You've been summoned by an Elven girl, a noble by the name of Elena. Thanks to her incompetence in daemonology, you are an unbounded demon within the mortal reality. Thanks to this, you have been able to grow in power rapidly, and now sit on the cusp of great knowledge. Sin is your power, and your power is sin.~~~~~~~~~~~~~Archived threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=BurdenDiscord Chat: https://discord.gg/NUkYHG2Character Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bAE-9Go89ohNxH3kvWfFpoUxG8sF0yhk4J-eH--21gQ/edit?usp=sharing~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Unknown Imp hover in a destroyed basement, his 'Mistress' having left for supper commanding him to clean the mess. His Crippled Fairy prisoner still lies at the bottom of the sewer entrance, and the door to the girl's father's study remains propped open, a sanctuary of daemon knowledge and the occult.With a sign, you use your powers of animal empathy to force the rats that had been gathering in the room to begin cleaning what they could.You fly down the sewer to your prisoner, finding them exactly where you had left them. It seems they didn't try to escape, even though their wings were left unbound. "Wh-that happened up there? I-I heard a noise...""Nothing you need to worry about." You say, picking up the pillow and the fairy on it. "I'm going to move you so you don't get crushed." You say, flying upwards and bringing the fairy into the study so she would be out of the way.With that, you returned to the main room, seeing the rats making a good start on the cleaning as they dragged what they could into the sewer.>Use word of power to try and clean it all now? (Roll 1d20 + half of charisma and half of Intelligence combined)>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?>Interrogate the fairy some more?>Seeking our the webs and Shells within the sewer?>Start a fire?>Other?
>>1646951>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?If it's unlocked for us, we should take the advantage. The Drons will still be there later.
This is a limited opportunity as we don't always have access to the books, but we can always go hunt for drons.And well, easy knowledge==power>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?
>>1646951>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?We need to take advantage of this and get more power, while we can
>>1646951>>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?
>>1647055>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?
You return to the study, the rats seeming to be sufficient enough for now. Flying past the fairy, and coming to the main desk where you had last read.>Choose one?>Demons and thier magic: A study on the arcane and the divine and how they mix with demon-kind. [2 gold counters, and Learn a cantrip]>The slaughter of Greenwatch: A historical account of the Greenwatch demon incursion. [2 bronze counters, grow sharper claws]>Children of the Abyss: Stories of a mysterious cult of demon worshipers, rumored to have spread throughout modern society. [2 silver counters, and gain knowledge of a near by demon leyline, a place where the veil between the abyss and reality is weakest]>Search for new knowledge?
>>1647104>Demons and thier magic: A study on the arcane and the divine and how they mix with demon-kind. [2 gold counters, and Learn a cantrip]cantrips are always useful
>>1647104>Children of the Abyss: Stories of a mysterious cult of demon worshipers, rumored to have spread throughout modern society. [2 silver counters, and gain knowledge of a near by demon leyline, a place where the veil between the abyss and reality is weakest]
>>1646951>Let the rats keep doing it at their own pace and go study?Welcome back to our imp: who is on start to being the vermin king
>>1647104>The slaughter of Greenwatch: A historical account of the Greenwatch demon incursion. [2 bronze counters, grow sharper claws]Those claws are worth 5 bronze if I remember correctly, so 7 in total. They would come quite handy for ripping and tearing drons.. and well, just in general.
>>1647104>Demons and thier magic: A study on the arcane and the divine and how they mix with demon-kind. [2 gold counters, and Learn a cantrip]
>>1647104>The slaughter of Greenwatch: A historical account of the Greenwatch demon incursion. [2 bronze counters, grow sharper claws]
>>1647183>>1647160>>1647126The Slaughter of Greenwatch happened roughly ten year ago. During the harvest festival, The children of the Abyss came to the village. Kidnapping multiple villagers, they sacrificed a good number of innocent live sin order to call upon one of the servants of the Arch-Daemons.What followed was the complete devastation of the village and the cult, save for one member. Chosen as the "Speaker" by their fellow cultists, the details of the slaughter are in depth and graphic.The cultist was imprisoned in the capital city, kept alive so the clerics could hopefully gain information on the cults movements.Through the study of the text, you come across text written in Daemonic. Reading this passage, the bones in your arms shatter, split, then reform over the course of agonizing minutes. Your roar of pain startles the fairy, though you can see a little bit of hope spark in her eyes while you writhe in pain.Eventually it ends, and you rise onc emore, your claws having lengthened by a couple inches and becoming incredibly sharp.[Gained Claws I: +2 on attacks rolls when using claws]"What are you doing in here?" Came a voic ebehind you, turning, you see your 'Mistress' standing in the hall. "I thought I told you t-By the Gods, what is that filthy creature doing in my father's study!?" She yelled, staring at the fairy, who was looking terrified at the elf.The Elf began to walk threateningly towards the Fae, who seemed to be trying to get words from her mouth, but was stumbling.>What do you do?
>>1647318I found this creature in the sewers as I was recovering my strength mistress, I thought it cruel to leave it to die. If I might mistress, might I be allowed to keep her down here, I will personally care for her myself of course.
>>1647318>It is my summoned servant and by extension yours - its small size allows for the completion of a variety of tasks that I would not be able to accomplish by my own. It was unfortunately injured by Drons while scouting enemies in the sewer and I am waiting for it to recover.
>>1647318kill her already why do we continue to perpetuate this fake master slave relationship?
>>1647318>"Think of her as my assistant mistress. I found this creature in the sewers and decided to bring her along, isn't that correct?"Quick question: Can the little faerie we have become one of the ones that use glamour, can't lie and are weak/afraid of cold iron? Or is this just like a magical humanoid butterfly?
>>1647318>I found and captured the fae in the sewers. I am using it as part of my plan to gain enough strength to end your mother
>>1647360Once we kill her, we have to flee from this place full of knowledge. Additionally she will be extremely useful if we manage to find a way to magically enslave her .Since we have virtually infinite gold, we need someone to act as our proxy and purchase expensive items (books, magic items, etc) to further our power without risk. A noble yet incompetent elf girl would be able to do this without raising too much suspicion.
>>1647360If we kill her, we'll just bring unwanted attention to ourselves
>>1647360At this point I think of it like this, It's our property and we're vain enough to want to keep it, simple as that. It isn't for anything more than that really. With Zeldren we were logical and cold when we needed to be, he was manipulitve and did everything merely for the sake of his own plans and would lie and befriend a little girl only to use and potentially sacrifice her for his own schemes, with no real in game affection for her. On the other hand, our imp is all of these things to an extant, but it's also proud and passionate. It's always been at the bottom of the totem pole, forced to act as the yes man and servant while hoping to the dark father everyday that he isn't eaten for someone's snack. Now, he finally has the chance to ascend, he was once now someone else's property to torture and command. Now he is gaining the same things. The imp craves power, and servents, and ascendence, just like all of his more powerful siblings have. It doesn't matter that this is just some fae we found, it's ours and we do what we want with it, we've never had our own real property before and we'll do with it as we wish. Besides, it obeyed, and if it keeps obeying then we'll keep it alive, just as every imp has had to go through. that's just the way I'm playing the imp as, A little pragmatism is fine but I don't want to end up the exact same character as Zeldren, we don't need to do things just because it's the most logical, we can have thoughts and desires that make sense to us and influence how we think and take action. Like simply burning down a sewer camp for example, and then torturing a fae and enslaving it. You can disagree with me, just the way I see the imp is all
>>1647318>>1647376>>1647379this two together
>>1647360Yeah, let's kill a noble's daughter and lose access to a safe place full of knowledge and our main source of future items. Why don't you just suggest we go into a church and hold a glowing sign saying "I'm a demon, slay me!", while you're at it. It's because of idiots like you that evil PCs have a bad reputation.>>1647318>>1647425Supporting.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1647438
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1647438
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1647438
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1647438
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Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1647438let's roll a 1 for us
>>1647506dear lord that could've gone bad
>>164745119+(2-2)=19Success"That fae I found within the sewers," You simply, watching Elena slow to look at you "She is mine now, and I plan to use her in my plan to end your mother. So I would appreciate it if I could keep her Mistress, if you'de be so kind."Elena scoffed, glaring at the fae "She's just going to trick you, all fae are filthy liars.""She won't, I've made sure of that." You say, staring at the Fairy, and seeing her wilt under your gaze."Fine, whatever. Just get ready, I havew to bring you to my room while everyone is still eating, that way we don't get a repeat of Isaac. He's waiting in my room by the way." She said, turning and leaving.With her gone, the fairy looked somewhat relieved, then looked to you "U-uh, how will I help you? I can try, but I'm not able to do much...anymore.." She said, seeming to grow depressed as she seemed to try and will her limbs to move.>What do you do?
>>1647654"When I have a use for you, you'll know. For now, you may relax until I have need of you."In imp's head: HAVING A SERVANT IS SO FUCKING COOL, HOW HAVE I NEVER HAD AN UNDERLING TO LOOK AT ME WITH THAT LEVEL OF FEAR BEFORE?!
>>1647654Respond to the fairy>Don't you have any healing magic or regeneration of any kind? Useless. I'll figure out a way later, if you continue to obey me, that is.>Try to see if you can make enough time to read the "Demons and their magic" book (2 gold counters and learn a cantrip)otherwise I guess we'll have to follow her, as she says I guess?
>>1647654You can help me kill peopleAnd point out things i missOh and act as bait from time to timeAnd one day youl be able to move again
>>1647654try to sneak some book to her roomtell the fae "When I have a use for you, you'll know. For now, you may relax until I have need of you."
>>1647716You shake your head "Of course I end up with a useless fairy. I'll figure out something in the future, as long as you obey me." You say, flying past her and leaving her in the study "Until then, listen to my demands and you should be fine."You leave he rin the study, and the door closes behind you.Time passes, and thanks to some clever movements and close calls, you manage to find yourself in your mistress' room a the sun begins to set. "Alright, I'mn going to be asleep. Do not distrub me unless you need it." She said, walking off to change, leaving you with Isaac, who hands you a map."This is as complete of a map of the manor as I could gather. Some people were a bit weirded out but I just told them I'v ebeen getting lost recently." he said, seeming ready to leave.>Ask him questions?>Let him leave
>>1647998>Let him leaveAsk him if he wants more gold then her ever had befor?
>>1647998>>1648011this + ask about the people on the house
>>1647998We don't really need to kill her mother, but we still haven't figured out how to enslave people to our will with a demonic contract. >While she sleeps, let us take a gander at the book she owns herself. Since the book is her inheritance and she managed to summon us, albeit poorly - it is very likely to be a book/grimoire about demonology / demonic magic. Worth a shot anyway.
