Slowly, you crawl back up.Your head feels like someone just cracked it open with an axe and stuffed it full of dirt and stones and dry leaves. You prop yourself up against a rough metallic wall, alone in the dark bowels of the Titan.You start to feel like vomiting. You probably would, if you weren't on an empty stomach right now.You realize you lost all sense of time. Your instinct tells you that outside, on the surface, it must be late afternoon, but a full day night have passed, or even more, for all you know. It wouldn't surprise you.With a deep sigh, breathing slowly, you try and shake the dust and soot off you once more, and look around.The Flame that Marched Against the Sea. A Directional Titan. One of the mightiest weapons of the First Age. An invincible fortress, bristling with weapons and wonders of magical technology.Hidden right under Tianna. You feel your stomach knotting up again. So this is what the Abyssals want. Maybe even the Lintha know? why didn't Amata tell you anything?Well, you know the answer to that question, at least.And those visions... Yourself from another time? No, not yourself - you instantly throw that thought away. Just memories from someone else. The worst thing is that all you've seen, all you know about that time comes from her point of view, so you cannot help but empathize with her, regardless of how little you want to.>I don't want to think about it. Let's get back to the surface.>I don't want to think about it. Let's check that main essence reactor... the heart of this thing.>I don't want to think about it. There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.>I need to think about the past.>I need to think about the present.>I need to think about the future.>[Other?]
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. She was in the western city of Tianna as a guest of queen Amata, an old friend. Abyssals are targeting the city for conquest, Lintha pirates have infiltrated it with spies and agents, and the Realm is probably planning to get rid of you. But things are also looking up. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, have a powerful Manse under construction, and are unifying Tianna in a great nation under your overwhelming charisma.You just discovered the reason everyone seems to be so interested in Tianna: an enormous magical fortress lies buried underground, a relic of the First Age with enough firepower to destroy anything...>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35382873>>I don't want to think about it. Let's check that main essence reactor... the heart of this thing.>>I need to think about the present.
>>35382873>I don't want to think about it. Let's check that main essence reactor... the heart of this thing.>I need to think about the present.>I need to think about Tia
>>35382873>>I don't want to think about it. Let's check that main essence reactor... the heart of this thing.>I need to think about the present.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35382911derp, forgot mah dice
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35382873>I don't want to think about it. Let's check that main essence reactor... the heart of this thing.>I need to think about the past.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35382873>There should be an or twelve armory aboard this ship. Lets see if there is anything left we can use.Hoping for artifact weapons left behind in the confusion. With an exploding reactor they shouldn't have had time to strip it clean, especially the DB and mortal armories.
>>35382873>I don't want to think about it. Let's check that main essence reactor... the heart of this thing.>I need to think about the present.>I need to think about the future.>I need to think about the past.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35382897
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35382873>I need to think about the present.>I need to think about the future.Like UCS said, her sins aren't our sins, we aren't responsible for what she did, but we can learn from her
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35382927I have some trouble remembering this system
>>35382926makes sense, supporting.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35382926I'm up for this after we've checked the reactor
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35382873>>I need to think about the present.>>I need to think about the future.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35382873Seconding >>35382911 & >>35382926
>>35382955The system is "why the hell do i even bother giving you multiple choices if you people choose all of them?"Seriously, maybe two combined choices can be worked in, but what do you expect me to do if everyone started voting like this?
>>35382873>>35382897Man, we thought we were hot shit in stats before the flashback.After seeing Maka's previous iteration, we look pretty pissweak.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35382988>Maka's previous iterationNot Maka's, her Exalt's, entirely different person.
>>35382994That's what I meant, technicalities of wording be damned.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35382995He can't improvise you voting to be schizophrenic anon.Vote sensibly or not at all.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35382873Check the essence reactor, see if you can get a basic understanding of the structure for the location of major arterial passages>>35382979Caught up the archives after reading the first recap, always wanted to play exalted but noplayerslel. Just saying the recaps were appreciated
>>35382979Alright, changing my vote here>>35382927 to>Let's check that main essence reactor>I need to think about the future
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35382873>I need to think about the past.>I need to think about the present.We can explore after we've sorted through our insanityGlad to be back as Maka, I've missed her
You trace hesitant steps along the dark corridor, towards the pulsating heart of this enormous machine once more.It's a vast, circular room, or better: cylindrical. The roof is so tall that it gets lost in the darkness above you, the vague, weak blinking lights lining the walls merging with one another as the distance increases.The room is built around a machine, a pillar going through the entire room from roof to pavement. It looks delicate, complex, and powerful. Stairs and ladders and ramps crawl all the way up and down, making every corner of the pillar accessible for operators and crewmen to tend to it. The thick layer of dust over everything remonds you that they're all long gone.The pillar is alive. You can feel it channelling a flow of power through its tubes, pipes, wires, circuits, like an enormous heart pumping blood. A weak buzzing noise fills the air, the sign of some machinery still functioning after all this time.You're not sure how, but you realize that this thing can still fly.It will need repairs, a crew, someone who knows what he's doing. But it can take off. It's old and most systems seem shut down or deactivated, but structural damage is minimal. at least, from what you can see.You remember some things. Procedures. Commands. Data.The fortress should have a guardian god. A spirit of some kind. Who knows if he's still alive, or sane.You glance at the knobs and levers and wires covering the walls. Everything is still all set up to be...(cont.)
A panel has been removed. A long time ago. It's still lying there, open. Inside, you see a pipe glowing a right blue. The main essence valve.The entire machine siphons ambient Essence and pushes it through an array of conduits going all over the ship, but that's from where everything starts. It's the aorta, so to speak.There's a lot of smaller wires and pipes and knobs and buttons there, but you focus on what you remember. the most important things. A red wire, thick as your index finger, is plugged in a socket in the valve. Next to it, a black flip-switch is locked by a mechanical safety. Both have labels in Old Realm you can't translate, but you know what they will do.That wire is a feedback cycle that lets the valve power itself. You unplug it, the valve stops, Essence starts building up inside the reactor. All other safety mechanisms have already been turned off. In about one hour, the reactor overloads and explodes. You have no idea of how big a crater it would make, but you guess it would be pretty big.The switch is an emergency discharge system. You undo the safety, flip it, all the Essence gets vented out harmlessly. The reactor powers down completely With the way things are here, it would take months, maybe years for anyone to power it back up to nominal levels.Your hands hover on the glowing essence pump...>Leave everything like this.>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.>Unplug the feedback cycle, start Essence buildup.>Flip the switch, vent all the Essence from the reactor.
>>35383249>Flip the switch, vent all the Essence from the reactor.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35383249>>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383249>>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.
>>35383249>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.No explodey please
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35383249>>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35383249>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.
>>35383249>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.Don't let it show signs of tampering. We'll discuss this with Amata later.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383249>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.
>>35383249>>Put all safeties back on, close the panel and bolt it back shut the way it was originally.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383290I wonder if she can even walk about the Titan with people, I wonder what kind of Oath she tookCould it have been Sidereal shenanigans?
So someone was in the Titan tampering with it?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35383329It happened last thread, someone in the First Age set the Reactor to blow and not!Maka ran down to stop it
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35383329Happened last thread, the sidereal we met in the reactor room was setting it to blow when we stopped them.Man the feels of that last scene hit hard
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35383376It was pretty great and now we know why Tia is so crazy about us
>>35383358Someone else did it, Not!Maka was killed by her lunar butler before she could fix things.>>35383249>Put all safeties back onVenting the essence would completely solve the abyssal problem, at least for a few years. But we will want to fly this thing to recover Gem with.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35383393We need to cuddle the shit out of her ASAP.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35383395She didn't stop herself but she was going down there to try
>>35383395>Venting the essence would completely solve the abyssal problem, at least for a few years. But we will want to fly this thing to recover Gem with.Well, we'll need a few years to figure out how to extract it without messing up our island.
Your hands don't hesitate. Slowly but deliberately, you flip all the multiple redundant safety mechanisms back on.You give one last look at the seemingly innocuous red wire, shivering at the thought that something so small could obliterate Tianna and everyone on it, before screwing the panel back on and closing everything.The entire procedure is fairly long, and more time passes. About three hours, you guess. You work slowly to be sure of what you're doing, and take your time for every action. Better safe than sorry. It's a never-wracking experience, but in the end you feel satisfied by knowing that you have, in a way, started repairing at least some of the damage that was done so long ago.What next?>I need to think about the past.>I need to think about the present.>I need to think about the future.>I don't want to think about it. Let's get back to the surface.>I don't want to think about it. There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.
I don't think Amata planned for our Exaltation being so familiar with the Titan...
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35383431>I need to think about the future.Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383431>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35383431>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383431>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.We can think about all that other stuff when we've got Amata and Tia in our arms.
>>35383444Why don't we want to think about it?
>>35383431>think about the future
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383431>>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35383431>>I need to think about the present.>>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35383431Seconding >>35383437
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383431>>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.We can talk about what we saw when were back with our wives
Yay, caught the thread. Wonder how Maka will deal with knowing that Tia being crazy is the fault of her past Exaltation? Also, she needs to go rob the first age shoe store
Okay, wait, you guys don't want to think without our waifus? Its just thinking
>>35383431>I don't want to think about it. Let's see if I can find something I can use around here, an armory or something.Shoes? Shoes.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35383468>our wivesYou mean wife and husband.
