Reclaiming Might Quest: Thread 6.1Theme: Evil MC with superpowers conquering the world. Evil MC = actually evil and cruel things. No “being a dick to random people because reasons” and more “sending children to labor camps when parents can’t pay taxes”. Torturing people and absorbing their soul is how you gain insight. Expect rape, mutilation, torture, etc.Due to a very dedicated archive troll, the archive is located at foolz.us:https://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/subject/Reclaiming%20Might%20Quest/Roll Rules: Each option will have an Xd4 after it. Choose an option and put "dice+1d4" in the email field. The winning option will be combined with the higher of the first X rolls. 1=Great Failure, 2=Failure, 3=Success, 4=Great Success. Posts that come with a relevant image attached will break ties.
You currently have -.2 essence.Things I leaned in last night's quest:Pre-writing isn't necessary, but pre-planning is. Keep the story moving forward, don't get bogged down in pointless minutia.Continuing from last thread: You are inside the city of Alderton. Isabella will kill her husband and his adviser and in return you will protect her and her children from your soldiers when you take the town. You have destroyed two mortars and significantly weakened the wooden doors of the city's front gate. You are inside the city, and still undetected. Sunrise is in two hours and it will be more difficult to remain undetected or escape the city once it does.>Focus on further disabling the gate. You will flee through the passageway you entered once the sun rises. Isabella will have plenty of time to murder her husband by then.>Leave now. You have done enough damage and You don't wan't them to know you were ever here.>Hide in the city during the day, continue your sabotage at night.>[write in]>Quest will start in 30 minutes.
>>33317464How the fuck does minus essence work?Hide in the city during the day, continue sabotage at night. Maybe spend the time analysing the city, checking for anyone with useful essence.
>>33317464Could you add a description for our current character shape as well?What're the effects of essence deprivation?And, don't we have to go and meet Isabella now?
>>33317464>Hide in the city during the day, continue your sabotage at night.Get to know the people and such.
Question: Would they even really be able to kill us?Because I don't see people scrambling around with musckets doing so well against someone who is x4 more powerful than Palm and Monifa.
>Hide in the city during the day, continue your sabotage at nightSend word to our people what we are doing and approximately when to attack
>>33317464>Hide in the city during the day, continue your sabotage at night.Isabella might need more time, and we've done enough to the gate for now. Let's cause more chaos elsewhere before we leave.
If we were to gain Bio4 infiltration like this would be piss easy since we could simply change form in a matter of seconds or even shift our gender
>>33317576They don't have muskets. Firearms are primitive, very primitive. Also, probably not very useful compared to longbows wielded by people with bio .5
>>33317529I believe OP said in the last thread once we reach -1 essence we will lose our B2 buff.
>>33317529You are slowly bleeding essence to the world around you. The rate that you bleed will accelerate as you become more powerful. If you ever reach -1 essence you will lose Bio2 but have 1 Insight "locked" into it.>>33317530https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/33294485/#33295311>>33317576Not really. You don't even need to roll to slaughter normal people unless you are trying to achieve some secondary objective such as stealth or intimidation. The risk likes in a lucky shot puting an arrow in your brain. That would kill you.>>33317637Level 4 in anything opens up crazy possibilities. Level 4 bio basically means you can be zerg if you want.
>>33317603We need to think about the long term though, lets not do too much damage that we can't easily repair.
>>33317663>https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/33294485/#33295311Meant more on the PDF
>>33317738I will update it before the next thread. Writing.
>>33317663Rev up Bio4.Time to create slave races and volunteer breeding squads for creating monster fighters
>>33317663>you can be zerg if you want.Us or our armies?
>>33317854Mainly us I thinkZI'm not sure how OP will decide to do out offspring through
>>33317897The soldiers nearby are all staring at the large wooden door. Just moments ago it released a low and rumbling groan as its weight shifted. By heating and cooling the metal you have created stress cracks in a little over half of the hinges tying of the two halves of the door to the wall.You quickly decide to not return to your war camp today. It may be difficult to return to the city once you leave, and you believe you can do much more to help the battle from the inside than the outside. You pull your cloak over you and leave the alcove you were standing in before disappearing into the alleys of the crowded town. You should send a message to Palm soon, but first you need to decide on a plan. You haven’t made arrangements to meet with Isabella again. The next time you see her she will have locked her children and herself into a cell in the keep dungeon for protection.You are feeling a bit weary. Being up all night and spending hours focusing on those hinges has taken its toll on your body.>Invade someone’s home and kill them, rest for the day.>Find a hidden location where no one will find you to rest.>Stay up and scout the town.>[write in]
>>33318034>Find a hidden location where no one will find you to rest.We don't want to attract attention, someone going missing could make people investigate.
>>33318034>Find a hidden location where no one will find you to rest.
>>33317706Yeah true, this will be our city soon. I'm torn between staring a riot in the city or just leaving. :/
>>33318125Actually, it will be best if we do murder some people for essence.>>33318034>Invade someone's home and torture them for essenceOr just rape their daughter in front of them or somesuch
>>33318149It would be best if we could gain some essence from an actual battle though, which would require them to actually fight rather than revolution.
>>33318164Simply killing random people now only provides you a negligible amount of essence. You will need to seek out stronger souls.
>>33318149It would be best if we could gain some essence from an actual battle though, which would require them to actually fight rather than revolution.>>33318164This.May as well test out that psychological torture>>33318196Couldn't we find people with high essence in the city then?
>>33318034>Find a hidden location where no one will find you to restShall we roll for this? Perhaps we will find the lair of a dead wisard or a dungeon if we get a great success :P
>>33318164There will be plenty of time for that later, when we control the city or at least have our army in the streets. Plus murdering randoms doesn't give much essence anyway.
