You are Sallazar, a young wizard who has recently left the army. You have taken a teaching job at Egwen Girls Convent.In addition the Headmaster of the school wants you to run the schools adventurers club, to give some of the schools more...unusual...girls something fun to do.The Adventurers Club http://pastebin.com/t467eb4qClasses and Races http://pastebin.com/wCst2V8BQuest Rules http://pastebin.com/RG9EAvPqMain Character http://pastebin.com/xHFh2iz2Setting http://pastebin.com/ej98zdgDContinent Map http://ibin.co/260vHqwvCza9You remain calm and murmur a few arcane phrases under your breath, even as you flex your fingers through the required gestures. The comforting feeling of your Spell Mantle settling on you boosts your confidence and the feeling of fangs on your neck disappears.“What the...?” says the voice, sounding unsure as you say calmly “young lady, attacking a student or a teacher is against the rules, please let go.”There’s a high-pitched “eep!” and the limbs embracing you are quickly withdrawn and you hear something running or scuttling away. When you turn around, there’s no one there.“I’m not here to hurt you” you say “I’m Professor Sallazar, I just want to talk to you.”“I didn’t mean to attack you Professor” says a voice from...somewhere in the darkness. You don’t even know where its coming from, it seems to be coming from all around you, but that’s impossible.“I know” you say, neglecting to mention she was expecting to attack another student and bite her.“Why are you glowing?” asks the voice. You look down at yourself, you’re not glowing.“Why do you think I’m glowing?” you ask.“Because you are” says the voice “all blues and greens and some gold too.”“Tell me more about the glow” you say softly “where is it coming from?”“Form all around you” says the voice “mostly your robes though.” Ah, it seems she’s seeing magic, somehow.
“Well I did just cast a spell” you say “maybe you’re seeing that.”“It’s not much to see by though” says the voice “why’d you do it?”“Its not to see by” you say “its a protective spell, you might be seeing the arcane energies of the spell, not a real light.”There’s a pause then “what?” comes the reply.“It sounds as if you’re seeing magic” you say “not an uncommon power for some Soulborn.”“Oh” says the voice “Well, uh, what do you want Professor?”“I wanted to talk to you?” you say again “Calluna isn’t it?” Fangs and tentacles match the description of this girl.“I’m not breaking any rules” says the voice. You still can’t see her or pinpoint her location from the sound she’s making.What do you do?>Talk to her, ask her why she’s up here>Talk about the adventurers club>Tell her to reveal herself, or lose credits – she did just attack you>Create some light with a cantrip>Cast another spell (what?)>Other (what?)Critical: Calluna learned Detect Magic spell abilityold thread >>40843747
>>40859110>Tell her to reveal herself, or lose credits – she did just attack youBad girl. She wanted to hurt someone.
>>40859110>Talk to her, ask her why she’s up here>Ask her why she wanted to attack another student
>>40859110>Tell her to reveal herself, or lose credits – she did just attack you
>>40859110>Talk to her, ask her why she’s up here>Tell her to reveal herself, or lose credits – she did just attack you
>>40859110Oh fuck is she a balanoth?
>>40859176What is a balanoth?
>Tell her to reveal herself, or lose credits – she did just attack youI still believe we should report her behaviourAlso I am still not buying that soulborn are actually nice and friendly
>>40859216Soulborn are as nice and friendly as people.Meaning all different sorts.
>>40859210a 3.5 monster that has tentacles and sees with magic, but I guess I was wrong. might have spelled the name wrong too.
>>40859250Most people don't try to murder others because they decided to walk somewhere they don't want them
>>40859295A lot of people like to scare others.
>>40859295And she hasn't tried to murder us, she just scared us. Which is something a lot of people do.Also she is not a soulborn.
>>40859315>>40859329Doesn't seem like just a scare, anons.
>>40859340>Doesn't seem like just a scare, anons.Considering she hasn't actually done anything, it was obviously a scare.
>>40859315>>40859329She just tried to murder us you foolsWould you say it's just a scare when cute girl will stab you on road and try to take your money?Also where is it said she's not soulborn?>>40859376She did nothing because she realized we aren't some weak prey
>>40859376Using magic made her stop.
>>40859403>Would you say it's just a scare when cute girl will stab you on road and try to take your money?She hasn' stabbed us at all though.
>>40859403She didn't attempt to murder us though
>>40859421Just because you raise shield in time to block a blow of sword doesn't mean the other guy didn't try to murder you
>>40859453Except even if we hadn't, and she actually intended to go through with her threat, it wouldn't have killed us or even a hypothetical student.
>>40859453You probably don't need a shield for a play sword.
>>40859474I don't know where you live but here people die after getting sucked dry
>>40859474An attempt is an attempt, no matter how effective it was.
>>40859498I see no play swords here
>>40859516>Implying it was an actual attempt to harm someone and not just intending to scare us>>40859502>Implying she was actually going to bite anyone
>>40859516Except no attempt was made.>>40859502Its hyperbole.
Yo, let's be a sadistic torturer in this quest.
>>40859600We are a teacher, we already are one.
>>40859544>>40859559>“I told you the next time I found you up here I’d drain you dry Filia, but you didn’t listen you stupid bitch!”>And then you feel several sharp something’s pressing against the skin of your neckThis sounds real enough for meI see nothing that would point at it being scare or a joke
>>40859634The part where she didn't bite?How long do you think it takes to bite someone? We wouldn't have had reaction time if she had actually wanted to do it.
>>40859634>Scares aren't allowed to actually try to be scary!I'm done with this.
>>40859634This conversation is fucking stupid and so are you. Even if it was attempted murder, which it's not, there are mitigating circumstances like the fact that the offender is a minor, we're responsible for her safety as a school official, she thought we were someone else who it sounds like threatened her, and perhaps most importantly, we want something from her. And on a meta level, this isn't that kind of game. It's a fucking monstergirl highschool game.Even if we were to forget all of that and treat the situation with all the gravity of a serial killing slasher, we would at worst attack her and be accused of murder ourselves, or at best no real action is taken and we just burn the bridge with her and get a bad rep at the school.In conclusion: stop being retarded.
