Well, that was messy.Fortunately, the crowd of people besieging (benevolently, but it's still a siege) your mansion return to their homes, bit by bit, as do, hopefully, the two Immaculate Dragon-Blooded that were trying to break up the crowd in the first place.That could've ended in a whole lot of violence, but fortunately no one got hurt. Yet.After returning inside and retelling the story to Tia and Amata (and earning the latter's praise for handling the whole mess "pretty well", her words), you finish your breakfast and go on to give the Steelshard mercenaries their daily training regimen in the mansion's courtyard.Despite their discipline, the relaxed atmosphere of the Neck and the general feeling of being "on vacation" is making them rather lax.You can't blame them too much, really. This trip feels like a much-needed rest break for everyone involved, and the best way to recover and regenerate themselves after the battle against Skullstone... brutal both physically and psychologically, for everyone involved.Of course, thanks to that lost bet with Tia, you're bound to be the only one who's not going to see much rest, or any at all, during this whole trip. Maybe you shouldn't have let her win so easily.After finally managing to claw your way out of the bedroom and her clutches, you try and consider what your next step would be. This is where Amata's advice would come in really useful. She's brilliant when it comes to politics and scheming and general.Which is why you're not quite sure she's taking things seriously herself, when your butler, Regis, informs you that she's apparently out in the streets of Solid Shell, shopping for clothes with Millian.You glance out of the window. It's about four in the afternoon. The sunlight reflects on the calm sea and the coral rooftops of the city like on a beautiful gemstone.(cont.)
"...What do we do now?" You mumble, gathering your ideas."I know what we do now." Tia suggests, attempting to grab you and drag you back to the bedroom."Come on, Tia." You grab the armrests of the sofa you're sitting in and resist her forceful tugs. "I need a break.""Oh, fine." She rolls her eyes and rolls over the sofa, landing sitting in your lap.>I think we should wait for Amata to get back before doing anything.>Let's go out and look for Amata.>Let's go shopping ourselves and sightsee around town for a bit.>Let's go to the beach!>We should arrange a meeting with the Chieftan.>We should arrange a meeting with the council of elders.>We should go and meet the Immaculates.>We should go and meet the Realm Satrap for the Neck.>(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
>>44541278>Let's go shopping ourselves and sightsee around town for a bit.A date? A date. A date we shall go.
>>44541278>Let's go shopping ourselves and sightsee around town for a bit.Night to see you back EF!
>>44541278>>Let's go shopping ourselves and sighsee around town for a bit.I am sure the Chieftan and the elders will show up eventually to tell us that they know of a mansion on a remote island that is so good that we would want to spend our entire honeymoon on there.
>>44541401That's Wavecrest, not the Neck, though.
>>44541263>already trained the SteelshardsSpeaking of, I was hoping to hit them with Wise-Eyed next time we see them or train them so they'll stick around with us after this week
>>44541278>Let's go shopping ourselves and sightsee around town for a bit.
"Get dressed." You suggest to Tia as you leap off the sofa and get ready yourself. "We're going out.""I am dressed." She protests."Boots and gloves don't count."Pouting, she returns to the bedroom and returns, after a few seconds, clad in her usual white dress.As you're about to leave the compound, Erman steps by you and asks: "Sure it's a good idea to walk around town after what happened this morning?""We'll be fine." You reassure him."Should I give you a few soldiers as escort?" He asks, concernedTia bursts out laughing.His face darkens in response. "I know you don't NEED protection. But people here don't quite know what you're capable of. If you're alone you might get attacked. Sure, you'll be alright, but you'll still be involved in a fight in a public place. If you're seen with an armed escort, the locals might find themselves less eager to start trouble.Tia stops laughing and takes one step back, mumbling to herself."...That's a very good point." You admit. "But then, it's also true that we might give a bad impression if we're seen walking around with soldiers accompanying us, too.""Probably." The mercenary shrugs. "Up to you.">We'll go alone, thank you. Nothing to be worried about.>Why don't you come with us, then?>Give us a couple of soldiers or something like that.>Give us a fang or two.>(Other?)
How big is a fang?
>>44541744>>Why don't you come with us, then?I'd also like to talk to him a bit, like why he became a merc in the first place>>44541754About five soldiers per Fang
>>44541744>>44541762>Give us a fang or two.Let's have ten or so dudes to do the heavy lifting for the inevitable, Resources 4 level shopping spree we're about to embark on.
>>44541744>Give us a fang or twoI am sure that we can go without an escort once everyone has "gotten used" to us. But for now everyone is on edge
>>44541744Lightly dressed though, don't go out looking for a fight.>>44541762>I'd also like to talk to him a bit, like why he became a merc in the first placeI'll second this though, a quick chance to talk to him while we're trying to win him over
>>44541744How about we go out dressed in #15, we haven't worn that one yet.
>>44541744>Give us a couple of soldiers or something like that.
>>44541744>>44541918#15 is fine
"Well, give us two fangs of good men. Light armor, well-dressed and looking sharp, carrying just swords." You suggest. "Oh, and will you come with us as well?"He seems surprised by the request. "...Huh? Me? Well... I'm not busy or anything right now, so I might as well I guess. Give me a minute to change."Once everything is ready, after a short wait, you're introduced to your "escort". Erman got changed in a red tabard and black cloak worn over his leather and padded under-armor, sword at his side. His men, though lacking uniforms, still wear those colors in some fashion or another."Alright, be on your best behavior, everyone." Erman warns them. "Our purpose is to look tough and make sure that no one gets bad ideas, not to start anything. got it?" He starts drilling the concept in them as you head down to town.As you could have predicted, your sudden reappearance on the streets of Solid Shell turns a lot of heads. People call out to you, and form crowds wherever you go, like fans hounding their favorite celebrity. The soldiers were a good idea, as they are helpful in keeping them off your immediate back.Solid Shell's coral-covered arcades are beautiful shopping avenues, and the locals clearly know that. Every local artisan has his boutique, showing off all sorts of crafts: carved masks, oils and cosmetics, jewelry, books and scrolls, clothing for every occasion, perfumes and other decorations.Tia doesn't seem to be quite interested in the shopping itself, but rather seems delighted by all the attention you're getting. You almost get the feeling that she's flaunting you. Of course, anytime you stop by a shop, she does her best to act genial with the shopkeeper, generally asking something along the lines of "Do you have anything that would look good on my beautiful wife?".(cont.)
Of course the shopkeepers are generally defensive around you,some outright scared that you're going to shake them down for merchandise and then leave without paying, so there's much surprise among their ranks when you break out your purse and pay in your very own gold Florins.None of them question the validity of this new coinage in front of you, though a few act somewhat suspicious of it. Most, however, immediately recognize it for what it is: gold, carrying intrinsic value regardless of the shape it's minted into.And, finally, like when you were back in Gem and just a simple kid spoiled rotten by fantastically rich parents and life was a lot simpler, you enjoy spending your pocket money around liberally, in high denominations, and cheerfully adding "Keep the change".Tia refuses to let the soldiers accompanying you carry anything of what you buy, and she just does it herself, unconcerned with the weight or how tall the stack of boxes she needs to balance is."Are you sure it's wise to spend so much around here?" Erman whispers in your ear."What, you think we're going to get mugged?" You reply, sticking out your tongue."I'd certainly love to see that." He replies."Don't worry, this was part of Amata's plan. We want to make Tianna appear a lot wealthier than it is." You wink. "Are you enjoying the shopping trip?""I don't much enjoy shopping in general." He groans, clearly bored, glancing aside. Though he does seem briefly amused at the sight of Tia inspecting a seashell bikini, clearly with you in mind.>You can go and have fun in town with your men. I think we're out of the woods for now. I and Tia will continue the shopping trip.>It's about time we wrap this out and return home.>Let's keep going at least until the end of Shell Street.>I wanted to have a talk with you, actually. (About what?)>(Other?)
>>44542149>Let's keep going at least until the end of Shell Street.>(Other?)Anything for the mercs?
>>44542149>>Let's keep going at least until the end of Shell Street.>>I wanted to have a talk with you, actually. (About what?)I am actually curious about him, why he became a mercenary and where he's been, he mentioned he fought way out in the East right?
>>44542149>Let's keep going at least until the end of Shell Street.>After that, you can go and have fun in town with your men. Tia and I will continue to shop around on our way back.
>>44542149>Let's keep going at least until the end of Shell Street.No reason to stop now >Though he does seem briefly amused at the sight of Tia inspecting a seashell bikini, clearly with you in mind.Ah Creation and its Anachronistic Clothing styles.I love it
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44542149Can we use this chance to hit Erman and the mercs with Wise Eyed?It should go by pretty fast considering it's a fairly small group and if we make them go spend some time together immediately
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>44542149>>44542312>Can we use this chance to hit Erman and the mercs with Wise Eyed?I'll second it, I mentioned wanting to do it earlier too
>>44542312Sure, but what kind of social attack are we talking about? Just intimacy building (i.e. "get them to like me more"), or trying to get them to do something specific or agree to something specific?
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>44542325I was thinking something along the lines of wanting to stay with Maka permanently or at least to extend the contract indefinitely
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44542312>>44542321>>44542346The dice really like this idea
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44542325Can we use SRB for this roll?
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44542277I hope she bought that
Rolled 1 (1d10)A slow day today, maybe it'll pick up later.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>44542390I think so, it's an Eclipse roll after all
"Well, let's at least reach the far end of the street, then you'll be free to hit the pubs or wherever you want." You thank him and his men. "You've been great."The shopping spree continues, doubtlessly making the fortune of several store owners and artisans with their workshops strewn along Shell Street. The entire road is somewhat sideways in respect to the dockside of the town, going through it but not stopping there and connecting instead the Coral Palace, the Neck's seat of government, and a flight of rising stairs carved from basalt, climbing straight up a steep hillside at the far end of town, ending in Amphiro's only cliff on the ocean.At the top of the stairs at the end of the street, a massive iron gate stands tall, facing westwards and carrying the effigy of Danaa'd, the Elemental Dragon of Water and Guardian of the Western Direction. It's a rather impressive sight.And as you approach the last few souvenir shops near that far end of Shell Street, you notice that your adoring fans begin to get nervous, and only the most determined keep swarming around you.That's when you notice the Immaculate banners and flags and iconography, and a few of their mortal monks tending the gardens around the gate.You get the feeling that they're not scared of the Immaculates per se, but they're worried that if you step straight into their temple, it might end in a fight.Erman and his men, on the other hand, just steel themselves. They'll follow you. They're just getting ready in case they must follow you up those stairs.(cont.)
