You are Zhu Xing, from the city of Xu Chang. Seeking out your destiny, you joined the infamous Dong Zhuo who took over the Han court and declared himself Prime Minister. You joined Lu Bu's ranks as a foot soldier, quickly impressing the man with your martial prowess. You followed Lu Bu in defeating lord Liu Dai's force. You participated in the defense of Si Shui Pass, where you fought at the vanguard. You managed to fight Zu Mao, an officer of Sun Jian, injuring the man before you had to retreat due to your own injuries. Because you were knocked out, you could not participate in the next few battles where Si Shui Pass was taken and the warlord Cao Cao was defeated by Lu Bu.Character Profile: http://pastebin.com/UTDjnUuXPart 1: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/32664983/>the difficulty of the game will be "medium." Death won't be lurking in every corner, but too many mistakes, stat check failures, and the like will mean the end of the character>if the character dies, you can then play an heir to the character following him, or a completely new one if you wish. The goal is to get to a unified China regardless whether you "win" or "lose">try not to meta the game as much as possible when following through some of the famous events>this will heavily rely on the novel and history, and little bit on Dynasty Warriors. So no, don't expect to rambo in 1000 soldiers by yourself
You spend a week resting and recovering your injuries at camp. Luckily, the coalition forces are also resting and reorganizing as well as they took numerous losses taking Si Shui Pass. You frown at not having been able to participate in the second day of defense of Si Shui and Lu Bu's ambush of Cao Cao due to your injuries. However, you must also count your blessings at not being dead. You take note that you should be more careful in the future.By the week's end, your wounds are mostly recovered. Your head still hurts from the mace strike you received, and you feel slightly woozy at times. As you get up to do your duties, orders come in from the capital.It seems the coalition forces are moving once again. Sun Jian is once again heading the vanguard. Dong Zhuo has elected to abandon the capital of Luo Yang, leaving only a few crack thousand troops to keep the rear. Luo Yang is ordered to be burnt to the ground, and the tombs of the ancestral emperors looted. You hear murmurs that many people opposed this move, and were summarily executed by Dong Zhuo for it. Lu Bu is personally guarding Dong Zhuo as he moves to Chang An. It seems you are free to choose your actions... What do you plan to do? You are now Captain and command about fifty men.>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.>Go loot the city. Time to get some valuables.>Go along with Dong Zhuo's force retreating, acting as a guard. You hear there will be some light cavalry attempting to catch Dong Zhuo's force.
>>32683267>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating
>>32683267>>Go along with Dong Zhuo's force retreating, acting as a guard. You hear there will be some light cavalry attempting to catch Dong Zhuo's force.We will make lu bu our bro.
>>32683267Go along with Dong's force
Rolled 17>>32683267... hm. I say we need some money for new weapons. But maybe we can pick one up later.>Go along with Dong Zhuo's force retreating, acting as a guard. You hear there will be some light cavalry attempting to catch Dong Zhuo's force.
>>32683311>>32683319But Lu Bu will take care of fatman. If we can show our chops in a command position, then our renown will grow and so will our command and war stats.
>>32683408Maybe we can turn the tide of fatman's defense and turn it into a victory rather than a running retreat.
Rolled 62, 39, 12, 97, 37, 63, 47 = 357>>32683267>>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.Glory to be won
>>32683408This, we might even impress the opposition forces / rout them good
>>32683267>>Go along with Dong Zhuo's force retreating, acting as a guard. You hear there will be some light cavalry attempting to catch Dong Zhuo's force.
>>32683408We should consider it this way: Which course of action will most likely lead to use getting into our War Lily's Pants?
>>32683480>Lu LingqiWIkipedia says that wasn't even her real name.
>>32683408Thisso I vote for>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.
>>32683505It wasn't, I don't believe her name was ever mentioned in the novel actually. Lu Lingqi is better then calling her "Lu Bu's Unnamed Daughter."
>>32683267>>Go along with Dong Zhuo's force retreating, acting as a guard. You hear there will be some light cavalry attempting to catch Dong Zhuo's force.I'm all for improving Lu Bu's perception of us. Hard to do that in a defense destined to fail.
>>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.We may not be expected to win, but imagine how much HONOR and GLORY we will get if we do win. If we really wanted to impress Lu Bu and make him a bro, we have to show him that we can effectively lead and claim victories on our own, rather than just following him around.
Rolled 30, 29, 47, 31, 86, 75, 5 = 303>>32683575I dont think we can reasonably expect to win.What we can do is cost them alot in men and warlords.Which means we need to start prepping defence measures.Like lots of arrows.Dipped in nightsoil.And lots of traps.Also dipped in nightsoil.
>>32683571>Hard to do that in a defense destined to fail.Honestly, we should be able to win respect from Lu Bu in either situation should we survive. For us to safely allow his troops to retreat and gain time then bringing our men to safety would impress him.
>>32683616Can we dip the nightsoil in fire? Because your plan needs more fire. 300% more fire.
>>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.>>32683616thiseven if its inevitable that they take the city, we can at least make it reaaaally hard for them.
>>32683651BURN LUOYANG BURNNN
>>32683616>I dont think we can reasonably expect to winThat's something you would expect that dumbass Zhao Yu to say. Are you a spy for Sun Jian?
Rolled 68>>32683651The point (heh) is to get their wounds infected and render them unable to fight
>>32683692But, it's not a proper RotTK era plan unless we set everything within arrow range on fire.
>>32683692>Implying Lu Bu would accept such tacticsShame on you, you cannot pursue Lu bu's friendship!
Rolled 15>>32683708When there is (flamable) shit everywhere, we light the shitty situation on fire.
>>3268369260 INT Damn it !
>>32683723Well in that case we may as well call him a fatuous commander too.
Even choices so far. One person wishing to defend roll, another person wishing to go along with Dong roll. Highest roll wins. 1d100
Rolled 21>>32683723Hes not on the scene when the attack comes.We can beg forgiveness for completing the mission
>>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.Come on guys, there's more and better ways to get Lu Bu senpai to notice you other than just following him around like LOOK AT ME SENPAI I AM STRONG HONORABLE KAWAII WARRIOR
Rolled 59>>32683836Sempai will surely notice me uguu
Rolled 68>>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.
Rolled 44>>32683792BURN LUOYANGLAST STANDFINAL DESTINATION
Rolled 11This shitty defence mission will now commence
Rolled 100>>32683836Forgot muh roll
>>32683894> 100mah nigga
>>32683894So I guess we are not pursuing Lu Bu...
>>32683894O we are going to win this so hard. But we will need to stay smart.
>>32683945Nigga we rollin with the Imperial Prime Minister and the strongest warrior in all China. What could possibly go wrong...
Rolled 24>>32683945Shit and fireThis is lo'nam
>Participate in the defense. You are not expected to win, but to simply stall the enemy before retreating.While Dong Zhuo, his ministers, and a number of troops head out the western gate toward Chang An, you and your men head out the westward gate to fight outside Luo Yang. You are joined from the sides of other veteran warriors. Some complain and mutter they ought to leave Dong Zhuo's service. Normally those men would be executed, but there is no real central authority right now.An hour as you leave, you look behind. Luo Yang is ablaze, and black smokes are rising. You can hear screams, even from this far away. The great ancestors of the Han empire is fading...Reports come in that the enemy is now close. They are couple ten thousands strong and you know engaging in a frontal assault is suicide. You look at the battlefield. It is rocky terrain, with some dense light forests ahead. You are free to choose how to fight... Though you only personally command about fifty men...What do you do? >Go attempt an ambush and fire attack at the forest (Lead + Int roll, avg of first 3 rolls)>Take the high ground and put up a line of defense. (Lead + War roll, avg of first 3 rolls)>Go to the back of the army. Support fire arrows against the enemy
Rolled 87>>32683918Just because we aren't by his side at all times doesn't mean we're not pursuing.Covering his back is a very honorable thing to do.He is entrusting us to ensure that no enemy warrior is able to penetrate his lines from behind, and that the only one that will ever be able to penetrate him from behind is US.
