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    30 KB Vampire Bride Quest Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:11 No.7572858  
    Previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7541705/

    A few months ago, you were the girlfriend of a hero, frustrated with his inattention to you and constant focus on fighting evil and determined to do something about it.

    A few weeks ago, you were an aspiring sorceress, learning magic in the hopes of becoming a villain and forcing your love to finally focus on you fully.

    A few days ago, you were a terrified and abused vampire bride, watching in horror as you were frequently tortured by the older vampire Adrienne and committing one dire sin after another in your injuries and desperate hunger.

    And now, after attacking and killing Adrienne you have been moved by your master to the city of Itonia, where you have amicably met his other scions and begun killing lowlifes for blood.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:11 No.7572865
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:11 No.7572871
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:12 No.7572874
    Your remaining injuries from killing Adrienne are significant; much of the flesh and muscle on your left side is gone, and your form is spattered with holy water burns which give you the look of a pox victim even when your more severe injuries are concealed. Fortunately, your vampiric strength and speed is returning relatively quickly as you feast on human blood. It seems likely that you will be able to move at full capability long before you have healed enough to look normal- or as normal as a vampire typically does.

    Four servitors, summoned and bound to your will, are currently available to do whatever you ask of them- an assassin imp, fast, stealthy, and brutal; a scholar sprite, equally adept in the library or the wilderness; a mimir, a skull imbued with equally vast amounts of knowledge and self-absorbtion; and an air spirit, virtually undetectable eyes and hands.

    Sarai, an older vampire who described herself as an assassin and mercenary, is allowing you to use some of her supplies and stay in her concealed crypt in the merchant's district for the first few days you are in the city.

    Bryden, a much older vampire who has apparently attempted repeated rebellion against your lord, has secured himself a position as a noble in the city and provided you with information about a silver shipment tomorrow night.


    You awaken. The murmuring babble of voices is audible even through the thick stone walls; Itonia's merchants have hardly slowed their business this soon after sunset. What will you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:13 No.7572891
    about fucking time!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:15 No.7572912

    Your name.
    It's missing.
    I'm scared.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:15 No.7572916
    dont we have some silver to steal? I need to pay the rent on my new house.

    get priorities right.. a house.. steady supply of blood.. materials for a new circle...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:17 No.7572947
    OP isn't Undead Monstrosity. I expect this to be vampire lesbian BDSM quest...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:18 No.7572956

    we know it's the real GM judging by the writing style and the OP picture. the trolls usually get their lulz and leave in an hour.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:18 No.7572962

    would this be wrong in any way, shape or form?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:18 No.7572963
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    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)13:19 No.7572968
    I almost waited until tomorrow.

    >>7572912 >>7572947
    Bloody hell. Thought I had that; I think it vanished when I refreshed something. This is in fact actually me.

    You do currently plan to intercept the silver shipment and either steal from it or perhaps take the entire thing for yourself, but that is not until tomorrow night. You have tonight still to deal with.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:19 No.7572971

    The picture has no weight as evidence.
    The writing style... is similar.
    >> LDT-A 01/13/10(Wed)13:20 No.7572978
    Where are we right now?

    I guess the priority for today is to sort out a lair. We have three outlets for this:
    Legal purchase
    Kill everyone inside an existing building and hope noone finds out
    Construct one ourselves in some lesser visited part of the city IE sewers.

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:20 No.7572980
    Well enjoy your internet game, cos I am being late for IRL game.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:20 No.7572981

    are you saying undead monstrosity and the vampire lesbian bdsm quest guy... IS THE SAME?!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:21 No.7572997

    dude, vampire quest threads last six hours or more. we'll be here when you get back .:P
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:23 No.7573031

    Become transhumanist. Worked for tzimisce. Reading "philosophy" book written by some random insane ex soldier who died alone in asylum because of syphilis he got trough gay sex should be fine begining.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:23 No.7573033
    I do nothing. I don't like vampires. I would grow fucking balls and wait to the sunset to turn me into fucking cinder. That's the end of my story. I an heroed.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:25 No.7573048
    go hunting with sarai
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:25 No.7573062
    we have at least 6 more days to stay with Sarai

    We have a silver shipment to pilfer tomorrow night.

    We should be fine, the silver will provide funds for a place in the slums, where we can live/feed without disturbing too much.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:27 No.7573082
    we send the air spirit to our boyfriend to rescue us
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)13:28 No.7573089
    Of course the writing style is similar; it's largely copy/pasted from the last OP. At some point I might have to pick up a tripcode, but it doesn't seem overly important.

    You are currently in one of the coffins in Sarai's hidden crypt. Looking around, she is just awakening as well, and appears to be looking through some papers in one of the other coffins. It seems that she uses most of them for storage purposes.

    You think for a moment upon the ways in which you could get your own lair. Purchasing one would probably require having someone else do so on your behalf; not only do you have no money, but you look fairly hideous if seen in detail up close. It is only the poor lighting and poor taste of the men yesterday that allowed you to trick them into getting killed.

    Finding someplace abandoned or out of the way is an attractive prospect, since it would allow you to avoid killing people and possibly even go to and from the place unseen, but you aren't sure what would work. You don't even know how passable the sewers in this city are, or if they're infested with monsters or thieves.

    You really don't like being a vampire, but you are determined to live through it. Or... unlive though it, you guess. At least long enough to see your boyfriend again, even though he might reject you for your crimes.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:29 No.7573113
    head to the slums, repeat the vulnerable girl routine.
    Bring the imp along to chew on the necks/keep a look out for us while we feed.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:30 No.7573116
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:30 No.7573127
    Hmmmm, do we have access to any of our books on sorcery?
    And did we, last thread, progress in our elemental-creation magics?

    Animating a cavernous earth elemental may be a particularly fun lair.

    Also, are we aware of any summoning magics that can be performed without a circle? Or perhaps a circle tattooed on the body somewhere. (Ask the Mimir.)
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:31 No.7573131
    fuck the boyfriend. what has he ever done for us?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:31 No.7573133
    Well, first we should ask Sarai and Bryden for a bit more detail on what parts of the city they consider "theirs" for hunting and influence purposes. That way we can avoid screwing them as we find our own niche.

    And we should continue our efforts to find any method of increasing our willpower possible. If there's a local equivalent of a Buddhist temple or something, one that's True Neutral and won't immediately fuck us over for being what we are, see if we can go there and request to learn meditative techniques and self-control.

    Other priority is going to be getting some more books of magical theory. We need to know how to use our powers.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)13:31 No.7573139
    You get out of your coffin and move over to the other vampiress. "Sarai, could I go... hunting with you?" You feel a twinge of guilt at thinking of murdering other people as hunting, but it seems the obvious way to put it.

    She shakes her head and laughs. "Sorry, darling, but I've got a job to do, contacts to maintain. I don't normally mess around with finding people to kill. I'll be here for the next hour or so putting my face on, then I'm off for the night."

    Well, that kills that option. What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:32 No.7573147

    any holy building would burn us
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:32 No.7573157
    This. Studying is always fun, if we can.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:33 No.7573166
    check bryden's map for a library. Make a note of it.

    Head out into the night, stop by the slums for a meal first, then head to the library and instruct your imp to check things out inside so we have an idea of what's in there.
    >> PaperJack 01/13/10(Wed)13:34 No.7573189
    I don't think we can find magical books into a normal library. We should find a wizard's home, kill him and take his books.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:35 No.7573195

    "put your face on? how do you do that?"

    anything that makes us look like delicious winry is a good thing
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:36 No.7573204
    At the very least, evil-aligned stuff shouldn't care.

    And True Neutral Buddhist style places might not burn us either.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:36 No.7573212
    > We should find a wizard's home, kill him and take his books

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:37 No.7573226
    I don't think we want to keep piling more cold-blooded murders onto our already hefty list.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:37 No.7573227
    I think we had damn well better avoid fucking with a mage until we are fully healed at least.

    Fireballs are not our friend.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:38 No.7573240
    We need to prepare for tomorrow - we should probably go out hunting today again to get into better shape. We should also consider pilfering the bodies for stuff that might be useful. Oh, and maybe have one of our summons stand guard so that we may avoid tragic accidents like that whore the other day.

    We might also want to scout the area where the silver will arrive tomorrow, and come up with a plan on how to acquire and transport it without causing much of a commotion.

    Long-term, I think a better knowledge of the sewer layout may also prove useful. We could use it to get away in a pinch.

    Also, we need a better way to rid ourselves of the bodies we might leave behind as we feed, wether we like it or not. I'd propose the use of gelatinous cubes. Is there a way to make them portable, or could we have them follow us in the sewers?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:39 No.7573246

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:39 No.7573251
    Transmutation would be very useful. If we can turn the silver we steal into other things (like gold, platinum, aluminum, etc.), we can sell whatever portion we aren't using for magical components without anyone getting too suspicious as to where we got the marked bars of silver from.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:40 No.7573257
    I like where you're going with scouting a place to ambush the silver shipment. Good call.

    Gelatinous cubes would require a summoning circle, and Sarai has explicitly stated that we are not to start doing magic in her bedroom.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:41 No.7573273

    I hope not; it would be a lot more interesting if we do have some ability to control our own alignment.

    ...I just had a brilliant idea.

    We start a garbage disposal service in the city. By using gelatinous cubes. They eat raw garbage and sewage, and then process that back into useful raw materials or compost.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:41 No.7573278

    This! We should be as prepared as possible for silver-raiding.
    >> LDT-A 01/13/10(Wed)13:42 No.7573279
    Maybe we could have a summing circle attached to a wooden tile or something for easy carrying? For when all we need is a new gelatinous cube.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:43 No.7573300
    Actually, we could try to craft a specialized summoning circle that only produces gelatinous cubes. Then we have that circle cast into a silver amulet or necklace, which we wear.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)13:43 No.7573301
    The entire library was Rhiannon's, and she refused to let you take any of it out of the castle, unfortunately. While you think you know the basic theories behind elemental animation you will need access to other information on it before being able to complete your spell.

    You know that almost all summoning magic can be performed without a circle, but the circle is needed in order to bind the creatures that you summon to obey you. If you just want to make a deal with them or let them loose, no circle is needed at all.

    The thought that you might be able to make a tattoo work occurs to you, though, and you pull your mimir out of the coffin you'd stashed it in.

    "About time! The indignity of being shoved into such a wretched box was beginning to grate on-"

    "Quiet. Is it possible to use a tattoo as a summoning circle, if done correctly?"

    Its eye sockets lack the ability to focus on anything, but you find yourself imagining that they are looking upon you skeptically. "Yes, certainly... the basic magical principles of a summoning circle are transparent to the medium upon which it is inscribed. But as a practical matter, only the smallest beings could be summoned unless we are discussing tattooing an ogre or giant, and any creature summoned and hostile would be free to attempt to burrow into the skin underneath it to express its displeasure towards the hapless fool who had attempted such an idiotic thing."

    That answers that question.

    You consider learning meditation or something of the sort to increase your willpower, but are not sure where you could learn it. Every god you have ever heard of condemns the undead, and most meditation and focusing techniques are the domain of various sacred types who would as soon smite you as look at you.
    >> PaperJack 01/13/10(Wed)13:45 No.7573335
    Ever heard of "murdering in the sleep" or "traps" ?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:45 No.7573349
    Then find some monks, or people who do the local equivalent of tai chi, or whatever.

    For that matter, look at arcane stuff too. Arcane casters have to have developed some non-divine concentration techniques; they'd be all but useless in combat or other stressful situations without them.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:46 No.7573354

    >A wizard.

