Volume One: Path to ImmortalityChapter Five: Herp-d-derp, I'm starting a quest at 00:30 edition.Last time, on Feral Necromancer Quest: You did a lot of housekeeping and chores. You cleaned up the ruins you are staying in. You communed with Bathory, and re-established a venue of communication. You learned a little alchemy and nearly burned the library down. You taught Lathrian some Shamanistic magic, and a little bit of necromancy, but not enough to be properly capable in either. He dislikes you less now. You were reading some books on engineering when the conclusion of Feral Necromancer Quest four came. Housekeeping: Previous Threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=feral+necromancerMechanics and Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/vBRyBWfKTwitter: @DeadQMYour literacy and library now allows you to learn certain skills with experience up to rank 3 at the cost of 1exp per point.
Welp I'm glad I stayed up then. Get yourself settled in and setup. we have to wait for other players anyway. If you're bored look up the giant civ going on while you wait.We're about to either pull an A-TEAM out of our ass or die gloriously and I love it.
You are Vlad TepishYour holdings: Ancient Elven Ruin. Well hidden and fortified cave.Your Minions: 25/30 max, mix of skeletons and zombies plus your skeletal elk mount. Your Relationships: Gnoll tribe of 20 (allies/treacherous bastards), Lathrien (Suspicious), Bathory (Bitter), Bound Gnoll Spirit (Bound), Bound Elven Spirit (Bound).Your Skills, Stats, Traits, Spells: http://pastebin.com/vBRyBWfKYour Goals: Create a body for Bathory, Achieve Immortality, Keep your land.Researching Engineering:19! Great success.The formulae and the information in these books make a lot of sense. The interaction of gears, pulleys and levers are all cold, logical and exactly the kind of thing you know how to deal with. Your undead minions are much the same. The problem is how much has been lost. The books show you amazing devices, but to make the parts for them you need the proper tools, and you need proper tools to make THOSE tools ad nauseum. This could still certainly be useful in construction and the like. You start reading the autobiography of the necromancer king that dwelt here hundreds of years before you. You start reading and it is the story of a young elf, chosen to be the one in his 'city' to learn the darker arts, to be a protector in the communities darkest times. Much of what is written does not make much sense to you, lacking context. >Read something else>Explore >Commune with the spirits- you've had a breakthrough and could give Bathory sight. You have also wanted to learn Pyromancy from the gnoll.>OtherCOUNTDOWN TO ???: 10
Aw shit, was worth staying up!Thanks for doing a double bill QM
>>37513711>Commune with the spiritsPyromancy
>>37513547>>Commune with the spirits- you've had a breakthrough and could give Bathory sight. You have also wanted to learn Pyromancy from the gnoll.Give skull-fu sight, fire is also good.In the long term, we're going to need intelligent (possibly living) minions. We need to be able to delegate various tasks.
>>37513757Voting for this as well.
>>37513711>pyromancy timeSee if 4chan's unfucked itself. its eating my captcha with errors
>>37513711>Commune with the spirits- you've had a breakthrough and could give Bathory sight. You have also wanted to learn Pyromancy from the gnoll.
>>37513711>Commune with the spirits- you've had a breakthrough and could give Bathory sight. You have also wanted to learn Pyromancy from the gnoll.Thanks for running another one Dead, this is quickly becoming one of my more favorite quests.
>>37513711>Commune with the spirits- you've had a breakthrough and could give Bathory sight. You have also wanted to learn Pyromancy from the gnoll.well we didnt burn the library down so that's a good sign to play with more fire
>>37513817>>37513810>>37513797>>37513795>>37513757Commune with the spirit of the gnoll elder wins. You take your staff. You have used the gnoll elder's spirit for calling fire before, but never have you actually talked to the spirit. You were quite excited at the prospect of learning pyromancy, but so many other things got in the way. You touch the awkward canine skull on the forehead. 'THE THINGS FROM DEPTH SHALL BURN YOUR SINEWS FROM THE INSIDE OUT...' Maybe. Maybe not. 'Silence.' It falls silent. >Ask it about pyromancy>Ask it about gnolls >Ask it something elseCOUNTDOWN TO ???: 9. Your spider sense is tingling.
>>37513905>>Ask it about pyromancyYes please
>>37513905>Ask it about pyromancy
>>37513905>Ask it about pyromancyYes please and thank you kindly.
>>37513905I'm surprised he can still talk smack. The elf couldn't do much.
>>37513921>>37513930You do not much care about the creature. Might as well get this over with as quickly as you can. 'Your magic. Teach me it.' 'Fool, it's not simple. Hate. Hate. Hatehatehate. Have it burn it in you until it needs to come out. Add magic to that and BLAST.'>Since this is what you came here to do, timer does not count down yet.Roll 1d20+1 DC 16. Degrees of success super important.>>37513966The first thing the elf said before you started ordering it to answer questions was 'please release me'. Also magic kinda helps keep you control of your spirit. The gnoll is completely bound, as you just understand spirits way WAY more than it does.