>Oh, so this is where the Immaculate Temple is. Let's visit it.>I'll walk up there, you stay here. I won't take long.>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.Combined with>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to build an intimacy for you. [s+e]>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to get them to sign a long-term contract with you. [s+e]>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to give up merc work and join your forces. [s+e]>Don't use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method.
>>44542491>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to get them to sign a long-term contract with you. [s+e]One step at a time.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44542501>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.Too cheeky to just walk in and visit, especially with Tia holding all out stuff>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to get them to sign a long-term contract with you. [s+e]Might as well pop SRB from out Burn too
>>44542149>You can go and have fun in town with your men. I think we're out of the woods for now. I and Tia will continue the shopping trip.
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44542501>Oh, so this is where the Immaculate Temple is. Let's take a little look before we head back.No need to actually go in, but we should take care to show that we aren't *avoiding* them, just not interested in a full visit. We should come across as the controlling party as to whether we enter or not.>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to build an intimacy for you. [s+e]We've got time, and the more they like us in general the better asking them to stay on will go. If we do well enough they might volunteer the idea themselves.
>>44542501>>Oh, so this is where the Immaculate Temple is. Let's visit it.>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to give up merc work and join your forces. [s+e]>>44542515Why? We can skip the "first steps"
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>44542501>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.>Use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method on the Steelshard Company to build an intimacy for you. [s+e]>No other charms>>44542579They've worked with Exalted before and know we have supernatural persuasion charms. If we go too fast we risk backlash and loss of trust, possibly splintering the force if Erman backs us but some of his men think he's been controlled.It's the first day of the trip, we can afford to take our time for now.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>44542569>We've got time, and the more they like us in general the better asking them to stay on will go. If we do well enough they might volunteer the idea themselves.We should definitely ask them again when the week is over and we've finished paying them, but giving them a specific attack is way better than just a general "like me" one, especially if they already do have it
>>44542501>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.>Don't use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method.
>>44542609EF has said before that Eclipse charms are really subtle, we can at least use WECM and our dice adder without anyone realizing the attack came from us
>>44542614I'd say it's the other way around. If they like us and we offer solid terms of employment, we might not need charms to convince them to stay on at all; it'll just be the obvious choice.
>>44542501>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.One step at a time>Don't use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method.
>these rollsI think it's clear whose side the dice are on. >>44542501>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.>Don't use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method.
>>44542668We have 6 successes, I mean if EF chooses to use the rolls from before the vote, that's more than enough to land an attack
>>44542633SRB won't add any successes, just WECM is fine
>>44542491But did Tia buy the Seashell Bikini?
>>44542501>Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home.Combined with>Don't use Wise-Eyed Courtier Method.
>>44542491I wonder if there's any good hunting grounds around here, I get the feeling Tia would enjoy going out and taking down a big ass sea monster
"Oh, so this is where the Immaculate Temple is." You note nonchalantly, looking up the long flight of stairs.A few of the monks glare down at you, as the realization of your presence at the bottom of the stairs grows.You briefly scan them searching for the two Dragon-Blooded, but they're nowhere to be seen. Maybe inside the temple, or somewhere else.You shrug. "Well, looks like there's no more shops past this point. We might as well go back home."The tense atmosphere begins to melt. You hand a Florin to each of the soldiers accompanying you on your way back, as a "bonus for putting up with me for today", the sun setting behind your backs as you cross the city and return to the mansion in the countryside.Tia has trouble fitting through the door with all the stuff you bought. You precede her inside and give her a hand....Maybe you overdid it, but there was a lot of pretty things, and you didn't resist. Plus, well, it was part of the plan.Small artisan crafts are one of the Neck's major - and only - exports, so it makes sense that you'd be able to find some of their best in the capital city's shopping district. It's all very different from what you were used to back home - and, of course, a whole other league compared to Valeriana and Irene's craftsmanship - but still, people here do amazing things with what little metal they have, combined with their exotic woods, obsidian, semiprecious stones, and, more than anything else, seashells, pearls, and mother-of-pearl."So you bought a lot of junk." Amata's voice interrupts you as you were about to do today's inventory. "Don't you have quite enough clothes already?" She's slouched on the sofa, wearing an elegant yet simple sundress and a wide-brimmed straw hat in place of her usual outfit, and her hair down. It's unusual to see her like this. You almost didn't recognize her.(cont.)
>Where were you gone all day? We didn't find you around town.>It's not junk. I think the floral-patterned curtains will really tie the room together back home in pearl.>Wasn't being big spenders part of your plan, anyway?>Did you have fun?>What's next on the plan?>(Other?)
>>44542832>Did you have fun?>What's next on the plan?Hey it's pretty junk!
>>44542847>>Where were you gone all day? We didn't find you around town.>Wasn't being big spenders part of your plan, anyway?
>>44542847>It's not junk. I think the floral-patterned curtains will really tie the room together back home in pearl.>Did you have fun?>What's next on the plan?
>>44542847>>It's not junk. I think the floral-patterned curtains will really tie the room together back home in pearl.>Did you have fun?And we got lot's of jewelry too!But what was she up to, I doubt she was just shopping, she probably went out to do some manipulative shenanigans
>>44542902>Sidereal>manipulative shenanigans>AMATANaaaaah, she wouldn't.
>>44542847>>It's not junk. I think the floral-patterned curtains will really tie the room together back home in pearl.Definitely this
>>44542847>It's not junk. I think the floral-patterned curtains will really tie the room together back home in pearl.>Did you have fun?
"Oh, come on." You protest. "It's not junk.""Really." She replies, unamused."I think the floral-patterned curtains will really tie the room together back home in Pearl.""Pyre Spark is a bad influence on you.""What about you? What did you buy?""Oh, this dress, a new perfume, a pair of pearl earrings." She replies. "Not that much.""Wait... really?" You're quite surprised by her honest reply. "Are you lying to hide something?""...No. Why would I?""Well, I thought that "shopping" was just an excuse and you were out working on some sinister plot again.""Oh, please." She chuckles. "I'm not a full-time supervillain, you know.""So you just... went out to have fun?""Even i have days I just want to go out and have fun.""Wow.""Of course I could be lying to cover a sinister plot again.""God damn it Amata." You groan, dropping on the sofa next to her."Well, we're back." Tia smiles, setting down the last few boxes. Then, she grabs you off the sofa, before you have any chance to relax, and starts dragging you back into the bedroom, cheerfully."Wait! Wait!" You block her, holding on to the carpet."Oh, right, we can do it on the sofa too." She nods, undoing her dress."Actually, I meant the plan, you know! The plan to get the Neck on our side! We- uh. Shouldn't we work on that?"Amata seemed to be greatly entertained by your exchange. "Actually, I think we're at a good point already. We have impressed the locals, started circulating our money, and even demonstrated that any hostility between us and the Immaculates is exclusively on their part.""What's missing? Just meeting with the Chieftan?""More or less." She smiles. "We can do that anytime this week, besides. Remember, this is also a vacation for us."(Sorry, gotta AFK for some time)You suspect there might be something more to it,
>>44543119>You suspect there might be something more to it,you kinda got cut off there
>>44543119>(Sorry, gotta AFK for some time)We'll be around, might give us a chance for more people to show up too
Sorry, but I have to leave for about 2 hours or so. Maybe more, don't know yet. I'll keep you posted.
>>44543436Aye aye boss.
>>44543119>"What's missing? Just meeting with the Chieftan?"We also gotta see Ocean Father at some point
Oh yeah Exalted quest on a Sunday! Better wake up early for- >>44543436Why do you seek my tears?
>>44543640and mess with the immaculates. We don't actually want them hanging around when we have no exalts to stop them.
>>44544322We definitely want the Immaculates to fuck off by the time we leave, I wonder if we can Wise-Eyed all the mortal monks into just giving up on the Neck and then we only have to deal with the two DBs
>>44544322Stop them means discredit and ridicule here
>>44544379That's what WECM is for, the best thing about it is that people don't know where the social attack came from or even if one was made at all, I'm sad we didn't hit the mercs, but I guess that's what I get for coming in late.
So what style would compliment our social-fu best? I think Crane Style could work really well. Gazelle carp is a bit too esoth eric, but fitting nonetheless... Plain old Solar Hero style really doesn't fully cut it
>>44544954Solar Hero is all we need, at least until we have the summer camp. Plus solar Hero is where we get all our WWE moves from.
>>44543119So do we plan on screwing Tia out of her prize? our 10 day mistress is not being given her due but hopefully Amata will help get us to behave.
>>44544954If you do want some more socially aspected MAs there are some available, I'm more in favor of upgrading Solar Hero Style myself for it's sheer ass kickery, but the ones you want to look at are probably Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style and Silver-Voiced Nightingale Style off the top of my head. Both are CMAs that we can learn if we find a teacher
>>44545173Dude, summer camp
Will be bsck in business shortly.
>>44545315PRAISE THE SUN!
>>44545439>>44545447My grossly incandescent bros.I vote we use 'Praise the Sun' as our religions 'Amen'.
>>44545119She's the one who wanted to claim the prize on our honeymoon even when we told her explicitly that doing so would me we couldn't focus solely on her. She'll have to live with the consequences.
