You are Sireyi Valyenya, 18 years old, you are on your first quest.You have retrieved the Horn of Alzurad: a legendary artefact that can call dead heroes back to fight for the holder of the Horn. But now you’re lost on another plane, trying to find your way home.QM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMCharacter Sheet http://pastebin.com/tsAx3JGTParty http://pastebin.com/DMfRaXQVRules http://pastebin.com/yKvP3AiPThe World http://pastebin.com/3H9fnizcArchive http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33059651/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=paladin+of+joyYou are searching for a Black Dragon called Brearax whom you believe can help you find your way home. You spotted a large cave opening that looks like it could be the entrance to his lair.A half-dozen 9ft-tall brutish humanoids come roaring out of the cave mouth. Some have clubs or crude swords, and two have large leather bags full of clay pots that they prepare to throw.Ogres, Wonderful.What do you do?Target?>Attack the four ogres running at you>Attack the two hanging back with the clay potsAction?>Storm (hit 4 ogres or the 2 hanging back)>Lightning (can hit 2 ogres at once)>Halberd (smite optional)>Forceful Gust of Wind (knockdown 2 ogres)>Area Wind (penalty to ranged attacks, affects whole battlefield)>OtherThese Ogres don’t look like they’d listen to a parley.Halo is assumed to be active unless specified otherwise.Bokin is currently 10ft tall, he tends to travel in that size whilst chatting to you.He’s pulling out his greatsword and preparing to pull him armband off. Looks like he’s going to go large and counter-charge the 4 ogres moving towards you. What orders do you give him?Size>Go Big>Stay SmallTarget>Melee Ogres>Clay-pot Ogres
>>33420115>Attack the four ogres running at you>Storm (hit 4 ogres)>Go Big>Clay-pot OgresFirst update and straight into a battle.
>>33420115>Attack the four ogres running at you>Storm (hit 4 ogres or the 2 hanging back)>Go Big>Clay-pot OgresGood Morning Pally!
>>33420151Oh, good.It was taking you a while to post, I was worried we'd be doing the thread without our favorite namefag.
Roll 2d20 for your and Bokins actions
Rolled 8, 4 = 12>>33420192
Rolled 17, 2 = 19>>33420192.
Rolled 18, 14 = 32>>33420161Oh anon!
>>33420215So, do these rolls count as our third set?It's not technically linked, and the second set that Mathrian's rolled, but I think we're the only two here and you've accepted unlinked rolls before.
Yeah with only 2 players same-fagging on rolls is certainly allowed.Be prepared to roll to break tied votes if you can't hivemind
Rolled 20, 15 = 35>>33420192
“Bokin” you order “go big and take out those two ogres” indicating those hanging back “right” he says, rushing forwards and pulling off his armband, growing to 30ft in height.As the four ogres rush towards you, you summon your elemental powers and a storm of lightning erupts around them, arcing between them and making them convulse (Divine Energy 21/23).Grimly they push through it into melee range with you, though they look hurt and are moving slower after that shock. As the four swing their clubs and swords at you, you easily dodge or parry all of their blows.Bokin rushes towards the two ogres, who both hurl clay pots at him, one goes wide, the other hits him straight in the chest, eliciting a scream of pain. A viscous black liquid has splashed on Bokins chest and is eating away at him like well, acid (Bokin HP 39/52)Nevertheless he smashes both ogres down with a single swing of his greatsword, their blood hitting the snow as the two of them go flying. They’re wounded but not dead yet.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm again>Lightning bolt (3 targets, packed in closer now)>Halberd (+smite? +electricity?)>Heal Bokin>OtherBokin>Keep fighting bomb-throwers>Retreat>OtherBattlefield4 Ogres with melee weapons (wounded)2 Ogres with acid bombs (wounded)
>>33420321>Area Wind to neutralize ranged attacks>Retreat and engage the melee ogres13 damage in one attack?No thanks.
Aww, just to late to vote against immediate violent reaction. Remember: Our goddess considers demihuman lives to have value. Killing them is generally bad, it's just their natural reaction to attack those who invade their territory!We are way faster and can teleport, even with our giant-friend. We should simply have lead them away for a bit, then teleported to the cave entrance.Attempt 10 or so. Internet doesn't like me. Hopefully, I can participate later!
>>33420321>Lightning bolt>Finish them
>>33420321>Lightning bolt (3 targets, packed in closer now)>Keep fighting bomb-throwersI expect the bombthrowers can hit him whether or not he retreats. Might as well take them out
>>33420115Storm 4 big melee.
>>33420343>These Ogres don’t look like they’d listen to a parley.Reading comprehension.One of us would've tried to parley, definitely, but when OP says "Don't bother", we don't bother.>>33420355That's why we would use area wind, it gives something like a -8 to any ranged attacks within 100 ft or so.
Lightning Bolt + Keep fightingRoll 2d20 please
Rolled 15, 11 = 26>>33420374
Rolled 8, 1 = 9>>33420374
>>33420369>Reading comprehensionGood of you to mention that. You should try reading the post you are pointing that at. No mention of "parley" was made.
Rolled 7, 12 = 19>>33420374To be honest I have hoped for peaceful approach
Rolled 20, 19 = 39>>33420381>Parley /ˈpɑrli/ is a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of a truce or other matters.Anon pls.
>>33420393How nice of you to quote a definition. Sure fits the discussion. I will quote the suggestion that sparked this defence of 'no parley'>We are way faster and can teleport, even with our giant-friend. We should simply have lead them away for a bit, then teleported to the cave entrance.Not saying this is a good idea, but there is absolutely no mention of parley, discusion, conference, truce or other such things.
>>33420424Huh.Oh well, you're right, I only skimmed his post and didn't respond correctly.I apologize to you for being (slightly) condescending and to >>33420343 for insinuating that his reading comprehension was worse than mine.
“Keep at it Bokin” you urge him to fight through the pain.You swoop away from the four ogres attacking you to line up a proper shot with your lightning bolt. Lightning crackles briefly between your hands and you launch it at the ogres as they turn to face you, your power arcs and dances between them and the three you hit drop and don’t move (DE 19/23).Seeing his allies drop the last ones looks indecisive and then flees back to the cave mouth, possibly to summon reinforcements.The two ogres Bokin is facing split up and circle him, hefting their acid bombs carefully. He brings his greatsword down on one, almost splitting it in two, its partially bisected body falling to the snow. The other throws its bomb but it goes wide and misses Bokin. The acid on his chest continues to eat into him (Bokin HP 36/52).Actions?Sireyi>Kill fleeing ogre (with what attack?) – you can easily catch him by flying, or with a ranged attack>Heal Bokin>OtherBokin>Finish bomb-thrower>Retreat>Scrub acid off using snow>OtherBattlefield1 Ogre with melee weapon (wounded, fleeing)1 Ogres with acid bombs (wounded)RE: Parlay. Though very much in character for Sireyi to try and solve this without violence. I discouraged it for specific reasons, to be revealed later. Attempting to talk to foes is ALWAYS an option (assuming intelligent foes) but if I mention it's unlikely to work, the DC is higher than normal).
>>33420475>heal Bokin>finish him
>>33420475>Heal Bokin>Finish bomb-thrower>Sireyi ever executing a fleeing opponentGood joke, OP.
>>33420475Bodkin:Disarm acid thrower, see if we can keep it alive.Sireyi:Kill the fleeing ogre with Le Halberd Dive
>>33420475>RE: Parlay.Even you think parley is the only non-violent solver of conflict. :(>Heal Bokin>Do not kill the helpless and running foe. That would be dishonourable and unkind, neither of which Siyeri is.
>>33420532>Sneaking into ogre cave without their permission>Not a violent violation of their natural rights
>>33420475Do we have any nonlethal options for disabling the runner?
Heal Bokin + Bokin fightsRoll 1d20+8 for BokinI acknowledge parley is not the only non-violent solution. I did not think of leading the ogres away, so did not include it as a standard option. As a write-in option it was a perfectly viable solution and had it got more votes, would have been the chosen course of action.I specifically mentioned parley not just for this encounter but for future ones as well. >>33420556Yes, will be outlined when this rounds actions have been resolved.
Rolled 10 + 8>>33420572TOO 8 TO RELATE
Rolled 17 + 8>>33420572
Rolled 11 + 8>>33420572Shit, installed 4chan X and it never actually updated
Rolled 8 + 8>>33420572
You fly over next to Bokin and touch him, healing him (DE 17/23, Bokin HP 45/52).Bokin swings at the last ogre, killing it. He looks around and sees the one fleeing for the cave entrance. The ogre is almost there and is yelling out a warning. The acid eats into Bokin (HP 43/52)“Shouldn’t we stop him?” asks Bokin, as he furiously scrubs himself in the snow to remove the acid.Actions?>Kill fleeing ogre (how?)>Pin him to the ground with a windblast from above>Fly over to him, disarm him and tell him to surrender>OtherYou’re fast enough to catch him before he gets to the cave entrance.Also, roll 1d20, for thing
Rolled 7>>33420628>Pin him to the ground with a windblast from above
Rolled 17>>33420628>Pin him to the ground with a windblast from above
Rolled 2>>33420628>Pin him to the ground with a windblast from above
Rolled 9>>33420628Fly over and demand surrender.
slight delay before next post, apologies, should only be 10 minutes
Thanks for waiting.You soar over the ogre just as he is about to enter the cave and hit him with a focused blast of wind aimed straight down, forcing him to the ground. Unable to stand he attempts to crawl slowly away, until Bokin catches up and grabs him.Now that you’ve captured him, what will you do?Interrogate Him>Why did you attack?>Where can I find the black dragon?>How many Ogres live here?>OtherAnd once you have all the information, what do you do with him?>Kill him (violates code)>Tie him up, I have plenty of rope and we can let him free once we come back>Tell him to run away (he might come back)>Teleport him away somewhere>OtherAnd finally, with most of the ogres dead you give the bodies a quick search, they have nothing of interest on them except those clay pots. You could take those, but if they broke in your backpack they could damage your gear.>Leave pots>Take someYou examine the cave entrance, something seems odd about it. Roll 1d20+3 for thing.