Rolled 98>>32684063Line of defends
Rolled 89>>32684063>Take the high ground and put up a line of defense. (Lead + War roll, avg of first 3 rolls)
Rolled 73>>32684063>>Take the high ground and put up a line of defense. (Lead + War roll, avg of first 3 rolls)
Rolled 4>>32684063>>Go attempt an ambush and fire attack at the forest (Lead + Int roll, avg of first 3 rolls)Ambush.Hit and run is the name of the game. Not all out attrition warfare
Rolled 89>>32684063Line of defense
Rolled 31>>32684063High ground
Rolled 48>>32684091>>32684105>>32684114>>32684117So that's either 91.3 or 87 depending on QM's policy towards linking.>>32684125Anon, pls
Rolled 45> this capital>>32684063>>Go attempt an ambush and fire attack at the forest (Lead + Int roll, avg of first 3 rolls)
>>32684063>>Take the high ground and put up a line of defense. (Lead + War roll, avg of first 3 rolls)
Rolled 33>>32684063>>Go attempt an ambush and fire attack at the forest (Lead + Int roll, avg of first 3 rolls)Fire every where
Rolled 73gotta get high
Rolled 48>>32684063Line of defence.Lets wreck 'em
>>32684244Ambush average: 27Line average: 87Gee, I wonder which one i'll vote for.
Rolled 75>>32684287>>32684063Actually, that's a good point to clarify with the QM.Do you only average the rolls of the decision that wins? Or just the first 3 regardless of the ultimate outcome?
Rolled 1>>32684287Mc is not a smart man
Rolled 93>>32684329Well whatever happens, lets make sure not to vote for whichever this nigga votes for
>>32684329>>32684353The Dice Gods sure are frisky today
>Take the high ground and put up a line of defense.>avg of 84You order your men to take position at the hillsides. You know from your studies that the higher positions are always at an advantage. The other soldiers go and make their own lines.The enemy forces are in sight. They begin to beat their war drums. You see at a distance that Sun Jian is commanding, while other lords are present behind him. He motions a command with his hand, and the coalition forces charge forward.You command your men to hold steady and their lines and keep their shields up. When the first wave of enemy comes, you order your men to throw a hard tackle with the shields. It is a success, and the first wave of men falter back. Your men draw their swords, and taking a few steps forward, hack at the enemy. Many of the soldiers are killed. You repeat these tactics a number of times, and the enemy is pushed back again and again. The other lines are holding relatively good as well. A captain of the enemy sees that your line is doing the best, and orders a volley of arrows sent your way. Your men are quick to form a shield wall and block.The horns are blown, and the enemy retreat for a time. It seems the line has held with relatively few casualties. As you and your men catch your breath, one man comes forward from the enemy lines."I am Cheng Pu, valiant warrior under General Sun Jian! I challenge the best of you to single combat! Those who are not fishmongers and stableboys, fight me!"It seems a duel challenge has been issued. You understand it is a tactic of the enemy to improve their morale and dishearten your own after the first lousy attack. Cheng Pu is known to be a strong and veteran warrior. But... Opportunities are here.Do you step up to the challenge?>Fight him.>Stay silent and keep guarding the line.
>>32684413>>Fight him.Greet him formally. And ride out.TO WAR
>>32684413FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
>>32684413>>Fight him.Fight da bitch
>>32684413>Stay silent and keep guarding the line.Now here me out.1. The other commanders might send their own champions, some of higher rank than us. There could be a fight, which could lead to disorganization and an ambush2. We barely tied with a guy last thread who isn't as good at fighting as Cheng Pu is.3. The fight could give us an opportunity for surprise attack if we so choose. It also keeps our options open in general.
>>32684413"Do not expect someone with high name to take you on Cheng Pu, for none stand in our ranks, I will stand against you if none other wishes to take your challenge"
Rolled 35>>32684413Smack the chink out of him
>>32684413>>Fight him."I am Zhu Xing of Xu Chang, commanding these men. General Cheng Pu, I am honoured to accept your challenge. By the will of his Imperial Majesty, I will send you back."
Rolled 27>>32684413>Fight him.As if there was any other answer
>>32684474This is a good idea, we can't charge every single guy after all.
Rolled 40>>32684413>>Stay silent and keep guarding the line.I don't like our chances frankly. I'd rather maintain the lines.
Rolled 11>>32684486I change my vote to>>32684474As much as I want to punch Cheng Du into another ethnicity for HONOR and GLORY, he has a point. We can't attain HONOR and GLORY if we ded as shit.
>>32684474>surprise attack>in a 1 vs 1 fightIts like you have no honor
>>32684413>>Stay silent and keep guarding the line.Zu Mao almost killed us and I don't know even know who that is
>>32684413>Guard the lineWe're also injured, maybe we should make a speech to the troops or something.
>>32684493Maybe provoke him a bit? Like "Cheng Pu, I came to hold this pass, not cut down some indecisive fool! Turn back and live, or lay on and die. Don't prance around like a dancing girl!"
>>32684413>Fight him.I wish to save lives let us dual.
>>32684603I support this
Looks like even again, counting vote changes. 1d100 roll for fighting, and one roll for staying behind. Highest wins.
>>32684607There will still be a battle regardless of the duel. These aren't Romans or Arabs we're dealing with.
Rolled 95>>32684626Fate: Stay
>>32684603Seems a bit too insolent, maybe say this is a battle of tactics not of swords?
Rolled 62>>32684626Fight I guess since stay already got a roll
>>32684413>>Stay silent and keep guarding the line.Are all a y'all dumb come on we're injured and we'e not mUSOU WARRIOR XTREME level yet, we're still just an above average grunt who could barely win against another above average grunt. COME ON.
Rolled 58>>32684626MAN THE LINES
>>32684639That was the idea. Provoke him into making more attacks and throwing away more lives.
>joining Dong Zhuo
Rolled 72>>32684638Rolling to say >>32684603
>>32684669Hey, it worked out pretty well for Zhang Liao
Rolled 56>>32684669This is a perfect way to get exposure and get recruited.
>>32684669It was the most expedient path into Lu Lingqi's pants.
>Stay silent and keep guarding the line.You remember that you are still injured from your previous battle. While you are itching to fight, you think it's best you stay back this time. Besides, your weapons and armors aren't even that good! And if you fall here, it could mean disaster for the rest of the line.Your decision was probably a wise choice, though Cheng Pu mocks your lines before he returns to his own. The order to attack is called again and the enemy comes in full force.Once again your own line pushes numerous soldiers back and earn kills. But as the enemy begin to add more supporting fire and begin to change their line of attacks with fresh new troops, the lines are beginning to crumble. "The east block is slowly being pushed back! We need reinforcements!" calls a soldier from the back.You look to the sides, it seems one part of the side is faltering. What do you do?>Keep the line and defend.>Take your men and head to that side.>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three)
>>32684697Yeah but, historically speaking, it wasn't a good choice for most of his officers.You could ask them but they were all executed
Rolled 79>>32684764>>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three)DEFEEEEND
Rolled 18>>32684764>>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three)Hero Time
Rolled 88>>32684764"Hold men, I will be back soon"
Rolled 96>>32684764>>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three)Our guys are necessary where they are. We need to bolster the defense
>>32684764>Take your men and head to that side.We need to learn to lead I reckon.
Rolled 39>>32684764>>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three)Win!
>>32684782You. I dislike you.
>>32684770>>32684782>>3268478761.67, not too bad with our war score, hopefully.
Rolled 79>>32684764>>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three
>>32684740It's the most expedient way for Lu Bu to get into our imouto's pants, you mean
Rolled 58>>32684782You will doom us all
Rolled 83>>32684812>>32684812War is 70, so I think we'd have had to roll 30 to fail properly.
>>32684868Everyone one of our average rolls has ended up with us injured, so I'm not looking forward to seeing a 'proper' failure.
>>32684898Maybe we need to get some better equipment? The dice rolls are unlikely to improve anytime soon.
>>32684941We've been slowly building up skill as we do stuff, so I think it's just a matter of time. Better equipment can't hurt, though.
>>32684941>>32684959Are we gonna go full "trying to be Lu Bu" status with a halberd, bow, and scary red horse?
Rolled 40>>32684764>>Go the other side by yourself (War roll, 1d100, avg of three)
Rolled 21>>32684980I was thinking we needed a bow, most people have a horse though, so why not a spear or a lance instead?
>>32684980I don't think we necessarily have to mimic everything about him, but yes, being a colossal badass is the goal from my perspective at least.
