Become The Vampire 24It's Sunday, your first at Red Fields, and you've just had a nice breakfast with Jennifer. As expected, most of the students have gone home for the weekend, and the few that remain barely paid you any mind at all. It's a school for monsters and wealthy humans, so everyone with money has gone home to enjoy it and most of the monsters have returns to their covens, clans and packs. It makes you wonder how people like Andrea ended up here, but then again, you're a bit of an exception yourself.You have the whole day ahead of you to do... pretty much whatever you like. You've got a couple of assignments you could work on, like the helmet for shop class, and you could work on your magic some more. Presence is still locked in her canister, Meliora is still KO'd and Sammy and Andrea, as far as you know, are still at Sammy's place. You've returned to your room after breakfast to figure out what you want to do with your time.>Character sheethttp://pastebin.com/YMGdCy7Q>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.
>Try to wake Meliora up>Let Presence out>Magic training>Homework time>Try to catch up with Catherine for your project>Check in on Sammy and Andrea face to face>Chat with Jennifer about something>Try to find Angie>Other (write-in)-First to three will be first on the agenda, but you've got time for a few things depending on how you spend your time, and if you decide to cram things in or take your time with each.
>>44453362>>Try to wake Meliora up
>>44453362Try to wake Meliora upFailing thatTry to catch up with Catherine for project
>>44453362>Try to wake Meliora upIntending to let Presence out next, she's been tolerable so far. Just letting people know that in advance since we can't discuss during actual votes.
>>44453362>Try to wake Meliora up>get some more chocolate covered coffee beans for AngieI'm sort of worried we gave her a boot error
>>44453362>Try to wake Meliora upShorter one tonight?
>>44453417Possibly shorter, yeah. We'll see what sort of flow we get going
>>44453401Should probably try to get some more beans for Angie in apology for asking about rank. That seemed to set her off
You walk over to Meliora and give her a once-over. There's no visible access port or way to connect to her, and when you poke her forehead she doesn't react. Jennifer sits on the couch and watches you, chuckling softly and loading up a game while she waits. You scratch your head for a moment before your phone buzzes in your pocket. You take it out, and you can see a little chibi-style rendition of Meliora on your screen. God damn weeaboo roboticist and his japanophile daughteru. The character jumps up and down, pointing at Meliora, text appearing on the screen.Miniora: Sir, do I have your permission to remotely uplink to Meliora to try and wake her up?Miniora: Her wireless connection is still open. I can attempt to break her code out of the loop it's caught in.Miniora: She might be a little agitated when she wakes up though. But less so than if you were to leave her like this for another hour or two when her internal clock will prompt a soft reset of certain programs, breaking the loop.>Go right ahead, wake her up>If she's going to be alright on her own, it might be easier that way>Other (write-in)
>>44453518>Go right ahead, wake her up
>>44453401>>44453456Seconded?We'll let Jennifer tag along with us if she wants, or she can play games.
>>44453518>Go right ahead, wake her upBack away from the murder bot first, advise Jennifer to do the same
You press the button to give your assent, and the screen goes dark for a few moments. Meliora's eyes glow pink for a few moments, and your phone returns to normal as she starts to twitch, waking slowly.“My head...”She groans and sits up, rubbing her eyes and shaking her head a bit.“I had an awful nightmare...”She looks at you and frowns, cheeks tinted pink.“Someone did the most embarrassing thing in the world like it was nothing... And I had to sit there and watch it happen... It felt like it was etched into my mind for hours...”She looks over at Jennifer and pauses, looking back at you.“What exactly... happened last night?”>Exactly what you're thinking. It wasn't a nightmare.>Jennifer came over, we played games, you crashed on your bed. Nothing else.>I don't really remember.>Other (write-in)
>>44453557>murder botYou mean tsundroid
>>44453626>>I don't really remember.
>>44453626>Exactly what you're thinking. It wasn't a nightmare. ""In our defense, you asked for it."
>>44453626>Exactly what you're thinking. It wasn't a nightmare.And it wasn't THAT embarrassing
>>44453626>Jennifer came over, we played games, you crashed on your bed. Nothing else.
>>44453626>Exactly what you're thinking. It wasn't a nightmare.
>>44453626Change me >>44453647To >>44453658
You pause for a moment to take in the moment before it's inevitably ruined.“It wasn't a nightmare. It actually happened. Though to be fair, you did ask for it. Did you think Jennifer would shy away from it?”Meliora points an accusatory finger at you.“You were the one who sat there and took it! You're as much at fault! You're both as bad as each other! I've never seen such a perverse display before! That trumps the time that I saw those two people holding hands! Holding! Hands! I can't believe that I share the same room as you!”Jennifer laughs quietly, and Meliora glares at her.“What's so funny?”Jennifer pauses her game and turns towards you both.“You didn't specify if it was supposed to be with tongue or not. Should I redo it?”Meliora turns scarlet and stammers for a moment before chucking her pillow at Jennifer and running into the bathroom, locking the door behind herself.Well then.>Try to talk to Meliora and calm her down>Sit with Jennifer and play a game>Talk to Jennifer about something>Figure out something else to do from the list above>Other (write-in)
>>44453812>Try to talk to Meliora and calm her down
>>44453812>>Try to talk to Meliora and calm her downHaven't you bothered watching people our age?
Schmooze roll plus Persuade, +2Yes, your Persuade is now 1Get your Schmooze on
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44453903Ears
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44453903
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44453903Yay stat up!
>>44453926Oh, we're a latten tongued devil, we are.
You head for the bathroom and lean against the door. You know it's locked, but you try the handle anyway, just so that Meliora knows you're there.“Meliora? Jennifer was just teasing, she didn't mean anything by it. I'm sure she didn't mean to upset you. How about you come out and play some games with us or something?”There's movement on the other side, and the door opens briefly. Meliora throws a towel in your face before slamming the door once more, and you sigh softly.“You're being unreasonable. I mean, have you seen the other kids around here? Kids kiss all the time.”The door opens again. Another towel to the face before you can react.“No, they don't! I've never seen it happen before! And the thought that I go to a school where people secretly kiss all the time is... I don't know what it is, but I don't like it!”You grab the towels and start to fold them up.“You ran that program the other day, right? That's just how some teenagers are. Was it embarrassing when you were running those simulations?”There's a brief silence and Meliora opens the door, grabs the towels from your hands, and chucks them into your face once more. This is pointless. You leave the towels where they are and sit on the couch. At least you didn't make things worse, but still...>Game time>So Jennifer, let's talk...>Pick something else to do from the list>Other (write-in)
>>44454086>Pick something else to do from the listWe should probably meet up with Catherine.
>>44454086>other*shit pants, fall down and cry*
>>44454086>So Jennifer, let's talk...on the way to get more beans for Angie
>>44454086Let Presence out. Bother Catherine.>Ask Jennifer to talk to Meliora
>>44454086>Pick something else to do from the listSo, I should probably go get some bribery to apologize to Angie and her (point at bathroom) do you want to come with, or do you want to just hang around here, Jenny?
>>44454086>Pick something else to do from the listPresence
>>44454118>>44454136These. And another pack of cards for Mel.
