Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Frontier%20Knight%20QuestStat List: https://pastebin.com/jR6YNdRmOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/KJKYT3SuYou are the TEMPLAR, a holy knight sent to clear the frontier of monsters and heresy!Currently, you and your party were camped out in the dead section of the weirwood forest. A few days of sample taking, studying, and experimentation have gone on without much incident other than that treant attack, and it appeared that Elias had finally come to a conclusion. "It appears Nino's findings match my own." Elias says ominously. "The soil here is completely devoid of mana. This level of consumption is not something even an entire forest of weirwood trees should be able to achieve.""So was it that big Elf tree, then?" Janice frowns, the concern clear on her face. "No, as Nino has shown, the treant was powered by its own mana source." Elias shakes his head. "This means that there is some other, independent cause to this.""You have any ideas, then?" Morgan raises an eyebrow. "Hmmmm..." Elias eyes glow orange white in contemplation. "Do you have access to any underground areas beneath this valley? Tunnels, caves, Ruins of any kind?""Possibly." Janice raises a suspicious eyebrow. "Why would you ask?""Because mana comes from all types of places." Elias explains. "Elves receive it from Luna, clerics and paladins receive it from Sol, the dwarves forge their runes from the earth, and us mages draw it from the air around us."Elias then bends down to a knee and presses a finger against the dried dirt. "But the most common and plentiful source of mana comes from below. It rises up from the depths, out of the ground and into the air. We still don't know the exact source or why this phenomenon occurs, but we understand it enough to know where it should be coming from."Janice and Artya then look at each other, the concern clear on Janice's face. "There is one place but... it's complicated." Janice frowns. "There is such a place you describe. We call it the Emerald Well.""Well then let us go." Elias says."Like I said, it's not so simple." Janice sighs. "The Well is a sacred place. Outsiders aren't even supposed to know about it, much less be near it. I doubt the greenseers guarding it will let you into it.""Can't we just talk to your boss?" Naru suggests. "...If you can convince him." Janice frowns. "But be warned, it won't be a popular subject at all.">Let's go back and talk to Chief Fardan.>See if we can talk some sense into the greenseers. >What they don't know can't hurt them...>Other
>>2476341>>See if we can talk some sense into the greenseers.
>>2476341>See if we can talk some sense into the greenseers.Or gesture, as it may be.
>>2476341>Let's go back and talk to Chief Fardan.
>>2476341>See if we can talk some sense into the greenseers.
>>2476341>See if we can talk some sense into the greenseers. The dwarf are doing something again aren't they?
>>2476341You nod to Janice. "I think he wants to go see the greenseers." Morgan speaks for you, already surmising your intentions. "Well, all right..." Janice sighs. "But I don't think any of us are going to like this.""Let us go, then." Elias says. You all load up into the wagons and follow Janice as she leads you back into the forest. Well, the still living parts of it. As you progress, you begin to notice that the weirwood trees were getting increasingly larger and older, the foliage growing denser as you went. "It feels.... suffocating here." Morgan gasps as she puts a hand to her chest. "The weir magic is extremely strong here." Janice explains, also looking a bit under the weather. "Those of us sensitive to it can feel its effects.""Interesting." Elias says, his eyes glowing brighter. "It is certainly a type of mana thick in the air.""Smells nice!" Nino beams."But there shouldn't be this much in the air." Justin observes. "This can't be an natural phenomenon.""Let's just get this over with!" Caroline grunts. You turn to Naru, Niko and Valentia. They just shrug, apparently not feeling anything at all. Romulus simply whimpers, though you're not sure if it's from the mana in the air or he's simply reading the mood. "We're here." Janice announces. The wagons roll to a stop and up ahead you see cave nearly covered up by massive tree roots, leaving only a tiny opening. Standing in front of the opening were three heavily cloaked figures. One strides towards you while the other two stay behind, continuing the stand guard over the entrance."What is the meaning of this, Janice?" The greenseer asks, pulling back his hood to reveal a wrinkled, gnarled face, reminding you of a tortoise. In fact, his hunched back my be that way for reason. Either way, he looked absolutely ancient. "I'm sorry Ruith, but it's important." Janice sighs. "There may be something wrong in the Well. Something that may be causing the forest's ills.""That doesn't mean you should bring outsiders here!" Ruith hisses. "This is a sacred place! Were it not for you being present I'd have their eyes plucked out for even gazing upon it!"Your hand slides ever closer to your halberd, but you're stopped by a rapid elbow jab from Morgan. "Please." Janice pleads. "You of all of us should know how the forest is ailing. Can you not even consider the possibility the Well is at the center of it all?"The turtle greenseer looks to Janice, the group, and finally resting on Morgan, who flinches. His eyes narrow. "I can allow you, Artya, and the White Wolf to enter." He concedes. "The rest of you cannot enter.""But-" Janice starts."We are already committing heresies even talking to you." Ruith grunts. "Only the people of this valley can make the pilgrimage.""Is that so...." Morgan mumbles. >Don't fight them on this. Morgan should be fine with Janice and Artya. >Insist that you at least accompany them.>All of you are going. Period.>Other
>>2476586>>Don't fight them on this. Morgan should be fine with Janice and Artya.In b4 the elves are actually causing this somehow.
