Become The Vampire Quest 6You look at the shot for a moment, then at Stephen.“You know what? I'm up for it. I'm trying to keep a low profile, so if I hold back a bit it's only because I don't need a vampire hate mob chasing me around the school.”Stephen nods slightly.“I was thinking something similar, actually. But we won't leave you out of the fun. We're mostly just going to be chasing them off. I don't think we'll be hunting to kill tonight, but you never know.”You nod slightly, down the shot, and give Sammy a smile.“I promise to come back in one piece.”Sammy nods and smiles, first at you, then at Stephen. Stephen gives Sammy a wink and clasps you on the shoulder, leading you away.“You know, I couldn't have planned tonight better myself. Prove yourself at the hunt and I think we'll be having another party soon to celebrate the newest member of our clan.”He leads you over to a group of young men, teenagers and a few older men who, frankly, are built like two brick shithouses stuck together. Some of them regard you with curiosity, one or two with some level or scorn, and the rest look eager to get out on the hunt, grinning at you and making comments back and forth in hushed tones. Stephen walks past them to a large wooden door.“Alright lads, into the locker room. Hang up your stuff, get changed and we'll gather by the old oak tree. And Matthew, no streaking. We've got fur when we shift but that's no excuse for indecency, especially when we've got pants that fit our shifted forms.”The werewolves file into the locker room and Stephen chuckles a bit.“I'll meet you by the front door in a moment.”The door closes, and you shrug a little. You head for the front door and spot Marie making a straight line towards you.>Head for the front door, you've got a vampire to kill>See what Marie wants>Other (write-in)
The Rules:Same system as Become The Dragon Quest. If you don't know what that is, it's best of three d20 rolls. I name a stat that sums up what you're trying to do, and if I don't name a relevant skill, you try to fill in the blank based on what you're trying to accomplish. “Break open the door” might be Strength based, but if you've been playing baseball after school and there's a lead pipe nearby, you could apply your Baseball skill to the roll. A 20 on the die is a crit threat, and if either of the other two rolls is 20 or higher after mods, it's a critical. A crit fail is when you have two or more 1s. So far this system has worked out well enough. We'll get into combat rules as needed, but in basic terms you have wounds, not HP, and the worse the wounds, the more penalties you accrue while doing other things.Most Important Rule:Have fun.StatsStrength 0Speed 2Smarts 0Sleuth 1Sneak 2Schmooze 1Skills:Acrobatics 2Climb 1Conceal 2Crossbow 1Dagger 1Dodge 1Endurance 1Hunt 1Monster Lore 1Perception 1Vampire Lore 2Quest Twitter:@BecomeQM
>>43764798>>See what Marie wants
>>43764798>“You know, I couldn't have planned tonight better myself. Prove yourself at the hunt and I think we'll be having another party soon to celebrate the newest member of our clan.”Why do i have a bad felling about this? Oh yeah i played shadowrun today that's why.
>>43764798>See what Marie wantsSeems like I'm late, kids...
>>43764798>>See what Marie wants>Ask her if the happen to have a crossbow here
>>43764881Sounds about right to me. Shadowrun always leaves people feeling jaded and like they're about to be screwed over.I love it so.
>>43764883No worries. You're here now, and that's what matters.
>>43764883You are but not much happend just the best romantic moment in the quest. And we dodge a werewolf twice!! MAde him look like a smuk in front of everyone else.
>>43764893Can we ask one of our hunting partners for a branch and a pocket knife so we can make a stake in case things go to shit?>>43764928Notice how despite downing however much alcohol we've downed we're still coherent? That ain't normal.>>43764909We a Dhampir?
>>43764928I know, son. I just read it. Good stuff, really.
You head for the front door, but you adjust your path so that Marie can get to you quickly. Whatever she's after, it'll hopefully be over quick.“Hey, Oliver, how's it going?”You gesture to the door and smile a bit.“Oh, just heading out for a bit. Vampire hunting and all that good stuff. You know how it goes.”Marie laughs a little bit and smiles.“Fair enough... I just wanted to ask you something before you head out. You didn't kiss Sammy while you were out there, did you?”You pause, trying to read her expression. You don't think anyone heard her, or if they did they're doing a great job of pretending they didn't. And considering their collective alcohol content right now, that's unlikely.“I mean, she pecked me on the cheek, but that's about as friendly as we got, and we've both been drinking so I'm blaming that.”Marie's eyes light up.“Alright, great!”She grabs your collar and leans in.>Dodge>Push her away>Other (write-in)>>43764945Or they've been giving you nonalcoholic beverages because you're underage and the whole thing has been a ruse and a test of your faith.Or something else is going on entirely.Who knows?
>>43764967dodge, not rude but we dont need that slut
>>43764967>>DodgeKinda like to get to know a girl before kissing or anything else.
Speed plus Dodge, +3
Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>43764999
>>43764967All that shadowrunning...10/10, would get paranoid again.
Rolled 15 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>43764999
>>43764967Is she purposely trying to start shit or is she just loose?
>>43765033Likely either an agent of Sammy's mom, or loose.
>>43764967>Dodge>Who knows? you do.
>>43765033While in doubt always go for both options.
You duck down under the attempted kiss, putting your arms up and sliding free of your shirt, leaving Marie standing there holding it and looking confused. She bunches it up and sighs, glancing at the stairs. You don't see Jennifer up there, but that little look tells you all you needed to know. Sammy didn't kiss you yet, and Jennifer wants to make things hard on you by making sure she's not your first kiss. Maybe Sammy's a romantic about it or something. Either way her attempt drew attention.“Sorry Marie, but I like to get to know a girl first.”You smile and grab your shirt back, slipping it on.“I want my first kiss to have a bit more meaning.”Marie just stands there awkwardly, and you duck out the front door before the crowd turns on her. You don't need to see that one unfold. Stephen is standing outside the front door in his shifted form, and you pause for a moment to take in the sight. You can tell it's Stephen, kinda, from the facial structure. You've seen a few pictures of werewolves, and some things like a broad face or large nose tend to translate into similar facial features for the wolf. He growls quietly, before laughing in a rough voice.“Ready then?”>Your daughter just tried to kiss me, I think Jennifer made her do it>Sure, let's get out there and hunt a vampire>Other (write-in)
>>43765125>>Sure, let's get out there and hunt a vampireNo need to start shit.... Unless it's with a vampire. Hopefully we can pin this one down and ask it what it knows about necromancy.
