Your trip westwards takes the better part of the day.Unfortunately, without any proper roads, a wagon can only go so fast before the wheels break, so you cannot exploit the full advantage of Tia's speed. Still, you make way faster than any normal vehicle would (even if not by much).You cross the plains and green-covered hills of southern Tianna without a problem, using Dancing Smoke volcano as a reference point, and pass by Azure Lake in the late afternoon. The river goes all the way down the valley, forming another lake which wasn't there before you pushed back the Wyld... you should start naming all the new terrain features, or get someone to do so.You think about it for a moment as you climb down the hills alongside the river's current: this land is new. Literally. It didn't exist a few days back.A woodland, fairly thick in points, of tall, broad-leafed trees spreads to the south. You've never seen that kind of tree before, and you wonder if it's a normal plant indigenous to the East or a species born of the Wyld and now adopted into Creation. A large streak of black, jagged rock and grey ash slashes the green valleys, like an ugly scar left by the lava flood. Despite its appearance, you know that that land will quickly become fertile again.Just past the second lake, along the river's final stretch towards the sea, you come across what's left of the Wyldland: a thick swamp by the sea, almost concealed by thick, persistent fog. The border between Creation and Wyld is very sharp there. Somewhere inside that land of chaos is Silk's palace.South of the river, instead, the coast is a beautiful, almost idyllic beach with a long stretch of beautiful golden sand separating the land from the sea. Just past that beach and a short stretch of water, you can see an island, just as beautiful, so close you could just swim to there... maybe even walk? During low tides, the water might be shallow enough.
>>31618929Time for ocean
And all this land is, as far as mortals go, uninhabited yet hospitable and rich. Humans have the tendency to colonize any place and fill up any niche where they can prosper, or even just survive. Your own motherland's existence, Gem, is a proof of that indomitable spirit. You're sure that you'll just need to set things up properly and spread word the right way, and people will start coming, build cities and villages, sow fields, cut and plant trees, lay down roads...Along the way, you discussed of this and other matters with your companions. You came here with Regis, your butler. Millian Lightcloud, your maid (courtesy of Amata). Running Swallow, a wandering martial artist who wish to follow you to learn and test both himself and yourself. and Zareen Inofu, an ambitious and skilled Dragon-Blooded who believes that you will be able to provide her with the place in the sun, pun not intended, that misfortune and society has denied her.(Of course, there's Tia too, but she's been pulling the wagon.)You think you got to know your two new followers a bit better. You brought them up to date with the latest events in Tianna and explained them your plans for the future, as far as you have them.Now, as the sun is starting to set and your wagon and party is approaching the coast, you need to decide what to do.>Set up camp on the beach.>Set up camp on the beach for everyone, but you'll sped the night visiting Silk.>Head into the Wyld with the whole party, visiting Silk with everyone.
>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 the Realm is probably planning to get rid of you. Enjoy.>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=zenith>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfagAlso, I've been thinking about making a thread where, rather than progressing the story, I'd mostly be summing it up up to now, giving short NPC profiles and doing some Q&A, mostly to let new people catch up, especially people unused to Exalted. What are your opinions? (Please reply by quoting this post so I can track them more easily)
>>31618944>Set up camp on the beach for everyone, but you'll sped the night visiting Silk.
Rolled 9>>31619026woops, forgot my dice
>>31618944>Head into the Wyld with the whole party, visiting Silk with everyone.Out mortals won't be affected by the wyld with Silk there, right?
Rolled 4>>31618969>Also, I've been thinking about making a thread where, rather than progressing the story, I'd mostly be summing it up up to now, giving short NPC profiles and doing some Q&A, mostly to let new people catch up, especially people unused to Exalted. What are your opinions? (Please reply by quoting this post so I can track them more easilySounds cool, I'd definitely like to see those profiles at least
Rolled 10>>31618944>Head into the Wyld with the whole party, visiting Silk with everyone.I assume they will be fine since this is an option? It is a good chance for them to see something not many people do.
Rolled 7>>31618969>Also, I've been thinking about making a thread where, rather than progressing the story, I'd mostly be summing it up up to now, giving short NPC profiles and doing some Q&A, mostly to let new people catch up, especially people unused to Exalted. What are your opinions? (Please reply by quoting this post so I can track them more easily)Could work well for those not acquainted with the setting and story
>>31618969That is a good idea. A good summary would be nice for everyone to fresh memory. Put those npc profiles in a pastebin too for future reference.
Rolled 2>>31618944>Head into the Wyld with the whole party, visiting Silk with everyone.Daily reminder to sex up the ocean for 24 hours.
Rolled 6>>31618944>Set up camp on the beach for everyone, but you'll sped the night visiting Silk.>>31618969>Also, I've been thinking about making a thread where, rather than progressing the story, I'd mostly be summing it up up to now, giving short NPC profiles and doing some Q&A, mostly to let new people catch up, especially people unused to Exalted. What are your opinions?I don't think it's necessary, I got through the entire quest archive in a couple days, though the NPC profiles might be fun
Rolled 6>>31618944>Head into the Wyld with the whole party, visiting Silk with everyone.
Rolled 2>>31618929By the way EF, that drawfriend finished that picLink for fun versionhttp://toorops.tumblr.com/image/83267482764
Rolled 9>>31619166I still think the waist is too thick
Rolled 3>>31619166Breasts too smallWaist too thick6/10 better than I could have done, but could be much better
Rolled 9>>31619192indeed a bit too much meat on it but still awesome
>>31619166That's amazingly well-drawn. Props to him.
Rolled 5>>31618944>Head into the Wyld with the whole party, visiting Silk with everyone.>>31618969>Also, I've been thinking about making a thread where, rather than progressing the story, I'd mostly be summing it up up to now, giving short NPC profiles and doing some Q&A, mostly to let new people catch up, especially people unused to Exalted. What are your opinions?Sure, but there's a chance that anti quest grognards might take offense to the same quest taking up TWO threads on their precious tg.As an aside, Zareen is from from the realm. So Zareen is her family name right? Naming conventions and what not.
"Say." Zareen doesn't seem all that convinced, as you ford the river. "I get that you somehow trust this fae, but is this going to be safe?""Absolutely." You reassure her as you head into the thick fog hanging around the swamp."If she tries anything I'll stab her, you know?" "She's not going to try anything, so don't stab anyone." You repeat."The fact that you adopted, rather than destroying, an enemy of Creation such as a Fair Folk just proves the Immaculate Faith right, doesn't it?" Running Swallow notes.Your wagon, meanwhile, quickly gets stuck in the boggy ground."She's under my responsibility, and she's not going to harm anyone. Besides, better to have the Wyld under the control of someone who can manipulate it and keep it safe, than to leave it on its own." As you say so, the ground under the wheels of the wagon suddenly becomes hard and dry, forming a road cutting across the swamp. "See?" You reply smugly."I can only hope you're right."You lose quickly track of time, but it must not take a lot of it to finally reach the white tower. With the battle damage repaired and cleaned up, it's much different than the way it was when you left it after the siege. Seems like Silk has gotten rid of most of the fortifications and defensive works.You leave the wagon near the entrance, and Tia turns back human immediately, cracking her neck and spine tiredly. "Wow, that was boring.""Sorry to use you like this." You pat her head in thanks."I don't mind you riding me, but pulling a wagon is a different thing. You should get normal horses or another vehicle." She protests. You have no idea if her innuendo as planned or completely accidental. Probably the latter.Your new followers seem suitably impressed by the palace, by the way.(cont.)
Rolled 7>>31619543Note to self: Acquire actual beasts of burden, then carriage, proceed to bling it out.
Rolled 3>>31619543>"The fact that you adopted, rather than destroying, an enemy of Creation such as a Fair Folk just proves the Immaculate Faith right, doesn't it?"That not true though, we only adopted her because she was cute, not because we wanted to destroy Creation
(sorry, gotta do a short AFK here, something came up. brb)
Rolled 7>>31619653take your time EF, we'll be here waiting warmly
On the door, Silk welcomes you. She seems to have sort of grown since you last left her. She's bigger, almost as tall as you, and looks generally shiny and healthy."Hello, Maka." She stretches a tentacle out of her mass and touches your hand in something that must be like a handshake for her. "I've missed you.""I've been away for a while." You apologize. Silk must be really restraining herself, considering that last time you met her after a short time apart, she almost absorbed you. "Here, let me introduce you to Zareen Inofu and Running Swallow."Every part of Zareen's body is tense in a way that says 'do that tentacle thing with me and I'll punch you'. While not that hostile, Swallow's posture is also highly suspicious.After the obligatory round of greetings (Millian is particularly spooked, but gets used to it quickly) and showing around the palace (Silk refurbished it quite nicely, though sh still doesn't understand a lot of fundamental concepts about human furniture leading to a few hilarious missteps that thankfully you help her correct), Silks explains the situation:"I've had to use most of the gossamer I could make and gather these last days to repair and renovate the palace and establish my control on the Wyld." She sounds a bit sorry. "So there's not much left for now. I wanted to create some servants, but I couldn't do that either.""Is it that slow to generate?" You wonder."It would be a lot better if I had humans to play around with all the time."You KNOW she doesn't mean that in a bad way, but... well, hearing a Fair Folk say that? It sounds bad no mater what she actually means."There's no one around here, though. If people start living here, we can talk about it." You brush the problem aside for now. "Any other news? Anything happened?""Yaraon told me wants a word with you, a couple of days ago." The goo-like fae informs you. "You'll probably have to ride out into his plains because he said he can't move from his domain."(cont.)
Rolled 2>>31619895>You'll probably have to ride out into his plains because he said he can't move from his domain."Oh yeah he's pregnant now
"Anything else?""No. I think Flow and her court want you to do something for them, but they don't like me and so they didn't say that outright."Here in the wyld it's almost impossible to tell the time of the day normally, but your instincts tell you it must be somewhere around early night. What will you do?>Train someone (who?)>Rest/Wait for morning>Talk with someone (who?)>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)>Leave for the island (bring someone along?)>Go and see your demesne (bring someone along?)
>>31619915>Leave for the plainslet's see Yaraon and then we visit the water court
Rolled 4>>31619915>Rest/Wait for morning>Talk with someone (who?)Lets cuddle and talk with our pet, bring her up to speed on our plans and what we've been doing since we left her in charge here and help remind her who her master is, lets hold up our end of the deal and be a good master for her and apologize for not spending time with her while we were politicking in Tianna
Rolled 9>>31619915>>Rest/Wait for morningThen go see flow.Better to get our debt out of the way first.
Rolled 10>>31619915I'll second >>31619930
Rolled 2>>31619915>>31619930This sounds good
>>31619915>Rest/Wait for morningWe can afford the wait.
Rolled 5>>31619936>Train someone (who?)Millian, Zenith.
Rolled 8>>31619915I kind of want to dance with Zareen at some point, maybe not tonight, but she said she has it as a hobby and we are good at dancing, I think it might be a fun thing together
Rolled 7>>31619915+1 >>31619930>>31619993We left our dancing outfit back in Tianna
Rolled 4>>31620039>We left our dancing outfit back in TiannaYeah, like I said, maybe not tonight, but it would be a nice thing to doPlus you know, building those intimacies
Rolled 7>>31620055For some reason my brain overlooked the "maybe not tonight", I'm all for dancing with her at a later date.