>>2476586>>Insist that you at least accompany them.
>>2476586>Don't fight them on this. Morgan should be fine with Janice and Artya.Since we've been rather intimate with Morgan, what sort of underwear does she have?>She probably still has a fancy pair from the party.
>>2476586>Insist that you at least accompany them.Hold Morgan's bow, show them our scales
>>2476586>Don't fight them on this. Morgan should be fine with Janice and Artya.>Other: tell them to be careful
>>2476586>Insist that you at least accompany them>Other: Grab Morgans bow and remove helmet. Let then see the dragon templar.
>>2476586>>2476597This dude here, changing my vote to>Insist that you at least accompany them.I'd forgotten about the dragon scales thing. It might just convince them.
>>2476586>Other: Grab Morgans bow and remove helmet. Let then see the dragon templar
>>2476586>>Insist that you at least accompany them>>Other: Grab Morgans bow and remove helmet. Let then see the dragon templar.
>>2476586No, this wouldn't stand. You wouldn't let Morgan go off alone. You step forward and stare down the greenseer. "Ah, a warrior if I've ever seen one." Ruith matches your stare, having long outlived the concept of intimidation. "What shall you do? Fight your way in? You may try, and you will fail."That's when you noticed more green cloaks appearing from the trees. Stealthy like Elves. However, perhaps there's a way you can convince Ruith to let you pass. You pull off your gauntlets and grab Morgan's bow...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2476695
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Rolled 10 (1d20)At some point, we can't keep bringing up Dragon Mode like it's our standard go to.>>2476695
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Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2476695"The Heart of The Dragon beats loudly in our breast!"
>>2476711Thank fuck you're so slow.
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>>2476700Pretty sure we've only brought it up 3-4 times, our standard go to is staring at people.
>>2476695The moment your hands touch Morgan's bow, you can feel the changes coming as your skin hardens into reddened scale, your fingernails elongating and blackening to become tiny claws. The surefire marks of a dragon. Ruith's eyes widen in shock, and you're almost afraid the elderly greenseer is going to drop dead on the spot. However, he manages to regain his composure, and gives you a serious look. "It seems there's more to you than meets the eye, outsider." You grunts. "You may make the pilgrimage as well. But be warned, the path you take will be treacherous, especially one who is not accustomed to the magic of the weir."You nod. You've taken big risks before and you've managed to get through it."Wait!" Nino comes and hugs you. "Good luck!" You nod as you pat her head, but you can feel her slipping something into your pocket, as well. "A summon stone. Good for one use!" She winks as she breaks off the hug and skips off to the others. That Nino..."You may proceed." Ruith steps aside, leaving just the cave ahead of you. "I can take the lead, if you want." Janice offers. "This is my first time in the Well, too, but I think my senses will still work better..."Morgan is still silent and anxious. >No, you will take the lead.>Let Janice lead while you secure the rear.>Other
>>2476799>>Let Janice lead while you secure the rear.
>>2476799>Let Janice lead while you secure the rear.
