You are Jareth, Disciple of Elshhu, all fuelled up on mana and ready for another exciting adventure. At least you will be when you meet your adventuring party in a couple of hours. You roll out of your reasonably priced and insect-free bed, which is really the best one can hope for in this district, stretching your muscles. Your sister is dozing away in the bed next to yours, sprawled flat on her front with one arm hanging over the side, mumbling to herself incoherently.Opening the shutters to peer out at the thin sliver of sunlight filtering down between the buildings, you'd say you've probably got a couple of hours before you're supposed to be meeting Valia, Iden and Razi, enough time to eat and head over to Glimmer Street with some time to spare.You nod to some passing guildsfolk on their way to work, gawking up as you standing before the window in all your naked Elshhuan glory, giving them a few moments to take it all in before they hurry on by.You turn away from the window, running through your usual morning routine of exercises, personal hygiene and a quick prayer to your goddess to make today a good day. By the time you're done, Rihara still hasn't woken up, girl sleeps like a rock.>Wake up the sister, demand she come join you on adventure>Wake up the sister, ask if she wants to join you on adventure>Leave her to sleep, leave a note telling her you'll meet her later
>>40900905Does this place serve breakfast? If so>Go down, have breakfast, and bring a plate of food back up for RiharaLet her sleep in while we eat, wake her up if she isn't awake by the time we get back.
>>40900909Oh, and before I forget, I don't remember if you do or not, but I have to make sure you know of the miracle that is Zangyaku-san.g/749715/039e9c9076/
>>40900988I'll check it out later, thanks.
Rather on the empty side today, I suppose it is a little earlier than usual.
>>40900905>Wake up the sister, ask if she wants to join you on adventure
>>40900905>>Leave her to sleep, leave a note telling her you'll meet her later
>>40900988says its been removed
>>40900967This sounds good.
>>40900905>Anonymous 06/29/15(Mon)06:18:08 No.40901053▶>>>40900905 (OP) #>Wake up the sister, ask if she wants to join you on adventure
Leaving Rihara to sleep a little longer, you head downstairs to acquire breakfast. You glance around the bar area as you step off the stairs. No sign of Cerily and Ven, just a few scattered gangers and other criminal sorts having a morning meal, and a couple of drunks still sleeping off the night before.You spot Gurby in conversation with some orc woman in what can only be described as a smarter version of orcish traditional dress, half of the armored plates switched out for silk fabrics, and a lot less spikes and skull iconography. Looks like whatever they're discussing is pretty important, so you flag down one of the woman wandering the bar cleaning tables and ask her for two breakfasts instead, preferably without any mystery meat in them.Some time later you're provided with two bowls of stew, you gulp yours down in the hope that it might give it less time to connect with your tastebuds, but sadly it still leaves the lingering flavor of charcoal and... moss, maybe? It's how you'd imagine moss tasting anyway. Hopefully after a few more successful adventures you can upgrade to fancier surroundings.Scooping up your sister's bowl you head upstairs, finding her still snoring away. You place the bowl down on a side table, leaning over your sister to whisper in her ear.“Good Morning, Rihara.”You are, as you have been many times in your life, thankful for your carefully honed reflexes, as a crackling fist swings past your face, missing smacking you in the jaw by a scant margin.“Whu-?” your twin mumbles with that early morning eloquence you remember from your childhood, flailing blindly and getting herself tangled up in her sheets.(cont)
>>40901324“You're looking as cute as ever,” you comment, helping to disentangle her as she groggily comes to her senses.“'f course I am,” she yawns, sweeping hair from her face as she sits up, dressed in yesterday's shirt. Your poor sister did say she left everything behind at the chapterhouse, you suppose that includes a change of clothes.“Brought you breakfast,” you smirk, handing her the bowl. Rihara nods, blinking sleep from her eyes as she starts spooning out the stew, making a voice of disgust in the back of her throat as she gulps down the first mouthful.“Too early for breakfast.”“Some of us have important things to do today, like socially acceptable violence and grave robbing,” you shrug, sitting down on the edge of your bed.“Sounds fun.”“Of course, excitement, adventure, good company. I figured you might like to join me.”“Mmh, I dunno,” Rihara yawns. Looks like it's still too early for her brain to be in a decision making state.>Decide on the path of adventure for her!>Leave her be, you can meet up later.
>>40901345>>Leave her be, you can meet up later.
>>40901345>"At least come meet my party. If you aren't more awake by then, I'm sure we can find you a corner to curl up in"
>>40901345>Leave her be, you can meet up later."We'd love to have you, could use some extra muscle. That said, do what you want."
>>40901345>>Decide on the path of adventure for her!
>>40901345>>40901379this>>40901414kinda voting against yourself there anon...
>>40901345>Come on now, it will be fun, AND get you some money! Although, I'm afraid if you decide to not join my party, you will have to be satisfied with half pay.Valia is ours though, hands off. And the bonemancer too, maybe.
>>40901345Oo changing >>40901414 thisto this>>40901379
>>40901450>Valia is ours though, hands off.Agreed, at least until we have our first or second round with Valia, then sis can join in.
>>40901473You mean first or second week of playing with her.Besides, I think she'd be too reserved and cute to want to do multiple partners, or experiment with someone other than Jareth, considering he'll be the one who introduces her to the whole shebang and has a whole fucking mountain of knowledge and experiences he could spend months on and not get to the end of.We still need to beat Rihara specifically in eating pussy, tbh, maybe open up with that next time we meet Ven and get her to rank us compared to Rihara?
>>40901531And then there's draping a sweaty makeup smeared pale necrobutt over ourselves when our sister marches in shout that we've got a new mission.Either bolts of Eldritch energy will fly or she'll jump out of her skin in embarrassment (necrobutt that is)
You reach over, wiping a drop of stew from Rihara's bottom lip with your thumb, you remember all too well how much your sister suffered from the brutal early morning regime of your younger years, she must be loving the chance to sleep in. Still, she has very little money, and adventuring would be a good way for her to earn some and let you keep an eye on her.“At least come meet my party. If you aren't more awake by then, I'm sure we can find you a corner to curl up in.”“Fine, I guess it could be fun,” Rihara yawns, passing you the empty bowl as she clambers out of bed.You set it aside, helping your sister through her morning routine until she's woken up enough to do it on her own, well aware that time is ticking away. Rihara frowns, pulling up the collar of her top and sniffing at it.“Ergh, shouldn't have just tossed these aside yesterday, I smell like sex.”“Relax, they'll probably just think the smell's coming from me,” you smirk, scooping up the bowl and heading downstairs, your sister following along behind.Looks like the orc woman's done talking to Gurby by the time you reappear, now sat in the corner of the inn flicking through some heavy leatherbound book. Sadly you have no time to appreciate the statuesque greenskin however, and leaving Rihara's bowl on the counter you head out into the street.It's a warm, sunny day, promising many more to come with the rainy season just past, and the pimps, drug-pushers and assorted criminal scum of this cheery district are making the most of it to ensure that business is booming. You spot a few guild council enforcers wandering around, but most are too corrupt, lazy or incompetent to bother enforcing anything round these parts.(cont)
>>40901638Brushing off a few dealers, pickpockets and freelance prostitutes likely less than a week away from a Pleasure Guild beatdown you make your way back out to Toad Street and from there to the bridgeway. Before too long you're breaking off from the constant flow of foot traffic and out towards Glimmer Street, which is already wide awake and enjoying heavy business by the time you arrive.It looks like you've still got a little while to kill before you're due to meet the party. Which means you do have a little time if you have anything else you want to do around here before you get to work.>Go check out the shops (you have 20 gold remaining)>Go check out quest boards (pleb tier adventures generally, but it's free)>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)>Just go into the Bellicose Swan and kill some time
>>40901653>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)Gotta invest some money to make money
>>40901653>>Go check out the shops (you have 20 gold remaining)>>Go check out quest boards (pleb tier adventures generally, but it's free)Both, if the latter can be done in a few minutes, just to read through them, don't need to choose now, just have a general idea for when our party members arrive.