>>40859690>who it sounds like threatened herIt sounds like exact reverse for me
>>40859690Your post is so retarded it hurts.
>>40859758Except for all of it being undeniably true.Except for the part of her possibly being threatened, no idea what that comes from.
>>40859781Undeniably true that it's stupid and wrong.
“Apart from attacking me” you say in a calm voice “now either show yourself, or I’ll start taking credits away.”To the left of you, almost within arms reach, a girl appears clinging to the wall, at head height for you. How in the Hells did she do that?“Am I in trouble?” she asks miserably, hugging herself with her arms.The girl, probably Calluna, has light brown skin and brown hair and eyes. She has prominent fangs, visible when she speaks. She has four long black tentacles that are currently clinging to the stone wall she’s sat on.“What would you have done if it wasn’t me?” you ask “if you had grabbed Filia instead?”Calluna shrugs “I dunno” she says “I just wanted to scare her, bite her and make her go away, make her stop making fun of me.”“Does she tease you a lot?” you ask.Calluna shrugs “some” she says “Filia is succubus-soulborn, she’s pretty and popular and fits in. I...don’t fit in, anywhere.”“Surely there must be some place you feel like fitting in, perhaps-”The girl cuts you off “No!” she almost yells “you adults always say that and its not true, nothing makes sense, nothing is right, you talk and talk and never understand!”You take a moment before responding “How is everything wrong?” you ask.“What?” says Calluna“You said everything is wrong” you say “so how is it wrong? How *should* it be?”Now its Callunas turn to pause, then she says “no one ever asked that before”You say nothing, and just wait. She starts talking.“The sky is the wrong colour, the birds all have too few wings, I can’t hear the song in my head that I know should be there, the trees don’t talk to me anymore and I’m alone. All the animals just feel wrong, even this wall” she thumps it “it’s just, the angles are wrong, it exists in a funny shape.”
Calluna continues “We went to the circus a while ago and there were these funny glasses all broken up and when the others put them on they said the view was all messed up, but when I put them on, to me it was the same. To me its like I’m *always* wearing the smashed glasses, like the whole world is messed up. I’m not crazy” she finishes defiantly, like she’s heard that accusation before.How do you respond?>Try to figure out what’s wrong with her>Recruit her for the club>Just sit and talk with her>Probe Thoughts spell>Other spell (what?)>Other (what?)
>>40859828>Just sit and talk with her>Try to figure out what’s wrong with her
>>40859805>Calluna shrugs “I dunno” she says “I just wanted to scare her, bite her and make her go away, make her stop making fun of me.”Fucking called it. She felt threatened because she was getting bullied.
>>40859828>Probe Thoughts spell>call for a psychiatrist
>>40859828>>Just sit and talk with her>Try to figure out what’s wrong with her
>>40859828>Cast BanishmentWhat is she doing on this plane?
>>40859828>Try to figure out what’s wrong with her>Just sit and talk with her
>>40859828>Just sit and talk with her
>>40859828>Try to figure out what’s wrong with her>Just sit and talk with her>Probe Thoughts spell (ask permission first)
>>40859847>bite herStill an attack, you idiot.
>>40859857Uh, good question.>>40859828>Cast Banishment
>>40859857Soul bound stop being a retarded edgemaster.
>>40859857Just get out of the thread.
>>40859887She is not a soul bound.
>bite her and make her go away, make her stop making fun of meSounds like murder to me
>>40859910IC we don't know and have every reason to assume she is.
>>40859847The funny part is that actually biting her would have accomplished the exact opposite of making her leave her alone.
>>40859887>>40859904I don't get it.If she's from this plane it won't do anything anyway.And I see nothing edgy in helping her return home.
>>40859933OOC we do, and >>40859887 sounds more OOC than IC.
>>40859967If she could be returned with Banishment, you think no one tried that before?
>>40859967Sets a bad precedent. She's here as a student. Headmaster would have our hide, the other girls who were demon soul born would be terrified of us, and it's a dick move.
>>40859990Yes. That sounds exactly like the kind of thing people wouldn't try.
>>40859967Casting spells on people when you don't really know what happens is highly unethical.
>>40859857Supporting this>Cast Banishment
>>40860016Poor angel girlWe just raped her and then left her alone in ditch by casting that horrible spell on her
>>40859847>B-but I shot all the other kids because they were bullies!
>>40860060We knew what would happen with that one.
>>40860060Except we knew perfectly well what would happen because the Headmaster showed us?At least read the thread for your shitty troling attempts.
>>40860067A bite is less lethal than a girl gunshot in most cases.
sitting and talking + figure it outPlease roll Intelligence 1d20+24
>>40859828>Sit and talk>Try to figure out what's wrong with herWhat color should sky have? Can you see it on any other thing? Well, during the day at least.
>>40860115Not when combined with drinking blood
Rolled 18 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>40860140
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>40860140
Rolled 11 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>40860140
Rolled 19 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>40860140Bear lore go!
Rolled 14 + 24 (1d20 + 24)>>40860140
>>40860147She had no intention of drinking her blood.
>>40860147Not always fatal then either.
>>40860147Biting =/= drinking blood, and even then it doesn't do very much damage.
>>40860172What do you think "bite her" is for?
>>40860321To scare her. She literally fucking said that.She doesn't need to actually drink her blood to accomplish that.
