Finally after two years in the service of the Dark Queen Quintis you have finally been promoted, no more marching through filthy peasant villages administering the Queen's justice, this is your chance to rise through the ranks of her Majesty's armies and become one of her generals, or so you thought.When we last left Baldr, he had made it across the river with the point squads and was waiting for the rest of the train to cross.>2 SuccessesFollowing the path the old man was taking, you notice movement in the bushes and shrub trees within the copse of trees. Pointing to the forest you shout “Heavies shield wall, hit the dirt.”The heavies instantly close ranks and face their shields where you were pointing. Crossbowmen who could slid in behind the heavies, while others dove off the bank and into the water.Moments later the air fills with arrows and bolts, crouching behind the shield wall you wait for the impacts.Baldr Blooddragon:Equipment:>Full Plate Armor>Halberd>Short sword>Holy Blade[Dormant]>Coin of Fate (re-roll 1 die with a coin flip [1=crit fail 2=crit success])>Helmet of Clear Vision (+2 on perception checks)>1 energy potionTool Kits:>blacksmith mundane tool kit >carpenter mundane tool kit >Stone carver mundane tool kit >alchemists kit>337 Gold [97 in coin]Books:>Herbalism PrimerPerks:>Bush Wacker: Easier to spot and set ambushes>Elf War Veteran: +2 to your defense against non-magical ranged attacks and +2 to both your attack and defense.>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Mid+Boss+Quest
Rolled 12, 16, 1 = 29 (3d20)>>2661363
That cocksucker of a bargeman is going to die a slow death.
>>2661382>0 SuccessesThe shafts skid and bounce of shields, helms and armor plates as the heavies stand against the deadly rain. Then just as quickly as it had started, the rain of projectiles ceases. A quick glance around reveals that none of the enemies shots had landed, leaving your squads intact.>Order the heavies forward you have to flush them out of those woods.>Have the crossbowmen return fire into the trees>[Write In]
>>2661411>BothFire, then advance. Small unit tactics 101.
>>2661411FUCKING ELVES ;^) hehAlright Let's do this! >>2661419Both!
>>2661411Fuckin Both! The heavies need covering fire to close in.
>>2661419Have the crossbows hang back and reload after the heavies move in, they may need to cover a retreat if there's a whole bunch of them in there.
>>2661411>>2661419>>2661431>>2661445“Crossbows FIRE,” you shout.Monroe is the first to pull himself and his men together. Setting up quickly, they loose bolts into the trees.“Heavies CHARGE.” You scream as the thwack and whistle of crossbow strings and their bolts fill the air.>Roll me some d20s to see how good a shot your crossbows are.>Do you wish to accompany the heavies into the trees?
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2661498>inb4 they find a whole league of Elite BattersNo, somebody's going to have to stay back and protect the Crossbowmen.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2661498
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2661498
>>2661503Fuck that, we aren't an armchair generalCharge
>>2661520>And that's when the second strike force pops in behind us and butchers our support.GG no re
>>2661534Are they frog people? Because we have our backs to a fucking river.If its that important to you leave someone else. We are an NCO, and a heavy infantryman at that, not a staff officer. We advance with our men.
>>2661543>Are they frog people? Because we have our backs to a fucking river.Thank you Anon. Now I'm thinking that they got Not-Fantasy Green Berets/Navy Seals, Ontop of our Not-Vietnam War veteran shtick.
>>2661503>>2661520vote closing in 20 minutes. I will flip a d2 unless this tie is broken
>>2661562Also, I'd like to add that our crossbowmen can take care of themselves in a fight (which is unlikely to happen), and it makes no sense to take a good halbadier (us) out of the fight.And we can't command our troops in the woods effectively sitting on our ass
>>2661568Do they even have a basic Short Sword and Buckler as secondary weapons?
>>2661578The crossbowmen are equipped with short swords
>>2661582Ah ok, Then I'm changing my vote to charge then. Mostly because I'm hoping that backup will either get here in time or that I'm wrong with the extra enemy forces.Are the other Sergeants on the other side of the river?
>>2661498Voting for charge too.