Rolled 521>>33420657Summoning OP, goal is rolling low
Rolled 17 + 3>>33420792>Why did you attack?>Where can I find the black dragon?>How many Ogres live here?>How can I end a fight with Ogres without killing them? Is there a nonlethal way to fight ogres?>Tie him up, I have plenty of rope and we can let him free once we come back>Leave pots>rolled 3+3 = 6
Rolled 4 + 3>>33420792>Why did you attack?>Where can I find the black dragon?>How many Ogres live here?>Tie him up, I have plenty of rope and we can let him free once we come back>Leave potsI'd rather not waste DE teleporting him away, and possibly damaging our gear isn't worth acid that we'd just wind up stockpiling indefinitely.We can come back for it if we really need it.
Rolled 17 + 3>>33420792>Why do we have to fight?technically it's we who attacked, no?>Do you know about a black dragon in the area?>Let him go>Take one pot and wrap it carefully, just in case.[point and click adventure syndrome intensifies]
Rolled 13 + 3>>33420792Interrogate>Why did you attack?>Where can I find the black dragon?>How many Ogres live here?>Tie him up, I have plenty of rope and we can let him free once we come back>Leave pots
“Why did you attack?” you ask the ogre, though you suppose that maybe you attacked first.“This our place” the ogre growls “ogres live now, you no be here.”“Ogres are pretty territorial” comments Bokin, as he holds the ogre down as you speak to it.“Where can I find the black dragon?”“Dragon, deep, down very deep” says the ogre. Well, that’s something at least.“How many Ogres live here?” you ask, the answer takes a while to untangle, numbers are not his strong suit.Eventually you estimate that there’s maybe 100 ogres of fighting age, with perhaps another 50 very old, very young or otherwise not fighters, led by a chieftain called Ironguts.“Ironguts eats you” threatens the ogre.“How can I end a fight with Ogres without killing them? Is there a nonlethal way to fight ogres?”The ogre looks confused, you ask the question several different ways but the only answers he gives are ‘run away’ and ‘give up and get eaten’.You tie him up, you’ll let him free later.You leave the pots for now, you can come back for them later.
>>33420886>SuccessAs you look at the entrance you see what you originally mistook for a cave mouth, isn’t. The area around the mouth of the ‘cave’ shows dwarven runes and symbols, and remnants of the original stonework can be seen as you go inside. It looks like this was a dwarven stronghold before the Ogres moved in and crudely expanded all the doors, rooms and hallways to suit them.Well that makes things slightly easier. If these dwarves are anything like those back home then the fortress layout should roughly be: A great hall far below (a suitable lair for a big dragon); the settlement itself (homes, shops etc) – probably where the ogres live, in the middle and right at the top would be the kings home – perhaps the ogres chieftain is up there.Exploring the entrance you find what was once a guardpost turned into an ogre lair, the smell makes you feel queasy, refuse and rotting food scraps are everywhere. The place has been crudely enlarged to ogre proportions, Bokin will have no problem in this place in his smaller form, but only in certain places will he be able to fight in his larger form.There are some stairs leading up, some leading down, and a level corridor leading deeper into the stronghold.>Go up>Go down>Stay on this levelBefore you go of course, do you want to ask your ogre anything else?>No more questions>Yes (what?)
>>33420897Aw yiss a dungeon crawl.Do we have any Loot detection powers?Anyway, my Stone Soup sense tells me "stay on the level, hoover up all the loot, pacify the mobs for XP then go down a level. Repeat until you find the orb."
>>33420897>Go down>No more questionsI can't think of anymore.Question Pally. Can we teleport indoors or do we have to be outside for it to work?
>>33420897>Go down>No more questions
>>33420897>Stay on this level>no more questionsDragon's down deep in the great hall, but if I remember my Dwarf Fortress days, the staircase that leads to the deeper levels will be on the opposite side of stronghold from the entrance.>>33420913Mathrian please.RTL's ability description outright says we have to be under the open sky for it to work.
>>33420913you need to be under an open sky outdoors. Being inside blocks you, as would a thick forest canopy.Though in theory, if you burned enough power you could have a lightning bolt go through some cover to get to you.You are about to go under a mountain though, no teleporting in here.
>>33420938>>33420948Ah you are right I totally missed that. Also good to know that its possible to overcharge and burn through some cover.
a tie?please re-vote and roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>33420965Go Down
Rolled 7>>33420965Rolling to stay on this level for now.>inb4 one
Rolled 13>>33420965samefag >>33420914 (You)although to be honest I would be fine with staying on same leve as per >>33420938
Down it is
>>33420938When I play dwarf fortress, I make a huge compact cube for top efficiency.Routes to the outside world are trap filled hallways, as you'd expect, but when you're past those it's nothing but opencube.
You decide to head down first, you’re here to find Brearax after all. You wonder what deal he has struck with these ogres, if they worship him as a god, or perhaps he controls them with threats or promises of loot or food.You head down, deep into the old fortress, several times you and Bokin hide from ogre patrols. The patrols are loud and you can hear them coming long before they get close, giving you ample time to hide in one of the many side-passages.You wander through a series of maze-like rooms, following staircase after staircase down. The further down you go the few patrols there are, until all you can hear is yourself and Bokin. And the stone walls closing in around you, in Velya’s name being underground creeps you out. Bokin doesn’t seem bothered though, and you draw courage from his example.You enter a vast cavern, its dark in here, even with your eyesight you can see very little, and Bokin is probably blind. The ceiling is far overhead and the whole place has an empty feeling, a low wind moans through the cavern.There’s an awful smell coming from up ahead, like rotting meat. As you advance cautiously you realise that’s not wind, it’s breathing, something....big is here. As your eyes search the near-blackness you see a vast shape rear up in front of you and you instinctively light up your halo, ready for a fight.Ahead of you rears up a massive black dragon, it’s head turning towards you as it breathes in deeply ready to unleash its acidic breath. Its jaws are vast and it could swallow you whole, and probably Bokin too, without needing to chew.Bokin lets out a surprisingly high pitched “eep!” of fright and crowds in behind you.
>>33421058You ready yourself for the hardest fight of your life only to hear a deep voice wheeze out “Ah, it’s too early for the ogres to be back for more acid, who are you?”Nostrils flare as the dragon breathes in your scent “Hmm, frost giant, young and strong with a hint of the mountain peaks and....and...it cannot be!”Now that you have a moment look at this dragon properly you see that it’s scales are dull and flaking, more grey than black, empty sockets are where it’s eyes should be and long thick chains are secured to its neck and forelimbs.You see that its wings and hind-legs have been hacked off, the wounds are festering and leaking pus. As it speaks you see that its mouth is bereft of teeth, containing only rotting gums. Its forelimbs have short digits with no claws, the digits slowly weep blood. There is no tail to be seen.It brings its head down towards you and snuffles in your direction “Has it been so long, have I been trapped here so long that the demons have fallen and the Gods returned?”It chuckles, a sound full of bitterness “Tell me, messenger of Heaven, have you come to punish me for my crimes? As you can see, you’re a little late.”>Are you Brearax?>I’m Sireyi, Paladin of Velya>And this is Bokin>The demons are still here>I’m not actually a full angel>Other
>>33421069>I’m Sireyi, Paladin of Velya>And this is Bokin>The demons are still here>and I’m not actually a full angel>Are you Brearax?
>>33421069>>33421088Yes, say all the things.Also>Tell me of your crimes. Perhaps you can be redeemed.Because redemption is a good thing.
>>33421069Uh... Was pretty much thinking this. lol >>33421088I'll start posting pics now, if no one minds. Went through and renamed most of them
>>33421069>introductions first>the demons are still here and I'm not really an angel>The ogres did this to you?
>>33421123>The ogres did this to you?I think it was more that super-powerful hell-wyrm that we were told Brearax killed, being crippled in the process.
>>33421132The other dragon fucked him up no doubt, but it was probably ogres who enslaved him and turned him into a chemical factory.
>>33421069>I fear the world-barrier separating this plane from the gods still exists. I shall attempt to break it though and it has been foretold you could help me gain the necessary power for that.Can we try to heal him? Healing doesn't harm evil dragons, right? Even if the effect is minuscule, it might be worth the effort.
>>33421164I want to ask about Rax's crimes first. See if he actually is 2evil2redeem first.
>>33421164Lets put our regen bracer around one of the declawed digits of his foreleg.There's no way this could possibly go wrong.Seriously though, Healing costs double the DE as long as that demon barrier is in place, and I get the feeling he's going to ask us to make the ogres leave.So we might need that energy for ourselves.
>>33421164Yeah, there's no way we'd be able to restore him, but some succour is definitely a paladin and half-angel thing to do.
“I’m Sireyi, Paladin of Velya” you say, after all, manners never hurt “And this is Bokin”“A Paladin eh? I’ve not seen a Paladin in centuries, nor tasted one for longer, shall I eat you little paladin?” he smacks his gums “Perhaps not, too long on a diet of refuse, fresh meat would give me indigestion.” “Welcome, Sireyi and Bokin” he says, pushing himself up in his two remaining limbs, the stumps of his wings twitching “To my home, I’m sorry about the mess, all of my orc servants are dead. And the ogres won’t clean up.”“The demons are still here” you say.“Well, that must really be inconvenient...for you.” He responds, seemingly unconcerned.“And I’m not actually a full angel” you say, you wonder if everyone is going to confuse you for a full angel, with nothing to compare you too.“No, no I suppose not, Heaven wouldn’t send one of its Host for me anymore” he says wistfully “They did once, a whole host of them, very tasty. I kept one in a cage for some time, but she died, poor thing.”He focuses on you again “Hmm, half-angel, half-human, smelling of rain and lightning and new life. Why, why did you come here, to laugh I wonder, hmm? Are you sure you don’t have a little dragon in you?”You decide to leave that jibe alone for now “Are you Brearax?”“Brearax, Brearax” it says “Yes, that was once my name, Brearax the Mighty, Brearax the Black Shadow, run, run and hide little ones, Brearax is coming!” it booms “I come to eat the naughty and the wicked, mighty Brearax...” he trails off.“Tell me of your crimes.” You say “Perhaps you can be redeemed.”He laughs, a wheezing cough that ends in a croak “yes...yes” he says “redeemed, perhaps I can, do you have 20 years for me to recall each of my crimes?”(options in next post)
>>33421187Given state he's in, I'd sooner expect him to ask us to put him out of his misery. I'd be all for alternative solutions though.
