You're quite a bit late.Getting dressed in a hurry (fortunately, it's easy for you), you rush up the stairs and reach the Manse's rooftop just in time.Zareen, Radiant Starfall, Talon, Aexel and Lynne are standing on top of it, waiting for you. It's noon already, after all.They are gathered around an Azure Chariot. You already saw it once, but it never ceases to be amazing. A beautiful chariot crafted from what looks like pure sky-stuff, drawn by cerulean horses immersed in billowing white clouds, trailing frost and lightning with every spirited movement.They're ready to leave for Gem. To infiltrate the city and find your father, mother and sister. If possible, to extract them, if not, to provide you with intelligence on what is happening to your homeland.It's been too long."...Sorry." You apologize to them. "It's been, uh, a long night. I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.""Don't worry, we couldn't have left before even if we wanted to." Zareen taps her foot and glares at the Night Caste in her group. "Radiant and Talon were also late as heck. They just showed up ten minutes ago."You give them an interrogative glance."I drank too much at the party." Talon shrugs, defensive.Radiant smiles sheepishly, but offers no excuse or reply."Nevermind that, what's important is that we leave as soon as possible." Aexel tries to keep the conversation on track. "The spell will only last until sundown, and we need to make good progress before then." Then, to you: "...We're ready to leave."(cont.)
"If Rankar hasn't gotten rid of the servants in the palace, there's a few you can trust for information. Also... a few influential people in the Sun Market and the Sunken Bazaar, Nerus Dell, the captain of the Ashen Guard, and the old man of House Arbani, mister Halan". You inform them, handing them some of the notes and directions you prepared for this occasion. "I also drew a sketch of the main roads of the city and the layout of the palace... though it's from memory, so I can't promise anything."Radiant takes the sheaf of papers, looking rather surprised. "...Wow, you're being thorough.""You weren't expecting this?" You smile."No comment." She replies with a tactful smile. "How do we get this people to trust us? Is there a password or a sign?""Unfortunately, not that I know of. Maybe my dad would have something like that, but I don't know about anything. Also, I don't know if these people are still friendly to my family. The treasury of Gem is fantastically rich. That can change quite a few allegiances, and I don't doubt Rankar has been using it to consolidate himself into power.""We'll be careful." She replies as she leaps onto the Azure Chariot, the last one from the group to do so. The small chariot is quite crowded now. It's not going to be a comfortable trip for them."Anything else?" Zareen asks.>Thank you. And good luck.>Remember, this is just a scouting mission. Check the situation and report back.>If you find my family in Rankar's prisons, break them out immediately.>Do your best to undermine Rankar's position while you're there.>(Other?)
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. Queen of Gem, now ruling the western island of Tianna. You have gathered a vast amount of allies and friends, and defeated every threat to Tianna up to now.You recently discovered that Tianna is actually an artificial island, built around a First Age Titan: an almighty flying fortress. Your forces have crushed the Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water, a Deathlord who tried to usurp its power for himself.And now, on the day of your wedding, the Unconquered Sun Himself appeared to you and crowned you Princess of Creation, asking you to be an example for others in these dark times.>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/ExaltedfagNew System Info: http://pastebin.com/pvAZpsJ6Characters info (player-made): http://pastebin.com/5WnD47jpQuest in ebook format (player-made): https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wl5obxcwuakgdj/Exalted%20Quest%20-%20Threads%2001-101%20%5Bpdf%5D.rar?dl=0
>>44089388>My family is more important than Rankar or other Exalted business, but any info on these topics is also good.
>>44089388>Remember, this is just a scouting mission. Check the situation and report back.
>>44089388>My family is more important than Rankar or other Exalted business, but any info on these topics is also good.Welcome back!
>>44089388>Thank you. And good luck.>My family is more important than Rankar or other Exalted business, but any info on these topics is also good.If we're sending in a whole circle of Exalted I'm more comfortable with them attempting a rescue, but we should leave it up to their judgement on whether or not to proceed with it depending on how things are in Gem.
>>44089377>3 Personal EssenceHey EF is that right?Did we get another box of it?
>>44089377Maka is so strong now...>>44089388Hello sexy~
>>44089545Yeah, basically this. It's our best chance to get our family out, but doing so will tip our hand to Rankar. If he's just a mortal with a mortal army, then we don't have much to worry about. If he's gathered Exalted and gotten closer to the Realm, then that's more worrisome. So, basically, we trust them and their judgement. And thank them so much. This is a big thing they're doing for us.
>>44089377>"I drank too much at the party." Talon shrugs, defensive.>Radiant smiles sheepishly, but offers no excuse or reply.Did he tell her?I wonder if they slept together or just talked all night
>>44089679I don't know the calculations, but we did just bump up Mental by one and Cult by... two? Both improve our Essence.Also, I'd like to make a call for Summoning the Loyal Steel to be one of the next Charms we get. It's just too iconic and useful.
>>44089699Well, they were almost as late as us and we certainly did more than talk all night.Also, D'AWWW
>>44089711It's all the right amount of essence, I just wasn't sure if us having more personal essence is correct or just a mistake on EF's part, I wasn't even aware we could get more
>>44089711Especially so we can get the War Strider charm too. Also cleavage pocket
"Yeah. The most important thing is... make sure no harm comes to my family, ok? Find them, break them out if they're in danger...but be careful.""We're professionals." Radiant Starfall reassures you."And.. thank you. This means a lot for me.""It's a pleasure." Aexel nods, picking up in hand the horses' reins.Without need for any other sort of signal, the Chariot takes off, picks up speed at a fantastic pace, and quickly disappears in the distance, trailing clouds.You stand there for a while, staring into the southern horizon, before going back inside.There's still a lot to do. You'll leave for the Neck tonight. This will be an amusing honeymoon in multiple ways.You return to your room, where both Tia and Amata still lie on your disheveled bed under the tangled blankets. Amata is clearly sleeping, but Tia pops out eagerly as soon as she detects your return."They left?" She asks."Yeah." You sigh, pulling a chair up to your desk and sitting down heavily. You can't help but be worried, but now the whole thing is out of your hands. You can only wait for their message now.>Pick up Amata's plans for the honeymoon.>Talk with Tia about the Honeymoon.>Talk with Tia about the Neck.>Talk with Tia about (Other?).>You should go through all those wardrobes for some new dress. You think you can carry five more since your Essence increased with the Crown.>(Other?)
>>44089933>Talk with Tia about the Neck.
>>44089933>>You should go through all those wardrobes for some new dress. You think you can carry five more since your Essence increased with the Crown.Oh boy
>>44089933>You should go through all those wardrobes for some new dress. You think you can carry five more since your Essence increased with the Crown.Let's see what she has planned and get more dresses
>>44089933>>You should go through all those wardrobes for some new dress. You think you can carry five more since your Essence increased with the Crown.Yay, shopping!
>>44089933>Talk with Tia about the Honeymoon.The wardrobe option is too soon for the thread. Let's post suggestions at the end so that EF can go through them at a leisure pace and make an album for us to vote for the next thread.
>>44089933>You return to your room, where both Tia and Amata still lie on your disheveled bed under the tangled blankets. Amata is clearly sleepingPregnant as fuck.I mean depending if enough time has passed after she stopped taking Maiden's Tea at least
>>44090011Not a terrible Idea
>>44090011It won't be as hard to do this time since it's only five new dresses rather than a whole new set
>>44090036If we get to suggest outfits, the thread will quickly become a cheesecake thread.Not a bad thing, but it will eat posts too fast for the quest.
>>44089933>You should go through all those wardrobes for some new dress. You think you can carry five more since your Essence increased with the Crown.Obviously the outfit from the picture you commissioned needs to be one of the five, that leaves us with four more.
>>44090100I'd also like a dress like from the OP actually, the open white one.
>>44090117Oh, yeah, I'm down for that. I always just went to 22 as the closest thing. Although we only have the upper body shot, so it's a little vague for a wardrobe option.
>>44090160There's a few people/pieces of art I can think of that have a similar appearance to it, back when we announced our marriage with Amata we used Ragyou from Kill la Kill for instance
>>44090160>>44090172I have this saved from when we went to a party in a previous thread, it's what I always imagined the full dress looked like.
>>44090195Yeah that's the one I was thinking of, I really liked that one.
>>44090195We can use this for the back.
