Of course you can't catch a break.Visiting your newest and unlikeliest ally, the Deathlord Tyrant of the Doomsday Machine, you learned that the Skullstone fleet heading for the island of Tianna to capture her and drag her in chains back to the Neverborn's lair (and, probably, also to seize control of the Titan buried deep under the island) carries none other than the Silver Prince himself, the Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water, absolute ruler of Skullstone.And you have no idea how to kill a Deathlord, or even if it's possible at all.The news, delivered by the Tyrant in her usual phlegmatic manner, doesn't seem to impress her much. Maybe she was already expecting, suspecting, or fearing that this would happen."Is this information sure?" You ask back, desperately looking for a way out of this."My men confirmed it independently." Is her calm reply.Which probably means "they tortured different ghosts in different ways and always got the same answer", all things considered. You really don't want to know right now."I... Wasn't expecting this. I thought you said that ghosts stuck in Creation are cut off from their Essence supply in the Underworld.""There are ways around it." She says, caressing her massive iron throne with a gauntleted hand, producing a light yet strident noise of metal on metal in the process. "The Underworld has its own Manses, and the Essence carried by its Hearthstones can reach even in Creation."(cont.)
For the first time, you notice that two large sockets radiating red, baleful light, set into her massive thrones, actually contain glowing two crimson gems, identical, reminding you of clots of crystallized blood, or giant rubies cut by a professional serial killer taking jewelry as a part-time hobby."Do those work?" You ask."For now." She nods. "I suspect my own holdings in the Underworld will be attacked soon as well, now that the Neverborn know of my rebellion."She lets that sink in for a bit."And then, there's blood." She adds."Blood?""Blood is life. And life is Essence. Therefore, blood is Essence. By drinking blood, I can replenish my spent Essence. I'm sure it's the same for the Prince, too.""And I guess animal blood is no good." You reply, sarcastic.The sarcasm is lost upon the soulless murderghost, unfortunately. She simply nods in response. "Human blood is the only one potent enough to matter.""...Still, why is he coming? You're here in Creation because you're a refugee, but him? He's walking into an extremely disadvantageous terrain for him. Why not just send his forces and stay at home?"She seems to stare in the distance, her eyes unfocused. "Because he believes."You wait for her explanation. For someone appearing so ancient and emotionless, she sure likes to be overly dramatic....No, actually, you can't blame her for that."We Deathlords are very different from each other. Some of us seek to inflict pain upon Creation to fill the emptiness inside our hearts, others are fixated on their own petty grudges, dating back from when we were still living. No matter how long dead and gone the originally intended victims are. Some of us are aimless, or spend their time squabbling with other Deathlords and denizens of the Underworld, and a few others either twist the words of the Neverborn to suit our own ends, or reject it and fight for conquest, rather than destruction." (cont.)
She takes another long pause, and her glowing red stare pierces into your eyes. "But the Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water is one of the few who believes.""Believes? In the Neverborn?""In the Neverborn's words. In the Dark Gospel. In the Order of Annihilation. In the Truth of Oblivion.""The complete destruction of Creation." It sounds so insane that you have trouble parsing it. "The murder of all that lives, the breaking of all that is." She repeats. She sounds like she's actually quoting some "holy" book.If it's from an actual book written by someone, then you definitely don't want to read it."He believes, and I am, in his eyes, a traitor and a blasphemer of the black faith. He is coming here in person because this is a holy war to him."And if someone like that took the trouble of peacefully taking over a nation in Creation, giving it laws, order, and a new culture, and setting himself up as a legitimate and wise ruler in the eyes of so many..."The Prince is really playing the long game, is he?""Yes." She nods. "But that gives you an advantage.""Oh?" "The pace things happened is one he is... unused to. Our actions have forced his hand. And he needs to act now, or Tianna might grow too powerful. Or unearth or make public the Titan. Or, his greatest fear... dispel his lies.">How do you kill a Deathlord?>What lies are you talking about?>Let's be practical. What tactics do you suggest?>Are you afraid?>Do you know about Moray Darktide?>(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
>>40109734>>How do you kill a Deathlord?>>What lies are you talking about?If she doesn't want to tell us then can she at least just say if she can kill him?I assume his lies are the propaganda of his nation, that his end goal is what he says it is and that it'll be okay for everyone in the end.Nice to have you back so soon EF
And yes, you're currently wearing dress #23. I forgot to mention it last thread.Riding crop optional. (But amusing, considering you arrived to the Dark Omen riding Tia, and you probably rode Tia in other ways for a while before that.)
>>40109734>What lies are you talking about?>"Lets talk about your redemption"She needs to start contentiously asking herself the question "What is the relative value of personally inconveniencing myself versus helping/refraining from harming others"Then basically "fake it until she makes it," possibly with magical help to reverse what the deathlords did to her.
>>40109734>>What lies are you talking about?>Move closer>"Let's talk about your redemption">>40109765>>40109809The crop will be useful
>>40109809>>40109734So basically she needs to start by telling herself "I could order my minions to cruelly torture some ghosts for information, OR I could remember that I'm the ghost of a stupidly charismatic exalt and I'm dealing with a bunch of mortals, they'll break in after a 5 minute polite chat."
>>40109734>How do you kill a Deathlord?Deathlords are bit... hard to kill.
>>40109842It's basically "There is this method to achieve my goal, but it will make someone's existence worse. Let's use another method?"
>>40109734>What lies are you talking about?>Let's be practical. What tactics do you suggest?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>40109734>How do you kill a Deathlord?>Are you afraid?
>>40109734>How do you kill a Deathlord?>What lies are you talking about?>Let's be practical. What tactics do you suggest?Welcome back EF. I thought you would take longer after last thread.
>>40109809>deathlordsYou mean Neverborn.
>>40110164So I do.
"What lies are you talking about?"You already heard Karas mention something to that effect, but... You can't imagine someone who'd know more about this than her. Except maybe the culprit itself.""Skullstone, of course." She replies."Skullstone is a lie?""The people of Skullstone believe that the Silver Prince is a chosen ruler, foretold by legend, who will lead them to a new way of life. And, to outward appearance, he has delivered on that. The people of Skullstone live a better, more comfortable life than most in Creation. Mindless undead take care of menial tasks, and leave them ample free time to enjoy their lives.And, of course, Skullstone offers them the finest in luxury and entertainment, as well as the promise that, after their mortal lives, they will be able to live on as ghosts for much longer before reincarnation. Provided they are loyal to the state, of course.""I'm not an expert in soul metaphysics, but I remember my parents telling me, when I was a little kid, that ghosts come from people who die with remorse or regret, and that people who live cheerful, happy and fulfilling lives return to the cycle of life once more." You point out."A simplified, but not altogether incorrect explanation." She admits with a light nod. "Of course, Skullstone is woven with curses that ensure that all who die within its borders are trapped out of the cycle of reincarnation, their ghosts unable to move on. But really, basic mathematics should reveal to you the truth."You think about it. "How long has Skullstone's state of affairs been going on?""I do not know for sure. I do not know whether this effect is something he caused, or a natural phenomenon he merely took advantage of. But he appeared in Skullstone as a preacher in RY 87, foretelling his new order, and then reappeared as the Silver Prince in RY 243, and has been ruling as such ever since.""That's... more than five hundred years' worth of ghosts."(cont.)