>>2476799>Take the leadWe've got the heavy armor on, and besides. What the fuck kind of dragon cowers behind others?! Er, who aren't other, bigger dragons, I mean.
>>2476799>Let Janice lead while you secure (Morgan's) rear
>>2476819Those who have Minions? Also Nino is a cutie!
>>2476819Sharper senses make for better scouts.
>>2476819To be honest, we haven't actually stayed as a Dragon for long amounts of time. We'd probably be useless while trying to get used to our new enhanced senses and abilities. Sol forbid we grow an actual tail, horns, and wings.
What is cuter: Morgan having ear cut outs in her hood, or her hood showing only her ear's outline?
>>2476799You step aside and let Janice take the lead. Artya follows directly behind, with Morgan going third and you handle the rear of the formation. You give one last look at the rest of the party as the stay behind, kept at bay by the gathered greenseers while Ruith makes a strange gesture as you enter. Hopefully one for good luck. Inside the gave, you note how the walls were covered with vines and roots so thick that you couldn't even see the rock underneath. The leaves jutting out of the vines and roots also glowed a soft green, illuminating the cave and giving credence to the name of Emerald Well. In addition, as you were now inside the cave, you could feel a breeze flowing. But outwards, and oddly cool and refreshing.So far so good. You felt like trying to start a conversation, but talking was a distraction, and could give you away to possible danger lurking within.>Ask Janice more about the Emerald Well.>Make sure Morgan is doing okay.>Just stay quiet for now.>Other
>>2476902>Make sure Morgan is doing okay.
>>2476902>Just stay quiet for now.>Make sure Morgan is doing okay.Something to reassure her without speaking - not that we're going to speak anyway. Perhaps gently brush her hand with ours?
>>2476902>Ask Janice more about the Emerald Well.Morgan is an adult.
>>2476902>Just stay quiet for now.Maybe best to save it for private later.
>>2476893Obviously the latter.>>2476902>>Just stay quiet for now.
>>2476902>>Just stay quiet for now.
>>2476902Hmmm, looks like we're gonna need a runoff vote!>Talk to Morgan>Stay quiet
>>2476902>>Just stay quiet for now.>Make sure Morgan is doing okay.H-h-handholding?!
>>2476998>>Talk to Morgan
>>2476998>Stay quietThough I'm fine with a minor supportive gesture.
>>2476998You decide to stay quiet for now, but you put a reassuring hand on Morgan's shoulder to remind her that you were still there. Morgan unconsciously returns the gesture, putting her hand on top of yours. "All right, the weir mana is start to get much thicker as we go deeper." Janice explains, looking much more lethargic than normal. "This is where the pilgrimage really gets serious.""What... what happens if we fail?" Morgan asks, also moving slower and sluggish. "We either turn back... or we don't." Janice sighs. "How are you holding up, Templar?"You just give a thumbs up. You're not feeling any ill effects at all. At least not yet. "Lucky you." Janice says. Arty also gives you a jealous look. And with that, the four of you delve ever deeper into the depths...>Roll 1d20
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Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2477067At least it isn't turning us into beast people with more animal parts.
>>2477071I hope we found something good like rare gear from previous expeditions or a sleeping dragon.
>>2477067As the four of you proceed further into the Well, your demihuman companions seemed to be holding their own. However, Janice raises her fist, signaling a stop. "Damn." Janice growls. "We've got a bit of an obstacle in our way."You lean over to get a better look up front, and you can see a massive bear, asleep in the cave and blocking the path. "It probably wandered in here and succumbed to the mana." Janice explains as the bear snores. Artya pokes Janice's shoulder cautiously."Or it can just be hibernating regularly and it'll wake up and eat us if we disturb it." Janice groans. >Try to make your way around the bear. >Better finish off the bear, just to be sure. >Other
>>2477087>Try to make your way around the bear.Probably should avoid killing things in the holy hole. Unless it's an elf.
>>2477087>>Try to make your way around the bear.
>>2477087>Try to make your way around the bear.
>>2477087>>>Try to make your way around the bear.
