You are Steve Steverson, a few hours ago you were just your ordinary Fighter Pilot and ladies man. But then you were struck by lightning and this hot old goddess of death sent you to another plane as her hero. Your totes going to get that date but you got sent to the wrong universe.Which complicates things. You recently lost your eye to a giant rat who was, according to this bartender, something he summoned that went wild when a "Tameaphone" broke.Which raises a lot of questions. "What is a tameaphone?" You ask the bartender as the man inspects one of his cleaned glasses."Fuck you mean? You records a skill, in this case Tame, put it in a Sirenbox and the box will use the skill around the area. How else will you use magic?"It appears that magic is music based here... which means your band phase in highschool may actually pay off... once you find a instrument at least.Either way you have your four brass and the bartender has deigned to give you a list of shops, including a few resturnats you can take Baba to.>Cogs of war: A equipment shop to get some gear>Heap 56: A junkyard, but if you want to do engineer stuff this is a good place to get the stuff for it.>DaVertigos: Some kinda Delmicio resturant, which appears to be steampunk italy? Likely the place for a classico date.>Uncle Traitor's Junk in a bun: Apperantly the city you are in has a bad opinion on The United Colonies of Fuck Skyvale. Incidentally Ichorgear is a city in Skyvale. Still this place is supposed to have good sandwhiches and you'd kill for a burger. Probbably cheap.>The Rusty Spigot: You are already here and it serves food. Well since this is victorian times so its probbably english it serves 'food'.
>>1789548>DaVertigos: Some kinda Delmicio resturant, which appears to be steampunk italy? Likely the place for a classico date.
>>1789548>>DaVertigos: Some kinda Delmicio resturant, which appears to be steampunk italy? Likely the place for a classico date.
>>1789548>>Heap 56: A junkyard, but if you want to do engineer stuff this is a good place to get the stuff for it.Make guitar, play music, ???, Get money/magic?
>>1789548>>DaVertigos: Some kinda Delmicio resturant, which appears to be steampunk italy? Likely the place for a classico date.Just found this Quest. Count me interested.
>>1789548>>Heap 56: A junkyard, but if you want to do engineer stuff this is a good place to get the stuff for it.
You look at the map before deciding on Delmicio's, it sounds fancy right.... Does Baba like fancy, you don't know her very well. In fact you only know two things she likes.1. Books.2. You.Well... you will be there so it should be fine right!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGzieTtEQZoDeVertigo's is... well its olive garden.You don't know how it's possible because its all steampunky outside but just in the center of the city is a place almost identical to olive garden, the breadsticks are even the same."You know this chain was founded by a old hero." Baba says as she takes her seat accross from you, the witch agreeing to the date rather easily.You are handed a menu. The food here is priced at around two brass so... looks like you aren't getting wine.Shit, stupid over priced dining establishments. You cant believe you almost died for 16 dollars.>Just let it be, eat a lot of bread and pay for Baba's meal>Ask baba to go dutch, presumably her finances are infinite.>...Say baba baby? Can I borrow some money? I forgot how expensive this place is.>Ask to use the bathroom and go quickly do a quest to get some gold, she'll never know.>>1790322Oh hey I remember you.
>>1790544>>Just let it be, eat a lot of bread and pay for Baba's meal
>>1790544>>Just let it be, eat a lot of bread and pay for Baba's mealStrike up some conversation. Have some fun.
You eat a breadstick, the garlicy concoction actually better then in your world... a little sourer like they used lemon. Must be because of the different universe's ingredients.You wave to the menu. "Dont worry about what your ordering, I'll pay. Just... dont order the lobster... or whatever is market price."The Baba raises a eyebrow. "You almost died and your going to go without dinner. Nah." The woman pulled a black card out as she motioned to a waiter. "Excuse me can we get some wine? That stuff the orcs make."You raise a eyebrow as she shows you the card. "It's a emblem given to s ranked adventurers. At this point your officially sponsored by the kingdom and your food and board costs are waived as is equipment."Huh. "Your a s rank adventurer?" You ask as the woman smirks."No."Huh, well Baba yaga WAS a trickster... Plus you are a little hungry. At least you managed to make your commitment show.You should choose a topic of conversation, it seems Baba is deciding dinner and... since you dont know what Buck Parmesean is it makes sense the person more savyin what the food is should take charge.But you can atleast take charge of the conversation.>Talk avout the world, learn more of the setting>Ask about the other gods>Ask about her, bitches love it when you do that.>Talk about Steve. bitches LOVE Steve.
>>1791152>>Ask about the other godsAnd best way to rub their nose in your awesomeness.
