Finally, your expedition against the Lintha is over.The battered, damaged, half-burnt vessels of your combined attack fleet sail proudly into Tianna harbour, welcomed by a cheering crowd. You see people waving from the docks, the piers, the windows facing the sea. The sailors, even though they're tired and wounded and some still shell-shocked from the sight of the Lintha's demonic horrors and the terrifying displays of power of Exalted combat, wave and cheer back.Good. They need to keep their morale high, because it's not over yet.There's still the Abyssals.And the fact that they haven't attacked yet, like you expected them to, and aren't even anywhere to be seen, is nerve-wracking. Fortunately the soldiers and the populace, not knowing the details, seem to just take it as a good sign, or not think about it at all perhaps.Even amid the cheers of victory, you see some distraught faces. Those that expected the return of Tianna's flagship. Or who were waiting for the return of someone who is nowhere to be found.You had your losses. They might be just the beginning, unfortunately.The crewmen and dockworkers quickly unload your loot from the fleet, carrying it and storing it away in the dockside warehouses. The ships that are still in shape to fight are resupplied, and the army engineers, recognizable from their long white cloaks, feverishly disassemble the Essence discharge artillery pieces from the other vessels, in order to return them to the defense of the castle or the city, or to better equip the few combat-worthy vessels left.(cont.)
As for your ships, only the Bloodshark is entirely undamaged. The other two suffered some damage, and could still be used, if necessary, for sailing and transport... across a calm sea, in good weather. Both Mikahil and your captains agree that they're not fit for combat right now.And as for the Gloria, it's a miracle it didn't sink on the way back. However, that little wonder of a ship is out of commission for now.After overseeing the operations for a few minutes, more to get your mind off your other worries than for actual interest, you decide to head for the castle, where Amata is gathering all the intel and scouting reports available to you, and waiting.Tia, of course, follows you, leaving her tribe's warriors, now disembarked and fishes metaphorically out of water, stranded in Tianna's dockyard with nothing to do, to fend for themselves.>Come with me, they'll be fine. We need to see Amata.>You should be with them right now.>(other)Combined with:>Look for someone else in the docks before heading to the castle. (Who?)>Give some orders before heading to the castle. (What?)>Head for the castle right away>(other)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36695935>>Come with me, they'll be fine. We need to see Amata.>Head for the castle right awayMight as well bring them along, couldn't hurt at least.Yay, Exalted Quest.
>>36695935>>You should be with them right now.>Come with me, they'll be fine. We need to see Amata.combine these. Tell her to bring them as a savage honour guard. what could go wrong?and >Head for the castle right awayi miss shota Butler
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36695935>You should be with them right now.>Head for the castle right awayWe need to check if everything's all right. Have the hostages been exchanged? Has the ghost blooded been naughty and tried to get into the Titan? I'm just worried the abyssal's are going to play the long game with us. They could try to starve us out by killing all the merchants that come here.
FUCK YEAH EXALTED QUESTGot something new again, related to the fight vs the first demon eye. EF already has it, time for the other anons to see it now.Courtesy of the drawthread. Spoilered because of Maka's lack of panties.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36696085The fact that Karas looks like he's wearing socks bothers me a whole lot.Are you not going to post the left handed one anon?
>>36696121The ring kinda makes it too...disconnected, from the instory scene, so I wasn't planning to.But if you insist.
>>36695935>Come with me, they'll be fine. We need to see Amata>Head for the castle right awayI mean tell Iscariah to have them hang out nearby in case we need them, but we should be with Tia for a while, it feels like she's still shaken up about the whole boat thing.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36696180Forgot my dice.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36695919AWSHITNIGGAH
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36695935>>You should be with them right now.>>Head for the castle right awayResponsibility, Ho!
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36696085I am getting serious JoJo vibes from that
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36696325It's the pose and the muscles that Karas has, or at least that's what I'm getting the JoJo ish feel from.
"We need to go to the castle. Amata's waiting for us, and we need to know what the heck's going on with the Abyssals." You tell the Lunar, glancing over her shoulder at the mass of barbarians milling about aimlessly in the docks, getting in people's way and being generally rowdy."Just tell them to come with us." You inform Tia offhandedly. She turns and stares at her tribe, who look back at her like st a reliable anchor of murder in the murky waters of civilization.In the next few minutes, a large crowd of pelt-wearing warriors rampages up along Main Street, smashing windows and upturning food stalls in your wake, blocking passage of goods and soldiers up and down Tianna and leaving tribal markings graffitied on the walls."Tia." You groan, already worried about the earful Amata will give you once she learns about this. "Rein them in.""Boys will be boys." She just shrugs, seeming to take a level of glee and almost something like personal pride in the trail of chaos."Most of them are girls." You note.Makes sense. Traditionally, in the West, men take up the jobs on the sea, leaving the women to the jobs on the ground. You hadn't thought about it, but for a barbarian tribe on an island, hunting and defending the village counts as the latter, while the men fish or launch canoe raids or whatever.(cont.)
You thought at least Iscariah would behave and keep the warriors in line, but she seems to be the first in line, her face half-splattered with melon guts after headbutting a fruit stall, biting into a large apple and laughing uproariously about another warrior's crude drawing painted on a nice house's wall by rubbing tomatoes against it.Rolling your eyes all the way, you finally reach the castle, and ask Iscariah to keep them in the courtyard. At least this place has a large garrison of Tiannan soldiers who seem to be able to rein in the barbarians. Maybe their looks of scorn are slowly getting the idea across that what they just did is not considered acceptable behavior here.Leaving the shaman with the war party, you and Tia head to Amata's war room, which is already abuzz with activity. Soldiers and officers run here and there carrying news and dispatches.Amata, Irene and Samiel are huddled around the table with the map, together with some high-ranking-looking officers. They all raise their eyes from it to meet your gaze."...Good, you're here." Amata sighs with relief. "Come and see this.""Sorry for the mess." You apologize, approaching the table. Everyone is wearing a worried face that doesn't bring your hopes up much."Mess?" She wonders, evidently not informed of the damage Tia's party did downtown yet. "Anyway, look here." She repeats, gesturing at the map.(cont.)
We should pay for the damages out of their share of the loot.
The now-familiar map of Tianna has a large, round, smooth dark red stone placed on some hills to the northeast of Tianna, beyond a lake whose name you can't recall exactly. Several small black flags have been pinned around it, arrayed along the river and lake shores, and several more red flags stand behind them."Abyssals?" You ask, already knowing the answer.Irene nods. "Their airship, and forces. They didn't attack Tianna despite it being defenseless up to now. No idea why they waited for us to return."Amata glances at you with a knowing look."What's with the red flags?""Unconfirmed reports." She explains, rather cryptically."Well, what do the confirmed reports say?""About eight thousand troops. All physical undead. We don't know where they might be hiding any other, more supernatural assets. If any."Eight thousand. Even if you brought your entire forces to the fight, you'd still be outnumbered two to one."Such as?""Ghosts. Magical siege engines. Things like that. We also don't know where their Exalted are, exactly." Samiel explains.That doesn't mean much. Exalted are generally high-mobility forces on the battlefield. It's pointless to track them on a map."...What do the UNCONFIRMED reports say?""Fifteen thousand. Three thousand of them are specialized ghost troops: night fighters. One thousand of them is shock troops. Heavily armed and armored bone horrors. Also, possibility of flying troops, held in reserve in the airship." Amata explains.Not good.>Leave the planning to Amata.>Ask for more information on your own assets, start drafting a plan.>Go see the hostage>Ask where the "unconfirmed" reports come from>Send a messenger to the Abyssals>Move out personally (where?)>Call someone to join the meeting (who?)
>>36696530>Go see the hostage
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36696530>>Ask for more information on your own assets, start drafting a plan.>Call someone to join the meeting (who?)Send for Karas, I don't know if he has any war charms specifically, but he's got to have at least a decent dicepool for itCan we start sending out scouts to get a more accurate report, maybe Tia could do some night time flyovers
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36696530>>Ask for more information on your own assets, start drafting a plan.>>Ask where the "unconfirmed" reports come fromI think we need some aerial recon.Also, we need to issue Karas with that fuckhueg sword.I am not opposed to sending a messenger, but I want more intel first before making a call.
I can't upload this map because my connection is so slow that the captcha expires before 4chan can finish uploading it.http://i.imgur.com/9pLDrCI.jpg
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36696530Ah great! They have already landed. So much for making them pay dearly for any amphibious invasions. Still we must have taken them off guard. We arrived almost a fully day earlier then expected.We have to do something to cripple them before nighttime rolls around. >Ask for more information on your own assets, start drafting a plan.We need to get every exalt on this. The mortal troops need to rest.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36696617>Also, we need to issue Karas with that fuckhueg sword.Right we should do that while we have time
>>36696530>Send a messenger to the AbyssalsMaybe negotiations are still worth perusing, considering they haven't razed the island while we were gone.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36696623Something I've been meaning to ask, is Yaraon land god of the whole island or just that section out to the west?I'm kinda hoping we could get some reports from him and maybe some help like he did when we fought the Raksha
>>36696658Only the west.
>>36696530>Leave the planning to Amata.>Go see the hostageand>>36696617>Also, we need to issue Karas with that fuckhueg sword.that
>>36696530>Ask for more information on your own assets, start drafting a plan.>>Send a messenger to the AbyssalsSend for Karas and have him and Amata start packing things out, meanwhile Mik and Maka can go talk, see which Abyssals are attacking.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36696703forgot mah dice
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36696623What's that red dot over on the hills near the border, is that where the uncomfirmed reports are coming from?
