Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Random%20Dimensional%20QuestSome character stuff: http://pastebin.com/q7T8pqRKYou are Nick Trimmers, Dimensional Mystic and Barber. You recently spent a few months on Arsenal settling in and acclimating yourself to your powers and the world you were in. However, after an evening of drinking with Axmel and receiving a token of his appreciation, your wanderlust returned and you set right out. Grabbing your old hiking gear along with your new emergency unit, you opened a portal to the unknown and stepped through..
>>31227882Stepping forth into the material world, you find yourself bombarded by a suffusion of life and vibrance from the forest you appear within.The sky seems brighter, the colors more lively, the earthy smells richer by far than the cold forest of you homeland.Even without taking the time to attune yourself to learn more about this realm, you can feel that it is a powerful nexus of primal elemental energies.Breathing deeply of the rich fresh air, you know you are in for a pleasant hike today. As the portal closes you ponder which way to start. Deeper in to the woods, perhaps toward the mountains over there, or ma-Oh dear.-and then the pile of rocks and dirt next to you stands up.>Run>Converse>Flee>Panic>Stand still>Write In?
Rolled 61>>31227909Converse while standing still.
Rolled 36>>31228876Sorry, haven't been able to post for about 2 hours.
>>31229512Glad to have you aboard.
Rolled 34>>31229553I've never missed a thread, and I don't plan to now.
Rolled 23>>31229651That would only add a plus 1, they have to be rolled separately.
>>31229623As a minor aside, we did use our knack of low-impact portaling, right? Don't want mystical alarms going off, nor to cause undue stress to the fabric of this plane.
Rolled 7 + 1>>31229623
Rolled 50>>31229719Told you.
Rolled 86>>31229719>>31229691So it seems.
>>31229718Don't recall it being mentioned at the time, but you have tended to try making a habit of that.Effectively, your practice of stealth portals allows you to have extra margin of success on the portal roll as a penalty on any detection rolls if you aren't putting extra effort into it. Extra effort could make it harder form the portal initially, but make less impact were it does go.>>31229623You stand still as the giant of dirt and stone rises next to you.>7Being scared shitless can certainly help with that.After a moment though, you feel the strength to speak up, and it hasn't tired to squish you yet, so you take a stab at talking to it."Well, you seem like a nice chap, maybe I could interest you in a moss and lichen trim?" you venture.The earthen being shifts with a noise like tumbling gravel and seems to regard you.You aren't getting so much a language that you can understand or speak through your ability, but you do seem to be getting a sense of intelligence and purpose from it, deeper than you could get from simple body language.At the moment it seems to be observing you with a a passive curiosity and, worryingly, a readiness to respond with violence.>Try to tune in to your linguistic ability to keep your own body langauge to something it would see as non-threatening>Back away slowly, then run.>Talk at it some more. While you aren't certain it can understand you anymore than you can understand it, keeping out you side of the conversation seems polite.>Other?
Apologies for the slow take off for that post, needed to refocus after the long quiet.
Rolled 30>>31230119Tune in to body language while speaking to it.
>>31230119>Try to tune in to your linguistic ability to keep your own body langauge to something it would see as non-threatening>Talk at it some more. While you aren't certain it can understand you anymore than you can understand it, keeping out you side of the conversation seems polite."Perhaps a polishing?"
>Ten minutes of work vanishes.And this is why I'm supposed to type it in notepad first instead of the browser.
>>31230441You relax yourself into a loose posture and just kind of let yourself hang there passively for a moment, trying to feel much like a loose pile of rubble yourself.The elemental seems to focus on you less, and you feel that the ready threat of violence seems to be lifted for the moment."Perhaps a polishing? I think i could manage a fairly decent on if you were interested."For the most part, it seems your words affect it little, but at least your friendly demeanor seems to be coming across.Which is good, since you begin to realize the one that got up might not be the only presence here, as it begins to move around, other stones and mounds rattle more than the vibration from its steps should cause.>Actions?>Also, roll me a d20 high and a d100 low.
