"A thirty-ship fleet heading towards Tianna." Phoenix explains, with a grave expression. Great. The Silver Prince. The Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water, ruler of the Skullstone Archipelago. Even without considering the supernatural aspect of him being a powerful and estabilished Deathlord, Skullstone alone is one of the most powerful nations in the West."I should have expected that." Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine grumbles. "He knows I'm here, and he's trying to beat me to the Titan. We should hurry up and-""Actually, mistress." The Day caste interrupts her, "I believe he's coming for you. His flagship is flying the War Flag of Oblivion. He's on a mission from the Neverborn."No doubts about the Deathlords' mission to kill Creation there. No rebellious attitude against the ghosts of the Primordials driving the forces of death and entropy. No opposition to the Voices that trouble the Tyrant so."Ah, yes. Ever the loyal lapdog. I never thought he'd move so soon." She turns to you. "My dear Maka, if you have the ability to call on miracles from the Unconquered Sun Himself, this would be about the time."Didn't you already do that? Like just now? Isn't that the reason why you're peacefully speaking with a Deathlord? Hoping you can pull that off again is a bit too optimistic."...how long?" You dare ask Phoenix."Five days."Your heart sinks. (Cont.)
"Rally the troops." Tyrant takes the lead. "March the companies back in the Dark Omen. Call the Doctor and tell him I want the ship in the air in six hours.""...hold on, where are you going?!" You ask her, shaking out of your stupor."Somewhere I can fortify properly, in the plains of the western side of the island. Here we'd just get in Tianna City's crossfire."So close to Pearl?...If the entire island will be attacked, Pearl's construction site will be absolutely defenseless. It's only protected by a partial wood palisade. But the Prince's aim is probably as much the Titan as it is Tyrant... Or not? How much is he motivated by his "holy" mission, and how much by the desire to obtain the Titan? >try to persuade Tyrant to fortify someplace else (where?)>leave for Tianna immediately>leave for Pearl immediately>stay with Tyrant for now>(other?)Combined with:>send Tia to deliver the news at maximum speed>send Tia to deliver the news at maximum speed and carry your servants somewhere safe (Tianna/Pearl)>keep Tia with you>(other?)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38417619AWSHITNIGGAH
>>38417636>>leave for Tianna immediately>>send Tia to deliver the news at maximum speed and carry your servants somewhere safe (Tianna)WAR COUNCILAlso we need to set up a line of comms from Tianna to Tyrant. At this point we're in this together.
>>38417636can we have that map of the island again?kind of hard to vote without it...
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38417675
>>38417691Yeah, I want her to move but don't know where and can't say without the map.Also EF probably should tweet that the thread is live...
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38417636>"Five days."Well on the bright side it's not happening RIGHT now.If I remember right the only things of note on the western side are Silk's Wyld and Pearl, but those are almost directly on the coast, we could ask her to set up there but it's not the best place to defend from a naval attack.
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. She was in the western city of Tianna as a guest of queen Amata, an old friend. Abyssals are targeting the city for conquest, Lintha pirates have infiltrated it with spies and agents, and the Realm is probably planning to get rid of you. But things are also looking up. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, have a powerful Manse under construction, and are unifying Tianna in a great nation under your overwhelming charisma.You just discovered the reason everyone seems to be so interested in Tianna: an enormous magical fortress lies buried underground, a relic of the First Age with enough firepower to destroy anything...>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/ExaltedfagAlso lel mistyped my name in the first two posts. Sorry, I'm back on a tablet for the foreseeable future so I have to wrestle with a touchscreen interface every single post.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38417806Have you not updated the character sheet EF?I thought we had already bought Soc 5 and Mentor 5?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38417636>>try to persuade Tyrant to fortify someplace else (where?)North-north east, where Freeport can potentially help without being in the line of fire.>send Tia to deliver the news at maximum speed and carry your servants somewhere safeTianna>>38417799Why the flying fuck would we want to send her to Pearl, which is very vulnerable right now? She's already said she's going to be heading that way, we want her to go somewhere else so Pearl won't be in the crossfire. Don't be stupid anon.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Map of Tianna for reference
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38417806>Also lel mistyped my name in the first two posts.Make that first three posts.pic related is the most recent map I could find in the archives>>38417799>we could ask her to set up there but it's not the best place to defend from a naval attack.That's also the worst possible place for her to set up apart from Tianna... We DON'T want her going to the west so Pearl is safe from the Prince and the fighting.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38417636>>try to persuade Tyrant to fortify someplace else Is the pirate fortress our folks recently crushed a viable option? I don't see why it wouldn't be, but I'm not sure.It's not too far, and it was difficult to conquer. Seems ideal to me.>send Tia to deliver the news at maximum speed and carry your servants somewhere safe (Tianna)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38417856>Is the pirate fortress our folks recently crushed a viable option? I don't see why it wouldn't be, but I'm not sure.That's a good idea, we should at least discuss it in character.>>38417799Worst idea ever anon, don't send her west for fucks sake.
Also, You have a lot of XP that you set aside for Social 5, but last thread that option got quite a bit of flak so I put it off for a moment.You should decide what your XP should be spent on, and, if it is Social 5, what to invest the 5 points of Backgrounds it gives you.Also, a lot of art has been cashed in for a Zenith charm that would let Maka store several of her outfits (as long as they're not armor, or anythin that requires attunement) Elsewhere and swap them around for free. This charm would effectively cost you 2 xp, the other 6 xp coming from cashed-in art, and let you have an Elsewhere Wardrobe of Social x 5 outfits.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38417847>>38417852Tianna's in a pretty good place to defend itself from a naval attack huh.I worry about sending her north where the barbarians are, if they don't know she's on our side now they might attack her forces, if we do that we should have Tia go on ahead and tell them while we head back to Tianna instead
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38417926>I worry about sending her north where the barbarians are, if they don't know she's on our side now they might attack her forces, if we do that we should have Tia go on ahead and tell them while we head back to Tianna insteadGee anon, if only we had someone we knew who could send messages really fast and conveniently...Get Amata to send a few messages with Tia's permission to them in preparation and they'll be fine with it.
Could we try to beseech the Sea Gods to help us against the Deathlord or is that not viable?
>>38417922I prefer to keep teh XP cost for later, regarding the Social and background stuff. But I have no problems in getting that cashed in charm, it's cheap.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38417958We could ask the local sea elementals and gods around where we think things will happen and try to stage things, I'd say its viable to discuss it and propose the idea at least.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38417922>Also, a lot of art has been cashed in for a Zenith charm that would let Maka store several of her outfits (as long as they're not armor, or anythin that requires attunement) Elsewhere and swap them around for free. This charm would effectively cost you 2 xp, the other 6 xp coming from cashed-in art, and let you have an Elsewhere Wardrobe of Social x 5 outfits.If the charsheet is updated to reflect things currently then I don't see why not, we would have enough left over to get Soc 5 if we still want to.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38417922I don't mind spending two XP for that charm,but I'm still in favor of Soc and Mentor 5
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38417958Flow and the Water Court we've met are the ones that control the waters around Tianna I think, we've asked them to help in incase of attacks before so we should go ahead and talk to them about it.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38417983I really think the pirate stronghold would be the better option. And the sea god near to it was friendly with us.>>38417922I'm not against Social 5, but I'm against Mentor (Unconquered Sun).It would attract all the very powerful beings that want to make Sun-senpai look weak.But all in all, Social 5 isn't what we need right now.I'm in favor of the outfit charm
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38418067>I really think the pirate stronghold would be the better option. And the sea god near to it was friendly with us.Indeed we should float the idea of the pirate stronghold, and any other viable sites for the Tyrant to fight the Prince
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38417636>>try to persuade Tyrant to fortify someplace else (where?)Have her set up shop North, maybe even on one of the islands, if Prince does go after the Titan too he'll have to split his forces in two for it.>>send Tia to deliver the news at maximum speedBut Tia should head off and tell Amata and the others about what's going down, about Tyrant being on our side and Prince attacking.
>>38418067>I really think the pirate stronghold would be the better option. And the sea god near to it was friendly with us.Which one the lintha one or Freeport?If you mean Freeport then Flow and the other have said they would help us out before. The only other sea god we've talk to was Ocean Father and he's pretty big time, we should go to his shrine in Tianna and ask if he could slow down or harry Prince's fleet to give us a bit more time.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38418327I'm pretty sure he meant the Lintha one, the one we conquered
>>38418327The Lintha one, I think. The one our forces busted recently.I'm not sure what's our deal with Freeport
>>38418363I don't think that was particularly tough, I mean most of that came from the actual Lintha and once Tia showed up they blasted through it pretty fast.