>>35383480>Wonder how Maka will deal with knowing that Tia being crazy is the fault of her past Exaltation?In what way? Not!Maka obviouslt didn't mindfuck Not!Tia, otherwise Not!Tia wouldn't have been able to kill Not!Maka
>>35383506I think he meant crazy another way, maybe crazy with grief
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383487With love and affection
>>35383506Maybe anon meant "crazily attached to Maka because NoT!Tia spend decades away from Not!Maka in bad terms"
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383487We can think about it, but I'd rather actually discuss it with them.
>>35383480You haven't taken into account that Tia fled from Ma Ha Suchi. If Tia is a little nutty, he's probably the reason why.
>>35383487I think Anon is feeling pressed for time? I kinda am, though I want for Maka to think and reflect. Character development, damnit!
>>35383546I think it might be more that Anon's want to move the plot forward after such a long hiatus.
>>35383546I want to make sure there is nothing in the Titan that can fuck us over if left unattended.I wonder what happened to the concubines.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383546I want to too, but it seems like everyone wants to explore the Titan first so I can at least wait until we're back with Amata to talk about it
>>35383586Well, we DO have a war comming up. Artifact weapons and 1st Age military equipment are rather important.
You being to wander the dark corridors of the ancient fortress, carried around by little scraps of memories surfacing.Sometimes, a door, a turn or bend in the passage, a jutting pipe, details like those cause a strange feeling of familiarity, of recollection.On the other hand, you're not 100% sure you WANT to remember too much.Looking around, you notice that there are some tracks in the dust. Not too recent, since most of them have a smaller layer of dust on them already. But neither too old. It's easy enough to figure out: Amata and Irene scoured the fortress and gathered up everything they could find for the defense of Tianna.That explains why Tianna has so many complex, essence-discharge weapons compared to their regular artifacts. A sword or a suit of armor are easier to loot and use than a fixed-emblacement Concussive Essence Cannon bolted to the ground, so those got looted a long time ago. Perhaps even at the end of the First Age?All that was left was the stuff that was harder to move, harder to use.Mental + Twilight = 8 7 3 7 = 4 successesYou stop and think about it. No sense in just searching randomly. Irene probably scoured this place clean, as far as she could. Is there any place she couldn't reach that you might be able to? If the Titan's god was awake, you could ask him. But you're not seeing anything that makes you think he would answer if you called him. Besides, he would've already showed up if he were awake.But you remember there being a high-security weapon locker specifically for Celestial Exalted. For the use of both those assigned to the Titan, and any guests who wanted to use it.(cont.)
Question on thread 46 order of events. Past Maka's Sidereal Vizier was setting things up to take her out, but was killed by a second unidentified Sidereal. Past Lunar mate was also present and got stuck with putting Past Maka down. Essence venting from the reactor then killed everyone onboard, sending it crashing into the sea/islands below. Is that accurate, or did I miss something?Regarding the volcano, what actually is that vent melting the rock? A flight thruster? Essence bleed vent? Essence gathering thing?
You have no idea if the security systems will recognize you as your past incanration or as a completely different person. You don't even know if they're active. But you remember there being traps and defensive systems, although the details refuse to come to your mind.Besides, someone else might have already cleaned that up at the end of the First Age for all you know.And in any case you're still pretty wounded and hardly in your best physical and mental shape.You could make plans to come here later, when you're in better condition.Or you could try now. Who knows what the future holds? You might not have another chance.>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.>I'll try some other time. For now, i need to stop a moment and do some thinking. [About?]>I'll try some other time. Let's get back to the surface.>I'll try some other time. There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35383630>>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
>>35383630>>I'll try some other time. Let's get back to the surface.
>>35383630>I'll try some other time. Let's get back to the surface.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35383630>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35383630>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383630>>I'll try some other time. Let's get back to the surface.Let's get some rest before we try we are down to 2 Health now
>>35383630>think about the pastMight give some hints too.
>>35383630>>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
>>35383618Your Lunar mate killed Sid #1. All that Sid #2 did was bring him here. You assume he's the one who restarted the Essence pump and prevented the Titan from blowing up after your death.You have no idea what killed everyone onboard, if anything. The essence vents are still intact, so there's no way venting essence would have hurt anyone. It's designed to be a safe procedure.Your memories end, of course, when your previous incarnation died. You have no idea what happened afterwards.The vent under the volcano is the main Essence bleed vent.
>>35383630>>I'll try some other time. There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.Let's finish exploring
>>35383618Then you have the mystery of why Dancing Smoke is unable to perceive all this. Not to mention Amata's involvement and the father of her son.>>35383436But what if Past!Maka's memories were left intact for a reason? Such as repairing the Directional Titan? If so, what the hell warrants repairing this thing?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383630>>I'll try some other time. Let's get back to the surface.We can come back later. We know about it now.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35383630>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35383630Excited to see Maka back in action.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383675Making sure it doesn't get used by someone else, probably.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35383630>>I'll try some other time. There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.
>>35383681As an addition to this, since we have full essence I vote for activating any charms that may be useful once we start encountering resistance, such as our soak charm
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35383630>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.First age solar weaponry?Yes.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35383705Yeah if trying to get to the locker wins I vote to activate IKB
>>35383630>>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
>>35383705+1 to this
>>35383665Ah, so Lunar mate killed Sid #1. I thought Sid #2 did that just to be a dick. Thanks for the clarification
Wasn't this thread the one we needed to talk about how to spend our XPs?
>>35383735We always do that at the end, unless we encounter a situation where a new charm would REALLY come in handy
Judging by the name Sid, I'm guessing the pronunciation of Sidereal is sid-ear-ial, not side-real?
Going back out now is a terrible idea. Not only we need to act while the memories are fresh, we probably won't have a chance to explore it again with calm; abyssals, lintha and our hutler is missing.
>>35383739It's a real word just like Solar and Lunar, you can look up the pronunciationsīˈdirēəl
>>35383630>I'll try now. Let's hope I'm lucky.
>Try and hope
Rolled 8 (1d10)Do we have enough dice?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383846I'm not bothering with dice if dice can't be bothered to stay on.
>>35383846Probably. We could use more people voting to activate our soak charm though >>35383705
>>35383859What does soak charm do?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35383891Reduces damage we take by one for a sceneAll the Charms and descriptions are here:>>35382897
>>35383891Whenever we take damage it reduces it be one.We only have 2 HP out of our 5 left
it's not an easy decision. You're still wounded, after all. Who knows what you might find to bar your way.But then, it's also true that this might be your only chance. You feel confident in the knowledge that you have your full complement of Essence, at least.Walking down half.-remembered paths, you wander through the military section of the Titan. You go past barracks, armories, training rooms, briefing rooms. All empty and desolate.Finally, you reach a door. A solid bronze door covered in Old Realm lettering, thick and sturdy, designed to open and slide sideways into the walls when the sensor above it confirms the identity of whoever stands in front of it.And it's not opening, so you're either not recognized or the sensor is not working. Or did you also need to say a password? Or was the password for something else? Confused memories crowd your brain...>Try and tamper with the sensor>Try and remember the password>[Ten Ox Meditation] Break the door down>[Other?]
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383906>>Try and remember the passwordLet's not go breaking down things if we can, especially not high-security room doors
>>35383906>Try and remember the passwordYeah, if an opening essence power is enough to take it out, it would have been looted long ago.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383906>[other?]Activate Charms. Let your anima flare.
>>35383906>Try and remember the passwordFailing that>>35383919Flaring is also a good idea.
>>35383906>Turn your caste mark onIf it's desigend for celestials, then it should react to a celestial's anima/caste mark
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35383906>>Try and remember the password
>>35383906>Try and remember the passwordIf your can't try >>35383919
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35383919We can flare our castemark and anima without actually having to spend essence, that said we should totally try that too
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35383906Gonna get onto this, too:>Try and remember the passwordand then >>35383919
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35383938Fucking dice not staying on
Holy crap, this dice. Is this the first time Maka succeeds so well at rolling a mental check?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35383906>Turn your caste mark on
>>35383916>>35383919>>35383934>>353839415 successes on a 4 dice pool? Well then, clearly UCS sempai wants us to have some shiney new toys.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35383955We rolled 5 successes when we went to go talk to the Water Court too, it's not something that happened often though
>>35383955Those first age memories man.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35383906Seconding >>35383947
Mental + Twilight = 7 7 10 8 = 5 successesYou close your eyes and try and remember the- no. This door wasn't password-activated, now you remember. The password was for something else...You stand on your tiptoes and give a closer look at the sensor, a dull, black lens set in the wall. you clear dust off it with a finger, then, when that does nothing, start unscrewing the panel, delicately. Normally, this would sound an alarm, but it looks like the whole system is out of power, so nothing happens.As the panel comes off, you come face to face with a mess of burnt cables, the result of a minor power surge. You start sorting them out. It takes you another good hour of trial-and-error, but you manage to reactivate the lens, and bolt the thing back together.The black lens begins to glow with a dot of red light, and an artificial, ethereal voice says a few words in a complex-sounding, deep, musical language, rich in vowels and hissing, sharp sounds. that means nothing to you, but...You try flaring your Anima in response, a golden glow radiating from your skin and sedding light in the dark corridor.The voice says something else, this time a longer sentence. The door stays closed. It felt like a question...What's the worse that could happen? "Maka." You answer.Another line of speech from the voice, which repeats at you, in its own bizarre inflexion but recognizable to your ears, your own name. The door slides open.You have no idea what you just did, but it apparently worked.(cont.)
