'Fuck me, sideways! Nearly bloomin' tore me in half, that did!'The cries of your bard fall on deaf ears as you resume regaining consciousness. You meet eyes with your cleric as she lets out a relieved sigh. 'I had feared you had taken your last blow, you reckless brigand!'. Ah yes, you'd ran in the way of an unidentified spell, moments earlier. Tactical decision, of course. You crane your head upwards, moving through the ache. Your ranger is already stripping the nefarious Necromancer of his rib cage, for her collection (you never asked and you never want to). Your wizard is... oh. Your wizard died a week ago; he bought you fools enough time to escape from wandering into a Harpy nest, outside this mountain. You suppress the 'It Should Have Been Me' spiel, racing through your head to finish your headcount. The question of the rogue's whereabouts is made redundant as you hear an anguished cry from a figure by the huge chest, that the Necromancer was so eager to die for. 'Spells!?'Oh lord.'Fucking spells!?'Please no.The pitter patter of the boy's feet are a precursor to the swift kick landing on your chest plate. 'Spells! Tomes! Runes! Wonderful! IF WE HAD A FUCKING WIZARD!'You hate when he swears- he's far too young.'That's three runs now! Three runs that I've put my neck out, with gold promised at the end and I haven't seen even a lick of copper!'You've heard this all before. You're on the right track and that's all you need to know, to keep exploring like this. The boy moves to sulk by the door and you sit yourself upright- the pain washing away, giving way to a warm, holding embrace. This feeling comes from inside- look at them. Ranger stashing a rib cage into a bag of holding; cleric calming a scratched up bard and a pouty kid, eager to leave. They're not much, but you sure as hell wouldn't trade them for anything else in this forsaken realm.
>>32857268'Wake up! We're under raid!'Fuck.Your vision is filled with men, half dressed, grabbing weaponry, readying spells and scrambling about.'You deaf, man?! UP! Orc raiders! Every man to post!' is screamed at you again, before a hurried man leaves your vision, grabbing bow and quiver and making a run for the door. You've been dreaming a lot about the old days, before this whole mess. You were conscripted for the border war not long after downing that Necromancer and no matter how well hidden you thought you were, the King's conscriptors found you. Anyway! Plenty of time for this later! Battle is afoot and agree with the war or not, you're not about to allow your life to be taken by some pillaging brute.You jump from your bedroll and reach for... Hang on, what's my weapon again?>Grab your sword from the rack, how could you forget your fighting prowess?>Grab your bow and quiver, of course; you're a dead eye!>Channel your power and ready your spells, we mustn't forget our Arcane training>Other?
>>32857277Spells bro martial classes can smd.
>>328574161/3 For Caster
>>32857277>Other>Your mastery of mind and body makes flesh and bone a greater weapon than steel or stone could ever be. I want to see a monk MC.
>>32857277>Other>Your mastery of mind and body makes flesh and bone a greater weapon than steel or stone could ever be. Activate it
>>32857277>Channel your power and ready your spells, we mustn't forget our Arcane trainingI'm a sucker for mages. Sorry monk dudes
>>32857518Monks are basically fist magi.
This is 2/3 for mages and 2/3 for monks
>>32857581>tfw no old man monk
>>32857627And with that the final blow is struck. Monks it is.Of course! My mind and body are the only weapons I need- any more would just be unfair.Readying your being, you make a run for the lower levels, down several cascades of stairs, hoping to reach the front lines before the raiders do. You fling yourself out the doors of your frontier post and out onto the familiar scorched earth and you see them. This is not your day.Mountain Orcs, plunged from their homes by your unit's advances are sending what they have left at your outpost. They are riding their catlike beasts, roaring a bloodcurdling cry as they close the distance. The fighters have mounted their lines, although you're not too sure how well it's going to hold against this cavalry. Your rangers and mages have begun cascading projectiles onto your enemy for... reasonable effect.You must prepare for battle.>Meditate; attempt to achieve some spiritual stability, in preparation for this assault.>Join the ranks of the fighters- they may have spears to run these beasts through, but you have faith in the fist.>Fall back into the outpost and run medic duty, no doubt the wounded will need tending to.>Other?