"The Silver Prince claims that only few of the dead remain as ghosts for long, while most others return to the Great Cycle. That is a lie. Everyone who dies remains as a ghost. That, of course, means that the dead should outnumber the quick by an astonishing number.""He forges them." You didn't want to believe it."He does. The magical metal his navy is made from comes from the souls of his very citizens.""Why doesn't anyone freak out about this? How can they not know?""The Bodhisattva is a skilled liar and manipulator. Concealing the truth is his specialty. And so, the folk of Skullstone adore their own murderer like a savior."Man, you feel like punching something right now.>How do we kill that bastard?>How are we going to face his forces in battle?>How do you feel?>What can you tell me about this Moray Darktide?>Let's talk about your redemption now.>I should probably go.
>>40110361>How do we kill that bastard?
>>40110361>How do we kill that bastard?>How are we going to face his forces in battle?>What can you tell me about this Moray Darktide?Stick to the juice for now.
>>40110361>How do we kill that bastard?>How are we going to face his forces in battle?>What can you tell me about this Moray Darktide?We can talk about feelings and redemption matters once the strategy and tactics is out of the way
>>40110361>>Let's talk about your redemption now.
>>40110361>>How do we kill that bastard?Speaking of Soulsteel, mention we're going to give her the salvaged stuff from the warships and if there's anything she can do for the ghosts it's made of.
>>40110361>>How are we going to face his forces in battle?>>What can you tell me about this Moray Darktide?>Is there anyway to free those ghosts?then>>How do you feel?It's important to know this. We can talk redemption later
>>40110361>How do we kill that bastard?>How are we going to face his forces in battle?>How do you feel?We should also check how ToD feels about this. Redemotion things and deeper bonding.
>>40110278Hang on. 87-243. That's 156 years.Or do RY's stand for something else?
>>40110517my assumption is that it's now 743 RY
>>40110517It's not the year 243 currently, RY is the start of the Second Age, when the Scarlet Empress established the Realm, that was almost 800 years before the Solars were released from the Jade Prison and the current date. It's like 768 if EF goes by Core.
>>40110517Current year is RY 768. That makes 525 years of the Silver Prince ruling Skullstone. RY stands for Realm Year. Counted from the foundation of the Realm.You slap your fist in your palm. "How do we kill that bastard?""We do not." She replies, patiently. "He is already dead, and kept alive by a force beyond you or me. The will of the Neverborn sustains him, and should he perish in battle and be utterly destroyed, he would simply reappear, one year and one day later, in the depths of the Labyrinth, in front of the Neverborn's tombs."You take a deep breach, trying to control yourself. "Is there no way to defeat a Deathlord?""Defeat, yes. We are ancient and powerful ghosts, but there is nothing that prevents us from suffering setbacks, or seeing our plans ruined. But destruction? I do not know if it is possible, or how.""...Wait." You just realized. "If a Deathlord dies, it reforms... in front of the Neverborn?"She nods, slowly. "I would like to avoid that fate. The Neverborn must be rather upset with me."That sounded like the understatement of the Age."How do we defeat him, then? What is he going to hit us with, and how do we hit him back?" Let's get practical."Expect overwhelming firepower and mobility." She replies. "Expect misdirection and trickery on a grand scale. Expect secret weapons we both know nothing about. Expect fanatically loyal troops, expertly drilled, superbly equipped, and ready to die for him. Expect astonishing cruelty and disregard for life. Expect infiltration, espionage and betrayal.""In short, the unexpected?""Precisely." Tyrant slowly, ponderously stands up from her throne. "I can try and guess what his strategy will be, but the Bodhisattva will not feel obliged to prove me right.""Anything can help." You sigh.(cont.)
>>40110644>Expect infiltration, espionage and betrayal."Anyone have that CKII pic of the spymaster having foiled a plot by the spymaster?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40110688Roger a muirebe
>>40110644Argh this situation is looking more and more fucked by the second.Like, okay, hope and justice prevails and all that, but it seems like we are so outclassed at this point it isn't even funny. Even if we win, there might not even be an island left to call home, given that it is going to be an Exalt vs Exalt brawl to the death out there. Stranger things have happened than such an event sinking an island.Right, with the pessimism out of the way, I'm wondering how many of his troops can be converted by Maka's social-fu. I don't think the Silver Prince is as good as Maka at persuasion, so we have that. There's also Pearl's manse, which I'm hoping will mean some big-ass Solar Mojo on our side, but I don't know what that even means. Like, what is it actually going to do?
>>40110739We need to persuade their Dawn. He is the key and most likely to listen to Maka. Converting him should bring a lot of troops to our side.Also, every social charm activated at once, let Karas and Tia do the fighting.
>>40110739We got to at least aim for his big guys, Moray, his Abyssals if we can, any God-blooded, Sorcerers, and however many not crazy mortals we can.
>>40110644>But destruction? I do not know if it is possible, or how.I think we need a second opinion from a certain Mentor of ours.
>>40110771Pretty much, yeah. Have Tia and Karas flank Maka and act as bodyguards while she preaches love and justice, and hope to all shit we don't fuck the roll up.
>>40110739There's also the advantage of our Manse preventing their Abyssals and ghosts from regenerating Essence. Not sure what the radius would be, though.
"He will have a limited amount of undead troops with him, because he knows that your powers will work especially well against them. He will probably try to keep them away from you personally, or use them as a bait to lure you around." She explains, pacing around slowly and heavily, her footsteps resounding throughout the room with the hollow echo of metal on metal."I see. He'll use mostly human soldiers?""Mostly. Expect the very best, in terms of training, equipment and motivation. They will be on par with the best Tiger Warriors you can train if not above."The idea of an army of Regis does frighten you. Though Regis DOES also have Awakened Essence and Ashigaru Armor on top of that, on the other hand, he's just one kid, and with no experience in actual warfare, so the comparison doesn't hold water."Of course, they will be led by his own Exalted, and supported by ghosts capable of infiltrating, phasing through walls, possessing bodies, and generally wrecking any fighting corps' morale. As well as necromantic siege engines. If I were him I'd bring at least one Spine Chain.""Spine Chain?""Take several human skeletons and fuse them one atop another." She succinctly explains. "It's an undead war machine which is also a siege ladder with clawed hands and teeth, essentially.""A floor wax AND a dessert topping." You groan."I'm sorry?""Nevermind. What about the ships?""The ships will unload their forces as fast as possible once they hit the beach. Before and after, their own Essence artillery will be used in full force, I imagine.""Of course. How about sorcery, or necromancy?""His Exalted might employ some. I think only in the direst of situation the Prince himself will dare to do that. It could completely change the fate of the battle, but, unlike the human Exalted, he only has a very limited ability to replenish his Essence. On top of that, the Aspect of your Manse is actively hostile to them."(cont.)
>>40110801Man, maybe we should get that Performance-boosting charm so we can an awesome dance or inspiring oratory to the Prince's troops.
>>40110822>"Mostly. Expect the very best, in terms of training, equipment and motivation. They will be on par with the best Tiger Warriors you can train if not above."Shit.
"Same with him fighting in person, I imagine.""Perhaps. He could easily wade through mortal troops without having to expend Essence, but if challenged by fighters sufficiently powerful, he could end up burning through his resources faster than his Hearthstones can let him recover." She does a thoughtful pause. "My worry is that you will be too soft.""What do you mean?" You ask with a frown."You dislike inflicting pain and destruction upon others. That's a critical weakness. I fear you will hesitate in combat. Not sacrifice your mortal troops if needed. Attempt to minimize casualties, even among the enemy forces." She sits back down on the throne, fixating her eyes on you once more. Her eyes are filled with suspicion. "You might be too weak for a war like this.">Feel insulted.>Reply that you will not be weak.>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.>Ask her about something else.>Say goodbye and leave.
