You are Princess Lumora of the Treeline Kingdom, Bloodslayer, And Bandit Queen of Hearts.When we last left you, you had finally finished off the last of the bandit lords, slain a blood monster, became allies with the druids, and with no people standing in your way claim the forest as your own personal kingdom. Word of your exploits has reached out to others. Attracting more people to your Castle.>gain 10 bandits and 20 peasants.Typically a good thing if it weren't for the fact that your men are now starving with you only extorting food from 3 villages in the neighboring kingdom of Steelgate. The Kingdom ruled by the half-brother that exiled you as an imposter from your rightful throne.Skills:>Moderate Military Tactics>Advanced Leadership>Advanced Swordsmanship>Advanced Horse riding>Expert Court Etiquette Resources:>1 Purebreed Hourse>3 mules>1 Cart>20 peasants>70 warriors>20 bandits>2 Bandit Lords>8 rangers>1 Cleric>1 Elf Ranger Trainer>2 wooden forts, 1 heavily trapped>1 Small Forest Castle>3400 gold>starving food incomeNow is the time to make some decisions not only for yourself but for your people.>Construct a building>Raid>Hire someone>Train someone>Meet with an outside group>Kill an outside group>Other?
Previous threads can be read here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=The+Princess+of+Exile+Quest
Yay, it's back!Can you hire a paladin to train your uncivilized barbarians into honorable knights?
>>39702731Oh wait, no metal. Ask the dwarf about getting miners and blacksmiths for better equipment.
>>39702673>>Construct a farm
>>39702731We're bandits. I don't think paladins would be giving us the benefit of the doubt.>>39702673Hunt for food in the forest with 4 rangers. We will move some troops and try to convince other village to supply us with food.
>>39702731Certainly, the trick would be finding a paladin willing to work for you.
>>39702762Well as of now we only have rangers and warriors. It'd be nice to try to transition to a more sophisticated army.Can our barbarians be trained to be druids and witches?
>>39702673>Construct a building>Raid.I guess we're going to construct a farming village near our castle as well as go on a raid for food.
>>39702789You would have convince the witches coven, The druids may train some of your warriors their ways but you'd have to ask them.>>39702731Thanks it's good to be back, had to leave due to 4chan being a bitch. Still can't use my trip code.
(OOC: Just so you all know, I will be going with majority rules when it comes to making decisions, but still doing best of first three, in regards to rolling.)
>>39702673>Construct a farmGotta get some self-sustainability, plus, we now have peasants.but, to keep the wolf from the door who should also>Raid a village
>>39702673New player and I haven't read the previous threads, but:If we need food, there's a lot of things to do.>Buy large amounts of seed from a town, maybe a sack.>Slash and burn some trees, if we really don't have time. The ashes will help the soil quality, anyway.We could chop down the trees, but there aren't many fast ways to get rid of tree stumps and roots.>Get a section for fruit-bearing trees, one for berry bushes, one for grains/regular farming, and one for livestock feed.Is this a place that undergoes winter?
>>39702912It stays mostly temperate throughout the year with a small winter of only a few months. It is currently spring time now.>Construct a building (Farm)>RaidSince Haroldnarl, the crafty bandit lord dwarf, was promised to lead the raiding parties you over see the farm building construction yourself while he prepares the raiding party.Who shall our raiding target be?>A Steelgate Noble>A Steelgate village>A Steelgate City>A location in a different kingdom then steelgate?>The forest dragon>A Trade Caravan
>>39702912>druids and entshoooookay, maybe slash and burn isn't wise. Can we ask them how they feel about it?Fire isn't necessarily harmful to a forest: a couple of fires a year helps keep a forest healthy and prevent the whole thing from burning at the slightest ember. Cycle of life, and everything. Hell, some plants USE fire to spread their seeds and grow.
>>39703013>A Trade CaravanKidnap the merchants and grill them on who's dealing business with Steelgate. Give them some gold afterwards, even if we take their stuff.
>>39703013>A Steelgate City
>>39703013>>A Trade Caravansure why notkeep all dem slaves if they got any
>>39703028You could set up a meeting with the Druids, they speak for the Ents most times since they're mostly silent creatures and most of them are still recovering from the last battle they had alongside you.
>>39703013>A Trade Caravan
> A trade Caravan A Trade Caravan is likely your best bet right now for easy hit of goods, plus if there's no witnesses no one knows who is the one who hit it. Haroldnar assembles 4 of your rangers, 10 bandits, and 20 of your warriors into his raiding party before heading of to the nearest trade route near your territory.Meanwhile the rest of your warriors are helping the peasants build the farm houses outside your castle with the excess lumber lying around. Some of the peasants have come with their own seed while with the help of the rest of your rangers scour the forest for possible crops. (1st best of three rolls for the raiding party, 2nd best of three rolls for the farm construction. 1d20 per roll.)