>>31619166>those dark nipplesMaka get's lewder and lewder the more I learn about her
(Social + Zenith = 2 4 9 4 10 2 5 = 3 successes)It takes a bit for Millian, Zareen and Swallow to get adjusted to the strange environment of a fae palace, even though it has been specifically made as human-friendly as possible. Still, once they got used to it, hey start to relax. There are no servants, unlike Tianna, but the place is comfortable, or can be made so easily, and each of them has his or her own room where to rest.As for yourself, even though you're not particularly tired and the night is still young, you retire to your room with Tia and Silk. You spend the night telling her what happened in Tianna, but mostly just bonding and being there for her. Besides, skinship with Silk is extremely pleasant, given how fresh and soft she is to the touch.You also use this time to understand better how Silk changed and how she relates to you, and you conclude that she is more similar to a particularly affectionate cat than to a dog, as far as pets go. She respects you and loves you, clearly happy to just be with you, but she is maintaining a certain independent spirit that doesn't make her completely dependent on you.That's a bit to your advantage, after all. Being bound to the wyld, she's not very "mobile", so making her completely dependent on you would be troublesome for both of you. It's better for you if she can spend time on her own and "guard the fort", though, yes, you also do need to spend some time with her, like a good owner.After a very pleasant and relaxing night spent together, you wake up to Millian and Regis bringing breakfast.One thing Silk needs to learn is how to replicate human food, probably. Bread that tastes like chicken and tea with the aroma of coffee is just wrong, even if it IS very good chicken and coffee. Also, fruits are NOT perfect spheres, especially not bananas. But still, it's good food (even though Swallow seems especially suspicious of it).(cont.)
>Train someone (who?)>Talk with someone (who?)>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)>Leave for the island (bring someone along?)>Go and see your demesne (bring someone along?)>Other?
Rolled 10>>31620167>Leave for the island (bring Tia)Let's get this over with
Rolled 8>>31620175Let's finally spend a day fucking the ocean. Seriously, we can't keep putting that off.
Rolled 8>>31620175>>Leave for the island (bring someone along?)Fill our debts first.Bring... Probably Tia to stand watch on the shore.Regis and Millian can keep our newbies in check until we get back.
Rolled 5>>31620175>Leave for the islandMaybe it's just me, but i would prefer to go alone.
Rolled 6>>31620175>Leave for the island (Alone)I'm pretty sure last time Tia was there she implied the Fae were invading to get us extra iron weapons. That might backfire should we bring herAlso wasn't Amata coming by today? Or am I remembering wrong?
Rolled 7>>31620175>Leave for the island (alone)Tia can hold the fort and keep out people and our pet in check
Rolled 7>>31620175When is Amata suppose to be coming with Mikahil, tomorrow?Might as well pay our debt with Flow>Leave for the island (bring someone along?)If Zareen and RS don't want to hang around the wyld for a day Tia can take them back to Tianna
Rolled 1>>31620221that's a different island, dude
Rolled 9>>31620221>Also wasn't Amata coming by today? Or am I remembering wrong?I'd have to check last thread but I do remember her making plans to come check out our demanses and introduce her to Silk, she might be coming when Mikahil comes back with his lady friend
>>31620175>Leave for the island (Alone)Time to go Under da sea. Just remember to tell someone before we go.
>>31620175>Leave for the Island (alone)I am tempted to send the rest of the party out to see what Yaraon wants...
Rolled 10>>31620247Right, roll...
Rolled 9>>31620235We have a few days before she shows at least.
Rolled 3>>31620247>I am tempted to send the rest of the party out to see what Yaraon wants...Nah, he wants to talk to us, but if our party doesn't want to hang around the wyld for a day Tia can take them back to Tianna and come back to keep watch on us
>>31620235Amata was going to come with Mikahil when he arrivesFrom last thread>"I see. Well, take care. Mikahil should return tomorrow, right?">"Somewhere around tomorrow and the day after, yes." She nods. "I'm sure he'll want to meet you.">"Oh, I don't plan to stay in the west for long.">"Actually, I was thinking that we could come and see your little kingdom." She smiles.We could send Tia back to tell Amata were going to be busy for at least a full day
Mental + Twilight = 10 8 8 5 = 4 successesLeaving everyone in the white tower to keep company to Silk, you leave on foot, on your own, heading for the coast.Deciding to try and test your endurance, you cover the distance running. Since you've learned to sustain yourself with some of your Essence, you're still trying to get a good idea of what you've become able to do.You leave the wyld behind you and head out into the sun. It's early morning, and the air is cool and fresh. Diving in the river, you swim downstream until you end in the sea, and from there you head towards the island just off the coast. It doesn't take you more than a couple of hours to cover the distance, which is somewhere around ten kilometers (probably, you're not terribly good at guessing distances). As you surface and climb up on the golden shores of the small, round island in the middle of the sea, you realize you don't feel tired at all. You could probably swim back to the river and then back here other two or three times, or push yourself harder and swim even faster.That's a bit unnatural. It's going to take a while to get used to it.Your thoughts are interrupted by a familiar head popping out of the water near to you."We thought you had forgotten your promise." Flow says."I was kept busy for a bit, but came back here as soon as I could." You apologize, adding: "I wouldn't forget a promise. And you did your part in the battle against the Wyld, you deserve your reward.A smile spreads on her lips.You're familiar with western sea lore enough by now to know what her deal is. Well, hr and all the spirits in her court, which the westerners call Nymphs. You spent some time in Tianna reading up on them.(cont.)
Rolled 1>>31620339well if Mikahil arrived on time as estimated back in Tianna, that would be yesterday, and they'd have roughly a full days travel unless they fly via Air Tia, I just hope they don't turn up and start shit with Silk while we're getting covered in ocean
>>31620167>Bread that tastes like chicken is just wrongI am sure it is, if you are a dirty plebian that is. Who doesn't enjoy exotic breads? Dirty plebians.
Rolled 8>>31620503>Mental + Twilight = 10 8 8 5 = 4 successesOur best mental check we've ever done, I'm so glad we rolled great
>>31620510>I just hope they don't turn up and start shit with SilkTia's there, so she can at least shut down any potential hostilites, if not resolve them.
Rolled 9>>31620527>Tia's there, so she can at least shut down any potential hostilites, if not resolve them.>relying on Tia for anything other than murdering shitBut seriously, she'll be there smoothing things over if she needs to
They are known to be lustful and vain, though quite skilled at hiding it, and also quite fond of luring or dragging seamen to the bottom of the ocean as lovers. None of them return, usually, and you doubt they survive for long: as playful and innocent they look, the nymphs never release anyone and the only value they attach to human life is how much it can keep them entertained.Some wealthy and powerful individuals, gods, exalted or mortal, manage to obtain nymphs as prized possessions of their harems, and indeed a nymph might be kept under control, as long as she is kept amused and satisfied.They bore and tire easily, though, especially with mortals, and the result is often messy.You didn't approve of Dancing Smoke's desire for human sacrifice, but sea spirits as Flow and her court, you've found out, might be just as bad if not worse, as they apparently make their own, without waiting for someone's offering."Will you come in the sea to play with us?" Flow pleasantly asks, with a smile.Before reading up on them, you would've thought nothing of that invite, but now you have to wonder how many times she must've asked that to someone. And how it played out.If you were still a mortal, now it would be the time to be afraid of what that pleasant smile might be hiding.Since you now have a great deal of power and charm at your command, though, you instead wonder how you should be using it.>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.>Firmly explain to them that even though they might be spirits you will not tolerate them drowning sailors for their own amusement.>Submit them by force, teaching them who's in charge now.>Attack them.>Other?
Rolled 4>>31620621>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.
>>31620621>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.
Rolled 1>>31620621>>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.>>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.I mean, yeah, we're going to keep our promise, but there's no harm in some pillow talk too.
Rolled 6>>31620621>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.
>>31620621>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.Keep our word, and kill the shit out of them if they try to go back on the deal.I'm REALLY glad we took Hardship Surviving Spirit. It's proven super useful so far, and likely will again.
Rolled 10>>31620621>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.
Rolled 5>>31620621>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.>Submit them by force, teaching them who's in charge now.We could keep them entertained forever, we're a god damn Solar, plus if they belong to us they won't be drowning sailors and they would be immensely useful in fighting the LinthaAlso we should activate any charm that would be useful, MRP if we go the social route, SHS if we start swinging
>>31620621>>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.Let's hear their side of the story. Then>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they wantand after that talk about>Firmly explain to them that even though they might be spirits you will not tolerate them drowning sailors for their own amusement.since we do not want them randomly drowning people on our lands. see if we can come to an agreement. If not, we will just have to warn everyone living here about them.
>>31620721>Let's hear their side of the story."Humans are literally playthings, and we are the center of the universe who deserve our fucking fuck-toys."
Rolled 10>>31620621>>>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.>>>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.If they start fucking with people, well, we're a Solar. That's what we're *for*.But that's still not reason to back out of an honest deal, of course.
Rolled 2>>31620621>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.
Rolled 2>>31620728And then we fuck them into submission, getting another petAlso I'll second popping any charms if that would be useful
Rolled 6>>31620621>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want.
Rolled 6>>31620621>>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.In that order
Physical + Zenith = 4 1 6 10 5 10 2 = 4 successesYou leave your tabard on the shore (hoping no one will steal it this time!) and gently slide back in the water, into the arms of the ocean.You can breathe. You're gently dragged down by a hundred invisible hands, pushed by the current. The flow of cold and hot water on your skin plays tricks with your senses. You almost feel drugged by the peaceful sensation...You shake yourself back awake. You're at the bottom of the ocean, yet not too deep, as you can still see the pale glow of the surface far above you. Even though you're immersed that deep, the pressure on yous is as light as you'd feel in the surface."Thank you..." You feel a chorus of voices swimming around you, touching you everywhere, playing with you. "Your body is so beautiful." "So strong" "So noble and proud" "It's impressive." "Ehehe, I like it." "Yes... yes." "Oh, oh, can we keep you?" "Wouldn't you mind staying with us a few days more? Just one might..." "...yes, not be enough." "For all the things we want to do with you." "To you."The nymphs are forcefully passionate, and you oblige them in every way. You are able to easily match their energy and stamina (which is really no match for what Tia puts you through every night). But, as the hours pass and your senses become sharper and better used to the underwater environment and learn to guess their bodies despite their transparent nature, you realize that even one of them could easily completely overpower and destroy just about any mortal, mentally, emotionally and physically. And they keep swarming around you, new ones taking the place of their exhausted comrades endlessly.Still, you can keep up with them. Once you've gotten intimate enough with the entire court (which you've learned being 30 individuals, including Flow), you start asking questions."So, please tell me... do you bring mortal sailors down to your realm, to have fun with them like this, as well?"(cont.)
Rolled 4>>31620621>Talk to them frankly about this whole deal, just to learn their point of view first.>They still were a large help to you, and kept their side of the bargain. Give them what they want and leave, nothing else.Assure them that we fully intend to uphold our bargain, buuut>Firmly explain to them that even though they might be spirits you will not tolerate them drowning sailors for their own amusement.It isn't even denying them fun. Just learn to value, or at least appear to value, human life more. If they do that, they'll have a LOT more people interested in having fun with them, especially since their island is so close to our up and coming kingdom. That, more than anything, means we have to lay some ground rules.
"Yes..." "Yes, but no one was as amazing as you!" "You're something out of this world.""...What about them? Where are they now?""Oh, they're not as good as you." "Yes, they break easily." "And those that don't just get boring after a while." "Yes, they get tired and can't keep up even with one of us." "So we let them go."You keep your mind focused despite all the touches gently flowing on your body simultaneously, filling your brain with pangs of distracting, expert pleasure. "By letting them go... you mean you let them go in the sea, right?""Yes. Why?" "Who cares. It's boring." "Let's talk about you, instead. Can you do that thing again?" "What, that?" "Yes, that. That was amazing." "No fair! I want to do it, too!""You realize... that they drown, right?""Yes, so?" "Well, they're not interesting anymore." "Who cares?"...They're not being dishonest with you, or even trying to lie to you: they really think absolutely nothing of the sailors they drag down except as momentary diversions, and then they remove the blessing that lets them breathe underwater and leave them to drown and be crushed by pressure without a care in the world.These spirits are elementals, after all. They're quite alien to human life. What should you do?>Nothing. It's not my problem what they do to sailors.>Submit then, order them to stop.>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. (what?)>(other?)