You send for Karas, and he arrives not much later, acting like a tourist visiting the castle. he doesn't seem especially impressed, though."So, is this our headquarters?" He asks, getting some nasty glares from the officers and soldiers milling about."Sort of." You explain to him, as you and Amata bring him up to speed on the situation."What are our forces?" He asks back, eyeing the map."Two thousand soldiers are Tianna's standing fighting force, plus reserves and fleet crews we can press into service as footsoldiers. One thousand more has been raised as conscripts, but they have minimal training. They have good officers drawn from the regular army, but no operational experience." Samiel points at a series of blue and green flags stabbed in and around Tianna, and some more in the outlying villages."We have quite a bit of artillery, but we can't field it effectively. Most of it is mounted on Tianna's fortifications. It will take us another day to assemble a good, mobile battery in case we want to bring it in the field." Irene adds."This is my boys, right?" Tia prods a series of light grey flags, some in Tianna, some in the countryside, some in the northern forests, scattered around."Yours and Zaan's and Talon's. The forces we can raise from the Three Rivers, generally. One thousand warriors." Samiel explains.Tia gives him a look of superiority, like numbers don't matter and each of them counts as three normal soldiers. Or like numbers don't matter and she counts as three thousand normal soldiers. It's hard to tell."Incidentally, we have a sword you might like." You grin, remembering that. "An ORICHALCUM sword."Karas seems intrigued by the idea. "...I'll go check it. Where did you even find it?""Long story." You shrug dismissively. "So, how are we going to fight this battle?">Like this. (explain.)>What do you think, Karas?>What do you think, Amata?>What do you think, Tia?>First, I want to send a message.>First, I want to see the hostage.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36696812>>First, I want to see the hostage.We do still have her right?Also, did we ever fix that hole in the wall?
>>36696530>Send a message to the Abyssal, but not by messengerCould the Abyssal be using illusions to confuse our scouts?Also, has our spy already left for Gem? I can't remember.
>>36696812>What do you think, Karas?>What do you think, Amata?I asume we don't have the time/essence for tiger training everyone?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36696847No Zareen is sticking around until after the Abyssals, which is good there's a whole butt ton of them
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36696812>>Like this. (explain.)Well we have a walled city and are outnumbered 2 to 1, sounds like we should be forcing them into a siege, have the cannons on the walls and the Exalted attacking key points.A big problem is going to be stopping the ghost from just walking through the walls and attacking us. Maka could just kill any that try near her, but they'll soon learn to avoid her, is there anything we can do to stop them, Sorcery or something? I remember the altar in the sun cults building stopped that one ghost for a while, could we do something like that on a larger scale?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36696812>>What do you think, Karas?>>What do you think, Amata?get ideas and discussion flowing then go see the hostage
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36696812>See the hostage first>Be extremely on our guard>Make sure nothing we have on us or that we do help the hostage at making a fuckeryI doubt they didn't attack just because of a regular hostage. Which could mean they're waiting for something to happen.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36696812>First, I want to see the hostage.They could be waiting for half-ghost person to do something.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36696812>>36696914this
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36696901That's a good plan, but I'd like to know more about the situation first.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Can we use HEP for military planning or is hat jsut for leading troops?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36696968thats a good question, we could use some clarification on that
You spend the next minute staring at the map.As much as you don't like the idea of leaving the initiative to the Abyssals, and you like the idea of bringing the fight to the city even less..."...Focusing on defense and fortifying ourselves seems the best option right now." You say. "Even if they bring the airship to bear, we have artillery here. Which means that their only option will be to besiege us. That plays to our strengths."Everyone nods without much enthusiasm. "What about the civilians?" Amata scratches her chin. "On one side, there's Tianna's population, and on the other side, we have people abandoning the outlying villages in the countryside and coming to the city seeking protection..."That sounds like a crossfire waiting to happen.>Evacuate everyone from the countryside. We'll protect them within Tianna's walls.>Have everyone return to their town. Let them know that the situation is under control.>Evacuate the city and have the people seek refuge in the countryside. I don't think they're more at danger out there than they'd be inside the walls.>Evacuate the whole eastern side of Tianna to the west. >(Other?)>>36696968Only leadership.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36697014>Evacuate everyone from the countryside. We'll protect them within Tianna's walls.We can't leave bodies out there for the Abyssals. They will just raise them and use them to swell their ranks.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697014>>Evacuate everyone from the countryside. We'll protect them within Tianna's walls.We just can't leave them out there open to attacks, we have to at least try to protect them.Not to mention any dead could rise up and be another soldier to fight, that might be a problem anyway. Is there anything we can do to prevent that?
Rolled 5 (1d10)Can the east side survive with the added population from the west one?
>>36697105The west side with the east's people, I meant
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36697105Depends on how long they have to stay I think, but moving that many people will be pretty slow and they'll be a big target if the Abyssals decide to attack
>>36697014>Evacuate everyone from the countryside. We'll protect them within Tianna's walls.
>>36697105Basically, what >>36697120 said, plus the fact that there are no cities in the west. Pearl is just a settlement of people working at the Manse. There's no real infrastructure for sustaining a population that large for a long amount of time.
>>36697014>>Evacuate everyone from the countryside. We'll protect them within Tianna's walls.Honestly, as much as I'd like to evacuate them elsewhere, we don't have the logistics to pull it off.Still. Before we decide on a fight/negotiate path I really want to try and figure out which of the deathlords is actually staring shit with us.RECON
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36697134wharblgarbl
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36697134Would also be a good idea to talk to the hostage, see if she knows anything about this.I don't know how likely that is, but if we have a possible source of info we should at least check it out.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697014>Evacuate everyone from the countryside. We'll protect them within Tianna's walls.
"...can Tianna hold all the refugees?" You need to know."Hold them? Yes, barely." Irene sighs. "But with that much extra people, in case we get down to a siege, our supplies will last for barely two weeks.""Have them taken in, then." You order."Are you sure?" She doesn't seem enthusiastic about the idea."Maka's right, we don't have much choice." Karas and Amata exchange a glance and a nod. "We'll have to make sure it doesn't end in a siege. And he trails with a weak "...somehow."You stand up from the table. "Good, let's get started. Rally all our forces. prepare for defensive warfare.""I'll bring all the artillery from the ships back on the walls." Irene announces, leaving the room in a rush.Samiel, who still has an arm in a cast, moves out as well. "I'll go organize the troops."Iscariah walks away with a spring in her step. "And I guess I'll call the other tribes and ask them to come over.">I need to meet someone. (who?)>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.>I'll send a messenger to the Abyssals.>I'll bring a message to the Abyssals myself.>I'll go inspect the walls.>(Other?)
Oh, this seems like another moment for Karas to shine! Dawn have War as caste ability, I look forward to seeing him destroy the undead army.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.
>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.>I'll bring a message to the Abyssals myself.What we say to the half-ghost will depend on what we have to say to the Abyssals, though.
Rolled 7 (1d10)Could we have our cult blessing the walls and putting down prayer strips, something to try and stop the ghosts from passing through.Also seeing our cult help fight against the Abyssals could help us raise our cult rating.>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36697207
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36697215We should bring along Mik too, doesn't he have that diplomatic truce thing?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36697217>Could we have our cult blessing the walls and putting down prayer strips, something to try and stop the ghosts from passing through.Thats a neat idea.EF is this a thing that can be done?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36697239>>36697217+1
>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.
>>36697207>I'll bring a message to the Abyssals myself.Time to bluff.Have Irene and Twilight-Solar-Whose-Name-I-Forget meet with Amata. Amata brings them into the Titan. They have one job: Sabotage it so that it looks even less functional than it is now. Not necessarily do any real damage to it, but make it look like the damage is much worse than it is. And rig a self-destruct system so that we can make the damage as bad as it looks just in case.Then we bring ONE Abyssal into it. "We're sorry, but we know what you want, and you're not getting it. Even if we gave it to you, you still wouldn't actually get it. So, if there is a single object within your target that you want for sentimental reasons, I'll promise to fetch it for you. But your target itself stays grounded. I can't let you damage the city trying to do what cannot be done."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36697207Seconding>>36697215>>36697239+>be extra careful about what can be used against us
>>36697281No. BAD idea.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697281that is a terrible plan
Rolled 6 (1d10)I'm not a robot
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36697330If you don't have a 4chan gold account, then yes, you are a robot.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36697217This seems prudent.
>>36697207>I need to have a few words with this half-ghost.Then go talk to the army.
>>36697217> spoilerAmata would be proud of that kind of underhandedness while we're busy planning a war.
"I'll go and see our hostage." You turn to Amata. "What do we know about him?""She goes by the name Reken. She's been quiet and collaborative. We didn't have time to question her, so we just kept her in a comfortable room in the castle, and sealed it with thaumaturgy against ghost tricks and the likes." Amata explains."Speaking of which." You snap your fingers. "We can ask the Cult of the Sun to help your thaumaturges ghost-proof the city walls.""Will it actually help?" Amata doesn't seem very convinced."Will it hurt to try?""I guess not.""Well then...">Tia, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.>Amata, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.>I'll go and see Pyre Spark about this after meeting this Reken character.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36697410>Amata, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.
>>36697410>I'll go and see Pyre Spark about this after meeting this Reken character.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36697410>>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.wink wink nudge nudge
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36697410>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.Time to send another solar!Hopefully he doesn't kill her when she gets all touchy feely
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36697410>>I'll go and see Pyre Spark about this after meeting this Reken character.
>>36697410>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.She's the cute one.
>>36697410>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36697410>>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.Whatever happens, it'll be amusing.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697410>>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.Big sis isn't planning anything~
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36697410>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36697410
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36697410>>Karas, please go and "see" Pyre Spark about this.
>>36697410>Karas, please go and see Pyre Spark about this.We should probably give him the look. Make sure he doesn't do anything untoward or lewd to a high priestess. That would just be disgraceful.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36697541and make sure to tell him that if he wants to bang her, he can only when we do toI'm not pushing for incest, just that we need to really show Pyre how to praise UCS properly
You suppress a smile."...Karas, why don't you go and see Pyre Spark and ask her about this?""Pyre Spark?" He asks back at you."The local priestess of the cult of the Sun."He looks surprised. "That's a thing here?""Ask a bit around, she's well-known. Go see her." You suggest to him.Then, you leave the war room, with Tia in tow, for the bedroom where this half-ghost was locked up in, according to Amata's directions.You stop in front of the door, which has been sealed with four circular paper talismans stuck to each corner with red wax, painted with a complex glyph penned in green ink."Tia, please let me talk with her without interruption, alright? I need to-" You start."Are you going to rape her?" Tia interrupts you, asking candidly.>Yes>No>...What?>*roll eyes, open door*
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36697553>...What?>No
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697553>>NoOh Tia how I've missed you, I really do love you.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36697553>*roll eyes, open door*>No
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36697553>*roll eyes, open door*Focus Tia! Focus!
