It only takes you a second.As the water keeps rushing inside the cargo hold, you grapple with the skeletons and shove them aside, clearing your way to the two living, flesh-and-blood crew members in charge of them.The two give off startled cries and pull back, caught by surprise as you suddenly emerge from the hole in the hull they were sent to patch like some kind of water monster. One reflexively throws against you whatever he was holding in hand: a wooden box full of nails, a saw and a large wooden mallet, all of which just bounce off you harmlessly."HELP!" The other manages to scream, before you reach him and smack him upside the head, sending him down for the count.The other tries to make a run for the stairs leading up to the main deck, but fear, confusion, and the rising level of water betray his legs, and he trips and falls down on the wet floor of the ship's hold. He turns around and tries to back away from you, terrified.Meanwhile, behind you, the skeletons are quietly picking back up their tools and getting back to their original order, repairing the ship's hull."D-don't..." the seaman in the black uniform mumbles, trying to pick himself back up.>Make him beg for his life.>Capture him.>Stun him.>Kill him.>Kill them both.>Let him run away.(Sorry for last week. I've been really ill. Now I'm back, so let's pick up from where we left.)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39398508>Capture him.if he has any info get it, then >Kill them both.
>>39398508>Capture him.I don't particularly want to kill anyone begging for their life and I do want some info out of them, like what they have on board and where the Warstriders are.No problem EF, just glad to see you better and have you back.
>>39398508>interrogate him>KO him
...I should probably write a new intro copypasta. I'll work on it later.
Rolled 6 (1d10)Yeah! Exalted Quest!Happy to see you, EF!>>39398508>Capture him>Interrogate the seamen: we need infos on what is on this ship, and in the fleet
>>39398508We also gotta find out who's leading the fleet and what Exalted force they have.
Haha, time for Karas!>Stun him>Don't bother with interrogationKaras is more of a morally unambiguous pulp hero, I think. We don't need information, we need to pull off an elaborate improvised scheme to delay the fleet.
>>39398845I mean Karas isn't the type to grill the whole battle plan and we won't be getting it out of a random seamen, but we can totally ask where they keep the cool shit so we can steal that.
You don't have time to waste.These ships normally carry just a small crew of mortals and ghosts, plus at least one or two nemessaries, and most of the menial work is done by skeletons or zombies or other forms of mindless undead. That's why they only sent two crewmen to take care of this leak.But as soon as they realize something is wrong, they'll come against you in force.You grab the cowering seaman by the collar and lift him up. "Alright, start talking." You order him."W-w-what...?"...Right. What should you ask..."Who's in charge here?" "C-captain Akkasel.""Never heard of him. Exalted?""N-no...""The Warstrider?" "P-prow bay... other side of the boat.""Captain of the fleet?" You narrow your eyes."H-he's going to kill me..." He whimpers."Isn't that something you'd look forward to in Skullstone?" You reply, letting his ass hit the deck. "It's Moray, isn't it. It's got to be him. This whole operation has his whole name on it. The perfect opportunity for the Prince to test his loyalty."He nods.Moray Darktide. And if this is really a test of his loyalty as well as an attack against Tianna, this means that he's not going to be the only Exalted in the fleet.This will get ugly fast."Alright, thank you." You say, karate-chopping him in the skull. He falls in the water next to his friend, as the skeletons finish sealing up the hole in the hull and stand by for further orders, without realizing that their minders are out cold.>Try giving an order to the skeletons (what?)>Make your way to the main deck.>Make your way to the prow bay.>Make your way to engineering.>Tear the hole back open.>Tear the hole back open and leave the ship from there.>(Other?)
>>39399059>>Try giving an order to the skeletons (what?)>>Make your way to the prow bay.Try telling them to open the hole up again, if not then oh well, head on to the giant mech.>Moray DarktideHe was the Solar working for Silver Prince I believe.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39399059>>Make your way to the prow bay.AHAHAHAHAHHAHA MASS CHAOS
>>39399059>>Make your way to the prow bay.Fuck it, forget about a tiny hole, go tear a big one out with our brand new motherfucking Warstrider.
>>39399059>Make your way to the prow bay.>Tear the hole back open.Sabotage is more lucrative than starting a big fight. Karas is alone and can't face all of them (yet?). Even with a warstrider; they have more.Disable the warstrider, destroy supplies, swim to another ship, rinse and repeat.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39399059>order skeletons to destroy the hullWe'll capture the best ship>try to sneak into the captain's cabine
Rolled 4 (1d10)Slow day, eh ?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39399059>Make your way to the prow bay.Element of surprise and all that
"Hey, you." You point a finger at the skeletons.One of them gives you a funny look.You're not sure how it manages to, given the lack of facial expression and all, but it definitely feels like that."Tear that hole back open."Nope, still staring. You don't have authorization of something, you guess.Oh, well, whatever. You kick the cargo hold's metal door open, causing the water to trickle into the corridor, and try and make your way prow-wards.After just a few seconds, a group of three more mortal seamen in black uniforms, followed by a bluish-greenish ghostly figure wearing a similar but fancier dress, a head taller than all of them, show up from a side door. They have sabers hanging from their belts, but don't seem alarmed yet.The first one in line glances at you. "So, did you guys figure out what we hit? We're late and the admiral will be mad if-"He does a double-take, as the rest of the group falls deathly silent, no pun intended, staring at you.>Immediately attack them. (lethal) p+d>Immediately attack them. (non-lethal) p+d>Intimidate them with a cool one-liner. s+z>Try and break past them and make a run for the prow bay. p+n>Run back to the cargo hold.>Barricade yourself in a room.>Backtrack your steps and head somewhere else.>(Other?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39399322>"Sup.">Immediately attack them. (non-lethal) p+d
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39399322>Immediately attack them. (lethal) p+d>Something awesome hit you.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39399322>Intimidate them with a cool one-liner. s+zRun.Short and sweet, and then head to our prize we don't have time to waste on mooks.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39399322>Try and break past them and make a run for the prow bay. p+n
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39399322>followed by a bluish-greenish ghostly figure wearing a similar but fancier dressWe got a ghost, or a ghost blooded.>Try and break past them and make a run for the prow bay. p+nBecause if it is a ghost they could de materialize and run off while we are beating up mortals
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39399322>Immediatly attack the mortals (non-lethal)I'm not sure what happen if you try to do that to a ghost. It may be a bad idea to touch them
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39399322>>Immediately attack them. (lethal) p+d
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39399322>Intimidate them with a cool one-liner. s+zI don't know if we can actually hurt that ghost blooded, but he doesn't know that. Scare them off and make for the cargo room.He might actually be the captain if he's in fancier dress though, a ghost blood might make captain if it's not an Exalted.
>>39399466They're probably an officier, but maybe not the captain
Ghost blooded are still material, no? After all, they have blood? Actually, how the fuck does this work?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39399494Also possible, if we're going all out here we might want to think about activating Lord of the Battlefield and barreling through all the mooks.
>>39399573They're half ghost, one living parent and one dead because of ghost magic shenanigans.Normally they're corporeal but some of them have the ability to dematerialize. We met a Ghost Blooded as Maka actually, she drained our essence when we sexed her so we should be careful about this guy.
>>39399573Well, when an Exalt is horny and let their mind wander...
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39399598Forgot my dice
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39399322Dice, right
>>39399612>>39399628Ah, these wasted 10s...
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39399598I like the ghost-blooded Maka banged. I don't know why. Still wonder if we could have gotten her to switch team
Rolled 3 (1d10)If we're in the hallway we might want to pop SHS with our Burn since I think our Box Cutter is too big for this place.Either that or use our smaller bastard sword
>>39399650How many dice are taken into account?
>>39399651I doubt it, I think it would have been too big of a switch, plus it's not like it matters anymore, she's technically on our side now>>39399668Depends on what we do
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39399322>Immediately attack them. (lethal) p+d
>>39399668p+d, of which Karas has 9 in total
>>39399672Hey, Maka convinced a fae noble to become her pet. Why is making someone defect less believable?
>>39399714Because Silk already hated the other Fae, Rakan had friends and allies on her side, plus the other side had their own set of Social Exalts and the Tyrant.We would have been asking her to turn away from all that to join a side that doesn't even like her and was at war with her old side.
