Welcome to the inaugural thread for Blackguard Quest! May evil prevail! Now then, Choose your start!>Alone, traveling through the countryside looking for a decent lair to make your base of operations>You've managed to conceal your dark power, and sign up as a fighter in an amateur adventuring group about to enter it's first dungeon>Running from something a hell of a lot more scary than you>In jail. your first attempt at evil didn't go so well, and the adventurer's who captured you and brought you to this little village are currently mocking you from outside your cell.
>>40623401>In jail. your first attempt at evil didn't go so well, and the adventurer's who captured you and brought you to this little village are currently mocking you from outside your cell.
>>40623401>>You've managed to conceal your dark power, and sign up as a fighter in an amateur adventuring group about to enter it's first dungeon
>>40623401Fighter in adventureing group
>>40623401>Running from something a hell of a lot more scary than youPlay the lesser evil. Forced to defeat greater evil. Get mistaken for good guy. Try not to cry. Cry a lot.
>>40623401Current rules! note that some of these are subject to change, especially the dice. cause fuck /tg/ dice.>10 minute voting period, may be extended in case of clever write-ins>Write-ins are ALWAYS a valid options I don't care if you're just going to sleep, if you have a write-in, you can vote for it.>Try not to bitch at people for namefaggin. I'll restrict it if it becomes a problem but right now I don't care.>d100 for dice rolls unless told otherwise, counting the first three.
>>40623401>>You've managed to conceal your dark power, and sign up as a fighter in an amateur adventuring group about to enter it's first dungeonI would like to start this way. Just read the previous thread and i have wanted something like this for a while, and was thinking about starting a similar quest later. Good luck Eclipse.
>>40623500Thank you, I'll try not to suck ass. constructive criticism is always welcome, I'm not gonna pretend I'm Tolkien.
>>40623500>>40623455>>40623442>>40623430Looks like fighter takes it, writing. gonna give you bit of set-up, and then throw a backstory/chargen cutscene at you. you won't have much control over your actual actions during it to prevent you never falling, but i'll give you some stuff to do.
>>40623513 Don't worry if this is your first quest, just try to act natural and write what feels right and be smart about it and try not to worry too much. If i see anything glaringly bad i will constructively point it out, otherwise i will do my best to be supportive. Once again good luck and god speed Eclipse.
Just to be sure: the MC is a guy, right?
>>40623669Probably.I mean the OP pic it looks manly enough, not like the world is lacking in female blackguard pics. (No really there are plenty.)
>>40623669As long as we're not futa, I don't even care.
>>40623669Maybe there will be a choice for it in chargen later?Of course, we could all yell at each other now about it before coming to no consensus at all and save ourselves some time later on.
The sun beats down on your helmet, a brilliant golden disc in the sky, standing in front of the entrance to your first dungeon, the goblins guarding the little wooden door leading into the hill dead at your feet, your weapon covered in their blood. it's a good feeling, a feeling of accomplishment. At least, it would be, if the dwarf and the bard would stop arguing for one blasted second!"For the last time, no you may not use my lute to break down the door!" "Ah c'mon, it's solid wood, It'll probably take a coupla whacks.""No appreciation for art! That's your problem!"They won't. shut. up. Why in the hells did you ever think this was a good idea? "That's quite enough out of both of you," the leader of your party, a tall bronze-skinned man named Bregnest says, stepping between the squabbling idiots and sheathing his greatsword behind him. "We're here to kill the goblins, not each other. Fuldo, I expect you to leave Amerith alone from now on, his magic is useful enough without you using his instrument as a blunt weapon." "Ah but sir," The rogue adds, sliding his way into the conversation, "Surely the dwarf has a point, we are supposed to be killing goblins, and his music will alert everyone in the cave." You like the rogue, he's at least smart enough to not try and steal from you. "The cave isn't very large if what the village headman told us was true, and we'll need Amerith's enchantments in a fight." says bregnest, in a tone that clearly ends the discussion.Fuldo, the squat dwarf who smells of cheap ale, scoffs, and thumps away from the overly-dressed elf in disgust, pulling out his battleaxe and approaching the door.Why did you ever team up with these idiots? the leader you can tolerate, and the rogue at least doesn't talk much. You suppose it all goes back to that day. that day when you found out everything you knew was a lie.>>40623669>>40623696>>40623706>>40623724There'll be a choice in chargen.
>>40623724But anon making sure that after long discussion we have come to the conclusion that we Have not come to a consensus is standard /tg/ fare.
>>40623750>>40623750 Are you continuing this post then? Maybe put cont. for continuing or something. Otherwise where is the greentext choices?
We should establish how we're going to play the character now rather than play him as bipolar crazy. Things like under what circumstances will he stab his allies in the back, what are limits of evil he'll be doing (like killing an innocent that stands in the way, burn an orphanage then incriminate an opposing cultist, sexually molest and/or torture prisoners...), how we ensure loyalty of minions and allies (fear, respect, greed, deception...), how fickle or true to our word we are, whether we value wealth over power etc...
>>40623810Let's wait for our backstory and motivation first.
>>40623810See >>40623760. Our character will forever be a schizophrenic wreck that only makes the worst decisions ever.That said, even if we can't come to a consensus on anything else, I think we can all agree on the following:All the votes for the choice that beat out mine are samefagged!Making my actions have negative consequences is shitty QMing! Stop railroading me!Above all, we're NOT going to make our character a fucking kender.
