Last post here: >>2514897On the last episode of Caster Quest we were busy little bodies: rescuing and returning two Homunculi dames to the commune where we were richly rewarded by their "Architect" (their one and only male Homunculi and Magocratic leader) both in money and a rare set of Elemental Bonds, afterwards though we quickly spent all that money canoodling our noodle, drinking, and gambling. Once we were done this quest we returned home to pile our plunder for our precious Avarice Demon and began expanding and experimenting in our lair! Ice Golems were made, something we dare not speak about, delicious Witches Brew, an herb garden, Zombie Gnolls, and a few other 'oddities'. Our final adventure, though, lead us to En where we scouted the town for work and out of the three jobs- decided to deal with a neighborhood Troll of nasty repute and with our help from the Butcher Demon we were successful, though exhausted and your friend a little bruised (even though she likes the pain). Your current inventory & lair information: https://pastebin.com/3xnHBDVs https://pastebin.com/xnLhuuRfYour current spellbook & undead list: https://pastebin.com/tJNzGa4e https://pastebin.com/3W9U0fbGYour visuals have been updated! Inventory: https://78.media.tumblr.com/fd7fcd0ccede76b932f7b0af8b1e9624/tumblr_p876e1LldO1v1ceouo1_1280.png Lair: https://78.media.tumblr.com/f8e1e312e6d74e5e469786dfd0656e2a/tumblr_p86nh9a5Up1v1ceouo1_1280.png (forgot to draw the herb garden!)Starting right back where we left off: You're currently camping just a little outside with your friend the Butcher Demon; the two of you have successfully defeated the troll, the Butcher carved a few choice commodities (she needs to get paid too ya know) off of the creature- hide, tusks. It's the morning of the next day, having slept ontop of the Butcher, your jaw and pelvis are still a little stiff from last nights victory canoodling but you've got an entire new day ahead of you. You aught' to hand in that Troll head and maybe see to the other problems En currently faces? Frogs and a mysterious beast in the shit brook. Accepting new actions. Lets get started on another adventure!
>>2529045Obligatory 'you are here' map post to remind people.. Where we are.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2529045Give the Butcher Demon an affectionate, mischievous parting squeeze before hurrying off shouting fond farewells. Turn troll head in and get paid.
>>2529045Go back to En and show off we killed the Troll (but keep the head), deposit the corpse at home home (cast preserve on it or toss the bones to the Slimes to clean)Then its time to deal with some frog people and the shit monster I'm predicting an Otyugh since the Homunculi Civ was raising them as pets
>>2529060Speaking of maps, I didn't realize we were capable of spacial distorting magic till I saw the official new lay out of our place and noticed that on the placement of the door and window are in opposite spots when you compare the outside layout to the inside.
>>2529060Also very quickly fixed/updated the Lair Picture.Forgot we put the Gobby to work on an herb garden. I'll take those actions in a moment.
Does anyone happen to have the project list?>>2529075I'd say we help out with the frog people. Getting in the good graces of the gods makes it far less likely they'll smite us or send holy people after us.Especially with how often we are getting in bed with demons...man that is so going to backfire on us if we can't get a demonologist.
>>2529122Here's your list:>Attach pumpkin to headless zombies then attempt to reanimate>Attach haunted Skulls to headless zombies and skeletons>Experiment with ice magic and see what happens if we concentrate it enough>Imbue magic gems into eyesockets of undead>Stitch up a bunch of different corpses together then animate it(this may take a lot of practice to get it to work given previous experiments with reanimating mismatched bones and we might need to resort to relying on a mana battery)>See what happens if we cultivate natural miasma among a pile of bone or flesh to see what will 'naturally' animate(among other things of course best part is we got Dominate Dead finally so we can control whatever animates)>Determine the lengths of inherent 'muscle memory' of mindless undead lets see how far it goes(very important for when we decide to create undead soldiers, crafters, and use them as guards for our lair)>See what happens if we attempt to animate leather, bits of bone, flesh, and sinew(The existence of wisps indicates its possible and its vital experiment in order to create special gear/undead)>Try to fuse a bunch of wisps together>Create vats of special alchemy solutions to store corpses and imbue them with special properties>Experiment with flora/fauna that can coexist with undead and miasma>Use disease magic to keep our plants/animals safe>Experiment with disease magic to create our own plagues
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2529060>>2529045Ask the Butcher Demon if she knows anything about the Goth Tree's keeper and whether she'd be willing to escort us through the rotwood to the tree so we can examine it.I figure her being prevented from living there isn't necessarily the same as being unable to visit.
>>2529069>>2529075>Give the Butcher Demon an affectionate, mischievous parting squeeze before hurrying off shouting fond farewells. Turn troll head in and get paid.>Roll 12/20First things first: you have to wake up Butcher as you're not actually strong enough by any definition to actually haul the Troll body anywhere. The Head? Sure, but you actually want the body. Taking advantage of the size difference- you do a 'few things' here and there 'till the Butcher is eventually woken up. She pulls you out of her cleavage and the two of you haul the corpse back to En for the bounty. The people of En are shocked and amazed; they all come out to see the massive corpse of the Troll- something they'd never be able to do if the beast were alive to object or to eat them for such insolence. The Emir of Em, himself, once again comes out to thank you, "Ah, so good to see you again and once again you've done us a great favor. Please, I know it's not much, but please accept the bounty: paid in coin." He brings you a sizable purse of copper and silver. The Butcher notes the Troll's Ivory is worth more than the bounty.You shush the rude Demon and while summoning a Dark Cumulus- ask if she'll help drag it back home while you stay in En to complete the other Jobs. She agrees, but will try to make it back in case something needs to be punched or cleaved. You're now back in the town of En. Contemplating which job you should do next:-Deal with those Frogs in the church? or-Solve the mystery of the loo monster? You guys will have to come to a consesus on which to do first. Accepting rolls.
>>2529180We already tried attaching Jack-o-Lanterns to headless undead.Did not work well. THey all self-terminated, blew up, or tried to run away and steal our shit to become an Undead Hunter. They killed themselves when they were trapped so this strategy is probably a bad idea to pursue
>>2529200Hey, that wasn't my list OR my idea. For the record, the reason that happened was 'cause we rolled low to make it.Our bid to control it was moving along. It had to kill itself to prevent us from making it a minion, but we might succeed next time.I'd be all for trying again once we get more roll bonuses in place, like a dedicated reanimation room with some manacles to attach to a corpse in case the revival goes poorly.Doing everything off the cuff with bad preparation is not a fair or useful way to assess an idea.
>>2529192I'm feelin froggy. Supporting this >>2529122
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2529192Are we keeping the Trolls head? We kinda need it since I am NOT letting us attach a Jack-o-Lantern to it and I don't think Haunted Goblin skulls will be enoughBut I vote for the Frogs first, then the shit monster.Let's go make some amphibious friends>>2529211>>2529180Just pointing out how badly we failed with that attempt so we'll need more prep before we try again. Don't get so defensive lolNot to mention we already attempted to "Composite Undead" attempted and created a Wickerman that was way out of our strength level to control.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2529192Let's deal with the frogs. And stop avoiding coming clean with the priest about being a necromancer by taking on the most perilous job available. I mean if we can handle a troll we can handle an adult conversation.... right?
>>2529236I think it's more a question of whether the priest can handle an adult conversation.We should find out how his god feels about necromancers. We know a guy with a library so we can call him up first and ask. Seance is a great spell.
>>2529189>Ask the Butcher Demon if she knows anything about the Goth Tree's keeper and whether she'd be willing to escort us through the rotwood to the tree so we can examine it.>I'll give this to you because you posted this right as I posted my action and it's a decent question.BEFORE she leaves, though, you remember to ask her if she knows anything about the Goth Tree and if she'd be willing to escort you there so you could study and learn from it. She sets down the ropes pulling the Troll's body and turns to you, "Goth Tree is a massive hollow Tree. Last I heard it was home to the Flower Demon Tribe." There's a pause, you can't tell if she's thinking or- "Think it's owned by a Vampire now? Or they just work there?" She picks the ropes back up. You ask her if there's any difference between being unable to live in the Rotwood and being unable to visit. "Vampires summoned us all. Vampires and Demons were friends: Demons can make meat, blood, Vampires kinky. Centipede wanted to be in charge though- ate every Demon, most fled. Now you know the story. No more questions." >Roll 5You try to interject, but she drops the ropes one more time, strides over to you, pick you up by your collar, tilts her head and gives you a long, forceful, open-mouth, kiss with tongue- that weird drawn out tongue of hers silencing you. She then plops you back down on the ground, "Go. En. Frogs. Shit. Bye."
three 5 rolls in a row, uh oh
>>2529245It's going to come out eventually, better for us to break the news while he still sort of trusts us?
>>2529247Thanks!When you get around to it, I have a couple more quick questions:I saw your globe of the world here http://spaghettiart.tumblr.com/post/150714603457/finally-got-around-to-doing-it-but-here-you-guysJust wanted to know what region Copse is in - I'd guess northern hemisphere from the lack of dinosaurs, probably the green belt of forest just south of the ocean that crowns the supercontinent?Does our current outfit have a cowl to prevent ghosts getting into our face? If not, can we use the cowl from our first outfit? We might need to visit a tailor.Since Creeps are technically a type of elemental, would it be worthwhile finding out if they can understand Murmur if we get a chance to learn it?>>2529288I agree. I just think we should do our research first. If it directly contradicts his vows, it's going to impact our interactions with him a lot more than it otherwise might.
Dark Clouds can be seen rolling in, lightning pierces the skies beyond, and the sound of thunder comes rolling in faintly in the distance. The Rains will soon come to Copse. >>2529231>>2529216>>2529236>Frogs. >5, 5/ 20>Doubles, but low 5. Rolling at a disadvantage. If you can deal with a Troll you can deal with the potentially awkward and difficult conversation you're going to have with the Priest Boy since you're going to go and deal with his Frog problem next. It's the right thing to do after all- start acting like an adult that is. There's a bit of cool, refreshing, humidity to the wind stepping out of En and heading over to the Church of Scylla, you can make out the temple just sitting by the river: The Priest is sitting on the steps, his prayer mat is underneath him and he's clutching the bronze wreath of Scylla in his arms, the doors to the church have been boarded shut. He doesn't seem very happy. And you've no reason to be happy. You being the Priest Boy for the time being. Frog Men crawled out of the basement a few weeks ago- right out of the river and through the little space between the channel and where it feeds into the fountain. Dozens of them. Beast with hands and armed with pointed sticks, bone knives, they chased everyone out including yourself and have been 'squatting' ever since. You can't deal with them yourself, no, this is obviously penance: Scylla has sent you a literal plague of frogs for some misbehavior on your part this is clear and you will suffer with dignity for it. This is the least you can do. Speaking of misbehavior. The Human is here. You have been tricked by him before, but this was while you were weak, ignorant, your divine eyes can see the taint of miasma on him. You bid him hello and ask him what he wants. He says he's here to help with the frog problem. This is honestly ideal: if he clears out the Frogs Scylla can be mad at him instead of you. If the Frogs kill him maybe Scylla will stop being angry. You tell him he's welcome so long as he's here to help. Rolling for new Actions. You may also want to prepare some spells. https://pastebin.com/tJNzGa4e You can prep 32 spells now. Accepting new Actions.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2529360Apologize for misleading the priest by omission and offer to make what amends you can.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2529360>Frost Armor>Stolen Word x2>Dark Mass x2>Endothermic Fire x5>Frost Touch x5>Frost Breath x5>Frost Bolt x5>Hush>Pestilence x5>Protection from Good & EvilTime to bite the bullet and admit we're a necromancer and apologize for the deception since it'll probably be obvious if spells start flying. We kinda didn't want to be run off into the wilderness to die the first few days we got here. Also let's see if we can reason with the frog people.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2529429supporting. It's a good spread of spells
>>2529395>17/20>Apologize>High end success, but rolling at a disadvantage.You sit down next to the Priest on the steps of the church and apologize to the Priest. You only meant to deceive him 'till you knew and understood that you were a good person. Where you're from people burn Necromancers and you were sure the tradition would be the same around here. Still clutching the wreath in his hands, "We did too until we ran out of Necromancers." You don't appreciate his sass, but he isn't trying to zap you at least. >>2529429>Lucky 7You can hear faint croaking coming out of the church, so you get to work: cracking open your spell book and preparing a few spells in anticipation of dealing with the Frogs inside. A small, frustrated sigh escapes the little Priest, "There's maybe 20 or so in there. They're Amphibians so they don't like the cold. Maybe you can freeze them and we'll dump them in the river? That would be 'ok'. " He gets up, clutching the wreath tightly to his chest. "I'll open the door and you run in when you're ready. I'm going to close it behind you though." Roll for combat, diplomacy, whatever you think would be best- I'll also still accept any spell lists if you want to suggest any more.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2529492Let's see if we can diplomancer this situation. You know I wonder how you'd run a quest with being a diplomancer as the premise...
>>25294921 frost armor, 5 frost breath, 1 wisp, 3 endothelial fires, 3 stolen words, rest into dark mass if you get hurt
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2529492Forgot to rollWe should have casted that spell that suppressed miasma.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2529492Attempt to reason with the frog people by telling them this is a holy place and that they anger a god by intruding. Ask them why they came here - was there a problem with where they lived before?
>>2529532That's like 19 dark mass spells.
>>2529560You never know when you need that many OK maybe 10 of those into will o wisps and 5 into frost breath
>>2529429I'll go with this spell list.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2529492Open the door a crack and just fill it with Wisps.
>>2529614SOMEONE isn't feeling very froggy
>>2529641I'd disagree, he wanted to hop right to a violent solution.
>>2529502>>2529532>>2529536>>2529483>>2529552>Diplomacy & reason, failing that: combat.>Roll 14, 18, 17, 14.You let the Priest know you're ready and he turns around, faces the door, raises his wreath and says, "Let the river run true, no path may obscure Scylla's waters." The boarded up doors of the Church un-board and free themselves of debris before swinging wide open. You then scoot yourself back in before the Priest words off another Miracle and the door is bound once more. This time with actual magic, which you take as a deliberate choice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZl9BK62YOsThe church is flooded on the inside. The pews and every bit of furniture has been dragged over to clog the fountain and other drains so there's at least ankle deep water inside the temple, but beyond that the building is fine. One particularly fat frog wearing a tall crown of grass and reeds is leading a procession of other frogs: he croaks, they croak, he croaks they croak. He raises his webbed hands, they raise theirs and they do a 'wave' motion. You clear your throat and try to address the Frogs directly. Try to ask them what they're doing here, how you can convince them to leave, they all turn and look at you with their big, glassy, froggy eyes and nothing is revealed. You have absolutely no way of knowing what these frogs want or why they're here- they clearly want the temple for something or some religious purpose. The frogs grow impatient with your presence and several of them begin puffing up and croaking at you. You remember the Frog Idol to Scylla you had looted from that Troll's bag and pulling it out you show it to the frogs before scooting up a little ahead, placing it on the ground and then backing off. The Frogs are pleased. They all croak loudly and boisterously: the largest one gets up, walks like a man (his large flippered feet flopping up and down) and picks up the Idol. He yawns his massive jaws wide open, extends his tongue, and extends it out.. You.. You grab it and find he's left in your hands a piece of treasure in exchange for the Idol.>New Quest Item: Scylla's Stone: "This small stone has been rolled and polished by the river. It's shines and sparkles, light moves around in it as if you were looking up at the sun through water. Entrancing to look at, but holding it burns your hand." The large Frog then motions to the other frogs and they begin unclogging and clearing out the Church before they dive back down through it's channels and into the river. The church starts draining slowly. "Whats going on in there? Human?" The Priest knocks on the door. Accepting new actions.
>>2529661"I traded them some Frog Idol and they all just kinda cleared out. Gave me this cool stone, you know what it is?"
>>2529661Tell the priest that the Frogs are leaving and that he can open the door. Ask him about the stone.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2529661Rolling for good impression. Good impressions lead to improved relationships.
>>2529661Also, help clean up the church. Ghost hand and stuff.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2529661Tell the Priest the the frogs left after we gave them a Scyllian Frog Idol we got off the troll we killed last night for the village. Then show him what they gave us in return.
So... any one else feel like a certain Riven Goddess was testing us?
>>2529699Maybe that'll help when we use a huge flush spell for the last job in this town.
>>2529661Give the priest the Scylla Stone, hopefully it'll make him like us again.Help out cleaning the Church
>>2529665>>2529670>>2529682>roll 14, 16/ 20>Unanimous: Tell what happenend. Ask about the stone. Through the church doors you tell the Priest what happened: you gave the frogs a weird wooden carving of Scylla and they traded it for a smaller, not-as-weird, little river stone. The Priest upon hearing this gets so excited he can't immediately recite the proper miracle to open the door and you hear him mess up, pull, bang on the door several times before the doors swing open."Show me the stone." You unfold the little handkerchief you're keeping it in and show it to him. His eyes widen like saucers and he visible begins to vibrate. "Give me the stone." You pull it back and wrap it back up into the little bit of cloth. This is 'your' stone, the frogs gave it to 'you', not to the Priest. Further more, you tell him that the two of you need to clean up the church first AND he needs to tell you why the stone is important. The Priest.. becomes tense and doesn't entirely know how to express his frustration beyond squirming, but he knows you're right- even if his age won't allow such a slight on his pride.>>2529679>Ghost hand and stuff.>You're in a church.Sitting back you do the minimum: you cleared out the frogs, so you get to be rude now. The church stifle your powers, but you can still pull out a Ghost Hand to help rearrange the pews, fix up the please, mop up a little bit of the water, but the Priest is doing most of the work. "That's a Scylla's Stone. It's a small, pure, mana crystal that only form in waters that Scylla owns." Sounds important, you say aloud; the priest on the floor and you lazily wiggling your finger- scrubbing up the place with a little Ghost Hand. "It's very important. I can use it to make or purify water, I can use it to speak to fish and frogs-" Why didn't the Frog use it then? The Priest yells out, frustrated, bitter, and annoyed, "Because he's a dumb animal person, just give me the stoooneeee pleeeeeeaaaase." His voice cracks a bit and he shrivels up a little. Nothing seems to ever go right for the little guy. Accepting new actions.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2529737I'll give you the stone, but only if you give me a kiss ;)
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2529737Point out he's being a bit racist as the frog people seem to be fellow followers of Scylla. They want to be here and were happy to leave once they he a Scyllian idol of their own.
