Interlude: Wherein you are not Vlad Tepish.Last time, of Feral Necromancer Quest: Vlad Tepish brought a dozen people back to life. That sort of a power still kind of freaks you out, but magic is magic, you suppose. He then sent you and Lathrien to continue your search for the human shaman. While you managed to find him, both the shaman and Lathrien fell into some sort of a trance. You had to drag them both back for several days, fighting off wolves and the first winter snow. You returned to the ruin, where Vlad Tepish was waiting for you. You got fed and rested, and after you told him of what had passed, he attempted to awaken the entranced shamans, only to fall unconscious himself. That is not where the thirteenth installment of Feral Necromancer Quest ended, but it is where the fourteenth shall start.Housekeeping:If it was not clear from the introduction you will be playing Melandie, rather than Vlad Tepish this chapter.I have cleaned up and updated the mechanics and Vlad's character sheet here: http://pastebin.com/vBRyBWfKVlad Tepish rolled a nat 20 on punching someone, and I forgot to give you rank 1 in unarmed fighting explicitly. It has been added to the pastebin.Archive of previous threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=feral+necromancerTwitter @DeadQM for all your Feral Necromancer Quest updates.
You are Melandie, an elven huntress.Your holdings: A small camp on the outskirts of the desecrated land.Your minions: Lathrien, maybe?Your relationships: Vlad Tepish (ally), Lathrien (???), Bathory Tepish (indifferent), Human shaman (dislike), Elven Tribe (your tribe), Human camp (indifferent). Your skills, stats, abilities:Intelligence 1, Strength 1, Stamina 0, Agility 4, Perception 3, Charisma 0.Hunting 4, Awareness 2, Tracking 2, Bows 2, Melee 1, Survival 2Berserker rage. Your goals: Fuck. Bring the unconscious assholes back to consciousness. Make sure everything doesn't go to shit while Vlad Tepish is out.Fuck. Gods damn it what the actual fuck. Why the fuck would that fucking fuck say THAT and then fall unconscious. He said he's leaving you in charge. Of course, there was nobody there to really overhear, but if he was serious you have just inherited entirely too much trouble for your own good.Everyone you trust is unconscious pretty much, maybe comatose or something. You do not know if and when they are going to get up. And it is fucking snowing. And you haven't slept for more than thirty five hours.FUCK.>Find someone to yell at. >Find Bathory. She is the closest thing to a leader you have right now.>NOPE the fuck out of here. Hunt, or look for your tribe.>Just. Go to sleep. You can try to sort this out in the morning>Other
>>38750008>Your goals: Fuck.Well then.
>>38750008>Find Bathory. She is the closest thing to a leader you have right now.
>>38750008>>Find Bathory. She is the closest thing to a leader you have right now.You've made very happy Dead
>>38750008Dammit Dead, just when I was thinking I have nothing to do and i'm dead tired (pun intended) so I might just go to bed, you show up with this gloriors quest of yours!Keep it up man!
>>38750008Also >Find Bathory
>>38750008>>Find Bathory. She is the closest thing to a leader you have right now.
>>38750008>Berserker rage.Could you expand on what specifically that means within the context of this quest and its mechanics?
'Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck' you say under your breath all the way back down to the human camp.'You're sayin' it like you want it, luv,' a random human man says. 'I will bite your cock off, old man,' you say.You scan the camp for Bathory. You find her talking in a measured voice to some concerned humans. They are worried about their son not being properly human anymore. Yeah, well, Vlad can perform fucking miracles, and the bastards are whining that they cannot get some fucking honey along with them.You let her finish. You do not want your first act as the 'leader' of the tribe to be completely shattering any goodwill Vlad has managed to wring from these thankless bastards. She talks for way too long. There is no way that an exchange of information should take this long. You are starting to blink slower and slower by the time she notices you.'Melandie, you should be resting,' Bathory says.'No f-... No such luck. Vlad Tepish failed bringing back Lathrien, he's unconscious now,' you say.'Vlad? No, that cannot be right. He would not fail at such magic,' Bathory says.'Well, he did. So, do you know what to do, or what?' you say.'I cannot be certain. Let me say my good-byes and let us go back to where you left him,' Bathory says.'Gah, I hate going into the ruins,' you say.You start walking towards the ruins. The trees here are all dead. They do not look it, but it is impossible to not feel it. The animals keep away, and you do not feel very welcome here either.>Ask Bathory about Vlad's magic>Ask Bathory about her and Vlad's history>Tell Bathory Vlad left you in charge. Diplomatically.>You've done your part. Get some sleep>Other
>>38750488>Ask Bathory about Vlad's magic>Ask Bathory about her and Vlad's history
>>38750466Combat bonuses, no penalties from getting wounded.
>>38750488>>Ask Bathory about Vlad's magic>Tell Bathory Vlad left you in charge. Diplomatically.
>>38750488>You've done your part. Get some sleep
'So, Bathory, how does Vlad's magic work? Has anything like this happened before?' you say.'He has been in a trance for a few days before. Never unwillingly. I am hardly the best person to ask. The other elf, Vlad's apprentice, would know more,' Bathory says.'Yeah, he's not getting up either,' you say.'Well then. Let us hope they get better on their own,' Bathory says.'I don't think so. I need to get them up,' you say.'If I can have patience about Vlad, then so can you. In any case, is there anything you can actually do?' Bathory says. 'What's your deal with him anyways?' you say.'My deal?' Bathory says.'Yeah, how did you meet, what was he like, before. That kind of thing,' you say.'He has always been something like this. Never so motivated. But if he did set his mind to something he would do it. So I learned not to worry about him,' Bathory says.'Cool. So, I should not worry?' you say.'Not at all,' Bathory says.'Well, only, he said that if he passes out he's leaving me in charge. I'm pretty sure he was kidding, but...' you say.'That changes things. I do not know how his magic works exactly, but those dead things do follow all his orders, whether they hear it or not,' Bathory says.Fuck. You hadn't even considered that. Gods, you hope you do not have to direct THAT. Hell, now you think about it, the undead do most of the hunting and just about all of the heavy lifting for Vlad. If he is not controlling them...>Fuck, you have got to check. Try ordering some undead around.>That's bullshit. No way the magic works like that.>Fuck. You are too tired to even think about this. Sleep now.>Other
>>38750488>Ask Bathory about Vlad's magic
>>38750821>try ordering them around
>>38750821>Fuck. You are too tired to even think about this. Sleep now.
