You are Shax Gloombreaker, and apparently you took over a fortress last night. Or a few hours ago. Everyone keeps assuming you know and it would be totally embarrassing to admit you don't so you're just rolling with it for now and hoping for the best. Some sorta glowing god thing is thanking you for freeing them from centuries of imprisonment by the elven peoples of Valenwood. You may have a splitting headache, but you aren't about to pass up a reward if it is offered to you! Even if you have no idea why you're getting it.>54/48 BtB exp>44/48 MSiF exp>40/48 CyRCTHaM exp>30/32 FMMM exp, 3/3 Tidal Points>You feel like you're on the breakthrough of something...>Shax's Stuff! So you can keep track: http://pastebin.com/U3hKZfAd>ABILITY TREE: http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vP>I'm the boss! Points: 2>Pearls: 4. What the hell did you spend these on?"A reward?" The deity in front of you considers for a moment, "Yes I believe I can assist you. But you'll have to give me a moment to decide what would be within my powers to do. I must reacquaint myself after the centuries of imprisonment, you see."Allonces stumbles over to you, and you lean over "Why the heck do you keep gods in your glowy orbs, Allonces?"She hisses back, "Why'd you write that on my face?!"You squint at her. You don't remember writing that there, and you wouldn't want to spend forever with Allonces. Weird.>What do you want to spend the Being the Boss point on?>Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Bonus against your boss!>If you Feed Them - Start taming animals! Everyone is happier!>Everybody Calm Down Right Now! - Noooo fighting!
>>32801395>>Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Bonus against your boss!Soon Shax will be a Dark Queen!
>>32801395>>Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Bonus against your boss!Gotta get that progression
>>32801395>Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Bonus against your boss!This could lead to some neat things.
>>32801395>Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Bonus against your boss!
>>32801395>>Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Bonus against your boss!duh
>>32801395So how many pearls did we use in the taking of this fortress?
Well. That seems pretty decisive. Writing!
>>32801558>>32801597Why do we not have the description for She Bitch Wolf Queen?
>>32801624Gotta get the skill before one you can obtain for its description.You guys just never cared about If you Feed Them...
>>32801640We have the description for You Would Have A Dark Queen.And we're only getting that so we can get Dark Queen.
>>32801640As Expected of Me doesn't count?
>>32801663You've had the description since Moonlight Champion was gained, I'm pretty sure. At least I think that was the first one next to it you grabbed.>>32801676Oh. It does! I'll write one up. The ability tree has never been the most planned and refined thing. I just like jokes.
>>32801695And we love you for that.
Didn't we get a point in Sword Saint? For beating that chick underground? and didn't we spend that point?
>>32801797We spent that on bling
>>32801797You got nonstop pop pop and stainless steel, I just haven't updated the pastebin.I knew I forgot something!
More ancient sorcery. I would never have thought that maintaining a shape over a couple frames would be more challenging than having things in motion.
>>32802050That's really good!
>>32802050Is that Shax and Alloncess' brother?
>>32802050That's cool anon!
>You've gained Bite the Hand That Feeds you!You dunno when you first started getting annoyed at always being bossed around. You used to be such a good demure goblin! Maybe all this power has gotten to your head and now you're tired of being someone's stooge. Still, you'd rather be the one calling the shots.>You can now get You Would Have A Dark Queen!>Belated She Bitch Wolf Queen description - You get two loyal wolf companions! And a bonus to intimidate with them! Scare people with your shaggydogs!"Hello? Are you ready for my presents?" Hm? Oh! You were lost in thought. It's been a long morning and your head really hurts still. "Shax?""Yeah, yeah, sorry. Whaddaya got for me Ms. Goddess? You got a name?" It's rude to not introduce yourself. Auntie taught you that."Oh! Right. I'm Estollieax." You hear Allonces gasp. Some weird looking dark elf sneaks up near her and whispers in her ear. "Goddess of Craft."That's pretty broad. "What kinda crafts?""Just all of them." That is pretty unfair to other crafting gods, but you aren't one so no big deal."Well, how are you doing Esti? I'm doing okay. But where is my stuff?" Gotta keep her focused. This goddess seems kinda airheaded. Freedom can do that, you guess?"Ah! I forgot. Right. Anyway. I can give you a divine enchantment of your choice. What would you like?"You've got divine powers to, so you aren't too impressed.>She can make it so that your boots never leave footprints and also never smell.>A blessing to where when you eat food you never get crumbs down your shirt.>Holding your sword won't get blisters on your hand.On second thought, these are all really convenient!>Ignore these and just kill her.>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.
