Become The Vampire Quest 12You head upstairs slowly and carefully. For one, you don't actually know the layout of the next floor, and for two, if it's all one big bedroom up there you don't want to just burst in. What you find instead is that the stairs lead up to a large landing area, almost like a common room, with two doors, one with Patrick's name carved on it, and another with Jennifer's name on a little gold plate. Etched onto the plate, likely with a claw, is a little heart. You have to wonder precisely what state their marriage is in that they sleep in different rooms. You knock on Jennifer's door firmly, and Marie opens it, looking a bit surprised.“Oliver? What are you doing here?”You smile at her.“Jennifer told me to come find her when I had time to talk. Well, I've got time. The party is starting soon, I figured this would be a good opportunity to speak with her.”Marie glances nervously over her shoulder.“I'm not sure that's such a good idea right now. Maybe later? She's a little busy.”You can hear Jennifer speaking in a low tone to someone, before raising her voice.“Let him in, Marie.”Marie hesitates, before opening the door and letting you in. Jennifer is exactly as you expected her to be, sitting on a chair at the foot of her bed that's almost a throne, forcing others to kneel before her. It's like that trick where you microwave water and it goes above the boiling point. One single wrong move and she'll go off all at once. Fortunately you already know how to approach the situation.“Good evening, Jennifer. I hope I'm not intruding. You told me to come when I had the time, and now I do.”Jennifer regards you coolly for a moment, doing her best to keep whatever it is that's eating away at her in check. You can't tell if it's barely-restrained rage, lust or something else altogether. She turns to the other woman, the one you don't recognize, and nods.“Marie will see you out. I believe our business is complete at this point.”
The woman nods slowly, rising to her feet and bowing low before leaving without a word. Marie follows her out, glancing back at Jennifer before turning to leave. Jennifer clears her throat.“Lock the door on your way out. I have matters to discuss with this boy.”Marie looks at you, then at Jennifer, and locks the door before closing it, leaving you and Jennifer alone. You're either about to die or become her confidante about something.“Now then, Oliver. To business.”You nod and move towards her, standing near her, a little closer than the woman had been kneeling.“To business. I think the first order of business should be Sammy, don't you? A point of mutual interest.”Jennifer's eyes widen ever so slightly at your boldness, but she doesn't say anything. She adjusts her hands, switching so that the other is on top.“I have evidence of Mark's true nature, how he really sees Sammy. The perfect ammunition against the Collins clan in terms of how one of their members is viewing the agreement you have. But it's also perfect evidence for why you shouldn't give Sammy to Mark. I have a claim on her that I'm looking to make use of. So, business? Because you put on a front like you're a cold-hearted and careless mother when it comes to her, but the wife of the pack leader wouldn't be as simple or as foolish as that.”You let your words sink in, and they seem to have the desired effect. Jennifer cracks the barest of smiles and rises to her feet slowly. She walks closer to you, taking precise and careful steps, doing her best not to betray her current intoxication or whatever thoughts might be swimming around in her head.
“You're an ignorant boy, so I'll tell you how arctic wolves work. We are cold. There is only so much warmth to go around, and we must be careful who we share it with. The cold shapes us, makes us strong. Our packs are much smaller, maybe two or three families. We favor the power of the individual over the power of a group. And then one day, while still trying to find my place in this pack, I fall pregnant for the second time and end up with a runt.”The word lacks the venom you were expecting with it. She says it almost sympathetically. Almost.“She will never be fully human, never be fully wolf. She will be weaker than the weakest of our kind. And in my mind, I wonder, can this child become strong enough to stand on her own? The cold shapes us. It is in her blood to blossom under pressure, but despite my every effort she found warmth among the others. They never forged her spirit, never made her harden her will. And so, thinking myself wise, I made myself colder.”She walks around you in a slow circle, each step placing her just a fraction closer to you.“And now I have a runt daughter who believes that I hate her. A clan that believes that I'm little more than a bitch. And perhaps they're right. But that has advantages. We needed to negotiate with the Collins clan and I knew that Mark wasn't stable enough to handle Sammy, so I offered her to him in a way that made me seem ever more cruel, knowing that someone would discover his actions or words and buy us leverage. And something exceeding my expectations occurred.”She comes to a halt right in front of you, her face only inches from your own, her eyes locked on yours.“She met someone who made her strong. Someone who made her strong enough that last night she stood up to me for the very first time. At first I thought that you were nothing special, but there's something about you, Oliver Spencer. I'd like to find out what.”
She cups your chin, smiling coyly at you, her eyes predatory.“Show me.”She leans in.>Stand perfectly still, she's unstable right now and any wrong move could set her off.>She liked it when you were bold enough to stand close, beat her to the punch and kiss her. You're here to exploit emotions anyway, right?>Back away, maybe it's a test or maybe it's a drunken advance that you'll be smacked for later.>Other (write-in)>Character sheethttp://pastebin.com/QUxw5vf9>RulesSame 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.Quest Twitter: @BecomeQM
>>44026799>"Oh, yeah, sure." Feign complete, pigheaded ignorance and pull up the video of Mark.
>>44026799>Other (write-in) "You want to know? Earn it."
>>44026799>Stand perfectly still, she's unstable right now and any wrong move could set her off.
>>44026799>>She liked it when you were bold enough to stand close, beat her to the punch and kiss her. You're here to exploit emotions anyway, right? NO FUCKING BRAKES
>>44026817Fuck it, seconding this. If she forces herself on us when we clearly don't know what's happening, that'll be entirely on her.
>>44026799Stay still, if she does try to kiss you, just flatly say something like. No. I won't betray sammy. And walk away.
Back in a moment, my dinner just finished cooking.
>>44026871The hungriest of QM's
>>44026799Just stare her back eye to eye. "Because I have nothing, I have walked alone almost all my life, No pack, no friends, and because of my parent's issues, no family. I hold to the few friends I have tightly, and when a fight inevitably occurs I crush my foes to the fullest extent I am able to. I am not strong I just have eyes that see far too clearly for my own good."
>>44026799>Stand perfectly still, she's unstable right now and any wrong move could set her off.Laugh it off"Good lord, do you know how to make things awkward in a hurry." >Back up a bit"I'll come back later."
>>44026799>Other (write-in)> Gently but firmly push her away, while holding eye contact. "Give me time and I will show you. I will give you the leverage you want, tomorrow or the day after. If Mark crosses that line again though, I'm not going to show the same level of restraint.">Begin circling her in turn, keeping eye contact. "I don't intend to disrupt or upset your pack, but I am going to continue to pursue Sammy. She makes me happy, and I believe I make her happy as well." >End our pacing with our back to the door again. "I think, perhaps, you could begin a reconciliation with Sammy now, as well. She has more steel in her than you realize.">Then end the conversation with a slight exposure of our neck, sort of a tilt up and to the side(it's a wolf thing, the bigger the exposure the more subservience/respect it shows, hence the slight tilt, it's polite). "If there's nothing else of immediate import, perhaps we should join the party."The story so far: http://pastebin.com/0QiN4UEw
>>44026817kek, this is pretty good. Supporting
>>44026817>>44026886>>44026861>>44026996>Going full retardReally guys?
>>44027014How is it any worse than standing there and letting us get raped?
>>44026817>>44026861>>44026886>>44026996Are you trying to start a war? Because this is how you start a war. Give it to her in a couple days, when her ice bitch demeanor is in control again.
>>44026799>OtherWhen she gets in close just move our hand over her mouth in between her face and ours, you know to block lip contact."This was your plan to knock Sammy down a peg or three then?">Back up>Just leave>Just disapproval all day
>>44027027You know nothing of wild wolves, do you? Best option is to calmly but firmly say no.
>>44026866>>44026895I like these.>>44026986This doesn't seem immediately bad either, though it being long makes me leery.
oh well ... changing my support of >>44026817to>Stay stillI think it had already won.
>>44027079>it being long makes me leeryWhat? The story so far? Or the detailed post?
>>44027120Long write-ins in general. Bad past experiences.
>>440271454 lines is too much for you, and you want to use this site? Mmkay.
>>44027186For a write in? 4 lines usually leads to retardation or us getting shut up punched.
>>44027186What are you saying?He said he had bad experiences with long write ins, not that it's tl;drYou fail at reading those two very short sentences, and you want to use this site? Mmkay
>>44027186I can read it perfectly well, but long write-ins are usually either extremely low quality or have some massive fuckup contained within them that goes unnoticed due to length.
Can some kind anon tally the votes for me? There's quite a lot of them and I'm almost done eating. It would be much appreciated. Given the variety and number of responses, I don't think "first to three" quite covers it.