>>33421194>I don’t have any dragon in me>A Frost Giant Mountain-Speaker named Wegenthal sent me, he said you could help me>I’m here by accident, I need to find a way off this plane>I was told to look for a dark sister of mine>Battle with Villathrax?>What happened to you?>Perhaps a summary of your crimes?>Try healing him (How much Divine Energy?)
>>33421204>What happened to you?>Perhaps a summary of your crimes?>I’m here by accident, I need to find a way off this planeHeal him AFTER he helps us, as a reward for his confession.He's obviously a tyrant but I expect he's too old to give much of a shit any more.
>>33421164I'm totally for healing him. At least/especially if we can redeem him. If not... well I expect we can at least put him out of his misery. I was also definitely expecting something more like >pic related>>33421204>I’m here by accident, I need to find a way off this plane>A Frost Giant Mountain-Speaker named Wegenthal sent me, he said you could help me>Battle with Villathrax?>What happened to you?>Perhaps a summary of your crimes?Additionally>I was told to look for a dark sister of mine>Try healing him (How much Divine Energy?)Not yet, but when we do lets try and heal his eyes.
>>33421204>Give me the short story. Would you do them again, if you had the power now?regardless of his answer>Try healing him (1 DE, just to gauge the effect and ease creature's pain a bit)>How did you end up in this captivity?
>>33421204>No, I don't have any dragon in me.>What happened to you?>Perhaps a summary of your crimes?>I’m here by accident, I need to find a way off this plane
>>33421164As I have been misunderstood before: This is not a vote to heal him right now. This is just asking whether it would be reasonable, given the information Sireyi possesses, to attempt to heal the dragon, should we decide him worth the DE.>>33421182Lessening his pain would not necessitate him being redeemed. You can be kind to evil people.
>>33421245We literally cannot cast heal for 1 DE.At the moment, it requires 4 minimum to cast and 2 for each additional degree of potency.
>>33421256>his is just asking whether it would be reasonable, given the information Sireyi possesses, to attempt to heal the dragon, should we decide him worth the DE.If you burn all of your remaining DE you can probably stop his wounds bleeding any more, closing them up.But that's it.
>>33421259Very well, do this then.This place is large enough to avoid ogres until we get our energy back.
>>33421194>do you have 20 years for me to recall each of my crimes?"While I have been told I could potentially live for a few thousand years, staying that long does not seem advisable right now. Perhaps another time."Put it into our calendar. Redeeming a dragon would be cool and awesome and also good.
>>33421281Do we have any idea what would happen if we placed our amulet of regen on him? Could it prospectively heal him over the coming months/years?
>>33421293Might as well give him succor after a confession. Gotta be kind, even to evil old dragons.
>>33421293It would kick in after 24 hours, it would heal him completely over time, but given the severity of his wounds, you don't know how long that would be.
>>33421281Worth it. (Later).>>33421204>A Frost Giant Mountain-Speaker named Wegenthal sent me, he said you could help meI wish to break the world-barrier. I know you will not help me from the good of your heart, but I'm sure we can come to an agreement. Not like there are many better ways to get back against the demons for you.
>>33421308So there is no size limit for those artifacts? Would our Hat of disguise work on him as well?
>>33421308In this case I vote to, if there's a chance that he would commit himself to fighting demons, give him the amulet and help him with the ogre infestation.There is an awful lot that can go wrong if he decides to change his mind afterwars, but damn if it wouldn't make for an awesome story.
>>33421335I'd have to vote against that as vehemently as possible.Fully healing the insane evil dragon that just admitted to eating a host of angels and keeping one as a slave seems like an incredibly terrible idea.
>>33421334it would, but the hat cannot alter a subjects apparent size by very much, and it is entirely illusionary.
>>33421308Ok. Things we could offer him>Minor heal now.>Coming back every few days to attempt a full-power heal. I'm sure within a few weeks there would be a significant improvement.>Give him the Amulet.>Revenge against demons (if he cares for that).
>>33421350I also wish to veto this motion, because that healing amulet is our shit, and we don't give away our shit.
>>33421308Glorious Pally.>>33421335I'm all for doing that. After we talk with him. No sense in him being all like, "oh no, you heal me and I'm going to murder everyone." So lets wait until we get an idea of his mental state and motives
>>33421350/tg/ quests are full of terrible ideas
>>33421356Hilarious. If this wasn't so serious I would suggest some pranks.>Giant black dragon with tiny top-hat.>Ogres: "Since when does our dragon have all the colours of the rainbow?"
>>33421363The bracer would likely take decades, maybe even centuries to fully heal this giant dragon.There will be no demons for him to fight, we will only be unleashing a great evil upon the world for little to no benefit.
>>33421350Aye. No full healing without a truly binding contract or promise or full-on redemption.
>>33421350>>33421360Well, he had a lot of time to think about his actions. Let's ascertain his mental state before passing the judgement.If he hates the demons, letting him free could be good idea even if he were otherwise evil, since him fighting them would let the gods in somewhere along the line.
>>33421401So would us getting out of this dimension.By the time he's healed, we'll probably have dealt with the demons, all he'll do is go back to being a fuck-off powerful asshole dragon.There's also the fact that he's completely insane.
“I don’t have any dragon in me” you say, trying to sound regretful, no point in insulting him“No dragon in you?” he says skeptically “would you like some?”Unbelievable, half-dead he’s still trying to....nevermind.You move on to more important matters “A Frost Giant Mountain-Speaker named Wegenthal sent me, he said you could help me.”“Hmm, I’ve never heard of him” responds Brearax “But I know Mountain-Speakers, all cold wind and stone and avalanche. I’m sure the idiot sent you to me because of fate, bah!”Bokin steps forward at this insult to his grandfather but you thrust out an arm across his stomach, stopping him.“He said you could help me” you say “I’m here by accident, I need to find a way off this plane. I wish to break the world-barrier. I know you will not help me from the good of your heart, but I'm sure we can come to an agreement. Not like there are many better ways to get back against the demons for you.”“Ah yes, that makes sense” says Brearax, “Clever Mountain-Speaker, needs magic not of the gods to break free from this little Hell the demons have created. I was once a mighty sorcerer, could have cracked their silly barrier like an eggshell” His voice lowers, regretful “Once, but no longer, too long just keeping myself alive, used up too much...energy” he wheezes.“I was told to look for a dark sister of mine” you say, though you’ve no idea if a dragon that’s been trapped for so long will be able to help you.“Hmm” he says “what’s your name again?”“Sireyi Valyenya, formerly of House Valyenya”“Perhaps” he says “you should try House Valyenya, they were a noble family in the kingdom of...Hanse I think, perhaps the demons killed them all.”1/3
>>33421431“I was told you defeated Villathrax” you say, hoping to keep the dragon talking.“Villathrax” he says, his voice deepening “I remember him, they said he was stronger than me. That he was unbeatable” his front paws clench, leaving trails of blood on the floor “But I proved them wrong, I proved Brearax was greater!”“I fought him because I was the greatest, because no dragon could match me” he says “They used to come at me in flights you know” memories overtaking him “threes and fours altogether, and I still sent them fleeing.”“And from there” he says mournfully “I knew it would be all downhill, I wasn’t getting younger, and it was getting harder and harder to be the Black Shadow of Terror. And when the demons came, they sent emissaries to me, tried to get me to join them. Stupid demons” he smiles in memory “Fun to play with though.”“And Villathrax’s name spread across the land ‘oh, Villathrax burned this city’ ‘oh did you hear Villathrax demanded a sacrifice of a hundred virgins to spare a country, ‘oh Villathrax kidnapped a princess’. Bloody Villathrax this, Villathrax that.”“I really thought he’d kill me, you know” he continues “but I didn’t care, I wanted to be remembered as the greatest dragon of all, I didn’t want to just fade away, hahahah!”“Ah, all this” he gestures around him “Was once a great dwarven hall, but I took it from them, and kept my treasure here....where is my treasure....? I stole it all you know...”"While I have been told I could potentially live for a few thousand years, staying 20 years to hear your crimes does not seem advisable right now. Perhaps another time."“Not even the lewd ones?” he asks hopefully.2/3
>>33421441“You said something about orc servants” you steer the conversation “what happened to them, and to you?”“Ah yes, I had a clan of orcs that served me, worshipped me really, when I came back after my fight with Villathrax I was badly wounded, so very badly. I needed time to rest” his voice drops to a whisper “But as I lay here, an ogre tribe came in and slaughtered all my lovely orcs. Orcs are great, as long as you bring them food, and some human or elf women, they’re happy, but ogres are horrible, horrible creatures” he sniffs “They cut my wings off, cut them right off” He pauses “And every now and then they come in here to collect some acid, or they won’t feed me, I’d refuse but, I don’t want to starve to death, I’d rather die in battle.”“So you can’t help me then” you say, dejected.“Oh I didn’t say that...” he responds in a crafty tone of voice “But first I want you to help me.”“You want me to free you?” you ask hopefully“Hah! Yes, off this mortal coil!” he barks out a laugh “but first I need you to fetch something for me, and then....we bargain.”“What am I fetching?” you ask warily“One of the last eggs of my line” he says “My great-great-great-something-great grandchild. The orc chieftain hid it in his chambers before he was killed, the ogre chieftain has probably taken the same chambers at the top of the keep. Find it and bring it to me and then we’ll talk”He settles down, laying his head on the floor “Now go, I’m tired, we’ll talk more when you get back.”It seems you won’t get anything more out of him, until you return with the egg.>Leave for middle floor>Leave for top floor>Ask more questions (what?)3/3
>>33421422>So would us getting out of hereno, it wouldn't, unless we've dealt with the demons before>We probably have dealt with the demonsNot necessarily. I'm sure there will be an 'easy' way to fuck off without dealing with the demons.>there's also the fat that he's completely insaneyou're damn good at psychoanalysis if you can tell that from the few posts' worth of dialogue.
