Welcome back to Blackguard Quest Ladies and Gentlemen!Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Blackguard%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/Rules!Current rules! note that some of these are subject to change, especially the dice. cause fuck /tg/ dice.>10 minute voting period, may be extended in case of clever write-ins>Write-ins are ALWAYS a valid options I don't care if you're just going to sleep, if you have a write-in, you can vote for it.>Try not to bitch at people for namefaggin. I'll restrict it if it becomes a problem but right now I don't care.>d100 for dice rolls unless told otherwise, counting the first three.character sheets!http://pastebin.com/u/QMEclipseFor those of you who haven't, I suggest going into the archives and reading the Q/A thread, because the anons suckered me into writing up the teasers for all eight of your familiars, and they're worth reading, if I do say so myself. We also did some world/lore building, that you guys might want to check out
>>41416286Huzzah time to be the baddest ass!
>>41416286Guess it's a good thing I didn't just delete them.You have to expand them when saving or it does funny shit like that.
>>41416519>mfw your'e still shit at paint
>>41416286Alright, alright. You can deal with this. This paladin probably has no idea what to expect. You turn back towards the guardian. "What sort of defenses does the castle have?"The skeletal constructs mouth creaks open slightly, voice gliding out as he answers. "In it's prime, the defenses were vast, and hold off armies with ease. However, almost none of them are actually working at the moment, and many will take days to repair."Damn. You'll have to take care of him yourself then. In the meantime however, you might as well try to learn a bit more about what this new power you've gained can actually do. You make your way back down the stairs, heading for the throne, for some reason you get the feeling that if you want to get anything done, that's the place to do it.You sit on the throne, hand immediately coming to rest over the black gemstones set at the fingertips. You close your eyes focusing your thoughts inward, and clearing your mind. Almost immediately, you notice something, almost like a second heartbeat, you can feel it through your hand, out of pace with your own, it sounds...weak, feeble, like it's been slowing down. You reach out to it with your magic, and at your touch you feel it jolt to life, rapidly gaining in pace, sounding stronger.Almost as if from a great distance, you can hear a rumbling, groaning, like massive blocks of stone moving after years of lying still, something has changed.>The path to the castle heart is now open!>Focus on your armor (will unlock fallen angel)>Go see what's just happened>Something else?
>>41416585>Go see what's just happened
>>41416585>Something else?Go take care of the paladin, I feel this is one of the Ladies bitch.
>>41416547>am contributing>someone who isn't thinks they can criticize>mfw
>>41416635I believe the general consensus last thread was to wait for the paladin while sitting on your throne like a badass
Which reminds me, LOSTBOY should be delivering another greentext today, so look forward to that
>>41416664Well damn that does sound better.changing to >Go see what's just happened
>>41416585>Focus on your armor (will unlock fallen angel)
>>41416585...You should probably go and see what that was. It would be just your luck if you just accidentally blew up part of the castle. You stand up, moving away from the throne, jasmine following behind you as you head in the general direction of the noise.After a short walk, you come to a passageway that you could've sworn was blocked off earlier, the hallway eventually leads to a flight of steps leading up, a faint silvery-blue light coming from the room at the top. You advance, something drawing you forward.The stairs open into a large circular room, several openings line the walls, and in the middle, hovering above a pool of water, is a massive orb of some strange material, almost identical to the spike that pierced you hand earlier.You walk forward, feeling yourself drawn in, as Jasmine waits by the stairs, clearly more than a little nervous. You step out into the shallow water, approaching the mysterious ball. You reach out, touching it with your palm.The world goes dim, the ball growing to fill your vision, you can feel it thrumming, beating like a massive heart.>Unlock fallen angel>Light the fires>Attempt to activate guardian golems>Attempt to repair part of the castleSorry for the slow posting speed today
>>41416585>Focus on your armor (will unlock fallen angel)afterwards>Go see what's just happened
>>41417092>Attempt to repair part of the castle>Unlock fallen angel
>>41417092>Attempt to repair part of the castle
>>41417092>Unlock fallen angel>Sorry for the slow posting speed todayMaybe you could be super cool, not to say your not already cool, and by way of unnecessarily awesome apology allow us two options?>Attempt to repair part of the castle
>>41417092>Light the fires
>>41417158I never said you couldn't do more than one
>>41417092Which part of the castle will you attempt to repair?>master bedroom>forges>minion hives>outer walls and drawbridge
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>41417373>>forges>>minion hivesBoth are fine.I'll let the coin toss decide.
hmm. slow thread today.
*sigh* dammit the writers block is back in force.I'm pretty much gonna call it here for the actual story, if it clears up I'll get back to writing, but I'm just not feeling it today, and I'd rather this part of the quest not suck.Might as well just discuss stuff now, ask questions, talk to other anons about plans for the quest, world domination, what types of girls you might want for your harem, fuck if I know. I just can't write story right now, so go nuts.
>>41417533Oh, and art. Feel free to dump characters, scenery, monsters, whatever. I'm shit at finding art and I need stuff. I don't care if it's serious fantasy or anime-style
>>41417533So what was the point of making a thread? This is turning to a shit quest, that's why there's less and less anons every thread.
>>41417594If you have criticism or suggestion on how to improve the quest, I'm all ears.
>>41417626I suggest you don't start up threads if your'e not at least be decently prepared, it's a turn off to see two updates in one thread. here's my last post goodluck with your quest m8
>>41417815Wait now this is my last post for this quest, couldn't help myself.
>>41417626It seems like the player base is being split too much. At this point, there might be too much going on at once. Hopefully after the paladin fight, the quest will run as well as it did in the Q/A thread. Bumping with art.
>>41418758he quest will run as well as it did in the Q/A thread.we'll see.
>>41418951>the quest will run as well as it did in the Q/A thread.
>>41418848I love animal themed knights.
Eclipse still here?
>>41419268No idea mateWell this is the song i Imagine the upcoming fight being placed tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRdBwXslqbA
>>41419388Paladin's viewpoint:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pKv_wua6kFEOurs:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DPgWNuUkuA8Hell. That could even be our theme song, but I'll leave it up to the anons.Having more firm characterization would be a big help on both sides of the quest.