"...Tia. Can you grab Regis and Millian and bring them to Tianna? Like, now?" You ask her. "And warn everyone.""Horse and cart included?" She asks back. Good ol' Tia, confused by all the speaking up to now, seems to enjoy the idea of some genuine violence coming your way.Sometimes you envy her so much.As she darts out of the throne room, you turn back to Tyrant. "Our forces recently conquered a Lintha fortress. I was thinking that you could set up your forces there."She gives you a long, cold, hard stare. "Are you kicking me out of Tianna?"You look up to her. You're not sure how to respond to that right away. "I get it now." She continues. "The Prince is after me, so now I'm unwelcome. You're all for denying me the weapon I need to defeat the Voices, but you don't really care what happens to me as long as it's far from your precious little island. A lot of talk about freeing myself, about how I was still born with a human heart, and how I can return to the Light. And that you're going to be with me. But now that I'm a nuisance... you just want me gone. I understand.">That's not it! It's just a more defensible position!>I'll still be with you. I'll give you all my support.>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.>This and that have nothing to do with each other. This is an issue between Deathlords. We living have nothing to do with it,>Honestly, yes. Why should you be allowed on Tianna? You're still a Deathlord.>I just don't want Tianna to become a battlefield. Can you blame me?>Trust me on this. This too is the will of the Sun.>...how about Freeport then?>(Other?)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38418484>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.>Trust me on this. This too is the will of the Sun.Activate TTTH when saying its the will of the Sun.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38418484>That's not it! It's just a more defensible position!>I'll still be with you. I'll give you all my support.>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.>If you can fortify somewhere defensible where there won't be innocents caught in the crossfire then I will do everything I can to help you against the Prince.>Trust me on this, I don't want you gone, I want to help bring you back to the light, and not doom two cities in the process. The first step in helping you come back to the light, to freeing yourself, is to look and see the potential consequences of your battles, if we fight the Prince away from Tianna and Pearl, we can bring more force to bear without innocents dying.
>>38418484>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.>Besides, it's more defensible than this island.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38418484>I'll still be with you. I'll give you all my support.>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.>Trust me on this. This too is the will of the Sun.>>38418537yeah I'll second TTTH
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38418484>>I'll still be with you. I'll give you all my support.>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.I'd rather not use the will of the sun line at all, it's too obviously manipulative, especially since it's not true and we're using it just to get her to move. Not something I think would work or that I want to do.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38418567>especially since it's not true and we're using it just to get her to moveHow is not wanting to put two cities of innocent people in the crossfire in a massive battle not the will of the UCS? You're delusional if you think he would rather Tianna and Pearl be put to the torch for their fight.
>>38418578You need to consider the argumetns form the Tyrant's point of view, not ours or Maka's.>>38418484>>I'll still be with you. I'll give you all my support.>>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.
>>38418557>>38418537Wasn't Zeniths making up "the Sun told me to do this" excuses to manipulate people one of the reasons the UCS got pissed and abandoned the Solars in the First Age?>>38418578How do you know that that is the will of the Sun?If only we could ask him directly. Like if he was our mentor or something...
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38418610>How do you know that that is the will of the Sun?I'm pretty sure he doesn't want deathlords to slaughter innocent mortals...
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38418578Except we don't know for sure and calling down Sol's name for shit is one of the things that pissed him off about the First Age.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38418625So then don't use him name, don't even make it about him, talk about how can she return to the light if she gives in to the voices and lets all those people and those cities die as collateral in her battle, or any other of many excuses with valid reasoning we can think off.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38418484Don't mind me, just rolling some dice
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38418666BOOM, 10. Hope it counts.Here's another die.
>>38418484>I just don't want Tianna to become a battlefield. Can you blame me?>The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now.>I'll still be with you. I'll give you all my support.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38418484>that's not it, it's just a more defensible position!>I will be with you all the way and offer all the support I can>My cities can't handle an attack right now, but this fortress could, if we work together>Come on, Tyrant, we need to trust each others
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38418702Note: this is about putting emphasis on how we're in this shit together and how we'll get out together.I wonder if asking her tactician of the best course of action would be a good idea
You breathe in heavily, tryng to stay calm."The problem is that Tianna, and especially Pearl, can't survive such an attack right now." You explain. "We need to keep the fight someplace else. The island is full of civilians, potential collateral casualties. And you should know better than me... With every death on the battlefield, a Deathlord's army grows stronger."Social + Zenith = 8 6 3 6 10 4 1 4 10 = 5 successes"...that's a reasonable objection, but you're wrong if you think me being off Tianna means the Prince will not attack it. At minimum, he will send a small detachment to at least scour the countryside to harvest materials, corpses and souls to reinforce his main force while it lays siege to this fortress you speak of.""...Because that's what you would do in his place?" You ask, a knot forming in your stomach.She nods. "Remember, he's had spies in Tianna for a while." Phoenix reminds you. "He knows that Pearl is just a defenseless construction site. Even if he puts off the conquest of Tianna City and the Titan until after he has defeated us - and that's a best-case scenario for you - he has no reason to not go after the smaller prize of Pearl along the way."Your mind races.You could evacuate Pearl - get everyone back in Tianna, let them raze an empty construction site and minimize the damage. Or...>you focus on getting to the Black Atoll and fortifying it.>you get to Freeport, occupy and fortify it.>you get to Pearl instead.>other?Combined with>I'll return to Tianna>I'll head for Pearl>I'll stay with you for now>other?(You can ask for some of the Abyssals and/or Reken to stay/come with you, and/or for some transportation, or any other plan that comes to mind.)
>>38418945Well I got no idea.
>>38418961Move Tyrant to Pearl?
>>38418977Well either way its been made pretty clear that Pearl is fucked so how the fuck are we meant to stop that?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38418945>you get to Pearl instead.>I'll stay with you for nowShit, well at least we hadn't really started building anything there yet, not really at least.I guess let's evacuate it so no one has to dies there and if Pearl is fucked we'll have to deal with that after we're done with Prince.
>>38418987Ok how long would it take to get the Titan into play?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38418987Let it and fix it after we're done I guess, we haven't really started building the manse proper yet since we were waiting for supplies from after the Lintha attack anyway.Or we could have Tyrant head there instead fortify it.
>>38419000>Shit, well at least we hadn't really started building anything there yet, not really at least.It's had months of progress with Val working there, I'd say we HAD really started building anything there yet...
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38418945>you get to Freeport, occupy and fortify it.>I'll return to TiannaI say will should ask our familiar to temporarily expand her domain on the northern side of the lake near Pearl. While we focus our defenses on the coast side. I think Pearl could fend off a small regiment with our city god/AI helping.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38418945>I'll stay with you for nowI say we evacuate Pearl, keep enough forces near Tianna to resist the Prince, and fortify another place. The question is : what are the advantages of Freeport and the Black Atol?Alternatively, we could use the stuff we get with Social 5 to fortify Pearl (or to rebuild it afterward)
>>38419013>Or we could have Tyrant head there instead fortify it.As retarded an idea as that sounds, it sounds the best currently, and that makes my brain hurt.>>38418945>other?>You get to north of Pearl instead, where we can limit the damage to Pearl, and have Silk and Freeport help out.>I'll return to Tianna then I'll head for PearlWe need to gather our circle and forces and make plans with wise counsel instead of just spitballing ideas randomly.Can Reken communicate with the Tyrant long distance? We need a way of staying in touch and coordinating things together, and some fast transportation would be very handy.
>>38418987We have a Twilight, a lot of Exalted, and are pretty desperate. We could rush the construction of the manse?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38419030forgot to roll>>38419031that doesn't sound like a good idea, especially when the manse was planned to be so big and complicated and essentially be the city itself
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419026>Alternatively, we could use the stuff we get with Social 5 to fortify Pearl (or to rebuild it afterward)I say we use them to help fortify it or at least keep it safe enough, though I don't know anything about the system outside of whats been shown in this quest so I have no idea how that would work.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419031It's not just about time, we also didn't have the materials for it.>you get to Pearl instead.>I'll head for PearlI hate it, but if we want to save Pearl I think we need Tyrant there defending it. Let's head on with her so we can tell everyone thee it's safe
>>38419005You're not sure, but if you focus your efforts, in 5 days, there is a possibility to get it working somehow.>>38419026Freeport is already inhabited. This is both a pro and a con because these people could panic because Deathlord, but they could also help. It's also much closer.Black Atoll is more defensible once the battle damage is repaired, but it's quite distant.>>38419030Reken can probably help. She's a comparatively powerful ghost, so she can probably act as a liaison.>>38419031You'd need to ask Valeriana. The idea of finishing a five-dot manse in five days is insane, but... Hey, this is Exalted. Who knows. Insane doesn't mean impossible, don't dismiss things out of hand.>>38419050The backgrounds wouldn't help there.>>38419059After raiding the Lintha, you do have the cash and supplies. The question now is, can you turn that money in useful things fast enough?
Rolled 4 (1d10)Feelings about Pearl aside: would it be a better place to survive the Prince's assault than the Lintha fortress or Freeport ?We need to think tacticaly, here. Pearl is a great project, but still only a project. I think the pirate fortress would make more sense, provided we can still protect Tianna
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419104>You'd need to ask Valeriana. The idea of finishing a five-dot manse in five days is insane, but... Hey, this is Exalted. Who knows. Insane doesn't mean impossible, don't dismiss things out of hand.We also have a Deathlord and a Nega-TwilightLet's talk to them about it
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38419109If we're at the pirate fortress, that just draws forces away from the fight to protect Tianna and Pearl, because he's going to be attacking Pearl anyway, thus weakening usthis choice is all kinds of shitty and not my idea of fun in this quest
>>38419109We also promised Tyrant we'd be next to her, which means abandoning Pearl at the same time because we can't be in both places at once when the shit hits the fan. Unless we keep her in Pearl or close enough (probably Freeport counts?)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419122>this choice is all kinds of shitty and not my idea of fun in this questReally?I'm having tons of fun.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38419127If we get her to go just north of Pearl and Silk's Wyld territory, we can have Freeport help out and still defend Pearl effectively while being by the Tyrants side.