>>33318034>Find a hidden location where no one will find you to rest.Don't want to run out of energy
>>33318216We're seriously low on essence, if it goes a little further we'll start to nerf ourself, and doing that in the middle of enemy territory is bad, big bad.
>>33318231We'll run out of energy if we DON'T kill.
>>33318247>>33318265Currently the bleed rate is -.2 a week. You have time. You aren't in any real danger of losing your powers yet.
>>33318247Killing a random person, even gruesomely, is hardly going to stem the tide. In any case, we have time before we lose essence again, and it's not until we get to a full -1 essence that we start losing power. I agree that we need to get to collecting essence fast, but we need to not be rash when we are, as you say, in the middle of enemy territory.
>>33318330But that's why we would search for someone with some essence in the town.It's not like we're almost super human in every single way, we can escape guards.
>>33318034>Find someone with a lot of essence>Do the usual
You find some scrapped wood leaning up against the wall at the back of a disused alley. It smells bad and it won’t be comfortable, but minor inconveniences will be gone once the city is yours.You write a coded message to Palm explaining what you have done and the situation. You tell him not to attack today, although you are mostly sure your forces aren’t ready to assault the city anyways. You briefly wonder how Palm intends to use the tribal horsemen during the battle. They won’t be any good in a city and you doubt that there will be any fighting on the plains.You make yourself as comfortable as possible and cover yourself with some of the wood scraps. No one will find you here, even if they were looking.You sleep well considering the circumstances. Based on the light it is about the middle of the day. The Alderton is very different from Lanfield. When you reach out you can fill thousands of individual points of essence all around you. They are packed tightly together, and based on their location you can almost “see” the wall sand main streets of the city. There are so many dots that it is difficult to identify individual ones. The sea of essence just seems to blend together.>(1/2)
>>33318359I don't disagree that we should look for someone with essence in the town. And we can probably escape the guards fairly easily (although our discovery may have other consequences, and there may be a lot of other guards summoned who won't be so easily escaped). But why not just sleep somewhere inconspicuous now, then start looking when we are rested (and when our preparations for taking the city are completed)? We've got time. Our army is right outside the gates and will be coming in shortly, then we'll not need to worry about the guards and can take our time discovering and harvesting the essence that exists here, if any.
>>33318471> Our army is right outside the gates and will be coming in shortly, then we'll not need to worry about the guards and can take our time discovering and harvesting the essence that exists here, if any.Aside from the whole "Army is going to rape and pillage the town" which is why lady Isabella is in the keep jail.
>>33318465As you leave the allye you sense that the mood in the town has changed. There is no doubt that the crumpled bodies of the soldiers you left on the tower have been found. If Isabella completed her mission, the Prince Allister is now dead and whoever is second in command of the army is probably having the worst day of their life. You wonder how they plan to defend the walls without their precious mortars.It is the middle of the day, and you have been slowly changing your appearance as you slept to “fit in” more. You have lost a slight amount of muscle mass but you are much closer to the size of a normal human and will stand out much less. YOu consider your options.>(2/2)>Turning some captains or soldiers before the battle could further reduce your losses.>Destroying the local temple could reduce the moral of the city.>Further sabotaging the front gates or walls will make it easier for your army to capture the city.>[write in]
>>33318567>"Change" the Temple and it's inhabitants like we did KennethI'm sure they'll convert like him if we give him a few drops
>>33318567>Turning some captains or soldiers before the battle could further reduce your losses.This would be ideal to have men on the inside
>>33318567Wait a fucking second.Prince? As in, prince of an actual kingdom?Oh god, how big is this kingdom and how many heirs are there?Shit, we could be in the fuck now if the king decides to try and fuck us up, especially if he gets the damn korovians on our side>>33318637To be honest we should be trying to keep to a certain level of casualties for essence's sake
>>33318567>Turning some captains or soldiers before the battle could further reduce your losses.It adds forces to ours and takes from theirs. That seems like a no brainer PLUS they can potentially open the gates for us.
>>33318598Pretty sure that's not going to work. There's not enough time to thoroughly convert enough of the population.>To be honest we should be trying to keep to a certain level of casualties for essence's sakeI disagree, we can always inflict horror when we sack the city if we're so inclined.>>33318679>>33318637Seconding, we need to keep morale up while we're still "weak" and this seems the best way to do it.
>>33318598This way we get insiders, can possible convert soldiers, AND we adapt them to Kenneth's ways in advance.
>>33318567>>Turning some captains or soldiers before the battle could further reduce your lossesSounds great>Destroying the local temple could reduce the moral of the city.Let's crucify the clergy men upside down. Save the priestesses for Kenneth
>>33318567>Turning some captains or soldiers before the battle could further reduce your losses
>>33318728>Can't thoroughly convert the populationYou mean having the prince die and having all the priests shout about the messiah coming and blessing them with powers isn't enough?
>>33318598Sounds like a great idea, supporting this
>>33318730>Turning some captains or soldiers before the battle could further reduce your losses.It's basically why we left them alive in the first place.OP, can you let us know if this>>33318598is actually feasible given our time constraints?
People hurry back and forth. Some are collecting belongings and preparing for a war, others are simply going about their normal business. It seems that most of the soldiers are ether on the wall or elsewhere. Either way the city streets are mostly devoid of them.Mostly devoid of them, except for that large crowd of them walking down the street toward you in formation. You quickly get to the side of the street and consider your options. The alloy long sword is well hidden in your cloak. Your rest in the dirt has left you sufficiently dirty that your dark cloak doesn’t stand out. You do look strong, but that by itself isn’t enough to warrant much attention. You don’t see any of the staring at you, so you decide that the best course of action is to just let them pass. It is certainly a gamble, but an open fight in the middle of the day or fleeing are obviously not tenable.Luckily they seem more focused on staying in formation than searching for you. All of the men look tired, and you suspect that they are returning from duty on the wall. You decide to follow them.>(1/2)
>>33318769Yes actually, I am. First of all, you're assuming that the priests would accept the "gift". Second, you're assuming that people wouldn't just assume the priests were corrupted if they gave in. Third, it doesn't seem like the Prince dying is common knowledge in the town - I can guarantee you that if the new commander has half a brain in his head, he'll be keeping that quiet until he absolutely can't.