>>33421451I FUCKING KNEW IT! I'm about willing to bet money we are going to be getting a dragonling of our own.>Leave for top floor
>>33421441>“Not even the lewd ones?” he asks hopefully.Brearax confirmed for OP's self-insert.>>33421453>no, it wouldn'tGo read the previous thread, it was stated outright that us returning home would break the barrier for a few months.We have the horn to help us deal with the demons when we return after the initial breaking of the demon barrier.>from the suptg archive description, created by OP at thread creation:>Fighting ogres and making deals with a crazy old dragon>crazy old dragonAlso the fact that he just wants to die.>>33421451>Leave for the top floor
>>33421451Well, let's go to the top.Might as well spend the 4DP on a minor heal for the dragon, just for the sake of kindness.
>>33421451>Ask him about the fortress, if he knows some ogre-free passages or some dwarven mechanisms that could help us>then go up
>>33421501Let's not.>You want me to free you?” you ask hopefully>“Hah! Yes, off this mortal coil!” he barks out a laughHealing is a waste of 4 DE if he's just going to have us kill him later.His whole spiel about Villathrax is about how he was getting too old and wanted to die in a blaze of glory, I doubt he wants to be healed just so he can fade away.
>>33421496>crazy old dragonYeah I should have been more ambiguous but someones been mis-archiving threads on sup tg so I archived the thread as soon as I created it rather than waiting until the end.
>>33421451Ask him about secret passages.Gotta have secret passages.
>>33421496I retract my objection. He does seem quite bonkers after this dialogue dump.
“The dwarves must have built some secret passages or mechanisms into this fortress” you say, “anything you can tell me about them would help.”“I don’t recall” he says “I had my orcs keep track of that, and I smashed most of their traps, horrible spiked things, now go away.”You decide to head up to the top of the fortress. Roll 2d20 for encounters
Rolled 17, 1 = 18>>33421571
Rolled 10, 8 = 18>>33421571TOO 1 TO HAVE ANY FUN
Rolled 4, 9 = 13>>33421571Totally hoping for our own little dragonling. I've been eyeing the Paladin Mount power that gives us a Dragon for a while now
>>33421599>Wanting a mount>When we have a permanent -2 to mounted combat and cannot purchase that skill
>>33421599Yeah, no. I'm all for having a dragon ally, but we don't need mount for anything, we have wings.
>>33421611>>33421632>Implying I give a damn about riding the dragon and don't just want a dragon cus dragon
Rolled 13, 6 = 19>>33421652WARNINGMAGICAL REALM DETECTEDREMOVE SCALIE
>>33421652Well then don't imply that you want it as a mount by linking your desire for it to the Paladin Mount power.I swear to god if you turn this into a lewd joke...
>>33421451Any super Secret ways to get anywhere in the caves?
>>33421684What's up with this?We always have the one guy that's two or three updates behind everyone else, it's weird.
>>33421660W-what?! P-p-preposterous. Baka!/kidding>>33421672Sorry bout that I should have been more clear. The paladin mount power calls a dragon to our service, I want the dragon but I don't actually care about using it as a mount.Having it use us on the other hand... I'm sorry, but with your spoiler I couldn't help myself
>>33421697Time moves differently on different planes.Alright, own up, who is posting on /tg/ from another dimension?You begin the tough job of climbing back up all those stairs and heading for the top of the fortress.It seems like you climb for hours, and your legs ache, you wish you could just fly up but the air in here is so still that you’d use more energy flapping than you would walking, and using your power over air would drain your magic.Again you encounter patrols, and again you easily avoid them due to the amount of noise they make.As you’re walking along a corridor you hear a rumbling above you, the ceiling is caving in! Your mind fills with panic as you see you and Bokin trapped under a pile of rubble, with no way out!You run back as fast as you can, Bokin following as rocks, grit, ogres and pebbles collapse into the space you were just occupying.Wait, ogres?It seems the whole mountain isn’t falling in, just this level, and there were some ogres above you. Somewhat stunned, they begin pulling themselves out of the rubble. It looks like it was a patrol in force, a dozen ogres, though 4 died in the rockfall and the rest are bruised. One sees you and growls out a warning to his allies.“What do we do?” asks Bokin>Flee whilst they’re still recovering >Attack whilst they’re recovering>Talk to them (Very Hard)>Other
>>33421733>Attack whilst they’re recoveringThey're keeping a sapient being alive, in constant agony, as a chemical factory.Nobody, not even Brearax, deserves such a fate, and I feel little mercy for them because of it.
>>33421733I'm posting on /tg/ from an evil realm.Tyrants have taken over my realm and are oppressing the peasants with corrupt greedy banks, genocidal propaganda spewed from the media, and imprisonment for anyone who disagrees with them. Help!
>>33421733AoE attacks gogo>>33421759Yeah, ogres a shit.
>>33421733>Attack whilst they’re recoveringpretty much what this anon said >>33421759
>>33421733>Attack whilst they’re recovering
>>33421767[Dimensional Genocide Cannon: Locked On][Purging Injustice in T-minus twelve minutes]
>>33421797God damn it I want LESS genocide, not more.This is bullshit.
>>33421826[Violence is necessary to remove evil][Violence is an inherently evil act][Any time evil is committed, more evil is brought into the world][Ergo, the only way to destroy evil is to destroy the world]
>>33421839Well it beats what we've got going currently.
“Into them!” you yell, charging forwards. Flying will be difficult in this tunnel, and it’s too small for Bokin to go big.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (5 targets, closely packed)>Lightning bolt (4 targets, closely packed)>Halberd (+smite? +electricity?)>OtherBokin>Stick close to me>Try to flank them>OtherBattlefield8 Ogres (slightly wounded)Ogres have a penalty to defence in the first turn
>>33421767Who is to say you're not trying to trick us into siding with you against legitimate king in interest of demon emperor from neighboring evil empire, hm?
>>33421873>Lightning bolt (4 targets, closely packed)Lightning bolt is more powerful than lightning storm, the tradeoff in damage isn't worth hitting one extra guy.>Try to flank them
>>33421873>Lightning bolt (4 targets, closely packed)\>Stick close to me
>>33421873>Lightning bolt (4 targets, closely packed)>Try to flank them
>>33421873>Lightning storm>let's stick together.
>>33421875>the current king>legitimateLol nope.But there might be demon emperors nearby that I don't know about. Would you please help me investigate demons and evil empires?
>>33421901[All problems will be solved in T-minus 3 minutes]
>>33421873Bolt and stick close.
Bolt + closeroll 2d20 please
Rolled 14, 12 = 26>>33421917
Rolled 19, 10 = 29>>33421917They see me rolin'.They eight-in'.
Rolled 4, 18 = 22>>33421917
>>33421901Well it's your realm, so it's your job to see through deceptions of various demon kings. I'm sure you've given it adequate thought and not just picked one at random to side with.
>>33421946Okay. How do I spot demon kings?
>>33421967That's hard to say. They can be very crafty about not being found out. Sending agents out to incite violence and spread genocidal propaganda abroad is one of the indicators though. Being generally oppressive and genocidal at home is another one.Although, to be honest, regular kings tend to do this as well. I guess you'll have to use your own judgement.
>>33422020And in the event that it turns out we're not "oppressed peasants vs. Demon king", and are instead "smaller demon king vs. larger demon king", what should I do?Because my world has a pretty long history of conquerors, and I don't think any of them are truly good.
“Stick close to me” you say to Bokin, getting separated would be foolish. As the ogres come lumbering towards the two of you lightning stretches from your hands, blasting in to them (DE 15/23), lined up in this corridor they make the perfect targets. Your lightning rips through them, those struck are burned and twitch when they move, but still able to fight.By your side Bokin waits until they get close before unleashing a powerful attack, killing one of those your lightning struck.Fortunately for the two of you, in this partially collapsed corridor, they can only come at you 3 at a time, any more and they’d be tripping over each other. One attacks you, a clumsy swing you easily avoid. Two attack Bokin, and one hits, opening a deep wound in Bokins side (HP 10/26).Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (5 targets, closely packed)>Lightning bolt (3 targets, closely packed)>Halberd (+smite? +electricity?)>Heal Bokin (how much DE? Min. 4)>OtherBokin>Keep fighting>Drop back behind me>OtherBattlefield4 Ogres (slightly wounded)3 Ogres (badly wounded)
>>33422040Well that sucks. Best I can think of is try and survive, get by and do your own thing. Regular kings don't live forever, and even demon ones don't stay on material plane indefinitely. With time, every empire crumbles. The people, however, lives on.
>>33422073Bokin, get behind me and throw rubble.Lightningbolt the 3 targets
>>33422073>Lightning bolt (3 targets, closely packed)>Drop back behind me
>>33422073>Lightning Storm or Bolt>Drop back
Lightning bolt + drop back and throw rocksok, roll 2d20
Rolled 7, 11 = 18>>33422131
Rolled 4, 9 = 13>>33422131
Rolled 17, 18 = 35>>33422131
Rolled 14, 10 = 24>>33422131
>>33422077I get the feeling that when the current empire crumbles, the demons (if they are demons, and not just evil men) are going to profit from it somehow.I've seen some of their plans that got leaked - a worldwide treaty to remove Barons and Lords' abilities to respond to natural disasters and economic collapses, instead putting that power completely in the hands of the Kings.Roughly a century ago, we had a global disaster that was engineered for the benefit of the corrupt wealthy nobles.I know the empire will crumble. But I expect that this will be intentional. Ruins are cheaper to buy than castles, after all.
