Last time, on Feral Necromancer Quest: You gave the kobolds shelter in the tunnels under your hold. Being as they are subservient creatures just saved from a thousand years of slavery you thought it might be best to allow them to serve you directly than to leave them to fend for themselves. You spoke to Necorax, the dragon necromancer bound to your helm, and learned more about dragons, immortality and the world before the fall. Soon thereafter you were interrupted by Spot, your Gnoll ally who had fled to your lands with his entire pack at his heel. He claimed that a large human force was advancing towards you and your allies and after quickly confirming the threat you began preparations for defense. You sent the elves out to parlay with your allies, and both the elves and dwarves came to your hold to join forces. You devised a combat strategy focused on magic and guerrilla warfare, and made your best effort to break the will of your attackers through magic and stealthy assassinations. At dawn their forces arrived. Wet, miserable and somewhat afraid, they nonetheless were all armed with metal weapons and led by a man in steel plate with a great sword. They are attacking you in the name of Pern, the god of Sun and enemy of all necromancers.The CastVlad Tepish: You, a necromancer and shaman of great skill on a quest for immortality. Your constant and insistent attempts at diplomacy with the neighboring tribes has made you a well-respected force in the area.Bathory: Your lover and companion, brought back to life into an alchemical body. She is pregnant with your child. A skilled diplomat in her own right she brings stability and counsel to your company.Lathrien: Your apprentice and the first vampire, he is getting better at controlling his new powers, which are substantial. The first to gain immortality among your party, he is stronger, faster and more charming than ever before.(cont.)
Melandie: A huntress, a berserker, an elf. She is quick to anger and her rage is terrible, but she has learned to control her emotions better recently. The runeblade she wields still impacts her emotions, but it is unlikely to break her mind or kill her any longer.Korg: Your orcish blackguard, he is bound to your will. He wields a great hammer and cares for few things more than to use it in battle. A creature of simple pleasures and sins he is a destructive force on the battlefield and a cunning creature in planning.Halivean: Known to you as Hal, he is your desert elf blackguard. Fanatically loyal to you and with some basic skill in necromancy and tactics he is a vital lieutenant to your forces. His agility is exceptional and his skill with a blade and bow is significant, but where he shines is leading undead into battle.Karist: Dwarven runesmith and elder.Spot: Gnoll rogue and boss.Vlad the Kobold: Kobold leader.Amythrien: Elven craftsman and elder.Sheila: Human elder from your village.Housekeeping Suptg archive of the quest: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=DeadQMTwitter where the quest updates usually happen: @DeadQMhttp://pastebin.com/vBRyBWfK Mechanics and Character Sheet Economy: You have 1kg of gold.Your minions:2 Orcish pyromancers, 1 Orcish Blackguard, 46 zombies of orcs and elves, 20 dire wolf mounts and 5 phantasms. You have enough undead giant spiders to allow your entire army to fight mounted and still have more left over to use as shock troops. You control 120/180 minions.Your Holdings: A Human Village, An Elven Temple with a tower, A well-hidden and fortified cave.Diplomacy: Human Tribes (Neutral); Dwarves (Revered, Open Trade); Forest Elves (Allies, Open Trade), Desert Elves (Unknown), Gnolls (Allies), Golems (ACCEPTABLE), Drow (Dead)Goals: Achieve Immortality, Provide a good life for Bathory and the child.Immortality option currently locked in: Draconic Magic.(cont)
You have been prepared for this for a long time now. This is not a sneak attack, like the one by the drow, which lead to the death of the previous elven elder. This is not a spiritual attack, like the one by the spider-queen that caught you by surprise. This is an attack of men in their hundreds. There is a full thousand of them at least and they intend to break you with sheer numbers and brutality. You have sent ahead for your allies, and the were-bears and golems have not arrived yet. They might be coming. Your mages are ready and well rested, as you managed to force the humans to break camp for the night with your magic. Your scouts and assassins are exhausted from last night's raids, they have clearly done good work. There is still religious zeal in the eyes of the warriors, but not as much of the absolute conviction you saw when you scouted them last yourself. You see their leader clearly. He is a giant of a man clad from head to toe in heavy plate. But a few years ago simply seeing so much metal would have filled you with awe, but now you only fear the protection and technological advancement it represents. There also seem to be a few of the Sun God's priests among the ranks of the human forces. They chant their prayers, ancient and stripped of their old meanings, now they are as drums of war for the forces gathered around your hold. >Barricade yourself and the living forces inside the hold. Stall them with your undead and wait for reinforcements or an opening. >Try to magically sucker-punch the leader before he joins battle. You might be able to hurt them severely, but all rules of honourable combat would likely go out the window at that point. >Ride out with your undead troops into open battle. You had planned for a more cautious strategy, but it will pay to surprise them on the first day of the siege. >Ride out alone and talk to the armored figure. >Other
>>43280059>Ride out with your undead troops into open battle. You had planned for a more cautious strategy, but it will pay to surprise them on the first day of the siege. do a quick pass with your cavalry then go back to base and make sure your rituals are prepared
So it begins
>>43280059>Descend upon them with our giant hornet>Point at the shiny man"Cut it out!"
>>43280059>Ride out with your undead troops into open battle. You had planned for a more cautious strategy, but it will pay to surprise them on the first day of the siege.Try to diplomacer them. If not Pern, then his army. Give them one last offer to turn back, and leave these people alone, before the cleansing begins.Also let's try and determine if Pern just posessed some poor bolke's body, because if so, then he is way more rotten than us.
>>43280059>Ride out with your undead troops into open battle. You had planned for a more cautious strategy, but it will pay to surprise them on the first day of the siege.
>>43280059Did we make treants yet? Those seem like the best thing to make before doing any engaging. The other undead we can raise on the battlefield, but these need preparations.I’d suggest riding out with the maximum of treants we can gather. If need be, we can send those on a suicide attack while we retreat and re-raise our army.
If we ride out with our undead, then use Illusions to make them look twice as numerous!
>>43280275No, those take time. and i think the take up controll slots we don't have yet. It's unadvisable to use them now.We should do it later during the siege. Sneak out in some animal form, then summon up some treansts, and get them from behind
>>43280059>>Barricade yourself and the living forces inside the hold. Stall them with your undead and wait for reinforcements or an opening.Go in to a trance and focus on whittling down their numbers. We have Desecrate Land on right? And raising as soon as we lose.
>>43280059>>Ride out with your undead troops into open battle. You had planned for a more cautious strategy, but it will pay to surprise them on the first day of the siege.Let's raise some treants!
>>43280275>>43280328id like to see this, except I think it would be better to have the treants just act like normal trees until they're behind the enemy army and then we can crush them in between dead and treants
>>43280059This>>43280275They are heavy hitters that we need atm, we can stall the army with our undead and totems.
>>43279809>You control 120/180 minions.I thought we filled up our minions? If not I change the plan to making as many trents as possible. Especially as we lose members, till we have 5 active and send them out to wreck shit on the enemy.
>>43280373This is genious. We could even act as bait.it would be perfect if the golems and the bears would arrive at the same time, and we could get the disarrayed army from three sides, AND with suprise.
>>43280328They should be made now for exactly the reasons you have listed: They take time and slots. This is the only time we can actually use to summon them because the enemy is going to sleep. Also, our undead army is currently in a safe position, so we can easily put the to a temporary rest again and take the up again later.We cannot do this later because it will take half an hour to raise them, which we likely cannot do without being spotted and attacked later.
>>43279702If we have infused a tree with our power once, but don’t make them a treant yet, or let go of them again, could we retake them later without needing a full minute?
>>43280415I was under the impression that they just arrived, and not asleep at all.All I am saying that we should do the summonings out of sight, where we aren't vulnerable to Pern.I think our biggest issue here that we have no idea what Pern is capable of.
>>Ride out with your undead troops into open battle. You had planned for a more cautious strategy, but it will pay to surprise them on the first day of the siege.on the note of the undead troops, can we start imbuing them with elements before we ride out or would that take too much time?it would be great if we could imbue them with something showy for that psychological edge
>>43280387You filled up minions, then halved the cost of all animal minions with shamanism level-up, freeing up 60 slots. Going with a ride-out for now. Roll 1d20+5 tactics DC 18 to not lose badly DC 21 to cause any significant damage DC 25 to cause permanent disruption in their ranks.
