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    40 KB "Deathwish" quest 4 Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:10 No.6360363  
    Last time on "Deathwish" Quest:

    It's been a long trip, but it seems you finally have what is needed to make a weapon of legend for the Dwarf King.

    It has been a couple of weeks since your last excursion out into the cold mountains, making deals with dragons for the scales you needed. Two months are left to create the weapon, and your plans are well laid out.

    Your attempted murder was found to be the only ones after your blood. It turns out one of the other Blacksmiths had been tailing you and ease dropped on your conversation outside the gates, hired a nasty assassin to help him take your prize by force.

    Since the word has spread through the city of the materials you gained, all but two of the other smiths have dropped out of the competition. No sense in spending so much gold in materials just to lose.

    There are runes to research, a weapon to design and forge, and fame to win. Where do you wish to start?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:13 No.6360396
    Research dem runes!
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:14 No.6360419
    We still making the axe with lightning and fire runes or something like that?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:15 No.6360433
    Rune research is as good a place as any to start.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:15 No.6360437
    Instructions on how to make epic shiny new gauntlet for skeleton arm:
    Step 1: Make steel casts to weld onto the skeleton arm, (make sure it can still move afterwards.)
    Step 2: Find suitable material to use as surrogate muscles.
    Step 3: Make Dragonsteel gauntlet to wear over the arm.
    Step 3.5: Make compartments in the gauntlet that can store a blacksmiths tools of trade, minus anvil and hammer.
    Step 4: Make long ass chain that connects the gauntlet to our arm-stump.
    Step 5: Find proper runes that let us launch and retract the gauntlet at will.(Version 2)
    Step 6: Sacrifice one of those flashbomb things, see if we can't replicate that powder. If we can, use it as a method of launching the gauntlet until we have access to the library. Also put some powder in the fist portion of the gauntlet for distraction purposes, (get some eye protection to go with this).
    Step 7: Find proper runes that act as extra eyes, place them all over the gauntlet, inside and out, (if anything goes wrong, we can fix it immediately).(Version 2)
    Step 8: Make eyepatch that relays everything the gauntlet sees back to us.(Version 2)
    Step 9: ???
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:17 No.6360450
    Thank you for coming back.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:17 No.6360456
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    King was fond of great axe right?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:18 No.6360466
    Researchin time!
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:21 No.6360494
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:21 No.6360498
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    Here's that axe that someone drew up in the earlier thread. Unless someone can come up with anything better, I say we go with it, minus the dragon tooth components and what not, unless we come across shit like that later on.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:22 No.6360519
    You've been handed a great many books on gods and Runes. They range from simply making armor stronger to making weapons burst into flames.

    You understand how to make a fire rune, and it takes only a few minutes to find instructions on the lightning. You were told these runes are rare on weapons, and even more rare when they are combined with others, you soon find out the reason.

    You must carve the rune into the weapon, and then find a storm, the person who carved the rune must hold the weapon up to the sky.

    It is said little is known, but apparently you must let lightning strike the weapon while the Rune-smith holds it, the lightning will somehow change to become a stream of lightning bolts channeling into the weapon becoming stronger over time.

    The longer the holder can hold the weapon in the lightning and not die, or have the weapon melt or shatter to bits, the stronger the rune will be.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:23 No.6360525
    Well if we can add the dragon tooth onto the axe after we have forged the head and attached the handle then we can still have it. We do plan on slaying a young dragon with it after all.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:24 No.6360541
    Well it looks like we might want to go find the silver storm dragon again.

    If we're willing to risk it.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:25 No.6360556
    Haha I don't think we can trust that fucker for shit.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:25 No.6360558
    I like this, alot. But can we make it a double edged axe instead? It'd really go along with the lore already behind it: two dragons, two scales, two runes(possibly).
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:25 No.6360562
    I SAW THIS COMING. And yes, we should check if the silver dragons breath is applicable to this, he does so love causing us pain after all.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:26 No.6360575
    How would the combination of fire and lightning runes work, would we have to obtain them in a certain order or have one dominant?
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:27 No.6360593
    Agreed. It needs to be a double bladed axe, similar to the picture that has been thrown around.
    I forgot to ask that, thanks for reminding me.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:27 No.6360595
    I would say we just ask the gold and silver dragons to breath on the axe til the runes get fucking epic powerful.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:27 No.6360596
    Firstquest, can we get a list of other runes we've found out about?

    Just make some shit up if you didn't plan anything. Haha.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:28 No.6360600
    Have any other runes caught our interest?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:28 No.6360602
    That isn't how the fire rune works.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:30 No.6360632
    After reading up, it seems that any amount of runes can be applied to a weapon, but they must be between gods who would not mind "working together" in a sense.

    A god of fire and a god of lightning on an offensive weapon works, because they are both supporting the explosions and death and destruction being wrought.

    Reading deeper however reveals that weapons even enchanted well, with many runes on them become more unstable and harder to control.

    The Advice says the best runes are single or pairs, but both well made on high quality steel. They come out reliable, effective, strong and usually don't destroy their wielders.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:30 No.6360635
    I know, we have to kill something with the axe first(that something being the black dragon baby if at all possible) but I'm saying afterwards when that something is dead, we call over the gold and silver dragons and have them do SIMULTANEOUS BLESSINGS FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:31 No.6360648
    OH SHIT!