>>44027254Reasonable worry, idk, I just feel like we pick the choice that will lead to violence (despite us being a sneak/smooze character) too often. Like >>44026817
>>440268173 supporters>>44026850>>44026869>>44026872>>44026902>>440268956 for staying still with some talk
>>440273573 for >>440268171 for >>440268285 for >Stand perfectly still, she's unstable right now and any wrong move could set her off.1 for >>She liked it when you were bold enough to stand close, beat her to the punch and kiss her. You're here to exploit emotions anyway, right?
>>44027357Seems like the general consensus(7) is to stand still, and tell her no if she tries to kiss us. And 4 want to completely ignore the decision from last thread to not show the video at the party tonight.
Given that you're standing still and trying to minimize potential outbursts, do you stay silent and let her do whatever or do you speak up to stop her?Personally I liked the guy who told her to "earn it", but maybe that's just me.
>>440274222 of the (Other) were variations on stand still and deny the kiss
>>44027467I still support the three semi-compatible write-ins (>>44026866, >>44026895, >>44026986), if you feel like incorporating any of their elements.
>>44027467Speak up obviously, preferably while looking her in the eye.
>>44027467>. "Give me time and I will show you. I will give you the leverage you want, tomorrow or the day after. If Mark crosses that line again though, I'm not going to show the same level of restraint."I still think we should at least say this, to make it clear we're about done with Mark disrespecting Sammy.
>>44027467Standing by my >>44026828Head held high and all. Maybe a cheeky grin.
>>44027467Eh, I'll go for it. Sure.This was me>>44026902
Schmooze roll, +1
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44027874pls dice
Rolled 15 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44027874
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44027874Schmooze
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44027874If earn it went in with one supporter and the original voter, I'll be annoyed
>>44027918Uhull!! Another high roll on the same quest today.
>>44027918Hope that's enough.
>>44027995Would you rather the two?
>>44028093To be fair it is a 2 with 22 for dubs.That's pretty impressive.
>>44028146Hmm... if such statement i'm inclided to agree.
You smirk as she leans in and ease away slightly."You sure know how to make things awkward..."Jennifer gives you a look of confusion, and you tilt your head ever so slightly as you smile. "Earn it. I'm not going to betray Sammy over a one-night stand, that's stupid. You're drunk, you're wild, and you're not thinking clearly, and if you regret this tomorrow then that makes it even worse. If you really want me? Earn it4. Talk to Sammy, get to know your daughter. Prove to me you're not just saying things to get a rise out of me or to hurt Sammy. Then we can talk about it and see where things go."Jennifer looks at you like you're the first person to ever deny her something before, and you might very well be. You turn and head for the door, walking only a few steps."I think I know what makes me special though. You said you value the power of the individual, right? I have no family. No friends for the most part, although that's changing. I've been alone. I've suffered loss. But I'm still standing. Still moving forward. I clutch the people who are precious to me as tightly as I can. I'm the walk-in embodiment of your ideal man, aside from the fact that I'm not a werewolf."Jennifer remains silent, staring at you. That last one might have been a bit much, but to be fair you've got sex on the brain from seeing Angie dressed as a schoolgirl and seeing Sammy at her most desperate. You give Jennifer a glance over your shoulder and watch her melt, sinking to her knees."Oliver... wait...">Walk away like a cool guy>Ply her desperation for your own ends>Other (write-in)
>>44028146But this is /tg/, we only care about god/devil trips and above.
>>44028337>Other (write-in)Pause at the door to see what she wants. Not committing, but not being a douche either.
>>44028337>"Sorry, but I've got somewhere to be."
Shit. Fuck. It's getting interesting as fuck in here and I have to go to bed to be fit tomorrow.Timezones suck!Good night everybody
>>44028337>>Walk away like a cool guyWe've got Devils to Deal with>>44028399Night, non
>>44028399Just do like me! I stayed up all day, and have to be at work in 40 minutes! Coffee and the souls of the damned are the only way I survive.
>>44028337>>Walk away like a cool guyTell her hubby about how hard she's been hitting the alcohol and that according to Sammy she was set on renovating the bedroom, then wish him luck.
You head for the door and rest your hand gently on the knob, smiling at her."I've got somewhere to be, sorry. Like I said before, earn it. I'm not giving you an absolute yes or no right now."Jennifer leans forward slightly, her ears shifting, moving to the top of her head, and you can see as she crawls forward slightly that her tail is twitching inside her dress, threatening to lift the back of it up and expose her. You keep your hand on the doorknob as her eyes change to a brilliant blue and her hair turns white."Don't go... What do you need me to do...?"She's acting like a kicked puppy, desperate for affection. Maybe this was what was lurking under her cold exterior. Patrick was too soft and affectionate with her, but a simple cold shoulder and she's putty in your hands.>Follow through, leave her begging, she hasn't earned anything>Ask for concessions of some ki bnd, make use of her mental state>Give her a little sweetness, then leave her begging for more >Other (write-in)
>>44028698>>Follow through, leave her begging, she hasn't earned anything
>>44028698>Follow through, leave her begging, she hasn't earned anythingIt may be in poor taste to fuck our best friend/girlfriend's mother. Just a fucking tad.
>>44028698>Follow through, leave her begging, she hasn't earned anything
>>44028769Just a bit. *puts on Stacy's Mom*
>>44028698I thought she was just fucking around but she wasn't? This is just like my chinese porn comics!
>>44028794What a fucking heel turn that would be, though. That's, like, top tier douchebaggery.
>>44028836Agreed. Let's not and say we didn't.
>>44028836Exactly, and we JUST got done deciding we weren't going to be a douche. It took up like half of the last thread. >>44028698Tell her we do need a private space around midnight, an Angel of Death we're friends with asked us to do a quick ritual to help keep us safe.
Maybe it's the fact that you don't want to betray Sammy, or maybe it's the knowledge that if you give in now you'll lose this bit of leverage, maybe for good, but you open the door and step through it."I told you. Earn it. Prove to me it's not about a game or about hurting Sammy, and that you can open up to her, and we'll talk. If you can do all that, I'll consider it."You close the door and lean against it for a moment, listening to Jennifer whine and whimper on the other side. It seems pretty genuine. You walk away and stretch a bit. Genuine or not, this isn't the time to mess with it, assuming there will ever be a time for it. Now you just need to decide what to do.You could head down to the party, you can already hear things starting to get wild down there. Or you could see if Sammy is alright, make sure she's not still out of sorts. You could also out Jennifer as adulterous, but there's no safe way to bring that up tonight. You don't even know if she's tried that kind of stunt with anyone else.>Check on Sammy>Join the party, time for drinking>Try to find Patrick, he deserves to know>Go back in with Jennifer>Scout out a ritual spot>Other (write-in)
Wait, so we could have fucked her if we picked the other options? The Full Moon is a hell of a drug.
>>44029022>>Check on Sammy
>>44029022>Check on Sammy
>>44029022>Scout out a ritual spot>>44029028Yes.
>>44029028So is absinthe.But yes, you could have.
>>44029022>Scout out a ritual spotPower
>>44029022Hell yeah caught you live.>Check on Sammy
>>44029022>Scout out a ritual spotWe do need some place private, and since we have Angie's blessing, as it were, we should all ahead full. Maybe tell Stephen or Patrick we need space for a ritual our 'sorta' guardian angel wants us to do.
>>44029022>Try to find Patrick, hint that his normally cold wife that sleeps in a different room is drunk and that he should go and enjoy some doggy style while he still can.Bros.
>>44029022I can support this: >>44029118
>>44029022Scouting out a ritual spot I suppose. Knowing Sammy she's probably still "recovering"
We should learn to play the violin at some point.... No particular reason...
>>44029206Nah. Fiddle instead. More fun.
>>44029271Well now it's a terrible idea.
>>44029118inb4 Jennifer scream 'Oliver!' mid-coitus>Backing anyway
>>44029265Fair enough. It's just... we might become a vampiric henshin hero. The similarities are RIGHT THERE!Mel's dad would be disappointed if we didn't take advantage.Speaking of which, I hope becoming a vampire doesn't lead to Best Roomy trying to merc us.
>>44029022>Check on Sammy>Scout out a ritual spotEither/or.
>>44029312>>44029225>>44029165>>44029118How... does this even begin to help us? It's stupid. He'll just ask how we know she's begging for a bone, possibly fucking us over. Let's actually do something constructive with our time.
>>44029315If we aren't awful people, probably not.
You head down the stairs to Sammy's room, though in hindsight you don't know why you were expecting anything aside from reaching her door and hearing a muffled cry of pleasure. Because that's exactly what happens. You check your phone briefly and confirm with it that you were only upstairs for a matter of minutes. She'll need a little longer at least to get it out of her system, plus time to clean herself up and make herself presentable.You turn your attention instead to the ritual. You need a safe space to conduct it, and you'll need to swipe a cup for your blood. There are plenty of places nearby where you could go, like the caves or the stone ledge overlooking the city. You'll just need to get there without leaving a trail, though now that won't be an issue.Conduct the ritual at:>The caves>The ledge>Behind the house>Knock on Sammy's door, ask her if she's alright>Party time, party time!>Seek Patrick>Seek Stephen>Other (write-in)
>>44029382>>The ledgeWe batman
>>44029382>>The caves>Party time, party time!
