As you return to Tianna a victor, on the swift-sailing Bloodshark, bearing news of your progress, your triumph against the Wyld, and your secured alliance with the Three Rivers (you wonder if they're going to keep the name even though they're going to be two from now on), your mind is filled with questions and uncertainty.You originally reached this island as an exile, and now you own a vast portion of rich land on it.And you're not sure what to do with it.Tianna has become almost a second home to you, and its queen a close friend, confidant and lover. How should you handle your relationship from now on, given how things have changed now?"What are you so worried about?" Tia asks, leaning on the ship's parapet besides you, staring out towards the shore. The salty wind plays with her hair and veil."...Thinking what to do from now on. Thinking of Tianna, and of Gem, and of myself. And which one should I favor over the others."She gives a hard slap against your back that almost tosses you overboard. "Whatever you'll pick, I'll support you.""...Thank you, Tia."Her reply comes with a huge, smug grin. "Don't mention it. Isn't that what husbands are for?" Well, that didn't help with the decision, but certainly made you feel a little better.>I will choose Tianna.>I will choose Gem.>I will choose myself.>I will choose neither.>I will choose all three.
>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. Fun times.After your victorious campaign against the Wyld, you have carved a space for yourself on the island. You have allies, respect, resources. Now, your only question is: what to do with them? Pursue the creation of a kingdom of your own, join with Tianna as a sign of alliance and reward to their hospitality, or use them to sponsor an expedition to retake your homeland?>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?@exaltedfag
Rolled 4>>31254915>I will choose Tianna
Rolled 2>>31254915If we can choose all three, can we choose two of them?If no>I will choose myself.If yes>I will choose myself and Tianna
Rolled 7>>31254915>I will choose Tianna.Kindness rendered should be repaid with interest.Alliance and reward to their hospitality is the most appealing choice. Gem is important but using Tianna as a tool to reclaim it just doesn't sit right.
QM notes: I apologize, but after running a bit of scenarios and playtesting I must inform you of a few changes in system mechanics.Since we established the mortal maximum to be a score of 3, consequently training charms can boost stats and skills up to your own score or 3, whichever is lower. The cap for mortals with awakened Essence is 4, however, so training charms can train them up to there.There are several ways to give a mortal awakened Essence: alchemy, meditation, asceticism, Wyld-questing, artifacts, and gods or certain Exalted using certain charms on them. Two such charms are accessible for Solars at Zenith 5 and at Twilight 4.The Twilight version is a medical/occult procedure. It has no particular limit on how many people it can awaken, and they develop their own Essence. The Zenith version is a blessing from the Unconquered Sun: it can only be maintained on [Social + Followers] people at a time, and the Essence is Solar-aspected (making them sorta-Solar-half-castes). This version is more powerful than the Twilight one: slightly larger Essence pool, and also grants a few Exalted-like benefits (increased resistance to illness, wound infection, blood loss, healing complications, and Wyld mutations).By the way, people complaining that there is no reason to increase attributes are absolutely right. I'm introducing a few changes. (Keep in mind that, like I said in the first few threads, this "system" I'm using is still untested and being developed as we play. I'm relying on your input and suggestions for this, after all.)
HPs, rather than being fixed, are 2 + Physical + Ox-Body.Every point of Physical beyond the first grants a +1 damage boost in combat per scene. These can't stack with each other, and the damage cap on a single hit is still 3 (post-soak).Speaking of damage boosts, up to now I've been activating them on my own, when it felt suitably dramatic. Are you fine with this, or would you like to control this directly, or establish a fixed rule for them (i.e. always use them when available, use them every other attack, etc)?Social-type backgrounds are capped by your Social score. Also, every time you increase Social, you automatically (or rather, naturally over the next few days) acquire a number of background dots (not necessarily Social-type backgrounds!) equal to your new Social score. This is, of course, above and beyond any backgrounds you obtain in the normal course of play.Additionally, your Social score is your "damage" in social combat. Let me explain how social combat works.Every person has a list of things he cares about. People, issues, ideals. A small subset of them are basically invincible unless you manage to completely break them (a long process): these form their Motivation, the core of their being. The stuff that make people say "I'd rather die than [___]".To make a very obvious example, Maka is clearly in Tia's Motivation, and no amount of persuasion will get her to betray it.All other issues are called Intimacies and rated 1 to 10. These are important but not life-defining. People might still be willing to risk or give their lives for them, but it IS possible to persuade them otherwise.
In social combat, you either want something short-term ("let me through this locked door, mr. Guard") or long-term ("be my friend"). If it's short term, a successful attack will usually get you what you want unless there's a Motivation or strong Intimacy against it. If it's long-term, you're either building a new Intimacy or destroying an old one. In both cases, your Social is how much points you shift with one attack. You can only move that many points in a scene, so powerful intimacies must be made - or dismantled - over time.Unnatural Mental Influence attacks, on the other hand, ignore this system and outright make or destroy Intimacies in a single blow, unless the target can spend Essence to deny them.Essence pools are equal to 3 + Mental + any charms increasing maximum Essence. A higher Mental also speeds up recovery from all sources (natural breathing, Manses and Demesnes, Hearthstones). (Thinking of something else, but nothing comes to mind.)
>>31255035Zenith 5 it is, then. Having an army at the peak of mortal potential is good enough, sidekicks as Awakened we don't need a fuckload of.
>>31255052Always use boosters when available. No point in saving them up, really. Unless you decide to cruelly exploit the decision with higher-damage-dealing reinforcements at some later date.
Rolled 3>>31255035About TWTT, it's a nerf. Ok, that's fine, but since it was nerfed after we got it, is it possible to refund a proportion of the XP we spent? Like getting 2 XP back out of the original 10?>>31255052For damage boosts, i say the current system is fine, dramatic timing is nice and fun.Social...well i don't like the background capped by attribute but ok, fair enough. Give and take. Getting extra dots is a fair trade for what is almost an XP sink.>>31255068Yeah, that's fine.
>>31255052>>31255068Sounds good. Let's resolve our buddies' local problems before we strike out to reclaim the homeland.
>>31254915>I will choose myself.
>>31254915You forgot Twitter EF...
>>31254915huh, didn't know this was running until I was browsing the catalog, might want to notify people with Twitter EF, some pretty important stuff in the beginning of this thread>I will choose all three.
>>31254915>I will choose myself and you, followed by Tianna, and then Gem.
>>31254915>>31255176Is good, but I'd put us, Tia and Tianna equal first
Rolled 7>>31254915>I will choose all three.We're Exalted. We can do that.
>Choosing ourself.Well, at this point the Lintha are a problem to us and Tianna, and Abyssals are everyone's problem.
Rolled 4>>31254915Seconding >>31255191
>>31255089We don't need a refund. The entirety of mortal human potential for killing shit is a difference of four dice. Our soldiers with identical strategies to the enemy will kill three times as fast and last three times as long. Glorious golden Solar strategy and inspiring peptalks will extend that farther.
>>31255287Sorry, under this new system, last almost twice as long.
Rolled 5>>31255287The difference between a hypothetical pool of 8 and a maximum pool of 6 isn't ' Just two dice. It's 25 percent or 1/3, depending on which direction you slice it. They go from being able to have a dice pool twice the size if a hardened veteran to only half-again as large.That's definitely huge, regardless of whether or not a partial refund is justified.
Rolled 4>>31254915All three, obviously.
Rolled 2>>31254915>I will choose all three.
>>31254915No reason not to pick all three, is there? Also, I know this is probably just me whining, but it kinda bothers me when a choice this major is the first choice if the thread. It takes a while for a decent chunk of pay playerbase to show up.
>>31255383>No reason not to pick all three, is there? Also, I know this is probably just me whining, but it kinda bothers me when a choice this major is the first choice if the thread. It takes a while for a decent chunk of pay playerbase to show up.I know, and that's why I plan to let this sit for a while before I continue. I want everyone's input.
Rolled 2>>31254915>I will choose all three.With Gem the least important.
>I will choose all three.
Rolled 3So what's our new xp goal?Should we try and get Zenith 5 fot the enlightenment charm?
>>31254915>I will choose all threeAlso we got several outfits at the end of the last thread, which one did we end up wearing?
>>31254954Speaking of Twitter, you should probably announce this session.>>31255636I vote for tassels
>>31255676Huh, I thought I did. Sorry.
>>31254915>I will choose all three.
>>31255636Tabard we left in it let's come back in it
>>31254915>I will choose all three.It's all really important to MakaTianna has been good to her, Amata took her in and expected nothing backGem is her home, Maka calls herself a queen even after being exiled, it's her past and it's her backstory, Gem has any family she left behind, if she left anyBut most important is that it's what we want to do, we're not obligated or forced it's our choice to do these things
>>31255636I agree with >>31255676 tassel bikini is the best choice
>>31254915>I will choose all three>>31255636Either the tassels or the tabard, the third outfit didn't really do it for me, and the fouth was based of it and the tabbard
Rolled 1>>31256089Tabard. Leave the tassels for another occasion. Like the oiled up dancing festivity thing.
>>31255636either the tabberd or the third outfit. Seriously, the tassels weren't appropriate, even for us.
>>31256110Still mad we wasted Gossamer on it, especially when it feels like it was one guy really pushing for it
Rolled 8>>31255636I'm still wondering what the one that wasn't tassels and tabard looks like
>>31256106I agree, tassels should be for special occasions, like prayer dances and festivals, not walking down the street
As you spend your time staring into the horizon and thinking, a plan forms in your mind. It's something you've been thinking now and then, but you never acted on itNow, however, might be a good time.You HOPE it's genius. It sounds like that in your head. Maybe it's just silly, though.You share it with Tia, and while her enthusiastic approval doesn't do much to persuade you that your plan is entirely sane (knowing her not exactly intimate relationship with mental sanity), it convinces you to see it through.Your heart now more at ease, you turn around, leaning on the parapet, looking at the crew working the ship.Your trip back to Tianna is going to take the better part of a day, and is a journey in calm, safe waters. Even though the deck of a sailing ship is not very comfortable place, you think it might be useful to try and train some of your mortal followers.Your understanding of Essence, especially as you led your men during the last battles, has recently brought you to develop a new Power that should help you train them faster and more efficiently. It's still untested, though.Apart for members of the Bloodshark's crew you know as passing acquaintances but are not very familiar with, on the ship with you are Regis, your young butler, and Rubeni, the ship's captain. You could try training, for half a day...>Regis.>Captain Rubeni.>A volunteer from the crew.>No one, you have other stuff to worry about.
>>31256119From the description it sounds like it's pretty much this, front open thing with a too small corset
>>31256169Basically our version of dressing up is dressing down?
>>31256188>>Regis.We should use him as a trial run.Plus it means we can take the Captains all at the same level later.
>>31256188>Regis>>31256195>Maka>Wearing pantiesWhat kind of bullshit went on last thread?
Rolled 7>>31256188>Regis.Assuming the captains are at 2/2 physical/dawn it would take them 2 days to get them up to 3/3, if we can't train them together an have to do it one at a time it's gonna take 6 days or so
Rolled 5>>31256217Oh i don't know if a roll is needed, but here's mine anyway
>>31256217Don't worry, it looks like that but instead it has a cloth in the front, hanging down from the corset. (and Tia required a hole in it in order to show off Maka's abs)Our no-panties record is still perfect.(this should be an achievement btw)
>>31256188>Captain Rubeni.The captains are going away, Regis is going to stick around
Rolled 3>>31256238I'm also a bit miffed about the corset, as it's just a step away from a bra, but that fact that we remain no-pan is a relief
Rolled 9>>31256188>Regis.>Captain Rubeni.So what did we decide for a plan for hte future, I'm guessing all 3?