>>1791152>>Ask about her, bitches love it when you do that.
>>1791152>Talk avout the world, learn more of the setting
>>1791152>Ask about the other gods
You scracth your chin as you think of a good topic to talk about, you don't know much about what you should even ask... oh thats a idea."So... what is the deal with you and the gods anyway. Your death right, who is the others?" You ask as Baba pouts. "You know it's rude to ask about other girls in a date." Baba says as she drinks a glass of wine.You raise a eyebrow, taking off your shades to emphasis it. "Are all the deity's ladies or something?"Baba whistles. "Maaaaaybe.""Well how was I supposed to know that?" You mutter. "Either way, I sort of want to know what I'm up against if I'm supposed to represent you."The queen of hags pouts before sighing. "Fiiiiine. I suppose it may be necessary."She sighs. "Mimire is the Goddess of wisdom and science. So she made a world of intellectual progress, where most magic is acquired through intellectual pursuits and gadgets. Hence why most magic requires tools.""I thought it was music based?" You ask as the witch shrugs, flipping open the menu. "The pursuit of lyrical perfection is the same as all mental exercises or so she says, headless hotty totty... Point is some magic uses instruments, most are manufactured. I think you'll find most 'wizards' using music since it lets you perform a variety of spells, while most tools only specialize in one. But it's fortunate your a fabricator since this is a craft heavy world. She'll probbably be impressed if you make some big masterpiece or something."Huh, so she's basically a big ner- wait headless."Headless?" You ask as the goddess nods."Yeah she's like a dullahan or whatever? So do you like steak more or seafood?">Steak>Seafood>So... is there a goddess you like?>Why are all the gods female?>So... why am I a hero anyway? Why did you pick me?>[write in]
>>1794273>>Seafood>Why are all the gods female?
>>1794273>Steak>Am I going to have to worry about any godly intervention from any of them?
>>1794273>>Seafood>So... why am I a hero anyway? Why did you pick me?
>>1794295nigga we know why we're a hero.We are Steve.
>>1794273>Steak>Am I going to have to fight any other heroes?
>>1794273Changing my vote>>1794290to support>>1794280
You shrug. "Seafood." You say as Baba nods. "Alright can we have the Leviathan Alfredo and a order of Ministrone soup?" She asks the waitress handing the menus. You guess she likes soups, explains the cauldron she was drinking out of when you met her.Huh you'll keep that in mind."So speaking of the Gods... why ARE they all women? Shouldn't it be fifty fifty or something."Baba sighs, the blonde woman resting her head on her hand. "Woman tend to get associated with planets more often then not. Gaia and the like, so I think we ended up turning into the roles we played."You raise a eyebrow "Come again?"Baba laughs sadly. "You think I was always a old hag? I looked like this when I got my title, then ten years later I aged a century and stayed there. Power defines you, and in magic the metaphorical is the literal. I am known mostly as the goddess of death, even in my own world I'm just the Witch. What I do, what I can do, is who I am."Baba flicks her glass, the wine glass vibrating with a dull ring as the red liquid shimmered. "Not what I like or do. It's like that for all of us.">...Do you want to not be a god anymore? >So you BECAME gods? Was there a originator god?>Wait are you saying that if you become a god you turn into a girl?>Write in (There was a lot of questions you had before)>Pat pat
>>1797147>>Pat patSome are born with greatness(me), and some have it thrust upon them, but how one uses their talents is so- Is that our food?
>>1797147>>Pat pat>...Do you want to not be a god anymore?
>>1797147>>Wait are you saying that if you become a god you turn into a girl?
im going to bed.My work now has me actually do stuff so this will be slow sorry. Will try to make it quality so the wait is worth it.
>>1797147>Am I going to have to fight other heros?
