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    172 KB MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:25 No.7448714  
    You are a young apprentice in a school of magic. Secluded on a mountaintop, the academy has a good view of your entire kingdom. Your ambition is to rise to the top and become the most powerful magician in the kingdom as fast as you can.
    There is a problem with this. So do all your fellow apprentices.
    There are twelve graduating slots per year. To become a journeyman is to gain access to much more impressive libraries full of obscure and powerful tomes and notes. Through surpassing your fellows or making sure the number of apprentices is low enough to ensure you a spot, you have to graduate this year.
    Minor Telekinesis (10lb-ish of force)
    Fire Bolt (Minor Fire Spell)

    What do /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:27 No.7448752
    where are we now?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:28 No.7448761
    How many other apprentices?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:30 No.7448797
    Learn some real spells.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:30 No.7448800
    Find another apprentice.

    Let's call ourselves...Magnum.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:30 No.7448806
    Charge into the library and set it ablaze with your firebolt.
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:31 No.7448821
    You are in your room in the far west tower.
    There are 36 other apprentices
    What kind of spell would you like to find?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:32 No.7448832
    Actually, there's an idea.

    Find a way to get to the roof of the school. Roam around, hidden; look through the windows of students until I see a spellbook. Wait until they're gone. Use the telekinesis to open the window, take the book, close the window.

    THEN I get to learn some real spells.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:32 No.7448838
    Use telekinesis to constantly jerk off
    Cum and then use telekinesis for remote facials
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:33 No.7448843
    Goddamnit I thought this was a parallel quest to the one where the dorf kills all the mages.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:33 No.7448854
    Check room for anything useful. What are we wearing? What's the weather? What time of day is it, and when are apprentices/wizards usually active?

    How easy would it be to murder another apprentice and dump their body off the mountainside? How easy would it be to play mindgames with other apprentices? What sort of qualities do the senior mages look for?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:34 No.7448865
    Obviously I wait in till a student is near one another, and use TK, to push them into each other, making it look like one pushed the other. A duel goes off, and you finish them both off at the same time with a fire bolt.

    Keep the process of eliminating apprentices in till only 12 remain.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:34 No.7448869

    Do we have any melee combat skills?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:36 No.7448891
    I'd put an emphasis on:
    Illusion spells.
    Mind control spells.
    Logistic spells -- Teleport, Fly, Passwall, Stoneshape, etc.

    On the bottom of the list, summoning or dead-raising necromany spells; then damaging spells.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:37 No.7448913
    Find an instructor who seems at least ambivalent to the most promising student in class. Get into pants of said instructor but ask for nothing. After a while during pillowtalk let slip you did this at first so someone would protect you from that promising student, who is possibly practicing blood magic, possibly with the knowledge/tutelage of *insert instructor you don't like*, but that you want to stay with the instructor you're sleeping with because you've come to love him/her, and that you don't even want them to teach spells you're not supposed to know yet. Cue tears as necessary.

    Casting minor telekinesis in bed optional.
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:38 No.7448934
    You are wearing a robe with your spellbook tied to your waist. You have various notes on your current spells. You just perfected your fire bolt spell.

    The weather is clear and sunny. It is about noon so all your fellows are up and about.
    As for throwing a body from the tower, you figure it would be pretty easy. The senior mages each look for different qualities, but power is never looked upon poorly.
    You open your window, you can see the sill of your neighbour's window not 15 feet away from you. He is down in the library right now so no one should see you.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:39 No.7448937
    Summon a Fire Elemental in a kids bedroom while he sleeps, and watch as they try to put out the fires and eventually a few are going to be burnt if not killed. Then offer them protection from these kinda of things to begin with...etc.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:40 No.7448958
    10 lbs telekenisis?

    that's enough for a gargoyle to be dislodged from the roof.
    25 times.

    problem solved. graduation in the top 12.

    it's the Unseen University method of passing.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:41 No.7448968
    How well can we intimidate people? How weak or strong willed are the other apprentices? Do we have any friends or enemies we can play off of? Are there any "bully" apprentices?

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:44 No.7449011
    Ridcully method. Spells and magic are all well and good, but nothing helps like sleeping with a loaded crossbow on your bedside table.
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:44 No.7449016
    You are fairly unassuming, you don't have any particularly strong social skills. You know a few but haven't made any particular friends or allies. Likewise, the other apprentices haven't gone after you yet. There are several who mix martial and magical styles who seem to delight in trying their skills out on the others, often leaving them maimed. Your class used to have 86 five months ago.
    You decide to go looking for another apprentice and head outside your room. Down towards the LIBRARY or to the LABS?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:45 No.7449034
    Describe both places, their purposes, and the kind of people that like to haunt them.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:49 No.7449096
    Do we know if the other apprentices will try to attack us?
    If this is the case we should set up traps and only get food for ourselves.
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:50 No.7449109
    The Library is the main location for study. It is filled with the notes of the former apprentices as well as some basic notes that the instructors have decided to put there. The more frail mages tend to lurk there, but everyone will go there once in a while. Two of your acquaintances mentioned that they would be looking up binding rituals this afternoon at lunch.

    The Labs are wide open protected spaces for practicing spells. It is typically inhabited by groups, including the martial inclined magicians previously mentioned.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:50 No.7449110
    my thoughts exactly.

    why go to all that effort, when plain, simple proven methods are there.
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:51 No.7449129
    It has happened before but you keep out of the spotlight enough not to be attacked. You did fight off a summoned adder with your Telekinesis a month ago.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:53 No.7449152
    You do realize that we blew this school into the stratosphere last night, right?
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)00:57 No.7449202
    No, I did not. It does seem awfully familiar. Oh well.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:57 No.7449207
    What's some of the overworld information? What's to keep us from saying "fuck this shit" and igniting the library? Why are we a mage's apprentice in the first place?

