?You spent a day in the Three Rivers, visiting Tia and her new tribe, and then also paying a visit to Zaan and Talon, who has almost recovered from the mental scars of his struggle against Tarien Dorian. Together, you discussed a bit and decided that, in due time, the Three Rivers should be unified and joined with Tianna itself, with Tia as their chieftaness and Zaan and Talon to support her in doing so.Incidentally, you also discovered a strange vein of a metal alloy used in first age constructions in the soil of northern Tianna. You're not sure if this has any kind of deeper significance or higher meaning, but the words of Talon still echo in your mind."I can't put my fingers on it. But there's something weird about Tianna. Something wrong."Mikahil and Five Tails accompanied you at first, but then went separate ways. You're not sure where they are now, or what they're doing in the Three Rivers, but you're pretty certain that they can handle themselves.Still, this was a pleasant and useful break from the tension in Tianna, what with the Immaculates hanging around and so on.What should be your next move now?>Return to Tianna, focusing on the Immaculate problem.>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.>Return to Pearl directly.>Stay in the Three Rivers for a bit more.
>>32234795>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.Hopefully that monk's dreams haven't stopped and we gain a worthy adviser
>>32234795>>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.We need them trained for our fight. We can't delay it too much.
Rolled 7>>32234795>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.Hopefully the Immaculates have layed low since we did our super cool prayer before we left, fuck we left Pyre alone again didn't we?I wonder if Phoenix is still hanging around Tianna, I want a chance to talk to him if possible so we can tell him were going to save him
Rolled 10>>32234795Is that the most current stat sheet EF, I thought we had 6 XP?
Fuck, you're right.
>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, 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. But things are also looking up. You have gathered a lot of allies, have a powerful Manse under construction, and are unifying Tianna in a great nation under your overwhelming charisma.>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=zenith>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag
Rolled 8>>32234795Speaking of Pearl, how is that going, I know the manse is suppose to take a while to finish but have they set up housing and stuff yet for the city proper?
>>32235226According to what Mikahil told you, simple housing and facilities for the workers are in place. It's just wooden huts and simple stuff, for now. But it HAS been just like three weeks, after all.
>>32234795>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.
>>32234795>>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.Have others to accompany them. The way between Tianna and Pearl shouldn't be that dangerous.
Rolled 4>>32235330I honestly would rather wait until they were more properly set up before we start moving people, but if we do go we did promise to train Pyre a bit and we have to do a prayer with our cult when we do get to Pearl to help Valeriana change the manse aspect, so we should make the trip with our cult, make it a pilgrimage to our soon to be holy city
Rolled 4>>32234795>Return to Tianna, focusing on the Immaculate problem.
>>32234795>Return to Pearl directly.Eh, fuck it let's just go to Pearl
Rolled 7>>32234828forgot mah dice, this is what happens when we go without a thread for so long :S
Rolled 7>>32234795>Return to Pearl directly.Let's have Val tell us about what she's done to our manse
>>32235445And the God kicking boots.
Rolled 4>>32235474We'll probably get those somehow no matter where we go, but we need Val to tell us about how she pimped our manse
Rolled 8>>32234795>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.
...It's one of those votes, eh. I'll leave it open for a bit more. In the meanwhile, does anyone have any questions about anything that might've come up during your time spent with Tia, the other Lunars, or Mikahil and Five Tails? We're in sort-of-timeskip anyway.
Rolled 6>>32235557Not necessarily a question about that, but how long will a trip to Pearl take if we go with the cult?
Rolled 1>>32234795>Return to Tianna, focusing on the Immaculate problem.We sent Zareen and Five on the case. Have we received a report yet?
>>32234795>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.Get Pyre and her people to safety. Then>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.
Rolled 8>>32235584This. I'd like to talk with Valeriana, but I don't want to spend forever getting there.
>>32235557Silver pact. So far, we have 4 lunars here. Is is possible to get an idea of how many are active in this part of the west? And a estimation of non pact lunars. Also, can we ask for knowledge about the island's other gods. Gods of certain places, concepts, peoples etc.Also, will we need a dye job for the lintha battle?
Rolled 7>>32235592We did get one before, the immaculates are laying low, they're only here to scout us out, they're armed but they don't have troops or supplies, so they don't seem to be planning to attack us just yet
>>32235557I would like to know when my kangaroo-kaiju self-insert will show up as a lunar.Soon, right? I hope xir has a hunky solar mate.
Rolled 7>>32234795>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.Unless this will use up all our remaining time, in which case just>Return to Pearl directly.
>>32235646What if Pyre gets attacked again? One soldier can't hold off a mob.
Rolled 2>>32235688Then she should move in with us so we could keep a better eye on her
>>32235584From Tianna to Pearl, about three days of travel, since it would be a large group that doesn't travel light. (Moving on your own, a day. A lot less if you hitch a ride with Tia.)>>32235592Yes. they determined that their main base is, of course, at the Immaculate temple in town, though they probably have a number of safehouses and people willing to give them shelter if needed, in large enough number that it's improbable to map them all. They might be a smaller cult (right now), but they're a lot better organized.They include at least three dragon-blooded, of which two are certainly Immaculates. One of them wants to completely wipe heresy out in Tianna by force, the other urges him to keep calm. The two even came to blows once, but the aggressive one will probably not start anything until both the other DBs oppose him. Their mission seems to be mostly as scouts, to check the situation. They're armed, but not heavily, and don't have troops or supplies.>>32235622Talon knows of about other 6 pact Lunars. No idea on the non-pact ones.Additionally, Zaan has two friends from the western chapter of the Crossroads Society, a sort of informal fellowship of Lunar sorcerers.All of them are off-island, of course.As for gods, there's a lot of them, but none are especially powerful as far as they know. Dancing Smoke is the only unusually powerful god on the island that they know of.Dye? Maybe. It could help.
Rolled 9>>32235688Samuel was taking care of that problem for us, she should be guarded properly now.
Rolled 3>>32235701>but the aggressive one will probably not start anything until both the other DBs oppose him.Shouldn't that be "until both the other DBs support him"?
>>32235701Off island means non viable as allies...for now. But would it be possible to ask Talon and Zann to send out some feelers about help for the strike against the Lintha? Mutual enemies and what not.Of 8 lunars, asking them all and getting even 1 or 2 would be great.
Rolled 5>>32235701>From Tianna to Pearl, about three days of travel, since it would be a large group that doesn't travel light.Counting travel time to and from, that's 4 days, plus we'll probably spend at least one day to talk to Vale and conduct the prayer to help change the manse, plus whatever amount of time we spent in Three Rivers, we'll only lose about a week from our training time with the navy, about what we expectedI don't mind moving the cult to Pearl then, well, I'll miss Pyre a lot, we probably won't have a lot of time to see her if we move her
>>32235721...Yes, sorry.>>32235746Both Talon and Zaan say that they'll try, but it'll be hard to find anyone willing to do something that risky for nothing. Most of them will want something in exchange.
>>32234795>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.We need a useful army, if we delay it we increase any casualties we get
Rolled 9>>32234795>>Return to Tianna, and continue to train your forces like normal.let's not waste anymore time
>>32235779Most? Does that mean there's at least one charitable lunar out there? Wow, that's one more than i expected.
Rolled 2>>32234795>Return to Tianna just to accompany your cult to Pearl.It doesn't sound like it will take that long, and I really want to talk to Val
>>32235817Well,, they'll have to contact them to be sure.You bid goodbye to Zaan and Talon, and especially Tia who has an extremely hard time letting go of you, and return to Tianna on your own.The journey is tranquil and uneventful, and you go back to your busy schedule of training, together with admiral Rajan and your three captains. Meanwhile, their ships are almost completely modernized with the new ideas and sailing technologies developed by Valeriana.You're torn between keeping the training up and moving your followers to Pearl, so you decide to do just one more week in Tianna before you escort them to the new, developing city.Samiel is taking care of security. The atmosphere is tense, with soldiers scattered here and there keeping an eye on the fragile peace, and queen Amata desperately trying to keep religious violence from erupting."One of the emissaries from the Realm insisted to have an audience with me yesterday." She informs you as soon as you manage to see her. "A... firm but polite fellow. He seemed really concerned about me. Tried to talk me out of my promise of marriage, of course.""Really." You reply with a dry smile.She nods. "That you had brainwashed me. And you are a bad influence on my family and the entire kingdom. And that I should at the very least exile you.""Well, by Immaculate standards, he was being really kind. He didn't ask for my head on a pike, at least.""There's one of them who wants that. I haven't met with him, but I heard Zareen's reports. They have a network of spies. I'm fairly sure they have a list with name and address of every one who is part of your cult here in Tianna.""I wonder what they plan to do with that list." You say, ironically. Looks like your decision to move the cult to Pearl soon might be justified.(cont)
Rolled 5>>32235971>I'm fairly sure they have a list with name and address of every one who is part of your cult here in Tianna."Right, were totally moving everyone, so they haven't asked to speak with us, makes sense if they think were some brainwashing demon
"Splitting the communities to different corners of the island is a stopgap measure. It will alleviate tensions in the short term, but will make them worse in the long term." Amata muses, as politically insightful as ever. "I hope we can figure out some kind of solution by then.""...What would be your best-case scenario?" You wonder. "Because it doesn't sound like you care much about either of the two cults, if it weren't for me.""I want people to be free to worship anything and have any kind of belief in my kingdom, as long as it doesn't harm others." She replies. "But personally? Honestly, I don't favor one cult over any other. They're all either problems to be solved, pieces to make fit together, or tools to be used.""Politics." You reply.She nods. "What about you, Maka? Are you holding back because of me? What's your solution?">I'd love to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna. They're going to oppose everything we do together.>I'd like to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna, but I'm not going to go against your judgement in this.>I will go with your judgement. My personal opinions should not be a factor.>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We can find a way to keep them separate.>Other?
Rolled 9>>32236065>>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.
Rolled 2>>32236065>I'd like to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna, but I'm not going to go against your judgement in this.
Rolled 3>>32236065>I'd like to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna, but I'm not going to go against your judgement in this.
>>32236065>I'd like to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna, but I'm not going to go against your judgement in this.>I will go with your judgement. My personal opinions should not be a factor.
>>32236065>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.The idealistic route. Always.
Rolled 5>>32236065>I'd love to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna. They're going to oppose everything we do together.
Rolled 6>>32236065>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.I'm against outlawing a faith entirely, thats a slippery slope we don't want to trip on, but an individual we don't like? I'm totally fine with murdering the shit out of them if its justified.
Rolled 7>>32236065>>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.The faith makes life fairer for the little people. And outright forbidding it will only give them fuel to gather more support against us.
Rolled 3>>32236065>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.I don't mind them being here, but i just kinda wish they didn't think we were some super demon out to destroy the Creation
>>32236065I don't like the idea of outlawing faith but it does kind of inspire to hate, lynching, etc. Is there a "sort of outlaw" option?
Rolled 6>>32236065>I'd like to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna, but I'm not going to go against your judgement in this.mainly because>They're going to oppose everything we do together.but it's Amata's decision what we do here
Rolled 3>>32236065>I'd love to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna. They're going to oppose everything we do together.A huge part if their faith involves murdering us, our circle, and our Lunar allies. Yes it has redeeming factors, but that is NOT okay.
>>32236065>>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.Outlawing it would cause more problems than it would solve.
Rolled 2>>32236065>I'd like to make the Immaculate Faith outlawed in Tianna, but I'm not going to go against your judgement in this.I honestly want them gone, but I think that will only make the Realm pay more attention to us, for now I'm okay with having them around, but I want to do something about them eventually
Rolled 2>>32236065>I'd like to show that our faith is better than theirs. Outlawing won't have the desired effect; we need to humiliate them. Shame them and make them a laughing stock.
>>32236065>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.Religious tolerance, yo. Let's be first world about this.
Rolled 5>>32236065>>I agree. I don't want to outlaw their faith. We need to find a way to make them live together.