>>44029382>The ledge>Seek PatrickJust let him know his wife is drunk, and according to what we have heard gossip wise is looking for an excuse to renovate the bedroom.
>>44029382>The caves>give Patrick a heads up about his cold wife melting somewhat.
>>44029382>The caves>Seek Stephen>>44029377Because you voted for it. That is the obvious implication there.
>>44029382Party time! But after the ritual
>>44029382>The cavesBut, now>Seek Patrick>>44029450What, don't like me or something? It was something I said?
>>44029464Ritual isn't until midnight so...
>>44029424>>44029382Second. Also, unrelated, QM, if I get some writefags to help me turn this into a readable short story, would you mind if we put it out through 4leaf studios, or w/e they're calling it now?
>>44029382>the caves>Embarass sammy
>>44029360"He'll just ask how we know she's begging for a bone"BECAUSE IT'S 2015Nah, because it's the full moon obviously, and she's drunk. With our normal human social skills we can tell they don't get it on. Besides, he'll be too deep in the idea of getting animalistic to even care if we told him straight out "your wife is really looking for a dick right now", which we wouldn't.>>44029382>Seek Patrick"Normally your wife is cold, but it's the full moon, and she's drunk. Go give her a treat">>44029489can't speak for that anon, but sometimes you don't agree with me on what i consider obvious things, which in my utopian society, is a death penalty.
>>44029502I'd actually like to participate in turning it into a proper story if that's going to be a thing.
Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44029549
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>44029549THINK
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44029549
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44029549pls
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44029549
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44029522>>44029549It was just a thought I had on the drive to work. You've obviously put so much effort into the story, it'd be a shame to let it disappear. If nothing else, it could be published through amazon as a free ebook.
>>44029522Next Thursday/Friday I'll try to break it up by scene from the notepad file I've got it in, and either stick it in a Google doc, or find some other site that allows multiple editors at once.
>>44029681Seems legit. Keep me posted. My new days off starting this week are Tuesday and Saturday.
You head to the top of the stairs and glance around to see if you can spot Patrick, and you catch sight of him almost immediately. He's talking to Stephen about something and laughing a bit, and both are half-shifted already. Most of the other people in the room are in various states as well. The atmosphere is like a bubble waiting to burst, everyone is waiting to go absolutely wild, they just need a trigger.You head downstairs and wave to a few werewolves, but your progress is slowed considerably by the number of people trying to offer you drinks or say hello to you. By the time you reach Patrick you've received a beer and a shot, and had two werewolves tell you that you're awesome at hunting vampires. Patrick looks at you with a broad smile."Oliver! Hello! Welcome to our party! Are you ready to get absolutely hammered and have the wildest night of your life!?"He throws his head back and howls before laughing heartily.>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some remodeling in her room or something.>I was just talking to your wife and she sent me away. She's either sad or pent up. Either way, thought you should know.>Your wife's a slut, bro. Sorry about that.>Can I talk to you in private for a bit?>Other (write-in)
>>44029927>>Other (write-in) Ignore bitch, party with people who like us.
>>44029927>>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some remodeling in her room or something
>>44029927>>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some remodeling in her room or something.
>>44029927>>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some heavy remodeling in her room or something.
>>44029927>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some remodeling in her room or something.Then to Stephen >I need some space where I can be alone around midnight. An angel I'm friends with wants me to do a ritual that'll help me with some stuff.
>>44029744Now I know your schedule, if I don't get a new thread every tues and sun then i'll cry you bludclart.>>44029927>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some remodeling in her room or something.
>>44029927>Your wife needs you. Sammy said she wants to do some remodeling in her room or something.
>>44029927>Your wife needs you (to eat her). Sammy said she wants o do some remodeling in her room or something (To make the place more ergonomic while I plow your daughter)
>>44030020>oh joy the jamaican's here serious question though, what's the moonshine-like stuff they make in Trinidad called. A friend brought a bottle of some clear shit to the bar, tasted about 160 proof, and had a lime aftertaste. He wouldn't tell me what it was, just that he got it in Trinidad.
>>44030024Sammy was saying that her mom wanted to remodel, I think you missed that. Sammy's still worried about us thinking she's easy.
"Yep, I'm ready. Oh, by the way? Your wife needs you. I think Sammy said something about remodeling the bedroom or something? I dunno, there was a lot of subtext that I didn't pick up on in that conversation."You've never seen anyone move quite that fast before. You sincerely hope that he doesn't get there only to be disappointed by what he finds. For your sake as well as his. You turn to Stephen, who sighs and hangs his head."Another fine mess..."You give a small shrug."I need some time alone right at midnight. I've got an angel friend who wants me to do a ritual that's going to help me with a few things."Stephen nods slightly and finishes his drink."That's certainly doable, yes. At midnight we'll be howling and doing some special rites of our own, ones that might be a bit violent. It's probably best that you're not there so you don't get caught up in things, honestly."You sip one of the beers and nod slightly, then pause. The beer tastes different. Bitter. Not like last night. Stephen clears his throat when he notices your expression."I see you've caught on... Last night you didn't have the real deal. We made sure to soften things so you wouldn't get drunk. Tonight, though, we're supposed to get wild. Have as much as you like.">Get trashed, make friends>Go check on Sammy again>Sneak up and make sure Patrick and Jennifer are doing alright>Talk to Stephen about something>Other (write-in)
>>44030170>>Other (write-in) Get a spare cup and knife for our blood, ask Stephen where a first aid kit is. Drink (mostly) responsibly. One should not make deals with the powers of Hell while wasted.
>>44030170>Talk to Stephen about stuffWe can't get wrecked before summoning a demon, you guys
>>44030207This.It's a fucking nice option.Why hate me for it?Don't.
>>44030170>Other (write-in)Drink slowly, we've got a demon to deal with at midnight.>Well, I can't really cut loose til after this ritual, so I hope you all are gonna be down to party til dawn.
>>44030090Not jamaican, only quarter trinidadian, and not a fucking clue blud. Probably ba-bash or bush rum.>>44030170>Talk to Stephen about somethingwhy he said it was another fine mess>>44030207supporting this too.
>>44030262>>44030207I meant yes
>>44030170>>Talk to Stephen about something>>44030207this mostly
>>44030207And then BAC spawns an Alcohol demon. The ritual requires us to say the Alphabet backwards and walk in a straight line to hell.
>>44030245Time to abandon this option guys.
>>44030255Ah, ca c'est bon, bon rien
You grab a spare glass and a knife from the table and turn to Stephen."I can't drink too much before I do this thing, it's pretty precise, but it won't take long. By the by, do you guys have a first-aid kit somewhere? I'm gonna have to cut myself a bit for this. I mean, I already have a kit on me, but better safe than sorry. I need to restock it."Stephen points down one of the halls."Down that way. We've actually got quite a supply to choose from. Feel free to load up."You nod, sipping your beer as you head down the hall. You find a little medical room, almost like a doctor's office, and a cabinet full of supplies. Bandages, needles, everything a werewolf might need to patch someone up after some excessive roughhousing. You resupply and grab an extra roll of bandages, just to be safe. The kit is in your bag in Sammy's room though.>Head up to see Sammy and drop off your supplies>Stash your ritual stuff somewhere safe and go back to the party>Other (write-in)
>>44030449>>Head up to see Sammy and drop off your supplies
>>44030449>Head up to see Sammy and drop off your supplies
>>44030449>>Head up to see Sammy and drop off your suppliesHi honey, hope your furious masturbation is going well. Just told your mom I don't wanna fuck her and borrowing a few things from your dad to complete a demonic blood ritual. Don't worry, it's cool, he totally knows. Anywho, brb, summoning Bealzebub! Heart you!Man, this is DAY TWO! Oliver is a fucking WEIRD kid!
>>44030483>>44030498>>44030524The voices have spoken, and I support. Might as well tell Sammy we'll be ghosting for the midnight rituals too.
>>44030555Probably our mom's "you need to resurrect us" mind control thought implant's fault ennit G.
>>44030555>Oliver is a fucking WEIRD kid!Honestly, almost all the choices are the same I'd have made if I was personally in the same position.
>>44030633Joke's on her, doing this for pops. Mom is going nowhere unless he okays her coming back.
