Rolling around briefly in the blankets, you stare idly at the incomplete vaulted ceiling above you for a few seconds, following the lines of the marble aiming to intersect at the very top of the room.You breathe in deeply, stand up from your bed (a temporary one, brought from Tianna), and, with one last glance at the shapely silhouette of Ririth sleeping soundly, step away from it.The "bedroom" is, for now, rather empty, featuring merely the aforementioned bed along with a desk and few chairs, a small cupboard, and a chest stuffed in a corner. All together they utterly fail to occupy all the space the Manse's blueprints have allocated.It's not even meant to BE your bedroom, actually, but, until that's completed, you guess you'll just sleep in whatever unoccupied space you can wrangle out of the messy construction yard that is the Manse of Pearl right now."You certainly work hard and play hard, mistress Maka." Millian's deadpan voice greets you as she creaks the door open, pushing a small cart loaded with a seriously oversized breakfast: a basket of freshly baked bread (some of it sliced into tuna sandwiches), a glass of milk and one of orange juice, eggs and bacon, a cup of coffee, chicken breast with roasted potatoes, and a bowl of salad. "Good thing you sometimes remember to rest as well.""Isn't this a bit much?" You have to wonder, staring at the mountain of food your maid is literally pushing onto you."When was the last time you ate a decent meal?" She asks you back.You start thinking about it."See?" She points out. "So, you better at least have a decent breakfast. I think it's going to be a busy day."(cont.)
It sure will, you reason, tasting one of the sandwiches. The Silver Prince's fleet should arrive the day after tomorrow. That's old intel, and Ocean Father might have slowed it, but you don't know for sure yet. The Manse's structural skeleton is barely halfway complete, really showing how unrealistically optimistic your initial schedule was.But today, hopefully, everyone should show up to help. You'll have the demons and the undead, Amata and everyone else from Tianna stopping by, and, with a bit of luck, that idiot of your brother will finally return from his escapade.Which means that these last two days will be the busiest.Now, you wonder, staring at yourself in the mirror while sipping your glass of milk, what should i wear for today?>Outfit?
>>39952580>>39952602Something easy to move around in. We don't know where we'll be going or what we'll be doing, but we want to convey an air of accessibility and activity.
>>39952602Let's do #17 today, Golden Queen, we're going to be busy and it sends off a good messageNice to see you again so soon EF
Here's the usual list of clothes you can summon with Kaleidoscopic Garment Dance.You bought Fivefold Bulwark Stance last thread, and your charm list is getting seriously long for the character sheet image. Any suggestions on how to decrease congestion? I was thinking of putting all "permanent" charms on the first page (making it a bit larger) and leave the second page for stuff you activate. Also design some icons for quick reference at a glance, and making it prettier.
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. Queen of Gem, now ruling the western island of Tianna. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, and have a powerful Manse under construction.But Tianna is actually an artificial island, built around a First Age Titan: an almighty flying fortress built in an ancient, forgotten age, and although this is kept secret, two Deathlords are seeking to obtain it.The Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine, ghost of your past incarnation, seeked it as a weapon to cut her ties to the Neverborn. But you have persuaded her to try and seek redemption in the eyes of the Sun in other ways, and count her as an unlikely ally.But now the Silver Prince is coming, to punish her and claim the Titan for himself in the name of Oblivion. And this looks like a battle you won't be able to talk your way out of...>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/Exaltedfag
>>39952602Shit, where is the outfit sheet?This is important
>>39952666>>39952602Number three or four.
>>39952666>I was thinking of putting all "permanent" charms on the first page (making it a bit larger) and leave the second page for stuff you activate.I like the sound of that.
>>39952659>>39952602Changing to Number 4
>>39952602#17 if you please EF
>>39952666You might consider breaking up the activated charms into blocks based on their general use.So say our activated social and leadership charms are clumped together in a group and combat in another.Couple that with a permanent charm list page seperate from the rest.
>>39952794>use pastebin?Then nobody would bother looking at it, instead of it just being too big.
>>39952602#3 or #5
>>39952666If you're really running out of room you could just list the names and put the full details in a pastebin somewhere
>>39952805Not really, it contains essential information, and unless EF decides to make the charsheet images 4k or something then he's going to run out of space on them and we need a way of easily accessing it
>>39952828What I was implying is that quest readers just plain don't bother looking at pastebins. They'll be aware that they exist, and then ignore them and work off of half-remembered guesswork instead of bothering to open up another tab and read it. This isn't true for everyone, of course, but pastebins never work out as well as they should because it's true for enough of them.
>>39952794>>39952810I want to avoid pastebins for important in-game info.>>39952805For this reason.Besides, an image is a lot prettier to look at, and that counts for something. I just need to sort the info better.
>>39952846>I just need to sort the info better.There's still only so much space before you're trying to cram a square into a cylindrical hole.
>>39952846I do like the pictures a lot honestly, and not just because it has Maka's tits on them.if it weren't too much trouble I'd suggest something like two separate stat sheets, one with a simplifed explanation, more or less what we have now with just the basic details and another larger version with everything
>>39952846you could make the images much much bigger, just like Maka's tits, then you'd have plenty of space to list them all, on Maka's tits
>>39952846A third page, maybe?
>>39952602Voting for 22
You don one of the queenliest dresses you had set aside for yourself, all in sleek and colorful shades of gold and beautifully embroidered."Well then, what's first in the order of business today?" You ask Millian as you finish your breakfast bit by bit.""A sorcerer from Tianna came in this morning at dawn, with a lot of demons in tow. Or so he claims, I didn't see them. He's waiting for you.""A sorcerer?" You ask while savoring the bacon. "You mean Valeriana?""No, it's Aexel Asteras.""Who?" You ask, confused."You never met him? He's one of the dragon-blooded working for Queen Amata. Technically, he's Tianna's court wizard, but since Amata's a sorceress as well, it's not as meaningful a title as it would normally be. You probably saw him at some point."You try to remember. "Is he the blonde guy? Pale, hazel eyes... He has a braid, I think? Really flamboyantly dressed?" You recall someone... "I think I've seen him at the war council before the attack on the Lintha. We didn't speak much.""It's him. Two braids, actually, and he's... he doesn't get out much. Bit of a bookworm." She informs you."We've got our share of bookworms." You nod. "Speaking of which, any news of Valeriana?""None yet, but maybe he knows. Oh, by the way, the skeletons are helping around town. They give me the creeps, but there haven't been any incidents. Mikahil's handling them, together with Phoenix and that obnoxious Abyssal girl with the chains.""Oh, great, Speaker's here too." You groan. "Any other news?"
"One's not really a news to you, but you probably want to know: this morning the area north of the river was "mysteriously" clear of Wyld influence and reverted back to normal Creation." She air quotes around "Mysteriously". "Also, several workers have been sleeping in, have been awoken suddenly by night terrors or nightmares they couldn't recall, or had similar unexplained but traumatic experiences this night. Some people are jittery, and productivity is probably going to go down a bit, as well as morale."You sigh. "Yeah. Let's hope the marble will make up for it." You can only reply."We've got masons taking care of that. I heard it wasn't easy persuading them that the Wyld is really gone.""Is Silk in her new room?""I haven't checked," She admits.>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.>Let's check on the construction effort.>Let's go and see Silk.>Call someone for me. (who?)>Wake up Ririth.>(Other?)
>>39953380>Wake up Ririth.>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.They're probably going to be working together so they might as well meet now
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>39953380>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.
>>39953380>Wake up Ririth.>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.Who else knows who Ririth is a reference to?
>>39953380>>Let's go and see Silk.
>>39953380>Wake up Ririth.>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.
>>39953415You mean Lillith the Jewish mother of all demons or something else?
>>39953463something else though I'm sure that is mixed in there too
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>39953380>Wake up Ririth.>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.
