You slowly climb out of the shattered pile of stone and wooden rubble you have spent the last few minutes in, aching all over. Seems like a pattern these days.Except for those ten minutes, your night has been utterly sleepless. You turn aside to glare at the culprit of your current situation: Tia.The green-haired Lunar is lying in the rubble together with you, naked except tor her shoulder-length gloves and thigh-length boots, supine. Her unfocused gaze is fixed on the ceiling in a trancelike state, accompanying a silly-looking grin plastered on her face.Her lithe body is covered in swirly, curvy lines of metallic silver, tattooed on her skin. They glow in the dark, and, while she can apparently keep them hidden and invisible at will, she either forgot or stopped caring during the night giving a distinctly eerie touch to your night-time experience.The bed you had intended to spend the night in did not survive the first ten minutes of said experience, however.0. Torn between her desire to please you and her instincts to please herself, she (and, at times during the night, he) has been quite rough, secure in the knowledge that your body was sturdy enough.Of course, "quite rough" is a gigantic euphemism, but you'd be lying if you said that you didn't enjoy every minute of it.You can now say with some certainty that, despite her (usually) lither build, Tia is definitely physically stronger than you. Whenever you managed to submit and dominate her (about half of the time) it was either because she let you, or because of your superior skill in bed allowed you to temporarily overpower her.On top of all that, sharing your bed with a shapeshifter, especially one that obediently indulges in your requests and is so eager to both please you completely and use your sturdy body to its full potential, was certainly an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life.
Mostly because Tia seems quite determined to make sure you will have constant reminders. "Again." She demands, rolling over you. "It's morning, Tia." You protest, not without some effort to resist the temptation. "It's LATE morning." You add, glancing outside of the window- er, outside of the hole in the wall. The sun is already high in the sky."...so?" She asks, clearly missing your point. "We can't continue?""We have things to do." Really, this girl."Yes. Yes we do." She nods sagely."I meant OTHER things!" Her deadpan delivery makes it hard for you to tell when she's joking. She pouts in response, but slips out of the bed and into her dress as you prepare for the day.> make plans for the day with Tia> go see Amata in the throne room> go see Irene on the walls> go see Samiel in the courtyard> go see Mikahil in the archives> call for Millian> go to the docks> go to the barbarian's camp> go downtown> leave town, head to the volcano> other?
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble recently Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. 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.Said Lunars have agreed that they'll help if we can find help for them: they want to drive some Fae from the island's swampland.>Solar? 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?@exaltedfagAlso, I've heard some people arguing that I wasn't very clear on Iron Kettle Body, since I didn't say that it lowered damage only down to a min. of 1 (not 0). And they're right, I explained myself poorly.Let's fix this: possible options are:-it replaces Iron Skin and thus can't stack with it-you replace it with another charm-you get a refund-other?
>>30648446> go see Amata in the throne roomLet's see what she needs us to do for the day.
>>30648446> call for MillianWe're gonna need new more sturdy accomodationsthen> go see Amata in the throne roomWe're gonna need to apologize for the destruction and presumably keeping the entire castle up last nightwe can head to the volcano after that
>>30648446> call for MillianSure, improve that bed.> go see Amata in the throne room
>>30648446> go see Amata in the throne roomLet's apologize for fucking her castle up.
>>30648446> call for Millian
>>30648420>Ask for Tia to spend the day as a male>Call for Millian and more wine
You get dressed as well, and wash up a bit. After a quick breakfast, the two of you head to the throne room, where Amata is already in the middle of her working day. You interrupt a discussion she's having with a few messengers and magistrates, most of which drop anything they were talking about when you walk in."You're going to keep that dress?" Amata asks right away. "I thought it was just for yesterday."You hadn't thought about it, but... "Well, it's comfy and cool, and it's easy to move in." You consider, doing a little spin.She nods, and you're reminded that it used to be HER dress. "Well, You can keep it if you want. So, did you need anything, other than asking for a repair crew?""I, uh..." Well, of course she knows. It must've been anything but subtle."Don't worry about it too much... for now." She concedes. "But if you intend to damage my castle every night like this, I'll have to move you in the courtyard." She thinks about it a second. "...Maybe I can sell tickets."Thankfully, she doesn't dwell on the subject for long. "So, have you decided how to make good on your promise to Talon, to find allies against the Fae?""I still need my drinking cup made from a Fae prince's skull." Tia reminds you of her needs. You roll your eyes a bit.What was it that you decided yesterday...?>Find volunteers in town>Travel to the northern archipelago, recruit a pirate crew>Go and visit the volcano god>Go and see Mikahil and ask for his assistance>Make a request to Amata (what?)>Other?
>>30648446>go see Samiel in the courtyardIf it replaces Iron Skin, is the new minimum 0?
>>30648962>Gather Mikhail and visit volcano godPele demands a sacrifice!
>>30648962>>Travel to the northern archipelago, recruit a pirate crewYarrrrr
>>30648962>You consider, doing a little spin.Man, we just flashed the whole room, didn't we?I like this dress. We need a drawfag in here.Anyway, vote is>Travel to the northern archipelago, recruit a pirate crewWe're a Zenith, leading people is what we do.Also, it might get us experienced sailors to build a new navy with.
>>30648975>Go and see Mikahil and ask for his assistanceGood start.Possibly ask to meet the city god before you go, and see who else he/she would suggest you can bother on the island.
>>30648962See if Mikahil has time to visit the god.If yes, god and then pirates, otherwise go to the pirates first
>>30648962>Go and see Mikahil and ask for his assistanceThis is timed, we can become a pirate queen afterwards but he'll only be here for the day.
>>30648962>Travel to the northern archipelago, recruit a pirate crewLet's do this one first, it seems fun.
>>30648962we should also talk to Zaan today before he is off on his merry way.Zaan is probably the one to approach about a civil cooperation between the three rivers and Tiana , in contrast to Talons military bend.
>>30648962>Travel to the northern archipelago, recruit a pirate crewLets convince those nice pirates to mend their ways.
>>30649072>>30649044>>30649038>>30649027>>30649019>>30648975>>30648992So, Volcano then Pirates? Works for me.
>>30648962>Go and visit the volcano god>Go and see Mikahil and ask for his assistanceHe said he's see the volcano god with us together
>>30649088I'm not particularly interested in recruiting the pirates as much as letting Tia take a bath in severed limbs and blood.
>>30648962If we go to talk to volcano god what are we going to bargain?I suggest we talk to Amata, and perhaps Three River lunar about having any executions be a bath in the volcano, unless said person would survive it. If they are executed due to necessity before that than a substitute in livestock.Another thing we could bargain is to have our cult one the island one day dedicated to her, sacrificing livestock or animals, according to their means. Its not humans but its something. And at the same time she gets rid of the Raska on her island and is seen in a positive light by the general inhabitants.
>>30649228Such execution also destroys the remains. So there would need to be a priest there to consecrate the executed before he gets thrown in. Also if he got executed before hand the remains could be consecrated and then thrown in with the substitute livestock.A way to get rid of the ones needed execution in a way that said fuck you you get to be erased from ever existing, not even the ground you are worthy to fertilize.
>>30649228I think "we'll kill the Raksha" is more than enough, maybe add making one day in our future cult a day dedicated to her
(gotta short afk, answer soon)
>>30648962Ask Mikahil for his assistance with the volcano goddess. I don't have a problem with trying to recruit pirates, but this is the one and only day that Mikahil is available to help us on this matter, so we NEED to make that our priority today. I'd we still want to recruit pirates after that, we can do it tomorrow.
>>30649228Promising to get rid of the Fair Folk would help. Lunars may hate the Raksha, but gods/spirits both hate AND fear them. See, the Raksha want to unravel any given god's domain back into unshaped wyld and unmake the god in the process. They're literally the antithesis to gods, beings designed to manage and survive in an ordered world.But yeah, something to sweeten the deal would be nice. Animal sacrifice, perhaps, maybe even a promise to try to beat one of our enemies nearly to death on her caldera then throw it in as a sacrifice. Just keep in mind that any promise we make with Mikahil around will end up being magically binding - to both us and the goddess - so we want to be careful only to promise things we're willing to be forced to do.
>>30649717We could offer to build a solars celestial manse on the slopes of the volcano.And sleep there occasionally. In the nude. Next to a window.But seriously, any god would be honored by such a generous proposition.As for this cult idea... why dont we just amend the already ubiquitous immaculate faith to say exalted are good, but there are levels of better exalted.Solars are awesome.
>>30649785From what I know of the immaculate faith. Most of the religion is good, its just the whole "The Dragonblooded are masters of all and you must bow down to them." Also we shouldn't preach that the realm is evil, that's the quickest way to get invaded and Wyld hunted.
>>30649785>We could offer to build a solars celestial manse on the slopes of the volcano.Only if the volcano is a demense - which, if it is, we should definitely build a palace-manse factory-cathedral and let her oversee Orichalcum refinement.I really don't like the idea of being hierarchically lauded as 'higher' than Dragon-blooded. Our attitude of authority is based much more on the fact that we're royalty than the fact that we're exalted. Personally, I want our religion to be built around the idea that prayer actually can pay for miracles. I want to develop a special Zenith Performance charm that lets us lead a group prayer to supercharge the essence flow from our cult. That lets our subjects bow down and pray to us and that, in turn, gives us the power flow necessary to walk among the crowd granting miracles, or to have a dramatic fight against a ton of people as long as we keep loudly leading the prayer collectively happening in the city below.A religion built around the idea that the people themselves are - in a big way - the source of their champion's strength, and vice versa. Less hierarchy, and more mutual reliance.That said, I've got no clue how that charm would work. Regain one Essence per turn as long as we keep leading the prayer? Per minute?Hell, how does Cult actually work in this quest?
>>30649883>>30649785Maka likely has no idea on how to actually build a factory-cathedral, let alone a manse. Unless she somehow got past life flashback since she asked Irene about what they were We should promise things we can physically do, since we will be supernaturally binded to whatever that will be.
>>30649454Hey, not sure if this little point is welcome or not, but the Twitter's not too useful if you're just posting links there. The main purpose I would find it useful for is posting things like 'Next thread tomorrow/[date] at approximately X-o-clock' or 'Tomorrow's thread canceled for reasons.' I can totally understand not wanting to invest in that twitter that much, though.
"I think I'll go and visit the volcano goddess." You say.She nods. "Keep in mind something." She points her finger at you. "I'm not going to make unrealistic concessions to her.""What do you mean?" You ask, wondering if this is going where you think it does."I'm not going to give her human sacrifice from Tianna.""Not even criminals?" You wonder."I've seen how that works in Wavecrest. You know what happens when there are no people guilty of capital crimes in jail, but the god wants his monthly sacrifice anyway?""...Someone guilty of lesser crimes gets it?" You guess."Precisely. Either that, or, somehow, there are always enough traitors and murderers to keep the jails full. It's a slippery slope, Maka, and not one I intend to put one foot on. "What CAN I promise her?"She shrugs. "A festival in her honor once a year. A single-day one, not more. Bonfires and dances or whatever she fancies. Oiled-up bitches dancing in the street, I dunno. As long as it doesn't get rowdy. Other than that... a shrine in Tianna, with one dedicated priest or priestess of her choice. A head of cattle once a season." She gives you a dry smile. "But nothing more. If there's a lesson the Immaculate Order is right in teaching, is that you don't encourage gods. Give them too much, and they start thinking they really ARE gods."You blink. "Aren't they?""Well, yes, but that's no excuse for acting like dicks. Someone has to keep them in their place. There are heavenly censors that SHOULD be doing that as their full-time job, but they're either overworked or corrupt or bullied in a corner, so everything's gone to Malfeas and back." She sighs. In any case, best of luck with this volcano business. Try not to cause an eruption.""I'll try." You nod a goodbye and leave."You could just punch her." Tia helpfully suggests as you both walk out of the castle."I'm not sure that would work." You note. "I mean, she's a goddess. She's probably dematerialized.""Punch her in the soul."
>>30650011>Oiled-up bitches dancing in the street, I dunno.Have I ever mentioned I *love* this Queen?
>>30650011>"Punch her in the soul."I love our waifu
>>30650011>She shrugs. "A festival in her honor once a year. A single-day one, not more. Bonfires and dances or whatever she fancies. Oiled-up bitches dancing in the street, I dunno. As long as it doesn't get rowdy. Other than that... a shrine in Tianna, with one dedicated priest or priestess of her choice. A head of cattle once a season."That's basically what she'd get in an Immaculate nation.Normally you need several Dragonblooded to punch the god in the face until the god agrees to that.Luckily we've got a couple of Solars and three Lunars, so we can probably get the job done.