    I'm beginning to feel like this place wasn't very well thought out, and we're entering into a pesudo-high school drama.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)00:57 No.7449216
    head to the library, we'll get mobbed if we go to the labs
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)01:05 No.7449305
    Overworld Information?
    You are on a mountain range in the middle of a kingdom mostly consisting of foothills and plains. It is in the middle of two more powerful states but through diplomacy and intermarriage your kingdom has remained independent. Your motivation for becoming a mage is mostly a lust for power, you have a natural talent, and you can live a comfortable life as a master mage.
    Aside from the library containing a large amount of the magical knowledge which would be doubly as hard to find elsewhere, you know of nothing stopping you from torching it.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:07 No.7449331
    Is there anywhere else we can learn magic? Can we learn new spells without tutelage, be it from books or otherwise? What are the more divine powers, and are they present in the lives with mortals? If such powers are, can we make pacts?
    >> MageQuest 01/06/10(Wed)01:12 No.7449394
    There are no other large scale centers of magical teaching. You could try to find a mage to apprentice yourself to. All you require to learn a new spell are some basic notes, or an idea of what you are trying to do and a lot of time. You mostly learned your Telekinesis before you arrived at the academy.
    There are prophets who claim to be gifted by the gods and they have power to back it up but you've never seen evidence of their existence beyond that.
    As for making pacts you have heard rumours that in the VAULTS deep below the academy, there are dangerous tomes that involve making pacts with dark and dangerous spirits.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:19 No.7449503
    Quick and easy route.
    Time to sell our soul.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:19 No.7449516
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:21 No.7449537
    Hmm, we do want to become insanely powerful in the least amount of time. However, dark spirits and such are a nono until we are mentally strong enough to subdue whatever the fuck we deal with down there.
    So, what kind of timeframe are we dealing with here? I know we have til the end of this year to secure our spot, but is it January here(or whatever the equivalent is for the beginning of the year in this place?)
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:22 No.7449554
    You creep down past the labs and into the depths of the academy.
    Roll high on a d6 to find the VAULTS undetected.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:22 No.7449564
    rolled 3 = 3

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:23 No.7449575
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:23 No.7449576
    It is late spring.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:26 No.7449630
    Confident you have found the passageway to the VAULTS, you stride purposefully down the hall. You hear a fiery crackle behind you and narrowly dodge the swing of a massive fire elemental.

    What do /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:27 No.7449655
    What is in the hall around us?
    Is it tunnelled into the stone?
    We're so fucked.
    >> Anonymuos 01/06/10(Wed)01:28 No.7449660
    Are we a male or female?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:30 No.7449697
    It is an underground passageway. The rock has been neatly cut and decorated though.
    Up to you /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:31 No.7449724
    We've mastered our Fire Bolt spell, correct?
    Have we mastered how to undo the Fire Bolt spell?
    If we have, I suggest we use our telekinesis to rip 10 lb chunks out of the elemental and revert the flames into mana, or at least phase the fires that sustain it out of existance.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:31 No.7449731
    We are male.

    And lets hit the fire elemental with some telekenetic force! lets throw some rocks or some shit at it!
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:32 No.7449732

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:35 No.7449791
    Did the OP leave us?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:35 No.7449794
    Thinking quickly, you devise a way to combine your telekinesis with a counter spell for your firebolt spell. It is highly risky as you’ve never tried it before but there aren’t many options left.
    High on a d10 /tg/ to succeed.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:36 No.7449805
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:36 No.7449817
    rolled 7 = 7

    Fucked that up, sorry guys.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:37 No.7449830
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:38 No.7449848
    Luckily, your technique works. You begin pulling the elemental apart into pure power. However, That doesn't spot it from hitting you with a large gout of flame, igniting your right side.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:39 No.7449860

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:39 No.7449871
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:41 No.7449898
    How badly are we hit? We talkin burnt hair and new robes or.... fucking two-face?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:41 No.7449903
    You drop to the ground, putting out the flames. From your postion down here, you can see a loose section of the spell. If you pull that out, you can unravel the whole spell into it's consituent power. However, if you fail, the Elemental will be able to burn you to a crisp.

    What do /tg/?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:42 No.7449918
    Scarring, and extensive burns but not quite Two-Face level.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:43 No.7449936
    Decry that the limited graduation method creates a Zero-Sum mentality.

    Gather the other studends and try to advocate to change the graduation requirements to be a simple aptitude test, that encourages free thinking and creativity, rather than hostility and competition of the old system.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:43 No.7449939
    Lets go for it. No risk, no reward.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:43 No.7449942
    Go for it. One hit fucked us up pretty good. If we don't kill it now we won't last 2 more hits.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:44 No.7449949
    obviously we roll

    As we get up, how about reducing a little of that burn - surely as a fire mage we've got to be able to work some small hedge magic about burns
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:44 No.7449963
    Last ditch effort. Roll high on a d6.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:45 No.7449969
    rolled 5 = 5

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:46 No.7449991
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:47 No.7450003
    Acting quickly, you pull the elemental into raw power. Absorbing it, you can feel your body pulsing with elemental power.
    In addition, with the clarity gained from your defeat of the elemental, you think you've developed a method to consume elementals. With a little study you can perfect it.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:49 No.7450032
    Temporary elemental power, or knowledge=power?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:49 No.7450033
    From what i've learned from consuming a fire elemental, do i predict i could "reverse engineer" the spell to be better prepared to fight other types of elementals?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:49 No.7450039
    Brilliant. Do we know any other apprentices who mostly use elementals in their methods?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:50 No.7450047
    Any more guards on our way to the vault?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:50 No.7450055

    Absorbing the entire life force of an extra-terrestrial being and converting it into power perfected with "a little bit of study?!?!?!"

    Go tell a Master immediately after we perfect it. We will be famous. This is epic-level spell territory.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:51 No.7450077
    Fuck this shit, we're wasting time and since we rolled a 3 out of 6 on our test to see if anyone spotted us, I want to get in and out as fast as possible.