>>39953484What Lilith from Start Over?It came up when she was introduced
>>39953532I must have missed it then, I only caught up on the thread ctrl+f'ing EF's posts
>>39953574http:images/1431556138957.pngYeah, it came up.There's also a nude version
>>39953589I'm well aware VERY well aware, just like somethign else that is also very aware right now
"Alright. Call this Aexel fellow, I'll wake up Ririth. He probably wants to talk with her.""Alright, but wake her actually up." Your maid warns you with a sternly pointed finger. "No second round or anything.""We lost count at fifteen.""I said "or anything"." She underlines, walking off.You pull off the blankets, forcefully."Rise and shine, Ririth. Time to wake up. Come on, Starfall, you too."The two of them moan in protest as you wrench them away from their doubtlessly deserved sleep."When did you realize I was here?" Starfall rubs her eyes and rolls around in the bed."Thirteen or so." You admit. "Come on, Ririth. Time to get dressed.""Ugh." She just lies on her back in the bed, staring at the ceiling in disgust. "I don't want to meet another sorcerer. It never ends up well with them.""Come on, we all have a job to do. And your job is to help him and the others, right now.""What is my job, instead?" Starfall, her hair a complete and utter mess, stands up from the bed and stretches, still groggy, clumsily putting her clothes back on. She kept the goggles, however.>Help the construction crews.>Help Zareen and Five Tails with security and counterespionage.>Scout Tianna and tell me what's going on there. Amata and the others are taking a bit too long.>Scout around Pearl, make sure there's nothing wrong.>Something else?>I'll leave it up to you, just make yourself useful in the way you prefer.
>>39953380>>Wake up Ririth.>Let's meet this Aexel Asteras.
>>39953639>Scout Tianna and tell me what's going on there. Amata and the others are taking a bit too long.We're suppose to be waking up Dancing Smoke soon, but we haven't had much contact with Amata since we left.
>>39953639>Scout around Pearl, make sure there's nothing wrong.>Help Zareen and Five Tails with security and counterespionage.
>>39953639>Help Zareen and Five Tails with security and counterespionage.
>>39953639>>Help Zareen and Five Tails with security and counterespionage.
>>39953639>>I'll leave it up to you, just make yourself useful in the way you prefer.
>>39953639>Scout Tianna and tell me what's going on there. Amata and the others are taking a bit too long.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>39953680>Scout Tianna and tell me what's going on there. Amata and the others are taking a bit too long.Especially since Amata was summoning demons to excavate the Titan. Even if everything is peachy, I'd like to know what she found. ORRR we could just have one of our sorcerers send an Infallible Messenger.
>>39953754>>39953719>>39953680Amata would absolutly hate having Starfall scouting in her city.She's more or less only tolerating the magical girl having spied on us because we're vouching for her (and probably because Amata figured Starfall is already too hooked on the Maka juice for betreyal)
>>39953639>>Help Zareen and Five Tails with security and counterespionage.>Scout around Pearl, make sure there's nothing wrong.
>>39953786That's a fair point. Since we seem to be about split on the vote, I guess we'll have to see what EF does.
>>39953786She's been scouting the city for months, she's been there longer than we have doing what were asking her to do now
>>39953809Yes, and Amata hates this.
>>39953836Amata hates someone unaffiliated operating in her city, this is something she's going to have to deal with now that Radiant is officially on our side. She already said she doesn't know anything about the Titan and agreed to drop the issue, we can't leave her out of the city forever if she's going to work with us.
>>39953902Sure. Simply remember that Amata has secrets on her own, and that she'll take measures to ensure they stay secrets
"Can you meet with Zareen and Five Tails and help them with security around here?" You ask her."Alright." She smiles, putting on her jacket. "I work well with them, I think.""You do?" You wonder. "You're all on espionage duty usually, so I guess you do, but well, I never see what goes on with you three.""Oh, we don't talk much, but we'll complement each other pretty nicely I think" She explains. "Zareen is... well, she's more assassin than spy, and a great shot with that bow, probably better than I am with the gun. And she knows a lot of poisons and drugs. But mostly, she's organized. She knows how to deal with stuff and handle things."You hand her a boot she couldn't find, that had rolled out of her reach, and let her continue."Five Tails... different sort. She can be anyone or anything, and actually has the acting skills to pass it off. Great spy material.""Don't Lunars need to kill someone to take its shape?""Five's caste can do a trick the other two cannot, She can basically weave illusions, from what I understand.""I've never seen her do that." You notice."Of course not, they're illusions." Makes sense."What about you?" You ask her, as she slings her rifle around her shoulder. "What's your specialty in the team?""Me?" She grins. "I'm the magical heroine of light hidden in the dark." You blink, and she isn't there anymore.You grumble a bit to yourself about her showboating, help make Ririth decent again,, and the two of you head back to the "throne room". (cont.)
>>39954047>help make Ririth decent againSo... we gave her an even more revealing outfit?Like, ten coins hidding the important parts, maintened by a fine chain?
>>39954128she needs a lot more material to work with to hide the important bits anon
>>39954128Something like the #6 outfit suffices. Gotta make her feel at home and dress like Maka.
There' you find the man Millian introduced to you as Aexel Asteras, sitting on a box, his nose deep into a thick leatherbound tome.Now that you're seeing him, you remember him. Yeah, he definitely was at the briefing against the Lintha, though you didn't talk much. But that outfit is hard to forget.You cough to draw his attention, and he lifts his eyes from the book. "Oh?""Mr. Asteras?" You ask, as Ririth shuffles behind you."Oh, Lady Maka." He puts the book away. "Pleasure to meet you again. The last days have been rather hectic.""Quite. We never got a chance to meet properly."He gives you a brief bow. "Aexel Asteras, at your service."And then, he sits back down and pulls the book out again."Um." You mumble."...Yes?" He asks, without lifting his eyes from the book.You resist the temptation of the "my eyes are up here" joke, mostly because you're not sure he'd get it.>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.>Ask him about the demons he brought with him.>Berate him for his poor manners.>Ask what he's reading.>Take a peek at the book.>(other?)
>>39954331>>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.>>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.>>Ask him about the demons he brought with him.
>>39954331>>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.>>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.
>>39954331>(other?)"My tits are up here"but seriously>Ask him about the demons he brought with him.>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.
>>39954331>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.>Ask him about the demons he brought with him.>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.I wonder if he knows though, it sounds like he's the kind to not notice those kinds of things.An Air Aspect, considering he's got the Sorcerer things going as well as the hair, skin, and eyes
>>39954331>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.Basic briefing would be nice. >Take a peek at the book.And just lean right in to read it, might as well try to get some sort of reaction.Swap to #22 for best results.
>>39954375>Swap to #22 for best results.We literally just put on 17, give it a few more scenes
>>39954391Just a quick swap, swap it back back when done with yanking this guy's chain.If it even works that is...
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>39954331>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.>Ask him about the demons he brought with him.
>>39954331>Ask him about the situation in Tianna.>Ask him about the demons he brought with him.>Ask what he's reading.>Introduce Ririth, let the two of them handle things.
"...So." You cough again. "Let me introduce you. Ririth, Aexel. Aexel, Ririth."Ririth stays behind you and you have to force her in the open. She squirms and fidgets nevrotically.Aexel gives her a look, then puts away the book and acknowledges her with a nod. "Pleased to meet you."And then... after like ten seconds of awkward silence just goes back to reading his book."...What?" Ririth mumbles."What what?" He replies."I'm a Demon-Blooded with high Ascendancy.""...Yes, I can tell. The Seven Marks are quite clear and evident." He replies, sounding bored.You smile. "I think Ririth thought you'd be more interested in her. Were you briefed?""By Amata? Yes. You supposedly have the power of freely bending demons to your will, do you not?""Not "supposedly"! I do!" She protests. "And... I wouldn't call it "bending". I just ask and they will do what I say.""Demons are naturally hierarchical beings, and you have very high Ascendancy. It's a natural reaction." He flips a page. "Your case is unusual but not unique. There are other documented cases of demon-blooded such as you in the past." He gives her a longer stare, specifically looking into her eyes. You feel again your had spinning, the room's walls and ceiling bending and curving, the colors shifting... "Although one of them could well be you anyway. How old are you, if I'm not indiscreet?"Clearly surprised by the sorceror's unexpectedly cold reaction, she hesitates. "I... I don't know exactly. Old, I think. Memories come and go.""Then it was probably you." He turns another page. "Ligier does not mass-produce or make copies of his works, so yes, in that sense, you are very much unique. Well, tell me when we're going to start working together, princess."It's hard to tell because of her complexion, but you can tell she's blushing as she turns around, shocked. "...No one's ever called me princess..."(cont.)
>>39954624I was going to ask Ririth to follow his orders so everyone could see she's a safe, obedient, and hard-working member of our group, but I guess we don't need to bother with that.
>>39954624Man, no wonder people keep trying to kidnap her.She'll be safe with Maka, at least.
>>39954713There is room for all in the comfort of Queen Maka's bosom.