    Dwarf King uses this axe, explodes, princess becomes Queen.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:31 No.6360650
    I say we runesmith the axe ourselves, hold it with "the hand" and get the silver dragon to blast it.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:33 No.6360671

    Okay so two things. One, encase your skele-arm in rubber when you hold it up in a storm. Keep that in the back of your mind.

    Two: We must find the rune for CHAOS (or order, if you want to go the pussy route).
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:33 No.6360673
    Let's see...
    Put all passive runes available (and non-conflicting) on weapon. (Make 'em small, maybe even under the 'grip'.)

    See if we can get all four element runes on it. (Make sure fire is the strongest)

    See if it's possible to make a rune that would make the axe a self-recording testament to it's deeds. I like that idea.

    In the grip, or even inside the handle, build a length of darksteel chain. Just in case. Could be useful, the kind sounds like he goes adventuring and has an active role in laying the smack down on people.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:34 No.6360680
    Ice, Fire, Turtle, Earth ( Only applies to hammers causes small quakes.). Poison ( this one actually has laws against it still used by some assassins.). Torch ( Just makes the weapon glow in darkness.) Luck, Bravery, Strength.

    You might be able to find more if you win and gain entry to the library. The Library will also let you learn how to make black powder.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:34 No.6360683
    ... how does that even work? The gold dragons breath would likely just ruin the rest of the weapon.... he breathes fire and reads minds, they do not seem to do much other than that.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:34 No.6360698

    Even better! Ground the skeletal arm and turn it into a proper lightning rod, so it doesn't explode.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:35 No.6360720
    What do we know about the Ice, Luck, and Strength runes?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:36 No.6360723
    Silver dragon breathes lightning.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:36 No.6360726
    ... would the gods consider this cheating and smite our asses? Because I am starting to dislike this idea.... sure the elven god is fairly passive but we are dealing with the RAGE I AM STRONGEST STRONG MEN PREVAIL gods.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:37 No.6360738
    I know that. But he was suggesting using both the GOLD and the silver, the gold would just damage the axe. FUCK THAT.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)21:37 No.6360739
    Oooh... Strength. And Glowing.

    I know what I'm putting on MY skeletal arm gauntlet.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:38 No.6360744

    >When you ask about the fire rune, she explains how it works. You carve the rune into a weapon you wish, and then kill something. You don't have to use the weapon, but you must kill something then burn the body, and hold the weapon you want blessed over its smoke.
    >Apparently the stronger you want the rune, the stronger the burning body must be. the rune is related to the Dwarf god of Blood, Fire, and Combat.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:38 No.6360752
    This. A thousand times this. Keep a bunch of copper wire in our hand, have it lead to a copper pole, ground pole properly. STRONGEST LIGHTNING RUNE EVER!
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:39 No.6360760
    OHHHH. Use the gold dragon to BURN THE BODY. That makes a whole lot more sense now. Thanks for that.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:40 No.6360775
    Kill the black dragon and burn it for this.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:40 No.6360784
    Yeah, I dunno where he got that idea.
    We still have to consider how we are going to make the silver dragon breathe lightning on us without killing us.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:41 No.6360796
    We can't kill the big one or else the king will get pissed at us and auto fail our weapon. He called dibs since the big black dragon ate his last weapon. We can kill one of the younger ones though.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:41 No.6360800
    I think it should say,
    >the stronger the body that is burning
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:41 No.6360804
    We could remove our skeleton arm, and have it hold the axe.

    We're still technically holding it. Hahahahahhaa!
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:42 No.6360812

    Considering the styling of weapons ... ...

    What happens if runes are placed on different sections of the weapon, then assembled together? Does it still become unstable?
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:42 No.6360820
    WAIT! Firstquest guy. What is the god of lightning also the god of? Because if he is a god of ingenuity or something then making use of our skeletal arm is a good thing, if he is all manly and buff then he would hate us wimping out like that.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:43 No.6360825

    For example, if we made an axe there would be three pieces (or more, if we go crazy).

    1. The head.
    2. The cap.
    3. The shaft.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:44 No.6360829
    Luck- After you make the weapon you have to use it in a fair bet ( no cheating) and win. It's debated if this rune really does -anything-, but it is claimed that it brings luck to the owner.

    Ice- Carve rune, find a snow storm and stay in it, holding the blade up into the air for as long as you can. Many smiths have lost hands to frost bite creating this. Strong enchants can freeze someones innards if impaled by the weapon.

    Strength- The rune is carved and as soon as it is completed the scribe, must use the weapon for as long as he possibly can, in spars, against dummies, just swinging it in the air, constantly. This rune was considered false for some time, until someone managed to use the weapon without a break for two whole days. The weapon increases the endurance and strength of the wielder.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:44 No.6360834
    Alright, who better to make a rune of bravery other than CHARLES FUCKING DEATHWISH BRONSON.

    Lets get more info on the rune of bravery.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:45 No.6360850
    Ice, strength and turtle runes.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:46 No.6360861
    Yeah, info on bravery. Also on Earth.

    And these ones sound good.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:46 No.6360862

    If we plan to gut a black dragon we can get teeth. Lots of teeth. MORE TEETH THEN YOUR WEAPON HAS ROOM FOR.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:46 No.6360865
    Bravery is another questioned Rune, because sometimes just carving the rune in can trick the mind into thinking they feel braver. It however says you must carve the rune then use it in some heroic feat. Sometimes it is a bad thing, as the user never seems to retreat from battle. It is illegal for kings to use on their troops, but troops can choose to have weapons on it themselves.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:47 No.6360867
    Well shit, these might make the weapon unstable if we put them on the weapon in addition to the fire and lightning runes.. But these are all things we've achived in the last week and adding these runes would add some fucking lore up the ass, I guarantee the king would jizz himself to death if we pulled it off.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)21:47 No.6360868
    So... Theoretically we could put Strength Rune on our bitchin' Gauntlet, tie it off to a windmill or something constantly spinning, and then leave it for like a week and come back for it?