    Blast fire from our feet and hands in a fashion meant for us to jet forward with great speed. Like Avatar, the Last Airbender.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:51 No.7450078
    Applied learning and a power boost allowing you to comprehend it better.
    You can pull apart a fire elemental easily, you imagine you could do the same to any elemental but you would need to study their structure to do it as easily as you could to a fire elemental.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:52 No.7450099
    It seems to me that this would be an excellent way to burn our limbs severely. We don't have any sort of fire resistance magics.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:54 No.7450135
    One of the groups that frequents the labs uses elementals to great effect.
    As far as you can tell, all you did was set off a summoning trap, you cannot sense an alarm spell or hear any guards coming.
    Aside from the circumstance under which you learned it, you have seen spells to this effect from the journeymen magicians.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:56 No.7450157
    Dude this game would be fun but this is too fucking slow goddamn
    Iron Quest was faster
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)01:57 No.7450172
    Good point.

    Continue to the VAULTS?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:57 No.7450185
    We'd better try to heal ourselves.
    Head to the Library, see if we can find some basic healing scrolls.
    On the way, practice combining Firebolt and Telekinesis, to be able to collect Firebolts in front of you into one big ball.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)01:59 No.7450209
    Nah, that'll fuck our shit up. Head someplace else; where would a mage be able to recover from burns?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:00 No.7450235
    Let's not go to the Vaults. If we encounter another trap it could end us.

    >One of the groups that frequents the labs uses elementals to great effect.
    If they've got any enemies, we should consider aligning ourselves with them. As the number of students decreases, it'll become increasingly important to have a cabal watching our back; only 12 slots are open, and the lone mage is the easiest to pick off.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:01 No.7450241
    You experiment slightly with combining your firebolts and cannot find a way to mass them into one shape but you are able to chain three together.

    at the LIBRARY. You track down a set of notes you'd been looking at before, dealing with the repair of burnt tissue. In the same set of stacks is a student who specializes in teleportation, you think her name is LIAN.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:03 No.7450270
    With the rush from so much power, you think it would be easy to devise a spell from these notes.

    Roll 5 or higher on a d10 /tg/
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:04 No.7450289
    rolled 6 = 6

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:05 No.7450310
    What is LIAN looking at? Who does LIAN associate with? Is she an independent, or does she have allies? These are important considerations for our next move.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:05 No.7450323
    Learn how to summon and bind elementals and absorb their energy to make our knowledge of spells grow extra fast, if thats a possibility.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:06 No.7450331
    You test your spell, healing a small portion of your burn.

    Do you want to cast the spell in the stacks or find someplace private?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:06 No.7450343
    A student who specialises in Teleportation?
    Has this student previously been Hostile, Friendly, or Neutral to other students?
    If Hostile: Avoid
    If Friendly: Talk, see if you can find a use for a long-range telekinesis or long-range firebolt.
    If Neutral: Approach, greet. Watch reaction.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:06 No.7450344
    Someplace private. Hide our capabilities from the other students if at all possible; information is power.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:09 No.7450379
    First, talk to the LIAM.
    Then, see if we can find some type of really simple "sense if anyone's nearby" spell.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:10 No.7450395
    Meh, might as well heal ourselves here; there's no real reason to go anyplace private since all we're doing is healing burns.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:10 No.7450397
    LIAN was looking at notes on group teleportation when you arrived but is now looking over at what you are doing.
    She too is independent and does not have many allies.
    You grab a set of notes on summoning minor earth elementals. There are more to this set, but you see them in the hands of another independent mage QUELLAN.
    QUELLAN is an elf and has been hinting towards joining the summoning cabal.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:10 No.7450398
    No. Do not communicate with other students while injured unless they are reliably friendly or instructors are present to suppress violence. We cannot afford to show weakness.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:10 No.7450412
    Also, let us learn a random spell completely unrelated to our actual abilities thus far, something we can "show off" to everyone. Keep them thinking we're a one trick pony.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:12 No.7450427
    How many people are in the library? I thought it was just us and LIAN. How much attention have we attracted by coming in here while badly burned?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:12 No.7450441
    You greet LIAN and approach. She seems off put by your sudden shift from mostly ignoring her.
    She asks you where you got that burn.
    You make a note to heal the rest of your injury in private.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:14 No.7450478
    You and LIAN are alone in this section of the stacks but there are several tables in a wide open space, QUELLAN is sitting at one of them. Scattered throughout the library are other apprentices, you can see four of them at the moment, but you have seen glimpses of or heard three more.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:15 No.7450486
    I was practicing a fire bolt spell, I'm not that good at it. -throw our hands out in front of us and conjure an absolutely pathetic flame-
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:15 No.7450493
    Mention that you had a few problems with a fire elemental. Inquire as to if she knows any healing spells; pretend to be having difficulty with your current injuries and looking for help.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:16 No.7450506
    We got this burn practicing magic.

    Also, there's such a thing as being TOO private. You need allies, or at least people who won't shiv you. Healing the injury in private is a decent idea, but there's no reason to hide absolutely bloody everything from everyone.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:16 No.7450509
    NO! Do not show serious weakness to the other students, and do not imply that we are so utterly incompetent as to seriously injure ourselves during practice.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:17 No.7450516
    No, no fire elemental. We gotta act weak, gather trust from the sympathetic, disregard from the confident.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:18 No.7450529
    Appearing weak is sort of a really dumb idea.
    Can we summon the 3-chained-together bolts we've been practicing, and dissipate them, or have them hit something that won't burn?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:18 No.7450530
    We also need to seek out magic that prevents mental control and manipulation.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:18 No.7450537
    You tell her that you were practicing with a firebolt spell and lost control. You ask her if she knows any healing spells.
    "I know a fairly basic one. That one you just figured out not powerful enough to heal the whole thing or what?"
    Roll low on d6 to convince her
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:18 No.7450543
    We can't afford to act weak. A whopping fifty students have been killed or maimed already; all the aggressive groups will be on the lookout for vulnerable people to cut down. We have to make it look like other people will be easier to dispose of than we will, and that means implying strength.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:19 No.7450547
    Er, what happened to selling our soul to a random dark spirit for LOADS OF POWER?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:20 No.7450565
    No, we don't.
    We don't need to prevent mental control and manipulation yet, because being ALIVE is more important than being an individual. We can still be quite powerful without being entirely under our own will.