>>38750821>>Fuck, you have got to check. Try ordering some undead around.how would you ever not want to give orders to a bunch of skeletons?
>>38750821>>Fuck, you have got to check. Try ordering some undead around.
>>38750821>Fuck, you have got to check. Try ordering some undead around.
Oh come on. If it is something so vital, you will punch Vlad as soon as he wakes up.You walk up to a skeleton. It is standing completely frozen. 'Move to the left,' you say.It doesn't.'Jump,' It doesn't.'Hunt.'It goes off and you do not see it again. God dammit, so apparently there are SOME things they will listen to. Or maybe Vlad had left some advanced orders and this was a coincidence, or...or...The ground looks really soft. The darkness thing is bad. But, still.Woah.Nope, you got to get the fuck away from here. Staying here while awake could be dangerous, especially without Vlad conscious to control it.You go to your camp.You have made it quite comfortable. There is even a bear hide and it keeps you warm through even the winter nights. You just manage to get a fire going before you fall asleep.You wake up shivering. Gods, but it got cold quickly.>Get to hunting. The undead can rot for now.>Get this over with. Go see Lathrien and the others.>Try to gather the undead together and order them to do SOMETHING useful>Go to your tribe. The elder might be able to do something.
>>38750821>Fuck, you have got to check. Try ordering some undead around.>That's bullshit. No way the magic works like that.
>>38751043>>Go to your tribe. The elder might be able to do something.
>>38751043>Get this over with. Go see Lathrien and the others.>Go to your tribe. The elder might be able to do something.
>>38751043>Get this over with. Go see Lathrien and the others.
You have got to check up on them. They might have gotten back up overnight. Right. That sounds likely. Nonetheless, you at least need to know if they are not getting any worse. The shaman and Lathrien would not have eaten for a few days already. You have to deal with that situation as soon as possible too.You head back into the ruin. Bathory has gathered the three unconscious forms in one room. 'I have tried to feed them. They will drink water, but chewing seems to be beyond them. Good morning, Melandie,' Bathory says as you enter the room.'Are they alright though?' you say.'I am no physician. But from what I see they seem to be fine, just unconscious. Their hearts are beating slowly, but evenly. They are breathing. I do not know much else,' Bathory says.Lathrien is just laying there. It bothers you. You ache all over from the shitty rest and the work you did over the last few days. But still, it kind of hurts more to see him just laying there, no certainty he will awake.Asshole.>See what you can do here. Inspect the bodies closer. You are no physician either, but you have learned a little about herbs, like any hunter of your skill>Bathory has this handled. Go see what the undead are up to. >With Bathory tied up here, someone has to deal with the humans. Go there.>Try to get your elder involved.
>>38751425>Bathory has this handled. Go see what the undead are up to. then>With Bathory tied up here, someone has to deal with the humans. Go there.
>>38751425>Try to get your elder involved.>With Bathory tied up here, someone has to deal with the humans. Go there.
>>38751425>With Bathory tied up here, someone has to deal with the humans. Go there.>Try to get your elder involved.
Wait, can Melandie even speak in human?I thought she could talk to Bathory becouse Bathory does speak elvish?lets rather> Go see what the undead are up to.
>>38751547She's been around Vlad and the humans long enough for very basic speech. It would be awkward, but you might be able to help out.You have to make sure of the undead thing. Perhaps they will follow some commands. If not, you have to seriously consider how you would dispatch a horde of uncontrolled undead, if he were to die.What. It could totally fucking happen. Vlad only seems immortal, he is not yet.If he dies you are all fucked anyways. You have to work under the presumption that he will come back. You go up to an undead. 'Fucking, gather up in here,' you say.For a few minutes you do not know if it worked. You are considering rephrasing that request more formally, but soon enough another zombie appears. Gods those things stink. They seem to absolutely glow in the area of desecration. >Try to make them all hunt.>You have to be safe. Vlad could die any moment now. Order them to fight each other until there is nothing left.>Practice combat with them to keep your mind off things.>Other>Leave and go talk to one of the tribes.
>>38751786>>Practice combat with them to keep your mind off things.
>>38751786> other: put them in the room with the strongest door and lock them in for now.
>>38751786>OtherFucking necromancers, how do they work.Try to focus on one of the zombies to take direct control over it
>>38751786>>You have to be safe. Vlad could die any moment now. Order them to fight each other until there is nothing left.This is what she would actually most likely do
>>38751786>Practice combat with them to keep your mind off things.
>>38751786>You have to be safe. Vlad could die any moment now. Order them to fight each other until there is nothing left.
You want to do something you know how to do. And thinning their ranks is probably not going to hurt in the long term. You usually use a bow. This time though, well, the two closest undead are orcs, wielding axes. Not exactly the sort of weapon you are used to, but it looks like just the thing to properly exercise your rage.And, just to be safe, you will have them fight to the death. 'Half of you, stay with me and assist me, other half, try to kill me,' you say.roll 1d20+2 DC 18
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38752012
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38752012leggo
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>38752012
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38752012
17! Marginal failure! Worst kind of failure!Fuck!These undead fight so much better than you expected. They have learned from their experiences. An arrow grazes you, and you get hit on the shoulder with a bone club.You have taken one wound! Your ability to fight is slightly impaired.>Engage the rage>Keep your head clear. You want to know when to order them to stop.>Fuck, call this thing off!