>>35384059>You have no idea what you just did, but it apparently worked.We should up our Twilight at some point so we can learn Old Realm.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384085Linguistics is an Eclipse ability
>>35384109Fuck, it's been so long I forgot.We need to increase that then
>>35384118Ehhhh, I dunno. Most of the Eclipse-related charms and benefits seem to be of limited use to us at best, especially when we've already got an actual Eclipse Caste on hand for the things that really need that level of specialization.We might not have much in the Mental and Eclipse departments by Exalt standards, but by human standards we're still above average. How hard can picking up a second language be?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>353841552 XP and a teacher
The room beyond the door is definitely an armory. Racks of swords and spears, elegant firewands and flamepieces line the walls, with thick metal shields hanging from their upper half. All these weapons are... they don't seem to be artifacts, but they're top of the line, excellent in both quality and appearance.There's a vast variety, including the most bizarre combinations. Helmets forged to look like dragon heads, bladed cesti, fighting chains, daggers, curved composite longbows, slender and sharp-bladed longswords, ornate short spears, suits of armor crafted in all sort of styles and painted in all sort of colors.Almost everything here seems to belong to a "set", and you see very few unique pieces. You get the feeling that this armory was for the elite mortal retainers of the Exalted,, and the artifacts lie further inside, past a second door.However something catches your eye before you can move on, three large wooden crates with something stamped on them in red. They look like they've never been opened. From the sixe, you'd say it's more suits of armor.>Open a crate>Try and open the second door>[Other?]
>>35384171>Try and open the second doorI'd rather not open the box, probably a dragon-blooded trap
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35384171>>Open a crate
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384171>Open a crateTiger warrior gear?>>35384182Its mortal power armor most likley.
>Open a cratePower armor?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384171>Open a crate
>>35384171Pop a crate.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384171>Try and open the second doorOur personal artifacts would probably be better if they are stored here.
>>35384171>Open a crate
>open a crateHere's hoping it's a Bikini Power Armor.
>>35384204I'm pretty sure those fell under our previous holder's Panoply, which she was wearing when she died.Might be some backup gear, though, and a First-Age backup weapon would be more than enough to main now.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384171>Try and open the second door
>>35383906>>Try and remember the password
>>35384171>Open a crateCooould be a reason they were never opened, what with that red lettering. Curse my curiousity!
Even if it's for mortals, it will still be of use for the cult. I'm still fucking worried about Pyre.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35384171>Open a crateWhats in the box?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384256Forgot how to do dice. Been away from this quest too long.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35384262>Worried about the Sidereal
>>35384171>>Open a crateMight be a First Age crowbar inside
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384171>Open a crate
My first try at dice
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35384303
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35384308Super good job anon
>>35384308I don't know how to dice.
>>35384322There are instructions right there in the sticky, you know.
>>35384286The fact she was pretty messed up by a ghost is proof she's not one. Yet.
Rolled 10 (1d10)Dice
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384336I'm convinced she was faking it, or at least that she took the hit on purpose to further along some Sidereal schemeShe knew stuff about Solars regular people really shouldn't and she has spooky future visions?Nope Sidereal shenanigans
>>35384345Can't believe it worked
>>35384335What does it mean by email field?
>>35384371It used to be the email field; which doesn't exist anymore. Use the Options field.The sticky just hasn't been updated since the change.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384371Seriously?The option field used to be the email field until a few months ago
>>35384371The "Options" field used to be called the email field. Originally it was for just that, then they started tacking other functionality on to it and actually posting email addresses became pretty uncommon so the name was changed to reflect that.This only happened a couple months ago, so you've pretty much declared yourself to be new as hell.
>>35384354We used tiger warrior training on her.TWTT doesn't work on exalts. Pyre is not an exalt.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384392>Implying a siddy couldn't pretend to get 'stronger' as we trained her.
You crack open a crate and find, densely packed by some foam-like material, a vull suot of armor, disassembled. It seems to consist of a thick, leather-like bodyglove meant to be worn, it seems, over bare skin or minimal clothing, on top of which several jointed metallic plates are connected and linked. The helmet's faceplate includes a set of five lenses on the outside and a black glass visor on the inside.Soft plugs cover the ears and a mouthpiece the mouth and nose, apparently to let the user breathe through the armor, insulating him or her from the world outside entirely. You can only imagine this to be an artifact that, once activated, will still let the user see and hear through the machinery built in the helmet.The armored plates are clearly metallic, but at the same time they feel oddly soft and cloth-like to the touch, and make almost no noise as you handle them, even if you try bashing them against the wall or on each other. This armor must be a saboteur's dream.It's not your style, but this can be useful for someone. Anything in this room can, actually. Even if they're not magical weapons, it's still an amazing supply of normal but excellent ones.Now then. You turn to the second door. THIS ONE needs a password.Mental + Twilight = 8 2 2 9 = 2 successesYou stare at the door for a few minutes, your anima still shining."Maka." You try. Hey, it worked last time.The door replies with a brief word that didn't sound very cheerful. It stays closed."...Swordfish?" You scratch your head.Same response.>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.>[Ten Ox Meditation]>Try and rewire the door>[Other?]
>>35384379I think I missed the + first time as phones suck
>>35384400>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384400>>Try and rewire the doorEh, may as well
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384400>Try and rewire the doorPlease work.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384400
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384400>Try and rewire the door
>>35384400>>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.Lets get the twilight to rewire the door.
>>35384400>[Ten ox meditation]
>>35384400>>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.We can come back later.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384400>>Try and rewire the doorLet's put up Iron Kettle Body too just in case
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384400!Maka was slf centered as hell, right?Do we remember her husband or childrens names? Im too lazy to check the archive.
>>35384400>Try and rewire the doorif that doesn't work>[Ten Ox Meditation]
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35384400>[Ten Ox Meditation]
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35384400>>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.Let's not push our luck
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35384400>>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.Let's take the suits and head back already
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384400>[Ten Ox Meditation]+ Soak charms!I tire of this shit!
>>35384400>[Ten Ox Meditation]
Rolled 3 (1d10)If we Ten Ox it let's put up our soak charm too
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35384400>rewire
>>35384453Our soak charm is alright active, isn't it? I thought that was how we flared our anima.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384470It's not, we can flare our anima at will,
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35384400>>Whatever, I found enough stuff for now.
>>35384400>Activate soak charm just invade we trigger a first age killbotThen>[Ten Ox Meditation]
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384400Try and rewire the door
It worked once, it might work again. You reach up and begin to unbolt the panel behind the door sensor...Mental + Twilight = 5 2 4 4 = 0 successesAs soon as you get the first bolt loose, a harsh, shrill alarm sounds, followed by more incomprehensible words filled with a tone of urgency....Oh, right. You didn't trigger the alarm before because the power was out, but now that it's back on-A second armored steel panel descends on top of the door you were trying to open and locks down, as a further reinforcement, as two panels on either side of the door slide open, revealing two small metallic turrets, each mounting what looks like a triple-barreled, revolving gun.[Iron Kettle Body] [Essence 4/5]You manage to react just barely in time to feel the very uncomfortable THUD THUD THUD of a double burst of 30-cm long steel nails slamming into you.The tips flatten and bend against your skin instead of running you all the way through and stapling you to the far wall of the room, but it still hurts like hell and throws you off balance, causing you to fall down on the floor.Evidently believing to have killed, or at least stopped, you, the two turrets keep their nail guns pointed at you, but cease fire. The alarm keeps sounding, and you also hear the noise of machinery coming from somewhere.Think fast.>Run away.>Grab (one/two/three) box(es), run away.>Try and smash the turrets>Try and break through the now-reinforced doors (with [Ten Ox Meditation])>[Other]
>>35384416>>35384420>>35384424>>35384430Yeeeah, we ain't rewiring shit.
>>35384528>[Other]Keep, perfectly, still.
>>35384528>Run away.Fucking idiots.
>>35384528>Try and break through the now-reinforced doors (with [Ten Ox Meditation])Shoes...
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384528>>Grab (one/two/three) box(es), run away.Let's leg it!
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384528>[Other?]Try to guess the password.Stay still
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35384528>>Grab (one/two/three) box(es), run away.Let's take one, don't want to get too weighed down
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384544+1
Run away and live
>>35384528>grab three boxes and run awayNever rely on mental tests again, Anon.
>>35384602Hey, I voted for smashing the door down, don't blame me
>>35384544>>35384564These, and spend a point of willpower
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384528>Try and break through the now-reinforced doors (with [Ten Ox Meditation])I WANT GOD-KICKER HIGH HEELS DAMMITCURRAHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>35384648We don't have willpower in this system
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384653;_;
Rolled 8 (1d10)Dice
>>35384653Val is making us some from Not!Maka's sword
>>35384654Boo, we should. Tg dice a shit
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35384653Val is already making those, she might have finished them actually
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384664I give zero fucks about a daiklave. I want god-kicker high heels.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384528>>35384544+1
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35384664>>35384675...which one is it really?