>>43765125>Sure, let's get out there and hunt a vampire
>>43765125>Sure, let's get out there and hunt a vampire>I think a voided a political plot on Jennifer's part involving your daughter. The crowd wasn't exactly happy, either. Gonna be an issue.
>>43765125>>Sure, let's get out there and hunt a vampire
Speed roll plus Acrobatics, +4He's not gonna slow down for you, just stop from time to time to make sure you don't get lost. Let's see if you can pull your own weight and keep up with his pace.
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765268Ive been rolling shit all night
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4376526820 to crit
Rolled 3 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765268Time to fail, m8s...
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765268
You nod slightly and straighten your shirt out a little.“So am I riding shotgun or do I just try to keep up?”Stephen grins a bit.“Pull your own weight. I'll try to stop from time to time so you can catch up.”You nod a little and smile.“Good enough for me.”Stephen starts running off and you sprint after him. It occurs to you that there's probably going to be a lot of running around in your future, and you're thankful to whatever gods might exist in the world that you've been running all your life. Just like before you use the terrain to your advantage, but Stephen does much the same with his larger gait and long jumps. He's obviously a lot quicker than you are, and most of the other werewolves probably are as well. Still, you manage to make good time, and each time he stops Stephen looks a little surprised by just how close you are to him.When Stephen finally stops and you catch up, you find yourself at the side of the mountain facing away from the city. It's dark, almost too dark to see anything properly, and you know for a fact there are types of vampires who would be almost invisible in this lighting. Stephen sniffs at the air and glances at you.“Remember, we aren't here to kill. We don't need an incident. If you kill them, that's on you. We just need to scare them off a bit. Understand?”You nod slightly, and Stephen howls loudly, answered by a series of howls to your left and right. Stephen crouches low and begins to advance.“Stay close. Eyes open, ears alert. Whatever tracking skills you have, use them. Show me your talents.”>Fashion a stake and arm yourself first>Stick with Stephen and do what you can to help>Other (write-in)
>>43765390>Fashion a stake and arm yourself first
>>43765390>Fashion a stake and arm yourself firstRemember the basics of CQC.
>>43765390>Other (write-in)Grab some dirt smear it in ourself try to hide our scent, hopefully our sweet will turn the dirt into mud and help us stay hidden in the dark too.
>>43765390>Stick with StephenMan he just said no murder. Why's everybody going off to make a murder stick?
>>43765390>>Fashion a stake and arm yourself first
>>43765462Because we're useless as fuck without one?
>>43765390>>43765462this, you nigs just wanna fuck shit up
>>43765462It's not a murder stick, it's a scare them off stick.
>>43765480Its just in case it would be better to have if something happened and we had, it I'd rather the vampires die than the mc.
Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43765572
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43765572
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43765572
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43765572no whammys
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43765572
Is it just me or has Oliver been rolling like a champ tonight?
>>43765651You're a champ, faggot
>>43765651SHHHHHHdon't let the dice know!
You nod and look around, grabbing hold of a nearby downed branch and snapping a section of it off as quietly as you can. Stephen starts to walk off, and you take a few moments to prepare the stake properly. You don't have a decent knife on you, but you find a flat stone and manage to wear the broken part of the branch into a crude point, and you turn to follow the path Stephen had been taking as you work on your weapon.You can see Stephen further ahead, and you hustle along to catch up with him, thankful that you didn't lose sight of him. As you get closer you notice a flicker of movement up above you, a vaguely humanoid shape in the trees, and you slip into the shadows for a moment, watching carefully. You grab a fistful of dirt and start to spread it along your neck and face. It was in your dad's notes, something about throwing a vampire off with a bad taste they don't expect. Garlic sauce was his preferred tactic, but motor oil and dirt also worked well. Just something to get them to think twice.The figure seems to be watching Stephen carefully as he walks around, moving from tree to tree silently, and you tail it from a distance. You can't call out to Stephen without alerting his pursuer, but if you don't then he might be in danger. You grip your makeshift stake tightly in one hand. You could climb up there and try to get closer among the trees, or wait for the stalker to make a move and rush in to save the day.>Call out to Stephen, alert him>Keep quiet and follow on foot, be ready to run in>Try to climb up and engage on even ground>Other (write-in)
>>43765651The dice have declared the waifu winner tonight.
I wonder how badly thread #5 is going to be archived this time
>>43765709>Try to climb up and engage on even groundParkour tree run time!
>>43765709>call out to steven, alert himIf we're attempting to scare the vamp we might as well get the big bad wolves to their job right?
>>43765709>Keep quiet and follow on foot, be ready to run in
>>43765709>Try to climb up and distress the stalker.See if you can make him show his presence in some way, and leave a chance for Stephen to attack.
Strength plus Climb, +1Sneak plus Conceal, +4Side note, my hotspot died, so I'm on my phone now.
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765843>Sneak plus Conceal
Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43765843Strength + Climb
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43765843Strength!
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765843Aye, a sneak roll!
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43765843
Rolled 17 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>43765843Sneak!
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765843sneak
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765843sneak + conceal
Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43765843Sneak + Conceal
>>43765886>>43765889Just like I taught... I'm proud of you...Shame you're late, though...
...it would be in poor taste not to give you guys this crit when you got two 20s in a row and already threatened it. But I'll let you guys decide. You didn't earn it, but it will be fun. Do you want this crit?
