Of course, you hadn't realized in your rush to head back to castle and introduce your newly-acquired Night Caste, Radiant Starfall, to everyone.It's late at night. You've got charms that can keep you awake for a long time, and Radiant Starfall... you guess she's kinda nocturnal, but most other people are probably sleeping. Even the Exalted need a modicum of rest, especially when they're as overworked as you all are."Um... will everyone be all right with me showing up like this? I kinda have been spying on everyone for a long time." Starfall mumbles shyly. You're still dragging her by the hand."I'm sure it'll be all right! You didn't intend any harm, and you HAVE been helping us from the shadows after all." You reassure her,."...Maybe Zareen will be mad at me." She seems worried. "I caused a lot of trouble for her.""Don't worry too much." You slap her back, walking through the almost-empty corridors of the castle at night. Most lights are out, and the only presence around are slightly confused soldiers guarding entrances and passages, saluting you as you pass by. "She might give you the silent treatment for a few days, but she'll get over it."As you look around wondering where everyone might be, Starfall helpfully chimes in: "Valeriana and Zaan should still, uh, be in the library, and Mikahil and Denzik in the archive. And Amata is in the sorcery room with Tia.""...How do you know tha- nevermind.">Go and see Valeriana and Zaan>Go and see Mikahil and Roan Denzik>Go and see Amata and Tia>Go and see Zareen>Go and see Pyre Spark>Go and see Millian and Regis>Go and see Irene>Go and see Samiel>Go and see Zareen>Look for Speaker>Head to Dancing Smoke>Explore the Titan (with/without Starfall)>Head to Pearl>Head to Freeport>Spend time with Starfall>Spend time alone>(Other?)
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. Queen of Gem, now ruling the western island of Tianna. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, and have a powerful Manse under construction.But Tianna is actually an artificial island, built around a First Age Titan: an almighty flying fortress built in an ancient, forgotten age, and although this is kept secret, two Deathlords are seeking to obtain it.The Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine, ghost of your past incarnation, seeked it as a weapon to cut her ties to the Neverborn. But you have persuaded her to try and seek redemption in the eyes of the Sun in other ways, and count her as an unlikely ally.But now the Silver Prince is coming, to punish her and claim the Titan for himself in the name of Oblivion. And this looks like a battle you won't be able to talk your way out of...
>>38646042>Go and see Mikahil and Roan DenzikMr. Eclipse Rarely Sleeps should be awake.
>>38646042>Go and see Amata and TiaIntroduce her to the wives
>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag (current outfit: #6 Formal Regalia)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38646042>Head to Dancing SmokeDid I miss a quest? Weren't we suppsoed to talk to dancing smoke?Also, are we going to have to use a charm for this action?
>>38646194http://i.imgur.com/G57ddQ2.jpgLarger image. Can't put it in 4chan, connection too slow. Sorry.
>>38646227No, we just haven't got to her yet.Is Dancing Smoke desintesized to Maka's nudity?
>>38646042>Go and see Amata and Tia>Go and see ZareenZareen is currently wasting time trying to track down our new Exalted. While there may be some animosity between the two, we need to get them working together to maximise internal security. We might as well have the spouses introduced as well, both to enforce a more diplomatic attitude when we goto see Zareen, and also to avoid Tia making some unfortunate mistake if Radiant Starfall suddenly appears behind us in the future.
>>38646042>Go and see Amata and Tia
>>38646194>(current outfit: #6 Formal Regalia)Excellent, the outfit with literally nothing covering Maka's crotch.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38646194>>38646263Clarification, please: Does outfit #6 Formal Regalia actually have anything covering her crotch, or is Maka just flat naked from belly to thigh?
>>38646299>>38646298I don't think it's a good idea introducing her to Tia, especially in her situation.>>38646042>Head to Dancing Smoke
>>38646343It shows Maka in her full Social 5 glory.
>>38646334>>38646343Got to keep morale up.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38646042>>Go and see ZareenLet's not have her waste more time buggering about with searching for Batman.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38646367>>38646298If Zareen asks how we found her, the response of "I just stood around in a dark alley with no pants on" is going to give her conniptions.
>>38646353Back in Freeport, some Mothers covered up their children's eyes when Maka was walking around the place naked. I like to think that if something similar happened now, they'd hessitate for a second then decide not to - because they concluded that Social 5 Maka is a legitimate work of art , or because they found more pressing need for their hands elsewhere
>>38646427We need to go there soon as well, no? Let's make the experiment.
>>38646042Hey how much does Janet know?She's been spying on us for a while right, does she know about the Titan?
>>38646453Wait could she have seen who Amata swore an oath to?
>>38646476She only exalted a month before we did, and I suspect that oath was made a long time before that.
>>38646476No. Amata swore to a sidereal, probably, her boss.Wonder if it's a gold or bronze faction siddie.
>>38646487Yeah, she probably didn't see the actual oath, maybe she's seem her talking to them though.
>>38646343The latter.Well, the first thing you should do is probably to get Zareen to stop losing her sleep after Starfall. You head to the tower on top of the castle with her, and find her sleeping fitfully on her chair.The table in front of her is filled with papers and reports, and she spilled some ink over most of then and her own face by falling asleep on them. Some kind soldier put a blanket on her before leaving."...Zareen?" You prod her, gently. Starfall seems terrified.The dragon-blooded is suddenly startled awake, but her eyes take a bit longer to creak open. "Uh? Bluh. Wha-""Um, Zareen?" You ask her, as Starfall seeks cover behind you. "I, I found the mysterious individual.""What?" She's still groggy, but now you can detect focus and frustration in her voice."Um, there was a Night Caste hiding in town. She's on our side now. Just a bit shy about being identified." You step aside. "Meet Radiant Starfall!"Zareen slams her hand on the desk, pulls a longbow out of the table's wood, and fires an arrow that stabs into the wall just behind Starfall, next to the head. Hard to tell if she missed on purpose, if she's too sleepy or mad to aim properly, or if Starfall just slightly nudged her head to the side barely in time."You dragon-cursed bashtard..." She slurs, takes one step towards her, and then her bow drops to the ground with a clattering noise and she falls asleep in her arms."...That went better than I hoped." You reply. Millian is holding up Zareen, wrapped up in her blanket, with a panicked "what do I do now" look on her face.>Put her down here>Bring her to her room>Force her awake for a chatThen:>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan>Go and see Mikahil and Roan Denzik>Go and see Amata and Tia>Go and see Pyre Spark>Go and see Millian and Regis>Go and see Irene>Go and see Samiel>Look for Speaker>Head to Dancing Smoke>Explore the Titan>Head to Pearl>Head to Freeport>Stay with Starfall>Stay alone>(Other?)
>>38646582>Bring her to her room>Go and see Mikahil and Roan Denzik
>>38646582>Bring her to her room>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan
>>38646582>Go and see Mikahil and Roan Denzik>Bring her to her room
>>38646582>Put her down here>Go and see Mikahil and Roan DenzikLeave a note just in case she thinks this is a dream.We should tell them about what were getting from the Ocean Father while we're there.On our way though, ask Starfell about if she knows why the Tyrant was invading.
>>38646582> Have Millian bring her to her room. She's a Tiger Warrior, right? She should be strong enough.>Go and see Mikahil and Roan Denzik.This works out nicely, actually. All her memories of our Night Caste will be filtered through a drunken haze, so there's no way she'll be able to remember exactly what she looked like.
>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan>Take her to her room
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38646582>>Bring her to her room>Go and see Mikahil and Roan DenzikSneak A meet Sneak B.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38646582>Bring her to her room>Go and see Amata and Tia
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38646582>Bring her to her room>Explore the Titan
>>38646661(Millian hasn't been trained as a Tiger Warrior yet. She's Physical 1.)You delicately bring the snoring Zareen to her room downstairs, feeling a bit bad for her. At least she'll rest better in her bed.You hope that that ink on her face isn't going to completely ruin her pillow. You leave her a note, just in case.Then, you drag Starfall to the archives. There's still light coming from inside, and you can here some arguing."This is a completely insane idea. I don't care if you're Exalted, you can't just do this and expect it to work right away. It would take years!""I don't see why it SHOULD take years." You hear a pout in Mikahil's voice. "We just need to make the switch from cowrie to coin fast enough. Once you use Tianna's national bank to-""Tianna's national bank? Don't be crazy! It's seven days, the makret's in a crisis, and the sudden influx of treasure from the Lintha War is causing so much inflation that if there's ever been a time to NOT undermine the people's trust in the bank, it's now!""This is EXACTLY the time to make the switch! Oh, I get it, it's because having a weak cowrie in Tianna goes to your family's benefit?""What the heck are you implying, Mikahil? You're not making any-"Whoops, time to butt in. You creak the noisy door open into the cramped, dusty archive. Mikahil and Roan are sitting at a large desk, filled with open ledgers, sheets of papers with calculations scribbled in pencil, and empty cups of coffee, glasses of brandy, and bottles of brandy. A large blackboard covered in abstruse math forms the backdrop to the scene.(cont.)
"...Maka." Mikahil straightens up."...You're not wearing any pants." Distraction achieved."What's going on?" You ask them."Mister Mikahil wants to destroy the central bank of Tianna and salt the ruins.""I wanted to shift Tianna to a double-currency system where we'd use cowries on the internal market and silver coinage tied to the Guild dinar for imports and exports." Mikahil explains."That's not what you said.""That IS what I said.""That's what YOUR MOM said.""Have you been drinking?" You ask, waltzing in and picking up one of the bottles."We're patronizing Tianna's struggling spirits industry." Roan nods sagely. The two of them lift their half-empty glasses in unison."Oh, Mikahil." You grin."Yes?"You give a shove to Starfall, pushing her into the room."Starfall, meet Mikahil. Or, I guess you already know him?""I, uh." She hesitates. "We took a shower together yesterday."Mikahil blinks, stares at her, then stares at his own glass. "Is it normal that I don't remember?""It's normal." She replies, shrinking away."In that case." Mikahil delicately takes her hand and kisses it, impeccably."Pleased to meet you, Starfall."Starfall catches fire (or maybe it's just an Essence display) and hides behind you. "L-l-likewise.">About the economy>About trade>About Pearl>About this dual-currency plan>(Other?)
>>38646921>About Pearl>About this dual-currency plan>We took a shower together yesterday>"Is it normal that I don't remember?"Radiant, why are you so good
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38646921>About the economy"Did I accidentally Tianna's economy? Uhhh... sorry. Didn't mean to do that."
