You don't have time for this, really, you don't. Your friends may be dead, and you really don't have time for two pathetic bandits, you sprint out from your cover, dashing towards the bandit with the sword, as you run, you pull your arm back and throw your shield at him. It flies much better than you would've thought for a rather heavy shield, then again the bandit isn't that far from you and you have momentum on your side. As the bandit turns to see what the noise is, the shield catches him full on in the face with a loud "PANG!", as he staggers backward, you rush in, using your warhammer to finish the job your shield started, driving the spike into the bandit's head. You look down and see your shield, none the worse for ware. Quickly grabbing it and fitting it back into place. A rough voice sounds near you, "What the fuck! You bastard! You killed Burgess! I'm gonna gut you like a pig!" Turning, you see the other bandit bearing down on you with a battleaxe, you>Try to get there first, Medium-high DC but you'll get in a hit>Block it with your shield>Other
>>40631620>OtherCan we bash him as he raises the axe OP?
>>40631647sure. medium DC>>40631620forgot to mention, blocking it is a low DC but you won't get an attack
Welcome to Blackguard quest ladies and gentlemen!>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Blackguard%20Quest>Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rules!Current 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.
>>40631620>Try to get there first, Medium-high DC but you'll get in a hitYour'e on a roll and the andranaline is pumping
>>40631620>Block his attackWe have a big hammer, let's wait for a counterattack opportunity.
>>40631620>Try to get there first, Medium-high DC but you'll get in a hit
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>40631721rolling?
>>40631754not yet, give it some time for people to trickle in. I'll call for rolls when I need them
>>40631734>>40631721alright, calling it for get there first.Give me 1d100+5
>>40631620>Try to get there firstWe've got a body count to shoot into the stratosphere. Time to get to work.
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40631835
>>40631859it goes in the options field anon.dice+1d100+5
Rolled 53 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40631835blood for the blood god?
Rolled 39 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40631835Give him our warface!
Rolled 41 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40631835I got you
Rolled 20 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>40631835
>>40631874yeah I fucked up in tying it out.
>>40631875Skulls for the skull throne! DC passed.writing.You guys can actually make a skull throne eventually if you want. I won't stop you.
>>40631910We should explore dark magicks, learn to create flesh golems, and have them be a chair for our infernal arse.
>>40631910>very evil guy>very much into creative furniture and upholstery"Oh my God! Is that really a Kvevich original? Jesus, look at the craftsmanship on these polished elf knuckle inlays. And look at the leather backing! It took him 9 decades to learn how to tan elf hide this effectively!"
>>40631620The bandit doesn't have any real form, he's just coming at you wildly, you see an opening. You lunge forward, bringing you warhammer back to crush his ribs, his axe swing in, you manage to dodge the main force of the blow, but he still nicks your face, making a shallow cut across your cheek.>Avitus HP 9.5/10Then your warhammer slips in, and slams into his chest with deadly force, crushing his ribs. The bandit drops to the ground gasping pathetically, trying to force air into his ruined lungs, there's no way he can live through that, his doomed to die slowly and painfully, starved of air.>End his suffering, he's still human>Let him suffer, these bastards may have killed your friends, you don't owe them anythingThen>Rush to the armory nearby, grab you double-axe>Ergon and Jasmine might be dying right now! You have your warhammer that's more than enough!
>>40632063>Let him suffer, these bastards may have killed your friends, you don't owe them anything>Ergon and Jasmine might be dying right now! You have your warhammer that's more than enough!
>>40632055OH MY GOD YES INTERIOR DESIGN ENTHUSIAST BLACKGUARD QUEST.>Let him suffer>(then skin him)>Rush to the armoryMurdertrain choo-choo.
>>40632063Smash his face in and move on.We're not full torture for fun mode just yet. Also we're very angry and would probably continue to smash.
>>40632063>>Let him suffer, these bastards may have killed your friends, you don't owe them anything>Ergon and Jasmine might be dying right now! You have your warhammer that's more than enough!
Giving it two more minutes then calling it.
>>40632128It's mostly "For the sake of time!" let him suffer, personally.
>>40632063>End his suffering, he's still human>Ergon and Jasmine might be dying right now! You have your warhammer that's more than enough!While letting him suffer is fun and all, I'd rather not leave any loose ends.
>>40632190What's he going to do, become the BBEG after miraculously healing a collapsed chest?
alright, calling it for>Let him suffer, these bastards may have killed your friends, you don't owe them anything and you don't have time!>Ergon and Jasmine might be dying right now! You have your warhammer that's more than enough!writing
>>40632063You don't have time for this dammit! Your friends could be dead right now! The sounds of battle from outside have ended, and a vague dread fills you as rush to the door of the cathedral, ignoring the gasping bandit on the floor. As you reach the doors, you look out in horror at the scene that greets you, the grassy open space in front of the cathedral is covered in the corpses of initiates and bandits, far more of the corpses are wearing the dusty gray of the initiates robes, the grass is stained red, and a sickly-sweet iron smell fills the air. Your eyes are drawn to the kneeling figure at the center of the carnage, you recognize him immediately as Ergon, still clasping his longsword, several dead bandits laying on the grass around him, in the distance you can hear the sound of many hoofbeats galloping into the distance, as you watch, stunned, Ergon tries to stand, before his legs collapse underneath him, and he falls to the ground, motionless.cont.
>>40632404"No dammit no!" you breath, rushing over to where Ergon lays, miraculously, he's still breathing, but you don't think he'll last that long, he's bleeding heavily from a slash across his chest, as you draw near, he stares up at you weakly, eyes slowly glazing over. He coughs, and say's in a weak voice, "Avitus... you're still alive... knew you'd be... take more than some bandits to kill you huh?" His weak laugh quickly turns into a cough, blood pooling at his lips, "Avitus... there's something... I need..." his eyes grow distant>Nononono You can save him! You know you can! his wound isn't mangled, it's a clear cut! you can do this! *Use lay on hands>Other.
>>40632515>>Nononono You can save him! You know you can! his wound isn't mangled, it's a clear cut! you can do this! *Use lay on hands>inb4 dark power transforms him ever so slightly into one bad dude
>>40632515Lay on hands! Save our bro!
>>40632515>Nononono You can save him! You know you can! his wound isn't mangled, it's a clear cut! you can do this! *Use lay on handsLIVE BROOOTHER!
>>40632515>>Nononono You can save him! You know you can! his wound isn't mangled, it's a clear cut! you can do this! *Use lay on hands>Otherreassure him that he'll be alright keep him talking!
>>40632515>OtherAsk him what he needs?Pretty sure killing the old men and blowing up the drill sergeant's braincase took us out of favor with our goddess.
>>40632515Nononono you can do this, your lay on hands blessing can save him, you know you can, you can't let Ergon die, you can stop it from happening, you WILL stop it from happening! You close your eyes, setting your hands on Ergon's chest and reaching inside yourself for the blessing of the lady, for the golden glow of healing that you know can save your friend! There's nothing there. Your mind casts into an empty void, your mana is still present, but the lady's blessings are gone, you can't feel her at all, all you feel is... hollow. The golden warmth that filled you has disappeared, and in it's place, nothing remainsCont, cause the next post is gonna be a big one.
>>40631168Holy shit.Insanity gives some crazy bonuses
>>40632644"Well then," a voice like silk echos in your head, "I told you this would happen you know, It warned you that it was all lies, she's abandoned you, she cares nothing for you and your friends, and she's left you in your time of need." no. no. That can't be true, she wouldn't have abandoned you, right? Then again... the elders were lying, the drill instructor was lying, what if it was all a lie? "See?" the voice asks."I tried to warn you you know. And know she's gone, and your friend will die. That is, he might." What? What does that mean, you can't let Ergon die, what does he mean dammit?! "Can't you hear them? Just listen, there are people offering to help, they can save your friend, all you have to do is listen."cont.
>>40632644Called it.Power of darkness, let us do some wacky evilhealing!Wouldn't that be some shit? The evil dude running around able to heal people, and doing so, usually extorting or recruiting them right after.