>>36697553"Tia, I'm offended you think so little of my seductive skills."
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36697553>>36697573This
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36697410>I'll go see Pyre after meeting RekenBro can come with us, but we need to be there.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697553>...What?>No>I don't have toI mean, let's be honest, if we really wanted to, it would take about five minutes of seduction if we feel like taking it slow.
>>36697553>*roll eyes, open door*
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697553>NoMaka seems to prefers willing partners anyway.
>>36697553>...What?>NoShe's a hostage, what we do to her could be done to our Butler.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697553>NoWell, not physically anyway.
>>36697553>*roll eyes, open door*>No
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36697553>...What?>No>Maybe
>>36697553>No>Though, if she want to...
>>36697601Though, making one meet someone attractive enough to make one betray their alliegance would be harder to do to our butler than to her.
You roll your eyes."...no." And you open the door.The room is comfy enough, with carpets and sofas and a nice table with chairs and even a vase with flowers. The flowers must have been fresh once, but now they're all dried down, oddly enough without losing any of their colors.And, sitting on said sofa... you're not sure she's really a "half-ghost". She looks like a full-blown one, a glowing, ethereal figure whose shapes seems to softly ripple and shift like tendrils of smoke in a breeze.The image is that of a young, beautiful woman with a long, flowing dress. A crown of dried flowers adorns her head, and others are tied around her waist.You can sometimes see the bones shining through beneath the ectoplasm of her skin and phantasmal flesh when it peels back, and her eyes have absolutely nothing in common with a human's, large dots of light like ghost stars surrounded by deep blue rings that give you the same feeling of discomfort that an optical illusion would cause if stared at for too long. And yet, despite the creepiness, she is heart-achingly beautiful.The ghost named Reken stares straight into you, and her expressionless face bends into a pleasant smile."It's nice to be graced with the attention of so illustrious a personage, Exalted Maka. Mere descriptions really do not do you any justice." Her voice sounds hollow and carries with it a bit of an echo... not the distant echo of screaming at a mountaintop in front of a closed valley, but the booming feedback of a theater or of a large, empty room.>What is the Tyrant planning?>Information on enemy forces>Is Regis safe?>Go now, you're free>Bring a message for me>Make small talk>Other (what?)Combined with>Be polite>Be demanding>Be formal>Be hostile>Be seductive>(other?)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36697718>Make small talk>Be polite
>>36697718>Make small talk>Be polite>Be seductive
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36697718>Be polite>Other "Is it your deathlord's army camping out in the hills, or is it the other ones? I'd like to know whether I should defeat them gracefully or brutally."
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36697711Well, it depends on how good their Midnight caste is.>Is Regis safe?>Make small talk>Be polite>Be seductiveInform her of the situation, the Deathlord has moved an army in place, the truce is technically over, but it seems odd to do such a dangerous move while we still have hostages held against each other, unless of course they don't care what happens to you.As for the seductive, we don't necessarily need to have sex with her, but not getting the most out of HSDD is silly.
>>36697718>Is Regis safe?>Make small talk>Be polite with a helping of flirt
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697718>Is Regis safe?>Make small talk>Be polite>Be seductive
>>36697718>Information on enemy forces>Be politeAct like we assume this is just a show of force here to collect her.>>36697748this.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36697718>>36697749Forgot to link to you.
>>36697718>make small talk>is regis safe?>information on enemy forces>be seductiveSeduction is Maka's strongest weapon.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697718>Is Regis safe?>Make small talk>Be polite
>Is Regis safe?>Make small talk>information on enemy forces>Be seductive>while still being politeCan Maka even lewd a ghost?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697718>>Be seductiveand majestic radiating presence obviously
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36697790Maka can lewd a fae, they don't even have real emotionsShould we be using any charms or should we be saving essence?
>>36697718>kiss Tia>make small talks>be polite>be seductive
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697718>Is Regis safe?>Make small talk>information on enemy forces>Be seductiveI we free her, won't is signal the start of the war?
>>36697790Yes, and any successful social attack has +3 success.
>>36697790Well I guess we'll have to find out.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36697749>Well, it depends on how good their Midnight caste is.Calling it, the final battle will be Maka and F(l)eurdelis seducing each other
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36697814Not exactly.Think of it as doing more damage rather than adding more successes.Also I'm voting for activating MRP
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697828>Also I'm voting for activating MRPI'll +1 that
Rolled 8 (1d10)Why do I get the feeling that The Tyrant Of The Doomsday Machine knew exactly what she was doing when she sent this ghost blooded hottie to serve as a hostage?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697718Forgot dice>>36697803
>>36697848Because you're a smart man.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36697828I'll second that>>36697718activate MRP
>>36697828>Also I'm voting for activating MRPGood call. Lets do that.
New Charm: Majestic Radiant PenisThe solution to the "how to get Tia Pregnant" problem.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36697718Just want to vote NO! on MRP ect.
>>36697848Probably, though I do have a plan to twart their plans. Once we enter negitations, we tell them that we'll detonate the reactor at sundown. They can either immediatly attack our fortified position in the day, or lose what they came here for. Or leave, that works too.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36697848I am sure there is a fuckery somewhere.That's why we need to be extra careful.>>36697803Forgot to had>be extremely careful, but appears relaxed and horny
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697898YesAll of my Yes
>>36697749>>36697828Adding my support for MRP
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36697913that plan is terrible, you blow the reactor and you blow tianna and thats also forgetting that WE want the thing intact
>>36697942Maybe just overloading it enough to make it useless without exploding.
>>36697942Lets find out what they want first.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36697954still destroys the thing we want intact...I'm all for bluffing them, but for the love of god don't blow up our fucking titan
>>36697942Its also something of a bluff you idiot. The point is that we can counter their threat of an extended siege with the threat of blowing up what they need intact.
>>36697954Wouldn't that stop the volcano from being powered, effectively killing Dancing Smoke? Also, I think the Island would probably start sinking if the Titan wasn't incidentally holding it up.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36697977its only a bluff if you don't follow through, which he wanted to do
>>36697967Well, if it was between them getting it and destroying it, i'd vote to destroy it. But that's not what is happening here
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36697982yep...
>>36697984Oh, I am him, and I do want to be willing to follow through, because otherwise certain charms will be able to tell we are bluffing.
>>36697982>effectively killingDancing Smoke is the god in charge of the volcano. She is not, herself, the actual volcano. She would just become unemployed, or the god of the mountain.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698009Then its not a bluff at all.So what was your point again?
>>36698016My point is that we can force them to make a disadvantageous tactical choice, and also that personally I'm totally willing to blow up the titan if it gives us breathing room to set up our empire. The damned thing is a white elephant.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36698032>and also that personally I'm totally willing to blow up the titan if it gives us breathing room to set up our empire.We might not be able to setup our empire without it if the Realm directs their attention towards us. So blowing it up to create something that cannot survive without the thin your just blew up is like cutting your feet off then trying to walk.
[MAJESTIC RADIANT PRESENCE] [ESSENCE: 5/6]Social + Zenith + MRP = 2 8 4 5 9 5 3 6 3 10 9 5 = 5 successes"May I?" you ask politely, walking in."I don't have tea or coffee or drinks to offer you, unfortunately." She apologizes, shuffling to the side to make space for you on the sofa."It's the thought that counts." You take on her offer.You notice Tia sitting down on the ground a couple of meters away from the two of you, looking interestedly."To what I owe your visit? I thought I was due to being released. The truce is over, isn't it?""It is." You lean closer. "So I was wondering if Regis was alright.""How should I know?" She shrugs. "I've been locked here for the last week.""So if I were to ask you about the Tyrant's army disposition..." You lean in even closer."...I would tell you the same thing." She replies, slouching deeper into the soft couch.You bring a hand to gently caress her leg, up to the inner thigh. She is cold to the touch, but pleasantly so. She winces defensively. "... You're so hot."Offscreen, Tia mumbles affermatively while spectating the events."I have warmth to give, even to one as cold as you." You whisper in her ear."Oh yes..." You hear her mumbling in response.>How can I defeat the Tyrant?>How can I defeat her army?>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?>Betray your master and come to my side.>Tell me what's going on between the Silver Prince and the Tyrant.>(other?)(Note: you can only ask one thing of her, pick carefully)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698048>Tell me what's going on between the Silver Prince and the Tyrant.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36698048>>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698048>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698048>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?>Tell me what's going on between the Silver Prince and the Tyrant.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698048>>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?More than anything, this is the most important right now, everything else we can afford to find out some other time.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698048>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?
>>36698046>We might not be able to setup our empire without it if the Realm directs their attention towards us. So blowing it up to create something that cannot survive without the thin your just blew up is like cutting your feet off then trying to walk.Actually, there are other ways to survive the realms attention. Leviathan comes to mind. Plus, the Bull in the North pulled it off without any superweapons, and he had less exalts than we do.
>>36698048>Betray your master and come to my side.Silk flashbacks.If this works, we can have everything else.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36698069>(Note: you can only ask one thing of her, pick carefully)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698048>Tell me what's going on between the Silver Prince and the Tyrant.think long term
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>36698048>>How can I avoid this battle without giving in to her demands?>>Betray your master and come to my side.I can't decide so I'll let the dice, rolling a 1d2 for my vote
>>36698048>>Tell me what's going on between the Silver Prince and the Tyrant.
>>36698048>(other?)Why is the tyrant interested in Tianna?Guys, it's something we never figured out in the first place!
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36698077What did those DBs say about the Realm going after us back when they were still around?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698132What.We know exactly why both Deathlords are here...
>>36698132yes we did.He's after the giant first age superweapon under the island
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36698132If I were to hazard a guess, it looks like she's interested in the ruddy great big titan underneath Tianna
>>36698136>What did those DBs say about the Realm going after us back when they were still around?Basically, they'd ignore us until there is something a great house is willing to fight a circle of solars and lunars over. Which would hopefully be soon you filthy anathama
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698077The Bull of the North had a Full Circle of Solars, Solar Circle Sorcery, a massive cache of First Age weapons including warstriders, an ENORMOUS army that he had time to train up to the Tiger Warrior maximum, and he was STILL going to lose until someone in the Tepet chain of command started sabotaging battlefield orders.
