As you expected, the further north you head, the thicker the fog becomes.Despite the warm summer air, it's a cold fog, that persists throughout the day, and which feels like a lingering winter frost, somehow overstaying its welcome by months. The air makes you shiver, more for the promise of what it contains than for the cold itself.You turn around, worried. As you expected, the crew of the Gloria are less than thrilled about the situation. Well, they didn't know what they were volunteering for exactly. To be honest, there was no way they would. No one has really SEEN a fleet of first-age-class ships sailing the seas, crewed by ghosts and skeletons and led by Abyssals.Well, until now. Now... there they are, just in front of you, even if they're hidden by a barrier of fog. They don't need to stop for rest or supplies. And there's no navy in the West that can be a threat to them. Except maybe the Realm's Western Fleet, but you're not going to be so lucky.They're going to be in Tianna in five days, and you've got to slow them down a bit. To buy some time for Maka and the others. And you have absolutely no idea how.(cont.)
"...Sir, wouldn't it have been better if you just told Lady Maka about your intentions?"Marat Adrinazon, the ship's captain appointed by Mikahil and Valeriana, is no coward, but you understand perfectly his nervousness. He's clenching his sheathed cutlass like it could protect him against the Abyssals beyond that fog barrier."...She wouldn't have let me go, or she would've insisted that I bring someone else with me." You turn to stare back into the moving fog. "I'm useless at home right now. Everyone is organizing things, building, preparing, training. I can't do any of that, I'm just a dumb idiot who is good with a sword. The one thing I can do is buy the people in Tianna some time. Do some damage."Marat fidgets nervously. You know what he wants to say but is too scared to. It doesn't take a genius to guess."No, I'm not suggesting we should board them all by ourselves. I'm not quite THAT dumb." The Gloria is a good ship, but it's made of wood and driven by sails. It can't compare to a single Swift Midday Brilliance-class warship, much less a fleet. You need a plan. And you can't risk losing the Gloria, no matter what.>I'll get a lifeboat and sail up to the fleet. Then I'll improvise.>Land me on a small island near their route. I'll draw their attention from there.>I'll dive and swim up to them. They won't see me coming.>Don't worry. Sail into the fog and pull alongside one of the Abyssal ships.>(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/ExaltedfagSorry for the hiatus. For now, I'm back, but in this period I can't guarantee to make a thread a week... I'll still try to run.
As you can guess, this is the new game system I've been mentioning.http://pastebin.com/pvAZpsJ6 This is how the new system works in detail. The short version is that now there are two types of Essence. Burn Essence is regenerated one point per action, Commit Essence is regenerated one point per scene.Some charms will have two different effects depending on which Essence they're activated with.Burn Essence is usually for instantaneous effects. Commit Essence is for effects with a long duration, or more powerful.Charms never stack with other charms, not even themselves.
>>39193350>>I'll get a lifeboat and sail up to the fleet. Then I'll improvise.We should have the Gloria hide out somewhere so we can use it as a sort of mobile base for some hit and run tacticsHoly shit Karas, I guess that's what it means to be a Dawn.>>39193408Nice to see you again EF, missed you.
>>39193343>(Other?)>Go back to Tianna. The whole point of circles fighting together is to fight together. Maximizing the force you can apply. Going alone is a fools errand.March separately, fight together. Someone with War 5 'should' understand that.
>>39193350>>I'll get a lifeboat and sail up to the fleet. Then I'll improvise.
>>39193343>>39193350Goddamnit Karas, why couldn't you have just fucked off on a booty call like you should you did?Then again, with the way things have been going, he'll probably meet his Lunar mate as that Abyssal's right-hand (wo)man(?) and have the perfect excuse as to why he was doing this in the first place.
>>39193343I think I'm looking at this right, what does Karas have commited, Wind Calling Authority?Will that still work if we move to another ship?
>>39193669Yes and yes. (In the sense that it will work for the new ship, of course. You can't keep it active for a ship you're not on.)
>>39193562I dunno, maybe, since he DOES have War 5, he knows what he's doing?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39193350>I'll get a lifeboat and sail up to the fleet. Then I'll improvise.I say we should just do massive blows with multiple charms to breech hulls and then run away.
>>39193702I'm on board for successive hit and run tactics, do lots of damage at once, beat it when things start getting hot, regain essence, and repeat.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39193702that honestly sounds like the best plan, cause just enough damage to slow ships down, or make them make repairs to keep speed, and get out of there
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39193350>>I'll get a lifeboat and sail up to the fleet. Then I'll improvise.set up to meet them at a rendezvous at a certain time so we can get in, cause some damage, and get away to meet up with them and speed off
Guys, remember that Karas knows their passwords. We can infiltrate this shit. (maybe)
>>39193729Oh shit he does, they might not work if the recognize him as that one dude who Exalted and escaped though. That kind of thing is pretty memorable.
>>39193729I wonder if we can infiltrate and break out with one of the Warstriders
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39193761that would be hilariousI say if the opportunity presents itself, we should do that
>>39193761It would be more smash and grab than infiltrate with Karas.