>>44454086Shit, sorry, you pushing the list. Change me >>44454118 to>Let Presence outand >Try to catch up with Catherine for your projectvia text before letting Presence out
>>44454086>Pick something else to do from the list>Presence
>>44454086>Let Presence out>Bring her along to get gifts for Angie and Mel>Text Catherine about a meet up later.
You lean back a bit.“I think I need to go pick up some peace offerings from the store. Meliora is upset and won't calm down for a while, and I think I ticked Angie off. Wanna come with me?”Jennifer pauses the game and gets to her feet.“Sounds like fun to me. Though I don't think a dress like this is going to do much good in this weather if we're outside for a long time. I'm going to change into something a little bit warmer first, and you should do the same. I promise not to peek if you don't.”She grabs her suitcase and starts to rummage through it for a different outfit, and you adjust your own clothing a bit and head for your closet for a jacket. You don't really need a change of clothes considering what you have on is warm enough. You look at the canister on your bedside table for a moment and pause.>Peek at Jennifer>Let Presence out>Talk to Jennifer about Presence>Other (write-in)-Someone changed their vote, so letting Presence out won but the post was already typed so I modified it. I hope this is satisfactory.
>>44454264>Let Presence out
>>44454264>>Let Presence out
>>44454264>Peek at Jennifer>>Let Presence outWe can do both.
You grab the canister and give the lid a firm twist. When that doesn't work you fiddle with the clasp. There's a soft humming noise and a hiss, and the lid pops off, flying a few feet away as ectoplasm erupts from the container. It slowly starts to twist and meld together, forming into Presense's physical body.“Fear me, mortal, for you have released a great and powerful- Oh, hey there buddy!”She looks behind you and whistles.“Oh man, looking good!”Presence grabs your cheeks and grins.“You totally scored, didn't you. I had faith in you! All you needed was a little push and some repeated de-pantsings.”She pats you on the head, leaving a blob of ectoplasm to slowly melt atop your head, leading your face covered in slime. You shudder, and she floats past you.“So you must be my prey's... What, one-night-stand? Beloved? Work with me here, I'm a poltergeist, not a psychic.”“I'm his friend at the moment. That's all he'll allow.”You wipe your face off as you turn around, right as Jennifer finishes tugging on a sweater, adjusting her skinny jeans. Presence is hovering around her and whistling, waggling her eyebrows at you.“Come on, you've gotta tap this. You could bounce a quarter off her ass! I mean, you can bounce a quarter off a lot of asses, I know from experience, but still. My point is that you should get laid. For me. Who knows, maybe my unfinished business involved spontaneously growing a penis and fucking someone with it?”Presence hovers closer, studying your face.“Hmm... Not uncomfortable enough yet... What am I missing...”>Wanna come with us on a shopping trip?>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.>Presence, this is Jennifer, my... close friend.>Let's have a talk about this deal of ours, Presence...>Other (write-in)
>>44454413>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.Any idea what your unfinished business is? Anything important you had to do or say?
>>44454413>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me. Presence, this is Jennifer, my sort-of girlfriend's mother
>>44454413>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.
>>44454413>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.>>Presence, this is Jennifer, my... close friend. I trust her.
>>44454433 yes>>44454453 no>>44454454 yes>>44454456 yes
>>44454413>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.>Presence, this is Jennifer, my... close friend.
>>44454413>Wanna come with us on a shopping trip?>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.Pffft, yes.Although."Or, you could stay here and try talking to Meliora for me. She's being a little Melio-dramatic right now. I don't really get it."
>>44454413>>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.Presence this is Jennifer, my firend, pack-mate, confidant, and tutor is mystical doings
>>44454413>>Jennifer, this is Presence. She's haunting me.
You gesture to Presence and look over at Jennifer.“Jennifer? Meet Presence. Presence? Meet Jennifer. Presence is my poltergeist. I've become the target of a haunting for putting my stuff into a haunter locker. Jennifer is my close friend, and I trust her.”Presence looks back and forth between you both for a few moments before drifting over to Jennifer.“Ollie-outie here is helping me figure out my unfinished business. It's why the room isn't a ruin yet. Mostly I just bug the crap out of him in the hopes that eventually it'll spark whatever my unfinished business is.”Jennifer bows.“Charmed. I take it you're also trying to get him hooked up then? Or is that just to make him uncomfortable?”Presence laughs and leans in close, whispering something to Jennifer. Jennifer nods slightly.“I see. Well, I'm not going to stop you.”Presence nods and dives into your bag with s soft, wet thud. Your bag is now soaking with ectoplasm, but fortunately it seems to be drying rapidly.>Wanna let me in on the big secret?>Shopping trip time then?>Let's bring Presence shopping, nothing could go wrong>Other (write-in)
>>44454612>Let's bring Presence shopping, nothing could go wrongIt'll be fun
>>44454413>Text Mel to see if she wants to come shopping with us to get her mind off things.(Us being Jennifer, Presence, and ourselves)
>>44454612>Wanna let me in on the big secret?
>>44454612>Shopping trip time then?
>>44454612>Do I even want to know?>Shopping trip time then?
>>44454612>>Let's bring Presence shopping, nothing could go wrong
>>44454612Let's bring Presence (and try to bring Meliora)
>>44454643That can get thrown in as well, I guess. She's unlikely to say yes though.
>>44454612>>44454643I'll support this/
Schmooze roll plus Persuade, +2
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44454746
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44454746>>44454757Cone on
>>44454695So clearly the girl is due for some very light bullying.
>>44454757>>44454762And then we accidentally activated the love sub-routines, she now thinks it's a chaperoned date(I kid, of course)
>>44454813Please. We wouldn't do that to her.If she -decided- it is, then it's kinda out of our hands though.inb4 Meliora locked herself in the bathroom to try to avoid going some level of yandere or other japanophile shit.
You grab your phone and slip your bag over your shoulder.“It feels like it'd be rude to just leave Presence here alone. With all my belongings. I'm gonna see if Meliora wants to come with us.”Jennifer nods, getting out a purse and putting a few things inside. You open the messenger and pause for a moment, moving to the door and typing.“We're going shopping. I know that you're upset, but if you don't come with us then Jennifer is going to be all over me while we're out. I need your help, alright?”Moments later the door swings open and Meliora starts grabbing her school uniform, pulling it on piece by piece. Your phone buzzes and you check what Meliora sent you.“It's my sword duty as your roommate to protect you from monsters. Especially flirty monsters with big boobs.”You can't help but feel there's a touch of jealousy with that last part, but getting into it now would cause issues. You clear out your bag and take a moment to take stock of things, going over what you'll need in your head. Your lighter, phone, keys and wallet can go in your pockets, but do you need anything else?>Write-in
>>44454922A cross and stake, because we're still on some vampiric shit-list.
>>44454922Stakes, gold coins, some silver, our phone, our special glasses, oh and something to sue as a fire focus.
>>44454922I think we're covered. unless the coins arent included with the wallet.
>>44454986I think the lighter counts as a fire focus.
>>44454984May as well bring all the anathemic items if you're going to bring one.
>>44454922>All of the condoms apparently"You know, not that I want to keep you from moving on. But if you're stick around Presence, well, do you need anything? Like from a gag and joke shop?"