>>40901653>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)It'll be good to have an adventure lined up when we meet our party
>>40901653>Go check out the shops (you have 20 gold remaining)>Go check out quest boards (pleb tier adventures generally, but it's free)
>>40901653>>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)We've probably spent the least out of our teams (Valia wanted magic books, and the twins needed to pay rent) so if we have something extra to bring to the table it'll alleviate the cost of adding another party member
>>40901653>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)
>>40901653>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)paid off when we bought info last time
>>40901680>>40901692>>40901700>>40901708>>40901739Shouldn't we do that WITH the party?
>>40901653>>Go check out quest boards (pleb tier adventures generally, but it's free)>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)Gotta spend money to make money.
>>40901653>>Inquire with one of the information traders (will have better info, but it'll cost you)
>>40901759Why? It would just be getting information, not meeting the client
>>40901653>Go check out quest boards (pleb tier adventures generally, but it's free)
>>40901789Remind me, have we read what was on that strip of paper we found in the manbatcave?
>>40901759I don't see why gathering info would, we aren't speaking to the people who are offering the job just the info broker
>>40901801Not yet, no, you left it with Iden to look into.
Sad I have to work all day, but happy Warlord's writing.Have fun gents I'm sure I'll enjoy the archive.(Bang Razi pls)Oh and Warlord, next Orc thread when?
>>40901968Check his ask page, OWQ on Friday.Is Razi the smug poor ojou-sama bonemancer?
>>40901968It's usually on Thursdays, with this quest on Mondays and GKQ on Tuesdays
You figure you have time to kill, so you may as well do everything you can in that time. You start off by swinging by the quest board. Let's see, clearing rats, rats, more rats, and clearing rats... Ratcatchers Guild won't like that. Moving on, you look at a few of the others on display.Some guy dropped his lucky coin down a dry well. Apparently when he got someone to lower him down on the rope to look for it, he found the well linked up to an old tunnel, the coin gone, and footprints leading away. The pay is surprisingly generous, two hundred gold, guy must be wealthy, desperate, stupid or some combination of the three.Aside from that the only other thing you see on the board is work clearing out a gremlin infestation in some abandoned corner of a nearby district. Pay is one gold per gremlin, and an additional ten if you can prove you have removed the entire infestation.Moving on from those, you wander down the street to the information trader shops, after haggling around in a few of them you think the best price you're going to get is from some twitchy old man name Venbrich, which starts at 10 gold and goes on up from there for increasingly valuable information. He is heavily hinting at having some good stuff on offer, but of course you have no way of knowing whether or not that's true until after you pay.>Pay Venbrich for information (how much?)>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuff
>>40902003>>Pay Venbrich for information (how much?)30 gold
>>40902003>>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuffLucky coin.
>>40902022You only have 20 gold left, plus potentially five gold from Rihara if you convince her to chip in.
>>40902022We only have 20 anon.
>>40902022changing vote to>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuff
>>40902003>>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuffWe don't have enough coin on us, we could bring it up to the party once they return and throw together ~30 gold if they want to ask him for info.
>>40902003>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuff
>>40902003>Give him ten goldGotta spend money to make money, friends. We just have to quit blowing our wallet on meals for wenches.
>>40902003>>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuffWe can also get info off the bartender again for the 4 drink minimum. Best of all, we don't have to pay for the drinks!
>>40902003>Nah, you're happy with the quest board stuffgo for the lucky coin job for now, then use some of that to buy info for good jobs>>40902022you really need to actually read and remember what happens in this quest anon...
>>40902025>>40902094We still have other sources of info, and we can talk paying Venbrich some gold with the party if they think it's worth it.>>40902003Question, is Rihara full on mana? She said she was going to meditate for it, but we may have skipped over that, I suppose.
Alright, quest board only wins.Writing.
>>40902094im bad at remembering numbers
>>40902134Yes, Rihara did some meditating yesterday evening.
“Sorry Venbrich, another time,” you shrug, the twitchy information trader glowering.“You'll be back,” he snaps, pointing a bony finger at you as you leave.“Well yeah, I probably will.”“Oh, well, good, I'll see you then.”Rihara glances back over her shoulder as you walk away, Venbrich having gotten distracted by haranguing another adventurer who happened to pass too close to the front of his building.“Guy's got a few pieces rattling around upstairs, huh?”“Sadly Rihara not everyone can be as well adjusted as we are.”“That's a tragic thought,” Rihara smirks, as you push open the door to the Bellicose Swan, stepping inside.As your eyes adjust to the relative gloom of the tavern's interior, you look around, it's fairly busy given the early hour, adventurers drinking, planning and counting out loot. You see no sign of the redhead thief and her party, but you do spot Isea busy gathering up empty tankards from the tables. Looking around further you spot an outstretched arm being waved at you, belonging to Valia, who is beaming at you from across the room. Seems she isn't holding any sort of ill-will over the whole drunken fondling thing.“Friend of yours?” Rihara asks, as the pair of you start picking your way between tables.“Adventuring comrade.”“She's cute,” Rihara grins, in a tone of voice you recognize all too well.“Ah ah ah, I called her first, hands to yourself.”“What're we, five. You can't call dibs.”“Can and have. I'm not saying you can't EVER have your turn, just not before me.”“Lame,” Rihara snorts, flashing Valia a smile as she pulls out a chair and sits down next to you.(cont)
>>40902496“Hello Jareth and... um, I- I don't believe we've met.”“Valia, this is Rihara, my only slightly less adorable than me sister. Rihara, this is Valia, a very talented young sorceress who I have been adventuring with,” you smile, sitting between the pair and wrapping an arm around both of their shoulders to pull them in close as you give the introduction.“So, any sign of Razi and Iden?” you ask, releasing Valia and your sister, the sorceress having turned a little red from the impromptu affection.“Um, no, not yet... I'm sure they'll be here soon.”>Kick back and wait for the rest of the party to arrive>Go bug Isea for adventure info>Go buy drinks to get info from Hook
>>40902509>Kick back and wait for the rest of the party to arrive
>>40902509>>Go bug Isea for adventure info
>>40902509>>Go bug Isea for adventure infofondle a little, but not too much, boss doesn't like it
>>40902509>Go bug Isea for adventure infoI gotta rack out now, thanks for running Lordy, looking forward to catching up on this in the morning.
>>40902509>Kick back and waitNo sense buying the requisite four drinks with only three of us here, and Isea is on the clock, so we shouldn't disturb her unduly. If she comes over, though, we can be as friendly as we like.
>>40902547Thanks for playing, anon.
>>40902509>>Kick back and wait for the rest of the party to arrive
>>40902509>Go bug Isea for adventure info.
>>40902509>>Go buy drinks to get info from HookWith Valia's wallet again, of course.
>>40902509>Go bug Isea for adventure infoI'm sure Isea will cut us some slack on the drink rule. She isn't the barkeep
>>40902509>>Go buy drinks to get info from HookLet's be respectful, this is HIS bar, and he told us not to bother the waitresses.
>>40902509>Go bug Isea for adventure info
>>40902509>>Go buy drinks to get info from Hookhow much are drinks again? I'm sure us and Valia can chip in easily
>>40902527>>40902546>>40902547>>40902573>>40902590>>40902612Bugging the barmaid why? Hook already said not to bother them>>409026311 gold each.
>>40902509>>40902546can we bug her for info and order drinks from her?
>>40902631We have enough to buy ourselves, just need to get some milk or apple juice for PortalQT Valia
>>40902640because that's what we like to do anon, bug people. Relax, i'm sure nothing bad will happen
>>40900905> a quest using artwork stolen VERY obviously from another gamefuck me sideways, why am I surprised.
>>40902769I don't get it anon...
>>40902769and? Unless quests have copyright on those imagies, I don't see the problem
>>40902769Since when do we care?
>>40902769so not like he is saying it is his artwork
>>40902769You might be in the wrong part of the internet if you think like that.
>>40902769Why do you care?
>>40902769Fuck off, faggot. This is /tg/, Land of the Quests, and we have priority of your retard tcg for 9 year olds.
>>40902931come on if your gonna false flag do it right
>>40902931Nice false flagYou probably make meta-threads to bitch don't you?
>>40902931This isn't even bait.