>>41419388They made songs about the Silmarils?
Eclipse, you fucking cock tease. I'm at work for the next few hours, when I get back we're going to have a discussion on story progression and how to get this bitch moving again.
>>41419700never heard the song cage the Elephant before but it apparantly cannot play in my home country. i propose youtube.com/watch?v=DPgWNuUkuA8 The curse of Feanor as our theme song hell its entire Purpose is swearing Vengeance upon a godlike being>>41419388>> Eclipse.. Eclipse!? are you there RESPOND!?
>>41420160Of coarse i Cock up the song paste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFAskJN4YKE
>>41420089How you Doing Boy? Methinks Eclipse has left the 4Chins
>>41420218Maybe for tonight. I have other means of tracking him down though. I like this story so I'm not going to let it die.
>>41420160Cage the elephant is the band.See if you can find their song "in one ear"
>>41420373Not bad.it took me a second to recognize them from aint no rest for the wicked
>>41416286Do we have a penis or vagina?
Eclipse, there's no such thing as writer's block. It's just self-deception. It's only real until you decide it's not real.Frequently, the "cure" is refusing to let the feeling that nothing you're writing is of any quality stop you from writing it. Author John Brown likes to call this approach "Farmer's Faith." If you put enough manure on it, something beautiful will eventually grow there.Author Jim Butcher says "I don't have writer's block, I have a mortgage."If you're having trouble writing, there's a reason for it, and it usually has to do with a problem with your story. Maybe you've run into a situation that you can't seem to solve. Perhaps a character you've been writing has a difficult decision and you're not really sure which is the right choice for your story. It could be that you're having trouble making a solid connection between two parts of your story.Whatever the case, the problem isn't that some invisible source of writing quality and wisdom has disappeared.The problem of "writer's block" can be solved in dozens of ways, the majority of which simply require you to KEEP WRITING. When it happens to me, I start posing questions to my players. I just straight up ask them for what they'd like to see, what they imagine certain details to be like, and they always deliver. Writers who aren't running a quest will usually just put their trust in the "edit and re-write" process.Maybe you're stopping because you're afraid the quality is going to take a nose-dive. And that's fair. You're afraid that maybe you're going to lose players, that your quest is going to die and you'll lose the thread.But I promise you, continuing to run like that is a maybe. Cutting off a thread like you've done here is a definitely. You will definitely kill your quest, drive your playerbase off, and be remembered as a poor-quality QM.>tl;dr TRY HARDER YOU FUCKING NIG-NOG
>>41420979There were plenty of shit-tier quests with atrocious writing that had a massive player base on /tg/.>Mahou Shounen Quest>Anything by EGOBut threads that don't get run don't have any player base at all.Also I made a thing for you, Eclipse, you ungrateful jerk.
Eclipse just get drunk and start writing it will clear up.
So Spiderman Thread?
>>41421067Oh and in case you hate that picture for some reason, I made another where I improved your shit-tier font to something properly gothic.
>>41421207Spiderman thread indeed
>>41420629Yep, that's them.One of my favorite bands by far.
I...did not expect anyone to still be here. This tap was pushed off the ones being displayed and I just saw all the notifications because I closed one of them.
Negro we love your writing why would we leave?
>>41421497Hi Eclipse.I love you.I want you to have my babies.
>>41420335...in hindsight it was probably a terrible idea to give a quest player a direct link to myself.
>>41421548 Probably but at the same time it also let gives us a direct enough link to know if something serious comes up like you know you dying.
>>41421497Start reading the thread or start writing.
>>41421622Going through it now, might open a new thread and get the story going again when I'm done. Or just continue on here. Some good art on here. Good music to. Theme music is always appreciated
>>41421622With A sharp *Crack* Of his Gilded Whip Anon kun made Demands with Great Ferocity.
>>41421647>Theme music is always appreciatedI feel loved.
>>41421669I'm sorry, I must still be salty from being blue-balled and abandoned three posts in.
>>41421099I don't drink>>41421659*embarrassed mumbling and blushing*>>41421771*blushing intensifies*>>41421547*blushing intensifies again*
>>41421807>Says he doesn't drink>blushing so hard it's clear he's drunk.
>>41421841Either that or his sempai is noticing him.
>>41421856We're all his Sempai, apparently.>>41421807Hello. I have noticed you.
>>41421885I'm pretty sure his Sempai is Guide!
>>41421984What?! No!Guide is MY Sempai!Then again, it was established early on that we're the same person, so...
>>41422017BITCH I WILL SHANK YOU!o-oh...um...hi cloneanon...I didn't mean that...
>>41422009Just to remind you even Guide sometimes test ideas and creations with others and sources decisions he is indecisive with through others. I know this because I have been his sounding board.
>tfw your OP pic gets cuckedFinally. Been waiting for someone to actually put some effort into it.Now I can delete the backups.
>>41422052Not often, but once in a while. So don't give up on a thread just take a break and bounce your ideas off of a receptive audience. I promise the writer's block will go away.
>>41422009i hope your writing nigga *CRACK*
>>41422041Don't worry, I'm willing to share, and if we work together, he's twice as likely to notice us!
You know what I do when I get writer's block?Grab a hatchet.Course, that only really works when it's a block of wood.
>>41422060Actually you did a surprisingly good job with it. Font choice was the only thing that sucked.
>>41422081eep!>>41422082...if you weren't me I would stab you for that.
A-anyway....um...where did I leave off? Oh yeah!Which part of the castle will you attempt to repair?>master bedroom>forges>minion hives>outer walls and drawbridge
>>41422108I had about 300 third party fonts on my other computer.Lost em and can't find any of the good ones.They've either been removed from sites or the sites housing them have collapsed.Woe is me.And I hate paint. Jump through hoops to get everything lined up relatively well.
Eclipse make an announcement that the thread is live again.
Ok, I'm back...I should probably start writing huh?*looks up through the thread*...okay who the fuck has been using my computer? BRB I may need to go punch one of the people I live with.
Wait do you live with lost boy?
