So much work to do.Leaving Mikahil's room as the light from the dawning sun begins to fill the east-facing windows of the castle, you lean against a wall and spend a moment thinking about the recent events.Everyone is giving their best in preparation for the arrival of the Silver Prince's fleet. As insane as the idea sounded at first, you now have good reason to hope for the manse of Pearl to actually be finished in time.Operative word "hope". If you can't complete at least the fortifications in time... you don't really have a Plan B.So, you mentally go over all the bits of your Plan A that are coming along.Ocean Father is on your side. It took some oaths, but you don't regret them. The help he can give you is immense. The spies in Tianna are taken care of. Hopefully in Pearl as well, you sent Five Tails there yesterday.Irene is assembling the machines and Amata and Zaan summoning the demons that will help with the construction effort, and Valeriana should have finished the blueprints. Radiant Starfall, your newly-acquired Night Caste, said she knows someone who can efficiently direct demons. Amata doesn't like how all this is connected to some seedy old story about a demonic cult, but she agreed to give her the benefit of the doubt.Samiel is handling defenses here. Talon should be on his way to Pearl to help there, with his tribesmen. Same with Pyre Spark and the Cult.And the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine... she should be arriving near Pearl soon as well, you realize.(cont.)
Samiel said he'd take care of defenses in Tianna. He knows the defensive layout of the fortifications better than anyone. And Zareen is here to help him.Amata said she'd send some demons to dig up more of its buried chambers. They might reveal some useful artifacts. But those demons will be, of course, bound to those rooms and unable to leave, to protect the secret, so either you, Amata or Irene will have to go there personally to inspect their work.And Dancing Smoke... well.Amata said she can try and repair the Titan's power core and that could improve Dancing Smoke's memories, or fix them altogether.She also pointed out how risky that is. If her personality changes, she could become resentful. Or hostile. If she realizes that she's actually the goddess of the Titan buried under Tianna.Plus, there's no guarantee she'd keep that a secret. And if everyone knew you were sitting on such a treasure trove of first age military technology... You shudder thinking of the implications.>Time to go pay Dancing Smoke a visit.>That can wait. Let's see someone else first. (who?)>I should go to Pearl right now. >I should go to the Titan now.>(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...>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/ExaltedfagAlso: blast, accidentally used an old sheet again. You have 11 free XP, not 1.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38763638>Time to go pay Dancing Smoke a visit.>>38763657I don't know what we're wearing right now, but for a visit to Dancing Smoke lets go with #24
>>38763638>>I should go to Pearl right now.Let's go to Pearl, I think our only decent mode of transportation is Speaker and I don't want to take her with us when we go tell Dancing Smoke we're going to wake her up.Nice to see you back EF.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38763633AWSHITNIGGAH
>>38763638>>I should go to Pearl right now.Any update on the Character Pastebin, Exaltedfag? I wanted to start working on one, but I'm not sure if anyone else has done it.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38763638>>Time to go pay Dancing Smoke a visit.if only to check in on her at minimum, we can decide on whether or not to repair her memories or fix them entirely depending on how Smoke is
>>38763691Someone said they were and then we hadn't heard anything from them since, I've started one in the mean time.I was going to wait to see if there was any word on it.
>>38763691A helpful anon made this:http://pastebin.com/1uM0cMsyI haven't had time to work on it yet, but anyone in the thread can feel free to use it as a base for their own.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38763638>That can wait. Let's see someone else first. (Speaker with the Dead)We need to coordinate our and the Tyrant's actions. Then we go to Dancing Smoke, and after that PearlI wonder if we'd have time to capture one of the Prince's ships with Tia, during the next few days
>>38763657>Time to go pay Dancing Smoke a visit.Let's get this done before we goto Pearl.
>>38763633>Samiel is handling defenses heresamiel or Irene, I see no mentions of her there.>>38763712>BANGED STAUSHeh.
>>38763712So much skepticism on our prospects for banging the Abyssals.Also for Zareen yes, we banged.>>38763758Irene is disassembling and re-assembling weapons into other stuff, that's why Samiel is doing what is normally her job
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38763758>Irene is assembling the machines and Amata and Zaan summoning the demons that will help with the construction effortMaybe you should actually read the post.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38763776>Also for Zareen yes, we banged.We have? when was that?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38763793I don't remember when it was, but I distinctly remember shortly after her introduction we had a threesome with her and Tia
>>38763793Foursome inside Silk's pleasure palace with Silk, Zareen, Tia and Maka.
>>38763776>>38763813Was it? I don't remember that, was it in the same thread she appeared?
>>38763825No, it was after we bang the water court.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38763820I thought Zareen was after we last saw SilkMan we really need to go say hi to her and use her as a condom again.
>>38763712>Radiant Starfall>BANGED STATUS: Not yet.B-but didn't she foolishly decide to impersonate Tia while the lights were off, and get rekt from Maka's pelvic prowess?
>>38763887That was an accidental banging. I think the anon who did it was thinking of intentional lewding, but then again, the list seems to be incomplete and has at least one mistake already.
>>38763712>Cpt. Alexei: Reverse trap who was a sailor in Rubel's ship.I don't remember Alexei being a Tya
>>38763944>I don't remember Alexei being a TyaIt was implied that, rather than being a Tya, Alexei was simply a woman crossdressing as a man, and that nobody noticed (yet) that she was anything other than a clean-faced, pretty young man.
>>38763944Isn't alexei actually a trap instead of reverse trap? His/her pic is quite feminine....I think I remember Maka noticing one of the pirates was disguising his/her gender.
It's better to go and see Dancing Smoke first, perhaps.You wonder how she must feel... why she lost her memory like this. Was it sealed on purpose by the same person who hid the Titan? Or did she just lose it from the damage?Maybe it was... something of a defensive reaction? Does the Titan count as her body? If it was so, then she'd probably want to forget about that... considering the sorry state in which it is compared to the awesome war machine it used to be.You stare out of a window at the gently smoking volcano in the distance, and nod to yourself.Without Tia to rely on, you'll have to walk or ride a horse to there. It could take something like six hours. Tia is out "hunting" right now... that girl sure is a handful. You're not sure how long she'll take, but you don't think it's going to be six hours. Talon is also away, as is Five Tails. Leaving you with Zaan, who is however busy with sorcery.Lunars sure are convenient for fast travel, you think with a giggle.>Wait for Tia to be back. Do something else while you wait. (what?)>Ask Zaan if he can take a break and give you a ride.>Head there normally, by foot or by horse. Most of your work in Tianna is done anyway, everyone else knows what to do.>Get back to Speaker of the Dead and ask her to fly you there with the Ornithopter. You'll have to either explain the situation to her, or make up some excuse and make sure she doesn't overhear you and Dancing Smoke.>Reach the volcano via the underground passages. It will take probably something around four hours anyway, and you'll have to ask Amata about it.
>>38763987No sailor would pretend to be a woman in the West, that shit could lead to accidents with the Storm Mothers, it's the whole reason for Tya existing, so women can be sailors without fear of the,.
>>38763987>...I think I remember Maka noticing one of the pirates was disguising his/her gender.At least one of the pirates owns women's underwear, which were given to Maka one of the times her everything exploded. We never investigated further, because regardless of whether it's a woman crossdressing as a man or a man dressing as a woman for the benefit of the crew while they're at sea, it's their own business. The West has a proud tradition of crossdressing and sodomy.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38763638>Time to go pay Dancing Smoke a visit.Though I will agree with a previous anon on visiting with Speaker, too.