    Tell Lian we were studying the effects of fire spells, but got carried away. I'm sure MANY students injure themselves during practice.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:20 No.7450574
    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:20 No.7450575
    rolled 2 = 2

    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:21 No.7450595
    We bumblefucked into a trap and lost like 1/2 of our HP, and decided to go heal up.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:21 No.7450604
    Some faggot suggested we go to the library and heal ourselves, that's what
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:21 No.7450605
    We are a master of charisma, amazing.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:21 No.7450607
    Too bad you didn't post at 2:22
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:22 No.7450617

    She buys your story and offers to heal your burn. She also mentions that She was planning to break into the journeyman library tonight and could use some help.

    It is now early evening and the students will be gathering for the evening meal soon.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:23 No.7450622
    >We can still be quite powerful without being entirely under our own will.
    Er. That may be so, but we would also be NOT ENTIRELY UNDER OUR OWN FUCKING WILL

    In case you are new to this, it is a little hard to break out of mental domination, once you have been mentally dominated.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:26 No.7450678
    Tell her that we owe her a favor for the heal spell, so we'll help her out if she wants. Ah, upon such things as this are friendships built.

    OP, can we learn pretty much whatever spells we want, or do spells become easier when we've already got a grounding in similar spells? That is, we know firebolt- would a larger fireball be easier to learn than a spell of similar power in another sphere?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:27 No.7450689
    Tell her we're uncertain about breaking and entering, but are happy to help her practice spells.

    What does an Evening Meal consist of? Could we make FRIENDS by offering to HEAT meals using FIRE?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:28 No.7450712
    One of your friends can help break the mental domination. Stop being so independant.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:28 No.7450714
    Really now. So, that neighbor that was mentioned earlier >>7448934 what is our standing with him? I say we set him up to get discovered right as we escape from the library with LIAM.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:29 No.7450723
    Spells of a similar nature are easier to learn than completely random spells.

    LIAN seems pleased that you've agreed to this. She tell you to meet her in the WEST GARDENS after nightfall.
    The chime for dinner rings. The repeated casting of spells has taken a lot out of you and your stomach is growling at you.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:30 No.7450753
    I understand what you're getting at, but personally I would be a little hesitant if I'm an apprentice in a school of magic where 50 other apprentices have already been killed, and I have not made any trustworthy friends yet, with the exception of this LIAN.

    As such, I am rather unwilling to gamble our mental faculties on the chance that these acquaintences have our back, if they have them at all

    Then again, I have no friends in real life, so make of that what you will
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:31 No.7450757
    Well, go to dinner and get some food, obviously!

    Is dinner held in a rather large hall, or do students eat food in their own rooms?
    If dinner's in a large hall, do students choose where to sit, or are they assigned seats?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:31 No.7450760
    Off to dinner, then. Eat hearty.

    Regarding the meet with LIAN, either it's genuine or it's a trap. We need to be ready for either eventuality. If we have any concealable weapons, we should bring them; few people expect a mage to knife them in the gut.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:31 No.7450769
    Eavening meal usually consists of a small amount of roast game with bread and a watery beer. There are also some boiled vegtables from the gardens. It is prepared by the academy staff, drop outs and indentured servants.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:32 No.7450776

    Between FOOD and BNE speak with CHIEF to learn SUMMON FOOD and/or SUMMON WATER
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:32 No.7450788
    Try not to let anyone see that you've been hungry like you've just been casting stuff. They might ask questions

    Let's rape her now?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:33 No.7450803
    Too bloody independent. Mental domination can be broken if we come to it. For now, focus on survival and power.
    We're gonna want friends, or at least non-enemies, until we have a handle for this game-world and how shit works.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:33 No.7450804
    Let's not. Neither of those spells is immediately useful in the cutthroat world of the mage academy apprentice, and it's clear that we burn through our energy reserves fairly rapidly when using magic. We'll need them for the meet with LIAN if anything goes wrong.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:34 No.7450815
    >prepared by dropouts
    Jesus fucking christ what the shit is this

    Do not drink the beer under any circumstances, surely there must be a fountain around here

    but fuck fuck fuck no!
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:34 No.7450832
    From the roast game and the bread, we can create:
    This will surely raise our standing with everyone!
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:34 No.7450834
    You sit in the great hall. LIAN says that you should not be seen together after the break in as she doesn't want anyone getting suspicious.

    You eat heartily. As you do, you decide you might want a back up weapon and conceal your dinner knife in your robe. It has been dulled with repeated use but it can still cut flesh, be it rabbit or humanoid.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:35 No.7450837
    >Let's rape her now?
    No, let's not. A potential ally with an emphasis on teleportation spells is too valuable to squander in such a fashion, not to mention that she'd probably get away because of said spells.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:35 No.7450842
    >>7450804 read

    Casting makes us hungry. Summon Food allows us to practice more and be less likely to be poisoned at meal times.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:35 No.7450849
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:36 No.7450855
    Who is sitting nearby?
    Offer our skills in creating a Toasted Meat Sandwich to those nearby. Doesn't hurt to show kindness, at least not just yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:36 No.7450861
    >mage academy
    >even low tier spells require a good amount of mental focus here
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:37 No.7450874
    I approve.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:38 No.7450888
    Okay, I concede that it may be useful. But useful enough to justify using our time and energy on it when we have illicit activities to conduct later? Let's leave it for tomorrow.

    On a slightly different topic, what's the penalty for being caught attempting to break into the journeyman library after hours?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:38 No.7450897
    This must be one of those shit-tier schools of magic meant for the people who couldn't cut it elsewhere.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:39 No.7450899
    learn a smoke screen spell use said spell to either create a false fire in the kitchen or other room as to create confusion or simply as smokescreen
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:39 No.7450906
    Next to you is one student from the summoning Cabal. You've had your suspicions about him. He favours summoning animal simulacra, and after the adder attack you've been keeping your eye on him.
    On the other side is a transmuter, he has been fairly harmless up to this point and is completely independent. Two seats past the summoner, you see QUELLAN with the head of the summoning cabal, talking intensely.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:40 No.7450910
    Does Beer inhibit casting?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:40 No.7450920
    prepare for the option of betraying as to get her killed/ expelled just incase. Also procure map of of the school
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:41 No.7450929
    That would explain why they have vaults of ancient evils under the school so idiots like us can waltz right in and throw ourselves at the first thing that starts offering unlimited power, and why the security is so shitty.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:41 No.7450934
    A mug or so of the watery stuff they serve with dinner would not seriously inhibit your spells.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:42 No.7450941
    Cut Bread into slices
    Use Firebolt to toast bread slice
    Put a slice of meat and perhaps some vegetables between two slices of bread

