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    267 KB A Frost Giant is Thee ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)16:31 No.8311245  
    rolled 4, 3, 4 = 11

    You are Maya Terrasdottir, a human-turned Frost Giant stuck in a fantasy world of war and magic. You are a mage beyond peer. You have faced death. You have come back alive.

    Previous Thread:

    You wake in the familiar comfort of the Hall, your eyes slowly fluttering open at the sound of voices.

    “I just wouldn't know where to start. This is... Above and beyond anything I've ever seen,” Says one, somewhere off to the side. It's hard to see his face.

    Another speaks, in front of you. “Do what you can. We can't-” He notices that you're awake, and catches himself. He leans closer.

    It's Sahl, his face creased with pity and concern. “How are you feeling, Maya? What happened?”

    You feel numb all over. Your arms and legs refuse to move, though you know they're there. All you can do is nod your head, and try to speak. It hurts to move your jaw. It feels oddly heavy, like there is a weight pulling it down. You manage as best you can.

    >What do you say?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)16:34 No.8311301
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    rolled 2, 2, 5 = 9

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)16:39 No.8311382
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    rolled 3, 1, 1 = 5

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)16:43 No.8311437
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    rolled 3, 4, 4 = 11

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:00 No.8311680
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    rolled 4, 3, 5 = 12

    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:02 No.8311702
    I knew I should have been keeping up with maya threads, what the hell was I doing studying!
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:03 No.8311733
    rolled 3, 2, 1 = 6

    I'd say studying is generally more important than a Quest on 4chan.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:08 No.8311818
    "hey guys, what happened?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:09 No.8311841
    >The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)17:11 No.8311874
    It's same for me too, and since I slept through most of last day thread, I have no idea what happened.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:12 No.8311883
    rolled 5, 1, 1 = 7

    "Hretmar brought you to us," says Sahl. "Vasian has heard nothing from him, though it is obvious that you were attacked."

    Worked fine an hour ago. Does that happen often?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:14 No.8311925
    rolled 1, 5, 5 = 11

    New link:
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:15 No.8311933
    "How long have I been out?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:18 No.8311997
    rolled 1, 2, 4 = 7

    "Since you were brought here? Several hours. You should have arrived at the ruins yesterday, if I recall." Sahl looks at you with a worried expression. "I don't want you going anywhere alone or unprotected. It is too dangerous, especially now."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:26 No.8312129
    How messed up are we?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:28 No.8312161
    "what do you mean, dangerous?
    Is it a fire elemental or something?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:30 No.8312179
    Ugh, I'm so far behind the only way I'll catch up is if someone novelizes the DM's posts <hint><hint>
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:32 No.8312219
    Oh, I'm fine really
    Where are dose kobolds- lemme at 'em. I'll teach them a thing or three
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:34 No.8312256
    Long story short, we got our blue ass handed to us by a fire-
    Hretmar pulled our bacon out of the fire though
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:35 No.8312263
    rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8

    A quick glance confirms that the majority of your body is wrapped in faintly-glowing bandages, presumably provided by Jerith. Your arms and legs are thin, bony things, hard points pressing against the white material. Your chest and midsection are wrapped as well, your ribs jutting out like fingers curling around your body. Everything is numb.

    Jerith speaks from somewhere in the shadows. "I can fix it. Don't worry. You'll be fine."

    "There are incursions all over the countryside," says the elder, shaking his head, "Wherever you go, there will be a great risk."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:38 No.8312303
    Shit, this worse than I expected
    "Is the village safe?
    Do we need to use the tunnels?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:38 No.8312306
    rolled 4, 1, 3 = 8

    You went to explore the ruins halfway to Ellever, on an endurance run with the pieces of armor you had acquired during timeskip. There, you were attacked by an immensely powerful creature of fire, and nearly died. While unconscious, you spoke with an unknown being, who knew that you were originally human, and didn't belong here. You rejected death, and Hretmar saved you, bringing you back to town.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)17:38 No.8312317
    Hmmm, this sucks.

    "There's been more incursions? Is it the Furosians?"
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)17:41 No.8312354
    If we needed to use the tunnels, I'd suspect we'd be in them now. Then again, I guess we don't know that we're not. SubProc, what're our surroundings?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:43 No.8312376
    "Don't need it- s'just a flesh wound.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:46 No.8312416
    "How bad is it?
    Be honest."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:47 No.8312435
    rolled 5, 4, 5 = 14

    Sahl sighs. "There is no way to know if we are safe. The Demons may appear at any time, rising directly from the ground. We can defend ourselves," he tips his head, and Eron comes into view, holding a menacing-looking crossbow. "Now that we have the tools. But we cannot stop the earth. If there is an incursion here, we can only run."

    "There is no way to know for sure. But it is a prominent rumor."

    Eron stows the crossbow, saying, "Internal garrisons are being reinforced. Whatever's happening, the threat is serious enough to warrant pulling men away from the front."

    You're in the stone Hall, resting against one of the walls. There are several people around you, most of them hidden by the dark.

    That is concerning, because normally you can see clearly if there is even a little bit of light.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)17:47 No.8312438
    Well, I guess we should just timeskip until we are in somewhat decent shape, than start on recovery.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:48 No.8312447
    rolled 1, 4, 6 = 11

    Your injuries? The incursions? Both?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)17:50 No.8312485

    Both, please.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)17:52 No.8312515
    Clearly the injuries have damaged our eyes. Also, damn Furosians, just when we were winning, too.

    I'm interested in both.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)17:57 No.8312597
    Oh gods
    Are we blind?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)17:59 No.8312635
    rolled 4, 5, 2 = 11

    Jerith explains, in his best bedside manner, what shape you're in. Your arms, legs, and torso are badly burned, in some places down to the bone. You've lost most of your muscle mass and almost all of your nerves in your limbs. The armor protected your torso and head somewhat, so the damage is not as great there. The heat damaged your eyes severely, and you've lost most of your hair. It will take at least three weeks of constant effort to put you back together. Even then, it won't be perfect.

    Eron suggests that you get the armor implanted, like one of the army experimentals. Sahl rebukes him for wanting to turn you into a 'monstrous war machine'.

    As far as the incursions, they are growing more numerous and calling more creatures. Earth mages are being summoned from all over the country to assist in sealing the pits, and the great universities have entered a partnership with the Conclave to find a way to predict the invasions, locate them, and turn them back before they come to a head. Most of the guilds are being contracted to provide support for the military.

    Perin is now throwing almost as much into this war as it is on the Southern front.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:01 No.8312672
    Now are you happy that we planted apples?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:02 No.8312687

    Since suptg's still fucked up, you'll be running this quest tomorrow too right? I'm too fucking sleeepy right now.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:04 No.8312724
    rolled 2, 1, 3 = 6

    I will, yes.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)18:04 No.8312729
    "But to get the armor implanted, we'd need a specialist, right? And where'd we find one who would be willing to operate on me?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:04 No.8312731
    Off the wall option: Have our guys bring us to the authorities. If the kingdom is in deep doo-doo and our friends vouch for us, we could get better healing done, and fast-forward into acceptability.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:05 No.8312753
    "Do the implants- that way at least something good will come out of this mess,"
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)18:06 No.8312756
    hmm.. monsterous war machine?

    no, no, probably gives a bad impression.

    Make best effort to nod and acknowledge the reports of our ill health, put on a brave face about it. Or a brave blackened cinder.

    Then we should flex those spiritual/mental muscles we have left to reach out for Hretmar. He deserves a big thank-you.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)18:06 No.8312769

    Rest for three weeks.
    Nevertheless, we should try to learn whatever we can while we are bedridden.

    On the other hand, we shouldn't try to fight the symptoms, does anybody have an idea what is causing these incursions?

    By the way, who did we fight last thread?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)18:09 No.8312804
    What seemed to be some sort of deity.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:10 No.8312817
    Maybe we should consider expanding our group of celestial allies
    Other reasonable gods of cold
    Earth based gods of craft
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:12 No.8312856
    vote, no implants-
    no one will want to marry us ;_;
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:12 No.8312858
    New guy jumping into the quest, armor implanting sounds pretty sweet for a frost giant.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:12 No.8312867
    What, nobody else thinks its a good idea to introduce ourselves to the newly troubled kingdom?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:12 No.8312872
    rolled 3, 1, 4 = 8

    "In the city," Eron replies, "Where anything and everything can be done for a pittance. I passed through several on my way here." He laughs. "You would never believe what I've seen."

    You would have to wait for a person with the necessary knowledge to be found. Or, you could have Vasian and Jerith do their best, and see what happens. Either way, you'd need to decide whether you wanted full coverage or a less-noticeable 'vitals only' type, or something in between.

    You take the news bravely, glad that you're still alive and still where you belong.

    The light of Hretmar is just out of reach, avoiding your hand. It whispers of exhaustion and sleep.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)18:13 No.8312884
    So... The nation is sealing holes. That sounds more tactical than strategic. We may need to supply the strategic.

    Would the twins have any contacts in the military who could potentially provide additional information regarding the incursions which we may not have or would otherwise be classified? Ex, any plans the military may have to prevent further incursions?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)18:16 No.8312938
    I'm against getting armor implants. I suppose we should rest for three weeks and see how the recovery goes.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:17 No.8312946
    rolled 5, 1, 2 = 8

    It is most likely that the incursions are being caused by Forus. Their mages are mostly fire-oriented and they stand to gain much from embroiling Perin in a battle for survival within its own borders.