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37514029
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37514029
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37514029
>>37514062>>37514038>>37514036We might be in trouble here fellas
>>37514029Man even in death that elf sucks. At least the others have the stones to call us names.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>37514029>1d20
>>37514062>>37514038>>3751403615. Marginal failure. Rolling at +3 next time (which can be now, but countdown will advance) You get it. You really do. It is just that you have never been a hateful person. Sure, you've gotten angry, very angry indeed. Annoyed. A little cruel and vindictive. But hatred always felt like emotion of the weak for you. Caring so much about something you dislike never made sense to you. Some cinders fly from your fingertips by the end of the hour long session, but not enough to even light a campfire.>Try again 1d20+4, DC 16>Do something else, you feel a dire sense of foreboding. >>37514122I swear, this quest has more nat 20s outside the first three that count than other quests have in total.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>37514167>>Try again 1d20+4, DC 16
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37514167>Try again 1d20+4, DC 16
>>37514167>>Do something else, you feel a dire sense of foreboding.We can come back to the fire, let's make our home secure, make sure the apprentice is doing ok and otherwise act paranoid in the face of these bad feels.
>>37514167One more time, then deal with foreboding bullshit.
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37514167>Try again 1d20+4, DC 16
>>37514213Welp. We fire lord nowDoes this also mean we can easily control anymore accidental fires made by alchemy?
>>37514228fuck off m8
Rolled 5 (1d20)So since what Vlad's face looks like hasn't been mentioned much really might i suggest pic related for it? What do you other anon's and QM think?>Try again 1d20+4, DC 16
>>37514241>>37514251Yeah, that's it i'm putting the dice down now.
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37514270
>>37514228>>37514167We are not anywhere near our books after our previous alchemy failure correct?We learnt our lesson the first time, Yes?
DeadQM is too busy laughing to respond to us. and he enjoys EVERY SECOND OF TERROR!
>>37514270We're an exiled pre-agrarian tribesman living in the woods with a bunch of skeletons, we probably dont look that well groomed.
>>37514318You know what we should do next? We should do some necromancy. That always works well.
>>37514228>>37514213>>37514186Critical failure. This is a waste of time. If there is anything you might learn to hate it is the casting of this spell. There is something about it, just outside the instruction the gnoll is giving you that would let you get it. But the gnoll does not know it. It knows one way to cast these spells and it is through rage. By now he is entirely unhelpful. (Since there is no magic 'skill' you can learn from crits, I am considering adding something a bit more contextual to magical crits/critfails). We will see. COUNTDOWN TO ???: 8 Is it someone watching you, or... no, that's not it. >Talk to Bathory. Whatever it is it can wait. >Raise up the undead, bar the entrances, prepare for the worst.>Go ask the gnolls for help>Go ask the elves for help>See what Lathrien is doing
>>37514363>See what Lathrien is doing
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>37514363>Raise up the undead, bar the entrances, prepare for the worst.
>>37514363>Go ask the elves for help
>>37514363>Raise up the undead, bar the entrances, prepare for the worst.>See what Lathrien is doing>Worry
>>37514363>LathrienTell him about your jitters, maybe he knows something.
>>37514400Turn you dice off idiot!
>>37514363>Raise up the undead, bar the entrances, prepare for the worst.
>>37514363We need to look around. Somethings stalking us...but what?WE NEED TO KNOW THINGS! maybe the apprentice knows. or is even causing it.
>>37514421OK ok I'm sorry!
>>37514427>>37514409>>37514400>>37514397'Lathrien!' you shout. It would take too much time to find him. You have a good shouting voice.A minute later your apprentice shows up. 'What is wrong, Vlad Tepish?' 'Do you feel something weird? Something wrong?' 'I do not feel hurt by the necromantic energies so much anymore, if that's what you mean.' 'Damn it.' 'Wait, now you've mentioned it, if I really focus...' 'No matter, we are setting up a defensible position in here. Bar the entrances with heavy things, preferably something we can move at moments notice. I will raise more dead.' You are fast and skilled and the raising of the dead in the desecrated ruin is easy. It still takes time, however. You control 40/30 max minions. Your control is absolute while on desecrated ground.COUNTDOWN TO???: 7 It is magic. Your senses are better attuned than Lathriens, that is why you noticed it immediately. Sense Magic: roll your highest magic school. Roll necromancy. 1d20+5 DC 18
>>37514653IN THE NAME OF BAPHOMET
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37514653dear lord I feel like an absolute fucktard
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37514653Hairy balls of the gods!
>>37514709GOD FUCKIGN DAMMIT WHY ELDER GODS WHY?!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>37514653Necroroll
Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37514653
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37514653
>>37514709HOLY FUCKING HELL THAT'S TWO FUCKING TIMES I'M FUCKING DONE JUST DONE WITH YOU /TG/ DICE
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37514653rollin>>37514709Damnit anon.