>>36698048>Betray your masterBe a bit more subbtle about it, though. Like, pull back, get some distance between her and us and say "it's so sad we are not on the same side". Then start making out with Tia to show her what she's missingOr something like that
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698183Forgot dice
>>36698172The offsetting considerations being of course, that no house is willing to deploy that amount of force away from the realm right now, that the West is politically neutral (or more accurately, the gold and bronze factions are told to cut it out) when it comes to sidhereel politics, while the north was basically a bronze faction stronghold, that 4 lunars will more than make up for the single solar we are currently missing, that we have more dragonblooded, a not insubstantial pile of first age weaponry, and a pet fae.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698172>warstridersI wonder if those are less shit in the quest, I hope so I always liked how cool they were despite how shit they were.
>>36698046>We might not be able to setup our empire without it if the Realm directs their attention towards us.Frankly if the realm does that, the Titan won't do us any good. We have nowhere near the forces required to maintain or maneuver this thing.Unless EF handwaves us some few thousand magitech engineers.
>>36698253Maybe our pet raksha can make us some goblin engineers.Can she create them with complicated skills?
>>36698277She can't make things with automatic Craft(magitech) knowledge.She could possibly supply the 2000 people skeleton crew we need to move the Titan at all, but I don't think she can make that many, or any really, outside of at least the Bordermarches.
"I need to know."Clothes begin to come off as you feel Reken's cold skin coming in contact with yours. Burning it with frost, robbing it of the warmth of life.[ESSENCE: 3/6]Enough to kill a mortal many times over.But, eventually, she ends up being satisfied, filled with the glow of live. Her body now feels entirely solid, covered in fresh, supple flesh, filled with blood and breath.She pants and welps under your attentions. She might be done with you, but you're not done with her yet.When you feel like she's ready, which is, quite a bit later, you finally let go of her."I need to know."She doesn't reply, gasping for breath in a way a ghost shouldn't need to, but the look in her eyes is one of understanding and compliance."How can I save Tianna without a fight? I have no intention to committing to a war that I can avoid. If there is a way, I will pursue it. If you know, tell me." You give her your best grin. "If not..."After a few minutes, when Rakan has regained the ability to talk coherently: "...I don't know what the Tyrant's aims for Tianna are, but I know she wants to avoid this fight as well.""Why the army then?" You frown."...she believes she has no other choice. She... She also doesn't trust you.""...doesn't trust me?" That sounds almost ironic."That you're someone who can be reasoned with. That you're committed. That you're determined enough. That you're looking for a way to avoid this battle as well. Give her a way out, and she will take it."Looks like Reken doesn't know about the Titan. "...how? Are you suggesting that I go directly to talk to her?""Does that sound so strange?">...you'll stay here under lock and key until we get Regis back.>you're free to go now.>you're free to go. Bring her a message for me...>(other?)
>>36698290Not immediately. Long term, she will be able to make an army.
>>36698310>you're coming with me to talk to the Tyrant, I'll give you back there and take Regis with me
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698310>>you're free to go. Bring her a message for me...Tell her we're willing to talkShe thinks we're what? Crazy?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36698310>you're free to go now.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698310>>(other?)"I'll send a message to her and we will meet and exchange you for Regis, then we can try talking. After the exchange you'll be free to do what you wish, maybe you'll not want to go."
>>36698310>(other?)>you're coming with me to talk to the Tyrant, I'll give you back there and take Regis with meThis makes sense.
>>36698317If she were in the Wyld, or near a substantial Wyld region, but we kinda stranded her.>>36698310>you're free to go. Bring her a message for me...
>>36698310>you're free to go. Bring her a message for me...>release Regis and tell them o prepare for a parlay
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698310>>36698326>>36698337these but can we do it one neutral ground somewhere?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36698310>(other?)>you're coming with me to talk to the Tyrant, I'll give you back there and take Regis with me
>>36698310>you're free to go. Bring her a message for me...>>36698327>She thinks we're what? Crazy?She thinks we are her a few thousand years ago.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36698310>>36698326Yes actually, let's go talk together
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698337seconding
>>36698342>If she were in the Wyld, or near a substantial Wyld region, but we kinda stranded her.Oh hey, remember that fae that her master fought for sport underneath the sea? He is now board and likely to cause trouble.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698310>>36698337This.I wonder if we give her an out that does not involve the titan and she takes it, if we could sign something like a nonaggression pact, or maybe team up against other bigger/more evil threats
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36698366Who?Also we really need to check in with Silk, she could be a massive help with this situation if it turns into a battle. Could we maybe send Tia or Five-Tails to bring her here real fast? I imagine Five-Tails would be the one to go as Tia is Tia and won't leave our side.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698310>you're coming with me to talk to the Tyrant, I'll give you back there and take Regis with meWe need our butler back. Not to mention that a big fight would be devastating for us now.
>>36698391>bigger/more evil threats>more evil than a deathlordShe sold her soul to the Neverborn to get vengeance on Creation and annihilate it.Everything upwards from that is pretty much a negligible difference.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36698310>I'll go talk to her. You can come>You're free to go>But, if you want to stay...She's fun and probably a deadly threat to anyone but people at our power level. both in seduction and in raw killing powerAnd the job has its perks
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36698406well from the sound of things she's somewhat reasonable compared to other deathlords and the other fish in the seaand if she's willing to end this peacefully if we give her an out she can take, that doesn't lead to her getting the titan, then there if a fucking massive difference between anything upwards of her
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36698406Could be another Deathlord, I mean we know Silver Prince is dicking around with a huge navy.
>>36698398>Who?Doesn't have a name yet. It was a fae that the fae we fought with were waring with for sport.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698310>[ESSENCE: 3/6]>Two points of soak to have sex with the ghostLovely
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698406She's actually pretty tame compared to the Silver Prince and others, and those are the few ones we know of.So yeah, several orders of magnitude in difference going upwards from that.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698440Soak?
>>36698412And you think there won't be a reason for why she would accept that? You think she would just because of the goodness of her heart?If she does accept that, then because it furthers her goal in some fashion. Its not like she is a hurry, destroying Creation is kind dof a longterm plan.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36698453I assumed we activated AiRS before, that's the only charm we have that cost two essence
"...then we'll talk when I'll bring you over to exchange you for Regis." You inform her.She gives a faint nod before flopping back down onto the sofa, as you stand back up and slip into your tunic.Tia, who has been watching your interrogation with interest, stands back up and follows you outside."Are you going to do that?" "I'll think of a way to make it work." You snap your fingers at e soldiers standing guard outside the room, who seem still a bit shocked by the noise they must have heard. "Prepare her for being released, and inform Amata. We're leaving as soon as Reken's ready, unless there's any trouble.""Sorry?" A familiar voice draws your attention. You look down and see Millian, wearing her usual maid outfit with the addition of a few armored plates."...Millian?""You're going to get Regis?""Yes, but...""I'm coming too." She states, matter-of-factly.>...alright.>absolutely not, it's too dangerous>(other?)
>>36698443We, literally know nothing about what she does all day. She appears reasonable and diplomatic to us, but to those who haven't read the sourcebooks, so do the Mask of Winter and the Silver Prince.Its not indicative of her not being up to terrible shit, its more indicative of us having no idea hwat she is actually doing.
>>36698455very few Deathlords actually want to destroy creation.That's just what they told the neverborn.
>>36698440>>36698457Or, contact with the ghost drains essence rather than HP.
>>36698457I think she just actively drained our Essence to make herself more substantial.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698462>>...alright.It's suppose to be peaceful, bringing along noncombatants will help give that image
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36698462>...alright.
>>36698465The Neverborn aren't idiots. The Deathlords work on destroying Creation, regardless of if they realise that or not. They got a literal piece of the Neverborn stuck in them, they aren't gonna get out of this deal.No matter how much some of them deludes themselves about it.>>36698462>absolutely not, it's too dangerous
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698462>...alright.>(other?)"Millien it will be extremely dangerous, so you will do whatever I say and nothing rash, we'll get him back safely without a fight.">>36698457Well seeing as all we got told was that we lost 2 Essence then we've no idea what we used or didn't use
>>36698462>>...alright."Can't wait to see your boyfriend after only a week, eh? Okay then."
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698464We know she doesn't like the Neverborn when we played as Baron.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698462
>>36698465It doesn't really matter what they want.I mean, for a certain time we can use the Deathlords internal quarrel to make them fight eachother, but we shouldn't get delusional about her not being a ancient vengeful ghost who enslaved herself to the dead former masters of Creation. That just ends in tears.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698464>but to those who haven't read the sourcebooks, so do the Mask of Winter and the Silver Prince.I've not read the sourcebooks and just from what I've read in this story the Silver Prince is a cockgargler of the highest order, I don't know how you would think that we would think he is reasonable and diplomatic from what we've heard of him from Karas
>>36698455You know, anything anyone do is to further their goals. Or at least, they think it will further their goals
>>36698494Which means nothing?Plenty of Deathlords don't.Most slaves don't like their masters.>>36698499>we've heard of him from KarasBut the average person doesn't know the stuff we heard from Karas, that was pretty intense insider information. For the average person,. the Silver Prince is just a slightly shady dude running a solid nation.
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Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36698517>>36698499>>36698496THE NUMMMMMBER OF THE BEAST
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698497UCS said everyone can be redeemed. If that applies to Abyssals, it should apply to Deathlords, who used to be Solars, too.
>>36698499Karas was basically EF telling us that stuff. Not sure how obvious it was for someone who doesn't know, but the Silver Prince has a pretty good reputation in the West, if Maka wouldn't have been told that by someone who had the unique opportunity to find out about his bad shit and survive, she would think the same about him.
