A single, burning, shocking jolt of pain in your chest and shoulders slams you awake for a handful of confused seconds. Your mind is suddenly flooded by sensations, sounds and flashes of light in front of your eyes. You hear voices, but can't understand what they are saying.Then, feeling like you've been stabbed with a red-hot iron poker, you drift right back to unconsciousness.Some time later, you are woken up by a second brief flash of pain, much smaller in intensity, but entirely unexpected: a slap on your cheeks, in a rapid one-two succession.You open your eyes, and see a dark, cloudy, overcast sky. Menacing. Ghastly flashes of lightning boil and brew in its bowels."Not dead yet." You hear Zaan's cheerful voice, entirely at odds with the present situation, as his smiling face, a bit smeared with blood, peeks into your field of view.You realize he's handling your numb body, wrapping it in tight white bandages soaked in an itchy, jelly-like cream that is slowly returning sensation to your body. The sensation is, mostly, what you'd imagine from getting burned, your skin peeled off, and then having coarse-grained sand rubbed all over you.Lifting an arm in front of your eyes, you realize that that's pretty much what actually happened: flaps of skin have peeled off you, exposing flesh and muscles underneath. Like a burn, but with no actual heat damage.You suddenly realize that you don't want a mirror right now. A corner of your mind is grateful for the Exalted gift of healing without scars.Lying on the floor by you, you spot the two hard-light blades (which actually look more like glass) that were wedged in your back.(Cont.)
...actually, the floor. Broken, uneven wood tiles and planks, stone, flesh, thick skin, bone plates and scales. You're still on the ship. The Murdering Heart. You're nested in a small pile of broken rubble, both material and biological, and Lintha corpses."Did she wake up?" Five Tails' voice, followed by light, silent steps next to you. Her hand appears, offered to help you stand back up. "Are you alright?">I'm alright.>I'm not alright.>How long have I been out? What did I miss?>Any news of the Gloria?>Any news of our reinforcements?>(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>Any questions?http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag
>>36094531>How long have I been out? What did I miss?Commander mode now, also gross.Nice to see you EF
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36094562Dicedicedice
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36094531>I'm alright.>How long have I been out? What did I miss?
>>36094531Is Karas alright too?>Full healthBMM was a great choice.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36094531>>How long have I been out? What did I miss?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36094531>>How long have I been out? What did I miss?>>Any news of the Gloria?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36094531>I'm alright.>>How long have I been out? What did I miss?
>>36094531>>I'm not alright.>>How long have I been out? What did I miss?>3 AM start
>>36094531>How long have I been out? What did I miss?>Any news of the Gloria?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36094646More likely EF forgot about it. Getting flayed isn't something you bounce back from quickly, even for an Exalt.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36094562>>36094646>>36094701>>36094702Dice anons, turn on your dice
>>36094712Our essence regeneration isn't usually that quick as well.
Rolled 1 (1d10)What did we spend our XP on last thread? I've forgotten and don't recall buying anything but the sheet says we did.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36094701>3 AM startA true American horror story
>>36094720I think it was BMM. The last charm we bought.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36094720Last thing was BMM if I'm not mistaken.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36094747>>36094750You are correct, I was confused as I was reading the last thread to refresh my memory and the first part of the char sheet hadn't updated the XP, but the second half did.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36094531>I'm alright.>How long have I been out? What did I miss?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36094531>>How long have I been out? What did I miss?Status report, number Shark.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>36094531>I'm alright>Any news of the Gloria?
>>36094646Damnit, i uploaded the wrong sheet. You're at 3/5 health and 5/6 essence. Sorry.Still, without BMM you'd be still at 1/5.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36094934First shot of the night
>>36094934That's actually a really solid regen rate. I'm impressed.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36094934Still great
>>36094934Did Zaan's first aid have anything to do with the rapid healing or was it all BMM?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36094962it helps that we're also being healed by Zaan who has some skill as a doctor. We'd probably be at 2/5 without his specific medical attention to back up BMM
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36094531Dice are being iffy tonight
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095009It's /tg/ dice anon, they are iffy every night
Your head spins as you struggle to keep your footing. Your legs wobble and your knees are weak."...what did I miss?" you ask, scanning your surroundings. You must be in some corner of the ship, looks like they dragged you here..."You went down hard, but we managed to take out those two demons." Zaan informs you. "You sure soak up a lot of punishment." He adds, with a tone of healthy admiration in his voice."So they were demons?" That makes sense."The ship's captain, someone the Lintha apparently call just the Admiral, summons them. They're quick and hit hard, and work in pairs.""Summons?" You wonder. "Not summoned?""There are more pairs stalking the ship. Whatever a pair sees, all other pairs know instantly. They're all connected. Five and that other guy took down other two to cover our retreat here.""...I've been out how long, exactly?""I dunno, ten minutes? You just missed a couple more scuffles." He ties a bandage around your waist, painfully tight. You notice he's also wounded, a large, deep cut along his right arm, almost down to the bone. "We avoided those curse-eyes and holed up here to catch our breath and patch you up. They're scouring the ship looking for us. We put a dent in their manpower, so they might take a few more minutes before they find us.""Karas?" You're suddenly distressed by the fact that he doesn't see him anywhere around. Five is peeking around the corner of the pile of rubble, holding in hand... the moonsilver switch-blade you found in the Titan. You suddenly realize you no longer have it on you, but then, your clothing exploded and all you wear now is a nice set of mummy cosplay, so there isn't even anywhere you could keep it. Zaan even removed your gauntlets and boots to treat you better: they're lying next to you."That's his name? He was badly wounded, but didn't want to get patched up and ran off somewhere. I couldn't stop him." He explains with a noncommittal shrug. "What happens now?"(Cont.)
>>36094980>>36094982Yes.>we look for the Gloria.>we look for this Lintha Admiral.>we look for Karas.>we smash everything we can find.>we try and find a way inside and sneak into the hold.>we cover you while you try and sink this boat with sorcery. You can do that, right?>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36095126>>we look for the Gloria.>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36095126>we look for Karas.Then>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36095126>>we look for Karas.I get the feeling Maka is going to be frantic to find her little brother after just recently learning he's still alive.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36095126>get Five Tails to look for her husbando and the Gloria while>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095126>we smash everything we can find.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095153I also imagine she's frantic to find out about the Gloria after last thread
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36095126>>we look for Karas.>>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36095126>we look for the Gloria>we look for Karas
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36095126No info on the Gloria?>get Five Tails to look for her husbando and the Gloria And>we look for Karas.We need to get our bro inline so we can properly wreck their crap while we wait for reinforcements.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095126>we look for KarasStop charging ahead you idiot.
>>36095177>We need to get our bro inlineFucking Valor 5 man
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095204Dawn Castes manNo respect for a plan when you can block any attack and kill anything that bleeds.
>>36095276Wasn't Merela a Zenith?
>>36095212>and kill anything that bleeds.And most things that don'tRemember that time Merela strangled a Primodial to death.Dawn Castes man.>>36095303Nope.
>>36095314Damn it, I delete the post to correct a typo and make another one by forgetting the question mark.
