You are Shax Bonemurdered, and your head really hurts!>CURRENT ADVENTURE PARTY: http://pastebin.com/tZ3saVGK>ABILITY TREE: http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vP>CHARACTER Point: 1>I'm the boss! Points: 0>20/48 BtB exp>12/48 MSiF exp>28/40 CyRCTHaM exp>15/16 FMMM exp, 2/2 Tidal Points>Something bars your progress...When the dull throbbing in your brain slowly fades, you finally crack open your eyes, and find yourself somewehre entirely unfamiliar. Warm, gentle waves wash over you as you lay face open in a shallow body of water. Tiny fish nibble at your fingers, and quickly swim away as you sit up. Where the heck are you?A massive pulsing sun hangs in the sky, burning uncomfortably bright. Hazy shapes move around all around you, scattering the crystal clear water about with their massive apendages. A chair stands before you, partly submerged and carved from stone. Beside it is an indistinguishable shape."Hello, Shax," it's rumbling baritone addresses you, "I was wondering when you'd get here."You rub the bridge of your nose. Everything is so dang bright. "Hi. Who are you and also where am I?" That seems those seem the most pressing questions."I am the castellan of the Glimmering Fields, one of the Pillars of Light. You are here because you have contested ownership of this place. I say contested, however, you are the only individual here. Therefore the throne, if you so desire it, is yours." The vague shape seems to gesture to it.Agh, your head hurts so much. And the dude just keeps talking in his loud voice. "Why would I want a dumb rock chair in an ocean that isn't even real?"There is a moment of silence. "I thought the benefits would be obvious.""They aren't." Who does this guy think you are?
"Very well. Though we have never had a goblinoid ruler before, the Glimmering Fields would fall under your domain. Your very presence in the material realm would influence your surroundings, shaping them more to your subconscious will. In addition, you will be able to use the astral pearls native to this world as magical catalysts on the prime plane." He says, matter of factly."Okay, that's neat. So what does any of that mean?" Seriously, he's gonna need to break this down for you. The castellan sighs, and explains it to you:If you claim the throne, you will exert a base influence on your surroundings. This influence is known as your 'domain'. In addition, you will be able to use astral pearls to execute magical rituals.If you destroy the throne, you will destabilize the Plane of Light by eradicating one if its pillars. It is unknown how this will effect the world. What is certain, however, is that it will create a void where this realm would have previously existed. There is no knowing what will fill that void.>Alright, so I'll just sit in your dumb chair and get super powers. Done deal.>My job is to wreck things up. I don't have time for your dumb magical games. Sorry!
>>31664103>Alright, so I'll just sit in your dumb chair and get super powers. Done deal.Sounds good.
>>31664103>Alright, so I'll just sit in your dumb chair and get super powers. Done deal.
>>31664103>Alright, so I'll just sit in your dumb chair and get super powers. Done deal.If we were going to wreck this we wouldn't have drank from the goblet in the first place.
>>31664103>>Alright, so I'll just sit in your dumb chair and get super powers. Done deal.
You've still got your Log Horizon quest name on, Chief.
>>31664085>Altars give s'ord expI want them all
>>31664184Whoops! You can tell how often I post on 4chan.Anyway. Writing!
>>31664103Is this a small throne, a medium throne or a big ass throne?
>>31664103>My job is to wreck things up. I don't have time for your dumb magical games. Sorry!I kinda want to see this potential void.
>>31664103>>Alright, so I'll just sit in your dumb chair and get super powers. Done deal.It's a chair, it'll definitely be more comfortable than the ground.
>>31664103>>My job is to wreck things up. I don't have time for your dumb magical games. Sorry!Well i am late but i will vote either way. Only magic we need is sword magic.
>>31664103>Agree and get superpowers
Braced and preparing for supershax
>>31664444I hope we get a magical girl costume!
>>31664475I hope this throne has a sweet effect or gives a golem or something. Actually since we killed the golems what is stopping some scrub coming in and stealing our throne?
>>31664475We really just need a fancy hat, though, our clothes are already the most styling clothes ever.
>>31664475MGNQ pls go. If we get superpowers, then it's got to be something that makes us look cool.
>>31664523And come with a free grappling hook.
>>31664516The fact that we already claimed it might make it impossible for them to drink from the goblet anymore.And if they do, we'll probably be sent back to this weird dimension to beat up whoever is contesting us for the throne.
>>31664550So we would be our own forest hunters covenant?
So can Shax cast Wish now if we get enough pearls?
inb4>we finish this quest>we return to the battlefield>all of our comrads are dead
>>31664621Nah, we left the guys most competent at running shit at the camp and that dark elf chick was also setting shit up.
>>31664621Well that's just too bad but we just have to go out and find more minions then. Nothing to do about it.
>>31664621>suddenly Ground Zeroes
>>31664728Played like a damn lute!
>>31664621If the only thing keeping those guys alive was Shax's leadership then I fear for the general competence of the people of this world.
>>31664103>More Dominions 4 referencesYou should pay /domg/ a visit over on /vg/ and play with us sometime, Cheif
You look around a bit. This place is super bright. You're not sure you want to rule over it or anything like that. But, you did come all the way out here just to see what the fuss is about. Sitting up, you brush off your legs and walk over to the throne."Alright. So all I gotta do is sit in this thing, and I'll get super powers? Sounds good." Up close, the chair is huge. A massive stone thing that doesn't look very comfortable at all."Well, I mean, there is more to it than tha-" You hope onto the chair, scooching over to one side. You aren't big enough to reach both armrests, so you just lean on one, and kick your legs while waiting for something to happen.A few minutes pass. "Okay, so what now? Where are my super pow-" A clanging noise is heard. The sky in the realm darkens until there is a cave over it, but the water still glows. Lining the walls are faintly glowing moss of all kind. The huge hazy shapes turn reptillian in shape, and the castellan body appears to be in flux. "Um. What's happening?""You're shaping the domain to suit you, Ascendant." His voice warbles as it slowly reaches some sorta nice motherly tone that you like way better. The hazy shapes keep shifting until they become large, crystal turtles. Way cool. Eventually the castellan's form beomces that of some sorta squid headed turtle man with a fish tail. Kinda creepy. "And I see my appearance has been decided... Oh well, now that you have wrested control of this domain, I grant unto you your monthly stipend of astral pearls. Use them wisely.">You receive three astral pearls! They're pretty.You hold one in your hand. It's perfectly round, and softly glimmers. You kinda wanna make jewelry out of it, somehow. "So, um, how do I use it?"The castellan bows, "It is simple. I can teach you."