>>38646921>About this dual-currency plan>About the economyStart drinking in preparation of GLORIOUS SOLAR MATH.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38646921>>About this dual-currency planThis have any thing to do with your dreams Mik?>"I, uh." She hesitates. "We took a shower together yesterday."Starfall is a cutie
>>38646921>About this dual currency planSurprise shipping and liquor-fuelled economic policy. We're doing well tonight.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38646921>About the economy>About trade
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38646921>(Other?)"So you've showered with Mikhail, Starfall? Intriguing. Tell me more."
>>38646921>"So you've showered with Mikhail, Starfall? Intriguing. Tell me more.">About Pearl>About this dual-currency plan
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38646921>about the economy>about trade>about the planWe still have to swear that damn oath to Ocean Godfather so that he'll speed up our ships
>>38646921>About the economy>About trade>About this dual-currency plan
"So." You know you're going to regret this. "Tell me about this plan you have.""Basically." Mikahil starts, putting the glass down. "We secured a lot of silver ingots from the Lintha, and I wanted to put them to good use by stamping Tiannan coinage. It would be a strong, stable currency, tied to the Guild's dinar, but with a lower weight and slightly higher purity.""His crazy idea is that giving the coins a higher purity will be perceived as more trustworthy by foreign commercial partners." Roan butts in."Why is it crazy?""Because there's no guarantee that it'll work, and that people instead won't just see it as an trick coin that's meant to be debased later on. Coral tried that once.""Coral's never been trustworthy on currency issues." Mikahil replies, quite confidently. "We're different.""...So we'd keep the shells for our internal economy?" You're not sure you follow."Yeah. Also, stamping our first run of coins as commemorative for the foundation of Pearl will be great publicity.""...Publicity through coins?" You just give up at this point and chug down some of that brandy. "...Anyway." You glance at poor Roan Denzik, completely out of his depth. "How's it going with the supplies coming from your family? The stuff we need for Pearl?"He groans. "We'd take this currency at face value for now, if you guarantee its purity. So, there's no problem with supplies. The only problem could be shipping. Bad winds and currents, storms..."You snap your fingers. "Speaking of which, Mikahil. I secured an alliance with the Ocean Father, but we have to make some Oaths, because he wants something in exchange but he's being mysterious about it.""Oh? When are we doing this?""Tomorrow at dawn." You glance out of the window. "Five yours or so. Maybe you should catch some sleep. You too, Roan."(cont.)
"One last thing." Mikahil informs you. "I was thinking about stamping a higher-denomination coin in gold, but Valeriana also said she could need the gold for distilling Orichalcum and making Aspect decorations and essence-channelling geocircuitry in the Manse. What's your call?">Leave all the gold to Valeriana for artifacts and engineering>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of Valeriana>Split the gold 50-50>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of Mikahil>Leave all the gold to Mikahil for economy and coinage>(Other)
Rolled 10 (1d10)You know what we should do ?Buy the charm that let us make a social attack on anyone seeing a picture of us, and then mint coins with our face on them
>>38647207>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of Valeriana
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38647207>>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of ValerianaAny she doesn't end up using can back into coins, but Orihalchum sounds noice.>>38647220Horizon to Horizon does that.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38647207>>Split the gold 50-50
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38647207>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of Valeriana
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38647207>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of Valeriana
>>38647207>Split the gold 75-25 in favor of ValerianaHard choice, gold coins are always neat, but the Manse is priority. Let's keep gold coins as the truly special and rare coin. Everyone has silver, then Maka goes and bless someone with gold, etc.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38647207>75-25 in favor of Valeria, with any surplus going to the economy
>>38647220Yes. Yes, yes, yes, YES!
I think Mikahil is my favorite party member in this quest.He just needs an equally scheming Wise Wolf Lunar Mate.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38647220That sounds like a bang up plan for the aftermath of this spat with the Prince.We should just be mindful that doing this will give us many more resources and followers but will also make us even higher profile to the Realm and the Sidereals.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38647277He has a Lunar MateDid you forget about Five-Tails?
>>38647220Would having Horizon to Horizon allow us to make a social attack on potential crooks, thieves and counterfeiters that amounts to "please do not clip, shave, melt down or otherwise lessen the value of these coins. It would make me sad"?
>>38647220>>38647261Soon enough, Maka's coins would be the equivalent to a teenager's first playboy magazine. Some of them would go on to be enshrined in people's houses and worshipped daily.They also completely fail as currency because no one wants to use them to pay for stuff.
>>38647288>Five-TailsI didn't start from the beginning of this quest so I didn't know.There's no pastebin character sheet for party members and allies in this quest.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38647313>I didn't start from the beginning of this quest so I didn't know.You should at least start from the recap threads
"Leave her three-quarters of the gold. The Manse now is a priority." You tell him."Alright. I guess it'll be a small run, so we can focus a bit on quality. It'll be very symbolic. Besides, it'll make quite an impact, since no one else uses golden coinage." He nods. "Besides, Roan, we still have that prospection to carry out in the area 'round Pearl, right?""You're going to draw a lot of attention." Roan warns him."Staying under everyone's radar is no longer an option." He notes. "At this point, it's better to just go all-in.""I hope it won't burn you out." Roan sighs. "You're good trading partners.""Just wait until we're out of this crisis and Ill have enough time to crash the west's economy and rebuild it from the ground up." Mikhail replies confidently.Roan laughs at the joke. You shake your head, knowing it's not.In all this, Starfall has been silent and hidden behind you.>Keep carrying her with you>Let her go>Tell her to go and introduce herself to everyone else.Combined with:>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan>Go and see Amata and Tia>Go and see Pyre Spark>Go and see Millian and Regis>Go and see Irene>Go and see Samiel>Look for Speaker>Head to Dancing Smoke>Explore the Titan>Head to Pearl>Head to Freeport>Stay with Starfall>Stay alone>(Other?)
>>38647303Pretty sure you can use social to say "this is trustworthy money" and nothing else
>>38647313If some players puts one together, I'd give out extras XPs or a request, like with fanart or writefaggotry.(otherwise I'd write one myself, but it would mean doing it instead of running threads, since i'd use the same time)
>>38647220Do this. Stamp either Maka by herself or (to be a little more subtle) the trio of Maka + Amata and Tia (three queens) on the heads side.We don't even need to buy the charm immediately - in fact it might be better if we didn't. That way the coins will seem entirely benign to everyone. Then when they are widely distributed we buy the charm and people all over creation suddenly take an inordinate interest in the coin. For added points, predict that this will cause a spike in demand for the currency, and keep a surplus to exchange on excellent terms once the charm is bought.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38647352>>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Amata and TiaBefore we get there, can we ask her if she knows about the Titan,I mean not in those exact words, but like anon said, she's been spying for a while, how much does she know?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38647352>ask the poor girl what she want to do>Introduce her to the wife and the husband, if that's ok with her>Leave her in the care of our wonderful fiancee>Then head to talk to Dancing Smoke
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38647352>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Amata and Tia
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38647352>>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Amata and Tia
>>38647352>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38647369I'll give it a go, I'll see about having it by either the end of this thread if I'm lucky or by the next one.
>>38647352>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Amata and TiaAlso we should cover up our lower parts if we're going to see Tia.I vote outfit #10
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38647427Sure I don't mind changing, 10 is fine.
>>38647352>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Amata and Tia
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38647352>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Amata and Tia
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38647313Are you at least reading the archives?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38647352>>Keep carrying her with you>>Go and see Valeriana and ZaanAmata and Tia will probably result in lewds, so better to get the others pit of the way first.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38647352>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan
>>38647427No no, we need to let her see Maka inthe current outfit at least once! Amata as well, we need to show them every costume once.>>38647313Soon. I am working on it, but it will take Soon(tm) long.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38647582>pit of the wayOut. Out of the way.How the fuck did I manage that.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38647352>>38647582I have to agree with this, TBHI want to see what the brainiacs are doing.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38647594This was a fucking pain to post and my vote and dice are not included. Fml.>Keep carrying her with you>Go and see Valeriana and Zaan
You linger in the archive, exchanging a few more words with Mikahil and Roan, before saying goodbye and leaving, heading, with Starfall, towards the nearby library."...Did you really sneak in Mikahil's shower?"She nods. "I.. uh... Mikahil is one who, um... who I felt he could find me, sometimes. He's sharp. So... It was kind of a game. I wanted to see how good I could get.""Mikahil IS sharp." you admit. "If you managed to sneak up to him that casually, you must be... amazingly good."She nods, blushing. "Five Tails said that too."You pause. "Did Five Tails find you?""A couple times. Had to run away. Hide. She... didn't like me being too close to Mikahil." She touches a shoulder nervously. "Knifed me once.""...That sounds troublesome.""No, it's okay." She replies. "We talked things out.""...I see." That must have been quite a situation. "So why didn't she tell us anything?""I asked her not to.""I'm surprised the didn't say anything to Mikahil either." You note. She just shrugs."...wait a second. Miakhil is one of the people you had more trouble sneaking up to, and you've been in the shower with him." You reason.She nods. You point to yourself. "...I'm not even sure I want to know what you managed to do to me. Actually, no, I'm curious, tell me."Starfall hesitates. "I, well... um...""I'm not going to get mad. You know I don't mind being watched. I'm just curious."She fidgets and blushes furiously. "...You and Tia are spectacular in bed. It's incredible.""...Did you just watch, or-""I've tried but... I can't keep up with you."You try and remember. Once the lights are out...That would explain a couple of times where Tia suddenly seemed a lot less energetic and assertive than usual, only to switch right back. Alright, you're really impressed. You knock and open the door to the sorcery room, and find yourself in the middle of a very bizarre scene.(cont.)
>>38647630If Maka had known it wasn't Tia she could have held back a bit, Maka's Tia setting is way too much for anyone else.
Books and scrolls are scattered absolutely everywhere, after what you can only imagine as a furious study session. The desks and lecterns are filled with sketches of blueprints for Pearl's manse and city, ranging from the well-drawn to the utterly messy, and from the sensible to the utterly hilarious.In the middle of the bibliocarnage, sitting on a "sofa" made of piles of books roughly stacked in something vaguely resembling the appropriate shape, you see Valeriana, sitting with a small cotton-tipped stick in her hands, with Zaan lying on the "couch", head on her lap. She's in the process of cleaning his ear.And they're both very surprised of seeing you stumbling into the scene like this.A few seconds of silence follow.>Wait.>...I didn't know you were... like this. When did this start.>...Sorry for disturbing. (leave)>Please continue, don't mind me!>I thought you were supposed to finish the blueprints and then focus on sorcery?>(Other)
>>38647666>Wait.Oh hey are you two mates?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38647666>Wait.
>>38647666>>(Other)Should I come back later, or?
>>38647666>>...I didn't know you were... like this. When did this start.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38647666>I'll leave now, just tell me when I can come back
>>38647666>...I didn't know you were... like this. When did this start.>Please continue, don't mind me!