>>2477087You decide it would be better for you to move around the bear. Carefully. You kneel in front of it, offering to boost the girls over. "Why, thank you." Janice smiles.The combination of your strength and the girls' natural agility lets them clear the sleeping bear easily. However, now was the hard part. You needed to get past it without waking it. There was a small gap between it and the wall. Perhaps if you could squeeze through...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2477128BOOST
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>>2477128Thankfully, you're able to just barely squeeze by, and the bear remains fast asleep. "Good job!" Janice smiles and gives a thumbs up."Yeah... good job." Morgan sighs.Artya just nods, swaying back and forth a bit as if fighting to stay awake. It was clear the effects were starting to get stronger. Would they even be able to proceed safely any farther? Perhaps you should use the summoning stone...>Keep pressing forward as a group.>Have the others stay behind while you proceed with the summoning stone.>Have the others stay behind while you proceed alone.>Other
>>2477153>>Keep pressing forward as a group.
>>2477153>Keep pressing forward as a group.>Other:"You need a shoulder Loli but Nino isn't here. So Artya will do."Also gets Morgan jealous for that templar ride
>>2477153>Keep pressing forward as a group.
>>2477153>>Keep pressing forward as a group.I just hope that all of this Mana has no negative side effects to our health.
>>2477153>Keep pressing forward as a group.Well we can carry them if we have to. It's a good thing the situation isn't reversed. Even the three of them together would probably have trouble dragging the Templar around.
>>2477153>>>Keep pressing forward as a group.
>>2477153>Keep pressing forward as a group.When this is done, Nino should go train with Templar for some martial combat practice. It could come in handy if she learns how to make a Sword or Greatsword of pure magic energy and her wand/staff plus wait until it gets upgraded with Crystals.
Rolled 1, 19, 7 = 27 (3d20)>>2477153...
>>2477182You decide not to say anything and your group continues deeper and deeper into the well. Unfortunately, both Morgan and Artya seem to be unable to handle the thick atmosphere of mana, and the both of them crumple and fall. You're barely able to catch Morgan while Janice does the same for Artya."I was afraid of this." Janice sighs. "They're too young. Too inexperienced to deal with this." She then looks down the hall, a grim look on her face. "But I think we're nearly there." >You'll have to leave Morgan and Artya behind for now. >Carry them with you. >Other
>>2477193>Carry them with you.
>>2477193>>Carry them with you.
>>2477193>You'll have to leave Morgan and Artya behind for now. Backtrack a ways so we leave them in an area of lesser mana concentration, hopefully they recover better. What part of them being passed out from a concentration of mana less than what we're going into not click? If there's combat it is both dangerous to them and a liability to us. For everything else we're just dragging them along. Nothing says if we find something they should be there for that we can't go back for them.
>>2477193You pick up both Morgan and Artya and carry them underneath your arms, and you and Janice proceed on. You couldn't afford to leave the both of them behind, and you didn't have tie to turn back and try to get around that bear again. Finally, the path ends, leading into a large, dark hole. Even the soft green glow of the mana infused leaves down here couldn't reach to the bottom. But there was nowhere else to go. "I think..." Janice bites her lip. "I think this is a leap of faith."Hah, something in this place that finally made sense.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2477223We have faith to spare
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>>2477233I wonder if this counts.
>>2477223Still holding tight to Morgan and Artya, both you and Janice step off the edge and drop into the darkness. Thankfully, there's more then enough soft vines reaching across the pit that they slow your fall considerably. By the time you reach the bottom, you land in a soft bed of moss alongside Janice, who lands on her feet. She gives you a thumbs up and wink.And there, up ahead, you could see a twinkling blue light seeping through the gaps in a wall of vines and roots. You briefly set Morgan and Artya down and stomp forward, getting a grip on the vines and tearing them apart, widening the opening. And what you see stops you cold in your tracks. In front of you was what looked to be a large lake of ice, but closer inspection revealed that it was crystal. What you were looking at was the very top of a massive crystal. Just how deep the glowing gem went down, you weren't sure. You couldn't even begin to fathom the size. And even you, a human with no magical aptitude, could feel the energy buzzing in the air. Your hairs stood on end and your mouth started to taste like copper. "W-wow..." Janice blinks. "This is... this is the Well?"So was this the mana source the weirwoods were feeding off of? You lookaround, and sure enough, you could see all of the roots jutting from the rock, reaching down to touch the crystal's surface. Looking down, you could even see even more ancient roots penetrating the crystal and reaching further down. You also notice a great many roots burned away."What... what could have done this?" Janice gasps. "That's why.... someone's been destroying the roots!" >Stick around and investigate more. >You better head back to the surface. >Summon Elias or Nino.>Other
>>2477265>>Summon Elias or Nino.Elias
>>2477264Guess not.>>2477265>Summon Elias
>>2477265>Stick around and investigate more.Let's see if there's any trace of elves.