"That sounds like it will take a long time, I'm kinda in a hurry." You do need to get back to your job, you know. "Do you got some sorta beginner's guide or somethin'?"Your manservant's tentacles writhe for a moment, "Oh. Uh, I guess..." His arms enter his shell, and you hear rustling around. "Ah, here we go. Here is a beginner's guide to Channeling your Divine Magic Via Catalysts of Your Own Design. It should prove enlightening." Neat!>You have learned five Divine Feats! Each feat consumes an astral pearl. These feats are:>Summon Glimmering Guardian Group - You can summon four huge crystal turtles to help defeat your enemies! Their existence is permanent, but they cannot travel far from their summoning spot.>Summon Mossy Habitat - You can create a cave structure filled with sweet glowing moss. This moss can feed you and any other goblinoid for at least a few months. This cave structure is made out of crystal. It is pretty conspicuous, but you can make a base near instantly with it.>Create Crystalline Spear - You can make a massive lance of crystal and launch it at a target.>Super Scrying Glass - You can create a crystal orb that will let you check out a place far away. Only one place though. A place you're thinking about when you make the orb.>Blindness - If something can see, you can blind it.That all seems pretty useful! "So, how do I learn more?"The turtle squid fish bows, "Simply arrive back in this realm, and I can give you further study aids.""Alright, and how do I do that?""You must use an Astral Pearl to teleport back to this realm. Alternatively, you can sit on the material equivalent to the throne." You oughta keep that in mind.>You learned: Recall - Glimmering Caves!That was a lot of stuff! "Okay, thanks. Now I'm going to go back home. See you.""Goodbye mistress."Your eyes snap open, and you're sitting on the chair back in the old cave. It's changed appearance to look like your new Glimmering Realm. Neat!
"Oh, hey boss." Fetidclaw waves at you. She's lounging on the ground. In some sort of leather bikini.You rub your temples, "Fetid, please put some more clothes on.""C'mon, Boss. I'm enjoying myself. This reincarnation thing ain't so bad, everyone should try it.""Fetid!""Alright, alright." Fetid walks over to Allonces, "So, you got anything I can wear?""Not anything in your, uh, size." The elf woman says in an annoyed voice.You clap your hands, "Stop mucking about! We got things to do. Now that we got no more lame lizard traitor with us, we don't have to worry bout skeletons. That ought make progress much faster." Brokagh spits, and looks up at you, "Progress to what, boss?" You've got plans!But what are they?>Keep going to Utalaga! You're a super boss now, let's stop the ritual.>Maybe we ought check out that temple from earlier.>Unlimited power! Let's hope over to Pythilius and see if we can't find out where other thrones and altars are.
>>31664836Seamom needs to step up her game.
>>31664812>squid headed turtle man with a fish tailAll of my favorites!
>>31664876>Keep going to Utalaga! You're a super boss now, let's stop the ritual.
>>31664876I hate rituals and they are terrible and you should really go stop it now.
>>31664876>Unlimited power! Let's hope over to Pythilius and see if we can't find out where other thrones and altars are.
>>31664876>Unlimited power! Let's hope over to Pythilius and see if we can't find out where other thrones and altars are.Yessss, power. Unlimited powerrr-->Keep going to Utalaga! You're a super boss now, let's stop the ritual.Oh, right. We should do that before they complete the ritual and maybe consume whatever the dragon lady wants in the process. But THEN power.
>>31664876>Unlimited power! Let's hope over to Pythilius and see if we can't find out where other thrones and altars are.I thought we already had a map with all the altars marked or something.We should scry the ritual location just to make sure we have time, though.
>>31664876>Unlimited power!Also, we still need to go to that flying snake temple and get us some new mounts. Now, you might say that counds as a detour, but I think it ought to speed things up quite a bit in the long run!
>>31664876Which one of these choices is the dragon lady's quest?I vote for that one.
>>31664876>>Keep going to Utalaga! You're a super boss now, let's stop the ritual.This seems urgent.
>>31664947>We should scry the ritual location just to make sure we have time, though.That's a pretty good idea.
>>31664876>Unlimited power! Let's hope over to Pythilius and see if we can't find out where other thrones and altars are.We can afford a little detour.
>>31664876>Stick to the plan, which was the fastest way visiting both the altars and ritual place. Hit the Altar on the way to the ritual site.
Don't we already know where the other altars are? And weren't we originally travelling along a path that would lead us to the ritual as we hit them?
>>31664876>>Keep going to Utalaga! You're a super boss now, let's stop the ritual.Sweet ass magic powers get. I just had an idea that if Fetidclaw didn't like his new form then maybe we could go back to the creepy mask guy to see if he could help him but he seems fine.
Can we stop the ritual and get all of the thrones on the way back?
>>31664876How'd you mess up the name again, Chief?>Maybe we ought check out that temple from earlier.
>>31664985Uhhh, I don't think we can. Probably better to stop it now and get power on return trip.
>>31665069Yeah, This whole trip has pretty much been a detour so far anyway.
>>31665032You know where the three Light altars are. Who knows what kinda other ones are out there.>>31665051Jeez, I dunno. 4chanX maybe. I guess it goes back to whatever you posted last when not using the inline posting.Anyway, writing!
>>31665000>>31665032Yes. Why are we changing now. It was said that two altars were on the route to the ritual site and we could hit the other one on the way back.
Can't we just scry the ritual spot to see if we need to go there right now or not?It would also serve as a means of scouting the place out and we could prepare an infiltration plan.
>>31665120Do you guys want to?
>>31665137Sure, why not.
>>31665137I'm cool with it.
>>31665137No. Doesn't worth the pearl. We are going there.
>>31665137No. Just head over there and get the job done.
>>31665137Let's not waste a pearl this soon.
>>31665137Nah lets just go already.
>>31665137Might as well. Oh by the way chief just how big are our new turtle friends?
>>31665221Maybe a little smaller than a T-Rex. More like an adolescent elephant, if that makes sense.Alright. Guess you'll not use it for now.
>>31665137Yes, it's exactly what the pearls are for.