You carry the bundle of supplies, the cup and the knife back upstairs to put with our bag. You earn a few strange looks from some of the werewolves, but more are too drunk or having too much fun to pay you much mind. A few more people must have shown up, too, because the place is getting crowded. You reach the top of the stairs, hear a glass break, and suddenly the crowd goes nuts. You hustle off to Sammy's room before you can get caught up in it.When you reach Sammy's door, it's slightly ajar, and you can hear her shower running. She probably left it open as an invitation for you, so you'd know it was safe. You step in and close the door, sorting out your supplies quickly, and note that the bathroom door is open as well, and her clothes are laid out on the bed.>Talk to Sammy through the door>Join her in the shower>Wait for her to finish in there, then talk to her>Leave and come back later>Other (write-in)
>>44030725>Wait for her to finish in there, then talk to her
>>44030725>>Talk to Sammy through the door
>>44030725>>Wait for her to finish in there, then talk to her
>>44030725>Talk to Sammy through the doorWe're close enough to do that, and we need to give her a heads up before things get too out of hand.
>>44030725>Talk to Sammy through the door
>>44030725>>Talk to Sammy through the door"Hey babe, doing okay? I'm prepping to have a demon mark my eternal soul with the help of my reaper nurse bff."I love this quest.
>>44030725>Talk to Sammy through the doorHow wet are you right now?carlos.jpg
I like to think that, in Sammy Quest, she has a Hellborn Quest-esque Stress meter, only instead it's Lust.>>44030815Oh please say this, QM, please please please
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Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44031037ya naffi resist our rasta charms rudegyal
>>44031094I, well... I mean, you're not wrong, apparently.
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>>44031094We the schmooze maester.
You walk over to the door and push it open ever so slightly, just enough to creak softly. You don't want to spook her by just talking at her. You can hear Sammy shift in response to the noise."Oliver? Is that you?"You lean against the door just a bit. There's no steam in the air, so she must be taking a cold shower."Yep. The door was open, so I came right in. I wanted to make sure you were alright."You don't peek at the shower, though it's not like you could see anything anyway, but you do keep your eyes on the mirror. Sammy pokes her head out of the shower and looks at you. She's soaked and shivering a bit."I'll be fine, everything is under control... I actually left the door open in case you wanted to join me, but... now that I'm thinking clearly, I kinda feel awkward about it. Not that I would mind, but... right now I'm taking a cold shower in ice water and I think you'd probably freeze..."You smile at her."Fair enough. I just wanted to let you know that around midnight I'm gonna find a quiet space for a few minutes alone while things are at their most heated. I'm coming back, I just need to clear my own head. Plus I've got this ritual thing to do. It's nothing too major, but I'd like some privacy."Sammy nods and retreats fully into the shower once more."Alright then. If you need any help with the ritual, let me know. I trust you, so... whatever you're doing, I'll try to lend a hand if you want me to."You're about to deliver a pun, asking her how wet she is, when you hear a crash and a growl upstairs, followed by whining and whimpering and another crash.>I guess your folks are really going at it>Maybe we should go downstairs...>If you need more time, I'll meet you down at the party>Other (write-in)
>>44031461>Maybe in your remodeling you should ask for sound proof wall and door eh?
>>44031461>Nah, it's kind of a solo thing. Introductory ritual to blood magic, actually. Summon up a demon and everything. You should probably avoid it until it's over.
>>44031461>I guess your folks are really going at it
>>44031461>Maybe we should go downstairs...I'll wait for you in the hall.
>>44031461>I guess your folks are really going at it>Maybe we should go downstairs...
>>44031461>>44031515>Other>Explain, possibly swearing her to secrecy.
>>44031461>Maybe we should go downstairs...Wait in the hall.
>>44031461Rasta magic nat20 gets based dad's teeth kicked inI'll roll a 1 next time
>>44031461>the one whining and whimpering is Patrick
You chuckle a little bit and glance at the ceiling."Sounds like someone is having fun up there... We should probably head downstairs."Sammy turns off the water."Actually, it sounds kinda like a fight... They do this sometimes, usually during the full moon... My dad gets all worked up and then my mom shuts him down..."You pause to consider your potential involvement in the situation. Jennifer is manipulative, and if she's after you, she wouldn't throw you under a bus, but Patrick might think you were pranking him or something."I'll meet you out in the hall, alright? I'll tell you about the ritual if you promise not to tell a soul."Sammy pokes her head out and nods."Promise."You smile and grab your bag, heading out into the hall to wait for Sammy. You reach her door when you hear the heavy footsteps slowly coming down the stairs from the third floor."I don't know what I'm doing wrong...">Approach Patrick and talk to him, what could go wrong>Stay out of sight, avoid potential backlash>Other (write-in)
>>44031815>Approach Patrick and talk to him, what could go wrong
>>44031815>Sup Patrick, please don't maul me.
>>44031815>>Approach Patrick and talk to him, what could go wronggive him tips"soft bitches like softcold bitches like coldbut all bitches like it hard tho yo feel me dawg?"
>>44031815>Approach Patrick and talk to him, what could go wrongWe are trying to be part of the family, so might as well.
>>44031815>phase into the wall
>>44031815>>Stay out of sight, avoid potential backlashNopenopenopeWow, it's almost like telling him was a bad idea. Funny.
>>44031875>And that's how Oliver died.>although Patrick laughed the next day and felt bad IMMEDIATELY
>>44031815>Stay out of sight, avoid potential backlashHonestly not sure what to do here, but this is the safe option.
>>44031815>Approach Patrick and talk to him, what could go wrong.Be the broest of bros.
>>44031884So what you're sayingIs that anything BigBoss votes for is a bad idea
Schmooze rolls, +1I'm hoping for a crit fail. My inner DM craves disappointment.
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Why did people vote for that?
>>44031960Nope, because he, and everyone else, voted for my >>44030207 and that had 0 repercussions (yet)
>>44031990Eh, good enough. >>44031977Sorry to disappoint. I've made my daily sacrifice to the RNGods
>>44032001Because they were dumb
Rolled 5 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44031977I use my magic card broest of the bros
>>44032047oh god i'm so glad i didn't make it.
>>44032047It fails spectacularlyUnfortunately >>44031998 was just as late as you are.
>>44032094I wasn't lateI was interrupted from casting my rasta magic.There's a difference.
You walk casually towards the stairs like you didn't hear him at all and turn, feigning surprise."Patrick? What's up? You OK?"He's pretty beaten up. No bruises, but it's clear where Jennifer smacked him around. He sighs quietly and shakes his head."You were right about the remodeling, but she decided she wanted to argue and fight rather than... nevermind."He moves to walk past you to the party and you gently raise your hand. He pauses and looks at you, and you pat him on the shoulder."I'm sorry to hear about that. I thought for sure that the subtext was... Anyway, I just wanted to say that it's a night to have fun. No offense meant, but if she wants to sit in her room and mope and fight, let her. Don't let it get you down though. You're an awesome pack leader, and you deserve to have a great time tonight."He looks at your hand for a moment, then at you."Hmm. Well said. Not ideal, but well said. She's in one of her moods, and you're right. Just because she's choosing not to have fun, doesn't mean I shouldn't have any myself. Yeah..."He grins."Yeah!"He runs to the top of the stairs, howling and leaping down into the crowd, tackling someone to the ground in the process. You're glad you didn't fuck that one up horribly. You're a little surprised though. Maybe Patrick put her off so much that she flipped out, or she was so devastated that you walked out that she vented at the first person she saw. Your train of thought is interrupted by Sammy walking out of her room and smiling at you, fully dressed and apparently in control of her sensibilities."So, what's the plan?">Let me tell you about blood magic>Let's party and live it up, we've got time>Mind going on ahead? I just saw your dad and I wanna see what happened up there>Other (write-in)
>>44032305>Let's party and live it up, we've got time
>>44032305>>Let's party and live it up, we've got time>>Mind going on ahead? I just saw your dad and I wanna see what happened up there>Other (write-in) If there's any sausage, cocktail sausages or otherwise we should take a plate upstairs to taunt. Also hitting him up doesn't show she's willing to change at all, smfh. Almost like she doesn't want this human meat.
>>44032305>Let's party and live it up, we've got timeWe can tell her about the ritual when we prep for it.
>>44032305>Let me tell you about blood magic and what my angelic friend said to do(can't remember if she knows about Angie or not) then>>Let's party and live it up, we've got time
So who's up for keking Patrick and becoming pack leader?
>>44032442mate...Not cool.Jenny from the block doesn't deserve what we've got, and why would we do that to based dad? Cold man, cold.
>>44032392She knows about angie but she doesn't know about angie appearing in our dreams. I think we can not tell her about that or just simply not mention her.
>>44032442No bro, just no please?
>>44032442Nope, if anything i'm up for telling him his wife's weakspot so he can exploit it mercilessly.