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43280498Waaaaaaaaaagggghhhh
>>43280468Like all the other spirits so far probably near to nothing away from his loci of power (eg, temple, statue, maybe priest) We pissed off the god of necromancy who was said to be of similar power and all he managed to do was send us bad dreams.I wouldn’t recommend standing in sunlight for long, but other than that I don’t think we have to fear any direct intervention by Pern.
Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43280498Time for me to get rekt.
Rolled 5 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43280498ffffffuuuuuu
Rolled 5 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43280498Can we at least top off our minions with something before? Like upgrading some minions or making treants? It seems so… useless to go out at less than full strength.
>>43280534While some of it is true, that was mostly because we convinced the said god that not killing us in his best interests, so he tried to break us slowly instead>>43280557>My gentleman of cocoa complexion
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43280498
>>43280578this, with a preference on treants
>>43280586>>My gentleman of cocoa complexion>tfw I said that very thing in another thread not too long agokek
>>43280669Yes, I was dying of laughter for ten minutes You are amazing anon. Sorry for stealing your stuff
21! Extra Successful!The day starts with a stalemate. The human forces do not want to charge. They are hoping for a lengthy, comfortable siege. They are hoping to starve you out, and even seeing you relatively unprotected and out in the open they do not get orders to advance. You stand up and look at them and for a long moment nobody seems to know what to do. Men rarely wish to kill other men, even if they believe their cause is just. So you use that to your advantage. While the forces of Pern are standing in formation, waiting for you to act first, or preferably not at all you channel your magic. You cast out a massive concentration of necromantic energy, focusing on some trees behind them. 'He is casting. The warlock is casting!' the steel-clad man shouts. But he delayed long enough that your spell is done. They do not need to know that, of course. The human horde charges. And the rumble of their footsteps sounds like thunder and you feel the earth shiver under their feet. You mount up and ride out. Your dead are expendable, so you form them up all around you. You charge among a hundred giant spiders and fifty assorted zombies and skeletons atop them. Yours is a much smaller force than the one you are charging, but a much more mobile one. You make sure to not actually break their charge, or their lines, instead riding up to their flank and inflicting casualties, again and again. Finally, they seem to have surrounded you, when screams of terror come from their rear-guard. Your treants have awoken and they seem unstoppable, crushing men with their huge trunk-like arms and stepping on them with their rooted feet. There is only six of them, and it took you as much energy to empower six treants as it would have to raise a forest-full of beasts, but no amount of beasts would inspire such terror as the six great treants do in their rear. Using the terror to your advantage you break through their lines, and reach your treants. (cont)
>>43280832You are behind enemy lines. What undead you lost, you brought back either from the fallen humans or from the bodies of your fallen that were not completely destroyed. You lost a few spiders, and cannot replace them, but you certainly have done significant damage on your first sortie, killing dozens of men outright. Your hold was surrounded, and not wanting to see how you'd measure up against the Palading of Pern on your first sortie you charged a section of their forces far away from their leader. That said, some time has passed, and you are sure he is approaching you. Uncertain of what powers the Sun God might have bestowed upon him or his followers, you do not know how wise it would be to stay here any longer. On the other hand, the human forces are in a disarray and you have only started the slaughter. >Pern is the enemy of all undead, and surely it knows how to best fight them. You have been lucky so far not to get hard-countered. Retreat back to your hold in the confusion. >If so, leave your treants behind to wreak havoc until they are destroyed Y/N>This opportunity is too great to pass up. You might win the battle before it has truly begun. Slaughter the terrified humans.>You are behind the lines and they want you more than they want any of your allies. Flee into the forest and hope they follow you. It will be easier to deal with them from hiding. >Press your advantage and your luck. Call all of the reinforcements available to you and try to win the battle right here and right now. >Other
>>43280925>>Pern is the enemy of all undead, and surely it knows how to best fight them. You have been lucky so far not to get hard-countered. Retreat back to your hold in the confusion.>Y
>>43280925>Pern is the enemy of all undead, and surely it knows how to best fight them. You have been lucky so far not to get hard-countered. Retreat back to your hold in the confusion. leave 2 treants back to cover our escapesave the rest for a later date
>>43280925>>Pern is the enemy of all undead, and surely it knows how to best fight them. You have been lucky so far not to get hard-countered. Retreat back to your hold in the confusion. >>If so, leave your treants behind to wreak havoc until they are destroyedHave the half of them rethereat into the forest so they can be used later, and the other half cover their rethereat
>>43280925I’d like to sacrifice one treant to find out how he fights.>Fighting retreat. Look if you see the Paladin, send one treant to fight (and stall) him. Try to watch the fight from a distance before vanishing.
>>43280925How about we make a break for our hold while battering them with our new fancy shaman elemental blast which would probably be much harder for them to counter?
>>43281002That's good, we need to see what he can do.>>43281013I am afraid that our allies might take it the wrong way, thinking that we are trying to save our skin. We left them with a rather low morale.We can still mess up the elements later
>More or less a fighting retreat. 1d20+5 DC 15 tactics. Crit fail to put Vlad in personal danger.
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43281067
Rolled 19 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43281067Letr's play catch
Rolled 8 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43281067
Rolled 16 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>43280925>>Pern is the enemy of all undead, and surely it knows how to best fight them. You have been lucky so far not to get hard-countered. Retreat back to your hold in the confusion.>YFocus on the enemy Priests.>>43281067
>>43281082>>43281067Danger is Vlad's cousin's friend's dog's child's middle name.
>>43281063Why? They are in the hold right now arent they?
>>43281063yeah like >>43281128is saying i dont see why this would be a problem at all
>>43281082>>43281093lets play catch with the priests, take out that divine encouragement
24! Great Success! You've done what you came here to do. You have two of your treants simply go to town to cover your retreat and have the remaining four get out of sight and act as tree-like as possible to be used as reserve when they are most needed. You make fighting retreat and injure or kill people with wild swings of your sword. You have used it a lot, but you never really got the hang of it any more than chopping them with the choppy bit. From your mounted position that is all that is needed. You feel a slight mental pull. Then you hear'WOOOOOOO!' From behind you and you turn. Korg, your orcish blackguard has grabbed onto the 'hand' of one of the treants that you left behind. As the treant swings the hand, seemingly unaware of the additional weight of the large orc, Korg uses the extra reach and momentum to... an efficient degree. That is to say, anything he hits with his head-sized warhammer will not be fit to be raised as undead. You stare in morbid fascination for a few seconds (and a few kills) before you force the bound blackguard to come to you. You actually have to force him to obey magically. You consider leaving him behind for a moment, but he is too valuable to simply discard. The spectacle behind you is more than sufficient diversion for you and your minions to return to your hold. To little surprise you find that the humans do not do anything to follow you. They simply stand there, or at least their front-lines do. You are certain that behind them there is some sort of a rest rotation being set up right now. You enter your hold. >Magic. Now. Wipe out as many of them as you can. >Talk to one or more of your allies (whom?)>Most of the enemy force has not seen you without your armour and distinctive helmet. Dress up as one of them and try to infiltrate their forces. This whole assault has been very strange. (cont)
>>43281128>>43281161Well if I wouldn't know any better, then being left in a besieged fortress of my ally who is the cause of this whole mess, being surrounded by the largest army I've ever seen, who only hunt me because of him, and seeing the guy running away from the siege, would really upset me.Especially since he himself said that not all of us going to survive this anyways.That's what I am thinking, but i could be wrong. Feel free to vote against me.
>>43281271>That last idea is insane. However, there is something rotten in the tribes of men. Turn into something small or flying and try to find the humans that reportedly fled ahead of the combat force. >You have shown that you will not be easy to fight. Go out there and talk. Try to find out what is going on directly from the source.>Other
>>43281271>>43281303>You have shown that you will not be easy to fight. Go out there and talk. Try to find out what is going on directly from the source.I'd like to avoid slaughtering all the humans if possible, or at least understand things betterDon't forget to compliment Korg for his awesome maneuver.
>>43281303>>That last idea is insane. However, there is something rotten in the tribes of men. Turn into something small or flying and try to find the humans that reportedly fled ahead of the combat force.Have our mage's start brewing up a ritual circle, something that can empower magic cast within it (hopefully we'll be able to use our Shamanism or necromancy within it to affect the whole force)
>>43281271>>Magic. Now. Wipe out as many of them as you can.raise any missing slots more havoc. and destruction. Focus on killing the enemy Priests.
>>43281303>You have shown that you will not be easy to fight. Go out there and talk. Try to find out what is going on directly from the source.
>>43281271Can we hit them on a spiritual level? We need to block them for them their power?
