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    30 KB I Was a Teenage Mind Flayer, Episode 2 Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)21:39 No.7989619  
    Last time, on “I Was a Teenage Mind Flayer”:

    Episode 1: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/7965941/

    You are a young mind flayer, spawned from the body of a drow female, trained to hunt and kill Gith. The Elder Brain, a super-intelligent entity that rules your Sept, tasked you with recovering the brain of one of your kin, who died far from your town. You selected an orc female as your thrall, armed her, and set out to recover the brain. Following the advice of your Brainmate, a portable fragment of the Elder Brain, you tracked down your kinsman’s killer: a stealthy, cunning Githzerai. You killed him and ate his brain.

    This is your character sheet: http://www.myth-weavers.com/sheetview.php?sheetid=184000

    You can find details on what your psionic powers do here: http://www.systemreferencedocuments.org/resources/systems/pennpaper/dnd35/soveliorsage/psionicPowers

    Time to feed.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)21:39 No.7989629
    You have gathered up the Githzerai’s possessions into a rucksack he carried, having identified all but the potion as psionically active. You have a minor gash across both your palms from his short sword, but the pleasure of your recent meal more than makes up for the laceration. Your orcish thrall, Asa, is moderately wounded, and is currently gorging herself on the raw flesh of the Githzerai.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:40 No.7989639
    can I rape it?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:41 No.7989658
    Look around for clues as to where the other mind flayer's body lies.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:42 No.7989662
    get ye flask
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:42 No.7989667
    Time to recover our slain kins brain and get it in the jar methinks.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:42 No.7989668
    Test the potion on our thrall. It may very well be a healing potion, and while the slashes along our hands will be bothersome, an injured thrall is only fit for food, not for protecting ourself.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:43 No.7989688

    Second. We can id the potion and deal with the rest of it later.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:44 No.7989693
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:44 No.7989705
    make the orc dance
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)21:46 No.7989742

    By eating the Githzerai's brain, you experienced his last few hours of life vicariously as the creamy, thick memories slid down your throat. As a result, you had a vision of him hiding the body in the storage room on the other side of the drow gateway.


    Choking down bits of Githzerai faster than she can chew them, Asa looks up at you with fear and absolute adoration. "A present? For me, master?"

    She takes the potion from you and quaffs it back in one gulp. Her flesh stitches itself back together, and she is healed completely.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:48 No.7989760
    Leave posthaste,having Asa lead the way. Send out telepathic pulses to detect any major lifeforms nearby that might lie in wait.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:49 No.7989776
    into the storage room to get the brain and possible other loot.

    Also, whats our thrall limit and can we make new ones?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:49 No.7989789
    I was just thinking about this thread... And I was going to study for a physics exam tonight, too. Oh well.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:49 No.7989795
    By "drow gateway," is this merely a mundane portal marking their territory, or something more?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:51 No.7989817
    Send Asa in first, we can always get a few more thralls.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)21:54 No.7989873

    You begin reading the thoughts of any minds within a 60 foot cone in front of you. Other than Asa's thoughts of fear-stricken devotion, you do not detect any other intelligences nearby.

    "Dutiful Asa," you intone in her mind, "It is master's wish that you go to the other wooden door."

    "As you will it, master." She collects her thunder lizard femur and walks over to the other door, and you follow a few paces behind.

    (You may concentrate on the Read Thoughts power to maintain it for up to 6 minutes. Do you carry the rucksack with you, leave it in the room, or command Asa to carry it?)
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)21:55 No.7989895
    Carry it ourselves, sling over back.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:56 No.7989902
    Should we preemptively disguise ourself as a drow missionary of some kind, or proudly remain a representive of the Elder Brain? The treefood were expecting a diplomat afterall.

    No need to disguise Asa... orc slaves are commonplace.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:57 No.7989934
    Leave it in the room, we can come back for it later. If Asa dies, we've lost our loot. If WE carry it (unthinkable) then it shall just weigh us down. Besides, if it's gone we know to keep a look out.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:58 No.7989938
    This. Asa needs her hands free to fight. We don't need anything free to mind blast.

    Also, keep the Read Thoughts power online. Just in case.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:58 No.7989952

    We represent the Elder Brain, made proof by our Brainmate. We need not fear the dark skinned freefood. They know that our death would be felt by the Elder Brain, and then they would have to deal with a pissed off Sept of flayers.

    No, we shall try and be as regal as possible, but not holier then thou. We are entering their domain after all, and we should tread lightly.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)21:59 No.7989963

    We carry it ourselves.
    Additionally, we should go over that gith's memories in the back of our mind, especially his memories of combat and discipline.
    You never know, even foods can occasionally learn something useful.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:03 No.7990016
    You hoist the rucksack over your shoulder with one hand, leaving the other free if need be. The burlap scrapes your fresh wound, but it is not an altogether unpleasant pain. It is incumbent upon you to savor all new experiences.

    Asa stares dully at the wooden door. You imagine she would continue to do so unto starvation if you so desired. She appears somewhat weary from the battle--harnessing her bestial rage has left her a bit fatigued.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)22:04 No.7990045
    Espaially anything rrelated to dungoneering.