>>44089377I just realized thanks to the LCoT boosting our essence and us buying Zenith, our new MDV is 5 now. With Sun-King Radiance that means all of our loyal subjects have an Exalted level mental defense
You put some order back on your desk, while Tia nuzzles up to you for some extra attention."...I should probably... mhh. Amata's sleeping?" You glance back at the bed.Tia nods with a broad grin. "Why?" She asks, evidently suspecting/hoping you're planning something about it."...Say, Tia? We have to get ready for the Honeymoon, so we should look our best. ...Let's raid the wardrobes."She nods eagerly, and follows you outside.You silently close the door behind you in order to not disturb Amata, and then cheerfully go rampage through Tianna's collection of clothing.(One of the outfits will be the black and gold one, so you have 4 choices.)>>44090160(I've also considered #22 to be equivalent. It's flashier and with more jewelry, but it fits Maka)I'll be compiling a small collection of images and uploading them to Imgur, meanwhile feel free to post suggestions. If you're fast enough, they'll get added.
>>44090287I don't remember if I posted this already or not.
>>44090287>(I've also considered #22 to be equivalent. It's flashier and with more jewelry, but it fits Maka)Yeah that's cool then, I don't mind.Still a fan of Sona's clothes
>>44090287Something to wear when we're going fast on our sweet ride, especially since we have a hearthstone to power it now.
>>44090330I'm trying to imagine how strained that top would be on Maka... We need more art
>>44090330This actually reminds me of that naked jacket look we had back after we killed the raksha behemoth and took the fae's clothes.That was a good look
>>44090287That edit anon did would be pretty I think
>>44090287Someone did a fanart with an interesting design.
>>44090287This one even comes with gauntlets
>>44090287I'd like to replace #13 with this one. It's not as ridiculous and does the same thing.
>>4409038710kg of softness
>>44089377>>44089388Dubble dubbs approve of our new format! Glory!(also easier to spot it now, since we have been used to the Maka in white dress and zoomed in on her top half)Regarding dresses we should pack some that are a bit out of our comfort zones just so we can sometimes fuck with peoples head. A Victorian or traditional Chinese cover everything super elaborate dress, perhaps a tuxedo, ninja clothes, things like that.
>>44090287But with a sun or florim symbol instead of crosses and stuff
>>44090399Who did this?
>>44090287You should reserve a spot for a houtengeki dress.>>44090416We already have clothes like that. We just rarely use them.
>>44090287have something more religious in nature.
>>44090287Maka has not worn any booty shorts ever. Time to correct this. Top is optional.
>>44089377>Love and Justice & Hopes and Dreams>Hopes and DreamsNow I have the Undertale OST stuck in my head
Ok, uploading now.
>>44090425Wings of the Raptor when
>>44090287How about a regular bikini?
>>44090515https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGaneyDfyls>Maka's theme song
>>44090447A random artist. Don't know who it is, sorry.
>>44090664Maka can totally get music to play from her tits, that's what PCP is for
http://imgur.com/a/OEbamHere you go.Each of you gets 4 votes. Voting time is 1 hour. Vote using the format #xxwhere xx is the sequential number of the picture in question.
>>44090758You missed some>>44090299>>44090385>>44090399>>44090519
>>44090758#03#04#05#06>>44090784Or ignored them
>>44090758#02#03#08#09A small selection today, shouldn't take too long I think.
>>44090758#4#5#6#7Though personally I like >>44090299 the best of all of them.
>>44090784>>44090299 Isn't different enough from current outfits #06, #16 and #23.>>44090385 is not a clear image and only shows the back.>>44090399 looks too "robotic".>>44090519 was posted after i had started uploading.
...Alright, for some reason it only uploaded the nine pictures from this thread and not the 40+ pictures i was also uploading from my hard disk. I didn't double-check the imgur gallery and left on an errand right after making the post, so I didn't realize... ugh.(For now let's stick with the ones you voted for (#4, #5, #6 and #7), but later (as previously promised) you'll have the chance to review your entire wardrobe)
>>44091336>not the 40+ picturesOw.
>>44091336Shouldn't that be 4, 5, 6, and 8?
>>4409137007 has one more than 8
>>44091336If we're going to be voting again later, this outfit from the catalog caught my eye after you posted the first gallery.
>>44091405They're tied actually
>>44091442We are not Amata, anon.I could see that being her wedding dress, without the ugly headgear
>>44091455He likely deleted the vote just after EF was counted them.
>>44091370>>440914057 and 8 are tied unless you count the deleted post, so I guess it's up to EF?
>>44091489Doesn't make a difference in the end. We will get to review the wardrobe at the end of the thread.The winning outfits of now might not make it in the end. Which would suck hard.
You spend a gleeful afternoon with Tia, trying things in the wardrobe and picking the best for yourself, storing them in your pocket clothing dimension....Maybe you're following Tia's advice a bit too much. Buy hey! She's having fun.In fact, she's been downright ecstatic and hyperactive since the ceremony. You have to admit, you share that feeling.The rest of the day, you have to spend training the Steelshards.They're forming up to be really amazing fighters, and to be honest you're kind of jealous. Part of you would like to see them give up being mercenaries and work for you, but you're hesitant to ask directly.Still, you can worry about that once their training is complete, one week from now.For now, you get your things in order and prepare to embark. The ships that will carry you to the Neck must have set sail from Tianna City already, and will be here shortly.Regis and Millian will be with you in their role as chief maid and chief butler, together with a decent number of other servants. All mortal, though: the goblin maids can't leave the manse, and even if they could it would probably be inappropriate to bring them along.When you return from all the preparations, heading for the shore next to Pearl (and for the first time seeing clearly your new Manse, a beautiful silver and azure palace rising from the shores of the small island), you meet up with Amata, already there with... a consistent number of servants and an impressive pile of baggage herself. (As for you, you're travelling relatively light, and Tia just has her daiklave and the clothes she's wearing...)"...You're carrying all that stuff?" You wonder, surprised."Well, a lady has needs. Besides, we're aiming to impress." She admits. "Speaking of impressive..."She gives you an odd look. "...Huh? ...What?" You react. "What's wrong?"(cont.)
I'm really surprised there aren't more lewd pastebins about this quest.
>>44091660Do we need them?I tried once. Didn't turn out good enough
>>44091542>Amata: For your clothes, you are only allowed three gold coins, for the duration of the diplomatic journey>Maka: Oh, you can buy a lot with three gold coins.>Amata: You misunderstood. You are only allowed three gold coins *as* your clothes.
"I was just thinking of how dangerous you could be now that you have that hearthstone." She mumbles. "I was worrying that it might have been a mistake to give it to you.""Oh, come on." You giggle. "Afraid that I might endanger the purity of maidens across Creation?"She gives you a serious look, and you drop the giggling."...what? Really? Come on, I'm not like that." You defend yourself.Amata glances sideways at Tia. "Back me up here.""You're totally like that." She replies. "And, really, it's not like I don't understand that.""...Understand what?" Why are you being painted as a villain now?"Well, some Lunars do a lot of Beastmen-making with their tribes, you know. But, they're pros and know what they're doing." She averts her eyes, and adds "sometimes" in a whisper. "But I agree with Amata, Big Maka is a dangerous weapon.""Wait, what's Big Maka- ooooh wait a second. A pet name? Really? Did you just come up with it?"Fortunately, Millian looks like she has no idea what you're talking about. Regis totally does, but he's doing his best to ignore the whole discussion."Relax, I'm not saying we should sequester the hearthstone from you." Amata reassures you. "Just... I had a safety talisman made." She hands you a small bone trinket on a very slender gold chain of adjustable length. "Just be sure to wear it with other people.""...Safety talisman?" You wonder."Safety talisman." She nods, putting air quotes around "safety". "Works both ways, and should be strong enough even for an Exalted.You hold up the small chain to eye level and grin. "...This is a really fucked up thing to give to your husband on the day before your honeymoon, you know.""The irony's not lost on me." She shrugs, apparently finding the issue amusing herself. "But I know you, and like you the way you are. 'Sides, got nothing against a little hareming on the side. After all..." And she holds up the hand with the ring. "I got you, hook, line and sinker."(cont.)
>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.>I don't need this! I'm a responsible adult. I know how to handle myself.>Why do you think I should wear this? >(Other?)
>>44091738>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.We are kinda a slut sometimes, so it's not like their concern is unwarranted.They could have picked a less awkward time to give it to us though.