"Sup." You reply, drawing Giant Boxcutter from Elsewhere and slamming into their group before they have the time to react.[Phys + Dawn = 9 8 6 1 10 9 5 4 7 10 10 5 3 1 = 10 succ.]You whack the man in the lead with the flat of the blade, and launch him away and right into the nearest bulkhead, that he hits with a dull metallic noise. The others draw their short sabers, and one attempts a stab at you, amid shouts and screams, as the third mortal runs away, heading for the stairs going up, bolting the moment the ghost tells him "SOUND THE ALARM!"You deftly twist aside the blade with a slap of your armored gauntlet, then try and bring Giant Boxcutter to bear, but realize all too soon that a grand daiklave is way too unwieldy in these close quarters as you rip a large gash in the metal bulkheads of the ship and nearly get it stuck there.Letting it drop back into Elsewhere, you kick the fallen seaman's cutlass up and snatch it from the air just in time to parry the ghost's assault, a powerful downwards swing aiming for your head.You knock the blade aside, into the torn metal bulkhead, and there it snaps in half. Before the spinning piece of metal can fall back down, you butterfly-kick it into the runner's back of the right leg, where it punches cleanly through, bringing him down before he can give the alarm.You're left with one (utterly terrified by this point) mortal and the ghost in front of you. "Wh- who the hell are you? Where do you come from? What do you want?!" The latter asks you, clearly about to panic.>Answer>No answerCombined with:>Press on the attack. p+d>Break through. p+d>Fall back.>(Other?)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39399741>Answer (I am a single man looking for a cute girl/boyfriend.)>Press on the attack. p+d
>>39399741>>AnswerKaras, Prince of Gem, Dawn caste of the Unconquered Sun. I want that Warstrider.>Press on the attack. p+d
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39399741>>Non answer: Justice>Press on the attack. p+d
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39399765Dice dice dice
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39399741>Answer>Press on the attack. p+d
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39399741Give'm a flash of the caste mark, that always gets them goin'.Karas is super cool, Dawn castes are cool.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39399741>Break through. p+d>No answer
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39399741>no answer>break through
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39399741>>Press on the attack. p+d>AnswerDICE
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39399741Seconding >>39399762
Rolled 10 (1d10)I wonder if we can hit that ghost with ECSJ if he tried to dematerialize, Ghost Blooded are CoD, but we still don't technically have the spirit attacking charm.Might be worth it to try it out if it comes to it
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39399741
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39399741>Press on the attack. p+dFuck these guys
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39399741We should just hit them with One Weapon Two Blows and take them out at the same time so we can get moving.
>>39399651I still think we should try to get her on our team. maybe ask the tyrant with a ¨pretty pretty please¨ and a not so subtle social charm
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39400104>One Weapon Two BlowsI'll second that. Mostly as an excuse to use charms, charms are fun.
>>39400108Ghost blooded aren't any stronger than heroic mortals...
>>39400108I'd honestly rather get another mortal and bless him with a Kiss.We still have two more, one if we want to save it for our sister. I don't think we'll need that, but we'll see.
>>39400186Incorrect. They're Enlightened, like God-blooded and Demon-blooded, and have access to their parent's charms. They're comparable to Maka's Kiss of the Sun followers, rather than normal heroic mortals.
>>39400201>We still have two more, one if we want to save it for our sister.And zero if we want to save them for our parents. The Kiss of the Sun extends someone's maximum lifespan; it would be inconceivable to give that to some random dude rather than your own family.
>>39400207There are other ways to extend someone's lifespan, using a Kiss just for that is a waste of a slot.
>>39400220>giving the kiss to competent family members who are family levels of loyal is a waste of a slot compared to giving it to some random guy we meet in a weekWhat the fuck are you even saying?
[Phys + Dawn = 8 5 1 3 3 2 5 6 10 10 9 8 7 6 = 8 successesSome ideas pass through your head, but you can't decide on one answer to give. So, you just act.Right after parrying a second blow, you drop in a low kick that hooks the ghost's legs and sends him down head-first, followed immediately by a stomp on his chest. The last man backpedals, terrified, raising both arms. "I give up! I give up!" He begs, dropping his sword to the ground. You knock him out with one punch to the stomach and let him crumple down, then you move on to the prow bay unimpeded. The few skeletons walking around the ship on menial chores don't trouble you, as the alarm hasn't been raised yet.The prow bay is a large cargo area. several skeletons stand by, as well as half a dozen mortals taking care of the equipment. Pipes and gauges and assorted machinery run along the walls and bulkheads, but what draws your attention more than anything else is the impossibly large suit of armor sitting in the center of the bay, facing the very prow of the ship... which looks like it can be opened with some command, probably for storming beaches.Of course, as soon as you show up, everyone turns around, surprised. Well, except for the skeletons, who keep minding their own business.>Play it cool. s+z>Attack the crew. p+d>Try and wreck the warstrider. p+d>Try and hole the hull. p+d>Look for whatever command can open the prow. m+t>(Other?)
>>39400237He's saying you don't know the source material enough to know a) there are many ways to prolong your lifespanB) you forget that combat oriented people and undying loyalty are primier motives for enlightenment.
>>39400237Unless we expect to take our family everywhere with us then yes it is a waste. Kiss of the Sun is used to make our very own mini-boss squad, they're going to come with us on dangerous missions, frivolous side-plots, secret adventures. Our sister? maybe, our parents? no chance.I'm not saying we give it to the first guy we meet five minutes after meeting him, but someone we grow to trust that becomes loyal.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39400265>Play it cool. s+zHis sister's social profficiency is also in Karas' blood, right?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39400265>Try and hole the hull. p+dI wish we could hijack one of those Warstriders.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39400265>use warstrider to sink the shipIf we need to as weapon.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400265>Play it cool. s+zShit that's so cool.Can we ride an Abyssal Warstrider?I don't think so but I'm hoping. Order it open, like we're the boss or because we're scary, either is fine
>>39400277>a) there are many ways to prolong your lifespanI'm aware of that. This is far more effective.>B) you forget that combat oriented people and undying loyalty are primier motives for enlightenment.You don't get much more undyingly loyal than beloved family, and by all indications we come from a hyper-competent family who would only get more competent when exposed to Tiger Warrior Training. Loyalty is much more important than current competence, since our charms bring all mortals up above whatever they would have had already anyway.>>39400284>Our sister? maybe, our parents? no chance.Why would we not want to have our royal family prominently involved in our royal affairs? They're already as loyal as we could ever expect anyone to be, can be trained up to higher base competence if they aren't already as competent as I expect they are, and - again - it doesn't get more loyal than family.They're the ideal candidates. Short of utterly overwhelming religious worship, like Pyre, or what is effectively a life debt, like Regis, there are no better choices.
>>39400287>>39400300>>39400309Jesus, Karas is on a roll today.>Look for whatever command can open the prow. m+t
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400287>His sister's social profficiency is also in Karas' blood, right?>Social 3>Zenith 3Yes, actually. It looks like Zenith/Social is his secondary specialty in the same way Dawn/Physical is Maka's. It looks like they really are the sex and violence family.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39400265>Play it cool. s+z
>>39400319>Why would we not want to have our royal family prominently involved in our royal affairs?Because it's more than royal affairs, as far as we know, they don't care about more than Gem and we have much bigger plans than that, loyalty is the biggest factor in deciding whether or not to Kiss someone, but it's not the only one, availability is one too, if they can't be with us all the time outside of Gem then we don't need them Kissed, we can give them alternate means of power, remember being Kissed isn't the only way to awaken someone's essence.Even ignoring that, we don't have enough slots for all of our family assuming everyone is alive, someone is getting left out no matter what.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39400265>Attack the crew. p+d
>Warstrider + Giant Boxcutter + Atomic Fireblade + Bright Blade Stance = cleaving a ship in halfI'm so in for thi
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39400265Dice
>>39400265>>Play it cool. s+zAsk if them have any in gold
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39400265>>39400300this if we can
>>39400381>>39400292Stop neutralizing the tens
>>39400391You forgot Blazing Solar Bolt for cleaving multiple ships in half. It adds 90m of range.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39400420Not how it works
>>39400429Dude. If Karas can sink five ships before retreating back to Tianna, that will be a major success already.
>>39400265>abyssal common warstrider.I guessI assume Moray has an Orichalcum one, whatever we can put flame decals on this one. Assuming we can ride it.