Rolled 7>>31256201For priestly occasions at least, we pray by being really lewd
Rolled 2>>31256195We also had a fourth outfit that was this with a smaller corset, no jacket, and an abridged version of out tabard.And people were complaining about the tassels being a waste of gossamer
Rolled 8>>31256290Yeah you're right looking at the last thread we have>One is an almost perfect copy of your older tabard, and one is an open jacket with a leather corset that covers up a bit more. One is a mix between the two, with a smaller corset and no jacket.One is a tassel bikini.
"...Hey, Regis, come a moment here." You call out to him.Regis, who was sitting on a barrel staring idly at the sea, probably dozing off, is shaken back awake by your voice and leaps down from it. "Uh- yes!""How was it with Dancing Smoke and Yaraon?" You ask him, inviting him to lean on the parapet with you."It was weird." He admits. "I never though gods were like that.""Um, about that. I think Smoke is a bit of a special case." You giggle."But, it was amazing. I never met a god before. Spirits, Fae, Exalted. The last few days have been incredible." He says, excitedly."And dangerous." You reply. "If you want to stay by my side, you'll have to understand that it's going to be risky. And I might not be always able to protect you.""...You want to send me away again?" He whimpers. "No." You pat his head and ruffle his hair, trying to cheer him up. "I'm saying you'll have to get stronger. I can train you, if you want."He looks up to you in amazement. "Will I become as strong as you?""Okay, maybe not THAT strong. But certainly stronger than any other kid your age. Stronger than most grown-ups, too."He looks incredibly eager."But." You lift a finger to admonish him. "You have to promise you'll be responsible.""Yup!" He nods energetically. "I promise! I won't bully people."Yeah, of all people he probably knows best how it feels like to be pushed around by those stronger than you.>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.>[Dawn] Let's start with a few forms, and a few simple strikes and parries.>[Zenith] First of all, endurance training! Are you ready?
Rolled 10>>31256427>[Dawn] Let's start with a few forms, and a few simple strikes and parries.Montage timehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSS5dEeMX64
>>31256427>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.
>>31256427>>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.Let's start with conditioning and mundane stuff.
Rolled 9>>31256427>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.#SWOLE Shota
Rolled 7>>31256427>[Zenith] First of all, endurance training! Are you ready?
Rolled 9>>31256427dropped your trip EF>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.
Rolled 8>>31256471>>31256465>>31256464>>31256449Dice have a Buff shota fetish
Rolled 3>>31256427>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.
Rolled 4>>31256427>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.
>>31256471Damnit, thank you. sorry, yes, >>31256427 was me.
Rolled 9>>31256427I hope Regis doesn't gain any muscle, like I want him to be phys 3, just it's all Solar!magic strength
Rolled 1>>31256517he needs muscle tone, not mass
>>31255052Question: is the HP formula for all non extras, or is it an exalted only formula? Do god-blooded, fae or dragon kings use different formula?
Rolled 7>>31255052>Every point of Physical beyond the first grants a +1 damage boost in combat per scene. These can't stack with each other, and the damage cap on a single hit is still 3 (post-soak).By this do you mean we have two attacks per scene that would benefit from a +1 bonus?
Rolled 5>>31256427>[Physical] For now, we'll focus on some basic training. You need to put on some muscle.
>>31255052>>31255068Just wanted to make sure you're aware that this change will make Lunars much stronger, as for them attributes determine charms as well.
Rolled 9>>31256684Well Tia was already wiping the floor with everything two threads ago, so I say go for it!
You begin by putting him through a basic training regimen, or at least what you can get him to do on a ship. After stretching and warm-ups, you start giving him weights to lift, pull or drag, in the form of boxes and barrels that can be found around the ship mostly.At first the people of the crew seem to not take the training they're seeing you put him through seriously, and you suspect that the only reason they don't outright point and laugh is that they're afraid of you.Regis seems to have noticed as well, but he apparently doesn't care, and goes through with it, following your commandsThe crew turns to genuine curiosity when they see him bench-press a half-full barrel of water, something that would take some effort even from a muscular adult.His progress during the training is incredibly fast, and you guess he can only sustain the strain you're putting his body through thanks to the Essence you're weaving into him. Interspersing the weight training with stretching to give time to his muscles and body to adjust, and in order to not make him too stiff, you spend the rest of the day closely following him. You take few breaks.As night falls, Regis collapses on the deck, utterly exhausted. Your Power works, it seems. Though you'll put its results to the test once Regis has had a bit of rest to be sure. But still, you've seen the kid go through some improvements that normally would take months of effort and training, in a single day. It's not surprising that he'd end up destroyed at the end of it.You pick him up from the deck and put him to rest in a hammock in the crew's quarters. He's worked hard, and deserves his rest.What about you now? You should be in Tianna's port by dawn.>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Samiel>Spend some time with Rubeni>Spend some time with Alexei>Spend some time with Quint>Spend some time with Dancing Smoke>Go to sleep>Other?
>>31256638All non-extra humans.>>31256676Yes.>>31256684I'm kinda thinking of having all Exalted use the five solar castes as skills. that way Lunars have them more split up rather than just three groups.
Rolled 7>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with SamielSpend some time with them intimately
Rolled 3>>31256748>Spend some time with Dancing SmokeAlso we talked a lot about our outfits, but did we ever decide on which one we were currently wearing?
Rolled 5>>31256748>Spend some time with SamielLet's see if we can't get him to relax, also if we can't get him to sleep with us
Rolled 2>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Dancing SmokeI think thes two'll get along really well, in bed and out of it
>>31256748>spends some time with Tia>spend some time with Dancing Smoke
Rolled 3>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Dancing SmokeI want to bone characters because they're interesting, not so we can have slept with an entire royal family
Rolled 6>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Dancing Smoke
Rolled 2>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Samiel
Rolled 2>>31256781I think we should change into the tassel bikini whenever we're just hanging out with Tia. See how long it takes for her to tackle us to the nearest thing we can fuck on
Just a quick thought. Whe should probably wait on boning Dancing Smoke until we're off the wooden shine and on less flammable earth.
Rolled 10>>31256855I like the idea proposed by these anons>>31256106>>31256169>>31256272Of course I also want to wear it out in public just once to see people's reactionsAs for what we're wearing right now, I'd go with the tabard.
Rolled 1>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with SamielTime to reward Samiel for being a fine leader of men and helping us when we were wounded.
Rolled 4>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Dancing Smoke>>31256781tabbard with the open stomach when walking around, full tabbard for formal occasions, tassel bikini when we're with Tia/lovers?
Rolled 1>>31256748>Spend some time with QuintI'm actually curious about him. He seems the most ambitious of our captains, so there might be more to his back story.Otherwise>Spend some time with Dancing SmokeHaven't had much one-on-one with her. She probably has some interesting First Age stories to tell if she's as old as she claims.
>>31256748>Spend some time with Dancing SmokeI-I just want to talk really...
Rolled 4>>31256748>Spend some time with SamielNow would be a good time to see where we stand with him. Maybe we can get him to drop that chip on his shoulder and lighten up a bit.Use the tassel thing.
Rolled 5>>31256748>Spend some time with Tia>Spend some time with Dancing Smoke
Rolled 7betting fifty talents that Samiel's going to be the one to sell us out to the Realm
Rolled 8>>31256887>Tabard with open stomachWe don't have thatwe have>Lewd tabard>Corset/Jacket combo shown here >>31256195> Short Corset no jacket with tabard>Tassel Bikini
>>31256748>Spend some time with AlexeiWe really should check up on "him" to see how he's handling the captain gig we gave him. Also, determining his actual gender could be fun.
Rolled 8>>31256921Tia specified one of them had to show off our abs, I can't recall which one but I think it was the short corset one
>>31256914I'll take that bet. He seems to be the type of DB with morals an integrity. Now Mikial on the other hand...
Rolled 3>>31256921The corset/jacket combo also has a loincloth instead on panties, if what >>31256238 said is ture
Rolled 3>>31256933we should also see how he is going in his quest to free sexy water nymphs from the storm mothers
Rolled 10>>31256944Mikahil's a Solar. Morals or no, it's too risky for him, even through an agent
Rolled 1>>31256914I doubt it, he's best friends with a Lunar after allOh man what if Samiel prefers dudes and that's why he hasn't been seduced by our advances
>>31256954...he's going to turn out to be a sexy half water nymph, isn't he?
Rolled 9>>31256781>>31256921I think we should go>Corset/Jacket/loincloth(?) for combat (maybe switch with short corset?)>Tabard for everyday use>Tassel Bikini for ceremonies and sexy times
Rolled 6>>31256748>Spend some time with SamielI'm pretty sure there'll be more than enough Tia in the future
>>31256970Solar courtesan calcuations my friend. Only 2 charms away. (In theory. YMMV)
>>31256997Just what i was thinking.As an aside, what about the dress in the character picture? Any plans on putting it into the quest?
Rolled 3>>31256997The normal /corset/jacket/loincloth should be for regular combatThe short corset/tabard version should be when we are leading our troops to glorious victory
As you take a turn under-deck, you notice, in the darkness of the unlit ship, Dancing Smoke stealthily creeping up to a door.Well, "stealthily" is a bit of a big word for that, considering that parts of her glow in the dark. Probably "silently" is more appropriate."Oh, Smoke." You call out.Startled, she turns around and makes a "Sshhhh!" noise and motion.You approach. "...I wanted to talk a bit with you, actually... but, what are you doing?" Then you lift an eyebrow. "Isn't that Samiel's room?" You ask, nodding at the door she was peeking on. She nods with a large grin."...I've been noticing you seem to bother him a lot." You mention. peeking into the room as well. It's dark, but Samiel seems to be peacefully sleeping in his hammock. "Is there any specific reason why you're stalking him?""He's just cute." The goddess replies in a whisper. "And most of what we gods do would probably be considered "stalking" by you humans, but we're usually dematerialized so people don't notice."That answers to a lot of theological questions you might have had, actually. "But, really, Samiel, cute? He's more... I don't know, he's all grownup and serious.""But that's what makes him cute." She giggles. "He tries so hard. He's so earnest. He tries to be cool. And he's so easy to embarrass"You're sensing a pattern here. "...So, he's like Yaraon?""Exactly." She points out. "Well, not really the same, Yaraon's more on the cool side and Samiel's more on the hardworking side. Plus, they're both kind of bad with women it seems.""Well... he gives that idea." You respond. "...You think he prefers men?"Her grin becomes downright predatory as she slowly opens the door. "Not for long.">Stop her. She's doing something wrong.>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).>Don't stop her. Go get Tia.>Don't stop her. Not your problem.
Rolled 6>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).Sneak into bed with him together
Rolled 3>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).I'm interested where this will lead
Rolled 2>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).Also going by >>31256997, which several people agreed on, we should be wearing our tabard right now
Rolled 8>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.