>>2529753>once the had a*
Give him the stone>>2529751Gonna veto the pedoing on the orphan tween priest-boy. Y u gotta bully
>>2529771We're also a boy, not that much older I think.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2529737Actually, I'll roll to exchange the stone for a truce. We will keep helping the town and changelings and he won't try to drive us outta town for being a benign necromancer.
>>2529779He's barely pubescent and probably confused enough. Y u so exploitative
>>2529737Give the stone free of charge. I still like the lad.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2529737Give him the stone, he needs the boost to his pride and I don't want to make an enemy of him (and En by extension)Try to make amends
>>2529780I support this>>2529751I do not like this
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2529737Rolling for friendship. I helped recover your father's remains and got the idol.
>>2529794.......why do I ever roll?
>>2529858For the shame of it.>>2529780Supportan>>2529753That's a little overwoke but whatever, reminding him to not be raciss is gud.>>2529751I don't understand the need to turn everyone we meet into a potential fuckbuddy.
>>2529753>Point out he's being a bit racist as the frog people seem to be fellow followers of Scylla.>Roll 7/20The first thing you do is very briefly lecture him on his poor behavior. Not a lot- you're not exactly a model 'citizen', but you feel it's incredibly inappropriate for him of all people to be racist: especially to the Frog's whom worship Scylla. Not to mention how disappointing it is that his first instinct was to flee. All of these are very poor qualities to have if he's going to be any sort of a decent Priest. >>2529751You think me might not even DESERVE the stone, but your little rampage is reined in when you realize you're lecturing lecturing a small orphan child roughly 3 years younger than yourself and is now doing that kind of trembling, angry, half-cry kids often do when they're frustrated and don't entirely know what to do with themselves. You're familiar with this emotion. >>2529780>>2529803>Another Lucky 7You call at him, he sniffles and dries his eyes on the sleeves of his blue and white ritual robes, "What." You toss him the stone and apologize, asking if he'll forgive you and if the two of you can go back to being friends. He stops crying, but he's not happy. He rolls the small stone in his hand and it gives off a dull aquarium light that reflects against him in odd rippling shapes and prismatic light. His eyes light up and he seems to calm down..>>2529794>roll 1/20"Thank you. Now get out of my church." You.. just sort of crane your neck forward, what was that? "Get out of my church." He clenches his fists, the stone tight in his hand, both palms beginning to pour and flow with water. "Get out. GET OUT!! GET OUT. GET OUT. GET OUT!!!" He raises his hand and starts pelting you with weak little Water Bolts- "GET OUT! I HATE YOU!!" his voice squeaks, another weak bolt of water comes out to pelt you. They don't hurt, but, well, you're getting wet. You scuttle over the pews, trip, slip, run and crawl out of the church. You're pretty sure the Priest Boy doesn't want you dead, but he's still upset about something. Hurt feelings can't be healed so easily it seems. Accepting new actions. You remember something about a poop monster?
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2529881UghDo we really want to deal with a poop monster? Sounds nasty.Look for literally anything else to do.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2529881Welp, let's report to the trading post that we got the frog people to leave, so they can take that one dwon, and ask about the poop monster.I wonder if the Priest or the town was supposed to pay for completing that job... Ah well we can worry about that later.
Rolled 3 (1d20)Ask the Emir to intercede with the Priest on our behalf.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2529881Flash freeze the water off? It's not like the cold can hurt us.
>>2529920Eh, we are in a hot climate that isn't super humid, we'll dry off pretty quick regardless.
>>2529881deal with the shit monster I guess. I'm afraid to roll again thoughhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdd4rBlsj2o
>>2529927I mean, odds are it's a lonely demon of Filth and Gluttony or something.
Getting chastised about being a good person by a Necromancer when you are a Priest has got to sting. I can sort of understand that little tantrum at the end. Especially now that I think back to when we first met him and we saw, from his point of view, him being anxious about maybe being racist.
>>2529953Yeah, I'm gonna suggest we don't do any more woke-ass cultural policing in the foreseeable future.
>>2529965>woke-ass cultural policingGod I hate such use of buzz words. Calling some one like a Priest for not living up to a high ethical and/or moral standard that comes with such a position shouldn't be controversial.
>>2529898>Ask the Emir to intercede with the Priest on our behalf.>Roll 3/20>Abysmal failure. Rolling with advantage.On your way back into town you stop the Emir whom you see on the way to the trading post, he notices you're soaked and laughs to himself, stroking his beard. "Oh ho, my friend, dealt with the Frogs did you? Now there's a good young man!" You tell him sort of- you.. Explain the situation -vaguely- how you've come into a bit of a falling out and disagreement with the Priest due to spiritual matters. The Emir furrows his brow, a little disapointed. "I'm afraid there's little I can do. With his father dead the child is the only person in the village suitable for the position, so my hands are tied." He places his old withered pale hand on your shoulder "Give him some time and some space. He's young and it must be very frustrating to have someone so talented brush into town and upstage him." He raises his eyebrows and the mood shifts, "Now.. If you're still looking for something to do... There's that creature in the latrine.." You politely excuse yourself. >>2529895>Welp, let's report to the trading post that we got the frog people to leave, so they can take that one dwon, and ask about the poop monster.>roll 15/20Stepping into the trading post, the clerk greets you excitedly, "Word's already spread- daughter told me just a moment ago, let me get your reward." He takes down the notice, fishes through the counter, and hands you an unimpressive bag of coins. When you ask him why the reward is so small he says, "Well the town didn't have any money after you killed that Troll- The Emir wasn't expecting to pay it out so soon, so the reward for the frogs is the Churches initial payment.. Basically whatever that boy could scrounge up himself. " You ask him if you'll have the same problem with the monster in the shit brook, he shakes his head, "No, no, we've been ignoring that problem for months now- it's got a pretty decent reward. People were a little more motivated to deal with that when it became a problem." You may now roll for new actions.The Shit-Brook beast bounty is still up if you're ready to do it.
>>2529985>>2529985He's a recently orphaned kid with huge shoes to fill. His fear of failure is probably massive and we stoked it and embarrassed him about his responsibilities in his own home. Impolitic AF.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2529989Let's buy some nose plugs and deal with their latrine problem.
>>2529989UUUUGHBuy the fantasy equivalent of a hazmat suit first
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2529989>Basically whatever that boy could scrounge up himself....Eh tell him he can return the reward to the Church. No big loss on our part since it wasn't much to begin with and the Priest will probably need every penny to fix the place up. On to dealing with the shit monster for profit since we've done our good deed for the week.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2530001>1d2TRY AGAIN, FAILSON
>>2530011My luck is real good today.
>>2529996Fair enough, but he clearly didn't see where he was lacking so while it might have not have been the easiest thing to do it'll probably be better in the long run to be called out on poor behavior so he can recognize and deal with it.
>>2530018Saying 'hey, you were on the other side of the door when this happened but they were definitely in a posture of worship, being lead by one of their own in prayer to your goddess, and recognized an idol to her...I think they might be worthy of equality' is a pretty diplomatic way of handling this.Call-outs are for assholes.Usually I'm all in on assholery. In this particular situation, it may have a serious cost.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2530007Seconding giving the reward back to the Church. They need it more than us and don't want to make the kids life any harder.Let's go kill a shit monster
>>2530042>>2530007I'm down with returning the reward to the church.
>>2529989Honest? I don't care much for taking the money from the town. Company and warm reception is enough.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2529989Rolling to kill shit monster with ice. That makes it smell less worse...right?Also maybe we can donate the reward money for the shit monster to the church. Gonna need some extra cash for the water damage the frogs made.
Rolled 63 (1d100)(Rolling my own dice ~publicly~ to see what we get: big is big, low is small.)>>2530007>...Eh tell him he can return the reward to the Church.>Roll 18/20Ultimately you decide to decline the reward, handing it back to the clerk, letting him know the Frogs flooded the church and that the boy will need every penny to fix the place up- especially if any of his Miracle Texts were damaged. The sits, has a bit of a think, "You're right." He opens up the small wooden register and pulls out a few coins- a handful of copper pieces and even a silver piece, placing them into the pouch. "That boy has had nothing but trouble, it's high time something nice happened to him." >>2530011>>2530042>Roll 2, 19/20>Go deal with the shit creature.Before you leave, you ask for a copy of the Shit Brook Beasts' bounty and tell the Clerk you'll be heading their next. He unfortunately doesn't have anything in the way of nose plugs, masks, or anything convenient like that. "Don't be so melodramatic- big tough guy like you should be able to handle a little stink, right?" It's pretty bad. Outside of En, (down wind of it obviously) on the opposite end blocking it far from the river is a large ditch located under the ruins of some long scavenged stone construction feeding out of the ground and half toppled. The brook is big enough that it feels like it's most likely been dug by the entire community over the years, deeper and deeper to house more of the town's and it's peoples toilet.. waste.. The smell is just awful, but the worst thing about it it's a "new" smell: you've smelt a lot of Human, Centaur, Orc, even a little Gnome and Halfling poop, but Changeling is just a completely new world of smells. You kind of want to go home, but you're not the sort of person to give up so easily.You survey the disgusting landscape: the "brook" doesn't have reeds, the soil around it is almost bleached or otherwise burned of any plant life within a certain space around the body of thick "liquid" from over exposure to so much waste. That said, you can definitely make out movement within the mass of filth- something is teaming in there, but you'll have to draw it out or get it's attention somehow. There's no way in hell you're going in there after it. You pray it's just an animal: you don't like the idea of meeting a being who'd live in such putrid filth. Accepting new Actions.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2530094Séance the Butcher Demon to see if she wants to join in on shit monster hunting.
>>2530094>63/100Looks like it's a decent size. Prep/roll accordingly. I might do this every time- I've been doing it "behind the DM cardboard", but this is a little more fun/suspenseful.
>>2530094Send in minions. Wisps or anything mindless we can.>>2530098Why would you even ask that of best girl?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2530094Attempt to freeze it with our frost spells. The plus side even if we fail frozen shit won't smell nearly as bad.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2530094Use the rot smell. Kill all the bacteria and turn everything to ash. Hopefully the smell goes away.Should I roll or is he proficient enough?Also did you count my last roll?
>>2530105Nek minute we froze ourselves
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2530094Time to focus on our freezing spells. Lob a few frost bolts and have some Wisps swarm whatever comes out while continuing to keep our distance from the filth>>2530105we're dead and smelly
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2530098No. What the hell, man. Worst date ever.>>2530104Seconding using wisps and endothermic fire to consume and freeze the source of the terrible smell in the creek.
>>2530107>use the rot smellI hope you mean spell. Also no. There is zero reason to ferment an industrial quality of raw sewage with rot spells. Fuck that noise, we ain't makin no jenkem
>>2530098>>2530107no rotno butcher demonwhat were you guys thinking
>>2530104>Why would you even ask that of best girl?>>2530130>No. What the hell, man. Worst date ever.>>2530142>what were you guys thinkingNot sure how easy demons are to squick out and this might be quite a fight since the shit monster(s?) have been left to fester for months.
>>2530154We do this without calling on girlfriends.We a MAN about this one.Men deal with terrible plumbing all the time.
Hey guys. What if we mention the budding priest?
>>2530174she's a demonhe's a priesthe barely tolerated our necromancer assstop being rock stupid
>>2530174Well he might be able to purify water but there is a LOT of sewage here and not sure if he could deal with that much. And I think we need to give him some time and space.
>>2530174Hey, you were the anon trying to leverage how we did the decent thing and brought back his father's remains into why he should like us when we were treating him like shit.Leave the priest alone.
>>2530183Demon? What demon? You mean the one in our home? We can just make sure they never meet.Hey, come on. Give it a little more consideration? I'm not saying we convert him into necromancy. More like a big brother kind of deal.>>2530184I don't mean bring us to help deal with the shit thing. More like a big brother kind of deal. Give him sagely advice. Help pick him up when he falls. Be there if he needs someone.In a way I see a little of him in the MC. Both were relatively alone or felt lonely. Two sides of the same coin kind of deal.
>>2530194Point. I realize it would have been a real shit thing to say now that I realize that. Maybe it was irrational to use that as leverage against an emotional teen, but I still want to help him in some way.
>>2530098>Séance the Butcher Demon to see if she wants to join in on shit monster hunting.>Roll 6/20>Mixed Signals. The Butcher Demon might have some insight on the problem that you're missing out on- she.. Might also just be interested in this kind of thing? Either way: you lay out your little prayer mat, light a candle, and sit down to cleanse and focus your thoughts- reaching them out to the Butcher. Telepathy is.. Difficult. You can hear Butcher Demon clearly, "Hello my little stud, I can hear your sweet voice in my mind. Big boy learned telepathy, hmn?" She comes in clearly and more 'eloquent' than usual. The same can't be said for you. It isn't the same as talking, you can't hide anything, and have a difficult time piecing things together- mixing up memories, casual thoughts, fantasizes, and impulses. What you end up asking of her is as embarrassing as it is disgusting- something close to.. "Wanting to hunt down her shit monster". She laughs it off, she knows that isn't what you meant, but she isn't willing to miss this rare opportunity to tease you. What she says recites back to you in great detail is so lewd and foul your concentration is broken and the telepathy ends. >>2530129>>2530107>>2530105>Roll 1, 3, 9/ 10>Attempt to Freeze and Rot the Shit Brook to draw out the monster.The Butcher Demon won't be joining you, which is most likely for the best; this is gross and you're embarrassed. It's also for the best because you're not done embarrassing yourself:You try to freeze the shit brook, using wisps, frost breath, frost bolt, you don't want to touch it.. And things look good up until the point you slip and fall a little into the.. "mess". When you're back from cleaning up you try to just Rot. Rot it all. Just turn it into dirt you figure: let the microbes deal with it. Oh boy, oh boy does that not work at all- not only do you have to TOUCH the brook to do this, but it somehow makes it smell WORSE as it FERMENTS. Something you hadn't anticipated. The only consolation is no one is watching this, but even you don't get that decency. The creature's head peeks out from the filth: black long hair, green skin, yellow eyes, long round horns arched and pointing their flat ends towards each other in the shape of an incomplete-circle. "What uhhmm.. What are you doing? Can...Are.. You okay?" Accepting new actions
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2530215"I'll be more ok when you stop doing that thing that you're doing with all the poop."
>>2530202>I don't mean bring us to help deal with the shit thing. More like a big brother kind of deal. Give him sagely advice. Help pick him up when he falls. Be there if he needs someone.>In a way I see a little of him in the MC. Both were relatively alone or felt lonely. Two sides of the same coin kind of deal.Ok... not sure why you are bringing him up then, with out any context, while we are in the middle of discussing how to deal with the shit monster.We are a bit busy being a Necromancer AND we aren't all that much older than him to be acting as a big bother always giving sagely advice. Not to mention things are a bit rocky between us right now. I'm not saying we should ditch him entirely but I don't think he's what we should be focusing on. We can still try to be friends but we can't make him accept any olive branches.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2530215Use the Dark Ring completion spell on self. Instant cleanup.Say hello and tell the creature you're not entirely sure.Introduce yourself and ask it who and what it is.
>>2530229Remember, we're just being paid to investigate. We don't know what they're doing and we may not care.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2530215Rolling to diplomance the shit demon
>>2530215>"What uhhmm.. What are you doing? Can...Are.. You okay?"Reply that we were trying to get it's attention. Ask it why it's living out here and mention it has the town spooked.
>>2530232>>2530212>>2530202Given our recent track record and the sterling ideas we have used to ratfuck the friendship we were hoping to build with priest boy, gonna say this again:Let's give him some space.Especially considering the village elder told us to >give him some space.Seriously, why are we incapable of leaving well enough alone all of a sudden?
>>2530237>Use the Dark Ring completion spell on self. Instant cleanup.>Roll 19/20>+First Person to get it bonus+You get up and use Dark Ring on yourself: drawing an imaginary circle on your chest, you're cleaned of all filth and grime, 'completed' in this instance meaning to be clean. You then address the.. The whatever it is.. The gross creature. >>2530250>>2530245>>2530229>Roll 8, 16/20>Diplomacy. Frankly, you don't want to be here. You're only being paid to investigate, so you back up at a safe, CLEAN distance and investigate the waste dwelling creature. You give it the basics: why, where, how, but mostly a loud, disgusting, 'why'- this situation is extremely uncomfortable. The creature shares your discomfort. "I..I live here. I'm- I'm a Filth Demon. This is.. I mean.. I didn't always, I- No, no, you y-you go away!" You apologize to the.. person .. And tell them you're just here to try and settle the grievances of the community. You tell them they're making the people of En nervous and preventing them from using the brook. The Filth Demon sinks a bit lower and their tone develops a little edge, "It's not my fault the peasants are all idiots and cowards." You pinch the space between your eyebrow, it speaks again, "I'm sorry, that was rude, but I'm not leaving. I can't walk away from this amount of filth- I almost dried up on the way here out of the forest. I'm sorry." Accepting new Actions.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2530295Ask if they are going to cause any trouble or if they will just try to keep quite and hidden when people come to do their "business".
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2530295We need to work on cesspool technology. Can he at least make himself more accommodating to the villagers?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2530295Ask her if she consumes the filth over time - the community might come to see the benefit of a sort of self-managing cesspool in the river.See if we can work out a mutually beneficial solution.