>>2661498>>2661520>>2661591>>2661598>1 SuccessAs the bolts flit into the trees you hear a few screams of pain from the men in the trees.Charging forward with the heavies you crash into the trees to meet the enemy head on.>Give me another set of d20s to see how good your heavies charge was.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2661638OH BOY HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2661638>1 Successfek>>2661641double fek
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2661638
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2661638Crit fails build character
>>2661644Help us Obi Mang, you are our only kek.
>>2661638>>2661641>>2661644>>2661645>1 SuccessThe sound of weapons, armor, and bodies colliding fills the air as you break into the trees behind you heavies. In front of you are two bandits waiting to meet a charge.Baldur Blooddragon>HP: 20/20>Attack Bonuses: >Decent Weapon +1>Defense Bonuses:>Full Armor +3 to Defence>Misc. Effects:>Experienced +2 to dice damage VS.Bandits x2>HP: Healthy>Attack Bonuses:>Defense Bonuses:>Misc. Effects:>Battle Buddy +2 to dice damageFighting stance:>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defense>Defensive stance: +2 to your defense -1 to your damage>Balanced stance: No bonuses
>1 successSo we got some casualties on both sides I guess?Or they ran away successfully and are going to ambush us again?
>>2661689>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defenseGotta keep the momentum going. >>2661690Sounds like we're still in the middle of a fight
>>2661690Didn't update, ignore the speculation.>>2661689Defensive, let's neutralize their bonus.
>>2661689>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defenseAll or nothing!
>>2661689>>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defenseCHOP HIM!
>>2661689>Defensive stance: +2 to your defense -1 to your damage
>>2661689>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defense
>>2661691>>2661692>>2661693>>2661700>>2661704>>266171510 minutes to break this tie before I flip a d2
>>2661732theirs 4 offensive 2 defensive
>>2661732Uh QM, how is this even a tie?
>>2661732QM cant count?
>>2661745D O look similar i guess
>>2661742>>2661743>>2661745U right I'm blind writing.
>>2661689>>2661691>>2661693>>2661700>>2661715You keep your charge going and rush headlong into the two bandits.>Give me some d20s
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2661768
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2661768
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2661768
Rolled 10, 16, 8 = 34 (3d20)>>2661768
>>2661363>>Elf War Veteran: +2 to your defense against non-magical ranged attacks and +2 to both your attack and defense.>>2661787hey QM this gives us 2 defence as well so there should be a +2 to defense the misq in the combat stats post unless it's already accounted for with the armour
>>2661810in the misc
>>2661810The Attack and Defensive bonus are from the Experienced trait that came with Elf War Veteran. I moved Experienced to the damage dice category as that way, it acts as both attack and defense, but also will allow you to win more combat rolls. Sorry for the confusion I will change that in the next thread
>>2661810As for the defense against ranged attacks, I will only display that when you are facing a ranged unit, so that I avoid some confusion,
>>2661768>>2661770>>2661773>>2661783>>2661787>15[dice] + 2[Experienced] (You) – 11[dice] -2[Battle Buddy] = 4>Damage Bonus: 4 + 2[Stance] +1[Decent Weapon] = 7 damage dealtYou come in fast and hard. Swinging your halberd in a wide arc you catch one of the bandits in the side, the ax head sinking deep into his ribs where you hear the crack of bones. Wind forced out of his lungs the bandit barely manages to free himself from your weapon, before hitting the ground and crawling away.>7 damage dealt to bandit, bandit is Seriously Wounded, Bandit has lost battle buddy>Roll me another set of d20s to see how your heavies fair.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2661836
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2661836
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2661836Time to die
>>2661836>>2661838>>2661840>>2661841> 2 SuccessesNearby you can see the Heavies are gaining ground. Bandit after bandit are falling to their swords as they march their way through the woods around you.“Above the sounds of combat, you can hear Sergeant Monroe’s voice. “Gap, Watch your sword hand, do you want to lose more fingers. Droop, keep tight, don’t let that scrawny bastard pull you away. AARGH, DIE YOU SACK OF HORSE SHIT.”Pulling yourself back to the moment at hand you face off against the remaining bandit.Baldur Blooddragon>HP: 20/20>Attack Bonuses: >Decent Weapon +1>Defense Bonuses:>Full Armor +3 to Defence>Misc. Effects:>Experienced +2 to dice damage VS.Bandits x2>HP: Healthy>Attack Bonuses:>Defense Bonuses:>Misc. Effects:Fighting stance:>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defense>Defensive stance: +2 to your defense -1 to your damage>Balanced stance: No bonuses
>>2661859>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defense
>>2661859Should say only one bandit in the stats
>>2661859>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defenseGotta keep the Baldr Blender on Puree.