>>38763887She didn't stay until the end, though. It's like an half-banging
>>38763997Is Mikahil not around? He has riding charms and a super-horse if we really want to get up there fast. Losing almost 25% of a day getting to the volcano, and then another 25% getting back, isn't acceptable with the time crunch we're on. We don't have enough work to do on the way to make that productive.
>>38763997>Ask Zaan if he can take a break and give you a ride.Man we really need those Wings of the Raptor, I wonder what it'll take to make them.>>38764004>At least one of the pirates owns women's underwear, which were given to Maka one of the times her everything exploded.That was Radiant.
>>38763997>Get back to Speaker of the Dead and ask her to fly you there with the Ornithopter. You'll have to either explain the situation to her, or make up some excuse and make sure she doesn't overhear you and Dancing Smoke.
>>38763997>Wait for Tia to be back. Do something else while you wait. (what?)Check on Samiel
>>38763997>Ask Zaan if he can take a break and give you a ride.Horseshark. Or Sharkhorse.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38763997>Wait for Tia to be back. Do something else while you wait. (what?)Visit with Speaker. I'd rather not take her to see Dancing Smoke, considering how upset she was able to make Tia before with a few well-worded questions.Also, bumping Lightning Speed up the Charm list
>>38764021I'm am so against going with Speaker, ideally I don't want to be with anyone that doesn't already know about the Titan, but at least we can take someone that will listen when we ask them to hang back and not eavesdrop
>>38763997>Wait for Tia. Talk with Speaker
Waiting for Tia means spending a lot more of time. Remember, as soon as she gets back she will immediatly pounce on Maka and demonstrate her new penis.
>>38763997>Ask Zaan if he can take a break and give you a ride
>>38763997>Ask Zaan if he can take a break and give you a ride.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38764054>Implying that isn't why I want to wait for her to get back
>>38763997>>Wait for Tia to be back. Do something else while you wait. (what?)Check on Samiel and see how he and DS are going
>>38763997>Get back to Speaker of the Dead and ask her to fly you there with the Ornithopter. You'll have to either explain the situation to her, or make up some excuse and make sure she doesn't overhear you and Dancing Smoke.We can ask Speaker if the Abyssals would be prepared to commit their exalted on a preemptive strike to sieze or destroy a few enemy ships (maybe the ones carrying the war striders). He'll have to go discuss it with Tyrant, and we can ask him to drop us off at the volcano on the way (under the guise of enlisting the aid of Smoke in case enemy forces are stupid enough to go near said volcano).
>>38764021>>38764105Why the fuck would we want Speaker to be anywhere near DS when talking about such a sensitive issue as this? All Speaker does is provoke and antagonise people, which is exactly the OPPOSITE of what we want when talking to DS.
Too bad Tianna doesn't have a spare hearthstone around, we could be taking our cool magitech motorcycle everywhere.
>>38763997>Ask Zaan if he can take a break and give you a ride.God, everything sounds dirty when Maka says it.
>>38763997>>Wait for Tia to be back. Do something else while you wait. (what?)Inspect our pirate posse
We should probably talk to Samiel about DS before going to her. They are a couple, after all.
>>38764136thats why I voted to wait for Tia and talk to Sam, hell maybe we can bring him along to help
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38763997>Wait for Tia to be back. Do something else while you wait. (what?)Speak with Samiel about his waifu.
>>38764118We don't, which is why we have Speaker drop us off while on the way back to tyrant. Speaker doesn't stay with us.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38764153but then what about after we talk to DS? then we're stuck there without transport and have to walk for 6 hours....
>>38764153That's not what you voted for though.
>>38764014(Right, Mikahil is also an option, but he's also busy with stuff in Tianna, balancing accounts and preparing his new coinage plans.)You don't really like interrupting people like this, especially not since you've already disturbed Zaan quite a bit, but...You return to the sorcery room, and knock, waiting for someone inside to open for you. You hear strange noises coming from within, like a chatter of incomprehensible voices and the crackling noise of green wood burning.After a couple of minutes, Zaan opens the door. The room is... empty, it seems, but filled with a reddish-black mass of smoke tendrils, that seem almost liquid, oily. The smoke seems to linger inside the room, not trailing behind Zaan's movements or flowing out of the room now that the door is open, the way it normally would."...Yes?" Zaan seems quite tired, yet it hasn't been long since you saw him enter the room. His castemark, a hollow circle of blue-white light, is brightly glowing on his forehead.You peek inside the room. "...Amata?""Once she summoned a few more demons, she went to take a break. She said her Essence was exhausted and she had to breathe."Your mind clicks. It might be true, or she might have just said that to Zaan and then went to the Titan's secret passage to direct the demons digging underground."I, uh, I needed a passage up to Dancing Smoke's volcano. Are you busy?"(cont.)
>>38764212But I did anon, please read the entire post if you are confused.
"I'm not finished yet, and I want to conclude the summoning without any gaps in between, actually." He groans, and you see wisps of smoke exiting from his mouth. "You rely a bit too much on Tia for moving around, you know. I get that that girl spends most of her time glued to you, but you should consider investing on some fast-travel charms of your own. You Solars have those, right?""I think so?" You reply. "I've never been a particularly fast runner.""I can imagine." He turns for a moment, staring at the hazy mess that is the sorcery room right now. "Give me a hour to finish here. If Tia isn't back by then, I'll carry you around.""Alright." You nod. You had something on your mind anyway... since you have an hour, you'll go and visit Samiel for a bit.Him and Dancing Smoke have... a thing going on, after all. He should probably know at least a bit....And, if Dancing Smoke goes berserk, he might be the only one who can stop her.You find Samiel in a corner of the castle's barracks, sitting on the ground in a circle with a few other soldiers and officers. You see jugs of water, sandwiches, cuts of meat and bowls of soup. In the background, directed by another officer, a team of soldiers does a routine inspection of their equipment. Further back, more training. Sparring, drilling, formations, target practice. You have to give it to Samiel: he takes his job incredibly seriously. You can see that these soldiers are nearly Tiger Warrior-level. Not quite that good, but still."Sammy." You greet him."Maka." He stands up, gulping down the last of his sandwich. The other soldiers and officers stand up as well and salute you.>Dancing Smoke is the goddess of the Titan, and we're going to repair her memories.>Dancing Smoke is missing some memories, but we might have found a way to restore them.>Did you ever feel like Dancing Smoke was... a bit weird? Like she's missing something?>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?>(Other?)
>>38764319>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?Can we get a bit of privacy here boys?
>>38764319>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?Begin slow. I'm also curious.
>>38764319>>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38764319>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?
>>38764319>Dancing Smoke is missing some memories, but we might have found a way to restore them.We should really buy the Permanent fast-running Night charm. I've wanted it for a long time, but there's never been any consensus on it. It would really round out our mobility suite.We already have Graceful Crane Stance and Monkey Leap Technique. What do you guys say to rounding it out with fast movement at our next opportunity? It really would solve a lot of issues and open up a lot of mobility options in battle.
>>38764319>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?This anon needs sleep now, thanks for the thread EF, I'm looking forward to catching up on it in the morning.
>>38764361I'm all for it if there is nothing really pressing to get before it. Its a great utility, which we are sorely lacking, though we're also heavy hitting combat charms too, which of course we will need because Karas is fucking useless and never does what we tell him to and is never where we need him.
