Finally, you manage to break out of Valeriana and Irene's stranglehold and sneak out of the ship's cargo hold, leaving the two to their tailoring frenzy. ...But not before letting them taking your measurements for future reference. You suspect that they want to make even more costumes for you, since they have the material for it and nothing to do until you return to Tianna.You got what you came for, after all: a dress appropriate for prayer, tied in a bundle in your hands. The soft fabric feels warm at the touch, with Valeriana's Essence still lingering on it.You need to return to Tianna fast, and you had an idea: to ask to an appropriate god to speed up your journey back home.The alternative is to get all the Exalted in your fleet on one or two ships, and have Mikahil and Karas speed them up with their charms. Then let the rest of the fleet fall back and focus on getting just your most powerful warriors back in town.The truce with the Abyssals expires at midnight, which is to say, about now, and, despite the (modestly) favorable wind, you're still a full day of sailing from Tianna. Who knows what might be happening right now? Even if Tianna has a well-trained army with First Age weapons, they'll be no match for a large-scale Abyssal attack without some Exalted on their side.Amata and Zaan are both out of Essence and resting, unable to send magical messages for the moment, so it'll be a bit until you can know what exactly is happening.>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.>Get all Exalted on on undamaged ship and have Mikahil speed you back home with charms.>Wait until Amata or Zaan regain enough Essence to send a message back to Tianna.[+5 XP for all the art that's been going around last thread]
>>36560465>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.Only 5?We had two (one with two versions) last thread, and then another three sketches for the various dresses.I think you're being VERY skimpy there.
>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
>>36560465>You need to return to Tianna fast, and you had an idea: to ask to an appropriate god to speed up your journey back home.Can't we ask multiple gods? I think they'd dislike it even more under the Abyssals than the Lintha.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36560465AWSHITNIGGAH
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36560465>>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.PRER TYME
>>36560465Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.Getting in god with a Solar queen should be something many Gods would be willing to do.
>>36560465>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.>Get all Exalted on on undamaged ship and have Mikahil speed you back home with charms.Can't we do both? Sea god to give us the best possible weather and conditions and mikahil to superspeed us through said ideal conditions.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36560547Getting in bed, you mean?
>>36560547Gods currying favour with Kings and Queens.The irony of this setting is intoxicating.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36560564Gods are kinda more like the Shinto gods than the western ones.On top of that, there's actually more Gods than Mortals in Exalted.
>>36560465>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.Dancing time?
>>36560481>Only 5?Not all art has been cashed in for XPs.>>36560513>Can't we ask multiple gods?You can, but do you plan on asking all of them at once? That would be harder than focusing on one at a time, and also a bit rude to them.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36560465>prayingWho are we praying to?The Ocean Father?
>>36560635I figured whatever god responsible for the seas we're travelling overWe should also pray to a local wind godget ourselves perfect winds to speed home ASAP
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36560465>>36560635That typo was both lucky and unlucky.
>>36560481I contributed a lot in that thread. At least three pictures.I didn't ask for xp at all. So take the xp gift and be happy with it.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36560465
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36560465>>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.
>>36560465So, which dress was it? It better be what the artfag did at first.That design enthralled me. Unf.
>>36560647Thats the problem we could pray to half a dozen gods here.The Ocean Father, the Western god of travel, the storm mothers, maybe even Siaka.We ain't gonna pray to the storm-bears, largely because they are assholes and we made a pact with the water court in the region and they would not appreciate that.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36560465>Go along with the prayer, ask a god for intercession to speed your travels.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36560675I figure the high priority ones to maximize our speed home would be the Ocean Father, the god of travel, and maybe whoever the fuck Siaka is. I'm assuming they're a wind god or whatever?
>>36560675>Praying to the Storm Mothers>As a supernaturally attractive woman on a boatMaka's not really into suicide.
>>36560689Siakal is the Goddess of Sharks actually, but praying to her is always a good idea to not get fucking eaten on the way.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36560689>>36560686>>36560664>>36560655>>36560648>>36560557>>36560534Get fucking prayed to, Bitch.
>>36560698Thats actually a good reason to try to appease them, there is a whole bunch of attractive women on these ships, and they aren't gonna like that.But we are Solars, so prayer from us is worth a whole bunch. And we might as wellt start now getting on their good side.Only other real option would be the OCean afther or Rudhira, but no one here is a redhead.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36560701Eh I don't think she'd be a god we'd need to pray to then. I mean we're gonna be on a boat. If we were trying to rescue people from a shipwreck or whatever that'd be relevant but we're just hauling ass.
>>36560715>I mean we're gonna be on a boat.You haven't seen her sharks if you think that protects you.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36560713Solar or not we're still a crazy hot woman with a team of crazy hot women. If the storm mothers notice us they're gonna go apeshit.
>>36560721Eh, they can do business. In reality they aren't actually all that obsessive about it. As long as we bribe them properly, they will work with us.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36560732Not sure a bribe would be worth it right now though, unless some of that phat Yu Shan corruption goes down and they want a slice of the action to avoid some "tragic accidents".I mean we can just chill below decks as we haul ass back right?
>>36560713Ocean Father is pretty much the only one we could really pray to if Maka knows anything about Western gods.Storm Mothers hate our ass, Rudhira hates our ass, Siakal would demand a whole bunch of human sacrifice.And the Stormbears are just plain dicks.
>>36560739>unless some of that phat Yu Shan corruption goes down and they want a slice of the action to avoid some "tragic accidents"Thats pretty much how it works. Although a prayer from a Zenith is pretty much all bribery we would need. That shit is worth a lot.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36560748Might not be enough this time though, I mean we have an urgent need to haul ass and that gives them leverage to basically name their price.We might have to part with a not insignificant portion of our loot if they realize that they've got us by the tits.
>>36560770If they figure it like that then not praying to them would be even worse.But gods aren't omniscient in Creation like that, chances are they don't know what exactly we are doing here.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36560741Time to make a call to daddy, then.
>>36560782the best possible course of action for us right now, given consequences, is to just ignore the Storm Mothers and hope they don't notice us.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36560782When you're right you're right. I'm starting to really appreciate why Amata doesn't like dealing with the gods and their bullshit.
>>36560465>with Valeriana's Essence still lingering on it.Out of context, that is hilarious
You unwrap your bundle and get into the dress Valeriana and Irene have prepared for you. The cloth is soft and brushes pleasantly on your skin, giving off a light tingling sensation.Stepping outside, you find the ship's crew manning the sails. Heads turn to you, and, as if guessing that something is about to happen, they stop and wait."...No, no, continue. I'm just going to do some prayer on the ship's prow. I won't get in your way." You reassure them, walking towards the far end of the Fell-Shark.You had no idea where Tia went, but here she is again, sneaking out from behind a line of barrels stacked on the deck and tied down, part of the loot you got from the Black Atoll. "You look great." She says, after a short pause spent looking at you. "Thanks." That felt a bit weird, coming from her.She sits on one of the barrels, hugging her knees, eyes fixed on you.Mental + Twilight = 9 1 8 3 1 (2 Successes)You breathe in deeply and clear your mind. Time to start.>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.>Pray to the Zephyr King, the god of the west wind.>Pray to Admiral Rudhira the Storm Rider, the goddess of western sailing.>Pray to Ruvia, Captain of the Golden Barque, the chief god of travel.>Pray to a lesser, local god, less powerful than those but easier to persuade.>Pray to a different god (who?)>First, do some research with people more knowledgeable about western gods than you are.
>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.Otherwise>First, do some research with people more knowledgeable about western gods than you are.
>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.>Pray to the Zephyr King, the god of the west wind.>Pray to Admiral Rudhira the Storm Rider, the goddess of western sailing.>Pray to Ruvia, Captain of the Golden Barque, the chief god of travel.>Pray to a lesser, local god, less powerful than those but easier to persuade.Lets fucking do it.
>>36560976Pray to Svarog, the only true god.
>>36560993> ALL xDDDFuck. Off.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.Ocean Father fucking loves Solars.Rudhira hates us, Ruvia doesn't give a shit and is a Sidereal shill. And lesser gods are too powerless and random.Don't know anything about Zephyr King right now.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36560993This
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.>Pray to the Zephyr King, the god of the west wind.>Pray to Ruvia, Captain of the Golden Barque, the chief god of travel.>Pray to a lesser, local god, less powerful than those but easier to persuade.I think these four are our best bets.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.>>36560993Is not gonna work.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36560976>>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.>Pray to the Zephyr King, the god of the west wind.Those two will probably give us the most return on investment. Also the Ocean Father will probably be grateful that the lintha hellship is dead and can't pollute his ocean anymore.
>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.Praise be to seadad?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561037>>36560993EF explicitly told you why that is a shit idea.>You can, but do you plan on asking all of them at once? That would be harder than focusing on one at a time, and also a bit rude to them.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561040>>36560976I'll second that. This is our forte, we can be a bit over the top
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36560976>>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.Safest betalso>All dose wasted 10s
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36561044>but do you plan on asking all of them at once?Lets say we do them one after another, rather than all at once.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.He *likes* solars.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Zephyr King, the god of the west wind.
>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.Is Zephyr a homebrew? Because I'm fairly sure winds are Wind master business alone, except for Storm organization.
>>36561061It would show that you don't trust the first one to do it right. Bad idea was any western deity.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.Go straight to the daddy himself. He also hates wyld zones so we can promise to help him with that if he refuses to budge.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36560976>Pray to the Ocean Father, the god of the western ocean.
>>36560625Art has been cashed in for something else?
>1 success>3 1sBotch incoming.
>>36561106Some aren't linked, its just a regular zero success.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36561106Don't botches only occur it you roll a one with no successes?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561106Maybe EF will be kind and let us use that block of successes up top.
>>36561114We've got 4 1s linked.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36561106Botch is if we got no success and 1's.Well we should prepare to use charms when we talk to big daddy
Rolled 9 (1d10)we're using charms for this, right?
>>36561181We should be. But we're not.
>>36561181We don't have any Charm that would work here, all our presence charms require personal interaction.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36561194I think their thinking is to Charm the pants of ocean pappy if he actually gives us an audience.
Your best hope is the Ocean Father.You did some reading on western theology in Tianna sime time ago, and, considering everything, he seems the most approachable god in that sphere and with that level of power.The Zephyr King is hard to communicate with, Rudhira can be jealous and doesn't like seeing women on boats unless they have red hair, Ruvia is difficult to reach, and you can't think of anyone else save for regional or local wind, current, travel, ship or sea gods, which would be more easy to persuade but less powerful.And you're not doing this just to get a bit of speed: being on good terms with important local gods will help you in the long run, and you need to pick you allies well.You look down, at the dark sea cutting itself on the ship's advancing prow. Time to start.>Prayer through words>Prayer through dance>(Other?)Combined with:>No need to sacrifice anything>Make a small sacrifice from your loot>Make a large sacrifice from your loot>As a sacrifice, offer him a favor to be called at a later time>Offer something else (what?)Combined with:>Be demanding.>Humbly implore him.>Treat him like a peer.>Be business-like.>Be friendly.>Be solemn.>(Other?)In addition:>Talking to the Heart.>Majestic Radiant Presence.>No need for charms.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561194either Majestic Radianz Presence or Inspired Performance Style would work for sure
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Be friendly.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561204Probably not to a "pants off" degree, but we could if he did. But its really really unlikely, and it would mean going to his Sanctum, which we really don't have time for.>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Make a small sacrifice from your lootJust no daggers.>Be friendly.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561209>Prayer through dance>As a sacrifice, offer him a favor to be called at a later time>Treat him like a peer.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561209>Prayer through words>Make a small sacrifice from your loot>Be friendly.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561209>>Prayer through dance>As a sacrifice, offer him a favor to be called at a later time>Be friendly.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Make a small sacrifice from your loot>Be friendly.>Treat him like a peer.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Make a small sacrifice from your loot>Be business-like.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Offer something else (To be negotiated when he shows up)>Be solemn.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36561209>Prayer through words>As a sacrifice, offer him a favor to be called at a later time>Be friendly.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Make a small sacrifice from your lootWay too many favors being handed out, and handing out favors to someone like him would bind us way too tightly into western divine politics, thats not a smart plan.>Be business-like.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36561209>Prayer through dance>No need to sacrifice anythingsacrifices only add some more dice, don't they>Be friendly.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36560976>>Pray to a lesser, local god, less powerful than those but easier to persuade.Dice.
>>36561209 >Prayer through dance >Make a small sacrifice from your loot >Be friendly. >Treat him like a peer. >Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561216>>36561224>>36561229>>36561230>>36561232>>36561236>these dicewow, we really prayed to him hard
>>36561249>sacrifices only add some more dice, don't theyIt does, but its also a nice thing to do. Gods love sacrifices, and remember people that give them.>>36561257Not your vote, but its okay.
>>36561209>Prayer through dance>Make a small sacrifice from your lootProbably no need, but we might need to do business with him in the future.>Be business-like.>Be friendly.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561209>>Make a small sacrifice from your loot>Prayer through dance>>Be friendly, but polite and humble. We respect him.Dice.
>>36561277We got all dice already. 9 for Zenith+Social.7 successes.He will listen when we talk.