You keep perfectly still.Perfectly.Still.The guns stay pointed at you. The machine noises continue for a bit: you can tell that they come from beyond the door. Maybe other lockdowns, or security measures activating. then they stop too.The alarm just keeps going on and on and on....Keep.Perfectly.Still.>Okay, now what?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35384528Damn missed most of the thread, here have some dice while I catch up.
>>35384676No you misunderstand, she melted down the sword to use as raw materials for God-Kicker boots
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35384689Break through the dooooooooor with Ten-Ox Meditation.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384544+1
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384688They say the same thing anon>>35384689Now let's leave, take the armor too all of them if we can
>>35384689>>Try and smash the turrets
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35384708Oh. Right. I need to sleep.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35384689>Smash turrets
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35384689>Try and smash the turrets>Activate Solar Hero Style
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35384689>[Ten Ox Meditation] on the door.Turrets aren't a threat to us, so priorities.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35384689>Try to smash the turrets>Solar Hero style
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384689>Meditate, search within ourselves and find the memory we need to deactivate the securityDice
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35384689Seconding >>35384738Now's the time to think about the past
>>35384738*desactivateHolly nunquam, I get really good dice this thread
>>35384676Like we need heels to kick gods
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384689>>35384738This
>>35384695Wait, our heels are a daiklave?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384689Do>>35384738
>>35384767WERE a Daiklave.Most likely the one that Not!Maka used and that one Sidereal broke.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384738+1
>>35384780I've been wondering since last thread how it got on the top of the Titan.
>>35384780>Our shoes were a bladed weaponThat what I call stiletto heels
>>35384788"Buried" there by her Lunar Mate after the thing crashed into the sea?
>>35384788Sidereal tricks embeded into the shards, most likely.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384788Destiny?
>>35384803Possible, that might mean her body might be buried close by.>>35384807 Fucking Pattern Spiders!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384689I'll throw my vote in for >>35384738But I'm betting we get nothing because our mental stats are shit and we really need more dice in that pool.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35384819Don't they burn bodies to prevent ghosts?
>>35384843Not sure if they did in the First Age, but its common place in the Age of Sorrows
>>35384843Ghosts come to be through lack of proper funeral rites, that doesn't need to be burning.And, if he didn't perform proper funeral rites, well.Thats how the deathlords were made.
>>35384843Solars usually got elaborate tombs.>>35384872And the solars who saved the underworld from that crazy ghost apocalypse
Mental + Twilight = 3 7 4 2 = 1 successYou try and think.Think real hard. Think real good. How do you deactivate the security?There were passwords. Known only to you and the security officers on board. They rotated daily.What was the password on the last day? You don't remember. You - you don't think you ever needed to know that. This was stuff the guards took care of. You never worried about this locker. You had better things to do.You feel rather silly. Karma has a weird way to come back and bite you in the ass, after all these years.You're fairly sure you restored power only to this section. Now that the alarm is active, the ponly security measures active should be in the immediate vicinities. You try and remember if there's another route to the locker, but, of course, there isn't.>Run away.>Grab (one/two/three) box(es), run away.>Try and smash the turrets>Try and break through the now-reinforced doors (with [Ten Ox Meditation])>[Other]
>>35384872Sounds like a cautionary tale
>>35384872Not all of them, but it is a pretty strong incentive to stick around as ghost after the war in the Underworld was over at the end of the Usurpation.
>>35384872Oh boyyy, I wonder if the prior holder of Maka's shard is a deathlord...
>>35384879>Try and smash the turrets>Activate Solar Hero Style
>>35384878Actually most of those did have proper funerals and tombs, thats how they ot the awesome artifacts that allowed them to do that. But afterwrads most of them left because they did have proper rites.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35384879>>Run away.
>>35384879>Grab all boxes and runWe still have that super weapon to check out and then have a moment of reflextion.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384898DICE!
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35384879>Try and smash the turrets>>35384884Not really, most people don't even know the deathlords exist, and practically no one knows who they are.The ghosts and funeral rites thing has enough examples in creations daily live that they produce their own cautionary tales.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384879>>Try and smash the turrets with [Ten Ox Meditation]If we succeed, we'll find a wall softer than the reinforced door.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35384879>>Grab (three) box(es), run away.Let's take what loot we can and come back with a full party later
>>35384879>Try and smash the turretsIf those things remain active, we won't be able to recover the contents of the armory. We could really use that kind of gear for our followers.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35384879>>Try and smash the turrets>Solar Hero Style
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35384879>Try and smash the turrets
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384879>Try and smash the turrets>Activate Solar Hero Style
Is that ok to roll multiple time?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35384879>>Grab (one/two/three) box(es), run away.We can come back later.
>>35384960It doesn't matter. Only the first six count, who rolls them isn't really relevant, even if you can get two rolls in.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35384879>>Try and smash the turrets
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35384960Not like rolling multiple dice per post, but posting more than once is fine if you aren't samefagging
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35384976>Only the first six countWell, however many rolls are called for in a given action.Could be one, could be twenty.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35384879>Try and smash the turrets>Activate Solar Hero Style
You need to be fast. You gather your strength, focus, and infuse your limbs and muscles with Essence.[Solar Hero Style] [Essence 3/5]Physical + Dawn = 6 5 10 2 9 5 7 4 3 = 4 successesThen, you strike. From your position lying down on the floor, you push yourself up with your arms and break into a rising heel kick against the closest nail gun.[Ten Ox Meditation] [Essence 2/5]The automated sentry doesn't have time to fire even one shot before your leg goes all the way through it.The other sentry picks up immediately, and in the split-second between your first attack and the follow-up it scores seven hits on your chest, drawing a line towards your face. Those nails might not pierce your skin, but a hit on your throat, mouth, nose, eyes or ears could still break through...You don't give it time: the eight hit bends flat against the palm of your hand as you reach up and grab the rotating barrels of the weapon, crushing them in a steel grip.It's all over in a flash. Your anima burns incredibly bright, bathing the entire room in daylight. The turrets are dead.Now, there's just the door left. It's completely locked down now... to make it through, you'd have to use ten Ox Meditation again.>Do it>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for now
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35384879>grab box and leaveWhy are some many people intent on damaging our ship?
>>35385106>>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for nowWe've pushed our luck enough, Let's come back later when we have more health, essence and brains.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35385106>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for nowLets go.
>>35385106>Do it>>35385112It's a door and some turrets. In a titan. Insignificant in any sense. Meanwhile, first age shoes!
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35385106>>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for nowOkay let's leave
>>35385106>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for now
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35385106>Do itWell, we've come this far. May as well finish it.Go for the wall adjacent to the doorframe. Since the reinforcement panels slide out from the sides we can be certain that the walls next to the door have an empty space in them. It should be easier to go through there.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35385106
>>35385106>Sit down, relax and think about the pastSearch those memories!
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35385106>Do it
>>35385106>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for nowIts not going to run away, we just get Irene down here and it will get a lot easier.
>>35385106>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for nowReminder, Tia can set her strength as Infinite for one act of strength, like opening a door.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35385106Do it.
>>35385148I don't think that's an option. Amata needed a lot of convincing just to let us down here, and she's known us for years; there's no way she's going to let a tech-crazy Solar she's known for all of a month at most get wind of her single greatest state secret.
>>35385148>>35385155No we can't, we're not allowed to tell anyone about this place.
>>35385106>>Gather up everything you can carry and leave, for now
>>35385169Irene is the princess.
>>35385169Irene is her daughter.But yeah, i doubt we'd have many chances at the loot.So i'm pushing for doing it.
>>35385183Whoops, sorry. Had a senior moment.
>>35385183And, by Maka's own thoughts, has come down here before. Though that may be supposition.
>>35385138They slid down from the top. The wall is still way thicker than the door.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35385170I know we can't bring anyone else, but we can totally come back whenever we want, we just have to go diving into Smoke's volcano
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35385106>Do itWho know's when/if we'll get another chance, don't want to come back and find that Sidereals looted the place.
>>35385203Ah, I misread, that was the turret compartments.That works just as well, though, since there must be at least enough space behind for them to retract into and we've already demonstrated that we can tear through that material without a serious problem.
>>35385209I wouldn't try to circumvent Amalias wishes in this regard, so if we go back, its with her knowledge.
>>35385170We might be able to show Tia though. I mean, we'll have to explain how we got a shitload of Artifact weapons even if we break down the door with others. Fuck, we're going to need to send in mortals to haul this shit out anyway.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35385106Seconding >>35385138
>>35385234>We might be able to show Tia thoughI'm not sure if thats a bad or a good idea, all things considered.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35385230I'm not saying we shouldn't tell her, just that this won't be our only chance to loot this place
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35385106We're not leaving without something to show for it. Go back and kill power to this section, then Ten Ox our way through the door.
