https://twitter.com/QM_Auri (Twitter)http://pastebin.com/u/QMAuri (Character Sheets)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=miasma+quest (Previous Threads)Glen cries out in pain when he is placed on the table.A water soaked Jin begins shouting orders “Bart, go and get the village doctor, now! Valerie set a large amount of water to boil and bring all the clean rags you can.” He turns to you and Sarah “You two quit your gawping and help me get his armor off.”Bart runs out of the building faster than you have ever seen before. You and Sarah run up to help remove Glen’s armor, it’s soaked all the way through with blood. The blood on your hands makes unbuckling the straps a difficult task. “Grit your teeth, we're going to have to sit you up.” Jin props Glen up as quickly as he can. Glen screams out and then is quiet. He passed out from the pain. Once Glen’s torn armor is fully removed you can see the source of the blood flow. On Glen’s chest and arms are what appear to be several tears in his skin. In a few of the tears you see jagged metal shards sticking out. “What the hell happened!?” you exclaim.“We had tracked Bart and Eric’s path as we were supposed to. We found out that they had been attacked by slavers and that Eric had been killed.” He pauses staring at Glen’s body. “We waited until night to break Bart free. Everything went well, except for us being tracked.” He sighsValerie comes back out of breath with the rags, Jin takes one in both of his hands and presses down on Glen’s wounds. [1/2]
>>35941967“We were attacked not too far out the village. We fought them off for the most part, but… they throw an explosive to cover their retreat. This idiot pushed me out of the way and took the brunt of the blast.” Jin presses down harder. “You two idiots get a rag and help me. Valerie go and bring the water, the doctor will need it.” You and Sarah press down on Glen’s wounds. Sarah has yet to say a word since seeing Glen. The door bursts open again. Bart and a young looking thin man come in soaked. The young man gives Bart his bag, rolls up his sleeves, and quickly approaches Glen. He presses his fingers to his neck. “Quickly, the pliers and the cutting tool.” The doctor yells to Bart. Bart opens the bag and pulls out the tools.“You the large one.” The doctor looks at Bart. “Pin down his torso will all of your strength.” He looks at Jin “You his legs.” The doctor places his body on one of Glen’s arms, he looks at you “You, his free arm. Make sure he doesn’t move!” The three of you get into place, the doctor takes a rag in one hand and the pliers in another and begins scrubbing a wound.Roll 1d20 for your hold on Glen. Median result or average.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>35942013
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>35941967Nice another quest so soon.
>>35942237The doctor begins the scrub away some of the hanging flesh from one of Glen’s wounds. Immediately Glen regains consciousness and begins writhing in pain. The blood on your hands allows for Glen’s arm to slip a bit under your grasp.He breaks free and smacks you in the chin while doing so.“Hold down that arm!” the doctor doesn’t take even a moment to look away from his work. You clench down on Glen’s forearm as tight as your strength can muster, putting you whole weight on top of it. You feel it fighting against your small body and you feel something sharp dig into your stomach, but you manage to keep his arm down. The doctor begins to dig into one of Glen’s wounds with his pliers. Bart grunts while pinning down Glen’s chest. Even with his burly body he has some trouble. “He was always stronger than he looked.” Bart redoubles his effort. Glen begins to scream again from the pain. “Can’t you give him anything to ease the pain?” Valerie looks at Glen’s pained face. “He’s lost too much blood at this point, it wouldn’t be safe.” The doctor continues to pry the metal pieces free from Glen. Sarah who has been quiet the whole time walks up Glen’s head. She kneels down and gently starts running his blonde hair through her fingers. “Shhhh, you’ll be fine” She says quietly and begins whispering something into his ear. He stops screaming out but his face still shows his pain.“So close to death and still he wants to keep his bravado, what a fool.” Jin says still pinning Glen’s legs down. [1/2]
>>35942861The doctor makes quick work of the wounds and has closed most of them. “There’s something wrong with him.” He says while still working on a shoulder. “His blood is too thin, it’s not clogging up as well as it should.” The doctor closes the last of Glen’s wounds on his upper arms. “I think he may have been poisoned by something, but I don’t see anything like that on the metal.” He wipes his hands off on a bloody rag. “If this keeps up I’m afraid he won’t last the night.” The doctor turns to Jin. “Tell me, did he show any signs of sickness before he was injured?” “No, he was perfectly healthy and his same annoying self.” Jin responds frustrated.“Hmm…” the doctor ruminates “I’ll give him a few antidotes for poisons that cause his symptoms. I’m afraid there’s nothing else I can do.”If he wasn’t poisoned there must be something that was missed, something overlooked. >I don’t know. (Keep Quiet)>Write in
>>35942880>The lizardmen might know something. They live out there. Ask the captain how to find S'Bon.