>>44454922A stake, our suit has silver in it already. We're just going to a shop for some simple gifts, no need for the gold coins.
>>44454922Stake and GlassesWhich I thought was just part of our day to day wear these days.
>>44455050Nah, just a stake. That's the only thing that works on all the vamps
You slip a stake into your bag, as well as your gold coins in case you take a trip into the Bizarre again. You head for the door and pause for a moment, looking at Meliora and Jennifer for a moment. You don't think you've ever actually been around as many people who can stand you at the same time before, if you count Presence. It warms your heart a little bit.You turn and head for the bus, with Jennifer and Meliora following at your sides. Jennifer moves to take hold of your arm, and Meliora promptly inserts herself between you both. Jennifer takes her arm instead and smiles at you.“Lovely day for a walk, isn't it?”Meliora huffs.“I know your game. There will be no flirting on this shopping trip. I'm not going to let you put your lecherous hands on Oliver.”Jennifer shrugs slightly.“I could put them on you instead if you don't want to get out of my way.”Meliora glares at Jennifer.“You wouldn't dare...”>Let them figure it out on their own>Try to break up a potential fight>Tell Meliora to calm her vigil>Tell Jennifer to calm her antagonism>Other (write-in)
>>44455212Ladies no fighting, please.
>>44455212>Let them figure it out on their ownI don't mind either way.
>>44455212>>Try to break up a potential fight
>>44455212>Try to break up a potential fight
>>44455212Nevermind >>44455261This >>44455243 instead. I have an arm for each of you.
Putting that Persuade skill to workSchmooze roll plus Persuade, +2
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44455301
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44455301Peace
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44455301
>>44455212"Hey, it's fine you two, really. I just thought we could all use a little time out of the dorm. That it might be fun, you know?">To Jennifer"So we both kiss a cheek on three?"
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44455301
>>44455343We have a latten tongue.
I blame the better modifier.
You roll your eyes.“We're having a nice day out, can't you both just get along for a little while? For me?”Meliora turns to Jennifer.“Yeah, can't you drop it for five minutes?”Jennifer narrows her eyes.“You're the one who's preventing me from doing something utterly harmless.”You sigh softly and look down, and Presence whispers in your ear.“Just let it happen and then have makeup sex with one of them. Or both of them.”There's a brief pause.“Work with me here, my usual approach isn't working. Are you seriously not weirded out by all this?”You look at Jennifer and Meliora glaring at each other and rub your forehead.“Fine. Fight if you have to, but settle it properly. I don't want you two arguing all day, just... figure out a way to settle this argument, alright?”Jennifer nods a bit.“Fine then. We'll settle it with a game. If I win, I get to do what I want with Oliver today.”Meliora hesitates, before nodding.“And if I win, you can't. For the next week.”>I'm right here, guys. Leave me out of this>I find these terms acceptable>Not really what I meant.>Other (write-in)
>>44455458>I'm right here, guys. Leave me out of this>Not really what I meant.
>>44455458>>I find these terms acceptable>>Not really what I meant.
>>44455458>>44455487This. But if they insist, they insist. It won't hurt our feelings.
>>44455555If they insist, ditch them so they learn a lesson.
>>44455574>>44455602Who put that tree branch up your ass? This what friends do.
>>44455663We haven't had any friends.
>>44455679Okay, true. But we have no reason to object, this is just the two of them continuing their game.
“Can you not make me the prize for this? That's not even what I meant anyway. I want you guys to get along, not fight over who gets to do what with whom. Meliora, I know you might not like some of the stuff Jennifer wants to do, but it's between the two of us. Jennifer? Meliora is my roommate, and I want to be able to get along with her.”Meliora grumbles and kicks at the ground a bit.“Fine.”Jennifer nods, moving to your other side.“I'll try to keep things to a minimum to avoid upsetting anyone.”Presence grumbles a bit.“Come on, get them fighting again! I wanna see them battle it out. Hair pulling! Nudity! ...You're really not reacting to this at all, huh. Alright, new plan... Hmm... Oh, I know!”You're a little worried that Presence is going to start pulling some pranks. She was in a canister when you got to your room, which means Meliora bottled her up. So if not you, and if not Meliora... You look at Jennifer, and Presence is right behind her, rubbing her hands together.>Jennifer? Behind you.>If not now then it'll happen later, in public. Let Presence get it out of her system.>Remind Presence of your deal, no public incidents>Other (write-in)
>>44455742>>If not now then it'll happen later, in public. Let Presence get it out of her system.
>>44455742>Remind Presence of your deal, no public incidentsSpending time with monstergirls is like herding cats, I swear to god
>>44455742>Remind Presence of your deal, no public incidents
>>44455742>>If not now then it'll happen later, in public. Let Presence get it out of her system.>>44455772She's gonna do it at some point, I don't think she can help it, might as well be now.
>>44455772Relax a bit and let the shenanigans occur.
“Presence, remember our deal. Pranks in private? Fine. Stuff that isn't a huge problem or public incident? Sure. But if you're coming with us, you can't do anything that's going to get anyone in trouble. So whatever you're thinking of doing, rethink it. I'm going to help you but you need to control yourself.”Presence looks at you with an expression of genuine pain, slinking back into your bag with a sound like something bubbling on a stove. Jennifer smiles a bit.“Thank you for that. I could tell she was up to something, but I wasn't sure what.”You shrug and smile.“We have a deal. If she breaks the deal, it's on her. I'm just reminding her what it is.”Meliora tilts her head slightly.“Who, the ghost?”She pulls a small metal vial from her pocket and pushes it into your hand.“In case you need it.”The vial has a small green button on it, and when you press it, it expands to form a container like the one Presence was sealed in before. You push the button again and it folds back up.“Thanks, I think.”The rest of the walk to the bus is relatively quiet, and you try to work out where to head first.>Right to the Bizarre>Gift for Angie first (write-in)>Gift for Meliora first (write-in)>Other (write-in)
>>44455908>>Gift for Angie first (write-in) Some special playing cards, more chocolate coffee beans.
>>44455908>Gift for Angie firstMore chocolate covered coffee beans.And ask Jennifer if she'd like anything.
>>44455908>Gift for Angie first (Beans)
>>44455908>>44455938This and>>44455941>ask Jennifer if she'd like anything.Or keep an eye out for something we think she'd like.
>>44455963I think this is a nice set of cards and beans level problem.
>>44455908>Gift for Angie first
>>44455938>>44455908ThisMeliora gets more of those cards with the obligatory lick roll attached.Ask Jennifer if she wants anything.
>>44456002Eh, sure. Beans first though.
>inb4 getting Mel a PHYSICAL copy of Idoru."It's a classic! Sort of. Boy meets girl, girl's a simulated AI popstar that gets hunted like ya do...anyway, I don't want to spoil it."it was written in the 80s...if that helps. Weebs like 80s schlock right?