“Tell me more” you say, leaning against the wall next to her “tell me everything that’s wrong with the world.”Calluna gives you a hesitant look, and keeps talking. You try to process what she says, trying to fit it into your knowledge of magic and extraplanar creatures as much as you can. You’ve been reading as much as you can about Soulborn in your spare time, devouring the books the Headmaster has given you.You ask questions, and even perform a few simple cantrips to see how she perceives colour and sound.There’s nothing wrong with her senses that you can detect, or even how she processes it – she can tell colours apart and easily identify different sounds, but everything seems foreign to her. She prefers the dark nights because she can see and hear so much less, and so there’s less to trouble her.Eventually you have it figured out, or at least, you think you do.“Has anyone ever told you what sort of Soulborn you are?” you ask.Calluna shakes her head “They thought I was some sort of demon Soulborn” she says “but holy stuff doesn’t do anything to me, and sunlight doesn’t hurt, so I’m probably not a vampire.”“I don’t know exactly what sort of Soulborn you are” you say “but during the Last War some summoners reached pretty far. There are planes inhabited by creatures so unusual, so alien that they are just called *The Far Realms*. I think whatever creature was bound into your parent came from there.”“But I have memories” protests Calluna “memories from when I was young, the world made sense then and I had sisters, lots of them, and the trees sang to me.”“Many demon Soulborn have memories and dreams of Hell” you say quietly “somehow they inherit the memories of the demon that was bound into their parent.”“Oh” says Calluna, sounding very lost “so if I went to one of these Far Realms, would it be home?”“I don’t know for sure” you say “but I don’t think so.”“Why?” she asks
“Fire elemental Soulborn” you say “are very resistant to fire and they feel cold here all the time, but they can’t live on the Plane of Fire – at least, not for more than a few hours. They’re from two worlds, but don’t feel truly at home in either. I think if you went to a Far Plane, you’d last longer than most, but eventually it would hurt you.”Calluna is quiet for a long time and then says in a small voice, sounding like she’s choking back tears “So I really don’t belong anywhere then...”Ah Hells, you were just trying to figure out the truth, not make her feel worse, good going Sallazar, you mentally kick yourself.Now how will you fix this?>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>Hug her>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)>Back-peddle, say you could be wrong>Other (what?)
>>40860611>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>I can’t fix this yet, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)
>>40860611>>Hug her>I can’t fix this yet, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)I may be able to find a spell to make it easier to bear.
>>40860611>Hug her>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)> Try to find out from what plane she might come, but don't tell her yet, in case you can't find anything
>>40860611>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>Hug her>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)Muh daughteru.
>>40860611>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>Other>Promise her you will make her capable of living in that place
>>40860611>Back-peddle, say you could be wrong
>>40860611>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>Hug her>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)First daughteru acquired.
I still think casting Banishment could work
>>40860611>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>Hug her>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)
>>40860683It will work, actually.
>>40860683It'd either do jothing and scare her, or kill her. Stop being a troll.
>>40860697So she's not soulborn?
>>40860697The problem is her 'home' would kill her if it does.
>>40860697I wouldn't be so sure about that.
>>40860717No, if she actually IS a Soulborn, then Banishment doesn't do anything.Banishment only works if she isn't one, and then her hom eplane wouldn't hurt her.At least not by nature, she can easily still land somewhere in her home plane thats dangerous.There is a reason why she isn't there anymore afterall.
>>40860611>>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)You don't need a world to belong. Having friends should be enough.And if you study hard enough, you can form your own pocket plane where everything will be to your satisfaction.
>>40860707Why would it scare her?>>40860717For all we know it's quite safe place
>>40860611>Promise to find the plane she came from (at least if she knows about it, it might help)>I can’t fix this, but I can help take your mind off it (recruit)>Maybe you could become a wizard and learn the genesis spell
>>40860763>For all we know it's quite safe placeThats a pretty dumb assumptiom, considering she isn't there anymore.
>>40860717Shee wouldn't let anything hurt her.
>>40860777Not everything you can summon is from some place of eternal suffering and death
>>40860763Wizard hits you with a spell without warning, scary.
Ok, writing Promise, Hug + recruitFirst 2 got 5 of 10 possible votes, so casting tie-breakerBut please do check my count
>>40860812"Hey I just had idea, it might not work but there's chance it will help you, wanna try it?"
>>40860803The mc straight up said she'd die faggot. Fa realms are Cthulhu-sequel places.
Also please roll Fellowship 1d20+4 for recruitan
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>40860839
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>40860839
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>40860839>>40860836Only if his assumptiom that she is a soulborn is correct. In which case you can't banish her at all.His assumptiom is most likely wrong
>>40860794Assuming she gets sent back to her true home instead of one of the far planes. We might not be in the same reality, and that would be the nearest approximation. Wizards can send people across planes, but I don't know if anything short of Shee could send someone to another planar cosmology altogether.
Why would it work?This is the plane she was born inShe isn't soul-bound, shes the kid of someone who was soul-bound with a far realm entity Shes suffering from memory leakage from the entity and it having different senses from this plane
>>40860902Does it even matter?Trying it won't hurt anyone
>>40860902That's wrong, but I like how you imply she is going crazy.
>>40860918Except for her.
>>40860884If Pally doesn't intend to throw our expectation a curve-ball, then she is most likely from a different time just as much as from a different plane.So even if Banishment does send her somewhere, its certainly not where she wants to go.>>40860918>Trying it won't hurt anyoneIt actually could.
>>40860920Memory leakage is a fact other soil born deal with too. Did you read the last post?
>>40860945>Did you read the last post?You are going on the assumptiom that she is a Soulborn, and her problems are from that.He is saying she is not a Soulborn and her memories are very real.
>>40860963The previous thread was still up and had another 200 posts before autosage, so we were using that.
>>40860963>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40843747/#p40855109From that post down.
>>40860970>He is saying she is not a Soulborn and her memories are very real.No he isn't, he just told her that soul-born may inherit memories from the entity that was soul-bound to her parents Many demon Soulborn have memories and dreams of Hell” you say quietly “somehow they inherit the memories of the demon that was bound into their parent.”Soul-bound parents produce soul-born children Soul-born kids inherit traits, memories and other stuff from the entity causing issues
>>40861052>No he isn't, he just told her that soul-born may inherit memories from the entity that was soul-bound to her parentsAnon. With "he" was talking about the guy you replied to.Our MC bases his assumptiom on assuming she is a soulborn.He is not infallible and his assumptiom on that matter can be wrong, likely is wrong.