>>32802115>>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.duh
>>32802115>>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.Shax will be the best goddess
>>32802115>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.The world is doomed.
>>32802115>>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.Ascension HO!
>>32802050animation is so cool
>>32802115>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.We gotta stop the Hungerer and we can't do that if we're not a god ourselves!
With how often goblins breed and die The Hungerer must be a really strong God.
>Say you don't want these and guilt her into telling you about how to become a god.>>32802086yup.>>32802186I just wish there were animation software for android that isn't clunky as hell. I spent way more time on that than I should have.
>>32802311Don't tell me you did that on your phone
Alright! Give me a d20 to see how much you can guilt her!Don't worry, you will get some information no matter what, but the degree of information you get will be larger with a better roll.
>>32802115YOU FOOLS.WE COULD'VE BEEN ABLE TO NIBBLE BREADS FOREVER AND NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE MESS AFTERWARDS. THAT IS BETTER THAN ANY DIVINITY.
Rolled 15>>32802352PLEASE GIVE GODHOOD
>>32802050Why does Shax have a perm?
>>32802358Shax is 2cool4school
>>32802358Well.Shax still has some "get things done" juice in her I guess.Writing!
Rolled 20>>32802358Goddess Shax here we go
>>32802395sh-should I give a bigger bonus for this
Rolled 4>>32802395Another twenty?
>>32802413Have her move into our crystal realm.
>>32802413Do whatever you feel you can write better.If she wants to sing like a bird then who are we to stop her?
>>32802413Of course, the Shax train has no breaks tonight
>>32802441yeah do this!
>>32802413Shax just gave the goddess an extra double dose of cuteness.
>>32802413Maybe she can be a new party member?
>>32802344Galaxy Note. Wacoms screens are too damn expensive.>>32802364I thought it'd be easy to maintain, but in the end I didn't have the patience to actually implement it.>>32802358Awww shiet>>32802395AWW ASHIIIET
>>32802441Yeah, I bet she needs a nice new abode that isn't a prison.
>>32802395LAWS OF THE WILD
>>32802441We don't want to deal with this airheaded chick for the rest of eternity.Not to mention she needs a forest.
>>32802513RULES OF NATURE
Also, can we get the description of Advanced Lootology?You forgot to give it to us.
>>32802593Don't we have a foresty swamy place
>>32802645uhh no, just watery/cavey/crystals
>>32802413you know you want to
>>32802413What is it with that fucking riverbank in Anime?It's in like every anime ever.
>>32802670We have a beacht, too. Maybe she can add palm trees to it.
Kelp forests count as forests, right?
>>32802717Ehh, i think she needs her forest. Not to mention she seems annoying as all hell.
>>32802709I never really noticed until now, but it's in manga too.
>>32802709It's a jap thing.
>>32802748It might be some sort of anime cliche, like the protagonists seat, second to last seat on the far left of the classroom next to the window so he can broodingly look out of it.