>>44091738>>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.Ouch, that stings a bit
>>44091720>I don't need this! I'm a responsible adult. I know how to handle myself.Pout for maximum effect
>>44091738>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.I'll take it 'cause I think it's actually kinda useful, but we totally aren't that bad anymore. Like the only people in danger of getting Maka'd are all of our female Exalted, okay fine.
>>44091720>I don't need this! I'm a responsible adult. I know how to handle myself.Childish Maka is too cute.
>>44091738>I don't need this! I'm a responsible adult. I know how to handle myself.>Why do you think I should wear this? i don't like how they're treating Maka with this.
>>44091792Absolutely not, beyond this being a dumb alternative to just taking the magic condom, the Hearthstone is incredibly useful on it's own
>>44091807And probably the male ones.and maybe some of the godblooded too, but only maybe
>>44091776>>44091781That's pretty needless, though. Kind of pointless to need a talismant to use what amount to a sex toy.I mean, if Maka wasn't pregnant, would they tell her to wear a anti-impregnation item?
>>44091841If Maka wasn't pregnant and was having sex with people she would be taking Maiden's Tea, this is the equivalent of having a condom on for ManMaka, so it's not actually a bad item.That said we should totally be pouty about this
>>44091841>Works both ways, and should be strong enough even for an Exalted.I'm pretty sure it is one.
>>44091841>would they tell her to wear a anti-impregnation item?They would tell her to use Maiden's Tea to not get pregnant
>I don't need this! I'm a responsible adult. I know how to handle myself.
>>44091738>>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.Be really pouty about it though.
>>44091738>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.I'll take it since Tia's proven that Maiden's Tea isn't effective on us, but I'm on board with being a bit indignant
So obviously, we take the talisman off when with Tai and Amata, right?
>>44091912Yes, and anyone else we want to get pregnant.
>>44091912Obviously, we gotta make sure Amata is pregnant
>>44091912Yes. And with Radiant and Ririth too. And Valeriana.
>>44091738>Accept the safety talisman and wear it. Far too useful to turn down. Definitely be pouty and mildly offended about it.
>>44091934And Silk and her maids.
>>44091934And the water court when we visit again.
>>44091954They probably can't get pregnant though
>>44091720>Why do you think I should wear this?I'm kinda offended at this. This is some serious lack of trust.>>44091934Don't forget all of the lunars and radiant starfall.
>>44091965Fae and Humans can get each other pregnant, it even creates its own kind of godblooded.
>>44091934We should also take it off for the important gods we meet and seduce or very important exalted, specially if they are dragon blooded.
>>44091738>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.ffffiiiiiiiinnnnneeeee! But don't expect me to like it!
>>44092023No we shouldn't, we should be taking it off when we want to have kids and everyone involved has volunteered and agreed to it.Plus if a Celestial got a DB pregnant our higher essence would ruin the chance of that child being a DB. I think
Geez, when talk of magical condemns come up people sure do get offensive.
>>44091934>Maka's beauty and Valeriana's brains Oh baby
>>44092088I feel like Maka would be a bit indignant about it. She doesn't like admitting she's a nymphomaniac
Why is Maka the one who needs this? Can't she put her god tier social to persuade people to drink enough maiden tea to go sterile for a month?
>>44092124Well we could, but the responsible thing to do is to take precautions on our end especially since Tia has proven that Maiden's Tea isn't perfect.
>>44092142To be fair, few lunars can match Tia's determination in knocking their solar mate.
>>44092124The same reason to just wear a condom in real life than to make your partner take pills before sleeping with them. It's easier, faster, there's no worry about the availability of said drug/Tea, fewer health hazards, etc.
>>44091738>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.>Gripe about it.
Honnestly, it's an amazingly useful item, but our beloved are really bad at selling the idea.I mean, they present it as if it was a constraint Maka had to deal with, rather than something that allow her to fuck people without risk>>44091738>>Accept the "safety talisman" and wear it.>Make a joke about how them being the most amazing wife and husband don't spare them from working on their sale pitch
>>44092255Uh, you're spot on.
>>44092088It's not so much the condom as it is being told in a serious conversation to not go around getting people pregnant. If they had just said it was an easier alternative to Maiden's Tea it would be great, but it sounds like they expect Maka to go around being reckless with people
"I don't need this! I'm a responsible adult. I know how to handle myself." You pout and protest.Amata glares at Regis, who gets the hint and drags Millian away with an excuse ("Hey, actually, I think I forgot to pack your set of kitchen knives..."), leaving the three of you alone on the beach as you step a bit away from the pile of luggage and other maids to have a more private conversation."It's not a matter of not trusting you." Amata backs up, but doesn't stop offering the talisman. "It's just that... well, you're kind of unfair."You grab the talisman being dangled in front of your eyes. "...Unfair?""I don't think there are many beings in Creation that would pass up the chance to end up in your bed if offered." She points out."Well, thank you...""I'm not finished." She shoots you down. "If they're male and you're male, or if they're female and you're female, nothing serious happens. If they're male and you're female... well right now nothing can happen, y'know, so it doesn't matter. But if you're male and they're female, it might be problematic.""Well, come on. If they don't want to become pregnant, they can just take some Maiden's Tea..." You shrug."Two problems with that. First: you're one to talk. You were on the tea as well, and now-"You glance at Tia, who seems very proud of herself. "...Yeah, good point. I thought she was a special case, though?""And you aren't?" Amata suggests.You roll your eyes. "The second problem?""I don't think that there's anyone could NOT want a child from you." She points out. "And that's also problematic.""Really?" Tia asks, innocently. "I think it's fine.""Yeah, but you're also a serial rapist." Amata shoots back at her.She seems to take it as a compliment. Amata groans. "She's a bad influence on you. Heck, you're being bad influences on each other.You clasp the small chain around your waist. "I'm just going to wear this because you're so worried, mind you." You mumble and grumble.(cont.)
>>44092255Treating her like this will cause her to limit break, calling it now. Maybe not now, but one day.
>>44092293>"I don't think that there's anyone could NOT want a child from you." She points out. "And that's also problematic."That's also true, there's god knows many people that would kill to have a demigods child for themselves, to use or raise as their own child super soldier
(i must go briefly AFK, sorry.)
>>44092289Turns out Amata isn't the best at talking about her husband's dickMust come from handling the pussies of at least two generations of Maka's family.
>>44092343We aren't going to limit break just because someone says something we don't like all the time.By Raw gaining limit is done by going against who you are as a person, like Maka being forced to kill innocents or take part in suffering, just being told Hey don't be irresponsible wouldn't be enough, even if it was kinda badly put.
>>44092422To be fair, the Abyssals managed to make her limit break from being denied in her attempt to talk to their leader.
>>44092422>By rawEF doesn't follow Raw to the letter. Maka has had two breaks, at minimum, and both were in different situations and with different manifestation.And, by raw, there are limit breaks that happen exactly that way.
>>44092454They were also trying to force her to acknowledge the Curse as a thing which probably exasperated the issue
>>44092357Solar exaltation isn't hereditary like DBs, though. A child of two Solars will probably just be a dumb mortal.
>>44092468A Solar gives birth to solar half-castes
>>44092462>And, by raw, there are limit breaks that happen exactly that way.That happens to people that fundamentally against being told what to do, high conviction exalts. You are right about EF using his own thing for the Great Curse, but it's a bad assumption to make that if you make Maka mad or be mean to her she'll go baby eating crazy like the old First Age Solars
>>44092572>she'll go baby eating crazy like the old First Age SolarsI never said that, and that's not what limit break is, specially in Maka's case. At best, she'd hurt someone's feelings again, at worst, she'd impregnate the whole archipelago.Limit Break is not becoming a first age solar, that's a separate process that is also caused by the curse.