>>1648040>>1648011"Of course I do, why els ewould I be working with a demon and a witch." the Servant said, seeming irritated at the whole situation."Tell me of the people who live here""Not much to tell, there's Elena, her mother who we mutually hate, her little sister and niece, and a handful of servants like me. There's also Old man Harken, but the old Orc never leads Lady Kellem's side." He explained, watching for any hint of betrayal from you.>Ask about the Niece?>Ask about the servants?>Ask about the Little sister?>Ask about Lady kellem?>Ask about Old man Harken?>Let him leave?
>>1648089>Ask about Lady kellem?More information on our target is critical.
>>1648089>Let him leave>Do what I mentioned here >>1648055
>>1648089>Let him leave?then pickpocket the book off summoning
>>1648089>1648089>Ask about Lady kellem?
>>1648089>>Ask about Lady kellem?>Ask about Old man Harken?
>>1648184>>1648193>>1648115"Lady Kellem is some fat Toad of a woman who married Lord Kellem to get his money., judging from how much time she spend sin the treasury." Isaac said matter of factly, then ducked under a book throne by Elena "Hey, you think the same!" Elena came out in a night gown and her hair down, prepared for bed "Yes, but I won't have you insulting my family like that. Only I'm allowed to." She said, bonking Isaac on the head with her inherited book and then walking off to the bed. "Now get outta here, I have to sleep and my minion has to do reconnaissance. apparently." She said, climbing into bed as Isaac rolled his eyes and turned to leave.Soon, night came, and your Mistress was sound asleep, the book under her hand on the bed.It would be about eight hour sbefore she woke up again, and the house was likely left empty from everyone going to sleep, except maybe a servant going about some last minute business.>try and take the book? (Roll dex)>Search the manor for something?>Explore?>other?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1648344>try and take the book? (Roll dex)
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1648354supporting
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1648344Its risky, but fortune favors the bold.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1648344>try and take the book? (Roll dex)
>>1648344>Try and take the book
Rolled 1 (1d3)
>>1648383if we fail, lets turn her 99% into gold so that its reversible
>>164835414+0=14SuccessSlowly and carefully, you pull the book from beneath the girls hand. Her fist clenches, but she then rolls over, letting out a tired moan as she pulled the blankets further over her body.The book lies in your hands, ready to be read...except there's a lock on it. Cursing to yourself, you look around for the key, then here a jingle as Elena turns once more. Around her neck, something that must have been tucked away, was a necklace that held a key on it.You wonder why suck cruel luck was thrust upon you.>What do you do?
>>1648433Use our newly sharpened claws to break the chain, and take the key. This book must be important.
>>1648433>Try and use spark on the key to melt it
>>1648433Just try to lift the key and open the book without removing it from her neck
>>1648433Look for key, obtain key, use key
>>1648485>save key for later for kinky shit
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1648800
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1648800
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1648800I'll be the one who gets the natural one, I guarantee.
>>1648885Wait, I was right?
>>1648895Your powers have doomed us all.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1648800
Rolled 3 (1d3)
>>1648885Critical failure!Grabbing hold of the necklace, you slowly try to lift it up towards the book. Placing you feet on the bed so you can avoid flapping your wings, you almost manage to get it to reach, until you slip and yank the necklace hard and fall on Elena's stomach. The elf girl let out a "oomph" and shook awake as you yanked her head up with the necklace."Wuh, huh?" She said in a panic, before seeing you with her book and the necklace in your hand."What are you doing?!" She yelled, reached out to grab your neck with anger in her eyes.>What do you do?
>>1648979Studying mistress, your orders were to recover my strength and become fit enough to end the mistress' mother a within a week's time since my summoning into this plane. I have learned and trained as much as I could in preparation for your order, and it seems logical to learn from every possible source. your humble servant apologies for interrupting your sleep, I am simply doing following my orders in the most efficient way that I am able to
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Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1649017
>>164922418+2=20Partial success!"Mistress I-Urk!" You started to say, before the Elves hand was around your throat and he either hand tear her book from your grasp. Her eyes were almost red with anger."What makes you think you are ever allowed to touch my father's book?!" She yelled out, her grasp tightening around your neck."I was just following your orders to get stronger," you choke out, fighting every instinct to peel the flesh from her bones, "your book seem like a logical next step!" Elena threw you from her grip and into one of her dressers, a handle jabbing into your spine and knocking the breath out of your body. Despite her being a mortal elf, the size difference made the difference in relative strength obvious."Stupid Imp, the next time you touch my book, I'll boil you alive and serve you to my cow of a mother. Hopefully she'll choke and put you both out of my misery." She said, glaring at you before grabbing her book and placing it under her pillow. She then laid down and turned away from you "I want my mother dead in two days. If you don't succeed I'll tell the clerics you brainwashed me and Isaac. Get to work, useless trash." She said, before growing silent as she glared at a wall.You stand up, rubbing the sore spot on your back as you recover from the exchange.[You have taken 2 damage]>what do you do?
We could sneak into her mother's room and turn her to gold before melting her. Make it look like she left / disappeared and head into the treasury and take enough gold to make it seem like she's went a running.
>>1649541welp drons it is then tonight, BBQ-ed drons sounds nice
>>1649606Drons it is
>>1649606>>1649611>>1649752Silently, you limp out of Elena's room, glaring at her for a brief second before shutting the door. With a hiss of pain, you are airborne and fly off towards the Basement and eventually the sewer, the trip easy thanks to both walking the path and also possessing a map.As you enter the basement, you find that the rats have effectivly cleaned everything. And by clean, they pushed everything into the sewer. One rat in particular, covered in webs and missing a chunk of its hind quarters, had thoughts that shouted out to you "Door. Find. Webs. Shells. Pain"The rat was bleeding to death and likely would not survive much longer, your compulsion likely bringing back to this point.>What do you do?
Could we somehow bait the drons out of the sewer so they'll attack the mother and daughter?
We should probably sleep first, get to use our coins.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1649777Attack the drones, use the rats as frontline and stay back turning drones to gold. Also check on the fairy and ask if it can help you with magic, hurling spells at the enemy. If it looks like the rats are failing/drones start to break through them then get close and personal and set everything a blaze (preferably not the fairy if it comes with us) and rip everything apart with our new claws.
>>1649805This, we need to level up and get a few improvements. Some spells or something would b nice.
>>1649839This. Not to mention, we already skimped on sleep last night. The last thing we need is exhaustion penalties.
>>1649826Fairy is currently locked in the study
>>1649846Shit, then I support this->>>1649805
>>1649839>>1649845>>1649805Deciding to get some rest before delving into the sewers, you fly over to a pile of fabrics and cloth, and settle down for the night.>How long do you sleep?[currently running on three hours of sleep]
>>1649852Not long so that we can deal with the drones before the elf girl wakes up
>>1649854So say, 2 hours ?
>>1649857Seems right. How much do we have to sleep for a day? More or less than a normal human?
>>1649859About five hours a day. You're small so you don't need much recharge time.You sleep, and soon the familiar sound of coins falling is heardMammon looms before you, silently stretching out his hand.>choose two>One bronze counter, gain +1 to con or Str>three Bronze counters, gain new sense ability>five bronze counters, double in size (move you to next size category)>Ten Bronze counters, gain regeneration I [Heal one hit point peridodically]>One Silver Counter, Gain +1 to Cha or Dex>Three silver counters, gain the fearful Gaze ability [Make eye contact with an enemy, enemy must make a will save or bear feared]>Five silver counters, gain telepathy I [Can read the unguarded surface thoughts of sentient mortals]>Ten Silver counters, gain alluring voice ability [Roll Cha, have a chance of turning an enemy into an ally. AoE effect]>One gold Counter, increase Int or Will by 1>Three gold counters, gain a cantrip>Five gold counters, gain the terramancy spell [Rolling Int, attempt to mold and shape the earth how you will]>Ten gold counters, gain a one time use ability. [Subjugation sigil: Place upon the forehead of a weakened victim, then spend three hours channeling. Victim becomes devoted to the caster like a beloved king. After used, ability is lost forever, even if the ritual fails and the casting is interrupted]>Spend all counters, ????
>>1649897(Edit: if >Spend all counters, ????" Is chosen, that takes up both choices)
>>1649897>Ten Bronze counters, gain regeneration I [Heal one hit point peridodically]>Three gold counters, gain a cantrip
>>1649897The ten gold counters is tempting, but imo not worth itI also want to gain size, but it's too early - we might miss some important things like regeneration, which should be essentialTelepathy also looks very good, but mostly in our current situation (since we're weak) and I don't want us to end up relying on manipulation rather than pure power of rip and tear/magic, so...>Ten bronze counters, gain regeneration>Three gold counters, gain a cantrip
>>1649897>Ten Bronze counters, gain regeneration I>Five silver counters, gain telepathy I
>>1649897do you guys really not want TO BE AN EARTH BENDER?? also I dont think we need to regenerate that much. we can just go start a fire >Five gold counters, gain the terramancy spell [Rolling Int, attempt to mold and shape the earth how you will]>Ten Silver counters, gain alluring voice ability [Roll Cha, have a chance of turning an enemy into an ally. AoE effect]
>>1649920supporting this instead then
>>1649958Good point. We could just heal by lighting a spark under our ass.I think earthbending has much utility, but we do not have enough silver counters for alluring voice.>earthbending>telepathy
>>1649970>>1649958sad, I still go for terramancy but I guess regeneration can be useful later on as an insta regen skill so>earthbending>regen
I am willing to answer any questions you guys have. I'm gonna be busy today, so I'll be leaving this open for debate and voting for basically all day
>>1649974Changing from this >>1649963 to this >>1649974 ... again
>>1649897>Five silver counters, gain telepathy I [Can read the unguarded surface thoughts of sentient mortals]>Five gold counters, gain the terramancy spell [Rolling Int, attempt to mold and shape the earth how you will]
Friendly reminder that if we fuck this up this will be the BBEG of this world
Votin for regen and cantrip
>>1649897>Spend all counters, ????Mystery box, I cant resist.
>>1649897>>Spend all counters, ????fuck it
>>1649897>Ten Bronze counters, gain regeneration I [Heal one hit point peridodically]>Five gold counters, gain the terramancy spell [Rolling Int, attempt to mold and shape the earth how you will]
>>1649970Changing this to:>earthbending>regeneration
>>1649897>+1 to con>telepathy 1
>Ten Bronze counters, gain regeneration I [Heal one hit point peridodically]>Five silver counters, gain telepathy I [Can read the unguarded surface thoughts of sentient mortals]
Why telepathy? It doesn't feel that useful desu
>>1651438It is actually VERY useful for leading them by the nose and learning things we wouldn't otherwise. It's also entry tier psionics.