>>44545408>>44545439>>44545447>>44545475https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N7J802QzP4 sorry EF I had to
>>44545119>>44545494She also decided on her own to up the prize from a week to ten days. Which I would argue is grounds for us calling the whole thing off if we wanted to.
>>44545119She's our absolute mistress for 240 hours. They don't need to be consecutive
>>44545595That was her and Amata agreeing over our head. That's what happens when you marry bullies
>>44545613>That's what happens when you marry bulliesTruly, being Maka is suffering.
>>44545603I'll take this deal.
>>44545693In five thousand years they'll sa MAKA DIED FOR YOUR SINS.While she sits in the underworld being bullied by Amata still, who only became a ghost to continue laugh at her.
>>44545734Will the bullying include being cuddled in her bosom?
>>44545603No, that was not part of the agreement, which Tia has already altered to be more in her favor. She was the one who wanted to take her week, now ten days, over the course of our honeymoon knowing we had work to do, she had to live with that.
>>44545807That shopping trip was not work.
>>44545834Then it can be part of the three extra days she coerced us into having to obey her.
>>44545834She enjoyed it, but that's not really the point, we aren't counting the bet by hours, it's ten days, seven here and three back home as agreed by everyone, but Maka.
>>44545834(Me)Ok I take that back, it was part of the plan but nowit's done she's free to take control and we're trying to wiggle out of it.>>445458733 days to make up for what she's going to lose to meetings and speaches over this week.>>44545948>She enjoyed itThat describes most of her time with Maka.>as agreed by everyone, but Maka.We could have talked our way out if we wanted to.
>>44546073>it's done she's free to take control and we're trying to wiggle out of it.More like she's trying to find more things to work on, but there's no stopping Tia's Tia here.
>>44546073>We could have talked our way out if we wanted to.EF never gave us the chance, or I would have voted for doing so.
You suspect there might be something more to it, of course. You'd bet good money that Amata's "shopping trip" wasn't just that.You return to the sofa, Tia in tow. "So who do we need to punch to get the Neck?" She asks, hopefully not entirely serious.Amata puts down a sheet of paper on the low table in front of the sofa, and, with a pencil, starts scribbling notes while she explains. You have no idea where she got either of those items from."You do remember how Okeanos works, right?""Five tribes, councils of elders on each island, the most important tribal council is on this one, and one of their number is elected to become the Chieftan." You remember. "He's more of a spokesman than an absolute leader, but he still is extremely influential. He's expected to take one wife from each tribe and to act impartial in all disputes."She nods. "The current Chieftan is Bua Shing, 58 years old, from mixed Squalus and Smaragdi blood. He's been at the top of the game for quite some time, and, for a mortal, he's brilliant, quick, and determined, not to mention very popular. Feeling that the Realm's hold on Okeanos has grown weaker recently, he's trying to discreetly gain more leeway and independence.""Organizing some sort of coup?" You wonder."Not at all. He's the type who does things slowly, carefully and by the book. He's calling for more frequent tribal councils, and strengthening the political structure of the archipelago, making it less dependent on the Realm's approval." He scribbles another name. "You want a coup, you're looking for Huann Rang. 25 years old. Tautoga tribe. Hot-blooded, charismatic and ambitious. He wants to be the next Chieftan, and he'll probably become it.""Realm supporter?""Neutral. Him and his tribe want to recapture and purify an island that fell into the Skullstone shadowland centuries ago, called Cormorant. They consider it their ancestral homeland. The councils never let them try that, of course."(cont.)
>>44546073>3 days to make up for what she's going to lose to meetings and speaches over this week.If Tia wanted the entire seven days, she should have picked a different week to boss us around, we specifically told her that if she chose this week that there would be times where we had other things we needed to do.It was her choice to have less time to boss Maka around in exchange for having it sooner, she should have to deal the the consequences of impatience.
>>44546227>"Ten days, wasn't it?" She slams her hands on your shoulders to keep you from squirming out of her grasp. >"Was it?" You glance aside.>"Ten days, those were the term of the bet.">"But it was supposed to be a week originally..." You point out.>"I changed the terms. Pray that I don't change them any more.">You roll your eyes. "Alright, you got me. So, I'm your slave for ten days, dubject to your every whim. So, what is your bidding, my mistress?"That was the post where Tia revealed the new terms, and EF had Maka agree to it without ever putting it up to a vote. There was never a chance to disagree.
>>44546263Why are we bitching about this? It's fine, if push comes to shove Tia will give us space. You guys need to stop complaining.
"Realm's got no friends in the Council?""No real friends, no real enemies. The Realm is... a remote presence." She writes another name: Sesus Chido. "Sesus Chido is the local satrap, taking the place of his grandfather Sesus Chenow. Chenow was a hero and a legend in his day. Retired here in the Neck, then became restless and left again.""Got bored?" You wonder."He was old, and wanted to die in battle. It wasn't going to happen here. No one has any idea where he disappeared to. Unfortunately for the realm, Chido is not one hundredth of the man his grandfather was, and I don't mean it because he's a mortal and Chenow was Exalted. Chido is just... a waste of space and money. The biggest danger he poses to us is if you accidentally overestimate him. But he still IS the legal representative of the Realm in Okeanos.""Where's the catch?" You wonder. It doesn't sound right."The catch," Amata smiles as she notices you've been paying attention, "is that, even if the Neck doesn't bring in a whole lot of cash, it's still something. Two other Realm houses have their eyes set on the Neck. House Peleps has the most holdings in the West, and they wouldn't mind adding one more. And House Nellens is the least of all Realm houses and desperate for income, prestige and success. I would be amazed if I found out they don't have any spies or agents in the Neck, waiting for the right chance to nab it from the Sesus.""Where do the Immaculates fit in all this?""They probably don't. Sometimes, Immaculates get involved heavily in Realm politics, but I don't think it's the case here. The Neck is probably just a dumping ground for underachievers and undesirables within the Order." She adds "Immaculates" on the paper, in a corner, and circles it, then connects all other names with lines."Alright." You nod, taking in all the information. "Well, the way I see it..."(cont.)
>>44546283Because Tia is being an asshole about a bet we let her win, and some anon said we should give her 240 non-consecutive hours, when the original terms of the bet were 168 consecutive ones.
>>44546340Just calm your anus man, it's not a big deal at all. Stop being petty
>We need to take the Immaculates out of the picture first. They're an unknown variable. (m+e)>We can probably spook Chido into just leaving the Neck. He sounds like a pushover. (m+e)>We need to deal with Bua Shing first and foremost. He's the power player here. (m+e)>We should ally with and support Huann Rang. We even have a common enemy. (m+e)>We probably should address the entire tribal council. The bigger the impression we can make, the better. (m+e)>We need to influence the population of Okeanos, and let all changes happen from the bottom up. (m+e)>I don't know, politics isn't my speciality. I'll follow your plan, just tell me what to do.>(Other?)
>>44546382>We need to deal with Bua Shing first and foremost. He's the power player here. (m+e)
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>44546382>We need to deal with Bua Shing first and foremost. He's the power player here. (m+e)>>44546263OK I accept that we didn't get a vote on it but I beleave EF would have let us retcon if any objections had got a backing.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>44546382>>We need to take the Immaculates out of the picture first. They're an unknown variable. (m+e)Shining Rulers Benevolence.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44546382>We need to deal with Bua Shing first and foremost. He's the power player here. (m+e)>We should ally with and support Huann Rang. We even have a common enemy. (m+e)Bua Shing first and then we can talk to Huann before moving on to the rest of the Council.Pop SRB
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>44546382>>We probably should address the entire tribal council. The bigger the impression we can make, the better. (m+e)>>44546410No retcons, there is no reason to
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>44546382>>We need to take the Immaculates out of the picture first. They're an unknown variable. (m+e)>>44546410People were too busy freaking out about Tia's "no sex for ten days" joke to actually object about the increased length of the bet.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44546382
>>44546410I mean not a retcon, but if we wanted we could have just been like "No I change my mind fuck off", we could probably do it at anytime actually.I don't want to though, it's not something I particularly care about nor do I think Tia is being an asshole or anything.
>>44546484>nor do I think Tia is being an asshole or anything.increasing the length of our servitude by three days for no reason isn't being an asshole to you?
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>44546479>>44546496>People were too busy freaking out about Tia's "no sex for ten days" joke to actually object about the increased length of the bet.We agreed to that way back at the wedding, not during the trip, it's something we've known about for a while>>43687094>"We both know that's not true." The Sidereal replies. "Still, a promise IS a promise, and unlike Tia I can be patient. I think I'll just wait the right time to strike." She grins.>"I'll let you have your Maka time," Tia concedes, "if once we get back from the honeymoon I get to keep her for three extra days.">"Deal." they shake on it.>"Um... girls?" You point out. "I'm right here. Are you extending my punishment for losing the bet?"
>>44546496It's just marital teasing man, calm down
>>44546517>We agreed to that way back at the wedding, not during the trip, it's something we've known about for a whileAnd we didn't have a chance to object then either. Every time it's been brought Maka has agreed to it without any input from a vote.
>>44546382>We need to deal with Bua Shing first and foremost. He's the power player here. (m+e)>We should ally with and support Huann Rang. We even have a common enemy. (m+e)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>44546496>>44546517Well I said we agreed, but we got bullied into it by our wives and no, I don't think that's anything to get riled up about, she's not making us torture animals or eat babies, Tia is harmlessly making us sex her all the time whenever she wants.
>>44546496It's not a servitude, it's a sexual roleplay.
>>44546565Because she isn't a petty shit like you are. Calm down I'm sick of your fucking whining
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>44546382>>We need to deal with Bua Shing first and foremost. He's the power player here. (m+e)ARB, but also get Amata's opinion on this
>>44546565I don't particularly care for it myself, but whatever. We'll turn the tables on the pair of them and make them our slaves for the week sometime.
>>44546578>>44546579>>44546583I wouldn't be upset about it if either time it had been brought up we could have voted to say no. Even if the vote had come out yes, I'd have been fine, it's the fact that there was never a chance to object that bothers me,But fine, I'll drop it now.
