You are Sireyi Valyenya, paladin, goddess, Queen of the nation of Oreia.“Mama, Mama up!” demands Salicia, seeing Neyma in your arms and with Fulima off with Vivi she doesn't want to be left out.You bend down and pick her up, despite the being so big you wonder how you can fit through doors.“You know” says Sofia casually “you never really hear about the unexpected benefits of having magical strength – most women would have groaned a lot doing that.”You raise an eyebrow at Sofia “Any time you want to help...” you say. You have one child on either hip and you're days away from having another three to look after.Your family is sat around in the grounds of the Barony: the sun is shining down on you all. Viviken is chasing Fulima through the trees and Jal is trying to teach Milerna how to pick pockets. “But why Mama Jal?” asks Milerna “why not just ask them to show me what they've got?”“Because they could say no Mili” says Jal.“But when I'm a palading they'll have to do as I ask or that means they're bad” says Mili “so why...”You tune out Jal explaining the morality of stealing. It's a nice afternoon and you don't want to spoil it.“Ok, come here child” Sofia takes Neyma off you, and the two of you wander around the grounds together talking, holding a daughter apiece.So did you hear the news?” Sofia says casually.“What news?” you counter, as Salicia demands you hand her a brightly-coloured flower that has caught her attention.Sofia just gives you a raised eyebrow.“Yes I heard” you say “I'm the reason it took them so long. I mean if they send a fleet of ships to invade what did they think was going to happen?”Sofia doesn't ask how many, you can feel her not asking how many ships the storms you conjured sank.“But now it's with them?” ventures Sofia.“Yeah” you sigh “and it pulled apart any storm I could summon. They'll be landing on the Eskian coastline in a matter of weeks.”
“What do the Eskians think of that?” asks Sofia “I mean, there was talk of them going over to the Lord of Life.”“There was” you say “and a few of them might still turn but Kalti and the Lord of Life apparently have history – pretty bad history according to Yerra. Eskia will fight them.”“And the rest?” Sofia says “I mean you and the Azure Empress expanding your borders, you sweeping through the Hells looking for more succubi – neither was popular.”“I spent a great deal of time with the rulers of various nations” you say “and the Oreian diplomatic corps has been a great help. I don't think I've changed anyone's feelings on the matter but they all understand the necessity of what I did. More succubi means more soldiers, and a pacified tribal lands means no orcs and beastmen marching for the Lord of Life.”“Pacified?” Sofia asks “Between the two of you you only control what, a third of the Tribal Lands?”“About that” you say “but we've both made sure that the rest of the tribes are fractious and disunited. Yes a few thousand may join the Lord of Life but there are no powerful warchiefs except those who owe fealty to the Azure Empress. Really if we had a few more years we'd just conquer the whole place and be done with it.”“If you do, you know I'll help however I can” comments Sofia, shifting Neyma from one hip to another “I'm nothing if not generous – I let you use my portal network after all.”You snort “and charged for every item that came through them, darling wife.”“Business is business” she says demurely.You feel a kick in your midsection and you rub your hand on your belly in an absent minded way.Sofia gives you a knowing look “Soon huh?”“Very” you agree “certainly long before we have to go to war.”“And will Yerra's plan work?” She asks, suddenly serious.
“I have no doubt he can send the Lord of Life to another plane and trap it there” you say “But...Yerra has kept a lot of what he's doing secret but I know it'll rely upon the Lord of Life walking in to the trap – and it must have considered we'd try to beat it some way. So maybe its too confident, or it expects to spot whatever we try and avoid it.”“What would you do if we lost?” Sofia asks you sombrely.>We'll beat the Lord of Life >If we can't beat it, we'll take our family to another plane>If we lose, we go down fighting>I don't know>Other (?)
>>46307997>We'll beat the Lord of Life
Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/tsAx3JGTParty http://pastebin.com/DMfRaXQVYour Realm http://pastebin.com/jYjB9BBQRules http://pastebin.com/yKvP3AiPParty Powers http://pastebin.com/awA8AvWiSister Character Sheet http://pastebin.com/NXxSXP3jThe World http://pastebin.com/3H9fnizcArchive http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=paladin+of+joyAnd https://archive.moe/tg/search/username/Pally/type/op/Summary to Thread 53 http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36603950/QM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQM[Meta]As a result of Oreia trading through Dalvin's network of interplanar portals, the barony earns a great deal in import dues.As a result of your actions, Oreia gain the following:1 million increase in population2 million gold bonus to treasury7 dragonsAs a result of the Azure Empress' actions the Empire gain the following:500,000 increase in population1 million gold bonus to treasury8 dragonsAs a result of Sireyi's actions, Dalvin gains the following:100,000 gold bonus to treasuryFeel free to discuss realm spending throughout thread, will call for a vote if there is no clear consensus.[End Meta]
>>46307997>If we can't beat it, we'll take our family to another plane
>>46307997>We take everyone we can save to another plane
>>46307997>If we lose, I will go down fighting, we'll see how many we can save from here.
>>46308009>2 million gold bonus to treasuryHuh, nice. Do you think we have the time to build a airship or two with that?We probably want a sizeable number of powerarmored troops too.
>>46308009We could now afford a planar trading circle of our own, Dalvin woild still profit from goods going from Oreia to Dornmer so it shouldn't cut too deep into her own income.We definitly want airships as mobile bases to fight against the LoL, in addition to significantly upgrading our troops with angel bonds (wonder if succubi can make those after the experience with Elahi) and power armour.Some mining would be more useful too.
combining beat him with taking people to another plane
>>46308104>Do you think we have the time to build a airship or two with that?Sure, but the most important question is: what will you name it?Oh and in case anyone missed it: this is the last thread before 6 month hiatus.And when Paladin of Joy returns in October 2016 then the quest as a whole will end during that stretch (expected to be December but might run over a bit, or even end early).
>>46308290>Sure, but the most important question is: what will you name it?Also need actual stronghold names.
>>46308290>then the quest as a whole will end during that stretchwhat about Mini-Paladin?
>>46308329Oh anon, Mini paladin will end when the LoL consumes Mili.
>>46308337>when the LoL consumes MiliYou mean when Mili takes over the LoL from the inside with her master of necromancy and being the best palading
>>46308290>what will you name it?Joseph
>>46308408Wow thats some A-Grade trivia going anon, I approve.
“We won't lose” you say firmly, confidently “we'll beat the Lord of Life and then go back to wrangling with politicians and nobles, and signing bits of parchment that our secretaries put in front of us.”Sofia shakes her head “That's fine for the troops and politicians” she says “but I know you Sireyi: what if we lose?”There's a long pause before you answer “then we save as many as we can” you say quietly “I'll make sure our family gets to another plane first but we'll get as many out as we can.”Sofia doesn't respond to that for a long time. Fortunately the silence is broken by Salicia declaring that she was hungry, and trying to fly out of your grip. You put her down and Sofia puts Neyma down and they both rush over to the long wooden tables where food is being served.Lunchtime with 5 children is chaotic and messy and full of arguments, questions about what a food is actually made of, claims that they're full after only taking a few bites followed by demands for dessert.Once your children have eaten, and returned to running around the grounds, climbing treets, chasing guards and hiding in bushes, you get the chance to talk to Isla.Isla is watching Fulmina shooting small bolts of lightning at bundles of leaves and twigs thrown into the air by Viviken. She's hitting about one in ten, but partly because Vivi keeps trying to fake her out, or throwing them in odd directions.Isla has a content, peaceful look on her face. “You look happy” you state the obvious, as you pull up a chair next to her.“Well I am” she says “it's not often we get the whole family together, the kids don't get much of a chance to play together after all.”You feel guilty about that, but decide not to be a martyr and say that it's all your fault “No they don't” you say “and they deserve to.”“I wonder how many more times we'll have this chance” Isla says, looking dour.