>>40623750Fire, screaming, ash and death. everywhere you turn, people are dieing, being cut down like wheat before a scythe, the bandits are everywhere, hacking and slashing with long cruel swords, taking everything they can carry, and burning the rest. so much pointless death, the corpses piled high in some places, you recognize them, they're your family, your friends, everybody you knew and loved, your mother stares up at you with blank eyes, her life long since flown through the gaping slash across her chest. your house burns, a brilliant red-golden flame that snaps and crackles, mocking you with faces in the fire.*BANG BANG BANG!*you wake up, your sheets a tangled mess, and your body covered with cold sweat. It had been so real, you could've touched them, you swear it! The knocking comes again, loud and persistent at your door. the voice of the drill instructor booms into your ears, "GET YOUR LAZY ARSE OUT OF BED INITIATE! YOUR CEREMONY IS TODAY AND THE OLD MEN AREN'T GONNA WAIT FOR YOU!" Your ceremony, shit. you had forgotten, today was the day you join the ranks of your order, as a fully-fledged paladin.You are>Male>FemaleYour name is>write-in>>40623797shit, forgot, if I ever don't give you greentext just assume I'm writing more.
>>40623847Yeah fuck kenders.
>>40623847Your character is human for now
>>40623874Forgot to say, in addition to this, I don't care about the name.
>>40623863>Femalecan think of no good name though
>>40623863>MaleThinking on the name
>>40623863>Alex Branwen>No one knows. We're androgynous as fuck. Secretly we're actually the gender which would otherwise have won.
>>40623863Fuckstick O'Houlighan the ThirdHermaphrodite
>>40623920if it get's backing i'll write it.
Bob for the name either way
>>40623863Alright I think it's pretty safe to say male won.Your name is>Faustus>Avitus>Lavataios>Alex Branwen>write-inYour psychical description (hair color, height etc.) is>write-in, I'll do it for you if you can't get a reasonable consensus.
>>40623863I like Avitus better as AvistusEither way i will vote for it.Also.>Obviously a male
>>40624013>Avistus>Black hair, medium short length.>Eye color brown>Height 6'2
>>40624013Avitus FaustTall dude with short black hair and blue eyes. Not HUEG but fit, kinda wiry.
>>40624013>Lavataios>write-in5'10 to 6'2 in height, average weight, brown hare, hazel eyes.
>>40624013Obviously the solution is to mash everything together.>Avitus Faustus Branwen de la VatioAlso, we look generic as fuck, other than the fact that our size is permanently locked at BIGGER THAN YOU.
>>40624013Avistusblack hairbrown eyes5ft 4inchwirymanlet evil!
>>40624057Seconding the name, don't give a shit about the description.
>>40624013>>Avitus>Your psychical description (hair color, height etc.) isI spent 5 minutes looking for an appropriate image. This is all I found.
>>40624057>>40624013kind of like this one
>>40624013 We could always use what the D&D name generator thought would be a good name for a male human blackguard. Jamwad tigersoul.
>>40624013He should look something like Vass but with more little more muscle build
>>40624057>>40624088This but with head hair.Supportan!>Avistus better with that second s.
>>40624090<-same >>40624088...ok name stays scratch the apperance we need to look like Joseph D. Kucan.
>>40624013Eh, I would have liked a female character. AnywaySome explanation on those names:>Avitus"From a Roman family name which meant "ancestral" in Latin. This was the name of an emperor who briefly reigned over the western Roman Empire in the 5th century. It was also the name of several saints, including a 6th-century bishop of Vienne.">Faustus"Roman cognomen meaning "auspicious, lucky" in Latin. It was borne by several early Christian saints."Also the latinized name of Doctor Faust.>>LavataiosCouldn't find anything>Alex BranwenBranwen: "Means "beautiful raven" from Welsh bran "raven" and gwen "fair, white, blessed". In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is the sister of the British king Bran and the wife of the Irish king Matholwch."
>>40624013>>Avitus6'2, wiry black hair of medium length, Cold, blue eyes, and we well-kept goatee. Strong, average weight, has the strength to back up his contempt for idiots.
>>40624126Note: Faust means "fist" in German
>>40624161I didn't sign up for this.
>>40624013Well that was quick, looks like the most popular answer for a name is>Avitus Faustphysical description:Taller than average height, short-cropped black hair and blue eyes Piercing blue, or ice blue. vote on it, this shit's importantFit build, wiry, but with some definite muscle.This won't actually determine your stats, those'll come later.Writing.gimme those eye votes.
>>40624177Its also the name of a literary classic in with a guy named faust makes a deal with the devil
>>40623401NO, FUCK YOU, NO MORE QUESTS, FUCK YOU
>>40624186Piercing, I guess? I don't know. Both descriptors are a little overused.
>>40624215The ride never ends.
>>40624186piercing blueeyes should have a mellow look
>>40624215Thank you, based anon.
>>40624186Starts off with piercing blue, then becomes Icy blue after fall.
>>40624186Electric funk blue.
>>40624215cry moar your tears is what keeps all those quests running.>>40624161> that filenamestill>BLASPHEMY!!!>>40624186> ice blue
>>40624186 Piercing blue, how else can you stare deep into someones soul and make them cry without saying a damn thing.
>>40624215Don't forget, quests are here forever. Deal wit it scrub, just ignore 'em or keep cryin, your tears fuel our questing powers.
>>40623863You roll out of bed, the lingering sense of terror from the nightmare quickly pushed from your mind, and replaced with worry for the day's events. the ceremony of passage, the holy event through which an initiate leaves behind his training tunic, and takes up his armor as a paladin of the lady Esmera. All of your training has led to this glorious day, when you will join your brothers-in-arms as a fully-fledged paladin. You must prepare for the trial ahead of you, the ceremony is said to have three tests, before the initiate can join the order, your entire time at the temple has been spent in preparation for this moment, what do you do first?>Go down to the training grounds and run through you forms with your weapon>Pray, prepare your blessings early for the trials that are to come.>Get something to eat, you'll be useless without a full stomachsorry for the wait, got called away
>>40624396>Get something to eat, you'll be useless without a full stomach
>>40624396>Go down to the training grounds and run through you forms with your weapon
>>40624396>>Get something to eat, you'll be useless without a full stomach
Holy hell when the fuck did I get 22 readers?