>>30648420So, are we going to be changing/refunding Iron Kettle Body, or is that a discussion for the end of the thread?For those not clued in on this, we noticed that after voting on and acquiring our now power, that a clause appeared in Iron Kettle Body which makes all attacks still do a minimum of one point of damage. This makes it useless for wading into a sea of mooks or soaking damage from exalts who aren't bothering with damage-boosting charms - the specific reasons we wanted it. Personally, I'm not mad about it getting that change - not informing us was probably an oversight on EF's part, since that's a dumb thing to be intentionally tricky about - but I definitely wouldn't have voted for that power as it's currently written.My preference is to trade it back for the experience we spent on it - that's nice and easy, after all - but ExaltedFag seems to be willing to edit its text further to make it more useful/in line with its original intention.Thoughts?
>>30650028>>30650031I love them bothWe need to get them in our bed, at the same time, tonight.
>>30650031Technically, WE are HER waifu.
>>30650052>tonightI'm pretty sure we want to sleep at least once every other day
>>30650042I know nothing about Exalted and this is my first exposure to it, but yeah, that is in no way shape or form what we wanted.If either solution bring about what our original goal for it was, then I'd be happy with that.
>>30650042From what I remember Zeniths powers are 8 xp as opposed to out of caste powers which are 10xp. To be honest I think we should keep the power because we are going to run into damage stacked enemies and I rather have a soak power sooner rather then later.We only got 2 xp to go until we get the Husband Seducing demon dance, which is what we wanted after all.
>>30650325>We only got 2 xp to go until we get the Husband Seducing demon dance, which is what we wanted after all.I never wanted it, also Iron Kettle actually negate this setting bonus from weapon quality so it isn't that bad imho
>>30650367Agreeing with this.
>>30650325I really disagree, if for no other reason than the fact that what we voted for is, ultimately, not what we got. It's also, fairly explicitly, useful ONLY if an enemy has damage-boosting charms, and even then, it just makes them not-use their charms, while we've had to spend Essence - and they haven't.That said, the QM said in Exalted General that he might be interested in changing it into a permanent, non-stacking upgrade of Iron Skin Concentration as its balancing factor instead. Personally, I prefer that option. It would do what we wanted it to do - letting us wade into a crowd of mooks without pissing away essence, and forcing exalts to spend essence on damage-boosters if they want to take us down - while balancing it by not leaving us an option to completely soak away Damage 2 attacks.If he goes with that change, I would be on board for it. If not, I would rather just do the refund, because with the refund, we could pick up both Husband-Seducing Demon Dance and be only 2 xp away from Respect-Commanding Attitude as well.Basically what I'm saying is that Iron Kettle Body, as it currently stands, it simultaneously not what we voted for, doesn't serve the purpose we wanted it for, and isn't worth the xp we spent on it.I think that just refunding it would be easiest - and I'm saying that as someone who was pushing hard for Iron Kettle Body in the previous thread - but if the QM wants to change it to be a little more useful, that's good too.
(On a tablet now, posting gonna be slow. Apologies)"...I don't know how to punch souls.""Zaan can, in case things will go badly." She informs you. Useful information.As usual, a small crowd follows you across town. You mostly ignore them, and they keep their distance anyways. Perhaps someday you should spend some time in Tianna, trying to understand what the opinion of you is.Some other day, perhaps. Right now, you look up at the hilly landscape and the distant mountains west of Tianna, past the farmland surrounding the walled city, towards the tall profile of the volcano. A wisp of smoke ries from the flat top."...maybe we should ask for horses from the city guard." You consider. "By foot it's almost a day away.""Oh, I can carry you." Tia replies casually."...you can run that fast?" You wonder, worrying that you might regret asking that question.She grins proudly, and, under your eyes, her form shifts and bends and twists horrifyingly. Her dress vanishes, and she becomes much larger, dropping down on all-fours as her tattoos glow a bright blue-white in spurts and flashes.A few seconds later, a huge white wild stallion is staring back at you in her place."...It's going to get a while to get used to this shapeshifting business." You shake your head.> ride Tia to the volcano.> ask her to return human, borrow normal horses.> ask her to return human, walk.> ask her to take another form.
>>30650391>Damage boosting charm>Or the extra damage per scene weapon of exceptional quality and the several extra damage per scene artifact weapon get for freeI still don't want Husband-Seducing Demon Dance
>>30650426We still need to get Mikahil.
>>30650426>> ride Tia to the volcano.We should *always* Ride Tia.
>>30650391Scenelong, not permanent.
>>30650426ask if she can do that on the way back as well, we don't want to waste time walking, if so> ride Tia to the volcano.
>>30650426> ride Tia to the volcano.The more useful we let her be, the happier she is
>>30650426>Ask her if she has a more fuzzy form to take that could carry us>Ride Tia to the volcano
>>30650433Spending essence on a scene-long charm to ignore one damage per scene and my our opponents not bother wasting essence on damage-boosting charms - leaving them with essence to spend on hitting more often or using their own defenses - is not a worthwhile use of our essence or our experience.>>30650443Ah, right, sorry, I see I was unclear. I meant that it was permanently upgrading the charm, not that it was changing the charm to have a permanent duration.
>>30650438yes, he said he'd help with the goddess, so lets get him
>>30650438Yes, we do. The whole reason we're doing this today is because we want Mikahil's help - and he would be a huge help.
>>30650426seconding >>30650438 & >>30650461we can let Mikahil ride a normal horse, we can ride Tia
>>30650426> ride Tia to the volcano.We should ask what other forms she can take too. Especially fluffy ones.
>>30650426>ride Tia to the volcano.
>>30650426>Wild stallion>stallionit's gonna be too busy trying to fuck us to carry us. Get a mare or a gelding.
>>30650459>Spending an essence per scene to prevent someone from using damage charms or artifact weapons to kill us in three turns instead of the usual five (assuming everything hits and damage) is a bad investmentI disagree
>>30650426>>30650438 yeah, seconding/thirding >>30650461>>30650474>>30650476he is the one who told us to do this and said he'd help us, it would be stupid to do it without him
>>30650438...I hate working on a tablet. I wrote a line about that, and the touchscreen keyboard ate it.Basically: Before leaving the city, you go and cpnsult him. He says that he has to finish a thing, but he'll meet you there. He seems very confident in his ability to get there fast enough.(Wasn't written quite like that, but I can't recover it)
>>30650508>I disagreeThat's 100% fair, but I, personally, would never have voted for Iron Kettle Body if it originally had that clause. I have a feeling that a lot of other people might agree too. That's why I think just refunding the experience would be easier - we can have a brand new vote at the end of the thread to see if we still want to pick it back up again.That seems a reasonable way of handling this - unless Exaltedfag is interested in changing the charm's text again.Do you disagree on that front too?
>>30650534excellent, then we shall meet him there on our noble steed
>>30648420...We need to get some maiden tea if we keep this pace up.
>>30650426>ask her to return human, borrow normal horses."I'm not going to use you as an animal mount, Tia. That's incredibly degrading to you, and I don't want you to degrade yourself for my comfort."No? Everyone else wants to use her as a beast of burden? For fuck's sake, people.
>>30650555While I agree that we might have to redo a vote, I refuse to have it retroactively changed to Husband-Seducing Demon Dance, to me it sounds more like "Oh man my choice didn't get picked last thread and I now have the opportunity to have it without a vote so I'll take it."
>>30650599I'm not that worried about it. If she wants to carry us, fine.
>>30650426Its a pity that we don't know IC about the Zenith's oath power. It would be the only way to make the damn god keep its word
>>30650601>I refuse to have it retroactively changed to Husband-Seducing Demon DanceNobody's suggesting that. We're suggesting getting a refund and a revote, with the possibility that we might spend the XP on something else instead. For real, I was all over Iron Kettle Body, and I personally detest the idea of using Unnatural Mental Influence, not to mention that we don't have something like Tiger Warrior Training Technique to take advantage of it yet.But I also don't find Iron Kettle Body, with that change (which really is an enormous change) to be worth our experience spent on it. Whether that means we pick up social charms, or that iron fists charm, or what have you, all I want is either a simple refund or for Exaltedfag to change it to something that actually fits the role we wanted it for.The only reason I'm advocating a refund over an edit is because it's easier - I don't want to put Exaltedfag out any more than he already has been, and I don't really want to establish a precedent where we're retroactively altering how our powers work, whether at our vote or at the QM's decision. A simple refund - rather than editing a second time - seems easiest and simplest.But I definitely understand where you're coming from. I don't want Husband-Seducing Demon Dance either. I just also don't want Iron Kettle Body as it's currently written. It's not what I voted for. I voted for a charm that makes people have to exert special effort to hurt us, and immunity to mooks.
>>30650660That's an Eclipse Power, dood.
>>30650660That an Eclipse.
>>30650660>Zenith's oath powerIt's the Eclipse oath power, actually. Mikahil has that, not us.
>>30650680>>30650679>>30650683Wow, I got the caste wrong while posting a picture of the caste in question.
>>30650426"City. People. Not used to Exalts." Go somewhere secluded Tia back to human and see MikhailAlso we are running around in a dress that was full of demon gore we took a bath with. And then was in a room we demolished via sex with lunar. I doubt that dress is anything more than rags. I do hope we took another one.
>>30650680That is a Zenith.>>30650660That is a skinny eclipse.Zenith are more punch ready and more sensible. Something Maka is currently not.
With a bit of hesitation, you mount the large warhorse in front of you. He's incredibly docile (of course) and helps you climb up. You find you can easily hold on to him without a saddle or anything, and as soon as you're ready he leaps ahead and picks up a terrifying speed, far greater than any normal horse.Past the farmland and what you'd call the "civilized" area around Tianna's walls, there is no path and no sign of human settlement or even transit. Jagged yet grassy hills grow harsher and harsher as you approach the foot of the mountains. The scenery flashes past you in a blur as Tia leaps practically from hilltop to hilltop, the volcano growing larger with every step.Your ride runs uphill with little trouble, scaling the rocky slopes of the volcano, until you both reach the border of the caldera a few hours later.You dismount, and Tia immediately transforms back. You notice the transformation doesn't even ruin or remove her dress, that reappears on her flawlessly.You're standing on a narrow rocky edge, trapped between the harsh slope of the mountain, and a thirty-meters drop ending in a flat surface of red-hot rock.You feel like that entire trip has been amazingly fast, and yet, Mikahil is not far from where you arrived, sitting on a rock not too far from you, reading a book. He hasn't noticed you, it seems.>call him>surprise him>call for the goddess
>>30650781Those are both Eclipses, actually.And Zeniths are mostly just tough and charismatic, not punchy.
>>30650770It's a Solar's clothing.It only breaks if it's thematically appropriate.>>30650781Those are both Eclipses. Look at the damn caste mark.
>>30650426>ask her to return human, walk.It gives us an excuse to talk, and take a 'break' or two
>>30650790>You feel like that entire trip has been amazingly fast, and yet, Mikahil is not far from where you arrived, sitting on a rock not too far from you, reading a book. He hasn't noticed you, it seems.Motherfucking Ride charms.>call himWe want him to take point, as far as liaising with the goddess is concerned. We need him to mediate.
>>30650790>call himLets not surprise him. He's probably lived a life where surprises try to kill him
>>30650790>>call himlets get a rundown of dealing with gods 101
You walk up to Mikahil, and he puts the book away as he notices you. He looks like he's on even less sleep than he was yesterday. "Maka." He greets you."Rough night?" You ask."Noisy." He nods. "Should we start calling Dancing Smoke?""That's the name of the goddess?" You ask.He mumbles affirmatively. "This is a fairly large and old volcano, so she's a comparatively powerful goddess. She's one of the borderline cases, on the matter-spirit line.""Matter-spirit line?" You ask. Never heard about that."The distinction between gods and elementals. It's very clear in many cases, but a volcano god is somewhere between god and a fire elemental. Dancing smoke is around there. It's going to be hard: we'll have to be the ones in command, but at the same time not upset her too much. Not so much that she'll get mad. Don't expect her to stay always rational and reasonable and act in her own best interests at all times.""...am I doing this? Or you are?""Your call." He replies. "Let's also decide how to call her. Pray to her, or issue an official request, or demand her presence.">take charge>support MikahilCombined with (Rolled action)> pray to Dancing Smoke> require Dancing Smoke's presence> demand that Dancing Smoke manifest herself
>>30651072>take charge>require Dancing Smoke's presencespeak as equals, at least ostensibly. This is a business arrangement
>>30651072>take charge>request Dancing Smoke
>>30651072>support Mikahilhe knows what he's doingalso, keep our hand over Tia's mouthnot sure on the differences of outcome from the other options but fuck it> pray to Dancing Smoke
>>30651072>take charge>require Dancing Smoke's presence
>>30651072>take chargeWe need to be the one in charge, given the purpose of this whole thing.> politely require Dancing Smoke's presenceBalanced suggestion seems fine.
>>30651085Remember, you gotta roll 1d10s here.
Rolled 10>>30651072>take charge>require Dancing Smoke's presence
>>30651072>take charge> require Dancing Smoke's presencepraying gives her control of the situation, demanding will piss her off.