>>38419109Tianna and Freeport, I meanHeck, I bet we could fortify Freeport if we moved Pearl's construction crew there
>>38419122Sorry if I throw some actual challenges and hard decisions at you and not just ask you to pick between daisies and fluffy bunnies.
>>38419109>We need to think tacticaly, here.The Tyrant is probably only thinking tactically, we should ask her.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419104If Tyrant fortifies Pearl will that mess with the manse in anyway that we can't fix later?
>>38419129I'm not, this quest used to be about Maka and her adventures with Tia and friends, and it was awesome, now its just another 4x civ game styled after Exalted, where we don't get to have fun anymore and its just nothing but constant choices between absolute extremes for no reason.>>38419149You did that when we marched into the Wyld, you did that when we dealt with the Immaculates, you did that when we marched against the Lintha, there are several orders of magnitude between those situations and this.
>>38418945>Social + Zenith = 8 6 3 6 10 4 1 4 10 = 5 successesIs there a reason to not have the roll in the begining of the post? It looked cleaner to me, instead of having the roll right in the middle of the scene.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38418945>>you get to Pearl instead.>I'll stay with you for nowA sort of selfish reason, but I really want Tyrant to stay on the island, if she moves I don't think a lot of our allies will be willing to go help her in Black Atoll, if we're all on the same island we can help each other out.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38419162Oh go cry a river. The rest of us are enjoying this.
>>38419127Yes, we would be abandoning Pearl>>38419122That also means there will be less fighting at Tianna and Freeport, due to the Prince's main forces being elsewhereImportant question: Didn't our cult have something that warded off undead ? I remember some talks about it ?
>>38419184That 'rest of us' seems to be rapidly dwindling as of recent times and with the shift in the quests focus and gameplay thats not surprising.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38419187>Important question: Didn't our cult have something that warded off undead ? I remember some talks about it ?We told them to, no idea if it worked at all though, we left right afterwards.
>>38419149Fuck all fluff bunny fags. It's daisies ftw.
>>38419187>Important question: Didn't our cult have something that warded off undead ? I remember some talks about it ?probably, fuck its been months since we have done anything with our cult so who the fuck knows what's going on with them, we haven't seen Pyre in fucking years
>>38419149>daisies and fluffy bunniesIf we can still pick them, make them Dryads and Bunnyboys and I will take whatever challenge you feel like throwing at us.
>>38419193It's "dwindling" because of EF's inconsistent running schedule. That kills playerbases far more surely than whatever you're having a hissy fit over.
>>38418945>let's fortify the Lintha fortressIt's far enough that even the Prince's forces will have trouble doing serious damages to both it and Tianna in an effective manner. It'll give Tianna, Freeport and Pearl more time to prepare and less foes to fight
>>38419116That's an option.>>38419140That is also an option.>>38419157Unlikely.>>38419163Sorry, I just wanted to make it clear what statement was the "Social attack" in the post, no other reason. I can default back to putting the roll at the top of the post if you prefer.>>38419183That's a reasonable assumption, actually.>>38419187Pyre Spark apparently knows enough Thaumaturgy to make seal against undead. They could be very useful, but... Just don't expect them to keep the entire force at bay.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38419212Dice
>>38419193It's the ending of a huge arc that has existed sincethe start of the quest. It's only expected it will get more and more dramatic and extreme.
>>38419217Exactly how effective is BTD? I know that it only kills extras in the current scene. But what happens if we use it when leading an army against an undead army? The entire enemy army is in the scene.
>>38419209When was the last time we spent time with a follower, or a ally, or Tia or Amata or our family? When was the last time we partied and had fun? When was the last time we punched something in the face really hard? When was the last time we saw our followers and pets? When was the last time we took care of them?All of those things are why I loved this quest when I stumbled into it early on, and its been so long since we've done any of those things that this just doesn't feel like the quest I signed up for and played for 60 threads.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38419217>That's a reasonable assumption, actually.So if we head to Black Atoll chances are at best we'll have, Us, Tia, and maybe Karas if we can convince him, taking away Tianna's absolute biggest hitters from there fight.
>>38419228Getting more dramatic and extreme does not mean it has to shift its focus and lose what made it great, hell it did that perfectly fine months ago, so what changed now and why?
>>38419231The entire enemy army dies.Apart for leaders, commanders, non-extras.If there are reserves or units that are out of sight or uninvolved in the fight, they will survive....at least that's what you FEEL is supposed to happen. You never tried it on something this large scale.
>>38419217I figured. This is mostly a style choice, you can put it where you think is better.
>>38419241All the more reason to keep the fight somewhere nearby yet distanced enough from the most vulnerable places.If we can bring to bear the most amount of force in a defensible position that is close enough for those forces to get to, and to motivate them, while keeping as many innocents and as much of Tianna and Pearl safe as possible, then thats the best we can hope for without suddenly getting the titan up and running again, which would destroy the island and everyone on it unless by some miracle they could continue to exist on top of it peacefully...
>>38419251That sounds fun, let's try it sometime.
>>38419263Just remember that it kills ALL UNDEAD EXTRAS in the scene. So that would effect the Tryant's army as well.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38419251Can we be specific about who we target with it?It would suck to take out Tyrants army on top of Prince's or at least it would mean she wouldn't be able to give us any dead back-up.
>>38419268yeah...its essentially a grenade for undead, completely indiscriminate.
Let's make this a formal vote to speed up things.>Tyrant should settle down in Pearl or nearby.>Tyrant should settle down in Freeport.>Tyrant should head to the Black Atoll.
>>38419277>Tyrant should settle down in Freeport.
>>38419274...you really can't, but you can work around that. Have Tyrant's forces take cover when you use it, things like that.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419277>>Tyrant should settle down in Pearl or nearby.Let's head with her and bring up the possibility of rushing Pearl in five days.
>>38419277>Tyrant should settle down between Pearl and Freeport.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419288forgot mah dice, also need to sleep so I'll catch up on this in the morning, kind of annoying its taken 3 hours for this one vote
>>38419277>>Tyrant should settle down in Pearl or nearby.It's the only way to really keep Pearl safe, putting her nearby it will still leave it open to attack if we can't get to it in time.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Dice
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419277>Tyrant should settle down in Pearl or nearby.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419277>Tyrant should head to the Black AtollRemember: this will move the main fight away from Pearl, Tianna and Freeport.Plus, there is certainly things in that unholy fortress that the Tyrant can use
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38419277Changing my vote here >>38419366 to >Tyrant should settle in Freeport
"...you know what, you've convinced me." You admit.That's not something you've said often. "There is a lot of space near Pearl, even without counting the city proper.""...which you're building to become a Solar-aspected Manse." Phoenix informs you that they know, with a smirk. "You probably can imagine that, but... It's extremely uncomfortable for us.""Good." You reply. ""That means it will be uncomfortable for them too."Deathlord and Abyssal exchange glances....It's sound logic."It will take a while for us to move, but I imagine you must be in a hurry. I can provide transportation for you." Tyrant offers. "We have a few ornithopters. Though they require an Abyssal-aspected Exalted pilot."You look at her, now that things have calmed down.You see... Something different from the hard, cold, stone-faced monster that was facing you te moment you first walked into this room.Was it your Charms? Your Anima? Did you just change her? Or was that odd, unexpected spark of life inside her already, and you simply did not notice it earlier? Or perhaps, some subtle enchanting she's woven on you?The glow of her eyes seems less hateful, the arc of her brow less hostile, but there's... more.She's a Deathlord. Why does she feel so... Like this? To you?Those eyes..."...Maka?" She asks, shaking you out of your train of thought.>I'll go to Tianna.>I'll go to Pearl.>...later. First, Phoenix, please leave us alone for a while...>don't you want me to stay?>lean closer, look into her eyes.>(other?)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419473>I'll go to Tianna first and send message to Pearl so they will expect you, then I'll gather my forces and head to Pearl
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38419473>lean closer, look into her eyes.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38419473>>38419489this and >...later. First, Phoenix, please leave us alone for a while...
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419473>I'll go to Tianna.>lean closer, look into her eyes.Ask her for a representative to follow us to Tianna for the war council.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38419473>I'll go to Pearl.>She's a Deathlord. Why does she feel so... Like this? To you?Hey hey heyStop that, no using charms on Maka
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38419473>She's a Deathlord. Why does she feel so... Like this? To you?Is she mind magicking us?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419521>Ask her for a representative to follow us to Tianna for the war council.We should also ask for Reken to stay with us as a liason between us
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38419543If we head back to Tianna we would need to take an Abyssal anyway if we head back by ornithopters, which I assume is a flying thing if the name means anything.
>>38419236That seems to be your personal problem, then.Everyone's decisions as a group have led to this series of events; if we had decided differently we could have had a focus as a wandering her - but we, as a group, chose not to. If you disagree with that, it's your problem, not ours or EF's.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38419567Anon pls, the arguing had stopped
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38419473>>I'll go to Pearl.I don't think things will go smoothly or peacefully unless we're there to smooth things over.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419473>>lean closer, look into her eyes.