>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.The opposite is what got her killed after all.Does anyone actually have a plan for redeeming her?
>>40110885>Reply that you will not be weak.
>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.Our compassion and love of life is the greatest strength we have against someone who believes in Oblivion. The Bodhisattva is right, this is a holy war now.
>>40110885>Feel insulted.>Reply that you will not be weak.Maka will do what is necessary.
>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.We don't want to save everyone, just who we can.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.It's why we have so many powerful allies behind us.
>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.For all of the reasons already stated.
Forgot to mention, all results save "say goodbye and leave" are Social + Zenith rolls at this point, since you're trying to push a point past a conflict of opinions. As well as trying to get the Tyrant to see the world a bit more like you do.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>40110885>Reply that you will not be weak.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>40110956Ah, then here's a roll.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.Having respect for life is not a weakness, disregarding it is not strength.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40110885Dice
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40110956Right, then let's use MRP too
>>40110885>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.Fighting for what is good and right in the world isn't weak.
>>40110912Well, she probably had FINAL RAY OF LIGHT on her charm list, but it didn't activate because she didn't die a heroic death defending creation. Depending on how EF feels about how the deathlord process works, some remnant of that charm may still be in there somewhere, and should she fulfill the conditions (IE "die" as a deathlord in defense of creation), something cool will probably happen.
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40110885>>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.The first dice roll in several threads.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>40110912Not personally, no. I think that will come after we survive the battle. However, I think that winning the battle will go towards showing her that the Sun and the light can win out over the power of the Deathlords. Right now, she's just curious. After that, she may be willing to believe.Not a vote, EF, but wanted to give you more dice.
>>40110885>>Reply that she is wrong, that is not weakness.>"Be assured that my dislike to inflict pain and destruction does not hinder my capacity to do so. Would I prefer not having to anihilate those persons? Yes. Will I hesitate if I have to? No. But I will try to avoid it, not out of hesitation, but out of conviction. Conviction that I have to do the right thing."Should we use a charm?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40110938>>40110956In that case, we should be using MRP
>>40111000I'm okay with this. We can do it without flaring, right?
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40110956>>40111008Dice.
>>40110956MRP and ECJ please then
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40110956>>40110885More dice
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40111029Yeah, with either Commit or Burn we won't flare, either is fine, but if this is going to be an extended conversation then we should be Commiting.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40110956>>40110917
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40111005Oooo, I like that.
I wonder if she knows any charms we could learn to let us speak to the entire army at once.Social is our thing.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>40110885>>40110956>Reply that you will not be weak.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40111000>Right, then let's use MRP tooAgreed. And Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement. ECSJ is something we should use 100% of the time if we're dealing with a Deathlord.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40111001Hm, dice didn't work.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40110956Right, sorry. So busy panicking about Silver Prince that I forgot.
>>40111066ECSJ will make us flare, I don't mind though, i'll second it
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40111066>>40111000>>40111029>ECSJ and MRPYeah, that sounds good. This seems like an important as fuck moment, and we have the essence to spare for the time being.
>>40111066>ECSJ is something we should use 100% of the time if we're dealing with a Deathlord.Agreed.
>>40111063>knows of anySorry, missed a word.
>>40110971>>40110978>>40110994>>40111000>>401110066 successes if we used nothing.>>40111027>>401110348 if we used MRP. 16 if we also used ECSJ.
>>40111063if we had Phantom Conjuring Performance we could rig up a megaphone effect with it or there's also a Dawn Charm that let's us be heard no matter what, but I'm not sure if that would apply for a whole speech. Alternatively, we could ask Val for a microphone-like artifact with that kind of effect, we might be able to squeeze some bonus dice out of the artifact as well.
>>40111128Then let's use both.16 successes is nothing to be sniffed at. Actually, that is completely obscene. Holy shit. Pretty sure that would even put a chink in the Silver Prince's zeal.
>>40111167Whether or not we declared we wanted to use them in time is up to EF. We'll see which or both we managed to activate. Hopefully both.But it really is true that ECSJ is 100% the absolute best charm, period, ever, to use while talking to or attacking a CoD. MRP is the icing on the cake, not the other way around.
>>40111128Holy crap, yeah, lets do it. Righteous Stunning Solar Matron strikes through the heart of her enemies with the love, truth and the sun!
>>40111128Might be more, EF has taken from the time he calls the dice before.
>>40111128Does ECSJ activate before or after dice adders?
What charm did we end up getting last thread?
Since it's single target, might as well drop TTTH in there as well.
>>40111229After, obviousl. It doubles your successes, not before your pool is calculated.
>>40111229It applies to all dice taken>>40111238Spirit Discerning Glance, it's the Twilight charm on the list.
>>40111229Should be after. MRP adds dice. ECSJ doubles successes from those dice.
>>40111238Spirit-discerning glance. We're progressing towards GET right now.
>>40111250>>40111257>>40111267Thanks anons, wasn't sure because EF never confirms what charm won at the end of the thread.
>>40111267>We're progressing towards GET right now.If it even works, if we can get it at the current level of Twilight we're at.
>>40111267I thought there was a lot of support for Phys 4?Is that not the case anymore? My timezone is pretty shit so I usually just ctrl+f EF's posts to catch up on threads so forgive me if I'm unaware as to player discussion and plans.
>>40111289We already have Physical 4.
>>40111289anon, we have physical four...
>>40111289We bought it already, first page of the character sheet.
>>40111279He mentioned it on t\witter before he ran today.
>>40111279He confirmed it on his Twitter.>>40111289We already got Physical 4.
>>40111306Ah, I'll check there then in the future.
How long can Regis, Millian and Pyre Spark live for now that their essence has been awakened?
>>40111289Like the others said, we recently got Physical 4, in addition to Horizon-to-Horizon, Fivefold Bulwark, and SDG. We growin' like crazy.
(When you want to activate a charm that has both an instant and a scenelong form, unless you specifically ask for the scenelong version, I'll assume you want the instant.)[MAJESTIC RADIANT PRESENCE][ENEMY-CASTIGATING SOLAR JUDGEMENT][BURN ESSENCE 5/8] [COMMIT ESSENCE 7/8][Soc + Zen = 2 10 9 6 8 9 9 2 8 8 8 7 7 = 11 -> 22 successes]You smile confidently. "You're wrong. Kindness isn't weakness. It's true strength.""Why is that?" She challenges you.In response, you simply point at her. "Because we're here, in the same room, after all."At first she frowns, confused, but, as the meaning of your words begins to make its way through her mind, you see her expression change. She frowns, displeased. Then she opens her mouth, about to say something in protest. Then she stops, gives you a second glance, like she's suddenly surprised of actually seeing you in the same room as her. Her eyes widen in realization, and her mouth closes without forming a response."Ruthlessness might vanquish enemies, but kindness makes friends." You add, with one last smirk, as your Castemark glints, filling the dark iron cave with the lightest of lights.She lets out a long sigh, relaxing and slouching in her throne, defeated."...You're right, of course." She admits. "Your ways have let you gather, in such little time, such an impressive following of Exalted and powerful gods and heroes, after all. That's your true edge against the Bodhisattva, thinking about it. As far as Exalted go, you utterly outnumber him.""And we're fighting to protect our loved ones." You add. "Love is a power stronger than any army or sorcery."She looks up to you, a strange light in her eyes. "Maka.""Yes?""I don't want you to die."(cont.)