You sit at the table making smalltalk with Valia and your sister until Isea happens by, the barmaid giving you a smile as she gets to work cleaning the table next to yours, bending over just enough to give you quite a show.“Morning Jareth,” the barmaid chirps, glancing back over her shoulder.“Morning Isea, how's life,” you grin.“Well, yesterday was a very good day... but you knew that already. Today, who knows, nothing exciting yet. How about you, these friends of yours?”“One party member and one sister who may soon be a party member, waiting on the rest of the group so we can get started.”“Ooh, nice, you got anything exciting lined up?”“Eh, something about tracking down a lost lucky coin for someone named Pencelle, but I don't know if we're taking it yet.”“Pencelle? That guy's always losing stuff, and every time he's back here again whining about it and tossing around big sums of gold. I shouldn't complain, it's good business, just...”You raise an eyebrow at Isea's silence, the barmaid frowning.“...well, it's just that every time he posts a job, we lose adventurers, once we lost well over a dozen before they found some lost paintings for him. He's good for the money though, if you live.”“Huh, thanks for the heads up. Don't suppose you've got any other leads on quests?”Isea glances around, spotting Hook busy serving drinks to some other adventurers, he must know them because he's chatting away with a smile on his face you haven't seen before from the miserable barkeep.(cont)
>>40903185“Hmm, I shouldn't, Hook hates us giving out freebies, but since it's you, I guess it would be okay if I just happened to mention one or two. There's some guy named Quinter, apparently he found a map to an old tomb and he's been looking for folks to go crack it open and get him something out of it, you'll have to find him yourself, but I'm sure if you ask around someone can point the way. The other thing I heard about recently was some acting troupe hiring for folks to go down into the lost Blackwarren district and recover some lost play script from the theatre there, I think the troupe was called Cloak Art or Cloaked Arts or something.”“Thanks Isea, you're the greatest,” you grin at Isea as she finishes cleaning up the table.“Just don't let Hook know I told you, and if you want to thank me some time, you know how...” the barmaid smiles, brushing past you as she heads off to another table, giving you time enough to get in a subtle grope.“G-goodness, so many quests to choose from, I was feeling bad about not finding any myself, b-but I guess you didn't need my help,” Valia beams.Looks like Iden and Razi still aren't here, the necromancer siblings running late, and you're sure there's a necromancy joke in there somewhere.“S-so, which one do you want to do?”>Lost coin still sounds good>Tomb robbing>Recovering the script>Eh, I'll decide when the party's here
>>40903200"We'll decide when the rest of our party gets, here, we're all in this together, it'd be rude to decide for them"Ask Valia what she's been up to then, did she get her books?
>>40903200>>Eh, I'll decide when the party's here
>>40903200>Eh, I'll decide when the party's heretomb robbing and recovering the script sound decent but NOT the lost coin, fuck that shit, smells like a trap or more trouble than its worth if they keep losing people to find this fuckers lost shit
>>40903200>>Tomb robbingSomething tells we can be the second party for the coin and do better than going first
>>40903200>>40903229this>>40903236yeah we owe Isea a good proper dicking for that info
>>40903200>Lost coin still sounds good
>>40903200>Eh, I'll decide when the party's hereAdmittedly tomb robbing would likely be more suited to the twins but we can wait to decide
>>40903252Someone revoke this fools right to post.
>>40903200>Tomb robbingGrave goods are more likely to be something we can sell on the side than whatever gilt we can pry off a fancy theatre's walls- assuming it's fancy to begin with. Any gold and jewels there will almost certainly be plaster and paste, too. And I don't like the prospect of dying looking for this coin.
>>40903200>Eh, I'll decide when the party's here
>>40903185Yeah, sounds like Pencelle is some sadistic serial killer or something, tricking adventurers into thinking it's an easy job and then killing the first couple that take the job.
>>40903200>>Eh, I'll decide when the party's hereYeah nah, we're not doing that coin job.
>>40903200>>Tomb robbingbut let's be quiet about it, we don't want to get Isea into trouble
>>40903290If we do do it it'll be after the first groups clear out most of the crap and have scouted it for us.
So who wants to bet this is a trap by that snake cult, the red headed rogues group will take the adventure, get wiped with all of them captured but the sun guy, who when no one else will help him, turns to us?
>>40903405Don't give Warlord ideas, you faggot.To be fair, it would make sense, if that cult wasn't looking for more followers.Plus, getting sacrifices would be easier in a different way.Then again, "Yeah, sorry, that's on me, lost four guys to you-know-who last week".
“The tomb job sounds good, it'll probably pay the most in loot, but let's wait until the rest of the party get here to decide.”“Y-yes, let's,” Valia nods.“Did you get those books you were after?” you ask, killing time as you wait for the missing pair.“Oh, um, no, not yet. I had some things to do yesterday, so I didn't get a chance. I'm going to go right after today's adventure though, before someone else buys them.”“Hmm, and what kind of things were keeping you busy, something fun?” Rihara asks, leaning forward and resting her chin on her palm as she just short of leers at Valia.“I never said it was fun, just... just family things,” Valia mumbles, her brow knotting a little, there's that frustrated look you've seen once before again.“Family things, huh, yeah, we know how that is,” Rihara chuckles, giving you a sideways glance.Boy do you ever know how that is. You rest a hand on Valia's shoulder, giving her a smile as she looks up, the tension fading from her brow. “Jareth, Valia, hi, sorry we're running a little late,” a familiar voice speaks up from behind you, and you glance back to see Iden and Razi, the siblings looking as pale and ghostly as ever.“This idiot burned through all his mana yesterday, stayed up late meditating,” Razi sniffs, taking a seat.“Yeah, all on me, sorry... uh, Jareth, you know there's a girl version of you sat next to you, right?” Iden raises his eyebrows as he takes a seat, giving your sister an awkward smile.(cont)
>>40903933“Oh gods they're breeding,” Razi sighs.“We're not breeding,” Rihara retorts, perhaps a little too forcefully, guess she's still thinking about yesterday.“I don't think that's what she meant. Anyway, this is my adorable sister Rihara, Rihara, this is Razi and Iden,” you smile, gesturing to the siblings.“Jareth, you sure can pick your party, huh, they all look very... capable,” Rihara smirks, hungry eyes drifting between the pair.“W-well, I can see she takes after you,” Iden coughs, a slight blush lighting up his pale cheeks as he looks away from your sister's lecherous gaze.“So why is she here?” Razi asks, meeting Rihara's smile with a characteristic glower.“I was thinking she might like to join us on our exciting adventures, I can vouch for her skills, and her charming personality,” you explain.“W-well I think more party members would be fun,” Valia beams.“Yeah I don't mind having a bit more backup,” Iden nods, still failing to meet Rihara's eye.“Outvoted again, great,” Razi sighs.“So how about it Rihara, looks like you've got a place in the party, if you want it?”(cont)
>>40903951“Ah heck, I'm not saying I'll come along on every adventure, but I'll join up with you when I've got the free time,” Rihara smirks, giving a melodramatic shrug.“Please, you have nothing but free time, you layabout,” you snort, earning a punch on the arm from your sibling.“Right, well then now that that's out of the way, what're we going to do today? Anyone got any leads?” Iden nods.“Ah, Jareth has three,” Valia chirps, perhaps to draw attention away from her not having any, or perhaps because she's impressed. You could hardly blame her for the second of those options, of course.You run through the three potential jobs with the party, who listen silently until you're finished.“Okay, so, first off, does anyone disagree that the lost coin job is dodgy as all hell?” Iden asks, to a round of affirmative silence.“Tomb job,” Razi states, no surprise there.“Yeah, I'm going to agree with Razi on that one, it's kind of our element,” Iden shrugs.“Ah, I... I think the theatre job sounds rather fun, I've read about some of the plays that happened at Blackwarren before it... well, you know. It was quite a cultural icon of the Regent Era, King Emorbian the fourth personally visited it on several occasions and...”“Yeah, an old theatre sounds less gross than a tomb, so my vote's on that,” Rihara shrugs, cutting across Valia's expository response.Looks like the final vote is on you, this is becoming something of a tradition.>Tomb>Theatre
>>40903968Flip a coin.Let Isea decide maybe?
>>40903968>TombUnless Valia knows for a fact the theatre is nothing but masterpiece woodwork and golden statues, the tomb will have better loot.
>>40903968>>TombGotta get a decent bankroll before we can just take 'fun' quests.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>40903968Eh, might as well do it myself, I'm >>409040021. Tomb2. TheaterIf tomb, say something cute, like>Don't worry Valia, I'll be there with you, you don't have to be scared.except, you know, not autistic and less spergy.Also don't imply she's scared of the tomb if she isn't, because that's rude.