>>37514735NEVER ROLL AGAIN YOU QUEST RUINING FAGGOT!!!!!!!
>>37514274>>37514780If he rolls a 1 again does this mean you'll give us the final shiney picture?
>>37514806When Fromsoft brings out darksouls 3 I will probably have to make a blue magic version.
>>37514725>>37514715>>375147091! Critical Failure. For each critical casting of magic, the next, opposite critical (so critical success in this case) will be more impressive.You focus, very hard. You gather much of your energy. And. Someone is right behind you! No, the other way! Someone else. Two people! You feel killing intent. You whip around. Not there. Someone is watching you. Someone is watching you. Someone is watching you. Someone screams behind you. No. That was you. They are in the room.They are miles away. What is happening. Countdown to ???: 6 SOMEONE IS WATCHING YOU>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!>Meditate to calm yourself.>You can deal with this.>It's okay.>You are Vlad Tepish.
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37514735Tg dice suck ass
>>37514845we had four nat 20's in the last thread so I guess it balances out...
>>37514842>You are Vlad Tepish.>You can deal with this.
>>37514842>You can deal with this.If we can see from multiple eyes we are legion.
>>37514842>>You can deal with this.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>37514842>>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!>>Meditate to calm yourself.>>You can deal with this.>>It's okay.>>You are Vlad Tepish.PANIC ALL CHOICES CHOSENROLLING FOR SUCCESS
>>37514842>>You can deal with this.>>It's okay.>>You are Vlad Tepish.>But Im going to hold this new sword real tight.
>>37514842>You are Vlad Tepish.>Meditate to calm yourself.
>>37514842>You are Vlad Tepish.>It's okay.>You can deal with this.>Meditate to calm yourself.
>>37514842>Calm yourself. You are Vlad Tepish. You Discovered the link between life and death and made it your tool. You've called storms and stones to your cause. You've been hurt, you've killed in return. You have a goal and that goal alone is enough to fight the strongest of foes.>You will master life and death itself to restore your love or die in the process. And spirits pity whats left of any in your way.
>>37514876>>37514878>>37514881You focus. You close yourself off of all magic, aside from what you need to control your minions. You hold onto your sword. There is no time to waste by meditating. What the hell WAS that though.No need to recall that. You calm your breathing, slow your heart rate. It is just magic. Maybe you screwed up and they are not even that good. Probably not. One can hope.>You are well barricaded in. This is the best you can do without searching for allies. You can still try to do that as one of my posts will never advance the countdown by more than one.>Read some books.>Prepare to cast certain rituals (you could reduce time required to ten minute notice)>It could still be something relatively mundane. Explore outside, try to feel where it's coming from.Countdown to???: 5. Whatever they are, I am just as scary.
>>37515005>>Prepare to cast certain rituals (you could reduce time required to ten minute notice)This and make sure our skull-fu is safe.
>>37515005>Prepare to cast certain rituals (you could reduce time required to ten minute notice)
>>37515005>Talk to bathory to try and calm our nerves
>>37515005>Prepare to cast certain rituals (you could reduce time required to ten minute notice)Check on Bathory.
>>37515005Gather allies. The elves, specifically. See if their elder can feel it.
>>37515005CHECK DEM BOOKS
>>37515060>>37515056>>37515045>>37515033Bathory plus Rituals. Whatever you do, you will check on Bathory first. You hold your forehead to the forehead of her skull>Tell her that you are afraid something is coming for you and you might not be able to keep your promise if you die.>Give her sight>Tell her you love her >Other
>>37515113>Give her sight>Tell her you love her
>>37515113>ey yo, bitch. You sense naythang comin?
>>37515113> Tell her you love her> Go gather the elves as allies. See if their elder can feel it as well.
>>37515113>>37515133>Give her sight>Tell her you love her
I'm just saying anons, but it would probably be a good idea to get a second opinion from another experienced magic user. (i.e., the elven sage.)
>>37515244It's to late for that because you fucknuts decided to bar us in remember?
>>37515164>>37515157>>37515133'Bathory. All I have ever done, well, you know. Did you know I loved you even when our tribes first met. I was just learning my first elements, just a boy. And when you spoke about your life, you spun such tales that my heart jumped. I love you, you know that.' 'I know. Wait, is something wrong?' 'Do you not sense it?' 'I never had any magic. I don't have it now either. Sensing things was what you did, remember.' 'I see. Well, I have made some breakthroughs, and I know this is not enough, but...' You give her sight. The eyes of the skull glow green, the colour of her eyes. 'Vlad! Thank you.''It does not begin to make up for...' 'No, it does not. But thank you.' >Visit elves>Prepare ritualsBy now you probably only have time to do one or the other.
>>37515275>Prepare ritualsWe must be prepared
>>37515275Visit the elves, fucker!!!