>>38419473>... later. Phoenix, please leave us>lean closer, look into her eyes>Do you want me to stay, Tyrant?>Despite the circumstences, we still have an alliance to ~celebrate ~
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38419541Maybe. Either that or First Age past life shenanigans.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419605DiceAlso, am I wrong or Tyrant looks like a gothic palette swap of Maka ?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38419626I think a few people have mentioned the similarities between them
>>38419525>>38419609>>38419541Or she could simply be that hot when she isn't trying to destroy everything we hold dear
>>38419473>lean closer, look into her eyes>Do you want me to stay, Tyrant?And then Maka boned her undead past self.
You make an offhand motion to Phoenix.He exchanges glances with Tyrant, then seems to get the hint. He lowers his eyes, and walks out of the rusty throne room.The heavy clanking metal noise of the door slamming closed echoes in the vast corridors of the airship.You lean closer to Tyrant, staring straight into her large, red, glowing eyes.It's not easy. She's about twice as tall as you, so you have to stand on your tiptoes just to get closer - not something you're used to do."...are you trying to charm me, Tyrant?" You whisper."What if I am?" She replies. You caught her in a moment of weakness before, or rather, you created one, that much is obvious. But those eyes full of confidence, that calm yet slightly proud smirk on her leeps, the relaxed posture.Since you've Exalted, you've met plenty of people who were scared of you. Nervous of being in the presence of a being who could effortlessly maim or kill them, and maybe just as effortlessly charm them or brainwash or subvert them or manipulate them.Now you're beginning to know how they must feel. The Deathlord has regained her composure. She is just radiating power and self-confidence.And you WANT her.>deny her.>give in.>to it, but try and stay in control.>counter-seduce her.>leave before you do something you might regret.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38419703>counter-seduce her.uhh should we use a charm?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419703>counter-seduce her.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419703>counter-seduce her.HSDD
>>38419703> deny her.Be strong Maka, you'll do it on your own terms when you choose to.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419725Yes, all of them pop MRP and ECSJ>>38419733HSDD is always on and works after the attack
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38419745muh dice
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38419703>counter-seduce her.Bitch, it's on!
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38419703>counter-seduce herGo get her, tigerThough, is there a possibility this will bite us in the ass?Dang, we should have kept Tia around a bit longer
Rolled 3 (1d10)Ugh, this dice.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38419780>Though, is there a possibility this will bite us in the ass?Nah it'll be fine.
>>38419780>bite in the assBut anon, that's the idea.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419762>Yes, all of them pop MRP and ECSJAnd Talking to the Heart, I don't know if it'll help, but it won't hurt
>>38419725Do we still have essence? I thought we burned all in our INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38419808Shit I'm not actually sure
Rolled 6 (1d10)EF do we have essence to spend?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38419703>to it, but try and stay in control.
>>38419703>tease her, go to do it but then whisper that charms aren't very flattering.
I missed this kind of scene, and I didn't know it.EF, when are you going to win the lottery and run the quest instead of working?
>>38419869Oh, the irony. Or is it hipocrisy?
You both stand so close, feeling your warmth bleeding into her cold, hard metallic body... And then she leans even a bit closer.That's no good... You feel weak. Your knees tremble and are about to give in. She's so close... Her lips are-You feel her icy hand caressing your thigh, and the chill travels up your spine, making you tremble. The moment it hits your brain, you feel like you're about to blank out...[MAJESTIC RADIANT PRESENCE][ENEMY-CASTIGATING SOLAR JUDGEMENT][TALKING TO THE HEART][ESSENCE: 3/6]Social + Zenith + MRP = 6 2 7 4 9 3 10 3 10 7 1 = 14 successes...and a fire, from within your own heart, burns away that fragment of ice lodged into your brain.You feel Tyrant's hand pull away from your leg, as if suddenly burned.You give the metal giant a powerful shove with all your strength, that she must feel like a light tap, barely strong enough to make her lose balance for a moment, caught in the moment, and fall back into her black and rust-colored throne.You gently climb atop her.Her looks of surprise and amazement turns into a placid smile. "...you're really alive."You have no idea what she means, but you know better than to ruin the mood by asking. You press your burning hot cheek against her, as you flood the room in light, and her body with warmth.A tear streaks down her cheek, as her massive arms wrap around you, almost awkwardly with the difference in size you have.Why is she crying?You feel the thrill of being held in the arms of a creature who could rip you in two with casual ease. Is it weird that it turns you on, rather than horrify you?Is it her charm, maybe? Or is it just you?Neither of you actually cares, or even stops to consider that, as you spend the next hour making love atop a throne of death.(Cont.)
>>38419886Well, charms are literaly flattering, so it would be ironic anyway
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38419944>Social + Zenith + MRP = 6 2 7 4 9 3 10 3 10 7 1 = 14 successesECSJ was such a good buy.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419944I remember when all those many threads ago we first learnt of the Tyrant and I would just like to say I told you so when I said we would seduce and bone her.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38419972There's only two ways to go if your Maka's enemy, a coffin or her bed.
>>38419978Well in this case it was kinda both
>>38419886>Oh, the irony. Or is it hipocrisy?Hipocrisy was my aim anon. I'm just glad I didn't get my way.
>>38419944>[ENEMY-CASTIGATING SOLAR JUDGEMENT]>Social + Zenith + MRP = 6 2 7 4 9 3 10 3 10 7 1 = 14 successesI'm so glad we bought the Lawful Hot Dickings charm.
>>38420139>I'm so glad we bought the Lawful Hot Dickings charm.For sure. Imagine how much shittier it would have been if we'd bought Social 5 instead back in the day.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38419944>Her looks of surprise and amazement turns into a placid smile. "...you're really alive."The light will always win Tyrant, always.
>>38420201Soon, anon.Speaking of which, didn't EF say that we could have Tyrant as Mentor ?
>>38420216"And now you can't call it " the place where the sun never shine" anymore"
>>38420219Ally, actually.We could get UCS-sempai as a 5 dot mentor.
>>38420219It was as an ally, not a mentor.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38420265>We could get UCS-sempai as a 5 dot mentor.Which I still want
>>38420234Goddamnit anon. I had never thought of that before yet.>>38420278Can we get more backgrounds other than ranking Social up?
>>38420219>Tyrant as MentorI'm not sure if that's better or worse than the UCS as a mentor. On the one hand, the Tyrant is a millennia-old former Exalt - our own First Age incarnation - who might be able to teach us secrets about our Solar essence and charms that she herself unraveled in the First Age.On the other, the Unconquered Sun literally invented our particular exaltation, is the king of heaven itself, and could, through us, bring untold light to Creation.Hmmm...>>38419944Hey, Exaltedfag? What's the actual benefit of a Mentor in your quest? In Exalted 2e, it allowed you to learn Martial Arts from your mentor, and gave you reduced training time, because training times were a thing.In your quest, though, we train instantly, we're invested in Solar Hero instead of wanting to branch out into other Martial Arts, and couldn't afford the essence cost of additional Martial Arts charms anyway, becaucse that's an extremely limiting factor in your system.So, what would having a Mentor actually give us? An experience point discount when it comes to things that could reasonably teach us? Maybe relevant charms/stats would count as in-caste for XP costs when trained by a Mentor, with our actual in-Caste stuff getting that advantage twice if appropriate?I just want to know what Mentor would give us that we're not already getting through our visions or our tentative alliance.
>>38420288>Can we get more backgrounds other than ranking Social up?Only by acquiring them the legitimate way, in-game.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38420288>Can we get more backgrounds other than ranking Social up?Naturally through playing the quest.Honestly we're already on the path to getting Tyrant as an Ally, I feel like it would be a waste to spend them on something we can get by playing the quest normally.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38420289>What's the actual benefit of a Mentor in your quest?I would like to know this as well. I never even considered the fact that it might be super wasteful in this system. What would having the UCS as a mentor do/unlock for us?
>>38420289Lewd, you say?
>>3842028>Godly dickings.>Advices.>Four armed dickings.>Acess to Heaven City.>Unconquered dickings.>Ambrosia.>Dickings.>Sidereal shenanigans.>Sidereal dickings.Take your prick
[HEALTH: 4/5]Time passes before either of you finds respite from your mutual passion.It would be a dire lie to say that it wasn't some of the most pleasurable time you've ever spent.And yet, it hurt.Physically, because... well, either Tyrant is a biter, or there is some deeper meaning. But she drew blood from you, and now that blood, when you expected to find spilled everywhere on you and herself and on the throne, is nowhere to be seen.But what really hurt was... the cold. The bitterness. The loneliness. You never wondered how odd it must be to make love with someone you cannot feel the heartbeat of before. Now you know, and you wish you hadn't.You know for a fact that tonight you will not sleep peacefully.You stir weakly from your rest in the Deathlord's lap. You feel cold.Deathly cold. A feeling you weren't used to anymore. But it's a special kind of cold, one that clothes and furs will not protect against.Small, gentle hands help you back upright. You blink and adjust your sight, and see black-clad handmaidens and maids, smiling ghosts shuffling soundlessly around you.You see two neatly folding and carrying away your clothes, which sport the faintest of blood sprays around the collar, as one carries other clothes to you and bows.Tyrant stirs. "...I made you suffer through a nightmare I would not have wished to anyone."She's not talking about right now, obviously. Now you've seen her heart, you understand what vision she's talking about.>It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about. >You cannot change the past. Work on changing the future.>Maybe that pain helped make me a better person.>It was you. You killed my child!>Dress up silently, without saying a word.>One kiss, and then let this subject die.>(Other)
>>38420265>>38420278Having the Unconquered Sun as a Mentor is going to attract every single beings who think making UCS-senpai look weak is a good idea
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38420351>>It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about.We aren't them.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38420351>You cannot change the past. Work on changing the future.