    Offer your new creation to Transmuter.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:42 No.7450944
    Be oblique about our sandwich-toasting as an overture of friendship. First, toast our own sandwich to perfection, then exclaim over how much better it is (because it will be). Then offer to toast the transmuter's with "Hey, want to try this" or a similarly innocent line.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:42 No.7450947
    if so this could be useful is there anyway to learn to increase substance in the human body. Alcohol or possibly adrenaline
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:43 No.7450962
    If we use Telekinesis to spill the Cabal Member (the one we suspect of attacking us)'s beer, or even better making him slip and stab himself with a knife, would anyone be able to detect that it was US who did it?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:43 No.7450963
    He accepts the gift with a cautious smile and gives it a quick one over before eating it. He thanks you and tells you he owes you one.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:43 No.7450966
    Firebolt is an attack spell. I'm presuming that we're using some sort of "finger of flame" adaptation here, on the (perhaps incorrect) assumption that mages learn little tricks before moving on to related bigger ones.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:43 No.7450971
    wait so we become cooking mama
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:44 No.7450979
    Also, how many people know of our Telekinesis skills?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:45 No.7450990
    are we any specialized class like the others or jack of all trades
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:45 No.7450991
    Guys, let's not pull anything else at dinner. We need to take things slowly, lest we burn out our energy reserves.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:45 No.7450993
    Ask him for some bread / meat in return. Thank him if he gives you this bread/meat.

    Well, fire isn't a purely destructive force. We might as well practice with it and gain friends.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:46 No.7450996
    It would be related to healing if at all possible. You'd have to look for some notes on the subject.
    In theory it is possible, but it depends on how cautious you are about casting and if anyone is specifically watching you.
    Most will suspect foul play, but that is par for the course here.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:46 No.7451006
    how much energy do we still have from the elemental was it permanent or temporary. If the latter how long do we have
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:46 No.7451007
    I am interested in hearing more about this cabal, as well as any other cabals which have formed amongst the student body. As we are attempting to form our own group, it will be important to have a decent briefing on the political landscape.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:47 No.7451012
    Hopefully we can get some sandwich materials from the Transmuter, as repayment for the sandwich we gave him.
    We must eat heartily! Heartily indeed. : )
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:48 No.7451030
    Whoever attacked you with the snake would know. Some of the students know about it, including your two acquaintances and two of the members of the martial cabal.
    You are a jack of all trades at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:48 No.7451041
    as for healing could we learn to do to much healing as in hurting opponent growing back to much flesh as to permanently deform of cripple person
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:48 No.7451042
    Right, don't do that then.

    Continue to eat heartily, maybe get some contact details of Transmuter so we can chat to him/her later.

    Ignore the Cabal for now. I get the feeling they're nothing but trouble.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:48 No.7451045
    I foresee us and this transmuter becoming fast friends, creating ever more wonderful culinary works as the rest of the student body watches in awe. All shall bow before the majesty of our delicious creations!
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:49 No.7451055
    Make friends with the cabal, mental note to be friendly to the transmuter whenever you have a chance.

    Hey, OP, what's going on now?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:49 No.7451059
    >You are a jack of all trades at the moment.
    Shall we become ... a COOKING MAGE?
    We already know telekinesis for mixing ingredients, and firebolt for heating them.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:50 No.7451070
    how many we witness to our little food show. as i see it we need to learn infection spells. to poison food drinks
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:50 No.7451072
    And a minor healing spell in case we scald ourselves accidentally.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:50 No.7451076
    Fuck it, we're specialising in Chef Mage. We will create the best foods ever.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:52 No.7451087
    The rush you got from the elemental is dying down, but the overall increase in power is permenant.
    There are the two main cabals. MARTIAL and SUMMONING. Both consist of twelve members. Three have joined into their own group, focusing on combined techniques. The remaining nine are independent.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:52 No.7451089
    This thread is awesome.

    Would be even better if it was faster.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:52 No.7451090


    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:53 No.7451097
    the transmuter changes the food that we create into minions. No body expects the food in your mouth to kill you
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:53 No.7451103
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    You know what we need to learn?
    Summon Familiar: Rat
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:53 No.7451105
    Ask the Transmuter for cooking tips.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:54 No.7451111
    how long till we goo see lian
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:54 No.7451112
    Dinner is winding down.

    Minor Telekinesis (10lb-ish of force)
    Fire Bolt (Minor Fire Spell)
    [Unperfected] Elemental Unbinding (Ability to pull elemental spirits into their component parts)
    Minor Healing (Specializing in burns)
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:55 No.7451120
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    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:55 No.7451121
    proceed to library to learn minor snicking spell
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:55 No.7451124
    About an hour before nightfall. It should be enough time to try one more thing.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:55 No.7451126
    I think we should be aiming to form our own unofficial group, specializing in the manly arts of LARCENY and COOKING. With those two specializations I don't see how things could possibly go wrong.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:56 No.7451145
    Note to anons: we know what main cabals use to fight. Therfore, we know what types of magic and martial techniques we must undo to defeat them. Let's work on it.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:57 No.7451152
    go to library we need to perfect how to unsommon shit
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:58 No.7451154
    How long until we've agreed to meet the Teleportation Mage?
    Perhaps we can read up on summoning food or summoning water.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:58 No.7451162
    Frustrating though it is to divert ourselves from our true calling, this is probably the right idea. Having a capability we can't rely on is not a good thing.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:58 No.7451166

    You decide to suggest the idea of specializing in food based magic to the Transmuter.