Rolled 6>>31621125>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. (what?)We could agree to make this a more regular thing, in exchange for not taking any more sailors and for helping us if we ask for itMajestic Radiant Prescence Go!
Rolled 10>>31621125>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. (what?)You know, killing them means that most sailors don't want to join you, since they are afraid of dying. If you put them back on the surface after showing them a good time, more will be willing to join you. Also, repeatedly murdering humans makes them less inclined to worship you.
Rolled 7>>31621125>>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. (what?)Suggest a deal whereby if they take care release anyone they take into your lands alive, You'll come down and spend a day with them on a regular schedule - Once a month, perhaps.If we can transition that into sort of like an offering festival, once we've got a community here, that would be ideal. Say, a coming-of-age ceremony where young men and women spend a night with the court (under the absolute proviso that they're returned to shore unharmed).
Rolled 3>>31621125>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. (what?)If they deliver them back to shore, a LOT more people would be willing to come visit, and with more people, you're sure to get a lot more interesting ones too - or at least enough to make them collectively interesting. So, the diplomatic solution is basically just to let them get to the surface before removing their blessing of air, then push them to shore with a current.It really will help.
Rolled 10>>31621125>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. (what?)"You know, you could get a lot of interesting people if you helped mortals go to shore. most Exalted drown too, so by making everyone afraid they'll die if they spend time with you, you make it really hard to find anybody else interesting. There could be someone you like more than me out there and you wouldn't know because they don't want to die"
Rolled 3>>31621148>>31621161>>31621163Man, you guys are really good at embracing the whole "Not really evil, just operating on a different level" problem.
Rolled 4>>31621125>"Yes. Why?" "Who cares. It's boring." "Let's talk about you, instead. Can you do that thing again?" "What, that?" "Yes, that. That was amazing." "No fair! I want to do it, too!"Was Maka always this good at sex?Should we be activating any charms for this?MRP and TttH should be useful here
Rolled 8>>31621182lot of people on /tg/ play WoD
Rolled 10>>31621125>Nothing. It's not my problem what they do to sailors.
Rolled 2>>31621182Eh. It's a someone different issue than the human sacrifice problem. In this one, they're simply not aware of how this makes humans feel, and how this impacts them in turn. That makes it much easier to approach.
Rolled 5>>31621193Fuck you, guy. From a purely cold and callous perspective, safer sea routes will increase our trade and decrease shipping fees.
Rolled 1>>31621182They aren't malicious or anything, it's a problem some people have with spirits, they aren't human they have different thought processes and moralsAlso i'll second activating MRP
Rolled 10>>31621161>>31621163>>31621177>>31621191>>31621193>>31621208Well, whatever happens, we've rolled well.
>>31621182Just think in terms of self interest. Find a way that they can fulfill their interests in an ethical way. Works on everyone but the Ebon dragon.
>>31621188Well, she has a dice pool for sex that exceeds the normal human maximum. She can boost that with charms. And she has another charm that gives her almost unlimited endurance and stamina....so yes, I vote for activating charms and banging the ocean like there's no tomorrow to make a point of it: "if you displease me, THIS is what you're missing on."
>>31621125> try a diplomatic solutionYou know people are afraid of you and it is something mortals look uppon as quite evil, killing people and all that.If you could get them to surface or somewhere where they can live and tell the tales they would not associate you with death and bad things for them, but talk to people about the great passion you have shown, and the fact that you were caring enough to bring them to safety once they had performed what they could. With this many daredevils and other passionate or people out to proove themselves might come to you knowingly to test their prowes and ability to entertain against your appetite and stamina for it.Sure some might not come or want to leave after some time before you got everything out of them but others will come most likely if the mortals keep spreading the word and knowledge of your benevolance and how safe the waters are.I would propose you enter another deal with me. Keep people of my new lands and others that are not hostile to it alive if they are about to drown, and perhaps bring them to a safespot where the can be rescued and i will constantly remeber people of your benevolence, your glorious and passionate presence and the safety and care you ensure for people that come to your waters in friendship.Many would fancy süending time with you i belive, but are affraid because afterwards death is a certainty.With that gone, who knows how much entertainment you could get.
Rolled 10>>31621125>Try and propose a diplomatic solution. Suggest that they leave those sailors alive after should be fine.
Rolled 2>>31621226Maka is super good at sex and punching things after all>>31621148>>31621161>>31621163>>31621171>>31621177I really hope we can get a good alliance with them, having the local water court on Tianna's side would do wonders to helping back up their shitty navy
>>31621258>süending.spendingseriously this could boost our security of our waterways, get us a massive tourist attraction that people would pay a lot to get to, if say we can get them to agree on a timetable for entertainment and if we can convene on a certain exchange point where people neter the water for entertainment of this lovely and freindly water elemental court.And they would get a stream of entertainment as much as their and our fame combined spreads.
>>31621163>If we can transition that into sort of like an offering festival, once we've got a community here, that would be ideal. Say, a coming-of-age ceremony where young men and women spend a night with the court (under the absolute proviso that they're returned to shore unharmed).Is it bad that I really like that idea as a sustainable go-to for dealing with local gods, spirits, etc.?>"Okay, in exchange for good catches during the fishing season, i'll provide a bunch of nubile young boys and girls to spend a day making love to you once a year (provided they're returned unharmed).">"Hey kids, want some fun, consequence-free fucking to usher you into adulthood?">Implying either party would say no
Rolled 5>>31621258heads up, you missed with your dice
Rolled 6>>31621293Dice goes in the email field
Rolled 6>>31621027activate charms.Majestic Radience NOW! lets give them the best show they ever had and make them agree to our deal proposal.
Rolled 8>>31621316I'm also in favor of TttH to really slam it in
Rolled 2>>31621316>activate charms.Majestic Radience NOW! lets give them the best show they ever had and make them agree to our deal proposal.yeah, I'll second using charms, MRP and any others appropriate like TTTH
Rolled 4>>31621302kids would be bad performers and have low stamina. the novelty would run out, but as a one day or night a year thing it could be something the elementals might enjoy>>31621258>>31621293This option however has some serious potential. toll booths, people. or simple tourism where we provide paraphinalia for the court entertainers, housing, etc.
Rolled 8>>31621269>I really hope we can get a good alliance with them, having the local water court on Tianna's side would do wonders to helping back up their shitty navyDefinitely. And having people no longer afraid of the local water court would really help get them some more entertainment too.
Rolled 8>>31621316Right, pop MRP. And the rolls are pretty gonzo. Although considering the subject matter it is to be expected.
Rolled 4>>31621347>kids would be bad performers and have low stamina. the novelty would run out, but as a one day or night a year thing it could be something the elementals might enjoyWe could keep them entertained ourselves as long as it's not a super regular thing in exchange for the alliance, they really seem to like us, no shit, if we agree to make this a regular thing and maybe not as long but more often I could see them them agreeing to stop drowning sailors, we might also get more out of it, their help in protecting our navy, or just whenever we ask for it
[Inspired Performance Style][Essence: 4/5](Physical + Zenith + IPP = 6 10 7 3 10 3 4 8 10 2 = 8 successes)As you spend your day in the nymph's embrace, you slowly put together a plan. To work, though, it requires you to not just prove a good partner, but to give them the absolute best that they could ever experience. To blow their minds. To make them addicted to you.You can do that. Taking charge, you assault them with all your body is capable of.The hours pass slowly, and at the end of the 25 hours, the situation is, probably, the exact opposite of what they had expected: 30 nymphs lie broken and exhausted at your feet, sprawled on the ocean floor, left utterly speechless by your performance.You, on the other hand, are not even tired, and you make no mystery of it, boasting to them: "What, you're already done? I could go for another week or so. Are you sure we can't continue?""No... No more..." "We... we can't..." "A... amazing..." "..." A chorus of murmurs rise from the shapeless pile of water elementals."So, you liked it?" You sit down.A vague and incomprehensible, but strongly positive mumbling echoes throughout the ocean. "Now, listen to me: Even if you don't care about what humans want or think... I do. And the lovers you drag to the bottom of the ocean to pleasure you and entertain you do not want to drown. They want to return to surface.""W...who cares about them anymore..." "...yes, we have you...""But I'm not going to stay here any longer. The day is over.""...You... you're not going to leave...""Didn't you have enough? You can barely speak." You laugh. "Besides, what are you going to do? DROWN me?"Probably wanting to teach you a lesson, the malicious nymphs withdraw their blessing, leaving you exposed to the full effects of your environment. You feel the crushing pressure and air leaves your lungs, instantly flooded with water."You... how do you..." "How can...""I'm an Exalted of the Unconquered Sun."(cont)
Rolled 4So we are ploting a water court elemtal atraction.Spend time with nymphs and then be able to live afterwards. A lot of excentric or people of some serious appetites or boasting needs will come to our island so we can have buisneses to cater to them and tax them.Couple this with say the nubile festival and in exchange we would get saftey of our waterways for our people and freinds against drowning or shark or monster eating them, aid against hostiles, and perhaps a boost to productivity of sea and river related industries, payable in entertainemnt ba the user/owner on a case by case basis.
Rolled 6>>31621403>The hours pass slowly, and at the end of the 25 hours, the situation is, probably, the exact opposite of what they had expected: 30 nymphs lie broken and exhausted at your feet, sprawled on the ocean floor, left utterly speechless by your performance.>You, on the other hand, are not even tired, and you make no mystery of it, boasting to them: "What, you're already done? I could go for another week or so. Are you sure we can't continue?"Absolutely Makafucking Glorious
>>31621403>30 nymphs lie broken and exhausted at your feet, sprawled on the ocean floor, left utterly speechless by your performance.That is quite a feat. We should tell this story to some talented bards so they can write appropriately lewd epic songs about the event.
>>31621403>"Besides, what are you going to do? DROWN me?"being able to nonchalantly make boasts like this is why I love Exalted
Rolled 4>>31621403>The hours pass slowly, and at the end of the 25 hours, the situation is, probably, the exact opposite of what they had expected: 30 nymphs lie broken and exhausted at your feet, sprawled on the ocean floor, left utterly speechless by your performance.>You, on the other hand, are not even tired, and you make no mystery of it, boasting to them: "What, you're already done? I could go for another week or so. Are you sure we can't continue?"I wish someone had been there to see this
Rolled 2>>31621403>Probably wanting to teach you a lesson, the malicious nymphs withdraw their blessing, leaving you exposed to the full effects of your environment. You feel the crushing pressure and air leaves your lungs, instantly flooded with water.>>"You... how do you..." "How can...">"I'm an Exalted of the Unconquered Sun."Fucking cunts tried to kill us because they got offended.JUST LIKE WE KNEW THEY WOULD.Fantastic charm purchase.
>>31621403>You, on the other hand, are not even tiredthey might be 30 nymphs with years of experience screwing mortals, but we have to satisfy Tia
>>31621436My personal favorite was when that primordial got choked to death, despite not needing to breathe, or having a body.
Rolled 9>>31621445To be fair we baited them into doing it so we could show off
>>31621463my personal favorite is the fact that you can literally punch someone into next week. Or kick someone with a speech
Rolled 1>>31621435"And thus did the Solar Exalt Maka get busy with the entirety of the water court in the name of the Unconquered Sun, and there was much rejoicing, except from Tia who whined about having missed it">>31621463Mera was a fucking badass, not exactly qualified to rule all of creation though
>>31621435>>31621444Yeah, noone was there to see it happen but it can be spread with songs and stories.
Rolled 4>>31621435>We should tell this story to some talented bards so they can write appropriately lewd epic songs about the event.Technically we could make a sweet song out of this, singing is Performance, which is Zenith here so we could make it ourselves
>>31621491We can tell Tia about it over dinner.Leaving, of course, the rest of our retinue in awed silence.