>>40861049This character was made as Shee's direct descendant. She was discussed during the last PoJ thread.
>>40861090Who the hell is Shee?
>>40861104Azathoth with better family values.
>>40861104The character is a reference to PRQ, because at the end of the last PoJ thread, when we discussed potential students, people asked for a Abberation girl, and got to the conclusion that a child of the PRQ protagonist would fit the bill very well.Hence Calluna is that.
>>40861090So you're using meta from 2 other quests and taking it for granted Pally isn't misleading you.
>>40861104protag from Pallys 2nd quest, Psychic rebel quest
>>40861137So that's why everyone is against idea of banishing her!This explains it, thanks!
>>40861143No, we aren't using meta at all. No one is making the MC act on our knowledge.
>>40861162>So that's why everyone is against idea of banishing her!No, its a bad idea even besides that.There is no guarantee she gets send anywhere safe if we banish her, even if she could survive the nature of the place.
“I don’t know which plane you are connected to” you say “and it may take some time, but I’ll find out, this I swear.”Calluna lifts up her head and you see tear-filled eyes “what?” she sobs“At least then you’ll know” you say gently “You’ll know what you are, and then you can decide who you want to be.”Calluna launches herself off the wall at you, but its not an attack. Her arms, and rather creepily, her tentacles wrap around you and hug you tightly as she buries her face in your shoulder, sobbing.You hug her back and pat her on the back, trying to sound soothing as you say “There, there, it’s going to be ok.”Later, when Calluna has recovered her composure, and is drying her eyes, you say “Calluna, I can’t really fix this, or make it go away, but maybe we can take your mind off it.”Calluna gives you a slightly suspicious look, you replay what you just said in your head, add that to the fact that the two of you are still embracing and- “and by that I mean joining the adventurers club” you say quickly, extricating yourself from the hug “it will be hard work, but rewarding I think, and you’ll be working with other girls who will also be getting thrown into completely unfamiliar situations and having to learn how to cope.”Yeah, and combat is a wonderful way to deal with pain, a nasty little voice in your mind says. In the heat of battle you can do just about anything and keep functioning...You ignore the voice and instead say to Calluna “What do you say, want to join a club that involves a lot of screaming, running for your life and confusing, utterly bizarre situations?”Calluna snorts and then laughs “Well when you put it like that” she says “it kinda sounds fun, I’m in.”It’s now very late, and after making sure Calluna gets back to her dorm safely, you head to bed yourself, your mind flipping through all the different things you know about Far Realm entities, and how a part-human one might exist in this world without going insane.
The next day you teach your classes as you normally do, using real display of magic to illustrate the points you make – something that keeps the students interested and entertained.Just before lunch, you have a free period. You could work on improving your lesson plans, or speak to the Headmaster about recruiting Trainers for your club, or even recruit more girlsWhat do you do?>Work on lesson plans>Talk to Headmaster about Trainers>Recruit girls (options in next post)>Other (what?)
>>40861304>Talk to Headmaster about Trainers
>>40861263If she gets banished she should be capable of survivingBut it's true she could use some training firstLet's cast Dimensional Lock before Banishment to see if it will work!>>40861304>Other (what?)Talk to headmaster about this aberration from far plane
>>40861304>Call a club meeting
>>40861304>>Talk to Headmaster about Trainers7 is good for now.
>>40861332>If she gets banished she should be capable of survivingNo, no she shouldn't.If you set out a child on some random part of the planet its not likely to survive that.>>40861304>Talk to Headmaster about Trainers
>>40861143>taking it for granted Pally isn't misleading you.
>>40861419So how much should we train her before banishing her only for nothing to happen?
>>40861419Pally, do you mind if I post the reference sheet with the new girls stats on it?
>>40861479Up to you>>40861485Go right ahead
>>40861419Would casting Dimensional Lock and then Banishment have any visible effect?
>>40861526No.Dimensional Lock prevents planar travel, Banishment sends a creature back to its home plane...via planar travel.Can't shove someone out the door after closing the door.
>>40861537I hope others from PRQ noticed the suspiciously specific absence of a specific kind of iconic power from Shee's powerset in Callunas.It got me worried ever since I saw her stats.
>>40861562>Can't shove someone out the door after closing the door.Yes you can, you just need to apply more force
So could we ask girl for info about one of sisters and then scry her?
>>40861639The mental stuff?
>>40861693Yeah, nothing relating to Corruption and associated powers.And that worries me, because either she just doesn't have them for some reason, despite having everything else, or she just doesn't know yet she has them.
>>40861711Children are not the parent. She may not have or ever get the full power set.
>>40861537>her bite is mildly pleasurableOh my
So we can get Discern Location for 20 expIt would allow us to find this girls home
>>40861743>She may not have or ever get the full power set.Yes, but she has literally everything else, except that one.If she only had 'some' stuff and some not I would think this. But considering its the only noteworthy one missing.It just got me worried.
>>40861809No, it doesn't. It reveals the location of a creature or object.Also>trying to scry the Far RealmI like my SAN unchecked, thank you very much.