>>43281303>Magic. Now. Wipe out as many of them as you can. How about we use our plague-magic? Can we cast some kind of that spell that doesn't actually harm the enemies but lowers their resistance against our other magics?otherwise, >That last idea is insane. However, there is something rotten in the tribes of men. Turn into something small or flying and try to find the humans that reportedly fled ahead of the combat force.
>>43281348I think with two more good engagements they should be willing to surrender. They still out number us severely so reducing that number and destroying their moral should be a priority if we want to talk to the enemy into surrendering of any kind.
>>43281342>>43281303I agree with this anon's line of thinking.Seconding this suggestion.
>>43281271>Magic. Now. Wipe out as many of them as you can.If we do use magic we should use the elemental big bang attack since its not necromancy.
Rolled 14 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>magic Roll 1d20+13 DC= My roll. Of course me rolling against you means something.
Rolled 9 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43281421
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43281421
Rolled 20 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43281421Now the critfails!
>>43281277>and seeing the guy running away from the siege, would really upset me.hes retreating back to base, not away from>ally who is the cause of this whole messas was said in the previous thread these guys were a threat to all of them, if they were willing to attack them just because they had a trading relationship with vlad it was only a matter of time before they just wiped them out anywaysalso these humans have had a habit of attacking the allies before they knew about their alliance with Vladand that anon's idea was to use the elements to attack the humans while vlad retreated back to basewhats the problem here?
>>43281442I like you.
>>43281442ANON YOU GLORIOUS VAGINA
>>43281442Get in there boyo
>>43281442Indeed it's time>>43281459>hes retreating back to base, not away fromHold up, I thought we are debating why Vlad shouldn't (have) just rethreat into the woods to do guerilla warefare without warning the others first?
>>43281459anon, the problem here was that that option was to run AWAY from the base to try to get the army to follow AWAY from the hold
>>43281511>>43281524>How about we make a break for our holdthat is what the anon posted here>>43281013at the time the vote was for either retreating back to base, making a fighting retreat, or GORILLA WARFAREcmon guys lets put some points in reading comprehension next time
>>43281559sorry anon, all our points are in shamanism, necromancy and diplomacy. We have to start spending points in reading comprehension.
>>43281590>>43281559Yeah, and now we'll dump it Dragonmancy. You can't stop us!
>>43281524No it wasn't. Learn to read negro.
>>43281442Investigator Vlad Sherlock is on the case.
>>43281600>>43281590I can try
Nat 20! Critical Success! Unfortunately as this roll was not linked to a skill you do not advance any skill with this roll. However your success is the best possible success as follows: Still stiff from all the last night's casting you do still know that the battle will be won by magic. You sit back down into your ritual meditative position and start casting. Immediately you feel a pressure that was not there before. Your first thought is that Pern himself is defending his faithful from the spirit realm, but you soon realize that the spiritual presence is merely similar to that of the God of Sun. Perhaps a working done by it, but not itself. You move into the Astral Realm with alarming alacrity and suckerpunch the impressive spirit-light construct by generating vast amounts of darkness. It is not at your mercy, but you have gotten the first hit in. You realize that it is very similar to your Tarantula-Hawk spirit, if perhaps somewhat more impressive. Now that you've hurt it, your own spiritual construct should be able to distract it enough that you can cast your magics without interruption. >You do not want it distracted- you want it dead. Try to destroy the construct. >Do so. Have your terrifying giant Tarantula-Hawk wasp battle this angelic creature and re-double your assaults on the army. >Other
>>43281421what was your roll for? magic immunity? or a counterattack or something?
>>43281648>>You do not want it distracted- you want it dead. Try to destroy the construct.
>>43281648>Do so. Have your terrifying giant Tarantula-Hawk wasp battle this angelic creature and re-double your assaults on the army.
>>43281648>otherHave tarantula-hawk distract it, and bind it to our willCome on, we took forest god's domain away from him and gave it back, we can take a spirit construct
>>43281648>Do so. Have your terrifying giant Tarantula-Hawk wasp battle this angelic creature and re-double your assaults on the army. >OtherCould we bolster the strength of our construct in some way? Do we have any buffs? If not could we simply pour more magic into out wasp?
>>43281648>You do not want it distracted- you want it dead. Try to destroy the construct.Ehh, try to check how deeply this creature is connected to the ground forces. I don't want everyone to drop dead as well once we kill this thing
>>43281648>You do not want it distracted- you want it dead. Try to destroy the construct.See how fucking great you big army is when it doesnt have a spirit protecting it from plagues.
>>43281648Oh shit>"Yeah, gonna fuck this lil necronigga up. Bout to stomp his ass into th - what the fu-">PAWWWWWWNCH!!Vlad, jobs on everything except punching the shit out of spirits.
>>43281648>>You do not want it distracted- you want it dead. Try to destroy the construct.And there we have our intermediete pupetmaster. Guns away. Send in the wasp too.The army might run if we take this sucker out.
>>43281648>>You do not want it distracted- you want it dead. Try to destroy the construct.we're teaming up to destroy this thing. then then our Tarantula-Hawk spirit will go full murder hobo on their forces.
>>43281729I like this could we hold down this spirit and have our Tarantula-Hawk spirit feast on its energy? Some how.
This is the sort of a fight you are well-versed in. And besides, using the construct to counter magic has given you an idea as to how to use the giant wasp in a more effective manner. You will fight this spirit yourself. And you soon realize that it was relying entirely on being unnoticed. It shrugs off all of your magical attacks, but when you move your spiritual body it is slow to react and can hardly take a punch. In retrospect, either the first attack damaged it much more severely than you thought, or the entire purpose of the construct was to drink magic. Perhaps it would have come back to bite you in the ass if you hadn't dealt with it early. Perhaps you just got real damn lucky. All in all it takes you less than ten minutes real-time to deal with the spirit, although you have to go through the typical rigmarole of a spirit battle- it transforms into a snake, you into a badger and so on, until you destroy it completely. Your had not really considered using spirits as counters to magic. You are sure you could do quite a few interesting things with the help of your terrifying and definitely not even a little bit adorable hell-wasp. >Imitate their tactics. Have the wasp defend you against any incoming magic. >Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often. >Use the wasp some other way (it cannot interfere with the physical world in any way)Then >Go right back to your castings. >Other choice from the previous post>Other
>>43281963>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often. >Go right back to your castings.
>>43281963>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often. >Use the wasp some other way (it cannot interfere with the physical world in any way)could the wasp cause their spells to fireback on the casters? like if one of their casters was casting fireball have it explode taking out the mage and humans near him?or if they're casting healing spells have them become corrupted in some way like instead of healing a cut, it makes the wound much larger?>>Go right back to your castings.
>>43281963>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often. >You have shown that you will not be easy to fight. Go out there and talk. Try to find out what is going on directly from the source.I mean, we definitely have the upper hand in magic now
>>43281963>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often. >OtherStand on the battlements/somwhere up high so that they could see you but you'd be able to get out of the way in case arows/magic and speak to them.>"Envoy of your god has abandoned you, fleeing from my wrath. Your blessings are gone, only my curses remain. Shall you throw away your lives here, for a purpose you do not believe in or shall you live another day?'
>>43281963>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often.On calling, concentrate on the paladin, but not before>Most of the enemy force has not seen you without your armour and distinctive helmet. Dress up as one of them and try to infiltrate their forces. This whole assault has been very strange.
>>43281963>>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often.>Go right back to your castings.
>>43281963>Have the wasp interfere with their casting to tire them out and cause mis-fire more often.>Go right back to your castings.
Something is fishy here, we should learn if these people serve Pern out of their free will at all.
>More messing around with the elements. You have an absolute control over the spirits of the land and you could do serious damage with shamanism. >Focus on necromantic spells- plagues, curses, fear and terror. >Use what little illusion you know >Use other schools of magicAlso >Coordinate with other mages before you start y/n
>>43282139>More messing around with the elements. You have an absolute control over the spirits of the land and you could do serious damage with shamanism. >Y
>>43282129Probably. Humans are dicks.
>>43282139>>More messing around with the elements. You have an absolute control over the spirits of the land and you could do serious damage with shamanism. >>Focus on necromantic spells- plagues, curses, fear and terror>Y
>>43282139>>More messing around with the elements. You have an absolute control over the spirits of the land and you could do serious damage with shamanism.