>>40632768Im on board with this
>>40632768So basically a high-charisma necromancer who has to convince his skellingtons to work towards his nefarious ends with bluff checks.Weird, but I can totally get behind it.
>>40632763You open your mind, straining ears that do not exist to listen for the slightest hint of the voices, and out of the darkness, they come.The first is a voice like molten steel, screaming it's hatred out for all the world to hear, promising you the strength of hatred,The second is a voice like the sound of a shroud, of scissors snipping thread, telling you of power, the power to rule over the border between life and death,The third Is a voice of clanging chains and turning keys, offering you the might of conquest, of enslavement and the power to rule,But in all of these voices, there is the echo of another, though these voices may speak of their own power, their own strength, they all come from a single, dark, voice. There, and yet not there, only the echo's remain, but those echo's are enough to grant the other three power, those echo's are enough to heal your friend.CHOOOOOOSE YOUR PATRON!>Raknora the molten whip, god of fire and rage>Krona: The goddess of death and undeath>Tilarn: God of tyrants and conquestNo matter what god you choose, you will gain some shared powers, including lay on hands, smite good etc. and several powers relating to negative energy.
>>40632930>Tilarn. God of tyrants and conquestAnyone not picking this is 100% confirmed pleb.
>>40632930>>Krona: The goddess of death and undeathDEATH IS NOT A SETBACK WE WILL ACCEPT!
>>40632930Tilarn.Tilarn so hard.Fuck the murder-death-kill options.
>>40632930>Tilarn: God of tyrants and conquestThe others will follow, in time.
>>40632930>>Krona: The goddess of death and undeathI like them all, but this pleases me.>>40632948>implying controlling the dead AND living isn't superior
>>40632930For those of you who missed the discussion thread, other gods/goddess's DO exist, and you WILL be able to contract them eventually. it might be a little hard to keep them all happy, but it will ABSOLUTELY be worth it. so don't worry about being completely route-locked by this choice.
>>40632930>Krona: The goddess of death and undeath
>>40632960>>40632974>>40632991100% confirmed bros.
>>40632991>seconding a vote instead of just votingOh for fucks' sake.
>>40632930>>Krona: The goddess of death and undeathWe cool undead
>>40632983I choose the echo
>>40632930>>Tilarn: God of tyrants and conquest
>>40633020I'm texting one handed bro.
>>40633024Angsty necro-lich with a death fetish and a cool, detached air?Or badass mind-controlling champion of heavy metal and babes?I think the choice here is really fucking obvious.
>>40633024I also like the prospect of power over deathKrona pleaseOr the echo if thats a thing?
>>40632930>Tilarn: God of tyrants and conquestUnholy God-King route is go!
>>40633030The echo is basically the negative energy, you can't choose it because it's powering the other three, whatever the echo was has long since disappeared.At least, that's what religion teaches.>>40633048I would also like to point out that not picking Krona won't lock you out of becoming a lich or death-knight, and you can grab her later if you want.
>>40633041Breh, that isn't impressive, try typing on a computer with one hand while simultaneously texting with one hand when your phone is from 2008 WHILE having a deep discussion with your little cousin about philosophical bullshit they don't yet understand.
>>40633070Blackguard > Lichdom seems boring. I'd rather get straight to the army raising, rape-heavy pillaging, and twenty-five minute guitar solos.
welp, looks like tilarn wins it by one, for those of you who wanted krona, don't worry, you can contract multiple gods like I said.
>>40633129actually.... roll me a d100+10. and roll really, really, fuckin, well.
Rolled 82 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40633150You fucking got it, boss.
>>40633129BASED QMSAVING THE THREAD FROM ANGSTY NECROFAGGOTS SINCE 3000 B.C.
Rolled 87 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40633150
I kinda liked the idea of a manic resentment of the finality of death of the ones you care about... but hey, either option's better than being rage machine.
Rolled 41 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40633150CMON BRO. LIVE!
>>40633169What exactly makes controlling undead angsty?Some people are sore winners, which is sad, oh well.To each their own.
My point is that we aren't missing out on doing that, power over death isnt limited to just zombies skellies and liches, we could be the "good" end of the evil spectrum, putting the bogey monsters that go bump in the nigbt to rest or under our control. i really want to see it where we try to do evil things but people love us for everything we do. That shits hilarious.
>>40633179Sounds like typical weeb anti-hero shit. In a fucking Blackguard thread.We need to trade our horse in for a fucking motorcycle that is fueled by the souls of the innocent and scour the land for the finest tits in existence.
>>40633207>I murdered a hundred men at your doorstep!>Yeah, well they were actually raiders from far off lands, and dissidents, troublemakers and thieves. You did us a service!>...
>>40633207Man I liked the Overlord game. I know it was shit but I still loved being the lesser of all prospective evils.
>>40633225Man, I like the cut of your jib. Consider me your heavy metal bro for the duration of this quest.
>>40633242Exactly! I love that situation so much.>>40633261Game as in the computer game or a quest i have yet to read?
>>40633170DC was 95. you pass. for those of you wondering, this roll was to see if your body could handle the rather destructive energies of two gods at the same time. congrats, you just leveled up. feel free to party.>Avitus has gained, Pact with Tilarn the Wheel of Enslavement!>Avitus has gained, Pact with Krona, the silent crypt!>Avitus has lost all his paladin powers and level in paladin!>Avitus has gained two levels in blackguard!>Avitus's maximum health increased to 15!>Avitus's maximum stamina has increased to 15!>Avitus's maximum mana has increased to 15!>Smite Evil has changed to Smite Good!>Detect Evil has changed to Detect Good!>Holy Lance has change to Dark Lance!>Lay on Hands remains unchanged!>Avitus has gained ritual: The Blessing of Krona!>Avitus has gained ritual: Enslavement of Tilarn!
I support the ideal that we do not need to be "le edgy killdark" and instead can just be maximum ruthless selfish pragmatist man.
>>40633318so... yeah. you DON'T want to know what would have happened if you crit-failed that roll.Oh right I need to write the next post don't I? I'll start doing that.
>>40633318>MC cnfirmed for a hardcore motherfucking gangsta
>>40633318If someone rolled nat 100 would we just turn into arnold schwarzenegger and raised armies of skellies just by waking up in the morning?
>>40633362I'm actually curious, would they have consumed out soul, or sould we have exploded from the energy backlash?
>>40633381>eldritch energies consume you>you die>ANYWAY THANKS FOR PLAYING BLACKGUARD QUEST ALL HOPE YOU HAD FUN
>>40633372Ever played shadow of mordor? you know that spell the wraith uses to dominate minds? you basically would've gotten a weak version of that.>>40633381You would've become a being held together only by really REALLY fuckin rickity dark magic. that tends to be really fuckin obvious. and if a wizard hit you with a disjunction you'd be FUCKED
>>40633432oh, yeah, and Krona, Tilarn, and an unnamed third party would each technically own part of your soul.so yeah be glad that didn't happen.
>>40633447>tfw we will eventually tell the gods to fuck off, this is our power, and we nat 100 that shit and actually keep our power
>>40633447Is the unknown third party the dark god that controls the ring that we wore?
>>40633447It's not like we were using it anyway.
Ima take a five-ten minute break to grab some food, and then get back to writin. feel free to discuss things while i'm busy, or ask questions about your new powers, I'll answer em when I get back.>>40633463No.Furiously deleting notes
So, there we go, guys. We get our Rape and pillage on with a nice side of skeleton warriors to follow us around when needed and potentially keeping the people we give two shits about/ourselves alive with horrible dark magics! Everyone wins!
>Raknora the molten whip, god of fire and rageI wonder if we can impress this guy with the vicious combat coming us, and liberal use of fire and molotov cocktails against out enemies.
>>40633497Undead make the PERFECT labor force, untiring, typically stronger than the living, and you don't have to worry about morale or logistics.Just make sure to have a necromancer who doubles as an engineer to guide them.
>>40633497I beg the rest of you anons not to get all soft-hearted and squeamish about companion characters like you tend to do all the fucking time.Let's commission the devil to make us a suit of armor forged with the incorporeal tears of virgin souls, and a hole in the crotch so our glorious cock can flap about in the breeze like a banner.