Rolled 2>>31257107>>Don't stop her, Peek form the doorway (stealthily).
>>31257107>Stop her. She's doing something wrong.
Rolled 7>>31257107>Don't stop her, Peek form the doorway (stealthily).
>>31257107Just make sure she stops if he resists. As long as it's not rape, I support her completely.
>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).Tassels should be a nice addition to the decor of the cabin .
Rolled 8>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.no way we're leaving her out of these shenanigans
>>31257107>Don't stop her. Go get Tia.Remind her not to destroy our ship, much.
Rolled 10>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).
>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).Better make sure she doesn't get TOO predatory.
Rolled 7>>31257145Right, belated roll.
Rolled 2>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.then we all go in
Rolled 8>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).we can always step in if it escalates
Rolled 4>>31257143it's fine, if anything lewd happens Tia will probably smell us and come running
Rolled 4>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).I'd like to get Tia, but that might actually be too much for the lad's first time, she's not exactly gentle after all
Rolled 2>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).We don't need to run to Tia for everything. We're not as obsessed as she is and can do stuff without her occasionally.
Rolled 5>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.all these people not wanting our husbando to join us in a glorious orgy
Rolled 7>>31257196we often do stuff without her. But lewd with Tia is more fun, even if its just because more people in a supernatural fuckfest
Rolled 2>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).>just don't get him pregnant too
Rolled 6>>31257211I'd like Tia to join, but I don't want to break Samiel his first time, second time onward it's fair game though
Rolled 5>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).this is gonna be good
>>312571281 success on yet another Night+Phys roll. Smells like failure.
>>31257107>Stop her. She's doing something wrong.Your technique is bad, Smoke. THIS is how you seduce a Dragonblooded.
Rolled 9>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.also supporting>>31257141we going to seduce the lad, not rape him
Rolled 8>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).let's see how she seduces him
Rolled 7>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.>>31257225make this joke. its perfect
>>31257107>>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).
Rolled 3>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.
Rolled 4>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).we can let her start and step in once he's opened up
Rolled 6>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).>>31257225do this joke
Rolled 10>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly)
>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.voted for Tia and Smoke last vote, I guess Samiel being there to isn't too horrendous
Rolled 4>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).
Rolled 2>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).
Rolled 9>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).
>>31257107Don't stop her. Go get Tia and Flow, and any other female's on the ship
Rolled 8>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).>>31257332>any other female's on the shipwhy only females?
>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.
>>31257340because Smoke wants to fuck him straight
Rolled 8>>31257107>>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.
Rolled 1>>31257107>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (openly).
>>31257107Phys + Night = 6 3 2 8 2 = 1 successYou quietly sneak into the room, taking advantage of the darkness, and conceal yourself in a corner. Dancing Smoke sees you moving in after her (and gives you a wink), but Samiel is none the wiser.She walks up to the hammock and gently brushes his cheek, and he jolts awake with a little scream."W-what- YOU." He shakes his head, now fully awake, frightened and confused. You imagine that Smoke's partially-glowing shape in the darkness must be quite spooky if seen all of sudden. "In person, sweetie." She replies."Wh- what do you want from me?""Oh... just some fun together." You can't see clearly from the angle, but you'd guess she's unbuttoning Samiel's shirt."You are- what?" The poor guy's confused as hell."Is this your first time? Don't worry. I'll be gentle~""Alright." He grabs her hands. "What do you REALLY want?""...Is it that hard to believe me?" She wonders, now genuinely intrigued. "Or do you have some kind of hang-up? You're so stiff all the time..." And after a glance, she adds: "...pun very much intended."Okay, you have to admit you had to force yourself to not laugh to that one.He lowers his guard, and lets go of her hands. "...I'm not sure I want to talk about it.""Could be a good chance to get over your problems." She replies. "I'm here. I'll listen. I've got nothing better to do. 'Sides, I'm not sure there IS anything better to do on this ship than to hear you talking about yourself while I gently undress you like thiiisss~">Step into the open>Sneak out, leave them alone
Rolled 6>>31257107>>Don't stop her. Follow her in. (stealthily).
Rolled 10>>31257107>>Don't stop her, Peek form the doorway (stealthily).
Rolled 2>>31257394>keep watching
Rolled 9>>31257107>Stop her. You need to go and get Tia.Fetch the husbando, she has tentacles in case Sammy likes bondage
Rolled 8>>31257394>Keep watching
(Also, QM note: I have no idea if some of you guys have done multiple posts or my average readership has doubled over this one scene. Going to be an optimist and assume the latter.)
Rolled 6>>31257394>Sneak out, leave them alone
Rolled 10>>31257394>Step into the openWe just want to help you Sam
Rolled 9>>31257394>>Step into the open
Rolled 5>>31257394>Sneak out, leave them aloneSam a shit
Rolled 8>>31257394>Step into the open
>>31257394> Keep watchingpoor time to interrupt.
Rolled 8>>31257394>Keep watching, schlick
Rolled 7>>31257394>>Step into the open
Rolled 2>>31257394>>Sneak out, leave them alone
Rolled 7>>31257394>>Step into the openwe can help him work out his problems
Rolled 2>>31257394>Sneak outIf Sam's about to unload "Past Trauma" on Dancing we ought to give him some privacy. It's what friends do.
Rolled 7>>31257394>"...I'm not sure I want to talk about it."Sam confirmed for liking cock
Rolled 5>>31257394>>Sneak out, leave them alone
Rolled 8>>31257394>Step into the openI think Smoke could use some help with this>>31257465he's told us that he's afraid people are only interested in him because he's a prince and not because of who he is as a person
Rolled 2>>31257394>>Step into the openwe're good at talking and sex. This is optimal for us
Rolled 4>>31257484Also violence, though that is unlikely to come into play here
Rolled 1>>31257394>Step into the open
Rolled 6>>31257394>Step into the openHe talked about his problems with us already
Rolled 7>>31257394>Step into the open>>31257477And as much as spying on him and Smoke could be an affront to him, we've spent enough time with him that he might be willing to open up to us if he doesn't with Smoke.
>>31257394>Sneak out, leave them aloneSmoke's got this. Let's give them a little space
Rolled 3>>31257394>Step into the open
>>31257394>>Sneak out, leave them alone
>>31257394>Step into the open
>>31257394>>Step into the open
Rolled 8>>31257394>Step into the openI'm pretty sure it's next to impossible to sneak out of the room with out Night of 2, the only reason we snuck in is because Sam was asleep, might as well as step out in the open, besides were great at social stuff
"Oh, I'd like to hear about it too." You stand up.Samiel's gaze darts from Smoke to you and back to smoke. "...Is this gang rape?" He jokes nervously."If it were, I'd have brought Tia along." You point out, stepping closer. "...I still might, though.""I don't see how all th-this c-concerns you." Dancing Smoke, professional molester, is on the offensive, as Samiel tries to keep the situation under control, and fails miserably."Because we want to help you." You reply, closing up to him on the other side of the hammock. "Well, I'm sure Smoke wants to help you, too." You smile."A-alright, I'll t-talk, now Smoke... please stop doing that.""No way." Dancing Smoke, professional molester/therapist, replies. "This is part of the treatment. Besides, if you didn't like it, or you didn't want it, you would've put up a struggle." She licks her lips. "Now be honest. There's nothing to be ashamed of, right? We're all consenting adults spending a cheerful night together. You're, what? Thirty? Fifty?""...I'm eighteen years old."You and Smoke stare in each other's eyeballs. She breaks out in a giggle, with you quickly following. "Alright, technically adult."(cont.)
Rolled 4>>31257741You know if he's that young, I bet even his non-exalted siblings are older than him, which might explain a few things.Though now I'm wondering exactly how old Irene is.
>>31257741>"...I'm eighteen years old."...That explains everything, actually.Be careful with the poor boy, Smoke. Don't break his heart.
Rolled 6>>31257399>>31257413>>31257418>>31257430>>31257436It always disappoints me when we get roles like this and they don't mean anything
>>31257807Those are for the therapy we're about to engage in, I think.
>>31257741We need to grab Tia.
>>31257830yes we do. But it might be too late
>>31257830>>31257843don't scare the boy
>>31257843Bah, if we whisper her name three times she ought to decloak behind us.
>>31257830>>31257843I think this calls for being a bit gentler than Tia likes. The guy's practically a kid.
>>31257846Be whaling him stutter and stumble over himself around clearly dominant women is so much fun.
>>31257863exactly. Tia wouldn't go slow enough that we could enjoy his stuttering
As an aside, Samiel is really surprisingly competent for an 18-year-old.I'm also thinking his habit of being a stick-in-the-mud is less him actually being a stick in the mud and more him doing his best to be serious and professional despite being significantly younger than everyone else. He's probably just overcompensating.
>>31257852Tia can enjoy being gentle. Besides, you should be worried about whether Dancing Smoke is going to use her tail on him, not whether Tia will try to monopolize us.
>>31257878DBs in the Realm usually get LOTS of tutoring even before they Exalt. Maybe here it's the same.
Rolled 2>>31257852Like I said here, >>31257231 save the rough stuff for his second time>>31257878I agree on both accounts
>>31257874Not true. Tia rushes with us because we're her Maka and we can take it. But we've seen that she does have a softer side and enjoys extended foreplay, we just also like skipping to the main course. But Sam's a blushing stutterer, you have to pause and appreciate that...and poke the skittery mouse with your claws just enough to make him jump and squeak.
>>31257899As a Dragon Blood there's a good chance Samiel is sturdier than Dancing Smoke.Just pointing that out.
Social + Zenith = 6 10 2 9 8 6 10 = 6 successes"So, you sound like you have a story for us." You grin, leaning on him, gently stabbing a finger in his cheek. From this angle, your tabard should give him a fairly nice view, and, predictably, that combined with Smoke's gentle, warm touch, breaks him down in next to no time."...I've had a story.""What kind of story?" You and Smoke ask him almost simultaneously, like old aunts eager to hear how their cute nephew is doing.He is... slightly less eager. "I almost married into House Mnemon."You sigh. No way this is going to end cleanly. "...Arranged marriage?""Not really. Mom didn't want to do it while I was still a kid. She wanted me to decide, once I grew up. But... she didn't have a lot of choice at the time. The island was doing poorly. Drought. And..." He pulls up his pants, struggling against Dancing Smoke's grip. "ARE YOU HERE TO LISTEN TO ME OR ARE YOU JUST HERE FOR THAT.""Aww, why can't I have both at the same time?" She pouts."...Go on." You poke him."...There's not much to say, really. We needed an ally. I was thirteen. Got engaged. She was a fey years older than me. The first times, when we met here in Tianna, she seemed so kind. So gentle and sweet. And I really wanted to help mom out. But...""Let me guess." You reply, ironically."There's not much to guess. I spent half a year in the Realm, in the Mnemon household. Once there, everything changed. I was treated like a servant. Made fun of for being a "lost egg", practically a barbarian to them, to be educated back into society." He clenches his teeth. "The actual barbarians I've fought with yesterday were a lot better than them. And that... that harpy. I was just a toy for her. She just wanted Tianna as a colony, as her playground. Her grandmother promised her that she'd get to rule it if she married me."That story went south quickly. "...What happened then? Did you leave?"(cont.)