>>43765883since was the wrong mod>>43765877>>43765886Sneak crit right BTQM?
>>43765886Great job anon.
>>43765910see>>43765914>>43765883got the mod wrong.
>>43765883This guy got the wrong mod, so it shouldn't count.
>>43765910.... Just this once. I mean, what's the worst that happens, we have a little more fun? It's not exactly super-critical, probably.
>>43765914I tend not to get caught up in the whole accurate mods thing. We knew what they were going for.I'm prepared to make an exception for story purposes and let it be a crit.
>>43765904You were always my biggest idol Boss.
>>43765910yeah why not it doesn't seem like a big deal and it will be pretty fun
>>43765941Well since he fucked up, why not?
>>43765941And that is one of the reasons why we love you.
You dart from shadow to shadow until you reach a suitable tree for climbing. You're not an expert or anything, but some of the trees just look far more suitable for your purposes than others. You pick one not too far away from your target, clutch the stake between your teeth, and climb. It's slow going at first, and you're thankful that Stephen is advancing slowly and his pursuer isn't particularly high up. Once you make it to the same height it gets much easier, and you move silently towards the person in the trees."What a stupid mutt..."A male voice. As you get closer you can finally make out their features. Pale, obviously, and dressed in all black. He looks a little bit goth, honestly. Not Gothic, goth. He even has a hoodie with some kind of ironic slogan on it that you can't quite make out. You can see his fangs pretty clearly, too. You don't think he even knows you exist, the poor undead bastard."Well, hunger waits for no man..."He shifts slightly, getting ready to jump.>Call out to Stephen>Use Secret Hunter Art 87: Take Down>Other (write-in)
>>43765977The rules serve the story, not the other way around~ I'll bend them here and there if it makes things more fun.
>>43766195>>Other (write-in)Trip him as he jumps so he lands on his face.
>>43766195>>Use Secret Hunter Art 87: Take Down
>>43766195Get behind, whisper "Bye"Kick him out right in front of Stephen."Hey Stephen this Vamp thought he was gonna make a meal of ya. Figured you should get to determine his fate."
>>43766230You know what, yeah, trip him. Seconding it.
>>43766195>Use Secret Hunter Art 87: Take Downthis doesnt kill the vamp right? if it does I vote for >>43766239then
>>43766262It's more "body tackle him and use him to cushion your fall then stake as needed if needed"
>>43766195>>Other (write-in)Howl like a mother fucking wolf.
>>43766304no we aren't a wolf besides it distracts both of them and makes us a target in a bad position.
>>43766322No fun.This one gets my vote then>>43766239
>>43766230We're not here to kill them just yet, so i'm backing this.>>43766239This works too.
I love how we dont even no it's a vamp yet
>>43766356see>>43766195 >You can see his fangs pretty clearly, too. You don't think he even knows you exist, the poor undead bastard.
>>43766367Even then we are being very Hostile like dial it back guys, could probably be someone else.
>>43766405"What a stupid mutt...""Well, hunger waits for no man..."Are you retarded? He's going to try and kill Stephen. He's a hostile he's get booted to pain city.
You move up close and smile."Guess what? You've just won a free year long vacation!"The vampire turns, looking surprised and confused."What the fu-?"You kick hard at his leg as he turns."Have a nice trip!"As he starts to stumble you aim for the other leg and send him tumbling towards the ground."See you next fall!"You mentally cross that off your list of lame vampire hunting jokes to use. It's pretty seasonal, and you doubt it'll come up again, so it was the best use of the opportunity. As the vampire falls, Stephen turns towards the commotion, and the vampire lands directly in front of him. You wave a bit."He was going to try to eat you. I thought you might like a say in it."Stephen looks at the vampire, who struggles to his feet. Stephen leans in slowly."You have three seconds. Make them count. I prefer hunting quick things, more of a challenge."The vampire looks up at you, then at Stephen, and bolts away at top speed. Stephen chuckles and howls."Head on back, I'm gonna show those pups how you hunt a rookie vampire."He runs off, barking and howling, and you climb down from your perch. It had been sheer luck that you pulled that off, and if you hadn't hung back you'd never have seen him. You head back to the house victorious and slow to a halt when you hear women yelling. One of them sounds like Jennifer, and you suspect they're having a discussion away from the party in case someone shifts. You should probably avoid it, but...>Sneak over and take a peek>Leave well enough alone and go back to the party>Other (write-in)
>>43766481>Sneak over and take a peek
>>43766443we're trying to "Become the Vampire" If we could get him to talk on our terms we could get clues on what would be the best strain to get
>>43766481>Leave well enough alone and go back to the partyCaution and not making the family possibly distrust us by eavesdropping sounds good
>>43766524because a rookie goth is the best guy for that
>>43766524and your point? That'd be sacrificing Stephen and all the cred we've made with the werewolves. The vampires only know their strain, and if he's willing to try and EAT a werewolf, he'd try to kill us easily. We gain nothing from saving him.
>>43766481>Leave well enough alone and go back to the party
>>43766481>>Sneak over and take a peekThis might ACTUALLY involve us, so I say we look
>>43766546I never wanted to save the vampire just keep him up enough to get info from him, >>43766534are you implying random events don't turn up later?we bumped into that huge guy and saw him at the house, on the front door. it was good we weren''t an asshole to him
>>43766621Info requires we have a way to threaten him, or neutralize his powers. We have neither. If he was willing to go after a WEREWOLF on his own. he'd try to kill us no questions asked. He's an enemy hostile, not an asset or unknown.
>>43766481>>Leave well enough alone and go back to the partyThis is still running? I thought seeing a movie this would be done for, noice.
Still tied at 2 and 2 for the vote
>>43766481>>Leave well enough alone and go back to the party
>>43766530>>43766603>>43766665>>43766671Inb4 this was a very important clue or piece of info we're missing.