You gently roll your eyes. "How's the situation in Tianna?""Stable. Defenses are complete. When I left, a large caravan with supplies, workers and materials had just departed, led by Her Majesty. It should be here in the afternoon.That's really fast, but you can assume that charms are involved Either way, you feel relieved."What about Valeriana?""Lady Valeriana had locked herself in the library, last I heard. The path of Sorcery is a demanding one, but she has a strong soul. I believe in her.""...And about your demons?""I'm keeping them dematerialized." He explains. "But miss Ririth can see them, right?""Not quite see them." She admits. "It doesn't work like eyes do. But if I close them, even just one..." She demonstrates. "...I can feel them. Sort of. You brought a lot. I never thought I'd see so many in Creation all together.""Mostly Erymanthoi for brute labor, Firmins for structural reinforcement jobs, Marotteses for engineering...""...Although it's hard to get a Marottes to make what you're actually asking them to." Ririth notes. "They're always grumpy and with a head full of weird ideas. Hard to manage their footprints, too.""Well, that's where we hope you'll help." He nods. "We also called some Sesseljae just in case.""No Anhules?" She wonders."They'd be difficult to keep in check, no matter how useful." He lifts en eyebrow at Ririth. "Although maybe they would've listened to you. But you know how they are.""...Yeah. They can be a bit vicious." She says, and her tone of voice seems to imply she's making a serious understatement.For the most part, this discussion flies way over your head, but at least it seems like the two of them have everything figured out.>Would you mind explaining?>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.>Take your time, I'll attend to some other business in the meanwhile. (what?)>(Other?)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>39954880>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.
>>39954880>>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.Alright, we'll leave you two to it then. Report back if something comes up.
>>39954880>>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.
>>39954880>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>39954880>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.
>>39954880>Can you get to work? We're really short on time.>Give Ririth a pat on the butt when leavingMaybe also wink at her and make hand signs tot ease her.
I mentioned this near the end of the last thread, but I think a lot of people had left by then, but what does everyone think of the name Love Taps for our artifacts?
>>39955029>naming our artifacts after spousal abuse when our first age predecessor accidentally killed her own child during a row with her Lunar MateThat's fucking idiotic and you should feel bad for even suggesting it.
>>39955029I like them. I remember lots of others also liked the idea.>>39955048Irrelevant.
>>39955048>spousal abuseReally?I know the term as slang for an ass grab
>>39955060>Irrelevant.How the fuck is literally naming your artifacts after the act of beating your spouse irrelevant?
>>39955080A love tap is a euphemism for a husband punching his wife.
>>39955096Where, I've never heard it used like that.
>>39955096>>39955083Never heard it being used like that. The only use of it I have ever seen is >>39955080
>>39955096All I can think of is the start of Boondock Saints. What's the rule of thumb around here with this sort of thing anyways?
>>39955146For how it'll be taken in the quest and in-setting?Comes down to EF and what he thinks I guess.
>>39955111Everwhere? It's degenerated slightly to also include spanks and joke-shoulder-punches, but it has a long history of being used as the term for giving a spouse one good whack that shuts them up.
"Sorry..." you butt in. "...But wouldn't you mind getting those demons to work as soon as possible? We're on an extremely right schedule."Aexel slaps his book close. "Oh. Of course, sorry. I was getting distracted. Princess Ririth?"Ririth hesitates, but then goes along with him, though she keeps giving you worried glances.Before the two of them leave the room, you call out to Aexel: "Just one thing before you go. I gave Ririth my promise that she will be kept safe and sound and happy. If I leave her in your care, I expect you to make good on that as well."He stops on the door and turns around. "You needn't worry." He replies, before leaving.Suddenly, the air in the room gets a lot clearer and lighter, as if you could feel the weight of the swarm of demons leaving together with the two of them.As you enjoy the suddenly improved atmosphere, Regis walks in."I heard the first marble cut north of the river is coming in. Seems like it's the best thing ever." He informs you, carrying a letter, or rather, just a paper folded in three and tied close by string."What's that?" You ask."Iohannes Quint wanted to tell you something, but you were already, er, asleep. So he wrote a report.""Report?" You unfold the letter and start reading.(cont.)
>>39955171I honestly can't say I've ever heard it used like that, well I know about the former, but not the latter.
>>39955199It's the primary way I've heard it used, and it has a long history of being used that way too. It's a domestic abuse term that's partially degenerated into describing additional acts.
And it is a report, you notice. Skimming through it, you get to the interesting part: while out of patrol, he found a large hurricane, more or less in the same direction the Prince is expected to come from, with strong winds blowing from south-east.Good.Despite this, some ships coming from that direction have somehow pushed through and, despite damage, seem to be picking up speed towards Tianna, and are expected to arrive tonight.Bad.You read and reread three times, but the facts don't change: Somewhere between five and ten ships have broken off from the Skullstone Fleet's 30-ship task force and heading straight for Tianna. The main force will be delayed, but this advance group will arrive even sooner than you expected."Bad news?" Regis wonders, looking at your expression."Yeah." You sigh.>Call Zareen.>Call Mihahil.>Call Tia.>Call Iohannes Quint.>Go see Silk.>Focus on your administrative duties for now.>(other?)
>>39955222>Go see Silk.Just to round up our to-do list.
>>39955171>>39955166>>39955146>>39955137>>39955111>>39955096>>39955080>>39955083>>39955048http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=love+tapNone of the definition of "Love Tap" are about spousal abuse. Though it can apparently mean "hit the genitals"
>>39955222>>Go see Silk.Ask Regis to call for Mik though, we got butlers and maids for a reason
>>39955222>Go see Silk.>Call Iohannes Quint
>>39955222>Call Mihahil.>Call Tia.>Call Iohannes Quint.Intercept at sea? Would trying to capture a few ship before the main force arrives be a practical plan?
>>39955222>>Go see Silk.>>Call Zareen.>>Call Mihahil.>Call Tia.They can meet us at Silk's place
>>39955222>3-99-55-222Huh. Double-dubs and some trips. Impressive.
>>39955272>Would trying to capture a few ship before the main force arrives be a practical plan?A possible plan, sure. A profitable plan, too. But how pratical it is depends of a lot of factor.
>>39955272>Intercept at sea? Would trying to capture a few ship before the main force arrives be a practical plan?We could send a group, I was thinking the sneaks and have them try and clear out one of the ships and make a get away with it or we could hit them early with a strong strike force.
>>39955171And i've never heard 'love tap' being used to denote domestic abuse. I think it's just you and wherever you are.
>>39955272>>39955307We can also alert the Tyrant and maybe get some Abyssals in on it, though our Exalts might suffice.
>>39955326Nah we should definitely get some of the Abyssals, Baron would be a great help considering he's a Dusk caste with some Sail charms.
>>39955314It's not just him. Love taps really are often used as a term in domestic abuse, just not in the way he's talking about. Men will often hit their women hard as fuck, and then defend it as having 'just been a love tap.' It's pretty common in cases of chronic abuse, and people familiar with that usage tend to have their perception of the term colored by it.The anon you're talking to probably had a relative who used that excuse.
>>39955222>Call Tia.>Call Iohannes Quint.>>39955276>Go see Silk>>39955326>Send word to Tyrant
>>39955307How about both, have our spies and assassins quietly take out at least one boat and we make a big show of hitting another boat hard and fast.Well I don't really want to try if the fleet is too big.
>>39955397We have to assume that the vanguard of the fleet will have at least one or two abyssals on board. I'm leery of any advance strike when the forces they carry will be insufficient to attack Pearl or Tianna. The best they could reasonably expect to accomplish is setting up a safe landing for the main body of the fleet.
In a weird way I had the best date of my life thanks to you EF
>>39955549Especially since they managed to push through a storm made by the Ocean Father, that sounds like charm-usage to me
>>39955250Then let's punch the silver prince in the nuts?
You hand the paper to Regis, who slowly reads though it."...Alright, it IS bad. What's your plan?""To wait for them. Even if damaged, they're metal warships with essence weaponry. We're really disadvantaged in a sea battle. If we can get them closer and bring the fight closer to the shores..."He nods. "Makes sense. Would you like me to pass this along?""You know what to do." You smile.He salutes and runs away, leaving you alone in the "throne room."For now, you don't actually have other work to do, you realize. Technically speaking, Mikahil is a much better administrator than you'll probably ever be, and you're grateful for that. It means he handles the day to day stuff and keeps everything running smoothly, leaving you with the emergencies.Wondering how your little pet managed her moving, you head for the room that was prepared specifically for her in the Manse.At the far end of the corridor, two large marble doors studded with iron and engraved with symbols and glyphs is its only entrance and exit. It certainly gives off a foreboding aura, enough to make sure that people don't end up opening it by accident.In any case, you had this doors designed to be too heavy for the majority of common mortals to pull.Even for you, it's quite an effort to force them open. But, as soon as you do, you find yourself in another world.Quite literally, opening the door leads you not to the empty marble room you've seen yesterday, but to a vast, open-air area, filled with light and with a blue and white sky stretching far and wide. A city is built in this vast space, surrounded by tall cliffs. Parts of it are scattered here and there, without a definite centre, on hills, alongside the cliffs, on the central plains, bits of it even in the sky. The swiftly-coursing rivers are bridged to connect the various locations with glass-marble roads, but a quick check reveals that it's just one river flowing in a large circle with no start nor end.(cont.)
