https://twitter.com/QM_Auri (Twitter)http://pastebin.com/u/QMAuri (Character Sheets)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=miasma+quest (Previous Threads)~“Alena, Run!” You remain frozen in fear next to the bodies of your neighbors. Your legs won’t move, you watch as in the distance countless people are slaughtered by a swarm of cloaked figures. You shut your eyes from the carnage.“RUN!” The voice shouts again, over and over, desperation building, but it is soon quieted. Your body shakes terribly, but you still can’t move. You feel utterly helpless.“No!” A man’s voice behind you shouts, and charges ahead of you. He cuts through marauders and kneels near the woman’s body.You can’t hear what they are saying, but the woman points to you. She raises her hand to the man’s cheek and smiles. Her hand drops. He stares at her body for a few seconds, mourning, then turns to run to you.You raise a trembling hand as he approaches and you are pulled up with ease.“Alena.” He embraces you in a hug, you feel his tears, hot on your shoulder. More marauders approach.“I know you’re scared, but you have to be strong. You’re going to have to run now.” He places two things in your hands, you don’t even think to look at them. He pulls you into another hug. “I love you very much.” He whispers to you. He pushes you away from him with great force. He nods and smiles as you stare at him. A large group of marauders are upon him. Without looking back, you run from your father as fast as you could. You stop running. You’re not running away from your father anymore. You’re not helpless anymore. You pull out your sword that’s at your hip. You can save people, you have to save people. You have to be strong. You calm yourself. Screams sounds out in the distance.As your father and mother thought years ago of saving you above all else, you think of someone. The one person that you absolutely want to make sure survives.You think of>Write in
>>36166334>SarahOh god, people are going to die tonight.
>>36166334Fuckin hell. This is gonna take a minute.
>>36166334I guess...if it has to be one, it has to be Sarah.
I just realized that Sarah is more than capable of saving herself and we may have messed up.
>>36166679That's true of basically everyone though. Except Valerie.
>>36166659“Sarah.” You affirm. She has been your best friend since arriving in this village, you will save her life if you have to.You turn and run back to the center of the village, the undine have already poured through most of it, rounding up or killing whoever they find. The lizardmen have begun systematically setting fire to the buildings in an attempt to flush out anyone how may be hiding.The clanging of metal rings in your ears as you run. The city guards valiantly hold the invaders back as the other villagers flee for their lives. You finally make your way to the riverside. The scene is teeming with undine as they force captured villagers into shackles. S’Bon, the muscular undine, and Rena are fervently shouting out orders to all those that pass by. The river is a lost cause.You quickly decide to make your way to the guild building before you are seen. Glen and Sarah were without their gear so that would be the first place that they would go. You make your way there.You see a family beset by three undine, as the mother attempts to hold them back. The undine laugh at her amateur attempts to hold them back with a sword. The father’s corpse lay not far away as they kick it in an attempt to provoke her into attacking.[1/2]
>>36167814You charge to save them, but before you reach them a large man lobs off one their heads with stunning speed. It’s your captain. The remaining undine curse him and lunge with their spears. He catches the spear of one with ease, thrusts it into the other, and then without stopping, thrusts into the last with his sword.“Go out the side gate, now!” He yells to the family as they scurry away thanking him.He turns to you.Before he can say a word you ask desperately, “Do you know where the others are?”Immediately he answers “Vincent and Bart are helping the guards with the evacuation, Sarah and Glen I last saw enter the guild to get their gear and Luna, I haven’t seen Valerie, but I know that Jin is out looking for her.” He sighs and turns to where you came from. “I have to go to the river, if I can stop their leaders than they will all fall apart." He turns to stare directly into your eyes. This is the first time you really looked at it without any shadows obscuring your vies. "Do not follow me. That is an order.” He looks at his long sword, “I don’t know what you intend to do, but please, take this. It needs to stay with a Blue Dawn member. I can always stop them with a different sword.”You (vote from two categories)>Accept>DeclineAnd>Head to help Vincent and Bart>Head to meet up with Sarah and Glen>Look for Valerie and Jin>Write in
>>36167896>Accept And>Meet up with Sarah and GlenYup, now I know people are going to die.