    If we get just 4 points into dungeoneering, we will qualify for the Slayer prestige class. Its like a psionic Hunter. Which would be good because we have two levels of hunter.
    The Slayer class also gives good menifester progression.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:05 No.7990053

    Reflecting upon the Gith's memories grants you a measure of mental strength; you have absorbed a portion his training at resisting mental compulsions and psychic attacks.

    (You gain a +1 bonus to will saves for 24 hours)
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:05 No.7990067
    Command her to brake it down like it a cop movie.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:05 No.7990068
    sounds delicious.

    Command her to open the door.
    Thralls are easily replaced if something goes bad.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)22:09 No.7990134
    Open the door
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:10 No.7990158

    Asa opens the door and looks inside. You read her thoughts as she scans the room:

    box box stain box canvas bulge <thank you master for healing me> box peephole <master's approval is all that i seek> lamp box master

    She turns to look at you with a simpleton's grin.
    >> Hammerknife !7ITukp3Pj2 02/08/10(Mon)22:13 No.7990204
    Unrelated question, do mind flayer psionic powers work within an anti-magic field/are they affected by a disjunction
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:13 No.7990207
    Fire an arrow through the peephole, someone might be watching.Tell Asa to check the canvas.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:14 No.7990222

    good job Asa.
    We enter to examine the canvas as this is probably the mind flayer we were sent to find.
    We keep Asa nearby and scanning for danger.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)22:14 No.7990232
    >box peephole? canvas bulge?

    Sounds like probable hiding places for foes
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)22:16 No.7990250
    Yes, they do work. Because they are not magical. An anti-magic field only affects magic, not psionics.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:16 No.7990254
    Excuse me, a bolt. We are using a crossbow after all!
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:17 No.7990274
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:19 No.7990302

    You lift the canvas to find the corpse of the diplomat to the drow queendom, an old, experienced, and cunning illithid known to you by reputation. He was among the few in your Sept permitted to directly petition the Elder Brain, and among the very few whose orders the Ulitharid obeyed.


    I'm using the "Psionics is different" interpretation, so you have the advantage of bypassing spell resistance and anti-magic fields, and the disadvantage of having no tools at your disposal for directly opposing magic.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:21 No.7990324
    Killing a drow guard, should one be positioned there, might not be the best diplomatic manuver.

    Send her to stand directly in front of the peephole, weapon drawn. Then enter the room and get a more lucid perspective of the environment. The bulgy canvas may very well be our wayward graymatter.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:21 No.7990331
    time to loot the brain, and see what else is in here, have the thrall look through the peephole
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:21 No.7990344

    Wouldn't want to keep the Elder Brain waiting.
    We take his brain without delay!
    Along with whatever else is of value in the room, after examining it in depth as well, of course.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:22 No.7990357
    Resist urge to lick brain just a little
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:24 No.7990384
    So a mind flayer has no recourse if he comes across a wizard with 12th level spell slots and able to cast a quickened power word: kill
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:25 No.7990398
    Do we hear any thoughts when we look at the peephole?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:27 No.7990450
    Read people's memories about sexy times.

    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:28 No.7990468

    You set down the rucksack, kneel down, and dissolve your kinsman's skull with the corrosive secretions of your tentacles. Carefully, you unscrew the brain canister while commanding Asa to look through the peephole. She dutifully obeys, but clumsily bumps into your arm walking by you, spilling about three-quarters of the fluid in the brain canister.

    Asa looks down at what she has done, sees your glowering face, and falls to her knees in tears. "I am sorry, master, that I touched you, and caused such an accident! Please, spare me, though I am unworthy!" She tears at her hair, pulling it out in handfuls, wailing for forgiveness.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:29 No.7990486

    You hear no thoughts on the other side of the wall.


    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:30 No.7990491
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:31 No.7990513

    Assuming the brain won't keep without that fluid, we need to devour it. Can't let it go to waste.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:31 No.7990517

    We really need to work on making this orc woman smarter.

    For now we should probably order her to smash her ankle with the club and make her walk back on it then ask the Brainmate what to do about the loss of fluid.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:33 No.7990565
    Devour brain, break one of the thrall's knees.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:33 No.7990573
    Do not injure the slave - reducing a slave's fighting capacity will be a bad thing until we are home. what we should do is inform her she will be punished severely for causing a problem for the Elder Brain.

    Consult Brainmate about situation. It may be necessary to replenish the liquid somehow....make mental note to take up alchemy.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:34 No.7990580
    Punish later. First, we may have to settle for prioritizing the frontal lobes and memory glands if there isn't enough fluid for the whole thing. If some of this precious, experienced graymatter cannot be saved... well, we certainly wouldn't want it to go to wastOM NOM NOM NOM
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:34 No.7990581
    no lasting damage, at least none that would impair her ability to fight for us, but smack her round a bit with the tentacles, then see if we can still salvage the brain, if not, eats
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:34 No.7990591

    Is it possible to make do with what little fluid we have? And will his brain last for very long in its current state?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:37 No.7990638
    Maybe we can harvest fluid from the orc-thrall to replace the lost fluid? It's only fair.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:37 No.7990643

    Agreed. We should let her know that she will be punished, but hold off until we complete the mission. Even then, I would be weary of any punishment that could cause her serious physical harm, given that her strength is all she can offer us. Some form of mental punishment would be preferable.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:38 No.7990657
    Is the water replaceable?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:38 No.7990658
    I don't know if Elder would appreciate our bringing back its favored diplomat smelling all orky.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:39 No.7990680

    "For your failure, Asa, you must be punished," you hiss into the orc's mind. "Use the club master has generously provided you with. Shatter your ankle, and think on your error."