>>38764380Luckily, we already got Fists of Iron Technique last session, so our offense already got dialed up significantly. Now would be the perfect time to get a speed boost, when a lot of our time would otherwise be eaten up zipping all over the island this next week.
>>38764361I'm up for it, I mean as long as we can, I know EF has been swapping out the charms and that's why we couldn't buy any last thread.
>>38764380Now, anon, don't be so harsh on Karas. He was very good at fighting the Lintha, he's good at what he is supposed to do. He just needs some direction, yes?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38764402>>38764361Sounds like a plan. Super speed, super jumps, and balancing on any object, even things incapable of actually supporting our weight. Once we have all three of those, I think we'll be set, mobility-wise, for the foreseeable future.>>38764319>Dancing Smoke is missing some memories, but we might have found a way to restore them.Please have the Lightning Steps Prana, or whatever it's called, included in the end of thread charms, EF. There's interest, and it's always a pain in the ass to get people to agree to write-ins, even when there would otherwise be consensus.
>>38764319>"I can imagine."Don't talk about Maka's makas like that.
Rolled 10 (1d10)Guys. Dice. EF uses them for NPCs even when we're not rolling an action.Here's a picture of Maka's lewd mom. Guess we know where she got the whole 'lingerie tabard' thing.
>>38764041I was thinking we get an oath that if we can double Dancing Smokes power then Dancing Smoke will serve us and get some the more power Dancing Smoke gets the longer for clause
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38764463The tabbard Maka first used was Amata's, but I think the taste for them could be inherited.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38764319>I need to talk to you in private>How are things going between you and Dancing Smoke?
>>38764361Let's do it. I'm all for the trifecta.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38764526Seconding
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38764495Hey, you know how Maka knows Amata, right? Her entire family took a vacation to Tianna when she was a little girl. That's a vacation to somewhere more than 3,000 miles away in a setting where sails are almost unknown and the peak of most sailing technology are triremes powered by slaves/sailors. That's a vacation that involves crossing a desert the size of Asia before you even hit the ocean.And it made a big enough impression that Maka decided this was the safest place to be after she was usurped, and took a 'several Marco Polos' length journey to get here.I'm betting Maka's mother and Amata knew each other pretty fucking well long before Maka was even born, to make a trip like that.Here's Maka's sister.
"Can we talk a bit?" You ask him, eyeing the other soldiers and officers, with politely finish their food and leave as Samiel nods."What's going on?" He asks, once you're alone."Oh, I was wondering how were things going between you and Dancing Smoke."You notice he blushes a bit. "Well... We saw each others yesterday. I told her about the situation and so on. She's going to help us at the best of her ability, of course, but unless the Prince brings his forces very close to the volcano, she can't do much."You gently elbow him. "You know what I mean."He rolls his eyes. "...Yes. Well. You know her she's... she's weird.""She IS a bit kinky." You nod. "Or rather, I have the feeling that she'd want you to be a bit more kinky to her.""...Don't talk about this in public, alright." His voice lowers as he looks around to make sure there's no one around to listen."I wouldn't, don't worry." You laugh. "But hey. Having a First Age dragon-goddess who is into dom-sub play for a girlfriend is something most-""Sssssh! Ssssssssh!" He hisses you down. "Your voice is too loud!">Just have some idle chatter about Dancing Smoke, see if he mentions something interesting>Suggest that some of Dancing Smoke's First Age memories might be sealed>Point out that a mere volcano goddess shouldn't have dragon-like traits, normally>Talk about what the magitech reactor exhaust you've seen in her lava pool>Use another approach (what?)>Chat a bit, then leave. (For where?)>Chat a bit until Tia returns.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38764549>Suggest that some of Dancing Smoke's First Age memories might be sealed
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38764549>>Suggest that some of Dancing Smoke's First Age memories might be sealedWell it is true, we did talk to her a bit about it before we found out about the Titan.
>>38764544So...you saying Amata was shagging Maka's mom too? I'm ok with this.>Maka's sisterCan't be, too old. Maka's sister is early teens. The again, she could also be precocious and developed faster.>>38764549>Just have some idle chatter about Dancing Smoke, see if he mentions something interesting>Point out that a mere volcano goddess shouldn't have dragon-like traits, normally
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764549>Talk about what the magitech reactor exhaust you've seen in her lava pool
>>38764549>Suggest that some of Dancing Smoke's First Age memories might be sealed
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38764581>Maka's sister is early teens.I don't think that's correct.Exaltedfag, how old is Maka's sister? I thought she was late teens.>So...you saying Amata was shagging Maka's mom too? I'm ok with this.And maybe her grandmother before her mother, too. It's hard to overstate how epic of a journey traveling from Gem to Tianna would be. It doesn't seem like Gem has major economic or political ties to Tianna, so that leaves personal.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38764549>Suggest that some of Dancing Smoke's First Age memories might be sealed>Point out that a mere volcano goddess shouldn't have dragon-like traits, normally
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38764612http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag/answer/121187481686>Their yet-unnamed sister is ten years younger - so a teenager, on the lower side of the teens.
>>38764612Maka's family's women tend to be quite he promiscuous women, if that's true.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764651>Maka's family's women tend to be quite he promiscuous women, if that's true.Or just have a weakness for sexy-as-fuck Dragon-blooded monarchs.Amata's the more suspect one if that's true - banging the women of several generations of one family. Really using her extended lifespan to the fullest.
>>38764662Well, who wouldn't? Amata is a big deal.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38764719for /u/
>>38764662I'm hoping Maka's mother is as lewd as Maka. Can't wait for them to meet and share stories of their deeds.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38764719For sure. You don't have to be quite promiscuous to make an exalted monarch your exception. It's an understandable 'freebie' to write into your prenuptial, really.
>>38764723Go back to akun.
>>38764725Even considering Maka's conquests, I have the feeling her mother's adventures would still make Maka shiver. Or horny.
Once Samiel stops acting embarrassed, you inform him: "...I think part of Dancing Smoke's memories might be suppressed.""...Really?" He wonders."Did you ever try asking her anything about the First Age?""Mh." He mumbles. "Actually, no.""She doesn't remember almost anything. But she was definitely around back then, so something must have sealed her memories.""...Any idea what?" He asks."Could've been anything." You shrug. "Probably what she used to be a goddess of in the First Age was damaged or destroyed, and she survived in a lessened form." Well, it's not a lie.Samiel hmmms. "...Is there anything we can do to fix her memory?""I and Amata are looking into it, but...">I want to ask her if we should be doing this, first, and I want you to be present.>I'd like you to be the one who asks her if we should be doing this.>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.>Even if we asked her she wouldn't know, so the decision is yours. Should we?>(Other?)
>>38764745Why not both?
>>38764747>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38764747>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.
>>38764747>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.>Even if we asked her she wouldn't know, so the decision is yours. Should we?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764747>>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.The First Age wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, even before the Usurpation happened,
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38764747>>I want to ask her if we should be doing this, first, and I want you to be present.>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.
>>38764747>We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change.>I want to ask her if we should be doing this, first, and I want you to be present.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38764777Sure it was anon, if the sunshine and rainbows were extracted from the screams of ten thousand mortals.
>>38764825So much exaggeration it hurts.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38764872Yeah it was just like the one god.Solars were efficient
>>38764872First Age apologist, plz. There was a first age exalt who had a garden of pain wherein she reshaped living mortals into fleshy abominations which screamed in pleasant musical tones.
>>38764747>Even if we asked her she wouldn't know, so the decision is yours. Should we?