So do we have some kind of environmental warping thing on top of the astral pearl divine feats or do we have to pay for that too?
>>31665285You sort of do. It works here, since the throne is a direct connection to your dominion, but outside of that you have to be in a spot for a loooooong time before caves start to rise out of the ground with glowy moss and shimmering water.
>>31665271>they can't travel farwhy you make me feel sad Chief? When can we get an upgrade that let us ride winged turtles that can sail gracefully over the clouds and waves alike.
I really hope we don't end up hoarding these pearls and never using our divine feats?How do we get more, anyway?
>>31665359This. We need to know how to replenish them.
We can get back to the altars after we deal with the main quest, right?
>>31665359>I really hope we don't end up hoarding these pearls and never using our divine feats?That's not happening. Not with us.
>>31665359>>31665380he said we get a monthly stipend of 3
>>31665324Or a turtle with a giant sword in its mouth.>>31665359according to castalen bro we get them monthly.
>>31665407>>31665419Wonder if we can increase the monthly stipend if we take more altars.
>>31665454well, he said that was the monthly stipend for that altarso obviously we'd get other stipends from the other altars.
>>31665454They each give three probably.
>>31665454Probably. That or we start to pick up other gems.
>>31665380We just captured a throne, and thrones have a magic gem income. Right now we have astral pearls, but I presume we'll be able to get the other kinds of gem in the future.
You yawn and stretch your arms. It has been a busy day, and you need to get a move on. Idly you wonder how the throne will protect itself while you're gone, and then you see a pair of shimmering guardian turtles rise out of the water.'oh fuck, more?' 'they just keep coming' 'can we get out of here now, please?'"Everybody calm down!" They all turn to look at you, "These guys are my new pets that I got just now. I'm something like their master or something. I dunno. These thrones are confusing." You walk over to one of the turtles and pat it on the nose. It isn't as soft as you think turtles are. Slowly moss grows over its face, and the whole thing is much softer. Rad! You can get used to this. "So don't worry, I got them under control. They're gonna sit here and guard my chair while we're out."Allonces gives you a weird look, "You sure you know what is going on here, boss?"You'd like to say nope, but it'd be a little embarrasing. "It's none of your business, Allonces! Anyway, they'll guard this place while we're out. So let's get back to business. We gotta stop that ritual." Your minions shrug and nod. Back to business!As you predicted, the lack of skeleton harassment makes the going much quicker, and with the help of Sitri's dryad friend, you quickly exit the swamp and enter the jungles of Utalaga. "According to your map," Fetid says, mouth full of some kinda root that she is chewing on, "We should be in the country of Utalaga now." She folds it back up and nods in a direction. "Which would explain the outposts I saw not far away. It is just a few guard towers. What do you wanna do about them?">I don't want no trouble. Let's just sneak past them.>What the heck. We're here to sack the city anyway, let's wreck them up, too!>No need to be mean. Let's be friendly. If we can get a diplomatic way into the ritual site our lives will be easier.
>>31665486Nah, different Thrones give different amounts, assuming we are operating on Dominions logic.
>>31665534>What the heck. We're here to sack the city anyway, let's wreck them up, too!I'm assuming with our new reality warping passive it's just about impossible to sneak.
>>31665534>What the heck. We're here to sack the city anyway, let's wreck them up, too!
>>31665534>I don't want no trouble. Let's just sneak past them.
>>31665581Our reality warping passive doesn't kick in unless we decide to camp out here for a week or two.
>>31665534>>No need to be mean. Let's be friendly. If we can get a diplomatic way into the ritual site our lives will be easier.Light is insidious with its way of making a goblin girl turn to the good side.
>>31665581Will the reality warping start affecting our party? Will Allonces turn into a goblin or fish person?
>>31665534>Let's wreck one of them and ask them questions. Like the place of ritual. Enemy's numbers and stuff. You know the kind the boss' always want to know.
>>31665396I don't see why we need to do so. Two of the thrones are on the way to the ritual sight, I believe?
>>31665534>sneakGo ninja, go ninja! GO!
>>31665622I don't know where you're getting that number from.>>31665647I dunno, depends on if she counts as surroundings.
>>31665685See: >>31665308I'm pulling the number out of my ass. But it's based on the fact that the environmental changes won't kick in unless we stick around for a loooong time.
>>31665665I think they are along our route back.>>31665639Diplomancing with the undead summoning dudes doesn't sound super good.
>>31665665There is one in Utalaga. And one that is to the south of where you are, and back towards Lanketh.>>31665622Nope, you won't change anyone who isn't a native of the Glimmering Plains.>>31665685Two or three weeks is a fair estimate. I don't have a hard number. It is a very gradual change, though, for certain. I'd probably say closer to two or three months, though.If you stay in a place long enough it will be connected to the Glimmering Plain and you can just have natural guardian turtles there.Regardless. Writing!
>>31665710>>31665731Ok, I know it didn't happen for a while, but I felt like it would give us some kind of noticeable aura.
>>31665731Shax Bonemurdered, claims one throne and already has better dominion powers than 90% of the gods in Dom 4.>>31665780Probably does if you are a priest or something.
>>31665731>>31665728Oh, well, that's fine then. We can just roll over and capture the thrones on our way back.
>>31665731Will capturing more thrones cause the process to speed up?Like a week?Also how many thrones are there? 3 total and we have one?
>>31666118There are 3 altars of this kind that we know.
Ya know I gotta wonder what it is whit Shax and turtles. I mean their cute and all but is that really all there is to it?
>>31666138Shax seems to have an unusual connection to sea life and sea related things in general.Maybe she's half some aquatic race.
>>31666138How will our turtles attack?Turtles aren't the most offensive of beings
>>31666138Uhhh fucking typos. Should not be questing with out having slept.