You decide to go for the beans first. You want to find time to ditch Jennifer and Meliora before you buy gifts for either of them, and you don't mention the possibility of presents out loud. Securing the chocolate covered coffee beans seems to be the easiest thing on your list though, as the instant you finish making your purchase you turn around to find Meliora and Jennifer looking at each other as though standing off.“Something wrong?”Jennifer shakes her head.“We're just trying to decide something. I want to give you a hug.”Meliora nods.“And I don't think that she should, since she'll probably do other things too.”>Leave them behind, look for presents for them>Part ways with one and shop for the other, then swap>Take them with you and try to come up with good gifts while being sneaky>Other (write-in)
>>44455908If Jenny gets to pick Mel gets to pick.
>>44456022Of course. We'll take Mel and Jennifer to the candy shop.
>>44456095>Leave them behind, look for presents for themSpot check for vamps, weres, magic eaters, and angry cockroach men first.
>>44456095>>Other (write-in) Hug them both, then tell them that if they keep acting up they'll get nothing.
>>44456095>Leave them behind, look for presents for themYou two discuss that. I need to get some...guy stuff. We'll meet up for lunch, okay?
>>44456123But they don't know they're getting presents. It's a surprise. >>44456095>>44456116Sure, this.
>>44456095Walk over, hug them both from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."So, that aside, anything else either of you feel like talking about?"
You sigh quietly.“I'm gonna go grab a few personal things around town. I'll catch up with you guys in a bit, alright? Play nice, no fighting, and if I come back to find a pile of spare parts or a clump of white fur then you're both grounded or something. I dunno, but I won't be pleased. Got it?”You turn and walk off, sighing quietly and trying to figure out what exactly to buy. Meliora likes games and anime stuff, and Jennifer seems to like reading and used to be religious. You run through a few options for each in your head to try to make sense of it.For Meliora:>A model kit from a game she owns>A new game she might like>Anime swag that reminds you of her>More of the cards you got last time, because originality is lameFor Jennifer:>A new book, something intellectual>Something with a saying on it, like a rock with a bible quote on it>Something sexy, for fun times>Condoms, because subtlety is lame
>>44456240>A model kit from a game she owns>A new book, something intellectual
>>44456240>>A model kit from a game she ownsand>More of the cards you got last time, because originality is lame>A new book, something intellectual
>>44456240>A model kit from a game she ownsAnd>A new book, something intellectualOr>something sexy
>>44456240>Model kit>BookIf we got Jennifer something sexy we'd have to reboot Mel again. In public.
>>44456318Two rolls, both Sleuth plus Perception, +2, Roll A and Roll B. Be sure to label them properly
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456240A
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456331Roll A
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456331B roll
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456331A
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456331B
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456331B
You manage to track down some pretty decent gifts, if you do say so yourself. After some hunting around town you manage to find a retailer who deals in gaming merchandise, and you buy a model kit from Meliora's MMO game, the one of the final boss “from the expansion that they had to cancel last year”. As for Jennifer, you buy her two books, one on teaching and another that follows the life story of a famous physicist unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos.With your gifts packed away in your bag you contemplate how to get back to them without giving away what you purchased, in case they decide to ask. Presence pokes your shoulder, and you turn around to find a very bored poltergeist glaring at you. She jabs you in the chest with her finger.“This. Is. Dull. We're in public so I can't prank you like I want to. Why did you even bring me along? Huh?”>Buy something for Presence to keep her occupied>Buy some random supplies to obscure the gifts>Buy something specific (write-in)>Just go back to them>Other (write-in)
>>44456469>Buy something for Presence to keep her occupiedI figured you'd be lonely if I didn't bring you.
>>44456469>Buy something for Presence to keep her occupied
>>44456469>Buy something for Presence to keep her occupied>Buy some random supplies to obscure the gifts
>>44456469>>Buy something for Presence to keep her occupied>Buy some random supplies to obscure the gifts
>>44456469>>Buy something for Presence to keep her occupied>Other (write-in) Tell her we didn't want her to be lonely.
>>44456509>>44456498These plus>Mel would have put you back in that can if we'd left you.
>>44456540>>44456498Yeah, sure, throw in telling her that. I have no problem with such a thing.
>>44456469"Thought you'd get bored, and then who would go to the joke shop with me? I mean those two are cool. But they're pretty serious today don't you think? Not sure I want to go putting pranks in their heads.">Wait"So....what do you like? What're your interests besides pranks?"
“I thought you'd be bored sitting around in my room while we were out. I was trying to be considerate.”You smile a little and walk along the road, Presence at your side.“Besides, I didn't want you to be lonely.”Presence pokes your ear, hovering right beside your head.“I'm usually in an empty locker room. I don't get lonely. It's just... keeping everything bottled up is so aggravating. I wanna run around loosening the screws on fire extinguishers, or flipping skirts, or... or anything!”You nod slightly and pause.“So what do you like to do besides pranks then?”Presence tumbles through the air slowly, an over-dramatic acrobat without a tumbling mat.“Painting, drawing, that kind of thing. I happen to be an award-winning artist! That's how I got my scholarship here covered.”You nod and smile.“In that case, I have just the thing for you. Let's get you some art supplies.”Presence looks at you for a few moments, then shrugs.“Sure, why not.”You head for a craft store and pick out a few things, and the moment you get outside Presence pulls them into your bag, closing the zipper. You can hear paper being shredded and wrappers being ripped apart, and then the soft, continuous sound of scribbling. You nod to yourself and smile. That works. You swing by a general store and grab a few odds and ends for your room, and put them into a different pocket of your bag.>Head back to Meliora and Jennifer>Roam around and look for something awesome>Other (write-in)
>>44456755>>Head back to Meliora and Jennifer
>>44456755>The girls>THEN we can experience finding awesome togetheror die trying
>>44456755>Head back to Meliora and Jennifer>>Roam around and look for something awesomeHead back slowly, looking around.
Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456859
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456859
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44456859
>>44456971My friend, you are in the wrong thread.
>>44456971you sure you're in the right thread friend?
You text Jennifer and Meliora and let them know that you're done, and agree to meet up with them near the bus stop to regroup and figure out what to do next. You spot Sophie well before she spots you, in the company of her brother Mark. They appear to be out shopping together, with Mark carrying a bag of groceries in one hand and balloon in the other. Sophie points at a toy store excitedly and tries to pull him towards it before noting you and pointing you out to Mark.You stop short and lock eyes with Mark. He doesn't seem to regard you with any sort of anger, just mild curiosity. Your verbal sparring and competition during creative writing seems to have mellowed him a bit. Either that or he has some amount of respect for you since you put effort into what you wrote in class. By the time you realize he's not about to flip out and attack you, Sophie is already beginning to run over to you.“Oliver! Fancy seeing you here?”>Run for it>Hi Sophie, how's it going?>Meet her halfway, say hi to Mark>Other (write-in)
Ah, the bot's making it's rounds again I see.
>>44456971BEHOLD! a post soon to be deleted
>>44456985>>44456989Hot copypasta shitposte of the month
>>44456990>Hi Sophie, how's it going?