You sigh. "...I don't like them. Not one bit.""I think that's understandable." She consoles you. "They DO kind of want you dead and gone.""I agree with you, of course. Just outlawing them would be a bad choice, politically. No matter how much I want to do it." You ponder, troubled. "But letting them stay is like keeping a firedust barrel with a lit fuse in your living room.""A colorful but not entirely wrong metaphor." She nods. "...And I might just have an idea on how to defuse that barrel.""Oh?" You wonder."You're probably not going to like it."You sigh again. "One of your usual plans, right? And I guess that there's going to be a part of it you'll keep hidden from me as well?"She doesn't reply, just smiling innocently. "I'll have to... pull some strings as well. And I can't get you involved in that. Also, it will get the local Immaculates off our backs and under control, but it's not going to do anything for the Realm of the Wyld Hunt. It might make them even more pissed at us, actually.""What's the idea?" You give up, resigned."We make our own Immaculate Faith. With sexy Solars.">That's the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'm not going to do it.>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you need to to do?>*roll eyes*>(Other?)
Rolled 7>>32236241I like this last part actually
>>32236241Tell her to finish masturbating and then come up with a real idea.
>>32236241>(Other?)>That's either the most brilliant idea i've ever heard or the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Tell me more.
Rolled 3>>32236241>That's the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.Tia is going to faint right about now
>>32236241>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you need me to do?
Rolled 5>>32236241Seconding >>32236257Stupid or brilliant its our kind of plan, and it comes with the Tia stamp of approval already.
Rolled 10>>32236241>>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you need to to do?So, what, Immaculate faith except without the whole "Anathema" bit?Eh, that works.
Rolled 6>>32236241>>32236257[x] This.
>>32236241>>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'm not going to do it.That is seriously dumb.
Rolled 5>>32236241>>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you need to to do?FUCK IT LET'S DO IT
Rolled 6>>32236241>Yeah, that would get them pissed at us. Co-opting them is a good idea.
>>32236241Also tell Amata about the metal we found and ask her if there is anything we should know about Tianna that she is keeping from us.
Rolled 1>>32236241Maybe, there's a lot wrong about what the Faith believes, since it's mostly a Sidereal plot to make the DBs look like top dogs, I don't mind using them if it get's them off our back though
>>32236330Timing, Anon, timing. Not this conversation.Other than that, I would support that in a vote, but I doubt Amata will open up.Bitch be like a clam bake but yo she won't even open.
Rolled 1>>32236241seconding >>32236257 later when its more appropriate >>32236330
>>32236338You know that unironically saying "it's a sidereal plot," is literally the exalted version of shouting "THE JEWS DID IT!" right?Christ. The Immaculate Faith exists to keep the gods and the natural order in line. The fact that it deifies the dragon blooded is literally secondary.
>>32236338>>32236351The sidereals are blameless. The Dragonblooded did everything
Rolled 10>>32236241>That's the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.>>32236351But in this case it really WAS a Sidereal plot, well them and the Shogunate
>>32236344She was ready to open up, we told her to choose what she reveals at her own discretion.I don't mind her keeping secrets but she should share the relevant ones.
Rolled 1>>32236241>That's the most brilliant idea I've ever heard.Isn't a Solar Immaculate faith just a more martial version of the Cult of the Sun?
Rolled 4>>32236241>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you need to to do?I wonder what it involves. Are we just keeping the Immaculate faith except we are inserting solars at the top?
Rolled 5>>32236241>That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. What do you need to to do?
Rolled 3>>32236257>That's either the most brilliant idea i've ever heard or the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Tell me more.It's one of these at least
"...That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."She nods with a big grin."Tell me more." "There are places in Creation that have a version of the Immaculate Faith without Realm oversight. These splinter cults don't maintain Wyld Hunts, which are primarily a political instrument masqueraded as religious, and therefore superfluous in a version of the cult that is not under indirect political control." She explains. "Lookshy is a good example.""So you want to...""...detach the Tiannan Immaculate Cult from Realm control and oversight. That way, without their influence, we can shape it into a form that works better for our ends. Of course, the Realm will be mad at us, for losing a foothold in the west. But, at that point, their only choice will be outright military intervention.""A proper Wyld Hunt. Your bet is that they won't do it.""Oh, they will definitely do it sooner or later. I'm betting on the later. Time is in our favor here.""You're forgetting one thing." You try and keep up with her machinations. "They have monks here, Immaculates that came directly from the Realm to take control of the local branch of the faith. They're never going to let us do it."She points a finger at you. "That's where you come in.""Me?""We know that there's one of them loudly asking for your violent elimination. He's the first target. You'll have to find a way to start a fight with him while being in the right. It must be public and geared in such a way that it will make him seem the bad guy, even in the eyes of the Immaculates."You frown. That will be a lot harder than it sounds, you fear."Then, you beat him up, one-on-one, and don't kill him.""No?""Killing him would be an excuse for the Realm to rally and intervene. And he knows that. If he's fanatical enough, he might try and get killed against you on purpose, or use any sort of dirty trick to make you look like a violent murderer."That sounds even harder.(cont.)
I thought Lookshy had its own Wyld Hunt
Rolled 7>>32236526We have an actual wyld.
"At which point I can kick him off the island for breaking the public peace." She continues."What about the other Immaculates? There's at least two of them.""You seduce them.""...I'm sorry?""You seduce them." She replies, deadpan. "Either winning them over to our plan, getting them to pull out of Tianna, force them in a compromising position - being found in bed with a Solar would be really bad for their public image, of course it doesn't have to work out like that, it's just one idea - or, well, you'll have to improvise a solution.""You're making me sound like some expert seductress." You grumble."...Well, aren't you?" She asks, matter-of-factly."...As a mortal, I was a queen. I... I never had to work hard, or put any sort of effort, into having men and women at my feet.""Oh, please." She sighs. "You have more than enough in both experience and natural talent to make this work. You're not giving yourself nearly enough credit."You spend the next minute in silence, thinking about this outrageous plan.>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.>I think we need to change something... (what?)>I don't think it can work. (Proposal?)>(Other?)
>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.
Rolled 9>>32236553>>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.It plays to our strengths. Fighting, fucking, being awesome.Other people can do the thinking and subtlety.
Rolled 1>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.Having the Cult still be here would make the transition to the Solar-centered Immaculate Faith easier, seeing as some of them already worship us
Rolled 2>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.
Rolled 6>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.
Rolled 6>>32236553>getting them to pull outheh
Rolled 1>>32236583I've been think we should add Faith to our list of Specialties.The three Fs if you will
>>32236585Or if we fuck up (dohohoho), the backlash could get them all lynched.
>>32236553>>I don't think it can work. (Proposal?)Aren't we trying to not be such a slut? Maybe Zareen will do it...Or after we get the one dude kicked out we could get Mikahil to diplomance it.
>>32236553...but wouldn't that feed their secondary narrative that I'm a sex demon that has seduced you into my control?
Rolled 2>>32236608By "not be such a slut" we mean "don't sleep with half the city just for giggles" not "don't use our body for political/religious gain"... Would we sleep with half the city if it was for political/religious gain?
>>32236553>>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.
Rolled 2>>32236553We need to move fast. We still have to defeat the Lintha and I fear that if we wait to long we are going to wake up to find that all of our ships have been wrecked in port overnight. However on the other hand the Immaculates can incite an uprising in Tianna while we are out a sea figthing the Lintha >I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.Moving the Cult to Pearl will tip the Immaculates off
Rolled 2>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.I kinda wish we had enough time to buy HSDD before we go do this, but we're on a schedule
>>32236629Ta this point? Probably. By the end of this quest we'll have supplanted Venus.
Rolled 5>>32236553>>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.>>32236629I'd say we would, but I'm just one anon
Rolled 7>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.
>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.
Rolled 10>>32236553>other?"While I'm on board for immaculate skinship,how do I avoid the trap of being labeled a soul stealing succubus?"
Rolled 3>>32236648maybe we'll get it at the end of this session?It's zenith, so just 8 xp
Rolled 5>>32236553>>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.we don't want to give them time or any advance warning of our plans, i'm sure they have spies everywhere
Rolled 10>>32236646Actually, I think we could use the cult to provoke that one DB into attacking us>>32236648I'll change this to doing it right now
Rolled 5>>32236648>>32236666How about we Move the cult and lure the one Immaculate into a fight this time, buy HSDD at the end of the session, and then Seduce the other two next time.
Rolled 4>>32236553>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it once I moved the Cult to Pearl.Us moving our cult will make it easier to provoke the Immaculates while making them look like the bad guys
>>32236672This is not an institutional effort like the lintha war effort, this is a personal effort and planning between two people. Unless they literally have ears in the walls, they won't know about it.
Rolled 9>>32236733I'm sure they have spies in our cult, and I don't want to tip them off by moving them
Rolled 8>>32236743How would them knowing we're moving our cult tell them about Amata's plan to get rid of them? We already have plan's to move the cult anyway, and those plans are in no way a secret to anybody
Rolled 6>>32236553>>I think it can work, after all. I'll do it right now.Let them Cum.
>>32236743You know, i'm more worried about them going along with the move and sabotaging Pearl in some way.Consider one vote changed from after the move to right now.
Rolled 3>>32236553I have a plan. Recently the Immaculates have been bullying our guys. Find somebody who was beat up by them and get Pyre Spark to confront the aggressive guy in public while carrying the wounded guy (or even better, girl) next to her on her shoulder. Tell Pyre to get him to apologize. He probably won't do it and if he gets violent with her, we can step in and beat him up in public.We should do it right away.
Rolled 1>>32236709I actually think it'll be easier on us if we do it while our cult is here, remember we don't just have to provoke him we need the crowd to sympathize with us, if we move our cult before that we'll lose a lot of people that have our back
>>32236798No, we need even the other Immaculates to see their comrade in the wrong. Not just the crowd on our side.It has to be through and absolute.
Rolled 2>>32236798>>32236809Does anyone even have an idea as to how to provoke the Immaculates without coming across as an ass ourselves?That's why I want to move the cult. Us moving our follows to our new city away from immaculate aggression gives a an in that we can use to rile them up while still coming across as the good guy.
Rolled 8>>32236839>Does anyone even have an idea as to how to provoke the Immaculates without coming across as an ass ourselves?Public masturbation?
Rolled 7>>32236845Let's... keep that as plan B, okay?
Rolled 9>>32236553I Think there might be a possible flaw in this plan: What happens if the dissenting immaculate proves impossible to provoke? What if he's some kind of ultimate zen master with complete faith in his cause?
Rolled 3>>32236839See >>32236793The difficult part will be disguising ourselves and blending unnoticed into the crowd because otherwise he might not get violent in plain sight. This plan hinges on the DB being unhinged. We should try it at least to see how aggressive he is. I wish we had a charm that could goad him into fighting.
Rolled 2>>32236839Zareen could help us out here, either help subltey rile him up or play a victim we could help, if he attacks another Dragonblood the other monks might not be happy with him
>>32236866>>32236839>>32236852Sword and dagger routine, have us go at them all obvious and overt, then have Amata go behind their backs while they are distracted. As for how to provoke them...ask Amata? Haven't thought of anything yet.
Rolled 6>>32236852I played a game once where you are the head of a secret organization plotting over to take over the word. If the enemy leader proves too unmanipulative, too uncorruptible, too resistant to threats and too much of a pain in the ass, then you assassinate him.I am not suggesting that here. It is unlikely that the DB will be a paragon of Immaculate faith.
Rolled 7>>32236921He already got in a fight with another one of the monks, paragon of patience this man is not, he's probably fire aspect
Rolled 5>>32236932Our Fire Dragonblood is hotter.
Rolled 5>>32236887We could make him drunk and then have Pyre provoke him by praising our name in his vicinity.
>>32236839He already got in a fight with one of the other immaculates before, if Zareen could find out what that was about we could use that to provoke him into lashing out
Rolled 3>>32236921>>32236932Those are good points to consider. If I remember correctly, the west is something of a backwater for the immaculate faith. We better do some research on our mark before we do anything, possibly look into whether or not the realm has sent their best and brightest.
Rolled 3>>32236887We need to investigate them thoroughly for weaknesses. Information will be the key here.We should meet with Zareen and have her take on this.
Rolled 10>>32236793>>32236952I'm hesitant to put Pyre in the direct line of fire.
>>32236952Then you haven't solved the problem, only changed it to 'How do you get him drunk?'Come on guys, there has got to be a bastard with some serious sneaky chops around here somewhere...