>>43766665Never mind, tie broken.
>>43766481>Leave well enough alone and go back to the partyask the track star later what was up
>>43766656I think thats good enough point as it is, but im the odd one out so.
>>43766699>ask the track star later what was upShe may not even be involved. in fact since we an recognize Jennifer's voice which we've heard once, and not Sammy's which we've heard a lot it's likely she isn't taking part.
>>43766725To be fair, Jennifer probably sounds like a bitch
You decide to skirt around the group, keeping your distance. You do hear your name thrown about, but you aren't close enough to get any sort of context. You go to the front door and walk inside. Most of the girls seem to have vanished, and they're likely off playing politics like Sammy said they would. Speaking of Sammy, you don't spot her. She might be off with the group. The only girl who stayed behind who you recognize is Marie, and she doesn't seem like she can bring herself to look your way.>Head out and see if Sammy is with the group>Talk to Marie>See if Sammy is upstairs or something>Ask one of the guys what's up>Other (write-in)>>43766744I see what you did there
>>43766774>>Ask one of the guys what's upMight find out if we did good or super bad.>>43766793You're super late, anon
>>43766774>>Ask one of the guys what's up
>>43766774>>See if Sammy is upstairs or something
>>43766799yeah i think i will go sleep. IT late here. Good quest for you guys.
Last post of the night, gonna resume tomorrow. Thanks for playing!-You walk over to one of the guys by the snack table and grab a drink."So, what's going on? I know I missed a few things, but..."He shrugs and points to the stairs."Sammy ran off to her room, and Marigold nearly got torn apart until she admitted that Jennifer twisted her arm and made her try to kiss you. Now all the ladies are outside for the most part, figuring out what to do next and it Jennifer really had the best intentions in mind. Between you and me, I think Jennifer is trying to use you to hurt Sammy. No idea why, but I get the feeling she's ashamed of the runt to the point where she's lashing out for no good reason. You're the first guy to show her any interest at all, and that's gotta be driving Jennifer nuts."You sip your drink slowly and nod a little."I kinda wanna head up there and comfort her."The man nods a little."So long as you don't do anything dumb you should be fine. Well, so long as Patrick doesn't come back early. But even then, you know better than to try something where he can smell it, right?"You nod and take another sip."Oh, and I scared the vampire out of hiding. Stephen is chasing him around for fun with the others."The man laughs a bit."I knew you were a cool guy. Well done. Already delivering on that challenge Jennifer gave you."You nod slightly and weigh your options. You could go upstairs and check on Sammy, or hang around until she calms down. You could head outside again too, and try to find out more about what's being discussed, or maybe just find Stephen and ask for advice.>Head up to see Sammy>Chill with your new werewolf bro>Head out, recon time>Try to find Stephen
>>43767008>>Head up to see SammyThanks for running, Become! Looking forward to tomorrow's quest!
>>43767008>Head up to see Sammy
>>43767008>>Head up to see Sammy
>>43767008Head up to eat sammy
>>43767008>Head up to see SammyWe're such a good friend
>>43767008Head up and see Sammy.Worst that happened is somebody is bitching at her or lied to her or somethin' right?Alternatively, maybe we managed to piss off her mom.
So you furfags know it's Become the VAMPIRE Quest right?
>>43769862Yes and? So far the vamps have all tried to kill us. We're not going werewolf, we're getting in good with a pack for allies.
>>43769877Maybe because we smell like a filthy mutt?
>>43769888No, we had issues with them wasting to kill us before that too.
>>43769908Yeah who'd have thought laughing in her face was gonna go bad?
>>43770055Point is we need people to back us up. We lone wolf it we die. Thus far all the vamps we've met have been assholes.
>>43769888>trusting vampires.Anon we don't befriend vampires we experiment in then. Grab one alive and use necromancy trying to figure a way to become ourselfs a vampire.
>>43769888Go away Vanessa, you're dead.
You finish your drink and dispose of the bottle before turning to the werewolf."I'm not gonna do anything dumb, but I'm gonna go make sure Sammy is alright."He nods a bit and cracks into another beer."If you hear any howling you should probably come downstairs. Just a tip."You shrug slightly and head for the stairs."I'll take your word for it."The werewolf chuckles as you walk off, and you head upstairs. No one stops you along the way, probably because all the people who might take issue with it are outside right now. Once you reach the landing you're faced with a slight problem. You don't actually know where her room is. You could wander blindly and hope for the best, but that's just as likely to end with you in Jennifer's room or something.There are two hallways leading from the landing. One looks like it leads to the stairs to the third floor, with a few doors along the way, and the other seems to be the main corridor for the second floor. You kinda wish you had snuck around earlier, then you might have a clue what's where.>Explore the second floor corridor>Check the rooms on the way to the third floor>Head up to the third floor>Other (write-in)
>>43770188>>Explore the second floor corridor
>>43770188>>OtherRemember that Sammy seated on the dirt floor of the forest during our moment try to find a trail of dirt and follow it.
>>43770229but she also wiped it off
>>43770246From her feet, not from her clothes anon.
So are you guys going to walk around like it's no big deal or sneak around like you don't want to get seen?
>>43770260Like we own the place!
>>43770260sneak we always sneak!!
>>43770260No big deal, sneaking makes it seem like we're on a panty raid or something
>>43770291Implying we aren't? Besides it's good to train our sneakness
>>43770260let's do it casualmaybe write Sammy a text?
>>43770308>texting a girl when you know she must be heartbroken>not going towards hertg never changees, lazy even to waifu.
>>43770326I think he meant "text Sammy and ask where her room is"Is that right?
>>43770358Yeah, pretty much. We have no idea where it is.
>>43770382I will vote this idea then.
>>43770382So you're saying you don't want to bumble around like a moron, and use a sensible approach to solving this problem?