>>40633535NO, I do not want my glorious cock to be cut off my the first sword we see.
>>40633242What was that old Copypasta?The guy with a group of edge lords that he trolled the fuck out of?>I go burn down a children's hospital>It was filled with shapeshifters planning to take over the kingdom. You get a medal.
>>40633573Yes, it was. Which is reason enough why we shouldn't try to copypaste it onto our MC.
alright, I'm back, gimme a second to get caught up and reply, and I'll start writing the next post
>>40633497yay! muder death and destruction for all!>>40633504kinda? not exactly that way, but you can eventually contract him if you want.actually the voices you heard were just the ones who were interested in you now, there's like 8 more evil gods, if you missed the discussion thread.>>40633517I can confirm that you will eventually have the option to get a necromancer companion.>>40633535well this is blackguard quest after all, not punisher quest.>>40633547good point really.>>40633573I remember that! that shit was hilarious!>>40633261The Overlord series is the fuckin BEST!Yes I've played the overlord games./spoiler]The way your potential goblin underlings behave totally won't be cribbed off the minions, shutup!
>>40633596Theres blantent copying and theres influenced by. I would like to see it happen at least once, maybe with its own special eclipse qm spin on it.
>>40633665Just don't make shit too cutesy, okay? Overlord was great but I hated how they made the evil henchmen into hapless idiots.
>>40633665I skimmed the charcter creation, didn't want too many spoilers if any, didn't actually know there was another 8 gods, thought there were 5 or 6 in total
>>40633693>not wanting a goblin to run up to us covered in gore, carrying the enemy general's head and holding it up to us saying "For you~!"Fucking plebes!
>>40633665>>40633701Also, Overlord was the best man! When they anounced they were making a new overlord game I was so excited because I thought it was Overlord 3, but it was some kinda moba instead or something.
>>40633701Once we get tired of wreaking havoc on the material plane I say we try to usurp / cast down a good or neutral god and turn its domain into equal parts gladiatorial violence worship and crazed blood orgy.
>>40633701I'll just give you the namesRaknoraKronaRazmalHe'akmotaLileranTilarnKethmarPolaTelletOtakarVelarin???>>40633693well goblins are kinda dumb by nature, but don't worry, they won't be to damn cutsy.>>40633719I may very well do this at some point though.>>40633724Oh yeah, that minion game for the DS.
ah shit I should probably start writing shouldn't I? My hellkitten decided to be adorable and I got completely sidetracked. sorry.
>>40633758Lol.My hell kitten got in a fight with a hell raccoon.I've been treating his single injury.I really wanna see how bad he fucked the coon up.
>>40633758God dammit.Now I want MC to have a pet feline literally from hell.He feeds the souls and flesh of worthy foes to it so it can grow stronger.
>>40633777well... I mean if you find a way I'll write it.
>>40633806A Khorne Kat.
>>40633777>it is a totally unassuming cat>can draw forth the souls of the fallen by eating their flesh>it grows more and more powerful with every meal, while remaining unassuming and adorable.>everyone thinks we're a monstrous tyrant who just loves his pet cat>paladins formulate plan to capture the cat>cat reduces them to maddened, screeching husks of men by projecting images of the deaths of their brothers-in-arms and the vicious rape of their goddess>they claw out their own eyes before finding inventive ways to an hero>ain't no one fucks with kitty
>>40633806https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zV2pHqfRABeing a Overlord fan is pain.
>>40633840Pic related it's the last face our enemies see before death>purrrrr
>>40632930The voices press in on you, raising to a terrible and beautiful cacophony, they press in, filling your mind with visions, you can't... you can't decide!The visions swim and dance in your head, finally, you settle on two, a figure in shining black armor, watching from atop a hill as enslaved figures below toil to build a massive fortress of black stone, and a figure striding through a massive battlefield, the corpses laying in the sun, as he pass's, the dead armies rise to their feet, following behind the figure in a lingering shuffle. Suddenly a though occurs to you, why not both?You take the two images, and guide them together, searing pain fills your body, and you are thrown from your mental palace back into the world of the living.The silken voice comes to your ears."Well I'll be, it's been a very long time since i've seen anybody do that, guess I chose correctly after all."Sitting ontop of one of the corpses in front of you, is a strange lizard-like creature, it's skin shines with silvery scales, and it's eyes are a deep glowing purple, staring into your own ice-blue.>Speak to the strange figure (and what do you say)>OH GODSDAMN! ERGON!
>>40633907>>OH GODSDAMN! ERGON!
>>40633907ERGON BRO. LAY ON HANDS!
>>40633907Uh.Did we just Lizardkin Ergon.>You were like that when I found you, I swear.
>>40633930no, the lizard thing is sitting on a corpse nearby, ergon is still in front of you bleeding out.
>>40633930>tfw now he is even MORE of a melee powerhouseWell fuck, best bro is a beast.Wonder what'll happen to best mute.After the bandits rape and beat her, of course.Fucking bandits. Must purge them all.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>40633949Phew. Just a mild hallucination of sorts. Okay, no problem. >REVIVE ERGON>ROLLAN 1D100 FOR ERGON COMING BACK AS A PSEUDO-DEMON
>>40633949Aw, that would have been neat. Backlash of taking two gods power cause him to mutate.Oh well. Still gonna save Ergon, bets bro needs to be rescued from death!
>>40633968I don't count dice If I don't call for them,speaking of which your new lay on hands is actually a little finicky at the moment.roll me 1d100I'm just gonna leave this picture here for no reason, don't mind me.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>40634006>>OH GODSDAMN! ERGON!
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>40634006>obligatory QM IS RAILROADING rage>jkRollan for general awesomeness and dank babes worldwide.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>40634006
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>40634006OI! Ring-kun, the fuck you get all big for!?
>>40634020>>40634031>>40634032for those of you wondering, this is just a random event roll, so i'm only taking the first one. really should have had you roll a d20 now that I think of it. hmmm.eh, somebody roll me a d20 if you feel like trying for a crit.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>40634050
>>40634066fuckin hell why did I open my mouth. WELP! IT'S HAPPENING!
>>40634081Cameos?Should we be worried about a certain devout priest?
>>40634066>>40634081>mfw when turned Ergon into a 10 foot tall rage-fueled murderhobo that loves us unconditionally
>>40634100>Captain America acquires The Hulk
>>40634100>spontaneously can play power metal and shred furiously despite power metal and also electric guitars not existing in the setting.I'd be okay with this.
>>40634111Trips confirm, we're evil Avengers now.You know how you see guys carrying extra knives or swords? We carry extra shields, and we chuck them at people.
So, our character is a disillusioned youth, who was trained to believe that taking no more than you need is righteous and that hoarding money is evil, who's patrons are now gods of Tyranny and Death/Undeath, who went back to save his friends using whatever means after his goddess of so-called Goodness abandoned him?Can . . . Can we be a Stalinist Captain America? Take no more than you need, or else I will take it from you. Honesty is important, so I will have a secret force to ferret out lies. No man may rule alone, so the State is the absolute ruler. If you will not serve the state willing in life, then you will serve those you betrayed with your selfishness in Death. Essentially, let's have noble goals but do very bad things to get them done, and be fairly hypocritical about actually enacting them. For instance, the State needs a strong leader so that has to be us as we can't trust anyone else to not seize power.Side note, anyone else been reading the Gods Among Us - Injustice comics by DC?
>>40633907For a second you want to question the odd little lizard thing, then you realize. Ergon's till bleeding out at your feet. "Oh GODSDAMN!" you yell turning back to Ergon and laying your hands over the wound. The lizard thing speaks up "You should probably know that your magic might be a little-" suddenly, everything is black, and then, you can see it. As you channel the magic of your lay on hands, you can see the divine energy's of the two gods twisting and fighting each other, and then you notice something, one little string of magic, connected to all the others, flowing through them and crisscrossing it's way through your magic, your very soul, into Ergon's own life force, it's so well-interwoven you're amazed you noticed it, it looks... loose, like if you were to pull on it, everything would come together...>Do you pull the thread?!>Y/N
>>40634168>Enchant them for a boomerang effect"Yes, I happen to specialize in dealing obscene amounts of blunt force trauma from a comfortable distance"
>>40634168> Not having a magic shield that returns when we throw it.Or, go the Taskmaster route> Not having an energy shield that explodes when we throw it, and regenerates for Mana
>>40634178>have noble goals but do very bad things to get them donereally that's kind of how I imagine this character developing. it's a bit early though.