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>44546598SRB, I meant obviously
>>44546624It's such a non-issue and people are actually getting upset enough to complain. Christ Alive
>>44546641Hey, I didn't start this. I don't particularly care for it, but since we're all bitching, I'll offer my opinion.
>>44546659Repeatedly and Incessantly after people have made it clear it doesn't matter. Save arguments and opinions for things that matter
>>44546382>SHINING RULERS BENEVOLENCE>Ask Amata what she would do>>We probably should address the entire tribal council. The bigger the impression we can make, the better. (m+e)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44546382>We probably should address the entire tribal council. The bigger the impression we can make, the better. (m+e)>>We need to influence the population of Okeanos, and let all changes happen from the bottom up. (m+e)I don't think Maka should deal with them individualy. Bua Shing seems nice enough, but I've got a bad feeling about Huann Rang, even if he wants to deal with a corrupted place
>seven successesThat's a really good roll on a Mental roll, I guess Queening is something else Maka is naturally good at.
>>44546687I posted these >>44546659 >>44546624On the subject, nothing else. Hell, my first post dismisses the whole issue as irrelevant.
>>44546687Arguing repeatedly and incessantly about things that don't matter is the lifeblood of 4chan.
Yeah, let's go for SRB, even if we ask for Amata's opinion
>>44546715Dude, not funny, nobody likes queening. Except maybe male!Maka
>>44546382>>44546440Stick to the vote, but run it by Amata, see if she can't fine tune any plan we come up with.
>>44546715S'what she was raised to do, even though she seemed pretty air-headed before exaltation. >>44546728My apologies >>44546734I hate that you're right, sigh
>>44546779>My apologiesIts fine. I was about to rip into you for being an idiotic hypocrite if you got triggered by Maka being on top anyway. Think we can make a bet that we can get into the pants of that cute immaculate?
>>44546635I understand your point but I can't see a good way to fix thing.>>44546641I do regret posting >>44545119 at this point so sorry everyone.Can we agree that we won't fix anything and drop this please? I'm not trying to stop anyone who thinks we can somehow fix this but I don't want to be the anon that started the next "this is mind control" type shitstorm.
>>44546841It's not even a bet man, she and the tall one are going down.
>>44546841The cute spunky one, or the cute protective one?Normally I'd assume an answer of "both" but you used singular nouns.
[SHINING RULER'S BENEVOLENCE][Mental + Eclipse = 10 8 7 2 3 7 5 3 10 1 = 7 successes]"Mhh." You tap the paper repeatedly, lost in through for a few seconds. "The one with true power here is Bua Shing. Chido has the station, but not the influence. The Immaculates have the influence, but not the station. and Huann Rang doesn't have either until Bua Shing bites the dust." You turn to Amata. "I know it's a bit cynical to ask, but how's Bua's health, actually?""He sails, fishes with spear and trident, dives, hunts, leads from the front against Lintha and pirate raids, and he could pull a loaded wagon better than a train of oxen. He placed third at last year's island-wide marathon.""A lively one." You smile. "Your assessment?""You're right, I think In order, I'd take care of Bua Shing, then make sure Huann Rang is also on our side, or at least not hostile."You nod. "Possibly using his enmity to Skullstone as leverage?""Of course.""Then let them work the local public opinion, both on the populace and on the council. I'll probably have to appear before the council, but only after they've been prepared for it. Meanwhile, Chido needs to pack his things and go. That's the easy part.""The immaculates will be harder.""Yeah. For the spies from those other two houses, we can post Radiant Starfall here for a while to root them out, as soon as she get back from Gem."Yeah, Gem. You can't help but wonder what's going on there right now.Are they alright?Tia, bored out of her gourd, claps her hands to draw your attention. "When do we start?">Tonight!>Tomorrow.>There's no rush.>Let's wait for one of them to do the first move, first.>(Other?)
>>44546917>It's not even a bet man, she and the tall one are going down.To be fair, it is more of a bet than our one with Tia.
>>44546952Well he made a bet for one, but that doesn't exclude both.Actually it's probably just a coincidence, but it's funny that the Tsuntsun DB is from the same family as the one that we raped back in Tianna
>>44546978>Tomorrow.>>44546990Hey, that monk raped us just as much as we raped him.
>>44546978>There's no rush.
>>44546978>Let's wait for one of them to do the first move, first.We are on holiday!
>>44546978>>Tonight! >>44546990We raped eachother, it's complicated
>>44546978>>Tomorrow.I wonder if Amata could arrange a private meeting with Bua, that sounds like the kinda thing she could pull off.>"He sails, fishes with spear and trident, dives, hunts, leads from the front against Lintha and pirate raids, and he could pull a loaded wagon better than a train of oxen. He placed third at last year's island-wide marathon."Damn son.
>>44546978>Tomorrow.>Have fun tonight.
>>44546917I think he means its a bet with Tia and Amata, prize being we get to have them for a week.
>>44547112That'd actually be a fun thing to propose to them~ >>44547069?
>>44547112Yes, that's exactly what I meant.
>>44546978>(Other?)Should we meet Ocean Father before or after talking to them?
>>44547130You remember what we said this night when we were caught by Miss Bullrush-sex
>>44547184Oh right right
"We can take care of this tomorrow. It's bad form to just SHOW UP on short notice."Amata nods. "I can write him a letter asking for an appointment for tomorrow afternoon.""You do that." You stand back up and stretch. "Have Regis deliver it and bring back the reply.""Will do." She smiles. "Last thing: are we going to visit Ocean Father's temple here in Solid Shell? Considering he's your ally, visiting it might impress favorably the islanders.""Tomorrow morning?" You suggest. "We drop by, act like it's no big deal and we're just paying visit to a friend. The priests freak out seeing that we're close, the rumor gets out, and by afternoon, Bua Shing knows that I'm close pals with his nation's main deity."Nice plan." Tia nods, despite clearly not having paid attention to most of it. And gives you a light tug and her idea of bedroom eyes.They need a lot of work, but they get the message across. >You've been quite annoying today, you know.>Aren't you a needy little girl. >Okay, okay. You're right. Bet and all.>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)
>>44547363>Aren't you a needy little girl.She's a good girl
>>44547363>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>44547363>>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)Crown of ThundersHeart Compelling MethodHusband-Seducing Demon DanceRose-Lipped Seduction Style Drag in Amata too
>>44547363>Yes mistress.>>44547415Anon, this is Tia's time, not maka's time
>>44547422>Anon, this is Tia's time, not maka's timeShe'd enjoy it, don't you want to give Tia the best?
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>44547363>>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>44547363>>\Aren't you a needy little girl.>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)Lesser Crown of Thunders, HSDD, MRJ, RLSS
>>44547363>I think you were right amata, the sofa will be enough.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)>>44547415I support this.Go all in.DESTROY HER.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>44547363>>44547415>Drag in Amata tooEven if All out doesn't win, drag Amata in with us anyway
>>44547363>>Aren't you a needy little girl.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>44547363Tossing more dice your way, since people aren't turning them on.
>>44547363>Aren't you a needy little girl.>Yes mistress.
Rolled 6 (1d10)So many dice to roll
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44547415>>44547415Whatever ... supporting using ALL THE CHARMS EVEN FISTS OF IRON if we have to
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>44547363as we look like we'll need them.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>44547581We might need our new soak if Tia gets rough
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>44547363>>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>44547363>>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)Also, since we're not using our essence on anything else, I vote for activating all the relevant charms.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>44547415Don't forget PCP
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>44547363>Be careful what you wish for, Tia. (s+z)>>44547415All the dice, all the charms.Bring them all.
Rolled 4 (1d10)Is this some sort of reverse bullying?Are we getting back at our husband and wife?
I really miss those times we played spoiled Princess and Anathema and Immaculate Mon with Amata
>>44547652Yes, this is part of our totally justified and not at all overblown revenge for them being such meanies.
>>44547675Who says we can't do it now? Spoiled princess would be a fun one
>>44547690Seems like we're getting some zombies breakfast tomorrow again.>Ten Ox Meditation?
>>44547675We have all week anon and some Dragon Blooded soon to be volunteers
>>44547675Technically, we never really got around to spanking Amata for being deceiving us.
>>44547765...right it's always her doing the spanking
>>44547810Sidereal bullies mang
>>44547810>>44547765>try to spank Amata>Maka hits her own assYou can't really win against sidereals, man.
>>44547363>Yes mistressWe should re-use that demon roleplay at least once during our vacations.I bet the Immaculate would get in just as we play it up to eleven
You turn to Tia, pretending to look exasperated by her constant search for your attention. "My, aren't you a needy little girl.""...Yes." She smiles throwing her arms around your neck. "Yes I am. And I deserve to be punished for it."Discreetly, Amata has already gathered her things, locked the doors, and sat down on a chair in the corner, apparently quite amused, with the intention to spectate.You turn to Tia again, shove the couch aside with your foot, and slam her on the ground in the middle of the living room.[LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS] [AEGIS OF DIVINE JUSTICE] [MAJESTIC RADIANT PRESENCE] [HUSBAND-SEDUCING DEMON DANCE] [ROSE-LIPPED SEDUCTION STYLE] [GRACEFUL CRANE STANCE] [TEN OX MEDITATION]"Be careful what you wish for, Tia."[s+z=1 3 3 10 2 8 6 7 1 8 9 4 2 7 4 = 7 successes]Unfortunately for your petty revenge schemes, by now you've ascertained that Tia is very, very difficult to completely break. Her stamina is way above even yours, and one of her stupid lunar tricks she's started using recently was the realization that she can technically shapeshift into "herself, just fully rested".Cheater.Of course, that's not going to stop you. You've got tricks of your own.The struggle is real, and lasts all the way through the night and way into the morning, when at last you manage to get the edge on Tia and force her to call from a time out. Not quite from physical exhaustion, but more from having her brains scrambled by the overwhelming sensations and the massive amounts of Charms and Essence you've pumped inside her (among other things).By then, she's long forgotten how to actually speak, and it even takes a while for her to figure out what a human shape is like again, but you get the gist of her message.Amata slaps closed the book she started reading when everything became a bit too confusing and repetitive to properly follow from the outside, and smiles pleasantly. "Fun night?"In five minutes, you string together a coherent answer. (Cont.)