>>31621506Or a dance."The legendary ballet of Maka and the Water Court"(It's mostly just the dancers getting off acrobatically on stage)
Rolled 10>>31621406Not a bad idea, a miller could say have his kids or himself entertain the nymphs a day or hire out a professional entertainer, and the nymphs would say speed up the flow of water to the wheel of the mill for say a week or month or so.However they can convert entertainment to effort something like thatA captain could have his crew try to entertain them or pay a professional and have his ship be faster in the courts waters, a fisher could do the same for a better catch.On the military side they would have to report every ship passing through their waters and perhaps a early friend or foe system of chalanges and stuff, and perhaps recognition, so we would have them act as sensors to our coast guard, and perhaps aid in military sea action in their waters in support to our own or our allies , in exchange for our side of tianna and our cult promoting their benevolnace and such.Perhaps also acceptance to participate in any civil engineering projects we undertace with water for our continous support and care for their entertainment flow, we would be after all not only promote but attract entertainers for them and perhaps even provide them after nymph time support and such, managing a timetable for entertainers and listing and managing a rotation if there are none once it gets going. (I am certain there are volunteer pirates and barbarians who would want too and whores in the pirate town and Tianna)
Rolled 4>>31621529>"The legendary ballet of Maka and the Water Court"Actually a great idea, we could get Zareen to help too
>>31621515>"So what'd you do yesterday honey?">"Fucked the ocean. You?">"Killed a city.">"Eh, guess we both had a pretty boring time"everyone around us just stares in shock
Rolled 1>>31621515>We can tell Tia about it over dinner.>>31621484>except from Tia who whined about having missed itTia is gonna be angry with us, that means we get the rough sex.>>31621529We do seem more inclined to dance than singing, and I'd love to wear the bikini again
Rolled 2>>31621545The dice gods approve of our plans and ideas.>>31621550>>31621506Make it so!
They probably never FORGOT that, but you think that only now they start to realize exactly what that means.The sound of your voice sounds oddly muffled by the fact that you're speaking through water, not air, but you go on:"Now, listen to me. I will offer you a great chance. Accept it, and I will come and visit you again. Reject it, and we will be enemies."The carpet of water elementals mumbles something that could be seen as consent, and you continue."From now on, I want your word and your promise, that any man or woman, any human, that you drag to the bottom of the ocean to play with you, will not be harmed and will be returned to wherever you took him safely.""Eeeh..." "It's a hassle..." "It's boring...""Think about it, you idiots. If people can spend time with you without dying afterwards, a lot more people from the surface world will want to. They might even travel long distances to see you. It would be a vast variety of interesting people from all over Creation. Think long-term."They mutter among themselves, but seem impressed by the idea. What is common sense to you might well be a world-changing revelation to them, after all."People would love you for it. You would receive not just visitors, but prayer and sacrifice. It could also become a rite of initiation for adulthood when people come and settle these shores. All sorts of people would be ready to satisfy your wishes if you do as I say. Your shrine, which as agreed will be built on this island as a Manse and managed by me, might be the focal point of this initiative.""That's..." "...Quite a..." "That could work." "It could be part of our alliance, noble Maka." "Ok I'm all rested now Maka time for next round AH AH AAAA no wait I was kidding oh heavens oh aaaah..." "Then we agree." "Yes." "Yes! We're going to see them to the surface, in exchange bring us a lot of people" "With some conditions, of course: We get to pick, or refuse gross people we don't want." "Oh, good idea."(cont.)
Rolled 3>>31621556>Tia is gonna be angry with us, that means we get the rough sex.nah, when we first met and got to know her, she wanted us to go out and conquer worthy foes in the bedroomif anything, she's going to be ecstatic and proud and we're going to be using Silk as a condom tonight
Rolled 7>>31621583>"Ok I'm all rested now Maka time for next round AH AH AAAA no wait I was kidding oh heavens oh aaaah..."Teehee
Rolled 7>>31621403Do tell us when it is appropriate to activate charms in the options because i really thing we should go chearm heavy on them. MAJESTIC RADIANCE (because to show them we are awesome), INSIRED PERFORMACE (Speech mon, and have our anima show, or is it already active since its the same scene?) and all that stuff, say TALKING TO THE HEART to get our point accross.And of course to roll some heavy numbers in the success level department.
Rolled 2>>31621583> "Ok I'm all rested now Maka time for next round AH AH AAAA no wait I was kidding oh heavens oh aaaah..."We're so naughty~
>>31621583>Ok I'm all rested now Maka time for next round AH AH AAAA no wait I was kidding oh heavens oh aaaah...one of these nymphs thinks they're Tia
Rolled 10>>31621545The military sensor net expy idea is somethingwe should really incorporate asap, once we get this going. Getting the ability to see everything on and underwarer schould get us massive awareness.
>>31621583>We get to pick, or refuse gross people we don't want.>Oh, good idea.It is a great idea indeed.
Rolled 4>>31621435>>31621444>>31621491>ofw we come up to shore to find Amata, Tia, Mikahil and everyone else has been watching since the beginning
Rolled 8So should we be using any extra charms like MRP or TTTH right now?
Rolled 5>>31621659>find Amata, Tia, Mikahil and everyone else has been watching since the beginningMan Mikahil's face when he learns we out diplomanced him with sex will be priceless, Amata will be impressed and Tia will be wet
Rolled 10>>31621663I think it's fine, we socialed the fuck out of them (figuratively and literally), see? >>31621403
Rolled 7>>31621663Since we're using IPS, we can't use the other two, MRP and TttH are for more small scaled social stuff
>>31621659I got a feeling that when we get back to Silk and the others we are going to find the whole place a wreck because we left without telling anyone and they all thought that Silk kidnapped us.
Rolled 1>>31621663Perhaps getting more out of them and amking them see that the better of Maka's island is the more they can pick and choose on a enduring basis.
Rolled 6>>3162168330 people is imho a small group.
Rolled 9>>31621529I could see it as something like one main dancer constantly changing partners and leaving them on the ground until there's 30 of them covering the floor
>>31621685I don't see any indication that we didn't tell them, but the wording is ambiguous.I doubt Maka would have sneaked out, though.
Rolled 2>>31621700Actualy it would start with 30 dancers getting one dancer and that falling to the floor pretending to be dead, The main Dancer comes in and dances a bit with them, they all dancefight some fair folk and then The main dancer representing Maka dances them into submission where then she ascends on a dias and then the 20 dancers resume getting a new dancer to dance their original dance but this time once they are done they grab the new dancer and carry him to 'safety' instead of letting him 'die' off.
"Yes, then..." You smile, pushing your own conditions: "...In the interest of good relationships, I also expect you to help out the humans living in this island. If they pray to you, you listen to their prayers. No need to upset the sea and the environment too much, but for example, make sure that fishermen will never go hungry.""We won't." "We'll think about it." "if they pray to us a bit." "If they're cute and skilled with their hands""Or give calm seas and good currents to ships in our waters."Well, we can do that only near the coast." "But okay." "Anything beyond it's Father Ocean's territory." "But here we can do it." "If the captain's cute and-" "Yeah we get it.""Well." You stand up. "For now, consider my performance an advance payment for giving good sea to my ships and people. And warn me or them if there are bad guys in our shore waters. I'll renew it every now and then." You wink and smile. "We have a deal?""We do~" The mass of elementals slowly dematerializes, melting in the ocean and leaving you alone again... Yet, now, you have the feeling that the sea has become a less hostile place. You swim underwater, back to the mainland's coast. As you surface, you suddenly feel a strange feeling in your gut, and instinctively bend over and vomit two lungfuls of seawater."...oh, right." You mumble, trying to keep your stomach straight. "...I was breathing that." Some more coughing and deep breathes later and you head back towards Silk's castle. It's about late morning, and a full day seems to have, in fact, passed.There you're welcomed back by everyone waiting for you (especially Tia who has her usual "I haven't seen you in SO LONG IT FELT LIKE YOU WERE GONE FOREVER" crisis). After a good lunch together and telling the tale of your exploits, you gauge their reactions.(cont.)
>>31621731Tia and Silk are going to fuck us on the lunch table, aren't they?
Rolled 8>>31621731QUICKDID SOMEONE STEAL OUR TABARD?
Tia: respect, admiration, pride.Regis: unimpressed, feigns amazement.Millian: blushes and pretends to turn away, listens to every detail.Silk: unsure, spent most of the time hugged to you, might not have been listening.Zareen: impressed, probably not sure how much you're embellishing the story.Swallow: silent, but clearly doesn't believe a word.What's next?>Train someone (who?)>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil>Talk with someone (who?)>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)>Leave for Freeport (bring someone along?)>Go and see your demesne (bring someone along?)>Other?
Rolled 9>>31621763The Water Nymphs have taken it to use it as a Icon, Memento and a Piece for their new shrine.
>>31621771>Regis: unimpressed, feigns amazement.Oh, Regis. Your are already a wonderfully unflappable butler.
>>31621771>Zareen>Swallowbwahahaha. Give them a couple of days with Tia and us.
Rolled 8>>31621731It's probably a good thing we didn't take Tia, she would have flipped when they tried to drown us>>31621752I hope so>>31621771We have the best entourage, is it to late to add Regis and Millian to our harem, I know they are young, but they're just so wonderful>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil
>>31621771>>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)Let's see what Yaraon has to say.Bring the two newbies. They're sceptical, so they may as well see our negotiations in person.
Your tabard is fine.To the people talking about charms: in this situation both MRP and IPS would have worked identically. TttH is only on ONE person and thus would not have been appropriate.
Rolled 8>>31621771>Train someone (who?)Millien, and while doing this we can>Talk with someone (who?)Zareen and Swallow about their thoughts on our little pocket of Wyld while we>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil
>>31621771>Train someone (who?)Lets start Millian's training on the sacred way of ninja maid.She is very likely to get into some trouble with us, she will not be completely helpless at least.
Rolled 1>>31621771>Regis: unimpressed, feigns amazement.I love it, he's so used to us being amazing we can't possibly impress him anymore, but we will>>31621771>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)Let's bring Zareen and Swallow along
Rolled 2>>31621808ah, thanks for clearing that up>>31621771>>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)bring Tia, Zareen and Swallow, give them some fresh air
Rolled 1>>31621752...is that not default way that lunch works for them?
Rolled 8>>31621771Maka does not really do embelish stories. She might misrepresent facts to make a better deal or get a point accros but i see her stories being mattter of factly and keeping more with informative briefings than epic theatre pieces. Probably something she picked up in Reports being delivered in private when in Gem. she has a Despot like manner A mix inbetween Officer bred Warlord and now worldly Priest.
Rolled 1>>31621771>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahillet's be here when they arrive
Rolled 10>>31621771>Regis: unimpressed, feigns amazement.>Millian: blushes and pretends to turn away, listens to every detail.we have the best servants
Rolled 9>>31621771Let's either visit Yaraon or give Regis/Millian/Swallow some training. I want to hold off on visiting our demenses until Amata gets here.
Rolled 8>>31621771>Zareen: impressed, probably not sure how much you're embellishing the story.>Swallow: silent, but clearly doesn't believe a word.They'll learn what being around Maka is like soon enough.
Rolled 8>>31621808Right, because MRP works on small, cohesive groups. I'm really hoping we buy its upgrade soon.
Rolled 9>>31621771>Leave for the plains (bring someone along?)Tia, Zareen, SwallowRegis and Millian can tend to Amata and Mikahil if they arrive before we get back.
Rolled 10>>31621808could we have combo chained MRP and IPSTo Yaron, and then we swing back to Tia Vulture for a quick fly to our navy and have them swing by freeport, we have six ships and a town to take over, as our first major source of population in our lands, aside from Tias tribe, if she will have them
Rolled 1>>31621894>could we have combo chained MRP and IPSthey are both scene long, so probably not
Rolled 7>>31621771We should also talk to Swallow on the way and see why the disbelief.We have some great rolls, so lets not waste them
>>31621894You can have both active at the same time, but they don't stack.