Rolled 7>>32237001I think we need a little more information. Talking to Zareen would probably help
>>32236996Same here, if we have to use someone as bait let's use our ninja butler, if we choose to go that route at leastBut I do think we need to talk to Zareen, I'm so glad we sent her to spy on them
(Another one of "those votes")"...It's still a stupid plan, but it can work." You finally admit. "I'm undecided if I should do it right now, or once I moved my cult over to Pearl.""Well, moving the cult will definitely cause some kind of reaction from the Immaculates. I have no idea what. You might want to keep that in mind.""...I also have no idea how to provoke this guy to a fight without coming off as the bad guy myself."Amata thinks about it for a second. "From what Zareen told me? He's likely to jump at your throat as soon as he sees you, especially if he thinks he has an advantage of some kind. Taking you by surprise or anything like that. Only if you manage to find him while the other two aren't around, though. They seem to be there mostly to restrain him.""Can you do anything to keep them busy?""I can invite one to have another audience with me. The second will probably hold the fort. Zareen can try and lure the hothead outside, at that point."That's a sound plan. "I'm going to tell you something you're REALLY not going to like now. Take it as a suggestion."You sigh."Use Pyre Spark as a bait to lure him out.""I'm sorry?"She doesn't reply, but just looks at you, dead serious.>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.>It's risky, but it's our best chance. I'll do it.>Other?
Rolled 1>>32237091>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.nope
Rolled 9>>32237091>It's risky, but it's our best chance. I'll do it.
>>32237091>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.Guys, vote for when we do it as well.Pushing for 'do it now.'
Rolled 9>>32237091>OtherCould we have one of our Lunar Allies take her form as a body double? Does anyone of them have the knacks for that?
>>32237091>>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.She is a religious leader. Not a fighter or our servant.
Rolled 4>>32237091>>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.Suggestion is appreciated, but we're not going to roll with it.
Rolled 3>>32237091>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.lets use regis or millian, but not Pyre, and lets do this as fast as possible, get it over with so we can focus on the Lintha
>>32237091Maybe we could use Regis instead, he's been with us since we found him, they'll probably recognize him as being on our side, I'm more confortable using our Tiger Warrior butler as bait than our cute imouto priestess>>32237118If they can do it, I'm up for this
Rolled 1>>32237118I don't think any of them can do that without, y'know, killing her and eating her heart.
Rolled 7>>32237118could work. There's two knacks that both let you do that.One just needs a bit of her bloodthe other one needs them to have sex
Rolled 8>>32237143Sometimes, the Lunar Exalted don’t have time toperform a full blood hunt, or need to take a shape withoutkilling its owner. A Lunar can take on an animal’s (orhuman’s) shape without performing the sacred hunt so longas he gets a taste of its blood.
Rolled 7>>32237091>It's risky, but it's our best chance. I'll do it.But ONLY if Zareen can't get him to come out on her own, this is Plan B.
Rolled 3>>32237118Let's make this plan A. If they can't do it, we'll use Pyre as bait instead
Rolled 6>>32237118That would involve us trekking all the way back to Three Rivers, and I thought we wanted to do this now.
>>32237091>I'm not going to drag her in a fight between Exalted and have her risk her life.Because she would in a heartbeat if we asked her too, she would believe we could protect her without a shadow of a doubt and I don't think I could take her getting hurtLet's try Regis first, if we can't then we'll use Pyre,
Rolled 1>>32237129>>32237214Guys, Regis won't work. It's not the affiliation to us that matters (Even if it was, I doubt they know who Regis is), it's the fact the Pyre Spark is High Priestess of the Cult of the Sun on this island
I don't think Regis will work. They don't want Pyre Spark because of her affiliation with us. They want her for her leadership of our cult. Either use her as bait or don't - I don't think there's much of a workaround.
>>32237253>>32237276Yeah this is probably the case>It's risky, but it's our best chance. I'll do it.We have to absolutely make sure she doesn't get hurt
Rolled 9>>32237289way to contradict yourself there...
"...No. I don't want to let her risk her life like this." You reply.She shrugs. "I know. Any other idea?""...we have shapeshifters working with us." You point out. "We can ask Tia or... maybe Talon is better? To act as a body double.""Maybe. Can they?" She grins. "Well, we know a lot of interesting details on Tia's shapeshifting, but I don't know if she can do that without eating your cute little priestess' heart.""Not sure." You reply. "And I can't leave for so long as to go and grab a Lunar there. I can't interrupt the training mid-week. Or, well, I can, but it would go wasted.""I can send someone." She replies. "But... I also know that Immaculates train to spot shapeshifted Lunars.""...you think they'll be able to find her?"She shrugs. She has no idea.>send someone to call Tia or Talon.>I'll do it with the original Pyre.>I'll do it, without dragging Pyre in the middle."Not sure.
Rolled 8>>32237420>send someone to call Tia or Talon.
Rolled 6>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.
Rolled 7>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.fuark, now I want to spend the week training Pyre
>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.BUT DAMN IT, IF SHE GETS HURT, I'LL NEVER FORGIVE US.
Rolled 4>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.Unless Zareen thinks she can lure him out without Pyre's help.
>>32237420>>I'll do it, without dragging Pyre in the middle.The guy already wants to jump us. We just need to find a convenient time and place.
Rolled 10>>32237420>>I'll do it, without dragging Pyre in the middle.>I'll do it, without dragging Pyre in the middle.
>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.We can't risk them finding out, we'll just have to be careful, maybe spend a bit getting her a bit tougher, Phys or Zenith for ResistanceI might literally cry if something happens to her
Rolled 9>>32237470me too
>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.But only after we train the shit out of her, minimize the risks and all that.
Rolled 6>>32237453This. might be a good idea to buff Pyre before we do something this risky to her well being. It might also help to keep her in the dark to help with authenticity
>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.After training her up.
>>32237453>>32237489>>32237486If we're going to train her we'll have to delay the plan some
Rolled 3>>32237420Seconding >>32237453 & >>32237470 & >>32237486 & >>32237499Train her for a few days instead of our men, we can train them after the immaculates are dealt with
Rolled 8Won't training up Pyre interrupt our training of the pirates and delay it by a week?
>>32237515We can bring her to them and ask them if they're willing to sacrifice a bit of training time for this cute little priestess.
Rolled 9>>32237535We're only in town for a week before we move the Cult to Pearl
>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.She'll be able to take at least one attack without dying due to Damage cap. Thus she needs to gtfo once the fighting starts
Rolled 4>>32237463And for the other two DBs, should we get HSDD or TGP at all? It's going to take a while to build our EXP back up to get HTH or Social 5.
>>32237420>I'll do it with the original Pyre.
>>32237515Yes we could only train one group once a day, I don't think we'll have time to train her, especially if were going to do this now, and at most training her would only be insurance, we wouldn't want her taking a hit anyway, we just need to do our best and make sure nothing happens to her, she trust us after all
>>32237562>And for the other two DBs, should we get HSDD or TGP at all?Yeah, we should definitely get the new HSDD for this.
Rolled 9>>32237598EF modified it to be a super-sex charm, right? Or is that another charm altogether?
>>32237613Yeah, I think it doubles our 'social damage' for any social influence involving sex, seduction, or romance.
Rolled 4>>32237613It improves our social rolls in for purposes of seduction and "intimate" encounters.
>>32237613Yeah he changed it, I'm up for it since we still have to seduce the other two DBs after this, I just hope we'll have enough time to get HTH afterwords
>>32237623Its a +3 modifier to soc damage
"...I'll do it with the original Pyre. Tia is already busy with something really important up north, and Talon must rest." You reply. "I'll drop the crews for a week and focus the rest of the week on preparing her.""And then?" Amata asks you back."And then we'll spring the trap as we prepare to bring her people from Tianna to Pearl."She smiles dryly. "I'll wait for your signal, then."You say goodbye and leave, going to meet with the priestess in question. How should you handle this?>tell her everything.>don't tell her. If she asks questions, just ask her to trust you.>don't tell her. If she asks questions, lie.
>>32237661>don't tell her. If she asks questions, just ask her to trust you.
Rolled 7>>32237661>tell her everything.If we're going to have her risk her life for us, she should know why.
>>32237661>tell her everything.We're not sending her in this unprepared, and if she's against it we'll call it off and come up with something else
>>32237661>tell her everything.She'll volunteer happily either way to help us. No reason to leave her half-informed.
>>32237661>>tell her everything.
Rolled 10Addendum.If we do tell Pyre Spark, make sure to do so somewhere secure. I don't want this plan being overheard.
Rolled 6>>32237661>tell her everything.and then hug her telling her how much she means to usand then sexytiems!
>>32237661>tell her everything.And then tell her we're not going to let anything happen to her
>>32237661>don't tell her. If she asks questions, just ask her to trust you.She doesn't need to know the politics.
Rolled 8>>32237671>>32237678>>32237681>>32237685>>32237705Please put your dice on, people.>>32237689Sexytimes might actually be a good idea to calm her nerves, if she does get scared.
Rolled 5>>32237661>>32237687THIS THIS THIS.
Rolled 5>>32237708>Please put your dice on, people.Ah, right.
Rolled 9>>32237708Oh yeah, dice
Rolled 1>>32237661>don't tell her. If she asks questions, just ask her to trust you.If she gets too enthusiastic about what we're doing, she may do something reckless. Best to keep her in the dark as best we can.
Rolled 5>>32237661>don't tell her. If she asks questions, just ask her to trust you.Its a test of faith
Rolled 7>>32237661>don't tell her. If she asks questions, just ask her to trust you.
Rolled 5>>32237661>tell her everything.>>32237613I think it could be used for anything Erotic. Sex and Seduction were the examples given, but say, a dance done for non-seduction purposes might also work, provided we were making it as sexy as possible
Rolled 5>>32237661>tell her everything.That old adage about not making your subordinates do anything you wouldn't do can't really apply here, seeing as how we literally can do more than Pyre can.
Rolled 8>>32237687>>32237708>>32237722Pls let these rolls count, if we need them.>>32237661>tell her everything.
Rolled 3>>32237746The Charm in question>Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (Permanent. When being intimate or seductive, your social attacks can build or remove an extra +3 points of intimacy)
Rolled 1>>32237661>>tell her everything.
Rolled 6>>32237708>Sexytimes might actually be a good idea to calm her nerves, if she does get scared.We should at least give her a kiss
Rolled 1>>32237749Do we have a choice? It's our best option, and having Zareen extract her while we face the music makes it reasonably safe.
Rolled 9>>32237801At the very least we're going to hug the shit out of her and tell her we're going to protect her
Rolled 4The only problem with telling her is that if Pyre Spark might end up giving the game away by acting suspicious at the last minute.
Rolled 8How did Pyre Spark get into the worship of the UCS, anyways?
Rolled 9>>32237882She had a dream about a sunlit field of flowers
Rolled 7>>32237886did that field happen to be on top of two large gnolls? I mean Maka's tits
Rolled 10>>32237909Are you implying Maka has chest hair?
Rolled 1>>32237920I don't know *where* this metaphor is going anymore.
>>32237909>large gnolls?It's "knoll."
Rolled 10>>32237909It's a misspelling of knoll; a small hill
Rolled 6>>32237929CLEARLY what was being implied is that Pyre Spark want to see Maka's tits covered in nothing but flowers.
Rolled 5>>32237964Who wouldn't want that
Rolled 8>>32237987Unfortunate that since her ascension to Social 4, that picture is no longer entirely accurate.
Rolled 7>>32238022No picture on Earth is accurate. That's the thing about superhuman beauty.
You pay a visit to Pyre Spark, who welcomes you as enthusiastically as always, throwing herself at you screaming your name. "DIVINE MAKAAA! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WHAT HAPPENED? I MISSED YOU!"You briefly consider gently putting her down, but decide against it. It would be hard to peel her off you right now. Instead, you just explain her the situation, including your plans.You're not very surprised to hear that she wholeheartedly approves of e plan and want to take part in it. But she does say something surprising:"...Queen Amata is correct, you must not kill him, no matter what.""Pyre, that man probably wants to kill you." You remind her.She shakes her head, dangerously close, hanging from your neck with both arms. Damn, those eyes are hypnotic. "But... Even if he hurts me, if we want to keep the island from sinking into a civil war... He has to return to the Realm alive.""Let,s not worry about this. Nothing will happen to you. But... It's better if I train you a bit. Just to stay safe.""Oh! Ooh! Will you teach me martial arts? How to kick a waterfall upside down? Lightspeed blows? Awakening my Seventh Sense? The Phoenix Nightmare Fist?""...for now, let's start with some stretching, right? Let's not get too ahead of ourselves."(Cont.)