>>40111347250-300 years maybe.
>>40110912>Does anyone actually have a plan for redeeming her?The reason why people do moral things is because they feel good when doing so, and bad when they don't, due to empathy, sympathy and being conditioned during education.ToD doesn't have sympathy, mostly, so the feelings of others basically means nothing to her. We need to show her that it's not a bad thing to feel good because others feel good and feel bad because others feel bad.
>>40111267>>40111286For the uneducated, what does GET stand for?
For some reason, those simple words carry an immense weight. She said them like they were a solemn confession of guilt. Like she was admitting to an utterly hideous sin weighting on her very soul.>I won't.>Thank you. I will treasure that thought.>I don't want you to, either.>Everything will be alright.>Say nothing, walk away while looking cool.
>>40111369>>all those successesI... it's so beautiful, I'm crying
>>40111384Ghost Eating Technique.It lets us kill non-Deathlord ghosts
>>40111392>Everything will be alright.
>[Soc + Zen = 2 10 9 6 8 9 9 2 8 8 8 7 7 = 11 -> 22 successes]>And we said the first thing that came to our mind, and it just happened to be... the best speech in the world
>>40111392>>I won't.Our wife and husband would never forgive us>22 successes
>>40111392>I won't. I will treasure that thought.>I don't want you to, either.Alsmot all of the above.
>>40111392>I won't.>Everything will be alright.
>>40111392>I don't want you to, either.>Everything will be alright.
>>40111369>[Soc + Zen = 2 10 9 6 8 9 9 2 8 8 8 7 7 = 11 -> 22 successes]That's something I want to punch the Silver Prince in the face with
>>40111392>Thank you. I will treasure that thought.>I don't want you to, either.I think reciprocating willl help her feel loved and assist in redemption.
>>40111392>>Thank you. I will treasure that thought.>Smile>Hug the girl>I won't.>I don't want you to, either.Hug your Deathlord, Maka
>>40111424>>40111399>>40111398Yeah, I think it's settled. We need to hook Maka up to a megaphone and have her yell nice things at the enemy army. It'll be far more effective than any essence discharge weaponry or heavy guns.>"YOU AREN'T BAD PEOPLE AND I CARE ABOUT EVERY ONE OF YOU!">You know, John, I'm starting to think that this 'Fanatic suicidal zealot' thing isn't all it's cracked up to be.>Right there with you, Frank. Right there with you.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40111392>Thank you. I will treasure that thought.>I don't want you to, either.
>>40111392>I won't.>Thank you. I will treasure that thought.>I don't want you to, either.
>>40111384Ghost-Eating Technique. It's a mandatory charm for perma-killing ghosts, elementals, gods, powerful demons, and so forth. They're immortal, even if you defeat them in battle, otherwise. We should have had it 50 threads ago; without it, we literally cannot meaningfully threaten spirits.The next charm, on the way to GET, is Spirit-Cutting Attack, which lets us physically attack dematerialized spirits, instead of them being immune to physical violence.It goes Spirit-Discerning Glance to Spirit-Cutting Attack to Ghost-Eating Technique. We want all three of them. SDG and SCA are both useful, but our primary intention is taking them as prerequisites.
>>40111414Oh, well then yeah, let us GET the ghostbusting charm; Maka ain't afraid of no ghosttfw when there's no costume option for Maka in a Ghostbusters uniform
>>40111456I want to hit Moray Darktide with it.Shame he doesn't count as a creature of darkness. Still though.
>>40111384>>40111508By RAW GET also requires us to have Occult 4, which is Twilight 4 here.
>>40111527>hame he doesn't count as a creature of darkness.We should get the charm to declare who counts as a CoD ourself.
>>40111369>[Soc + Zen = 2 10 9 6 8 9 9 2 8 8 8 7 7 = 11 -> 22 successes]
>>40111491>Breaking news: Local Queen Asks Omnicidal Maniac to Tone it Down. Tia Agrees.
>>40111544Definitely. As soon as it becomes available.Full. First. Age.
>>40111543If EF tells us we need to increase Twilight to get it, we'll increase Twilight to get it.
>>40111564>Social 5 Solar.jpg
>>40111392>Thank you. I will treasure that thought.>I don't want you to, either.>I won't.>Everything will be alright.in that ordersry EF I know you hate >EVERYTHING, but it just works too well, you write it too good
>>40111544I always liked that charm, just because whenever I used it on the Wyld Hunt I always gave a speech that was basically "I declare you ANATHEMA" and then I hit them with all the Holy charms
>>40111573no, we hold an electorate, then a second vote with a council of elected representatives from the electorate, and from there decide based on statistics of malicious intent and property damage what we could constitute as a CoD and THEN implement it
>>40111635Or we could just declare that people who are assholes are creatures of darkness, then use 20+ success social attacks to make them stop being assholes.
>>40111635Nah, we just yell at them that they are evil and make them CoDs.
>>40111655Every time someone posts this I can't help but think this seems like something straight out of Maka's book.Like 1:1 exactly something she would do.
>>40111706>Maka: Screaming at people so good they get a Vampire:the Masquerade splatbook
>>40111392>I don't want you to, either.>How can I spot where the prince is keeping his essence?
>>40111707Only difference is that she would never take the clothes from someone else. She would just stay naked.
>>40111706>>40111656because enforcing the law based on what we think is right hasn't lead to the fall of the First Age
>>40111779well that system started off okay but when the judge of "what is right" is a manic depressive schizo limit breaking solar things got very... First Agey.
>>40111779Of course it didn't.We weren't around then to tell them what they were doing wrong
>>40111779>because enforcing the law based on what we think is right hasn't lead to the fall of the First AgeThis. Let the Unconquered Sun be the judge of who is and isn't a Creature of Darkness. All of those successes are sexy, but there's a reason why Sol Invictus only gives his Chosen that kind of power over some enemies and not others.
>>40111779Enforcing the law based on what they think is right is the literal duty of a ruler.
(Fair warning, Ghost Eating Technique is Twilight 4. But Ghost-Cutting Attack is only Twilight 2)"I won't." You reply. "And, promise me that you won't either."She seems to give it serious thought. "Dying would be... inconvenient for me."It would." You nod back, trying to hold back laughter."I'll do my best to avoid it." she decides."Thank you."Tyrant leans a bit closer, confused."Thank you." You repeat.She slowly leans back into the throne, thoughtful. You wonder how long it's been since anyone said those words to her.>I have something else to talk to you about. (what?)>I'd like to see one of your Abyssals. (Baron of the Final Tide / Feurdelis of Eternity / Doctor in Red and Steel / Soaring Crimson Phoenix / Speaker for the Dead)>Say goodbye and leave.
>>40111779That's the same thing as >>40111635Literally the same thing, but with more time wasted.And keep in mind that declaring someone a CoD is not the same as declaring their species a CoD, only the intended target. It doesn't turn someone evil either, it just tags someone as extra vulnerable to Maka.
>>40111779It'll be fiiiineMaka is a benevolent ruler
>>40111887>I'd like to see one of your Abyssals>the DoctorWe haven't met the Doc yet.
