What a crazy night.Well, everything went better than expected. The ships you thought were an enemy advance group instead turned out to have been boarded and taken over by that idiot of your brother, Karas. A Lunar helped him in the feat and will hopefully consider joining your forces for the upcoming battle. Admiral Rajaan Hazaakaa is alive (barely) and bailed them at the right time, thanks to Ocean Father's assistance. And, also thanks to him, the main enemy force - which should now number about 25 ships instead of 30 - is still lost in the stormy weather he conjured.Your Manse, which will be your main fortress and defensive lynchpin for the entire operation, is nearly complete thanks to the massive effort of your entire workforce - mortals, Exalted, demons, undead, even Fair Folk (in her own way), and for the first time you have reason to hope that, when the Silver Prince will arrive on your coast, he will find it fully prepared to withstand any assault.Any is it, then, that you're feeling this sense of uneasiness? A corner of your brain is telling you that this is all too good to be true. There's a catch somewhere, or maybe it's just going to be painful no matter how prepared you are. (cont.)
Or maybe it's just the feeling of tension caused by the upcoming attack... delaying it is good, and you'll take every day, every hour, every minute you can delay it by, but it just prolongs the anxiety hanging in the air.Torches, braziers, lanterns and light crystals have been lit and scattered all around the construction site, and the Exalted that are helping the workers are letting their Anima burn bright for added illumination. The entire zone, seen from above, looks like a gathering of colorful fireflies.As you walk through the corridors of the Manse's upper level on your final inspection before moving on, and as this crazy night slowly begins to give way to dawn, you look around and you see people working desperately, to their bone. You see the fear of death in their eyes. No time is lost in frivolities: the work turns are crushing, and people eat fast and sleep less to crank more work hours.>Well, they should get used to this. It's not going to change much. They're mortals, their fate is to work to please me.>It's regretful, but necessary. We all have to make sacrifices, I hope they understand.>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.>(Other?)
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. Queen of Gem, now ruling the western island of Tianna. You have gathered a lot of allies and friends, and have a powerful Manse under construction.But Tianna is actually an artificial island, built around a First Age Titan: an almighty flying fortress built in an ancient, forgotten age, and although this is kept secret, two Deathlords are seeking to obtain it.The Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine, ghost of your past incarnation, seeked it as a weapon to cut her ties to the Neverborn. But you have persuaded her to try and seek redemption in the eyes of the Sun in other ways, and count her as an unlikely ally.But now the Silver Prince is coming, to punish her and claim the Titan for himself in the name of Oblivion. And this looks like a battle you won't be able to talk your way out of...>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/ExaltedfagNew System Info: http://pastebin.com/pvAZpsJ6Characters info (player-made): http://pastebin.com/7cnYjY7J
>>40090060>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.
>>40090060>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.Pearl is suppose to be the capital of our future kingdom, one of beauty and justice. We're going to kick the Silver Prince's ass and make it that.Nice to have you back so soon EF.
>>40090060>>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.Ignore first age thoughts, do not engage with first age thoughts, do not think about first age thoughts.
>>40090060>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.Love and peace!
>>40090044We're at 9 XP right?
>>40090060Nice touch, by the way, with the caste emblems for our charms.
>>40090060>Well, they should get used to this. It's not going to change much. They're mortals, their fate is to work to please me.It's true.
>>40090151And not a single Twilight or Eclipse charm
>>40090060>Well, they should get used to this. It's not going to change much. They're mortals, their fate is to work to please me.
>>40090060>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.>>40090162>>40090171Come on, we should at least wait till our first century is over before we start that kind of thinking.
>>40090174Gotta start as soon as possible for maximun in quest profits.The wirst thing is that it's possible to combine them. Happy place+to serve Maka, etc
>>40090196Fuck off first age shitter.
>>40090060>>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light. They're mortals, their fate is to work to please me.
>>40090239No anon, you can't combine them, those two statements are completely at odds with each other and you just sound fucking stupid.
>>40090247Yeah, one is clearly intended to be a "serve me mortals" kinda thing and the other is "everyone should be free and have a good time"
>>40090261Exactly, the two statements can't even come close to being combined, they are as far apart as possible on the spectrum.
>>40090137As usual I'm an idiot who forgot to update the character sheet. Thank you for reminding me.10 XP actually! Someone sent me a tiny bit of fiction, and asked for a request, but I want to add 1 XP on top of that to encourage people to writefag more.>>40090151I wanted to use some symbols for Burn and Commit essence, but i ended up going "man this is a hassle".I think I'll just put all the permanent charms somewhere and that's it. I don't want to go crazy wrestling with photoshop.>>40090247This. I swear to god, there must be someone who actively tries to fuck with me every thread with "ALL OF THE ABOVE" and mixing unmixable options.Someday I'm going to write a literal >go left >go right choice and someone will post >ALL OF THE ABOVE and I'll finally snap.
>>40090261People can still have a good time by servicing Maka.
>>40090280Which is entirely unconnected and unrelated to that option.
>>40090280Or maybe that's not the intended meanings; >>40090279
>>40090279>Someone sent me a tiny bit of fictionOh? They going to be linking it here after the thread? I'm curious to what it's about.
>>40090305it's on the ask.fm
>>40090292My spoiler tags around the "ci" vanished, it was supposed to be a joke.
>>40090060>>This is not what I want Pearl to be. Hopefully, It won't have to be like this ever again. I want it to be full of smiles, music, and light.
>>40090305Once I get home, sure. Or someone can just grab the link on ask
>>40090279I think that might have already happened.>>40090305http://pastebin.com/LLvszTfYHere it is
>>40090279I have been tempted to try some writefaggotry, but I haven't landed on an idea yet that really seizes me. What would people want to read about?
>>40090344I'm sure any kind of smut would be appreciated if you want to go in that direction.
>>40090325Simple and cute. Thanks, anon!
>>40090344who are your favorite characters and what to you enjoy reading about with them?
>>40090325Silk a cute, thanks to whoever wrote that, was a fun read.I'd love to see a thread from Silk's PoV, and her equivalent of corpse engineering.We need to go corpse engineering again as Tia damnit.
>>40090403Well, every time I think that a character isn't my favorite, EF goes and gives them an awesome scene. I've always loved Amata and Irene. Plus, they're often left behind, so that's ample opportunity for side stories. Now that I think about it, though, the Lunars could stand more exposition...
>>40090325I enjoyed it a lot!>>40090344I think Amata/Maka would be interesting. Whether smut, fluff or even something serious.
Even though you've long become inured to the simple discomforts of weather, you shiver in the night breeze. Not from cold, you realize.You don't like this. You don't like this, and you don't like being forced to stand this. You want to hear songs, to see smiles in these corridors and in the valley below, what will become your city.Restless, you wander the corridors a bit more, seeking a peace of mind that, apparently, you're not going to just find that easily.After staring into the dawning sun for a bit, however, you feel, if nothing else, a bit refreshed. The light gives you hope for the future.>I need to talk with Amata.>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up.>I should have a chat with Talon.>Let's see what's going on with Zaan.>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.>I wonder if my covert ops team has any news. I should also find a cooler name for them.>Karas and that new Lunar boy should be in the field hospital. Let's see how they're doing.>Wonder how Team Dragon-Blooded is doing. They were really hyped up yesterday night.>I should pay another visit to the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.>I need to ask Mikahil about our finances and supplies.>Let's inspect the work and see how well it's turning out.>(Other?)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40090532>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.We're really good at cheering people up. After that, I'm also in favor of >I should pay another visit to the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.