>>36698522>UCS said everyone can be redeemed.I think you understand under "redemption" something different than UCS senpai does.He just means, they will stop serving the Neverborn and enter Lethe. Not, they will become nice guys.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698516>But the average person doesn't know the stuff we heard from Karas, that was pretty intense insider information. For the average person,. the Silver Prince is just a slightly shady dude running a solid nation.>but to those who haven't read the sourcebooksNeither of those matter as we are not the average person, nor someone who has read these mythical sourcebooks you speak of.We are Maka.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36698524>she would think the same about him.No she wouldn't.She knew nothing about him before Karas came into the picture and you're using info gained from outside of the quest to make that argument.
>>36698462>absolutely not, it's too dangerous
>>36698536It does matter, because the point was that people claimed the Tyrant is a great person just because we haven't heard any terrible shit about her and she appears towards Maka as diplomatic and reasonable. My point was that a lot of Deathlords do that, it just means we don't know about the terrible shit she does.
>>36698535>they will stop serving the Neverborn and enter Lethe.yes, and they'll probably do it in the form of a rebellion followed by a heroic sacrifice that completely screws over some Neverborn plan
>>36698462 seconding>>36698486>>36698494That's meta knowledge, though. And isn't inherently a good thing for us.
>>36698543No, I'm just telling you that the Deathlords have a habit of getting good publicity, which is why we shouldn't trust the Tyrants good publicity.
>>36698558They literally can't do that.The Abyssals can, but the Deathlords can't.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36698462>...alright.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698562>you're using info gained from outside of the quest to make that argument.>No, I'm just telling you that the Deathlords have a habit of getting good publicityWell thats news to Maka...
>>36698572what, rebel?do the Neverborn have a killswitch/can assume direct control?
>>36698585>do the Neverborn have a killswitchYes they do.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36698572>They literally can't do that.>litterallyI'm not for or against any side in this argument, but I'd just like to point out your throwing around some big words about a game of pretend on the internet, one which is run by a guy who can do whatever he feels like with his interpretation of the source material.So please don't go around spouting fact unless you can quote the QM stating that fact. Otherwise things get real metagamey fast and at that point why are you playing the quest?
>>36698583Which is isn't relevant to the original discussion?It was about wether or not there is a significant difference upwards from being a Deathlord.>>36698600Sure, but we can't argue on the basis of shit EF might decide to change the canon on.So the current state is, the Deathlords can't rebel, if EF changes that, sure. But one guy claimed they were going to rise up against the Neverborn and defeat, them, which is even more "spouting facts". So yes, it was completly reasonable to point out that as far as anyone can assume on any level, no they can't.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36698462Changing my vote here>>36698561 to:>you can come half of the way. If we don't come back in time,you will turn back and tell the relevent peopleI'm beginning to worry it was all a convoluted plan. And incredibly convoluted plan that we are unwittingly going along with Anyone else would like the ghost in our team?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698643>Sure, but we can't argue on the basis of shit EF might decide to change the canon on.You can't argue shit that MAKA DOES NOT KNOW
>>36698614They can take away their investment at will, and the Deathlords are bound to their tombs. MoEP-Abyssals for further information, or RotSE for a example of that happening.Or just the entire story of both the Lion and the Princess.
>>36698656Why does it matter what maka knows to the question of if you can get significantly more evil upwards of being a Deathlord. Makas knowledge has no relevance to that question.Pay fucking attention to what the argument was about. It wasn't about wether or not Maka should try to work with her.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698650>Anyone else would like the ghost in our team?depends on whether everytime we touch or fuck her we get drained of essence, if yes then not so much, sure she can join our side, but thats going to cause some issues that need to be accounted for before she could become a welcome member of the team
>>36698650>Anyone else would like the ghost in our team?Sure. She is obviously a planted spy that we were meant to get involved with, but maybe we can still find out some shit along the way.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698666>Pay fucking attention to what the argument was about. It wasn't about wether or not Maka should try to work with her.Uhh, thats exactly where the argument came from...
>>36698684No it wasn't.Some idiots tried to steer it there to make a EVILMETA KNOWLEDGE argument out of it. But that was never the point at all.The discussion was purely meta, which should be obvious since Maka has know idea about the Neverborn or the Deathlords agenda to begin with.
"...Alright." You don't like this, not at all, but...Look at her face. How can you say no to that face?Besides, you owe it to Regis. Who knows what he was put through.Your head full of doubts and suspicion, you meet Valeriana while wandering the castle's corridors waiting for the time of your departure.She's standing in an intersection of two large corridors, where an impromptu repair station for the army equipment that's being brought back in from the boats has been set up. Piles of boxes, barrels and crates, complex mechanical parts splayed everywhere. An ordelry mayhem of heavy weaponry."...Hey, Maka." She barely lifts her eyes from the half-burnt husk of an Essence Cannon she's trying to restore, her Castemark glowing with authority. With one hand she's holding up a small notepad filled with writing in flowing, orderly calligraphy."Isn't that Irene's job?" You ask."I can't build these things, but I can help repair them at least." She gives you a better view of the notepad. It's definitely Irene's handwriting, instructions on the internal components of... something. "Irene's busy on the walls right now.""I see." You mumble, absent-mindedly."By the way, I and Irene have finished working with cloth in the loot as well, and I was wondering if- ...Maka? Are you alright?" The Twilight asks, somehow sensing your worries.>...Yeah, I'm alright.>...No. Not really. (leave it at that)>...No. Not really. (elaborate)>Change subject.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36698689...Anon, I started the fucking discussion with >>36698391The discussion was never purely meta, some idiots however did make it meta, so go fuck yourself with a rake.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36698715>...No. Not really. (elaborate)
>>36698715>...No. Not really. (elaborate)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36698715>>...No. Not really. (elaborate)C'mon Val, we never get to talk
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698715>...Yeah, I'm alright.
>>36698717>>36698406This comment, was obviously a meta remark for people to keep in mind in decision making.Which was obvious given the info it contained is shit Maka obviously does not know, if you were toos tupid to realise that at first glance, than I'm sorry for you.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698715>...Yeah, I'm alright.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698740I realised it immediately which is why I told him to stop being a metagaming whore and left the argument at that point. You are being a mentally challenged captain obvious right now anon.
>>36698715>...Yeah, I'm alright.It can wait.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698715>...No. Not really. (elaborate)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698715>>...No. Not really. (elaborate)
Rolled 3 (1d10)That essence drain that happened to us, can we defend against that somehow?
Rolled 6 (1d10)Just wanted to remind everyone that Banish the Darkness, a fast-running charm, and a scene sent running all over the entire battlefield would probably destroy 90% of the Deathlord's forces. Alternatively, we could fly on Tia in a flying form and do the same.We're a horrifying weapon of mass destruction against undead. Only Heroic and up are immune.
>>36698715>...No. Not really. (elaborate)Extend trust to your peers and it may be returned.
"...No, not really." You look away from her.She gives a smile, puts the cannon she was working on down, sits up on the table (actually a pile of crates, but close enough) and says "Tell me everything.""...I want to avoid this battle. Nothing good will come of it. People will die, no matter how well we fight. But the Tyrant will not back up unless she gets what she wants." You explain."Do we even know what she wants?"You bite your tongue."...do you?""Yes.""Alright." She seems to guess that it's something you don't want to talk about, and dances around the issue skillfully. "Umm... You're looking for advice?""I wouldn't turn it down.""I have no idea." She proudly proclaims.You're about to reply something like "thanks for nothing", but she continues:"But I've heard the numbers we're against. In a fight, we'd probably lose.""That's right.""But they didn't attack yet." "No. Apparently, the Tyrant wants to avoid a fight too.""Why?"You realize you can't think of a satisfying answer."Why do we have a Deathlord who doesn't want to kill people?"You honestly have no idea. You just give a shrug in response."I think that's the key of the problem." She picks the half-burned cannon back up in her hands, and starts tinkering with it. "We can't win this conventionally.""So we have to win non-conventionally?""We need an invention.""An invention?" You ask."Not necessarily literally. Something new and unexpected. A new idea. Something unexpected.">...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.>Ask a question (what?)>(Other?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36698922>...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36698922>>...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.
>>36698922>...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.
>>36698874That is a pretty good idea. We should get Lightning Speed charm today for that reason.Also, last time I was not there, but I saw that the AST was tied with that charm that doubles sucesses per attack.Quite frankly that charm is a horrible idea and I have do not see why people were voting for it at all. If it lasted a few turns at a time it would be be something, but a charm that costs 1 ess per attack would burn through our entire pool in a flash. It is worthless against Exalts since they would have perfect defenses and it is worthless against the mooks since we have banish the darkness (and we can get the Regiment Slaying Strike in Dawn.)In comparison, two turns of invulnerability per 1 essence would be quite a bit more useful in battle.Also, we should consider getting that charm that lets us roll to regain essence every time we lose hp. It would let us regain 0.5 essence per lost hp on average.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36698922>...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36698966AST?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36698874The downside of that is that it would leave the Deathlord with a small but elite force of scrappy underdogs, giving her the clear tactical advantage.I'm kidding, of course, that idea's great.
>>36698980Adamant Skin Technique
>>36698922>...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.Also, she was saying something about cloth?
>>36698980Adamant Skin Technique. Makes us invulnerable for two turns.
>>36698922>...Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.>>36698966>Also, last time I was not there, but I saw that the AST was tied with that charm that doubles sucesses per attack.It doubles ANY attack, Physical or Social.>It is worthless against Exalts since they would have perfect defensesWe have yet to encounter a single person with a perfect defense in the entirety of this quest.
>>36698980Arousing Sexy TimeMaka's custom perfect defense.
>>36698966>It is worthless against Exalts since they would have perfect defenses and it is worthless against the mooks since we have banish the darkness (and we can get the Regiment Slaying Strike in Dawn.)It's pretty worthless in general, really. Our problem thus far against tough opponents has been damage, not accuracy. Extra successes when attacking CoDs is pretty fucking meaningless.You're totally right, it's a bad charm.