"Sure, sure." She smiles and nods."By the way, did Valeriana make this? I didn't know she was into talisman-making too." You wonder."Uh, no." Suddenly, Amata seems evasive.Your curiosity has been aroused. "...Amata? Who made this?" You grin."Um, I have some friends in the Celestial Ewer who take care of this sort of things."Oh, more heaven stuff. She's always evasive when it's Yu Shan talk.One day, you'll get there properly. And then, you'll paint the town red.After a while, the ships arrive. Three magitech vessels, restored from the wrecks and captured ships of the Skullstonian navy and adapted for your own use. And flying Tianna's flag!The three ships reach the shore and rowboats start shuttling onboard all the luggage and maids (who seem fairly adept on their own with the oars. Probably comes from being a westerner.Something bugs you. "Why are we so sure that a Storm Mother won't come and give us trouble, actually?" You wonder. Sure, they don't attack all ships, and you never stumbled in one despite doing quite a bit of sailing yourself, both as an Exalted and before, but you've always wondered."Because they're storms." Amata shrugs. "Besides, there are some routes that are safer than others. In any case, I doubt there's any Storm Mother dumb enough to show up and give us trouble."From the boats, as the Steelshards mount aboard, you see the crews, headed by Rubel, Iohannes and Alexei, waving at you in welcome. The restored ships are indeed impressive. They look shiny and brand new, plated in polished metal and decorated with garish, warm colors and garlands of flowers on the mast and prow. The lines are alluringly curvy, giving the idea of a speedy yet solid design, and feature a dual propulsion, both with sails and with paddlewheels (which seem to be inactive at the time). On each ship's deck, two Essence cannons have been installed on swivel mounts, giving to each wide arcs of fire all around. (cont.)
>>44092686>The lines are alluringly curvymaka please do not fuck the boat.
>>44092686>Oh, more heaven stuff. She's always evasive when it's Yu Shan talk.Our wife is such a party pooper.
>>44092686>attacking a boat with three high essence CelestialsWe could totally kick a Storm Mother's ass now
>>44092686>I doubt there's any Storm Mother dumb enough to show up and give us trouble.">If one show up, she'll start asking for sex
>>44092744>>44092748>Storm Mother shows up>Asks what woman dares defy her>No fighting, just pop the Crown
>>44092742Don't worry. Boats are female and Maka is also female right now. Also she has that contraception charm.We'd probably also need a much higher essence or go into the wyld before this could become an issue, so I don't know what the big deal is.
>>44092789You mean, >no fightning, just pop Big Makaright?
>>44092810We could go looking for that one artifact that one Solar used to fuck a mountain.
The crews, though, despite their new and frankly impressive uniforms, look like the same dirty bunch of rowdy pirates you know. Glad to know that's not changed. You shoulder some of Amata's baggage and leap onboard. (No sense waiting for a rowboat or anything, the ships are barely twenty meters off the shore.)"Is the title Queen Maka or Princess Maka now?" Rubel gmiles, as he however still bows reverently to you as you step onboard. "In any case, at your service, as always.""You scored a pretty nifty ship." You reply, impressed, as Tia and Amata join you onboard. "It's an amazing ship." He nods. "I wanted to call her Bloodshark II, after my late boat lost to them damn skullfaced bastards, but then Admiral Hazaakaa suggested that that might be a bad name, now that we might have to be mindful of gods and such."You have to admit that that's not a bad idea. References to "blood", "sharks" or similar nouns are common for pirate boats in the west, both as intimidation and to dedicate the ship to Siakal, the western goddess of war, who is also patron of sharks.However, Siakal is also, from what you heard, an especially nasty customer, and naming one of your ships after an important regional deity might have political repercussions."...So, how did you name this beauty?""I was hoping you could help me find a name for it." He replies. "After all, this is going to be our navy's Flagship for the foreseeable future.""Foreseeable future?" You wonder why that specific phrasing."Until crazy scientist team Val and Irene get an airship in the air." Amata suggests with a smile.Oh. Right. >I don't have any suggestion. You're free to name her however you want!>How about... (suggest a name)Combined with:>Queen Maka is fine. It's more proper.>I prefer Princess Maka. Makes me feel cuter.>Divine Maka for you, peasant!>Just be neutral and use Lady Maka. It's classy.>Just Maka. It should be enough.
>>44092840Why would we need an artifact for that? We just have the mountain's god materialize.
>>44092840Indeed, Maka has many Charms left to learn
>>44092873>>I don't have any suggestion. You're free to name her however you want!>>Queen Maka is fine. It's more proper. No option for Empress?
>>44092873>How about... >> Wave Of Conquest>Divine Maka, if you joined the cult.>Queen Maka, otherwise.
>>44092873>I don't have any suggestion. You're free to name her however you want!>I prefer Princess Maka. Makes me feel cuter.>>44092874I'm talking about the actual mountain, not it's god.
>>44092874Because the Solar in question explicitly did nott fall in love with the god of the mountain. He fell in love with THE MOUNTAIN. He had a fancy artifact made just so that he could fuck it.The resulting... eruption killed thousands, including the Solar in question.
>>44092873>I prefer Princess Maka. Makes me feel cuter.
Also, I got together some pics for the clothes. Now the question is how to handle this.>Let's keep the ones we just voted on for now. Sometime in the future we'll do a general vote and swap our entire wardrobe.>Let's keep the ones we just voted on for now. Sometime in the future we'll do a specific vote to change just those four.>Let's redo the vote with the full selection of pictures, to choose the four new costumes.>Let's redo the vote with the full selection of pictures, to swap our entire wardrobe.Again, sorry for the mess. I should've checked the link before posting it and going AFK.
>>44092904Empress is for when we have multiple kingdoms under our belt.
>>44092873>How about... (Sun's Tide)>Divine Maka, if you joined the cult.>Queen Maka, otherwise.Keep the sun motiff on
>>44092873>How about... (suggest a name)Shield of Creation>Queen Maka is fine. It's more proper.
>How about... (suggest a name)Glorious Solar dawn>Queen Maka is fine. It's more proper.
>>44092943>>Let's keep the ones we just voted on for now. Sometime in the future we'll do a specific vote to change just those four.
>>44092933>>44092926I don't see the difference.
>>44092943>How about... (suggest a name)>Divine Maka, if you joined the cult.>Queen Maka, otherwise.Curl of the Seas>>44092943>Let's keep the ones we just voted on for now. Sometime in the future we'll do a specific vote to change just those four.>and #13>>44092944So, soon?
>>44092944>queen of gem and tianna
>>44092873>How about Alluring Curve?>Queen Maka is fine.
>>44092873>I prefer Princess Maka. Makes me feel cuter.>How about... (suggest a name)I'm having a bit of trouble, I figure he wants to keep it pirate-y, but I want to avoid any mention of Siakal. >>44092943>>Let's redo the vote with the full selection of pictures, to choose the four new costumes.I'm not a fan of the ones chosen, but I came in too late to vote
>>44092969As in the actual geological mountain peak. The rock formation that makes up the mountain.Not the god in charge of the mountain, the mountain itself.It's the difference between someone falling in love with the Titan and someone falling in love with Flame.
>>44092873>How about... (suggest a name)The Solar Dawn>I prefer Princess Maka. Makes me feel cuter.
>>44092873>I don't have any suggestion. You're free to name her however you want!>Divine Maka, if you joined the cult.>Queen Maka, otherwise.>>44092943>Let's keep the ones we just voted on for now. Sometime in the future we'll do a general vote and swap our entire wardrobe.If we are to change them, can we put the #04 or #06 on? One is sexy and divine, and the other I want to thank the drawfag for it.
>>44093014>As in the actual geological mountain peak. So fuck the god of the geological mountain peak.
>>44092943>>Let's keep the ones we just voted on for now. Sometime in the future we'll do a general vote and swap our entire wardrobe.
>>44093033But he's not in love with the God, he's in love with the mountain.That would be like fucking your wife's boss because you love your wife.
>>44092944Well I guess we have to wait
>>44092873>How about we hold off naming her for a bit? This journey is a good oportunity to find a fitting name, after all.And that way we can ask if the ship being dedicated to the shark goddess is fine or not. >Queen Maka is fine, but call me however you want
>>44093053No, that would be more like having some sort of mind-sex with your wife instead of fucking her body.
>>44093053Actually, it would be like fucking a woman because you're in love with her car
>>44093084I'd say it would be more like fucking a woman because you're in love with her body, but don't like her as a person.
>>44093068A god is a being in charge of something, not the thing in question
>>44093033A god of a thing isn't the actual thing, he's in charge of it and takes care of it, but if you killed a mountain god you wouldn't destroy the mountain.
>>44093084Or sucking someone's dick because you're in love with his office complex, yeah.>>44093104You'd be wrong.
>>44093053>>44093068>>44093084>>44093104>>44093109>>44093115I feel like a discussion about the finer points of Creation's theolometaphysics, and how they pertain to boning, isn't getting us anywhere useful here.
>>44093109It's actually more muddled than that.>>44093115The link between a god and his domain is a lot more concrete than just being an owner of something. As such the comparison of being in "love" with someone's body but not their personality is better.