>>36561209>dance>no need to sacrifice>treat him like a peer>majestic presenceHmm, I need to remember this scenes.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36561286plus 3 more from MRP
How fast can we be if we put all the exalted on the best ship and go at full speed, without the god's help?Also, is is possible for the strongest members of our group to push the ship to increase the speed?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36561209>Prayer through wordsWe are dressed for words>As a sacrifice, offer him a favor to be called at a later timeHe's less likely to screw us over. He just wants to get rid of shadowlands and the wyld>Be friendly>Majestic Radiant Presence
>>36561303>Also, is is possible for the strongest members of our group to push the ship to increase the speed?While on it? I think not even in Exalted this kind of thing works.
>>36561322>While on it? I think not even in Exalted this kind of thing works.Not without the right Charms, anway.
>>36561291three successes, or three dice?>>36561303What if we go on the back of the ship and start using Heaven Thunder Hammer on the water the fastest we can?A sufficiently fast succession of jabs should give us an hell of a boost
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36561329Three dice.
>>36561322Well we do have a few lunars and ALSO exalted's tech level mean ships have rowers so yes i think we actually totally could
>>36561329>A sufficiently fast succession of jabs should give us an hell of a boostHeaven Thunder Hammer makes things you punch fly away from you, it doesn't move you at all.It either punts the other thing away, or nothing happens.
>>36561329Silly anon, charms don't have to obey newton's laws
>>36561353Unless it would be cool.Charms always work in the coolest way possible if you got enough successes.
>>36561209>>Prayer through dance>Make a small sacrifice from your loot>Treat him like a peer.>Talking to the Heart.>Majestic Radiant Presence.
>>36561322>>36561328Not on it. You swim behind it and push it. Like Obelix
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561353so....you're saying we punch CREATION and HTH pushes the whole thing away from us, thus bringing Tianna closer.I like it.
>>36561367Oh shit, barely a Solar for a few months, and already working hard on destroying Creation.Damn Maka works fast on this First Age thing.
>>36561365The Lunars probably could, turn into whales or something and start pushing.
>>36561209Could we also ask him about Rajan, we kinda lost him and if Father Ocean could maybe lead him to the ships we left behind that would be awesome of him.
>>36561367Yeah actually that would work I think. I mean I don't think we're actually POWERFUL ENOUGH, but it works in THEORY in a way that relying on newton's laws doesn't
>>36561303With Solar Sail Charms, 30+ knots. But that's on the Gloria. And she's pretty much half a ship and barely floating.
>>36561418That would be great.
>>36561311He might not be too happy about our pretty Fae if he really doesn't like them, let's how he doesn't know about that.
>>36561400>The Lunars probably could, turn into whales or something and start pushing.Tia probably had the idea to do this with Maka
>>36561441Well we'll probably migrate her down to the south at some point so whatever
[MAJESTIC RADIANT PRESENCE] [ESSENCE 5/6]You walk up to the barrels Tia is sitting on, and untie one from the rig, lifting it up in your hands. Dried tobacco, by the aroma. She cocks her head, looking at you as if wondering what you're about to do, but just watches as you set it down closer to the ship's prow and then walk up to the very end of it.Now, the crew has stopped again, looking at you.You begin your steps. You don't have a dance planned, moving on instinct and improvisation. The light, rolling movement of the ship inspires you, suggesting steps and movements to your limbs.The space available around you is narrow,but, rather than take it as a limitation, you work around it as a challenge. You lick the barrel up in the air, landing it on the top of your head and keeping it balanced for a few seconds before letting it fall down, upright, on the tip of the prow. Then, you leap on top of it, finishing your last steps on that tiny, raised platform."Lord of the West!" You call out to the dark sea, as your castemark blazes in full view and breaks the dark of the night, spreading a soft glow around you. "I need to talk to you. My name is Maka, Chosen of the Unconquered Sun!"(cont.)
>>36561441He doesn't hate fae as such. Only wyld zones and shadowlands and other stuff that "pollute" his sea.
>>36561438Well, we only need to get there before midnight. The ship doesn't have to survive the trip. I doubt we could repair her if she's that destroyed
Rolled 8 (1d10)Oh fuck I just remembered.It's night time.There's an abyssal pirate that works for the Tyrant.He sails psycho fast and is totally undetectable at night.Incoming pirate attack.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561450>You lick the barrel up in the airMy goodness, Maka is talented!
>>36561452And her small wyld swamp isn't actually in the sea so he's not gonna give a shitty because gods are petty like that
>>36561455We have a Twilight and an Earth Aspect with us who are both craft focused. There is very little we CAN'T fix given time and materials.
>>36561452Like the demon ship we murderized?
>>36561477Not the ship itself, but he is not a big fan of the Lintha for various reasons.
>>36561477That is literally one of the reasons we picked him, pay attention
>>36561474Then have them fix it as we're damaging it by going too fast
>>36561466>He sails psycho fast and is totally undetectable at nightSo, perfect mean of transportation for us?Time to steal a ship, boys and girls
>>36561498This powers come from his charms not the boat itself.
Social + Zenith + MRP = 8 10 8 8 7 7 5 6 7 3 7 2 = 9 successesAnd from the black sea rises a black mass of water, then a white spray as a figure rises from the depths of the ocean.You see before you, his feet planted on a circular isle of pond-like tranquility in the middle of the sea in front of the ship's prow, a handsomely rugged middle-aged man. His skin is dark green-blue, his hair as black as the ocean at night, right now, and flows from his head down like an endless wave of water."Hail, Maka, Pillar of Heaven." He salutes you, raising a hand. His figure is well-proportioned, but entirely out of human scale, as his eyes are level with yours despite him standing on the sea's surface. The ship is still advancing, driven by its sails, but somehow the god keeps standing still at a fixed distance from you. "It is good to talk to you.""Likewise." you reply, trying to hide your nervousness. Despite everything, he's an extremely powerful god and it's the first time you deal with someone in his league like this......Well, the Unconquered Sun doesn't count. He's different."Accept on my and everyone's behalf this small gift from the spoils of our victory." You tell him, throwing the barrel of tobacco at him.He catches it, the wooden container smacking on his huge hand, which then closes around it. "Thank you. I receive much prayer, and many sacrifices, but few are as sweet as this. Why did you call on to me?">Ask for help in returning to Tianna>Ask what the situation in Tianna is>Ask about the Lintha>Ask about the Abyssals>(Other?)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561498No it's a charm he has.It's that Baron of the Final Tide guy that EF let us play as awhile back.It would fit perfectly that the instant the truce is over, conveniently at night, this untraceable at night pirate can get up to shenanigans.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561505Time to coerce an abyssal, boys and girlsDice.
>>36561466If he attacks us before midnight it would be breaking the truce we agreed on
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561508>Ask for help in returning to Tianna
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561508>>Ask for help in returning to TiannaLet's not beat around the bush.>(Other?)Ask about Rajan and see if he can help guide him to a rescue ship.>>36561516He doesn't attack before midnight, he attacks promptly after the truce officially expires. Midnight means his charm set is at it's most potent so we need to be wary.
>>36561508>Ask for help in returning to Tianna>ask about the AbyssalsWe could ask about the lintha by mentioning that we hope they won't be much boter for a while again.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561508>Ask for help in returning to TiannaCan we also ask him to help out our water DB, if he's still alive I mean.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561508>>Ask for help in returning to Tianna>>(Other?) Ask about our friend, lost at seaDice.
>>36561508>Ask for help in returning to Tianna>(Other?)Ask him to help lead Rajan to the ships we left behind, whatever his condition may be.
Pillar of Heaven? Is it a generic Solar title or something else?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561508>...Well, the Unconquered Sun doesn't count. He's different.I'm sure he is Maka
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561588Senpai is Senpai.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561579I believe it's one specific to Zeniths actually
>>36561579Nah, it's just that Maka raises many pillars wherever she goes to.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561508>>Ask for help in returning to Tiannaif we can maybe push for >Ask what the situation in Tianna isor >Ask about the Abyssalsbut first priority is getting back to Tianna
>>36561579Pillars of the Sun is a name for Zenith Caste Solars.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36561508>>36561529This
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561508>>36561529>>36561535I'll second these.
>>36561508>Ask for help in returning to Tianna>Ask about our friend lost at sea, and maybe if he can help him.We'd have to be pretty damn lucky, he bleeds out at sea and Siakal absolutely loves dragon-blood flesh.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561508Since we are on good terms lets try to get two favours.>Ask for help in returning to Tianna>Ask about Rajan and see if he can help guide him to a rescue ship.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561508>>36561614 here changing to supporting >>36561529 & >>36561535
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561508>Ask for help in returning to Tianna
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561621And we have been rather Militant in our endeavours.I reallz also think we should inquire about the gods opinion or disposition towards the Lintha and the Abyssals.I mean, we most likely want to consider a preemptive strike on the lintha once we have the Abyssal situation covered, and we are going to war on his waters with the damned Abysalls so those are rather pertient questions since we might have some support from his side in our war or know what to stay clear of or whatever. Just to make sure.And especially if we go Pirate Queen Maka to get a massive Naval power knowing about his disposition to our enemies and disposing them in conjuction with him if he dislikes them should give us a nice home field advantage in these waters if they cooperate with us, against future lintha, Abyssals, and perhaps later on possible Realm Expeditions.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561579For Zenith castes, in the First Age Zeniths used to be called that because they would mediate between the gods and the mortals, providing stability throughout the realm.
>>36561694Actual support is probably asking too much, he is literally the busiest god in the west.That he sows up to us in person at all is a huge sign of respect for Maka and her position.He definitly won't support us against others this directly, because it gets him in trouble with other western deities. Gods of his power just don't do that. We can get a favor here and there if we ask for it and make the proper sacrifices.But he won't work against others on our behalf.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561720I'll bet the only reason he's met us in person is because we're a zenith solar who just led a force that destroyed a lintha hell ship that would regularly pollute his ocean.
>>36561694Abyssals maybe, depends on how good with the Western Courts the Tyrant is.But definitly not Lintha or anyone else, the Lintha heavily bribe local gods and have been doing that for a long time, he is powerful, but he spends nearly all his time keeping the Western Courts together.And while Maka doesn't know it, helping her at all is already a serious political risk for him, one of the reasons we asked him is because he likes Solars and is powerful enough to carry that kind of political baggage.
>>36561741We might be the first Zenith or Solar who prayed to him since the Usurpation. Thats probably the important part.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36561720Well, not constant intervention, but being favourably disposed to do us a favour now and again, it should be a nice bonus on big or important things that happen on the seas in the west.Knwing that he personaly likes our work too and likes getting rid of Lintha and Abyssals means that us continuing to do so will form some sort of relationship between the two of us, he grating us the ocasional favour, we ocassionaly taking our a problem he cannot inervene with but dislikes or something of the sort.
>>36561508Ask to be sped back to shore by a favorable current, and for Rakan's save return if he's still alive.
>>36561762Its generally not a good idea to rely in any capacity on gods, especially not gods as powerful as him. Amata got that right at least.We should be happy with the occasional thing we can get, when we can get it. But most likely this will be ur only personal audience.
"I ask for your help to return this fleet to Tianna as soon as possible, with the utmost speed." You tell him. "I fear that agents of the Deathlords might be attacking it as we speak.""I will grant you that boon." He nods solemnly. "I suspect that you must be rather in a hurry right now, then.""I am.""It would be my pleasure to exchange words with you once the situation calms down. There are some things I would like to ask you, and others I feel you should know."You try and mask your surprise. "Likewise.""But it's something that can wait a few days. When you will wish to visit my Sanctum, consider yourself my guest. My temple in Tianna will await your visit.""There is one other thing I would like to ask you, a personal favor... A Terrestrial fighting alongside us has been lost at sea in the battle, by the name of Rajan Hazaakaa.""I will send my underlings to search for him around the Black Atoll. Whether he still lives or not, they will endeavor to return him to you.""Thank you, Ocean Father." You bow to him, and, likewise, he bows back to you, before vanishing back into the sea.All of sudden, you feel an acceleration that almost knocks you down, and even the entranced sailors behind you struggle to keep the balance, and some actually fall down in surprise. (Tia seems unconcerned.)Your ship, and all the others in the fleet as well, pick up speed, moving at an amazing pace, far above what either wind or oars could propel them. In unison, the sailors on the deck raise cheers to you and to Ocean Father.Now, it's just a matter of waiting.>Spend your time with (Amata/Tia/Mikahil/Irene/Samiel/Karas/Valeriana/Zaan/Zareen/Alexei/Iohannes/Rubel/Iscariah/other)?>Reorganize the fleet (how?)>(Other?)>Just wait.
>>36561793>Spend your time with (Amata/Tia/Mikahil/Irene/Samiel/Karas/Valeriana/Zaan/Zareen/Alexei/Iohannes/Rubel/Iscariah/other)?Karas/Tia
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561793>Spend your time with Karas
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36561793>>Spend your time with (Amata/Tia/Mikahil/Irene/Samiel/Karas/Valeriana/Zaan/Zareen/Alexei/Iohannes/Rubel/Iscariah/other)?Karas/Samiel/Ireneintroduce our kids to their uncle
>>36561793>Spend your time with>Valeriana/Karas/MikahilTime to get our Circle together for once.