>>43770402Heaven forbid!Yes, that is what we're saying.
>>43770402Indeed. Oliver isn't THAT drunk, yet anyways.
For clarity, let's do a quick recount on the votes.>Wander around the second floor like you don't give a fuck, no need for sneaking>Text Sammy and ask her where she is right now, see if that speeds things up at all
>>43770446>Text Sammy and ask her where she is right now, see if that speeds things up at all
>>43770446>>Wander around the second floor like you don't give a fuck, no need for sneakingAnyone finds us whip out the dick and start peeing.
>>43770446>>Text Sammy and ask her where she is right now, see if that speeds things up at all
While we wait on that "first to three", Sleuth roll plus Perception. It'll be relevant either way.
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43770506
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43770506
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43770506
Aaaand I'm back.
>>43770574What just marking my territory. I'm drunk shut up. Always a good excuse. Use it way more often than I should.
You consider roaming around and exploring the house until you find Sammy, but that might take ages and you might get in trouble. You let go of your urge to sneak around. Maybe when you find a vampire estate you can really get your sneak on... You pull out your cell phone and text Sammy, hoping for a quick reply."Where are you? Are you alright?"You wait a moment and listen carefully for the sound of her cell phone going off. Nothing. Well, that narrows things down a bit, she's not in one of the closer rooms. That leaves the second and third floors. Your phone buzzes and you check the reply."I'll be alright. Go have fun. I'll be down later."You sigh softly. Well, she did say she'd be alright, and you want to respect her right to time to herself, but you're also worried about her.>Try to find her anyway, this calls for a surprise hug>Text her to let her know you'll see her when she's ready>Text her to tell her you're on your way to check on her>Other (write-in)
>>43770665>Text her to let her know you'll see her when she's ready
>>43770665>Text her to tell her you're on your way to check on her
>>43770665>>OtherWhip out dick mark territory.
>>43770665>>Try to find her anyway, this calls for a surprise hug
>>43770699Silver, shut up.
Looks like surprise hug is gonna be our winner. Good old surprise hugs.
>>43770765Who th fuck is silver?
>>43770665>Try to find her anyway, this calls for a surprise hugThen give her surprise puppies.>>43770784A professional shitposter.
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43770801
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43770801
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>43770801
>>43770813Thank you dice gods.
>>43770789I didn't know someone could be a "professional" shitposter
You pocket your phone. You know what this calls for, and now you just need to track her down. When you were little and got upset you used to watch TV and sulk. Then when your dad got home he used to sneak in and surprise you with a hug. As you got older it got a little awkward, especially when you started resenting him, but it always made you feel a little better about whatever had been getting you down.You decide to check the second floor first, mainly because Jennifer seems like the type to want a huge penthouse bedroom or something. Whatever the proper term for that is, she probably has it. You wander around the second floor for a bit. It's pretty big in and of itself, but it only takes you a few minutes before you find what you're looking for.The trio of doors stands out mostly because of the signs on them. One of them reads "Lucas", so that's probably her older brother's room. Next to that one is "Bridgette", and it has little flower stickers around it. And at the far end of the hall, about as far away from the stairs as you can get, is Sammy's room. The sign reads "Samantha", and there's a single gold star underneath it, along with words carved into the wood. "I believe in you -Dad".You move to open the door and sneak in when you hear a soft sound. You would have almost mistaken it for a whimper or something, but something about it sounded odd. You listen a little more closely and hear it again, along with Sammy's voice as she stammers your name quietly. It dawns on you what she's doing in there, and you can feel heat rising in your cheeks. Well, at least she's comforting herself.>Abort mission, don't want to be caught with her like this>Proceed as planned, surprise hug>Text Sammy (write-in)>Knock and ask if you can come in>Other (write-in)
>>43770947>Abort mission, don't want to be caught with her like thisHAHA much as I want too, we'd be in so much shit. Also the fact she doing THAT when she's only known us a day isn't good. Speaks a lot about her life.
>>43770947>Abort mission, don't want to be caught with her like this
>>43770947Ara Ara~Shit has gotten real for lil' Oliver, I suppose...>>43770947>Abort mission, don't want to be caught with her like this>>43770970Maybe we're just THAT hot. Who knows? Marie was worse even, she didn't even known us for a day and, you know.
>>43770970Well yeah, her home life sucks and until recently her school life sucked.Now we popped up out of the blue.
>>43770947>>Abort mission. I repeat Abort mission
>>43770970Consider her life. Other werewolves don't want her because she's a runt, and at school Vanessa probably kept boys away from her to keep her slave free from social obligations. Then suddenly her knight in shining armor saves her, and at a party close to the full moon goes out of his way to make her feel like she has hope. He even dodges the affections of another werewolf, which makes her kinda happy despite the circumstances.Can you really blame her?
>>43770995Seems like she was put up to it though.
Sneak roll plus Conceal, +4Evade potential pursuers and escape unnoticed
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43771049
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43771049I sense shit coming in these dices...
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43771049
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43771049
You back away from the door slowly. Well, if nothing else that confirms how she feels about you. You briefly picture the scene beyond the door, Sammy curled up on her bed, bare in the privacy of her room with the moonlight on her skin. You file that one away for later, when you have some privacy of your own, and start making your way back to the stairs.As you near the stairs you can hear footsteps up above, and you freeze. It suddenly occurs to you that you haven't seen Patrick, Sammy's dad, despite Blake saying he'd be leading the festivities. You duck into an open doorway and watch as a man slightly older and more muscular than Stephen rushes by, muttering under his breath and pulling on a shirt."Shit shit shit..."He stops at the landing and laughs heartily."Sorry I'm late, I hope you saved me some beer! My wife wore me out!"There's a cheer and some laughter, and he leaps over the railing and down to the ground floor. At least you weren't spotted coming from Sammy's room, especially with her scent in the air. Probably. You can't actually smell it yourself, but you assume they could for your own safety. Now, how to get downstairs...>Casual, nothing to see here>Take an external route>Sneak downstairs>Stay upstairs for now>Other (write-in)
>>43771222>>Casual, nothing to see here
>>43771222Well since the one guy already knows. Guess casual?