>>35385203In that case ignore>>35385235, please
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35385258We have three suits of armor
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35385234We can't tell Tia, Amata asked us not too, even herAs for where we got them, well Mik knows Amata is showing us some secret even he doesn't know, we'll tell them the truth, it's a secret and we can't tell you
>>35385279Of course, we'll have to tell them eventually, we want Val's help in fixing the thing after all.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35385295We have to figure out who Amata gave the Oath to though, if it's another Eclipse we can expect a botch soon for the worst possible thing, other than that I guess Sidereal shit
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35385279We can ask Amata if we can do the same thing she did, not tell her but show her and let her understand
>>35385268And while that may be great for three of Tianna's mortal soldiers, that doesn't benefit us. This is an armory stocked for Celestial Exalted of the High First Age. I want to bring whatever is in there to Irene. Man-portable essence cannons are still vastly more powerful than modern age-of-sorrows siege weapons. We're literally talking about comparing phasers to slings and arrows. The stuff behind this door could make Tianna unassailable, or give Irene and Solar Twilight whose name I forget the raw materials to run cables down to the Titan's power core, granting infinite ammunition to the cannons they do have already.
>>35385295I really would not want that. Fixing it would make it the center-piece of the entire quest, considering how important this thing is. Even fixing just part of it will complelty change everything thanks to its enormous reality engines and the two full factory-cathedrals it contains.
Everything hurts after all those nails, but still, you catch your breath, flex, stretch, and...[Ten Ox Meditation] [Essence 1/5]You slam your hands, palm-first, into the door. The metal bends slightly.Physical + Night = 10 7 2 6 4 = 3 successesYou hit it. Harder. Harder. Harder. Hit after hit, the metal begins to heat up and bend, deformed by your blows.As soon as it's bent enough for your fingers to manage to grab it, you start pulling. Pulling like crazy, tearing the five-centimetre thick slab of steel apart bit by bit.Finally, you manage to rip off a good piece of it, which slams heavily on the floor with a metallic noise. Then it's time to work your way through the door proper.And, after that, it's time for the steel slab on the OTHER side of the door.[Essence: 0/5]You work slowly and painfully, and need to pour a lot more Essence in it than you thought you'd need at first.At the end, your hands and fingers are a bloody mess, even despite your Iron Kettle Body, and you just managed to carve a hole wide enough to crawl through when, finally, your Essence runs out. Your body feels heavy and your head uncomfortably light.You make your way in. It's a much smaller room, narrow and claustrophobic. It feels safe, in a weird, overly paranoid sort of way. You instinctively recoil seeing the walls lined with more of those guns, and more, deadlier-looking varieties as well. It seems this section of the Titan didn't get power.You look around, and begin brushind the dust off the room's surfaces. What you find here is amazing.(cont.)
>>35385336So? It can only help us in literally whatever we want to do.Stop Abyssals? NextTake Back Gem? DoneThere are no downsides that outweigh the positives to getting this thing running.
>>35385295We don't. Amata does. She's the Oathkeeper here. It's her discretion. As much as we want to make this about us, this is one thing in which we must defer to her.There are other oaths besides the Twilight oath. And we still don't know the specifics. What if it's a contract her family signed with the entire celestial court to keep the titan safe and unused? Reactivating it could trigger a war in which the heavens destroy Tianna. We may be a Solar, but in all things relating to the Titan, I say we let Amata call the shots.Besides, didn't our little flashback teach us the dangers of ignoring responsibilities to our loved ones?
>>35385295We'll need a Perfect Circle to run the thing. Which is impossible to get in the modern age.Give it up, the titan is a useless paperweight for now.
>>35385279>>35385295>>35385279We could ask Amata to tell them
>>35385371For me the downside is narrative more than practical. It pretty much removes any other potential plot from the quest since nothing except the Titan matters from then on.Once anyone figures out we have it, the quest will become soely about fending of elder sidereal death-squads led by Chejop Keja and the entire Realm coming down on us. And I'm just not interested in that.
>>35385366>You instinctively recoil seeing the walls lined with more of those guns, and more, deadlier-looking varieties as well. It seems this section of the Titan didn't get power.See, this is the bit where we would have died like bitches if not for sheer luck.
>>35385387I'm pretty sure that (at least for now) is asking too much. Once the Lintha and Abysals are dealt withwe'd probably have a good shot at convincing her (and whoever swore her to that oath).
>>35385387I meant show them
>>35385377EF has said we're getting a perfect circle at some point.
>>35385371The entire celestial bureaucracy crapping itself and declaring war on us, every living sidereal poisoning our fate, all of the elemental court besieging us, The deathlords abandonning subtlety and launching a counter-seige, the Lintha summoning swarms of demons to destroy us now that nobody is looking, Realm and Lookshy both deploying ALL their magitech forces to stop us including soulbreaker orbs. THIS IS SOME SERIOUS SHIT. We need to handle it very, very carefully. To say nothing of the consequences of breaking Amata's oath. What if it's a 'family curse' and she and her family instantly die the minute we turn on the flight stabilizers?
>>35385409Yeah, I'm kicking myself for not suggesting that we use something to block that first door open then cut the power to this section of the ship again...thought of it, but I was way late to this party.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35385409>[Essence: 0/5]Absolutely murdered we would have been.>>35385387I would rather not actually, Amata is already taking a huge risk showing us, let's not push it any further, besides we have a lot on our plate before we can talk about fixing it if we do at all
>>35385377No, it's a power core. We leave it hidden, sure, but we can still tap the reactor to power things.
>>35385439I'm not say we don't need to be careful about getting this thing up and running, just that we at some point need to get this thing up and running.
>>35385458The moment it goes up and running, Yu-Shan will know. Which means Elder Sidereal death squads.
>>35385437A Perfect Circle is 5 Solars, 5 Lunars (Mates), 5 Sidereals, and the DB gents the serve the 15 celestials, each gents is equivalent to one of the Great Families of the realm, of which there are 11. It's not just 5 Solars. 'Perfect' Circle. Not just Circle.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35385499We also need thousands of mortals to staff it, but there's a Sail Charm that will let us fly it without them, I can't remember the details though
>>35385491Look, step back for a second.Do you really think EF would have given this to us and presented us with the opertunity to use it if the instant we turned it on he was going to end the quest via death by Sidereal? I have more faith in him than that.>>35385499>5 SiderealsThat's wrong, a perfect circle only has one Sidereal in it.
>>35385499No, a perfect Circle is a Circle containing one of each Caste. What you mean is just what people in the First Age pulled of, but a perfect Circle is explicitly just five people of each Caste.
>>35385499I thought it was one sidereal advisor and as many terrestrials as are available
>>35385528>Do you really think EF would have given this to us and presented us with the opertunity to use it if the instant we turned it on he was going to end the quest via death by Sidereal? I have more faith in him than that.It's not something we can rush. Contrary to popular opinion, actions have consequences. As players, we have to NOT rush in to every situation assuming our plot-armor will protect us.
>>35385371>There are no downsides that outweigh the positives to getting this thing running.Let me put it like this. The previous holder of our Exaltation was Essence 10, covered in a shitload of top-grade artifacts, and had backing equivalent or superior to most major nations. She was well informed, had the Titan fully operational from the get-go, and was generally in a position of strength and relative stability.Her opponents dedicated a fraction of their total resources to her removal, as they had to deal with, among many other things, the other Titans.She got fucking killed.We are Essence 5, have a staggering ZERO artifacts of any kind, and have the partial backing of a very small nation with significant issues. We don't know that Sidereals exist, we don't have an operational Titan at our disposal, and we regularly find ourselves getting nearly killed by each of the myriad threats facing us day to day. Our position is precarious and our resources spread thin.Our opponents have, SO FAR, dedicated only a fraction of their total resources to our removal, because frankly there are bigger fish to fry.The Titan, now singular, isn't a fish. It's a beached whale, and if somebody starts pushing that motherfucker back towards the sea there are going to be a million fucking sharks all over it before you can say "Fate."
>>35385528No, a full perfect Circle first age style has 5 Sidereal, one for each Solar.
Rolled 8 (1d10)(cont)
How well do Solars heal from self-inflicted wounds
>>35385557That would be impossible, since there are three times as many Solars as their are Sidereals, and that many of them are tasked with other bureaucratic duties. It's hardly a "Perfect" arrangement if it means there's nobody left to man the Loom and handle the Gods, now would it?
>>35385540See >>35385458.I agree this isn't something we should rush into, but it is something I am interested in doing
..we need more essences.I would like to get something that increase it to beyond the 5 we have now instead of more charms and move.
>>35385553>We are Essence 5More like essence 3>We don't know that Sidereals existI thought the flashback told us actually.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35385576Not everyone get's a Perfect Circle or is part of one, it was a thing in the First Age where they did everything huge
>>35385576I would agree it is, but thats what it says in the write-up for a First Age circle in Dreams of the First Age.
>>35385586It showed us two people with freaky martial arts and powers that didn't fall in line with any Exalt class we know. I don't think the word "Sidereal" ever came up
>>35385567As well as any other wound. Your body doesn't care who did the damage.Since we didn't get a [-1 HP] message, I doubt our hands sustained serious damage. It's probably just some scrapes from handing metal.>>35385586>More like essence 3We got five motes, so we're E5.>I thought the flashback told us actually.The flashback told us that some group called Sidereals exists, that they're responsible for killing off the Solars, and that they're probably Exalted.It did NOT, however, convey things like "can punch the destiny out of you" or "operate the engine that causality runs on." Our knowledge is nebulous at the very best and we have no idea, in character, what they're capable of beyond "enough to end the First Age."
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35385585Same, we need more of everything stat wise, more health, more essence, more dice in our dice pools, especially mental ones.