>>40634181Yfor y the fuck not
>>40634181Y, but can we try and tie it to our life force?> Ergon loyal mind controlled slave confirmed.
>>40634254it already is tied to your lifeforce. in fact it starts there, loops it's way through the magic, and into ergon.
>>40634262Well, alright then. I thought it was a fourth force.
>>40634262"You were the horcrux he never to make harry."
>>40634254>>40634244>>40634225>>40634207>>40634201You know, I really don't know why I EVER thought any of you would choose no.writing
>>40634181You grab the thread, you have to save Ergon, you just have to. You pull. A crashing wave of emotions sweep over you, resolve, sadness, blinding rage, all slam into your mind as images of your fellow initiates being cut down by bandits assail you, you hear screaming, and realize it's you, you collapse in a heap next to Ergon, your mind taxed by the intense emotions that just assailed you. You get to your knees, looking over at Ergon, the lizard-creature appears to have vanished. The first thing you notice is that the chest wound Ergon had has completely sealed, the next thing you notice however, is the blackened scales running up his right forearm before terminating at the elbow, and the wicked claws that have formed on his right hand, his ghostly-pale skin, and the black fleck marks in his now open eyes.>You have turned Ergon into a revenant to save him from death!>You have bound your soul to Ergons!>You have absolutely no fucking idea what the fuck you just did, what it'll do to either of you, or how to do it again!>In fact, you've never heard of this crazy shit before in your life!Ergon turns his head to you, his voice coming weakly from his exhausted body."A... Avitus... I saw... everything... they betrayed us... they left us to die...I... I understand now...">What do you say to Ergon?
>>40634294I mean... Honestly you didn't even need to interrupt the update.
>>40634417>"Come, brother. We have a plane of existence to make our own.">"By the way, how's that hand feeling?"
>>40634417We need to find Jasmine.
>>40634417>What do you say to Ergon?"Yo, where the fuck is Jasmine?"
>>40634417>We need to find Jasmine!
>>40634417We will Avenge our Brothers Ergon, this I Swear, Before all the gods!Rise now Brother, we have much blood to spill today, and we must make haste to find Sister Jasmine before she too falls in battle against these WHORESONS!
>>40634417There will be a reckoning, brother. Our Masters may have betrayed us, but we will shine the light of truth on this world nonetheless. Brother, I must confess, they are not the only ones to betray us. Our Goddess has abandoned us as well.But we will talk of this later, for now we must find Jasmine. If our gods and masters will not save us, then we will save each other and damn them all right back.
>>40634485>>40634482>>40634450>>40634449>>40634442sooo.the only real consensus seems to be>we need to find jasmine. okay, writing.For those of you wondering, only Ergon's right arm has scales on it, and they cover his hand completely, his fingers have sharp black claws where a normal human would have nails, the scales end at the elbow.The black flecks in his eyes seem to jitter and dance, whenever they touch the iris, they seem to pass beneath it, leaving the color undiluted
>>40634523Also, swearing Vengeanc and Inspiring him. We can talk about the arm and shit later, if he asks we don't know either, however now is not the time to question good fortune, but to use it!
>>40632983Link to said thread?
>>40634511yeah you know how you saw all those initiates dying? ergon basically just got a direct emotional dump of the last ten minutes or so straight into his soul. he knows that the lady left you, and literally felt your feelings of betrayal and anger. there IS a mechanical advantage to this, but I'm not gonna tell you guys unless you all want me to, since it'll come out in the story anyways.
>>40634568Let's see if we're smart enough to figure it out on our own. If it takes us fucking ages you can just dump it on us I guess.
>>40634563It's fallen off the board by now, since it was just a discussion thread nobody bothered archiving it. you didn't miss anything important to the story
>>40634417also, yes you did just technically create a completely new race.if you play your cards right, you can eventually learn how to do this without the soul-meld. that's a pretty long ways off though.
>>40634417You stop to catch your breath, you really don't have time to figure out what in the hells you just did, you'll cross that bridge later. for now, you have more important things to worry about, namely "Ergon, where's Jasmine" Ergon's face grows panicked, "Was... trying to... tell you... the bandits... carried her off."What.>Wait for Ergon to regain his breath, you'll want his help but he's in no condition to travel, and the bandits have horses>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!
>>40634568I'm going to guess that the mechanical advantage is that we can totes inspire the dude, or share information telepathically somehow.Which would be fucking crazy OP in a medieval setting since we could co-ordinate better than the other army, even with just one other person able to do this we could react instantly to changing battlefield conditions.
>>40634699>>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!
>>40634699>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!As you head out, "I'll be back momentarily."
>>40634699>>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!These motherfuckers are going to pay. We will make them. Time to wreck these motherfuckers so hard they wake up in Marty McFly's back yard
>>40634699>Wait for Ergon to regain his breath, you'll want his help but he's in no condition to travel, and the bandits have horsesBut, when he's good to go,>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!A good evil overlord is considerate to his friends.
>>40634712Yes you are anon!>>40634699Just assume write-ins are always an option okay? I keep forgetting to list it.>>40634719If you really want me to tell you I'll tell you.>>40634699Oh yeah, the second option means you'll come back to grab Ergon later.
>>40634699>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!>Write INGET THE FUCK ON YOUR FEET THEN ERGON WE GOT TO GO NOW, BLOOD AND THUNDER!
>>40634699>>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!Fuck this shit, we're going to track them. Ergon will stay behind here and heal up, help who he can. We don't have to kill them all, we just have to get her away from them.Obviously, we're god touched, and this is an opportunity to get some alone time while we travel to . . . discuss, with our new patrons, just what it is they want and what they can offer us.Also, even with two of us it's unlikely we're going to wreck all the bandits, so we might as well keep it on the DL for now.
>>40634719Well, magic is a thing in the setting.I assume wizards have a message spell.
>>40634741Nah, mang, I just want to be guessing. And when I say Inspire, I mean like channel magic directly into him to turn him into some crazy lizard berserk revenant dude.
>>40634753>We don't have to kill them allDo you even into Blackguard, anon. We absolutely have to kill them all. They took qt mutey.
>>40634764Always geek the mage first.
>>40634699>YOU WILL LOCK THEM IN CHAINS AND FEED THEM TO THE DEAD!!!!EVEN IN DEATH THEY STILL DIE.blood for the blood god, skulls for the skull throne.
>>40634753From Ergon's memory dump you saw that most of the bandits died attacking the chapel. in fact he and jasmine killed a good number of them themselves. At a rough estimate you think there are about 10 of them left.Meant to put this in the story post when you melded, sorry
Oh, so did we get anything in particular from the two gods?You know, aside from the lance, lay on hands, and shit
>>40634793Oh, shit.That's right, this is still a flashback.
>>40634793Only ten?This will be rich, as we throw their own shields at them, they shall know fear.
>>40634807Basically the gods you have as your patrons determine which spells you unlock. because you've been patroned by the Krona and Tilarn, most of your spells will have to do with necromancy, domination, chains, and death. and negative energy, but you would've gotten that no matter what you picked.
>>40634841>chains>mfw BDSM enhanced interrogation scene
>>40634841What I mean is at the moment.Basically: do we just have the basic NE spells for now, and we'll unlock the other ones later?
>>40634861All we need is a german scientist who tells us not to blow stuff up and then we're golden.
>>40634871This should be our token alchemist.