    There are many options available. The experimentals Eron had experience with were fully-armored, their skin almost entirely replaced with enchanted steel. One of the members of his unit got a sort of soft armor inserted beneath the skin of his forearms, and if it wasn't for the scars, you would never know they were there.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:19 No.8313004
    rolled 3, 4, 5 = 12

    The twins have quite a few contacts in Intelligence. Getting in contact with them would require a week or so, if the 'distance link' operated by Bell's mages is used, or a month or more, if they resort to standard mail/direct contact.
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)18:21 No.8313022
    It's time we reveal ourselves to the local garrison commander, even if it's only via letter. Let him know that we've got some limited earth magic and would be willing to assist in any way as soon as we recover from injuries sustained "battling the fire demons."
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)18:22 No.8313041
    Yeah, we should get the intel on what our country is planning, so we can help/stay out of the way/etc. depending on what they are.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)18:23 No.8313061
    My vote is no to any kind of implanted armour. As long as we can't get GITS quality body armour, augumentation isn't something I'd like to do.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:23 No.8313072
    I am going to sound a little bit like a broken record, buuuutttt....
    this is the perfect opportunity to get in contact with the powers-that-be. They're in trouble. The twins could get us in contact with the military, which, seeing the trouble up close and personal, is likely to be in a very pragmatic mood. We're seriously wounded (ie not a threat) and our friends will vouch for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:24 No.8313080
    Do not reveal our existence while we are severely injured. After we heal from our current set of injuries, maybe; right now, no. That would leave us, and the town, utterly helpless in the face of whatever potentially hostile response the military decides to make.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)18:24 No.8313082
    Hm, may not be bad idea to send letter from "young adventuring ice/earth mage/warrior", omitting the whole being giant thing, about how we want to help. Omitting our location as well.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:25 No.8313092
    rolled 3, 5, 3 = 11

    How much information do you want to give? Are you planning to out yourself as a Frost Giant or stay relatively anonymous?

    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:25 No.8313103
    My vote is for vitals only/subdermal armor. It'll be a nasty surprise for any enemies and won't be too much of a bother.

    It's not like we're not already going to have some nasty scarring from the burns.
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)18:26 No.8313121
    Before our minor screw up last night I was thinking we might even get a sword forged out of magma steel and see about putting an ice enchantment on it. The idea being that it would make a good gift to the commander considering what the local problems of late.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:26 No.8313122
    rolled 4, 1, 4 = 9

    Scarring will be minimal, as long as you don't remove the bandages for the next three weeks.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:27 No.8313129
    Yes! Not a lone voice anymore!
    If we go for more direct contact, we might get more thorough healing. Plus the burns over 90% of our body lend support to our story at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:28 No.8313138

    Also, see if we can contact other ice gods
    This incursion of fire must be kicking up a shitstorm
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)18:28 No.8313141
    As soon as you said "subdermal" I started thinking shadowrun.

    SubProc: Will armor implants affect our ability to cast? (Note, this is not a personal vote for or against)
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:29 No.8313166
    But we're still an ice giant!
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)18:30 No.8313180
    Remain Anonymous for the most part. Our name and profession would be enough for now.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)18:31 No.8313204
    If we have the word of the twins behind us, I guess we might as well admit that we're a Frost Giant. With all this chaos, I doubt they'd waste valuable resources to try and attack us or something, especially if we're wounded. Not that we necessarily have to say that we're wounded.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:31 No.8313209
    rolled 1, 6, 4 = 11

    Added to list.

    They will not affect your casting abilities, except to increase your stamina by forcing you to carry extra weight.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:32 No.8313222
    what if any permanent stat/ ability damage have we taken?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)18:33 No.8313234
    Remain as anonymous as possible. Give them only enough information to communicate with- and deploy us efficiently.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:33 No.8313246
    I'm all for arranging (via mail) a face-to-face meeting. Let's negotiate terms of service(because that is what will happen, we will be recruited). And yes, let's admit we're a frost giant.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:34 No.8313263
    >>increase your stamina by forcing you to carry extra weight

    Am I reading that right?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:35 No.8313269
    omit frostiness,
    no armor implants,
    srsly we wanna get MORE fucked up?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:36 No.8313284
    See if we can somehow contact the elemental forces of Air, Water and Earth and bargain with them to do something to drop the amount of Fire in our local region.

    It's a damn shame we're in the wrong universe to contact the Avatar Spirit, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:37 No.8313298
    More importantly, how much will implants delay our recovery time? Our long-ass list of things to do has just gotten longer anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:38 No.8313322
    >>more fucked up

    Doesn't sound like getting the covert armor implanted will screw us up much if at all. And having armor can keep us from getting fucked up.

    Can we have the soft subdermal armor enchanted, and wear normal enchanted armor over it?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:39 No.8313331
    rolled 1, 1, 6 = 8

    Time will tell. There is no way to know if you will be permanently impaired until Jerith has done all he can.

    It would be a double-edged sword. The armor would increase your weight, forcing your body to keep up by upping muscle mass and energy reserves. However, once you were exhausted, it would be even more difficult to move.

    Consensus on contact? Perhaps it would be better to notify the military that there is an earth mage who is willing to help, but needs time to recover (for whatever reason), and leave it at that.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:41 No.8313371

    contact the local mill using twins as intermediary's they were reasonably high in the Intel section they should have contacts who can help
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:42 No.8313380
    rolled 4, 5, 5 = 14

    Added to list.

    If the armor (whatever amount you wanted) was implanted quickly, your skin would simply heal over it, and recovery time would probably not be affected. If you wanted a specialist to do it, that would probably happen sometime after three weeks have passed, so you would need to recover again.

    Yes, that is a possibility.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)18:42 No.8313381
    Eh, sure. But sooner or later we'll have to let them know that we're a Frost Giant; we want them to learn that on our terms, not from another soldier who sees us and reports back.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:43 No.8313390
    Forget the plates. Most of the stuff we have trouble with won't be slowed down too much by them anyway.

    If contact absolutely HAS to be made at this point, the "an earth mage wants to help, but needs to recover" story is the way to do it. I don't think it's a good idea, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:43 No.8313399
    "Do the other villagers know?
    About what's happening?
    About what happened to me?"
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)18:43 No.8313401
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)18:44 No.8313407
    >Consensus on contact? Perhaps it would be better to notify the military that there is an earth mage who is willing to help, but needs time to recover (for whatever reason), and leave it at that.

    Yes. Good enough.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:44 No.8313410
    I'm all for us coming in from the cold. Let them know we're a nonhuman race, we're an earth mage and we're physically powerful. Oh yeah, and we got hurt fighting something firey that climbed out of the ground, so we need medical attention AND would love to help against the firey menace.

    Think about this: right now we're keeping some of Dreamwood's more potent defenders out here, where they can't help if something bad happens in Dreamwood. Its time we joined the larger whole.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:45 No.8313428
    We might as well out ourselves and offer our aid when they're most vulnerable and can't afford to refuse it. We might not get a better chance.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:45 No.8313437
    rolled 4 = 4


    No no no, no implanted armor. Sahl's comment about 'monstrous war machine' is exactly how the rest of the world would see such a thing. We already have a difficult time with new people because we are a frost giant, and frost giants are known for being rowdy primitives at best, monsters at worst. Anything that makes us less sympathetic to humans is a bad thing for our long-term integration plans.

    Also, see if they can hire a second healer to help Jerith. Even cutting a week off the recovery time would be very useful.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:45 No.8313439
    on Nabokov scale of fucked-up-ness
    being a fa/tg/uy stuck in the body of a female frost giant mage trumps being a fa/tg/uy stuck in the body of a female frost giant mage with subdermal armor implants
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:46 No.8313447
    Implanted armor = bad idea right now.

    I think we'd better let our shattered body recover before thinking about fucking it up more.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:47 No.8313466
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:49 No.8313485
    rolled 34 = 34

    >However, once you were exhausted, it would be even more difficult to move.

    This happens to us with distressing frequency. -1 to that.

    (Also keep in mind that 'monstrous war machine' is not the sort of reaction we want people who know about us to have. There's something visceral (pardon the pun) about people's reactions to that sort of thing, and we're operating under enough of a handicap in that area as is.)
    >> Kel 02/27/10(Sat)18:49 No.8313490
    I agree we should contact the military, but without revealing who we are. I see no point in just saying 'here's an earth mage, hope you'll remember me after 3 weeks full of demon attacks', so let's ask if we can provide some out of combat support like giving power to a spell or scouting out locations. We'll also gain valuable intel on the side.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:50 No.8313503
    rolled 5, 2, 4 = 11

    All of them know. They're pulling for you, always. You seem to get yourself into trouble a lot more than you should.

    Consensus: Have twins get information from their contacts, inform the garrison that there is an earth mage in Dreamwood who can help (after a while), no implanted armor.

    Anyone else for getting another healer to assist? There is one in Grennet who has seen you in the flesh, after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:51 No.8313516
    Same guy as this post. I'd like to shout louder (if possible) that this is the time to come in from the cold. If they seem excessively hostile, written contact that doesn't disclose our location won't get us in any trouble at all. We'll just limp back to Dreamwood.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)18:52 No.8313529
    Send for Ames.
    Offer him fiscal reward.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:52 No.8313533
    >provide some out of combat support like giving power to a spell or scouting out locations

    I was under the impression that we weren't going anywhere in the next three weeks. We're pretty much crippled right now.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)18:52 No.8313541
    Asking the guy from Grennet to assist is a brilliant idea. Have somebody sent to get him.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:53 No.8313555
    EEEK! Why tell them we're in Dreamwood? I'm for joining the military due to present circumstances, but why tell them where we live when making first contact?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:53 No.8313560
    Agreed on the second healer. If we still have something for personal use in our demongem stash, use a bit of it to get something with regeneration.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:53 No.8313563
    I still like subdermal armor covering vitals at least. Would avoid "monsterous war machine" issues, and not be as taxing as full armor on the outside. Plus, double enchanted armor would be superb.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:54 No.8313573
    Lol, while we're at it let's cut off our hands and replace them with axes. Feet, too.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:54 No.8313583
    And that is exactly why we should take this opportunity to shore up our defenses with a limited under skin armor addition.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:55 No.8313587
    Yes, get Ames. Great idea. He could help us with local contacts too.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:55 No.8313592
    >> Kel 02/27/10(Sat)18:55 No.8313595
    I'm seconding the idea of no implants (yet). However, should we choose to take them, are there any possible disadvantages to waiting other than reopening wounds?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)18:56 No.8313602
    Now you're just over reacting.