>>2661859>Offensive stance: + 2 to your damage -1 to your defenseCut 'em down!
>>2661859>>2661864>>2661868>>2661871>>2661876Now that he was alone, it was time to end this. You close on the remaining bandit with furious speed and prepare to end him.>I need some more d20s
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2661890
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>2661890
>>2661890>Just imagine the bandits are Elves and let your rage fuel you
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2661890Suddenly magical bat shows up
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2661895Fuck, forgot the roll
Rolled 14, 14, 19 = 47 (3d20)>>2661890
>>2661900And magic bat showed up
>>2661900Uh... How fucked are we bois?
>>2661890>>2661891>>2661892>>2661897>>2661900>6[dice] + 2[Experienced] (You) – 16[dice] = -8>Defensive Bonus: -8 - 1[Stance] +3[Full Armor] = 6 damage receivedIn closing for the kill on the bandit you leave your side exposed. Taking advantage of that opening the bandit slides under your left arm and jabs a dagger at your armpit, you clamp down on the sword but not before it slides between the links on your chainmail popping a few and into your side, giving a grunt of pain you push the bandit away and take up position opposite him again.>Let’s see if the heavies fair better, more d20s
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2661919
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2661919
>>2661929ay some good luck
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2661919>inb4 nat 1
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>2661919
>>2661929>>2661932No chance for egress, will this be a massacre?
>>2661934I don't know anymore QM. I just simply don't know...
hope we catch the old bastard with the commanders money
>>2661919>>2661924>>2661929>>2661932>Last post for the day you lucky bastardsAs you prepare to face off against the bandit once more, a cross bow bolt from out of nowhere thunks solidly in to the side of his head and he collapses at your feet. You turn and face the direction it came from to see Grimace’s grimacing face, as he and his men loose more bolts into the now routing bandits.The forward momentum gained by the heavies push had turned them from an organized killing force, to nothing more than men with scythes reaping the harvest. Bandits tripped over each other to escape, fouling theirs and others footing, slowing them in time to be cut down by the heavies.Those few bandits that do out run the heavies are quickly shot down by the crossbowmen. In a matter of moments the entire copse of trees is filled with corpses, and the small stream running through it had turned red.Only one bandit was still alive in that slaughter and he was now coughing up blood at your feet, with a major gash in his side.>Speak and I will make your passing painless. What were you doing here?>See if you can’t bind his wounds, It might make him last longer>[Write In]
>>2661963>See if you can’t bind his wounds, It might make him last longerAnd yell out that we got a live one for capture.
>>2661963>See if you can’t bind his wounds, It might make him last longer
>>2661963>>Speak and I will make your passing painless. What were you doing here?this might convince him to talk more easily, if he survives he knows he is in for endless torture
>>2661929>>2661932>double critsoh fuck what are you doing>>2662401we could make him our waifu too , always room in the prison containment
>>2661963>>2661970> + Support“We’ve got a live one here,” you shout to the others as you lean down and examine the wound.You sure did a number on this guy; the wound in his side was oozing thick, deep red blood. You could also see bone sticking out of the wound, damn the broken rib would make this harder. From the sounds of his labored breathing between heaving coughs, you can only assume you halberd struck his lungs, and that would mean he didn't have much longer. >Give me some d20+1 to see what you can do.
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2663442
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>2663442
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2663442
>>2663442>>2663454>>2663463>>2663482>1 SuccessYou do the best you can with what you have, taking some bandages out of your satchel, you tend to his wound. After you finish binding it and sopping up some of the blood, the man’s breath becomes a little less labored. The coughing however doesn’t cease, he will die from that injury to his lungs, but you have purchased him a little more time.>What are you doing here?>Who told you about this convoy?>[Write In]
>>2663563>Who told you about this convoy?
>>2663563>>Who told you about this convoy?
>>2663563>Who told you about this convoy?If he doesn't have much time left he can at least direct us to a less dying person to answer the rest of our questions.