    Would we be like... The Hulk after this?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)21:47 No.6360872
    We can't put a turtle rune on a weapon.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:48 No.6360891

    Er... wait a second. Didn't we JUST PROMISE the big fucking gold dragon to kill the big fucking black one?

    :( Goddamnit. Uh, uh. Would it be possible to present the king with an unfinished weapon?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:50 No.6360908
    All it wants is its eye. Nothing else.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:50 No.6360911
    Earth- Is very rare, it tends to only work with very heavy hammers. Makes vibrations through whatever it hits, shaking the earth if it hits the ground. It is said you must carve the rune, and then break stones with the hammer. Small stones seem to do nothing, as does beating a large one and getting no place. It's more about breaking headsized stones over and over until you pass out. Some say it takes hundreds of rocks.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:50 No.6360914
    Yes, but he gave us an UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME IN WHICH TO DO THAT. All we gotta do is follow the king after the weapon is completed and collect the mother's eye and wing. Problem solved.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)21:51 No.6360920
    What's the issue? Ride out with the King to kill the fucker.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:51 No.6360923
    Yes we fucking can. If the hammer head is large enough, it can act as a shield. Strength lets people heft it around fast enough to act as a bizarre shield.

    I meant Earth, though,.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:51 No.6360934

    Yeah, but there goes the plan to use the fire rune on the body out the window. We can't present an unfinished item!
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:52 No.6360940
    Strength, fire, bravery and lightning. They are the ones I vote for. We have the strongest steel known to man and I still don't trust more than these 4. Gods don't like working together remember? Plus. We can carve them all in and then leave to go kill the black dragon while CONSTANTLY swinging this weapon, once we keep swinging till we pass out, after that complete the other two runes. I think killing a black dragon counts as BRAVERY. Maybe we should also talk to the brood mother for bravery.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:52 No.6360942
    No the runes are governed by gods. They would likely laugh or be angered by your trying to cheat and curse the rune you created.

    Rune forging is all about pleasing the element/god you've dedicated the item to. How well you please them= how good the rune is.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:52 No.6360944
    No, he actually stated that you can't.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:52 No.6360946
    Hey firstquest, what happens if we put multiple runes of the same type on a weapon? Like a sword with fire runes all the way down the edges of the blade?
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)21:53 No.6360956
    I think Lightning and Fire are more than enough. No sense in giving the King too many advantages -- he ought to be Brave to begin with and Strength could easily backfire if he decides he's invincible or something and goes on conquests.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:54 No.6360966
    Fair enough. Scratch bravery off at least. Although I still vote strength since it is MANLY.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:54 No.6360968
    It will default to the most powerful rune and be no stronger then that. The only runes that gain power the more they are etched into the blade are usually dark ones that require killing and evil deeds to increase the weapons strength over and over.

    Being caught with such an evil weapon however is asking for trouble however.
    >> Phai !!FMaqKZb6MY8 10/20/09(Tue)21:55 No.6360974
    I say we stick with fire and "LITE-NEN" for now
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:55 No.6360984
    Strength should go on our gauntlet, for obvious reasons. The Dwarf King's axe gets fire and lightning.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:56 No.6360993
    I'm not saying we have to, once the axe itself is finished forging and we're ready to put runes on it, we ride out, kill the baby black dragon, make another deal with both dragons(In return for blessing the axe, we'll do something or other), tell the gold dragon he'll get the eye and wing in a week, and then we present the king with his shiny new axe.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:56 No.6360995
    ( also as an aside. More then 2 runes is asking for trouble even with steel as awesome as this. Reading through the books literally says that gods love mucking over the power hungry and blades overly blessed to different lords tend to draw ire more then favor.)
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:56 No.6360996
    Why haven't we started reforging our hammer?
    We'll need it in any outcome.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:57 No.6361001
    Let's just do Earth.

    And maybe a little research into MURDERIN' runes.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)21:57 No.6361002

    OP, can you answer this question?
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)21:58 No.6361016
    I believe that will either be exactly the same as normal or only enchant that specific piece of the weapon... usually you apply the runes AFTER it has been assembled.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)21:59 No.6361028
    Yes. Think of it as if the gods are watching you make the weapon. They are not technology they are literally just going "Okay I like this guy and what he is making is pretty cool". Even if you try to loop hole them, they are not bound to any laws for crafting, and will literally just fuck the weapon.

    This is why true magic weapons are so rare in this realm. It is a lot of work to bless the weapon, and have a weapon that can handle a strong blessing.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:00 No.6361030
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    I don't suppose that we could implement the use of 'black powder' as part of the axe's design? Especially since it's a two-hander.. cannon axe is cannon.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:02 No.6361045
    We'd have to sacrifice the black powder we have on us, we don't have access to dat library yet.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:02 No.6361051
    He won't allow you into the library to know things dwarfs consider secret and special to their own race without you winning the competition.