>>40090532>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.>Bring Tia
>>40090532>Karas and that new Lunar boy should be in the field hospital. Let's see how they're doing.I want to find out whether or not they'll be battle-ready within the next day or two. This is vitally important for our upcoming plans. Karas is the rock to Tia's hard place, in our strategic planning.
>>40090532>I wonder if my covert ops team has any news. I should also find a cooler name for them.
>>40090604>I want to find out whether or not they'll be battle-ready within the next day or two. This is vitally important for our upcoming plans.Agreed. I'll second this. We need to find this out before we take any other actions or make any other plans.
>>40090532>I need to ask Mikahil about our finances and supplies.Logistics is always a concern.
>>40090532>>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up.Then>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>40090532>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.
>>40090532>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up.>>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.Both need to be at maximum happy to be running at peak efficiency
>>40090532>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.
>>40090604He can be up in two days, assuming he was at zero health and just waiting to be killed before he got here, then he can heal at a rate of 6 HLs a day if he's resting, being treated, and is using Body Mending Meditation.
>>40090532>I need to ask Mikahil about our finances and supplies.>Valeriana seemed really sad yesterday. I should see her.>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up.
>>40090532>I should pay another visit to the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.
It looked like Valeriana was really hit by the destruction of the Gloria. And you can't blame her. Even in its final battle, a perfectly mundane boat made from wood and rope and canvas has gone toe to toe with Magitech battleship, and survived to tell the tale....You should talk to her.You head to the room that she set up shop in the Manse's lowest levels. Pearl's Manse being impressively large, it has a lot of rooms and locales that you have just accepted, but not yet learned about in any detail.Here, you enter a large, tall-roofed hallway-like space, with sparkling crystals set in the walls as light source. The floor is paved by large, even blocks, and the walls, smooth and featureless, have, every now and then, oddly-shaped sockets in them, at different heights. The double doors are large and wide, and further reinforce the idea that this location is meant to be some kind of workshop. What really makes that sink in, though, is the large high-temperature forge set in the far wall, glowing with fireless heat, with basins of ice-cold water standing by on either side, and other structures filling the rest of the wall: klins, smelting ovens, spaces set aside for other stations and machines.Apart for those and a few large stone tables, though, the place is utterly empty, and your steps echo loudly. All that's in the vast room other than the distant workshops is a few things, a bedroll, a small table and chair, a lantern, stacks of books and papers, and a messy pile of tools of all kinds, stacked in a corner close to the entrance. Valeriana is sitting there, apparently idly sketching something with pencil on paper."...Valeriana? Are you all right?" You ask her, concerned, as you approach.(cont.)
>>40090532>Karas and that new Lunar boy should be in the field hospital. Let's see how they're doing.
You nearly startle her. "Oh. Oh? Ah, Maka. Come in." She offers, without realizing that you already let yourself in."...I'm sorry for the Gloria. I know you loved it."She lets out a long sigh in response, and then lifts her head, giving you a weak, fake smile. She's not a good liar. "It's alright. She had a good run while it lasted."You just sit next to her and let her lean on to you. Sometimes, words are just not what people need.Both of you sitting on the thick bedroll half-sprawled on the cold stone floor, you spend a few minutes like this."I knew it was going to happen." She says."You knew?" You ask her back. You heard her fine the first time, of course, but you feel like she needs the prompts to talk and vent a bit."Sorcery requires a sacrifice." She explains. "Sometimes it's something you just naturally have to give up as you pursue it. Like, after becoming a sorcerer you find you no longer can manage the free time for your favorite hobby. Sometimes it's something you give up to make sorcery happen, like throwing a necklace you love down a cliff because you know that a sacrifice is necessary. And... sometimes you don't get to choose, and Sorcery picks something for you." She lets out another long sigh. "When I managed to grasp Sorcery without having really lost anything in the process, I just... sorta thought that it must've been because I had actually lost something, just that it was something didn't know yet."You nod. "...Sorcery seems vicious.""It's a trial." She stares at the ceiling, idly kicking the air with her legs. "It's almost never something that will completely cripple you. But it will force you to re-evaluate your life, your priorities, or something like that." Then, she turns back to you. "I lost the Gloria, but I gained Sorcery. It's early to say if it was a good or a bad bargain. For now, I'm sad, but I don't regret it.""Do you intend to stop designing ships now?"(cont.)
>>40091170Man, I'd hate to see what would happen if she decided to go after Solar Circle.
Her fake smile grows genuine for one moment, as she turns a paper to you and shows you what she was drawing: sketches of the Abyssal ships' components and guidelines on how to take them apart and reassemble them."Not a chance. I did the math, and we should have enough spare manpower to take apart these puppies and carry them away. Recycle the steel and feathersteel structural components for the Manse or keep them in stock, keep the magitechonological component intact to reverse-engineer when we'll have time..."She leaves the sentence hanging, and you know why. "...And the Soulsteel?" You ask.She groans. "...I have no idea. I... I don't really want to touch that stuff with a ten foot pole, personally. And besides, I have no idea how to work it. How do you even work a mental that screams at you and tries to bite your fingers?">We should hand it to the Tyrant.>We should find a way to destroy it.>We should hide it somewhere and hold on to it.>(Other?)
>>40091170In b4 she'd figuring out how to salvage the various damaged first age warships into a more efficient dreadnought.
>>40091239>We should hand it to the Tyrant.
>>40091239>>We should find a way to destroy it.
>>40091239>We should find a way to destroy it.man, I forgot how bullshit sorcery was in e2, glad it's not that retarded in e3
>>40091239>>We should hand it to the Tyrant.They could use it for stuff, plus it's not like Soul steel doesn't have legit uses.
>>40091239>(Other?)We should use it as sacrifice to Sol.Soulsteel can't be unmade. But we don't know that for sure unless we try!
>>40091239>We should hide it somewhere and hold on to it.
>>40091239>We should hand it to the Tyrant.Val's a good girl, all of our people are good people, we need to do something for them sometime. I don't mean just like an orgy, anything they ever need or want that we can help with.
>>40091239Not sure what to vote.>>40091290>Soulsteel can't be unmade.So what's the deal with Soulsteel? None of the wiki's have much info on them.
>>40091239>We should hide it somewhere and hold on to it.>How do you even work a mental>mentalDRINK!
>>40091239>We should hide it somewhere and hold on to it.Soulsteel has a use, and not using it does make it seem like the ghosts were trapped there for nothing.I don't want to hand it to the Tyrant. I am not 100% convinced by her.
>>40091239>We should hand it to the Tyrant.All of the above EF
>>40091327It's a Magical Material attuned to Abyssals like how Jade is to Dragon-Blood or Orichalcum is to Solars.It's made from ghosts that have been melted down and rekilled.
>>40091399Also, it did exist in the First Age, and I'm pretty sure Solars used it, but I can't think of anything right now that was made with it.
>>40091327Soulsteel is metal made from ghosts that have been melted down and hammered into swords our sheet metal or whatever. They're still awake, still aware, and still in about as much pain as you'd imagine. Every last piece of soulsteel represents a special sort of Ebel that goes far beyond mere mass murder. It's one of the most unquestionably sick and evil things in the entire setting. Does that answer your question?