>>40624429When I set up 21 proxies.
>>40624396>Get something to eat, you'll be useless without a full stomachDo this quickly, then>Go down to the training grounds and run through you forms with your weaponAnd then>Pray, prepare your blessings early for the trials that are to come.
>>40624396>>Pray, prepare your blessings early for the trials that are to come.You could have followed the "don't do the fall" advice
>>40624429Well, two of them are anti-quest whiners, and one of them is you.
>>40624412>>40624414>>40624422>>40624416>>40624459Alright, looks like getting something to eat and then heading to the training grounds wins it. writing.
>>40624516great we're turning into blackguard goku.
>>40624539No, this is more appropriate.
>>40624539Must resist urge to make us act like a brain-damaged goof.
>>40624396You're starving, this isn't something you can face without getting some food in your stomach first, the mess hall's food might be really basic, but it's filling, and a paladin must not take more than what is absolutely necessary. Throwing on your tunic, you sprint down to the mess, the smell of good solid food fills your nose, as you fall into the line of initiates waiting to be served. Several of the friendlier ones yell congratulations, and encouragement to you, wishing you luck in your coming trial. You grab your meal, a simple affair of bread and stew, wolf it down, and head for the training grounds. Stepping outside into the open air of the training field, you spy two of your friends, Jasmine and Ergon, already hard at work, their trials are today as well, and it looks like they got up earlier than you did. After casting a quick look around the training field, you>Walk over to the weapon racks and grab your training equipment, begin practicing>Walk over to your friends, start talking to them about what may lay in store for you during the trials>write-in>Wait, what's that glinting in the sand over there?
>>40624632>>Walk over to your friends, start talking to them about what may lay in store for you during the trialsMust resist mystery box.
>>40624632>Wait, what's that glinting in the sand over there?the correct choice
>>40624632>Walk over to your friends, start talking to them about what may lay in store for you during the trials
>>40624632>Wait, what's that glinting in the sand over there?
>>40624632>Wait, what's that glinting in the sand over there?Mystery box!
>>40624655>>40624659>>40624666>>40624686Normally I'd ask for more votes, but these aren't exactly mutually exclusive, writing for ring and friends
>>40624632>Wait, what's that glinting in the sand over there?Time for BAD DECISIONS
>>40624632You're about to walk over to your friends and talk to them, when you think you see something out of the corner of your eye, you turn quickly, hoping to catch it again and, yes there! A small metal object lays in the sand nearby, glinting in the sunlight, walking over and looking down, you see it's a silver ring in the shape of a small dragon or goblin-like figure, with small purple gemstones for eyes, clutching it's tail in it's hands. How odd, you're quite certain it doesn't belong to any of the other initiates, you're worldly possessions are taken away when you enter into the temple. And you doubt it belongs to any of the adults, the true paladins are all wandering the countryside making it safe, and you've never seen the drill instructor or the teachers with any jewelry.>Pocket it, you can always report it to the instructors later on and find who it belongs to.>Leave it there, surely whoever owns it will come looking for it.>Put it on, It really is quite pretty, and you can always tell the instructors about it later.>write-in
>>40624749When has mystery box ever been bad?!
>>40624854>Put it on, It really is quite pretty, and you can always tell the instructors about it later.nothingcanpossiblygowrong.gif
>>40624854Pocket it. Who knows? Maybe it's worth something?
>>40624854>>Pocket it, you can always report it to the instructors later on and find who it belongs to.
>>40624854>Put it on, It really is quite pretty, and you can always tell the instructors about it later.
>>40624872You know I wrote them in that specific way to reflect the fact that you are still a paladin in training.
>>40624854>Go ask a superior about it. Now.
>>40624854>Pocket it, you can always report it to the instructors later on and find who it belongs to.Surely nothing can go wrong here.
>>40624889>>40624878>>40624879>>40624869>>40624880Writing for putting on the ring, afterwards,>go talk to your friends>grab your equipment, you don't have time to talk right now
>>40624960Grab your equipment, let's get warmed up!
>>40624960>>grab your equipment, you don't have time to talk right now
>>40624854>Pocket it, you can always report it to the instructors later on and find who it belongs to.
>>40624960>go talk to your friendssocial linkan gaems
>>40624960>grab your equipment, you don't have time to talk right now
>>40624889Eh, I could have written my post better but I was going for "I am curious about whether this ring is worth anything or who it belongs to" as opposed to "I am taking this to the pawn shop, get money, bitches"No hard feelings though, I'll try to be more clear.
>>40624960>go talk to your friends
>>40625008>>40625000>>40624981>>40624972writin for grabbing equipment
>>40625045This is an interactive flashback, m8. Read the thread, we're already a blackguard, this is character creation.
>>40625045It's okay, we'll fall soon. This is a flashback to our good days, after all.
You should probably tell the elders about this, in the mean time though, the ring really is is pretty. You slip it onto your finger, the cool silver sliding easily over your skin, fitting perfectly. huh, that's odd, for a second you could've sworn that the gem serving as it's eye flashed. Must be the heat. walking over to the weapon racks, you grab the gear that you've been training with since you first arrived, that will become your weapon when you eventually graduate and leave this place. One handed+shield>Flail>Longsword>Battleaxe>Mace>Warhammer>otherTwo handed>Double-headed axe>Halberd>Great sword>Maul>otherNo matter what weapon you pick you will be skilled in it's use, however you will be untrained with any other weapons except the crossbow, which is part of the basic training.
>>40625293pick one, from either category
>>40625293>Double headed axe
>>40625293>other>GlaiveAlternatively, a yanyuedao, naginata or svardstav, depending on setting.
>>40625293Wait. Is unarmed combat an option?
>>40625321shit, sorry meant to be more clear, pick BOTH a one handed weapon, and a two-handed weapon.
>>40625377In that case, I'll throw in>Double-headed axeGood luck tallying the votes.