"Well, jeez. Who knows how many men died to take this fort." You kick your feet, arms behind your back, "And then I had to figure out the arcane secret to free your from the prison. Most people didn't even know you were in there, you know? And all you can offer me is blister free hands? Jeez."The goddess looks distressed. As distressed as a vaguely woman shaped blob of energy can look. "What? I thought those were pretty nice and convenient blessings..."You look at your feet and sniff once, "I dunno it isn't really your fault, you know? It is probably my fault. Yeah. I'm to blame for thinking doing this quest of liberation would get me something really cool. Why am I so stupid."Waving spectral arms, Estollieax interjects, "No! I probably should have tried harder to make blessings. I'm sorry!" This is working!"Maybe I should just give up? I'll never figure out how to be a god this way. I mean, all these elf gods are so snooty. And even the ones they imprison don't know anything useful..." This oughta do it."It's not that hard! I'm sure you can do it!""Oh? You know how?" There is a fishing expression for this, but you've only ever fished by wading into the water and trying to grab small fish so you don't know it."Y-yeah. It's a bit of a secret. And you gotta get lucky. Usually other gods get mad if you reveal it, but it isn't that huge of a deal since it isn't like I've been around in a while."She then goes into detail. You need shards of divinity. An orb like her prison is comprised of some. It is material that is incredibly difficult to make, and the knowledge of how to do so has been lost to time. Fortunately, you just freed a goddess of crafting up. She can hang out in your fortress till you get the rest of the orbs shattered, and she'll help you make a Gem of Divinity. After doing that, you gotta get enough astral pearls together to launch a Ritual of Ascension.>See what Allonces wants.>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.
>>32802789>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.>See what Allonces wants.
>>32802789>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.We can go see Allonces afterwards!
>>32802789>>See what Allonces wants.Let's not make an entrance to our realm in the middle of enemy territory
>>32802789>>See what Allonces wants.>>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.We got to show our gratitude.
Would making a portal entrance in this place be a good idea? It's in middle of elven territory. Can't the goddess of craft just hang out with us?
>>32802789>Make the portal>>32802849We conquered it. It's our territory now.
>>32802789>>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.
>>32802789>See what Allonces wants.Unless the portals are undoable, we probably shouldn't just plop one down here in the middle of elf land.
Did we kill allonceses parents?
>>32802789This really depends on whether we defeated the elves or if we just took on little base.
>>32802789>>See what Allonces wants.>>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.
>>32802789>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.>See what Allonces wants.We are the best at negotiating. Can't waif to hear how Allonces is responding to this shit.
>>32802915You took a fairly large base.You didn't defeat their whole country, no.
>>32802927So let's no do it them
>>32802887Meh, we took the fort. This is now fort "Shax is the Best."
>>32802927Where is Allonce's brother anyway? We should rub this into his face.
>>32802948>get a smaller fort and name it 'Bearbreath is pretty cool too'>get a tiny fort and name it 'I guess Allonces is okay'
>>32802959Her brother, who we in no way think is cute.
>>32802974You mean like a little shack for allonces
>>32802974Nothing for Sitri? How mean.
>>32802789>>Make a portal to your realm so the goddess can go hang out.Awww yissss
Alrighty. Time to write!
>>32803018Nah, Allonces can have a mage tower if we find one.
>>32803017Especially since his taste in animals is so shit.
>>32803061>Build me an army worthy of Shaxor
>>32803139"That are cute and shoot laser and also turtles"
>>32803139>>32803196Allonces creating dapper top hat wearing lazer turtles which also levitate. Equally at home on the battlefield or the fanciest of tea parties.
>>32803067Still, he'll have to admit turtles are way more awesome then elks and a little more awesome than bears like the one Bearbreath can turn into.
>>32803257Right. We'll just have to keep proving turtles are awesome right in front of his face until he admits it.
>>32803275Is he still with us?
>>32803313He disappeared somewhere, but he's probably around.
>>32803313Im going to be on him being passed out on top of one of our turtles, naked from the waist up, and still in black-face.