>>44032546ThisWhy would we kek him everfuck
"The plan is to party and enjoy ourselves. I'll fill you in as we go, I don't want to raise any concern, and I want to avoid any sneaks listening in on things."Sammy pulls out her phone, and you look at it for a moment."Yeah, that works. Kinda. My roommate upgraded my phone, and she says she's not listening in on things but I can't be sure. Better safe than sorry at this point."Sammy nods a little and hugs your arm."Fair enough... Shall we?"You nod and head downstairs with Sammy to enjoy the party. Over the course of the evening you explain bits and pieces. The book, the ritual, the magic you'll be acquiring, and so on. You avoid references to Angie, as well as the demon or the mark, but she gets the gist of it and doesn't pry. As you finish filling her in on where you're going to hold the ritual, you see Stephen climb on top of a table."Midnight approaches, we have but one hour remaining! Everyone, outside! We must begin preparations for the tournament, as well as for the rest of the night!"There's a lot of cheering and bowling, with people rushing to get outside. You can smell a barbaque of some sort outside, lots of fresh meat on a grill, and Sammy tugs you toward the door with a smile."Come on, I'm famished!"You notice that Patrick is leading the charge out the front door, and you can see Marie and Blake, but Jennifer is still locking herself away upstairs.>Go upstairs and grab your bag>Tell Sammy to go ahead of you and get your stuff from upstairs>Head outside with Sammy, double back later
>>44032662>>Tell Sammy to go ahead of you and get your stuff from upstairs
>>44032662>Go upstairs and grab your bag
>>44032662>Tell Patrick Marie's weakness>Tell Sammy to go ahead of you and get your stuff from upstairs
>>44032305>Let's party>Blood magic
>>44032691His wife is Jennifer, Marie is Sammy's cousin.
>>44032662>Tell Sammy to go aheadOfficial Serious Wizard Business
>>44032725That's what I meant.Also we should probably see what's up with Marie in a bit anyway.
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>>44032801Lucky you beat me to itNIce.
>>44032662Why did we leave our bag upstairs automatically? Last it was mentioned, we had taken it with us upon leaving Sammy's room.
"I'm just gonna grab my bag from upstairs. Go grab some food before it's all gone."Sammy nods and smiles, pecking you on the cheek and running off. You head for her room, watching the last of the crowd file out, and snatch up your bag. As you head out you notice a soft sound in the now-silent house. Crying, coming from upstairs. You adjust your pack and sigh."God damn it..."You glance at the door downstairs, at the crowds celebrating, and then look back at the stairs.>See what's wrong with Jennifer>Leave her to her own devices and go downstairs>Other (write-in)-Honestly thought your luck would finally break
>>44032903>See what's wrong with her>But make sure we keep our cool and not fall for any of her shit.
>>44032903>>See what's wrong with JenniferTell her if she really wanted some meat that it's downstairscarlos.jpg
>>44032837It has already been established today that I can't brain because I have the dumb. Why bring a bag with an important book around people spilling alcohol? These are the mysteries. Oliver would have left it there to keep it safe. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
>>44032903>Leave her to her own devices and go downstairs>Honestly thought your luck would finally breakWell, I honestly could not give less of a shit about Jennifer and want as little to do with her as possible, so it wouldn't matter to me much if it had, since presumably we'd have just missed the crying.Seriously, she's crying? Good. She deserves that pain. Those are my only thoughts on the matter.
>>44032903>See what's bugging her>Be ready to bail because horribly unstable werewolf
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>>44032939You silly bumbaclart>>44032947Personally i'd say the same, but Oliver is like some female helping machine, he just can't help it.Plus she probably actually wanted Patrick then and just beat him down out of rage and anger, and is regretting it.
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Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44032989LEG IT
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>>4403303013 ain't too bad>>44033038Why?
>>44033003>>44033007>>44033015>we are no longer the dodge master.>>44033030Because people are curious to know why she's crying.
>>44033047Because I didn't see the third one.
>>44032903>See what's wrong with Jennifer>Move as quickly and quietly as we can to avoid JenniferYour daughter needs a cold environment to come into her own? Okay, I'll buy that. People, organisms in general, need pain or discomfort or whatever to prod them into growing. But you also need SOME sort of emotional resource to tap, something to help you gain strength, otherwise you just wither. This cunt tried to cut off EVERY MEANS OF SUCCOR to her own daughter, and tried to get us to CHEAT ON HER UNTO THAT END, TWICE. No, fuck this bitch, fuck her philosophy, and fuck her feelings. Go cry into a big bag of Cheetos and drink yourself into an early grave.
>>44033140It's your fault, BigFuckUp
You head upstairs, following the sound, and find Jennifer's door has been broken in half, with claw marks along the outside. There are obvious signs of a struggle, and Jennifer is on the floor in the middle of her room. Her dress is shredded, and her wrists are bruised. She's sobbing quietly, curled up and shaking slightly.You take a single step into the room and the floorboard creaks. You tense, flinching at the sound. There goes subtle, right out the window. In a flash Jennifer is up, and you barely see the hunk of wood before she nails you in the chest with it."Back to try to take what's yours, animal!?"Her eyes are full of fright, and as you stagger back slightly and brace for another impact you see the realization spread across her features, and she rushes to you. Fresh tears fill her eyes, and she hesitantly tries to figure out what to do, mumbling frantic apologies over and over again. Up close you can see the slight bruising around her neck, all on one side like someone grabbed or bit her throat.>I'm fine, don't worry about me.>Can I get an ice pack?>Are you alright?>What happened?>That's a hell of a greeting. Hi to you too.>Other (write-in)
>>44033222>That's a hell of a greeting. Hi to you too.>What happened?
>>44033222>Are you alright?>>What happened?Maybe we judged too harshly...
>>44033222>What happened?Uh.... did we accidentally engineer a rape?
>>44033222Did patrick grab her by the neck?>What happened
>>44033222>Are you alright?>What happened?
>>44032546Are you retarded?
>>44033277>He says only after attaining new knowledge that would throw that statement into a bad light
>>44033222>That's a hell of a greeting. Hi to you too.>what happened?implying she isn't staging this
>>44033289>implying she isn't staging thisYou're a cynical bastard, aren't you?
>>44033277We literally just learned we pretty much almost caused a rape. it's not like he knew
>>44033286What? No, that retarded because telling him that would be a dead giveaway.
>>44033222>What happened?>Can I get an ice pack?Ask the first question very calmly and gently. People are not eager to tell you about their problems if you're going to judge.
>>44033303That's the thing about acting like a mega-bitch and wanting to kek your own daughteru, people tend to think the worst of you.
>>44033222>Can I get you an ice pack?>I'm fine>that's a hell of a greeting
>>44033222Not a direct response, but do we want to reassess our approach to the wolves? A tsundere milf wouldn't be a bad ally either.
>>44033409>tsundere milf wouldn't be a bad allyThey would be the best ally.and waifu
>>44033409Personally want to force Sammy's parents' relationship into something remotely resembling a healthy family life for the sake of her little sister (who shall join Sophie as a weredaughteru, I'm sure).So kinda?
>>44033382I dunno. Seeing this does put her other actions in a different light, especially when you consider the cultural differences implied by the artic wolves' small family group, versus the Wolfes clan attitude.
>>44033462WE WILL FIX EVERYONE'S FAMILYOUR'STHEIR'SEVERYONE'S
>>44033409She's fucked up in the head enough to make blatantly evil attempts to ruin her daughter's life, so that should factor into our decisions. She may or may not have known better while doing so, but regardless, she's dangerous even to the people she wants to help. If we want to utilize her, she needs to be treated as the sociopath she is.
>>44033462>wanting a teenager to butt into marriage problem
>>44033462I'm letting personal morals leak here and can't help it, cause this shit brings out my rage like nothing else, but I think we should kill Patrick and take the pack now. It can be long term plans, due to lack of power, but fuck him for being just as bad as Mark.
>>44033527We have no idea what happened yet, let's not skip straight to murder. I know that's usually our go-to, but, uh, y'know... talking might help things.
>>44033527I'd imagine this is probably somewhat common with werewolves.
>>44033527>full moon>He was excited by what we said>Wife was in turbo bitch mode cause we rejected herI mean we should probably sort this out when it's not a full moon.
You gently wave her away and sit down on the floor, making yourself comfortable as she kneels beside you."That's a heck of a way to say hello... Hi to you too..."Jennifer hangs her head."I'm sorry, I thought you were..."You nod slightly."I figured. Are you alright?"She nods slightly."I'll heal before morning. I've... had worse."You lean back and sigh, closing your eyes."What happened, exactly?"You hear Jennifer move a bit, and she turns away from you, hugging her knees to her chest. As she speaks she slowly returns to her normal icy tone, returning to human form completely."It... Normally I'd say it isn't your business. But you're a human. You don't know how we do things, or why... what he does isn't fine. And I feel like you'd actually listen. With werewolves, there's an expectation of a power dynamic. No matter how willing, a female must create the illusion of a hunt, a struggle, to fuel that dynamic. It's all in good fun, gets the blood pumping, and a male can tell by scent if it's the real deal or not. He starts, and doesn't stop. One whiff of arousal, and he takes that as an invitation, even if it was another woman passing by. He only realizes if I manage to hit him hard enough, which is hard to do face down on the floor. He has no sense of foreplay or what I want. He's the pack leader. If he thinks I'm ready and he wants me, I either have to take it or fight as hard as I can."She looks over her shoulder at you, cold and indifferent."I will endure, as I always have. If I leave, I will be without a pack. I'm as good as dead. Here, between... incidents, I can live like a queen and try to forget his mistakes. I wish I were as lucky as my daughter though. I meant what I said earlier." >Write-in
>>44033517Broken, yes, but not sociopathic, or she wouldn't have been upset when we rejected her, she would have just tried something else. >>44033518When you see a wrong you right it, or else you're an accomplice in the wrongdoing
>>44033527Wolves dominate they don't really "bond" so something like this is probably normal to Patrick but obviously not wanted by Jennifer. So let's avoid killing.