>>40091399>It's made from ghosts that have been melted down and rekilled.A note about that, Karas mentioned way back when he was in the Silver Princes island that there was an inconsistency in the number of people killed and the number of ghosts produced, that's where they went, they were used to build his Fleet
>>40091429Soulbreaker Orb is made of Soulsteel
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>40091239>We should find a way to destroy it.
>>40091522Damn, you're right. Now there's something I don't want Val making.
I hope we sent some sexy people to take care of our bro and his friendMaybe Pyre could do a performance for them?
"...Maybe we should hand it to the Tyrant?"Valeriana rolls her eyes. "Really? I thought the idea was to try and redeem her, not-""Wait, wait, let me explain." You lift a finger. "Basically, all this Soulsteel is useless to us, right?"She nods, begrudgingly."But she can use it. And, this way, she can obtain Soulsteel without having to soulforge more ghosts.""It's a bit of a technicality. The fact that that Soulsteel was made from, literally, the souls of the innocent, doesn't go away.""It doesn't, but it lessens the incentives to making more of it. If we hid it or destroyed it, there would be less Soulsteel around. And... on one side that would be a good idea, but on the other, for Tyrant, having enough Soulsteel-""Alright, alright." She interrupts you. "I get it, don't worry. I'll... I'll guess I'll do it.">Ask her about Sorcery>Ask her about Magitech>Ask her about the Dragon-Blooded>Ask her about the Manse>Ask her about Silk's room>Say goodbye, go see someone else (who?)(reminder: list is >>40090532 here)>(Other?)
>>40091692>>(Other?)Give her a big hug then>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up.
>>40091692>Ask her about Magitech
So who all is part of our army/harem/kingdom/cult that are mortal and exalt?Trying to keep track of everyone is difficult.
>>40091692>>Ask her about the Manse>>Ask her about Silk's room
>>40091692>Ask her about the Dragon-BloodedHeeey, did you hear about this giant magitech robot they want to build?
>>40091724Character list should be fairly complete on that
>>40091585Why? A nuclear option is the surest realpolitik safeguard against invasion in existence. You can look at the real world to prove that - when was the last time even a minor nuclear power got invaded - or look to Creation, where nobody has taken a single offensive action against Lookshy in the centuries since they proved they still have at least one orb in reserve. Hell, that's went Saudi Arabia is trying to buy one of Pakistan's nukes. If Pearl got a Soul breaker Orb, it could guarantee centuries of safety from external invasion.
>>40091759>when was the last time even a minor nuclear power got invadedThe late 1990's when India and Pakistan got into another slapfight.Your argument is invalid, do some research.
>>40091692>Ask her about MagitechWell she is more of a Crafter then an Sorcerer
>>40091692>Ask her about the Dragon-BloodedI wonder if Val will be the sixth ranger who gets her own giant robot that has an alternate combining sequence?
>>40091692>Say goodbye, go see someone else (who?)>Karas and that new Lunar boy should be in the field hospital. Let's see how they're doing.
>>40091692>Say goodbye, go see someone else (who?)Let's go see Karas and Lynne, but tell Val we said thanks you, for everything she's done and given up for us. If she ever needs anything, we'll move Creation for her.
>>40091807Or if we're talking Gundam, she's the pilot of the auxiliary weapons system/backpack/huge-fucking-flying-platform that augments what the robot can do.
>>40091858>If she ever needs anything, we'll move Creation for her.We really need to get a Sidereal on board so we can back that up with Neighborhood Relocation Scheme.
>>40091807>I wonder if Val will be the sixth ranger who gets her own giant robot that has an alternate combining sequence?>>40091883>Or if we're talking Gundam, she's the pilot of the auxiliary weapons system/backpack/huge-fucking-flying-platform that augments what the robot can do.Yeah is the plan for it to be a larger more powerful version of War strider or is it going to be full on Voltron? If it's too big it might cost too much time and manpower to build it right now.
>>40091926I'm honestly not sure how all five of them are planning to be part of it if they're just recycling warstrider parts. I assume that's what we'll discuss when we go and check in on them.
>>40091926>>40092014I guess that's just Dragonblooded being crazy. The warstrider needs to be amphibious. Considering that this is the west where where there is lots of water around.
>>40091692>Give Val a kiss on the cheek
>>40091692>>Ask her about Magitech>>Ask her about the Dragon-Blooded
Trying to change the subject, you give another look at her scheme of the abyssal warships."Any intelligence on those? Something we can use in battle?"She shrugs. "They're well-balanced. And by that I mean that they beat any other ship in speed, maneuverability, armor and weaponry. No real, obvious, glaring weak points, like a spot you can hit to blow up the whole thing. Sorry."Yeah, it was silly to hope that. What kind of supervillain designs his weapons like that anyway.You give that paper a third look. "You're getting into Magitech? I thought you didn't like it.""It's not that I don't like it." She shrugs. "I like it. Well, I don't mind it. But it's complicated, obtuse, abstruse, and kind of boring. To me at least... If you want Magitech stuff, ask Irene. She's a genius about that."You think about it. "But she's a dragon-blooded. You're a Solar. Shouldn't you have, you know.""A talent?" She waves her hand dismissively. "As far as I know, the only innate talents in Exaltation are Solars' leadership, Lunars' shapeshifting and protectiveness, Dragon-Blooded's ability in close teamwork, and Abyssal's talent for indiscriminate destruction. Magitech is Exalted-agnostic. Anyone can learn it. She just has the gift for it, I guess." Valeriana adjusts her glasses. "...I guess that, taking the long view, I might eventually come to know more about it than she does. But that day is very distant. And, more importantly, that day will only come if I keep learning from her." She beats a fist on her chest proudly. "What I do is engineering, not magitech.""Can you explain the difference?" You ask. You think you know it, of course, but you'd like to hear it directly from her. "Explain it to me like I'm five or something."(cont.)
She nods with a smile, not at all annoyed by the request. "Basically, Magitech works by channelling Essence through inanimate objects. You know you can channel Essence into a magical material, right?""Yes, like when you attune an artifact.""Attuning an artifact is straightforward, because it's an almost-uniform block of metal, generally. And it might have some magic it triggers, but that's magic. It comes from the artifact's little god and its interacting with your own Essence, not by any weird stuff."That's not weird stuff at all, of course, you think."But when Essence goes into a magitech artifact, it's channeled in complex ways. Usually along circuits made by tiny wires or strips of magic material. Gemstones and crystals and little components with magical proprieties are connected to these wires so that they can respond to your Essence automatically. Like, for example... Lirika Power Metal is a special alloy of gold, copper, lead, harmonium, askalion, quicksilver, white jade and coal, and one part per hundred of ox blood. When it receives an essence flow in one direction, it expands, and when the essence goes in the opposite direction, it contracts."You nod, trying to follow the reasoning. "What's it used for?""For example, placing strings made from this metal inside a suit of armor to act as an external skeleton, you could make artificial muscles that could supplement or enhance someone's normal strength." She claps her hands. "That's more or less the basic idea of it: get Essence to flow through something that reacts to it in a useful way."She points at the drawing. "But all the rest? The structure, the girders, the walls, the bulkheads? That's engineering. Even large artifacts like a ship aren't ENTIRELY magitech. They're always a normal structure with some magitech bits where it counts. The engine. The control system. The weapons. Air filtration. Parasonantic sensors. Stuff like that."(cont.)
