It occurs to you, strolling through the forest- Rather, a forest-That you do not, in fact, know what lives in the area.You can draw certain conclusions. Types of trees, temperature, general geographic location, weather-All of these combine to let you know about the environment, and to guess what lives there.Only you're not a biologist, you don't actually know where you are geographically, and 'urban jungle' is a rather distant sort of idea from a literal jungle.Not that you're in a literal jungle. You're just bemoaning the lack of easily accessible search engines- where Mom could teach you everything you wanted to know about where you grew up, you are now away from both Mom and where you grew up. Luckily, you stride side by side with adventurers- rough and tumble folks who make a living doing exactly what you're doing right now. All it takes is a question."Huh? What kinda stuff lives around here?""Yes. What is good for hunting. Or easy to hunt. Or just what can we find around here?""Dunno. Animals?"Well, that was informative. Thank you Georg number two for your brilliant insight. >You're not Sheszka, but you can try and track by scent.>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe. >They wouldn't be hunting if they didn't know how, right? Follow their lead for now.>Other (?)
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>>40092708>You're not Sheszka, but you can try and track by scent.
>>40092708>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe.Find something that makes tasty sounding foot steps and kill it!
>>40092708>You're not Sheszka, but you can try and track by scent.>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe. pulse to find, scent to confirm what it is (roughly). Should probably also try taking to anything we prospect to kill, just in case its a monster person.
>>40092708>You're not Sheszka, but you can try and track by scent.>Use earth magic to determine the size of what you're smelling out
>>40092708>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe. Do we want them to how how crazy we are RIGHT NOW, or later? Answer may decide how big we go.
>>40092708>>You're not Sheszka, but you can try and track by scent.>>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe.
>>40092708>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe.
>>40092708>>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe.Bears time.
>>40092708>A bit of earth magic could let you know what's on the ground- pulse and chase something big, maybe.It has been too long since we feasted on delicious bears.
Earth magic is pulling into the lead!Please give me 1d100!
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>40092934
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>40092934
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>40092934
We should ask at the next guild location if there's such a thing as a regional bestiary. We were helping Lann with those reports for the guild, they're bound to have resources along those lines. If not we could make money compiling them!
>>40093221I am all for this, though compiling them seems more like Sarah or Dad's thing, depending on the level of detail we want to put in them.
>>40093254It'd be basically just keeping a diary."Dear diary, today I killed and ate.....
>>40093299That would be exactly what i meant by level of detail, also it would be kind of amusing now that you put it as a diary. a list of everything we have killed and possibly eaten.
>>40093324It could even include what it tasted like, comments on what spices go good with it, maybe turn it into a diary/cookbook/bestiary.
You sigh lightly as you fish through your bags, the dim hope that you aren't the hunter and guide for this group fading by the second.It doesn't tale long for you to find your crystal- the little mana battery still humming with power.Humming to you, anyway. People who can't sense magic, probably not so much.And really, you think as you draw it into the spell you're readying, you don't need it in your hands to use it. It's just reassuring- the warmth of the crystal a reminder of the family that would do this for you at home. Your spell slips easily into the earth below, a siren call for spirits that not even your unfamiliarity with the world around you can interrupt. It hits you like a radar wave, that reverse picture of the area around you, from below rather than above.You can feel the grinding wheels on the road behind you, the slow, steady steps of the beasts of burden. The pitter-patter of people walking alongside their wagons before they really get up to speed. The river's flow, where your sense ends, water and spirits creating a buzzing sense of blindness in your mental map.And before you is an unexplored forest, trees and rocks, caverns and creatures. Miniature footsteps are recognized and ignored, your mind paring away extraneous information and searching out what you need. Maybe you'll be fine without the internet- this works pretty well, if not for everything.You grab onto a few specific signals- Heavy stomps somewhere deeper in the woods, the telltale clatter of a herd of... something. And another group of unidentifiable creatures, moving swiftly through the foliage somewhere within.
>>40093378You open your eyes to find Eiryn staring curiously at your face, keeping his or her distance but studying your features all the same.They tilt their head to one side, pursing their lips as they take a guess-"Prayer? I don't recognize the, er, symbol."You glance down to the gently glowing crystal in your hands.>No- just magic.>A bit of a good luck charm, if you will. >I don't know much about gods, actually.>Other (?)and>Herds are good eating.>Stompy feet mean big monster- Food and a show!>Hunt your somethings. Maybe they'll taste good?