>>41422504...I don't think so? I almost never talk to the others so I very well might. Anyway thread's delayed while I figure out who posted>>41422158>>41422117>>41422041>>41422009>>41421927>>41421807these. Says it was my computer but I stepped outside to grab some food from the subway near my house, so yeah, thread delayed for the inquisition.
>>41416286Nice fucking twitter
>>41422550to be fair the vote did indeed happen so was what they did so wrong?
>>41422550Well I say "house". It's a multi-person dorm really. Okay that's another lie, a friend and I found a giant-ass warehouse that nobody was using near our college, renovated the place, and over time a bunch of other people have moved in. I have so far confirmed that it wasn't the stoner. Updates as I narrow the list.>>41422584Oh son of a bitch, they got twitter too?
>>41422590It's the principal of the matter dammit!Also, can't be the hipster artist chick, she's out at a poetry slam or something.
>>41422599>Oh son of a bitch, they got twitter too?I think they are mentioning that you don't have your Twitter linked in the OP. Oh and they did get twitter.
>>41422622Who's the weeaboo of the bunch. Or at least someone who thinks of you as such?
>>41422624goddammit I thought I fixed the copypasta I've been using.The thread WILL go on BTW, just need to get this witchhunt out of the way first.
>>41422659Is this damage control, I guess we will never know and believe Eclipse.kek
>>41422683>Is this damage control, I guess we will never know and believe Eclipse.You know I kinda think that he is just avoiding writing at this point.
>>41422622Oh i understand a good witchhunt
>>41422694Dude it's a BIG FUCKIN WAREHOUSE, we got a second level and everything.
lol, passive aggressive whining and bitchy playerbasepar for the course for average quest
>>41422764>>41422683>>41422694>not trusting and loving your QM without questiondew yeh even fanfatic, bru?
>>41422757Whatever you say Eclipse, we believe you.
>>41422781Yep, Got my pitchfork.
wow ok homolust run thick here I'm out
Found the witch! Confiscated her chocolate supply as punishment, that should keep the NEET off my ass. Anyway, writing.Why the fuck wasn't the NEET the first person I thought of? She's one of three other people here (who I actually know) who goes on /tg/ I feel like a fuckin idiot.
>>41422832You know I gave you a hint with >>41422650
>>41422832To be fair, it wasn't even a noticeable difference.
>>41422832uh huh, okayyy, just get back to writing before you lose more anons.
>>41422874Really? None of you picked up on it after the whole "sempai-guide" thing?
>>41422901This is 4Chan we are all Faggots and Weaboos here.
>>41422901Nah, man.I just thought you were fucking around.
Ok, minion hives it is.I'm still makin you find the fuckin things BTW, can't break tradition
>>41422925Thing is you still fucking love Guide.
>>41422940He's a great writer. Doesn't mean I'd bang him.
Roll me 1d100 to try and clear the path to the hives. If you get a nat 100, the browns are still there.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>41422995
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>41422995
>>41422956>Implying that it's proper to taint your sempai
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>41422995crict 1
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>41422995But... What if this IS the NEET?My god, everybody, run!
>>41423026What if there was never a NEET, the world may never know.
>>41423005Well that passes the DC at least, writing.>>41423026Nah, she was busy bitching out some SJW on tumblr when I left. Didn't even notice me stealing her chocolate, I've locked the door in preparation for her attempted revenge.
1d20 perception check please
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>41423083I bless you with my cursed die!
>>41423096This is Blackguard Quest cursed die is a good thing.
>>41423096...fuck me why does it always happen? You guys and your fucking luck I swear to Cthulhu
>>41417092You reach deeper, your mind pushing into the blackness of the globe. Eventually, two threads weave there way towards you, and you pull. You can feel something, back on your body, the armor rushing away, being replaced by something larger. Heavier. You can also hear a loud rumbling, feeling the ground shake beneath you. In your mind, a map appears, and you see that a new staircase has cleared, leading down into the rock below the castle.You're about to break the connection and leave, when you feel something...stir. You almost didn't catch it, but it feels like something in the globe shifted, almost as though something just outside your sight appeared for an instant, but when you turn your head there's nothing there.You're about to dismiss it as a flight of fancy, nothing more than then a trick played on you by your stressed mind, when it happens again, muffled, almost as if something deep within the globe is moving, out of your reach right now, but you could dive in, push after it.>NOPE! This shit is to spooky for me, I am NOT fucking with the giant ball of ancient magic any more!>Eh, fuck it, dive in. You'll be damned if you run away because of something like a giant orb of magic the like of which you've never seen or heard of that is probably older than recorded historyIf you had rolled anything less than a twenty, you would have had to come back to the globe at a later date to make sure it wasn't just your brain playing tricks on you. anything less then a fifteen, and you wouldn't have even NOTICED.
>>41423292>Eh, fuck it, dive in. You'll be damned if you run away because of something like a giant orb of magic the like of which you've never seen or heard of that is probably older than recorded historyThis is our castle and you'll be damn to let anything scare you, conquer the orb make it your bitch!
>>41423292>>Eh, fuck it, dive in. You'll be damned if you run away because of something like a giant orb of magic the like of which you've never seen or heard of that is probably older than recorded historySounds like my kind of BIG RED BUTTON!!!!
>>41423292>Eh, fuck it, dive in. You'll be damned if you run away because of something like a giant orb of magic the like of which you've never seen or heard of that is probably older than recorded historyFUCK YEAR
>>41423292>Eh, fuck it, dive in. You'll be damned if you run away because of something like a giant orb of magic the like of which you've never seen or heard of that is probably older than recorded historyLets see what happens
>>41423292>Eh, fuck it, dive in. You'll be damned if you run away because of something like a giant orb of magic the like of which you've never seen or heard of that is probably older than recorded history
>>41423324>>41423347>>41423366>>41423380>>414233971d100+10 (bonus is because you tanked the hand-spike like a hardass)
Rolled 3, 9, 4, 9, 1, 7, 10, 4, 10, 4, 8, 3, 4, 3, 3, 1, 8, 6, 4, 1, 10, 4, 10, 3, 8 = 137 (25d10)>>41423480
Rolled 29 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41423480
Rolled 37 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41423480
Rolled 78 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41423480
Rolled 47 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41423480
Rolled 21 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41423480I'm late! WOO!