>>31621771Train regis in Dawn. Lets watch Swallow's face as we turn Regis into a martial arts master in hours.
Rolled 9So, for mortal, raising attributes is much better than raising skills, right? After all, increasing Physical gives you more dice AND more health, while raising Dawn just gives you more dice, since they don't have charms to unlock. We should focus on upgrading our mortal followers' Physical first for that reason, right?
Rolled 8>>31621922ohgodthisThis would be hilarious.
Rolled 2>>31621923Yup, Running Swallow should be at about phys 2, so we can only raise that up by one more anyway
Rolled 8>>31621771>Train someone (Regis)Lets train him in Dawn. The sooner we get his stats up the better.
Rolled 3>>31621923Zenith also gives you Zenith skills, like Leadership, Speachcraft, Integrity, etc.
Rolled 1>>31621923Well, that's what we've done with Regis.The kid's at the maximum Physical for non-exalted Humans right now.
Rolled 8>>31621923Yes, though dawn gets you basically every weapon proficiency ever as well as tactics and strategy; and Zenith also gets you leadership, speechcraft, etc.
Rolled 2>>31621958Right, that's definitely useful eventually. But Physical is probably where we should start.
Rolled 5>>31622014Indeed.Millian and Regis with Max Zenith will probably be the most inspiring and well-spoken Head Maid and Butler ever.
You should probably conclude Regis' training.Silk's palace doesn't have an appropriate facility, but there's plenty of large, spacious rooms and corridors. you get him changed in a martial arts kimono that's easy to move in and tell him to get ready.There's not much to do around, so everyone else just follows you to assist to the training.You put him through a lot of physical training and you don't think he has any more space for improvement there: despite his small size and young age, he has put on some pretty impressive muscles (that are however evident only without clothes: you noticed Millian getting something longer than a sneak peek at him changing, but decided not to say anything for the moment). He's probably about as strong and physically fit as you'd be without using charms, and you quickly test that out with a short best-2-of-3 round of arm wrestling with him, with Silk as referee. Despite shorter arms which mean less leverage, he manages to win once against you and generally gives you a tough time.So, what are you going to train him on?>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)>[Zenith] Endurance, determination and confidence.
>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)teach him martial arts
>>31620621Sending Alexei out to rescue as many of these things as he can may not have been as wise as we thought.
Rolled 1>>31622055>>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)Specialise in either unarmed or with Knives/concealable weapons.
Rolled 6>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)Should we teach him punching shit or something so he can hang back and support us from behind?
Rolled 4>>31622055seconding >>31622086>>31622076don't worry, now that we made that deal with them to keep the oomies alive, he's sure to come back with a harem of nymphs
Rolled 8>>31622055>>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)Unarmed submissions and takedowns.
Rolled 6>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)What about spears and polearms? Practical and workmanlike.
Rolled 10>>31622055Dawn.I want to make him a fencer/swashbuckler. Cutlass, rapier, saber, whatever. We're increasing Dawn in general, but I think that specific style would tie 'refined butler' and 'pirate' together nicely.
>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)Which combat styles can we teach him?Golden Janissary, Even blade and Crimson Pentacle Blade are my favorites, but I don't think we know any of those.
Rolled 1>>31622111I like thisI'll second that
Rolled 4>>31622111Oh, yes. I like that combination of ideas quite a lot.
Rolled 1>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills.>>31622114those are TMAs, he can't learn them
Rolled 5>>31622114...none. He doesn't have enlightened essence, and we only know Solar Hero. This is for his mundane focus.
Rolled 10>>31622111Also, Crossbows.Because Buttlers with hand crossbows from under the napkin on their hand are awesome.
>>31622111Sounds interesting. That would set him up for the Even Blade TMA, which would work well for him.
Rolled 3>>31622111I like that. I'm on board for a swashbuckling pirate butler.
Rolled 8>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills. Lets teach him who to fight with a cutlass.
Rolled 8>>31622055seconding >>31622111
Rolled 3>>31622135there's a style focused on being a swashbuckler/fighting on a shipSeafaring Hero style
>>31622096>don't worry, now that we made that deal with them to keep the oomies alive, he's sure to come back with a harem of nymphsThat's this specific group of nymphs, though.Nymphs he's rescued from a Storm Mother's harem will not be subject to the same deal, at least by default. We could probably fix that before they get to join his crew, though.
Rolled 6>>31622133Fuck that. Crossbows are a Haslanti weapon - super rare. Get him a flame piece so he can have a holdout/dueling flintlock. That continues to fit the refined duelist/pirate swashbuckler theme.
>>31622055>[Dawn] Combat skills. (if Dawn: teach him a specific weapon or combat style?)Concealed weapons. Throwing knives and daggers. Exactly what a butler should know.
Rolled 1>>31622168I've faith in him on his crusade to save the bitches
Rolled 5>>31622176Throwing Knives are the weapon of Elegant and Perfect Maids, such as Millian, not Dashing butlers, like Regis
Rolled 10>>31622171>butler going full battle-mode>armed with a saber and main gauche and an entire brace of pistols>all of his stunts involve catching china before it can break and keeping the floor from being scuffed even as he laughs and fights like a madmanBless you, anon.
Rolled 1>>31622171A crossbow is far more simple to make than a Ballistae or a Scorpion and those are standard ship weaponsCrossbows are not out of the picture
Rolled 1>>31622176>full bandoleer of flampiecesI love it
Rolled 6>>31622211Creation =/= reality.
Rolled 5>>31622201Agreed. Regis is duelist/swashbuckler butler/pirate. Millian in thrown-weapon ninja meido.
Rolled 7>>31622211Flintlocks still fit the theme better.
>>31622201>Not razor wire>Walter C. Dornez.jog
Rolled 3>>31622201>Millian with Awakened Essence
Rolled 4>>31622233>Regis swinging from a rope with cutlass between his teeth, carrying a blushing Millian who throws some knives at enemies below.SO DASHING
Rolled 8>>31622247The idea was silence. A buttler will not make noise.That would be rude.
>>31622164True. Even Blade is probably the most deadly TMA in terms of individual combatants. Crimson Pentacle Blade is scary if you have a group of them working together.
>>31622171Given that we're from Gem we're probably more than familiar with flame pieces and firedust.They'd probably be pretty rare out here in an entirely different Direction, which might give him an advantage.
Rolled 10>>31622282that's true in actual Exalted, but I expect EF to balance stuff so that all styles become viable, so we can choose based on style, and Seafaring Hero is the Swashbuckler style
>>31622295And how do you plan to keep him supplied with firedust in the Direction that it's most rare and expensive to obtain?
Rolled 7>>31622262>Crystal Chameleon + Air Dragon Styles on our ninja maid>Seafaring Hero + Righteous Devil/Golden Exhalation on our pirate butlerAll of my love.
You start by teaching him some basis of combat. Where to look at in an opponent, stance, guard, weak points of the human body.Being small, even though he is amazingly strong by now, his big advantage is agility and small body area, so you show him a few moves of unarmed combat such as strikes, but focus on holds and throws since he'll be able to exploit them better. You have Silk make for him a long cutlass from what little Gossamer she has left, and the final product is of course a weapon of beautiful make and finest quality. You get him to try it out, and spend the rest of the evening sparring with him.As usual, she learns quickly and over the course of his training even manages to land a few blows on you.At the end of the training session, exhausted, he collapses on a sofa. As Millian brings him a much-deserved lemonade, he comments: "I... I never thought it would be this easy.""Me neither." is Swallow's reply, full of suspicion."It's not." You explain. "Not normally. I'm making it that easy for him.""You can do that?" The martial artist asks."Yes. by weaving Essence into someone's body, I can make it easier and faster for him to learn some skills.""You could make yourself an army with that." He replies, impressed. "Is that your aim?">Yes>No
Rolled 10>>31622313>Air Dragon Styles on our ninja maidthat's a CMA. Unless she's secretly a Sidereal that's not going to happen
Rolled 4>>31622295Flame pieces and fire dust are actually extremely common in much of the West. It's the primary importer of the stuff outside of the South. Irene talked about them when we were picking our combat style. As a side note, I still want us to get Righteous Devil Style as our ranged option. It's perfect for an avenging Southern queen.
Rolled 3>>31622262Enlightening list RegasMillianPyre SparkWhat was the limit for the Zenith 5 one again?
Rolled 2>>31622337>NoIt's not my aim, it's a step in accomplishing my aims
So we are going to reinforce Millian's secret fantasies.Excellent.
Rolled 10>>31622337>As usual, she learns quickly>sheTia, what have you done with the real Regis...Seconding >>31622359
Rolled 3>>31622362So we will have three uses left after we enlighten everyone on the list
Rolled 10>>31622337>YesWe're making TIANNA an army, because everyone and they undead Abyssal mother wants a piece of it it seems>>31622348I have long been a proponent of Sidereal meido, though it looks more and more unlikely by the thread
Rolled 1>>31622337>YesSoldiers, warrior-monks, privateers, servants - ARMIES. Plural.
>>31622305Well yeah, but Even Blade's thing is to be one of the most advanced and deadly TMA style in straight up combat with varied and powerful finishing moves.Whereas Crimson Pentacle Blade has teamwork synergy and Cooperative finishing moves that result in perfect defenses being called.
>>31622337A army is already made when people are willing to follow orders of a warlord or general.But a army could be trained like that.And not just a army, a kingdom where all are fit, healthy and strong. Immagine that.
Rolled 2>>31622337>YesTo protect my city from anyone who would attack it and to take back Gem if it comes to war
Rolled 6>>31622342This quest hasn't been including a distinction between CMA and TMA from what I can tell. If worse comes to worst, though, we can invent a TMA parallel for her.
Rolled 1>>31622337>Yes"Creation as many enemies that do not listen to words. "
Rolled 10>>31622398Yeah, pretty much this. Ours is not (primarily) a conquering army, it's to protect what we have and take back what is ours.
Rolled 1>>31622377We could do Running Swallow if he doesn't go crazy and try to kill usWe should also offer to train him to
Rolled 4>>31622361Fuck yeah. Dirty-hot dashing pirate fantasies all day every day.
>>31622337>NoIt is just one the things i need to do for my aims.
Rolled 9>>31622337>"You could make yourself an army with that." He replies, impressed. "Is that your aim?"Well it's really more like we're strengthening Tianna's current army to protect them, we also want to take back Gem but I hope it doesn't come to war, I'd rather social the shit out of them
Rolled 6>>31622383Even Blade is Kendo. Crimson Pentacle is dance-fighting Spartan phalanxes. That's all people really need to know.
Rolled 9>>31622337> noI don't intend to lead men into war, but if men follow me to war they will not do so unprepared.
Rolled 1>>31622425We're making a Pirate butler, are going to make a ninja maid, and then we are going to ship them. And there is not a damn thing that can stop us
>>31622379>We're making TIANNA an army, because everyone and they undead Abyssal mother wants a piece of it it seemsthis is true.
Rolled 1It's a shame most ninja skills are in night
Rolled 3>>31622489The charm that lets us teach non-physical skills it Twilight, right?
"Of course I am." You reply. "Regis is not a soldier. He's my bodyguard. But I AM going to have soldiers soon. Shouldn't I want the best ones I can get, or train?"He seems to not know, or want, to answer to that, and drops the subject.The sun is setting, but if you ride out with Tia you could make it to the plains to meet Yaraon and right back.>Ride Tia out to Yaraon's plains>Ride Tia to Freeport>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil>Talk with someone (who?)>Go and see your demesne (bring someone along?)>Other?