    Yes to all of that.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:56 No.8313610
    Having to find another 3 weeks where we can't do anything anyways. Good luck finding the time to get implants later.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:57 No.8313627
    I recommend waiting to see if our skin will grow back first. Getting armor implants now would be adding grievous injury to catastrophic injury.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:58 No.8313631
    do eeet
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)18:58 No.8313637
    rolled 3, 5, 4 = 12

    Specific location removed.

    Bem will go for Ames. He'll be back in less than two weeks if he hurries.

    The only disadvantage is that you will need time to recover afterward. However, since a specialist could be acquired after you're fully healed, your options would be extended and the potential result would probably be much better.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:59 No.8313643
    It was already said by SubProc that what you're worried about wouldn't happen. Do you read the thread at all?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)18:59 No.8313655
    Subdermal implants over vital organs now while wounds are fresh
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:00 No.8313658
    >Consensus: Have twins get information from their contacts, inform the garrison that there is an earth mage in Dreamwood who can help (after a while), no implanted armor.

    No. Have the twins get information from their contacts. Inform the most sympathetic officer possible that there is a non-human earth mage who is
    A. Badly wounded
    B. Would like to help
    Enquire as to how well we'd be taken care of if we joined, or if we'd be better off staying away from the military.

    >Anyone else for getting another healer to assist? There is one in Grennet who has seen you in the flesh, after all.

    Best idea since sliced bread. This helps us in more ways than one.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:00 No.8313672

    oh shit yes id forgotten about him
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)19:03 No.8313714
    >There is one in Grennet who has seen you in the flesh, after all.
    How long it would take to get him? If less that 1 and half week and vote to hire him.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:04 No.8313732
    Right, if we get it over vital organs only now, then we can get a thorough subdermal implantation all over by a specialist later.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:05 No.8313751
    How dangerous would it be?

    How thick is the demon incursion- per square mile?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:06 No.8313763
    He just posted saying that it'll take 2 weeks.

    Also, no to any implants now. Wait until we have time to get a specialist, if ever.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)19:07 No.8313773
    About subdermal implants - I say wait till we get access to enchanter/become enchanters ourselves, then get enchanted (against fie probably) subdermal armor, because regular is a bit too much trouble for not so great gains.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)19:08 No.8313784
    rolled 2, 3, 5 = 10

    It wouldn't be all that dangerous. At the moment, most of the incursions are happening South of here, and so far, none have happened very far West.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:10 No.8313805
    Even better idea. Why bother enchanting armor beneath our skin when we can just enchant our skin?
    >> Kel 02/27/10(Sat)19:14 No.8313870
    My understanding is that these implants are a one-time thing - if we choose badly, then we either keep what we have or remove them with great risk of permanent damage. We need the best possible leverage from them, and at the moment we'll only get additional armour.
    Though we're physically crippled, we can still use mental reserves to cast magic (in small doses) and educate ourselves, look through the library for causes and protection against fire demon attacks and help with organizing the village. Loss of mobility and strength will be a great blow, but that is far from all we have to offer to the village.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:16 No.8313893
    rolled 11 = 11

    We've got a plan of action now, hire a second healer and use our contacts to send feelers out about if the army would be able to use a non-human ice/earth mage without giving else anything about ourselves away.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:16 No.8313908
    Plus, nonenchanted armor under our skin might rust! *vomits a little*
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:22 No.8313996
    It was stated to be soft. Hence, likely the non-rusting variety. Use your head, sir.

    >>My understanding is that these implants are a one-time thing - if we choose badly, then we either keep what we have or remove them with great risk of permanent damage. We need the best possible leverage from them, and at the moment we'll only get additional armour.
    SubProc, can you confirm/deny this? As I understood it, an expert could remove what we had and replace it with something better and enchanted later on, but in the meantime it would be a bit of extra armor to keep us alive.
    >> Duskull !!8LCSE0Zp1mL 02/27/10(Sat)19:22 No.8314004
    agreeing with studying while we recover

    work on magic and any potential defenses against fire

    whatever happened to that heat channeling thing?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:26 No.8314053
    I don't feel much better about leather armor under our skin. That leather was probably cured with piss and brains.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:27 No.8314075
    >Implying that those aren't perfectly good ways of curing leather and that brains make for a very soft and supple final product.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)19:28 No.8314095
    rolled 5, 3, 3 = 11

    The implantation process would make the armor a part of your body, attached with bands of connective tissue. Removing implanted armor is a difficult, time-consuming task, but if done by any competent healer or surgeon, there would be no lasting damage.

    You can shunt the heat removed by your ice magic into other objects, but this requires a lot of energy.

    Timeskip is in progress, by the way.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:32 No.8314143
    *and that brains don't make

    Still seems like an unnecessary risk. It's not like we'll get into a battle between now and when we can get a skilled surgeon. Might as well wait until we have the best rather than settle for lesser quality that will only be there for about a month anyway.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)19:39 No.8314248
    rolled 6, 2, 2 = 10

    Three weeks have passed. Jerith performed admirably, working himself to exhaustion every day to give you back what you've lost, regenerating your muscles and skin with that beautiful purple light. Over a week ago, Bem returned, practically dragging Ames into the Hall, haggling with him over the price of his services even as the poor priest was recovering from the shock of seeing you in such a state of... disrepair.

    With the two mages working in tandem, you've been healed completely, with only a few patches of discoloration to show for your latest encounter with burning death. Your muscles feel strained and ache constantly, but as you're easing into rehabilitation, you've found that your strength has not decreased as much as you thought. You can see just as well in the dark as always, and you have your hair back, though it's only to your shoulders now. Ames has offered to see about removing what scars you have, if you want.

    The priest was quite surprised to learn of all the things you've done here, and your skill in protecting and expanding the town, despite how easy it would be for you to plunder it and move on. In the week he's been here, he's come around a bit, though he is still quite afraid of you and stays far away when you're moving.

    Bem brought with him a crate of small flasks, each filled with a drop or two of magical liquid suspended in water. Unfortunately, the temple clinic in Grennet doesn't carry potions in 'Mega' size, so Jerith's been working on a Giant-level dose. Ames, at the elder's request, brought an amulet enchanted with a healing aura. You don't know how much good it will do, but you've been wearing it as a bracelet anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:40 No.8314257
    >>It's not like we'll get into a battle between now and when we can get a skilled surgeon.

    I'm going to remember that you said that, Sam.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)19:40 No.8314261
    rolled 5, 6, 1 = 12

    The twins have gotten in touch with Intelligence through the link in Bell. Word is that the Conclave has already figured out how to pinpoint incursions all the way from the Capitol, and that they can even see directly into the mantle, where the filaments are multiplying. The spells used to create those filaments cannot yet be detected reliably, but according to the military, (this is classified) they have the same quality as most Forusian magic.

    The military has been discreetly informed of a non-human earth mage living in a rural area, who offers their talent if it can be used. Officers are understandably wary about using non-humans, especially considering the normal traits of Ulls, not to mention the stigma associated with the more 'primitive' races, like trolls and, of course, Frost Giants. Fortunately, you don't have to be a soldier to assist the military, and with the twins on your side, you could probably insert 'can't draft me' as a condition for your work.

    Hretmar has regained the power he expended saving you from the elemental and bringing you back to town. You thanked him thoroughly, and he replied that he used to be able to do things like that all the time, and he should do whatever he can to protect you, seeing as you are his only real follower. He has helped you get in touch with some of the other gods of cold, as well as a deity of air and two lords of water.

    The gods of cold are receptive, but most don't see any point in helping you, since the incursions are actually drawing fire creatures away from their own constituents. The three that are nearly as reasonable as Hretmar are willing to work with you, but at the price of you being indebted to them. The air god didn't want anything to do with you, and the two beings of water didn't want to get involved, because they had a pact with a pantheon of fire gods, and they weren't about to get into a war over something like this.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:44 No.8314321
    Good, because my memory sucks and I'd probably forget otherwise.

    What about an Earth god(dess)? I've always had a liking for Earth magic, and at least being able to talk to one and asking them about what's going on inside the mantle could be informative.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:45 No.8314330
    What about gods of earth and craft?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)19:47 No.8314355
    rolled 1, 2, 3 = 6

    None have responded so far. They are either otherwise occupied or just don't want to talk to either of you.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:48 No.8314382
    Scars are cosmetic. Who cares if we have a few remaining tokens of our great battles? We used to be a dude, and now we're a giant - at no point have we been prissy.

    Are these deities 3.5-style deities who live off of worship, or are they more like classical myth deities who just exist whether we believe in them or not? Maybe we can get some more leverage with Hretmar by building a shrine to him or something.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)19:50 No.8314400
    The village's library is his shrine.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:50 No.8314407
    What jerks! I'd say I don't believe it if it wasn't for the fact that you wouldn't lie to us.

    Anywho, I guess we should wait to hear if the military responds to us now that we're a bit better.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:51 No.8314421
    Ask Hretmar of what he thinks of these other cold dieties who are offering aid
    Also, go over our conversation with the fire thing and see if he can tell us anything about what it may have been talking about
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)19:53 No.8314461
    Oh wait...
    I think I see where this is going...

    We need to go recruit our Frost Giant brethren. How's our language training?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:54 No.8314479
    Well if we recruit others to increase our god's strength, remember that he'll have them to look after too.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)19:57 No.8314523
    Oh god, I hope not. From what we know, they're little better than barbarians and almost completely untrustworthy. Plus they live up north and ride giant jumping spiders that rip polar bears apart for fun. I don't want to have to go up against that kind of shit if things go south.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:58 No.8314536
    Hey, I have a question that may be important if we should start dealing with other frost giants. How did we get the name Maya Terrasdottir? And does it literally mean we're supposed to be the daughter of someone named Terra, or is it more abstract? We'd better know how to deal if they ask us about our dad.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:59 No.8314558
    What's the status on our armor?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)19:59 No.8314559
    rolled 1, 4, 2 = 7

    Most of the gods you know of appear to exist regardless of who knows or cares about them. According to Hretmar, it is possible for mortals to create their own deity, but it is not easy, nor is it guaranteed to produce what they wanted. Some gods are concerned that without worship, they will fade into nothing, but they tend to be the paranoid sort anyway.