>>40903968>tombWe have to get the party used to heading into gross places.
>>40903968>TombIt is a classic adventuring locale.
Well that's a decisive vote.Writing.>>40904084Sup anon.
“I vote tomb. The theatre job sounds fun, but the tomb job will give us more chances to find some loot, which means more gold.”“Yeah, rent ate up most of our gold already, I could do with some more,” Iden nods.“Boy can't wait to meet all those dead people,” Rihara sighs, though from the slight smirk you doubt the complaint is all that serious.“So we need to find this Quinter guy then, how?” Razi asks.“Split up and ask around?” Rihara asks.“Um, maybe we should stick together,” Valia mumbles. You get flashback to your last information gathering attempts, Iden, Razi and Valia weren't exactly talented at that aspect of adventuring as you recall.>Stick together>Split up into smaller groups (2/3 or 2/2/1? If so, who in each group?)>Split upWhere do you want to ask around after splitting up?>Information trader, will be less than asking for full details of an adventure, but still cost money>Ask around in the tavern>Ask around Glimmer Street
>>40904466>>Split up into smaller groups (2/3 or 2/2/1? If so, who in each group?)guys n girls in 2 groups>Ask around in the tavern>Ask around Glimmer Street
>>40904466>>Stick together>>Information trader, will be less than asking for full details of an adventure, but still cost moneyIf we're paying a professional, no need to split up.We got this job info cheaply, worth it to actually get the job fast.Probably will cost ~2 to 5 gold at most.
>>40904466>>Ask around Glimmer StreetSis with the necrotwins and you with Valia. Each group needs to have some charisma!
>>40904466Throwing in with >>40904494
>>40904466>>40904466>>Split up into smaller groups (2/3 or 2/2/1? If so, who in each group?)Rihara with us and Iden, Razi and Valia>around Glimmer streetSweet double dubs, noted and checked
>>40904600>Razi and ValiaI don't think you thought this through very well.That's a party with literally no charisma.
“Okay, let's split up and ask around. Rihara, you go with Razi and Valia, Iden, you come with me,” you state, rising from the table.“No arguments here,” Rihara grins.“We'll meet back here soon. We need to find out where Quinter is, and any other info you can dig up on this guy and the job would help too,” you explain, gesturing for Iden to follow as you head outside to ask around.“So, uh, any idea where to start?” Iden asks, glancing around the busy street, the slender necromancer stepping back as a group of heavily armored types swagger by.“I figured we'd just start asking people at random and see what we turned up.”“Great, I mean, I don't think I'll be much help here, but you've got this, right?”You sigh, slapping a hand down on Iden's shoulder. “You, my friend, need to have a little more confidence. You're a good looking guy, you're good in a fight, you're obviously smart enough to learn magic, what've you got to be worried about?”“Well... thanks. I'm just not great at dealing with people I guess. Living people anyway,” Iden frowns, which makes him look a great deal like his sister, you can't help but notice.“You'll learn, just follow my lead and do what I do,” you smirk, stepping out into the street to start your random campaign of harassment for information.“I wish I could do what you do,” Iden mutters under his breath, most likely intending it to be too quiet for you to hear. Poor guy, he really doesn't know what he's got to work with. Sure, not every woman is into the whole prettyboy thing, but enough are that he should never lack for attention, and that's just female attention of course...(cont)
>>40905056You spend some time asking around, and Iden does seem to be making an effort, albeit with how quiet his voice becomes as he loses his nerve he's not having much success. Still, bugging a few passing adventurers, passing traders and others you manage to acquire directions to an antique shop a few streets over which Quinter apparently owns. Sounds like he trades mostly in pre-Goblin mainland artifacts, which is a pretty lucrative business these days, that should mean he's good for some decent coin.“So, that's that right, we've got what we need?” Iden asks, looking a little exhausted from the intense social interaction.“That's everything, unless you want to stick around and ask more questions.”“No, no, definitely not,” Iden sighs, shaking his head.Smirking, you lead the way back towards the tavern, looks like you walked up the street quite a way.“I've got to say, I'm surprised you decided to stick with me, I figured you'd be, you know, with one of the women, or two of the women.”“Not like I could leave Rihara alone with you,” you shrug.“I... I hope you know I'd never try anything with your-”“It's not you I'm worried about, Iden,” you chuckle.“Oh, well, I... I see, your sister's quite something, huh.”“Let's just say we were a bad influence on each other growing up,” you smile.“No kidding. Still, you could've gone with Valia, Razi would've shut down anything like that pretty quickly. Just, you know, I figured that was more in line with your interests.”> “I guess.”> “Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”> “Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”
>>40905070>> “Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”A man can only fuck so long before the wave of feminity gets rather stifling. Plus I figured I could give you some tips on the fairer sex if the fact finding went well.
>>40905070>> “Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”
>>40905070>“Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”Need to keep the portfolio broad.
>>40905070>> “Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”flag time
>>40905070>“Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”
>>40905070>> “I guess, but, eh, at least we got some manly bonding down, maybe I'll do that next time.
>>40905070>“Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”
>>40905070> “Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”The moment of truth
>>40905070>“Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”Not that Iden is much of a man, with his looks anyway.
>>40905115>>40905116>>40905125>>40905144How about we keep it subtle?
>>40905070> “Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”
>>40905172No need for that.
>>40905070>> “I guess.”>> “Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”Combine these.We can opt for trap route later if we really want to, I'm not exactly feeling it right now.
>>40905185Except you're pretty much destroying his confidence in himself.
>>40905070Manly bonding time, bros for life and we may yet set him up with sister
>>40905070>>“Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”
>>40905172because Jareth is always subtle with the women he wants to fuck
>>40905070>“Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”>>40905133What are you trying to say here?>>40905197Need to start from somewhere, this is a good point for it.
>>40905070>woman aren't the only thing I'm interested in, and it was time for some manly bonding anyway.Just because we fuck dudes too, that doesn't mean we don't also want to bond manfully with Iden.
>>40905070>“Eh, maybe next time. This time was a time for manly bonding.”Besides> “Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”
>>40905222When he needs to be. You're pretty much calling out his girlyness as wanting to fuck him. Which will do nothing good for his mental state.
Okay, tallying up the votes now.
>>40905070>i guess next time.....Not in for the trap honestly, if it was a reverse trap though
>>40905070 >>“Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”
>>40905264not wanting to give Iden a reacharound as we fuck his cute little butthole while he fucks his sister at the same tiem
>>40905258Lordy, am I too late to vote?
>>40905307No, not wanting it really...But thanks for your concern
>>40905258I hope this ends well, but given how he's acted so far. I don't think he's going to take us hitting on him well.
>>40905318Are you retarded?
>>40905307Can't wait for that.
>>40905307No, I don't, thank you very much.
>>40905070>> “Women aren't the only thing I'm interested in, Iden...”
...and it's a tie, well that's awkward.I think I'm going to call a final destination vote on this one, usual final destination rules apply, copy one of these exactly and only one of these with nothing else written in the post or it doesn't count.Since someone last time said they didn't know final destination rules.>Manly bonding>Iden a qtVote closes in exactly five minutes from this post.
>>40905392>>Iden a qt
>>40905392>Iden a qt
>>40905307 As she goes down on Rihara. It's like you don't want Wincest orgy. As Valia watches from the slightly open door.
>>40905400Double >'s don't count, you might want to vote again.
>40905392>40905430my bad>manly bonding
>>40905517Lurkers are going to come out when sexual orientation is on the line mang.
>>40905517ya samefags everywhere
Voting period is up.
Okay, vote over.Manly bonding wins.Writing.
>>40905455You still don't get it bro, it doesn't count if there's something other than the choice you take.So yeah, your post still don't count.
>>40905392holy shit warlord youre popularthis is contentious enough that if qt loses he should at least get a wink
>>40905489last valid vote.
>>40905532Eh, I voted manly bonding even though I'm okay with pursuing Iden later.
>>40905392>Manly bondingNothing wrong with getting to know the guy before we ask him if he's interested. Besides, he doesn't seem to be as confident as us so direct flirting would be taken badly, it seems
>>40905559I voted for manly bonding, and I'd be okay with a wink, if only to tease.
>>40905579What do you think this vote was for? It would see his own reaction and gauge his interest.