You decide to stick with what works and pour on the lightning power (DE 13/23), your power rips through the ogres like dry leaves. One of the ogres you’ve already hit falls, and two of those you hadn’t before are now badly burned. As the three ogres try to hit you with their blades, Bokin retreats and starts throwing chunks of rubble at them, distracting them.One of the ogres hits you, but a blow that would have split an ordinary person in half has little effect on you due to your enchanted armour and divine protections (HP 56/58).One of the three ogres next to you decides to head past you to attack Bokin.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (5 targets, closely packed)>Lightning bolt (3 targets, closely packed)>Halberd (+smite? +electricity?)>Heal Bokin (how much DE? Min. 4)>OtherIf you want to target the one trying to bypass you to attack Bokin, your ‘storm and ‘bolt will affect 2 fewer targets (3 and 1 respectively).Bokin>Keep throwing rocks>Engage that one ogre>Retreat further>OtherBattlefield2 Ogres (slightly wounded)4 Ogres (badly wounded)
>>33422269Keep pouring on the mad deeps.Bokin should engage the one ogre, and lightning bolt the 3 close packed targets.
>>33422269>Halberd>Engage the single ogreHope this doesn't deal a stupid amount of damage like that one attack did, if the ogre hits.Does Bokin have flat carryover damage from sustaining wound in his giant form, rather than percentage based?
>>33422269>Halberd Lets save some DE. I expect we'll need it later>Engage that one ogre
>>33422159Hmm... you make it seem like it's internal power struggle within one empire to bring it down and reform it, or perhaps a scheme to absorb one smaller, weaker empire into another, larger one. The point still stands though, empires crumble. All a common man can do, short of, in extreme cases, starting a rebellion, is to make best of his situation - and not fall prey to genocidal propaganda as you mentioned earlier.
>>33422331>Does Bokin have flat carryover damage from sustaining wound in his giant form, rather than percentage based?Percentage, Bokins HP in his smaller form is half his full size HP, wounds are proportionalHalberd+EngageRoll 2d20 please
Rolled 14, 9 = 23>>33422358
Rolled 7, 4 = 11>>33422358
>>33422269>Intercept the ogre trying to get around with a halberd.>Keep throwing rocks
Rolled 4, 8 = 12>>33422340Well I suppose if that's the best I can do in my situation then I've gotta do it, but stuff sure is shitty.>>33422358Horn of plenty, send me 20
Rolled 5, 10 = 15>>33422358Let's get dirty.
Rolled 5, 18 = 23>>33422368>>33422371>>33422381>>33422383Good rolls guys.
Rolled 16, 1 = 17>>33422408Don't worry, I'll save us
You retrieve your halberd from the sling off your back and swing at one of the wounded ogres nearby, killing it with a single stroke.Three ogres crowd around you, with your halberd out you easily pick off most of their attacks but 1 gets through, a powerful blow smashes into your side, you hardly feel it (HP 53/58)Bokin steps up to engage the ogre bypassing you and slashes at it with his greatsword but the ogre blocks his blow. The ogres return blow knocks Bokin to his knees, blood pouring from his mouth “Sireyi” he gurgles, “my angel, please help me...” (HP 1/26)Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (4 targets)>Lightning bolt (2 targets)>Halberd (+smite? +electricity?)>Heal Bokin (how much DE? Min. 4)>OtherIf you want to target the ogre standing over Bokin, your ‘storm will affect only 2 targets and your bolt only that one. If you go to help him with your Halberd, or with Healing, the ogres attacking you get bonuses to hit you as you turn your back on them.Bokin (close to death)>Keep fighting>Retreat >OtherBattlefield2 Ogres (slightly wounded)3 Ogres (badly wounded)
>>33422474>Heal Bokin (8)>RetreatDammit dice.
Rolled 17, 6 = 23>>33422474Heal Bodkin 8 and try to get him into a corner so he can be body blocked.
>>33422474>Heal Bokin (8)>RetreatGod dammit Bokin. You shit
>>33422493Oh, and the reason I'm not worried about the ogres attacking us is a combination of regen bracer for between battle heals and having more HP than Bokin has in his giant form on top of crazy-high AC.Siyeri's built like a tank with a tesla cannon on top of it.>>33422514He's basically first level and has a -2 due to youth.
Heal+retreat, no dice needed, writing
Rolled 14, 2 = 16>>33422552Fuck you have dice anyway.
Rolled 4, 6 = 10>>33422586>Bokin trips over some rubble and falls>-10 hp
Rolled 20, 9 = 29>>33422633>>33422586At least we're flushing the shit rolls out of the system
You rush over to Bokins side and pour your divine energies into him (DE 5/23, Bokin HP 16/26), hauling him to his feet you both retreat further down the corridor, you make sure Bokin stays ahead of you, blocking any Ogres that try to get by.The ogres follow you, hooting and growling and commenting on how you’ll taste in their cookpots, arguing over who will get to eat your wings.All of their attacks miss you fuck my dice, as they follow you, they bunch up again.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (5 targets)>Lightning bolt (3 targets)>Halberd>Heal Bokin >OtherRemember, you can burn extra DE over the minimum (2) required to use ‘storm and ‘bolt in order to up the damage.Bokin>Stay behind me>Return to the fight>OtherBattlefield2 Ogres (slightly wounded)3 Ogres (badly wounded)
Rolled 668>>33422651>Lightning Storm, burn 4 DE total (2 min, 2 to boost)>Stay behind meLet's not have him run into the place that is about to be lightning.LS +2 should off the badly wounded and badly wound the slightly wounded, who will be easy to finish off with our halberd.
>>33422651>Lightning storm (5 targets) 4 DE>Stay behind me
>>33422651I suggest that as soon as we leave this place Bokin gets the healing amulet. He gets hurt far more than we do and will require constant healing. For how he needs to stay back in all fights, we can solo groups of 12 Ogres if we don't need to take care of him.
>>33422673>2 away from 666I guess I'm not the demon king.>>33422680Bracer, it's a healing bracer.It might not fit around his arm.Maybe he could wear it as a ring?
>>33422651Halberd them away.That will show them for picking wings over breast meat.>stay behind
Rolled 11, 4 = 15>>33422651Storm the five, stay behind me.We're gonna need to recharge our Double Penetration after this.
>>33422698>Implying an angel's breasts are a more erogenous zone than their wings>>33422702It's not Divine Points, It's Divine Energy.Stop changing the acronym just to fit your lewd joke.
Storm + 4DE total it isroll 1d20
Rolled 13>>33422722I'm keen on eighteen.
You draw upon your remaining powers and catch all 5 ogres in an intense lightning storm, 3 of them die instantly, their charred corpses dropping to the ground, the other 2 take longer to die, falling to the ground and twitching as they try to climb to their feet or crawl away. When the storm ends, your powers almost exhausted, you see that they are all dead (DE 1/23).You certainly didn’t enjoy that, but it was them or you and Bokin.Your bracer will heal you in minutes, but you’ve exhausted your powers and Bokin still isn’t on full health. You have a tough decision to make.You could push onwards to the ogre chieftains chambers before the alarm is raised, and hope you can either bargain with him or defeat him. The two of you could hide in this vast fortress for a day or two to allow your powers to recharge and heal Bokin, but the ogres would discover their dead kin and be watching for you.They might even find your hiding place.You could retreat from the fortress altogether and return later. The ogres would be on guard but the chances of them coming after you and finding you would be very slim.>Press on, keep the advantage of surprise>Hide in the fortress>Leave the fortress
>>33422855>Hide in the fortressGoing into a boss fight without having full access to our powers?No thanks.
>>33422855I'd say Leave, and find a place to chill out elsewhere. We gotta recharge our Double Entendre.
>>33422855>Hide in the fortressIts simply too big of a risk. We'd probably wouldn't even need to use DE if Bokin wasn't with us
>>33422855>Hide in the fortress>Give the bracer to Bokin if possible
>>33422855Hide in the fortress for a day. Give the Bracelet to Bokin as soon as you Siyeri is healed.
>>33422926Giving the bracer to Bokin is possible, yes.You'd need a day to recover your divine energy anyways, the only downside is that it'd take another day to re-attune to Sireyi afterwards - if she wanted it back.
>>33422959Given that we have 58 hp at all times and an actual armor class, I don't think we'll need it as much.
>>33422959>>33422936>>33422926Personally I'd rather have Sireyi keep the bracer. With it we can go from battle to battle shielding Bokin every time. With Bokin using it, we'll still be guarding him, so he'll rarely get hit, but we will still be getting worn down.
You decide to hide in the fortress, you’ve passed a lot of good hiding places in your trip upwards. There’s a few of the dwarven-carved houses set straight into the rock that would make ideal hiding places. The ogres haven’t carved them all out to their own size, making it unlikely that they go there, and they’d be very defensible if you did get caught. It would be pretty cramped but safe.You find a suitable place after giving your bracer of healing to Bokin and the two of you settle down to rest.Roll 1d20 for encounters of the ogre kind
Rolled 11>>33423010It's not ogre yet.
Rolled 17>>33422990We took five damage, which we could heal easily with just 2(4) DE.Bokin almost died, and even after an 8 DE heal was only up to 16/26.We'll spend less DE healing ourself and having the bracer keep Bokin's HP up.>>33423010
>>33423026Or, we could just keep Bokin out of harms way and try and tank everything ourselves which heals a few minutes after the battle ends, and save our DE. Bokin almost died because he sucks compared to us and because of bad rolls.