    Blackpowder guns are very rare, but some dwarfs have them, it is considered to be treason to tell other races or even low ranking dwarfs how to make it.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:02 No.6361057
    Why gunpowder? With runes of fire and lightning on it, it might as well be a goddamned flamethrower or something if we added cannon-like features.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)22:03 No.6361073
    Could make the second act of finishing the axe the slaying of the mama dragon.

    I imagine a rune created off her burning body > burning baby

    Solves three things, way I see it.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:04 No.6361074
    >Blackpowder guns are very rare

    Does that mean a blackpowder gunaxe are unique?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:04 No.6361076


    A dragon steel axe with these two runes, or even one powerful on, would win this shit instantly.

    So, Firstquest. Let's finish this axe's basic forging, carve in the fire and lightning runes on either side of the axe face, and then head up the mountain back to the lightning dragon.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:04 No.6361079
    Double headed axe with a rune of fire on one blade and a rune of LITE-NEN on the other.
    This nansy pansying around the issue is pissing me off.
    We are CHARLES MOTHERFUCKING BRONSON lets get this shit done.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:05 No.6361088
    The dwarf king wants to kill the mama himself, we can't give him an unfinished weapon to do so.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:05 No.6361093
    ( For the sake of time and space saving, let's make this simple. We'll start with re-forging the Shit-Breaker. What materials would you like to use? What runes ( If any) would you like to add out of those listed? The most votes win out. After that, move to the Axe, then your arm.)
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:06 No.6361103
    Reforge Shit Ruiner with black steel. Save the dragon steel for the gauntlet and axe.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:06 No.6361105
    Blacksteel, fire (for forging of course)
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:06 No.6361113
    Adamantium/steel, Earth and Strength. Both of those sort of overlap when making the weapon anyway.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:06 No.6361114
    We have to forge it before we imbue it with any power. So let's get it going. Also, see if the dwarves can spare any black steel for the reforging of Shit Smasher.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:07 No.6361117
    Let's remake it out of obsidian, didn't you say that reforging shit-breaker with dragonsteel would make it too damn powerful to forge other things with last time?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:07 No.6361124
    We don't want Earth for our hammer. It would ruin shit always, making it useless as a blacksmith's hammer
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:08 No.6361127
    Reforge shit breaker with black steel. We are gonna need it for forging DRAGON STEEL.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:08 No.6361130
    Black steel, no runes. (fire is an unpredictable rune and wouldn't provide controllable heat)
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:09 No.6361143
    Why don't we stick Luck on Shit Ruiner as the secondary rune? After all, if we're using it in making weapons, it might give us an added percentage of 'some random shit happens during the forging process and makes the weapon unique and epic'.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:10 No.6361157
    Why don't we stop squabbling over all this benign shit and just get stuff done.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:10 No.6361158
    >secondary rune
    What first rune are we putting on it?
    I vote none.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:11 No.6361171
    I thought some people were talking of putting Strength on. If not, then I still say Luck. After all, it's our 'lucky hammer' from the getgo. Might as well solidify the deal.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:12 No.6361172
    The next few days are spent reforging the Shit smasher with Black-Steel, you pour some of what is left of the original Shit-breaker into the vat, but not enough to flaw the much stronger metal.

    It's hard work, but it plays off bloody well. Your hammer looks meaner then it ever has, its smooth black surface flawless and strong. It's about the same size as it used to be, and the same shape. Strangely it feels about the same weight, but you get the sense it would take less effort to swing it.

    You wrap the original leather that bound its base back around it, as the dragon couldn't smash that it survived the night.

    You're unsure what runes to carve into it. It is important however, whatever you -do- use must not make crafting harder for yourself, unless you wish it to purely become a combat weapon.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:12 No.6361177
    Luyck is dodgy, we might lose the hammer in a bet
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:13 No.6361189
    It's only dodgy as far as the bet part goes. If we win the bet and get the rune, it's perma-lucked. Besides, how many times have we gambled and won out so far?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:13 No.6361190
    Shit smasher is a hammer of smith-ing and smashing, runes not included
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:13 No.6361191
    Let's put no runes on it for now. We can always do more shit later.

    Let's finish the axe, based on that one guy's drawing.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:13 No.6361193
    Luck seems to work fine with any rune it seems so Luck/Strength is doable. However that would mean taking the risk of losing the Shit Ruiner in a bet.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:14 No.6361200
    Only the rune of protection. We owe shit smasher that much. Then back to forging the axe.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:14 No.6361201
    Use strength for shitbreaker. Crave the rune when you start to work on the axe for the king. Don't stop until the axe is forged.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:14 No.6361206
    Better reason for no runes on hammer? That once we have access to the library, we might have other options, like the desired crafting rune.
    Aside from that, Strength is a truly awesome rune, but we're going to be putting that on our gauntlet presumably. Otherwise a passive rune, don't want it screwing up our crafting.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:15 No.6361212
    Are there runes of cosmetic effect? If there are I say we put on a rune that gives the hammer a random name everytime we use it, would be hilarious because we do it anyway, and it would confuse the hell out of anyone looking at it i.e. our enemies.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)22:15 No.6361221
    Strength on the Gauntlet, if you can do the Windmill rig I said you could essentially forge for weeks without stop.

    Plus it would make the gauntlet capable of crushing trees, awesome.