Everything hurts, but, seeing the extent of your wounds, you're amazed by the fact that you're still alive, and by how LITTLE it hurts, actually.You'll angst about how your powers alienate you from humanity some other time (or, better yet, not at all): you have work to do now."...we need to find Karas." You mumble, slipping your weapons back on, donning gloves and wearing boots."We could follow the trail of blood and bits of stipped skin and flesh." Grins Zaan. It's hard to tell if he's entirely serious or he's being morbidly sarcastic."...anything about the Gloria, by the way?" You ask Five."There's still the shell of black fog around the ship. No sign. Not even a wreck or flotsam, which could be a good sign thinking about it."Or it could mean the curse-eyes of the Murdering Heart annihiliated it entirely, everyone thinks, but no one says so aloud."Five Tails, you look for the Gloria.""And then what?""Improvise. Zaan, can you find Karas?"He kneels down and licks one of the many smears of blood all around the place, with an oddly thoughtful expression. He sniffs the air. "I can try."So he wasn't being sarcastic.Five Tails turns around and leaps, transforming in a brown-feathered hawk in mid-air. She immediately disappears in the black fog choking everything around you."You sure it's a good move to split up now?" Zaan wonders."No." You admit. "Let's move."He sniffs the air again, and wanders off to a side, across the horrendous deck of the demon-ship. You see signs of explosive burn damage, blackened craters scattered here and there, the evident signs of the Gloria's lightning ballistas striking true.They're cold. Not recent damage."He does taste a bit like you."(cont.)
Zaan's words startle you out of your idle train of thoughts."I'm sorry?""Five Tails told me he's your brother. Amazing that two people would Exalt in the same family.""No, no, I meant that thing about taste. Then did you "taste" me, exactly?" You almost start looking behind your arms searching for bite marks."Well, you left your blood eveywhere." He shrugs.That makes a certain amount of sense.Physical + night = 7 6 7 5 3Suddenly, Zaan grabs your arm and pulls you behind one of the yellowish pillars rising from the ship's deck, motioning you to remain silent.You let him do. You noticed them as well. Another pair of those demons, leading a team of five crewmen. They are armed with something that surprises you: flamepieces, loaded and primed. They advance carefully and nervously."Where the heck did that maniac go?""We hosed him with enough fire to roast a kraken. He can't have gone far.""Hey, Sharden, shouldn't we lift this fog screen? At this point it's going us more harm than good."<"That's for the Admiral to decide. Are you the Admiral?">"Er... I-"<"Then be silent.">Zaan makes you a hand sign, pointing further ahead, perpendicular to the direction the group is wandering towards.>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.>surprise attack time!>(Other?)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36095541>>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.What one group of those freaks know the rest know. Let's not let the entire crew know our exact location.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095541>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36095541>>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095541>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.
>>36095541>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.>That tiny dice poolWe need to up our abilities, I feel like we should have at least a 3 in everything
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36095541>>stay hidden, let them pass by, then sneak past.Stealth is not our strong point, but we're not in a condition to solo two demons and a bunch of flampeice-wielders.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36095563Well, we've rolled well on this one regardless.
>>36095563I agree, plus upping our Eclipse would let us learn Old Realm, which would be really useful going forward
>surprise attack time
>>36095576Yeah, I'm just remembering all the times we've failed Twilight and Night rolls in the past. I'm getting a little tired of it.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36095545>>36095548>>36095551>>36095554>>36095570>>36095576>>36095589This is the best we've ever rolled when trying to be sneaky and perceptive
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095596I'm getting suspicious now. We don't DO sneaky and perceptive.
>>36095583I agree that Maka should up her eclipse rating and learn more languages. That way she can become a cunning linguist.
>>36095604The dice are just trying to prove that anon who want us to up our Night wrong.He must have offended them in some way to cause them to favor the rest of us in such a manner.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36095605I'd say that maxing Zenith for the IKB upgrade and AST is way more important.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36095680AST was what again?
You nod silently. Of course, knowing that these demons have... Linked telepathy, or whatever it is they have, means that it's impossible to avoid them raising the alarm the moment you-"FOR GEM AND THE SUN UNCONQUERED!"You see Zaan's face turn into one of utter horror and shock as a flying Karas emerges from the thick smoke in mid-dropkick.Once again you're grateful you don't have a mirror. You'd imagine your own being much, much worse.The impact knocks one of the two demons into the other, and both to ground clumsily as they struggle to bring their glass blades to bear on the reckless solar.His armor is shredded down to bits and scraps, his skin flayed here and there and covered in cuts both shallow and deep. A large burn mark has blackened half his face, and another burned a hole in his lower andomen. He still has a glowing Anima and castemark, a leftover from previous fights probably.He has one of the demons' own blades in hand, probably taken from another pair. As he comes crashing down on top of the pile, he drives it down with savage force, pinning both bodies to the floor in a flashing spray of technicolor blood.You facepalm. The soldiers spread around and begin opening fire, without caring that they are hosing Firedust on their own summoned demons.The sudden spike in remperature washes over you as the burst of light paints the ship's deck. The Lintha quickly spread out in a half-circle as they focus their jets of flame on Karas, who instantly disappears in the conflagration.Physical + night = 10 3 7 9 8 = 5 successesToo shocked and preoccupied by Karas' sudden attack, the group has basically spread out around your hiding place. You're in perfectly clear sight and barely one meter away from the two closest Lintha, but no one noticed you yet.>roll away silently, keep hidden>stay hidden, don't move>try and take them out stealthily>try and take them out quickly>(other?)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out quicklyThose two demons already have let the rest know either by telling them or just dying where they are. Let's murder those extras and appropriate their flamepieces.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36095710>roll away silently, keep hidden
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out quicklyOh, little brother, you're the best.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out quickly
>>36095710>>try and take them out stealthily
>try and take them out quicklyHm, expected him to shout "FOR MAKA", but I guess Gem works for that.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36095737dice
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out quicklyActivate SHS
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out stealthily
Rolled 1 (1d10)So what are Maka's tata's called?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out quickly
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095752To attempt to give them a mundane label is to deny their divinity. They simply ARE.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36095710>>try and take them out quicklyREMOV LINTHA
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36095710>>try and take them out stealthilyActiveate SHSAlso goddamn our rolls suddenly turned to shit
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095710>try and take them out quicklyMore are on there way already I think, take these out now.
>>36095752Blessed and Divine
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095752>>36095761Limited creatures of blood and flesh. You touch my breasts, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36095771SHS should still be activated from before. We activated that and IKB when we first hit the deck.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36095782It's been a while though. I dunno if SHS would last through our bout of unconsciousness.
>>36095782I am pretty sure one scene has passed due to us collapsing so both IKB and SHS should be down.
>>36095782It's a scene long and that was a separate scene, it will have deactivated since then, we need to reactivate it.I vote we do so, and IKB
>>36095710Charms up and away
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095790>>36095796Well there's only one way to know for sureEF are our charms still up from before or did they wear off when we passed out.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36095804>EF are our charms still up from before or did they wear off when we passed out.Yeah that's an important point we need clarification on.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36095796yeah same, we need to finish this fight fast, get Karas back to the others and hit and run while we wait for reinforcements to do the heavy lifting
>>36095710>"FOR GEM AND THE SUN UNCONQUERED!Brother has a great battlecry
>>36095825With the fog still up around the demon ship, it's possible we are on out own out here. Might have to gank the captain to get the fog down.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095853well that's gonna be a tall order with how much those two demons and that curse beam fucked us and our brother up
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36095853Remember what those lintha crew said though. The fog was making it tough for them to even find us. I mean they just got blindsided by a Solar who's rapidly making himself known as even LESS subtle than maka. I think we should let them keep the fog up and use it to smash their weapons to pieces.
>>36095842>Tia hears Kara's battlecry>decides to come up with her own battlecry>delivers ultimatelunar bullshit attack and shouts>"FOR MAKA'S DIVINE AND BLESSED">win for the glory of Maka's tits
>>36095779Was tha a commission?