>>35942880Check his forearm, it said that something dug into you. >>35943109I'm not sure if we enough time, plus is the captain even here?
>>35942880Check forearm for anomalies.
>>35943293“Wait!” Everyone turns to you. “I felt something in the arm I was pinning down, can you check it doctor?” The doctor quickly walks to the other side of Glen and pulls up his left arm. He rubs his palm from Glen’s wrist down to his shoulder, on the second pass he stops midway. “My pliers!” He holds his hand open expectedly.Bart passes the tool. He slowly digs into Glen’s flesh once again. “What in the world?” The doctor pauses for a few seconds and then pulls a small object out of Glen’s forearm. A small blue-gray crystal shard is clasped in the doctor’s pliers.The doctor looks at the opening he dug through. “It’s bleeding normally…” He places the pliers and crystal down and begins tracing Glen’s torso. After a few moments he stops at Glen’s armpit and repeats the operation. A smaller blue-gray crystal is pulled out. Making sure to check several times, the doctor finds no other spots that require attention. He pulls off the dressing on one of Glen’s wounds and reopens it slightly. “It’s clotting.” He sighs and recloses the wound. He turns to you “I think you may have saved this man’s life.” He smiles, wipes down his hands, and extends one to you.You accept the hand.“I’m Doctor Clark, you have my thanks.”
>>35943978“I’m Alena.” you realize that you forgot to wipe down your own hands. “Ahh, sorry.”“Not at all.” He turns to the rest of the room. “Is there someplace we can put him so he can rest comfortably.”“Only on the second floor, but I’ll prepare a cot for him here.” Valerie rushes away. “We’re down now. You can relax.” The doctor announces as Jin and Bart finally let go of Glen’s body. Sarah remains kneeling, still caressing Glen’s head.“If that’s all I’m going to bed.” Jin turns to Glen. “Thanks…” He walks upstairs. “I think I’ll do the same, I’ve been on the road for weeks.” Bart looks at you. “The new recruit huh? It’s good to have you aboard.” You extend your hand but he grabs you into a lung squeezing hug. “C-can’t breathe.” You wheeze out. You don’t think he hears you because his hug continues for a few more seconds. He finally lets you go and walks over to Glen.Bart lifts Glen onto the newly made cot.“He owes you his life, this one” Bart nods at Glen. “Be sure to get something good out of it. He laughs and retires to his long-awaited room.You don’t know when, but it has stopped raining.Doctor Clark finishes packing his things and walks to the door. He turns back as he opens the door “If you would, please keep an eye on him in case something happens. It would be good to have someone so observant watching him.” He leaves. You turn back to Glen’s body to see Sarah still watching over him. You see that he is good arms but something could happen where you might be needed.>Leave him with Sarah>Volunteer to watch too>Write in
>>35944005>Leave him with Sarah>>35943161Good catch anon. Finally something goes right for a change.
>>35944005>Write inGrab blanket's for Sarah and yourself, she takes first watch in a chair while we bed down near by. We take over watching Glen when she needs to rest.
>>35944005>Leave him with SarahCheck on her later with some food and a blanket.