>>38647313>>38647423>>38647594I actually have a small compendium already, or at least a list 80% of the cast. I can post it in a couple of hours when I have a computer again.>>38647666>Please continue, don't mind me!
>>38647666>Please continue, don't mind me!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38647666>Please continue, don't mind me!>...I didn't know you were... like this. When did this start.
>>38647666>Please continue, don't mind me!Good for them.
>Please continue, don't mind me!
>>38647666So Val found her Lunar Mate before Karas did.
>>38647666>Please continue, don't mind me!Is anyone having troublesnposting?
>>38647700The whole cast or just the Exalts?
>>38647749Exalts, sans the newer abyssals, and most relevant mortals I believe.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38647666Voting for this >>38647681
You cough amusedly. "Please continue, don't mind me!"Valeriana jumps up, knocking Zaan to ground in the process. "As if we could!" She protests. Then, ass soon as she realizes: "...Oh. Sorry."Zaan slowly stands back up, holding his head in pain. "...We just finished - well, Valeriana just finished, I just helped a bit... anyway, we did the designs for the Manse... She wanted you to look at them and decide on one."She nods vigorously. "And we thought that we'd take a break before working on the sorcerous aspect of the whole... you know. The plan. Or whatever we're calling it now.""Oh, let me introduce Radiant Starfall."This time you don't even have to shove her! "H-hi."Both of them blink, confused. "...Hi." "Hi?""Radiant Starfall is a Night-Caste solar that's been spying on us all because she wanted to help but she's too shy to meet people and so she tries to hide behind a secret identity by roleplaying as a magical girl-""Maka! Maka! Please!" She struggles trying desperately to shut you up. Then she turns to the two of them. "So, how about those designs?" Subject-Changing Prana.Val and Zaan stare at each other, then, still a bit confused by the sudden turn of events, They start gathering up the blueprints and showing them to you."So, you remember our first design?" Valeriana spreads open some of those drawings in front of you. "A pyramidal structure, with a tower reaching up to two hundred meters on top of that?""...yes." Looking at the drawings, it DOES look quite insane."Well, we need to cut corners, so the tower needs to go.""Aww.""For now. We'll complete it when we've got time. Our focus is on having the bare minimum of the structure, plus the defensive facilities. So I've re-designed the pyramidal section as a eightfold-patterned sunburst-shaped fortress as an alternate design, and as a circular, conical structure, and redesigned all the internals""...What's the difference?" You feel confused by the complex designs.(cont.)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38647907>star fortYES.jpg>ass soon as she realizesPaging Dr. Freud
>>38647907Aw my phallic imagery>"Radiant Starfall is a Night-Caste solar that's been spying on us all because she wanted to help but she's too shy to meet people and so she tries to hide behind a secret identity by roleplaying as a magical girl-"Bullying the Night caste is now something that must be done all the time.
"Well. A square pattern has the most weapon emplacements and rationalized fields of fire for Essence artillery and conventional shooting attacks."You nod."A sunburst pattern has overlapping supporting walls, making the structure much stronger, not to mention capable of supporting heavier stresses and bigger weights and loads.""I see.""And a circular pattern means that we can play with symmetry and access points better, improving our logistics organization and troop movements within, and making it easier to defend from infiltrators.">make it a square pyramid weapons platform.>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.>make it cone-shaped logistical strongpoint.
>>38647925>Paging Dr. FreudJa?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38647944>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.
>>38647944>>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.there is a reasonthat Europe went to star/starburst forts after the RenaissanceAnd that is because they are naturally excellent defensive structures, *if* you can build them.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38647944>>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.Hey EF is this going to mess with our Manse stats?You know the ones we picked out back when we first designed it?
>>38647928Do not bully the Night Caste>>38647944>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.
>>38647944>>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.>>38647928Zareen will be willing to help us out
>>38647944>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.
>>38647964>don't bulky the nit casteAnd now I just realized that there's a good chance that Tia knocked her up while she was testing her stamina against us...
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38647944>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.Starfort now!Not to mention that it would allow us to have heavy stuff in top of it. Like statues
>>38647963Yes. It will give you a focus towards firepower, defense, or logistics.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38647988Will our religion stat take a big hit?
>>38647944>>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.Surviving longer will allow both attack and logistic, and these two things won't help if the Manse is destroyed.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38647997Cult is representative of people in Tianna directly worshipping us. It's not a rating of the size of Pyre Spark's congregation.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38648234Not what I was talking about, back when we were designing the manse in Val's thread each design had a +/- attribute and we chose one that had +religion, I was wondering if that had changed with the redesigning of the manse.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38648254Ah I understand. Well from what EF said we're changing the pyramid design it started with and forgoing the tower at the moment. It'll still be a cathedral style manse though, we just changed the layout.
>>38647944>make it an eightfold-patterned sunburst fortress.God, between the tower that is later going to grow out of the center of the sunburst and the base design, this is going to be pretty ballin'.
>>38647997(It won't affect that.)"...go with this." You hand her the sunburst pattern's design. It looks like two squares crossed with each other, creating a sturdy-looking compass star with eight points. "I have a good feeling about it.""Alright.""So, the foundation is already ready, right?""Sort of. The focal chamber will be underground, heavily reinforced. It will have all the military facilities, barracks, armories, command and control, and the war room and so on." She lowers her voice slightly. "Also, a secret passage."You nod."I'm designing the ground levels, and I have some modules to put there. What should we have?""How many levels are we talking about?" You wonder."Well, in the fortress level, it's going to have about twelve floors, and I'd split them, broadly, in three groups of four. So three. Of course, upper levels are going to be smaller, but not by much.""And then we'll have the tower? Later, I mean.""Yeah, don't think about it now. We'll add it later. We can go crazy with it." She seems rather eager.(pick 7)>auditorium>bath>bedroom>dining hall>inner garden>kitchen>laboratory>library>offices>prison>servants' quarters>smithy>sorcery room>stable>storage area>temple>throne room >workshops>weapon emplacements>fortifications>(other?)(Feel free to make up stuff if you feel creative. You can pick multiples and suggest other ideas.)
>>38648706>temple x2>throne room>bath house>auditorium>bedroom>sorcery room
>>38648706>workshops>weapon emplacements>fortifications>stable>storage area>prison>inner gardenAll of the military installations and a fancy inner garden we can't put on the tower.Everything else, we can just put on the tower once it's built.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38648706>kitchen>workshops>smithy>weapon emplacements>throne room >storage area>fortificationsFor maximum self sufficiency and defense.Will the eventual tower we put in there have modules like this?
>>38648706>weapon emplacements>fortifications>throne room >kitchen>bedroom>bath>servants' quarters
Just to be precise, I listed normal stuff there, but there's plenty of crazy stuff you can think of. A room of artificial wyld for Silk, an AI, a giant statue, a wine fountain, an artificial volcano with lava bath, a giant cloning facility for mass-producing maids, whatever you can come up with.Or, you could put that stuff on the tower later.Then Valeriana will probably ask you how you plan on making it happen, but that's just more gameplay.
>>38648706>kitchen>servants' quarters>workshops>storage area>stable>weapon emplacements>fortificationsIt's the ground floor, let's put the important stuff further up, closer to the sun. And stables should really be on the ground level.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38648706Hey EF, can we get like a big open practice grounds, something that will let us train a butt ton of mortals at once with TWTT
>>38648706>offices>prison>smithy>storage area>workshops>weapon emplacements>fortifications
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38648755>>38648749Here then. Replace Throne room with AI.
>>38648706>Temple (open roof?)>gardens (join with temple?)>baths (join with temple cause fuck yeah)>throne room>bedroom>servant's quarters (join a few with the bedroom)>sorcery room
>>38648706>servants' quarters>offices>weapon emplacements>fortifications>workshops>stable>smithy
>>38648749>Will the eventual tower we put in there have modules like this?Sure.>>38648764>Hey EF, can we get like a big open practice grounds, something that will let us train a butt ton of mortals at once with TWTTWhy not.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38648706>sorcery room>auditorium>bath (big open air bath here)>laboratory>library>temple>workshops
>>38648755...fucking exalted.I can't think of all this cool stuff right now.
>>38648755Artificial Wyld? I like the sound of that. A lot.
>>38648772>>38648792Note that this is planning for the ground/fortress level. Amenities go in the tower. Bottom level should be reserved for functional purposes.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38648706For know this is the ground floor for the manse specifically, so we don't need all the important, important stuff, we can put those in the other places and we can make some of these other things around the manse in the rest of the city when we have time for that.So>dining hall>servants' quarters>kitchen>stable>storage area>workshopsAnd then I like anon's big training ground idea, someplace for doing Tiger Warrior drills.I really like the idea of the Artificial Wyld, but I would rather have that somewhere closer to what will end up being Maka's room, so Silk can be close to her more often.
>>38648706>Throne room>weapon emplacement >fortification>Exterior dance plateforms for performancesWe need places to dance and be seen
>>38648815Especially if Val learns Wyld-Shaping Technology
>>38648755>artificial wyldYour magitech boner is showing EF
>>38648815It also means that if Silk can move there at least temporarily she won't be exposed in the Wyld Swamp when the Silver Prince comes, and that she can gather ambient emotions more easily for gossamer.
>>38648706>offices>prison>smithy>servants' quarters>workshops>weapon emplacements>fortifications
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38648755Hey EF, to be clear the actual manse building is going to end up being like Castle Tianna right?Not like in actual design, but it's going to be Pearl's center of goverment and Maka's home?Can we use a bit of Castle Tianna's lay out to help us plan it out so it doesn't end up looking like a mess
>>38648706Found this picture a little while ago and it reminded me of Val. Maybe a weapon/outfit upgrade?
>>38648837We need a temple, at least a small one with a statue of the UCS in the open, or otherwise it won't be much of a holy city when it's done. The temple should be huge in the end, but we need to start it now.
>>38648706Adding>templeto my vote here >>38648854
>>38648904Temple goes in the top of the tower. Accept no substitutes.Just put up a shrine for now. I'm sure the Most High War God doesn't mind that we prioritize given the possible siege scenario we're facing.
>>38648706>Temple>Throne room>wyld garden>open baths>platforms and poles for dances and festivities>Workshops>huge plaza and heavily decorated plaza
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38648904We had plans for a temple to be build in the Tower, but if we move it here we can change that to something else later I guess.
>>38648956If we have a special celebration during the founding of Pearl, it would be extremely beneficial and fitting to have it. Making it a part of the festivities would be perfect.