>>44456990>>Meet her halfway, say hi to Mark
“Hey there. How are you doing?”Sophie gestures to Mark as she walks up.“Decently. Big Bro is helping me pick out a few things.”She waves at Mark, who starts to slowly trudge over. Sophie turns back towards you and grins.“You promised you'd teach me how to tuck and roll after a fall the next time we saw each other, right? Well that day is today.”She moves her hands behind her back and kicks at the ground.“Right? Or did you lie last time...?”She pouts adorably at you and Mark ruffles her hair.“Sophie, no. Bad. He's out shopping, he's probably really busy right now.”He looks at you for a moment and chuckles.“Right? No time for messing around with puppies.”It's like he wants you to disappoint Sophie or something. Then again, he's an older brother. Maybe it's a sibling thing. Sophie bites Mark's hand and he tries to shake her off, but she just bites down harder until he growls at her.>I'm busy right now, but I can teach you some other time>If we make it quick then sure, I can teach you the basics>What are you guys buying?>Other (write-in)
>>44457220>>If we make it quick then sure, I can teach you the basics
>>44457220>If we make it quick then sure, I can teach you the basics
>>44457220>>If we make it quick then sure, I can teach you the basics>Text the girls, let them know we're making nice for about 10 minutes.
>>44457220>Eh, picking up a few things. I kinda made a rude remark on accident to a friend, so I'mm gonna bribe them with a gift to make up for it. That's done, though, so if you two aren't busy I have time.
>>44457220>If we make it quick then sure, I can teach you the basicsMust never disappoint were-daughteru.
>>44457239>>44457242Are you both okay with texting Mel & Jennifer so they don't come looking for us?
>>44457264I guess? I thought that was the point of making it quick though
>>44457279Still, they're expecting us.
Speed roll plus Acrobatics, +3
Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>44457292Pls never
Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>44457292
Rolled 13 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>44457292
Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>44457292
Damn, a critical here would've been great.
>>44457408Oliver breaks his ankle, sophie takes the exact technique to heart anyways.
You take out your phone and let Meliora and Jennifer know you'll catch up with them in a few minutes before pocketing your phone and limbering up.“I can teach you the basics, sure. I don't have a ton of time, so I'll demonstrate a few things and go over how you do them.”Mark rolls his eyes.“This should be good.”Sophie smiles cheerfully, and you set down your bag, glancing around. You spot a decent spot to climb up, and you run at the wall, springing off it and grabbing a sign before hoisting yourself up and onto a platform. You take a run, leaping from the platform to another one with a flip, before tumbling along it and leaping at the end. You land on the ground with a roll, cushioning your fall and bouncing back to your feet. Mark whistles, while Sophie stares in awe.“So. Cool.”She immediately attempts to imitate you, slips on he first jump, and almost lands on her face. You walk over as she dusts herself off.“I'm alright. No worries.”She sniffles a bit, and you notice that her hands are a bit scuffed up. And you without a medical kit, once again. You pat her on the head.“Focus on smaller stuff first. Always make sure you're in total control of your jumps and movements, and practice on something soft. I used to tumble on my bed or flip onto pillows.”Sophie nods slightly and smiles, hugging your waist.“Alright then. I'll try that next time.”She waves at you as she runs back over to Mark, who smirks at you.“You're pretty light on your feet. Must make you hard to hit. Float like a butterfly and all that. Perhaps we can spar sometime, if you're up for it. I'd like to see where our strengths are compared to one another.”He walks off, Sophie running after him, and you check your phone as you resume heading for the bus. Well, that happened. You look up and spot Meliora and Jennifer waiting for you at the stop, both engaged in a heated discussion about something. They don't seem to have noticed you.
>Stealth mode activated>Walk over and announce yourself>Wander off and leave them alone>Other (write-in)
>>44457547>Stealth mode activated
>>44457547>>Stealth mode activated
>>44457547>>Stealth mode activatedAs if it's even a question.
>>44457531>Stealth mode activated
Sneak roll plus Conceal, +4Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 12 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44457596Sneak
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44457596Sneak
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44457596Sneak
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44457596peception
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44457596Snoop
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44457596Sleuth
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44457596Sleuth
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44457596>Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
You use the crowd for cover as you slip closer to the pair, and you move behind a bush by the bus stop as you listen in on their conversation. You catch little snippets of it, mostly about you. Jennifer is trying to work out how Meliora feels about you, and Meliora is going on about the simulation and how she refuses to run it again. Jennifer counters with questions about the program evolving naturally to include those functions, and Meliora falls silent.>Interrupt before this conversation devolves any further>Let the conversation progress, maybe they'll come to an understanding>Other (write-in)
>>44457677>>Let the conversation progress, maybe they'll come to an understanding
>>44457677>Let the conversation progress, maybe they'll come to an understanding
>>44457677>Let the conversation progress, maybe they'll come to an understandingThey're two of our closest people. I'd love them to get along more
You decide to keep your head down for the time being and just listen. Meliora remarks that if it happens on its own then that's part of her becoming more human, which she'll make peace with. Jennifer follows up by asking if she's alright with developing feelings for you if her programming evolves that way, and Meliora says that she's not sure at this point.She asks Jennifer what being in love is like and if it makes people do stupid things, and Jennifer says that stupid things are par for the course, and that it's worth it. Meliora asks Jennifer how she feels about you, and Jennifer replies that she likes you a lot but doesn't plan to make it truly serious until you show her you feel similarly and that it'll last. Meliora tells her that if she falls for you then Jennifer will be her rival, and Jennifer tells Meliora to bring it on because she already has a different rival to contend with.>This is getting silly. Jump in now.>Let them keep going, you could eat popcorn to this>Other (write-in)
>>44457771>>This is getting silly. Jump in now.
>>44457771>This is getting silly. Jump in now.
>>44457771>>Let them keep going, you could eat popcorn to thisokay, wait, are Mel and Sammy rivaling? Is there a Waifu Cold War?
>>44457824My guess is that Sammy is an unwitting rival at the moment.Which, now that I think about it, depending on how old Oliver is, and age of consent wherever we are, Jennifer could technically be paedophile
>>44457824Wrong two. It's a wolfu cold war.
You slip out from behind the bush, walking over casually like you weren't just spying on them, and smile.“Hey there, ladies. What are you guys talking about?”Meliora huffs and turns away, blushing.“Nothing!”Jennifer gives you a small smile.“She's right. Nothing of significance anyway. Just girl talk. Did you finish your shopping?”You nod and pat your bag gently.“All loaded up. I wanted to grab a few tidbits since I keep going to parties and events outside of school.”Jennifer nods slightly.“Alright then. So, where to next?”>To the Bizarre>To the room>More shopping>Where do you guys want to go?>Other (write-in)
>>4445785817. Legal everywhere in the US.
>>44457876>Where do you guys want to go?
>>44457876>Where do you guys want to go?>>44457880Except where it's 18.
>>44457876>>Where do you guys want to go?
>>44457876>>Where do you guys want to go?>>44457899You're right, there's 10 states where it's 18
>>44457895>>44457899>>44457916>>44457918>>44457937>>44457942the hivemind is strong tonight
>>44457962I am simply too dead to oppose the will of the many.
>>44457962We're spending time with our two best girlsSo far, of course it is
>>44457986We're still missing three or so best girls though.
We should get some nice new stakes custom made,Wooden tip silver body, possibly with rocksalt runes engraved in, Just an idea to consider.
>>44458001Anon, I'm not sure if I'm stupid or just tired, but what three best girls?