>>39193408A quick question about Anima Flare, if we commit from the Peripheral pool will we stay flaring as long as we have it commited?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39193350>>Land me on a small island near their route. I'll draw their attention from there.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39193350>>I'll dive and swim up to them. They won't see me coming.EXALTED
>>39193845No, you only flare when you do the committing, but all subsequent flares are increased by 1 (visually)."I'll get a lifeboat and sail up to the fleet." You explain to Marat.He stands there, looking at you, waiting for you to continue."Then I'll improvise." You conclude.He sighs. "...Very well then. Where should we wait for you?""Hide the Gloria behind the coastline of those small atolls on the portside. Try and camouflage it best as you can." You order him, while motioning to two crewmen to lower one of the Gloria's lifeboats into the ocean. Which they do, but you notice that their gaze is ever drawn towards the fog field as it sails, quickly and effortlessly, through the ocean, closer and closer."...Are you SURE that they can't see through their own fog, sir?" One of them asks you."Reasonably sure." You lie reassuringly. The lifeboat hits the water, and you drop down onto it."Godspeed, sir." Maras salutes you as you untie the ropes."Stay out of trouble." You salute back. "If I don't make it back by dawn tomorrow, or you have good reason to suspect I won't make it back period, sail back to Tianna without hesitation.""...what will we say to Lady Maka?" He asks, worriedly."That I'll be a bit late." You grin and try and make a show of confidence. "Don't worry, Maka will not take it out on you. I know her.""That's... not what I'm worried about, sir." He mumbles. "You know, she cares for you a lot.""I know. That's why I had to lie. If I told her the truth, she'd be coming here trying to get me back home right now." You sit down and grab the oars. "And that's stupid. She's too useful in Tianna right now. But my place is here, on the battlefield. It's the only place where I can be useful." You look back up to him. "Go behind that atoll now.""Yes. Best of luck, sir."(cont.)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39194002We are so going to slap the shit out of our brother when we meet up with him again.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39193343AWSHITNIGGAH
>"That's... not what I'm worried about, sir." He mumbles. "You know, she cares for you a lot."I love our subjects so much, to think they used to be afraid of us.
>>39194002You give the oars three good strokes and propel yourself away from the Gloria and in the foggy cloud's trajectory. Now, you just have to wait.Out of habit, you tense your fingers slightly, feeling the touch, one after another, of the weapons you keep stored Elsewhere. Especially the Grand Daiklave.Maka's not telling you everything, that much is obvious. Where does this enormous weapon come from? How did she find so much Orichalcum? A question for another time. For now, you trust her motives, and are grateful that you can wield such a weapon.(...You should also think of a better name for it, maybe.)The fog is nearly upon you. Maybe you should adjust your position...>Dead center. Whatever is inside that fog, you'll hit it head on.>To the side. Try and enter the fog from an angle.>Capsize the rowboat and hide under, waiting for the ships to be over you.>Full speed ahead. Cut through their formation at the highest speed possible.>Full speed away. The fleet is faster and will overtake you, but this will make your relative speed as small as possible and let you sail alongside them.>(Other?)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39194076>Capsize the rowboat and hide under, waiting for the ships to be over you.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39194076>>39194076>Capsize the rowboat and hide under, waiting for the ships to be over you.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194076>To the side. Try and enter the fog from an angle.It's nice to see Maka's doing good work for Solar PR.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39194076>To the side. Try and enter the fog from an angle.
>>39194076>>Capsize the rowboat and hide under, waiting for the ships to be over you.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39194091"Come to Pearl, and you too might get a Solar Pussy!"
>>39194076>>To the side. Try and enter the fog from an angle.I still kind of want to try getting aboard with the password we have, plus I don't want to wreck our lifeboat since it is our getaway vehicle.>(...You should also think of a better name for it, maybe.)He can call it Ship Slicer after he uses it to cut a boat in half.
>>39194076>Capsize the rowboat and hide under, waiting for the ships to be over you.
>>39193408>that health calculation>minimum damageWe might want to look into buying Ox Bodies now actually.
>Full speed ahead. Cut through their formation at the highest speed possible.Holy shit, Karas, you genius.Slightly disappointed it's Call of Duty rather than Call of Booty, but this makes is better overall.
>>39194299It'll be a chance to test out the new combat system at least.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194183what's this 'password' business? I'm afraid I've forgotten
>>39193408>Some charms will have two different effects depending on which Essence they're activated with.Stealing an idea from a 3rd Ed exalt type? Nice
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39194299Call of Booty comes after this, we just somehow need to find our lunar waifu quickly and be able to impress her with this as that is appropriate courting procedure preluding the banging
>>39194323A bunch of poetry he told Maka when meeting her in quest.
>>39194323Karas heard the password that the Silver Princes spies use to recognize one another when he was a slave
>>39194289Don't we already have Ox Body though? What practical change is there in the system with how health and damage work now? I'm not all that mechanically inclined.
>>39194345We don't, even if we did Ox Body is one of those charms that you can buy multiple times.It's a difference in systems, before we relied on the fact that we could cancel out damage entirely to get by in fights, not that that much now that I think about it, now that Minimum damage is a thing we can't expect to go through fights with full health at the end, we need more health to deal with that.