>No encounter, it is ogre, you do not get shrekt in the nightA day later you are both fully healed and the pool of divine energy within you has been restored. Undiscovered in your dwarven house you both emerge cautiously, though you have to wriggle underneath Bokin and pull him out after he gets stuck in the doorway, much to his embarrassment.Bokin seems to want to say something about you saving his life, but this really isn’t the time, you tell him you’ll talk once you’re out of this place.Creeping through the fortress you make your way to the top, avoiding patrols as best you can.Eventually you come to a big set of double doors at the end of a corridor, they are unguarded, but look quite sturdy.You move quietly up to them and you can hear loud ogre voices from within, apparently someone in charge is displeased at his underlings for being ‘Tiny-bellied weaklings’>Keep listening>Open the doors quietly>Burst in
>>33423070They can just do the same thing they did last time. Which is for some of them to simply move past us while we already fight 6 of them. There is really no way for us to reliably block ogres in a large space.
>>33423093>>Keep listeningWhen the underling leave we can go in and kill the ogre leader and take the egg.
>>33423070Hey, guess what thing we were doing for most of the battle?Keeping them away.We simply can't be everywhere at once and not every fight will have a convenient bottleneck.>>33423093>Keep listeningPossible dissent in the ranks?
Rolled 20>>33423093>Keep listening>Bokin, watch my rear
>>33423093Is there enough room for Bokin to get Huge?In either case, let's listen in before we crash the party.
>>33423123There is out here, there might not be on the other side of the doors.
>>33423093>Keep listening>Have Bokin keep watch
>>33423114>Bokin, watch my rear"Why should I watch your rear, Sireyi?" he responds "What's it going to do?"Spoilers is non-canonListening at the door you hear a loud voice “By the Maw you test my temper!” it growls “you can’t even find a tiny band of intruders, you are useless, weak-bellied orc-spawn. Get out there and find them! If you don’t bring them back by this evening I swear by the All-Devouring One, one of you will end up in the cookpots!”You hear footsteps rushing towards the door.>Burst in, fight them in there>Wait out here to fight, there’s enough room for Bokin to get big>Hide (Hard), there’s not many places to hide here, but you might succeed.>Other
>>33423202>Hide (Hard), there’s not many places to hide here, but you might succeed.But do it in a way that >Wait out here to fight, there’s enough room for Bokin to get bigMight still be possible
Rolled 19>>33423202Run to lure them into a kill zone and dispatch them.
So hide, with a prep for ambush, ok, roll 2d20 for hiding
>>33423202Do >>33423226>>33423245You mean like the room we are currently in?Or do you want us to set up an ambush in an ideal location with our nonexistent resources, backup or planning time?Blindly running in hopes of finding an area that favors our abilities moreso than a big open room would just result in us getting caught between an ogre patrol and the ogres chasing us.
Rolled 5, 8 = 13>>33423293Roger that
Rolled 17, 8 = 25>>33423293
Rolled 6, 15 = 21>>33423293I expect to fail
Bokin and you crouch down behind a raise stone wall as four ogres in armour, and carrying finer weapons come trudging out of the double doors, grumbling to one another.As they pass by you one sniffs the air and growls “intruders...”Well, the jig is up, still, at least Bokin can fight properly here.You vault over the wall as the Ogres approach. The chieftain is still back in the other room, though he’ll probably come out once battle is joined.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (4 targets)>Lightning bolt (2 targets)>Halberd (+smite? +electricity?)>OtherSireyi is assumed to use her Halo, unless requested otherwiseBokin>Charge!>Stay by me>OtherBokin is assumed to go big unless players request otherwiseBattlefield4 Ogre Lieutenants
Rolled 7, 12 = 19>>33423478>Lightning storm 2+2 DE>Stay by meLet's make a strong opening move, LS w/4 DE killed slightly wounded ogres, and armor doesn't matter unless it's enchanted in this circumstance.Also not sending our ally into the lightning holocaust.
>>33423478Storm 6 the Ogres, and Bodkin should stay near Sireyi.
Rolled 18, 11 = 29>>33423478>Lightning storm (4 targets) 6 DE>Stay by me
Rolled 18, 7 = 25>>33423478u need dice?
Storm w/extra 4 DE + Bokin staying by you, roll 2d20 please
Rolled 9, 19 = 28>>33423555No, we aren't rolling yet.Me and Mathrian are just scrubs when it comes to turning off our dice.>>33423568
Rolled 13, 17 = 30>>33423568
>>33420115holy FUCK didn't even realise you were doing it today since you were saying something about doing it during weekends. Guess I gotta keep up with TWATTER
Rolled 8, 20 = 28>>33423568>Anonymous 07/15/14(Tue)09:37:38 No.33423504 ▶>Rolled 7, 12 = 19>>>33423478>>Lightning storm 2+2 DE>>Stay by me>Let's make a strong opening move, LS w/4 DE killed slightly wounded ogres, and armor doesn't matter unless it's enchanted in this circumstance.>Also not sending our ally into the lightning holocaust.
Rolled 2, 2 = 4>>33423568Rolling
>>33423595Or just pay attention when OP says next thread on tuesday at 12 PM BST at the end of the thread.
>>33423595Today, tomorrow, probably not thursday
>>33423608Wtf. I cleared the quick reply before I posted....
>>33423629;_; thanks, guess this will be my first miss of a pally of joy quest so far.Time to read FAST
>>33423655It's still thread one, and QM usually does two so you're probably in before the halfway point.
As the four ogres turn towards you, you bring down the thunder, arcs of electricity flashing between them (DE 17/23), they are thrown apart from one another by your attack, smoking and burned they nevertheless climb to their feet and start towards you.As they get close, Bokin, at his full size, cuts two of them down with a sweep of his greatsword.Of the two survivors, one misses you, the other hits you full force, not that it matters (HP 56/58).You hear a curse from the other room and the sound of pounding feet, looks like the chieftain will be here soon.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning storm (2 targets, may hit Bokin if targeting lieutenants)>Lightning bolt (2 targets)>Halberd>OtherWill you attack the remaining ogre lieutenants, or attack the chieftain as he comes through the door?Bokin>Keep fighting the lieutenants>Wait for the chieftain to arrive and attack himBattlefield2 Ogre Lieutenants (severely wounded)
Holy shit our DR is AWESOME
>>33423795>Halberd>Keep fightingSave our DE, these guys are already nearly dead and we've got a pretty amazing strength score now.I want to finish off the adds before the big boss gets into town, so Bokin should continue to fight.>>33423821Go look at our CS, look at how much DR we have, and then factor in we get further bonuses due to using a reach weapon enchanted for defense.
>>33423795>Halberd>Wait for the chieftain to arrive and attack himHave Bokin behind the door and hit him from behindAlso OH GOD OUR DR
>>33423795Halberd and smash down the 2 that remain. Keep retreat paths open. Never know when a fight might go south.
>>33423795Who has the regeneration amulet?>Bokin should keep near the back and have a wall at his back so they don't circle around him.>Sireyi should use the Halberd for now,the normal people are not worth DE and we might need it for
>>33423844>http://pastebin.com/tsAx3JGTWell we can tank it like a trooper for our Giant friend then ! we can also save the DE
You both go for meleeroll 2d20Bokin is currently wearing the bracer of healing
Rolled 4, 8 = 12>>33423928
Rolled 12, 17 = 29>>33423928SIREYI SMASH!
Rolled 4, 7 = 11>>33423928Hack and smash
Rolled 8, 2, 10, 11, 10, 15, 3, 19, 20, 7 = 105>>33423928All right, let's get the low rolls out of the system.
>>33423998>wasting a 20
>>33423928we have giant's str right?I don't understand why we can't just collapse the ceiling on the ogres
>>33424046I'm presuming we tank the fall damage or use wind shield to survive... because if not than I get a very good feeling we'd just get buried
>>33423947Great save, Mathrian.>>33423998>All average rolls except for a 20, a 19 and maybe the 15Good Job.>>33424016A twenty that was at the end of a huge train of mediocre rolls.>>33424046That's more Titan's Strength's thing.Giant's strength is just a huge boost to our strength score (+8), it doesn't let us do anything we couldn't do with a regular strength check.>>33424069We're under a mountain, we'd be dead or trapped forever.
>>33424081>multiple levelswe'd only have one level fall on top of us which I'm sure we can tank
>>33424190I've played dwarf fortress.Falling ceiling kills anything. Even the demans.
>>33424204We are not playing dwarf fortress, and I'm sure lethality of falling ceilings will go away in future versions regardless (if it hasn't already)
>>33424190Only one level? This idea actually sounds plausible now and not retarded
>>33424190We're on the top floor, it's just mountain for dozens or hundreds of feet above us.We would either die or the rocks would fall in such a way that we're trapped forever.Even if we somehow survive, the collapse would probably destroy the nearby egg we're here to retrieve, the only reason we're fighting the ogres in the first place.>>33424230Toady confirmed that ceilings are exactly as lethal as he wants 300 pounds of stone falling on someones head to be.
>>33424243See this is why I want Titans Endurance. As long as we survive shit we can carry on and get stronger.
The two of you engage the ogres in close combat, they don’t back down, but the two of you cut them down easily. Just as you do so the Ogre Chieftain comes barrelling out of the doorway and attacks you.He is noticeably larger than the others, perhaps 12ft tall, he is wearing massive chain and plate armour and is wielding a huge axe, ornate bracers decorated with gold cover his forearms.You can sense moderate evil emanating from the axe (magic, divine).His axe cleaves into your side and sends you flying across the hallway, your flight only arrested when you smack! into the wall (HP 42/58). You slide down the wall to the floor, take a moment to gather your wits and then climb to your feet.He turns to Bokin. “It’s been a while since I’ve killed a giant” he says, grinning and revealing a fang-filled maw. He holds the greataxe one handed and starts whirling it around his head in a threatening display.He pays you no attention, either he doesn’t think you’re a threat, or he believes he killed you with that attack. You could attack him whilst his back is turned, or try to divert his attention away from Bokin, but lose the element of surprise.Actions?Sireyi>Lightning bolt >Halberd (smite? lightning?)>Challenge him (optional, lose the bonus to hit from surprise, but you may distract him from Bokin)>OtherBokin>Kick his ass>Keep away from himBattlefieldOgre Chieftain
>>33424190I'm pretty sure we're too weak to bring down ceilings as our str is shit-tier.If it could work than I guess I could support since that'd be lolsy way to "ROCKS FALL EVERYOGRE DIES"
>>33424289>Halbert, with both smite and lightning>Bokin, stay away, this one is mine.