"...Why do YOU make sense when you talk Magitech, but Irene's just spewing gibberish?"She giggles. "Because I'm a newbie, so I just know the basics. She's far deep into it.""Speaking of her. " You mention. "Any clue as to what she's doing?"Valeriana shrugs. "They want me to help them build some stuff. I think they're trying to assemble a working Warstrider from the bits still intact.""Can you do it?""Maybe. I don't know." She admits. "I hope so.">Ask about Sorcery>Ask about the Manse>Ask about Silk's room>Say goodbye, go meet someone else (who?)
>>40092317>Ask about the Manse>Ask about Silk's room>Then go see your half dead brother
>>40092317>Ask about the Manse>Ask about Silk's room>Then go pet the Tia.
>>40092317>>Say goodbye, go meet someone else (who?)Thanks her for everythingNow let's go check out Karas and Lynne.
>>40092317>Ask about the Manse>Ask about Silk's room
>>40092317>Say goodbye, go meet someone else (who?)Go annoy Karas and his midget.
>>40092317Time to go check on Karas.
>>40092317>Say goodbye, go meet someone else (who?)Our brother and probably his Lunar Mate, but thank Val and promise her anything whenever she wants as many times as she wants.Is Banish the Darkness a Dawn ability, i thought it was just our anima ability?
>>40092437>Is Banish the Darkness a Dawn ability, i thought it was just our anima ability?...It is, i just used the wrong symbol, sorry.
>>40092437>promise her anything whenever she wants as many times as she wants.More like remind her of it, we already promised that when we met her, IIRC
>>40092481Would you let us use TAP to make a custom attack?
>>40092317>>Say goodbye, go meet someone else (who?)Also hugs Then see Karas.
>>40092317Seconding >>40092437+hug the girlHoping her opinion of us isn't affected by that soulsteel deal
>>40092317Also change clothes to #23
>>40092317>Ask about the Manse
Do you think Tia would like to have fun with the Tyrant and us?
>>40093194Yes I think she would anon, why do you ask?
"So... how's the Manse coming along?" You finally ask, expectantly."Do we have two days?" Valeriana asks you back."I don't know. Probably yes.""Then we can finish it." She smiles. "That's all I can promise.""...Thank you." You say, giving her a long hug. She deserved it, and she needs it. "You're... you're literally a godsend, Valeriana. I promise you... anything you need, anything you want, I'll move Creation and Yu Shan for it."She gives you a light kiss on the cheek. "I know. And I hope you'll never have to. Right now... There's nothing I want, or nowhere I'd rather be than here. Even if I lost the Gloria, I've never been happier than this.""Then just wait until we get rid of this daiklave hanging above our head." You note.You leave, with the good feeling of not having just cheered up Valeriana, but of feeling a bit more cheerful and optimistic yourself. And head to the field hospital, improvised in another room of the Manse.The beds that should be here aren't ready yet, of course, so instead Karas and Kynne, as well as several other mortals you recognize from the work crews, are lying on the floor, which is padded with blankets and pillows. Fortunately, the place seems fairly well supplied with medicines, even if in a rather messy way. A handful of mortal doctors tend to the wounded best as they can, it seems, and they welcome you as you walk in, to such a point that you have to remind them to stop bowing to you and just worry about their patients."...Anything hurts?" You ask, sitting down next to your brother."Everything, but only when I laugh?" He answers back in a rehearsed way. But he doesn't look that bad, and definitely better than he was just a few hours ago, when you picked him up from the sand."Will you be up in two days? I want you in PERFECT shape. No more escapades. We need you in top form for the battle. Promise me."(cont.)
>>40093194Going by her last reaction on her... not really, but if we ask her she wouldn't say no I guess
>>40093243>I want you in PERFECT shape. No more escapades. We need you in top form for the battle. Promise me."Yes coach. Of course coach. I promise coach.
>>40093298Heh. We all know Karas loves being needed by Maka, though.
"The medics here pronounced me dead on arrival. Six hours later they all started drinking." He grins smugly. "I'm fairly sure I'll be fine in two days.""Alright, but only if you stay in bed."He rolls his eyes and props himself up a bit. "I'll try. Can't promise anything. It's really boring here.""You WILL stay down or I'm going to be really, really mad." You tap on his chest threateningly with an index finger, pushing him back down.You turn to check the Lunar, Lynne. He seems to be tightly rolled-up in the blankets, and sleeping. His wounds seem almost healed as well.Looks like one of them has the good sense of conserving his energy and focusing on recovery, at least.>Wake Lynne up, ask him something (what)>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>Any intelligence that might be useful?>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.>(Other?)
>>40093346>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>Any intelligence that might be useful?>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.
>>40093346>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>Any intelligence that might be useful?>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.It's not all of the above!
>>40093346>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.
>>40093346>>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.
>>40093346>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.And what is it? Bring a wardrobe full of cute dresses here?>Ask him about the Lunar boy
>>40093346>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>Any intelligence that might be useful?>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.>Ask Karas about Lynne and what exactly he did.
>>40093346>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>>Any intelligence that might be useful?>>I know a perfect way to make sure you stay here and don't cause anymore trouble.Big boobied nurses?
>>40093243>>40093346Are their teeth still ruined? That's actually something I've been very concerned about.If they're healing, did they shed their old, broken teeth, and start growing in new ones? Or are the old ones just slowly reconstituting themselves out of nothing?That's a fluff detail I'd really, really enjoy a quick clarification on.
>>40093346>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>Any intelligence that might be useful?>Ask him about the Lunar boyGuys, can we at least get the info Karas has about the fleet?
>>40093401>Are their teeth still ruined?I would actually like this answered too. It doesn't need to be in the actual post, either. Just a quick answer from you is fine, EF.
>>40093346>Impressions on the Prince's fleet?>Any intelligence that might be useful?
>>40093394Nurses with big boobs, doctors with prominent bulges, a cute flowery dress and Maka's constant supervision.
>>40093394Can we make them suddenly look like Maka and then have him experience a ¨waking up¨ effect? better ask silk because that would be funny as shit
>>40093570>silkSpeaking of her, that mutations thing if staying in her closed area for too long, that only applied to mortals right? If so we could bring the two of them in there to heal faster.
You suddenly grab Karas' cheek and start pulling."HEI. UOT AH HOU HOINH." He protests, as you squint inside his mouth."Yes, they regrow in hours." A rather sullen-looking doctor wandering by comments, seeing your interest in the issue. The poor man has the looks of someone whose years upon years of medical studies just failed him."But for example, chipped teeth. Do they reform, or-" You ask him, curious."His... regrow, no matter how little sense it makes from a medical point of view. I guess his enamel just regrows from the pulp until the tooth is intact again or something." He gestures to Lynne. "He just grows new teeth. The damaged old ones just pop out and he springs a new one where he needs one.""Fascinating." You finally let go of your brother's cheek, and he massages it, giving you a sour look. "So, let's talk business. Any info on the fleet?"He gives you a sour look, but answers: "Those ships are hard as crap to take down, even without Exalted on then. We struggled against 5 with surprise on our side.""How many Exalted do they have, then?""Moray Darktide for sure.""Who's that?" You wonder."A Dawn Caste Pirate. He's a Solar, not an Abyssal, but he works for the Prince."That idea troubles you. "Why?" You can only ask."He buys into his propaganda. And the Prince is really good at manipulating people."You sigh. "Who else?""Probably a full circle or something close to. Maybe a few more. The Silver Prince has more Abyssals than other Deathlords.""Just our luck.""Probably the crewmen we took prisoner know more. I didn't exactly have time to interrogate them." He admits."I'll give it a try." You nod. "Now. I know a perfect way to keep you in this bed until you're healed."He seems a bit worried for a moment. "What...?">(what is your plan?)