"Hello there." You walk into the room confidently. "Sorry if I'm late. The repair crews, uh, say that the repairs are done."[Soc + Zen = 10 1 10 8 8 6 = 6 successes]"...oh." "Who is this guy?" "Whatever, we've got work to do." A few turn away from you, but a few of the seamen in the room don't seem too convinced."Why are you all wet?""...I was helping, what do you think?" You brush him off, striding across the room, closer to the warstrider."...Where's your uniform, soldier?" Another of them asks. He's dressed in a black form-fitting suit, different from the others. "What's with that suit of armor?""It's a... a responsic feedbacker armorvest suit for interfaciating with the warstrider. I'm the new pilot."He stares at you with a hard fire in his eyes. "...I thought *I* was the pilot. I didn't hear anything about this. Who ARE you?""Sorry, that's classified information." You give your best grin. "Admiral Darktide's orders.""...We'll see about that." He mutters, storming out of the room angrily. You try and control your breathing. You didn't expect that to work. Most of the crew here, unaware of the hell that's probably going on in the rest of the ship, is simply fine-tuning instruments or moving cargo around. No one pays much attention to you anymore, figuring out that it's not something they need to be concerned with.But that pilot is definitely going to complain to the captain or something like that. And as soon as he turns a corner and sees all the people you knocked out, he'll raise the alarm. You have a minute, maybe less...>Follow him to the captain. p+n>Follow him, knock him out, return here. p+n>Look for the command to open the prow. m+t>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+z>(other?)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+zFuck, Karas is going full rusemaster! Me gusta!
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400629>Follow him, knock him out, return here. p+n
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+z
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+zTest Drive>"It's a... a responsic feedbacker armorvest suit for interfaciating with the warstrider. I'm the new pilot."Karas doesn't know what half those words are
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+z
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+zWe're going to pilot that Warstrider.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39400689>Karas doesn't know what half those words areThat's fine. They don't know either.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400689It's made of Soulsteel, so likely it's not gonna be the most Sol-worthy vehicle, but shit, a Gundam is a Gundam.(What's the difference between a soulsteel warstrider and a bonestrider?)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+zOh wow, that actually worked. Let's do it again!
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39400629>Order the crew to help you activate into the warstrider. s+z
>>39400715I know it at least affects things like maintenance and repair, it might also have different powers. Also Bonestriders are grosser
>>39400629Oh wow, this amount of bullshit is too great.
>>39400629>Follow him, knock him out, return here. p+n
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39400689>responsic>feedbacker>interfaciating Karas pls, these aren't even words, I'd be more mad if it didn't work, instead I'm just impressed
"I'm actually here to run a test for the... armorvest I'm wearing, to see how it works with the Warstrider. Before we make the landing." You announce to the room."...Eh? Really?" "It's not 100% ready yet." "You can't just spring that on us!"[Soc + Zen = 6 8 1 3 5 8 = 2 successes]"It's also a test of your readiness!" You reply.The technicians look at each other."Well..." "We can do that, just don't connect the arm and leg motion belts once inside. There's not enough space for moving right now." "Also it might be a bit slow to respond, we're still fixing the inertial coil. Don't blame that on us.""Sure, sure. It's just a test. I'm certainly not going to rampage throughout the ship." You lie.One of them pulls a ladder and places it to help you climb up to the warstrider's waist, where... you suppose, the cockpit lies. You reach it as the rest of the crew begins to detach pipes and wires and tubes and run what you suppose are the final pre-activation checks on the machine."You're cleared for the cockpit, sir."And there you are, staring at a massive plate of black-painted steel, looking for a latch or lever of button that will open it and let you enter the cockpit, while at the same time not looking like you don't have the slightest idea on how the heck a warstrider actually works.>Pretend you're inspecting the plating while you search for the opening command. m+t>Try and break open the latch by force without being noticed. p+n>Ask one of the engineers where the opening command is. s+z>(Other?)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39400841>Ask one of the engineers where the opening command is. s+z"I was told that there were modifications for optimal egression and pilot intubation since my last training session. Care to open for me?"
>>39400841>Pretend you're inspecting the plating while you search for the opening command. m+t
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39400841>Pretend you're inspecting the plating while you search for the opening command. m+tJust play it cool, Karas.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39400629>>Follow him to the captain. p+nWonder if the captain is cute
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39400841>>39400841>Ask one of the engineers where the opening command is. s+zAnd so the legend of Karas, Rusemaster Supreme, Master of Bullshitting continues!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39400841>>Ask one of the engineers where the opening command is. s+zIt's a different model than what we're used to, smaller.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39400888Forgot my dice
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39400892Big Sis won' believe when we tell her, I'll bet!
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39400841>Pretend you're inspecting the plating while you search for the opening command. m+t
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39400841>Ask one of the engineers where the opening command is. s+zDid anyone expect such infiltration mastery?
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39400841>while at the same time not looking like you don't have the slightest idea on how the heck a warstrider actually works.We'll be fine, maybe.At the very least we can break apart if it comes to that, please don't come to that.
>>39400771And the best/worst thing is, Maka would probably use the same words.
>>39400981Nah, as Maka we would have made them forget what we were talking about.>what are you doing here>don't worry about that honey>worry about what>when did I get on this boat>where did my clothes go
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39400907>"And that's how I rused an entire ship and stole their Warstriders!""Listen Karas, you don't need to lie to me just to impress me. I'm sure the story of how you cleaved the ship in half and killed everyone inside them is just as amazing...">"But I'm telling you sis, I deceived an entire abyssal ship without killing anyone! Look, the ship is right over there, intact!""It sure is, bro. Now, how did you cleave their captain in half again?"
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39401003I have my doubts he'll be able to figure out how to pilot the thing while inside, though "push a button, see what happens" will be hilarious.SCIENCE! I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
>>39401003...damn, we should have tried to steal the ship instead of just the warstrider.
>>39401033We wouldn't have made it that far, let's settle for stealing our gundam and cutting a few ships in half.Maka can work on stealing some ships for our cute-older-than-us daughter
>>39401052>older-than-us daughterDid I miss something? I know Maka's pregnant, but there's another royal bloodline progeny running around we don't know about?
>>39401075Irene calls Maka mom.
>>39401075Irene is older than Maka
>>39401052Yeah, not to mention Maka can probably recover the halves of the ships, since she can breathe underwater and has a charm to increase her raw strenght when performing Feats of Strength.
>>39401163Leave that to Ocean Father, he'll take care of sunken ships.Unless there's a god for that already, there might be.
>>39401032Warstriders are worn more than piloted, so once it's attuned and running it'll be fine.
... where is it, where is it..."Is there a problem, sir?" Someone asks from below you. You resist your instinct of snapping angrily at him. "Er, I was told that there were modifications for optimal ...egression and pilot intubation since my last training session."The technician's eyes glaze over."Care to open for me?" You smile winningly.[Soc + Zen = 9 2 7 5 5 9 = 3 successes]"It's, uh, it didn't change... maybe you were briefed on another model? The latch is on the lower right corner, just below the bolt.""Oh." You find a button and, pressing it, you feel the plating covering the cockpit coming loose, and you begin to lift it. "Right, I was... expecting to find it on the other side.""We're going to lower the chain to help you lift the- or, eh, ahaha, I guess you can do that bare-handed." One of them giggles nervously as you finish lifting the armored plate and slip inside. The passage closes behind you.Bluish lights flicker on as you find yourself in the belly of the beast. Pipes, tubes, gears and machinery everywhere, giving you really the impression of being inside a hollow, mechanized statue. It's a lot messier than you imagined, and, after a few painful tugs, you have to gather your hair and wrap it around your neck like some sort of scarf to keep it from getting tangled in something.That doesn't help with the stifling temperature inside. There's no seat, just a harness clearly designed for a man's arms, legs and head, and... tailored for someone shorter than you, you quickly realize, as the point where the harness' knees and elbows bend doesn't quite line up with your own. To say nothing of the head.In front of your eyes, or rather, uncomfortably below them, a glass plate reflects the scene in front of the Warstrider's eyes. It's a small and clumsy window on the outside world.>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t>No time for that. Try and get this thing started in some way. m+t>(Other?)
>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39401227>>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+tDeep breaths KarasTake a bit of time and familiarize yourself with everything.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39401246forgot mah dice
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t
>>39401227>>(Other?)Ask for some help?There's an AI on board, we can totally talk to it.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+tYou can do it Karas! For your Sister and the Unconquered Sun!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39401278
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39401285Sure Karas likes to speak to himself out loud right? Right? Right.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t
>>39401285Really?I'll second it if it's true.
>>39401250>>39401263Sol above, he's actually doing it! I know he's chosen of Sol, but Luna's likely killing themselves laughing right now.