Just as the cold fog begins to wash over you, you leap overboard and flip the small rowboat over, hiding just below it.The water is crystal clear, enough for sunlight to diffuse under the surface. As the cloud passes over you, you feel the temperature drop and the light disappearing, but you can still see a bit.Dark shapes swim on the ocean above, heading straight towards you, incredibly fast. The first one heads straight for you......and then, just as you prepare to dive sideways and avoid the hull plowing through you, you notice that the ship suddenly decreases in speed and moves slightly to one side to avoid you.You're really amazed by the ship's responsiveness and maneuverability. That kind of stunt would be utterly impossible to pull even with a ship as agile as the Gloria.You hear distant, muffled voices, but cannot quite make up what they're saying. >Stay hidden and wait.>Flip the lifeboat over and reveal yourself.>Flip the lifeboat over and use it as a springboard to leap up onto the closest ship.>Dive and swim up to the hull of the closest ship, the head of the formation.>Dive and swim up to the hull of the next closest ship, to the side.>(Other?)
>>39194378>Dive and swim up to the hull of the next closest ship, to the side.>>39194373mind giving me an example? having a hard time grasping it, doesn't help that its getting early here
>Both types of Essence are equal to 3 + [Mental + Cult]Cult just became top tier shit. If only we knew it would be this relevant mechanically before, I'd have voted to max the Maka worship.>>39194378>>Dive and swim up to the hull of the closest ship, the head of the formation.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39194378>Dive and swim up to the hull of the closest ship, the head of the formation.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194378>Dive and swim up to the hull of the next closest ship, to the side.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39194378>>Dive and swim up to the hull of the next closest ship, to the side.Karas x Pyre Spark OTP
>>39194439Karas x Pyre Sark x Lunar Husbando OTP
>>39194455Poor Pyre Spark, she really needed that Kiss of the Sun
>>39194455>Lunar waifu ftfy, we ain't having any of that faggotry here.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194378>>Dive and swim up to the hull of the closest ship, the head of the formation.
>>39194463So Karas' mate will be male? Remember, Tia is husbando and she's a girl (most of the time). So giving Karas a waifu means giving him a boy.
>>39194455Please, stop that gay crap, it wasn't funny the first thousand times and its even less so now.>>39194483What? That's completely backwards anon and just more of that forced gay crap, Karas is not gay so stop trying to make your own wish fulfillment shit happen and take it elsewhere, you've shit up enough of this quest with it.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39194378>Dive and swim up to the hull of the last ship, the tail of the formation.All these options seem dumb, but like this they'll have a much longer reaction time.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39194490>Bitching about gayness>In ExaltedThat's like complaining that there's too many Americans in America
>>39194490Chill anon, it was just a bit of wordplay.
>>39194490>implying he isn't Bi>implying we aren't seriousAnon please don't be so mad.
>>39194499There are, and its still completely legit in this quest, it's entirely projected out of character wankery that is out of place and annoying as hell.
>>39194503It stopped being that months ago anon.>>39194504I wouldn't be if you didn't keep forcing it into every single fucking discussion and thread and actually are serious about it.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39194483That doesn't make any sense at all anon, your trying way too hard, just like the other gay anons, just stop it.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39194378Seconding >>39194494>>39194504>>implying we aren't seriousI think you mispoke there anon, and it doesn't help your cause any.
>>39194494That's a decent idea, hopefully we can then jump forward onto the boats in front and sow chaos and confusion
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194506Dude, nearly everyone with a name in Exalted is basically bi unless otherwise explicitly indicated.The only thing that separates the base setting from your average ERP is the lack of dicks scribbled in the margins.
>>39194506>it's entirely projected out of character wankeryhttp://ask.fm/Exaltedfag/answer/121128299606>To the best of your knowledge, Karas has dated and expressed interest in both boys and girls, but more of the latter than the former.Regardless though, we're just bantering about things we enjoy like any other thing we talk about, nothing we say will have any effect on what Karas will do or what will happen to him outside of this thread. I'm sorry you find it annoying to read, but screaming and bitching about how you hate thing is shitposting.
>>39194551There is also a distinct difference between occasional speculation and jovial posting and the couple anons screaming "I WANT KARAS TO GET FUCKED UP THE ARSE BY A BIG BEAR ALL DAY LONG" every time Karas is even remotely relevant to the topic at hand, and it has gotten old long ago.
We should introduce Karas to Silk.
>>39194506>>39194551Isn't Maka like, an extreme pansexual ?I'm pretty sure she was taking fish dicks in the cunny and the pooper while swimming in lava, last thread.
>>39194580Shark dicks anon, gotta be specific, even more specific, Tia's Great White Sharks
>>39194579That will be interesting. What does he think of the Fae? Everyone who meets Silk is surprised to see a pacified Fae.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194618"Hey, Karas! Come try some sentient lube!"
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39194378Get up the nearest ship and try to wreck the cannons, otherwise look for high ranking officers and other high value targets and try to take them out.