Alright it's looking like the winner is>Hunt them down and brutally murder the bastardsThis leads to a second voteWhat do you do with Ergon?>Leave him here to rest, come back for him later>See if you can find one of the horses they give to new paladins, you have no idea if you'll be able to come back here or not, and Ergon can rest that way.As a side note, You are currently wearing scale mail, Ergon is wearing chainmail, he always preferred being lighter on his feet.>>40634870didn't I give you a list of your current abilities?yeah here it is>>40633318Dark lance is currently your only real "spell"
>>40634783Do you even Blackguard, Anon? We have to kill them all, but not at the cost of our own life. We can poison them, we can run away and come back later and kill them in their sleep, we can bar the doors to their barracks and burn them alive (along with any of their captives or slaves who aren't our friends), we can leave them alone for now, hire them later after we are rich and wealthy, and trick them into being sold into slavery to demons in hell using legal trickery in the contract they sign so that we can summon them as a tortured undead police force for the towns we conquer.But right now, our GOAL is to save our friend.Let's not be fucking Saturday Morning cartoon villains about this.>>40634793Well, that changes things. I wonder if we can mind control one of the men into starting a fight over loot/Jasmine/how badly the raid went that only 10 men survived etc.
>>40634892>See if you can find one of the horses they give to new paladins, you have no idea if you'll be able to come back here or not, and Ergon can rest that way.Definitely this. Let him bear witness to some delicious ultraviolence.
>>40634892>>Leave him here to rest, come back for him later
>>40634892>See if you can find one of the horses they give to new paladins, you have no idea if you'll be able to come back here or not, and Ergon can rest that way.
>>40634892>See if you can find one of the horses they give to new paladins, you have no idea if you'll be able to come back here or not, and Ergon can rest that way.We shall fireman carry the man if we have to.
>>40634699>>Wait for Ergon to regain his breath, you'll want his help but he's in no condition to travel, and the bandits have horses
>>40634900Your only current mind control spell is a ritual>Enslavement of Tilarn that takes a half hour to complete, and the victim needs to be inside the ritual circleAnd to be fair, they only had about 25 men to start with, and the cathedral had about 100 initiates. all things considered, they did pretty well.
>>40634961That means the scrubs got fucking wrecked, but Jasmine and Ergon took out at least 12 of them.Yes, that is DEFINITELY what happened.
>>40634961damn level 1 commoners!
>>40634961Wait, 25 guys wrecked 100 initates (like us) and 10 are left? Lets get a horse, and track them. We'll have to attack when they're distracted, or negotiate. Perhaps we can tell them what happened to the loot in exchange for Jasmine?After all, we just want our friend back. Or hell, we can even offer to join them, praise them for destroying our corrupt and hypocritical masters.
>>40634961shit man, reminds me of Ramsey and his 20 good men.But no seriously, they must have had shit training, we literally must be the best initiate in the whole temple, rivaled by only Ergon and Jasmine.
>>40634997No, initiates not like us, Ergon, Jasmine and MC were all going to be made full Paladins after their trial.
>>40634972well, considering that the three of you were about four years older then any of the other initiates, were forewarned by the guy who came running into the cathedral, and were the only ones who actually had their weapons and armor on them when the bandits attacked.Yeah that's pretty much exactly what happened.>>40634997>>40634998again, all the other initiates were about four years younger than you, unarmed, and take by surprise.
>>40634961>25 men >Jasmine and Ergon took out at least 12 of them.so that means there's 13 left...Think we could take out 13 mooks?I think so.What does the Blessing of Krona do?
>>40635016So they just executed an entire monastery and then decided to dip out with a hostage?Almost seems like they were just doing it because they had nothing better to do.I like them already.
>>40635016They were all unarmed and unarmored? That makes way more sense then.
>>40635038To be fair, Jasmine's the perfect waifu.Pure, pretty, and doesn't talk back.
>>40635027We also killed two in the Cathedral.And it's not unreasonable a mob of 100 dropped at least one or two of the dudesSo about 10 or 9 left.
So guys, should we run back inside and get our ax while our friend gets situated on a horse or just go right for the prize?
>>40635016keep in mind, you were at the temple for five years before you took the trial, most of the other initiates only had about a year of training.>>40635027your forgetting the two you killed in the cathedral.>Blessing of KronaAn hour-long ritual that let's you reanimate up to five corpses within the boundary's of the ritual circle.>>40635038yeah they also looted the rest of the place dry,
>>40635038Or the hostage is something special
>>40635066which honestly didn't get them much cause the elders were hording it in the secret cave.
>>40635049We must get her back.If she hates us, even better, the chase is often as good as the kill, so to speak.>MC's motivation is making her notice himI'd laugh.
>>40635066>yeah they also looted the rest of the place dry,Well that drops them down a few pegs. Killing for the sake of loot? Mother. Fucking. Heresy.WE KILL FOR PLEASURE AND GLORY.
Oh shit, right the story post.Give me 1d100 to find a horse.
>>40635066Use the blessing to reanimate only the initiates to scare the living crap out of the bandits
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>40635091
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>40635091I am the horse whisperer.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>40635091Rolling for red-eyed, black-coated stallion that blows smoke out its nose.
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>40635091God of dice give me your strength
>>40635103Loyal Steed Obtained.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>40635089No, no, no. We kill because we must, because men are wicked and we are creating a world where they shall be pure.:) Idealism has killed more men for nothing than anything else, Anon.>>40635091rolling.
>>40635094sure, if you vote to take the hour to do it.>>40635103If you had gotten the hundred, I would've given it to yah. don't worry to much, blackguards get an ability in a few levels that gives them a summon-able mount.writing.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>40635091>>40635103We fine a Pure blood Friesian horse, name it Black Thunder
>>40635103Here's a thought, how about a dead looking black eye phoenix
>>40635118Roll confirms that you're just trying to fag up a potentially awesome Blackguard quest thread with your complex layers of motivation and a sympathetic philosophical tilt that makes us likeable because you never figured out how to pull that off IRL.No. Violence for violence's sake, heavy metal guitar solos, big-titted bimbos and our coming ascent to godhood.
>>40635103That you are, anon. That you are.So, who else wants to play up getting tired of the classic "black and spikey" look, while our gods keep trying to force it on us?
>>40635149>big-titted bimbosOh, no, go fuck yourself.Best waifu already fucking confirmed. EVERYTHING else a shit. Ergon is cool, though. Bro-tier as fuck.Best mute is the only one for us.
>>40635152that'd be kinda funny.Persoally I wanted to go with Crimson red or somthing, but if someone else had a color scheme in mind?
>>40635170>Literally live our whole life as an ascetic paladin devoted to goodness and martial prowess>Definite kissless virgin>This motherfucker wants to waifu the only living woman he's ever known and the first female we meet on this quest>Directly after falling to the darker powers>seriously>fucking>seriouslyAutism.
>>40635177The color of good, hardened steel.No superfluous colors and pointless decoration. The only paint we need is from our vanquished foes' viscera and gore as we cleave them in twain.And fuck I think I went a bit too far there.
>>40635177How about we up the anty and try to disgust and horrify our own dark patrons?Flay our enemies, wear their skins over our armor.
>>40635187>Implying I've known any womanI never even met my mother! Hah! Jokes on you, pleb!
>>40635197So...Crimson red, like >>40635177 said.
>>40635212Oh yeah?Well my mother left me before I was born!
>>40635220Dried blood is not crimson, friend, and it wont stay fresh forever.
>>40635170>Trying to waifu the first female npcI mean it's a plus one she is mute, but I see her more of a bro.
>>40635235I knew you'd say that.But, if we don't have a fresh coat on at all times, we're doing something wrong.
>>40635149I'm actually mostly pulling from history. Nothing says we can't actually ENJOY cleansing scum from the earth.But look at how we developed so far. We doomed our old masters to their fate because they betrayed us, we took out our rage on a corrupt authority figure (the drill Sergeant) and we prayed to a higher power to save our friend who stood valiantly when others would have fled etc. etc.Besides, Khornates a shit. > complex layers of motivation and a sympathetic philosophical tilt that makes us likeable I never said it would make us likeable. If anything, people would be irritated by our smugness. But it lets us get away with being a condescending prick so much better.Admit it, anyways, you're that guy who's always on his phone unless there's combat going on so he can roll his munchkins dice.
>>40635233Well shit.Uh-huh, but my father was a turkey baster!>>40635238To be fair, I just found his idea of wanting a useless stupid bitch whose only redeeming quality was big tits to be absolutely disgusting, and would rather go for the qt who could actually do things.And that I have a feeling any other potential waifus will probably suck, or just be eyecandy, for the most part.