I bet he wants to talk about the court of water elementals that we fucked.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561811seconding this
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561793>Just wait.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561793>Spend your time with (Zareen)Actually let's talk to our DB, we haven't spent much time with her and I kind of want to know how she fared in the battle with her new artifact bow
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36561821thislet's spend time with her before we send her away to rescue our mother
>>36561793Karas and Tia.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36561793>the Ocean Father is a total bro>we handle it great>he helps us without being a bitch about itMan, sometimes it's fucking great being Zenith.Anyway, we should spend our time with Amata - and anyone else who wants to participate - to figure out how we're going to handle the Abyssal situation once we're back.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561793>>36561813Seconding.Their first impression of our brother wasn't exactly stellar.
>>36561793>ZareenDidn't we plan to send her to look for our family? Probably a good time to talk about this. Maybe include Karas.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>Spend your time with (Amata/Tia/Mikahil/Irene/Samiel/Karas/Valeriana/Zaan/Zareen/Alexei/Iohannes/Rubel/Iscariah/other)?>Valeriana/Karas/Mikahil/Tia/Five TailsLet's bring our circle plus lunars together. Max celestial exalted.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561793>>36561813Maybe a Night Caste will spontaneously appear?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561846First things first anon, we've got abyssals and deathlords to deal with. We can enjoy that cathartic family rescue once we've dealt with a major threat to Creation.
>>36561854>implying a Night Caste isn't already here.
>>36561837>>36561846We were going to Send Mikhail, Zareen and Five Tails, but Five Tails isn't here now so it might be best to wait so we only have to explain it once.
>>36561857I didn't mean to send her away now. Only pitch the idea to her. She isn't our underling, we at least have to ask her to put herself into huge danger.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561806>>36561810>>36561838I'll go with these folks
>>36561865>send mikhailI know that was suggested, but I think we thought it was a hella bad idea.Just Zareen was the idea I think.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561846We talked about it, I kinda want to wait til we can afford to send Mik and Five Tails tooBut if we're going to talk to Zareen about this we should include Karas too, you know family matters and all
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561806>>36561810Casting my vote here, time for things pleasing to the lunar husbando
>>36561878I don't think sending one person, even an Exalted, alone into hostile territory is a good idea.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561846Ah, yeah, we should pitch the idea to her now, so she has some time to think about it before we'd be sending her. She needs to have the option to refuse.
>>36561888We're sending her to get the family out, not fight a war.This is a sneaking mission, Snake
>>36561793>Spend your time withGather the Exalted to plan what to do when we reach Tianna if it's under attack.
>>36561878Not sure about Mikahil, but we should send her with at least one Lunar.The Despot of Gem is hilariously wealthy, and Gem is home to a huge mercenary market. A single DB would be completly outclassed.
Rolled 8 (1d10)You know having Sun-King's Radiance would be great for when we do send out Zareen, decrease the chances of her getting socialed into betraying us
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36561907Mikahil, Five Tails, and Zareen seems like a dream team to send. Mik has the political savvy to find out where they're being held and zareen and Five Tails have the ninja flip kicking necessary to free them.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561901A sneaking mission to rescue the former royalty of Gem, not exactly a cake walk, even for an Exalted
>>36561909There is two charms we would have to buy before we could get Sun King Raidiance.And Maka has really no use for Tempation Resisiting Stance, her Temperance is probably 1 or so.
>>36561846>>36561865Well, as soon as we deal with the Abysalls in a way that leaves us in a secure position we would have to shore up their loyalty and their cooperation as a team so when we send them to get our family we can make sure they are properly motivated on a personal level and are willing to do it beyond just our say so.That and we should send them as fast as we can do because captivity in conditions akin to the ancient world, even for former royalty or tyrands is not nice, especially for them, since they usually end up in a ceremonial beheading or strangulation.
>>36561921It is, but each Celestial Exalt is a huge resource to invest, so we should be careful in who we can afford to not have around.Mikahil could be vital in negotiating with the Tyrant if we can.
>>36561926We could've bought it last thread, this charm buying system doesn't work the same as normal Exalted.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36561938We aren't sending them off now or anything, not while we still have problems
>>36561926Sun-King Radiance was offered to us as one of the new Zenith 5 charms last thread.
>>36561951>>36561947Oh, didn't see that. Nevermind then, then it really is a good investment to make.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561932I actually don't think they'd have been executed. The tyrant will want to keep them alive on principal.If he executed the previous ruling family when he took power then he could expect to be executed if he loses power to a usurper.They'll be hostages to be sure but he'll keep them alive purely as insurance for his own skin.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36561926We can already get it, notice our brand new charmJust in case anyone missed it:>Armored in Righteousness Stance (upgrades Iron Kettle Body, giving it the option to instead grant +2 soak for 2 essence)
>>36561957He hadn't executed them by the time Karan escaped, so I assume they are kept around as trophies.>then he could expect to be executed if he loses power to a usurperHe can expect that anyway, thats how it works in Gem. They had way too many usupred family lines coming back to power after generations, so they just kill them all by now.
You leap off the Fell-Star back to the new Tianna flagship (you don't remember the name) and head underdeck. You remember hearing that Karas dropped his few things here. Even though you won the battle, your fleet is not exactly in good order. You lost your flagship, took a lot of damage and losses, and filled your holds with loot, so the entire trip back home is confused and disorganized, with people being spread across the entire fleet, resting and patching themselves up wherever there's space.You stop in front of the door to his quarters, hearing him talking to someone."...and they have this theater with undead actors, so that they can actually kill them on stage! They even redid some popular plays in an extremely bloody and gory way to exploit that.""...Did you go and see them?" That's Samiel's voice."Pssh. Of course not. It's not like I was free to walk around at leisure. I'll admit the idea was brilliant. I mean, I don't understand how people can watch normal theater, it's so dreadfully boring. At least seeing some silly fop spill his guts on the scene can be entertaining the first couple of times I guess. But still, it's all part of this big ruse, this attempt to make Skullstone look like a decent, civilized place. Hide the nasty stuff behind a curtain of civility.""...With gore-splatter theater?""They tried, but... I don't know, maybe when you die you lose all common sense.">Join them (talk about what?)>Keep listening>Go somewhere else
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561987>Keep listening
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36561987>>Keep listeningPeeping big sister is go!
>>36561957Kolar III the current Despot has canonically erased all evidence and records of the previous ruling Dynasty of Gem. He even bribed other Kings in the south to do the same.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36561987>Go somewhere elseGo visit ZareenCheck to see if her abs are ok
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36561987>Keep listeningKaras and Samiel becoming friends is just the cutest.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36561987>>Keep listeningSee if they're in bed together
>>36561987>join them>talk about the past and the present>fluster the little bro like any good older sibling would and tell embarassing stories
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36561987>Keep listening
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562008>See if they're in bed togetherI really hope so. Samiel and Karas being gay for each other and just chatting during post-coital snuggling would be the best turn of events.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36561987>Keep listeningKarasXSamiel? I ship it.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562002The despot right now is called Rankar or something like that. It's not Kolar III so we're good there.Of course Kolar III might be our father so.... yeah.
>>36561926Not only that but Horizon to Horizon Technique would get us some way to ensure people do not loose their initiacy to ourself, via smal keepsake or artwork or whatever.
>>36561987>Keep listening Until you hear moaning
>>36562014No. No it wouldnt.
>>36562025>do not loose their intimacy to us
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562025If anything, their fondness would keep growing stronger with one new automatic social attack every month.
>>36562021Nah, Kolar is of Rankars lineage. Rankar was the first Despot of Gem.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36561987>>Join them (talk about what?)tell Karas about Tiannadid we happen to get that upgrade to IKB yet?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562043Ah well then the current year is way before that.Rankar is the current despot in this quest.So it's all good.
>>36562030>>36562038Contain your bigotry here. Everyone else in this story is bi too, and the two of them can use someone to relate to.>everyone being bi is okay as long as I can fap to it
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36561987>>Join them (talk about what?)...family stuff?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562030>>36562038>being this homophobic in a quest about lesbian queens and incestuous orgiesI don't even.
>>36562020Samiel/Dancing Smoke OTP.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562014>>36562020fuck off with that crap alreadyand Samiel already has a SO
>>36562055You're even worse than the incest faggots
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562068
>>36562072>How dare people like what I don't like
>>36562072You got that reversed, anon.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562067Stop trying to force things that are just blatantly out of character so you can watch two dudes fuck each other, theres the entire rest of the internet for that so stop shitting this quest up with it.Whenever you gay fags bring up your shipping shit you always completely disregard the actual characters involved and how they feel and their stance on things, especially when Samiel has Smoke and Karas doesn't swing that way as its already been established.
>>36562067>HomophobicIt's "Holy fuck you shippers are stupid" not "Holy fuck you faggots are faggots"
>>36562081This.Holy fuck this.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562083Its both for me, holy fuck these shippers are stupid and these faggots are faggots.I wish they would leave already, its clear they don't care about the quest or the characters, otherwise they would have already read what the characters are like and would realize Samiel has that Volcano goddess and Karas is into women.
>>36562071>and Samiel already has a SOBecause clearly that has prevented anyone else in this quest, ever.>>36562081>Karas doesn't swing that wayLiterally every other major character is bi, except possibly Irene.> blatantly out of characterHow so, no seriously, what about their respective characters makes it impossible for them to like eachother romantically?
>>36562042Adn then we are going to do murals and statues of ourselves worshiping or praying to the unconquerd sun in Pearl, and Perhaps some other slightly smaller depictions of ourselves all featuring a common symbol so that we already have a inconography for banners imprinted in the heads of people since they are born.Something akin to Japans Flag of the Rising Sun or something, but with golden colours of course.
Psst whos karas?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562081>Karas doesn't swing that way as its already been establishedIt absolutely has not.And this whole conversation would have ended at two people agreeing that something would be cute if you weren't so hilariously defensive that the slightest mention of the gay sent you screaming "NO NO NO, NOT IN MY QUEST."Faggot.
>>36562081This guy just managed to sum up all my feels on the matter. Thanks man.
>>36562080You got that reversed, anon.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562094Our brother the dawn caste
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562092>How so, no seriously, what about their respective characters makes it impossible for them to like eachother romantically?Anon, just going "OH LOOK EVERYONE ELSE IS BI SO THESE GUYS WHO HAVE NO INTEREST IN MEN AND HAVE STATED THEIR PREFERENCES ALREADY MUST TOTALLY BE BI TO RIGHT?"
>>36562091>Samiel has that Volcano goddess and Karas is into womenBecause clearly they would be the only bisexual polygamists in this quest. Sure thing that.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562094our brother
>>36562095Isn't that exactly what happened to the incest and Shota fags too?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562095>It absolutely has not.Go read last thread.And no it would not have ended at that, as they are still shitting up the quest ever since Karas was introduced with this faggotry.
>>36562101>>36562104I really missed alot if we got a brother then
>>36562092Everyone is Bi in Creation. Not being Bi is the aberation. The fact that you are homosexual or heterosexual is seen as potentialy some major mental malfunction.Since obviously everyone is bi.
>>36562081>blatantly out of characterYou're projecting real hard there anon.
>>36562103Maka doesn't love everyone she's fucked. Shipping means a romantic connection, of which it is clear they're not interested in each other, and one has an interest on top of that.
Have you nerds ever considered not arguing about who should sleep with who or why <x> thing is the worst thing since <y> thing and just let it happen? None of those characters are even the PC, why hyper-focus on something we have nothing to do with?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562112Really a lot, he's been kind of important for the last 3 or 4 threads
>>36562102>THESE GUYS WHO HAVE NO INTEREST IN MEN AND HAVE STATED THEIR PREFERENCES ALREADY MUST TOTALLY BE BI TO RIGHT?First of all, what makes you think they have no interest in men?Because they didn't fuck any yet? maka hadn't shown any interest in men for many chapters too, and yet that wasn't considered a reason for her to be bi being "Outr of character".And them liking women doesn't mean they can't fuck. Everyone else does.And you find it okay, as long as it serves your shitty self-insertion, but the moment something comes up that isn't your fetish you get hilariously defensive>no gay stuff, they can't be bi or polygamous ever, even though everyone else is.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562103Stop samefagging already you pathetic faggot.>>36562114You're the only one projecting here, projecting your gay onto characters who are not, while trying to justify it by pointing to completely different character like their sexuality changes someone completely differents sexuality.
>>36562113>is seen as potentialy some major mental malfunction.That's really wrong. LIke, holy fucking shit where is your citation-tier wrong.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562124>And you find it okay, as long as it serves your shitty self-insertionI don't self insert jack shit retard, you're the only one here looking for that.Play the character and respect the character, or fuck off with your metagaming That Guy shit.
>>36562116>of which it is clear they're not interested in each other,This is literally the first time they interacted.And Maka got two wifes, plus Irene.I see no reason why Karas can't aspire to his sisters standards.
I don't really care who Karas gets with as long as it's not Maka, incestfags are the worst.
>>36562122I havent been here since thread 37. Im going to go to the archives to catch up...unless of course you guys wanna tell me everything from the immaculate problem up.