>>40093704>You suddenly grab Karas' cheek and start pulling.>"HEI. UOT AH HOU HOINH." He protests, as you squint inside his mouth.>"Yes, they regrow in hours." A rather sullen-looking doctor wandering by comments, seeing your interest in the issue. The poor man has the looks of someone whose years upon years of medical studies just failed him.>"But for example, chipped teeth. Do they reform, or-" You ask him, curious.>"His... regrow, no matter how little sense it makes from a medical point of view. I guess his enamel just regrows from the pulp until the tooth is intact again or something." He gestures to Lynne. "He just grows new teeth. The damaged old ones just pop out and he springs a new one where he needs one.">"Fascinating." You finally let go of your brother's cheek, and he massages it, giving you a sour look.Thanks, EF. That was really important to me.
>>40093704>(what is your plan?)Knockout sex. Literally. Use all of our available charms and keep him down with the ecstasy. Nothing else can phase Karas at this point unless we stick Tia down here to restrain him.
>>40093704>"The medics here pronounced me dead on arrival. Six hours later they all started drinking.">"Yes, they regrow in hours." A rather sullen-looking doctor wandering by comments, seeing your interest in the issue.kek
>>40093735As much as I dislike the idea of incest I actually have to agree
>>40093704>(what is your plan?)Drugs. 'Medically induced coma' levels of opiates. Enough to kill a non-exalt.
>>40093704What else, threats that can only come from an older sister, also we'll cry if he does.
>>40093704I really don't want to be the guy to suggest the obvious, but... The obvious.
>>40093735...I'm in with this...
>>40093704>knock out sex>promise to find him a cute dress too
>>40093754>>40093735These two together could work
>>40093704Drag him over to Silk's place.
>>40093780>implying the knockout sex isn't going to be crossplay>implying the knockout sex isn't going to be peggingTop kek.
>>40093754>>40093704I like this. We'll cry if he doesn't. And we'll tell everyone by CENSORED BY THE BUREAU OF DESTINY.
>>40093788>Drag him over to Silk's place.Holy SHIT that is a good idea. Yes, let Karas recuperate in our Wyld. Have him healed in half the time.
>>40093704>>40093754>>(what is your plan?)This and we'll steal every girlfriend or boyfriend he ever tries to make from him.
>>40093704>(what is your plan?)Tell him if he does not stay here, we will make sure he never gets a girlfriend and will seduce any girlfriend he can ever get away from him
>>40093704I know this may be dumb, but has Karas met Pyre yet? What if we finally tell her he's our brother and to watch over him? She's cute enough that he wouldn't dare disappoint her, and she'll take our request like a divine order.Not really pulling for the incest here
>>40093704Something like this?Or sex. I dunno. Didn't expect it would be a write-in option.
>>40093704You know exactly where this is going EF, don't pretend you don't.
>>40093821He won't stay there
>>40093833They might have met, we sent him to go talk to her, but then we didn't see him after that.
>>40093704>>40093833>>(what is your plan?)Call in Pyre, have her watch over him.
>>40093704>>(what is your plan?)Incest: Fun for the whole family!
>>40093846You think he has the brains to not be confused and lost if she wants to keep him there
>>40093841>THOV COVLD HAVE FORESTALLED THISFixed that for you
>>40093788>>40093754>>40093735These three together are the best idea, although I will admit I think they need to be in the doctor's area.
>>40093704>knock out sex>And hreaten to confiscate his crossdressing things Uh, didn't expect so much support for sex too. Well, I will hop on this wagon.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40093704>You don't want to find out.BLUFF FOR THE WIN!
>>40093880No, he doesn't have the brains to be confused for long
>>40093874This.I'm not sure I'm ready for the incest
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40093735Rollan for this
>>40093885The dam got broken. Interesting to note that a lot of people are ashamed that they are voting for it, but vote for it anyway. Like, the guilt is actually tangible.
>>40093908I don't want it at all
>>40093874Voting for this one
EF better call the votes soon, this will probably suffer samefagging.
>>40093942I don't mind it I'm just not sure if it feels natural right now.
>>40093960He just came back after getting wrecked and almost killed. If anything this is the part where the sibling normally hugs them and kisses them and cries that they're back and safe.But we're Maka. And Maka Maka's her Maka's if you get what I mean.
>>40093884SureMaybe drag Pyre along, if we can be sure that she won't just explode when she is in the same room as Maka and Karas at the same time.
EF, did Maka changes clothes? >>40092579>>40092626
>>40093995And now make every word Maka
I'm not necessarily for screwing him right now, but let's remember that Maka was involved in incest plenty of times already.>>40093704This >>40093874+>Tell Pyre she can have as much sex with him as they want, as long as he don't use any tiring powers.
>>40094095>let's remember that Maka was involved in incest plenty of times alreadyNot really. She was involved with family members all gangbanging her. They weren't fucking each other. There's a difference.
>>40094095>but let's remember that Maka was involved in incest plenty of times already......No? Not incest like this at least
>>40094095They weren't doing each other though, they were all involved in doing Maka
>>40094095This is a significant step up for Maka personally though.
>>40093735I feel guilty voting for this but...This.
>>40094133Though, it will certainly be an effective method of keeping him in the bed.
>>40094133It's not that much. She is fated to sexing everything, sooner or later.Better get this out of the way now than go through this again.
>>40094163Then vote for something else, dude.I'm pretty sure Pyre Spark can knock him out with sex too, at least when he's tired like he is right now
>>40093735Aw fine, but only if he dresses like a girl. Give him a dress of ours
Karas looks at you, half-expectantly, half-terrified, as your smile widens."Are his wounds bandaged?" You ask a doctor. He shrugs in a vaguely affirmative way.As a response, you pick him up from the floor and carry him out of the field hospital."What?" He asks, his uneasiness rapidly growing to panic. "WHAT?"You carry him halfway across the manse, and drop him into Silk's Wyld Realm. He doesn't even make it to hit the floor that an impossibly fluffy bed appears under him, cushioning his impact and spreading rainbow-colored feather all around.Then, of course, the feathers stand back up and walk back into the mattress diligently."Wh- What the heck is this place?" He asks, staring at the day-lit sky above him."It's a surprise." You grin. "Silk?""Oh no, you're not leaving me with your pet fae, sis." He tries to stand up, but you wrestle him back to bed. "Let me out of here."(cont.)
>>40094193Why are you so against it? It's pretty much canon that everyone wants to fuck Maka, Maka included. Why do you want to stop it? It's not going to influence the characters in such a way that they'll be one volatile or hate Maka nor is it any absurd line to cross. So what's the issue?