>>41423506>>41423507Yeeees. YEEEEES.>>41423546dammit.>Spend two mana to pass the DC?
lostboy, you here yet?
>>41423292...this is probably a terrible idea, but really your life for the last week or two has been nothing but a series of horrific shit. Honestly you think you might be getting kind of jaded at this point. You push, reaching further into the globe, using a touch of your magic to force aside the barrier and throw your mind, your very soul into its depths.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!Immediately you're assaulted by pain, the spike from the throne was nothing compared to this, you feel as though every fragment of your very soul was being slowly torn apart, your body lit on fire, your mind pierced by a hundred sharp hooks.....no....no...NO DAMMIT NO! YOU WILL NOT LET SOMETHING LIKE THIS BEAT YOU! YOU WILL BE DAMNED IF YOU'RE GOING TO BACK OUT NOW! THIS IS FUCKING NOTHING!You slowly push yourself up, blocking out the pain through shear force of will, lifting your head up as you push forward. Eventually you realize, as the pain slowly becomes more tolerable as you grow accustomed to it, you're not standing next to the marble, you find yourself in the midst of a massive black void, the pain seeming to come from everywhere and nowhere.In front of you, stands a figure in a black cloak, obsidian plates resting over his eyes a look of vague disbelief is painted on his face as he stares at you, before rushing forward, grabbing you by the shoulders and pushing, and you feel yourself being thrown from the marble.1/2>>41423877oi!
>>41423910>tfw descendant of zangetsu
>>41423910>Avitus has gained trait, Brush it off!>Maybe it wasn't the smartest idea to plunge your mind and soul into an object made from pure pain and suffering. On the bright side, nothing will ever compare to that feeling, which means you can shrug off stuff that would probably KILL most people.
Can't wait for the greentext pov
>>41423910Your eyes snap open, and your vaguely aware of the fact that you're kneeling, Jasmine next to you, arms on your shoulders with a look of panic on her face. Your throat feels hoarse, you must have been screaming.You push yourself to your feet, and find yourself face to face with the same figure, hovering several inches off the ground, black robe twisted around himself, his eyes boring into you with hellish intensity."How did you do that?!" He snaps, his voice deep, "The magic the wizard used to trap me in the heart should have NEVER been able to be broken, so tell me, how the ever-burning HELL did you manage to burst your way into my prison and break me out of there? Do you know how many lords of Ravenchain have used the heart before you without EVER realizing that traitorous bastard trapped me inside?!">what do you do/say>>41423965If LOSTBOY doesn't eventually do a POV of this guy ima be dissapointed.
>>41424033"I'm something new, or so they tell me. Personally I just prefer to be called a pragmatist."
>>41424033"I felt you, and I was curious, so I decided to try and take you. Was hoping for something to help put this place in order a bit faster."
>>41424033>oh, thank you for saving me.>No problem, I'm happy to help>as for your question: fuck if I know. I seem to have a knack for fucking reality until it's in the shape I want it.
>>41424033>"My name is Avitus, and typically one gives their name during an introduction, not a question."Shit eating grin commenceThen we shrug, not like we know anything about what's going on here.
>>41424033>you're welcome, fucker.>I broke the shit with pure stubbornness.
pain is easy to get over
>>41424139You literally just took a soul-bath in an object made from the agony of every single innocent soul in a country being killed via dark magic ritual. That shit hurt.
>>41424033"First order of Business: I am Avitus RavenChain the last Progenitor of Revanes...And you are?"
>>41424168>That shit hurt.Only if you're a bitch.Avitus ain't no bitch.L-lets just ignore he was screaminglike a bitch.
>>41424168...that came out clunky. Ima just use this guy to explain it if you ever ask him.Also, gonna need you guys to agree on what exactly you're saying to him. The way you word it is a little important.
>>41424191>>41424069>>41424085these two get it pretty good
>>41424191Whatever we say we need to Identify ourselves as the current lord of the Castle. It is important to establish ourselves early.
>>41424226Ill agree for a mix of the two.
>>41424226everyone okay with this?
>>41424277Add in our lordship of the Castle would yeah wouldn't want him to think we are someone Good.
>>41424277>mention that you're the lord of ravenchain?
>>41424314this is supposed to be a yes no question by the way
>>41424314Yes. Specifically new.
alright then. Writing!
Rolled 17 (1d20)
>>41424425Is that good or Bad?
>>41424033Pic is unrelated BTW, just felt I should start accompanying my story posts with art.You stand up, Jasmine quickly moving to help you support your weight, and you suddenly become aware of the fact that your armor has disappeared, and you are dressed in your basic clothing. You flash a quick smile at her before turning to face the figure in black,"I'm something new, or so they tell me, the new lord of Ravenchain. Personally I just prefer to be called a pragmatist, I felt something in there, and I was curious, so I decided to try and take you. Was hoping for something to help put this place in order a bit faster."The man freezes, face locking into place, before he leans forward, touching his finger to your head. Everything goes hazy for a second, and when your vision clears, you see the figure in black rolling on the ground, howling in laughter."AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I KNEW IT! I KNEW THOSE BASTARDS COULDN'T GET RID OF US FOR GOOD! AFTER ALL THESE YEARS SINCE THAT PATHETIC WEASEL GOT DISPLACED! THE LINE'S BACK!"He rights himself, twirling around in a rather ridiculous jig, seeming to have completely forgotten about your presence"AHAHAHA! YES, YES, YES, YES, YES! SHE GOT AWAY! SHE GOT AWAY BEFORE THEY COULD FIND HER! IT'S BEEN A THOUSAND DAMN YEARS BUT WE'RE BACK!"He...seems to have forgotten about you.>What do you do/say/ask?>>41424444rolling to see how hard he laughed
>>41424550..So you going to let me in on the joke? Even some context would be nice.
Got a message from lostboy, he should be showing up soon, so expect some greentext for the guardian in a bit
>>41424550"I'm going to guess your time wasn't exactly fun for our family. Care to tell the tale?"
>>41424550So...anything you can tell me about the castle?
>>41424618additionally"Also where's my Armor, I have to fight a Paladin soon and I need it for the fight."
