After a few more minutes of calm and silence, where the only sounds are your labored breathing and the slightly quieter breathing of your two friends. Tamamo is sitting in what looks to be a very formal position, her hands kneading the fabric of her makeshift dress.Sree spends the time running her wingtips across your hair, while she does her best to maintain a happy demeanor. It’s all you can do not to try and get back to your feet, but every time you attempt such a thing, both girls unite and push you back down. In the end, you resign yourself to waiting for the potion to run its course.Once the final measure of pain fades away from your abdomen you sit up. Once again both girls move to stop you, but you place your hands on their heads and climb the rest of the way to your feet. “I’m fine now.” You say. “See?” You pull aside the bloody remains of your of tunic, revealing smooth skin.The skin where you were stabbed is lighter than the rest, with a bit of scar tissue forming, but you figure that’s better than having an actual whole in your stomach.With a sigh, you retrieve your weapons and cast a glance over the assorted bodies of the murlocks. All they have are poory made spears, though, if you wanted to you could break off the heads and bring them back to town to sell. Murlocks (and most aquatic monsters and Monsters for that matter) use a type of metal that is actually sharper underwater than in the air. People who want to MacGyver their equipment like having weapons made out of the stuff, because if you put water on the blade you’re basically sharpening it.[1/2]
>>40590706But you can worry about that later, for now there’s a dungeon to clear.All that’s left, according to the keplies, are the spiders in the passageway, and the Murlock Chieftain. As the door to the inner sanctum is still shut, you assume he hasn’t noticed that all of his subordinates are dead and gone. The girls finished off the wounded murlocks while you were resting. They did so with extreme prejudice. So that leaves you with two options of how to proceed. You can deal with the spiders, which the kelpies said they could deal with, or head on into the inner sanctum and finish this.>Spiders>Open the doors
>>40590736>Open the doors loot! hopefully.
>>40590736>>Open the doorsDon't want him to come out suddenly.
>Open the doorsDon't want chieftain dude getting curious about why his boys aren't making any noise outside the chamber...Though I notice I'm the only one here right now.
>>40590736>Open the doorsBest to get the nasty part done first.
That was sudden.
>>40590773>>40590778>>40590786Guess the IP tracker thing took a bit to update.
>>40590773>>40590778>>40590783>>40590786Yeah calling it for doors. Here we go. One final effort and all that.
>>405907061 week gone, and I'm lost beyond comprehension.
>>40590845Well.... I did run seven threads (including this one) in as many days. One secImportant information:Twitter: @argentorumArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=RE%3A+Human+QuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/TYYV4u7rHere's the archive and some other important information.
>>40590736Sword in hand, friends by your side, you approach the large double doors that bar the way to the inner sanctum of the temple.You rest a hand on the intricate engravings on the door. Like everything else in the temple, they bring to mind flowing water. In the center of the door is a simple keyhole. You insert the key and turn it easily, the locks still not rusted after years of disuse.You push the doors open, and they glide soundlessly apart until they strike the walls with a resounding bang. You march in with your blade resting lightly on your shoulder. Sree swoops through the large door, and circles up once more to the vaulted ceiling.You hope the two remaining merlocks therein feel uneasy with a natural predator overhead.And there are two merlocks, which is a bit of a crimp in your plans, but, at this point, you’re almost past caring. This temple has taken far too long to clear out already and you are ready to finish this fight one way or another.You draw to a stop a short distance away from the Chieftain, and the much smaller cloaked figure of a warlock. Ha, a merlock warlock. That will be an interesting thing to kill.The way the room is set up, there’s no way for you to sneak up on them, especially because they already know you’re here. But your dramatic entrance did serve a purpose. Tamamo went unseen by both Merlocks, now she’s hiding in the corner of the room, even you can barely make her out.Both of the Merlocks are growling at you now, as you spin your sword into an easy ready positing.>Try and convince them to give up and leave>Fall upon then and kill them both.>Other
>>40591200>Try and convince them to give up and leave
>>40591200decisions, decisions>Try and convince them to give up and leave
>>40591200>>40590867I'm still catching up, so in the event of a fight:>cast spells, draw the Chieftain to go for melee>Let this Tamamo person ambush the warlock
>Try and convince them to give up and leaveSuppose I'll be the third, though I'm heading to bed now. G'night, anons.