You hang on to the small hull of the rowboat for what feels like an eternity, as the ships slowly sail past you. You feel the noise and impacts of their essence-driven engines hitting the water around you, the throb transmitting through the water and making you feel almost like the ocean itself is vibrating.Without being able to see, you can only rely on guesswork and timing. You breathe deeply and then-Suddenly, you hear a loud impact, almost an explosion, that wracks your nerves, as the tip of a bodkin arrow point materializes, peeking through the wooden hull by just a little bit.As the echo of the impact disappears, you stay perfectly still......and hear some distant noises... maybe talking, from the ships' decks. No other arrow hit your capsized rowboat.A random act by some bored crewman? The arrow didn't bite so deep to make you think it was a serious effort by some Exalted, and if they had any suspicion that you were hiding here, they'd have hit you with something far worse. Still, the couple millimeters of steel point that gleam in the refracted light of the ocean trouble you.(cont.)
...Since when do skeletons get bored? Do they have mortal troops with them? Or are they ghosts, shielded from the sun by the enveloping fog? Your mind races, and you almost expect the arrow to explode any moment now.It doesn't happen, thankfully, and the ships keep flowing by. Taking another deep breath, you submerge, and swim frenetically towards the closest hull you can find. It should be somewhere near the tail-end of the formation... maybe.You grab the hull, barely achieving a hold on the sleek, sheer metallic surface. The ship's speed and the strength of the currents around you almost fill your lungs with water.>Hang in there and wait for a bit. (p+z)>Try and strike the hull below the water line (p+d)>Try and climb up, at least enough to get yourself out of the water. (p+n)>Try and climb up, and reach the deck. (p+n)>Try and climb up, and reach the paddle-wheels driving the ship. (p+n)>(Other?)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39194673>Try and climb up, and reach the paddle-wheels driving the ship. (p+n)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194673>Try and strike the hull below the water line (p+d)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194673>>Try and strike the hull below the water line (p+d)MULTIPLE SMALL BREACHES
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39194673>>Try and strike the hull below the water line (p+d)See if we can't rip a hole in it.Let's use one of our one turn dice-adders here, depending on what we hit with.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39194673>>Try and climb up, and reach the deck. (p+n)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39194673>Try and strike the hull below the water line (p+d)>Hungry Tiger TechniqueLet's wreck their ships
>>39194685>>39194688>>39194692>>391947015 successes so far. Think we can try and sink this ship?
>>39194673Hit it with the Grand Daiklave. Use the Hungry Tiger charm.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194673>>Try and strike the hull below the water line (p+d)Strike the earth?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39194673Dice
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39194673>Try and climb up, at least enough to get yourself out of the water. (p+n)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39194673>Try and climb up, and reach the deck. (p+n)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39194717The dice weren't on for some reason.
>>39194289Yeah, I'm all for this.
Rolled 7 (1d10)Any charms we want to use?Assuming hit the boat wins at least.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194289Care to explain the impact of the new change and how Ox Body would improve things for us?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194673>Hang in there and wait for a bit. (p+z)Commit 1 for BBS
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39194739I haven't the faintest idea I leave that stuff to you smart peoples who know what your doing, also I don't know how much essence we have, it looks like some of the boxes are greyed out, are they unavailable or something?
>>39194753Personal essence, they don't cause us to flare when we use them
>>39194673Commit Bright Blade Stance
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39194755ah so thats how we can tell the difference?
>>39194774I assume so, the pastebin say bot Commit and Burn essence have two personal motes each so it makes sense
>>39194739Do we want to activate Lord of the Battlefield once we're on top? If we're attacking now, then it looks like we're not going to try using the passwords and it's not like Karas is a master of subtlety.
>>39194746Not him but, without going into detail or breaking out the math in the new system there's more ways to take damage, both in the minimum amount we can take and the lack of damage cap that we had before. With how we play Maka and how we built her, right now she's a Meat Shield without much meat.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39194763>>39194673Seconding this.
You grit your teeth, peeking your head above the ferociously fast sprays of water the hull is cutting in its wake just long enough to grab a breath of fresh air, and then dive it right back down, holding on to the speeding craft's surface with just one hand.Your other hand, you pull back, struggling against the current, and use to reach into Elsewhere.[SUMMONING THE LOYAL STEEL]In a flash of light and a bang of suddenly displaced water, your massive blade appears. Wielding something to large underwater is like handling a large oar or surf board, so you keep it edge-first towards the current, and fill yourself with Essence.Time to dance.[BRIGHT BLADE STANCE] (Commit 3/5)[HUNGRY TIGER STANCE] (Burn 3/5)[Physical + Melee = 7 9 9 2 10 3 8 4 2 1 5 7 8 8 = 9 successes]You slam the blade into the hull, below the waterline, and with a strain that almost makes you feel like every bone in your body were about to explode into a shower of splinters, drive it deep inside, and turn it in your hand like a bottle opener, tearing a gash into the reinforced steel surface of the technomagical ship.Letting go of your blade back into Elsewhere, finally you have something decent to hold on. You grab with both hands the edge of the hole you just slashed, as you feel the water flowing inside at an alarming rate and the vessel suddenly slowing down.>Climb up. (p+n)>Climb inside. (p+n)>Let go of the ship and dive back into the sea. (p+n)>(Other?)