>>39401365That's some amazing luck from a three dice roll
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t
>>39401365Today's Game of Divinity is betting how long Karas can successfully keep bullshitting before someone finds out
>>39401628>the entire fleet has been sunk>all that's left are two crewmen floating on the backs of a couple of zombies"You know... I think that guy might not have been one of our pilots after all."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39401227>Try and adjust the harness and fit it to your measurements. m+t>>39401365>Lunars hear of Karas and how he destroyed a fleet by stealth, manipulation and subtlety>they will think he's Maka's Night Caste>Karas gains a fanclub of sexy Lunars who are persuaded he's the greatest at rusing
[Men + Twi = 8 9 2 = 2 successes]You struggle and grapple with the harness's adjustment. despite the little light, you manage to find a little wheel dial on the metal frame, and begin trying to adjust it. Bit by bit, you feel the "spine" of the frame getting longer, finally raising the headstrap and the faceplate up into a more reasonable position.Two little adjustable bolts let you pull on the arms and get the gloves you're supposed to fit your hands into where they should be, and a similar system works for the legs and feet. You laboriously manage to work the moving parts until the harness fits on you more or less correctly.Once you've done that, you hear the clanking noise of the cockpit opening, and, as it's slowly lifted by the jangling noise of a chain pulling on it, the face of one of the engineers pops up, a 30something guy in the usual black uniform, with short black hair and a hawkish nose. "I'll help you with the belts." He offers, beginning to close and tighten the belts you can't reach on your own, like those around the arms.You feel incredibly defenseless for a moment, essentially being tied to a (not very) flexible metal frame. You're... fairly confident you can burst out of it in case of an emergency, but not 100% sure....And then, something unexpected happens.The engineer leans closer to you and whispers: "That's a good mess you did here. Who are you really and who do you work for?">Attack (headbutt) p+d>Burst out of the frame. p+n>Honest answer. "I'm here to delay the fleet's arrival to Tianna.">Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva.">Deny everything. "I have no idea what you're talking about.">Reinforce your position, use the Prince's password. "The melancholy of the skies, mixed with wind and rain and dust...">(Other?)
>>39401735>Reinforce your position, use the Prince's password. "The melancholy of the skies, mixed with wind and rain and dust..."
>>39401735>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."
Rolled 2 (1d10)>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."If Karas wasnt a Solar this would be the time for nervous sweating
>>39401735>Honest answer. "I'm here to delay the fleet's arrival to Tianna."Welp, busted. Hopefully honesty helps.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39401735>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."
>>39401735>>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."I don't know, he's being a bit sneaky so let's be a bit sneaky back.Worst comes to worst we can pop LotB and scare the shit out of everyone.
>>39401735>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."ShitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitKaras' streak of incredibly successful bullshit subterfuge is over and done, I suppose.
>>39401803Not surprised it was the mental roll that slowed us down in the end
>>39401735Oh god, this is hilarious.>Deny everything.
Well, I mean, at least we're not fucked over yet.After all, if we were, they'd have told on us already instead of uh, you know, confronting us about it in secret, in a whispering tone.
>>39401735>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."We don't want to give him details he could use against Tianna, but let's err on the side of him actually helping us out.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39401735>>Vague answer. "I'm no friend of the Bodhisattva."
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39401735>Kiss the engineer so they won't talk
>>39401803It's almost time to get back to doing what he's great at, kicking ass and maybe piloting the giant robot.
"...I'm not friend of the Bodhisattva." You simply whisper back at him."Me neither." Is the response. "STOP EVERYTHING!" You suddenly hear someone screaming from down below."What the heck-" The man tried to turn around, but he's half-wedged into the cockpit and can't move freely."Who's that?!" You can't see anything, in turn, as he's right in the middle and when the cockpit is open the faceplate lifts out of sight."That man is a spy!" Oh, it's the pilot's voice. "Engineer! Pull him out of there at once!"Instead the engineer kicks the ladder down, blindly, and you hear some panicked screams from down below as it lands heavily and noisily. "Damn it. Two weeks of infiltration ruined by a darn newbie." The man growls, squirming in the opening. You can't tell if he's tryng to get out or in."Who's the newbie?!" You reply."GET THE WARSTRIDER STARTED!""SHOOT THEM! CALL THE MARINES!" Again him. and now you also hear armored footsteps and the sound of weapons, among them bow strings being pulled and arrows clanking together in the quiver."HURRY!" He screams in your face.>Push him out. >Pull him in.>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)>Break free of the harness. (p+n)
>>39402107>>Pull him in.Trade, you pilot I murder everyone
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39402107>Pull him in.>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39402107>Pull him in.>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39402107>Pull him in.>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)>Ask him how to turn this thing on.Hah, shit.
>>39402107>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)Do have anything to boost that roll?
Hey it wasn't a botch
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39402107>>Pull him in.>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)
>>39402133>>39402161>>39402169Almost a botch. Goddamn.
>>39402178>Do have anything to boost that roll?no idea but I hope so
>>39402189>>39402169>>39402161Man. Thank the Sun for >>39402133. If not for it, we would see the worst botch in history.
>>39402161>>39402169Don't you DARE
>>39402107>>Pull him in.
>>39402226Don't worry, it was a regular failure.Really close though, we've been pretty lucky with these mental rolls, we've botched with more dice before
>>39402257Hey, who knows, maybe one success is the DC?
>>39402267Maybe!>Pull him in.
>>39402132>>39402107I'll second this, he has more experience
>>39402132I oppose this, simply for the fact that this guy seems to be the sneaky kind and it's time for chaotic combat.
>>39402107To be fair, Karas did pretty well at infiltration considering his 'Infiltration' plan was literally to punch a hole into the ship and steal a warstrider.
>>39402426Hey, it worked well enough. He's in a warstrider!
>>39402426That's not exactly a great infiltration plan considering we left a trail of bodies behind and got caught like half an hour after we snuck in.I mean great job getting here A+ effortD- overall, let's make it up in the get away.
>>39402426Infiltration Dawn Style: punch first, second and third. Alternatively slash, strike, smash and maul.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39402107>Pull him in.>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)>Ask for help starting this 2000 tonne hunk of FUCK YOU
>>39402482>That's not exactly a great infiltration plan considering we left a trail of bodies behind and got caught like half an hour after we snuck in.That's the point. Karas is not a spy. That he successfully performed subterfuge for a full half an hour and ended up in the warstrider is a result and a half, even if it all went to shit afterwards.
>>39402107Shit did Karas actually fidn his Lunar mate?
>>39402518I hope not.
(sorry, got to AFK a bit)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39402347Forgot my dice
>>39402497Once we get this thing running we will wreak havoc3
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39402107>>Try and start the Warstrider. (m+t)>>Pull him in.
>>39401710>They they meet him >He's thick as a brick>They think it's just more trickery.>MFW
>>39402518I bet they're going to be a loli or something
>>39402550>loli full moon
>>39402550That would be fun. We are lacking in them.But then again, Lunars give no fucks about physical appearance.
>>39402648>Lunars give no fucks about physical appearance.That's completely false. Some Lunars do, some don't. They're people with diverse opinions.
>>39402518No fuck off with that already.
>>39402518For the love of UCS-senpai fuck off with that shit already.
>>39402724>>39402742Dem post times tho
>>39402724>>39402742Hey, leave that nerd alone, he's only asking because that was Karas's exact cover story to get Maka to let him go on this mission. It's understandable for him to want to ask.
>>39402774No its not, its more of the gay faggotry continuing from the last thread
>>39402786It's nothing to do with sexuality, dumb ass.
>>39402774You know that has nothing to do with that anons post.
>>39402796It's been exactly that ever since the retards first started screaming for their gay bear self inserts to assfuck Karas when he was first introduced anon.
>>39402821None of that was mentioned, hell the only thing that was mentioned for their prospective Lunar Mate was a loli at the moment.
>>39402814Anons wouldn't react this way if you fucked off with posting the same crap every time Karas is around.
>>39402821Seriously, just fuck off. The only one bringing up gay bear Lunars is you, faggot.
>>39402724>>39402742Okay let's assume you're not a samefag right?It was one post, not mentioning anything about anyone being gay, in reference to a funny coincidence to maybe this guy that managed to sneak into the Silver Princes's war fleet being more than what he seems, maybe even a Lunar, maybe even being Karas' Lunar mate, the one he said he was going to look for.In fact from now on I'm just going to assume the guy buttblasted everytime this comes up is just you and not take them seriously anymore
>>39402786>>39402821As opposed to people asking for Maka to get assfucked by giant shark dicks?
>>39402855Except for the anons that post "Oh is it time for Karas' gay lunar husbando yet?" without fail every thread.
>>39402854Yeah, no, I'm not that guy. I'm just someone telling you to fuck off. Assuming you're the same faggot who throws a shit-eating tantrum every time anything gay comes up, FUCK OFF. Nobody likes you. You're fucking awful. You're a disruptive piece of shit, and I want you to leave.I have ZERO opinion on who or what Kara's Lunar Mate should be. I would honestly prefer if his Lunar Mate never even appeared in this story.But you're fucking horrible, and you should just fucking go.