>>40591269"Tamamo Person" You mean adorable fox.
>>40591200>Fall upon then and kill them both.but use !magic!
>>40591200>Fall upon then and kill them both
>>40591200>Fall upon then and kill them both.
>>40591200>Try and convince them to give up and leave>>40591307>>40591312>>40591327And here we see the typical Muderhobo!
>>40591200>>Fall upon then and kill them both.
>>40591346Murderhobo* Fuck you keyboard
>>40591346>>40591274>>40591249>>40591215>>40591361>>40591327>>40591312>>40591307Tied apparently. Another vote?
>>40591378It's calling for samefaggoting, Talk it out was in the lead for most of the time though
>>40591346I'm more thinking in terms of we killed all of their mates, the kelpies are weak (possible revenge). I say clean them up.
>>40591378Just roll a d2
>>40591378Well since no one is voting. I'm going to go for diplomancing first, and if that doesn't work you get to fight anyway.Roll me 1d100, and add whatever arguments you want to use.Better arguments lower the dc
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>40591426
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>40591426
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>40591426
>>40591430>>40591436>>40591452Well then... Adria should never do negotiations.
>>40591430>>40591436>>40591452She is truly an American, even in death.
>>40591430>>40591436>>40591452And with no arguments, no bonuses or lowering of the DC.Good going, guys.
>>40591430>>40591436>>40591452In the interest of time, I'm just gonna say you fail, unless someone comes up with a just amazing write in for why the Merlocks should leave.Baring that, what do you want to do for combat?
>>40591467Adria does not negotiate with Merlocks
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>40591426"It's just you and him. I killed the brute, we killed your warriors, and we'll kill you if you don't leave right now. I doubt even the goddess will approve of your shenanigans.
>>40591471I don't see YOU coming up with a plan jackass
>>40591472Imbue our sword and rush the warlock.The Chief will invariably try to intercept us, and we can let him.With that distraction, Sree and Tamamo can get the Warlock; Sree diving at him to get him on the defensive, and Tamamo putting a dagger in his kidneys from behind.
>>40591472Lightning, then Imbue, be the spellsword you always could be Adria.
>>40591494That's because I want to kill these two, so I see no point in helping you shits out.
>>40591524Then why are you bitching? Are you a faggot?
>>40591544I'm point out how the people who wanted to talk things out have nothing worthwhile to say.
>>40591544>Are you a faggot?Quite obvious that he is
Alright, lets make this concise. Adria is apparently best murder hobo>open up with lightning and imbue. Make them do the leg work>Charge the Warlock, so the Chief intercepts, your friends cherry pick the caster.
>>40591579>Charge the Warlock, so the Chief intercepts, your friends cherry pick the caster.
>>40591579>open up with lightning and imbue. Make them do the leg work
>>40591579>>Charge the Warlock, so the Chief intercepts, your friends cherry pick the caster.
>>40591579>Charge the Warlock, so the Chief intercepts, your friends cherry pick the caster
>>40591579Open up with lightning, target the mage, then imbue your sword. Chief should charge you so get set, and let your friends work on the mage.
Always geek the mage first.
>>40591579>open up with lightning and imbue. Make them do the leg workAs a Mage we have the comfort of space.Perhaps call to Sree to attack the warlock
>>40591579And we're tied again.1-Charge2-Lighting
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>40591682
>>40591682>>40591688I always forget my dice.Thank you! Writing.
>>40591682It really bugs me that you keep saying lighting
>>40591689>>40591705>>40591708No it's not final destination. Magic has it.>>40591716What should I call it?