>>39194810>Maka>without much meatBut look at all that useless meat. ;_;Oh well, this is a good excuse to buy a bit of Ox-Body, or, even better, buy up our Physical.
>>39194810Yeah, AiRS is no longer a nigh-invulnerable defense. With minimum damage from attacks, our current style of combat becomes death from a thousand cuts.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39194810Uhh forgive me if I'm wrong but wasn't that one of the things EF set out to fix? How we couldn't take hits worth a damn, and now it seems to be even more of an issue?Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding this but I thought that was one of the big issues with the old system and one EF was going to fix, not exacerbate...EF, would you mind commending or clarifying this? Kind of confusing right now to me.
>>39194862>>(Other?)Enlarge the cut still further and make sure this ship goes down.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39194862>Let go of the ship and dive back into the sea. (p+n)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39194862>Let go of the ship and dive back into the sea. (p+n)
>>39194862>>Let go of the ship and dive back into the sea. (p+n)Let's hop aboard another one and start wrecking havoc on top of there.
>>39194878>Yeah, AiRS is no longer a nigh-invulnerable defense.Umm what?Didn't we buy it SPECIFICALLY because it was that and EF said it would be? Seems like that change in the system which was meant to improve the issues with health and damage made things worse and actually heavily nerfed us and our abilities, what the hell? So now what do we do with those charms which hit with the nerf bat when EF said they wouldn't be?The new system seems to be more details but also in the wrong direction.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194878>Yeah, AiRS is no longer a nigh-invulnerable defenseHow do you know? How do you know it wasn't also buffed?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194862>Climb inside. (p+n)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194862>>Climb inside. (p+n)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194862>>Let go of the ship and dive back into the sea. (p+n)>>39194904Let's be fair, we haven't yet seen what Maka's charmlist has been revised to. We should wait and see before passing judgement.
>>39194878Hindsight is 20/20. We should consider getting Adamant Skin.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194901Forgot my dice>>39194880He did more or less, because of how small the numbers were back then even taking one damage was pretty painful, now that the numbers are bigger it's not that much of a problem anymore, we just need to bump up our health more to match it and we'll be great.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39194862>Climb inside. (p+n)Let's sneak inside and see if we can steal a warstrider. Also ivnestigate if the crew does have mortals in it.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194862>Climb up. (p+n)We might need the speed that the ship has to help propel us to the next one.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39194927
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39194927Well we specifically avoided Adamant skin to get AiRS, and then it is immediately rendered worthless with the new system apparently.I'm holding my breath to see Maka's charsheets and how our charms have changed but I'm not looking forward to it so far.
>>39194946Unless the Silver Prince or his general is completely retarded they'll slow down to help the damaged ship.
>>39194878>>39194880Mortals don't have minimum damage. So death by ping damage isn't a problem.The problem comes when we come across magical enemies. If we go from one batch of significant opposition to the next, then we'll get pinged down anyway. It's a matter of mooks not hurting us and Exalts hurting us. But we don't care about mooks regardless and against Exalts the defense is lessened. And Exalts are we we'll be fighting most of the time anyway...So yeah. Mildly annoying.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39194934>we just need to bump up our health more to match it and we'll be great.So how can we do that? We were already struggling to get more HP before, how are we going to get it now?
>>39194961Assuming AiRS is worthless now is really jumping the gun there hombre. At worst all this means is that we need to get a tougher defense charm for dealing with combat powerhouse exalts who'd usually beat us anyway.
Just to make clear: someone shot a bodkin arro through the hull of a first age ship ?I don't know you, but that sounds like an Exalt showing off.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39194968Well when we fought the Lintha there weren't any mortals on the deck crew and considering the shifting focus to fighting more Exalted and less mooks, yeah big understatement with>Mildly annoying.More like a massive nerf that's so bad it will require a change in Maka's character to survive for simply mechanical reasons, so far to me it doesn't look like this new system is worth it.
>>39194986The dinky lifeboat. Not the shiny first age ship.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39194986No.They shot a ballista bolt through the hull of a shitty little rowboat.
>>39194975Stop focusing on social and zenith stuff and buff our physical/dawn stats? We have been recently using most of our XP on non-combat stuff like social 5, kiss of the sun, mentor.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39194986Not a first age ship anon, we were just in a life boat, the Gloria is nowhere nearby.
Rolled 3 (1d10)ITT: Panicking doomsayers
>>39194878Let me clarify some of my speculation a bit, AiRS will still be great.Let's assume it'll have six soak, plus Maka's base soak for a total of 9 with a DV of 5. We're still going to be really tanky in terms of reducing damage we take, but we're still going to be taking damage, that's what more health is for.>>39194975We weren't actually struggling, we just never did. We just need to buy Ox Bodies, two purchases for 16 XP will give us 11 HP total, same as our Dawn Caste brother
>>39194994Do you know what AiRS does now? If you don't, please shut up until we see Maka's character sheet.