>>35944005The plot thickens. >Leave him with SarahWe're still going for that wingman thing right?>>35944068Thanks m8.
>>35944223You go to a closet and pull out two spare blankets.You return and drape one over Sarah’s shoulders and one over Glen’s lower body. Sarah turns and beams a smile at you, conveying her thanks for many things. You smile back. “Good night Sarah and Glen.” Valerie leaves only one lantern on, and places it by Sarah. She says her good-nights. You and her walk away from Sarah and Glen. “It’s not empty anymore.” Valerie grins.The sun beating on your face lets you know it’s well past time for you to get up. You drag yourself out of the temptress you call your bed, put on your gear, and head downstairs. “Hello Alena, may I offer you some breakfast.” Valerie says looking and sounding energetic and chipper, contrasting with yourself quite drastically. “Or perhaps it should be lunch, it is almost time.”“Lunch it is.” You yawn and turn to the scene of drama from earlier.You see Sarah sitting in a chair next to Glen reading a book. Judging from her clothes and tired look she hasn’t moved much since you left her last night. “Sarah, go to bed. Alena or I will switch with you and keep good watch over Glen.” Valerie chimes while placing your plate down on the counter.“Not yet~.” She calls back in a cheerful note. You wonder just how everyone can so active with how much happened yesterday. You sit down at the counter and place your chin in your palm. You recoil in pain, remember Glen’s blow from last night. You then place your check in your palm, and wince and cry out. You resign that you will have to hold up your head without help from your arms.You sigh and begin to devour your food. [1/?}
>>35945123Valerie speaks up again “You missed many things this morning, Alena.” She pauses to remember. “The doctor came by earlier, he's quite handsome don't you think? Anyway, he said that with a few days of bedrest, Glen should be fine.”“That’s great to hear!” you exclaim, casting off your tiredness. She continues “The captain and Jin went to investigate the shards that were found in Glen’s body.” At the word “captain” you tense up in embarrassment. “Did the captain mention anything about me?”“Yes, he did in fact.” She replies.Your heart starts beating faster.“He said that he wanted you to see what the new recruit is made out of, since he isn’t from an academy.” You sigh in relief.She smiles. “We’re you expecting something else?”“No, not at all.” You turn your face to your food lest Valerie’s eyes catch something from your mind.“Hmmm.” You can feel her interest building.“I better get to doing what the captain ordered.” You leave not having finished all your food. You walk as quickly as you can to the practice yard.As you walk out into the sunlight you see Bart doing pushups with Vincent sitting cross-legged on his back. Vincent gets up at the sight of you. “H-He insisted that I help him warmup.”“You’re too light for a warmup.” Bart stands and brushes his hands.You turn to Vincent “Nice to see you making friends already, but now it’s time to see what you’re made out of.” You walk over to the practice weapon rack and toss him a wooden longsword and pull out a wooden shortsword for yourself.”“If you want Alena. I could test him out. I’ve been itching to come back here to train for weeks.” Bart proclaims.>Spar with Vincent>Let Bart spar with Vincent>Suggest you Spar with Bart>Write in
>>35945159>Let Bart spar with Vincent
>>35945159>Suggest you spare with Bart then the winner spar with VincentI want to see how strong Bart is personally.