>>40111887>>I have something else to talk to you about. (what?)Mention the Soulsteel that we plan on giving her, see if there's anything she can do with it
>>40111887>I'd like to see one of your AbyssalsDoctor in Red and Steel
>>40111887>Doctor in Red and SteelThat's his full name? We've met the others, let's ask to meet him.
>>40111779>enforcing the law based on what we think is rightThat's kind of our job as Queen, it's what were already doing. We just have to make sure what we think is right is just and righteous and not selfish and arrogant.
>>40111887>I have something else to talk to you about. (what?)That soulsteel that we have spare.I'd like to destroy it when all this is done, but... It might well be necessary.
I can't help but notice you guys didn't vote to hug the girl. I am disapoint>>40111820The literal function of a ruler, rather.
>>40111887>Say goodbye and leave.
>>40111946>I can't help but notice you guys didn't vote to hug the girl. I am disappointWe're still here, might as well give her a quick kiss too.
>>40111887>Hug the Tyrant>>I have something else to talk to you about (the Soulsteel and if she can do something for the trapped souls)>I'd like to see one of your Abyssals: Doctor in Red and Steel and the person in charge of coordinating your forces with ours.
>>40111946Anon, Maka doesn't do hugs, she kisses. Hugs are for other quests.
>>40112048FIIINEkiss the girl, then.
>>40111907Seconding. Let's see what her/our options are.
>>40112048no, we hug our husband and wife and our kidswe're not a hugslut, just a regular holy slut
>>40111887>(Fair warning, Ghost Eating Technique is Twilight 4. But Ghost-Cutting Attack is only Twilight 2)That's 35 XP total, 10 for GCA, 6 for Twi 3, 9 for Twi 4, and then 10 again for GET.We should talk to UCS, see if he knowsany cheaper way to deal with the Silver Prince.
>>40111813You mean like how Five Days Darkness is the nicest god ever and still a Creature of Darkness because Sol can't help but hate him?
>>40111369>You smile confidently. "You're wrong. Kindness isn't weakness. It's true strength.">"Why is that?" She challenges you.>In response, you simply point at her. "Because we're here, in the same room, after all."Besides the successes, can I say that was a simple, but very compelling argument? Maka said very little, but hit straight to the point. She talks gud
>>40112143Soc 5 + Zenith 5 mean something besides just 10 dice.
>>40111369>"Love is a power stronger than any army or sorcery.">With a heart of overflowing love.>I am Sailor ZenithWe need PCP and to have a conversation with Radiant
>>40111887>Mention the soul steel, then hug and make outs with her
You let that soak in a bit."...Tyrant?""Yes?" She asks, but her voice sounds heavier now, like it comes from within a deep well."We have... We've stripped the ships we captured of their Soulsteel. Can you do anything about it?"She stares at you for a few seconds, without understanding your point. "I can call the Doctor in Red and Steel. He'd be happy to use it, I imagine.""I, uh. I meant if there's any way to free the souls trapped within?" You ask back."No. Not to the best of my knowledge." And here she dashes your hopes. "It might be destroyed but that would not free the souls therein, merely condemn them to eternal Oblivion."Well, there goes that idea. "...Can it still be put to good use?"She nods towards the chamber's door. "Ask him. You will find him in his rooms, I imagine. One of my servants will accompany you." Right, her servants. At first you hadn't noticed them, but you you can see them. You recognize them, even. They're the ghostly maids attending to her, and you met a few of them the first time you visited. You can see one of them bow to the Tyrant, and step towards you, transitioning to material with a sudden flash of color. But, you could see her even before she manifested.Bit by bit, maybe, after all that exposure to demons and ghosts, your body is learning to read Essence to see immaterial and unmanifested beings, you reason.The dainty ghost bows to you and motions you to follow her, and you do so, along a trail snaking through the bowels of the mechanical ship, until you reach a heavy metal door at the end or a corridor. A sign with "DO NOT DISTURB" hangs in front of it.>Knock>Open>Try to sneak in (p+n)>You guess you'll try later.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40112352>Try to sneak in (p+n)Surprise Maka sex incoming.
>>40112352>Slap the maid's butt in gratitude.>Open
>>40112352>>KnockI wonder what the doc looks like.We know he's a guy, right?
>>40112416I think so yes.
>>40112352>Knock>Open regardless of answer
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40112352>Knock
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>40112352>Slap the maid's butt in gratitude.>Try to sneak in (p+n)>>40112416Yeah, I think he is a dude, he was referred as male before.
>>40112352>Doctor in Red and SteelHe is Ironman, isn't he?
>>40112352>OpenThe Doctor in red and steel is Dexter.Maka is Deedee
>>40112352>Knock and bust in anyway
You give a playful slap on the ghost maid's backside as a sign of thanks, then knock on the door. The noise produced is hollow and eerie."WAIT!" You hear an almost panicked response coming from inside, followed by rustling, things falling to the ground, and rushed, steel-clad footsteps.You give a quizzical look at the maid, who just responds with a might shrug. "He doesn't like us entering his room unannounced, either.">Wait for him to come and open the door.>Enter immediately.>Wait for him to finish whatever is going on there, then enter.>(Other?)
>>40112610>>Wait for him to finish whatever is going on there, then enter.
>>40112610>>Enter immediately.We announced ourselves and he has nothing to worry about being naked, probably.
>>40112610>Enter immediately.Was he fapping? He was fapping, wasn't he?
>>40112610>The noise produced is hollow and eerie.But! It makes a noise. That's important.>Enter immediately.
>>40112610>Wait for him to come and open the door.
>>40112610>Wait for him to finish whatever is going on there, then enter.Okay, I think I get it.He wears something really badass or intimidating whenever he appears in public eye, but he's a scrawny nerd or something beneath it, and he doesn't want people to see.
>>40112610>Wait for him to finish whatever is going on there, then enter.we probably shouldn't immediately disturb the crazy abyssal scientist
>>40112610Either he was performing an incredibly delicate experiment and is securing his materials, or he needs to hide his porn.I suppose we should err on the side of caution in either case>Wait for him to come and open the door.
>>40112610>>Wait for him to come and open the door.
>>40112610>Enter immediately.not even an eep or something from the maid? They must be used to being molested.
(brief AFK, sorry)
>>40112840(Maybe she just likes when Maka does it.)Without a moment of hesitation, you slam the door open.The room beyond is completely filled. Libraries full of books, tables full of alchemical vials and magitech components, walls full of slots and circuits and strange machinery. Somewhere you even see a bed, a messy and unkempt thing.A man dressed in red, who was walking around the room in distress, rolls behind a table as soon as you open the door, out of line of sight. "I SAID WAIT!" He protests."I waited." You reply, walking in.You can hear him messing around with something as you walk up to the table to see what's up. "ONE SECOND AND A HALF DOESN'T COUNT AS WAITING."He tries to keep out of sight of you, but finally you overtake him, just as he finishes applying a black steel mask gilded with gold on his face."Aw.""Who the hell are- You're Maka, aren't you?" He scows at you, fists balled up, "My fame precedes me. Doctor in Red and Steel, I presume.""What do you want." He replies, still surly.>I've got Soulsteel for you.>This is no way to treat a guest.>Can I see you without the mask?>I wanted to ask you something. (what?)>(other)
>>40113122>This is no way to treat a guest.>Can I see you without the mask?
>>40113122>>Can I see you without the mask?Promise we won't make faces
>>40113122>This is no way to treat a guest.>Treat me better and I might give you something nice (the soulsteel. Or a blowjob)
>>40113122>>I've got Soulsteel for you.No judgement zone.