"Hmmmm," You close your eyes. You're going to have to fight your way out, probably, so you might as well fight your way in? "Is it something we can avoid on the way back out?"Fetidclaw shrugs. "It isn't a particularly large outpost. We can probably skip it if you wanted to." She raps a knuckle on the map, "Utalaga is a pretty big place. I doubt these guys will hit us up, even if we're burning down the countryside around us."With a nod you glance at the direction Fetid pointed out. "Alright. So here's what we'll do: Sneak past this one, smash any place big enough to be a problem on the way out." You're a raider. Let's just behave like this is a place to raid! You've got plenty of experience doing that.Sneaking past the outpost isn't much of a problem, but the jungle is making you all super sweaty. Everyone complains about the humidity. It is a big old grouch party in fact. You eventually happen upon an Utalagian patrol, and see that the people that live here wear basically nothing. You don't blame them, even as you kill them all. They weren't exactly tough. Everyone on this continent feels super weak, and it makes you wonder what the big deal with this place is?You bring this point up with Bearbreath, Brokagh, and Fetid around a campfire one night. Sitri said she was gonna go stargaze and write songs, and Allonces said she needed her beauty sleep.
>>31666159Have you ever played an action RPG with turtle monsters in it?They retract into their shells and become balls of spinning death.
>>31666159they bite like motherfuckers thoughimagine a giant turtle bitehow horrifying
>>31666157Half sea elf? Half mermaid? Half deep one?
>>31666159Your ignorance amazes me. You are dumber than the dumbest goblin in the Dumbheads Cave.
"Well, boss," Brokagh says, with a mouth full of salted meat, "That's the thing about this continent. The average person here isn't great, but the strong guys are all super powerful. You remember Reklatul? He was weak for a lizard guy, right? But he could still summon a bunch of super skeletons on a moment's notice."Fetid stretches out. She really seems to be enjoying her new body, "Magic is much more alive out here. So anyone who is a sorcerer tends to quickly find all sorts of ways to abuse their strength. Most people don't like this continent very much, because most people can't use magic." Fair point.Bearbreath grunts, and says nothing. His lynx walks over to where Fetidclaw is laying on her back, and the orc woman scracthes his neck, "To the point, tomorrow is going to be a fun day. There are two major spots we're not going to be able to avoid: Some sorta temple, and what looks like some sort of massive graveyard with a town built on it. We can get around one, but only if we hit the other.">Smash up the temple! Might as well see what the priests here are all about.>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez.
>>31666203Half aquatic goblin
>>31666207>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez.
>>31666207>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez.Lets go wreck some skellies!
>>31666207>>Smash up the temple! Might as well see what the priests here are all about.>>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez.Let's hit them both
>>31666207>Smash up the temple! Might as well see what the priests here are all about.
>>31666207>>Smash up the temple! Might as well see what the priests here are all about.>>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez.Raid leaders smash. We smash.
>>31666138I too wondered how this came to be.>>31666159When they are the size of an elephant they can probably find a way. Also have you seen what a turtles mouth can look like?
>>31666207>templeGeek the cleric, avoid undead
>>31666207>>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez.We are basically doing them a favor. Even goblins are not that uncivilized.
>>31666225Maybe we had a Naiad ancestor. Would help to explain who she is so damn cute at least.
>>31666266>>31666243TheseWe're supposed to hate the owners of this country tight? So we smash them up
>>31666207>Smash up the graveyard city! It is just unhygenic, jeez
>>31666287This is possible. There's defininately some non-goblin in her.And squid face is involved in that. Maybe we're the child of his pet? Not his child, obviously.
Alright! Writing time.
>>31666332Well we do want to make good time to this ritual place so hitting only one might be better.
>>31666207>>Smash up the temple! Might as well see what the priests here are all about.We already didn't destroy the altar even though we told the priest of that guy who sticks people in the ground that we would. So let's avoid messing up the place where they put people in the ground at least.
We have a ritual to stop and chairs to sit. And we gotta do it in a hurry because we need to turn back. Don't waste time on useless fights here.
>>31666422We are sitting in all the chairs before we leave.
I've never seen so many split decisions in OSW questgoers. Usually we're pretty unified. I think you're getting better with supplying choices, Chief.
>>31666541It is not the choices, it is the situation. Normmally we are relaxed as fuck going pretty much anywhere we feel like. Now we have a timetable but some anon still act like we alwyas do while others try to use time efficiently.
>>31666573So some Roleplay and others Rollplay.
>>31666597No? That is utterly unrelated to what i just said. They both roleplay, they just play it differently.
>>31666597I dont think anyone is rollplaying seeing as we have yet to even roll yet.
>>31666639Doing what the Character would do is Roleplaying.The Character would only do one of those. It's "Go and Do whatever the fuck she wants"
"Go to bed, dummies. We hit the graveyard tomorrow! They like dead people so much? We'll give them a lot more!" You chuckle to yourself. That was a good one.'Whatever. Night, boss.' 'Sure thing, boss.' 'What'd you say? I was eatin.'Maybe you need to figure out how to inspire them more.Regardless, you wake up bright and early. It has been a long time since you properly raided a town, so you're excited! "Everybody get up! We've got a raid to do, and we're going to do it proper!" You start your morning drills while shouting animatedly. Everyone groans and gets up slowly. Maybe they've learned bad habits out here in this lazy country?After you get everyone hustling and bustling, Fetid leads you over to the graveyard town. A quick inspection shows it is lightly guarded, though there are a ton of zombies. Like, a whole hell of a lot. "Hey, Fet, do you know if there are any priests out there?"Fetidclaw spits, and wipes her mouth with the back of her arm, "I don't know what they look like, to be honest. I guess I was expecting some kinda feathered headdress. I don't see anything out here like that." She's right. Nothing out here looks particularly priestly. Still, that is a lot of undead. Maybe they just live a gross life like this.Anyway, it doesn't look particularly well guarded. What's the plan?>Unleash the summons! You'll make some turtles, Bearbreath will summon some animals, and you'll roll over them with sheer numbers.>Stealthiness! Fet, Bear and his cat, Brokagh will sneak in. You, Sitri, and Allonces will slam into the perimeter while those three cause havoc inside.>Let's just take em out up front and personal. Raider style.>Some other plan?
Rolled 95>>31666688No actually they are both pretty legit way for Shax to act.>I don't give a shit. Let's go sightseeing!>Let's get this over with already and return to my raiding minions.
>>31666761We need Dark Goddess of VictoryAnd You Would Have A Dark Queen
>>31666761>>Let's just take em out up front and personal. Raider style.
Rolled 23>>31666761>Let's just take em out up front and personal. Raider style.Let's have some good ole' raidin' with good ole' fightan.
>>31666788We already have Dark Goddess.
>>31666761I like sneaky things and being a distraction!Let's not waste our pearls though.