>>37515275>Prepare ritualsAlso what was Bathory's profession?
>>37515275To sage advice, the elves. Maybe we wont fuck up the Cha check.
>>37515275>Prepare ritualsMostly cause leaving the safety of our lair right now seems foolish.
>>37515334I will tell you that you almost certainly have the time to go there and back again. The countdown is very much relative. Just in case that influences or changes anyone's vote.
>>37515275Ritual in this bitch
>>37515334>>37515313>>37515307>>37515306>>37515299Okay, preparing the rituals seems to be in a fairly reasonable lead.Calling the elements will be very useful indeed if you find yourself in a siege, or some similar situation. You prepare the ritual for calling lightning. You prepare the ritual for calling storm. And just in case, if everything goes tits up, you prepare the ritual for earthquake, if you need to take the bastards down with you. Lathrien has become very quiet as well. He heard you scream earlier, and he sees you scurrying about, rushing all the defences you can think of. >Talk to Lathrien, tell him not to worry and to trust the walls and your magic>Talk to Lathrien, tell him to man up and grab a weapon>You still have not checked outside. You might have a chance to see what is coming before it gets too close.>Other
>>37515334Looks like rituals wins anyway.
>>37515487>Talk to Lathrien, tell him to man up and grab a weapon>You still have not checked outside. You might have a chance to see what is coming before it gets too close.
>>37515487Watch this shit be fucking nothing because we're too retarded to consider a second opinion.
>>37515487>Talk to Lathrien, tell him to man up and grab a weapon
>>37515487>Talk to Lathrien, tell him to man up and grab a weaponGet a skeleton to check outside.
>>37515487AlsoCOUNTDOWN TO???: 4 Can a mortal work magic like that? Well, yes.
>>37515487Just watch this thing be something stupidly benign, like a travelling magic circus or some shit.
>>37515487>>Talk to Lathrien, tell him to man up and grab a weaponLet the boy win his spurs.
>>37515520>>37515533>MFW it's a goddamn fairy fucking with us....
>>37515564If it's a fairy, we kill it and raise that fucker from the dead.
>>37515564I don't think DeadQM plays about like that. Its not his style at all.
>>37515541>>37515537>>37515524>>37515523'Lathrien! Man up! Fear is weakness I will not tolerate. If you cannot cast magic, grab a weapon and stand ready.' 'Yes, Vlad Tepish.'>Go outside, try to explore some before whatever happens>Do whatever other preparations you can think of in here
>>37515595>Do whatever other preparations you can think of in here
>>37515595>>37515595>>37515595>>37515595>>37515595WAIT, also roll Command at 1d20+1. DC 12
>>37515595>Go outside, try to explore some before whatever happens
Rolled 4 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37515595>>Do whatever other preparations you can think of in here
Rolled 15 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37515615
Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37515615>Go outside, try to explore some before whatever happensMight as well try and get a look at whatever it is
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37515615>1d20+Do prepare
>>37515699Praise the nine you're outside the first three.THANK FUCK.
>>37515699WHY DO YOU KEEP ROLLING MY GODAt least you don't count this time
>>37515730I just got here though.
>>37515730Actually that wasn't me I told you I'm done rolling.
>>37515668>>37515660>>37515647Success! Lathrien listens to you.Honestly, I cannot actually think of anything else you could do from inside, so.>Go outside, look around>write-in
>>37515747.....>>37515742THE CURSE CONTINUES
>>37515773>Go outside, look around
>>37515773>Go outside, look aroundWith extreme caution...
>>37515773>write-inStart trying to successfully make alchemist's fire this time?
>>37515804You leave the ruin. The barricades are easily re-arranged from the inside, but would be impassable once you closed them, aside from someone hacking through.You find higher ground, but stay out of sight and try to look in the direction you feel the foreboding coming from. The first thing is obvious. Pitch black clouds have gathered over an area of the forest to the west. Roll stealth DC 10 D20+2Roll Awareness, DC 14+2>>37515856You have actually managed to do it between threads. It is kinda implied what with you being able to do flaming skeleton suicide bombers.
Rolled 19, 10 = 29 (2d20)>>37515896
Rolled 16, 14 = 30 (2d20)>>37515896
>>37515912I think I love you
Rolled 17, 14 = 31 (2d20)>>37515912holy fucking shit>>37515918Rolling for myself since I keep dropping dice.
Rolled 6, 10 = 16 (2d20)>>37515896
Rolled 1, 15 = 16 (2d20)>>37515896
>>37515960I will skullfuck your first born.
>>37516019We are well away from the first 3 anon, better I get it now then in combat.
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d20)>>37516041Good idea
>>37516081stop. rolling. please.