Rolled 6>>31622462I'm really looking forward to a future one-shot like the Tia one where we inevitably get forced to play a badass-but-very-mortal Regis as he saves Maka from some kind of fucked up situation with grit and guile.
>>31622514>>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil
Rolled 6>>31622514>Rest/Wait for Amata and MikahilAmata's bringing Yaraon's sacrafice with her, so we might as well wait
Rolled 8>>31622465But WHY is it true?An essence powered airship and multiple exalted on a capture intact mission?!Thats a serious investment towards capturing tianna. Why? Hell releasing essence bombs from a flyover followed by torturing the remaining people would have been a faster way of getting a shadowland...So whats the deathlord after?
Rolled 5>>31622514chat with Silk
Rolled 3>>31622514>Talk with someone (who?)I want to clear this air with Swallow, I want to make sure he doesn't try to murder us in our sleep or something, we could also offer to train him like we did Regis
Rolled 10>>31622513Yes. It seems odd that there isn't a Bureacracy training charm for certain skills/attributes, though. Twilight for Mental/Twilight/Night and Eclipse for Social/Eclipse/Backgrounds or something? Three training charms to bring it all home?
Rolled 3>>31622514>Talk with someoneRegis and Millian
Rolled 8>>31622514>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahillet's watch our new dancer dance while we make smalltalk with our minions
Rolled 5>>31622514>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahilwe can go visit Yaraon with his sacrifice
>>31622514We should swing to Freeport but perhaps with our own three ships so we can take over it before they run away.Seriously the six ships will go away considering Tianna is now double in size, has celestial exalted and is friendly with the barbarians, unless we recruit them.
Rolled 9>>31622563seconding this
Rolled 2>>31622514>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil
Rolled 9>>31622577Hmh. some more ships would not be bad, considering we want to take the Lintha we really need more fleet.To bad we do not have the coin to rent out that heavy infantry company. The combo would be something fierce.
Rolled 7>>31622516It'll be a Regis+Millian one-shot where they have to solve an endless string of minor crises caused by Maka and/or Tia's reckless bullshit, and *still* have to have dinner served, the Manse cleaned, beds made and the bath drawn exactly on time. Because goddamn a good Butler and Maid are the best investments an aspiring ruler can ever make. Nothing gets done without them.
Rolled 5>>31622514Freeport for Fleet. We want more hulls to buff our navy.
Rolled 10>>31622570Amata said she'd bring the sacrifice on her way.
Rolled 1>>31622609That's why I suggested waiting for her
Rolled 1>>31622514>Rest/Wait for Amata and Mikahil
Rolled 1>>31622514>Talk with someone (Zareen)Let's dance.
Rolled 8>>31622514> rest
Rolled 8>>31622514>Ride Tia
Rolled 6>>31622537I expect they're thinking long-term. A large, living population produces a lot more ghosts and grave goods in the long term than killing them all. Murdering everyone for a Shadowland makes a short-term gain for a long-term loss. Basically, it means their boss is smart, rather than bored/lazy/stupid.At any rate, there's SURE to be a small Shadowland somewhere in Tianna. A haunted house or graveyard or something. We really need to visit the underworld and see what Shadow Tianna is like. For all we know, it's a massive metropolis with a hundred times Tianna's living population, a major blood sea trade port. After all, Tianna used to be major enough to have a first age armory with full artillery pieces back in the day. I'm convinced that answers to the Abyssal questions lie in Tianna's Underworld mirror.
Rolled 8>>31622460>dance-fighting Spartan phalanxesVery well put. But i would add the caveat that it's the movie 300 version of Spartans and not the historical version.
Rolled 10>>31622615Check the wording.She was going to bring the Sacrifice up to Yaraon on her way up here, before she got to our current hangout.
Rolled 1>>31622622We can't dance, we left our dancing outfit back in Tianna!
Rolled 7>>31622563>dancerThat was a euphemism for being an assassin, but yes, watching her run through katas could be pretty neat.
Rolled 1>>31622645Um, Anon? Your paranoia is making me worried. The worst part is it makes a LOT of sense.
Rolled 2>>31622654>Implying we need a dancing outfit to dance in>Implying we need an outfit to dance in
Rolled 3>>31622660I thought she was a dancer too, like as a hobby she said, no euphemism
Rolled 3>>31622648Well if she does and it's urgent then Yaraon can tell Amata and then she'll come and tell us
Rolled 1>>31622660I'm pretty sure she meant actual dance
Rolled 9>>31622514>Ride Tia out to Yaraon's plainsWe might as well, plus if Yaraon went to see Silk, who I'm pretty sure he hates considering the wyld is right next to his plains, it might be important
Rolled 1>>31622660She's also a dancer, or at least performance is a wood aspect ability
Rolled 2>>31622645If we need to visit tiannas shadowlands, then im sure we could manage a visit.All we have to do is send a letter. It'll be like a date.
Rolled 8>>31622592The heavy infantry is worthless on the sea - they aren't marines. They would have been great assigned to Tianna's garrison, though.
Rolled 8>>31622594It'll give us a good idea of the sheer amount of mundane crises that get caused and solved in our wake without us even noticing too.
Rolled 5>>31622715Great but expensive. If we were to hire them, it would be for heavy combat. Not garrison duty
Rolled 3>>31622662I mean, they must want SOMETHING. There's almost certainly a mirror of Tianna, and cities with old histories tend to have massive Underworld versions. It would make a lot of sense - and a living population above is very important for positive population growth among the ghosts and minor sacrifices to fuel the grave good economy. Hell, there isn't even anything evil about it. It would be GREAT to make some kind of alliance with whomever is ruling the ghostly side of Tianna.>>31622714Our priestess probably knows where some haunted houses are, and I'm sure Amata keeps close tabs on it. We just want to make sure we bring someone with decent Lore/Occult/Twilight/Air with us - which is, again, probably our priestess or Amata.
>>31622824We might want to send the Eclipse to do it, rather than the Solar with the "obliterate Undead Extras" Anima Power.
You have dinner together, spend some time in idle chatter with everyone, and go to bed early. Amata should be arriving sometime tomorrow, anyway.After just a few minutes in bed with Tia and Silk, you hear the door opening, and Zareen enters."I- oh. Sorry for disturbing you, I guess." She apologizes, not sounding very sorry. "...Really, you're... I don't know. Didn't you just say you've had a full day of sexual marathon with a full court of thirty nymphs? Who are already infamous for their endless appetite and stamina? And now you're already in bed with TWO other people again?"Tia looks at her, not understanding the point. "...what's the problem?"You smile. "I also told you that i said to them that I could have been going on for another week? That wasn't a boast.""She was probably being modest there." Silk giggles."What?" Tia gives her a lewd look. "You want to test the Maka?"...why that "the", you wonder."...What did you want to ask me?" You question her. She must've had a reason to come to your bedroom. Judging by her reaction, she probably didn't expect to see Tia and Silk there too."I, uh." She hesitates a bit, but then comes clean. "...Alright, I'll admit it. I've been a long time without, you know. A man. Or a woman. I... I don't like going to brothels or places like that. Bad memories.">Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.>Maybe not tonight, but some other time.>Sorry, but I really wanted to be with Tia and Silk tonight.>(Other?)
Rolled 10>>31622878>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.bonding with the new minion is important
>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.Let her decide, I suppose.
Rolled 1>>31622824Does Tianna have any noteworthy ancestor cults? Their family shrine room is probably a minor Shadowland. We could pretty easily step from a room in a humble estate into the atrium of the palace of a ghostly dynasty that way. It would be a great starting point - a better one than a normal haunting, for sure.
>>31622878>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.
Rolled 6>>31622878>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.Yes,yes,yesWe also have to lick her absNope too late, it's already in my head
>>31622878leg her enjoy the maka experience first then bring on silk and tia
Rolled 1>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.I'm pretty sure her abs count as UMI
Rolled 9>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.
>>31622909Nothing out of place. The dead are given their just consideration and worship rites, which are probably more than they'd get in the Realm, but nothing BIG. There are several cemeteries in Tianna. Each is, according to his desires, interred, burned, or sent in sea in a small raft (the traditional western funeral, but not much in vogue here in Tianna)
Rolled 6>>31622878>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.Let's have a 'chat' with the new girl tonight.
Rolled 8>>31622930They definitely instantly created an intimacy in me.
Rolled 1>>31622878>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.Let's give her some one on one time before we throw her at TiaSeriously I'm afraid Tia will hurt her in bed if she's not careful
Rolled 10>>31622919>>31622924>>31622927>>31622968You leave Tia behind and now cast her from the bed? You heartless monsters>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.
Rolled 1>>31622958Alright, then there might not be any proper family shrine Shadowlands. Less than ideal, but we really do need top go to the Underworld either way.
>>31622878>Sure, come on in. You want to join us, or prefer a one-on-one thing? I might have to make it up to Tia, but I can probably swing that.
>>31622990Tia's already hit "MAKA YOU HAVE BEEN GONE FOR EONS", yes. Tossing her out of bed so we can enjoy the new girl would be cruel.
Rolled 7>>31622878>why that "the", you wonder.
Rolled 5>>31622958>or sent in sea in a small raft (the traditional western funeral, but not much in vogue here in Tianna)I'm noticing Tianna is really weird for being in the west
Rolled 10>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.
>>31623001But imagine her frustration in the morning. The delicious frustration sure to be put to good use...
Rolled 6>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.unless you'd like a more personal experience?
Rolled 8>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.
Rolled 6>>31622878>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.unless she'd prefer more people
Rolled 4>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.It won't be fair to neglect Tia and Silk after leaving them alone and frustrated.
Rolled 1>>31622878More=Better>the more the merrier
Rolled 3>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.Maka's bed is open to those close to her.
>>31622878>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.
Rolled 8>>31622878We left Tia and Silk yesterday guys. Do not be a dick.
Rolled 8>>31622878>>Sure, come join us. The more the merrier.>>Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen.your choice Zareen
"Girls, can I leave you with each other for tonight? I'd like to spend some time alone with Zareen."Tia and Silk groan simultaneously. "But you've been away A WHOLE DAY!" The Lunar protests. She loudly pretends to cry and roll into Silk's arms/tentacles/whatever: "Bo ho hoo, my wife has been seduced." "There, there. Have faith in her.""Um. I don't mind, if the two of them are alright with me-" Zareen was about to say, but she's interrupted by a blue tentacle shooting out of the bed and dragging her in. "-I, uh, okay."You immediately straddle over her, and satisfy a desire you've repressed since the first time you saw her, gently caressing her stomach. She feels as if hr muscles were carved in smooth, living wood by the most skilled artisan in Creation. Even your own, of which you're quite proud, are just second place."Zareen wins this round." Tia grins, joining the dances."Indeed. You need to work harder, Maka." Silk adds from the other side."...You two..." "Um, I have also other body pa-""Ssh! One more minute!""Make that five~"(cont.)
Rolled 5>>31623143>You immediately straddle over her, and satisfy a desire you've repressed since the first time you saw her, gently caressing her stomach. She feels as if hr muscles were carved in smooth, living wood by the most skilled artisan in Creation. Even your own, of which you're quite proud, are just second place.Fuck yes
>>31623143>"Um, I have also other body pa-">"Ssh! One more minute!">"Make that five~"
Rolled 9>>31623143See >>31622930
>>31623143Embrace the abs. Getting to enjoy them is only fair trade for a night of amazing sex after all.