"Silk?" You ask again, and the Fair Folk slithers out of a nearby waterway with an eerie smile on her otherwise expressionless face."Do we have an unruly boy in need of taming?" As usual, Silk is nothing if not apropos."Yeah. Keep the exit hidden until he's healed. And if he tries to get up..." Pause for effect. "...Destroy him.""Don't leave me here!" He tries to leap off the bed, but not before said bed sprouts arms and grabs him.You're impressed that Silk can actually hold him down. Of course, he's probably not using his full strength, nor is he in his top form, but still."If you survive Silk for two days, I promise I'll be your wingman next time you try and find a girlfriend." You tease him."You can't be a wingman!" He protests, struggling as Silk slithers on top of him. "You're not a man!""And if you don't play along, I guarantee I'll steal EVERY girlfriend you'll ever make." You add.That shut him up.Satisfied with your bullying and psychological terrorism (it's all for his own good, though!), you walk out. The doors of Silk's real slam heavily behind you, cutting your brother's anguished screams short.>Where are you going next?>>40090532
>>40094227>>I need to talk with Amata.Then we can get to the Tyrant
>>40094227>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up.Time to see the husband.I'm glad we didn't devolve into yelling, thank you everyone.
>>40094225I'm against incest right now as I feel that Maka and Karas are not in that sort of situation right now. Even for Maka brother/sister incest is fairly extreme when it's personal - I'd vote for it in different circumstances, but not these.
>>40094227No text mention of Silk's new color? Aww.>I need to ask Mikahil about our finances and supplies.
>>40094227Could you... Like, tell us next time you're going to ignore the majority vote? I mean, you essentially went with the minority here.It went: Fuck him > Pyre Spark takes him > Fuck him with a dress > Take him to silk
>>40094227>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's go cheer her up
>>40094227>I should pay another visit to the Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine.>Poor Tia is going to go crazy. Let's take her along.
>>40094212>>40094227>Dat vetoI have no strong feelings either way regarding this
>>40094227>Let's visit the TyrantFunny thing ToD is death in german
>>40094260>Even for Maka brother/sister incest is fairly extreme when it's personalWe're in exalted. We're Solars. This thing would be so commonplace it's ridiculous we haven't done it already really.
>>40094277EF doesn't want to do incest, maybe?
>>40094277Pretty sure he's said before under certain circumstances certain votes will be ignored. Or maybe it just wasn't a large enough majority
>>40094300>This thing would be so commonplace it's ridiculous we haven't done it already really.What in the actual fuck are you talking about?
>>40094260More or less this.I have nothing against the concept, and I actually support it, but the timing feels wrong. There'll be a time for it eventually.
>>40094303Well, yeah. I'm just asking so next time I can actually vote for something instead of having it ignored, that's all. It's simple to tell us if he's ignoring a vote, then I can just revote.>>40094306See above. I don't mind him ignoring it, I just want him to tell us he's ignoring it.
>>40094300And how new are we? First Age Solars and other long term several hundred year Solars no longer have those sorts of inhibitions. We have been Solars for what, a few months? And I'd like some proof that brother/sister incest is not only commonplace but ubiquitous.
>>40094337>We have been Solars for what, a few months?A few weeks, actually. I think more than a month, but less than two.
>>40094337Pretty sure having an orgy with hundreds of people is more taboo than having consensual sex with your sibling while using protection
>>40094337>And I'd like some proof that brother/sister incest is not only commonplace but ubiquitous.It's not only rare, even the hedonistic and incestuous Dragon-blooded find anything closer than first cousins to be strongly taboo.
>>40094370I think some people forget how new we are to the whole thing sometimes.
>>40094227>Let's see what's going on with Zaan.Fuck's sake.We didn't make a single question about Lynne to Karas because of this mess.
>>40094404We can ask Talon about him, he probably knows more about him anyway
>>40094391Hey, look at that. We're applying modern concepts of morality to Exalted again.This will end well.
>>40094337>>40094370It's been about 3ish months or so
>>40094391Yeah, nah. Do you have siblings? Would you consider sex with them? How about with hundreds of people? Which sounds better to you?I know the orgy sounds better to me
>>40094446I know, we're doing that with incest too. And Regis. And others. Like usual.
>>40094463>It's been about 3ish months or soIt absolutely has not. It's been less than two months.
>>40094465>Would you consider sex with them? They're pretty attractive, although they're only a half-sister. So yeah, I would. In comparison the orgy feels weird, I don't know anyone nor know how attractive they are nor really feeling attached enough to any of them to actually fuck them either.
>>40094256Seconding this. We haven't caught up with Amata much, and I also want to visit Tyrant.
>>40094487Considering you can make posts like that, can't you just nip it in the bud and respond to the original post when it's first posted? It's like you want it to stew around, grow and turn into this shit.
>>40094487Sorry to continue with a subject you want closed, but would you be willing to include incest of that kind, depending on how the story goes, or is it essentially perma-banned?
>>40094475I'll actually go look this up now since I'm a bit curious, I can't remember many details, but I know we spent at almost a month after the fae assault preparing out sailors for the Lintha and then a week getting Pyre ready for Peleps, and then we spent some time in the Titan.
>>40094543I don't follow the thread constantly, I have to multitask, so I might look away from it to do something else for some time.>>40094546I find it unlikely but not impossible. Maka and Karas grew up together and don't feel any particular sexual attraction for each other. But I don't liek absolutes wither. It's Exalted, almost anything could happen.
>>40094559>I know we spent at almost a month after the fae assault preparing out sailorsNo, that was about a week.>and then we spent some time in the TitanAbout three days.
>>40094606Good enough, there is hope yet.
>>40094606>I don't follow the thread constantly, I have to multitask, so I might look away from it to do something else for some time.I can understand that, but vetoing it before you start writing is also a good idea too.
You faggots. Having sex with Karas was a stupid idea.He can barely laugh without pain, how could he endure Maka's Wild Ride?
Having finally dealt with your restless brother, you make the point of the situation. It's late morning, and everything is moving along like a well-oiled machine without any need for your input, which means you're free to deal with more important matters.You walk back down to the courtyard, where Tia is helping a group of mortal workers move a massive, perfectly square block of white marble, with a side of easily two meters. Actually, yeah, it's more like she's lugging it around while the workers, masons and engineers, just follow her, giving her directions on were to bring it. They seem to have gotten used to this sort or thing, or just... to accept it. They stand close enough to be utterly crushed if Tia dropped it, apparently confident enough that it will not happen.Tia has been working lugging impossibly heavy things for days, and, to the best of your knowledge, didn't sleep or eat. Even more amazingly, she didn't have one of her sudden fits of loneliness, or maybe is just getting better at controlling them.She doesn't seem to have one bead of sweat on her, and is fresh as if she had just woken up from a restful sleep. She seems to be a bit more buff than her normal form, with wiry but visible muscles peeking up from under her skin and her tight clothing, probably either a subconscious change she did on her body because of all the heavy lifting, or the effect of some persistent charm.To her merit, she actually finishes her work and drops down the stone (maybe a bit too abruptly) even after she sees you, before just flash-stepping up to you as soon as her hands are free. Maybe doing so without thinking, by muscle memory after all that work, she grabs you by the hips and lifts you up above her head, holding you up like a trophy."MAKA!" She screams.You pat her hands, trying to gently get her to put you down.(cont.)
>Praise her.>Reward her.>Let's both take a break together.>Just checking on you. Back to work now.>Can you fly me to the Tyrant's Dark Omen?>Ask about (what?)>(other?)
>>40094901>Let's both take a break together here.I should vote for something else.
>>40094901>Reward her.>Let her hold you like this, you are her greatest trophy.
>>40094901>Praise her.>Let's both take a break together.A short break. There's lots to do, after all.
>>40094901>>40094901>Praise her.>Reward her.>Can you fly me to the Tyrant's Dark Omen?>Ask about:If she can have sex/foreplay while we fly there.If she is willing to sex the tyrant
>>40094901>Reward her.What a har worker!