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>39703268
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>39703268
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>39703268well that's a good raid, but what about farming?
Rolled 16, 13 = 29 (2d20)>>39703268are we lacking posters or something?
Rolled 6, 12 = 18 (2d20)>>39703268
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>39703268
>17A Great Success!You manage to get lucky as this Trade caravan only has a standard guard for it's size, your rangers manage to pick offer the guards from afar before your warriors swoop in and finish them off. The bandits take care of the passengers easily and begin to pilfer through the belongings. Haroldnarl spares the caravan driver and kidnaps him. >You gain 1 weeks worth of food and 600 coin (Total 4000)>16Above average success!You manage to construct two farm plots and houses by the time the raiding party returns and unloads. You are currently able to grow wheat and potatoes. It will be a few weeks before you can actually able to harvest anything though, however thanks to your rangers your peasants know the locations of all the nearby fruit trees and berry bushes and will be able to pick from that in the meantime. >10 peasants converted to 10 farmers
>>39703521uhh, you're not SUPPOSED to kill the merchants, you know. They can't earn money if they're dead.
>>39703550Hmm, well considering how good the roll was, let's say you just manage to knock them out and didn't put up enough of a fight that it ended in any of the merchants deaths.
>>39703579I can live with that.I keep getting fucking pictures stop that captcha
Just as you solved your people's food shortage problem (For now) a watcher at the gates alerts you to a very feral looking woman with a wooden mask in vaguely Draconian shape. your told she is one of the witches from the Forest Dragon Coven and wishes to speak to you.>Let her in>Meet her outside>Talk to her from a top the wall>Tell her to leave>Tell her to come back later>other?
>>39703685>>Meet her outside
>>39703685>Meet her outsideWitch lady.
>>39703685>Let her inShe should be treated well as she is an ambassador.
>>39703685>Talk to her from a top the wallThe last mask-wearer wasn't so nice to us.
>>39703685>Meet her outsideCan't trust her as she didn't side with us in the last affair and the dragon loves those human sacrifices.
>>39703748I'm more concerned they didn't side with the Druids. We're new but the fact that they didn't stick up for the druids and Ents means they don't care about anyone other than themselves at all.Fuck them for all they have.
>>39703685>>39703685>>Meet her outsideArchers ready
>>39702673How does she sheathe her sword with that thing running up the blade?
>Meet her outsideYou open the gates and walk outside to greet her, a small number of your men are a small distance behind you cautiously observing the newcomer."Welcome to the Treeline Kingdom, I did not expect your arrival. Why do I owe the pleasure of such parlay?" You ask."My lord, the great forest dragon Verdeuke, has taken note of your...success. Most times he has very little concern of the affairs of mortals inside his domain but when kills all opposing factions of other mortals and claims his forest as their kingdom, he would at least like to speak with such a person and come to a mutual understanding of each other. If nothing else he would like to congratulate you on your victory over the deadly blood spirit that plagued the forest. You are to follow me to his lair and meet with him. Feel free to bring guards with you to the entrance, but you must enter his lair alone, he seeks audience with only you and does not wish to hear other voices dissuading the either of you.">Follow her>Follow her but bring a small number of men with you>Follow her but bring a large number of men with you>Refuse the request to meet politely>Refuse the Request to meet rudely>kill her>Other>>39703953(to be fair, it's not like I'm using consistent artwork for the princess, but generally she has a royal raiper, a dagger, long silver hair, and a slim figure)
>>39703981>>Refuse the request to meet politely
>>39703981>Follow her but bring a small number of men with youWell the dragon seems to be neutral. He had to be bribed to be uninvolved by the last bandit lord so I think we might talk with him fairly.
>>39703981>bring a small number of men with you>request a druid might join this audience as a third party, to fully represent everyone in the forest(witches/dragon, bandits/us, druids/Ents)>follow
>>39703981>Follow her but bring a small number of men with youBut only if we take a detour to the druids first. We would like their insight into this meeting as they are our allies.If she refuses it might be because they have a history of just luring leaders and wiping them out and the druids might know this or at least what the dragon might demand from us.
>>39703981>Follow her but bring a large number of men with youI wanna talk to the druids about this.
>>39703981>>Refuse the request to meet politely>>OtherPropose to meet on neutral ground."While I would love to meet your master and come to an understanding, you must understand that meeting a dragon in his lair puts me in an awkward predicament. I propose instead to meet at some mutually agreeable neutral ground."
do we have green dragon breath-resistant materials?