>>32857681FIST DA ORKSWe're resentful of our partially orcish heritage, and seeing them makes us fly into a furious rage, fists flying.
>>32857681>Meditate; attempt to achieve some spiritual stability, in preparation for this assault.The votes didn't really seem clear for one side or the other. Perhaps you should compromise with some kind of caster who fights with his fists and uses meditation to maintain inner balance?
>>32857719Get someone else to rally behind this and I'll retcon you into a more mental wizard. Think similair to psionic, if that's what we can agree on.One vote for fight these Orcs head on, one vote for meditation.
>>32857743Compromise. Fighting is your meditation. Zen brawler, ho!
Meditate; there's going to be spears that need catching in a few moments, then pussies that are going to need fisting. Best be prepared.
>>32857759>>32857780>>32857719Works out to a meditate, I'd say.The battlefield fades from your mind. You quieten the voices in your head, silence the cries of your compatriots and blank out the oncoming storm that is the Orcish charge. Now you are but a petal, floating on a crystal sea. You are the wind that laps the waters and the gentle tide that guides you. You are one with the world around you. Eb and flow. Perfection.Your eyes flick open with determination, barely containing the inner fire that lies within. The Orcs don't stand a chance. Your speed matches your strength, and your strength matches your wit. You know damn well to fell a feline here, would be impossible, opting to instead weave in and out of the way of cavalry, picking off any Orc who dare break from their mounts.You feel the energy of any Orc around you, who is susceptible- you could do this with your eyes closed. Crushing windpipes with jabs, cracking sternums with kicks and breaking ribs with palms, you leave no dead, only incapacitated. The skirmish is done with, it ended as quickly as it started and you take a second, now, to recover your senses. Your lungs are burning- you always push yourself to your limit, but you'd have it no other way.As you turn to face your comrades, you see many of the soldiers beginning to execute those you subdued, laughing all the while.>Take no action 'They would do the same to us'.>Step in 'We left them alive for a reason. We are not the same as them'.>Join in 'Let's make them squeal'.>Other?
>>32857872>Now you are but a petalI am a leaf on the wind...>Take a ballista bolt to the chest
>>32857872>Step in 'We left them alive for a reason. We are not the same as them'.
>>32857872>Step in 'We left them alive for a reason. We are not the same as them'.Old fashion heroes with old fashion ideals
>>32857872>Step in 'Have some dignity when felling the helpless. We are not the same as them'.>To release them freely would be foolhardy, but to hold them would be too great a strain on resources, let alone morale. Sad though it is, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.Deleted and edited my vote.
changing >>32857915 to >>32858006
>>32857872OP, if you're going to run another session, you should consider putting quest in the title because a lot of people just read the title instead of any content in the thread.
>>32858006>>32857999>>32857915Let's step in! (One of you was for executing, two were against, balanced accordingly)You gather yourself and fill your lungs, that you might step in and intervene this war crime. You see that by the time you make it, they have culled about a third of the group. You are almost sickened by those you are forced to call brother. 'We must prove that we are the nobler. If order is to ever be instilled on this rock, it shall be instilled by our order, not theirs. Stand down, they have nowhere left to fall back to.'A few glares ensue and a few soldiers look down, to their handiwork. The bloodshed always takes a moment to dawn. The Orcs that can gather themselves flee with their tails between their legs. Those that can't, begin to pass.Just another day at the frontier post.You head off, back to the posting, you don't like being outside for too long, closed spaces feel safer: the outpost's hallways, the barrack's sleeping quarters... the catacombs of a dungeon.Wait, where did that come from? You haven't stepped foot in a dungeon in years. Control yourself.You need a distraction.>Head to the canteen, see what's being served, today.>Go to the training facility, blowing off steam always relaxed you.>Go to the roof, it's easier to collect your thoughts up there>Other?
>>32858054Sorry, I had already written by the time I read, friend.>>32858075Noted, and thankyou.
>>32858154>Head to the canteen, see what's being served, today.