    "I don't know, that sounds kind of weird. I'd be happy to join some kind of group but, lets be honest, unless we got some way to defend ourselves, we'll be slaughtered by the other apprentices. Come back to me when you’ve got something?”
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:59 No.7451171

    perfect that elemental destruction spell in the mean time, assuming there's no danger involved
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:59 No.7451173
    no we need to find a way to counter teleportation if its a trap
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:59 No.7451174
    Why not just cooking?
    I mean, some people deal with Demons or Fighting, and they die in the line of duty. EVERYONE wants to kill an awesome necromancer or an awesome fighter. But who wants to kill a fuckwin cook? Nobody!
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)02:59 No.7451183
    You imagine that is where many of the dropouts come from.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)02:59 No.7451184
    tell him you've got

    bitches on your side
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:00 No.7451190
    We shall defend ourselves by the virtue of having cooking so good people will give their Soul to eat it.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:00 No.7451191
    (Be back in five)
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:00 No.7451197
    humans can be cooked right right........?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:01 No.7451198
    If we can separate golems into their material components, whats to stop us from doing that to the other students?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:01 No.7451203
    Oh, snap!
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:01 No.7451207
    Cooking is our personal specialization, but we can't expect everyone who joins us to make it their sole objective as well. We've got to diversify in order to attract and maintain members.

    Besides, LARCENY is an excellent thing to be good at.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:02 No.7451220
    humans not made of pure mana/magic

    Do all the elemental that we unsommon give use a power up. If so we need to learn to summon them so we can farm power levels
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:02 No.7451221
    Students aren't made of magic, and it takes more than 10lb of force to rip chunks off people.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:03 No.7451229
    We need to read up on some English spells.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:03 No.7451238
    op lets learn to perfect the unsommon
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:03 No.7451239
    I think we had a little too much beer.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:05 No.7451254
    this is going to slow we need a consensus.

    unsommon spell my vote
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:05 No.7451260
    Elementals are fire spirits with a weave of magic around them. If you can pull apart humans, it would require quite a bit of study.

    On the subject, you think you can drum up the basics of a technqiue or perfect the Elemental Unbinding spell while you wait for LIAN.

    What do /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:06 No.7451266
    Not talking about mana and such. Surely we can pull a magneto and rip the fucking iron out of some poor sap with enough practice, right?
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:07 No.7451276
    Ripping pieces off of them is in your range right now. Pulling a certain element out of their body would be a master level ability.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:07 No.7451278
    Suggest ignoring anyone who can't spell "Summon", sir!
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:07 No.7451279

    If we are going to be into LARCENY we should take our short break NOT to perfect unsommon, but to learn something akin to knock.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:07 No.7451280
    get a basic theory working at least we need to have a an ace card to surprise at least one cabal.

    also bring knife that we can hide to our meeting with lian
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:07 No.7451284
    Do we have a familiar yet? Those are mandatory, you're not considered a real wizard until you get a familiar that you promptly forget exists 5 minutes after obtaining it.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:07 No.7451287
    Perfect elemental unbinding. It's too valuable against a full third of the student body not to finish learning.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:08 No.7451295
    What about pulling Heat (fire) out of their bodies? That probably won't work, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:08 No.7451299
    Eh, Jack of All Trades sounds good, the less people know about our abilities, the better.

    What are our options? If any of them seem helpful on our sneak journey tonight, we should try to learn it - otherwise, let's improve it. I mean, come on, guys, two rolls are better than one, and that goes for options too.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:08 No.7451300
    here here
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:09 No.7451309
    agree its the one thing that we have going for us lets use it
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:10 No.7451323
    perfect unbinding and then go to our room and listen to 99 red balloons while we wait for LIAN time
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:10 No.7451324
    That could be pretty cool - we could probably work that with our advanced learnings of Unsummoning that we're working on right now. I imagine it would create some sort of energy boost for ourselves while making others feel a little drained? If done on a large enough scale, and at a time like a mealtime, it could be quite useful.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:10 No.7451325
    You eventually decide to perfect the anti-elemental spell.

    With some study of the differences between fire elementals and the earth elementals from your notes, you feel confident that you could easily pull apart and consume the energy from anything less then an elemental conjured by a master specializing in conjuration.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:10 No.7451327
    Casting my vote with these gentlemen.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:11 No.7451333
    Speaking of the student body, what are MARTIAL cabal students capable of? Fist of the north star shit, etc...?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:11 No.7451334
    op are we fully healed cant remember if we were. Also do we know if any of the others have phobias
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:11 No.7451335
    elementals aint got shit on us

    now lets go meet our bitch~
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:11 No.7451338
    Do we even have a name yet?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:11 No.7451343
    Brilliant. Make sure our knife is hidden on us somewhere and head to our meeting with LIAN.

    What is the penalty for being caught doing what we're about to attempt?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:11 No.7451344



    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:12 No.7451347
    You feel the weight of the dinner knife in the fold of your robes as you go to meet LIAN. You can see her in the gardens. She is impatiently waiting. She has not noticed you yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:13 No.7451358
    Someone suggested Magnum,
    but I'd prefer a name like Flannery.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:13 No.7451361
    also bring plate of delicious sandwiches to keep up apperences
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:13 No.7451365
    There are lethal traps and wards set up, but if you manage to survive, there is no penalty. The academy is very lax in its security. Even in the VAULTS there is nothing that is dooming to the entire academy.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:14 No.7451366
    Greet Lian.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:14 No.7451372
    Move up to her in a reasonably stealthy fashion and offer a greeting.

    Too late, we're already at the meeting.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:14 No.7451375
    make sure no one is around or spying on us before
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:15 No.7451379
    Rather than something like Knock, I'm thinking a phasing-through-Stone/wood spell would be more useful. Not only for larceny, but also in the midst of combat, where you could just duck down into the earth.

    Later, anyway, since we're perfecting the summon thing.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:16 No.7451385
    noooooooooooooooooooooo my sandwiches they were so pretty
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:16 No.7451391
    Something similar, depends on the individual.
    You greet LIAN, sandwiches in hand.
    She looks at you quizzically
    "Why do you have a plate full of meat-bread? We are sneaking into the library, not having a picnic."
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:16 No.7451393
    so what her plan
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:17 No.7451400
    "Let's have a picnic while we go, just you and me ;)

    We'll be able to do magic better with more energy and food in our stomachs, eh? "
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:18 No.7451407
    She tells you that she has perfected a means to teleport past the wards they have set up. She will need you to keep an eye out for the summoned guardian that guards the journeyman library at night.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:18 No.7451414
    Well, so we can eat, of course! Food's good in ANY plan!