You continue all night."I'm not going to ask if you're ALREADY awake or you're STILL awake." Regis scolds you as he carries the breakfast tray in your room. "Just next time inform us on exactly how many people are sleeping in each room, okay?" He sets it down on the table with a sigh. "That would save us some time. Let me go and get Miss Zareen's breakfast too.""Wouldn't we save time if we all always slept in the same bed?" Tia proposes.Regis just rolls his eyes and leaves, returning after a couple of minutes with the other breakfast tray. "Anyway, if you're quite finished for tonight, there's a strange boat who can be seen approaching from the south, moving along the shore."Making a supreme effort of willpower you manage to let go of Zareen's narrow, muscular waist and crawl out of the bed, approaching the window. "What kind of strange boat?""Never seen it. It has a low hull, fairly short, no rowers." He explains. "You might want to get dressed.""Well, the pirates' ships don't have rowers normally, though they can put out oars if they need to.""No, this ship has a lot of sails. Square, triangular..." You reach the window and indeed see such a sort of ship sailing up the river almost effortlessly."Is it magical?""It doesn't seem like it." You squint. "It seems all wood and cloth and rope.">Let's go check. (who's coming?>Send someone (who?)>Let's wait for them here.
Rolled 10>>31623264I want one!In fact I want three Dozens of them to start with.
Rolled 1>>31623264>supreme effort of willpowerI TOLD YOU! UMI!>Let's go check.Everyone but Regis and Millian
Rolled 3>>31623264>Let's go check. (who's coming?)Tia, Running Swallow, Zareen if she's up for itLet's leave Silk Regis and Millian here just in case
Rolled 4>>31623264>Let's go check. (who's coming?)everyone that wants toIt's Mikhal's friend
>>31623264check it out with whoever wants to
Rolled 10>>31623264Oh Regis, you're awesome.>Go see what's up
Rolled 8>>31623283The dicegods wants Age of Sails Revolution and Sea power! Archipelago Empire Ascendant
>>31623264>Let's go check. (who's coming?)Everyone comes along.
Rolled 2>>31623264>Let's go check.Leave the kids and Silk behind. Take everyone else.
>>31623358Depending on who is coming, we might need a butler and/or a maid with us.
Rolled 6>>31623264>Let's go check. (who's coming?It's probably Mikahil in his fancy Solar Crafted boat, along with his waifu and AmataLet's take everyone except Silk and the kids, no need to freak out the guest with the fae and if there is trouble let's not drag Regis and Millian into it
Rolled 9>>31623264>>Let's go check. (who's coming?seconding the choices in >>31623297
Rolled 5>>31623319>Age of SailThere's a good chance it's a Guild ship. They're the most notable ones to use sailing ships, junks, and so forth. If not, it's likely based on their design.
You immediately go and check, together with Tia, Swallow and Zareen, leaving the Wyldland and reaching the rivers's shore just as the ship drops anchor and a few members of its crew disembark and pull it closer to the shore with ropes. Right afterwards, you see Amata disembarking as well, greeting you with a heartfelt hug."Everything went fine, I hope?" She asks."Better than fine! I managed to persuade the Nymphs to stop drowning people, and instead accept prayer and in exchange help any human working with the sea, like sailors and fishermen." You explain."I hope it'll stick. They have really short attention spans and get bored really easily.""Don't worry, I'm sure they won't forget it easily." You grin. "But, what's with this ship? Is it Mikahil's? I've never seen a vessel like this. Granted, I'm from Gem. But still.""No, you're right, there aren't many ships designed like this. It's impressive, isn't it?" She smiles. "It's apparently based on a Guild design, but vastly improved.""Is it magitech, or...?" Zareen wonders."No, it's just a different way of building ships. It doesn't use any kind of weird magic or technology. But I think it's better if Mikahil explains it to you." She motions to the side as your old friend Mikahil also leaps off the boat."Long time no see, Maka." He waves to you. "Well, it wasn't that long.""Still, it's nice to see you again. Is all of your off-island business taken care of?" You wonder."It never is." He replies cryptically. "But for now it's all smooth sailing, literally and figuratively." He gestures at the sea just behind him, past the river. "...say, Maka, why is the sea a perfectly calm and still mirror of water even though there's some wind?""It's a long story." You smile.(cont.)
Rolled 1>>31623627>"It's a long story." You smile.>It involves me demolishing an entire court of water elementals>maybe you can see it sometime, I've been thinking of making it into a dance
Rolled 9>>31623627Nice ship.I want a dozen for starters.
>>31623627>"Better than fine! I managed to persuade the Nymphs to stop drowning people, and instead accept prayer and in exchange help any human working with the sea, like sailors and fishermen." You explain.>"I hope it'll stick. They have really short attention spans and get bored really easily."If it doesn't stick we can get Mikahil to come next time and make sure it does.
Rolled 6>>31623689It would be awesome if we get this.
>>31623756That is awesome.
Rolled 6>>31623756>>31623808But small.We want cavernous hulking, bulging, long, wide, tall ships. Preferably tha can be made without needing essence or magic artifice and without rowers.
>>31623849Silk can make airships given sufficient gossamer, probably
That's about when a large cheetah leaps down from the ship and lands next to you, catching a bit by surprise."Oh. Um." You relax a bit noticing that the animal seems to have a collar."Yes, let me introduce to you Five. Five, this is Maka."The animal just gives you a quick look before proceeding to ignore you, instead staring into the distance. Then, after a few seconds, it leaves.The Eclipse smiles. "...She's always like this. Just ignore her.""Even big cats are still cats at heart, right?" You notice, following the cheetah with your eyes as it leaps into the thick grass and disappears. "So, this ship...?""Came from the genius of Valeriana Kava." He explains."Right, this person you've mentioned who can help me out with building manses." You nod. "Is she a Solar?""Yes. A Twilight. The caste of scholars, inventors and sorcerors. She's brilliant, just..." He lowers his voice a bit. "She's a very nice girl, just a bit hard to deal with sometimes. You know, got to be patient with her. Sometimes she just says things without thinking them through."You eye the ship. "...Is she on board?""She was, but wanted to leave and stop by your demesne along the way.""Before meeting me?" That sounds weird."She said something about it being very interesting and basically jumped off the ship.""She sounds like a handful.""Sometimes she is, but she more than makes up for it in a lot of ways." He explains. "Like I said, she's really brilliant, and very kind. And, we've been thinking..."Amata nods. "Tell her, Mikahil.""Maka, do you know what a Perfect Circle is?">Yes, a group of Solar Exalted, one per caste, working together>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its center>No, care to explain?
Rolled 5>>31623849This is obviously not for war. It is for travel.
Rolled 5>>31623884>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its centerYou think i am dumb?
Rolled 1>>31623884>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its centerheh
>>31623884>>Yes, a group of Solar Exalted, one per caste, working together>>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its centerwhich do you mean?
>>31623884>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its centerWe're not stupid, we just don't have the right knowledge.
Rolled 3>>31623884What, you think I've never seen a circle? I get a prefect circle on my forehead when I badassify, motherfucker.
Rolled 3>>31623884>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its center
Rolled 2>>31623884>Yes, a group of Solar Exalted, one per caste, working togetherAlso>A geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its center
Rolled 3>>31623884>"Yes, let me introduce to you Five. Five, this is Maka.">The animal just gives you a quick look before proceeding to ignore you, instead staring into the distance. Then, after a few seconds, it leaves.So is this a Lunar or normal Cheetah?
Rolled 1>>31623884>No, care to explain?
Rolled 6>>31623884Yes, a geometric figure where every point equidistant from its center.
Rolled 10>>31623884>Yes, a group of Solar Exalted, one per caste, working together
Rolled 9>>31623973I am guessing Lunar but why would it have a collar then. So not really sure.
Rolled 1these dice...do we botch at being stupid?and if so, does that make us a genius?
Rolled 1>>31623884Is he suggesting that we should team up as a perfect circle and go off and have adventures?But we don't have a dawn caste.
Rolled 10>>31624006Don't have a night caste either
>>31623973Could be a magically augmented familiar. Or a very advanced construct. There is a Twilight hanging around. No telling what weirdness might crop up.
Rolled 1>>31624006He might know one and a Night CasteHe might just be suggesting we help each other out sometimes
Rolled 8>>31624006Nope. We have responsibilities here.We might go on journeys of imediate importance or something of the sort.
Rolled 1>>31623884>Yes, a group of Solar Exalted, one per caste, working together
Rolled 7>>31624027These are likely, there was no mention of moonsilver tattoos, but that might have been Maka just not mentioning them
>>31623990Probably his familiar.
>>31623884>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its center
Rolled 5>>31623973It's probably a familiar, a bonded creature that can store essence and benefit from many of its master's charms. Very useful for someone with ride/survival or someone who wants an external source of essence for emergencies/sorcery. As a side note, we could use Zenith (survival) to get a training charm that does everything TWTT does, and then some, but only for animals. With a proper familiar, it would be fucking spectacular.
Rolled 2>>31623884>Yes, a group of Solar Exalted, one per caste, working together>Yes, a geometric figure where every point of it is equidistant from its center
Rolled 7>>31624057>With a proper familiar, it would be fucking spectacular.Doesn't Silk count as our familiar?
>>31624077No. She has taken on the role of being our pet.
Rolled 7>>31624098Then why do we have 3 dots in familiar?
>>31624077technically yes, but TWTT is probably how she gets better
Rolled 7>>31624117What?Oh, we do.
Rolled 9>>31624117Because said familiar has a wyld zone that is friendly to ous we could use as food processing, or holodeck training room or time shenanigans or gossamer production.
"...A circle? You mean, like." And you trace a circle with your fingers. "That's a weird question. A circle's a geometric-"You stop as Mikahil outs out a hand and massages his temples with the other. "...Okay, I apologize. I haven't been clear enough."Meanwhile Amata is laughing."...What I meant is that as we Solars are beginning to reappear and reincarnate in this world, we're facing distrust and hostility. We could invest our energies in working together, since, by nature, each of us will specialize in the skills and powers associated with its caste." He explains. "So... since you are becoming effectively head of a kingdom, while being open about your nature as a Solar...""Yes, I thought about it." You nod. "That other Solars might want to come to Tianna after this, once the word spreads. Seeking a safe haven, a place where to further their aims, or a playground.""...Yes, we have no guarantees that they will not want to pull the rug from under our feet. Considering the amount of power a Solar wields, one could manage to do a lot of damage.""True." You nod. "So, what's on your mind?""For now? I'm making you an offer. I'll stay in Tianna with you. I have skills, knowledge and powers you don't, and you have ones that I don't. Together, we can accomplish a lot more. I'd like to work together with you on this. And, if fate smiles upon us, gain other Solars around us to form the core of a Solar-ruled nation here in Tianna."You turn to Amata, and she nods silently. >Tianna will be just something ruled by me and Amata.>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit.>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.>(other?)
Rolled 2>>31624165>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit.>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.
Rolled 6>>31624165>>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit."But to be clear this is still Amata's and my gig."
Rolled 5>>31624165>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit.
Rolled 7>>31624165>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit and helping them in return
Rolled 1>>31624165>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.
Rolled 2>>31624165>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit.IF AMATA IS FINE WITH IT
>>31624165> Sounds good for. Let's not get overly ambitious though.
Rolled 1>>31624165Aata is queen.And solar ruled? nah. Solar friendly. Solars face no prejudice here but lets not go and make this from the get go a magnet for everyone who wants to destroy solars start here sign.Solars, lunars and even terrestrials can get jobs according to their willingnes to get it done and availability like everyone else.Lets look like a right oportunistic entity that does not care about all that.This way we avoid the conotations of Realm Smash and the end of the first age and all that...
Rolled 7>>31624165>>(other?)Amata, what do you think?
Rolled 2>>31624240>You turn to Amata, and she nods silently.Does no one ever read the update before asking these questions?
>>31624165That depends a lot on the Solars in question. If they're more people like Mikahil here, then sure.We do need to make sure each other doesn't start going First Age, though.
Rolled 8>>31624263See >>31624264
Rolled 2>>31624165>Tianna will be just something ruled by me and Amata.Can we really team up with him if we don't know what his goals are?
Rolled 10>>31624165>>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.
Rolled 6>>31624165This is Amata's kingdom, ruled by the house of Tia Tianna. We're not having Solars rule it. But a perfect circle would be welcome, at any rate.