Rolled 10>>32238032Well it's really just about impossible proportions I thought, Like Jessica Rabbit kind of. No human could look like her, but you could still draw it.Really I just imagine her waist shrunk, her hips widened, and her breasts and ass got biggger, along with a few other cosmetic changes (facial structure, hair length, etc.)Also finding a picture of a dark skinned women with her breasts covered by flowers is harder than it should be
Rolled 9>>32238040>"Oh! Ooh! Will you teach me martial arts? How to kick a waterfall upside down? Lightspeed blows? Awakening my Seventh Sense? The Phoenix Nightmare Fist?"Has this girl been reading too much shonen manga?Also, have a male Maka.
Rolled 10>>32238040Too bad we can't teach her a CMA, Arms of the Unconquered Sun would be a great one for our priestess to learn
Rolled 4>>32238040>How to kick a waterfall upside down? Lightspeed blows? Awakening my Seventh Sense? The Phoenix Nightmare Fist?...god damn it, now we HAVE to teach her supernatural martial arts.
Rolled 1>>32238082Hey, that's pretty good!
>>32238082Something about the anatomy here deeply disturbs me. That torso...
Rolled 7>>32238088>Too bad we can't teach her a CMAI don't think there's a distinction between TMA and CMA in this quest. We just need to enlighten her essence.
Rolled 6>>32238088>>32238089Well if we get the Essence awakening charm she can learn Terrestrial Martial Arts, but to learn Celestial styles, she'd need to Exalt
Rolled 3>>32238082I always imagined maleMaka as Archer
Rolled 10>>32238113How about this?>>32238129An Archer is fine too.
Rolled 9>>32238124I don't think there's a distinction between TMA and CMA in this quest.Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, Exaltedfag. It's actually INCREDIBLY FUCKING IMPORTANT for us to know whether or not we could teach our Solar Hero techniques to our followers if we enlightened their essence.
Rolled 6>>32238088>>32238089First we need to learn one ourselves.Solar hero doesn't count.
>>32238139Mmmmmh>>32238129Archer looks fine.
Rolled 7>>32238141>Solar hero doesn't count.Why? In normal Exalted, every exalt type can learn the others' Hero styles.
>>32238140I seriously doubt they can learn solar hero style. That is, any dice adder Martail arts they learn probably start out at +1 or +2. They won't be as efficient as exalted charms.
Rolled 10>>32238141You can teach Solar Hero, just not it's extensions.I agree with >>32238088 about learning Arms of the Unconquered Sun though, and teaching it if we can
>>32237964What if we used little tiny fish crackers instead?
Rolled 4>>32238077I don't know about her tits and ass, but do you think this is accurate for her Social 4 face? Don't mind the ears, or the shading.
Rolled 2>>32238162I'm not willing to make an assumption one way or the other. EF has never ruled one way or the other whether TMA/CMA is a thing in his system. I'd prefer if he'd do so.
Rolled 8>>32238140If we can't teach CMA we could learn and teach Golden Janissary Style>>32238170Her dream was about flowers, that's what we should use.>>32238178Seems okay to me.
Rolled 4>>32238178Nah, that's just normal beautiful. Social 4 is beyond the scope of plastic surgery and makeup. It's airbrushed, 'Wait, you started as WHAT' perfection that would leave people staring in worldess awe as someone walked around a city in real life.
Rolled 4>>32238221>If we can't teach CMA we could learn and teach Golden Janissary StyleWe would need to find a tutor for that first. Can't learn anything other than your native Hero style without someone to teach you.I think Swallow knows Five Dragon Style, though. He might be able to teach us that.
Rolled 1I rather like the image of Maka reaching social 5 and becoming so inhumanly beautiful that the most accomplished mortal sculptor would burst into tears, for the simple fact there would no way to properly capture her beauty in stone.
To say that Pyre Spark takes "seriously" her training would be a huge understatement.Of course, a lot of the things she does are silly or superfluous, born from some kind of weird notions that you have to wonder where she managed to pick up. Like drinking eggs or meditating under waterfalls.Fortunately there aren't many waterfalls in Tianna, but that didn't stop her from looking for one.On the other hand, even after explaining her that all you can do is four hours every day, and thanks to your magic even just those four hours are as effective as a full month of training or more, she still insists to continue training past that time, because if you train eight hours in one day, then it'll count as one month and four hours, and it's four hours more than just "one month".Nevermind at you made up that "one month" figure up on the spot to explain your power to her better.You lose count of the number of times she faints or loses consciousness, and you have to actually force her to stop and rest to prevent the strain on her body from causing permanent damage.Getting her to sleep is even harder, and she will only sleep with you. She claims that it will help her learn faster.If it were anyone else? Obvious excuse to snuggle with you or feel you up. But with Pyre Spark, you're sure she actually BELIEVES that.You have some trouble keeping up with her, and you actually have a power to give you near-limitless endurance.A harrowing week ensues.Once you get past basic fitness and start teaching her actual combat, you wonder what kind of fighting you should focus on.>unarmed-style martial arts>a martial arts weapon, like nunchuks, staff, or chain>a traditional martial weapon style, like sword, sword-and-board or two swords>archery>thrown weapons, like knives or javelins>other?
Rolled 8>>32238248Yeah, Social 5 is the sort of beauty you need an Exalted sculptor and a block of pure jade/orichalcum to capture.
Rolled 2>>32238269>unarmed-style martial arts
Rolled 6>>32238269>unarmed-style martial artsPyre is super cute
Rolled 8>>32238269>unarmed-style martial artsWe will call her: Mini-Me
Rolled 6>>32238269>unarmed-style martial arts
Rolled 10>>32238269>unarmed-style martial arts>archeryA combination of these. We want, first and foremost, for her to be able to defend herself at a moment's notice without having to scramble for a weapon.But who doesn't want a temple priestess packing a bow with sacred arrows?
Rolled 6>>32238269>unarmed-style martial artsIt wouldn't be good to see a priestess of the unconquered sun armed, at least, not when the immaculates are around
>>32238269>unarmed-style martial artsIf it's meant to be a concealable self-defense thing, we'll want unarmed. The one thing you can't detect. Plus, it's something Maka does herself (sort of), so it'll be better for teaching.And it's the coolest kind of fighting style. But that did absolutely not influence my choice. No sirree.
Rolled 3>>32238310Makes sense.>>32238269>archery
>>32238269>unarmed-style martial arts
Rolled 7>>32238269>unarmed-style martial artsWe don't actually want her out fighting with us, this is just in case someone starts picking on her she can knock them the fuck outplus we can upgrade her to TMAs later
Rolled 10>>32238077So I can't find any good pictures of "dark skinned women with breasts covered by flowers". I'm certain they exist, I'm just apparently looking in the wrong place.I did however, find pictures for the next time we need a design for an an outfit other than our tabard, so not a total loss I guess.>>32238269>unarmed-style martial arts
Rolled 2>>32238269>a martial arts weapon, like nunchuks, staff, or chainA staffhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDr1MD2a1aM#t=193
Rolled 4>>32238373Would that count as a Heroic Mortal or genuine Exalt feat?
Rolled 8>>32238373at 3:25
Rolled 4>>32238269>unarmed-style martial artsAs a priest damn well should be.
Rolled 8>>32238400If it's something a person could hypothetically do without special effects, it something a heroic mortal can do. If it absolutely requires special effects, it requires charm use.
Rolled 4>>32238400The 3 master are Terrestrial martial artsThe harpists celestial martial artsThe hero at the end sidereal matial atrs I have the sneaking suspicion that pyre will do quite well at holding her own
Rolled 10>>32238459There's a scene at the beginning of the fight where one of the Three Masters punches a thug so hard he's teleported into a barrel thirty feet away.Is that still a TMA? And if so, can we learn it for future application?
Rolled 1>>32238459If she's an exalt, TTWT won't work and we'd notice.
Rolled 2>>32238501A rough guide to martial arts in exalted:A Terrestial martial artist can punch you so hard you fly through a wallA celestial martial artist can punch you so hard you explodeA sidereal martial artist can punch you so you turn into a kitten
>>32238561Wrong, A sidereal martial artist can punch you so hard that you are and have always been a duck.
Rolled 10>>32238561Terrestial: Break bricks and jump fences. Celestial : Break boulders and jump houses. Sidereal : Split souls and jump to heaven.
Rolled 5>>32238542>If she's an exalt, TTWT won't work and we'd notice.Really? Maka's a nice girl, but she's a bit slow sometimes
You put Pyre through a strict training. As she develops muscular strength and agility, you start with the moves, parries, footwork, punch and kick drills, sparring, and practical exercises alongside the more athletic part of the training.And, at the end of the week, you realize that your power no longer works on her. You have nothing more to teach her in any case. From here, she can improve only by Awakening her Essence.Even her appearance changed in this week. She is more confident, more sure of herself, and therefore straighter and prouder, her eyes even more piercing. A slim but strong texture of muscles now runs under her bronzed skin. She looks healthier, and even more attractive as a consequence."...no matter how badass you feel right now, Pyre... Remember." You warn her. "Do exactly as I tell you. Don't do anything stupid or unexpected. This guy is an Exalted and trained to kill other Exalted. You are no match for him.""I understand." She replies, seriously."Good." You reply. "...should we start?""I'll go and gather our people and tell them to prepare to leave for Pearl. I've left them a week without news, I hope they're not too worried about me.">I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.>Wait, I need to take care of another thing first.>I'll stay with you.>(other?)
>>32238634>>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.
Rolled 6>>32238613Nah, breaking bricks and jumping fences is mundane skill, and breaking boulders and jumping houses is TMA-tier.
Rolled 2>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.
Rolled 4>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.
Rolled 1>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.
Rolled 10>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.>Tell her you'll protect her no matter what
Rolled 3>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.Lets dance.
Rolled 4>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.The plan, if push comes to shove, is for Pyre Flame to RUN LIKE HELL. That's what the training was really for. Her martial arts skills are only so she can, if necessary, block a punch, escape a grab, and then FUCKING RUN.
Rolled 8>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan."And whatever happens, know that you are brave and beautiful and good. Let no one tell you otherwise."
Rolled 10>>32238634>I'll go and tell Amata to start with the plan.
You send a soldier with a sufficiently cryptic message for Amata ("do it") while you hang around town, being a conspicuous target as you discreetly keep an eye on Pyre gathering her followers.Then, just to be on the safe side, you send a second messenger because you remember reading a novel once where something like this happens and the only messenger being sent ends up having been a traitor all along.It takes almost an entire day for everyone to get ready. There's baggage to gather and preparations to be made, after all.For you, knowing what is happening in the shadows, and that spies might be everywhere, the tension is incredible. Of course, the people know nothing and are not terrible worried. Most are happy, in fact: some believe that you will lead them to some kind of promised land, others are merely fed up of being bullied by the Tiannan Immaculates.It's almost sunset when you notice, in the crowd, a cloaked figure withna familiar silhouette and a bow and quiver on her back: Zareen. She gives you a nod of acknowledgement and stays hidden along the sidelines. If she's here, then the Immaculate probably is as well.>at risk of being noticed, walk up to her and ask her help in spotting the Immaculate>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.>other?
Rolled 7>>32238952>Then, just to be on the safe side, you send a second messenger because you remember reading a novel once where something like this happens and the only messenger being sent ends up having been a traitor all along.Goddamnit Maka stop trying to be clever
Rolled 2>>32238952>>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.I get the feeling he'll show himself when he wants to
Rolled 4>>32238952>>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
Rolled 1>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.>>32238968Why? It's adorable.
Rolled 8>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.Maka can't be that dumbI'm so nervous, it's ridiculous
Rolled 5>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.NO PANICO
Rolled 4>>32238952>>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.time to botchalso, Exalted newbie here, when should we start using charms and whatnot?
Rolled 7>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
Rolled 7>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.We can't blow it now.
Rolled 4>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
Rolled 10>>32239032once we're in a situation where our charms would be useful. Most of them are for talking or punching people, so not really useful right now.
Rolled 6>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
Rolled 7>>32239032Only when absolutely necessary like when it would be totally fucking awesome
>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
>>32238952>>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
Rolled 3>>32238677>>32238613>>32238561>>32238427I'm really hoping we can eventually learn and teach Solar Hero Style to our followers. I wanted to post Pic Related when Dancing Swallow referred to us as an 'idiot savant' at fighting.