>>40093390>I don't know much about gods, actually.>No- just magic.
>>40093390>No- just magic.>I don't know much about gods, actually.>Stompy feet mean big monster- Food and a show!
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>40093390>No- just magic.>I don't know much about gods, actually.Even though they bless me.1 >Stompy feet mean big monster- Food and a show!2 >Hunt your somethings. Maybe they'll taste good?
>>40093390>No- just magic.>I don't know much about gods, actually.and>Hunt your somethings. Maybe they'll taste good?SEE THE WORLD, KILL THE WORLD, EAT THE WORLD
>>40093390>>Herds are good eating.>>No- just magic.>Captcha make me pick steak...
>>40093390>No- just magic.No need to lie or hide it.>Herds are good eating.A big creature that can put up a fight might be fun for us, but we're here to provide for the caravan. A large haul of herd animals will feed the most.String nets between a line of trees, then circle around and chase them into the trap.
>>40093390>No- just magic.>I don't know much about gods, actually.And>Hunt your somethings. Maybe they'll taste good?THE MYSTERY BOX BECKONS
>>40093390>OtherEarth magic2>Stompy feet mean big monster- Food and a show!
>>40093390>No- just magic>I don't know much about gods, actually.>Stompy feet mean big monster- Food and a show!
>>40093390>No- just magic.>Stompy feet mean big monster- Food and a show!we are here to have some fun after all.
Hunting time starts now!Gimme 3d100, please!
Rolled 27, 38, 67 = 132 (3d100)>>40093594
Rolled 69, 50, 86 = 205 (3d100)>>40093594
Rolled 48, 82, 96 = 226 (3d100)>>40093594
Rolled 70, 43, 41 = 154 (3d100)>>40093594
69, 82 and 96!Something big, magic, and the admittance that all we really know about gods is precisely nothing.Writing!
>>40093691Did we deploy our snake and moth to hunt something small together on their own while we go after the big stuff?
>>40093708I dunno. Moth debuffs the big monster, for starters.Though we likely won't need to debuff the monster. It's a Matter of convenience at most.
>>40093935Maybe we'll find out Nin's "Secret Skill"
You start yourself- and the group following you- towards the bigger monster thing. Bigger means more food, you tell yourself. It's not just because you want to fight something.You make a face at your own thoughts, bringing yourself back to reality, and the fact that you're technically in a conversation. You tuck your crystal away as you speak, the glow dying slowly as it goes back to gathering power for you, secure in your pouch."Ah- It is just magic, yes? I, erm. I do not know much about the gods.""Really?""Yes." You say softly to the paladin. "If you could share-""Absolutely!"Eiryn's face is alight with- well, with devotion, you suspect."To start, I am a follower of the Light."Georg drops a little further back, watching you with pity."Yes?""His domain is one of glory and beauty, his commandments just and-"They continue on for some time, a litany- a literal litany of accomplishments and legends and whatever else rattled off with breathless fervour.You manage to get a word in, right before they rev back up into another sermon."What does all that mean, though? Do the gods walk the world? Do they exist somewhere else?""Oh- Well, yes to both? Gods can appear in their temples, or consecrated areas.""Mhm?""And Demi-Gods do walk the earth.""what is the difference between them? Power?""Mostly. I'm surprised you haven't heard of the gods, to be honest. Monsters can- They can become blessed, did you know?""Yes. I am- and I do, I suppose."Eiryn does a double take, reeling away from you and staring- Even Georg coughs heavily into one hand. You're a little off-put."Is that a- Is that a big deal?""Uh-"It's the older adventurer trailing behind you that answers, Georg's voice serious-"It's- Yeah. It absolutely is. It isn't common, kiddo."That spread way too fast for your liking.>Is it really that strange?>Eiryn looks ready to burst with questions.>You're getting closer, cut it short. >Other (?)
>>40094324>>You're getting closer, cut it short.Food first, then talk.
>>40094324>Eiryn looks ready to burst with questions.
>>40094324>Is it really that strange?
>>40094324>Other (?)"Do you know many monster-kin? I don't think it's as rare as you say. I have 3 blessings myself, and half my friends and family have their own."
>>40094324>Eiryn looks ready to burst with questions.Tit for tat. Have him tell you about the specific gods that have blessed you. We got three, I think.
>>40094324>>Is it really that strange?>>So if I told you I had 3 blessings?....
>>40094466>>40094324Should be fun to drop that on them.