    I don't really believe you know how this works.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:46 No.7573355
    Couldn't connect to 4chan after posting in the last thread, for some reason. Did you ever answer me and described/named the hero?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:47 No.7573362
    sex with sarai. it's been a while since we had nice hard cock. a girl's got NEEDS!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:49 No.7573388
    We're about to have more silver than we know what to do with. So, although this may be a shocking concept, why not just pay the wizard in exchange for borrowing his general-purpose books? I mean, obviously he wouldn't let us at his personal notes, or any of his more advanced material, but we don't need those things right now.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:49 No.7573392

    trying to research vampires in a normal library was what got us into this mess in the first place!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:50 No.7573410
    If I remember correctly, we can just cook the cubes up in a pot. Alas, I was thinking of them more as a long-term solution for waste disposal, something we should keep in mind for later.
    For the time being, slitting throats, stabbing, and removing valuable possessions should be enough to mask the true nature of our deeds - I don't think the law enforcement will concern itself much with the bodies of some low-lives unless strange rumors about a shadow in the dark spring up. We should also definitely vary our hunting grounds to avoid patterns...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:51 No.7573415

    hi, we're an abomination on god's green earth and we're trying to accumulate MORE POWER can i like buy your stuff?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:53 No.7573440

    we lack one ingredient. ask the mimir how to cook up gelatinous cubes.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:55 No.7573459
    Faggots trying to turn it into 'Generic World Domination as Evil Overlord(with fanservice!) Quest #26426'
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)13:56 No.7573470
    >>7573166 >>7573189
    >>7573212 >>7573226
    Hoping to find a location where you might be able to learn more arcane lore, you pull out Bryden's map. Only one library is listed, attached to the city's royal university, but you know that many wealthy collectors and most mages will likely have extensive book collections. Unfortunately, those are not shown on the map.

    Deciding to think on the matter, you turn back to Sarai, who is carefully applying flesh-colored paints to her pale face. "Put your face on, you said? How do you do that?" You hope that it's clear from context that you are wondering how she manages without a mirror.

    She responds without looking at you, presumably absorbed in her work. "Practice, practice, practice. I've done this every day for the last forty years and some, since I decided that it would be a good idea. Originally, I had friends- live ones, obviously- help out, but they're long gone now."

    You watch her work for a long moment in silence. Her movements are sure and swift, but you realize after a moment that she goes over the same places repeatedly, presumably in case she missed a spot and wouldn't be able to tell. You suspect that she would never pass for a woman not wearing makeup, even if she does manage to look more alive than any other vampire you've seen.

    Gelatinous cubes are not summoned, but rather crafted from various ingredients. Likewise, elementals are not summoned, but rather animated from existing elements.

    >>7573240 >>7573257
    You decide that you should probably scout out the route which the silver shipment is going to take into the city tomorrow, so that you can find a good place to attack it, and realize with a start that you have no idea which road it will be on. You know that it's coming from Sevdia, but you've never heard of the place; where is it in relation to here? You'll need to figure this out somehow before tomorrow.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:56 No.7573478
    Not buy, borrow.

    And obviously we try to make sure the wizard doesn't have any particular moral qualms, at least ones that can't be overcome with enough money.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:56 No.7573480
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:56 No.7573482
    > Faggots trying to turn it into 'Generic World Domination as Evil Overlord(with fanservice!) Quest #26426'

    there's a higher purpose here. we're after power for very noble purpose :(
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:58 No.7573497

    Map. Examine roads between the merchant district and the compass direction Sevdia is toward.

    Perhaps ask Sarai which route such shipments take.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:59 No.7573505

    I was running the alternate universe quest with the lesbian BDSM yesterday and you were nowhere around.

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)13:59 No.7573512

    >Lending things.

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:00 No.7573518
    Head for the royal university. The library there should have city maps, and we can check for anything else useful while we're there.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:02 No.7573535
    We're RENTING the books. I mean, obviously no wizard is going to give them out for free, but one might be willing to let us borrow a book for a little while if we paid them for the privilege.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:02 No.7573548

    renting potentially calamitous knowledge to a monster...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:03 No.7573556
    Dunno what to tell ya, must have missed it because I was trollan around /tg/ for a good part of the day.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:03 No.7573560
    check the map of town for roads leading to where the silver is coming from.

    Station your minions on each of the roads and pick one to watch ourselves. Have the minions warn us if they spot something.
    you know, tomorrow.

    for tonight, maybe head into the merchant district and try to observe a trade caravan coming into town and note which road it used.

    Also slums for food
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:04 No.7573574
    They automatically know we're a vampire, how?

    And again, we find a wizard who doesn't care as long as we pay him.

    And we're asking for BASIC books. I mean, we're talking Magic 101 here, not Elminster's Tome of Munchkinization.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:06 No.7573603
    Yeah, the scholars sure won't notice something is wrong with us. We need some sort of disguise, I think. Although I doubt she'll be helpful, let's ask Sarai if she maybe has something to at least conceal our undead eyes, or a mask of some sort, that we may borrow/loan from her.
    And then we can head towards the library, and hope that it isn't closed at night, or that it at least isn't guarded heavily.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:07 No.7573605

    It has nothing to do with who we are or our undead nature.

    >A wizard.
    >Lending magical books.
    >To another person.

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:08 No.7573619
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:09 No.7573622

    > They automatically know we're a vampire, how?

    maybe that bit of gut and lung through your burnt ribcage, burn marks on your face , glassy eyes and FANGS?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:10 No.7573629
    look, the fact is no wizard is going to help us unless we make a sweet enough deal.

    I could see trying to find a mage and asking to be his apprentice, but that's a long term lifestyle choice that doesn't line up with our goal.

    No mage is just going to let anyone "borrow" his books. Vampire or not. It just wont happen.

    We need to focus on food and shelter right now and getting that silver shipment.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:10 No.7573631
    why bother with library when we have mimir
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:12 No.7573650
    Excellent point.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:13 No.7573664

    The Mimir is not strongly bound, and so is not extremely reliable.
    Also, he does not have pictures--something which becomes increasingly important if we need to inscribe exacting detail on a geometric figure.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:15 No.7573686

    Rhiannon gave us a new circle diagram. which is why we want that silver, to pay rent AND make a better circle.

    bit by bit we will become more powerful.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:16 No.7573702
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)14:21 No.7573759
    >>7573497 >>7573560 >>7573518
    You look at your map of town, hoping that it will show some indication, but all it reveals is that there are three main gates- north, east, and south. The tradesman's district, where you are, is on the east side of town.

    With no other clues, you turn to Sarai once again. "Which of the city gates would the shipment from Sevdia use?"

    She pauses briefly in her work before continuing. "The southern gate, since that's where the mines are, but it should never make it there if you know what you're doing. After it hits the city, moving in on the goods will be all but impossible- more guards, and too many people watching. If anyone is left with an idea what happened, the crown's investigators will follow their leads like bloodhounds."

    "Ah... thanks for the advice." That changes things a little; you'll have to get well away from the city if you want to get away clean. At least Sarai didn't have any trouble getting you in and out before.

    Thinking on your options and considering the difficulty of body disposal after feeding, something occurs to you. You pull out your mimir again and speak over its resentful mutters. "What is the formula for making a gelatinous cube?"

    Its eye sockets do its peculiar cannot-stare-but-must-roll-eyes bit at you again, and it starts rapidly listing off roots, mushrooms, herbs, and spices. Eventually it finishes its list off with the skull of a raccoon, leaving you wondering what the hell those ingredients have to do with one another and why they make a gelatinous cube, of all things.

    Ah, well. At least you have a method, and it sounds vaguely familiar.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)14:22 No.7573771
    >>7573603 >>7573518
    You decide to head for the royal university library. Hopefully it will have maps, and with any luck information on the arcane which you might be able to use to continue your studies. You head for the door, then pause and turn to Sarai one more time. "I don't suppose that you would let me use your disguises?"

    She nods and points to a small, metallic kit. "That's full of paints. The blue bottle's an alchemic trick; two drops in each eye and they'll look much less dead, but you'll lose most of your vision beyond a few feet. If you're planning to go anywhere but the slums, you'll need a lot of doing to avoid being stopped by guards as someone unsavory."

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:25 No.7573813
    So, priorities:
    A) Find out where the fuck we are, especially in relation to the city the silver comes from.
    B) Scout out possible places for attack on silver shipment
    C) feed to increase strength/test our powers for acquiring that silver

    A) Ask Sarai for a map, or directions. If that fails, pressure the mimic into telling us. Failing that, try to sneak into the library.
    B) With knowledge from A), look at map, and try to figure out possible routes. See if other caravans arrive. Take help of summons if necessary. Find dark, secluded bit for ambush. Discuss attack possibilities with Assassin Imp or Sprite, if available. (Sleeping powder/magic/alchemy to take out the guards quietly by clouding their minds, immobilizing them, or luring them away) Fall back on mimir for ideas if all else fails (Maybe remind it that it won't get anywhere without us).
    C) Head to poor district for food. This time, try to actively lure in lowlifes with your vampire mind control powers as practice, and have a summon on watchout.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:25 No.7573815

    no go on the library guys, we look like crap. feed and heal, and then send the air spirit home with a message for the boyfriend to come rescue us.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:26 No.7573819

    We could have one of our summoned friends scout the road leading from the southern gate.

    Then it may be prudent to go eat a few people in the slums.
    Without using the eye-disguise. We need our good vision.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:26 No.7573827
    yeah, cause back in medieval times, libraries opened 24 hours
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:34 No.7573904
    do not go to the library

    We are an undead monstrosity. We are pox-marked, scarred, we have internal organs and bones showing. We reek of death, we're wearing stolen clothes from filthy vagabonds.

    We would be turned away on site at BEST. Flat out arrested at worst.

    Library is a stupid, stupid idea.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:36 No.7573910
    Scrap A).

    Given that we need to attack outside the city, the Sprite will be helpful. We should pick a wooded place where it can help us in the attack and help dispose of the remains best. Since Sarai will be with us, we can most likely rely on her to get outside tomorrow. Let's ask her for pointers about getting out and back in ourselves tonight as well so we can check the area out.

    And then, we head towards the feeding ground.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:37 No.7573932
    >Head to poor district for food. This time, try to actively lure in lowlifes with your vampire mind control powers as practice, and have a summon on watchout.

    >Scout out possible places for attack on silver shipment
    do this outside the city gates.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:41 No.7573969
    Consult our assassin imp on conducting ambushes.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:42 No.7573977
    Well, I guess that makes things a little clearer.

    We head to the slums, nom on another group of thugs, and then head outside the city. We'll dig ourselves a nice, deep, hole with our vampire strength, then carve out a side tunnel that will be in the shade. We'll sleep there during the day, and when we wake at sundown we'll already be in position to ambush the caravan.

    Also, while we're in the woods, we can gather some of the components we'll need for our cubes.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:47 No.7574034
    Also, we're probably going to have to kill every guard on the shipment anyway, so we may as well use them to fuel our healing.

    As for the ambush, we have the imp sneak in and cut the traces for the horses/oxen/whatever they have hauling the silver. Once that's done, the silver isn't going anywhere until we take it.

    Also, prioritize killing any guard who's mounted up. On horseback, they might be able to outrun us.

    And as soon as the horses are out of their traces, give them a mental command to run.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:49 No.7574052
    why don't we just kill the driver first, and eat the horses after we kill everyone else.

    I know animal blood doesn't heal us, but still, it doesn't exactly hurt us either, and a horse has a fuckton of blood.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:49 No.7574054
    If we indeed make a shelter outside, we need to tell Sarai of our plan, so she knows where we'll attack and can help out. Also, I'd propose to try and make the Sprite do the dirty work with its plant magic. If we indeed do sleep outside, which I would advocate against as there is little security, we should have it conceal our hidin place, too. Regardless, a deep hole in the woods might be good to dispose of bodies and such tomorrow...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:51 No.7574066
    we could also just pile the bodies onto the wagon (after we remove the silver) and burn everything.

    Would just look like a typical raid at that point, rather than an abandoned wagon with it's guards and crew mysteriously vanished.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)14:56 No.7574110
    Which of our summons is on its way to Rhiannon again?

    I'd try to either gas the guards with poisons (ask the sprite or imp), or tie them up with plant magic, or have them poisoned by the imp one by one ("Ow! I think an insect bit me!" "Damn, me too!" "Uh guys, I think I'm not feeling so wel- hnnnghggg."), or direct some rabid animal/monster at them as a distraction, or something like that. Maybe we can chase the cart off into the woods, too, to sow confusion. Or maybe we can mind bend the guards into offing each other.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)14:56 No.7574111
    >>7573813 >>7573815 >>7573819
    Upon reflection, if that Sarai says is true you wouldn't have much of a chance of making it to the library, let alone inside. You decide instead to start the night by making for the slums and repeating last night's activities in an effort to heal yourself and hone your mental powers.