>>44092873Name, name... The sun sets in the West, so something about it kissing the waves? That's Maka-ish. Can't think of anything that sounds good, though.>Just be neutral and use Lady Maka. It's classy.It's what they've been using, and I don't want them to have to change. I like to think our captains help keep us grounded, too.
>>44093125True, however Maka has probably had these debates before, considering what she thinks about.
>>44093125I would, however, make a perfectly valid topic of discussion to Maka and Tia and whoever else is curious enough.
>>44093150It. IT.Not I, IT.I would not be a good topic. ;_;
>>44093109Well a mortal's soul also isn't that mortal's body. They're exactly as separate as a mountains's god and the physical mountain.
>>44093138>As such the comparison of being in "love" with someone's body but not their personality is better.Sure, if you're talking about Eclipse Phase where you can freely sleeve in and out of bodies. But in Exalted, a god can literally just quit their job and leave their domain, or get fired, and have a new god appointed in their place. It's a close link than just being an owner, but a whole lot weaker than the link between body and mind.
>>44093167>They're exactly as separate as a mountains's god and the physical mountain.No, they're not. The mountain's god can literally hand in a resignation letter and leave this very afternoon, and have a new god living there by tomorrow. It's only slightly more intimate than a normal job due to magical domain-maintenance super powers.
>>44093167They really aren't, a mountain's god can get killed and replaced without much effect to the mountain itself. You can't say the same about a mortal and his soul
>>44093149But we're teaching people how Exalted works!But okay no, time to stop.
>>44093172>But in Exalted, a god can literally just quit their job and leave their domain, or get firedSo can a mortal with their body. How do you think ghosts come to be? Or the apotheosis of a mortal into a god? Or just death and reincarnation basically.>>44093185Yes they are.>>44093187Depends on which of the mortal's souls you're talking about specifically. I don't know how it would work if the lower soul was left intact.
>>44093187>>44093185>>44093172>>44093167>>44093150Please take this to the Exalted General.Ship Name Voting Showdown:>Wave Of Conquest>Sun's Tide>Shield of Creation>Glorious Solar dawn>Curl of the Seas>Alluring Curve>The Solar Dawn(It's REALLY bad luck, in western folklore, for a ship to sail without a name. Something about faeries.
>>44093203>Sun's TideFeel free to rename it now or in the future
>>44093203>>Alluring CurveEverything else is a cliche. Except maybe Curl of the Seas, that one is also nice, but my vote goes to Alluring Curve.
>>44093201>How do you think ghosts come to be?By fucking dying. A god can literally just get up, walk out the front door of his Sanctum, and be done with that domain forever.It's literally just a house and a job title, plus magical tools for managing and maintaining the place.A god isn't his domain the way a person is his body.
>>44093203>Curl of the Seas
>>44093203>Curl of the Seas>>44093226A mortal can also literally do that, they'd just need to know how and train for it.>A god isn't his domain the way a person is his body.A person is not his body at all.
>>44093203>>Curl of the Seas
>>44093203>>Sun's TideSomething Westish and nice, I want to save the really big names for our future super airship
>>44093203>Churl of the Seas:^)
>>44093203>>Sun's TideIs Curl a reference to something I'm not getting?
>>44093286The ship's curves?Google says its a (very sexy) hairstyle
>>44093286It's not a cliche for one. It's also more personal and has some personality. Unlike most of the other names which are just "let's come up with another completely bland exalted-sounding name".
>>44093304You have to samefag to vote for three things at once, anon. It doesn't count if it's in the same post.
>>Curl of the Seas
>>44092828>Popping Big MakaAren't Storm Mothers utterly hideous?
>>44093203>>Sun's TideI think "Curl of the Seas" sounds pretty bad. Sun's Tide is kind of bland, but at least it has a nice ring to it
>>44092874The Solar in question did not fall in love with the mountain's god. He fell in love with the actual, physical mountain.
>>44093381I don't think so.
>>44093393I see no difference.
>>44093393>>44093403And we're back to point 0.
>>44093399I remember that being their defining trait. They hate other women for being prettier than them. Especially nymphs, which is why they kidnap and enslave them.
>>44093403Gods aren't the thing they have a portfolio over, they're its caretakers. They handle reporting its status to heaven, and whatnot.He didn't want to fuck the guy in charge of cleaning the mountain and making it look shiny, he wanted to fuck the mountain.I'm not going to elaborate further because this kind of discussion doesn't belong in a quest, and it'll just shit up the thread.
>>44093310A ship's name should have some meaning, even if you don't like any of the ones given the one you pick shouldn't be based on whether or not it sounds cliche
>>44093403>>44093411>>44093441Okay at this point you really have to move to Exalted General if you want to keep going on since EF has already said stop.
>>44093417They're jealous of pretty women, but I've never heard they were especially hideous themselves. More "how dare you be pretty" than "how dare you be prettier than me?"
>>44093441So basically the solar in question wanted to date rape the god in question by fucking his mountain. Gotcha.>>44093453Curl of the Seas has plenty of meaning. It calls to how similar the curling of the sea that happens with waves and how the curvy shape of the ship are similar. It's also appropriate for maka since she's all about the curves.The Sun's Tide is just Sea variety Sol reference #1248912
>>44093478The hideous thing was from 1e I think, I can't remember if ti was in any of the 2e write ups though.>>44093505But what does Curl of the Sea mean for this specific ship, I do agree that not everything needs an UCS reference, but we are going to have a lot of those considering we have Mentor 6 and pretty much everyone in the threads loves the guy. I personally wanted something kinda pirate-y or corsair ish for the ships name, but couldn't think of anything good.
>>44093595>But what does Curl of the Sea mean for this specific shipIt's Maka's flagship. Wherever it goes you can bet it's gonna get a lot more curvy.>I personally wanted something kinda pirate-y or corsair ish for the ships name, but couldn't think of anything good.The entire reason we're giving the ship a different name to what its captain wanted is because we didn't want a pirate name for it because of political implications.
You think about it long and hard."...Curl of the Sea?"He nods. "Not bad. Where did it come from?""The curvy shape of the ship brought it to mind. It's the literal translation of the word for "Wave" in Firetongue, Gem dialect, by the way. Gem's so far from the sea that there's no native word for "wave", or a lot of maritime words. Normally they're just borrowed from the dialects of the cities and states that live further north, closer to the coast. But, when someone wants to be romantic or poetic...""I like it! Alright, Kamn, fetch me a bottle of grog.""A bottle of grog, or a bottle of GOOD grog?" The sailor wonders."Good, of course." He replies, fetching the green glass bottle as the sailor offers it to him and handing it over to you. "Honor's yours, my queen.The baggage and troops and servants have finished embarking, and the small fleet is steering towards the sea. As your ship takes the lead in the formation, and the sun is about to set, you heft the bottle in your hand.>Well, let's baptize the ship, but no need to be all ceremonious.>Make it a prayer to Ocean Father. (s+z)>Make it a prayer to Siakal. (s+z)>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)>(Other?)
>>44093625>>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44093625>Well, let's baptize the ship, but no need to be all ceremonious.No need to make everything big, but dice just in caste
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>44093625>>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)I mean if we're commissioning our new flagship lets do it properly.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44093625>Make it a prayer to Ocean Father. (s+z)>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>44093625>>44093643Oh, and. Dice.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>44093625>Make it a prayer to Ocean Father. (s+z)There's a part of me that is concerned about the fact that we kind of have an outstanding debt to him and it might not be a great idea to remind him of it, but hell, it's probably not a bad idea to pay some respect.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>44093611We wanted to avoid anything related to Siakal not pirates in general, might as well burn two for our dice adder
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>44093663It's not that kind of debt IIRC. We don't have to actively do anything, right?
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>44093625>>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)Grow big and strong
>>44093685And how is it supposed to do that? We should turn the ship into an aircraft carrier...
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>44093625>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>44093663>>44093673We have to look for his killing knife thing, but I mean as long as we haven't forgotten about it or actively gone against it it's fine. There's no time limit on what we have to do for it, just as long as we find it or even about it we're good.
I'll be vaguely disappointed if the ship's god isn't female.
>>44093729I will be highly amused if it's not.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>44093729Probably won't manifest at all, not as like as a human shaped thing at least
>>44093625>Make it a prayer to Ocean Father. (s+z)
Rolled 7 (1d10)So many fucking dice
>>44093625>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)Might as well give the thing a power boost now that we've named it.