>>2477265>many roots burned awayAwwwwww crud.Has a DRAGON been knawing and eating the roots for Mana? If so, we need to have a nice long chat with said hungry dragon/s.>>Summon Elias or Nino.
>>2477265>great many roots burned away.Could this be where Nino draws her power?
>>2477280Spicy if true
>>2477265>Stick around and investigate more.
>>2477265>Summon Elias or Nino.We need some expert advice.
>>2477265You had the feeling that this was the time to call in the expertise of a Mage. You reach into your pouch to take out Nino's summoning stone, the blue rune on it glowing with power. But you remember that Nino told it it could only summon one person. You had to be careful who to pick. Elias was probably the most knowledgeable, but you felt you could depend more on Nino if things were to go badly.>Summon Elias>Summon Nino.
>>2477291>Summon EliasIt's a shame we don't have an MGS Codec.
>>2477291>Summon Eliasknowledge over raw power first. we want to know what's going on here. and Elias, being a senior mage, can probably hold his own just as well as Nino.
>>2477291>>Summon Nino.Time for some Class Progression.
>>2477291>Summon Elias>>2477295We do have that bracelet that we can communicate with Nino with, though all the mana around us might interfere with it.
>>2477291You bring up the image of Elias in your mind as you set the summoning stone down on the ground. The stone glows brighter as the target is set, and there's a flash of light. And Elias stands before you, his eyes practically on fire now as he takes in his surroundings. "Mmmmmm, yes, I see you've found it." Elias chuckles. "Pure, crystallized mana. It exists!""Tell us what's causing that!" Janice points to the burned roots. "Now THAT is the sure signs of drragonfire." Elias says matter of factly. "A very large one, too.""A... a DRAGON?" Janice pales. "What's it doing down here? How did it get down here?""Dragons are ancient beings, and the oldest are known to hibernate underground for centuries. Even millennia." Elias explains. "I would not be surprised that once such dragon had taken root here. Judging from the timing, it's woken from a hibernation and has been consuming the weirwood roots for sustenance.""That's... that's horrible!" Janice gasps. "Agreed. These trees are too valuable risk losing." Elias nods and turns to you. "So what is your preferred course of action?">Let's get out of here and warn Fardan.>We're already here. Let's find a way to slay it.>Other
>>2477321>>We're already here. Let's find a way to slay it.
>>2477321>>We're already here. Let's find a way to slay it.Or at least try to talk to it. We do have Morgan's bow here, and she's not exactly in fighting condition.
>>2477321>Otherwe need to do both. send Morgan or Artya back up to relay the news and the rest can do something about the dragon.how we gonna explain Elias down here though?
>>2477321I mean it kinda is our job dragon v dragon
>>2477321>We're already here. Let's find a way to slay it./*SLAYER INTENSIFIES*/We did choose the slayer Templar right?
>>2477321>We're already here. Let's find a way to slay it.The Seers let us in for this very reason. This could very well be an old dragon looking after its young or eggs, or one in its prime.
So are we killing it, negotiate with it, or are we going to try to befriend it?An Ancient Dragon would definitely be a notable asset in the war against the Elves maybe not by itself, but they could call upon a flight, or their descendants to assist.
>>2477338>Giving a ancient dragon the mute stare of friendshipI could support this.