“That's a bit fatalistic” you say “Nothing has been decided yet and we still have a good chance of beating the Lord of L-”“Oh not that” says Isla “I mean they'll grow up, and even if we win, we might not be here to see them grow up. I know I shouldn't worry, but I do.”>Tell her not to worry, you'll get to see them grow up>Tell her to write letters, use magic to record messages for them, stuff like that>So make them something special to remember us (magic items, spells etc)>Other (?)
>>46308590>Tell her not to worry, you'll get to see them grow up>Tell her to write letters, use magic to record messages for them, stuff like that
>>46308590>Tell her not to worry, you'll get to see them grow up
>>46308590>Tell her not to worry, you'll get to see them grow up>So make them something special to remember us (magic items, spells etc)That will be useful even if we don't die, afterall.
>>46308590>Tell her not to worry, you'll get to see them grow up>So make them something special to remember us (magic items, spells etc)
>>46308408>>46308432I'll admit I don't know what this is about
>>46308590>Tell her not to worry, you'll get to see them grow up>Tell her to write letters, use magic to record messages for them, stuff like that>So make them something special to remember us (magic items, spells etc)I wonder, couldn't we combine this? Make magical items, like tomes, and record messages in them?Could even enchant a sword that way I bet.>>46308633Haha! I bested you Pally!Its the name of Sireyis father.
>>46308590>Tell her to write letters, use magic to record messages for them, stuff like that
>>46308633Iirc Joseph Valyenya is Sireyis father. The name was probably only mentioned once in tbe quest.
>>46308643>Haha! I bested you Pally!>Its the name of Sireyis father.Well, don't I look stupid
>>46308661To be honest I wasn't even sure his name was ever mentioned until I looked it up, pretty sure you only pulled it out of a hat for that one update.>>46308661Answer to this:>>46308329btw?
>>46308329After Paladin of Joy ends I plan to run another quest.I haven't yet decided what I'll run, but I have a number of ideas.One of those in the running is the adventures of Teenage Mili.Other than that, Mini Paladin will come to an end at the end of Paladin of Joy
>>46308713Interesting, I had thought that announced crossover indicated you wanted to fold Mili into Egwens.Though a Mili quest would be even better.
Going with grow up and record messages + lettersSeemed to be a tie between this and making special items for them>>46308713Cameo's can still happen
Meant to link to this post>>46308753Not my own
>>46308772She could do both.
>>46308772I kinda like the idea of making heirlooms that have recorded messages.I mean, in the unlikely case of them actually dying a magic sword/wand/whatever that offers adivse by your mothers in times of need sounds like a great item.
>>46308811>I mean, in the unlikely case of them actually dying a magic sword/wand/whatever that offers adivse by your mothers in times of need sounds like a great item.I worry it could be too much 'I don't know what to do, I'll ask the plot item what I should do rather than deciding myself'
>>46309063Well, you decide what sort of "times of need" count for activating the item.
>>46309063In the case the function of the times ever matter, in a Mili quest I guess, it doesn't have to be actiatable on demand. Only something that triggers on its own, to prevent exactly that effect, I bet Sireyi and her wives wouldn't want their children dependent on their simulacrums advice either.
“We will get to see them grow up” you say, leaning over to Isla and kissing her on the cheek “we're going to beat the Lord of Life and years later we'll have thrilling tales to tell our great-grandchildren.”Isla gives a half-smile at that “I suppose” she says.“If you're worried though” you say “write down some of your thoughts for our children, or make a message for them with a spell – so they can always see you when they want to.”“An imprinted personality recording could respond to simple queries” says Isla, taking a small book from her pocket and making notes “with specific messages in response to specific queries as well as acting with some intelligence...” She soon forgets her worries as she designs a magical guide for your children.You leave and wander over to Jallarial, standing underneath a tree as Neyma and Salicia both climb up the trunk and take turns leaping from a branch.You watch them drift down one after the other, flapping their wings frantically but not quite able to fly yet.Jal is stood beneath them yelling encouragement and wandering in circles, ready to catch them if either falls from the sky.“Having fun Jal?” you ask.“Yeah loads” she says, not taking her eyes from the two winged girls “Mili can't pick pockets to save her life though.”“Well it takes years to pick up those skills” you say mildly, deciding not to add that Jal's upbringing was a lot more dangerous than your daughters upbringing.“Are they gonna be safe when we're all away fight?” Jal asks suddenly, her eyes still skywards.“We'll be keeping them as safe as we can” you say “they will have people around them ready to whisk them to one of the Heavens at any point when we're away.”
“Good” says Jal “say love, not being all maudlin or anything, but if yer was ter not come back and stuff, can I be yer temp'ry High Priestess an' stuff?” her tone is light and joking but...you can tell she's worried.>Well the Book of Jal was a best-seller, so sure>Tell her not to worry – you'll be coming back>All three of you (Jal, Isla, Sofia) get to be high priestesses if I don't come back-to-back>Other (?)
>>46309237>Well the Book of Jal was a best-seller, so sure>Tell her not to worry – you'll be coming back
>>46309237>Well the Book of Jal was a best-seller, so sure>Tell her not to worry – you'll be coming back>All three of you (Jal, Isla, Sofia) get to be high priestesses if I don't come back-to-back
>>46309237>Well the Book of Jal was a best-seller, so sure
>>46309237>Well the Book of Jal was a best-seller, so sure>Tell her not to worry – you'll be coming backShe probably needs this.
>>46309237>Well the Book of Jal was a best-seller, so sureJal is a dedicated girl
Not to worry, and she can be high priestessIt's Happening!
“I am most definitely coming back” you say to Jal. You know you can't really lie to your wives, they know you too well. But sounding confident helps you and them...“And if I don't” you say casually “then sure, High Priestess Jal it is.” Jal smirks and you realise that now you really do need to come back alive from this fight, no matter what. If you didn't you might have a very...unusually holy scripture after all.Neyma drops out of the sky and plummets towards the ground just as Salicia takes flight. Jal dives to catch Neyma and you take over watching Salicia as she flaps in circles, trying to determine which direction she's going to drift in.You play with the both of them for some time, even flying up and giving them pointers, until they eventually tire of the game and go to build dens out of branches and brush. Jal takes a break and Sofia steps forwards to build dens.As you watch her go Ophinus flits around, watching Fulmina trying to control gusts of winds and tiny twisting funnels of moving air. She can get them going, but controlling them for more than a few seconds is beyond her.“Creator” Ophinus says, circling around you “might I ask a question?”“Of course you can Ophinus” you say “how can I help?”“I have heard the other angels in your service talking of the war against the Lord of Life” he says “many are confident and expect victory but some fear that victory will mean compromising their morals.”“How so?” you ask the tiny angel, your first angel.“The Lord of Life does not value any life” Ophinus explains “but it knows that we do, so if he left commanders a choice between saving innocent lives and securing military objectives, the angels are worried that out of necessity many of the mortals they will work alongside would be left with terrible choices.”