>>36562136>Play the character and respect the characterPlease show me where Karas said he doesn't like dudes.Go ahead. Or shut up. Just let people like what you don't like you pathetic faggot.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562145>this anon doesn't know about the Titan...you should probably archive binge. Some really, really big things have happened, and you shouldn't be hearing it from us.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562145I really recommend just reading the threads, some pretty cool stuff came up since then
>>36562129anon is on the internet and exagerating, but not untrue in the essence.In the books it is alwazs noted when one has a preference for men or women and it is never siad that somone swings both ways. Thus meaning that swinging both ways is assumed to be the deafault setting, just as how we see being hetero the default.And just as romans cared only about who penetrated who, and not if they be man or female, since being penetrated was by default submissive and they had a hard on for dominance.Difrent cultures have diffrent ideas of norms and normality, and diffrent views on what is healthy sexuality.
>>36562140Easily 90% of this gay stuff is clearly just to rile up the incestfags because they get the saltiest about this kind of shit
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562146Read last thread, and learn to read subtlety and subtext. The only faggot here is you anon.
>>36562154Fix your bloody keyboard
>>36562151>>36562150Good thing ive got this on mobile app. Well im gonna go binge and probably shouldve caught up by exalted 58...also ill still be here
>>36562156>I can't actually show anything so I just claim vague bullshitYou get worse and worse.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562136>Play the character and respect the characterwe don't even play the character you retard.We have literally no way of influencing who Karas hooks up with.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562155For some weird reason it seems like there are a few anons who think that its this incestfag V gayfag war, when its really not that complicated at all, its simple faggotry of the highest order in all its forms and permutations and nothing more
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562155Not the anon that's arguing but I honestly think it's cute, not that I think anything we talk about concerning other characters will come true, it's all suppose to be harmless fun
"So... were you just locked in a basement somewhere? Or did they put you to work?""For the longest time, I thought they had actually forgotten about me. Well, us. I was locked up in a cell with another fifty or so people. Some debtors or criminals, some slaves bought in bulk, some victims of piracy who ended up being part of the prize... they fed us some grey sludge once a day and that's it. When they remembered, at least. In three weeks, half of us were dead. And... not normal dead.""What do you mean? Dead of what?""Maybe hunger, maybe sickness, maybe weakness, maybe just hopelessness or infected wounds, but every time... when someone was about to die, he started screaming. When you heard the screams, you knew someone was dying. Even while sleeping, they just jolted awake, screamed for a minute or two, bam, fall over dead.""That's not... was that sorcery or something?""No idea. I don't know anything about that. But... I heard something from another prisoner there.""What?""Well, they use human flesh for crafting. They use the bones as well, mixing them with steel or enchanting them and shaping them. Eyes are recycled, since high-maintenance zombies need replacements. Teeth and nails are used for decoration and precision parts...""...I think I get it. They use everything from the human body. So...""...So what about souls? Do they use them too?""Do they... rip them off?""I have no idea. But, if we were betting, I'd put my money on "yes"."There's a short pause."Did Maka tell you about the Abyssal problems we have in Tianna?""A bit. I also asked Amata earlier. Seems like a mess.""Think they do stuff like that too?""...They're Deathlords. Why do you think people call them that? Heck, they call THEMSELVES that. How bonkers do you think someone needs to be to call himself a DEATHLORD?">Join them (talk about what?)>Keep listening>Go somewhere else
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562177>>Go somewhere elseLet's go talk to Zareen
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562167And you started at the bottom anon. This issue has been dealt with and argued to death several times over and was put to rest in the story and you keep bringing it up despite everything telling you it ain't happening. It's not my fault you refuse to actually read what is written and substitute your own deluded ideas into these threads.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562177>Keep listening
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562177>Go somewhere elseZareen
>>36562176[spoiuler] I think they would be a cute pairing, they have a lot in common and complementing personalities. But the simple fact is most of the people bothering to argue against the bigotistic idiots do it just to rile them up. [/spoiler]
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562186>put to rest in the storyCitation needed. Karas's sexuality has never been nailed down. He's hardly had any characterization at all so far aside from 'protective.'
Rolled 4 (1d10)Listen
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562177>Keep listening>>36562186>This issue has been dealt withIt really hasn't at all. Nothing ever prevents them from hooking up at any point. Unless one of them takes a vow of chastity or something like that.
>>36562177>join in and talk about cheerful thingsLet's lift the mood now.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562190If you highlight the text and press ctrl s it automatically spoilers it for you, if you're using 4chanx at least
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562190>they have a lot in common and complementing personalitiesSo that somehow overrides the fact one is already in a relationship and the other is so far from what he's said, not inclined towards that way, nor do they want to see each other that way?
>>36562207You don't need to be using 4chanx, I use the default and it works fine
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562177>Keep listening>>36562186I don't even care about the argument but thats just flat out untrue, he has barely any characterisation at all, let alone a setting in stone his one true sexual leanings. Which would be bullshit in Exalted anyway.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562177>>36562206This
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562177>Join them (talk about what?)Ask if Karas would be willing to make some leaflets or flyers or whatever with us about what life is REALLY like on skullstone.Once we get Horizon to Horizon we can throw that shit around everywhere and put the social squeeze on the silver prince.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562214I wasn't actually sure since I've been using it for the longest time
>>36561888For spywork?Seems pretty reasonable to me. Knowing who support the usurper, who want the old royality back and who can be bought off would be incredibly useful
>>36562177>Go somewhere elseZareen and/or Mikhail
>>36562209>nor do they want to see each other that wayExcpet they interact now for the very first time. And Samiel is hardly "in a relationship" with SV, otherwise he would have been pretty mad aboutt the public gangband Maka put her through.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562177I'll second >>36562206Let's reminisce on childhood and talk about our new family
Rolled 8 (1d10)To try and move the conversation topic to something less mind numbingly dumbOn Exaltedfag's ask he mentioned that we haven't actually talked about the second demesne we have, the one we're suppose to dedicate to Flow and the water court.I actually want to get a full powered hearthstone from that one, but for the manse design I was thinking about a sort of comfort house/hot spring sort of thing
>>36562209>So that somehow overrides the fact one is already in a relationshipÄh, yhow does it need to override anything? It didn't bother Maka. It didn't stop him from sleeping with maka even though Maka was the lover of his own mother and sister. Let alone Tia being there. > the other is so far from what he's said, not inclined towards that wayI bet if someone would have used this argument for Maka not sleeping with any guys, you would have gotten really mad and claimed that just sleeping with women so far doesn't prove she is only into women.
>>36562233And if they get found out? groups of people working together get bonuses, and the Despot of Gem is probably rich enough to hire a few Outcaste Dragon-Bloods.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562236>otherwise he would have been pretty mad aboutt the public gangband Maka put her through.did you not read what he had to say and how EF commented in story on his reactions?if anything, he used it as an excuse to spank her all night long and get some quality time with her
>>36562237I have to second this. Let's go and ask Karas if he still wears Maka's dresses from time to time. He was the cutest boy in the palace, wasn't he?
>>36562253Shipping isn't about sleeping with someone. The argument sprung from someone wanting a RELATIONSHIP, a ROMANTIC relationship between the two.Like we have with Tia. Not like we have with every person we fuck.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562251>I actually want to get a full powered hearthstone from that one, but for the manse design I was thinking about a sort of comfort house/hot spring sort of thingI like both of those ideas. We could use a Hearthstone, since we basically burned Pearl's away to power our city. And a villa-temple with extensive hotsprings seems like the perfect dedication to an elemental court of the island's calm shallows.
>>36562264You mean like we have with Tia and Amata?
>>36562251That actually sounds like a good idea. Flow also wants access to people to minle with, that could work wonders!
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562259I think by canon he has actually, he's spent tons of money of mercs, exalted, sorcerers.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562177>Go somewhere elseVisit ZareenWhy are you faggots even arguing who's personality fits with whom and whether someone is bi or not? Who we think fits together has absolutely no influence on their relationships. If two guys happen to be bi and get along great, then they will hook up whether you faggots want it or not. This is as dumb as arguing about how the weather on the north pole in five hours should be. You have no absolutely no influence over it or any data to base your arguments on.
>>36562260Which goes to show pretty clearly he isn't very mad about SV fucking others, and neither would SV herself be mad about this kind of thing, so the argument "he is in arelationshp" doesn't hold any water whatsoever.And I doubt she would be more opposed to him being in a second relationship. Because, exalted.
>>36562268It was an example, I didn't new to expand it out.
Fuck this fucking discussion. We've hit bump limit already and the thread hasn't even been up four hours.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562251I'm pretty sure we agreed on hot springs, yes.I think there was also some discussion about making it a place where guys can come and offer themselves to the water court for fucking without being drowned after they're done with them or something.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562289Yup. Every single time, these retarded fucking fights kill the entire thread. That's why I backed out as soon as I saw the discussion it was going. The only people who participate in them - on any side - are people who hate the quest and just love to argue.Fucking assholes.
>>36562274But anon, it gets them so mad. And its hilarious.But okay, I stop now.>>36562251I figure something that makes people visit the Manse would make them happy, so a hotspring would work great, although it would need a opening to the ocean somehow, and should not be open to the sky, to make them feel safer.
>>36562251A hot springs is actually a great idea, especially with how close it would be to Pearl, it's only a horse ride away for a great tourist spot
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562296I think we got them to agree to not murder guys anymore with our brain meats. The hot spring manse just makes it comfortable.
>>36562271Exactly, if we send only one person it isn't even that unlikely that they'll be caught given the high value of who they'll be rescuing, and then we'll just have another person we need to save.
>>36562311Its instincts with them, can't be too careful.
>>36562251How strong of a hearthstone do you think we can get from it, it's a two dot demesne, but Val might be able to bump it up to three like she could have done to Pearl before we decided to bump it up with our bonus points
>>36562326Making a Demesne more powerful requires geomantic reshaping of the landscape, which takes a lot of time wihtout sorcery.So a two dot hearthstone is all we can get right now.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562326Probably a 3 dot water manse/hearthstone, consecrated as a temple to the local Water Court.It should work out pretty great for us, actually.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562286>SVyou mean DS?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562338Martial Arts are water aspected, right?Maybe we could get a Hearthstone to make us better at Martial Arts.
>>36562342Slut Volcano? I think he got it right.
>>36562342For some reason I thought of Smoking Volcano, but yeah I meant Dancing Smoke.
>>36562353What are some good water stone we could get, either 2 or 3 dot
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562353Yeah, one of the Water Aspect anima powers is that all TMAs are considered in-aspect, even if they're of non-Water elements. If we get a Water-related martial arts hearthstone, it would almost certainly have to do with either establishing or breaking grapples.
>>36562372Isn't there a canon hearthstone that makes it so you literally can't be grappled or restrained?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562381that's a three dot hearstone
>>36562353Its not so much that MAs are water aspected, but those exist, yes.>>36562363We can't get a 3 dot stone without raising the Demesne to 3, which takes a lot of effort, we can probably do it, but it would depend on EF being willing to handwave the normal time this would take.There is Kata-Sculpting Gem, mostly good for DBs but it reduces the Essence cost of activating MAs.Pearl of Wisdom, which helps keeping yourself calm, good for Tia.And I would be remiss to not mention the possible 3dot stone.Stone of Gender Transformation.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562381Not that I know of, but I'm not exactly an expert on canon hearthstones. That could make sense as a higher-end Water hearthstone, though. You slide right out of grapples, ropes cannot hold you, you can even squirm your way out of a collapsed building with a little effort - that sort of thing.If I was EF, I'd give it to you, but I'm not sure how EF is balancing hearthstone power levels, since we haven't seen any yet.
>>36562406We've seen one actually, easily forgotten about though I know
You knock on the door and come in during another lull in the conversation."Hi guys." You smile to them. "I've gotten Father Ocean to hurry us to Tianna as fast as possible.""Oh, good." Samiel clenches his fists. "I'm so worried about what's going on there. Do you think they're already attacking?"Karas shrugs. "I don't know much about Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine, but my idea is that with Deathlords you always have to expect the worst."We'll cross that bridge when we'll come to it." Karas is sitting on the bed, Samiel, who has a broken arm tightly bandaged with two wooden splints keeping it straight, is on a chair in front of a small table. A half-full bottle of rum and two copper cups lie on it. "Can I?"Samiel fills up with his good hand a cup and hands it to you."You've never been a big drinker." Karas notes with a grin."I can hold my liquor better now." You reply as you down it. The harsh, loud, violent drink fireballs down into your stomach. "What about you? Are you still wearing girl's dresses?"Samiel, who was about to take a sip as well, nearly chokes on it laughing. "WHAT?""YOU PROMISED YOU WOULDN'T TELL ANYONE" Karas screams in panic."Whoops, sorry, must've slipped me.""No, wait." Samiel coughs and gasps for air. "I MUST know.""Come on. We were, like, six!""I was ten and you were nine." You correct him. "And he had accidentally kicked a ball through the window of the Chancellor's office, playing in the courtyard. I told him that I'd not tell on him if he wore one of my dresses.""...Man, the Immaculates are right after all. You ARE a soulless monster." Samiel laughs. "How was he?""Oh, I immediately regretted it when I realized that he was a lot cuter than me in that. In fact, he must have liked it as well because he-""If you don't shut up now..." Karas narrows his eyes. "...I'm going to tell him about The Slug Incident.">Shut up.>Shut up.