>>36698966>It is worthless against Exalts since they would have perfect defenses and it is worthless against the mooks since we have banish the darknessthis isn't e2.5, perfect defenses are fucking rare and non-exalts can be a legitimate threat to us, for example the lintha demons
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36699006>Maka's custom perfect defense.I thought that would have been Majestic Radiant Penis
>>36699004>We have yet to encounter a single person with a perfect defense in the entirety of this quest.It is a given that we will run into them at some point and they will be our biggest threats.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36699004>It doubles ANY attack, Physical or Social.Not that anon but I can def see the appeal of that, though I think right now we have more important charms to get first, but after that we should go for it>We have yet to encounter a single person with a perfect defense in the entirety of this quest.basing your entire defence on what you've not seen and are blissfully ignorant of instead of preparing yourself as best you can is utter folly
>>36699013Sure, if it lasted for more than a single attack, or boosted damage, or something. As it is, it REALLY IS an ENORMOUS waste of essence.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36699011Extra successes mean extra damage and extra knockback with HTH, but it also works with social attacks too though
>>36699004I'm against getting it before AST on the principle of 'First, don't die. Then anything else.' I prefer setting up our defenses first. And a Perfect Defense is the best panic button out there.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36699040>Extra successes mean extra damageNot in this quest's system.>it also works with social attacks too thoughNot worth it, at the moment. We want something that makes us better at fighting Abyssals in the very real possibility that Tianna gets attacked.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36699042Same, though I think we should get >- 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.)Before Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement
"Alright. I'll think about it. Thank you, Valeriana.""Wait." She stops you before you can leave, sets down the cannon again, leaves the impromptu repair post up to a small wooden cart parked in a corner, and pulls it up to you."...What?"You give a second look at the cart. It's full of clothes.FULL of them."Valeriana..." You sigh.If Tia had a tail right now, she'd be wagging it. Every single other soldier, officer and worker in the corridor, male and female, stops in their tracks and turns."...You-""I got carried away, I guess. A bit.""A bit." You reply, giving her a hug in thanks.>I'll just keep this one for now, though.>Time to get changed! Let's go back to my room.>Which one do you think I should wear, Tia?>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?>(Other?)
>>36699013Two of our biggest foes so far have been that Dragonblooded who kicked our ass so hard that we had to restart our heart manually with our fist and the Lintha captain with her the curse eyes where we actually went to 0 hp.Had we AST or AiRS those battles would have gone quite a bit differently. We would have steamrolled all of them.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36699067>>Which one do you think I should wear, Tia?>>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?
>>36699065Yeah, we should get AST and then FRoL.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36699060>Not in this quest's system.Actually it does, I mean not in the same way, but EF said every three successes above DV we get and extra point of damage>>35408564>Every three extra successes on the to-hit roll cause one extra damage. This still can't go beyond the "max 3 damage" cap.
>>36699060Or we could use it to help convince the Deathlord not to fight us, just sayin.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36699067>>Time to get changed! Let's go back to my room.Far right middle row, wear it, wear it right the fuck now
>>36699067>(Other?)>Which one do you think I should wear, Valeriana?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36699067>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?"I'm about to go try to negotiate with the Deathlord."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36699067>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36699067>>36699087This
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36699067>>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?What's meido's opinion.I'm a big fan of top left corner though, big gold stuff looks super nice on brown girls
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36699081>EF said every three successes above DV we get and extra point of damageCitation very much needed, because that's just wrong.Unless that's right, in which case I go back on everything I just said and agree with you wholeheartedly.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>36699108>Citation very much neededHe quoted EF saying it in the same exact post you flaming retard
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36699108I linked to it in the very same postThat said, when we hit that demon on the lintha boat, we did max damage to him, 1 base + 1 from our gloves + 1 from the extra successes
>>36699067>Time to get changed! Let's go back to my room.Does second from the left middle row com in white or gold? It should.This one is still my favorite
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36699126That's the one were wearing right now isn't it?
>>36699108He's right and you're wrong, yes.
>>36699067>Which one do you think I should wear, Tia?I'm pretty sure I know what the answer to this will be.
>>36699067>(Other?)Give Val a hug and a kiss. She deserves it.
>>36699067>Time to get changed! But we're in a hurry. change right there
>>36699130EF said here >>36698462 we're wearing some kind of Tunic. I don't know quite how to describe >>36699126, but "tunic" isn't the word I'd use.
>>36699115>>36699125Huh, right you are. Nifty.>>36699132It didn't used to work that way, did it? I seem to recall you once specifically mentioning that net successes do nothing to damage.Anyway, here's another picture of Maka's family, as a peace offering, on account of me being so fucking wrong.
>>36699067First row, second one. Big fan of it.
>>36699108>>36699157So if Maka's entire family is delicious brown with light colored hair, does that mean our father is Archer?
>>36699135Terrible taste. Who put that there anyway?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36699067>>Time to get changed! Let's go back to my room.I think top left corner or the red, covering one would be the best for an audiance with the Tyrant
>>36699194>>36699067The OP of this quest?
>>36699192>brown skin>pale hair>ruby eyesYup, checks out. Brown, blonde, and gemstone eyes - Maka's royal family of Gem.
>>36699192Huh, that makes more sense than i would expect. Wonder why i never thought of that.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36699194Some anon, he mentioned losing interest in it when he posted it actually>>36699192>>36699212It fits, well it really depends on where the godblood came from, mom's side or dad's side
>>36699207I meant who suggested it. It was popular (among the plebs) so the QM including it is perfectly reasonable.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36699067>>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?C'mon Milly, what do you like?
>>36699223>mom's side or dad's sideIsn't it probable they are at minimum distant relative, with pretty high chance of being closer than that?
>>36699223>mom's side or dad's sideThey're royalty. Half the old nobility of Gem was probably related to each other by blood, before it was usurped. Maka's mother and father are probably cousins, if only distantly.
>>36699067Top row, second column.Or bot row, 4th column.Left to right.
>>36699067>Time to get changed! Let's go back to my room.Top row, second one in, or middle row second to last
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>36699067>Which one do you think I should wear, Millian?Also voting for far right middle row, since we're getting ready for a Deathlord and should look somewhat regal. Who, if guesses are correct, remembers what we were like in the First Age.
>>36699293The closest to regal is middle top row. Most of those outfits are just wildly slutty and utterly inappropriate for anything formal.
> inb4 The Tyrant is actually the ghost of Maka's first age incarnation who died during the Usurpation
>>36699340You're absolutely right, but I didn't think it would get any votes so I wanted to hedge my bets. Also, far right middle gives me a Queen of Gem vibe. With us obviously looking to be from there, it might not come across as quite so slutty.
>>36699363...that would surprise nobody. Did you miss where that's exactly what everyone's been saying she is?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36699416not him but I evidently did miss that, though it wouldn't be the biggest of surprises
>>36699067What about the outfit of that drawfag? I really liked the third one.
>>36699363Crazier things have happened. And "Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine" is an accurate description of the First Age MC we played once in the flashback.I wonder what's the Tyrant and Reken's relationship.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36699427I don't know about the third one, but the more I look at the first one the more I like itI bet that's what Horizon to Horizon feels like
>>36699451Shiiiiiiiiiiet.That's fucking sweet. I want this now, damnit, why is it not in the list?
>>36699426That's the majority out-of-character assumption. That the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine is the ghost of Maka's First Age predecessor. It explains - if nothing else - why she knows where the Titan is. And, considering the revelation she had right before she died, also explains why she's so adamant on resolving this peacefully if possible.
>>36699466I don't know, I really liked all three of the outfits that drawfag made.
"...Mhh. What to pick... Millian, what would you suggest?" You wonder, suddenly stuck with too many options to pick one comfortably. "This one is nice, but this other one... Ooh, this one too...""Eh, I like the red gown, miss Maka. It's classy and fits you well without showing an inappropriate amount of skin."Tia sighs. "What do you know."Millian crosses her arms. "What's your suggestion then, miss Tia?""How about smashfists and boots?""...What about the dress?""That IS the dress.""NO IT ISN'T!"Well, at least this took your mind off the abyssals for a few minutes and cheered you up. You thank Valeriana and wheel the cart, with maid and Lunar in tow, back to your rooms.(Let's make this clearer. Give me your vote in this format, as an example:)>Costume #17
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>36699451>I bet that's what Horizon to Horizon feels likeI bet, the first time I saw it I wasn't too keen on it, but I still saved it and since then everytime I look at it I like it more and more, to the point where I made it my phones backgroundIt's a little scary
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #3Assuming it's numbered left to right and then top to bottom, of course. I want the red gown, to look appropriate for negotiations. Asking us to pick numbers without giving a numbered version of the sheet is kinda a bad choice, EF.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #11
>>36699507>"That IS the dress."Never change, Tia.>Costume #11
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #3Red Gown is nice choice Mills
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #5
>>36699507>costume #2The red dress is too covering.
>>36699507>Costume #3we have to be presentable when doing diplomatic relations.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #3I also like #11, but wearing a gown will definitely say, "We're here to talk, not fight."
>>36699507>Number 3Looks quite noble and still keeps Maka's sexy fashion. Also, I really liked that card, heh.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #16
>>36699593Oops, wrong number. I meant >Costume 2
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36699507>Costume #3Though I suppose it could need some gold to go with it. Makeup, maybe?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>36699507Costume 3.
Rolled 8 (1d10)Is there a time to this vote or is it going to go one forever?
>>36699562Wait. Costum #3 can still get artfully shredded during combat right?
>>36699706Val made them to be indestructible.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>36699706I don't think any of them can get casually destroyed, they were all Twilight made.In dramatic moments, maybe.
>>36699714Oh. Then we'll definitely be at a disadvantage using it.>>36699507Changing vote to costume #2 I guess.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>36699439>And "Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine" is an accurate description of the First Age MC we played once in the flashback.I just realized what a good name that is now that we know about the First Age incarnation.
>>36699507"Mh. I'll bring the one you suggested, Millian."Tia falls to her knees, screaming "NOOOOOOO!" while the maid hels you out of your clothes and into the gown. It's based on the one you wore some time ago at your date with Irene, but the fabric is a lot lighter and softer, perfectly designed around your body."Just in case, bring some of the others over with you." You suggest to her. "so if they get suspicious, that's the excuse for your being there."She nods, liking that idea, and, after packing up everything (including the broken pieces of Tia's heart), you go and collect Reken and leave, on a small wagon and with no escort, towards the Deathlord's airship.[Session end]
>>36699779whoa hey, more votes for costume 2
>>36699779"Oh cut it out you perverted drama queen."