>>31666761>Stealthiness! Fet, Bear and his cat, Brokagh will sneak in. You, Sitri, and Allonces will slam into the perimeter while those three cause havoc inside.May as well use our group's strengths.
>>31666761>summon Let's see what these things can do.
>>31666788We are working towards them anon. We don't get many Boss points out here with a small group though. We will get them after we return.
>>31666761Zombies can be pretty weak to fire and we're fire resistant.Let's set things on fire and jump in to wreck shit.
>>31666761>Stealthiness! Fet, Bear and his cat, Brokagh will sneak in. You, Sitri, and Allonces will slam into the perimeter while those three cause havoc inside
>>31666761>Unleash the summons! You'll make some turtles, Bearbreath will summon some animals, and you'll roll over them with sheer numbers.
>>31666761>>Let's just take em out up front and personal. Raider style.>>31666814>We already have Dark Goddess.This reminds me. We are stronger the more opponents there are, and there a shittons of weak opponents now. This should be fun. Lets just DEMOISH EVERYTHING.
>>31666761>>Let's just take em out up front and personal. Raider style.raiding is fun
>>31666863>>31666819>wasting our pearls>>31666761Just smash em up, we wreck standard zoms hardcore.
Man. We're never going to see another Boss point are we?We seem to just go on autopilot when it comes to attack plans.
>>31666945I don't think you understand. This is for SCIENCE.
Raider seems to have won. Let's get a d20 roll!>>31666961If you want it, come up with a fun plan!
Rolled 9>>31666983Shax got this.
Rolled 3>>31666983Chief don't forget our Goddess boost from the high number of opponents
Rolled 15>>31666983>If you want it, come up with a fun plan!I came up with the plans that got us that last boss point but I've been blanking ever since.
>>31667016A solid roll. Let's get to writing.
>>31667016I wanted to summon turtles and use them as mounts. We could ride Druidbro as he rides a turtle, using our massive sword to hit the enemies on the ground.
>>31667047I want to launch our turtles from catapults.
>>31667078I wonder if we can just throw the pearl and then summon turtles
>>31667047That isn't good. Not in the slightest.Besides, turtles are slow.>>31667078This would work in a nice seige for causing havoc.
>>31667078I want to mount catapults on turtles and use them as mobile artillery
>>31667108We Yugi-Oh now.
>>31667108That's actually a good idea.
>>31667108Would be good if the turtles weren't bound to a single area.
>>31667108I want the turtles to do that crazy spin attack thing giant turtles do in action RPGS and ride on top of it with our sword out.
>>31667108If we can ever unlock the Turtles' roaming function that would work.
>>31667192Yeah, that really makes them not very useful.
>>31667133I swear I didn't even know that was a thing.
>>31667202You can't ride something that rolls.
>>31667224It's up there with attacking the moon as one of the most bullshit strategies seen in the anime.
>>31667262Clearly you haven't played lost planet 2.
>>31667262Yes you can.
>>31667221They're permanent, take no maintenance or food, don't need to sleep, and are pretty strong. They make great guards. It's just Shax doesn't guard things. She smashes things other people are trying to guard.
>>31667296Nor do i want to.>>31667313No, you can't.
>>31667339Gonna need to get the roaming function for them.
>>31667221They are very useful actually.
You get closer to the town, raising your sword up and yelling a fierce warcry. Gotta get in the spirit of things! You hear the shouting from your loyal companion minions. It's been a while since you mounted a charge on basilisk back, and the undrebrush here isn't very conductive to it, so it is a bit of a mess. Bearbreath's lynx goes barrelling past you and assaults the nearest officer-looking person it sees, bearing it to the ground in a bloody mess. Almost as one unit, all the zombies turn to face it at once. Creepy.Crashing into the line of zombies, you take a few wild swings, cutting through them easily. This isn't so bad. Allonces gets in, and starts lancing things, using the dark chains from her hex to start hooking various zombies together, then using it as a giant flail to trip up others. Girl is inventive, you'll give her that.Sitri goes running in, tackling a guy with her shoulder, before whipping her sword out, and cutting him up the middle. She starts tooting on her horn, causing the various zombies around her to start writing in pain, before falling to the ground in a quivering mass. She winks at you, "I'm a priest, you know."Anytime someone looks like they are starting to rally the defenses, Fetidclaw takes them out with an arrow to the head. Breabreath is just wading through a tide of zombies in grizzly form, mauling anything that comes close, as Brokagh dashes between hordes of zombies, punching the skull off anything that looks dangerous. Just like we drew it up, boys.
Suddenly, a man with a solid golden helmet shows up, and people come running to him. With a wicked knife out, he starts cutting down his own allies, the blood swirling into a weird tentacle. "That guy's trouble!" You shout out, Fetid misses a few shots, and an ice lance from Bearbreath goes wide. You're not sure who can get to him fast enough.The blood pillar stretches out and slams into the remains of the zombies you've been fighting. A groan is heard, and a shape forms inside the crimson tide. A giant of corpses rises up with a roar. Oh jeez.What's the plan?>Spellcaster is priority! >>Brokagh, you're an assassin. Assassinate that guy while we take out the giant and the rest of the foot troops.>>Allonces, lance the dude with the knife to death, jeez, get to it you lazy elf!>>I'll handle Mr. Spellcaster personally!>Some other plan!
>>31667479Blood magic is so lame. Shax, go chop him.
>>31667479>>>Brokagh, you're an assassin. Assassinate that guy while we take out the giant and the rest of the foot troops.Brokagh is Mr. Reliable.We'll Solo the Giant.
>>31667479>>31667479>I'll handle Mr. Spellcaster personally!Crystaline Spear.
>>31667339>>31667381That's the advantage, though. If we ever need to guard something, the turtles make it so Shax doesn't have to stay to do it or leave anyone else to do it. Crystal turtle golems don't get bored like a goblin does, so they're perfect for that.
>>31667339You know what, this shouldn't even be a problem. We just need to ask Seamom to help us out. Turtles should fall under her field of expertise, right? And while we're at it, we could also try to take care of whatever is preventing us from gaining more FMMM.
>>31667507Oooh do this.
>>31667479>>Create Crystalline Spear - You can make a massive lance of crystal and launch it at a target.Let's try this one out on the MAgicman.