>>32858154>Go to the roof, it's easier to collect your thoughts up thereSwaggin' it up on the school roof like a real protag
>>32858173>>32858195>Grab your packed lunch and head up to the roof to eat it
>>32858154Changing >>32858173 to >>32858314
>>32858335It was made by our ambiguously east-asian childhood-friend-sister-fellow-monk and she insisted on calling it a bento
>>32858195>>32858314>>32858335I'll take 'emYou swing by the canteen, on your back into the post, grab the cut of meat and carrot you've been rationed and head up to the roof.There's a warm breeze blowing up here. An omen? Maybe. Homely? Definitely. You sit on the edge, overlooking the great expanse and marvel. The 'civilised' races scorched the ground here, all to discourage the Orcs, the Giants, the Trolls and yada yada from crossing over into their kingdoms. All it did was force them to get even closer to raid anything of importance, raising tensions until this war broke out.You let out a sigh, politics never were your suit. You always preferred the manual grind; some hard labour was always what you were up for.Your food is cold- typical.Just as you're finishing up, and feeling slightly better for having come up here, you overhear a familiar voice beneath you, by the stairwell. It appears to be the voice of your officer here and someone else you can't quite pinpoint. Why are they so high up on the outpost? The commander normally stays in his quarters- basement level. Something might be afoot.>It's none of your business, either let them finish and leave, or just pass them, quickly.>Eavesdrop- this could be talk of moving further into the wastes.>Let them know you're up here, so as to not be accused of eavesdropping should they notice you.>Other?
>>32858434>Let them know you're up here, so as to not be accused of eavesdropping should they notice you.A wise monk must make himself known to all around him.
>>32858434>>32858512I'm really interested in this setting, OP, and I hope you continue even if it's just me. I understand if you would rather have a bigger audience, however. This is very fun and kinda refreshing.
>>32858628Just me and you left, eh? Well, let's carry on and see if we can't garner some more attention, then.
>>32858628>>32858672I'm here too, but i'm mostly just lurking. I might post the occasional silly snippet but I don't want to bog the thread down in lolrandumb.
>>32858512You let out a few loud coughs, rhythmically and the voices cease. There's a general mumbling coming from the stair well and your commander pops his head over, onto the roof.'Ah, it's you. Get over here, we have word from the capital.'You don't share in his joy, but you do follow his orders and trudge downstairs. You recognise the soldier he's talking to as being one of the few who glared at you, after you stopped the slaughter outside. You never liked him.'Thankyou for joining us- I have an important announcement.'Hooray. 'Our regiment, as of tomorrow, will be officially indoctrinated and accepted into The Keepers! We have worked hard and the King has given us this great...'You drowned out whatever he was saying afterwards. This was a joke, surely. You signed up for The Keepers if you had nothing left in life, if you loved your country, but were otherwise suicidal. You were conscripted for a three year stint, not a life time commitment. '... and Lord Hemmin shall be here to personally oversee the branding! I'll be informing the others shortly, be on your best behaviour, and do try to look good for Slanel's sake. Dismissed.'The other soldier hastens down the stairs, towards the commons. You are a tad shocked to say the least.>Pull the commander up, this isn't fair and it's a breach of your rights>Express your respect for The Keepers and their work>Leave >Other?
>>32858628Wait a moment...I sense DIABOLISM!
>>32858702Well I hope you enjoy what you lurk through. I'm a long-time GM first time Quest poster and just wanted to give it a whirl
>>32858772>OtherGo back to the roof and brood about potentially entering a life of dangerous servitude
>>32858797I'll give it a moment to see if there are any more votes, if not, we go onward.
>>32858814Well that was me, the silly lurker, mostly fishing for more info on the keepers than making a serious suggestion.
>>32858772Oh man, a psion woulda been cool.Anyway, should probably go think over our options. Is fleeing the country better than getting pressganged into suicide, maybe?
>>32858772>Leave It's time to go find the ancient father lotus tree from the hidden dragon clan in the land of fire, or something
>>32858851Okay, I've seen a lotta quests in my day.The first QUESTion is whether we are a wizard or not.If we are, we need a comprehensive detail of how powerful we are relative to generic wolves.If not, our first order of business is becoming a wizard.This is how /tg/ saves quests.