With just you to train them, the girls will no doubt make excellent wizards...and that’s about it. You need a variety of skills in your club, and right now you don’t have any way of ensuring that, so you climb the long winding stairs to the Headmasters office to discuss this.You find him at his desk, muttering to himself as he signs papers, with the door open.“Sir Sarum” you say, knocking on the door “is this a good time?”“Sallazar my boy” he says with a smile “Come in, yes, just reviewing the first list of credit reports for our students, which are boring and are going as expected, how can I help you?”“I’ve recruited seven of the girls so far” you say “and the Daves will be here in a couple of days to build the dungeon, but all I can teach them is magic, I need some other trainers – can any of the faculty help out?”Headmaster Sarum looks thoughtful.“Sister Mary could probably help any of the girls wanting to get closer to Yselm and develop priestly powers, but she’s a harsh teacher.”You vaguely remember an elderly human woman with a permanent scowl “She teaches Religious Studies?”“That’s right” says the Headmaster “but refuses to mingle much with the other staff.”“Alright, I suppose she’s a possibility.” You say “Any others?”“There’s a druid and at least two rangers in the area around Brand according to the locals” says the Headmaster “but if you want something closer to home then Groundskeeper Answick was a soldier, and a few other things besides, he can probably teach the girls how to fight...and steal. Anyone else and you’ll probably need to take the Lightning Rail to the city to recruit someone specifically, although....”“Although what?” you askThe Headmaster taps his lips with a finger “I might know where you can find a master of unarmed fighting, though he’s a stubborn old drunk, he’s still the best, and he and I are long overdue a talk too.”“Alright where can I find him?” you ask
>>40861831She remembers some of these creaturesIt should be enoughAlso we know Mind blank
“Mastersgate” says Sir Sarum “about an hours Rail ride away, if you hurry you might just be able to get there and back, or you could go talk to someone else and speak to Hanslow Smith another time.”You’re about to leave to go and talk to the Groundskeeper, on the basis that he’s closer, but that name makes you do a double-take.“Hanslow Smith, the All-Style Champion” you say “I thought he died.” You remember standing in the crowd, a mere boy of 9, as Hanslow Smith defended his championship belt for the fifth year running. You wanted to be a hand-fighter when you grew up once, every kid who saw his matches did.Headmaster Sarum shakes his head “The truth” he says “is much more tragic, but Hanslow still knows how to fight, and whether he knows it or not, he owes me a favour.”It’d be a long journey but still, Hanslow Smith...What do you do?>Go talk to Sister Mary>Go talk to Hanslow Smith>Go talk to the Groundskeeper>Seek out the rangers and druids>Ask about other trainers (which class/area?)>Other (what?)>>40861831you're no fun
>>40861886>Go talk to the Groundskeeper
>>40861886>Go talk to Hanslow SmithMonks suck balls anyway
>>40861886>Go talk to the GroundskeeperWe canvisit the other guy another day, today we need a club meeting
>>40861922He is a monk, you realise?
>>40861886>Go talk to Hanslow Smith
>>40861886>>Go talk to the Groundskeeper
>>40861937YesI picked wrong option
>>40861886>Go talk to the GroundskeeperBetter to get a wider range first, there is only one girl that would benefit from monk training much anyway.
>>Go talk to the GroundskeeperWe should turn these girls into elite troops with discipline to match our dwarf buddies.
>>40861886>Go talk to Hanslow Smithmystery box is the best boxespecially if he teaches the girls the secret arts of mystery box
>>40862035He is not a mystery box at all?A mystery box means you don't know what you get, we were exactly told what we would get.
>>40861886>Go talk to Sister Mary
>>40862053A monk of all thingsCan mimic shapeshift into dragon?
>>40862068As long as its a dragon between the size of a few inches to 10ft tall or long.Of course she can't change 'into' a dragon, she can mimic the shape of one.
>>40862053Not really. Box is the fightan' champion. Mystery is the associated plot.
>>40862102Still a monkWe would be better off by casting Legend Lore on headmaster or school
What would happen if we casted Legend Lore on ourself?
>>40861743What really bothers me is how she doesn't seem to have anything from Rainya.I really hope she develops something from that side too.
>>40862214Thats Titanic Shape.Rainya doesn't even have Warform.
The idea of going to see Hanslow Smith is tempting, but right now you need to think of what’s best for the Club. Groundskeeper Answick is close by and offers a wider variety of skills for the girls to learn.You say your goodbyes to the Headmaster and head out, looking for Answick. You follow the directions from the other groundskeepers and find him at the back of the school estate, standing outside a small hurt partially hidden by the forest.He’s sat on a tree stump, firing crossbow bolts at a target...200 yards away, and hitting the bullseye every time.“Ah, young Master Sallazar” he says as you approach “what can I be doin’ fer ya?”“I want to ask you about your military career” you say “I was hoping you could train the girls in the adventurers club in fighting skills, and according to the Headmaster, other skills as well.”“Aye” says Answick “I can train t’gels, but no questions ‘bout me military past lad, deal?”How do you respond?>Deal>No deal>I need to know anyway, and I still want you to train the girls>Other (what?)
>>40862405>Deal>Other>Cast Mind blank and Scry the far planes
>>40862432I hope you are aware that Mind-Blank wouldn't help us with that.
>>40862405>>DealAs long as it's not relevant to what we're doing
>>40862456It actually does
>>40862456Calluna lived her whole life in this plane that is foreign to her and didn't go insane (probably).As long as there is no magical effect driving us insane, we can survive a peek into it.
>>40862405The girls will ask anyway
>>40862482There is no indication of her living there IC. You're meta gaming.
>>40862482>Calluna lived her whole lifeWe don't know how long she's been here, she was found as child, not infant.>>40862469It really doesn't, no. It protects us from mental magic, the problem wouldn't be mental magic.
>>40862482One could say that for inhabitant of far realms to live in material plane over extended period of time and maintain her sanity is... impossiblesadly we are not aspect of impossibility
>>40862499I'm not assuming she lived there, just pointing to the fact that her senses are clearly suited to a different plane.Also this doesn't actually have to do with mind blank working.
>>40862508>This spell protects against all mind-affecting spells and effects >Effects
>>40862511Well that's because she isn't an inhabitant of the far realms, more like a hybrid as far as we know.
>>40862545>(Abj) Mind Blank: Subject is immune to mental/emotional magic and scrying.We don't have regular access to Rank 5 magic.
>>40862456Well we promised her we'd look into it, and if we can't scry, what's your plan, travel there?
>>40862585I'm not saying we shouldn't do it, just saying Mind Blank won't protect us.