>>31667479>>Brokagh, you're an assassin. Assassinate that guy while we take out the giant and the rest of the foot troops.We can hack apart the giant easy enough I think. We can use Scuttle to cleave through a leg right at the get go.
>>31667479>Spellcaster is priority! >>Brokagh, you're an assassin. Assassinate that guy while we take out the giant and the rest of the foot troops.Have Fetidclaw also shoot some arrows at the spellcaster, it'll get his attention and hopefully give Brokagh a better chance to punch his face inside out.We'll deal with the giant, chop one of its ankles off, and someone should set it on fire. Fire solves everything.
>>31667479Let Sis Brokagh handle the caster.
>>31667563>>31667543>>31667542>>31667507You guys wanna waste our 3 per month on this scrub?
>>31667507For SCIENCE! Although maybe try to avoid smashing his helm.
Alright! Seems fun. Let's try it out.Writing.
>>31667594You just want to hoard our pearls and never use them anyway?
>>31667594Its only one and yes.
>>31667622What won?Please not wasting a pearl that we just got
>>31667657Don't kick up a stink.
>>31667594Yes i do. I want to try the cystal spear.
>>31667680It's just that there was some rampant samefagging going on, still is
>>31667657stop being such a wuss. This guy could pose a real threat if we fought him without using any specials, and it's a great opportunity to try out the new toy we just got.
>>31667720>Claims of samefaggingLet the butt hurt roll through you.
>>31667720Oh god, don't start. Because it looked like people were samefagging Brokagh to handle it too.
>>31667479>>31667506>>31667560>>31667565>>31667573>>31667629>>31667507>>31667542>>31667543>>31667563>>31667602TieFinal destination because serious samefagging for the spear
>>31667720Oh good old smafagging claims.
>>31667783No, quit crying samefag just because you're butthurt.
>>31667783>People in a quest disagree with me.>Must be samefagging
>>31667783One of those votes for Brokagh came after Chief started writing.Spear won.
>>31667843But within the ten minute voting period
>>31667874There is no 10 minute voting period. Chief called it before the vote came in.You're really bending over backwards to hoard one fucking pearl.
I miss the times we played with 5 people.
>>31667911We should be saving them for "Oh Shit!" moments
You don't have time to let him cast more magic! Besides don't you have super sweet god powers, now? "Hey, Brokagh?" You call out. He grunts as he roundhouse kicks a guy's head clean off. "Start heading to that priest. If this doesn't work, I want him down and out."You pull a pearl out from your pouch, and think of the instructions on how to use the crystal spear. You grit your teeth, concentrating on the pearl in your hand. "Uhh, boss?" You open your eyes. Where there used to be a pearl is an absolutely massive lance of clear, glimmering crystal. Oh, jeez. You lift up your hand, the spear floating slightly above it and pull back. You're not sure how you're supposed to throw this thing. I guess you just sorta throw it at the... Oh, there it goes. Super fast.The spear looks like it was in your hand one moment, and the next it is pinning the golden mask man to the ground through his chest, his arms dangling in the air uselessly. The fight seems to stop as every stares. A few seconds later a loud boom is heard, and everything gets dragged to where the spear is sticking out of the ground, with massive cracks forming in the ground.Brokagh is one of the few people who managed to stay standing upright, and he whistles appreciatively. "I think it worked, boss." He says idly, before stomping a zombie's skull out.>One astral spear is gone. You've got two left!Capitalizing on the chaos, a Sitri buffed up Bearbreath dissassembles the giant, who hadn't solidified completely since the priest's ritual didn't even have time to finish before you nailed him to the ground. The rest of the town is simple clean up.Congratulations!>Burn the place and keep moving! We gotta get to the ritual site before they get on guard.>Take your time looting the place. Some scouts might get away.
>>31667912Eh, playerbase has remained chill throughout even as it grows.There's just this one guy being an autist right now.
>>31667939>Burn the place and keep moving! We gotta get to the ritual site before they get on guard.
>>31667939>Burn the place and keep moving! We gotta get to the ritual site before they get on guard.But steal that guys helmet.
>>31667939Crap.>Skip the Looting!
>>31667939Typo, obviously. I meant to say pearl not spear. You've got spears as long as you've got pearls!
>>31667931We have 2 more. Also, they regen after a month.
>>31667939So what do we do with our two other spears?Each pearl gives us three spears right?
>>31667939So we have two spears left, or two pearls left that do other things?I might have misunderstood how they workWe have to do at least some looting, its traditional, but we probably shouldn't spend too long. Especially after a display like that.
>>31667931I disagree. We both voted and gave our opinions. Now kindly shut up please.
>>31667912The quest grows, buddy. I think I only count two or so people acting against how we collectively typically do. It'll all sort out soon enough, don't worry.>>31667939>Burn the place and keep moving! We gotta get to the ritual site before they get on guard.We've never intentionally let scouts or survivors get away, let's not start now.
>>31667939>Take your time looting the place. Some scouts might get away.Maybe there are some sidequests in the undead hive here.
>>31667939>Burn the place and keep moving! We gotta get to the ritual site before they get on guard.Quick check for loot obviously, grab anything interesting off the bodies, like the priest's mask, and anything out in the open. But don't lollygag.
>>31667939>>Burn the place and keep moving! We gotta get to the ritual site before they get on guard.Move on move one.
>>31668013>>31668014typotypotypotypotypotypo sorry! I knew it would be confusing!Writing.
>>31667939Damn nigga, that's some serious firepower.
>>31667720>Burn it to the groundWe don't have time to play around, yo!