>>33424289>storm boosted halberd rush>Keep away from him
>>33424289>Halberd (smite?Yes lightning? Yes) Double power on both of them>Keep away from him
>>33424289> Halberd, lightning>Kick his ass
>>33424289>halberd charge him (use everything)>keep away from him
> inb4 4 dmg instead of 2why can't we just shitslap the chieftain?
>>33424286So did everyone else, but Giants Strength was higher priority.On top of that it doesn't keep us from asphyxiating due to oxygen loss.Even if it did, we'd run out of DE eventually.>>33424293>21 str>Tied for highest stat>shit tierStop living in the past, we got a new ability for strength.>>33424289>Halberd, Smite+Lightning>Keep awayPump 2 extra DE into smite and lightning, each.4 extra DE total.
>>33424381giant str OP
So it's Halberd, with all the side-dishes, roll 1d20 please
Rolled 11>>33424431Not as OP as giant's endurance.Gives us +30 HP and a +8 to constitution for the same cost as Giant's Strength.>>33424444
Rolled 7>>33424444letsa GO
Rolled 16>>33424444Smite and don't cleave! (we might hit friendlies)
Rolled 13>>33424444well we've failed this
>>33424467>>33424463>>33424460That's not as good as it could be.
>>33424460>>33424463>>33424467>>33424469>>33424477I... I just... I need a drink. On a related note who likes vodka?
Rolled 5>>33424491>>33424493We have the surprise advantage, since he expected us to die from that weak little blow.Not as good as it could be, but probably not bad either.
slight delay before next posting, bacon sammich time, 10 minute estimate
With a silent gesture you order Bokin to fall back, he retreats until his back is against the wall, the Ogre Chieftain stalking after him slowly, clearly wanting to savour the moment.Your halo blazing above your head and a corona of lightning wreathing your halberd you smash into him from behind, pouring both the power of your goddess and the power of the storms into the strike. Lighting crackles over his armour as a burst of divine power illuminates everything (DE 11/23). He stumbles forward with the force of your blow, though his own armour blunts some of the damage.He turns to you, hurt, but still capable of fighting “Still alive?” he says “What are you?”Actions?Sireyi>Lightning bolt >Halberd (smite? lightning?)>Dialogue response? (write-in)>OtherBokin>Join the fight>Keep away from himBattlefieldOgre Chieftain (wounded)
>>33424832>"I am your redemption">Redeeming Touch >Keep away from him
>>33424832>Halberd with Smite+2 and Electricity+2 again>Remain Silent>Maintain Distance
Rolled 6>>33424832>Halberd with both toppings>"Retribution.">Stay away
>>33424864If we are going to try and redeem him, we should wait until he's near-death or severely wounded, in case it fails.I don't want to risk a guy that can do 12 damage to *us* getting a free attack round.
>>33424864We could try redeeming touch, but he needs to be neutralized first.
>>33424832>I offer you one choice, throw away your weapon and bow or die>redeeming touch if he accepts, if not than fuc him up with halberd both toppings>stay away
>>33424904>>33424918Good point. I'll second this then >>33424925Best of both worlds
>>33424832Offer him a chance to surrender (which he will obviously not accept)Follow up with halberd max power this way we can at least say we "tried">keep away
Request surrender the smack if notBokin disobeys!!!!Bokin attacksroll 3d20, first is fellowship, second+third is attacks - only used if first fails
Rolled 15, 17, 13 = 45>>33425048sigh damn trash
Rolled 18, 18, 5 = 41>>33425048lets try again if we can disable him
Rolled 1, 14, 16 = 31>>33425048Rolling
Rolled 7, 12, 14 = 33>>33425048gods damnit BOKIN-raging intensifies-
>>33425066>Say you'll offer one chance for redemption>Actually offer like sixHow about no?
>>33425092We're not paladins of Honig, we can give an extra chance after applying the special touch.>Laxatives fapemeI'm not sure what captcha has in mind though
>>33425048fail please, this quest has been great so far for my "murderhobo" needs but letting this faggit live...
>>33425092Actually we requested surrender. And besides, its a bit different to just randomly tell some evil dude to be redeemed and hitting them with redeeming touch
>>33425167If he declines this surrender request than I'm voting killing him. Or interrogating him before using him as a bargaining chip with the dragon.
>>33425138>>33425167>Paladin of Konig>Offering RedemptiontopkekAlso it's Konig, spelling it Honig makes you look like an idiot or a newfag.But anyways, I didn't say we wouldn't redeem him, I meant that if we don't beat the fellowship DC on an 18, we're just giving him openings with further attempts.We'll still try and redeem him, just not by asking politely for him to surrender.Beat him into unconsciousness/near-death and then redeeming touch him.
>>33425144I'm going to have to agree, if he doesn't surrender than hes deadno mercy, no redeeming touch bs, death
>>33425204Potatoes, totatoes. My point is that once he's defeated we can safely give him an extra chance. No need to go full autism on your fellow posters.
>>33425204Beating him would make it even harder to succeed. We'd be pigeon-holing ourselves into being an enemy. Saying these things then doing it is the point. We are weakening ourselves do the ogre can be strong.
>>33425201I'll agree with the bargaining chip thingy magingy only because I know in my heart that he'll probs get eaten by the dragon so it fills my need for him to get killed
“I offer you one choice, throw away your weapon and bow or die” you say. He grins a toothy grin and says “To live is to fight” and advances towards you, axe held high. Well, you tried.You swoop towards him, halberd ready. He stays where he is, ready to meet you. The two of you strike simultaneously. Your lightning and holy power clash with a burst of dark energy he releases from his axe.You fly backwards across the hall again, agony briefly twisting your limbs before it fades (HP 21/58). As you pick yourself up off the floor a second time, you see him in the distance, walking slowly towards you, as Bokin looms behind him, bringing his greatsword down in a single blow, your young giant friend smashes the massive ogre to the floor. In the silence that follows you hear Bokin say “Don’t you hurt her, she’s my friend.”The ogre doesn’t respond, he’s dead.Bokin rushes over to you a look of concern on his face “Sireyi, Sireyi are you ok? Sorry I disobeyed but he was going to hurt you.” He seems to be seeking reassurance.>Thanks Bokin, but next time, please follow orders>Thanks for the assist Bokin>Don’t disobey orders in battle Bokin!>OtherWith the ogres defeated you have a chance to search the ogre chieftains quarters. A quick inspection shows that the regular ogres have nothing of value on them, but the Ogre chieftain has the axe that radiates evil magic, and those ornate bracers.You don’t think of yourself as thief, but that axe is dangerous and should be destroyed. Although you have plenty of gold on you, your letters of authority from the church mean nothing here. Funds could be hard to come by, and those bracers look valuable.>Take nothing>Take Axe (it’s too big for you, Bokin will be carrying it)>Take Bracers>Take Both
>>33425278agreed, we gave him chance to surrender, if he doesn't take it than we tie him up, get whatever gold and shit he has and than send him to the dragon. I mean the guy cut off the dragon's wings, must be worth something to the dragon right?
>>33425340>Take bracers>Destroy the axe with smite
>>33425340>Thanks for the assist Bokin>Take BothAlways take the loot. However it may be cursed. Keep an eye on Bokin, in fact it may be best if he doesn't wield it.
>>33425340>Thanks for the assist BokinHe helped. Least you could do is thank him. We can talk to him later on about obeying orders in battle>Take Bracers>and try to destroy the axe hereIf you can't just leave it. I don't want Bokin to hold it.
>>33425340>Thanks Bokin, but next time, please follow ordersMIDDLE approach, best approach>Take Bracers
>>33425347Actually, I wish together working had been used (we essentially said give up everything you are or die), but it probably wouldn't have made much of a difference.
>>33425340>Thanks, Bokin, but next time please follow orders>Take both (the axe for safe destruction of course)
>>33425340>Thanks Bokin, but next time, please follow orders>Take BracersUse most of remaining DE to smite the axe and destroy evil
>>33425340>detect evil the axefollowed by>Redeeming touch the axeand yes I'm serious, even if its not possible, try it anyways
>>33425340detect fucking evil on the bracers. I will not be trolled if it has evul magic which is somehow getting masked due to overwhelming evil of the axe
>>33425477>>33425340Huh... thats an interesting idea. Pally, do we have any idea what would happen if we tried Redeeming touch on the axe?
>>33425502forgot everything else>Thanks Bokin, but next time, please follow orders>Take Bracers only if nothing is detected from detect evil>Destroy axe somehow
>>33425340>Thanks for the assist BokinWe were going to due and he waited ttyl that moment. He did well.>Take Bracers, smite axe.
>>33425506>Redeeming Touch 1: You touch the target creature and flood their mind and soul with positive energy, showing them all the harm, all the pain and suffering they’ve caused others in their life.For some reason, I doubt that'll work on a non-sentient piece of metal that just happens to have enchantments from an evil god or demon on it.