>>36095864That beam is down right?Like, I know Karas tore the big eye out, but I'd it gone for good?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36095871Fuck yesWe need another Tia PoV, I wanna go corpse engineering for Maka's girls again
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36095896I think from what EF said there's more than one eye. Zaan and Five tails mentioned avoiding more and they arrived after Karas deadlifted that shit like a pro.
>>36095893No, it just from the same artist that did Maka's original art
>>36095911Was that a commission though? My memory is fuzzy
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095919Nope
>>36095919Nope. We just stole it for ourselves.
>>36095919Not from us
"Well, fuck it."[SOLAR HERO STYLE][ESSENCE: 4/6]Physical + dawn + SHS = 10 8 7 2 6 3 2 1 3 = 4 successesOne of the Lintha turns around, distracted by your remark. He stares at you, astonished.You smile gracefully and take his head clean off the shoulders with a butterfly kick.Everyone lowers his rifles, staring at the head rolling on the uneven deck, then up to you.Zaan leaps out from behind the pillar and grapples with another Lintha for a second, then taking a bite out of his neck with his razor-sharp teeth. With a spray of blood, he falls noisily.Just as the other pirates draw fresh flamepieces on you, another one is slammed down on deck by one of the two demon corpses, with still the blade running it through, wielded like a hammer brought down on a nail by Karas, who has now some extra burn marks but looks still as lively as ever.Panicking, the two Lintha left discharge their sidearms on Zaan, who is instantly covered in liquid flames that carbonise the mauled corpse slumped at his feet and stick on him viciously. You hear him screaming in pain.>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other one>try and take them out both at once>try and rescue Zaan from the flames first of all>(other)
>>36095919The only commission so far for this quest is that one made by deculture. The rest are all drawthread requests and one NSFE piece by toorops.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36095941>>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneI think Karas knows what to do
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095941>try and rescue Zaan from the flames first of all.
>>36095931>>36095935>>36095937Oh so it was an OC we stole for Maka's image then?
>>36095919Nope. It's by this guyhttp://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=35907 Looking at it, he also it the art for Karas
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095941>>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other onehalp
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36095941>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneTake out the threats first, something we learned last thread.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095941>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other one
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36095941>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneStop, Drop, Roll!
>>36095941>>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneActivate Ten ox
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36095941>>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneREMOV PIRAT
>>36095941>>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneAlso Iron Kettle Body
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36095941>>36095977>Also Iron Kettle BodySeconding this
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36095941>try and rescue Zaan from the flames first of all
Rolled 6 (1d10)Oof, these rolls
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36096007these rolls, they do indeed suck
>>36095977>>36095999No need for that yet. Let's save it for when we're facing the summons.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36095941>>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other one
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36095941>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other oneAlso Iron kettle body>>36095963Given the only other Brown he has drawn is an elf, I guess we'll have to look elsewhere for our little sister>>36096007>>36096009Then then it's a good thing we didn't try to take out both
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36096020well as long as these extra's can't take any more HP off we can save it, but I don't know if they will or not
>>36096020We don't have any natural soak and can't afford to lose any health at this point
>>36096056> not real's Brown girlI'd post a pic of I wasn't on my phone
>>36095941>take out one of the two, trust Karas with the other one>Iron Kettle Body>>36096095You should've let something like that stop you.
>>36096056If our little sis manages to exalt too then that's going to be pushing fate just a little too far
>>36096119So what would she be?Full Moon?Fire Aspect?Chosen of Battles?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36096083Which is why we should get a decent suit of armor, so we don't have to waste activating IKB on extras like these and can save that valuable essence for bigger fights
>>36096132>that's going to be pushing fate just a little too farinb4 our sister exalts as a Sidereal.
>>36096119That's the one, you're a good man anon
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36096150inb4 she already has and already is in our circle and we don't know itand she approves of our choice of bedwarmers
>>36096119>You should've let something like that stop you.Shouldn't, that is literally the opposite of what I wanted to say
>>36096150That might actually be pheasible considering the position of power she would be in over several solars and lunars actually.
>>36096140Nah, she's Blue Slut's. She just also happens to be great at the both family skills - being hot and fighting. >>36096132Only Sidereals have Fate involved in their exaltation. An entire family exalting would certainly be unprecedented, but Samsara works in mysterious ways. Also, it would be fucking amazing if our family - mother, father, sister, brother - ended up being a full circle of Solars.
>>36096132That just means our family is awesome
>>36096173Is feasible, anon. But yes, with four Lunars, four Solars, some Abyssals, and a Directional Titan all in one place? There's about a 0% chance there aren't Sidereals about at least somewhere.
>>36096119>>36096140Why is there no picture of Ahoge girl in battle gear? If there was we would clearly know that the dark skin girl was our Night Caste with the Ahoge girl as her Lunar.
You just exchange a quick glance with Karas and a slight nod before springing into action.[IRON KETTLE BODY] [ESSENCE 3/6]Physical + dawn + SHS = 4 2 2 10 2 2 9 6 3 = 3 successesYou dash up to the Lintha and slam your fist into the back of his head, laying him down low. You misjudged your step and didn't connect solidly with your fist, however, and you see him immediately rolling and drawing another gun, pointing it at you.You pull back just barely in time, and the gout of flame singes your hair as it blazes past you and into the sky.Right after, you slam your fist down on the Lina, and he rolls out of the way.Zaan, badly burned all over, rolls on the ground as well, grabbing one of the slippery Lintha's arms with both hands and biting it just above the elbow, with the crunching noise of bone shattering.Screaming and struggling, the Lintha draws a pocket knife and stabs you in the neck just a moment before you manage to smash his skull with a good punch, nailing him to the deck in a very messy way.The knife slid on you without biting deep, just slicing a shallow cut on your skin.You turn to Karas and his own Lintha. You didn't pay attention to what happened, but you see the pirate's head, arms and legs placed on the deck like there was still a now-invisible chest holding them together. However, the essential body part in question seems to be missing.Your brother takes a deep sigh. "Whew. Good show.">good show my ass, you idiot>what have you been doing up to now?>let's stick together>keep going around and doing your thingCombined with:>we look for Five and the Gloria.>we look for this Lintha Admiral.>we smash everything we can find.>we try and find a way inside and sneak into the hold.>we cover you while Zaan tries and sink this boat with sorcery. You can do that, right?>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
>>36096160>inb4 she already has and already is in our circle and we don't know itInb4 she is actually Pyre Spark.
>>36096264>good show my ass, you idiot>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36096241>Why is there no picture of Ahoge girl in battle gear?There is, in their wedding night pics.>>36096264>good show my ass, you idiot>let's stick together>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.We need more help if we're gonna take on the Admiral and all those summons
>>36096241Our Circle being 3/5 our own family would be basically the best thing ever. Unfortunately, those are clearly pictures of our hot-as-fuck mother.
>>36096241Well there's this>>36096264>good show my ass, you idiot>let's stick together>we look for Five and the Gloria.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36096264>>let's stick together>we look for this Lintha Admiral.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36096264>>good show my ass, you idiot>>what have you been doing up to now?>>let's stick togetherThese three all segue into each other pretty naturally.>we smash everything we can find.Let's disarm this ship
>>36096264>let's stick together>we look fir the admiralBest bro.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36096295Keep forgetting my dice
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36096280>>36096295ROLL YOUR DICE ANONS, WE NEED THEM
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36096264>good show my ass, you idiot>we cover you while Zaan tries and sink this boat with sorcery. You can do that, right?