>>32684980Can't go wrong with spear, sword and bow as basic equipment. If we get trained by someone famous (like Lu Bu) then we should adopt their weapon, but until then we should go with the basics.
>>32684980Red Hare wasn't a horse, it was an Eldar Jetbike
>>32684980Do we even have a horse? We are basically mooks at this stage.
>>32685018Thanks for the chuckle anon.
>>32684980Not full on "trying to be Lu Bu" but I hope that when we hit Renown Warrior status we get to pick a retardedly historically inaccurate weapon to be our signature weapon.
>>32685017>>32685002Horse archery was considered the most difficult and most effective loadout. And unlike Europeans, Chinese won't think us cowardly for it.
>>32685060How about Lu Bu's tire iron from DW6?
>>32685075But...that's Lingqi's weapon. Actually, that's perfect. We can ask for her to tutor us.
>Go the other side by yourself>avg of 62"Stay here and keep the lines. I'm heading off to the other side," you tell one of your men, gripping his shoulder. He nods, and drawing your sword, you dash off.The line is broken on the other side. Enemy soldiers have managed to get in, and a thorough melee is ensuing. An enemy soldier knocks a private to the ground, and raises his axe to kill him. You dash in, slashing the enemy soldier from the side and killing him."Get up!" you yell to the fallen soldier who is bewildered. You raise your sword in the air and shout to the other men. "Fight! If this line falls, the entire army falls! Push them back here, and we will return to Chang An with riches and glowering faces awaiting us!"Your Cha level is not much high, so your words only encourage the men slightly. Still, it is enough for a number of men to rouse themselves and push the enemy back. You kill several soldiers and manage to keep the formation in check.However, the other lines are slowly being pushed back as well. There is no way you can be every where at once. A hard melee keeps ensuing for an hour. The enemy retreat once again, but your lines are tired and now have several casualties.Luckily for you, the horns to retreat are blowing. The soldiers defending quickly begin marching away at the sign, relieved and not willing to fight another battle. The enemy that was just reforming their ranks are unable to pursue.You yourself head in Luo Yang and head for the western gate so enemy cavalry forces won't mow you down in the streets. Piles of rubble and debris pile the streets and you see many dead civilians. There are still some fires here and there. Tombs have been looted to the ground. You are slightly sickened by the sight... Do you really wish to continue to serve Dong Zhuo?>Head to Chang An quickly.>Abandon the force. Let's leave... Return to Xu Chang and your family.>Maybe it's time to join one of the coalition lords.
>>32685113>tsun tsun warrior teacherIds habbening?
>>32685128FIND LU BU
>>32685073Horse archery quest? Hot damn, I'm in.
>>32685128>Head to Chang An quickly.We will be Lu Bu's understudy, dammit!
>>32685128>>Head to Chang An quickly.
>>32685128>>Head to Chang An quickly.Lu Bu seems like a good guy. We just need to make sure his rebellion works better this time.
>>32685128>>Head to Chang An quickly.We don't have the clout to defect and Lu Bu is our only patron
>>32685128Head to Chang An. We don't serve Dong Zhou, we serve Lu Bu.
>>32685128>>Head to Chang An quickly.We don't serve Dong Zhuo, we serve Lu Bu. We will follow him whereever his fancy hat shall take us.
>>32685128>Head to Chang An quickly.Just when Lu Bu notices us?Fuck that
Rolled 2>>32685128>>Head to Chang An quickly.But when Dong Zhuo abandons the emperor, we follow
>>32685128>>Head to Chang An quickly.Our raging Lu Bu boner will never be satisfied if we desert now.
Did we get any stat increases for our holding of the line?
>>32685343We are notified of stat changes after battles. I just hope we can get some new stuff from the Chang'an armory.
>Head to Chang An quickly.As much of a tyrant as Dong Zhuo is, you remember Lu Bu. He has treated you well, and he is a hero that comes once a blue moon. Even if Dong Zhuo might be bad, you still want to serve under that man. Shaking any thoughts of abandoning the force, you quickly head for Chang An.The travel is a bit long and arduous, and it is night time. You see some slain Dong soldiers and peasants as you pass by. It seems some of the lower people rioted and attack Dong's caravan, though you understand from the dead bodies no one important was killed.You are joined by several other soldiers retreating. By the time you reach Chang An, it is very early morning. Numerous soldiers greet you and congratulate you for being brave. Some of the peasants that are up look your way with disgust. They do not seem cheerful with yours and the returning soldiers' survival.You return to the barracks, tired and worn out. You immediately fall asleep, without even taking off your armor. Unfortunately, your beauty sleep is interrupted in but a few hours. A soldier wakes you and informs you to head to the new palace. You grumble slightly, but orders are orders and you head there.When you reach the palace, you are surprised to find that it is Dong Zhuo who wants to see you. You immediately dust yourself and head to the hallway where he resides. At the end of the hall, Dong Zhuo is eating from a plate of food, healthy and content. The damned fat block.You bow in front of him. Dong Zhuo happily greets you."You! You are Zhu Xing are you not?" Dong Zhuo says pointing his chubby finger at you. "I hear you did well at Luo Yang. You killed numerous soldiers, and held the line even!"He happily claps his hands."I reward good service well. How would you like to be an officer?"How do you respond?>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.>Ask if the Emperor is safe.>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.
Rolled 87>>32685404>>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.We are not worthy of the station.
Rolled 7>>32685404>>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.
>>32685404>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.For now, we want loot and stat builds, not high office.
>>32685404>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.
>>32685404>>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.We will more valuable to Lu Bu's faction as an officer rather than a foot soldier.Also, we'll probably make enough dosh to get some proper fucking armor and a horse
>AcceptBuild up our own power, and wait for the opportune moment to defect
>>32685404Accept and praise Dong Zhou, but privately contact Lu Bu to let him know our loyalty is his first and fore most.
>>32685404>>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.
Rolled 87>>32685435Changin to >>32685404>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.We will still follow Lu Bu
>>32685404"I did nothing my lord, I did not even have the honor to accept the duel from the enemy, nor could I could the line on other fronts, I hardly deserve the rank of captain which I currently own"
>>32685484I can accept this.
We should decline but comment on how tattered our weapon and armor have become.
Rolled 24>>32685404>>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.
>>32685512I agree. We can't seem overeager to rise up the ranks.
>>32685404>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.I'm worried about offending Dong Zhuo, he is not the most even tempered man. Accept humbly
>>32685525This. Not voting again, just saying.
>>32685570>>32685404Wait, I meant to say Politely Accept, not Decline. I can't into Copy and Paste.
>>32685512Combine this with accepting, and we have a good way forward.
>>32685404>>Decline, saying you would rather stay a foot soldier under Lu Bu.Use >>32685512 as our justification. I think we need some more stats and experience before we're truly ready to be an officer. Also, we need to strengthen our friendship with Lu Bu before we try it.
>>32685404>>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.We can still be with Lu Bu AND be an officer chill out guys
>>32685512>>32685560We're a man of morals and honour in Dong Zhou's ranks, we deserve everything we're given. I don't know what standard you guys want us to live up to, and I'd agree we don't deserve anything above Captain at the moment, but we shouldn't turn down an opportunity to prove ourselves.
>>32685404>>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.Come on guys seriously
>>32685512This but eventually accept the offer of an officer.
>>32685404>Ever denying a chance to riseFuck thatWE ACCEPT
>>32685512Oh fuck use >>32685512 and decline.
>>32685404>>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.>>32685512This is a horrible idea, why would you admit that you didn't accept a duel? There's being humble and then there's suicidin your career.
Telling Dong Zhuo that we'd rather be a foot soldier than accept a promotion from him would be a very brave move
Accept the promotion.
>>32685660Probably because we were injured at the time.
>>32685660>This is a horrible idea, why would you admit that you didn't accept a duel?Because most people don't understand pre-modern societies.
>>32685670But how would Dong Zhuo know that? Why would he care? We are labeling ourselves cowards in front of our Lord. This is not how we make a name for ourselves.
>>32685597We should, just to keep up an appearance of being humble. If he insists on the promotion, then we accept. Do you even Confucian values?
>>32685721There's a difference between pretending to be humble and kneecapping your chances to be promoted. That write-in takes it past being humble and into a "Why would you fucking admit that?" territory.