>>2477341A dragon is a powerful creature and we shouldn't underestimate it. We should even be prepared to give it headpats
>>2477321You simply draw your halberd. If there was a dragon down here, it was your duty to slay it. You couldn't just throw away Ornstein's teachings. "Hmmmm, all right. I should have expected this." Elias nods. "Well, there are a few alternatives. I can create a mass summon spell to bring the rest of our party down here to bolster our numbers, or I can work on a countermeasure to get Morgan and Artya here back up on their feet."Huh, that didn't sound so bad."Be warned, though." Elias' eyes burn brighter. "Such powerful rituals will be sure to attract the attention of the dragon, therefore a distraction on your part would be required.""You mean be the bait." Janice groans. >Have Elias start the summon spell.>Have Elias revive Morgan and Artya. >You, Janice, and Elias should focus on ambushing the dragon.>Other
>>2477344>Have Elias revive Morgan and Artya.
>>2477344Morgan and Artya. Sadly Nino would destroy the roots
>>2477344>Have Elias start the summon spell.
>>2477344>>Have Elias revive Morgan and Artya.
>>2477341>>2477343Maybe not on friendly enough terms to ride them (unless a female dragon decides to go human form to "strengthen" her lineage with some fresh blood), but it would be more impressive to ride a dragon than to slay one.>>2477338If we must kill it, there better be a way to strengthen ourselves by absorbing their soul, or drnking their blood.>>2477344>Have Elias revive Morgan and Artya
>>2477344>You, Janice, and Elias should focus on ambushing the dragon.
>>2477344>Have Elias revive Morgan and Artya.Dragontemplar with a burnt dragonbone armor for maximum elf morale break.
>>2477344Dumb question but can We get one of our mages to make sure that the Dragon is unable to connect with the Crystal so that way it does not pull a bullshit "hurr I got put down to 10% HP lol Imma gonna go heal up full in 0.2 seconds by nibbling on mah crystal!"I'm not paranoid, or at least I hope I'm not.
>>2477350>"strengthen" her lineage with some fresh blood>implying a proud dragon lady would ever stoop low enough for someone like usPlus Morgan would be the first to object.
>>2477344You point to the unconscious Morgan and Artya. You had a feeling their skills would be invaluable. Plus you couldn't afford to have them remain unconscious and be liabilities. "Understood." Elias nods as he kneels besides the two girls. "Thankfully, there's no shortage of mana to fuel this ritual. Just be sure that the dragon doesn't roast me."You give him a affirmative nod when you suddenly feel a rumbling sensation."Something's coming." Janice scowls as she bares her teeth. "It smells of ash and smoke."And then you saw it. A honest to Sol red dragon, massive and ancient. It lumbered forward from the darkness, fire spurting from its mouth and nostrils, its two amber eyes burning like miniature Sols. You looked in your direction, or more accurately, Elias. It was attracted by the sudden magical activity.You felt your heart race at the sight. Whether it was fear, awe, or exhilaration, you weren't sure. It didn't really matter at this point. "This is certainly going to be a tough one." Janice says mournfully. "I'll draw it off. You protect the others."Well, Janice certainly had you beat in the speed department, but you had the training and the armor...>Let Janice draw the dragon's attention. >You draw the dragon's attention.>Other
>>2477374>You draw the dragon's attention.
>>2477374>>You draw the dragon's attention.
>>2477374>You draw the dragon's attention.[Flying Into Free Intensifies]
>>2477374>You draw the dragon's attention
>>2477374>You draw the dragon's attention.Time for these two Dragons to dance.
>>2477374>>You draw the dragon's attention.>>2477379TODAY I WOKE UP AND LOOKED OUTSIDE AGAIN
>>2477374>>You draw the dragon's attention.I swear Nino and the rest of the party will kill us for not getting them a firsthand viewing of a Red Dragon.
>>2477374You step forward and push Janice aside, taking her place to grab the dragon's attention. "H-hey!" Janice protests, but it's too late. You're already sprinting out, grabbing the dragon's attention as its golden eyes track you. Whether it sense you as threat or prey, you're not sure, but what you are sure of is the red glow emanating from its mouth as it prepares to breath fire on you. >You need to dodge it.>They don't call you Ashwalker for nothing.>Other
>>2477404>They don't call you Ashwalker for nothing.