>>38752147>>Fuck, call this thing off!Barricade them in a room and have a fire trap set up in case they want to get out.
>>38752147>Fuck, call this thing off!>>38752170How about we just actually set them on fire
>>38752147>Keep your head clear. You want to know when to order them to stop.
>>38752147Oh god I just arrived. Poor Melandie, we owe her something nice after this
>>38752147>fuck! call things off
>>38752351Yup, we'll blame her for killing all our undead
Grr, that was fun while it lasted. 'Stop,' you say.They do not.'Cancel the last order!' you say.They keep fighting'Shit, fuck, dicks, ass,' you say.>Try more orders>RAGE>Try to escape
>>38752526>Try more ordersBirch better not kill our hard earned undead.
>>38752526>Try more orders
>>38752526>Try more ordersand if that fails close the door and bar it
>>38752526>>Try more orders
Roll intelligence 1d20+1
Rolled 18 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>38752725
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38752725
Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>38752725
>>38752820>>38752734As always Melandie is the most competent
>>38752856>as alwayswe literately just failed a roll
Unnatural 20!Okay, so they will not cancel a command.'Go hunt, all of you,' you say.That does it. One by one the undead stop fighting and file out the doors. Now they are out and doing something useful. Or they might be having a dance party for all you know. All you care about is that they are not trying to kill you.That was bracing. There is no point sticking around here anymore. You want, no, you need to leave this place. If the shamans come back awake you will hear from it sooner or later. Just get out of the ruin.>Go see humans>Go see elves>Go see wonderful, pure, uncorrupted wilderness. Kill some of it.>Other
>>38752856Salvaging an issue that she created does not make her competent you Insecure douche nozzle
>>38752992>Go see wonderful, pure, uncorrupted wilderness. Kill some of it.
>>38752992>>Go see wonderful, pure, uncorrupted wilderness. Kill some of it.Made me laugh
>>38752992>>Go see wonderful, pure, uncorrupted wilderness. Kill some of it.
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>38753097
Rolled 12 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>38753097
>>38752554Fucking birches fucking up our zombies. Should cut that birch up
Rolled 10 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>38753097Rooll.
>>38753122that birch obviously got what it deserved, fucking Worst tree
>>38753209best tree coming through
>>38753152I was trying to think of the closest your waifu a shit comment I don't know enough about trees
>>38753122Fuck birches. Useless trees. Just suck the sap out of them and leave them to rot.18! Nice hunting.This is much better. All the shit is still going on, of course. But now you are out there, in the cool, fresh snow. The tracks are all but too easy to follow. You take it slow, you track a small deer. You are doing this for fun only, after all. You will use the meat, of course, but you are hardly starving.You spot it in a clearing. It is digging for some moss, or whatever to eat. You draw your bow. Many people think that a bow is a woman's weapon, while a sword is manly. You know that you are the only woman you know that can pull back a bow as strong as yours. It is not just skill either. Swords are easy. They are literally made to be as simple to use as possible. Bows, now archery is a real skill.You kill it. It dies quickly.You approach the kill, something is bothering you.Roll awareness 1d20+5
Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38753301.
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d12 + 5)>>38753301
>>38753247Oh shit anon, that brought back some birching old memories. Thank you!
Rolled 5 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38753301
>>38753267Well you could go with a simple shit anon that oak is old but it's at least not as old as your waifu
There are forms in the trees. They have not noticed you yet. Like elves, but off somehow. The snowclouds have kept sun away for the last few days now. More than enough for drow to get here.You disappear. There is no sight of you. No man could see you. But, then, these are no men.Roll stealth 1d20+5
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d12 + 5)>>38753446
>>38753435Or fat, fat works aswell
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38753446
Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38753446
I don't get to participate much, but I thought I'd take the time to say that I enjoy reading your threads, DeadQM. Keep on keeping on.
>>38753446Supplying a picture there Dead
19! Good enough.Okay. They do not see you. You see them. There are a dozen forms skulking through the forest. They are moving towards the ruin. You feel no fear. You know you are hidden from their gaze. >You have arrows. Take them out, one by one.>Track them. See their intentions.>There are no archers. Scream and charge them all.>Leave. Someone else's problem.>Other.
>>38753684>You have arrows. Take them out, one by one.>"Undead things, kill all the drow."
>>38753684>You have arrows. Take them out, one by one.
>>38753684Track them, we can return after Vlad wakes up, and who know PERHAPS they dont want blod (naive I know)
>>38753684>Wait for them to get close to the radius of desecration>If they go into it, shoot them with arrows once the plants start attacking them.>If they stop at the border, shoot them and hope that they retreat towards the murder plants and get fucked up more.Melandie knows about the defenses. Vlad tells people about them often enough.
Roll 1d20+5 archery, DC 14 for one, +2 each subsequent kill.
>>38753684>Track them. See their intentions.we don't know if they are hostile yet
>>38753684>Track them. See their intentions. Stay hidden
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d12 + 5)>>38753768
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38753768
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38753768,
>>38753851>>38753846>>38753792What the fuck is this sorcery?!
well that didnt go so great
>>38753790>>38753792>>387538461 is better than nothing
>>38753868It's the dice Christmastree magic
You draw. You aim. You kill one.As soon as you do, however, they notice your position. Fuck. They are all coming at you.>Charge back.>Run and try to get back into a hiding position>Run away. Warn the humans. Coordinate resistance>other
>>38754009>Run away. Warn the humans. Coordinate resistance
>>38754009>Run and try to get back into a hiding positionhow far are we from home?
>>38754009>Run and try to get back into a hiding positionNo need to lead them m
>>38754009HidingWe are good at hiding
Can we finally use our shiny new berserking?And make sure to keep rolling 20`s while we do that.