Hmmm. Alright. Might as well, since you're in the neighborhood. The underworld army should reach this fortress pretty soon, once they've heard you've taken over it. Granted, you didn't get the Forest Heart for them, since it kinda shattered, but they don't need to know that. Won't be too huge of a problem to summon up an entrance to your base. You toss a pearl down, and a cave pops up. No one seems terribly surprised, though you're pretty sure most people don't know you can do this. Jeez, you only have three pearls left? What the heck did you spend them on? You know you see some crystal turtles stomping around, but still...Well. That's not important. You escort the goddess to your base, and get her to remind you about what all you gotta do.When you get back Allonces practically drags you off to the side. "Shax! That was super bad! The Forest Heart is a powerful arcane artifact, and it coulda been used for all kindsa things!""Yeah, well, I'm gonna use it to make me super powerful.""What's worse is that Estollieax is one of the three prime demons of Elven myth! Estollieax is the enchainer, one who forges all shackles. I don't trust her!"You wave a hand, "Course you'd make a person you'd trapped in an orb a demon in myth. That way if they ever got out, no one in the country would help 'em. It's just a lie, Allonces. Jeez, don't worry so much.""But... but!" She sputters a bit before quieting down. The weird looking dark elf next to her scratches the back of his head."Um. Shax, was it?" Wasn't this guy the idiot you were arguing with last night? "If you were to break the Forest Mind and Soul, it'd be super bad. Please don't do that."You put hands on your hips. "What's a drow know about things like that? I'mma break them anyway.""I'm an expert in this area. Please don't do it. Besides, the Elven capital is on the Forest Soul. You'd need a full fledged army to take it.">Maybe you oughta back down a bit.>Nope. Breaking them all.
>>32803562>Nope. Breaking them all.Elves are just the worst, aren't they? I miss Beyto
>>32803562>>Maybe you oughta back down a bit.Just how bad is "super bad"?
>>32803562>Nope. Breaking them all.
>>32803562>Wasn't there an elf around who was just telling me that I would never be able to take this fortress? How did that work out, again?>Nope. Breaking them all.
>>32803562>You wave a hand, "Course you'd make a person you'd trapped in an orb a demon in myth. That way if they ever got out, no one in the country would help 'em. It's just a lie, Allonces. Jeez, don't worry so much."That makes a surprising amount of sense. I'd say we don't need to overdo it. Back down for now, and try to do something stealthy later on. Maybe we could ask Seamom for some help in exchange for the soul of the forest.
>>32803562>Nope. Breaking them all.Of course he doesn't want us to free the gods they have been subjugating for who knows how long.
>>32803685I agree with this sentiment. No need to rush. We will get them all sooner or later.
>>32803562>Nope. Breaking them all.On one hand, it's elven capital.On the other hand, Allonces is wrong about everything and her weird dark elf friend said you couldn't take this fort either.
>>32803562>Nope. Breaking them allKid, you haven't been here long enough, so I can excuse you for not knowing, but Shax don't back down from nothing. NOTHING.
>>32803562>"Please don't do that"Well thanks a lot. Now we pretty much have to break all of them.
>>32803562>>Nope. Breaking them all.People aren't telling us what to do anymore. We'll become a god and no one can stop us.
>>32803562>Maybe you oughta back down a bit.Let's wait for orders first. Maybe there are shards elsewhere.
Alright, so you are going to break them.Do you wanna put a pedal to the metal and go right after them for now or see what else the Underground Alliance wants from you first? An emissary will arrive within two days, surely.
Rolled 3>>32803827I guess we can wait and finish off the rest of the liquor in the meanwhile. Rolling for Shax alcohol tolerance
>>32803827Well we could wait for that. Just as long as we aren't following anybody's orders.
>>32803827If they come with reinforcements, that would be helpful. We can ignore the Dark Elf Lady with "Bite the Hand That Feeds You" anyway
>>32803827Drink alcohol and argue with Allonces's brother while we wait for the UA diplomat.
>>32803827Screw that. If rushing is the plan, let's at least do it right. March right the fuck now!
>>32803837Sounds about right.>>32803827Lets wait for a bit. We are defiantly going to break them, but we need to wait for a relief force to come to fort "Shax is Awesome" at the very least before moving on.
>>32803827Let's go for the Forest Mind.
>>32803827whyyyyyy. It's gonna betray us once it gets the god-thingy shells.
>>32803827Wait, regroup, set up some defenses, gather information on the other targets. Also, loot the hell out of the city, steal everything that isn't nailed down, then steal the nails and whatever they nailed down. Don't rush this.Also, interrogate that weird drow about the other elven defenses, he knew an awful lot about these defenses. If he says it's impossible point out that he said the exact same thing about this place.
>>32803897>We are defiantly going to break them,But we're not against doing it.
>telling Shax not to do thingsBahahahahaha
>>32803904JEEZ, ALLONCES>>32803951No, she's breaking them in a defiant manner like hah! you can't tell me what to do!But yeah, sounds like you guys want to wait for just a little. Alright. Writing!