>>35945436“Alright then.” You put the wooden shortsword back on the weapon rack and you walk off to the side to observe.“Great!” Bart walks up to the weapon rack and pulls out a large wooden mallet. “Those bastard slavers took away my Jessica. Not before I smashed in four of their chests in with her! I will make do with this wooden version.”He turns and points at Vincent. “I didn’t go to the academy either, we are similar in regard. Come now and show me your manly resolve!” The shout boomed through the practice yard.You and Vincent both gulp. Bart makes for an even more imposing figure with just a wooden mallet. He stands a head taller than Vincent who is average height. “Can I get a shield as well, if not I’ll take a different sparring partner?” Vincent calls out to you.Bart tosses him a shield. There’s not much else you can do for him. “Begin!” you shout.Vincent immediately raises his shield and takes a more defensive stance. Bart responds with a charge, leading with his mallet. It seems wild and easily countered but before Vincent can react, Bart uses his mallet as it were a shovel knocking Vincent’s shield upward. Bart follows with a direct kick to Vincent’s chest plate, sending him flying back. Vincent recovers and returns to his stance. He advances slowly with both his sword arm raised as well as his shield. He lunges forward trying to score a strike. Bart dodges.“You’ll have to do better than that.” Bart taunts and swings his mallet. Vincent parries the mallet and goes for what would be the winning blow with his sword. [1/2]
>>35946218Bart responds by side stepping the sword and then shoving Vincent viciously down to the ground with his arm. He goes for the winning blow.“I yield!” Vincent cries out. Bart stops his attack and instead offers his hand to help Vincent up. “Good match, recruit. You really did surprise me when you stopped my mallet.” Bart praises. “What do you think Alena?”“Hmm, your footwork is solid, as is your technique, but you’re too cautious. Just because he’s larger than you doesn’t mean you can’t take him down.” You say from personal experience. “Unusually good form for a common guard, where did you learn it from?” you ask.Vincent is silent for a moment. “Rena and I would always practice together. My captain called her a prodigy…” He trails off, unable to continue.Sensing a sensitive topic Bart changes the subject. “Well, he shows potential. I think he will make it here just fine.” Bart punches Vincent in the arm.“I’m still ready to train more, how about you Alena?” Bart asks>Spar with Bart>Excuse yourself inside to check in on Sarah/Glen>Write in
>>35946253>Excuse yourself to check in on Sarah/Glen.
>>35946253>Excuse yourself inside to check in on Sarah/Glen
>>35946253>Spar with BartGotta do better in future combat.
>>35946477While you do think that you may have learned something from sparring with someone as capable as Bart, you deign it’s better not to risk being injured yourself with how Glen is. “I’ll pass for now, Bart. I want to go check in on Glen and Sarah.” You respond.“Ahh, that’s a shame. Some other time then, hmm?” Bart rubs his chin. “Well then, I guess it’s just you and me for now recruit. We’ll work on getting you up to snuff.” Bart places his hands on Vincent’s shrinking shoulders. “Have fun, you two.” You wave teasingly as you walk back inside.You walk up to Sarah as she is finishing up some soup. “How’s he doing?” you take a seat across from Sarah. “He’s doing very well. I managed to get him to swallow a few spoonfuls of my broth.” She stares at a sleeping Glen. “I was going to wash his body myself, but Valerie insisted that Jin do it and the captain ordered that he do it alone.”You burst out in laughter “I would have paid to see Jin reduce his prideful self to washing Glen like that.” you say collecting yourself.“The captain ordered Valerie and me out of the room to respect Glen’s privacy.” Sarah grins. “How have you been holding up?” you look at Sarah. “I’m much better than I was last night, if that’s what you’re asking.” She sets the empty bowl aside, and looks at her boots. “I’m just not looking forward to telling Glen that I ruined the boots he bought me.” “You ruined what?” Glen’s voice asks quietly. You and Sarah both stare at Glen mouth agape. Nothing is said for a long time.Finally Glen breaks the silence. “Good morning?” he looks at the two of you confused.“Good night.” Sarah collapses on Glen’s cot resting her sleeping head on his stomach.
>>35946983That's where I'm ending it for tonight. As always, thank you all very much for playing. If you have any questions or comments about the quest please feel free to post themhttps://twitter.com/QM_Auri (Twitter)http://pastebin.com/u/QMAuri (Character Sheets)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=miasma+quest (Previous Threads)
>>35946983D'aww thanks for running op
>>35947002Thanks for running. This is my favorite quest.
>>35946983So much cute stuff happens and then so much violent stuff happens, it's crazy. Thanks for the quest Auri, see ya around.
>>35947039>>35947070>>35947075It's these kinds of inspiring comments that keep me going. Thanks a lot guys!