>>44093625>Make it a prayer to the ship's god.
>>44093625>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)I think making thing nice with Skiakal is an important thing to do, though. Maybe we should pray her another time, when we get close to a desert island, for exemple
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>44093832And forgot mah die
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44093625>Make it a prayer to the ship's god. (s+z)
>>44093832Nah Siakal is one of those gods you have to force to be good, she's the number one upholder of human sacrifice in the West
>>44093896Well, it does sound like something that's on our list for "stuff to change"
>>44093960The only way to change Siakal is to actually remove her from her position and give it to some other less bloodthirsty god.Siakal wants maximum carnage in every battle no matter how small.
[s+z = 4 1 7 10 6 5 9 2 1 6 8 7 = 6 successes]Intoning a solemn prayer to the newly-named ship's guardian spirit and beseeching it to protect its crew and passengers, you smash the bottle of liquor on the prow railing.In response, the crowd cheers, and a second bottle is produced and passed around."Were the other two ships named already?" You wonder."Iohannes called his "Radiance", and Alexei's is called "Third Dream"." Rubel explains. He looks at the sails, filling nicely with favorable winds. "Looks like the gods liked your mojo, or maybe we're just lucky. By this pace, we should be in Amphiro by tomorrow night.">I'll go have some Wife and Husband time in our rooms.>Can you give me a tour of the ship?>What do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?>(Other?)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>44094012>What do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?
>>44094012>What do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?
>>44094012>What do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?Let's see what we can find out about our new country before we get their
>>44094046Before we get their what?>>44093739What's so funny about trannies, anon?
>>44094071>Before we get their what?Everything
>>44094012>>What do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?
>>44094012>Can you give me a tour of the ship?
>>44094012>What do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?>>44094071I'd be even more amused if the god was actually manly and pissed about the name.
>>44094087Wouldn't it be easier to learn about it after we get their everything?
You take a walk up and down the ship with Rubel. "Say, what do you know about The Neck? Ever been there?""Well." He grabs the half-empty bottle of rum that's been going around the crew and sips from it. "for starters, I know they hate being called The Neck.""Really?""Well, no, not hate, but it's not the name they use. The Neck comes from Realm cartography, because they thought the Western Archipelago looked like a dragon, and The Neck is, well, you know.""Alright, I think I get it.""They call their country Okeanos.""Wasn't that the name of the mythical western continent? The one that was destroyed during the Primordial War?"He nods. "I don't know what they could have in common with it, after so many thousands of years and two apocalypses, but that's how they call themselves and their land.""They're a tributary of the Realm, right?" You ask."Technically yes, but their tribute is fairly small and once they ended up delivering if 15 months late and it seems no one in the Realm even noticed.""Wow." You whistle, impressed. "Are they THAT irrelevant?""I think they're just very, very good at looking irrelevant." he points out. "The Neck is not big, not powerful, and not rich, so the best strategy is to just slip beneath everyone's notice. Frankly I have the feeling that even we're just "noticing" them because they're our immediate neighbors.""...You're not entirely right, but not entirely wrong either." You concede. "How do you think they'll receive us?""Extremely accommodating and subservient on the surface while absolutely panicking in private, I think. It's how they interact with pirates.">Ask about their politics and government.>Ask about the island where you'll be staying.>Ask about piracy in the Neck>Ask about their relation to the Realm.>Ask about their religion.>Ask about their armed forces.>(Other?)
>>44094269>Ask about their politics and government.Here's hoping
>>44094269>Ask about their religion.By the way, which vote for the title won in >>44092873 ?
>>44094269>>Ask about their politics and government.>>Ask about their religion.
>>44094269>>Ask about their politics and government.>>Ask about their religion.>Ask about piracy in the NeckOr Okeanos if they prefer.Also heads up EF, 4chan is being shit for some people.
>>44094269Ask about politics and armed forcesPhone posting
>>44094269>Ask about their politics and government.>Ask about piracy in the Neck>Ask about their relation to the Realm.>Ask about their religion.
>>44094269>Ask about their politics and government.>Ask about their religion.
>>44094269>Ask about their politics and government.>Ask about the island where you'll be staying.>Ask about their religion.>Ask about piracy
"...If they're aligned with the Realm, shouldn't they be Immaculate? And yet I remember hearing they're not.""They're VERY not." Rubel explains. "Their highest deity is, of course, Ocean Father, so that's an advantage you have over them. They're very close with their local gods.""Um, when you say very close, do you mean-""...Yeah, they have a lot of god-blooded. Traditionally, their Chieftan has always been a son of Ocean, but since the Realm has taken them in, they've tried electing regular mortals for that position.""It's an elected one?""When a chieftan dies, or pisses off enough people I imagine, a tribal conclave elects a new one for life. All positions of authority are reserved for males, by the way.""Oh, are they.""Yes, everything politically important is in the hand of the tribes' men.""What do women traditionally do in their society?"He shrugs. "Babies, I imagine. Take care of the house. That sort of stuff.""...I see." You mumble. "You were saying about tribes?""There's five tribes in Okeanos: Cyanin, Porphura, Smaragdi, Squalus and Tautoga. Each has its holdings in the outer islands, but the capital, Amphiro, has a mix of them. Fortunately for us foreigners, it's easy to tell them apart."You tilt your head interrogatively.He grins. "They're color-coded.""Oh, you mean with banners and clothing?""Nah, I mean eye and hair color.""...really? It's that uniform? EVERYONE in a clan has the same hair color?""Hey, I have no idea what sort of gods or elementals they screwed, or for how long. But it must've been pretty long.""You don't say." You muse."I hear that they're... pretty aggressive about trying to get more god-blooded. It's a good way to get gods, elementals and other supernaturals feel tied to them, and fills their clans' bloodlines with powerful individuals."You casually shift your weight a bit, feeling the small talisman dangling by the slender chain around your waist.(cont.)
>Ask details about the tribes.>Ask more about their god-blooded.>Ask about the island where you'll be staying.>Ask about piracy in the Neck>Ask about their relation to the Realm.>Ask about their armed forces.>(Other?)
>>44094452>Ask details about the tribes.>Ask about the island where you'll be staying.Yeah fuck you 4chan
>>44094452>"I hear that they're... pretty aggressive about trying to get more god-blooded. It's a good way to get gods, elementals and other supernaturals feel tied to them, and fills their clans' bloodlines with powerful individuals.">You casually shift your weight a bit, feeling the small talisman dangling by the slender chain around your waist.Well need to talk to Amata about this...
>>44094452>>Ask details about the tribes.>>Ask more about their god-blooded.
>>44094444>>You casually shift your weight a bit, feeling the small talisman dangling by the slender chain around your waist.I hadn't realized it was a hip chain, that's great, those are great
>>44094498Now we just attach some jewelry to it so that every time we move the jingling sound brings attention to our bodacious swaying hips.
>>44094444>Ask more about their god-blooded.>Who's their most important god, besides Ocean Father? How...big are they, power and politically wise?>>44094473She's a smart girl, she will understand.
I feel like flaunting our being a woman might help them change opinions about female roles.
>>44094452>Ask details about the tribes.>Ask more about their god-blooded.>Ask about piracy in the Neck>Ask about their armed forces.>>44094560We can also simply change into a man and take over with less obstacles.
>>44094452>Ask more about their god-blooded.>Ask about their armed forces.
>>44094594That wouldn't work in the long run, I mean unless they're okay with some weird system where we're only a man when we're in charge of them and a woman all everywhere else
>>44094594No, fuck that. I'd be more articulate but I'm on my phone
>>44094622Hey, we can change genders at will and look pretty damn good with either body shape. And have more excuses to change into Maka SchneiderIt doesn't hinder Maka at all.
>>44094473We'll see if we even need to do it, but if we have to it's something we can offer.
>>44094622They are super big on their local gods and stuff right? Their local gods will recognize our authority as given by the UCS when we bust out the crown and through them we can bring the mortal population over nice and easy.
>>44094622It wouldn't be the craziest system of government Creation has ever seen, but it'd probably be more bother than we want to put up with.I think we can file that under Plan B.
>>44094622Or they'd decide we're not a real woman because we can be a man whenever we want, which obviously makes us a special, more-male case than other women.
>>44094710>>44094770It's just a huge pain to do and try to get them to work with than just taking over and going, I got lady bits, deal with it.
