Deep in the sinister broiling lands of Mordor, an ancient evil was awoken once more. Sauron, apprentice of the once mighty Morgoth, rises to seize his master's vile throne, and declare himself Dark Lord. Malicious and wicked things heed his call, as they travel to Mordor in search of their new master. Your existence is one of pain and dread, horrid suffering that no living thing should stand. In the rank pit you are ripped apart, broken, melted, drowned, decayed, tortured. Your very soul is molded by the agony, twisted and mutated till it is no longer recognizable. From above you beg for mercy, but none comes and you continue to stir. There is but one escape. Your claw and scratch and bite, ripping and tearing at the slime keeping you captive. A hole, you see a hole, a hole you made in the fabric. You screech at it, continuing your assault of the wretched barrier that denies you life.Air. Finally.(1/2)
>>1229081You fall suddenly, landing face first upon searing ground. Though your ears ring you hear the muffled screams and churning of damnable magics. You feel yourself hefted, pushed and throw about, and you’re sick of it.How do you answer? >Lash out violently (1d20)>Run through, must run. (1d20)>Kill the things attacking you. (1d20)(2/2)
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1229085>lash out
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1229085>lash out violently (d20)
You lash out violently, striking with your newly formed limbs. You hear a crack from in front of your, followed by yelping and cursing. Your vision begins to focus as you now see around you. You are in a cave of some sort, surrounded by other pits, where monsters of all shape and size are treated the same. Some hunchbacked and others facially deformed, all of them carried out from this hellish place.(+1 to Attack rolls!) Despite your fight and the injury dealt your captors, you are dragged away through a tunnel of sorts, and a blinding light sets your vision immediately back to horrendous standard. Though you are temporarily blinded, you can still make out shapes around you of what appears to be huts and some kind of numerous racks of weapons. Helmets, shields and swords are all plentiful, but you are led further out.Suddenly, you are forced to the ground, and thrown out along with some rudimentary clothes. It smells of rot and blood, but it’s cured. Leather. You hear yammering, yelling at you, “Get oiut ya git!”.A shuffle of feet later and you are alone in what appears to be a sort of valley, residue of slime clinging to your forehead like some sick parody of afterbirth. You equip the leather armor (+1 Damage Resistance!) and wipe the filth from your forehead.Now what?>Wander, find food. (Tracker set)>Find someone, or something, else (Raider/Beast Master set)>Fuck food, fuck social skills, find some weapons and FIGHT (Berserker Set)>Simply walk, or wait for something to happen(Fourth option gives other sets, abandons current sets)
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1229085>Lash out violently (1d20)
>>1229114>Simply walk, or wait for something to happen(Fourth option gives other sets, abandons current sets)Mystery box
>>1229120>>1229119>>1229087>>1229089Also, forgot to mention, 25-30 minute voting periods, depending on players. Going to set this one at 30 minutes, where in you have 23 minutes left to vote. Other wise, just gonna call it for mystery box option.
>>1229114> simply walkWhat the fuck is a set?
>second, bad guy middle earth quest on same day>someone contain my boner>>1229114>>Simply walk, or wait for something to happen
>>1229140The set of skills and the subsequent skill tree that will unlock with its selection. There are also non-set skills that can be picked up along the way, and disadvantages that can be given with say, low rolls.>>1229140>>1229141>>1229119>>1229120Walk the plains, writing now.
While your stomach feels empty and your rage is immense, you decide to temper both and simply begin walking, opting to vent both at a later time. The first few steps are little more than stumbling, but soon you are almost rhythmically marching along, picking your feet up to a tune of war. A drum sounds and a horn plays in your ears though no instruments are near you. It’s almost, instinctual. Along the way you find an abandoned fire pit, a still roasting rodent upon the spit. Both the embers and the cooked meal… call to you.(Arsonist or Glutton set) In the same pit, you find a… hand. A pink fleshed hand, severed from its owner, blood still on the ground. Must have been recent. You want to taste it. The blood and the bone and the sinew. You want to find the rest of the owner, cut off his other hand. Season it with something! (Butcher set)Your fantasizing is cut short however. A crow lands upon the severed hand. Black, beady eyes staring straight back at you at is pecks at the soon to be rotten flesh. (Crow or Raven set) All of this is seeming so… natural to you.>Pick an ember from the fire (Arson)>Take the squirrel and the spit (Glutton)>Take the hand, cut it open, and fillet it! (Butcher) >The bird speaks to you… you should listen. (Raven/Crow)>Simply keep walking. (Abandons current sets, gives only three others.)