>>33425502Bracers not evil>>33425506You've no idea what would happen if you tried to Redeem an evil magic itemSmite wins however, roll 1d20
>>33425530Try it anyways, fuck the established methods. We're a fucking half-angel that brings about change whereverw we go
Rolled 8>>33425530>Implying sentient items do not exist>>33425540rolling
>>33425523>ttylGod dammit phone
>>33425547>implying this backwater ogre chieftain has a sentient item>Implying a sentient item powered by the Devourer or whoever the ogre worships wouldn't be destroyed for trying to redeem itself
Rolled 5>>33425540Okay if smite fails than lets try redeeming touch afterwardsI just voted smite since it seemed to be the only way to get rid of the evil in the axe. If redeeming has a chance than do et
>>33425566>thinking a item can't go against its creatorbich you do not watch enough stuff
>>33425583I'm okay with this.inb4 redeeming actually (due to triple 20) somehow works and we pioneer a new technique
>>33425566>implying the lair of what was once the most powerful dragon in this world is "backwater">Implying its not possible for the magic to permanently place inside the item.>Implying we lose anything from experimentation
You bring your Halberd down on the Axe hard, forcing your divine power into it (DE drops from 5/23 to 3/23), when the burst of light fades you see....that the axe is unharmed. Hmm, maybe you can try again later once you’ve recovered some of your strength.As you remove the bracers from the ogre chieftain they shrink as you hold them in your hands, becoming the right size for you to wear, huh, they must be magical.>Put them on>Put them in your bag, you’ll figure them out laterYou cautiously explore the suite of rooms that make up the ogre chieftains home. Fortunately it is deserted. Your start searching for the black dragon egg.Roll 1d20+5 (Int roll w/Investigator mod, +2 for Bokin’s help) to search for the egg.
Rolled 15 + 5>>33425647>Put them in your bag, you’ll figure them out laterNever wear unidentified gear.Never.
>>33425647put them onlet's see what they do
Almost forgot"Thank you for the assist" you say to Bokin, he breaks into a grin, clearly happy at your praise.
Rolled 5 + 5>>33425647put them on, might as well
Rolled 6 + 5>>33425647>Put them in your bag, you’ll figure them out laterI remember once when I put on a sweet crown I found on a skeleton. It was the dunce crown. Idestructable and it fused with my skull and cut my int in half. Got it off though. Totally worth it
Rolled 10>>33425647>Put them in your bag, you’ll figure them out later
>>33425667Thus, be cautious.
Rolled 4 + 5>>33425684Have you ever heard of the HEAD of vecna?
You put the bracers in your bag, you’ll figure them out later.The two of you search the rooms from top to bottom. You find an impressive collection of trophies from foes the Ogre chief has killed, all sorts of ogre-sized weapons, and even a large stash of gold, enough to maybe double the funds you already have. You’re definitely taking that. But no egg.You can keep searching, but someone may come to see the chieftain. Or you could go back to Brearax and tell him you couldn’t find the egg.>Keep Searching>Leave
>>33425715>Keep SearchingIt's the entire reason we even bothered with that fight.More searching will only cost us a bit of time and possibly save us from more trips up that damn staircase.
Rolled 20 + 5>>33425715keep searching
>>33425715>searching for the search searchMight want to widen our search radius
>>33425737fuck YE- oh wait...fml
>>33425715>Keep Searching>>33425702just did. I'm giggling like a madman
>>33425715>Keep searchingwe came all this way for a reason.
Ok, roll 2d20, first roll is for searching, second is for the other thing.
Rolled 9, 16 = 25>>33425772>other thingsWhy.
Rolled 16, 7 = 23>>33425772Ogre pls stay away.
Rolled 11, 18 = 29>>33425772fml wasted my 20
Rolled 6, 10 = 16>>33425772>rolling for reasonswe scared nao
Rolled 7, 19 = 26>>33425772
Eventually you find the egg, hidden in a secret compartment in the floor, right under the ogre chieftains vast bed.By the gods it’s filthy under that bed.The egg is well, egg-shaped, black in colour and slightly bigger than your head. You return to Brearax to give him the good news.Your trip back down is uneventful, the only patrols you encounter are all loud enough to easily avoid.“Ah you’ve returned” says Brearax, lifting himself up with his ruined front limbs “Excellent, good, yes, put the egg here” he indicates a shallow depression in the floor.As you lay the egg down he coughs several times and then spews forth a gout of black acid all over the egg, you jump back to avoid getting spattered “Eww, nasty” comments Bokin.“There” says Brearax “That’ll hatch it in a few moments, we black dragons can’t hatch without a bit of acid to soften the shell. Now do you have the bowl?”“Er, what bowl?” you reply, he said nothing about a bowl.“The bowl to put your blood in” he says impatiently.“You said nothing about me bleeding” you counter.“I didn’t” he says, confused “No, I suppose we didn’t get to that bit yet. You have a bowl for the familiar ritual I hope?”>Well I have a cup in my backpack...>Familiar ritual?>Why am I bleeding again?>I have some magic items you could identify...
>>33425772So lets say for example we cut off the head of the ogre chief or whatever (pretend we succeed the roll for Ooc if its Ooc). Would the dragon recognise the head and would have killing the chief responsible for taking out the dragon's wings be a good enough bargaining chip?
>>33425778>>33425786Stop chatting when you roll, it doesn't count.
>>33425837>Well I have a cup in my backpack...>Familiar ritual?Dragon familiar, fuck yes.
>>33425837DRAGON FAMILIAR GET, YUS YUS YUS>Well I have a cup in my backpack..>I have some magic items you could identify...
>>33425837>Familiar ritual?>Why am I bleeding again?>Well I have a cup in my backpack...>I have some magic items you could identify...I'm so fucking hype for this! Lets hope it goes well
>>33425845It's probably put us in danger of failing our Code, but...maybe?
>>33425837DRAGON FUCKING FAMILIARWe targ nao>Well I have a cup in my backpack...
>>33425845Possibly, but he cares more about the egg than the chief
>>33425837>Well I have a cup in my backpack...>Familiar ritual?
>>33425837triple 1 here we go.
>>33425837>all this hypeinb4 we get trolled
>>33425885>Haughty and prideful black dragon>Letting lesser beings have last offspring as a familiar
>>33425939It's not his offspring, it's his great times like 47 grandkid.He's also insane, so there's that.
>>33425939>he has a choicetotally bro, his choices are either swallow his pride (which has mellowed out over the years) or get your kid the only ticket outta here
“Well I have a cup in my backpack...” you start, before realising what he just said “wait, familiar ritual?”“The deal is this” he says, trying to wink at you with a ruined eyesocket “I will awaken your powers of sorcery, and give such power as I have left, and you will take the little dragonling as a familiar.”“And why am I bleeding again?” you ask“The familiar ritual involves my blood mixing with yours, and both you and the hatchling drink the mixture, and then you have a familiar of course” he says “Normally such a bond is celebrated with feasts and presents, but as long as you don’t tell the little tyke when he grows up, he’ll be none the wiser.”Hmmm “I have some magic items I need you to identify” you say, wondering if he’ll agree to it to sweeten the deal “Yes yes, of course” he says impatiently “will you take the little one as a familiar or not?”>I didn’t agree to this>How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents
>>33425847What are you talking about?
>>33425977>thanks alot, I'll take care of him>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>This'll get me home right?
>>33425977>I didn’t agree to this (this is more of a hey, you really should have said something first statement, not a refusal)>How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents
>>33425837>You really should explain what you are talking about. What do you want me to have, to do and why?
>>33425977>"Not going to complain here">How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents
>>33425977>How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents
>>33425977>I haven't agreed to this yet>How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents
>>33425977>What does it entail to have the young one as a familiar?>I'm assuming it is an honor. The dragon may be a war criminal, but I'll take good care of the whelp.
>>33425977>I agree to this>How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents
>>33426050>the dragon may be a war criminalshould not be in the greentext, I messed up.
>>33425977Remind me again why you're doing this? The whole motivation thing is lost on meAlso, you might wish to explain the whole familiar process from start to end>How will this help me get home>Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?>What side-effects will this have>Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendentsafter all questions + explanationI accept
>Why not the hatchlingsGuys how much blood do you think a newborn has?Furthermore, drinking evil dragon blood.
“I didn’t agree to this” you say indignantly, he could at least have explained things to you first.Brearax laughs “No” he chortles “you didn’t, but you’ll do it anyway, it’s the price I demand for helping you.”“How will this help me get home” you say, this being the key issue after all.“As for how this will help you” he says, “divine magic cannot breach the barrier, and any sorcerer with the power to break it either works for the demons, or is a dragon in his prime who will demand a much higher price for their help, so you only have yourself to rely on.”“You” he says, pointing at you with a bleeding digit “Will break the barrier once your powers grow strong enough, and when you learn the right spell, I’m just going to wake up your own powers and give you a little boost.”“Why your blood, why not the hatchlings?” you ask, more out of curiosity than anything else.“We’ll be using my blood” he says “Because you need my powers, and because I can act as a stand-in for the hatchling, without you having to cut him as soon as he hatches, what a way to enter the world.”“What side-effects will this have?” you ask, you’re not sure you want to grow a tail.“Side-effects, eh” he says “Nothing bad, my powers aren’t strong enough to make you into a dragon, though you’d look good in scales I’m sure. The blood will just help tie it all together.”“Why do you trust me with one of your own...descendents?” you ask finally, recalling the legendary pride of dragons.“Trust? Trust!” he says “Who says I trust you?!”He leans down until his head is next to you, on the floor “Let me tell you something that idiot wizards usually find out the hard way.”1/2
>>33425977accept, fuck the possible corruption.if QM is going to bait us than we're going to bite it. fuck thinking this though, chance at dragon familiar more important
>>33426153“A dragon hatchling familiar is all curiosity and trust, a familiar bond with one will...link your minds together, he’ll feel what you feel, and vice versa, mistreating him will hurt you. Wizards are too focused on the fact that having one as a familiar gives them access to certain draconic magics. They never think about what happens when they grow up.”“A hatchlings mind is without any willpower, but as he grows and gets older, the link will remain, and his mind will be stronger, maybe stronger than yours. I know your kind lives a long time angel-blood. I....haha...I...trust....that you’ll treat him well because one day who can say who is the master, and who is the familiar?”>Alright, if that is your price>No, I won’t do it2/2All votes in new thread please>>33426177
>>33426159You are either sarcastic, in which case you should add a /s at the end, or cancer.There's no chance of corruption, the QM flat-out stated that this quest had no trap options.Island of Storms and Dark Sister do, though, so we should be more careful there.