>>38754009>Hiding, we need more information about them
You run a fair distance, and disappear into the trees once more. The drow are visibly distraught. You see them. They do not see you. That is what battle has been to you for most of your life.Some time passes and they start moving away from your position and back towards the ruin. The trajectory they are taking will lead them dangerously close to the human camp.>Let the humans deal with it. >Keep with the stealth tactics. Try to shoot one more.>Fight them all. You kind of thirst for blood.>Other
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38754248>Keep with the stealth tactics. Try to shoot one more.After this one we charge in, I swear.
>>38754248>Keep with the stealth tactics. Try to shoot one more.
>>38754248>Keep with the stealth tactics. Try to shoot one more.I want 1 alive, the rest can die.
1d20+5, same DC as before
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38754316
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38754316
Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38754316
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d12 + 5)>>38754316
You draw. You kill. You draw. Kill. Draw. Kill.Finally, the drow take notice. You are still outnumbered, but you have killed four of them.Dark power your ass.>Try to hide again (it will be harder now that they're seriously looking for you.)>You've thinned their ranks. You can take them now.>You've thinned their ranks. The humans can deal with them now. Run.>Run away, try to get reinforcements somehow. You will probably be too late to save everybody, but you might save some.>Other
>>38754436>Try to hide again (it will be harder now that they're seriously looking for you.)
Roll 1d20+5 DC 21
Rolled 20 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38754491fuuuck
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38754436>You draw. You kill. You draw. Kill. Draw. Kill.That's only 3 kills? 21 should have gotten us 4 kills, I thought.>>38754491
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d12 + 5)>>38754491>>38754506sorry in advance
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>38754491
At least Melandie just got 2 progress on whatever skill we're rolling here?
Critical Convergence!You feel rage overflowing. It is madness. You know it is madness to attack. But. It would be so fucking fun. To chop into their flesh, to rend their bones, to kill. You howl. There are tales of banshees, spirits whose cries kill men. You are nearly one of them. Those who bear your screams are terrified by your mad laughter. The axes. The axes are so, so fun. You climb a tree, faster than any of them can stop you, just to get the best impact. You fall down on one of the drow. You chop. Chop. Chop. 'AHAHAHHAHA'That was a good kill.The other drow are distraught. Fear is not in their nature. You do not care. If they were afraid they would run. You do not want them to run. You want them to FIGHT.You charge at them with a mad scream in your throat and wicked axes in your hands.You chop, and you kill one more. It takes effort for you to attack another. But you do. Blood, bone, brains. Splatter, everywhere.>MAIM KILL CRUSH>NO! NO THIS IS WRONG! STOP YOURSELF>Ride it out. You need to stop them. You can learn to live with the rage afterwards.
>>38754651>MAIM KILL CRUSHFuckin elf she-hulk over here...
>>38754651>MAIM KILL CRUSH
>>38754651>NO! NO THIS IS WRONG! STOP YOURSELFFuck.
>>38754651>>Ride it out. You need to stop them. You can learn to live with the rage afterwards.
>>38754651>Ride it out. You need to stop them. You can learn to live with the rage afterwards.
>>38754651Chillax,but lets know we are mad, but lets try to remain in controll
roll 3d20+4, same DC as before
>>38754651>Feel the Rage overtaking you. It is a good pain
Rolled 18, 20, 6 + 4 = 48 (3d20 + 4)>>38754742
Rolled 14, 10, 16 + 4 = 44 (3d20 + 4)>>38754742
Rolled 5, 14, 6 + 4 = 29 (3d20 + 4)>>38754742>Ride it out.
Rolled 2, 11, 16 + 4 = 33 (3d20 + 4)>>38754742
Rolled 17, 10, 7 + 3 = 37 (3d20 + 3)>>38754742
48! AHA! AHAHAHAHAH! AHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAA!You cleave all who oppose you. Your axes are a whirlwind. Before you are done, you see fear in the eyes of your enemies.You drink their blood.You come to some twenty minutes later.Oh gods.BloodThere is so much.Insides are hanging on the tree branches.You were not efficient.You were as cruel as you possibly could be, given the time constraintsAlso, you have taken wounds. Someone must have stabbed you right through the shoulder. You are lucky to be alive. Bruises, cuts, there are even some blisters left by magical energy.You have three wounds. You should not even be able to move.>Get back to your camp. Sleep it off.>Get to Bathory. Maybe she can treat you.>HUNT!>Other
>>38754998>Get to Bathory. Maybe she can treat you.
>>38754998Get to bathory! we became monsters
ShitFuckDicksYou run. You barely can do it properly.The ruin. Shit but you do not want to be there.You keep running.Fuck, you've been leaving blotches of blood behind you.You find Bathory'Help!'You fall unconscious.The night ahead of you is not too bad.The morning sucks.It is cold. It is painful. Fuck.>Get Up!>Get Up!>Get up, you have shit to do!>Let Bathory treat you>Other
>>38755496>Get up, you have shit to do!
>>38755496>Get up, you have shit to do! fucking shitty crap Drow bastardsgo look at the bodies
>>38755496>>Let Bathory treat you
Grrrargh, fuck it!Pain is just a feeling.You sit up straight, and you gesture Bathory to get away from you. She is trying to stop you from getting up. She is saying something, but in human. 'Please' is involved.There is no time. You destroyed Vlad's enemies, but Lathrien and Vlad are both still unconscious. Or you assume so.Gods, complications are freaking annoying. >Join the undead in their hunts. You have had complications enough so far. Do something simple.>Ask Bathory what the fuck happened to you.>This is useful, whatever it is. Keep using your rage until you do not need it.>Other
>>38755842>Ask Bathory what the fuck happened to you.
>>38755842>This is useful, whatever it is. Keep using your rage until you do not need it.