>>41424550Thousands years huh? My great and amazing powers of foresight tell me... you want a bath and food! That can be arranged, after we deal with and interloper of the holy sort.
>>41424681Pretty sure he's a ghost.They don't bathe/eat much.
>>41424636Armor? For fighting a dinky little paladin?You, anon, disappoint me.
Okay, sorry I ducked out there for a second. The NEET found out what I did and started bangin on the door, I dont hear anything now so I'm gonna get back to writing.Need some general consensus on what we're gonna ask this guy BTW>>41424636it's in your gauntlet
>>41424755This is me. So, what exactly are you asking himOr should I just go with everything?
>>41424755Ah I though he stole it from us. Which would have been pretty sad us just earning it and all.I'm assuming its you Eclipse
>>41424768just go with everything, we need info
>>41424768Everything plus "So what was that orb?"
>>41424768We don't ask him anything.We tell him to stretch his legs a little bit, get comfortable, and watch us shove something girthy and serrated up the approaching paladin's poopchute.Can you boys tell that I'm feeling rather YOLO today
>>41424793Orb's still there. Hasn't disappeared. Hasn't even changed colors.
>>41424768ask him if he wants a skull of Pally blood?
>>41424793Fine, "So what exactly is that orb and how do I make it more powerful, other than it is the heart of the castle"
alright, writing. This may take a little bit.Surprised nobody asked who the fuck he is
>>41424865Function is clearly more important than designation!
>>41424865 Hermaeus RavenchainThe First Patriarch of the RavenChain family.Also we asked for his introduction and story earlier and we got nothing.
>>41424885...when did you do that?
>>41424919I thought it was agreed to only take>>41424069>>41424085
>>41424934Yep, that's how that vote went.
>>41424934Ah must have been distracted during that vote. Nevermind then.
>>41424550"...So are you going to let me in on the joke? Even some context would be nice." He turns, wiping tears from his eyes, "AHahahahahha...They thought they would wipe us out, but she got away! She must have escaped through the tunnels or something, and now you're here!"Huh. Seems he's still a little out of it, he'll probably explain a bit more when he's calmed down."So. Who exactly, ARE you?" The man is still heaving, trying to draw in breath after laughing so hard. "Aaaaaahahahahahaaa....ha...haaaa. Anyway, what was that? Oh right, haven't introduced myself yet have I. I, am Hermaeus Ravenchain. And judging by how long I've been in that damn ball, I'm your great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather. Welcome to the castle youngster!"
>>41425056...huh. Well this could be interesting."I'm going to guess your time wasn't exactly fun for our family. Care to tell the tale?" The man grins at you "Maybe one day kid, for right now seems you've got a bit of a white-knight problem. I can feel the fucker from here. Leaves a taste in the mouth to." At this he curls his lip, working his mouth like the's trying to get something nasty off his tongue."So...anything you can tell me about the castle?" you ask, as he picks at his teeth"I should hope so, I only built the damn place by hand. You kids have no appreciation for how easy you have it these days. Anyway, you should seriously deal with that paladin soon, the place is beginning to stink.""So, you want anything before I go?" you ask. "Bath? Food?""Well I'm kinda incorporeal at the moment, so a body would really be nice before any of that. But we can talk about that later. You should get going.">How do you set the throne room to greet the paladin?2/2
>>41425131Just, a casual affair. We sit in the throne, our friends in either corner. We'll activate our armor after we've had a little chat with the Lady's dog. It'll be fun for the whole family to watch.
>>41425131Sitting in our badass armor, petting kitty, kid with bowl of fruit, and our chick flanking us. Scary bro hiding in corner so he can be behind the pally. I want us to chain him or something and let gramps jump his meat suit.
>>41425131Rocks. Lots of rocks in the rafters. They fall. Palidins fall; falling rocks kill all.
>>41425131>sit on throne>tap fingers on armrests impatiently>paladin arrives"The fuck took you so long?">>41425161face is pic related
>>41425155He's not actually a ghost, it's a little weird. He can't posses people.
>>41425177Well crap. I was hoping for some F.E.A.R 3 level possesion shit.
Lostboy has confirmed that grandpa will eventually be getting multiple greentexts. so look forward to that.
>>41425149writing for this then
>>41425131Real quick>use the heart to light the central fireplace in the throne room>y/n
>>41425299Y, get that ambiance going.
>>41425299>yIts all about the presentation.
>>41425299PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING.>cozy fire>mmmmmmmm>so cozy
Got most of it written up, one more question>sitting in the throne the proper way, cat on your lap>lounging like a delinquent with the cat on your stomach, you feet on one armrest, and your head on the other (they're padded. It's actually pretty damn comfortable)
>>41425392We need to look good and respectable. Proper way.
>>41425392>>sitting in the throne the proper way, cat on your lapWe're a bit too serious to not I feel.
>>41425392>sitting in the throne the proper way, cat on your lap
>>41425392>lounging like a delinquent with the cat on your stomach, you feet on one armrest, and your head on the other (they're padded. It's actually pretty damn comfortable)Are you kidding me? Is this even a question?Let this literal shit-dog know that he is worth even less than the dirt atop which our glorious castle was built.
>>41425392>>sitting in the throne the proper way, cat on your lap
What expression are you wearing when the paladin enters>serious face>condescending smirk>other
>>41425477>>otherA look of extreme Pity
>>41425477>otherLaughing out loud like Jasmine just said the funniest thing we've ever heard.Sure, the irony will be lost on him, but we don't give a fuck about him, do we?
>>41425487i take it that the Silence is agreement?
>>41425487Agreed. The poor dog has been lead here by his master to be put down! There's no way were aren't going to enjoy our job... but there's no reason we can't pity the poor sod's luck.
>>41425477All smiles. offer him fruit and appologise for the state of our abode. Be infuriatingly nice... then smush him.