>>2477404>>They don't call you Ashwalker for nothing.
>>2477404>They don't call you Ashwalker for nothing.This could go horribly, horribly wrong, or it could go perfectly.
>>2477404>>They don't call you Ashwalker for nothing.A bit too late to have pocketed Morgan's Bow for some extra dragonscale protection, but our armour will have to do.
>>2477404>They don't call you Ashwalker for nothing.>>2477411Definitely seems like a very very dangerous way of getting Dragon Forged steel, or our suit being warped and twisted with blues and black.
Rolled 20, 17, 11, 19 = 67 (4d20)>>2477404Well, they didn't call you the Ashwalker for nothing. You stand your ground, confident that if your armor could withstand Nino's magical flames, then your armor could as well. >Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2477431
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2477431
>>2477433>>2477434>>2477431Did we just get a new set of Dragon Forged Steel armour with a cool Dragon motif?
>>2477434>>2477433>>2477432Eat shit, dragon. Looks like it went perfectly. Mostly, at least.
>>2477433>>2477434So mad, wish I had of held for a few more seconds, triple 20's would have been so damn cool
>>2477433>>2477434Okay, THAT had to at least earned us the respect of the dragon for being able to withstand a full powered gout of Dragonflame.
>>2477440Maybe instead of a dragon waifu, we just earned the respect of a dragonbro...
>>2477431You brace yourself as the wall of fire advances towards you, raising your arms only to protect your more vulnerable face. And then the fire hits you hard, your armor immediately glowing red hot, and you could feel your flesh sear and boil. This was nothing like Nino's magical fire, and for a brief second, you're concerned that you might not make it out of this unscathed. But then something unexpected happens. The enchanted dragon bracelet Nino had gifted you begins to glow, suddenly reacting to the dragonfire. And then there's a flash of blue light. When your vision returns you find that armor has become... different. Your dragon bracelet was completely gone, incinerated or transmuted in the magical explosion, leaving behind an eternally smoldering and flaming suit of armor. Now you truly were the Ashwalker in the most literal sense. "W-what the-" Janice gasps. "Fascinating." Elias' jaw actually drops. Morgan and Artya then both begin to stir.The dragon meanwhile hesitates, clearly not expecting this sort of outcome. You look at your armor again. It was burning yet... you felt nothing. Maybe a faint sensation of heat as if having a blanket over yourself, but you felt no pain or burning. You could get used to this. Your thoughts are then interrupted by a roar as the dragon lumbers forward, its toothy maw wide open. Looks like if fire wouldn't finish you off, it would try tooth and claw. >Fall back to give Morgan a clear shot. >Stand your ground.>Other
>>2477459>>Stand your ground.TANK TIME BITCH
>>2477459>Stand your ground HOLD STEADY MEN!
>>2477459>Stand your ground.
>>2477459>>Stand your ground.*Hand Gesture*"May I have another?"
>>2477459>>Fall back to give Morgan a clear shot.
>>2477459>OtherMOTHERFUCKING CHARGE THIS SON OF A BITCH!
>>2477459>stand your GroundRap our Halberd against our chest plate for good measure
>>2477459>>Stand your ground.
Rolled 9, 5, 11, 6 = 31 (4d20)>>2477459Still high off of this apparent magical intervention, you stand your ground, almost daring the dragon to come at you. >Roll 1d20+2
>>2477467Supporting the hand gesture.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2477481
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2477481TIME TO DIE
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2477481
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2477481
Rolled 4, 20, 11 = 35 (3d20)>>2477481...
>>2477488>That 20We always got good backup. I'm happy for their assistance.