>>44094594That would probably only work as a justification in some sort of situation where they want to accept us, but aren't willing to break tradition.But we can just smash Okeanos with WECM saying it doesn't matter that Maka is a woman, she's an ultra competent leader and be done with it.
If nothing else, they were able to suck it up and pay lip service to the Scarlet Empress, so trading in for a Solar Empress shouldn't rock their world TOO much.
>>44094725And of course the gods are going to want to try and negotiate for better lots/more worship. I could see this becoming more about god politics than winning over mortals.
>>44094810>>44094855Backing for what it's worth.
I caught it live. LIVE. ALL HAIL MAKA>>44094452>Ask details about the tribes.>Ask more about their god-blooded.
>>44094473It's probably not something we want to offer up right off the bat, not as a bargaining chip for annexation at least, not just because that kind of cold bargain gives me a weird feeling, but because that kind of thing could easily be used against us, like by holding our kid hostage or raising him to be anti-solar propaganda or something.It's something we could offer as a reward in the future, something to close the lines between us if they be a good part of the kingdom.
"So, tell me more about those, ahem, highly unorthodox mating practices."He makes a "right down your alley, huh?" face, but without saying it out loud. "...Well, they try and keep them off Amphiro, because that's the capital, so it's pretty much the only island anyone from the Realm will ever visit. The god-blooded mostly stay in the other islands. It's also fairly common for their priests to, um, actively seek god-blooded descendants with their patron deities."You relax yourself against the ship's parapet. "That sounds... interesting. All the tribes do this?""More or less." He nods. "As for the tribes.. Well, I don't know a lot, but the Cyanin are blue-haired, and are the ones more closely associated with their gods and god-blooded. They're mostly in the out-of-the-way islands. The Porphura are purple, don't know much about them, and the Smaragdi are green and are the most influential politically. The Squalus are gray, they control Amphiro, and claim to descend from Siakal. The Tautoga are black, and live on the border with Skullstone. That's pretty much all I know.""But right now Maka's thinking about setting up her own harem of exotic bronze-skinned tribal girls with multicolored hair." Tia suggests, sneaking up to you and nearly giving you a heart attack. Rubel chuckles."Am NOT." You complain back at her."And maybe starting her own clan of blonde god-blooded." She giggles.>Nah. That sounds boring, actually. What, you think they'd be worth anything in bed to me?>...Ok, I WAS thinking about it. But that's all.>Well, if that's how their culture works, I might HAVE to do it.>...Actually, I'm liking the idea. >Ognore her, ask another question to Rubel (what?)>(Other?)
>>44095030>Ognore her, ask another question to Rubel (what?)What about any kind of taboos or faux-pas type things?
>>44095030>Ignore her, ask another question to Rubel (what?)We'll think about it later, what's Realm presence like on the island, what kind of trouble can we expect as soon as we land?
>>44095030>(Other?)"Given that their intention is to have generations of god-bloods, they're probably looking for male gods to sire multiple women. Being female myself and not part of the tribe, I doubt there's much I could offer them."Unless there's some kind of Glorious Solar Dick charm we're missing.
>>44095030>Well, if that's how their culture works, I might HAVE to do it.
>>44095030>Well, if that's how their culture works, I might HAVE to do it.>...Actually, I'm liking the idea.It's a perfect idea
>>44095067Someone missed a thread...
>>44095030>>Well, if that's how their culture works, I might HAVE to do it.We're willing to take one for the team here.
>>44095030>...Actually, I'm liking the idea.I know I am, as is Tia.
>>44095030>Ignore her, ask another question to Rubel (what?)Ask about the Realm, can we expect them to be on the island?
>>44095030>Well, if that's how their culture works, I might HAVE to do it.>...Actually, I'm liking the idea.
>>44095030>>...Ok, I WAS thinking about it. But that's all.
>>44095030>>...Ok, I WAS thinking about it. But that's all.>>Well, if that's how their culture works, I might HAVE to do it.>>...Actually, I'm liking the idea.
>>44095030>>Ognore her, ask another question to Rubel (what?)HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA Spelling error.whats their fighting powa like?but seriously the harem of tribal girls is a good idea.
>>44095030>...Actually, I'm liking the idea.>Throw some boys in there too.>>44095067Go read the last few threads. Pic related is spoiler.
>>44095030>(Other?)Rubel knows a lot, but I'm wondering what the other captains know. Or maybe if they have connections.
>>44095030>Throw some boys in there too.Adding this to my vote >>44095092
>...Actually, I'm liking the idea. Being a bog standard human sucks really bad in creation.
>>44095030If we're thinking of doing this, then we probably want to start off slow with just one islander, Chieftain's Daughter, and take her home with us, we need more mortals for our Kissed anyway.
>>44095030>...Actually, I'm liking the idea. Why would anyone not like that?
For some reason I'm having a serious case of deja vu. Something to do with the first age, and titan. Maybe we should stay away from Tia's harem plans. (despite how much i want to do it).
>>44095159If Maka's sister hasn't exalted she's getting kissed. So one kiss is reserved.
>>44095221>implying she isn't an Abyssal with the Lion after almost being killed by Rankor
>>44095237At first she was a sidereal (amatagiggles.wav), now it's abyssal? What's next, EF falling in love with infernals and turning her into one?
>>44094473Amata probably knew it, and think that they would do anything to try and get our baby
>>44095247We'll get it right eventually
>>44095247Nah shes totes an Alchemical. I'm persoanally going for starmetal but I know nothink about exalted.
>>44095281Alchemicals are weird
>>44095247Nah, she's an extingent of Nysela. You know he loves 3rd edition.
>>44095247You're all wrong. She got snatched up by a raid out of Autobot and wound up being exalted as an Alchemical after thorough brainwashing to serve as their native ambassador to Creation.
>>44095301This is Exalted. If theirs one thing I've learned by following this quest. Its that Everything's weird.
>>44095281Nah, the Alchemical is going to be a handcrafted Orichalcum caste after someone is inspired by Maka.
>>44095030>...Ok, I WAS thinking about it. But that's all.> I am not having kids for political gain, Tia.Honnestly, I don't think Maka would seriously think about using her children to make an alliance.
>>44095030>>Nah. That sounds boring, actually. What, you think they'd be worth anything in bed to me?
>>44095327Yes, which is exactly why you should understand the significance of calling them weird. They're weird by weirdo standards.
>>44095347Like, I don't mind doing what that one anon said, where we take on islander on with us to Kiss and then have a child with, especially sine we do need more mortals to fill up our miniboss squad.We do have to be careful about them trying to use our kids against us, having our kids is a reward for being good, not a thing you just get.
You think about it for a moment."...Well, they say when in Nexus, do like the Nexians.""What do the Nexians do?" Tia wonders."...Figure of speech. Nevermind. I might have to take one for the team here. Maybe several.""That must be rough." Rubel ironically chimes in."Poor Maka." Tia nods sagely."We'll cheer you on.""Really?""Well, no. Not literally. Like, not in the same room and everything.""I wanna be in the same room. I wanna watch."Rubel glances at her, then wisely uses Subject Changing Prana. "Say, should I be calling you King Tia or Queen Tia? You people are confusing."You snap your fingers. "Back to the issue at hand, you two. So. Realm. How strong is their presence in Okeanos?""Not very." He replies. "There's an Immaculate temple in the capital. Very little troops. The Neck is peaceful and compliant. Well, peaceful to the Realm.""What do you mean?" You wonder."The five tribes do raid each other a little bit. Always have been.""Oh, kinda like my guys. I like these islanders." Tia smiles and nods."But anyway, very little in the way of organized armed forces. If we had to fight, I'm fairly sure we'd win just by deploying you or Tia on the battlefield.""King Tia.""Apologies. Anyway, most of the Realm presence is naval, and, apart for some ships stopping to replenish their food and water supplies, or to grant their sailors some leave, nothing relevant. I don't think we need to be worried about anything, militarily. Except for surprises.""Of course." You mumble.>Ask something else (what?)>Leave Rubel, return to your room.>Time for a tour of the ship.>(Other?)
>>44095347She wouldBut she would also,love them and spoil them
>>44095373>Time for a tour of the ship.Show me around the new swanky first age ship.Does this one have a Warstrider?
>>44095373>>Ask something else (what?)Rubel. Prepare for surprises. Tia I want a hug.