Rolled 2>>31257915I was talking about Tia, not Dancing Smoke. every time we've asked Tia to be gentle she's ignored us
Rolled 9>>31257941>"...Please be gentle with me." >"You make me SO hard when you say that..." her manic grin spreads as her breathing becomes faster and heavier.
Rolled 7>>31257935Sammy needs some loving hugs from nice women, not political bitches.
Rolled 8>>31257935>"I almost married into House Mnemon."Well shit
>>31257935Yeah, I can see how dealing with that house would make him a little standoffish around women.
Rolled 6>>31257935House Mnemon, which ones were they again? Lets see...>House Mnemon (Earth) wanths the Scarlet Throne. Many Members of the House serve as satraps, extracting burdensome tributes. The House lacks experience military commanders, but it's leader is arguably the most powerful soceress in the Realm.Oh, THEM
Rolled 1>>31257935poor Samiel.we should comfort him
>>31258057Wait until he finishes. It's going to take some work on our part to get him past the past trauma/rape issues.
"...I didn't. I didn't want to ruin the alliance mom had to bargain so hard, to stake so much to get."Even Smoke has stopped molesting him, captured by his story. "...But, how...?""Mom found out." He replies. "She found out that my letters home weren't really mine.""They didn't even let you wrote home?" You ask."Oh, they let me write, but I have no idea how they changed the letters before they were sent." He replies bitterly. "I just know that mom and sis found out.""What did they do? Did they break the deal?""They couldn't." He explains. "If they did, well, that would've left me stranded in the Realm. I was basically a hostage. So what they did was instead say that she was so pleased with the alliance that she wanted to make the engagement into a full-fledged marriage, on condition that it was to be celebrated on Tianna."You gulp."Yes, I don't know by what miracle it didn't end in a war." He sighs. "My mom... she called off an alliance, and almost started a war with the realm, because of me."You guess that that's why he's so serious about his job and duty. He really wants to make himself useful, after being just a pawn in this kind of horrible alliance scheme, and after her mom risked and sacrificed so much for the sake of his happiness. Not something many monarchs would do.Smoke is actually holding back tears as she hugs Samiel. "...You had to go through so much... I understand now.""Now you see..." He struggles out of the chokehold. "...I just want to be left alone.""No." You point at him. "You don't really want that."(Cont.)
Rolled 6>>31257935>>31257988>>31257995>>31258020At least it wasn't House Peleps, can you imagine how horribly that would have gone for an island nation in Threshold?
Rolled 9>>31258093Oh manAmata best mom
Rolled 4>>31258093>"They couldn't." He explains. "If they did, well, that would've left me stranded in the Realm. I was basically a hostage. So what they did was instead say that she was so pleased with the alliance that she wanted to make the engagement into a full-fledged marriage, on condition that it was to be celebrated on Tianna.">You gulp.>"Yes, I don't know by what miracle it didn't end in a war." He sighs. "My mom... she called off an alliance, and almost started a war with the realm, because of me."Oh man Amata has the biggest balls
>>31258093We definitely want to keep on Amata's good side. Probably should jump her son if he's unwilling.
>>31257935>"There's not much to guess. I spent half a year in the Realm, in the Mnemon household. Once there, everything changed. I was treated like a servant. Made fun of for being a "lost egg", practically a barbarian to them, to be educated back into society." He clenches his teeth. "The actual barbarians I've fought with yesterday were a lot better than them. And that... that harpy. I was just a toy for her. She just wanted Tianna as a colony, as her playground.Well hell, no wonder he doesn't like being played with. He needs someone who actually cares about him.
>>31258093>"No." You point at him. "You don't really want that."Aw yiss. Bring it home, Maka.
"You want people to judge you for what you are. Not Prince Samiel, but Samiel Tai Tianna, a brave man, a powerful Exalted, and a competent soldier and commander."He looks at you."You also, uh, I guess that I can understand being a bit suspicious of women after this."He nods."And you want to be someone who makes decisions, and doesn't have to suffer other people's. Which is why you took up your duty as commander of the castle guard. You don't want to be pushed around. You want to be in control.""And I know just how." Smoke winks at you. "Threesome?">What's wrong with you? Leave him some space.>Actually, I'll leave him to you.>Threesome.>Foursome.
Rolled 2>>31258183>Threesome.Yes,sex is always the answer
Rolled 9>>31258183>ThreesomeSo Samiel, how does it feel to be the Dom to a Volcano Goddess and Solar?
Rolled 3>>31258183>Grab Smoking by the back of her neck and haul her back to our room, "When he chooses it. Where you not listening at all there?" With Tia's help we ought to be able to entertain DS for the evening.
Rolled 5>>31258183>Threesome.but Samiel and us should gang up on Smoke, let him be in charge and guide him
>>31258183>FoursomeTia's going to show up anyway, we might as well invite her.
Rolled 8>>31258183>What's wrong with you? Leave him some space.There's trust to build here first.Then threesome.
>>312581834+some. Let's get all the off-duty captains in on it too. I'm assuming he's bisexual at the very least.
Rolled 8>>31258183>Threesome.>>31258213>Dragonblooded conquering solar and goddessIt's like the entire history of DBs in microcosm
>>31258183>"And you want to be someone who makes decisions, and doesn't have to suffer other people's. Which is why you took up your duty as commander of the castle guard. You don't want to be pushed around. You want to be in control."Judging by this, we should let him pick.I would suggest a threesome with letting Smoke be his primary partner while we just make things extra-pleasant for the two of them, myself.It's too bad we don't have Silk on hand.If he doesn't want anything we're not doing anything, though.
>>31258183>boot Smoke out and leave Sam to choose
>>31258245>Making Smoke be the sub while Samiel has his way with herYessssssss
Rolled 10>>31258183We should obviously grapple Smoke and let Sam have his way with her
>>31258298Works for me.
Rolled 10>>31258183Seconding the modifications in >>31258245 & >>31258300
>>31258266>It's like the entire history of DBs in microcosmwhere's Ketchup with the puppet strings
Leisure Suit Maka 7: Love Waves
>>31258300>>31258316We have two 10s for co-domming Smoking with Sam. Truly this must be done.Also, we should make it a personal goal to knock Smoking up with Tia. Imagine, a half solar, half lunar, draconic, fire elemental god-blood.
>>31258334What Ketchup? There's no Katchup. Why would you think there's Katchup?
>>31258375Unfortunately the most powerful essence wins out in those mashups with Solar Essence trumping (Of course they do)
>>31258375The most powerful parent's essence always takes priority - in this case, probably Tia or Dancing Smoke.
>>31258418They only trump on ties. But yes, it's based on the most powerful parent.
>>31258418of course, that chart is silly as it says that putting sam out to stud with essence 2 gods or elementals will result in an army of DB in a single generation.
Rolled 3>>31258434So If Tia's gotten Maka preggers, (probably), we're going to have a litter of little beastman babies in a few months.
>>31258459New plan guys...
>>31258462If she gets Maka preggers while in beast form, yes. Otherwise they'd just be normal human looking spawn.
>>31258462Only if she's in her beast or warform
You nod in response. "Threesome." And grab her wrist. "And Samiel's in charge.""...What the heck are you talkin-" He's interrupted as you gently help him down the hammock."Would be way too crowded with three people on that." You wink at him.He's left speechless."Come on, you're a man." Smoke hugs him from behind, her hands snaking their way into his clothes. "You're young. You have... needs. Needs that's not right to leave unattended. It's all right to cut loose." She whispers in his ear. "Don't be shy. You can pretend I'm your old fiance... It's alright to take it out on me~""Or me." You close up on him from the front. "For tonight, You have both of us here, at your service..." You invite him. It takes a bit of warming him up (figuratively at least), but once you get him going, you have to admit that he really cuts loose.He clearly had a lot of pent-up anger and frustration to let out. (cont.)
>>31258334>>31258400Why are sidereals ketchup?
>>31258524>He clearly had a lot of pent-up anger and frustration to let out.And we reopened our wounds. Again. Goddamnit.
>>31258462Only if she was in animal form while doing it - which is a possibility. But yes, they would be silver children.On a related note, Maka is probably already pregnant. EF had her note in character that Tia hasn't been paying any mind to contraceptives, and we haven't exactly been using a ration of maiden tea.So, assuming she is pregnant for the sake of discussion, what's the plan for keeping the bab(y/ies) safe and well-cared-for once they're born? A Tiger-Warrior nanny trained in Falling Blossom? Hiding them away somewhere isolated and safe? Never letting them out of our/Tia's sight and defending them with our life if need be?
>>31258554Nah, Sam was in as bad a shape as us, I doubt he could do that without hurting himself
>>31258588Welcome to exalted.
>>31258547Who's the leader of the bronze faction?
Rolled 8>>31258564Amata's a good mom.If we haven't properly set up our holdings by the time they're born, we could ask her to keep them cared for in Tianna.
>>31258604The bald Rasputin analogue?
>>31258604I don't know, I just recently got into exalted and everything I know comes from this quest, Keychain of creation, or Exalted: Second Edition core which I'm reading in between updates of this
>>31258564As long as we name out first daughter either Mia or Taka I'm good.
>>31258613As long-term guests of House Tia Tianna? Viable. Of course, that would likely mean being away from our children for weeks, months, or even years at a time, assuming we stay busy abroad.
>>31258614>>31258644Chejop Kejak aka Ketchup Carjack
>>31258659Also Kneecap Carjack, also Sean Connery
Rolled 8>>31258652Well, if we're off fighting abyssals, it's not really a situation we'd want kids to be in the first.Better they be safe with friends than constantly a hairsbreadth from dying horribly.
>>31258659>>31258666>>31258671I see... my eyebrow is raising and doesn't seem to be coming back down
>>31258677And possibly getting incorporated into something like the Mother of Horrors
>>31258651>the twins Mia and Taka>silver-white hair with a green streak in the front>heterozygous silver/gold eyes>paler than their mother, darker than their father>go full twincestuous uberlewd once they hit pubertyFUND IT.
Rolled 6>>31258709>>go full twincestuous uberlewd once they hit pubertyWell duh, given what their parent's idea of Sex Education is probably going to be like.
>>31258709>They Exalt>Turns out they are Solar and Lunar mates>Lewd even harder
>>31258735As an aside, I love the idea of twins as Solar/Lunar mates.
>>31258753Solar/Lunar mates don't HAVE to be lovers, that's just their most common relationship, they can be lifelong friends, sworn rivals, anything that has a strong feeling behind it. Siblings I think would qualify.And maybe you already knew that and I typed up this post for nothing
You can imagine the night has been, for Samiel, about as educational as it has been stress-relieving. The kid really enjoys being in control, and once he has it, and he's learned how to use it, he sure can use it well.Dancing smoke also had a lot of fun. You're almost a bit worried that she's thinking of taking him home with her, but she wouldn't try that now, would she?...you hope not.As you return to your room while the sun is about to rise, the real loser of the night is revealed: Tia, sad and lonely after an ENTIRE NIGHT without you (which is A TRAGEDY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS according to her).So, of course, you have to make up for it to her. The end result is that you finally manage to get back on deck only when the ship is practically in the docks.The sight of good old Tianna is like a warm welcome for you. Your arrival is sudden and unannounced, and this technically IS a pirate ship, so you see the guards and soldiers in the port being on edge.And they have Essence cannons, so on edge is not a good place to be. For you and your ship, at least.Fortunately, nothing happens, and some of the soldiers do recognize you as you disembark. You're escorted to the palace, along with your full entourage.Along the way, you notice a variety of reactions. Some people are cheering you, but some windows close as you pass, and some clearly avoid walking down Main Street as soon as they notice you're using it as well.Finally, you reach the palace, and Amata and Irene, having evidently received the news, actually rush out of it and come and meet you on the stairs in front of the entrance."Maka! You're alright! Samiel! Oh dear, you're all bandaged.""It's been rough. But I'm back." He replies, exchanging a hug with his mother and his sister."So good to see you're safe." Irene looks like she's been worried as heck. She's almost on the verge of crying."Come in! Everyone!" Amata invites you. "You have to tell me everything."(cont.)