>>36562401Fountain Summoning Stone(2) would be useful if we return to Gem.>>36562381Freedom Stone is 3dots, sadly.Water hearthstones are sadly not the greatest for us.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562426>>Shut up.Well played brother..... Well played.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>Shut up.>Shut up.Shut up with all the perfection a Solar can muster
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562426>Shut up.>Shut up.>SHUT UP
Rolled 2 (1d10)Don't become completely fixated on the dot rating, if we find a cool hearstone but it's rating is too high or too low we could probably get a power adjusted version.OldMcdonalds Codex mentions:The associations of elements and celestialaspects overlap to some degree. Therefore, mansesof different aspects can sometimes produce functionallyidentical hearthstones. For instance, ahearthstone that augments Martial Arts prowesscould come from a manse aspected to Water (theTerrestrial caste that favors that Ability) or theSidereals (the most profi cient martial artists inCreation). Storytellers can reassign hearthstonesto different elemental or celestial aspects as theysee fi t, or create duplicate stones.Hearthstones can also appear in versions ofgreater or lesser power. A more powerful stonemight add successes instead of dice, augment awider range of activities or otherwise offer greaterbenefi ts; a less powerful stone might offer smallerbonuses to dice pools, operate a limited numberof times per day, require Essence expenditures orotherwise limit its power.So could also look at sidereal hearthstones as inspiration for possible waterhearstones
>>36562426>>Keep gossiping, make him shut up from embarassmant.
>>36562426I dunno...>Shut up.>Shut up.This is a quest defining choice right there. I can't choose.Screw it, i say we>Shut up.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562426>Keep talkingI want to know about the Slug Incident
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562426>>Shut up.>>Shut up.
>>36562426Slug incident? My memory is fuzzy
>>36562426Bwahahahahaha, Exaltedfag, I fucking love you!And goddamn, I want to know what this incident is all about now!>shut upNo choice, heh.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562426>Shut up.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562426>Are you still wearing girl's dresses?>I realized that he was a lot cuter than me in that. In fact, he must have liked it as well because he-Hahaha, fuck yes.>Shut up.>Shut up.So, are people in the Age of Sorrows not aware of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Because Maka's been drinking a lot more since she found out she was pregnant than she had been before then. I mean, for all I know, we might not have to worry about it since we're Exalted. But still.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562426>>Shut up.>>Shut up.This is slander and never actually happened, but for Karas' sake we will be silent
>>36562426>Shut up.>>36562437>Shut up with all the perfection a Solar can musterI'm now trying to think up the most pretentious Solar charm name that I can that for that.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562426>Keep running your mouth, you got the Integrity charmsI must know about the slug incident.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562481>Soaring Lip Sealing Kata
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562470It's still normally a thing, most diseases or ailments that exist in real life do too in Creation, just usually also sort of magicyThat said Exalted resistance and charms all extend towards the fetus for the duration of the pregnancy, so the kids are safe
>>36562470Her kid benefits from her passive Charms and her Resistance. So it can take mor alcohol than the average sailor.Also, no most probably don't know about that.
>>36562481>Glorious Silent Uprising
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562513>mor alcohol than the average sailor.>5 dots of resistanceMore than literally every mortal sailor, I can't say all sailor since I'm sure there's some Exalted out there with poison resistanceWe can get something like that now that I think about it.
>>36562426"About the Slug incident, when i was young and very unwise, and at that time ..."Maka lost this idea of shame about her life for she knows in her heart what the diffrence between inocent acts and intent is, and can now constantly be aware of it.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562527>We can get something like that now that I think about it.All exalted are immune to death from non-magical poisons and diseases. They'll progress up to the threshold of death, and then go no further, eventually subsiding again. But yes, we could pick up a charm that makes us immune to all effects of non-magical diseases and poisons, and resistant to the effects of supernatural ones.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36562481Silencing The Treasonous Mouth
>>36562481>>36562526Actually "Glorious Uprising Silence" fits better.Glorious Silent Uprising sounds like it could actually be a thing for hiding a group of people.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562548that's actually an effect a water hearstone could have.There's a three dot one that makes you immune to magical and mundane poison and disease and makes you never bleed. I could easily see a two dot version with reduced features
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562489>>Soaring Lip Sealing KataToo Sidereal>>36562526>>Glorious Silent UprisingThat just gives me Usurpation flashbacks>>36562551>Silencing The Treasonous MouthThat's got Abyssal all over it
>>36562481Silence is Gold Prana
You don't want him to know about the slug incident.You don't want ANYONE to hear about the slug incident.Samiel is staring a hole into your soul, clearly desperate to know more. But he says nothing.He must never know.>In any case, spend the rest of the day (until you return to Tianna) with some light and cheerful conversation with Karas and Samiel.>You actually have something important to talk about (what?)Optional:>Call other people to join you (who?)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562582>In any case, spend the rest of the day (until you return to Tianna) with some light and cheerful conversation with Karas and Samiel.>Call other people to join you (who?)Zareen
>>36562582>Call other people to join you (who?)>Irene, Amata and TiaGet the whole family together and talk strategy.
>>36562582>You actually have something important to talk about (what?)>Call other people to join you (who?)Introduce Karas to Zareen and Mikhail, ask them about finding and rescuing our family.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562582>In any case, spend the rest of the day (until you return to Tianna) with some light and cheerful conversation with Karas and Samiel.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562582>You actually have something important to talk about (what?)We need to talk to Zareen about a possible plan to liberate our family, and talk to Amata about political plans once we arrive in Tianna. Anyone at all relevant can participate in the latter discussion.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562582>>In any case, spend the rest of the day (until you return to Tianna) with some light and cheerful conversation with Karas and Samiel.Let's also call Zareen, we need to spend more time with her
>>36562582You actually have something important to talk about (what?)>Strategy for the Abyssals and the potential rescue in Gem>Irene, Amata, Tia, Zareen, Valeriana and Mikahil
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562582>>36562598>>36562611these
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562582>>36562611Sure, lets get the whole gang.
>>36562582>You actually have something important to talk about (what?)Worse case planning for when we get to Tianna.>Call other people to join you (who?)>Irene, Amata, Tia, Five Tails and Mikahil
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562582>Call other people to join you (who?)Every Exalt we have. we plan for the worst case scenario in Tianna when we arrive.
>>36562426Are you ever go8ng to do another recap thread?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562426>Tell about the slug incident yourselfCome on, lads
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562721So soon after the last ones?It's only bee like 12 or so threads and the only reason he did those was because of the hiatus
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562721Jesus Christ I hope not. That shit took forever and if you're too lazy to read the quest what are you even doing here?
>>36562721So we can have another three or so threads in which people can shitpost about the physics of gangbangs?
Rolled 7 (1d10)We need to have a group session at one point. Because it seems that Maka is soon going to become a direction changer. The ocean father wants to talk to us, obviously its going to be something important. We can get a charm that allows us to indirectly hit people with social attacks.Mikahil has that plan where we can crash the west's economy. We will get the Siderials attention if we win the game against Plentimon because he will have to call in his salary and other favors so he can pay us. We have beaten and humiliated Peleps Deled. A wyld hunt will be inevitable. If we start expanding we will have to beat off the realm fleet as well. Perhaps the realm will give us a name like siren of the west
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36562756>siren of the westOhh that's kind of nice
>>36562721*Coils back in fear* sry just asking no need for rage. Ill just go back to the archives from whence ive came*Drags feet back to archives to where maka tries to seduce monk*
After a bit of idle chatter (and dancing around and avoiding the subject of slugs), you speak your mind to Karas."...Actually, I was thinking of a plan to help mom, dad and sis."He falls silent and waits for you to continue. You have his attention."...If they're in Gem, in Rankar's prisons. I was thinking of sending Zareen to Gem. I was about to go and call her, in fact. To check what the situation is, just as a scout... as much as I'd want to break them free, we're fighting on too many fronts and Gem is incredibly distant from here. We can't commit, not unless we're sure..."He doesn't say anything, but it's clear what he's thinking.You take a deep breath. "...Yes?" You ask him nonetheless."...I don't get it. You don't want to help them? To take back Gem?""It's not that simple.""It IS, bloody hell." He slams his fist on the table with a deep thud. "I haven't gone back to them right away after Exalting only because I heard that you were here in the West, closer to me, and had been Exalted too! It had to be a divine sign. I had to get you on board before returning to Gem.""And now...""And now, I was expecting to set sail with you immediately, as soon as you got out of the fight with the Lintha. I still don't know why you didn't get back right away after Exalting, instead of wasting time in Tianna!"(cont.)
>>36562756>Mikahil has that plan where we can crash the west's economy.And its a terrible plan in every way shape and form. Destroying the economy of the West to get rif of pirate licenses is just stupid, they won't stop being pirates, they will just stop having a reason to not kill everyone when they plunder a ship.> If we start expanding we will have to beat off the realm fleet as well.Luckily this will most likely not be a issue, thanks to the brewing civil war, no one will send away a whole fleet so far into the west.
"Karas..." You try and calm him down."You got too involved with the West, Maka. Your home is Gem. And, for all we know, our family is there, imprisoned by an usurper.""But we don't even know if they're there or not!""Even if they aren't, Gem is ours. We need to get it back. We have the Unconquered Sun on our side! Just stop this nonsense, Maka." He tosses a glance at Samiel. "...I don't mean any disrespect or offense to your family or nation, but... We have our own troubles to worry about. Come on, Maka. Come back to Gem. Please. We can set sail as soon as we resupply in Tianna, and reach Chiaroscuro in less than a month.">Alright. I'll go back to Gem. I'll make preparations as soon as we return.>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.>(other?)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562792>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.>I have people here that need me to guide and protect them too, I can't just abandon them.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562792>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it."If you can't handle that... go. Just go."
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562792>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.
>>36562792>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.>I want to save our family, as soon as possible, but Gem is too much.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562792>>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.
>>36562781>Destroying the economy of the West to get rif of pirate licenses is just stupidThat's not his plan. His plan is to cash in on a crash in the pirate license market to make an absurd quantity of money. He explained this, and also that depending on how you go about with his plan, pirating licenses can remain or disappear in the process.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36562792>>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.should we be using any charms? TTTH?
>>36562792>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.We still got Pearl to build, we can't start something like this and drop it. UCS senpai would be very disappointed in us.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562792>>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.Use a Talking to the Heart on himGem has been taken from us for a while now either our family is already dead or they're still alive and that won't change anytime soonWe'll save them as soon as possible, but taking back Gem will have to wait will we aren't assaulted on all sides, Solars live for thousands of years, a few months or even a year isn't anything in comparison
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562792>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.Use TTTH
>>36562830>His plan is to cash in on a crash in the pirate license market to make an absurd quantity of money.Thats even more stupid, whats the point in huge amounts of money like that? The only economy capable of taking that kind of money would be the realm.
>>36562792>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.;_;
>>36562781But in Crashing said ecconomy the other option is not only doing away with priate licences, but getting all those ships under our control.Thus it would net us probably the strongest fleet currently active in the west.Now think of this with the addition of SunKing Radiance and Horizon to Horizon enhanced propaganda material for ensuring loyalty and Heroism Encounraging Presence and Sea Wolf Style to make us a serious amphibious warfare officer and TWTT for training them. We would basically lead the most significant military force in the west if we are in conjuction with Tianna.We get a few exalted in the deal probably some DB captains and such and we have enough power to assault any one target in the West. Enough to solidify this powerhouse if we choose the right targets and give us a proper permanent powerbase to which we can return once we save our sis, mum and dad .
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562848>whats the point in huge amounts of money like that? The only economy capable of taking that kind of money would be the realm.What.We utterly RUIN them and their pirating, we profit to kingdom come and back again with it, we can put all that money into Tianna, Pearl and getting Gem back.And you don't see the point?Did you by anychance happen to misplace your brain?
>>36562792>>(other?)"There is a weapon in Tianna which can reduce Gem to dust in mere moments.""Tell me Karas, how are we going to defend against a Titan in the hands of the Abyssals? How are we going to fight the Abyssals if we're dealing with Gem at the same time?""We can't, that's why it isn't simple. That's why we break them out, and economically claim Gem from our base of power, that way we don't let the weapon fall into their hands, AND we reclaim Gem."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562792>>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.Use TttH to get him to understand how much this hurts Maka, it's not like she doesn't want to take it back, but there's so much that needs to be done before we can afford to take back our Kingdom
>>36562848Didn't he mention awhile back about wanting to replace all the currency with some first age thing?
Question how did our brother exalt?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36562792>We'll do it, but only after we saved Tianna from the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine."These people saved my life, and they are ALSO my family. After I exalted, I promised I'd pay back what they did for me, and make sure Tianna is safe. I'm going to send Zareen to bring us back intelligence, let us make a plan to take back Gem while keeping our family and our people safe. And then, once Tianna is safe, I'm going to muster an army and take our home back.""But you need to be patient, otherwise I might almost get killed trying to keep us all safe again. Trust me, brother, I've never lost Gem as a priority."And use Talk to the Heart, no matter what dialogue we go with.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562872for the love of god don't tell him about the titan, if you need to refer to it as a massive weapon, but don't say Titan for fucks flying sake
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562898He exalted in a slave pen in the Skullstone Archipelago. That's basically all we know.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562888Kinda sorta, he wants to implement an improved version of it, but it's basically a system to help stabilize Creation and deal with the crazy wealth distribution going on throughout it
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36562792>No. Sorry, but I can't. Not yet. Tianna is more important right now. I can't leave it.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562905>That's basically all we know.We also know he's a Dawn, so he did something violent.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562792>>36562901this
>>36562867>Thus it would net us probably the strongest fleet currently active in the west.>>36562870Did it occur to any of you that no economy in the west is big enough to take that kind of money investment without collapsing? That the only fleets not devestated by this would be the Silver prince and the Lintha who could fuck up the entire rest of the West?Money doesn't do anything, you need to buy shit with is, and you need places to buy from. And if we pump so much money into the Western economy it will fuck it up completly, leaving it vulnerable to disconnected factions, like the Lintha, the Houses and the Deathlords. All factions we simply can not compete with at this point, and won't be able to for a long time even with infinite money.