>>1229160Well these are strange and interesting ones..although beast master would have been kind cool too.More info about Raven/Crow, before I throw my vote?
>>1229168Basically a more Priest/Scout (respoectivly) oreinted set, where in you'll have some followers (like 2-3 max) and you'll have certain skills expected of a scout. Complete invulnerability to stealth and long range but a weakness towards straight up combat
>>1229168>>1229176All others are self explanatory I hope. Butcher for bleeding, Arsonist for burning, Glutton is stout, etc.
>>1229163CMON GUYS FIREEEE WATCH IT BURN
>>1229160>>1229176Hard choice...raven sounds pretty cool as does fire guy. Oh well, lets put our hand into fire>Pick an ember from the fire (Arson)
>>1229184>>1229163Watch the world burn>>1229174Other two options Wanna lock it down for Arsonist set or...?
>>1229189>Simply keep walking. (Abandons current sets, gives only three others.)MYSTERY BOXYSTERYBOX
>>1229190What IS IT with /qst/ and MYSTERY BOXES!?
Rolled 1 (1d2)I'm going to roll for it...1 for Arson2 for Mystery boxesHeaven or Hell let's rock.
>>1229193Arson takes it! Writing now.
file name is supposed to have an R, so sue meThe fire seems warm. Even though it’s only embers now, the warm glow of blazes past beckons you. Kneeling down in front of the fire pit, you pick the ember from the ashes. It doesn’t even burn your calloused hand, your skin seemingly too thick for its heat. This is now your most prized possession. Arsonist Set Acquired!You pocket the small thing in a pouch that came with your leather garments, making sure to line it with some cool dirt. It’s warmth shall protect you, and its fire shall be your weapon… weapon!It’s just dawned on you that you are without weapon, totally defenseless! Not even a sturdy stick! However, you notice there are some spare things about. Noticeably bits and pieces of metal and wood and bone. Hell, there’s even a damaged shield in one of the corners! Perfect! >Choose your weapon! >Take some gnarled metal, wrap it in something for a handle. You now have a sword! (+1 attack rolls, -1 dex, +1 agility)>You found a long stick, and some bones or some metal. A spear! (+2 attack rolls, -1 Agility, +1 Intelligence)>None of these are to your liking… maybe a cleaver of sorts? (+2 Attack rolls, -1 Defense, -1 Intelligence) >You can take a stick, put some rocks or metal on it… that’s a club! (+1 Strength, -1 Intelligence)Lastly,>Do you take the shield? Y/N
>>1229216>None of these are to your liking… maybe a cleaver of sorts? (+2 Attack rolls, -1 Defense, -1 Intelligence)>Take shield
>>1229216>>Take some gnarled metal, wrap it in something for a handle. You now have a sword! (+1 attack rolls, -1 dex, +1 agility)>Take shield
>>1229216>>You can take a stick, put some rocks or metal on it… that’s a club! (+1 Strength, -1 Intelligence)
>>1229254>>1229220Two for sword and shield, >>1229218Meat cleaver>>1229241One for Club.Going to leave for 15 more minutes while I attend some business, honestly surprised no one is taking the spear. Looks like pic related, which I guess could be called a halberd instead.Have at it, sword in the lead so far.
>>1229216Club! We can set it on fire and have a big torch to wave around!
>>1229269>>1229262That's two for sword, two for club. Yew Orcs wan' meh ta' rol'?
Club, imbed the ember in it. Fire club.