>>36167896>Accept>Head to meet up with Sarah and Glen
>>36168186You take the sword from his outstretched hand. It’s a bit heavier than you’re used to, but not by much. You slice through the air fluidly and the grip doesn’t feel awkward at all. This is a high quality sword.“The burden will get lighter eventually.” He says while watching you.“The sword isn’t too heavy, a little practice and it will be another limb.” You reassure what you think his worries are.He smiles. “Watch their backs with it.” He pulls a sword out of the clutches of a corpse. “Farewell, Alena.” He runs to the riverside. You continue making your way to the guild. You take the side paths to get their unimpeded. You cross the body of a merchant and all his goods spilled out near his body. You think that if he had not tried to take all his goods with him, he may have lived. You reach the guild. The surrounding buildings have already become victim to the spreading flames.While running inside you shout “Sarah! Glen!”“Over here!” You hear Glen shout from the storage room. You approach and see him and Sarah pleading with Luna to come with them. “Leave me alone!” She shouts repeatedly and then stops. She looks at past all three of you. “They’re here.” She says as she pulls her cloak over her.“The crossbreed is here, I can smell her filth! Find her and kill her!” You hear a furious voice yell from the hall where not too long ago you ate peaceful meals.You, Glen, and Sarah walk into the hall, weapons drawn. You see three armed lizardmen and Rena behind them.
>>36169078“Ahh it’s the mercenaries. So nice of you to welcome us to your rat’s den.” Rena spits her words at you.“Rena?” Sarah steps forward. “So that was this one’s name?” Rena stares at her own body and then laughs. “Not bad, it almost passes for something else besides filth." She twirls around showing off well-made armor while giggling. "Anyway, enough talk, kill them all.” She orders.The three lizardmen thunder down on your group. Glen pushes forward as Sarah pulls one to the side. Then there’s yours. He stands much taller than you and is armed with a great sword that nearly the same size as you. You clutch the captain's sword. He slashes downRoll 1d20, best result.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36169133rolling
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36169133Please get a good roll.
Holy shit. No need to roll anymore. Good job man.
>>36169219Thanks. Let's just hope our luck stays good for once.
>>36169283“Slow.” You say as slide out of the way of his slash. The lizardman doesn’t even have the chance to look up from the ground before his head is cut off. Blood shoots out from the stump left behind. You watch as it sprays, landing in the eyes of Rena. She screams in anger as you see it permeate everywhere under the skin of her face. You know for a fact that she isn’t human anymore.“KILL THEM!” She shrieks as she scrambles out of the building.You wait for an opening and then run your sword through the back lizardman attacking Glen. Glen takes the chance to punch the remaining lizardman in the side of his head with his bladed gauntlet. The last lizardman drops immediately. The three of you stare at the scene of the battle.“I thought they’d be tougher.” Glen laughs as he says what’s basically on all your minds.“You stopped them, so easily?” You turn and see Luna crouching behind your group. “Yes.” You say confidently. “We can protect you, only if you come with us.”Luna stands slowly. She pulls the hair out of her face. “I’ll come with you.” She says quietly.You hear a crash from the second floor, as part of the roof above you collapses. Your home has been set fire to yet again.“We have to leave the village.” Sarah looks out the window at the ensuing chaos. “I saw how many there are. Both the undine and lizardmen brought an army.” She pauses and looks at her boots. “The captain made me and Glen promise that I wouldn’t go to the river.”“At the very least we have to get out of here. We’ll help whoever we can before we have to leave.” You walk over to Luna and pull her with you, leaving the guild building for the last time.[1/2]
>>36170117The four of you stand outside quietly, trying to get the situation to fully sink in. Buildings burn around you as you still hear screams off in the distance. The village is lost.You alone turn to face the path heading toward the river. In the distance you see Jin, pursuing a large group of lizardmen and undine, and then he’s gone around the corner. You think it’s suicide to go after a group that large.“The side gate is where most villagers will try to escape. We’ll head over there and cover their retreat.” Glen says to the group. “Yeah.” Sarah says quietly agreeing with Glen.Your group begins to walk away without knowing about Jin.You,>Stay quiet.>Tell them about Jin.>Write in
>>36170152>Tell them about Jin.If worse comes to worse we get her to Vincent and Bart then Sarah and I can wade around in the miasma to find him, the doc and Valerie.
>>36170197But the area is completely overrun. I'm not sure we'd have the time.
>>36170152>Stay quiet.I think we should try to save as many villagers as we can.