>>2530339>>2530304Double sixes when dealing with demons. Oh boy.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2530295see if we can learn something about her intentions
>>2530359Its a filth demon we should be counting our blessings one didn't decide to move into our mass graveyard after hearing about us being friendly accepting with demonic immigrants.
>>2530398I'm wondering if they're like the Avarice demon where they don't really need to eat it but get some kind of sustenance just by being around it.I wonder if the Butcher demon is the same way, only needing constant battle in order to remain "full"
>Further diplomacy attempts>>2530304>Ask if they are going to cause any trouble or if they will just try to keep quite and hidden when people come to do their "business".>Roll 6/20The Filth Demon rises back up and they float up to the top on their back with the filth and thin layer of grease- for a moment you're surprised to see how large and buxom their chest is, but it quickly sets in that it isn't a chest, but a pair of butt cheeks; they have a bum for a chest in place of breasts. This makes more sense, but gets progressively more disgusting the longer you think about it. "I..I'm not going to do that? Why should I hide in -my- home? Should I put up a schedule? Maybe post some hours of service?" >>2530312>Can he at least make himself more accommodating to the villagers?>roll 15/20"W-what is that supposed to mean? How more accommodating can I be? Do you want me to start doing 'f-favors' for them?" You mean more in the way of perhaps good will or some sort of.. Positive interactions you could have with the villagers that would alleviate their concerns about them being a scary demon. They wade over to the shore of the brook, resting on their elbows, "I..I know what I am. There is.. Very little I could do that would alleviate or endear me to these people. I appreciate your help, really, but your effort is wasted and misguided.">Ask her if she consumes the filth over time - the community might come to see the benefit of a sort of self-managing cesspool in the river.>6/20They aren't taken back so much as they become defensive at such a question, but it doesn't help that you word it like a little childishly, "Just so we're clear, you eat poop, right?" They cross their arms against their... fat 'chest', which.. That kind of makes sense? And back off, a little offended, "I..I..can. S-sometim- What do you want? Who are you? I don't have to answer that."The Filth Demon doesn't want to leave, which makes sense, but also you agree they shouldn't have to: the villagers are the ones technically with the problem.. They're also the ones paying you, though- to investigate. You suppose if you could find a place equally or 'more' filthier than this town's shit brook she/they/them would probably be more open to the idea of moving.Some place with a lot of people to make garbage. Accepting new Actions
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2530423Move them to the Orc Town? Goblin Warren?
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2530423Just tell the demon about Pug. An ork fortress is going to be rolling in waste.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2530440Yeah Pug is probably a much better place for them
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2530423Pug.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2530419I'm just happy one didn't show up at our dungeon and make itself at home. Especially once we start dumping the failed concoctions and start fermenting/brewing plagues.>>2530423Recommend the demon move to Pug with the filthy orcs in the bog or the industrial park full of trash. Both would make good hopes for a filth demon.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2530423You wanna go to Pug. Place is the most smelliest place I've been to in Copse.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2530423>>2530440>>2530445Maybe we could offer them a Nimbus to help move them since it's a ways away. Also ask if they know the Butcher Demon we met there.
>>2530423>>2530440>>2530445Nice, double 19s.If transport is an issue, we can even throw in a ride on our cloud to get this over with faster.
>>2530449>>2530419hm...wait sustenance. Centipede demon went cannibal and got stronger. Butcher demon fighting obsessively...sustaining itself and growing stronger.Oh shit, I think I got a diabolical idea. Would be easier to pull off if we had a demonologist but most demons instinctively know magic. I have a project in mind for them.>>2529180I think I got an idea of how to increase the maximum amount of undead we can control. We are gonna need to capture some ghosts first or get stronger then wisps.
last thread Spaghetti said we were close to getting Skeleton Mages developed.I think my idea of using the dark mana crystals as a powercore is still a possible answer
>>2530431>>2530440>>2530445>Roll 10, 10, 19, 19/20>An outRAGEOUS amount of dubs. Thinking out loud, you briefly list off some possible places she could go to and be more comfortable. You mention something about an Orc Fortress and she jumps out of the filthy pool, her webbed hands grasp your shoulders firmly, her tadpole-tail on at the top of her fat green butt raised right up. "D-did you say there was an Orc Community?" She leans into you, the stench is unbearable, but you manage to nod, telling her about Pug. She starts shaking you, jumping, pollywag tail wagging, "Yes, yes, yes- yes. Yes. YE- O-oh, I'm dirty. I'm sorry, I'm sorry." She lets you go, folding and crossing her arms back to herself. "That would be perfect. T-thank you. Sorry..." She doesn't break eye contact, drooling a bit, spacing out, "S-so.. so much filth.. For me.. An Orc Fort.. W-would be way better than anything in the Rotwood.. All those smells.. All those peoples.." She lets you go. Embarrassed. You go on to tell her that you'd even be willing to conjure her up a little cloud for her to ride if she isn't confident she's scared she'll dry up. She laughs, holding herself, "I.. I don't have anything.. Why are you being so nice to me?" You tell her you're just nice to anybody willing to put up with you. The Filth Demon is charmed. She rocks a little back and forth, clearly wanting to hug you, but she knows that would be gross and refrains herself from doing so- laughing off her discomfort. >Dubs. Double Dubs. While she packs and prepares her things- getting dressed in an admittingly cute little two piece that ironically compliments her front butt. You prepare a dark cumulus to cart her stinky self. "I noticed, uh.. Y-you're a Necromancer." You nod. "I-if.. Um.. If you don't think it'd be gross or weird, I..." You tell her it's fine, just say what she wants to say. You work with dead bodies, have diddled demons, it's fine. It's fine. "O-oh! Uh, I know magic! I know magic that would fit into your domain that you c-could use!" Your interest is peaked, "Y-yes, filth- Rot Magic. I- m- Once I'm settled in maybe you could visit and I could.. Teach you? Something?" Accepting new Actions
>>2530496Let's see her off safely to Pug I guess then come back to say we handled the problem for En and that they may shit in peace now
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2530496Go to the trading post and report what we found and inform them we'll be moving the Filth Demon to Pug. Collect our reward and escort the demon there. I want to have a chance to go shopping there so might as well do it with a full purse.
>>2530496I guess I'll just snip it off. Get back to the greater task. >>2530502>>2530483>>2530471>>2530455>>2530454>>2530451With a Dark Cumulus whipped up you send her up and out on her way to Pug- you hope Butcher isn't still hauling the Troll's corpse back because you can only summon one Cumulus at a time and as funny as it would be for the body to just come 'thud' falling down. It'd be rude. You head back to the trading post and inform the clerk there that your duty has been fulfilled: there was a Filth Demon squatting in the shit brook and you've dealt with her accordingly, she won't be bothering anybody in En ever again, they can throw out their garbage in peace. The Clerk is pleased to hear this and pays out.. Quite a substantial reward: a small bag of silver, the people of En really wanted their shit brook back. You've got a few decision to make now, though:-You could give this money back to the church? -You could maybe go to Pug? Buy some fancy things? Maybe even meet up with all those Demons? -Go back home and work, experiment, who knows what else.Either way, it'd be good to decide what your next adventure should be. The clerk tells you rain is on the way. Accepting Actions once again!
>>2530557Wait I thought we already gave the priest back his money? We even lost that nifty gift the frogs gave us.
>>2530562>Wait I thought we already gave the priest back his money?The bounty money for the shit brook, sorry, worded that a little poorly. I remember one of you guys suggesting you wanted to give the church that money as well.
>>2530557Let's give the money (at least half) to the Church. Probably won't heal the wounds between us and the Priest but it's a startI'm inclined to go check out the Pug Market just because we had a REALLY good roll last time but no doshThough I'd really like to go home and experiment with undead crafting.I'm open to either>>2530562we gave back the money for clearing out the church which was only the Priests money.This is a suggestion of possibly giving the Shit Creek reward
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2530562We gave back the frog man issue reward. Now we have the option to donate more.>>2530557Eh, keep half, donate half to the Church. Is our gear water proof? If not see if the trader has a water proof outer cloak. Then let's head back home, stopping at Honey Hill on the way. That way we can visit Pug when we don't have to walk and give the Filth Demon a chance to settle in.
>>2530569>>2530578>Roll 17/20>Give back half for the church and head home.Half the silver from brook's bounty you pay back to the Clerk, telling him to add it to the rest of the money they've pooled together for the Church and in turn the Priest boy. You make your goodbyes to En, the days is already a little long, but you head out anyway. It's raining. The rains have come to Copse and with how things go you know they'll be here for a few months at least. Luckily, though, you're not getting wet, you're not cold, beyond being a little humid you feel fine.. Which is great because it's a bit of a walk on foot back home. It's pitch dark when you make it to Honey Hill and ultimately decide to spend the night there: getting some bed and breakfast in you before you finally make it back home to your lair the next morning. Your Goblin is waiting for you outside, there's a massive Troll's Corpse and Head sitting out on the lawn. "Ey, Love, whatha' feck is this about? The huge bitch came here the otha' day with your Gnoll Zombie and left this even bigger fuck!" The Avarice Demon shuffles out from inside, exhaling a long drag from his pipe, he nods, "Welcome home, Boss. Brother Butcher was here, he dropped the Troll's body off for you and headed into the Rotwood on some business.. Said something about fulfilling your scat fetish when he came back? Don't know what that's about, but good luck." You tell him to shut up and hand him the silver. "Oh, damn, big money." You're back at home. The rain smells great on your fields. Rolling for Actions, Experiments, etc.. Actions are d20, Experiments or Undead creation are d100. You get 3.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>2530627Dig out that fungus from the termite hive we've had for a while and hand it off to the goblin. Then start work on figuring out enchanting. Maybe the Avarice Demon knows something or we could try Séance the Architect for advice?
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>2530627Talk to the Avarice demon about what would happen if we somehow concentrated the energies in which various demons feed upon through some kind of magical formation or something else.Also, ask him about how demons get stronger. I would imagine an Avarice Demon would have the potential to become a powerful Greed Demon, but how? How do demons evolve and grow stronger?Now as for actual experimental projects experiment with creating a scarecrow and headless zombies with a jacko lantern.
>>2530639>Now as for actual experimental projects experiment with creating a scarecrow and headless zombies with a jacko lantern.Make sure we have a goddamn cage around them this time.
>>2530638Oh also maybe Séance up the Monk for advice too. And just to chat.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>2530627Get the Goblin into his refractory period (or have the Avarice Demon take care of that) and have him help start preparing the Troll for zombification since I'm not sure we'd be strong enough to raise it yetBut I'm rolling for studying and planning to create a Skeleton Mage
>>2530681>23Fuck, ignore me
>>2530638>Dig out that fungus from the termite hive we've had for a while and hand it off to the goblin.>Roll 90/100You remember you have some Termite Fungus sitting around collecting dust and pass it over to your Goblin- he, he doesn't actually need to be told what it is. "Oh, hey, this is a good find, love. You want me to grow this? Yeah I can do that, but I'll need your help for a with a little something.." It's not sexual, for once: he needs you to rot a few logs is all and have them placed in the 2nd floor basement. >+New Lair Feature+: Fungi Planter, "A few logs kept partially rotten, perfect for growing Mushrooms- something Undead can eat beyond flesh and blood. " >>2530639>Make a Scarecrow out of a headless Zombie and a Jacko Lantern.>Roll 58/100>Low Success.The Avarice Demon gets some chains and you try to see if you can replicate what you did last time, but the results are.. Not as impressive to say the least. You drag out one of the bodies (you're starting to run out) and prep it: getting a Pumpkin, spitting out a Wisp, telling the Avarice Demon to make sure it's good well and bound before you put it together and.. It's stiff. It's stiff, but it moves, you try to command it and there's nothing going on in there. The Pumpkin eventually rots and the whole mess burns down and freezes. Maybe you don't need a body?>Séance a few people for advice. Your third experiment isn't really an experiment. You just want to make a few calls to some people:>Séance The ArchitectYou've only met him once, but you try to contact him again- it's difficult, but you get him for a few moments. You ask him about enchanting, you try to anyway, you mostly get off a few words about wanting to make things 'magical'. "I THINK you're referring to enchanting, right? You're a Necromancer, so.. I guess Ice would be your best bet? Flesh is more a Warlock's bracket- " He cuts off from there. >Séance The MonkThis is far easier. When you contact them it feels as though they're in the same room as you, but it's more than that, you feel like you're 'truly' meeting them now and not the weak body that's become them. "Well this is a pleasant surprise, you know Telepathy? I told you you were strong." Their voice is confident, strong, upgraded from an untuned violin to more of a piano. You ask them for advice, you just talk to them, you love hearing their voice. They're happy to hear your getting stronger and helping people, but beyond that there's little they can do for you, "Had you a 2nd body.. a Volunteer.. We could at least have some fun. Somebody with a little more meat than me that could handle you. Stolen Word can be used for... "other" things besides pain you know, just a suggestion~" Accepting new Actions, Experiments, etc.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2530731Order goblin skeletons to start digging a deep pit. Have the Avarice Demon build a rope harness.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2530731Now as for experiment use build a scarecrow the old fashion way and then attach the jacko lantern.Make sure to use necromantic herbs and the full getup(robes/staff included).Meanwhile put another Jacko Lantern on a headless zombie corpse and try again.We gotta be getting a fucking bonus by now with how many times we've tried this. Goddamn it.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>2530731We can sense undead right? Maybe we can use the same principles to learn to sense magic in a more general way. To the Lab!
>>2530731So wait the Avarice Demon didn't tell us anything? Shoot hopefully the Filth Demon and Butcher Demon will be more willing to share about how demons involve and excessive food reserves results in. So seance to talk to them.>>2530756I like you anon. Such excellent results will be very useful for my demons idea.
>>2530756Nice, the end goal of this is to be able to look at the magic in the Ras' Treatise we have just to see what the inner workings of enchanted ice "looks" like.
>>2530639>>2530766>How do demons evolve and grow stronger?>Freebie, cause it's conversation.While you're thinking about it you briefly ask The Avarice Demon how.. Demons basically function. He takes a long drag from his pipe, still counting the money, and responds rudely to the side, "Demons grow to the size of their vice. By that I mean, Demons need a vice: gluttony, lust, wrath, etcetera, to provide them with mana as well as just keep ourselves grounded in reality." As much as it pains him, he hands you a fist of change, "If I don't have this: I won't be able to to magic, then I'll starve, then I'll be sent back to hell." Makes sense you say aloud, he then opens his black clawed hand and you pass it back to him, "Burry me in this and I'll grow. Simple as that." There's a pause, he takes a hit of his pipe, "You can also just kill and eat other Demons, but most of us have something of a mutual agreement to not do that because that's all Hell was. Was that. Forever. For eternity." You give him some 'vice' in the form of a little kiss on the forehead and leave him be after that, it seems reminding him of Hell has made him rather.. Contemplative. "It's a terrible place, that Red World . Terrible."
>>2530785Ah so build demon baths and add Project Demonic Corpse Avatars to the to-do list. Wish he would have spoken up sooner so we could create a literal money pit for him to soak in.I'm still curious to see what would happen if we concentrate their 'food' hard enough would do...ah magical formation built into the bath. Make it so it concentrates the resulting energies. Speed up demonic growth.Let's see here...need either a demonologist or the right grouping of demons. If we use Avarice Demon Magics to hoard the energy+Filth Demon Magics to 'ferment' it...that alone won't be enough. Need more demons. It's not enough to build a reliable spell formation.
When were the Amazons leaving again? During or after the rainy season?
>>2530785The Red World calls
>>2530756>We can sense undead right? Maybe we can use the same principles to learn to sense magic in a more general way. To the Lab!>Roll 90/100>High end, near perfect success. You're interested in upgrading or making your 'sense undead' more powerful, but also more scrutinizing: you're aware other forms, domains, and so forth of magic exist, but at the moment all you can "see" is negative or vague spiritual energy- miasma and anything else associated with Death. This process takes a few days, it's honestly just mostly training than book reading given the nature of the ability. The Avarice Demon is an IMMENSE help.>+Spell Upgraded: Sense Paranormal, "Sense, allows you to see, touch, interact and discern all various supernatural forces: ethereal or physical, undead, fey, demonic, arcane or angelic." >>2530738>Order goblin skeletons to start digging a deep pit.>Roll 14/20>Above Average success.Before you started that, though, you commanded your Skeletons to begin digging a deep pit, a very deep pit- deep enough to require a rope and pully system like a well would in the basement. You check on their progress a few days later and sure enough they've done what you ask: a pit so deep, so dark, that it hits rock down below, perhaps a little to deep. The Goblin teases you, "Waddya doin', luv? Lookin' for gooold? You aint' gonna find anythin' just digging holes in the feckin' basement, babe." >+New Lair Feature: Pit, "It's deep, it's dark, you can't see the bottom. You just told the Skeletons to dig and they did." >>2530744>Now as for experiment use build a scarecrow the old fashion way and then attach the jacko lantern.>Roll 77/100>LUUUCKYYYYYTwo things:1. The Zombie Jack O Lantern simply does not work. You don't know what you're doing wrong. You got it right once and now just never again. There HAS to be something to it: something different about that body, maybe that wisp, if you could hunt down that giant poe maybe it'd give you answers?2. The Scarecrow works.>+New Construction: Scarecrow, "Create Construct, much like an Ice Golem this scarecrow is powered by the low-burning miasmatic essence of the Wisp in it's head. It will eventually rot due to the miasma and it must be given vocal commands- it has no mind or 'memory of one' to physically dominate. Watching it stand their idle, you understand a little more why Crows and Parrots find these things unsettling. Accepting new actions. Only a few more for tonight, so make um' count.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>2530822Use Sense Paranormal to look at the magic in the Ras' Treatise then try to duplicate them non-melting magic in making new heat resistant bodies for our ice golems.