>>40905611I was thinking more on the line of not fucking him
>>40905728Are you in the right quest? We're a priest to a sex god.
>>40905757ya we fuck everyone and thing
>>40905757Yup, i`m pretty sure I am.
Warlord said Jareth is down for it. So why wouldn't we?
>>40905849Anon is scared of penises.
>>40905849me I am not into it but Jareth would totally pound his necroass
>>40905849I'm an unaplogetic normie prude
>>40905852BFQ all over again.
>>40905849I was weighing the effect on Iden's psyche Tbh. He already catches shit for being girly, best to get him a girl interested in him first. Otherwise poor kid might flip out.
>>40905849He` down for it. Not forced to.In the end it`ll come down to player vote so chill out and enjoy the quest
>>40905883>>40905880Then Roleplay.You don't have to self insert. The MC can do things you wouldn't do. That's the whole point to RPGs.
“Eh, maybe next time, this was a time for manly bonding,” you grin.“Manly bonding? You sound more like a Gaborian priest right now,” Iden sighs, shaking his head with a slight smile.“I'm nowhere near oily enough to be a priest of Gabor. Besides, Elshhu approves of many kinds of manly bonding,” you shrug.“Many kinds of... uh, what?”“For example, helping you to gain the confidence you need to spread Elshhu's tenets of free love and sexual fulfilment. Stick with me my friend, and you will get all kinds of action!” you proclaim, clapping a hand on Iden's shoulder and pointing a dramatic finger up into the sky, earning a few odd looks from passersby.Iden does his best to shrink away under the attention, making a subtle attempt to wriggle free from your hand.“There is no reason you could not be living a full and exciting Elshhuan life,” you explain, bringing your hand down to point at a young woman hawking good luck charms at a nearby stall.“You see her...”You swing it across to a dusky skinned dark elf woman all dressed up in black leathers engaged in a quiet conversation with a comrade off to one side of the street.“...and her...”You bring it around to a willowy blonde directing some workmen as they carry crates into a magic store.“...and her. There is no reason why you, my friend, could not get any of those women. You simply have to have the confidence to follow your dreams.”Iden groans, placing his face in his palm as numerous people stop to stare.“Thanks, I think, but can we please move on now, before I can never show my face around here again.”Smirking, you release his shoulder, the two of you heading back towards the tavern once more.(cont)
>>40905884and we know that it got samefagged since only one person has been anti-pounding everytime it came up>>40905906dude I voted for him to pound that butt
>>40905894i agree we should let him feel good about himself before we emasculate him
>>40905918“Uh, listen, I wasn't sure if I should say anything, since it's probably none of my business, but some sunbringer girl came up to me yesterday, started giving me some warning about how you were evil and trash like that.”Well now, seems that there are some persistent members amongst the order. Probably one of Juliana's hangers-on trying to earn some points with her. You're not exactly worried, but it is a little annoying to have them dogging your heels like that, might be enough to give you and your faith a bad reputation.“I'm not going to ask, but... are you sure this won't cause trouble for my sister and I?” Iden frowns, a look of unusual intensity on his face.> “It won't”> “It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”> “It might.”
>>40905895>Not forced toI don't see where you are taking this from? Nothing is forcing Jareth to do anything.>>40905894What if he is gay? What then?
>>40905940>> “It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”
>>40905940>“It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”
>>40905940> “It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”
>>40905940> “It might.”
>>40905906The carachter opinion is whatever option won anon. That`s why there are choices. If there was only one in caracter correct option then what`s the point of giving other options
>>40905940> “It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”I dropped out of their program and told them to stick an amulet where the sun doesn't shine.>>40905944Considering how hot and bothered the girl made him before she pissed him off, I doubt it.
>>40905932>since only one person has been anti-pounding everytime it came upNice job pulling that out of your ass, was it next to you Bad Dragon dildo?>>40905940>> “It won't”>> “It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”>> “It might.”>>40905944Considering he's been shown to react to female attention, I very much doubt that he's gay.
>>40905940>> “It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”"That said, could you be a little bit more specific about which sunbringer girl?"
>>40905944then we cure him duhirl i dont understand why people gave up looking for a cure to homosexuality
>>40905992>>40905996Right, I forgot about that part. And it would also make it impossible to set him and his sister up.
>>40905940>"I might."I dropped out of their program, and they're a little mad about it.
>>40905940>“It might.”Since it really might, we should probably be serious here.
“It's nothing important, just someone holding an idiotic grudge.”“You didn't kill anyone, did you?” Iden frowns.“Ignoring the fact that you went straight to murder as the first possible reason, no, I just recommended some good locations for them to shove their order sigils when I dropped out,” you shrug.“Okay, good,” Iden nods, the hard edge fading from his eyes.You let it pass, seems like there's a little more to Iden than just a pretty face and crippling social anxiety. It's enough to make you wonder if you should be asking him whether his history is going to be a danger to you and your sister instead.“...can't imagine you as a Sunbringer,” he smiles.“Neither can I, and I was there,” you reply, stepping back inside, spotting the other trio already back at the table.“So team, info, what did you find out?”“I found out more about proper cunnilingus technique than I ever wanted or needed to know,” Razi glowers, fixing a bitter glare on you.“Your, um, your sister paints a very vivid picture of things,” Valia mumbles, the sorceress a bright shade of red.“We found out where the guy was, and we had some time to kill, so I was sharing some of my wisdom with my two new friends,” Rihara grins, leaning back in her chair. She truly is your sister.“It's a valuable life skill for sure, but, and I can't believe I'm saying this, we have things to discuss besides oral sex right now.”“Yeah, we found out where the guy is too, over on Prince Brenovan's Lane, right?” Iden chimes in.“That's what we heard. Ready to go?” Rihara asks, glancing over at you.>Shopping first>Let's goStepping out for a bit, next post up within an hour or so.
>>40906463>Let's goI think we need to save our moneys
>>40906463>“I found out more about proper cunnilingus technique than I ever wanted or needed to know,” Razi glowers, fixing a bitter glare on you.>“Your, um, your sister paints a very vivid picture of things,” Valia mumbles, the sorceress a bright shade of red.>“We found out where the guy was, and we had some time to kill, so I was sharing some of my wisdom with my two new friends,” Rihara grins, leaning back in her chair. She truly is your sister.God damn it Rihara, keep it in your fucking pants, not even Jareth is this constantly vulgar, and he's a priest of Elshhu for fuck's sake.I feel ashamed about this, to be honest.>>Shopping first
>>40906546Well consider who she's been trapped with
>>40906463>>Let's go>>40906546Trapped with those sisters will fuck you up anon. We need to get her laid.
>>40906546I think it's great, it puts OUR vulgarity in perspective.
>>40906586>Trapped with those sisters will fuck you up anon. We need to get her laid.we did.
>>40906611We need to get her laid with a male.
>>40906611By a dude. she's still in full clambake mode, not adorable Bi mode.>>40906630Baby steps anon
>>40906630Woah, what a coincidence!
It's quite possible she actually IS toning it down with what she's been used to from hanging out with the Sisters. Her vulgarity perspective has just been skewed.
>>40905102Like how The Killer (elder) in Wanted goes for gay experiences once in a while ago he can better appreciate the ladies?
>>40906665Equally possible is that she's hamming it up to mess with us.
>>40906671More like Bro, I need some time when I'm not fucking the ladies to relax. Listen to me well and learn to fix the bitches half as well as I do.
>>40906636We`ll we do have Iden around for such things. Who knows, maybe she can give him some confidence
Back and writing.