>>40591723anon was saying you keep mistyping lightning as lighting,unless we can cast lasers or something
>>40591723LightNingor thunder>>40591743or laser magic
>>40591743>>40591758ah my bad. Will do my best to stop making such typos in the future.
>>40591758Thunder is sound, Become a bass mage, pulverize them with sound. Oooh what about gravity magic?
>>40591802We're already a lightning mage, Also sound magic is shit
>>40591823fair enough, sound magic is kind of useless in a lot of situations.Though I think the idea of being just a lightning mage kind of limiting ourselves, variety is the spice of murder after all.
>>40591200You open your mouth to say something, anything really, to convince the two monsters in front of you to give up, go home, and let this all come to an end.The word that comes out of your mouth is. “Die!” The stress must really be getting to you.But all the same your left hand snaps out, firing off a bolt of lightning at your foes, even as you send another burst of it coursing down your blade. The Warlock slams his staff into the ground, and water erupts from the side channels. Your spell impacts the shield harmlessly, diffusing into the ground.You’re forced to abandon the lightning bolt as the chieftain charges you, rusted sword held high. You just point at the wizard, letting your friends know who to target.Sree dives, racking her claws across the Warlocks outstretched arms. Tamamo’s arrow, on the other hand, goes wide. Then the chief is upon you, sword arcing down.>Dodge>Counter>Surge (The spell you used against the Brute)>>40591823>>40591851You can learn other elements, you just haven't goon looking or had the oportunity yet.
>>40591851Sound Magic for stealth, deception, and morale control.We don't need it very urgently.
>>40591895>Dodgeremember mister piccolo's training
>>40591899Mix earth, air and fire for really big dust explosions.
>>40591895>Bladelock>Course electricity, make him drop his sword>Spit in his face and do a kick
>>40591895>>Bladelock>>Course electricity, make him drop his sword>stab that fuck
>>40591895>DodgeSurge is close range lightning on roids yes?
>>40591895>DodgeGet some better positioning.Also, did he block a lightning bolt with water? I know it's magic, but how does that even work?
>>40591936sandy area wind magic + fire molten glass everywhere!
>>40591958Pure water is an insulant.Salt water conducts.
>>40591974...huh. Learned something new today.
>>40591958the current follows the water if its not pure, it wouldnt really go through it to him, might evaporate some water though, also pure water is an insulator.
>>40591958>>40591974This.It more technical terms. The water and the ground it was touching had a lower electric potential than the air on the other side, so the lightning bolt went down.>>40591963>>40591958>>40591954>>40591954>>40591926Calling for dodge1d100+6
>>40591985That's high school chemistry.
Rolled 100 + 6 (1d100 + 6)>>40592001ded
Rolled 49 + 6 (1d100 + 6)>>40592001
Rolled 9 + 6 (1d100 + 6)>>40592001
Rolled 40 + 6 (1d100 + 6)>>40592001
>>40592023well, Uh....I think you're right.
>>40592023Yes, The chieftain is dead
>>40592008Yeah, high school was some odd years when it came to chemistry and biology. We couldn't keep a teacher for some reason. Kept cycling through subs. Not a great school, really.
>>40592023SHIT'S ABOUT TO GET DEAD UP IN HERE!
If we had voted Counter (I voted dodge) I feel like that would've been ballgame right there. As it stands...what happened, do we get like...bullet time/Witch Time/slo-mo instant reaction cool shit?
>>40591985It's called an electrolyte for a reason.
>>40592072I think it rammed head first into the wall.