    Asa wipes away her tears and solemnly walks into the adjoining foyer. She sits down and lays her leg out straight, then slams the thunder lizard femur down on her ankle with the complete extent of her strength. She lets out a strained groan of pain, choking back her scream to avoid disturbing the master further. She stands up with a whimper and hobbles back to your side, her foot turned inward.

    Satisfied with your punishment, you ask the Brainmate's advice in handling the brain. "Your kin's brain can be preserved in less than the full amount of ichor, but the result will be somewhat inferior. Presenting the brain to the Elder in this state will require a very thorough and heartfelt apology, and you will need to return to Lagurno as rapidly as possible to avoid further decay."
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:41 No.7990734
    "Can we devour the brain? Or possibly replace the liquid? Or perhaps suspend the brain psionically so it does not wither?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:41 No.7990740
    >As rapidly as possible.
    >Just broke thrall's ankle.

    I thought the consensus was that we wouldn't do that. :|
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:43 No.7990788
    Ask her if she knows her own way back if so, leave her. The Elder Brain will not be pleased about the inferior quality. Might as well give it the best inferior we can manage.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:43 No.7990792
    I thought so too.

    oh well. let us return ASAP.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:44 No.7990797
    Fucking hell OP, please try to mediate the idiots with the smart people. Breaking the orc's ankle just made her useless to us.

    Leave her to fend for herself. We have to return immediately. Do so as fast as we can without risking the brain.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:44 No.7990801

    Quickly put the brain in the container and hurry back.

    Tell Asa we will have her ankle fixed once we're back home. In the mean time tell her to remember that we could have simply disposed of her, and to be grateful for the chance to prove her worth to us by enduring.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:44 No.7990817

    "No psionic means of preserving flesh is known within this fragment of the Elder Brain. Only the divine will of Ilsensine could accomplish such a task. To devour the property of the Elder Brain yourself would be a sin so unforgivable as to lie beyond all reckoning."


    Sorry, I tend to go with the first interesting response--if I waited for consensus before writing, my posts would be even further apart.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:46 No.7990839
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:46 No.7990841
    Pop open Asa's skull and replace the fluid with her fluid. Thrall's are a dime a dozen.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:46 No.7990849
    Make our way back to the Elder Brain post-haste.

    If Asa slows us down leave her behind. Thralls are expendable, but this brain is not.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)22:47 No.7990867
    Well then, I suggest we Stick the brain in, Find an improptu replacement for the fluid if we can, then GTFO.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:49 No.7990896
    brain in jar, haul ass back home, the thrall and catch up, tell her that if she makes it back alive and well she'll be rewarded and have had made us proud.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:50 No.7990910

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:51 No.7990925
    Kill Asa, use her cerebral fluid.
    Better to lose a thrall and have the diplomat's brain in pristine condition than to be slowed down by a busted thrall who will probably be eaten anyway before she has a chance to heal.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)22:51 No.7990935

    You lift your kinsman's brain out of its skull and sever the brain stem from the spine with a swift chop from your handaxe. You place the brain in the brain canister; ichor covers the lower third of it, and you watch briefly as the rubbery, lifeless brain regains some of its vigor.

    "We are returning home, Asa. Try to keep up; I will not wait for you."
    After lowering yourself and Asa back down the pit, you return to the cathedral. The illithid guards stand near the tapestry behind the alter that covers the hatch leading to your home.

    "Your mission was a success, then?" thinks one of the guards into your mind, raising a tentacle to indicate curiosity.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:52 No.7990939
    Thrall might lead others back to the Sept. Dangerous things, like Gith. I say extract her brain for sustenance so we can make it back quicker.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:52 No.7990952
    "Only partially" ask the elder brain for guidance
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:53 No.7990963
    Kind of. Encountered a Githzeri (w/e) that made things rough. I must return the brain immediately.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:53 No.7990964
    this is retarded.
    we are roleplaying a mind flayer.
    asa is expendable, let's use her brain juice.
    if you try to save everyone you're just going to piss off the Elder Brain for your incompetence
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)22:53 No.7990965
    Return Brain ASAP.
    >> NG Pally !!UB9AXCUn8mL 02/08/10(Mon)22:55 No.7990999
    Asa's been with us from the beginning. Goddamnit, take a stand /tg/
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:56 No.7991015

    Use her brain juice. We must carry out the Elder brains orders!!!
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:56 No.7991020

    We don't know if her cerebrospinal fluid is compatible.

    It'd suck if we ruined the brain by contaminating the ichor with orkish fluids.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:56 No.7991026
    >untrustworthy to a Illithid

    She's a thrall, lower even than a slave. She exists to serve our whims and she's been fucking up recently. We should discard her and get a better one as soon as we can.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:56 No.7991027

    Screw you, Pally. We are evil aligned. We do whatever we want.
    >> Devious Anon 02/08/10(Mon)22:57 No.7991031
    Nice, new thread!