>>40094376This. We are a growing spider.
>>40094324>Eiryn looks ready to burst with questions.He sperged unhelpfully at us when we asked for it, now it's our turn to sperg unhelpfully at him.
>>40094324>Eiryn looks ready to burst with questions.I think we can answer them. Let's tell her about our blessings.
>>40094479>>40094466>>40094431Add in that two of our sisters, our mother and most of our friends are also blessed.>"I thought it was normal"
>>40094324>Really? Everyone I know is blessed. My sister got blessed by stars, Elle by something with weaving, my mom got something, not sure what. I got one from the Gods of Protection, Fire, and the Earth. Magma has really sweet lullabies, I wish you could hear them.
>>40094444Well, we have two blessings from a Demi-God (Protection and Fire) respectively and one from a full God (Earth).As for our friends, Shezka has one from the Demi-God of the Moon.Jin has one from the Demi-God of Fire and one from the God of the Night Sky.And for our family Sara also has one from the God of the Night Sky and Aria one from the Demi-God of Crystal.I'm not actually sure how many blessings of other people we actually know about.I mean most of them never bothered to remember and Aria isn't telling anyone.>>40094518Mom has no blessing.She's a pleb tier standard half-lord.
Questions and conversations!Gimme 1d10 and 3d100, as well, please.I'll be back with food in short order, and we'll resume then.
>>40094551>Is it really that strange?>Eiryn looks ready to burst with questions.>>40094551add a hint of this, not quite as much? Maybe just say it seems more common among monsters?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40094586>1d10
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40094586
>>40094551I just looked at the pastebin, and I'm surprised Elle doesn't have a blessing from a weaving or silk deity or such.
Rolled 92, 22, 66 = 180 (3d100)>>40094586
I'm just gonna say if they start implying we are strange or weird we pout
Rolled 39, 59, 26 = 124 (3d100)>>40094586
Rolled 89, 81, 55 = 225 (3d100)>>40094586
Rolled 2, 35, 87 = 124 (3d100)>>40094586>3d100
Rolled 47, 54, 60 = 161 (3d100)>>40094586aand d100s>>40094594>>40094595Hah, dubs.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>400945861d10
>>40094586so, 8 and 92, 81, 66
Alright, I'm back and moving!8!92, 81 and 66! Writing!
You can't stop yourself from chewing your lip. It's not really- is it?"Uh- Is it that strange? I didn't think it was, well, special, yes?"Eiryn just stares, while the lanky sling-wielder laughs aloud."You didn't think it was special that gods took note of your accomplishments?"You can feel yourself starting to blush, muttering."If you put it like that-""It is like that. Something you did caught the attention of the divine, and they've blessed you with power or protection or what have you- So that you can do more.""Hm."The paladin can't stay contained a moment longer, nearly bursting as they start to talk- babbling, really, questions firing too fast for you to even respond."Whats it like- No, who's blessed- What did you do? How did you- Can you even-"You ward your companion off with one hand as they start to near hyperventilate, unable to stop."Eiryn- Eiryn. One thing at a time, yes.""Hah, hah- Okay. I'm fine. Okay. I- Who, who's blessed you?""Is that- Is that something to tell other people?"You both turn to Georg."What? Why are you looking at me? The hell would I know?"Everyone shrugs."Then- I am blessed by fire, earth and protection, yes."Both of them boggle at you again."Three?" "All hells- you're godsdamn serious-"You're all blessedly interrupted when a noise like a single grating shriek blots out everything, each of you reacting in sync, shifting out of the way of... something. Eiryn catches the edge of it, spun around and slammed to the ground with a grunt as trees, dirt grass and everything else simply vanish- replaced by a huge divot driven across the ground.
>>40096019"Lyra, what the hell are you tracking?!""I don't know! That is not how the magic works, yes!"It's a- a gryphon? Only not an eagle and a lion? It looks more like a hawk or something, absurdly upsized, shrieking and beating its wings in your direction. Yeah, you're gonna eat that.>Try and form a plan!>Take it's attention, turn it to face you!>Let your friends off. >Other (?)
>>40096037>Take it's attention, turn it to face you!We have a spear. We can brace ourselves REALLY well. Charging us is a death sentence. Therefore, we are best suited to handle something that likes to charge.
>>40096037>Try and form a plan!>Take it's attention, turn it to face you!>Let your friends off.
>>40096019Talk to the earth spirits. Tell them you'll feed the earth the Gryphon's blood if they help you steal this delicious creature from the sky. Possibly by launching you.