>>37515912>>37515918>>37515951Stealth- 21 Great success. You meld with the trees, and hush the spirits of the plants that would give you away with a touch of magic. Awareness: 16 Fair success.The only reason you did not realize what you were seeing right away was that it was too large to comprehend as a single creature. It is ten, eleven times larger than your elk, and somehow you suspect it is merely a young one. A black serpent, ridged and mean looking is moving in swift, silent motions directly towards you. You realize it is the source of the foreboding, and how absolutely screwed you are.Then you hear something from behind you. 'RRWAAARGH!' a hundred voices shout. You turn to look, remaining hidden, and a massive force, more humanoids than you have ever seen in one place- at least sixty in number is charging from the opposite direction. Green skinned and muscular, you recognize the orcs from stories. But where they are supposed to be mindless brutes, these have large, black obsidian tipped spears, three are carrying a giant net and one, a leader by the looks of it a great oaken staff and is leading the charge, you understand in terror, also directly towards your location. >NOPE.jpeg. Hide out, hope this blows over. >Keep hidden, observe, strike either side when they are weakened>Join one of the sides. If it can cast magic of this magnitude, the dragon is intelligent. The orcs do not seem to be too stupid to accept help either. >Go back inside, summon lightning, try to kill everything>Have your undead join the fray in some capacity.>The orcs seem to know what they are doing. Wait for them to succeed, raise the inevitable dead, kill everything.>Run forever.
>>37516216>Go back inside, summon lightning, try to kill everything>Have your undead join the fray in some capacity.>The orcs seem to know what they are doing. Wait for them to succeed, raise the inevitable dead, kill everything.Have a couple of Undead suicide bombers. Maybe like 5
>>37516216>Join one of the sides. If it can cast magic of this magnitude, the dragon is intelligent. The orcs do not seem to be too stupid to accept help either.>Have your undead join the fray in some capacity.Join the dragon
>>37516216>The orcs seem to know what they are doing. Wait for them to succeed, raise the inevitable dead, kill everything.All shall die, and in death, become ours.
>>37516216How about we go back inside and read a nice book?
>>37516216>>Join one of the sides. If it can cast magic of this magnitude, the dragon is intelligent. The orcs do not seem to be too stupid to accept help either. >>Have your undead join the fray in some capacity.join the dragon, make suicide bombers
>>37516216>Join the dragon.Zap the orcs with lightning then send in the skeletons to finish the job.The dragon probably knows all sorts of cool shit.
>>37516216> Join one of the sides.The orcs might be our best bet.
Popular options as I read them:Join the Dragon and try to kill all the orcs with undead and lightning:1Join the orcs with all your might:2See who's winning, then choose sides:3
as an aside once we become immortal we should make being a librarian our shtick. the books are kept in some sort of unlife field to prevent rot or decay and can only be accessed by our undead librarian staff
Man I just got here and wtf is even going on, did the elf elder decide he wants us dead after all? He is an illusionist.
>>37516379>>37516363>>37516357Orcs are a dime a dozen. Everyone has heard of them, so they cannot be rare. They are also violent and enjoy needless bloodshed. Not worthy to be allies. You silently order your undead to move into position to be ready to join the fray. Then you sneak back inside and start working on the ritual to call lightning.Roll 1d20 for calling lightning. Cannot fail, but successes improve effect and casting speed. Roll 1d20+5 to command undead well. >5 burning skeletons y/n?
>>37516460Just got real lucky in the off-screen random even table.
Rolled 8, 6 = 14 (2d20)>>37516485
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>37516485Rollan for lightning
Rolled 1, 2 + 5 = 8 (2d20 + 5)>>37516505>>37516485dropped dice
Rolled 17, 18 = 35 (2d20)>>37516485
Rolled 15, 1 = 16 (2d20)>>37516485>Y
>>37516530>>37516530You've dooomed us all!!!!!!!!!!!
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37516485Rolling for command undead. Yes to burning skeletons.
>>37516485>NIf the orcs win, who do you think they'll ask about skeletons? Not many necromancers around to ask about, and even fewer necromantic lairs.
>>37516548Can't fail lightning anon.
>>37516548we can't critfail lightning so calm your tits.
Thats it I want to vote to end thread early we take this up later when the dice gods stop wanting to rape our anuses! Seriosuly this is like some kind of warp curse from the eye of terror!This is such a level of insane bullshit it does NOT make sense!
>>37516485>YJeez, last thread we were so lucky and now it looks like we're paying for it.