>>31668304that was really fast
Can't keep a good goblin down
Allonces dangles a fabulous golden necklace across her necklace. It has several emeralds in it. "Hey, Shax, what do you think. Does it suit me?" Aggghhh! There is no way you're going to listen to her babble about what 'compliments her eyes' and 'oh shax this would just look adorable on you' or 'sitri don't you think this belt would be just fabulous across your waist'You put a hand around your mouth and shout, "Burn the place down! We ain't got time for goofin' off. Don't loot anything you can't grab while getting out of here!" Your minions pause in the mid-looting process and shrug before lighting torches and going through the process of leveling the town. In a few hours you're out and on the way towards the ritual site once more. It isn't far now, and you can probably get there before the news of your arrival does.Looking up, you can see a large swirl of dark clouds, that are absolutely out of place. They hang with an oppressive atmosphere, and it makes your skin crawl. And you're heading straight towards it. "Guessin' that's the ritual site, boss," Brokagh says. He picked up some sorta cool looking torc he's wearing on his arm, with a golden serpent eating its own tail. "Something on this scale is probably bad news."Bearbreath growls, "The animals are silent ahead. I don't like the smell of this place." Now that he mentioned it, there is an almost stale kind of odor hanging in the air as you get closer. It makes your skin crawl. You don't sleep too well that night.Before long, you end up near a giant golden temple. You don't see any obvious entrances. The clouds seem to coalesce outside this place.What's the plan, boss?>Break in by force! We'll smash open an entrance and run in.>Try to sneak in from the air! Breathbreath can carry us to the top.>Just fight your way through the door. How many of them can there be, anyway?
>>31668338Yeah, but it also kicked up a lot of noise. We need to move if we want to catch them before they notice something's up.
>>31668404>Try to sneak in from the air! Breathbreath can carry us to the top.
>>31668404>Try to sneak in from the air! Breathbreath can carry us to the top.Except instead of sneaking let's just crash through the ceiling.
Yes! moot can't stop this party!>>31668404>Try to sneak in from the air! Breathbreath can carry us to the top.
>>31668404>Try to sneak in from the air! Breathbreath can carry us to the top.He knew this was going to happen once he showed us his bird form. Also no helmet? nuts.
>>31668404>Break in by force! We'll smash open an entrance and run in.Best ritual disruption method.
>>31668452I kind of like the idea of an aerial bombardment.
>>31668404>Break in by force! We'll smash open an entrance and run in.Throw in surprises first, whatever we have as a flashbang in this setting.
>>31668456Aint no party like a shax party because a Shax party burns the place to the ground.
>>31668452We could summon a turtle or 3 on their roof
>>Break in by force! We'll smash open an entrance and run in.Is it finally time to show there's nothing our cutter cannot cuttle? Shax is a short-ranged artillery.
>>31668404>>Try to sneak in from the air! Breathbreath can carry us to the top.If we hadn't used that astral pearl, I would have suggested summoning turtles from the goddamn sky.
>>31668404Have Bearbreath fly us up. Then we'll spend a Tide point to chop the cieling/roof to pieces and crash into the place.
>>31668540We have two more, of course we're going to use a pearl here.
Don't we have that necklace that summons a wasp?
>>31668608didn't we take the chalice?
>>31668574So break in by collapsing the cieling on them?Sounds fun.
>>31668540Why not have Shax jump off and use her cutter to slice through the entire place and bury herself in the earth? That clingy god would like that.
>>31668637What does it do?
>>31668637What does that do again? Maybe we should use it now.
>>31668684>>31668678It dispels illusions.
>>31668678>>31668684Protection from illusions once a day if we drink from it.
>>31668608You got the truesight chalice. Also I can't run any longer tonight. I just wasn't gonna leave the thread hangin' like that!Anyway, thank you for playing! I really appreciate all the patience you had putting up with the wait and stuff. You guys are so chatty lately that I love it. I don't even care if you argue about stupid stuff, cause you talking at all makes me feel appreciated! And so I appreciate you guys and hope you all keep playing. I dunno when I can run again. I suspect Sunday, but who really knows with my schedule.I'm sorry that we lost an hour and a half of run time. It was probably more like three all together from the 4chan site problems. Hopefully we can have fun next time!I don't even got time to post exp. This is awful.
>>31668404MAybe we can check for illusions with the chalice?
>>31668740Goodnight, Chief. We just had bad luck today. Blame Australia.
>>31668740Thanks for the thread, Chief. See you next time.
>>31668740Thanks for running through the difficulties Chief. Gonna tell us about that secret project you mentioned on Twitter?
>>31664475>magical girlIf anyone is going to be a magical girl in this quest, it's Axe Girl. She's already into frilly dresses and talks about justice and stuff. Halfway there! Just need the magic part.
>>31668846Or Allonces. She'd make a good magical girl.
>>31668858Allonces is way too easily corruptible. She'd make a good evil magical girl.
Did anyone manage to loot a shirt for Fetidclaw? He's kind of creeping me out.
>>31668918Eh, just let him enjoy his fetish.
>>31668918It seems like we have shopping to do when we get back.A dark magical girl outfit for Allonces and some regular clothes for Fetid. And a hat for Shax!
So after this we hit up the other two altars and head back to dragon girl.How the hell is she going to react? She sent us here to test our resourcefulness and we come back halfway to Godhood.She'll either be really impressed or really paranoid of us getting more powerful than her.
>>31668953No need to force Allonces into it. She'll come up with something fabulous all by herself so people know all about what a great female mage/lancer she is.But we need that hat.
>>31669050I think she adores Shax too much to be paranoid thanks to that Like a Stray Cat perk.
>>31669050Shax gets shit done>Hey go run an errand in this country we don't like>I'm back! And I destabilized the entire continent and stole the power of their gods because of sidequests!
>>31669050God of some pile of shit continent. I'm not expecting dominion effects back home.
>>31669119I don't know. I'm pretty sure any evil overlord would be a little worried if they had a minion as impulsive, easily distracted, and quick at gaining power as Shax.It just doesn't sound like the kind of person that's always going to follow orders, you know?
>>31669195Well yeah. We do have abilities on the skill tree explicitly for disobeying orders.She's a cool dragon lady I"m more worried about the drow matriarch who probably will hate Allonces or somethingShe's Shax's to hate
>>31669195I hear you. Guess we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it and hope we can charm her if she seems alarmed.
>>31668740Darn. Well hope you have time to run again soon!
>>31669195Yeah. Shax has the kind of personality that makes it really hard to keep her under your thumb.As a matter of fact, I'd say that Shax is essentially going along with everything because she hasn't really got used to the idea of not being a low-level mook and hasn't developed any personal ambitions yet.
>>31669385One shudders to think of what will happen when she does. She's already had moments of dissatisfaction when raiding.
>>31669385As long as we don't start defying our betters for no reason. They need to actually do something against Shax before I want their shit kicked in.
>>31669448I don't expect Shax to defy her betters.I expect her to get distracted doing her own thing and forget she had betters to follow the orders of.
>>31669499Sidequests are love. Sidequests are life.How long have we been on this continent, anyway?