'Bathory. What the fuck. What happened to me?' you say.'I do not know for certain. Really, you should be dead. I am in no way certain in why you are awake,' Bathory says'Strange. I feel well enough.' you say.'You would say that. I had to inject a random syringe from Vlad's collection. I was certain you would die.' Bathory says.'What the fuck did you do to me,' you say.'I do not know. Nothing more than what Vlad did to me and others,' Bathory says.>She is mistaken. The power of your will brought you back.>Fuck. She improved some of your organic bits. Makes sense. You should not be alive at all otherwise.
>>38755958>She is mistaken. The power of your will brought you back.
>>38755958>Fuck. She improved some of your organic bits. Makes sense. You should not be alive at all otherwise.Stop trying to corrupt her into a bbeg
>>38756091But anon, vlad is the bbeg
>>38755958>Fuck. She improved some of your organic bits. Makes sense. You should not be alive at all otherwise.pure physical we have enough magic
Never have I made a villain the posters did not create.
>>38756137Can we do a vote to avoid possible samefagging?There is one other who agrees with me and 1-3 who want to corrupt her further
>>38756137This sounds omnious as fuck. Why does it sounds omnious as fuck??!
>>38756137>Melandie gets the ridiculous crits and is generally competent as fuck>"Wow that's impressive. She should unlock berserker rage for that or something">We don't completely ignore the rage options during her flashback interlude>"LOL YOU MADE HER A VILLAIN!"
>>38756231>gets the ridiculous crits and is generally competent as fuckYou mean the mages get nat 1s and that unlocks her rage.You should have known the second she got it from a nat 1.
>>38756266She unlocked it with 20s last thread, not on 1s.
>>38756289Well, not really, she got it from a combination of her crit, and our and larithien's critfails
>>38756289nah look at this.>>38708309
>>38756175Honestly, every time I feel like I should stop myself from railroading it's because you folks are being TOO cautious. I ain't gonna let the series die just because you allowed a minor deviation from agreed-upon rules. Sure, there are limits, but I certainly have been pissed with overcaution this quest.>>38756231Oh look, a necromancer quest is not full of paladin-tier god-botherers. Seriously, obviously she is still a force for good. If you want to be a force for cuntness, feel free to follow the quest and intervene whenever you feel like I'm breaking your funnyjunk agreement of what is 'allowed' for a QM.'No, Bathory, this has all been me,' you say.'The adrenaline creation is completely unnatural.' Bathory says.'Fuck it. I'm moving. It is good enough,' you say.'Little can I do to stop you. Do you know what happened to our unconscious guests yet?' Bathory says.'I don't fucking know.' you say.>Keep enraged. Vlad Tepish is sure to wake up soon enough.>Cool down. Focus on bringing those unconscious assholes back. Vlad will know what to do>OtherYea, I have a tendency to be an ass. It pisses me off when you don't see people as people. I hope this notification makes folks following me not do that shit, but if you do, well, know I hate you.
>>38756385>Keep enraged. Vlad Tepish is sure to wake up soon enough.
Sorry, you cuntbags. I know, as a QM, I should cool down. Gimme 15 minutes to distance myself from all this and cool down a bit
>>38756447I'm confused, where's the mad coming from?
>>38756385>Cool down. Focus on bringing those unconscious assholes back. Vlad will know what to do
>>38756385>Keep enraged. Vlad Tepish is sure to wake up soon enough.She is beyond fucked really, with out this she is basically a cripple right now.
>>38756385>>Keep enraged. Vlad Tepish is sure to wake up soon enough.Might as well do something while we have a boost. plus I fear we'll just collapse if we stop
>>38756385>>Cool down. Focus on bringing those unconscious assholes back. Vlad will know what to do
>>38756461Apparently >>38756231>>38756175Pissed him off. Evidently quite a lot, though I'm not entirely sure why since they are pretty tame comments
>>38756447You are awesome dead, dont let anyone say otherwise. So what if we are catious? That didnt stop us from slaughtering almost every man in a tribe. We just want to live happily with Bathory
>>38756461Probably too much alcoholNo. This is not right. You feel like shouting to the heavens. You feel like forcing a billion dead spirits to follow you. There is no response. You know that the only assholes capable of driving the dead are the people right before you. Shit but you feel like an asshole. You actually yelled at Bathory.>Go around the ruin as soon as you feel functional. Apologize and try to integrate into the group.>The drow are coming. Go out and look for them. Then kill them.>The humans clearly don't know what the fuck they're doing. Get them into the ruins.>Other.
>>38756573Hmm..Melanie might be his waifu..only thing that explains that disproportionate anger response.
>>38756602>The humans clearly don't know what the fuck they're doing. Get them into the ruins.There are still more drow?
>>38756616I bet it is>Probably too much alcohol
>>38756602>Gather the humans
>>38756602Hold up, what if the drows are just an emissary?Gather up the humies, Vlad tasked us so at leat try to keep them from getting killed
Shit, bros.I clearly did not feel the transition between a strict QM and an asshole.I love all y'all.I think the root of the problem comes from the fact that Melandie started this quest FUCKING MAD. I hope I ain't fucked this up beyond repair. I sure as fuck did not mean to make any contributors mad.So let's get back to the fucking posts. Brb 5
>>38756737We love you too, ya git
>>38756737>I sure as fuck did not mean to make any contributors mad.I was more confused than anything else.
>>38756602>>The humans clearly don't know what the fuck they're doing. Get them into the ruins.
>>38756737Are you a touchy-feely kind of drunk, dead?