>>40591895You skip lightly out of the way, a grin forming on your face as his sword cleaves through the space you just were, all you did was move half a foot to the side and it was as good as if he missed you by a mile. Well… not quite as good, for him anyway. The rusty sword it’s the ground with a shower of sparks, and you respond with some sparks or your own.Well, that’s kind of a euphemism, for a lightning sword to the face. Not your fault though, really the merlock shouldn’t have left his guard wide open. He also shouldn’t have come to this temple, or brought a bunch of mooks with spears or a brute that slams people into walls. Because then you would have needed to deal with all of his gods forsaken bullshit.Really, if you get right down to the heart of the matter, the poor chieftain really shouldn’t have been born.Good thing that you’re correcting that minor mistake right now, with a lightning sword full of win right through the brain case.The bastard is dead before he even knows what’s happening.It’s smooth, effortless, elegant. Well, as elegant as a two handed sword can be. Especially because the blade shears right through and pops out the other side without any trouble at all.With a yank the sword comes out, and you advance on the Warlock.He’s busy trying to defend himself from your friends. How quaint.You’re done. So is he actually, he just doesn’t know it yet.[1/2]
>>40592264In fact, you don’t really think he ever knows it, as you take his head off of his shoulders with a single sweep of your blade. Really, this moment couldn’t have been more perfect if it was scripted.You weren’t even planning on hitting him back even! You were just going to let him spend his energy in a wild swing, and then blow him up with lightning after he made a fool of himself. Though, you suppose you shouldn’t mind that the two of them made fools out of themselves much faster than you anticipated.That’s life. Or rather, that’s death for you.You feel like you have the right to talk about it.With a weary smile, you sheath the sword on your back. “Quest finished.” And you dare anyone. ANYONE in the multiverse, to tell you different.“Actually child.” A soft voice calls from the throne (the previously empty throne at the center of the room). “There is one last thing that bears talking about.” Oh gods damn it all.You turn. Sitting there is a woman, dressed in blue gossamer and silk which seems to ripple across her form like waves on a beach. Or perhaps like someone took all the rivers on the world, and wove them into thread just so they could spin the perfect dress.You blink once, this is… unexpected.“Fishy?” Sree asks, landing on your shoulder. “What are you looking at? No one’s there.”Okay, so, thanks to the crit. We finished the battle much faster than originally intended. We can either call it here, or finish off this bit.I’m pretty damn tired, but if you all are willing to stick around. I’ll push through and wrap up this arc tonight. So, who's up for potentially at least one more hour before we finally end things for the night?
>>40592287>Okay, so, thanks to the crit.No problem, I am getting mediocre luck in my other quest right now.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm...I'm thinkin' we can call it. Good cliffhanger-y spot.
>>40592287I'm good with either or really. Do whatever is best for you I say
>>40592287Im willing though it's still up to you, if you need sleep go ahead, you're spoiling us.
>>40592287Your choice whether to call it here or not really, Do what's best for your health though
>>40592287Call it, close up shop and start tomorrow's plot with a full nights sleep.This sounds like a lot of plot suddenly.
>>40592287I'm up for it.
>>40592287I'm good either way.Just don't push yourself too hard.
>>40592328Ah yes there's the rub. I might not run tomorrow.===So I said I was up for it, but the more I think about it, the more I realize how long this dialogue is gonna end up being... there's a lot of just talking that has to happen for both of you to be in character, and I'm not sure if I can do it justice right now.And then there's also the compass and everything which needs to be addressed before you can truly finish the dungeon.Okay, well, thank you for being so understanding everyone! But that's gonna be it for tonight.10 hours after we started this afternoon, I declare RE: Human Quest episode six to be ended. And I will do my best to run again tomorrow.Or baring that, Monday evening.How'd it go friends?I will stay around for a bit to answer questions and everything. Any that I miss I'll look at in the archive tomorrow.
>>40592392Pretty damn well, barring the dice shenanigans- and you said that was under construction, so...yeah! Kudos!
>>40592392pretty cool. Thanks for running.
>>40592392went well, no complaints.Thanks for running.
>>40592392Damn good, You did a good job, Other than the dc vs dice rolling problem you ran into everything was pretty good
Just a thought.Maybe instead of a flat DC, or rolling a d100 for the enemy, you could give them a smaller custom die, depending on the difficulty of the creature.(D60 for mooks, d80 for soldiers, d100s for bosses, etc.)
>>40592473That would only REALLY work if you eliminated crits for the mooks and soldiers. still, nice thought