Mental + Night = 7 2 4 1 = 1 successTime passes, and the people start gathering in the streets of Tianna in large numbers, carrying their most prized or useful possessions.It's almost sunset when Zareen snaps her fingers to draw your attention, and them motions in a direction. You follow her finger, and notice a large, tall, imposing man, wrapped in a dark blue cloak, making its way through it.You suddenly have an ominous feeling, which is immediately confirmed as the giant extends an arm and grabs an old man, white-bearded and wearing old but once-elegant clothes.The crowd begins to slowly, nervously scatter. "Worms and rats." The giant curses them in a gravelly voice. "Look at yourselves, scurrying about, packing your things, trying to flee from your righteous judgement and to escape from punishment."To underline his words, he lifts the old man up, and slams him back down, cracking the flagstones of the street with a horrible noise.The crowd routs with screams and general panic, the only one rushing against the current being Pyre Spark's wide-brimmed hat, accompanied by an angry "Hey! What the heck are you doing?!"You glance about, panicked as well. Zareen has her bow out, but no notched arrow, and is looking at you, waiting for a signal.If you show yourself, the crowd is more likely to gather around you for protection than it is to make way for you. In any case, you're unlikely to manage to reach Pyre and the immaculate in time.>Reveal yourself, call out to Pyre, tell her to stop.>Reveal yourself, call out a challenge to the Immaculate.>Reveal yourself to the crowd but do nothing more.>Signal to Zareen that she is cleared to fire.>Stay hidden, look at how things develop.>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.>Other?
Rolled 8>>32238952>keep your distance, keep your eyes open, and wait patiently for something to happen.
Rolled 10>>32239458>Stay hidden, look at how things develop.
Rolled 7>>32239458>>Stay hidden, look at how things develop.
Rolled 3>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.
Rolled 8>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.>>32239491>>32239503If we stay hidden, Pyre Flame and that old man are going to get killed!
Rolled 4>>32239458>>Reveal yourself, call out a challenge to the Immaculate.break his spine like he slammed that old man, we'll leave him alive but we're taking this fuckers legs from him
Rolled 7>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.
Rolled 9>>32239458>Reveal yourself, call out a challenge to the Immaculate.Pretty sure this is the part where we call him out
>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.We could probably just jump over half of them, couldn't we? At any rate with Graceful Crane Stance dashing through a crowd should be no problem.
Rolled 9>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.
Rolled 3>>32239519remember the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxyDon't panic.
Rolled 10>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.We have to get the crowd out of the way
>>32239458Can't we use those sky-high social stats to command the crowd to move aside for us?
Rolled 2>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.
Rolled 3>>32239540>Graceful Crane Stance dashing through a crowd More like over the crowd, this is the part where we run on top of the crowd to get to the fight
Rolled 5Remember we gotta make him look like the bad guy. Don't panic
>>32239566We probably could if we had Respect-Commanding Attitude. Doesn't matter how persuasive you are when you're drowned out by screaming.
Rolled 1>>32239600He already kinda choke slammed a dude into the ground we just have to get to him without the crowd getting in our way
Rolled 9>>32239600Dude's already committed murder. In front of witnesses. I think that's covered.
Rolled 1>>32239616>Respect-Commanding AttitudeWould have been pretty good right about now
Rolled 4>>32239458>Reveal yourself, call out a challenge to the Immaculate.
Rolled 7>>32239627>>32239629we gotta really cement it. One old guy isn't going to cut it
>>32239600He just casually murdered an old man in the middle of a crowd. 80% of our work on that front is done. All we need to do is call him out on it and let him go into his remorseless "I'm totally going to murder more senior citizens in a minute, you filthy demon" monolog for a bit.
Rolled 10>>32239653Right, he can't just look bad, WE have to look good.
Rolled 10>>32239458>Try and force or tumble your way past the crowd.we got enough successes to make this work
>>32239616Pretty sure it doesn't take supernatural persuasion to get people close by to move if you shout "Move!" loudly enough, but I've admittedly little experience with the system, so I'll yield the point.
Rolled 2>>32239680Then let pyre do what was discussed and then step in when she can longer stand her ground. save her from certain death. That's impressive
Rolled 3>>32239458We should think about upgrading Night eventually. it's got a good set of abilities that we need, Athletics, Awareness, DodgeAfter we buy our other stuff first of course
>>32239708The problem is that people won't be listening to what we say, they'll be listening to the guy next to them screaming "THERE'S THE SOLAR! SHE'LL PROTECT US!" and then everybody runs straight at us and gets in the way.
>>32239717>then step in when she can longer stand her groundThat would be immediately. She is going to get one-shot, the training was for peace of mind and, hopefully, so she can dodge once or twice before being turned into a literal fine red mist.
Rolled 10>>32239741she can't be one-shot under the system we're suing
Rolled 9>>32239741That's the risk she took. Maka told it would be extremely dangerous. We all but begged to reconsider.. She knew the risks
Rolled 2>>32239717She can't stand her ground at all. This guy is trained in killing exalts, and Pyre Flame is only barely superhuman. The training was for her to dodge and run the fuck away, which she - of course - isn't going to do.>>32239751She can, actually. Mortals have much less health than exalts, and I would be SHOCKED if this guy doesn't have multiple damage-boosting powers/equipment ready to go.
Rolled 73>>32239751she is not exalted, no one-shot rule applies only on exalted.
Rolled 8>>32239768>We all but begged to reconsider.. She knew the risksThat doesn't mean we shouldn't save her, you ass. It's, you know, fucking bad for our high priestess to get killed in front of our cult while we stand by and do nothing. Incredibly fucking bad.
>>32239751She's an unenlightened mortal, aka an Extra. One hit point.
Rolled 8>>32239787she has a name, she's not an Extra, she's a heroic mortal
Rolled 6>>32239787She's been buffed to hell; she probably qualifies as a heroic mortal.
Rolled 1>>32239786We trained her for this. She has faith in usWe should have faith in her.
Rolled 10>>32239796>>32239798That means she has 3 HP, which means all it takes is one damage-boosting charm and one damage-boosting piece of equipment to one-shot her.
Rolled 7>>32239815No we trained her as a fallback for both our peace of mindHer fighting an Exalt was not part any plan
Rolled 9>>32239815>We trained her for this.No, we trained her to BLOCK A PUNCH and RUN THE FUCK AWAY. If she tries to stand and fight, or save that old man, she is going to NEED our help.Or she will die.While we stand there and do nothing.In front of our entire cult.
>>32239770Under current rules she has 5 health. Even leaving aside the 3 damage max rule this guy isn't going to spend a ton of essence to one shot her.
Rolled 3>>32239822You think the Dragonblood is going to waste essence and the once-a-scene bonus on her?
>>32239822On the other hand, the Immaculate probably isn't expecting her to be much of a fighter, so I doubt he'll waste essence on pulping mortals.So that just leaves her horribly, brutally injured almost to the point of death after a single blow, which really isn't much of a step up.
Rolled 10>>32239855>Under current rules she has 5 health.No, an Exalt has 2+Physical health. A mortal has Physical alone.
Rolled 8>>32239862>So that just leaves her horribly, brutally injured almost to the point of death after a single blow, which really isn't much of a step up.Especially since mortals DO have to worry about permanent crippling, horrible scarring, bleeding to death, and infection. Just getting hit once, even if it doesn't kill her, could easily functionally end her life.
>>32239865Quote that please, because I remember thwm working on the same system
Rolled 6>>32239865Which is still 3 regardless, and thus more than one would expect the Dragonblood to waste charms *and* weapon bonus on.>>32239890Are you sure your brain is in the right setting here?
Rolled 5>>32239908>Are you sure your brain is in the right setting here?Yes, Exalted. In Exalted, mortals get permanently crippled, scar, bleed to death, and suffer infections when they're injured. Exalts are exempt from those normal rules, and instead treat health the way RPG characters normally do. It's called the 'Exalted Constitution.'
Physical + Night = 8 10 7 3 8 = 5 successesIt takes you all of three seconds to decide what to do next. With a surge of Essence, you leap high above the crowd, landing on a nearby wall and then running alongside it, reaching the roof in a split-second.You're already past two-thirds of the crowd, but as you glance back at the Immaculate to gauge the exact distance you need to leap, you see Pyre's hat blown away by the wing blocking your sight for a moment, and then revealing the priestess, being held by the wrist, dangling, her feet not touching the ground.The immaculate looks back at you with a grin, and pulls down his hood, revealing a clean-shaven head and a cold, hard stare. He is clearly wearing heavy, dark-blue armor under his wraps."So you're the instigator of this heresy? Good. Stay there."You hear a clanking noise as a set of jade claws slide into place on his hands.>Stay put and wait.>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.>Other?
>>32239458>>Reveal yourself, call out to Pyre, tell her to stop.Can't we order everyone to stop. With our charms and natural aura and the element of surprise we should be able to make everyone just stand still for a few seconds. That should be enough for us to get to the man.
>>32239908>Are you sure your brain is in the right setting here?Spark is a fucking mortal, dude, mortals in Exalted work the same as they do in reality unless they've awakened their essence.
Rolled 6>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.fucking idiots thinking it would be good to wait
>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.
>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp
Rolled 6>>32239939>Let her go
Rolled 7>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.
Rolled 3>>32239973>>32239958>>32239953>>32239976dice anons, we need to be rollingalso what charms should we be using
Rolled 10>>32239939>Stay put and wait."Harm her and you'll experience suffering you cannot even imagine."
Rolled 7>>32239939>Other?Call him a coward, demand he leave her alone, shame him publicly, challenge him to fight us instead of murdering a mortal.
Rolled 4>>32239939>>Stay put and wait.Need the right moment.
Rolled 4>>32239939Right this is where we pop Solar Hero Style
Rolled 1>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.>OtherHaha time for Solar Hero Style...?
Rolled 5>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp
>>32239939Announce quite loudly that by the authority of the Queen, he is hereby charged with murder, inciting mayhem, committing an act of terror and breach of the peace, and that any resistance to arrest is unlawful.
>>32239939What the fuck did she hope to accomplish by running to him? I hate stupid people.
Rolled 7>>32240024Ooh, this.
Rolled 4>>32239939>>32240008>>32240009>Solar Hero StyleI'll second popping SHSalso, we can't kill this guy, unfortunately, but we can cripple him for live and remove his tongue and eyes
Rolled 10>>32240009Yes time for SHS and maybe Iron Kettle to get that Anima banner going
Rolled 10>>32240032then hate the anons that thought sitting by and waiting was a good idea, fucking retards are going to get our cute priestess killed
Rolled 3>>32240024This, along with citing Tianna's established laws against violence and leaping to stand calmly in front of him.
>>32240063I actually hate the anons deciding to put her there and then spent a week training her.
Rolled 9>>32240049>also, we can't kill this guy, unfortunately, but we can cripple him for live and remove his tongue and eyesOr just impound his armor and weapons to pay for property damage, restitution to the family of the man he killed, that sort of thing. Which will naturally end in the hands of Tainna's military
Rolled 1>>32239992For Charms I say Solar Hero Style for the fight and Inspired Performance Style for Announcing >>32240024
Rolled 6>>32240101>For Charms I say Solar Hero Style for the fight and Inspired Performance Style for AnnouncingAgreed. We also REALLY need to activate IKB sooner rather than later. That is, hands down, our best combat charm.
Rolled 1>>32240024imma go wiv this one also
Rolled 8>>32240095after what this fucker just did? you want to fine him?I bet your a judge too you pansy little bitch
Rolled 8>>32239939>Stay put and wait.>>32240024The announcing thing, lawful authority yadda yadda.SHS, ISC. Hell, pop IPS as well. Use everything.
Rolled 3>>32240024Oh yeahPop IPS, SHS, and Iron Kettle, get that righteous Solar anima banner going
Rolled 10>>32240101+1>>32240114Us getting roughed up a bit would make us seem more sympathetic. Activate it if we need it, but don't start with it.
Rolled 4>>32240125>after what this fucker just did? you want to fine him?Whatever we do, we need to not kill him. Both Pyre and Amata were extremely adamant about that. If we kill him - even accidentally - we'll be inviting the Wyld Hunt sooner, when we want it later.
Rolled 5>>32240125>after what this fucker just did? you want to fine him?Out of irreplaceable weapons? Yeah. Imagine what his family will do to him.
Rolled 9>>32240024YEah this.
Rolled 9>>32240141>Us getting roughed up a bit would make us seem more sympathetic. Activate it if we need it, but don't start with it.We'll need it right away. Those artifact claws will give him +1 damage, and he probably has a damage-booster charm too. Having IKB active will be what makes it take three shots for him to kill us, instead of just two.That's plenty 'roughed up.'Even with IKB, there's zero chance of us coming out of this unscathed.