"Well, at least you didn't collapse the house or crater the island or anything. You're learning."Yeah, that was actually the hardest part. Containing Tia."Well, my turn?"You groan."...Relax, I'm joking." She giggles, slapping your shoulder. "Get dressed. We need to pay a visit to Ocean Father, remember?">*nod*>*point at Tia writhing on the floor*>*shake your head*>*collapse*
>>44547985>*nod*>[GRACEFUL CRANE STANCE]We don't even need to activate this one, we just said it out loud I bet
>>44548057>*nod*>*point at Tia writhing on the floor*
>>44547985>she can technically shapeshift into "herself, just fully rested".Now that is just bullshit.
>>44548119Lunars, not even once
>>44548057Seconding >>44548066>>44547985>>44548057So did Tia go sexual chimera on us?And what would've happened if we didn't have tireless hero's soul...?
>>44548119I agree, well done Tia I aprove of this level of bullshit.
>>44547985>her brains scrambled by the overwhelming sensations and the massive amounts of Charms and Essence you've pumped inside her (among other things).>>44548057>*nod*>*collapse*
>>44548057>*nod*Must... go... see... Ocean... Daddy
>>44548166>And what would've happened if we didn't have tireless hero's soul...?Total protonic reversal.(I kid. That's more like Amata's thing.)
>>44548166We probably would have just died
Also, what are you wearing for the day?
>>44548296We're seeing Ocean Father?How about #25 White Mermaid Queen
>>44548296Perfect timing for our Mermaid Outfit
>>44548336I'll second it.Posting it for everyone to see
>>44548296Yeah the mermaid queen works
>>44548259What we really need is a charm that lets us count sex as restful activity. There's actaully an ability that lets you do that in Aberrant.>>4454829617 or 22>>44548057>*nod*
>>44548296#06We are going to meet a lot of important people and need to be formal for them
>>44548296#25 for Ocean Father and then we can switch again after we're done
>>44548296Backing hive mind but we should add some of the stuff we got yesterday for the locals.
>>44548296>>44548376Should we replace the lame, non glowing crown with the crown of thunders?>>44548383>What we really need is a charm that lets us count sex as restful activity.I'm pretty sure stuff like that goes in the category of Infernal Charms. Like the one that let's you sleep while running.
>>44548416Oh yeah, some of the local pearls and jewelry we bought.>>44548427>Should we replace the lame, non glowing crown with the crown of thunders?Not yet I think
>>44548416Great Idea >>44548427Not yet
>>44548427>I'm pretty sure stuff like that goes in the category of Infernal Charms. Like the one that let's you sleep while running.Or fae nonsense. Fortunately, we have a fae familiar which is supposed to give us neat charms one of these days.
Bring a gift for the Ocean Father, we essentially get him from his desk to show off.
>>44548505Some more Tobacco would be cool
>>44548535Let's casually buy a barrel on the way there.
You try and refresh yourself and make yourself presentable, get dressed and cleaned up, put on some of your new accessories and jewelry, and walk out with Amata in tow, leaving Tia to her attempts to put her legs back in their rightful place."Alright." You sigh. "Let's get the show started."It seems like the islanders have gotten the message. There isn't anyone camped on your front door anymore. Like yesterday, Erman stands by, wondering if you'll need an escort.Meanwhile, Amata hands her letter to Regis, who runs of to deliver it to the Chieftan.>We'll go alone, no problem.>Just you come with us.>A couple soldiers.>About ten or so?>(Other?)
>>44548663>>Just you come with us.We don't need as big an escort this time, but someone for show is nice
>>44548663>Just you come with us
>>44548663>>A couple soldiers.Should be fine, It'd be cool if we signed autographs or something
>>44548663>>Just you come with us.
>>44548663>>A couple soldiers.
>>44548663>Just you come with us.
>>44548663>A couple soldiers.Bringing a big entourage to a temple is a bit rude. Makes it look like we're trying to show him up.
>>44548663>Just come with us.>I hope we haven't disturbed your sleep.
>>44548663>We'll go alone, no problem.
>>44548663>>Just you come with us.I support this>>44548577
"We're going to visit Ocean Father." You nod at Erman. "You coming with us?""Going to meet a god?" He shrugs. "Sure, why not."You walk out of the gates and into the country roads, into Solid Shell, crossing the shopping district you were in yesterday, until you reach the coastline. There, a tall, tower-like building made from finely carved pink coral blocks stands tall next to simple fishermen's huts and houses spread all over this side of the island. Bit by bit, the usual crowd condenses about you. This time, without the soldiers to keep them at bay, and with news of your arrival making quite the rounds across the city, the islanders get a lot more close and personal with you.Still careful and respectful, of course. They know you're dangerous. But their enthusiasm is hard to keep at bay.They ask for autographs, for souvenirs. They try to touch you, they try to stop you and ask you all sorts of inane questions. If it's true that you're a demon. If the Immaculate Faith is wrong. If you've been to heaven. If it's true you're married. What do you eat. If they can touch. Why you're here causing trouble in their city. If you can bless them with fishing luck. Normally, you'd get hopelessly bogged down in the crowd in zero time. But, your Anima Flare and Castemark are still quite bright, and that keeps people at bay, leaving you space to advance unimpeded. Finally you arrive at the temple's doorstep. There, a young priest with blue hair and unusually light skin stands before you, a scepter of office made from ice-like blue crystal in hand. The people with you keep their distance, clearly full of respect and maybe a bit of fear for the man, who gives you the feeling to be quite a bit older than he actually appears. A god-blooded, for sure."Garan Zha." He bows to you, respectfully as well, but keeping what looks like a rather sarcastic smile on his lips. "Son and high priest of Ocean Father. He told me about you."(cont.)
>>44549386He's cute. I want him too.
>I'm here to pay a visit to him.>I'm here to talk a bit with you, actually.>I was just passing by.>What did he tell you?>(other?)
>>44549490>I'm here to pay a visit to him.>What did he tell you?
>>44549490>What did he tell you?>I'm here to pay a visit to him.
>>44549490>I'm here to pay a visit to him.>"Only good things I hope?"
>>44549386>(other?) "Only good things, I hope.">I'm here to pay a visit to him.>I'm here to talk a bit with you, actually.
>>44549490>What did he tell you?>I'm here to pay a visit to him.Say hello, thank him for that storm and for saving our brother, his Lunar, and our crazy Water Aspect
>>44549490>What did he tell you?>I'm here to pay a visit to him, actually. Coming along?
>>44549490>I'm here to talk a bit with you, actually.
>>44549386>Son and high priest of Ocean Father.Neat, well we totally came for him, but I don't mind talking to this guy for a bit too, he looks pretty cool.
>>44549490We didn't bring anything to sacrifice did we?
>>44549606I mean I can think of some things we can do on the spot, but it hasn't been mentioned we brought anything in particular.
>>44549606Oh damn. If we had built a harem of brown girls as soon as we reached the island, we would be able to sacrifice a cute virginity.
>>44549386>They ask for autographs, for souvenirs. They try to touch you, they try to stop you and ask you all sorts of inane questions. If it's true that you're a demon. If the Immaculate Faith is wrong. If you've been to heaven. If it's true you're married. What do you eat. If they can touch. Why you're here causing trouble in their city. If you can bless them with fishing luck.Maybe later. Sure they can. No we're not. Yes they are. We have been actually. We are, just a few days, did you see the eclipse? Maka likes spicy things. Touch what now? Whoops. Not really our field, sorry.
>>44549386>>I'm here to pay a visit to him.
>>44549648Yes it's not like the immaculate dragonblood needs to know we're really the Despoiler of Virgins
>>44549490>>I'm here to pay a visit to him.>What did he tell you?
>>44549490>What did he tell you?>I'm here to pay a visit to him.>I'm here to talk a bit with you, actually.Any son of Ocean Father is a friend of ours, if he wants it at least.
>>44549707Good idea, we could probably use an immaculate for this.
>>44549738What if the immaculate isn't a virgin?
>>44549738>>44549781...Is it too late to sell you two out on the realm?
>>44549781Then there will be serious trouble with the order.
>>44549821The Immaculate Philosophy doesn't practice celibacy.I think
>>44549386>If you can bless them with fishing luck.Actually, what blessings CAN Maka bestow, other than the training?
>>44549815Unfortuneatley we don't get refunds for the voices in Maka's head. Damn Neverborn
>>44549865None, most blessings are actually powers that a relevant god/spirit/demon has, so Maka can't do anything besides like, praying in their stead to the appropriate diety/whatever
>>44549903We are a low tier deity, damn.
>>44549865Enlightened Essence. Arguably improved mental defense. That's about it.
>>44549821To be honest, every dragonblooded immaculate probably has conviction/temperance 5 to stay virgin.And seriously, mortals are good enough to sacrifice but if you want bang for your buck (heh) you got to have some (elemental)fury in you
>>44549865We can get a realy big fish called Tia to do stuff like save people.
"Good things, I hope." You smile politely. "Can we join you inside?""Sure, follow me." He walks into the structure. The inside is cool, almost cold. Trickles of water flow on small channels dug into the walls, filling the (rather dark) temple with a pleasant white background noise. The only window is opposite to the entrance, and overlooks the sea. The floor is sunken under a palm of crystal clear water, icy to the touch but actually quite pleasantly refreshing after a few steps. You notice Amata and Erman taking their shoes off and washing their feet in a small, separate side-pool full of soapy water before entering, and you do likewise."He did tell me that you were helping him with retrieving an item he's been looking for for a very long time." Zha continues, leading you inside. There isn't much to speak of as far as furnishing goes, but that contributes to give to the temple a grandiose and solemn feel. "And that you're an ally and a friend.""Any chance we might meet him?" You suggest."That depends." Again that humorless grin. "Why are you truly here?">It's just a courtesy visit.>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance, but this is just a courtesy visit.>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance. I was hoping Ocean Father would help.>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it. I was hoping Ocean Father would help>I thought the time was ripe for the queen of Tianna to pay an official visit to Father Ocean.>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]>(Other?)