You shrug a bit.“I'm not picky. Where do you guys wanna go?”Meliora shrugs slightly.“Back to the room, I guess. I don't really know my way around town too well in this light, usually I'm out at night.”Jennifer nods a bit.“Probably a good idea to get off the streets if we're not heading somewhere specific.”You adjust your pack and go along with the group, climbing aboard and heading back to the room. It's mostly peaceful along the way, although Jennifer does hug your side and cause Meliora to blush and short out for a moment. You get back to the room and set down your bag, Meliora heading for her bed and flopping onto it and Jennifer heading for the couch.>Present time? Present time.>So what now?>Find a clever and sneaky way to give them their gifts>Other (write-in)
>>44458032You know i like that if only because the silver would not only help kill werewolves but should help against certain vamps too, Qm does Salt effect ghosts and the undead in this setting?
>>44458040I'm gonna guess harpy lamia and drider, just cause it's anon.
>>44458040Catherine, Sammy, Angie. I like Andrea too, but not as an LI.
>>44458063>Find a clever and sneaky way to give them their giftsAfter this we should probably either text catherine or work on the helmet.
>>44458063>>Find a clever and sneaky way to give them their giftsHopefully QM has an idea. I'm too tired to be clever.
>>44458063>Present time? Present time.
>>44458063>Find a clever and sneaky way to give them their gifts
>>44458063>>Find a clever and sneaky way to give them their gifts
>>44458086>work on the helmet.That's a shop project, you leave them in the lockers in the room, so they don't get damaged being carried around.
>>44458111Smarts roll, +0Sneak roll plus Conceal, +4
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44458122Smarts
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>44458122smarts
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44458122Sneak!
Rolled 3 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44458122Sneak
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>44458122smarts
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>44458122Smartz
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44458122sneak
>>44458156>>44458140welpwe're the new santa
You kneel down and open your bag carefully, removing the presents slowly. Presence pays you almost no mind at all, working on a charcoal drawing of some sort. You decide to leave her be for now, focusing instead on delivering these gifts in a suitably “you” fashion. You start with the model, slipping it under Meliora's bed when she's not looking, right on top of a pile of game discs. You put the books into Jennifer's suitcase and smile.“So I got you both presents.”They both turn to look at you, and you hold out your empty hands before gasping.“Where could they have gone to?”You look around a bit and Jennifer laughs quietly.“You're being sly again, aren't you.”You gasp and cover your mouth.“Me? Sly?”Meliora's eyes glow and she furrows her brow, leaning over the edge of her bed and grabbing the box. She looks at it for a few moments in silence, sitting up with it on her lap. There's a flash of pink light and you find yourself on the floor, with Meliora clinging to your chest, hugging tightly. She releases you slowly, shaking slightly and blushing.“I... uh... that was... I mean... Thanks...?”She eases back slowly and dives for her bed, hiding under her blankets with the model. Jennifer looks at her suitcase, then at you.“It's in here, right? There's not really anywhere else to put it.”You get to your feet as Jennifer pulls out the books, smiling as she looks at the covers.“Perfection. You really do know me after all.”She stands and walks over, kissing you softly and hugging tight.>Time to continue being productive (something from the previous list)>Time to totally goof off with Jennifer>See what Presence is working on>See if Meliora is alright>Other (write-in)
>>44458239santa ain't got shit on oliver.
>>44458272>>Time to totally goof off with Jennifer
>>44458277>See if Meliora is alrightCaptcha why are you fixated on street names, at least it was funny when it was pizza
>>44458272>See if Meliora is alright
Fuck I missed the Last quest is there, pastebin or something
>>44458272>>See if Meliora is alright
>>44458272>Time to totally goof off with JenniferIt's Sunday and we're with people we like. Might as well text Catherine to meet up after school tomorrow.
>>44458305There is an archive. A poor one, with a few quests under furfag, but it's there.
>>44458305I'll make one when I get home. It's in super as becoming the werewolf. Biggest point: we told Jennifer everything, and she still wants to stick with us.
>>44458321So kind....and kind of sexy lookingI'll be thinking of you anon.
You walk over to Meliora's bed and poke the blanket gently.“Everything alright under there?”There's some brief movement before Meliora responds.“Yes, I just prefer working on models in darkness and silence. And since I'm lacking in one...”She stands up, blanket and all, and proceeds towards the door, letting herself out calmly before sprinting down the hall. Um... You watch her go for a moment before Jennifer snickers.“Looks like she got out of the kitchen... Couldn't stand the heat.”>Chase after her>Let her cool off, chill with Jennifer>Check on Presence and her drawing>Other (write-in)
>>44458350>Let her cool off, chill with Jennifer>>Check on Presence and her drawing
>>44458350>Other (write-in)Homework! because we've put it off long enough
>>44458350>Check on Presence and her drawing
>>44458350>Let her cool off, chill with JenniferWe'll study our blood tome, she can read, and we'll use her lap as a pillow
>>44458350wait, what if meliora actually falls in love and weaboo-sensei finds out.
>>44458389Then we have hypertech daddy watching us?>>44458396Sure.
Smarts roll plus Vampire Lore, +2
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458451
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458451
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458451
>>44458457>>44458461That's what we get for studying on Sunday. >>44458465Thanks anon.
>>44458482I aim to please.
You nod a bit and sigh.“Well, I'll let her do her own thing...”You peek into your bag. Presence is working on a new drawing. She seems perfectly content to sit there and do her thing for a while, so you turn to Jennifer.“Mind helping me do some studying on hemomancy? I wanna prep properly for the next ritual since I'm in an agreement that might only be binding so long as I can get everything done on time.”Jennifer nods and sits down on the couch, and you hand her the tome to read through. With Jennifer translating passages for you, you manage to track down the appropriate section without much effort. The next ritual just requires you to open your veins while chanting. No need for a candle this time, and the book will guide you into making the appropriate symbols and patterns under you for summoning the devil of your choice, assuming that you've made contact with them before.Jennifer also goes over a couple of spells with you, as well as the types of sacrifice that she's learned about. The first tier of spells involve sacrificing ideas and personal things. Calories, for instance, or someone's ability to do something if they offer it to you. The second tier, which you're about to reach, deals with sacrificing materials for effects relating to them. The third tier begins to delve into sacrificing things that don't belong to you, and the ultimate art of blood magic is sacrifice of that which you possess but which you hold no claim to, such as the life of another person.You find yourself shivering a little when she mentions sacrificing other people, and Jennifer pulls you into a tight embrace. She sets the book aside and offers you soft reassurances, and you lean on her a little bit, sighing. The dream is still weighing heavily on you, and for some reason you can't shake the feeling that there's more to it than just a dream.>Curl up with Jennifer for a bit>Magic training time>Take your mind off magic, do something else>Other (write-in)
>>44458579>>Curl up with Jennifer for a bit
>>44458579>Magic training time
>>44458579>Magic training timeClearly we need to do some research in to what else falls in to the "sacrifice of that which you possess but which you hold no claim to" category
>>44458579>>Magic training time
>>44458579>Magic training timeSee if we can use the magic or magical power rune to reinforce our own magic.
Spirit roll, +2Smarts roll, +0Also, pick a school of magic to focus on. First to three gets it.