Rolled 3>>32240152thats what I fucking said originally, we can't fine him, but we can cripple himfuck me you need to read>>32240159and imagine what they'd do to him if he returns with no armor and weapons and crippled
>>32240125Going for immediate, personal punishment makes us look like a violent, vindictive vigilante. Letting the courts do it makes us look like the arm of the law, which being a queen is a view we really should be going for.Not to mention that if we maim him, he's going to go home to his superiors, say "Behold, how I was savaged by the vile demon of the west!", and then we can expect a Wyld Hunt about five years ahead of schedule.
>>32240024That is a stupid move. Better than Spark dying but I don't see that saving her life either so I'd really rather we didn't say this
Rolled 4>>32240166>thats what I fucking said originally, we can't fine him, but we can cripple himAnon, you're anonymous. Nobody has any clue what you're advocating, because you're anonymous. Shut the living christ up, you obnoxious cunt.
Rolled 7>>32240169>Not to mention that if we maim him, he's going to go home to his superiors, say "Behold, how I was savaged by the vile demon of the west!", and then we can expect a Wyld Hunt about five years ahead of schedule.he can't do that if we take his tongue
Rolled 8>>32240166Us crippling him will make us look like the bad guys, which is unacceptable. We beat him unconscious and confiscate his stuff, that's IT.
Rolled 6>>32240175Yeah, it's fucking retarded, but momentum is so far in its favor that we're definitely going to do it. Pyre Flame is as good as dead.
Rolled 3>>32240185>Nobody has any clue what you're advocatingexcept for the people following the conversation chain, which should be the people replying to said conversation chain...
>>32240175It's not stupid at all. It makes it abundantly clear that he's the guilty party, we're on the side of justice, and paints him in the same light as a thug caught with his knife wet by the guards. His position will be largely indefensible.Not to mention that it's also exactly the sort of comment that's likely to make him launch into a tirade, rather than straight into a fight, which means we get more opportunity to save Spark and let our help get into position.
Rolled 6>>32240208We're getting her away from him before we say it. That's what everyone voted for >Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp. Calling him out comes AFTER that
Rolled 8>>32240237...no we're not? The majority of people are voting for that little speech. And that particular option doesn't feature trying to get Pyre free from his grasp first.She's fucked.
>>32240237No, because that's not possible. We rush in to save her and combat starts. That would be like a cop yelling "Stop or I shoot!" immediately after shooting.
Rolled 2>>32240250Or not. She has heroic mortal XP.You thing the Dragonblooded is going to waste his weapon bonus and a damage charm to kill her when we're right in front of him?
Rolled 5>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.
>>32240250Are you retarded? We're a long distance away and she's a muscle twitch away from having her neck turned into jello. Rushing will not, CAN not, save her, he'll just kill her to free his hands for fighting us. Calling him out will provoke a response, and if we play to our position and how he's made his claims of superiority hollow by acting as a common thug, we could bait him into releasing her for the sake of an honorable fight.>>32240275Heroic Mortals have awakened essence. Spark does not.
Rolled 5>>32240275All he has to do is rip one of her arms off and let her bleed to death.HP aside, mortals are hilariously fragile. They bleed freely, suffer infections, and get permanently crippled even when they survive by things that exalts can just shrug off and take a nap to heal up.Also, artifacts grant a constant bonus, and those are artifact claws. He can use its bonus on her and keep using it on us. He's going to tear her to shreds in response to us calling him out to show he means business.We're not killing Pyre Flame by giving this speech, but mark my words, we're provoking the guy who will.
Rolled 10>>32240275I wouldn't bet on it at least, some of the artifact weapons we've seen apply damage to multiple people once per sceneIt's kind of moot anyway, we don't want Pyre hurt at all, even if she could survive a hit we don't want her being hit
Rolled 2>>32240275Yes, because killing the tiger-trained Mortal leader of the cult is actually a pretty useful thing, and he's so fanatical that he doesn't really care if he dies.
Rolled 6>>32240304>Heroic Mortals have awakened essence.All Awakened Mortals are Heroic, but not all Heroic Mortals are Awakened
Rolled 1>>32240304>Heroic Mortals have awakened essence. Spark does not.Under this ruleset she has a name, and is therefore not an extr and therefore a heroic mortal.
>>32240304>Heroic Mortals have awakened essence. Spark does not.Heroic mortals are literally any mortal with a name.
Rolled 2>>32240275He's ACTIVELY TRYING TO PROVOKE US INTO KILLING HIM. He's not trying to take us down, he's trying to become a martyr so they'll call a crusade against us. So yes, I think he's going to waste whatever he has to waste to try to get us to kill him. This is a suicide rush on his part.
>>32240305>we're provoking the guy who will.Yes, provoking him towards US.>He's going to tear her to shreds in response to us calling him out to show he means business.Very unlikely, since his entire life is dedicated to a faith that's supposed to be DEFENDING PEOPLE from "demons" like us, and all we need to do is point out how he's committing what he claims is OUR crime to at the very least force him to pause and think a second.
Rolled 5>>32240334>Very unlikely, since his entire life is dedicated to a faith that's supposed to be DEFENDING PEOPLE from "demons" like us, and all we need to do is point out how he's committing what he claims is OUR crime to at the very least force him to pause and think a second.He's dedicated to cleansing heretics before their faith can spread, and is trying to martyr himself by provoking us into killing him.You have a fundamental misunderstanding of this guy's motives.
Rolled 2>>32240330>He's ACTIVELY TRYING TO PROVOKE US INTO KILLING HIM.That's the stupidest reading of this situation i've heard this whole thread.
Rolled 7>>32240334>Yes, provoking him towards US.I don't think you know how provocation works. Pissing people off makes them pissed off in general. Only in WoW can you force someone to become pissed at certain things. We're not going to be able to kite him.>>32240330....So, what do you think, paraplegic and send him home on a stretcher?
>>32240330>He's ACTIVELY TRYING TO PROVOKE US INTO KILLING HIM.No, you idiot, it was SPECULATED that he MIGHT try that tack to discredit us. Oddly enough, a zelot Exalted trained and dedicated to killing Solars is not going to open up with the suicide route. He's going to try just killing us outright first, and if he thinks he might be beaten, THEN he'll start trying to die.
Rolled 2>>32240350>That's the stupidest reading of this situation i've heard this whole thread....are you fucking retarded? That's exactly what literally everyone has told us he's trying to do. He's actively trying to provoke us into killing him, because that will justify a Wyld Hunt. Amata said so right here:>>32236497>>32236553Actually fucking read you abject moron. His primary objective is getting a Wyld Hunt called by forcing us to kill him.
Rolled 4>>32239939>Try and rush him and free Pyre from his grasp.time to activate combat Charms
>>32240365>That's exactly what literally everyone has told us he's trying to doNo, you fucking moron, it's what literally one person has told us he MIGHT try and do.>>32236497>" If he's fanatical enough, he might try and get killed against you on purpose, or use any sort of dirty trick to make you look like a violent murderer."IF. MIGHT.
Rolled 3>>32240350Most Tereestrials are no match for a combat-focused solar. Even the martial artists. That's why they favor 10-to-one odds or higher. This guy doesn't know that we're not a Dawn-caste murdermatic combat engine of absolute destruction. From his point of view, it's safe to assume that he knows he can't win the fight. So he has to go for a Pyrrhic victory. Deprive us of as much resources and support as he can and arrange for us to have more trouble in the future. If he can hurt us in the process, so much the better. But he knows he's on a suicide mission.
>>32240446>This guy doesn't know that we're not a Dawn-caste murdermatic combat engine of absolute destruction.Actually, one of his agents has probably seen our caste mark.
>>32240365>That's exactly what literally everyone has told us he's trying to doAmata told that he might do it. If he is in a desperate situation where that is the way he can hurt us, he may try that.
Rolled 8>>32240446That really isn't how dragonborn, especially Immaculates sent on a wyld hunt, think at all.Not in the slightest.
Rolled 7I swear, if Pyre dies here I'll ...I have no idea what I'll do, but it will be bad, believe me
Rolled 10>>32240475Whatever you do, we can't kill him, even if he kills Pyre Flame. She said herself, even if she gets killed, she wants us to make sure we do this right. We have to respect her memory as she would have wished it.
>>32240446>This guy doesn't know that we're not a Dawn-caste murdermatic combat engine of absolute destruction>>32240467Also they had Running Swallow planted with us. It is safe to assume they have some knowledge of our powers.
>>32240475Have some satisfaction in knowing that if Pyre dies we're going to break this dragon blooded monk. I mean he should technically be alive if we get valeriana to send his brain back in a GLORIOUS SOLAR JAR right?
Rolled 5So, we're about 430 posts in and on page 8. New thread soon?
Rolled 9>>32240504Not anytime soon, we still have a few hours left before it falls off
Rolled 6>>32240504or a cliffhanger just as he's about to strike Pyre
Rolled 10>>32240446>>32240330>>32240348Cool your paranoia. If he kills Pyre like a monster here, then the Immaculate cult in Tianna is finished. From a cold blooded rational perspective, him killing Pyre here would be the best thing that could ever happen to us.It won't happen.
Rolled 1>>32240500>Have some satisfaction in knowing that if Pyre dies we're going to break this dragon blooded monk. I mean he should technically be alive if we get valeriana to send his brain back in a GLORIOUS SOLAR JAR right?It's not about 'technically alive' you fucking idiot. It's about not giving the Wyld Hunt any justification for coming after us. Crippling him isn't as bad as killing him, but it still makes him a fucking martyr.
Rolled 10>>32240475Maka seems like the type that would cry holding Pyre body rather than pound DB's body into pasteI have to stop thinking about this it's making me sad
>>32240446>This guy doesn't know that we're not a Dawn-caste murdermatic combat engine of absolute destructionHe's been here at the head of a network of informants for months on end, in which we've walked around with our caste mark in full view and made it abundantly clear that all of our powers and goals are in the social sphere, not straight combat.He knows damn well we're Zenith.
Rolled 10>>32240522>Cool your paranoia. If he kills Pyre like a monster here, then the Immaculate cult in Tianna is finished. From a cold blooded rational perspective, him killing Pyre here would be the best thing that could ever happen to us.He doesn't give a shit about the locale Immaculates. He cares about being a martyr so that the Wyld Hunt will send a small army to come murder us.
Rolled 9>>32240567That's entirely base speculation on your part and not the slightest justification for the bullshit you're trying to have us pull.
>>32240567I've stayed out of this "argument" More like a shouting match but I just want to mention that you can't actually read his mind>>32240588What is he trying to pull again? I've honestly lost track of what these guys are arguing.
Rolled 1>>32240609>What is he trying to pull again? I've honestly lost track of what these guys are arguing.This immaculate monk is trying to get himself murdered to be a political/religious martyr, which will in turn rally the Realm into a major Wyld Hunt.He's going to do this by murdering culitsts in an effort to enrage us. He already killed that old man. Pyre Flame is next.
Rolled 10>>32240609He's drawn a jade weapon and is holding Pyre up in the air by her ankle.Also he killed an old guy. That's all we know.>>32240635Is just wildly speculating.
>>32240635That's nice. what do you want to do about it?
Rolled 8>>32240669Not kill him? All I'm saying is that he's about to murder Pyre Flame in an effort to provoke us. And that we should make sure to keep our cool when that happens.But some other guy is screaming NUH UH NUH UH THAT IS JUST SPECULATION every time anyone brings it up.
Rolled 5>>32240669We can start by getting him to let Pyre go. His problem is with us, not her.
>>32240635Provide me with a single iota of proof, if you would, that he IS doing so rather than MIGHT do so. I think it's far more likely that he simply hates everybody here enough to kill them for the sake of killing them.
Rolled 4>>32240680>All I'm saying is that he's about to murder Pyre Flame in an effort to provoke us.Do you have a single fact to back that theory up?
Rolled 4>>32239939COME ON OP PUT US OUT OF OUR FUCKING MISERY!
Rolled 10>>32240706>Do you have a single fact to back that theory up?...the fact that we were warned by multiple people he was going to try to provoke us into killing him, and that he is now here killing our cultists in front of us and telling us to 'Stay there' as he strings Pyre up and pulls out hooked claws to murder her?I mean, seriously, how fucking much do you need to be convinced? Do you need him to have already been ripping pieces off of her while continuing to avoid actually attacking us? He's pretty blatantly trying to provoke us.