>>40096037>Take it's attention, turn it to face you!
>>40096037>Take it's attention, turn it to face you!>Let your friends off.
>>40096037>Lightening in the face and wings.If it can just fly away, then we won't be able to kill it.>Let your friends off. While it's distracted with lightening pains.>Charge!We're a tank, just get in there and smash the thing.
>>40096037>>Try and form a plan!You know how webs and wings don't go together well, and how this thing is a flying monster? What if we just attempted to gunk the shit out of them to the point where it couldn't gain lift with them any more, than we could easily beat its ass down. Alternatively we could suplex yet another giant monster.
>>40096037>Try and form a plan!Have your friends and the other caravan guards distract it while we go ahead and prepare a web in the trees. Once it's done, we lead the gryphon into it.For an ambush predator, we don't seem to do a lot of the ambushing common to our kind.
>>40096037>Try and form a plan!>Let your friends off.
>>40096037>Try and form a plan!>Let your friends off.I'm thinking we want a net here.No use if it just runs away and we don't get to eat it and neutralizing its wings by catching them in sticky spiderwep will force it to fight on the ground, which it should be less used to and which makes it a lot harder for it to get past us and target more squishy allies.
>>40096037>Take it's attention, turn it to face you!>Let your friends off. Giant bird you say? I have to support any murdering it options
>>40096037>>40096165webbing, all of the webbing
Okay, sure, we can eat the gryphon like we do most of our preyBut what if we rode it?
Everything, then?Throw me 4d100, please!
>>40096250I know we're supposed to be looking for food but this anon has a point. Don't some paladins ride gryphons?
Rolled 75, 2, 11, 73 = 161 (4d100)>>40096273For Mo... wait wrong bug quest.
Rolled 4, 68, 19, 21 = 112 (4d100)>>40096273
Rolled 80, 61, 68, 64 = 273 (4d100)>>40096273
Rolled 37, 31, 49, 22 = 139 (4d100)>>40096273Ohgodohgodohgod
Rolled 28, 47, 99, 64 = 238 (4d100)>>40096273ARachne vult!
Rolled 71, 77, 7, 100 = 255 (4d100)>>40096273
Rolled 97, 4, 53, 24 = 178 (4d100)>>40096273
Rolled 57, 38, 76, 39 = 210 (4d100)>>40096273
Rolled 40, 5, 24, 32 = 101 (4d100)>>40096273
>>40096290>>40096293>>4009629880 68 68 73Everyone's reasonably successful!
80, 68, 68 and 73!Away we go!
protein shakes for everyone?
You are, regardless of age, a professional. That insinuates a certain level of competence, and that people can and will rely on you.And you are not one to fail to live up to those expectations.You ignore your heart thudding loudly in your ears, a growing counterpoint to the animal's shrieking- You slice Nin's harness free with one hand, Sliding the moth to the ground, plucking Sheszka and Jin from their cubby-holes and placing them gently down.Ezzy, somewhere underneath the absurdly tough skull encompassing your back, is probably even safer than they are.You tap Georg on the shoulder as you start to move, and he glances at you for less than a second, keeping his eyes to the beast as Eiryn struglles back to their feet."Come up with a plan, yes.""Wait, what-"And you charge.The hawk-gryphon screeches again as you run towards it, wings sweeping back, and you can feel an itching at the base of your skull as it gathers something-It has, however, made the classic mistake of standing in front of you and on the ground. The wings start to flap forward even as you make your own move, and you can feel an utterly unsubtle increase in wind pressure-And then you punch it squarely in the beak, snapping its head to the side, the wind reduced to a pleasant breeze as what you can only assume is a ton or more of gryphon slams to the ground.It's definitely part cat, though- It spins agilely over the ground, flipping to its feet, claws lashing out. You catch them with your buckler, meeting its swing with a solid block, moving around to keep it facing you- its eyes swivel towards the others, but with a jagged crack up the side of its beak, it is unwilling to look away.
>>40097109And that suits you just fine.Georg's stones are thrown off course by the creatures power- the twisting wind around it keeping it momentarily safe from assault- Eiryn has regained their feet, and you've formed a triangle around the beast.Between you all stands a crouching, wailing feline monstrosity, talons tearing at the ground, beak snapping, wings lashing about.You bare your fangs.>Stab!>Lightning! Keep it on the ground!>Try for magma?>Pin a foot!>Other (?)