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458642Pyromancy/Elementalism
>>44458579>Magic training timeCan we try carefully delving in to rune magic?
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458642rune
>>44458609It's probably all going to be equally dark. Since rune magic's supposedly limitless, given the right combo, maybe we can duplicate the effects without having to lose anyone. It'll take more work, but might be more effective. We should also start making our own runebook.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>44458642Pyro, Spirit
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44458642smarts!Rune magic
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458642Rune, spirit
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44458642Pyro smarts.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>44458642PyromancySmarts
>>44458659I mean smart s
>>44458658I agree, rune magic seems to be just as capable of accomplishing our goals, more likely to kill us too, but we wont have to kill anyone for it.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>44458642Smarts, Rune
Can I have my roll back? I'd rather fail than learn runes.
>>44458686what's wrong with runes man?your entitled to your opinion, but I am curious.
>>44458682Maybe we can get Presence to come into our dreams and draw our runes properly for us. Idk what all ghosts can do, but that seems ghosty.
Jennifer can teach us fire, we can't learn runes until we memorize all the ones in our head
>>44458704We memorized magic, curse, and magic power. Betcha we can at least reinforce our spells with that.
>>44458699I don't want to help with something I didn't vote for. As far as preferring pyromancy, we're close to semi-reliable combat ability with it, or so it seems, and runes are a long term project at best.Also I just hate rune-based magic in general for personal reasons.
>>44458722 blood magic+pyromancy+curse &magic power=curse of burning blood? We take a wound to ignite the blood in a target's body?
>>44458722Still need a shit fuck ton of work to make it viable for anything. We need reliable self defense first.
>>44458740But she didn't want us burning holes in our own room, that's why we used the motel. is it because of that stupid webcomic?
>>44458783Which stupid webcomic? I read a lot of stupid webcomics.
>>44458805Tabletop Titans. The new arch is so cringy.
>>44458740I can understand wanting to make pyromancy useful first, and doing that before getting in to rune magic.though I'va always thought putting something off because it would take a while a silly idea, especially if it's useful.>>44458783what webcomic, because I want to know what causes such distaste.
>>44458819I have yet to read it, so no
>>44458783Eh, Meliora can probably fix any damage without issue.It's because of everything I've ever read, seen or heard about that contains rune magic - it's never been done in a way that appeals to me, and at this point I'm not sure there even is a way to do it that I'd like. I certainly can't think of one.
>>44458830Wait, QM, is this >>44458740 you?? Because that's who I was asking.
You untangle yourself from Jennifer.“I want to learn some rune magic. Last night, in my dream, I saw some of the runes. Angie helped me to learn them.”Jennifer nods a bit and sighs, smiling.“Very well. First things first, I'll go over the basics of rune magic in greater detail. Suppose you had the rune for, say, heat. And suppose you somehow managed to get that to cast as a spell. You'd get nothing. Heat from where? To where? In what amount? By what method? To produce or prevent what effect? Rune magic is about precision, covering all your bases, because any one aspect of the spell that you fail to properly describe could make it all blow up in your face, or worse. With that in mind...”Jennifer spends the next half hour explaining key concepts of rune magic, mostly regarding necessary information. It's like learning a new language, though Jennifer says it's closer to a computer program, where the syntax and symbols are all your own. Rune magic spells are built from simple statements (move a quantity of heat from this location to another location), which combine with other statements to form more complicated components (draw in heat from around the caster, focus it into a single point, use that energy to create a fireball) that work in concert to for a full spell (Fireball).You manage to understand the core concepts, but your finding that this seems a lot like needless busywork than actual spellcasting. You've already made a fireball before. It blew up in your face, but you did it. Jennifer nods and smirks.“The difference is in efficiency of energy. Rune magic is incredibly efficient and flexible, but the depth of complexity and potential for extreme failure turns many people off.”>Continue with the rune magic lesson>Switch to some other magic>Do a different constructive task>Goof off with Jennifer>Other (write-in)
>>44458845It isn't, I was just trying to partake in the conversation at hand. I'll go back to updating in silence now.
>>44458896>Switch to some other magicWe've got a core for Oliver to mull over, let's do a bit of elemental magic now.
>>44458896>Switch to some other magic
>>44458912Oh, no, please don't. I was just confused. I never did get to sleep yesterday.
>>44458946Ah, gotcha. You might want to do that at some point.
>>44458896>Switch to some other magicI'd love to pick up rune magic, but I think getting our elementalism in a usable state for fighting is a necessary step
>>44458946You're not alone, I'm also destroying myself to stay up for this.>Shitposting is down because we're all too tired to yell at each other
Spirit roll, +2Smarts roll, +0
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458981I HAVE THE SPIRIT!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>44458981Smarts
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458988Nice spirit...lemme show you my SPIRIT
>>44458988apparently I DO NOT have the spirit.
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458981Spirit
>>44459009Think of it this way.For the rest of the night, you'll get better rolls than that..
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44458981smarts
>>44458951Got another 2 hours at work still. >>44458966Agreed, but that heat transfer is super interesting to me. Anyone remember Dresden's combo spell from Changes? Start it off with a regular fireball, then just build it bigger off of each consecutive burnt popsicle. That could be like a wand type spell too, since the only parameters that would be changed would be input location and output location.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>44459017Considering the rolls I was getting earlier, this change was not surprising>>44458981smarts
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>44459029Every time
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44458981Smarts
>>44459017>For the rest of the night, you'll get better rolls than that..>Inb4 next post is the last
>>44459033I have never heard of changes. I like the idea of rune magic, I just want elementalism to be usable before switching to runes. to keep the effort from being wasted.
>>44459057It's one of the later Dresden Files books. I'm sure QM has read it.Basically, he sets his target on fire, then strips ALL the thermal energy out of that target and transfers it to the next one, leaving behind a burnt, frozen corpse. Super effective against vamps, as the burn, then all the cells in their body rupture from the sudden ice crystals.
>>44459092That sounds very efficient, and I am now realizing that we should probably try boosting our smarts before really doing rune magic. that or being very very meticulous with every spell we create.
>>44459106Agreed, but Angie did say the basics were pretty easy. Like coding something to print 1 when you execute a program in BASIC+.It's the cool effects that will be hard.
You pull out your lighter and ignite the flame with a nod.“Then let's put that on hold and focus on fire magic for the time being. It's simpler, and I'm already making good progress with it.”Jennifer eyes the flame nervously, and you set the lighter on the floor, kneeling down next to it.“Slow and steady, right? Lots of little exercises so I can master control.”Jennifer nods, relaxing a bit.“Precisely. You want to master the fundamentals so that the fancy stuff doesn't blow up in your face again.”Jennifer coaches you through the process of expanding and snuffing the flame, and this time you're able to snuff the flame completely, and make it bigger than you did last time. You draw away a portion of the flame and sustain it without fuel briefly before resuming the other exercise, switching things up. With Jennifer's guidance you start to pin down the visualizations that you need for directing your internal energy, at least in terms of fire magic. You make a brief effort to do the same thing to move air without effect.After a little while of practicing you draw a portion of flame away and sustain it, before trying to push it away from yourself, trying to see how far you can move the flame from yourself before it dies. It's only a matter of inches, but it feels like a mile, and the strain is nearly unbearable. You let it go before you burn yourself out, and sit back for a moment with a smile on your face. You could have learned this on your own, you never needed Jennifer for this, but having her here is making this go a lot faster. You do need a break though.>Snuggles>Other productive stuff>Other (write-in)
>>44459092I adore the Dresden Files, but I haven't read that one yet. I'm adding it to my "To Read" list and snagging a copy before work tomorrow.>>44459131That is almost exactly what it's like.