    'To a degree'

    While responding, a thought about Asa:
    Can we get give her 'lessons' on thinking?

    Basically, give her a problem to solve while actively observing her thoughts, and directly guide them along quick, efficient analysis and problem solving.

    Basically, start working out her brain for creativity without interfering with her mental programming. Cool thing is brains work this way.

    Which is also why you should, from now on, whenever performing a task that does not require all of your mental facilities/in a combat zone, start devoting parts of your body brain to cosidering hypotheticals, basically ANYTHING you can do to keep your neurons firing as much as possible. You are a new Illithid, if you want to catch up to your older, smarter, more experienced brethren, you need to work for it.

    This is why you are pioneering new methods of molding thralls, after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:57 No.7991041
    ask the Brainmate first, he probably would know
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:57 No.7991043
    "Yes, now allow me to pass."
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)22:58 No.7991066
    Listen squidbrains: She just committed something akin to HERESY. If you were a Commissar you would have Blamed her on the spot. You are instead a super-advanced creature that comes from beyond men's imaginations, something DRASTIC and IMMEDIATE has to be done.
    >> Devious Anon 02/08/10(Mon)22:59 No.7991072
    A further consideration for the attempts to 'teach' greater mental acuity/problem solving: Make this one of the things you constantly work on to improve your own mental function. From now on,devote at least some attention to constantly presenting scenarios and problems for Asa, and work on improving her methods of approaching such.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)23:00 No.7991095
    This Char is LE, Pally.
    >> Devious Anon 02/08/10(Mon)23:00 No.7991109
    Practically speaking, irrelevant now. We already traveled back, so even if we killed her now, we would gain no further use from her cranial fluids, since the decay process has already been underway for some time.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:00 No.7991110
    "Only partially," you respond. "My business is urgent, and I have no time for pleasantries. The hatch, please?"

    The guard lets his tentacles lay flat on his chest in an expression of formality and distance. "Of course." They pull the duergar tapestry aside and turn the circular handle to the hatch--too slowly for your liking. They push the hatch door to the side and bow brusquely.

    Once inside the Sept, you feel the Elder Brain's familiar, constant presence return. It comforts you, even as your knowledge of its impending displeasure terrifies you.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)23:00 No.7991114
    Also this
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:01 No.7991123
    Eh, we've kinda moved on from "Training Thralls for Fun and Profit." Now we're considering cracking open her braincase to repair a cockup.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:02 No.7991134

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:02 No.7991137
    Formulate apologies. Do what it says.
    >> Devious Anon 02/08/10(Mon)23:02 No.7991146
    Start the mental exercises POSTHASTE

    You have a bit of a fuckup to deal with, it's true, but the more evidence you can present that you are learning superior thrall training methods could mitigate the situation.

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:03 No.7991155
    Blame the Gith.
    >> MarathonMan !!KXY0i5Og9kN 02/08/10(Mon)23:03 No.7991157

    The intelligence that comes with being an illithid does not make us a good creature, but we certainly have the sense to follow a path of enlightened self interest; kindness not for kindness' sake, but as a calculated measure to cultivate our needs. Even then, perhaps kindness is still too strong a word.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:03 No.7991163
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    (attached is a map of Lagurno)
    >> Devious Anon 02/08/10(Mon)23:04 No.7991175
    Wouldn't the brain already be as fucked as it's gonna get at this point? Since we are already back in the city?

    Also, wouldn't working on how to make thralls more competent help prevent future problems just like the one we had?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:05 No.7991201
    Practically speaking, we cocked up big time by letting her live. Not only do we have a rotten brain, but we let a slave go free, who is currently hobbling back to our homes with who knows what following it!

    Goddamn this is a train-wreck of epic proportions.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:06 No.7991215
    Now what?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:07 No.7991222
    We also should have learned divine spells, it is the one true weakness of the mindflayer.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:07 No.7991229
    There is a power that we should consider investing in - a simple, yet terrifyingly effective power called "Attraction". It has had many uses in the past. We should undertake study into alchemy so this travesty does not occur again, or at least we can prevent such an error on the part of our slave from causing turmoil once more. Finally, it may be worth our while to discuss with the Ulitharid options to make a thrall more useful - more intelligent with an even stronger bond to our race.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:07 No.7991232

    Appologize to the elder brain. Do as it says.