>>36096264>>good show my ass, you idiot>>what have you been doing up to now?>>let's stick together>we look for Five and the Gloria.>>36096286>There is, in their wedding night picsIs that what >>36096295 posted?
>>36096264>what have you been doing up to now?>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36096264>let's stick togetherHe's probably on 1 Health right now. >we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.Where is Tia?Thinking about the Gloria. Amata was also on the ship. If this Admiral hell is thinking anything like a Pirate should then this Admiral is now sailing back to the Atoll with Amata as a hostage. That way you can get something out of this battle regardless if the bleeding heart wins or not.
>>36096264>>let's stick together>we buy time, we keep them busy and guessing until we get our reinforcements.I'm kind of worried that Amata hasn't contacted us via Infallible Messenger
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36096264>good show my glorious ass, you idiot>"You could've died! I can't lose you again, you dumbass!">Hug him tightly, don't forget to hold him so his head is buried between our breasts, suffocating him.for maximum hilarity. >we look for this Lintha Admiral.Maybe killing him will unsummon the Demons?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36096310The dice don't stay on anon, it's a pain in the ass.
Rolled 2 (1d10)Dicedicedice
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36096343Our entire body got sandblasted to the point that raw muscle was exposed. If we even have breasts at the moment, they're certainly not the kind anyone except Tia, and she'd be worried sick about them growing back would enjoy.
Rolled 8 (1d10)Reposting these just in case anyone missed them
>>36096343I guess that works too.Inb4 he says her ass is a good show.
>>36096374>>36096386Man, These are so cute. Dat Lunar Husbando, dat family moment. Unf.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36096328No, in their wedding night pics all she's wearing is a blanket
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36096407That's all that Appearance-specced Lunars should ever wear, to be fair.
>>36096386Dare I ask why Karas is wearing a wedding dress?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36096264>>good show my ass, you idiot>>we look for Five and the Gloria.Need to regroup and reassess
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096366Nah, Maka's breasts are fine, i think the blast hit her mostly in the stomach and limbs.Not even the Pattern Spiders would dare let those babies be damaged.
>>36096420He is not. He's just wearing a dress.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096420The request was Maka and Karas bonding over make-up and clothes
>>36096264Also let's grab some of the flamey-things. They could be useful for crowd control without getting close.
>>36096386>>36096433>no heelsI'm disappoint.Karas is damn feminine looking, though. Wouldn't doubt he's able to trap someone.
>>36096464Plus they're southern weapons, they probably make us feel nostalgic.
>>36096482>Thinking Deculture draws silly detail like that unless you shell out cash
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096464They're not. They're much more narrow than that when they shoot - narrow enough that you have to aim not to miss, can shoot an object out of someone's hand, and so forth. They're basically flintlock pistols that fire an instant, very narrow flamethrower blast. They're rad, but in the same way a single-shot flintlock is rad when it comes to taking out a single tough guy; they're actually fucking terrible at crowd control. They require a special martial art to even hit two adjacent people with one blast. That said, they're an EXTREMELY Southern weapon. Maka and Karas are certainly familiar enough in their use to take some with them, even if they're punch-specialists.
>>36096482>Wouldn't doubt he's able to trap someone.We need to dress him in the most feminine clothing we can and introduce him to Pyre Spark, telling her he's family but forgetting to mention he's our brother. In fact, we must forget to use pronouns at all.
>>36096538I think he would object more to that than us fucking him
>>36096464We would need to get and carry around a supply of firedust, not only hard to get outside the south, but also problematic considering our inability to keep our clothes together in fights.
"Good show?" you echo back. "HOOD SHOW MY ASS, YOU IDIOT!"Karas winces, caught completely by surprise."You wandered off on your own!""You were safe and sound. Those two lunars-""I'm worried about you, moron! You're wounded! And besides, these demons are linked by telepathy! Every time you fight one, you alert all the others all over the ship!""...oh." you see his face slowly getting reasonably worried. "That explains why they were always on top of me."You facepalm. Again."I had a plan coming here, Karas. I might not be the most brilliant strategy this side of the Blessed Isle, but it was a fairly okay plan and I was proud of it. I even started thinking of it as a stepping stone towards becoming a better leader. AND! YOU! RUINED! EVERYTHING!" you punctuate the last words of your rant hammering your fist on one of the wax-like pillars, leaving four fist-shaped imprints on its surface."Uh." Karas is clearly shocked. "...I'm sorry. I, I wasn't thinking straight. I just wanted to finish this quickly so I could... I could catch up with you."He looks mortified. And you were about to lose control."...we will, Karas. But right now... Stick together. Don't run off on your own. Let's play this smart.""I'm not very good at being smart." He cleanly admits."Apparently that's supposed to be my job now." you reply, finding the idea a bit humorous. "I'm still learning myself, though. For now, we buy time and play hard to catch until we get reinforcements.""We have reinforcements? Karas asks. Meanwhile you see Zaan applying some kind of salve or cream all over his body, probably for treating his burns."We do. I have a plan, remember?" you grin."Let's go." the Lunar nods. He's clearly in pain, but you can't stop right now. You need to move.(Cont.)
>>36096558Maybe we should put on some armour at some point then?
>>36096520>They require a special martial art to even hit two adjacent people with one blast.And it is a really fun martial art too, even if it is very specialized and meant to turn you into an Old West Sherriff or in The Man Without a Name.As for getting those guns, I'm kind of worried about getting Ammo and with the reload speed.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096558It's just slightly more expensive outside of the South, and the point is more to scavenge then from pirates while aboard the ship.
>>36096568We would manage to lose that too, the Pattern spiders seem to love that.Yeriously though, armor would interfere with our martial arts, unless we can get some essence bracelets.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36096568We do have armor. It's called Iron Kettle Body.
>>36096568>every threadYou must get some sick pleasure from constantly saying that
>>36096544Hey, who knows? He's ought to be either rewarded or punished for what he did. We just don't need to give him a choice in the matter.I also wonder what his Great Curse is. Probably something related to Maka, considering hededicates his life to her. Some kind of uncontrollable obssessision?
>>36096581A dot resources more is more than just slightly, its also a problem of getting somewherewhere you can buy it.
>>36096613>His great curse is tha he goes FULL YANDERE on MakaI'm scared
>>36096613>He's ought to be either rewarded or punished for what he did. We just don't need to give him a choice in the matter.So we make him dress up as punishment THEN we fuck him. Good idea anon.
>>36096613>something related to MakaThats not how limit breaks work.At most it would be some overall martyr complex.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096575It's Golden Exhalation that lets you attack more than one person at once, actually. But yes, both flame piece martial arts are fucking rad. It's just important to remember that, despite being pocket flamethrowers, they operate in practice more like guns. They have only a single, instant flash, they have to be aimed carefully instead of just vaguely pointing forward, and they're terrible for crowds because they only hit one person and then need to be reloaded.
>>36096639Well, it is for Lunars I think, but that's not what he is.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36096613He was just as dedicated before exalting, so that's definitely not it.
>>36096538I'd approve of that, when it happens. Shit, I just eant to mess with him so much.>>36096544Whi says he'd object to the second?
>>36096648I'm saying his dedication could have been extrapolated by the Curse. Maka was already lecherous, IIRC, and it only got better after exalting.