>>43282139>>More messing around with the elements. You have an absolute control over the spirits of the land and you could do serious damage with shamanism.>Y
>>43282139>Focus on necromantic spells- plagues, curses, fear and terror.Try to be non-lethal if possible.
>>43282139>More messing around with the elements. You have an absolute control over the spirits of the land and you could do serious damage with shamanism.>Coordinate with other mages before you start y
You reach out to your elven allies and the gnoll pyromancer. She might be panting or smiling, and is most certainly deep in conversation with the spirit bound to the staff you've given to her. Powerful as they are, none of them are ritualists, so you simply leave them at windows and have them blast anyone that comes near as you cast your own magics. You focus on becoming one with your land. It is a ritual complex far beyond anything else you have done. Each little spirit of the land you find and bind. And then you awaken. For the first time in your life you are awed into silence. It is as if you see through a thousand thousand eyes, except not all of the creatures you are controlling right now have eyes as such. You feel the vibrations under the feet of the soldiers through the spirits of the earth. You hear their breath through the spirits of the air. You see their reflections on the spirits of rain and water. And other, darker things. Spirits you did not know to be here. Spirits, you realize, you have unwittingly created by changing the land so much and using so much of your magic. Spirits of the dead, bound to your land. These are not the remnants of the desecration spell, rather they are a by-product of all of the necromancy you've been doing. Simple folk might call them ghosts, and you realize that there is no better name for such spirits, and you decide to stick with the name. >All out assault. Shake the earth, call down thunder and lightning, make the wind blow and bite and the ghosts of the dead to torment the living. >Focus one or more specific types of spirits to assault.>Other.
>>43282484>All out assault. Shake the earth, call down thunder and lightning, make the wind blow and bite and the ghosts of the dead to torment the living. BLOOD AND THUNDER, FAM
>>43282484>Focus one or more specific types of spirits to assault.Call forth the Dark Spirits to assult this army.
>>43282484>>All out assault. Shake the earth, call down thunder and lightning, make the wind blow and bite and the ghosts of the dead to torment the living.
>>43282484>Focus one or more specific types of spirits to assault.i'd say thunder.Remember that too much magic caused an apocalipse once? We shouldn't go all out, and leave permanent damage on OUR lands
>>43282484>All out assault. Shake the earth, call down thunder and lightning, make the wind blow and bite and the ghosts of the dead to torment the living. this to good to pass up
>>43282484>>Focus one or more specific types of spirits to assault.Maximum ghost, make them scream that the invaders killed themPsychological warfare yo
>>43282484>All out assault. Shake the earth, call down thunder and lightning, make the wind blow and bite and the ghosts of the dead to torment the living.Came to the wrong neighborhood motherfuckers.>>43282541Too much magic was everyone and their mums being a fucking top level wizard going ham not one guy in the area of a big field.
As cool as going all out would be, >>43282541 has a point.Go for either Ghost for mooks or Lightning for paladin.
>>43282537>>43282547They would probably be most resistant to ghosts.
>>43282579Friendly reminder we brought down a mountain with significantly less magic power than we command now.
All out assault Roll for effect 1d20+13 DC 14 for mass destruction.
Rolled 9 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43282625
Rolled 4 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43282588>>43282541>>43282623Who cares>>43282625
Rolled 15 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43282625
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43282625So does that mean we can't critfail? Since a nat 1 would still meet the DC?>inb4 I nat 1
Rolled 18 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43282625
>>43282623A hollowed out mountain. I dont think one guy is going to cause another apocalypse with one attack.
Rolled 15 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43282625White whale
>>43282664>expansive cave system =/= hollowStill would have rather not reduced the surrounding land to be worthless by going all out.Now we have to waste time fixing it.
>>43282728Consider that if we can smash it all with the power of spirits we can use the same power to put it back together just as fast.
>>43282768Because building and fixing things takes longer than destroying them.I find a lack of consequences cheapens any action taken.Not like it matters, though, everything is proceeding apace now.
Well GG guyse we nuked our lands and perhaps our neighbors.
>>43282652Derp, meant to say DC 15. Irrelevant, since 28! Terrifying success!The first crash of the elemental forces makes such an explosion of force that no one, not even you quite realizes what just happened. The wails of the dead, the crash of thunder and lightning and the eruptions of stone, gas and fire from beneath the earth combine into a terrifying crashing wail of sound. Such is the fury of the elements that you have to focus hard not to destroy your own hold and the human village not far from your lands. Then the sound does not stop, and neither does the destruction. >You are effectively deafened for the duration of the spell. Probably so is everyone else within a two mile radius. An elven mage shouts something at you, but you are too deeply connected to the spirits to even notice their shouts. You feel ground swallow ten, twenty, fifty men. You feel the hearts of men stop from sheer terror. Lightning strikes the metal weapons of many a warrior. And not a one of them seems to know what to do. And you see, reflected in rain, the unit around the paladin start charging at you even through the insane destruction. There is no way any of them can hear any orders- hell, it is likely that they are permanently deafened. So their leader charges, and some hundred men follow him without hesitation. Ground collapses under their feet and some fall through it and still they keep coming. Inspired by sheer terror and the charge of their leader the rest of the forces advance on your position. They know their lives are forfeit if they do not kill you and soon. All in all, you have been keeping up the elemental assault for around twenty seconds. Two hundred and thirty two of your enemy are dead.>You have all but broken this land already. Use more conventional warfare from now on.>You can find a new place to live. You cannot risk any of your living allies dying. Break the land to kill them all.>Slow down, but keep with the elemental assault.
>>43282821Consider that we aren't actually throwing lightning or breaking the land, we are making the land lash out. Its not a bomb, we are controlling a huge monster and when we are done we tell it to go back to sleep.The lack consequences because this power was something that we had to struggle and fight and study to get so it is appropriately powerful. And it happens to be a magic about controlling the land, not blowing it up.
>>43282895>You have all but broken this land already. Use more conventional warfare from now on.
>>43282895>Slow down, but keep with the elemental assault.
>>43282895>You can find a new place to live. You cannot risk any of your living allies dying. Break the land to kill them all.but focus on the paladin and his unitfuck it. our goal is immortality, we can find a better base within the timespan of eternity,
>>43282895>You have all but broken this land already. Use more conventional warfare from now on.And by conventional warfare I mean death magic.
>>43282895>You have all but broken this land already. Use more conventional warfare from now on.I told you so.
>>43282895Guys, what if we paralyze the Pernladin with our draconic gaze?The soldiers are only following the guy, if he stops dead in his tracks, the rest will too.I'd just rather not completely fuck over our reputation as a relatively nice guy. Besides, we promised Bathory not to genocide people.
Well it was nice to be a good Necromancer.Curing the sick, helping the cripple, raising villages, being celebrated as a hero, fighting and becoming a legend yourself, having friends an loved ones, the concept of immortality, having so much of them that we could pick.Pity that's now it's all gone.
>>43282966We can put it back together.
>>43283010>>43282966LOOKS LIKE WE GOT OURSELVES SOME DRAFT DODGING, TREE HUGGING, PANSIES ON OUR HANDS, BOYS
>>43283010we'll just have to make sure we do not roll a nat 1 on a diplomacy check to assure our allies that we really are a nice person.we might want to leave that to Bathory though, as she isn't under Vlad's nat 1 curse
That is enough. The land will recover in time, and you needed to make your power known. Thinning their ranks was a significant bonus. It is time to switch to more conventional forms of warfare, by which you mean:>Raise all of their dead. You have no chance of controlling over two hundred and fifty extra zombies, but they should go berserk and attack anything living. >Ride out with your undead and your allies. >Barricade in and pick them off one by one from a defensive position>Disappear into the tunnels with your allies and attack from hiding>Try to talk down a charging army. Hey, you've done it before. Twice, actually.>Other
>>43283010Like we haven't ever killed tons of people before. We aren't making bodies for these shits either.
>>43283047>Raise all of their dead. You have no chance of controlling over two hundred and fifty extra zombies, but they should go berserk and attack anything living
>>43283047>Try to talk down a charging army. Hey, you've done it before. Twice, actually.Fuck it, it's worked before, it might work again with our ungodly diplomacy skill
>>43283047>Barricade in and pick them off one by one from a defensive positionPlay safe. No need to rush.
>>43283044HAHAHAHAHAHAHA fuck.>>43283047>>Raise all of their dead. You have no chance of controlling over two hundred and fifty extra zombies, but they should go berserk and attack anything living.