You ponder how to answer that.>Victory against this foe is most important; we can ask for forgiveness later>Our values and morals should be upheld even when times are hard >We have to trust that people will make the right choices, every situation is different>Other (?)
>>46309580>Our values and morals should be upheld even when times are hard >We have to trust that people will make the right choices, every situation is different
>>46309580>Our values and morals should be upheld even when times are hard
>>46309580>Our values and morals should be upheld even when times are hard>We have to trust that people will make the right choices, every situation is different
>>46309580>Our values and morals should be upheld even when times are hard>We have to trust that people will make the right choices, every situation is differentWe should really give Ophinus his promotion.
>>46309580>We have to trust that people will make the right choices, every situation is different
morals and trust
>>46308161Think we should mount a Fivefold Death of Cities on one of the airships?
>>46309580>Victory against this foe is most important; we can ask for forgiveness later
Preliminary plan for Oreia, subject to change based on feedback or unexpected circumstances. As such, upkeep isn't tallied yet and there's no state-of-the-realm pre- and post- spending blocks.DP Expenditures represent price negation via Celestial Iron creation. Removing DP increases the cost to 250%.Population from the bonus event is added to the realm before income.Fivefold Death of Cities is 25,000 extra gold to mount to an airship, but we only have the Nodes and Gold for one.2,709,887 Gold startExchange 55 free weeks of magical item creation for gold (+550,000 Gold)Power Armor Barracks (-50,000 Gold)Infantry, +1900 (-190,000 Gold)Heavy Infantry, +950 (-133,000 Gold)Powered Heavy Infantry +500 (-700,000 Gold)Mages +190 (-76,000 Gold)Blessed +100 (-100,000 Gold)Powered Armor (Celestial Iron): Blessed +10 (-100,000 Gold, -10 DP)Stormsilver Airship + Fivefold Death of Cities (-275,000 Gold)Celestial Iron Airship (-100,000 Gold, -25 DP)Celestial Iron Airship (-100,000 Gold, -25 DP)Strongholds B + C (-100,000 Gold)Church of Velya (Strongholds B + C, -4,000 Gold)Moneylenders (Stronghold B, -0 Gold)Town Banks (Stronghold B, -50,000 Gold)Trade Halls (Stronghold A + B + C, -15,000 Gold)Mazon-Sanctified Trade Halls (Stronghold A + B + C, -30,000 Gold)Advanced Defenses (Mundane + Magic) (Strongholds B + C, -40000, -80000, -120000)Extreme Defenses (Mundane + Magic) (Stronghold A, -80000)Mages Guild (Stronghold B + C, -200,000 Gold)Manufactory x6 (Stronghold B + C, -60,000 Gold)Bardic College (Stronghold C, -10,000 Gold)Simple Magic Items x2 (Stronghold B + C, -20,000 Gold)Interplanar Teleportation Trade (-500,000 Gold)Well Maintained Roads (Stronghold B + C, -10,000 Gold)Wagon Trains (Stronghold A + B + C, -30,000 Gold)Waystations (Stronghold A + B + C, -75,000 Gold)Patrolled Roads (Strongholds A + B + C, -0 Gold)11887 Gold left
>>46310263>Powered Heavy Infantry +500 (-700,000 Gold)What does this refer to specifically?
“Morals and values should be adhered to even when it's difficult” you say to Ophinus “I can understand why the angels are worried but sometimes you have to trust the people you work with to make the right choices. The Lord of Life will no doubt try to use our respect for others against us and whilst I would always want my angels to try to protect as many people as possible, I know that they will sometimes be faced with impossible choices. I trust them to make the right decisions, and they will learn to trust others in the same way.”Ophinus puzzles over this and then says “Thank you Creator” and flys off to watch over Fulmina again.You see Ebonsong heading off into the woods, no doubt to join in the den building. You tag along with her.“Thought you were a little old for building dens Ebby” you say teasingly, falling into step beside her.Ebonsong gives you a snooty look “I'm just here to look after my neices” she informs you “I certainly don't like playing games.”Right...which is why she eagerly helps Salicia build up a huge den as you split your time and attention between Salicia and Neyma. After a while Ebby stands back to admire her work as Salicia scampers around her den.“Big Sis” Ebonsong asks hesitantly “when we go to fight, are we going to face them on the beaches and stuff or fight in Eskia?”
>>46310284Purchasing Powered Armor as an upgrade for 500 Heavy Infantry.
“Well I have another meeting with the representatives from the various nations to discuss that in a few days” you say “so right now I couldn't say. Denying the enemy a chance to land is certainly useful but Eskia itself have a low living population and not a lot of food stored. As many of its people are undead they don't actually grow a lot of food or raise many animals compared to other nations. We could end up with a very long, and easily disrupted supply chain. On the other hand a retreat through Eskia means we could starve their army, and slow them down – there won't be much to subsist on and every day in hostile lands will cost them troops in all sorts of ways.”“And which way do you think is best sis?” Ebby asks.>Fight them on the beaches, don't let them land>I haven't decided>Retreat through Eskia, bleed them>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life matters>Other (?)
>>46310318I had wondered because it specified no metal, but I guess in that quantity thats largely academic.>>46310323>Fight them on the beaches, don't let them land>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life matters
>>46310323>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life matters
>>46310323>>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life matters>Fight them on the beaches, don't let them land
>>46310323>Retreat through Eskia, bleed them>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life mattersForce the LoL to take the front of his army if he wants any ground at all and try to seperate him from the rest of his army.
>>46310323>Fight them on the beaches, don't let them land>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life mattersObviously we should plan for retreat, but its a great opportunity to bleed his forces.
>>46310323>Retreat through Eskia, bleed them
>>46310263>Infantry, +1900 (-190,000 Gold)I'm thinking maybe it would be better to save ourselves the expense for regular troops and focus entirely on crack troops of Heavy Infantry, Mages and Powered/Enhanced troops.We got a lot of footsoldiers in the combined force with Azure, and as things are we benefit more from enhancing small troops and use them to hit-and-run.
>>46310323Mostly >Retreat through Eskia, bleed themBut make it cost them.
>>46310323>Fight them on the beaches, don't let them land>The army doesn't matter, only the Lord of Life matters
Beaches + Army don't matter, ok, writing
>>46310335By default Power Armor is just made of enchanted steel and such. If anons are willing to spend 500 DP, that could be upgraded to Abyssal Brass or Celestial Iron. I'd recommend Brass, as our army is made of succubi, but I don't expect many to want to go for that heavy of an investment.>>46310444I'll probably exchange that for 100 PA Infantry, 80 Blessed and a few more Mages, then.
>>46310515>but I don't expect many to want to go for that heavy of an investmentDon't we have ~2000 DP left? Seems worth it to me.>>46310515>I'll probably exchange that for 100 PA Infantry, 80 Blessed and a few more Mages, then.How much stronger in the combat calculation are PAs though?
>>46310515>I'd recommend Brass, as our army is made of succubiI feel like the added resistance to non-good magic would be worth more than the regular protection bonus.Or at least there should be a number of angels with celestial iron. Maybe Redeemed.
>>46310597I forgot to update Deific Power totals in the pasteCurrent totals are:Azure Empress: 216Sireyi: 2204
>>46310515Does the Stormsilver Airship expend all our supply?Having a bit of powered infantry with that seems also useful.It also means we don't have to expend more DP for making Powered Armor out of it.