    Before we leave Asa to the ulitharid, tell her she did well to walk back on a broken ankle but that next time she causes such problems we will not be as lenient.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)23:08 No.7991254
    Asa is with us. She did not slow us down.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:09 No.7991266
    Follow orders, to the letter.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:11 No.7991295
    Find thrall, devour brain for not making it back sooner. Use lessons learned through her failures to train better thrall.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)23:11 No.7991302
    Study dungoneering with our impending free time.
    Four more points and we qualify for the Slayer Presigue class. Its like a psionic ranger. Which is good because we are a ranger.
    The slayer class also has great manifester power progression.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:12 No.7991309
    >thrall compromises mission
    >opportunity to sacrifice thrall to amend mistakes
    >pass up this opportunity, instead selfishly keeping thrall alive for ourselves
    >try to salvage mission by hurrying, but not until we command thrall to cripple herself

    I'm sorry OP I understand the time constraints but if you follow every bad decision anon immediately throws up we're gonna be on cruise control for doom. Remember, mind flayers are cerebral creatures. The first posts to come up will be from anon's heart. The latter posts come from anon's rationale.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)23:13 No.7991329
    Also stop by the temple and give praise to Ilsensine.
    >> Vaalintine !!Sj5q8Tl0dWU 02/08/10(Mon)23:14 No.7991343
    Wise anon is wise.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:16 No.7991369

    I've said it once, and I will say it again, why are you assuming that the thralls cerebrospinal fluid would have worked?
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:17 No.7991386

    "You will stay with the Ulitharid, Asa, and remember that master was kind to you this day," you scold her. "Not only did I not devour you on the spot, but I only required one broken ankle in payment. You will not receive such kindness in the future."

    "tHe %THraLL wiLl ReMain^three DaYS in #HEaLing." says the Ulitharid. "%YoU MAy RetRIeve it*No*SOOner*, and *No*LATer*."

    As you hurry to the Elder Brain's chamber, your terror mixes with pleasure at returning to Lagurno's silent, dark, damp halls. You unfasten your dampsuit and allow Lagurno's moist air in to caress your skin once more.

    The Elder Brain's chamber is a large, circular room without any doorway--you and all other illithid of this Sept do not travel down the Brain's hallway unless invited. This is your first visit to the Brain's chamber since you were drawn out of it for ceremorphosis.

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:19 No.7991420
    Nobody. But quite frankly the thrall should have been killed on the spot anyway. It's just protocol.

    The attempt at fixing the situation is simply trying to cover our own ass. "I know the situation is less than ideal, but time was short and I was forced into using materials that I had on hand."
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:20 No.7991444
    Because we are preserving the brain of a fellow mind flayer.
    Mind flayers are spawned from the bodies of humanoid creatures, you yourself were grown from a drow.
    Orcs are humanoid, and mind flayers can be spawned from them, therefore their cerebrospinal fluid would not have been harmful to a mindflayer brain.

    And it wouldn't have hurt to consult your Brainmate first, just in case.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:24 No.7991513

    Yeah, I did say consult the Brainmate, and if the brainmate had said "you can substitute fluid from another being" yeah, sure crack her skull like she's a soda can.

    Ass covering only works if it doesn't make the problem worse. If it does, it's called "Digging yourself deeper".

    Whatever. I've no interest in derailing this. Probably shouldn't even be posting this really... Ah well.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:25 No.7991531

    The Brain speaks into your mind as you enter the chamber.


    You walk forward, and from the bottom of a blue, glowing pool of viscous liquid, an enormous, tentacled brain ten feet in diameter rises soundlessly to the surface. You feel a surge of pride, awe, and sickening, quailing fear for the coming moments.


    You open the brain canister, displaying the diplomat's brain. It pulses weakly, firm with death's hardening decay. Fearing to look on the Elder Brain directly, you approach with eyes cast down, holding the canister out in front of you at arm's length.

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:25 No.7991541
    You know... we never did fully investigate that peephole back in the storage room. I wonder if anyone telekenetically sabotaged us.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:28 No.7991594
    Faced with a Githzerai opponent, we succeeded where another older, more capable Illithid perished. Yet we slew the Gith, and claimed some memories of their workings.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:28 No.7991600
    Welp, looks like we are dead.

    Next quest guys?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:28 No.7991611


    Grovel as best possible. Blame on thrall, but know in the end, a thrall is only good as master.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:29 No.7991618
    "Githzerai assassin! Killed embassador! Sabotaged our efforts to rescue!"

    /prepare for brain rape
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:29 No.7991631
    let's go out with a bang.
    >eat brain in front of elder brain.
    >reroll as a lawful stupid paladin since that's the only thing anon can rp
    >hug tom, repeatedly
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:30 No.7991653

    Tell the truth. After we killed the Gith and found the location of the diplomat from it's mind, our thrall knocked over the canister. We asked for instructions and were told to proceed with what fluid remained. We punished the thrall, and will accept punishment for our failure in our turn.

    Lying to the telepathic uber-brain is probably a bad idea. Not just because it won't work, but because it'll probably be taken as a profound insult.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:31 No.7991667
    We have accomplished what others could not, in the face of the Ancient Enemy - the race of Gith which we slew - and cannot be blamed for the mistakes of our nearly mindless thrall. If the thrall had been more useful, more effective, this mistake would not have occured. The Elder Brain knows these things as it knows our every thought and deed, and can see for itself the circumstances of our return.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:32 No.7991669
    It's not entirely our fault. Asa will probably bear the brunt of the punishment, and we pretty much agree that she's expendable. We should tell the truth.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:32 No.7991680
    Bad idea.