Rolled 3>>30651100ah, sorry, thought you were calling for after vote was decided
Rolled 4>>30651099Rolling for this.
Rolled 2>>30651072seconding >>30651099
>>30651072>support Mikahil> require Dancing Smoke's presenceLet him do the talking, he's the professional negotiator. We two Solar Exalted require Dancing Smoke's presence as emissaries of the Highest of Holies.
Rolled 4>>30651072>take charge>Request Dancing Smoke's presence
Rolled 3>>30651072Take chargeRequire Dancing Smoke's Presence
Rolled 5>>30651100Here you go, then.
Rolled 4>>30651118Oh whoops, forgot to roll.
Rolled 1all these shitty rolls...
Rolled 10>>30651137I know, right?
>>30651104>>30651147Thankfully 10s are 2 successes each.Who knows how big our pool is, though.
Rolled 2>>30651153Well, it's either Zenith + Social or Eclipse + Social, which is 7 or 5, respectively.
>>30651072>support Mikahil>require Dancing Smoke's presence>Other: Ask Tia to not threaten or act aggressively toward Dancing Smoke, even if it lashes out at us. This is important to us, and we'd rather be carried to safety by her than the other way around, should things go bad. Possibly while speaking softly to her, biting our lip, and softly stroking her cheek.
>>30651278samefag, but expanding on the Other bit...always, always cover your bases when you have an impulsive and/or hotblood type around.
Goddamn touchpad ate my entire post for three times consecutively. Depressed as fuck, considering smashing this damn thing with a hammer. Can't wait to get back to a normal pc.Give me a bit, sorry. Meanwhile, let's talk xp and charms. Is the general concensus ok on the fixed Iron Kettle Body (min. Damage 0, replaces Iron Skin)? Or would you like to suggest something else?
>>30651539I'm fine with either the fixed Iron Kettle Body or a refund, whichever you find easier. We haven't used it yet in-game, so it's no biggie either way.
>>30651539That compromise works for me. Sorry to hear about the tablet issues, I know too well that particular pain...
>>30651539I'm fine with that.
>>30651539Well I was fine with the min damage 0 for extra and min damage 1 for everything else that was proposed yesterday, but as long as we get some decent damage reduction I'm fine with it
>>30651539I'll go with what the more knowledgeable anons vote for.Also, might wanna write up posts in a word processor, save it and copypaste it to 4chan
>>30651574>Also, might wanna write up posts in a word processor, save it and copypaste it to 4chan100% this. Get some kind of word processor app for your tablet.
Rolled 9>>30651539The fix sounds fine. You're doing a fine job, so whatever makes things easier for you.
>>30651654Forgot to clear the e-mail field. Ignore that roll, please.
>>30651539What kind of tablet fyou have? One of those app running pos or a tablet PC?
(2 successes)You clear your throat and approach the edge of the caldera. You'll have to learn how to deal with this sort of being sooner or later, and now is as good a time as any.Tia is at your side, supporting you. "Remember." She reminds you. "Punch to the soul."You take a deep breath and call out: "Dancing Smoke! I, Maka, Chosen of the Unconquered Sun, require your attention!"A deep rumbling noise rises from the bottom of the earth, followed by a cloud of white smoke. As it drifts up to your level, it coalesces into a human shape, sporting godly and elemental signs of power: flames and horns and wings that sustain her physical shape, slowly flapping in large, sweeping motions."...my, a Prince of the Earth? On my Domain?" She chuckles coyly. "A grand honor indeed! To what do I owe it?"(Rolled action)> Require her assistance on a personal basis> Require her assistance on the Lunars' behalf> Require her assistance on Tianna's behals> Ask her to pledge allegiance to you> Propose a deal> Other?
>>30651897>Require her assistance on Tianna's behals
Rolled 10>>30651897> Require her assistance on a personal basis> Propose a deal
>>30651673The former.>>30651670Considering we're using a dicepool system, it's not important. In fact, it would be ok if you always rolled while posting because that would mean i always have rolls handy to reference.>>30651574Will try
Rolled 8>>30651897>Require her assistance on a personal basis> Ask her to pledge allegiance to you
Rolled 5>>30651897> Require her assistance on a personal basis> Ask her to pledge allegiance to youquestion for my fellow exaltedanons, can we fuck her? and would that impress Tia?
Rolled 9>>30651897>Require her assistance on Tianna's behalfWe're trying to forge an alliance, not get a personal favor.>>30651952>question for my fellow exaltedanons, can we fuck her? and would that impress Tia?Can we please not? This is a crazy bitch into human sacrifice. The idea of banging someone that fucking evil literally makes my dick into an innie.
>>30651952That's some silly questions anon.Yes to both.
>>30651952I'd say yes, but how much do you want to bet she erupts when she...erupts. If you know what I mean.
>>30651969But human sacrifice like slavery isn't evil in exalted.
Rolled 3>>30651897> Require her assistance on Tianna's behalf>ask her to pledge allegianceAlso, TALK TO THE HEART >>30651989I'm against human sacrifice. I'm pro Liman sacrifice though.
Let's seduce her.That would solve this problem.
Rolled 8>>30651989>But human sacrifice like slavery isn't evil in exalted....what? Yes it is. It's just still done anyway.Exalted is a setting that lacks 'objective' evil, meaning things are only as evil or not-evil as they are in real life. And human sacrifice is only slightly less evil than child murder. Like, seriously, it's only of the most evil things I can imagine, if we're talking on a purely conceptual level.The idea of banging a chick who's into human sacrifice turns me off more than I can describe. She is an utterly repugnant being, and the only reason we're talking to her is because we genuinely need her help.
Rolled 3>>30651897It's time someone fixes this damned Island and unifies it. And we cant have that with the Raksha on it. Once that is done we can have some respectful dialogue to the future of the island with all concerned.>wife lleadbYes capcha a wife leash. Some steamy sex orgy.
>>30652019I get the feeling she mainly wants human sacrifice because that's what all the other volcano gods get.
>>30651996I'm just pointing out that anon modern moral concern doesn't really fit with the moral of princess from Gem, even in exile.>>30652019Nah mate, it's the only reason 'you' are agreeing with the talk plenty of other people don't mind.
Rolled 9>>30652033she's just a misunderstood volcano goddess who wants attention and to fit in with the other volcano gods
Rolled 8>>30651897Well its time people did their jobs, Dancing smoke.I intend to help the lunars out clearing the Raksha. I suggest you join me.Once that deal is done without much we could offer some things from Amatas list as a sweetener for good relations, and than ensure that others outside Tiana pick it up.>>30652019Hate fuck man, hate fuck.
>>30652019Personally, This is the sort of situation where UMIing her into reformation as our minion would be acceptable.
Rolled 4>>30652033I don't care why she wants it. The fact that she wants it puts her squarely in my 'hot but too crazy for me to actually be into' list. It's a profoundly evil thing to want - someone to be murdered as an act of praise to you.Getting her assistance? Sure. Setting up a holiday for her? Also okay.Fucking this piece of evil-crazy?I sure fucking hope not.
Rolled 8>>30651897>> Require her assistance on a personal basis
Rolled 9>>30652063Indeed, she may try burn us into death considering her less than stable condition.
Rolled 4>>30652063heres a curious and not really serious question for you anonwhat if sleeping with her 'cured' her of her want for sacrifices, would you do it them?
>>30652063You realize that the god we follow, the UC, has had tens of thousand sacrificed in his honor?
Rolled 8>>30652084>what if sleeping with her 'cured' her of her want for sacrifices, would you do it them?...yes? I guess?But as she is now, she's an utterly disgusting person, even if she does have a hot body. Like, 'I find you as evil as the Lintha' disgusting. At least they have a motive for murdering and castrating people beyond 'to inflate my ego and essence pools.' The only thing that makes me more willing to deal with her is the fact that she isn't hostile to Tianna yet, otherwise I would want her on our chopping block too.
Rolled 3>>30651897> Require her assistance on a personal basis> Propose a deal Time to bargain with a volcanoTell her our plans to wipe the fae off the island, and maybe that it'd be nice to put the fear of fire into them.
Rolled 3>>30652130And in 2e canon, they were sacrificed against his will, without him asking for it.If we were working with the 1e Unconquered Sun assumption - the demi-Aztec pro-sacrifice sun god - I would be pretty against having sex or similar intimate closeness with him too.
>>30652084Here's my thoughts for sacrifice. If she really needs it, see if she'll settle for being useful and honorably creating the dead. If she doesn't, try getting her to settle for "oiled-up bitches dancing in the street to proclaim their adoration for her" or sanctioned orgies and a priestly order.
Rolled 5>>30651897> Require her assistance on a personal basis> Ask her to pledge allegiance to youTime to get another serious ally. Well ok, a slightly crazy one.Still it wants to burn things and there are Raksha on the island. We are offering as good as a chance as its going to get and even bring gifts for it. Else we can always try punching and fucking.
>>30652171We were allowed 1 head of cattle per season too if I recall correctly, though I'd rather we not show our whole hand too soon.
Rolled 2>>30651926>>30651941>>30652158>>30652066>>30651952Uh, guys? We don't need her assistance on a personal basis. We're trying to secure an alliance between her an Tianna, not an alliance between her and ourself.Have you guys forgotten what we're doing here?
>>30652204We were allowed to negotiate on the behalf of Tianna, but if we can do it ourselves without breaking the status quo for the Raksha and get her to defend Tianna from the deathknight as a separate matter all the better.
>>30652204Why would we not want a personal alliance with a god? There's probably more things she can help with outside just the Fae situation, and she has an aggravated relationship with tianna already.
Rolled 10>>30652204>Require her assistance on Tianna's behalfI can kind of see it both ways. Sure, we want her to help Tianna, but if they're on bad terms, maybe it'd be better to open up with her helping out a Lawgiver. More clout, less bad vibes. Still, let's stick to business. Who knows how it'll shake out?
Rolled 8>>30652248>Why would we not want a personal alliance with a god?I'm not saying we shouldn't want one, I'm saying the whole point of being here today is to secure an alliance with Tianna first and foremost.
>>30652204>>30652266Let put it this way anon.If your friend ran a store that needed security and you went to get someone to help would you:A) Ask on your friends behalf so that they protect the store for your friendorB) Ask on your behalf so that they're protecting the store because it belongs to a friend of yours.Remember, Tianna pays the cost either way. So both have the same result but one gives us a personal advantage.
Rolled 7>>30652171that didn't answer my question...I just wanted to know if hypothetically, she would stop the sacrifices if you fucked her, would you?not even serious about current context, just purely hypothetical
Rolled 8>>30652275Except if we're asking for it on our own behalf, that means that the alliance is with us, meaning Tianna can't really negotiate independently if we're gone.If, on the other hand, the alliance is actually with Tianna/Amata, we've created a stable situation that doesn't get damaged in the slightest when we leave/die.That's the point.It's the same reason why a diplomat/ambassador asks for other countries to enter into deals with the nations they represent, instead of asking for their nations to be helped as a personal favor to themselves.
>>30652275don't forget that the store and the person you are asking for help are on rocky terms at best.
Could you guys calm your Hateboners at least until she asks for human sacrifice?All we know is that Volcano Gods like human sacrifice, that's like hating an entire species because to them human flesh tastes better than anything else, even if the specific member of it your talking with has never even eaten human
Rolled 2>>30652204well aware of that, but as Amata said, relations between her and the goddess have not been great, we're a fresh neutral party, we get her to help us, we help Tianna, she helps Tianna without having to deal with the drama of helping Amatapolitics anon
Rolled 6>>30651897>Require her assistance on Tianna's behals
>>30652275No, in this case it would be more like.You need someone help to do something your friend, while he has a bad relationship with that person, offer to make amend to help. Would you:A) Use the bargaining chips given to you by your friend.B) Attempt to handle it yourself while keeping the chips in had in case they are neededIf B succeed without the use of friend bargaining chips we can then attempt to smooth the relations between Friend and the person from whom you sought help.
Rolled 6>>30652301>>30652317And we can save up the festival and shit for when we ask for help specifically for Tianna against the Abyssals and not doing her a favor and fighting for the whole island against the Raksha.
Rolled 6>>30652337Plus we could work that out in some kind of extra service with extending the vulcan festival to the whole island, Three Rivers, Pirates and Tianna into making the Vulcan Goddess also responsible for the supernatural protection of the island, or at leat the people that participate in the festival for her.
Rolled 5>>30652313>All we know is that Volcano Gods like human sacrificeNo, Amata said that this goddess in particular is into human sacrifices, and that she has been actively avoiding diplomacy with her for that reason. That's the equivalent of hating a person because they've requested in past meetings to eat your mortal retainers.