>>2530832>two 90s in a row and then a 4.Oh look a falling shoe...
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>2530822wait...giant poe. All those other wisps exploded but what if the not yet poe fed upon them to evolve from a wisp. That way it resulted in its own survival.Okay so we gotta stuff a wisp full of miasma or try to fuse wisps together maybe by killing one then allowing the other wisp to feed off it? So let's try that.I still need stronger ghosts for some other ideas of mine.
>>2530802>When were the Amazons leaving again? During or after the rainy season?((During. Their plan was to bum around in Copse until the rains came since if they're down here then they're not up in Promethea where the Jungle is and all the flooding happens. Over here we can just expect 3-4 months of shitty weather and humidity. ))
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2530839>>2530822Have the goblins dig out a room with a pit to fill with money for the Avarice demon to soak in.>>2530839...ah fuck I just realized I can't shove ghosts down the pit like I can other creatures/undead to imprison them.Damn it.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2530843Ah, make sure to give them a "call" wishing them well if they are still leaving and inviting them over to our place anytime they are in the area and mention we hope they do visit. And probably give them a little heads up about the fortifications in our house in case they do stop by so they don't accidentally stumble into a trap. Roll to prevent knucklebone spillage.
>>2530856...You just admitted we are necromancer who built a dungeon didn't you? To a group of ADVENTURERS!
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>2530822I kinda don't want to risk it but...Let's start research into creating a Skeleton Mage by combining our knowledge of Necromancy and Cryomancy
>>2530863Damn, a digit too high to get the Lucky 77
Yesterday was the last good day you had for a week. Everything beyond that point is pretty bad, so lets start from the top:>>2530832>Use Sense Paranormal to look at the magic in the Ras' Treatise then try to duplicate them non-melting magic in making new heat resistant bodies for our ice golems.>Roll 4/100>Terrible, near complete and total failure.Looking at the Ras' Treatise on Ice Magic you attempt to replicate such an effect on your Ice Golem, obviously it would be to the little guys and your own advantage to have jolly ol' frosty servants running around and not melting in 17-25 degree Celsius heat you see here on midday Copse. You end up destroying one of your Golems and in the process cause terrible frost bite on your hands that the Goblin and the Avarice Demon need to immediately treat using a combination of medicinal and paranormal treatments lest you lose your fingers. You do not enjoy being healed by a Demon: it is a deeply uncomfortable process that isn't cool or calming like your magic and even after the burning fades the proceeding night has you tossing and turning in fits of fever. His only words of comfort, "Well, the Miasma shard is safe, so that's good." Terrible bedside manner. You only survive because of Goblin cuddles. >>2530839>Roll 94/100>Success, just short of perfection. A week later, you take it upon yourself to try a much safer experiment: turning a Wisp into a Poe. Simple stuff. You go into the basement, grab a stool, you spit out a Wisp.. A yellow one- you like yellow, and you hold your Flawless Dark Mana Crystal underneath it to feed it like a little bunsen burner. It gets bigger and bigger and bigger, eventually it's consistency thickens and it forms into the familiar Poe shape. Once it's 'born' it immediately puts up resistance. >New Undead Unit: Poe "Create Undead, very difficult to replicate in lab conditions and even more difficult to control. Poe's are larger, more 'complicated' wisps: fast, strong, can follow more complex commands." While not one of a 'smart' creature a Poe is a 'true' Ghost: making it impudent and free-willed. >>2530856This one inc.
>>2530895b-but I had a 78... fuck
>>2530898lol watch my next attempt be a nat 1 or something. I never roll good for undead reanimations
>>2530895Alright, now its time to negotiate with the Poe.Point out if it wasn't for us it would still be stuck as a shitty wisp. Offer it a gift as a gesture of goodwill like a special lantern made with a dark gem/a wisp being the center of it(or another object it would be interested in like our old Poe Coat). Tell it if it wants a stronger body or even a physical one we can help with that. Even modify the body to its desires and help imbue it with more miasma. All in exchange for service and providing assistance of its own will. NOT just because we forcefully take control or order it too.Use the Avarice Demon and Goblin as examples. Showing we are legit with the offers and aren't lying.>>2530899I had that same luck in another thread and trust me it lasts the ENTIRE thread. At least during this quest anyway. Couldn't stop rolling shit it was awful.
>>2530856>>2530862>>2530864>Telepathically communicate to friends. >Roll 1/20>Failure, complete and total utter failure. But Psychic abilities can only ever 'really' develop under trauma. You'd like to do something nice and get some practice in while you're at it, so you hold a small Séance and call the two Barbarians- you'd like to wish them well and see them off on their adventure home back to Promethea. Your first mistake was being a teenager, that can't be helped, but your second was treating your immature Psychic Powers so casually. An attempt to communicate with the two is made- you reach across a large amount of space, but your emotional connection to the two of them makes this a simple matter.. You have trouble focusing though, your wants, your needs, your dreams, your impulses, your desires, you hopes, they all intervene and break your concentration before you can even embarrass yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Duphu_5Z54You fall inward, into a place where no one can find you. Except her. You hear her humming, the sound calming your painful mind. "You're so tense, you're all bottled up, why don't you just let it all out?" Her hands wrap around you, you feel them holding onto you from behind. You're scared, you don't want to hurt anyone, you never want to hurt anyone. "This is a safe place, just you and me. I'll help, trust me." She helps you raise your hands up and all the bad thoughts: the stress, the hate, the anxiety, the fear, all come out in a big wave, "Woosh!".>New Spell Learned: Mind Blast: "Psychic, a powerful physical blast of psychic energy. Mentally and emotionally exhausting." You wake up to see your Labratory completely trashed. Your head hurts, but you've never felt calmer. The Avarice Demon is hiding behind a wall, peeking out, "What the fuck was that?"
>>2530941Here's hoping we didn't just trash the fancy alchemical set we got from the Architect
>>2530941Welp... I'm not sure if I'm proud of this fuck-up or not. Also... are Psychic abilities part of the spheres of magic like Necromancy or something else?
>>2530895>>2530941Phew, sorry that took so long, but I saw an opportunity. I think... That's actually enough for tonight. I'm gonna call it there- leave you guys wondering maybe a little. I'll be archiving the thread in a bit, so I'll be sure to link it once it's up, so vote for it if you think this session was neat. My work blog n' tumblr is over here: http://spaghettiart.tumblr.com/ in case you want to check out whatever it is I do when I'm not doing this... And don't be afraid to ask for art requests. I want to thank everybody for coming out and sticking out- I started to dip a little today, but hopefully I'll be energized and ready to go tommorow after some FOOD and SLEEP. I hope to see you guys tomorrow! Same Thread! Same 3pm west coast time! But in the mean time: I'll be monitoring the thread and lurking around, so feel free to ask me no spoilery things!
>>2530954Darn you to heck with your cliffhanger! I expect to see you 3 o'clock sharp so you can explain this!
>>2530941holy fuck did we kill the amazons?
Threads Archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=caster%20quest>>2530963>holy fuck did we kill the amazons?No, they're fine. You're not ok though, but we'll get into that later. >>2530953>Also... are Psychic abilities part of the spheres of magic like Necromancy or something else?It's complicated.
>>2530972Does it still involve crystallized brains? (Yes I read your blog.)
>>2530973>Does it still involve crystallized brains? (Yes I read your blog.)I'm glad you asked. Deliberate misinformation.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>2530941We should probably ask our monk gal about this later. rolling to control that Poe if we didn't already?>>2530982did we?if we didn't then I want to make more Rothide Gnolls. and possible see if one of them is proficient in making armor.
>>2531003>did we?The Lab? The Lab is fine- we're going to have to clean it up tomorrow, but it's fine.
>>2531008Oh. I guess zombie experiments tomorrow. I guess that means after we fix the lab we can chill outside in an ice lawn chair with some iced tea.
>>2531014We might need to do the chilling before we try fixing the lab so we can recover from all the psychic damage we took from that fuck-up that unlocked a new power.
>>2531023I'm starting to worry our developing psychic powers might lead to a brain tumor or a stroke
>>2531023Maybe. Say any idea how much honey we could get for trading an ice golem to the bee women?Do you think they have honeyed mead? do you think do research WHILE DRUNK could prove interesting results?
>>2531027Psh, I doubt those will happen. A brain aneurysm on the other hand...
>>2531033I'm not sure we should trade our golems away. Maybe if we can figure out how to enchant things that doesn't require dark crystals to function, we can trade those.
>>2531008Some quick questions, I leave the judgement of spoiler-content up to you OP:I saw your globe of the world here http://spaghettiart.tumblr.com/post/150714603457/finally-got-around-to-doing-it-but-here-you-guysJust wanted to know what region Copse is in - I'd guess northern hemisphere from the lack of dinosaurs, probably the green belt of forest just south of the ocean that crowns the supercontinent?Does our current outfit have a cowl to prevent ghosts getting into our face? If not, can we use the cowl from our first outfit? We might need to visit a tailor.Do the jungles around Copse contain bamboo, as far as we know?Since Creeps are technically a type of elemental, would it be worthwhile finding out if they can understand Murmur if we get a chance to learn it?
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>2530954here's a safe experiment you can't fuck up. go play with your well cared for and fed farm animals and see if that yields any positive results.
>>2531055>Just wanted to know what region Copse is in - I'd guess northern hemisphere from the lack of dinosaurs, probably the green belt of forest just south of the ocean that crowns the supercontinent?That is over a year old and I desperately need to update it, but we're more or less closer to the equator than we are to the north pole, but we're definitely in the northern hemisphere. >Do the jungles around Copse contain bamboo, as far as we know?Yes, Planter's Jungle has Bamboo. It isn't as Virulent as you'd find in other places, but it's there.
>>2531069Rolls between session aren't usually considered.
>>2531080Speaking of updates I'm still waiting on that Halloween update for your Dungeon Overlord cyoa...
>>2531080Thanks for that post on deities! It's pretty useful.
>>2531099>Thanks for that post on deities! It's pretty useful.Thaaaat's right! I finally got around to doing that! Even though I forgot Baphomet. Need to fix that before I forget. http://spaghettiart.tumblr.com/post/173534229077/some-of-you-have-been-bugging-me-about-who-theres
>>2531114Think we might ever encounter the Cyclops or are they too far in the Southern Hemisphere?
>>2531114So that entity that entity that keeps helping us with our psychic freak outs.... do we/our character have any idea whole that is? Does our character even remember her after the fact? I recall the necromancer having no memory of learning Exocism but what about this time?
>>2531120Questions that'll be solved tomorrow, Anon.>>2531116Not 'the' Cyclops, obviously, but their descendents? Entirely possible: they're in the encounter table. Not as tall as they used to be, but really nobody is- it was a different time.
>>2531120That was most likely the Monk of the Pit.>>2531122Are moon elves still a thing?
SpaghettiOP, I know you are there. Come out!
Last post here: >>2530941At yesterday's session we got into a few adventures here and there: we visited En and went about solving every problem they could throw at us- Filth Demons(sent to Pug), Frogs(sent back to the river), but we couldn't solve our relationship with the little Priest so easily. We left there having made a large donation to the church in hopes the Priest might forgive us more easily and be a good boy.The rains have finally come to Copse, so after our adventures in En were concluded we made the walk back home where our friends and our experiments were waiting for us: a big troll corpse in the lawn, goats & chickens, scarecrows and ghosts to summon, a pit was dug. The session ended, though, with us trying to Séance a few friends and failing to do so- hurt ourselves in a way we don't understand, but in doing so developed our mysterious Psychic powers further. Your current inventory & lair information: https://pastebin.com/3xnHBDVs https://pastebin.com/xnLhuuRfYour current spellbook & undead list: https://pastebin.com/tJNzGa4e https://pastebin.com/3W9U0fbGYour visuals have been updated! Inventory: https://78.media.tumblr.com/fd7fcd0ccede76b932f7b0af8b1e9624/tumblr_p876e1LldO1v1ceouo1_1280.png Who knows what messes and new adventures await us next, especially now as our current adventure still continues: on the floor of our trashed labratory, tired, head aching, you're uncharacteristically calm and relaxed- almost tranquil as the Avarice Demon comes to your side, picking you up and placing you into his lap. "Are you okay, Boss? You were having a fit." You feel fine. Accepting new Actions.
>>2533262Explain what happened and ask the Avarice Demon what he knows about psychic abilities.
>>2533262I don't know what came over me man. I feel fine now. Lets get to fixing up the place.Rolling to to have our goblin skeletons, gnoll zombie and ice golem go beat up a bunch of wandering undead to bring back to us for more research materials.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2533262
>>2533262Oh looking over the lair info and it doesn't look like you wrote down our fungi planter yet.
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>2533262>https://pastebin.com/3W9U0fbGLet's start prep on the Troll like reattaching its head and make it ready to raise as a zombie (once we're strong enough to control it)I'd prefer to use every advantage we have when we try stuff like this like ensuring we have the ritual down so we don't waste our only troll corpse on a failed experiment
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>2533262Raise another gnoll zombie. Chain it down to something first to ease the reanimation, get the reagents and herbs and all that ready. Try using Dark Circle on it in case that eases prep.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2533312though I guess we'd better fix up the lab before we attempt anything like thatrolling to help repair the lab before any reanimation experiments
>>2533306>Oh looking over the lair info and it doesn't look like you wrote down our fungi planter yet.You're right, I also forgot our pit. I've added both: https://pastebin.com/xnLhuuRf Never be shy about reminding me about something I've forgotten about- it can be difficult to keep track of everything when it all starts piling up.
>>2533312>>2533320Do you think we could use Dark Circle to reattach the trolls head to its neck?
>>2533326Maybe, but I think we have healing spells, skeleton assistants and tools for that.However, the greatest utility of the troll right now may be in harvesting reagents like its regenerative blood, bones, beard, and so on.
>>2533330There was a ghoul civ quest a while back where there was talk of skinning a troll they captured and using necromancy on the flayed skin to have it constantly regrow so they'd have a constant source of hide for leatherworking
>>2533324Would it make attempting to reanimate a large zombie like the troll easier if we captured and studied some mediun (human) sized zombies first?
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>2533262rolling to make the best pumpkin pie in the know universe.
>>2533345Not sure the magic works the same in this setting. I think that would more be the domain of a Warlock here. Luckily we have the Avarice Demon who might know that sort of magic or could find us some one like that.
>>2533345Red Throat Ghouls?Hell yea
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2533262Alright, now its time to negotiate with the Poe.Point out if it wasn't for us it would still be stuck as a shitty wisp. Offer it a gift as a gesture of goodwill like a special lantern made with a dark gem/a wisp being the center of it(or another object it would be interested in like our old Poe Coat). Tell it if it wants a stronger body or even a physical one we can help with that. Even modify the body to its desires and help imbue it with more miasma. All in exchange for service and providing assistance of its own will. NOT just because we forcefully take control or order it too.Use the Avarice Demon and Goblin as examples. Showing we are legit with the offers and aren't lying.
>>2533345That's a pretty great idea. We should spend some time researching it.We can always kill more trolls and reanimate them later.
>>2533381Not gonna give back the Poe's Coat. They weave those themselves and it has uses that make giving it away silly.
>>2533375lol yeah.I like the QMs space opera Lich quest but I really miss those friendly ghouls and their family of sewer mutants
>>2533388I was thinking we use the Poe's Coat for that Skeleton Mage idea I'm sure everyone is tired of me bringing up lol
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>2533262I'd like to do some research on whether we can condense and crystallize miasma. Maybe with use of the alchemical apparatus and endothermic fire for condensation efforts.
>>2533391I have no idea what the fuck is the flow of the conversation. Something about making an infinite supply of skin and barter with a Poe, which we should be subjugating, not bartering with.Why not just find a troll, cast the rot spell so it keep growing or something, then kill it before it gets too big? that way we have plenty of hide, muscles and bones to work with?
>>2533399>subjugatingNot the best idea with intelligent undead.>rot spellWhere do you get the idea that the rot spell makes living matter grow?
>>2533399my bad, I'm kinda adhd brained right now, too much coffee.
>>2533408>>2533391All we need for the skeleton mages is some crystals and a skeleton IIRC.
>>2533407probably thinking the Troll would regen to offset the Rotted parts of its body. However, unless we can sufficiently restrain a troll, that'll be difficult since Rot is delivered by touch as we learned during our encounter with the Filth Demon
Once you've cleaned up and had a word with the Avarice Demon and your Goblin (who needs to be held, he thought you were going to blow up), they both tell you more or less that they heard a large 'trumpeting' noise before the house shook and found you unconscious and spasming in your laboratory. There's gaps in your memory, so you fill them in with that.>>2533312>Let's start prep on the Troll like reattaching its head and make it ready to raise as a zombie (once we're strong enough to control it)>roll 45/100>Low success, but a prep roll can't destroy reagents. Back to labratory work, you tell everybody to help you drag the Troll's corpse downstairs to keep it out of the sun- it's a good thing it's been raining or otherwise it would have turned to stone or burned up. Once inside you prep it up, it's too large to animate at your skill level, but you can at least clean it : you cast Dark Ring on the head and it starts rolling, shifting, it fuses back to the stub with a perfect seem -it's become 'complete'- far better than sowing.. And thankfully this doesn't revive the Troll. You then get the Goblin to give the body a rub down in herbs. You feel casting anymore magic on it might interfere with the reanimation process in the future. >>2533320>Raise another gnoll zombie.>roll 93/100>Complete and total unarguable success. Rolling with advantage: Gnolls are easy.Once you're done with the Troll's body, you get your minions to bring out a Gnoll's body (you have 3 left) and you give it a quick rub down in herbs as well. Gnolls don't need much prep-work and take to Necromancy very well, so this is rather safe. You fumigate it with some miasma, dominate it's dead mind, and slugishly rises to it's feet- perfectly puppeteered and awaiting your mental command. You give it a 'blip' and the Rothide Gnoll drags itself over with the other Gnoll you have. >>2533288>>2533352>roll 11/20>Command minions to collect more reagants.. And bake a pie. The last thing you do for the day is to send your Golems and Skeletons out later in the evening to go and collect new bodies from the mass grave to work on, which is good because you're running out and if you didn't harvest them they'd just come and attack you anyway. They'll be back later. (1 turn)You also bake a pie. You get some flour, some honey, some spices from the garden, and you finally get some use out of your lair's oven. You remember your mother used to bake a lot, so did your uncle, at any rate it isn't as good as their pies (you don't have the right flour, but that oven is top notch, really), but it's still a good pumpkin pie. You sit down with your Goblin, Avarice Demon, and the three of you have some tea & pie while listening to the rain beat down outside. It's nice. Accepting new action rolls.