>>31258709>>31258735>Parents discover them Lewding>Children defend their life choices>Maka and Tia chuckle>All lewd all the time/keeping it in the family: lewd edition
Rolled 10>>31258819>Parents discover them Lewding>Children defend their life choices>Maka and Tia chuckle>"Why didn't you invite us?"FTFY
Rolled 7>>31258812>Along the way, you notice a variety of reactions. Some people are cheering you, but some windows close as you pass, and some clearly avoid walking down Main Street as soon as they notice you're using it as well.We really need to fix this if we want to be walking around with Silk, it shouldn't be too hard to do with our stats, just spend some time in town doing nice things, we don't need them worshiping us, they just need to like is
>>31258833That's what I implied I thought? Maybe I was to subtle with my parent/child incest implications? I'll try to be more direct in the future.
>>31258785I did. I meant as perfectly platonic mates. The most perfect of siblings.
>>31258812>"Come in! Everyone!" Amata invites you. "You have to tell me everything.""I had freaky sex with Maka and a volcano god, mom!""You did say 'everything'."
Zeniths: for when you need psychotherapy through sex to be a real thing that actually works.
>>31258709>>31258735>>31258819>>31258833Just imagine how Tia would react if we told her this fantasy.
As you walk down the familiar corridors of the palace with her, you all tell of your adventures in the Wyld. The story that comes out of your combined narration, as everyone interrupts everyone else's story and shifts the point of view, is confused but amusing (especially Tia's part).Once that's out of the way, with you all gathered in her council room, you figure it's time to talk with your long-time friend about what's been on your mind for the entire trip.>I want to talk about the demesnes.>I want to talk about the pirates.>I want to talk about our allies.>I want to talk about the Abyssals.>I want to talk about us and the decision I've made.>I want to talk about something else.(might AFK for a bit here.)
>>31258812>Dancing smoke also had a lot of fun. You're almost a bit worried that she's thinking of taking him home with her, but she wouldn't try that now, would she?We can offer them that Fire Manse as their marital home.Or at least a honeymoon home, if she doesn't want to leave her volcano..
>>31258872>I want to talk about our allies.>I want to talk about the demesnes.Business first
>>31258865I hope Maka's not actually fantasizing about her own children sexing each other up.
>>31258872>>I want to talk about the Abyssals.
>>31258872I want us to get an update from them before we talk about anything else.
>>31258872>I want to talk about the pirates.>I want to talk about our allies.>I want to talk about the Abyssals.We should hold off on>I want to talk about us and the decision I've made.Until we're alone with her
Rolled 8>>31258872>I want to talk about our allies.>I want to talk about the demesnes.>I want to talk about the Abyssals.It's a good start
>>31258865We should.While wearing the tassel bikini.
>>31258893Yeah, what have Amata and Irene been up to while we've been out expanding Tianna and turning Samiel into a decorated military hero?
Rolled 10>>31258872>I want to talk about the demesnes.We need help building a manse on ours.>I want to talk about the pirates.So, we're slowly acquiring a navy to deal with those Lintha.>I want to talk about our Allies.The Lunars and beast men are actually pretty chill, she should keep in touch with them.>I want to talk about the Abyssals.Any new intel?>I want to take about us and the decision I've made.So...we're sort of a married woman now. We'll /introduce/ her to Tia more thoroughly later.>I want to Talk about something else.We would like to borrow Irene indefinitely.
Rolled 4>>31258889If we're her individual thought processes, I can confirm that she definitely is, as least on some level. She's also secretly hoping she's already pregnant with one or more of Tia's babies.
>>31258872Confirmation that we actually did good for once in her books would be nice, considering how many headaches we've caused her lately.
Rolled 6>>31258872>I want to talk about our allies.which should wrap into>I want to talk about the pirates.and follow to talking about Silk, which leads to>I want to talk about the demesnes.and then lastly>I want to talk about the Abyssals.When we get some private time with Amata (she's not yet experienced Exalted Maka in the bedroom, this is something we must rectify), we can do>I want to talk about us and the decision I've made.
Rolled 8>>31258872>I want to talk about our allies.It's what our little excursion was about, anyway.
>>31258889I hope she is
Rolled 1So, if/when we get our manse(s) built, we're totally going to loan the hearthstones to Tianna with no strings attached in the event they need to repel another attack, right? For powering their essence weapons? A rating 3 and 2 hearthstone would go a long way for them.
>>31259013Why? Is there no way we (or Tia) could use them? Because I think that would be better for us and Tianna.
>>31259013Why wouldn't we use it's hearthstone to power our own arsenal? I mean, we only acquired one demesnes, we're going to need that power for our budding empire and Gem liberation ambitions.
>>31259062We have one to ourselves and Flow is letting us use hers as long as we build a temple dedicated to her over it
>>31259027We could, depending on the hearthstones produced and whether we can get some artifact gear. Let's not forget that Tianna also has three(?) other manses through Samiel now. I'm all for supporting Tianna, but there are more options available to us.
>>31259013Remind me, in this version of creation can we use hearthstones as peripheral essence pools? Because if so there's no way we're lending it out.
>>31259093What's the difference between regular and peripheral essence?
>>31259081Tianna just acquired two demesnes of their own. I just don't see why we should be supporting them over our own people when we're already working with fewer resources.
>>31259013no? I want a gem of grace if possible
>>31259108Basically it work like a smaller, second essence pool for us to draw from.
>>31259127I agree, I was just telling >>31259062 that we had more than one demesnes to work with, even if only one belongs to us.
>>31259082Yah, we really suck at bargaining.
>>31259144Peripheral in the regular game is a LARGER secondary essence pool to draw from, but the problem is it flares your anima when you draw from it.Which makes it really obvious what you are and that you're using your powers.
Rolled 1>>31259108In this quest none really, but in core you have two pools of essence to use charms with, personal pool won't light up your anima, peripheral will but it's bigger
Rolled 1>>31259027>>31259062Hearthstones, in normal Exalted, provide hourly essence regeneration equal to twice their rating for as long as they're held by an attuned user, plus usually some kind of minor, usually passive benefit. This is REALLY NICE when you have an hour or more between encounters. When you don't have that long, though, like when a city is under attack? They don't provide much of a benefit. In that situation, they're much more useful to power magitech - like essence cannons - which normally require spending essence to fire but, with a hearthstone, are often free. Basically, I'm suggesting that, in the event of a major attack, we go, "Here, use these!" to Irene, while otherwise keeping them on our person - which is, as a side note, probably what Tianna's royalty does with their own hearthstones. Holding them normally and giving them to their cannon crews in the event of a major attack.Make sense?
>>31258872>I want to talk about the pirates.Need to open Tianna's ports for them as a base.>I want to talk about our allies.Dancing Smoke's festival, need to inform Amata and make arrangements, prefer to clear this particular account Asap.>I want to talk about us and the decision I've made.In private, after the regular stuff is done.
>>31259163Yea, but a hearthstone by itself isn't going to give us 5+ dots of Essence to play with. I should have said "additional" instead or "secondary", sorry for the confusion.
>>31259179>Acquire essence cannon from Irene for our personal use.I like how you think, you need to be a little less indirect in stating your goals.
Rolled 9>>31259141>gem of graceWhat does that do?
Rolled 2>>31259208Tianna's essence cannons are too big to reasonably use as a personal weapon and all magitech requires upkeep by a crew of thaumaturge-technicians. Having our own essence cannon(s) would just be dead weight. I'm literally just saying that, in emergencies, we should be prepared to hand Irene our hearthstones because they'll do more good powering the city's artillery in the event of another invasion.
>>31258872>I want to talk about the pirates.
>>31259220"This Solar hearthstone is a cloudy white sphere. Its possessor evokes mild feelings of awe and respect in others, even other Exalted. The gem adds two dice to Charisma and Manipulation rolls provided the affected being can see the bearer."
>>31258872>I want to talk about the demesnes.>I want to talk about the pirates.>I want to talk about our allies.Fill her in on all of these>I want to talk about the Abyssals.Discuss this. Especially now that we're on good terms with the Three Rivers, the island's gods, AND the local Wyld lord, we may be able to take them down now.I'd say Tia's probably a match for a Dusk caste on her own.
>>312592831 - We have a goal,of recruiting Irene, so maintenance isn't so of an issue.2 - I think Tianna would benefit more from a mobile Essence Cannon (hauled by Maka) than another fixed position.Anyway, let's talk to Irene before deciding anything. It's not like we're going to get around to building a manse on our demesnes until after the Abysals and Lintha have been dealt with.
Rolled 6>>31259291>Solar hearthstoneCan we make that, I thought we had some elemental manse
Rolled 8>>31259291Both our demenses are Water aspected.
>>31259352supposedly we can rework elements. No idea if it included celestial options
>>31259352I think we'd need to find a solar aspected demesnes for that.
>>31259384That's probably a high-level Twilight skill.
>>31259419>It's not random, you know. You can design manses to give you specific hearthstones. Heck you can even design manses to change the aspect of the demesne, turn it from Water to Fire or something.last thread
Rolled 1>(Zenith) Husband-Seducing Honeymoon Position>Permanent>The bonuses from Majestic Radiant Presence and its upgrades automatically, permanently, and freely apply to all rolls made for the purposes of seduction - be it romantic or simply erotic - and for all rolls relating to sexual skill and performance. For unrolled actions, the character is preturnaturally alluring and sexually talented. What do you guys think? That would give us a +3 on seduction and fucking initially, plus a bonus success once we upgrade MRP. Do you think it's sufficiently narrow to be balanced as a permanent effect? Is this a good custom charm for Maka to invent? I'd like to pursue this, and since it would be a custom charm, I'd like us to do as much of the work designing it for EF as possible.
Rolled 1>>31259461Changing something from water to fire is a big deal. Changing it from being terrestrial to being celestial is anything thing entirely.
>>31259461The thing is going from Water to Wood is just changing the element.Going from Water to Solar upgrades it from Terrestrial to Celestial tier.
Rolled 5>>31259480Typo. It's 'another thing entirely.'
does anyone know where I can find the canon hearthstones besides the core book?
Rolled 8>>31259516Old McDonald's Codex.
Rolled 8>>31259462I'm completely on board with everything you wrote. Looks solid, useful without being overpowered, and very in-character. I assume it would have a prerequisite of MRP?
Rolled 3>>31259553>prerequisiteThat's the plan, yeah.
>>31259462Personally, I would like something that make sex itself so good our partners fall in love with us, but your charm is not bad either.I plan to vote for HSDD after today's session is over.