    He thinks it would be unwise to contract the assistance of a being that will only help because of what it expects to gain from you later. It would be too easy to enslave yourself to the whims of a god without knowing it.

    As for the thing you met on your deathbed, its power was greater than Hretmar and all of his brethren combined. It was not an elemental god, insofar as it was not confined to the sphere of fire. Its knowledge of your origin would seem to indicate either a reader of minds or something connected to whatever brought you here. Its motivations are unknown.

    You are passable with the language. Simple sentences are easy to speak, and since their culture has degenerated so much, that's likely to be all most of them would understand anyway.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)19:59 No.8314561
    Just thinking out loud here, but what if we retaliate in some way against Forus to try and stop these incursions? We do have that cold tablet with a powerful (and probably very pissed) cold entity. If we were to release it in Forus, those mages who are causing these incursions would probably have to be diverted to deal with it.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:00 No.8314578
    The spider things do not rip apart polar bears for fun. They eat them like pretzels. There's a huge difference, and I still say we'll need to add some kind of druidic animal-friend magic to the schedule so we can get one for ourselves.

    Regardless, uplifting the frost giants to civilized behaviour will (hopefully) not be necessary. Yet.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)20:00 No.8314584
    >We need to go recruit our Frost Giant brethren.
    Bad idea. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD idea.

    >The three that are nearly as reasonable as Hretmar are willing to work with you, but at the price of you being indebted to them.
    Don't ask them for help now, but "keep their numbers" so to speak, in case we need some assistance in colossal task. Also "indebted" how? Would building nice temples be enough, or do they want some holy quest done for them?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)20:04 No.8314640
    Ah, so it's some sort of over-deity. Interesting. When you're a god among gods you can afford to be a cocky bastard like it was/is.

    I still don't want to have to deal with them if things go SNAFU.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)20:05 No.8314659
    We chose name "Maya" because we need female name, and Maya sounded good for frost giant. Terrasdottir means daughter of Terra, because we are from Earth, you know?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:08 No.8314727
    rolled 2, 3, 2 = 7

    You thought it up on the spot, officially. Last names are less common than descriptors, like 'the slayer of trolls', so it would probably be understood as 'Terra's daughter', which is used to refer to priests/priestesses of certain earth orders and to 'people of the earth', gruff, strong folk with hard labor-related skills.

    The rest of it should be arriving in a few days. None of it was damaged in the attack.

    That would be more likely to accelerate their plans. Right now, their intention seems to be only to divert material from the war effort, so that Forus can regain the territory it has lost. If they fell under internal attack as well, they might just push harder, so they could call a cease-fire quickly after pushing Perin back.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:11 No.8314759
    rolled 1, 5, 2 = 8

    They will not say. Hretmar thinks that they would allow you to grow in strength, and call on you as a champion when something threatened the Frost Giants. This would present a dilemma if they brought up your debt while your race was in the process of invading Perin, for example.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:13 No.8314797
    We need to out ourselves to the authorities, just so we can move about without having to worry about fire demons AND the local military. Ask the twins which of the local military leaders would be most likely to accept our help and not screw us over for being a frost giant, then offer them our aid in killing demons and sealing pits.

    Take our stash of gems and hire the most powerful mage we can afford to permanently enchant our magma steel armor with the best fire protection and mass reduction spells he has.

    Get some high quality +luck and +healing and +heat resistance amulets/rings/tatoos/whatever to wear underneath our armor. Get a pile of spare magical gear for the village's other defenders as well. We need to turn all of our useless gems into useful equipment, forget about buying a noble title, we'll earn it the hard way.

    Practice our healing magic on ourselves as we recover.

    Look into installing some kind of localized demon detection spells around Dreamwood so the villagers will have some kind of early warning before the ground opens up.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)20:14 No.8314804
    Keep them on our speed dial. We aren't that desperate, yet.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:16 No.8314837
    What are our next plans?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:19 No.8314878
    Just wanted to say, that when the big debate came up for going after a title or adventuring, well, looks like we picked the wrong choice. Would of been so much better at this point to have a title and be able to work with the military right now.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)20:21 No.8314924
    Not really. If we'd gone for a title then we'd never have gotten it and would likely been attacked as soon as anyone saw us. And even if we made it to the capitol we wouldn't have been able to get an audience. This is exactly the kind of thing we're hoping for; things we can do to help and build up a good rep.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:25 No.8314988
    rolled 6, 2, 1 = 9

    Your best bet as far as leaders go would be Ceril, daughter of a middle-rank Intelligence divinator. She holds no ill thought toward most races, except when they are senselessly violent or oppose justice. She recognizes that there is no absolute racial character, and that the 'good troll' is not just a myth. She has several Ulls and Hagrek in her unit, which is stationed in the Fairnest garrison, South of here. Her reputation for competence, fairness, and friendliness overrides most peoples' immediate reaction to her strange ideas.

    The best enchanters reside in the cities, and the best gear is military-quality, sold either in the metropolitan areas or near the front. If you want the best money can buy, you can have it, in about two months.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:26 No.8314993
    >We need to out ourselves to the authorities, just so we can move about without having to worry about fire demons AND the local military. Ask the twins which of the local military leaders would be most likely to accept our help and not screw us over for being a frost giant, then offer them our aid in killing demons and sealing pits.

    I was gonna suggest a course of action for sidling up to the military, but this is pretty good. Also include the 'can't draft me' card and a citizenship.

    I was on the side of 'let's not get ennobled' when that debate was going on. I thought we'd get to play a more long-term strategy- more immediate needs pressed on us than I thought would happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:26 No.8314995
    I was actually the one who suggested the name Maya, way back in the earliest threads. Partly because I liked how it sounded, and partly because I figured that "illusion" was a perfect name for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:27 No.8315009

    We could have joined the army and gained immediate citizenship, but then we'd be fighting in Forus while Dreamwood was overrun by demons.

    All of that is in the past, our best option NOW is to join the army and assist in pushing back the demon incursion in exchange for citizenship.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)20:27 No.8315010
    >Ceril, daughter of a middle-rank Intelligence divinator

    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)20:29 No.8315035
    Oh fuck YES! Racially tolerant AND the best enchanters? We don't need armor or weapons; those have been taken care of already. But we DO need to get them enchanted, and this seems like the place to do it when we come out of the closet, as it were.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:30 No.8315048
    I'm for taking this route. Head towards Fairnest. The twins should present our offer, and we'll negotiate our way in.

    Just what should our initial terms be?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:30 No.8315059
    A question about the metaphysics of this world: are there conceptual entities separate from the gods? As in, for example, a God of Death that is separate from the actual idea of Death? If so, we might want to look into speaking with the actual concepts of Water, Earth and Life, instead of the gods of same. The conceptual entities are likely to take greater affront to somebody giving Fire greater dominion over the world, and are less likely to be constrained in how they respond to such an affront to the natural balance.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:31 No.8315069

    If we join the military, can we get a rush order on military grade enchantments?

    Can we buy or order some protective amulets and stuff sooner?
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)20:31 No.8315073
    Oh, they were frost GIANT gods? I was under impression they were just ice/cold element aligned gods.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:33 No.8315092
    Is there any way to confuse the demons into coming up under the Forusians instead? I'd think that once they actually hit the surface, the demons are going to care more about OMNOMNOMing everything in sight than about who claims to serve them.
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)20:38 No.8315153
    A chance to make contact with a human who has strong contacts of her own, but who is not going to be in the middle of a castle or fortified city and impossible to speak with.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:38 No.8315154
    rolled 2, 3, 2 = 7

    Conceptual entities, such as you describe, would permeate the framework of the universe itself, probably residing in the underlying structure Hretmar told you he had seen beneath the deepest planes. Remember that 'existence' is vast, and far, far larger than the planet you currently live on. If a conceptual entity was concerned with balance, your world would not even tip the scales.

    Being in the military would give you priority, but only equivalent to whatever rank you held. You would definitely get more priority than civilians, of course.

    You can acquire magical items whenever you want, but the farther toward the cities you travel, the better the quality.

    Hretmar thought it would be better to start with those he already knew. You have spoken to all of the 'reasonable' Frost Giant gods now, as well as two generalized 'cold' gods.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:39 No.8315178
    rolled 4, 4, 6 = 14

    If the filaments used to guide them were moved, yes.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)20:40 No.8315187
    And no Earth deities whatsoever have been willing to talk with us? Guess this stuff with the mantle has them busy.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)20:41 No.8315210
    >Hretmar thought it would be better to start with those he already knew. You have spoken to all of the 'reasonable' Frost Giant gods now, as well as two generalized 'cold' gods.

    Are there gods for the general concepts of "Maya, fuck year" and " We are the frost giant that shall pierce the heavens"?
    Might be better to contact gods based on their attitude rather than race.
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)20:43 No.8315232
    so, elite raid into forusian lines, we capture a giant sack full of their fire mages, drug them, and bring them back to High Command. That, more then a sackful of gems, should earn us some favors and good feelings.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)20:43 No.8315246
    Except that there is no way in Heaven, Hell, or any place in between that we'd survive that.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:44 No.8315248
    Well, why don't we look into that idea?

    Being able to go "and then Forus was a demon-infested wasteland" would convince them to cut this shit out.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)20:44 No.8315261
    rolled 1 = 1

    You know how this is going to end
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:44 No.8315262
    We'd have a better chance of summoning Smokey the Bear and using him to prevent Forus fires.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:46 No.8315281
    rolled 1, 1, 5 = 7

    Perhaps. They might also be actively prevented from speaking to you.