>>38420351>It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about.>You killed my child!Wait, did she just abort our child?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38420397No, it's talking about the flashback, the Tyrant killed her own child in one of her insane moments
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38420351Give her a kiss to shut her up. Dwelling on it helps nothing.
>>38420351>It was you. You killed my child!Wait, what? This is about the first age memories, yes? Not about Maka's current pregnancy, right?
>>38420351>You cannot change the past, work on changing the future.>For what it's worth, I forgive you.>One kiss, then let that subject dieI'm not sure what is going on
>>38420351>It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about. >You cannot change the past. Work on changing the future.
>>38420414Right. Maka's exaltation's First Age predecessor - the woman the Tyrant was while alive - accidentally killed her own child when they tried to get between mommy and daddy in a fight.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38420414Is that a vote?
Ok, banging a Neverborn is always a novel experience, but can we all agree to never do it again?>>38420351>It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38420351>It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about.We aren't the one that it actually happened to, she's the one that had to live and die with it.>>38420420She's talking about the First Age memories, the Tyrant killed her child in a Great Curse bout of insanity when she got in a fight with her husband.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38420351Anon who posted this >>38420420I forgot to put >It wasn't me
>>38420438Sure, it would make an interesting result.
>>38420440I make no such promise.Tia needs her fill of giant gothic Maka. But we'll be there to provide her warmth during the afterglow
>>38420289>>38420314I can absolutely swear that no background purchase is a waste of points. No system mastery bullshit: every option is worth the point you put in it.But Mentor will not give you a mechanical advantage (more essence, xp discount, etc). Basically, if you're after mechanical incentives, stay away from Mentor because you're not going to find any there. What you will find is an opportunity to have a personal, special relationship with the UCS that goes above and beyond being one of the (theorietically 50, in practice much less) Zeniths in Creation.It marks you as a special Zenith even above and beyond the specialness of already being a Solar. Frankly, the kind who you'd expect to be able to do miraculous stuff like redeem a Deathlord, restore the Mandate of Heaven, or build a city-manse dedicated to him.Also, to the guy who keeps saying that mentor UCS is a bad idea because it will attract everyone who will want to make him look weak (and you've been around a few threads):1) and why do you suppose that these theoretical enemies are not already mad at you for being a Zenith?2) how would they know of what the opinion the UCS has of you is?3) backgrounds are bonuses, not flaws. Like I said, they're worth their points, and any disadvantage they might cause is always massive outweighted by its advantages.
>>38420351>>One kiss, and then let this subject die.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38420512I need this, I don't mind not having mechanical advantages.
>>38420512>a personal, special relationship with the UCS that goes above and beyond being one of the (theorietically 50, in practice much less) Zeniths in Creation.So...Unconquered Dickings?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38420512>What you will find is an opportunity to have a personal, special relationship with the UCS that goes above and beyond being one of the (theorietically 50, in practice much less) Zeniths in Creation.PleaseSempai pls.
>>38420512But no access to special martial arts, or charms heretofore unseen by the Solar exalted, invented by the Sun himself? Nothing like that? Just fatherly advice and a 'this one is my favorite' sticker? I don't have a problem with that, I just want to be explicit about it.
>>38420544after that, we should try to fuck a yozi/primordal, too
>>38420590If we had sex with Autobot do you think he'd make an Orichslcun Caste that looked like Maka afterwards?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38420638I was going to say he would try and wouldn't be able to succeed, but Auto is like at the top of the list of people who would be able to properly capture Maka's beauty.
>>38420638>OrichslcunI meant Orichalcum, stupid phone keyboard
>>38420590Dangerous game, anon. If we ever get to Malfeas, for sure.Fae, gods, mortals, other Exalts, Deathlord, Incarna, then Yozi/Primordial. What is left, then? The Neverborn are on the NO list, so maybe the Empress herself?
>>38420564Access yes, but no XP discount. Just the possibility of getting unique charms and powers when you get the list of stuff to buy at the end of the thread.
i say we take her as a mentor never know what fun can come of it
>>38420655Any artwork capturing Maka's beauty would need to be alive, or at least moving.
>>38420668Good enough! I'm officially in the Social 5 camp, then.
>>38420667We could have our twilight summon liger for us to fuck
>>38420692Neomah harem when?
>>38420692Our Twilight is a crafter, not a sorcerer.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38420668>Access yesWe can totally learn Arms of the Unconquered Sun now.I mean theoretically, still a better option to keep going in Solar Hero Style.
Aided by the ghostly servants, you put on the dress they offered.It's quite flattering, and fits you almost perfeclty - maybe a bit tight in places, but not too much.The feel of black leather, cold steel, and bone, however, worries you a bit. Someday you should spend a few hours lecturing Tyrant on a proper, not-utterly-terrifying style.A silver mirror a maidservant carries to you confirms your impression."It wasn't me. I just inherited that vision. It's not me you should feel sorry about." You reassure the Deathlord while you spin to inspect the dress and the way it fits on you. Which is well, but it makes you quite terrifying. Should you keep this?"...it's been too long. It's hard to feel sorry for anyone, or anything." She replies, straightening a string you had trouble reaching, her huge clawed fingers closing delicately on it. "When pain becomes normal, it becomes also harder to recognize.""You don't feel sorry for all you did." You ask. But it wasn't a question.She shakes her head. "I recognize I should. Sometimes, I even WANT to. But nothing moves inside me. Very little manages to.""Did I?" You smile.She does not answer, but smiles back. Her lips are so red, the color of blood, the only sign of color that is not her eyes on her."...I'll go to Tianna.""I have a ride arranged for you. Who'd you want to accompany you?">Baron>Fleurdelis>This "Doc" fellow.>Phoenix>Speaker
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38420544>>38420556>Pomf, what are we going to do on the Daystar, Senpai?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38420859>BaronHe's Reken's partner and we want to bring her along too.
>>38420351>One kiss, and then let this subject die.
>>38420893Wow, I was so late to the party that it's not even funny
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38420916>>38420859
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38420884>>38420916Let's not take the Abyssal that attacked Amata way back in the first thread, not at first at least
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38420859>FleurdelisI want to see how she's doing after that redemption bomb we laid on her.
>>38420859Delicious Exalted fashion.
>>38420859As their Dusk baron should stay with their troops, and Fleurdelis and Phoenix are out for the reason >>38420929 mentions, so>This "Doc" fellow.
>>38420963I agree with those reasons, so it's either Doc or Speaker. Was Speaker their Eclipse analogue? She might be good for cabinet-style negotiation and planning.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38420929Ah right, that did happen.>>38420859>Baron>that dress>Hey everyone, the Deathlord is totally on our side now, don't worry about what I'm wearing, that I'm hurt or that I told her to go hang out in my upcoming manse, everything is perfectly okay.Get ready Maka.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38421031Yeah that actually makes sense, plus she'll have Ride charms.>>38421045Changing Baron to Speaker.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38421031>Was Speaker their Eclipse analogue? SShe was, she's a Moonshadow caste.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38421115>>38421057Didn't she nearly reduce Tia to tears ?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38420963>>38421031As a Moonshadow it would make sense to bring along Speaker, she's the diplomat caste like Mikahil is.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38421151No, WE nearly reduced Tia to tears. She manipulated us into doing it. She's DAMN good.
>>38421171...No?She nearly made Tia have a breakdown because of the memories of Tyrant's moon husbando
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38421151Well yes, but I think Amata, Irene, and Samiel are the people want to avoid antagonizing, Tia was with us this whole time while we were socialing Tyrant, she'll be easier to smooth over than the DBs will if we need to at all.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38421203Ah, you and I are talking about two different things. I'm talking about when she manipulated us into a Limit Break and we were cruel to Tia on the way back to Tianna.
>>38421057>she'll have Ride charmsSo... who rides and who is ridden here?
>>38421151Well, she was testing us. I'm sure (read: I hope) some cautionary words from us and Tyrant will help her not be so provocative.
...this round of voting has been a bit vague. Are we going with Fleurdelis or Speaker? (Or both?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38421348>SpeakerI'm in favor of Speaker
>>38421348Also, gotta AFK briefly. Be back later.
>>38421364;_;We miss you already.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38421348Speaker.
>>38421348Let's go with Speaker
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38420859>Which is well, but it makes you quite terrifying. Should you keep this?I don't mind having clothes to intimidate, but I'd rather they be more our theme than Tyrants deathlord one.
>>38421447Lingerie is rarely intimidating, anon.