Rolled 1>>31624306Indeed.Lets not attract Solars that would actauly fit the label Usurper or other such things.We are not going with Solar ruled nation. Lets go with a safehaven.
Rolled 6>>31624306Isn't it Tai Tiannaalso, +1
Rolled 2>>31624165>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.Since Amata seems to be in favor of it
Rolled 7>>31624260>>31624306>>31624342I like these, I don't want to take Amata's kingdom away from her, even if she says she's okay with it, were not, I'm totally not suspicious of UMIs either, we can make a safe haven where Solars can stay and we'll help them if they'll help us, but Tianna is ours
Rolled 4>>31624342We could form the Circle in Tianna, and once we reconquer Gem (and will be much more powerful by then), we can start talking about a Solar-ruled empire?
Rolled 10>>31624375Why is /tg/ never willing to take any risks?
Rolled 7>>31624165>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.
Rolled 9>>31624342Yeah, Maka probably has a pretty big problem with usurpers in general - just on the principle of the thing. She would never want Amata's family to go through anything like what hers already has.
>>31624402We're not unwilling to take risks, we're unwilling to screw over our friends.
Rolled 1>>31624165We're not going to hand out leadership positions to solars just because their solars. Of course, they're Solars, they should be able to earn it easily.
Rolled 2>>31624165>This is the starting point of a new empire, then.Amata says she's okay with itBut if we find out she's been UMId were gonna go fuck up Mikahil
Rolled 5>>31624453How is it screwing her over when she has already okay'd it?
Rolled 9>>31624451>Yeah, Maka probably has a pretty big problem with usurpers in general - just on the principle of the thing. She would never want Amata's family to go through anything like what hers already has.Yes this, this is super big>>31624165>I don't mind having other Solars helping out a bit.
Rolled 7>>31624402There's a difference between taking risks and fucking over your closest ally and fiance by doing something that feels far too similar to what ended with your own family being sold into slavery to be comfortable. Consider Maka's personal history and intimacies for a moment.
"...I have nothing against the idea of a Circle, and it could be a good first step towards a world where the Solars have a place and a role in it. Actually, it IS a good idea. Together we'll be able to accomplish much more than separately. And maybe this will be the seed from which a new Realm will be born. Hopefully a better one."He nods."But one thing needs to be clear. I'm going to say it to you, but I'll repeat this to whoever asks: Tianna has two queens. Me and Amata." You glance sideways at Tia. "...And I guess Tia since, well, we WILL be married as well. But that's it. Whoever wants my help or wants to be a part of Tianna will first have to accept that."He nods. "Perfectly understandable. I don't really have any interest in ruling anything, actually. Tianna is yours, girls."That's a good question to ask. "...So what interest do you have?" You wonder. "What are you in all this for?"He smiles. "I'll tell you later when we'll be alone." He says prudently. "Nor now, what you say we go and I introduce my friend to you?"[Session end]2 XP (Base)1 XP (Deal with the Water Court)
Rolled 8>>31624375INDEED!>>31624402Brecause we were told by divine Unconquerd Sun to show Creation JUSTICE!Would it be just to swipe Amatas and our Kingdoms from under our feet? You will not we have been fighting hostis humanis generis and have been reforming them if we could.We did not take over Tianna or something the like.We cannot stand by and let Solars run roughshod. We were told to show JUSTICE! and JUSTICE cares not if you are Solar, Lunar, Mortal or Fairfolk. the justice of our boot will find you!
Rolled 3>>31624471It was unclear which points, exactly, were being okayed. A nod is not the same thing as say, "Yes, remove my family from the position of power we've had for centuries and generations." it just means she supports the idea of us forming a circle. Don't assume any more than that without her actually saying so.
Rolled 9>>31624499How much experience are we up to?
Rolled 10>>31624499Noice, you tell MakaWe are now at 8XPEnough for raising our three lower stats, which we never need to do now that we have an Eclipse and a Twilight to take up our slack here, or get a new Zenith charm, or bank it for something else
Available charms are:Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (1 Ess. A performance you give causes anyone seeing it to instantly gain a positive feeling for you (love, respect, starry-eyed admiration, etc))Respect-Commanding Attitude (1 Ess, Scene. Interrupts everyone and anything going on, in order to deliver a statement that will be heard)Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)Phantom-Conjuring Performance (Perm. can fashion phantasmagorical images and sounds from your own Anima) Also a lot of your social backgrounds are now capped at your Social score. You might want to consider increasing it if you plan on letting your backgrounds grow.
Rolled 3>>31624579Mikahil and Valeriana's arrivals change things. With them around we do not have to focus on Eclispe and Twilight anymore, and we can focus on raising Zenith and Social skills, with maybe a bit of Dawn and Night.What do you guys think?
Rolled 9>>31624579I want to just keep saving for now. If social caps our backgrounds, we're at our current max for many of the ones we want to grow.
Rolled 1>>31624579How about we bank it and see what we can get next session
Rolled 7>>31624499Thanks for the thread EF, I'll let the more savvy anons deal with the voting and xp allocation, any idea when next thread will be?
Rolled 8>>31624579Thanks as always for the thread EF
>>31624579Save the points, I want another dot in something. Whether it winds up being social, or if maka opens a book for the first time in her life is up in the air.Also, glad to see that we continue the tradition of specializing in sex and violence.
Rolled 4>>31624623Eh, we'll still want to get that basic dice- adder Eclipse charm for leadership. But yeah, aside from that, more Social should probably be our next stop.
Rolled 2>>31624579Yeah, I like the idea of bumping Social to improve background.
Rolled 10Watch out for this Dawn Caste Solar. Her name is LytaShe wants to kill all dragonblooded, also she's been going around killing people who don't join her. Just showing an example of a bad solar.
>>31624579Oh, I hadn't realized they can be capped. Are there any additional backgrounds we don't have yet have? Like a henchmen background for essence wielding followers or something.
Rolled 2>>31624648>>31624653I'm up for either Social or Mental, we could get Mental sooner, with it giving us an extra essence, but I know well be making more use of Social, but that'll take 2 or 3 sessions to get 15 xp before we can buy it
Rolled 1>>31624668Well, we still need Backing and Face/Reputation.
Rolled 2>>31624688We've hit the cap on most of our backgrounds. We really need to raise Social for that reason alone.
>>31624630>Thanks for the thread EF, I'll let the more savvy anons deal with the voting and xp allocation, any idea when next thread will be?Not sure, sorry. I'm a bit in a pinch right now and I won't be able to post threads as often as I have up to now. If I could plan them, I'd tell you, but right now, I have to take every day as it comes.>>31624668Followers background includes both extras and heroic mortals.
Rolled 3>>31624668I could see us having a Contact background from people we knew in Gem
>>31624719>Followers background includes both extras and heroic mortals.would people like Zareen, a DB subordinate, be under allies or followers?
>>31624746Allies, and you're already past the limit of what an Allies 3 background is if you think about it. With a few words, you can effectively summon a LOT of firepower from your vast harem of essence-users.
Rolled 7>>31624719>Not sure, sorry. I'm a bit in a pinch right now and I won't be able to post threads as often as I have up to now. If I could plan them, I'd tell you, but right now, I have to take every day as it comes.Well good luck and keep us updated on twitter, thats what you have it for
Rolled 10>>31624768Can we pick up any special charms pertaining to our bond with our Lunar Mate the way Tia has one for caring for us?
>>31624768True, and we also effectively have a very high backing due to our position as effective queen. And followers and resources a 5+ in some ways for the same reasons. Of course, the problem is that exalts can acquire resources and followers 6 or more pretty easily.
Rolled 9>>31624768>A full circle of Dragon blooded>a Lunar>a noble Fae>Two gods>An entire court of water elementals>and now an Eclipse and a TwilightIf a Wyld Hunt shows up we will absolutely fuck them up
Rolled 7>>31624814We also have two more Lunar allies who at one time were a full circle with our mate.
Rolled 10>>31624768If it's not too much trouble do you think you can start giving us a few hours heads up on twitter before you actually start a thread?
Rolled 4>>31624623I still want the twilight Cham that lets us train nonphysical skills
>>31624794That's because many Lunar powers are specifically designed towards "protecting [something]". It's how Lunars are built. Lunars have some similar charms, but are more geared towards general ideas, ideals and concepts.Also, the Lunar Mate system is a one-way link that goes from the lunar to the solar, there's no connection going the other way. At least, none that is enforced by the link.
Rolled 6>>31624844I had completely forgotten about Talon and ZaanAbsolutely completely fuck that wyld hunt, like they have no clue god damn
>>31624856I'll do it if I can, but I can't promise anything.
Rolled 4>>31624880I understand, still thanks for trying anyway
>>31624814Yea. Although by the time the Wyld hunt comes to us there might be some bronze faction sidereals in there. Good thing that the head of the convection of water (that's the Sidereal's HQ in the west) has forbidden the Sidereal's that work there from joining in the Wyld hunt. But then again. EF's setting could be different.
Rolled 2>>31624858Right, so, is there some way we could invent a charm that lets us make the link mutual, and then use it for something? Yes, I am suggesting inventing a custom charm that causes the same musical bond towards Tia that she feels towards us.
>>31624814It's basically too late for the Wyld Hunt to effectively take us down without completely destabilizing the country, yes.
Rolled 6>>31624877To be fair, if they being airships and soulbreaker orbs, we're still fucked, and we're increasingly becoming a high-priority target who justifies that kind of response. Remember, their main advantage is infrastructure. They can afford the magitech, troops, and resources necessary to glass the whole damn island if we provoke them hard enough.
>>31624909Considering how much it overrides Tia's thought processes and decision-making this may not be the best idea for an even-handed ruler of nations.
>>31624935And how many soulbreaker orbs do they have? The Realm has neither the know-how nor the infrastructure to replace those, and with the Empress gone they're not going to have an easy time actually trying to use one. No Great House is going to trust any other to use that kind of power
Rolled 2I just realized now that Mikahil is back he could totally lead the charge when we go fight the Lintha Devil ship>those Sail charms
Rolled 6>>31624926Then I want to do that. What do you guys think? Make Tia's Bond mutual add the foundation for a bunch of cool new teamwork/bond/family charms? I love the idea of turning the bond into something that lets us share charm effects and essence with each other. So romantic.
Rolled 1>>31624935>>31624959Soulbreaker Orbs?
Rolled 4>>31624977That sounds like something to put in place during the ceremony of our Super-Wedding.
>>31624986The Exalted setting equivalent of a magical nuclear weapon.Does what the name says.
Rolled 9>>31624986WMDs. They break the soul of everyone in range when they go off, killing them instantly and painlessly. No save. No resistance.
Rolled 8>>31624977You seem to forget just how STRONG Tia's bond to us is, go reread the thread we played as her and check how many times we had to vote not to abandon our plans and go running back to Maka, giving Maka something like that would only cause trouble
Rolled 4>>31624994>That sounds like something to put in place during the ceremony of our Super-Wedding.yeah, I'll second that as our 'wedding rings'
Rolled 3>>31624994Oh that sounds good, but only if our thoughts are not overridden by the link like Tia gives the impression of>>31625057well we don't know if that was the bond or just Tia
>>31624977Maybe, but remember how fucking strong her bond is, if this were canon she sure as shit would have a 5 dot bond, remember how she was when she first met us?She fucked us in a gory alley and then cried on top of us, it's something to think about, but let's not just jump straight to it
Rolled 3>>31625057Worth it, I think, for a balanced super-marriage with a bunch of sun-and-moon teamwork/bond charms. Think of how cool being able to share personal buffs with each other because of our perfect books world be. But it's something for a later date, at any rate.
Rolled 5>>31625102I'd be totally all for it to be our wedding 'rings' like >>31624994 suggestsbut only if we actually know the side effects which we don't