>>36096647The lunars curse is something else, Tias thing is the solar bond, which can work out like that.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096620It's slight enough that flame pieces and fire cannons are used extensively in the West, especially by pirates, and that Tianna apparently has both a proper powdery in their armory and someone to supply it. They offered Maka some flame weapons right after exalting, and Irene said she has more than enough to make the gel rounds for her new Plasma Tongue Repeater.Sure, it's not the dirt cheap peasant weapon it is in the South, but it's not even remotely hard to get ahold of outside of the North.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36096666Well, she was Amata's mortal lover and guest before exalting, but still had nudity-modesty in the first days after exalting, so fair point. However, Karas was described as having a single-minded devotion to this tasks even before exalting.
Oh wow, these threads are still going! I stopped browsing /tg/ for a while around the time we destroyed Fey's Lord castle. I still remember how awesome it was with Tia storming it etc. :-3Oh well, time to forget my uni projects and get back to reading archives. Props to you, Exaltedfag!
>>36096696>Amata's mortal lover before exaltingI don't think that's true
>>36096696This task or his tasks? It's an important detail.
>>36096568>>36096598We just need to find more Orihalcum and forge some Bikini-Armor for Maka to wear under the Tabard. All the sexiness and clothing damage with all the protection we desperately need.We can even make it have some sort of quick release mechanism so we can take it off quickly.You know, so we can use IKB after all its soak is used up.>Captcha : McCarty rlialloyWhat's that Captcha? You're saying we should rediscover Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist alloy for the armor?
>>36096715> :-3Nah, you should stay with your Uni shit.
>>36096715That's exactly the time I started reading, the thread after you guys Took control of Tia
>>36096716You don't think it be like this, but it is.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36096716It is. It was spelled out explicitly - a kiss from us was even one of the first things she asked for after the Abyssal attack. We were just an honored guest and mortal consort back then, rather than something serious like a fiance, but we were lovers. >>36096720He was always obsessed with being our shield - since he was a little boy, even.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36096716>I don't think that's trueGo read the first couple threads anon
You grab a flamepiece and a bag of firedust, just for the heck of it. They're there, and you never know. "We need to disappear and strike somewhere else. Keep them guessing."The other two Exalted nod. You move out.The ship feels deserted, haunted. Even more haunted than it would normally be considering it's a damn giant demon boat. And you can't shake the feeling that you're being watched every step of the way.Physical + night = 2 3 2 1 1 = BOTCH!After a few minutes of walking, you have the definite feeling of walking in circles on top of that.As soon as you begin to suspect that something is seriously amiss, you literally bump into a giant eyeball.[HEALTH: 2/5]The impact of the curse sens you literally flying away. You feel like every single part of your body is desperately trying to sail off through the sky on its own, at its own pace and on its own trajectory. For a brief moment, you find yourself wishing that they could actually do so. Maybe it would be less painful without every part of your body trying to run off on its own.You gasp for air, struggling to get any of it inside your tortured lungs. Someone grabs you and hoists you back up, but you realize you can't see anything: the still image of the giant demonic bloodshot eyeball staring death and destruction into you is burned in your retina."I think you've been playing around by ship plenty enough." it's a female voice, but one that carries an echo to it, like three or four identical voices talking simultaneously."I take it that you're the boss?" that's Karas' voice."No sense making introductions to dead people."You hear a loud crash, followed by sounds of running, of fighting. Clashes and explosions, screams.. Your senses are too dulled to let you follow the fight just by hearing.(Cont.)
>>36096776And that's why I say there is a chance of his obssession being affected by the Curse in some manner. It's a defining trait of his, right there, asking to be twisted.Of course, it might not be it either. It's something we will have to see in order to truly know.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36096787oh great, we stumbled into the boss fight on 2HP via a botch, this can only go well...really wish our reinforcements would hurry the fuck up right now
Rolled 1 (1d10)>we were fucking Dragon-blooded queens before we even ExaltedI love Maka.
>>36096787And this is why we need that Night caste.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36096826Is settle for a Permanent Night charm that just lets us detect ambushes coming. Spidey sense is the main Awareness charm we need.
>>36096808Dragon-blooded typically take concubines, lots of them. It's not surprising.
>>36096826That wouldn't have helped Maka herself. We need to upgrade our Abilities.>>36096839Also this.
>>36096801>of his obssession being affected by the Curse in some manner. It's a defining trait of hisThat is just not how limit breaks work, no matter how often you say it.
But, fortunately, your sight starts returning to you. Standing proudly behind and above a curse-eyeball, a woman in a strikingly rich red and gold dress. You could call her beautiful if she didn't have something incredibly unnatural about her.It takes you a moment to realize what's wrong: her eyes are flat and expressionless. The iris is a brightly-colored but dull green disc with a black dot in the centre. They send a shiver down your spine.Two more demons are with her, brawling with Karas a bit to the side. Behind her, a small host of Lintha, about a dozen, are rallying and pointing firepieces and spears at you. Zaan, next to you, is being torn to shred by the eye's power. Droplets of blood and scraps of skin and flesh fly all around you, filling the air.>attack the Admiral>help Karas with the demons>attack the curse-eye>attack the crewmen>fall back>(other)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the curse-eye
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36096879>>attack the curse-eyeGetting real tired of this fucking eye
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36096879>>attack the curse-eye
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the curse-eye
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the Admiral
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the curse-eyeSave Zaan's life first. That's the most urgent thing. And besides, we can't win as long as they remains in commission anyway.
>>36096879>Save Zaan and fall back, we cant take her on like this.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36096879>>attack the curse-eyeWelp! Let's do this.
Rolled 6 (1d10)Really hoping for some timely back up soon
>>36096879>fall backGrab Zaan and run. Wait for backup.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the curse-eye
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the curse-eyeLets not let the lunar get torn to shreds by the eye.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36096879>Firepiece to the curse eye!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36096879>>attack the curse-eyeFIRE IN THE HOLE
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36096879>>attack the curse-eyeWe cannot roll for shit today
>>36096879>attack the curse-eyeI don't like the shifty way they stare at our always-becoming-naked body.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36096879>>attack the curse-eye
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36096879>attack the curse-eyeWHARBLGARBLL
Rolled 6 (1d10)>Maka's almost 2 meters tallI love it
>>36097076>amazon with turbo chocolate titsMaka's a gift from the UCS.
>>36097041Man, there must be a charm to remake her clothes after the battle is over
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36097119>remake her clothesWhat are you a communist?
>>36097119>>36097128We just need to get a charm to summon our little Pet Raksha and have her make more Gossamer clothes for us.What was her name again?
>>36097119That's a Shinobi Art.This quest has so much clothing damage it feels like a Senran Kagura game.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36097163Cashmere
>>36097167Well it has all the gratuitous fan service of one too, so it may as well be.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36097163Cotton.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36097163Wool.
>>36097167And that's another reason I love this quest.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097163Leather
>>36097163>>36097171>>36097177>>36097181>>36097182>>36097183>>36097194>>36097200>>36097207>>36097209>>36097219We should visit Satin soon, she's probably bored out of her mind, and it's dangerous to leave a Raksha like that for too long.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36097171>>36097182>>36097183>>36097194>>36097200>>36097177>>36097219So many helpful anons! But I think>>36097181Is right.>>36097207>>36097209>Leathermind
>>36097228I'm pretty sure it's Suede
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36097226>We should visit Satin soon, she's probably bored out of her mind, and it's dangerous to leave a Raksha like that for too long.Every time we visit her we should call her something different as Tia uses her as massage oil on us.