>>39955549Well, this might also be a good thing. Divide and conquer.But we can't start assuming it will be a cakewalk.
>>39955617Especially since they're First Age warships. We'd be bringing triremes and attempting to face what could be described at minimum as a world war 2 era destroyer. Coupled with a few exalts and maybe a warstrider or two that's a tall order to tackle without taking some serious knocks in the process.I'd rather we held out and if they attempt to establish a foothold for the main force we can counter attack and annihilate the forward base.
>>39955592I'm sure Val will be proud when she sees this
"Maka!"You recognize that voice. Leaping out of nowhere, Silk slams into you and explodes, as usual."You've... wow." You're just speechless. "So, you've done this?""I'm still unpacking my stuff." She says as soon as her head reforms. "This place is fairly okay. It has a bit of a supply of Essence, and it's peaceful and isolated from the troublesome rest of Creation and the Wyld. I can just play and relax here.You glance around. "...Isn't this a bit lonely, though?""Oh, as soon as I gather enough Gossamer I'm going to fill it with people."You look at the city stretching out before you. It's larger than Tianna, though it's also a lot more spread out. You try and guess how many people could live in it, and fail. "You can just... make people? Like that?""Well, no, not really." She chuckles. "Goblins. They don't count as people, but they can pretend pretty well. Oh, don't worry, I'm upholding my oath. They're not going to be soldiers, they're not going to be an army. Just to keep me company and to play. She gives you a slight, mischievous grin. "Oh, you can play with them too, later. We can play a lot in here...">I don't really like this idea, Silk.>Alright, as long as you uphold the promise you made, I'll allow you to do whatever you want in here.>I like that idea. Once you're done with it, we are really going to play a lot...>If you want, you can form an army. We are going to need it, and I trust you enough to know you won't betray me. You can have your Sword back, if you want it.>(other?)
>>39955724>I don't really like this idea, Silk.>Alright, as long as you uphold the promise you made, I'll allow you to do whatever you want in here.Somewhere between these two. Permission, but not unconditional. A stern reminder to be good.
>>39955724>I like that idea. Once you're done with it, we are really going to play a lot...Play all day long
>>39955724Oh right, we still have her Sword.>>39955724Can we ask her to sort of, temporarily make an army, something to fight the Silver Prince and then to disband once it's over?
>>39955724>Alright, as long as you uphold the promise you made, I'll allow you to do whatever you want in here.>I like that idea. Once you're done with it, we are really going to play a lot...
>>39955724>I like that idea. Once you're done with it, we are really going to play a lot..
>>39955724>I like that idea. Once you're done with it, we are really going to play a lot...
>>39955556Now I have to wonder what happened. (if it's a long story, keep it for after the end of the session, though)
>>39955724>Alright, as long as you uphold the promise you made, I'll allow you to do whatever you want in here.
>>39955724>>If you want, you can form an army. We are going to need it, and I trust you enough to know you won't betray me. You can have your Sword back, if you want it.I thought we voted to let her form minions a while ago?
>>39955724>I like that idea. Once you're done with it, we are really going to play a lot...>If you want, you can form an army for a short while. We are going to need it, and I trust you enough to know you won't betray me.We need the imaginary soldiers, they will bolster our small army. As long as they are temporray, it's not a problem.
>>39955724This place seems like it'd be good for sheltering our people when the ships arrive.
>>39955791Uuuhh... let's say the ¨What Would Maka Do¨ thought worked pretty well. Also Makas first date with Irene.On a 9/10
>>39955724>>If you want, you can form an army. We are going to need it, and I trust you enough to know you won't betray me. You can have your Sword back, if you want it.Maybe limit its size though. I really want Fae airships.
>>39955898>¨What Would Maka Do¨did you behave like a total slut?
>>39955933>>39955960Okay, perhaps more Manipulation then Charisma
>>39955724>>If you want, you can form an army. We are going to need it, and I trust you enough to know you won't betray me. You can have your Sword back, if you want it.
>>39955898>>39955933>¨What Would Maka Do¨Naw, he used...oh wait, that joke is verboten.He acted in a sincere and charming manner and showed off his concern for his date's well being.Then they banged.
>>39955724Totally confused, we voted to let her rearm in thread 24. Why are we having a revote?>If you want, you can form an army. We are going to need it, and I trust you enough to know you won't betray me. You can have your Sword back, if you want it.
As a curiosity, I checked what outfits Maka has worn since the wardrobe charm was made, and she has used the numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 14, 16, 17, 20, 25 so far, with 17 on the lead with 2 uses.
>>39956075When did wear 17 last?
>>39956013specific vote:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31236553/#p31239155and http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/31236553/#p31239717>"No, it's alright. Keep that Gossamer in stock. You can use a bit of that if you want and rearm yourself over the next days. I'd like my pet to have some fangs worthy of me."
>>39956013Huh, well, how about that?
>>39956107It was after Karas' threads. It was plot related, since Maka was wearing it already when the thread started and had been two days after the last outfit pick in the thread before Karas's shenanigans.
You frown at her. "Really?""Promise." She extrudes an extra hand to hold up in a "I swear!" gesture."I'll be really mad if you don't.""Don't worry. As long as you keep me safe. I don't care what happens outside. I just want to relax and have fun.""Well then, feel free to." You smile at her. "We can really play a lot here.""We sure can do." She nods. "Time passes twice as fast in here, after all."You freeze."...Wait. Wait."She tilts her head sideways."...Wait." You grab her, your fingers sinking inside her matter, and you shake her around in panic. "What did you just say.""What." She seems as surprised of your surprise as you are of her previous statement.""You mean that, like, one hour spent inside here...""Thirty minutes pass outside." She frowns. "Is it bad?""Why didn't you ever tell me you could do that?!" You shake her a bit more."I-i-it's just a stupid trick. So you can play twice as much. That's all."You let her slip from your fingers, groaning. "Really.">Can you change the ratio?>You seriously don't understand the implications of this?>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!>It's really impressive, but right now I've got places to be. (where?)>Let's play twice as much right now, then!>You shouldn't play with the rules of reality like this. Bring it back to normal. Now.>(Other?)
>>39956182>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!>Let's play twice as much right now, then!In no particular order.
>>39956182>>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!Call everyone
>>39956116That was related to defense of that location, which doesn't really exist anymore. It was more of an exception caused by the fact that she was essentially out in the open. At least that's how i interpreted it.Here, she doesn't really NEED defense, as she's in an isolated realm. The only reason she could have to develop military power is offensive, really. Here I was meaning it in the sense of actually giving her back her sword and making her "whole" again.
>>39956182>>Can you change the ratio?>>You seriously don't understand the implications of this?>>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!
>>39956182>Can you change the ratio?>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!>Let's play twice as much right now, then!
>>39956182>Oh, Silk, you are wonderful>Kiss her deeply>Can you change the ratio?>You seriously don't understand the implications of this?
>>39956182>Can you change the ratio?>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!>Let's play twice as much right now, then!I love how distracted Silk can be.
>>39955996>>¨What Would Maka Do¨>Naw, he used...oh wait, that joke is verboten.Thank you for not making it. WWMD is just something I can't get out of my head since it was suggested. (Seriously make those braceletts for the people of Tianna, the populace will tripple!)>He acted in a sincere and charming manner and showed off his concern for his date's well being. That's actually true.
>>39956161I don't see any mention of what we were wearing, thread 71 right?
>>39956182>Can you change the ratio?>You seriously don't understand the implications of this?
>>39956182>Can you chnge the ratio?>REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!>You seriously don't understand the implications of this?>HUG THE SHIT OUT OF SILK
>>39956226Oh, well I would have voted yes anyway. Don't suppose we could do a yes/no vote on that specific subject then?
>>39956226I personally thought it was blanket permission to rearm. Plus, the idea that a Fae would understand that distinction is kinda odd. I personally assumed that she reforged her sword grace the instant she had enough gossamer.