    You bid Sarai farewell and leave her crypt, pulling your hood up to largely conceal your distinctively scarred features. After that, it does not take long to weave your way through the trade district, keeping mostly to the shadows and avoiding guards, and arrive in the slums. Once there, you duck into an alley and call your air spirit and assassin imp to you.

    First, the spirit. "Go inform the sprite that I need him to investigate the south road leading into the city for good ambush points. We will be taking a shipment heading towards the city tomorrow, and will need to make preparations." With a breezy murmured assent, it flies off to do your bidding.

    Next, you turn to the imp, which is grinning wildly- presumably at the prospect of bloodshed on the morrow. "You're with me. Last night there was a close call while I was feeding; I don't want that to happen again. You're playing lookout."

    "Yes, Dark Mistress! None shall disturb you as you feast on the living!"

    Its enthusiasm and the way that it phrased its duties disturb you a bit. You don't want to think of yourself that way. "Just... let me know if anyone is coming."

    You move deeper into the slums. This early in the night, there are still a fairly large number of people moving around, but it's easy enough to sit just inside an alley looking pitiful and watching them go by. You feel rather pitiful, after all, unholy powers or not.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)14:57 No.7574127
    It doesn't take very long before a group of toughs notices your female figure, and they approach. Your inhuman hearing picks up a murmured objection from one, made on the grounds that your face looks "like someone pissed acid on it", but he is reassured that he can turn you over if he doesn't want to see it.

    A little bit of hatred flickers inside you, and you shrink back into the alleyway as much to stop them from noticing your furious expression as to lure them in. You turn and slowly run towards the end of the alley with a faint feigned squeak, grinning victoriously as you feel one of their hands grip your arms as their laughter echoes behind you.

    There are five of them, but that doesn't help them much. Your first takes the first beneath the jaw and he rises in the air before collapsing to the ground. The next two are thrown against the walls before they can react. The fourth gets a knee moving at unnatural speed to his groin and a vicious smile, and the last stares at you in shock before collapsing. You approach for a moment, puzzled, before hearing a small voice in the air. "Got him, Dark Mistress. Watching now." You glace at the body; the back of its neck has a tiny wound. Apparently your imp has acquired some sort of toxin for its dagger.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)14:58 No.7574135
    You look over the bodies, and realize that the first is leaking blood from his mouth. A quick inspection reveals that your blow shattered his jaw and severed most of the tongue; it is leaking fluid vigorously. A spike of panic goes through you at the thought of losing even a scrap of your meal, and you pull his tongue into your mouth and suck at it in a grotesque parody of a kiss. The joy that fills you as he is gradually drained certainly leaves any kiss you've ever had wanting.

    The next four, all unconscious or paralyzed, have their throats slit and are drained that way without a problem, though it is nearly an hour spent floating on the pleasure of doing so before you are finished. Your imp never warns you, and none enter the alley; it seems that you got lucky this time.

    Now what do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:01 No.7574167
    About how many out of fifty does this mean we've drained?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:03 No.7574187
    Dispose of the bodies in the manner we've done before, if it's possible.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)15:08 No.7574250
    Perhaps... fifteen or so? You're not sure how much strength you gained from the beings you summoned and devoured. Besides, Rhiannon's comment was made very quickly, every person has a different amount of blood, and you don't even know if all blood gives you the same amount of healing; that fifty should probably not be taken as a definitive number.

    With a word to your imp to keep you informed, you locate the nearest sewer grate and drag the bodies to it one after another. It warns you that there are several people in the surrounding buildings who might look outside, but the lighting is poor; you decide a vaguely-seen female figure throwing bodies on sewer grates is a level of publicity which you can afford.

    What should you do now?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:11 No.7574274
    I think we should go inspect ambush sites on the read for tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:11 No.7574275
    We should look into looting the bodies before we dispose of the completely, to make it look like a robbery. Also, maybe they have something on them that's interesting for us?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:13 No.7574296

    We need to find a route in and out of the city that doesn't involve guards for the silver-jacking. If we have to go through a guarded entrance, it's basically game over for us. Way too much noise and attention.

    If we can find a crabhole en route to store the silver that we can't carry, even better.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:15 No.7574327
    The night is still young, perhaps we can afford to hunt a little more? We will need to be as strong as possible if we are to rob a caravan.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:16 No.7574345
    Something I wanted to dofor a long time: tell the imp to call me something else than "dark mistress". My name would be fine, or just mistress or miss, or DM, why not, but "dark mistress" is too cliché. And it makes me sound like a cheap necromancer.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:16 No.7574347
    I think we set our sprite on that task, so hopefully we won't need to much time for that. How much time do we have left until sunrise? If possible, a bit more feeding would be good. We can't stay this unsightly forever...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:17 No.7574361
    OP's pic never fails to give me an erection
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:25 No.7574489
    Ideally, we should not fight to get the load. First because that would raise some attention one way or theother, secondly because we don't know if we could resist the call of the blood and we won't have the time for such things. Plus, Sarai accepted to assist us, and she can do the killing better than us.

    I say we try our mental power on passer-bys. We should try to maintain it longer and to apply it to multiple targets. If we do well enough, we could use that tomorrow to disguise our heist as a quarrel between guards, or as their own deed.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:25 No.7574495

    I agree with both of these, and I am annoyed I mist the first 2 hours of this. Good to see OP back.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)15:26 No.7574507
    As an afterthought, you move to each of the bodies in turn and rifle through their pockets. You come up with a double handful of coppers, a few silvers, and five cheap daggers. The money could be useful, you suppose; you throw away the daggers while walking. You have a better weapon already.

    >>7574274 >>7574296
    You decide that you've had enough of slaughtering petty thugs for the night. Pulling out your map, you stare at it while thinking for a long moment; you really don't want to take one of the gates, but how else would you get into the city?

    Nothing occurs to your immediately, so you make for the nearest gate. It is just outside the poor district; you quickly get the sense that some noble decreed that the slums not be allowed to spread as far as the gate, and the guards spend a lot of time throwing 'unsavory' individuals off the main road. The scruffy, unkempt men, dirty and miserable women and children, and frequent cheap whores of the slums suddenly stop within a block of the gate, which is well maintained and framed by stone towers which you would estimate are at least thirty feet in height, though the wall that circles the city is only twenty.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:26 No.7574509
    Are we going to work out where to live and subside AFTER we attack the silver shipment? Because we only have a week and it's already the second night.

    That means we need the money if we're going to buy a lair or however that works out, and we'd have to have consumed enough victims to pass for normal to actually meet somebody to arrange that.

    We should ask if there groups that know of the vampires and don't mind dealing with them.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)15:28 No.7574542
    You gradually pace along the wall in the slums, occasionally detouring around the buildings that are built so close to it as to make a direct route impossible.

    >>7574327 >>7574347
    After a while, you decide to distract yourself with more blood. An aging man nursing a bottle of something looks like no one would miss him; you focus your mind on him and quietly whisper, "Into the alley." He slowly moves into the nearest alley, though he is only a few steps in before stopping and shaking his head as though to clear it.

    It hardly matters; you're close enough. Your sword is as quick as you, and after that it's all succulent blood and a body on a sewer grate.

    You lick your lips and continue pacing the wall, wondering if there is a secret passage or some other way into and out of the city while avoiding the gates which might be available to you. Occasionally you whisper an order to stop moving, to look around, or to trip at a random lowlife who captures your attention; they work the majority of the time, generally leaving the person in question very confused afterward.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:30 No.7574565
    I agree with robbing the caravan by other means than by force when it comes to us. I don't think we should bank the use of our underdeveloped mind powers on the caravan, that sort of operation would not be ideal to practice.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:31 No.7574572

    Is the air spirit strong enough to carry us?
    Can we leap or scale the wall?
    There should be a sewer exist somewhere outside the wall, as well.

    Another note, do we know *when* the shipment is due to arrive?
    We may be able to simply run along the road to their camp tonight, if they camped.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:33 No.7574607

    Let's not do this again. "Because no-one would miss them" is serious mission creep for us. We want to pretend we're not a monster, more importantly, our will and our minds are the only things that have kept us alive. We surrender our free will in ANYTHING at our peril.

    We should keep walking the wall, looking for clues as to ways out, if that fails we need to look if there are houses that abut the walls or ways out underground.

    One final question, do we breathe and can we go underwater? Because we could just walk out from the harbor if need be.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:34 No.7574622
    Spend more time trying to affect group of people and for a longer time.
    Try to start a fight, for example.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:36 No.7574637
    >We may be able to simply run along the road to their camp tonight, if they camped.

    It arrives at the city tomorrow night. Which is weird, because you'd think they'd to this during the day.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:36 No.7574639
    check the map for where the sewer exits the city walls.

    All the shit has to go somewhere.
    Walking along the wall looking for a hole in it is a huge waste of time and we have a lot to do. We can move fast so distance isn't really that big of a deal.

    Find a sewer pipe the runs under the city walls, and walk out.

    Alternatively, climb atop the roof of some house, and jump over the wall. Our superhuman strength should handle a 20 foot fall easily.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:36 No.7574647
    I'm fairly sure we sent our sprite back to the castle with a message for Rhiannon, and is unavailable. Unless you mean we're trying to interrupt his journey so far?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:40 No.7574692

    We probably should have also instructed our sprite to wait an hour or so for a reply.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:45 No.7574740
    no, the air elemental is taking the message back to rhiannon.

    the sprite is the one that knows nature magic. the imp does the killing/lookout, the mimir is the cocky bastard.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:46 No.7574754
    If they obey to one order then snap out, try to keep giving orders.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)15:54 No.7574827
    You sent your sprite with his message for Rhiannon early yesterday evening. Since most of the world is wilderness, he can move through it at an extremely fast pace- he was almost able to keep up with you in the forest when you were fully healed. He has not yet returned to Itonia, but you can sense that he is most of the way back.

    You decide to try and push your mental powers. You lurk in an alleyway, mostly hidden, until you notice a group of three young women, moving together. You focus your mind on them and whisper. "Stop."

    Two of them suddenly stop moving, so quickly that one trips. The third, realizing that her companions have halted, turns and asks them what it was; they seem to have already shaken off your command, and are unable to explain except for thinking that they had to stop. All three quickly agree that it was creepy, and walk more quickly.

    The limits on your mental powers seem to be severe. You find another person on which to practice- a streetwalker, heavily laden with face paints and lightly laden with clothing. You focus upon her and whisper orders to cross the street. She begins to do so, but before she is even halfway across stops and looks confused, as most of your targets do. But you're not giving up- you whisper again, more forcefully. She steps forward another few feet, and you whisper again. You realize that her face has begun to show fear- she must be certain that there is mental magic involved at this point. As your control weakens, your whispers grow continual, an unceasing demand to cross the street, and her steps stutter forward.

    When she finally crosses the street she collapses, tears running down her face, but only long enough to realize that she has regained control. Once she has, she chooses a direction seemingly at random and sprints in it, panic written clearly beneath her sobs.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)15:55 No.7574831
    >>7574639 >>7574607 >>7574572
    As you move back to the wall, you realize something- you've been thinking as though you were still bound by human rules of movement. You find a house close to the wall, glance around to ensure that no one is looking, and leap upwards with all your strength.

    Your side gives an agonizing twinge, but you easily clear its roof and land with a suppressed cry of pain. From there, it is trivial to leap onto the wall and then drop down the other side. You spot a pair of guardsmen coming your way while you are atop the wall, but are fairly certain that it was just a routine patrol.

    You quickly make your way around the city to the south gate, and begin moving along that road. It seems largely deserted at this hour, but after about half an hour of moving at well beyond human speed you notice a campfire up ahead. Three people, two women and a man, are sitting around it. They all appear to be in their early twenties, and while not wealthy, their clothing is well-made, so they are not poor either. From the sounds, they are having an enjoyable conversation.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:55 No.7574845
    I'm fairly sure we sent the sprite. The reasoning was that in a big city his nature powers wouldn't be as helpful as they were elsewhere. Which I did think was a bad choice since the guy will probably take days just to get to the castle, whereas the Air spirit could probably have done it much quicker.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:57 No.7574861
    We need to find a way to interact with humans. We can't develop a disguise spell without a library, and we can't get access to a library in our current state. But we'll have to deal with someone living to buy our place, even if we can rely on sarai to sell the silver.
    We need human friends or minions.
    Could we maybe entice a bored, rebellious young noble ? Is there for example a graveyard where they play with candles and pentagrams for thrills and giggles ? What is the climate and the season by the way ?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)15:57 No.7574866

    They're all clearly wizards.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:00 No.7574897

    Think about weather we can make that leap while carrying a load of silver. If not, figure out a good hiding place for what we steal.