“Deal” you say. You’ve no need to know about his past, and the girls will probably sweet talk it out of him anyway.“Alright” says Answick “lemme know when yer need me.”[Groundkeeper Answick added to club paste]“O’course” says the Groundskeeper casually “Would be best if’n yer had some proper facilities, I can get some built, but the Headmaster will need ter provide the coin.” He grins that gap-toothed grin.“The Daves are coming to build a dungeon” you counter “I’m sure they can build some better training facilities too.”Groundskeeper Answick scowls “as you say young master, as you say. Now, I’m a very busy man, was there anything else?”“Nothing right now sergeant” you say politely, and leave him be.Well, that was easy, and quick, what next?>Call a club meeting (skips to end of day)>Go talk to Sister Mary>Seek out the rangers and druids>Ask the Headmaster about other trainers (which class/area?)>Recruit girls (options in next post)>Other (what?)
>>40862626>Call a club meeting (skips to end of day)
>>40859086"I also heard he had a really big dick"
>>40862626>Seek out the rangers and druidsOnly if we still have enough time for the clubmeeting afterwards.
>>40862626>Other (what?)Legends LoreSchool
>>40862626>Seek out the rangers and druids
>>40862626>Go talk to Sister Mary
>>40862578We actually know bunch of lvl 5 spellsWe just can't learn new ones without paying 15 exp
>>40862626>>Seek out the rangers and druids
>>40862727....Please just read the fucking rules before trying to argue with people.
Going innawoods, writing
>>40862742>The wizard can learn specialty school spells up to 1 rank higher than her normal Rank in Wizardry, per 2 ranks in School Specialisation.>Abjuration Specialisation 9>Sallazar is more effective at using spells from the school of Abjuration.>Sallazar can learn abjuration spells up to Rank 5.Read them yourself you retard
>>40862902Fantastic. You found the pastebin.Maybe now you can direct your eyes to Salazzars charsheet and find this little entry among his spell list>(Abj) Mind Blank: Subject is immune to mental/emotional magic and scryingAnd then realise this is the only mention of Mind Blank on it. Do you notice something?No? Well I'm done spoonfeeding your retarded ass.
>>40862945Yes I realize we know the spellI have no fucking idea what are you talking about
>>40862980THE FACT IT EXPLICITLY SAYS MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL MAGIC YOU ILLITERATE FUCKTARD
Ladies, ladies, remember why we're here.
>>40862980Geee, reading isn't your strength
>>40862997Oh thisI though you were saying we don't know 5th level spells
Oh hell I'm late.Pally when do we meet pic related?
>>40863064But fairies taste like fairy dust
You head down into the town of Brand and talk to the locals and get directions to where the druid and the rangers patrol the forest.You know finding them when they don’t want to be found would be difficult, but if you head into their territory and announce yourself without being rude about it, they’ll probably respond.Sure enough, after a half-hours walk into the forest a stern-looking elven woman steps out from behind a tree, a longbow held casually in her hand. She has a lithe athletic build and is wearing leather armour.You hear a waffling noise behind you and...Grace of Yselm that’s one big bear!The bear is on all fours but its shoulder is a higher than your head.“What’s your business here?” asks the elven woman, getting right to the point.“I am Sallazar” you say politely, trying not to show the disdain for elves you picked up during your seven years living with dwarves “I am a teacher at Egwen Girls Convent and I have been asked to run the schools adventuring club and I am in need of people to teach my students some of the skills needed to-”“No” she says abruptly“I haven’t even asked yet” you complain, bloody poncy elves!“So you were going to ask” she says with a smug half-smile “the answers still no.”“I was going to ask” you forge onwards “If you *or* the other ranger or druid might be interested in teaching, we can pay you.”She shakes her head “no” she says “though I can only speak for myself.”“And the others?” you ask.She gives a one-shoulder shrug “go ask them.”“What, they won’t talk to you?” you ask, a little more snarkily than maybe you should.“I’m not your messenger girl” she says, looking down at you. Dammit at times like this you hate being short.How do you respond?>Fine, whatever (fucking elves!), Leave (exclusive)>Ask her very nicely, to ask the others if they’d be interested>Ask her if there’s anything you could do to change her mind>Other (what?)
>>40863123>Ask her if there’s anything you could do to change her mind
>>40863064I really hate that gif
>>40863123>Ask her if there’s anything you could do to change her mind>try hard not to waggle your eyebrows meaningfully
>>40863123>Other (what?)True seeingProtection from arrowsSearch for other elvesFuck this bitch
>>40863123>Ask her if there’s anything you could do to change her mindif that fails>>Ask her very nicely, to ask the others if they’d be interested
>>40863123>Ask her if there’s anything you could do to change her mindIf not>Ask her nice to direct you somewhere you could fin d the others to ask
>>40863123>ask where the others are and talk to them yourselfIf she doesn't need a favor from a cool, handsome and skilled abjurer that's her own problem.
>>40863123>Fine, whatever (fucking elves!), Leave (exclusive)>Dammit at times like this you hate being short.How adorable.
>>40863213You forgot single!Granted she probably fucks that bear. Hell maybe it's the druid. I bet she loves riding him. He's probably tall. Fuck tall people... err.. wait.. fuck it.
>>40863123>Fine, whatever (fucking elves!), knew a elf would think themselves to good to help the kids
>>40863123>Dammit at times like this you hate being short.EnlargePermanency
Attempting diplomacy with an elf it is.Roll 1d20+2 Fellowship to see how impressed she is
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40863372
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>408633721
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40863377
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40863372
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40863372Deploy tri-pod. Show her what she's missing.