Rolled 15, 1 + 1 = 17>>31230911> Did I do it right?Casually follow, keep the onesided conversation going with small talk. "Oh, I'm Nick, by the way," somewhere in the middle.
(pointing to chest while slowly backing up so as to appear nonthreatening)"Nick Smithers". (watch body language, freeze if local seems to get agitated over anything)
Rolled 16>>31231013Nope, one d20, derp.
Rolled 11"Sorry, I meant to say Trimmers. Tell you the truth I was surprised to see you, we don't get many earth elementals where I'm from..."
Rolled 7>>31231060And a d100>>31231036Are we lying about our surname for a reason?
>>31231101Nope, I'm just an idiot who remembered it wrong.
>>31231257You slowly back away from the ambling mound, just in case, gesturing to yourself as you do so."Oh, by the way, I'm Nick- ohshi-"You stumble in your backing away as a small bit of earth and leaves almost gets underfoot, but you manage to avoid stepping on it or falling over."Sorry about that- Where was I? Ah yes, I meant to say Nick Trimmers, I'm Nick Trimmers. How are you? ..Tell you the truth I was surprised to see you, we don't get many earth elementals where I'm from..." Never heard of one there, but you've learned enough to be aware of them, beings of raw elemental spirit. You're pretty sure that is what you are dealing with here, and the vibes you're getting from the dimension make it feel like this would be a natural place for them to reside. You'd have to take a few moments to meditate to confirm it, but you'd wager from your knowledge of the megaverse that this might be the Central Plane of Elements.However, before you can ponder this information further, something slams into your metaphysical senses like a sledge hammer. A portal opening, and not like any you've felt before. This one feels.. much more violent than any opened by a yourself or a practitioner of magic. Definitely incoming to this plane, you'd say about a mile down the line at the next nexus.
>>31231626You aren't near enough to see where it will appear through the trees, or try to affect it, but whatever is about to happen is serious.>How would you like to respond?
>>31231674>Begin running that way.>Begin running the other way.>Stay here and gesture worriedly in the direction to the elementals.>Panic.>Go home.>Write in?
>>31231674Begin moving slowly in that direction. When out of sight of Stony, run. Begin stealth at 500 feet out. This looks like trouble, but Nick is the curious sort.
Slight delay. Back in a few minutes.
>>31231707(Pointing and moving slowly towards the disturbance) "Well that feels important. Sorry to cut our conversation short unless you want to check it out too, but I feel like that's something I should be having a look at... don't imagine you feel a different way likely, if you catch my drift which you probably don't seeing as I probably sound like a dog whistle to a human to you. Anyway we don't want to ignore the next phyrexian landing or what have you, hope to see you again and maybe you'll go in for that wax I'm sure it would look very stylish..."(Walk slowly in case the elemental wants to follow, if it goes the other way move quickly but stealthily)
>>31232032Back, sorry about that.>>31231736>>31232179Processing.
>>31232392"Well that feels important," you comment and begin slowly moving that way, gesturing gently to indicate that direction."Sorry to cut our conversation short unless you want to check it out too, but I feel like there's something brewing I should be having a look at. Not sure how you'd feel about it, or even know what I'm yammering about, seeing as I probably sound like a dog whistle to you. Anyway we don't want to ignore the next dimensional outbreak or what have you, hope to see you again and maybe you'll go in for that wax I'm sure it would look very stylish..."Keeping up the gentle banter you make your way to about 500 feet out, "Well than.. take care!"Then begin dashing in that direction, even as you feel the pressure grow stronger. Fortunately, with your hiking experience, the uneven terrain is no problem for you as your fine boots keep solid footing, even as some of the plants and rocks stir.Through the trees ahead, you can make out a larger hill at the nexus point, thickly covered in trees slowly dancing with each other.Finally though, the pressure breaks, and you can feel a wave of disruption that you swear should knock you over, save that it is only in the fabric of the reality.. Soon though a very physical tremor fills the air and ground and you sense, more than you can clearly see, the opening of a great sucking rift within the hill- and the hill screams.