>>36562792"Karas, there is no point in saving our family from imprisonment if we cannot guarantee their safety. We can not loose Tianna to the Abyssals. We need to get things settled here in the west. We then get our sister and parents out of jail and settled nice here in the west, where there are not a hundred and one other families trying to reclaim that throne. And then we get some proper force and conquer Gem. ""I am not forgeting anything dear brother, but I want to do this right, so we or descendants of our family do not have to do this again, and again and again with no end in sight. Because thus far that has been Gems history, and I will be damned if I will let my familly be swallowed by it like every other Tyrant families."
>>36562888Yeah, this whole thing is pretty muchbecause he wants to collapse the local economy and replace it with his own monetary system.
>>36562928A monetary system we control?DO WANT! RIGHT NOW!
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562792>(other?)"Karas, please for the sons sake, stop ruining every plan I make. Just like when you rushed to the murdering heart and nearly got me killed, I have a plan, so calm down, relax and be patient, because I have a plan, and the first step in it is ensuring we know what is going on in Gem, finding our family, and gathering the intelligence we need to be able to act when we can.Don't be a fool and rush off into things again, you're more likely to get them into even more trouble or worse, so please trust me, I have a plan and we will save them, but I need time."
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562915Doesn't have to be, we Exalted by stopping a flying boat
So let me recap. We beat the lintha, made some boots, completed a manse, kicked out the immaculates at some point, and now fear an abyssal attack. Anything im missing(you know other than everything inbetween)?
Rolled 6 (1d10)I'll second any TttH use regardless of winning decision
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36562919>And if we pump so much money into the Western economy it will fuck it up completly, leaving it vulnerable to disconnected factions, like the Lintha, the Houses and the Deathlords. All factions we simply can not compete with at this point, and won't be able to for a long time even with infinite money.Did you even read Mikahil's plan?Because you are making no sense at all right now, so shut up and go back and read the previous thread again.
>>36562936A very localized monetary system we have strong influence over depoending on what exaclty he plans.Optimally at some point we could introduce the Jade standard in Tianna, that would be neat, but we don't have the necessary deposits of jade or anything similar we could use as currency.
>>36562936Not only would we control it, if it's what I think it is, it would also make Creation more resilient to invasion from the Wyld.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562952We didn't complete the manse, and you forgot about the Titan.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36562952Just go and read the threads anon, we did a hell of a lot more then that
>>36562956You must have not payed attention to what he said so far, do you seriously not see the connection between this and his plan to restructure the western economy?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36562969Yes I did and you are not even in the right postcode in your argument.
>>36562956Seems like he got it down pretty good.You think Mikahils plan doesn't have any consequences on the economy?
>>36562974Maybe you should re-read it then, because I can't see how you can read "make more money than the Despot of Gem" and don't see massive economic damage ensuing.Money needs to be spend y'know.
It's simple. We build a new islan sized weapon with the money.
>>36562959The Trade-Pattern network already exists thanks to the Realm and the guild, so his system wouldn't add to that. In case you are referring to that.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563000Most of the money will probably actually go to building Pearl, building the second manse, reconstructing Tianna, and hiring a mercenary army (that one which visited us before) to retake Gem.>>36562985See above. It won't stay in our hands for long.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36562985>Money needs to be spend y'know.Do you even remember that new city we're trying to build? The one we need shitloads of money for? The one we raided the Lintha for money to keep building?Or all the other things wrong with Tianna that need fixing? Or the armies we want to raise? Or the projects we want to build? Or the improvements we want to make?What do those all need?Oh yeah, money...
>>36563009>See above. It won't stay in our hands for long.Thats exaclty the problem, no economy could actually take this amount of money flooding in without collapsing. That is the exact problem.Not to mention that the West doesn't even have the resources for most of these things, and would rely on import through the Realm, who won't deal with our Anathema empire.
You have only one way to handle this."Karas. I am going to say this only once, so listen to me very carefully."He shuts up."I love them. Mom, dad, sis... I love them. I miss them. I miss them so much. But there's too many reasons I can't leave Tianna right now. I have not abandoned them. I WILL save them. I am making plans to help them right now, in fact."You take a deep, deep breath."But if we do this the wrong way, we might put them in even bigger danger. Imagine if we get to Gem and Rankar finds out, and uses them as hostages against us. Or moves them to somewhere where we can't find them. He sold you into slavery in a distant country, after all. Who can tell if he's not going to do that again? Or he already did?"His eyes sink in as he lowers his head."...We need to be careful. This is why I'll send Zareen to scout ahead. And once she finds them, we'll make a plan. I don't want to risk losing both them and Tianna because we acted without thinking."You glance at Samiel. "...please, be a dear and go call Zareen, in fact.""Y-yes." He replies, leaving you alone with Karas."...I don't get it." He mumbles, after a minute of silence."I know. I'm sorry." You reply. "Do you trust me?""Yes?""Then believe in me.""It's hard to believe in someone who doesn't explain her reasons."You bite your lower lip painfully. Are you slowly turning into Amata?After a few moments, Samiel returns, with Zareen."Hi." The dragon-blooded just nods. "Sammy told me what's going on along the way.""Don't call me 'Sammy'.""I wouldn't even be thinking about talking to you about this if I didn't have absolute faith in you." You point out to Zareen."Cut the crap, Maka. I won't let you down. I'm actually pretty eager to show off a bit with something that's more my style. I don't like naval battles and need something that's more my style. As long as you remember our deal."You nod.>I need you to scout>I need you to free my family>I need you to kill Rankar
In case anyone wanted Mikahil's actual words while describing his planhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31680306/#p31683470
>>36563009>>36563032>Money makes material appear out of thin air and doesn't rely on trade partners and stable local economies
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36562792>Tianna is important to me. I will do everything I can to save our family. Gem, on the other hand, will wait. And if you cannot see that we need more than the two of us to take it back, I am not stopping you from leaving.
>>36563046>I need you to scout>But with support from Five-Tails
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36563046>"It's hard to believe in someone who doesn't explain her reasons."We just fucking explained them...>I need you to scoutAnd be prepared to>I need you to free my family
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563046>>I need you to scout>>I need you to free my family
>>36563046>>I need you to scoutHowever, *if* the opportunity presents itself,>I need you to free my family
>>36563046>I need you to scoutand if you see the chance>I want you to free my family
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563046>>I need you to scoutAnd with Five-Tails' help>I need you to free my family
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563007>his system wouldn't add to that...what if it does, though? What if it's designed in such a way that it fits in with those like a puzzle piece, forcing the Realm and the Guild to become interdependent with us. An economic/reality stability incentive might hold off a Wyld Hunt for quite a while.>>36563034>>36563050Bureaucracy economic charms fix basically all of those problems.
>>36563046>I need you to scout>>36563049I'm still not sure if this is something EF changed, or if Mikahil justt doesn't know how the silver standard and the Guild maintain the Order-conferring trade pattern outside of the Threshold.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36563046
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563046>>I need you to scoutIf you see a chance to rescue all of my family do it but otherwise leave a message, tell them Karas and I are okay and will be coming soonI want to send you some more Exalted support, hopefully we can convince Mik and Five Tails to go, but at the very least let's train up a squad of Tiger Warriors to send with her
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36563084>Bureaucracy economic charms fix basically all of those problems.Yep, that anon needs to remember we have Mikahil in our circle and stop thinking Creation's economics = Real Lifes economics
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563046>I need you to scoutAnd if there's a good opening to free our family? Do it. Rankar can wait.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36563046>I need you to scoutwe're giving her some Maka time before sending her away, right?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36563046>I need you to scout
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563046>>36563094This
>>36563084>An economic/reality stability incentive might hold off a Wyld Hunt for quite a while.Literally no one knows about this stuff. Its something the originator of the Guild though up, and the Empress knew, besides those, basically no one knows this is a thing.And while his system might help stabilise the West, and the West seriously needs stabilising, it only works really well with Jade or another magic material. The Guild and its silver standard pretty much already does as much as it can in that regard.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36563046>As long as you remember our dealwhat was our deal again?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563046>>36563094+1
>>36563096Exalted is huge on having realistic consequences for your actions not being something that can be solved just with magic handwaving, and huge restructuring programs of the economy of an entire direction is way beyond the scope of bueraucracy. It would stretch the limits of bueraucracy charms to do it on Tianna alone, but no bueraucracy charm can fix economic problems inflation in an entire direction causes.
>>36563046"I need you to scout Gem. My familly was improisoned there, as the former Tyrants of Gem. They may still be there or not, and I do not know what is happening in Gem if they are there. Could you find out at least what happens in Gem and if you get the chance find out if mother, father and sister are still in Gem?""You must know that being found out is not going to be good for everyone aside from the current Tyrant of Gem who will be able to buy whatever is needed to defend or stall us should we move against him. That is, if he finds out about it."'' You should consider who else would need to come with you to make this a success. Think who would be needed for it, and I will talk to them about this situation too.""One more thing, all who go come back. No exception. I am not loosing more people to that fucker, when I am planing to retake my family from him."
>>36563084>Bureaucracy economic charms fix basically all of those problems.They don't actually fix any of those. Do you know what bueraucracy charms even do?If Anything, Lore charms would fix those problems, and then we don't really need that money anyway.
>>36563094This is pretty good, and giving Zareen super mortal support is just a good idea
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36563046>I need you to scout Gem and save my family>Find them, and don't hesitate calling for help if needed. Don't underestimate our foes.>the priority is to get everyone back alive, you included>if you can destabilise the usurper's power, do it. But don't push your luck. >I trust your judgement, but expect reports as often as possible
"I just need you to scout. Check what the situation is there. More importantly, find our parents and sister.""Should I try and free them?""Only if the occasion presents itself and you are absolutely sure of what you're doing. Take absolutely no risks." You warn her. "If there's the slightest trouble, abort and go underground.""How will she stay in contact?" Karas asks. "A message from Gem will take weeks to get here!""Mom has a Sorcery-Capturing Cord. We can give it to her with an Infallible Messenger spell in."You blink. "What's a Sorcery-Capturing Cord? Does it do what it sounds like it does?""More or less." He explains. "It's a short rope. You can use it to tie spells down. When you undo the knot, the spell goes off. Even someone with no training in sorcery can use it. But it can only keep one spell, so she'll have only one message."She nods. "It'll be enough. Should I leave for Gem after this whole Abyssal shebang, or right after we return to Tianna?">Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need.>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563046>I need you to scout
>>36563175Don't we need a lot of money for our projects?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36563182>>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563182>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563182>>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.If mom and pop can't wait a day while we sort out our homecoming then they'd be fucked anyway.
>>36563182>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.Are we seriously sending her alone now?Thats just stupid.
>>36563182>>Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need.
>>36563182>Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need."The Abyssals, if they know anything, will target them as well."
>>36563192With Lore charms I was referring to Wyld-Cauldron, in which case we really wouldn't.Otherwise, we need money. But not "fantastic economy destabilising" sums of money. Only "a lot of money". I'm down with his plan until the "challenge Plentimon" part.
>>36563182>Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563182>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36563182>>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.It'll give us time to make her some Tiger Warriors too, if she'll take them at leastIf we could make essence users by the time she leaves I'd want to send one with her too
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563210We can talk him out of that last step.
>>36563223I seriously hope we do. The rest is hilarious.Although I agree with the paranoia anon on the account of not risking the pirate license trade, that would be bad.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36563182>Unless the Abyssal are murdering people in the street or are doing a full-scale assault, you leave immediatly. Everything you need will be provided>If you could make the Abyssal believe you're spying on them, though...
>>36563182>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563182>>Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need.
>>36563196Dealing with the Abyssals won't take only a day, probably.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563280The immediate return to tianna will though. We see what's goin down and assuming the abyssals aren't murdering people in the streets and raising them as undead THEN we send her out. Until then it's all hands on deck to ensure our return doesn't get fucked in the ass by some jerk abyssal.
>>36563182People lets not send a DB alone.DBs are something Tyrant of Gem can aford on retainer. Lets have at least one Celestial acompany her. At least one Celestial good at sneaking about.This is our family FFS! And this is scounting and spying against potentialy the one city that is powerful enough to be notworthy and its not in the Realm or Looksy or Nexus.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36563182>Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need.The Abyssals could try to blockade Tianna. After all, the dead do not need to eat. Or nothing could happen>>36563298I agree with this. I wonder who though.