Rolled 4>>32240716at this rate we're gonna be stuck on a fucking cliffhanger
>>32240680>Not kill him? Is anyone suggesting to kill him? I mean, there is that one guy who wants to maim him, but I don't think we have any powers that would allow us to wound him beyond what the realm can heal anyway.>But some other guy is screaming NUH UH NUH UH THAT IS JUST SPECULATION every time anyone brings it up.Actually, he's arguing that getting himself killed is plan B. He'd probably rather kill us.
>>32240732From what I can tell, none of you disagree about what actions to take, you're just arguing about whether the guy is immediately trying to suicide or has that as plan be if he fails to kill us. As such, this argument is pointless
Rolled 5just rolling and biting my fingernails
Rolled 7>>32240732Your serious flaw is that you're assuming that getting himself killed is Penal A and not a backup.Dragonblooded are generally not ALLAH SNACKBAR-grade suicide junkies.
You barely restrain yourself from flying at him right then and there.past that first impulse, the sight of blades to the neck of Pyre Spark do a lot to hold you firmly rooted to that roof, no matter how much you want to kick that smug asshole's teeth in.Instead, you breathe."...What's your name?" You ask him."Deled." He sneers."I am Maka-""I'm not here for your name." He cuts you short. "I'm here for them! People of Tianna!" He raises his voice, and damn is he loud. You can swear the entire city can hear him. "Heretics that you are, heed my words, if you want to have a chance to save your souls!" He points the blades at you. "That whore over there is a succubus, an accursed monster, demon under human disguise, sent here from infernal realms to distract and lead you away from the true path of salvation. I'm sure this is clear to everyone. She's been under your eyes for some time now. Her demeanor should be clear to everyone! She builds a blasphemous cult around herself, posing as a deity worthy of praise. She tricks and seduces your rightful queen. She consorts with shapeshifting demons of the Wyld. She raises an armed fleet to move war to the Realm and the Scarlet Throne in her folly, even!" You can't help but hide a chuckle at that last one, despite how tense the situation is."Are you willing to take part in this? To follow her into the abyss of damnation?! If so, then the forces of Justice shall start their bloody work here and now. The blood of one in ten of you will pay for the atonement of the other nine. If not, renounce her here and now, and you shall be immaculate and free from sin once more."Before any reaction can make its way across the vast crowd, which has grown in size even more with passerbys and onlookers, you reply.(cont.)
Rolled 8>>32240776Rip his ass apart, Maka.
>>32238139>>32238129When we find a way to turn into Male Maka, Archer style behavior will fit like a glove.
Rolled 8SOCIAL CHARMSACTIVATE ALL THE SOCIAL CHARMS!!!
Rolled 8>>32240776Deled peleps?....fuck.fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
>>32240803do we know him?
>>32240732>...the fact that we were warned by multiple people he was going to try to provoke us into killing himGO FUCKING READ THOSE POSTS. THEY WARNED THAT HE " MIGHT POSSIBLY, MAYBE, IF HE'S REALLY FUCKING CRAZY DEVOTED." NOT A SINGLE "WILL," ONLY "MAYBE."
Rolled 4>>32240803We have Zareen backing us up and nothing to lose from holding back. I think EF wants this guy dead.
Rolled 2>>32239959>>32239982>>32239988>>32239992>>32240002>>32240004>>32240007>>32240008Pretty decent rolls if we use these, could be better though
>>32240803It's not surprising that the Realm would send someone from wavecrest, they're the closest to us after all.
Rolled 5>>32240776fuck this cunt up, verbally, then physicallyseconding >>32240796if theres one thats appropriatealso we should say after we end the fight standing over him, right before we knock him out "They already are immaculate, its a pity you're too blind to see how"
Rolled 7>>32240776Let it never be said that this man, massive dick that he may be, cannot deliver a speech. Quite worthy of the blood of the dragons.Too bad he is gonna get his ass kicked.For the record, i'm against any cruel and unusual wounding.
>>32240803Maybe a relative or something. I am sure he is not someone so powerful.
Rolled 2>>32240811>>32240803>Deled FUCKING PelepsI think he is that crazy. >>32240821Seconded. We're angry, not cruel.
Rolled 9>>32240796Agreed. Social charms now, then fighting charms.Are we going to go totemic for the first time?
>>32240831I have no idea who that is.More to the point, neither does Maka.No meta.
Rolled 6>>32240803>>32240831>Deled PelepsFor the Exalted Newbies?
Rolled 6>>32240803Maka doesn't know him, but I do.He's a bad motherfucker. If we want any chance of merely surviving must go all out
>>32240841Crazy extremist monk dude. Only thing special about him is he is exceptionally powerful.
Rolled 1>>32240834I made my vote earlier.Fire everything.
Rolled 10>>32240827Deled is his first name. It's him.>>32240839>>32240841He's one of the craziest Immaculate monks there is, so much so that the Order sent him off on Wyld Hunts to get him the hell off of Wavecrest.
>>32240841Peleps is one of the biggest and most powerful Dragonblooded Houses. If I remember correctly they control a significant portion of the Realm navy, including the fleet docked in Wavecrest.
>>32240844>>32240841>>32240831I don't think this Deled is that Deled. That would be kind of ridiculous for Maka to fight.
Rolled 7>>32240834I want to g totemic, What the point of being an open Solar Queen if we don't go totemic every now and then
>>32240841He's a massive dick.>>32240852What's more surprising is that he's been held back this long. Either the guy they sent with him is exeptionally powerful, or he's not as powerful in this verse.
Rolled 4>>32240844Don't worry, we have Dance Assassin backing us up. She'll shot him in the back with an arrow with sleep poison or something.
Rolled 7>>32240865What other Peleps Deleds do you know of?
Rolled 9>>32240841Badass monk martial artist. Puts the 'mental' in 'fundamentalist'. Ruthless, devoid of compassion, brave, arrogant but with the skills to back it up.Complete dick, but a hard man.
>>32240863Basically the entire realm navy actually, their one naval rival got wiped out recently enough that no one has contested control of the navy yet.
>>32240887I don't. But he is either weaker in this vers or it is someone else. Maka has no chance of winning a straight up fight with Peleps Deled.
Rolled 4>>32240867We decided on a shield bearing a coat of arms representing Gem right? And the shield is hearty shaped because Maka is cheesy like that
Rolled 7Right about now is when I'm hoping Dancing Swallow makes his return to our side...
Rolled 1>>32240903Here's hoping that Tia shows up.
>>32240887We don't know of any at all, since he never said his first name was "Peleps." This might be a kid, or a cousin, or who knows what. Considering the Dragonblooded focus on family lines, I wouldn't be surprised if those of his surname had a family tradition of joining the Immaculates.
>>32240776"This cult is for the rightful worship of the Unconquered Sun, and to assist the poor and suffering in ways the immaculates have always failed to. The ships are to protect the citizens of Tianna against the lintha and Abyssals that the realm has never been competent enough to deal with. I have beaten back and slain or enslaved the foul fae who used to ravage these lands, something the Wyld Hunt should have done a century ago. By order of the rightful queen of this land, all citizens of Tianna are free to worship as they please, so long as no other laws are broken. You have committed murder and assault. You're under arrest, and no false faith in dragons that don't exist will protect you from Justice."Yes, i know that the elemental dragons are real. But they're even more aloof than the celestial incarnae. Telling him his patrons don't exist is a huge slap in the face.
>>32240903I'm thinking the idea then, we need to use our social powers on the crowd to get them to leave the area. Deled will give zero fucks and we need to get the crowd a safe distance away because if he's this crazy he won't care about collateral damage among 'heretics'. We can also try to at least get deled to release pyre, tell him some bullshit about beating us or calling him out on cowardice when the source of the 'heresy' is in front of him. Anything to get him to release pyre and focus his insanity on us.
Rolled 4>>32240943Peleps is a last name.
Rolled 3Well, here is some info on the guyEssentally he got sent to the wyld hunt for killing a monk because he disagreed on the translation of the immaculate texts
Rolled 5>>32240776IPSIts the whole of tianna, plus its not just the speech but the perception of the fight."That's like, your opinion man. Only the people of Tianna can answer that and only to themselves. They can ask themselves if i am and did what you claim, and they can ask their friends. Ad last I checked the Faith of the Unconquered Sun is older than your own most zealous monk, and whenever asked i said clearly I was no deity. As for the Wyld, it has gotten a lot smaller last time i checked.But then again what do i know, I am not the one with a blade at a small girls neck acting like a cackling villain in some story. "
[INSPIRED PERFORMANCE STYLE] [Essence: 4/5]Social + Zenith + IPS = 6 6 7 3 10 7 4 4 1 5 7 = 5 Successes"...You just killed a man. An old man, guilty of nothing but to want to leave this city. Because he was tired of being bullied and threatened by you and the likes of you. And you just killed him to make a point."You leap down from the roof, and he points his blades to Pyre's neck again in defensive reaction."You threatened these people, these refugees, with mayhem and decimation. And now, you're holding a girl hostage to protect yourself, holding blades to her neck. If I was feeling sentimental, I'd say you're acting every bit like a stereotypical villain straight out of a two-cowry fantasy novel.""She is the other ringleader of this blasphemous cult. And now, a prisoner of the forces of justice and righteousness, due to face judgement for her sins." Deled replies."We're talking justice, are we?" You reply, ironically, a thick golden glow gathering about you. "Inciting and procuring religiously-motivated violence in a country with freedom of cult. Murder. Kidnapping. Even terrorism, I'd say. I'm not a judge, mind you. But I'm sure that you're long overdue to meet one. A real one."(cont.)
Rolled 2>>32240970Oh look, he's got jade claws on his hand, just like the DB monk Maka is facing down right now.
>>32240970Judging by the picture EF used and the picture right there....No doubt, it's crazy monk Deled Peleps.
Rolled 1>>32240981>a thick golden glow gathering about you.Aw YissSolar Golden Glory time
[SOLAR HERO STYLE] [Essence: 3/5]You crack your neck left and right, and then your knuckles."Let her go." You threaten him. "You're still on my good side, Deled, despite everything.""Never." He replies, refusing to even back up.[IRON KETTLE BODY] [Essence: 2/5]"You don't want to make me angry.""I want to make you dead, Anathema."With a flash of light every bit as bright as the sun, the glow of essence gathered around you suddenly changes, rearranging itself. Hitting some kind of breaking point or limit, it shifts all of sudden, in a grandiose display.You can't see it like the others do, being in the centre of it. But you KNOW what it must look like. Maybe an instinct, maybe a memory.Caught by surprise for a split-second by the sudden brilliance of your anima going iconic, Deled takes one step back.In that moment, Pyre Spark grabs his extended arm holding her wrist with her other hand, and, with that leverage, lifts her body, braces it, and slams both of her feet deep into Deled's face with one loud, meaty *thud*.She twists out of her grasp, and, using his face like a trampoline, triple-sommersaults backwards, making a three-point landing behind you, while Deled is thrown off balance for a second, but mostly, stares at the scene in disbelief."GO GET 'IM, DIVINE MAKA!"[Session End]
Rolled 9>>32241075Well, damn. Thanks for the thread, EF!
Rolled 10>>32241075MOTHERFUCKERYou're really stoping there you bastard?Good session man
Rolled 8>>32241075WELP.IT'S GO TIME.
Rolled 5>>32241075How big is our anima banner right now?
Rolled 2>>32241075>All thatFuck yesGreat thread as always EF
Rolled 3>>32241075>>32241101>>32241109>>32241121Right when the rolls are getting good for a serious trashing.
Rolled 8>>32241075I hope we can continue this soon. Once per week is too little for me. Thanks for running.
Rolled 5>>32241075Let's do this.
Rolled 10>>32241075>"GO GET 'IM, DIVINE MAKA!"we have the bestest cute little high priestessthanks for the thread EF, any idea when the next will be?
>>32241075Thank you for the excellent thread, as always.
>>32241075It just occurred to me that with 9xp we could upgrade Dawn. Should we?
Rolled 2>>32241101>>32241109>>32241121>>32241124>>32241126>>32241134>>32241142>>322411479 10 8 5 2 8 5 10Sweet Merela, 7 successes.