    Listen to them for a while, out of idle curiosity, then leave and continue scouting. Call it a test of willpower. Or call it prudence for not attacking someone who might be missed.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:01 No.7574902
    Do I have a superior hearing ? If yes, what are they talking about ?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:02 No.7574916

    I second listening in to find out what they're up to.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:02 No.7574917
    Practice our mind trick, then feed.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:06 No.7574951
    We might listen to their conversation for a bit before we consider further actions. They don't seem to fall into our usual victim pattern, but we might pick up some interesting information, or, should they prove to be helpless and unsavory enough, pick up some useful items from their dead, bloodless bodies. Or, if they are of the even more evil kind, maybe we could interest them in a deal?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:06 No.7574960
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    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:12 No.7575030

    Seconding. We need a seneschal or majordomo type to handle contacts in the outside world.

    Once we get good enough with magic, we may be able to just disguise a summon.


    I don't think we should attack them. We don't know who knows them, who knows they're here, if they can cause trouble if they go missing.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:16 No.7575082
    Hell, it could very well be the silver shipment, and we are most definitely not ready to tackle that right now; not to mention what's her face might be pissed that we went along and did it without her.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)16:18 No.7575103
    It's your superior vision and hearing that lets you hear that they're talking at all from this distance; you're not exactly trained in stealth, and are a pale, blond figure at night.

    >>7574916 >>7574951 >>7574897
    You decide to creep closer and listen in on their conversation. It turns out to be nothing more than trivial chatter- the man is telling a story about his brother's humorous antics while attempting to entice a certain lady into his bed, and the women are giggling at his rendition. It seems like the sort of thing that you and your friends would once have done while spending time together, and you feel a wave of sadness.

    They would probably scream and run if they saw you now. Look at you- planning crimes, wondering if random travelers would be missed were you to kill them, terrorizing hapless young, destitute women with unholy powers- and did you really just slaughter a man for no better reason than that it was easy and you wanted the tiny bit of healing that his entire life would afford you? What a petty, worthless thing to kill for.

    Filled with self-loathing, you turn away. Perhaps you can find someplace to hide the silver that you expect to have tomorrow, since you doubt that you can leap over the wall while carrying much of it.

    But as you leave, one of the women calls, "Hello? Is there someone out there?" She must have seen you.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:20 No.7575134
    Don't reply, just leave. Try to find someplace to stash the silver. A cave or animal burrow perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:22 No.7575151

    Try mentally projecting the idea back to the voice that following you is a very very bad idea.

    Then walk away into the forest.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:23 No.7575163
    A boytoy type was more what I was thinking about, but I suppose a majordomo would do...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:23 No.7575172
    The call of our old life is too great, we would definitely call back.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:25 No.7575193

    Yell: "I'm a vampire who'll only just kill you," back to them.
    If they like the idea, or think it's kinky, perhaps we can suck on them a little without killing them.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:26 No.7575215
    A pale, blonde figure with a hood of some sort and dark clothing, right? And it is a normal night (it wouldn't happen to be full moon, right?) in the middle of the countryside, right? And those people are sitting around a fire, which should do a lot to conceal anything out in the dark, isn't it?

    I think we can safely retreat - it's likely these people are inebriated enough to think it was some sort of deer or something.
    If they should try to follow, I guess it can't be helped... it should be easy to get rid of the bodies out here.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:27 No.7575216
    This. Is excellent.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:27 No.7575222

    I don't know if you've noticed, but we are really bad at that...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:27 No.7575226

    Let's not do this.

    a) We still have a hard time controlling ourselves around blood

    b) No vampire scares in 50 years was what Bryden told us. If one starts we're probably going to be killed to put an end to it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:28 No.7575239

    Well, they probably won't take us seriously if we yell back that we're a vampire.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:33 No.7575288
    That's the other reason not to do it. It's either dangerous or lame.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:33 No.7575290
    Even if they do try to follow, I doubt they'd be able to catch us.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:34 No.7575311
    Call back, cover your face with a hood if they want you to come closer. Say you're returning from family in another city or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:35 No.7575314
    They may be of help to get the goods in town...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:36 No.7575324
    So humans are just food to us now? I thought we were still trying not to be a monster. Sorta.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:38 No.7575364
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    >>7575324 trying not to be a monster
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:40 No.7575381
    Well, it's mainly because we can't have them see our face for now. They'll be other things beside food in a while.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:40 No.7575387
    No, playing a one-dimensional killer is boring.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)16:41 No.7575400
    It is currently late spring; the early nights are warm, though there is a touch of chill before dawn. Neither really bothers you. From what you know, the climate in Itonia has long summers and short, mild winters.

    >>7575134 >>7575151 >>7575172
    >>7575193 >>7575216 >>7575226
    Her call reminds you so much of lost days, you can hardly bear it. On a sudden impulse and wild hope that they might just accept you, you raise your voice in reply. "I'm a-"

    But you choke yourself off. Bryden had told you that there had been no Itonian vampire scares in fifty years. He'd kill you if you started another one, and that meant not revealing yourself to anyone who you leave alive. You don't want to kill these people... they bring back too many memories that you don't want tainted with blood.

    You flee into the night, leaving confused, friendly voices calling behind you. Your legs flash beneath you with speed and strength you know they cannot match, and it is some time before you slow.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)16:42 No.7575408
    Mentally lashing yourself for foolishness, you return to the road and pace it methodically for a while. Eventually, you find several hills and groves which you believe are likely ambush spots; your imp eagerly confirms that each could work, depending upon the size of the shipment in question, their number of guards, and if they have any outriders. Its gesticulates and swoops around as it speaks, creating graphic images of you murdering people in your mind that you're not interested in at the moment.

    After an hour or two, your sprite arrives. It looks somewhat tired after its long journey to Rhiannon's castle and back, but you have it stick with you as you look for a hiding place for a large quantity of silver, reasoning that you might not be able to take it all to the city at once. You find a small cave slightly into the wilderness after a bit of searching; the sprite informs you that it is inhabited by a wildcat, but that he can convince it to depart without a problem should you need to enter.

    That handles most preparations for tomorrow, and the night is but half gone. What do you do now?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:42 No.7575415
    Being a killer does not mean being one dimensional.

    God you're dumb.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:48 No.7575480
    Being a onedimensional killer does, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:48 No.7575483

    Make sure we have all the locations memorized, then head back into the city and try and find some more thugs to feed on. We'll want to get back to Sarai's crypt with enough time to discuss the plan with her before go time, in case there's anything we've missed or she won't do that requires an adjustment.


    See I like the character development where it is now. If we throw her right into being a cold predator we loose allot of what makes the story interesting for me.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:49 No.7575491
    Hence the adjective one-dimensional.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:49 No.7575492
    Just...head back to the campsite. Try to interact with the three of them relatively normally, then leave.

    We need some human contact, either to prove to ourselves that we aren't just a ravening monster or to prove that we're beyond any hope of retaining ties to humanity or morality.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:50 No.7575510
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    >hurr derr people in the forest kill them.

    Sorry chum, but I don't remember saying playing a killer is automatically one-dimensional. Maybe you should stop thinking in absolutes too, it's not like I'm implying anything by saying we shouldn't kill everything we possibly can, even if we can get away with it.

    Why that sounds like... I'm playing a killer with more than one-dimension.
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    >If we throw her right into being a cold predator
    Nobody said that should happen. What the fuck are you smoking?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:52 No.7575529
    >playing a one-dimensional killer is boring.
    Read your posts before posting then if you can't remember what you write.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:52 No.7575542
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    We can't interact with normal people looking like Imalia.

    Lets practice make-up like Saria does. Surely one of our helpful minions could take the place of a mirror.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:52 No.7575543
    We already are a killer. And you're right, but since you were going on about not being a monster being boring, then it is you who is dumb. If we want to just go be a monster and kill people then we will become a mostly boring "Take over the World Quest". Lord knows part of the reason I enjoy this quest is because we don't just take the easy route and give in and accept thins. We're actually trying to stay sane and improve ourselves.

    Go back to the city, continue practicing mind control. Try to use our powers to feel which people are the rapists/murderers and feed upon them, if that's possible. Ask the Sprite to, once he's recovered a bit, search for the herbs necessary to create a Gelatinous Cube.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:55 No.7575580
    Monsters don't try to take over the world what the fuck are you talking about.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:55 No.7575585
    Well you DID say you wanted her to be a monster. Or at least heavily implied that you would greatly prefer to play one than a person who is not.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:55 No.7575589
    Go back in town ? I think we should begin to search for humans to serve us. Maybe the imp have some insight about that, but I wouldn't want someone too evil. My idea to recruit a couple of nice fools that find graveyards romantic is not the best I ever had, but if we have time on our hands we could always try.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:56 No.7575593
    In the woods, with a hood, we just look like a plague victim.

    In other words, the sort of human girl who would have fled to the woods to avoid other people, but who still wants a bit of human contact.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:58 No.7575618
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    That is how I roll.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)16:58 No.7575629
    The hell are you on about? If we just give in and gather power and stop caring, I'd say that makes us pretty monstrous. And from then on we'd just be trying to continue gathering power, overthrow the master and then the sky's the limit.

    Or do you just want to keep it small time, killing people to gather a small powerbase? To be perfectly hnoest, all you've said is that you find not being a monster boring. Fine then, what would YOU like us to do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:02 No.7575692
    See if the sprite had any messages from Rhiannon to either us or her brother.

    And let's go back to the campsite and watch the people there. Not even talk, if needs be, just watch.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:04 No.7575720
    I don't want to be a monster, but I don't want to be a judge either. It's not our work to kill people for justice. I'm was okay with the idea of sucking condemned people because objectively their lives were worth less, but I don't want to start killing people over moral and subjective judgements.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:05 No.7575745
    >Fine then, what would YOU like us to do?
    Deal with the fact you are no longer human
    Heal up
    Get more magic, get better at binding harder monsters
    Get good at combat yourself
    Carry the worlds evils as you hunt down every last evil entity while looking for a cure for your vampirism or turn the boyfriend when he finds you.
    Go on adventures with boyfriend.

    If possible then in that order.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:05 No.7575748
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:06 No.7575753

    Yes, a ONE-dimension killer, like the one people are pushing to play, is boring.

    We are playing a killer. She is has character as of yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:06 No.7575758
    >If we just give in and gather power and stop caring
    That's not a rare behaviour among humans.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)17:07 No.7575768
    >>7575483 >>7575492
    >>7575542 >>7575543
    You are struck by an impulse to return to the campsite, to at least try to prove that you're capable of human interaction, but you push it down. You don't really want to see those people, not in the least because such an encounter might well end in blood.

    Instead, you return to the city, circling around its walls until you find a seemingly abandoned stretch which you know borders the slums inside. Before approaching it, you turn to the sprite. "Rest for a while, and then I will need a number of herbs, roots, and other such gathered." You proceed to list everything in the mimir's list that you can recall- you are fairly certain that you said everything. Your memory is unnaturally sharp, these days. It bows in acknowledgment and you turn to easily clamber over the city wall, then drop down into the street beyond.

    You wonder if you can hear the thoughts of others, as well as forcing them to do things and projecting images. You spend the better part of an hour trying to pull thoughts from the mind of various slum-dwellers, but by the end of it you are fairly certain that the only thoughts you'd heard were your own. Either that is not part of your vampiric capabilities, or you personally lack the skill and mental strength to use it just yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:07 No.7575769
    Guess what, though: dealing with the fact that we're no longer human is not the same as MURDERING EVERY HUMAN THAT WE RUN INTO OR FEED ON.

    Go back to the fucking campsite. Let's see if we can still at least manage to talk with humans without just killing them and drinking their blood.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:07 No.7575776
    Yes, but that doesn't make us a monster, just an anti-hero.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:07 No.7575784
    For everyone's information that's called "adapting", something humanity excels at.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)17:08 No.7575792
    Frustrated, you put up your hood and saunter past an aging tough, hoping that he will follow you into an alley, but he does not, though you know he was eyeing you. You quash your impulse to call him mentally, reminding yourself that you resolved only hours ago to act like less of a monster and only prey on evil people.