>>44033513Sure anonLet's meddle in complex social dynamics that we have little to no knowledge of that's one part wwe, one part game of thrones and one part serial killer in an attempt to help their family, wait, we've been doing that.Carry on.>Inb4 we schmooze our demon consultant into crush status.
>>44033527As previous posters have noted, this may be a complete fabrication on the part of Jennifer. We need solid confirmation before we act, she could be playing us. And there are ways to accomplish this. Meliora has access to some bretty gud tech, spy cameras might be viable. And magic has no limitations, as long as you're willing and able to pay a price. If we really want to resolve this shit, let's do it right, and not be puppeteered by our IRL grievances, eh?
>>44033594I didn't want these feelings.
>>44033594>Well, you seem about as sober as you're gonna be tonight. So I should probably mention I already have proof that Mark's the inconsiderate fuckface we both know him to be.
>>44033594"That...would be awkward. I meant what I said, repair your relationship with your daughter, and we'll see. I'm not going to abandon her." "But frankly, this" gesture around us, "Bothers me."
>>44033649>this level of autism
>>44033617This is the plan>>44033594>Write-in So, uh.... I'm not gonna pretend I even begin to know what to say. I'm barely even getting a grasp on things with Sammy, this is a little.... beyond me. I know I'm not the benchmark for a stable family home, or even have a benchmark, but... Families are supposed to love each other, right? Kids, parents, all that stuff? If you have power, maybe try, I dunno, leading with love? Sway people to your way of thinking? I dunno...Well fucking color me impressed, QM, this is awesome. Say, didn't BTDQ also just have a rape scenario?
>>44033594When I present the proof of Mark being scum to him tommorrow I'll make sure to draw parallels.
>>44033693Nothing he said is wrong, autistic or no. Try making an actual counterpoint instead of relying on a buzzword insult to make your argument for you.
>>44033594>>44033690Second. Doesn’t commit us, but still extends a hand if she wants it.
>>44033707Maybe I watched too much Jessica Jones. Although if I'm being honest, this was meant to be an ongoing problem you discovered later. I could have railroaded, but...
You should all know, this means if you want to hold hands with Sammy we'll have to fight her right? Even if it's pretend we might need to actually beat her in a fight.
>>44033755And instead we, unknowingly, instigated it. Delicious drama. I approve. Hey, is fucked up families the theme of this quest? I mean, there's Oliver, Sammy, Meliora...
>>44033731If you actually think she's lying, you're autistic. There's absolutely no reason to believe she's lying.
>>44033772Nope, super not healthy, we've been managing just fine for now with mutual interest.
>>44033594"Well, I'm not really sure how to handle this. Have you guys ever tried just sitting down and talking this out like pe- right, sorry, I'm sure you have. I just don't get it.""I mean is that behavior common? Among werewolves I mean."
>>44033798M... maybe. It might have factored into the initial design. Teens in school, family drama, it made sense. And now I'm seeing that the rollercoaster ride it's creating is providing feels and entertainment.
>>44033810Other than her having been a bitch the entire time leading up to this. What reason do you have to assume she's truthful?
>>44033798>MelioraI hope it doesnt turn out that Mel's dad is some sort of sick freak and tries to do something gross with her.
>>44033843Well, it's good. Continue doing this excellent job please.
>>44033843You're a sick man. I approve.
>tfw all of this family's problems could be solved by better communicationWhy don't they try to talk it out? Nigga damn.
>How long has this kind of thing been happening? I'll help if I can... look, I know this sounds like bullshit coming from a teenager, but I've been known to pull of some unusual feats. Conditions in your pack's culture are set up to perpetuate this kind of problem, but I can rope in all sorts or resources you wouldn't expect. And you know, your daughter really does still care for you, or she wouldn't even bother fighting with you vocally. If you level with her on... a lot of things...she would support you. Marie too. Look, I kind of get it. Not fully, because I've only been fighting for my life for the past month or so, but I understand a bit. You've got a lot of enemies, some of them very powerful. And you need a family to fall back on to stay afloat. But... the way you're living doesn't seem worth it. Something's gotta change.
>>44033864Explicitly hearing a fight with someone whimpering. You're apparently too retarded to remember that.
>>44033600Please look up the medical definition of sociopathy. A sociopath is someone who has a had a lack of empathy and impulse control induced by childhood traumas. A sociopath can absolutely be upset by rejection. The reaction just takes on a different quality. But on a surface level, it can look identical.
>>44033821>>44033594>Continued"That came out bad. Probably really bad. It's just that so far, what're my examples on what to expect out of male werewolves?" "Mark, and Patrick. So is it just like an issue with wolves and status? Or...nah, maybe I don't quite get it. Or this", pause to indicate the house, "but even if it worked at one point. People and the world change. That's not acceptable behavior, status or not."
>>44033690Going with this
>>44033925Could've easily been Patrick being overexcited in a non-rape-y way followed by her hitting him outright, with the rest having been faked.And the insults aren't really adding a whole lot to your argument other than making you look angry.
Someone please remember to archive this, I won't be able to add it to the story summery for another 5.5 hours.Stuck on my phone til then
>>440340004chan holds threads for 7 days, IIRC, just stops posting and takes them off the catalog. There is no rush.
>>44033600>When you see a wrong you right it, or else you're an accomplice in the wrongdoingAre you serious? The only thing Oliver can do get involved is making it worse. Also, no, it makes them a bystander.
>>44033910That is a actual problem many familys have. Dam i didn't expected this i fell rage sadness and frustation all at the same time.
You know we can never actually fuck Jennifer, right? I highly doubt we'd be able to come out alive after sending Patrick into full Guts mode by fucking his wife. And that'd also probably secure our ticket to Hell.
>>44033998Nah, you just seem sadly cynical. We may be wrong, but it's better to err on the side of compassion. I'd hate to live so cynically.
>>44034052>implying Patrick will be alive to care>implying it's evil to fuck a widowAll problems can be solved with murder.
>>44034052Not to mention that it would destroy Sammy and result in her lesbian friend hunting us down for disembowelment even if we escape the werewolf attack.But that's fine, because I really don't want to fuck her.
>>44034039>Also, no, it makes them a bystander.Says the coward. That attitude ignores evil and allows it to grow. Show compassion, try to do good. So what if you get burnt in the end. Being afraid of duplicity keeps you from reaching out. I'm not saying blindly trust, but trust until we're given reason not to.
>>44034104But cold-blooded murder would also get us a ticket to Hell.Then you have to deal with everyone else wanting us dead, you can't think they'd never realize we killed him.
You nod slowly and lean back slightly, tapping your head against the wall."That's going to make things awkward. I'm not giving a definite no, there's too much going on, but... Look, I meant what I said. Fix your relationship with Sammy, be the mother she needs not the mother you thought you had to be. If you can do that... we'll talk. We'll figure this mess out."You look at the bedroom and pause. The bed needs repair work, the floor is all scuffed and scraped, and the wall around the door could use a touch up."But this? As it stands? This worries me. This really worries me. This isn't a healthy home environment at all..."Jennifer slowly gets to her feet, holding the front of her dress closed."You should get going. I won't keep you. I have things to work on, do I not? I have to figure out how to fix what I've done."You stand up and nod a little."I suppose so. But if you need any help, you're not alone."Jennifer pauses, before giving you the first genuine smile you've seen on her face."Thank you."She gives you a chaste kiss on the lips and walks over to her closet, leaving you to exit the room on your own. You wipe your mouth to make sure there's no lipstick stain, and head down to the main floor. You can see Sammy and her Dad laughing and dancing with the others, everyone festive and cheerful.>Go out there and party a little, pretend like nothing is wrong>Slink away to do the ritual, things are going to get crazy soon>Other (write-in)
>>44034104We're not killing Sammy's dad you psychopath.
>>44034039I think the other anon was kinda saying it in the morality way.
>>44034130>Slink away to do the ritual, things are going to get crazy soon
>>44034117>>44034052Eh, you forget, the harem route is an option, it will just take skill and luck. At the moment we're just talking about being a decent human being, though.
>>44034130>Slink away to do the ritual.ho man I cant wait. We're finally gonna get to see some bad ass progression towards our final phase.