>>38764872Indeed, any extraction process that needs ten thousand mortals to obtain significant quantities of Sunshine and Rainbows is terribly inefficient and a complete waste of time.Why, a skilled First Age Solar with a focus on Crafting and Thaumathurgy should be able to obtain warehouses full of Sunshine and Rainbows using less than two hundred mortals.
>>38764893Pff, it was just one. She was the exception. Everybody else was perfect, nothing wrong with them. First Age was great for everyone else, you can trust me on this.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764938Nice try Solar, I'm not entering your Sunshine and Rainbow extraction chamber.
>>38764747Oh dear god. Dancing Smoke is originally the God of the Titan's main weapon, isn't she?
>>38764938I think we should believe this guy, he sounds really trustworthy.
You scratch your head. "We're a bit worried that with her new memories she might... change."He lifts an eyebrow. "Change?""You know... she might remember unpleasant things. She might hate us, or maybe... maybe me specifically.""You're not the person your Solar Shard was in the First Age." He points out. You've been pretty adamant on that."She might not realize. Or not care. Or... she might act on the spur of the moment and do something stupid. She's a volcano, remember. What if she erupted?" Or worse?" You ask him. "If we unlock her memories, she'd get a huge amount of power back, probably. She could get too powerful for us to control.""...Yes, but she's also be a nasty surprise for the Silver Prince." He nods. "I think... we should do it. I'll stay with her when you reactivate her memories. Try and make it smooth and calm.""Alright.""...How do you plan on doing that?" He wonders.You shrug and make vague gestures. "It's a long, boring, technical story. Frankly I'm not even sure exactly how it'd work. Up to your mom and sis, mostly. We're just damage control.He seems to buy it. He nods and is about to open his mouth to reply, when a sudden astonished murmur across the barracks interrupts him.(cont.)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764952Uh... yeah? Have you read the last couple of threads? That's exactly why we're trying to restore her memory
Tia strides into the training ground, drenched in seawater and blood, and covered in bite marks. She's carrying, slung over her shoulder, a giant white shark that you'd guess somewhere between 15 and 20 meters from nose to tail. You don't even WANT to know how she got that through the castle's entrance. The carcass is utterly mauled, riddled with bruises and deep bite marks - most of them, but not all of them, human- and has a large hole large enough for someone to crawl into just DRILLED through its side, evidently to reach the heart."Found it." She proudly proclaims.Amidst the utter horrified panic that runs through the troops, you hear a soldier mumble something like "I'm so happy she's on our side.">Just in time. I and Samiel need a lift.>Welcome back, Tia. Can you wait a moment? I need to finish discussing a thing with Samiel.>Oh, Tia's here. I'll get back to you later, Sammy.>(Other?)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38764952Patron God of the whole Titan, Amata told us this already.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38764969>>Just in time. I and Samiel need a lift.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38764969>>Just in time. I and Samiel need a lift.We should tell Zaan we don't need his help anymore though so he isn't waiting around for us.
>>38764969>Just in time. I and Samiel need a lift.
>>38764969>Just in time. I and Samiel need a lift."... Did you need to bring the entire thing back?"
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764969>Just in time. I and Samiel need a lift.
>>38764990Eh, he'll find out through the rumor mill. Tia isn't what you'd call, subtle.
>>38764969>Just in time Tia, I really need to ride you right now.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38764969Well at least we can feed the soldiers some shark. I'll second telling Zaan that Tia's back or at least sending him a message, he was pretty mad last time we forgot about him.How big are its dicks?
>>38764969>Welcome back, Tia. And just in time too, I and Samiel need a lift.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38765017We don't have to go ourselves, just you know send a messenger or something.
Rolled 10 (1d10)I wonder how long it would take Val to upgrade our artifacts, it be great if she could do it before the fight, but that's pretty unlikely.
>>38765019Seconding. I love me some innuendo.
>>38765081Pearl will be our artifacts.
>>38764982>>38764990>>38765005>>38765006Doesn't Tia have a thing about people other than Maka riding her animal forms?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38765106Then Samiel will have to piggy back on Maka instead of riding on Tia.Problem solved.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38765106Not that I remember.She carried Regis and our pirate captains before.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38764969>Kiss deeply beautiful husband >Thank her for the gift>Just in time. Samiel and I need a lift>Send a message to Zaan
"Oh, welcome back, Tia." You'll admit you ARE surprised as well - you weren't expecting her to bring the whole thing back. But playing it nonchalantly will probably increase morale. "Why the whole shark?""It seemed a waste." She drops the immense carcass with a thud so loud it shakes the building. "Do you want to give them a test ride now?" She suggests, wiggling her eyebrows and grinning wildly."Right now I was wondering if you could give us... a more practical kind of ride." Samiel's suppressed laughter distracts you for a moment. "As in, fly me and Samiel up to Dancing Smoke's crater.""Are we doing a foursome?""No- er, maybe?" You suggest. "We'll see later, right now we mostly have to talk. About that thing. Remember? You were also there when I and Amata discussed it."She blinks. "I wasn't paying a lot of attention, but okay. Let's go.""Um, could you first... at least clean up all the blood on you?" Samiel suggests.She stares at him blankly. "...Why?" She asks, clearly confused."...Just... wash up a little bit. We're not in such a hurry." You ask her.After a few minutes of preparation and cleanup, Tia grabs the two of you and lifts you both so you're riding on her shoulders, then sprouts a massive pair of feathered wings and flies up from the castle's rooftop at a frankly frightening speed.(cont.)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38765173Damnit, we didn't even tell Zann we didn't need his help...
>>38765219He will be pissed off again. Maka could easily make it up to him, though.
After less than one hour of flight (the first few minutes of which have just been Samiel screaming, though he calmed down after a bit, thankfully), Tia lands on the very edge of the volcanic crater and sets you two down gently."We're here." She informs you, like it wasn't obvious already. "What now?"Dancing Smoke is nowhere to be seen at first. But, she's probably detected you. Unless she's sleeping? Do gods even sleep? You're not sure.However, after a minute or so, you see her rising from the volcanic crater, in a column of smoke and fire.What most of the time would be the dramatic appearance of a powerful manifestation of the natural world deified, however, is by now kind of a normal even to all of you."Oh, Maka. 'Sup.""'Sup." You nod at her. "I wanted to talk to you about-""Samiel! You're here too!" The goddess flits around you and just grabs and picks up Samiel, holding him sitting in her lap while hovering midair above you."Say... Dancing Smoke. Why didn't you ever tell me that you forgot the First Age?" He asks her."What?" She keeps her cheerful demeanor. "It's just an old story, and it's not important now. Besides, what would I say? That I forgot a lot of stuff, but I don't remember what?" She laughs. "I don't care much about it. Not now that I have you. Oh! Will you take a bath in the lava pool with me?"You hate butting in like this, but... "We might be able to fix you." You say."Fix me?" She looks down on you. "Are you saying that I'm... damaged?">Yes. You might not realize this, but you are.>No, but you have lost much in memory and power.>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.>Don't you want to remember?>Don't you want to be more powerful?>(Other?)(s+z roll)
>>38765232No anon, that's brainwashing. Leave poor zaan alone.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38765287>>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38765287>>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.I mean she is broken, but don't press any buttons that don't need to be pressed right now.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38765287>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.Talking to the Heart at the very least. Ideally Majestic Radiant Presence too.This is DEFINITELY a Talking to the Heart moment, yeah?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38765287>No, but you have lost much in memory and power.>>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38765287>There is a way to recover your memories, and with it your old powers. We are here to ask you if you'd want that.DS is adorables
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38765287>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.