>>43771222>>Casual, nothing to see hereMove along people nothing to see here...
>>43771222>Sneak downstairsLet's sneak the fuck out of this.Also>Implying privacy>Forgetting robot girl roommate>10/10
>>43771222>>Casual, nothing to see hereGot lost finally found my way back
>>43771233also text Sammy her Dad is home.
QM did we check our phone for when he "ringed" while we were talking to Sammy's mom?
You head downstairs like nothing is wrong. Because nothing is. You make a line right for the snack table and no one pays you much mind as you help yourself to some chips. It's only when a hand comes to rest on your shoulder that you start to feel concerned. You turn around and come face to face with Patrick."Well now. What have we here? Care to tell me what a human is doing in my home?"His eyes are narrowed and his mouth is a grimace, and while his tone is even he looks ready to bite your face off. Yours words fail you, and you find yourself staring back at him, unable to speak. This is the leader of this pack, the man they all fear and respect, and now you know why. The silence is broken by a young man patting him on the shoulder and grinning."This is the one who saved Sammy! His name is Oliver, and he helped Stephen chase away that vampire who kept poking around the mountain."The change is sudden and dramatic. The scowl vanishes, replaces by a cheerful expression, and he immediately pulls you into a tight hug."Ha! Is that so? Welcome to my home then!"He shakes you from side to side before setting you down, laughing heartily."Thank you for saving my little girl. I mean, I know she's almost a grown woman, but still. You have protected someone precious to me. Name your reward, my generosity knows no bounds."This is the exact opposite of the choice Jennifer gave you. This is no test, just a man trying to repay the person who saved his daughter.>I already asked your wife for a chance at being part of your pack>Well, now that you mention it, I'd like to declare my claim on Sammy formally and start proving I'm worthy>Other (write-in)
>>43771318Nope, and it wasn't a message from Sammy. It might have been another virus from Meliora or something. There aren't any messages to open.
>>43771406>I already asked your wife for a chance at being part of your pack
>>43771406>>Well, now that you mention it, I'd like to declare my claim on Sammy formally and start proving I'm worthy We've already confirmed that Sammy wants the D anyway
>>43771406Give Sammy the reward your is already giving me a chance to become part of your pack.
>>43771406>>I already asked your wife for a chance at being part of your packBetter not step in miss bitch toes...
>>43771464>>43771406I don't hate this."Think of it as a homecoming gift or something. Besides, >explain the thing with his wife."
>>43771406>>I already asked your wife for a chance at being part of your packHead Woof Queen seems pretty important not to cross.
>>43771464This.With a better grammar, though.
Schmooze roll, +1
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43771508
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43771508
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43771508
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>43771508
>>43771519High five.>>43771521Good try.>>43771516Good effort but please stop.
>>43771534I'm gonna get breakfast before I try rolling again
>>43771498Looks like I'm not awake enough to be using English.
>>43771596I know how it it....
>>43771596There, there anon. Most of us haven't gone to sleep yet.
You already know what you want to say, but you let his question hang in the air for a moment and smile."I've already asked for a reward from your wife. I want to be part of your clan and she has offered me a chance to prove my worth as thanks. If you want to give a gift to anyone, give one to Sammy as a homecoming present. I don't want anything else besides that."Patrick blinks, before his eyes go wide and he slaps himself."Of course! Sammy's home! I've been running around all day preparing and then passed out!"He runs off towards the stairs, stopping at the bottom and looking at you."In my book, if you save one of ours and act with that kind of respect, you're already one of us. But happy wife, happy life, right?"He turns back toward the stairs. You don't really think you can stop him, and it's going to be horribly awkward once he gets up there if Sammy hasn't finished. Still, you could try, or at least text Sammy.>Try to slow him down>Warn Sammy>Let nature take its course, hopefully she has a lock>Other (write-in)
>>43771638>>Warn SammyOh jeeze
>>43771638Warn Sammy via text or call I guess but maybe she has a lock
>>43771638Warn sammy quickly them try to slow him down
>>43771638>>Warn Sammy>>Other (write-in)Wall of text saying her dad is hereKeep sending short phrases like"Where are you?""Your dad is here.""Hey i have be thinking.""Does the track team has a massagist?""Did you know this is the year of the wolf?""Why aren't you picking up?""Are you in the bathroom?""Ops sorry think you can't anwser right?"
>>43771667Voting for this
>>43771677This is actually... Pretty clever. And stupid. But clever.This, has my vote.
>>43771721Boss thinks my plan is clever.
what if she asks why did she needed to tell us her dad is coming
>>43771850We can be honest, it's the lesser of embaressments
>>43771850Because, we couldn't find her and we remember what she said outside, she wished that her dad was there at the party.
>>43771757It's actually pretty pic related, honest.
>>43771850We tell her we heard her and we liked what we heard.
>>43771638>Warn Sammy>Try to slow him down
You can't really slow him down, but you pull out your phone as he heads upstairs, typing as quickly as you can. Each message gets more and more urgent, letting her know her dad is home, on his way to her, and asking her if she's alright. You keep your references to what she's been doing subtle enough that she won't catch on in her panic, and you pocket your phone when there's nothing else you can do.Now you just have to wait, and hope.There's no screaming coming from upstairs, although you can kinda hear her dad's voice. He's probably asking her to let him in or something. Awkward. You could head up and try to help sort things out discretely, or just wait around downsta-You can hear howling outside, and the people in the room join in, some laughing a little and a few cheering. Someone shouts something about a successful hunt, and another hoists you up, parading you around as an expert vampire hunter. There goes that plan. The door to the locker room swings open and Stephen emerges along with the others, clad in a spare change of clothes and smiling broadly."Tonight we rid ourselves of a vampire! He won't be troubling us any more!"There's a loud cheer, and Stephen chuckles quietly."And the ladies are nowhere to be seen for the most part, so let's get all the dangerous drinking games out of the way before I get chewed out, alright?"Another loud cheer erupts from the crowd.>I'm in, what are we playing>I'm gonna double check on Sammy>Hey Stephen, can we talk?>Other (write-in)
>>43771923>>I'm gonna double check on Sammy
>>43771923>Im in, what are we drinking
>>43771923>I'm in, what are we playing
>>43771923>I'm in, what are we playing?