>>40625293>Two handed>Double-headed axe>>40625386
>>40625377Should we all revote?
>>40625377Okay>Double headed axe>Warhammer
>>40625293>>WarhammerGreat weapon against armored opponent
>>40625377>>40625293add >Longsworddid a greatsword vote before
>>40625351>Alternatively, a yanyuedao, naginata or svardstav,
>>40625410do if you feel like it, but ii'll manage if you don't
>>40625320Add flail to this, please.
>>40625293>Warhammer and Double-headed Axe
>>40625377Two handed>Double headed axe MAX MURDER SLAUGHTEROne handed>WarhammerNeed that blunt damage for high armor 1v1's
>>40625474Why not use a flanged mace?
>>40625427CURRENT TALLY!>One handedBattleaxe: 3Longsword: 1Warhammer: 5flail: 2>Two HandedDouble-Headed axe: 7Great sword: 4Ima just cut it off herewinners are war-hammer and double-headed axe, now which one would you like to ppractice with, you only have time to do one and still hope to get your prayers done and grab your armor>warhammer>double-headed axe
>>40625507Keep in mind that this is the weapon you'll be taking with you to the trial
>>40625507>Double headed axeThis is the axe we will have later, but much more evil looking. As in much more black, and maybe evil symbols. Or not idk, i like it though.
>>40625524>>40625529>>40625534>>40625539>>40625547Gee, I wonder what won.give me 1d100+10I'm not counting deformed or unlinked rolls
Rolled 49 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40625591
Rolled 64 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40625591
Rolled 31 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40625591HAMMA
Rolled 1 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40625591
Rolled 58 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40625591CAN'T TOUCH THIS
>>40625628AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAA!good thing you're fourth.>>40625614writing
>>40625628Thank fuck you're fourth roll.
>>40625659This something like what we are using?
>>40625873>One handed warhammer
>>40625879You don't call dead after 20 minutes.
>>40625591You pull your warhammer out of the weapons rack, you always liked this weapon, the weight in your hand, the dull whoosh as it traveled through the air, the fact that if you got in a good hit most armor would crumple like tin. and the gods help the poor bastard if they're wearing chain-mail. Walking over to the practice dummy, you spin the warhammer in your grip, getting a feel for it's weight. squaring off against the post, you launch into a series of basic stances, the head of the hammer sailing through the air to slam into the padded target, sending the dummy shuddering. You feel time slip away around you as you take comfort in the routine, strike, sidestep, shieldblock, counter-strike, the dull thud of the hammer beating out a steady rhythm against the post. You always were stonger than you looked, your wiry frame surprisingly capable of maintaining the weight of your favorite weapons for long periods of time before your arms grow tired. eventually though, your arms feel heavy, and your movements slow. Looking towards the sky, you see that about an hour has passed since you began your practice.>Avitus has gained, basic warhammer training!>Avitus has gained, basic double-axe training!>Avitus has gained, basic crossbow training!>+5 to combat rolls with these weapons!Looking around, you notice your friends over by the well, cooling off after their practice, you have another two hours before your trial begins, you could go and talk to them, but you might be pressed for time.>Go talk to them, they're your friends after all>Go pray and prepare your blessings for the trials, this is something an initiate must go through by himself.>Other?
>>40625894That's a one-handed warhammed.
>>40625948>>Go talk to them, they're your friends after all
>>40625948>Go talk to them, they're your friends after all
>>40625948>>Go pray and prepare your blessings for the trials, this is something an initiate must go through by himself.
>>40625948>Says hello to your friends, and wish them a good trial>>Go pray and prepare your blessings for the trials, this is something an initiate must go through by himself.
>>40625948>Go pray and prepare your blessings for the trials, this is something an initiate must go through by himself.
You can get different styles of weapon.Mostly it'll be a role-playing thing
>>40625948>>Go pray and prepare your blessings for the trials, this is something an initiate must go through by himself
>>40626036>>40625992>>40625983>>40625979>>40625981>>40626065Alright it looks like >>40625990Would be the most accurate thing here, so writing for a brief bit of conversation and then prayer.
>>40626095You jog over to your friends at the well, you'll have to go pray soon, but you need to cool off after that training session. As you approach, they wave you over smiling. Ergon starts talking as soon as you get near."Avitus! We thought you'd never finish! Do you think you're ready for the trials today? What do you think they are? What are you going to do once you graduate to a paladin? Where do you think you'll go? I can't wait to travel the world and fight evil and-" It's at this point that jasmine smacks him upside the head to shut him up, offering you an apologetic smile, her short-cut raven locks falling across her face. She lost the ability to speak after having her throat slashed by a marauder some years ago, unfortunately, her wound was beyond the skill of the temples paladins to heal. Ergon more than makes up for her though, the freckled boy can't ever keep his mouth closed for long, and when he opens it, it's like a stream suddenly being released from behind a beaver dam. These two have been your friends since you first arrived, you've grown closer to them then you have to any other living being, and when you graduate, they'll be your comrades in arms.>Simply say hello, and excuse yourself to go and pray>talk to them about something write-in>other
>>40626315>>Simply say hello, and excuse yourself to go and pray
>>40626315>Simply say hello, and excuse yourself to go and pray
>>40626315>>Simply say hello, and excuse yourself to go and pray>Pat their backs and wish them the best luck, not that they will need it
>>40626374>>40626408>>40626416>>40626444writingbtw, current statushealth: 10/10stamina: 10/10mana: 0/10
>>40626315You can't help but laugh lightly to yourself as you splash some water on your face, no matter how many years go by, Ergon will still be that same sandy-haired youth who talked your head off on your first day. "I'm sorry, but I really don't have time to talk right now, I woke up late again, and I need to go prepare my blessings" you say, not quite able to hide the laughter in your voice. Jasmine gives you a reproachful look, you know that one, she's scolding you for getting up late again, you couldn't help it, it's not fault that... no. No it was just a dream and nothing more. Shaking off the momentary chill that runs down your spine, you smile, and wish them good luck, before jogging off to the cloister.The air here is heavy and cool, and the weight of age seems to hang on you from the intricately carved statues lining the walls, and the small alter in the center of the room, the golden triple-ring of the lady giving off a sense of calm. kneeling before the alter, you begin to pray, readying your divinely-granted spells for the trials ahead.Roll me 1d100+10
Rolled 78 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40626626
Rolled 48 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40626626
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>40626626
>>40626665forgot the +10
Rolled 5 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40626626
>>40626639>>40626648still need one more, I dont count mis-rolled dice.