So, before we derail into shitstorms about Lunar Mates: who is this infiltrator?I want to say a Sidereal, since we've not ID'd one yet, but it could be interesting to see all the same.Other exotic exalt types, maybe? The Day caste, working for the Tyrant, maybe?
>>39402856When anon bring it up about wishing for him to have a gay lunar mate every thread, it gets really fucking annoying and surprise surprise, anons don't like it.
>>39402874The only person I see posting about Karas having a gay Lunar husbando is you. You're the one who posts about it every thread, because you cannot fucking standing a single thread going by without throwing a shitstorm about it. Fuck off.
>>39402920>You're the one who posts about it every threadU wut m8? I post about it once in this discussion, didn't even reply to the original post that started this shit, and you pin this on me? I'm not the one starting bitchfits about it every thread nor to I bring it up, I made an observation anon, so go fuck yourself.
>>39402904Another Day caste?We got told she only had the one Perfect Circle, but a Sidereal, that would be mega interesting. I'd be surprised just because I'm used to Sidereals not revealing themselves at all, even letting people die to maintain a ruse.I've known some dick ass Sidereals
(sorry, i'm back. new post soon)
>>39402977He'd have to be some sort of Exalt imo. Nobody would become a Warstrider Engineer for a Deathlord in two weeks of infiltration. Maybe two years but not two weeks.
>>39403014Oh for sure, he's more than he says, in which case a Sidereal under a Resplendent Destiny makes a lot of sense. On the Lunar side he could be someone that ate the actual engineer and is smart enough to pull of the know-how, or a Night/Day caste that took him out and was also smart enough.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39402977I'm not an expert at playing Sid, but perhaps this one has some business with Karas? That'd be the only reason to break cover, IMO.IMO I think the sailor we lost at sea was in fact a Sid, and he just blew his resplendent destiny during the battle to escape and do more business.Of course, this is all speculation, but it's interesting all the same.There's no Terrestrial aspect which would be a hyperadept spy, would there? I'd just see them as either Lost Eggs like part of Amata's brood, or else Peleps Dickass kill-the-heretic types.
>>39403142Both Water and Air aspects have decent spy abilities.
"Get in!" You pull your arms against the frame to grab his hands. You feel the belts and chains and gears inside the machine trying to follow your movement and transmit them to the warstrider, but, of course, right now, it doesn't move one inch."I'm trying-" You hear the noise of a few arrows being loosed and cutting through the air and the engineer screams in response.The chaos in the middle of everything is indescribable. You ask him "they got you?", but between his screams, the screams from outside, the noise echoing inside the warstrider and everything else, you can't even hear yourself talking.In all that noise, you hear the man cursing loudly, stare back at you with a frustrated face just as you feel the Warstrider vibrating as the engineers are beginning to climb onto the frame to reach you both, and then...(cont.)
...he SHIFTS, like someone wearing someone else's skin suddenly discarding it, and in a blur of colors and a telling flash of silver light, he becomes something much smaller and falls down, under your feet, in a small maintenance space giving access to the machinery in the warstrider's hips.You thought you saw several arrows sticking out of his legs and backside, but it was just a glimpse. "A LUNAR?!" You ask, startled, and then suddenly panic when you see, through the now-open cockpit, a squad of ten ghost marines in heavy combat armor pointing firewands straight at you, clearly intending to fry you inside the armor. Other soldiers and seamen are all around, wielding bows."GET THIS BLOODY BAG OF RUBBISH STARTED YOU WANKER!" Is his reply, echoing from the bottom of the maintenance shaft.The door slams down under its own weight, finally. just in time to save you from being carbonized by the combined heat blast. But you still feel the flames washing over the warstrider's hull, until the armor plate in front of you begins to glow a dull cherry red. The temperature jumps by ten degrees all of sudden, and it was already amazingly hot before, and you've got no time to think, much less the concentration to do so.>Try and get this thing moving! Now! Somehow! m+t>Get out of the harness! This thing isn't going to move anymore. p+n>Ask the lunar to get back up and take your place! He's driving this thing. You're in the same boat now, and he probably knows more than you about this thing.>(other?)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39403237>Try and get this thing moving! Now! Somehow! m+t
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39403237>Try and get this thing moving! Now! Somehow! m+t
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39403237>Try and get this thing moving! Now! Somehow! m+tTIME FOR WARMACHINES!
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39403237>Try and get this thing moving! Now! Somehow! m+t
>>39403266>>39403271>>39403293The Unconquered Sun loves us. This is the only answer I can think of that makes sense.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39403237>>Try and get this thing moving! Now! Somehow! m+tPop Lord of the Battlefield too, nothing like some unnatural fear facing a Warstrider to really make the bad guys scream
>>39403311The average number of successes on 3 dice is 1.5. We got 2. We're not doing much better than average, truth be told.
>>39403319That's not a bad idea, all things considered. Extra defense values would be appreciated, too.
>>39403344That we didn't botch is a miracle all by itself, but I'll second popping LotB, assuming it'll work through the Warstrider>Fear charm not working while you pilot a huge robot
>>39403367Usually it only starts to work once we pilot the thingBut then most charms should work.
>>39403237>"GET THIS BLOODY BAG OF RUBBISH STARTED YOU WANKER!" Is his reply, echoing from the bottom of the maintenance shaft.I already love this guy, he's yurop street hooligan, he's a smart yurop street hooligan
>>39403698I'm envisioning a middle-aged Mentor guy, a blue collared ex-YOB who's seen enough to get tired of this shit and won't take crap from anyone."Move yer chocolate arse ya overgrown lantern! We've got a damned legion training flamelances at our arses! Move it, berk!"
"I'M TRYING!" You complain back at the echoing voice from below you, panicking."TRY FASTER!"You idly stare at a few strands of your hair touching the outer armor and catching fire, then you shift your gaze to the faceplate. You're just in time to see two soldiers rolling a barrel of firedust out of your field of view, but definitely in your direction."HOW THE HECK DOES THIS THING WORK!?" You scream, desperately pulling on the belts and springs fastening you to the machinery inside the warstrider."YOU NEED TO ATTUNE TO IT! SHUT UP AND CONCENTRATE!""WHAT DO YOU MEAN ATTUNE?!" You scream back, feeling like you're about to faint."EVER ATTUNED A DAIKLAVE OR SOMETHING? IT'S LIKE THAT! NOW FUCKING DO IT!"[Mental + Twilight = 10 1 1 = 2 successes]You try your best to shut out the noise, the heat and the panic, close your eyes, and focus on your Essence....It's way different from attuning to something you can just keep in hand, but you think you understand what he means. You feel like... something, resonating with your Essence as you let it pour through the machinery.It leaves a distasteful feeling in you, like a sour taste of iron and blood lingering in your mouth, but you find the right way, and, with a slow breath, rouse the warstrider from its sleep.(cont.)
The faceplate suddenly springs to life, it's light becoming much brighter. Now it really feels like your own eyes and limbs. Outside, you can hear panicked screams as the soldiers and seamen outside suddenly realize the warstrider has activated. You turn your head around. The faceplate follows you, transmitting to your eyes what lies in front of the massive automaton's head, a meter above you. You flex your fingers, feeling the pulleys and wires transmit that motion to the warstrider's limbs. Even your perception of noises changes, as the shouts and orders and sounds of weapons outside are transmitted to you with a dull metallic echo from a system of pipes concealed within the war machine's massive structure."We can't let it escape the ship!" You see a ghost in an officer's uniform scream. "Stop it!"[LORD OF THE BATTLEFIELD] [Commit 3/5]"You're welcome to try." You reply, your words amplified by a megaphone system and relayed outside via the warstrider's pneumatic voicebox. Your golden Anima encompasses the entire machine, and you can feel it ooze out of the armor as your own castemark glows on the machine's forehead.>Smash the crew.>Rip your way out of the prow.>Blast through the ceiling and climb on the top deck.>(Other?)
>>39403311If he loved us, he would have given us a qt3.14 lunar waifu soulmate, instead we've got some limey guy.
>>39403821>>Blast through the ceiling and climb on the top deck.>he doesn't even know what attuning is
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39403821>Rip your way out of the prow.There's no way a navy warstrider in the West isn't equipped for amphibious assault.
>>39403821>Rip your way out of the prow.Rip and Tear!
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39403821>>Blast through the ceiling and climb on the top deck.Get up there and start being fucking badass.>>39403844He's the best limey guy
>>39403821>Smash the crew.bring sis the ship.