>>1649897>>Ten Bronze counters, gain regeneration I [Heal one hit point peridodically]>>Five silver counters, gain telepathy I [Can read the unguarded surface thoughts of sentient mortals]
How many counters do we even have?
>>1653084check the character sheet on OP post, it's there
Wait do we even have enough counters for regen?
>>1652751>>1650988>>1650949>>1650614>>1650610>>1649931>>1649924>>1649920Regen+ telepathy WinsYou placed your coins on Mammon's palm, and watched as he once more crsuhes and melts the coins, pouring the liquid metal over you.You feel the gold seep in through your ears as the bronze drills into your body and encases every cell. The agony is almost unbearable.You wake up with a start, flying immediately into the air and barely stopping yourself in time from hitting the ceiling. You calm you frantic breathing, and hold your hands up. You feel...newer. Your body felt pure, as if the harshness of the day had melted away in your sleep.[Healed 2 hp]With a firm nod, you flew into the main part of the Basement, and looked at your option, feeling rested and ready for the night.On your right was the sewers, where the drons were and where you had kidnapped your fairy from. On your left was the closed study, your fairy locked within along with a large collection of daemonic knowledge. Ahead of you was the stiars to the main floor and the rest of the mansion, where the mortals lived.You have about 6 more hours until the night ends.>What do you do?
>Knock on the study´s door and tell the fairy to try and unlock the door from inside. Degoldify her wings so she can reach the lock.We need her to go on our glorious Dron hunting quest
>>1653503>>1653495Forgot to link
>>1653503wings were never goldified, but a usable idea none the less
>>1653495Go dron hunting, it's time to start building our level and stats
>>1653503her tendons in her arms and legs are cuthunt drons
>>1653525She doesn´t need either to cast words of power
>>1653525>>1653526Actually, while I still want to go dron hunting, it might be a good idea to quickly check up on her first
>>1653531Uhh how much of her body is gold exactly ? Because you guys fed her and I am starting to wonder how she ... You know poops
>Check on fairy and possibly bring her?>Straight to dron?
>>1653548>Straight to dron?
>>1653548>check on fairyBut don't bring her, that's dumb
I hate that we didnt get terramancy christ we couldve made an earth armor in later levels and the utility it gives jesus christ oh wow we can read the surface thoughts of unguarded creatures we can funally know if elf girl is thinking about what to eat for lunch yayyyyy
>>1653548Let's stop wasting time and start killing dron already>>1653568>being this saltyLearn to move on and enjoy the ride
>>1653568While i somewhat agree, telepathy could evolve into some neat telekinesis shit later if we throw some gold points at it
>>1653525>>1653507You fly off towards the sewers, intent on finding the rumors bugs that had taken residence within. You follow the path the rats lead you, until you come to a tunnel that is thick with webs and filled with mounds of near stone like dirt.The rats refuse to continue, and the sound of clicking and chirping can be faintly heard ahead in the darkness.>What do you do?
>>1653587Burn the webs
>>1653589Agree. Smoke them out and make the rats face them.
Rolled 10 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1653608
Rolled 2 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1653608
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>>1653612A small spark briefly comes into being by some webs, and ignites the web briefly before sniffing out of existane. The fire is spreading slowly, as it start very small.Eventually, it begins to rapidly consume the webs and fly down the hall as it followed the webs.The chirping and chittering grows more frantic.>Move forward?>Use word of power?>Wait?
>>1653625word of power, we bonfire now
>>1653625>>Use word of power?Use the wind to fan the flames, we heal from being in fire so if we get injured or surrounded we can just enter the flames.
>>1653625Supporting this >>1653627
Rolled 9 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1653627this>Words of power: Roll 1d20+ (½ int+ ½ cha) <rounding upSo 1d20+2+1?
>>1653626>>1653627good idea, supporting
>>1653629Yes, need two more rolls
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Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1653639
Rolled 3 (1d3)Sorry for the slow posting, had some stuff that kept needing my attention. I'm gonna be going to bed here but when I wake up we should be able to go full speed
>>1653654>>1653655>try to fan flames with wind spell>roll 21>wind is too strong and blows out flame
>>1653668That's not how great successes and crit success work. REEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>165364418+3=Great success!Take a deep breath, you close your eyes as you collect your thoughts. The word of power was not simple magic, it was both a authoritive demand and a humble request to the world itself to change according to your wishes. The balance must be kept, else the world will simply ignore your pleas. No man controls the earth, it merely is willing to take requests if one asks in the right way.Gathering your energy and breath, you speak loud and proudly, the oratory liek that of a pride demon speaking over his army. "Àirde na Gaoithe!"As soon as the words leave your mouth, a massive hurricane like wind blasts from behind you and down the tunnel, feeding the flame slike a fire storm and causing an explosion of heat and death to rocket down the tunnel.The chirping stopped, and there was no sound in the darkness.[Gained a level!]>You have four points to spend on attributes. Can't spend more than two on one skill.>After leveling, what do you do?
>>1654068+1 Dex+1 Int+1 Wis +1 Cha
>>1654068+1 Con: Time to get beefy+1 Dex: Sneaky stealthily sneaks+1 Cha:We are very sorry, mistress+1 Wisdom: My imagination has run out >Venture in the tunnel and commence to examine the remains of the fallen Drones: Do they look useful? We might be able to win Elena back with some offerings
>>1654077This but con instead of Dex
My votes for 2 to dex and 2 to strength
>>1654068+2 str+1 Int+1 Wis
>>1654125>>1654082>>1654077Unknown Imp, Lvl 3>23 hp>str: 1>dex: 0>wis: 2>Int: 4>Con: 2>Cha: 3>>1654081>Venture in the tunnel and commence to examine the remains of the fallen Drones: Do they look useful? We might be able to win Elena back with some offerings?>Other?
>>1654155Well, I would like to get our fairy for a test run to see if she can be useful in battle. Vacation time is over.
Venture into the tunnel
>>1654155Venture into tunnel. We need scarab shell for ingredient, we already have fairy dust(technically) and a goblins tooth shouldn't be too hard to get
>>1654318>>1654081You move forward into the tunnel, smelling burnt flesh and charred sewage as you move along. Eventually, you come to a hollow black carapace of chitin, the flesh burned away leaving nothing but ash and armor. There are around five such things when you arrive.However, there are still three living Dron, small half domed shaped insects with six legs alone its perimeter. They seemed to be disoriented, trying to dig through stone unsuccessfully and bumping into their fallen comrades blindly.Just a couple feet behind them, seemed to be a still burning corpse of some different creature. the damage was to extensive, but you could tell it had a chitinous shell as well.One of the drone starts scuttling towards you.>WHat do you do?
>>1654331Do these things look dangerous physically? Could we just snap it and it'll fall over?
>>1654331Kill it with fireIf it gets close, RIP AND TEAR
>>1654331>Rip and tearWe need to refrain from fire so we can scavange ingredients later
>>1654347it looks like a turtle with its head par tof its shell and having six legs. You're not to sure it can do much to you with your flying over it.
>Roll strength to rip and tear
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1654468
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1654468
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1654468Here's nat 1 anon, come to play!
>>165448418+1+2=21Lunging at the Dron, you swipe your claws at its shell, letting out a roar of blood lust. You expect gore, blood, a cry of agony as your claws swing with enough force to cut the air.Instead your hands hurts and you recoil from the strike. Looking at the Dron, it's shell was damaged, a there was a light streak of blood, but it was only a flesh wound.[Did one damage to Dron. Dron [Hard shell] ability activated]The Dron seems to register the attack, but then continued to move along, not concerned with the itchiness on its shell.The other Dron seem to be waddling over to the shellls of their comrades and trying to drag them deeper into the tunnel.>What do you do?
>>1654578Cast flame spark on them and attempt to burn them. If that doesn't work maybe we can flip them over and burn them on their weak belly?
>>1654578Flip over the dron(s) and stab them in the face with claws
Flip one over and try slashing the belly
>>1654666>>1654590>Roll strength to flip the Dron
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1654720
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1654720Bet I get my daily requirement of (1) natural 1 here today.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1654720Flip that shit
>>1654741You place you hands beneath the shell of the creature and try to lift. However it's heavier than you expected, and you don't even manage to lift it off the ground let alone flip the creature.The creature, letting out a sound of alarm, swings its leg at you, but misses as you rise away from it.Hissing and chittering can be heard apparoaching from the tunnel, further into Dron territory >what do you do?
>>1654797RUN AWAY RUN AWAY RUN AWAYOr turn them into gold
>>1654797Round two.Fire + Wind spell AOEConsidering how durable we now know their shell is, let's just roast them.
Can we grab the dead ones and fashion some sort of armor out of their shells?
>>1654872You can try, it would take an intelligence roll
>>1654856Vote for this>>1654872And this afterward
>>1654797this>>1654856then this afterwards>>1654872
>>1654942>>1654936>>1654930>>1654872>>1654856you have enough time for one
>>1654969I said AFTERWARD meaning AFTER the battle.
>>1654985K>>1654979>>1654976>Roll for your fire spark and then your word of power
Rolled 10, 7 = 17 (2d20)>>1655003
Rolled 1, 6 = 7 (2d20)>>1655003rollin
Rolled 20, 9 = 29 (2d20)>>1655003Rollan
Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d3)
>>1655064If we get you, we're fudged.>>1655069If we get me, we are a bit less fudged.
>>1655071well, that works then
>>1655077That actually has no affect on anything, since it's not one of the original 3 nor is it a natural 1 or 20.
>>1655083That's the roll for which roll we're using. Means we got the 20 and the 9.
>>1655083are you new or something? Because Burden's system is first three rolls and he picks which of the three we use based on his own d3 roll
>>1655069Critical fire sparkYour pushed the magic from your body, and in an instant, realize that you need to get down. Whatever wind you were going to summon is unneeded, the magical fire exploding and sending a wave of flame down the tunnel and consuming everything. You are fine, as you are effectivly immune, but the Drons that were at your feet are not, and whatever was down the tunnel sounds either at deaths door or extremely hurt.Mor eimportantly though ,while you were creating the spark, you discovered a new trick in how to form the spell. It is now far more effective.[Gain Fire Spark II]The Drons that were near you are dead, ashes once more.[You feel close to leveling, as well as something else.]>What do you do?
>>1655099Nope. Not new, been here since the first one.