>>32803951Shit auto correct made definitely into defiantly.
It just occurred to me that we have the ultimate expert on the subject of gods. We can just ask Sea Mom about this Estollieax if she starts seeming untrustworthy.
>>32803904And then we demonstrate, manually, why we are the Boss. I mean if a bunch of namby pamby elves were able to do so, Shax should have no trouble at all.
>>32803827lets relax, we have like a superbad headache
You put a finger on your chin. As much as you'd like to run off and start looting the countryside, you really oughta get everything in order first. You glance around and call your officers together. Apparently last night you suddenly stormed off towards the fortress by yourself, and the rest of the army scrambled after you. By the time they caught up, you'd busted down one of the fortress's walls, and had eight giant crystal turtles causing havoc in the area. When the elves summoned a giant tree spirit monster, you blew its head off with a massive spear, and then cut through the pieces that fell down and formed smaller versions of the beast.No wonder you have a headache.The army managed to mop up the thoroughly confused and battered elven remnants, and have been looting all night. You order the troops to help shore up the defenses you smashed to smithereens and get your army and affairs back in order.Before too long, an officer shows up from the underground alliance."Hello, Raid Leader. And Chieftess, now, is it?" It's a slightly standoffish drow woman in scandalous leather armor with two whips at her hip. For some reason a lecture from Auntie about 'reinforcing stereortypes' pops up in your mind.
"We're here to collect the Forest Heart, but I hear it got broken? I suppose it can't be helped, but it would have been a great boon to the war effort to gather it." She seems pretty disapproving! You don't think you'll get an A on your raiding report card for this. "No matter. Your next assignment is concerning the rest of the Valenwood theatre. You're ordered to leave it as soon as possible and return to the Manderlin plains. We'll be starting a genuine invasion there soon. Integrate yourself into that army if possible." She tips her head at you and leaves almost as quickly as she arrives. She left written orders with an official seal as proof.Always getting ordered around! No reinforcements either. What's the plan?>Try to hit up the Forest Mind real fast. It is apparently off in a temple somewhere to the south.>Duck back to the goblin caves. Get reinforcements or maybe assemble a larger army. Try to siege the Forest Soul. They can't be too mad if you disobey orders and then win the region, right?>Take the orders back to Manderlay. Always more divine fish in the sea.
>>32804560>>Try to hit up the Forest Mind real fast. It is apparently off in a temple somewhere to the south.It shouldn't take too long.Also use crayons to draw mustahes on the seal.
>>32804560>>Duck back to the goblin caves. Get reinforcements or maybe assemble a larger army. Try to siege the Forest Soul. They can't be too mad if you disobey orders and then win the region, right?We could hit the Mind first, but they'll never expect us to hit the Soul now and without the backing of the main army. We dilly-dally and it'll only be tougher when we get around to it.
>>32804560>Try to hit up the Forest Mind real fast. It is apparently off in a temple somewhere to the south.What happened to that other elf guy.> Apparently last night you suddenly stormed off towards the fortress by yourself, and the rest of the army scrambled after you. By the time they caught up, you'd busted down one of the fortress's walls, and had eight giant crystal turtles causing havoc in the area. When the elves summoned a giant tree spirit monster, you blew its head off with a massive spear, and then cut through the pieces that fell down and formed smaller versions of the beast.Bacchus Wine is some strong stuff.
>>32804610mustachioed turtles in top hats
>>32804560>Duck back to the goblin caves. Get reinforcements or maybe assemble a larger army. Try to siege the Forest Soul. They can't be too mad if you disobey orders and then win the region, right?Split off a part of out force and feint an attack on the Elven capital. Hopefully this should leave the Forest mind open. Unless it's in the elven capital, in which case I am an idiot.
>>32804560>Take the orders back to Manderlay. Always more divine fish in the sea.
>>32804560>>Try to hit up the Forest Mind real fast. It is apparently off in a temple somewhere to the south.