>>32858889Our guy is a Muscle Wizard, you dum.
>>32858906That is nowhere fucking near powerful enough to do with the shit we've gotten ourselves into.Do you pressgang coal-equivalent slavery, or phenomenal cosmic power?
>>32858931Good.QM, we >LeaveThen we need a comprehensive list of what we know about the Arcane Arts, and where to acquire more.
>>32858906Alright, so we /wuxia/ now?
>>32858846>>32858851You take your commander's dismissal and retreat back to your rooftop. This is the first time you've ever really taken note of your surroundings, out here. You're in a valley. Mountains surround you on your East and West. North is where you're advancing, slowly. South leads back home but it's a fair distance. You haven't seen home in a long time.Huh, no clouds today, go figure.You take some time, fiddling around with asinine thoughts, until you finally work the gumption to address the main issue- could you live with being a Keeper? It is their job to stand watch over the kingdom, route evil wherever it is found and all that nonsense, but it is a life in shackles. Never to be wed, to take a vow of celibacy, even an oath of silence in some sects. You'd never own a thing again in your life. However, you'd be kept. You would be admired and respected. You could become a captain- they can own a fort. Still it seems like so much to give up.If you're being honest with yourself, you'd always pictured yourself serving your stint here, then getting the family back together. The kid'd be growing up, without you and the cleric would be running out of people to yell at.You need to make up your mind>[Adopt Mentality] Pro-Keeper>[Adopt Mentality] Pro-Freedom>[Adopt Mentality] Neutral>[Adopt Mentality] Other?
>>32858954>[Adopt Mentality] Pro-FreedomWe're too old for this shit
>>32858954>[Adopt Mentality] Other?Wizard.We will master the secrets of the universe. It's all we have left. It's the only thing we've ever wanted.
>>32858954>>[Adopt Mentality] Pro-FreedomWe shall seek enlightenment and mastery of the self. There's nothing wrong with serving your country, but you must first be true to you. And from what I've seen of our character, the thing he wants most of all is to go back to the adventurer gig.
Let's settle this shit. We are the muscle wizard. (Monk-Wizard hybrid, focused upon strikes). Here's what your character knows he can do- empower his strikes with the elements, meditate before combat to enter a combat trance and he can cast fist. He was a simple adventurer beforehand and had people to be keeping safe, so didn't experiment too often, with risky maneuvers, however, now that we have nobody with us, perhaps experimentation is a way forward.
2 Freedom votes, 1 wizard vote
>>32858982Exactly. Our fists will open the grand cosmic gates of extraplanar power.Our combat dance will inscribe ritual markings in the earth as a matter of its passing.We are the whirlwind, and not even actual whirlwinds can stop us.
>>32859001GM, will this quest be kinda surreal or will there be time for shenanigans?
>>32859001Let's be honest here, a vote for "freedom" is a vote for "wizardry".How else are we going to be free of this mortal coil and it's "knightly" bullshit?
>>32859017We should learn to run on the wind, or clouds, or probably start with water. But the point is rock-face-based movement is insufficient.
>>32859033I'm completely flexible to take this at any point across the spectrum.On account of this fact >>32859034>>32858977>>32858974>>32858968Will produce similair effects and that's 3/3 votes.Your mind is made up. Fuck The Keepers. You didn't even want to be doing your three years, never mind a lifetime. You're determined to avoid their reach by any means possible.Before your scheming could begin you hear a terrible amount of commotion erupt from beneath you. You sense it's in the commons.Wonderful.>Investigate the commotion.>Stay up here and plan.>Attempt to use the commotion to escape this place RIGHT NOW.>Other
>>32859039Of course. Part of becoming one with arcanery is being able to trace runes in cloudmist on your leaps through the sky.It will happen.
>>32859081Observe from stealth.Wizardry and Ninjutsu are not mutually exclusive.
>>32859081>OtherAbsorb the wushu energy to become one with world and observe commotion in complete stealth/silence
>>32859125I like your style. Calm the ki, flow with the slow stone of the world.
>>32859081Gotta figure out what's going on, but don't want to get involved. Gotta learn Koishi's shtick at some point.