>>44095373>Time for a tour of the ship.I hope Zaan works out how to grant people essence, I really want to enlighten our captains soon
>>44095368Personally I think we're thinking about this whole process backwards.We aren't going to go in looking for someone worthy to Kiss and have our kids, we should go in and, should some girl stand out as exceptional, consider whether she's Makamama material.Debating it now is pointless, since for all we know there just won't be anybody worth it, or maybe fucking ANYBODY is going to start a tribal war over who gets to have a blood tie to the Princess of Creation. Let's save the discussion for when we have more than hearsay and conjecture.
>>44095373>>Leave Rubel, return to your room.
>>44095373>Rubel glances at her, then wisely uses Subject Changing PranaTruly the most useful charm, even mortals learn it.>Time for a tour of the ship.
>>44095373>Time for a tour of the ship.>>(Other?)"So, would it be poor form to put myself on the figurehead? Of course Tia and Amata would get the other two."Great feature on a flagship is a free social attack before it even makes port.
>>44095454>We aren't going to go in looking for someone worthy to Kiss and have our kids, we should go in and, should some girl stand out as exceptional, consider whether she's Makamama material.This is a hard distinction to make on a tabletop/quest obviously we have to show some intention of wanting this so EF can have a chance to show off some people, otherwise we might be waiting forever.
>>44095373>>Time for a tour of the ship.
>>44095513I like it.
>>44095454You can't just wait for things to happen anon, if we want to find impressive people sometimes we gotta go out there and look.
>>44095373>Time for a tour of the ship.
>>44095513Probably be easier to put our image on a flag or sail, we can make more of those for all of our ships than we could making the figureheads
>>44094835>But we can just smash Okeanos with WECM saying it doesn't matter that Maka is a woman, she's an ultra competent leader and be done with it.That's a pretty good idea, we might want to think about doing that almost as soon as we land
>>44095568>Maka's nose art on her flying ships
>>44095586Something like a styalized version of the Florin, our coin
>>44095517Anon, EF knows full well that we're happy to jump on any likeable NPC. We don't need to prompt him.The talisman's existence is proof that he's aware of the possibility.
>>44095373>Leave Rubel, return to your room.
>>44095373>>44095583I'm on board with that, but I had a question about Wise Eyed, do those motes stay commited?
>>44095586Wait isn't Maka supposed to be inhumanely beautiful. Like so beautiful that it is practically impossible to make an accurate image or idol of her? without the maker of said artwork snapping his (or her) tools and gouging her (or his) eyes out with a rusty butter knife?
>>44095645As an exaggeration sure you need like an Exalted level artist to accurately portray her exact beauty, but like a really pretty and recognizable rendition is fine
>>44095645Someone who has awakened essence themselves could probably manage it with Craft Charms.
>>44095568Nah, that's really pushing it. A flag is supposed to embody a nation, not the nation's ruler. Sticking our face on it would be major egotism. It ought to have a sunburst as the focus, if we're changing it at all.A figurehead modeled after a lovely lady, meanwhile, is a time-honored tradition, and rulers slapping a painting or statue of themselves on their flagship is also quite common.Hell, if this were a real navy the ship would just be named Queen Maka.
You have another bit of banter with Tia and Rubel, the latter bringing you up to speed on the details of Okeanian culture and society he is aware of."...So, I'm sure if Irene was here she'd be all over me with technical details about this ship. Did she do it with you, too?""Like you wouldn't believe." Rubel grins. "It all went way over my head, of course, but still, it's a pretty cool ship. Mind a tour?""I was about to ask! We just got these three?""These three plus the two we handed over to those Abyssal fellows. I think Irene's trying to see if she can get more working ships from out of all those wrecks." He informs you.You suddenly remember something. "Wait. Do we have a Warstrider on board?""Yes." He grins."Can I drive it?" Tia immediately asks."No." You shoot her down immediately.[SESSION END]
>>44095729>[SESSION END]It's over!Thanks for the thread as always EF.
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>>44095757Today felt like a slow thread, what are we gonna do about the clothes vote, I totally didn't keep track of what the votes to do about it were.
Am I the only one who feels the clothes votes are completely irrelevant
>>44095757Thanks for running!>>44095821I don't care either way, but some people want them.
>>44095821/tg/ loves dress up, I must say I enjoy it as well
>>44089377>>44089388that is quite a difference in appearance between pic 1 and 2. did maka level up her curves?
>>44095841Everytime we bumped up our social yeah.
>>44095860I thought social was just social. I like this better.
>>44095917I really hate futanari
>>44095917blue board man.also, link to the source instead of posting the picture
>>44095919Social is an amalgamation of the three tabletop social attributes, Charisma, Manipulation, and Appearance.By the way the other are:Physical: Strength, Dexterity, StaminaMental: Perception, Intelligence, Wits
>>44095757Here, some porn.http://imgur.com/a/voJhb
>>44095917>>44095970Don't get banned mang, but Yo how come you haven't showed the thread these masterpieces.http://limebreaker.tumblr.com/post/133223911899/streamdraw-i-look-i-was-very-drunk-it-was-a
>>44095934Sounds like a personal hangup.
>>44096031It's the one fetish I don't understand
>>44096031>Sounds like a personal hangup.its actually pretty justified if you think about how damn obnoxiously everywhere that stupid fetish is.
>>44096041I don't think it's a fetish in itself. It's more that some people like the curviness of girls, either personally dislike or are conditioned to feel revulsion towards men. But they somehow also like penises at the same time. So they want feminine the penis.As far as fetishising it goes it probably has to do with the mechanics of sex the sexual act itself, not the looks or logic.
>>44096041Can you claim you understand every other fetish?
>>44095970That's silly Maka can't have a lady dick, she's not a Lunar.>>44095995Seconded, why?
>>44096103Wow, that post makes me look like I'm really drunk or something.
>>44096103>>44096122I guess it's just one of those things I'll never get. If I wanted to look at dick I'd look at guy porn.
>>44096144Fetishes are like that. one man's treasure, one man's trash.
>>44096144They don't want to look at the guys in the guy porn.
>>44096166It's just so fucking obnoxious is the problem
>>44096174Then they shouldn't want to look at dick. It is no longer female if it has male genitalia and no female genitalia.
>>44096175Only on /d/ really. Hopefully on /aco/ too, since we need a /daco/.
>>44096190That's really dumb. A fetish isn't about dictionary definitions about what male or female is. A fetish is about "oooh pretty curves" and "wow I'm a faggot I want to suck that cock".
>>44096175Well, I find BDSM obnoxious, and it's just as frequent, or even more. I don't hate it because it's everywhere, though, that's no reason to hate it.
>>44096190You don't know how this kind of thing works, do you? I mean, few people know the exact details, but you are specially lacking in understanding sex.
>>44096241It's nowhere near as frequent or obnoxious, just check /d/ if you don't believe me. It also kind of is a reason, albeit a somewhat childish reason.
>>44096283>>44096241Something you don't care for being everywhere IS obnoxious.
>>44096283/d/ is for dickgirls, the other kinks piggybacked on it.And yes, BDSM is everywhere. You don't notice it because you don't find it obnoxious as I do.
>>44096302I honestly think it was because Maka had a dick that it bothered me. Never had that problem with Tia or Ririth
>>44096297Not him, but you seem to have some impression that people find things sexy in a rational way. Sexual attraction is an irrational, instinctual and subconscious thing. Trying to reason with it or offer it a dictionary isn't going to do anything.It kind of reminds me of how it's not PC to say that a 17 year old is hot, but an identical 18 year old being hot is perfectly fine. As if some arbitrary number has anything to do with what the subconscious is attracted to.>>44096302/d/ was made for bondage initially.
>>44095729>"Wait. Do we have a Warstrider on board?">"Yes." He grins.We gotta use this at some point, maybe Okeanos has a Wyld zone we can take care of somewhere
>>44096803That'd be fun, I'm more excited that EF gets to open his NPC folder. all the cute color coded tribal girls
>>44095373>Except for surprises."Maybe Running Swallow will be there or the other Realm DBs that raped us.
>>44096940>the other Realm DBs that raped us.That's not exactly what happened.
>>44096972We were raping each-other, it was complicated.
>>44097005I know, but the way >>44096940 described it made the rape seem one sided, rather than the rape-and-counter-rape that was actually happening.
>>44097055It was a joke referencing the responses and conversation that occurred at the time anon.