    If you are looking for an awesome, righteous 'bro' god who likes smiting evil and blue chicks with muscles, you can probably find at least one.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)20:46 No.8315284
    rolled 1 = 1


    In during Maya Quest rolls.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:46 No.8315287
    Haha, agreed, I want to stay far away from fire mages
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:48 No.8315312
    Everybody calm the fuck down!
    Alright, first things first-
    The village
    How are things going there?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:51 No.8315355
    rolled 1, 5, 1 = 7

    The filaments are created with fire magic, which does not mesh well with the whole 'Frost Giant' thing. To move them would not only require power at least equal to whatever is creating them, but skill with fire beyond anything you stand a chance of learning without accidentally killing yourself.

    If you wanted to redirect the summoning spells, you would need a coalition of serious mages, which the Conclave and the universities already have anyway.

    Perfectly fine. Planting is proceeding on-schedule, four of seven fields have been plowed, and everyone is more-or-less content, despite the omnipresent fear of the earth itself spitting out horrible things to destroy their things and eat them.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:51 No.8315356
    Find this god of bros and rightousness!
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)20:51 No.8315359
    >righteous 'bro' god who likes smiting evil and blue chicks with muscles

    Let's give him a call, we have nothing to lose in that regard.
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)20:53 No.8315386
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    >If you are looking for an awesome, righteous 'bro' god who likes smiting evil and blue chicks with muscles, you can probably find at least one.

    Does he look like this?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)20:55 No.8315420
    rolled 6, 5, 2 = 13

    Alright. Hang on.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:55 No.8315423
    Create channels of cold moving away from the filaments. I know that the world runs mainly on "magic, shit, don't gotta 'splain" and so forth, but it should at least make the Forusians spend a bit more energy on keeping the filaments in their current paths instead of trying to move towards the paths of least resistance (the cold areas we'd be making).
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:57 No.8315454
    I'm picturing Kamina as played by Brian Blessed.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)20:57 No.8315462

    Our conditions should be:

    Dreamwood gets protection while we're away, if demons show up they don't get written off as some expendable hick town.

    We don't get used as cannon fodder by some officer who decides he doesn't like Frost Giants. Emphasize that we're a polymorphed human who is just trying to do her part to fight the forces of evil etc.

    We'd appreciate some military grade fire protection magic because we just finished growing back all of our skin.

    We become full citizens of Perin, and all the bounties are dropped.

    We shouldn't ask for too much beyond that, we need this more than the army needs us.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)20:58 No.8315470
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    More like this, probably.
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)20:58 No.8315473
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    Making some efforts of outreach to that divinator's daughter, Ceril would be good, of course. Messages and such passing while we go about the business of recruiting big guns for our team.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)21:10 No.8315685
    This sounds about right. Also note that we can pay for enchanting and such, we just need official permission/recommendation. Some discount would be nice though.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:10 No.8315690
    rolled 3, 6, 4 = 13

    You flip through the well-worn book of gods and powerful entities, searching for the one that best fits your ideals. With Hretmar's blessing, you mouth the incantation printed on the yellowed page, hoping you can at least secure another ally against all of these horrifying things coming up from the deep.

    Your eyes close, letting the familiar blackness envelop your mind. You find the light, a striking point of greenish-blue, wrapping your ethereal hands around it, wishing for a good end.

    A voice greets you. “I am Ilian. I've never heard you before. Got a name?”

    “Maya Terrasdottir.”

    A face appears in the black with a burst of color, assaulting your eyes with flashes of blue. It floats in place, looking at you intently with two bright green eyes. It's wearing a helmet with two large horns carving out of the sides, smiling wryly.

    “Not bad for a mortal. What can I help you with?”
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:12 No.8315723
    rolled 5, 3, 5 = 13


    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:12 No.8315727
    Making it a point to mention these would be good while we pursue our plans w/ Ceril.
    Still we should invest at least half our loot into village security, we've worked too hard on this to let it become just another cliched doomed hometown.
    Let's see to it that they have a way to get a hold of us at least.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:13 No.8315736
    "So there's all these fire demons and stuff being guided out of the mantle into the country that I've come to call home and it sucks. A lot. Anyway, I was hoping for some divine help, and you seemed like the most likely to help me."
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)21:13 No.8315740
    I seek to help people by smiting some evil demons and such, but I got some technical difficulties, what with being almost burnt to death and whatnot, so I seek helping in the whole smiting department.
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)21:14 No.8315761
    this. We need to be cool about this, since we are dealing with a cool kinda god.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:15 No.8315770

    this god is a bro god

    offer him applejack
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:16 No.8315779
    "I'm thinking of taking up demon-slaying as a hobby. Got any tips?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:16 No.8315781

    in kegs, bros love things that come in kegs
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)21:17 No.8315804
    "Dice rolls. Well, actually, fighting fire demons. Being a frost giant trying to save a human village and the surrounding countryside, I had hoped my last few battles would have been interesting enough to warrent a bit of support from your side. I am also quite reasonable if you would have any request. By the way, it seems like I didn't catch your name on my way in."
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)21:19 No.8315836
    >By the way, it seems like I didn't catch your name on my way in.

    >A voice greets you. “I am Ilian. I've never heard you before. Got a name?”
    >I am Ilian.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:19 No.8315839


    Read harder.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)21:20 No.8315848

    Sorry, I'm a bit drunk. And thanks.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:21 No.8315854
    >'Terra's daughter', which is used to refer to priests/priestesses of certain earth orders and to 'people of the earth', gruff, strong folk with hard labor-related skills.


    Y'know, Maya means illusion... but if I remember correctly, _Maia_ (same pronunciation) was an earth goddess.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:22 No.8315869
    Tell the dude our backstory
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:22 No.8315871
    You might be thinking of Gaia.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:23 No.8315881
    rolled 3, 3, 4 = 10

    “I've heard about this!” He shouts, snapping his fingers. “Shit sucks. I've got followers bursting into flame, getting impaled, all that stuff.” He shakes his head sorrowfully, sighing, “I can barely keep up with all the healing. I should have been a medic.”

    After a second or two he looks up again. “Anyhoo, I've been pulling together some people that can help me out. I could use a Demon-slayer.” He grins. “Rough gig, but kinda important, you know?

    "Hah! Already?" Ilian chuckles, shrugging with what little you can see of his shoulders. "Usually I make it five, six minutes before someone offers me a drink."

    "Eh. Go for the eyes, don't get broiled." He looks you over again. "I hope you've got some good armor."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:26 No.8315932
    "Demon slayer eh? Well, not to brag, but I've killed no less than five Demons of the Deep, one without any assistance. I just might be your gal for the job. Mind telling me more?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:27 No.8315947
    "You know funny thing, I wake up one morning as a Frost Giant, get hunted down by the military, adopted by a downtrodden peasant village I help to rebuild only to have daemons start popping out of the ground like mushrooms after rainfall and some self possessed omnipotent maniac telling me to sod off of existence and it occurs to me that just MAYBE I might be in over my head. Still I was thinking of taking up a military career myself, ya know, take off the load a little. What do you think?"
    >> Duskull !!8LCSE0Zp1mL 02/27/10(Sat)21:28 No.8315954
    "A demon slayer, eh? Well I've kind of had mixed results when it comes to that.

    What would you have me do, and what will you do to aid us?

    Also, who all makes up your body of followers, if you don't mind me asking?"
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)21:31 No.8315993
    >"I hope you've got some good armor."
    I have (made from the demons/trolls I slayed), but maybe you could cast some enchantments on it, or it isn't your thing?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:32 No.8316011
    rolled 4, 1, 2 = 7

    "I don't think I've seen you fight," he replies, stroking his chin, "I would have remembered a giant blue babe swingin' an axe, I think. Anyway, don't worry about prices or debts or anything. I just like to know people, right?" He laughs. "We're all in the same boat, you know. You help when you can, give what you can spare. Ain't gonna ask for more than that."

    You give Ilian a rough overview of your life so far. He gets wide eyes when you tell him about your injuries, particularly your latest. When you've finished, he claps, slowly, with unseen hands.

    "Brutal," he says, "Just brutal. I've lost plenty of guys to less than that. This Hretmar dude must be one hell of a friend."

    "Pretty simple job," he tells you, "Kill some Demons, protect some people, maybe take care of some other things that tend to crawl out of pits and burn shit. That kind of thing."

    "Career girl, huh?" Another laugh. "Good idea, I guess. Soldiers get perks. Like backup."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:38 No.8316089
    >>"Soldiers get perks. Like backup."

    This an original quote? It deserves to be one of Murphy's Laws of Combat, though I'm pretty sure I'd remember it if it actually was.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:39 No.8316104
    "Well I tell you what. Biggest problem seems to be getting accepted. Not many people are a-okay with frost giants in Perin, so I'm thinking about coming out to this noble who's supposed to be pretty cool with various races and whatnot. Maybe get my armor enchanted to be even more fire resistant. Anyway, if that works out, or even if it doesn't where would you have me go for demon slaying, hypothetically? Would I be working with some of your other guys, or going solo?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:39 No.8316106
    What is there that he can offer us?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:39 No.8316115
    "These people you mentioned , how would one get in touch with them?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:41 No.8316139
    rolled 1, 5, 5 = 11

    "Actually," he says, his eyes narrowing, "Come to think of it, I might have met this dude too. Little ball, about this big, weird eyes?" He grimaces. "Friggin' power-tripping bastard."

    "Oh, I get around. Got guys here, guys there, maybe a monument to my honor in someone's backyard." He feigns modesty, laughing quietly. "I like good people. All those dudes who just want to provide for their families and maybe stop the rampaging whatevers from ruining their farms and towns and stuff? Those are my bread and butter."

    "You go where these Demons are coming out, and you hold them off. I'm not picky, I guess. If people are dying out there, go save them. I don't care if they, like, worship me or anything."