>>33318882>Alloy long swordWait what?
>>33318929We picked it up off a dead Korovian knight.
>>333189011: We can simply force them, or we could show them our power and convert them that way2: Did they with Kenneth?3: Then we can tell the priests and they'll spread the word.That being said, OP seems to have gone with the guards option for some reason
>>33318943Ah, alright.Makes sense.
>>33318980It's because your idea is unfeasible in our timeframe and is just generally stupid.
>>33318882The soldiers walk to small stone building built into the inside of the wall. You have seen several like this before. They don’t notice as you slip in the door behind the last one. You have done this before, and it is over quickly. At first they challenge you, then they threaten you with violence. You strike down the ones who drew their blades and then strike down the ones who retaliate for their deaths. In less than five minutes over half of the thirty soldiers are dead, burnt husks lying on the ground.Some of the rest are in shock, but at least ten of the remaining guards seem to understand the weight of what you say. IN the end the ultimate decision is theirs. “Converting” them in this way is messy, but it is quick. The thick stone walls contained the screams of the dying and the living will not do anything that might tempt your wrath. It is already known that SOMEONE is inside the city walls from the soldiers you slaughtered on the tower, so you have lost nothing by showing yourself to these few soldiers.As you leave the building the bird you sent with a message to Palm flies down to you. The message was quickly returned but the bird had trouble finding you until now. You decode it.“Food poisoned. Less than two days’ worth left. Must attack soon or never.”>(2/2)>Flee the city and rally your forces. A saboteur has forced your hand to strike.>Remain in the city until nightfall, then return to your camp.>Remain in the city until the battle starts. You will have more time but will not be able to grant your power to your soldiers.
>>33319143No name calling guys.>>33318861not really.
>>33319149>March out of the gate after slicing it downAnd then lead the attack
>>33319149>Remain until nightfall, then return to camp.We strike at dawn. Or an hour before dawn, or some other time. While we're in the city today, see if we can find and question Isabella. Did she know about this?
>>33319149>Remain in the city until nightfall, then return to your camp.
>>33318980It was a 5/4 vote in favor of soldiers.>>33319149>Remain in the city until nightfall, then return to your camp.See if we can get a few more isolated bands of soldiers. Then instruct them to open the gates as we attack.
>>33319236Oh; and make sure we let Palm know that's the plan, so he can get soldiers ready.
>>33319251Either this or >>33319204
>>33319251Do this, and stick to the stone bastions if possible. Depending on how often they change shifts, we could dispose of the corpses and camp a couple as we re-integrate our converts back into the force.
>>33319149>>Remain in the city until nightfall, then return to your camp.Also send a message back to Palm that we will attack at dawn tomorrow.
>Mfw I accidentally clicked off of the thread and it came up with a 404I almost thought this quest was going to die for a second there
>>33319343How exactly are we going to create converts?Do you really mean to give enemy soldiers with untested loyalty a massive boost to their strength and reflexes, essentially giving them a supersoldier serum without being sure of their loyalty?
>>33319149...wait a second, why didn't we grant the serum on our 8 day trip there?
>>33319405>Some of the rest are in shock, but at least ten of the remaining guards seem to understand the weight of what you say. IN the end the ultimate decision is theirs. “Converting” them in this way is messy, but it is quick.So no, that's not at all what I meant.
>>33319435Probably because we were still examining and testing loyalty. We didn't get a chance to speak with Palm and Kenneth about the loyalty of the troops before we went on the march.
>>33319435No idea, oh well>>33319149>Remain in the city until nightfall, then return to your campLet's go do the final preparations for the capture of this city.
>>33319435The bird flies into the sky with your reply to Palm. You will attack at dawn, but you are not yet ready to leave the city. You were unsuccessful in disabling the gate yourself, so you will enlist others to do it for you.You find it amusing how the small sleeping rooms are laid out against the walls. You know this system was designed so that there would always be fresh soldiers ready and near their posts but they could have also wanted to give you an excellent buffet. The thought is amusing. The next bastion had forty soldiers crammed into bunk beds. Only thirteen of them survived. The next bastion only had three. None of them survived.As you slowly open the door to the fourth room you notice how these men’s’ armor is of much higher quality that the others. You have found some of the king’s Elite knights. You even remember some of them from the parlay you had yesterday night.>[write in] (How do you convince them to serve you over their current king?)
>>33319518Have we been listening to what people say on the streets? Is the Prince dead?
>>33319561You have heard nothing suggesting he is dead. He has had no public appearances though.
>>33319518>Gentlemen, I have currently infiltrated your castle, killed your prince, had most of your forces defect and all but destroyed the gate>Now, you will either join me now or I shall cleave you to pieces
>>33319518If they are knights they will prolly not turn so we should rush them.
>>33319583This + >>33319608Just rush them non-lethally and break a few bones
>>33319647Break some bones. Then offer to heal them if they will give their word of (chivalry? as a gentleman? honor? whatever) to serve us. Make up some BS about it being for the good of the city, the prince is torturing people in a chamber below and his wife's found out and is trying to stop him, etc.
>>33319518They either die a meaningless death here, or they can serve us and do some good by serving us, and perhaps saving some civilians from the inevitable pillaging that will occur.They know the mortars are destroyed; did they not wonder how we have come into this city?