>>39403844>implying they're mutually exclusive
>>39403821>Smash the crew.>Rip your way out of the prow.>Blast through the ceiling and climb on the top deck.One after the other. We'll take this thing appart
>>39403790>"YOU NEED TO ATTUNE TO IT! SHUT UP AND CONCENTRATE!">"WHAT DO YOU MEAN ATTUNE?!" You scream back, feeling like you're about to faint.>"EVER ATTUNED A DAIKLAVE OR SOMETHING? IT'S LIKE THAT! NOW FUCKING DO IT!"The best.>>Rip your way out of the prow.Giant Warstrider size holes now
>>39403821>Smash the crew.>>39403876would be infinetely better if it was a limey girl
>>39403892They are unless he can change sex.
>>39403932Seriously this is one of the easiest ways to hide. There is no reason not to earn that.
>>39403932Lunars can sex change.And even if he couldn't, he might still be a qt3.14.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39403821How big is the Warstrider, can we use our Box Cutter with it or will we be needing to go Solar Hero Style? Do we sound like Megatron?
>>39403987>qt3.14Something a bit outside of this discussion I always lnew what that meant, but I can't get behind the joke in there.
>>39403790>It leaves a distasteful feeling in you, like a sour taste of iron and blood lingering in your mouth, but you find the right way, and, with a slow breath, rouse the warstrider from its sleep.I guess we should get too used to piloting it, or at least not enjoying it too much.
>>39404022In the base game's canon, a Common Warstrider is only, like, 10 feet tall. It's closer to power-assisted armor than it is a proper mech.But Exaltedfag's a massive weaboo/magitech faggot, so it's probably actually a full-sized Gundam, and there's nothing wrong with that.
>>39403821>Rip your way out of the prow.Killing the crew just hinders deathlords, so let's fuck with their infrastructure instead.>>39403932Oh god, this mental image.Dicking time later - now we CRUSH!
>>39404091It's a consequence of attuning to Soulsteel as a Solar. There's a reason why people try to stick to their native magical materials.
>>39404099>But Exaltedfag's a massive weaboo/magitech faggot, so it's probably actually a full-sized Gundam, and there's nothing wrong with that.And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
>>39403987>And even if he couldn't, he might still be a qt3.14.nope, he's a bogan now and forever
>>39404099So it might be small enough to use the Grand Daiklave like a regular one.I suppose we should pop Bright Blade Stance when we get the chance if we don't already have it up.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39403821>>Smash the crew.Undead can keep going even underwater
>>39404123So what would happen if we tried to attune starmetal?Or better yet adamant?
>>39404396A similar sort of uncomfortable feeling, would happen, not a blood and iron thing, but anything but Orichalcum would feel weird
Finally able to move, it takes you a moment to find your bearings - even attuned, your sight is limited, much like if you were wearing a full helm. It's still hot and noisy and troublesome to move, and your senses are all out of whack, especially balance.You try and put one leg in front of the other, and you feel a wobble as the ship shakes under you and you struggle to stand upright.Feeling the pinging noise of arrows bouncing off you, and trying to ignore it best you can, you place one hand on the prow, where the moving parts of the ship's structure meet and where the bay would normally open, finding exactly the distance - your depth perception is confused too. Then, you put the other hand on the other side of the gap, and start pulling apart. You feel the metal, both of the warstrider and of the ship, buckling under the strain, as you desperately pull against the springs and pulleys of the machine. Bit by bit, you begin to open up the gap, and water shoots inside, washing over you.(cont.)
A head pops up from she maintenance shaft below you, followed by torso and shoulders. He looks very angry. The very light silver aura around him suggest he's probably a Lunar, but, if that's it, it's not what you were expecting, especially because he seems very small."...Aren't you a pipsqueak." You comment."Sod off." He replies, viciously. "I'm not gonna get caught in something, that's good enough for me." He groans. "Fucked up all the work of infiltrating the bloody joint.""Well EXCUSE ME but these ships were coming to attack my new home." You reply, nearly biting your tongue as the whole frame jumps as the ship hits a particularly large wave that suddenly knocks the speed down."Eh." He shrugs, clearly utterly uninterested in your plight.Finally, you feel one of the hinges breaking, and the prow doors slam open and flood the bay nearly instantly, sweeping away all the crew in it. Fortunately, it seems like the warstrider is waterproof.>Drop down into the ocean.>Climb up atop the deck.>Ask the Lunar something.>(Other?)
>>39404613>>Ask the Lunar something.He's been the engineer, what kind of things does this thing have?Also you know a name would be nice.He's super cute.
>>39404613>Climb up atop the deck.>Ask the Lunar something. (Who is he working for?)No reason not to do both.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39404613>Climb up atop the deck.There's still more secrets to learn, shit to wreck, and undead NPCs to piss off. Let's climb up deck to get a better vantage
>>39404613>Climb up atop the deck.
>>39404613Of course its a fucking twink...Well thanks for ruining that EF.
>>39404613Can we get a name Mister Shota Lunar?
>>39404684>Inb4 Lunar trap waifu
>>39404613>>Climb up atop the deck.>>Ask the Lunar something.what the fuck is he doing here?
>>39404613>>Climb up atop the deck.>>Ask the Lunar something.Non-chalantly introduce ourselves and ask for a name.
>>39404613>>Climb up atop the deck.Try and get used to the Warstrider so we aren't bumbling around with it.>Ask the Lunar something.I'll second asking for some specs on it though.
>>39404710You mean reverse trap? Because if its a trap, then its not a waifu, and it being a reverse trap would probably be the only thing that could save this character from being full retard fetish fuel for the faggots.
>>39404651This is actually a very good point. We don't know shit from shit. While being reckless would be IC for Karas, it'd be good all the same to know stuff about this new toy of ours.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39404613>>Drop down into the ocean.
>>39404613>Climb up atop the deck.>Ask the Lunar somethingLet's get a name.
>>39404744Fuck off. Quit your idiotic whinging. You don't like gay shit - we get it. Now just shut the fuck up about it, for fuck's sake.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39404613>Climb up atop the deck.
>>39404613>>Climb up atop the deck.>>Ask the Lunar something.Does it fly?
>>39404761So it's okay for you to force your magical realm on the rest of us in every fucking single thread until EF caves in and gives you what you want but it's not okay for anyone to voice objections to that?
>>39404613>Ask the Lunar something.Is it worth trying to steal a ship?
>>39404744More like I know trap and waifu doesn't fit, but the lunar adition makes the whole thinking invalid nonetheless
>>39404881Not this guy, but what is your problem with another homosexual relationship in Exalted Quest?
"So who the heck are you?" You ask, while grasping for handholds on the ship's outer surface trying to pull yourself up from the quickly-flooding bay and up onto the ships' deck. Not an easy feat, with the water rushing inside and the pressure pushing you back."None of your business." He replies."It is now."He groans. "Cal me Lynne.""Spying on Skullstone?""Until you ruined everything."With a heave, you manage to pull yourself up with both arms and your head - the warstrider's, actually - on the deck, your kegs hanging below and kicking against the wrecked hull struggling to find some purchase to kelp you prop you up. Around you, you see other five ships from the fleet. You can only imagine what's going through their heads right now."Yeah, sorry about that." You mumble in reply, worriedly noticing that a few crewmen on the ship's deck are scrambling to turn a Lightning Ballista emplacement around and trained on you. "Say, are you really an engineer?""Just a good liar. Why?""This thing doesn't have any eye beams or anything like that, right?" You idly wonder, as the as the weapon is pointed against your head."Psh. Like hell it has. You got your arms and legs. Why?""...Oh, no reason.">Drop down, hanging just by your fingers, with the right timing to dodge the shot (hopefully).>Pull yourself up, FAST. p+n>Let go and drop into the ocean.>(other?)
>>39404419And it's a lot harder to get the MM bonuses from mismatched materials.
Reminder that Canonically, the Lunar Bond is any strong Intimacy (that is, feeling), including Hate and Camaraderie.
>>39405018The fuckheads pushing for it compeltely OOC just to fap to their magical realm the moment Karas was introduced, we didn't even get through a single sentence with him before they were trying to figure out how to get him fucked by a twink or bear and they still won't shut the fuck up about it.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39405024>>Pull yourself up, FAST. p+nGo Go Go>>39405065Right, by canon at least, I'm not sure if it'll affect anything in the quest, but oh well, we got a hype robot.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39405024>your kegs hanging belowDRINK!>Pull yourself up, FAST. p+n
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39405024>>Pull yourself up, FAST. p+n
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39405024If this thing is in range...>Blazing Solar Bolt>Hungry Tiger TechniqueOtherwise>Pull yourself up FAST!
>>39405075>Camaraderie.I hope its that that is the basis of the lunar bond between Karas and Lynne if Lynne is his lunar, so they can bond over banging hot solar chicks together.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39405024>Pull yourself up, FAST. p+nSmash the troops arming the ballistas, then let out Lynne to fire some ballistas at the other ships. We came here to wreck the navy, so let's do what se out to do!