We should try and replicate this in quest.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38421876Fuck off.Also, we're using the 2e setting, so Sorcery doesn't even work that way.
>>38421876No.And get out.Now.
>>38421876>MFW that everythingFor what purpose.
"Speaker for the Dead. I think she's the best choice for coming along with me and explaining the situation properly after the panic that doubtlessly Tia will be carelessly sowing.""I'll get her ready." She nods, seeing you in the new outfit her servants brought. She doesn't comment it, but she seems pleased."Once I'll have stuff in Tianna figured out - I don't know how long it might take yet - I plan on travelling to Pearl and figuring things there. How to handle defense, whether to abandon it or not, things like that. I've been away from there for a few days... I need to get back on top of things."She nods as you remove the... hat? helmet? How do you even call this. "Something's wrong?" Tyrant asks>...I'll wait a few minutes more for your servants to clean it, but I think it would rather return with my outfit. This could upset some people.>No, I'm just not used to this sort of headgear, is all.>No, nothing, just checking something. (Put it back on.)>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP](It's a bit irregular, but the moment is fitting and the outfit-changing charm is one you have a huge discount on thanks to people's art, and there hasn't been any clear opposition to it, so you can acquire it now i'd say)
>>38421876That's incredibly retarded. There's no way that procedure would make something as powerful as a DB.
>>38422099>No, I'm just not used to this sort of headgear, is all.
>>38422099I really, really want the wardrobe charm, but... Social 5.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38422099>>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38422099>>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]Sure I'm all for it, might as well wait and get our old dress too.>>38422120We have enough for both
>>38422099>...I'll wait a few minutes more for your servants to clean it, but I think it would rather return with my outfit. This could upset some people.Returning with a gothic outfit would make people think that we have been brainwashed by the deathlord or something.
>>38422099>>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38422099>>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]We can leave with it on and change after we're out of sight, Tyrant seems to like it and there's no harm in wearing it for a bit.
>>38422099>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]
>>38422099>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]We will get the 2 XP this thread anyway, so we won't miss Social 5.
>>38422099>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]Aww yeah. Let's try this puppy out if we've got the extra XP for it. And if we don't want to wear Tyrant's outfit, we can just tell her that we're storing it someplace safe for when we see her again.
>>38422161This is also a fair point.
Maka can test the new charm and then put on the outfit Tyrant gave her anyway.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38422111I think you misunderstand. It's not that the product of such a union is as powerful as one of the Dragon-blooded. It's that the nation as a whole is, through this process, collectively powerful enough to stand up against one nation ruled by an aristocracy consisting entirely of sorcerers, and one nation ruled by a small dynasty of Dragon-blooded warriors.
>>38421983Why so hostile?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38422099>>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]Are we going to get a magical girl style henshin equip?
>>38421876Maybe after investing some XP in Great CurseOr, more realistically, lives long enough to become this decadent. And has more men in her harem, we have few males there.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38422099>>(Remove it) Actually... There's something I want to try. [2 XP]
>>38422161To be fair, this outfit is drop-dead gorgeous
>>38421876I wonder if this process works for half-castes. 10 Solars creating 1 being. That's like... 10 Halves.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38422438Get your circlemates to jack off in a cup and tell us how it goes.
>>38422452I'm not that anon, but I'd totally do it.
You take off your helmet, hand it to a servant, and relax for a moment.You've already seen other Exalted do this trick sometimes, mostly in subtle ways. Calling things from hidden pockets, like it was something natural. You haven't paid much conscious attention to it, either, but it hasn't escaped your notice.Lately, you've seen Tia take out Skullopener, her daiklave, and put it away, despite not really having a scabbard or anything like that. The weirdest thing is that you'd think you'd notice something the size of that blade disappearing or reappearing, but instead it just felt... normal, like someone pocketing a knife.You didn't even think of asking her how she does that. You think you have a vague idea. And maybe you just need to try.It's not even a matter of focusing, or doing any kind of straining mental effort. Even here, it just feels natural.Well, some would say that getting into and out of clothes quickly has always been a skill of yours.You feel the presence of that particular outfit, just not on you. You can't put it in words, not even to yourself. It's just... "sideways". Elsewhere."If I knew undressing you with my mind had this effect, I would have tried earlier." You hear Speaker's voice chirp from the sidelines, and turn around surprised. Yep, she's here.The door is still closed. Did Tyrant just summon her in some way you haven't noticed, or has she always been in this room? Since when? Did she see everything you and Tyrant have done?You glance at the Deathlord. She doesn't seem troubled by that thought, and more interested in what you're doing.(cont.)
You call the outfit back on."...Is everything all right?" She asks, probably not realizing that this was your first attempt."Yes, sorry." You briefly try to "put on" other costumes you own, but nothing happens. Looks like you need to wear them normally first.It's very subtle, but, if you wanted to show off, you could make it a bit flashier by also lighting up your Anima and calling the outfit one piece at a time. No sense trying this here and now.The servants bring back your outfit, cleaned and still a bit damp, and you nod at Speaker. "Can you cake me to Tianna in one of those ornithopter things Tyrant mentioned?"She grins and gestures for you to follow her.Tyrant nods you goodbye. "We'll probably see each other tomorrow in Pearl, then.">Alright. See you.>Try not to kill anyone. (half-joking)>Please, really, try to not cause too much panic or destruction on your way there.>(Other?)
>>38422365Because I don't want that anywhere near my Quest.>>38422438>>38422452>>38422468Drop the subject or take it to Exalted General Thread please.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38422506>Please, really, try to not cause too much panic or destruction on your way there.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38422506>>Please, really, try to not cause too much panic or destruction on your way there.I had forgotten how cheeky Speaker was.Let's change into our dress and put it away before we go.
>>38422506>Please, really, try to not cause too much panic or destruction on your way there.Ah, so we need to register the clothes by trying them on first. Well, alright. I'm sure a lot of people would like to watch Maka trying clothes on.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38422533Sorry about that EF
>>38422506>Alright. See you.>Try not to kill anyone. (half-joking)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38422566>Ah, so we need to register the clothes by trying them on first.More specifically, we need to already be wearing them in order to banish them Elsewhere. We can't banish clothing remotely.
>>38422533Don't see your problem m8, but w/e
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38422506>>Alright. See you.>>Try not to kill anyone. (half-joking)>I'll tell everyone to let your forces go through without troubles, but I can't guarantee no one will panic. Don't hurt them if they do something stupid, please
Rolled 1 (1d10)So, when we get back, we need to store:>An elegant, queenly/courtly outfit.>A nice, barely-there fighting outfit, like our tabard.>A disguise, for when we don't want to stand out - some kind of shapeless gown with a veil, maybe. Something to hide our beauty and make us look like a commoner.>A ninja/stealth outfit, for sneaking.Are there any other types of outfits we need to have stored for switching to as-needed?
>>38417619alright fine, ill just say it: where do i find pornography of this exalted lady?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38422643We have all the ones that Val and Irene made for us
>>>38417619 (OP)We'll need a Lewd Outfit too.
>>38422643We have less than the max amount of outfits right now. We had a small catalogue a few threads ago, even.Also, none of them should include underwear, except for an outift that is only underwear.
>>38422681>a lewd outfit>not all lewd outfitMaka is one of the few characters who can have her entire wardrobe be composed of lewd clothes and still be royal like and dignified.>>38422659By the original artist? There is only one or two other pics of her. Someone commissioned some R34 of Maka, though.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38422506>Alright. See you.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38422506What's the charm called?
You sigh deeply. "Please, really, try to not cause too much panic or destruction on your way there."Tyrant nods, quite serious. "I'll work on it."The fact that you're both having this conversation in an absolutely serious manner, without any hint of humor or irony, is really troubling, but you try not to think too much about it. Instead, you follow Speaker For The Dead, down the rust-covered corridors of the Dark Omen."...So, what's an ornithopter?""We capture the ghosts of great flying beasts of old and bind them inside pouches of human skin, sewn shut with nerves. Then, we assemble and bind together skeletons with bones of a dozen or so creatures, in imitation of their long-lost bodies. And we stuff the pouch inside the skull, in place of the missing brain. Finally, we cover them in skin."You stop. "I hope you're joking."She giggles. "No, but I AM exaggerating a bit."You catch up with her."I mean, it's just Doc that builds them. I never helped. But I like stealing credit for it.""..."Finally, you arrive at the contraption in question. There's half a dozen of them, lying in wait in the dusty air of a wide metal room, brightly lit. Ghosts and other undead clamber about in work clothes and tools, tending to the monstrous constructs. You notice many of them nodding at Speaker, and she responds and greets all of them, calling them by name as you pass by until you reach the foot of one of the beasts.They're way bigger than you thought. They smell of formaldehyde and a mix of pungent herbal aromas. The kind you'd use to mask worse smells.You cough awkwardly."So... you ride them, or...?""Need a help to climb up?" She asks back at you.>No.>Yes.>Are you mad at me?>Are you flirting with me?>Is there another way to get to Tianna fast enough?>(Other)
>>38423135>>Are you flirting with me?Tease the Deathlord.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38423135>>Yes.>"We capture the ghosts of great flying beasts of old and bind them inside pouches of human skin, sewn shut with nerves. Then, we assemble and bind together skeletons with bones of a dozen or so creatures, in imitation of their long-lost bodies. And we stuff the pouch inside the skull, in place of the missing brain. Finally, we cover them in skin."Why?Like, why?