>>32685660Yeah, the right way to be humble is stroking Dong's ego. Tell him that you can't accept any credit, and the victory was due to the soldiers knowing they fought for His Excellency, the true and rightful ruler of everything under heaven.Phrased however seems best to not be outright treasonous to the Han, but giving Dong Zhuo the impression that if he were to take the throne we'd be 100% behind him
>>32685721Because Dong Zhou and Lu Bu are noted for their appreciation of Confucian values.
>>32685747ThisWe should take the promotion though..
>>32685755>Confucian valuesIs this some new slang term for Diaochan's titties?
>>32685747Take out the "the true and rightful ruler of everything under heaven". That's treason and laying it on too thick. Otherwise, I can support crediting the strength of the soldiers and the Prime Minister and Lu Bu's excellent leadership.
>>32685747You heard the man, stroke the Dong! Stroke it!
>>32685779"Hey guys, I think I'm starting to practice the Erectification of Names!"
>Politely accept and praise Dong Zhuo.You get on your knees, and kowtow to Dong Zhuo, clasping your hands together."This unworthy Zhu Xing humbly accept your lordship's offer. It was not by my strength that the Luo Yang was held, but by the grace and magnanimity of your lordship. Heaven surely watches over us."Dong Zhuo laughs, and nods in a gleeful manner."Yes, yes! Rise my good fellow!" He says walking to you and raising you up. Some chicken grease gets on your uniform... But what does that matter."I will make you a very wealthy man if you continue to serve me well! I hereby decree you Commandant of the Guards!"He places a hand on your back, and frowns for a moment."So many fools and rebels in my ranks, Zhu Xing. I am sick of them. I can only trust a very few and it disgusts me to the bone. I know what you will serve me loyally and well."You nod and bow. Even if he is a tyrant, Dong Zhuo is a man who treats those he likes well. Maybe you can get along with him... Either way, things are looking very good for you.(Lead +4, War +3, Pol +3, Cha +3)-----------------------------------The next phase will be doing things inside Chang An for a few turns. While there were major and interesting battles in the Three Kingdoms, they were not everything. Politics, relations, improving one's clan was essential.
A month passes. Your wounds have healed, and you have received good salary for your service (+100 gold). You hear news that the coalition lords have broken up and infighting has already begun. You hear rumors that Sun Jian found the Imperial Seal at Luo Yang. Yuan Shao in the north has begun fighting with Gongsun Zan. Cao Cao is gathering strength and talent at the east. Yuan Shu is fighting against Liu Biao, with Sun Jian serving under Yuan Shu.In Chang An, Dong Zhuo continues his same habits. Hand maidens are taken, taxes are set high, mutineers are killed...It seems there will be no battles for a while. Dong Zhuo's force is still recovering and there are still enemies all around. The Qiang tribes are stirring in the north, Liu Zhang defies Dong Zhuo to the south , and Cao Cao is to the east. What do you do for the time being?>Patrol the streets and keep order>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribes>Abuse a bit of your power and take from the populace>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Let's go buy some equipment>Train a stat (Choose)>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Choose)
>>32685814>>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>>Let's go buy some equipmentBuying shouldnt take too long
>>32685814>>Let's go buy some equipment>>32685814>>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Choose)Buying shouldn't take a long time and I'd like to get friendly with Lu Bu. and his daughter
>>32685814>Lets go but some equipment
>>32685814Visit Lu Bu and let him know we are his man.
>>32685814>>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Choose) Lu Bu>Lets go but some equipment
>>32685814>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Let's go buy some equipment
>>32685814>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Choose)Senpai Lu Bu.
>>32685814>Let's go buy some equipment>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Visit someone of importance and improve relations Let's go visit Lu Bu. There's no reason why we can't do all three
>>32685814Buy some equipmentFUCKING HORSESWE CAVALRY NOWThen we try and be good people
>>32685814>>Let's go buy some equipment
>>32685814>>Let's go buy some equipment>>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Lu Bu)
>>32685814How many turns do we get?
>>32685814>>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Lu Bu)Zhu Xing is the best at multitasking
Question, do we follow lu bu when he goes off or should we hold this city and surrender to whoever comes here first?
>>32685976Always pursue Lu Bu.
>>32685976Follow Lu Bu with our men.
>>32685814>>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your forceGotta build up street cred>> Buy better armorthen>> Ask Lu Bu to sensually help us put on our new armor
>>32686069>> Ask Lu Bu to sensually help us put on our new armor>not lingqifaggot
Buying equipment was suppose to take a turn, but eh. One turn at a time, and how many turns is not privy to player knowledge. >Let's go buy some equipment>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Lu Bu)You head to the markets and decide to purchase equipment with your money. You have 150 gold so far. You look at the variety of items... They are quite expensive. You may have wanted to loot some valuables. In any case... What do you buy?>Whispering Blade: 100 gold (+1 War, Better chance to injure in duels)>Gliding Spear: 100 gold (+2 War)>Wind Bow: 100 gold (Chance of wounding enemy officer in duels as a separate check)>Iron Armor: 70 gold (+1 War, It's better than the Leather Armor...)>Rattan Armor: 150 gold (+1 War, Very strong and light. More injuries from fire however, and you look like a barbarian)>Hazel Hare 50 gold (Normal Horse)>Black Blaze 100 gold (Horse, slightly fast and strong)>White Mark 200 (Horse, +1 War, fast and strong)>Family Banner: 100 gold (+2 Pol, People recognize your clan better and your fame grows slight better) >Musk: 50 gold (Better officer visits)>Treaties on the State: 150 gold (+5 Pol)Lu Bu visit next post.
>>32685981>>32686005We can probably only do that up to a certain point though. After that, then what?
>>32686082>>Iron Armor: 70 gold (+1 War, It's better than the Leather Armor...)>>Musk: 50 gold (Better officer visits)oh my
>>32686082>>Iron Armor: 70 gold (+1 War, It's better than the Leather Armor...)>>Hazel Hare 50 gold (Normal Horse)
>>32686082>>Iron Armor: 70 gold (+1 War, It's better than the Leather Armor...)>Hazel Hare 50 gold (Normal Horse)I'd rather not be running around the battlefield like a peasant
>>32686082Wind BowHazel HareIf we become a good horse archer, we will prove near invincible in duels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYzVMcgWhgHazel Hare.I'm not sure if we should get Gliding Spear or Banner, but I'm leaning towards the banner, people have to know who we are for us to defect to them
>>32686096This. Let our skill and musk tell them we're not a peasant. Especially our musk.
>>32686082>Hazel Hare 50 gold (Normal Horse)>Wind Bow: 100 gold (Chance of wounding enemy officer in duels as a separate check)
>>32686096The musk is the key to victory both in the battlefield and in bed
>>32686096Yeah why not, lets look pimp for the troops and ladies.
>>32686096this gotta distinguish ourselves somehow.
>family banner & muskFame and Lu Bu's daughter, here we come!
I wonder if we have a chance to meet with the emperor
>>32686204A) He's too busy piloting the ship, for the shop moved.B) We'be already met Lu BuC) The Emperor is nothing but a rotting corpseD) BENEVOLENCE!Take your pick.
>>32686226*For the ship movesStupid phone
>>32686226You misspelled the EMPRAH option.
>Musk>Hazel HareYou lose 100 gold, and obtain your new items.You visit Lu Bu. You joined this force to serve under him, but now you are a ranked officer. You still like and worship the man, and wish to be his friend.You go to the man's house. Seeing that you are now a ranked officer, the servants of his house let you in. As you head inside, you hear the sound of music, and when you enter the living room, you see that Lu Bu is dining in front of a few beautiful women dancing and some musicians playing to the side. Lu Bu sees you and gestures to you in a happy tone."Zhu Xing! What did I say months back? Continue serving well, know your place, and you will rise up. And here you are, now a ranked officer. Come, sit," he says, gesturing to an empty seat on the table.You bow and sit down."What brings you here?">I wanted to give my regards and respect to you.>I wished to visit a good friend.>I wanted to talk to you about the state of affairs.>I was wondering, if you had any daughters...
>>32686324>>I wanted to give my regards and respect to you.Please don't try to bone Lu Bu's daughter yet. We are still insignificant insects in his eyes.