>>40635235See:>>40635206Flayed skin seems equally brutal and we don't have to argue about coloration (you fucking fags)
>>40634699A cold rage grips you at Ergon's wordsNo. nononononononononono THEY WILL DIE FOR THIS! "agh!" Ergon flinches, right, right. Ergon's in no condition to go anywhere right now,you need to find him a horse. and grab you doubleaxe now that you think of it. Right, horse. "Don't move Ergon, I'm going to find you a mount so you can come with me." he chuckles weakly, "Don't think... you need to worry... about me moving much right now." You stand, rushing to the armory to grab you doubleaxe, and then rush to the stables, there might still be a horse there, if the bandits didn't have time to run them off. Reaching the stables, you cast about, and find a muscular black stallion grazing not far away, taking him by the bridle, you lead him back over to Ergon, helping him into the saddle, and strapping him down.>Stay and look for something in the cathedral (what)>You don't have time to look around, it's mid-day now, you have bandits to track and murder.
>>40635177I was thinking it would be a pure black steed, but at night it looks like a undead horse.
>>40635258several things,1: Jasmine's breast are of average size, if not a little small2: She is just as skilled a fighter as you and Ergon.
>>40635267>No time>All aboard the murder train!
>>40635265>Flayed skin seems equally brutal and we don't have to argue about coloration (you fucking fags)Actually, the skin dries out, and faces discoloration, in addition, it can be hacked away, and makes us look like a total fucking "tele-bhind-u" edgemaster, which is lame as shit.
>>40635258>And that I have a feeling any other potential waifus will probably suck, or just be eyecandy, for the most part.Is that hunch based on some kind of actual evidence or do you just not have even an iota of confidence in the QM.
>>40635267>Stay and look for something in the cathedral (what)Find the most prominent holy symbol in the temple, and put our hammer through it.
>>40635282Damn.She really is an absolute best.
>>40635282That doesn't not change my point at all.>>40635295Seeing as how most waifus in EVERYTHING are terrible, I have confidence in nothing, in that regard. Doesn't matter who is in charge.
>>40635267>>You don't have time to look around, it's mid-day now, you have bandits to track and murder.
>>40635149> Character depthWORST THING EVER.I know I always make Charisma and Wisdom my dump stats, especially for Paladins.
>>40635295Well, he did profess to being an overlord fan.Just look at the harem from that.
>>40635307God damn it keyboard.The fuck is this quickkeys bullshit anyway? I want my old keyboard back.*does not
>>40635282speaking of which, as far as pysical descriptions goErgon is a little shorter than you, he has medium length sandy-blond hair, and freckles. He is now extremely pale, he's also wiry, like you. Not particularly beefy, but fast on his feet, and quite good with his longsword.Jasmine has short-cut raven black hair, well defined athletic muscles, and uses a boar spear as her weapon of choice.
>>40635267Quickly search the place for any other survivors, kids are good at hiding in small places, while keeping an eye out for supplies, food water weapons and horses.Also shut the hidden escape tunnel, so we can come back for the treasure later without it being taking by anyone else...
>>40635267Goootta fuck some bandits over a barrel and get our friend back. Let's ride.
>>40635267Let's see, we're good for weapons?Maybe some camping gear, or something to start fires with? Or perhaps a crossbow or something?
>>40635338you grabbed your crossbow and bolts when you grabbed your doubleaxe. forgot to put it in the update, sorry.
>>40635326>Jasmine has short-cut raven black hair, well defined athletic muscles, and uses a boar spear as her weapon of choice.>talented spear-woman, athletic as hellYou just can't help but make her better and better, can you?
oh! Ergon's Stats by the wayHealth 15/15Stamina 3/20Mana 7/7Level 1 RogueLevel 1 Fallen Paladin
>>40635357I swear to god if we waifu the first female NPC in the quest I'm going to blow a fucking gasket and just lobby for pure murderhobo every time we need to make a choice.Anyway QM, let's go rekt some bandits.
>>40635373Hey, if she's a best, it can't be helped.Plus, you need to fucking relax. You're sounding like that guy who wanted to waifu that one chick who always got pushed to the sidelines in quests ran by that dude uh, fuck, he runs the Vertical Tank Quest, I can't remember his name. But she never got waifu'd so you're venting that someone else is!The chick's name is Tarin, I believe.I concur, however, it is long past due to slaughter some mooks.
Gah! I wish to be here for the bandit rolls, but the sun threatens to rise! I must sleep. Good luck, anons!
>>40635373I would like to point out that you ARE a blackguard, if you guys can find good reasons, and methods, to assemble a harem, I will write it.keep in mind, I said>good reasonsas in>In character reasons>>40635267alright writing for>shutting the escape tunnel>grabbing your camping supplies>Putting your hammer spike through the most prominent holy symbol you can findand then>setting out for delicious revengemurder
>>40635413Shounen Protagonist Density engaged! > Keep saving all these women from other bastards.> Can't stand to make any of them sad, so we string them all along, switching between them as we vote schizophrenically.> Continue to be indecisive until eventually out of frustration they agree to share us, causing constant heartbreak and infighting among them.It'll be like Joker Quest, except the asshole autism of the MC will be excusable because we're a Blackguard.
>>40635373> This is MY QUEST. IF YOU ANONS DON'T VOTE HOW I WANT I WILL RUIN IT FOR YOU.And here I thought that I would be "That guy". Phew.
>>40635440Harems a shit, bro.No way. At the very most, you get three, preferably two, but hopefully one.Any more than three is stupid.
>>40635440We could even do it on purpose!I'm sure Tilarn would be cool with trickery and subterfuge to get more people under our thumb.
>>40635345alright writing for>shutting the escape tunnel>grabbing your camping suppliesThen>setting out for delicious revengemurderThe bandits will make camp before sunset likely, so we should hit them in the night, as soon as it gets dark since everyone will still be adapting to the darkness.>Putting your hammer spike through the most prominent holy symbol you can findBig time waster here.
>>40635440Well to be fair, Red Joker was stuck in nightmare fight for a few hundred years or something. The players don't show any long term goals other than kill things.
>>40635470Or we could do it like a real harem.Have 70 wives we don't give two shits about, and then 1 or 2 that we actually care about.
>>40635477It literally takes 5 seconds. Especially since it's probably in the inner sanctum. Which we are passing through.
>>40635490Man, do you know how silly it is to have to name that many characters? Not even actually care about them.Fuck, look at AEQ, shit is suffering.
>>40635470I would rather have the mute as a friend killing shit together with Ergon, She'll be our wingmen and we would sometime save fine bitches we just fuck them and continue on.
>>40635503>nameOh, anon, you so silly.
>>40635267Running back to your room, you grab your camping gear,>Backpack gained>50 ft. of rope gained>Flint an steel gained.>tent gained>bedrolls gainedrunning back to the cathedral, you turn the carving of the lady, causing the alter to slide back into place over the hidden tunnel. A lot of money was swept downstream, you might need that later on, as you're turning to go, you see the triple-ring of the lady on top of the alter glint in the sunlight, a cold anger grips you heart, and you turn, smashing your hammer into the holy symbol, twisting the bronze rings and sending them flying to the ground.roll me a d10 No there aren't crits, it's a random table.
>>40635506Eh, to each his own. Fine with the killing shit together, but no reason you can't do that while fucking. I find random sex to be silly, though. I dunno man, opinions and shit.Still, I'll be voting to waifu, and you will be voting not to, I look forward to the outcome, whichever it is, and good luck.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>40635537
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>40635537
>>40635546>You find a single shrimp, somehow.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>40635537
>>40635558>The shrimp radiates an odd energy.>Against your better judgment, you eat the shrimp.>You vomit violently.
>>40635546oh cool, you get one of the better ones.>Avitus gained a new spell! Vampiric Touch!writing
>>40635586I was really looking forward to the vomit inducing shrimp.
>>40635546>>40635556>>40635568The gods are not pleased!>>40635537So there are no other survivors? Not even a odd kid or 2 hidden in a cupboard, sack of potatoes, or empty barrel of wine/water?+10 to anger!