>>37516558>>37516540>>37516530Holy hell we're fucking cursed
>>37516583But anon are lightning going to be piss poor
Rolled 6, 15, 20, 10, 7, 11, 14, 2, 10, 19 = 114 (10d20)>>37516592Testing fuck tzeentch
>>37516512>>37516530>>37516531Guys, I don't even. Nat 1. Critical Failure. Next critical success in casting magic will have triple effect. Don't waste it on wand polishing or something.There is something a bit off about the lightning. It certainly works, but the bolts fall a little more randomly than you hoped. Many an orc is smitten by the bolts of electricity, but you hit the dragon by accident a couple of times too. It seems to shrug it off, mostly. Your control of undead is, as always superb. They wade in, perfect formation to the orcish random horde and deal fair casualties. The weapons of the orcs are ill suited to facing your undead, and their battle with the black dragon is taking most of their focus, so while you kill dozens, only a few of your minions fall. The orcish caster, seeing your involvement seems to panic for a brief second, but then screams out. What looks like an empty pit on the ground opens up and something is crawling out of it. The dragon seems to be playful about this whole thing, swatting closer orcs aside, bisecting them with razor claws, that kind of thing.The odds right now: 47 orcs, 34 minions (not counting your mount), one mildly singed dragon. >The odds are in your favour now. Join the fight personally. You need to be seen taking part in it to be clear about your allegiances.>Move on to the next prepared ritual. Hope it goes better (storm or earthquake)>Repeat the lightning attack. >Other
>>37516764>>Repeat the lightning attack.
>>37516764>Repeat the lightning attack.
>>37516764>Repeat the lightningTry and focus on the orc before he finishes his demon summoning?
>>37516764>The odds are in your favour now. Join the fight personally. You need to be seen taking part in it to be clear about your allegiances. Go go dragonzord!
>>37516764> Go with Lathrien and see if you can take out the orc caster, or send your minions after him.
>>37516814>>37516807>>37516793Roll 1d20+3. DC 12 to counteract the side-effects of the orc leader's chaotic magic. Higher rolls will make success more impressive and faster. Lower rolls will have similar results as last one.
>>37516764>Repeat the lightning attack.Try to blast the Orc Caster
>>37516834Sneaky preferably if we do it ourselves, but whatever works
>>37516764> The odds are in your favour now.Cut them down. As an aside, what do we do when this thing turns out to be evil, and kills us, too?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>37516856
Rolled 14 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37516856Dear god please burn these heretics.
Rolled 16 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37516856Hoping for a 'shocking' development.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>37516856
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37516856
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37516856
Rolled 9 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37516856>1d20+3Please god
>>37516933are you cute?
>>3751689819! Great success!Targeting the orcish caster, and whatever filth he hoped to call from below first, with a great crack you leave a singed corpse in a single bolt. Other bolts fall on other orcs, but your second casting took precious minutes. Your undead fight without pity, but when the orcs realize that unlike the dragon they are actively going for the kill every strike they re-focus their attention and the battle starts becoming more about atrocity than tactics.Current minion count: 20 Current Orc count: 25 Current dragon count: 1.> It is now or never. Ride out for glory. > Hide out, hope the dragon leaves once the orcs are dead> More rituals
>>37517018>It is now or never. Ride out for glory.To battle!
>>37517018> Now or neverFor undeath or glory
>>37517041>> It is now or never. Ride out for glory.
>>37517018>It is now or never. Ride out for glory.WAAAAAGGHH
>>37517018> It is now or never. Ride out for glory.
>>37517052>>37517041You mount your elk, you bare your sword and you ride out on the battlefield. +1 for the sword (because it's better than every other weapon)+2 for strength+1 for channeling drain life through the blade+1 for mounted vs infantryRoll 1d20+5 vs DC 17
>>37517018>> It is now or never. Ride out for glory.
Rolled 15 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517121For glory!
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517121
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517121
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>37517121
>>37517144Sheeeeeeiiiiiiit. we gonna lop off heads and cut limbs off
>>37517174Good thing all those other 1's were used up earlier
>>37517154>>37517144>>3751714123! Great Success!On the field of battle you become death incarnate. Perhaps it is because the orcs are tired, confused and afraid. Perhaps, your undead are ample distraction. Perhaps the sword is even finer than you expected.Whatever the case, each time you strike with your blade, it connects and slices through whatever it hits, and you strike fast and hard. The orcs, fall, break and flee. You are face to face with a dragon. Now that you are up close, you realize it is not in that good of a state. One of its eyes has been stabbed out, and multiple spears have pierced its skin.'Mortal, you would take my prey from me? What will you give me for such arrogance?'>'You can have this.' Raise your sword, then stab the fucker through the head.>'I shall give you nothing. They would have killed you if not for me. What will YOU give to ME?' >Bribe (with what?)
>>37517266"You can have this." THEN FUCKING STAB THAT NIGGER.
>>37517266>'I shall give you nothing. They would have killed you if not for me. What will YOU give to ME?'
>>37517266>'I shall give you nothing. They would have killed you if not for me. What will YOU give to ME?'Fucker owes us a boon
>>37517266>'You can have this.' Raise your sword, then stab the fucker through the head.I want a fucking zombie dragon.
>>37517266> Offer sword, stab in other eye.
>>37517303You know what his boon can be? Being bound to our fucking sword and being an undead minion.
>>37517266>'I shall give you nothing. They would have killed you if not for me. What will YOU give to
>>37517266>>'You can have this.' Raise your sword, then stab the fucker through the head.