>>38423135>Is there another way to get to Tianna fast enough?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38423135>No.Show no fear.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38423135Let's put our nice dress into Elsewhere before we take off, I don't think we'll have time to do it on the way to Tianna or when we get there.
>>38423187Because it's cool.Don't tell me that if you were a deathlord you wouldn't pull this kind of insane Skeletor shenanigans for shit and giggles. Because I totally would.
>>38423271I'll second that.
>>38423135>Are you mad at me?>Are you flirting with me?These go well together.
>>38423135>No>>Are you mad at me?>>Are you flirting with me?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38423650Seconding. Oh, how I love when Maka picks up on subtext that I miss completely.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38423650
You give her an odd look. "...Are you flirting with me? Or are you mad at me?"She rolls her eyes. "Flirting is a loaded word. What you and Mistress did was Flirting. For a while. I just wanted to feel you up a bit."She looks straight at you for five seconds, then starts giggling."...You're just mad at me." Groaning, you help yourself on top of the giant beast.You're already quite used to flying around on Tia's back, so even the trip on this giant monster isn't much to write home about. Maybe it says something about your life, the fact that flying around on the back of an undead monstrosity animated by the ghost of a long-extinct megabeast is not an especially exciting thing to you."By the way, I hope you have a plan for when we'll arrive in Tianna."Oh.Right.Is Amata going to shoot the giant undead monster out of the sky?You hope not.>Ask Speaker something during the trip (what?)>Just focus on getting back in Tianna safe and sound.
>>38423775We could always flare our anima banner when we get close enough. Assuming that doesn't have disastrous consequences on any undead that happen to be nearby.
>>38423775>Do all of you share the Tyrant's...feelings? Current goals of finding the light, etc. Or are you just following her because she's the boss?
>>38423775>>Ask Speaker something during the trip (what?)Ask her if she could land the giant monster of death a few kilometers away from the city, in a place with the less persons present possible
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38423775>Just focus on getting back in Tianna safe and sound.I'm not sure what to say myself, but at least make sure to thank her for that tip she gave us on Tyrant.We could probably flare our Anima Banner when we get close to the walls, maybe even land away from them and wait for Tia to come flying at us.
>>38423775>Is all Abyssal fashion so...dead? Full of skulls and stuff?
>>38423853>>38423891I like the tone of both of these. Whatever she feels and for whatever reason she's mad at us, we should be gracious to someone who will be an ally for a while and will hopefully turn back to the Sun.
>>38423891Or just not land near the city.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38423955Also, since that's effectively my vote: dice
>>38423775Do you hear voices in your head?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38423888
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38423853Supporting this. The boss wants redemption but do the underlings want it?
"Can you..." You begin to feel preoccupied as you see the familiar contours of Tianna City in the distance. "Can you land this thing-""Ornithopter.""Can you land this thing outside of the town? Just to be sure they don't shoot us down or something?""I'll try." She says, with a light tone that makes you think she isn't taking your remark all that seriously.As the city approaches, a new question springs to mind. "Say, Speaker.""Yes?""Do all of you share the Tyrant's...feelings? Or are you just following her because she's the boss?"She pauses and thinks about it, as the ugly, heavy beasts does a low pass grazing the roof of a barn and slams clumsily on the ground a hundred meters or so away from the city gates, startling half to death a few farmers, cows, and a small team of soldiers on patrol."I didn't put much thought in it up to now." She replies. "I'm just glad I'm still alive at this point."You leap down, just as the small group of soldiers tries to rally their courage and do the only thing that's reasonable for them to do: leap out of cover, scatter and make a run for the castle walls before they're all dead.You can't really blame them for that."Don't panic, boys. It's me, Maka." You tell them.A few heads pop up from behind the corner of the barn building where they hid. "L-lady Maka?"Oh, right. With a sigh, you dismiss your ridiculous outfit."It's Lady Maka!""Incidentally." You turn back to Speaker one last time before putting your old outfit back on. "Abyssal fashion is terrible."She shrugs. [Session end]
>>38424367>She's not wearing any clothes>that's definitely our QueenI love our city
>>38424428We have the best subjects a queen could ask for.
>>38424367>"Wait, who is that?">"Oh, right, it's our Queen, I didn't recognise her with clothes on."
>>38424367>[Session end]It's over!Thanks for the thread as always EF, can't wait for next time.
Base: 2 XPEnd of Chapter: 2 XPAchievement Unlocked: Banged a Deathlord 2 XPFists of Iron (1 Ess, Scene. +1 damage once per combat, per enemy)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.)Respect-Commanding Attitude (1 Ess, Scene. Interrupts everyone and anything going on, in order to deliver a statement that will be heard)Terrifying Glorious Presence (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success)Rose-Lipped Seduction Style (1 Ess. Adds +3 to the effect of a successful social attack performed via seduction. Stacks with Husband-Seducing Demon Dance.)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.)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.)Lore-Master's Gaze (Scenelong, 1 essence, +3 to Knowledge rolls)Judge's Ear Technique (1 Ess, Scene. Can tell when a person lies knowingly)Shadow Arts (1 Ess, add +3 to all stealth rolls for the scene.)Thunderbolt Attack Prana (Permanent, +1 damage to your first attack in a fight if you charge, run or leap into battle)Sagacious Reading of Intent (1 Ess, you select a statement you either heard or read, and can discern the true reason that caused its author to utter or write it, and what he intends to gain from it.)Shining Ruler's Benevolence (1 Ess, Scene, add +3 to all politics or organizational rolls for the scene.)
>>38424541>Base: 2 XP>End of Chapter: 2 XP>Achievement Unlocked: Banged a Deathlord 2 XPSuper fucking hype, and it only took us a year to do.Social 5 please, with those UCS Mentor dots
>>38424367>Oh, right. With a sigh, you dismiss your ridiculous outfit.>"It's Lady Maka!"Ahahahahsh, this is priceless! Maka is more recognizeable without any clithes on, we beed to capitalize on this feature.Next clothes should reflect that.
>>38424541SOCIAL 5>Achievement Unlocked: Banged a Deathlord 2 XPAww yiss
>>38424541>Social 5>Mentor 5 UCS
>>38424541Give us that delicious Social 5 and that oh so Grossly Incandescent UCS Mentor 5, please.
>>38424541Social 5, please
>>38424541>End of Chapter: 2 XPWhich chapter was this, incidentally?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38424541We might as well get social 5.I though I would like go get kiss of the sun .So we can where we reward our shota butler for being so brave.
>>38424572>Bang a Deathlord>Social rating goes up a dotWe should do this more often
>>38424670Chapter...1? I think. I don't remember any other end of chapter.>mfw EQ will run forever
>>38424541So not for this round, but next time do you guys want to save up for a Dawn Charm or get a Zenith Charm next?I think Respect-Commanding Attitude would be good if we want to be backlines general, someone more focused on leading troops and giving orders than being on the frontlines.On the other hand Kiss of the Sun would be fantastic for gathering a crew of spunky mortals to follow us around.
>>38424541Social 5, pleasethis would leave us with 7 XP, right?
>>38424737Well we did just earn 6 XP, so we're only one session away from buying a Zenith charm.We should awaken his Essence with a Sun-infused kiss to his forehead.
>>38424782Yes that's right.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38424763I think kiss of the Sun is better. So the mortals we grown attached to can at least defend themselves.
>>38424800>Not making out with him
>>38424670>>38424745Honestly I'm not counting. It just feels like one of those moments, y'know.
>>38424800Him and Millian, get that shota pirate butler and ninja loli maid
>>38424782No, we spent 2 XP for the "Get naked with a reflexive action" charm.
>>38424829>Social 5Maka is now like in the upper half of the top 1% prettiest people in creation
>>38424845But we started the thread with 23 XP-2 for the charm-20 for Social 5+6 for end of thread.>>38424829By the way EF, what is the name of our new charm?
We need at least the dawn charm that lets us use AoE attacks to deal with Extras easily. The lintha extras did manage to cause HP loss, remember?
>>38424829Now THAT'S what I call a Zenith
Also if anyone feels like posting more chothes options feel free.>>38424853That's social 4, considering that 3 is the cap for mortals (99% of Creation), and 4 is the cap for magical mortals (1% of Creation). 5 is a different category.
>>38424853No, she's tied for the prettiest along all the gods of heaven. She was strictly superhuman in her beauty at 4 alone. She's the type of radiantly beautiful that heaven, hell, and the underworld would all fight over her beauty, let alone the fucking Greeks and Trojans. Suffice it to say, she looks nice.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38424853Remember the last time we raised our social>She walks up to you places her hands on your hips, and slides them down to your thighs looking rather focused. Then, she grasps both your breasts (or tries to: her hands are too small for that) and squeezes gently.>"...Are you talking my measurements?">"When was the last time you looked at yourself in a full-body mirror?">"...It's been quite a while." It strikes you. "Why?">She grabs your hand and pulls you closer to one such mirror, present in her house. "Because you have changed a bit since I last saw you.">She's right. >"I did not believe it was possible for you to become even more beautiful, Divine Maka." Pyre explains. "But you have proven me wrong."