>>32686349But..but...our tsun tsun trainer...
>>32686324>I wanted to give my regards and respect to you.Gotta kiss so much ass shit will be in the corner of our mouths
>>32686324Regards and respect as well as visiting a friend
>>32686324>I wanted to give my regards and respect to you.
>>32686371Yeah, I'll back this.
>>32686349What if we followed it with "Because His Excellency said they were going to be spending a lot of time with The Dong from now on"?But yeah, regards and respect, I don't think we're at "good friend" level yet
>>32686324>I wanted to give my regards and respect to you.Thank him for all the opportunities under his service. Let him know that he can consider you a friend if he ever has need of our humble service.
>>32686324>I wanted to give my regards and respect to you.also give him our loyalty
>>32686425Shouldnt give so openly. We hint at it that despite our officership, we are still his man.
>>32686393ThisDon't forget to ask if he's got any daughters
>>32686425We need to be a bit more subtle. This is our first meeting since our promotion.
>>32686458No daughters. Yet.
As an officer we should be able to requisition at least Iron armour right?
>I wanted to give my regards and respect to you."Lord Lu Bu, I've come to give you my regards and respect. If it had not been for you, I would not have made it this far. I am humbled by the generosity of the strongest warrior in the land."Lu Bu laughs, and nods in acknowledgement."Yes. It was only through my guidance that you have come this far. Do not worry, I need no thanks for my kindness. Go on, eat some food Zhu Xing. I should enjoy your company while you are here."Lu Bu is quite arrogant... But it makes him easy to deal with. As he suggests, you eat some of the food at the table. Rice, seasoned vegetables, spiced meat... Good food for ranked men. The music and dance go on, and Lu Bu is enjoying himself. you should however keep the conversation going.>Discuss the state of affairs.>Discuss fighting and other warriors.>Talk about how beautiful the dancing maidens are.
>>32686519>>Discuss fighting and other warriors.
>>32686519>>Discuss fighting and other warriors.Let's not bore him with politics.
>>32686519>>Discuss fighting and other warriors.Maybe he or his daughter can train us!
>>32686519>>Talk about how beautiful the dancing maidens are.>Discuss fighting and other warriors.Start off with a light conversation topic before we turn to something more serious.
>>32686519>>Discuss fighting and other warriors.well it's not like much else matters to either of us
>>32686519>Talk about how beautiful the dancing maidens are.then lead into>Discuss fighting and other warriors.
>>32686519>>Talk about how beautiful the dancing maidens are."Oh, did you know I have a beautiful daughter?"Common guys!
>>32686519OP, is there a limit to our stats?
>>32686519>Discuss fighting and other warriors.I mean who better to discuss that with?
>>32686535Gonna support this, don't want to bore Lu Bu sempai
>>32686519>Discuss fighting and other warriors.Particularly what are some good conflicts to participate in
>>32686549100. Items will allow pass 100. As stats grow larger, improving them become more difficult. Lower stats by virtue grow faster.
>>Discuss fighting and other warriors.Then lead to>>Talk about how beautiful the magnificent Lu Bu is.Then lead to>>Discuss the state of affairs..... in our pants.
>>32686519>>Talk about how beautiful the dancing maidens are.He has good taste.
>>32686586I see. FYI, if/when we get items that boost those stats, can you add them like:War: 81 + 5So that we can tell how much more we can raise our base.
>>32686612Lets not get into the daughters yet as he may kick our ass for asking. lets win a few campaigns and rise higher in rank then ask
>Discuss fighting and other warriors.As you take a bite of meat and some rice, you shake your head."I have fought numerous battles, and have only fought a few that gave me a challenge. It is tough to find worthy opponents. I can of course not compare to you, General. But do you know of any warriors that can give you a challenge, if any?"Lu Bu nods, and thinks for a while. His face grows slightly annoyed after a few seconds."At Si Shui Pass, I fought some brigand. A stupid, lowly bastard, but he put up quite a fight. I was to smote his head in until his brother came in to help. I believe their names were Zhang Fei and Guan Yu. If anything, I wish to fight one of them again... And kill that whiskered fool," Lu Bu says with a little vile. It seems some things happened at the second phase of Si Shui that placed bad memory on Lu Bu."I also fought some man named Xiahou Dun when I trumped that Cao Cao. He was not bad. Otherwise, I hear there is some lad called Ma Chao with the Qiang tribes that is particularly strong. Yan Liang and Wen Chou are said to be Yuan Shao's best warriors. I hear there is some capable man serving Gongsun Zan, but I forget his name."Lu Bu sighs."So many warriors to fight, so little time. I have to get my daughters married too so I can pass on more heirs. No sons sadly."Daughters?>Inquire about the daughters (Cha roll, avg of three rolls)>Throw some praises to Lu Bu's might and enjoy the rest of the day>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to spar
Rolled 14>>32686735>>Inquire about the daughters (Cha roll, avg of three rolls)Into the breech...
>>32686735>>Inquire about the daughters (Cha roll, avg of three rolls)It's time.
Rolled 86>>32686735>Inquire about the daughters (Cha roll, avg of three rolls)Holy shit its happening
>>32686735>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparWe are no match for his might, but it should be an educational experience.Our charisma is 45, let's not get murdered by Lu Bu right now.
>>32686760>>32686762not with that roll>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to spar
>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparIf we impress him with our combat, then we can ask him about his daughters.
Rolled 33>>32686762forgot dice
Rolled 14>>32686735daughters, you say....
>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to spar>>32686760Not with a roll like that
>>32686777>>32686769>>3268676044 average, we're fucked
Rolled 88>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparPraise his great skill and ask for his guidance so as to improve.
>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparYeah, ok, the dice gods are not favoring us in our attempts at his daughter.
>>32686735Inquire upon some delightful daughters
>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparPlay to his ego when you ask to spar. Ask whether he would honor you with a spar from the greatest warrior in the land.
Rolled 66>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparHeh, we still need to win favor before we can talk about daughters.
Rolled 43Why not both?Ask to spar for the hand of his daughter in marriage
Rolled 95>>32686827As the dutiful father, he is honourbound to slaughter us as best he can in this fight.
>>32686827It's like you want to die horribly.
>>32686735>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparMaybe if we do well we can ask
>>32686827I would rather this quest not end with a halberd imbedded in our face.
Rolled 12>>32686847M - maybe I want Lu Bu to embed something into me....
Rolled 97I dont thi k op ever expected this sort of lewd direction.
>>32686735>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to spar
Rolled 2>>32686735>>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to spar......sexually.
>>32686870>>32687025stop it samefag
>>32686913Maybe we should make a Diaochan quest for them.
>>32687064Her skill in spear swallowing is 100
>Ask Lu Bu if he would like to sparYou nod, learning a few things about Lu Bu. You are interested in his daughters, but perhaps it is not the best time to inquire about them. There are plenty of chances in the future when you are more friendly and have earned more renown."General, forgive me if this may sound impudent... But how would you like to spar?"Lu Bu looks at you amusingly. "A spar? Do you think you have what it takes to fight me?" he says with a grin."Surely not, but I would like to see how I fare at the very least."Lu Bu laughs"Very well. Let's go out."You both head out to the courtyard. You see that courtyard is not filled with flowers and vegetables like most noble houses, but training dummies and weapons. Lu Bu is indeed a warrior. Lu Bu tosses you a spear with a dull blade. He takes his own, spinning it skillfully with the greatest of ease. His composure and body is relaxed."Come, show me what you have, Zhu Xing."---------------------------------------Dueling: In a duel, you will have three options to choose from: Strike, Slash, Sweep. Strike beats Sweep, Slash beats Strike, Sweep beats Slash. Same attacks will result in parrying each other. (Strike > Slash > Sweep > Strike)Yes, it will be a rock-paper-scissor format with me already having done the rolls on what the enemy will choose. War will great affect how much damage one takes and gives, so it is not all luck. Dueling items will give many different bonuses as well. If the enemy is mounted and you are not, you receive significant penalties. Every one post choose one of the three attacks and a roll. Up to 5 rounds for now.
Rolled 54>>32687174>SweepSWEEP THE LEGS
Rolled 23>>32687174>Strike Probe his defenses
The dice gods are angry
Rolled 30>>32687214oh Jesus I'll never roll again!