>>43283047>OtherSend out the last 4 treants to break their charge, raise undead, encircle and slaughter the paladin
>>43283047>>Barricade in and pick them off one by one from a defensive position
>>43283010Quit being such a melodramatic fuck.Literally EVERYONE around us knows -not- to fuck with Vlad, that way lies only death, Vlad is a great guy unless you try and fuck him and his over, he almost never starts shit by himself, everyone else does and get fucked as a result.This just reinforces the belief that not even a damn -army- will save you from him should you decide to start shit.Hell, if anything this just makes being Vlad's friend a better option.
>>43283129This, let people cry. The land will come back and we've been nothing but helpful to our friends and terrifying to our enemies. Imagine that when we become the most powerful dragon of all time.
>>43283047>Try to talk down a charging army. Hey, you've done it before. Twice, actually
>>43283129I can see a slight downside in having every other future world leader more than slightly scared of the man who single-handedly faced an army chosen by a god and basically painted the ground in their blood.On the other hand, those that do side with us might actually start acting like the backstabbing gnolls and NEVER FUCKING BETRAY US.
>>43283047>Raise all of their dead. You have no chance of controlling over two hundred and fifty extra zombies, but they should go berserk and attack anything living.
>>43283129Yesh it's not like everyone will try to avoid us like the Plague, because we aren't just dangerous to our enemies, but to our friends as well.It's not like every sentient life will move further away with 3 weeks of travel.It's not like everyone who tried to kill Vlad because "he is a necromancer" got justified today.
>>43283163Lot of brave and good men will die for something that could have been avoided. Families will lose fathers, sons, and their leader will be broken and disgraced by his failed crusade. Such is the price of war.
>>43283163>>43283199It's basically coming to the realization that the dude an apartment over was a special forces soldier.
Lurking so hard
>>43283221>People come to attack the dude that keeps to himself and is generally helpful to everyone around him when he can be with a fucking army>He then proceeds to turn the VERY ANGRY SPIRITS OF THE LAND with his SHAMANISM against them and completely fucking wrecks themHow does in any single fucking way validate people who have attacked Vlad? This is self fucking defense, and he isn't even -using- his Necromancy for this spell, this is Shamanism, the Necromancy+Shaminism is the Treants.Go be fucking retarded somewhere else.
>>43283221seriously, stop being a bitchyou're thinking about this like an hysteric woman>GUYS VLAD DESTROYED PEOPLE TRYING TO KILL HIM AND US! HE MUST BE EVIL!!are you retarded?
>>43283047>Try to talk down a charging army. Hey, you've done it before. Twice, actually.Let's do this guys. Diplomacy 7.
>>43283230A better metaphor would be coming to the realization that your neighbour the past few years has actually been Putin all along.
>>43283221You think blowing up this patch of land will put them off and not that time he dropped a mountain? Or that other human army he wiped out by mistake?
>>43283047>>Raise all of their dead. You have no chance of controlling over two hundred and fifty extra zombies, but they should go berserk and attack anything living.They don't get quarter from us. Keep an eye on our borders though for any uncontrolled undead, wouldn't want them falling on the human village
>>43283297Vlad is basically a geographical power unto himself, so that's fair.
>>43283228Fuck them. The cant say we didn't try to talk to them.
>>43283221Are...are you retarded?I mean, it's fine if you are, but I don't really think you should be here.
>>43283319Being the most powerful person in the setting is suffering. Wait until we're a dragon who rules his own nation. Oh god, we're becoming Shadowrun
>>43283299>he wiped out by mistake?I think that story would be something a bit more off-putting than this siege."Hey Vlad, remember that human dickhead who went on a pilgrimage in the desert and assembled the largest tribe ever?""Who? The one whose army I massacred on accident?""....">>43283319Which Vlad?
>>43283350Our Vlad.Certainly not this Vlad, this Vlad required a nation to be a geo-political entity.
>>43283341>>43283299>>43283277>>43283275We'll see how it turns out. I'll tell you; we'll be the Shiva and the Oppenheimer in this setting.
Small margin of raise dead. And by complete coincidence this came up on the mix I'm listening to right not https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmqgRAXygDg Warning: Silliness. You raise dead. It is what you do, but never has your magic been spread so thinly over so many enemies. A total of more than three hundred and fifty entities are brought back to life with your magic. And you let the human zombies loose as soon as you raise them. At first it is the slaughter you expected. They are taken completely by surprise. Sure, they knew they were attacking someone capable of raising the dead as an abstract concept, but they were not prepared for their comrades in arms raising up and stabbing them in the back. More men fall, but as the paladin approaches any undead not directly under your control he screams out a strange battlecry, infused with the same spiritual energy that the construct of light was made of, and the undead turn and flee. You know for a fact that they do not feel enough emotion to know fear, so it must be some sort of a magical effect. Curious. No army of your comparative size could have inflicted the damage you did with but two spells. Nearly a third of the enemy number are dead, many of the dead running away from the battlefield and those that remain are injured almost to a man. It is a sorry crowd that is getting closer to your doors, but it is still a sizable one. You estimate some six hundred people are now within evocation range of your hold. >If they're within evocation range then evocate for fuck's sake. Cast magic at them. >Set up in defensive position with your allies and/or your minions>Other
>>43283299dont forget the time he wiped out an entire race of people, the drow>>43283405could you use a trip so i can filter you?
>>43283432I might be a fag, but not that kind of fag.
>>43283426>Set up in defensive position with your allies and/or your minions>Not posting the Warhammer Versionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW2bqSbbo1g
>>43283426>>If they're within evocation range then evocate for fuck's sake. Cast magic at them. >>Set up in defensive position with your allies and/or your minionsWhy not both .jpg
>>43283426>If they're within evocation range then evocate for fuck's sake. Cast magic at them.Also let them know that you admire their perseverance
>>43283426>If they're within evocation range then evocate for fuck's sake. Cast magic at them. >Othersend out 2 treants, have the last 2 guard the more vulnerable areas of your keep preferably the entrancekeep raising undead, and cast plague on the humans
>>43283426>>If they're within evocation range then evocate for fuck's sake. Cast magic at them.Press the attack leave none but the paladin alive
>>43283405Shiva isn't a bad guy.
>>43283496>>43283426oh, out of curiosity can we imbue undead with plague and diseases?
>>43283485>Implying that the cheese of their costume and make-up isn't 60% of the appeal.>Magic it isRoll 1d20+13 DC 21, write-in what spells to use (Note that +13 is Necromancy or Shamanism only. Other schools will have lower bonuses.)
>>43283509Well neither are we
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43283531
Rolled 6 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>4328353120 here i go
Rolled 2 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43283531Fear. Scare them away
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43283531
>>43283572whoops, forgot to list my spell>plague
>>43283426>If they're within evocation range then evocate for fuck's sake. Cast magic at them. I suggest we use our fear evocation to get rid of some of the paladin's forces, and then we use our incite emotion evocation to increase the fear and dread they feel, to break their morale completely
>>43283593Might as well not have bothered, we fucked up anyways.
Rolled 14 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43283531Plague, followed by fear
Rolled 10 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43283531Necro time
It is not that your magic has no effect. Certainly your plague does not seem to spread quite as explosively as you've come to expect. You fear spells make a good number of the enemy flee. Your other spells and those of the elven and gnoll mages do kill dozens of enemies, but it is just not enough to stop their advance. You have to admire their determination. Perhaps it is fear for their lives that makes some of them charge, but you see conviction in some of their faces even after the terror you've put them through. As they get closer you see their faces and realize that you recognize hardly any of them. You lived among the human tribes for more than two and a half decades of your life, you knew most of the faces. You always knew that the tribes simply did not have enough people to mount such an army as is now attacking you, but the sheer variety of people among them surprises you. People with skins of a similar shade to the desert elves, dour, large men with long beards, and many that look like those of your tribe, but certainly ones you've not seen before. It might become relevant if you need to talk to them later. For now, you've failed to stop them from reaching your doors. They are stone and will not break within the next minute or so, but they will get through in time. >Well, you tried to finesse it and failed. Shatter the earth under their feet. >Get ready for a melee. >Other
>>43283804Shit, if I disappear suddenly it's my internet. Assume you got 3 exp if that happens.
>>43283804>>Get ready for a melee.
>well you've tried to finess it and failed. shatter ther earth beneath their feet.
>>43283804>>Well, you tried to finesse it and failed. Shatter the earth under their feet.Time to sink the ruin and become trogs.A-OK!