>>2663563>>2663602>>2663798>>2663799>>2663832Snapping your fingers in front of the man’s eyes you say “Eyes here, now I’ve bound your wounds, which should keep you in the land of the living for a while longer. Now with that wound to your lung you will die eventually, and it will be a long and painful process. If you answer my questions quickly and truthfully I can make your passing a simple and painless thing. Do you understand?”The dying bandit nods his head.“Good, now who told you we’d be here.”“The ferry master tips us off when big scores are crossing, we usually just hold up merchants and the like for their goods. We don’t hit military caravans for most part, but with that giant metal pay wagon in tow we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.”>Anything else you wish to ask [Specify]>Deliver the coup de grace
>>2664217>did you and your band work independently or do you have a boss>after that coup de grace
>>2664242yeah, good enough.Chop him and then find the ferryman who snitched
>>2664242Simple and to the point. I like itSupporting
>>2664217>>2664242> + Support“Did you and your band work independently or do you have a boss?” You ask.“Well, we had a boss,” he says as he turns his head toward the heavies, who were finishing off the few wounded bandits and beginning to loot corpses. “But not anymore I guess,” after finishing his statement the bandits coughs up a mouthful of blood.“You’ve earned your rest.” You say as the man continues to cough. Raising your halberd above your head, you jam it spear point first into the man’s skull and he instantly goes still.Hearing the rustle of leave behind you, you turn to see a blood soaked Sergeant Monroe, dragging the ferry master by his neck toward you. Upon arriving he throws the man at your feet and tosses you the sack of coin you had given the ferry master. “Found this one cowering in the bushes. What do you want to do with him?”>Kill him here he deserves to share the fate of his conspirators.>Bring him to the Colonel and let him decide.>You have questions for this man [Specify]>[Write In]
>>2664421Colonels problem, lets not step on any toesBut if he asks our opinion, then kill and leave for crows.
>>2664448Oh, and return the money to the colonel of course.
>>2664421colonel is highest authority of the kingdom here he decides >Bring him to the Colonel and let him decide.
>>2664459here as of now just clearing that up
>>2664421>Bring him to the Colonel and let him decide.He's the Commanding Officer of our expedition.
>>2664421>>2664448>>2664459>>2664586“We’ll bring him to the Colonel, he can decide what to do with this rat.” You say staring down hard on to the cowering man.“Right, C’mon you on your feet,” Monroe barks dragging the man upright once again.Now, what were you going to do?>Report to the Colonel, update him on what happened>Send one of the others to report to the Colonel, while you check bodies for loot.>[Write In]
>>2665794Tempting, but duty comes first.>Report to Colonel
>>2665794Before we report I say we ask for casualties, he will want to knowbut then>report to the Colonel
>>2665794>ReportThe heavies are the real MVPs, and the crossbows didn't do too shabby either. They can loot to their hearts content.
>>2665794report to the colonel , but patch that gash in er armpit up first ay
>>2665794What the others said: check for casualties, bandage the cut we got, report.We can leave the loot to others for once.
>>2665794>>2665802>>2665816>>2665822>>2665846>>2666035>>2666134“Sergeant Monroe, before you go how fairs your squad?” you ask.“Just scratches mostly, on initial contact we were slowed a little, but we just chewed through them after that.”“Good, as you were.” and with that you turn from each other.Leaving the squads to do the looting, you turn from the forest and head back out to the river bank. As you left the bushes and trees you could see that the prisoner carriage had made land fall and the raft was being towed back across. Once you reached the bank, you could see the Colonel sitting on his horse. Noticing you the Colonel shouts “Sergeant Baldr, what the hell happened over there.”“We were attacked by bandits,” you shout back “They’ve been dealt with now,”“Is anyone injured?”“Just scratches mostly, but I took a good one in my arm,” you say as you press your fingers to the wound in your armpit.“Stay there Sergeant, I will send some healers over in the next load.”“Aye sir,” you shout back over the river.>Attempt to bandage your wound.>Speak with someone on this side of the river [Specify]>Just sit, enjoy the scenery and wait for the healers.>[Write In]
>>2666144>Attempt to bandage your wound.