>>35385586>>35385612The nice thing is, now Makas first association with Sidereals is"freaky-dudes that betrayed us".
(no pictures for this stuff, even though I'd normally use them, because my PC is fucked along with my entire image folder, and i'm on another machine. sorry.)It takes you a moment to run a good inventory of everything here, but it leaves you without breath.The first item you find is an unrealistically large golden blade, symmetrical and double-edged. The vast flat of the blade carries an graceful abstract design etched with great skill and care. You instinctively recognize the metal. Orichalcum. The strongest metal in Creation. It feels like something that was... not quite "mass-produced", but almost. Some kind of backup weapon? It boggles your mind to think of this as a "backup weapon". The blade is large and long enough that you could almost comfortably hide behind it.Mounted on a nearby rack, you find a set of jade weapons, no less well-crafted: a great white jade longsword, a curved bow made from a mix of wood and green jade, and a short red jade spear with a metal half and a long, broad blade.Rolled up in a ball on the floor you find a cape made from a stiff fabric, that upon closer inspection is a mesh of tightly-packed black jade chainmail.In a leather box covered with dust and soot, you find a flamepiece of unusual design, sporting a revolving chamber designed to house five shots. Definitely not a breech-loader, though you have no idea what kind of ammo it'd take. Certainly not just packed firedust like normal flamepieces. Your unvoiced question quickly answers itself: all five slota have already been filled with solid, cylindrical cartridges of a design you've never seen, and five more are in the box.For a moment you wonder if this was the weapon of the Lunar you've seen in your memory, but you shake your head. No, that one was different. And it didn't shoot fire, so it wasn't a flamepiece. (cont.)
>>35385612See: >>35301297 >The Sidereal turns around, walking down the corridor. To the reactor chamber. To reopen the essence vents, you hope.
>>35385627>"operate the engine that causality runs onThey don't operate the Loom. The Pattern Spiders operate the Loom. The Sidereal fuck around with the Loom a lot and the Spiders hate them for it.Ideally the Sidereal are for sorting shit out in Creation that shows up on the Loom.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35385627>We got five motes, so we're E5.That's not how that works, motes are based on our Mental Stat, unless you're suggesting Valeriana is E7
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35385635Mother Fucking JackpotLoot to go round everyone
>>35385612It wasn't something we saw, it was something we lived, internal viewpoint included>>35385586What do we need to do to have more Essence?
>>35385635>we found a fucking magical revolverAwww yeah.
Rolled 5 (1d10)should we maybe take a moment to>think about the past?
>>35385685We should check out the big weapon, then go find Amata and ask her and anyone she trusts to help us move loot.
>>35385635You know what the real problem here is?We're deep in the bowels of a largely unmapped structure, which we can only navigate with any degree of reliability thanks to vaguely-remembered memories, and we don't have any essence left to help us carry all this shit in one trip.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35385635>Rolled up in a ball on the floor you find a cape made from a stiff fabric, that upon closer inspection is a mesh of tightly-packed black jade chainmail.We must wrap this around us as a toga.
Rolled up in a giant mote of dust, you find something that looks like a large ornament carved from the same kind of supernatural silver you remember Tia's daiklave being made of, feeling soft to the touch yet unyielding. It's forged in the shape of a naked, wild-looking goddess, and as you push a half-hidden button on its back, its true nature is revealed: a short but vicious blade erupts out of the figurine, so fast you could swear it materialized instantly.The mosrt bizarre item, and the one that takes the most space, seems to be a jumble of compressed machinery sporting two large, wide, oversized wheels and a handlebar. By design, it looks like it was meant to be ridden, but the wheels are locked in place, the handle won't steer, and it's generally way too uncomfortable to sit on. You suspect it might have some other use, or maybe it's missing some parts or needs to be reassembled....That's a lot of stuff. You could try and bring it up, bit by bit, but it's probably best to just get Amata to help you with this. You'll need to do multiple trips, minimum.>Let's go up.>There's still one thing i need to do... [what?]
>>35385635Well, our retainer just got her first payment>>35385711>Let's go up.
>>35385711>There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.Let's finish taking a look around before we leave.
>>35385694Then she goes limp as her oath compels her to fall into a coma or something. Just loot as much as we can carry, enough suits for our heroic mortals, any jade/orichalcum/etc
>>35385711>Let's go up.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35385711>>Let's go up.Time to go, take what we can and come back later
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35385711>>>Let's go up.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35385711>Let's go up.Get out of here and rest up, we seriously need our HP and ESS back.>MotorbikeFuck yeah.>>35385709>>Rolled up in a ball on the floor you find a cape made from a stiff fabric, that upon closer inspection is a mesh of tightly-packed black jade chainmail.>We must wrap this around us as a toga.Excellent idea anon.
>>35385720She already took all the magitech weapons herself, maybe with Irene's help
>>35385709Perhaps Little Black Dress would be more appropriate.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35385741I'm mega okay with that
>>35385711>put on any suitable armor and carry a weapon or two. Then go look or the super weapon.
>>35385711Take the jade chainmail cloak and revolver and pack them into one of the crates containing the power armor outside (to give to Irene, I want to see something like this as standard Tianna-Soldier uniform within the next year). The rest can wait.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35385741Oh god yes.
>>35385711>There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35385711Let's prioritize the MM Artifacts and the power suits, we can shove them in one of the boxes with the suits, in fact let's see if we can put everything in one box to carry it easier
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35385711Take the cloak and one or two or the bullets for the revolver, I want to see if Irene can make more, then>>Let's go up.
Shouldn't some high-ranking deities in the celestial bureaucracy know what Tiana is already?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35385669>What do we need to do to have more Essence?Essence like what that anon was talking about is something akin to levels but not exactly, you get it by meditating for months at a time and you need to be a certain age to be the higher level essence, but that's how it works by RAW, who knows if it's the same here unless EF wants to expand on it
>>35385814We get it by increasing out Mental Score.We get more Health by Increasing Physical.We get more Backgrounds by increasing Social.
>>35385711>Let's go up
>>35385711>There's still one thing i need to do...>There... there should be an enormous weapon on this fortress. I need to see it.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35385837So we need to up our Mental and Physical scores
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35385837It costs 10 points to up one of those scores right?Seeing as we have 10exp free I say we increase either our Mental or Physical scores with it.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35385837We can get more motes of Essence by increasing our Mental, but that's a different thing from our Essence score
Rolled 9 (1d10)>Let's just go upkeep a weapon close, though. Maybe >think about the pastwhile we are at it..?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>35385870Mind explaining the difference between the two? Exalted newbie here.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35385869Ten to increase Mental, fifteen to increase PhysicalIt's five times our current stat
It's time to leave. Maybe you'll return later. But for now... you have a lot of questions, a lot of answers, and a lot of things to do.You leave the Titan.[Session End]Base: 2 XPPhat loot: 1 XP
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35385885That phattest lootFun thread Exaltedfag, it's great to be back as Maka, any idea when next time is?
>>35385885Thanks for the thread EF.We voting for XP spending now?
>>35385878Motes determines how many charms you can use, your Essence score determines things like what charms you can learn and how high you Abilities and Attributes can be and plays a part in determining how many motes you have
>>35385878The Essence "Score" is your potential power-level. While motes are the energy "currency" which you expend using your Charms.
>>35385885Phat loot indeed.
>>35385711Grab the mail and the spear, use them to make a hobo bindle to carry the flamepiece box and statuette. Carry the orichalcum sword in the other hand.
>>35385878Motes are what we use to cast our charms and our Essence score is something like our current level, except that's not entirely accurate
>>35385885Charm time? I'd like a refresher on just charms we have available.
>>35385904>>35385906>>35385920Right, thanks for that.>and plays a part in determining how many motes you haveSo if we up our Essence score we get more?
>>35385938In the original system. This is a sort of simplified system unique to this quest.
>>35385928Nah, I'd rather buy the next level of Mental or Physical
>>35385938By Raw that's what happens, but the system the quest uses is really simplified so it depends on how EF wants to do it
>>35385947Normally, yes. But his system does it different.
>>35385949I'm also leaning towards improving Mental, but I'd still like to know what's available. I barely remember any of our options.
I don't even have an image editor on this PC so no updated sheet.Still, you have 13 XP. You know the costs for attributes and skills. As for charms:[dawn]Fists of Iron (1 Ess, Scene. +1 damage once per combat, per enemy)Shockwave Fist Technique (Permanent, every other Unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Dawn] meters)Summoning the Loyal Steel (Permanent. Can call any owned but unwielded weapon back to your hands within [dawn] meters. Can store up to [dawn] owned weapons in a pocket dimension)[zenith]Ox-Body Technique (Permanent. +1 HP)Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses a health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)Body-Mending Meditation (Permanent. All wounds heal twice as fast.)Bloodthirsty Sword-Dancer Spirit (Permanent. Can be activated anytime. Grants +1 success to attacks, stacks with other charms, but cannot retreat, fight defensively or fall back.)[twilight]Lore-Master's Gaze (Scenelong, 1 essence, +3 to Knowledge rolls)Wise Artisan's Skill (Scenelong, 1 essence, +3 to Crafting rolls)[night]Shadow Arts (Scenelong, 1 essence, +3 to Stealth rolls)Thunderbolt Attack Prana (Permanent, +1 damage to your first attack in a fight if you charge, run or leap into battle)[eclipse]Moment of Clarity (Scenelong, 1 essence, can understand any language written or spoken or anything meant to convey meaning or be used as communication. Does not decrypt ciphers or anything specifically designed to be obscure or conceal meaning)Sagacious Reading of Intent (1 Ess, you select a statement you either heard or read, and can discern the true reason that caused its author to utter or write it, and what he intends to gain from it.)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35386093>Summoning the Loyal SteelWe really need:>can store up to [dawn] owned weapons in a pocket dimension
>>35386093Physical seems to be a good bet.Doesn't it increase damage done? If it does then it's basically doubling damage output.