>>1655123explore further in>>1655129then you should know it counted then
>>1655123>Venture further down the tunnel and kill everything we meet with our new fire spellLet's make sure they don't rebuild, we don't want an angry Dron infestation if we make this our base.We can gather up their shells later.
>>1655123Oh, also thus far you guys have gained 5 gold counters and 2 bronze
>>1655134I'm not good at remembering! I didn't know that after the first three. I knew that he rolled a d3, that's why I thought things after the first three didn't count. Sorry for not remembering the rules of 5 different threads at the same time, while having other things to do than 4chan!
>>1655144no need to be all defensive man, we all make mistakes
>>1655137>>1655134>>1655132You fly forward, the tunnel effective beginning to form a thin layer of glass along the stone from how much fire you had been bringing to bear.Eventually, you come to find the hunche dover and burned body of a 6 foot tall beetle monster, a mixture of nightmares and teeth you expect only having existed in hell itself. It begins to click and turn its head to you,. A small dron scuttles out from behind it, and is immediatly grabbed by the large creature.With a shower of green gore and blood, the Dron's soft underside is torn open and the large creature begins to consume it. Green lines begin to glow along its carapace, and an odd smell begins to be released. It burns begin to heal as itthrows the empty shell away and picks up another Dron,[Encounter with Dron overseer! has taken 40 damage total, has healed back ten.]>What do you do?
>>1655218A ranged attack, Fire Spark II
>>1655218Fire Spark II, burn it again.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1655218Here we go.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1655305Pls
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1655303
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1655303
>>1655305The display of cannibalism before you shouldn't have disturbed you, shouldn't have shaken your mind. You dealt with it every day in the Abyss, watching friends and siblings be consumed by your more powerful siblings.But here, it's different/ The Drons don't fight it, in fact, from how they hug onto the Ocerseer's face, they seem to assist the creatur ein eating them. Your mind is unfocused, and you create only a small spark of fire that snuffs itself out before long.The overseer finishes off another Dron, standing tall and seeming healed up enough. It then begins it his and move towards you, its step stomping against the stone as it extended large scythe like claws.>What do you do?
>>1655344A simple firespark 2 might not be enough. Lets combine it with wind again and make the dron explode in fire
>>1655344>>1655353Burn out the infestation!
>>1655344let's try this>>1655353 but keeping our distance from the target
>>1655465>>1655383>>1655375>>1655363>>1655353>Roll for fire spark and Word of powers
Rolled 2, 1 = 3 (2d20)>>1655524Rollin
Rolled 8, 16 = 24 (2d20)>>1655524
Rolled 7, 13 = 20 (2d20)>>1655524
Rolled 1, 3 = 4 (2d3)
>>1655530>>1655563Your fire spark manages to form at the size of your fist, and impacts the creature, but the flames spread out and die with barely an effect. Luckily though, your wind comes and halts the creatures advance, forcing it to stop and anchor itself on the walls in order to not lose ground. The wind is keeping the creature at bay but won't last long.>Spark it?>More wind?>Claw?>Retreat?>Telepathy?>Other?
Rolled 17, 7 = 24 (2d20)>>1655843>Spark it>More windMAGIC! ALL THE MAGIC!
>>1655843Let's spark it to death!
>>1655843Spark it again, we might need to fall back to claws if this one fails.
Rolled 13, 14 = 27 (2d20)>>1655843
>>1655924>>1655892Need one more roll
Rolled 9, 3 = 12 (2d20)>>1655924>>1655892Also say something cool like "blow me" or "all you are is dust in the wind"
Rolled 2, 1 = 3 (2d3)https://68.media.tumblr.com/3a388cb8acb23f8fd289c96f7a51fc00/tumblr_o9wibjennl1tvso1qo1_500.gif
>>165592413+4=17Finally, after fizzling out the last couple times, a sizable spark is unleashed upon your enemy. The explosion of fire engulfed your enemy, and the wind fuels the fires that have taken to forming on its body.[10 damage done to Dron Overseer!]The Dron let out a hiss, the winds weakened now due to your second attempt not working as well. It charged froward and extended its claws farther than you expected, and cut you across the chest, sending waves of agony across your body.[Recieved 5 points of damage!]The creature pushes the attack, and swings at you once more, but you manage to dodge it. It's hard to to keep up, as the creature's multiple arms were like blades swing at once.[Currently suppressed. Performing an attack or moving away will give the overseer a free attack. WORDS OF POWER AND TELAPTHY are still usable ]>what do you do?
>>1656072might as well, telepathy to get a good read on its attacks then move back hopefully we've read him enough that we won't get hit
Why did you decide to fight it? Ffs, we need to get away fast.
>>1656108for the experience friends, besides it was on its deaths door a while back, lets say it ate 3-4 bugs to heal, then thats just 40-50 more hp to death (-10) so about 4-3 more good attacks
>>1656132It's the same mistake that we did before. Fighting enemies much stronger we will run out of luck soon.
>>1656267we were doing well fucking everyone last game and we barely had that much offensive and defensive capabilities, we only got too cocky and didn't know when to stop and to heal up. I think we've learned from our mistakes but being a pussy from a giant beetle isn't gonna help us
>>1656088>>1656086>>1656077"Defend. Kill. Survive. Protect princess. Kill. Consume. Kill."It's thoughts seemed to be simple and on repeat, however, you hear another further behind the overseer."What is The overseer screeching about? Did he find where the fires were coming from?">[You take 5 more damage. You are no longer suppressed, the overseer is tired and thus more vulnerable]>What do you do?
>>1656314Fire spark again
>>1656321supporting, after this we get whatever part we needed for the ritual and run away
>>1656326I don't know, man. All we have to do is cause a large enough fire to kill it and heal ourselves.
>>1656330the sentient thought behind the dron scares me
>>1656331It's not a dron, that's for sure. Perhaps it's a plot hook that will help lead us to zeldren (sorry for the metagaming, I've been invested since the first thread). Maybe you're right and we should be afraid, but it at least warrants a certain amount of perseverance to a course of action we've already invested some time in, don't you think?
>>1656331I am sure It's nothing to worry about :)
>>1656344>>1656356if we manage to get everything nice and burny lets go for it but for now I'm siding with caution
>>1656371At this point and the way the thread is moving, we've been in combat with the overseer for over 6 hours. I'm not complaining, but I'd feel shafted if we just ran away now. If that's the way it plays out, however, I'd be more than happy to roll with it.
>>1656378I feel like we're going to evolve right after the overseer, I wouldn't mind peeking to whoever made that sentient thought but the fact thatA. it seems to be the master of the overseer whose fighting us pretty well andB. we dont have a defensive escape mechanism like zeldren's phasemakes me worried
>>1656390We have regeneration (for some reason) and an offensive healing tool in the form of a fire cantrip. I'm thinking as long as we utilize the latter we'll come out on top unless the overseer has some way of one-shotting us. Though if that were the case I doubt we'd still be alive. I respect your thought process, but I believe we can overcome this encounter.
>>1656400okay, as long as we set everything on fire and heal some before fucking with the next encounter I'm okay with it
>>1656314It seems like we have some control over where the fire spark manifests, would it be possible to create and detonate one where our imp roughly guesses a vital organ might be inside the overseer? I'm thinking it's brain, or its equivalent to lungs/heart?
>>1656404Also, we are at 15 hp unless I'm forgetting something. Maybe we should try to immolate ourselves before doing anything else.
>Roll intelligence for sparkYou can also have it so the spark originates on you and just have the explosion go out from there.
Rolled 18 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1656433
Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1656433
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1656433
>>1656344Presumably the princess of the hive, they're bugs, they'll have a hive structure and it seems this is similar to a Tyrant Guard Tyranid, so it makes sense that there is some larger Dron that it guards.
>>1656456[healed to maximum]An explosion of fire once more fills the tunnel, forcing the overseer to the ground as its flesh burned and melted from the heat."PAIN" screamed it's mind, the creature releasing clicks and weak hisses as it stared at you.[Beetle took ten more damage, seems to be back on deaths door]"The overseer sounds like it's in trouble... I better leave and get the guards!" The other voice thought, before it's presence seemed to begin to fade.The over seer swung its blade like claws for your body, cutting into your flesh again.[lost five health, 20 total hp]>Finish off the creature?>Fall back?>Hase after the other entity?>Orher?(Going to bed now. I'll have some time before work to post, and then I'll be back on after a six hour shift.)
>>1656516that worked out well, finish it off
>>1656516>Finish off the creature?Then gtfo, I don't want to fight whatever the guards are.
>>1656516>Finish off the creature?Then>chase the other entity
>>1656516Let's fly into it, rip and tear a hole into its underbelly, and pull it onto us when it dies, so we will hide in the hole.Then laugh when the guards come and think we've run off, while we regenerate health and consume the damn bug from the inside.
>>1656540This. Lets not push our luck. We can ho back after we evolve
>>1656516>>Finish off the creature
>>1656516>Finish off the creaturethen>Fall back
>>1656516Finish it then press on, but sneakily, reconnaissance only.
>>1656516>Finish off the creaturethen>Fall backPapa demon god didn't not raise no dumb imp
>>1656516>Finish off the creature>Chase after the other entityRIP AND TEAR TIME. NO MORE HIDING
We really should try to harvest the shell for armor. Given that a small beetle was almost totally immune to our claws, this big fucker is probably made of stronger material.
>>1656905Literally all we need to do is fly up high beyond melee reach and spam fire spark and word of power. Despite their strong outerior they aren't immune to heat or fire. And even IF they manage to harm us we have regen and we heal from fire which we will be constantly throwing out.
>>1656919We're in the sewers though, so there's probably not that much headspace
>>1656919If we do get overwhelmed by whatever guards this princess was talking about, we could lead them into the house so they can take care of the mother and that little elf cunt for us. Should be pretty easy to mop up any survivors afterwards.
>>1656946Dude even this dron we're currently fighting is strong enough to almost rival us, imagine how much stronger the queens personal guard would be.. and if there are several of them.Why do you wanna end up like Zeldren so badly? Let's just wait till we evolve, we can always come back.We'll probably evolve within a day, so even if they're bugs - they shouldn't have much time to rebuild.
>>1656951Is he almost strong enough to rival us? I mean, sure sure he didn't instadie from our flame/wind combo, but it's not like we've been having a hard time fighting him either. Personally I voted for retreat after battle, but it's not like I did because i'm scared we're going to die. It's more of just not underestimating the enemy.
>>1656951We are probably going to evolve after killing the overseer.
>>1656935Flight still gives us mobility advantage and even if we there isn't much space we can still keep them at range by moving back then they advance toward us.