Rolled 57>>32687214Thank God that you are the 6th roll
>>32687174Strike Mr.Ando-san Strike!
>>32687223Indeed, a sacrifice is needed
Rolled 47>>32687188>>32687198>>32687202>>32687202>>3268720733.4 average. Even the Dice Gods are scared of Lu Bu
>Sweep v Sweep (Even, average roll)>Slash v Strike (Win, low roll)>Strike v Strike (Even), low roll)>Sweep v Slash (Win, average roll)>Strike v Strike (Even, low roll)You and Lu Bu clash your weapons together. Lu Bu is much stronger, and your body falters as you both parry. You go in for an attack to the side, seeing an opening, but Lu Bu manages to quickly dodge. You jump back as Lu Bu makes a hard pierce at you. He is not finished, as before you can barely react, he brings down the whole might of spear downward to you. You manage to parry, but his might is so powerful that you are pushed down to the ground.You quickly roll away and make a sweeping attack at his feet to throw him off balance. It connects, but Lu Bu barely falters. He makes another lunge at you, and you lunge back. Both your spears connect together, but your own breaks from his might.Lu Bu laughs, and throws you another spear."Not bad, Zhu Xing. Let's go a few more."3 more rounds and rolls.
The dice are telling us not to pursue lu bu.
>>32687295Sweep. His legs must falter some time, or our spear will again. Fantastic either way.
Rolled 81>>32687295I'm surprised we did so well with our crappy rolls to be honest. At least we didn't embarrass ourselves in front our idol
>Sweep v Sweep (Even, low roll)>Slash v Slash (Even, low roll)>Slash v Slash (Even, low roll)>notbad.jpgTaking a breath, you got for another attack, making a sweeping attack. He does the same, and both of you parry each other. You are however caught off balance from Lu Bu's force, and the man takes the opportunity to make another attack at you. You barely manage to parry the attack. A part of the spear's shaft does hit you on the side however, and you wince a little. Your quick reflexes saved it from being much more painful. With another breath, you make a last attack at him. He parried your attack, but with lightning speed, you follow up with a flurry of combos. He is surprised, but manages to dodge and guard well. You both swing at each other a few more before you jump back."Hah... Let's stop for today," Lu Bu says.You are sweating, and short of breath. Lu Bu only drops a bead of sweat, but otherwise, his condition is much better than your own. You did well, but if this had been in a real duel, you would have been too tired to continue and surely killed. "Well done Zhu Xing. I expect much more from you in the future," he says patting his hand on your back.You chat for a while before departing his house. It seems you made a good impression on Lu Bu. Unbeknownst to you, someone else was watching and was moderately impressed with how you did against Lu Bu.
Two weeks pass. Dong Zhuo grows more tyrannical every single day. You even hear that at his temper tantrums, Dong Zhuo flung weapons at Lu Bu. Are things growing sour between the two?>Patrol the streets and keep order>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribes>Abuse a bit of your power and take from the populace>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Let's go buy some equipment>Train a stat (Choose)>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Choose)
Rolled 11>>32687440>>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your forceProtect the people
Rolled 81>>32687440>>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your forceBenevolence?
Rolled 79>>32687440>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force
>>32687431>Unbeknownst to you, someone else was watching and was moderately impressed with how you did against Lu Bu.WAIFU NOTICED US TODAY
>>32687431>someone else was watching and was moderately impressedLingqi path +1>>32687440>Train a stat (War)
>>32687440>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your forceGain some trust and troops.Who here is up for taking Dong Zhuo out when we have the friends and power?
Rolled 23>>32687470I'd rather help Lu Bu take Dong Zhuo out, but yeah. Not like any of Dong Zhuo's vessels like us except for Lu Bu
>>32687470>Who here is up for taking Dong Zhuo out when we have the friends and power?All we need is Lu Bu to give the go and we're aboard, I'd much rather make bros with Zhang Liao though (since he is my all time favourite character).
>>32687440>Patrol the streets and keep order>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force
>>32687470We're going to join up with Lu Bu's army, and be total bros with Zhang Liao, Chen Gong, and Linqi
>>32687440Train a stat (Lead)
>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your forceAs the weeks pass, you begin to see patterns. Soldiers being abusive, peasants dying, lords growing fat... It's only fear that is keeping these parts from growing in to a full rebellion. At this rate, Dong Zhuo's force might not last forever... You decide to help the people.You learn that in particular, the farmlands around here are troubled. The soil in the north is of poor quality and peasants have trouble growing food every single day. You decide to head to the farmlands and help out the populace.You meat a lead farmer, who is surprised and afraid of your visit seeing your insignia. When you state you wish to help him, he grows even more scared and refuses politely. You insist on, and reluctantly, he accepts your help. How should you help?>Help cut the barley around>Oversee the land development and new areas to farm>Manage the goods and shipment
Rolled 4>>32687572>>Oversee the land development and new areas to farmWe need to git gud at this management business.
>>32687572>Help cut the barley aroundOur weapon skills should do well here.
>>32687572>Manage the goods and shipmentFor all we know it could be a shitty corrupt officer stealing goods from the farmersWe must correct thisAnd steal some for ourselves instead
>>32687572>>Oversee the land development and new areas to farm
>>32687572>>Oversee the land development and new areas to farmLet's up that management stat. Lu Bu has warriors out the ass, he'll need a good adviser.
>>32687572>Manage goods and shipmentOfficials might want to take some cuts of the produce for themselves. We should put a stop to that.
>>32687620That makes political enemies however.
>>32687572>>Help cut the barley aroundThe other two are recipes for us getting into conflict with other lords or Dong Zhuo himself. That could cause more problems, and not just for us, but also the people we're trying to help.Showing that we're willing to get our hands dirty doing 'common' work is a much safer activity. It lets the people see that we're not so far above them that we cannot know how they live, it also gives us an ear to the ground so that we can hear how the common folk talk.Plus, we are not so slothful as to reject a day of hard labor just because it is difficult.
>>32687629It might also be held against us engaging in peasant work. The opinion of our fellow officers matters more than peasants, and we can earn peasant favour anyway by plotting out farm land while retaining our command position.
>>32687572>>Help cut the barley aroundremember we cannot into admin.
>>32687629Changing my vote from managing goods to this.
Rolled 65>>32687588>>32687629Good point, changing my vote to Barley Cutting.
Rolled 81>>32687572>>Oversee the land development and new areas to farm
>>32687639Fair point, but a sneering distaste due to 'improper actions' is preferable to a personal vendetta that might arise from cutting into someone's 'Tribute.'
>>32687664Also, say we help Commoner A by arranging new lands, or making sure that he's not getting fleeced, and it ticks off a lord or Dong Zhuo.We could probably get away with only a little damage, and maybe some trouble down the line. Commoner A is going to find their lives turned into Hell instantly. He'll spite us just as much as the Lord we tick off.Another hand to work the field however? That's never not welcome.
>>32687693No risk, no reward.
Rolled 16>>32687629You forget one thing.His opinion matters not if we intend to leave hus service. Either through killing him or following lu bu.And judging by their quarrels, thats not long more.The respect and graditude of the people is worth much more and lasts longer.
>Help cut the barley aroundYou take a scythe, and quickly head to the fields. Your War stat and strength makes the job extremely easy. The other peasants around wash in astonishment as you slice down rows and rows.Hours pass, and by the end of the day, you have helped significantly with the farm work. The peasants thank you with great thanks, and an old woman even kisses your head. The lead peasant hands you lacquer kettle, a rare antique from a long time ago that had been in his family for generations. You politely refuse his gift, but he insists and you take it with a nod of thanks. Item: Lacquer Kettle (Better results if an officer visits your house. May also be given away as a gift)Normally, you would have grown slightly stronger from this work. But it seems you are too strong to get any benefit from simple peasant work.The people of Chang An appreciate you, and words of your deeds generally go around.---------------------------------------A month passes. There are small rumors going around that Wang Yun is scheming, although most people dismiss it. You get a small salary. +30 gold.What do you do? (Buying equipment now WILL take a turn)>Patrol the streets and keep order>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribes>Abuse a bit of your power and take from the populace>Help the populace out and get some support from the people who already dislike your force>Let's go buy some equipment>Train a stat (Choose)>Visit someone of importance and improve relations (Choose)
Rolled 96>>32687729>>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribesLet's have a little fun
>>32687729>Patrol the streets and keep order>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribes
>>32687729Time to test our martial prowess>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribes
>>32687729>Let's go buy some equipmentHopefully we can trade that pot in for enough to get the bow.