>>35386093Uping Mental gives us more essence right? If so I vote we up that for 10XP to 3
>>35386093Oh man we got some really good ones now>Body-Mending Meditation (Permanent. All wounds heal twice as fast.)BMM is pretty great, it would help us get back in fights in extended campaigns like when we were fighting the Fae and like we can expect when we go to fight the Lintha
>>35386093Man I'm torn between Mental and >Summoning the Loyal Steel (Permanent. Can call any owned but unwielded weapon back to your hands within [dawn] meters. Can store up to [dawn] owned weapons in a pocket dimension)I say we get StLS for now and Mental or Physical next
>>35386148We don't have enough to increase physical.
>>35386148It specifically does not, it only increases Health, which if we want we should get Ox Body, it would cost us almost half as much as buying Phys
>>35386093>Summoning the Loyal SteelIs a necessity. How much would we need for a second charm?'Cause Lore-Master's Gaze sounds really useful, especially since we have low Twilight and Mental.
>>35386093Let's get Mental, we need that extra essence and we've could use that small boost to all our smart stuff rolls
>>35386093>Body-Mending Meditation (Permanent. All wounds heal twice as fast.)
>>35386093I vote improving Mental.>>35386170Ox-Body is a trap option. Improving Physical does more than just give us the hitpoint, it also improves various rolls and unlocks the ability to make use of further charms.
>>35386183All charms except Zenith charms cost Ten XP, with Zenith costing 8
>>35386093Hmm, I can't decide between Ox-Body Technique, Body-Mending Meditation or upping our Mental score.
Rolled 10 (1d10)Given our other charms at this point, I'd rather we be buying permanent Charms for a bit if buying Charms at all.
>>35386183Why is summoning the loyal steel a necessity? I can't think of a single reason to buy it.
>>35386093I say Mental, then save up for Body-Mending Meditation. If we're awesome enough next thread we might be able to buy it then.
>>35386199>unlocks the ability to make use of further charms.No it doesn't, for Solars we need to increase skills not attributes to unlock more charms
>>35386215All that phat loot we just got? Put it all in a pocket dimension and carry it around with us.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35386215Storing weapons Elsewhere.
>>35386228I didn't say it unlocked more charms; I said it unlocked the ability to make use of them.
>>35386231I'm not interested in any of that stuff>>35386232We don't use weapons other than our fists
>>35386231>>35386232Maka doesn't use weapons.
>>35386215Its pretty good if we don't want to wear our combat gauntles and boots everywhere, while stilling having them always ready. I'm not sure its a "necessity" but its nice to have and we might as well get it now.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35386244>>35386249I'm sure armored gauntlets and boots qualify.
>>35386093>Moment of Clarity (Scenelong, 1 essence, can understand any language written or spoken or anything meant to convey meaning or be used as communication. Does not decrypt ciphers or anything specifically designed to be obscure or conceal meaning)If we plan on doing anything else with the Titan, this should be a priority.
>>35386252We have more important stuff to get now. Mental 3 for more Essence, Moment of Clarity for understanding Old Realm and Body-Mending Meditation for shorter downtime, and that's just a short list
>>35386231You mean just three of them, once they're "owned" which I assume to mean attuned, and would thereafter not really benefit us at all, since we don't USE weapons, and the only way we can be disarmed of a Smashfist would be in the literal sense.>>35386252>Its pretty good if we don't want to wear our combat gauntles and boots everywhereWhich we explicitly DO want to do, since we're designing them to be sexy thigh-highs and opera gloves.
>>35386265It would be easier to just learn Old Realm if we only want it for the one language since we'll have to spend essence everytime we want to understand it
>>35386093Body-Mending MeditationUseful for combat, and lintha is combat.
>>35386281>sexy thigh-highs and opera glovesWe want to diversify our wardrobe at some point, and, did we do that when we designed them? I'm fairly sure we didn't.
>>35386285Do we know anyone who can teach us Old Realm? If we do then I agree with you, if not we need the charm or a higher Eclipse Score
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35386281>thigh-highs>opera glovesThis is my fetish.
>>35386311I wonder if we can get away with learning from our past memories>>35386317That's why we got them
>>35386317Imagien them while wearing a Black Jade dress like >>35385741
>>35385711First Age Segway?
>>35386310Back in thread 42>You remember Maka saying that she would have loved a weapon to go with her unarmed style. Maybe a pair of smashfists? But you also remember Tia doing a lengthy rant about how much Maka needed a pair of high-heeled thigh-high armor-plated combat boots. And drawing seveal pictures.>You actually saved some, the... less explicit ones, for inspiration. You guess you'll start with that, and then think of a pair of smashfists that will fit the style.
>>35386244>>35386249So you both think that being able to magically make any weapon we have leap into our hands is useless? What if an ally needs one, what if our fists are not effective or our gauntlets break?Wow.
>>35386238Not anymore than increasing dawn would going by our new charms, we could get dawn to 4 and get Ox Body for cheaper than it would take to buy Phys too
>>35386336>short little mail skirt>thigh-high boots>glorious solar ZR and half-exposed booty
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35386348>Artefact gauntlets>breakingHighly unlikely. I'm all for getting StLS, but breaking an Artefact is highly unlikely.
>>35386360Maka continues to be best Exalt in all of Creation
>>35386336But armor doesn't stack with our soak charms.
>>35386338I remember the combat boots, but the opera gloves I don't.And I honestly don't think they are agood idea unless we get some serious Magitech into them.
>>35386360no skirt anon, just that black jade cloak as a little black dress
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35386377I dunno, I'm still looking forward to meeting Deathlord Not!Maka.
>>35386348If artifact gauntlets get broken, we've got bigger problems than finding new weapons.If punching is ineffecitve, punch harder or try kicking.If an ally needs a weapon, you give it to them for attuning before combat breaks out since attuning takes 20 minutes.Summoning the Loyal Steel is a great charm and a must buy for a Dawn Caste. We aren't one.
>>35386392Deathlords aren't Exalts. Anymore.
>>35386093Not going to win, but I'm going to go ahead and throw out Zenith 5
so, Mental 3?
>>35386348>So you both think that being able to magically make any weapon we have leap into our hands is useless?>that we have>THAT WE HAVELet me make this clear to you, alright? This does not give us weapon telekinesis. It does not let us start flinging swords around with our mind. It does exactly one thing, and that is make weapons that WE PERSONALLY OWN jump into OUR hands, when we don't personally own any weapons, and all of our combat charms explicitly specify that we must be either UNARMED or using an IMPROVISED weapon.This charm and our combat charms cannot overlap in any way. We would only be able to summon weapons that we can't properly use.
>>35386382It'll let us save essence for when we really need it at least, plus you know, it looks good, also I think MM armor has special effects besides soak>>35386408Looks like it
>>35386408It seems to be that, with BMM having some support as well.
>>35386093I'm in favor of>Shockwave Fist Technique (Permanent, every other Unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Dawn] meters)or>Body-Mending Meditation (Permanent. All wounds heal twice as fast.)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35386408yeah...whatever.
>>35386408I'm okay with that if BMM doesn't make the cut. More Essence is always good.
>>35386389I was going by the image, which has a little bit of a miniskirt thing going. A little dress that comes down to about halfway over the ass works just as well.>>35386408Yep.
Rolled 2 (1d10)Oh man. I know exactly which tumblr artist to commission to draw Maka.
>>35386382True, but it's a useful backup for if we're short on essence and helps mitigate the problem of winding up naked after every fight. Instead, we'll just wind up with sexily-torn armor.
>>35386416I just think the dress covers too much for Maka, which isn't something I though I'd ever say for a dress that small but Maka is a very special case
>>35386458With new dress and sexy gloves and boots?
>>35386462>the problem of winding up naked after every fightI fail to see the problem.
>>35386462Eh, the clothing damage thing was solved by getting Gossamer and making the tabard.
>>35386478Nigga half-dressed beats undressed every time, it's not even a contest.
>>35386494Buzt we would always wear the gauntlets and boots anyway.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35386472Nah, I'll present him with several design options based off previous outfits, also including the possible new one.
>>35386466It covers just enough, not like we'll go wearing panties either, that rule is still in effect
>>35386466Remember, it's mail. It's not going to be opaque, and once we get hit with something that would otherwise have left us nude, instead we're wearing a tiny see-through dress.
>>35386503Go for the tabard! The tabard!
>>35386503Who is it going to be, or do you want to keep it a secret? That's all right too
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35386542Just gotta wait for http://therealfunk.tumblr.com/ to reopen commissions.