>>39956443I'll never understand how fae work
>>39956472She can make warstrider analogs and airships. Those are beyond our manufacturing capability, and generally take 6 months to a decade for creation born to make them, depending on design.
>>39956182>Let's play twice as much right now, then!Actually, it just gives us some free time to spend with Silk instead of panicking.
You turn around, crank the doors back open, and scream into the manse: "REGIS! MILLIAN! GET IN HERE NOW!".This startles the Silk."You... you really don't understand the implications of this?"She seems completely confused. "What? What? What did I do?""...You know that normally in Creation time is absolute.""Uuuuh, yes. But it's boring so I changed it." She nonchalantly explains. "Didn't know it was such a big deal.""It's a VERY big deal!" You repeat. "Can you change the ratio?""Well, I can go from one outside is two inside, to two outside is one inside." She replies. "I could do a bit more with more Gossamer, but not a lot more."That's when Regis and Millian arrive."What are you waiting for?" You ask the two puzzled servants.They look at the city stretching behind you, astonished, then at each other, hopelessly lost.>Tiger Warrior Training on Regis>Tiger Warrior Training on Millian>Actually I called you for something else. (what?)Combined with (if training)>Improve Physical>Improve Dawn>Improve Zenith
>>39956598>>Actually I called you for something else. (what?)EVERYBODY GET IN HERE!
>>39956598>>Tiger Warrior Training on Regis>Improve Physical
>>39956598>Tiger Warrior Training on Regis>Improve PhysicalLet's get the most out of magical knight regis
>>39956598>Actually I called you for something else. (what?)>Get naked, kids.But really, this:>Tiger Warrior Training on Regis>Improve DawnI thought Regis'training was complete. In anyc ase, his Physical is already well trained and it will be raised by his armor, he needs technique now.
>>39956598>>Tiger Warrior Training on Regis>Improve DawnHave Milly call Mik and tell him about this>>39956663>>39956683I'm pretty sure we've trained Regis' Phys as high as we can, we can't get it higher than 3 currently, we can if we buy Phys 4 today though
>>39956615THISDo you even know what's possible with time wraping?
>>39956443You need to explicitly give the Sword back. Just as you need to be ceremonious when you take it, you need to be ceremonious when you give it back. Fae want that.
>>39956773Hey EF, what's Regis' Phys at right now?
>>39956749>Do you even know what's possible with time wraping?What are you planning to do exactly? It would save time to know.
>>39956797Not that anon, but screw twice as much. Or just screw the same amount, but without detracting from time which needs to be used for other things.Silk is the best.
>>39956794Regis is Phys 3, Soc 1, Men 2 / Daw 2, Zen 1, Twi 1, Nig 2, Ecl 1. His stat cap is 4.
>>39956797I don't know about him, but I at least want whoever we don't train to go tell everyone that this exist
>>39956598>Have Milly call Mik and ZareenWe need to talk about the arriving ships.
>Tiger Warrior Training on Millian>Improve Zenith>>39956797Crafting, fucking, training, fucking, planing, fucking, study/research, fucking, partying, fucking.Man, a lot of fun things to do.
>>39956797Not this guy, but we kind of have a crisis where the main things we lack is time.Even simply doing the administrative stuff here would save so much time.
>>39956890Imagine 4 people non stop summoning demons in half the timeVal researching artifact creation twice as fast and making them also twice as fast... goddamn if we manage to out an automate montage hall in there we'll be able to economically wreck the rest of the west
>>39956797>What are you planning to do exactly?Literally everything except the large-scale construction parts of finishing this manse. Administrative work, downtime, eating, sleeping, crafting piece of the manse to then be placed in their final position outside, recovering motes, summoning demons and elementals, Valeriana finishing learning her sorcery...Literally anything other than putting up the walls themselves.
>>39956983>Imagine 4 people non stop summoning demons in half the timethat doesn't work. It depends on sunrises, you can't actually speed up the sun just because time in here passes faster
>>39956983Mein gottAnd the training opportunities!Not just economically, but militaristically as well!
>>39957015Elemental summoning does work, though.
>>39956797Fucking silk hard enough to build an army.
>>39957028Silk you glorious chaos cat
>>39957046Wonder if Maka summoned everyone in there and caused enough arousal that Silk could build entire armies with only lust.as material for Gossamer.
>>39957078Time doing a literal husband seducing demon dance?
>>39957078>>39957098Maybe we should experiment?
>>39957028Forget thatTwice as much time for Maka to be Maka and do Maka things.
>>39956797Having time pass twice as fast means you have twice as much time to use.there's the obvious stuff, like planning, partying, etc. But think on about it a bit.Let's say our war council is stationed here. they can make tactical decisions in half as much time as it would normally take, and react twice as fast, if we use charms/sorcery to communicate wih our troops instantly. What's more, I'm willimg to bet Silk can create a map of the Battlefield almost in real time, allowing more precision during the engagement. This can give us a massive strategical advantage over the enemy fleet.Like, Holy shit massive.
>>39956598>Tiger Warrior Training on Regis>Improve DawnAm I too late to vote for this?
>>39957167I think our chances of beating the Silver Prince just vastly improved, frankly.
If it was possible to manifest small wyld pockets around our essence weaponry, would we be able to recharge them twice as fast?
"Regis, go get your training clothes and your cutlass, it's training time!""I thought we didn't have time?" He asks, puzzled."Time here is twice as fast as outside." You explain to him. Silk nods."Wait." Millian stares at you confused. "What does that mean?""It means that for every two hours you spend here, only one passes outside.""That can't be natural." Regis groans."Well, it's perfectly natural." Silk explains. "It's Creation's fixed time flow that's weird.""Wait, we're aging twice as fast in here?" Millian sounds suddenly worried.You hadn't thought about that, actually."Well, from your point of view, no, but form everyone else's outside of here, yes. Also, since you need to eat and drink and sleep... yeah, that too." Silk, for once, explains clearly. "...Also, uh, thinking about it, I've never kept mortals for a long time in this sort of effect. I don't know how it'll turn out. Eheh."The two of them exchange a worried glance, then back at you.You scratch your head. "Four hours is going to be safe enough?""Up to a day's safe for sure. More might cause some minor mutations. Little stuff.Millian looks like she's about to run away."Oh, don't worry." Silk waves dismissively. "As long as the door's open, it doesn't work and time doesn't change, of course. Otherwise people outside would see you move twice as fast inside and that would be weird."Silk has a very weird concept of weird. "Any other issues we should know?""Mhhh." She glances around, as if to look for hints. She's clearly not sure of what would count as an "issue" for you. Heck, maybe this place eats everyone after 13 hours and it's perfectly normal for her? "Like what?">(any questions?)>Nevermind. Regis! Give me ten laps of the plaza as warmup! On the double!
>>39957353>Nevermind. Regis! Give me ten laps of the plaza as warmup! On the double!
>>39957353>Nevermind. Regis! Give me ten laps of the plaza as warmup! On the double!4 hours is safe, good enough for me.Can't she protect against minor mutations and stuff?
>>39957443>Can't she protect against minor mutations and stuff?The answer is almost definitely, "Sure, I just need more gossamer!"
>>39957353>Things made here last outsite or vanish?>Is thee any form of contact with the outside possible? Can we watch the outside or receive messages?>Can we summon things here?Just making sure.
>>39957353>Can aging here be reversed?Who doesn't want to be foreer young?
>>39957353>Can you do this in other places or to specific things?
You scratch your head. "Say. Things made here... do they last outside, or do they disappear?""That's a silly question." She replies. "They work as normal, if they can work in Creation of course. If you make something inside here that only makes sense in the Wyld, it won't survive long in Creation."You nod. "Alright, that makes sense. It's a matter of rules, right? If something would work under the rules of Creation, then it's safe. So... what about reverse-aging?""No can do, for two reasons." She shakes her head. "First, I can't reverse time. No one can, except maybe an Unshaped in Chaotic Wyld, but then again, there's no time there, so it wouldn't even make sense for them to. Best I can do is slow it, so like... a time capsule effect? Spend one year here, two years pass outside?""Second reason?""Second reason is what you just said. Even if the Wyld's rules could be bent to have a person reverse-age, Creation's rules wouldn't support it, so it would get undone as soon as you walk out.""Alright." You think of another objection. "Can you communicate with the outside? In any way?""Nope." She replies with a shake of her head. "When the door is open, Wyld and Creation communicate. This means they exchange time, matter, information. Close it, and this is its own bottle world. If you open a hole in the bottle to let matter or information out, then time leaks out as well."(cont.)