>>36170152>Tell them about Jin. We're probably going to regret it, but I want to save as many of our friends as possible.
>>36170152>>Tell them about Jin.
>>36170269But most people are useless from prolonged miasma anyways. So Sarah and Alena are the only real choice for finding him in it.
>>36170402Yeah but isn't their army by the river?
>>36170434Hence we need to be fast, doesn't do anyone any good if Glen goes down to miasma though.
>>36170402He does no better in the miasma and he's chasing a big group of mutants. It's not too likely we'd find him alive.
I don't know. I think I might change my vote. Auri has been warning us about trying to take on too many things.
One more minute for votes.
>>36170569“Wait!” You shout to them.You point to the path behind you. “I saw Jin run off over to the river. The only reason he’d do something so foolish would be to save Valerie.”“Are you sure?” Sarah looks off into the distance.“Absolutely.” You affirm.Sarah looks at the path for a moment longer, then turns to Glen. “Take Luna to Vincent and Bart, they’ll help her escape.”“Wait no!” Luna shouts. “We shouldn’t separate. I can smell them, they’re everywhere.”“I will not leave you.” Glen say firmly to Sarah.Sarah smiles gently at the two of them. “Don’t you know? Glen is the strongest person in the whole town. He’ll get you to safety. Won’t you?" She pauses briefly. "Please?” Sarah pleads at him with her eyes. “I can’t lose you in the miasma.” She reaches and cups his hand in between hers.A look of desperation appears on Glen’s face. You can’t even begin to know how torn he feels. “I’ll take her, but I’m coming back for the two of you straight away.” He finally decides.Sarah closes her eyes and smiles again. “Okay, but by that time Alena and I will be done already.”Glen tears himself away from Sarah. “Come on.” He picks up Luna in his arms and then turns back “I’ll come back for you.” He runs as fast as he can, off, past the burning buildings.“Let’s go.” Sarah runs down the path with you behind her.The sights around you are familiar but terrifyingly different as well. A majority of the village is in flames now, as the smoke rises into the sky painting the moon a color mixture of yellow and red. You run past bodies of humans, undines, and lizardmen alike, all left behind on the side of the road. [1/2]
>>36171538Around a burning building you hear a primal cry that sends chills down your spine.You turn the corner of the last building before the river clearing to see Jin standing face to face with at least two dozen lizardmen and undine alike. At the feet of one of the lizardmen is the corpse of a young black haired woman, dressed nicely for her festival date. Next to her, is the body of a handsome young man, dressed up as well. Sarah pulls you off the road to hide."She put up a hell of a fight." One of the undine shouts, trying to provoke Jin. "She helped a group of your young filth escape, to her credit." He kicks Valerie's body.Jin throws a spear with stunning speed straight into the chest of the offending undine, and once again into a lizardman. He lets of a crossbow bolt at another lizardman, but it is blocked. With no more ranged weapons at his disposal he charges with his dagger. He stabs an undine in the throat before he is dealt a blow to his back from a lizardman’s shield. He is struck again and again, the group having no intention on killing him right now. Finally the group stops and locks him into shackles. They drag his body toward the center of the village. More lizardmen combine groups as they march their prisoners all in the same direction.The death of Valerie and Clark and the horde of invaders in front of you makes you feel powerless.>Turn back>Follow them while hidden>Write in
>>36171678>Turn backThere's nothing we can do for him right now. And we don't even know where they could be going. If Glen decides to come after us like said, he'll never find us in the miasma.
>>36171678>>Follow them while hidden
>>36171678>Turn backNothing we can do, we are outmatched and The living outweigh he needs of the dead and soon to be dead.
>>36171678>Follow them while hidden. Goooooood damnit I really liked Valerie, god damn it. God damn it. Damn fuckkk. We may be able to save Jin for her.
>>36171837But what if we can't? And what if Glen comes after us? Je won't last an hour out there.