You act fast, with the awareness that time is something you cannot waste.No banter. No smack talk. You pounce on the giant, horrible eyeball. You get in its line of sight for a fraction of second, landing a flying roundhouse kick right into it. For a frightful moment, it feels like you are about toe puched back by its pressure, but your momentum carries you through.Physical + dawn + SHS = 4 4 5 1 8 8 8 4 6 = 3 successesYour foot sinks into the soft, fleshy matter of the eyeball, down to the knee. The impact feels satisfactory, and the ball is propelled away by its force, slamming on the deck and bouncing off it spilling blood and hosing down three of the Lintha with its beam, reducing them to flayed skeletons.But it's still intact, and it turns on its nerve/stalk trying to track you again. You dodge it, dropping low and grabbing Zaan, pulling him aside, and the beam cuts the air above you, where you were standing up to a moment ago.A sickly noise of bones and meat rearranging and shifting follows, as you see a massive, sleek, pointy tail drops down behind the Admiral, shiny and reddish-black, quickly growing in length from under her skirt.You're forced to pause a second when you see a second tail hit the floor and slither towards you like a snake, moving lightning-fast.When the third one erupts from her neck cleavage and shoots upwards you realize that they're not tails. They're tentacles.In the following seconds, her entire body erupts in an anemone-like mass of fleshy appendages, smooth and shiny, all tapering to a point as sharp as a spear's. For some imperscrutable reason, her dress is still perfectly intact."Ew." Zaan says, two seconds before being impaled on one. The pseudopod stretches out impossibly and nails him to a bone-and-meat wall-like structure fifteen meters away.
It all happened too fast. Time seems to slow down for a moment. The most surreal thing is that, right in that moment, light suddenly fades for a moment, as if something large just passed in front of the sun right now. Bits and pieces of wood and rope being to rain from the sky. One bounces off the bloodshot eye as it slowly tracks back to point at you. Gouts of fire fly all around you.This is so surreal.>hit the tentacle stabbing through Zaan>run to help Karas>attack the Admiral's core>attack the eyeball>attack the Lintha>get out of the way
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36097269>hit the tentacle stabbing through Zaan
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36097269>attack the Admiral's core
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36097269>attack the Admiral's coreBurn her core with the flamepiece
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36097255>attack the Admiral's coreHit her with a fucking Ten OxShit Zaan, man we are really bad at taking care of our Lunars
Shit, there's something above us?>get out of the way
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097269>hit the tentacle stabbing through Zaan
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36097269>attack the Admiral's core
>>36097269>hit the tentacle stabbing through ZaanALL THE SHIT IS HAPPENING AT ONCE AND THE DICE WON'T COOPERATE
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36097294Also I keep forgetting to turn mine onMaybe because the keep being shit
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097294I can only hope that they're putting us on the ropes for the truly dramatic come from behind slam dunk like what happened on the top deck.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36097269Zaan can probably free himself. Karas is hopefully still alright. >attack the Admiral's coreIts all or nothing now Activate [Ten Ox Medication]
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36097269>>attack the eyeballReinforcements when?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097269>attack the Admiral's coreSmash that fucker with a ten ox strike and punch her through the ship.
>>36097307>for the truly dramatic come from behind slam dunkConsidering that we ended up getting flayed and only kill a guy we could have killed with three successes. That was more of a failure than a success back then.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36097269>>hit the tentacle stabbing through ZaanWe can't do this alone. We need to protect our allies as much as they protect us.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36097269>>attack the Admiral's coreJESUS SHITNIGGERS THESE GODDAMN DICE
>>36097269>hit the tentacle stabbing through Zaan
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36097269>Grab the eyeball by the optical nerve and spin it around so the beam cuts through the lintha, smashing it to the ground and punching the remains into the Admiral. Then punch the Admiral for good measure.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097309>Activate [Ten Ox Medication]This
Oh boy, Tia is coming and she's ANGRY! I bet the debrus falling are pieces of a ship she's carrying or has thrown at the demon ship.That, or it's actually the Gloria being undone in the sky.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36097269>attack the Admiral's coreWELL THIS ISN'T GOING WELL AT ALL.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097337I like that. Use the eye to Curse Beam the Admiral and the various pirates.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36097269>>attack the Admiral's coreActivate Ton Axe
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097269>>36097337ThisDamn anon, why don't you come up with this awesomeness sooner?
>>36097337Well, we know what we're doing next.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>36097337>>36097269yes.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36097337Holy fuck, this. Even if we attack the tentacle pinning Zaan, or whatever, do it by grabbing the eyeball and Curse Beaming the tentacle.
>>36097255> For some imperscrutable reason, her dress is still perfectly intactLooting time.
>>36097337This is the kind of stunt that makes combat that much more fun.So, when do we find a giant spider demon with sword arms so Karas can run up its legs to cut it with its own sword while we punch the shit out of it, Asura style?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097436Yeah we are looting the shit out of her dress and giving it a Maka makeoverBut for the love of fuck don't turn it into another tabard, they are stale at this point
>>36097405I'm on a cellphone whose battery decided to spontaneously lose all charge while I was writing this.Fucking cellphones, man.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36097480Fucking sidereals
Rolled 1 (1d10)Oh, *now* the dice decide to cooperate fuckdamnit.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36097496You shouldn't complain about the glorious masters of fate, anon.They might decide to punish us all.
>>36097496Stop jinxing it you cunt
>>36097496RNG likes stunts. He likes them so much he goes up to eleven.>>36097422
>>36097269>>36097337>Grab the eyeball by the optical nerve and spin it around so the beam cuts through the lintha, smashing it to the ground and punching the remains into the Admiral. Then punch the Admiral for good measure.We stunt dice'ing now.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36097583If dice wouldn't randomly fail to work.Rolling for previous choice.
You ignore the bits and pieces of wood raining from the sky for some reason and launch yourself like a cannonball against the wriggling horror that transformed in front of your eyes.[TEN OX MEDITATION] [ESSENCE 2/6]Physical + dawn + SHS = 6 1 10 9 3 2 2 7 1 = 4 successesYou are too slow, or perhaps the Lintha is too fast. Her tentacles grab your arms and legs and wrap you up long before you can get close enough, and hold you out for the crewmen's target practice. Lines of flame and javelins and spears slam into your body, each impact more painful than the last."You Exalted get cocky so easily. You're so sure that you can take anything on, even something like my Murdering Heart, alone." you see the expressionless human face of the Admiral talking to you, sprouting from the writhing mass of colorful tentacles. You manage to rip two of them off, then a third, but there's too many...Too surreal.The tentacles wrap all around you and begin to squeeze you. Air leaves your lungs at first, then blood begins to drip down you, crushed out of your veins and your organs. You hear the noise of bones cracking and joint popping, like firecrackers going off under your skin.[HEALTH: 1/5]Finally you realize what is going on. A bit too late, maybe."Not alone." you manage to croak.That's about when the Lintha vessel above you comes down crashing onto the Murdering Heart's deck, smashing into all of you, friend and foe, and burying you in rubble.[HEALTH: 0/5](Cont. Also AFK for a bit, sorry.)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36097622>[HEALTH: 1/5]Damnit>>36097622>[HEALTH: 0/5]GODDAMNIT
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097622>(Cont. Also AFK for a bit, sorry.)Oh you cocktease cliffhanging bastard
>>36097630What do we need to drop to to die, anyway?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36097622DAMNIT TIA YOU USE CORPSES FOR ENGINEERINGNOT LINTHA SHIPS
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097652We need a Coup de grace to finish off an Exalt, but considering back up is here I think we're safe-ish
>>36097630Probably should have used IKB. Just saying.