    I say wait to see what the Library holds for Runes for Shit-XXXXX.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:16 No.6361224
    No runes on Shit Crusher. Let's get crackin' on that axe.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:17 No.6361231
    This leave the hammer plain for now, let's worry about it after the competition
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:17 No.6361233
    Strength or poison. Poison might give everything we forge a particularly subtle and nasty edge - even nicks could fester.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:17 No.6361234
    Did you not read the response from first? Trying to find a loophole DOES NOT WORK. The runes are a blessing from the gods, not some stupid mechanic that can be abused.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:17 No.6361237
    We can't do that trick, Gods would curse it.

    Let's leave the hammer fucking blank for now and move on. God damn. Over 100 posts so far and hardly anything done.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:17 No.6361241
    We can't do the windmill thing. He has already said that it requires the gods permission. THE GOD OF STRENGTH DOES NOT TAKE OUR SHENANIGANS LIGHTLY. EAT SMITE BIATCH.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:18 No.6361245
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:19 No.6361258
    The guy who suggested Luck here, after considering it, I'm with the rest of ya: No runes until we find out if there are better ones.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:19 No.6361260
    You decide if you rune it, you will do-so later, and for now, you choose instead to get the basics done on the axe. Working after a few days you decide to go with the sketch that has followed you from the day you left from your town.

    The Princess sometimes stops by to look over your shoulder, she does not bother you however, simply lets you do your work. After about a week the axe's base and shape are fully formed, but it is undecorated and does not have a grip around the shaft yet.

    It is ready for the two runes you feel comfortable to placing into the axe. For them you must Burn a corpse and hold the weapon over the smoke, the more deadly the creature the more powerful the fire enchant.

    The other is to hold the axe up in a storm and hold on for dear life as long as you can hold out. You have a feeling that if people have survived creating this enchant as the Princess claims, your arm will make it much more manageable as you think back to the attacks the Lich once made on you.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:19 No.6361268
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:21 No.6361286
    Are we submitting details for the axe now?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:21 No.6361290
    Lightning first. Let's put it this way - if we already have a damage bonus, we can kill more powerful things with it to bless it with fire later.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)22:21 No.6361293
    Wow, smiting responses.

    Okay, so teh Windmill is out. Still, I wonder what constitutes "swinging", there might not be a loophole, per se, but still a way to maximize the effects greatly.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:21 No.6361297
    Stab the Princess in the cunt with the axe. Get this shit interesting fast.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:22 No.6361303
    That wouldn't be as impressive to the god of battles. We must not use any advantage when making these things.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:22 No.6361308
    Right in the axewound.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:23 No.6361311
    Let's gather our supplies and head to the Silver Dragon.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:23 No.6361320
    What kind of rune can we finish by axing the princess in the cunt, anyway?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:24 No.6361324
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    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:24 No.6361326
    Firstquest says it has to be in a storm. I say we climb the tallest mountain in the mountain range.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:24 No.6361331
    >not impressive

    so what are we supposed to do, kill the damn thing with a toothpick? As long as it was a powerful foe and its burning corpse is used to bless the weapon who gives a rats fuck?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:24 No.6361335
    Man the lightning dragon would be cheating dude, I say we just go hunt for the black dragon and put the fire rune in, then we wait for a storm, get high on the mountain and do the lightning.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:25 No.6361341
    Time to go bother the Silver Dragon for some lightning breath based rune making. I'm sure he'll enjoy electrocuting Charles Bronson.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:25 No.6361344
    Wait, aren't black dragons involved in poison runes?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:25 No.6361347
    Do snowstorms have lightning?
    Should we not finish the fine details of the axe before we leave also?
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:25 No.6361350
    None that wouldn't still make you end up being tortured slowly to death by her very mean looking father.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:25 No.6361351
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    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:26 No.6361356
    You pulled that out of your ass.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:26 No.6361357
    The god who gives the blessing? I thought this was already pointed out. :/
    STORM TIME. Gather about a weeks supplies and trek up a mountain. Make sure our tent contains NO METAL. We shall not take anything metal other than our gauntlet, Axe and shit XXXX
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:28 No.6361373
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:28 No.6361377
    Wait. Not storm time, FIRE RUNE TIME. Time to go hunt us some dragons.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:29 No.6361386
    gtfo stop spammin ur shitty board on Дnoпtalk.com u retartet fagit's btw moot log's all ur ip's lulz ur not relly anonimus enjoy ur party v&'s
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:29 No.6361390
    It's a shame that the fire rune probably won't be as powerful as the lightning one on account of the fact that we're slaying baby dragons. Fuckin' powerful baby dragons, certainly, but not as powerful as an adult one..
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:29 No.6361392
    >It is ready for the two runes you feel comfortable to placing into the axe.
    Details can be done AFTER the runes are complete, it also allows us to put a dragon tooth on the base.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)22:29 No.6361399

    How do we kill Superman?

    I mean, a black dragon?
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:30 No.6361405
    should we not do the storm rune first? It will catch the attention of the pantheon perhaps earning us more favor when we apply the fire rune, making it the stronger of the two.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:30 No.6361413
    Punch it in the crotch, naturally.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:30 No.6361418
    Fuck off, you stupid tripfag shit. They're historically associated with poison or acid.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:31 No.6361421
    Can we just get something fucking done?

    God fucking damn it! This is bullshit. Getting close to 150 posts already. Fucking hardly anything has gotten done.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)22:31 No.6361426
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    Whatever, we're going to need firepower.