>>35386557>those pricesYou're a hero and a saint anon
>>35386529I love that tabard
>>35386557Ah hah, I knew that looked familiar, that's where chief pulled his slutty Alonces
>>35386557Damn nigga, that's quite the wad of dosh you're throwing down.I love you for it.
Rolled 4 (1d10)If not Funk, http://sentrythe2310.deviantart.com/
>>35386784It's not the sameSomething about thigh-highs plus tabard appeals to me. It appeals to me on a fundamental level. Or that could just be my dick restricting the flow of blood to my brain. I'm not even going to pretend otherwise.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>35386529Those thigh-highs totally don't work without a garter belt or the invention of elastics.
>>35386816It's the way it frames the hips and booty, right?
>>35386837We're Exalted, you think we give a fuck? Our current clothes are make primarily out of spun human emotions; they can literally be kept in shape by lust alone.
>>35386837It looks like there's a band at the top, could be a elastics or a string to tie it off hidden from view, not that that matters to Maka and her Soc 4 magic
>>35386857Lust for Maka's Glorious Solar Thighs
I want Maka to someday wear daisy dukes.
>>35386868As onlooker's lust grows they're empower to rise higher and higher up the legs, eventually creating a ZR singularity at which arousal become infinite.
>>35386838That could be it.Thigh-highs and the tabard are both good on their own, but combined they are, well, very charming.
>>35386093>Body Mending Meditation. Damn, just caught this one.
>>35386837We're Exalted. They work because we want them to work. If you really want to be anal about it, we can have our pet fae take one of our own mid-day wet-dreams, and literally physically forge them into a couple of invisible immortal pixies whose only purpose is to hold up our thigh-highs. This is EXALTED. That is NOT the most mundane use of reality-bending powers.
>>35386857>>35387008>having panties this tight in a knot
>>35386896Actually, we need to talk to our pet fae. Would it be unreasonable to ask for a gown that each mortal onlooker perceives as the one thing that covers the most skin but that arouses them the most, as an infinite tease? The more they want to see us naked, the more we appear to be wearing but it's even hotter?
>>35387024>implying we wear pantiesThat's one line we shall never cross.
>>35387042I'm fairly certain that a garment like that would only be able to function while in the Wyld.
>>35387129ts more powerful and influential. Hell, I think the most pampered members of the royal courts of the Realm have artifacts that do exactly this, and those work on the blessed isle.
>>35387154Its not something our pet Fae can do just on her own, that requires something more than just using gossamer.
>>35387154*There are 1 dot artifacts more powerful and influentialShit, why'd it cut off the first half of the sentence?
>>35387154And those are considered artifacts. Gossamer can't be made into artifacts, so...
What, no word on when the next thread might be?
>>35387253EF's schedule means the answer to that question is always "whenever he has time".
>>35387253He usually can't give an accurate date, just kind of does it when he can, keep an eye on his twitter, he usually starts around afternoon CET time
I'm hoping one of the power armors is a custom oricalcum version clearly originally intended for a certain golden child.
>>35387042I kinda like this idea.
>>35387814Before his untimely demise? I'd like that.
>>35387814The one not!Maka murdered herself, that would be sad
>>35387814>Maka remembers his face everytime she wears itSounds like fun
>>35387959Would neatly explain why they were were used
>>35387814Speaking the suits, who's going to get the?Assuming we pass out the Jade weapons to our DBs according to Jade material then:Samiel will get the Red Jade SpearZareen will get the BowIrene gets the Longsword
>>35388049I say we hand them over to Irene and let her try to reverse-engineer and mass-produce them. Give every soldier in Tianna a suit. Did you notice they had breathing devices? Our soldiers and marines could ambush the Lintha from below the waves.
>>35388107>I say we hand them over to Irene and let her try to reverse-engineer and mass-produce them. Give every soldier in Tianna a suit.That would be super cool, I don't think we'll have enough time to do that though, our truce with the Abyssals last only a week and we spent the first day exploring the Titan
>>35388107You can't mass produce them without the jade to make them, and only people with essence can use artifacts to begin with. Outfitting the whole army isn't practical, there's a reason most of the Almaty was high quality non-artifact weapons.
>>35388167>AlmatyArmoryMy phone's autocorrect is retarded
>>35388167Technically, they are composites of multiple magical materials, and can be used by non essence wielders, at a cost of some of their lifespan with the amount varying by armor type.
>>35388167If they were made with Jade at all. Remember, the armors were in the 'mortal retainer's weapons' section. They're not artifacts, except possibly part of the head piece. There's no obvious Jade in their construction at all. While it is outside of Tianna's current EXPERTISE to mass produce these suits, the material-costs (especially when one has a nearby friendly-fae-controlled-demense which can produce any mundane substance imaginable) is well within their budget. And likely will be even more feasible once the Lintha are dealt with.
we could use summoning the loyal steel to recover anything we stored in the past, assuming op lets th charm do that.
>>35388376Not like stuff that not!Maka stored if that's what you mean
>>35388376doubtful. IIRC, once an exalt dies, their attunement to all their artifacts breaks, and the stored artifacts return to creation either at their former owner's corpse, or randomly scattered. New host, new set of artifacts, new attunements.
>>35388403Items that were stored in a personal Elsewhere pocket pop up around the Exalt when they die don't they?Like drop loot
>>35388374Its Ashigaru Skirmish armor. By RAW, each 1st age copy is a 3 dot artifact.
>>35388426Where's the stat block for that?
>>35388448Book of Sorcery, Wonders of the Lost age, Page 79. It could be tiger shark armor, but that was in cannon originally designed under the shogunate.
>>35388426is it? We don't have a name, and I remember Ashigaru being bulkier heavy-combat-armor. BRB, checking Wonders of the Lost Age.
>>35388466>ASHIGARU SKIRMISH ARMOR> In appearance, the suit combines a helmet and a skintight bodysuit layered with light plates of magical alloys protecting the legs, arms and torso.The picture is pretty bulky but the description sounds pretty light, especially if they are suppose to be scout suits
>>35388507The description of its sound-dampening and healmet systems is still throwing me. Those weren't Ashigaru-standard systems. They weren't even Yoroi or Tiger-Shark. They have to be custom-designed. Because the only armors I'm seeing that have all these features together are minimum Artifact 4 power armors and cannot be used by mortals, unless they have the armor-interface-implanted-amulets. Even then, High First Age? Nobody would hand an Artifact4 suit of powered armor to a mortal. Not even Half Castes rated that level of resource investment.
>>35388604Could it be unarmored Gunzosha?
>>35388604It is most likely an upgraded Ashigaru variant. There were most certainly more varieties of power armor than those in the book. And honestly, we don't really have any examples of what Half Castes were normally equipped with. If Maka's first age incarnation was willing to spend the time to forge her only child's armor personally, or traded favors with her twilight, it could easily be a 4 or 5 dot artifact, though one admittedly optimized for a mortal.
>>35388701Also keep in mind they were made to guard a Directional Titan, you don't want to skimp on you security there.
>>35388604Actually, they DID hand out artifact 4 equipment to mortals routinely. A 1st age Gunzosha armor IS artifact 4. (Though mortal power armor is hideously overpriced)
What about that moonsilver bike we found, what was that?
>>35388641A stripped down 'scout gunzosha'? Maybe. I'm not ruling it out. >>35388701True, it could be an advanced Ashigaru. No matter what it is, we need to get it to the more technically minded Exalts. Let them work out the whats-and-hows of making more of it.As for Half-Castes, the only record I know of of a Half Caste getting an Artifact from their parent was when a Solar invented an entire species of magical-monkey-things to babysit his half-caste son so he wouldn't be bothered with things like 'fatherhood'. Or those insane manikin-doll things with illusion powers to entertain them.Much of the technology and magic of the First Age is lost to modern mag-technicians, sorcerers, and Exalts. We need to stop thinking of the disabled Titan as a store-house of things to use, and more like a coded library of things we can bring back to common usage for everyone.
>>35388818>We need to stop thinking of the disabled Titan as a store-house of things to use, and more like a coded library of things we can bring back to common usage for everyone.After we've taken advantage of it first
>>35388818You have a point. Remember those guns that shot us? They fired basic iron nails. A lot of them, very VERY fast. Forget about what that can do to mortals for a second and think about what it would do to FAE. Had we had this tech earlier, taking out the swamp would have been a cake walk.
>>35388818>As for Half-Castes, the only record I know of of a Half Caste getting an Artifact from their parent was when a Solar invented an entire species of magical-monkey-things to babysit his half-caste son so he wouldn't be bothered with things like 'fatherhood'. Or those insane manikin-doll things with illusion powers to entertain them.Right, but they didn't dedicate the whole book to halfcastes (that would be silly), so its probable that they did have some fairly nice armor. However, when it comes to upgrading our military we have to keep several things in mind:1. We have an extremely limited supply of actual exalts, which will force us to rely heavily on elite mortals (Preferably tiger warriors with awakened essence)2. We have a pet fae, which allows for several options that even the first age didn't take advantage of (airship hulls are MUCH cheaper and faster for Fae to make)
>>35388994I agree. We have to look at what can be applied broadly to all our soldiers/followers/allies. While we will(must) take the field, what we REALLY need is a support structure of out-of-combat-exalts working to make sure that we have reliable backup and comfortable/safe civilians back home.