>>39194994Maybe AIRS has a provision for reducing ping damage. Maybe EF will refund it. Maybe you're being unnecessarily hostile. Until we actually see it, reserve your judgment and don't start bitching.
>>39194998Not a ballista bolt, a regular arrow.>>39195011The Gloria is not a first age ship.
>>39194880>Uhh forgive me if I'm wrong but wasn't that one of the things EF set out to fix? How we couldn't take hits worth a damn, and now it seems to be even more of an issue?Maka is still tough, and her XP are well-invested. Her current build is still viable. She's no longer nearly entirely invulnerable even against Exalted attackers, because that was just clumsy system design.Remember, if you can do it, the bad guys can do it too. In the old system, I only had two choices for opponents: "people you can damage", which you could take down more or less easily, and "people you can't damage", which were invincible as long as their soak was higher than your damage potential.In this system, Maka is still a high-soak character. As an example, even if Karas hit her with everything he has, he'd still probably deal only 1 HL of damage unless he manages to roll a very lucky attack.I consider that a lot. People will take damage when fighting people. This is not mindblowing.Or we could go back to the old system, where I send against you a guy with Soak 3 and see how well you handle it.>>39194904>>39194961Stop hacking into my computer and reading my files. Because that's the only way you could possibly know what the other charms are like now.
>>39195058Er, sorry, this was me.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39195058Lost your trip in Elsewhere, EF?
I completly forgot about this pic. I think it's pretty spot on for Maka's and Tia's kid, and that the outfit would look great on Maka.What do you guys think?
>>39195058>which you could take down more or less easilyI don't remember the Lintha or Fae Behemoth being easy to take down.
>>39195084I too have been thinking about Green haired brown girls
>>39195058I think anons are just getting caught up on comparing our old stats and charms against the new system, without seeing our new stats and charms, and from that perspective it seems like a step backwards, but I'm sure with the new stats and charms it will be a big improvement, we just haven't seen it yet, and as you well know, anon is quick to jump to conclusions, especially when they don't have the full picture and incomplete info.
>>39195084She looks gorgeous, I can't wait to dote on her like nothing else.>>39195098Pretty much my thoughts too, I'm looking to seeing Maka's new charsheet's with this new system, it seems a lot more flexible and well thought out so it should be much better than the old one which originally was good, but reached its limits a while ago.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39195084>and that the outfit would look great on Maka."Moooooom! Stop raiding my wardroooooobe!"
>>39195084Don't forget, twins.Actually I was thinking about green haired brown girls as well as white haired pale boys, you know for balance.
>>39195068(Yeah, I follow and post in other threads at the same time and sometimes just forget to put my trip back on. Sometimes I forget to take the trip off, which is a lot more embarrassing.)As you begin to hear screams and panicked cries from within and outside the ship (so either ghosts or mortal crews, at least partially), you leap back underwater.You briefly consider swimming back to the rowboat, but you lost sight of it, probably now far behind you.Peeking your head up from underwater, you glance at the rest of the fleet. You can only see other three ships hanging by, quickly slowing down and turning to one side in formation. The rest of the fleet disappeared.So they split their forces. You wonder why...>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)>Swim up to the damaged abyssal ship and use it as a barrier to hide behind and wait (p+n)>Climb back up and into the damaged ship. (p+n)>Swim towards the closest approaching ship (p+n)>(Other?)
>>39195058I have no problems with any of that. Just to check if I'm reading things right, the limit on maximum damage is no longer a thing, yes?
>>39195112>Kid's teenage rebellion phase is dressing conservatively and being prudish>"But mom, I don't want to dress like a stripper!">"That's quite enough, young lady! No dinner for you until you're at least flashing some underboob. Do you even praise the Sun?"
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39195129>Swim towards the closest approaching ship (p+n)
>>39195129>>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)Can we use HCP for this roll?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39195129>Swim up to the damaged abyssal ship and use it as a barrier to hide behind and wait (p+n)then>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)>Sometimes I forget to take the trip off, which is a lot more embarrassingStill not hte most embarassing thing QM's have done, been caught shitposting as anon in their own quests...
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39195129>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39195129>>Swim towards the closest approaching ship (p+n)HOLES IN THE HULLS
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39195149Forgot my dice
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39195129>>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39195129>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39195149Seconding this.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39195129>Examine the ships left behind and how they're acting and try and guess the Abyssal admiral's strategy. (m+d)Use HEP, burn mote.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39195149I'll second a burn mote if we can, I think we'll have gotten one of our Personal motes too for it.
>>39195129EF, was the (p+n) roll used? What was our success?
>>39195141>>39195124We'll have to make sure they don't get an inferiority complex. Or a superiority complex.
What about a personality complex
>>39195220We have to teach them to be responsible that's for sure, we want to dote on them but we don't want to completely pamper them.If they turn out a bit like Sammy I'll be happy, well Sammy without the stick up his butt.