>>36563298I've been saying we should ask Mikahil and Five tails to go with her, but no one else seems to care.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563298She's just there as a spy anon. Once she finds where our family is and we've sorted the abyssal problem out we head over there and save the day.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36563182>>We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards.And we'll send Five-tails and Mikahil with herdon't send her alone
>>36563298I agree with that. I'm wondering why "sending someone with her" wasn't a option to begin with.Even just scouting is hella dangerous in Gem. Its completly cut off in the desert, getting in unnoticed as DB is hard to borderline impossible.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36563298>DBs are something Tyrant of Gem can aford on retainer.She could probably work that actually, pretend to go there looking for work from the wealthiest man in the world and gather info from the insideI mean I do want to send Mik and Five with her, I want to talk to them right after this actually
>>36563320And what if one of the Dragon-Bloods the Despot hired spots her while she's in the middle of the palace?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563319We do care, and we have been saying that anonWe've all been voting for sending both with her
>>36563320A spy in Gem, man.The Despots of Gem are the incarnation of Paranoia. And they have good reason to be. They got DBs on their payroll too, and they are constantly on the loookout for spies.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36563334>I mean I do want to send Mik and Five with her, I want to talk to them right after this actuallyYeah, if anything we should be talking to them now>>36563182>Get Mik and FT in on this convo
>>36563334Five tails is out looking for Rajan right now I think.
>>36563319A lot of people care, we've been saying it the entire time. The option of senidng people with her just hasn't been given yet.
>>36563319Wait, doesn't Mikahil have a shit-ton of diplomatic and economic stuff he wants to get done in the west ASAP? Not sure if sending him off to Gem is the best idea once he finally has the time and resources to accomplish /his/ pressing goals.
>>36563359She'll be back in time, even if we make haste, they can meet up on the way.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36563359yep, but we won't be sending Zareen immediately, we'll send her after we deal with the Abyssals, by which time Five Tails should be back
>>36563368He is still far away from having those resources really, his actual goal is years longterm.I wouldn't want to send him away though, largely because we might need him to negotiate with the Tyrant against the Silver Prince.
>>36563182>Time is precious. Leave as soon as possible. I'll leave you money and anything else you'll need.For Karas' sake.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563368Indeed, I'm iffy on sending Mik, but we should send Five tails
>>36563320Gem is the one city all the bad things happen. Autochton wants to invade, Fae do invade, etc.In Gem you will be hiting against intrests of powerful people with powerful agents in it. Gem is spy central where everyone is spying on everyone for everyone, because no one is really sure who they are working for, somtimes not even celestial exalted.Lookshy could be harder what with being a freaking barracks on a metropolis scale, but you could infiltrate them easier by just joining up, without being suspected as the agent of the next usurper, even if it has the highest concentration of Dragon Blooded in Creation.Heck Lookshy is easier to spy then Gem, because in Gem you are likely to be noticed by somone and then fed misinformation or have a Op being ron on you.
>>36563368I'm sure Mikahil wouldn't object to a trip to one of the richest cities in the world, even if it's out of the way
Rolled 6 (1d10)Another reason I want to wait and send Mik with her is his Ride/Sail charms, anytime we lose waiting for him is easily gained in the travel time he could cut from the trip back and forth>>36563393Five Tails isn't ours to send, she's Miks mate and I get the feeling she won't like us asking her to travel to another direction without him
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36563395In that case she'd be practically unremarkable.Just another wolf in a flock of wolves. I'd trust her to know enough spycraft to fabricate a decent cover and if she's got the gumption she could do the double quadruple agent business.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563416Those are good points, consider me sold on sending Mik
Rolled 8 (1d10)I am opposed to sending Mikhail.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563456I am opposed to your continued existence.It seems we are at an impasse.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36563456Agreed. We need him around for the Abyssal standoff.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563416Mik's biggest contribution is his political and bureaucratic savvy. Of everyone with us he's got the best chance of navigating the noble houses and interests in Gem and gleaning some sort of useful information. Five Tails would follow him and Zareen would be the piece de resistance.But we can send mik and Five tails to join zareen there after we stabilize a bit in Tianna. If Rankar was going to kill our parents he'd have done it when he took power. They'll still be alive.
Then lets send her with Mihail and Five Tails after this whole shit with the Abyssals is done, and he made that cash he wants or turns us into Pirate Queen Maka.We then work to solidify said work and legitimiye it while he swings by to Gem to see what it is about.If its all done in less than a week or two it should be just the same as Yareen taking a boat and then Caravan to Gem and only just arriving, since well travle charm bullshit.
>>36563426>In that case she'd be practically unremarkable.>Just another wolf in a flock of wolves.I think you didn't get what he was saying. People don't go to Gem to spy on anything except for info on the Gemstone trade, anyone who tries to look into anything else, will stick out like crazy.She might be good, but there are dozens of DB in Gem who are supposed to find out why someone is there and who send them. And all these guys are at least as good as she is.
>>36563482I want Mikahil and Five Tails to go with Zareen.I also want the next time we play another character to be them doing James Bond-esque spy things.Mikahil as MZareen as 007Five Tails as... I don't know, but you get the picture.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563482Well that's the spycraft part anon. She's a prospector working for an up and coming merchant union in the West. Or she just sticks to the aimless drifter story of a DB mercenary from Lookshy or the Realm. There's a whole laundry list of reasonable stories for her to go to Gem. I'm not saying we leave her there alone she's just the vanguard for our operation to get our parents to safety.
>>36563475>All this abyssal shit and cash making>Done in a weekI think you are sorely underestimating the magnitude of the work we have to do.
>>36563515didn't mean to quote
>>36563471We really should not send Zareen there for any amount of time alone. Either we send her now together with Five and/or Mik, or we send them all together after the Abyssal thing.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563529You're right actually, the cash money scheme was actually two weeks
"We need all the help we can get against the Abyssals. You'll leave right afterwards." You tell her. "Spend any spare time until then preparing. Stuff you might need, equipment, money, planning, support, anything is at your disposal. Depending on the situation, Mikahil and Five Tails might come along with you.Zareen seems surprised. "I thought you needed Mikahil to build your city.""I do, but Five Tails is a good spy as well, and Mikahil can be sociable and discreet. Besides, Five said that she's not going anywhere without Mikahil.""They're really close, huh." She hmmms. "I'll have to ask you a lot of stuff about Gem, then.""Of course. I'll fill you in-"You're interrupted by the clamoring of sailors on the top deck.""...As soon as we have time."You all rush upstairs, nervously. Dawn is breaking on the eastern horizon, painting a line of copper-gold on the sea and setting the sky ablaze. You arrived at your destination nearly sixteen hours earlier than planned, and yet, still six hours after the end of the truce.Sitting on the horizon, the dark shape of Tianna is a distinct outline, with the lights of the city and the dock coalesced in a bright spot on the right-hand side.You see no smoke, no ships, no dark shapes in the sky, no sign of anything being wrong.You're not entirely sure if you should be relieved or worried by this sight.[Session End]Base: +2 xp
>>36563527You think the spy masters in Gem don't know how to investigate someones travel route and backstory?
>>36563547Or, if we do it in the manner that isn't basically a diceroll, a decade.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563552Thanks for the thread EF
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563552>You're not entirely sure if you should be relieved or worried by this sight.Anyways, that should bring us to 9 XP, enough to buy a new Zenith charm
>>36563560Lost Egg servant of a minor kingdom in the West? Someone to watch but not a huge concern.
>>36563552Thanks for running.
>>36563552>Base: +2 xpOh goody, that puts us at 9 xp, that means another Zenith charm
>>36563552Thanks for the thread Exaltedfag, can't wait for the next one as always>>36563580Woop woop
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563580Do we have that IKB upgrade yet?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36563552Fun times as always EF. Can we get a new zenith charm?
>>36563586Its a concern the moment she starts trying to figure out stuff about the previous rulers of Gem.
>>36563597Yes, we bought it last thread. Check the character sheet.>>36560486
>>36563597>Armored in Righteousness Stance (upgrades Iron Kettle Body, giving it the option to instead grant +2 soak for 2 essence)Done and doneIt's in the Character Sheet
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563605I'd like to believe that Zareen wouldn't stumble around going "Hey whatever happened to the old despot's family huh?"
>>36563614C'mon, she isn't Maka
>>36563614Yeah, she isn't an idiot. But presumably neither are the people the Despot hired to find and deal with spies.
>>36563614Revelation of Associates Hunch.She doesn't need to. Anyone who wants to know who she works for, will use this, and know about Maka.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563644Is that a Terrestrial charm? If so I stand utterly corrected.
>>36563660It is. Investigation Charm. And only Essence 2.
Rolled 5 (1d10)Is it time for a new Zenith charm?Also, here's a picture of a busty, brown, silver-haired woman wearing a tabard while in bondage. I'm thinking it will be a suitable picture for Maka's mother. It even continues the family tradition of violently brightly-colored gemstone eyes - emerald, in her case, compared to our and Karas's amethyst, and our sister's sapphire.
9 Xp. You can spend it on skills (Dawn, Twilight, Night, Eclipse), buy a new Zenith Charm for 8 XP, or save up.[zenith]- Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)- Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method (Permanent. Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (seeing a portrait of you, hearing your voice even from a recording, seeing a theatrical play about your adventures, etc) is automatically targeted by a unaugmented social attack, up to once a month)- Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)- Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)- Final Ray of Light (Special. Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36563667That's problematic then because that means that no matter who we send the despot will find out.Sending spies won't work at all if that's the case so the entire discussion about sending mik and five tails with her will be pointless.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563682>Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method (Permanent. Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (seeing a portrait of you, hearing your voice even from a recording, seeing a theatrical play about your adventures, etc) is automatically targeted by a unaugmented social attack, up to once a month)That's my vote. It's just unreasonably good for a queen or similar large-scale leader.
>>36563644Yeah, in this case Zareens independent status is kind of a hindrance, since she doesn't have many Allies or employers that it could pick up instead.
>>36563682>Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563682Hey! what about that enlightening charm you kept going on about? We need to get our mortals upgraded STAT!My vote is for that, but if you have withdrawn that I'll go for >- Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method (Permanent. Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (seeing a portrait of you, hearing your voice even from a recording, seeing a theatrical play about your adventures, etc) is automatically targeted by a unaugmented social attack, up to once a month)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563682>- Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)
>>36563682- Adamant Skin Technique
>>36563684>Sending spies won't work at all if that's the case so the entire discussion about sending mik and five tails with her will be pointless.Five Tails at least can avoid being found at all. The Charm requires "meeting someone" which Zareen can't avoid, but a Lunar could. And Mikahil might be able to thwart it with the right Larceny charms, but I don't know if he has any.
>>36563682>Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method
>>36563717He's Tianna's spymaster, he's probably got Larceny charms.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563682Final Ray of Light (Special. Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.)This is some quality insurance right here.But I vote Adamant Skin Technique. As good as Horizon to Horizon is we're going into a combat situation.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563682>- Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36563682>- Final Ray of Light (Special. Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.)Can we rebuy this if we ever use it? Or do we never get any more chances after using it once?
>>36563682- Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)We are literally about to be fighting deathlords and Abyssals, THE Creatures of Darkness
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36563717Well here's another potential problem. Mikahil want's to do his grand plan with us being the vapid queen of Gem in Coral. The actual Despot will hear about this and start digging around.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36563682>- Final Ray of Light (Special. Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.)This this thisSo EF, did you decide on whether we can rebuy this if we ever use it?
>>36563682>Horizon-to-Horizon Performance MethodEither this orAdmant Skin Technique, but this one seems more universally useful.
>>36563682>- Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)>Physical or SocialNice
>>36563706That charm is al\so an option, if enough people agree you can save XP for that next thread.
>>36563731>He's Tianna's spymaster>Now I'm thinking of the characters of Dune as Exalts, Thufir as a DB or Solar is scary
>>36563747>>36563761You can rebuy it, yes.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36563801Thanks for clarifying
>>36563757We could do "Queen in Exil". I assume he already knows Maka exists anyway.Optimally we could spread the rumors that Maka has given up on Gem and just intends to waste away the wealth of the kingdom she has seduced her way into.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36563757we could enact that plan after we regain Gem and become the vapid queen
>>36563682>orizon-to-Horizon Performance Method (Permanent. Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (seeing a portrait of you, hearing your voice even from a recording, seeing a theatrical play about your adventures, etc) is automatically targeted by a unaugmented social attack, up to once a month)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563552Thanks for running!>>36563682>- Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method (Permanent. Everyone witnessing you, even indirectly (seeing a portrait of you, hearing your voice even from a recording, seeing a theatrical play about your adventures, etc) is automatically targeted by a unaugmented social attack, up to once a month)how about we augment our brainpower, next time?
>>36563682Changing >>36563730to>- Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36563821The problem is that the queen of gem charade has us pretending to act in an official capacity for the city of Gem. That's the thing that'll set off a red flag for the despot. He wonders who has the balls to pretend such a thing. Then finds out what we look like. Then he connects the dots and bam, he knows we're alive and well.
>>36563682>Horizon-toHorizon PerformanceNow Maka will be able to dance and seduce the entire world!
>>36563801A question about Horizon to HorizonWhat kind of bonds form on a successful attack?
>>36563682>Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)This could be handy if we're fighting abyssals
>>36563785>>36563731>spymasterfirst thing I tought
If Abyssals are Creatures of Darkness then we ought ot get the bonus of Enemy Castigating Solar JudgementAnd then get Sun King Radiance and Horizon to Horizon Performace, once we are more established and have the need to have a loyal large population behind us.But i would get Sun king Radiance first so that our spies in Gem can not be turnedbut right now lets take the Fuck the Abyssals charm if they count as creatures of darkness...