>>40094901>Reward her.>Let's both take a break together.
>>40094901>Reward and Praise her.She's been a good girl.>Can you fly me to the Tyrant's Dark Omen?Honestly I just want to check on the Tyrant.
>>40094901>Reward her.Just a quickie.
>>40094901>Praise her.>Reward her.>Ask if she'd be interested in sexy time with us and the Tyrant, given the chance
You put your hand on Tia's head (she is now a bit taller than usual, but still a bit shorter than you), and gently ruffle her hair. She closes her eyes and lean closer, making you feel for a moment like you're petting a cat.She gently closes you in a hug, and the workers take the hint and discreetly leave the area.Felling this shapeshifting murder machine nuzzling up to you, and feeling her slender arms, fully capable of ripping buildings to ribbons, gently wrap you in a tender hug, makes you shiver with thrill. You gently lift up her chin with a finger and kiss her on the lips.At this point, a normal person would get on her tiptoes, you guess. Tia just grows another little bit taller to match up with you and sustains the kiss you initiated, forcefully, aggressively.You recognize this mood, and cheerfully let her do as she pleases with you. She definitely deserved it, and you know you're going to enjoy every second of it as much as she will.She doesn't break anything, fortunately. She knows it's not the time to go all-out. However, you feel the strain in her muscles as she tries her best to control herself. To not completely lose herself in the passion.Once she's done, not because she's spent or satisfied (very far from it), but just because she decided it's enough for now, You just spend some time together, sprawled on the ground, staring at the sky still visible in he gaps in the roof above you."...We should go and visit the Tyrant again." You break the silence.You can immediately feel her mood drop, even though she says nothing."I know you don't like her.""I don't hate her." She replies. "But... She's a bad person. And reminds me of bad things."Some more silence, both of you waiting for a cloud to disappear and that little corner of sky you can see to be blue again."I'll carry you if you want.">Yes, please.>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.>I'll go alone.>I don't think I'll go. I'll go (where?) instead.
>>40095411>>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.She's wants to be better Tia.>Feeling this shapeshifting murder machine nuzzling up to you, and feeling her slender arms, fully capable of ripping buildings to ribbons, gently wrap you in a tender hug, makes you shiver with thrill.Maka seriously
>>40095475Maka's turned on by violence. Can you blame her.
>>40095411>She gently closes you in a hug, and the workers take the hint and discreetly leave the area.Guys, please. Divine Maka is here, putting on a show, and you let it go? For shame.>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.
>>40095411>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.She still has to help with the building.>the workers take the hint and discreetly leave the area.I am disappointed in you. Double shifts from now on.
>>40095411>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.That was super sweer
>>40095492Not quite. She is turned on by having this power over Tia and her having her husbando's full dedication.
>>40095411>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well..>I'll help her to become a better person, Tia.
>>40095411>>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.
>>40095411>Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well.
>>40095577Nah, Maka felt the same way when the Tyrant held her
>>40095668I don't know for Maka, but I'd find it incredibly flattering if someone had the power to end me in an instant, but didn't
>>40095668Maka was still the one topping, though.
>>40095774No she wasn't
>>40095824She was, that's what the counter-seduce option was for.
"Just bring me. You don't have to stay as well" You ask her."...Thank you." She gives you a quick kiss.You're still both sprawled on the ground, and it does take a bit of willpower for both of you to work up the energy to stand back up and prepare. Once you're done, though, Tia shifts in her vulture form and gives you a powerful lift up to the Dark Omen.The large airship has parked itself on the hills north of Tianna. All around it, trees and grass have died. That doesn't surprise you in the least.You drop off on a small space that is sort of a balcony the top level of the Dark Omen has, leading more or less directly to the Tyrant's chambers.You didn't announce yourself, but you're fairly sure that they must've seen you approaching.Entering the room, you feel the temperature drop by several degrees as a sort of light feeling of numbness spreads over your body, like being bathed in veils of silk.However, like the first time you met her, the most bizarre thing you feel is perhaps the sensation of being perfectly at ease and comfortable, despite everything.The Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine is sitting on her monumental iron throne, looking down at you with an expressionless face. No one else in the room, no servants, no attendants, no Exalted, "Maka." She welcomes you, with her cold, empty, machine-like voice. >Let her talk, in case she has something to tell you.>Ask about the undead workers>Ask about defenses>Ask about the Silver Prince's fleet>Ask about the Silver Prince in general>Ask about her>(other?)
>>40096180>>Let her talk, in case she has something to tell you.Sorry we haven't stopped by since that one time.
>>40096180>>Ask about defenses>>Ask about the Silver Prince's fleet>>Ask about the Silver Prince in generalWe didn't sk her this before, did we?
>>40096180>Ask about defenses>Ask about the Silver Prince in general
>>40096180>Cheerfuly greets her>Let her talk, in case she has something to tell you.
>>40096180>Let her talk, in case she has something to tell you.>Tell her about the Soulsteel.
>>40096180>Let her talk, in case she has something to tell you.I do think we should mention the Soulsteel though, I wonder if theres anything she can do for the still screaming ghosts it was made of.
You bow politely to her and you're delighted to see her do likewise.Then, a few seconds of heavy, clumsy, awkward silence ensue. Only your breathing and heartbeat fill the large, empty steel room."He's coming." She then says, abruptly."The Prince's fleet? Our scouts lost it in a storm, two days from here." You inform her. "Do you know anything?""I'm not talking about the fleet. I'm talking about him." She repeats.You feel your blood turn to ice in your veins."You mean... the Prince himself?"She nods heavily. "The Silver Prince. The Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water. He's with the fleet.""How do you know?" You have to ask."Some of the ghosts of the dead seamen on the splinter fleet taken by your brother have been collected by my agents." She informs you.COLLECTED. She talks about them like they're not even alive.Well, okay. They aren't, technically. But it still feels wrong."You didn't torture them, I hope.""No. Of course not." You breathe a sigh of relief. "I have servants doing that for me." Aaaand stuck in your throat.You want to get off this rollercoaster already.[SESSION END]
>>40096703>You want to get off this rollercoaster already.The ride never ends.
>>40096703>She nods heavily. "The Silver Prince. The Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water. He's with the fleet."Fucking shit, we need that Super Sentai Mech now.Thanks for the thread EF
Base: +2 XPTotal of 12 XP. Charms incoming.
>>40096703Ahahahahah. Ahaha. Ha...fuck.
>>40096703Thanks for the thread!Time to hit ToD with a rolled up newspaper. Positive and negative reinforcement will teach her morality.
>>40096703>[SESSION END]It's over!Thanks for the thread EF.
>>40096703>"No. Of course not." You breathe a sigh of relief. "I have servants doing that for me." Aaaand stuck in your throat.Fucking Deathlords man.
SHOCKWAVE FIST TECHNIQUE: (1B) An unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Phys+Dawn]x10 meters.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.DRAGON COIL TECHNIQUE: (3B) If attack is succesful, enemy is grabbed. Every turn there's a [Phys+Dawn] contested roll to break free. If you're in control, you can either crush them (using the contested roll as your attack roll) and keep them held, or throw them (double successes).TRANSCENDENT HERO'S MEDITATION: (1C) +3d to your Social Defense pool for the scene.HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).ADAMANT SKIN TECHNIQUE: (2B) For one turn, you suffer zero damage from all attacks.SUN-KING RADIANCE (Perm.) Anyone loyal to you uses your mental defense rather than their own, if your score is higher.FINAL RAY OF LIGHT (Special) Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.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.CELESTIAL MIGHT: (1C) +3d to athletics rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one athletics roll.LIGHTNING SPEED: (Perm.) Double your base dashing speed. (1C) Triple it for the scene, instead.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.