    "Nice. Very nice." He looks at you excitedly, smiling widely. "I can enchant, but I'm not all that good with armor. Mostly I do crops, wagons, saws, stuff like that. Food and tools, man. Food and tools."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:43 No.8316161
    "Oh, and I almost forgot, last fight, the one that almost got me killed, met up with this crazy eyeball dude, saying I don't belong and shit. Total douche. 'Cording to Hretmar, he's pretty powerful, more so than all of the frost giants gods combined. You got any info on this guy? Some kind of over-god?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:43 No.8316162
    "Oh Yes, Hremy-poo is awesome! I'm in a committed theological relationship just so you don't get any ideas."
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)21:45 No.8316198
    I think Ilian is eh pritty cool god.
    Is a bro for good guys and doesn't afraid of anything.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:47 No.8316220
    I have no reaction image for this. Bad anonymous, bad! Don't you do that no more!
    >> Mouseonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:49 No.8316241
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    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:50 No.8316258

    tell him of our attempts at technical innovation he seems he would be right into this shit
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:51 No.8316264
    So, you ever consider a team up with some other rightous god-dudes?
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)21:51 No.8316271
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    Might this help?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:52 No.8316278
    rolled 3, 4, 5 = 12

    Original. Though I'm sure it's been said before, a different way.

    "Yeah," he agrees, "People here aren't that great about acceptance. If you can find someone who can see you for who you are, and give you a chance? Go for it. Guys like that are totally rare."

    He shrugs again. "If you're a mil-chick, you'll probably have a squad or something. If not, I could put you with some of my people out here, or wherever. Your choice, not gonna force you into stuff."

    He scratches his chin, looking thoughtful. "I got gold. And some scrolls. If you want something you can really use," he leans in close, "Healing, man. And connections. I'm not a doctor god, but I have skills. You wouldn't believe how many powerful guys are bros, either."

    Ilian raises an eyebrow, adjusting his helmet. "You want to get in touch with someone I know, just call me up," He winks. "I like to network."
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)21:53 No.8316297
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    Oh well, it seem I will have to get the enchanting done the usual way. But I guess I can expect some magical backup from you if shit gets ugly? And this village could use help with construction, farming if I leave to slay daemons, so your enchantments could still be quite useful.

    pic related
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)21:55 No.8316316

    Sounds pretty good. Friends on call are worth more than a diamond-encrusted Geode right about now.

    We should heal up a little, get all our armour and gear together, and then when we're ready, ask him where the nearest shit-diggle with demons and stuff he needs us to fix is happening.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)21:57 No.8316341
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    Eh, more like this. Also, apparently I *do* have a reaction image for it. Huh.

    "Alright, cool. I gotta tell ya, I looked you up because I was hoping for an open minded pretty cool dude, but you have totally exceeded expectations. You are definitely a bro. But enough brown nosing; I'll check in with the noble and see how that turns out, and maybe talk to you again then. As it stands, I could really use some of that healing voodoo that you do (do what? Remind me of the baby). So if you'd be willing to share some of that with me, I'd be really appreciative, you know?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)21:58 No.8316348
    rolled 3, 5, 3 = 11

    IIian glares. "If that's the same guy, he's, like, the biggest douche in the universe. Or at least the biggest I've ever met. Thinks he's a guardian of reality or something. Whatever he is, he's crazy as shit." He looks away. "I only met him once. Don't know much about him, don't wanna know."

    "Yeah, that's right up my alley. Tools build the world. Better tools, better world." Ilian tries his best to put on a scholarly look. "I ain't the smartest or the greatest, but I got professors and science guys too, not just farmers. You want to share some of this, or improve it, or whatever, I got it. Just call me, anytime."

    "Oh yeah. All the time. When they're not being huge assholes and getting into fights for no reason." He palms his face. "I have stupid friends."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:03 No.8316409
    rolled 5, 5, 5 = 15

    "You need anything at all, call me up," he says happily, "I like you guys. I try to take care of you, as long as you don't do something ultra-stupid, like kill priests and turn their bodies into weird-ass puppets." He frowns. "Had a guy do that once. Never been that pissed again."

    "Whatever you need, babe." His hands appear briefly, waving around in a strange gesture. He smiles. "Enjoy your lack of scars. And hair."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:05 No.8316420
    Definitely agreeing with telling him about the changes we made to the village, most of those should be pretty awesome by his book, and if he spreads this to other followers, he seems bro enough to give us at least some credit, raising our social standing.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:05 No.8316423

    since he seems to be the god of tools can we get a general overview of the tech lvl of this world also vote for getting in contact with Ceril
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:05 No.8316426
    rolled 1, 3, 3 = 7

    You shiver. The lingering numbness in your limbs is gone, and you can feel your hair reach down to your back, the way it did before. Cool.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)22:06 No.8316433
    "Aw fuck. Where I come from, people like that who talk like that actually have the power to back it up. Knowing my luck, he IS the guardian of reality and I've seriously pissed him off. Great. Ah well, to be fair, just between you and me, I'm really not supposed to be here. I'm from another planet, possibly another universe. I don't know how the fuck I got here, but I like it a hell of a lot more than my old life. Frost giant chick beats regular human by a long shot.

    But that's not too important right now. Have you ever thought about the applications of electricity? (Move into talk about all the cool shit we have on Earth with electricity, like light bulbs and radios and shit. Sure magic can do a lot of it, but this is a way to do it that's accessible for everyone, not just the wealthy or magic using people."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:07 No.8316450

    Tell him everything we know about farming, and any other useful industrial knowledge we brought with us that pertains to food, health, or construction.

    Then go join the army and fight demons.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:08 No.8316462
    >He smiles. "Enjoy your lack of scars. And hair."
    Is it wrong that my first response to this was "My god, did he just wax us!?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:09 No.8316476
    And if you want to timeskip a bit through that explanation of tech and whatnot, go for it. I for one would very much like to see what happens when we out our-self to the commander chick.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:10 No.8316486
    rolled 81 = 81

    Er, what? Why would we say any of this?
    >Where I come from, people like that who talk like that actually have the power to back it up
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)22:12 No.8316514
    This. Knowledge is the best tool, why enchant plow, for example, when you can teach people how to build better plows without further divine intervention. And you can enchant those better plow to create some sort of... overplows?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:12 No.8316527
    "Where I come from, people like that who talk like that usually appear in bad movies or tv shows."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:12 No.8316529
    Hopefully she responds by coming out herself. We do have needs, after all.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)22:12 No.8316535
    Because I'm assuming we're Genre Savvy. And when you're in a fantasy realm and some dude is revealed to be more powerful than gods and says he's the guardian of reality, he usually IS.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)22:14 No.8316555
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    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:17 No.8316600

    Because we're all thinking it.
    And it's awesome.

    Also gives us a good chance to have a test-run of the shrink spell.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:19 No.8316644
    rolled 1, 1, 4 = 6

    "That's totally awesome. I'll pass some of that along, see how it goes. Maybe slip in a word or two about this Frost Giant I know who likes to not destroy good things and does the knowledge gig like a pro." Ilian gives you a nod. "Credit, man. I give it."

    Ilian tells you what he knows about the world. He acts mostly in Perin, sometimes looking into the neighboring countries, but what he's seen is pretty much the same. The height of technology would be a pocketwatch or an ornithopter, and neither are very common. Magic takes the place of a lot of advanced technology, doing things that mechanical devices can't, like light up a whole city at night.

    "Hey. Stranger things have happened, if you can believe it," he says quietly, "If you like who you are, good for you. But, uh, if that guy wants you to go home? Be prepared. Cause he is dangerous as hell."

    You give him some information on Earth technology, specifically electrical power. He tells you that 'harnessing lightning' is pretty much the coolest thing he's ever heard of, and if you can get large amounts of power without involving magic at all, well, that's perfect. There are drawbacks to magic that tech doesn't have, and vice versa.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:24 No.8316704
    rolled 5, 3, 4 = 12

    In another week you will have the rest of your armor. With the full fireproof suit on, you'll be a lot less vulnerable as well. Do you want to head to Fairnest as soon as you have all the armor, or right now? And who do you want to take with you?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:25 No.8316719


    If that covers the important bits, should we continue the timeskip until where we planned, and then sort out our chatting up the Intel Chick and hunting demonz?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)22:26 No.8316729
    Wait for armor! Do not leave without it! Take Bem for maxed bluff, the twins for having connections, and Kel as possible love interest and because he kicks ass with that crossbow.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:26 No.8316737

    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)22:27 No.8316742
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:27 No.8316743

    At least one of the Intel guys, so that we can get the introductions done. At least one Fighter to back us up, but not too many, as we don't want to weaken the village too much while we're gone. Other than that, I dunno.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)22:27 No.8316750
    >Leaving without armour

    Ho ho ho .... no.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:29 No.8316773
    rolled 3, 6, 5 = 14

    You will wait for the armor, and take Bem, the twins, and Kel with you. Writing timeskip...

    Any plans for what to do when you get to the garrison?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:29 No.8316784

    Agreeing with this. Also bring healing potions, and what's the status on our weapons?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:30 No.8316798
    wait for armor, twins if they wanna, make sure to say good bye and make a few presents and that everythings in order before you go.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)22:30 No.8316802
    I figure we should try to keep out of sight until Bem and the twins have a chance to talk to the noble lady (WHY CAN'T I REMEMBER NAMES? WHY!) and once she's been told we come out.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:32 No.8316820
    Bring some gems as well, we might need to do some shopping or bribing on the way to Fairnest. Don't take them all into the city though, stash most of the in the woods before entering.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)22:33 No.8316823
    Don't worry about it, Researcher Stan. It happens to the best of us.
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)22:33 No.8316828
    our somewhat standard operations plan.. no, not the one with the almost death and arms falling off, i mean the one where we send someone in to talk for us, get our target out into the woods.

    Perhaps have them be led out into a clearing where they can find us, mostly without armor and doing something nonethreatening like reading a book or using a giant needle to darn something? avoid the looming and the "oh god dont eat me" problems.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:34 No.8316843

    I would reccommend having the human party approach the place, using the twins' connection to get an audience with the Intel Lady.
    After that, they and Bem can explain the situation, and signal for s to come into sight of everyone when they think it's safe. We can explain our position and out intentions ourselves - it'll give a better impression that way.
    Kel is there to bodyguard for the Squishy hmies.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:34 No.8316846
    rolled 5, 6, 1 = 12

    You have a halberd, shortsword, and knife of Magma Steel. You also have a giant crossbow with twenty-two MS-tipped bolts.