    The thought that walking twenty feet is not the difference between good and evil is ruthlessly shoved out of your mind as you continue attempting to lure in men who mean you ill. Yet again you are foiled, however; the next person to come up to you is a worn-looking whore, whose face bears faint pity and sympathy. "Honey, you look terrible! You should get home and rest; it's not safe here." Apparently your innocent, confused act works on more than just young men who mean ill; she must think that you're as disease-ridden and sick as you look.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:10 No.7575824
    Cough, nod weakly, thank her and leave before she notices our eyes. We don't want to kill this girl for no reason.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:11 No.7575835
    Quietly stutter out a "Thank you".

    Give her the money we pulled from the corpses as a gift for caring.

    When we spot somebody start tailing her in order to steal the money, intercept that person and drain them.

    Follow her for the rest of the evening, killing and drinking from anybody who tries to hurt her.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:11 No.7575837
    >dealing with the fact that we're no longer human is not the same as MURDERING EVERY HUMAN
    Never said that.
    Being an anti-hero and a monster is not mutually exclusive.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:11 No.7575842
    Well shit, she's probably older and more worldly than us; let's go back to our coffin. Respect thine elders and all that.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:13 No.7575863
    But the list that you gave is not that of a monster. While what you say is correct, if we go with your suggestion then it makes us no more a monster than we are now.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:15 No.7575882

    "Thank you for your concern, and take care of yourself as well". Walk away slowly. Keep looking for blood.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:16 No.7575901
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    The difference is acceptance.

    Along with a few other things.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:17 No.7575914
    becoming a one-dimensional monster is not an options guys.

    The thing that is MOST important to us, more than ANYTHING else, is reconnect with our beloved.

    Who happens to be a hero

    That kills monsters more powerful than us for a living. And is also quite good at it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:18 No.7575922
    Do not kill her.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:20 No.7575952
    I leave the neighbourhood for a richer one. I'm looking for a house I can enter discretely and burgle. If I happen to find someone old or dying, or obese (for the better ratio quantity of blood/number of unjust deaths), I kill them in their sleep. I also steal clothes fitting richer areas than the slums. At the very least, it might be useful tomorrow to have a change of clothes if fighting is needed. Plus, we have to get trained toour future dishonest ways of earning our unliving.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:20 No.7575958

    I agree with giving her the coins, but not following her around.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:21 No.7575970
    Hate to break it to you, but given our current pattern of behavior we'll be lucky if there's enough of our former self left to beg for him to kill us when we next see him.

    And at the moment, he'd probably kill us immediately for being a horrific monster in the shape of his girlfriend.

    Either we give up on our love, or we decide to buckle the fuck down and not become a monster on the inside too. We don't get to have both.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:21 No.7575982
    I was under the imnpression that we had already accepted it. That's why we're trying to make a life for ourselves and still feeding, rather than trying to go on living normally and not feeding at all until we eventually go crazy and feast, waking to find a shit load of dead people around us.

    Just because we're not embracing this and are trying to find a way to get better does not mean that we have not accepted it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:22 No.7575992
    If we are seen to give her money, then either we follow her around quietly disposing of thugs or somebody jumps her ass to steal the money. That's how shit works in these parts of town.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:22 No.7576006
    nice clothes ain't going to cover up the undead pallor of our skin, or the holy-water pox looking burns.

    The point is, we are so physically damaged that we cannot integrate with regular society no matter what at this point.

    We have to be healed up before we even think about trying to walk around passing off as human.

    Furthermore, killing people in the slums goes unnoticed. Killing people in middle class neighborhoods does not go unnoticed.

    And finally, killing people in their sleep is a disgusting act that is totally out of our character. Regardless of whether they are fat or not. And I do hate fat people.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:23 No.7576014
    >Just because we're not embracing this and are trying to find a way to get better does not mean that we have not accepted it.
    You mean just because we haven't accepted it doesn't mean we haven't accepted it?

    ooooooooooo k
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:24 No.7576025
    >That kills monsters more powerful than us for a living. And is also quite good at it.

    Find monster so powerfull only another monster can kill it. Exterminate said monster. Be dark (anti)hero.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:25 No.7576038
    The problem is that we also appear to have simply accepted the fact that we have to murder everything we feed on, as well as everything that sees us feed. We don't really seem to be bothering to try to control ourselves anymore, or to learn how to not be so obviously feeding to anybody within eyesight of us.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:26 No.7576050

    Fair enough. The problem is what do we do with her once we've fended off her attackers. We won't be able to let her live if she's seen enough to guess what we are, and getting someone killed for showing us kindness is a bit beyond the pale. Even if we are more flexible about our morality now.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:26 No.7576056
    mutter a thanks and move on.

    Do not acknowledge any further communication if she attempts to talk to us more.

    make our way back to Sarai's and call it a night, we have a big night ahead of us tomorrow.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:26 No.7576057
    Its like being a Nosferatu in WoD
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:26 No.7576060
    Then I'll be the part of our collective mind to say that our death is a good occasionto move on from this frustrating and potentially auto-destructive relationship. If he comes to us we could try to get him back, but we've wasted the last years of our short life waiting for him, we won't spend our unlife chasing after him.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:28 No.7576095
    There's a difference between "Holy crap I'm a vampire! This is awesome! I have to kill people now? Big deal, I'm a fucking vampire, woo whoo!"


    "I'm a vampire? Shit, okay, well, not much I can do about that now. Just have to try and survive, kill as few people as possible and hope that things get better."

    Can you see the difference? It's the difference between acceptance and embracing it with open arms.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:29 No.7576109
    That's why we keep an eye from above or some such, and jump the pathetic bastards before they actually get to her. One jump down onto their heads, one jump back to the rooftops with the soon-to-be corpse.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:30 No.7576130

    What, you think being fat means you deserve to be "put out of his misery", or being fat makes them acceptable targets because they're "less" than healthier humans.

    That, sir, is abominable.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:30 No.7576141

    We're still badly injured, we're not the goddamn Batman.

    Besides, we're trying to stay low key. Turning this into crouching vampire, protected hooker doesn't seem low key.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:31 No.7576149
    I think he means that an obese person would have more blood.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)17:31 No.7576152
    The sprite conveyed Rhiannon's thanks when you saw him, but there was no return message.

    >>7575824 >>7575835
    >>7575882 >>7575842
    You nod weakly and say, "Thank you... you take care as well." Hopefully you seem as ill as you look; not a bit of your mind wants to hurt someone who only means you well, even if her blood does pump tantalizingly through her veins. Then you walk off slowly, ducking into an alley and out of her sight as you can manage.

    Caught by an impulse, you find yourself stalking the woman, wondering if she too is menaced by rough young people and thinking, perhaps irrationally, that you could kill anyone trying to hurt her. It quickly becomes apparent to you, though, that she is much more adept on the streets than you are; a group of toughs that you would have expected to try something calls out to her in a joking, if crude, fashion, and her response carries no trace of fear. Obviously there is a system of some sort to how the poor districts work beyond mere strength which she understands and you do not; she doesn't really need your sort of help. She would probably run and scream if she saw you kill anyone, anyway. You leave the area.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:31 No.7576153
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    And what did I imply strongly about my feelings towards being a massive pussy about people dying? You know, like the emotional breakdowns the character suffers from time to time.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:31 No.7576164
    Robbers don't usually operate in poor neighbourhoods. We can't avoid notice for our murders anyway. We just need to avoid identification, and passing as a regular burglar is a fine way to it.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)17:32 No.7576173
    On your way back to your home, you see another gang. Earlier this evening, you'd have played the victim, but in spite of your wounds you're just not in the mood. You brush past them without a word, walking quickly and determinedly, and although one of them makes a comment and moves as though to grab you, the others don't even budge. You're gone long before it can become an issue.

    Back at Sarai's, you sit alone for a while, thinking, before feeling the sun beginning to rise. Your host returns with so little time remaining that you were beginning to be concerned for her, and there is little time to speak before resting in your coffins.


    A new night, and one for which you have plans. What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:35 No.7576228
    Check wounds.
    Get better looking clothes.
    Possibly heal more if its needed. (Its a retarded amount of blood that has to be sucked.)
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:35 No.7576233

    Go over the plan with Sarai quickly, make sure the minions are ready and let's get this show on the road.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:35 No.7576236
    send the imp up the road to warn of the shipment's approach.

    Take the sprite with us in case we need to work some nature magic.

    Hop the wall and head to the ambush point farthest from the city, and wait.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:35 No.7576237
    I dunno. I get the impression that you're the kind of person who just wants us to kill as many people as necessary to get back to full strength as fast as possible, regardless of whether they are good people or not. Which really goes against the character's background and actions so far.

    We're not being a pussy about murder, or breaking down and crying anymore. We accept that it is necessary, but we don't want to kill more than we have to.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:36 No.7576251
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    Breakfast time!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:37 No.7576269
    >Which really goes against the character's actions so far.
    You haven't actually been reading for a while have you?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:37 No.7576271



    then profit
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:38 No.7576288
    I was under the impression our short-time goal was mostly to survive, while trying not to become too evil in our ways. Although we will do what it takes to survive, no matter what. It's not like it's our fault we became like this - we just try to deal with it.
    Our long-term goal I think is becoming powerful enough to unlive our vampiric existance with enough resources and self-control over our powers to not exert an all too terrible toll on the living. So that we can reunite with our boyfriend wanting to slay us for the horrible, mass-murdering abomination we have become. Maybe.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:39 No.7576301
    >I get the impression that you're the kind of person who just wants us to kill as many people as necessary to get back to full strength as fast as possible, regardless of whether they are good people or not.
    Yeah that's what I've been pretty much flat out telling you the entire time.
    >Which really goes against the character's background and actions so far.
    lolwut? have you actually been reading the story?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:41 No.7576327
    you are wrong

    the anon you are quoting is correct

    drop this argument, you're making yourself look stupid and flooding this thread with petty bullshit.

    walk away.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:41 No.7576328
    Let's look at it this way:

    Good or bad, human or not aside, your boyfriend has a higher body count than you.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:42 No.7576350
    >oh shit i just figured out you're right i better get a cover story!!!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:42 No.7576354
    Kindly stop spamming, harassing and generally attacking www.anon
    .com, please. We don't want you there. Understood?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:42 No.7576356
    >breaking down and crying
    >We accept that it is necessary

    We don't need to be tough bitch! Look how Adrianne (or whatever was the naem of the sadistic bride we killed) ended. Having remorse is good, because it keeps us from being complete monster.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:43 No.7576371
    have YOU been fucking reading the story?

    I want you to tell me why we went to the slums, and only lured in thugs who had ill intent and meant us harm rather than just killing everybody.

    I want you to tell me why UM had our little bride brim over with guilt and disgust when she even thought about killing the innocent people at that campfire.

    Then I want you to fucking shit in your own mouth.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:45 No.7576398
    >I get the impression that you're the kind of person who just wants us to kill as many people as necessary to get back to full strength as fast as possible, regardless of whether they are good people or not.
    I'm not >>7576155 but I would agree on this. It's ridiculous to base our killing on morals. We're the baddest, we're the monster, and we are there to feed. It doesn't make it more acceptable to feed in the most base and directly violent parts of the city, instead of among the rich and the comfortable.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:45 No.7576410
    >wasn't the person you were originally arguing with.

    Nobody wants to just slaughter random people until we're fully healed. Except you.
    I doubt UM would even allow it, as it violates some of his previous posts as to the nature of our little lady.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:46 No.7576416
    That actually wasn't me. And have YOU been reading? Because so far yes, we've been doing what we have to to survive and heal, but we've been trying to do so by killing 'bad people', insomuch as we can determine a person's goodness or lack thereof.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:48 No.7576442
    >I want you to tell me why we went to the slums, and only lured in thugs who had ill intent and meant us harm rather than just killing everybody.
    Because some utter retards think that makes killing any better. Basically trying to avoid the issue of what it is we're doing.
    >I want you to tell me why UM had our little bride brim over with guilt and disgust when she even thought about killing the innocent people at that campfire.
    Because the main character hasn't accepted what she is.
    >Then I want you to fucking shit in your own mouth.
    I wouldn't even shit in yours. Its a waste of shit I could be giving to others.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:50 No.7576470
    ITT: Moralfags versus realists
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:50 No.7576479

    Thread is dying.