>>38424902I will suggest some when I have a computer avaiable.
>>38424902>5 is a different category.You know, barring special circumstances, no mortal is ever going to see anyone as beautiful as Maka in there entire lives.Maka's appearance is a gift to everyone that sees her.
>>38424924Poor Pyre. She won't even be able to form coherent sentences with us now.
>>38424953And they are going to ser a whole lot of her.
>>38424977I wonder how she and Karas are doing right now.
>>38424845Which, incidentally, is an absolutely perfect charm for Maka. It will save her so much time over the years.
>>38424902I have some clothes saved, let me look through my folder. Yes I have a folder.Little black dress we've talked about before
>>38424977Yeah, she'll be too busy putting that tongue to use licking every square inch of our skin that we allow. Poor thing.
I believe someone said earlier that Social 5 basically causes mortal sculptors to weep at the sight of Maka because they know, deep in their hearts, they could never hope to capture her beauty in stone.
So we're also getting UCS-Sempai mentor, right?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38425050We could always have our Valeriana make one. Since its all craft.
>>38425089Yepp.I wonder how that will happen. I'm looking forward to a dream sequence when Maka is back to Pearl.
>>38425050Sounds about right.Something a little bit southern
>>38425050That's why we need to get Autochthon to sculpt us.Then make that sculpture an Orichalcum Caste Alchemical
>>38425089Mentor is up on our sheet already, we just gotta wait for it to be acknowledge in-quest.I'm hoping for a vision/dream sequence type of thing
>>38425190>We wake up in bed covered with Incarnae semen
>>38425190>>38425136>inb4 it's a wet dream
>>38425110I suppose architecture would fall under the same type as sculpture...
>>38425207I admit, I would be morethan fine with that.On the other hand, the UCS does have Temperance 5, that fag.
>>38425204>>38425207>pomf, what are we gonna do on the bed Sol-Senpai
>>38425050Social 5 is so beautiful that it kills people close enough to death, because they know they'll never see anything so lovely again, and they pass on in peace.
>>38425253That's the opposite of what should happen. People should recover and become atronger in hopes of finding such beauty again.
>>38425253>because they know they'll never see anything so lovely againbut what's stopping them from seeing Maka again? Hmm, it might boost immigration to Pearl because of all the people that want to see Maka at official festivities.
>>38425317Everyday will be a festive day in Pearl! Or, well, Maka should be avaiable most of the time. At least half of the week, the rest is split with Tianna and Silk's marshes.
>only a thousand ships>>38425317We should make it a point to walk around he city more both Tianna and Pearl when we got that done.
>>38424541Out of curiousity, does Solar Hero Style have an upgrade?
>>38425373I like the idea of Pearl being in a state of near-constant festival. Hell, we've got a 5-dot manse and a Twilight behind it. It'll probably have automated farms or Essence replicators or something so people don't even have to work much.
>>38424829>Social 5 Zenith 5So Maka is basically the ultrapope now, yes?
>>38425136>>38425190Fuck that. I want a pillar of blinding light to descend on Maka while a booming voice decrees, "THIS ONE? THIS ONE'S ALRIGHT."
>>38425446So do I.But When should Pearl be partying? During the day, in celebration and honor of the Sun? Or the night, after dedicating their labor to the day?
>>38425463We can eek more out of our dicepool if we want too.Getting that MRP upgrade will give us +1 Sux when we activate it, plus any possible artifacts we can find/pick up/have made
>>38425474Also awesome.I'm still curious about what Tyrant saw when we flashed our Anima Banner that one time.
>>38424902most of my images are on my computer at home, but I had this one saved on my phone from somewhere.
Someone had a cool plan for UCS: The Mentoring event. Something about a huge festival when the city or the temple was ready, and Senpai coming down on her.
>>38425526I like it, headware is fun.
>>38424367>"Do all of you share the Tyrant's...feelings? Or are you just following her because she's the boss?">She pauses and thinks about it, as the ugly, heavy beasts does a low pass grazing the roof of a barn and slams clumsily on the ground a hundred meters or so away from the city gates, startling half to death a few farmers, cows, and a small team of soldiers on patrol.>"I didn't put much thought in it up to now." She replies. "I'm just glad I'm still alive at this point."I think this is something we need to find out with every abyssal before the other Deathlord comes knocking. To make sure they are not just going through the motions.
>>38425431All unarmed Dawn charms are part of Solar Hero Style.
You guys realize that having the UCS as our mentor almost certainly means he's going to grant the Mandate of Heaven to us, right?
>>38425810>All my Yes: the post
>>38425767I mean like how MRP upgrades to TGP
I'm guessing we have the 5dots in mentor, but it won't take effect until we open pearl/activate the manse/purify the abyssals, at which point he waltzes down and high-fives us.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38425810>Basically, if you're after mechanical incentives, stay away from Mentor because you're not going to find any there. What you will find is an opportunity to have a personal, special relationship with the UCS that goes above and beyond being one of the (theorietically 50, in practice much less) Zeniths in Creation.>It marks you as a special Zenith even above and beyond the specialness of already being a Solar. Frankly, the kind who you'd expect to be able to do miraculous stuff like redeem a Deathlord, restore the Mandate of Heaven, or build a city-manse dedicated to him.Sounds about right, yeah. Mandate of Heaven is a go.
>page 9>discussions are deadTime to post sexy ladies in sexy clothes. Or just sexy ladies.
I wonder how hard Tia would push maka to wear something like this.
Infinite hours on paint
Something to consider for Pyre?
Something more risky for dancing and stuff
If GSP,or any kind of Demon, show up, I expect them to look like this.
>>38427417That IS a very risky dancing outfit, but I have one even moreso.
When will Maka ever wear something like this? I dunno, ask Tia.
Something a little more modest
In Exalted, this is +80 AC
>>38427624Pff, small time. Here's some REAL protection.
Maybe something for Pyre again.
Or a group thing
Ah, something that fits with Solar Hero Style!
Always been a fan of this one.
Maybe not for Maka, but an enemy abyssal?
This is a bit darker colored than what I normally like to suggest Maka wear.Maybe we could get Fleurdelis to wear it.
>>38427790No matter how much gold she wears, i can only see Olga as Deus's Lunar Mate.
>>38427853>>38427857Well, if we're posting Abyssal clothes.
Remove the panties and Maka could use this as a formal dress
Ok, this might be better for an alchemical wink wink, nudge nudge
Three for one
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38428012If I remember right, Exaltedfag doesn't like Alchemicals.Which suits me fine, because I don't like Autocthonia.Which suits the setting fine, because Autocthonia and its Alchemicals are a completely independent sub-setting part of the Exalted game line but not its main setting.
>>38428073I love alchemicals, but I'm sad that they're so hard to use because, as you say, it's a disconnected sub-setting that makes it hard to justify crossovers.
Make it transparent and maka will have something modest to wear
>>38428136It's not really that hard from the Creation side of things, since the Autocthonia side is the one doing all the work.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38428136I hope they don't even bother with Alchemicals in 3e, because they really are just a waste of wordcount.They will, of course, since the devs really like them, so that's a moot point.So, my more realistic hope is that they have the Jadeborn secretly running Alchemical exaltation operations instead of it being some fucking enormous setting-shattering event like Autocthonia and Creation actually coming into contact with each other.After all, if anyone's going to figure it out independent of Autocthonia itself, it'll either be the Jadeborn, a Twilight who got access to Autobot's workshop, or a Twilight with a crew of Jadeborn engineers who went on a massive Yu Shan heist to bust into Autobot's heavenly workshop and steal everything that wasn't nailed down.I want Exalted to be a heist film.
Yanno, if this sort of thing is what it gets everyone wearing, including the boys, I am totally ok with this sort of "Solar Fashion" becoming standard wear in places like Pearl.Or even outright nothing, Maka-style.
I have found a design for our soldiers
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38428273Tianna has a subtropical climate and humid weather, so it's actually absurdly reasonable for people to go nude by default, only wearing clothing as needed for certain jobs.That said, something to provide 'support' for female breasts and male genitalia actually is much more comfortable than total nudity. I could see Pearl's fashion featuring briefs, bras, shoes, hats, and aside from that only decorative and protective clothing.
>>38428320Crafted to be as supportive yet revealing as possible?
Maybe for a demon. Malfeas arc when?
>>38428412The glory of solar crafting
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38428421>Malfeas arc when?Never. I DEFINITELY remember Exaltedfag hating on Infernals as they had been executed and expressing an extreme disinterest in having them appear in his quest. And without Infernals around, it really is a 'derail the entire quest' level of months or years long questing just to get to Malfeas in the first place.
>>38428450Hey now, a lot of things that can be done without infernals mixed in. A honeymoon, for example.
And something for Karas
>>38428606Karas is a very pretty man, but his bosom is not nearly magnificent enough to wear Solange's outfit.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38428694>but his bosom is not nearly magnificent enough to wear Solange's outfit...yet? I'm sure plenty of people here aren't into dickgirls, but I'd be totally okay with Karas going from mere trap to full-on shemale.
>>38428813Please no.Trap Karas is a fun joke, not nothing more.
>>38428888>not nothing more.BUT nothing more