>>38756737If we stop talking about it it won't be a problem anymore. No worries, either called the thread or continue it
>>38756786I'll touch and feel you, m8.Your mind was broken, twisted and torn. You felt like you were in a safe place, but you are not so certain any more.Was everything you saw a lie?Did you merely see dread illusions, crafted especially to turn you against your dearest allies.Whatever it was, there is a lot of dread power pressing against your mind.You hold it back somehow. Gods, by the time you have calmed yourself down you understand how ridiculous you have been acting.You come to, dozens of humans looking at you. You realise you have been dancing, in just the barest clothing, in front of a dozen humans. Fuck, breaking your mind was a pain. You should try and keep it in one piece.>Run. Return to the elven tribe. They will take you back there, even if you do not figure out how to back to the ruin.>Bathory will help you. Pretend to be a spirit of human make for now.>Leave.>Pretend to be a new spirit. Melandie of the Forest for all you fucking care.>Other
>>38756960>Leave. Melandie does not need to explain herself to any human
>>38756960>Pretend to be a new spirit. Melandie of the Forest for all you fucking care.
I very nearly called it. I will now have a proper shower and refresh myself.I will return to finish the quest in ~10 minutes.
>>38756960>LeaveI deleted my earlier post
>>38756960>>Pretend to be a new spirit. Melandie of the Forest for all you fucking care.Not sure exactly what it means. But sounds like an interesting option.
>>38757098>>38757042>>38757131Pretending to be a spirit to avoid embarrassment is stupid when they will just assume we are being normal for an elf
>>38756960>Pretend to be a new spirit. Melandie of the Forest for all you fucking care.We shall forge two different personalities.
'I am Melandie! The dread spirit of the forest! Bow down to me and worship me as your god!', you say.Fuck, but you feel ridiculous. At least nobody you care about saw your breakdown.This whole new berserker rage thing is something to keep under a heavy, heavy lid.At the least you killed all of the drow. You do not want to remember what you left the battlefield looking like, but you left them all dead.At the least you can make certain that none of the humans know what exactly happened. Every one of them will report seeing a strange shape, but you know none will recall you in your full glory.Glory.You should make certain not to prance around near-naked around the freaking human camp.You killed some drow well enough. You are far from certain the price you paid was worth it.>Fuck it. You single-handedly took down a major threat for the camp. Brag a little.>What the fuck were you doing. Get out of here. If they want to tell tales of your slaughter, let them. Just without you present.>Why should you be ashamed of your madness? There are plenty more foes to slaughter. Go out and look for them.>Other.
>>38757340>>What the fuck were you doing. Get out of here. If they want to tell tales of your slaughter, let them. Just without you present.
>>38757340>Why should you be ashamed of your madness? There are plenty more foes to slaughter. Go out and look for them.
Don't know how much bathory really wants us to go see the humans.But I think taking the drow heads. and killing a few on our way to the dwarfs would be nice. Buy us some good will. And possibly trade it for more items if they're up for more stuff for enemy lives trade.And get much needed supplies for our undead, like weapons and armor.Next round of undead we raise should also be elementals at least as many as we can.
Shame. You are not exactly used tot the sensation. Nonetheless you feel it. Senseless slaughter, no matter how good it might have felt is not what you should be doing when you command Vlad Tepishe's entire ruin.If there is one thing you know, it is that you were never made for leading anybody. It only took you a few hours away from proper leadership for you to slaughter all of your enemies without remorse, and to return to your camp, barely sentient, and freak out everyone you met.>Make amends. Start with Bathory. You think you scared her, and she needs your support more than anyone else>You sure as hell do not want to visit the humans directly. Try to leave some offerings for them. Meat, hide, that sort of thing.>Shit, you dare not show your face here again. Run away. Return when you hear Vlad Tepish is getting better.>Redeem yourself. Bring the drow heads you have with you, go to the mountains. Kill more drow. Trade with the dwarves, until they accept you as one of their own.>Other
>>38757504>Redeem yourself. Bring the drow heads you have with you, go to the mountains. Kill more drow. Trade with the dwarves, until they accept you as one of their own.The one true path.
>>38757504>Make amends. Start with Bathory. You think you scared her, and she needs your support more than anyone else
>>38757504>Redeem yourself. Bring the drow heads you have with you, go to the mountains. Kill more drow. Trade with the dwarves, until they accept you as one of their own.I believe our relation lowered with the dwarves right?This should make us buddy buddy again.
>>38757588>>38757543...are you mentally disabled or just an anti questfag?
>>38757504>>Make amends. Start with Bathory. You think you scared her, and she needs your support more than anyone else
>>38757603No clue why you think that since i figured it would kill two birds with one bloody stone.
>>38757603The AM was bitching about your attitude earlier anon
>>38757687It is effectively running away, would hurt our apprentice and it would fix nothing.
>>38757588>>38757603I think it would be wise, but it would be fine to have Vlad do it. improve our relations as the main character him self. And having the undead follow us into battle we should be able to collect more heads and clean a wider area for the dwarfs, is why i didn't choose that option for now.
>>38757719Except she would still come back, it doesn't say she is gonna stay there, she still needs to comeback.
>>38757771>Trade with the dwarves, until they accept you as one of their own.
You take note of your wounds. They should be festering at best, without Bathory's attentions you would be dead. No question about it. And yet, you feel like you have made an enemy of her.You go to the ruin. You have no fear this time around. Death and hatred and trees void of life are nothing compared to your will to bring things back into order.'Greetings, Lady Tepish,' you say.'Oh, Melandie. Strange times we are living in,' Bathory says.'The times are exactly notmal. I have been an absolute asshole myself,' you say.'Well, that's... I should not agree with it,' Bathory says.'Well, it is what it is,' you say. 'I am sorry for causing pain where none should be.' 'I will accept your apology,' Bathory says, 'So long as you accept my apology for not revealing one thing to you earlier.''What is it, madame Tepish?' you say.'Lathrien woke up some ten minutes ago,' Bathory says.>Fuck. Run to the room. You have to talk to him.>You have failed this ruin. He is sure to despise you now. Return to your camp.>Lathrien is irrelevant. If he is back, that means Vlad Tepish will soon return. Go wait for him.>God, please let this be over. Go to the room where the unconscious bodies are kept. Maybe you can pass on the responsibility to someone, ANYONE else>Other
>>38757816>Fuck. Run to the room. You have to talk to him.