>>40626639>>40626648>>40626695highest is 88writingYou won't need to roll every time you meditate, this was just to see if you improved.
>>40626714You close your eyes and sink into the mantra of your prayer, asking the lady for her divine blessing. The cool air pricks at your skin, and the your legs grow numb from your weight, but you do not lose focus, chanting your prayers over an over again, asking for the gifts of magic that the lady bestows upon her followers. The world grows distant around you, until you cannot feel the cool of the air, or thee hard stone beneath, you are floating in a black void, detached from all feeling and conscious thought. then the power comes to you, filling you with warmth. for a brief instant, you think you feel a pinprick on your finger, but then it is gone, and only the warmth remains. Coming out of your trance, your gift now replenished, you stand. You cannot see the sun, but you've always had an innate sense of time, and you feel as though about an hour and a half has gone by. your trial starts soon.1/2
>>406270422/2Mana is now 10/10, you may currently vote to spend up to 5 mana at a time to change the result of a die roll at the cost of 1-1.>Avitus has gained, Prayer! Pray to regain your mana pool.>Avitus has gained, Lay on hands! Once per day, you may channel healing magic through your hands to heal your target for a quarter of your maximum health.>Avitus has gained, Holy Lance! At the cost of 5 mana, you may conjure a lance of light that flies towards an enemy.>Avitus has gained, Detect evil! At the cost of 2 mana, you may enchant your eyes to reveal the basic nature of a person to you.>Avitus has gained, Smite Evil! Once per day you may channel your faith into your weapon, making it do extra damage on it's next attack against an evil target!Magic works like this, there are spells, which cost mana, and then there are abilities, which can only be used a certain number of times per day, mana can also be used to manipulate the dice, but any criticals gained this gained this way will be less effective then a natural crit, so critical success's will be less effective if gained using mana, but critical failures will be less disastrous, the degree of change, depends on how much mana you spend.>Make your final preparations for the trial and report to the elders>Other
>>40627087>>Make your final preparations for the trial and report to the elders
>>40627087>>Make your final preparations for the trial and report to the elders>Tell them about the ring
>>40627087>Make your final preparations for the trial and report to the elders
>>40627146>>40627144>>40627119>>40627103writing for this then I guess.>Tell the elders about the ring>Y/N
>>40627224>NThe ring fell into our hands and you feel some kind of connection to it right?
>>40623487What is wrong with the dice?
>>40627224>NForget about it due to the trial rather than choosing to not tell
>>40627268you found it on the ground. so far it appears to be a normal ring, but it's probably pretty valuable, and nobody in the initiates should have anything of value.>>40627303basically yeah.>>40627297?
>>40627315>cause fuck /tg/ dice.
>>40627315In fact, they strip anything of value off of you before you enter, and you never see any of it again.If it wasn't already obvious, dun dun dun!>>40627337They tend to hate the players, I'd rather you don't get slaughtered by goblins because you keep rolling ones.
>>40627253>>40627268>>40627287>>40627301>>40627303>>40627334>>40627387Looks like you forget about the ring. writing.
>>40627425"I'm not going to pretend I'm Tolkein.">evil ring corrupts the fuck out of us
>>40627087You spend the rest of your time getting ready for the trials ahead of you, grabbing your initiate's armor, and making sure your warhammer and shield are fitted properly, and that everything is in good condition. When you're absolutely sure that everything is ready, you travel to the large central temple where the elders wait. Ergon and Jasmine are already there, and Ergon is actually quiet for the once, the weight of the moment having shut his mouth. The three of you stand there for what feels like an eternity, before an initiate leads you into the grand temple. You all walk forward, and kneel at the foot of the steps leading up to the great alter, the five elders, dressed in their white robes of office stand before you, looking like great wizened sages. The head elder steps forward, and addresses you in a quavering voice,"Young ones, you have come today, for your final test to enter into the ranks of the lady's paladins. These trials shall wear on your very spirit, and you may well not survive, but if you do, you shall be welcomed into our order, as-" The great doors fly open, the drill instructor is standing there, his longsword in it's sheath on his hip, his eyes wild, he yells, "Old ones, bandits! Bandits and marauders are attacking the temple! They came from the village road!" You can feel your heart freeze in your chest, your nightmare rush's back to you with crystal clarity, and your legs grow weak, almost as if in a dream, you hear the Eldest speaking, "Quick young ones, defend the temple! Avitus, you will help guard our escape."What? Ergon and jasmine bow hurriedly, before rushing out the door. A small voice seems to whisper in your ear, "You heard them, they're escaping, they're leaving you all to die and getting out." no. No that can't be right, they are the elders of your order, there must be something you don't know, how could you doubt them.cont.
>>40627732I hope the ring doesn't cause our decent, only offers the path to power(and evil)Tragic corrupted by an object blackguards are boring.
>>40627767>>40627732Oh you'll see what the ring is soon enough, have patience.
>>40627790Does it make us hermaphroditic?I hope it makes us hermaphroditic. Double the NPC romance options!