>>44549929We're an exalted. We're basically a supersoilder designed to kill the beings that created deities.
>>44549961>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance. I was hoping Ocean Father would help.
>>44549961>>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]Bam son.But also to thank him for saving Karas and Rajan, that was cool of him.
Maka! Listen! Silk is evil! Send the Lunars to destroy her, they're our only hope! MAKAAAA!>>44549867Damn headvoices
>>44549983That's a total lie though. We're here to annex the place.
>>44549999Annexation is sort of like an alliance
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance, but this is just a courtesy visit.
>>44549999We're somewhere between the two imo.
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.
>>44550010>>44550017Just saying, don't lie to the long term ally when he'll realize we are lying by the end of the day, given what we're going to propose to the governor.
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it. I was hoping Ocean Father would helpPlease, not the crown. It's much too soon. Save that for when we're in front of the whole tribal assembly and they THINK they've worked out a plan for dealing with us.
>>44549961Fuck subtle>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]>Also your father is a real bro and I really haven't spoken to him in a while.Subtle is for night castes without humongous weapons.
>>44549961>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]>>44550010It's not
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]We aren't going to as his help for this, just us being here for show and to honestly thank him.
>>44550062You're right, it's not I was joking.>>44550047For now it's just one person, the son of an ally and friend, we can show him as a sign of trust and then ask him not to spread it around until we're ready.
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos seeking an alliance and testing the waters For the possibility of annexation, but this is just a courtesy visit.Guys, we didn't notify him in advance or do any of the things necessary for a proper official visit. It'd be pretty rude just to spring this on Ocean Dad.
>>44550045OK changing >>44549983 to>I'm here to free Okeanos from the Realm and I was hoping Ocean Father would help.
>all these votes for the crownWhy? Why are you people doing this? We'd all agreed to save that for the moment of greatest impact, as our secret weapon. Now you want to waste it on somebody we're already allied with, and blunt the impact of showing it to the chieftain with hearsay?Now everybody's going to be on guard, and the Immaculates are going to send a red flag ten miles on the side back to the Realm.
>>44550104>For now it's just one personAre you joking? Manifesting the Crown involves a bolt of lightning slamming into our head. There is no discrete way to show it off. Everybody in the building will know.
>>44549961>>I thought the time was ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean. [LESSER CROWN OF THUNDERS]>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.We don't need his help for Okeanos, we got that covered.
>>44550178Would you be ok with showing Ocean Father away from the public?
>>44549961>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.Love how all the not-stupid options are subdivided like this
>>44550178It's literally only the Ocean Father and his son alone, they can keep a secret.>>44550209The lightning strike is only for the Burn ability, if it weren't then we've already shown it off when we fucked Tia
>>44549961>It's just a courtesy visit.>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance, but this is just a courtesy visit.>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance. I was hoping Ocean Father would help.>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it. I was hoping Ocean Father would help>I thought the time was ripe for the queen of Tianna to pay an official visit to Father Ocean.Any of these, I don't care beyond that.
>>44549961How does the LCoT manifest EF?
I just imagined Sol having a small device that makes a shrill pinging noise everytime we activate the crown.¨ Oh that's the third time this week.¨¨ Again? Must be at a diplomatic event or something.¨¨Medamn, we've nearly got a good beat here...¨¨... I've had better ideas in my life...¨
>>44550274Crown has 7 out of 16 votes. We can only hope word doesn't get out.
>>44550343So 9 votes to not use it on something that should really require an absolute majority.
>>44549961>>I'm here in Okeanos to annex it, but this is just a courtesy visit.
>>44549961>>I'm here in Okeanos to seek an alliance. I was hoping Ocean Father would help.
>>44550358A revote with reason for being in Okeanos reason for visit to Ocean Father and crown Y/N might be a good idea but I don't know if EF does revotes.
>>44550390Sorry that should be annex
Today lasted quite a while
"Oh, you know..."You thoughtfully and carefully make your way to the center of the room, then, timing your movement perfectly, you turn about to face Zha, smile brilliantly, and answer."...I thought the time for ripe for the Crown Princess of Creation to pay an official visit to Father Ocean, Lord of the Waves, Shogun of the Western Seas."His grin dies, leaving his mouth wide agape. In those five seconds his brain is spending hopelessly trying to catch up with what you just said, the Lesser Crown of Thunders blooms and explodes in its full brilliance upon your head.Five more seconds of confused staring are the result. He sees, he knows, he understands, but he doesn't quite believe.Then, he hits the ground faster than a sack full of cannonballs, dropping to his knees and palms on the water-covered floor."Ocean Father is a valid ally, and a good friend. I am heavily indebted to him. I wanted to let him know that my oaths, debts and promises to him are not forgotten now that the Unconquered Sun has bestowed this high honor upon me."As you expected, it doesn't take long for the god himself to materialize, just next to his kowtowing son and high priest, taking shape from the water of the temple itself in a massive, swirling shape."Maka." He lowers his head before you."Father Ocean." You reply. "It's nice to see you again and find you well." You let the full splendor of the crown wane back to its "normal" state, a blooming flower of golden electricity hovering and dancing about your head."I don't think the Unconquered Sun could have chosen a better candidate." He takes your offered hand, and places a gentlemanly kiss on its back. "What brings you here?"You take his hand in your own. "I'm here with the intention of taking my first steps towards the formation of a great western kingdom. I wouldn't dare do it without informing you first, of course."(cont.)
>>44550529Well, I'm done. Enjoy the quest everybody.
>>44550547Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
>>44550547See you again next thread.
>>44550581While that guy is overreacting, I do think using the crown should have needed a majority over all the options that don't include that, since it probably should have been it's own vote.
>>44550529>Then, he hits the ground faster than a sack full of cannonballs, dropping to his knees and palms on the water-covered floor.Teehee. I enjoy that way too much
>>44550630There's no probably, it definitely shoukd've
>>44550630No, it shouldn't. It had majority when the update was being written. Stop crying.
>>44550630To be fair, it had the majority in the initial rush. He may well have cut it off before more people started voting/samefagging.Because lets be honest, drama queen here >>44550547 probably voted more than once.
>>44550630>>44550655Once again this isn't a big deal
>>44550630The crown wasn't an accessory to complement the other options, so no.
>>44550630I think one of the bigger reasons that people didn't want to use the Crown was a misunderstanding in how it is summoned, some assumed it would be big and flashy like when we first got it rather than just from inside us
On the other side we definetly flabbergasted the clergy, every spirit and godblood in Okeanos in a long term.Those are powerful drives in a society such as this and using the crown again in a formal meeting with the chieftans, it doesnt loose MUCH of it's impact.
>>44550721For you. And that's fine. But it is to a lot of other people.
>>44550695>>44550721I honestly don't give two shits whether we use it or not, and I didn't vote anyway. I just wanted to give my opinion on the matter.
>>44550759>On the other side we definetly flabbergasted the clergy, every spirit and godblood in Okeanos in a long term.Not just yet, just the people in the room
That's when you notice, with a side glance, that Amata, standing silently behind you, has her Castemark lit as well. She smiles, saying nothing, but the God has noticed it.Does it mean anything to him? You have to wonder."Are you seeking to re-establish the ancient rule of the First Age?" He asks, lifting a watery eyebrow."The First Age was a... complicated era. Many grand, awesome and beautiful things happened. Many others were nothing short of monstrous." You frown. "I like to think of myself as someone who looks at the future. From that past, I seek only to learn from the errors that were made."He seems to appreciate the answer."As my most powerful divine ally in Creation, I thought you deserved to know about the blessing and approval the Sun bestowed upon me." You let go of his hand. "Will you please keep the knowledge of this... reserved, though?""Of course. I understand secrets, and have a few myself." He smiles and winks. "I appreciate the trust you're placing in me. If your plan is to make the West great, happy and save once more, then you have my full support. But that you already knew."Zha doesn't interject, but you get the feeling that he feels the same as Ocean Father on these issues.>I wanted to ask you something. (what?)>I wanted to ask Zha something. (what?)>Banish the Crown of Thunders, say your goodbyes and leave.>(other?)
>>44550759Pretty sure there is exactly one person besides Ocean Father who has seen it
>>44550713He should really announce when a vote is cut off. Most other QMs have a static time limit or number of votes for a given option, or announce it.
>>44550802>Banish the Crown of Thunders, say your goodbyes and leave
>>44550802>Banish the Crown of Thunders, say your goodbyes and leave.
>>44550759Only Amata, Erman, Ocean Father and Garan Zha were in the temple, and it has only one window, which faces straight into the sea with no one in line of sight, if that's what you're worried about.
>>44550802>>I wanted to ask you something. (what?)>>I wanted to ask Zha something. (what?)I'm curious as to how we could make a good impression to the Chieftain and the council. Sorry People are acting like drama queens EF, you don't deserve this shit.
>>44550802Backing everything said by >>44550846
>>44550846I don't really have a lot of sympathy for him, and it was only one guy anyway.
>>44550802>I wanted to ask you something. (what?)>I wanted to ask Zha something. (what?)Well first of all at least thank him for saving our family that was cool and invite Zha to come down and visit us at the mansion while we're here, I'd love to know more about him. Not just like that he seems like the kinda person to know some TMA, maybe even Seafaring Hero like we've been wanting to teach Regis
>>44550802That was awesome, gotta cut it here, headache and a wake-up-call in five hours.Thanks EF, you're as awesome as your writing is: Solar awesome.