>>32859081Find out what is going on, there might be a pro-keeper/pro-freedom split with the men
>>32859140>>32859125>>32859092>>32859148You prepare to enter the compound and sneak into the commons, to discern the nature of this when you quickly summarise the odds here. Of about 50 soldiers down there, causing some kind of crap, one of them is surely to spot you, even if you do quiet yourself. There's no chance you could- well...Fuck it, no time better.You do what you always do, before you try anything like this. You quiet your mind and work hard to focus your energy into one tangible point.......Got it.Using your oft untapped magical potential you find yourself clinging to the shadows. Not invisible you admit and certainly not an aversion charm, but when you couple this shadow-mingle with your natural stealth, you are confident that nobody down there will notice you.You slip down the stairs, silent, like the wind and focus on what's being said.'YOU'RE CUNTS- THE LOT OF YOU'Is distinctly heard before the smashing of glass. It's him again, the one who was laughing about the slaughter.'AND FUCK YOUR KEEPERS TOO! I'M LEAVING AND WHOEVER ELSE HAS A BACKBONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN ME!'More commotion is heard. It's hard to get a general consensus on who's on whose side.You needed to make a move, quickly.>Retreat back to your roof- you haven't been spotted yet.>Walk down there and side with a group.>Use this commotion to escape, before things get too hairy>Other?
>>32859233It seems a good time to leave.We leave.We've got leylines and grimoires and crystals to find and shit.
>>32859233>>Use this commotion to escape, before things get too hairyWe could help him out, but he can stand for himself. Time to set an example instead; we are not here.
>>32859265>>32859233And by leave I mean:>Use this commotion to escape, before things get too hairyBut you knew that.>>32859273Exactly. Never were here, actually.
>>32859233Just sorta quietly shuffle away.
>>32859265>>32859273>>32859289You know it's now or never and you can use this to your advantage. You'll just go down as MIA. You can just pick up where you left off. You're ready, let's go...Shit>North>South>?
>>32859233>Retreat back to your roof- you haven't been spotted yet.Stay on the roof, now is not the time to leave, we'll be found most undoubtedly.
>>32859309I'm afraid the muscle wizard is mid-leaving.
>>32859327And he stays leaving.>>32859305What the flying fuck to we know about north and/or south?Are we in chinese australia? Or african sweeden?
>>32859347It's already been addressed here->>32858954
>>32859347>>32858954>>32859305>North! We'll lead a solo incursion into the ork lands and find glory in battle!
>>32859347North is foreign territory. South is toward the heart of the kingdom. That means we can go north to avoid getting hunted as a traitor, or we can go south to seek out our old colleagues.>>32859305>SouthThat's inability to be recognized won't train itself!
>>32859378I agree. lets go south. If we go north, how will we get the band back together?
>>32859305>THE SOUTH RISES!!!!!
>>32859378>>32859361>>32859359After some deliberation:North it is.And I want Arcane details of the landscape.
>>32859457Can we NOT be wizards? Going full arcane is the easymodo boring option. It also doesn't mack any goddamn sense considering that, in the flashback, there not being a wizard in the party was a big deal.
>>32859424>>32859392>>32859378The warm airs, the sprawling cities, the deepest dungeons, not risking getting torn apart limb from limb, by the surrounding fauna. The family.South it is.As quickly and quietly as you can, you gather what supplies you have, swipe provisions from the canteen and you're out of a window and away, across the wastes. A cursory glance backwards would indicate that the sentries are, too, caught up in the rabble downstairs. It's plain sailing from here.Or so you thought.Things never did have a habit of working out for you and it turns out that the provisions that were sent to that shithole were very, very close to expiry, to begin with. By your second day of travel, you have no edible provisions and it's uncertain if you'll make the remainder of the trip without them (7 days). We must act if we're to survive this road.>Turn back with your head in your hands- surely they'll take you back in.>Forage, it can't be that hard to muster up some grub in this unforgiving, scorched waste.>Channel whatever power we have left within and keep moving.>Other?
>>32859474It's entirely possible that you are a wizard who cannot harness any of the tomes or spells that you found, but I assure you, I am not writing this character with a full arcane in mind. We are the muscle wizard.