>Follow her but bring a small number of men with you>Request to speak with Druids first"Very well, just let me bring along a few of my men, and while we're at it let's visit the druids, that way the whole forest is in the know."The witch tilts her head curiously and said."If that is your wish." She states.You have 10 of your warriors follow you, and 2 of your rangers follow you in the shadows of the trees.You meet with the druids back at their camp."Princess Lumora! Always a pleasure seeing your lovely young face among the living." Says the elder. "The others would be here but most are tending to the needs of the Ents right now. They can be fickle forest guardians if you don't know how to treat them. I see one of the Dragon's Coven is with you."You nod. "Indeed, that is why I am here. The Dragon wishes to speak with me in his lair, I would like your input on the matter.""Oh well if it's the dragon you're worried about, I wouldn't be. All those virgin sacrifices? He uses them as imitates for the coven. He actually doesn't eat humanoids much, he gorges himself mostly on grapes, wine, a whole lot of elk. As for what he wishes to speak to you about, I can't be sure. Usually it's us asking audience with him not the other way 'round.""Hmm, I see, thank you.">Continue on to the dragons lair>Tell the witch you refuse to meet with the dragon>Tell the witch to have her master meet her on neutral ground>Other>>39704096(Not that you know of, since it's acid you can't be to sure.)"It is a pleasure in turn."
>>39704256>Continue on to the dragons lair
>>39704256>Continue on to the dragons lairAsk about how the Ents have being since the siege. Are they recovering well? Might as well also ask how they would react to our rapid expansion into the forest. Any specific areas we should avoid or to respect.
>>39704329You know what that's a good Idea while we're here we should ask that.
>>39704329We also need to look into ways of helping the Ents heal faster. We don't want to wait a few decades for them to heal.
>Continue on to the Dragons lair"Thank you, tell me how have the Ents been recovering?""Well, the ones that died have had their seeds replanted, and the damaged ones are already starting to mend with the help of our magic. It will be years for full recovery, but that is but a short time for one that shares a trees life.""Indeed, I hope our expansion into the woods isn't to quick for them.""As long as you continue to protect the forest from bigger threats then your expansion, your presence shall be more then tolerated."You say your goodbyes and follow the witch to a moss covered cave entrance deep inside the forest. "You must leave your men here. My sisters can see to their every need should they desire it." Says the witch as several other woman appear from the forest around you. Each more stunning then the last in either beauty or mystique. >Go inside>Force your men to come in with you>Call the dragon out>Leave>Other
>>39704453>Go insideI wanna call him out but i'm honestly a little worried what might happen if we do.
>>39704453>Go insideShe did state before only we were invited into his lair. Just remind our men that we are on a diplomatic mission so we want them to be alert and not to fool around.
>>39704453>>Go inside>Tell men to not relax
>>Go inside>Tell men to not relax"Very well...gentlemen, we are here as diplomats. So please do be friendly, but don't think you can start relaxing or fooling around as if you're not on duty." You say as you walk inside the cave. It doesn't take long before you see him. He's not as big as you expected, he's big yes, but he's no great wyrm. From what little you know of dragons you'd guess he's a young adult. Still large enough to eat you in one gulp though. He is surrounded by a harem of witches tending to him, fanning, feeding him, or simply laying against him. You were warned he was lazy, but you didn't expect he was so hedonistic either. "Ah, so here's the girl causing all the commotion in my domain. I hope there's no hard feelings about not helping out more but..." He twist and turns a little on his hoard of gold and jewels. "I just can't get up for anything.">You're help would've been appreciated either way.>Yes, because your hoard and your laziness is more important then the people of the forest.>It is understandable, a dragon must protect his lair and his hoard after all.>It is an honor oh mighty Vereuke, to finally see upon you and your coven. Truly you are a dragon of great taste. I can see why you rarely leave it's presence.>Other
>>39704640>You're help would've been appreciated either way.Though>It is understandable, a dragon must protect his lair and his hoard after all.
>>39704640>It is an honor oh mighty Vereuke, to finally see upon you and your coven. Truly you are a dragon of great taste. I can see why you rarely leave it's presence.
>>39704640>It is understandable, a dragon must protect his lair and his hoard after all.
>>39704640>It is understandable, a dragon must protect his lair and his hoard after all.He seems the type to enjoy blatant ass-kissing, but we ain't about that life.
>>39704640>You called me just to say this?
>>39704640>You're help would've been appreciated either way.>Yes, because your hoard and your laziness is more important then the people of the forest.
>It is understandable, a dragon must protect his lair and his hoard after all."Well it's good to know you can understand a dragon's perspective...now let's see how far that goes." He says with a mild air of menace as he rolls onto his stomach and looks directly at you."You claim to be the princess and de facto ruler of Treeline Forest. Without any opposition to oppose that I guess you are, BUT if I were to so much spend an once of effort destroying you and your kingdom at once I could, and I can. Before you getting any fancy ideas about the relationship of your kingdom to my domain lets keep one thing clear about who is allowing who to do what.You can have your little kingdom, make nice with the druids, burn the whole forest down for all I care. Just make sure that my witches and my lair are unaffected by your affairs. Do we have an understanding?">Yes, we have an understanding>No, we don't have an understanding>Yes, we have an understanding that I will do as I please regardless of how it effects your and your witch whores.>Yes, we have an understanding, but why not sweeten the pot for the both of us?