>>46310597>Don't we have ~2000 DP left? Seems worth it to me.Well, it won't force a change in spending if people do want to go for it, but it is a big expenditure, so I'm reluctant to throw it in without a proper vote. As such, there will be one after Minidin.>How much stronger in the combat calculation are PAs though?No hard numbers, but the benefits it grants seem worth it and I'm sure Pally will make it more than worth it's cost in terms of combat aptitude.>>46310658Well, the armor says it increases all of it's bonuses when used by an appropriate sort of entity, I assume that means the ones that aren't associated with the particular type of magical material as well: damage, damage reduction, speed, general magic resistance, etc.Making it on a per-case basis to match the type of entity the suit is for is probably better, I didn't anticipate many Redeemed in the army for some reason.>>46310781>Does the Stormsilver Airship expend all our supply?Discussing how much it takes with Pally, I realize that I spent 150,000 extra to buy it directly when I could've just used the blob.The blob is ~200 DP worth of Stormsilver, so enough for eight airships or two hundred suits of powered armor. Well, ~175 now.>Having a bit of powered infantry with that seems also useful.The ones that would receive the most benefit from that would be Storm Empowered. May want to consider spending DP to upgrade the forest and increase the number we receive each year.
>>46311011>The ones that would receive the most benefit from that would be Storm Empowered. May want to consider spending DP to upgrade the forest and increase the number we receive each year.I would do that, just alone for the awesome factor of Sireyi having her own StormGuard of Stormblessed succubi.
>>46311049Holy shit the StormGuard sounds rad as hell.
>>46311049At least I like the idea of Sireyis guard being upgraded, and possibly extended, and giving them a storm theme would make them feel more "neutral" than Iron or Brass.
“I think we should fight them on the beaches” you say “we can deal with a stretched supply line; if they get a solid presence on land then even after the Lord of Life is defeated getting rid of them could take a very long time. I've seen the size of the Lord of Life's forces and we're going to be outnumbered twenty to one. He's stripped every able-bodies person from all the countries he's conquered, leaving the lands effectively helpless. But the sheer size of his army means that most of his forces are not elite soldiers, they're conscripts. They'll crumble in tough situations, like sieges or fighting knee-deep in the surf.”Ebby looks sceptical “but still with all those numbers, won't they push us back?”“Eventually they will” you concede “but ultimately the armies are going to be a sideshow: defeating the Lord of Life is going to be the main task. Once it's gone then we can try to negotiate with the leaders of the remaining forces so we hopefully won't need to defeat them in open battle – doing so would result in a lot of people dying and-” You pause, as things shift and gurgle inside you.“Sis?” asks Ebby, looking concerned “are you ok?”“I'm fine” you say, breathing quickly “Ebby do me a favour and get the midwives would you, I think, ah, I think it's time!”You take to the skies and head back to the castle as quickly as you can, not trusting your legs at this particular time.Ebby flies as fast as she can, yelling, and your family springs into action...
You are Milerna Jalweyen, angel-blooded and born paladin of Konig. You are 9 years old, and are attending paladin training at a church of Konig school.http://pastebin.com/RE8br4ufIt's been weeks since Headmistress Ophilian took over and in that time a lot of the Instructors have left, but more have come to replace them – much nicer ones too!Those you see with Konigs blessing are following most of the vrtues and many are following all of them. You and your friends having been working hard too.Although the newer teachers are nicer, they are still strict and demand a lot from all of you. But there is still time for fun, like now for example...“So the dungeon itself is more of a tower” explains the instructor “the first room is just a few goblins, the next floor is a trap you need to get past, and the top floor is the battle with the evil wizard” he shows you a rough map of the practise dungeon you and your friends will be going through today. It's all made of illusions and stuff, so you can't get hurt.“So” says the instructor, a short fat man “which of you are going through first? Remember you can only have four team members.”You look at your friends: everyone volunteers, Even Sera is with you, though she's a little wary around you.“Oooh me, pick me!” Tomas jumps up and down in excitement.(pick 4 teanm members, Mili can be on the team, but it is not required)>Mili>Chesi>Thomas>Michael>Sera>Jenny>Gilly
Chesi, Mili, Thomas and Jenny, writing.
“Me, Chesi, Thomas and Jenny” you say, pointing to your friends as you call out their names “We'll go first.”Gilly pulls a face but doesn't say anything: Sera and Michael seem content to watch.“Very well” says the instructor “now get your padded armour on and pick your weapons” he indicates a large rack of weighted wooden weapons for you.Once you're all ready, you head towards the door that will take you to the first level of your fake dungeon.“Four goblins, four of us” says Thomas “so we just take one each right?”Jenny says “Um, I'm not a very good fighter, can I partner up with someone?”“Pfft, four goblins” says Chesi “Mili can handle them all on her own.”As the door slowly swings open, what's the plan?>Split up and fight goblins 1-on-1>Stick together and fight as a team>BATTLE MASTERY>Other (?)
>>46311463>Stick together and fight as a team
>>46311463>>Split up and fight goblins 1-on-1Not like Jenny even could beat a gobo 1 on 1
>>46311463>Split up and fight goblins 1-on-1
>>46311463>Stick together and fight as a teamAww, Gilly wanted to be on the team it seems.
>>46311463>Stick together and fight as a team Guess we have to wait for a few months before babies...
>>46311463> Stick together...
>>46311653Just like real pregnancy.
>>46311463>>46311508Oh whoops, copied the wrong one>Stick together and fight as a team
Ok, roll 4d20 for fightingMiliChesiThomasJenny
Rolled 14, 2, 3, 6 = 25 (4d20)>>46311682
Rolled 17, 19, 7, 1 = 44 (4d20)>>46311682
Rolled 4, 16, 1, 9 = 30 (4d20)>>46311682
>>46311695>>46311700>>4631170817,19,7,9Thomas and Jenny are being scrubs, luckily Chesi and Mili pull their weight.>>46311642Honestly she could have just said something, always find this silly in choices when characters give us in formation we could easily react to aftert he fact but then just don't.
>>46311695>>46311700>>46311708Good, good, ouch ouch.
>>46311741>in formation we could easily react to aftert he fact but then just don't.By kicking one of our other friends off our team when they'd already been picked?
>>46311695>>46311700>>46311708Why are we hanging out with these losers again?
>>46311789Pretty sure Jenny would have gladly ceded the position.
>>46311789>By kicking one of our other friends off our team when they'd already been picked?To be fair, I'm not sure Jenny is all that eager to participate.Probably would have rather not, actually.
>>46311811>>46311825She did volunteer, so presumably she still wanted to join the run, even if she's not a fighter.
>>46311845>She did volunteer, so presumably she still wanted to join the runI'm not sure if you forgot, but Jenny isn't exactly secure in having her own opinion, she likely volunteered just alone because everyone else did.
>>46311875Biased interpretations of probability do not make a good argument.