>>2666144>>Attempt to bandage your wound
>>2666144>Just sit, enjoy the scenery and wait for the healers.We can wait for the healers, Could even catch up on some reading of that book, see if Selenas still has it.
>>2666168we finished it
>>2666144>Just remove the relevant piece of armor and take a look while we wait for the healersNo point in banging it up or bandaging when we have access to healers with medicaments.
>>2666144By the way on this side of the river are the crossbowmen and heavies squads right?
>>2666256Yes, the heavies and crossbows are with you as is the prisoner carriage
>>2666144Join in on the looting , we might find something worthwhile
>>2666144>Just sit, enjoy the scenery and wait for the healers.We've done enough work for the day. Bask in our own awesomeness
>>2666144>Just sit, enjoy the scenery and wait for the healers.>>2666167switching from this
>>2666144>>2666168>>2666253>>2666283>>2666290Finding a large stone near the shore, you sit down and strip off your armor to reveal the wound in your armpit. The bandit’s blade had sunk deep, but thankfully it had missed the bone and major arteries. It had however gone right in and poked out the other end leaving you with two holes in your left arm. Taking your eyes off of your wound, you face the river. Having traveled so many days now, you can only assume that this is the Olung River. The one river that ran closest to the capital. If you could float the whole train downstream, you would reach the capital by the end of today. Finding the boats to do that though would likely take longer than the over land journey.Looking back across the river, you see the ferry arrive, several men walk aboard including the Colonel himself. Loosening your neck muscles, you prepare to watch the Colonel’s slow trip across the river. It is then that you notice a heavily robed and cloaked figure approach the Colonel and stop at his side. The two share a quick exchange before the cloaked figure disembarks the ferry. The figure then kneels down and touches the palm of its hand to the water’s surface. Suddenly the currents around the ferry calm, making it sit still in the water. Then the ferry cuts across the river’s width quite rapidly leaving a substantial wake behind it. In moments the ferry makes berth at the dock and the men including the Colonel disembark.The Colonel and two healers approach your position, still a little surprised at their sudden arrival, you take little notice of the two healers as they tend to your wound. Standing before you now the Colonel asks “Alright Sergeant, now tell me everything that happened.”After going over the whole story with the Colonel, he nods thoughtfully before saying “So these were just your run of the mill bandits who thought our prisoner transport was a pay wagon, damn fools. You said that the ferry master was the one who would tip them off, where is this man now.”“He is currently being held by Sergeant Monroe sir, he and his squad are tending to the enemy dead in the forest.”“I see,” he mutters.“I we also managed to recover the ferry funds sir,” you say as you return the coin pouch to the Colonel.“Excellent work Sergeant, you may not be the best at laying plans, but you have a sturdy head on your shoulders.”>Ask the Colonel who that cloaked man was, the one who aided their journey over the river.>Inquire as to why we took this back way route, when there was probably a bridge you could have crossed.>[Write In]
>>2666534How big of a deal is this kind of magic in universe?
>>2666611Magic of all types can be performed by all different kinds of people. No element is truly easier to use than others, but magic in this universe while plentiful, is hard to both use and master.To answer your question more directly, the person being able to use magic is not a big deal in and of itself, but their control and mastery is surprising
>>2666534>Ask the Colonel who that cloaked man was, the one who aided their journey over the river.i can gather that we chose this way over the bridge because the colonel suspected the heroes to ambush us
>>2666534>Ask the Colonel who that cloaked man was, the one who aided their journey over the river.We best get that out of the way now. Since taking this route was probably because of secrecy.
>>2666534>>Ask the Colonel who that cloaked man was, the one who aided their journey over the river.we probably took this way to avoid ambushes, but here we are hehehe
>>2666619I see.Well, we do have two high-profile prisoners with us so it's not really unexpected that they'd go all out to protect the convoy.
>>2666534>Ask the Colonel who that cloaked man was, the one who aided their journey over the river.