>>32804560>>Duck back to the goblin caves. Get reinforcements or maybe assemble a larger army. Try to siege the Forest Soul. They can't be too mad if you disobey orders and then win the region, right?Go big or go home, bubs.
>>32804560>Try to hit up the Forest Mind real fast. It is apparently off in a temple somewhere to the south.
>>32804560>>Try to hit up the Forest Mind real fast. It is apparently off in a temple somewhere to the south.I feel like the other will take a lot of time, time that the main army will ask where we are, so id rather just take this one real quick while their still in shock.
Tiiiime's up.The result is: Everyone has fun.Writing!
>>32804560You know, we COULD leave the forest mind up to Allonces and try to take the capital. If we use Laser Siege-Turtles, get Seamom to help us out, and strike from multiple fronts, we ought to find an opening soon enough.
>>32804858We're kind of low on pearls, though.
You'll just do some light raiding. Nothing too spectacular. They can't really complain if you hit up a place on your way out, right? Even if it is kind of out of the way? Surely not! No one could complain about that! It's settled! YOu'll just make that weird dark elf tell you where the forest mind is and then smash that temple up.You look around camp for the guy, but don't find him. What the heck? You get Bearbreath to peak around as well, but he can't find him either. Who introduced you to this guy? Allonces?"Hey, Allonces. Where the heck is that guy who kept telling me what to do last night?" Allonces splits into an ear splitting grin for some reason, "I need him to tell me where the Forest's Dumb Brain is so I can smash it up and free another ghost god that your people enslaved for some dumb reason and collect his dumb jewel prison."She goes back to her normal expression, and hops over to you like a little ball of pure happiness. "He's gone for now. Do you want to meet him?! Do you miss him? It's okay we can have girl talk together. Let me call him back over."You put a hand on her shoulder, "Calm down. You're creeping me out. Why don't you just tell me where the dumb temple is?""Ehhh, I think the other guy could give better directions." She takes a look at your face then sighs. "Fine, you can get to it this way..."Well these instructions are simple enough. You should still have free reign of the forest, too. According to Allonces, this place is guarded mostly by Moon Mages, whatever those are, and several devout priest warriors.How do you wanna take it on?>Sheer brute force. Smash it up!>Team of experts! You and other talented people will minimize losses by smashing it up personally.>No need to fight. Just sneak in, smash the Forest Mind, get out. Stealth!
>>32805115>Team of experts! You and other talented people will minimize losses by smashing it up personally.
>>32805115>>Team of experts! You and other talented people will minimize losses by smashing it up personally.I want Fight! exp.
>>32805115>Team of experts! You and other talented people will minimize losses by smashing it up personally.Lets go beat up some stupid mages.
>>32805115>Stealth>With a team of experts>Fight if we get spotted
>>32805115>Team of experts! You and other talented people will minimize losses by smashing it up personally.Moon mages use astral and death magic.METAGAMING! I'm a terrible person.
>>32805115>>Team of experts! You and other talented people will minimize losses by smashing it up personally.
>>32804053yeah, good luck beating up an ancient demon in possession of three demon-prison's worth of god catalyst. If we're lucking we much be able to play the three demons off against each other and trap them again, but otherwise I think we're fucked even WITH our light powers.
OP, since we missed the actual fight to take over the fortress, maybe you could do a small side-story sometime with the POV of one of the defending elves, maybe the commander of the garrison or somesuch?
>>32805115It's too bad that dark elf guy disappeared. We could have snuck our way in way easier if we'd just painted him up like a normal elf and bluffed our way in saying he's with the rangers or something. He said he's an expert on the region so it probably would have worked too.
>>32805115Face it Allonces, playing matchmaker for Shax is a lost cause.
>>32805115This seems like the kind of place there might be illusions.
>>32805289Just trick her into marring you, yourself. Probably easier to do than hooking Shax up wit the Onii-chan.
>>32805215Tactical Goblin ActionLet's write.
>>32805331>>32805115Good point. Chalice it up.
>>32805358>Tactical Goblin ActionI think that is what they call an oxymoron...
>>32805358Such a cute and a best. I would pay good money for a Shax hug pillow.