    Give an accurate account of what happened, but don't try to offload blame. Not taking responsibility makes things that much worse. Say the thrall bumped the jar, admit fault, and beg forgiveness.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:32 No.7991689
    Apologize like the fist of the north star. Explain that your thrall, wounded from the fight with the Gith, fell and tipped the brain jar, spilling much of the fluid.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:32 No.7991691
    >reroll as a lawful stupid paladin since that's the only thing anon can rp

    What the fuck is this shit? It wasn't the players who said, MAKE SURE OUR COMBAT TRAINED THRALL SOMEHOW DOESN'T LOOK WHERE SHE'S STEPPING.

    The shitstorm was foisted on us by the OP not by an inability of the players to RP.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:34 No.7991715

    Agreed tell the truth, this is the best course of action.

    Preface the bad news with remorseful language,

    "I submit totally to your judgment, I would not presume to know your mind, lend me a reprieve so I could serve you better, etc."
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:35 No.7991725
    I still think it was sabotage by a third party...
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:35 No.7991726
    yes, let's tell the elder brain that our compassion for our thrall was more important than our objective, that'll go over real well.
    let's give a little white lie, if we really must HAVE to protect the thrall: say that our wounded palms caused the jar to slip and spill fluid, and claim ignorance over how to replace said fluid. We hurried back as soon as possible to salvage the mission.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:36 No.7991742
    just say that we fucked up. should have not let the thrall interfere in our efforts to recover the brain. punish us accordingly
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:36 No.7991749
    No, we do not beg. The Elder Brain will either forgive or it will not. Honesty about what occurred, yes. But NEVER admit fault.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:37 No.7991765
    Do not lie to the Elder Brain. Not only would it know you're lying, but it would see it as an insult. Tell it the exact truth, and maybe it'll punish you a bit less severely.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:37 No.7991771
    Don't lie to the Elder Brain, it's going to know.

    Tell the truth about everything, apologizing profusely.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:38 No.7991773
    Yanno, if the elder brain wanted us dead it would have killed us after taking the diplo's brain from us.

    We're going to get chewed the fuck out, but otherwise I think we'll survive.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:38 No.7991780

    The elder brain with sense our deceit, we are responsible, but we can still be of use.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:39 No.7991797

    Tell the truth certainly, but it was the stupid orc that actually did. The Elder Brain knows this. The thrall should be dealt with now that we're safe in our lair. Others can determine if thrall's fate. Orcs don't make good food from what I remember.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:40 No.7991814
    We have nothing to apologize for. We are responsible, yes, but we will not apologize for the stupidity of a thrall.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:40 No.7991816
    if the accident seems contrived you are absolutely right.
    but that's what makes the game interesting, it makes you have to THINK about how to solve these kinds of problems.

    It's much more fun to solve these kind of dilemmas through roleplaying than to just grind through groups of enemies with intermittent sections where you have to solve some stupid riddle or cockamamie block puzzle some wizard made up.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:42 No.7991832

    You project to the Elder Brain an accurate account of your journey, without embellishment or elision.


    You feel small, carefully measured, but shriekingly painful portion of the Elder Brain's anger fill every synapse of your brain. You convulse and fall to your knees, seizing and howling in pain. In your jerking movements, you nearly drop the brain canister, but through the torture your sense of self-preservation maintains sufficient composure to hold onto the brain.

    (you are reduced to 1 hit point)


    You stand and, shaking, reach over the lip of the pool and let the diplomat's brain slide out of the canister and into the Elder Brain's pool. Its tentacles latch onto the brain and pull it down beneath the surface. The brain returns to the bottom of the pool, and you feel its presence once again.


    From the far side of the pool, three golems composed of gray matter retrieve spherical bronze brain canisters. They slide toward you with a squishing, slimy sound, and present you the canisters. They are labeled in Qualish.*

    (a language read with the fingers, like braille, which transmits information in much the same way Mind Flayers communicate telepathically)
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:42 No.7991834
    we should have considered that the extraction should be performed carefully. why we let a thrall stay next to us while we did it is beyond me. its our fuck up.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:42 No.7991835
    There are worse things than death sir.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:44 No.7991870
    Read the Canisters, to determine what type of boons these are.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:44 No.7991877
    We made the thrall stupid, instead of a meat-puppet. That's a cockup.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:45 No.7991896


    Also be very very careful until we heal ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:45 No.7991897
    Good meals kinda boon me thinks. Also, these are most likely chalk full of information. Delicious knowledge for us to process.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:46 No.7991912
    "Thank you, Master. We shall not fail you a second time."

    Take the boons and leave; we need some rest and some food, badly. Incidentally, what does the Qualish say?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:46 No.7991917
    read the hell out of those containers once they are fully presented to you

    jesus christ, three boons, hell yes.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:46 No.7991920
    Praise the power of the Elder Brain and thank it for the boons. Do not thank it for mercy, it might second-guess itself if it thinks it's being merciful.

    Find out what the boons are.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:47 No.7991929
    Be sure to convey our deep respect for our master, and his gracious boons, and for his firm but fair "hand" in discipline.