>>38648986We're not going to be having a celebration until everything is done, especially not when a Deathlord is on their way
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38648986Pearl, as in the rest of the city, won't be done until well after we deal with the Deathlord and finish building the tower to go with the manse.
>>38648895(Don't worry. Valeriana is in charge. Which means that if she wants it to look like a mess, it WILL.)"Let's do it like this. For the bottom block..." You let your creativity run rampant. "...Well, of course, leave space for fortifications and weapons emplacements. I want it to be a completely impregnable fortress."She nods, taking notes and sifting through her papers. "Of course, of course.""It should also have all the workshops, production facilities, everything we might need. Both militarly and economically. Stick quarters for the servants and laborers there. It will be the most accessible floor, and I want it to be a centre of industry."She giggles. "Oh, I like that. Imagine... So many assistants, so much production capability for aaaaall the toys I can think of... Yes..." Her giggle is somewhat unhealthy, but you decide it might be better to let her be..."You should add... mh, appropriate storage to service the facilities.""Of course.""And the Temple to the Unconquered Sun."She seems surprised. "I thought you'd put it at the very top.""Why not both?" You shrug. "In times of peace, we'll leave the ground level part open to the public, so this will be for general worship. It would be a hassle for everyone to climb to the top of the tower.""Makes sense. Oh! Oh!" an idea strikes her. "How about... we build it central, and leave a shaft going aaaaall the way down from the very top of the tower to the very bottom, and built the temple around it. so when the sun crosses the zenith the light will go through the shaft and shine in the temple.""Just don't make it a security hazard.""I'll try." She nods energetically."And then, mhh... Either my throne room... or a bath?""I'd go with a large, open-air, common bath. Since this part will be open to the public. Put the throne room higher up.""Alright, go with that." You like that. Despite her occasional craziness, Valeriana has a good grasp of civil engineering. "What next?"(cont.)
>>38648743Pretty much agree with this.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38649094>"Makes sense. Oh! Oh!" an idea strikes her. "How about... we build it central, and leave a shaft going aaaaall the way down from the very top of the tower to the very bottom, and built the temple around it. so when the sun crosses the zenith the light will go through the shaft and shine in the temple."Super nice.
>>38649094>so when the sun crosses the zenith the light will go through the shaft and shine in the templeHuh, does the sun's course not change with the seasons in creation? That sounds like the sort of thing where they could have either gone "of course it doesn't, there's no reason for it to do so" but ALSO could have come up with a rationalization.
"Second level of three?">auditorium>(another) bath>bedroom>dining hall>inner garden>kitchen>laboratory>library>offices>prison>(more) servants' quarters>smithy>sorcery room>(another) storage area>(another) temple>throne room >(more) workshops>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>(other?)>AI System?>Open Barracks & Training Grounds?>Artifical Wyld?>Dancing Room?>There's also the proposal to leave all the amenities in the tower, for later, and focus the fortress levels on useful stuff
>>38649171Forgot to say: only 5 options here.>>38649147In creation, the orbit of the sun is always from east to west, and always crosses the zenith.
>>38649171I think the second level is definitely where the throne room should be, at least.
>>38649171>There's also the proposal to leave all the amenities in the tower, for later, and focus the fortress levels on useful stuffI'll vote for this.
>>38649171>AI system>Artificial wyld>Throne room>library
>>38649171>There's also the proposal to leave all the amenities in the tower, for later, and focus the fortress levels on useful stuffLet's go with this, and make the rest Maka's Phallic Tower of Pleasure.>dining hall>library>laboratory>offices>smithyUseful stuff for the city. Production on the first level, administration on the second, and i'd say the third should have diplomatic stuff like the throne room, the auditorium, the garden, the dining hall and so on, for visiting dignitaries and so on.
>>38649171>throne room >AI System>Artifical Wyld>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38649171Quick question, where's Maka's bedroom going to be, in the tower or in in the fortress?
>>38649171>artifiial wyld>sorcery room>dance room (open roof)>throne room>barracks and trainning ground>inner garden>servant room
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38649171>leave all the amenities in the towerWhat would this include?
>>38649171>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>smithy>offices>AI System?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38649171I guess this level should be administration and stuff>laboratory>library>offices>sorcery room>dining hall>Open Barracks & Training Grounds?>Dancing Room?>smithy
>>38649249Your call. Wherever you put "bedroom".
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38649326We might need a really big bedroom for functions involving a lot of people.
>>38649258Remove inner gardens and servant rooms for now.Will there be a...pleasure room, in the tower? Considering Maka, I think that is to be expected.
>>38649339With extensive reinforcements and lots of interestingly shaped furniture.
>>38649354Every level of the tower will contain at least one pleasure room
>>38649339>>38649354Why not combine both rooms then? They're basically the same thing.
>>38649339>>38649354>>38649361>>38649368Don't worry, the selection "bedroom" implies a bedroom entirely worthy of a) a level 5 Manse, and b) Maka.Keep in mind, this is a bedroom designed by Maka, for Maka, with the assistance of a Twilight specialized in architecture and with the use of Resources 5.
>>38649399>Keep in mind, this is a bedroom designed by Maka, for Maka, with the assistance of a Twilight specialized in architecture and with the use of Resources 5.I'm think condom dispensers.In every single chair, bed and table.
>>38649416>CondomsWhy would anyone ever use those?
>>38649368That works. Pleasure is a vague enough word for anything fun. It could be anything!Even Maka's bedroom!An official Harem Room would be interesting, though. Right next to the throne room/diplomatic offices.
>>38649399>Not Using Wealth 5Clearly we have work to do. How close are we to wealth 1 anyway?
>>38649171>AI System>Artificial Wyld>Throne Room>Open Barracks & Training Grounds>(more) fortificationsLet's make this the very heart of the fortress.
>>38649452>Harem Room would be interesting, though. Right next to the throne room/diplomatic offices.Anon, the harem room IS the diplomatic office.
>>38649456That's what Mikhail's currency-gaming plan is for.
>>38649459>>38649171Keeping with L2, Administration theme I think the AI should be here, as whether the enemy tries to invade from above or below they still have a whole level to get through first before they get to the AI core.
>>38649478Remind me, have we seduced all the ambassadors yet? because we should seduce all the ambassadors.
>>38649510Exactly. Losing the AI Core is basically a defeat, no matter how the rest of the battle goes, especially if it has wide scale control functions over the manse.
>>38649532Not yet, we let them go without being proper meetings and negotiations.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38649399Are we finally going to have a bed strong enough to not break?Will Val have to make it with Orichalcum frames?
>>38649589Will Val test it first hand?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38649613Can Val handle taking Zaan?Speaking of him, we should ask him if Val is his mate.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38649171>>(more) weapon emplacements>>(more) fortifications>AI System?>dining hall>auditorium>Dancing Room?>library>officesLet's make the 2nd level for more Civic functions while further improving the defenses of the Manse
>>38649645Can Zaan and Val handle Maka?This is a very good opportunity to propose the subject to them. Maka has only lewded two of the Three Rivers.
>>38649171>throne room >(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>offices>Dancing Room
Rolled 1 (1d10)>AI Core>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>offices>auditorium
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38649171Level 2 should have all the admin and clerical functions, as well as the AI.Level 3 should be for all the civic and diplomatic thighs.
"On the second level... I have some ideas. Well, first of all, make it the admin level. We run the city from there. So, my throne room, offices, and the main library.""...Sure." Val nods, scribbling more stuff down. Her handwriting is basically incomprehensible when she writes that quickly."And I was thinking... Silk.""Silk." She nods."Is there any way we can transplant her Wyld there? I'd like to keep her close. I'm worried that there won't be space for her in the upper levels, so...""Really?!" She interrupts you, suddenly eager. "Actually, you know?""Uh." ...what? "...what?""I've meant to go back to the Wyld for quite some time because I think I've stumbled on an interesting power and I'm eager to try it."You know that feeling, although it's hard to put into words. It's just like, a memory suddenly surfacing. The realization that you know how to do something, without having ever tried it."...About the Wyld?"She nods eagerly. "So I'd very much like to keep a lot of Wyld nearby."That does sound insanely dangerous, but then again you DID suggest that first, so you've got no one to blame."...Alright. And finally. You once said that you could make an artificial mind to oversee the Manse.""I can, but... Well, not from nothing." She mumbles."What do you mean?""I need... something to start from." She suggest, obliquely."Something to start from?""Well, I CAN build it from nothing, but it will take years. I can't speed that up.It's about... It's like having a baby grow into an adult on its own. You can't rush that. Unless.""Unless what?""Well, in theory, you can take someone and make him or her the new AI."You sigh heavily. "You're not talking about a human sacrifice, are you?""Well. The soul remains and becomes something akin to a local god, directly connected to the structure. But the original body is destroyed." She shakes her head. "From what I've read... It's how our predecessors used to do it."(cont.)
>We'll have the AI grow normally.>We'll look for a way to do it that doesn't require a sacrifice.>I'll find someone.
>>38649750>I'll find someoneSo who wants to be a machine god?!
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38649736>We'll have the AI grow normally.First Age Solars are not people we want to mimic
>>38649750>We'll have the AI grow normally.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38649750>>We'll have the AI grow normally.
>>38649736>We'll have the AI grow normally.
>>38649774>>38649784>>38649832>>38649842Oh c'mon. We don't need to force anyone to be a sacrifice. We'll ask nicely! I mean, there's probably plenty of people who'd love to be a super-intelligent computer who serves our every whim and nee- Uh, I mean, who does super-intelligent computer stuff!I am totally not the Great Curse guys you can trust me
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38649750>We'll have the AI grow normally.
>>38649736What benefits would an AI give us right now? It's something I want eventually for sure, but would it help significantly with defense?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38649750>>We'll have the AI grow normally.Even if we can't use it in the defense of the manse right now, It'll set a much better example, and probably have much better long-term consequences.
>>38649750>We'll look for a way to do it that doesn't require a sacrificeBrutal, man.This reminds me, what about Yarapn's baby? I'm guessing we will be seein it at the same time as Maka's babies. Children babies, not maka's makas "babies
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38649750>We'll look for a way to do it that doesn't require a sacrifice.What about Yaraon's kid? This would effectively be the same as being the god of the city, right?
>>38649884I'm actually pretty sure it's more moral to ask around if anyone wants to become an immortal slave, than to create a thinking being for the sole purpose of being an immortal slave, but voted to have the AI grow normally solely on the basis of anthrocentric optics.
EF, wouldnit be possible to change the rooms/modules later?
>>38649957When you put it that way, it seems more reasonable.