Rolled 7>>30652369>to eat your mortal retainers.you mean criminals
Rolled 2>>30652383No, I mean 'literally anyone who happens to be around.' She requested human sacrifice, not 'criminal sacrifice.' It's the equivalent of the Lunars coming to last night's diplomatic meeting and saying, 'Hey, can you round up one of your citizens for us to eat?'Sure, that could mean that the host then chooses a criminal. But that's not, specifically, what was asked for. Just any human, good or bad, young or old, what have you.And that's fucking evil.Or 'a failure to see humans as people.' And do you know what I call people who fail to see other people as actual people? Fucking evil.
>>30652335Only thing is as a analogy this is pretty bad.It's not simple or imminently intuitive mentally.
>>30652414 >I call people who fail to see other people as actual people?You do know that gods aren't people, right?
Rolled 9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz1VNbQYiTwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_oQkSh2lq8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt9M2ZGwOc0This is a god primer for a nice priest starting up a religion or philosophy.
Rolled 2>>30652435>You do know that gods aren't people, right?...yes they are. They're not humans, but they're still people. 'Human' and 'person' are not the same thing. 'Person' is anything that's sapient.
>>30652414Is an active volcano, in and of itself, evil? Does the fact that it wants to fulfill its purpose or at least have that purpose simulated at a level meaningful to those begging it to sit on its thumbs rather than do something it finds fulfilling? I'm not certain you're using the right metric to understand where she's coming from here.
Rolled 2>>30652469'Callously chucking someone into a volcano' is not the same 'purpose' as 'making magma flow down the sides of my hill.' And it's not a simulation of it either. A volcano's purpose isn't to kill people with magma, it's to sit there, grow the island, be hot, and be oozing with molten rock and metal.So, yes, I would find a volcano that actively steers is magma flows into villages and cities instead of just doing what it normally does to be fucking evil.
>>30652469Eck in >>30650660 deal Shark God asks to be allowed to eat everyone that fall in the water friend or foe to help during a sea battle it doesn't make it evil.
Rolled 3>>30652491Nope, vulcanos are supposed to erupt from time to time. Gods aren't supposed to make sure the world is nice to everyone, their job is to make sure that the world works like it's designed too. It's like calling the God of murder evil because he's doing his job.
>>30652469Either way, anything we offer her is more than she's getting now, and I'd be surprised if she was immovable about human sacrifice, especially if two Solars and a Lunar are there to make the offer, and one can make the agreement permanently binding under the laws of heaven.
>>30652514Or calling the maiden of ending evil because she's doing her job.
Rolled 9>>30652514But they're not supposed to actively try to have people killed. A volcano that intentionally erupts at a village instead of just erupting as normal is fucking evil. A god of murder who, instead of handling his job normally, goes out of his way to have people ritually sacrificed in his honor is fucking evil.The point isn't 'people dying because I did my job.' That's ethically questionable, and debatably neutral. The point is 'actively trying to increase death and suffering when it's not relevant to my job or purpose' is FUCKING EVIL. It's evil in the same way a human torturing an animal to death instead of killing it quickly for food is evil. It's evil in the same way a general maximizing instead of minimizing civilian casualties is evil.It's evil because it's an ego-driven display of requesting EXTRA pain and suffering, and has NOTHING to do with actually doing their job.
So guys, I thought of something.When the subject of human sacrifice comes up, do we even know why she wants human sacrifice?We need to learn why she wants human sacrifice, how she views her volcano and the island that came from it, and what makes humans fitting for sacrifice to her.Then, we need to ask her why she does not view the humans as her children. She has crafted this island like a cradle for all kinds of life to cling to, has she not?If we can shift her viewpoint even a bit toward a more motherly aspect of her ability to create and destroy, we might be able to lessen her desire for human sacrifice.And we can totally turn her into an elemental/god MILF. But that would just be a bonus.
>>30652621She likely wants human sacrifice because that's what Island volcanoes want.
>>30652621She's a volcano goddess, and all the cool volcano gods get human sacrifices.>we need to ask her why she does not view the humans as her childrenHuman are prayer factories.
>>30652648>Humans are prayer factoriesLiterally true.
Rolled 10>>30652621Gods get the equivalent of food/money and essence when someone prays and makes sacrifices to them. The more prayer, the better prayer, and the bigger the sacrifice, the more food/money/essence they get. If a god gets a human sacrifice, that's the equivalent to getting a big Christmas bonus.She's literally asking for someone to get murdered as a bribe that she can then go on to spend in Heaven to get her apartment refurbished or buy a celestial hooker or something.That's how evil this is. She's asking for people to be killed in her name in order to score her some extra celestial cash.And that's assuming she has a Celestial abode. If's she's a strictly Terrestrial god, it's not even for that. It's just the ego boost and the essence bump.
I only lurk this thread because the girl in the OP image gets me everytime
>>30652693That's how the great game of divinity work and will always work if you have a problem with it bring it up to the complaint bureau.
Rolled 5>>30652713The only problem I have with it is when callously murdering human beings for a payday comes up.And even then, my main problem with it is that I DO NOT WANT OUR MAIN CHARACTER TO FUCK SOMEONE INTO THAT SHIT.I don't have a problem with making deals with this chick. I just have a problem with having sex with someone that fucking evil.
>>30652693>evilWhy would a volcano not giving a shit about a human life make it "evil"? It's not human FFS, and it for sure doesn't have modern morals.
>>30652731Values dissodince =/= EvilThere's no reason why she should care about humans anymore than the average human cares about a pigeon.
>>30652731While you consider it evil it isn't evil, gods consider humanity as cattle. They can milk them (prayers) or they can butcher them and get meat (sacrifice).
Rolled 6>>30652748>Why would a volcano not giving a shit about a human life make it "evil"?The problem isn't that it doesn't give a shit about human life. If it was indifferent to human suffering because it's a goddamn volcano, I wouldn't have any issue with it.The issue is that it DOES care about human life. It is ACTIVELY TRYING TO GET PEOPLE KILLED to fill its celestial wallet. That kind of callous evil is, in my book, enough to make me want to 'not have sex' with someone.>>30652760...except the fact that humans, despite not having super powers, have the same mental capacity as any god of Essence 5 or less. They are just as much people, with just as real of feelings. And wanting humans to be ACTIVELY MURDERED for her ego/bank account is evil.Evil enough for me to not want to have sex with her. Not evil enough to want to kick her face in, or be rude to her, or something. But evil enough that I don't want her to stick her tongue in our protagonist unless it's somehow one of her terms for assistance.
>>30652731But what if you have the chance of fucking them into being good? That's on the table here.
Rolled 6>>30652731I don't think anyone was seriously considering fucking her, that was just a joke
Rolled 1>>30652799>they can butcher them and get meat (sacrifice)Except that's illegal for gods, because the Celestial Bureaucracy does consider humans to be actual people.>>30652807>That's on the table here.According to whom?
Rolled 10>>30652821>According to whom?trolls that like arguing
Rolled 8>>30652817>I don't think anyone was seriously considering fucking her, that was just a jokeNo, I'm pretty sure they were serious. You really shouldn't underestimate how much a quest's playerbase wants to fuck literally everything, especially a quest as already-lewd as this one or with an NPC with this rocking of a body.
>>30652839And there goes my drink you bastard
>>30652804Let's try this differently. The volcano is an omnivore. It can survive uncomfortably on herbs, roots and berries (prayers and a minor cult) but to thrive and really feel satisfied, it needs meat (sacrifices). Now, Dancing Smoke has a relatively large physical and spiritual mass to support, and not much forage in the area, so is it surprising that she wants a large and steady supply of food so she doesn't have to worry about the lean months any more?
Rolled 4Please stop debating the morality of gods in the game it clutters the thread.These gods are ancient greek or norse gods. They are not adhering to the ideas of good and evil because it has no meaning to them. Humans are a resource and it is said so point fucking blank. Humans and things with souls were made to be fuel for the Games of divinity and the gods. Now if we tell her that humans don't like to be sacrificed but are more than willing to come to a alternate payment scheme that is more sustainable for them and her that is another situation.I suggest moving the question of morality, ethics and good and evil to the general thread, so this one survives longer. Please
Rolled 5>>30652868Except that's not true. The goddess can survive comfortably - and with surplus - on prayer alone. They can survive extremely comfortable with the sacrifice of goods and animals. Human sacrifice, in turn, is the equivalent of giving an omnivore a huge cash bonus, a lifetime supply of kobe beef and gold leaf-encrusted food, and a large enough allowance to afford an arbitrarily large supply of cocaine.Human sacrifice isn't a rounding out of the diet, making her living situation more comfortable. It's an ego-driven extravagance gained through the murder of a living, thinking person, which Heaven recognizes and living, thinking people. And illegal extravagance, in fact, that she's asking for regardless.It is, in mortal terms, like showing up at the police station to ask them to help with a gang in your neighborhood, and them responding by saying, "Yeah, sure. Just bring us a person - a hobo or something - and murder them for us so that we can sell them and add the money to our pension fund."It is INSANELY evil.
Rolled 6>>30652872My problem isn't with dealing with the goddess. I'm not saying we should be rude, or not make a deal.I'm ONLY saying I don't want to fuck someone asking for human sacrifice because I find it evil.That is the ONLY thing I'm asking for.
>>30652804>have the same mental capacity as any god of Essence 5 or less.Not those guys, but mental capacity is not a foolproof argument for ethical treatment. It means that somebody far more intelligent than a human has the moral permission to treat humans like cattle.
>>30652936And while I understand you concerns I find them silly and do not agree with them.Because seriously what's us having sex with her have to do with anything else?
Rolled 3>>30652965Because I find her morally and ethically disgusting. As a player, Maka having sex with this particular NPC who has this kind of sentiment towards humans would make me uncomfortable and unhappy. It would trouble me and, thus, I am voting against it ever happening, and hoping that others will do the same....isn't that how voicing an opinion or placing a vote in a quest works?
Rolled 8>>30652926>It is INSANELY evil.is's evil for a HUMANShe's isn't, stop treating her like one
Rolled 6>>30652990>is's evil for a HUMANWhich is reason enough for me to not want to have sex with her.I'm not asking for any other action on this matter aside from 'not having sex.'
I say we take Tia's soul punch idea and combine it with Talk To The Heart. Punch wanting sacrifices right out of her, replace with a motherly nature directed at humans
>>30653003I still think having sex with her is acceptable to sweeten the pot in absence of offering her human sacrifices.
Rolled 2>>30653030Oh, I agree with that. If fucking her is something we can offer in order to get her help in protecting Tianna and securing additional alliances, it's a decent enough bargaining chip. I just don't want to have sex with her just for the sake of having sex with her. She's not someone I want us to willingly take - or actively pursue - as a lover.
>>30653022...so we'd have the erupting constantly to punish her wayward children for ignoring her advise and miss understanding her care? "If you don't want to live by my rules find your own island! I love you squishy ones, but I have to be tough on you. It's for your own good!"Tl;dr I can see that backfiring massively.
>>30652693>>30652684>>30652926Do we actually know any of this AS THE CHARACTER or are you being META AS FUCK about it?I'm suggesting we ask because as far as I know, this character knows nothing about such things and to deal with this elemental/goddess we need to understand the other party's position.and maybe because I want to see if we can edge her toward a more doting mother mode.
>>30653085It's one stubborn guy being butthurt about a volcano god wanting human sacrifices. Maka didn't really care.
Rolled 2>>30653085It's one of the core teachings of the Immaculate Faith, which is as big in Creation as Roman Catholicism was in Western Europe in 1300 AD. It's something that everyone knows, more or less - how gods get paid and how prayer works.
Rolled 4>>30653125I'm 100% butthurt. I'll totally admit that. But the only thing I want is to not fuck her. I'm not suggesting we be a dick to her, or call her evil, or not be her ally, or ANYTHING like that.Just not-fuck her.
>>30653125the character should care on some level, though.We know that human sacrifice is unacceptable to the city we're acting as a negotiator for, and that the party we're negotiating with apparently wants human sacrifice.We can't just ignore the fact that we'll need a way to convince the party that human sacrifice isn't needed.
Rolled 4>>30653150How about you shut up about the fucking until it comes up? Just because it was thrown out once or twice doesn't mean we're actually going to do it, so there's no need to mention it FIVETHOUSAND times, and you're making me want to fuck her just to spite you
>>30653150So we're fine sacrificing Tia's subbordinates to her? Fuck you.
Rolled 9>>30653186I'm still arguing against it because people are still arguing against me. If people had just left my 'please let's not fuck her' statement alone, that would have been the end of it. But as long as people still seem interested in fucking her, I'll keep arguing against it.>>30653205What? No, human sacrifice is totally off the table. I'm just saying we shouldn't be a dick or call her evil for wanting it. That's rude and would totally undermine any efforts to make her an ally for Tianna.
>>30653150Most people aren't advocating fucking her, and I'd draw the line at a much saner place, like not throwing anything in the volcano
Just got back home, apologies for slow replies, will post soon.