>>33319518>[write in] Start raising the heat in the bastion, it will be more effective. as we talk, summon a lightning elemental or two to hover in front - they should discharge into anyone who gets too close without permission.Assuming they don't attack first of course."Men of Alderton. By your garb you are among this city's elite. That is impressive, but it will not save you when the army outside your gates makes its way inside - as I already have. Your mortars lie destroyed, your prince lies dead, and your gates will only hold so long. You may defend this city and die, an honorable end to be sure, or you can join MY elite. I have need of skilled warriors to guard my holdings, and will in turn grant each of you power, spoils, and flesh if you so desire. Join me and through loyalty be reborn stronger, or face me know and die unheard in the silent dark."Snuff all torches.
>>33319677That's a little too far, after all we're the evil overlords
>>33319677No to the BS. Especially if they're the elite, they've probably heard the rumors of the wife.
>>33319701Seconding if they don't attack us straight off, or after we bust some heads.Use lightning or fire to cook any of them that come at us. It should work better with their heavy armor, and it'll show them that all of their skill can't protect against the elements we control.
>>33319701This plus >>33319647We need to show them they're hopelessly outmatched really
>>33319701Non-lethally charge in and then do this
You are running out of time. You skip the usual challenges and acusations by grabbing the nearest knight and throwing him across the room in his armor. Only one of the nine remaining charge you but you freze his lungs. His attempts to breathe only make this lungs crack and he spends his last few moments drowning in his own blood. Two more step forward but they stop when you create two glowing orbs of light between them and you. "Men of Alderton. By your garb you are among this city's elite. You skills are impressive, but it will not save you when the army outside your gates makes its way inside - as I easily have. Your mortars lie destroyed, your prince lies dead, and your gates are already failing. You may defend this city and die, an honorable end to be sure, or you can join MY elite. I have need of skilled warriors to guard my holdings, and will in turn grant each of you power, spoils, and flesh if you so desire. YOu will not choose. Ether join me now and be remade anew, or carry your false loyalty to a weak king to your death in the dark.You ice the torches that line the room, plunging the room into darkness.Two of the remaining eight lung at you. You know they can’t see you, but they are trained well and their blades slice through the air where you were once standing. You slowly burn them, letting them scream as their flesh and muscle dissolve around them. Their smoldering corpses and burning clothes cast a faint flickering light upon you.Only one of them speaks. “You are real. They weren’t just stories….you are actually real.”>Give them Bio.5>Don't give them Bio.5and>Order them to slay important captains and city leaders before the battle tomorrow.>Order them to organize the other converted soldiers and open the doors and portcullis in the morning.>[write in]
>>33320038>Give them Bio.5"Oh, I am more real than you could have ever imagined. Now come, receive the blessing of your new Lord."
>>33320038>Do not give"Then you should know how powerful I am, swear fealty to me, and prepare for the city's defences to fall"
>>33320038>Give them Bio.5>Order them to organize the other converted soldiers and open the doors and portcullis in the morning.seconding this dialogue >>33320089
>>33320038>Give them Bio.5>Order them to organize the other converted soldiers and open the doors and portcullis in the morning.
>>33320038>Dnt give>Order them to slay important captains and city leaders before the battle tomorrow.After the city has been liberted you shall have your reward
>>33320038>>Don't give them Bio.5>Order them to organize the other converted soldiers and open the doors and portcullis in the morning.We'll give them Bio only after they prove themselves and their loyalty.Right now is too dangerous to make them superhuman.
FInal destination vote time.have nothing but a link to this post and one number in your reply.1: Give the knights Bio.52: Don't give them Bio.5time starts with the first reply and ends 5 minutes later.
Why are people being so quick to give out our blood now, when we were so careful to not give it out to our soldiers before?
>>33320038>Give them Bio.5>>Order them to organize the other converted soldiers and open the doors and portcullis in the morning.We need to give them the strength to hold off anyone trying to reseal the gate till we get there. If they become a problem, they're still not faster than a lightning bolt.
>>33320174To prove the stories true and secure their allegiance.>>33320153This is correct right? >>33320175
>>33320173You did it wrong!
>>33320201They'd still be able to cause a large amount of damage to our troops, and it would damage our reputation by calling our judgement into question.
>>33320265Well, we'll be able to identify their loyalty pretty quickly. They either open the gates and are loyal, or don't open them and are hunted down by us before they can cause too much harm.
Give them Bio.5>>33320175>>33320209>>33320227>>33320244Don't give them Bio.5>>33320205>>33320210Writing
>>33320302>giving them blood>not making them open the gates first>trusting people who havn't even sworn us their loyalty
>>33320667>getting solidly outvotedEither it will work or it won't, I wasn't convinced they could open the gate without our help. It's a calculated risk and I think it will pay off.