    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:36 No.8316859

    Convincing a noble to follow some peasants into the dark scary woods might not go so well. Maybe we should simply walk up to the town gates with a white flag after the Twins have gone a head and explained everything.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:36 No.8316863
    Also seconding
    We should have some gems as maybe a tribute or peace offering. If we want to buy ourselves a Knighthood or something, that too would be a reasonable expense.
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)22:40 No.8316911
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:42 No.8316945

    I think at this point it might be better to earn our knighthood by being badass demon slayers rather than trying to buy it. It'll be better for our reputation if we work for it, and we should save our funds for pimping out our gear with top of the line fireproofing enchantments.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:44 No.8316972
    How's our Tony Stark guy doing?
    He need anything?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:44 No.8316986

    Which isn't to say that a peace offering wouldn't be a good idea, a "gift" to the right person might make our lives a lot easier, and we still owe the king for that tower.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)22:45 No.8316998
    In our defense, that tower attacked US first. And we totally apologized for it.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:46 No.8317010

    It's just for the Kingdom-expected formailties of stuff, rather than any sort of actual purchasing. We're really just banking on this Ceril chick being an awesome, tolerant broina, and that what we've done so far counts.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)22:49 No.8317062
    Nono, "In our defense, the tower WAS being a bit of a dick."
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)22:49 No.8317067
    rolled 2, 5, 5 = 12

    Dreman is just fine. He is currently working on training the other blacksmiths and refining the town's weapons. When he needs something, he tends to go to the elders instead of you, but since they do the trading, that makes sense.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)22:56 No.8317157
    I'm surprised at how accepting he was of us.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:00 No.8317209
    rolled 1, 6, 5 = 12

    It has been three and a half weeks. Fully healed, with a heavy but durable suit of Magma Steel armor over your fireproof suit, you set off for the Fairnest garrison, avoiding any routes that would risk you being discovered. Fortunately, there were no nearby incursions, though a troop of horsemen did pass on the road beside the forest, probably on their way to one. You brought the giant-size healing potions, all ten of them, as well as the last two regular ones just in case. A fair amount of gems should serve you well if you need to buy your way out of trouble, or if there happens to be a 'total protection from fire, heat, and burning' amulet for sale in Fairnest.

    You arrived at the garrison without incident, hiding yourself in the forest as your 'party' circled around to the road, approaching the installation looking as non-suspicious as possible. Since Ceril is the daughter of an Intelligence man, she might already know you're here, but the lack of spears pointed at your face seems to indicate that she is either unaware or waiting to see how this plays out.

    It takes little more than an hour for one the twins to return, with a uniformed, tough-looking woman and four men with crossbows behind them. Kel, Bem, and the other twin are nowhere to be seen, which you assume means they are being held as insurance against you potentially murdering everyone.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:01 No.8317226
    rolled 2, 2, 4 = 8

    As they get closer, you see that the woman has her right hand on some sort of holster. She's prepared. The twin stops at the edge of the forest, slowly signaling for you to come out. You do, carefully, with your weapons in reach but your hands up. The woman's eyes widen when she sees you, and she tenses, as do the men with her. But she shakes her head, and they lower their weapons, for the moment. They eye your armor with great surprise, exchanging confused glances.

    “I am Ceril, Master of this outpost. You, I presume, are Maya Terrasdottir,” says the woman, never wavering. Her right hand stays on the holster.

    You nod.

    “Your situation has been explained to me,” Ceril continues, “And I am inclined to believe it, considering the source of the information.” The twin gives you a quick smile as the woman speaks, letting you know that everything's alright.

    Ceril's expression softens. “I am prepared to overlook certain aspects of your arrival, provided that you swear to me that it was not your intent to attack this nation, or to cause it to waste its precious resources attempting to find you.”
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:02 No.8317239
    rolled 1, 2, 2 = 5

    If there is anything you want to ask her, tell me now.

    I'm assuming you'll swear to it, because it's obvious.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:02 No.8317240

    Looks like it's on. Wait for a cue. Do our best to appear nonthreatening. Be polite. Be Friendly. Have a plan to incapacitate everyone without killing if things go to shit.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:03 No.8317246
    "Tell me the way you wish me to swear it and I will."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:05 No.8317263
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:05 No.8317266
    "So I hear you have some of the best enchanters around here. Any truth to that?"
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:06 No.8317277
    I am curious if intel has heard anything about a floating orb being used as a medium to communicate by any gods/known mages, just on the off chance they have absolutely any clue on that.

    But I don't suggest asking her just yet, so... Nothing, I guess.

    Move on.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:06 No.8317281

    Apologize for the inconvenience, explain that we were somewhat frightened and confused when we first arrived. Be polite.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:07 No.8317298

    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)23:07 No.8317300

    I come to you because i think that we might be able to help each other.. I need to stay off the "most wanted" lists, and you need help with this whole.. you know.. demonic uprising, terrors of the depths problem.
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)23:08 No.8317305
    This sounds good.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:08 No.8317306
    Explain that we wish for peace and the prosperity of all fair peoples and races. That we've been putting our individual efforts in doing so for Dreamwood, but fear the incursion of fire demons can undo everything if not checked. We are hobbled by the view Perin takes upon us (Maya) and need a way to integrate without being abused or forced away from our family (Dreamwood).
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)23:08 No.8317307
    "If I wanted to attack this nation I would/could have just let those fire demons live. I wasnt going to let that happen. I will swear to what you say."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:09 No.8317315

    Ask: -What can we do to get the Bounty lifted.
    -How can we help out containing these incursions.
    Plus anything else we discussed and I forgot about.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:13 No.8317362

    see >>>8315462
    >Our conditions should be:

    >Dreamwood gets protection while we're away, if demons show up they don't get written off as some expendable hick town.

    >We don't get used as cannon fodder by some officer who decides he doesn't like Frost Giants. Emphasize that we're a polymorphed human who is just trying to do her part to fight the forces of evil etc.

    >We'd appreciate some military grade fire protection magic because we just finished growing back all of our skin.

    >We become full citizens of Perin, and all the bounties are dropped.

    >We shouldn't ask for too much beyond that, we need this more than the army needs us.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:14 No.8317378
    rolled 4, 6, 4 = 14

    "Your word is enough."

    You swear that her words are true, and she nods, thanking you.

    You apologize for causing them any trouble, and explain your position at the beginning of things. Ceril tells you that the damage was done long ago, and since you have apparently done quite a lot of good since entering the country, she won't hold it against you.

    "There is one on staff here. He serves our needs well."

    "I understand," she says, relaxing, "I am prepared to accept your terms, in return for your help. You will not be drafted as a result of your service here."
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:17 No.8317414
    Awesome, drafting sucks.

    "What kind of help are you thinking of?"
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)23:17 No.8317422
    "So, what do you need me to do"?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:20 No.8317453
    "Oh I swear I would never intentionally waste your army's precious efforts on such a minor distraction as I."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:20 No.8317455
    I like you!
    Do you like me?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:22 No.8317472
    rolled 4, 5, 1 = 10

    The twins had already told her most of this. She believes your views are compatible with hers, and will help you 'integrate' as best she can.

    The bounties will be lifted naturally over time, but it is possible for the government to mandate that they be rescinded. She'll see what she can do.

    "These incursions are becoming more and more frequent. The faster we can seal them, the better. Your skills would be invaluable in that department."

    Ceril will see if she can get your town the protection it deserves. No one in her unit is ever expendable. The resident enchanter will perform the same rites on your armor as everyone else's. You will receive citizenship in return for service, and you will not be drafted. However, getting the bounties dropped is beyond her power.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:24 No.8317487
    Ask to talk with her further.
    Hit on her.
    >> Arty 02/27/10(Sat)23:24 No.8317494
    Save this until later. Much later.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:24 No.8317495

    Sounds good, let's go save the world.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:24 No.8317496
    Fair enough. Well, if she's done for the moment, we have some shopping to do. We need the best enchanter in the city to give our armor, or better yet, our very skin, fire/heat protection.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:25 No.8317504

    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)23:26 No.8317517
    Eh, the fact we do demonslaying in our free time should discourage most bounty hunters.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:26 No.8317525
    rolled 3, 6, 6 = 15

    A thin smile graces her face. "You will be evaluated by the mages here. If you are as good as I have been led to believe, you will be assigned to their detachment, to assist in sealing the incursions."

    She looks you over, resting her hands on her hips. "I should inform you that our facilities are not designed to accommodate a being of your size, and we do not have the resources to construct a barracks just for you."
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:26 No.8317526
    Sounds good.

    Now that our terms are sorted amicably, what needs doing and where?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:27 No.8317530
    rolled 4, 2, 2 = 8

    Are you proposing to just walk into Fairnest and ask for the best enchanter in the house?
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:27 No.8317537

    We sleep on stone pillows. I think we're okay with hanging around outside.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:28 No.8317551
    wave her off
    "I can see to myself"
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:28 No.8317558
    I wonder if the cube rules applies to our magical "forcefulness" or "mana reservoirs" the same way our physical strength and what not has been...
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:29 No.8317566
    this. they want to know how good our earth magic is, right? well, let us bloody show them how good we are.
    >> teka 02/27/10(Sat)23:29 No.8317568
    and the reply is NOT "can't i stay with you"
    one step at a time, tiger.. tigeress.. whatever.

    Just tell her that we just need a little room to stretch out.. add a grin and remind her that we have some thick skin.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:29 No.8317571

    Maybe we should make sure people aren't going to run away screaming or try to kill us first.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:30 No.8317588
    No magic stone house ;_;
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:31 No.8317596

    Tell her we can handle our own accommodations, then magic a giant sized house out of the ground.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:31 No.8317606
    Well she said we're a citizen now, right? We're under her protection. As for housing us, we should be able to shape the earth into a crude hut for ourselves.