>>32687729>>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribes
>>32687729Battle or help the people ... Lets make a name in our new home.>Patrol the streets and keep order
We can go talk to lu bu sempai after we have another accomplishment under our belts.
>>32687729>>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribesCan we do this so it's clear that it's US that's doing it? Not Dong Zhuo or any others.Also, we should send an invitation to Lu Bu to see if there are any in his household that wish to join us in this 'pest control.' These nothings are beneath him, but he might have a few retainers, or other people, that would be helpful.
>>32687751Anon, it takes a turn to buy equipment now. We can probably hold off on the bow until we get some real money under our belts.
Rolled 75>>32687773I'm surprised though.We fought lu bu senpai and no increase in war.
>>32687729>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribesWe've been relaxing too long, lets put our spear arm to real work
>Destroy a few raiding Qiang tribesThe Qiang tribes have always been trouble. They usually raid the north when the kingdom is weak, and certainly with the feuding lords today they become more active. You decide to ask Dong Zhuo for some troops to go out. Dong Zhuo is in a bad mood, he gives you a thousand troops but disregards you else wise. So much for all that gratitude a few months back...Your force is a bit small. You know that generals Guo Si, Li Jue, Fan Chou, and Zhang Ji are stationed in Liang. They are fighting against the Qiang as well. It's wise to join up with one of them... Who do you choose?>Guo Si>Li Jue>Fan Chou>Zhang Ji
>>32687786Rest assured, we will get renown from this. Better to do it alone.
>>32687815Oh right, I actually forgot. +1 war.
>>32687835>Fan ChouSounds like a good guy.
>>32687835>>Fan ChouHe seems like the best one of the bunch
>>32687835>Li JueLi sounds like a decent name, right?
>>32687835>>Zhang JiIs this who I think it is, or no relation?
>>32687835>Zhang Ji or>Fan ChouWe'll need their help when Dong Zhuo dies
>>32687835>>Fan ChouNo one with the name Fan has ever been anything but a great friend soon to die inspiring us onwards in his memory.
>>32687835Fan chou Sounds tough
>>32687866If you're thinking the woman Zhen Ji, or related to Zhang Fei, or to the Turban brothers, no.
>>32687866Zhang Ji is in no way related to Zhang Fei, or at least there is no record of it.
>>32687835I feel like I'm taking my Asian Theatre test all over again. I'm staring at a bunch of Chinese names of people I have absolutely no recollection of
>>32687835Fan ChouGuo Si is a fucking rat bastard.
>>32687866Zhang Jiao, to be exact. Eh, wouldn't have picked him anyway. I'm not the biggest Taoist.Speaking of which, is our spirituality an issue? Or a stat?Anyway,>Fan Chou
>>32687897My only knowledge of those 4 come from Ravages of Time, and I can barely remember who they are.
>>32687922>Guo Si>Li JueWere the guys who took over changan after lu bu killed fatty.The other two I don't really know anything about
>>32687947Zhang Jiao was the cool dude of the trio in Ravages. Fan Chou, I can't remember.
>Fan ChouYou remember that Guo Si, Li Jue, and Zhang Ji got angry with you back at Si Shui. You're not sure if they remember you back when you were a lieutenant... But why take chances? You decide to go meet Fan Chou, whom you remember fought against Yuan Shu and did okay.You and your men arrive to Fan Chou's camp. Fan Chou greets you personally. He is a strong man, though with a small stomach popping out, and a bushy beard. You are glad to know he's a pretty decent guy."Commandant! Greetings, I am glad to finally meet the man who did so well at Luo Yang." Surprise, he even knows of your deeds. "I am heartened that you brought some troops. These Qiang men have been giving us some trouble."He hands you a map and shows you the enemy positions. You can see arrows pointing out small strike forces raiding villages. Further north of the map you see a square that indicates a Qiang encampment force. More westward, you see two different squares on the map of different colors. You ask Fan Chou what that means and he tells you there are two Qiang tribes feuding. The two tribes are not too hostile as of now, but they are no friends of you either.What should you do?>Defend the villages and protect the people.>Go strike against the enemy Qiang encampment>Let's try going over to those two feuding tribes...
>>32687970>>Go strike against the enemy Qiang encampmentDiplomats we are not
>>32687970>>Let's try going over to those two feuding tribes...We're going to need to build a network of connections and friends. Might as well start now.
>>32687970Night attack against the encampment, then sally to the villages to protect them from retribution.
>>32687970>Go strike against the enemy Qiang encampment
>>32687970>Let's try going over to those two feuding tribes...we could advertise certain enemies as easy targets in exchange for raiding amnesty
>>32687970Strike the enemy.
>>32687970>Go strike against the enemy Qiang encampmentCut'em up
>>32687970>>Go strike against the enemy Qiang encampmentThen if we can't handle it fall back and protect the people. I'm hoping we can by them time to set up defenses.
>>32688039>>32688034>>32687992>>32687985>Thinking external force will stop the raidingGuys guys why don't we create an internal conflict to stop the raiding?>Let's try going over to those two feuding tribes...
Anyone been tracking the stats?
>>32687991I like this plan, maybe break up our forces though.I see two plans. First: have the majority be in the raiding party, have them blitz the camp with fire. Then have the rest of the forces protecting the people for the counter attack.Second: A smaller raiding party and when the Qiang follow, have the raiding party lead them into an ambush.
>>32688062I prefer building on our strengths. Our political score is low while our war score is high. A successful raid will likely boost our leadership while also helping us befriend a fellow officer.It's the lowest risk option for us.
>>32688062>not wiping them out to the last man and or childAncient warfare is a bitch
>>32688062I think there may be conflicting goals. In all honesty, I am more interested in gaining glory in battle than actually putting a permanent end to the raiding. I am unsure if it is within our power to actually put a long term end to these barbarian raids other than actually putting together a sustainable government
>>32688062We are smart but our cha is low. We will need a good plan for it to work. But we know little to nothing about them.
>Go strike against the enemy Qiang encampmentYou combine your forces with Fan Chou to make 3000 men. You declare to Fan Chou that you both should attack the enemy main force... He seems a tad reluctant, but agrees. You initially came to just stop the raiding Qiangs, but why not earn some glory by defeating a part of their main force? You both lead your armies northward, and come face to face against the enemy encampment.They are about 6000 strong. You are 2-1 outnumbered. What do you plan to do?>Set up strong defenses, taunt the Qiang to attack.>Attempt a night raid attack.>Plan an ambush and lure the Qiang to a trap>Meet them in a straight up fight with a duel.Roll 1d100, average of three. What stats will be used will no longer be shown for most events, though you should be able to estimate what stats matter. This is to make the game slightly more challenging and thinking.
Rolled 80>>32687970>>Let's try going over to those two feuding tribes...
>>32688088we're not the mongols
Rolled 7>>32688097>>Attempt a night raid attack.
Rolled 82>>32688097>>Attempt a night raid attack.it's likely they know the terrain, but their numbers may lower their guard
>>32688097>Attempt a night raid attack.
Rolled 88>>32688097>>Plan an ambush and lure the Qiang to a trap
>>32688064Profile in OP is updated regularly.
Rolled 69>>32688097Night raid
Rolled 18>>32688097>Attempt a night raid attack.
Rolled 37>>32688097>>Attempt a night raid attack.>>Plan an ambush and lure the Qiang to a trapThis was a bad idea but.We night raid them.When yhe pursuit force comes, we lure them into a big killing field.
Rolled 42Night raid.
Rolled 3>>32688097... duel is our strongest stat but night attack can work well with our int ... hm.>Attempt a night raid attack.
Rolled 8>>32688100>>32688110>>3268811156.3, I'm guessing this was a combination of INT and WAR.
So next purchase.Iron Armour, Bow or Family Banner?
Rolled 15>>32688171Wind Bow and Family Banner both sound great. Getting Family Banner earlier might be a better investment. And it would help our little brother and little sister when they inevitably join our retainer.
>>32688171Armor, definitely. We can't let ourselves get laid out like before.Probably also a weapon when we get the chance.