“Okay, let's go,” you nod, the trio rising to join you as you head back for the door. As they all step outside, you catch Rihara by the collar.“Cunnilingus technique, really?”“Ah, I'm just messing with them. Too much?”“If you ever want to stand a chance with any of them, you might want to tone it down from dirty old man to flirtatious.”“Oho, so I'm allowed access to your exclusive harem now? I'm flattered,” Rihara smirks.“Rihara, my dear sister, if you ever want to join my exclusive harem, you only have to ask,” you smile, Rihara freezing for a few entertaining moments, cheeks flushing, before snapping out of it and slugging you in the arm.“Not what I meant, you weirdo. What about Iden? Or is he part of it too.”“Haven't decided.”“Well alright, then don't complain if I make my move. Guy's like the embodiment of everything I was missing out on in the sisterhood.”“Just take it easy on the poor guy or you'll give him a panic attack,” you sigh, pushing Rihara out of the door to join the rest.It's a relatively short trip from Glimmer Street down some side streets to Prince Brenovan's Lane. The lane is relatively quiet and restrained compared to Glimmer Street's more anarchic atmosphere, most of the people here ranging from comfortably wealthy to stinking rich, or at least looking like they are here on the behalf of such people. Most of the stores along here are art shops, antique shops, even some authentic white kingdom tea shop.It doesn't take you long to find Quinter's shop, despite how unremarkable it is. You push open the door, a small bell sounding, prompting an aging half-elven man to appear through a doorway in the back, dressed in an almost painfully understated outfit.(cont)
>>40907662“Hmm, yes, can I help you?”“Good morning, Quinter, is it?”“Ah, yes, Quinter Macaberios, charmed I'm sure,” Quinter replies, rubbing a perfectly clean looking hand on his pant leg before extending it to you to shake.“Jareth, we came here to inquire about a job you've been offering, recovering an artifact from a tomb.”“Oh, oh yes, excellent, I was hoping another group might show up soon, the first group proved rather disappointing I'm afraid.”“Disappointing how?” Rihara asks.“Hmm, oh, well they cracked open the first two chambers of the tomb, then gave up. I am relieved that I didn't make the mistake of paying them anything in advance,” as you extract your hand from the slow, forgotten handshake.“Well rest assured Quinter, you will find our group to be a far more reliable one. I don't mean to boast, but we do have a one hundred percent success rate on previous adventures,” you smile.“Ah, well that is impressive. I suppose we should get the financial details out of the way first. Let's see, provided you can acquire the object I require in good condition, I can pay you two hundred and fifty gold, as well as another fifty for each item on a secondary list I provide,” Quinter explains.“Just hypothetically, given how long it might have been down there, will you still pay if we find the item and it is not in good condition.”“Ah, well as long as it could be restored, I am willing to offer half of that amount for it. If it is completely beyond repair, I'm afraid the contract will be void.”It's a good price, you think, although that depends on just how dangerous this tomb actually is. I mean, you have heard about tombs that are just plain old tombs, no traps, no monsters, nothing... Okay, you may have heard of that once or twice, maybe...>Haggle (DC18)>Elshhuan Haggling Technique (5 Mana, DC 12)>Extreme Elshhuan Haggling Technique (10 Mana, DC 6)>That sounds like a fair price>Nope, not interested
>>40907680>>Elshhuan Haggling Technique (5 Mana, DC 12)
>>40907680>>Elshhuan Haggling Technique (5 Mana, DC 12)Jeeeeewwwwww
>>40907680>>Haggle (DC18)Eh, you know, get 75 on those additional items even if the main thing is destroyed, and I'm in.
>>40907680>Haggle five mana, larger payout on main, secondary items still in contract should main item be beyond repair so we're not wasting our time
>>40907680>Elshhuan Haggling Technique (5 Mana, DC 12)
>>40907680>>Extreme Elshhuan Haggling Technique (10 Mana, DC 6)
>>40907680If the main item turns out not to have survived but we bring back the secondary items, do we still get paid, or does the whole contract hinge on the main item?
Okay, Elshhuan haggling technique wins.>5 Mana spent>Roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>40907907
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>40907907crit 1 a go
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>40907907
>>40907925kekGood thing there are no crits.>>409079314 degrees of success, nice
>>40907931>+4 SuccessWriting.>>40907925That some impressive precognative powers, lucky for everyone I don't do crits.
>>40907968hypothetically would you do crits for 3 20s or 3 1s?
>>40908118There was a triple nat20 in OWQ before, he didn't do crit then.
>>40908118No, I just don't do them, although considering that I do successes and failures by number below/above the DC, a 20 is still a better result than anything else, whatever the DC is.
You let the mana flow through your veins, bringing an intangible glow to your features, a calming warmth to your voice.“If the main item is destroyed, can we still collect on the secondary items, or does it cancel the whole contract?”“Ah yes, you can, sorry for not making that clear. So, do we have a deal?”“While we are more than happy to carry out this contract, given the potential danger and difficulty involved, and the careful handling that will be required on this quest, I would suggest that a slight increase in pay might be required.”“I don't know about danger and difficulty,” Quinter frowns.“The previous group you hired gave up on the job, which suggests the potential for serious danger. I'm sure you understand that greater risk entails greater compensation, as it would no doubt be in your line of work.”“Well, you... you are right, Mr Jareth.”“Therefore, I think that an extra hundred would be a feasible but fair increase.”“An extra hundred? That's an awful lot.”“You are paying for quality after all.”“Very well then, but no advance, you'll get paid when you bring the items back to me and not a moment before.”“Of course,” you grin.“Right, where was I, lost my train of thought. Oh yes, the items I was looking for,” Quinter nods, opening up a desk drawer and pulling out a scroll, unrolling it on the counter.You look down at the scroll, it's old and yellowed, but you can clearly make out some Neburian letters on it, though you have no idea what they mean, not being an ancient languages sort of guy yourself.“The tomb is of late Neburian origin, one of the final additions to the necropolis that predates the founding of Adruat. Errm, what I'm looking for is the burial mask of a Neburian astronomer named Rohtan.”“That's, um, that's not a Neburian name,” Valia pipes up from the back of the group.(cont)
>>40908401“Ah, yes, you are quite correct. Rohtan was not Neburian, he was from one of the western tribes, rose from the rank of slave to a widely respected scholar and astronomer of the Neburian sacred court. A lot of dubious rumors or dark magic and human sacrifice surrounding him, but of course that was most likely a result of ingrained racism against the 'savages' of the west so common in Neburian civilization.”“So the mask is going to be on his body, I assume?”“A fair assumption, yes. We are most fortunate that such a significant find has not been plundered already, fortunately during the Age of Grey Skies the portion of the necropolis beneath these districts suffered severe subsidence and much of it was lost beneath the earth. I, ah, recently discovered from a friend of mine that they uncovered old tunnels leading down to it while excavating out a... a dungeon, for a local brothel. Having verified the carvings, I can confirm that this is indeed the tomb of Rohtan, and as far as I am aware, Rohtan should still be buried in pride of place in the tomb.”“Question, why use adventurers, surely one of the guilds would be willing to...”“I have reached an agreement with the brothel owner, and have a buyer lined up. I would like if you could be as subtle as possible on this job, please.”In other words, he wants to cut through the potential inter-guild red tape, catfights and potential fallout before the big players find out the tomb is even there. Despite his dull looks, the guy's got some guts, you'll give him that.“No problem, what about the other items?”“Yes, the other items are all grave goods which should be buried with Rohtan or in the surrounding chambers. His telescope, a map of the constellations imprinted in bronze, and the mummified remains of his pet cat.”Well that all sounds straightforward enough. Unless you have any more questions.>No more questions, get directions from him and get going>Just one more thing... (write-in)
>>40908416>No more questions, get directions from him and get going
>>40908416>No more questions, get directions and get goingLet's get a move on! how much longer are you gonna run, lordy?
>>40908491Dunno, a little while more yet.
>>40908416>>No more questions, get directions from him and get going
>people not wanting to fuck ghost boy>people wanting to let someone have their way with our sisterYou people are literally shit. Yes, I'm mad.