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>36699779>(including the broken pieces of Tia's heart)I'm sorry Tia, we'll wear your thing when we do the lewds with youThanks for the thread as always EF, can't wait for next time.
>>36699779Hey there were more votes for costume 2
>>36699789Pretty sure many of them were samefagged.Which sucks, cause I suggested number 2.
>>36699789>>36699805Depends on when he started writing
>>36699779What? Costume 2 won hands down>>36699809Pretty sure Costume 3 was samefagged, given how inconsistent the 'votes were for each one'. There was much more consistency for Costume 2
>>36699809We had like two people recount their votes for costume 3 and asked for costume 2
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>36699779>[Session end]Time for charms now. I've changed my mind and I think the best one we need to go for is Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement.Because we pretty much need to have as many advantages against the Abyssals as possible. Also CoD is a broad category.
>>36699830I dunno. I'd rsther leave it for now.Notice how EF didn't even give te usual +2 exp? He's not in a good mood.
>>36699779>including the broken pieces of Tia's heartDang. We need to wear the outfit she has chosen. At a private party, perhaps.
>>36699858I voted for it last time and I still want it this time, but I'm kinda hoping we'll get that enlightening charm soon
>>36699912For her, Amata, and maybe Irene and Samuel.
>>36699858Yup, and there are even charms for making things Creatures of Darkness, for when we absolutely, positively have to kill a motherfucker.
>>36699912>private partyWat? Have we decided to go conservative all of a sudden? We can wear whatever the fuck we want, it doesn't need to be some special occasion
>>36699912We can wear that or the lewd black number 11 for her
>>36699912Or we can change outfits, maybe get rid of the stupid frilly gown when it's inconvenient for say combat or doing actual work
>>36699858>>36699917AST and Final Ray of Light and MUCH higher priorities than that rather mediocre charm right now.
>>36699940You mean 10?
>>36699953Yes, that one, my mistake.
>>36699904I want to hear from EF about it, though. Why'd he go radio silent all of a sudden? Hope he's okay
>>36699959Writing up a charm list maybe?We should be like at, 11-12 XP, that's enough for a new charm from any tree.Or his internet could have dropped, he mentioned it might happen
>>36699912>private partykek, no
>>36699779Thanks for the thread EFany reason why no usual +2XP? or did the thread not cover enough time for that?
>>36699779Good run EF, glad to be back in Tianna and hopefully have Regis back soon, see you in the next thread.
>>36699959>Hope he's okaySo do I
Someone want to archive the thread?
>>36699959His tweet mentioned his internet might drop out, maybe he saw it happening and ended the thread before it dropped.>@Exaltedfag>Exalted Quest (Session 58)>Internet is acting up here, so I might drop unexpectedly.
>>36700184Feel free, anon.
>>36700198Hopefully its just that and his net gets fixed soon.
>>36699157I forgot to mention this, but on EF's ask he said Maka's little sister is a teenager, on lower end of teenI mean with Maka's family's genes I wouldn't be surprised if she came out stacked like that.
So what charm should we get next?Personally I want Final Ray of Light as an insurance plan.
>>36700239Thanks anon, other anons don't forget to upvote it.
>>36700328AST is proactive and a better insurance plan and panic button.
>>36700363True, but I can't help but be paranoid and worry about when we've no essence at the end of a big fight and we botch or something and go down to 0HP.I'd love to have both, but don't know which would have higher priority
>>36700382We've been fine up until now without it and we've even gotten an extra soak, of either AST or FRoL, I'd rather ASTBut over both of them I still want Enemy Castigating Solar Judgement more.
>>36700382RIght now I would say Lightning Speed so we can play the wrecking ball over the Deathlord's army if it comes to that.Mobility is good for survival and running away also.
>>36700382I'm also paranoid and i've been pushing hard for AST.If a fight goes bad, AST is far more valuable thanks to being able to use it and run away.
>>36700464>If a fight goes bad, AST is far more valuable thanks to being able to use it and run away.True, consider this anon won over.
>>36699779Sorry, had to leave in a hurry. Am back now.+2 XP (base)+1 XP (bringing an olive branch to a deathlord)I started typing when costume 3 was in the lead, besides I was also working off the fact that several people had voted "ask Millian" and so weighted a bit more there.We can switch it for costume 2 no harm done. I was just in a rush to get back home and didn't check.As a bonus challenge, if anyone skilled in Photoshop can convincingly retouch any of those images (the originals, not the cropped and resized selection.jpg) to make it look like Maka (brown skin, white hair, golden eyes), it counts as a fan work for the +1 XP or the request.
>>36700594No worries boss, glad to hear you didn't get hit by a bus or anything while writing your last post Yes it has happenedI'd give the challenge a go but I doubt I can convincingly shoop those pics with paint, so good luck to any anon who tries.
>>36700594it's cool EFI'd hate to switch the dress now, but I'm probably the only one that does.
>>36700594Charm selection seems to be in favour of AST. Are we going with that or delaying again?Note: I'm biased towards AST, so feel free to ignore me.
On top of that, we got some extra fan arts, sort of. On top of the ones posted at the start of the thread.Which get +1 XP cumulatively. Sorry, but one is kinda rough and the other is... has effort put to it but frankly it terrifies me a little.These other fanarts are only marginally related to the Quest but I was told by the artist (my GF, who drew them after hearing about Exalted Quest) to make them count for XP, and who am I to argue.
>>36700594>I started typing when costume 3 was in the lead, besides I was also working off the fact that several people had voted "ask Millian" and so weighted a bit more there.>>We can switch it for costume 2 no harm done. I was just in a rush to get back home and didn't check.Nah it's not a problem, don't worry about it that much, and if all else fails, Maka will turn up to that meet 'n greet wearing both dresses at the same time, and still somehow manage to pull it off and look glorious.
>>36700657>>36700667Super cool, tell her we said thanks a bunch
>those Mik and Five-TailsNeat, tell her we appreciate them
>>36700652Fine by me (I seem to be the only one considering Lightning Speed anyway.)
>>36700754I'm considering it too anon, but I'm kind of torn between the two, they are both insanely useful in general, and right now, its a hard choice
What is that, one XP for each pic16XP Total?We could get two Zenith Charms if we wanted toConsidering how few of us are left I guess we should hold off until next time. Maybe hold a vote in the beginning or middle of the thread when we get more voters?
>>36700769>cumulativelyI imagine he means all up for those extra pics, otherwise that would be a rather large chunk of XP
>>36700657Oh gos, this size difference. This is so fucking adorable.Even though Tia usually pushes Maka onto others
>>36700683That is super cute.
>>36700769If we can get two then it should be AST and vote for another later.Or Social 5...
So I guess this kicks us up at 16 XP.It might however be a bit too late to have a decent XP expenditure discussion, but let's try anyway.Mob-Dispersing Rebuke (1 Ess. Say something threatening or make a show of strength, roll social + dawn. Unless a unit has a heroic leader who can beat your roll, the unit immediately routs and disperses.)Shockwave Fist Technique (Permanent, every other Unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Dawn] meters)Regiment-Slaying Strike (1 Ess. Allows you to atttack an entire crowd, mob or military unit at once.)Essence-Gathering Temper (Permanent. Every time Maka loses a health level, roll 1d10. On a success, she regains 1 Essence. On a 10, two.)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)Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)Kiss of the Sun (1 Ess. Grants Awakened Essence to a Mortal. Can only have up to [Social] Mortals blessed by this charm at a time. Blessing cannot be withdrawn.)Judge's Ear Technique (1 Ess, Scene. Can tell when a person lies knowingly)Spirit-Discerning Glance (Permanent. Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized)Shadow Arts (1 Ess, add +3 to all stealth rolls for the scene.)Lightning Speed (permanent, vastly improves your running speed)Shining Ruler's Benevolence (1 Ess, Scene, add +3 to all politics or organizational rolls for the scene.)Mastery of Small Manners (1 Ess, you learn the short-term objectives of people in the scene. Gives straightforward ideas, but does not reveal complex plans)
>>36700819Oh shit.Guys.16 XP....Let's wait for Social 5.
>>36700829What would that get us? Because right now AST and a couple other charms are looking like damn near MUST haves
>>36700819Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)I've got a fever, and the only cure is a Perfect Defense.
>>36700819>Kiss of the SunYoooooo!This will be deliciously OP. An army of awakened mortals, heck even a troop of them would be amaIngly useful.
>>36700819>Adamant Skin Technique>Enemy-Castigating Solar JudgementWe can afford both, can't we? They're 8xp each.
>>36700829I think that can wait a bit longer>>36700819>Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)>Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)I know people were really voting for AST, so I'll pick that one, but with enough for another charm I'm still going to push for E-CSJ
>>36700819Adamant Skin Technique and Spirit Discerning Glance.I want KotS bad, but I can wait till we're not under seige.
>>36700839It would make us the prettiest. Don't you want to be pretty?
>>3670083910+ dice towards any social attempts, like deathlord seduction for example.
>>36700819>Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)>Kiss of the Sun (1 Ess. Grants Awakened Essence to a Mortal. Can only have up to [Social] Mortals blessed by this charm at a time. Blessing cannot be withdrawn.)
>>36700851It's limited to social, isn't it?4 people isn't an army.
>>36700819Clarification: If Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement is used, do rolled tens count as three successes?
>>36700819Didn't we get Horizon-to-Horizon last thread?Ah, well. It could be useful, does it affect undead too?
>>36700819No Final Ray of Light?
>>36700860>>36700859I'll second these.
Also upon gaining a dot of Social we gain as many dots of backgrounds as the new score is, which means FIVE dots of backgrounds.We could go crazy with those.Plus our Social score is also our "social combat damage", EF said. Basically every time we attack someone in Social Combat, the base damage we do is our Social (+3 if we're seducing them thanks to our charm, +1 for every three extra successes. or two, I don't remember exactly.)Which means we become some sort of Social Grand Daiklave.
>>36700819>Adamant Skin TechniqueNot dying is nice>Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement Doubling our successes when trying to convince the Tyrant not to go to war is nice, too
>>36700888Ah, I misread the charm's description. Thanks for pointing it out.