>>44550904I've just been reading the archives again and EF has had to put up with some stupid shit. He doesn't have to run, and he does. Seeing people freak out about stupid/unimportant things just makes me feel bad for him.
"Well, if you don't mind a question, I was wondering...""Do ask." The god replies."How would you suggest I go about making a good impression with the Chieftan and the Council?""Mh." He caresses his beard,thinking about it for a few moments. "Good question. The people of Okeanos want nothing more than to be ignored and forgotten. Your interest in them is threatening their survival strategy.""I've got no ill will towards them, you know.""But they'll be concerned nonetheless." He explains. "You'll have to reassure them of three things." He counts on his fingers. "First, that they will keep their traditions, customs, religion and culture. Second, that they will not be involved firsthand in any dangerous wars they're not willing to fight, and will be protected. Third, that they will not be forcibly involved firsthand in anything hostile.""Such as?" The last point was worded oddly.Zha straightens his back. "Assume that you will be defeated, Princess. Or, even if not that, that you will be one day forced to abandon Okeanos, which will be re-occupied by the Realm. They are worried about that.""That the Realm will retaliate in some kind on the local population." You realize. "Well, I don't plan on giving them any excuse for doing that. Of course, they might do it without any valid excuse.""That is out of your hands." The god nods. "Frankly said, all the people from Okeanos want, in the short term, is to be safe, peaceful, and out of the limelight. Promise them this, and you will have their ears."You lift an eyebrow. "What about the long term?"He smiles. "Of course... they want Okeanos back.""Alright. Thank you." You shake his hand. "And... thank you for your help during the battle as well. I owe you so much.""It was not a big deal." He shakes his head dismissively."Oh, I'd like to ask something to you as well, Zha."He seems startled all of sudden. "Huh? Wha? Me? O- okay, what is it?"(cont.)
"I wouldn't mind you visiting us at our mansion while we're hanging around here in the Neck. I mean, you're welcome in Tianna as well, of course. But I was wondering... do you practice Terrestrial Martial Arts, or know someone who do? I'm looking for someone to train my finest servants."At long last, his sarcastic smile returns. "...Well, I do know a few moves. I'll drop by and offer my expertise, I guess."[SESSION END]
>>44551278So what was the point of having that vote if the questions were just going to automatically win anyway?
>>44551278Thanks for running boss
>>44551278>[SESSION END]It's over!Thanks for the thread as always EF.
XP:Base: +2 XPFrom now on and for quite a while, unfortunately, I might be running threads less often than usual. I'll try and keep up with one thread every week, but can't promise I'll actually manage that.
>>44551292The point of the vote was to fish for content for the final update of the thread.
>>44551292Sometimes people have questions and sometimes they don't.
>>44551330I'd have preferred the winning option being allowed to win to a larger final update.
>>44551319That's a shame, I hope you can keep it up, but no worries if something comes up.
>3/9 votes for a thing>thing wins anywayThink I'll join the guys that left
>>44551319>From now on and for quite a while, unfortunately, I might be running threads less often than usual.That's fine EF, any amount of time you can spare is great.
>>44551292What >>44551330 said. Those questions were interesting and there was no real negative side to asking them, so there's really no reason to not ask them before leaving.I've done this before quite often, by the way.
>>44551378It's one guy, I wouldn't worry about it
>>44551378>no real negative side to asking themI wanted to avoid interacting with Zha more and now he has a standing invitation and reason to be around in the future.
>>44551372>>44551378Seriously, this isn't the first time he's done this, this is how these votes normally go when we're asking questions.
>>44551400You don't like Zha? our new potential TMA instructor for Regis?
>>44551372See you next thread too. Should we keep your seats warm?
>>44551413Four, if you count the guy that already left.>>44551402It's annoying. If more people want to not ask questions than want to ask a question, it shouldn't be asked. Otherwise don't bother putting a "don't ask questions" option.
>>44551438Not at all.
>>44551378Don't let it get you down.I need quests that run on UK friendly times.
>>44551451I have a sinking suspicion that guy never left and is continuing to be butt hurt about stuff that doesn't fucking matter.
>>44551400"Oh no, Father Ocean has a priest who has offered to help us train our servants in Terrestrial Martial Arts. The horror, the horror!"Why would a social hero ever try so hard to AVOID socializing with new potential allies?
>>44551493Well, you're wrong.>>44551499Why should participants in a quest be allowed to make choices?
>>44551499Because he's not roleplaying and for some reason dislikes the character we've had one conversation with.
>>44551515So you just confirmed my suspicion, just calm down dude
>>44551515>Well, you're wrong.How do you know this Anon?Are you a superhero?
>>44551515I expected you next thread, not at the end of the one you in which you were dropping the quest.
>>44551540Confirmed it by denying it because trying to dismiss everyone that's upset for any reason as the same person is fucking stupid?>>44551557I'm the person he replied to, I'm not the person that said he left. Simple.
While I think being upset at gaining an ally is itself stupid, there is an argument that if we're going to ask any questions that someone posts, regardless of if others support it, there's no real point to puttng an option for not asking any questions.
>>44551523I dislike him too, but solely because the invitation won when it should've lost
>>44551451>It's annoying. If more people want to not ask questions than want to ask a question, it shouldn't be asked. Otherwise don't bother putting a "don't ask questions" option.I say this as someone who voted not to ask, I voted that way because I didn't have any questions rather than because I didn't want to ask any. We got a TMA teacher for Regis and some good advice on how to handle the Neck, what are you really mad about?
>>44551569>I'm the person he replied to, I'm not the person that said he left. Simple.and can you acount for all three or four Anons that >>44551451 >>44551413 >>44551395 talks about?
>>44551573So you're not role-playing either? Nice. I didn't vote to invite him, but I'm not mad, this like several other things thread, is a non-issue. People really need to stop getting mad about nothing.
>>44551616Losing the vote even with majority.Don't vote for the option to not ask questions if you're willing to ask questions but can't think of any, wait for someone else to think up something to support or just vote for asking questions and explain why you didn't write any in.>>44551624Seemed like he was implying I was the guy that left, which is why I took offense.
>>44551728Because we don't know if anyone left, this is an anonymous board. Also this quest is plagued by people who say shit like that all the fucking time.
>>44551639Maybe they'd be less mad if you weren't such a smug dickhole and stopped dismissing their displeasure as nothing
>>44551728>Seemed like he was implying I was the guy that left, which is why I took offense.Ok then. well goodnight, hope to see you next tread.
>>44551728Not all votes work the same, not all quests are the same. we've seen this happen tons of times, I voted that way when I knew what was going to happen with those questions, be mad we about what ever you want, but don't expect the quest to work like you want it to rather than how it has this whole time.
>>44551780I'll have to start making it extremely explicit in my votes that I want to not ask any questions even if there are reasonable suggestions, I guess.
>>44551753Yep text on an image board can convey smugness. I'm not being smug, I'm just trying to keep people from fucking up this quest. EF doesn't have unlimited time, he runs this because he wants to, I don't want ungrateful people ruining it for everyone by being incessant jerks.
>>44551799Fucking up is relative, from their perspective, it's a legitimate complaint about a broken system
>>44551843But from other people's perspective it's not and is just annoying. You have to take into consideration that not everyone wants to hear them complain about something they don't care about. Some people just want to enjoy the fucking story and game without being bogged down by inane arguments that don't matter. >Broken system From my perspective it's not broken.
>>44551887Once you hit three or four people that think something matters, it matters. Not being able to say no to asking questions is something that bugs me as well
>>44551887>You have to take into consideration that not everyone wants to hear them complain about something they don't care about.Little blue down arrow right after post number, click it, go to hide, check all three, apply. Done.
Just thought I'd clear things up a bit.I believe that my job as a quest master is less that of being a text parser, and more that of getting a general idea of what's going on and where the voters in general want to go, and write something that fits and pushes the plot along.When I say "voters in general", I mean that the majority vote should be generally followed, but outliers and singular votes with interesting write-ins that are not in direct contrast with the majority vote should be considered. Particularly write-ins, because they're people who've bothered to type out a custom response instead of going with the ones given to them. If you've been following my threads, you know that I've generally tried to pay attention to write-ins where possible.Ever since we hammered together a general "personality" for Maka after the first few threads, I've been doing a lot of "filling in the blanks". I don't ask for votes for every single word said or action done, and instead often use the votes for general direction and important choices, and fill in the less important things, the "fluffy bits", so to speak, with things that fit Maka's established personality and character.Of course, I make mistakes quite often. I'm genuinely sorry for those.For example, much like >>44551616, I expected the "say goodbye and leave" option to be, effectively, a "I don't have anything special to ask, so as far as I'm concerned we can leave", not "Maka must immediately leave the scene without any more conversation other than a goodbye".In hindsight, I should've probably split those two options and made the assumptions clearer. I'm sorry for this.(cont.)
Still, I had Maka chat a bit more before leaving, asking those write-in questions, because:1) They didn't have any possible obvious serious negative repercussions.2) They were questions I hadn't thought about, and I felt that they were interesting and deserved an answer.3) It fits Maka's established character to ask those questions.4) I always weight write-ins highly when calculating votes, because by their nature write-ins get less votes than options stated in my posts, but they're often very interesting as they come directly from you, the players.5) This sort of thing has happened other times in the past and never seemed to bother anyone.This, of course, is not a very valid excuse. I should've been clearer when stating the options myself.But, just so everyone knows: I don't compute votes in a strictly mathematical way, with the one option with the most votes passing and all others being discarded. I've always been clear about this, but just in case, let me reiterate. Votes, but also most non-vote discussion in the thread, is essentially Maka's thought process. It's a heavy influence on what Maka decides to do, but it's parsed and interpreted by myself before being transformed in actions that Maka does, which I type out accordingly.If you do not appreciate this style of mastering, I'm sure there are other quests out there which do things differently and more to your liking. You shouldn't stick with a quest that you're not having fun with.For everyone else who is not loudly proclaiming that they're dropping the quest because of what is, in my view, a minor issue, yet is still here to read this: This is legitimately an issue started by a mistake I made, and I'll try not to repeat it in the future by fielding clearer options. Sorry.