    How many of the blackpowder bombs do we have left again...?
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:31 No.6361427
    It wouldn't really earn us ANY favor. Remember this is us asking the GODS for favors, not the other way around. And as stated earlier killing a black dragon with an unenchanted weapon will impress the god of fire more.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:32 No.6361429
    Lure it out into the open, (preferably while mama is sleeping), fight it, kill it, ???, PROFIT.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:32 No.6361433
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:32 No.6361438
    ( For the sake of time, here we go.)
    Your Dwarf female friend stops by as she sees you finishing the details on the axe, and she smiles as if very impressed by your work. The steel is strange, as in some lights it looks purely silver, but in others it seems to be solid gold. It is a work of art.

    You have carved the Lightning rune into the weapon, as you figure you might as well get what might be the more painful of the two out of the way. You explain to her what must be done to bless it and she nods thoughtfully, telling you that she will be back in a short while.

    After about an hour she shows back up with a map. Apparently she has her father's Royal mage and Star Gazer predict when the next lightning storm will be and where it will be strongest.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:33 No.6361441
    Kill a black dragon? Isn't there a whacked out elf somewhere around here we can use for that?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:33 No.6361444
    I'm gonna assume you meant 'precious'.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:33 No.6361448
    Perfect, let's set out for that storm.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:34 No.6361457
    What I am proposing is we enchant it with the rune of lightning and the don't use the enchanted weapon to fight the dragon.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:34 No.6361464
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    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)22:35 No.6361473
    I'm with this. Shit-Ruiner is more than enough, and we really shouldn't be the one to draw first blood with this weapon anyways.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:35 No.6361476
    ( Let's chillax guys. I'm just free form GMing here and a lot is made up on the spot. Don't get all yelly at each other. I want to give options for crafting, but I didn't expect it to be such a debate. For weapons after this I'll try to come up for a better system of deciding quicker what will be made. )
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)22:36 No.6361481
    Okay, fair enough... killing a dragon with an unenchanted blacksteel hammer sounds kind of hard though.
    OKAY. Prepare provisions, make sure we have no metal other than our gauntlet, axe and shit XXXXX and set out.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:37 No.6361496
    Let's take whatever supplies we need and head out to where this storm is supposed to be.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:37 No.6361506
    Alright. Let's go enchant us a lighting rune.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:37 No.6361508
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:39 No.6361531
    Time for badass related theme music?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:41 No.6361550
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:42 No.6361559
    It is cold out, and rainy once you leave. You're glad to have your new heavy coat and cloak. The Axe is strapped to your back, and an elite guard is sent out with you. The king taking no chances that the weapon he wants created falls into the wrong hands.

    They follow you to the bottom of the large peak and stand, talking to each other and wishing you luck. You climb to the top of the peak and stand ready, sort of unsure of what to do. Your cloak beats in the wind, and your heart begins to beat in your chest as you feel the storm roll in around you.

    Lightning begins to break the darkness in the sky, and cold icy needles of rain begin to pelt your face as the air begins to charge around you. You raise the weapon in the air with your metal clad arm.

    Lightning smashes into it without a moment to think, and pain fills your whole body. A true bolt would of outright at least punched your lights out, this seems to be getting stronger as it goes, not ending just a stream of hot blue pouring into the weapon.

    Your arm seems to be holding The worst of it off, just as it did with the Lich. You can see the rune you carved into your flesh actually appearing once more, burning into the steel of your gauntlet.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:43 No.6361571
    How does that even have anything to do with a badass ordinary blacksmith that says 'FUCK YOU' to everything and does the impossible?
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:44 No.6361579
    We hold that fucker up until we are knocked unconcious.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:45 No.6361588
    We must endure. We'll ride the whole damn storm out if we have to.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:45 No.6361589
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:45 No.6361591
    No, fuck you too. We lean against some nearby rocks at the peak with our arm in the air so even when unconscious the lightning continues to strike.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:46 No.6361601
    I never said we would intentionally stop.
    >> Da painboss !BOSSbxVcHc 10/20/09(Tue)22:46 No.6361610


    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:48 No.6361624
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:48 No.6361630
    We were originally going to do it with just the hammer and our resolve. We have blackpowder, an improved hammer (complete with ties to past). As an additional boost, surviving the lightning will likely boost our protection through the roof, since it increases the more we survive.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:49 No.6361637
    You begin to scream as you feel the power grown, lighting arching off the blade to smash into the stones around you as your gauntlet glows white hot around the fist. You have a feeling if that glow makes it down to the part of your arm that is flesh you will seriously be in pain.

    You can hear the guards down below, instead of gasping or shouting in fear for you, cheering you on.

    The Symbol on your arm has fully melted the steel and if you look inside of the shape it has burned out it seems you can see the rune glowing still in the place it would be if your flesh was there.

    It won't be long before the heat has reached the Brace of the gauntlet and your flesh.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:49 No.6361639
    Awesome memory.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:49 No.6361642
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    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:50 No.6361657
    Ride it out as long as we can.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:50 No.6361663
    Keep going anyway. I want that hammer to ionize the damn air around it.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:51 No.6361665
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    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:52 No.6361679
    Keep going until we risk injuring ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:53 No.6361689
    This weapon is gonna be so fuck-legendary just from its components and its first rune.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:55 No.6361718
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:56 No.6361724
    Now would be a good time to stop.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)22:56 No.6361730
    Your yell takes on a whole new form as you perhaps a little recklessly decide to continue to hold the axe in the air even as the visible heat reaches your arm, you can smell burning flesh and it feels like your flesh is on fire as if more of you is burning away, parts unprotected by the rune once carved into your flesh.