>>32859474You dare? How dare thee?Wizard is the only way to be.Our fists will will sparkle with eldritch light.And punch open portals to the ether in resplendent might.
>>32859510>Channel whatever power we have left within and keep moving.Food and water are for pussies
>>32859494>>32859510Channel the power of austere sustenance.Become the magic.
>>32859494>Channel whatever power we have left within and keep moving.As long as your water is enough, you can make it.
>>32859494>Forage, it can't be that hard to muster up some grub in this unforgiving, scorched waste.I have a bad feeling about this, guise.
>>32859494>Forage, it can't be that hard to muster up some grub in this unforgiving, scorched waste.Lets see if we can get us some game
>>32859527>>32859542>>32859545You once survived off little more than lichen from the underside of rocks, whilst your party took a fortnight to dig you out from under a landslide. You fight on, digging as deep as you can and just taking it one step at a time.So long as you don't get greedy and drink more water than you should at any one point, you can make it. You know you can. You press on.It's nightfall. You've made up a simple camp. You're not feeling very well and your stomach is screaming at you. You feel as though if you sleep now, you may not wake. But if you do not sleep, you will not have the strength to move onward, come the morning.You really didn't realise how underfed you were, back at the outpost. Or how hot the runic scorching made this land. You're just a day away, you have to keep moving.>Fuck sleep, if you can get to a frontier town, you can visit the medic, get some food>You can't move on without sleep, it's unreal, any other man would've died of heat exhaustion by now, just rest>Other?
>>32859618Sorry, there should've been a break before 'It's nightfall.'Some kind of formatting error.
>>32859618>Fuck sleep, if you can get to a frontier town, you can visit the medic, get some food
>>32859618Fuck it. Move one. Call on the power of a proper wizardmonking to sustain our body.
>>32859618We're probably going to die or something. I don't op is making us god mode>You can't move on without sleep, it's unreal, any other man would've died of heat exhaustion by now, just rest
>>32859618>Fuck sleep, if you can get to a frontier town, you can visit the medic, get some foodSLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK!
>>32859696Don't be a pussykitten.We can take this. We'll come out stronger in the end.
>>32859618>You can't move on without sleep, it's unreal, any other man would've died of heat exhaustion by now, just rest
>>32859711>>32859667>>32859638It's true that your body has endured hardships and it's true further that your mind has taken worse. But the night is as cruel as it is dangerous. You aren't sure how you get there. You aren't sure where 'there' is. What you do know is, you've woken up, feeling marginally better, on a beach. You've never visited the coast in your life. You didn't even know there was a coast, this far up. Wherever you are, it's unmarked territory.However, you've been lost before and you'll get lost again, so it's time to use our newfound strength and get moving. Bordering us are hills/grassy plains, woodland and a severe mountain. We have no reference level for compass directions, any more.>Take to the woodlands, maybe there's a kindly druid nearby.>If you could scale that mountain, you could see for miles.>It only makes sense to build on the plains, civilisation, ho!>Other?
>>32859799>It only makes sense to build on the plains, civilisation, ho!
>>32859799Plains seem like a good bet to find either people or food. Forest is probably second best option, but has a higher chance of running into elf territory or some other danger we are not in the best condition to fight.
>>32859799>>Take to the woodlands, maybe there's a kindly druid nearby.And if not I'm sure we can hunt for animals.
>>32859799>If you could scale that mountain, you could see for miles. plus dwarfs. plus we later find out its the tallest mountain in this world and we scaled it by ourselfs.
>>32859799Plains defiantly (Also nice thread so far OP, found myself reading the entire thing. Enjoying the character and story so far! Keep up the good work!)
>>32859853The last thing we need right now is dwarves. Dwarves are mean, stubborn shits that will yell at us for being on their mountain and would gladly leave us to die outside of the walls of their stone cities than give us food or drink without paying for it in gold. And I am pretty sure we have no gold.
>>32859866erm definitely, auto-correct
>>32859799>scale the mountainit only makes sense to climb as high as you can to know where to go to later. but first, we should forage for some decent food and water
>>32859799Scale the fucking mountain!I mean really, do you even need to give us this option?TO THE SKIES.