>>44459133>Other productive stuff
>>44459133>Other productive stuffHomework. Seriously. Chop chop.
>>44459133>Snuggles>>44459146It's pretty far along his power climb.
>>44459156What homework? We don't really have any, as far as I recall.
>>44459179Then why was homework an option in the first set of votes schmott guy?
On the list of obviously productive stuff, we have...>Work on your helmet for shop class>Work on the tournament idea for history>Latin study>Chemistry study>Math study>Other (write-in)You don't know when your pop quizzes will be, but you know when your tests are. Your next test is in Latin class on the fundamentals of the language. If none of that is appealing to you, and you can't think of anything else, there's always snuggling, gaming or other ways to kill time.
>>44459133>Other productive stuf
>>44459199>Latin studymight as well prepare for the test if we know it's coming.
>>44459199>Latin studyI guess. Stupid frigging tests. At least this will be useful.
With or without Jennifer's help? She knows the language well enough to read your book to you, though asking her for more and more favors like this might lead to her asking for things in return. Fair is fair.
>>44459246Eh, we'll ask her if she wants to help.
>>44459246Well not when you put it like that
>>44459246I think I'll pass if that's whats going to happen.
>>44459246Because a handful of magical lessons has totally made up for fighting her literal rape monster husband in full rage mode in her defense and getting her out of an abusive rapist relationship and getting her a way to have protection from werewolf politics and letting her crash in our place.Totally.No.
>>44459246I say yes.
>>44459246>>44459283To be clear that was a vote for no help.
>>44459246Let her help us if she wants, otherwise study alone.
>>44459283The magic lessons are until we know all she has to teach, not just what we've gotten so far.
>>44459283I think what QM means is that expanding this list of things she helps us with is inviting her asking favours. also making her help us with everything by taking advantage of the reason is quite cruel wouldn't you agree?
I keep forgetting how poorly my innate sarcasm translates via text.Jennifer isn't going to demand payback. But she'll probably request something in return afterward.
>>44459316Yes, let her help if she wants to.
>>44459304And? She's only supplied a handful so far, she is nowhere near out of the favor hole. Also pretty sure we already worked out a deal about that.>>44459312>making her help us with everything by taking advantage of the reason is quite cruel wouldn't you agree?We wouldn't make her help us with anything, and no, I don't think it's cruel to expect a person who you pretty much saved to give you some help with fucking latin homework without expecting something in return.>>44459316My opinion is wholly unchanged.
>>44459316Yes, she's probably just going to want to sleep next to us again.
>>44459316Go for it.
“I'm gonna go over my notes for Latin class for a little while. You're welcome to help me out if you want to.”Jennifer shakes her head.“I'm going to get started on the books you got for me while you do that. It's been a while since I've had the chance to read without interruption...”She moves to your bed, taking the book on teaching with her, and makes herself comfortable under your blanket. You grab your notes from class and sit down with your phone, expanding the screen so you can skim the textbook, spending the next hour working your way through the exercises and brushing up on vocab. By the end of it you've got the basics memorized, although it's barely enough for a conversation. You don't know when you'll need to use the words servus or serva, but if you ever do, you're ready.-Latin increased to 1!-The soft growling of your stomach informs you that you're hungry, and with your focus broken you realize that it's time for lunch. Jennifer is still reading through her book, a content smile on her face.>Lunch with Jennifer>Check in with Sammy and Andrea, see if they're back yet>Grab food and bring it back to the room>Other (write-in)
>>44459391>Check in with Sammy and Andrea, see if they're back yet
>>44459391>Grab food and bring it back to the room
You check your phone for messages and send Sammy and Andrea a text each asking how they are and what they're up to. Andrea replies first, letting you know that she's in her room at school right now, and just got dropped off a little while ago. Sammy is still at the house, tending to her father. A few minutes later you get a text from Sammy, which clarifies things somewhat.Stephen is running the clan almost exactly the same way that Patrick did, and everyone understands that it's a temporary handing off of power. Stephen also announced the problems that Patrick was having with Jennifer to the clan, caused by his lack of control. He made it clear that Jennifer's desire to stay with or leave the pack was up to her, and commended her for her skillful manipulations that kept the pack in order, even if her methods were sometimes suspect. His speech was met with mixed feelings, but now that the pack is informed, people are working out ways to help Patrick out.The cold and detached way Sammy described the events worried you though. There's not a hint of emotion in her summary, no update on Patrick's health or her own feelings. Then you receive another text while trying to decide how to respond. You can almost see the expression on her face.“I don't want my parents to split up.”You stare at your phone for close to a minute, taking it all in.>Write-in
>>44459476>Text Sammy "you should talk to your mom. She has a right to seek happiness too."
>>44459495>>44459476This, and "She wasn't lying to you before. You need to listen to her some time."
>>44459476Harsh truths.>they were never together, not the way a couple is supposed to be. >Ask Jennifer if she's okay with us telling Sammy what she's told us.
>>44459476>>44459495>>44459506I'll support these two.and now, goodnight everyone!
>>44459525I'm going to have to pass out soon too.
>>44459495>>44459506>>44459522Combine all of these. Sammy is so sensitive because she's been treated with kid gloves and lies her whole life. She needs the honesty.
>>44459525>>44459530Me threeThat means we all have to pass out, right?:3
>>44459550I guess so, since I'm about to collapse. Calling it here for now and we'll start next thread with the message to Sammy and her reply
>>44459555Night, thanks for running.Next thread when?
>>44459555>>44459550But I'm still up for at least an hour and a half.
>>44459561Saturday, probably.>>44459564If I keep going I'll grow more and more incoherent. It won't lead to good things. It'll lead to bad things.
>>44459564It was a joke about the first to three voting system, I think.
>>44459555>>44459564>>44459581It's okay. I'll just sit here and suffer.Thanks for running QM. See ya Saturday. I thought today was good.
>>44459590Indeed, it was a good day
>>44459604We're probably going to need a Rune Magic pastebin. For instance, the magic rune, is it an input/output rune, or is it a modifier rune? Like will it go input:(Magic)->magic power->output:(Magic+)So, fire spark goes in, stronger fire spark comes out?
>>44459662Something will be worked out, one way or the other.Also I made another poll and stuck it on the Twitter feed for my own purposes. Authorial purposes.
>>44459717Personally I love how put together your universes are. I can totally believe that even without the protagonists kicking around the worlds still revolve. Or something like that.
>>44459476> That's between them Sammy there is a lot of baggage, hurt, pain and anger on your Mom's side, and on your Dad's a distinct lack of trying to change or interest in even trying. Their relationship is up to them. I'm not going to force them back together, that'd be a great way for one of them to end up like my Dad. Dead with their throat ripped out by the other's hand.