>>40635477>>Putting your hammer spike through the most prominent holy symbol you can find>Big time waster here.>>40635537>>40635586Guess not, Anon, guess not. Imagine when we come back and actually re-consecrate the grounds to our new Patrons.
>>40635604...roll me a d100
>>40635580>After vomiting you pass out.>You get a vision from the shrimp king.>Your mute female friend is now a shrimp.>Your Best friend is now a black scaled shrimp.> The bandits are now evil prawns.
>>40635604>Being the most righteous evil guy ever, smiting all who deserve it, especially servants of goodWell shit
>>40635544Good luck anon[/spoiler] I'm kidding[spoiler/]
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>40635622
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>40635622
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>40635622
>>40635604You kidding?We got vampiric touch for breaking a holy symbol.Where's that anon who said it was a waste of time?
>>40635625>Blackguard quest is now Shrimpquest.>>40635639Oh boy. My face.
>>40635625>acid trip shrimpGOD FUCKING DAMMIT I WANT THIS>>40635634>Being this salty. I thought Vegeta was a DBZ only thing.>>40635639Well fuck.
>>40635639as the gods will it, NO SURVIVORSRAGE!
>>40635639Kek.No. Fucking. Survivors.In fact, there are 15 extra corpses that are completely inexplicable.
>>40635639congratulations, you just failed your perception check.give me a d100-10
>>40635657It was a field trip day.
Rolled 61 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>40635663
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>40635622
Rolled 30 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40635663
Rolled 25 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40635663
Rolled 2 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40635650I was kidding about the gif>>40635663rolling
To do a minus ten, type "dice+1d100+-10"
Rolled 28 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40635675
>>40635683Your roll doubts that statement, should I?No really, the roll was almost a train wreck. Don't scare me like that.
>>40635644That was me, I thought there would be alot of religious symbols scattered all over the place since we are in a temple and we'd take a spiked hammer to destroy them.
>>40635683Oh Gods we are the most powerful yet most dense blackguard ever.
>>40635679Dammit anon.It's d100+-10Yes it's weird.No that doesn't excuse it.
>>40635676I'll let it slide because I'm assuming you didn't know how to add a negative84, successful endurance checkwriting
Rolled 67 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>40635622
>>40635700Nah, that's why I specified "most prominent"I can understand you if you thought it was a vote to destroy everything.
>>40635704Nah, it's algebra.
>>40635717It is algebra, but it's also a terrible formatting decision.>>40635712Based as fuck.
>>40635712If you did get the -8 what would have happened QM. Being bloody curious that's all.
>>40635704Also, I linked the wrong post.Which happened to be my roll.That was confusing.
So MC can't see shit, but his skin is as tough as bark.Neat?
>>40635733I think only natural crit-fails take precedence.But, my guess?Tons o damage.
>>40635537You let out a low snarl as the twisted rings fall to the floor. you feel a sense of smug satisfaction from within, and something clicks into place in your mind. Turning, you walk across the floor, heading for the doorway, you and Ergon need to get going if you're going to have any hop of catching up to the bandits befo- *CRASH!* FUCK! THAT FUCKING HURT! WHAT THE FUCK JUST HIT YOU UPSIDE THE HEAD! spinning around, you see a young child dressed in rags, he can't be older than 13, standing there holding a shattered vase, very clearly surprised by the fact that you aren't unconscious.>What do you do/say>>40635733You would've passed right the fuck out and not woken up for an hour or so.
>>40635733>>40635756We realize it was bad of us to get angry and call upon the powers of darkness, repent, and become a lawful good paladin again.
>>40635712Sorry my attention is divided between my mom pestering me for my flashlight every 15 minutes and another quest on right now.dice+1d100-10Like this right?>>40635716Yeah, sorry, I should proof read more.
>>40635768dice+1d100+-10It's weird as fuck.
>>40635766If we have the axe.>Clean decapitationIf we have the hammer>Messy skull explosionEither way>You do not slap us upside the head, bitch. You do NOT.
>>40635766Hey you little shit, why did you do that?!
>>40635766What was that for shrimp?
>>40635766He must think we're a bandit, kek.Good throw kid, you would've knocked out a raider like that.
>>40635768Nah,dice+1d100+-10>>40635766You're alive!Did the bandits hurt you?
>>40635781he didn't slap you, he whacked you over the head with a clay vase, it shattered.
>>40635766Smash his head against the wall
>>40635766Ask the kid why he bashed us over the head and if he wants to get revenge on the bandits.
>>40635781Nah, man, he's an innocent.We're not gonna start murdering innocents.Without good reason.
>>40635766"Do that again and I will hurt you. Go home. Your real home, not a palace of deceit such as this."
>>40635793Semantics.>>40635807Oh my god shut the fuck up. Go play in the paladin of joy quest thread.
>>40635802Also make sure he knows we're a friendly.
>>4063581810 minutes ago we were a paladin.Going from "save their souls" to "rape the innocents" that fast just doesn't make sense.Besides, he's young and his mind is easy to mold. He'll make a great minion.
>>40635818I would like to point out that you aren't full murderrape yet.It would be more than a little out of character to just kill this kid.He looks a bit to young to be an initiate by the way, he was probably an errand boy
>>40635766>"Better give me a good reason you did that boy."
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>40635766Give the kid the most intimidating and pissed off look you can that speaks "Give me a reason not to end you right here and now" look.
>>40635839>destroys a clay vase with the back of our skull>"Alright kid, I like you. Suit up. Evil deeds await!"That makes more sense to you?>>40635853I guess anon solved the problem.But it's still gay.
>>40635857I'm open to criticism.
>>40635766General consensus appears to be>Why did you do thatnow how would you like to ask>intimidating>calmly
>>40635857>I don't like that we aren't teleporting and decapitating people, everyone who doesn't agree with me is an OOC faggot who should go somewhere elseFuck son, calm down. Fuck.
>>40635857He's a little errand boy that assaulted a full grown man carrying a battle axe and a warhammer.He's got guts.Let's not splatter them across the floor just yet.
>>40635873>intimidatingNot in a good mood today.
>>40635873>calmlywe should make him our page
>>40635880to be fair, he was kinda betting on you being knocked the fuck out by that.as a side note, that kid wouldn't have gotten close to you if you didn't roll a one.
>>40635873>Intimidating>>40635880Gutsy, yes.Hilariously retarded, much more so.
>>40635873>calmlyCan't make OUR errand boy run away.
>>40635857>Suit up. Evil deeds await!No matter how much of a prick you're being, I can't help but like you for that phrase.
>>40635903Still, he took the initiative when he could have kept hiding.He's got spirit.
>>40635938He could make a great party face.
>>40635873calmly wins it by one. writing.
>>40635945Mreh, i suppose we can go full CRAZY EYES on people later.
>>40635938>Valuing intangible "spirit" over intellect, ruthlessness, efficiency, or sick magic tricks
>>40635964Give him some training in effectively bashing people, and he'd be pretty damn good at whatever we put him to.Unwavering resolve is useful, and as to the other parts, he's 13. He gets a temporary pass on his idiocy.
>>40635818Goddamnit, it's edgelords like you who fucking kill these quests where we try to play evil characters.
>>40635995IDK, man, he just saw everyone get killed and we smashed the icon of his god in front of him. Since he didn't see what we did about our leaders and shit he might understandably think that we're one of the bandits.Seeking vengeance is only righteous and proper.
>>40636011Well we are a blackguard so we'll probably start doing that later on. But not now though 'cause we still got that new car smell on us.
>>40635766Quelling your rage, you stare down at the red-headed kid, honestly, once you got past the urge to kill him, your pretty impressed he was actually brave enough to attack you, considering you're the one carrying a giant axe on his back. In as calm a voice as you can manage, you ask him "So, what was that for shrimp?' he stammers, and it comes to your attention how poorly clothed he actually is, really they're rags more than anything. Of course they, those damn lying penny-pinching priests! The kid finally manages to stammer out an answer, "Y-y-y-you're n-n-not a bandit?" he asks, taking a step back>No, I'm not, I'm on my way to take care of the rest of them>What's your name kid?>you shouldn't stay here, everyone's dead, who knows what'll come looking.>other
>>40636011>Play evil character>Want to do evil shit>"Oh no we can't do that, time to roll another brooding anti-hero and waifu whoever was unlucky enough to be in our starting sceneIf "edge" means going around doing whatever cock-out interesting shit we want, then yeah, guess I'm "edge". Not interested in the basic weeb storyline you idiots tend to inspire.