Rolled 2THIS ENTIRE DISCUTION IS IRRELEVANT FOR THE NEXT UPDATE. WE ARE ALREADY AGREED THAT THERE WILL BE NO HUMAN SACRIFICES.WHY ARE THERE DOZENS OF POST BEING MADE FOR NO REASON AT ALL ONLY CLUTTERING THE THREAD AND BRINGING IT IN AUTOSAGE?RAISE AND DEFEND YOUR POINT AND BUTTHURT WHEN IT BECOMES RELEVANT!NOT ONE OR TWO THREADS BEFORE, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IF WE CONTINUE LIKE THIS. NEGOTIATIONS WILL LAST FOR TWO THREADS, ALL FILLED ABOUT TALK OF FUCKING HER OR NOT.
Rolled 4>>30653231Nobody's arguing for actually engaging in human sacrifice, so I didn't feel the need to argue against it. I'm even more unwilling to participate in that. But people are saying they want to fuck someone who actively advocates having humans sacrificed to her, so I felt the need to say I absolutely do not want to fuck her and then, when questioned why, I explained.Then people argued against my reasons, and I argued back for why I still felt that way.That's what this entire retarded argument has been about. People disagreeing with my reasons for not wanting to fuck a chick into human sacrifice.
>>30653222>No Human Sacrifice!!!How about Lintha? Beastman? Minor gods? You're drawing the line where exactly?
>>30653236Please hurry, this worthless fucking conversation needs to end.
>>30653261In all fairness, antisex dude is a really effective straw man for displaying the virtues of amorality in this setting.
>>30653185She's going to care that the Queen doesn't want to sacrifice people and so it's going to be part of the negotiations, but she didn't bat an eyelashe about the sacrifice idea itself.>"I'm not going to give her human sacrifice from Tianna.">"Not even criminals?" You wonder.
Rolled 8>>30653261Fuck you, I'll keep defending my points as long as people keep arguing against them. People dropping points creates the illusion of false consensus which can lead to decisions being presumed as having been already decided in future threads.If you have a problem with the discussion, then just don't participate in it.>>30653273At callously sacrificing sapient beings in order to score someone celestial cash. You know, an action one step more evil than chattel slavery?
>>30653305Honestly i am the one going about being a sagacious wise priest and king maker and espoused values that lead to somone posting this piece of a gem.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTGiAo5CU30But for some reason your constant bickering at a issue that is irrelevant to the current update makes me want to go for a exception and fuck the goddes as a object lesson and to discourage you from ever arguing shit endlessly when they are not relevant to the update. This is a one time thing contingent upon one update. And you are eating with it at least fifty posts. Planing and stuff gets a free pass. Other stuff as a rule should not because we kill threads too fast.
Rolled 7>>30653305Get a name so I can filter you, please
>>30653305Remind me to keep you the fuck away from Nexus.
Pointing out few things before posting:1) You decide, with your vote, how much Maka cares or doesn't care about ethical issues like slavery or human sacrifice. Even in-setting these are debated and not universally accepted so she could stand on any point of the spectrum. 2) please argue about the matter at hand, and not in general, abstract terms. Don't argue whether human sacrifice is evil or not: argue whether Maka would consider it evil or not.>>306532993) The reason Maka replied like that is because in the Wavecrest Archipelago human sacrifice of criminals to volcano gods is a common practice and she is informed of it. Tianna is very close to Wavecrest, so learning that it doesn't follow the same customs surprised her. She didn't express any kind of moral statement yet.
>>30653512For my money Maka is most likely imbued with a high dose pragmatism.
Soc + Zen : 10 8 5 9 3 8 3 = 5 succ."The Three Rivers are rallying to remove the Fair Folk from the island's swamplands and reclaim that land for Creation." You explain to her. "I have decided to assist them in this endeavor.""...and my role is...?" She looks quite impressed. You have her attention."And, in turn, I am seeking for others who will support it." You add. "And decided you should be invited.""Is that an official request from the Three Rivers?" She asks, eyeing Tia next to you.The two of you exchange a glance. "No." She states. It's a request from Maka, Queen of Gem."Dancing Smoke spins in mid-air and drifts around you playfully. "Really. You're far from home.""I was exiled as a mortal. I intend to return as an Exalted.""But I imagine this means you can't promise me anything from Tianna.""A shrine in town and a day of festival." You reply. "I am a friend and a lover to queen Amata. She holds my words in high esteem.""No sacrifices?" she asks wishfully."A head of cattle a season." You reply."A mortal a year." She haggles back. "Possibly alternating between genders every year, but I'm not that picky."You shake your head. "I can't offer you that.""You can put a good word for me to Amata.""I can, but I won't. Amata has been extremely clear on this." You cut to the chase. "She will not offer you lives. Not now, not ever.""What about you personally?" She grins, showing viciously pointy teeth and a flaming, forked tongue darting between them. "You are a woman of power. Can't you offer me something?"You frown, worriedly. This might be a chance, but you have to be careful how you handle it. "Do you mean right now, or... more long-term?" "It depends. What can you, personally, offer to me?"
You have to weight your reply carefully. Not only could Dancing Smoke tip the scales of this conflict and the subsequent balance of power all over the island, but she's hinting at the possibility of a long-term relationship. She might be a powerful ally on your quest to retake Gem... Or a troublesome enemy. Or a non-factor, if you elect to face that challenge alone or with only those who follow you of their own free will (like Tia).What promises can you make? (rolled action)> The gratitude and goodwill of a Chosen of the Sun. It should be enough.> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> I can try and persuade Amata to grant you more, but not human sacrifice.> I will try and talk Amata into granting you the sacrifices you require.> If Tianna doesn't give you human sacrifice, maybe the Three Rivers will.> I will perform human sacrifices in your honor myself, of my own.> In addition to Amata's offers, I will perform one service for you.> (make some other short-term promise)Combined with:> I am not interested in a long-term alliance with you.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, including human sacrifices.> If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the main gods of Gem, but no human sacrifices.> If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the main gods of Gem, with human sacrifices.> (make some other long-term promise)Pick a Stance:> Businesslike> Charming> Seductive> Threatening> Regal> PriestlyOption:> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
Rolled 7>>30653585>I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> CharmingI have no idea how Priestly would look, so Charming it is
Rolled 8>>30653570I can offer to try and punch and fuck you into submission with my friends here. That's only if you are up to it.Or if you are more concerned about your reputation, i could see about having as many on the island participate in the festival as possible provided you actually are going to play the role it describes there. Supernatural protector of the Island. The way things go, people here need as much help as they can get, and there is no point you don't get some recognition for such work, now is there.
Rolled 4>>30653585> The gratitude and goodwill of a Chosen of the Sun. It should be enough.> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> In addition to Amata's offers, I will perform one service for you.But reserve veto rights on that service.>If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.>If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the main gods of Gem, but no human sacrifices.Gem is built in a range of volcanos. She would actually be quite at home there, and a volcano goddess would be of great use to Gem.>Priestly>Regal>Charming>BusinesslikeA combination of these stances.> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]This too.
Rolled 8>>30653585>> In addition to Amata's offers, I will perform one service for you.>> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> CharmingCults are our thing. We can manage that easily.
>>30653585> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Priestly> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]Such is the promise of Maka, Queen of Gem, Solar, Zenith and Priestess Queen of Sol Invictus. Phenomenal cosmic power, Great responsibility to all, no human sacrifices, not now, not ever.
Rolled 4>>30653641>Gem is built in a range of volcanos. She would actually be quite at home there, and a volcano goddess would be of great use to Gem.I'm pretty sure that volcano already has a god
Rolled 10>>30653585> In addition to Amata's offers, I will perform one service for you.This works well. Having the power of an Exalted would be handy for a god. And really, we've already got a bunch of shit. What's one more thing? > If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.Gem is far away from where Dancing Smoke resides, so offering her position as a god there wouldn't make sense. However, seeing as we're a Zenith, we could DEFINITELY talk her up in the West. The fact that we add NO SACRIFICES just drives the point home that we're giving her a lot, and she should be willing to accept what we offer, under our conditions.> Charming> SeductiveEither one of these is fine. Honestly I'm leaning more towards seductive because that's how we do. But charming works. We're not very businesslike, or threatening.> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]Absolutely no reason not to.
Rolled 3>>30653666And that volcano god is constantly sending earthquakes and lava flows at Gem. Canonically, Gem is on the precipice of being destroyed by an eruption any day now. Gem would really benefit by having a helpful, compliant volcano god on staff.
Rolled 9>>30653585> The gratitude and goodwill of a Chosen of the Sun.> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.>Not living on the same island as a bunch of reality-destroying abominations> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Charming> Seductive
>>30653680We can talk that up later, when we're ready to deal with Gem. Right now, let's increase her presence in the West instead of getting ahead of ourselves.
Rolled 1>>30653585> In addition to Amata's offers, I will have sex with youBecause> If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the main gods of Gem, with human sacrifices.Everyone in Gem is going to die when it explodes anyway.> Regal> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
Rolled 6>>30653695That's fair. We can dangle it as a possibility instead of making it an actual promise.
Rolled 9>>30653585>> In addition to Amata's offers, I will perform one service for you.Both> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the main gods of Gem, but no human sacrifices.> Seductive> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
Rolled 4>>30653585> In addition to Amata's offers, I will perform one service for you.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Seductive> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
Rolled 6>>30653680Won't she get into a shitload of problems with heaven if we do that?
>>30653585>> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.Long Term:>Other: "I can promise nothing of the long term at this time, to be perfectly honest. But I am most interested in speaking of such things when I am in a position to do so.">Charming>Other: switch to Seductive and ask if her volcano might benefit from some direct attention from a Chosen of the Sun... and perhaps a Lunar.
Rolled 6>>30653585> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> In addition to Amata's offers, I will try to extend her offer to people across the island.Combined with:> I am not interested in a long-term relationship with you.Well not alliance because that is too formal.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.>Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]Also , GEM? WHY the fuck is it GEM?That place is DOOMED. Even if we get back each day is going to be another power rangers episode where we have to defend Gem for tonight's Saturday morning villains.
Rolled 4>>30653585>I can try and persuade Amata to grant you more, but not human sacrificeOiled-up dancing bitches>If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the /prominent/ gods of Gem, but no human sacrificeNot sure what politics are involved in making someone a Main God. Could be doable or could set a house of cards on fire.>Regal and slightly SeductiveShow that we speak with authority, but also that we find her worthy of our attention
Rolled 2>>30653728No, Terrestrial gods are largely completely unregulated ever since the Great Contagion almost a millenium ago.
Rolled 6>>30653735>Also , GEM? WHY the fuck is it GEM?>That place is DOOMED. Even if we get back each day is going to be another power rangers episode where we have to defend Gem for tonight's Saturday morning villains.Because /tg/ likes going for super-hardmode and then bitches when they lose, every time
Rolled 2>>30653735> I am not interested in a long-term relationship with you.I am interested in a long-term relationship with youGAH!
>>30653665Forgot, we should also offer to personally lead the first festival with the bonfires and dancing and getting oiled up.Hopefully that will sweeten the deal enough.
Rolled 5>>30653585> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.>oiled up bitches dancing in the streets, occasionally lead by us > If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Charming> Seductive
>>30653786Seconding as a deal sweetener.
>>30653786I like it.
>>30653744Dammit. Forgot to add TALKING TO THE HEART.Use our social charm!
Rolled 9>>30653786we're a pretty good priest, seconding thisQuestion for the exalted experts, do better prayers also give the god more Power? I know better prayer is more likely to be notice, but does it make a difference for the god himself?
Rolled 10>>30653889>Question for the exalted experts, do better prayers also give the god more Power? I know better prayer is more likely to be notice, but does it make a difference for the god himself?Yeah, because better prayers can milk more faith out of participants. A priest who's really good at praying/leading prayers can egg themself and their audience to higher heights.
>>30653763Dude, it's hardmode, yeah there's some bitching but not all of us bitch when we lose, why else would Dorf fortress be so popular around here if not for 'fun' with problems and complications out the wazoo.
>>30653786Emphasis the oiled up part, with a wink.
>>30653889One of the ways yeah. Mechanically, it just gives you increased mote and WP regen IIRC.
>>30653735>That place is DOOMED. Even if we get back each day is going to be another power rangers episode where we have to defend Gem for tonight's Saturday morning villains.I love how you're saying it like it's a bad thing.
Rolled 5>>30653585>I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.>If you become my ally, I will see that you become one of the main gods of Gem, but no human sacrifices.Getting her a large cult seems like a pain in the ass, and we really do not need to promise her more than Amata offered. Or do we? Do we benefit from having her as an ally and getting her a large cult?Also we have Mikahil by our side, so he should step in if rolls go bad.