Rolled 96>ignore the dice.You cut a line into your hand with a knife from a nearby table and approach the nearest knight. In the dark he is blind, but he hears you approach.“What? Stay away! I…” he is cut off as you grab his chin and hold your fist above his face, letting the blood drip into his mouth. The other knights are bothered by the sounds, but their blindness keeps them from acting.“Silent, and no not resist. I am granting you a boon for your service to me. Ensure that the southern gate is wide open at sunrise, and you will be rewarded.”You repeat the action with the other six knights. As you finish with the last the first two are laying on the ground asleep. Granting them a portion of your power has sedated them, but they will wake up soon and their changed bodies and the corpses of their former brothers in arms will prove that they were not dreaming. You are taking a gamble with them, but you need to now. Your forces are relatively small compared to the cities and if those gates are closed in the morning you will take heavy casualties opening them. You were depending on having more time for this campaign but the poisoned food has forced your hand. If you catch the one responsible they will suffer. As you leave the bastion the sun is setting. You are surprised on how well you executed your plans. You realize the irony of the coming battle. If the soldiers were patrolling the streets and not up on the walls this would have been much more difficult. As it stands you only need to slay three different men on your way to the small side door that you entered in. You are spotted as you run across the field back toward your camp, but they can do nothing as you spring away.As you approach your war camp two tribal scouts charge out to you, but they quickly stop and let you through when you burn a ring of fire around yourself in the grass. Palm rushes to you, furious and violent.You don’t let him speak.>(1/2)
Rolled 80>>33320770“The southern gates will be open in the morning. The mortars are destroyed and Allister is dead.”He just stands there, his mouth open as if about to yell. The anger vanishes from his face and he straightens his body and adjust his clothing.“Oh. Ok. Well then.”“You had something to say Palm?” You ask?“I did, but not anymore.” He replies as he leaves. Returning to his tent with several people in tow. He has a lot to plan tonight.>Give Bio.5 to your elite knights.>Give Bio.5 to all of your soldiers.
>>33320794"Palm, speak your feelings, I wish to know"Could we know the repercussions of both of those actions?I don't want to be dying of blood loss or anything
>>33320794>Give Bio.5 to your elite knights.The common soldier should have something to aspire to.>Note to self, develop spurting blood gland.
>>33320794>give bio.5 to your elite knightsit gives the soldiers something to work for, if they do well than they can earn bio .5 as well@QM, can we give less than bio.5?
>>33320794>Give Bio.5 to your elite knights.
>>33320794To the elite knights.We need to start building up our three tier class system
>>33320828In both cases you will dilute your blood into a cup of wine. The soldiers will take turns sipping from it. It will not have the same effects as Bio.5, closer to Bio.25 or Bio.125. It will also fade sooner.
>>33320794give bio.1 to soldiersgive bio.5 to elite knightsdo we even have "elite knights"? Last time I checked our whole forces are green besides the tribal folk which reminds mecall war leader and give his elite bio.5 as well.
>>33320884Ture. Replace "elite" with "trusted". Palm trusts them even though they are relatively inexperienced.writing
>>33320884Speaking of which, we should probably pump both the was and peace chiefs (when we get back) up to keep them from dying of illness/old age.
>>33320794>>33320879>Give Bio.5 to your elite knights.Also dilute our blood with wine and give that to the soldiers. Give the elite knights pure blood. We have two hearts meaning our blood output is waaay above normal.
>>33320884We should probably give the war chief himself some blood.And that best warrior guy.
>>33320919see>>33320930>>33320943>>33320884make sure to give war chief and his best soldiers the bio boost as well.
>>33320884>give bio.5 to horseshorses can now move as fast as cars.We have innovated the fastest transport possible.Sell horses and reap alota profit to buy new horses to blood again and keep making profitWe rich noa
>>33320884SecondedAlso >>33320879 We kept the Rat right?
>>33321005seconded, horses can't betray us. Lets give all the horses our blood
>>33320936do thisthis seems like it'll workchange mine>>33320884to this.since we have two hearts to provide blood after all.
You locate Kenneth’s tent and walk in. He quickly stands up from his makeshift bed and covers himself with a nearby robe. You see the red headed girl from the dungeon was next to him. She seems asleep.“You will need to prepare a ceremony for our soldiers. I want you to give them my blessing for the coming battle. There will be a separate ceremony for the Knights later.”You can tell he is embarrassed about you seeing him nude, but far less so than he would have been previously. He is making quick progress against his old taboos.“Of course. I will give them your blessing and strength.” Is all he says. You leave the tent.>During the ceremony you will have a chance to speak to your soldiers. What will you say?
>>33320711They're the elite knights, who have not been outed as being converted, and who will be working with the other converted soldiers. You think that they couldn't simply relieve the loyalist soldiers in the gatehouse, and when the time comes, open the gate?
>>33321073>we have two hearts to provide blood after all.Wait, you think that blood is produced by the heart?Seriously?
>>33321084Work well for me men and you shall be granted power beyond anything you thought possible.You feel power from this wine? Its nothing compared to what you could get if you work well for me, just look at Palm and his trusted cohorts for proof that if you work for me well. power will be yours
>>33321101thought it was a combination of heart changing air to shit and bone marrowsI'm not that good with science lel
>>33321084To the Elite soldiers"You have all been chosen for ascension, you are no longer deemed as a weakness in the chain, you shall be the strong who support this army""Palm, has already joined the ranks of the ascended, and as such is treated like a god among men, and so shall every man here""Women, food, houses, all of those beneath you will cede this, and as you improve further, and prove your worth to us, you shall gain even further powers"
>>33321169Oh and, if Palm mentions shit about not hearing this before state that he is allowed to do anything within his power.Also, give a bit of a demonstration of this power, like Palm breaking a sword in half or some such
>>33321084"Men of Lanfield and the Tribes (if applicable). Men of my fledgling Empire! Too long have you languished in a backwater garrison, uncared for, with few supplies and no women to warm your beds. Too long have you suffered impotently as the Prince of Alderton sat pretty in unearned wealth and opulence. Well today I bring good tidings. No longer will you starve - there is food for the taking beyond those walls. No longer will your beds lay cold, for they will be filled by the weeping wives and daughters of the men you slay this morn. Alderton's cannons lie broken, its leadership in disarray as we speak, its gates weakened along with its soldiers' hearts. Today we willt ake the city, take what is ours, and TAKE VICTORY!"
>>33321084They think we cannot beat them. It will be easy.It will be a short job; it will be a terrible war; but in the end we shall march through terror to triumph.
>>33321216Throw in a line about giving power to the most loyal, and to those who bring us the choicest flesh, and I'll second this.