    As you scream lightning is arching even inside your mouth dancing between teeth. Your mind goes blank and suddenly you feel yourself knocked back as if you were suddenly kicked by the strongest of the blast. The thunder all around is deafening. Spinning through the air you have just enough time to realize how much slamming into the ground will hurt.

    You wake up moments later, bloody and Burnt. Guards helping you to your feet. Just a few feet from where you landed lays the axe, the rune glowing in its hilt, Lightning leaps from the blade to the ground. You grin, knowing you succeeded before you pass out once more.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:56 No.6361731
    Charles Bronson does not take half measures we will continue until we feel that it is sufficiently lightninged.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:57 No.6361744
    There is lightning happening where i am.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:57 No.6361746
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)22:57 No.6361749
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:58 No.6361752
    Did we just pull a T-pain? Lightning = natural voice synthesizer
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)22:58 No.6361760
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:59 No.6361761
    All this talk of riding makes me think of Holy Diver as well..

    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)22:59 No.6361767
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    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:00 No.6361783
    Why aren't you using this time to enchant any weapons laying around your house? YOU NEED TO GO OUT INTO THE STORM.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:00 No.6361784
    But in all seriousness, i hope our arm still works.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:00 No.6361791
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:00 No.6361793
    And that steel is named CHARLES MUTHAFUCKIN' BRONSON
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:02 No.6361814
    I wonder what additional badass scarring this'll give us.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:02 No.6361816
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/20/09(Tue)23:02 No.6361821
    We're fucking Frankenstein's monster.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)23:04 No.6361844
    ( Cont'd Obviously)
    When you awake you are in your room with several Dwarfs with white robes on, tending to you. Most of them are female, but the one really hovering over you and spreading your eye open to peer into it as if checking your pupil is male.

    "We was afraid ya were not gonna wake up lad. Had ta take off your metal arm don'worry its in tha next room. Ya burned whats left'o it pretty bad."

    Looking down shows your "stump" is covered in bandages and it smells strongly of herbs and healing potions.

    "You'll be okay in a few days, but for now you'll need rest or infection could set in. Don't want to die before you win your contest do you?"
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:04 No.6361845
    That's about the size of it.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:05 No.6361858
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:05 No.6361863
    "I am Charles 'Deathwish' Bronson; Lichslayer, Wyrmtrader, Lightningrider, and ruiner of peoples' shit."
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:06 No.6361865
    Can we name the arm?
    It's almost to the point of sentience anyway.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:06 No.6361866
    If our skeleton arm comes to visit us, we need to give that fucker a thumbs up, he was credit to team.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)23:06 No.6361870
    You can feel the arm in the next room's fingers tapping. As if it is literally -waiting for you to wake up-.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:06 No.6361875
    Smile at him. "Our competition huh?" then ask how much time we got left. If we only have 1 month left? FUCK NO WE ARE NOT SLEEPING.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:06 No.6361876
    I wonder if there's a Repair charm. Nearly as good as a crafting charm, though not quite, if we had it on ourselves we could take the protection effect so much further.
    Also, if we didn't at least take the lightning to just past where we were fully protected, then it wouldn't have meant nearly so much, even with the sheer amount we suffered through beforehand.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:06 No.6361877
    I vote we stay in bed but inquire about the hammer, where is it ect.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:07 No.6361878
    Get that fucker in here.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:07 No.6361879
    Don't worry I've survived worse. I hope my arm has been behaving itself.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:07 No.6361888
    What would we call it? Righty? Bob, but call him Herbert just to piss him off?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:07 No.6361889
    Let's take a much deserved rest, shall we?
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:08 No.6361901
    Dragon steel does not wear. It won't need a repair rune.
    >> Firstquest 10/20/09(Tue)23:09 No.6361907
    ( I'm going to be AFK for about a half an hour - 45 mins. I will start a new thread and likely continue for a few more hours tonight if people are still interested and around. Next thread will be action packed I promise to make up for the AFK.)
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:09 No.6361912
    Leader of the Thunderarms.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:09 No.6361914
    After what that arm has been through, I don't care if it goes diving through every pair of cleavage in the kingdom, it has earned those boobies.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:10 No.6361918
    good I expect discussion will continue in this thread until you return, make sure to post a link to it when it goes up.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:11 No.6361940
    Not on the axe. On us/gauntlet/hammer. I don't recall if we can manage to get a second rune on ourselves or not, but otherwise to grant ourselves/ourhammer faster repair/healing and to grant us the ability to fix things we're crafting.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:12 No.6361943
    So what are we going to do about that fire rune?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:13 No.6361960
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:15 No.6361977
    Our new gauntlet is also gonna be made out of dragon steel, you do realize?

    Speaking of which, what do you guys think of adding a hidden gunpowder function to the knuckles portion of the glove? Either good for sneaking in a bullet on someone, or simply exploding in their faces when you punch 'em?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:15 No.6361979
    Hold on just long enough that the burn can still be healed.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:17 No.6361995
    An exploding punch? Awesome but impractical. Plus it would mean having to carry around fucktons of gunpowder. Lets keep it simple but elegant.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:17 No.6362002
    Figure out where the eldest spawn of the black dragon are? Perhaps look for a way to keep all but the mother for coming after us in vengeance (at once, anyways). I get the impression the others won't really try to avenge their siblings that much, but might be a good idea.
    Unless of course there is known a beast stronger than the dragon spawn aside from the three big dragons.
    Also, have we found a bard yet? We going to convince the dorf princess to be our storyteller?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:17 No.6362005
    hells yes, gunpowder and dragons teeth, we will be so kickass.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:17 No.6362006

    I say we get Luck and Strength on our gauntlet. Hell, we could do both at once that way.