>>40113122>I've got Soulsteel and I've been told you can use it.
>>40113122>I've got Soulsteel for you.>Can I see you without the mask?I like him already
>>40113122>>I've got Soulsteel for you.
>>40113122>This is no way to treat a guest.>Treat me better and I might give you something nice
>>40113122>(Maybe she just likes when Maka does it.)Guess we need to greet every maid this way now and test them one by one.>This is no way to treat a guest.
>>40113122>I've got Soulsteel for you.>Can I see you without the mask?
>>40113122>(other)"I gotta say, I am digging the ambiance of your place here."
>>40113122>>(other)"Peace, peace, I'm not looking to fight. I've meet the other deathknights and I was just curious to see what you were like."
>>40113318He is not threatening her or trying to start a fight.
"This is no way to treat a guest." You reply with a smirk."You're not a guest, you're an intruder." He replies, hostile. "This is my room, my laboratory, the one place I can relax and unwind, and you're infringing on my privacy and in my personal space. Get out."You let your smirk grow into a full-grin. "Can I see you without the mask?""GET OUT. NOW!" He replies, pointing at the door with one hand as he forcibly turns you around with the other and begins to shove you out.>Let him "guide" you out.>Alright, sorry. Seriously, I needed to talk to you about something. (what?)>I want to see you without your mask. (s+z) (pleading/polite/threatening/seductive)>(other?)
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40113375>I want to see you without your mask.seductive
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40113375>Alright, sorry. Seriously, I needed to talk to you about something. (what?)Soulsteel
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40113375>>I want to see you without your mask. (s+z) (pleading/polite/threatening/seductive)Seductive
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>40113375>Alright, sorry. Seriously, I needed to talk to you about something. (Soulsteel)
>>40113375>>Alright, sorry. Seriously, I needed to talk to you about something. (what?)Soulsteel salvage!Getting to know the one important person we haven' met yet.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>40113375>I want to see you without your mask. (s+z) (seductive)Oh baby, first abyssal to bed?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40113375>Alright, sorry. Seriously, I needed to talk to you about something. (what?)We can talk about the mask after we've made nice with him, for now talk about the Soulsteel.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40113375>I want to see you without your mask. (s+z) (seductive)Easy peasy
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40113375>I want to see you without your mask. (s+z) (pleading/polite/threatening/seductive)Seductive.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>40113375>>I want to see you without your mask. (s+z) (seductive)I can't not choose this option
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>40113375If Seduce wins we should turn on HSDD and MRP if we don't have that on anymore. Commit them both
Geez, dice suddenly turned into shit. Can we use a charm here? HSDD?
>>40113375>Let him "guide" you out.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>40113375>Alright, sorry. Seriously, I needed to talk to you about something. (what?)Soulsteel>>40113501Clearly a sign that the time is not yet upon us to seduce the chuuni abyssal
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40113501A few we can use in general. MRP for dice, HSDD won't help with the dice, but we should turn it on anyway, we could use Talking to the Heart but that will make us flare if we do.
>>40113375>alright, sorry. Seriously though needed to talk to you about something.Soulsteel.
Rolled 1 (1d10)Looks like we wasted all our dice on the Tyrant
>>40113501Sure, let's use them. Commit, even.
>>40113604Yeah you're right.
"Alright, wait, wait, sorry, sorry." You lift your hands to calm him down. "I was hear to talk about the Soulsteel. I just thought I'd tease you a bit.""Soulsteel?" He stops. "Oh, from the Bodhisattva's ships. You have someone stripping them down?""Yes, but she can't work it. Well, and doesn't want to either.""Better that way." He replies, dragging a chair and sitting down on it. Now that you look at him better, his face doesn't seem to be damaged or anything, and the mask only covers around his eyes, which seem normal. Either it's just a fashion statement, or, if it's covering some mark or deformity, it's entirely hidden by it and therefore very localized. "People who try to mess with Soulsteel without knowing how to work it tend to lose fingers.""...There really is no way to release the souls, is there?""...Oh, you're one of those people." He replies, apparently amused by your question. "No, no there isn't. They're Soulsteel forever.""Can you put it to good use?" You ask him."I certainly can." You see his eyes gleam."Let me be clear." You point out. "I'm doing this only because this way you won't have to kill more people to forge them into Soulsteel.""Yeah, I know of your weird ideas about my mistress." He nods condescendingly. "Don't worry, whatever you're planning to do with her, I'm not gonna get in your way. Not unless she orders me to, at least. And, technically, when you forge them they're already dead."(cont.)
"You know what I meant." You reply."Right, right." He nods. "You might appreciate that we haven't killed or soulforged anyone since Mistress met you for the first time.""That's not been a very long time.""You gotta start somewhere I guess." He replies. "And hey, if I can get Soulsteel without all the hassle of the harvest and the mess of the cleanup, that's even better in my book.""Alright." You nod. "Now, let's see what you look like without that mask."[Soc + Zen = 7 5 5 3 3 9 1 5 6 6 5 1 1 = 2 successes]He pulls his head away from you. "Not a chance.""Not even for-" You begin, trying to look alluring, but he just cuts you short: "No, not even for sex." He replies, getting straight to the point. "I'd appreciate if you stopped asking as well. It's something personal and I don't want to talk about it with anyone. I'm sure you have something like that too."Memories of the slug incident cross your mind. You nod."Besides, the mask doesn't NEED to come off." You give a long look at him. He winks.>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)>I was just joking! Way to take me seriously.>Shift the discussion to something else. (what?)>Make up an excuse and leave.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)You're on.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)
>>40113856>>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.Lets not be a dick people
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)Which charms improves Maka's bed skills? HSDD? If yes, activate it.
>>40113856>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.We could totally win, but I guess it can wait.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)Ok, now we can use charms?
>>40113856>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.Let's not be mean to people we have to work with
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)Just use everything that is applicable, burst essence..
>>40113856>>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.
>>40113891Actually, this wouldn't be a social attack (you already tried one and failed, by the way. That doesn't mean you can't try again, but if you keep doing social attacks they just lose effectiveness and can turn the target hostile). The roll would be, essentially, a test of physical endurance.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40113856>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>40113856>>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>40113856Dice then
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>40113856Dice>>40113948Ah, that is insteresting to know.
>>40113856>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.
>>40113856>Bring it on. (try to exhaust him, then peek under his mask) (p+z)
>>40113960>>40113937>>40113928>>40113891>>40113881>>40113869>>40113980Okay, why are you being massive assholes to the guy?
(another short AFK, sorry. also, votes are pretty much equal, so i'll try to do a bit of both)
>>40113856>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.Give the man his privacy.
>>40114028because he's an asshole?
>>40114028We are not. And I am very, very curious.
>>40114028Relax. If Maka fails the check, he will be still awake and she won't be able to take a peek.Besides, if he doesn't know, it's alright.
>>40114028We are nto being assholes to him, that would be forcing him to do it.>>40114038>>40114061Vote is over, dudes >>40114032
>>40114094>We are nto being assholes to him, that would be forcing him to do it.So having sex until he is tired/passed out and then taking a peek before he can stop us isn't?
>>40114028Mostly because I want to exhaust him and feel like he is challeging Maka on sex. No one challenges Maka on sex and wins.
>>40114155Your definition of asshole is novel.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>40113856Do we need any mroe dice?