>>2477488You prepare for the oncoming charge of the dragon, but are interrupted when an arrow zips through the air, plunging itself into the dragon's eye. The best roars and veers away, smashing into a rock wall."You're welcome." Morgan grunts as she walks forward, nocking a fresh arrow into her bow. You give Morgan a thumbs up, though you were still a bit miffed about her butting into your moment. "...and your armor looks kinda cool now." Morgan mutters. Another thumbs up. The fresh dragon roar snaps the both of you out of your little conversation, reminding you the dragon was hurt, but not dead. Seeing that it was apparently outmatched, the dragon starts to bound back into the tunnel it had come from. "We can collapse that tunnel and lock it out of this chamber." Elias advises. "We don't need to chase it into its territory.">The Mage speaks sense for once. >You won't rest until you have a dragon head. >Other
>>2477495>You won't rest until you have a dragon head.
>>2477495>>You won't rest until you have a dragon head.
>>2477495>The Mage speaks sense for once.
>>2477495>You won't rest until you have a dragon head.It'd be best we deal with a "weakened" dragon that needs to regain mana over a fully powered one.
>>2477495>>The Mage speaks sense for once.Unless the Dragon has something to say something about it.
>>2477495>>The Mage speaks sense for once.
>>2477495>You won't rest until you have a dragon head. The biggest problem with Elias's belief is the assumption that this Dragon won't simply wait until We leave and find another way into the chamber. So unless he plans on boobytrapping it with some sort of Anti-Dragon magic, it would be much more effective to just simply end it's life and be done with it period.
>>2477495>You won't rest until you have a dragon head. I want a dragon skull shield, if only to hang in the Monastery as a story for the initiates
>>2477495>You won't rest until you have a dragon head.We either befriend this thing or kill it. Either way, I want to hear its last words.
>>2477519what if we befriend it so hard we kill it?like the Great Befriender
>>2477495You shake your head, heft you halberd, and stride forward after the dragon. You will not be leaving this cave without a dragon head. "Should've figured." Morgan sighs as she follows you close behind.Janice simply nods to Artya, who also heads in to follow you and Morgan. "I will complete the mass summoning spell." Elias announces as he kneels down, a massive blue run glowing beneath him. "I'll keep an eye on him." Janice assures you. "Go on ahead."And so, clad in a new set of enchanted armor, you, Morgan and Artya pursue the fleeing dragon into the depths...>And that's it for tonight! A admit, that was a REALLY clutch roll you guys had there! Anyways, as always, next thread is next week, and don't forget Macross on Friday!
>>2477522Thanks Merc, see ya around.
>>2477522Seeya next run!Can't wait to see what is lurking deeper.
>>2477522Thanks, boss.>>2477526Ancient Dwarf Ruins Portal to Hell Dragon Nest full of baby Dragons or eggs (in which case we may be killing a mother)
That double 20 made me laugh out loud, goddamn what a stroke of luck>>2477522How many people in this world have killed a dragon, and how many of them have done it in recent memory or are still alive today?
We're now a certified baddas and we have the armor and halberd to prove it. The only thing we need now is some weirwood trinket and we're golden.
>>2477584Depending on our tainted blood is a weakness.
>>2477550On average, there are a couple of dragon kills every few years. Generally, the majority of these kills are achieved by large raid parties or even entire armies. On rarer occasions smaller parties of less than 10 members are known to have pulled it off.There are only three people confirmed to have actually soloed a dragon. Only one of them is alive today.
>>2477954Hopefully the arrow to the eye won't knock too many points off of this.Dice willing I'm sure we can fek this lizard
>tfw you realize that the Dragon essentially put us through a blast furnace, removed impurities from our armour while alloying it with our mithril breastplate, and probably added a few special effects to it.It does make you wonder if there are any unknown enchantments that we have yet to discover.
>>2478395We gotta go thank that dwarf who sold the bracelet to us. Nino only made it fit and put a Walkie talkie in it, not whatever crazy thing just happened
>>2477954Can you update the pastebin please?
>>2478395>>2478441At the very least, our suit should be way more resilient towards heat and flame attacks plus being able to keep us warm without a cloak. Since the bracelet came in a pair, do you think Nino felt that huge spike in mana? Perhaps her bracelet also changed a bit?
>>2478728A-anon. Are you implying we could have inadvertently turn Nino into a smol dragonkin with enhanced flame magic?Giving her BIGGER explosions per mana used?
>>2480273>Loli>Addicted to explosions>OP mageNot on my watch