>>38765287Didn't she believe she was the goddess of a bigger volcano and was forced to move to Tianna due shenanigans and lost her powers and memories with it?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38765316I'll second Talking to the Heart, but I think our pool is enough for now.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38765287>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.>Do you want to recover it?
Rolled 2 (1d10)We won't need any charms for this, look at all these successes.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38765287>No, but you have lost much in memory and power.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38765287>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.Use Majestic Radiant PresenceUse Talking to heart
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38765316>Talking to the HeartYeah, TttH is a good choice. This is something that could easily be taken the wrong way.Don't bother with MRP, though.
Rolled 7 (1d10)Can Samiel bath in the lava on his own, or does Dancing Smoke need to use her powers ?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38765467I'm not sure, we've seen him riding on lava before and he is a Fire Apsect, I'd say he can do it on his own.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38765467Fire Aspects become immune to fire and heat when they flare their anima or spend essence to activate their anima power.He'd be as immune to the heat as a Water Aspect is to drowning.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38765287>>No, but you have lost much in memory and power.>>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.>>Don't you want to remember?
>>38765340(That was what she said, yes. Amata believes it might have been either wrong or a lie.)[TALKING TO THE HEART][ESSENCE 5/6][Social + Zenith = 10 8 1 6 10 8 8 4 2 1 = 7 successes]"...Sorry, that was a poor choice of words." You admit. "I didn't mean it that way. But you ARE missing something. You know it yourself."She gently puts Samiel down and places a hand solidly on his shoulder. "...Yes, I know I've lost memories. I don't feel incomplete for that, though. After all... well, I don't know what I've lost.""What if I told you I and Amata can give it back to you?" You suggest.A long pause follows, during which Dancing Smoke just looks at you with intensity and thinks."How?" She finally asks."I don't know the procedure. It's something Amata came up with.""Why would she help me? She hates me.""So it IS a help?" You smile.She grumbles. "Well. I'm not ashamed to admit that, while I might not care about those memories, I wouldn't refuse the option of becoming more powerful." She points a finger down, to her volcano. "I DO remember something. I remember I was the goddess of something much grander and more impressive than a single volcano. But no one seems to remember me around here, so I have no way to know.""To answer your question, Amata was against restoring your memories. managed to persuade her to at least hear from you first."She grins. "So you're leaving me the choice?" She looks down to Samiel. "You too, sweetheart?"He nods. "I think no one other than you can make that decision.">Tell her about your worries about her changing and becoming hostile>Let her decide on her own, but you need an answer right now>Let her decide on her own, but you'll need an answer before the Silver Prince arrives>Let her decide on her own, she can take her time
>>38765287>No, but you have lost much in memory and power.>Sorry, that was a poor choice of words. But you ARE missing something.>>38765288Let's not start that again, we might get a debate out of it if Anons will agree what it means but this is the internet so at best we'll see links to Wikipedia and rule book quotes.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38765521>>Let her decide on her own, but you'll need an answer before the Silver Prince arrives
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38765521>>Tell her about your worries about her changing and becoming hostile>Let her decide on her own, but you'll need an answer before the Silver Prince arrives
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38765521>>Tell her about your worries about her changing and becoming hostileIn spite of them we still want to help her, we trust her.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38765521>Tell her about your worries about her changing and becoming hostile>Let her decide on her own, she can take her timeAnd tell her it's STILL her choice in spite of that, because we really have grown to trust her.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38765521>Let her decide on her own, she can take her time
>>38765521>Let her decide on her own, she can take her time
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38765521>>Let her decide on her own, but you'll need an answer before the Silver Prince arrives>Though, she can change her mind later. We just need to know if she wants to do it soon or if it's a "maybe".
>Let her decide on her own, she can take her time>If yourecover your memories, could you at least promise us something? Please, don't hate us,
>>38765521>Tell her about your worries about her changing and becoming hostile>Let her come up with an answer in her own time but if she asks the sooner the better.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38765521>Let her decide on her own, she can take her time>But the sooner the better
>>38765521>Let her decide on her own, but you'll need an answer before the Silver Prince arrives
>>38765521>Tell her about your worries about her changing and becoming hostile>Let her decide on her own, but you'll need an answer before the Silver Prince arrivesMaybe also warn her that restoring her to her full power will take longer than restoring her memories.
Rolled 4 (1d10)I just hope she does blow a fuse and attack the Tyrant.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_2q0Mm__sA
>>38765521Should we perhaps mention that she may have once been an ally of our exalt in the past, but we worry she may change and become hostile due to some memories/visions of pain from our shard?A sort of warning and offer of renewing our alliance. (especially if she -is- the Titan's goddess)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38765521>Let her divide on the own, she can take her time>In the meantime, I think Tia suggested a foursome...
>>38765521Tell her that we knew each other during the first age and there may be bad blood.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38765788>we knew each other during the first ageNo, we didn't. She knew the Tyrant in the First Age, and there might be bad blood. Doubly so since we inherited the Tyrant's exaltation.
"...He's right." You point out. "Only you can decide.""But I don't even remember much." She protests."You still know more than any of us. We... we can't exactly do this thing to you without your consent." You reply.She thinks about it for a second."Take your time. It... it would be better if we did this before the Silver Prince arrives, I'll admit." You say. "But it doesn't HAVE to be like that.""Sure it does." She replies. "You think I never realized? I am - I probably used to be - a dragon god." She grabs one of her horns with a hand to give emphasis to her words. "A spiritual being high enough on the Celestial Hierarchy to transcend the separation between gods and elementals and manifest as a Lesser Dragon.""That's a likely theory." You admit. "And having a Lesser Dragon on your side would be really helpful against the Silver Prince's forces." She crosses her arms and grins. "Do it.""Are you sure?" Samiel replies, sounding worried."You might think badly of me for this, but... Actually, even if you do, I don't care. I'm doing it for power." She proudly admits. "If it was just about memories, I probably wouldn't do it. But knowing I used to be one of the most powerful deities in Creation and that that was taken away from me... hurts me. I want that back." She shrugs. "I'm a power-hungry lunatic. Like all gods, I guess. Your prayers were good, but not enough. And I've renounced human sacrifice, so... this is all I have."You slowly nod."It's up to you. If you're still convinced that "fixing" me is a good idea, do it. Anytime you want." >Tell her something (what?)>Tell Samiel something (what?)>Return to Tianna>Return to Tianna, leave Samiel here>Have Samiel return, stay here for now>Head to Pearl>(Other?)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38765938>Head to Pearl
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38765938Honestly, now I'm kinda worried about bringing her back. I don't think she's the kind of person who will get power and then do nothing with it. What are the potential long term risks involved in this? Like will she be able to fire the cannon? Will she be able to fly the fucking thing?Also:>Ask Samiel if he wants to stay>Head to Pearl
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38765984I'd imagine the Solar Deliberative would balk at having the main weapon of a Titan be usable by anyone without the express command of a Solar. She might be incapable of using it without a Solar commander.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38765938>Thank her>Initiate foursome
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38765938>Head to PearlIt's time to roll up our... tabard? Time to get to work.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38765938>>Head to PearlCools, as long as she doesn't wreck us with her power it's all okay.
>>38765938>Thank her>Initiate foursome>Head to Pearl afterwardsTia is eager for the action, c'mon.