>>38757816>>38757863>>Lathrien is irrelevant. If he is back, that means Vlad Tepish will soon return. Go wait for him.I fucked up.Meant to put this in.
>>38757798Yeah they would consider her kin, but that doesn't mean she would have to stay.
>>38757816>>Lathrien is irrelevant. If he is back, that means Vlad Tepish will soon return. Go wait for him.
>>38757816>Fuck. Run to the room. You have to talk to him.>>38757897She probably would
>>38757816>>God, please let this be over. Go to the room where the unconscious bodies are kept. Maybe you can pass on the responsibility to someone, ANYONE else
>>38757932Why would she?its still in the "story line" that she punches Vlad when he wakes up.
>>38757816Fuck, run to the room
>>38757960>its still in the "story line" that she punches Vlad when he wakes up.She is not mentally stable and they would provide a comfortable existence where she would not have to worry about anyone other than herself.
>>38757816>>Fuck. Run to the room. You have to talk to him.
>>38757997>they would provide a comfortable existence where she would not have to worry about anyone other than herself.Says who?The race we've had the least amount of contact so far is the dwarfs. No counting drows. And even the drows we've so far after this thread encountered them twice. The same amount of time we have had with the dwarfs. We can't really assume anything about them. As we've had little chance to get to know them.But it would be nice to have Bathory come along for the ride. And talk to their people and get to know more about them as a people while we hunt their enemies for better gear.
>>38758068She is thinking about running away there, the reality of what she gets into there would probably be different. Sorry if what I was trying to express was unclear.
This was not meant for you. If Lathrien is awake you do not see any way that Vlad Tepish would stay unconscious for a long while. You can hardly blame him anymore for your predicament, but you certainly do not want to go on any more fucking adventures. The ruin and the camp are both well fed. Miraculously you seem to not have damaged your relationship with Bathory overmuch. If you were to look for excuses, you suppose you could say you stopped a drow raiding party from reaching the ruins.None of it really makes up for the damage you have caused in your mind. You go to the room where the unconscious people are kept.'Melandie! You made it! How the hell did you manage to bring us back here?' Lathrien says. He needs to sit against the wall to keep himself up. He is clearly drained, He still smiles when he sees you.>You need some relief. Call him an asshole for falling unconscious.>Fuck it, he's suffered enough and so have you. Just tell him what's happened.>Today has been a pain in the fucking ass. Take what comfort you know you can have. Sit next to him.>Be strong. Take control of the situation. Try to bring the others back awake.>Other
>>38758133>You need some relief. Call him an asshole for falling unconscious.Followed by > tell him what's happened.
>>38758133>>You need some relief. Call him an asshole for falling unconscious.
>>38758133>>You need some relief. Call him an asshole for falling unconscious.>>Fuck it, he's suffered enough and so have you. Just tell him what's happened.
Ok this reminds me to do of something... Oh Lester (summons Lester from my neceomancer cyoa)
>>38758133>>Today has been a pain in the fucking ass. Take what comfort you know you can have. Sit next to him.
'You... you fucking asshole! Do you have any idea what I have had to go through, just because you decided to pass the fuck out,' you say.'Oh... Melandie, I am sorry,' Lathrien says. Fucking hell. 'Look, forget about it. It has just been a pain in the fucking ass. Is Vlad coming back too,' you say.'I think so. He was amazing, even in the dream,' Lathrien says.'Of course he fucking was. Not amazing enough to stop all of the bullshit that happened here,' you say.'Look, Melandie, you can tell me what happened,' Lathrien says.You most definitely should call him an asshole. But fuck, you've missed the asshole. You tell him what has been going on. You even tell him about how you broke and killed all those drow.'Well, but I mean they had it coming, right?' Lathrien says.'I... I still killed them. I mean, I didn't just defend myself. It was fucking terrifying,' you say.'They are filth. I am happy you killed them,' Lathrien says, 'So what happens now?' >You need warmth. Lathrien is there. Hold him. You can explain yourself later.>Stay professional. You need to know what happens to Vlad Tepish and the ruin before you can do anything else.>There is not much else you can do here. Leave and return to your camp, until you hear news of the others awakening.>Other
>>38758279>You need warmth. Lathrien is there. Hold him. You can explain yourself later.
>>38758279>>You need warmth. Lathrien is there. Hold him. You can explain yourself later
>>38758279>>You need warmth. Lathrien is there. Hold him. You can explain yourself later.
Lathrien... Well, you would lie to yourself if you said you never thought of him this way. You would lie if you said you did not want his touch. He annoys you, sure, but that is not the point. Lathrien pays attention. He knows the places you love in the forest. He knows your favourite flowers, not that it matters.You know he has been trying very hard indeed not to tell you how he feels about you.You know you have been waiting for him to grow some balls for just as long.Fuck it. It takes two.You sit next to him and you lay your head on his shoulder.'It was so fucking terrifying without you,' you say.'I am sorry, Melandie,' Lathrien says.'Do not be sorry, be here,' you say.He is warm, and he smells of soft moss and pine needles. You fall asleep soon enough. It does not mean anything. It is winter after all, and you are cold.You talk about many things. Somehow you never want to move. It is strange, you always thought you would want to move if put in this sort of a situation, but you dare not move. You thought you knew of Lathrien. Well, now you know a whole lot more. He gets fed, and in less than a day you know he should full well be able to move. You could tell him that, except, so should you.You lose much of your anger. If only for a while. Real life beckons. You have to get up. The humans are getting antsy about their trade. You have to talk through Bathory, to explain the hunting practices of your people. It is painless.By the time Vlad Tepish wakes up, you have regained everything you had lost before. And perhaps, you might consider Lathrien as an actual suitor. It is in good faith when you punch him in the face as he wakes up. You see Bathory smile in the corner, as you take Lathrien's hand before you build up the courage to return to your old self for Vlad Tepish.