"First of all, now that we've completed our part of the bargain, the Three Rivers will assist in protecting Tianna from the Abyssals.""I see." Amata nods. "And... apart for Tia here, where are the other two?""...Talon got seriously brained in the Wyld, and Zaan is putting him together." Tia explains. "But they'll keep their word.""So for now we have to hope they don't attack us while our allies are out of commission, huh." Amata scratches her head. "...Well, Not much we can do.""Did you have trouble with the Abyssals while we were gone?" You ask her."Trouble? Not really but we've had reports of a figure cloaked in black, with a silver helmet and a red gem on his chest, wandering around town at night. No one's been able to catch him.""Phoenix? I'm surprised people have been able to SEE him." You note."Same." She replies. "I think he WANTS to be seen. He wants us to know they're keeping us under observation."You bite your nails. "I don't like that.""Join the club." She replies. "Other than that, nothing much, though the Immaculate Order's preachers in town have been at work while you were gone.""And to think I haven't eaten any babies lately." You reply, sarcastically."They're going to keep it up regardless of how many babies you at or how much you save their lives." She points out. "And I can't just jail them or kick them out . They haven't done anything wrong or unlawful."You sigh, hoping that this problem isn't going to come back and bite you in the ass at the least opportune time."By the way." Irene asks. "Who are these gentlemen and gentlewoman?""Oh, let me introduce captain Rubel, captain Quint and captain Alexei. They fought with us.""Pirates." Amata shakes their hands, but seems less than thrilled."Maka's pirates." Rubel points out with a grin.(cont.)
Rolled 2>>31259622This would probably be a prerequisite for that
Rolled 8>>31259622I'm hoping my custom charm will be on the list at the end of today's session. Pending a rewrite by EF, of course. I think I went a little long with its text.
Rolled 5>>31259635>You sigh, hoping that this problem isn't going to come back and bite you in the ass at the least opportune time.It will, some Fae will make sure of it
>>31259635>gentlewomanWe should investigate Alexei when we have time.
Rolled 2>>31259635>gentlemen and gentlewomanWhat?
Rolled 5>>31259641I intend for it to be an update to MRP, not HSDD. A charms that makes anyone we sleep with automatically fall in love with us, though, probably would build off of HSDD's unnatural mental influence.
>>31259635Public debate vs Immaculate preacher anyone?
>>31259717>Public seduction vs Immaculate preacher anyone?FTFY
Rolled 1>>31259717I'd rather have them on our side than just you know verbally beat them, I don't want them to get mad and try and incite a rebellion against us or Amata because she's hosting us, it's even worse now that we know Tianna is on bad terms with the Realm
"I promised that I would ask you a full pardon on their behalf in exchange for their assistance.""You did, huh." A LOT less than thrilled. "Well, if YOU think that they deserved it, I guess I can do it."As she shakes Alexei's hand, Irene wonders: "I didn't know there were female pirate captains.""Uh, there aren't." He explains, a bit embarrassed."There aren't?" She replies, cluelessly. "But what about you.""Uh." He looks at you, then at Rubeni, then back at her. "I'm a man."You do your best to ignore Irene's shocked expression and get back on track. "What are we going to do with the demesnes we carved out of the Wyld?""Irene knows a bit of architecture, but not a whole lot." Amata mumbles. "...I think Mikahil knows someone who has a lot of experience in Manse-building. He mentioned that once.""He knows a lot of people." You point out, impressed. "When will he be back so we can ask him?""One, two weeks by his own, but if you want to send him a message I can do it."You lift an eyebrow. "...How?""Sorcery?" She replies with a smile."You never told me you were a sorceress.""It's an old story. I did a bit of it a long time ago, but then I moved past it. Still, some of it is very useful. I know a spell that can send a message, and bring back a reply, to and from anyone anywhere in Creation.""That IS impressive." You nod.>We should start working on the manses immediately, using whatever we have.>We can wait for Mikahil to return.>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.
Rolled 6>>31259717Could be a great way to start building our cult, especially if we point out our divine allies.>"I brought Tianna an alliance with the volcano and sea itself. What has YOUR order done, aside from make empty promises and slander people actually making a difference? You're just jealous and petty - and worse, incompetent."We'd rip him a new asshole.
>>31259765>We can wait for Mikahil to return.
Rolled 4>>31259765>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.We can't really order him to come and do this for us, but if he's not busy with anything else he could head over or at least tell us how long before he gets back
Rolled 10>>31259765>>We can wait for Mikahil to return.
Rolled 2>>31259765Send him a message. This is urgent, but so might be whatever he's doing. He can use his own discretion.
Rolled 2>>31259765>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.
>>31259765>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.We need your expert opinion.
>>31259765>I think Mikahil knows someone who has a lot of experience in Manse-building.Here comes our Twilight
>>31259765>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.Does Zaan now anything?
>>31259635>"And I can't just jail them or kick them out . They haven't done anything wrong or unlawful."Slander against a national hero isn't unlawful?Of course, she probably wouldn't want to provoke the Realm like that.
Rolled 4So, Exaltedfag, any notes or suggestions on Husband-Seducing Honeymoon Position? I'm totally down to rewrite and change things to help make it ready, if you're willing to support us inventing a custom charm.
Rolled 3>>31259765>>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.Have him get in contact with his person before coming back to prevent him coming back having to leave immediately to fetch them
Rolled 1>>31259775If we build a rapport with the people of Tianna, get them to like us more, they might calm down some or at least their sermons against us won't sway the people to riot if they like us more
>>31259765>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.Always good to get advice from a more-experienced Exalt.
>>31259851>Slander against a national hero isn't unlawful?It'd be similar to deporting the Westboro Baptist church leaders.
>>31259765Has Alexei been Tya this whole time, or is Irene just not very perceptive?
Rolled 8>>31259915>reverse trap
>>31259915I think she can smell the difference. Which means Tia just didn't care.
>>31259876If nothing else we're not encouraging worship of ourselves, which will help us with not climbing the Immaculate Order's shit list.The fact that we keep scheduling worship services for gods outside of their scheduled feast days isn't going to help, though. That way leads to the gods exploiting the people for more worship than they're due, at least according to Immaculate thinking.
>>31259934No, I meant Tya, not Tia.Tya is an unofficial sort of "third gender" in the West where women basically formally renounce their femininity and become men for all legal and social purposes, in order to leave land without getting shit from the Storm Mothers.
>>31259944Smoke had no worship days at all, so how is that the same?Even then, we did it to the DB Queen's terms, not our own.
Rolled 1>>31259944What if we just like get the main priest of the order to like us, get him to tone down the cornerside preaching
>>31259966You didn't get my meaning. I meant that Tia probably figured out Alexei was Tya and didn't care.
>>31259994That would probably work, depending on how much discretion he's given in terms of deciding the Order's opinions on things in Tianna.And on how hardline he is.
>>31260004Ah, okay.Yeah, considering her attitudes toward gender roles, she wouldn't care at all.
Rolled 4>>31260018Husband Seducing Demon DanceUMIs are useful if you have shit morals
>>31259765>We should send him a message and explain the situation to him.
>>31260035That would only confirm everything they suspect about us, and Maka has shown a consistent objection to mindraping people.It's one of those things she straight-up does not tolerate, alongside human sacrifice.
>>31260027>>31260004And now Tia's name makes more sense.
>>31259852>So, Exaltedfag, any notes or suggestions on Husband-Seducing Honeymoon Position? I'm totally down to rewrite and change things to help make it ready, if you're willing to support us inventing a custom charm.I support custom charms, but Majestic Radiant Presence already grants its bonuses to seduction, and I don't want permanent effects that give extra dice as a general rule.
Rolled 10>>31260044>Maka has shown a consistent objection to mindraping peopleHas UMI come up IC?We've talked about in the threads but has anyone actually talked to Maka about it?I'm not for using UMIs or anything, just curious if it's actually come up yet
>>31260069It has not. Some anons are against UMI, and some (like me) are for them. This Immaculate Monk seems like a prime candidate for HSDD.I was split between supersex and Dawn 4, but after the recent changes to Tiger Warrior and the stats, I think we should focus on leveling up our Zenith powers.
>>31260069>We should start working on the manses immediately, using whatever we have.If we want to fuck up abyssals we want some power to the essence cannons asap.The problem is that we will need defences on the Manses too. Perhaps a system of intermittent heartstones? A way a heartstone can get to be set on on and off, thus the Manses able to focused power in one hearthstone while having say, four or five.This way we can have each Manse protected by four or five cannons as well as tiana and repulse any attack with serious firepower, and then switching back to another location.
Rolled 4>>31260060That's... incredibly disappointing. I was hoping for a charm that gives us the equivalent to MRP for just seduction that doesn't require us to burn essence or flare our anima for a scene. Back to the drawing board...
>>31259765>We should send a message to him.Maybe Mikey can bring his expert friend back with him?
>>31260060What about that one proposed a while back purposed around sealing alliances and ceremonies and suchlike.
"We should sent him a message them.""Alright. I'll see to it later." She nods.You look around, at the other people sitting at the table. A few seconds of nervous silence follow."So about my festival." Dancing Smoke starts."Yes, you'll get it." Amata replies. "We're organizing it. Give us three days.""...Okay." She spends another two seconds looking at Samiel. "Oh, also, your son-""Okay, good meeting everyone." You cut her short, standing up abruptly. "It's almost time for lunch, so I think we should all go to our rooms to freshen up a bit! Right?""Right." Amata replies, guessing something. "I've already had the maids prepare a room for everyone. You and Tia have your usual one, just don't break anything this time." "Lovely." You reply.Thus, the meeting is disbanded, and you and Tia, together with Regis, return to your old room.You're mildly amused to see that the bed has been replaced by one with a wrought iron frame, but apart for that everything is how you remember. Millian is waiting for you near the door, welcoming you."Welcome back, miss Maka, miss Tia." She takes a second look at you. "...That isn't the same tabard you left with.""It was, uh, a bit damaged, and we've had a good artisan make a new one." You hope she won't be mad. "By the way, Millian, meet Regis. Regis, this is Millian.""Uh... hi." Regis, half-hidden behind you, does a slight, embarrassed bow to her."Good morning." She replies, polite.(Tia elbows you and waggles her eyebrows.)If Amata got your "message" from before, she should be here soon to talk to you privately.>Wait in the room alone>Wait in the room with Tia>Wait in the room with Tia and Regis>Wait in the room with Tia and Millian>Wait in the room with Tia, Regis and Millian>Don't wait for her, leave (for where?)
>>31260172Manses can usually power their own defenses.>>31260181Spending 1 essence doesn't flare our anima, I think
>>31260279>Wait in the room alone
>>31260279>Wait in the room aloneSubtly encourage Regis and Millian to get to know each other.
Rolled 9>>31260279>Wait in the room with TiaHey Millian Regis is suppose to be my new butler, you think to can show him they ropes
Rolled 10>>31260295>Spending 1 essence doesn't flare our anima, I thinkIt makes our caste mark visible, which allows anyone in the know to realize we're spending essence for some reason, which in and of itself can very likely ruin an attempt at seduction or persuasion.Lacking a Personal essence pool is EXTREMELY problematic in a LOT of situations, and I want to get as many no-essence utilities/upgrades as possible for exactly that reason.