>>39957353Actually now that I think about it, Regis and Milly aging thing will be fine because of the whole Enlightened Essence thing.Wait do they know about the lifespan thing?
"So you can't summon demons here? Or use sorcery?""I don't know well how sorcery works, but if I had to guess, I'd say it doesn't work when doors are closed.""Can you avoid the mutations?""Sure. I can open the bottle and let time pour out normally, that way no one gets filled with Wyld inside."You roll your eyes. "No other ways?""A few mutations never hurt anyone." She shrugs. Millian facepalms."What about... can you do this in other places? Or to things outside of here?""I can do this here only because this place is closed so well I can make it a time bottle. If you want me to do it somewhere else, It'll have to be closed as well as this one. Then I'd have to collect all my stuff from here, and move it to that other place. Then make the bottle there.""So... there's only one bottle?""There's only one bottle." She nods.Alright, that answers most of your questions."You're still not running." You tell Regis. (cont.)
You drill Regis in close and ranged combat for four hours, which means that only two hours pass in Creation. You give him some pointers in swordsmanship, unarmed combat, and how to improvise in a fight, using terrain and anything around him. Finally, you get into the thick of the training: You throw bricks at him, forcing him to parry them with just his sword. Then, once he's mastered that, you force him to use bare hands. You swap around, then. With his hands still beaten raw and all red and blue from the bruises, you have him throw bricks and rocks into distant windows or hitting far away trees. You get a bow from Silk and get him used to pulling and shooting it, then, giving him a bit of time to rest, you give him some basics of small-scale military tactics.And then, you fight him. A serious fight, with no weapons and no charms, but without holding back.And, he fights you to a standstill."Are you ready for your final test?" You ask him, finally, as you feel he's approaching his limit.He replies with a barely audible grunt, as he lies on the ground in a small clearing. He's covered in bloody bruises. As tough as he is, he doesn't have your supernatural endurance, but he still held together marvelously. As for yourself, you actually have to lean on a nearby tree to catch your breath.You're proud of him."I've literally taught you everything I know, as far as combat goes." You concede yourself a little grin. "I'll save your tutoring in the bedroom arts when you'll be a bit older.He rolls over and spits a bit of blood onto the ground, trying to stand up."You're every bit as strong, as skilled, as fast, as agile as the best mortal fighters in Creation." You inform him. There's only one thing left for you.Without giving him any kind of warning, you sink your fingers deep into the tree's trunk, uproot it, and throw it, spinning straight at his face.(cont.)
>>39958078>I'll save your tutoring in the bedroom arts when you'll be a bit older.Or when Millian asks~
The giant projectile covers the space between the two of you in a split-second. Acting on pure reflex, Regis strikes the oncoming tree square in the middle of the trunk with his fist, and, in a brilliant flash of golden-white essence, causes it to explode in a thousand pieces of saw-wood. The roots and the top of the tree fly past him harmlessly."To go beyond." You smile, as he just falls down, his knees finally giving in.Looking at the devastation your training has wrought on both the landscape and your apprentice, you can only think: "...wow. Either Millian or Silk are going to be MAD at me. Maybe both."You're going to have to call Millian anyway, have her take care of him. Then...>Time to play a bit with Silk~.>Let's see how things are going at the construction site.>Better get the armed forces organized for the visitors tonight.>Let's head out and meet Amata along the way.>(other?)
>>39958221>Better get the armed forces organized for the visitors tonight.Let's go do stuff
>>39958221>Time to play a bit with Silk~.
>>39958221>"Thanks" Silk for the training ground, just the way she likes it (but not for too long)>>Better get the armed forces organized for the visitors tonight.
>>39958221>Better get the armed forces organized for the visitors tonight.
>>39958221Regis is such a good butler, we still need to raise his Zenith up to 4, that will have to wait though
>>39958221>>Better get the armed forces organized for the visitors tonight.
>>39958221>Time to play a bit with Silk~.And after that...>Let's see how things are going at the construction site.
>>39958221>>Better get the armed forces organized for the visitors tonight.We told everyone that they were coming right?Well Quint told us so he might have delivered reports to everyone
You give Silk a quick kiss. "Sorry, I have to go. But we'll play later!""I'll prepare the table!"...You prefer not to inquire further.Leaving the Wyld room and returning to Pearl, you begin to try and organize a defense without having to compromise the speed of the construction.And you have to say that the spectacle is amazing, a colorful host of demons, undead and humans constructing the manse at an almost unnatural speed, assisted by all sort of Exalted and weird portents.As you begin to rally your defense forces, you notice, looking out of an east-facing window, a large caravan making its way through the grassland. Dozens of wagons, hundreds of horses.Finally, Amata is here. And you have still a couple hours before sunset.Looks like things are turning out for the best. Who knows? You might even survive this.[SESSION END]
>>39958672>[SESSION END]It's over!Don't say that out loud Maka, we're not dealing with Fae, but just don't
XP: +2 Base+1 Silk's Bottle+1 Magical Boy RegisTotal of 16.If anyone wonders, we can assume that Maka changed her clothes to train him and then changed back.Again, sorry for the short threads, but I'm on a time limit here.Remember, for anything, there's my ask.fm and my twitter.
>>39958733>Again, sorry for the short threads, but I'm on a time limit here.Don't worry about it EF, thanks for what you managed to do.
Oh hey, Ririth has a nice back too! Need to tap it again when possible.
SHOCKWAVE FIST TECHNIQUE: (1B) An unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Phys+Dawn]x10 meters.REGIMENT-SLAYING STRIKE: (3B) Allows you to attack an entire crowd, mob or military unit with one attack.ROUT-STEMMING GESTURE: (2B) one unit (that can perceive you or a signal from you) that is wavering, breaking or routing on the battlefield is immediately rallied.ROSE-LIPPED SEDUCTION STYLE (2B) Adds +3 to damage of social attacks performed via seduction. Stacks with Husband-Seducing Demon Dance.ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUE: (2B) For one turn, you suffer zero damage from all attacks.OX-BODY TECHNIQUE: (Perm.) +2 Health Levels. Can be bought multiple times.PHANTOM-CONJURING PERFORMANCE: (Perm.) can fashion phantasmagorical images and sounds from your own Anima.ESSENCE-GATHERING TEMPER: (Perm.) Every time you lose a health level, you regain two Burn Essence.BRILLIANT MANDALA COMPREHENSION: (1C) +3d to occult rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one occult roll.SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.CLEAR SENSE LIGHT: (1C) +3d to awareness rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one awareness roll.CELESTIAL MIGHT: (1C) +3d to athletics rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one athletics roll.MERCHANT'S WISDOM: (1C) +3d to bureaucracy rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one bureaucracy roll.SAGACIOUS READING OF INTENT: (2B) You select a statement you either heard or read, and can discern the true reason that caused its author to utter or write it, and what he intends to gain from it.
>>39958876Physical 4 for 15 XPWith Phys 4 we can upgrade our DV, soak, damage, relevant dice pools, and health
>>39958876Give me that PHANTOM-CONJURING PERFORMANCE
>>39958876ROUT-STEMMING GESTURE: (2B) one unit (that can perceive you or a signal from you) that is wavering, breaking or routing on the battlefield is immediately rallied.I get the feeling this might become important when the battle begins properly.
>>39958876>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCEVoting for this
>>39958776So...does she have a penis or not?
I have updated the chast roster. It's still barebones and lacking a lot of stuff, might still have a few errors too. But it should still be better than the current one.http://pastebin.com/1uM0cMsy
>>39958891I'll go with this. Right now we need to be better at fighting.
>>39959129I'm logging off, but drop me a word if you want XP or something else for this.
>>39958876>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.
>>39959183Gonna trade it for XP this time.
>>39959129I enjoy the banged status updates.
>>39959384Actually upgrading Phys would also raise our health up by two
>>39959459It's there, just used a different term for it. But yours is better and I am stealing it, thanks.
>>39959129>http://pastebin.com/1uM0cMsyNice read.>All those "never" or "likely never" status.We should convince the Tyrant Feurdelis and Speaker needs to be punished for their actions. In bed.
>>39959129Just a suggestion for next time this gets updated, you should put in Radiant Starfall's real name.Janet Deer in case you forgot
>>39959571Her name is Radiant Starfall, anon.
>>39959553We totally do, anon. All this business witht he silver prince is getting in the way of Maka's fun.
>>39959615It's also Janet Deer.Even if we never call her that, the point of a character sheet is to have this kind of information.
>>39959658You are right. Fixed it.