>>1656516>>1656750 this and this>>1656905
With one final snap of your fingers, the creature is consumed with flames, and falls over dead. You've won, and relief washes over you as the fight had been a close one. Had things continued, you may have been in trouble.The. You hear an unholy and unnatural mix between clicking and screams coming from the tunnel.Taking that as your queue, you turn and run, picking up what shells you can as you fly over them. >Roll Str
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1657081
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1657081
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1657081
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1657081
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1657081
>>1657082Um, good enough. The dice gods don´t seem angry with us.Is it enough to carry the big one´s shell, though?
>>1657088Don't get ahead of yourself, burden still needs to roll
>>1657092Yeah, I forgot about that
>>16570855+1=6The shells are heavier than you expected, and you only have enough time to pick up two shells before having to leave.You fly as fast as you can, happy your maximum speed is so fast, as you soon stop hearing the unholy screaming.[You have leveled. Choose two stats to increase by one once.]Two more hours passed while you were dealing with the Drons, leaving you with four hours until the elf would awaken. You were flying through the sewers still? Putting distance between you and where you last heard the screams.>Return to the manor?>Investigate the fairy camp?>Explore?>Other?
>Return to the manor?Drop the bounty in the study.
>>1657152>Investigate the fairy camp?Maybe there is some cool stuff or survivors.Also increase strength and dex, time for melee
>>1657152>Investigate the fairy camp?+1 Int+1 Str
>>1657152+1 Int+1 Str
>>1657152> Drop the bounty in the study.Then> investigate the camp
>>1657152INT cha Investigate
>>1657177>>1657175Int and str chosenYou fly towards the manor and drop the shells off, leaving them at the entrance of the sewer so they wouldn't be just out in the open.when you stop by the manor however, you feel you skin begin to crawl and your mind begin to grow dark. Your body is changing, and your blood is boiling.>You can now evolveChoose one:>Malice>Conspiracy>Fire>Tyranny>Sadism
>>1657227>ConspiracyTemptation to cast down one's master and take their place. Greed and Lust and Envy and Pride rolled into one delectable package.Who could say no?
>>1657227Fine with whatever, posting blank vote (Kinda wish there was a rat option).
>>1657227>Tyranny > Malice
Looks like Tyranny wins, writing
>>1657421>what did he mean by this
>>1657461I'm happy tyranny won, you silly goose
>>1657468same, I just couldn't read kackles' facial expression
... OP?OP, speak to me. We're losing him! Get the defib!
>>1657757Quick get 10 mlg of shitpost
>>1657757He's busy, but will be backCheck discord
Tyranny or fire
>>1657819Don't mean to seem impatient, but is there any word on when he'll be back?
>>1658200He just got off work, so thread will probably start up within the hour, depending. You should join discord though.
>>1658260https://discord.gg/y7G8KzYin case anyone wants to join
AwakenYour eyes open, and you are on your feet instantly, flecks of gold shifting in the air around you. You stand tall and look around, wondering what had happened.You have taken your first stepYou look down at your hands, and realize they ar elarger, powerful, gray skin ornate golden tattoos drawn over the skin. Your claws gradually shift from gray to gold, and what had once been spindly arms were now lean and fit.Finding a nearby puddle, you gaze upon your reflection, and for a second, feel an old instinct to run scream out one last time. A fiend stared back at you, those creature in hell that were above Imps and were the commoners of demon society. You had made it, you had broken the shackles of your old weakness, and now stood in the mortal word with strength earned by your own hands. You move your body, stretching new muscle and cracking settled bones. You then try to rise from the ground, but your wings hit the wall and cannot open fully. It seems you have grown to large to fly in these sewers any more. You inhale deeply with your new nose, and despite the horrid stench of the sewer, you can't help but appreciate the new feeling that was your body.The fairy camp still lie dunexplored, yet now yu had true power, power enough to likely handle anything within the mortals mansion. And perhaps, enough to force that lowly elf who considers herself your master let you into the study once more.[You have become a Fiend of Tyranny!]>Regeneration I ----> Regeneration II>Flame Spark II ----> Flame Spark III>Claws I ----> Claws II>70 hp>str: 5>dex: 0>wis: 5>Int: 10>Con: 6>Cha: 6>New ability: Chains of the tyrant: Choose a target. If you can get that target to say "I will serve you my lord" willingly and truthfully, they will become magically bound to you and their loyalty strengthened.>What will you do?
>>1658517Well fuck we are a threatening looking mother fucker.I guess we should probably go check on our Fairy slave / captive and make sure she is okay. Maybe terrify her with our new form and then go and see our master.
>>1658517explore the faerie camp. Likely we can dominate anything we find there.
>>1658540Aye let's do this. Maybe we can get another slave or something.
>>1658571>>1658562>>1658540You turned around and walked straight back into the sewer. Eventually, you come to what must be the burnt remains of the camp. The supplies had been moved, and there were no bodies in sight.However, the satchel you had seen the fairy clutching in her tent when you first found her. it had been singed, but it appeared to still be mostly undamaged.>What do you do?
>>1658627Check it's contents and take it with us. If nothing else we just got a free way of carrying shit around. Such as books. Or our tiny slave.
>>1658631Lol no. Is probably a sneaky fairy trap. Poke with a tent pole from afar.
>>1658645If the satchel is a trap we can trick the fairy into saying "I will serve you my lord" by offering it to her.
Tiny gods, as soon as we are done here let's get the fairy on our team indefinitely, fashion some armor out of those dron shells and make that little elf bitch give us her book and force her to kill her own mother.
>>1658645You poke the satchel cautiously, and the satchel expectedly does nothing except be poked. You do think there is something solid inside, judging from what you felt though your poking.>Pick it up?>Leave it?
>>1658693>Pick it up?
>>1658708>>1658704>>1658699You bend down and pick up the satchel, the bag being rather small compared to your now six foot tall height.With a roll of your eyes at the lack of prize, you turn and begin to fiddle with the latches of the satchle.>Open it?>Do not open?
The multiple prompts for this satchel worries me
>>1658732Dont open it, get our fairy slave to tell us what's inside
>>1658732>Open it?mad man option here we go
>>1658741>>1658740>>1658737You decide it's best not to take the risk, And leave the satchel shut as you make your way back to the Basement. Your time had come to a close, and no doubt the elf would wake up soon. You smiled as you imagined the reaction she would have to your newest form.Eventually, you mad eit back, though an hour late. You doubted that it would make much difference, and your climbed your way ou tof the sewer.The first thing you see is the Study door wide open, Elena's voice unleashing a never ending torrent curses from within, and your fairy prisoner flying near the mouth of the sewer with their limbs dangling weakly. The fairy looks a little relieved to see you, but still frightened.The sound of books being thrown and shelves being knocked over was heard within the study.>What do you do?
>>1658754>I have brought you a tribute...Master.I wonder how her face will look when she gets up chained and with a shiny slaving rune in her forehead
>>1658765you don't have that
>>1658771In timeI was meaning to give her the two Drone shells, keeping the fairy bag for ourselvesI should have posted that
>>1658773We need at least one to do the ritual
>>1658754ask the fairy whats happening
>>1658775There are more from where they came from. Getting on Elena´s good side is more advantageous in this situation
If we tortured someone and threatened them to continue unless they said "I will serve you my lord" Would it count as willing? Since they would rather serve us than continue getting tortured.If yes, then do that to the Elenaif no, then i support this >>1658776
>>1658776>>1658754Have the fairy update us on what occurred.Grab a Dron shell and enter the study as quietly as possible. Close the door behind us (don't want a flight risk when Elena sees us)."Something amiss, Mistress?"We can offer her the Dron shell as an apology for the incident last night, and to distract her while we close the distance. Her surface thoughts should give us ample warning if she intends to strike first or cross us due to our continued growth.
>>1658754>>1658765Change to support this >>1658796
>>1658805>>1658798>>1658796You leaving the Fairy locked out of the study?
>>1658813nah shit might of hit the fan(the servant might of been suspected of something with all the gold he had and he might of squealed) so we have to be ready to gtfo with all our possessions so bring her with us
>>1658813We should take her into the study. With all the ruckus that we have caused in the sewers, something may came to snatch her from us
>>1658813dont take her with us
>>1658813>Bring her alongShe might be able to help in the fight
>>1658813>>1658816>>1658817You fly forward, lightly grabbing and pulling along your fairy until you and her are locked in the study with Elena. There were piles of books and scrolls, some of them in bags while others hastily thrown to get her in piles.Elena was still in her night gown, and her hair was a mess. She hadn't yet prepared for the day. "Mistress, Is there something amiss?" you ask, causing the elf girl to turn around to stare at you with panicked eyes."It's about ti-Woah!" She shouted, falling onto her back and backing up rapidly. It took her a second, buty she eventually recognized you and glared "Damn it you Imp, make up your mind on how you look!" She shouted, turning back to what she was doing "Quick, gather anything that looks like its important! We don't have much time, have your useless garbage fairy carry something with her teeth or something."The fairy shrunk away, looking around for something she could actually lift with her teeth."Mistress, I'm afraid I'm lost. What are you so worried about?"Elena turned and glared at your with unease and frantic anger "Isaac ratted us out last night! He took your gold and told the Clerics! The traitor left a note on my breakfast this morning, telling me so! Jerk must have thought it was funny!" She said, turning back to start piling more scrolls and books.>What do you do?
>>1658843Shit has hit the fan. Time for the nuclear option.Does she have a goblin tooth somewhere? Time to open the gates of Hell
>>1658843"I see. Fairy, please show my Mistress down through the tunnel's into the sewer to somewhere safe I can find you two or return to the entrance and await me.I shall attempt to cover our exit as well as I can after we have taken all of the books of note from this library. By burning the house to the ground."
>>1658843Tell her to feign ignorance about the demonic summoning. Tell her to go to the authorities and claim that her servant Isaac stole gold coins from the family safe.Meanwhile, we will go hide in the sewers, taking whatever books related to demonic/heretical spells in case they try to investigate her room/study.We have pretty high charisma so we should be able to convince her. In case everything goes south, we burn everything and fly away.The servant has literally no proof, and nobody will believe a servant over a noble.What do you think guys, any holes in this plan?
>>1658849no if issac stole something we would not know it's him tell her to prepare all the books and scrolls for travel and tell her to watch for how the authorities come to the house if they rush towards the house we know they believed him, if they walk to it we know they are either investigating or coming to tell us about the lying servant.