“That's everything,” you shrug, and Quinter nods, rolling the scroll back up and putting it back in the desk drawer, pulling out a less archaic sheet of paper in its place.“I took the liberty of preparing some rough sketches of the items in question for you to take with you. The brothel in question is called... The Curious Troll, on Dun Street. If you speak to madame Gunrelda she'll be able to direct you to the tomb's entrance. Good luck,” Quinter explains, passing you the piece of paper with the sketches, and a hastily scribbled map to the brothel.You ferry the group outside, leaving Quinter to do whatever it is he does in that customerless shop all day.“So, that's that, everyone ready?”“Not just a tomb, a Neburian tomb... yeah, I'm a little excited, I'll admit,” Iden smiles.“This is exciting. Despite the wealth of Neburian history beneath the lowest levels of Adruat, very few people in the great city ever get to set foot on the ancient streets of the necropolis, or... or even know it exists,” Valia beams.Looks like this has got the more academic members of your party very excited anyway, Rihara gives you a look of apathy as Iden, Valia and even, on occasion, Razi, descend into a historical discussion on Neburian culture.“Robbing a Neburian tomb, now that's some classic adventurer stuff,” Rihara smirks as she falls into step alongside you, leaving the trio to their chatter.“It sure is. So what's your bet on, undead, cult, or ancient magical horrors?”“I'm going to say undead, got a good feeling about that one.”“If you've got a good feeling about undead, then Razi and Iden are already starting to rub off on you.”“They are more than welcome to,” Rihara grins, and you roll your eyes, elbowing your sister lightly in the side, prompting a snort of laughter from her.(cont)
>>40909391Following the near illegible directions, and with a couple of detours as you mistook instructions on them, you somehow find yourself before the Curious Troll brothel, decorated with the image of an inquisitive troll with finger raised to lips surveying a wide array of upturned backsides of various races and colors.“We'll follow your lead in here, shall we, I'd imagine you know brothels better than we do?” Razi asks, giving you a sideways look.“Please, I don't pay for sex, that would be disrespectful to my goddess,” you sigh, raising your arms into a shrug as you open the door. You are met on the other side by a distinctly non-curious looking troll with a heavy cudgel.“Ten gold overhead charge, drinks are extra, employees are extra, hurt an employee in a non-consensual situation and I stomp on your face, any questions?”“None whatsoever, I believe Madame Gunrelda is expecting us.”“Oh yeah, you the special party she was waiting for. Hold on,” the troll grunts, bending to lean through the doorway to the main room.“Hey boss, got that special party you were waiting for,” he shouts.“Fool, customers can't keep erections with you hollering like a drunken lout,” a gravelly female voice replies, the troll flinching as a burly female troll squeezed into a tight dress pushes him back into the entrance hall and steps in behind him.“Sorry boss.”“So, you're the adventurers, eh, well come on, come on, this way. You want to spend some coin first, high quality services to appeal to any tastes here? I'll even give a discount since you're here on business,” Gunrelda starts, leading you through a incense-scented room of plush seats and scantily clad men and women chatting with customers, though some appear to be doing a bit more than chatting. (cont)
>>40909411Despite the name, this looks like a remarkably upscale establishment, nice furnishings, healthy-looking employees, reasonably respectable looking clientèle, the Pleasure Guild must be doing good business on this place. “Tempting, but our employer seemed rather eager to get this done,” you reply, smiling at a trollkin girl in a very short skirt as she sashays by.“He's a colorless sort that Quinter, no time for fun,” Gunrelda sighs, pushing open a door at the back and stepping inside, gesturing for you all to follow as she descends a flight of stairs.“We were expanding the premises, since business has been so good, when we broke into some old tunnels. Now I'm no fool, I know what happens if you go poking your nose around in places like that, so I had them brick it back up, started making enquiries about someone scouting it out. Then Quinter and I came to a deal and he sent some bunch of idiots down here, busted down the bricks and went to look around, then scarpered a half hour later. Lazy little wretches didn't even help brick it back up again,” Gunrelda explains, as you all step out into a large basement chamber, a hole in the far wall giving way to a tunnel of ancient, carved stone.“Any problems from it so far, strange noises and such?” Iden asks.“If there were, I'd have already shut down the premises and called on the guild to send some high priced team of mercenaries down there to deal with it. I'm not going to take any dumb risks with the lives of my staff or my clients,” Gunrelda snorts.(cont)
>>40909435“Okay then, guess we'll be going, thanks Gunrelda,” you smile.“Rather you than me. Adventuring is a messy business, and look at all of you, you could be earning a good stable income in a proper job, with guild protection and all.”“The excitement and instability is half the fun,” you grin, the troll madame snorting derisively in response.“Fine, get going then. But if you ever change your mind, I guarantee that if you asked for a job here, you'd be some serious earners, and the delving into dark holes would be of a more pleasurable variety to boot,” Gunrelda grunts, turning and heading back up the stairs, leaving you all facing the looming hole of the tomb, the only light coming from the lantern hanging from the ceiling of the basement chamber, at least until Rihara snaps her fingers and a burst of golden light illuminates the room, arcs of glowing electricity jumping between her fingertips.So Jareth, how do you proceed from here, any sort of march order or plan for the party?>Write-in
>>40909378This is sarcasm right? We're sharing the love~We'll share our brocon sister with ghostboy and show him the magic of Twincest with us and them
>>40909454We take point, Iden Start scouting out with his ghosts, Rihara behind us shining a light.
>>40909514This. Sneaky-like, mind you. Have our more scholarly comrades keep an eye out for carvings and signposts.
>>40909494No its not. I'm legitimately disgusted.
>>40909454Can Razi "feel out" for presence of bones? Can she communicate with bones and shit, get info from them?In any case, send in some ghosts, get a fucking torch guys, seriously, and mark the ways we've been with arrows.Have Valia take note of the entrance so she can open up a portal to it later? Is this something she could do, long distance teleportation?
>>40909579disgusted by the idea of our sister fucking someone other than us consensualy?
>>40909623>Can Razi "feel out" for presence of bones? Can she communicate with bones and shit, get info from them?You haven't seen her do that before, or claim to be able to, but you could always ask.>Have Valia take note of the entrance so she can open up a portal to it later? Is this something she could do, long distance teleportation?Valia's portal magic is still very much in its beginning stages, she can open short distance temporary portals to locations she can see, and that's all.
>>40909668Well, Razi could manipulate the skeletons in the tower from outside of it, so I assume she has some way of knowing where there are skeletons, or can just send out a spell for them and it will find them eventually.The question is if she has feedback from the skeletons.
>>40909667the utter depravity! *shudders*
>>40909950Wait, have the ghost(s) check for traps especially, and up to where the other group got.Should bought Jareth a weapon at least, damn it.Maybe we can pick up something an enemy drops, maybe.
>>40909983Jareth ought to be just fine using his body as a weapon, it's what he's trained for. I'm not against picking up spiked gauntlets and greaves/ass-kicking boots if we get a good chance, but it's not the highest priority.
>>40909983we asked the question before and Jareth is actively weaker if trying to channel his mana through a weapon.
>>40910269Yeah, fists only. Some armor probably wouldn't hurt though.
>>40909667No, the idea of setting it up, its weird.>>40909815>asterisksFuck off
“Iden, can you summon up a ghost to scout ahead again?”“Oh, yeah, sure let me just-”“Not Worper,” Razi frowns.“Fine, fine, not Worper, don't blame me if I start burning through mana too fast though,” Iden grumbles, stretching out a hand, a light mist congealing into the form of the ghost girl you saw before. Seffi you think it was.“Hi Iden, woah, this place is kind of cool, huh?”“It's a Neburian tomb, so yeah, it's pretty cool, you see those markings on the wall there, what those mean is-”“Focus, Iden,” you sigh.“Right, sorry, errm, Seffi, can you scout ahead, look for anything out of the ordinary, things moving around down there, and traps especially.”“No problem, back in a bit,” the ghost chirps, drifting off down the tunnel.“Razi, how far does your magic work from, could you detect bones from a distance, even if you can't see them?”The pale necromancer girl frowns, bending her knees to place her fingertips on the cold stone floor. “A short distance. If you were about to ask if there are bones near here the most detailed answer I can give is 'yes, a lot of them'.”It's only a few moments later that Seffi appears out of a nearby wall at quite a speed, the ghost girl looking remarkably shaken for something without a physical body.“Seffi, what's wrong?” Iden asks, a look of concern etched on his features.“I scouted ahead a bit, but there is something seriously creepy in there,” Seffi whimpers, casting a nervous look back over her shoulder.“Creepy how?”“I don't know, I didn't see it, it was just really creepy. There's no traps in the two rooms ahead, but can I stick close to you guys from now on, I'll still scout ahead, just... just not too far ahead, okay?”“Yeah, of course, that's fine, right Jareth?” Iden frowns.“Sure, as long as you warn us when that creepy thing is getting close,” you smile.(cont)
>>40910450*laughs* bud, lighten up
>>40910484“Thanks, okay, let's go!” Seffi chirps, drifting a short distance ahead of you as you start off down the tunnel, Rihara behind you casting a golden light across the gloomy stone.The tunnel gives way suddenly to a vast chamber, square pillars holding up a high, vaulted ceiling, the walls decorated with carving of Neburian gods and demons, the floor a faded pattern of colored stone. Even with Rihara's light, the chamber is still oppressively dark and foreboding, seeming to swallow up the golden light as it struggles to find purchase on the flickering shadows.“Goodness, these are some incredible carvings, let's see... um... this refers t- to the fall of the false gods of old Neburian, the Crow-Masked Oracle, the Stone-Swimmer, the Scaled God, when they were cast down by the great prophet of the new Neburian pantheon at the start of the Neburian golden age of expansion... how thrilling,” Valia gasps, running a finger over a section of stonework on one of the pillars.“Amazing, this is quite a complete account of Neburian imperial history and myth,” Iden nods.You sigh, glancing around the chamber, Elshhu save you from academics.“Anything else in here?”(cont)
>>40910497“U-um, you remember that thing I was telling you about?” a quiet voice pipes up, and you turn to spot Seffi hanging back near the entranceway.“The creepy thing? What about it?”Seffi gulps, despite a lack of a body to do so, pointing a shaky finger to the far side of the chamber. You spot it, almost invisible amidst the stone, a shape half-risen from the ground, leering at you with dessicated features, a hulking primeval thing, a hunched head set between wide shoulders, long lanky arms and a skeletal torso sinking into the solid floor.With a dry and dusty cackle, it sinks away into the stonework, leaving you momentarily frozen as a deep chill settles in your bones.“So I guess that's our creepy thing.”“That was... um...” Valia squeaks.“What is it?”“W-wasn't that the Stone-Swimmer?”Well grand, seems that this tomb is home to the undead remains of a false god, you should've asked for more gold.>End of Thread
Well, since we're on page ten and that feels like a good place to stop, I'm calling it there.Final post incoming, and I can stick around for Q&A for a while if people have anything they want to ask.Thank you all for playing.