>>31669621It's seemed like months. You might as well rename this place Namek.
>>316696214 threads.>>31669662You have some serious patience problems.
>>31669662Really? I think we've only been here for, like, 3 or 4 threads? That's nothing.
>>31669764>>31669757I was partially joking.
>>31669757>4 threads.I meant how many days in-story. We're probably going to take our sweet time heading back to the ship.
>>31669809Yeah. There's no way people won't vote to look for the other thrones of light or whatever they're called. Hell, I'll vote for it.But we should remember that we got folks waiting for us back home. Not just the dragon lady, but the rest of our crew too.
>>31669809Let's see, we got here, hit up some temples, solved a crime, got drunk, and then headed out to find the ritual.I think 2 or 3 days passed while on this trip so 4 or 5 days total.
>>31669385Amusingly enough the best way to get Shax's loyalty is to just be nice to her, look at Squidface, one small investment of a pair of magical bracers and we'll pretty much always help the guy out if we can.And yeah, you can't keep Shax under your thumb that effectively, she's best used in an independent capacity, send her and her raid group behind enemy lines to wreak havok.
>>31669854They can wait a little longer if it means we can find some of the cooler sites. Maybe recruit some crazy dominions folk to take back with us now that lizardman is dead.
>>31669866It had to be longer then that. If I recall the Dragon Lady said we'd be away from our raid camp for about a month if we chose to do the mission. We've essentially crossed the continent by mount. I don't have a good sense of scale but Chief left the timeframe ambiguous enough that we may have been traveling for a week or so.
>>31670008>dragon lady treats Shax like a little sister>undying loyalty no matter how terrible her schemes are
>>31670008I don't think problems will arise from Shax herself but rather from paranoia and jealousy.Shax is frighteningly good at gaining power, amassing allies, and winning. And while this mostly happens just because Shax gets distracted with sidequests, any evil person thinking from the context of their usual mindset is going to seriously suspect Shax of trying to undermine their authority.
>>31670125Isn't gaining power exactly why dragon lady gave Shax this quest? She wants her stronger so she can be a champion.It takes someone awfully paranoid to get mad at someone for doing as they were ordered.
As for the OTHER evil leader, the drow lady getting mad at us was a given the moment we accepted her rival's patronage.
>>31670275Not at all.She sent Shax to collect an artifact for her and the reason why was to test her resourcefulness. She wanted to see how Shax would accomplish her goals with no resources or outside help outside of her few allies in a completely foreign and hostile location.No where did she ask her to become more powerful.I don't expect her to get mad at Shax but I'm pretty sure any leader with a sense of self preservation is going to feel a little nervous if one of their supposed low-level mooks keeps gaining ridiculous powerful and influence with such relative ease each time they look away.
>>31670390>"My master and I disagree. We have a larger view of things. And in it is where you come in. You've displayed a competence at commanding that frankly beggars belief. However, you're unrefined at best. My master sees much potential in you, which is why she comes with this offer: Leave the front lines and the raiding to your minions. See how they handle and develop without you for a bit." What! She wants you to stop being the boss? "My master wants to train you, enhance your abilities. She wants to send you on a quest to the Graveland Continent of Yselath. There you can find what she says is your destiny.">Uh, that place doesn't sound friendly at all, "Whattabout the campaign? Isn't it more important for me to be here with my group and smash up the adventurers? I haven't even taken out that many of them, and they're sure to defend the capital.">"And that is precisely why you need to train. Your troops, while admirable, don't have the potential you do. You can rise above the cattle and become a true force to be reckoned with. Don't you understand? It isn't just about the Plains of Manderlay. It is about what lies beyond. About who can hold the reins of an empire." Nope you don't understand that one bit.Sounds like she wants Shax stronger to me.
>>31670562Hmm, maybe.I don't really remember her mentioning that herself though, just that this was a test. It's very possible that the training mentioned was something that would happen after we passed.I just don't see why you'd send your minion off to ascend to godhood.
>>31670615>I don't really remember her mentioning that herself thoughHe quoted her directly. Those were her literal words. You don't have to remember it, he just reposted it because you didn't remember.>I just don't see why you'd send your minion off to ascend to godhood.So you have a minion that is also a god? Would you rather have a god as a minion or a goblin as a minion? seems like a pretty easy choice.
>>31670615Maybe she doesn't have any intention of ruling at all?Or maybe she intends to turn Shax into a dracomagus and ensure her loyalty that way. I'd definitely vote to accept that offer, she's great.
>>31670752That's not dragon girl. That's the chick with the rocking thighs that took over our camp.
>>31670791So? She speaks for dragon girl.
>>31670752The point is that a goblin will stay a minion while a god probably won't.Would you really take the risk of trying to keep a fucking god under control, especially one that's shown to be impulsive and easily distracted?
>>31670791The dragon lady lets out a low laugh, "Very nice, you may be seated then, Terror of the Manderlay Plains," She holds a fan in front of her mouth, and probably laughs some more. "We have business to discuss. I'm sure dear Zenma has told you that I have great plans for you?""Yep!" That's all there is to say on that subject, probably."...Good?" She is clearly trying her best to not get caught up in your pace. You're not sure she is succeeding.
>>31670832yea, it'd be worthgoblins are useless by comparison
>>31670832Sea Mom is impulsive and easily distracted. So are elementals. Most immortals probably!
Since apparently I'm not getting my point across.I'm not saying that dragon girl isn't trying to get us more powerful. I'm saying she probably wasn't expecting us to gain godhood in the process. I highly doubt she sent us out here expecting us to take over these altars.
>>31670864Shax has already shown herself to be useful, though.
>>31670895She did mention we'd find our destiny here. Ascending to godhood sounds like destiny-bait. It sounds like she's some shitty demigod anyway. Nothing compared to the real gods.
>>31670914Not as useful as god Shax.>>31670895Yeah I've gotten that, just been skirting around it. It's a risk, yeah, but I'm willing to take it.
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>>31672063That shit's cute.Sitri is still better, though.
>>31672170Sitri has magical cuteness that counts for 3/5 as much as normal cuteness.
>>31672063Not as good as Shax, but still one of my favorite characters.
Can someone repost Sitri.Sup/tg/ didn't save her pic for some reason.
>>31672250they're in the adventure group list, too