>>2533413You'd still ruin the useful parts of the body by rotting them. Think it through.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2533417I think you lost your name, OP.Clean up the lab.
>>2533407>Not the best idea with intelligent undead.I think its kind of an issue, especially due to our lack of dark crystals, but I can't bring myself to give enough of a fuck until the next update.>Where do you get the idea that the rot spell makes living matter grow?Fuck I thought the rot portion of the spell caused things to age, and trolls only get larger with age. ergo, more mass for our sass.>>2533411We should research how to condense miasma to create dark crystals.>>2533417you forgot your name
I'm pretty sure the Troll we have won't regenerate any more with out serious magic intervention, otherwise it would have stopped being dead by now. And from our call to the Architect enchanting flesh is a warlock thing.
>>2533425You should roll a d100 to research condensing miasma with alchemical equipment and endothermic fire. Gas + cold = solid. We might manage to crystallize it that way, kinda like ice and water vapour.
>>2533418Don't tell me, I wasn't the one suggesting it. Rot seems like it'd be a decent emergency spell to use against a Troll that grabs us though, cause it's muscles to decay then run away while it's focused on regenerating
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2533417Ok with that knowledge that the zombie hordes will be back, let's make some Wisp Jack-o-Lanterns and space them around the perimeter of Honey Hill to keep them away
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2533417Alright, now its time to negotiate with the Poe.Point out if it wasn't for us it would still be stuck as a shitty wisp. Offer it a gift as a gesture of goodwill like a special lantern made with a dark gem/a wisp being the center of it(or another object it would be interested in like our old Poe Coat). Tell it if it wants a stronger body or even a physical one we can help with that. Even modify the body to its desires and help imbue it with more miasma. All in exchange for service and providing assistance of its own will. NOT just because we forcefully take control or order it too.Use the Avarice Demon and Goblin as examples. Showing we are legit with the offers and aren't lying.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>2533417Rolling to raise another gnoll zombie. Manacles, shackles, herbs, prep, the works.If I don't get to roll so others get a chance, I'm cool with that.>>2533433I liked the effects of the plague of insects spell.
>>2533423Lab already got cleaned up in that post I'm pretty sure
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>2533417Warn our crew we are going to take another crack at enchanting ice so they can get the frostburn treatment ready again. Maybe try for a dagger this time.
>>2533443Supporting the a wisp o' lantern fence to keep the wild undead away
>>2533450lol fuckI guess we just aren't meant to mess with Cryomancy just yet
>>2533458We use it plenty, I just seems I'm having terrible luck applying it to making magic items.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>2533432I was thinking we, kind of draw it all into a hand and try and "condense it via brute force.>>2533443no anon. I think OUR zombies will be back from their hunt.>>2533444Honestly getting kind of tired of your negotiation with the poe. It more of an animal than anything, and we're out of dark crystals. I think. No point in offering it a coat. which it already owns.>>2533450With your roll of 5, that warning should do us some good.>>2533452hey. we already have the ring of sunflowers and pumpkins. we're good. Though a wisp lantern would be great for the aesthetics and midnight lighting.>>2533460fortune favors the prepared.>>2533417rolling for dark crystal creation research, be it from brute form or alchemical experimentation.
>>2533467Jack-o-Lanterns illuminated by a Wisp act like undead repellent, that's what I mean. It's like how farms in parts of Africa put Beehives on the borders of their crops to keep elephants from tearing through since they're afraid of bees
>>2533492I thought wisps rot the pumpkin, or am I thinking of the construct scare crows?
>>2533417if we put a whole lot of dark crystals into a golem, would it get smarter?
>>2533443>Ok with that knowledge that the zombie hordes will be back, let's make some Wisp Jack-o-Lanterns and space them around the perimeter of Honey Hill to keep them away>Roll 15/20>Decent success, high five.Once pie is done it's already quite late- getting darker than usual given the cloud coverage and the rain. You're worried in these conditions that the Sunflower Circle might not be enough (it is quite dark and stormy) you sit down with your friends and carve some jack o lanterns. It takes longer than expected because your Goblin finds a particularly large one that he can climb in and he wants to try something 'weird' with you. It involves putting the Goblin in the pumpkin, cutting a hole in the bottom, and putting something of yours in that hole. It's something. The Jack O Lanterns get set up though. Their dull glow lighting your farm's perimeter. It's super spooky out here- the rain and darkness obscures the world around you, but you can hear groans, screams, the clattering of bones, and hungry moans. >>2533444>Alright, now its time to negotiate with the Poe.>FreebieThe Poe isn't smart. Poes are Grass Ghosts: it's willful and disobedient because it is dumb and unpredictable. That said: you man-handle it with your psychic powers, tighten it's leash, and you grow from the experience- learning something useful. >+Poes can be used to make Poe Coats. As long as you have 'a' Poe under your command you can use it to make a set of that particular equipment. >+Robes are useful for equipping friends or minions who can cast magic. >>2533446>Rolling to raise another gnoll zombie. Manacles, shackles, herbs, prep, the works.>Roll 60/100>Above Average Success, rolling at advantage: Gnolls are easy.Before you head to bed, you make the final effort to make reanimate one more Gnoll into a Rothide: a quick rub down of herbs, gas it with some miasma, and it's up and running in no time at all. (2 left) Your pack of Rothide Gnolls is coming a long quite nicely as you admire your trio of Gnoll Zombies.. They actually smell better as Zombies than they were alive- funny. You begin to notice the mental strain, though. 7/8 Undead controlled. Accepting new rolls. Your Undead will be back: please roll d100 for loot/scavenging rolls to see what resources they've found.
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>2533517Loot
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>2533517dank loot
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>2533517
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2533517random encounter roll before we hit the sack. have you undead build a trap to catch a wild animal, using a slice of pie as hte bait.
>>2533517>Robes are useful for equipping friends or minions who can cast magic.Seems anon was right about using them for skellie mages
>>2533541now all we need is to figure out our dark crystal issue tomorrow.>>2533517can you remind me what happened to the three crystals we used to create the small ice round bois? 1 is still animated, the other was destroyed and it's crystal fed to a wisp to create a poe. what happened to the other one?
>>2533549>can you remind me what happened to the three crystals we used to create the small ice round bois? 1 is still animated, the other was destroyed and it's crystal fed to a wisp to create a poe. what happened to the other one?((You still got 2 snow bois waddling around. 1 died: it's mana crystal is fine though))
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2533517Practice some alchemy with the ingredients we have with the goblin.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>2533560Let's remake the broken snow boy and try to make them humansized?
>>2533560oh right. we fed it, but it didn't necessarily eat the crystal.We got a free mana Crystal to make a Sans.>>2533584nice>>2533588personally I think the round boi versions are cuter. and if we did that, what would they look like? wouldn't they be the size of a child?
>>2533517how are the animals doing by the way? and new cute chicks or kids (baby goats)?
>>2533617*any.fuck.>>2533588sorry if I sound bitchy or something. just worried it'll look weird. and I thought we were going to save the third gem to make the wizard skelly?
>>2533467>condense it via brute forceThat's thinking with your dick. I plan to build an automatic condenser that works constantly to produce crystal at a steady pace. For it to work right, we'll need more research, especially for managing the creeps that it'll spawn.>OUR zombies will be back from their huntIt's a mass grave. MASS grave. There are more undead coming from it than we have on hand.>more of an animal than anythingThis poe may well be different, let's see how it works out.>warningJust gotta roll harder.>we already have the ring of sunflowers and pumpkinsThey overran it before. It doesn't prevent anything except undead and maybe weak demons from getting in, doesn't prevent burrowing intruders or airborne ones, and generally kinda sucks.>rolling for dark crystal creation researchOP generally takes three actions at a time unless something redundant is rolled for like my fuckup, which he might skil. 2slow, try again directly after the update.
>>2533622I didnt know we were saving it for that. In that case I'd be willing to forgo it or change the roll to skeleton mage experimentation
>>2533657>>2533622Yeah, we should save it for the skeleton mage.
>>2533622>They overran it beforebecause of the one time we broke to ring so the undead could flow through.>That's thinking with your dick. I plan to build an automatic condenser that works constantly to produce crystal at a steady pace. For it to work right, we'll need more research, especially for managing the creeps that it'll spawn.Awe come on. It could come handy if we need a quick fix, but how are we supposed to build a condenser? the only sources of miasma comes from rot, mass graves, then undead and ourself.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>2533584Nice.>>2533588Suggesting we forego this roll and instead try to learn to condense miasma into crystals.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>2533657>>2533588supporting for skeleton mage creation
>>2533672We be memetic necromancer squad
The rain lightens up a bit in the night and the soft pattering on the roof is so relaxing you end up sleeping in- that cool, humid, breeze through the window is just too relaxing as it wafts in through the kitchen. You just want to stay under your covers with your Goblin boy-toy all day.. But you've got work to do. >>2533540>build a trap to catch a wild animal, using a slice of pie as hte bait.>Roll 11/20>Success, odd elevens. Sipping tea, lazily digging a hole with Ghost Hand- you want meat. Your Goblin eventually wakes up, notices you're gone, washes up and comes out to help. "Naw, naw, stop, stop, this is how you dig a hole, love." He puts together a far better pit trap than you could even without magic. This'll hopefully turn up something good later. >>2533584>Practice some alchemy with the ingredients we have with the goblin.>Roll 20/20>Complete and total unarguable success. Once that's done you head back downstairs and get to work on some Alchemy practice, or, more accurately: The Goblin does and you just help and quietly learn- which you do! A Number of things, in fact:-New Craft: Smoking Herbs: "The same herbs used to treat bodies can be smoked by people. A common corner-store commodity: rolled in paper or placed in a pipe, it's all good. You don't personally smoke, though." -New Craft: Basic Herbal Potion: "This tastes awful, but it works. Burns all the way down, this potion can't perform miracles, but it can save a life in a pinch." -New Craft: Basic Disease Rub: "This poultice of mashed herbs can be rubbed on an infected side to cure superficial infections or disease. Excellent for treating warts, but don't eat it- it's toxic." It's all together a very productive morning. Your Goblin isn't shy about complimenting you above or below the work table, he also goes on to say that there's real money in alchemy if you can find a buyer or customer basis: it's non-invasive, non-magical, healing- a rare commodity in this time period. Check out the crafting list: https://pastebin.com/pXTrGXVK>>2533617>Check on the animals.>Freebie.It's raining, so they're not too active, but the Chickens are brooding and the Goats are pregnant: The Rainy Seasons is a time where many animals sit down and get knocked up in anticipation of the bounty and healthy greens left behind by the rains. Handling that loot roll next. We got a dec- >>2533672And THAT roll since it's too important to ignore.
the one good thing about making potions: we won't get negative effects at the time we use them. I hope.
>>2533669A condenser system might consist of:- a source of organic matter to generate the life mana (I was considering a mirror-lined chamber with a skylight and fast-growing plants inside it like seaweed, bamboo, etc)- a means of turning the life mana into miasma (undead present in the chamber, skeleton mages casting rot spells, etc)-a means of condensing the miasma gas generated by the process into a liquid and then solid state (wisps in an alchemical apparatus, endothermic fires, etc to bring down the temperature)-a means of controlling the creeps the crystals would generate (I was thinking we could try and learn Murmur and bring them under our control, they're technically elementals and only want to generate more crystals, which we're facilitating anyway)-a means of isolating this from the rest of the lair so it doesn't get flooded with miasma, undead, rot, etc (a ventilation system with a windcatcher should do the trick)With a crew of undead to build the facility, a skeleton mage to cast the maintenance spells, an alchemist/herbalist to manage the necessary processes, and some undead guards to keep the creeps in check we can probably make it happen.It'll probably require beefy defenses and a well laid-out design, not to mention huge fucking stone support pillars for the subterranean chambers, the right plant samples, maybe a homonuculus to help with the engineering, etc.I think it's achievable in time if we research it correctly.
>>2533683>>2533672(sorry, browser crashed and I lost this post, so I had to do it twice)>Roll 100>Complete and total unarguable and perfect success. This is quite possible the most important development in your work. Once you're done with home and garden work with your Goblin you shoo him away and summon the Avarice Demon to fetch you your crystals, your beakers, your spherical-what-sit-that-drips, some organic material, and a host of other reagents and tools. You want to condense and mineralize Mana and begin making your own Dark Crystals. The process is lengthy, tiresome, requires constant supervision, as any amount of light- even a small amount, completely ruins the procedure and forces you to start over. What's more, if done incorrectly it simply rots away and produces nothing but mundane refuse. Eventually, though, you're successful: you produce a single fragment, a small minute fleck, of crystallized Miasma. Miniscule compared to something you'd find in the wild, but it proves that labratory conditions can replicate it... Now, had you a better lab, you could fully realize. Your work is cut short, though: you hear clattering, clacking, rattling, and screams coming out from the lawn upstairs. Seems the Skeletons have brought something or someone interesting back.
>>2533731we did it bois.>Seems the Skeletons have brought something or someone interesting back.oooooooh
>>2533521>>2533524>>2533532>82, 74, 32 /100>Excellent, Uncommon, 'Good' Mundane.Cleaning yourself off and still wearing your cute little Alchemy Apron stained in miasma and the green stains of grass- You plod your way upstairs and behold what your Skeletons have finally brought back on this gloomy, rainy, afternoon. >Seems old habits die hard as one Goblin Skeleton has stuffed it's rib cage and skull completely filled with old coins: mostly copper pieces, but a few silvers are in there.>They've only brought you one body back, though, and all three of them must restrain him as he's still using his body. Your Goblin Skeletons come rattling over. They have in their custody a very visible upset, and very concerned Vampire lad about a little older than you, but then again: Vampire, so he could be a lot older. Pointed ears, red eyes, black hair, he's wearing a dense hooded collar and shawl over a 'dull' autumn tunic, and has on him a rifle, a bandoleer, a hunting knife, so you guess he's a hunter? Meat? He's a little greener than you've what you've seen out of the other Vampires, but it'd make sense that they'd have skin tones you suppose. He's hissing and extremely agitated. You give him a little wave and his eyes dilate, "No, no, no- no LET ME GO. LET ME GO. FUCK. FUCK." His struggling causes his hood to flip off- he's got a cute pony tail at least. Weren't Vampires supposed to be strong? Maybe it's day time and he's weaker? Or Hungry? Maybe Gobby Skeletons are stronger than you think? Accepting new Actions finally.
>>2533783sorry sorry. i should have specified what kind of undead.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2533783Introduce our self and apologize for the treatment. Note skeletons are bad at interpreting orders, we were expecting them to fetch us a zombie or some such.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2533783"Hey calm down before I make you calm down"Introduce ourselves and apologize for our skeletons. They're simple minded
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2533783Calm down bro it's not like I'm about to skin you and use your useful bones
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2533783offer pie
>>2533866Pumpkin pie... to a Vampire... How about some mushrooms instead?
>>2533872point takenWould anyone like to make use of the giant dark crystal to make this guy?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLTkf7jxKVM
>>2533731>you produce a single fragment, a small minute fleck, of crystallized Miasma. Miniscule compared to something you'd find in the wild, but it proves that labratory conditions can replicate it...I wonder what using the Dark Circle spell on it would do
>>2533812>>2533824>roll 14, 15/20>Introduce and apologize. Don't 'release' him yet. You apologize to the Vampire-Hunter, telling him you sent out your Skeletons to find new bodies and bones to work with- hopefully ones that weren't being used by anyone, but Skeletons aren't exactly smart. You release him from your grasp, but maybe don't give his stuff back to him 'till he can calm down. He grasps his wrists and stands up, taking it... 'better', but still a little offended. "Catherine said there was a Rogue Necromancer out here, so don't take it the wrong way, but I wasn't exactly thrilled when I was thinking I was being dragged off to be dissected and studied." >>2533861>Roll 2/20Once again, you try to assure the Hunter that you're not interested in his body so 'long as he's still using it' and that you wouldn't do something like "skinning you or pulling out your useful bones." His ears bend down a bit and he puts his hood back up, "May I have my stuff back and go?" He doesn't seem to convinced of your intentions. >>2533866>>2533872>Roll 15/20>Success, enough that could be had in this situation.A quick mental blip and the Goblin Skeletons hand him back his thing- patting him down, dusting him off, trying to be friendly, you ask him if you can offer him anything: tea, pie, mushrooms, maybe a smoke or something else to drink. He seems a little defensive, but he says he'll take a smoke if you've got one.. And you do! You get your living Goblin to fetch your guest a smoke, "Fuuuuck, look at this cunts jawline, look at those cheek bones, hmn, and that complexion! He's looks like a real ripper, shame about- " You shoo him away. Get out, scat, scat. Unless you need something of him he'll be on his way. Roll for Actions- anything you might have on your mind.