>>44551966>>44551985Just keep doing you boss, see ya next time.
>>44551985Well, that settles that. Good night and thanks for running.
>>44551966>>44551985See you next thread EF, thanks for running.
>>44551985Honest question: what happened to those bond charms we were supposedly going to get with silk at some point? I remember them being mentioned a couple of times and was wondering if you still intend to do anything with that idea.
>>44551985>This, of course, is not a very valid excuse. I should've been clearer when stating the options myself.I think otherwise, it's a perfectly reasonable and frankly obvious assumption to make. The only arguments against it are semantics and nitpicking.
>>44551985>This sort of thing has happened other times in the past and never seemed to bother anyone.This tread has been kind of hostile and I hope I'm not to blame for posting >>44545119 if that did kick this off I'm sorry for putting some people in a bad mood.
>>44552097Let's not start the argument again when it just ended, mate. If people want to not ask questions, let them have the option.
>>44552075>Honest question: what happened to those bond charms we were supposedly going to get with silk at some point? I remember them being mentioned a couple of times and was wondering if you still intend to do anything with that idea.I've thought a bit about it, in fact. Bond charms with familiars are obviously Zenith, and part of the "survival" tree, so they have either Friend of Creation or Eternal Survivor Attitude (the Survival dice-adder) as prerequisites.As an aside, Maka doesn't yet have the Resistance excellency, which means a few resistance charms are still locked.
>>44552112Ain't your fault brother, 4chan is gonna 4chan >>44552135Also agreed
>>44552097You're the reason we can't have nice things
>>44552145Ok that's really cool
>>44552145Which other Soc defense charms we don't have? You said it was an Elder tree we haven't unlocked yet, do we need transcendant hero meditation?
>>44552157I'm not the one saying that write-in questions should go unanswered. The reasonable default in casual social situations has always been "leave once we've run out of questions/time." We weren't pressed for time, so it's perfectly natural for EF to assume that a vote for leaving is just saying "I can't think of anything else, we can leave."Of course write-in questions are going to overrule that. If you specifically wanted to leave right there without talking further, you should have said so, even if your post's just the vote and "Time's wasting, let's roll." Cutting off the conversation is a departure from the norm and should be treated as such.
>>44552145>Survival tree is untouchedI want this so much.Maka, the Amazon~
>>44552230You actually don't have much in the way of social defense charms. Transcendant Hero Meditation is the first, and unlocks a few others.
>>44552280Friend of Creation sounds really kinda fun, we can disney princess all day everyday.
>>44552277>I'm not the one saying that write-in questions should go unanswered.You are the one trying to start shit with a resolved argument though.
>>44552280I equally enjoy Maka the Amazon and Maka spoiled princess. It's hard to choose.
>>44552317We could maybe even ride a wild Aurochs or something
>>44552323It's default mode is Disney Princess anon, we can walk around with little birds singing around us and holding our clothes for us.
>>44552307Huh, I thought for sure Sun King Radiance was one
>>44552280I personally would rather look into acrobatics or martial arts next, with survival coming after those.Then again Disney Princess Maka would be super awesome. I'd be up for grabbing it first.
>>44552319Abandoned isn't resolved. I don't want to see the same argument pop up in the middle of our talks with the tribe leaders or Immaculates.In any case the thread is on page 9 and autosaging, it's not like an argument is going to affect anything now. Anybody who wants to can just leave and miss nothing of importance to them.
>>44552352That sounds incredibly adorable
>>44552145>>44552307Two more Zenith charms to go one the list, well a few more really.
I'm still surprised we don't have lightning speed yet. With the traveling we do and the rides we bum from the Lunars, it seems like we'd get plenty of use out of it. Plus it just seems the natural counterpart to Monkey Leap.
For reference, Survival also has:- charms for interacting in various ways with animals, up to and including some minor shapeshifting. Not QUITE anything even remotely close to what Lunars have, but still useful and interesting things.- charms to deny natural obstructions and difficult terrain, for yourself or groups, and trailblazing.- charms for foraging and seeking food and shelter, that evolve into charms about magical farming and agriculture.Plus other stuff if i get some brilliant ideas. I've always found that Survival kind of gets a short stick normally, and would like to see it gets some cool stuff instead.
>>44552447For long distance travel we have our bike that we can power with our hearthstone now, but Lightning Speed has some nice combat mobility potential in it that I still want out of it.
>>44552478Thats awesome, we need to start saving some exp
>>44552352>we can walk around with little birds singing around us and holding our clothes for usThey would give up at some point or Tia would explain that we don't need clothes. Even charms have limits.
>>44552478Could we get one to let us count sex as a restful activity?I know there is an Yozi Charm that let's akuma and Green Sun Princes rest while running, it seems a Solar equivalent would be classified as Survival
>>44552557True, it may only last for a few seconds but it would be cute still.
>>44552478Hey EF, back before the system change you talked about maybe some charms that would let us play with our Cult dots in some ways, did you give up on those?
>>44552557They could also help us with our work, carrying ink and quills, squirrels taking and bringing us parchment, think of all the cute potential!
>>44552478>- charms for interacting in various ways with animals, up to and including some minor shapeshiftingCatgirl Maka
>>44552597Not quite, but I decided they didn't work as Solar charms. Solars aren't designed to work as gods. They CAN gain a Cult, but it's not in the natural order of things for them to be worshiped, so they don't have Cult charms. (Gods do have them).>>44552558...Considering how much of that Maka does, I don't really see why not. It would be either in the Resistance or Survival trees, but definitely Zenith.
>>44552637I think you mean Bunny Girl Maka
>>44552669You, I like you
>>44552666>(Gods do have them).Something for our cute God then.
>>44552669This is totally what Maka would be if she were a Lunar.
>>44552669What's the cutest thing in a mantis' diet?
>>44552732Moths, Bees and spiders
>>44552478>shapeshifting>hueCould you give us an idea as to the extent? "Not Lunar tier" covers a really wide range. Could it be useful as a disguise, or is that sneaking into Night territory? Natural weapons, like fingernail claws? Could Maka grow a fluffy tail?Please God say yes to that last one. I NEED IT. >- charms to deny natural obstructions and difficult terrain, for yourself or groups, and trailblazingWould one of the top charms in that tree let our footsteps build a road as we walk? Because that'd be pretty neat.>- charms for foraging and seeking food and shelter, that evolve into charms about magical farming and agriculture.And later combine into a charm that allows you to grow houses that feed their occupants?
>>44552731In all honesty, her totem animal would probably be a cow/bull
>>44552784>cowtits>cow hipsI begrudgingly approve despite the lack of fluffy tail.
>>44552834The fluffy tail's noble sacrifice is not in vain
>>44552765>Could it be useful as a disguise, or is that sneaking into Night territory? Natural weapons, like fingernail claws? Could Maka grow a fluffy tail?>Please God say yes to that last one. I NEED IT.You could only adopt one animal feature at a time, and no major body transformations. Cat ears is okay. Fluffy tail is okay. Eagle fingernails is okay. Sprouting wings or the lower body of a horse like a centaur is not.It also needs to be a natural animal you have as a Familiar and have a bond with. (No, Silk is not a "natural animal". there's charms to get benefits from her, but they're further up the tree)>>44552765>Would one of the top charms in that tree let our footsteps build a road as we walk?It would be cute, but that's more sorcery than charm, sorry.>>44552765>And later combine into a charm that allows you to grow houses that feed their occupants?Again, this is more sorcery.
>>44552936Could we get a Familiar charm that would help feed Silk without her needing to do the thing where she feeds on the city?
>>44552936>It also needs to be a natural animal you have as a Familiar and have a bond with. (No, Silk is not a "natural animal". there's charms to get benefits from her, but they're further up the tree)Wait, how many charms up the tree would it be? Because While I want Silk Familiar charms, I don't want to have to buy a bunch of prerequisites.
>>44552994I still have to fine-tune it, but not much.>>44552988Maybe, but it would require you to pay a lot of attention to her.
>>44553049>Maybe, but it would require you to pay a lot of attention to her.Probably still easier to make a doodad for it then.
>>44553049>I still have to fine-tune it, but not much.I'd like to get a look at the charms further up the tree. I realize you normally don't do that, but its kinda hard to buy on faith.
>>44552994This. I want Catgirl Maka, but not if it means investing deep in a charm tree just for that purpose. The fact of the matter is that most of the time, we just aren't somewhere where survival (against nature, at least) is a real issue, and we've already got the basics covered. We're immune to natural hazards, so rain and sleet and snow and wind aren't an issue, while unnatural hazards are preventable for just 1C each day. We can go days without food or water or sleep, and our other charms make acquiring such in that time frame fairly easy. We don't really NEED shelter to bunk out in the wilderness, so what are the early Survival charms offering us?
>>44553159Honestly, for us? Not much, but they also work on groups, that's taking an army through the Southern Desert without care for heat or food, we can march through Western swamps without being bothered by bugs or slowed march.
>>44553214Those are some really fucking long-term concerns, though. The only sort of natural hazard we need to worry about leading people through for the foreseeable future is the ocean, and Sail charms are an Eclipse thing.
>>44553214I didn't even think of that, that's a good point. But we might have an airship eventually so this is still kinda moot. I love how having a circle solves most problems.
>>44553278It's not a priority buy yeah, but it's useful is what I'm saying.>>44553280We might not need to worry about travel, but they still have to fight in the heat once we're their and in the field.
>>44553327True enough, that would be a major issue
>>44553278>natural obstructions and difficult terrain,Exalted is the kind of game where you can go "The ocean is in my way" and do a whole Parting the Red Sea on it's ass with the charm.