“Stick together” you say to everyone “work as a team, in case one of us isn't doing so good, the others can cover for them.”You head through the door at a measured pace, close together with swords and shields. In the small room ahead the goblins are sat around a table but as soon as you come in they all jump up and grab weapons, one throwing a javelin at you that glances off your shield. They also kick over the table and chairs and spread out but you stick together, not taking the bait. Eventually they come at you from all directions at once. You and Chesi easily defeat your foes: their curves swords banging onto your shields again and again, as you finish them off with a few quick stabs. Thomas duels with his few a few seconds and then tries to rush around and overturned chair, but ends up tripping over it instead. As the goblin raises its sword to 'kill' him you come up behind it and slam your own blade into its back.Jenny is slowly pushed back by her goblin, retreating as it attacks her relentlessly. Chesi comes to her aid however and together they trade blows with it, and eventually defeat it.All of the goblins dissolve when killed. You take a few moments to get your breath back and then a voice coming from all around you says “go through the door ahead and up to the next floor please.”“This is fun!” exclaims Thomas, his face red “can we go again after the others have had their turn?”You shrug “Maybe, I guess” and head for the door on the opposite side of the room.“Thanks Chesi” says Jenny quietly behind you “I'm not very good at this.”“Stick close to me” Chesi says “real close, night and day - I'll guard your body.”“Chesi c'mon!” you say, leading your team up the stairs.
“Chesi c'mon!” you say, leading your team up the stairs.The next room has a door opposite where you came in, and beside that is a level. In the middle of the room is a big spiky ball on a chain, swinging slowly in circles. As soon as you step over the threshold it swings violently towards you, and you backpeddle just out of its reach. Did its chain get longer as it did that?“What do we do for this one?” asks Thomas.“Get to the lever and pull it I think” says Jenny.“But how?” asks Chesi “if we go in there it could hit us.”“We could all rush it” suggests Thomas “it can't get us all.”“Or some of us could tease it” suggests Jenny, “and stay by the door whilst someone else tries to run through the room.”>Group rush forwards>One person runs, others tease>Other (?)
>>46312096>One person runs, others tease
>>46312096If picking 1 person runs, please nominate a runner
>>46312096>One person runs, others teaseNot sure if Mili or Chesi though, probably Mili since she got the DR to take a hit.
>>46312096>Chesi and Jenny tease, Thomas and Mili run.
>>46312096>One person runs, others teaseMili
>>46312096>One person runs, others teaseChesi should, she can fly twice her normal running speed
Looks like Chesi is running, please roll 2d20 for teasing and running.
Rolled 5, 15 = 20 (2d20)>>46312334
Rolled 19, 17 = 36 (2d20)>>46312334
Rolled 1, 10 = 11 (2d20)>>46312334
>>46312357Good going Chesi.
>>46312096>Group rush forwards
“Chesi you run over and pull the lever” you direct your friend “we'll try and keep its attention.”“Why me?” Chesi asks “why not Thomas, he's dumb enough to do this.”“Hey!” protests Thomas.“Chesi” You say, trying not to get annoyed with her “please?”“Fine, fine” says Chesi and sets herself to run. You and Thomas both head out of the door in separate directions for a few steps, before darting back.As the giant ball comes swinging at Thomas, Chesi sets off running across the room.Once you and Thomas are out of the door again it changes direction, heading for Chesi, but once again you both jump into the room and it swings around, heading for the two of you.You manage to keep its attention split between all of you long enough for Chesi to reach the lever and pull it, causing the chain to pull the ball upwards and hold it tightly against the ceiling. You head for the door next to Chesi.As you're halfway across the room, Chesi flips the lever again with a grin...but nothing happens.“What are you doing?” demands Thomas “you could have dropped it on us!”“I just wanted to see what would happen” giggles Chesi “boring, let's go face the wizard.”With a grumbling Thomas and a nervous Jenny you all head up to the final encounter and burst out into a comfy looking study where an old man is sat in a chair with his feet up and his socks off, warming his feet by the fire, he's wearing mage robes and smoking a pipe, he has a long white beard.He stares at you as you come in. You all stare back.“Uh, aren't we supposed to fight you?” asks Thomas.“I suppose so...” he says “but I've been casting spells at you young ruffians all day, how about a nice riddle game? Why don't you have a seat on the sofa” He indicates a long comfortable-looking sofa with a table in front of it.
“And how about a drink too” he draws a wand from his pocket and waves it: cups full of watered-down wine appear on the table, as well as a plate of cookies, freshly baked by the smell of them. Well it is really warm in here, and you do feel tired...>It's a trick, attack!>I guess a riddle game is ok...>Other (?)
>>46312636>Okay, say your riddles>Don't sit down and don't take anything, momma Jal hasn't raised a sucker
>>46312636>It's a trick, attack!
>>46312636>Cast Pallid Flesh on yourself>Accept the riddle but nothing else
>>46312636>Okay, say your riddles>Don't sit down and don't take anything, momma Jal hasn't raised a suckerI'm pretty sure he's stalling, but then again a trap that requires brash young paladins to not attack is kind of a shitty trap.
roll 2d20one to resist sleep spell, one to solve the riddle
Rolled 10, 13 = 23 (2d20)>>46312902
Rolled 9, 20 = 29 (2d20)>>46312902
Rolled 7, 1 = 8 (2d20)>>46312902Damn, should have supported pallid flesh
>>46312913>>46312925>>46312927Well shit, we solve the riddle definitly, but I don't think we resist the spell with 10, unless Mili recognizes it and uses Pallid Flesh/Divine Warrior.
well you solve the riddle but fall asleep, writing...
>>46312970Clever but naive.
>>46312970In cast this isn't a joke, any chance for Mili to get a roll to recognize the magic and do something about it?
You lower your weapons just a bit “say your riddle” you say “but we're not eating or drinking anything, and we're not taking any seats” you hold your arm out to block Thomas as he goes to sit down. Mama Jal didn't raise a sucker.“As you wish” says the wizard “for my first riddle, when is a door, not a door?”Jenny rolls her eyes “when its a jar – that's not a riddle that's just a bad joke.”“Hmph!” says the wizard, “what's your riddle?”“I know one!” says Chesi “I have rivers without water, towns without people...”The wizard isn't very good at riddles, you beat him after three goes, but after each riddle you feel sleepier and sleepier, and by the time you give the last answer you're all curled up together on the couch...you've no idea how you got there. You rest your head on Chesi's shoulder as Thomas cuddles up to her on the other side. Jenny is stretched out with her head in your lap. The wizard slips a warm blanket over you as he admits “I don't know the answer to that last riddle child, but I don't need to, sleep well – I'm sure your instructor will have some advice when you wake about attacking wizards before you think or something equally muscle-brained.”You wonder how he cast the spell without you noticing...XXXAnd that's it for Mini Paladin.Thanks for playing and I hope you enjoyed a slower-paced quest today.Paladin of Joy returns in October.Egwen Girls School resumes on Saturday 2nd April.To tide you over, here are some Egwen Short Stories 'Pages from a Diary'.http://pastebin.com/PmSudaxbThis will be added to the general Egwen paste list and updated occassionally.Will be around to answer questions about realm building for 20 minutes or so.
>>46313241>can't do riddlesWorst wizard ever.> when you wake about attacking wizardsApparently we really should have attacked him. Thats kinda boring.>>46313241Thanks for running Pally, see you Saturday.
>>46313241Huh, was there a way to "win" against the wizard?
>>46313241so what was the answer to Chesi's riddle?
>>46313315A map>>46313241Thanks for running, a bit of a shame its get so rushed to the end but I understand you want to wrap the quest up after all this time.
>>46313308either attacking him or playing riddles would have done it.Unfortunately the dice let you down.>>46313289>Apparently we really should have attacked him. Thats kinda boring.You're being taught by direct thinkers in this case.>>46313338Yeah sorry about that, unfortunately illness + broken computer earlier on screwed up my schedule.