    Ask her how she plans to sneak into the library.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:19 No.7451416
    thx op you made my day

    say that you can use sandwiches as incendiary grenades

    can we. we would truly be the iron chef
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:20 No.7451426
    flatter LIAN

    teach her the marvels of sandwiches

    stare into each others eyes for hours

    sit together on the roof

    the two of us get caught off guard and pushed off, confessing our undying love for each other as we tumble to our bitter end

    she teleports away
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:20 No.7451427
    Can do. What do we know about this guardian?

    Don't lie about what we can do to our accomplice. We don't know a Sandwich Grenade spell.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:20 No.7451428
    Possible spell for future use:
    Since we seem to have a knack for cooking, can we add the proper materials for an elemental into our food and have that sucker form from within an unsuspecting victim?
    You are what you eat, no?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:20 No.7451434
    Fuck keeping an eye out - UNSUMMON that shit


    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:21 No.7451440
    are the guardians elemental or just animals. if there elemental i suggest not using the unsommon spell and deal with then with fireball. keep that shit or little secret
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:22 No.7451452
    i dunno about the rest of your but this guy's spelling has me rofling
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:22 No.7451456
    "Let's save the food for a recharge afterwards. Right now, we should focus on getting the notes we need. All I know about the guardian is that the damn thing is big and has some kind of blades or claws"
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:22 No.7451458
    sandwich grenade was more of a future spell idea
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:24 No.7451463
    They can be both, as well as other spiritual beings and completely made up beings. The last ones are more advanced and require more power.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:24 No.7451466
    English is not my native language
    is the guardian a living being, magic or a metal creation
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:24 No.7451468
    All right, that's not much to go on but we'll keep an eye out. Let's move.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:26 No.7451482
    Now we know how to disasemble an elemental, do we have any idea how to make one?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:26 No.7451493
    Note to self: when encountering BIG DAMN GUARDIAN, DISARM it first.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:27 No.7451500
    A summoned being.
    LIAN grabs you by the shoulder and you feel your guts wrenched sideways and you go momentarily blind. When you recover, you see that you are in a library very similar to the one you were studying in earlier but the walls are covered in glowing glyphs.
    LIAN immediately heads for the stacks.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:27 No.7451502
    ask for the basics teleportation spell in case we need to escape
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:28 No.7451509
    Woll, wo con't onsommon thot, now con wo?
    Bottor jost go woth tho orogonol plon.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:29 No.7451519
    Goddomot fronk, I wos soving thot bocon.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:30 No.7451537
    Listen carefully. If something's moving around and the place is abandoned, we should be able to hear it... hopefully, anyway.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:30 No.7451538
    Stab that bitch in the eye.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:30 No.7451540
    look at what stack she is going for that will tell us what she is up too. Try to locate a stack that would interest us I'm guessing elemental or fire spells for now. be on the lookout for the guardian
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:31 No.7451546
    Also, I've got to know, would it be possible to combine our fire spell with a teleportation spell? Because I can easily see that helping with the chef theme. We start off completely unassuming, handing out perfectly ordinary sandwiches to our enemy. Suddenly, while our opponent is busy taking a bite out of one, we give him a bad case of.... Heart Burn.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:32 No.7451553
    no we have to wait till she gets us out first
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:33 No.7451561
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:33 No.7451566
    we need a drawfag now
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:33 No.7451573
    She has gone into a group of books concerning concealment.

    You follow the glyphs designating the contents of the stack until you find one on fire spells. You find a book detailing the ecology of fire elementals and a series of notes on compression of fire spells. It seems like it could be used to create a fireball.
    You hear a slow shuffling step approaching from deeper in the stacks.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:34 No.7451583
    Focus on looking or listening for the guardian; protect Lian's back.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:35 No.7451592
    Can we create a firebolt and hold it in front of us, to use as a lightsource?
    If so, do that.
    Else, just tell Lian to teleport the fuck out of here.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:36 No.7451600
    Take series of notes, meet up with Lian, tell her we hear shit, and be ready to 'port out.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:36 No.7451605
    I think detection/spying spell would be quite useful [detect magic, magic alarm, something to spy on other students].

    And something to copy books fast...
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:36 No.7451609
    Yes, you think it would be possible.
    You stash the notes in your robes and head back to LIAN. She has pulled most of the stack down and is qucikly skimming through it to find what she wants to take. The foot steps have increased in speed.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:37 No.7451616
    tell her to teleport the all the books she can out so we can go
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:38 No.7451624
    out now
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:38 No.7451627
    Curious, you conjure a bolt of fire, holding it in place with your TK. You can see a bulky quadrapedal shape. Six to eight feet across and covered in hair. It breaks into a run twoards you.

    You grab LIAN and tell her to teleport you away.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:38 No.7451632
    Tell her we've got incoming.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:39 No.7451640
    Do we have a light source?
    If yes, GTFO as soon as we see anyone else in here.
    If no, just GTFO now.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:39 No.7451645
    tell her we got company see if she gets star wars reference
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:39 No.7451646



    Remember the name of any important books, and hide the notes in our sandwiches.

    >Take series of notes, meet up with Lian, don't tell her about the monster because she'll leave our ass behind, and be ready to 'port out.