>>40097126>>Pin a foot!
>>40097126>Pin a foot!then>Try for magma?
>>40097126>Pin a foot!>If it tries to take off->>Lightning! Keep it on the ground!
>>40097126>Lightning! Keep it on the ground!
>Pin a foot!I would say magma, but i want to eat it
>>40097126>Try for magma?
>>40097126>Pin a foot!Jump on it and start covering it in web.
>>40097126>>Lightning! Keep it on the ground!
>>40097126>Pin a foot!>And then Magma!
>>40097126>Try for magma?>Pin a foot!Pin it then cook it.
>>40097126>Stab!It is simple tactic. Steb.
>>40097126>Pin a foot!Reduce it's mobility
>>40097126>>Try for magma?>>Pin a foot!
You've got this gryphon on pins and needles!I'd like 3d100, please!
>>40097126>Pin a foot!Its talons are tearing at the ground. Have the ground grab them and pull it down!
Rolled 32, 52, 86 = 170 (3d100)>>40097379
Rolled 21, 14, 31 = 66 (3d100)>>40097379Smite Neutral!
Rolled 21, 2, 21 = 44 (3d100)>>40097379
Rolled 39, 61, 100 = 200 (3d100)>>40097379
Rolled 77, 97, 35 = 209 (3d100)>>40097379
Rolled 60, 46, 10 = 116 (3d100)>>40097379
Oh god damnit
>>40097405>>40097406Never show yourselves here again!Seriously though, that's some really shit luck.
32, 52 and 86!Writing!
wasn't there some new RE quest that someone said they'd start today, or am I just an idiot?
>>40097619Yes. Kobold quest. Lemme check twitter...>Lotus Eater @lotuseater1031 43 min ago>RE: Kobold Quest in just under an hour.So yeah, it's coming.
>>40097619Kobold quests starts a little later
>>40097651Oh, I never found his twitter account.
>>40097664It was in the thread? He switched trips halfway through, maybe that threw you off?
>>40097651considering what we know about RE kobolds, I dont know how I feel about this, then again a good QM makes all the difference.
>>40097933Could be based in another verse for all we know.Plus, being on the low end of creatures, likely that the bold will volve into something different quickly.
>>40097933Its a different sort of kobolds. He started his thread actually.http://boards.4chan.org/tg/thread/40097763/
>>40097933Well the lizards also were nearly feral assholes and here we are with Lamb.Setting ain't a straitjacket. Did you read the thread the kobolds were discussed (it started with OP having ideas of trying his hand at reviving snek, but he got talked out of it)?
>>40097995I just voted, and saw you there, you cheeky spider
>>40098007I think i missed that part, or forgot it.
You spin your spear, aiming its point for the beasts foot, solidifying the ground beneath it-One strike and you'll keep it groundbound till the job is done.If it hits. Which, regretfully, it does not- the beast snatches its limb away, rearing back to free both from holding it up- and it slashes down at you, scoring your breastplate, curved talons hooking into your armour, dragging you sideways as you both try to free yourself- The idiot bird thing screaming in your face all the while.You punch it again, but you can't get any strength behind it at this angle-Slingstones skip past you, closer than you feel comfortable with, the wind pressure around the beast reflecting them at odd angles.It's probably best for Nin to sit this one out- you'd rather not have the wind blow a face-full of powder your way.Looking on the bright side, though- You definitely have the monster's full attention.Your powers are all readying to your call, the shifting patterns of your limbs glowing white hot- No bird will make a fool of you!The paladin has regained their feet, a single cry to their god igniting their blade, a crack of power and thunder accompanying the blow, the animal dragging you forward as it springs in response to the pain.Wings begin beating heavily- preparation for magic or flight, you're not sure->Feathers are flammable.>Lightning is good. >Wrestle it!>Other (?)
>>40098388>Feathers are flammable.>Lightning is good.
>>40098388>>Lightning is good.
>>40098388>Lightning is good.
>>40098388>Feathers are flammable.GRILLED CHICKEN IS DELICIOUSGRILLED CAT WHO KNOWS IT'LL BE AN EXPERIENCE
>>40098388>>Feathers are flammable.
>>40098388> Lightning is good.
>>40098388>Feathers are flammable. Pre-cooked. Just like the supermarket
>>40098388>Grab its face>FULL POWER HEAT>Reforge face
>>40098388>>Feathers are flammable.It's going to get cooked anyway.