You slam your hand on the desk, so hard that Valeriana almost jumps back. "No." You state. "No sacrifices. Not even a volunteer. I'm not going to accept that."The though that... if you asked, almost anyone would say "yes", is quite chilling. It would be so easy... Just one word... Probably you wouldn't even need to charge it with Charms..."No." You say again, this time to no one in particular. "Forget about it. Make the AI the slow way. I don't care."Valeriana quietly nods, ignoring your brief tantrum. "...sorry.""Let's change the subject. Third level." You command her."...Third level.">auditorium>(another) bath>bedroom>dining hall>inner garden>kitchen>laboratory>(another) library>(more) offices>prison>(more) servants' quarters>smithy>sorcery room>(another) storage area>(another) temple>(another) throne room >(more) workshops>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>(other?)>barracks>dancing room>(other?)
>>38649982i keep forgetting to say this.only 3 options.
>>38649982All right this is basically our last chance for an outdoor garden. DEFINITELY GARDEN.
>>38649982>sorcery room>auditorium>laboratoryConcentrate all the thinky stuff together?
>>38649912>What benefits would an AI give us right now? It's something I want eventually for sure, but would it help significantly with defense?It would be of help, Maybe nothing critical, but it can direct weapons, organize stuff, help with the fact that you're understaffed.>>38649931>>38649942That's actually a good idea. It would be a new local god. You could as him to integrate with the Manse and become your AI.>>38649963Yes.
>>38649982>Bedroom>pleasure/harem rooms>open dancing room>"My bed better be really good, Val. We will be testing it as soon as it is ready."The Maka Floor
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38649982>kitchen>dining hall>auditoriumWe can use this as a diplomatic/conference centre
>>38649982>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>laboratory
>>38650036>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>barracksThe Maka floor should be in the tower.
>>38650036Why not put those things on the phallic tower?I'd put the more "diplomatic" stuff here, and leave the tower for the private and fun stuff.>dining hall>inner garden>auditorium
>>38650073Forgot to also link this to >>38649982
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38650006We also have the tower left, we can make a garden one of those rooms, something like a garden veranda on one of the floorsSpeaking of the Tower, how/where is that going to put in relation to the rest of the fort?
>>38650045You mean Maka's bedroom?>>38650035>Outdoor garden/inner garden>pleasure room>auditorium
>>38650078Because the diplomats would get all huffy and puffy that they're not having their balls and meetings in the swanky tower. We still don't have a barracks, and if we're putting all out military stuff on the fort itself, then we need one, and possibly a smithy.
>>38650078Gonna agree with this, (>>38650006 is me so don't double count that garden vote) with the addendum that the VERY FIRST tower floor should be the kitchens.
>>38650095>Speaking of the Tower, how/where is that going to put in relation to the rest of the fort?It grows from the centre of the fortress.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38650035>That's actually a good idea. It would be a new local god. You could as him to integrate with the Manse and become your AI.Well bring it up with Val in a second.>The though that... if you asked, almost anyone would say "yes", is quite chilling. >Who wants to die for me>everyone steps fowardIn Tia's immortal words, Maka is dangerous.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38649982>(more) weapon emplacements>(more) fortifications>barracks
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38649982>kitchen >bedroom (a big one)>inner garden>auditorium>sorcery room>dancing room>dining hall
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38650218Whoops >>38649995>kitchen >bedroom (a big one)>sorcery room
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38650095>Tower gardenSomething like this?
>>38649982>>dining hall>kitchen>(more) fortifications
Rolled 10 (1d10)I just realized our manse is going to be one of those huge tower dungeons in video games that are a huge drag to climb because the elevators are always broken at the bottom.
>>38649982>smitty>barracs>Moar weaponsFancy stuff can go in the tower
"Third level... Third level... Make it a large plaza. It needs to be a garden, with an auditorium and amphitheatre, and a space large enough to also work for... music, spectacles, shows, theatre, but also for drilling troops.""I can make it open-air with a moving roof, so you can close it when it's bad weather - or dangerous, but normally it's open."You snap your fingers. "Good idea. Go for that. How much space will you have in the tower again? For adding more stuff?""Oh, depends on how badly I can beat up gravity."You nod sagely. Makes sense.She finishes her notes and then gets a new, large sheet of paper and starts scribbling."...Valeriana?""Yeah, she's in the zone now. You got her started." Zaan, biting on an apple, walks by."Oh.">Talk to Zaan (about what?)>Talk to Starfall (about what?)>Go and see Amata and Tia>Go and see Pyre Spark>Go and see Millian and Regis>Go and see Irene>Go and see Samiel>Look for Speaker>Head to Dancing Smoke>Explore the Titan>Head to Pearl>Head to Freeport>Stay alone>(Other?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38650365>>Talk to Zaan (about what?)Hey Zaan, is she your mate?Are you going to marry her and make more shark babies?
>>38650365>>Talk to Zaan (about what?)"So are you two an item now, or what?"
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38650365>>Go and see Amata and TiaI seem to notice that our Night Caste is absent from that list. Where'd she go?
>>38650365>Talk to zaan>his solar mate?>how is talon and the three rivers?>wanna test my bed?>how is he doing with val's eccentric genius?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38650396You're blind, she's the second option
>>38650365>Talk to Zaan (about what?)So when did you and Val happen?HOW did you and Val happen?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38650365What else can we do?One of the things that we need to do is tell silk that she needs to start making hobgoblins. Then again we are going to Pearl tomorrow so we can tell her then. >Go and see Amata and Tia
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38650407I clearly am. I just forgot she was such a wallflower that she hid from my sight in that list.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38650365>>>Talk to Zaan (about what?)Ask about him and Valeriana>>Talk to Starfall (about what?)Apologize about that outburst.
>>38650365>"Oh, depends on how badly I can beat up gravity."Or seduce him to play along...>Talk to Zaan (about what?)What we walked in on.
>>38650365>Talk to Zaan/Starfall>Do you know of any cute mortal boy I could use to help Pyre Spark?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38650428>hobgoblinsIf she wants to make them, I remember her not liking other Fae, but I can't remember if that applies to hobgoblins too.She did get a bit stronger, but that might be like personal strength or even a Behemoth. We should see about getting some familiar charms, they would help in powering her up in a way that doesn't require her eating people's souls.
You sit down on the Book Couch and ask Zaan, with a sly grin: "...So, are you and Val an item now? Or what?"He shrugs, sitting down next to you. "She's smart, funny, and pleasant.""Is she your mate?" You press him."I don't know. Not every Lunar is a rape engine like Tia, you know." He replies, sounding like he's offended by the implication. "She might be. It's subtle, sometimes.""You were so cute together." You pike him in the ribs."Shut up." He replies, annoyed.In the meanwhile Starfall sits down ad the table, flipping through a book."...Is Talon alright?""He's made a complete recovery. Of course, he's changed a bit. This kind of trauma does that to people. You're never going to be the same. But he seems to be calmer now. More thoughtful. But... a bit less cheerful."You slowly nod."...Did you do it.""Do you always think about sex?""Yes. Did you?"*sigh* "We did."You're curious now. "...Just how spiky is your shark d-""Alright, enough." He shoves you off the Book Couch, embarrassed. "Val's busy now and I got sorcery to do and my private parts aren't something you need to concern with.">...It can be. (s+z)>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?>(other from previous options)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38650663>>(other from previous options)Well let's go see Amata and Tia then, we can seduce these two later.
>>38650663Don't actually TRY to see his private parts, but idly insist that everyone's private parts are something we need to concern with as we head off.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38650663>...It can be. (s+z)Second of the three rivers? Oh yeah!
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38650663>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?We got lots of stuff to do and he's got a lot of stuff to do
>>38650663>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38650663>...It can be. (s+z)>Everyone's privates is something I worry aboutJust a quickie, we need to finishthe collection
>>38650663>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?If he says no, then say >>38650721 as we leave
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38650663>...It can be. (s+z)How could Maka not hit on someone? We even need to compare him and Tia for maximum teasing
>>38650663>>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?
>>38650663>...It can be. (s+z)>I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to cum?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38650663I don't mind actually having sex with him, but do we have the time?
>>38650829Most probably. This can be a quick one and there is still the entire night, the exalts need no sleep.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>38650825Oh, you. I will second your silly pun.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38650841Well we don't, everyone else depends on them having the right charms or not, like Zareen didn't have them or she wouldn't have been passed out.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>38650862Err, wrong dice. And I meant to second everything, not justfhe pun.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38650663>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38650900Fucking hell.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38650663>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?Yeah no dont ask him aboit his shark parts
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38650663>...It can be. (s+z)>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38650663>...It can be. (s+z)>does it feel the same?
>>38649690>Maka has only lewded two of the Three Rivers.Tia goes without saying, but when did we lewd one of the others, I don't recall?
>...It can be. (s+z)Took long enough for a chance to hit on another Lunar.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38650982We haven't, I mean not the Lunars.We should see about getting all of them at once.>Three shapeshifting loversThat will satisfy Maka right?
>>38650982Sorry, I meant only one of them, but I mixed different thoughts and typed two. My bad.>>38651016Something we need to experiment with.
EF, please write faster. ;_;
>...It can be. (no roll, just friendly banter)>actually, I wanted to see Amata too in the Sorcery Room, want to come?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38651384Fuck me, forgot my dice.
The IPs rose by two. Just saying.
>>38651016>That will satisfy Maka right?No, she'll just get used to the new situation and wear them all out even faster.On that note, how many think Tia totally knew Radiant was sneaking into their bang sessions but didn't bother to tell Maka?
>>38651470...after this we are going to talk to her.
>>38651470I don't know, Tia doesn't have any awareness abilities or a good dice pool if I remember correctly.
>>38651508Yeah, but you'd think she'd notice an extra body amongst the tentacles.
>>38651508She probably has a few specialisations when it comes to Maka's maka. +5 dice to recognise lewdness and +9 dice for Maka lewds.She probably took breaks to let Starfall try Maka.
"...actually, I was just about to go and see Amata in the sorcery room. Mind tagging along?"Zaan seems quite pleasantly surprised with you not insisting. You can sense that his respect for you just went up a notch. He nods.You grab Starfall (and her book on Shogunate middle-era architecture) and proceed towards the room in question: an isolated, thick-walled chamber buried underground, well-guarded and warded and rather hard to access, or get out of. Guards let you pass, but they are quite watchful.Sometimes you wonder what's Amata's problem with sorcery. And then you wonder what her problem with gods is as well. And then you just conclude that Amata seems to have a lot going on.Remembering full well how much Amata hates being interrupted, or disturbed during sorcery, and also guessing that it must be generally a Bad Thing regardless of personal likes and dislikes, you knock on the heavy oak door, bound in iron and silver, sealing the chamber from the outside world.The one who opens is none other than Tia! Excited from seeing you, she makes a "shhh!" Motions urging you to silence, and whispers: "Amata is summoning DEMONS!" With all the giddyness of a five-years-old to a doll show.You and Zaan enter, silently. The room is wide, badly lit by brass candelabra, but filled with the dull glow of stale, trapped Essence. A circle of light, etched with indecipherable symbols, glows in the pavement, and you get the feeling that you are not supposed to approach it.