>>40627751Pushing the small voice out of your head, you pull yourself to your feet, jogging forward to join the elders and the drill instructor at the alter, you watch as the instructor reaches up, taking hold of a carving of the lady and twisting it. The pestle grinds across the floor with a mighty groan, revealing an opening beneath, and a set of stairs leading down into a passageway, the elders climb down the ladder, and the drill instructor motions for you to follow, "They're running away," a voice like silk whispers in your ear, "They're leaving your friends to die, they've been lying to you." No, that can't be right... can it? No, no of course not. You climb down the ladder, turning around, your eyes grow wide at the sight before you, as the drill instructor rushes past.
>>40627877A large cave, with a river running through the middle, the elders are climbing onto a boat sitting in the river, and the drill instructor is headed that way, he turns his head towards you, and yells, "C'mon lad! It'll take both of us to pilot that thing, the old men are to weak, do you want to be killed by bandits?! Hurry your arse up!" For a brief second, you almost do as he tells you, conditioned by years of jumping at the sound of his voice, and then a deep. cold. hatred fills you. the boat is loaded with things of gold and silver, precious gems and metals, you recognize some of them, they are the things of value that the initiates had with them when they entered the church. "I told you," the silken voice whispers "I told you, but you wouldn't listen, look at all that wealth, why, with money like that they could've afforded the spell to save your friends voice, I wonder why they didn't." Jasmine. With that money the elders could've paid for the reagent costs to perform the ritual to fix her voice, but they had said they couldn't, said the church was to poor, they lied. They've been lying for all these years! You grip tightens on your warhammer, and your knuckles go white.>Attack the drill instructor, the old men are to weak to fight, and he's turning away from you, these lying bastards will pay for trying to run and leaving your friends to die!>Rush the mooring and cut the boat free, the river is wild and strong, and the old men will no doubt be carried to their deaths, then you can focus on the coward!
>>40627990>Rush the mooring and cut the boat free, the river is wild and strong, and the old men will no doubt be carried to their deaths, then you can focus on the coward!What bastards.
>>40628009This.You old lying fucks!
>>40627990>Attack the drill instructor, the old men are to weak to fight, and he's turning away from you, these lying bastards will pay for trying to run and leaving your friends to die!Angry cry roar commence, they lied and gave us hope for their own greed!
>>40627990>Rush the mooring and cut the boat free, the river is wild and strong, and the old men will no doubt be carried to their deaths, then you can focus on the coward!
>>40627990>Attack the drill instructor, the old men are to weak to fight, and he's turning away from you, these lying bastards will pay for trying to run and leaving your friends to die!gotta try to keep the gold
>>40624396>Attack the drill instructor, the old men are to weak to fight, and he's turning away from you, these lying bastards will pay for trying to run and leaving your friends to die!Make them answer for their greed personalty. Tie them up with the wealth they hoarded and make them swim with it.
>>40627990>Rush the mooring and cut the boat free>Scream WITNESS ME
>>40627990>>Rush the mooring and cut the boat free, the river is wild and strong, and the old men will no doubt be carried to their deaths, then you can focus on the coward
>>40627990>Attack the drill instructor, the old men are to weak to fight, and he's turning away from you, these lying bastards will pay for trying to run and leaving your friends to die!
>>40627990help him(push into river kill old men dump treasure get fellow innateness and gtfo
>>40628009>>40628046>>40628057>>40628079>>40628080rush the mooring>>40628089>>40628077>>40628063>>40628048Attack instructorYou are currently armed with you warhammer, how do you want to try and break the mooring>Sink the spike into the post, cutting the ropes moderate DC, warhammer will get stuck if you don't succeed by a high enough amount>Whack the mooring with your hammer and break off the post it's tied to.High DC, no penalty for failure
>>40628222>>Sink the spike into the post, cutting the ropes moderate DC, warhammer will get stuck if you don't succeed by a high enough amount
>>40628222>Sink the spike into the post, cutting the ropes moderate DC, warhammer will get stuck if you don't succeed by a high enough amount
>>40628222shit sorry>Sink the spike into the post, cutting the ropesmoderate DC, warhammer will get stuck if you don't succeed by a high enough amount>Whack the mooring with your hammer and break off the post it's tied to.High DC, no penalty for failure
>>40628222Use warhammer spike to cut the rope.
>>40628222Whack the mooring.We love this weapon, we could crush a tiny wooden post with our dick. Cakewalk.Rolls are all 1d100?
>>40628222>Whack the mooring with your hammer and break off the post it's tied to.
>>40628237Question.Where is the rope attached to the boat itself?I imagine that'd be easier to break.
>>40628281yep. best of three.>>40628312The rope is attached to the rear of the boat (I don't know the nautical term) in order to keep the boat from facing the wrong way in the river. It's out of reach unless you were to get on the boat first.calling it for spike, give me 1d100+5
Rolled 48 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40628345
Rolled 37 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40628345Rawling
Rolled 57 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40628345Stern
Rolled 35 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40628345
Rolled 49 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40628345giving it too you hard
Rolled 85 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40628345
>>40628373y'all better thank this guy, DC was 60writing
Guess we're ditching the warhammer now that it's stuck.Shielding someone to death, how fun?Actually, fuckin' brutal.
>>40628404No he's gay.
Fastest corruption ever
>>40628409You're actually pissed enough that you'd be willing to try it, you basically just found out that everything you thought was true for the last five years (you're 18 by the way) was a lie.
>>40628436Not really, no. We're just hearing crazy voices. The guys didn't tell us any lies.Unless the MC is too dumb to realize that when people take something, it means they have it.
>>40628483>confirmed for not being metal
>>40628483Oh, all this gold must have just randomly turned up from nowhere, after all they said they didn't have any
>>40628483They told you that all the things they were confiscating were being donated to the poor of the village, they also told you they didn't have the money to pay for the reagents to heal your friends voice. They hammered the idea that poverty was a tenant of being a paladin into you from day one.
>>40628503Seriously, the guy went from boyscout to Invader Zim in 5 minutes.