>>36097622>[HEALTH: 0/5]What does that mean?WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36097652No idea, exalted newbie here though I recall EF and anons saying when we reach 0HP we're out of the fight until allies help.>>36097664We did activate IKB
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36097664We do have it active, the dice just didn't want us to be cool
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097622Ah well, looking forward to the epilogue.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36097665It means we're unconscious until we heal up or someone performs a coup de grace on us. Ironically, sinking to the bottom of the sea would probably be helpful right now, since we can easily survive down there.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36097687>epilogue.Nah, EF wouldn't kill us off and end it like this and I remember him talking about >>36097676>EF and anons saying when we reach 0HP we're out of the fight until allies help.Or similar, all I remember though was that it don't kill us, just very bad
>>36097665We're unconscious. Again.We really need to get started on that Lingerie armor and invest in some more health and essence. How does increasing the stats work again? I think Physical increases health and Mental increases Essence, but I can't remember how exactly it works.
>>36097729Zenith has a soak upgrade and a PD in the form of AST. I still think it's higher on the priority list.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36097729We need Zenith 5 to upgrade our armor charms. That would increase our survivability about 1000%.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36097743I say we get more Physical AND Zenith, though I don't know which is higher priority but we go unconscious an awful lot
>>36097757More soak is as good as more health, and by virtue of having a PD, zenith is higher.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36097757Zenith is higher priority. It will unlock a charm that gives us Armor 2 (which is a fucking game-changer) whereas Physical only gives us +1 health at our current armor rate.Getting Armor 2 will more than double our effective health.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36097776>>36097783Right then, thank you for informing this Exalted noob.I'm assuming we should go for Zenith 5 straight away when we get hte XP for it and not another charm or something beforehand?
Damn it.The real problem is that everyone goes full retard when we get low HP.'charge the mass of tentacles alone! what could go wrong!?'How about making use of that firedust and the flame-gun thing? At the very least, we could have thrown and shot the bag for a fire ball distraction or as an improvised AOE to take out all the mooks.Get creative, damn it.
>>36097710Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to say we were dead, though I can totally see how it could be read that way. I just mean that I expect us to be out of this fight so the next couple of posts will be a recap of what we missed. Hopefully our allies win and rescue us, but given our luck so far who knows.
>>36097829The next couple posts will be Tia going full kraken on the lintha ship.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36097803>Get creative, damn it.That's what you're for anon.And we went with a creative write-in though EF didn't use it
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097800>I'm assuming we should go for Zenith 5 straight away when we get hte XP for it and not another charm or something beforehand?Pretty much.For context, all of those high-powered badass attacks that were able to do 1 damage to us even through our armor charm? They would have been dealing 2 damage to us without the armor charm, and will do 0 damage with better armoring. The Admiral would have to gang up on us the way the crew on top deck did to do even a single point of damage once we have an Armor 2 charm.We should be rushing that as quickly as possible.Remember, Solars are skill-based, not attribute-based. We benefit from increasing our Attributes, but we benefit even more from increasing our skills and getting better charms.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36097829I want another Tia PoV as she wrecks shit while constantly fussing over Maka
>>36097849Hope not, we'd probably get crushed.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36097803>'charge the mass of tentacles alone! what could go wrong!?'But that's not what we did. We tried to grab the Curse Eye, which would have been FANTASTIC if we had been able to get ahold of it. We would have failed just as hard if we tried to do not-that.
>>36097803I did suggest the whole "Curse Eye Beam everything and then Punch eye into the Admiral before Punching her in the Core" thing, but I was too late and the rolls were not good enough.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36097870Doesn't matter. Exalts don't die in EF's quest unless dealt a deliberate killing blow. He gave us an example of knocking an enemy to 0 HP as they fall off a cliff into the ocean. That enemy will come back unless we climb down there to deal them a final blow.Exalts are not fragile things.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36097858>Remember, Solars are skill-based, not attribute-based. We benefit from increasing our Attributes, but we benefit even more from increasing our skills and getting better charms.Right, I'm still getting used to Dawn/Zenith/etc being skills and attributes having less impact, not very experienced with Exalted.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36097870Now I'm imagining Tia holding us up gently carrying us princess carry and fusing over us and checking on us every 3 seconds while she tears shit up with all her other appendages
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36097951Right. We have skill-based magic, like Batman. Tia, on the other hand, as a Lunar, has attribute-based magic, like Superman. We get our magic, badass powers as a result of being supremely and superhumanly skilled. Lunars get their magic, badass powers as a result of being supremely superhuman.We still get a benefit from increasing Physical/Mental/Social. We get more dice and more health/essence/backgrounds.But unless we specifically need more backgrounds, or something, it's almost always a better idea to just increase our skills instead, since that gives us new dice and access to new, better super powers.
>>36097875That suggestion had one or two supporting votes, versus at least 6 "attack the core of the tentacle mass!"So we did, in fact, attack the tentacle mass alone.>>36097884creative, if not too well thought out.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36098011>But unless we specifically need more backgrounds, or something, it's almost always a better idea to just increase our skills instead, since that gives us new dice and access to new, better super powers.True, though I still want to try for at least 6HP
>>36098047> One or two>>36097337>>36097383>>36097405>>36097424>>36097416>>36097422>>36097437>>36097583
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36098047>So we did, in fact, attack the tentacle mass alone.Actually read Exaltedfag's goddamn post. We went for the eyeball.And even if we didn't, the majority of votes were to try to pull the tentacle out of Zaan, not to attack the Admiral.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36098047>That suggestion had one or two supporting votes...>>36097337>>36097383>>36097405>>36097416>>36097424>>36097437>>36097583You need to put a few more dots into your Mental stat anon
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36098086>True, though I still want to try for at least 6HPSure, we may as well go for it SOMEDAY. But we'll gain WAY more survivability from doubling our armor than we would by increasing our health by 20%.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36098047>So we did, in fact, attack the tentacle mass alone.Read EF's update for fucks sake...
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36098110Oh totally, I just want to get it in our future when we've got XP to spend and not hard pressed for another skill/charm
>>36098089>>36098092>You ignore the bits and pieces of wood raining from the sky for some reason and launch yourself like a cannonball against the wriggling horror that transformed in front of your eyes.I'm fairly certain that the wriggling horror that transformed in front of [our] eyes was the mass of tentacles. Unless we're in some Da Vinci Code shit, I think I'm reading the post.
>>36097729>lingerie armorSo, you saying we need an armor made of silk?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36097622>(Cont. Also AFK for a bit, sorry.)I hope that continuation happens before this falls off the board.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36098513We're only on page 7, we still have a good amount of time before we fall
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36094531Is that the right amount of XP?
>>36098544Eh, unless next post is end of today's play he'll need a new thread.
>>36098574We should have six XP, we bought BMM in thread 49 leaving us with 0 XP and then we got three XP each in the last two threads
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36098708Seems logical New thread since we're probably gonna be corpse rigging as Tia and that'll allow for a clean start.Judging by previous times though it's gonna be the cliffhanger with Tia getting pissed as fuck.And then we get to have blueballs until the next session.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36098713So how much do we need for Zenith 8?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>3609879011 XP
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36098822damn, at least another 2 threads then
>>36098713I will ask EF to convert one of the draw requests into exp. If I get a hold of him, that is, the faggot insists on not wasting his life on the internet.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36098839We should have two extra if he adds both of those pics to the pool, well I don't know if the guy that requested the other one wanted something else
>>36098839Why not both of them?