Amata is on the opposite side of the room. She's wearing a long white cape over a black tunic, a crown set with a large red glass-like gem, and carries a decorative longsword filled with fine runes and symbols, its hilt studded with gemstones.And she's staring down a being, sitting cross-legged in the middle of the circle. It looks more than a bit human, but its skin is a dark red, hairy, thorny, irregular, and its arms and legs are a bit too long. Horns sprout from its head, covered in messy black hair, or maybe strips of leather. It looks like a giant, mishappen ape more than a human.The creature lifts a hand, slowly. It's oversized, covered in claws that look like they could tear a tree in half. But a stern stare from Amata is all that it takes to cow it into submission."Do you bow?""I do." The creature's voice is a guttural, hoarse growl. It dips its head, until it touches the ground."Again." The creature repeats. "Once more." And a third time."As the pacts of sorcery require, I am yours to command, for, once more, I am beaten and have submitted." It lifts its head slightly. "For a time or a task.""Then I name you the task of clearing buried chambers in an underground complex at the behest of a person whom I shall name as director of works." Amata says, sounding like it's a rehearsed line, or one said many other times.The creature bows once again and then vanishes, leaving behind smoke and a rank smell of blood.Amata sighs and sits down on the floor. "Ugh. So annoying.">do nothing>tell her to take a break>ask for the situation>inquire about demons>introduce Starfall>leave her alone>talk with Tia>(other?)
>>38651585Oh Tia.>Resist touching the shiney
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38651612>introduce Starfall>ask for the situation
>>38651612>(other) Give her a hug, thank her for going through all this trouble.>Ask for the situation
>>38651612>introduce Starfall>ask for the situation
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38651612>tell her to take a break>introduce StarfallShe can only summon demons like once an hour anyway.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38651612HUGS
>>38651612>inquire about demons>introduce Starfall
>>38651612>ask for the situation>inquire about demons>introduce StarfallWow, Zaan, it's like you don't know Maka. Kinda sad with not having Zaan lewds.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38651612>And she's staring down a being, sitting cross-legged in the middle of the circle. It looks more than a bit human, but its skin is a dark red, hairy, thorny, irregular, and its arms and legs are a bit too long. Horns sprout from its head, covered in messy black hair, or maybe strips of leather. It looks like a giant, mishappen ape more than a human.Heh, blood apes. >introduce Starfall
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38651612>HUGS>introduce Starfall>ask for the situation
"Good work, Amata." You cheer her, stepping into the room carefully."Oh, Maka." She blinks. "Who's with you?""Y-your majesty." Starfall dives for cover."...is that an engineer corps uniform?" She seems puzzled. "Do I know you?""She's the mystery interloper." You grin. "The Angel of Light that took out all those spies in secret. Amata, Tia, meet Radiant Starfall, Night Caste.Starfall meeps.Tia sniffs her a couple times and then just nods approvingly. That simple, huh.Not so with Amata, who groans and rolls her eyes. "Night Caste." She says, like it's a horrible insult."A Night Caste is one of the sol-" you begin."I KNOW what a Night Caste is, unfortunately." She shoves unceremoniously Zaan back through the door. "Please wait outside a minute.""But I- the sorcery-" the Lunar can only utter before the door is slammed in his face.Amata leans aggressively onto Starfall, grabbing her by the uniform as she squirms. "Does she KNOW?">she does>she doesn't>ask her directly>wait
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38651972>"I haven't told her."
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38651972>>ask her directlyThat's a good question. Tia don't blurt out what were talking about.
>>38651972>ask her directly
>>38651972>That's a good question
>>38651972>I don't know. But she has stalked me and stolen my few rare underwear even while I was wearing them, so maybe.
>>38651972>ask her directlyStep in, while her reaction is understandable, Starfall does not need to be manhandled.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38651972>>ask her directlyDo you know why the Tyrant was originally attacking?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38651996>>38652022>>38652047Daaaaaamn
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38652174Pretty lucky
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38651972>ask her directly
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38651972>ask her directly
>>38652192STOP WASTING THE TENS FUCK.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38652279You can't stop me.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38651972>>ask her directly
>>38651972>"Not as far as I know. But that doesn't mean much."
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38651972>"Not as far as I know. But that doesn't mean much."Can we at least invite every exalted we know to one huge ¨before battle orgy¨?Invite as in MRP+¨Into my bed with you¨
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38651972>Hug Amata. Try to calm her>>ask Starfall directly
>>38652455Sure, we did that once, noneeason to not donit again.
>>38652496Aaaaaaaaawww...We haven't even initiated Val and our night caste is sooo cute...
>>38652519>>38652455>>38652305>>38652295>>38652230>>38652192>>38652047>>38652022>>38651996This is going to be the huggiest hug that has ever been hugged.
>>38652530I hope there will be another chance to hit on Zaan. The little guy is fun and deserves some Maka time for all of his help.
>>38652539I hope Exaltedfag finds a use for these, I mean... just look at them man.
>>38652557I get the feeling Zaan does not and has never wanted Maka time.
>>38652569Without flirting with him, he won't. A wink and suggestive comments could do the job.It was going to happen, but leaving won, a shame.
You turn to Radiant. "Do you?""...Know what?" She asks, confused."Do you?" Tia chimes in, interested in participating this fun game she doesn't seem to entirely understand."I don't KNOW what you're talking about!""DO YOU?" Amata rages, and Starfall just... vanishes from under you eyes.You give one stern look at Amata, and she sighs, lifting her arms. "...I know, I know. Sorry... Starfall, was it? I was being too pushy. I apologize. It's a very stressful time for all of us."A hint of movement draws your attention to just above you. You look up and see her, standing on the ceiling, looking up (or rather, down) to you. Both her hair and her clothes seem to defy gravity by going up rather than down, as well."..." She squints, clearly a bit upset."...Do you know? About the reason Tyrant came here, and... half of the reason the Prince is?""...I managed to overhear some of the Silver Prince's spies talk about a "Titan".""Nothing more?" Amata seems more relieved than worried now."Nothing more." Radiant Starfall admits. "Will you tell me what this Titan is, now?""...I can't." Amata sighs. "Just trust me, alright."Millian's shape becomes clouded in shadow. "...You do realize that at this point, if I really wanted to find out, it would be only a matter of time, right?"Amata turns to you with a supremely annoyed frown. "Night Caste." She repeats the curse-word.>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)>You should show her, Amata. She'll find out anyway. (s+z)>(Other?)(probably second thread later today, as a warning. might be a gaming thread, might be a discussion thread.)
>>38652530some of the abyssals are creepy though
>>38652595When you say Millian, you mean Starfall, right? I've been so confused because you keep mixing them up this thread
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38652595>>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)You could and there's nothing we could do to stop you, but we're asking you, please.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38652595>>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)"There are oaths involved."
>>38652569He just doesn't know what's good and we'll have to teach himBy the way we really should startgiving out ¨What Would Maka Do¨ bracelets to out followers, we'll need the manpower when we've dealt with this
>>38652595>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)>Subject Changing Prana: Hey Amata, check out my new clothes!
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38652595>>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38652595>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38652595>>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38652595>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)Those 10's would have been welcome
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38652662Forgot your dice mate
>>38652595>You should show her, Amata. She'll find out anyway. (s+z)I have a feeling this will help Amata to convince her siddie boss to be less of a dick and let her be more open with Maka.And Starfall could find interesting things for Maka if she went there, she's engineer corps.
>>38652563Sorry, not happening. It was you guys who wanted me to quit using your dice without warning you (to the point that you started filling my ask.fm with insults), remember?
>>38652595>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38652590That's just unfair though, Maka is an unfair existence.is someone just suppose to say No to her?
>>38652636Have I? blast, you're right. Sorry. I was confused and multitasked badly.
>>38652739If someone says no to Maka, then something is very wrong and she should be cautious.
>>38652728That's fair, I suppose. Sorry to hear they shat up your ask about it. I guess you reap what you sow
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38652756Exalt, God, some sort of monster, shit rolls.I'm sure there's some other stuff.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38652595Rollin'
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38652595>Starfall, please trust us. One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know. (s+z)>>38652590>>38652650Dude, he just GAINED respect for us for not demanding to know about his dick. I know fa/tg/uys are supposed to be socially clueless, but god damn, I'm a sperg and even I got the hint.
>>38652833So? He could have gained an intimacy, the roll wasn't bad. Not as good as desired, but not bad either.
>>38652640>>38652647>>38652669>>38652677>>38652685>>38652689>>38652693>>38652739>>38652822>>38652825Eh, seven successes out of a pool of ten. Dat's pretty good.
>>38652897That is a little more than good. That's pretty fucking amazing.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38652865Maka is at the point where her base stats are high enough to qualify as brainwashing if you consider an average mortal has maybe a MDV of four, you need to be literally Exalted to have a chance at saying no to her.Maka is dangerous.
>>38653019That's why she can't ask someone to be a sacrifice. They'd say yes, they wouldn't be able to say anything against her. Maka could get thousands to sacrifice themselves for her without a second thought.
>>38653019Maybe we should make a charm that makes us less dangerous to the general public.
Time to tip the scales."Starfall, please trust us." You say, gently taking a hold of one of her hands. "One day we'll tell you everything, but for now it's better if you don't know."[Social + Zenith = 2 6 3 7 5 8 8 7 10 8 = 7 successes]Starfall mumbles indecisively for a few seconds, torn, eyeing you, then Amata alternatively, then just nods. "...Alright. It seems something heavy, and if those baddies want it, well, that's reason enough to want to keep it secret. Just tell me... how important is it?""Enough to completely change the balance of power in Creation." Amata replies, without hesitation. "Never mention it to anyone. There are people who could understand even if you just mentioned that name, "Titan". And those people are the most dangerous.""Alright. Magical Girl Pinky Promise, your majesty." She says, taking a hold of Amata's hand and wrapping little fingers with her. Amata seems a bit confused by the gesture, but accepts it nonetheless. "But you're wrong about one thing.""...What?"Starfall steps back and nods knowingly. "...Balance of Power... there isn't such a thing in Creation. We're in the middle of chaos.""...You might be right." You admit."So..." Starfall awkwardly tries to keep the conversation going. "...Demons, eh?""Don't get me started." Amata sighs. "Useful, strong, but hard to handle. But we needed the workforce.""...You don't hate demons?" The Night Caste wonders."...Not particularly. Hate is a strong word. They're ANNOYING. Most of them... they don't do the things they do because they're evil. I can't get as mad at them as I would against, say, humans, or spirits. They're just alien.""The real monster is man?" Tia suggests, sounding like she ripped that quote from a children's book."Pretty much." Amata giggles. "Demons are just headstrong and weird and insane, but it's their nature. It doesn't mean that they're dangerous, of course. Just that it's meaningless to get mad at them."(cont.)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38652595>You should show her, Amata. She'll find out anyway. (s+z)
>>38653019That's why I want to put her face on coins after getting Horizon to Horizon Method.