Rolled 6>>30654008>Or do we? Do we benefit from having her as an ally and getting her a large cult?Having a god as a permanent or semi-permanent ally who's being given resources and political power from a large cult is an incredibly powerful ally to have. As a Zenith - a priest-queen - this is the exact type of ally we're best-equipped to cultivate, assist, and benefit from.So, yeah, scoring her a major cult and getting her to be loyal would be really useful to us.
>>30654008Having a moderately powerful god as an ally would be a huge boon for us. But we need to make sure she is kept in check.
Ok, so we're looking at what? 5-6 successes before charm activation? Hopefully we decided to use TALKING TO THE HEARTThink it was sufficient?
Rolled 1>>30654008>>30653585>>30654067Ok, then I'll go with this.>I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.Tell her that if she behaves well that we will consider making her one of the main gods of Gem> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Regal> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
Rolled 7Lets gangbang her. Show her exalted superiority and all that.
Rolled 5>>30654243I meant in addition to the cult
Rolled 9>>30654258We will do that once we lead the festival and get oiled up. Full on special surprise for the fiery lady. Just to show her that yes she is powerful but we are always top dog.
Rolled 4>>30653585> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.>Maybe I'll oil up for you, wink wink> Charming> Seductive
>>30653669>However, seeing as we're a Zenith, we could DEFINITELY talk her up in the West.We could specifically talk her up as great BECAUSE of being a volcano god who doesn't demand human sacrifices, that way if she ever tries to weasel her way into getting human sacrifices her entire cult will dry up.
>>30654273> Attempting to rape a volcano goddess while OILED UP.Great idea...
>>30654308We have the soak for it.
>>30654308TIME TO GET OILED UP
Rolled 6>>30654308Actually that would be badass. We should do it in public. Tia would be so proud of us.
I'm surprised no one voted for regal. We did just introduce ourselves as a queen.
>>30654403I can just see the volcano having a minor eruption in the distance as we finish her off...
>>30654412Whoops. Someone did. My mistake.
Rolled 5>>30654412I did vote for Regal:>>30653641And so did these people:>>30653698>>30653744>>30654243
>>30654412actually, that was our faithful minion
>I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Regal> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
Rolled 4>>30653585> I will see that Tianna gives you what Amata promised. Nothing more, Nothing less.>I will lead the festival prayer personally if I can> If you become my ally, I will see that you get a large cult in the West, but no human sacrifices.> Charming> Seductive> Use [TALKING TO THE HEART]
(Soc + Zen = 7 8 4 8 4 10 3 = 5 successes)"For your participation in the Three Rivers' fight against the Fae, you will get what Amata promised you: a head of cattle every season, a shrine, a festival. Nothing more, nothing less." You point out."So you're just an emissary." She sighs, breathing out a wisp of fire and smoke. "I thought I was talking with a real Chosen of the Sun.""You are." You reply, walking up to the very edge of the caldera. "You will be fighting this battle on Tianna's behalf, not mine. However, I am sure it could be the start of a beautiful relationship.""Between me and Tianna?" She wonders."Between you and Tianna, and between you and me if so you wish."She drifts up to you, drawing closer, and puts on an interested face. "I'm listening."[Essence spent. 4/5]"I could sponsor your cult. Help it grow. Perhaps even beyond your island. Furthermore, I am prepared to grant you a service of your choice at a later time, as a boon. Nothing concerning human sacrifices, however: I stand with Amata on this: You will have to be satisfied with a different kind of worship.""A lesser worship." She complains."Different." You repeat. "I will also personally oversee the ceremonies for your first festival in Tianna. I'm really offering you a lot.""You are, in your own way." She admits, passing her fingers into your hair, hovering around. Her hand is intensely warm. "Will you dance and sing for me at my festival?"You take a hold of her hand and gently kiss its back. "As long as you are following my desires, you will find out that I have much to offer to you." You hint to her."But will it be sweet enough to outweigh such long-term benefits as what other gods receive? A servant to be consecrated to me every year is not much compared to what other gods in Wavecrest gain, with some receiving as much as seven boys and seven maidens each year." She combs your hair for its entire length, as if to inspect your worth.(cont)
"Who knows?" You reply, gently knocking her hand aside. "You might be gaining some long-term benefits of your own from your association with me, and they might indeed be sweeter than lives consecrated in your name.""Maka is terrific in bed." Blurts out Tia. Mikahil silently facepalms, as Dancing Smoke nods sagely in acknowledgement."But even if I accept your deal, no matter how much you offer, it will never be the sacrifices I yearn for." The god notes."It will not." You admit. "But how can you be sure it won't be something different, but just as good, or perhaps better?"The falls silent for a few minutes, lost in thought. Then, with a slow, solemn nod: "...I look forward to seeing your dance in my honor, then."You smile in response. "In three days, be at Azure Lake."She bows grandiosely to you, flapping away and vanishing in white smoke.You breathe a sigh of relief. That takes care of the volcano, it seems.>Berate Tia for butting in the conversation earlier.>Ask Tia for advice and opinions.>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.>Return to Tianna.>Go somewhere else (where?).
>>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.Let have our resident diplomatic expert weigh in on this.
>>30654499>>Ask Tia for advice and opinions.>>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.Time for pirates?
>>30654499Sounds like we need to pick us up a Performance Excellency.
>>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.
>Ask Tia if she really wants me to fuck a volcano goddess.I mean, aren't I/we Your lover?
Rolled 6>>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.Are there any other gods on this island who might be inclined to join our fight/alliance now that we have Dancing Smoke on our side?
Rolled 5>>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.>>30654529I don't think this system has Excellencies
>>30654537she already went over this. We need more lovers for status reasons.
>>30654537Did you miss the part where she said us only having two lovers was a disgrace to her and she actively encouraged us to go bang more?
>>30654499>Ask Tia for advice and opinions.Also mention that we might have to work on her tact-her comments had great timing, but her wording's a bit too rough for negotiation. We could try and teach her if she'd like to improve
Rolled 6>>30654537Some of the first words out of her mouth were berating us for having too few lovers. I think she wants us to be emotionally monogamous, but sexually promiscuous.
>>30654537she wants us to bring every supernatural we meet and is not a douchebag to us into a giant harem
>>30654537Tia wants us to have more lovers. >>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.Pirates now!
>>30654499Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.
>>30654499>>Ask Tia for advice and opinions.>>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.Well, that went smooth. It looks like it's time for pirates. Also - it's good to have a husband that is proudly lying about our sexual skills to volcano.
Rolled 7>>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.then, it's time for some PIRACY
Rolled 8>>30654599we spent the entire night fucking, we can't be that bad or Tia wouldn't immediately want more
>>30654499>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions>Tease Tia for her outburst but blunt any criticism with a reassuring hug from behind. Something to the effect of "I'm glad you enjoyed last night, but we should probably keep it a bit more subtle for actual negotiations."
>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.
>>30654599Proud, yes. Lying? Not really. Performance is a Zenith caste ability...
Rolled 10>>30654599>it's good to have a husband that is proudly lying about our sexual skills to volcanoI don't think she's lying. We fucked literally all night and are the first lover she's had in a long time - maybe ever - that can survive full-strength loving and not be anything more than sore the next day. And she still wanted to keep going.I think she had a VERY good time.
Rolled 3>>30654624>"I'm glad you enjoyed last night, but we should probably keep it a bit more subtle for actual negotiations.">says the woman wearing a hand towel and jewelry as her total outfit
>>30654499>Ask Tia for advice and opinions.>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.be happy about Tia's butting in. She's a little unrefined, but her heart's in the right place and is nowhere near as crazy as we thought when we first met her
>>30654700>She's a little unrefined, but her heart's in the right place and is nowhere near as crazy as we thought when we first met herMaybe she was just really, really pent up and it was affecting her more than would be expected.
>>30654499Inform Tia that she'll be joining us during that dance.
>>30654700seconding this. Maybe offer to help her improve that tongue of hers
Rolled 2>>30654733nah, I don't think she has the relevant skills.
Rolled 5>>30654499>>30654468>Ask Tia for advice and opinions.>Ask Mikahil for advice and opinions.>Return to Tianna and speak with ZAAN
>>30654733nah. Ask Tia if she would like to dance with us. Like a date, only it's probably going to wind up with a threesome on a stage
Rolled 9>>30654744Obviously she won't be leading the dance, but anyone can join in, and she can be closest to us.
>>30654499>Ask Tia and Mikahil for advice and options.Why only one? We're a small party right now.
>>30654733ask, don't tell. She'll agree with whatever we tell her, we should be cultivating independent thought as much as we can.
can we ask questions on your twitter account Exalt after this is over?
>>30654733She will also be dressing like us, and oiled up.
>>30654744I figure at some point Maka's going to transition from dancing for Smoking Dancer, to dancing with the volcano deity, to having newly ritualized fun with her. At that point Tia's shapeshifting skills might come in handy.
"How did I do?" You ask your two spectators, relaxing for a moment."Confusing." Replies Tia, looking bored. "You talked a lot.""...Well, yes..." You can't really deny that, but you do see why Talon didn't seem to trust much into Tia's interpersonal relationship skills."Though I do look forward to your dance." She adds.Desperate for some sanity, you turn to Mikahil, who seems to have appreciated how you handled it. "Not bad." He says. "A lot different from the way I usually negotiate things, but still quite effective.""How do you usually negotiate things?" You wonder."...Well. I don't usually play the sex appeal card. Not my strong suit, see. Plus, I could never do justice to your outfit." He grins dryly.The contrast between his overly-dressed appearance and your slim and short tabard with nothing worn underneath finally strikes you. You try and imagine how he'd look in your outfit, and draw a complete blank."But, you use what you have, and the Unconquered Sun evidently saw fit to grant you this set of skills." He replies diplomatically. "And you're using them magnificently.""Maka being this good in bed is a divine blessing." Tia gives the short version and is promptly ignored.Mikahil turns to Tianna, shining in the distance. The sun is on its way to its setting point, and the shadow of the volcano is lengthening towards the city. "I liked how adamant you were on denying her human sacrifices. Amata's point of view is that they are a slippery slope for both god and society, and she's right, but it's also a symptom of both corruption in Heaven, and callous disregard for human life in gods and men. At least, I believe this. If we Solars want to make a better Creation, we will have to tackle all these issues, and solve them with all the tact and wisdom we can muster."
>>30654968You mean the horse cock right?
You slowly nod. You acted only keeping in mind the here and now, perhaps a few months in the future, but Mikahil's words, like the Unconquered Sun's in your vision, are speaking of future, of destiny, of changing the world.Food for thought. You wonder if you will be able to make a better Creation. You stop to consider your quest to return to Gem and reclaim your throne...>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.>[Conviction] It is yours by birthright, and that claim only became stronger when you Exalted. It is only right that it returns under your rule.>[Temperance] Your newfound power can allow you to rule it with moderation and wisdom, and make it into a much more peaceful and prosperous place.>[Valor] The world needs powerful leaders and wise kings, and it is your duty to take up that mantle of rulership and defend it from its enemies.>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.
>>30654806True, but Mikahil's opinion is the most useful one. We do priesty things, he does talky things, Tia does stabby things. We just closed a deal with a god, his opinion is the one we really need.And did we forget to get him to sanctify the deal? Bad? Or can we trust Dancing Smoke's word?
>>30655010>>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.
>>30655010>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.To hell with limit break or flaws or whatever else, creation needs heroes and we shall not disappoint.
>>30654916>can we ask questions on your twitter account Exalt after this is over?I'd prefer if you asked them here for archival purposes. >>30655011>And did we forget to get him to sanctify the deal? Bad? Or can we trust Dancing Smoke's word?Maka doesn't know about his power. He didn't mention it. Maybe he has some reason for not doing so.
>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.
>[Conviction] It is yours by birthright, and that claim only became stronger when you Exalted. It is only right that it returns under your rule.
Rolled 2>>30655010>>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.
>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.Along with that other nice stuff too
Rolled 3>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.I dislike high Virtues, so Willpower for the win.We do stuff because we want to do them, and that's it
>>30655010>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.Ah to the hell with it!Creation is such a shitty place that we need good solars to fix it
Rolled 10>>30654985>"...Well. I don't usually play the sex appeal card. Not my strong suit, see. Plus, I could never do justice to your outfit." He grins dryly.>social character>not maxing Appearance, the god-stat of Social Combat>confirmed for int 1>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.
>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queed not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.
>>30655000>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.We wanted to do it. Before the Exaltation. Now we are in a better position to do it right.Not blood, not divinity, but will. Iron will and determination for justice to be done.
>>30655010>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.
Rolled 9>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.We're a soalr, we do it because it is our will
>>30655010>Other: [Pragmatic] We'll start another island kingdom and create a haven for the people of Gem to migrate to. With strong allies, we'll keep the people safe and lead them to prosperity.And we'll be closer to all our lovers' homes.
>>30655000Wasn't thinking about the horse bit. Dragon equivalent (dragon-king?) might be more appropriate given Smoking Dancer's portrait. But honestly I was just thinking a masculinely endowed form of Tia's choice.