>>36171895They're not headed to the river, they're going to the center of the village.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Turn back = 1Follow them =2Writing the winner
>>36171949A small part of you wants to sit right where you and cry. You remember your father’s words. You turn to Sarah to see her quietly shedding tears. She looks back at you and quickly collects herself, wiping her face with her arm.“Let’s follow them, maybe we’ll have a chance to save someone. At the very least we might be able to find out why they’re here.” You reach over to grab Sarah’s hand to reassure her. “Right.” She sniffs, and follows you while you skulk through the side paths of the village following the march.Finally you reach the outside of the village center. In it you see dozens of villagers being held prisoner. While packs of lizardmen and undine watch over them. On top the announcement platform you see once again Rena, S’Bon, and the large muscular undine. Once the last group of prisoners arrive the large undine speaks.“This is plenty.” He shouts from the platform and the crowd goes silent. He starts again. “Today, is the first day in the war in which you humans will be purged from existence.” He laughs. “I have united all the tribes of the undine and lizardfolk under the same banner for this cause.”“You must be scared.” He continues, his voice booming into the village. “But, you may have a chance to extend your wretched lives for a few days longer.” He walks over to S’Bon and places his hand on his arm. “S’Bon, leader of the lizardfolk, has suggested we celebrate our first victory with some entertainment. All of you will spar, men, women, and children, for a chance to save your life.”The lizardmen and undine laugh and cheer.Rena steps forward. “Enough!” The crowd is silent again. She and the large undine speak quietly. He finally pulls away from her.“My love has requested that we hunt down all of the mercenaries that dared tarnish her pretty face.” He touches her gently. Bring us any of the mercenaries and you will be rich beyond your wildest dreams.”[1/2]
>>36173155You spot an unconscious Jin laid next to your captain and Guard Captain Cyril. They are directly under the sight of S’Bon.“But first the festivities!” The large undine laughs giddily. “Send the first one up.”A young girl with long brown hair is pushed into a makeshift sparring circle, you see that she is no older than twelve years old. She clutches a small sword desperately her legs shaking. Her mother cries out from the crowd and is quickly silenced with a blow to the stomach.“AND HER OPPONENT!” The muscular undine shouts. A lizardman steps forward holding a large axe that could easily cleave in her in half, his tongue slithering out of his mouth wildly. The undine and lizardmen roar in excitement.“I will champion for her. As is the custom for undine and lizardmen.” Cyril shouts.A sour look crosses the undines face. “I don’t know who told you of that. Fine, unshackle him.” An undine removes his bindings and jabs him into the ring. He is tossed a worn looking longsword.“Begin!” The undine leader shouts. The lizardman charges wildly with his axe. Cyril simply looks at his weapon and throws it directly into the face of his opponent. The lizardman crashes into the ground. Cyril picks up the large axe and looks to the villagers and then to the undine leader. “Who’s next?” He asks simply.“He will die soon enough and there won’t be any more champions. The undine looks at the young girl. “Go, run you are safe for the rest of today, so, run far.”She runs out of sight but you see her poking her head from an alleyway as you are.Sarah pulls on your arm. “I’m worried about Glen. I’m going to double back to the side entrance to find him.”You respond,>”I’ll stay here.”>”I’ll go with you.”>Write in.
>>36173201>”I’ll go with you.”
>>36173201>>”I’ll go with you.”
>>36173201>"I'll stay here." I kinda want to know what's going to happen.
>>36173435“I’ll go with you.” You turn from the sight of Cyril fighting off two lizardmen while championing for a pregnant woman. With that, the two of you sneak away. The occasional lizardman or undine patrols by, but you get through without being seen. After a few minutes of running you hear the sound of swords clanging.You turn the corner to see Glen fighting off three lizardmen in the distance. He slices off the leg of one of them before being sent flying with a savage blow to his chestplate from a club.Sarah charges ahead of you before you can react. You run after her. Before the lizardman can bring down his club on Glen, Sarah flies through the air tackling him to the ground. She gouges his eyes with her thumbs as he shrieks in pain, clutching at his face, flailing wildly.You run your sword through the side of the last lizardman before he could attack Sarah. He drops.Sarah gets off the lizardman and quickly finishes him and the legless one with a thrust from her spear. She throws down her spear and rushes to Glen’s side, cradling his head.You approach to see Glen’s condition>Roll 1d20 for how Glen is, best result.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36173836please don't die.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36173836
>>36173881fuck me sorry guys
>>36173881If you hadn't stopped to write stupid me sages you wouldn't have gotten a 1.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36173881Ohhhhhhhh my fucking god. Hooooly shit. Come on 20 for a cancel. Please omg.
>>36173921He's fucking dead now. You should have stopped rolling.
>>36173921and the nightmare is even worse, the dice want us to suffer for our earlier twenty.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36173836
>>36173921I literally threw my keyboard at my wall. I am done. Empty
I knew we should've just gone with him to the gates.