    Save us UM, save us before it's too late.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:50 No.7576481
    And now we use dialectics to determine if this was the right course of action.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:52 No.7576499
    I wish UM would throw in the whole discussion as inner monologue.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:52 No.7576507
    I am back. Today's session was very good which is something I can't see about today's VB quest, that has been reduced into shitstorm in it's end... so I didn't really lose anything!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:53 No.7576515
    Go prepare the ambush near the cave.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:53 No.7576526
    Of course it makes killing better! If we're just killing bad people, then it's okay. Duh. That's how heroes and adventurers work, why shouldn't it work for us? And yes she has accepted it, she's just not willing to kill people unnecessarily. What race or species you are doesn't define you. Just because we are a vampire and must feed on people or at least sentients to survive does not automatically make us evil.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:54 No.7576538
    >I wish UM would throw in the whole discussion as inner monologue.

    SECONDED! That would be awesome!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:55 No.7576551

    Let me put it to you this way, fuckwad.

    We know from Rhiannon's example that it's possible to feed without killing.

    We are trying to learn how to do that, or at least we damn well should be.

    We are practicing on the criminal scum because all things considered, it isn't as big of a waste of human potential if they get murdered, and because we're aren't yet at the point where we can go after the well-guarded rich shitbags who also wouldn't be missed.

    If we know that there is a way to feed without murder, and we choose to murder anyway because we don't want to be bothered trying something a bit harder, then we're evil. Unequivocally, and probably irredeemably, evil.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:55 No.7576553
    People, this isn't a debate about moralfags verses cynicalfags.

    However, we are role-playing as one.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:56 No.7576573
    I like how blatantly sarcastic this is. It made me laugh.

    How stupid would someone have to be to think that?
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)17:58 No.7576602
    You check your wounds and clothes before moving out. For the most part, your clothing is still in good condition; the few bloodstains aren't immediately noticeable and the open injuries along your side don't do more than slowly ooze, which has resulted in a faint encrusting of your clothes' interior with some sort of died puslike substance, but which has not really affected their outward appearance.

    Your wounds are still significant; you have a long way to go in healing. That said, your strength and speed has returned to far above human capabilities, and it doesn't hurt as much to use them as it once did.

    >>7576233 >>7576236
    You turn to Sarai. "Are you ready? I have found a few likely ambush sites south of the city, so we've just got to go there and wait. I'm planning to go over the city wall in the slums, so no one sees me."

    She smiles and nods. "I'm with you, darling." She pulls out some black garments, but doesn't bother with the dark face paint that she'd been wearing when you first met her. You notice that she has a number of throwing knives strapped into her dark clothing in various places; they are much more apparent when she is not wearing them. Thinking of the sword under your skirt, you wonder if concealed weaponry is standard for vampires, even when they have fangs and the strength to rip out throats with their bare hands- you should know.

    After a minute or two, the pair of you are outside in the fading light of dusk. You call your imp to you, and it alights on your hand seconds later- it must have been lurking about invisibly. "Go along the south road and find a shipment of silver. Return to me when you've located it."

    It nods with a needle-toothed smile. "Yes, Dark Mistress! Right away!"
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)17:58 No.7576614
    You frown. On top of being cliche, that form of address held implications about you that you don't like. "And stop calling me that. I'm not a dark mistress, yours or otherwise."

    It giggles at your comment as it swoops away, and you wonder if it will obey your command. Sarai seems to have found the exchange rather humorous; she's hiding a smile.

    It takes the pair of you a surprisingly short time to reach the slums and clear the wall; Sarai moves with a professional swiftness, doubtless gained over long years of killing people, and makes right for a series of ledges that you'd never spotted, but suspect that even a human could climb.

    Once you are over the wall, it is only a few minutes of running before your imp returns. "Found it, Mistress. Twelve guys, with an armored coach and wagon."

    You frown. That sounds like something high-security, certainly, but it could also be a particularly paranoid traveling noble or something. Fortunately, Sarai has the answer. "Did they have this symbol on the wagon?" She sketches a shape in the dirt.

    "Yeah," it replies.

    She looks to you. "The shield and snake. That would be the king's sigil, and none of the royal family are moving about at the moment. It should be the silver."

    You nod, and the three of you move to the ambush site nearest the approaching shipment. Your sprite and air spirit arrive quickly to your call, and you notice that your sprite is armed with a long, hollow stick and some darts- obviously a weapon of some kind.

    What will you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:59 No.7576626
    That's how paladins work. We're not a paladin, we're a sorceress and a vampire and a neglected bride and girlfriend. We can afford to put a little more logic in our morals than that.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:59 No.7576632
    Yeah, it would take a naive, sheltered little blonde country bumpkin or something to think like that.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)17:59 No.7576635
    You imply that being a realist means wishing to conquer the world right after you became a monster
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:00 No.7576645
    >How wretched would someone have to be to think that?

    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:00 No.7576647
    I dunno, but a lot of the people I've gamed with and most video games seem to think like that. Though I was being serious about not letting our vampirism being the sole defining thing about us.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:02 No.7576670
    Deluding yourself to think that killing "bad people" is okay as long as you try not to is fucking ridiculous. There's far better ways to learn self control. Meditation is a good example. So is concentrating on a certain task (painting etc.)

    Not to mention Rhiannon explicitly stated that if we kept killing that's what we'd always do. Even if we tried no to.

    You're simply being naive and by extension of that, also stupid.

    >then we're evil. Unequivocally, and probably irredeemably, evil.
    So what? I already said that's how I prefer it. Evil isn't just something you always are and have been you know, you can become it.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)18:03 No.7576692
    >>7576499 >>7576538
    Hell no. Having the main character go into long-winded internal debates meant specifically to echo the arguments that the players have already made would only hurt the game. Also, she has enough emotional problems without waxing philosophical.

    I don't really mind the arguments, since that's exactly the sort of thing that this quest intends to examine. If you all could keep the insults to a minimum, though, I'd much appreciate it. You might even consider assuming the best of your counterparts, although I know that's asking a lot.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:04 No.7576702
    We should immobilize the wagon.

    How are the beasts of burden secured to it? Could the air spirit un-secure the bindings so they run off?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:04 No.7576705
    Have the imp sneak up and cut the reins and harnesses of whatever's pulling that wagon. Then we use our mind powers to spook the horses. If the people are walking back, we'll have some time to work.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:05 No.7576709
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    I'm trying to and failing somewhat, sorry for that.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:05 No.7576719
    >What will you do?

    Let Serai run this show. She obviously has more experience with this than we. Just do as she say and told our minions to do the same!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:05 No.7576721
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    PS I think we might need a new thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:06 No.7576727

    it seems the imp is using some sort of fast-acting paralyzing poison on its weapn - he probably got it from the sprite, who is using it on his blowgun darts.

    ask them about it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:07 No.7576736
    Ask sarai if she's got an idea about how to proceed, she's the experienced one. If not, make one of the guards trip under the horses. Profit of the distraction and attack just after.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:07 No.7576739

    Head for the best ambush site. Take a series of deep breaths and try to convince yourself that you need to do this to survive, plus, if it lets you make a greater summoning circle it will in the long run reduce the number of people you have to kill.

    Tell the imp and the sprite to stay overhead, assist if it looks like the guards are going to kill either us or Sarai, but to make sure that no one gets away in the confusion.

    Ask Sarai her advice on the best way to attack. State you were thinking one of them should stop the wagon, either by cutting it loose from the horses or killing the driver while the other attacks the guards. Once the wagon is stopped they can then finish the rest of the guards off. Keep telling yourself this is necessary for the long term while you do so.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:08 No.7576746
    Yeah, except that I've posted to try meditating, and have been utterly fucking ignored on that front.

    And I don't think that killing the criminals is right either. But since we're currently trying to learn control, and we're inevitably going to leave a trail of corpses until we do, they're the least bad option as far as things to feed on.

    Also, why in the fuck do we have to become evil? I mean, evil vampires are as fucking cliche as whiny good vampires. I'd much rather try for Discworld-style vampire behavior, if we actually have that as even a remote possibility; the same possibilities as everybody else, except for the "going out in day" thing.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:09 No.7576747
    By the same token, it is also something that you can stop being.

    And I for one never suggested stopping trying to cease our feeding before the victim dies; I don't know why we've stopped trying, but we really should go back to it.

    Get ready, make sure everyone is hidden.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:11 No.7576773
    Yes. We should go back to trying to stop feeding before our victims die.

    Can we actually do that next time, UM? Along with, you know, actually trying to meditate? To find concentration aids? To do anything other than simply take the easiest possible route, and slip into being more and more evil as we do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:12 No.7576779
    He could use it on one of the horses to stop the wagon and provide a distraction. Scaring the horses would just put the guards on their guard.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:13 No.7576790

    You have my attention. Does this mean that we can use reverse psychology to get people to come to the castle?

    Though to be fair, Discworld vampires can live without blood. We need it to survive, otherwise we starve if there's nothing around or (I'm assuming here) we loose ourselves and go on a feeding frenzy.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:14 No.7576801
    my thoughts exactly, if we disable to horses that wagon isn't going anywhere.

    However, I doubt that a drug that works on humans will be potent enough to affect a horse. We should ask the sprite about this issue
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:15 No.7576809

    Exaclty. We need to know if it is strong enough to knock out a horse, if it is, we need a way for the imp or air spirit to apply it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:15 No.7576813
    >State you were thinking one of them should stop the wagon, either by cutting it loose from the horses...

    That's... rahter stupid idea. This chart is full of silver and silver isn't the lightest metal.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:15 No.7576815
    Let's put aside the question of evil.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:15 No.7576817
    Let's asses our situation. We have:
    - 12 well-armed royal guards, with maybe a few more hiding in the coach and wagon. As our adversaries.
    - one sprite with a blowpipe and control over nature magicy stuff
    - one assassin imp that can turn itself almost invisible, who carries deadly poison
    - a stealthy air spirit that goes almost unnoticed
    - one deadly, experienced vampire assassin
    - magic missile and inhuman strength ourselves

    I say we
    - sow confusion
    - immobilize the cargo
    - try to take out a lot of the guards with sneaky maneuvers
    - immobilize or weaken the rest
    - and once they're all dead, hopefully make off with our ill-gotten gains

    I think we should first discuss our group's capabilities with our allies.We should especially pay attention to mass subdual spells, or the possibility of enlisting nature's aid to e.g. spook the horses, and then stealthyly attack from multiple directions while making sure no one escapes. It would be great if we can lure them away from the road, as that would allow us to dispose of signs of the struggle easier.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:15 No.7576820
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    I already said that's how I prefer it myself. That's just who I am.
    In my mindset I don't understand why you'd want to.
    Fine, become the goody-two-shoes. Don't blame me when the boyfriend crushes our heart and leaves us to utmost despair.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:16 No.7576824
    I was thinking more of, you know, not having to be fucking evil.

    I mean, the other advantage the Discworld vamps have is that if they don't do something sufficiently unpleasant to make someone disperse their ashes, they can come back from anything.

    But we can at least take their lessons on self-control, on constructively channeling our obsessions, and on how to behave in public.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:17 No.7576836

    We can lift the silver. The humans can't, or at least not much of it at once. Without the horses, they can't get the silver out of our reach.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:20 No.7576844
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    I agree. As much as I'd like to read 'Uberwald Temperence League' quest myself, that quite clearly isn't an option in this world/setting. We're a Vampified 'heroes girlfriend' trying to survive in unlife, and find some way to do so without becoming a complete monster.