>>32805251We could just not give her the divinity shards until we're ready to ascend and even look into a way to make the thing without her.If she's really evil than some of her info, like only her being able to make it, should not be trusted.
>>32805344Ah, if only, too bad they both seem so against the idea.
>>32805408>you will never hug Shax
You march double time through the forest, trying to avoid ire from the highers up by just getting this over with quickly. This is a little side project. No need to endanger all your goblins by drawing the ire of the dark elves. Before terribly long, the raid is pretty close to the temple. Your scouts say most of the attention is elsewhere in the forest, so you're not too worried about walking into a trap.Mages have a nasty habit of causing lots of collateral damage, so you decide to take in a team of experts. You, Sitri, Bearbreath, Brokagh, Whoop, Mani, and Dorle. You camp out with them near the entrance to the temple. And send Brokagh out to scout the place out.Before too long, he shows back up. "Hey, boss. Place is crawling with temple guards. They don't look like they know we're here, but they definitely are a bit spooked. Musta been the fact a goblin raid hit them in the heart of their territory out of nowhere and blew up one of their most important fortresses on a whim of that raid's commander. If I had to guess."You cross your arms. "If you had to guess." Brokagh grins at you.Still. High alert. Tons of mages and divine warriors. This seems like trouble. What's the plan boss?>Brokagh and Bear go ahead, take out who they can. You, Whoop, and the brothers blow up the tough stuff.>Smash up front! We'll just move quick and kill to the middle of the fort. Grab an important person, make 'em tell you where the Mind is. Smash it. Get out.
>>32805951>Shax and like one or two more sneak in to get the thingy. Taking it will surely raise the alarm but then they'll be facing inwards, so everyone outside will rush in to sandwich them in.
>>32805951>>Shax and like one or two more sneak in to get the thingy. Taking it will surely raise the alarm but then they'll be facing inwards, so everyone outside will rush in to sandwich them in.Sneak sneak sneak. Smash smash smash.
>>32805951>>Brokagh and Bear go ahead, take out who they can. You, Whoop, and the brothers blow up the tough stuff.
>>32806061>>32806095Alright.Gimme a d20 to see how well this goes.Probably will be last story update of the day before I move on to exp or whatever.
>>32806204Fuck, we used up all our luck on that guilt trip. Laughing so hard.
>>32806204>Great idea ruined by terrible execution
We're using a boss point. Right now.
>>32806204Shax is back!
>>32806204Well, there it is. Should we boss point to negate this? It'd only bump us up to a 7.
>>32806204the booze train ended
>>32806204Live by the dice, die by the dice
>>32806251I want to agree, but on the other hand canceling the 1 will just leave us with a 7, which is still pretty crappy....Probably better than critfailing, though. Let's do it.
>>32806285I'd rather not for the same reasons you pointed out
Have we EVER used a point to boost an already solidly mediocre roll? Negating critfails is what they're for.
>>32806341I don't think you understand the magnitude of this situation, anon. We CRITICALLY FAILED a roll to invade a MOST HOLY TEMPLE FULL OF FUCKING MOON MAGI!
>>32806341While I agree a 7's bad, a nat 1 with just a few specialists... someone might go down, and most of the people with us are pretty useful party members.>>32806370What if we spent two? Negated critfail, and then boosted the 7? Can we do that?
>>32806405I agree with you, but this is just another chance to roll the reincarnation table. Nothing too major. Bearbreath has ingredients now.
>>32806438That's assuming we manage to retrieve the body.There's a lot of room for shit to go seriously FUBAR here.>>32806423>>What if we spent two? Negated critfail, and then boosted the 7? Can we do that?If we can, that sounds like a great idea.
>>32806423You can do both. If you wanna spend both points.>>32806438The most fun thing you can do in D&D...!
>>32806405>I don't think you understand the magnitude of this situation, anon. We CRITICALLY FAILED a roll to invade a MOST HOLY TEMPLE FULL OF FUCKING MOON MAGI!Bah, they are just elves. It's like beating up a temple full of Allonces! What could possibly go wrong?Okay yeah I guess we can use one point.
If we had someone dedicated enough to keep track of what troops we have we could probably have earned antoher point here.