>>38765938>Initiate foursomeEh, there is time, might as well celebrate this decision and remind DS of her place: under Maka. And Tia. And Samiel.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38765938Changing my vote here >>38766004 to>Thank her>Head to Pearl
>>38765938>Initiate foursome>Head to Pearl
>>38766070Boo, why the change in heart?
>>38766088I remembered the Tyrant is near Pearl and that we need our construction crew to be extra performant
>>38766125That's not mutually exclusive with doing DS again. Father Ocean is slowing the Prince down, we have more time than the single week at the start. We can raise morale of the undead in a few hours later.
>>38765938>>Initiate foursome>Head to Pearl
Rolled 4 (1d10)Wait what happens if we restore Dancing Smoke's memory and she recognizes the Tyrant as her commander? I don't like the idea but it's something to be wary of.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38766278She would recognize her as her Ex-commander, but since she's not a solar it's more like it's her old boss rather than her current one.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38766278Yeah, it's definitely a worry, but c'est la vie. Hopefully if she has programmed-in loyalty, it's to the exaltation rather than the person. Respect the post, not the man, and all that.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38766301Ideally yeah. But it's something to keep in mind at least.
>>38766278Threesome, that's what happens.
>>38765938Why isn't anyone making a write in to thank her for helping us, even if she had to use disguise her desire to help as being the Power-Hungry Goddess instead of the good person she is?Add in some seduction and it'd be perfect
>>38766374That's what the foursome is. Theoritically. Hopefully.
>>38765938>tell her (whisper) you were a first age artifact.
"...Thank you. I'm going to put my trust in you for this." You tell her. "I want you to know, we're not THAT desperate for some help. Healing your memory is more about setting things right than giving you a power boost.""Psh." She waves dismissively at you. "I'm sure you're not going to complain.""Just... don't go crazy or anything. Alright?" Samiel asks her."Only if you go crazy on me." She suggests.Tia nods sagely. "I was promised a foursome.""You were?" Dancing Smoke grins."I have a new toy I want to try." She replies, inching closer to the goddess. Samiel wisely stands aside. "Maybe I should try it on you first, thoroughly, to see if it's worth of Maka.""They can both get awfully competitive, right?" Samiel asks you, as the two entirely-too-excited women stare each other down. "We should remind them who's boss." You suggest to him.After a nod of understanding, you both charge into them and shoulder-check the two of them into the crater, tumbling in a deep, deep dive down to the lava pool at the very bottom.(cont.)
>>38766438>fucking inside a volcanoI will never not be amused by this quest.
>>38766438>After a nod of understanding, you both charge into them and shoulder-check the two of them into the crater, tumbling in a deep, deep dive down to the lava pool at the very bottom.>Sex in a pool of Magma, Inside the Caldera of a volcano. The perks of an Exaltation, I guess.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38766438Will Tia be okay?Probably I guess.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>we're about to have a foursome consisting entirely of people badass enough to fuck in a pool of lava like it was someone's hot tubFuck. Yes.
A good hour something later, Dancing Smoke carries you and Tia back up to the edge of the crated with the very last of her energy left.Samiel decided to spend some time here before returning to Tianna. Besides, you informed him of your intention to head to Pearl instead. Fortunately Dancing Smoke will be available to carry him back home."I think he feels kind of sad after seeing what Tia can do. As a man, I mean." She suggests in a low voice.Tia puffs her chest proudly, but you reply "Well, tell him that Tia is a Lunar. He shouldn't compare himself to her, really. She cheats.""Neither of you seemed to mind me "cheating"." She replies, sounding almost offended."We didn't." You both reply in unison. before breaking in a giggle. "...You have good care of Sammy, you hear me?" You finally tell Dancing Smoke, before saying goodbye."Absolutely." She replies. "Let me know if you need anything else from me, by the way.""I think Valeriana might come here to ask for your help with some more metal work." You reply."Oh, right." Dancing Smoke licks her lips. "I miss her a bit."After exchanging a bit more chatter and saying goodbye, Dancing Smoke dives into her volcano, back to her lover's side."So, Pearl?" The cheerful, almost shining smile of a satisfied Tia is wonderful to behold."Yep. Tyrant should be already there.">Stay with me.>Once you brought me, I'll need your help carrying some more people from Tianna to Pearl. (who? / bring whoever needs to come)
>>38766615>Stay with me.
>>38766615>Once you brought me, I'll need your help carrying some more people from Tianna to Pearl. (Regis, Millian, Pyre and Valeriana)I'm unsure of Val yet, but Pyre would love to visit Pearl even as it is right now and we should supervise the kids' essence development.
>>38766615>Stay with me
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38766615>>Once you brought me, I'll need your help carrying some more people from Tianna to Pearl. (who? / bring whoever needs to come)Regis and Millian.Pyre will be coming on her own with the Cult and everyone else is doing there own thing right now
>>38766615>Once you brought me, I'll need your help carrying some more people from Tianna to Pearl. (Regis, Millian, Pyre and Whiever wishes to come)Val needs to learn sorcery before comin to Pearl, I think. I can agree on training on the use of essence, though.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>38766615>>Stay with me.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38766615>I will need you to bring everyone who need to come
>Once you brought me, I'll need your help carrying some more people from Tianna to Pearl.The servants. We need to tease them~
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38766615>>>Stay with me.The rest will be coming soon enough.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38766615>The cheerful, almost shining smile of a satisfied Tia is wonderful to behold.Our husband sure is cute
>>38765938Meh, she's full of crap. We all know she really wants power so she can protect Sammie
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38767229The best subs are the ones who could kill you with their pinky finger and have anyone they wanted, but want to be your sub anyway.
You have Tia fly you to Pearl. The trip takes about a hour and a half.Pearl, seen from above, doesn't look like much, but you can kind of see what is happening. The large construction yard where foundations have been dug is surrounded by stocks and piles of wood, stone, bricks, depots and storehouses, and other buildings and facilities. smelters, foundries, metal workshops, clay kilns, carpenters. Outwards from there, the houses of the construction workers, of the hunters and fishermen, and fields sown with crops....Defensively speaking, all this is terrible. Any army with a battering ram and the thumbs to use it could smash down the weak wooden palisade that surrounds the "city" and rampage inside. Even once you finish the Manse, that will be the only strongpoint. You'll have to evacuate everyone inside and abandon all these people's houses and workplaces.Well, as long as you all survive, you can always rebuild, you reason. They might not like it, but... you really can't do anything else about it.Not too far north, beyond the river, you see the multi-colored rainbow-like fog of Silk's Wyld spot. All your settlers have taken great care to keep away from it, even though a few small boats can be seen sailing up and down the river lazily.And, further east, between the lake and the forest, he vast black shape of the Dark Omen rests against the green countryside, like a giant armor-plated cockroach on a brightly-colored carpet.Tia flaps down near the construction site and drops you. Immediately, probably having seen you come from afar, the people of Pearl begin to mill around you."Divine Maka!""Lady Maka!""Lady Maka! What is happening?""A giant monster has landed near the lake!""Will it kill the fish?""Are you here to save us?""There's talk of Skullstone moving war to us! Is it real?""What should we do?""Please help us!""Where did Lady Valeriana go? We can't continue building the Manse without her!"(cont.)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38767269>"A giant monster has landed near the lake!"They don't mean the warship do they?
>>38767269>"Divine Maka!">"Lady Maka!">"Lady Maka! What is happening?">"A giant monster has landed near the lake!">"Will it kill the fish?">"Are you here to save us?"Our cultists are so adorable.