>>36700888More like a personal attack squad for us, we would never have to go into battle alone.With four people we could do Regis, Mills, maybe Pyre and Dancing Swallow of he comes back?Definitely the first two, not sure about the second two.
>>36700890>Clarification: If Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement is used, do rolled tens count as three successes?No, only two.>>36700891>Didn't we get Horizon-to-Horizon last thread?>Ah, well. It could be useful, does it affect undead too?It affects anyone who is not immune to Social effects i.e. everyone who is sentient and aware. So no mindless undead, but it does affect abyssals (who are not undead anyway), ghosts and even deathlords.>>36700897>No Final Ray of Light?I had to make a choice and limit myself to five and picked those five.
>>36700930>I had to make a choice and limit myself to five and picked those five.Ah right, so its still available in rotation to be picked. I was just worried that it had gone *poof*
>>36700819I'd say, wait for the moment.
>>36700930Most of the abyssal army is mindless udead, but we only need to persuade their commanders.I'd like that one very much, but I think I'm alone this thread.
>>36700930For Kiss of the Sun, I assume if they like die or Exalt or something we get a free space open again?
>>36700930>No, only two.I will now make it my mission to shout down anybody who votes to get ECSJ.HtHPM is far more useful. Hell, saving for Social 5 would be more useful.
>>36700963well its not that bad, it turns any non 10 success into a 10 essentially, and if we're rolling a lot of dice on something, then that is well worth 1 ess to supercharge whatever action we're doing
>>36700985Instead of doubling the number of successes, it now increases them by 60% instead. Its usefulness is almost cut in half.
>>36700930What's the maximum we can train someone with Tiger Warriors again?
>>36700963it gives us 0.8 successes per dice instead of 0.5.That's 60% more successes
>>36700985You succeed on 7,8,9 and 10. Only applying on three of them is a big deal. 25% weaker than i expected.And it's only for one action, not a scene. Which makes it less useful compared to scenelongs and permanents.
>>36700839With five background dots, we could get a level 5 artifact.
>>36701021How much would Social 5 boost us?
>>36700963>HtHPM is far more useful.well they are both kind of underwhelming with one being only 60% more successes, and the other only being once a month auto social attack
>>36700819>Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)I think we're pretty much settled on this maybe, but don't know about the rest of the XP
>>36701051Five background dots that we can spend freely, +1 to social damage and one dice added to our pool. Not to mention we will get an appearance upgrade to godlike levels.Depending on what we get for the background points we spend, it could be gamechaning to decent.
>>36700819>Adamant Skin Technique (1 Ess. For 2 turns, all attacks inflict zero damage)>Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement (1 Ess. For one attack (physical or social) against a Creature of Darkness, all dice rolling 7+ are double successes)
>>36701050>>36701051>>36701094Guys. Mentor 5 (THE UCS)Artifacts can bugger off.
>>36701051We'd go from rolling 12 dice (Social+Zenith+3dice from dice adders) to rolling 13that means we go from average 6 successes to 6.5 successes, so 8% more successes.If we want to maximize our ability to convince the Tyrant, Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement is far superior.
>>36701094>Five background dots that we can spend freelyWhen we get Social 5 we should put a couple dots in artifacts so our Gauntlets and Boots aren't just damage adders.>>36701114Even in the first age with legendary backgrounds you couldn't have an Incarnae as a mentor.
>>36701124man imagine 60% more successes on 12 dice...
>>36701114>Mentor 5 (THE UCS)...Seriously?
>>36701135>When we get Social 5 we should put a couple dots in artifacts so our Gauntlets and Boots aren't just damage adders.That sounds good. I'm an Exalted noob, so what exactly would artifacting our orichalcum fists and boots do?
>>36701114Sifu 5 (Millian)
>>36701135>>36701151Scroll of Exalts Pg: 40, 41. A Lunar Exalt with Luna as her Mentor.
>>36701114What would he mentor background do for us?
>>36701163Nah.>Sifu 5 (Little Sister)
>>36701212Isn't Luna unlike Sol able to get away from the game for long periods of time? I vaguely remember something like that.
>>36701234Sidereal mentor who teaches awesome MA.
>>36701234Shorthand for Martial Arts Teacher.Means teacher/master in chinese.
>>36701258>>36701261Do we need one, I thought we learned Solar Hero Style by ourselves?
>>36701114That's insane.I want it.
>>36701298But if we want to learn any other MAs we need a teacher, and Sidereals are the best at that.Sapphire Veil of Passion When?
>>36701114I'd allow that, in case anyone is wondering.
Please, guys, let's not get crazy.Though, can you have Mentor (yourself)?
>>36701353Welp, that's something to remember>Screencapped
>>36701353Oh, wow. This is simply too good to pass up.Good job anon who suggested this.I vote for saving xp so we can get this.
>>36701353I'll remember that.What would Mentor do for us or Sifu I guess?
>>36701411I want to get social 5 after getting at least AST
>>36701418It's only Sifu if it's a sidereal
>>36701411I've been suggesting it since the revelation that Social dots can go to background dots. Wow, that was a long time ago...
>>36701114>>36701353Its official, must be done
>>36701418We'd get even more of a direct line to Sol. That's not really quantifiable, since we're not sure how EF plays Sol. But so far, if we pay xp for something, we generally get good use out of it. I doubt this would be a trap option. That and EF said something about preferring a more proactive UCS in his games.
>>36701430We are kind of covered with AiRS for now regarding defence. If we did not get it two threads ago I would be in favor of AST too....Also if we need it right at that very moment, we could always get AST with the XP we were banking (though we should check that with EF just to make sure.)
>>36701514alright well how much does social 5 cost?
>>36701504I don't do trap options. You always get your worth in XP for the stuff you buy. If you feel like you aren't, tell me and I'll fix it.>>36701514I'd allow that.
>>36701504I doubt anything EF has offered us has been a trap option, it doesn't seem like it's his style to mess with us for something like that.
>>36701489My idea was to pick up the background and have it coincide with the completion and consecration of the Pearl temple manse. Big ceremony, much dancing, then the Sun personally coming down to bless the temple.Maybe with lewds.
>>36700930>>36700897If I remember corectly we can still buy Charms of older iterations that weere in previous threads but annons be lazy.That means that if we wanted we could buy Sea Wolf Style, even though it is not here presently since it was in the charm library, but Sea Wolf Style was not relevant in this episode so it was not mentioned again.So yea we might get Final Ray of Light if it gets voted.But right nowe we should go for the max needed social output to go into social fu mortal kombat with a effing Deathlord.
>>36701547>I'd allow that.Okay, then in that case i'm all for saving the XP and spending it for AST if we really need it.
>>36701547Like i said, 'I DOUBT it would be a trap'You've been good on that end bro, nothing that needs fixing.
>>36701557We're doing this
>>36701557That's sounds pretty awesome. I like it.
>>36701547>I'd allow that.Right, changing my vote from AST to saving XP
>>36701557Not that I don't think that's cool. Pearl isn't going to be done for a while
>>36701557oh god yeswhen we get soc 5 does it have to happen immediately or do we get the stat bonuses immediately and UCS-sempai can make his big appearance when appropriate?
>Get Mentor 5>The Tyrant of the Doomsday Engine becomes our teacher
>>36701641It would be more dramatic to get it during a big badass final confrontation moment against Tyrant.
>>36701657Well we didn't get our Artifact stuff until a while after we put dots into it. We also put some into Cult and Familiar if I'm not mistaken, I guess Cult hasn't been too noticeable since it was a one dot upgrade and we haven't been with Silk very long to notice a difference there
>>36701353That doesn't seem like a good idea. How would that even work?Having the UCS himself avaiable and ready for Maka makes it seem easy mode. The guidance he has given has been more than enough and thematically in line with the praying scheme.
>...I WILL NOTICE.What better time to be noticed than while dancing your heart out on a orichalcum temple spire dedicated to your patron god?
I really don't want Social 5. For where we are right now in-character, I don't think +1 die, +1 social damage, and +5 Background points is worth it. It could be worth it if we returned to peace time, mind you. But as it stands, I'd much rather spend that XP on charms.For context, for the cost of Social 5, we could get 2 Dawn charms or 2.5 Zenith charms. At this current point in time, I think the charms would benefit us a lot more.So, I'm against saving for Social 5. I'm not going to keep whining about it, I just wanted to make my opinion known while discussion is still happening.
>>36701704>we haven't been with Silk very long to notice a difference therewe really need to fix that and go see our petcould we get Five-Tails to go and bring her back in a couple hours?
>>36701704The cult is too new right now.
>>36701746Same, I think we should get a charm or two now to vastly improve our abilities in the short term to ensure we can peacefully get what we need for Social 5 later
>>36701684Or after we peacefully negotiate shit between us, he comes down and speaks with the both of us.
>>36700806ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY UTERUS!
>>36701746>>36701773So a compromise like one anon proposed earlier of buying AST and banking the rest?
>>36702425EF is letting us buy AST on the spot if we end up needing it so we can bank all 16 points.
>>36702425Sure, I suppose. I'd rather just purchase two charms outright. We can afford two entire Zenith charms right now. For the cost of Social 5, we could get AST AND Horizon-to-Horizon Performance Method, for example.Or Adamant Skin Technique AND Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement.Or Adamant Skin Technique AND Kiss of the Sun.We just have way too many good (great) charms to buy right now to be banking XP for an option that - in terms of opportunity cost - costs us 2.5 Zenith 5 charms.I don't want to start saving for Social 5 until such a time as the Abyssals/Deathlord are no longer a concern.
>>36702480Ah, I see the post now. Awesome! Thanks, EF.
>>36702480Yeah that sounds like a good plan, see if we need it and if so buy it on the spot, if not keep the banked XP and try for Soc 5 afterwards
>>36702517>Or Adamant Skin Technique AND Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement.I did too actually, but Soc 5 picked up a lot of speed after EF okayed getting UCS as a mentor, which I do think is super cool, but I really wanted those charms right now
Doubled successes when we're about to go up against a Deathlord would be very useful.