>>40096878>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.
>>40096878Hey EF. What would Idol Gathering Methodology be like?
>>40096878HEART-COMPELLING METHODGuys, if their solar can be manipulated, we have a good chance of persuading him to switch sides. Let's capitalize on Maka's biggest strenght.
>>40096878>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.And then if Silver Prince is coming we should be aiming at a Perfect Defense next.
>>40096878>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).
>>40096878UuuhWhich charm would be useful against the fucking Silver Prince?
>>40096878>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.Okay, guys, seriously? We're about to fight a Deathlord and a bunch of ghosts. We need to see dematerialized spirits, hit dematerialized spirits, and kill dematerialized spirits. We need to get started on this tree RIGHT THE FUCK NOW.This HAS to be our #1 priority.
>>40096937Spirit-Discerning Glance. It leads to Ghost-Eating Technique, AKA 'the charm to permanently kill immortal spirits.'
>>40096878>FINAL RAY OF LIGHT (Special) Automatically activates when at 0 Health, and receiving a lethal coup de grace. Immediately restores you back to full Essence and full health. Can only be used once.When is our Mentor 5 thing gonna show up?Because possibly the biggest bad in Creation is literally coming to our doorstep. We could use a hand.
>>40096905Talking to the Solar would be MRP not IPS
>>40096902...You gaining a unit of Idols following you around and singing appropriate theme songs?
>>40096982Sorry, I should link the charm in question, just thought it'd fit Maka's theme really.Here.
So, I'm going to be writing another pastebin soon, give me some ideas.Currently my main idea is a wet dream about maka from Deled Peleps
>>40096982You mean you would have to include youtube links to accompany the updates?When can we buy it?
>>40096878How's dash speed calculated?
>>40097011That sounds like it's just Horizon to Horizon.
>>40097043Or a special social attack.HtH is passive and affects everyone only once per month.
>>40097016Not feeling it.
>>40097016Make it a diary of Karas's slavery in skullstone when he was a crossdressing sissy love-slave to a major official, whom he eventually left mutually broken-hearted because despite their love, Karas hated Skullstone, and needed to find his sister. Maximum bittersweet mode.
>>40096878Shit, Moray is actually a cute British little girl, how are we suppose to fight that.
>>40097043Horizon to Horizon is kinda like it in it's current form, yeah. HtH before was more of an active charm, which is why I was wondering what EF's opinion on changing that charm over to here would be like.
>>40097016That sounds hilarious.Do it.
>>40097057>>40097097So, in the context of this quest's system, you basically just want an upgrade to Horizon to Horizon that lets it trigger under additional circumstances.Would that be accurate?
>>40097121It's active special AoE attack with more bonuses. I wouldn't mind it, personally, but it needs to be touched by EF first.
>>40097011>>40097043Yeah it's more or less an upgrade of Horizon to Horizon. I'd probably make it change HtH by lowering the interval to one week rather than make it a direct attack. Which is probably stronger but fuck it, at this point Maka's a complete social steamroller so let's just go for broke.Or it could be a high-cost Performance charm that involves Maka dressing up as an idol and doing a full song and dance routine, and works as an active Performance attack that can be comboed with other charms and targets an entire region.Which is more of a hassle to do, and will see far less use, but is amusing.>>40097096You give her the booty.>>40096968Have faith. He is watching over you.
>>40097163>You give her the booty.This might be a possible tactic against Moray, seduce him with the Maka booty.
>>40097163>You give her the booty.Is that a hint? Will Moray's naive idealism fall before the might of Maka's Makas?
>>40097163>Have faith. He is watching over you.She is going to show up soon, isn't she?
>>40097016You mean that some 500 word "fic" which was essentially a conversation filled with meaningless chattel?
I'm going to have to leave now, but I'll check the thread tomorrow in the archives to see what you guys voted for. See you!
>>40097216UCS?We could talk to him anytime, we probably should before the fleet arrives.
>>40097163>at this point Maka's a complete social steamroller so let's just go for broke.YaaaaaaayFull First Age soon fellow Exalts
>>40097250Thanks EF, can you tweet the winner?
>>40097226No, no I have not made a fiction about slaves, why do you ask?on a more serious note, that chatter wasn't meaningless, it was exploring a very obscure fact about fae that I'm not sure OP is following. So I just didn't spell it out./spoiler]
>>40097163>Yeah it's more or less an upgrade of Horizon to Horizon. I'd probably make it change HtH by lowering the interval to one week rather than make it a direct attack.Honestly I'd prefer to see it as something more that could help us change cultures. For example if we used it at Skullstone we'd forcibly be changing the culture in the theme of our performance, along with enhancing all our social attacks permanently to inspire Maka-related creations and maka related things.
>>40097210Moray is a pirate, he wants her Maka not her Makas, but Maka enjoys all kinds of love.
>>40097307Just because it's an obscure reference to something doesn't mean it's worth a damn. You wrote barely 500 words, didn't set a theme, tone, atmosphere and spent half the time just messing around with "lolfae", I'm surprised Exaltedfag didn't spit on it and call it awful, but then again I suppose he likes people contributing and only way to get other writers to do that is to show them his standards are awful
>>40097163At some point we're going to run out of Zenith charms
Pls no bully.
>>40097401Hey, come on, we still have Zeal to go.
>>40097401Then we just start making our own zenith charms.
>>40097373Well, thanks for giving me actual feedback.
>>40097420What is this Zeal you talk about?
>>40097253Nysla actually. His right hand goddess who has been obviously crushing on him since before the primordial war.
>>40097496Is she the top or the bottom? Who are the other three hands?
>>40097401I think that's still awhile off.We've taken a lot of Social charms, but we're not nearly as far along the Resistance and Survival branches of the Zenith charmset
>>40097515Is this pre or post errata? Because holy fuck. What the shit?
>>40097515Oh you meant the dumbest, most broken charm in the game.
>>40097539If you look it's an Essence 7 charm.From what I remember, a lot of the Essence 6+ charms are bullshit.
>>40097570This is still retarded as fuck.
>>40097520definitely the bottom.>>40097561I don't think it even works
>>40097520One of them was probably his First Age waifu Merela.
>>40097520Most importantly, which hand will Maka be?
>>40097876I can say which one she will be, but I can say she WON'T be the one that represents Temperance.
>>40097876The one he uses to stimulate himself
>>40097906>I can say whichCAN'T sayFucking typos.
>>40097906Pretty sure that's Nylsa anyway, she's kinda a hardass.Also really needs to get laid
>>40097962Something Maka will excel in helping with
>>40097962Maka can help her with thatAfter all, it's only natural to assist another member of UCS-Sempai's harem with her problems
>>40097743I just got a mental image of Merela being Karas's first age incarnation and us getting super jealous.
What's this? No public gang bang? I am disappointed.
>>40096878>SPIRIT-DISCERNING GLANCE: (Perm.) Allows you to always see spirits, even when they are invisible or dematerialized.Ah, shit, I totally missed most of this thread. I can still vote, at least.