Rolled 1 (1d10)well this anons about to fall asleep, hopefully EF continues and we get to play through the rest of the fight via Tia PoV though this late I imagine it will be a cliffhanger
>>36098860Because I'm a faggot.
>>36099026At least you admit it.
Sorry for being super late. Still afk. Please be patient ;_;
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36099078This threads on page 8, depending on how much longer you are/how long you intend to keep running you might want to make a new thread
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36099114>you might want to make a new threadYeah, if he's not even in the process of writing up the next post yet, that's pretty much going to be absolutely necessary.
Should I go ahead and archive this one?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36099402You can if you want, we don't really have to worry about being late thanks to delayed pruning being a thing now
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36099402may as well, threads on page 9 now
Sorry, it's been hectic and messy. I'm still on the move actually, just had the luck of finding a bus stop with open wifi.First of all: I do want to do a second thread right away, but I unfortunately don't have time to pull it off in a satisfactory way today. I will try and run tomorrow if possible.Then: you're right, I should have gone for the eyeball grab. It was a good plan and it would have actually changed the result of the fight, since the Curse Eye has a lower defense than the Lintha Admiral. I was multitasking other stuff while running the quest and it slipped by me. (Not making excuses, just explaining why it happened.)As an apology i'll grant you 2 extra xp, or any one sensible request you can all have a wide agreement on.As for the two drawings done by Deculture, it'll be either an extra xp each or any (still sensible) request either the one who commissioned them in the drawthread or Decu himself feels like asking. Ask on twitter, or I'll show up on #qmc on rizon later if you want to keep it a secret.Reminder that this works for (non-terrible) writefaggotry as well if anyone feels like writing any. Fiction, setting details, whatever.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36099656"sensible request" is a bit open ended.Do you have an idea of what constitutes sensible?
>>36099656What does hitting 0 health actually do to us?
>>36099674especially considering the 'sensible' choices this playerbase has made in this story
Rolled 5 (1d10)I don't know about you guys but I'm kinda satisfied with the XP, even if we only get 2 Xp for the thread today that gives us 12 XP total, enough to buy Zenith 5
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36099656>As an apology i'll grant you 2 extra xp, or any one sensible request you can all have a wide agreement on.I think we should get the XP. When we hit zenith 5 we will need buy an new/upgraded soak charm. Not to mention that we also need that enlightening charm.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36099656Thanks for the thread EF.>Then: you're right, I should have gone for the eyeball grab. It was a good plan and it would have actually changed the result of the fight, since the Curse Eye has a lower defense than the Lintha Admiral. I was multitasking other stuff while running the quest and it slipped by me. (Not making excuses, just explaining why it happened.)Well as long as we're not utterly irredeemably fucked or it would have drastically altered how well things went theres not much of an issue, a shame we didn't get to be so badass, you'll have to come up with something in another fight to top it and have Maka perform it
>>36099656Thanks for the thread as always EF, I'll see you tomorrow hopefully
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36099656>It was a good plan and it would have actually changed the result of the fightWell fuck, and now we're at 0Hp and have no idea what the fuck is going on because of it...>>36099678Yeah some clarification on that would be good, especially if it means we're dead or something at that move we should have done could have saved us or something
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36099703>that gives us 12 XP totalHow's that? we've only got 6 currently>Then: you're right, I should have gone for the eyeball grab. It was a good plan and it would have actually changed the result of the fight, since the Curse Eye has a lower defense than the Lintha Admiral. I was multitasking other stuff while running the quest and it slipped by me. (Not making excuses, just explaining why it happened.)You can make it up to us with an awesome Tia PoV and delicious Maka cuddles and nursing
>>36099775The 2 XP bonus he gave us as an apology, the 2 XP we normally get at the end of threads, and unless the requesters of the art want something specific that's 2 more and at least one of them said he wanted XP for it
>>36099656Will try to reach you on irc in a while. At worst, in 2 hours.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36099656>Then: you're right, I should have gone for the eyeball grab. It was a good plan and it would have actually changed the result of the fight, since the Curse Eye has a lower defense than the Lintha Admiral. I was multitasking other stuff while running the quest and it slipped by me. (Not making excuses, just explaining why it happened.)As long as it doesn't completely ruin us and the battle and everything and you can make it up next thread then apology accepted.
>>36099656>Sensible request vs 2xpThe only "sensible" things I can think of would be finding some solid Lintha Loot or healing to 1HP without ally intervention next thread. Hanestly not sure if either of those is worth giving up the XP though.
>>36099925Same here, I want that XP
>>36099845>make upYeah! By writing some hot make out scenes with Maka and Tia/Silk/Amata/Karas/Tianna Siblings/Triple Digit Mortals
>>36100125>Triple Digit MortalsMaka wants to become less slutty, anon
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36100125>Tia/Silk/Amata/Karas/Tianna SiblingsYes, but we were going to do that after the battle anyway>Triple Digit MortalsFuck off Great Curse, you're not welcome here.
>>36100158We all knew that was a hollow promise.
>>36100182>Fuck off Great Curse, you're not welcome here.If it was that easy to get rid of the Great Curse, Lytek would have done so by now.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36100191Anon, don't start this shit again
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36100215Or he can't because it's some primordial shit and he's embarrassed that he's so damn useless.
>>36100216 Our brother has just shown up a few threads ago, and already people are raving about how much they want to fuck him, and its going to happen.So, yeah. I don't really care, I just feel bad for the people that actually wanted legitimate change in that regard. >>36100215Well you can get rid of the great curse quiet easily, in fact, Maka would just need to ask, I'm sure the Tyrant of the Doomsdaymachine would help her out.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36100274>I just feel bad for the people that actually wanted legitimate change in that regard.And we got it, anon is not Maka, anon are the voices in her head, EF writes Maka and keeps her in character
>>36100296Anon, we fucked that immaculate monk, literally just because he was there. He had even already agreed to all our demands, just because. If people vote for indiscriminate fucking around, EF is going to write it, and no amount of wishful thinking on your part is going to change that.
>>36100296If we're not Maka, why does the story use the pronoun "you" instead of "she" for her actions?
>>36100274All QMs retain the right to filter out of character/trollish/boundary breaking suggestions.Incestfags need to quit it, seriously.
>>36100354We already had incest, EF has obviously no issue with it.
>>36100352>What is perspectiveAre you really that dense?
>>36100377Sexing up one person simultaneously is a grey area.
>>36100466As far as I see it they intend to share him with Tia, so there you go.
>>36100482No.Go the fuck away.
>>36100442Yes, I understand perspective. It's you who seem to have the problem. You, the pronoun, is only used when you, the reader, is meant to be directly inserted into the characters perspective.
>>36100516Tia would be eager to test our Maka's brother out. We should be around to make sure he doesn't screw up
>>36100655>Karas' face when Tia used Twin-faced Hero reflexively in bed
>>36100158>>36100182Oh no, don't get me wrong. I'm not asking for a repeat, at least not for the TDM. But it's something that happened, and is also available for better detailing. Writing out a scene that faded to black, you know?>>36100482That's pretty good...
>46 unique postersThis can't be right.
>>36101033It only counts the total amount of IPs that posted here. So over the entire time of the quest 46 Ips made posts, thats very believable, considering mobiles and dynamic Ips.
Wow page 10.Popping in just to say: 2 xp (Base)1 xp (Battle of Murdering Heart - Act 1)+2 special xp as an apology for my fuckup.And, 0 Xp means you're incapacitated, knocked out, and will die from a coup de grace or if left around without medical attention too long. (yes, even if you have fast-healing charms)