“Is there anything I could do to change your mind?” you ask “I mean, surely, farming town, big forest to one side, there must be some sort of conflict between the locals and” your brain attempts to insert the words *tree-hugging pointy-eared stuck-up leggy arrogant snooty bitch* into your mouth, you ignore it “yourself” you say.She gives you a long look down, and further down “well, you’ve grasped the obvious” she says “congratulations. As it happens, one of the farmers *is* clearing a lot of the forest. A Mr Aldersly owns a number of smaller farm tenements, and has his...tenants working to clear more land, expanding far beyond the boundary agreed upon by the mayor. If you can have his work halted, I’ll agree to try and undo some of the damage your school does to young minds.”You grind your teeth a little and try not to think about how easy it would be to turn this entire area into a smoking crater “Thank you” you say “I’ll take that under advisement.”She smirks at you “was there anything else?”“Might I have the pleasure of your name” you say, biting off each word “so that I know who I’m negotiating on behalf of?”“Elven names are difficult for the less- for humans” She says “the locals know me as Taynathil.”“A pleasure” you say, you hands clenching into fists unconsciously.Now what short guy?>Actually, fuck this, fuck you, and fuck your bear too! That felt pretty good; I’m going to keep talking...>Go talk to the mayor>Go talk to Mr Aldersly>Look for the other ranger/druid>Go back to the school, screw this mess>Other (what?)
>>40863659>>Go talk to the mayor
>>40863659>Go talk to the mayor
>>40863659>Go talk to Mr Aldersly
>>40863659>Clear cut the forest with magic>Laugh while declaring yourself a, "WIIIIIZZAAARD!"
>>40863659>>Look for the other ranger/druidFuck this bitch
>>40863659>Actually, fuck this, fuck you, and fuck your bear too! That felt pretty good; I’m going to keep talking...
>>40863659>Go talk to the mayorLets start at the top and work our way down.
>>40863659>Actually, fuck this, fuck you, and fuck your bear too! That felt pretty good; I’m going to keep talking...what a bitchAlso cast mantle
>>40863659>Go talk to the mayorIf we can be more civil than the ranger this might be easy to resolve.
>>40863659>Go talk to the mayorI'm not interested wasting time looking for another ranger to do a stupid errand for.
>>40863659>Actually, fuck this, fuck you, and fuck your bear too! That felt pretty good; I’m going to keep talking...Other rangers are probably better choice.
Mayor it is, writing.
>>40863885>Other rangers are probably better choice.Considering literally nothing suggest that. Nah. Probably not.Also, they are most likely less skilled and can give only Expert training or some shit.
>>40863921I have felling she's not a master herselfAlso what about using 4 xp to max out our Abjuration Specialisation?
>>40863986The benefits of that last Rank are kinda mediocre. Definitly not worth 4XP to me.
>>40864022To me it's kind of for RP reasons, since we're on this path, might as well become the best abjurer we can be before focusing on something else.
>>40864073Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.Logically he should now start trying to become a good teacher. Nothing about him suggests he is hell bent on becoming the greatest Abjurer.
Biting down on the words trying to force their way out, you turn and walk away without saying another word. You have important work to do that’s to help your students, you’ll endure any indignity for them. You keep reminding yourself of this as you walk past the bear, who gives you a good sniffing from head to toes.---Back in Brand you search out the mayor. You find him adjudicating some sort of dispute between two of the local men, who are settling their dispute by...wrestling each other wearing breeches and nothing else.Well, you heard stories about the weird things rural folk get up to. They’re doing this on the wide strip of common land in the middle of the village, whilst a crowd looks on.Once masculinity has been proved, honour satisfied, and one man’s breeches removed, you approach the Mayor, a Mr Scoper, about the forest clearances.“Oh well, yes that” says the Mayor, a tall man with a long white moustache “the original boundary was agreed twenty years ago and times change m’lad, times change. Back then we had no need of such land, no need, and now we do.”“Still” you say “you made some sort of agreement didn’t you?”“Oh yes” he says, nodding “druid circle all came to tea and everything, signed it myself.”“Then why aren’t you sticking to it?” you ask as politely as you can, as the crowd disperses.Mayor Scoper holds up his hands helplessly “I’m not the one logging” he says “Aldersly is, you should talk to him.”You resist the urge to yell at him to do his damn job.What do you do?>You’re the mayor, enforce the agreement>Fine, I’ll go talk to Mr Aldersly>Back to the school, screw this>Other (what?)
>>40864118>You’re the mayor, enforce the agreement
>>40864118>You’re the mayor, enforce the agreementAaannd when he shirks his duty>Fine, I’ll go talk to Mr Aldersly
>>40864118>>Back to the school, screw this
>>40864118>Fine, I’ll go talk to Mr AlderslyI already hate this place and everyone in it.
>>40864118>Fine, I’ll go talk to Mr Aldersly
>>40864118>GeasDo your fucking duty
>>40864118>>40864137pretty much this
>>40864118>Back to the school, screw this
>>40864118>Fine, I’ll go talk to Mr AlderslyI hope we get to cheat at wrestling him
Looks like talking to the Mayor just wins.Please roll 1d20+2 Fellowship
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40864391
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40864391
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>40864391Here's my 20 so we instantly solve this
Too bad we don't know Domination
>>40864724We don't have 20 exp free
“You’re the mayor, you signed the agreement” you say “are you going to stand by your word, or are you just a waste of-”“Young man” says Mayor Scoper, looming over you and wagging a finger at you “we must be ready to deal with real hardships out here in Brand, not legal pettifoggery. Mr Aldersly needs the land so young families can have a place to live and a solid dependable job. Yes, I signed the agreement, but that was twenty years ago, times change, good day!”And then he turns his back on you and strides away.It really wouldn’t take much to burn this whole town to the ground, not much arcane power at all.You stamp off to Mr Alderslys farmstead, ready to commit murder.---The farmhands direct you to the main farm house and one of the maids shows you in to the study of a very beefy, once muscular man turning to fat, his greying hair framing a large, sweating face.“Ah, the new teacher from the school!” he booms cheerfully “Come in lad, get thaself sat down, fancy a brew? Betty, Betty!” he bellows out the door after shaking your hand in a grip like a vice “coupla brews love!”To you he says “Now young fellamelad, what’s mithing yer?”You think he just asked why you’re here.“Its about this logging” you say, laying out your woes “and I need someone who can teach my girls certain skills.” You explain your dilemma to him“Ah a fair muck” concedes Mr Aldersly “Now my own troubles lad: I got a dozen an’ more families wanting a slice of my land and houses built. I can see thy troubles far enough, and I’m a fair man, so let me lay it out plain for you.”You brace yourself for being sent on another errand.“I can built the houses and give land closer to town” says Mr Aldersly “though property taxes within town limits are a cruelty. If the school can share in some of the costs, say 600 gold a year, for say twenty years, then I shall stop logging today fer thee lad, for I likes the grit I sees in yer.”