"I'm in. Name the game."Stephen smirks a little bit."We'll play a round of Fizz Buzz before we send you back to your dorm. It's getting pretty late, and you've got class tomorrow, right?"Stephen explains the rules to you. It's a counting game, with each person in the circle counting off the next number in the sequence. Every multiple of three someone says Fizz instead of the number, and every multiple of five is Buzz. If it's both you say Fizz Buzz. Whoever screws up, drinks. With each round the person who screwed up adds or subtracts from one of the numbers you're multiplying by, and as people get more and more drunk it gets harder and harder to keep track of what numbers you're on, and what you should be counting by. Stephen hands you a shot."Try not to lose on your one round, alright?"-Smarts roll
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>43772137
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>43772137We knows maths
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>43772137
>>43771962This, we don't have to constantly be with her jeez give her some space.I prefer tsundere robot anyway
>>43772155>>43772160Looks like we had one too many drinks friends
>>43772178Nah. Best o three
You manage to stay in through the whole first round, until someone messes up on 74 and says Buzz a number too soon. He downs his shot and Stephen smiles at you. You look at your own shot, shrug, and down it. It's much harder stuff than you had been drinking, and Stephen laughs a bit at your reaction to the bitter taste."I'll go grab Blake to drive you home. Can you go see if Sammy is staying here tonight or not?"He walks off before you have much of a chance to reply, leaving you to figure out what to do next on your own. Texting would work, assuming she's not in the shower or having a heart-to-heart with her dad. Barging in would probably be a bad plan though. Maybe you could just go up there and take a look first.>Text her and wait>Head upstairs and just have a look, just in case>Head for Sammy's room and talk to her, you don't know anything might be up, right?>Other (write-in)
>>43772222>Head for Sammy's room and talk to her, you don't know anything might be up, right?Nice quads
>>43772222>>Head upstairs and just have a look, just in caseI'm assuming we'll at least knock first, yes?
>>43772222>>Head upstairs and just have a look, just in case
>>43772222>text her, if she doesn't reply in a bit, head upstairs but proceed with caution.AlsoChecked
Well, if you're gonna be sneaky stealthy, you need a sneaky stealthy rollSneak plus Conceal, +4
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43772306
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43772306We need a paper box, sooner or later...
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43772306Luck be a lady
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43772306....BETTER SNEAK!
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>43772306Rolling>>43772323What for?
>>43772336Best hiding spot ever, don't you know?
Whip out our dick and mark our territory.
>>43772417We aren't going to piss on her.
You head upstairs and immediately start sneaking around on your way to Sammy's room. You'd much rather know what's going on before you get there to avoid any awkwardness. As you peer around the corner you spot Patrick sitting outside his daughter's room looking dejected, almost like a scolded puppy. You can hear her shower running, too. She probably told him to wait out there and left him feeling like she was shutting him out or something.You lean against the wall and consider your next move. This is a good chance to talk to Patrick and get to know him, but you don't know if Stephen is waiting on you to find out what's happening with Sammy. You could also just tell him she's going back tomorrow morning or something, get her some more time with her dad. Heck, you could even just text her and hope for the best.You give Patrick one last glance. He sighs heavily, hanging his head. Maybe he didn't smell what was going on in there because he wasn't shifted at all or something. Either that or he's the sort of dad who would just make light of it and treat as perfectly normal or use the opportunity to talk to her about the birds and the bees. The puppy dog eyes and the fact that he called her his little girl puts that theory in doubt though, so it's probably the shifting thing.>Write-in
>>43772454>Approach and ask if everything's okay. Explain you were just coming up to check on Sammy and see if she's staying the night or not. You didn't want to be rude and leave without seeing her. After all, this has been more her party than anything else.
>>43772454"Hi, Is Sammy going to say here tonight?"
>>43772454>I will destroy her
Wonder if Oliver has a glass jaw or is he only has noodle arms.We should get punched and find out.
So, uh, did anyone archive the last threat?
>>43772519Well Sammy wrecked us up really bad.On the other hand Mark may as well have been standing still while we just sort of ghost'd around his puppy punches.Maybe we're just easily distracted by cute.Or maybe it's Sammy specific.Why bother getting hit when we can just be a ghost barring extenuating circumstances?
>>43772628Maybe we just dodge better when drunk? Oh man, we should try taking up some kind of drunken fighting style.
>>43772628Well it would be nice to know if Oliver runs on babby-tier toughness or not.I mean, getting your arm torn off and not going into shock is great and it would be nice to know that we don't get KO'd after one real hit.
>>43772658This is badass.
QM said we were running on basically nonalcoholic until that last shot though.
>>43772732Placebo is one hell of a drug, anon.
>>43772734You're telling me. It's like they just keep coming up with more uses for that thing.
>>43772732Well, zui quan doesn't mean you ACTUALLY need to be drunk to use it, but if just putting ourselves in the mindset is what it takes then hell, why not? We'll become some badass drunken fighting necromancer vampire.... Sounds like an Exalted pc.
>>43772777But we'd need to come up with tons of death and undeath themed moves.Shit like "Hangman tightens the noose" or something.Otherwise we're not making Jackie Chan proud.