>>40628522Well, that's different.
>>40628535In fairness, we are wearing a mysterious ring and for all we know, we were always more loyal to our friends than to our Order.
>>40628535Well, mind altering coupled with psychological trauma + shocking supposed revelation will do that.But Invader Zim never murdered someone with a shield.
>>40628562yeah sorry I wasn't clear on that.
>>40628535We also found out that the people we have been training to serve for the majority of our life are capricious liars with little to no regard for the safety of their students (our friends are probably being put to the sword by bandits atm)
>>40628632Hope the cute mute makes it.
>>40628662Well of course.But unless she falls too she won't have much to do with us, will she?>inb4 she falls, we take her with us, gather the reagents necessary to fix her voice, and she winds up being the most annoying bitch on the planet
>>40627990You dash forward, rushing past the drill instructor, your mind focused only on one thing. The mooring ropes. You charge, shifting your warhammer around in your hand so that the spike is facing outward, reaching the impromptu dock, you slam the spike into the ropes, It catches in the old wood! For a moment, you don't think they're going to given way, and then with a loud "TWANG!" they slither off the post at blinding speed! The boat speeds away down the river, the screams of the old men merging with the clanging sound of precious metals slamming together, rising high into a terrifying soprano, as the boat rush's out of sight. The drill instructors voice echo's from behind you, "You're crazy boy!" he screams, fumbling at his hip for his longsword, "Do you want to stay here and die at the hands of a bunch of filthy bandits! There was enough money on that boat to live like lords!"What do you do?>Try and pull the hammer free, low DC but you won't be able to attack before he has his sword at the ready>Fuck it, charge him and beat him with your shield, this cowardly bastard needs to pay for leaving your friends to die! Medium DC to get an attack in, the higher you roll the better>>40628662>implying Jasmine has suffered enough
>>40628662She's the hero of our story, we are the tragic villain, obviously.
>>40628717>tfw she is a recurring antagonist to us, and we can never bring ourselves to kill her so we always escape making it seem like she won, while kicking ourselves over it later
>>40628739also>do you say/yell anything
>>40628739>>Fuck it, charge him and beat him with your shield, this cowardly bastard needs to pay for leaving your friends to die! Medium DC to get an attack in, the higher you roll the betterFuckThisCunt
>>40628739>Fuck it, charge him and beat him with your shield, this cowardly bastard needs to pay for leaving your friends to die! Medium DC to get an attack in, the higher you roll the better
>>40628739>>Fuck it, charge him and beat him with your shield, this cowardly bastard needs to pay for leaving your friends to die! Medium DC to get an attack in, the higher you roll the better
>>40628768Well... I don't like to give anything away, but chargen ain't over yet.
>>40628739"What the fuck is this? Were we training to be your personal bodyguards? Do you believe anything at all?"Then charge the fucker.
>>40628772Fuck you, this isn't what Paladins are meant to do!
>>40628739>Fuck it, charge him and beat him with your shield, this cowardly bastard needs to pay for leaving your friends to die! Medium DC to get an attack in, the higher you roll the betterWe trusted you, we gave you our lives for what? The old fucks who ran like cowards with our possessions that were meant for the poor....You will die like a pig you are!
>>40628772>"No."Then we proceed to bash him to death.
>>40628739>Fuck it, charge him(In between each bash)I. AM. SO. DONE. WITH. THIS. SHIT.
>>40628803>>40628797>>40628789>>40628782gee, I wonder what won.not seein a lot of consensus for the yelling, so i'll pretty much just use all of it while you beat himgive me 1d100+10, five from shield training and five from him being off-balance
Rolled 20 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40628904
Rolled 10 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40628904
Rolled 57 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40628904
Rolled 31 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40628904for shield bashing!
Rolled 23 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40628904Smash that shit up.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>40628904
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>40628904
>>40628937passes medium DC, does not pass high DC, you may spend three mana to have it pass the high DC, do you spend three mana?>Y/N
>>40628974>Yjust for the cool factor.
Thread archived BTWhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40623401/>>40629015If you hadn't spent the mana he would've been able to fight back after you whacked him, by spending the mana you're strong enough knock him on his ass and start beating him to death.
>>40628974Looks like you're sending the mana. writing.
>>40629050Our first official act as fallen paladin will be to beat our martial tutor to death with a shield.Pic very fucking related. This quest is getting off to a good start.
>>40629121Well, technically we doomed a bunch of old men to drowning and a bunch of valuable shit with them.The kind of evil that cares not for earthly baubles?Who only wants his cutie mutie back.
>>40628739Mana, 7/10You let go of the your warhammers handle, using your mana to enhance your speed and strength, you charge the coward, slamming your shield into his gut, and knocking him to the ground. "No." you say, walking over to where he lies groaning. "What the fuck is this? Were we training to be your personal bodyguards? Do you believe anything at all?"crouching over him, you slam your shield into his face, "Fuck you, this isn't what Paladins are meant to do!" You say, your voice building to a roar, you slam your shield into his face again with a sickening crack, and find that you can't stop. You realize you're shouting, your voice echoing through the cave, "I! AM! SO! DONE! WITH! THIS! SHIT! YOU! COWARD!" You stop, heaving in your breath, the instructors head unrecognizable as more than a gooey mesh on the front of your shield, the man who trained you to fight, no, this cowardly thing, masquerading as a human, dead now, by your hand. You stumble to your feet, retrieving your warhammer from the post.>Just... Just sit down for a minute.>Oh gods, Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits!
>>40629284>Oh gods, Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits!We should probably save our friends
>>40629284>Oh gods, Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits!
>>40629284>>Oh gods, Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits!Awww shit, but bandits.. but friends. But fucking nothing! RESCUE TIME!
>>40629284>>Oh gods, Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits!
>>40629284>Oh gods, Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits!fallen party go
>>40629284>the bandits!Full on HULKAMANIA.