>>43283804>Get ready for a melee. Have our blackguards and Lathrien join us as an honorguard as we send Lathrien's undead horde with us, seeing as we used up all our command points for the treants and the berserking undead in their army
>>43283804>Get ready for a melee
>>43283804>Get ready for a melee.I have always liked defensive fights in games.All the numbers in the world wont help them in this hallway. Especially when we can replenish our guys.
>>43283804>Otherlast 4 treants go!reactivate desecrationsend out the rest of your undeadgrab control of the feral undead on the battlefieldgrab control of the undead that the paladin feared awaycontinue to raise undead until the 'umies are dead
>>43283804>Get ready for a melee.We still need to live here
>>43283804get ready for a melee
>>43283912We also have Treants and a Vampire. Oh and we can turn into a giant draco-bear.
>>43283869Everyone agrees on banking the xp if we can't use it to upgrade shamanism to its final level?
>>43283963I thought we did that?
>>43283963We already have dude, that was last time.
>melee >Talk to the living troops before battle>Leave the living behind and fight with your minions only
>>43284007>>Talk to the living troops before battle
>>43283986One of these days I'll learn to update the pastebin before the next quest starts.
>>43284007>>Leave the living behind and fight with your minions onlyThis is our land and they're after us, I would prefer to leave our allies out of this though if any want to follow us into glorious battle they're welcome to join.
>>43284007Talk with the living !The paladin can scare away the undead and I don't want to 1v1 him
>>43284056Well it's obvious, then.We kill the paladin.Honestly, tight corridor, just have the gnoll fireball them to shit.
>>43284007talk with the living
>>43284007>>Leave the living behind and fight with your minions onlyuse the living as reserves
>>43284007>Leave the living behind and fight with your minions only.Have the living support with ranged attacks from the walls, but no melee. I don't want another Elder happening.
You gather your living forces in the largest hall, leaving your undead to hold the door and buy you time. You have seen some strange powers affecting undead and you do not want to rely on them overmuch. What faces you are roughly two hundred scared faces. Most of them are kobolds, if you only took numbers into account, but all of them are close allies of yours. Some are friends. Roll 1d20+7 DC 20 Diplomacy>Make inspiring speech>Make a speech dismissive of the enemy force>Make a firm speech >Make a speech to enrage them>Write-in
Rolled 16 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>43284152>Make a speech to enrage them
Rolled 9 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>43284152>Make a firm speech
Rolled 18 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>43284152make a firm speech
Rolled 13 + 7 (1d20 + 7)>>43284152>Make inspiring speech>Make a speech to enrage them
>All these pussies not choosing to blast our enemies away from a safe distance>Now countless numbers of our friends will have to dieNice job you guys.
'I know I have made it clear that the enemy is nobody to be fucked with. Today I have killed more people than I ever have before in my life, and there are still twice as many left. You've left me to do all of the work before. That is not good enough any more. You have to do your part now. Each and every one of you has to go out there and fight for your life and tribe. I am aware that they are coming for me and not you. Perhaps some of you feel that this is unfair. To those of you that feel that way, I sincerely recommend to grow some balls, get themselves together and deal with it. The enemy will kill you just as dead, regardless of why they are after you. Basically they're dicks. I am sure most of them do not know what they are fighting for. Today we have a chance we did not have yesterday. I ensured it by casting so much magic that my brain fells completely numb. If you want to show that you are my allies because of worth and not just because I like collecting allies as a curiosity you will go out there and prove it. Do what must be done. And you will do it now.' There is a renewed purpose on their faces. Sure, for some of them it is in the form of overt aggression towards you, but nonetheless it is there, and it will be there when they face the enemy. The kobolds seem to be used to this sort of a speech, or otherwise they are finding it irrationally inspiring. They are strange creatures. You hear stone cracking from the direction of the enemy. They will be through the door within the minute. Roll 7d20. 1. You +5 2. Lathrien +4 3. Melandie x2 4. Elves +5 5. Dwarves +4 6. Kobolds +6 7. Gnolls +5 DC 20 I am aware that rolling that many dice is insane.
>>43284357Without inspired speech are friends would crumble. We can not relay on necromancy alone at this point.
Rolled 2, 7, 3, 17, 15, 9, 8 = 61 (7d20)>>43284429
Rolled 10, 4, 8, 10, 9, 9, 6 = 56 (7d20)>>43284429
Rolled 12, 1, 13, 18, 2, 14, 4 = 64 (7d20)>>43284429
>>43284357>Implying this whole army isnt about to be raped to death in Vlads fun house.
>>43284464Rip Lathrien. We hardly knew ye.
>>43284429>>43284455>>43284457>>43284464We just got fucked, that DC may have been too high mate
Rolled 3, 7, 9, 12, 14, 19, 17 = 81 (7d20)>>43284429For honor
>>43284464Was fun knowing you Lathrien
Does anyone else think we should power-level the mind-fuckery enchantment so we can completely minimize the mentality change when we embrace our chosen immortality?
>>43284429OOGA BOOGA WHERE DUH TREANTS AT FAM
Horrible rolls all around.
Rolled 11, 11, 19, 2, 12, 19, 15 = 89 (7d20)>>43284429
You should've dropped the earth of them
>>43284550This isn't bad
If this one set of roles determines how many people die I'm gonna be kinda pissed. That's a dumb way to do it.
>>43284429Use the Treants to smash into their rear. Then basically have the undead act as a wall and push through the stone doors. Smash them between the two forces, and raise any bodies that start dying in the rear/front to combat.We basically gonna woodchipper them.
>>43284464Only Melandie and Kobolds passed the rolls.
>>43284596>roll for big battle>rolls effecting people dying is dumb.
Why is Pern such a faggot?
>>43284728Cause we pissed on his alter?
Success: Elves, Melandie Failure: Vlad, Dwarves, Kobolds, GnollsCritical Failure: Lathrien Your undead are the first line of defence. They are holding and they are killing enemies, and you raise them to fight for you. Being the first line of defence against a force much larger than themselves means that they get ground up to a fine dust eventually, though they take a decent number of the enemy with them. It is only when the paladin himself comes through that they fail. He bashes through them easily, indeed much more easily than he should have. It seems his blade has but to touch your minions to destroy them. Your treants are not here yet either.The elves were set up behind your minions and provided ranged support. They caused most of the actual casualties. None of them falter as they loose arrow after arrow into the oncoming horde. If it were a conventional fight, the enemy would be defeated by this tactic, but there are simply too many of them. Even as another hundred of them falls, they are, at half their strength, more than your match in sheer numbers. At this point Lathrien walks up behind the leader of the enemy forces. Nobody noticed him. Hell, you did not notice him, and you knew what he was planning to do. As he raises his dagger to stab the man in between the plates of the armour he simply freezes in place. The man turns and runs his greatsword through the chest of Lathrien. Lathrien stands there, bleeding and unable to move from his position, dagger raised. Melandie lets loose a mad scream of rage and pain and wades into the fray swinging her sword madly. You notice a newfound grace and control in her as she kills everyone between her and the paladin and assaults him in a mad melee duel. He is getting beaten back, takes one serious injury, then another. He should not be standing, blood gushing from the folds of his armour. Seeing this new breach the dwarves and the gnolls charge in behind Melandie, but without (cont)
>>43284766>Critical Failure: Lathrien>crits>on 7d20>on 21 rollsI'm surprised not everyone fucking critfailed.
>>43284766But Kobolds succeeded, what the hell Dead?
>>43284798Yeah for real
>>43284766Pls be alive Lath
>>43284766Melandie didn't pass, though?Or was x2 actually her getting doubled roll and not just a typo?Also, Kobolds passed as well.
>>43284766>Ooh guys why did we make our minion so powerful>We shouldnt have made him a vampire hes so strong now>Still mad vlad isnt a vampireVampires a shit confirmed.
>>43284848Well it's a few threads too late to be hoping for that
>>43284807He's still typing chill
>>43284766>>43284807Yeap, missed it corrected in this postthe madness and rage at her command they cannot keep up the terrifying battlefield presence that she has and soon get bogged down into a brutal battle of attrition. A few people fall on either side, but your living allies cannot afford a battle of attrition at this point, especially considering that the dwarves and gnolls are both smaller tribes. It looks like it might turn into a disaster, as you are very nearly too tired to either cast many more spells or fight much longer with your sword, when a hundred kobolds appear as if from nowhere at every flank of the enemy. They stab a human each and run away. None of them get hurt and a hundred more human soldiers fall dead on the ground. >Stall. You still have potential allies incoming. >Talk. Surely at this point they will see the madness of a continued assault. >Magic. Cast more magic. >Other
>>43284766>>43284848he's already dead though
>>43284873>Failure: Vlad, Dwarves, Kobolds, Gnolls>Kobolds>Failure >When they rolled a 14+6 with a 20 DC
>>43284879>Stall. You still have potential allies incoming. >Talk. Surely at this point they will see the madness of a continued assault. we can do both.