    "Hey, I bet you I can punch a training dummy for two days straight without passing out."
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:18 No.6362015
    Shotgun punch? YES PLEASE. As long as we know for a fact that gunpowder will NOT damage dragonsteel.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:19 No.6362023
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:19 No.6362026
    One: it has been stated it has to be a fair wager.
    Two: Didn't we already agree to wait until we got access to the Dwarven libraries and found out about the best runes?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:20 No.6362032
    Yes, that's why I didn't include anything about the gauntlet repairing itself. My suggestion was mostly only for the crafting aspect as we might use it to fix who knows what, and for less downtime/allowing our body's recovery rate to catch up to our resolve.
    That being sad, it seems to have come off as a bad idea, so perhaps not.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:21 No.6362043
    That could work..... and even if two days have passed we can keep punching and win the bet.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:24 No.6362075
    The runes aren't some abstract mechanics for you to min-max. The enchantments are provided by gods whose approval you seek.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:26 No.6362095

    So... if you do something the gods really really like, even if it's not at ALL involved with what people "normally" think of the proper use of the rune...

    The weapon will come out awesome anyway?
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:27 No.6362106
    Fair enough. Just thought of why this will not work, the bet needs to be luck based. Like playing poker or something.
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)23:28 No.6362121
    Who all is in favor of the Strength Rune on the Gauntlet, by the way?
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:30 No.6362132
    STRENGTH on the gauntlet is a given. We need it with all the crazy shit we do.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:30 No.6362136
    If it has something to do with the individual god you are trying to impress and you make sure the god knows it... probably yeah.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:31 No.6362141

    Okay, then it's easy.

    We put the strength rune on the gauntlet (or shitkicker).

    Then we beat as many dragons to death with it as we can.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:33 No.6362156
    If dragon steel can hack through dragons, I'm fairly certain that a shotgun blast won't damage it. I vote yes on exploding fist function. Hell, add Strength and we're basically adding an explosion to an already brutal impact.
    >> Apothecary Tran 10/20/09(Tue)23:33 No.6362158
    Why are we beating dragons to death?
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:34 No.6362163

    For the strength rune.

    Alternatively, armwrestle an entire country.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:35 No.6362174

    What's unfair about it? I'm not trying to cheat it, just show our sheer hardcoreness by betting we can punch for two days straight. Once we punch for two days straight, we get the Strength one for being hardcore and we get the Luck one for winning a fair bet.

    If it has to be luck based, what would we prefer? I think Luck is a good idea for our Gauntlet since we'll be probably wearing it everywhere and using it for everything. When our skeleton arm is off on its own with the gauntlet it might actually help its aim with the crossbow or give it some luck at other things.

    I just can't imagine any other straightforward way of making a fair bet that won't be a game of chance or something that our opponent will probably cheat at.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:35 No.6362179
    Arm wrestle the gold and silver dragons, punch the black ones to death.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:42 No.6362226
    Alternatively, if we don't blow shit up when we punch it, I say we add drills to the knuckle section and burrow the fuck out of things.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:44 No.6362249
    Offhand, the point of the luck rune seems to be willing to risk the loss of the item. The more purely dependant on luck it is (and the less control we have over it) the better it will likely turn out to be.
    Then again, there is much to be said for making one's own luck.

    Also, strength rune is also the rune of endurance. We'd have to keep using it in our display of strength. And for us, the endurance part might be the stronger focus for what we want, should we decide to favor one side in our rune-completion.
    >> Grey 10/20/09(Tue)23:45 No.6362253
    I think I know what we are going to name our new gauntlet/arm.
    That's your hardcoreness sure, but the bet must be luck based, preferably stacked against us.
    I like the strength rune, but we don't know about all of the runes yet. There may be a better one that we want. Either way we can figure it out when we win this contest and gain access to the library.
    Why is everyone so obsessed wit the idea of adding useless functionality to our arm. That would distract from its main badass property, the fact that it is a skeleton arm covered in Dragonsteel
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:47 No.6362291
    Well, having a skeleton arm covered in dragonsteel is BADASS, but having that same arm be able to do all this other kickass shit would just add to the awesomeness.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:48 No.6362303
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:49 No.6362315
    Actually, a drill is pretty functionable. It doubles as a weapon, AND it can help us mine for materials, or dig our way out of someplace.
    >> Anonymous 10/20/09(Tue)23:51 No.6362345
    Actually, modifications that better allow the gauntlet to be wielded by the skeleton arm might be a good idea. Though I also see little point to adding drill bores aside from perhaps some odd form of swiss-army blacksmithing kit. And I thought there was an idea to add small compartments to keep some of our kit in there anyways?
    >> Ursus Rex 10/20/09(Tue)23:51 No.6362346
    I support the Strength Rune mainly because it seems to be the one best suited to helping us out no matter what. There hasn't been a situation yet where a little bit more strength or endurance couldn't have helped, and with the knowledge of runes and black steel after this we can craft any manner of dangerous weapons individually afterwards (presumably, correct me if I missed something). It will help in the forge, on journeys, adventures, and everything else. The ability to hurl your arm at a foe and then have it crush their face to rubble is also AWESOME
    >> Anonymous 10/21/09(Wed)00:01 No.6362456
    someone archive yet?

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