    Now; as we're supposedly the girlfriend of a mighty hero, I don't think we'd have much problem with killing evildoers ourselves; seeing as our boyfreind basically did that as his dayjob and all we complained about at the time was his hours on the job. So 'getting rid' of evildoers and feeding ourself at the same time would actually be a link back to the BF and our past life, when things were simpler (slightly).
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:32 No.7576874
    Try not to kill the guards if possible, they're only being paid to do their job. If one dies accidently or the other vamp makes a kill then it happens; but we shouldn't try and do anything deliberate. If we can get away with the silver ours and leave the guards snoozing on the empty cart, job's a good 'un.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:34 No.7576895
    We can draw 10 to 30 percents of blood volume. Beyond that, the victim needs magical healing (I suppose they can't do transfusions in this world) or it will die.
    That also means attacking more than four times as many people.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:35 No.7576912
    A good point, and one that I am in favor of.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:35 No.7576916
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    Guys the thread hit autosage long ago.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:37 No.7576935
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    Whole cart of that stuff? Cart is like really lot! Density of silver is 10.49 g·cm−3!

    This bitch weights 30 kg. There are obviously more than 10 in that chart! Even we can't just carry that much!
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:37 No.7576941

    We're caught in a bind there.

    If we leave human victims alive, the other vampires will kill us for being careless and starting a panic.

    We need to be able to summon a creature large enough to feed on without killing it in order for partial feeding to work within these limitations.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:37 No.7576945
    Attacking four people who all survive is far better then attacking one who dies. If all goes well, we might be able to drink from the four suvivors again in a week's time; so by the end of a month we've had just as much blood from four people, and all of them will still be around to feed off again at the end of NEXT week if we so choose.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:38 No.7576953
    Attacking, but not killing. And besides, maybe stuff doesn't work like that here. Maybe we can get closer to 40-60%; this is a world with Absurdly Spacious Sewers after all.

    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)18:38 No.7576954
    >>7576739 >>7576736 >>7576719
    After thinking for a moment upon various plans, you decide that you have an expert here that you might as well make use of. "Sarai, how should we do this?"

    She turns to you and gives a soft giggle. "Well, I was going to let you run the show, since you're the nominal employer here, but if you want some advice... go in fast. We'll spook the horses when they smell us, in case you didn't know, and the smell of blood will do even more. Guards have armor, but not everywhere. I can probably take out four or so with knives before they realize they're in trouble. After that, just don't stay in the same place for more than a second. We'll have to run down anyone getting away, so watch for that." She points to your servants as she says her last sentence.

    The imp speaks up. "I can handle that, Mistress. We've whipped up a nice little juice- you saw it yesterday. Stops 'em dead." It giggles, and the sprite gives a nod and hefts its stick. "I shall assist the initial attack with this, if you give the signal, and then attempt to magically impede anyone escaping."

    Sarai nods. "Sounds like a plan. You're with me, then, sprite; you two attack when you see us move." She crosses the road to conceal herself opposite from your stand of trees, in some grasses that you wouldn't have expected to hide a cat. The sprite has no more trouble hiding than she.

    After that, it is all just waiting. You hardly notice time passing as the warm night wind blows over you, though your imp seems restless in the branches above. The scent of the wild fills your nose, and everything is peaceful.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)18:38 No.7576959
    Eventually, you hear the rhythmic thumping of horses' hooves, and the wagon and coach you're planning to attack come into view in the distance. Two guards flank each of the wheeled conveyances, four ride ahead, and four behind. They all look tired, but are armored in well-polished breastplates and have sheathed swords at their sides. Their only light comes from torches attached to the wagon and coach; you realize that they must be practically blind out here. You'd almost forgotten how difficult it is to see in the dark, since none of those you normally speak to these days have a problem with it.

    You feel yourself tensing as the guards approach, wondering when Sarai is going to move. When it finally happens, you almost miss the knives suddenly appearing in the throat of the guards to the fore. You respond quickly, however- an uttered spell, and a magical bolt flies forward and catches one of the guards on your side of the wagon, throwing him off his steed.

    Then you see Sarai moving forward with blurring speed, and do the same. You are almost surprised that the force of your leap can carry you directly onto one of the mounted guards, and you direct your sword to his throat without a problem- he still hasn't even reacted! They are so slow!
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)18:39 No.7576966
    Cries come from the remaining guards, and they draw steel, but you can't help but notice how few they are. More than half were taken out in your initial assault. You jump onto the wagon, then swing your sword at the nearest guard- he manages to block in spite of your speed, but the force of your swing throws his weapon from his hand. You jump onto him and shove him to the ground.

    By the time you get up, the others are taken care of. Two seem to have managed to flee, only to topple off their horses when struck and paralyzed. Everyone else is paralyzed, injured too much to fight, or dying, and faint whimpers come from inside the coach- a glance inside shows an elderly, middle-aged man, probably an official of some sort.

    That was shockingly easy. Even if Sarai did most of the work, you took out at least three armored men on your own.

    What do you do?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:43 No.7577025
    Take the silver and get out of here, do nothing else to anyone. This is a robbery, and and we want everyone to think that this was JUST a robbery. Any extra killing Sarai wants will be for her to do, not another guilty rope around our neck.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:44 No.7577039
    God damnit, I hate moral dilemmas. Ask Sarai what to do about the guy, wait for her to say kill him, kill the dude and be sorry. Life goes on. We might as well drain them; they're already dead and it would be a shame to let their blood go to waste. Hide the bodies using the Sprite's magic. Start hauling the silver to the hidey-hole we found yesternight.
    >> meagers 01/13/10(Wed)18:46 No.7577065
    This is going to be a high profile incident. No drinking allowed. Just kill the official and begin moving the silver to the wildcat cave we found before. Pronto.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:47 No.7577069
    We'd still be responsible if we don't try to stop her. She is our employee and thus what she does is our responsibility what she does on the job.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:48 No.7577085

    Ask the imp and the sprite to take care of the official and check how much silver is in the cart.

    Lap up as much blood from the guards wounds as you can. They're blade wounds and there should be enough blood on the ground for it not to look suspicious.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:49 No.7577103
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    Choice between good or evil right there if I ever saw it.

    I don't care anymore. Let the people do what they want.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:49 No.7577117

    The guy in the coach saw us, and I somehow doubt we can let him live without tales about two supernaturally fast and strong women ripping apart the guards beginning to circulate - And we can't let that happen.
    Sarai probably wouldn't let him go anyway and she is the professional here - let's have her deal with him, but we should try to find out who he is first.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:50 No.7577118
    we just murdered a bunch of guards for silver. there is no good here.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:50 No.7577123
    Not really; the job ends when we leave here with the silver. If she hangs around after-hours without us or the silver, then whatever she does is purely her lookout and not our responsibility.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:50 No.7577127
    That's sort of what we have been doing. That you so very much for your permission. *rolls eyes*
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:51 No.7577140
    >glance inside shows an elderly, middle-aged man, probably an official of some sort.

    Don't kill him yet. Question him or try some midn probing on him. See if we can "befriend" him. Official might be handy...
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:51 No.7577145
    rolled 7 = 7

    Don't drain any of the guards or the passengers. We don't want this to look like a vampire attack. Even if nobody is going to find the bodies, it took us an hour to drain five men, we wouldn't have time.

    Instruct the sprite to help us hide the silver, bodies, and cart with nature magic so as we can retrieve it later.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:52 No.7577155

    We don't want the guy in the coach getting any funny ideas, should he survive... So let's do it out of his sight.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:53 No.7577165
    This is why we also need to work on our mind-magic.

    Simply fogging away memories should help us a lot. It would be even better if we could put in new ones, but that may be beyond what's possible in this world.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:53 No.7577176
    I do not think we have the mental powers for this...yet. Keeping him alive is a liability. Kill him and move the goods.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:53 No.7577184

    We don't need the cart - let's burn it together with any bodies that have obviously been killed by supernatural means.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:55 No.7577200
    Yes, we do need the cart.

    Which will be faster: us carrying the silver by hand, or us dragging the whole cart to the cave and unloading there?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:55 No.7577205
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    You're welcome. I was just pointing out that all the crap you've been spewing comes down to nothing unless you decidedly act on your good intentions. Evil is easy, good is hard.

    You wanted to do the good thing right? Let me help you once... I suggest using mind tricks on him to forget. If you lack the capability to realize that we have a good chance to make him forget everything and make him black out?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:55 No.7577213
    wait I have an idea

    what if we forced the guy in the coach to drink our blood?

    Worst case scenario we have to kill him (which we're probably going to do anyway)

    Best case, new human minion bound to our will. Maybe.

    I would suggest doing this away from the prying eyes of Sarai. Tell her that her work here is done and let her take however much silver she deems is proper payment, and release her.

    We can deal with the bodies ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:57 No.7577228
    There is the good way.
    Then there is an evil way.
    Then there is the VERY EVIL way. Which you provided.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:58 No.7577236
    An official that lost a shipment of silver is a bit of a liability, don't you think? For all we know, the local government is headed by Alan Rickman and his dull spoon.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:58 No.7577250
    carts leave tracks

    NOT leaving a nice set of tracks directly to our stash is like thievery 101.

    However, we do have a nature-sprite that can grow vines or other detritus over our tracks, but that's still too risky for my tastes.

    I saw we have the human carry it for us. That gives us time to experiment with him.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:58 No.7577252
    Wouldn't this make things more complicated? We have enough to worry about -- taking care of a fledgling vampire would be something we really do not need.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)18:59 No.7577268
    We should leave as little a trace as possible because stealing royal silver is quite the high-level incident. Question the official, the kill him off. Load up all the bodies, and off to our silver hideout where we stash away the goods. Have the sprite mask our trail, and as much of the evidence of a fight as possible. Then find a way to get rid of the coach and bodies. A fire might be too obvious, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:00 No.7577279

    We don't have the ability to change his memories. At all. We can slightly influence his actions, making him get up or move, but nothing more than that. No, if we wanted to be good we wouldn't have done this in the first place. We do what we have to to get by, and try to keep from hurting people if it doesn't get in our way.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:01 No.7577287
    Failing that, see if our imp can do any drug tricks to make him forget.

    Or, at minimum, to make anything he says suspect. I mean, if he's obviously trippin' balls when he reports supernaturally fast and strong women stealing the silver, are they likely to believe him?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:01 No.7577291

    haha, all valid points gents

    I was thinking of more of a vassal, he'd still be human, but would be spiritually or mentally bonded to our will. I consider it a better alternative than flat-out killing the guy, since we obviously can't let him go.

    And since we can't even reliably make someone cross a street, I think the mind-wipe option isn't really going to work.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:02 No.7577296

    A cart leaves tracks, a cart is damn hard to conceal. Two vampires should be able to shift a few hundred pounds of silver (if it even is that much) in a reasonable amount of time.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:02 No.7577304
    Look, we have the sprite obscure our tracks anyway.

    If they have somebody good enough to find us after the sprite does its work, then it doesn't matter if we had the cart or not. They'll find us.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:02 No.7577305
    the human is a middle aged official. he won't be able to carry much. he's just a liability at this point -- he's probably seen everything and we can't have any witnesses.

    as for the cart, burn it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:03 No.7577324
    Just drug the official to the gills. It doesn't matter what he saw if the people he tells think he was high at the time.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:03 No.7577329

    In a city that's had vampire scares in the past? Yes.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:05 No.7577351
    The mental abilities only control the subconscious from what we've seen. We only need to create enough pressure on his mind to make him black out for his mind to be muddled enough to forget. Its at least more merciful than killing.

    But then again people don't even seem to want to attempt it. All that talk about being good and now you do this? Shame on me for falling for it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:05 No.7577352

    They had a "vampire scare" in the city 50 years ago, and the people in the villages around the castle obviously knew about vampires.
    We could probably get away with it just this once, but if other stories about other incidents with a supernaturally strong and fast woman with a face that looks as if someone poured acid on it start to circulate, some pwople will begin to put two and two together.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:07 No.7577371
    I would say ask our sprite to mix up a drug or poison that induces amnesia.

    There are no obvious vampire marks on the victims, it would be easy to make it look like a standard robbery.

    The fact that the one man is still alive and "conveniently" can't remember what happened would make him look very suspicious, and direct attention away from us.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:08 No.7577381
    We really don't need another worry right now. And that is exactly what this official would be alive. We already have so many things that we have to do:

    Move the silver
    Heal ourselves without getting caught
    Find a lair of our own
    Find other means of learning magic

    We need to kill the official right now. We just murdered 12 people for silver -- keeping this official alive because we feel it will be an act of good is silly. Saving this one person isn't going to do anything, except give us more trouble.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:08 No.7577387
    This. This, a thousand times. The more it looks like a standard robbery - or even better, an 'inside job' - the more we get away with AND the less we have to kill or harm.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:09 No.7577396
    Well, the mental pressure is Plan A.