“I feel there’s another option” you say.Mr Aldersly gives you a grin “And a bright lad too” he says “Now I have on me staff a young fella called Jonsy, now Jonsy were a ranger tis true, but he fell out with the druids over some such, and he works for me as a trapper and hunter. I’ll admit an’ he won’t lie, his skills might not be as sharp as a nelf that ‘as been doing it for a hundred years, but he’s no slouch. Now, my proposal is this: I can hire Jonsy to the school for a pittance, but the school agrees to keep out of my business ‘bout the logging. Or, if the school is willing to pay the costs, I’ll settle folk closer to town, sound fair?”“I’ll need to talk to the Headmaster” you say “I can’t make a decision like that on my own.”“Very true lad, very true” says Mr Aldersly, as a pair of hot teas are brought in by a maid “but which were yer thinking of recommending to him, being the man on the ground and such?”Your response?>I think the school can afford 600 gold/year>Tell Jonsy he has a new job>Ask questions (what?)>Other (what?)
>>40864956>Tell Jonsy he has a new job
>>40864956>I think the school can afford 600 gold/year>But talk with the Headmaster about other options to force them to stop the logging
>>40864956> Talk to the Headmaster about the situation
>>40864956>>I think the school can afford 600 gold/year
>>40864956>Cast Geas>Follow the agreement with elvesThey are breaking pactsWe should just kill them all
>>40864956>I'm thinking a legal agreement has been made and we will look for enforcing it>We might not bother if the matter can be laid to rest for a lower price, if it ends up not being worth the effort. Say, 250 gold I could recommend to him
>>40864956>Let me consult with the Headmaster. School's money either way.
>>40864956>>Tell Jonsy he has a new jobWhy do you guys make such a point that our club members be taught by some bitchy elf?
>>40864956>I think the school can afford 600 gold/year>>40865066Because we want them to be trained by someone actually good at it? And not some half-baked loser?
Why the hell are you guys voting on being little bitch to some peasants?What next, bending over for juicy elf cock?
>>40865093Support the options that tell him off then, there are several of them.
>>40865113I am voting for casting GeasWe should have casted it on mayor
>>40865154Yeah, I sure want to be executed for casting mind-magic on people.Its not like they don't have laws and shit in this land.You edgetards get more retarded every time.
>>40865113Yeah, that's the problem, there are plenty of them, and there is only one option for being a little bitch and doing everything everyone is asking.
>>40865178>and there is only one option for being a little bitch and doing everything everyone is askingNot really, there are two options for being a little bitch. Hiring his dude is being even more of a little bitch than paying the money would be.That way we would at least actually get something out of this.
going with *I need to speak to the headmaster first*
>>40865076I'd rather not have someone who's gonna be a terrible influence to sheltered impressionable girls.
>>40865175They are breaking agreement with fucking elvesAny sensible ruler would agree that it's either Geas or death to these incompetent fools
>>40865214None of these girls are sheltered.Most of them have been through some shit.
>>40865227>They are breaking agreement with fucking elvesNo, with druids. And that this is a illegal action by them is something we can use to actually get the law on our side.If we geas him, he gets free because he is the victim and we get executed.And now stoop wasting post count with your insecure power fantasies, thank you.
>>40865227>they broke an agreement from before they were born to earn their livelihood>KILL THEM!Go away crazy lawful neutral guy.
>>40865264>Wasting post countWhile I think he's an idiot we're over it by about 24 posts.
>>40865297My tablet slows down the more posts we have. It still matters to me.
“I can’t make those sorts of decisions for the school” you say, sipping your scalding hot sweet tea “I’ll need to talk to the Headmaster, lay out the options and let him decide.” You neglect to mention that you intend to see if the Headmaster can offer any alternative solutions, ones that don’t involve you getting metaphorically screwed.“Right enough lad, right enough” says Mr Aldersly “I can see sense in that, why, just the other day...”You spend the next twenty minutes listening to Mr Aldersly telling you anecdotes about how he looks after the families on his land. Though judging by how rich his hose is, and the sorry state of some of the shacks you saw as you approached, he makes sure he profits, no matter how much he *helps* them.Eventually you are freed from your social obligations and you trudge your way back up to the school, and the afternoon lessons.---And that’s it for today, thanks for playing and I hope you all had fun.Next thread is in 12 hours, roughly.For your actions today you gain 6XP, and the club XP pool gains 30XP
inb4 the school says they're gonna deduct the 600 gold a year from our salary or club funds.
>>40865292They must be really low on people if they have people under 20 as mayors>>40865329Would we get into much of trouble for casting Geas telling them to do their fucking job?
>>40865205We need to have him remind us how civilians handle laws and contracts.
>>40865370>Would we get into much of trouble for casting Geas telling them to do their fucking job?If you were caught, yes. Still a form of compulsion, even if you're telling them to follow the law.
>>40865329Thanks for running Pally
Thanks for the pdf character sheets btw, much appreciated.
It seems the problem is that Mr Aldersly is a greedy bastard.
>>40865532Award us delicious EXP for his efforts!
>>40865532I assume we will spend XP in-story through training?
>>40865532Will we get extra exp for drawing stuff for this quest?
>>40865370Not the mayor, the new families who don't have places to settle.
Pally, is this deal something that could be taken to court and if so in what way would that likely play out?Would there be an order to stop building new homes? what type of court would hear the case? What is the druid land (public property, private property, an embassy, a sovereign state)
Great thread pally, thanks for running!