>>2533925>"Catherine said there was a Rogue Necromancer out here, so don't take it the wrong way, but I wasn't exactly thrilled when I was thinking I was being dragged off to be dissected and studied."Ah, are you perchance here to hunt me? hows the undead community doing? what's it like having Catherine ruling your people?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2533925Explain that we didn't want things to take such a bad turn with Lady Catherine, we just felt the contract was a bit too much of a commitment so early on and she took us turning it down worse than expected and wasn't in a negotiating mood.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2533946welp no reason for anyone else to roll I guess since we're fucked and they're going to go tell Catherine and it's game over>>2533925Try to convince them we aren't as bad as Catherine is making us seem and point out we're just trying to survive without getting eaten or enslaved by a giant centipede demon
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2533731Ah well, guess that determines what the pit is going to be used for once we put a lid on it. Shoot I was gonna use it as a prison once we iced the sides to prevent escape. Plus you store undead down there that we can't currently control.>>2533925Sent the zombie gnolls and the Avarice demon to scavenge.Order the golems, skeletons, and scarecrow to dig up graves to transfer to our own graveyard for materials.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2533925>"Fuuuuck, look at this cunts jawline, look at those cheek bones, hmn, and that complexion! He's looks like a real ripper, shame about- " You shoo him away. Get out, scat, scat. you can fuck later. we talk now.So what's your name?>>2533966Sent the zombie gnolls and the Avarice demon to scavengeI don't really send the Avarice demon. he needs to count our new money the goblin skeletons brought in.>Order the golems, skeletons, and scarecrow to dig up graves to transfer to our own graveyard for materials.We have a graveyard? when and where? I thought we dumped everything into the basement.
>>2533985We maintained our own graveyard ever since our place got swarmed by a bunch of undead. After we blew their heads off we created one and cast the spells to keep them 'fresh'. Its mostly been exhausted by now so we need more corpses to refill it.Basically, we use it as corpse storage but we sorta running low on corpses now.
>>2533998I'm looking through threads 2 and 2.5, and I'm not finding anything about a graveyard in our yard.
>>2533938>Ah, are you perchance here to hunt me? hows the undead community doing? what's it like having Catherine ruling your people?>Freebie. Conversation. The Hunter lights up and takes a quick smoke break since it seems you have questions for him and he's already out here anyway. You ask him if he's here to hunt you, "No, I was just told you lived out here. I'm just out here to hunt for meat- I was until your skeletons grabbed me that is." Meat? You ask him how the community is doing if they've got hunters out. He drags a long drag, burning through the little paper cigarette, "It's been better, honestly. Catherine has a strict no Demon policy, which is weird, but that's politics. She banished or evicted anybody even remotely magical in the old court: Warlocks were executed, Necromancers were banished. It all seems redundant, but she's the one on the throne, so whatever." That sounds pretty radical, you ask him how the 'normal folk' are handling it. "Poorly. I was a recent migrant hoping for a good turn, but as you can see I'm out here doing what I did back in the living lands. I was told this was an Undead country, but I guess even in death we can't escape the same politics, hmn?" He laughs at his own joke and finishes his smoke- throwing it onto the lawn and putting it out with his boot. >>2533946>>2533959>Explain that we didn't want things to take such a bad turn with Lady Catherine, we just felt the contract was a bit too much of a commitment so early on and she took us turning it down worse than expected and wasn't in a negotiating mood.>Roll 1/20Guilt and paranoia well up inside of you and come bursting out in a large, intangible, rant of confessions and apologizes. It's a mess he can't make heads or tails of, but he stands there and listens, his ears perking back up and you showing your immaturity giving him some small comfort. You tell him you're not as bad you seem, you just didn't want to be eaten or enslaved by a Centipede Demon. "I understand your need to exaggerate. Catherine may be a little 'Conservative', but I wouldn't say she's a "Demon" He doesn't know Catherine is a Demon it seems. What an important piece of information. >>2533985>>2533966>Send the corpses back out to collect corpses and scavenge. For real this time.>Roll 15/20You excuse yourself for just a moment and make a mental command to your Skeletons and Gnolls to go back out inside the rainy fields and find something of actual use- after they've given their treasure to the Avarice Demon for safe keeping that is. You also, this time, let them go with the farming equipment- maybe they'll dig something up of use. The Avarice Demon steps out to collect the loot, he acknowledges at the Vampire-Hunter and the two briefly exchange pleasantries; The two don't know one another, but seem pleasantly surprised to see one another either way. Accepting new Actions.
>>2533998>>2534017>>2533966We don't actually have a graveyard: we've been keeping the bodies in the basement. We COULD set up a graveyard though.It'd dramatically increase our Spooky Stats (imaginary stat).
>>2534041Oh my god, starting NOW I'll have my name again.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2534041I really wouldn't want to. It would ruin the cheeriness of our lawn and clash with our fiend of sunflowers. I'd rather keep the bodies deep underground where they would be more accessible to our lab and kep away from unwanted insects and moisture.>>2534034Lets make a mini baby round boy with the small dark crystal
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2534034Convince the vampire that Catherine is a demon.Ask the Avarice demon to back you up.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>2534034Collect some leather, flesh, wood, and bone. Create a suit of armor from the leather, wood, flesh, and bone, but then attempt to animate it(necro power armor ahoy). Create some rope, nets, and spears/bows from the stuff. Then place a dark gem and decaying matter around it before burying it all together while attempting to push miasma through it all. Actually, bury it in the pit would probably be best.>>2534041Well shit I could have sworn we found a place bury them previously. We have a deep pit to use...we are gonna need more pits.
>>2534093>Create a suit of armor from the leather, wood, flesh, and bone, but then attempt to animate it(necro power armor ahoy). Create some rope, nets, and spears/bows from the stuff. Then place a dark gem and decaying matter around it before burying it all together while attempting to push miasma through it all. Actually, bury it in the pit would probably be best.Dude....that's really gross. Bushman tier levels of cool, but gross.why not this? http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/bestiary3/graveknight.html
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>2534034Let's give the Skeleton Mage a try. I think we have all the pieces
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2534088supporting, it might be cool to have a vampire hunter join our little band of misfits, the rest seem to like him
>>2534125oh no>forgot to take off namefag
>>2534108We need equipment and supplies. Problem is we have no ready source for it. Especially of the stuff we need.Using miasma and necromancy to strengthen/shape materials we can potentially create some really freaky albeit useful stuff.Plus we wouldn't be able to control a Graveknight much less get the equipment to make one.
>>2534125>Vampire Hunter does not take kindly to our gobbies advances.>VH says he's straight>Gob says spaghettiOP is straight until you get it wet>VH takes exception to that and leaves>>2534125WHERE ARE ALL THESE 1'S COMING FROM>>2534137You're right about the graveknight, but what you want to make is...just really gross. like a really kinky poorly armored but still some how dangerous BDSM undead. Surely we have SOME armor scraps laying around from all the dead corpses.
>>2534162I'm sorry, I dont get to be active often so I didn't mean to mess it up ;-;
>>2534034so if there are water stones and dark crystals, are there elemental gems?>>2534167don't get too discouraged by it.
>>2534162>but what you want to make is...just really gross.I'm going to have to agree with this. Yuck.
>>2534137>We need equipment and supplies. Problem is we have no ready source for it. Especially of the stuff we need.You know... we can just buy weapons, armor, etc. from the orcs.
>>2534088>Convince the vampire that Catherine is a demon.>Ask the Avarice demon to back you up.>Roll 19/20>Success, but maybe not the kind you wanted. Rolling with advantage.Once the Avarice Demon is finished his work he comes back up and joins the two of you once more. You and the Hunter are standing 'closer' to one another, but you're still at a safe, awkward, distance from each other. You're still strangers after all. You try to tell the Hunter he's working for a Demon, Avarice backs you up, "It's true, you are. Catherine is just a big Centipede Demon who cheated his way to the top." The Vampire doesn't seem bothered by this, he just seems tired. "While that's likely, I'm not exactly in a position to exactly 'overthrow the proletariat'. I appreciate your conspiracy theory, but I just got here a few years ago and I'm not looking to rock the boat." The Hunter settles his things and heads off, "For what it's worth, I won't tell the talking heads about you. It's the least I can do. Be safe out here kid." >>2534093>Actually, bury it in the pit would probably be best.>Roll 13/100>13. >THIRTEEN. You understand the Vampires sentiment, but it doesn't make it any less frustrating. You need an easy, simple, victory to keep you movitated and moving forward. You gather every single piece of organic trash you have laying around the house: bones, gore, bits and pieces, even a little vegetable mash and throw it into the pit, but not before flicking your little miasma shard flake into the deep, dark, hole.. Once that's done: you seal it up with a wooden lid (couple of holes) and let it be. Hopefully the Flake will grow into a larger shard and nothing scary will happen. >>2534060>Lets make a mini baby round boy with the small dark crystal>Roll 50/100>Minimum Requirements met.The day nearing it's end: you grab that one odd Dark Mana Shard you have laying around (that used to belong to one of your Ice Golems) and decide to rebuild the little guy. You make him especially round: the roundest, purest, snowball boy you can possibly make. He's a doll of ice, topped and coated in a layering of pillowy, soft, snow, and once he's animated to life with that miasma flooding his ice crystals, yellow eyes peeping out, he's ready for work. He is a soft and cool boy. >Construct list back to 3 x Golems Accepting new actions.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>2534207Get some nice mittens and warn the crew. Let's try ice enchanting again. To the Lab! Icicle dagger maybe?
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2534207https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc0gYbTNctUWe need to practice our fine control over our undead for the Dance Dance Dead Revolution Competition. It only happens every ten years.
>>2534222You had trips and one job and you didn't post this?!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA
>>2534170>so if there are water stones and dark crystals, are there elemental gems?((Yes, there's mana crystals/gems for every element: Water, Fire, Earth, Dark, Light, etc..Perhaps one day you'll even find a Shooting Star, then anything would be possible.)) >>2534137>>2534108((Indeed, at the moment you can only scavenge for things: basic crap, tools, you have no 'steady' access to the quality equipment & resource you and your lab needs to function at 100% or even do many of the more ambitious things you might want to... If only.. perhaps.. there were some people.. small people, good at digging, who liked you and could help you..Hhmmnn...))
>>2534228awe dammit! Thriller would have been nice. Well what about this one? is it groovy enough?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYnVYJDxu2Q
>>2534207Do we have any way of summoning the Avarice Demon to us? Perhaps having the demon bring money to us when we need to shop?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2534207>>2534230Have the Goblin lead the Goblin skellies into crafting a small burrow on Honey Hill to house some more goblins. We can get them making potions and gear for usbig money no whammy
>>2534243I like that idea. He could even bring us items from home if he wouldn't mind being something of a caddy
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>2534207Invent a spell that serves as bait to uncontrolled undead.>>2534246...Anon did you forget about how horny and drug happy goblins are? How can they only be really useful if you drug them with libido killers?
>>2534252Would also let us stay out longer, since we wouldnt have to come back to bring loot back, the demon could just bring it back
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>2534246no big money, questionable whammy. Copse's economy is in the shitter. we need to fix that to make more money.research economyShouldn't we have Changeling villagers instead of Goblins?
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2534258DO YOU DOUBT THE POWER OF OUR PECKER
>>2534280I am both impressed and disappointed.
>>2534230>If only.. perhaps.. there were some people.. small people, good at digging, who liked you and could help you..Hhmmnndwarves? i don't remember seeing any yet.
>>2534241If we learn to play the violin.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dfZ9BXaNyE
>>2534304fuuuuck.....ok, i admit you have a point in inviting the goblin, but I still want to have some changeling villagers.Can we at least do some research in the future to adjust the aging process for goblins so they age more gracefully?>>2534331dude. dude. this requires indepth research into the machinations of the Dance of The Dead spell. i'm not sure which category of magic it will fall under though.
>>2534379>dude. dude. this requires indepth research into the machinations of the Dance of The Dead spell. i'm not sure which category of magic it will fall under though.And what we can do with our shadow magic for fun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGCsyshUU-A
>>2534400lH90idkF. I think we're digging too deep. This is Necrodancer territory.
>>2534407gl3hmc3Y we are already delving into dark arts best left alone, why not have some Fun with it?
I think we might have distracted SpaghettiOP with our music and silly discussion.
WE MUST DIG DEEPLY AND GREEDILY IF WE ARE TO FIND CANDY
>>2534217>Get some nice mittens and warn the crew. Let's try ice enchanting again. To the Lab! Icicle dagger maybe?>Roll 48/100>High failure, consecutive persistence advantage, +Text Book Advantage.You bundled up, warn your friends ahead of time, and prepare another session of Icey Experiments. This time you're focusing on something a little more 'simpler': conjuring a weapon out of pure ice, nothing fancy, just a dagger or something small. Re-reading Ras' treatise again and again, you start shooting puffs and foofs of snowy icy every which way, but you can't quite make the leap forward- It isn't until you risk it for the brisket: slipping off the mittens and going full kilter do you make a break through.>+New spell+ Frostbrand: "Mancy/Transmutation, Summon from your palms a simple tool made out of pure Ice. This can be used to make any sort of basic tool or weapon: knife, hatchet, sword, even a shovel, but not something like a bow or a gun. These tools will melt if you don't hold them. >>2534246>Have the Goblin lead the Goblin skellies into crafting a small burrow on Honey Hill to house some more goblins. We can get them making potions and gear for us>Roll 15/20>High End Success. The next order of business is to expand the lair once more and begin the digging and construction of a Goblin Burrow! A small one, you figure, not 'too' many Goblins now- just enough to better staff the lair. The Chemist is pleased, "Oh, love, that's real thoughtful: I'd love ta' see more little green boys runnin' about here!" He wants to give your crotch a kiss, that's fine, but then he also wants to devour and choke on it's contents- you shoo him away, work, work!>New Lair Feature: Small Goblin Den, "A small dug out cave or burrow for Goblin Habitation. Surprisingly structurally sound, this little hole can fit over a dozen Goblins comfortably." >>2534258>>2534222>Upgrade your Dance of The Dead >Roll 19/20, Roll 60/100>Similar goal, high action roll, above average research roll. While everybody is preoccupied with the construction of the burrow, you busy yourself with the embarrassing matter of practicing your 'Dance Of The Dead', as much as you dread it- your choreography, stepping, and everything else are something greatly to be desired. You take a few unused bones and head out to the lawn to practice. Things go.. Better. >Spell Upgraded: Parade If The Dead: ""Enchantment/Mancy, playing a set of bones as an improvised musical instrument while dancing: this 'spell' gives the caster an advantage roll over dominating up to 6 Undead. Undead find this dance irresistible and are drawn to join in." Sorry, I had to look up a bunch of Mexican things. >>2534280^ I'm gonna use this But in the mean time we can roll for new Actions now.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2534524>Skeleton Mage research timeUse the flawless dark crystal or harvest from one of the earlier snow golems if we have toGive it a poe coat
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>2534524>+New spell+ FrostbrandProgress. While it's still fresh on the mind let's see if we can keep the momentum up and work on things continuing to not melt after we let go. To the Lab!
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2534524Ask the Avarice Demon about being able to summon them
>>2534554>beats head on desk irl
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2534524We should see about expanding our evil herb garden
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>2534524work on an undead lure spell.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2534524take the day off to chill>>2534558how exactly do you want to go about that? a few letters or the whole name? if he tells us his whole name then we could do anything we want with him, which is not ok for demons.
>>2534568>roll a 9>>2534564>something bad happens to the garden, probably insects or animals>>2534554>forgot to put on Poe outfittoday could have gone better.
>>2534568We aren't a Warlock, so I definitely don't want to get into demon controlling, I'd hate to bite off more than we can chew, but a few letters like with the Butcher would be great. Or maybe even just see if they have any tips for casting seance and having the avarice demon respond?
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>2534524might as well roll for researchSee if we can create a full set of poe clothes (extra heavy extra protective)
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>2534568>>2534280>Roll 13/20>DO YOU DOUBT THE POWER OF OUR PECKER>take the day off to chillYou take a day off to chill out. You've got a lot done and you're proud of yourself, but you're not old enough to just be able to 'take a day off'- especially when your house is full of BOYS. You grab the Goblin out of the garden, "Morning lo- oh. Oh. Yes please." You also barge into the treasure room: Goblin under your arm, tent pitched in your robe, "Oh hey Bos- Wooowww. Yes. Okay." You will need both of them for what you have planned. No one is spared that day. None doubt your power. >>2534558>>2534581>Ask the Avarice about Summoning Him. >14/20While he's still conscious and on the bed line, you briefly tell him that the Butcher gave you her letters- enough to summon her when asked. Would he be interested in something like that? Half lucid, he responds, "While I appreciate the fuck, I don't think we're at that stage in our relationship, Boss." He rolls over, laying ontop of you, "Mostly I just don't want to walk back, but I'll make you something you can use." >New Equipment: Felcloth Purse: "A dark purple fabric woven and strung by red thread that carries it's own temperature. Reaching into this purse allows you to pull money from a Demon's horde- a deeply personal item." He cuddles up to you, "If you overdraw, though, I'll bite your dick." The next week isn't as kind to you.>>2534554>Continue Research and Development into Icy magic.>Roll 2/100>Failure, near perfect failure. The first week your hands and even up to your arm on the shoulder are frozen in a terrible accident and once more you need to be dethawed, healed, the Goblin gets the salve and the medicine out and the Avarice Demon has to heal you up to get you back to work as possible. This time around he seems a little more considerate: he doesn't just 'zap' you, but actively reels his spell in a little.. It still burns, but you don't lose sleep over your ensuing fever. >>2534564>Expand Evil Garden>Roll 3/20Your Goblin is actually responsible for this one. He crawls into your bed, a little dirty, a little sweaty, and sits on your chest while you're still recovering. "So...Promise not to be mad?" You ask him what he did. You promise him you won't be mad. "The Garden ate one of the Goats." You ask him to maybe reword that. He is being literal. The Garden ate one of the Goats. Accepting new Action rolls, maybe prep some spells. Rolling the encounter table publicly. >>2534551I'm so sorry, Anon. We'll get to it before the session ends today I promise you.