Don't forget to archive this
>>39960150You can do it yourself you know.
>>39961340It's archived, thankfully. Awfully slow this time. Last thread had a slow archival too.
Should we think of uniforms for Pearl's workers?
>>39958891I'll second it, we soap need it off we any to train everyone to Phys 4 too.
>>39966109I don't understand your post.
>>39958891This gets my seal of approval
>>39958876ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUEI still think a PD is a good investment.
>>39958876oh hey the thread is still up, I thought it 404's last night, in that case I'll throw my vote in now>ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUE: (2B) For one turn, you suffer zero damage from all attacks.
>>39958876>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.and>Eclipse 3
>>39958876>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.We NEED that as a Zenith. It's the prerequisite for the charm that lets us hit dematerialized spirits, too.
>>39969330>>39969333>those timestampsIf you're going to be such a blatant faggot, you could at least sage your posts.
>>39969362If you're gonna acuse someone of samefagging you could at least look at the seconds in the timestamp.Picture is shitty because I'm on my phone.
>>39969402I did, which is why I called you out on it when you posted literally one minute apart.>>39969330>20:35:49>>39969333>20:36:49>>39969402>because I'm on my phone.I bet you are.
>>39969457>>>39969330 (You) #>>20:35:49>>>39969333 #>>20:36:49Wrong
>>39969362>>39969457>>39969496Sorry, but in this case, the timestamps are just a coincidence. There was no samefagging. Pic related.
Oh, thread's still live. Fancy that.Come on, don't fight over something like this.
>>39969726Hey, EF. And it's fine, it really was super suspicious timing. I think we have it all cleared up now, though.We're also still 30 posts away from autosage, so this thread is probably not going anywhere for a while yet.
>>39969726Slow day yesterday indeed. I think we should discuss something else now. Like >>39966081Do we all agree on stablishing a Maka fashion on Pearl (and eventually on Tianna and Gem?)
>>39969736I couldn't care less about picking out outfits for our population. I think that's getting really far into the dictatorial and creepy range, to spend the time and energy establishing a dress code and producing uniforms for anyone other than our armed forces. I think it's a creepy waste of time and an abuse of our authority all at once.Let the common folk wear whatever they want to/can afford.
>>39969736but how much 'Maka' would the fashion be? we don't want to be too risque, it's meant to be a really nice civilized place so they can't all wear bikinis 28/13I'd say maybe 1/3 Maka on the Maka scale would be appropriate.
>>39969756>they can't all wear bikinis 28/13We're actually in the tropics, if I remember right, so the island's fashion probably already trends towards bikini tops, short skirts, and so forth.I'm 90% certain that half the reason Maka is so nudist here is that, where she's from, having exposed skin in the daylight was a recipe for heatstroke, so people wore full-body desert outfits. It must be super liberating to go somewhere that's hot enough that clothes aren't required for warmth, but temperate enough that you don't need them for shade.
>>39969756>but how much 'Maka' would the fashion be?As "Maka" as the person feels comfortable not wearing.We're not going to create and enforce a uniform for our people so much as start a fashion trend. At least that's my take on the issue.
>>39969756Whaaaat, of course they can. There was even talks of using bodypaint! Also >>39969773The common folk also tends to adopt or try to copy the style of the rich and the noble, it's a natural trend. I can see at least the women trying to dress like Maka, wherever they manage to pull it off as good as her is another question.
>>39969733Nothing wrong with using whatever steam the thread has left to discuss stuff. I might not be able to participate in the discussion reliably in the next hours, but I'll definitely read it as soon as possible.I'm sorry if lately the pacing has been slow, but between the horde of characters (my greatest weakness as a GM), all the things going on, my real life getting in the way and so on. I have so many ideas and so much stuff I want to do in this Quest, and so little time for it.>>39969756>they can't all wear bikinis 28/13I understood that reference. Well played.
>>39969799Can we throw character ideas at you?
>>39969750Actually, Maka can and probably should define the dress code of those working in Pearl's administration and bureaucracy. Office uniforms are common IRL and the employees need something to distinguish themselves as public workers.
>>39969799>I understood that reference. Well played.I don't...
>>39969799EF don't worry about the pacing, it's fine as long as you don't vanish into the aether and never come back, as long as you're here willing to keep writing it, we'll be here for the long haul with you.
>>39969736As long as it's sexy, I will be fine with anything.
>>39969811absolutely.>>39969832I already told you a long time ago: I'll never disappear. If things change in my life and I become completely unable to run Exalted Quest, I'll say so.
>>39969878While you are here, what did you think of the name for our artifacts?
>>39969951Love Taps? I never heard this being used in conversation, so the controversy earlier went entirely over my head. At first I thought it was just a permutation of the "I'd tap that" idiom.Personally, I like it.I would be opposed to it if it were really an euphemism for "spousal abuse", because, with the way we developed Maka's character, she doesn't strike me as the kind of person who'd do that knowingly.But it's not, apparently. I'll ask some native english speakers before approving it, though, just to make sure.
>>39969951I think the names anon came up with were retarded as fuck but I wasn't in the thread then.Seriously bad taste in names.>>39969983>At first I thought it was just a permutation of the "I'd tap that" idiom.Nope, pretty much entirely confined to referring to domestic abuse in this country, and considering Maka's Exaltation's history, thats the worst possible name we could give anything that she cares about.
>>39969983>I would be opposed to it if it were really an euphemism for "spousal abuse"It is, there are plenty of accounts where husbands tried defending their actions and downplaying the level of abuse they submitted their spouses by saying "cmon, it's just a love tap". It's a fucking appalling name for ANYTHING of Maka's. It's so offensive it's not even funny.
>>39969988>>39969993Where the hell do you live? I haven't heard it in that way ever.
>>39969983>But it's not, apparently.Wrong, it is, it's kind of lost the impact it's had over the years because people use it to refer to rough housing around and such among family members when slapping or lightly punching a sibling or something, but it's an incredibly dark part of abuse and mistreatment issues in marriage throughout history in my part of the world, a good friend of mine's mother ended up shooting his father because she couldn't handle his 'love taps'.>>39970001Presently Australia, though I've heard it used in North America, both Northern USA and Canada, as well as parts of Eastern Europe though they tended to have their own style and flavor but the sentiment was exactly the same.
>>39970001New Zealand after I left Brazil.
>>39970001I used to hear it a hell of in the UK when reporters would quote a drunk husbands words while being sentenced in court for domestic violence, less so now but it's still used.
>>39958876>>39958891I'll vote for Phys 4 too, with Regiment-Slaying Strike as a second choice.
>>39970008>>39970024Sounds to me it's the reverse. Love tap's meaning being twisted by drunk/abusive partners and then recovering its real meaning after a while.
>>39969983That sounds good.We'll wait to hear about it then.
>>39970034U wot m8? It's the exact opposite of what you think, a love tap has always meant abusing your spouse for as long as my parents have known, and even my grandparents knew it as such.If you don't know about the subject at hand, don't try to make shit up you fool. Good friends of mine have had their families destroyed by domestic violence and abuse and its fucking offensive as hell that you all think it's a funny joke.
>>39969983>But it's not, apparently.No, it is. It has a dual usage now, but back in the day it was mostly about spousal abuse. There are strongly negative connotations either way.The very fact that there's controversy should be enough to just nix the damn thing, so that threads don't get hit up with stupid arguments.
>>39970034Nope. only recently in the last decade or so has it gone out of use and it's meaning been slowly denegrated to jovial low contact violence, but its rooted in some very very dark stuff, the kind of stuff that Maka is entirely wholeheartedly against.
>>39969988>>39969993I'll say it again, I've never heard it used like so in the past or at all to mean abuse and if Exaltedfag comes back and says it's not I'm not going to complain about it.
>>39970055>The very fact that there's controversy should be enough to just nix the damn thing, so that threads don't get hit up with stupid arguments.Exactly this, I seriously hope EF doesn't use it, it's about as morbid and negative a thing that can be associated with something so dear and precious to the MC.It's only a funny joke to those who have never been exposed to it in their cultures but to everyone else, it's ludicrous to even consider potentially using it.
>>39970071Well I have heard it used first hand in this context, and if EF uses it and so flagrantly insults everything Maka stands for with it then I'm out.
>>39970034Not the guy you're talking to, but no. You can watch TV shows all the way back to the mid 1900's and see 'love tap' being a frequent euphemism for a husband clocking his wife. It's the modern non-abusive usage that's the degenerated form - probably derived from sarcasm.>>39970071>I'll say it again, I've never heard it used like so in the pastJust because you've personally never heard it that way doesn't mean it doesn't have those connotations for many other people. It's super offensive to name a pair of artifact gauntlets that, especially with the context of how Maka's predecessor killed her child in a row with her mate.