Multiple choice depending on how much information you're willing to disclose>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore>Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party>Tell them about the Silver Prince's motives (except the Titan)>Tell them that the Manse must be finished in six days>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid>Tell them you will evacuate them into the Manse once it gets dangerous>(Other?)(s+z)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38767319>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore>Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party>Tell them that the Manse must be finished in six days>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid>Tell them you will evacuate them into the Manse once it gets dangerous
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>38767319>>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore>Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid>Tell them you will evacuate them into the Manse once it gets dangerousThey don't need to hear all of the details , just there's a war coming and we're preparing and we're going to get them to safety before the fighting actually starts, tell them not to worry, all of us are doing everything we can to prepare.Activate IPS
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38767319>>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore>>Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party>Tell them that the Manse must be finished in six days>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraidWe tell them what the basic situation is and what's expected.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38767319>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore"With the wisdom and guidance of the Unconquered Sun, I have spoken with the Deathlord and made her see the Light. She promised to help us">Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party"Her former master, enraged by the loss of one of their champions, sent a fleet commanded by the Silver Prince to kill her and destroy Tianna. However, we will not lay down and let them crush us.">Tell them that the Manse must be finished in six days>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid"Lady Valeriana, Queen Amata and Zaan of the Three Rivers have created a plan that will allow us to complete the basics of the Manse in six days. We will use the might of our Exaltations and the Blessings of the Ignis Divine to bind Demons to work for us and manipulate the flows of Essence to speed up the construction. The Divine Essence of the Manse, it's blessings and it's armaments will protect you all and weaken the armies of our Enemy."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38767269>>38767482Here also voting to activate MRP and maybe use TTTH so they don't misunderstand.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38767319>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore>Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party>Tell them that the Manse must be finished in six days>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid>Tell them you will evacuate them into the Manse once it gets dangerous
>>38767317How can our cultists possibly be this cute?
>>38767526Don't you mean>My Little Cultists Can't be This Cute!
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38767506IPS is for a crowd, MRP is for one person or a small group and Talking to the Heart is single target.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38767319>Tell them the Tyrant came to you seeking redemption>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid
What charms do we want here?MRP or IPS, I'm not sure which but one of those, do we have anything else?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38767549You are correctChanging>>38767506 to Inspired Performance Style and TTTH
>>38767577The one that increases speed on foot.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>38767618What charms do we want to use, not which charms do we want to buy.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38767577IPS is the only charm we have for big groups, something to look into later I guess.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38767629Inspired Performance Style and Talking to the Heart. That way we ensure everyone listening understands what is going on.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38767655>>38767591>Inspired Performance Style and Talking to the Heart.Agreed.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38767591>>38767655Can we even use TttH on big groups?I'm all for it if we can but, the description says targets a single person, so I guess whatever EF says.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38767672I dunno I mean the way EF has described the charm is that it ensures that what we say is perfectly understood. There's no implicit upper limit on numbers there. But as written no it wont work.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38767519Seconding, plus use of IPS
Rolled 5 (1d10)I kinda feel like changing clothes now that I think about it, I'm in the mood for number 14 Golden Snake Jewels, I like how showy it is and it bares Maka's makas.
>>38767803I will support it, even if I think it's better suited for other situations. Like impressing other exalts or ruling.
>>38767882Actually, thinking again, this could be construed as a ruler meeting her people. I just want to use every costume at least once before settling on a few of them
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>38767921I actually hope we get a lot of use out of this set, it's one of my favorites, all the gold and bare skin and the mask, I love the mask/helmet.
>>38767953It is very good, whoever suggested it has good taste. It, formal regalia and nole evening deess are my favorites, with honorable mentions to temptress. I find babydoll armor amusing, can't wait for a fight to use it in.
[INSPIRED PERFORMANCE STYLE][ESSENCE 5/6][Social + Zenith = 7 5 2 4 1 10 6 6 2 7 4 10 3 = 6 successes]"People, please, calm down. It's all right. That monster is a, uh." Yeah. "It's a Deathlord's airship."They don't calm down."I said calm down! She's on our side now!" Okay, that's not quite 100% true but you need a bit of exaggeration here. Plus that surprised them enough to leave you silence to continue. "The Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine wishes to renounce her previous allegiance and ally herself with Tianna and Pearl.""But isn't she still a Deathlord?" Someone asks."...Yes, she IS still a Deathlord. But she is under control. Trust me."If you weren't a Solar using Charms, probably this kind of outrageous claim would have been laughed away as the ramblings of a madman, but instead you see nothing but relief and trust in their eyes.Good, because that's exactly what you need right now. Desperately so.You pause for effect. The entire site, the entire city has fallen silent. People have gathered around you from all corners of Pearl now to hear from you.Tia, you have no idea why, but probably trying to be helpful, grabs you and puts you on her shoulders, standing, then transforms under your feet in a massive auroch.From your vantage point, the entire plaza can look up and see you. Beaming confidently, you summon a change of clothes and put on your golden, snake-themed jewels.Time to make an impression.(cont.)
>>38767803>>38767882I'll third it, I like outfit 14 and feel it would fit.>>38767921And? We're already going to be Queen via marriage through both Tia and Amata (Tianna and the nomad tribes) so we would be their ruler of sorts
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>38767319>Tell them about Tyrant and how she's (probably) not a threat anymore>Tell them about the Silver Prince and his war party>Tell them that the Manse must be finished in six days>Tell them that you'll be using magical help and to not be afraid>Tell them you will evacuate them into the Manse once it gets dangerous
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>38768093>auroch>big bullAppropriate, probably not intentional though.
>>38768172Who knows with Tia? She's been an Exalted for a long time, and she seems to bury what she's thinking through acting on rash impulse. I still think she's fully aware of the past of her Lunar First Age counterpart, she just doesn't want to acknowledge it
"The Manse will be our only hope for a fortifications here." You proclaim in a powerful voice. "If there has been any talk of fleeing this location and returning to Tianna, let me dispel it right now. We'll make our stand here. The Manse will be ready in time, and will be our fortress."Astonished, indecisive, confused murmuring."It can be done, with your help and hard work and mustering all the powers, natural and supernatural, at our disposal. Several gods and numerous Exalted are on our side, and together we will redefine what "impossible" means."The mumbles vanish into silence."I have no love for animated dead, or the demonspawn of the Yozi. But the Tyrant commands the former, and sorcery allows us to bend the latter to our will. I see no reason not to use them both to aid us."Someone raises a hand. "Will they put us out of our jobs?""No, don't worry." You reply. "Their aid is just for the duration of this emergency. We are in no condition to turn down any help."The crowd makes general noises of assent."Once the Manse will be complete, it will be our stronghold. The battle against Skullstone will probably be fought here."Another hand. "...What about our houses and workshops? We just built them!"You shake your head. "I'm sure you realize as well that it would be impossible to protect the entire city and fortify it in this short amount of time. We've elected to just focus on finishing the Manse, and having it act as our fortress. Inside, you will be safe. On the last day before the Silver Prince's armies arrive, bring food and those possessions you value the most inside. And I promise you that, if we survive, you will all be rewarded for this loss I'm forcing onto you."Silence."For any problem any of you might have, form an ordered line and bring it up to me." You conclude, leaping down from Tia's back. Pearl is barely a city, and doesn't really have anything like a judge, law enforcement, or any administration.Time for you to be a queen.