>>1229541Is not possible yet. But club wins it, so writing now. Sorry for the time it take in between posts
>>1229262>>1229556I personally woulda liked a sword and board setup but being a late arrival ill take that as divine punishment
Your surroundings are littered with broken scrap and raw materials, twine and sticks and the like. You could easily fashion yourself a weapon for the time being. You do just that, grabbing a particularly thick stick, you fashion it into a handle and take the metal scraps, driving them into the top and secure them with twine. It’s a menacing looking thing, with jagged edges perfect for cutting into flesh and stabbing through bone. Almost reminds you of yourself in some odd way. Finally, you take up the abandoned shield from the corner of the wall it’s situated on (+2 to Defense Rolls!). It’s a small thing of wood, surrounded by a metal ring with handles for easy- “HEY!”You turn around to notice another Uruk standing at the entrance to the ruins. He’s got a metal sword and nicer clothes than you. You don’t like that.“Das’ me shield! Gib it back!” He yells, running at you.What do you do?>Defend yourself, initiate combat! >Throw the shield at his feet, run.>Bash him with the shield, initiate combat!On a side note, the battle system has only been tested once, so if you do fight this guy and we run into a hitch, I apologize. Real sorry.
>>1229658>Bash him with the shield, initiate combat!YOU WANT THIS SHIELD? WELL ERE YA GO YA GIT!
>>1229658>Bash him with the shield, initiate combat!
>>1229670>>1229680>>1229714Shield bashing wins, writing now.
I was hoping for captain america shield throw.
Also, give me three 1d20+1 rolls if you please.
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1229755Here goes
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1229755
Rolled 11 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1229765Fuck my ass
>>1229758>>1229762>>1229771Best 15, you're good. Writing now.
With only a moment to spare you meet his charge head on. His sword is raised high, flailing violently as he charged at you with a high pitched battle cry. You raise your shield up, targeting his chin! With a mighty thrust the metal ring crashes into his jaw, forcing him to jerk to his side and reel in pain from the shield blow! “’Ave it ya’ git!” you declare! >Attack successful! Roll for damage, 1d3+2!
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d3 + 2)Let's beat him into submission with the shield and acquire a little helper early on
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d3 + 2)>>1229803
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d3 + 2)>>1229803This git needs ta learn is place
>>1229809I vote we sacrifice 'im to the fire if he doesn't comply.
>>1229814>>1229809>>1229815Best 5 damage, down to 10 health! Nice going! Writing now.
>Enemy Health: 15-5=10>Your Health: 15He reels in pain from the strike of your shield, but immediately rights himself with some semblance of shoddy foot work. Clearly angered from the pain now he runs at you again, bringing his sword are up on high and bringing it down hard, attempting to cleave your head in half!>DC14 for both!>Dodge! (1d20+1)>Block! (1d20+2)
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1229868>>Block! (1d20+2)Lets go
>>1229868LEMME SHOW YA HOW. A REAL ORC USES 'IS SHIELD!
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1229868>Block! (1d20+2)AAAAAAAAAAA
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1229868>>1229875Lol jk lemme just forget how dice work (fuck phones)
>>1229878>>1229879>>1229873See? No need to worry! Writing now.
>>1229886My goal is to become Captain Kamina Orc at this rate.
>21! Crit Success! You see it coming a mile away, and bring your shield up to meet his sword. It lands squarely in its center, deflecting the blade and tripping up your attacker! Now’s your chance! >Counter attack? (Roll 1d20)>Push the advantage, shield push! (1d20+2)>Wait for another slip up, then capitalize! (1d20)Again, sorry about the time taken in between these. Goddamn, it shouldn't take this long to write this crap.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1229935>>Counter attack? (Roll 1d20)
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1229935>Counter attack
>>1229944Looks like my theory that my desktop sucks at rolling was right.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1229935>>Counter attack? (Roll 1d20)Nat 1
>>1229955>>1229937>>1229944Just not good enough... writing.
>>1229973We shoulda kept up with the shield, the shield is our one hope!
You go in for a stab at his guts, then you remember what you have is club. It dinks him yeah, but he donkey punches you for your trouble! (You are dazed!) You stumble forwards from his dirty trick, almost losing balance as you turn around to address the bastard. You seem him bringing his sword to bare, this time trying to stab you and repay the favor! >Block! (1d20+1)>Dodge! (1d20)>Try a dirty trick (Guranteed Crit, 1d20-2)
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1229990>Block! That -1 intelligence is already affecting us, we thought our club was a sword. Also shield is the only way to win, ive learned my lesson.
Rolled 20 - 2 (1d20 - 2)>>1229990>15 hits him on opening of combat>14 results in getting cheap-shotted when he is stumblingWelp.>Try a dirty trick (Guranteed Crit, 1d20-2)
>>1230012Well fuck me sideways and call me sally.