>>2534730>He is being literal. The Garden ate one of the Goats.n-no! not Maggy! she was so sweeet!
>>2534730Investigate the Garden.Who knows, maybe we can find some neat predatory plants that we can grow for defenses>I'm so sorry, Anon. We'll get to it before the session ends today I promise you.I mean a 50 isn't my best roll for this even in this thread but it's not a failure at least
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>2534730Ok, we've learned several ways to not make enchanted ice and what and how it can go wrong. Valuable information for when we actually succeed. Determination in the face of failure is a much more noble quality than blind luck on the first try... right?
>>2534760Hopefully it wasn't the pregnant goat. That'd be a real blow to our farm
>>2534771I'd say your obsession with cryomancy is going to get us frozen to death but that is a sexy numberquite literally knowing Spaghetti
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2534761shit forgot my rollMaybe have the Avarice demon come along just in case.
Do we wanna start making moves towards Pug or investigating the Rotwood further? Expand our arsenal and meet some new people
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>2534730Expand the amount of undead we can control.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2534771>69SEXY ICE!>>2534730Get one of the zombies to bring the huge dark crystal chunch and see if it can "heal" you.>>2534790personally I want to collect enough bodies and understanding of ice to make one of these. but imagine the ice and bone on the bottom with the plant on top. that way it could bury itself halfway to keep cool.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>2534730research undead luring. Whether it's through a spell or some kind of materials. I want bait goddamn it.>>2534790I don't wanna go to the Rotwood without undead bait(so that way we can escape from undead in relative safety).I will be up towards investigating the swamps around Pug or going to that volcano region.
>>2534805youre thinking endgame. I admire your vision but we may be rushing into research a little headstrongmaybe with a skeleton mage that "lives and breaths" ice magic we'll be able to progress even further!
>>2534805Are we gonna be able to just keep researching? I think we're getting pretty close to our cap for now, we need to get out there and stretch our magic to get stronger
>>2534841Its the rainy season. Meaning the lack of sun will result in undead and other monsters being particularly active. Trolls, for instance, would be a lot more active.
>>2534782We're are a necromancer, obsessively pursuing dangerous magic is just part of the job. And I've gotten us much closer to death with success than failures so far (e.i. the wickerman).
>>2534851Yeah if the rainy season is still going by next action (or thread if its ending soon) I'd vote we go out with our gnolls on a hunt for wandering undead and other unique critters like trolls or whatever else might be out
>>2534868I fully agree
>>2534730>>2534761>>2534787>roll 13/20>Investigate the Garden.>Fortuitous Supernatural Results. The Goblin holds your hand and he leads you and the Avarice Demon outside to the Garden. It's still raining out and you're still a little under the weather yourself, so you're not really in the mood for this. Your Goblin points it out, "There, that bushy cunt!" There is a small Venus Fly Trap, maybe 2-3 ft or so tall with one recently grown bright green head. The Fly Trap has clenched it's mouth around the head of one of your Goats, who's still alive; held in place, bleating, and agitated, but alive. The Avarice Demon places his hand on your chest and walks forward, "This is ridiculous, here boss, let me handle this." He walks over and cuts the goat free with his claw before barking at the Goblin to root up the plant. The plant wiggles, squirms, spasms, frightening the Goblin away- Avarice rolls his eyes and uproots it himself. "It's a plant. You work with plants everyday." You shuffle back inside. It's raining, you want to go back to bed, and this is dumb. Inc second post.
>>2534900I was kinda hoping to keep it but raising carnivorous plants without a proper greenhouse might be beyond us right now
>>2534900Hehehe. I don't know why but I find this whole series of events quite funny.
>>2534917Maybe the demon was just sticking it in a pot so it couldn't grow out of control?
>>2534917Not really. If it has something to digest it won't be hostile. As for feeding it literally all we have to do is throw some seed or fruit around it. The prey will come to in.Not to mention it will also protect our garden from vermin like fucking rabbits or birds.
>>2534972I know we're not druids or elementalists but just had an idea for an earth golem that has a couple of these or other weaponized plants growing out of it and using it as something like an upgraded scarecrow against pests/intruders
>>2534992We do know a botanomancer, but they are currently working for Catherine.
>>2534992I actually suspect life magic quite close to necromancy due to the polarity of life and death. Its just the other side of the coin and shouldn't be beyond our reach.
>>2534917We can probably leave that up to our Gobby. Or sell it.>>2534972Its actually a danger to our farm animals. a green house or a fence my keep "farm animal mauling" to a minimum.>>2534992earth is not our domain. perhaps we should find someone.>>2535039we should stick to necromancy.>>2534900what happened to our pie trap and the minions we sent out with the farming tools?
>>2535039That's crazy talk. It's not like the QM charted out the different spheres of magic and the schools with-in them...On a serious note this has been discussed but Spaghetti has said doing so would "dilute" our powers and it would be better to delegate such things to socialized minions.
>>2535063>what happened to our pie trap and the minions we sent out with the farming tools?last time it took a turn or two for the gobbos to come back with the vampire hunter. Probably back soon
>>2534815>research undead luring. Whether it's through a spell or some kind of materials. I want bait goddamn it.>Roll 71/100>Above Average Success. It's a little later in the day before you feel better enough to work, but you're scared off of Ice Magic for the time being and aren't interested in doing anything like that for a bit longer, so you fiddle around with what you already have down in the labratory and around the house. A small breakthrough is made, but nothing fancy. >New Craftable Item: Dead Bait: "A bit of flesh on the bone, wrapped in cloth that's been soaked in blood. It's been rotted using necromancy producing a unique miasmatic smell that Undead can't resist. " >>2534771>>2534805>>2534782>research and develop the Ice.>Roll 69/100>SEXY~!!! It isn't until the start of the next week do you eventually feel brave enough to experiment with Ice once more. You shuffle back into your laboratory, sit down with Ra's Treatise, and get to work on a brand new Ice Spell. Determination and all that wot naught. You get out your ritual parchments, draw a few circles, just dick around- summoning, snow, making little clouds, trying to see whatever would work. The room becomes colder and colder and you make a breakthrough- icles beginning to form in the corner. >New Spell: Summon: Chione: "Summon a Chione. Chione are species of Snow Nymph: spiritual or paranormal beings associated with icy environmental conditions not typically found in your world. This summon can be given psychic and vocal commands, but since they are a summon will keeter back to their native reality once you're done with them. " The Snow Nymph 'pfoopfs' into your lab in a cloud of snowy powder: wearing a shortrobe with a split to show of their thighs and legs. Their hair is made of snow, their body is a cold 'blue' white complexion, and their nails and eyelashes are ice. They seem.. Surprised, but not annoyed, and they greet you politely. 'Oh, uh, Hello sir." You get the feeling in a Tropical world like this they must not get many summons. >>2535063Damn it Anon you're right. Accepting new actions: d100's for scavenging party loot AND pie loot. You might also want to interact with your new snow-friend.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>2535076it's been a week or something. they should be back by now. unless they have been destroyed or they found something big.>>2535086oh. LOOT!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2535086Is that one loot roll or two? Also rolling to contain kucklebone(r) while she's in our lap.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2535086>Dead BaitWho would have thought the solution would be so simple.>'Oh, uh, Hello sir." You get the feeling in a Tropical world like this they must not get many summons. Teach me how to use my primal ice magic please?
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>2535086Let's hope we got some good corpses. I really wnat to study reanimating human-sized undeadSkelly mage when?Also, introduce ourselves to her, try not to spill knucklebones too hard
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>2535086other loot roll. fuck I should have rolled 2d100 to begin with.
Rolled 15, 99 = 114 (2d100)>>2535102Might as well make my loot roll(s?).
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2535086>>2535109>>2535112Supporting!!
>>2535129>99Holy shit. I know exactly what I can use for THAT.
Rolled 30, 21 = 51 (2d100)>>2535086roll for loots
>>2535133we spilled our emergency jar of knuckle bones off the counter.
>>2535129>>2535146Have I redeemed myself for nearly freezing our arms off... twice... yet?
>>2535149Sometimes you just roll like trash, nothing to do but sit and hope
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2535086Dig out some rooms. One of which is to contain a small pit filled with money in order to evolve the Avarice demon. I want to fill another one with mushrooms.
>>2535102>>2535109>>2535133>Introduce Ourselves>Roll 6, 15, 4>An effort is made.The Chiode begins introducing themselves, "Hello sir, it is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I'm happy to be of service to such a foreign mas-" You're distracted by how thick they are, all those curves, them snowy, Nymph 'peeks'.You ask them to sit in your lap. "O-oh! U-uh.. Are you sure? I-is that why you called me??" You don't want to correct yourself as the little head wants this. "I..As you wish, sir." The Nymph is very soft and plump. You cuddle right into them even though they're taller than you. "A-ah, Master!" They're only a little cold- you're used to far worse, the Nymph shivers- they don't seem to be used to physical contact, let alone with someone who's so warm. It has all been worth it. Meanwhile.. >>2535115>>2535112>>2535091>48, 53, 68, 99. >Common, Common, Uncommon, UNSPEAKABLY RARE. Your motley crew of Undead return back and begin showing and spreading out the loot for the Avarice Demon to go through. The Gnolls have really pulled their weight, they make far better workers than they skeletons do, it's a shame Gnolls only seem to be useful as corpses. >Several intact Human Bodies and Skeletons. Your 'research' supplies have been replenished.>1 Gnoll Body. A pleasant surprise. >+New Quest Item+: Phylactery Machine Part 1/3 "This strange piece of machinery offers no clues to it's origins or context beyond the horrible undead aura it gives off and the name "Eldin" engraved upon the side, just above a serial number." Accepting new Rolls. >>2534917>>2534972((This is perfectly viable, btw. If you do want to do that. Gobby is a coward tho, just warning you. ))
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2535265While it's tempting, I think our time is better spent going out and doing a bit of recon while it's still rainy to see what we can turn up.Maybe some aerial scouting on our cloud with our rothide sniper(just waiting for support for that skeleton mage, don't want to be That Guy in the thread always pushing my agenda)
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>2535265Let's investigate that machine. Rolling.I suspect we might find the other parts of it in the other three mass graves>>2535291I support skeleton magery
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2535291We got an extra gnoll now, can we try to use that? or are gnolls completely off the table for magic casting?
>>2535265We should build a green house, if we have the material. It shall be built by our undead at night where they can freely work.>>2535291would it be safe to bring our rot knoll? we'd have to go out at night- and I forgot we have sense undead.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2535291Hey, wouldn't be worse than my persistence in trying to enchant ice.>>2535265Can we also get to know our snowy friend as a person?
>>2535310>>2535291>4 and 6obviously we cant
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2535265Order the skeletons and golems to dig more rooms out.Order the goblin to go visit nearby goblin settlements for 'talent'. Aka magic users and those with useful skills that isn't sex related. Give him an escort of zombie gnolls to serve as guards and tell them to feel free to loot shit on the way.Meanwhile us and the demon will feed the predator plants and transplant them on the edge of the garden. To better protect the other plants. Basically, do gardenwork plant stuff, move around, ect.>>2535291Do you want to get hit by lightning?Beyond that push it and roll anon. Just keep trying.>>2535310I wanna try to make an upgraded gnoll zombie but I'm not sure how to go about it. Since they are the best candidates for zombie making.
>>2535310for skeleton mages? I was just planning on using one of the human skeletons
>>2535323Maybe we should try using the gnoll first, to get the magic portion undercontrol, then try a human? or is that being too safe
We also can't forget to check on our Pit experiment with the miasma shard.Spaghetti spooked me with that
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>2535265alright, rolling for skeleton magesMaybe our new icey friend might be able to help if we're planning on teaching it how to cast Ice Spells
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2535265its been a while. Lets check on the rot hole.
>>2535337I knew we should have iced the walls on it first before use.>>2535310Seriously though. I think I have better lead on undead Control Nodes then upgrading bloody zombies. Best I got is alchemical vats to soak corpses and gore in.
>>2535341well alright then
>>2535322>You gather every single piece of organic trash you have laying around the house: bones, gore, bits and pieces, even a little vegetable mash and throw it into the pit, but not before flicking your little miasma shard flake into the deep, dark, hole.. Once that's done: you seal it up with a wooden lid (couple of holes) and let it be. >Hopefully the Flake will grow into a larger shard and nothing scary will happen.>I rolled a 4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tVgIOa-S_MHaha I'm kidding! This would be a very unlikely outcome due to how small the shard was (unless it grew and the darkness improved its growth.)
It's almost as if I want something to happen.
>>2535291>I think our time is better spent going out and doing a bit of recon while it's still rainy to see what we can turn up.>Roll 4/20You can't spend all day cuddling with your new friend, you've got work to do and you'd like to do it outside and away from the laboratory. Except it's raining far too hard. It seems it really picked up later in the day, just after the Minions came home. It would be extremely dangerous to go aerial scounting in these conditions: lightning, trolls, undead, who knows what else. So you don't. >>2535303>Let's investigate that machine. Rolling.>Roll 43/100Instead, you head over to see what the Corpses have brought back: bodies, skeletons, good good, you're surprised and happy about another Gnoll body- they're super useful. What the Hell is that. The Avarice Demon hasn't even touched it, it's still out on the lawn, but you can sense it from inside the house. You do not normally believe in an 'objective' definition of Evil, but looking out at that object, that well of darkness, how Avarice, the Nymph, even the Goblin are all made uncomfortable by it's mere presence. You start to think maybe Evil does exist. You pick it up. It doesn't hurt, far from it, you're overwhelmed by how.. 'spiritually' powerful it is, how it overwhelms and intoxicates you despite being some vague hunk of machine. You seal it inside a Box and cast the strongest Protection from Good & Evil that you can muster. It'll have to do for now. >>2535322>I picked ONE.>Gardening!>Roll 19/20 >Near perfect success.The day clears out a little to a dull trickle, you figure this is as best as it's going to get and with the Goblin and a few straw coats you head out to get some gardening done. You replant, regrow, drain, and manage the herb garden- you also collect samples and cutting from the carnivorous plant, getting your Goblin to replant it around and in key positions by the Garden so it'll protect the space from pests. He whines a little, but he does it. You spend the rest of the afternoon getting to know your Snow Nymph. You call her out again, just as formal as ever, 'Hello again, my master. W-would you like to use my body again?" No, no, no- no, maybe. No. You'd just like to talk. This time.She seems far less embarrassed and the two of you have a pleasant. She tells you she's from the moon! How interesting! You head to bed early though, you've got big plans for tommorow..>>2535341>We're doing it finally.
>>2535480>We're doing it finally.
>>2535341>alright, rolling for skeleton mages>roll 94/100>Complete success, but at this point you outta just have it.It's a new day. You're as fresh as a daisy. Fresh as those Fly-Traps you planted out to guard the lawn from pests. You've got a plan today and it involves creating your first ~magical assistant~ and nothing is going to stop you this time. Nothing. You toss that slutty Goblin off of you- throwing him back into bed. No time for cuddles. You flip off the Avarice Demon. You retract that, he's made you something to eat. You apologize to Avarice. You storm down into the basement: your books are gathered, circle is refurbished and redrawn, you fetch your extra poe coat, make a staff for it using a femur bone, and start assembling the Human Skeleton piece by piece. You call out your Snow Golems and pluck out their polished miasma shards- not the round snow boy. He will live. Without their shards they flop down into a lifeless pile of ice and snow. A necessary sacrifice. The Gems are placed into the eye sockets of the skeleton and it is ready for reanimation.>++New Undead Unit: Animate Skeleton Mage "Create Undead, animate a skeleton capable of casting Necromancy! Skeletal mages require two miasma shards in their eye sockets- this expense is the only way they may cast magic, but it also allows them to follow more complex orders." >Undead Unit 8/8 controlled. Limit reached. No more- the mental strain is too much.The Skeleton Mage is finally complete. It can memorize THREE spells. No more. Accepting new Actions. We're nearing our end for the day- only a few turns left.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2535551Order the goblin to visit goblin settlements in search of talent. Give him an escort of zombie gnolls for protection and let them loot while they are at it. Make it clear that only those with talent see magical ability or skills that DO NOT involve sex are to be accepted.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2535551Tentatively try to Séance the Monk to ask about our burgeoning Psychic abilities and maybe try to see if one of our house guests would be down for some kinky psychic three-way action. Maybe our Nymph? If not I'm sure the Goblin would be unlikely to turn it down.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2535551Nice niceGonna support >>2535585 for recruiting a few gobbos to live with us as labor and such
>>2535551So question about the snow nymph, is she a permanent resident with us now like the Avarice demon?If so we should probably dig her out her own room she can keep chilled to her comfort.