>>43284879>Talk. Surely at this point they will see the madness of a continued assault.This might be a good time for it.
Can we see the leader? Paralyzing gaze his shiny ass
>>43284879Stall using magic
>>43284879>Stall. You still have potential allies incoming. >Magic. Cast more magic.
>>43284879>Magic. Cast more magic.
>>43284879>>Magic. Cast more magic.they're nowhere close to their breaking point, they won't accept talk untill then
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>43284879>>Talk. Surely at this point they will see the madness of a continued assault.Time to get nat 1
>>43284879>>Magic. Cast more magic.Talking to religious fanatics always works
>>43284879>>Magic. Cast more magic.Plague and raise more undead.
>>43284879>Talk. Surely at this point they will see the madness of a continued assault
>>43284900He's only paralysed, dubbie.>>43284879>Talk.but at the same time>Magic.Raise the dead, we don't have meatshields for nothing
>>43285018>He's only paralysed, dubbie.he's a vampire dum dumhes already dead
Magic wins with a mix of stall and talk also popular. Will combine, depending on result. Roll 1d20+13 DC 20
>>43285047He's undead, check your pronoums and your living privilege.
>>43285047The joke went over my head and I didn't realise it until I had already responded to you...
Rolled 5 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285081Man, fuck everything.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>43285081
Rolled 11 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285081I hope this critfails
Rolled 18 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285081nat 1 here we go
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285081
Rolled 9 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285081
Rolled 11 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285081
Vampire rekt in 1 hit
>>43285195>yfw no vampire bullshit-tier regen because "lolholyattack"
Rolled 12 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>43285170Fergot to roll
24! Success! You reach for magic, deeper than you ever have before. And you find it in there aplenty. The dwarven mail seems to be doing its job properly and even though you have been casting near constantly for over fourteen hours you find that your reserves are still far from empty. At this point blank range your spells work to the devastating effect intended. You raise their fallen back to their feet and they begin fighting among the grind. You cast a plague on the humans and after the exhaustion of battle, terror and simple bad weather they no longer seem to have the force of will neccessary to use whatever inhuman resistance they had to it before. They break out in black boils and fall to the ground screaming. Still they keep fighting, until six great roars of six great bears shake the air. At their rear your were-bear allies have joined the fray, advancing together with your treants. Nothing could have prepared them for that. Three hundred men remain by the time they break and flee. All but one of them. The paladin is still locked in his duel with Melandie. Whether his will is preternatural or whether it is impossible to break away from Melandie without opening himself up to a deathblow he stands his ground. All the others flee. >Pursue them >Let them run also >Kill the paladin >Calm Melandie and restrain him
>>43285235>>Calm Melandie and restrain him>Let them run
>>43285235>24! Success!What the fuck?You said before that you only take rolls with the modifiers.Goddammit Dead.
>>43285235>>Let them run>Kill the paladin
>>43285235>>Pursue them>>Kill the paladin
>>43285235>Let them run>Kill the paladin
>>43285235>Let them run They aren't covering their tracks, we can probably chase them later>>Kill the paladinShaman. Necromancer. We don't need the fucker alive.>>43285269if it's true what he says, than it should have been my 31...
>>43285235let them runcalm melandie and restrain him
>>43285235>Pursue them have some of the faster undead like the undead wolves or spiders chase them down so they cant regroup or hit our allies villages with the menfolk away they're pretty much defenseless >>Kill the paladin Raise him as a blackguard as a big fuck you to Pern
>>43285235>Let them run >Calm Melandie and restrain him
>>43285235>Let them run>Calm Melandie and restrain him
>>43285310>Raise him as a blackguard as a big fuck you to PernI'm loving this plan.
>>43285235>>Let them run>Kill the paladinwe fought to survive and keep our friends safe nothing more nothing less
>>43285235>Pursue them>Kill the paladin
>>43285235>>Let them run>Kill the paladinFuck you Pern
>>43285310>Raise him as a blackguard Make sure he's the type that can think but we still have 100% control over, you know, the cheaper version
>>43285235>Still they keep fighting, until six great roars of six great bears shake the air. At their rear your were-bear allies have joined the fray, advancing together with your treants. Nothing could have prepared them for that.THE EAGLES ARE COMING YOU GUYS.
>>43285377This and raise the pally
>>43285282Don't remember ever saying that, but then it turns out I've been living with neurotoxic fungus for the last year, so hell, he might be right. Generally rolls don't matter beyond success/failure unless they're crits anyways. They can run. They are but shattered remains of what they were and will be no threat to your lands as they are now. Their leader is another matter. He cannot live. You've tried to reason with devout followers of Pern before, and it is an exercise in futility. Even if you convince them at one point, in a little while they'll decide you're the devil come to trick them, and so still need to be killed. You take the knife of one of the kobolds and stab the paladin in the back three times. He falls and Lathrien breaks out of his frozen state. You think you see blood-madness in his eyes for a moment. But it is soon gone. It would be a waste to leave such a perfectly good warrior as the paladin to rot...And with that concludes the thirtieth installment of Feral Necromancer Quest. You have gained 3 exp, making the total 4. Rules for levelling up: http://pastebin.com/vBRyBWfKSuptg archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=DeadQMTwitter @DeadQM for quest updates
>>43285458Dragon it up baby Thanks for running boss, this was epic. Too bad Lath jobbered though, guess he's our Worf
>>43285458Is Shamanism at max level? If yes dragon magic otherwise bank.
>>43285458>>43285486we dragon now
>>43285486>>43285510>>43285542>>43285538>not waiting until it becomes a primary magic
>>43285510Eh, Lath is kinda justified in jobbering since he critfailed against a dude powered by the same sungod whose curse we turned into vampirism.
>>43285458out of curiosity does that spider queen have her own brand of magic? can we become arachnomancers?>>43285557it is, pay attention
>>43285557....................it is anon
>>43285557We just finished shamanism, doesn't the next highest become the primary? After maxing a certain tree?
>>43285557But anon, if Shamanism is maxed, then that makes dragon magic our primary.
>>43285572>>43285581>>43285595>>43285599QM forgot to update the pastebin then.
>>43285644Which was already fucking stated, reading comprehension
>>43285644He even said that in this thread. Pay attention.
You have gained Draconic Magic V! You have learned Dragon Breath. The element is acid. The most archetypical ability of draconic creatures, their breath is actually generated entirely by magic, and is not biological as some have supposed. Upon learning this ability you can expel an entirely unnatural amount of acidic vapour from your mouth, covering a large cone in front of you with the potent magical attack. Shamanism 2 combo! Frost breath- instead of an acidic cloud you can breathe air cooled to a dangerously low temperature in the same cone. Necromancy 1 combo! Draining breath: Instead of acid or ice you can expel a cloud of pure necromantic magic from your mouth. This energy will drain the life of any living creature within the area of effect and return some of it to you.>>43285644'Forgot' is a kind way to put it. I'd say I've been a lazy bastard
>>43285644that was already stated earlier on in the thread, and if you had read the past threads you would have known that we had already completed shamanism and that draconic magic became our new primary cmon son, pay attention
>>43285683Holy shit that's cool, can we do it in Animal form?
>>43285683Alright. Now if we put that into a totem do we get turrets?
>>43285683nicethanks for the thread, DeadI stumbled upon the quest for the first time last saturday and so all this week ive read through them from quest 1 in the archives
>>43285777Hey, the more readers I have the more I can trade to Bathephor in exchange for eternal youth when my time comes. I mean, happy to hear you enjoyed them.
>>43285824Hey fuck you m8, I'm already trading all the souls of the QM's I read to Bathephor. Find your own demon.
>>43285824Ok, so here is what we are going to do.We are going to make 5 or so totems of the draining breath ability. We then attach those onto a treant. The result? A Juggernaut of Death and Destruction
I've been playing Blackguards a lot recently because of these threads, are there any other good RPGs anyone can recommend for a similar feel to these quests? aside from NWN
>>43285869I had the same idea.