>>46313308>Huh, was there a way to "win" against the wizard?Probably not standing around riddling while you are clearly being enchanted without doing anything about it, would have been involved.
>>46313358>Unfortunately the dice let you down.Yeah we're just not used to having so low modifiers the dice rolls actually matter.
>>46313241Would us building our own planar trade note drastically cut down Dalvins trade income?
Spend 650 Deific Power to give all of the non-Blessed Power Armor troops (150 LI, 500 HI) armor made out of the appropriate magical material?>Y/N
You have realms to build and strongholds and airships to name, have fun>>46313456Some, but not massively
>>46313458>YSure, nearly inclined to ask for just some of them getting any, but that would needlessly muddy the vote.
So are we going forward with the Storm Guard idea? I thought it was pretty cool honestly.
>>46313502I like it.
>>46313502All of the Empowered the Realm has currently (6, unless anons vote to spend DP over the year to increase the yearly number) are assumed to be members of the Royal Guard, starting with it's captain, and are receiving Stormsilver Powered Armor.
>>46313543How big is the Royal Guard? So we would know how much DP we would need to upgrade all of them.
>>46313543I say we spend DP to increase the number. All in favor?
>>46313241Will Milis stat upgrade come next cycle then? I can't imagine her being able to compete with the likes of the Egwen girls with having stats as low as she does.
>>46313591>Will Milis stat upgrade come next cycle then?Yes
>>46313577Depends on how much exactly that is.
>>46313577Definitly in favor of increasing it, but at a certain point it starts cutting into our downtime since we need to spend 1 day per 1DP spend to do so. So we'd need 20 days for 10 blessed alone.
>>46313558I'm going with 30. They're all receiving powered armor, it's just that only some of them are getting the full benefit right now.>>46313577Getting it to 10 is manageable, that's 35 DP and could easily have happened at some point over the year.Getting it to the point where it empowers the entire royal guard right now would take 535 DP, and there are not that many days in a year.Every extra person per year after the 10th is 25 DP instead of 5.
>>46313478I'm terrible with names, I'd be inclined to keep with naming them after some legendary succutts, but thats basically telling you to name them which isn't really a great way to do it.>>46313701Then we should just go with 10.
Oreia Spending (Final)State of the Realm (Previous)Population: 2,560,000 (56% growth/year): Over 95% SuccubiSize: 61,000 square milesApproval: 69% (Popular opinion of Sireyi is very positive) (Base 25%; -25% taxes; +50% Saviour of the People, +7% Trade; Social Programs +10%; Simple Magic Items +2%)Morale: 75% (Sireyis troops morale is high) (Base 50%, +25% Saviour of the People)Taxes: 5Trade: 13 (Base 1; Kelsoreth 6; Oisen 4; Daire 2)Trade deal with Kelsoreth adds +6 to TradeTrade deals with Oisen add +4 to TradeTrade deal with Daire adds +2 to Trade (split between Dalvin and Oreia)Interplanar Trade deals add +10 to Trade (cannot be used until you have purchased Interplanar Teleportation Trade)Military: Total Upkeep 53,825/year1,100 Infantry (25 upkeep each)550 Heavy Infantry (35 upkeep each)3 Empowered (25 upkeep each)10 Mages (200 upkeep each)10 Blessed (250 upkeep each)0 Soldiers of the Pit (250 upkeep each)25 Elementals (100 upkeep each)0 Skeletons (5 upkeep each)0 Zombies (5 upkeep each)Treasury: 37,687Revenue: 494,000 (128,000 base, Trade 26,000, Life Domain [500% base income] 640,000)Upkeep: 121,800 (Stronghold A Advanced Magical Defences 6,000; Stronghold A Advanced Mundane Defences 6,000; Church of Velya 200; Spies 10,000; Social Programs 2,250; Military 53,825; Heavy Armour Manufacture 5,000; Well Maintained Roads 1,000; Elders Coven 5,000; Mages Guild 5,000; 3xManufactory 1,500; Simple Magic Items 5,000; Schools of Elementalism, Demonology, Angelology, Necromancy, Abjuration, Divination 10,200)Income: 672,200 (494,000 minus 121,800)Bonus: 2,000,000Total: 2,709,887 Gold
Exchange 55 free weeks of magical item creation for gold (+550,000 Gold)Power Armor Barracks (-50,000 Gold)Powered Armor (Abyssal Brass/Celestial Iron): Light Infantry +150 (-150,000 Gold, -150 DP)Heavy Infantry, +950 (-133,000 Gold)Powered Armor (Abyssal Brass/Celestial Iron): Heavy Infantry +500 (-700,000 Gold, -500 DP)Powered Armor (Storm Silver): Royal Guards (30, 6 Empowered) (-30,000 Gold)Mages +240 (-96,000 Gold)Blessed +250 (-250,000 Gold)Powered Armor (Celestial Iron): Blessed +10 (-100,000 Gold, -10 DP)Stormsilver Airship + Fivefold Death of Cities (-125,000 Gold)Celestial Iron Airship (-100,000 Gold, -25 DP)Celestial Iron Airship (-100,000 Gold, -25 DP)Strongholds B + C (-100,000 Gold)Church of Velya (Strongholds B + C, -4,000 Gold)Moneylenders (Stronghold B, -0 Gold)Town Banks (Stronghold B, -50,000 Gold)Trade Halls (Stronghold A + B + C, -15,000 Gold)Mazon-Sanctified Trade Halls (Stronghold A + B + C, -30,000 Gold)Advanced Defenses (Mundane + Magic) (Strongholds B + C, -40000, -80000, -120000)Extreme Defenses (Mundane + Magic) (Stronghold A, -80000)Mages Guild (Stronghold B + C, -200,000 Gold)Manufactory x6 (Stronghold B + C, -60,000 Gold)Bardic College (Stronghold C, -10,000 Gold)Simple Magic Items x2 (Stronghold B + C, -20,000 Gold)Interplanar Teleportation Trade (-500,000 Gold)Well Maintained Roads (Stronghold B + C, -10,000 Gold)Wagon Trains (Stronghold A + B + C, -30,000 Gold)Waystations (Stronghold A + B + C, -75,000 Gold)Patrolled Roads (Strongholds A + B + C, -0 Gold)
>>46313798>Income: 672,200 (494,000 minus 121,800)The math of this does not add up.