>>2535588>Tentatively try to Séance the Monk to ask about our burgeoning Psychic abilities and maybe try to see if one of our house guests would be down for some kinky psychic three-way action. Maybe our Nymph? If not I'm sure the Goblin would be unlikely to turn it down.>Roll 17/20>Exactly as planned. High end success.You're having a pretty okay day.. You.. You decide to do something new. A quick Séance is held and you get the Monk on the line, they're.. concerned, "I felt that outburst a few weeks ago, are you okay? You feel so strong right now- Oh.. Ohhhh~" They begin to giggle a little excited, they know what you want, you can't hide your feelings and there's no lying in telepathy. "Yes, yes, we can try that. Yes please." It starts out with the Goblin, but there's.. Problems, so you borrow the Avarice Demon.... After they've warmed up they want to try the Goblin once more. Still too big. When you're both tuckered out you eventually ask the Monk about your developing Psychic Abilities. "You're getting stronger, way stronger. I can feel your presence just by thinking about you now~" >>2535585>>2535590>Send the Gobby out to get more Gobbers. >10, 6, that 17 carries over. With fun and games out of the way and as soon as your Goblin's contents, er, 'settle', you ask him a favor. You ask him if he'll head back out and see if he can't gather some more Goblins to expand the work force. Skilled Goblins This isn't a harem. He.. Understands. "Right, right, love. I understand. You can count on me. STEM Goblins, not SPERM Goblins. Gotcha. Beaut. " You bundle him up in a straw coat, give him a little kiss on the forehead that degenerates into something more his speed, then lend him a Dark Cumulus to speed away.. Low to the ground, though. It would be horrible to lose him to lightning. He'll be back next session. >>2535607>So question about the snow nymph, is she a permanent resident with us now like the Avarice demon?>Conversation freebie. You ask the Nymph about her particulars: living situation, how this works, if they two of you are in some sort of pact. "That's very kind of you to worry, Master, but you've no need to worry about my living arrangements. You summoning me is temporary- taking only mere moments. I have plenty of time to myself and a much nic- Oh, oh." They begin apologize profusely. They did not mean to offend you. Yooouuu, what did she mean by that? The Nymph -under pressure- reveals she has an apartment all to herself back on the moon. "Your house is very nice, Master! Honest! It is a very lovely little, ah, rural home! It is cute!" Accepting new Actions. 1, maybe 2 more. Roll deep.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2535718Gather the skeleton crew (and zombies) and go on another salvage mission to Hemlock Ruins. I doubt we've picked it clean yet.
>>2535718I actually kinda want to stop by and check in the Bee women. I know some of them come by occasionally to help with the garden and apiary but we haven't visited them in so long and Queenie was a good friend.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2535718When night comes let's go beat up some wandering undead for research supplies.It's as simple as using another of mage hand to break their necks.
>>2535773That's where the Scylla Church was right?Might be able to run into the Priest or even the Frogs since its the rainy season
>>2535798There is a Church there but it's abandoned like the rest of the town. The Priest is up at the town of En.
>>2535718If we lent our gobby a cloud, will it stay with him so long as we don't summon another, or will it eventually disappear? I ask because I want to cast another cloud to travel to the trolls cave.
>>2535797We just got a decent amount of corpses from our gnolls when they went and got the Necrotic Engine and the extra Gnoll corpse so we're probably good for right nowalso I forgot my roll >>2535778 and wonder if it can meld into >>2535773 since the Hive is sorta on the way but we'd have to hoof it so we don't cause our Goblin to fall off it
>>2535798>>2535809Map in question.>>2529060
>>2535812>If we lent our gobby a cloud, will it stay with him so long as we don't summon another, or will it eventually disappear? I ask because I want to cast another cloud to travel to the trolls cave.One at a time. Probably be best to pick something closer to home since we'll be hoofin' it.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2535718changing my vote to visiting the bee women. it's been a while.
>>2535809right right, it was an old abandoned Scylla church, where we got the first mana crystals after fighting our first Creeps and recovered that bronze wreath for the boy.For some reason I thought he had been fixing it up and that was where the frogs were
>>2535839>mana crystalsDark crystals made of miasma, important difference.
>>2535832party time at the Hive I guess>>2535831>One at a timeI have visions of creating Skeleton Mage piloted Cloud Taxis
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2535797I'll back this. We might get lucky and find something interesting.
>>2535844semantics really.Miasma being corrupted or Dark Mana, unless Spaghetti corrects meToo much Mana causes a world to turn Red not sure what too much Miasma corruption could do to a planet though
>>2535773we did pick it clean>>2535798frog men could possible be there, but I think they prefer their rivers. they moist boys.>>2535839it was an abandoned Changeling settlement with a Scylla church, yes.>>2535846they missed us>>2535852remember. it's gotta be local so our friend doesn't get stranded.Can someone remind me of the difference between the ice and snow golems? and can we check on the pit to see if there are any creep?
>>2535859>we did pick it cleanIt was a pretty large settlement and the first trip there we only spent a few hours there. Second trip was interrupted by the saving the peons. It's pretty far from Pug so I don't think that many salvage parties would head out there and the Dopples avoid the place in general.
>>2535859>>2535873Maybe some creeps respawned and we could harvest them for their Crystals
>>2535832>>2535778>>2535773>17, 20/20>Visit the Hive!The rainy season still lingers, storm clouds over head, the sun hidden away almost as if it were sleeping through the season. You miss Mo- er, you miss the Bees. You haven't seen the Bees since you brewed up a whole mess of Pumpkin spiced alcohol and shared it with them, but that was WEEKS ago and you miss them. You gather a few things: some snacks, some herbs, some flowers, and head out on foot in your robes and little straw cover. You haven't actually seen any Bee Women since the rains started. They're all in Honey Hill, seems they've been busy, as, well, Bees! The daughters have been making massive expansions to the hive: digging out burrows with stone tools or by hand, laying down foundation, spooling and spitting wax to reinforce and so forth. This is all rather impressive, this place is becoming larger than En. You knew the Bee women were hard workers, but their industriousness is quite admirable. You're welcomed in by the Bee Women, they take your coat, but the Queen is nowhere to be seen- they're quick, though, to guide you to her in her chambers. She's laying there, holding herself, dozens of Bee Women coming in and out- seeing to her needs. Bee Mom is looking far more curvy and ah.. 'swollen' and.. well, 'puffy' in, ah, some particular places. "Oh, comme c'est embarrassant, mon cher petit scarabée me voit dans un tel état. Je dois être un tel gâchis .." She's.. Pregnant? No. She's with eggs? Eggies? You know nothing of Bee Women Reproduction, but she seems to be doing well if a little larger than usual- you give her your gifts and sit with her, she seems very pleased. "Mon petit scarabée, toujours aussi gentil." You bashfully ask her if there's.. A father involved somewhere in this, she laughs, linking her arm with yours and seems to assure you in a calm tone, "Oh, non, non, c'est tout moi. Il n'y a pas encore d'homme dans ma vie." That's.. a relief? You think? Either way, you don't really do anything exciting: you share a meal with her, you talk to her and keep her company. This isn't your greatest adventure, but this is making you happy in a way Necromancy and Magic typically doesn't... Also Bee Mom is SUPER soft while she's like this. I'll accept one more action. Roll big. Make it count! Do something NICE!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2535928See if we can get Bee Mom's hive better tools. Metal ones are a lot better than stone ones.
>>2535928question about our Skeleton mage and his spell slotsCan they change out his spells if we want them to or are they locked the same three spells forever upon creation?
>>2535975>Can they change out his spells if we want them to or are they locked the same three spells forever upon creation?You can change his spells, but he'll never have more than 3.
>>2535981In that case I'd like to set him up while we're not at home to start making the alcohol since we can prep him with RotIf we end up with enough surplus we might be able to start trading to Pug, En, and the Commune
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2535928How exactly do our undead minions enter and leave our circle of pumpkin and sunflowers? If I didn't have to worry about this, I'd tell them to go gather more undead materials.Hey. I know what spells the Skelly mage should know:Dark Cumulus for fast group transportFrost Armor against toguh guysSummon: Will O' Wisp because they're plentiful and its an easy spell.I want the Skeleton mage to be in charge, air lift the other seven undead minions over the ring of sunflowers and go on more undead raids.
>>2535989I figure we had a large enough gate for them to get through and stationed our scarecrow guard there
>>2535988but isn't the local economy terrible? what if we start exporting out of the region instead?
>>2535994There is that gnome caravan that travels around, maybe we could talk to them about exporting if we run into them
>>2535998that is exactly what we should do later.
>>2535928ask Bee mom the queen how shes been. we've recently got a new carnivorous plant, somehow. We were also thinking of making some deal with the traveling gnomes.should we cast Protection from Good & Evil on ourself whenever we're in towns so we don't pollute the place?
>>2535989>>2535988>Roll 12/20>Economy and Necromancy >Necronomy. While you're lounging with Bee Mom it's extremely easy to lay back, rest, and calm your thoughts- extending the length of your telepathic commands and allowing you accessing to fiddle around with your minions. The Queen naps on you while you do so, being pregnant is quite tiring. You find you can mediate some very small amount of control to the Skeletal Mage and in doing so extend your "broadcasting" range due to the creations especially super-natural, supernatural nature:>+Amount of Undead controlled increased by 2 for each Skeletal Mage/Undead Caster you control.+From there, you give out a few simple commands, write in his prepped spell list, and begin working on a few things at home. >>2535969>See if we can get Bee Mom's hive better tools.>Roll 6/20Most of your minions are busy and Avarice is a bit of a Neet, but you somehow still manage to micromanage enough assistance between your golems, demon, and nymph summon to deliver a care package of excess metal tools you had lying about. It takes.. a couple hours to do, but they eventually arrive and you can stop acting constipated. Bee Mom is happy. "Mon petit scarabée est un gentil garçon, il veille toujours sur moi et sur les filles. Il est trop bon pour une vieille femme comme moi." She seems to have made herself a little sad with that last comment and hugs onto you- she's maybe a few heads taller than the Gobbo, but still a convenient cuddling size. Holding onto her, you just talk. Just talk, nothing crazy. You ask her how she's doing, you tell her about those carnivorous plants you found. "We c'ud 'elp 'ou with that 'ou know. we'ar always 'eppy' to 'elp. " You're beginning to finally pick up a little bit of the language, but it's still very rough. This turns into a bit of a discussion, but you vaguely come to learn the Bee Women can and do grow all sorts of things if they so desired to and they could get a hold of the Gnomes for you; "Nous n'avons aucune utilité pour l'argent ici, donc nous n'avions aucune utilité pour ces petits hommes. Mais, si ça te rendra heureux, Maman pourrait voir." Bee Mom then goes back to holding and laying onto you- the other Bee Women can't sleep with her in this state, so she's been quite lonely.
>>2536075uh, I'm getting a little worried with how often she keeps calling herself old while acting depressed and tired...please don't kill Bee Mom
>>2536082>try not to cry>cry a lot>consider how she would feel if we made her undead>probably wouldn't like it
>>2536082Seconding. Don't take Bee Mom away from us, there is no telling what we'd do...
>>2536075Aaahhhlrighty, with that I think we'll call it for this week. The thread is archived, so go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=caster%20quest It'll make me happy.My tumbls is here if you've got an ask or a request: http://spaghettiart.tumblr.com/ I think I'd like to draw something about Vampires this week.I'd like to thank everybody who came and stuck around, everybody who popped in on the middle, and everybody inbetween who still stayed while I started to get tired and dip a little! I'll be.. 'around', lurking, I wana eat, etc.. But either way I'll hopefully see you guys next weekend! Same Friday, same Saturday, 3pm west coast time! >>2536082She's just middle age and pregnant, don't be fear mongering!! She's in her Bee Woman early 40's (23'ish Human years) and got plenty of time left in her!! I mean. at least 10, 20 more years.
>>2536092I'm just paranoid and remember some of the drama from the Cyclops and Homounculus civs hehTHanks for running friendo, fun as alwaysI'm happy we managed to make our Skeleton Mage finally.
>>2536092should we be worried about the hole?
>>2536109Which one? There are many holes we've dealt with in this quest.
>>2536092So I take it the memory "gaps" when we tried to explain to the Avarice Demon what happened when we learned Mind Blast were around that voice? Do we at least know we learned a new Psychic Spell?
>>2536114the one that was dug deep by our undead minions.
>>2536124I know, I was joking about all the "action" our character has see.
>>2536122>Do we at least know we learned a new Psychic Spell?Yes, you know and are aware of all your Psychic Abilities even if you don't necessarily know about or understand them. Hypothetically speaking: if you're ever deprived of your spell books- you'd still be able to 'prepare' them like you would normally a long with a few spells you've just used too much to ever forget. (like Ghost Hand. Ghost Hand has quietly become your signature spell.)
>>2536109>should we be worried about the hole?Probably not.It should be deep enough.
>>2536134>(like Ghost Hand. Ghost Hand has quietly become your signature spell.)Force projection is so damn useful, of course we've spammed it and basically burned it into our memories.
>>2536140Should we worry about what ever is in there when we finally take a peak?
>>2536134>>2536142>be at higher levels>devote nearly all spell slots to Ghost Hand>pic related
>>2536163why haven't we done this yet?>Ghost Hand: “Mancy, extend out your own spirit, allowing you to manipulate objects from a safe distance without physically touching them. Also allows physical interaction with ethereal beings/ghosts.”That's almost like a stand. We're our own stand!
>>2536163>>2536169>>2536142I can neither confirm nor deny that maybe Ghost Hand when evolved and developed does in fact turn into a spell that perhaps has some coincidental similarities to the anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and their aforementioned stands. This is already starting to show up, but many spells have more advanced or 'evolved' forms of themselves. Stronger, more complex, and refined. Especially Mancy which behave pretty much like Avatar the last airbender 'bending', but I obviously couldn't call it bending.
>>2536163>>2536169Does no one but remember actually doing that to the first Poe and it's wisp minions we encountered way back on the farm that had the ant problem? Because we totally did that. Well actually we combined a bunch of Ghost Hands into one giant fist to smash the Poe but close enough.
Time to update the list anons so feel free to point stuff out.>>Attach jacko lanterns to headless zombies then attempt to reanimate(poes are somehow involved)>>Attach haunted Skulls to headless zombies and skeletons>>Experiment with ice magic and see what happens if we concentrate it enough>>See what happens if we cultivate natural miasma among materials to see what would naturally arise>>Determine the lengths of inherent 'muscle memory' of undead lets see how far it goes>>See what happens if we attempt to animate leather, bits of bone, flesh, and sinew>Create vats of special alchemy solutions to store corpses and imbue them with special properties>>Experiment with flora/fauna that can coexist with undead and miasma>>Use disease magic to keep our plants/animals safe>>Experiment with disease magic to create our own plagues>Attempt to upgrade preexisting spells>Create demonic pools to evolve demons>Recruit minions with differing skill sets and magic>Create more officer undead to increase command cap>Upgrade our dungeon>Acquire steady material and equipment/supply sources>Combine ice and undeadFeel free to add more stuff to the list.
>>2536325>Attach jacko lanterns to headless zombies then attempt to reanimate(poes are somehow involved)Didn't we try that? I vaguely remember the results, be it with a regular pumpkin, a wisp Lantern, a skeleton body or a zombie body.One result ended with the undead that fought back? I think it was a jack o lanterns smelly) that created a powerful poe after the death of its vessel. Others were when the pumpkin heads rotting.>Attach haunted Skulls to headless zombies and skeletonsWouldn't that make sort of typical undead minions?>See what happens if we attempt to animate leather, bits of bone, flesh, and Really it sounds like it like it would be any other undead. Except unable to support its own weight....that is unless it floats as though it was being worn by some invisible figure....or miasma flows opening through the armor....still it doesn't quite fit the necromancy thing.>Create demonic pools to evolve demonsThat sounds very unwise>Feel free to add more stuff to the listMake an army of small round boys but figure out how to give them a little intelligence
Hold a fucking moment now. We are a primordial caster of the frost....and we haven't made any ice cream yet? What the fuck? We should try making some ice cream with goats milk and bee women honey. I bet mom would like that.
>>2537540I wasn't the one who made the list anon I just compiled a list of all the stuff anons wanted to do.The key somehow involves using Poes over wisps but it needs more research. That's the only big hint we have so far.The use of haunted skulls I think might have been an attempt to upgrade undead minions and reuse the headless corpses.It relates to creating necromantic objects more than weird minions.The use of Demonic pools is the only way to actually upgrade demon minions. They gotta soak in the stuff relating to their vice. So think a pool of money for the Avarice Demon to soak in and evolve into something stronger.>>2537765We made booze. But yeah the creation of ice cream and fermented foods are lacking.
>>2538227Kefir, Sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, yogurt, milk to cheese. I especially want the cheese. What if we can make a special kind of cheese from bee women vomit?
>>2536185we we can successfully make delicious ice cream from goats milk and other junk, could we use a duo of skeleton mages to Dark Cumulus the merch out of the region to sell?
Giant undead armadillos just rolling around making roadkill of anything that doesn't get out of their way
>>2542786>not a giant round boy golemDo you remember if those two amazon friends we made cleared out that trolls cave? If there is a whole lot of dead things there, we should totally take them, less they reanimate and cause havoc.
>>2539570>could we use a duo of skeleton mages to Dark Cumulus the merch out of the region to sell?>Spooky Skeleton on an evil cloud flying around trying to sell people Ice Cream.Somehow I don't think people would be too enthused about that, not to bully or discourage brain storming ideas.
>>2542909No no I'm glad you pointed that out to me. To avoid people seeing the spooky cloud they can travel by night, but traveling during the day (inside a wagon with a heavy canvas roof) would be tricky. The 'why would it be tricky' is figuring out where are we going to find a wagon for the skeletons and ice cream to hide in until nightfall, and and if it would be nessasary to have some creature or Construct pull said wagon. Let me think.I think -if any other Anon would be interested in the idea come Friday- we would need:>a Large Wagon>A gobby to act as the face and leader>the two skelly nerds>possibly a real horse trained to be comfortable around necromancy>>Between the two they should know:>Rot and/or Preserve to preserve the food>Protection from Good & Evil to hide from paladins and clerics>Frost Breath to keep the food from melting>Dark Cumulus to obvious trasport>Séance to keep in contact>Ghost Hand because it's versatile
>>2542909Actually the protect from Good and evil spell might hide it enough from the horses, but they will got ornery if they're flying on a cloud.What if we made an ice boy with enough dark crystals to overcome the melting heat of sunlight on place of a pair of horses to pull the wagon?
>>2543031We should extended-borrow one of the Chalet's flying carriages
>>2543041Eh. I know we don't like the centipede demon, but I don't want to make an enemy of the vampire community. Then again, I don't see why they would need any gold or other junk.But their transport is pretty swagger.
>>2543041Wait but we cant keep the skeletal horses, riders anecpossibly not the wisp lanterns.