>>39195084That's perfect, exactly how I imagine a daughter of Maka and Tia would look
>>39195139Right. There's a limit on bonuses, as in, you can't stack shit past a certain point, but there's no hard limit on damage because it increases depending on how many successes you score on the to-hit roll.If you care to know, this gentleman >>39195021 was right to guess that AiRS gives a soak of +6, which is the maximum in the new system (equivalent to superheavy artifact plate). that gives Maka a Soak of 9 and a DV of 4 (not 5, unfortunately. Phys 3 + Dawn 3 + Parry 1).A Soak of 9 means she can take Karas' Grand Daiklave to the face, plus two successes on the to-hit roll (Karas rolls 12 dice with scenelong dice-adders, which averages about 6 successes, so that's about what he can hope to score against Maka), and just lose 1 of her 7 health levels. And that's taking a hit from a combat-focused Solar.Maka shouldn't be immune to the hits of a combat-focused Solar. No one should. The fact that she's going to take very low damage from them is already a lot, don't you think?
>>39195253What about a complex personality?>>39195267Thanks!Does the physical attribute of Exalt other than the DB affect their kids?
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39195269Oh, I bet Maka would enjoy taking Karas' Grand Daiklave to the face.If you know what I mean.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39195311We are so calling it that from now on.
>>39195320I guess Giant Boxcutter really is the best name for Karas's 'sword' then!
>>39195269This also isn't including things like a lucky roll or damage adder charms, make no mistake Maka is super tanky.Can she survive as she is now? SureWould she be better with more health? Of course.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39195352wrong sword anon, his actual sword we need a proper blooded weapon name for, but his 'sword' will always be our grand daiklave
>>39195218(sorry, I forgot to copy-paste it. 3 2 5 8 8 8 5 = 3 successes)You hang back in the water, sticking to the ship's shadow, and try and focus on the ship's maneuvers...[HEROISM-ENCOURAGING PRESENCE] (Burn 3/5)[Mental + Dawn = 3 4 1 3 8 6 7 1 7 6 = 3 successes]You spot the crewmen, little black-clad figures at this distance, buzzing about on the ships' decks. You notice one of them holding two lit torches, signalling something with jerky, sudden motions. From another ship, someone else responds.The signals for "check the water", and "prepare to tow".You see the men at their posts, with bows and flamepieces, and the crews at the essence weapons, but they don't seem at a particularly high state of readiness. Maybe they think the ship had a normal breakdown, or it hit something under the waterline by accident.In any case, the other ships have turned around and are quickly approaching. Everyone's attention will be focused on the damaged ship and the water around, so hanging near here is going to be dangerous...>Climb atop the damaged ship. (p+n)>Enter the hole in the hull. (p+n)>Swim away as fast as possible, trying to keep underwater. (p+z)>(other?)
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39195369>Swim away as fast as possible, trying to keep underwater. (p+z)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39195369>>Enter the hole in the hull. (p+n)
>>39195363More health is NEVER a bad thing.
>>39195366No anon, I meant that naming his 'sword' Giant Boxcutter would be appropriate. We do still need to rename the grand Daiklave, though.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39195369>Enter the hole in the hull. (p+n)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39195369>Swim away as fast as possible, trying to keep underwater. (p+z)>>39195387>We do still need to rename the grand Daiklave, though.Why? I'm pretty sure hitting someone with a weapon called "Giant Boxcutter" counts as a free social attack to demoralize.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39195369>>Swim away as fast as possible, trying to keep underwater. (p+z)Let's try and get aboard one of the approaching ships, no one will be looking there if eyes are on the damaged ship.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39195369>Enter the hole in the hull. (p+n)Is this before the deal with Ocean Father was made? Or at the same time?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39195369>Swim away as fast as possible, trying to keep underwater. (p+z)
>>39195369>Enter the hole in the hull. (p+n)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39195369Dice
>>39195269>DV of 4 (not 5, unfortunately. Phys 3 + Dawn 3 + Parry 1).Oh I assumed it would work based on total dicepool value, [Phys 3 + Dawn 3 + SHS 3]/2 rounded up.Good to know.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Fuck, I just deleted an 8 while trying to change my vote. I'm dumb as hell>>39195369>Swim away as fast as possible, trying to keep underwater. (p+z)
>>39195596>Oh I assumed it would work based on total dicepool valueIt does, I was just doing the math without counting that to prove the doomsayers wrong.Have to AFK a little bit, be back ASAP.
>Atomic Fire Blade>Active Defense for bonus success and damageKaras has a super move
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39195497because this anon is not smart, heres a pic of his post just so the 8 isn't lost
Rolled 1 (1d10)I wonder what Karas's two dots in Follower represent.
>>39195669I assumed it was the crew of the Gloria at the time.
>>39193343>Karas DV base:5>+1 from Box Cutter>+2 for combat dice adder>+1 from Lord of the Battlefield9 Defense value at full combat ready, 10 if he does Active Defend.That's how you fucking Dawn-caste Solar.
>>39195758His 5 is 4d (physical) + 5d (dawn) + 1d (daiklave) = 10, halved for 5.Combat dice adder would give him 7 (13/2).Lord of the Battlefield adds a flat +1 to the DV instead of fucking around with the calculation, so 8, 9 if he defends.It's still high as heck.