>>40113856>>Alright. I'm open to new experiences.>>Shift the discussion to something else. (what?)To soulsteelThis guy sounds like he would like working with our sharkboy
"Alright." You nod and smile, letting your clothes disappear. "I'm quite open to new experiences, I believe."He almost falls off he chair, taken by surprise. "Whoa. Yo-you don't waste time, do you.You lean in closer. "Why should I? We're both in a rush, right? In times like this..." And closer. "We should keep our entertainment short..." And closer. "And intense."[Phi + Zen = 3 6 7 3 7 7 9 2 9]And you do enjoy it. Doctor in Red and Steel's body is warm and not at all how you suspected an Abyssal would feel, and a far cry from Tyrant's cold embrace. He seems free of fears or suspicion towards you, and is entirely unguarded, save for the mask. That stays on, at all times, firmly secured to the back of his head by strong leather strings.You cannot understand why he would wear it, since the rest of his body seems perfectly healthy and pleasant to the look and touch. This does nothing but increase your curiosity, but you can't find any opening to satisfy it.Still, you end up spending some very pleasant time with each other. As a lover, Doctor is passionate, but rather selfish. Once you get used to it, however, you enjoy toying with him a little bit, as petty vengeance.In the end, your desire to see his unmasked face goes unsatisfied, but you walk out of the experience satisfied in many other ways, especially considering the short time budget you're on.>Return to Tyrant (to ask her about what?)>Pillow talk with Doctor (about what?)>Return to Tianna (and do what?)>(Other?)
>>40114617>Return to Tianna
>>40114617>>Return to Tianna (and do what?)Time to tell everyone the good news about the Silver Prince himself coming.
>>40114617>>(Other?)I want to talk to Feurdelis before we go.If I remember correctly she kinda had a nervous breakdown last time we saw her.
>>40114617>Return to Tianna (and do what?)Let's go see the DB's, we need to talk to Sammy and wake up Smoke soon, especially with Silver Prince on the way.
>>40114617Return to Perl, because its closer.Also, I think we should let Silk start crafting an army guys, we're gonna need it.
>>40114689Wait no, Pearl not Tianna.>>40114690Yeah that too.
>>40114617>Pillow talk with Doctor (about what?)>>Drop by the manse whenever you feel like~>>Ask him what his craft isLet's at least ask him his strong points, so we can match them with Val's or Zaan's.
>>40114617Wow, five successes and it wasn't enough? Well, he is another exalted.>return to Pearl and prepare to visit Dancing Smoke>leave an invitation to the Doc to visit again
>>40114617>Head to PearlLet's go see the DB
>>40114617>Go see Feurdelis
I can't help but think it was a pretty random sexual encounter
>>40114617>Return to Pearl (and do what?)Talk to Samiel and Amata.
Er. Sorry, yeah, i meant Pearl but accidentally wrote Tianna. I'm not in top shape today.>>40114833It was, but that's what people voted for.
>>40114960Seconding>>40114833>>40114995Nothing wrong with that.
>>40114995We just REALLY wanted to know what's under the mask. and sex usually works
>>40114833>>40114995One down and four more to go...
>>40115025And we still don't know what is under the mask. I guess we will have to try again later.
>>40115043Feurdelis and Speaker have to be punished for their earlier conduct, I suppose
>>40114833>>Breaking news, we a slut, and there's nothing wrong with thatEspecially since being a Solar and pregnant means she won't suffer most of the consequences of casual sex
Uh, what caste is Lynne again?
After your quality time with Doctor, and a last visit to Tyrant, you head back to Pearl. It's close enough for you to reach comfortably by foot anyway: You don't want to trouble Speaker for the Dead again for an Ornithopter ride. For various reasons.Once back, you spread the bad news around. Examples of their varied responses are: "I was afraid it'd come to this. But it might be a good chance to catch him in Creation, at a disadvantage, and send him back to the Neverborn. If we're that lucky, then, in that year and one day, we can focus on taking Skullstone apart brick by brick." from Amata, "Good. I really wanted to sock him in the jaw, and that saves the trip" from Tia, and "Oh gods let me out of here she's doing that thing with the tentacles and the body doubles" from Karas.As the sun begins to set, what do you want to do?>I need to see someone. (who?)>Let's take care of everything and prepare for the big day. (timeskip ahead)>(Other?)
>>40114995Hey EF remind me, did Silk need anything to remake her Sword?
>>40115158>I need to see someone. (who?)our DB minions>Oh gods let me out of here she's doing that thing with the tentacles and the body doublesah, it's nice to see that Karas is enjoying himself
>>40115158>>I need to see someone. (who?)Pit stop with Team Dai-Gurr....Dragon Blooded and see how the super prototype is coming along.
>>40115158>>I need to see someone. (who?)Either Dancing Smoke or Pyre Spark if we have the time to train her in something
>>40115165If we give her sword back, she can make an army, right?
>>40115107Changing Moon.>>40115165You need to give her back her literal Sword. It's a glass knife, a physical object you actually own. Reminder: fae are weird.
>>40115158>Go see Samiel and Dancing Smoke>"Oh gods let me out of here she's doing that thing with the tentacles and the body doubles"Silly brother, you are supposed to enjoy your butt being violated.
Give Silk back her sword, and commence the moral choice of more warriors vs brain dead citizens
>>40115158>I need to see someone.Sammy and Smoke, I guess we should take Tia for transport and for muscle if we really need that.
>>40115233Yes, depending on how much Gossamer she has. She'll also probably become much less passive and show a lot more initiative and aggressive traits. Which could be a good or a bad thing.
Jeez did you guys really want to see under the mask that badly? Hopefullly this doesn't become a creepy thing where Maka becomes obsessed with his face for no reason.
>>40115253Unless that's Silk bullying his dick.
>>40115158I still want to do a few things, give Silk her Sword, wake up Smoke, and really I want to pray to UCS before the Silver Prince shows up, especially since we haven't since we got Mentor 5.
>>40115307Indeed. Right Now Silk is leveling like crazy for a Fae due to the mighty persons in her story, she wont as a rule bother investing it in the Sword but still even so with massive boosts in all others. She is around a circle of Solars, a small pack of Lunars, a small rogue dynasty of Dragon Blooded, the Daughter of Ligier, and a few conversations or a trip away from a somewhat survivable Deathlord on a quest to redemption with all her Abyssals and servants and all these people will be in battle with another Deathlord in the culminating battle that would be a massive epic.Remember that the Fae get more powerful the greater their story is, the greater people are woven into it, and we are probably one of the two greatest calsh o characters that could be done in the West now if not all o Creation (we can not know about thing in the Deep Wyld or Autochtonia)So yeah she will start to become massively powerfull, not enough to start her own court but become a Impressive up and coming Fae Lord or Lady.
>>40115338He should also be enjoying that.
After getting routine business out of the way, you check the time and the situation, and meet up with Samiel as he paces through the fortress accompanied by several mortal officers, among them Erman Steelshard, inspecting the defenses and the layout.After a short chat with him, you get to the point."So... did your mom tell you about the thing with Smoke?"He looks at you blankly. "...She said what you'd tell me something about her. What's going on? She was being mysterious even for her standards."Oh wow. Of course he doesn't know anything yet."We... might have to help Dancing Smoke with a thing right before the battle. It's complicated, and it might raise a lot of questions we don't have the energy or the time to answer right now."He's CLEARLY not following you. "What the heck are you talking about, Maka?">Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You want him to do it, now.>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You want him to do it, now. You'll go together.>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You'll do it, now.>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You'll do it, now. You want him to assist.>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. It'll have to be done at the height of the battle, as a surprise.>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. It's up to him whether to do it or not.>Actually, nevermind. Don't worry, she's fine.>(other?)