I am so pissed. Just, fuck.
Auri please have a heart and take the 19 please.
>>36174004>Dice don't go our way>Hey QM ignore the rules please?
>>36174043worth a shot
At this rate we're heading for a TPK by next thread.
>>36174002Glen gasps for air that won’t fill his lungs. His chests heaves in pain. Tears pour from Sarah’s eyes as she squeezes his hand. His chestplate is caved in and you can tell that his lungs have been punctured. “Please, no no no no no no no no no” Sarah whispers over and over again. She pleads “I can’t do anything without you. Glen, don’t go please! I love you!” Her tears fall onto Glen.Your stomach sinks, your chest tightens.Glen reaches for his neck and pulls off his pendent. He places it in Sarah’s hands and reaches for her cheek. “I love you too.” He mouths, his hand falls to ground. His body has stopped.
That’s it for tonight guys. Thank you to everyone who played. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the thread. See you next time.https://twitter.com/QM_Auri (Twitter)http://pastebin.com/u/QMAuri (Character Sheets)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=miasma+quest (Previous Threads)
>>36174232Oh my fucking god.... I hate myself so much right now
One of the few quests with characters Ii actually care about and they're all fucking dead. Fantastic.
>>36174272So what are the odds he's going to get up and be evil like Rena? Also how likely is it Sarah is going to suicide by her own hand or her enemies? If she doesn't do that how likely is she to blame us?
>>36174232>>36174154>all the characters I liked died in one threadWell that was fruitless and depressing, I'm done.I'll be sure to keep an eye out if you ever start a new quest though.See you around QM.
>>36174319Evil isn't quite the right word, but like Rena, highly likely. Sarah's fate is up to the next thread I suppose.>>36174348I'm sorry to see you go. Please feel free to come back at any time.Those rolls man, those rolls.
>>36174402Dice wanted Glen to die, and at the rate we're rolling 1 we'll tpk next thread. He comes back Sarah is going to lose it.
Was there a way to prevent the festival attack?
I really hope you weren't one of the QMs joking around in QTG the other day about how funny it'd be to do something like this.
>>36174460He can't roll the ones for you.
>>36174450There were quite a few ways to prevent the attack, yes.>>36174460Absolutely not, I respect my players above all else and without them my quest would be nothing.
So guys, suicide charge next thread?
>>36174544Fuck. I don't know.
>>36174486Would asking the lantern correlation to the lizard stop the attack or give us a better chance to stop it?>>36174544Blaze of glory if anything bro.
>>36174601Asking about the lantern correlation would have presented you with another chance to stop it, though it wouldn't have stopped it directly.
I just hope this runs again someday.
>>36174630ah drat, wished I pushed it then. love the quest Auri just we've been having shit for luck.
>>36174644Do you mean same timeline or just the world? I'd be down for either.
>>36174682The same exact quest just without me and like, two other anons fucking it up ever step of the way.
>>36174682>>36174644Same, good world and great writing just wish we had better luck or could at least weaponize the bad.
Yeah Auri, great quest man, it's just that fucking luck. Dice gods be damned.
>>36174674>>36174728Thank you for thinking that guys, I'm pretty down myself with how the events turned out.>>36174723Thank you for the compliments, it means a lot. Could you elaborate further on "weaponize the bad?"
>>36174769Basically we roll enough ones and keep track of them. once we hit a certain number set by you something good happens.(or just really really bad to the enemies.) Basically our luck is so bad its contagious.
>>36174825I'll keep that in mind for the future, but it seems like most players are set with seeing the end of this quest next thread. So if it does appear it will be in a different quest.
>>36174870If it ends or not depend on the players and the dice rolls. Now that I suggested weaponizing the ones murphy's law is probably going to kick in.
>>36174912So you want our dice failures to be beneficial? That's.. not really how failing works.
Do you have anymore character art for this Auri? Like some for Glen, Jin, and Valerie?
>>36175232There's not much but I'll post in next thread so that the others can see it too. I originally planned on posting them as you got to know the characters better, but, yeah...
>>36175291Cool. I'd appreciate it. I'm sure some others will too.
>>36175363Just so you know the character art that Auri posts isn't OC. Just making sure there's no confusion in the future.
>>36175423I know. I'd still like them though.