>>37517320>>37517305>>37517295Roll stabbing, 1d20+5 DC 20.
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517355im ready to die
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517355
>>37517333Force secrets of magic from him as a minion
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517355FUCKIN COCKKK
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>37517355Hope
>>37517374In death, we rise
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517355Fuck
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>37517355
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517355
>>37517374WE'RE ABOUT TO KILL A FUCKING DRAGON GET HYPE NIGGERS
>>37517374You good sir saved our asses. Nice job! that clears a DC 20 unnaturally.
>>37517416A wounded half blinded runt of a dragon.BUT IT STILL COUNTS
>>37517434Why tg dice gods hate us so?
>>37517374>>37517378>>3751738123 Success!'Come closer, my gift is small, but valuable.' It actually does that. So of course, you stab it in the other eye and drain its lifeforce. It is a heady liquor indeed. It is still a dragon, they are called undying by many. You have tested this theory to a point so far, and evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Nonetheless, it does not go down quite yet.It breathes black acid, spraying the forest and eating trees in front of your very eyes. It thrashes around like possessed. It rages at you and shouts insults that are highly improbable, regardless of who it thinks your mother was.Roll 1d20+1 Dodge DC 12Roll 1d20+5 Attack DC 16
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37517501Roll 1d20+5 Attack DC 16
Rolled 14, 4 = 18 (2d20)>>37517501Here it comes
Rolled 18, 14 = 32 (2d20)>>37517501
Rolled 12, 1 = 13 (2d20)>>37517501
>>37517541Christ, thank you
>>37517541This nigga right here
>>37517541well at least we dodged.
>>37517501uhhh I don't suppose the single nine in >>37517533would edge out the 1 in >>37517549?
>>37517541AYYYYY BRUH YOU ARE THE FUCKING BEST
>>37517600It's best of three.
>>37517592We get +5 on the attack roll. It doesn't matter, really.
>>37517622so for 2d20 it would be the first 6 rolls right? That 1 was technically the 7th
>>37517649Yeah, noticed that after I posted.
>>37517674No, it's still the best set of the first three iirc.
>>37517541>>37517540>>37517533I... I just can't take that one, even though I probably should. The rules on multiple rolls are opaque enough that I can say:Dodge 19 Great Success:The attacks may be vicious, but they are blind and mindless. The arcs are wide and the sprays are so random that you hardly have to dodge out of the way. Aside from some mild singeing from random droplets you are not hit at all.From there it is simply the matter of waiting for an opening. It moves its head right in front of you, opens its jaws, ready to breathe acid once more, but you are faster. You stab it in the throat and do not stop channeling negative energy directly into its brain until it dies.>CONGRATULATIONS You kill dargon.>Bind its spirit to something>Keep its corpse around. You cannot raise it yet, even if you dismissed all of your other minions you would have to roll for control every time you ordered it to do anything. >Butcher it. These scales are hard, and you already have some ideas about the teeth. Then again, a toothless undead dragon would not be nearly as scary. >Deal with the orc caster first. You have to bind that spirit fast if you want to use it. Then again, if he is summoning demons, not even you might want to have anything to do with him.
>>37517744Can we raise the dead dragon after binding its spirit?
>>37517744Bind spirit to sword.Bind orc caster to own skull.
>>37517744>Deal with the orc caster first. You have to bind that spirit fast if you want to use it.based deadqm
>>37517744> Bind its soul to you sword. Commence gloating.
>>37517744>Bind its spirit to somethingI want it's knowledge.Bind the demon summoner too if possible
>>37517744>Deal with the orc caster first. You have to bind that spirit fast if you want to use it. Then again, if he is summoning demons, not even you might want to have anything to do with him.But start getting our minions to butcher the dragon. Skeleton dragon is easier to maintain than zombie dragon.
>>37517796If we bind it to something other than its own skull, yes.
Guys this was a really dumb dragon, do we really want it in our awesome sword?
>>37517796Nope, you can bind the spirit, or raise the creature, regardless of what creature it is. I will keep the voting open for a while, while I go smoke.
>>37517744>Deal with the orc caster first. You have to bind that spirit fast if you want to use it. Then again, if he is summoning demons, not even you might want to have anything to do with him.
>>37517744>Bind its spirit to somethingOur sword.Lets not deal with the goddamn caster spirit he's got bad juju written all over him.
I think we should bind both of them, we can use the soul later if we want right? And that still leaves dragon corpse mats and a shit load of orcs
>>37517853An alternative is to bind it to one of its teeth. Then rush over and handle Mcdemonpants. Other way around if the orc caster is deteriorating too quickly.
>>37517744>>Deal with the orc caster first. You have to bind that spirit fast if you want to use it. Then again, if he is summoning demons, not even you might want to have anything to do with him.
>>37517853Yes, because then no one else can say they possess a sword with a dragon's soul bound to it. Unless you want to make a sword from a tooth or claw or something.