>>38768310>Time for you to be a queen.All my yes
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>38768310>Time for you to be a queen.Back on the throne after so long.
[SESSION END]2 XP: base1 XP: picture related14 xp.Sorry for a short thread, but today I had to start late and finish early.I'll stick around if there are questions, requests or anything relevant until the thread expires (though remember I do have an ask.fm too!)
>>38768391Thanks for the thread as always EF, can't wait for next time.
>>38768391I'd like that Lightning charm, if possible
>>38768433I've put charms on hold until the new game system is ready, shouldn't be long. maybe even next thread.
>>38768466Alrighty then, looking forward to it.
>>38768466Stats and skills are okay though right?Anyone feel like upgrading Eclipse to up our queening before the next thread?
>>38768490I think we should increase dawn first, in preparation for the battles to come.
>>38768505I was thinking Eclipse since it would only cost us 6 XP, which should leave us enough for a charm by the end of next thread.Plus if we up Eclipse we can learn a language free, like Old Realm for reading what's inside the Titan.
>>38768391>1 Xp: picture relatedThat need a slight explanation
>>38768559>QUEEN.jpg>Time for you to be a queen.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>38768466Well, I'd like the fast-speed charm once they become available again, then.
>>38768531That's... not a bad idea. Especially if we're being all queenly now.
>>38768581Oh... well, duh. Thanks anonAlso we should do more awesome things for exp
>>38768490I agree, also add one to Twilight, and next thread add one Night, so all our abilities are at 3 for training purposes
>>38768685Hmpf, I'd like to go more matial but that's okay I guess
>>38768685I don't mind those later, for know I just want Eclipse and then a bit more combat stuff as well as Lightning Speed.After we deal with the Prince I'm all for that stuff though.
>>38768780Man, with Lightning Speed and Tireless Hero's Soul we could run laps around Tianna as a warmup.
>>38768531>Plus if we up Eclipse we can learn a language free, like Old Realm for reading what's inside the Titan.I'll second Eclipse if this is true, any confirmation EF?
>>38768780>as Lightning SpeedMe too, and their is a lot of acrobatics charms I want, but we need higher a Night to get them>>38768827He's confirmed it on his ask.fm. awhile back. I think he also said we can buy just languages for 2xp
>>38768780Why do we have mik to run our kingdom smoothly?Really that guy has all the organisation and economy prowess we'll ever needEither go commanding and inspiring the troops via dawn or learn old realm and beat up gods and spirits via twilight
>>38768825It'll also give us great combat mobility with Monkey Leap and Graceful Crane.I'm still hoping we can bug Valeriana into making us Wings of the Raptor though
>>38768865Because Mik has his own objectives that will require him moving all around Creation, and so won't always be around 24/7
>>38768862What was that signature attack charm under night called again?
>>38768865Mik has Econ and Admin stuff, remember even if he has a dicepool for it that doesn't mean he'll have charms, plus as the Queen Face we'll be expected to make some decisions on our own.We don't have to fully invest like he is, but a six base dicepool and a +3 dice adder is a decent setup to not fuck up.
>>38768920Thunderbolt Attack Prana?
>>38768948Sounds about right, thanksit's damn bothersome not having the pdfs wiith me
>>38768948Nah, TAP was +1 damage if we charge into a fightThunderbolt Attack Prana (Permanent, +1 damage to your first attack in a fight if you charge, run or leap into battle)
>>38769004Keep in mind that a lot of charms are going to change shortly.
>>38769015>Yes.Then I'm all for it, Eclipse 3 and Old RealmIsn't Old Realm the language gods speak too?
>>38768997I just have Anathema open whenever we talk about charms>>38769065Yes
>>38769071That's cool and all but there isn't anathema for android as far as i know
>>38769015Then bump up our Eclipse, want to speak some Old Realm
>>38769094No there's a PC program, I didn't actually know about the android one.
>>38769037Really? Second then
>>38769119Wrongly quoted, meant to quote>>38769037
>>38768093>Tia, you have no idea why, but probably trying to be helpful, grabs you and puts you on her shoulders, standing, then transforms under your feet in a massive auroch.When we're designing the rest of the cirt we should make the platform where we make grand speeches to the city bull shaped
>>38768937>six base dicepoolWell it depends actually, it might be Soc + Eclipse, giving us 8 base and 11 with the dice adder
>>38769182Talking about designI'd love to have a Statue of our Circle, surrounding UCS-sama>Mik with a filled bag of coins, a sealed contract in the right and in the process of flipping a coin>Val clutching a hammer in her right and her staff in the left while carrying a large satchel of scrolls and tools, that nearly spills>Karas striking a pose with his left foot on his daiklave, stuck in the ground, his right on a banner that leans on his shoulder>maka striking a pose of her prayer dance, as always scantly clad... if at all>janet...er silent starfall... nowhere to be seen ... yetJup i have that picture in mind since we started construction
>>38769570>Radiant Starfall absent and not in her signature magical girl poseCome on, man.
>>38769639To be honest I didn't think about her that much since she was introducedsure she is awesome, but the sheer amount of important to semi-important people we've met and interact regurlary so far with... is awesome as well, as in head first into a volcano diving, destroying isles during maka-time and dodging canon fire in a row boat
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>38769182For the city layout itself let's do a circular setup radiating from the Manse itself. This circle is separated into 4 boroughs that are each an homage to a specific Virtue. They can also be specific for different industries.The borough we dedicate to the Valor of Ignis Divine will have armories, barracks, training grounds, dojos, stables, etc.I dunno about the rest but we could think of something.
>>38769750Starfall managed to save the city from huge threats with nobody knowing.
>>38770118Thinking about it, magical girls make petty good night castes.Despite how flashy they are no one usually knows their identities and the alternate form could be a disguise skill from larceny.
>>38763712SO, uh, what other mistakes are there to fix? Zareen getting laid is one, I know it's missing a couple minor characters, like the marchan Mikahil was with, but what else?
>>38771373Might want to add Ocean Father and maybe UCS to the Gods/Other section.Also it's not really necessary but we did learn recently that Tianna has a few more DBs, two under both Sammy and Irene and the a few others not involved in the war effort.
>>38771445Right, I will put them in in the next version.
>>38769797>Compassion: health and educational facilities, plus anything children>Convitcion: workshops, infrastructure and logistics>Temperance: a staircase to Maka's bedroom
>>38771477Also Running Swallows real name was Dancing Swallow.
>>38771808Talking of that, do we have an exaltedy name like Running Swallow etc?
>>38771951Maka?Maybe, she's royalty so she might have a more elaborate name and she's using Maka for short. It's up to us basically. We named her after all.
>>38771808Was it? Uh. Well, that's the kind of shit I would never remember.
>>38771980I can give it a once over later if you don't mind me messing with it.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>38771951>Talking of that, do we have an exaltedy name like Running Swallow etc?That's not an Exalted thing, that's a Threshold thing. People in Creation's Threshold region tend to name themselves with actual words or phrases. The canon character Harmonious Jade, for example, was named after the sound of jade coins being handed to the mother who sold her to a Yozi cult.So no, Maka doesn't have a name like that. She has a name that actually means something - she's royalty.
>>38772000There, updated, put two more mortals, Ocean Father and Senpai. Corrected Zareen's banged status.
I wonder if there will be enemy solars later in the quest. Scarlet Empress too.
>>38772773There's one Solar working for Silver Prince that Karas told us about, I think he's a canon character too.Scarlet Empress is harder, at this point she's still missing and the Realm is leaderless.