Rolled 7>>31260324I think it depends, we've used Talking to the Heart a bunch and no one's ever called us out on having a shiny cast mark while talking
>>31260279>Wait in the room with TiaAsk Best Maid if she would be kind enough to show Regis around for us. Whisper to Regis that Millian is a sweet girl and he should do his best to treat her with respect.Then we wait for Amata. We're all in favor of a threesome with her and Tia, right?
Rolled 2>>31260279>Wait in the room with Tia, Regis and MillianAlso were're wearing our tabard, where are our other outfits? On the ship? We should bring them up to our room first chance we get.
>>31260279>Wait in the room with Tia and Millian
Rolled 6>>31260355Of course
Rolled 1>>31260345Because we've either used it on other exalts who were already positively-inclined towards us or mortals who couldn't protest us using social charms if they wanted to. The fact that we don't have a way of spending essence without showing exactly that fact is still a huge problem, and we should get as many Permanent effects as we can for exactly that reason.
Spending a single mote doesn't make your castemark light if you don't want it to.
Rolled 5>>31260400So it only flares when we use MRP and Talking to the Heart in unison. Got it.
>>31260279>Wait in the room with TiaEncourage Milian to show Regis around and what does it mean to be a butler.
Rolled 4>>31260279>Wait in the room with Tia, Regis and Millian
Rolled 5>>31260430>Encourage Milian to show Regis around and what does it mean to be a butler.I couldn't agree with this part more. We can't train him in Eclipse, so he'll have to learn the servant's trade the hard (slow) way.
Rolled 9>>31260279>Wait in the room with TiaAsk Millian if she could teach Regis how to butler
>>31260279>Wait in the room with Tia, Regis and Millian
Rolled 2>>31260279>>Wait in the room with Tia, Regis and Millian
Rolled 3>>31260279>Wait in the room aloneQueen to Once and Future Queen
>>31260279>Wait in the room with Tia, Regis and Millianwe can send Regis and Millian away when Amata comes
wait, Amata knows a perfect communication spell and still sends her son easily intercepted letters that take weeks to arrive?
Rolled 8>>31260358Here, I think Millian helping Regis to adjust to castle life and learn how to be a butler is a good idea, I just think it can wait till tomorrow before starting
Rolled 2Alright, how about this?>Husband-Seducing Honeymoon Position (Perm.)>This charm permanently upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence. It lowers Majestic Radiant Presence's activation cost to 0 Essence when used exclusively for seduction and sexual prowess. Majestic Radiant Presence must be reactivated at its normal cost to apply its benefits to other social actions.How's that work, Exaltedfag? If I'm just beating a dead horse now, let me know, and I'll drop it. I'm just really interested in making this happen, and hoping it will work. It's no longer permanent, per se. It still has an activation cost (of 0) which means effects that increase the activation cost - like the DB charm to that effect - would still apply to it. It isn't properly permanent, and still requires conscious choice to use.Thoughts? Criticism? And again, if this just plain isn't going to happen, I'll drop it.
Rolled 10>>31260515Samiel's letters were intercepted, not Amata's
Regis went from being a street rat to living in a castle. So far we've been on ships and stuff, but now he needs someone to show him how to do stuff.like taking a bath>>31260535the spell allows a reply
Rolled 9>>31260515It was Samiel's letters being intercepted, plus at the time neither knew they were being fucked over like that
>>31260530It's not happening because it makes too many things too easy, and that's not fun. Please, let it go.
>>31260555but the west is to the realm as America was to Europe. It takes WEEKS to send letters and stuff and they could always be sunk by pirates.When she has a communication spell, why not use it to contact her son living for the first time away from home in the realm?
>>31260580how often have we tried to seduce people?It's not that common and 3 dice don't make it THAT much easier.
>>31260552We should put Millian in charge of finding Regis an appropriate uniform. Also, we need to negotiate poaching Millian's services with Amata.
>>31260515I would not bet money on it not being intercepted if it was sent to Memon's house. She is definitely skilled enough and paranoid enough to intercept all such communications.
Rolled 5>>31260580If this were an actual game with other players I'd agree with you, but it's an interactive story, it has different rules and expectations "being too easy" is not a thing here
>>31260530Not as useful as the original. How about a charm that gives us three successes instead of three dice for the purposes of seduction? That would go well with the supersex charm.
>>31260583Because the spell is limited to a short sentence, because using a spell means she suspects something is wrong, and because the Mnemon have access to really good sorcerors and would immediately understand what's going on.>>31260530Uh, this system has no real increases to activation costs. besides, it doesn't get around the fact that i just don't want anything to add extra dice to rolls for free
Rolled 7>>31255035>>31255052>>31255068These changes make attributes actually matter for Solars - which is good, I guess? But it makes Skills even more irrelevant for Lunars. Do you intend to deal with that at some point, or is your system, ultimately, only intended to handle Solars as protagonists?As an aside, I dislike the changes overall. I think it adds frankly-unnecessary complexity to what was a pleasantly simple system. If you want Attributes to matter to Solars, just have them cap their dice-adders. So, Maka can't get more than Social dice added from charms, period, on social rolls. Same goes for physical stuff, and so on. By the same token, Skills could cap Lunar dice adders. In this way, Skills are clearly more important to Solars, Attributes are clearly more important to Lunars, but they're still both pretty important for both dice pool sizes and charm dice caps.Anyway, you're doing a good job so far. I just find the changes you're making clumsy, to say the least, and moving in the wrong direction for that reason, and that reason alone.
>>31260609Mnemon herself is one of the most capable sorcerors in all of Creation at the moment, yes. House Mnemon in general are no slouches at sorcery.
Rolled 7>>31260580...how many times have we had to seduce people? It's niche enough that I think a large bonus is justified, considering how specialized it is.
>>31260599Amata, Irene, Samiel (this thread), Tia (multiple times, mostly to distract or reassure her)...It's not that uncommon.
>>31260614>it has different rules and expectations "being too easy" is not a thing heremaking stuff super-easy is almost the point of solar charms, especially those further in the charm trees.>>31260633But Infallible Messenger speaks with the voice of the speaker and can transmit messages with a length of up to 5 minutes. Who would prefer letters that take weeks to what is basically voice mail?
>>31260633How about a charm that gives extra successes (or dice) ontop of of MRP's bonuses for the purpose of seduction?For when we really need to throw down on the bed.
>>31260671that sounds reasonable
I think we're going about it wrong here. The Alchemical Charm we're trying to emulate doesn't give you extra successes, it increases the bonus your appearance can give. Maybe have our version just make people see Maka as very, very attractive, without giving it a concrete dice bonus, so we can have it be permanent?
>>31260666As The Sun has shown us, voicemail is very hackable. Something royals and politicians would probably avoid using for obvious reasons.
Rolled 4>>31260633Alright. I'll just drop the issue, then. Aside from that one anon's idea of having MRP situationally be converted directly into successes, it looks like what I'm trying to pursue just plain isn't an option.
>>31260697the point isn't that it's more secure, the point is that she had a method of communication that is plain superior to letters and was still using thembut I think I'll drop it
>>31260697>Spell is called Infallible Messenger>Demonstrably not infallibleMarketing strikes again!
Rolled 10>>31260702I think the three automatic success is a good idea, but if that isn't feasible then I guess it's a wash
>>31260724It could be that Amata didn't want them to know that she's a sorceress.I wouldn't, either.
Rolled 3>>31260650None of the post you linked had anything at all to do with my specific points.
Rolled 6We're on page 8, I'm nre so I'm not sure how much longer we have but someone might want to archive this and srart a new thread if we're gonna keep going
Rolled 7>>31260804wow I mangled that sentence to hell, teach me not to double check before hitting submit
All four of you enter the room. Despite it being late morning, you're not really well-rested, and in any case you've not gotten used to sleeping on a boat yet, so the warm and fluffy royal bed is very, very welcoming.Of course, as soon as you touch the pillow, Tia is on you immediately?"Really, Tia? Not that I'm complaining, but you really have a one-track mind. Besides, we've just done it like, just four hours ago.""Worst four hours of my life." She jokes, lifting your tabard. "Uh, there's Millian and Regis.""It's not like there's anyone that doesn't know." Regis rolls his eyes.That's about when, after a short knock, Amata enters the room."...Am I interrupting something?" She asks your two servants."No, no, please, do interrupt them." Millian points out.You finally manage to suplex Tia off the bed and straighten your tabard. "Sorry, Amata, but I really need to talk to you.""I imagine." She sits down on the edge of the bed. "Tell me everything."You take a deep breath."...I've been torn, Amata. Between you, my hometown, and my own destiny."She shifts closer to you. "I know how it feels. You have your homeland, and you have your newly-conquered terrains in the west. You could return to your homeland, or you could consider it a lost cause and restart here." Her arms gently wrap you. "And you could do it together with me, or on your own, seeking your own path."You nod. "And so I've taken a decision.""I'm listening.""I've decided that I don't want to lose any of those things." You clench a fist. "My homeland. My new land. My destiny. Crowns, fate, friendship, love, blood, divine right, family, ambition, happiness. I don't know if I have the power to hold all of these in my hand at once, despite how powerful I am. But I will try. So...">I will turn the lands over to you>I will make you my vassal>I will become your vassal>I will take your throne>I will marry you>(other?)
Rolled 6>>31260845>(other?)"I want to be your friend and ally for the rest of our lives. We can help each other make this island truly great, and use our great nations to eventually help me reclaim my throne."Alternatively, propose a political marriage. Polygamy isn't too big of an issue.
>>31260845Form a Western Federation together!
Rolled 2>I will marry you>Majestic Radiant Presence
>>31260882I'm on board for this.
Rolled 2>>31260845You think Tia would be mad if we said we want to marry Amata?
Rolled 8>>31260883Fuck it. This is the best option since I think it's too early to propose her vassaldom and I want to carve out a massive island nation in the west. Play up the mutual protection from pirates and Lintha raiders angle, as well as needing to present a stronger front against encroachment by the Realm.
>>31260883fine by me. We're not interested in being anyone's vassal, and we're not comfortable asking her, because we're so charismatic you might say yes.
Rolled 4>>31260882>>31260883These. We should be formal allies with some kind of federal body of representative monarchs.A Deliberative, perhaps.
>>31260918Yes. We played up marriage as a very big and important thing, I don think trivializing it for the sake of politics is going to go over well with her.
Rolled 6>>31260845if this is a roll, use MRP and Talk to the Heart.
>>31260883Federation Ahoy!Unite the Western Islands!
Rolled 9>>31260845Let's start with this >>31260883, becoming official allies here in the west. As for what to do when when retake Gem, that's a bridge we'll cross when we come to it. WHEN, not IF.>>31260918Given how big a deal we made out of our marriage, I think so. If we hadn't made such a fuss I bet she'd have been cool with it
Rolled 10>>31260883I like this one.
>>31260883this, I guess
>>31260845>I will marry youMRP go.
Rolled 7>>31260941>A Deliberative, perhaps.100% down for this. What will our initial body be? Amata, Maka, Talon? Maybe Silk, Dancing Smoke, and Flow too?
>>31260956>>31260883>>31260926>>31260935Unity! Loyalty! Persistence!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3h71Zsl5yE
Rolled 5>>31260882>>31260883Yeah these sound the bestand then we have a threesome because we haven't seen Amata in fucking forever
>>31260883I'm down with forming the Western Federation. Who says that Celestials, Terrestrials, Gods and Fair Folk can't work together?