>>41425131After taking the first lord of ravenchain's advice, and using the castle heart to re-light the central fire, you head back to the throne room, meeting up with Karin and Ergon. Your...fuck it, there's to many great's. Your grandfather disappears somewhere, gliding through a wall. You explain the plan to your allies, (apparently quite a bit of time passed while you were inside the globe, the paladin's probably going to be here in just a few minutes) Jasmine and Karin stand on the dias behind the throne, Karin behind Jasmine, peaking out from behind her legs...if you didn't know better you'd swear Jasmine was blushing, and Ergon in the opposite corner, to one side of the door, ready to step in if it looks like things are going to get out of hand.You meanwhile, are sitting on the throne, back straight, with your familiar sitting on your lap in its cat-like form. Just another surprise in case things go wrong, you may want to deal with him yourself, but you're no idiot.Soon, the paladin strides in, no doubt with his horse tethered up outside He glances around, completely missing Ergon standing behind him, his eyes fall on Jasmine and Karin, and they flame up even more before he turns towards you, as you look at him with an expression of absolute pity, stroking the black and orange cat in your lap with one hand."Villain!" He proclaims, (really the only word fitting for how his chest puffs out and his mustache twitches)"You dare keep hostages? Release the maiden and child from your foul clutches! Then face me so that I may purge you evil from this world!"...this poor bastard has no clue what he's gotten himself into.>what do you say (I'm assuming you're waiting for a suitably dramatic moment to reveal the armor)
>>41425477 >serious face or A look of extreme Pity
Welp. I've introduced lostboy to the wonders of hellsing ultimate abridged. I feel good about myself.
>>41425578"Eregon, door. Now my friend, let me tell you a story. Let me tell you, why the four of us are here... Why that Bitch sent you..."
>>41425578You are a sad, strange little man. And I am sorry for you.
Does anybody kow whatever happened to A Black Comedy quest? That shit was so promising. Edgy, but promising
>>41425578"Do you see any chains here, dog, beyond the ones held by your mistress?"
>>41425578IM BACK.GIVE ME A GREENTEXT RECAP SO I DON'T HAVE TO READ THE THREAD TO CATCH UP. Do it even though im gonna read the thread later to catch up.
>>41425675>Shit went down>soul got pain-raped>brought back the not!ghost of the first ravenchain lord>currently deciding what the first thing you say to the paladin is
"Nobody's being held hostage. Everyone is free to go at any time they choose. Listen, I don't know what the goddess has told you, but I'm no villain. I have no desire to bring any harm to innocents.So here's my proposal. Let's talk for a bit. Hear me out, listen to my story, and in return if you still wish to fight, I'll do so honorably in a duel. No tricks, no allies, just you and me killing each other like civilized people. What do you say?"
>>41425578>>41425613>>41425635These two together please.
>>41425700Thank you.>>41425645Fine with this.>>41425621Dunno, wish it hadn't stopped abruptly, i think QM gave up on life Questing. because the story went haywire with Succubus shit
>>41425578You call me a Villain me? the one your Mistress abandoned when she found it Convienient! OUR TEMPLE SACKED BY BANDITS! and she abandons us in our time of need.
>>41425720I like this, but i think we should leave out the no allies thing, just say ill fight you with no tricks.>>41425635Drop the insult IMO but i like this too,>>41425612And this
>>41425578"Do you see any chains here dog? Except those held by your mistress of course. How amusing, a dog on the leash of a bitch."The paladins hand falls to his sword "You dare insult the lady you black-hearted heathan?! I shall-""Ergon, door."The paladin spins to look behind him as Ergon steps to the side, easily pushing the massive door closed. Apparently that arm's made him quite a bit stronger"Now my friend, let me tell you a story. Let me tell you, why the four of us are here...Why that Bitch sent you..."The paladin turns back around to face you, pulling his swords from it's scabbard "I'll have none of your lies demon! The state of your foul minion speaks to the truth of your soul! Now let the innocents free, and don your armor so that I may smite thee with the lady's cleansing light!"ugh. What an annoying person.>Wat say/do?
>>41425810Nobody. Is. A prisoner. Here. Give your tiny cultist brain a second to firmly grasp than, then do your best to have an inteligent conversation like a big boy, ok?
>>41425810"INNOCENTS THE ""LADY" CONDEMNED TO DIE"
Guys, you can't insult someone and also expect them to listen to you. It's one or the other.
You will hear my story like it or not
>>41425843quieter now 'Innocents the lady abandoned"
>>41425810"Jasmine, Karin, you are free to go where you please. Tell me my faithful friend, are you so ignorant as to completely ignore what I wish to say to you? Are you so quick with your blade as to immediately cast down all who dare be of a different opinion than yourself? Foolish of you. Very foolish. Listening to other accounts and truly thinking about them is the key to growth, after all."Continue trying to tell our account of what happened.
As a side note, does anyone have a link to a site where I can make a heraldry?>>41425851It's more this guy's kinda lawful stupid
>>41425810"Please, go right ahead and see through the Bitch's eyes. See who of her temple that now lies and ashes she deems 'good.' It seems killing the bandits who had slain our bothers and sisters was an affront! To even attempt to save my friend from the jaws of death! No, We are not evil.... and No one is innocent..." /As soon as he realizes Jasmine detects as evil, don fallen angel armor.
>>41425856'A Warrior Left to Rot because he found the unwholesome truth"
>>41425861>It's more this guy's kinda lawful stupidYeah, but that's not really what I was talking about. You can either insult someone, or you can try to calm them down so they'll listen, but you can't do both at the same time. They're mutually exclusive.
>>41425810Turn to Jasmine and Karin."He's not going to listen, is he?"
>>41425810We are here of our own free will, we have done no harm to anyone who did not have any ill will against us, you are here of someone else's will. Her will. I understand your devotion but did you know that i was once a man who would have given my life, nay, my soul for her? I believed so very hard in her, but before my eyes my belief was crushed, by her very own priests, the men pillars of greed and sin, betrayed their own comrades to die!Let us not result to the steel just yet, tell me why you think you must follow her will, and i will tell you why you must follow your own path.
>>41425866>>41425856>>41425843Hell yes these please!
Wear did you come from
>>41425810"There are no prisoners here. All save you are free to leave whenever they choose. It is clear you know not even who you fight or why. Tell me, sir. Tell me my misdeeds and sins so that I might atone for them."
>>41425878Reverse the order and you have a deal
>>41425876*Let us not result to steel just yetThat fucking typo is pants on head retarded.