>>39970055>The very fact that there's controversy should be enough to just nix the damn thing, so that threads don't get hit up with stupid arguments.Yeah, you're probably right. Let's drop this. Thanks for clearing things up.
>>39970091Thanks for being reasonable about it EF.
>>39970091Good call. Regardless of your personal stance or experience on the term, it's better to just nip arguments in the bud before they eat entire threads.
So, what name should we use then? Grope Gloves?
>>39970129Good Touch and Bad Touch? There should be lewd euphemisms somewhere.
>>39958891Physical 4 is the correct option. In addition to what this post says (defense, soak, attack, damage, health, strength feats, jumping distance), it also allows future upgrade of Regis, Millian, Spark to Phys 4 via Tiger training.
Seems that Phys 4 is winning the vote with SDG coming in second.Anyone know offhand the costs of both? I've forgotten the formulas o work out their costs.
>>39970172physical 4 will cost 15, spirit discerning glance will be another 10
The important question now is:Assuming Physical 4, should it be imperceptible, or should it result in Maka putting on some extra muscle?
>>39970189Muscle tone, but not crazy tone. Also no bulk.
Seriously? No one wants a PD to prepare for the up coming Celestial level combat?
>>39970189Maybe some more muscle definition, but I'm against her actually bulking up.
>>39970189Impercceptible. Surprise strenght is the best, let the enemies understimate Maka's prowess.
>>39970189There is no need for more visible muscles. Maka is perfect as she is already.
>>39970189I think Maka's gotta stay soft and sexy, I'd be okay with it making itself known when she's actually being stronk
>>39970189Imperceptible at first glance. And still soft and squishy even on contact. Like the with AST and AIRS thematics.It shouldn't be obvious that under the warm and cuddly exterior is hidden a lean, mean, murder machine.
>>39970189>extra muscleNo thanks. She will end up like pic related if she puts on more muscle mass. She already has some nice definition, IIRC, so any more is a waste and unnecessary.
>>39970189If there are physical changes, I want them to be subtle at most. Gotta stay feminine and soft.
>>39970194I do, that's what I voted for>>39970189assuming thats what you go with, I'd prefer some muscle definition in the calves, biceps and abs thats subtle, but no added muscle, we're not on roids and our physique right now is great so nearly imperceptible would be nice, with no addition of muscle
>>39970189>>39970218this>>39970194how much does AST cost?
>>39970159>it also allows future upgrade of Regis, Millian, Spark to Phys 4 via Tiger training.That's the actual important part. The other things are almost all better served by boosting Dawn/Night to get the same dice pool bonuses, but with increased charm access too. When it comes to our mortals, though, having the Physical 4 to train them is far, far better.Physical 4 is the leadership choice.
>>39970189>>39970193>>39970196>>39970202>>39970209>>39970211>>39970218>>39970223>>39970227This gets my vote too. Cuddling a rock is no fun.
>>39970189I'm for some extra muscle tone/definition, but I'm against us bulking up.>>399702468
>>39970223>pantilessHeh. Even if I disagree with the style used, at least the drawfag got the details right.
>>39970194I'd entirely forgotten about that.>>39958876I'll throw my support behind >ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUE: (2B) For one turn, you suffer zero damage from all attacks.Though I'm pretty sure phys 4 will win this round of voting.>>39970262>8Well hopefully that kind anon updating the characters pastebin who opted for XP for that means we're closer to getting a PD next.
Hey EF, a question regarding what you previously said about AST, that if we had the XP and we needed to get it mid fight you would allow us to buy it and use it right then and there, is that still true?
>>39970271I'd like AST, too, anon, but we do have both AiRS and Fivefold Bulwark Stance. We're pretty tanky for now.
>>39970189I like the idea of them being non-apparent unless she's performing some feat of great strength, in which case they show through.
>>39970189I am in favor of some nice muscle tone, but maximizing cuddle times is important.As an aside, I also heartily approve of the new schedule, EF. It works well for me being able to follow the whole thread. Besides, I'll take as much Exalted Quest as I can get.
>>39970282>Hey EF, a question regarding what you previously said about AST, that if we had the XP and we needed to get it mid fight you would allow us to buy it and use it right then and there, is that still true?Yep!
>>39970331Did you decide on what to do the stat sheets?
>>39970189Is this something someone could spend art on?
>>39970331Most excellent news.
>>39970354I'd rather leave it to popular opinion.>>39970342I have some ideas, I'll work a bit on them over the weekend.
>>39970189I'm against any changes, mainly because if/when we get Physical 5, Maka will gain even more muscles and look ugly.
So I'd say the votes are Physical 4 and no exterior change in muscle mass. And now we're at 3 superhuman traits (physical, social and zenith).For reference Physical 4 puts Maka's lifting capacity without using charms of exerting effort at 10 metric tons.(It goes up to 1.000 metric tons when using Ten Ox Meditation, and that stacks with effort (i.e. taking 1 unsoakable damage in exchange for boosting a feat of strength with a Physical + Night roll).Since a Phys + Night of 6d averages about 3 successes, that'd put her limit at around 10.000 metric tons.(I like this completely insane feats of strength table.)
>>39970614The funny part is that as Awakened mortals, Pyre Spark, Regis and Millian now use the same table and even little Millian can casually lift 100 kg weights around.
>>39970614Honestly, I couldn't give less of a fuck about the Strength part of Physical. The important part is the Stamina/Dexterity. More health and more DV is a really good thing.
>>39970633How much do they know about being awakened?Do they know they live as long as a DB now?
>>39970614what about applying force with punches and kicks?
>>39970642That's just the increased damage/dice pool.
>>39970614>(I like this completely insane feats of strength table.)It is Exalted after all.Has Tia's charmset changed much or does she still have her infinite strength charm?
>>39970642That just increases linearly with stat increase, while more fluffy things like feats of strength increase sorta-exponentially.(I know it makes no sense from a real world point of view, but I don't care.)>>39970641You told them that, but they're still young, so they probably don't really grasp the true significance of that.>>39970659She still has that, plus some new stuff she bought with her XP. (NPCs grow too! Not as fast as you, but they do.)
>>39970633>even little Millian can casually lift 100 kg weights around.I'm now imagining her normal picture where she's holding the teacup above her head, but the teacup is now ridiculously huge.It's amusing me FAR more than it should.
>>39970681>(NPCs grow too! Not as fast as you, but they do.)They obviously aren't having enough sex
>>39970698I bet Tia gets XP from finding new fun things for us to do in the bedroom
>>39970659>Has Tia's charmset changed much or does she still have her infinite strength charm?You don't even really need charms to get DAMN STRONK! as a Lunar. Warform + Anima as a full moon with base 5 Str + 5 Ath = 17
>>39970614>So I'd say the votes are Physical 4 and no exterior change in muscle mass. And now we're at 3 superhuman traits (physical, social and zenith).If you don't mind saying, what does the average mortal stat sheet look like?
>>39970817Yeah, before we upgraded Phys, base Tia was stronger than Maka using Ten Ox, not only does she have maxed out Phys and War, she has a permanent charm that increases her strength too.Side note, according to the new health formula, Tia had more than twice our HP before this thread, assuming Lunar Ox Bodies are the same as Solar Ox Bodies
>>39970817Tia can lift mountains, man. Girl is stronk. Wonder how hardcore their BDSM sessions are like.>>39970687That is really amusing.
>>39970900>Tia can lift mountains, man. Girl is stronk. Wonder how hardcore their BDSM sessions are like.It is a known fact that they tend to destroy beds.
>>39970900Enough to snarl up the local threads on the loom of fate.EF. Sids when?
>>39971004>EF. Sids when?>implying not alreadyIt could be anyone, could even be one of the DBs
>>39970818Generally all 1s except for one or two traits at 2, except for really badass mortals who have 3s and higher stats in general.>>39970817Tia can lift as casual effort what Maka can lift as maximum, more or less.
>>39971082>Tia can lift as casual effort what Maka can lift as maximum, more or less.I'm glad our husbando is so manly
I kinda want to see Lillith's party showing up in full too.
>>39971551I'd rather not, Ririth is fine by herself, the rest need not make a cameo, that's getting into dangerous crossover territory.
>>39971599I was thinking more of a temporary Wyld thing in Silk's new playroom. As easter eggs, instead of permanent addition or cameos.