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39405024>>Pull yourself up, FAST. p+n
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39405122I'd love to, but I think we need a sword in hand to do those
>>39405206We can easily call it from Elsewhere into our robot hands.
>>39405233I suppose we are at least up on our chest, I'll second it at least
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39405024>(other?)Tear the Lightning Ballista off of the deck, walk around shooting it like a 90's action star with a minigun.
[Phy + Nig = 6 5 9 8 4 8 1 = 3 succ.]Struggling against the slipperiness of everything, you manage to just barely heave yourself up on the deck and roll to the side before the Lightning Ballista explodes a beam of thunderous Essence against you.The beam grazes you, and you feel a shock as the springs in the harness feel like they're about to tear your right arm off in response. Glancing to the side to see the damage, you see that the hit blasted one of the armored plates in your right upper arm clean off the chassis, revealing the mechanisms underneath.They're reloading the essence weapon. You don't have time to lose. "Did they hit us?" Lynne wonders."Grazed." You minimize. You stomp in direction of the Ballista, and you see the crew scatter and run.That only delays the problem, however. The other ship are picking up speed and beginning to circle the sinking one you're standing on, clearly intending to open fire as soon as their weapons are ready...>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+d>Try and leap onto another ship. p+n>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+d>(Other?)(reminder: remember to check what powers you have to know what you can do)
>>39405689>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+d>use death from afar
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>39405689>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+dFUCK YEAH. TIME TO GO FULL 90s ACTION MOVIE STAR WITH A MINIGUN.
>>39405689>(Other?)>>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+d>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+dWe weapons akimbo now.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39405689>>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+dLet's use One Weapon Two Blows to hit two ships at onceWait not, all that plus let's use Atomic Fire Blade and take an Aim/Defense action
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39405720dice
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39405689>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+d
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39405689Do we have Bright Blade Stance up too?If we don't pop that as well and Death from Afar for good measure
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39405689>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+d
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39405785I fucked up
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39405746Let's do this and then pick up the Ballista
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39405689>>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+d>Activate Lord of the Battlefieldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNT2d2yS_aA
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39405746>>39405689Seconding this
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39405689>>Use the loaded Ballista yourself. p+dTime to use some of our resources:>>39405746
>>39405689Pop our scenelongs, any that we need that aren't up.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>39405689Can we store the Ballita in our Elsewhere really fast?Maybe changed it out for the bastard sword?
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39405837Dicedicedice
>>39405974Might as well as forgotten
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39405689Hey EF, does Atomic Fire Blade just straight double our successes or does it turn all of our regular successes into doubles like ECSJ does??
Striding across the inclined deck, you reach with your massive armored hands down to the ballista and rip it out, lifting it up in your hands like a crossbow."You are fucking insane, mate." The diminutive lunar scuttles up to peek through the faceplate from behind your shoulder.Grinning, you point the essence-discharge weapon at the closest ship and...."Oi. What.""Er."The lunar stares at you and loudly slaps his palm onto his face. "Are you fucking kidding me. It's that lever there." He stabs his finger on the faceplate aggressively, pointing to a mechanism on the right side of the device. "There, it's that you bloody retard."You point and nod, taking your aim.[DEATH FROM AFAR] [Burn: 3/5][Phys + Dawn = 10 5 6 8 6 5 5 1 8 1 6 6 = 4 successes]Aiming for just below the waterline, you let loose the energy blast. Instead, the weapon, not designed for this kind of use, recoils unpredictably in your hands and strikes the ship's superstructure, in a large and colorful explosion of smoke and flashes of light."Man that was some fine marksmanship.""Shut up." you reply.A beam flashes dangerously close to you, and you instinctively duck, even though the slippery, inclined deck makes it difficult and dangerous.They'll zero in on you in no time.>Try and leap onto another ship. p+n>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+d>Drop into the ocean and make your escape.>Get out of the Warstrider.>(Other?)
>>39406085>the devasttion when combining these
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39406147>Try and leap onto another ship. p+n>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+dAction hero multitasking!
>>39406147>Try and leap onto another ship. p+n
>>39406147>>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+d>not enough to do Atomic Fire BladeOh well, I don't think we have the time anyway, this plus One Weapon Two Blows to strike two ships.Commit Bright Blade Stance if we haven't already
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39406147>>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+d
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39406206My dice
>>39406085Double to-hit successes.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39406147>>Try and leap onto another ship. p+nWe'll cut that ship while we're on another ship
>>39406147>>Try and leap onto another ship. p+nLet's charge up our essence a bit more
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>39406241Getting real tired of dice not staying on anymore
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39406147Uhh EF you do know that recoil happens AFTER the weapon fires right? Recoil has no impact on its point of impact unless it fires automatically.>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+d
>>39406147>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+dactivate bright blade stance (C)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39406356forgot dice
>>39406298Yeah, but this isn't, like, a gun. It's a beam ballista, so it probably works differently. >Try and leap onto another ship. p+n>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+dAlso use Atomic Fire Blade and One Weapon Two Blows next turn. We DO recover 1B per turn, right?
>>39406356It's already up.
>>39406298Ever fired a weapon son? then you should know that's bull shit. Recoil happens the very moment you fire
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39406386Actually I think we can do it, three this turn and then two next turn when we shoot.I'll second that.
>>39406400Huh, I specifically checked but didn't see it.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39406147Shoot more dice huh
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39406147>>Summon Giant Boxcutter and strike at them with Blazing Solar Bolt. p+dGo all out, hit them with everything
>>39406406Yes... I was in the army for a decade, I know very well how firearms work anon, clearly you don't.
>>39406406pffthahahahahaahago sit in the retard corner anon, you fucking moron
>>39406298Apparently a lightning ballista jumps as it fires. I assume it has something to do with the 'ballista' part or the 'essence discharge' part. This is probably why they're usually mounted siege weapons, rather than something you're supposed to carry around in-hand.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39406147How many other ships are there actually?I want to at least hit a few of them , if not outright sink them
Op has been banned for Proxy/VPN. Or for being Italian. one of the two.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>39406634https://twitter.com/Exaltedfag/status/589173516005732352In case anyone thought he was lying
>>39406581still doesn't impact the projectile/beam in flight unless its a continuous beam
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39406656>>39406659>again
>>39398508The QM told me to tell you guys that he has been banned for "proxy/vpn" and will be out for the forseeable future.Or for being italian, we're not sure.
>>39406668Unless it doesn't fire in the same moment the trigger is pulled. There might be a quarter-second of kick as the lightning charges up, or the kick might be between the release of the bow and the projectile actually leaving the string. There are plenty of reasons why the kick might take place before the projectile actually enters flight, and all of them have to do with 'this is not a firearm.'
>>39406698>Or for being italian, we're not sure.Por que no los dos?
>>39406656>>39406659>>39406634>>39406698Why can't he just change his IP?Seriously it's not that big a deal. Flush DNS and restart your router and if it was made this century then you should be good to go.
>>39406723Because ban evasion and effort?
>>39406700>There might be a quarter-second of kick as the lightning charges up, or the kick might be between the release of the bow and the projectile actually leaving the string.That's not how physics works anon, that's completely backwards.>There are plenty of reasons why the kick might take place before the projectile actually enters flightNo there are not, there are extremely few reasons why such an occurrence would happen.>and all of them have to do with 'this is not a firearm.'Physics doesn't give a fuck what it is.
Rolled 9 (1d10)Welp that was fun
aaand another thread cut short....this single battle is going to take months at the rate EF's health and his shitty internet like to interfere.
>>39406538>>39406561Every force hs an equal opposite reaction
>>39406791Just stop talking anon, clearly you don't know the physics involved in the dynamics of ballistics.
Well the thread was almost over anyway I guess.We got some art recently, post it now or wait for next time?
>>39406824may as well post it now because it will be a while before EF isn't scared to post
>>39406824Wooo show us art
>>39406844>>39406854Before you get too excited It's just Larro stuff, I'm really grateful but don't expect masterpiecesAll of it is going to be for XP by the way, a note for later
>>39406875>>39406890Maka a best, Tia a best.
>>39406890There was some other stuff from Decu's thread a while back but that wasn't my request and I don't actually have either on me.
Think I got it working again. I hope I don't get shit for ban evasion, considering I did nothing wrong in the first place.
>>39406930>I hope I don't get shit for ban evasionOh, come on, that's just asking for it. Like 'what could possibly go wrong?'