State of the Realm (Current 1/2)Population: 3,993,600 (56% growth/year): Over 95% SuccubiSize: 76,250 square milesApproval: 235% (Every citizen votes twice, and they're all for Sireyi) (Base 25%; -25% taxes; +50% Saviour of the People, +169% Trade; Social Programs +10%; Simple Magic Items +6%)Morale: 75% (Base 50%, +25% Saviour of the People)Taxes: 5Trade: 169 (Base 1; Trade Halls 15; MS Trade Halls 15; Town Banks 15; Wagon Trains 6; Waystations 15; Patrolled Roads 30; Interplanar Teleportation Trade 50; Kelsoreth 6; Oisen 4; Daire 2; Interplanar Deals 10)Trade Halls: +15 TradeMazon-Sanctified Trade Halls: +15 TradeTown Banks: +15 TradeWagon Trains: +6 TradeWaystations: +15 TradePatrolled Roads: +30 TradeInterplanar Teleportation Trade: +50 TradeTrade deal with Kelsoreth: +6 TradeTrade deals with Oisen: +4 TradeTrade deal with Daire: +2 Trade (split between Dalvin and Oreia)Interplanar Trade deals: +10 TradeMilitary: Total Upkeep 305,150/year950 Light Infantry (25 Upkeep each [23,750])150 Light Infantry (Abyssal Brass/Celestial Iron Powered Armor) (75 Upkeep each [11,250])1000 Heavy Infantry (35 Upkeep each [35,000])500 Heavy Infantry (Abyssal Brass/Celestial Iron Powered Armor) (105 Upkeep each [52,500])6 Storm Empowered Royal Guards (Storm Silver Powered Armor) (225 Upkeep each )250 Mages (200 Upkeep each [50,000])250 Blessed (250 Upkeep each [62,500])10 Blessed (Celestial Iron Powered Armor) (750 Upkeep each [7,500])25 Elementals (100 Upkeep each [2,500])Stormsilver Airship (Fivefold Death of Cities) (20,000 Upkeep)Celestial Iron Airship (20,000 Upkeep)Celestial Iron Airship (20,000 Upkeep)>>46313828Fuck, forgot to update that bit. In a tick, anon.
>>46313850>Fuck, forgot to update that bit. In a tick, anon.Don't worry, its not actually relevant anymore.Appreciate the hard work AA:
State of the Realm (Current 2/2)Treasury: 1,877Revenue: 1,536,080 (199,680 base, Trade 338,000, Life Domain [500% base income] 998,400)Upkeep: 495,700 (Stronghold A Extreme Magical Defences 10,000; Stronghold A Extreme Mundane Defences 10,000; Stronghold B/C Advanced Mundane Defences x2 12,000; Stronghold B/C Advanced Magical Defences x2 12,000; Church of Velya x3 600; Spies 10,000; Social Programs 1,750; Military 305,150; Heavy Armour Manufacture 5,000; Power Armor Barracks 0; Well Maintained Roads x3 3,000; Wagon Trains x3 6,000; Waystations x3 15,000; Patrolled Roads x3 30,000; Trade Halls x3 1,500; Mazon-Sanctified Trade Halls x3 3,000; Town Banks 10,000; Elders Coven 5,000; Mages Guild x3 15,000; Bardic College 1,000; Manufactory x9 4,500; Interplanar Teleportation Trade 10,000; Simple Magic Items x3 15,000; Schools of Elementalism, Demonology, Angelology, Necromancy, Abjuration, Divination 10,200)Income: 1,040,330 (1,536,080 minus 495,750)Stormsilver Blob Status: 145 DP-worth remaining
>>46313850>3,993,600Those succubutts sure were busy.>>46313893>Income: 1,040,330 (1,536,080 minus 495,750)At least Oreia is starting to catch up to the Azure Empire.
>>46313850What allows Blue to have a so much larger army with only twice the Upkeep anyway?
>>46313960Troops are a lot cheaper per unit, due to being just beastmen and orcs, compared to Oreia who are all potent supernatural being in their own right.
>>46313850>>46313893Looking over this, I'm seeing a few errors due to some last minute Storm Guard additions and changes and such. Need to correct those.>>46313960A mix of war totems, which are an orc/beastman civilization construction that lowers her cost and upkeep, and most of her units being cheap and low maintenance.
>>46314041Did we spend the DP to make 10 a year?
>>46313938>Those succubutts sure were busy.I mean when almost every citizen likes having a large family...
>>46314127I'm assuming yes since there didn't seem to be any opposition and it's not a gigantic expenditure, which changes a few things around in regards to military upkeep, which I needed to fiddle with anyway.
>>46314156Its nice having people still appreciating traditional family values.
I gotta go now. Please play nice with AAIf there's anything unresolved we'll sort it out in October.
>>46314248Bye Pally, see you next time.
>>46314248Have a good one Pally
>>46313850>Military: Total Upkeep 309,200/year>13 Storm Empowered Royal Guards (Storm Silver Powered Armor) (225 Upkeep each )>17 Royal Guards (Storm Silver Powered Armor) (75 Upkeep each )Second line replaces existent Storm Empowered Royal Guards line.>>46313893>Military 305,150Update to 309,200>minus 495,750Update to 499,800>Income: 1,040,330Update to 1,036,280Think that's correct now, feel free to point out errors and I'll try to unfuck them.For Dalvin and Azure Empire spending: Does anyone have any particular things they'd want Bluey/Sofia to focus on?Also start suggesting Airship and Stronghold names.
I kind of want to make a short story about a new Empowered Storm Guard proving herself to her superiors. Kind of a coming of age story for a young(ish) Succubus from an impoverished clan. (More socially than financially)
>>46314411>about a new Empowered Storm Guard proving herself to her superiorsThe StormGuards only superior is Sireyi though iirc.So maybe more proving to the other Guards.
>>46314449That's what I meant, basically her 'senpai' ugh I hate that word
>>46314518Why not use seniors then?Its a neat idea anyway.Hmph, I still want that Travelers Guide to Oreia.
>>46314537I'm not even sure I'll write it. The idea just came to me. Outside of my own quest I'm not very motivated to write anymore.
>>46313241>http://pastebin.com/PmSudaxb>nearly all of them are unhappy onesDamnit, I look forward to the drama club.
Is there anywhere I can read the first thread? I see this quest all the time in the catalog so I thought I'd finally check it out.The .moe link is out of date, by the by.
Cannot actually figure out how the Azure Empress got her costs so low. I thought it was war totems, but looking closer, the reductions she has are a bit too much for that. I'll talk to Pally about it, I'm probably missing something obvious.If anons don't care, that spending can just be done behind the scenes, provided anons don't object. The plan is to invest almost entirely in military, with some Trade to offset upkeep if it gets out of control.Anyway, Sofia prelim, largely military spending, though I picked up the schools as well for the side benefits and a bunch of Spies for defensive purposes (mostly). Not totally sure how the Konig discount interacts with Powered Armor cost multipliers, Mages or Airships, decided to ignore it for them for the time being. If this results in retroactive gold, it'll go towards more military units.Gold 460,197Exchange 40 weeks of magical item creation for gold (+400,000 Gold)Power Armor Barracks (-50,000 Gold)Power Armor: Light Infantry +350 (-350,000 Gold)Power Armor: Archers +125 (-125,000 Gold)Mages +100 (-80,000 Gold)Airship (-100,000 Gold)Espionage School (-25,000 Gold)Spies +50 (-25,000 Gold)School of Demonology (-20,000 Gold)School of Divination (-20,000 Gold)School of Enchantment (-20,000 Gold)School of Elementalism (-20,000 Gold)School of Necromancy (-20,000 Gold)5,197 Remaining Gold
>>46316540Sofia is really arming up, any way we could use some of the Oreian stormsilver for her airship?
>>46316540>Cannot actually figure out how the Azure Empress got her costs so lowI think the fact that her 1 infantry unit represents a mok beastmen or orc, compared to Sireyis 1 infantry unit which represents a veritable demon with a range of supernatural powers, is reason enough.
>>46316645Yeah but why do those take more money?I guess oreia might just have a higher expected standard of living, or at least a more expensive one.
>>46316645I'm not saying there's no basis for it, I'm saying I need the math bits for how it's deducted and what it applies to and I can't find those.>>46316595If you're willing to donate 25 DP's worth, it can be upgraded to a Stormsilver Airship, yes. You had 145 remaining.