'What the FUCK, Vlad Tepish?' you say.'It was more complicated than I thought,' Vlad Tepish says.'Obviously. Why would you just go in there. Why the FUCK would you leave me in charge?' you say.'Er, I did not expect it to be serious,' Vlad Tepish says'Well it was. Fuck. We did not even know if you were coming back,' you sayHe moves on to his business soon after. There is research to be done, as always. You have a little more appreciation for Vlad Tepishe's duties now, though you still have no fucking idea how he accomplishes them.The days grow short and the evening draws near. You feel like you are finally ready to move in to the ruin. There are people you care about here now.And with that concludes Feral Necromancer Quest XIV. You were not Vlad Tepish, and so exp is not awarded, instead>Melandie has learned to channel her rage. She maintains her Berserker rage ability and only learns to control it somewhat. The power of the ability increases, however.>Melandie has learned to suppress her anger. She loses the Berserker rage ability, and instead gains Intelligence 2 from her experiences>Melandie stays Melandie, but her experiences with Lathrien stick. Her relationship with Lathrien is significantly improved. She retains the Berserker rage ability as is>Fuck all of that shit. Melandie denies any experiences that impacted her life between setting out to find the shaman and Vlad Tepish waking up. She loses the Berserker rage ability, any advancement in her relationship with Lathrien and any other skills and relationships she learned in this thread.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=feral+necromancer This is where the threads are kept@DeadQM for any Feral Necromancer Quest updates
>>38758712>>Melandie stays Melandie, but her experiences with Lathrien stick. Her relationship with Lathrien is significantly improved. She retains the Berserker rage ability as is
>>38758712>>Melandie has learned to channel her rage. She maintains her Berserker rage ability and only learns to control it somewhat. The power of the ability increases, however.Doesn't her relationship increase with the day in together anyhow? At least a bit. Especially that she now sees him as a suitor.
>>38758712>Melandie has learned to channel her rage. She maintains her Berserker rage ability and only learns to control it somewhat. The power of the ability increases, however.
>>38758712>Melandie stays Melandie, but her experiences with Lathrien stick. Her relationship with Lathrien is significantly improved. She retains the Berserker rage ability as is
>>38758712>Melandie has learned to suppress her anger. She loses the Berserker rage ability, and instead gains Intelligence 2 from her experiences>Melandie stays Melandie, but her experiences with Lathrien stick. Her relationship with Lathrien is significantly improved. She retains the Berserker rage ability as is
>>38758712Can we channel life drain into another person?Say Melandie?She goes into full on rage mode. And we life drain enemies around her to weaken them and restore her as she take damage? Or Lathrien once he gets to that level?
>>38758790These have been a few traumatic days for Melandie. It would not be hard to explain the day spent with Lathrien as a moment of weakness if you so chose.Essentially, from a purely mechanical standpoint, I was simply asking you all how you wanted Melandie's character to advance. It seems you are all cool with the MelandieXLathrien. It is not a great surprise to me, but I still wanted to make certain before I went ahead with it properly.Also it was strongly implied that Lathrien liked Melandie 'as she was', even if she changed significantly since he last spoke to her. Therefore, losing the rage and getting closer to Lathrien are essentially mutually exclusive.As far as other choices go, they were mostly mechanical options if you, as players, were to surprise me and decide that Melandie and Lathrien should not end up together.>>38758921Hrum. I haven't specified anything like that, but with a good enough roll, I don't see why not. Certainly something you might gain on levelup.
>>38758712Since it's been a few threads since we last did it and have increased our necromancy and shamanism.and intelligence?Can we tap into information better? Say when trying to learn from a bound spirit. Can we just link and pull information we need. And have say light speed chats and what not?/ Making a d/c lower/ adding a few more +x since all our new upgrades.But I may just want pyromancy..sooner rather than later..>>38758987Thanks
Welp, that's the first -1 I've ever had on suptg. Guess I'm never drinking during threads again.
>>38759048Fuck that guy.Its' now at 0.But seriously fuck that guy if he wants to archive it just to make sure he -1's it.
>>38759048there are a few QM's who drink when writing sometimes you can really tell when they're drunk like Soma.Point is you can't please everyone.Just don't take anything personally, is all.People get bitchy over their vote not winning all the time. Not a QM my self. But I think that's solid advice.
>>38759048>>38759112You know Suptg voting is mainly bots right?
>>38759176>>38759202Eh, fuck it.I try hard not to be a bitch about that sort of shit, after all I've been on the internet. Some times it is harder than others.Of fucking course it matters to me what kind of votes I get on suptg. I would not do this if I did not think people were enjoying it. That said, I try to go by actual posts, suggestions and frequency of updates to judge how many people I'm actually engaging. It is obviously a more coherent way to do things. Doesn't change the fact that I really fucking love seeing that yellow overlay on threads I and II.Basically, I do give a shit, because of course I do. Being a QM is an inherently narcissistic pursuit. But so long as I keep getting replies I am going to keep running the quest.Look, I know this is much ado about nothing, just explaining my bitchy remarks.
>>38759278I like you, Dead. i enjoyed this session a lot even if I didn't cast a single vote because I was preoccupied with stuffing my face full of tacos.
>>38759278I should note that this is not actually accurate. I do have a specific end point for this quest. It will end when it runs out of story.
>>38759278Well if it makes you feel any better I've stuck with ya from the beginning and have voted up on each one.
>>38759345We better get a follow-up quest about being a young [insert title here] in the immortal Tepish Empire after we finish Vlad's story.
>>38759409Young Drow looking to tear down the empire of our enemy
>>38759549implying we won't exterminate drowimplying we do not desire dwarven allies