>>1230018Well it did say guaranteed.
>>1230012Don't know why you're complaining, Mr. Nat 20. Also I feel I should mention so this doesn't become an issue, it's a vs kind of thing, where the DC is determined by roll. Some are secret, some are not, and crits still apply. Sorry m8. Writing now!
>>1230027Knowing it was opposed DCs would have helped, yeah.
>NAT 20-2=18>JOHNY CAGE IS PROUDYou still see it coming, and throw your shield to your side and block it. The blow leaves him staggered and legs opened. You bring your leg back and throw it to his groin, intent on kicking his crotch to the sky! With a mighty shifting of weight you speed your foot in-between his legs and hear a crunching sound.>roll for damage! (1d10+2, nonlethal!)
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1230048ayyyyyyy right in the nads
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1230048I won't lie, i winced a little.
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d10 + 2)>>1230048Brutality.
>>1230055>>1230056>>1230058Dubs do it, 10. Writing now.
He doesn’t move for a few good seconds after you remove your foot from his groin. Finally though, he drops his sword, falls to his knees and cradles his crotch, howling in pain. He lies before you in a fetal position, your first casualty ready to be added. The first body to the pile. Or… you could spare him… if you make a convincing enough argument he might even bow to you... you like that idea.>Naw, crush his skull.>Eat him, you’re hungry.>Convince him to join up with you (1d20-1)
>>1230111>SACRIFICE HIM TO THE FLAME!
>>1230114BURN THE GREENFLESH AND TURN HIM TO ASH
>>1230111Rape his fields and burn his wives!
FIRE GOOD! BURN BURN! HAHAHAHA
>>1230114>>1230128>>1230146>>1230153Jesus fuck, okay, writing now. Goddamn pyro maniacs.
>>1230111Set his clothes on fire, so he has to wear fire to hide his ugly ass.
Convince to join up, if he refuses burn him alive.
>>1230199Only if he survives the initiation.
Are we going to meet best Uruk though? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3ng5FXscg
No. There’s something else entirely… something warm. You need something warm. The thrill of the fight is fading, leaving your veins cold and clammy. You feel empty. Need light need warmth need… fire. You gather up some wood and stray debris, leaves, grass and things. Flint and steel at the ready you drag the pained Uruk to the fire and place his head upon the altar. With the flint and steel you light his hair on fire, subsequently lighting up the pit, igniting the beautiful flames. Agonized, high pitched screams come from the sacrifices mouth. He’s trying to deny the fires warmth… trying to escape!? You STOMP your foot on his chest, keeping him down on the ground, head still in and slowly being absorbed into the flame. The smell of burning flesh, the crackling of hair and muscle, a symphony, music more beautiful than you’d ever heard. He struggles, hammering at your leg, trying to lift you off his chest but the effort is futile. Soon he stops moving all around, and you remove yourself from his body. You sit by the bonfire’s side. This must be what the Dark Lord sees everyday… you envy him.It is beautiful._____________________________________________________________________>Congratulations! You were born!>Congratulations! Priest of Flame!>Congratulations! Your first kill! Notch it!>You’ve leveled up! Will explain what the hell that means next time! And that is the end for now, will resume this quest next Saturday! Thank you all for attending! I'll stick around to answer any questions y'all might have! >>1230232Also, top kek m8, loved ToG's stuff, especially the Shadow of Mordor playthroughs.
>>1230264Looks like I'm adding this to my list of quests I participate in every saturday, you got a twitter or anything for announcing when you're going on? Also you gonna archive this?
>>1230269I will archive this yes, and I'm currently getting myself a twitter as we speak. Will post in here if I have the time.
>>1230264Can't wait 'till some crazy orc with half his brain exposed yells "STICKY GLUE!"Or we find the cursed Blood Axe...Ah, jokes only ToG fans will understand...
>>1230279Is this quest in any way related to the other orc quest?
>>1230284I saw that one and lurked in it, but naw, it's not. This is in the third age along the canon. The other one is kind'a cool too, not gonna lie. The whole bit where he ripped off the captains head scorpion style was fucking metal.
Meats back on the menu shortly boys! In an hour or so!
Where's da meat boss
>>1236948Meat's been postponed maggot! Is need ta' get ta me job!