>>43285854But Bathephor promised me if I found sufficient virgins he would give me a kickass beard!Something fishy is going on here.
>>43285869The idea of integrating totems into your undead has been around for a while now, I guess you just haven't had much downtime. This will change SIGNIFICANTLY when Vol 2 hits, which should be after this arc.>>43285898I absolutely love Bleak Walkers in Pillars of Eternity. Absolutely evil, but sensibly so. The basic idea of their order is 'if we are so terrible that nobody ever wants to fight us, people will choose not to fight out of fear that we might be hired by the other side'.
>>43285957>Bleak Walkersnice, thanks, i'll give it a try
>>43286021The game is "Pillars of Eternity"
>>43286021Pillars is pretty good about playing dark-side too. I always hate when games clearly WANT to be played by a goody-two-shoes, but let you be evil if you must I guess. Pillars sort of feels like they reluctantly allow you to be a benevolent person, but you'll have to fight for it, and your quest makes as much sense if you are a terrible person as if you are nice.
>>43286065>>43286060ah, thanksit sounds fun I had a friend looking forward to it, i'll have to find a gog-rip later tonight so i can play it after heroes of might and magic5
Just saying if we want a vamp for of immortality it should be much easier. Given1. We have done it before2. Lath is a vamp and whole is stronger in necromancer powers3. Pern, lost a shit ton of followers.4. When the rest of his warriors get back, they will spread the word they lost, Pern will lose some if any followers left back at home.Should make the dc lower. Possibly gain another perk. Like more light time or a severe reduction in blood need. Possibly both if we play our cards right.
>>43286164It's too late, anon.We Dracul nao.
>>43286164Dude we're going for dragon now, pretty sure Lath can just bite people and turn them now.
>>43286206>pretty sure Lath can just bite people and turn them now.No, he can't.We made sure he needs to perform a smaller ritual to turn people.
>>43286229https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlad_II_DraculNo, actually, it isn't.
>>43286239Did we? Shit it's been a while
>>43286206Yeah, but we could possibly get both. Since dragon is just transforming our body. And vampires in some lore can transform into animals/things. Could compliment each other.Aldo my point is we could now get more bang for our buck with what should be a weaker pern/experience/ stronger magic.
>>43286291Everything I know is a lie >>43286310Pretty sure QM said no to mixing the immortalities a while ago.
>>43286348I thought it was the opposite. Saying there are some that mix with out issue.
>>43286348Well, to be fair, if it was "Drakul" his son would have the moniker "Drakula" not "Dracula".Also, it's funny because "Tepish" isn't actually part of his name, it literally means "the impaler" so our character is named Vlad the impaler and we never even impaled anybody!
>>43286400That would be like possession and alchemical body. This is two completely different things, as Dragons in this setting appear to be another form of life altogether.
>>43286448Hindsight 20/20, when we become a dragon we'll just change it to Dracul
>>43286508I can dig it.But then our male children will all be "Dracula", since apparently it means "Son of the Dragon".
So, it's mentioned somewhere that going DARGONZOLA means that Vlad's personality is going to get borked into Dragon-shape, we found any ways to counter that?
>>43286601yep, I don't see a problem though
>>43286635Step one.Don't be a dick.Step two.Give Bathory the dick.Step three.???Profit.
Oh god Dragon!Vlad is going to be so fucking hilarious>Genuinely pretty nice, pretty benevolent guy>Oh god he's so powerful he's basically a fucking God on his own>He knows so much shit and has helped so many people in his various adventurers out of genuine desire to help that he is basically a Geo-political entity on his reputation, let alone his power>Has a close cadre of friends that are very loyal, and a stable wife who he plans to have many children with over their immortal existence.>Still fucking sucks at talking to people even though he is a very skilled diplomat.>If you ask nicely he wouldn't have an issue with giving you an immortal alchemical body, probably not up to par with his cabal's bodies but still immortal, and bring the stuff.>And now his breath would make a Xenomorph jealous, or it's fucking ice, or it rips your life from your body.When we become Dargon the Implication, we need to learn a breath attack that combos with necromancy it's basically an instant army-sized necromancy ritual.Also, we need a Dragon picture that fits.
>>43286785I hope Dead can find one, it's gonna be so sick. We'll only reamin bro-tier if we keep our dragon arrogance and greed in check.
>>43286872I'm personally partial to Dragon Age's dragons, a good combo between lithe without sacrificing strength and can have bitchin' horn / crest arrangements.The only thing they lack is a fuckhuge wingspan.
>>43286453Another life form has nothing to do with the curse that is vampirism.Also I am going to take it that the new information is the "better" more "correct information. Cause I remember that Dragons are not "natural" creatures in this setting. But the talk we had with the last dragon contradicts that possibly. But either way don't see how having higher draconic magic, immortality negate us from being a vampire. At least with dragon lichdom shouldn't be ruled it since there are plenty lichdragons. Not that I want that, vampiredragon master race. Possibly dragon scales could negate the effects of light.
>>43286938That's pretty cool. >>43286950I just want regular dragon, we don't really need to be a lich or a vampire.
>>43287011what about a hivemind?
>>43287041Ew, that's even worse. I just don't want anything that keeps us from feeling, you stop feeling and you become what everyone fears. Also hivemind is kinda shitty mechanically
>>43287041no thanks.possibly for someone else. like Bathory. So we can technically have multiple wives.I am just bist towards vampires. Would like it, and seems like it wouldn't be a problem. while increasing all of our stats, that grow with time no question. And I feel with pern weakened we could gain a few extra perks that lath could not. like longer time/no penalty from sun or little /no need for blood. with all the benefits.
>>43286950Wouldn't being a Vampire / Lich dragon be ultimately detrimental?I mean, Dragon's get more powerful and larger as they age, and neither one of those ages physically, sure, a Vampire grows more powerful with age and experience, but it's not the same as physical growth, and if a Dragon grows too large it can just magic itself smaller.
>>43287140All I want is dragon + regen.That shit is pretty much invulnerable.So alchemy up a bunch of shit so we can get awesome regen.And wear armor. It would essentially be spaced armor. And spaced armor ain't nothing to fuck with, really.
>>43287147Also, being a Vampire dargon might prevent Vlad from exploring the stars.Maybe, if we get to that point.
>>43287147Vampires naturally grow more physically and magically powerful over time, while not having to worry about anything else so long as they feed.I don't know how the dragons work in this setting. But I assume we get bigger, but not exactly more magically powerful.Since Necorax had to actually learn magic. Maybe Draconic magic will get more powerful, but our other magics won't do so for the same reason, we'd have to increase our intelligence or some shit for that.I dunno, mang.I still would rather just be a dragon.
>>43287147As a dragon I am sure draconic magic would increase with time.As a vampire both strength/power and vampire powers would increase with time.Even if in this setting which makes sense, that a dragon would stop growing physically. We would continue to grow our draconic magic. As any dragon, and our strength would continue to grow as a vampire. Instead of getting larger we would grow stronger with a "small" dragon body.>>43287197dragon + vampire = regen>>43287220how would that stop him from exploring the stars? As I see it it would only help. Being the don't need to breath and all.Of course the sun would stop it. But I would really only want it, if we can negate the sun aspect of the curse. since Pern should be weak I think we can manage that. >>43287262mhm. I just like the idea of vampire, and I want it. Only big issue for me is the sun thing. And I hope with a weak Pern we can get over that.
>>43287262When we encountered Necorax Vlad had the revelation of how powerful an elder dragon actually was. The one we killed was little more than a hatchling and could kill an entire band of orcs alone.
>>43287322Nah dude, the vampire ship has sailed I think, not too many anons (myself included) like it enough.
>>43287344I'm aware, and that is obvious, if you fight a child you still fight a child.I'm basing my thoughts on Necorax's statements. A fully grown dragon doesn't seem to just get super powerful for no reason, even if they grow larger and physically become more powerful, this doesn't mean that the dragon becomes any more magically capable for no reason other than growing older.Especially since, as Necorax said, his focus was necromancy.
>>43287450Hmmm there's probably some stuff about dragons we still need to learn. Also I kinda want vlad to be a planeswalker now, shit would be awesome.
>>43287376Yeah, but just bringing it up. To hopefully motivate some people to at least not be against it if the option shows up, for some reason. Or possibly convince other to do it as well. Seeing the dragon was a major choice not going to fight it. But vampire shouldn't be a bad mix, especially when combined could compliment each others powers.
>>43287516I just don't see the appeal anymore, even if we are mixing. Sorry man