2 XP [Base]1 XP [Facing the Immaculates]Charms available:Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (Permanent. When being intimate or seductive, your social attacks can build or remove an extra +3 points of intimacy)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)Too late for a vote now, but keep it in mind for next session.
Rolled 7We should probably also tell him that it's not OUR cult, it's the cult of the UCS
Rolled 10>>32241176Right after we beat his ass
Rolled 4>>32241171I hope we can use these dice to start the next thread.EF can we? Can we please please please?
>>32241174Could we get Ox Body Technique? It would be better than dawn here.
Rolled 8>>32241187Relax anon, dice gods love Maka when she's being cool
>>32241174>Husband-Seducing Demon DanceWe will need this.
>>32241174EF, are you using these >>32241171?
Rolled 6>>32241200buying physical would also give us more health and have added benefits
Rolled 1>>32241174I want HSDD for seducing the other immaculates
Rolled 8>>32241174Still hoping for Heaven Thunder Hammer next timeAlthough I will admit Husband-Seducing Demon Dance will be immediately useful following this fight, something to keep in mind
>>32241218We have enough for one Zenith charm or Dawn 4.>>32241231How about we focus on surviving this fight first? I support Dawn 4.
Rolled 26>>32241174ok /tg/ what charm are we looking to get? I have a suspicion we might be leaning towards husband seducing demon dance
Rolled 1>>32241174Hey EF if you're still around can we get word on Terrestial and Celestial MAs?Are they still separate in this system?
Rolled 4>>32241237We won't be able to buy anything until after the fight, we should be looking to the future and getting the other immaculates out of Tianna
>>32241231we're already ridiculously seductive and we don't even try to be. Just look at dancing swallow, we practically seduced him by proxy.The problem isn't getting people into bed with us, it's surviving this fight against a completely insane immaculate monk who WILL fight to the death, either ours or his.We need more dawn or physical asap so we can fight this sucka.
Rolled 14>>32241174Hey Exaltedfag, can you level with us?How close was Pyre Spark to dying?
>>32241269I'm willing to bet that if we had said no to training her, she wouldn't have been able to escape and when anything happened he would have murdered her.
>>32241237Ox Body would increase our hp by 20% compared to a boost 11% in fighting skill we could get by buying Dawn.
Rolled 7Pyre is getting a big hug after thisand maybe some Maka sexy timesThat back flip was awesome
Rolled 5>>32241290That's definitely a given
Rolled 7>>32241237We're not buying anything right now, so what we buy won't be useful for this fightLike some anons have mentioned HSDD will be immediately useful for when we seduce the other DBs, but we have been wanting to buy Heaven Thunder Hammer for the up coming Lintha fight, but if it's not going to happen soonish we could maybe make enough XP to buy it before then,something to remember though while were timeskipping were not getting XP
Rolled 3>>32241310 maybe? try definitely.
Rolled 8>>32241317I still wonder if up is a valid direction for HTH so we can juggle enemies
Rolled 2>>32241310Of course. She deserves it.
Rolled 7>>32241310Of course she is anon, we were super worried about herI was literally pacing my room worried about her
>>32241296Physical increases HP. I think EF removed Ox Body.
>>32241317My mind slipped past the no-vote part. But HSDD will practically pay for itself when it comes to those two DBs. Going to 7 social damage from 4 will be huge. We could make them our allies.Also, I've completely forgot to ask EF how the ally background works, because it is still at 3 while we have quite a bit of powerful allies right now.
Rolled 1>>32241356Hell yeah she does. Few people can claim to have kicked Deled Peleps in the face and lived to tell the tale. That's totally worth earnt her some Maka loving
>>32241404Nah, it still exists. We just can't get it ATM.
>>32241411He mentioned before when it was capped at three that Dancing Swallow and Zareen didn't fully trust us yet, and we haven't spent any meaningful time with Zareen since we raised it
>>32241431Yeah, I just looked over Tia's sheet and noticed she had it. Silly me.
Rolled 2>>32241174>Husband-Seducing Demon Dance (Permanent. When being intimate or seductive, your social attacks can build or remove an extra +3 points of intimacy)Yes, please.
>>32241449We have 4 dragonblooded on our side (Irene, Samuel, Amata, Zareen) + 2 solars (Mikahil, Valeriana) + 3 lunars (Tia, Zaan and Talon.) Not to mention Pyre, Regis and Milian and the three captains. How many dots in Ally should that be?
>>32241245Not really. The only distinction is that mortal and DB dice-adders are +2 and Celestial dice-adders are +3. (of course, DB have a lot of stuff more that still gives them a large edge on mortals, all other factors being equal)So you could teach Solar Hero Style to a DB or a mortal. it would be a +2 instead of a +3.>>32241269This roll >>32239939 was what made the difference. Not going to go into details, but it was Difficulty 5 to get there in time to prevent her being wounded. said wounds would have been worse with less successes.>>32241290Yes.
Okay. What's our main priority here, guys?Surviving the fight with Deled Peleps? Or seducing the other two DBs?If it's the former, then we should get Dawn 4. If it's the latter, we should get HSDD.
Rolled 9>>32241504we can't get ANYTHING until the end of next thread anon, read please
Rolled 1>>32241498>Yes.Dodged that bullet
>>32241496Its supposedly 1 dot per exalted tier ally, making it the only background that doesn't scale. Of course, in a normal exalted game you start out with the other players, which is like 4 free dots of allies. So obviously it doesn't make much sense.
>>32241498>barely safeShit, I'm so glad the dice love Maka and her tits
Rolled 9PLAN OF ACTIONKick Clawman's teeth in.Make him face justiceFuck SparkGo to PearlAcquire grossly incandescent manseStart construction of cityTrain scrubsKill LinthaGet richThis alright for our short term goals, roughly in order?
>>32241504I'm confident that we can easily seduce the other two DB's just with how we are naturally and the charms we already have. I vote Dawn 4 because Deled Peleps will not stop. He's a crazed fanatic and he's gonna fight to the death to kill us.>>32241520While we have time we might as well reach some semblance of a consensus so we don't have to waste time debating it next thread.
>>32241498EF, will we be allowed to buy a new charm or ability at the beginning of next thread?
Rolled 4>>32241520>End of the next threadThat really throws a damper on things, as HSDD is likely to be really useful next thread
Rolled 10>>32241545>While we have time we might as well reach some semblance of a consensus so we don't have to waste time debating it next thread.but thats the point, we can't buy anything for this fight, because it will be over by the time we vote in the next thread, so its stupid discussing what to buy to beat this fight
>>32241550Not immediately next thread, we still have to take our cult to Pearl and then come back and start seducing them
Rolled 8>>32241544>Kick Clawman's teeth in.>Make him face justice>Fuck Spark>Go to Pearl>Fuck Tia>Acquire grossly incandescent manse>Fuck Amata>Start construction of city>Fuck Smoke>Train scrubs>Fuck Mikahil>Kill Lintha>Fuck Water Court>Get richftfy
>>32241539I'd recomend rescaling it according to the henchman background from exalted 2nd ed.That is 1, 3, 6, 10, 15
Rolled 1>>32241545>I'm confident that we can easily seduce the other two DB's just with how we are naturally and the charms we already have.but HSDD makes the seduction stick. It increases the impact the seduction has, it doesn't make it easier. At least that's how I'm understanding EF's system
>>32241595Two fucks for the price of one!
>>32241498>So you could teach Solar Hero Style to a DB or a mortal.>We can teach Pyre how to german suplex people into the groundFantastic
Rolled 4>>32241580>No >Fuck Swallow>No >Fuck Zareen>No >Summon fuckbabby from sheer prayerStep it up anon.
>>32241583It's hard to scale Allies.Regis is just a mortal, but he's useful and now he's being trained. Pyre Spark is also just a mortal, but right now she's probably also the strongest mortal warrior (without awakened essence) of Tianna, and leader of a large cult. Amata and Zareen are both DBs, but Amata has an entire kingdom, army and bureaucracy and all.It's impossible to give hard numbers. With the Allies background I mostly go by hunches. And right now Maka is top-tier-3 / low-tier-4>>32241595Correct.
Rolled 3>>32241498Wait, if all Martial arts styles are the same, would there be any benefit to learning another? Because we were talking about Unconquered Arms Style earlier in the thread. And what do Sidereal Styles do?
>>32241644EF, will we be allowed to purchase a new charm or ability at the beginning of the next thread?
>>32241665They're not really the same, they have different favored weapons (like, Solar Hero has cesti and improvised weapons, Snake Style has seven-section staves and hook swords, etc) and have different charms that come later (like, Thunder Hammer is only for Solar Hero)>>32241681Not at the beginning.
>>32241665sidereal styles do wierd shit anon. Until you've been kicked so hard that your capacity for hate has now become an albatross and the bridge you were fighting on got frisky and ran away, you don't have a proper understanding of sidereal martial arts.
>>32241722Damn. I guess we'll have to carry it with the stuff we already have.
Rolled 3>>32241722>Not at the beginning.Then I kind of want HSDD now, so we can use it on the Immaculates next time, unless going to pearl will take up the whole thread
>>32241580>Acquire grossly incandescent mansePearl is basically going to be Anor Londo isn't it?
Rolled 5>>32241759Absolutely not. That place is gothic vomit trash. Pearl is going to be full of scenic, open plazas during the day, and loaded up with brilliant golden light pouring out from neon signs at night.
Rolled 7Oh god, I just had a horrible thought. What if Pelep has Black Claw Style and is about to ruin our cult and make everyone hate us?It would make sense for him to pick it up to destroy cults.
Rolled 7>>32241641>>32241580>no > visit the underworld >no > stopgap measures to cockblock the abysal plans.>no >
>>32241782You can't use Black claw style with weapons or armor though
Rolled 8>>32241779>Hating on Anor LondoI don't really like calling people faggots, but please stop being a faggot.
>>32241790>cockblock abyssals>fuck abyssalsfixed
Rolled 3>>32241808Hey, it's a fucking great place to set a grim and miserable game about depression and being a walking corpse.It's a really shitty place for literally anything else, because seriously, what the fuck.
Rolled 5>>32241829But it's so shiny and nice and sunny.
>>32241753Yeah i agree. I want HSDD too. With our build we are very good at seduction and it will make our seductions much moer potent so i really want it.
Rolled 9>>32241841No, most of it is dark and miserable and winding and has depressing, boring, imposing gothic architecture.It's a really great place to drive in the themes of Dark Souls.It's a REALLY shitty model to base an Exalted temple-manse-city of the Sun on, since that's literally the opposite of the themes we want to pursue.
Rolled 4>>32241861Eh, fair enough.
>>32241816Speaking of Abyssals I hope we get a chance to talk to Phoenix before they attack
>>32241665I want Fist Pulse style. It's always been a terrestrial variant of Solar Hero anyway, and I think it would suit Maka's fighting style perfectly.
Rolled 9>>32242119Why get an inferior version of something we already have?We should get a style that does something different, like Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style for example.
Rolled 6>>32242119>>32242157Look, it's simple, we find a Chosen of Serenity, seduce them, and get them to teach us Sapphire Veil of Passion Style
>>32242176The obvious answer of courseWhat's Sapphire Veil of Passion Style?
>>32242176>we find a Chosen of Serenity, seduce them, and get them to teach us Sapphire Veil of Passion Style>we find a Chosen of SerenityThat is the hardest part of it.
Rolled 4>>32242176you think the Chosen of Serenity with Sapphire Veil of Passion won't just seduce Maka and add her to his harem?
Rolled 2>>32242195A sex based Sidereal Martial Arts Style
>>32242195Sexy fighting with ribbons.
Rolled 5>>32242195Um, the pinnacle of lewd martial arts. (Might be wrong)And this is after Laughing Wounds (SM based soak style) and Swallowing Darkness (Partial sex based style with fan writeups)
Rolled 1>>32242253I wonder how Laughing Wounds would translate into this system, especially the immunity to bashing damage and the wound penalty inversion
Rolled 4>>32242287Laughing Wounds is a pretty diverse style we may really want to pick up.It has immunity to blunt weapons, fight better instead of worse when in pain, inflict greater pain on enemies you hit, completely shrug of attacks, enemies you grapple don't want to get away, hit someone while shouting an order and they are compelled to follow, mark people as your slaves by hitting them and finally literally rip out someone's hearth to keep him hostage or crush it to kill them
Rolled 5>>32242196All we have to do is keep getting sexier and I'm sure one will find us.>>32242197If that happens then clearly Maka was not yet ready for that level of lewd