>>40629284>Killing spreeLet's see how many small pieces we can chop the bandito leader into.
>tfw Ergon is dead, and Jasmine resents us because we killed the old dudes>SUFFERING!Well, I guess the quest is to make her fall after us. Then we get ambitious.
>>40629314>>40629339>>40629341>>40629343>>40629347>>40629365>>40629397>>40629403Honestly I don't know why I even put that up for a vote.writing.Hey, i haven't done this shit in a while, how long do we have until the bump limit? cause I may be able to do a second thread tonight.speaking of which, twitter!https://twitter.com/EclipseQM
>>40629430already over limit
>>40629430Bump limit is at 300 IIRC
>>40629437>>40629477eh, I archived anyway. You guys want the next post in a new thread? or should we ride this one into oblivion?
>>40629531We're on page 6 so we have plenty of time before we need a lifeboat.
>>40629560Oblivion it is! back to writing. gonna have to break for dinner in twenty minutes, let's see if I can't crank the next post out by then.
WELP, my browser crashed, so there goes what I had written, and now I have to eat dinner. I'll be back in about an hour with the next post, so in the mean time, talk amongst yourselves, debate character personalities, where you want to go with this quest, give constructive criticism etc. I'll catch up when I get back.
>>40629958Hah, that's why you type it in word, or even, god help you, Notepad!That being said.SHIT.
Oh, one more thing to maybe stir up some discussion, it IS possible to get jasmine and Ergon to leave with you, but it depends on what you do. Ergon will be relatively easy, Jasmine will be MUCH harder. so feel free to discuss that.
>>40630093>Jasmine will be MUCH harderOne would think she would care for her own voice more than we do. Worst case scenario we give her a certain ring as a gift.
>>40630093I'll give you one of my fingers, if you'd like.She either stays with us, or becomes a recurring antagonist who we have to subtly corrupt and convert over time.
>>40630093Page 8 now, when you come back a new thread might be needed
>>40629958OP are you perhaps a real Blackguard.
>>40630222Reoccurring antagonist best option by far
>>40630228maybe>>40630137You don't actually know the ritual that you would need to heal her voice yet or have enough power to cast it yet.>>40630222>>40630242How the fuck did you get a copy of my notes?>>40629284Alright, looks like my dinner plans have been postponed due to my oven committing suicide. Why is all my tech breaking today? So here's the next story postdown on you oppressively, maybe... maybe you should just lie down for a moment... wait. No! Ergon! Jasmine! The bandits! You dash to the ladder, hooking your warhammer onto your belt as you go. climbing out into the cathedral, you're met with a horrible sight. There's blood everywhere, several dead initiates lie strewn across the floor, some of them look cut down as they tried to run, Your fellow initiates, how could this happen in the ladies house?! Two scruffy looking men are picking their way through the bodies, their weapons covered with blood. Luckily the tunnel was behind the alter, and the marauders haven't seen you yet, you can still hear screaming and the sounds of battle from outside,What do you do?>Silently rush the nearest man and kill him with your warhammer, low-medium DC thanks to the sounds of battle from outside, and the fact that he's facing away from you>fuck it, the shield worked last time, throw it at the closest bastard, High DC, if you make it you gain a new feat.>Try to sneak around and get the axeman who's standing farther away High DC
>>40630462the fuck? my first sentence vanished, it should say>The air in the cavern pushs down on you oppressively
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>40630462>fuck it, the shield worked last time, throw it at the closest bastard, High DC, if you make it you gain a new feat.I'm going to sleep, so I made a roll now, in case nat 100.You should probably make a new thread btw, page 8 already.
>>40630462>Silently rush the nearest man and kill him with your warhammer, low-medium DC thanks to the sounds of battle from outside, and the fact that he's facing away from you
>>40630462Silently rush the first guy.Also picking the high DC option for rule of cool is a great way to be retarded.
yeeeeeah I think I'm gonna extend the voting period on this one, most people seem to have gone for snacks since they thought I was gone.
>>40630462>>fuck it, the shield worked last time, throw it at the closest bastard, High DC, if you make it you gain a new feat.Feats.NEED DEM FUCKIN FEATS!
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>40630462>>Silently rush the nearest man and kill him with your warhammer, low-medium DC thanks to the sounds of battle from outside, and the fact that he's facing away from youIM SORRY FEAT! MAYBE SOME OTHER DAY!
you know... you can try to do both.>Throw shield and rush him incase you miss>Y/N
Did everybody fall asleep or something?
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>40630787
seriously, no lurkers want to step in? I need a few more votes to feel comfortable writing for this.
>>40630728>>40630749>>40630849>>40630874>>40630889I'm calling consensus.
>>40630874>>40630849>>40630749>>40630728>>40630889Alright! give me 2d100, bonus is hidden, next post'll probably be in a new thread
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>40630843Y
Rolled 68, 67 = 135 (2d100)>>40630903
Rolled 53, 91, 99 = 243 (3d100)>>40630903
Rolled 32, 57 = 89 (2d100)>>40630903SMALL NAZI FOR LUCK
>>40631017No, I mistyped and wasted such good rolls.
Rolled 92, 39 = 131 (2d100)>>40630903Rolling in case you want another set.
Rolled 81, 59 = 140 (2d100)>>40630903
>>40630915>>40631017I don't count mis-rolled dice>>40630982>>40631051>>40631077oh. oh my.first number was shield throw, second was rush. with the bonus's that's>72 for rush vs. DC 50>97 for shield throw. vs. DC 80 to hit, DC 90 to kill>Avitus gained new feat! Shield throw!
>>40631168Writing, the next post'll be in a new thread, I'll drop a link here when I'm done, if the thread's dropped by then, I'll post the link on my twitter>https://twitter.com/EclipseQM
>>40631168Captain America, the anti-paladinFuckin' A.
>>40631168Holy shit.Insanity gives some crazy bonuses.