>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.None shall deny us.And we will unite this island and more and gem with them into a mighty federation destined of light. Where all know that justice and prosperity is done and it is their right to see it done.
Rolled 10>>30655010if possible >>30655137, I don't really care about Gemotherwise >[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.
Rolled 6>>30655010>[Valor] The world needs powerful leaders and wise kings, and it is your duty to take up that mantle of rulership and defend it from its enemies.By the way, what did we pick last time?
>>30655151Come on. What woman doesn't want the horse cock.
>>30655137We do not have the option of other since those five are the pillars of the sun.But yeah, this option is what is going to happen first. We are going to form a kingdom of our own in the archipelago, unite the island and then more islands in a chain. Then add Gem to them.
Rolled 5>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.We decided to become the Queen of Gem (why we'd want that place I have no idea) so we're doing it
>>30655180But Gem is like in the middle of nowhere compared to the islands
>>30655010>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.and as a stepping stone to that, >>30655137 definitely gotta have our Outer Heaven
>>30655180Excuse me while I start a cult and make a 6th Pillar
>>30655010>[Compassion] After your return, you vow to make it into a safe and just kingdom, where people will be able to live happy and fulfilling lives.and while we're building to that, gotta have that island paradise for us and our harem
>>30655195Pretty much. the Islands are a far better place IMHO, and i do not see a reason to go back to it only after we start a creation wide conquest campaign.You know, once we united the whole western islands and have the largest and most powerful and potent navy in creation. Then we can invade the south, take all the cities, Gem included and block any Realm reinforcements.This is the approach. And Gem is going to be ours again on a whim. When we have spare time for it.
>>30655010>>[Temperance] Your newfound power can allow you to rule it with moderation and wisdom, and make it into a much more peaceful and prosperous place.Being a just ruler is very important for a Solar.
>>30655211Pragmatism is more the domain of Luna.But eh, we can be more in touch with lunar thinking, considering we have more lunars around than other celestial.
>>30655156>>30655137Just pointing out that evacuating Gem is anything but pragmatic, since it would entail forcing the entirety of its inhabitants on a horrifying, years-long march through Creation's largest, hottest, most inhospitable desert. It's literally Khmer Rogue-tier asshattery.Besides, why would you evacuate a perfectly functional, easily-defensible, self-sufficient and enormously rich city that has stood for hundreds of years? It's enormous metagaming since Maka has absolutely no idea of what a Locust Crusade is or what the First and Forsaken Lion's plans are. (Besides, who said that those things exist in my game?)Votes ignored.
>>30655010>[Willpower] You will return to Gem and regain your place as Queen not because of blood or divine right, but simply because it is your wish to do so.>because it is your wish to do so.That means we can forget about Gem once it's no longer our wish, because fuck Gem
>>30655195I'll admit to not knowing much of the setting, but isn't everything balls out crazy? Would it be possible to just, I don't know, crack gem and its resources off the continent or otherwise move it? Wouldn't this also prevent the doom everyone keeps ranting about? And can someone explain the doom thing?
>>30655268its easy if you're a Sidereal-they could just use Neighborhood Relocation Scheme. But as a Solar, we're more made to fix problems than shift them around
>>30655010>[Conviction] It is yours by birthright, and that claim only became stronger when you Exalted. It is only right that it returns under your rule.
>>30655252or, like this:>>30655235This is far more pragmatic about taking gem in any viable way relevant to our starting point and initial infrastructure.Its also highly ambitious. And we might even meet Leviathan and have him as occasional adviser.
>>30655302>And we might even meet Leviathan and have him as occasional adviser.We know who none of these people are.
>>30655268That's certainly within a Sidereal's ability if shifting the city can unfuck a problem with fate.Basically it's a city on top of a firedust mine...in close proximity to active volcanoes. Not exactly safe and pretty much any time it comes up in official materials or adventure modules the city explodes.
>>30655268>And can someone explain the doom thing?There IS no doom, it's just kind of a running joke that Gem ALWAYS blows up. This doesn't mean that anything's going to happen, and it's stupid to assume and metagame this shit with outside knowledge.
does anybody have sympathy for that poor carpenter who's assigned to fixing our bed? as it's probably going to become burnt splinters when we eventually sleep with this volcano god.
>>30655353What about the masons repairing what's left of the room?
>>30655252Well that is certainly news to me.Can I change my suggestion to:[Pragmatic] Forget about Gem, build our own kingdom in the islands and create a haven for humans to migrate to. With strong allies, we'll keep the people safe and lead them to prosperity. We'll one day walk into Gem and have the people beg us to take our rightful place as its Queen.
>>30655320That is for my own personal entertainment not Makas thoughts on the issue.Going for island unification and then hopping conquest with naval superiority has been long term plan for empire building since way back in the sixth or fifth thread.The only way from there to take Gem is to blockade the south and take it all.Essentially becoming a superpower par to the Realm, at least on sea and air.
>>30655252Especially considering the Locust Crusade is completely optional even in canon.
>>30655268People who have read the books know that there are several threats looming on Gem. nearly all of these are hidden and Maka doesn't know about them, and they therefore might or might not exist in this game. All Maka knows is that she used to be the queen of Gem, and that she was exiled after a coup.Also that Gem is the wealthiest and most easily-defensible city in Creation since it sits in the middle of a desert, on the top of a volcano, and has gemstone mines rich beyond any man's wildest dreams.So yes, they are metagaming. In this game Gem could be a peaceful heaven on earth and they'd still hate and fear it with all their might.Sorry if I sound pissed, but I'm really tired of this shit.
>>30655370>>30655381Prety much this is my opinion so whatever we take as a option its for mechanical benefits and Makas personality development. Not our plans.
>>30655381>>30655407Stop samefagging this shit.
>>30655403Empire planner here.My problem with gem is not the metagame on it but the geopolitical location.Its in the south, and close to Realm forces.the only way we are going to get Gem and keep it as a solar is a powerful army. And we wont get that on islands. What we will get is a powerful navy. Thus the need to break the realms naval routes to the whole south and then getting perhaps An Tang to switch sides and their help on retaking Gem for ourselves.Keeping it is very complicated due to position and distance.
>>30655403OMG /tg/ qusters being meta gaming fagots? who would knew?
>>30655403Its just as irritating for people who don't know the setting - you can try to throw together a pastebin of maka's in character knowledge - even just a list of subjects and a rating would work. Open the next thread with that and a big NO MORE METAGAMING, and dole out in character info as it becomes relevant.
>>30655403I don't care about the threat I'm saying that it's a fact that Gem is in a shit position if we are making a realm in the west. unless we get access to first age flying vehicule we don't even know exist. But sure people pointing out that Gem is in a shit location are the metagamer.
I don't like like the whole Gem plot because when we voted on our background, I thought exiled royalty would mean we'd be from some small, unnamed and unimportant nation that would do nothing but provide some back story, and now it turns out we choose our characters long-term goals on what I thought was mostly a cosmetic choice
>>30655456So, we conquer the realm first is what you're saying?Recognizing how insane a game plan that is, I can't say that I don't like a challenge. That said, I don't trust /tg/ with attempting Ultra Hard Mode.
>>30655403I wasn't happy with it because it was really far from where we are now. Also, you did describe it in the choices as "doomed by fate"
>>30655504Are you serious? You so out off about its location, the politics of the surrounding kingdoms and getting some ancient artifact airplane and you genuinely believe you're not metagaming?
>>30655521Perhaps the distance is one reason we came to Tianna? Despite the reasons it was chosen, it's what we have, so there's no reason we can't make it work and work beautifully for Maka's story.
>>30655561Because knowing about the city we were supposed to rule is so metagamey, what next people will be surprised when they learn that every gem merchant in Gem is a slave?
I just want to say that I like this quest and I'm starting to like this Exalted system mainly because "good guys" casually say about punching volcanoes in order to save the city. So seriously, as grim-dark loving, WoD exberd with PhD in Tears Identification & Analysis I'd say - fuck pragmatism, fuck "we can't achieve that", fuck choosing an easier option, fuck sense and even barely realistic armor. What I love about those session is that it started with stopping with bare hands 10-floor high mechano airship filled with skeletons, corny cardboard bad guys and then proceeding to sex the everliving fuck out of "good guys", filling all with corny jokes, self-irony, breaking the fourth wall and loads of fun. I even stopped thinking that things like moving an island with us or flying like superman might not be possible/make no sense. So please, get out from lesser mindset and metagaming, just enjoy the mad rollercoaster and queen loving oily bitches.
>>30655456Gem is nowhere near the Realm. There are about a thousand miles of desert and mountains between it and the closest Realm satrapy (the Lap). Check the map.Post in 5.
Rolled 2>>30655619Actually, I hadn't known that.
>>30655641>move island with usHmmm, anyone have a map of creation handy? A weaponized floating fortress kingdom migh be fun depending, I think.
>>30655516No i am saying we go about uniting the island, and then the neck and neighbouring archipelagos. By then we have a powerful navy that we can interdict any realm reinforcements to the shouth.An Teng is the Satrapy of the Realm there and that we could take with what army we have unless we convince them to defect. Considering we are from gem we should know something about An Teng. From there or from Lom ( we need to take this and perhaps the next two cities eastwards to prevent any Realm Legions to consolidate in a force to wreck our shit) we can go for a approach on gem and take it, but only with a powerful navy interdicting further realm interference. Do not think that Gem or the land campaign will be the big show. The big show is going to be the next superpower on the seas and us or the realm breaking the other ones Navy. If we loose on sea, the Realm is eventually going to retake the South. Simple as that.
>>30655641It's truly an awesome setting to play in, and pretty much all my group plays is nWoD or games using it as the base system.Can't wait for 3E and an actually playable system in it.
>>30655644From the map you gave us the Lap and An Teng are the closest things to Gem. And they are Satrapies, if i am not mistaken.But if we can get it without having to take on the realm then there is the second problem: Do what with it? I like the Islands and i would rather stay here. There is no reasonable linkup to the sea for Gem.
>>30655759I guess we could try landing southwest of An-Teng and go east from there. How dangerous is the Silent Crescent?
You lift your eyes to look back at Mikahil, feeling only confused. One side of you wants to return to return to your former homeland to remake it into a better nation than any mortal ruler could hope to accomplish, but you also wonder if perhaps you just want to return to be a victorious conqueror, or to satisfy your ego, in doing so.And a corner of your heart is so invested in Tianna and the West that you are also, at least for now, considering forgetting about Gem, forgetting about your inheritance and your blood ties, and forge a kingdom of your own here in the islands of Wavecrest.You realize you don't have an answer right now, and you don't really feel like making a decision.Instead, you just say: "...Let's go.""Riding time?!" Tia jumps up and smiles. If she had a tail, she'd be probably wagging it. Did she enjoy your trip so much?Mihakil turns and brings two fingers to his mouth, letting out a long whistle. As if summoned from some kind of distant dream, a horse carved from living tendrils of midland dust and wisps of smoke, and shadows tied together with light, gallops up to him from out of the volcanic rock scattered all around you."...I'm a better horse."He grabs the bridle, as insubstantial as the rest of the creature, and weightlessly pulls himself up on the saddle. "Where to?">Return to Tianna before nightfall.>Visit Azure Lake, where your appointment is in three days' time.>Ride north-east, through the mountain and into Three Rivers territory.>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.
>>30655801Dunno, but honestly i would much rather unite or conquer the western islands from the tips of Westcrest to those of the Coral Archipelago
>>30655834>>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.
>>30655759We just need to do one of two things - Either figure out how to break gem and its volcano range free from the earths grasp and fly it around, or punch the ground so hard that the continent cracks, and we create a huge river leading out to sea.Fuck reality.
>>30655801So, Swamp, then jungle, then mountain? That's pretty ambitious.
>>30655834>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.Pirate time.
>>30655834>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.>propose a racelet's see if she's REALLY the better horse
>>30655834>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.Time to become a pirate queen.
>>30655834>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.Time to become queen of the pirates!
>>30655834Let's go wreck some pirates.
>>30655834>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.We are not getting to talk to Zaan any more now, are we? Well, lets get ourselves some pirate captains.
>>30655857I guess we'll have to resort to GLORIOUS SOLAR LEADERSHIP to help them build a road or somethingDon't earth DBs have some charms for making bridges/roads out of stone very fast or something?Alternatively, find an entrance to Mountainfolk tunnels and use their creation-spanning trainnetwork
>>30655834>Ride north-west, across the plains and towards the pirate havens of the northern islands.absentmindedly stroke Tia's neck and tell her about Gem for the ride. Maybe it'll help us think about what decision to make
>>30655920As said earlier by Exaltedfag, mind the metagaming
>>30655886I like the care idea, if we're going in the same directionHis horse is pretty hax if he got here before us, and Tia may enjoy showing off>>30655956What do you mean? I think that the guys with earth-based powers are good with building stone roads should be pretty clearFor the Mountain Folk, agreed, it's a bit to metagamy
>>30655834Just a thought but you should probably give us some more emotional investment in Gem. I mean, Maka presumably has friends, lovers, vassals and enemies to tie herself to Gem but we as a player know about none of that. Thus, Maka presumably is much more emotionally invested in Gem than we as players are, and that should probably be corrected at some point in the near future.