>>1658843Help her, loot all the things, run them kill her
>>1658849>>1658845I panicked there. Supporting >>1658849 this:Isaac may have taken the gold to himself, without having talked the priests about it and that will make them suspicious.First: tell the lady to fucking calm down and go to the authorities to denounce Isaac of thief. Addtionally, she will retrieve a golden statue of the like from the mansion, in order to make it look like Isaac has melted that to make the "misterious lump of gold" that a demon gave it to him. He is alredy known to hate the masters and othe rservants might testify against him. He doesn´t seem like a really nice man to be honest.Second: If some demonologist back in the day lived in the place or/and time of torches and pitchforkes, they might have devised some simple tricks to disguise demonic presence. The study is full of demon-related books. A biography of such a demonologist, with a trick like that detailed in it may not be so rare. I mean, they could be different versions of the same general spell, as covering your tracks is Demonology 101. We search for it, we learn it and we erase any proof of our presence here through magic shenanigans. See if the fairy can help us with that.Third: If everything fails, we better be ready for the nuclear option, When we find the biography and apply the spell, we should start with the ritual of the gate to hell. Leave it ready to trigger and look for a preserved goblin tooth in the study
>>1658853We would know, since we will tell her to claim that she saw him and that he ran away.That would also explain his frantic behavior in terms of reporting "wild claims" about demons running wild.Really, Isaac is a dumbass - telling Elena that he's going to rat her out lmao
>>1658849support for now, lets not be too hasty lets ovserve first, we can always just fuck off, at least we get some time to be more powerful for now
>>1658862This. And get the fairy to say the "master" thing, and then ask her whats in the satchel.
>>1658843>>1658849>>1658862>Supporting Well she can't seriously expect the two of us running off with a library of demonic knowledge in our arms and NOT be chased by the authorities. Try to get her full attention away from piling loot so she can listen to why her plan is shit.If we can't find a spell to help disguise/hide the library, we should just cart whatever incriminating literature and materials into the sewer. Worse case, we can take our pick of the treasure and burn the rest while we make our escape.
Or you know just move all the books into the tunnleAnd burn the whole place downMaking every one think she is diedAnd killing her mum as well
Rolled 10 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>1659510
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1659510
Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>1659510
Rolled 11 (1d20)O baby
>>165951816+6=22Success"Mistress, you must calm yourself." You say, walking over to her and placing a hand on her shoulder. She tried to throw your grip away, but you remained firm "You must calm down, panic will only lead to mistakes." You say, staring in he rpanicked eyes. "Go to the treasury and grab a gold statue or something noticeable. Hide it away. Then go report that one of your servants is missing as well as some of your families wealth."Realization begins to set in her eyes as you continue "You are nobility, and he's been very vocal about his distaste for your mother. If anything, it will buy us time to think of a few more steps."Elena is quiet for a second, then nods as she stands "Good idea. I'll go make myself presentable and head out. In the mean time, make sure everything is ready in case they investigate anyways or the plan fails."She briskly walked towards the exit, opening the door and walking out. Second later a scream came from the girl.Your fairy looks wide eyed to the entrance, then flies behind a table, having seen something outside the study.You here chirping and hssing.>What do you do?
(Testing if im still banned if i do this) please ignore
>>1659572>chirping and hssingDefend her and kill the drons by partially turning their vital organs/insides to gold.
>>1659572investigate, be on guard
>>1659572Use our telepathy to get a better sense of whats out there (probobly drones) and what its intentions are
>>1659572Aaaaaand the drons come home to roost, get ready to fry nearest bug as we burst out from the study.
Talk with the fairy first, tell her we'll keep her safe provided she serves us for now and ask about the satchel first
>>1659602>Talk with the fairy first, tell her we'll keep her safe provided she serves us for nowThis. Then activate telepathy to scout.
>>1659638Elena is literally getting attacked by one or more Drons right now. Unless you don't care about her dying, we gotta rush to her defense
>>1659645Why do we care about her dying though?
>>1659650Because if she dies, we're pretty much guaranteed to have people searching for a demon and hunting us. Valuable books, potential servant to enslave - she is especially useful as a noble and use as proxy to buy magic books/stuff for gold.Already went through this. We're not gonna waifu her dude, but it'd be very dumb to let her die now
You rush out of the room, ready to pertify whatever bettle monster stood in your domain. However, when you exited the study, you had to turn your gaze up to see the face of what was threatening Elena.Standing easily seven feet tall, and weidling a spear made of metalic chitin, a large Humanoid Dron stood before you. It was releasing low chirping noises as it tilted its head and looked at Elena, the hissing seeming to be just how it breathed.It sniffed the air, and twitched the wings on its back, before shooting its gaze at you, staring you right in the eyes as its head tilted.>telepathy? Retreat?>Claw attack?>Word of power?>Other?
>>1659670>telepathyLet's see what this thing wants
>7 foot tall dronHahaha fuck us for meddling with the tyranid nest>>1659674if it's fast use telepathy
>>1659674Support, but keep on your guard and tell Elena to get behind us.>>1659684It might be tall but it looks lanky as fuck.. and very flammable
>>1659670Tell Elena to run, we'll deal with the "Princess".>telepathyMaybe try luring it back into the sewers?
>>1659670>TelepathyStay cautious while doing it tho
>>1659698>>1659691>>1659685>>1659684>>1659674"The smell of ashe and magic...and brimstone. This is the fire bringer."It stepped forward, swinging its arm and smacking Elena away, the gril flying five feet and holding her arm in pain as she seemed shocked.It leaned down to look closer at you."Magic...wait, a presense...not the princess...A large alien smile spread across the creatures face, its pupils growing small and its eyes growing larger. It then spoke."So, you can read mind Fire bringer? how interesting, very unique." It said, sound almost condescending.>Roll Dex
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1659713Curses our weakest stat
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1659713
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1659713Dex is nice
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1659713Great. now the Dron princess knows we have telepathy. And dollars to donuts this guy is outfitted against fire. We need a different tactic.
>>1659713>not using telepathy to predict her movement with our glorious +10 int modifier
>>165972210+0=10FailureIn a flash of movement, faster than your body can counter, the creatures long fingers are around you neck, gripping tightly. "Well little magic creature, I wonder just how powerful you are without your tricks."The creature lifts up its spear, it long arm letting it raise the spears point your your face as it leaned back "I hope I'll get more than your little magic tricks when I devour you.">What do you do?
>>1659743Subtly start turning her into gold from the inside while she's gloating, feign cowardice/defeat while doing it
>>1659743>>What do you do?Trust the Midas Touch
>>1659743Word of Power, try to rush in afterward and claw her.
>>1659743Apply claws to the spear, break it. The ravage her flesh with claws +Midas touch.
>>1659743supporting this >>1659753>>1659757Its made of chitin, i don't think we're breaking that in any meaningful way
>>1659743Head Butt it away then Flame Spark it.
>>1659754Trust it! Turn the brain or other important organ into gold.
>>1659743midas touch like>>1659753 said>>1659756It's got it's hands around our throat>>1659757It's made of chitin
>>1659743>>1659768>>1659756Fair point, I'll support the midas touch approach then.
Grab her face or arm and use midas touch
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1659802
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1659802
Rolled 20 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1659802
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1659802
>>1659833So boys, What monster species and sin will we be going for next?
>>1659843>14>failCalm down nigger we didnt even roll a nat 1, we're fine
Rolled 7 (1d20)I shall bless you with infernal protection. BY ETERNAL DAMNATION
>>16598047+5+2=14Success!You grab hold of the insectoids arm, and immediatly pump your curse through it, the chitin and flesh quickly shifting to gold. The Creature's eyes widened, and it threw you away towards a wall/ It then grabbe dits rapidly shifting arm and ripped it off, green blood splattering across the floor as it tossed the arm away. Muscles and flesh quickly forme dover the wound, and though its side was drenched in green, it seem to be for the mos tpart fine.[Enemy has dealt 10 damage to themselves. No longer being turned to gold.]"Clever little monster." It said, twirling its spear and then aiming to tip towards you "Seems you won't be such easy prey after all." It said, charging forward ready to impale you on the spear. Elena has begun to try and ascend the stairs, limping as she does, to escape the basement.>What do you do?
>>1659853flame spark it baby, just try to keep it on the enemy
>>1659853This is stupid.. But try and strafe to the side, and grab the arm.
>>1659853Side step, press hand into it's chest, Midas touch infused Spark
>>1659853Keep a distance and turn it into barbeque.+10 int baby, prepare to get fucking roastedAlso, since the spear is biological chitin, turn it halfway into gold, crippling its structural integrity and making it brittle its if we get close enough to it.
Grab the spear and attempt to break it, we aren't going to last long dodging so this has to end quickly before we're skewered
>>1659856Lets rather not try to do things that require dex rolls
>>1659853Keep distance and Flame Spark, and if that spear gets too close, try to turn it into gold
>>1659878I said it was stupid
>>1659885>Intentionally being stupid But why anon
Do what we always do with bugs. Kill it with fire.
Keeping to a distance is risky, she has good reach with her spear. Ending this fast is what I find to be the best decision
>>1659886It sounds coolWhy? Do other people not do stupid things because they sound awesome?It just seems bad***.
>>1659905Cuz id rather not die
>>1659910Of course not! Not things that would make you die. I'm not insane.Let us stop this argument.
So I'm counting two for Flame sparkTwo for getting in close Mammon caress? Am I right?
>>1660020MAMMONS CARESS IT IN THE FACE.
>>1659853Flame spark it
>Roll int for Flame spark
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1660053
Rolled 13 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1660053
Rolled 2 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1660053
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1660053
Goodness gracious. Let's get out of the goddamn basement. Fly past Elena and into the manor proper. I'd imagine there is a lot more space for us to move around up there, we can hover safely out of her reach. Even if she throws the damn thing at us we would have more of a chance at avoiding it. Furthermore, if the clergy are coming to investigate some bullshit we can hide and force them to fight the bitch.
>>166006613+10=2323-6=17With the practiced hand of an expert, you weave your arcane will into a concentrated point. Then, a fire ball about a foot wide formed infront of creature, a smirk on your face as you saw its eyes look at it.Your gaze turned to shock as in a flash, it one of its arms went out and grabbed the fire ball and attempted to throw it aside.You detonate the fire ball, but the bug managed to toss it aside just in time. It was still caught in the fiery explosion, almost knocking it over and severely knocking it off course, but it quickly reoriented itself and charged, the flames seeming to not wish to set the supposedly flammable enemy ablaze.[Enemy has taken ten damage. Twenty damage total!]It's spear stabs forward, you trying to dodge but the creature still fast and skilled. The blade stabs into your side, but you manage to break away.You feel your regeneration start to kick in, thankful for the power boost it got. Your wound quickly began to heal.[Took ten damage, healed back 5, five damage total taken]"So, you are just fool of nasty little tricks aren't you fire bringer?" The creatures says, seeming thrilled to fight you. It opens its mouth and begins to drool over the tip of its spear, the bodily fluid sizzling and boiling as it made contact with your blood on the spears tip.>What do you do?