>>32859881Please man. Dwarfs are mountain hippies.
>>32859931We need food and water first, you idiot. We are seriously malnourished in case you have not been paying attention. We barely made it this far as it is. Now is not the time for attempting a feat of endurance.
>>32859866>>32859832>>32859829Plains seem reasonable to you. People are likely to build there, flora will be easy to scavenge, fauna shouldn't be too uncommon and there's no chance of getting lost, like the woods. Still, the prospect of just walking some more is losing its charm to you, but what are you going to do? You move on.Finally, your luck turns.It's definitely not your kingdom, you doubt it even belonged to a kingdom, but nevertheless, you found a river village. The first thing that strikes you is the size of the waterwheel; you thought the thing was a landform, about an hour ago when you first spotted it, now it just looks like an overeager mill-owner, or someone with an inferiority complex.But, there's a saying about gift horses and their mouths and so, you decided upon your plan of action.>Just walk in, it's a town, for crying out loud>Survey it first, never know, could be a vampire town>Make note of it and turn around, back to your central point, allowing us woodland or mountain access, again>?
>>32859931I really don't want to go out from malnutrition. It's a mountain, its not going anywhere.
>>32859866Thankyou very much, man, I said it earlier, I'm a long time GM, first time quest poster, but I'd just always loved the sound of them, so I wrote up a campaign for my fa/tg/uys.
>>32859955>Survey it first, never know, could be a vampire townMonks are always aware. Absorb the cosmic existence of everyone in the area and decipher what is what. Become one with the fibres of reality and manifest it.
>>32859960That isn't going to happen.We're hard.Very hard.We need to train in the mystic art of bodily preservation.Besides, it's three weeks without food, two days without water, and may mountains tend to have delicious water.
>>32859955>Survey it, if it seems safe go in
>>32859955>Survey it first, never know, could be a vampire town
>>32859955Approach the town, but cautiously. Try not to walk into a trap, but lets not skulk around the place like a dishonorable thief in the night.When it comes right down to it, if these guys are hostile we probably wont make it to the next town anyway.
>Just walk in, it's a town, for crying out loud
>>32860011>>32859981>>32859973Better safe than sorryYou skirt the town for a while, get a feel for it. There's not too many buildings, again, the most notable being the water mill. You'd say there's about 50, maybe 60 people in the place. It seems nice enough, harmless definitely. Like the kind of places you'd stop off at before you slaughtered a dragon.However, you need a way to handle this- there's no road out here, so they can't expect many visitors, so do you go and introduce yourself? Or do you just walk in, like any traveler would? The protocol's iffy here, at best and you don't want to offend the first friendly faces you meet.>Make a public introduction>Walk into the town like nothing's wrong, presume about your business>Turn back, now that you've got a survey of the town>Other?
>>32860084>Walk into the town like nothings wrong, we are a DESERTER after all, and that is assuredly a crime. It's best they think we are just a hungry traveler looking for a bit to eat
>>32860084approach town from up stream. say you saw the mill and decided to stop in for provisions
>>32860098what he said
>>32860084Walk into the town like what up i gotta big cock
>>32860127Nah, I'm just hungry, stole some food from the guards slop?
>>32860098>>32860110>>32860113What the hey, you're not hurting anybody by being here, just walk in.It doesn't work out too badly for you, a few quizzical glances from some stall owners, but that could just be your uniform.Fuck me.You need to get rid of that uniform, you're a deserter, you can't be seen in it, surely.>Strip the uniform off, wearing just your undergarments>Try to trade the uniform to a tailor for something of equal measure>Try to rip off any markings of the Kingdom that you find>Other?
>>32860171>otherobserve which stalls and businesses are in town and 'appropriate' some clothes and supplies later on when the townspeople sleep
>>32860171>>Try to trade the uniform to a tailor for something of equal measure
>>32860208Stealing is dishonorable, we are no common rogue!>>32860171We will try to trade for something, if not we rip off the kings markings and make the best of it! Maybe a tailor would be willing to outfit us with some clothing in exchange for some hard work!
>>32860208Something to keep in mind. It's better than keeping the thing, for sure.