>>33321084allow me to teach you the oldest rule in the worldMIGHT IS RIGHT!!!Therefore when I grant you great might, you have the right to do whatever you want since might makes right
>>33321084I wonder how the QM will combine responsesI really don't think you should freeform the speeches as it'll take forever
Writing. This may take a bit.
>>33321216Doesn't really have anything to do with the actual ceremony, it's a great speech for the Pre-battle though.
>>33321216>shed single tear>reminds me of an evil braveheartawesome speech incoming
>>33321301agreed that speech seems like somthing to tell them before we attack the walls
>>33321084- We are the source and seat of Power- The weakness in the world must be contained and fed upon to grow stronger- The weak are to be led, tried and culled to make them better- Through Power, you are granted release from your mundane weakness- Through loyalty and deeds, you will gain a taste of it, and reap the spoils of your effort- With cunning and courage, it will be yours to keep and fulfill your desires on your own
>>33321313I kind of took it as a combo, addressing the troops as the priests/acolytes go around blessing them post sermon.
>>33321293inb4 1 hour to make a speech that's completely pointless and doesn't affect anything
>>33321408Don't spend more time than you think you need to OP. Nobody's going to take it personally if you don't work every suggestion into some master speech.
>>33321422Yeah I'd prefer that we get a move on
>>33321422>>33321454I'd prefer we did things finely and Thoroughly.But it is Mike's choice.
>>33321422Wow, totally misread >>33321408 complainingas OP. Nevermind, do what you want OP, take as long as you need.
>>33321494This man speaketh the truth. Take as long as you need OP.
The soldiers gather. Bishop Kenneth has made some big arrangements in a limited amount of time. He has done this before and knows how to give soldiers their last blessing. There are whispers as you take the crudely build stage in front of them along with Kennet. Kenneth starts slow and quiet, sharing a simple story of heroics and sacrifice. You notice he has removed some parts of it. There are no more references to “forgivness from god” or “blessings of the pure”. It’s interesting how bloodthirsty the story seems with these simple parts removed. He finished his short story and steps aside. After all, tonight you are blessing them.“Our world has been weakened by false kings and lying prophets. These parasites server no greater purpose than themselves. They scurry and scheme, all trying to extend out their aimless lives just a little longer.”“The end of that world begins now.”You draw the ceremonial knife along your arm, leaving a long gash. You let the blood flow into the large cup on the alter.“I have come to remake this world to my own design. The old laws are annulled. The old crimes are forgotten. The old ways are dead. With might and power I will retake this land from the weak and forge it into a land of the strong. Together, we will cointain and feed upon the weaknesses of others. We will grow stronger. The weak will be tried and culled, and only the worthy will remain. From my power you are granted freedom from your weakness. From your loyalty you are granted freedom from your fear. With our cunning and our courage we will take what we desire for ourselves.”You take the bottle of wine and open it, filling the large cup to the brim."The enemy is complacent. This battle will be short. But our victory is assured and the spoils are ours by right.">(1/2)
>>33321634Several of Kenneth’s acolytes take smaller cups and dip them in the large one before you. They then begin walking down the lines of soldier passing the cups between them. Some soldiers refuse, but most partake. By morning their strength will be great.YOu leave the altar to Kenneth and walk back toward the large tent in the center of the camp. You step inside. Fifty of your most trusted knights are here, all kneeling before you. You address them. “You, the tip of my spear, I have chosen for ascension. You are no longer deemed as a weakness in the chain. Your will be the might of this army. By morning you will be forever changed, and all below you will be in service to you. Wealth, Women, Food, all that you desire form those weaker will be given to you. Through your deeds you will become even greater. Now accept my blessing.”Your arm still bleeding, you walk among them and let your blood flow into their mouths. You don’t deny them the full boon like you denied the other soldiers. None of them deny your gift.All of them are asleep when you finish. You hold your wound closed and retreat to your coach. The blood loss was not too great, but you don’t want to do this again soon. You find pleasure in Monifa’s arms and then sleep until the battle horn wakes you.>(2/2)How will you help in the battle?>Charge with your soldiers to the front gates. Be among the carnage.>Ride ahead and climb the wall, assaulting the soldiers on top and drawing attention from you army as they charge the gate.>[other]
>>33321869>Lead a small unit inside the city and attack from withinWe can attack at night time since we have better nightvision
>>33321869>Ride ahead and climb the wall, assaulting the soldiers on top and drawing attention from you army as they charge the gate.If we get a viewpoint on the gatehouse, we can call lightning on hardpoints in the defense.
>>33321869>Ride ahead and climb the wall, assaulting the soldiers on top and drawing attention from you army as they charge the gate.
>>33321869>Ride along>But do not engage, merely watch the carnage>And pick out high essence people to be spared from raping and murder
>>33321869CHARGE AT NIGHT
>>33321869>Ride ahead and climb the wall, assaulting the soldiers on top and drawing attention from you army as they charge the gate.This will also be a signal for our men on the inside to hit the gate. Or a good way to find out if they haven't before our army gets stuck at the portcullis.
>>33321869>[other]Climb up with our elementals and just fuck every defensive garrison up from the inside. Maybe we can get some Essence by collapsing and burning buildings on people.
>>33322036I think we want most of the defenses relatively intact if we can. We don't gain essence from broken buildings, and it takes effort to rebuild walls.