>>39704864>Yes, we have an understanding that I will do as I please regardless of how it effects your and your witch whores.Not only did he not side with us but also decided to do nothing when the blood spirit was rampaging around.
>>39704864>>Yes, we have an understandingReasonable enough.>>39704896Also, don't let your spite make you forget he's a dragon. He probably could clear us out in seconds if he actually decided to give a damn.
>>39704864>>Yes, we have an understandingTime to hire dragon hunters.
>>39704864>Yes, we have an understandingHe doesn't want to fight us. Let's not give him a reason to do so.
>>39704864>Yes, we have an understanding>>39704896Yeah, I don't like him either but lets be civil.
>>39704864>Yes, we have an understandingFor now.
>>39704864>No, we don't have an understandingLets be strong here. If we bow down too quickly he may in the future demand more from us or possibly take more bribes from others.If he demands us to not mess around with his domain ask for the that he does not work with outsiders against us.
>>39704948The problem with that is that there's just TOO much risk right now. If he gives one ounce of a shit he could chomp us right here and now.
>>39704864>Yes, we have an understanding, but why not sweeten the pot for the both of us?
>>39704948Dude, we are a kingdom in name only, how the frak're we supposed too kill it right now?
>>39704957If he kills us right now that would leave a vacuum in power for our old kingdom to capitalize on. Remember the only reason that they don't expand into this region is mainly due to the bandits which we are controlling right now. Wish him luck in stopping armies and adventurers when there is little to impede their progress.
>>39704989Fair point, but still. At this stage in the game, there's really no reason to antagonize him. Once we have a strong enough army, some infrastructure, more political clout, all that good stuff, then we can 'renegotiate terms'. Until then, though, I'd say best to just let the thing have his way.
>Yes, we have an understanding"Good...and to think some of my ladies thought you'd be a unreasonable..oh ye of little faith..." He says as he brushes a claw softly against your cheek."You know...I could always use a powerful woman...">You can use me anyway you want...>And I could use a powerful dragon.>And I can use this time to bid you farewell, it was an honor meeting your eminence. >And I can use less of a pervert hermit of a dragon
>>39705032>And I can use this time to bid you farewell, it was an honor meeting your eminence.We have an agreement, we're not staying for any longer than we have to.
>Other is always an option if even if I don't list it btw.
>>39705032>And I could use a powerful dragon."But it seems your hoard is the most precious thing to you in this forest."Then bid him farewell.>>39705016I am just worried that if we leave him for too long and not show that we are equals. He might stab us in the back if another contender for the forest kingdom appears. Like a rival who is backed by him and his cult.
>>39705053I'll back this. It's pretty much what I wanted to put.
>>39705032>And I can use this time to bid you farewell, it was an honor meeting your eminence. Nope.
>>39705032>And I can use this time to bid you farewell, it was an honor meeting your eminence.
>>39705032>>And I can use this time to bid you farewell, it was an honor meeting your eminence.
>>And I can use this time to bid you farewell, it was an honor meeting your eminence."Hrm, suit yourself princess, if you ever want to share some wine,...or some heat in the cold night...I'll be here." He says with a wry smile.As you leave you notice that a few of your men are drinking with the witches and are being a bit /to/ friendly.>Reprimand them>Ignore it, and tell them to move along>Leave without them>Other
>>39705176>Ignore it, and tell them to move alongGuys gonna be guys
>>39705176>>Reprimand themThese are not the wenches you are looking for.
>>39705176>>Ignore it, and tell them to move along
>>39705176>>Ignore it, and tell them to move alongBe commanding.
>>Ignore it, and tell them to move alongThey sadly cut their fun as you command the others to follow and tag along with you. When you make it back to your castle you see that some of the non-farmer peasants have begun building their own little cottages around the area. With the dragon, for the moment, appeased, you can start moving on to bigger plans.(But we will have to do that later, because it's late and I have work in like 4 hours. To know when the next thread will be posted follow me here:https://twitter.com/codemastergames )
>>39705311thanks for runningalso thanks to fellow anons for not whoring us out to the dragon.
>>39705311Thanks for the run, bossman!Also, I'm surprised I haven't seen Sargeras here.
>>39705375Yeah, good idea, we really should have done that.
>>39705412Yeah lets not.
>>39702673What class is this princess just curious?In OP?
Goddammit I missed the thread