Well, since the thread is over, might as well post what I got. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kcwiwseyoqekja/Exalted%20Quest%201-70%20%5Bpdf%5D.rar?dl=0Here, the entire quest in pdf format. Little meta info, winning choices highlighted (some are not because EF went with something else).
>>39406930probably should call the thread here, it's already on page 8 and you don't want to tempt the faggot mods
>Larro and Decu stuffNow I'm not that confident about muh 9000 hours in Paint
>>39406977Holy crap I need new pants...
>>39406977Wow, that's purdy.But I think Maka's Makas are a bit too big, even for her, and the makeup is a little bold for my tastes.Aside from that, it looks spot-on. I love the ass.
>>39406930>>39406977And he's back anywayI don't know if it's worth anything but on the off chance it is I;d just like XP
>>39407014Maka's girls are just the right size in that.
>>39406977O-oh my. That's amazing anon!
>>39407009>>39407014Everything on the table, the only thing I did was recolor the skin and eyes, everything else was already done in the original piece.Are by Live For The Funk by the way.
>>39406969Yeah, good idea. Gonna close it with Karas and his new limey sidekick fighting five boats.Love the pics. As usual, tell me if you want XP or contact me privately for the "favors" in exchange for art.>>39406977Acknowledged. And don't worry, I reward effort as much as results :DReminder that writefaggotry and similar stuff count as well.
>>39407029Disagree. They look fat, rather than big. Part of it is the pose and the way the hair blocks the waistline; the total effect makes her look chubby, rather than shapely. If they were slightly less than the size of her entire head, they'd just look big instead.>>39407041Did you consider topping it off with a caste mark?
>>39407068>Disagree. They look fat, rather than big. Part of it is the pose and the way the hair blocks the waistline; the total effect makes her look chubby, rather than shapely. If they were slightly less than the size of her entire head, they'd just look big instead.You have shit taste.
>>39406977Oh my~Hotter than Hell. You really did a good job, anon.Though, if I may have a comment, I think this pic would fit Maka's mother more than Maka herself.
>>39407014Really?The lipstick and eye shadow were my favorite parts of it,but I guess to be fair I do like make up on girls, I think it can be a great touch on already pretty girls like Maka.
>>39407068>Did you consider topping it off with a caste mark?I thought about it, but working with a mouse and regular old bog standard Paint I didn't want to mess with it too much
Also, since we're on the subject of artworks...
>>39407060Just XP for all the Larro pieces, we could use XP for our fight and it's not like I want anything right now.Screencap for proof of (You) if you need that.
>>39407122It's amazing how spot-on she looks. Maybe a bit to dominatrixy, but even Maka can get in those moods sometimes.
>>39406977Original piece for comparison.>>39406959That's also awesome anon
Anyway, that's +4 XP, actually +5 because I feel generous and i'll even count >>39407122 for the hell of it.
>>39407195Indeed. I really went "holy fuck it's Maka" when I read it the first time.Though, I did eddit the evil mark on her forehead and put the circle instead.
>>39407267Thanks a whole bunch EF and it was great to have you back, I'm glad you're feeling better.
>>39407267thanks for the thread.>nobody posts any warstrider picsReally?
>>39407014>I love the ass.Every part of Maka is great after all, even if we do normally focus on her Maka's
>>39407334I'll have some giant robot stuff ready next time I swear
>>39407334Is a grand daiklave big enough to be useful with one of these things?
>>39407373A grand daiklave is only the size of a surfboard.
>>39407373It's a knife to shortsword for a Warstrider.
>>39407122All right. I need a source for this, and before anybody tells me to click the little arrow on the post, I did and both searches gave me nothing.
>>39407334All I've got is my mecha folder. I could dump Scopedogs, I guess?
>>39407373>>39407410They're not really magic powered. I guess some of the grunt ones from Escaflowne would be a good fit.
>>39407442Do Getter Rays count as magic, then?
>>39407410>>39407442Bitches don't know bout the Tengen Toppa Scopedog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqAmzPj9bLE
>>39407448Thank you.I was hoping it was.
>>39407448As expected of not-quite-Maka
>>39407582Exactly my thought when I saw that.
>>39407464It's all cool, get yourself some Mazinger Z tooWe need that rocket punch
>>39407582Gonna make Tia jealous there....oh who am I kidding, it's probably referring to Tia in another form anyway.
>>39407448It's no good, all I can think of is that time we seduced the DB Monk
>>39407582Oh, oh, now do this one!
>>39407448>DB Propaganda>>39407758You mean it isnt an alternate retelling of that?
>>39407267So: Does anyone remember our XP totals, so we can add these up for next time?
Reminder that there is no Great CurseBut if there was one, it could look like this http://imgur.com/0AvvksZ
>>39408088>that little Tia>Four armsSuper nice
>>39408088>http://imgur.com/0AvvksZIs that some hithero-unknown demon vying for Tia? I feel like I missed something
Have a cute couple. 1XP, please?
>>39408088thats cute and also terrifying
>>39408052It was 14 by the end of our last Maka thread so 19 right now and at least 21 by the end of our next thread>>39408088That's amazing, scary and nonexistant, but amazing.Who did it? XP or something for yourself?
>>39408135I think that's meant to be the physical manifestation of our Great Curse self. IE, fucking terrifying. GC Zeniths are the worst.
>>39408135It's something that most definetly does not exist. Maka's Great Curse given form.If she had such curse.>>39408148I got Larro to draw it. Took a while, but he delivered. No idea, but XP serms a waste. i'm taking suggestions for it
>>39408237>GC Zeniths are the worst.Full dark Galadrielhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spHEw2n9LwE
>>39408237Just wait for Tia's curse.
>>39408261If you aren't doing XP then save it for something you really want.If you are looking for suggestions then I'd throw out those pics of our kids we had last thread, Brown Wakfu girl and Pale snow Bow
>>39408136This was the Zaan and Valeriana pic from Decu's thread right?I'm glad that got through in the end
>>39408288[spoilers] At least GC physical exalts are obvious, if difficult to stop. A zenith under GC is probably in a position to manipulate multiple exalts and possibly countries [/spoiler]
>>39408052>>39408136That's 20 total currentlyCute pic by the way, someone else did a EQ request, it was a Maka pic, but I haven't seen it posted here.
>>39408374You can spoiler by highlighting and pressing ctrl-s
>>39408417 not on mobile you can't.
Have Maka, the Abyssal Battleship. She will conquer Tianna with her mighty cannons.>>39408385I'm on borrowed internet and can barely do anything. Rest assured that EF already had it.
>>39408374If Maka ever went full First Age, she's in position RIGHT NOW to fuck most everything up beyond all recovery.
>>39408489Glad I'm not the only one that thought that way after hearing Abyssal.
>>39408489Those are some cannons alright.XP or yourself?
>>39408497>>39408374Oh, now I think adding a mechanic to empower the curse is a great idea! I just need to commission something really good for it...
>>39408571Don't be a faggoty That Guy anon.
>>39408561I'd like to use it for something Abyssal related, but because I can't think of anything, probably XP. I will talk to EF when possible.
>>39408571Serious dick move, bribing the QM to fuck over the quest and other players...
>>39408374Luckily Maka's great curse is just as unsubtle as a Dawn.Fuck everything, be loved, lounge around on a pile of warm bodies forever.
>>39408580>>39408599Now, now, relax EF won't add that.If I remember right it's usually only fluff stuff that can be added, but I mean that isn't the kind of thing EF would add like that.
>>39408261If you want suggestions, ask for a clue about who our Sidereal is.
>>39408617But sadly, she could probably convince most people everything is okay. Happily, Amata and some others are probably strong and clever enough to stop us
>>39408733Tie did a good job if helping us back when we were dealing with the Abyssals.Our wives are great.
>>39408644Fluff stuff and characters, I recall?Okay, fess up, who added the shota? Not that I don't approve, but...
>>39408805I don't approve.
>>39408805Hey, maybe EF just had good taste.
>>39408580>>39408599I was joking, relax.
>>39408836That's not good taste, that's the opposite.
>>39408851For you.I'd have liked a loli, we have only one so far, but I think this Lunar is fine. Heh, I can't wait to see when they are back to Tianna and bonding/banging.
>>39408922>we have only one so farwe do?
>>39408922>Heh, I can't wait to see when they are back to Tianna and bonding/banging.>bangingno thanks.
>>39408960yeah, he should forever remain without a gf, watching in envy as Maka turbosluts it up.
>>39408944He's talking about Milly, our maid.
>>39408986she's not a loli though
>>39409059In what way is she not a loli?
>>39408851>implyingI like the limey shota. Seems to have a good head on his shoulders.
>>39408960the only banging involving these two should be them double teaming babes
>>39409079age and physique, she's petite, learn the difference anon.