>>32688171I'm hoping we'll have enough cash for some new armor in addition to something else the next chance we get
>>32688178Should have stolen a bow at the siege when we had the chance.
>>32688171The Bow. We're doing a horse archer build, dammit.
>>32688178>>32688190>>32688191I wonder if we can at least requisition a normal/mass-production bow from the army armoury to use.
>>32688171Family banner and a nice horse
>>32686082>>Wind Bow: 100 gold (Chance of wounding enemy officer in duels as a separate check)>>Iron Armor: 70 gold (+1 War, It's better than the Leather Armor...)>>Family Banner: 100 gold (+2 Pol, People recognize your clan better and your fame grows slight better)The armor looks good, but I do like the Pol and Fame boost.
>Attempt a night raid attack>avg of 59You tell Fan Chou that you should both set up an encampment a few li away. He agrees and you both spend some time setting up. The Qiang sees your force, and they begin preparing themselves. You order guards to be strictly on watch and on duty.Night falls. You grab a few hundred men are gather them behind your camp. Fan Chou is surprised when he sees, and you tell him that you are planning a night raid on the enemy camp. He states he will follow up with you and you gladly accept his help.You, Fan Chou, and your men dress lightly and quietly march to the enemy camp. You all successfully infiltrate. As the Qiang patrols change their turns at guard duty, you shout and order your men to charge.The Qiang are caught surprised. Your men kill the guards who put up little fight, then begin torching the camps. Great confusion runs in the camp and the Qiang soldiers begin fleeing in terror. You lead a strike force against the enemy commander's tent, but guards move to stop you. You and your men kill them, but by that time, the commander has escaped. With a curse to the gods, you and your men quickly retreat back to your own camps before the Qiang can regroup and kill your small scores of me. When morning comes, you, Fan Chou, and the soldiers celebrate. While it would have been nice to kill the enemy commander, you did score a nice victory. A large part of the Qiang force still remain, but they decide to retreat for now. A direct fight against them may have inflicted more casualties and more glory... But it would have done the same to your side, so you call this a win. You begin to return to Chang An. Fan Chou thanks you and appreciates you, and fighting together, it seems you two have become friends. When you come to Chang An, you report the victory to Dong Zhuo. He doesn't seem that impressed with the Qiang forces still intact, but throws you a praise nonetheless. Some people begin to say you are a good general.
Rolled 97>>32688171We will need armor.
>>32688208And so the intrigue begins
+3 lead, +1 war, +1int.And done for this night. I have a tight schedule work the next few days, so next game will be at Friday, 20:00 PST. Thanks for playing!
>>32688183If we get another 30 (likely since fatty is in a bad mood), probably not.
Rolled 48>>32688208Winning a battle outnumbered 2-1 is a victory in my books. Dong Zhuo can suck it
Rolled 44>>32688224See ya.
>>32688224YOU HAVE ME CRAVING SO MUCH.
Rolled 37>>32688224thanks for running Op it was fun.
Rolled 28>>32688224Fun game, thanks for running. Are you going to set up a twitter for this game?
>>32688224Thanks for running, OP.Will you setup a twitter for updates and notifications?
>>32688224Enemy forces lessened, forces routed, and casualties on our side minimal to none.I'd mark it as a win too.Good night, thanks for the thread.
No twitter. I don't feel like there are many important updates or anything that need to be up for that. Unless a crisis happens, schedule will always remain the same. If a crisis does happen. I'll throw a notice at the Quest Thread Generals.
Next time: we visit lu bu sempai again.and woo his daughter
>>32688258Thats the thing, I'd rather not step into QTG.Otherwise, like today, kept refreshing the catalog to see if the thread was up. With twitter, I can see new notifications rather than having to do it manually.
Oh, and I should do this at the end of every session. I'll evaluate how well the players did, and tell what would have happened if you made other choices, unless they will spoil events that will happen in the future.Choosing to have gone with Dong Zhuo would have either earned you favor with Dong himself, or Diao Chan who was with the caravan. Small chances at injury. Looting the city would have earned you 100 gold, and an additional 200 gold if you would have decided to loot the Imperial tombsFor Luoyang battle, choosing to have been behind as archers would have earned little glory but no chances at injury. High rolls allowed MC not to get injured when making a defense line. The ambush and fire choice would have needed a high roll to succeed because the enemy was capable Sun Jian who would have sent scouts. It was a good decision not to choose that.Cheng Pu would have been a hard duel. Would have to get good rolls, and done good counters to beat him. The likely outcome was MC having fought a fair battle and retreating back (Impressing some of the enemy lords), or being defeated and retreating back (Super low rolls would mean death)Decision on Dong Zhuo's offer was good. Other choices would have insulted him and gained you no Cha.Decisions with Lu Bu were good. Asking about his daughters beforehand would have annoyed him, but not wanting to kill you. Trying to meet one of his daughters needed a decent roll due to low Cha. The duel had really low rolls, but counters made it so MC didn't get squashed.Other events remain classified.>>32688276Eh, I'll think of setting one up then. Don't feel like maintaining an account though.
Rolled 83>>32688345It sounds like we were fairly competent today. The twitter account would be fairly low-maintenance.You would really only log-in to (1) Post the next run-time, (2) Post a reminder few hours before you run, and (3) Post the thread link when you run.
>>32688345Is there any way to try and create an advantageous situation in these decisions (such that we can roll for best of, not average)?
>>32688345I look at all that money and i salivate.Then I remember that looting the imperial tombs would a terrible idea. I assuming that would give us a big moral and influence drop with the coalition leaders, right?The Qiang tribes business is hidden? Right. Still, this is pretty cool.
>>32688345Our solid defence of the line must have impressed the warlords abit right? 'That bastard won't die and the line won't break'.
>>32688345Hey, can we brainstorm up some heirs/relatives real quick?
>>32689110>led your own gang, picking fights with the other local kids and causing trouble+>traveled the country, learning many different things and picking up various talentsI was thinking this could be our sister, but traveling around the country and forming a gang of odd warriors seems especially derivative of a certain anime right now, so our brother maybe?
>>32689110Hey, if we got killed, would we have to do a Cha Check to see if our heirs would care enough to avenge us?
Did OP ever give a specific schedule on what days/times he'll be running the quest?I don't know when to look out for part 3..
>>32688384Advantageous situations come if you make good decisions, or choose decisions that are safe and easy. A mob of peasants riot and you decide to kill them with cavalry? Advantageous roll and probably don't even need a high roll to succeed. >>32688426Sort of. They saw the unit and thought they were pretty badass, but then again, they don't care that much nor have they heard your name to see you stand out. As of now, the populace of Chang An and lords around may have heard of you. Yuan Shao who is way north and concerned with other matters wouldn't care for you at all.>>32689110Idea here is that you need to find a wife and sir some son or daughter, as you are relatively young and in need of an heir. Back then marriage was about politics, making connections, and making sure your next in line was secure.If the guy dies with no child, then you can go as younger brother/sister to go with the legacy. Or just play a completely new character. As of now, younger brother and sister are yours to throw around as marriage tools since you own the clan.>>32689301Playing heirs and how they act is up to you. They can be jerks and not give a shit for Zhu Xing, or go on a bloodlust rampage, whatever. >>32689799Friday night. 8:00 Pacific Time.
>>32689906Question on mechanics.When do you decide on using pol or cha?Say encouraging troops is obviously cha but how about advising a warlord on taking a different political action? Would that be cha, pol or both?
>>32689955Depends on the situations, but if it was specifically political, both. Convincing anyone to do something political will use both stats most of the times. How much the person trusts you, your connections, and how well known you are will all raise success chance.
>>32690038Thanks for the clarification, OP.
>>32689906On advantageous situations - have there been any decisions so far that would've let to such rolls?
>>32690078Nope. Defending the villages from Qiang raiding parties would have been advantageous rolls, because they would be small units and untrained. In situations where I deem there is no real danger, I won't roll and will give a success. In situations where you could possibly see something going wrong and a screw-up, I'll give a roll even if the situation is advantageous (Such as one of the Qiang raiders managing to hit you with a bow if you chose to defend the villages).
For anyone still here, we should consider taking time to go meet with Wang Yun, next thread.Gotta get the political wheel turning.