>>44034130What we need to do is subtly ask how Patrick woos Jennifer. Then slip in that maybe he needs to just eat her out. It's what the internet says fixes marriage problems.Easy solutions to complex problems.
>>44034135It's not psychopathic to murder people and fuck their wives anon, you need to stop being so close minded.
>>44034161It is, but I plan on voting against it as often as possible, because fuck that shit.
>>44034130>Slink away to do the ritual, things are going to get crazy soonTime to get our devil on! Everything else can wait.
>>44034130>>Go out there and party a little, pretend like nothing is wrongWe promised, we'll leave when shit gets nuts.
>>44034182>fuck that shitPlease don't bring your scat fetish into this.
>>44034130>Go out there and party a little, pretend like nothing is wrong
>>44034130>party a little>No drinkingThen ritual
>>44034197Not him, but scat > haremAt least I have the option to not read that pastebin, can't disentangle harem bullshit from the story
Sneak roll plus Conceal, +4
>>44034182>Stoplikingwhatidontlike.pngOh /tg/, I wish you would surprise me once in a while.
>>44034130 >Slink away to do the ritual, things are going to get crazy soon.
>>44033693>>44033810>>44033925>>44034061Er, so you seemed to have missed the more important part of what I was saying. I'll concede that hearing a shouty argument followed by whimpers and seeing bruises on Jennifer's body are solid evidence to believe that she's being abused. But as >>44033998 noted, this may not be intentional abuse, so it may not warrant his DEATH so much as his REEDUCATION, given that he exhibits positive qualities in other parts of his life. Respected and loved pack leader as well as father means he might be redeemable. So yeah, please DO err on the side of compassion. That'd be great. And what I was getting at was: Fictional super-tech and magic enable absolutely fantastic ways to deal with potential domestic violence, far superior to what we have in the real world. WE SHOULD USE THAT.
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>>44034130>Go out there and party a little, pretend like nothing is wrongAnd if you guys start with this harem bullshit I'm gonna be so pissed.
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44034223Snerk
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>>44034227He can like it if he wants, but I don't and will always vote against it no matter the circumstances.If he didn't want me to reply in kind, he shouldn't have replied to me in the first place.
>>44034234I wasn't saying we should murder Patrick, just that it was stupid to think Jessica was lying.
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44034223like a snake
>>44034221Not that one either but I agree.I am however neutral on who we wind up with.Going through at least one bad break up is par for the course at this age.Or any age.Sometimes stuff stays broke, sometimes it can be fixed.
>>44034221So, you're against having close allies of the opposite gender whose egos we have to occasionally manage? Why?
>>44034374>Going through at least one bad break upwe're trying to become a vampire and we're waifuing a wolf. it might be a tad worse than that. especially with more than one clan of them
>>44034130>Slink away to do the ritual, things are going to get crazy soon>Get Sammy to come with us and explain what we're about to do>Say a prayer to Angie and God regarding Jennifer and Patrick's love life. Sincerely. They need help.>>44034275I'm 80% inclined to believe that Patrick did some fucked up shit. But the other 20% of me is recalling the time a girl told me that she wanted to kill me and fuck my corpse. And this girls seemed like the sweetest, most normal christian girl you'd ever come across. She's probably telling the truth. She might be manipulating us.
You skirt the edge of the party, keeping to the shadows. You know that the moment you join up with the group, you'll get sucked into things at their pace. You pull out your phone and let Sammy know you're going to set up the ritual and prepare, but you don't tell her where just yet. You walk along to the ledge in the company of your own thoughts, imagining different scenarios.Jennifer has a crush on you, or is at least attracted to you, but Patrick being around means that it'd never work out. Not only that, but you've claimed Sammy in pretty much every way that matters to her family. You don't know what the werewolf stance on multiple partners is, but you can't imagine them being so flexible that you could wind up with both of them, even if you beat Patrick and claimed the whole pack as your own.You arrange the black candle carefully and light it, sitting down with your book. Your phone buzzes, a text from Sammy asking where you are. It's nearly midnight, and you have to begin the chant in a moment. Can you really face her right now, knowing what's really going on between her parents? Can you hold that back from her?>Tell Sammy where you are>Ignore the text>Tell Sammy that you're busy>Other (write-in)
>>44034397Maybe he's one of those guys that don't like to deal with social problems.
>>44034440>>Tell Sammy where you areShe should be here.We'll talk about her and her parents.... later.
>>44034440>Tell Sammy where you are
>>44034440>>Tell Sammy where you areTell her starting the ritual and probably a good idea we don't get interrupted, if she could run interference for any snoopers that'd be great.
>>44034428I keep forgetting to roll.
>>44034465This whole quest is social problems though. What's the point of taking part in something you hate?
>>44034465Maybe I just dislike sleeping with multiple women because I feel like it takes focus and meaning out of the interactions and incites unnecessary and often surprisingly dull drama that's been seen a hundred times already.Maybe I also dislike people replying for me.
>>44034440>Tell Sammy where you are>Tell her not to come, that we'll be done in a minute or two.We don't want her around the devil.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>44034440>Can you hold that back from her?You're damn straight I can. I'm a wizard at compartmentalizing this shit in real life, why not in my masturbatory fantasies as well?>Tell Sammy where you are. Pray for her parents during the time it takes for her to arrive. I'm going to keep pressing the prayer thing because we're in a setting where we have absolute knowledge that angels and therefore God exists.
>>44034549I've seen plenty of settings with angels but no god, or even gods.
>>44034440>Tell Sammy where you are.Come on Oliver man up! You know fully well is not her fault and she icould easily miss understand if you just leave her outside of it. No secrets not from friends and lover.
>>44034440Also,We don't need to 'wind up' with both of them. Helping Sammy's home situation improve would help her, and sometimes a divorce is the best that can come of a bad situation. BUT That's a problem for another time. We can let it mull for now.
>>44034544Does the Devil explicitly need to make all of its three offers to us? Can it offer Sammy something with one of its three deals?
>>44034569There are also settings where God is a dick
>>44034440>>Tell Sammy where you are>>44034510i'm with you bruh. Plus I'm waifuing sammy harder than I've ever waifued before.Seriously after how it's gone the prtoag has be a real cunt to just go full harem.
>>44034602We don't know. That's what I'm worried about. We didn't think to ask Angie.
>>44034595Even though we left out the demon thing and it could easily hurt her or us if she interrupts?You guys are doing this on purpose right?
>>44034610An omnipotent and omnipresent penis?Well this got magicalrealmy fast.
>>44034628We can.You know.Tell her now.Or ask her to run interference nearby like some are suggesting.
>>44034618It doesn't have to be full harem. If we fix it so Sammy and Jennifer are on good terms, they could just to "girl's nights" for the full moon or something. I just want to improve things for them and protect all of the broken people. Including our own parents who will undoubtedly have issues and need a support group when we bring them back.
>>44034673Currently being attracted to us doesn't mean that waifuing her or trying to attain any sort of polyamorous relationship is optimal, correct or the best option for her, you know.
>>44034673They'll love each other and they'll LIKE IT!or else.Man, vampirism and necromancy is gonna get fun.
>>44034632It would explain a lot of things.
>>44034673>when we bring them backI laughed
>>44034704Exactly. Who tells a powerful vampire what is and isn't moral for them? All our friends will love and care for each other. WE WILL HAVE OUR PERFECT FAMILY, EVEN IF THE WORLD MUST BURN.
You text Sammy to let her know where you are and that you're about to start the ritual, and you open the book to the appropriate page. The flame on the black candle immediately flares and starts to dance, turning black and leaking blood down the sides of the candle. The words on the page seem to glow, and before you can react you find them etching themselves into your mind, pouring out of your mouth in a voice you recognize only distantly as your own.When the chant is over you find yourself standing. The book is at your feet, and the black flame is three feet tall, slowly curling around into a ring. A small creature, like a red imp of some sort, emerges from the ring and flops onto the ground. It sighs softly and stands, stretching."I am Tellarie, demon of lust. I hunger for blood. Blah blah."The devil waves its hand in a circle."Let's cut to the chase. Give me your blood, hemomancer. I won't make any special deals, though I will ask one question. I've done this a few times before and never had any luck. What is your ambition? And it better be good!"You look down and find the knife and cup in your hands, and you cut your palm and start to fill the cup.>I'm going to become a powerful vampire.>I'm not telling you anything. Watch me though. You'll be impressed.>I don't have one>Other (write-in)
>>44034736I'm surprised he expects a happy ending.If we do bring them back they'll probably end up some weird semi-mindless demon-vampires that need to be destroyed or else Jesus is going to come down and fuck everything up forever because we are ruining the natural order or creation or something absurd like that.
>>44034761>I'm not telling you anything. Watch me though. You'll be impressed.By the time I'm done, the world will tremble.