>>37517917I'd be down for binding it to almost anything but our sword. It's an artifact way above our level, and I don't want to interfere with it or mess it up.
>>37517964Bind it to its skull and hang it on our mantle. Grab demon pants too.
>>37517964Have to agree with you there. Walking around with a dragon tooth on our belt would be pretty noice as well.
Bind the orc is fairly overwhelming yes.Binding the dragon to the sword is quite popular, but has some opposition.Bind the dragon to:1 Sword2 Its tooth3 Its skull (not very portable, though now that its dead it seems smaller than it did in battle)>Vote
>>37518043How good of a material would its teeth be? Could we make a sword from it later?
>>37518043>3 Its skull (not very portable, though now that its dead it seems smaller than it did in battle)Skullshield
>>37518043>2no ruin sword of epic
>>37518073Probably dagger, if anything, if I had to guess.
>>37518073It is strong and sharp bone, but it is still bone. It could make a solid shortsword, but nothing as impressive as the sword you have now, not even with the binding.
>>37518122>>37518043Alright, opting to make a sword out of the fang for the apprentice.> 2
>>37518122We should fashion one of the other teeth into a shortsword for our apprentice. Or better yet, have him do it.
>>37518151I back this
>>37518151>>37518184Except not the one we bind the soul to, if we do that. No dragons sewing seeds of discord, please.
>>37518137>>37518111>>37518093>>37518086>>37518064While the idea of binding the dragons spirit to your already awesome sword is enticing, you do not know how it might mess with the magics in its enchantment. Instead, you break out one of its teeth (it takes work), and bind the spirit to that instead. You think you could fit it with a passable handle and then you would have a:Shortsword of Acid. Aside from dealing extra damage to armour, you could force the spirit within to use magic to cast Acid Spray 3x/Day. You move on to the orcish caster. You do a quick binding, and bind him to his skull. The soul actually feels dirty. You have a Skull of Summoning. Do you really want to find out what it does?>Roll DC 14 D20+1 stamina check for overcasting. You have been using way more magic than you are supposed to and it is catching up to you.
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37518253SATAN GUIDE MY COCK
>>37518253No no NO!I'd only EVER use that fucking demon summoning skull to figure out the creatures in hell to better fight them or something.We're a necromancer not a devil worshiper we have STANDARDS (I hope)
>>37518253If the soul is safely bound and won't get away let's wait to discover its magic. I definitely don't want to deal with demons while in overcasting mode.
>>37518253Fucking no. Get the apprentice to come tear out another fang, and then make some for the elves and gnolls.
>>37518300I certainly do. I didn't even want to fucking bind it it's too dangerous.
>>37518300Depends on the devils in this setting. If we can eke out an advantageous deal with one I'm all for it.
>>37518253And I am going to call it there for tonight. You sure got primary shit done. Giving Bathory sight is also certainly a move in the right direction for a secondary goal. You gain 3 exp. http://pastebin.com/vBRyBWfK for rules for leveling up.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=feral+necromancer Bigger numbers inflate my ego and stroke my narcissism. Vote if you want. >>37518321>>37518300I should clarify, that last binding took you over the limit, not using the skull of summoning. Ya gotta roll anyways, I wouldn't end the quest with something like that.
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>37518353ok, rollingFor exp I vote we up necromancy and Intelligence. Necromancy has a cost of 1 since we read those books, right?
>>37518408OH NO WHAT HAVE I DONE
>>37518408No anon, that's for skills like stealth and construction.>>37518353Level alchemy and crafting??
>>37518408Necromancy books will generally only give you story related spells. You still got to upgrade your necromancy in the usual way. Something like Alchemy or other skills costs 1. Also with that roll I guess I'm gonna have to do a fucking dream sequence at the start of next session.
>>37518408> We pass out, so do our zombles> Demons pour out of the skull's eyes> Inhabit dragon's body, dracolichdemon in progressEverything dies
>>37518478Twitter @DeadQM, next session most likely Saturday at around 10PM GMT, unless I feel like I totally want to do more quest tomorrow.
>>37518408And congrats you probably just fucking killed us or crippled us at the least.This shits why you don't fuck with demonic powers that be.
>>37518541but we voted not to fuck around with the skull yet tho?
>>37518539Some leveling options, as no strong preference is obvious:1 Necromancy 4, Alchemy 22 Necromancy 4, Bank 1 3 Intelligence 2, Alchemy 24 Other Stat 2, Alchemy 2
>>37518569Still bound it. still probably gonna kill us as we passout without dealing with it properly.Because nat 1s just make bad things happen.
>>37518569Doesn't matter. Overextended magic use, but it has nothing to do with the demons. Probably just gonna have to rest for a while. Hopefully Latharian won't do too much shit,
>>37518595I suppose I should also add5 Shamanism 3 as a fairly good option
>>37519712Don't spend, save for later