>>33321869give some blood to the tribal faggots before the attack. We want our troops at full power
Over the night you slowly shift your form. You abandon any presence of normalcy and embrace a body of carnage and death. You will show no mercy to any who resist your right to rule this world.Palm seeks you out in the night. He seems to expect you to hang back with him during the battle. You simply explain that that will not be happening. You have your alloy sword with you, but you doubt you will be using it much. IN the dark it is difficult to see your form, and it is for the best. You make it clear to Palm that the army is to charge at sunrise, then leave him as you walk off into the night.The soldiers on the city walls are expecting an attack, but they never expected you. Only three shoot at you as you run to the tower on the southeastern part of the wall. The mortars were previously up on that tower and you doubt that their ammunition has been moved. It will be twenty minutes until sunrise, but you can hold out until then.Your powerful form makes it easy to climb the wall. Toes and claws easily tear into the rock, propelling yourself upward at an astonishing speed. The alarm has been sounded but that was your intention. Confused soldiers are looking for an army that isn't there yet. Your part in this battle has just begun.There are only about ten soldiers on top of the tower. You tear through their armor and flesh quickly and efficiently. The hatch to the first floor below you splinters and you descend.>Search for the Mortar ammunition and throw it from the tower. (Will damage the walls but create disorder and force the army to focus on you.) 3d4>get to the top of the wall and make your way to the southern gate. you must ensure that it will be open for your forces. (guarantee the gate is open) 2d4>[other]
Rolled 3, 2 = 5>>33322308Guarantee gate
Rolled 4>>33322308>get to the top of the wall and make your way to the southern gate. you must ensure that it will be open for your forces. (guarantee the gate is open) 2d4
Rolled 3, 1 = 4>>33322308>get to the top of the wall and make your way to the southern gate. you must ensure that it will be open for your forces. (guarantee the gate is open) 2d4
Rolled 1, 2 = 3>>33322308>>get to the top of the wall and make your way to the southern gate. you must ensure that it will be open for your forces. (guarantee the gate is open) 2d4
>>33322308>>get to the top of the wall and make your way to the southern gate. you must ensure that it will be open for your forces. (guarantee the gate is open) 2d4
>>33317239All these faggits not knowing how a war worksYou don't bother aiming to kill, you aim to maim and cause life-threatening injuries. That way their tortured cries hurts the morale of their allies and more importantly makes their friends stop focusing on fighting and more focused on helping the injured.A shot to the head kills a man, a shot to the leg takes out two men
>>33322643I'm...not sure exactly where that came from.
>>33322643I'm pretty sure I've seen that copypasta before but than again I may be wrong
Guarantee the gate is open Rolls: 3, 4 => 4 => Great SuccessWith the spotters on the top of the tower taken care of, you decide to continue with your distractions. The dry straw in this room easily ignites, and as you make you way down the levels you start to create an inferno. You make a note to yourself to have your cities built of stone.After descending four levels you find yourself on a stone floor. The tower goes further down, but now you are at the level of the wall. Sunrise is approaching soon. The gates should be open. They were not. This will not do.You smash through the wooden door separating the inside of the tower from the wall. This has the added advantage of providing the fire you started inside with a much needed supply of air. There are over two hundred soldiers along the top of the wall between you and your goal.You briefly concentrate, summoning shimmering spheres of light and mist in front of you. Your orders to them are simple. Kill. They race forward, seeding destruction in their wake. You race after them, taking opportunistic swipes at the burned and frozen Some jump from the wall to avoid you. Some are mad enough to charge you in an attempt to slow you down. Your claws rip through their armor like paper and you toss their bodies to the streets below. Over the edge of the wall you gatch a glimpse of your army, marching forward in formation.When you make it two thirds of the way to the gate you realize your mistake. The soldiers at the other end of the wall have had time to see you coming. They are prepared for you. You count over twenty hand cannons aimed down top of the wall at you.>(1/2)
>>33322854>this is what we get for trusting peopletime to rape and torture their families before their eyes before we start torturing them
>>33322854“READY!”You could leap off of the wall, but then you would not reach the gate in time. They are too far away to charge yet too close to get out of their range. You begin to concentrate.“AIM!”There is no cover between you and them. The bodies you could have used have been thrown to the streets below. Your elemental spirits are racing at the firing line, but they will arrive too late.“F---“The lightning streaks out from your palm and strikes the barrels of gunpowder stored on the wall. At first only the one barrel explodes, throwing the men aiming at you away from the wall. Soon, the rest of the powder storage begins to ignite. You dig your hands and feet into the wall as the shockwave hits you. The cannoneers were all stationed directly above the southern gate, as they were expecting the attack to target there. In their haste they just left the barrels in the open. It would make reloading faster and easier, but risk of an explosion was increased.The powder is incredibly expensive. You did not expect them to have this much of it. There is too much smoke in the air to see anything well, even with your eyes. Still, you charge forward along the burnt and blasted wall.You meet no more resistance on your way to the gate. The blast cleared the remaining soldiers from Ahead you see a hatch that leades down into the heart of the wall, directly above the gate.>Aggressively charge. Your forces are approaching the gate and time is not on your side. 2d4>Ensure your own safety. This battle will be worth nothing if you don't survive it. 3d4
Rolled 2>>33323003>>Aggressively charge. Your forces are approaching the gate and time is not on your side. 2d4
Rolled 2>>33323003>Aggressively charge. Your forces are approaching the gate and time is not on your side. 2d4
Rolled 1, 1 = 2>>33323003agrresively charge
Rolled 2>>33323003>Ensure your own safety. This battle will be worth nothing if you don't survive it. 3d4Gotta be a little more careful in the smoke.
Rolled 4, 2 = 6>>33323003>>Ensure your own safety. This battle will be worth nothing if you don't survive it. 3d4
Rolled 2>>33323003>Ensure your own safety. This battle will be worth nothing if you don't survive it. 3d4Now's not the time to be too reckless.
Rolled 1, 4 = 5>>33323003>Aggressively charge. Your forces are approaching the gate and time is not on your side.
Rolled 3, 3 = 6>>33323003>being aggresivenope>Ensure your own safety. This battle will be worth nothing if you don't survive it. 3d4
Rolled 1>>33323061>>33323088You guys, you're only supposed to roll 1 d4.The nd4 represents how many posts with rolls will be allowed to count, not how many dice you individually roll.