>>40098388>>Feathers are flammable.>>Wrestle it!BBQ Griffon anyone?
>>40098388>>Feathers are flammable.If we could stab it with a leg in the process that would be good.
>>40098388>Feathers are flammable.
Guys. Here me out on this one. Lightning will shut down its muscles, which will ground it for long enough for fire to be effective. As is, right now, the waxy coating (not to mention probably magic) probably won't make a straight up barbeque very effective.
>>40098388>>>Feathers are flammable.
>>40098486You apply real world physics 1:1 on a fantasy monster, depending on how evol ed it is, lightning is more likely to just hurt it or cause a temporary spasm at worst.
>>40098486melting the feathers will work to ground it too wont it? and slightly more permanently
>>40098486Lightning has a high chance of getting it down for a second or two, but the fire will cripple its flight permanently
>>40098551Hope the pelt is not too far done.Would make for a pretty cool cloak to go over our armor.
I AM THE GOD OF HELLFIREAND I BRING YOUFIREAlso, 4d100, please.
Rolled 5, 47, 70, 66 = 188 (4d100)>>40098654
Rolled 11, 63, 19, 44 = 137 (4d100)>>40098654
Rolled 77, 87, 14, 78 = 256 (4d100)>>40098654
Rolled 8, 5, 19, 53 = 85 (4d100)>>40098654
Rolled 48, 71, 84, 62 = 265 (4d100)>>40098654Captcha sucks ass.
Rolled 33, 89, 62, 28 = 212 (4d100)>>40098654
>>40098685You're a good man.
Rolled 57, 29, 92, 8 = 186 (4d100)>>40098654
That last minute save.77, 87, 70 and 78!Writing!
Man, I wonder how mad jelly the other guards/adventurers are going to be when we repair our armor just by grabbing a small amount of scrap metal and touching it.
>>40098961We dont even need scrap metal if the bird doesnt take any chunks out of itWe can fix their stuff too! We are a friendly spider, after all
>>40098961They will be mad jelly for the brief time it takes for the implications to sink in, and then they will overrun us with requests to improve their weapons and armor.
Aren't there bears in this setting with fur like steel? I'm surprised we never killed one and made a coat out of it.
>>40099055More money, stuff to do, and smithing training. I see nothing wrong here.
Hey REQM Lotus could use some input on the writing stuff, Think you can help him out? Sorry for being off topic and whatnot...
>>40099088We did kill an armored bear with Mom. Fur was no good for loot. Ate it fine though.
>>40099055MONEY MONEY! MOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYY!And also friends I guess...
>>40098961"Wait, you can smith things?""Erm, yes?""...HEY EVERYONE! WE DON'T NEED TO SAVE MONEY FOR REPAIRS ANYMORE!"Entire caravan cheers, Lyra drinks free for entire tenure with them.
>>40099357Why would we not charge for the service? we should charge less certainly, but i think we would have to get something out of it
You abandon your spear for the moment, bracing yourself against the stone, muscles screaming as you haul on the creatures foreleg-It tumbles forwards, half atop you, rear legs scrambling for purchase, claws digging furrows all across the ground-Your companions are finally making headway-Georg's stone passes through the creature's magical wind, cracking off its skull and skipping away, turning its manic struggles into sluggish pawing-Eiryn will not let up, weapon and armour alike painful to even look at, overflowing with holy power, cleaving away at everything in reach. You finally disentangle yourself from its claws, hauling it further sideways, catching a face-full of battering wingbeats. You snag the flailing limb, your hands blazing, the red of your chitin glowing with internal light.And then the gryphon catches fire.That might be, in retrospect, a weak description.The gryphon acquires the instantaneous ability of self-immolation.The pair of smoldering handprints you left in the feathers spark, blaze and spread- and in an instant, no piece of the creature is visible through the inferno, the beast pitching itself to the ground so hard that you're lifted from it by the tremors, your fellows all struggling to keep their feet. It stands, slowly, painfully, blackened flesh and ruined wings, its front half scarred and damaged by your power- It screeches fury and pain, wings spreading, though only one responds.One eye is clearly scarred by the flames, a white film across it, and the creature is half mad with pain->Go for a stab, it's weakened!>Play the guard, it's not dead yet!>Magic! Hit it hard!>Other (?)
>>40099708>>Go for a stab, it's weakened!Put it out of it's missery
>>40099708>Go for a stab, it's weakened!
>>40099708>>Magic! Hit it hard!