    Drugs are Plan B.

    Killing the poor bastard is Plan Only If Every Other Possible Option Has Been Tried And Has Failed.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:09 No.7577397
    Yeah, no. Just going unconscious won't make him forget what just happened. And if they worked on the subconscious then they wouldn't even realize what was happening, which those we've tried it on clearly do.

    Fine, we might as well try it. Hey UM, you hear that? Let's try to cloud his memories so that he doesn't remember the attack.

    Why the fuck do you give a shit anyway? We're doing what you wanted, right? Killing people without regard for anything. You should be ecstatic.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:11 No.7577427

    Unfortunately, whatever we do has to be permanent. If the amnesia or mind wipe wear off after a time, or someone finds a cure for it, we'll have lynch mobs patrolling the streets .
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:11 No.7577437
    Thread has auto saged to page five.

    We need a new thread or we rap it up for the day.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:12 No.7577439
    Except that none of the people have been drained. So even if they believe the dude about the "supernaturally strong and fast" thing, there are still lots and lots of other things it could be aside from vampires.

    Hell, it could just be human bandit women using potions for all they know.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:12 No.7577454
    If they wear off in a week or month or whatever, then it doesn't matter. Nobody's going to believe him when he changes his story.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:12 No.7577455

    We're probably going to have to kill him. Mixing drugs on the fly in the woods with no equipment is unlikely at best. We don't have strong mind whammy powers, and really we can't let anyone live through this.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:12 No.7577457
    gets my vote

    least morally detrimental, most practical, and best for reducing the footprint of vampires about.

    remember to scatter the horses and burn the carriage after we have secured the silver. We could also leave our short sword on the noble to frame him even better, and take a weapon from one of the dead guards for ourselves.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)19:13 No.7577470
    >>7576747 >>7576773
    I'm letting a bit slip here as a GM, I suppose, but part of how I'm running the addictive nature of blood is that unless someone specifically says to stop feeding, you won't. Every time.

    The meditation/concentration aid thing is something that you'll need a mentor or other source of information on.

    >>7577025 >>7577039 >>7577065
    >>7577085 >>7577117 >>7577145
    The decision on what to do with the surviving man doesn't immediately come to you, so you turn and walk to the wagon instead. It's not as though he's going to be able to run away. You pull back the canvas covering and reveal a dozen bars of silver- enough to recreate the summoning circle in Rhiannon's castle three times over, and probably enough wealth to purchase a fairly large building in one of the city's better districts.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)19:14 No.7577484
    Of course, not all the money is yours. When she notices that you're looking it over, Sarai moves to stand with you. "That worked out well." She reaches to her side and brings up a sizable bag the same color as her clothing with a thin rope attached to it- somehow, you'd missed that before. She slips two of the bars into it and then slides the heavy bag over her back. "That's it for me, then. The rest of the problems and rewards are yours. Be careful; there will probably be a patrol looking for these guys within a couple hours." With a smile and a wave, she runs off towards the city in spite of your stuttered protests.

    That puts rather more pressure than you expected on you. You look around- at least a few of the guards seem to have bled out, and several more have had the imp pounce on them with its envenomed knife as they try to crawl away. You find yourself salivating at the thought of their blood, but that would take quite a bit of time- time you don't have.

    You move to the coach and stare into the official's eyes. He looks at you in horror, and you try to ignore it while forcing your mind at his. "Who are you?"

    He stammers out, "J-Julian Valentinius, assistant magistrate at the silver mines in Sevdia."
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:14 No.7577488
    Adrienne's sword? Wasn't it a magically enchanted item? Leave that with the noble? Are you stupid?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:15 No.7577501
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    I've told you what my nature is and how I prefer it. Then I told you how we could help ourselves become more in control of ourselves during the draining. And you obviously needed some help here if you wanted to be good.

    I might prefer the path of the monster, but that doesn't mean I have to be a monster about it. Just call it a favour.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:15 No.7577505
    Form our past actions, it's safe to say that we aren't exactly lawful good, and this is a matter of (un)life or death. We have to make absolute, 1000% sure that not a word of this incident reaches the city. Sure, we can try some memory-manipulation, but even if there is just a small possibility that the effects wear off, we'll have to get rid of him.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)19:16 No.7577512
    You frown. He can't tell anyone else what happened here... another idea occurs to you, and you speak to him again. "Forget what happened here."

    He looks confused. "What? But you-"

    Well, that didn't work. You don't have a lot of options, and while you don't really want to kill in cold blood... you turn away. Then you look at the paralyzed guards. There's no time to drain them, you can't leave evidence, and you'll have enough trouble carrying off just the silver. You grab a bar, just to heft it; it is quite heavy. You don't think you can carry more than four at once.

    You turn to the sprite and imp. "I don't suppose that you have some sort of amnesia-inducing drug?" The sprite shakes its head. "Such things are difficult and exacting to create."

    You sigh. That puts paid to that plan. "I'm going to the hiding spot. Deal with everyone here." The imp gives a gleeful squeak and darts into the coach, and the sprite nods solemnly. You grab the bars of silver and start running.

    It takes about twenty minutes to reach the cave and throw the bars inside. Then you return. The bodies are still in place, but now all dead. Ignoring them, you grasp the next four bars of silver. Another half hour later, and you've returned for the last two.

    As you depart, you look at your handiwork. With no drained guards or fang wounds, it should look like an attack of some sort. The marks are strange, but there are no witnesses... Bryden's mandate not to reveal vampires should be safe.

    You trudge back to the cave, wondering at your decisions. Eventually, you stand inside it, your servitors beside you and a stack of silver bars before you.

    What should you do now?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:16 No.7577515
    eh, I dunno.

    The sprite didn't seem to have any trouble coming up with a murderous poison without even mentioning it too us.

    hell, it might know some natural magic that will do the trick.

    The point is, at least ASK the damn thing if it can do it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:17 No.7577516
    We can also, for example, bribe the man with some of the silver. He can always claim that the bit we gave him to keep was stolen with the rest, and use it on the downlow.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:18 No.7577528
    Why do some of you think that we can somehow erase his memory and it's all good? We can barely force someone to walk across the street with out mind powers! We are nowhere near the level we need to be to be wiping out memories permanently.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:19 No.7577548
    oh, alright then.

    Have the sprite cover the entrance to the cave with undergrowth to hide it, grab two bars of silver from the stash and head back to the city I guess.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:19 No.7577553
    Then that means Rhiannon must have had someone teach her, since you say that you can't learn it on your own. Maybe we should write and ask her about it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:21 No.7577574
    12 bars of silver sounds like a load we should be able to carry by ourselves (provided we're not talking about massive ones here) without the need for a coach. I say we have a number of horses and guards vanish with the help of our sprite (the most unnaturally wounded ones), then make it look like a scene of betrayal by stabbing the rest of the bodies with guard swords. Then we pile up the remaining bodies and the coaches, grab the silver and stash it away while one of our summons lights the remains of the battle scene up in a flashy fire.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:21 No.7577575

    Make sure the cave and our tracks are concealed. If we can somehow carry one of the bars without raising too much attention, we should take one with us when we return to the city.
    >> meagers 01/13/10(Wed)19:21 No.7577577
    Find out how much silver we need for the summoning circle, and set those aside -- hidden, of course.

    The rest we can take to Bryden and have him launder them. I think that's the service he mentioned to you earlier.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:22 No.7577586
    was probably her brother back before the lord made it standard policy to keep all his children separate from each other.

    Hell, it probably contributed to that decision in the first place.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:22 No.7577596
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    They'll notice a silver bar.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:23 No.7577617

    Take as much of the silver as you can carry over the walls and return to the crypt, hopefully it's enough to create a summoning circle or a greater circle.

    Have the sprite disguise the entrance to the cave with vegitation, as well as any tracks we've left in the area. Hide the silver under dirt or rocks if possible. Leave a minion to guard the cave and head back into town.

    Ideally we can just get a message to Bryden and have him send someone to collect the rest of the silver for us, and launder the proceeds. Less money for us, but also far less risk.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:23 No.7577623
    Give our servitors a standing order to remind us not to automatically drain our victims dry.

    Get as much of our silver packed for transport as possible. Anything we can't take back with us right now, we bury and then have the sprite grow something over the hiding place to conceal it.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:26 No.7577652

    Excellent idea. We should take a sword from one of the guards, with some creativity, we can probably make it so that most of the wounds on the soldiers look as if inflicted by one of their own blades.
    Then we should hide the ones with the most obviously supernaturally inflicted wounds and hide them, maybe they'll blame the robbery on deserters.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:26 No.7577662
    >Give our servitors a standing order to remind us not to automatically drain our victims dry.

    Well shit, why didn't I think of that? Might be a bit meta of us, but sure, let's give it a try.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:27 No.7577674
    we should hide the amount that we need for the greater summoning circle with the sprite's help. we don't need them right now because we need to procure a lair for it first.

    take 1 bar as evidence for bryden, and set up a meeting for the silver distribution for a later time.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:29 No.7577703
    They're like the dude at a Roman victory parade who was supposed to stand next to the general and whisper "remember thou art mortal".

    Except in this case it's "remember thou art trying not to be an utter monster".
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:32 No.7577780
    They had something like that? Huh, you learn something new everyday. Why did they do that though? Just to keep them humble?
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:35 No.7577830
    More to keep them from thinking they should rebel and overthrow the Senate or the Emperor, depending on the historical period.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:36 No.7577858
    Ah. Too bad they didn't have any for the Emperor. Caesar could have used a few of them.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:37 No.7577879

    Ooh, awesome idea. Try for a creature like that, and even if we accidently summon a cherub again, they get to act as our concience.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:39 No.7577899
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    Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus aka Caligula

    This boy could have used someone to tell him that.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)19:41 No.7577929
    >>7577652 >>7577574
    With the silver dealt with, you decide to return to the scene of your crime one more time. You gesture for your servants to accompany you, and move swiftly through the wilderness again.

    Once back, you give the guards' bodies a quick look. Several of their wounds are obviously not inflicted by blades; those are the most obvious candidates for vanishing. The horses are all scattered anyway, so you don't bother running them down. Grasping the guards' bodies, and you take two of them some distance away, then return for two more. They are dumped in a dip in the terrain, and you draw one of their swords before turning to the sprite. "Conceal these in the undergrowth, if you would." It bows, and you go back to the site of your attack, where you stab each wound inflicted so that they appear to have been made by the sword of one of the guards.
    >> Undead Monstrosity 01/13/10(Wed)19:41 No.7577938
    The work is somehow more gruesome to you than killing itself was. It feels dirty, like you're desecrating the bodies. You swallow and keep it up, however; you've done much worse than this.

    The wounds that you inflict only bleed a little, but a cursory look might be fooled, particularly in the dark. Hopefully it will at least confuse anyone investigating. You move off and conceal the sword with the other bodies, now largely covered in thick undergrowth- no one will be seeing them unless they step on them.

    >>7577548 >>7577575 >>7577577
    With that done, you instruct your sprite to conceal the cave containing the silver and return there, then heft the bars. You don't think that you could conceal even one of them effectively while returning to the city. You don't have any sort of sack or bag, just your clothing. While you want to take at least enough for a lesser summoning circle, it's not as though you have any place to put one of those, either.

    Regretfully, you leave it all to be concealed and return to the city, clambering over the wall without a problem and going back to Sarai's. You pause before the entrance as an idea strikes you. "Imp... when I'm feeding, remind me to stop."

    It looks puzzled. "What?"

    You repeat yourself. "Tell me to stop drinking their blood."

    It nods, and you go down to Sarai's crypt. You'll have to contact Bryden soon.

    ((But I am going to dinner, so that will be next thread. See you all in a couple hours.))
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)19:45 No.7578021
    Excellent! See you in the next thread. Someone make sure to archive this.
    >> meagers 01/13/10(Wed)19:53 No.7578156
    Thanks UM. Hope to see you soon.
    >> Anonymous 01/13/10(Wed)20:08 No.7578368
    I think he knew. And I think he new all his abuses would get him killed.
    There's indications that ceasar consciously let the conspiracy for his assassination unfold. He even dismissed his personal guard a while before.

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