What is your name>>41425810
need some consensus. Like a write-in or set of write-ins. or general compromise.
>>41425933How about presenting some hard choices based on the existing writeins then? Some vague directions you're sensing that can then be voted on exclusively?
>>41425896i like it it kinda pings with his lawful stupid
>>41425888Ill vote for this.
>>41425933So far I'm getting>re-iterate jasmine and karin being free>chastise him for being so murder-happythis good?Lostboy, if you're still awake, or reading through the archive, i'm gonna want some greentext of this guy in the same style you did bregnest at some point, message me for details
>>41425878I second this
>>41425949>Re-iterate Jasmine and Karin being free>Chastise him for being so murder-happy>Ask him what wrongs we have done to deserve death
>>41425949>Re-iterate Jasmine and Karin being free>Chastise him for being so murder-happy>Ask him what wrongs we have done to deserve deathI suppose giving him STORYTIEM can wait until we force him into submission.
>>41425975>>41425995writin for this then.
>>41425843>>41425856>>41425866use these as well?>y/n
>>41426039>Y>>41425866>>41425856>>41425843Use them in this order.
>>41425843>>41425856>>41425866this order or>>41425866>>41425856>>41425843this order>first>second
>>41426089>SecondOh god.. I am weak. I must sleep.
>>41426089Second(You cannot understand how happy i am my write in was noticed)
>>41426059>>41426110>>41426113second it is, Back to writing!
>>41425810Your eyes narrow as you stare at the posturing buffoon, you can feel the anger building inside you at this silver-armored simpleton, this mindless sheep who is content to simply take the word of the lady as gospel without question. Your teeth grind, the beast must be able to sense your anger, as he hops from your lap onto the arm rest of the throne, looking on with amusement"A warrior left to rot because he found the unwholesome truth" it comes out in a whisper, the anger inside you slowly building into a white-hot rage, you speak again, voice slightly louder, leaning forward "Innocents the lady abandoned!" You come to your feet, face twisted in anger as you stare down at the paladin "INNOCENTS THE LADY CONDEMNED TO DIE!" you yell.You slump back down into the throne, staring at the paladin, saying in a weary voice, "Jasmine, Karin, you are free to go where you please. Tell me my faithful friend, are you so ignorant as to completely ignore what I wish to say to you? Are you so quick with your blade as to immediately cast down all who dare be of a different opinion than yourself? Foolish of you. Very foolish. Listening to other accounts and truly thinking about them is the key to growth, after all."The paladin's face is livid, and he stares at you, hand-tightening around his sword. For a brief instance, you think you can see a flicker of doubt in his eyes, then they begin to glow a soft golden with the tell-tale sign of the aura-seeing magic the lady grants to her paladins, before they once again grow hard."Foul demon! FOUL DEMON! How DARE you try and trick me with your poisoned tongue! My eyes see the truth! And I see that your heart is nothing more than a twisted mass of evil! Stand and face me child of hell! So that your soul may be cleansed!"Of course, that magic again. Hmm. speaking of which, you never did check exactly what that one spell you used did to your chest, you should remember to do that later.>wat say/do
>>41426243Of course my heart shows itself to be evil, with eyes grated by your lady. I am only considered evil because i disagreed with her, and so she shows you her 'proof' of my evil. You should always listen to your own mind and heart, not rely someone else's parlor tricks to show you what truth is. I for one wish you no ill will, nor do i slaughter aimlessly. I am a truly good man, for i cast aside petty lies and seek to being truth to the world, is that so evil?
>>41426301 'Granted' Damn typos.
>>41426243"If i was as evil as you claim would i not surely strike you down where you stand? all i have done so far is talk, and that is all i will do"
>>41426243"Prepare to go to the afterlife you poor fool" while saying this you ready your weapon.
>>41426243"No."*Insert paladin's confusion*"I will not fight you. You will come up here, and kill me mercilessly without remorse, or you will stand down. If you *truly* see the truth, then you must realize that something is not right.""Now, make a choice. Otherwise, you waste your time, and more importantly, mine."
>>41426301 I vote for this
>>41426362>>41426314These too.>>41426362Only if he insists on fighting. Make him murder you.
I rather not get killed>>41426362
>>41426362Remember that MC hates the Lady and the paladin isn't budging .
>>41426454 It's a last resort to break his will and convince the paladin he is nothing more than an assassin, albeit a brainwashed and self righteous one, an unholy murderer. It's to make him doubt his mission.
>>41426243>>41426314I can't think of anything better right now. This.>>41426362That seems like one of those choices that ends in death.
>>41426488Maybe. If we get a hint from Eclipse that it is a bad idea then i will drop my vote, for now it seems as though it would be a powerful tool to break him into believing that he is not the good one here. (Which he is, the smug bastard.)Too bad we don't have a spell that senses intent, if we did we could just sit there and wait for him to make a move, and if we sensed strong hesitation we just sit still.
>>41426488>>41426454>>41426443What >>41426479 said. He wants a fight? Then let him be the barbarian he is.He is beneath us if he is.I am, however, not expecting us to just roll over and die. He takes a swing, just avoid it, and such.I do agree with >>41426526 as well, though. I just wanted to make a dramatic speech for the sake of it, but if that would go badly, I'd rather I get ignored.
eclipse here errythin crashed might have virus postin frm xbox sum1 needs 2 archive the thread
>>41426657Is this for real?Are you really Eclipse?
I managed to get firefox working but I'm not sure how stable it is, I'm going to have to end it here for tonight so I can let the computer cool off, I'm REALLY sorry guys, but the whole thing just fucking died around my ears, I managed to get it back up but I'm seeing graphical errors everywhere and I don't know how long it'll work for, someone needs to archive the thread
WAIT! WAIT I THINK I GOT IT BACK UP! THE THREAD MIGHT NOT BE CANCELLED!
>>41426696HAHA! YES!ECLIPSE AND BASED COMP COMING THROUGH FOR THE WIN!