    Also read the boons
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:48 No.7991961

    "The last mage lord of Ychtheros"

    "正宗先生, master of the blade"

    "Krish of the Wilds"
    >> Melo The Yellow 02/08/10(Mon)23:49 No.7991979
    From now on, we bring two brain canisters.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:50 No.7991988
    should we leave the chamber before we do anything with the boons, or would the elder brain be please with us for eating them in front o fhim?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:50 No.7991999
    Are we allowed to read the canisters without anything bad happening, or will reading them cause some sort of contract to be forged that we may not agree to?
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:51 No.7992009
    do we get all three boons or just one?
    if we have to choose just the one, go for the mage, since magic is currently our weakness
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:51 No.7992016

    Remaining in the Elder Brain's presence for longer than it takes to perform your service is a sacrilege.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:52 No.7992029
    Then clearly we need to GTFO and quickly.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:52 No.7992030
    Ask the Elder Brain if it wishes to share in the sensory pleasure of our consumption of the boons.

    Performance Eating for the Elder Brain's pleasure might assuage what anger it has remaining for us.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:52 No.7992031

    You receive all three boons.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:52 No.7992038
    then make haste and retrieve your delicious boonage.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:53 No.7992040
    flayers dont like magic, if we can do something else besides it we should do that. dont want the elder brain pissed at us
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:54 No.7992063
    Thank the elder brain, collect the jars and skedaddle. Try not to trip critical fail and die on the way out.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/08/10(Mon)23:54 No.7992065

    You don't think the Elder Brain would enjoy that. You don't know what the Elder Brain does enjoy, but you don't think you could please it that way.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:54 No.7992066

    "正宗先生" translates to "authentic gentleman" in Chinese, according to my computer.

    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:54 No.7992076
    take the brain canisters that our ours, MAKE FLIGHT

    wonder eat the most sumptuous brain, save others for later when you get hungry again.
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:55 No.7992091
    Or, in Japanese, "positive sect teacher".

    Yeah, not sure how useful this'll be.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/08/10(Mon)23:55 No.7992096
    i agree with this
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:56 No.7992124

    Then we GTFO...
    >> Anonymous 02/08/10(Mon)23:58 No.7992155
    "Mr. (Indicating teacher) Masamune"
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:00 No.7992179


    Despite the arrogance of mind-flayers, I would prefer brevity to long winded prostration
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/09/10(Tue)00:01 No.7992200

    You leave the Elder Brain's presence and make your way, weakly, back to the Central Plaza. Your head throbs, and the large, burbling fountain in the center of the plaza is soothing. Your small room is here, on the top level of carved apartments reserved for those illithid who have not yet proved themselves to society.

    There are five exits from the Central Plaza: the bazaar lies to the east, the birthing pods to the west, Lagurno's workshops and laboratories to the southwest, and the Performance Eating Area to the southeast.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:02 No.7992222
    head home young mind flayer
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:03 No.7992241

    forgive my ignorance...

    "Performance Eating"?
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:04 No.7992251


    what to do for three days?
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:04 No.7992258
    Meditate by the fountain for a bit, try to figure out if it is a good idea to eat all three brains, or trade one or two of them away for goods and or services.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:04 No.7992263

    Head home, crack a canister and enjoy.

    Oh yes, don't we owe that merchant a vote in some Performance Eating contest? We should make sure we follow through with that.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:05 No.7992284
    I have a suspicion eating brains at home isn't the proper thing to do, at least when there is a designated eating area.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:06 No.7992289
    I believe we have yet to pay off our debt for our thrull's armaments gentlethids.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:06 No.7992290
    oh crap, remember to do that after like, 30 minutes of respite.

    gotta carry through on our obligations or we'll be punished by the elder brain... some more.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:06 No.7992292
    we should not eat the mage canister. that is probably the most valuable.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:06 No.7992294
    You know that scene from Hamlet, with Yorick's skull?
    It's like that all the time, but with less lines and a lot more graphic.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:07 No.7992319
    We should head home after a moment of reflection at the pool.

    When home eat the mage goodness, and see the effects.

    Find out more about the information on the canisters, a library maybe

    And yes follow through on that performance eating thing
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/09/10(Tue)00:10 No.7992368

    Because of the expense of acquiring a wide variety of brains, most illithids eat a thrall's brain every two weeks or so, supplemented by other forms of nourishment. These brains are bland and uninteresting, but they provide all the needed nutrients. When more exotic brains become available, they are fed to Performance Eaters, who telepathically transmit the experience to the audience.


    Since you just ate, you won't be hungry again for at least a week. There's nothing stopping you from gorging yourself, however.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:11 No.7992393
    >telepathically transmit experience to whole audience


    I think we should use the mage brain there. can we do that transmit-brain-image thing?

    Also, vote for that goddamn guy before it's too late.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:11 No.7992398
    they are worth cash money
    we need all the barganing chips we can get.
    go see the performance eater and enjoy the show.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:12 No.7992401
    Go fulfill debt, then enter performance eating contest with one of our new, very delectable, brains.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:12 No.7992420
    Illithids don't have currency if I remember what OP said last thread correctly. Besides, even if they did, fuck your shit let's eat 'em up.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:13 No.7992426
    we may not have the talents to do so.

    can we even participate in this contest?
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:13 No.7992428
    Hide the canisters, go vote
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:13 No.7992432
    We can't enter the contest considering we need to vote for that one guy. By the way OP, what debts do we have to pay off overall again?
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:14 No.7992444
    if we CAN, we should. but first we should vote.