>>32860241>Try to trade the uniform to a tailor for something of equal or lesser measurecapcha is hespainl army.
>>32860241desertion is also dishonorable so why not?
>>32860299>>32860292>>32860241>>32860222Your uniform is tatty, to say the least. You can't say you took the most pride in your service, but what are you doing to do? It was pretty difficult pawning off a tattered soldier's garb, but you eventually found someone who could use it to strip the leather, for binds. He gave you a cloak, to keep yourself warm and bid you a fair day.Okay, comfier clothes, civilisation, not in incriminating garbs, any more. Perfect. Now we just need something to eat.Hmm. I don't think they deliver severance pay to deserters.>Scrounge the town for food- not the worst thing you've done.>Enter the Inn, maybe you can trade something for food.>Beg>Other?
>>32860410>Enter the inn, and explain that you've been many days without food. You would appreciate it if they could help you, and you would do your best to repay them with what you have or labor
>>32860456this seems reasonable.
>>32860456>>32860467You enter the inn.It's louder in here, warmer too. You haven't felt this much kinship in a room for a while. Everyone seems to be having a good time and you sit yourself down at the bar. The bar wench raises her finger to you- she'll just be one moment as she pours some drinks.You don't mind. There's a familiar song playing from somewhere. Some song you knew in your younger years, by some half-terrible bard. Still, it's got its charm.'What'll it be?' chirps your server.You clear your throat and swallow a little bit of pride and explain your case and that you'd be happy to make an effort of repayment, when you can.She says she'll get the owner for you, to check, just sit tight.So you wait.And you take a second to adjust. It can't be. There's no way. But now he's seen you and you know it's true. 'I saw him die in the Harpy nest' you say to yourself, as he awkwardly walks your way.'W-what can I get you stranger?'>Punch this Wizard in the face>Hug this Wizard, you haven't seen him in years>You have leverage, order your food>Other?
>>32860708>>Hug this Wizard, you haven't seen him in yearsWe don't wanna kill him after all.
>otherpretend to not know him and see how he treats those in need. then judge him worthy or unworthy depending on his treatment. captcha is page pantzee.... hmmm
>>32860764>>32860827You feign ignorance and put on the smile of a humble man, making your case for food.The wizard stiffens himself out a bit, gives a sideward nod, looks back and forth between the wench and you for a moment, before shooing her away to do something.You wait for about 10 minutes and she comes back out with a plate of ham, tomatoes, bread and sausage. The wizard quickly informs you that no charge is in order and retreats back upstairs. Does he really think you don't know him or did your con fail?>Finish your food and enjoy the inn, seems nice enough>Finish your food and go looking for your wizard friend, some words are to be had>Pursue the wizard now, words are definitely to be had>Other?
Next post is my last, guys, it's 3:30AM, here, will continue this at a later date (probably tomorrow).
>>32860909> finish your food. you're starved, then have some words with him
>>32860909>Finish your food and go looking for your wizard friend, some words are to be had
>>32860977>>32860966These guys get it
Last post, guys, will continue tomorrow- Thread's called Washed Up Quest, in case this thread dies.>>32860966>>32860977You finish your food and regardless of this happiness/anger you feel, all you care about for a little while is that food. It was the first real meal you'd had in years. You'd missed the outside world.However, your duties are never done. You wipe your mouth, tuck in your stool and set your path upstairs. There are a series of rooms, presumably for patrons, on your left and right, with an office at the end. You give the office a knock, coupled with a 'Hello' or two, with no answer. You fiddle with the handle, but it appears locked. There's no other way for him to have gone.He's ignoring me.
Goodnight all and have a merry lurk till I return in like 7 hours. (We've still yet to name the muscle wizard).
>>32861075I'll archive the thread.
>>32861075can we get a twitter yo?
>>32861098I don't use social media, man :/
>>32861120How do we know when the next thread is?
>>32861141I just made one 'Zeran18'
>>32857268Thread Archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Like%20a%20Petal%20%20
>>32861287You're aces baby.
>>32861305Aw shucks.Right, I'm tired as balls, night guys
>>32861232Thankyou for that!