>>1660271use telepathy to read it's attack, dodge the spear, the turn it into gold. (gold is a soft metal)
>>1660271It only has one arm right now correct?>>1660278I doubt that would work but it's worth a shot.
>>1660271Hmmmmm this really is something.Let's get up close and bap her up. Spears are long range and she can jab us if we are in her face.
>>1660278>>1660281We can only turn living creatures into goldWe should call the rats
>>1660305Call the rats as a distraction
Soundtrack for fighthttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JYFU_RiefKk
>>1660309>>1660305>>1660281>>1660278>Roll intelligence for telepathy based attack prediction
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1660381Please work.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1660381
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1660381
Shouldn´t we call the fairy back, to help us in this fight?
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>1660569Do you have a plan anon?
>>1660628Well,she may as well snipe a few words of power to the bug. With today´s rolls, every bit of help is appreciated. A kind of sleep or slowness spell may make the Drone Queen vulnerable to a Midas Touch
>>166039910+10=20Partial successYou delve into the creatures mind, and are immediatly bombarded with surface thoughts. Where to strike, when to disengage, doubts, confidence, longing, curiosity, even thoughts of mating are filling the creatures mind. The creature smirk, despite you managing to dodge his stab with what information you could gather. Your head was pulsing, waves of pain from the informational overload."Good Fire bringer, spread those wings, stretch your sense. Relying only on your basic abilities will only get you so far!" He shouted, spinning his spear. He then spat up a large ball of saliva, and swatted it towards you with his spear, sending it out in a cone.>Roll Dex, with a +2 bonus. Then decide your action
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1660646Call the fairy and make her do something useful for once: >>1660637
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1660646fireball
>>1660656>fireballWe better pummel this beast with our best magic. This is a knock down drag out fight.
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1660646
>>1660694>FireballMake it appear from his behind him/in a blind spot
Rolled 2 (1d3)>Roll int for Fire spark flank
Rolled 4 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1660729
Rolled 14 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1660729
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1660729
Can we get the fuck out of the basement
>>16607592+10=12Fire spark>>166065619+2=21DodgeYou duck under the spray of saliva, watching it strike the stone floor and begin to sizzle and melt the stone. With new found determination to stay dry, you form another fire ball behind your enemy.It wasn't as big as the last one, but because it appeared in their blind spot, the creature had little time to react. The explosion threw the creature forward towards you, it seeming dazed from the sudden attack. It was still smiling.[Dealt 10damage to enemy. 30 total. The enemy is stunned and is hurtling towards you]>What do you do?
>>1660831Check Slam the motherfucker Followed by turning the neck to gold if we can
>>1660831go for a coat hanger +midas touch
>>1660831Use word of power to push him back
>>1660837Bodyslam plus word of power wind to make us travel with more momentum into the Dron
>>1660869dron chintin is harder then us so we should just slam him to the ground that's why I think the coat hanger would be good
>>1660831Try to gouge out the eyes.
>>1660831use the combo, Fire Spark III + word of power wind
>>1660831Midas touch him while hes stunned
>>1660960+1. And make sure to get something critical, like the brain.
>>1661221Or like his legsSo he cant walk to usOr the other arm so cant hit us
>Roll will for Midas touch, >Head?>Torso?>Arm?>Leg?
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1661604>>Torso
Rolled 7 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1661604>Torso
>>1661604>Torso?then go for the head with our claws.
Rolled 15 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1661604>Torso
>>1661638'''Rolled 10+5 (1d20+5)'''
Torso (and here goes nothing since I'm on mobile)
>>1661660....what am I even looking at here?
>>1661667Fuck me amiright
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1661604>Torso?
>>16616287+5=12You palm smashes against the insectoid's chest, gold spreading from where you made contact outward. You managed to make a god quarter of their chest gold until the swung at you with their arm, intending to slap you aside like they did to Elena.>Roll dex, then decide what to do?
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1661721 fire blast him.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1661721Claw him in the part we turned into goldGold is weaker than dron chitin
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1661721Can we create a blast of fire where he's impacting us?
>>1661740Great. I bet Burden gets a 3.
This might be a good pattern actually, Goldify then Melt Gold, Goldify then Melt Gold, lets leave this bug a puddle
>>1661818Great. Just awesome. Just fantastic.
I am sorry my friends. I've doomed us all.
Is this >>1659843 Anon's post relevant now?
>>1661929now hold up a sec anon, we're defiinitely gonna take a bad hit, no question, but don't start getting ready to pick a new character. One fail, even a crit fail, isn't going to kill us. Besides, we've got regen and can heal from flames, we'll be ok.
>>1661740You go flying, hard, so hard that you fly through the study door way and smash into a shelf, shattering the wood and having its contents collapse on you.[Recieve 20 damage, 25 total, heal five, 20 total]You slowly rise from the rubble, seeing the insectoid creature walking forward, ripping off a layer of chitin that had turned gold."Come on, is that all you have?"The fairy you see, hiding behind a shelf behind the insectopid. they're shaking and loking at your worried.>What do you do?
>>1661979claw to the area where he ripped off the chitin
>>1661979flame spark it
Fling some of the stuff that fell on us at the insectoid as a distraction for a fire attack
>>1662002>>1662003we are in the study room we could burn it down if we are not careful
>>1662009as long as we control the flames, it shouldn't be an issue. Besides, we could use flames to heal the imp.
>>1661979Play it safe. Attack her by enveloping both us and her in a fire explosion (Fire Spark III & Power Word: Wind)Shout to fairy to assist with windTell Elena to fuck off
>>1662023how is that playing it safe? couldn't we just light ourself on fire and attack? We'll just end up destroying the house, killing the fae, and probably killing the elf, that's insane.
>>1662023wind plus spark turned the sewer walls to glass the study room won't survive that
What is the cellar made from?
>>1662101we are not in the cellar but in the study room which is full of important books
>>1662101Stone, and you don't control fire, just create it
>>1662000Support, rush to him and claw the exposed part pushing him out of he study
>>1662196>>1662192>>1662000>Roll strength +4 from claws
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1662215
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>1662215
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1662215
>>166222514+5=1919+4=23You stab your cvlaws into the weakened point of the creatures armor, digging at the softer armor and having green blood spray across your flesh. You send the creature to the ground with your strength and weight, and begin to tear into the dron, its smile only growing wider.[20 damage done to enemy, fifty total]"Hm, you are strong." It said, gathering up saliva in its mouth and then preparing to spit.>What do you do?
>>1662365Let's cause an explosion centered on ourselves while we are wrist deep in the dron.
>>1662365Dont let it acid spit you, fireball into its mouth+10 int babyy
>>1662365Fire spark down it's throat
>>1662365I agree with the fire spark but use our wings to absorb most of the fire to protect the study
Rolled 3 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1662518
Rolled 2 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1662518
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1662518
>>166253712+8=20A fire ball forms in the palm of your hand, within the damage carapace of the Dron. His smile drops, and anger replaces it. He tried to throw you off, forgetting his saliva.>Roll strength to keep him pinned
Rolled 14 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1662619
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>1662619
>>1662716whew, close one
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>166263114+5=19With superior strength, you hold on to the thrashing creature, who is unleashing a string of harsh sounding clicks and hisses, likely a native tongue of some sort. You stare it in the eyes as your spark detonates, watching anger leave and panic enter his mind.[INTERNAL DAMAGE! Rolling a 1d6 to determine multiplier]
>>1662810>watching the life drain from his eyes
>>1662810>5 TIMES DAMAGE BIG DAMAGE Get dusted Dron scum
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>1662810
>>1662816He already rolled for the multiplyer
>>166281020 damage x 5 = 100 damage![15 damage healed on self from Spark and regeneration!]Flames exploded from the creatures wound, instantly cooking the meat and splintering the chitin as the inner cavity filled with flame. The creatures eyes melted and its mouth unleashed an inferno as the fire sought to escape the fleshy prison any way possible.The fire was fueled by the flesh and the chitin, and by the time the flames died, barely anything was left inside the charred exoskeleton of the creature. It ceased to move, and fell limp to the ground, muscles burned away.The fairy stares at you in awe, and you look down at your victim with a smile, a vicious and cruel one.[Gained gen bronze counters][gained five Gold counters]>What do you do?
>>1662828put out the flames, Get faerie to call us master and make sure she's okay, loot corpse.
>>1662828Holy fuck >>1662832Support
>>1662828fairy I found your bag in the sewers whats in it
>>1662832Lets do it, supporting
>>1662832>>1662836add this in too
>>1662847>>1662841>>1662836>>1662832Letting out a satisfied sigh, you look toward the fairy with a confident smile. "So Fairy, I found this bag in the sew-urgk"Chitinous fingers gripped your neck, and in an instant your head was slammed into the ground, the burning husk of a big looming over you like a grotesque ashen statue.It was releasing an unbearable clicking noise, and its dried flesh cracked as its smile returned, hissing escaping from its body as it's face grew close to yours.The fairy let out a squeak of panic, hiding away, as you felt the blood drain from your face from shock.(Cont.)
>>1662908>assuming direct control intensifies.
>>1662908he has more then 150 hp wtf
>>1662933I think it is dead, hive mind is just tryingto pull off one more move with the corpse.
Note: Turn every defeated enemy into gold immediately
>not making absolutely sure the enemy is dead Come on guys
>>1662969well we did melt it's muscles how is it even moving
>>1662908When the creature's face was just an inch from yours, it shuddered and reared back, it's head convulsing a bit. It unleashed a weak growl, which quickly turned into a delighted, yet refined, giggle."Oh bravo, bravo. Truley a spectacular fight, honor to all the combatants." The voice said, sounding young and feminine and seeming to just come out of the unspeaking burnt bug, who had a look of surprise and fear on his face."Pr-princess!" It said weakly, shakingly."Oh yes my stinging prince, it is I your wonderful Princess. You seem to have been beaten by that 'cowardly' fire bringer in honorable combat."The bug seemed to lose even more color, despit enow being almost entire Ashe black "Pri-princess I still live, I can still kill this creature!" He shouted at the voice, seeming to reached for his spear. His arm fell off, Ashe and charred chitin falling to the ground."Oh I'm sorry, but you only still live because I allow it. Once I've finished my exchange with the fire bringer, I'll be letting go of your soul." The princess said casually, as if it didn't matter."Y-you can't!" The big shouted, and then screamed in agony as he once more caught fire, this time not from you. The fire quickly died, but the bug was still affected."I most certainly can. You said I could. Your words were "I bet my life I'll defeat the cowardly fire bringer.' " the princess said mockingly, the prince looked tired and scared " Now hush, enjoy what time you have left while I talk to the victor."The prince seemed to deflate, shivering as the princess seemed to direct her attention to you."Now then, tell me Fire bringer, what did you think of your duel with the Prince?">What do you do?