>>40115489>>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You want him to do it, now. You'll go together.No sense dawdling and he'll be needed during the battle itself.
>>40115489>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. It's up to him whether to do it or not.
>>40115485It's my personal canon that Karas is as gifted in that department as Maka is in the tits department, and the main reason he couldn't get a stable girlfriend was that they were all scared when they first saw the beast.
>>40115489>>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You'll do it, now. You want him to assist.
>>40115489>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You want him to do it, now. You'll go together.
>>40115489>>40115519>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You'll do it, now. You want him to assist.Wait no this one, they looked similar, but I want Maka to pull the lever and Samiel to stay up top and talk to her. She loves him and I'm not actually sure if he could handle the Essence Vent to the face.
>>40115489>>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You'll do it, now. You want him to assist.We spoke to him and smoke about it already, I thought? Or is it specifics time now?
>>40115489Let's both go do this.
>>40115489I'm a little confused, let's both go, Maka will go down to the Essence Vent and Sammy will stay with Dancing Smoke
>>40115489>Tell him about reawakening Smoke's memories. You'll do it, now. You want him to assist.
You take a deep breath. Okay, here goes. "...We can restore Dancing Smoke's memories and powers back to what they were during the First Age."Silence ensues, filled just with him silently looking at you, taking in your words."I'm listening." He urges you to continue."All we have to do is flip a lever. It's inside the volcano, but I can do it.""I can do it too. I'll do it." He says, instinctively."No. You'll have to be on top of the volcano. We talked about this. She might have a fit. She might change personality. She might not be herself anymore. And... I think you can keep her under control better than I could ever do."He closes his eyes, then reopens it. "...Alright. Makes sense." Then: "No, wait, wait, it doesn't. A LEVER?"You HOPED he'd skip over that. "Like I said, it's complicated. Look, you trust me and Amata.""With my life and more." He replies, without any hesitation."Then trust us. We need to do this. And we need to do this now."He slowly shakes his head. "...I guess I'll have to wear that silly getup she had prepared for me for this, right?"You smile and nod. "It would increase our chances.""Goddammit."[END SESSION]
>>40115723Hey that get up is super attractive, you take that back.Thanks for the thread EF.
>>40115723>[END SESSION]It's over!Thanks for the thread again so soon. See you next time.
Base: +2 XPPower of Love: +1 XP5 XP. Getting anything?Reminder that my standards are extremely low and almost any bit of writefaggotry is well accepted (as are drawings of course), and rewarded with either XPs or "arrangements".As usual, for anything there's my twitter and my ask.fm.
>>40115723Cool. What's our XP total at? Can we afford to buy spirit-cutting yet? It'd be super useful if we need to grapple Dancing Smoke into submission.>>40115804Ah, shit. No, nothing on my end. And it looks like we need +5 more XP before we can wrestle with dematerialized spirits.
>>40115804You need to get online more often. I updated the list again.http://pastebin.com/hjqiWx8CIt's set to expire after an hour, so please make a copy.
>>40115804Nothing we can afford it looks like unless we want to buy a language. I don't mind trying to get the next Spirit charm, but I want to talk to UCS before we try and upgrade our Twilight to 4 and buy GET, see if we have any alternatives since we might not be able to afford all of that before the Silver Prince arrives.Thanks again for the thread, see you next time.
Also, tomorrow i got the day entirely free. Or I should, at least. I don't know if I'll run MORE, or take a break, or something'll happen. I'm in the mood to run, but I also don't want to burn myself or, more importantly, you players out.I guess i'll post on the twitter for updates on this, but i'd also like to hear your thoughts.
>>40115884My preference would definitely be for you to run, if you're inclined.
>>40115884I don't expect i'd ever be burned out I have a blast every thread and more of a good thing is always good.If you gotta take a break though do what you gotta do.
>>40115865Alright. You could just have posted a persistent version yourself, though!http://pastebin.com/5WnD47jp
>>40115884I'm up for it if you are, I can't say if I'll always be up to three days in a row though.
>>40115884I know I will never tire of Maka's adventures. There is a lot of things to do in the quest yet, I hope, so keep running as much as you'd like to.
>>40115884>>40115922What this guy said. We don't want you to burn out, but I love these characters and their adventures.Guess that means I need to finish my bit of fiction, though.
Thanks for the thread!
>>40115804>Power of Love: +1 XPMaka will get through to the Tyrant if she can keep that up.
>>40109689Sadly,I arrived 8 hours too late
Gang bang now?
>>40116986With who/what and where? I don't think this will be a good moment for a quick orgy.
>>40117019Just walk out into the street naked and let the plebs take care of it.
>>40117109Ah, that. Probably after all this war business is dealt with and finished.
I really hope we can get Sun King Radiance next thread, so we can give our social defense to all our friends that have a lesser one, considering the Manipulator specced Deathlord coming our way, it would be the greatest widespread contribution we could bring to the whole fight, ensuring that all the low Soc exalted, enlightened mortals and supernatural allies do not get social-fu whammied out of the fight in two or three sentences.
>>40117159Spending a few days out among the common folk getting banged constantly by anything with a dick will be good for the people. Will give them a mortal boost seeing how devoted we are to helping them.
>>40117159>>40117109NEVER!Maka may be slutty as hell when she wants it, but she is not Trashy.The only time we did it with complete strangers when we incited a full on ritual parade orgy that had a whole congregation participate. But that is professional.Maka does not do it for the sex imho, but for the greater emotional connection. So for Maka to have sex with someone she has to want to get a greater connection, be it because she wants to give and receive affection or because she is intrigued.
>>40117246>not wanting to establish a greater connection with Pearl's populace or give them her affectionPls.While I agree that >>40117223 exaggerates, I am not too against the idea
>>40117246... Sorry but I would vote for it, it's my fetish after all.
So, we're going to give Silk her sword back tomorrow right?
>>40117286Maybe. I trust Silk, but I don't want her to grow aggressive/assertive. Or maybe I want, I don't know.I have an idea about Silk's future, but I am unsure if it will be accepted.
>>40117338Meh, she's technically a creature of darkness so ECSJ will work on her, so keeping her in line isn't going to be hard.What is your plan?
>>40117109>>40117223Fuck no. We resolved in-character fucking ages ago that we're still going to screw tons of people, but not as impersonally as getting screwed by an anonymous crowd. Or do you not remember the festival? From now on, it's only significant people whom we personally know - favored mortals, other exalts, that kind of thing.
>>40117389Something that I need EF to explain to me before I can actually discuss it with him. It's about her nightmare inducing feeding.
>>40117389>she's technically a creature of darknessI don't think she is, actually. I thought Shaped Fae weren't CoDs.
>>40117437I remember that orgy. I loved it
>>40117437I remember the festival, it was great.
>>40117461I'm glad to hear it. But Maka didn't. She resolved in-character not to do anything quite like that ever again.
>>40117476That's her stance on the issue NOW, but whats to keep her from changing her mind about it again?
>>40117493Just let it go before another argument happens. I am sure we don't nede a repeat of it.If another orgy like that happens again, great; if it doesn't, tough luck.
>>40117493Dude, just leave it. Maka's a high-Integrity Solar. Once she's resolved to do things, she doesn't flip flop every few weeks.