>>31232695Stumbling to a stop, you see the large elemental cave in and the lesser ones tumble from its back.Lancing wires come out of the breaches in it and stab into the ground and elementals alike, dragging them with magically enforced shackling toward the unnatural vortex devouring the mound.
>>31232776Reactions?>Panic!>Go Home?>Charge forward, you want to sense this better.>Get me closer I want to hit it was my magic!>Observe from here.>Other?
Rolled 4>>31232776>Get me closer, I wanna...Dice to force the portal closed.
Rolled 20>>31232888No, THESE dice to force it closed!
Rolled 43>>31232918Wait, is it a d20 or what? I guess we should just wait to roll until he tells us the actual dice.
>>31232938Thinking on, you're probably right. We do have to get closer first, that may be a test all its own.
>>31232848>>31232888>>31232918>>31232938>>31232982Processing.And aye, getting there is a test all on its own. Need to get within 250 to use Close Portal, which is within the outskirts of the collection activity, then spend a few moments casting and avoiding having your casting disrupted.Confirm trying to get within range and cast Close Rift?
Rolled 12, 8, 1, 3, 8 = 32>>31233215>>31233239Alright then, I'm going to need 5 d20 rolls. All at once or in series if you want to spread it out.The first two will be getting there, the next three will be during the casting. Roll high.That is for normal casting time, if you want you could spend around 15 minutes trying to do it ritually for a higher chance of success spell-wise, but much higher odds of being disrupted.
Rolled 16, 12, 16, 11, 1 = 56>>31233330Hey leyline? You want to do a rotational series of rolls? If so, only the first roll of my five rolls now should count.
Rolled 9, 14, 2, 2, 12 = 39>>31233359Like, I do one, you do one, then repeat with you or me doing the final one? I'm fine with either of those.
Rolled 15>>31233377Roll # three.
Rolled 19>>31233441And now number four. Last one is all you, Trav.
Rolled 17>>31233441Roll # four!
>>31233469Ok, that was 5 then.
>>31233359>>31233377>>31233441>>31233467>>31233469>16, 9, 15,19, 17Processing.
>>31233441>>31233467>>31233469Casting Rolls Equal: 51>>31233359>>31233377Getting Close Roll Rolls Equal: 25
>>31233509>>31233535I'm okay with these numbers. Thank you for your mercy, /tg/dicegods[/spoilers]
Rolled 47>>31233509Big Changes, huh?
Rolled 19>>31233509>16, 9, 15,19, 17vs>12, 8, 1, 3, 8Charging ahead, ducking through brush and angry elementals, you make your way down into the area of disruption, dodging an errant swing from an upset bundle of plant-life and leaping over a sudden chasm that develops in front of you.Sparing a glance downward, you see more of the tendrils and heavier tubes sifting through the underground. Seems it digs deeply.Now within range, you can see the gateway through the crack in the earth, armored figures and strange equipment having taken root around the oversized vortex, heavy mechanisms somehow drawing minerals and gemstones out of the soil around it to be sucked in along with struggling elementals.You steady yourself and begin drawing on the power here to fuel your spell of Closing.You may not know what is going on here, but it does not seem right.As you spend your time bringing the energies together, sharp tendrils land the ground around you, but you hardly need to move to avoid them.. however, as the magic nears completion, one of the figure entrenched around the vortex sights you through the crumpling ground between you and shouts something before pointing a weapon as you immediately firing. Fortunately, it seems the clouds or dust from their work affects his sights enough that you just manage to evade the bolt of blue-white energy that wizzes past you.Before anything else happens though, your spell completes..
>>31233596Been an interesting quest to follow.
Rolled 17>>31233796Yes, it has. Now, are you being a good GM and using notepad before you post?