    One way or another, we need that anti-fire enchantment.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)23:32 No.8317615
    If I remember you said that we can raise the house out of ground, and that was some time ago. I believe we can create housing for ourselves. Nothing fancy, just nice sturdy house with really high ceilings.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:33 No.8317633
    we create a building of greek architecture: that is to say, a roof supported by pillars and arches. should impress a bit.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:33 No.8317634
         File1267331620.jpg-(275 KB, 1664x2496, Throne.jpg)
    275 KB

    We could also raise a gigantic throne to sit/sleep in, something that would be much cooler in my opinion.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:34 No.8317645
    we're not a citizen yet
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)23:34 No.8317650
    Do this only after other business, because we are probably going to feel really tired after that.

    We ask Ceril what is best enchanter in town.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:35 No.8317653
    Don't just start magicing things!
    Wait for the test and do the test!
    We could depelete all our energy too early and get 0s on all their metrics.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:35 No.8317663

    We might want to wait for all the paperwork to go through before we wander into town.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:36 No.8317671
    rolled 6, 1, 5 = 12

    Evaluation is first. Congratulations, you've just become a dog of the military.

    You tell Ceril that all you really need is space; you can sleep on boulders if you need to. That, and you could probably just shape the earth into a house right here and now.

    "Well then," she responds, "I suppose we can work that in. It would make a wonderful first test, wouldn't it?" She looks over her shoulder at the four guards, and they all grin, nodding.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:38 No.8317704
    Don't do an overly fancy house since there'll probably be more tests!

    Military efficiency!
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:38 No.8317716
    Pull ourselves up a Stone dome-hut right here and now, and a nice Ice throne to sit on. Maybe some Ice windows, just for looks.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:38 No.8317725
    As an elaboration on my previous, I mean something blockhouse-y with arrow slits and a stout door/gate.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:38 No.8317726

    Where are we standing in relation to the town, what the neighborhood like? Location is the most important factor in real estate.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:39 No.8317732
    Oh that does not bode well.

    "So, shall I do it now, or later? What are you looking for? Elegance that proves control and delicateness, or just a show of raw power?"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:39 No.8317735
    rolled 3, 5, 2 = 10

    We're almost out of time for today. I will have to go through your training and such tomorrow.

    You are not yet a citizen, but you are under military protection, because you yourself are military. Even if you fail your evaluation, you can be a grunt. The biggest, bluest grunt in the army.

    Since you are a soldier, though, you cannot leave the garrison except on patrols and under orders.
    >> Viscus Infirmus Est !!z66dphCR3tu 02/27/10(Sat)23:40 No.8317750
    This. Simple, not too big, basic shapes.

    Remember - more complex shape requires more stamina.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:40 No.8317759
    Also, when we finally get our enchantments, I think we should enchant one our best blades with a fire effect.

    I think that after we finish sealing off the latest rash of crust incursions, we should unlock the mysteries of the Wall of Knowledge (or whatever) that lies northward (hence the utility of a fire-blade). THEN after that we should have enough frost-related magic/lore/etc to combat the source of these fire-based problems (and to pay respects to our deity - who saved our ass numerous times from death)
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/27/10(Sat)23:41 No.8317776
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:41 No.8317780

    Build a replica of the tower we broke, but with giant sized doors and rooms and a bed. Bonus points if we can build it under us so it lifts us up onto the roof as it grows. Include some nice human sized chairs on the top, and an ice throne for us.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:42 No.8317796

    we really should get a cloak/cape made with the insignia of the unit we get put into made this may help with people shitting brix when they see us
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:42 No.8317803
    - 1
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:43 No.8317820

    Thanks for today! :D
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:44 No.8317828
    So the test won't be today? Okay then. Make a nice, simple house and then ask her about getting those anti-fire enchantments. We NEED them if we're going to battle fire demons.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:46 No.8317858
    actually no, we'd still be a size that makes people look like house cats walking on two legs, still looks cool though
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:46 No.8317866
    rolled 2, 1, 4 = 7

    No problem. I would like to go ahead with it, but I don't want to start you off on all of that right now, because it deserves to be more awesome than I can make it at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:47 No.8317878
    o: you are best DM, also its now 7AM and I've been up all night.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:48 No.8317890
    Alright. Can we at least ask her about the possibility of getting said enchantments, possibly at a military discount? Not necessarily buying them now, just talking about when/where we might get them and how much it may cost.
    >> Anonymous 02/27/10(Sat)23:53 No.8317950
    Autosage mode detected. Attempting archival on suptg...
    suptg not found! Attempting archival on
    >Thanks for your request.
    >It has been added to our database and the thread will be archived as soon as enough request for that thread have been made.
    >This thread has been requested 1 times now.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:55 No.8317971
    So SubProc, are you going to save this thread to your hard drive?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:55 No.8317975
    rolled 6, 4, 6 = 16

    I hope I didn't make you miss anything important. Sleep is a good thing, you know.

    It would be possible for her to call an enchanter from one of the well-known places, 'on military business'. This would be a bit expensive, but you are extremely rich. The better the enchantments get, the more power they consume, and the more money they cost. Most do fade over time, though the best can take centuries to decrease even a little in effectiveness.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/27/10(Sat)23:56 No.8317979
    Thanks for your request.
    It has been added to our database and the thread will be archived as soon as enough request for that thread have been made.
    This thread has been requested 2 times now.

    suptg need to get its shit together...
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:57 No.8317987
    rolled 2, 5, 5 = 12

    Yes. Lord Licorice is accepting archivals via email, so I can send the threads to him, and they will appear once suptg is back up.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/27/10(Sat)23:57 No.8317996
    So how much would an enchantment that would last for ~150-200 years without loosing effectiveness cost, assuming we bring in an expert? And assuming total fire immunity, 90% resistance, and 80% resistance. So, 3 different quotes please.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/27/10(Sat)23:58 No.8318003
    rolled 4, 5, 1 = 10

    The archive is down because his power is out.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/28/10(Sun)00:00 No.8318026
    rolled 6, 5, 4 = 15

    Do you want this applied to yourself, the armor as a whole, or each piece of armor individually?

    If it was applied to all the armor at once, it would only be at full effectiveness when all the pieces were together, just so you know.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 02/28/10(Sun)00:00 No.8318035
    the power needs to get its shit together...
    >> Adaptive Manipulator 02/28/10(Sun)00:01 No.8318049
    Row Row Fight the Power?
    >> Researcher Sam 02/28/10(Sun)00:01 No.8318054
    >> teka 02/28/10(Sun)00:02 No.8318068
    Steel-Bound Armor Of The Frost Giant
    Set Bonus:
    90% Resist Fire
    100% Awesome
    >> Anonymous 02/28/10(Sun)00:03 No.8318079

    We're rich, and we will live for centuries IF we don't get immolated or dismembered again. Buy the best, enchant our armor, our fireproof suit, our underwear, our skin, and our bones if possible. Get any amulets, talismans, rings of power or lucky rabbit's feet we can buy. Get the same for anyone who will be fighting on the front lines for us. In fact, get a sack of magic protection items that we can just hand out to any random nameless soldiers who end up in our squad, that'll make us popular.
    >> teka 02/28/10(Sun)00:07 No.8318147
    pass out handfuls of "Charms Of Great Luck"
    Dont tell anyone that they are "Charms Of Redshirt"
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/28/10(Sun)00:14 No.8318297
    rolled 4, 6, 3 = 13

    Total fire immunity for a living being requires godly levels of power. That would cost almost all of what you've got.

    90% is doable. It would make it possible for you to step into a blast furnace unarmored, and walk back out half a minute later with nothing more than a strong tan. It would cost about three quarters of your original horde, 70-80 gems.

    80% is modest, for a Frost Giant. With that, you could run through several bonfires and be just fine. About 50 gems would do it.

    Please note that a full-body enchantment would provide equal protection to your entire self, but being fire and heat-immune only protects you from attacks that are not powerful enough to breach the enchantment itself. Full immunity would require a near-act of god to penetrate, but 90% and 80% could be temporarily dispeled by human mages.

    Even 100% protection is only a guarantee as long as the enchantment is operating unimpeded.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/28/10(Sun)00:17 No.8318347
    Well since it seems like we're going up against someone who has more power than a god, I don't think it's worth getting 100%. 80-90% seems better.
    >> teka 02/28/10(Sun)00:19 No.8318378
    my opinion is to go big.
    reach for ninety percent on self, and remember to look into some fire and ice enchantments for weapons.

    Remember, thats from our massive horde so Far.. we are planning to go into war against hordes and legions of these things, so I think there will be some chances to roll more 20's on loot tests later.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/10(Sun)00:20 No.8318388
    rolled =

    Other enchantments to Consider:
    Troll/werewolf level regeneration

    Also a spell that might come in handy if we ever head north:
    The ability to use an enemy's frost attack to heal ourself.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/28/10(Sun)00:20 No.8318399
    Also, you said 70-80 gems from our original hoard. What's our total with our new gem total from the 3 fire demons?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/28/10(Sun)00:24 No.8318458
    rolled 4, 4, 3 = 11

    At least two hundred, and several ruby geodes, if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, without the archive, I cannot check, and I did not record it before.
    >> Researcher Sam 02/28/10(Sun)00:25 No.8318491
    rolled 45 = 45

    Alright. Plus diamond geode. And when you said 100% would take all we have, did you mean out of the original hoard, or everything, and including/excluding the diamond geode?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 02/28/10(Sun)00:27 No.8318524
    rolled 2, 5, 5 = 12

    Everything, including all geodes except the diamond one.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/10(Sun)00:27 No.8318530
    We need two more archive requests to get it archived. Come on, /tg/!
    >> Researcher Sam 02/28/10(Sun)00:28 No.8318542
    Than it's definitely not worth it.
    >> Anonymous 02/28/10(Sun)00:29 No.8318544

    What other kind of protective magics are there, can we get some protection from falling rocks, or protection from getting shot in the eye with an arrow magic, how about a charm that keeps all of our limbs firmly attached? The demons have sharp claws to go with the whole firey eyebeams thing, and I don't even know what kind of stuff the rock spiders can do.

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