    Fixed that for you. Also, we should try to find something to do with teleporting so we'll have a bargaining chip. Obviously we shouldn't spend much time on it, but if it's nearby...
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:40 No.7451656
    rolled 8 = 8

    Oh sweet jesus rolling high on a d20 for evocations to GTFO
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:40 No.7451657
    Make sure that we're between the creature and LIAN; she's our ticket out of here. It won't hurt to look like we're concerned for her health, either.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:40 No.7451658
    Get out, now.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:42 No.7451671
    can we port guardian into the head of the cabal room
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:42 No.7451675
    She gathers up six books and a large stack of notes and grabs your shoulder with her free hand. You feel the familiar sensation of teleportation and find yourselves in the WEST GARDENS once again.
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    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:43 No.7451691
    The beast is hairy -> we can burn it. With the rest of the library.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:43 No.7451694
    "Well, that could have been a lot worse. What'd you grab?"
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:43 No.7451695
    I think that's a good place to stop for tonight. Aside from being faster (I'm working on it, don't worry.) Any suggestions?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:44 No.7451706
    Make sure no one saw you.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:44 No.7451711
    Be stunned, full of adrenaline, and relieved.
    Ask her what we've managed to loot.
    Eat sandwiches.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:45 No.7451712
    yeahhh let's attack the golem!
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:45 No.7451714
    what now do we split up or does she share the info she got with us also can we see the titles of the books.

    try to grab an info slip could be useful and she could have drooped some
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:46 No.7451730

    Ah, come on. Let us at least say goodbye to Liam, and check our notes and sandwiches to see if they're in good order.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:46 No.7451734
    I think we should tell Lian we've had feelings for her for a while, and that's why we've been distant. If she's not a good person, that would make her think she can manipulate us, and then, when we're in a good position, we could stab her in the back. If she's a good person, telling her we have feelings for her would make her more likely to trust us in the future.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:47 No.7451740
    no play it cool and ask if she wants a sandwich
    could we attend a spell class get to interact with teachers/ class assignment
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:47 No.7451750
    Or she might just friendzone us and start to trust us less.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:48 No.7451758
    could be fun for some mental games
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:48 No.7451759
    Less railroads more cooking.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:48 No.7451762
    No, if she friendzones us, she'll still think we'd be trustworthy.
    >> Magequest 01/06/10(Wed)03:50 No.7451776
    Fair enough.

    You eat the sandwiches while comparing notes. She obtained books on invisibility and incorporeity. She seems to have a hand up on you in the larceny department. She tells you that the two of you can get together and work on some stuff tomorrow if you'd like. Before she leaves she says "You know, if we stay neutral and independent like we are, we'll be crushed. You're pretty good at what you do, maybe we can work together a bit more?"
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:52 No.7451802
    uhm... what is it she thinks we do? Besides running in and grabbing her and making her port us to safety?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:52 No.7451810
    what the hell do we do all she has seen us do is cook some sandwiches
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:54 No.7451832
    Absolutely. Also, how does EARL sound for a mage of fire and sammiches?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:55 No.7451840
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:57 No.7451858

    You don't ask things like that on a first date.

    Seriously though, it's obvious that she was asking so she would have more information on summons, such as the one we nearly got her killed by in the library. That, or she wants to join a group soon, as she's hinting at in the latest post.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:57 No.7451863
    If we were able to dismantle an elemental and devour it, can we do the same to spells? Sure, being a sandwich mage is funny and clever and all, but if we're a mage that specializes in countering any spell used against us and adding the power used to make it to our own power, nothing would be able to stop us.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:57 No.7451864
    she was?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:58 No.7451872
    Incorporeity would be good against Martial guys. Is it possible to cast spells while being incorporeal (how do u spell it, damn!)? I think we should ally with her. And it's time to learn to kick some ass, 'cause we already know how to DEFEND from two cabals, but we can't really harm them. And yes, that would mean FIREBALLS ]:->
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:58 No.7451874

    We can find out more about her by her reaction.

    This is important.

    She wouldnt want to join the summoner cabal because they already have 12 members, and as such, are full.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:59 No.7451887
    who says they're full?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)03:59 No.7451889
    lets join the fist group make our own 12
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:01 No.7451910

    The school only accepts 12 apprentices. It creates interpersonal conflict in a group if there are more than 12. They want to be the highlander, and stomp everyone else out, but can't do that if they want to start infighting.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:02 No.7451920
    op what time tomorrow
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:03 No.7451939
    Clearly, forming our own Cabal would be fun. I think that focusing on countering enemy magic forces us to always know what they are up to, so we need detection/scrying spells. Or learn something that will give us initiative.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:06 No.7451960
    If we form sub12 cabal we'd be able to negotiate with other cabals... once they lose some members. We just need give them a little encouragement to fight between themselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:08 No.7451985
    Not if we can pull a spell apart, turning it into pure mana, as soon as it's been cast. If we train ourselves right, we could react instantly to any spell that comes our way and pick it apart and devour it.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:09 No.7451989
    Snailquest is more like it op. Stop jerking it and actually participate ffs. We are like 20 turns into the quest and it's been hours. Goddamn.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:10 No.7451997

    Summoning nonmagic creatures and martial might both are immune, although I like the idea.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:11 No.7452009
    Dunno if we're good enough to eat bolts of lighting as soon as they appear...
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:12 No.7452017
    GOOD IDEA, Magic Escargot.
    Cooking mage will enchant the fuck out of your taste buds.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:15 No.7452045
    if we pull the summoning spell apart it would either prevent the thing from being summoned, or return it to wherever it was summoned from. As for the martial cabal, with all of their spells countered and cancelled, all they have is their fists, while we still have other spells at our disposal.

    We could GET that good, though.
    >> Anonymuos 01/06/10(Wed)04:17 No.7452067
    You mean like contingency?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:17 No.7452068
    It has been 25 minutes since op's last post. /thread
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:21 No.7452108
    If it's possible to eat all spells in same manner, it could be a good plan. But, we are turning into fire mage. We can learn incorporeity and use it with with MAELSTORM OF FIRE!(tm) burning anything aroud us. But we must prepare to fight someone fire immune. Like other students who know we use fire...
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:25 No.7452152
    Why can't we be a fire mage that can dispell and eat anything thrown at us? Perfect Defense coupled with FLAMEY BURNY DEATH offense?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:28 No.7452181
    I didn't say these tactics are mutually exclusive ^^
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:31 No.7452210
    Anyway, the more magic we absorb, the more we can BURN others, right?
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:32 No.7452225
    Well then, how would you like to go and make magic eating fire babies?
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    320 posts. Nice.
    >> Anonymous 01/06/10(Wed)04:52 No.7452479
    go to bed OP

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