2x Enhanced Spell Strength is 16. Nick's mastery of this magic is very formidable, unfortunately..>>31233779>19You unleash you control over the spatial and dimensional aspects of the universe, willing the rift to close....and it resists your wishes, fluctuating slightly, but continuing to hold.Now however, it's defenders have become aware of you, and look to be taking a bead upon you.>Dive for cover, try again.>Runrunrun, moving target, try to find a safe spot to try again from.>Flee the area.>Go Home.>Write in.
>>31233909World Bizarre and cover. Will that effect the whole occupied area?
Rolled 18>>31233909What was the DC to close the rift?
Rolled 42>>31234004I just don't understand why the 19 was rolled. I thought the 1, 3, and 8 were the rolls of the rift to resist Nick.
>>31233981Let's see, centered up to 200 feet away, 10 rounds, 20 ft radius. With a little maneuvering, you could catch better than half of them.>>31234027Those were the rolls to avoid getting hit and possibly disrupted during the casting.The 19 was the rift's save vs magic, which against you was a 16. It didn't have a good chance of holding, but it did.
>>31234101Half is better than none, and the chaos should give us another go at the portal.
>>31234101I'm sorry I didn't make that clearer.Do you wish to proceed with:Taking cover and casting World Bizarre over the majority guarding the gateway?
>>31234178Also, I realized I may not have made it clear that you are close enough that you are drawing energy from the nexus toward your casting, and haven't cast anything that would reach into your personal PPE yet.Also, I must report that I have made a straight up mistake. While double checking on the casting time fore World Bizarre I was reminded that Close Portal is a third level spell under Spatial Magic, as opposed to _fourteenth_ for everyone else.What does this mean for you?It means you can cast it in a single action instead of taking a full round, which meant you needed less defensive rolls last round, so we're going to go ahead and count those extra successful rolls for this round. Also that you can cast on the move.>>31234228Processing..
Rolled 15, 14, 9, 20, 16 = 74>>31234369Diving to once side as you incant your spell, you peek your head out from behind a bank of soil and extend a hand as darkened energies swirl forth and rise up around your opponents, transforming them and all around them into a monsters and a landscape of horror. Even from here you can hear the shouts of terror.The two outside the radius fire on your position, one show goes wide, while the other burns a furrow into your cover.Coming up once more you try to enforce your will on their strange portal..(4 horror saves vs 17 to be slightly less freaked out, 1 magic save vs 16)
>>31234451Most of those within the World Bizarre run screaming out of it and beeline into the portal, running for their lives. One staggers out and takes a knee, trying to keep a hold of himself. His resolve however, begins to shatter when his link home is snuffed out my a dramatic have of your hand.The rumbling stops, the ground begins to settle, and the machinery freezes as the connections though the portal a sheared cleanly.The remaining opponents dive for cover behind the disabled machinery and look ready to try taking you down.
>>31234504Actions?>Hunker down and try to think of something>More World Bizarre, World Bizarre everywhere!>Use Alter Environment at 100% to Place an area of absolute darkness between you. (still within what you are drawing from the nexus)>Run away, your job here it done!>Run away, try to sneak around and get closer.>Other?
>>31234559Questions:How many of them are there? At what range are they? What is the status of the elementals? What's the range on AEM?
>>31234608Three, one of whom is still a bit shaken by his experience in the Bizarre.220 feet, since you had gotten a bit closer for the last World Bizarre.Hard to tell, they were mostly scattering from the attack they couldn't understand. Chance they might return with the large disruption gone.Alter Environment: 25 foot radius centered on an object or person up to 35 feet away (plenty of object handy)Applied Effect Manipulation: Range 70 feet, single object or person. At current level you can completely negate speed, kinetic energy, or gravity, OR increase them by 125%.
>>31234736More World Bizarre. Advance if they all get caught up in it.
Rolled 4, 19, 9 = 32>>31234829Alrighty..
Rolled 1>>31234869Coin flip to see if that 19 is the guy with penalties already.1, he is.