    I say we eat the mage brain- it sounds the most delicious, and it would earn us the most points in the brain eating competition.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:14 No.7992447
    That's all, and we need to vote to get this guy to be a judge, not to win.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:14 No.7992450

    Will eating a brain bring us back from 1hp?

    If not, how to we heal?
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/09/10(Tue)00:15 No.7992466

    All illithids have the ability, but few have any talent at it. Your ranks in Profession (Cook) grant you a +2 synergy bonus to the Perform (Performance Eating) skill, so you'd have a +6 bonus to performance eating.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:15 No.7992469
    Oh right. In that case sounds good to me. Go for mage brain in the contest.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:16 No.7992492
    then maybe we should offer the mage brain to the guy we are voting for. we dont want to beat him. that would be bad.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:17 No.7992501
    I knew we went Profession Cook for a reason.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:18 No.7992507
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    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:18 No.7992509
    No no no
    The deal was to vote for him to be one of the judges.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:19 No.7992517
    also this thread has inspired me to make an illithid themed dorf fortress. gonna make an elder brain pit, and cages for the elves. mmm. delicious hippie elf brains.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:19 No.7992525
    then, vote for him, enter and win, MAXIMUM PROMOTIONS
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/09/10(Tue)00:19 No.7992533

    Your Body Adjustment power allows you to heal 1d12 hp of damage for 5 power points.


    You owe the merchant selling bonecraft weaponry your vote in the elections for Performance Eating judges. He threw in armor and a shield as a "gift", which means that he expects you to go above and beyond a bit, as well.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:20 No.7992541
    Guys, GUYS. These boon-brains will give us powers.

    "Krish of the Wilds" sounds rangery. Let's eat that.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:21 No.7992563
    Dunno, I'm thinking we should save these for Performance Eating. Are there rounds or do you only get one shot at it, OP?
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:22 No.7992567

    We've got three days to kill before our thrall is back from the shop. Let's just focus on healing ourselves for now. We can decide what to do with the brains when we're not in danger of being killed by a stiff breeze.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:24 No.7992591
    Let's check out to see if there's some sort of tournament going on at the performance eating area.

    We got 3 brains.

    We got 3 days.

    A brain a day keeps the shoggoths at bay.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:24 No.7992594
    We got some spare power points. Toss a few heals on ourself and then time to go off and vote.
    >> NerveCluster4 02/09/10(Tue)00:25 No.7992612
    practice with one brain.
    give one to the guy we are voting for
    use the third at the performance.
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/09/10(Tue)00:26 No.7992623

    You command your brain to repair the damage caused by the Elder Brain's punishment, and instruct your hands to knit themselves back together with the neural matter that pervades your entire body. You exert the majority of your remaining psionic power, and are fully healed.
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    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:31 No.7992711

    hmmm... how do we go above and beyond for a judge?

    a particularly good brain eating performance?

    fake two votes?
    >> Elder Brain !nd39fJvVDI 02/09/10(Tue)00:34 No.7992740

    And with that, I'm hanging up my tentacles for the night. Check back Thursday evening for more brain-eating, thrall-keeping, mind-raping fun on...

    "I Was a Teenage Mind Flayer"
    I'd like to take a second to respond to the cries of RAILRODAN from a few posters. I'm actually rolling a pretty outlandish amount of dice here and letting them fall where they may. I may interpret them in ways that I think will be entertaining, but that's as far as it goes. I didn't plan for the brain ichor to get spilled, but when the die came up a 1, I think it resulted in a more interesting story. Now, that's probably the last time I'll directly reference the dice, because I think the thread reads better if I don't show my work, and it would only annoy the posters who don't understand all the details of D&D.

    Thanks for posting, you devious, sadistic fucks. I hope you've enjoyed the game so far, because I'm loving every gooey second of it.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:35 No.7992747
    Hey OP:

    Take us to the Performance Eating area and
    1) Give us a description of the layout
    2) Find out the when and how for voting for a judge of the performance eating contest
    3) Find out how performance eating is performed, is our mind flayer a total noob, or can he perform without totally embarrassing himself
    4) Find out the when/how to enter a performance eating contest
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:37 No.7992768

    it's just like my DnD campaign where there was a three session detour to get to the all-you-can-eat-crawdad contest.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:39 No.7992796
    >give one to the guy we are voting for

    Dude, he sold our thrall some gear. We don't needs to go sharing our goddamn boonbrains with him.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:42 No.7992835
    We should hold onto the mage brain. Its not that flayers are incapable of magic, but that they don't see any use for it. As noted before, psionics are intrinsically different from magic and offer little protection from each other. Eating it wilst meditating on tomes of magic (probably not easy to find considering flayers lack of need for them, but not expensive for the same reason) could be the beginnings of survival-increasing diversification.

    Also, the common fate of all flayers is to become a snack for the Master Brain. There are those, however, who escape this fate by becoming liches. To do so would require ...arcane knowledge.
    >> Anonymous 02/09/10(Tue)00:46 No.7992890
    Getting caught studying magic tends to get you branded a heretic, doesn't it?

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