>>40099708>Play the guard, it's not dead yet!Always be cautious around cornered animals.
>>40099708>Go for a stab, it's weakened!FINISH IT WITH LIGHTNING!
>>40099708>>Play the guard, it's not dead yet!Let's be careful with squishier allies around.
>>40099708Use the earth control to hold it down. Pin it with grasping hands of stone
>>40099708>>Go for a stab, it's weakened!
Rolled 78, 26, 94 = 198 (3d100)>>40099988
Rolled 39, 44, 24 = 107 (3d100)>>40099988
Rolled 44, 53, 81 = 178 (3d100)>>40099988KILL IT WITH FIRE!
Rolled 3, 38, 15 = 56 (3d100)>>40099988>>40099988
Rolled 72, 35, 42 = 149 (3d100)>>40099988
78 and 53 and 94!Writing!
Hey, I made a live thread!So used to reading the archives that my first thought on catching up was "Oh god, what happened to the rest?"
>>40100519Oh by the way, you're welcome for me getting the 1st misarchived thread fixed.
>>40100519I used to always just follow in the archives. The true suffering started once I started following live.Enjoy your pacing.
>>40100569I suppose I'll thank you on behalf of the archivebros, then.Am I allowed to represent my peoples like this? Oh well.>>40100595I follow live for a few quests. This, Pokemon Quest, maybe some others? Don't bother with some bigger quests due to how many people are bouncing things around.Live quests move so sloooooow.
>>40100739That's because quality takes time to produce, my good anon.
You charge in with a vengeance, scooping your spear from the ground, closing on the creature as it tries to puff its now missing feathers, aiming for intimidation in the wake of your attacks.It doesn't work.Your aim is good, all the moreso for its inability to take to the air, and your spear pierces its neck, blood spraying wide from the wound, the screeching immediately taking on a wet, sickly note.You dig in your non-existent heels, keeping a firm grip on your weapon as the thing struggles, the other adventurers already closing in- The next slingstone is deadly accurate, crushing one of the beast's eyes, leaving oozing wreckage on its face-It was the blinded eye, but really, it's the thought and effort that counts at this point. Eiryn is a bit more lucky- which is to say that the paladin's blow cleaves a wing free, and you're immediately struck with the urge to have gryphon wings for dinner, ignoring the absurdity of, well, everything.Another battering claw comes for you, a low sweep trying to escape your guard-But you're all the more dangerous close to the ground, a chitin armoured leg, tearing the tendons from it's paw, drawing another gurgling screech.The beast's sheer vitality is impressive- burned, stabbed, broken, and still on its feet and fighting. It's remaining eye focusing on you, an angry noise burbling out through its ruined face->Brace!>Counterattack!>Magic!>Other(?)
>>40100873Make the earth come up and grab it.
>>40100873>Magic!Something earth-related sounds good.Destroy the beast of air with its antithesis for achievements! Maybe!
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>401008731 = Magic!2 = Brace!
>>40100873Changing >>40100934to >Magic!Of the earth variety
Please furnish me with 4d100, exemplifying Lyra's earth based might.
Rolled 17, 44, 31, 64 = 156 (4d100)>>40101072>4d100
Rolled 47, 49, 13, 29 = 138 (4d100)>>40101072Jewish Physics go!
Rolled 34, 1, 31, 90 = 156 (4d100)>>40101072
Rolled 6, 55, 1, 15 = 77 (4d100)>>40101072
Rolled 64, 59, 75, 66 = 264 (4d100)>>40101072
Rolled 84, 24, 43, 76 = 227 (4d100)>>40101072>>40101072magma pls
>>40101082>>40101092>>4010109447, 1, 31, 90Lyra cannot into earth today. I blame the paladin.
This is one tough griffon. We should make a pauldron out of its beak.
>>4010107247 49 31 90...did we leave our battle luck behind with Mom or something?
47 1 31 and 90!Writing!
>>40101178Oh well. Hope the 1 isn't that bad. Still, kind of shit that all the luck seems to have run out.
Rolled 47, 24, 12, 10 = 93 (4d100)>>40101072Always a tad curious what I would have rolled...
Rolled 33, 85, 71, 17 = 206 (4d100)>>40101306Yikes
>>40101306And this is why I do not, obviously.
If we get injured (or in case we do later) we could spend some time experimenting with light weight silicates. Maybe build a cart using our earth magic.
>>40101668>getting injured>by some shitty griffonFuck no.