>>36563850>he knows we're alive and wellI would assume he already knows we are in Tianna. Or at least in the West. It would be criminally neglectful of him not to find out where the missing crown princess is.
>>36563878They do. Most ghosts they will send against us will count too.
>>36563870Talk about plots within plots...
>>36563821>>36563850We can do it after we resque our family. I mean the whole ecconomic scheme will keep for a few weeks.
>>36563850>>36563821The money plan isn't on a time limit so we can do that whenever
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36563901Do ghosts count as undead extra's in a scene?If so it looks like a job for that one charm that destroys undead extras that we've never used ever.
>>36563909If we have dealt with the Abyssals, we can pretty much start planning for the retaking of Gem if nothing else interferes.We only need to still figure out the transportation issue, for which really someone around here should start learning some sapphire circle sorcery.
>>36563924Most probably would, an extra will be anything that has like one HP, If they don't have a name or attack us as a group you can usually count on them being extras
It would be really awesome if Maka could get Eclipsing the Sun to go with Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement, and other Holy charms.
>>36563930No reason why Maka couldn't learn it. Its absurdly useful and would allow her to understand Amata a bit better.
>>36563990Maka can't, or rather shouldn't, becaues it's a heavy, heavy investment in something Maka has only barely started apporaching and even then it's not nearly enough
>>36563990Learning Sorcery requires a person to sacrifice what is most precious to them.What is the most important thing to Maka?
>>36564014I don't know what you're trying to say?Obviously Maka hasn't started learning it yet.But she could, and she has a motivation and a teacher. She even already got several of the trials down.
>>36564031>Learning Sorcery requires a person to sacrifice what is most precious to them.Thats actually not true. It requires sacrificing something important, the most precious thing is something you would sacrifice for Solar Circle. Adamant Circle is more on the level of cutting off a finger, or a precious family heirloom.
>>36564031Tia or Karas. Amata and Tianna?A dildo?
Your votes are very spread out and everything is ranked very close. Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement and Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method are just above Adamant Skin Technique, and ranked equal, by my count, at 5 votes.Normally I'd not spend the XP in this situation and wait next thread, as there's no consensus. Opinons?
>>36564043Not even that. By RAW its just losing something.The assumption is obvious its something important, but 'how' important isn't really spelled out only that it isn't that much for the Emerald Circle, since it gets worse for each.
>>36564068Don't spend, lets save it then.We can always decide once we know more about the situation in Tianna.
>>36564068Yeah I'm in favor of saving it for next time
>>36564068Wait untill later. Everyone's probably gone away since the thread ended
>>36564068Either save it till next thread, or have people decide just between those two.I'm in favor of the latter.
>>36564031For Adamant we would probably have to sacrifice the baby.But for Emerald, we will probably only have to give up on wearing Tabards or something like that.A sacrifice that hurts, but isn't all that terrible.Sapphire would probably be giving up the Throne of Gem.
>>36564071Well, the 2e Core book says "a terrible sacrifice" and lists losing a finger and abandoning a brother as proper sacrifices for the Terrestrial Circle.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36564068Try putting up the vote again between just those two options. Maybe the Adamant Skin voters will put one or the other ahead.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36564110>>36564113yeah nah Maka ain't getting sorcery
>>36564110>Emerald Circle Sacrifice>wear panties from now on
>>36564113Terrible sacrifice refers to the sacrififces overall, because the higher ranks require worse sacrifices. A finger isn't exactly "a terrible sacrifice".Its nothing really big for the lowest rank. Bad is only the Sapphire Circle and above, but frankly, Maka doesn't need that.
>>36564125Its a useful thing to have in every situation, and I see no particular reason not to get the Emerald Circle.We get to choose the sacrifice even, its not like we randomly lose a thing.And maka already got at least 2 of 5 trials done.
In any case before getting Sorcery (which is an option) you'll have to raise Twilight to 3.
>>36564150Its not a immediate issue anyway. But thanks for the reminder.Regardless of Sorcery, I think we will want Twilight 3 anyway.
>>36564150How does purchasing spells work? Or do we need Sorcery to know that?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36564150Yeah, fuck that. We need to buy Twilight 3, buy Sorcery, and only THEN can we start learning spells. It's just not fucking worth it.Am I right in assuming we'd need Twilight 3/4/5 for each consecutive level of Sorcery?
>>36564125There isn't really any good character development to Maka giving anything up, either. At least in KoC Marena and Secret are better off for what they let go.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36564164You buy them like charms. Each spell is the equivalent of one Twilight charm. So, to learn Sorcery spells, we'd need to buy up to Twilight 3, buy the Sorcery initiation charm, and only then would we start being able to buy spells.
>>36564167I think facing the Trial of Fear and Humility would be definitly good character development for Maka.
>>36564162We need to get all our abilities up to at least 3 at some point. Dawn and Night at 4 for Martial Arts and Athletic charms.
>>36564166>It's just not fucking worth it.>Sorcery>Ever not worth itSorcery is fucking amazing. You can not wnat it for Maka, but its always totally worth it. Summon Demon alone is a fantastically versatile problem solver.
>>36564166It'd be easier to get Val to learn or have Zaan start learning Celestial Circle SorceryI don't Amata to learn it though, I worry about it what she'll have to give up
>>36564176The activation charm comes in a bundle with Emerald Countermagic, one Summoning spell (either Demon of the First Circle or Elemental) and one utility spell (like Infallible Messenger).Otherwise it's a speedbump and i don't like speedbumps.Also sorcery spells are always 8 XP even if you're not a Twilight (but the activation charm will still cost 10)
>>36564199Amata can't learn Celestial Circle. Only Gods higher demons and Celestial Exalted can do that.
>>36564193Not him, but that's something I agree withI'd rather someone else learn it than have maka try
>>36564199>I don't Amata to learn it though, I worry about it what she'll have to give upShe can't. A terrestrial exalt can only learn the emerald circle of sorcery.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36564149Its useful yes, but not for MakaGet Val to learn it sure, but keep that away from Maka
>>36564221I would find it neat for Maka to branch out a little bit like that, would make for some interesting story with amata as mentor. But its not a thing that needs to happen, just someone around here should learn some proper sorcery.
>>36564166>>36564166>Am I right in assuming we'd need Twilight 3/4/5 for each consecutive level of Sorcery?Yes. Each charm comes with the Countermagic of its tier for free. First Circle also comes with a Summoning spell and a Utility spell, second and third come with the choice of either a Summoning, Utility or Travel spell.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36564239>, just someone around here should learn some proper sorcery.yes, and that someone is Val
>>36564234>but keep that away from MakaNo particular reason to. I can see not wanting to buy it if you want to specialise Maka in Zenith stuff, but I think you are a bit too paranoid here.
>>36564247Val doesn't have much more reason than Maka, actually. Apparently Twilight XP bonus doesn't make a difference for sorcery, and she isn't big on Occult to begin with.
>>36564239Like Val our Twilight, or Zaan our Changing moon
>>36564265Doesn't Zaan already know sorcery?
>>36564261By virtue of having an 8 dicepool and and she does have a dice adder charm for sorcerous, thaumatugical, and mystical knowledge
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36564261She'd still be better off with it than Maka if we need anyone else to get it, seeing as we already have Amata and Zaan who know it.Theres even less reason for Maka to attempt to get it>>36564283Yes
>>36564291>Theres even less reason for Maka to attempt to get itThere is, it would be interesting.
>>36564306The moment the concept of sacrifice entered the picture it was a lost cause. Because now they got full on paranoia running about the terrible things EF will take from them.Let it rest, we'll see when it comes up, we get Twilight 3 anyway.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36564306No it would not, Maka has the least reason of everyone as a character to try and get sorcery.>>36564290Exactly.
>>36564306Maybe, but more Zenith, Eclipse and even Dawn Charms are higher on the list of charms to get.Sorcery is just not a viable path for Maka.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36564261>Apparently Twilight XP bonus doesn't make a difference for sorcery, and she isn't big on Occult to begin with.So you're just going to ignore every other advantage and bonus to it she gets?>>36564306>There is, it would be interesting.Right, a metagamer, of course.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36564203Okay, that makes it a lot less worthless. Thanks for that info. In that case, I suggest we pick up Sorcery after we raise Twilight and purchase the much-needed spirit-hitting charms.
>>36564344Definitlöy viable, maybe not what everyone wants for her, but viable it would be. There is a lot of sorcery spells that would augment her bare handed fighting.
>>36564344>but more Zenith, Eclipse and even Dawn Charms are higher on the list of charms to get.Night too, Athletics Charms are Night
>>36564306No more interesting than continuing on her path of QueenshipExpand our Zenith charms, get better at Dawn to defend ourself, start diving into Eclipse for Bureacracy and Socialize charms.
>>36564306Not at all to me.
>>36564356>Right, a metagamer, of course.Because Maka has sofar reationalized all her Charm purchases in story. Sure enough. Just shut up with that bullshit.Trying to understand Amata better with her issues would be a perfectly good reason for learning sorcery.
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>>36564306To you maybe. I have no interest in it.
>>36564364Yeah no, we're not getting Sorcery for Maka.We've got shittonnes of other things with much higher priority than that, and thats not even considering whether it suits her character or not.
>>36564387EF what was the Slug Incident?
>>36564356>Right, a metagamer, of course.Lets not start pretending any of our Charm purchases were not metagaming.Thats just being silly now.
>>36564385>Trying to understand Amata better with her issues would be a perfectly good reason for learning sorcery.That's like saying to better understand your friend who has PTSD you should go join the army and fight in wars...That false logic is monumentally stupid.And don't even try to argue that Maka's charm purchases don't match up with her character or how she acts in the story.
>>36564414Don't say they don't match up, but thats not why they get chosen. Maka has made no effort so far to study anything, and yet we raised her twilight.So all of our purchases are metagaming.Constantly purchases are chosen and argued for on grounds of stuff Mak could not possibly know, so sorcery wouldn't be any different except there is a direct potential motivation for it.
>>36564414She doesn't have PTSD, that comparison is just nonsense. Its having trying to understand a thing that has great impact on someone elses life. And learning sorcery isn't a damaging harrowing experience, it was maybe for Amata for some reason.
>>36564465>that comparison is just nonsenseNo it is not.>Its having trying to understand a thing that has great impact on someone elses life. Good job confirming my argument and contradicting yourself...
To change the topic.What about going for the ten year with steady returns option for the pirate license plan?Ten years isn't much for an Exalted, and nation building requires stability.
>>36564414We don't even have training times dude. Of course our purchases are metagaming, even more so than in the regular game.
>>36564465>And learning sorcery isn't a damaging harrowing experience, it was maybe for Amata for some reason.>Learning sorcery is not harmful, except it harmed Amata...
>>36564498A thing that isn't usually harmful can end up being harmful to a singular person because of special circumstances. Yes, this is a thing, what is your point?
>>36564498>learning to drive a car is inherently a dangerous harrowing experience because some people had bad accidents
>>36564510That is not what you said, my point was that you contradicted yourself within the same sentence, destroying your argument completely.Hell you managed to do it twice in two sentences, that's seriously impressive.
>>36564527Exactly how is saying something that isn't usually dangerous has harmed a person a contradiction?It was harmful to Amat,a despite usually not being so, which is a good reason to find out more about it to understand how it harmed her. Thats perfectly logcial.
>>36564547>Thats perfectly logcial.No it is not, logic has nothing to do with it, it's all emotional, don't even try to bring logic into this anon, not after your butchering of it so far.
>>36564560>Its not logic, its all emotion, I won't explain how, but I swear its true, somehow.Your a riot anon, but I gotta be off now. Have a nice day.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36564485That would lead to continued organized predation by pirates of the region. I don't think we want to endorse that, even if it would be profitable. State-sponsored murderer-thieves is a bad precedent to set, even if it's a sound investment.
>>36564592The alternative: Crashing the system, would lead to piracy without licenses. You aren't getting rid of piracy with both a massive fleet to patrol the sea AND an economic restructuring of the entire Western Direction.At least making money off it makes the problem manageable.
>>36564671>You aren't getting rid of piracy with both a massive fleet to patrol the sea AND an economic restructuring of the entire Western Direction.But that is exactly Mikahil's plan.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36564671Yes and no. The lack of licenses would put a huge number of pirates out of business, especially when they can't protect themselves against each other.In fact, his entire plan to make the big, early money is to use the chaos following the crash to raid every pirate ship they can find and steal EVERYTHING from these now-criminals, effectively ruining the entire pirating industry.That's something that Mikahil accounted for, if you actually read his plans.
>>36564688>>36564704No, his plan was crashing the market and gambling with the money. Nothing about dealing with the pirates outside of beating them up and stealing their licenses.
>>36564729That's his short term plan.This is his actual goalhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31680306/#p31683470
>>36564729Read what he said anon
>>36564704Indeed there are two options, raid them for more money, or press gang them in for a massive fleet.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36564799It might not even be proper press ganging. After all, with our very image causing very serious social attacks against anyone who looks at it, a recruitment poster would probably send questioanbly-employed pirates flocking to our navy in droves.
>>36565125We don't have Horizon to Horizon yet
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36565488We're going to - if not as our next charm, then sooner or later.
>>36560465>Resource 5I just noticedSuper neato
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36565883Unless we turn that into a revenue stream, it won't stay that high once we start making purchases.But yes, it's super neato.