>>31234829Question: Would you rather herd them toward you or away from you, should the opportunity arise?
>>31234920Towards, it gets harder to disable them the further away they are. Though, splitting them up is most favorable.
>>31234901>>31234559>>31234829>World Bizarre, World Bizarre everywhereSticking to your cover you, rise again and unleash unreality upon your opponents, and are rewarded with fresh shouts.As they tumble screaming out of the affected area, and then angle away from the first area still under affect, you grin to yourself as you lay down a third across their path, catching one within who continues screaming the way he was going as the rest skid to a stop and turn in your direction to continue their headlong flight for the moment.>How would you like to proceed from here?
>>31234994Enter a World Bizarre with one of them, then turn off their gravity, then increase it for the trip back down. Not enough to kill, just knock him about a fair bit.
>>31235062Are you trying to drive one away with the World Bizarre?
>>31235126Not really, but one of the three is already running away, and the other two are running towards Nick. The idea is to cast a World bizarre that encloses Nick and at least one of the two coming his way. Then, while line of sight is broken, take him out with a gravity bounce. After that, the other one in the area can be dealt with accordingly.
>>31235126Darn trip wandering away on me.>>31235175I see, may modify slightly, but very workable.Processing.
Rolled 16, 14 = 30>>31235266As they begin scrambling through the rocks and rubble that would get them clear of the center of the devastation they caused and your Worlds Bizarre, you drop one more on them while roughly center to a rough area, you hear them yelp, scrabble, and stumble as they attempt to get clear of it.Focusing on one you move to release gravity's hold on him..The following round targeting his friend as well..
Rolled 1 + 5>>31235327
>>31235327>>31235333In their rush to clear the horrorland you dropped on them, they tumble and leap awkwardly as gravity leaves them be. Quickly, the find themselves flipping end over end into the air, out of the effect of the Bizarre and out of control.One roughly grasp at a tree branch as he passes close to it.. only to soon find himself being beaten violently against a rock by that same 'tree'.The other continues up into the air for a couple minutes, before the affect draws to a close and you instead accelerate his return to the ground.>Confirmation: Accelerate downward trip?You don't know how tough he is, but there is a chance it could be fatal by average human standards.
>>31235390Negative acceleration, killing him would be bad twice over. Instead, increase the kinetics of his weapon to make sure it flies out of reach.
Rolled 3, 1, 4, 1, 6, 6 = 21>>31235440You let gravity do it's work unaided, and the armored figure comes tumbling out of the sky.Once he comes back within your range though, you focus on this weapon, killing it's momentum, causing it to rip free of his grip and shoulder strap as he continues tumbling to rocks and trees below.
>>31235503He lands with a solid _oof_, and for the moment the gun hangs 60 feet in the air.Soon though, you have other concerns.As you look up at the gun, you see several rapidly approaching figures, seemingly carried by the wind itself, and it looks as if a forest is cresting a hill in the further distance and headed this way.Actions?>Run.>Hide.>Put you foot on the guy laying on the ground and pose like a safari hunter.>Wave>Wait patiently>Other?
>>31235503Well, let's see if he survived. Ann hurry, the Elementals seem angry.
>>31235541>Put you foot on the guy laying on the ground and pose like a safari hunter.>Wave>>31235543Disregard
>>31235554You stride over and put a foot on him, he starts to move to get up anyway, but you pin him down with another AEM. Groaning lightly, he just lays there as you and 2.25G hold him down.>Roll me a quick d20, roll high.>Actually, give me a d100 as well.
Rolled 18>>31235587I first read that as 2.25 grams.
Rolled 39>>31235597Speaking of magic, how much portal runoff is left?