>>30655994>carerace, god dammit
>>30655921this.It seems we need to talk about ourself and our past a bit more so we can figure things out
>>30655834Ask Mikahil if there are any other gods our spirits that might be swayed to our side now that we we have the volcano goddess on our side.
>>30656048Good point. This is something we defiantly should do.
>>30656048and what are we going to offer them? There are only so many days in the year we can make celebrations out, and people can't spend all their time partying, they have to work so they don't starve
>>30655921I like this extra bit
"Let's go get some pirates." You suggest to Mikahil.He takes a deep, tired breath. "I still have things to do in Tianna. I was hoping I could be there by nightfall...""Then you shouldn't have asked me where I wanted to go, right?" You reply with a smile. Tia transforms into her horse form as you leap on her back. It was disturbing the first time, but now you're getting used to it. The Eclipse rides up to you. "...Fair enough." He gives up. "Besides, I'm quite sure you don't have a boat ready to sail once we reach the northern coast.""Nope." You admit."And no plan either.""None.""Then how do you intend to reach the pirates?" He asks."I'll make things up as I go." You answer, proudly.He just shakes his head and rides down. Without any prompt from you, Tia rides down chasing him. Your speed in riding down such a steep, rocky slope is terrifying, but Tia doesn't give up until she can reach Mikahil. On his part, he just rolls his eyes and silently refuses the implied challenge to a race.You ride down the mountain, through hills on the far side of the island, until you reach a vast, treeless plain covered in tall, thick grass - almost up to your head, and you're riding a very tall warhorse. It really feels like a sea of green.Despite your speed, the sun sets as you ride, catching you about halfway through the plain.Exhaustion is not a factor for any of you, but it's a cloudy night, and spotting ships or hideouts along the coast at night would be almost impossible. Plus, using charms at night would make you highly visible. On the plus side, if you do not burn essence, you'd be able to move almost invisibly.>Make camp for the night in the middle of the plain.>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then make something up.>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then camp on the beach.
>>30656183>Make camp for the night in the middle of the plain.Fun times.
>>30656183>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then camp on the beach.Let's make a trap
>>30655834>Sleepless night of lovemaking with Lunar waifu>Riding through the next night across the islandGood thing we've got Solar endurance. Or we could just sleep on Tia's back.Also, I want to commend EF on taking the conflicting votes and opinions and having them make Maka into someone who cares a lot about many different people and is torn because of it. It's tasty.
>>30656183>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then make something up.> I'm quite sure you don't have a boat ready to sail once we reach the northern coast.meh, Tia can carry us
>>30656183...no clue. I wanted more spirit diplomacy. I've got no clue when it comes to camping and stuff.
>>30656183>>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then camp on the beach.Might as well.
>>30656183>Make camp for the night in the middle of the plain.Tia cuddles time
>>30656183>Make camp for the night in the middle of the plain.Chances are the guy isnt planning on sleeping, so maybe send him back to tianna?Tia was the one who suggested the pirates, so I'm sure she can get us there.
>>30656255I like that too.>>30656183>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then camp near the beach. We are not going to be Lintha bait on a off chance.
Rolled 1>>30656183>>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then make something up.Ask Tia to sniff them out.
>>30656183We have the eclipse with us. There is no need for camping beyond power nap before the beach.we can also have a guard shift rotation
>>30656183>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then camp on the beach.Do we make a fire?Because two pretty women and a scrawny dude camping on a beach, what pirate worth his name could resist?
>>30656290more like Tia craters time
>>30656183>Ride through the night and reach the coast, then make something up.>Talk with Mikahil, get to know him better.
>>30656358Remember that Tia can be a man anytime we want.Or a horse.Or a girl with horse parts if Maka is into that....Mikahil is going to be freaked out as all hell. poor guy.We should invite him to join us
>>30656409>We should invite him to join us>implying Tia isn't going to do that on her own
You consider stopping and camping along the way, but you realize that Tia is so into her one-sided race against Mikahil that she isn't going to stop so easily.Letting her run, You rest on her back, surprised at how comfortable she actually is (a far cry from how riding a regular horse would be, especially at these speeds).When you reach the long, sandy beach, it's about midnight. Tia abruptly stops (waking you up from your thoughts and nearly sending you flying into the ocean, returns human mid-leap, grabs you by your hand and pulls you to her in mid-air, and does a perfect landing on the shore, holding you in her arms bride-carry style with the proudest grin ever."FIRST." She proclaims at Mikahil, who was left a bit behind by her spurt of speed and apparently didn't bother to catch up. His phantasmal horse vanishes as he arrives at the beach as well."...Well, now that we're here, what are we doing?" He asks.You look at the shoreline. There are no traces of human activity that you can see, no lights or signs or constructions of any kind, nor any sails in the sea. However, it's so dark you think there might as well be, and maybe everything will be clearer in the morning. You also don't have a boat, as he pointed out."I can carry Maka across the sea!" Your Lunar Mate states, still holding you."And where you would carry her?"She doesn't reply, letting her gaze wander across the islands. Sadly, she puts you down. You sheer her up with a pat on the head, with works immediately."Let's just set up a camp and wait for tomorrow." He suggests.[session end]
>>30656717thanks for runningSorry for all the pointless arguing
>>30656717Tia is almost too adorable.
So, guesses on which animals Tia can turn into?I'm hoping for a giant sea turtle, then we can ride on her backor maybe an octopus. You know, for the tentacles
>>30656817Nope, we're gonna surf on a Tia-shark.
>>30656838But Zaan's a shark, already
>>30656717Thanks for running!
>>30656717XP? Don't forget to modify Iron Kettle Body. Can we get Husband Seducing Demon Dance right now assuming we get some XP?
>>30656838I'm curious what her spirit animal form is.
>>30656874> Can we get Husband Seducing Demon DanceWhy would we want to?
>>30656896We've been talking about getting it for a couple threads, and we can use it for the pirates.
>>30656874Let's see what our options are before settling on one, ok? Because if soul-punching is available I want that!
>>30656896For the pirates next session.
>>30656896Because it's a sufficient alternative to mass murder.Besides it barley lost in the initial vote so it's not like it doesn't have support.
>>30656923And we've been talking about why we don't want it.Don't pretend there's been any consensus
[2 XP] base[1 XP] obtained Dancing Smoke's assistance for the attack on the FaeAlso judging by the thread's consensus, will this fix to Maka's sheet be okay?
>>30656950Then we'll just have to ask for it and take a vote now won't we?>>30656987Looks nice.EF
>>30656987Fine by me
>>30656874I'd like to see what's available, first.What we did influences what Charms we're offered, so we could probably buy another Social Power after negotiating with the God or some more combat charms after the night with Tia
>>30656987Looks good OP. so what Zenith charms do we have available this time around?
>>30656930Soul-Punching Fist is a Twilight charm and will definitely be available once you hit 10 XP.For now, you have: Dawn 3 (6 xp)Twilight 3 (6 xp)Night 3 (6 xp)Eclipse 3 (6 xp)Your four Zenith charms available for this session (at 8 XP each) are:Hardship-Surviving Spirit (Permanent. Complete immunity to any natural hazard (being naked in a blizzard, diving in a volcano, etc). Increased resistance to hunger, thirst and sleep deprivation)Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (1 Ess. A performance you give causes anyone seeing it to instantly gain a positive feeling for you (love, respect, starry-eyed admiration, etc))Tireless Hero's Soul (Permanent. Vastly increases resistance to tiredness and fatigue (can run at sprinting pace for days, etc))Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)
>>30657071>Hardship-Surviving Spirit (Permanent. Complete immunity to any natural hazard (being naked in a blizzard, diving in a volcano, etc). Increased resistance to hunger, thirst and sleep deprivation)want
>>30657071>Hardship-Surviving SpiritI assume this includes fucking a volcano God without being burnt?
Also if you liked remember to archive.For the record, I don't mind you guys discussing XP expenditure in other threads or other avenues, as long as you keep in mind that only voting during the "official" threads count.Just mentioning because some people were upset by this. Don't worry, all noteworthy plot-and-story stuff will always be only in these threads.
>>30657071Seems to me that Tireless Hero's Soul might be a good choice.Especially with these all nighters that keep coming up.Or Hardship-Surviving Spirit...
Why not use Straw Poll for big decisions like charms?
>>30657071I think either HSDD or MRPHSDD is perfect for the Pirates, but MRP will help with a lot more situations and can be used on the pirates, too,I'll go for>Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)>>30657136We could just use iron Kettle Body for that
>>30657136I just want us to set our fist on fire before Punching enemies while shouting silly sun attack name>>30657160Because Proxy
Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)Social power that isn't Mindrape and will help with every social interaction?yes, please>>30657185I think samefagging is a lot less effort than using a proxy
>>30657071Husband-Seducing Demon DanceMy second pick would be Majestic Radiant presence.
>>30657212and samefagging is also far more visible
>>30657071Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)We need this to get all the Pirates!
>>30657136Amusingly, it 's complicated.The actions of sentient beings and act of deliberate aggression aren't covered by Hardship-Surviving Spirit.You can take a bath in lava or scalding hot water and not suffer any damage, but be hurt as normal by being trapped in a burning building (since it's not a "natural hazard"). and a regular blizzard might be fine, but a blizzard being conjured with the express intention of hurting you isn't.As for Dancing Smoke? I'd say that she wouldn't hurt at the touch, unless she actively wants to. Whether it's because she's betraying you or because lava is her idea of foreplay is irrelevant.For that, there's Iron Kettle Body.
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)perfect, exactly what we were looking for, and we can use it on our allies without pissing them off
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant PresenceNot much of a fan of HSDD and social charms are useful.
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)This, please.
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)
>>30657071Husband-Seduing Demon Dance
>>30657071Hardship-Surviving Spirit (Permanent. Complete immunity to any natural hazard (being naked in a blizzard, diving in a volcano, etc). Increased resistance to hunger, thirst and sleep deprivation)Needing clothes is for mortals.
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant PresenceThis is going to be vital now and in the future. We're going to be doing quite a bit of wheeling and dealing before we steamroll Gem, or anywhere else we want to go.
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant Presence (1 Ess, Scene. When interacting on a personal charisma basis with a single person or a small, cohesive group, add +3 to all social rolls.)I'm really not seeing the appeal of Hardship-Surviving Spirit
>>30657071>Majestic Radiant PresenceWe're a Zenith, social manipulation is our bread and butter.
>>30657071Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (1 Ess. A performance you give causes anyone seeing it to instantly gain a positive feeling for you (love, respect, starry-eyed admiration, etc))Dueling Pirate Captains with this. Take them all into a fleet.
>>30657071>Hardship-Surviving SpiritMajestic Radiant Presence is cool and I would pick it, but...bathing in lava...naked in a blizzard...
>>30657570I think we could just use Iron kettle
>>30657599Nope! We need bigger!I'm torn though, because from fluff point of view Majestic Radiant Presence might be a better pick and we still can get Hardship Surviving Spirit later on...Thinking about changing vote to>Majestic Radiant Presence
>>30657071Majestic Radiant Presence
>>30657599only in scenes. with Hardship survival we an be dumped anywhere and survive unconsciously and without essence.
>>30657682Yeah, that's it, I would pick it as soon as possible just for the scenes when BIG BAD GUY unravels ULTIMATE TREACHERY, obtains artefact of unspeakable power, kidnaps our husband and explodes us. Session ends and at the beginning of next one we wake-up at the bottom of the sea in a wreckage of thousands ships...
>>30657071>Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (1 Ess. A performance you give causes anyone seeing it to instantly gain a positive feeling for you (love, respect, starry-eyed admiration, etc))Lets Take over the piracy trade. And convince others to surrender
so what way can we increase our XP then. getting to bang both Queen and princess at the same time?
I think after this we should save up for the 5th level in Zenith, we're using it that often
>>30657265So, next session's scheduled for tomorrow or later?
>>30657071Hardship-surviving spirit, please.
>>30658767Ok. Thanks EF.
>>30657840That actually is how it works work, too. We could survive at the bottom of the sea - pressure, air, all of it - while unconscious and at 0 essence.
>>30657840>>30659021You can survive in deep space. Breathe under heavy pressure of titan or jupiter, etc.Anything natural and unsurvivable, say like swimming in the sun , etc. AS long as it is not someones direct action to harm us is survivable.
>>30659220Yup.And for direct attacks, we have Iron Kettle Body.And for attempts to pin or cage us, rather than harming us, Ten Ox and Solar Hero.