>>44034761>>I'm not telling you anything. Watch me though. You'll be impressed.
>>44034761>I'm going to become an eldritch god and conquer heaven and hell to attain true immortality
>>44034761>I'm not telling you anything. Watch me though. You'll be impressed.>>44034747>>44034769EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE!EVERYONE WILL LOVE EACH OTHER AND MOM AND DAD WON'T FIGHT AND THEY'LL BE PROUD OF US AND LIKE SAMMY AND IT'LL BE PERFECT, LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!!A manic Oliver is going to be god-tier levels of crazy-fun
>>44034791Literally all we are trying to do is become a vampire powerful enough to bring our parents back from the dead. Undead-dead? Doubledead?We aren't trying to change the world, is what I am saying.
>>44034761>I'm not telling you anything. Watch me though. You'll be impressed.>Demon of Lust. Herewegoagain.
>>44034761>I'm not telling you anything. Watch me though. You'll be impressed.
>>44034812>He thinks it's going to stop at being an incredibly powerful vampire able to resurrect the deadAnon, it's not Become *A* Vampire Quest, it's Become *The* Vampire Quest.
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>>44034853delicious success, I hope
>>44034823Just accept it, it's clear that it's a theme of this quest.>>44034812Oh yee of little ambition>>44034808I want the manic voice to just be his inner monolog for a while.
>>44034839>he thinks the Alexander Anderson expy isn't going to show up and absolutely destroy us alongside a bunch of Belmont expiesWait, are we talking about what we want or what's likely?
>>44034903>Wait, are we talking about what we want or what's likely?Both, you self-hating vampire.
>>44034903Ambition, not success rate, so the former.
>>44034893Outwardly, he's his usual kind, charming self, but inwardly, he's a screaming little control freak who just desperately wants to fix his broken life.I can dig it.
>>44034923Wanting to go out in a blaze of glory the likes this world has never witnessed is self-hatred?
>>44034944Absolutely. And tries to fix the lives of everyone he cares about, cause IT SHOULD ALL BE PERFECT
"Ambition... I won't tell you what it is, but it's big. Keep a close eye out, you'll like what you see. You want someone big to drag down to hell, right? There won't be a name bigger."You offer the cup to the devil, and it takes it, swirling the contents briefly. It grins and downs the contents in one gulp."Ah... I can taste it in your blood... Have this on me then. I will open the gate within. I will carve the channel and guide your power."You feel something snap inside your head, something wholly natural and mundane breaking apart. It's pain like you've never known, so sharp and fierce that you can't even scream. You can feel it, every drop of blood in your body, full of life, and now, full of power. The devil turns to the ring of black fire, sparing a glance off to one side and winking before leaping back through the portal and vanishing.As you sink to your knees you feel hands on you, and there's a voice speaking your name, but for a few seconds all you can focus on is the vanishing pain and the feeling of raw power. You stop the bleeding from your palm with a thought, sealing the wound and slumping against Sammy. When did she get here? Oh right, she came to see you. Your head hurts, and you feel dizzy from blood loss. You close your eyes and find yourself drifting off in her arms.The sound of applause is jarring, but then, you can't think of any other way for Angie to react to your display."Ambition, I have it."She laughs."Well done."You smirk a bit."Thanks."-That's all for now. Hope you had fun.
>>44034980Yes, when we could be ruling the world instead. Why would we ever want to die?
>>44035022Thank you QM, Will we see you Wednesday, or should we just wait for next weekend?
>>44035046Unsure. I'll keep you posted though.
>>44035023Well, eventually the universe dies, and that's no fun, since everything else would die, and then we'd die.
>>44035022Thanks for running, QM! Our first step towards real power. I'm excited!>>44035001And when all he does is cause things to fall apart he'll just break down and start scream WHY AREN'T YOU HAPPY! BE HAPPY! EVERYONE'S GONNA BE HAPPY! THEY HAVE TO! I SAID SO!And then it will be a bad day for everyone who isn't a vampire necromancer blood mage with a suit of power armor.And Angie will be disappointed when we finally get put down.
>>44035118Nah, we will succeed. You and your pessimism and suffering can go back to /a/
>>44035132Can't fix everything with magic.
>>44035155I just like to a good man's life break apart. It's dramatic and engaging and entirely fun.I'm just saying, you can't fix everything, not realisitcally, Besides, it's basically a caricature. Oliver isn't that imbalanced. Yet.
>>44035022Okay, midrange plans:-Practice blood control, blood arrows/blood sword could be a thing-Acquire dorm building for our own. Get Angie to be building supervisor or whatever. -Move friends into dorm, and work on forting it up with magic and hypertech til it's a fortress/lair-Work with Angie on finangling power from devils and demons.-If Jennifer really does improve, we can get her to move into fort house too.-Gain more power. Find a form of healing/reading that does not require the death of another, like blood magic does.-Become a vampire of some sort. Considering the theme of the quest so far, and our first demon, we should expect to be something like the white court from the Dresden files, I think.-Rez family, work on happy ever after. Seem reasonable?
>>44035226>I just like to a good man's life break apart.So you're just a cruel sadistic bastard? There's enough pain and suffering in the real world, why do you want it in your escapism too?
>>44035309I don't think we'll get an entire dorm to ourselves, but the Wolfes may be willing to lend us some land to work on, for a price.
>>44035187But we probably can fix space-time. Especially if we ascend to godhood levels of power.
>>44035327It's fine when it's not mine. And it's not sadism, it's dramatically engaging. Seeing someone struggle to do what they feel is right, go too far, and journey from hero to villain until their end is fascinating and emotional. Life is usually full of a more banal evil. I like epic stories of doom-driven protagonists.
>>44035328Mel could help with that, but yea, the Wolfes are another option. I just think we need a secure base for our allies. Cause we're going to continue accruing both allies and enemies, probably from above and below.
>>44035351You like tragedy. I like success. The RNGods will probably determine which is the final answer. But I find stories of failure depressing and unsatisfactory. It doesn’t matter how epic the journey is, if they fail, I leave feeling pissed off and violent. There's enough darkness in the world as is. Our stories should bring light and hope.
>>44035378Good point. Maybe Mel's dad could give us some kind of self-setting-up house/bunker. But yeah, Hell's going to want us to start abusing our power OR ELSE and Heaven's angels might disapprove of Angie helping us condemn our immortal soul to the Pit.>>44035419But it's an EARNED failure! And it's not really failure! We'll probably totally achieve our goals, but maintaining that happiness is going to come at a cost, or several, and that's probably going to wear on poor Oliver. We'll make mistakes, and the more powerful he is, the more fallout there's going to be. We can only hold things together for so long until it becomes either too much, we find a way to actually fix everything (boring) or we start losing things and it becomes a game of "What is most important to me RIGHT NOW", what can we lose in order to keep our victories mostly in-tact.It's like someone beating an game, saving the princess, slaying the dragon and then asking And Then What? And that's something I find incredibly engaging. I super get the appeal of achieving the Good End, but the Flawed Success is just soooo interesting!
>>44035482I find the flawed success to be frustrating and tiresome. I derive less enjoyment from it than I would from an outright bad end because at least then I'd be able to move on to something enjoyable instead of forcing myself to suffer for months.
>>44035542Hey man, agree to disagree? Besides, it's up to QM how fucked the situation becomes. That said we DID accidentally engineer a near-rape and sold our soul to a devil. There's gonna be some highs and lows.
>>44035482The risk of losing something is fine, reward without risk is pointless, and fuckups should be punished in some way.A predetermined outcome of having to lose something no matter how hard you try with no theoretical path to protect everything, no matter how difficult, is obnoxious.Losing something important as the result of a single vote that did not make such a thing explicit can also be frustrating.
>>44035580>sold our soul to a devilOnly if we fuck up bad enough to die and go to hell, and one devil is the same as the rest in that case.
>>44035542I agree. Flawed success is such an overdone trope that it feels more predictable than anything else. We don't want it, that's why so many of us are shadowrunning everything we do.
>>44035624That's fair. I guess it's no different than anyone else. Everyone can potentially go to hell, we just get an advanced notice.
>>44035580Highs and lows, yes. But if you're here to try to intentionally make us fail, just leave. Our goal is to succeed in every way we want. Realistically, yes, we'll probably fail, but hoping for failure is disgusting.
>>44035684Why would I try that? The only thing I've fucked up are rolls, but that's outside my control. I'M the one who voted not to talk at ALL about Jessica with her husband. >>44029958
>>44035716And how are we supposed to know that? All we can link to you is the one anon wanting us to suffer and fail.
>>44035875I don't want us to fail! I'll shoot for the golden ending as hard as any other anon, I'm just saying that I find doomed victors and tragic heroes more interesting. I'm sticking with the quest, I just don't think it's going to have a super happy ending.
>>44035913Story is up to date here, for anyone who's interested. http://pastebin.com/ZhqQQpQ7