Rolled 3, 2 = 5>>33322308Gate.
>>33323115This. Stop being idiots. I
>>33323115????when did the QM explain that?
Rolled 3>>33323003>Ensure your own safety. This battle will be worth nothing if you don't survive it. 3d4Our men can take a few hits, they aren't dolls.
>>33323141Here >>33317239>Choose an option and put "dice+1d4" in the email fieldIt is completely clear.
>>33323141Right here in the OP >>33317239>Choose an option and put "dice+1d4" in the email field>1d4>The winning option will be combined with the higher of the first X rolls
>>33323141>Choose an option and put "dice+1d4" in the email field. The winning option will be combined with the higher of the first X rolls.Opening post.
Aggressively Charge First 2 rolls: 2, 2 => 2 => FailureYou need that gate open now. You told Palm it would be open and you will not be made a liar. You throw your body weight against the door and it splinters open.The tip of the halberd pierces you just below your left nipple. Your weight carries you forward but the butt of the halberd is planted into the ground and the blade bites deeply. You feel its tip scrape against your spine. With a swing you crush the man’s head against the wall. But he holds on to the shaft and the blade is pulled out of your chest.Your lung begins to fill with blood. You don’t have much time. There are only for more soldiers between you and the gate room. You take several more insignificant injuries as you kill them. You balance is off. You feel slow.You force the last door open and see four men ahead of you. They turn to face you, looking away from the barricaded door at the other end of the room. Your vision is not as good as it should be.>(1/2)
>>33323332You slay them, but you are fighting poorly. One of their swords bites deeply into your thigh. A crossbow bolt is imbedded in your forearm. When the last of their bodies fall you survey your surroundings. There is a large wheel designed for multiple humans to turn. It has chains wrapped around its edges. You guess that is there to raise the portcullis. At the other end of the room are two large counterweights hanging from chains that travel into the ceiling.You briefly consider the door that you didn’t come through. There are spears and wood boards propped against it as it someone was trying to get through. You hear pounding on it, but it seems far away. You walk over and knock the reinforcements away, just a loud impact causes the door to splinter. Your vision starts to fade, but before its gone you see one of the six elite knights from earlier force his way through the door.>(2/2)>Thread 6.1 done.
>>33323473>Dat cliffhangerLooking forward to next week already.
>>33323525I'll stick around for a bit and answer any questions.
>>33323473>>33323332I'm very disappointed in these elite knights.We gave them part of our power, converted guards to get them inside, and more than enough time to pull this off, and they could barely get their job started, let alone done.
>>33323581Thanks for running OP.Did you ever get that twitter up and running though.
>>33323473OP, how much of the "get gravely injured and pass out in theoretical enemy territory" was to end with a cliffhanger, as opposed to the actual "Regular Failure" roll? I'm good with it, I just would have expected something that potentially dire to be more of a crit-fail.
>>33323581Thanks for running! What were you expecting us to do that we didn't? What did we do you didn't expect? Did we get enough essence from the 50-odd murders to avoid essence drain?
>>33323591Eh, they aren't our level yet, they're just very strong, very fast people. I'm okay with them preforming under what we were able to do (i.e. get stabbed and pass out before completing our objective). At least it looks like our gamble paid off with them.
>>33323581>elite knights>can't even take a fucking gate when we gave them soldiersso trash tier
>>33323701And this is why I think we should go Magic 3 first. We would have been able to tear open this gatehouse from across the plain.
>>33323581you may wish to have a >this was your choice, roll herepost after listing the choices since some faggits will change their choice if theres a critfail or whatnot
>>33323615Great fail = Don't get the gate open.Fail=Heavily wounded, gate gets opened.succeed=Gate opened by youGreat success=A more theatrical gate opening?
>>33323659HOnestly, I'm way to tired to think straight now. I wasn't planning on this taking so long. I really need to learn to prune down things a bit. The next thread will be short+culture planning.
>>33323759Alright, that scale will inform my votes going forward. Initially I would have expected - Great fail = Heavily wounded, Don't get the gate open.Fail=Lightly/moderately wounded, no progress on gate.Succeed= Kill some enemies, Make good progress on Gate.Great success= Kill all enemies, open Gate completely.
>>33323816most qming take around 5-6 hours.you need to learn the secret of the magical cocoa bean
>>33323822Ahh. Didn't think about "partially opened gate". Would have been better to go with that.I'll get these things hammered out more as time goes on.
>>33323732bio 3 is waaaay more important though for a eugenics program of slavery
>>33323875Mike, you planning on doing that twitter thing?
>>33323896yes but not tonight. I will have to work out a system for this. The last two days took a lot out of me. Next quest will be on wend at the same time that this one was. I;ll have a twitter account ready by then.
>>33323816Can I suggest doing sets of actions and rolls when we're doing things like infiltrations? You probably didn't need to split all of the different sabotage/attack actions into separate posts, it would reduce your writing load to condense actions that don't depend on one another.>>33323864It's just that on some of these rolls (the 2d4/1d4) ones, if they go the way the gate worked, it'll be really easy to get a thread/game ending injury. Maybe that's what you want, but it definitely encourages choosing the higher dice volume options.>>33323875Maybe, but we'll never get to have a slave race (which I'm not sold on, but whatevs) if we get another halberd through our eye. What if those knights coming in weren't friendlies?
>>33323942Don't you burn out on me OP, this quest is one of the highlights of my week since you started it up.
>>33324271I wont. we are moving to a new apartment soon and it's stressful.
>>33324594Well don't be afraid to announce a hiatus if you need to. We'll be waiting for you as long as we know when you're coming back.