>>1662981I would of preferred it if it was in the sewers, so I wouldn't of had to have held back for fear of burning this building down.
>>1662981I wonder what would happen if we had the prince say "i will serve you my lord" while he is still possessed.
>>1663003Maybe we could try to bargain with the prince? Tell him we can keep his soul on mortal plane as long as he serves us. Then he will have opportunity to prove himself to his princess.
>>1663013Wont work. Hivemind controlled
>>1662981Say to her " it was a good fight, it liked to kill good fighters"
>>1662981"What I thought is irrelevant. You and your kind will find no quarter so long as you stand in the way of my goals. Allow me to shape you into the weapons you are meant to be by swearing yourselves into my service or perish in your fruitless endeavors."
>>1663044She has the power to kill him at any moment, as the prince´s soul is her possesion. However, if he swears loyalty to us her sou would be under Hell´s control, not the Queen´s.What about we ask her for a minutes of conversation with the prince, as we desire to taste the final words of such a fine champion. Then we make the prince the offer to swear loyalty to us.
>>1663079Not worth trying because he might say "I will serve you" except it's the queen that really said it and now you have a spy as well as someone who might potentially snap your neck when you aren't looking.I don't think it's just his soul that's in her possession, it's his biology
>>1663135She has stated that its his soul what is in her possession and her servant acknowledges that. Also, I think that basic biology doesn´t apply when talking about insanely quick evolving bugs. Even if you try to justify everything on pheromones, real time communication is impossible if magic isn´t involved.Also, think this: if it is the queen that is saying that she will serve us, then she will become loyal to us. If somehow that doesn´t work, we can easily check the prince´s thoughts with telephathy. Either we try and fail, learning more about our and the Queen´s powers interactions or we suicced and win a very powerful ally. It is a win-win scenario.
>>1662981>It was fun. A good test of my abilities. I'll probably end up missing fights like this when I take my rightful place at the top. Fights where I was actually challenged.
>>1663144Taking in account this thing I wrote, I would open the conversation with a "Terribly easy" line as >>1663120>>1663085And trying to use telepathy to talk with the defeated prince:You have two choices here. Either accept your death and confirm yourself as a disposable tool or swear loyalty to me and earn glory under my rule
>>1662981>>1663153Chenge to this
>>1663154Voting for this.
>>1663200>>1663216burden said that wouldn't work on the discord, dude is dead, no way to keep him alive.
>>1663241>>1663154>>1662981i change to this
>>1663241>>1663244For fuck sake guys, QM already said it won't work
>>1663248Well sorry were not on the discord.
>>1663262but we said it twice, also do you want to be? Cause I can put up a link, herehttps://discord.gg/CxY6eU
>>1663262 see >>1663239Also, I have an idea.Let's play up our powers while talking to the Dron queen in a casual manner and make a truce with her. Play off your initial aggression with that you needed power but no longer see any reason to fight them. Maybe compliment her(drone queen) on the way she handles her subordinates.In exchange for us no longer attacking them, they won't attack us. Additionally, we threaten with hiring strong mercenaries/adventurers to destroy her hive.She'll probably accept since she needs time as well, to rebuild her hive, and while she might go back on her promise, we don't plan to keep our end of the bargain anyway. We just need time right now. Time to read books, and get the whole ordeal with Isaac and possible church (clerics?) sorted out.
>>1663277Supporting this. Time is a resource too valuable to pass up
>>1663277Alright, since he's dead anyways, ill vote for this instead.
>>1663277We can explain that we didn't realize that they were sentient.
>>1663277>supportYeah, lets Play this smart
Rolled 12 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>1663874
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1663874Tiem to roll
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1663874
>>16638807+6=13"To be honest, it was quite boring. No challenge in the slightest, especially since it seems your prince wasn't taking the battle seriously from the every start. Even if he had, he would never had stood a chance." You say, taking a small bit of prid eof watching the anger rise in the prince.The princess let out a laugh "Oh wonderful, you aren't a bumbling coward. Yes, he did atrociously. A waste of my time completely and utterly."You nod "Yes, in fact, it makes me regret my actions against your hive.""Oh, the fire bringer feels remorse for breaking my toys?""No, for wasting my time. I attacked because I sought to get stronger, but if the prince is your greatest, then I don't think I need to bother anymore." You say, noting an amused chuckle from the princess as you continued "I don't think I'll bother anymore, so how about a truce?""oooh, diplomacy, aren't you just a man of many talents?" The Princess said, unclear weather she was being sarcastic or genuine."I won't attack you anymore, and in return, you leave me be so I don't slaughter whoever you send. I have things to do, and even if I'm to busy to handle you myself, I could always alert some adventurers to your location." You say, staring at the princess through the Prince.There was silence, and then a uncontrolled laugh of great amusment from the Princess. It was almost mocking, but also seemed light hearted. "Oh, what are powerful ego. A strong sense of self, and almost an arrogance of power." The Princess let out a sigh, a happy and content one "Oh you'll do nicely for sure. Well, I'm afraid I'll have to decline your proposal, but I have my own. Do you care to hear it, I'm sure the offer will greatly interest you.">What do you do?
>>1663996go on then
>>1663996>"Be quick. I hope you plan on making this proposal worth my while..."
>>1663996>Quickly then, I have thing to do, places to be, people to kill and secrets to learn.
>>1663996Is your proposal a reasonable argument about why I don´t simply alert the authorities about you and let them exterminate your little "court"? If it is not, I recommend you to think twice before uttering any further word.
>>1663996I'll listen, but if this is a trick I'll learn Necromancy just so I can send the corpses of your followers to wear at your forces. Something I doubt either of us has time for.
>>1664020"You'll be coming to my court, and we'll work together to eradicate this little hive of mortals. My court needs a strong male, and I could use a new fiancee, now that the prince has decided to be killed." She said casually, her voice sounding excited and animated "Oh it'll be glorious. You'll be my fire spewing king, and I'll rise up to a true queen of a true hive."Her voice took a sharp turn, becoming hostile and serious "of course, if you refuse, I'll simply have to send my brother, and I'm quite sure he'll find you before you find anyone foolish enough to kick the 'hornets nest' as the mortals say.">What do you do?
>>1664079"I Guess that all depends if your brother would be a worthwhile fight or not"We can double up on Regeneration by just setting ourselves alight, and walk forward like a burning juggernaut, turning our enemies into nice statuesThough tempting the dice gods like this is not all that wise, also, i get the feeling we might end up giving up our soul
>>1664079yes, yes, you have made a wonderful stick, but I fail to see the carrot to give me an incentive to treat with you. Besides, I am a demon, one free to rule this plane and do what I see fit. Being stuck to a hive to a queen I can't breed with is going to leave both of us rather unhappy.
>>1664106we also have the princes spear which should go through chtin
>>1664079Lets bluff the shit outta this ignorant bug-cunt>Start laughing, then bluff "As if I would choose to rot away in your filthy bugs nest. You'll need to be a lot stronger if you want to hope to interest me with such a proposition."Pause for dramatic effect>"Let me let you in on a little secret - the truth is that I have in fact already alerted, as much as I hate to say it - mercenaries even more powerful than I to eradicate your hive.. they were very expensive but as you've probably noticed, gold comes rather easily for me. I merely figured I'd make their jobs easier by catching you unprepared. If you manage to survive this, however - then I will most definitely reconsider your offer. I highly doubt you will though.">Finish off the Dron Prince to end the conversation with the last word.This way, the Dron queen will definitely try to bolster their own defenses or if we're lucky, flee. This will get them off our backs for a while, just as we wanted in the first place.
>>1664142Nah, just say that we've made a bit of a stir in the humans and they are sending some of their warriors to beat us. And what they'll do when they find the burned out corpse of a Drone lying in the house and a demon standing there, warning of a potential danger to the town.
>>1664142i was thinking of guiding her brother with some sort of lure to where the clerics are 2 birds one stone
>>1664147We could, but it would achieve the same effect at best. Better not reveal our current dilemma, lest she take advantage of it somehow.
>>1664159See the thing is, if we claim to be under contract to our master and shit. We can probably convince them that none of what we've done or agreed to do is our goal and that we would kinda like to get to our own shit of fighting against this hive which they would probably agree to help us with. Admittedly they'd betray us later and all but still.Plus, I find mine is a little more believable than your claim of mercs and shit.
>>1664142Since I doubt that they can run, once she finds out that we lied those forces will be turned against us. It's a momentary solution to a lengthy problem.
>>1664194Maybe you're right. It sounded better in my head lmaoVoting for this >>1664147 then, so we can start doing SOMETHING at least...>>1664154 We don't even know if there are any.
>>1664147>>1664217>>1664230>>1664159"Oh a wedding present, how thoughtful, though a little odd for your own wedding. Those humans will make great material for my little drones. Might make them a bit more intelligent, liven up the place." The princess said, unaffected by your threats"Now, stop being difficult, and tell me what you want? I always get what I want, so why wouldn't my king?" She asks, her tone now very clear. Patronizing.>What do you do?
>>1664297To Rule on my terms, and I will not get that by being subservient to you. Goodbye Insect. *swat the prince's head off*
>>1664297"Nothing you could offer me would be worth it. Seeing as you want to treat me as some source of entertainment, like a glorified pet."
>>1664310This. Let's get moving
>>1664297Might as well accept the offer. It will make killing her brother easier if we do not like the deal.
>>1664325I Agree i see this as an opportunity to gain more power. However i want to seem hesitant about it and demand all that we can from her
>>1664362>>1664325>>1664362>Willingly become a prisonerPlease no
>>1664395I agree. Based on the prince we just killed, she would own us if we agreed. We don't want to be owned, we want to own.
We need to get the fuck out of here before we end up like zeldren.
>>1664416Yeah we should just grab all the useful books we can and get running. If we can take a nap soon we can grab some more good powers.
>>1664426Supporting. Behead the dead prince, and run as far away from it as possible.