>>39195644Which I greatly look forward to using.
You have no time to hesitate.Torn between the instinct of swimming far away, and the pull of the water flowing into the hull as the ship comes to a full stop, you let go and leave the current to do the rest.You are sucked into the hull, and land knee-first into a bleached-white skeleton wearing a water-proofed black leather jacket in the fashion of a naval uniform, exploding his skull in a billion splinters.The hold is half-flooded, filled with boxes and barrels either free-floating or quickly sinking, crowded by a dozen skeletons in uniform. Menials, doing the job on the ship that are too boring or dangerous for actual, thinking crewmen, you guess. They have wooden beams and metal plates, hammers and nails, and stranger, techy tools you have never seen."...What the hell-"Hanging behind them, you see two of those thinking crewmen, wearing the same uniform but clearly made of flesh and blood, and utterly astonished by your sudden appearance as they stare you down.Meanwhile, not having received any different order, the skeletons merrily ignore you and keep working at the gash in the hull.>Start by striking down the skeletons before they can close the breach. (p+d)>Leap across the hold and attack the two seamen before they can react. (p+d)>Pose and say something cool. (s+z)>Dash past them and run into the other half of the hold, past a bulkhead. (p+n)>Dash past them and climb the stairs up, reaching the deck. (p+n)
>>39195971>>Leap across the hold and attack the two seamen before they can react. (p+d)No letting them raise the alarm
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39195971>Leap across the hold and attack the two seamen before they can react. (p+d)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39195971>>Leap across the hold and attack the two seamen before they can react. (p+d)or rather Blazing Solar Bolt them
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39195971>Leap across the hold and attack the two seamen before they can react. (p+d)then>Pose and say something cool. (s+z)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39195971Blazing Solar Bolt is a thing we have.
>>39195971>>Pose and say something cool. (s+z)Forgot the roll's successes again.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39195971>Leap across the hold and attack the two seamen before they can react. (p+d)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39195971>>Start by striking down the skeletons before they can close the breach. (p+d)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>yfw Karas wants to be cool but the dice won't let him
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39196017Blazing Solar Bolt plus One Weapon, Two Blows?
Rolled 5 (1d10)How much Burn Essence are we at?
>>39196095Yes, we need to hit both of them
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39196097We have four at the moment, we'll lose two for BSB + OWTB
>>39196095We have a giant freaking sword. Shouldn't we try to conserve essence for opponents that we might have more difficulty putting down?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39196154I guess.
>>39196024Yeah, I know, damnit, sorry.I'm sorry to spring this on you like this after such a long hiatus, but I have to AFK again. I'm not feeling well at all today, I thought I could do this, but I don't think I can, and I think I'm running a fever right now. I'll go get a thermometer and some meds and see if I'll feel better in a bit.Again, sorry. See you in a bit, I'll let you know.
>>39196199No worries, hope you get better EF
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39196199No worries EF, take care bro, don't ruin your health on our account.A random suggestion, but if you find yourself without the time for a thread but want to get something out for the quest you could always just writeup a self contained little writeup about something like the daily life of one of the characters tia from their perspective and see how other aspects of the setting are and how they interact with other characters without needing to dedicate a long amount of time to the quest.
>>39196241It's soemthing I'd like to see, outside perspectives like these threads and that are things I love reading about. Might try it myself if I find the time.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39196199Don't worry about it EF and thanks for taking the time to try anyway.
>>39196199Yeah, sorry. I have to cancel the thread, I can't stay up and running. I'll try and make up to you another day, but today I can't do anything right.
>>39196562no worries boss, thanks for the thread, take care and get better
>>39196562It's alright, EF. Thanks for the thread!
>>39196562No problem EF, thanks for trying though, it was fun.Hope you get better.
>>39196562Don't sweat it EF, it was good to have you back for however short it was, I've missed you and these threads so thanks for running, now go get some rest and get well soon.
What little we played of the new system was pretty fun all said and done, being able to use our charms was great.
>>39195386We should see about buying at least one purchase of it then.By the end of Maka's next thread she'll have 18 XP assuming we didn't buy Eclipse 3, 10 for Lightning Speed and 8 for Ox Body. If we did buy Eclipse we can put off Ox Body until our next purcahse if we go that route.That is unless we decide to change our mind about Lightning Speed for some reason.
>>39196753Sounds like a plan to me.
>>39196753What about ghosts then?Intangible murder maniacs seem... quiet a bother
>>39197412Ghost are kind of annoying since it'll take us at least two charm purchases to get there, at least if the general charm tree hasn't changed at least, we might want to go for them after these purchasesEven if we can't deal with them personally, we have Abyssal allies that can, so we aren't completely helpless against them.
>>39197512How about asking for help from our new... deathly ally?
>>39197694For stuff?I don't think we can get cheaper charms if that's what you mean, but we can see if they have any anti-ghost stuff to hand out.
>>39197842If you don't have the charms to get something done, get the artifacts.So yeah, stuff. lots'o'stuff
Im on it