>I should update my quest>1v1v1v1v1 tieI am happy there are strong enough opinions that people each have a different idea but I need direction
>>1799413Bloody hell I guess i'll change my vote... again>>1797160support>>1797537
You pat Baba Yaga's hand. "Um... sorry? I don't know what to say I mean.. I cant even get killing rats down right so this is a bit over my head."Baba nods. "It's fine, I don't expect you to save the world on day one.""Am I going to have to do that?" You ask as Baba raises a eyebrow."Do what?""Save the world? Is that a thing expected of me?"Baba snorts. "What no god no if the world was truly in danger in such a scale we'd save it ourselves. Not even the worst of my sisters are that irresponsible to shunt all their duties to proxies. Your job is just to prove yourself."You think about that. "So... would I have to fight the other heroes then. To prove Steve is the best and what not?"Baba tilts her head. "That's a bit aggressive... but some of the heroes are so maybe. But we all picked our heroes for our own reasons. If you want to best them youd have to do it in their own games. Mimire doesn't value violence so even if you do just kick their ass she'd just chalk that up to you being violent not skilled."Huh looks like if you want to be the Best hero youd have to be the best at EVERYTHING.Fortunately you are....Just not punching rats."Speaking of the gods, are you saying if, say Steve became a god I'd turn into a Susan." You ask a little worried.Baba smirks. "Don't worry you'd be cute as a Susan.""That's not a yes or no answer." You say as the witch turns her head, porcilin dishes hitting the table."Oh look our dinner is here." She says winking. "Guess you'll have to just take that risk."You guess you should eat quietly, give some time to take things in.>Focus on the food >Focus on the places design>Focus on Baba Yaga, and her weirdly younger form your too gentlemanly to bring up>Focus on what was just said.Oh yeah here is your char sheet from last threadhttps://pastebin.com/5pUaacvC
>>1799983>>Focus on Baba Yaga, and her weirdly younger form your too gentlemanly to bring up
>>1799983>Focus on Baba Yaga, and her weirdly younger form your too gentlemanly to bring up
You focus on Baba Yaga, eating your... fish alfredo thing? What kinda fish is it? Sortof tastes like salmon but with a calamari texture...The weird thing, but Steve's not stupid enough to actually ask, is that Baba looks different then she did when she met you. Is it a illusion? Was the old one a illusion?Why did she order soup at a Italian restaurant? Ministrone is not that good.You rub your eyes as you think you see something start to flicker, thin white lines flickering above Yaga, like small light beams through the air that lead off to nowhere.>New skill acquired: Magisight You hear the ping as you open your menu... so those strings are... magic? Is this Baba yaga a construct then?Huh, that's a little sad.You eat your food quietly. Maybe godhood isnt all it's cracked up to be.Well that's another goal you guess. >Wrap up dinner, pay the check and leave.>Ask Baba Yaga why she showed up when she did, was it cause you were hurt or did she need anything>Ask baba yaga one of the above questions from past posts>So... want to go adventuring with me?
>>1802853>>So... want to go adventuring with me?Fun is the objective.
>>1802853>>So... want to go adventuring with me?
"...So do you want to go adventuring with me?" You ask trying to lighten the mood. And hey she is a goddess AND knows whats going on.You can be like, her perfect sexy body guard.Actually that's a cool idea your going to say that outloud."You know you can be this rich noble or witch and I can be your sexy bodyguard. You take everything and Steve sits in the background doing awesome shit when you need to." You say nodding at the plan.Baba spits her drink out, wiping the wine with her sleeve as she stares at you. "You want me, a goddess, to work as a hero for you?""No no," you shake your head. "See you'll be in charge. So Steve's working for YOU, you just do the paperwork and decisions and you know, all the things Steve doesn't like. That's leadership right?"You wouldn't really know you never paid much attention to what your commanding officers did in the air force. Seemed stressful though. Always yelling at this crazy kid whod paint ladies on the ship.Wait was that you? No... no one would complain about the Steve's paintings, they were awesome."See your library room's... boring looking, and like, I'm sure you can make a double or proxy. You don't even meddle in Earth's affairs so your paper work cant be unshuntable. So you can have fun with me."Baba thought about it. "It is tempting... Sure, why not I have a few centuries of vacation time backed up.">Baba Yaga joined your party.A ding pops up as a status window appears. Name: Baba YagaLevel: -Results Ommitted-R-results omitted? You don't have the authority to read it?Huh, oh well, she's happy so it's fine.Your leader pays for the meal as you leave, heading back to the Rusty Spigot's rooms.You sit in your bed, your not pushy enough to ask Baba to join the room with you. Girl's already agreed to a lot so Steve's fine being patient.You have a lot on your plate. You may be strong but there is a rat out there with your eye and a grudge to settle.You said that you'll get it in your party and by fuckin god, that rat is JOINING THE PARTY. The force of your friendship is unstoppable. Plus there are those other gods and heroes, even if YOU aren't interested in this one upsmanship game they may be and challenge you with some bullshit skills of their own.Speaking of bullshit skills, you never used Engiseer yet, you just punched rats.And that was fun! You should've tried to spec into Rat Catcher instead or something... oh well, regrets are like pennies, everyone has them and they aren't valuable.The point is, you got a lot of work to do.But you can make this work.>End of Steve Quest 2 (I have to go do a thing this weekend so we are wrapping up early)