>>38653019Zenith Caste, mang. I had a Storyteller who threw our circle of Solars back into the First Age. We ran into a Zenith who went by "Yes" because that's all anyone would be able to say to him.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38653101>Exalted>timetravelJust had to say it
>>38653019It's not brainwashing. She wasn't even using any charms. Flirting with another exalt isn't enslaving them to carnal desires or rewriting their personalities.Mortals would probably think about it for quite sometime, but it would eventually become just a fond memory they'd treasure while moving on with their lives. Maybe some infatuation in the beginning.And really, having people fall in love with Maka is not bad, she takes care of her followers and nothing bad comes out of it.
>>38653135Maybe he means that it was a first age campaign. That is, I HOPE he means that.
>>38653149Yes, it is brainwashing. Maybe you don't understand. We do not HAVE to use charms. Maka's charisma is supernatural without using them. We can convince almost anyone of anything just by asking them to do it. Unless Zaan has some good social stats, he wouldn't be able to resist what we want, charm or no charm.
>>38653174It's not brainwashing.
>>38653174That's not what brainwashing is. If you consider asking and being good at talking brainwashing, then you probably are brainashed by a lot of people everyday.
>>38653174We could certainly user it for brainwashing, but no, it's not, in the same way super strength isn't just just because you could kill a gut with it if you wanted to. It's unfair, sure, but so is any charming person talking to someone who's socially inept, or a kung fu master fighting someone with no fighting skills. We just have a larger pool of people inept by comparison.
>>38653275>in the same way super strength isn't murder just because you could kill a guy with itFuck typing on my phone.
You remember Starfall mentioning that she was supposed to be sacrificed as part of the rituals of a deranged, demon-worshiping cult.She doesn't seem to... particularly disagree with what Amata is saying, but her gaze is distant and thoughtful."So... I have a friend." She starts. "She... there's not a way to say this without making her sound like a bad person, but I promise she's not.""Oh boy." Escapes Amata's lips. "Go on.""She speaks to demons. And demons listen to her."Oh boy indeed. "...Is this about that seven-eyed whatever?" You ask."The Cult of the Seventh Eye?" Amata is suprised. "You know them?""You know them?!" Starfall echoes, but then realizes how bad that sounded. "I destroyed them a couple months ago.""It was YOU?" Amata seems utterly astonished. "...Alright, I'm REALLY impressed." She grins, ruffling the little Night's hair."Th-thank you, your majesty." She replies, with a shy smile. "So... er. Yes. The founder of the cult."You lift an eyebrow. "...Didn't you destroy it?""...She's not a bad person."Amata does much more than lifting an eyebrow, on the emotional roller-coaster with no brakes the last few minutes with Starfall are taking her through. "That cult murdered six innocent people, and it could have been much worse!""I know! I was supposed to be the seventh! But believe me, it wasn't her fault! The cult got hijacked by crazies!" The Night-Caste protests."Oh, sure, and it was just a COMPLETELY INNOCUOUS AND HARMLESS demonic cult!" "It was!" >Sorry, but Amata's right. You're sounding rather insane, Starfall.>Come on, Amata. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt.>Let them continue
>>38653135>>38653153Nice... reversals?Oh, no. There was time travel, and I'm aware that breaks the core setting. All I can say is that the Eye of Autocthon and a large number of Reality Engines were involved. We also went forward into the World of Darkness for a bit.
>>38653313>Let them argue. Go hug Tia for a little while.Oh boy.
>>38653313>>Let them continue
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38653313>>Let them continueInterrupt if it gets too heated, but try not to take a side here.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38653331Oh yea, I remember your tale on exalted general. Something about stopping the usurpation and finding a 'diminished' creation when you went forward again. >>38653313>Let them continue
>>38653313>Let them argue. Go hug Tia for a little while.Children, please. Mama maka got no time for this.
>>38653061Maka actually does have the potential to go full First Age now, is the thing. If she asked a city to jump, she'd receive an answer bellowed from ten thousand mouths atop a thousand rooftops: "How high?"But I'm pretty sure that isn't gonna happen. She's a decent person. Then again, First Age Solars were decent people, at first.
>>38653313>Let them continue. Get out the string and play with Tia
>>38653474Until the Great Curse is dealt with, every solar will eventually go First Age. It's just a matter of how long they can hold out.
>>38653313>Let them continue
>>38653474Yeah. Maka's at the point where she must be very careful because she's frankly fully capable of going full-on First Age. Think about it: apart from Amata's occasional antagonism and some times some other NPCs, we've got NO ONE keeping us in check but ourselves. >>38653516Yeah, but when EF tried to introduce a plotline to handle the Great Curse, he got shouted down. So I guess we're doomed.Anyway:>>38653313Can we try and calm them down and reason like adults?
>>38653474Well, I mean, we're aware SOMETHING influences our behavior now between our memories of our First Age incarnation's last moments, what the Deathlord and her Deathknight's were hinting at, and our own experiences.So, yeah, eventually we'll have to attempt to stop what's causing our irrational behavior,
>>38653548Pfft, what? Nowhere did EF concede about giving up on the Great Curse storyline. I'm sure that's what some faggots WANT, but nowhere did he say he was giving up on it because a few anons got buttmad
>>38653548>we've got NO ONE keeping us in check but ourselves. Didn't Maka actually consider exactly this subject at one point?Maybe UCS-sempai can help. We do have him as a mentor now, or soon.
>>38653597We have him as a mentor, yeah. It's even on our character sheet.
>>38653548>>38653567Plus basically now it's pretty clear that Maka's slowly but surely descending into sex addiction (and that's entirely our fault).I hope that not trying to fuck Zaan right in front of his new girlfriend dialed that back a notch, but on the other side I'm worried that the thread voted mostly against it just because he's male, and we would've totally tapped that if he was a cute sharkgirl.
>>38653548>Yeah, but when EF tried to introduce a plotline to handle the Great Curse, he got shouted down. So I guess we're doomed.I doubt EF is going to remove the Great Curse entirely however analpained some people got, it's far too central to Exalted's plot.
>>38653630>because he's malePretty sure that's not why, given everyone else we've fucked (Samiel, those Immaculate monks, etc.)In fact, I think it might have something to do with not wanting to be a total slag.
>>38653417Yup. I'm flattered you recall. It was an intentional deviation from the setting in certain parts. At the end of the campaign, our Dawn went forward in time once we settled things in the First Age, and our Night stayed behind. Only my Twlight and our Zenith returned to "modern-day" Creation to find Gethemane holding back a sea of chaos after the Wyld destroyed the Elemental Poles. Turns out the more democratic Deliberative we fashioned was too slow and weak in responding to threats against Creation. Still, Twilight with the Eye.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38653630I don't know, a lot of people in the thread seem just as likely to have sex with a male than a female. I mean not including UCS, because I mean come one, we've had people talking about having sex with Sammy, the other DB monks, Dancing Swallow when he comes back, someone mentioned wanting to bed Ocean Father last thread and wanting more cute boys too.I think the players in the quest are pretty equal opportunity sluts.
>>38653591Y'know, with us keeping the Titan and growing so powerful, I could see that becoming a central storyline in the not-too-distant future.
>>38653723Man, Dancing Swallow is going to throw a fit when he comes back.
>>38653630>>38653682I'm honestly pretty sure it was 90% sour grapes that he beat us to Valeriana (at least I don't REMEMBER us banging valeriana yet)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38653757He's going to be so mad.I can't wait for him to come back actually, our last conversation with him really made me love his character. He was cool.
You just resolve to let them resolve it between themselves. You don't know anything about the incident in question.The two start staring angrily at each other."...Demon cults are dangerous. What was she even THINKING? What was her aim? Her purpose?""I don't know! She wouldn't tell me!""Oh, so she's hiding it. Was it fame? Money? Power?""She's not that kind of person! The cult never harmed anyone until the Crimson Cabal took control of it!""Am I supposed to believe that?""I guarantee that! Please, your majesty, give me and her a chance! She can help you!"Amata frowns even deeper. "How?""...You need someone to direct the work of those demons, right?" She asks. "She can help. She can control demons.""Pff. She can't give orders to bound demons. Only the summoner can.""She can!"That sort of determined statement silences Amata for a while. She scratches her chin. "...Alright. I'll be magnanimous. If this woman turns herself in...""She's innocent!""...If she comes to us and offers us her services as a sorceress...""She's not a sorceress!""...her services, she will be cleared of all suspicion." She points. "But you're responsible for her, Radiant Starfall.""Thank you, your majesty!" Starfall bows. "You will not regret this decision!""...I hope not." Amata sounds concerned.Meanwile, you've spent the entire conversation in a hug around Tia, only partially paying attention to it, and trying to ignore the insistent banging at the door--oh.(cont.)
>>38653630Not getting any isn't how you fight a curse.>>38653567What irrational behaviour?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38653174That's not brainwashing, but it doesn't mean that it wouldn't be an abuse of power to tell people to screw themselves for our benefit.>>38653313>>Come on, Amata. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt.
>>38653630Pretty sure Maka isn't a sex addict. Tia is, though.Case in point: Maka never think that she *needs* the sex, she just do it because she likes it. Tia, on the other hand, grow pretty unstable if she doesn't have her Maka time.
>>38653196>>38653220>>38653275The argument of 'you'd be brainwashed by people every day' holds no water because none of those people have explicitly god-like/better than godlike charisma. There's a difference between being convinced of something and blindly agreeing because someone divinely beautiful said it. Especially someone whose entire job, basically, is telling people what to believe.
Amata, realizing as well, unlocks it, and a quite-mad Zaan storms in, snarling, his pointy teeth nearly jutting out. "What's the big idea?"You glance all at each other. "...Sorry." He gives you angry glares, trying to understand what was going on, but eventually gives up with a sigh. "Well. Should we start?" He asks Amata, clearly intentioned to forget about whatever just happened as fast as possible. "...Alright." Amata has regained her composure. "Starfall, please go fetch this person.""Yes, your majesty!" The Night salutes and disappears from plain sight."Maka." "Yes?" You ask her back. Are you going to participate in a sorcerous ritual? That sounds exciting."Your job will now be to keep Tia off my back." She smiles. "She keeps asking dumb questions and messing up my concentration."Tia grins from ear to ear.[SESSION END]
>>38653991The thing is, it's still not brainwashing.