Okay, it seems like everything's working again. Jesus that scared the piss outta me, I thought my computer was fucked. Gimme a second to read the backlog so I can start writing
>>41426362The guy looks pretty dead-set on putting his sword through your skull
>>41426719I still don't want to die
>>41426362>>41426526>>41426570I'm just gonna come out and say it, the guy's a bit to dense for this to really do anything, there WILL be paladins this sort of thing will work on, but this guy is kinda the typical "smite first ask questions never" dude.On a side-note, computer seems to be running stable now. Thread will continue, but if I disappear someone needs to archive it
>>41426719Okay, then>>41426301>>41426314And say >>41426362As a "Would you really strike me down if i were to just sit here, are you really that merciless?"
>>41426767This sound good?
>>41426775>>41426719>>41426755Damn. I was hoping that it might get to him. Ah well, a line to be used another day.But, yeah, supporting >>41426767 in light of news.
>>41426767>>41426802writin for this then. This is probably gonna be the last post of the night, then we'll dive into the paladin-fighting action tomorrow, sorry guys but after that shit I kinda don't want to push my computer anymore than I have to.
>>41426243You sigh, slowly standing to your feet. "Of course my heart shows itself to be evil, with eyes grated by your lady. I am only considered evil because i disagreed with her, and so she shows you her 'proof' of my evil. You should always listen to your own mind and heart, not rely someone else's parlor tricks to show you what truth is. I for one wish you no ill will, nor do i slaughter aimlessly. I am a truly good man, for i cast aside petty lies and seek to being truth to the world, is that so evil? If i was as evil as you claim would i not surely strike you down where you stand? All i have done so far is talk, and that is all I would rather do. But I see you are deaf to my words." You reach down next to the throne, grabbing your axe from where it sat, propped against the armrest. "If you are so desperate to be the hero, than I shall play the roll of your villain. Prepare yourself paladin, I will not surrender my heart and mind so easily as you."You channel slight power into your gauntlet, and discover that a new shape fills your mind. This must be what you unlocked when playing with the castle heart. The liquid metal rushs forth from your glove, running up your arm, covering your body. You feel the power running through you quicken, as the great fire in front of you and the torches on the walls dim, sending the shadows dancing like laughing demons as you loom upwards, the paladin seeming to grow smaller and shrink back, a bit of his bluster taken away as the faint holy light around him flutters and goes out "Well then paladin. The villain awaits.">Thank you for reading blackguard quest ladies and gentlemen! I hope today's thread was at least partly to your liking, due to my computer being an unreliable hunk of metal, I'm going to have to end it here, and return with paladin-thwarting funtimes tomorrow. See you then folks!
>>41426917Awesome. Paladin is gonna learn the meaning of power the hard way. The rekt way. When tomorrow will you run BGQ? (Estimated time)By the way thanks for running Eclipse!
I hope you guys felt the bit of dialogue I worked in fit with the rest of it>>41426943estimated time anywhere from 12:00 to 1:00 UTC, but I might run as early as 11:00 if I wake up. And this broken piece of shit still works.
>>41426917Thanks for running. I'm off to collapse.
>>41426954For reference, it's 3:19 AM here right now. It's a bit of an early stop for me, but I don't know if the computer can handle more
>>41426962 Apologies about the anon that decided to rage in the thread description instead of doing something proper.
>>41426962So what exactly is happening with you computer anyway? Is it just a pile of shit components or is your cooling ineffective... or What. If I know more I can offer tech support for any software issues and possible cheap hardware fixes.
>>41427103Huh? You talkin bout the archive?>>41427125I have no fuckin clue. Everything just suddenly went non-responsive
>>41427130Ah. Eh, sorta true I suppose. Least he got the tags right. Sides, I don't know how to fix it.
>>41427130Have the crash log if so attach?
>>41427156Also run speedfan to check system cooling
>>41427146The fuck are bleach and lawful retard? Those other quests? Also, why has this suddenly become a thing people do? I never noticed it being a thing until recently, and now it's cropping up everywhere.>>41427156nope.
>>41427171Bleach is an anime with a head like a brick that is all MUH FRIENDS but is real honorable and good, but really it's just this is just another way for him to say 'Lawful retard'.Lawful retard is another way to say Lawful stupid, which is pretty much just a mean way to say "Lawful good poorly role played." In any case it's just an angry anon going WAAAAAAAAH and should be largely ignored because either he didn't get his way or he was mad that you were about to quit so he just 'Misarchived' as the term is called to 'punish' you, and fucked up your description.At least he didn't change the name and give false tags so the fucking thing couldn't be found by archive bingers in the future.
>>41427441*A protagonist with a head like a brick.1. I need to proof read from now on that's three fucking posts in this thread i fucked up.2. Bleach is still a good anime some people just get mad at ichigo for his very typical Shonen approach to things.
>>41427458I thought he was referin to a bleach quest. i HAVE seen bleach
>>41427511Ah. Well there is no specific reference to a bleach quest that i can see. Have you read any of the bleach quests? I have only ever read improvaizen, but damn is it good.
>>41427575I'm more of a sihnigami savant guy. never read improvaizen. SS kicks ass though, check it out if you're a fan of the anime
>>41427605Sure, but DO read improvaizen, i cannot recommend it highly enough. It starts good and gets great. I HAVE SEEN THE ZANGETSU GHOST, YOU... YOU....!
...okay the NEET fell asleep outside my room. I gotta drag her ass halfway across the fuckin building now. Ah well. Least she's hot.>>41427673I see you're finally going back and reading it eh? Tell me, what do ya think of that sequence? I've been talking to lostboy, and apparently that guys getting several greentexts.
>>41427707Well so far i like what you did, and i like how we bullshitted you with rolls... again. Improvaizen fanboy here, do read it. (If you feel bad that the rolls are always so good here then you will pity taman (aizen qm) I feel you are vastly exaggerating your encounter with any NEET, if there ever was one.
>>41427707Do read Improvaizen .Also you will have to balance your thread and going of Guides thread today.
>>41426917>You sigh, slowly standing to your feet. "Of course my heart shows itself to be evil, with eyes grated by your lady.>my heart shows itself to be evil, with eyes grated by your lady.>eyes grated by your lady.>eyes grated>GRATED, AS IN SHREDDED BY A GRATER.Holy shit the typo made it in kek.