You try to bring your magic to bear, stone crunching as it shifts upwards, pillars surrounding it, hands grasping at its weakening paws-And it goes berserk, howling, raging, smashing stone with ease, one wing snapping as it bodily smashes its prison to pieces, a paw the size of your upper body slamming into you, a worrying crunch of metal giving way, pain and pressure on your chest-You skid backwards, limbs scrabbling, trying to stay upright, struggling to keep your grip tight on your spear.You wheeze for air, your chestplate putting an unbearable pressure on your ribs, so tight you can't breathe-You haul it off, lungs gratefully sucking air, and you pick yourself up shakily, turning back to the fight.Georg has fallen back a few steps, dodging flying stone, angry monsters and broken ground- he stays one step ahead of the beast's blows, but he has no opportunity to strike back, no chance to fight. And Eiryn-Eiryn is above, leaping from a half-shattered pillar, hurtling through the air, sword burning with light, growing, expanding, the creature turning to face them at the last second, the blade coming down like an executioners axe, the gryphon's head flying free-Blood fountains out, coating the erstwhile sling-man. The paladin somehow walks through a soray of gore, coming out the other side without a drop.Honestly, ridiculous._______________________________________________________________You pick up your dented chestpiece, Georg trying to clear his eyes of gryphon blood. A short trip behind the bushes and you're loaded down with monsters- the friendly kind- once more. Then the three of you are left standing around a corpse the size of a large wagon.You look to the holy warrior.
>>40101728"So, ah. Good job, yes?""Mhm.""How do we carry it back?""Maybe you can... drag it?""That might take a while to-"The blood coated man sighs, one eye still held shut. "Nah, this is pretty much what I'm here for."You both look to him."What you're here for?""Yup."He lifts the gryphon's massive paw with a odd mottled piece of cloth- and the corpse vanishes, the cloth bulging, seams straining.It also immediately starts to leak blood. Georg sighs.
Next time, go after the herd of smaller shit.
>>40101751And we'll be ending it here today!Next session... should be saturday. For now, questions, concerns and all that will be answered here!
>>40101751That is... an unusual item. A cloth of holding?
>>40101805Nah, next time we look for a herd of gryphons, that thing was great, finally something that puts up a fight.
>>40101751Hooray for rags of holding! Though I imagine it won't be fun to clean.>>40101805What, and miss adding another entry to the 'creatures Lyra has beaten and eaten' list? Started with the red gnomes, and will soon be seeing the addition of hawk-lion-feline-gryphony-creature.
>>40101824No weirder than an amulet of holding, from what I get you can pretty much enchant anything to work.
>>40101805That is not how you become a house sized spider. That is not how at all
I'm pretty sure option 3 would've been either humanoids or predatory but smaller animals.
>>40101818So what're our current levels?
>>40101818So are we going to take the beak off the griffon and add it to our chestplate as a pauldron or something?
>>40101971We'll make them into giant spider spoons.
>>40101824>>40101871Yes.>>40101954Getting there!>>40101971RE:Monster Hunter Ex.Probably not though, seeing as you cracked it with a punch.
>>40101971The Paladin got the finishing move. It might be polite to ask him/her first.
>>40102009I suppose we can question our resident pally over the gods and their blessings on the way back? If we're a special snowflake/fate-wrecking spider, yes, we may as well know what we're getting into....Think Nin would ditch making us Queen in favor of demi-godhood?
We should take the skulls of our bigger kills and encase them in stone to make molds of them and then fill them with molten metal to make big metal skull trophies. That'd be awesome.
>>40102018Finishing moves are all well and good, but we broke its face in and grounded it with sacred flame. This isnt LoL mang.
>>40102039...Think Nin would ditch making us Queen in favor of demi-godhood?Please Nin wouldn't stop there she'd have us become a God Queen!
>>40102082We just need to convince her to take things slowly, yes? Divinity first, then nobility.
I want to see Lyra having a chat with one of her divine benefactors now. Maybe a temple visit later on?
>>40102123Yeah Nin goes slowly in converting others into worshipping Lyra the Queen Spider Goddess Ruler of the Gods of Man and Monster....by first converting Jinn and Sheszka and then Ezzy who later go on to convert other Harpies, Wovles, and Lamia.
>>40102040Take a Gryffon claw. It turns black when it comes into contact with poison. We can keep it for personal use, or sell it to a noble or royal that doesn't trust their Cook.