>>38653630>because he's maleWe offered to fuck Regis two threads ago,
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38654015>[SESSION END]Thanks for the thread as always EF.
>>38653840I'm calling... demonblood
+2 XP: base+1 XP: planning the Manse+1 XP: the XP I'm going to give you as a bonus if you immediately drop the "social combat is brainwashing" argument and never go back to it.-2 XP: the XP penalty I'll give you if you keep at it. Which from now on will be a fixed stick I'll be hitting you with every thread where this discussion pops up.
>>38654022You can say it's not brainwashing all you want, but that doesn't hold water. People are being forced to do something, because their pitiful willpower cannot hold out against a 'pretty please' from a demi-god.The fact that whips, chains, and insults aren't involved doesn't make it not brainwashing. Unless you can provide a better argument than 'no it's not'?
>>38654064First thing I thought of.
>>38654076WELP, SO MUCH FOR ADVANCEMENT
>>38654015Wait why was Zaan mad?
>>38654076+1 QM XP for that>>38654079STOP
>>38654097Amata locked him out of the room to discuss the Titan in private, and then forgot him outside once you were done talking about that.
>>38654076And there I thought I couldn't like you more then I do, thanks for this birthday edition EF
>>38654015>session endAh, damn. I was hoping to have tome to ask Tia what shark penises are like.
>>38653991Eh, not so much. This sort of thing happens all the time, even in the real world, let alone the Exalted setting. On a smaller scale, sure, but the principle is the same, and it's never inherently evil.
>>38654076Which one?I feel bad that I have to think which argument it was, we have so many.
>>38654079>>38654076QM doesn't agree mate, best to let it drop
>>38654076Whoops, sorry EF, posted before I saw this.I'll drop it.
>>38654099Only because you asked so nicely anon. That's what I would have said if you'd asked nicely. As it is, fuck off.>>38654162Alright, if the QM wants it dropped, consider it dropped then. Sorry, EF.
>>38654079I'm going to forgive this post because it happened less than 10 seconds after my own, but that's all I'll overlook.>>38654139You can still ask her. I'm thinking about having a second thread, I can run for... 4-5 more hours or so. Should it be gameplay, discussions, or what?>>38654144...waaaatch it...
>>38654180SECOND THREAAAAAD WOOOOOOThese have become incredibly rare.
>>38652928In one game I get 11 successes from 9 dice, I broke the ST a little bit.I know it would be wrong to use The Tyrant as our AI but I want to think about how it could turn out.
>>38654180I'm down for more gameplay, personally - We've got The Silver Prince to prep for! Best get a-cracking!
>>38654180I don't mind either.How's the new system coming along though?
I'll be honest: I don't MIND the discussion itself. It's a compelling discussion about power, responsibility, and corruption, and so very much in theme in Exalted that it could well be something that gets discussed in-character between Exalts.But, it's also an Internet Argument Between Nerds On 4chan. No one will ever be convinced, or budge from his positions, and both sides will keep going at it forever, eating postcount and shitting up the thread.In short: it can be a worthwhile discussion, but it's impossible to actually have it here, so let's just drop it.My opinion, though, is rather mirrored by the mechanics of the Quest - there's no "unnatural mental influence" here, which leaves the border between "just talking someone into doing something" and "brain washing" basically nonexistant, and merely an issue of how much social firepower you're bringing to the table.In my mind, this is rather compelling - it does bring Maka to realize just how much power she has and how to properly use it.I imagine all Exalted had this in some way.Think how Starfall must have felt while exploring her powers: she can sneak up on anybody, learn anyone's secrets with just a little bit of work. She can steal basically anything. And she can probably kill anyone in their sleep, without leaving traces, and no one will ever know.While this doesn't probably apply to Exalted and magical beings who could detect her and fight her, it holds true in a city full of mortals who have basically no chance against her powers.That's fairly insane.What was it that Lincoln said? "If you want to test a man's character, give him power"? This Exalted Quest, where our main character is hitting some really high XP totals, is a great demonstration of that. Rather than getting in unproductive arguments about what IS or ISN'T brainwashing, try asking yourselves where "the line" should be drawn in the use of her powers.
>>38654448Hey EF, how about a short break? Tou've been at it for some time and a couple of anons are hot headed right now.The line is clearIt doesn't exist
Radiant Starfall seems to have her "line" (unless she's a serial killer and just toying with you, of course): Spying is apparently okay, people's private lives are sort of hers to do as she pleases, but she doesn't ruin people for shit and giggles or blackmail them for personal gain, and she doesn't hurt anyone (unless they are dangerous for other people or need to be brought to justice). She also keeps stealing down to a few personal items that won't be missed (Maka's panties, for example).This was just about personal use of powers, of course. You have no idea if she'd cut someone's throat in cold blood while they're sleeping, if she really HAD to. to like save the city from blowing up or something. You don't know how far she'd push that line under duress. She doesn't know either, probably....Actually this is making her sound a little bit like Jack Bauer, which is an image so wrong I kinda want it to be right.Anyway, yeah, sorry for the rant, just wanted to get it off my chest.Short version: the only difference between normal persuasion and brainwashing in this system and quest and setting is a matter of how heavy-handed you are, and the real issue is how you decide just how heavy-handed you should BE.>>38654291The system itself is ready - if a bit untested. I'm at the final phase now: writing charms.I'll keep the "you only get [ability] charms to pick from each thread" because it's a good excuse to write new charms slowly, a bit at a time, rather than having to write a fuckhuge list of them all beforehand.
(Millian hasn't been trained as a Tiger Warrior yet. She's Physical 1.)Exalted Quest (session 35) Post 31756087 Seems to be just that.(how do i link)
>>38654610You link by putting ">>" directly in front of the post number. If you click on a posts number a little reply window should pop up with this already done for you.
>>38654610...huh, you're right. Weird. For some reason my files listed her as still Physical 1. Well spotted, I stand corrected.
>>38654605Could there be a charm that lets an exalt pretend to be of a lower social score than she really is?Because for me the line for Maka is pretty simple: in casual conversation and among friends and subjects, no dice adders. When it comes to negotiation between two parties, the gloves come off.
>>38654759¨Veiling the golden Glory¨?
>>38654759Why? That's a terrible thing to do. Maka should not pretend to be something she is not (it even goes against her nude character), what she needs is just self control.
>>38654759>Could there be a charm that lets an exalt pretend to be of a lower social score than she really is?Yes. It'd be Night 3. It would basically make you less noticeable and impressive while active, and also grant a stealth bonus in crowds and such.new thread soon.
>>38654759That goes against the conceit of Solar Powers man, and would be a lame way for Maka to handle her powers.
>>38654759There is a charm to grant Maka's MDV to her followers. No need for disguises.
>>38654759>Could there be a charm that lets an exalt pretend to be of a lower social score than she really is?I don't see why that's fundamentally necessary. An Exalt with Physical 5 who puts their arms around someone and squeezes could turn them into a pulp, and on the other hand, could give them a comforting hug.>>38654794>Why? That's a terrible thing to do. Maka should not pretend to be something she is not (it even goes against her nude character), what she needs is just self control.... we could probably stand to get a dot of Temperance, though, yeah.
>>38654827You should think about taking a small break
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38654759I don't like this option.Like if we're lowering our social score we might as well just not roll our full dice pool, but that's kind of weak, like how low is low enough for our friends?What if it's important?What if only we think it's important?Just, we/Maka really need to be careful about the things we ask people, we shouldn't ask people questions or favors unless we're absolutely prepared for them to say yes, no matter how outrageous.Like, this thread we turned down Zaan and we denied looking for a sacrifice for our AI.We easily could have socialed those into happening if we really wanted to, but just because we could doesn't mean we should.
>>38654864>>38654759Why do you hate Maka and want to kill her? ;_;
>>38654874You're not my mom.
>>38654891Zaan is a strong and independent Lunar. Stop pratonizing him. This is what pisses me off, Maka might be OP, but he is also and Exalt.
Also, what about those guys who were working on a NPC pastebin?
>>38654965Give me an hour or two. How complete do you want it to be?
>>38654921No but I could be your private doctor if you wantedJokes aside, it wasn't my intention to sound like that, sorry
>>38654837>That goes against the conceit of Solar Powers manYes it does. We should inspire people to have a higher MDV when we speek to them.
>>38654991Your call. It's my hope that it will work a bit like a wiki, in the sense of collective effort. What you leave behind, someone else will add to later (maybe me, maybe someone else)>>38655008Just kidding, don't worry.
>>38654759A social 5 Solar doesn't necessarily need to flex their social 5 in everyday conversation.A bodybuilder doesn't automatically crush people's hands when they give a handshake.I mean, it's funny imagining Maka making absolutely everybody else feel totally inadequate at all times, but not something I want to deal with
>>38654605>...Actually this is making her sound a little bit like Jack Bauer, which is an image so wrong I kinda want it to be right.>Magical Girl Jack Bauer
>>38654759>>38654827I don't know, trying to beat it through the game system feels, flimsy to me.Like it all comes down to self control in the end, whether or not we choose to activate the charm or not, whether we decide to throw our full dice at someone one anyway.We just need to be careful about what we order people, nothing we wouldn't do, nothing we couldn't live with.Honestly this is kinda why I wanted Dancing Swallow around, a sounding board and a voice of dissent would go a long way to helping keep us in check.
>>38655175Here you go. New thread.>>38655135That is a more sensible statement, yes. The charm is possible, but hardly the most interesting choice.
>>38655135He had a raging boner for Maka. If he comes back, it will be to get rid of his blue balls.
>>38655068We should think about getting a mask for public events, something stop Maka from from hitting everyone full blast, we could go for looser clothes too but I think that's still too much for most of us.No this isn't just me loving masks.
>>38655068Social 5 literally Jay means you have a mundane understanding of how to convince people of things and an abundantly sparkling and charming personality. Throttling that down to lower levels isn't the same as not crushing someone's hand in a handshake, it's the equivalent of intentionally making bad arguments because you don't want to make good ones. The way you exhibit self control with high social skills isn't by learning a special technique to make yourself slightly more socially autistic. It's by ACTUALLY HAVING SELF CONTROL and not trying to trick people into things they wouldn't agree with. You know, in the sense that the super-strong guy isn't installing a charm to make sure he never exerts too much, but instead simply choosing not to ruin people with physical contact. Your idea is approaching a hypothetical problem from the dumbest angle possible.