>>40636036>No, I'm not, I'm on my way to take care of the rest of them.Also what's your name?
>>40636036>You shouldn't stay here, everyone's dead, who knows what'll come lookingDo we know the direction to the nearest town?
>>40636036>No, I'm not, I'm on my way to take care of the rest of them>What's your name kid?
>>40636043Well we can't just pull a full 180 out of our ass man. It'll happen, just not right now while we're focused on saving our friend.
>>40636036>No, I'm not, I'm on my way to take care of the rest of them>What's your name kid?Probably should leave the kid here, he can prep the dead for burial.
>>40636074How about a funeral pyre? You're talking about 100+ corpses.
>>40636043There's nothing wrong with doing evil shit, it's doing randomly evil and stupid shit that bothers me. We can be evil without constantly killing children and random people, Anon.> Not interested in the basic weeb storyline you idiots tend to inspire.Or any storyline, by the looks of it.
>>40636043I can pretty much guarantee that you will eventually get to the point where you're enslaving nations.>>40636055assuming your nightmare is to be believed, which it probably is given the fact that the raiders came from the village road, the nearest village would be the one you grew up in, a few hours away, and everybody is likely dead.
>>40636043>Hear a couple voices in our head>Welp, guess we're suddenly evil, let's go murder children.We're all here for evil, it's in the title of the quest after all. This is called roleplaying.Besides, we went with the gods of death and tyranny, not the god of rage.Our evil is going to be the subjugation of people both living and dead.And before you say "then kill him and raise his corpse", it takes an hour to perform the ceremony, and the zombie of a 13 year old wouldn't be very useful.
>>40636093I was thinking we might be dabbling in necromancy stuff after....
>>40636099Actually, Can we make any minions from the dead currently? They could be useful in taking out the bandits, and they are very fresh!
>>40636099Well, of course we'll enslave nations. Men crave guidance in their lives, a strong ideal to guide them, order and structure to guard their lives. Reminder that Plato's Republic contained slaves, and that he thought it would be cruel to send them out into the world where they would be unable to care for themselves properly becoming like animals while starving to death.
>>40636156Too slow to chase them down, they're on horses, and we want to save Jasmin before they rape or kill her.
>>40636191Although, if they did one or both of those things, she'd be much easier to recruit.
Okay guys here's the dealIt's 1 am where I live, and I've been running for about 13 hours now, I'm about to fall asleep at my keybored.feel free to discuss anything you want to about the quest/plans to take out the bandits/worldI'll answer any questions as long as i'm awake, I'll probably be able to run tomorrow, and I'll post the link on my twitter.https://twitter.com/EclipseQMhttps://twitter.com/EclipseQMhttps://twitter.com/EclipseQMI'm fuckin dead over here guys.>>40636156sure, if you want to spend an hour doing it.>>40636191that to.
>>40636226Two threads in a day ain't bad.Well done QM. Any idea when the next thread will drop?
>>406362261 am where you areYou're PST then?Whereabouts?
>>40636260I live on the west coast of the USA, so it'll probably start about 11:am here. i'm too brain dead to handle time zones right now
>>4063627511am tomorrow?Damn, you just made me a happy boy.Sleep well.
How've the threads been so far guys? enjoyable enough?>>40636283yeah I have no life for the next week or so.
>>40636191Honestly I want to do that after the rescue but was worried we won't get the chance after.Should we do any planning so we can start next thread with us heading out the gate?
>>40636291Pretty fun, got my 2 highest rolls ever on this quest so I'm happy. Can't wait till next thread, thanks for running!
>>40636291Loving it so far.The nat 20 turning our bro into some sort of abyssal-infused lesser demon was fucking dope.>>40636321Maybe we should have the kid play nurse for Ergon, give him water and shit and walk along the horse as he rides.
>>40636291I'm enjoying it, hopefully you control it enough that we don't do retarded shit just because we're sooooo evil now.
>>40636348honestly it's kind of a mix of "lesser demon" and "new form of intelligent quasi-undead that nobody has ever heard of before"
>>40636353Actually, voices of reason fighting crazy dark, violent urges in his head seems like it's in character. I say keep the banter going.
>>40636291>no life for the next week or soHey! Same here!>>40636275>Live on the west coast of the USAHey... Same here......Are you me?
>>40636348again, you don't want to know what a nat 1 would've been>>40636388depends, do you have a jewfro of curly brown hair?
>>40636400I think using that point to utterly derail the quest and have the PC immediately repent and go back to his goddess would have been a funny way of dealing with it.
>>40636348I like the kid so i don't want to get him killed off, I mean almost 100 dead initiates and they only managed to kill maybe 2 or 3 while our friends killed the bulk of them, hes probably more of a liability than anything else, I doubt there will be anyone alive nearby for 50 miles since they likely sacked a village earlier.Alternatively this might be a good time for him to get hardened and bloodied.Also will we be passing by our home village on the way?
>>40636413I think the ring had something to do with us unable to communicate with our now ex-goddess.
>>40636430>Also will we be passing by our home village on the way?Yeah but I think QM mentioned that everyone there is dead and their houses are on fire.We either ditch the kid (kid probably dies) or take him with us (kid still probably dies). All depends on whether you want an on or off-screen death for him, unless Eclipse grants him enough plot armor to make a true paladin jealous.
>>40636430you can choose to avoid it if you don't want deal with seeing the aftermath. it'll add some time to the trip though.
>>40636445Well i figured if we play it smart, we won't have to risk him at all, hence why we should leave him at the temple, unless we know its not safe. I doubt the bandits are gonna return after 1 day and attack again, or some other unknown.
>>40636473I think it'll pan out either one of two ways:We leave the kid, get to the bandit fight quicker, kid probably disappears.We take the kid, get to the bandit fight a bit slower, and hopefully he doesn't lose an arm in the scuffle.
I'm honestly surprised nobody's shadowrunning about the ??? on the list of evil gods
>>40636508welp. nice to meet you me.
>>40636508Hell, one of my friends has taken to calling me "Jewfro"
>>40636503We'll meet it when we meet it, I guess.Immediate goal (in my opinion) should be to establish a foothold in this world, gather wild amounts of personal power in addition to a massive martial force, and then find a way to ascend to the god's realm. Then, see which one we think we can knock out the easiest, we make a move and see if we can claim its domain.
>>40636517So... You wanna hang out sometime?You got a mirror?
>>40636522well the easiest to get rid of would probably be>Tellet: God of sloth and ignorancereally he's only still around because non of the others can be bothered to get rid of him. rather ironic really.
>>40636542I honestly feel that anybody wiling enough to work towards taking that domain couldn't possibly hold it.If anything, it's the safest possible position.Oh, and also: Goooo Tellet on the mountain...
>>40636497Hmm, now that i think about it, if we take the kid, and have him take the horses away after we get to our drop off point he would be relatively safe aside from wild animals.>>40636542Did we count how many bandit corpses are on the ground?>>40636529Hanging out with your doppelganger.. unless your Scott Pilgrim.
>>40636575you have not.
>>40636582Any way we can squeeze that in? maybe have the boy do a quick run through the halls, rooms and storerooms? I get the feeling if we miss one guy, he'll sneak up on the boy and gut him.Actually we best do it ourselves, there could still be lingering bandits, after all there were 2 left behind that we killed still searching most likely for the elders since they'd know more about hidden loot?
>>40636625I'm not a completely evil bastard you know
>>40636658That is mildly reassuring, but Its the dice I worry about, I assume the kid gets a dice roll on some events. Anyways g'night.
>>40636168Plato was an elitist douche, you know. His Republic basically was "people I like are privileged, the ones I don't aren't here"