>>40910551Thanks for running!
>>40910551Was that vote over Iden over Jareth's orientation?
>>40910533>undead remains of a false godFuck.
>>40910551So how fucked are we?
>>40910551Danke for the session
>>40910551And if it wasn't, have you decided what orientation he is?
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>40910533Rolling to seduce!
>>40910657It was mentioned that we have already fucked guys.
>>40910586>>40910669My pleasure.>>40910657>>40910699Jareth's orientation remains as fluid as ever, that vote has not locked you into or out of anything, it just influenced your relationship with Iden somewhat, as do all your conversations with him.>>40910658>>40910659I will say this now, before anyone panics too hard. Unless you do something monumentally foolish, I will never throw you into an encounter you can't win, or at the very least survive. So do not assume utter unavoidable doom.
>>40910551Are we like permanently not attracted to Iden now?
>>40910734So as long as we don't try to solo 4 demons ourselves we should be ok?
>>40910734Just saw it, good to know. Some anons thought it was a vote over orientation. Guess they weren't aware Jareth fucked dudes
>>40910734Would hitting on Iden have affected our relationship poorly?
>>40910773>So as long as we don't try to solo 4 demons ourselves we should be ok?>Implying Jareth wouldn't leave 4 succubi drained and passed out
>>40910783Like I said. Want to get his confidence up before we fuck him his sister and ours in one delicious batch of double twincest. He really needs a buddy right now to get him on his feet and to get his cock into a girl.>>40910849>Implying Jareth would drain the servants of his deity?
>>40910878I was speaking more metaphorically, in the physical sense.
>>40910925Anon that same arrogance cost Ur badly. They're made for sex. We're just very good at it. We need quite a few more levels for that first.
>>40910973OK, so Rihara helps out.
>>40910878I mean, we can still do that while hitting on him. If anything telling him both sexes find him attractive would build his confidence more. Also, Iden could fuck a guy instead, seems narrowminded that he needs only to fuck a chick to do that
>>40910993Rihara is not even worth 1/4 a Jareth when it comes to sex.
“You are so lucky, getting to train with Lady Arastasia,” Borl sighs, pouting as best a teen boy with the whispy beginnings of an ill-conceived beard can manage.“Yeah, lucky,” you grumble, prodding gingerly at a broken rib from yesterday's training sessions. Not that it will get you out of today's training, since she'll just have it healed up when you start.“I mean, she's so awesome and strong and smart and beautiful and...”The sentence stops mid-adoration, perhaps he's waiting for a prompt, a prompt you don't give him in the hopes that he'll lose interest in this conversation. Unfortunately your luck is as bad as ever today it seems.“...and I was just wondering... you're her son, right, you've been with her your whole life.”“It feels like several lifetimes,” you mutter, but at this stage you're fairly certain Borl isn't listening.“...So, I mean, this is just between us, but... have you ever, you know, seen her naked.”Oh, this is one of THOSE conversations, at least he got to it with a lot less stuttering and beating around the bush (heh) than Juliana did.“Borl, I will make this very clear to you right now, you will never ask me questions about what my mother looks like naked again, or I will do something horrific to your wanking arm, understood?”Gods know you don't need this fool reminding you, it's hard enough dealing with the daily sparring beatdowns and brutal regime without being reminded of the fact that the person doing it to you has one hell of a body.“Oh, okay, sorry.”Well thank the gods that's over with, leaving you with only lingering images of bare, tanned skin gleaming with sweat in your mind. You really are messed up.“So... you know Rihara, you're her brother, right, you've been with her your whole life...”You bury your face in your hands, abandoning all hope.“Yes.”“So you've seen her naked, right?”“Yes.”“...c-could you describe it?”You think you can actually feel your soul dying a little inside.
>>40910835Depends on how forceful you were about it right then and there, but probably not in that case unless someone voted for a very aggressive writein.>>40910849>>40910878Fun fact. Elshhuan priests, as long as they have at least 1 point of mana, are immune to all sex-related threats, whether that be mundane diseases or supernatural curses or powers, including succubi life draining. Your mana is naturally developed in such a way that it counteracts the effects.
>>40911099Neat!>>40911041Now I know why Jareth is the way he is. Damn.
>>40911099Jareth. Locked in a sex-match for the ages to by the rest of the party time to find a way out of the succubus den. Loving that image.
>>40911099Why is the Elshuan priesthood not more popular? Is it because the priesthood tends to attract selfish, irresponsible assholes like Jareth's teachers?
>>40911181Pretty much, Elshhuan priests have a bad reputation of living for the moment, which means they have been known on many occasions in the past to lie, cheat, steal, and generally act like dicks. Also because a lot of people get paranoid (justifiably so in some cases) about having a priesthood of men and women around who might bang their wife/husband/son/daughter/mother/father etc.You do at least have a small temple in the district, it's kind of a dump, but many religions don't have one at all, so it's a step up from that.
>>40911041Is this a flash back to Jareth's youth, or is there a third sibling?
>>40911041>You really are messed up.I see Jareth wasn't exactly corrupted by his master, more like, discovered.
>>40911364There is a reason they picked him over the dozens of other potential apprentices Artor and Senta fucked while trying to find the one that had just the right stuff for an Elshhuan priest.
Also,Thread archived: >http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=disciple+of+elshhu
>>40911422Will we ever find out how Jareth lost his virginity?
>>40911446You already did.It was in the first end of thread post, at the end of thread 2. He lost it to Senta shortly after abandoning the Sunbringers.
>>40911475How pissed was Jareth's Mom when he left the Sunbringers? If he saw her again, how fast would he run away? And is there anyone he's more afraid of?
>>40910783We were, I just didn't want to fuck Iden. we have the holy mission to turn him into a womanizer
>>40911616>How pissed was Jareth's Mom when he left the Sunbringers? He wouldn't know, as he hasn't seen her since. But odds are on very pissed.>If he saw her again, how fast would he run away?He is well aware that trying to outrun her would be a futile gesture.>And is there anyone he's more afraid of?Not really, no.
>>40911660How hard would Borl be punished if a high ranking officer heard this conversation? If Jareth's mom heard this conversation?What are Sunbringer official stances on relationships amd sexuality?
>>40911888>How hard would Borl be punished if a high ranking officer heard this conversation? If Jareth's mom heard this conversation?Serious penance, probably involving extra drills and toilet scrubbing.>What are Sunbringer official stances on relationships amd sexuality?They don't disapprove of relationships, as long as they aren't interfering with ones duty to the order. Exactly what that means varies from chapter to chapter, but in general they prefer things on the more vanilla end of the spectrum.