>>43772826I'd say its worth it. And at that point, it's just irritating the opponent into just swinging like an idiot so we can punch them with silver knuckle dusters or stake them or whatever. Or pouring holy water into a flask, pretending to drink it, and them spitting it all over whatever hellish nightmare thinks it's caught us off guard.
You walk over to Patrick and smile a little bit."Hi there. Everything alright?"Patrick doesn't even look at you, gazing at the closed door."Fine, fine... My daughter has never once refused to let me in, and then she goes away for school and suddenly she's started locking her door. I haven't seen much of her since her accident, and... Oh, nevermind..."You walk closer and stand near his side."She might just be growing up. I mean, she's been through a lot today. Maybe she just wants you to see her at her best or something. You obviously care about her, and Sammy wouldn't shut you out without a good reason."Patrick nods slightly."I know that, but... when you're a parent, you worry about this sort of thing. Sammy was always... different. I tried to protect her, keep her safe, but her mother... I just don't want her to think badly of me..."You pause for a moment and rest a hand on his shoulder. You don't know if you should or not, but you want to reassure him. He doesn't immediately tear your hand off, which is a positive sign."She doesn't. And she won't. You're a good man, and a good father. She wouldn't have been so excited to see you again if you weren't."Patrick turns toward you."She... she was?"You nod a bit and smile."She was more excited about coming home to see her dad than she was about being free. Your daughter loves you. Have a little faith in her."Patrick looks down and laughs, wiping his eyes."That sounds like my Sammy... ah... But you didn't come up here to say all that. Did you need Sammy for something?"You shake your head."Not need per se. I'm getting ready to head out and I wanted to check on her. If she's staying here tonight then I wanted to say goodbye first. It's more her party than mine anyway, even if I'm a guest."
>>43772777Are we sure the plan isn't rezzing mom and pop then nagging them, our roommate and Sammy into staking and rezzing us then retiring from vampire related business?We could go to school, sell stuff at the market and spend our free time hanging out with our fuzzy bros.All while only occasionally wrecking the undead.
Patrick rises to his feet and smiles."There will be other nights and other parties. She has to worry about her schoolwork. I'll have some faith in your words, Oliver. I think you know better than to lie to someone who can smell the deceit on you."He starts to laugh, but he's cut short by Sammy opening the door. Instead of her fancy dress she's wearing a tank top and shorts, the sort you'd sleep in rather than run in. They compliment her figure pretty well, though that's probably because they shrunk in the wash or something. Either that or Sammy had a growth spurt in certain areas."Hi dad, sorry abou- O-Oliver!"She blushes and fidgets."What are you doing here...?"Patrick pulls Sammy into a tight hug."He's come to take you back to school. Study hard, alright? I love you so much... Come back for the full moon party tomorrow, alright? You can bring Oliver if he can put up with us two nights in a row."Sammy hugs back awkwardly, glancing at you before squeezing her dad tightly."I... I will, dad... I love you too. Lots and lots."Patrick releases her with a smile."Lots and lots."He turns to you."Run along then. And take care of Sammy for me, alright?"You don't know if that's his approval of you or not, but it feels good that he trusts you.>Offer Sammy your arm>Take her hand>Bid Patrick goodnight >Head off and find Blake>Other (write-in)
>>43772880>>Take her hand
>>43772880>>Offer Sammy your arm
>>43772880>Take her hand>Bid Patrick goodnight>Head off and find BlakeIn orderUpgrading from locking arms to holding hands. I think we're in the clear for that. .... Wait, is she a righty or a lefty, because if she was up to some "personal time", then that makes this hand holding lewd... and better.
>>43772880>Bid Patrick goodnightNo reason to make her flip out in front of her dad or vice versa.Then we go find Blake, maybe handholding would be appropriate right about then. Or a bit later.
>>43772950It wouldn't be your first mistake. And it looks like holding hands is winning out.
>>43773052>Take her hand
>>43772950Just my thoughts on it was all.
You give Patrick a nod."You have my word. Have a lovely evening, and I'll see you around."Patrick laughs a little bit and nods."I look forward to it. Until next time."You gently wrap your hand around Sammy's and smile at her."Shall we?"Sammy turns bright red as you take hold of her hand, but she nods a little bit."Mhmm..."You start to walk away with Sammy, glancing over your shoulder at Patrick. He looks a bit surprised, but there's a smile on his face. You give him a thumbs up, and he returns the gesture. Sammy seems too preoccupied with the fact that you're holding her hand to notice. You lead her to the landing and downstairs, and you feel like someone is glaring daggers at you. You look at the crowd and spot Jennifer. Her expression is impassive, but from her stare you can tell she isn't happy about you holding Sammy's hand.Crap.>Pretend you don't see her, get to the car>Let go of her hand, you've been caught and you know it>Keep holding her hand and smile at Jennifer, if she's not going to be visibly angry about it or make a fuss, act like you don't notice her irritation >Other (write-in)
>>43773194>>Pretend you don't see her, get to the car
>>43773194>Let go of her hand, you've been caught and you know it
>>43773194Get to the car, hopefully.>Ignore bitchwolf! Nothing to see here!
>>43773194>Pretend you don't see her, get to the car
>>43773209This>>43773216It's already too late, Boss!
>>43773194>>Pretend you don't see her, get to the carSmooth as silk, baby. Also, we've gotta remember to get the door for her and sit in the back with Sammy once we get to the car. We did promise, after all.
>>43772935Holding hands is always lewd anon. The lewdest thing there is even.Well that was the first thread of this Quest I've seen. I'm off checking the archive
>>43773503I'm not done yet, I'm just making a snack.
I'll start a new thread for the next post, see you guys in a bit. Check the twitter feed.
>>43773783Three in a row, huh?!Nice.
>>43773783Thank you based god
>>43773783Based God, take all my bitches.
New thread soon, preparing the OP currently.