>>46316748>If you're willing to donate 25 DP's worthI see no problems with this?
>>46316748Go for it
>>46316748Sure, go ahead, only the best for our wives.
>>46316748I just noticed Bard College has no price tag attached to it, do you know whats up with that?
>>46316869It's 10,000 cost, 1,000 upkeep. The cost/upkeep is before the line about half-breeds.
>>46316540>School of Enchantment (-20,000 Gold)And here I thought you left the Enchantment out on purpose before because of the Orwellian mindcontrol connotations its perk has.
>>46316902Indeed it is and I'm a idiot. Any chance to fit that into Oreia?
>>46316955>raising professional succubus bardsDear god
>>46316976They'd be pretty useful though.
>>46316976To be fair, the bard abilities like healing would be a good addition to make up for our current lack of priests.
>>46316955It's already there, actually.>>46316927I'm assuming that perk only comes into play if the ruler is remotely willing to use it now, though I can remove it if you'd rather. It's mostly just there for completing the set.
>>46317129>I'm assuming that perk only comes into play if the ruler is remotely willing to use it now, though I can remove it if you'd rather. It's mostly just there for completing the set.No, I think we can trust Sofia to not go on a mindcontrol tyranny spree as long as Sireyi and Jal are around.I was just wondering since you hadn't purchased it for Oreia as far as I could see and ethical issues with that part was the only reason that immediatly came to mind.
>>46317129>It's already there, actually.Not as far as I can see. Can't find any Bard entry under Oreias part.
>>46317129>>46317227Nevermind, I just found you just purchased it, my bad.
>>46317194I didn't recommend it with Oreia because Succubi already have a natural aptitude for it and because it's one of the less combative magic schools, so it takes a back seat compared to things that increase our economic or military power with the coming war.
>>46317350>because Succubi already have a natural aptitude for itFor me that would be a reason to buy it first, since I figure giving succubi formal education in something they have natural aptitude for would just make them even better.
>>46317350What happened to that mining deal with Blue anyway?
>>46317391Before I had misgivings about it due to the "mind rape your own citizens" 'perk' listed with it, this year it took a backseat due to not being very useful in outright war and not adding any genuinely new functionality to our forces.If it really bugs you, I can knock something small off Oreia's spending to get the necessary gold. It's incredibly cheap due to having a Coven, IIRC.>>46317553If I had to guess, Pally and I both forgot about it. Since the deal was, IIRC, for Bluey to be the one that establishes that actual mines and her spending not being done yet, this can easily be remedied by just having that be part of her taxes.
>>46317553Probably got pulled out, since it was part of the story that dealt with preparing for the LoL it doesn't really serve any purpose anymore when Pally decided to cut away most of that to finish up next cycle.
>>46317689>If it really bugs youNah, it was more idel curiosity and I think the things we did spend money on are more important right now.
>>46317692>>46317692>to cut away most of that to finish up next cycleIts a pretty huge shame most of those sideplots will never get a proper resolution now.
>>46317755I just hope he doesn't lose interest in PRQ too, because there is no way to properly resolve that one anytime soon.
>>46317755I doubt any of them will get a proper resoultion if any at all. If we're lucky some like the enemy god and maybe some of the hostile demon lords will show up as the LoLs minivillian squad, rather than actually being the center of their own arc as they really should have been. but thats about it.
Almost slipped my mind to post the finalized version (bar corrections).State of the Realm (Previous)Population: 205,535 (21% growth/year); over 95% humanApproval: 100%Morale: 45%Taxes: 5Trade: 109Military: Total Upkeep 18,900/yearIron Mine (reduces upkeep by 12,000)1,500 Infantry (Upkeep 15 gold each)500 Archers (Upkeep 15 gold each)30 Ogres (Upkeep 30 gold each)0 Mages (200 upkeep each)0 Blessed (250 upkeep each)Treasury (gold): 212,704Revenue: 240,493 (8,493 base, Trade 218,000, Gold Mine 20,000)Upkeep: 93,000 (18,900 Military, 1,000 Church of Konig, 5,000 Church of Mazon, 1,000 Church of Velya, 2,000 Church of Yerra, 8,000 Defences [Magic Advanced, Mundane Intermediate], 5,000 Mages Guild, 1,500 Manufactories (3), 5,000 Simple Magic Items, 4,000 Schools of Abjuration and Angelology, 2,100 Social Programs, 1,000 Well-Maintained Roads, 10,000 Patrolled Roads, 10,000 Moneylenders, 500 Trade Halls, 1,000 Mazon-Sanctified Trade Halls, 2,000 Wagons, 5,000 Waystations, 10,000 Teleportation Circle Trade)Income: 147,493 (240,493 minus 93,000)Bonus: 100,000Exchange 40 weeks of magical item creation for gold (+400,000 Gold)Power Armor Barracks (-50,000 Gold)Power Armor: Light Infantry +350 (-350,000 Gold)Power Armor: Archers +125 (-125,000 Gold)Mages +100 (-80,000 Gold)Stormsilver Airship (-100,000 Gold)Espionage School (-25,000 Gold)Spies +50 (-25,000 Gold)School of Demonology (-20,000 Gold)School of Divination (-20,000 Gold)School of Enchantment (-20,000 Gold)School of Elementalism (-20,000 Gold)School of Necromancy (-20,000 Gold)
State of the Realm (Current)Population: 248,698 (21% growth/year); over 95% humanApproval: 100%Morale: 45%Taxes: 5Trade: 109Military: Total Upkeep 87,400/yearIron Mine (reduces upkeep by 12,000)1,150 Light Infantry (Upkeep 15 gold each [17,250])350 Light Infantry (Power Armor) (Upkeep 75 gold each [26,250])400 Archers (Upkeep 15 gold each [5,625])125 Archers (Power Armor) (Upkeep 75 gold each [9,375])30 Ogres (Upkeep 30 gold each )100 Mages (200 upkeep each [20,000])Stormsilver Airship (20,000 Upkeep)Treasury (gold): 5,197Revenue: 250,435 (12,435 base, Trade 218,000, Gold Mine 20,000)Upkeep: 176,500 (87,400 Military, Power Armor Barracks 1,000 Church of Konig, 5,000 Church of Mazon, 1,000 Church of Velya, 2,000 Church of Yerra, 8,000 Defences [Magic Advanced, Mundane Intermediate], 5,000 Mages Guild, 1,500 Manufactories (3), 5,000 Simple Magic Items, 14,000 Schools of Magic (Abjuration, Angelology, Demonology, Divination, Enchantment, Elementalism, Necromancy), 5,000 Espionage School, 2,100 Social Programs, 1,000 Well-Maintained Roads, 10,000 Patrolled Roads, 10,000 Realm-Wide Banks, 500 Trade Halls, 1,000 Mazon-Sanctified Trade Halls, 2,000 Wagons, 5,000 Waysations, 10,000 Teleportation Circle Trade)Income: 73,935 (250,435 minus 176,500)
>tfw Oreia is significantly smaller than Texas I thought we were a "Large" Realm?
>>46318529The continent is fairly small.
>>46318529Realm size refers more to prosperity and importance than literal size, Oreia is much smaller than say, Dornmer, but has nearly the same population already. And its population are potent supernatural beings instead of normal humans.So its simply important far beyond its actual size.