If we marry her, we can put the whole of Tianna through Tiger Training. That should make things going forward much easier for us.Also I do not think Tia would be mad, we just said we wanted a big ceremony. We are already married to her as far as she is concerned.
Rolled 7>>31260941>A Deliberative, perhaps.I fucking love it
>>31260976Silk is our pet remember? Treating her as an equal breaks that role and would necessitate us oath binding her into servitude. So no, she doesn't get to be a Parton the deliberative.
Rolled 1>>31261002PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW AGGRESSIVE DIPLOMACY WORKS.
Rolled 4>>31260845>>I will marry youMissing those higher tier Solar Charms right about now.
>>31261006>we can put the whole of Tianna through Tiger Trainingwe can do that anyways
Rolled 1>>31260845I do want to marry Amata>Marry meAlso TiaTia don't be mad I love you too
Rolled 7>>31261013Fair enough. We'll include the Wyld zone as part of our sovereign territory, then.
>>31261016I'm pretty sure that by "together" he meant "for us".
>>31261002that last one is kinda iffy.
Rolled 7>>31261006The thing is, we made a HUGE deal out of marriage when talking to Tia, she might feel betrayed if we marry someone other than her
>>31261029We really need a rank suitable for such a large undertaking. Queen should suffice.
Rolled 9>>31260882>>31260883I'm supporting these. I would hypothetically also be okay with a Gamarchy - rule by spouses - if we enter into a massive multi-partner marriage.
>>31261039...it always was part of our sovereign territory.
>>31260891>>31260975Please don't send Tia into yandere mode.EF already has a picture labelled "yandere" for her.
>>31261002Its going to be more along the lines of Celestials, Terrestrials and Mortals forming the ruler body of various forming states and gods and elementals as ministers or heavy hitter bureaucrats of administrative or infrastructural organisms.Silk is a special case of pet/slave that agrees to that role as long she wont get bored or molested by other fair folk. if those conditions are not met she is liable to betray us so yeah, lets not go and include something like that into this whole scheme.
>>31261006Why would we have to marry her to put her through Tiget Training? Pretty sure we'd be happy to help her if she asked.
Rolled 7>>31261072I guess we'll have to settle for sleeping with having Amata be part of our harem
>>31261066I do not really think you understand how Tia thinks. She is not like a woman, instead her love to us is like an permanent obsession due to the solar bond and it will not fade even in a thousand years.And this is what makes her so great!She would not feel any sort of betrayal unless like with Garnet, she starts thinking that we love Amata for real. Given how persuasive we are that is not a problem at all.
Rolled 7>>31261113>unless like with Garnet, she starts thinking that we love Amata for realWe do love Amata for real though, probably about as much as Tia, I mean we've known Amata for longer than we've known Tia
Rolled 7>>31261113With how big a deal we made out of our marriage, that's exactly what I'm saying would happen
>>31261098I'm pretty sure Tia is A-OK with Maka and Amata being fuckbuddies and otherwise very close allies, if you know what I mean.Just not a spouse. That's Tia's territory, and Lunars get very territorial.
Rolled 3>>31260882This sounds good. The only other option I would have been kind of okay with was turning the lands over to her. We're both queens, so I don't like the idea of having to determine who's top and who's bottom.
Rolled 1>>31260883One more vote for an alliance of equals.
>>31261113Except we've specifically tied love and marriage together inextricably in Tia's mind. Maka has made it very clear to her that she does not marry without the prospective spouse making her fall in love first.
>>31261161This anon has it.
The problem is that an federation wouldn't include Gem, whereas in a marriage we'd combine both crowns in one.Going for a federation is essentially abandoning the Gem (sub)plot.>I will marry you
>>31261093I meant turning the entire population into Tiger Warriors. That should help with the Abyssal and Lintha threats. Keep in mind that alot of the population right now things we are a monster. We need to work on that and a big ceremony where we marry the Queen should go a long way to dispeling that notion.As a Queen we also have an reason take an active affair into managing the city's affairs.>>31261072She won't go yandere. Tia is awesome.
>>31261165Oops. Meant the Western Federation idea.
>>31261188>Going for a federation is essentially abandoning the Gem (sub)plot.that's another perk of the option, yes
>>31261188Um no, it's saying we're going to have a multi directional empire rather than just a base of support in the west. If we Mary Amata, we dilute our authority by legitimizing her as our designated successor. That could backfire massively given her existing enemies and ours.
Rolled 8>>31261188...what the fuck are you talking about? A federation would include all of our sovereign territories (Gem, Tianna's Wyld, etc) under our banner as a representative in the federation/deliberative. A marriage, on the other hand, would tie us to this city specifically because our households would become one, and I doubt Amata would be down for being a monarch of two cities so distant.
Closing the thread here, it's getting kicked down faster than expected. I hadn't thought about the federation, but it's a good write-in. We'll have to define it better. For now, I'll delay the result to the next thread with a re-vote because this thread won't stay up for long enough to get the votes and discussion I wanted it to on such a important topic.(also, you can assume that whatever thing Maka proposed has been discussed previously with Tia and she greenlighted it, if it's relevant. They had time to talk on the boat, and were talking about this, remember?)2 xp (Base)1 xp (sorted Samiel's emotional baggage)
Rolled 3>>31261254Greelit marriage?I'm super onbard with that
Rolled 10>>31261254Time to buy a charm!
Rolled 2>>31261188As I said here >>31260957 Gem is far away in the future (at least with our current resources), so there's no need to rush a descion about what to do with it
>>31261241What this anon said.Amata can absolutely look after our Western holdings while we're in the South taking care of Gem, as well.If we get a sufficiently-talented Twilight we can probably install some kind of persistent gate system between Gem, Tianna, and whatever island we conquer in the West as well.
>>31261072>>31261161>>31261180We can deal with Tia. We do love her the most after all. It should not be hard to convince her of that.Also, why do you think we were talking about supersex charms? What sort of people were you thinking we would use them on? We will make Tia capable of dealing with this!
>>31261254Yeah I'd still rather we married Irene and inherited Tianna from Amata's capable hands when the time comes.
>>31261265>>31261286So what, Tia is Maka's husband, and Maka is Amata's husband?
>>31261254When are you planning to run next? You tend to start before I wake up but it might be worth losing and hour or twoof sleep for this one.
>>31261254Voting for Husband Seducing Demon Dance!
Rolled 2>>31261311Yes this is it
>>31261286>why do you think we were talking about supersex charms?Bad ongoing jokes that EF kept shooting down when that one guy took it too seriously? Honestly I was just ignoring that chatter.
Rolled 4We're on page 10.i really doubt OP is going to let us vote on xp now
Rolled 4>>31261254A federation formed by the marriage of both os us, ew can get everything
>>31261312Dunno if I'll run tomorrow or monday yet.And yeah, XP next time.
Rolled 5>>31261353...that's not a federation, that's just a monarchy. When you marry, you become a single nation.
>>31261336So, by the transitive property of marriage, Tia is Amata's husband? Ok, that works.
Rolled 5no marriage with Amata please
Rolled 7>>31261343I really want one, but can't think up a good idea on how to implement one
>>31261362Alright. Take it easy OP.
>>31261311Wife maybe? I am not sure, but I think in Exalted wives have a higher hierarchy than husbands.Actually, given our role, we would probably be the husband since we would lead armies and ceremonies and such, and unlike with our situation with Tia where she is trying to prove her worth to us, here we are trying to impress our value to Amata. I am fine with both really.
>>31261372Only if she wants to be, I assume.Either that or everybody gets one husband slot and one wife slot, and Maka's now filled both of hers.
>>31261407>wives are night in the hierarchy than husbandsYes, which is why we'd be her husband. Amata is a much better administrator than we're ever going to bother making Maka, so it makes sense that we'd shaft her with all the responsibility then go off to wage wars with Tia.
If Tia is really okay with it then I don't see why we shouldn't marry Amata, help her rule Tianna, use it as a base to build up and eventually take back Gem
>>31261415I think it's more like everyone gets one very special spouse slot, but they can break it into multiple, more generic positions.
>>31261438B-but that's so cruel anon, taking all the fun and leaving her to run things.
>>31261450>I don't see why we should marry AmataThe Realm would immediately send out a fleet to murder Tianna.
>>31261471Nah I bet she love that, Amata is a sweety
Greater Western Coprosperity sphere: (Pun very much intended)Council: Made up of the head of states, acts as executive branch. Rotating chair)Western Deliberative: legislativeCircle of Essene: (aka the inner circle) (300 people, essense users only. Selection designed to give everyone a buy in)Circle of Mortals: (Aka outer circle) 400 mortals, appointed, and electedJudiciary: Upper level supreme court.Military: Joint Military Command. Each nation is required to support the national military, based on ecconomic size. National militaries serve as effective reserves, but are more numerous.
>>31261378Like Rance. Sex with him make girls fall in love with him regardless of how voluntary it was at first. Also, sex with him raises their level cap. We should combine the supersex charm with Tiger Training!
>>31261471I don't want to leaver her to run things though.
>>31261490Or the awakening essence charm.More fitting.
>>31261485>Greater Western Coprosperity sphereTicker [PBLRD], eh?
>>31261510Glorious Ecstatic Awakening Stance?
>>31261505Really? Because she's by far the most competent senior administrator we've run into so far. I think she could handle the work load.
>>31261519look up Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
>>31261483We can beat them. By the time they get here every single person will be done with Tiger Training.Or was your plan to hide from the Realm?
>>31261450She has a husband who we've never met?
>>31261485>Circle of Essene: (aka the inner circle) (300 people, essense users only. Selection designed to give everyone a buy in)>Circle of Mortals: (Aka outer circle) 400 mortals, appointed, and electedthis bit will make the bronze faction flip a shit. its hilarious.
>>31261567Huh, you know we've never asked that
Rolled 4>>31261578>Circle of Mortals: (Aka outer circle) 400 mortals, appointed, and electedI don't think trying to implement democracy will work out
>>31261578This amuses me to no end because I can easily believe that it was the First Age Zeniths who thought up the Deliberative. Now, Maka's just happening to have the same idea again.
>>31261539My plan was the aggressive expansion of our territory and resources under the guise of someone else (literally any non-solar puppet) for awhile, yes. We're on a small island, what happens when they start sending hundred fifty foot tidal waves at us and all the water aspects manses are on the wrong side of the island?
>>31261567>>31261581If he was mortal it's entirely possible he died of old age before we even came here.
>>31261567Probably. Irene and Sammy came from somewhere.
>>31261645This is Exalted, they could have come from anywhere.
>>31261645We were flat out told he's still around.
>>31261622It is not really our style. I am not sure how well we could hide our activities.Also, this puppet you speak of, the ideal candidate would be Amata. I would rather not treat her like that.
>>31261706>She is married, but her husband, an Ahkim Sileid, is not a public figure. He is seldom seen around. Rumors concerning him are abundant, as a consequence.Here's what we know about him, here's hoping he's dead and Amata has been faking his existence for some reason
A parting thought, how would it be in Amata's best interest to marry us?
>>31261944She'll get to marry and lead her country with a Solar, that's pretty worth it