So did you want to spend one point, two points or none? I don't really see a clear consensus.
>>32806438So when are we starting to get people killed intentionally so we can reroll for giggles?
>>32806597spend a point
>>32806597Two of 'em.
>>32806597Spend one point.
Alright. Tallying and writing.
>>32806597Two! Divinity here we come!
>you spend Two I'm the Boss! Points! The roll you got was a 12 after various divine interferences get done messing around with fate.You go through the plan real fast. There aren't a huge amount of guards, so you and Brokagh will sneak to the Forest Mind. After smashing it, the temple will be coming after you. The guys outside will burst through from behind and lead you on out.It's not an awful plan, really, and should go quickly. You don't want to spend all day going after this forest heart, after all! Before too long Brokagh and you have infiltrated pretty far into the temple, Brokagh taking out the occassional person with a quick attack on the neck or a few brutal bonebreaking combos.After getting to the heart of the temple, you look around a bit. There aren't many priests, and between you and Brokagh you make pretty short work of them. There is a familiar green orb in the middle. No point in breaking it yet. You grab the thing, and magical alarms, predictably, ring out. "Hey, boss. This room is pretty easy to defend. Let's just hole up here for the initial rush."Not the worst idea. The first wave is usually weak, but the second can be a problem. "Alright. Our boys oughta be busting in behind them pretty soon, right?" ...Several waves of guards later, you're a bit out of breath. Brokagh is covered in wounds, but that isn't unusual, and you haven't heard any of Dorle or Mani's trademark explosions yet. "What the heck are they up to?!" It comes out as a bit of whine, but Brokagh nods in sentiment. They are being late as heck!Before too long, you hear the explosions go off. There they are! Now to wait for them to get here.====================================================That's it for tonight! I was very very distracted. I apologize. Father's day stuff.Anyway!>8/56 BtB exp>50/48 MSiF exp>44/48 CyRCTHaM exp>31/32 FMMM exp, 3/3 Tidal PointsWhat do you wanna spend MSiF point on?>Enchantment>Softshell>Tokka>IIDW>Rahzar>Struggle>RMFJPS!
>>32807752>>Softshellor>RMFJPS!I guess I will go with Softshell
>>32807752Enchantment of the Spotted Turtle does look pretty good. No more tripping while spinning.
EnchantmentIf I'm remembering the tree right, this gets us closer to Turtles are Cute! That's all I care about.
>>32807752> Enchantment of the Spotted Turtle We're holding a line at the moment.Rising Meteor can be our final attack agaisnt whatever Big Bad Guy we climax at!?
>>32807914>agaisnt whatever Big Bad Guy we climax at!?
>>32807752>Softshelllet's unlock Smash and Crash
> RISING METEOR'S FINAL JUDGEMENT PENANCE SLASH - The power of your comrades, lost and present encourage your every move.Shouldn't we get this if it buffs us up?Even if it'd probably be more appropriate if we pick it up when someone of our inner circle dies for good.
>>32807914>Rising Meteor can be our final attack agaisnt whatever Big Bad Guy we climax at!?Rising meteor is Shax's dom finishing move? Lewd.
>>32807752EnchantmentGotta get dat Turtles are Cute.
>>32807914I'm always at a climax!Also looks like Enchantment won. So you've got that! Good job.I'll run soon this week! I promise! My job is done flip flopping around I hope so I can finally get a real schedule going.Akun quest was delayed a bit, but it should be starting up soon, as well.I'm cooking up a secret ultimate project with another QM as well.You can follow me on twitter to get announcements of when I'm running whatever.You guys are always a blast to write for! Thanks for putting up with me, and for reading and for playing! You are all great and are the main reason I even run this thing each time I do. It is always worth it. Thanks so much!See you next thread!
>>32808093And thank you for running, Chief. Love this story.Can't wait to see what else you're planning.
>>32808093>I'm cooking up a secret ultimate project with another QM as well.That sounds super lewd. Will it be on anon-kun?
>>32808093>I'm always at a climax!Sounds messy.
>>32808093Thanks for the thread, Chief! It always brings a smile to my face.