>>31235604Portal run off?Nothing from that, you've been drawing energy from the nexus. Actually, you think their equipment might have been drawing from it as well, judging from how much more you feel now. Standing where you are, you could cast 60 PPE or less spells all day.>>31235597>>31235604>>31235587>18, 39As they near you wave at them, then take a dramatic bow, gracefully catching the now falling gun in the same motion, then stand straight again, resting the butt of the weapon on your 'trophy's chest alongside your foot.The mix of humanoids being carried by unseen air elementals hesitate for a moment, surveying the area then land nearby,Cautiously the approach, pausing for a moment, the one in the lead converses at the plant-being holding a leg. While the tree creature only seems to rustle and make bending-wood noises, you do sense that the two are communicating on a deeper level than the words and sounds they make. After a moment you understand the lead's words as he finishes speaking to it, "I see.. thank you brother.", and treads your way."Hail! You there! What business do you have here, and what has happened?"
>>31235684>Respond?>Go Home>Practice river dance on the guy underfoot.>Other?
Rolled 26>>31235684Ah, I misunderstood that.>>31235694>Respond."I was just traveling, and I'm not rightly sure. I saw a somewhat horrific sight, and I guess instinct kicked in. I'm Nick Trimmers, and you?"
>>31235725"Greeting Sir Trimmers," he bows, "I am Winston Lowell, I suppose I'm leading this particular unit.."He pauses for a moment, uncertain of how to continue."Did you.. did you really stop an incursion singlehandedly?"He seems to be a mix of incredulous and hopeful.>Response?
Rolled 93>>31235777No, I used both hands."Well, only sort of. Most of them were on the other side when their door closed, and one did get away. That a ways, if you think you can catch him. What are they after?"
>>31235825At your words, he gives a look to one of the others and he nods and gestures for others to follow him, and then half of them launch into the air, heading in the direction you indicated.He turns to regard you again, in the distance behind him see the ground force approaching still."They are stripping the this plane of it resources and murdering the immortal embodiments of the natural forces, destroying them to fuel their mad endeavors!" he states, a fire in his voice as he responds.
(Will probably wrap up after this next one, fading pretty hard now, starting to have trouble stay focused on word-making and wakefulness.)
>>31235907"That sounds horrible." Nudge the guy underfoot. "Anything you'd like to say in your defence?"
>>31235952The one underfoot coughs as you refresh the effect on him and question him."We do what we must to save our universe, This place in nothing but an unclaimed wealth or resources, and we have laid claim to it. Do not interfere!"Lowell doesn't seem to follow the conversation with the one underfoot, but agrees with your first statement, "Yes, it is a horrible thing that War has come to the homes of the elements. We few that know work with out Brothers" he pats the tree "to do what we can to protect them from this insane threat.."-End Part 11Welcome to the Eco-War.
>>31235989Apologies for the short wrapup, but I'm crashing hard now. Please feel free to leav any questions and comments, I will check on them as best I can when I awaken.Thanks for playing!
Could you futz with the archive while I pass out, though should still be up by the time I awake.Have a good one!
>>31235989>>31236002Oh, goody, moral quandaries. Which side will Nick choose? Will he fight? Will peace be found while bad hair persists?But really, what's the tech level of Lowell's people?>>31236027Sure thing.
>>31236068>Oh, goody, moral quandaries. Which side will Nick choose? Will he fight? Will peace be found while bad hair persists?Indeed. Choices will have to be made, and, in fact, the situation might be more dire than Mr. Trimmers might suspect at the moment.>But really, what's the tech level of Lowell's people?The group Lowell has with him seems to be a bit of a mix of races, but most that you see seem to dressed simply in robes or tunics (though some are of higher quality than others) and among those with weapons it looks like sword and staff are the order of the day.A closer look at your opponent shows that he's clad in full body armor, possibly environmentally sealed, though it is far less sleek than what you've seen in Arsenal. Also, judging from your time in Axmel's shop and the looks of some of the gold and silver leads at the joints, it has techno-wizardry of some sort included in its design, and the gun in your hand is definitely TW in nature.>Sure thing.Thanks.
I'll be floating around today if there are any questions/comments. Feel free to stop in.