>>2666534>>2666649>>2666727>>2666916>>2667151“Thank you sir, sir if I may I have a question.”“Yes Sergeant,”“Who was that person just now, the one you helped you get here so quickly.”“Yes, he is our company mage, and before you ask no, you probably won’t get to meet him. The only reason he is showing himself now is because I want to get all of us on one side of the river quickly. After that he’s going to go back into hiding, I can’t risk him being spotted and taken out before a real fight starts.”It is then that the other squads emerge from the stand of trees. Patting you on your now bound shoulder, the healers say “You’re good to go Sergeant,” before taking off toward the squads.Getting up to follow, the Colonel says “You are and your men are relieved from picket duty tonight Sergeant, enjoy.” With that he follows the healers.Looking back to the river, you can see that the opposite bank is now devoid of troops and the ferry now sat bobbing slightly in the waves. Among the now massed troops on this side of the river, you could see neither hide nor hair of the mage.What will you do with your free night?>Speak with somebody [Specify]>Just rest, you need to recover>Search for the mage>[Write In]
>>2668043>Just rest, you need to recoverGotta take it easy for this night.
>>2668043>Just rest, you need to recover
>>2668043I see that trap option, but let's go chill with the guys. See if they got anything nice and shiny from the bandits.
>>2668071yeah lets hang out and then rest
>>2668043>>2668071>>2668148>>2668197Rising to your feet you walk to the river’s edge and wash the sweat from your face, before turning back and heading toward the squads.As you approach them, the Colonel finishes speaking with them and has one of his aids takes the old man off of Monroe’s hands. Departing their company the Colonel returns to the men massed at the dock.“So, what was the haul,” you say as you walk with Monroe and his men to river bank were they wash the blood off of themselves and their equipment.“Decently enough,” said Monroe washing his face, “probably more than we’ll ever scrounge up fighting the rebels.”“I got some nice rings,” Gap said wiggling the three fingers he had on his left hand. Each one had a silver ring on it.“I think we got you beat,” said Grimace as he and his men walked up behind you. In Grimace’s hand was a jewel encrusted gold chalice.“What fucking idiot brought that gaudy thing with him to a fight?”“Bandits are stupid people; I pried this from the hands of one who was trying to pray his way out of the forest.”Chuckles erupted from the heavies as they finished cleaning their gear. Then all together both squads and you headed toward the half set up camp, to have the evening meal, compare loot, sword notches, and injuries.After a halfway decent meal, the heavies retire to their tent, exhausted from the day’s events. They are soon followed by the crossbowman leaving you alone awake.>Get some sleep you will need it.>You have time to see one more person [Specify]>Now it was time to find that mage.>[Write In]
>>2668776>Get some sleep you will need it.Onwards to the capital tomorrow?
>>2668776>Get some sleep you will need it.
>>2668776talk with Selenas, let her know we are arriving tomorrow and ask the book back, better they don't find it in her possession
>>2668776>Inb4 it's the real Grail but the fucker was using it wrong>>2669333Support
>>2668776I forgot about book changing my vote to >>2669333
>>2668776>>Get some sleep you will need it.
>>2668776Supporting this >>2669333
>>2668776>>2669333>>2669349>>2669350>>2669498>>2670238Stepping away from the fire, you head over to the prisoner wagon. “Selenas, are you awake?” you whisper into the carriage.Hands shoot out from the carriage and grab the collar of your armor pulling you in close. Valenca’s face appears from the darkness “You listen here asshole, leave Selenas alone. I don’t know what you did to her, but whatever it was I will undo it you hear me. She was a kind hearted and bright person, before you took her. She would have done anything to help out us, her friends, but now she won’t even give me the time of day.” At her last statement Valenca’s voice cracks. “She just sits there, looking out the window, or reading that damned book. It’s like I’m not there screaming at her to just look at me. What did you do to her?!” Valenca nearly screams in your face.>Are you done? I’m here to see Selenas, not you.>I haven’t done anything to her. It is what you and your friends did to her.>Like Selenas said, I merely opened her eyes.>[Write In]
>>2671236>Like Selenas said, I merely opened her eyes.
>>2671236>>Like Selenas said, I merely opened her eyes.What're the odds we get her on our team?
>>2671269Probably low for now, she's not as impressionable as selanas.Best chink in her armor is how she got the Herbalist involved and thus condemned him to death, but she will probably just blame us for catching him (for now)
>>2671236Wait a sec, did Valenca and Selenas know we were listening in on them in thread 5? Either way, let's not directly quote that conversation just to piss her off.>I merely had Selenas consider the long term consequences of her actions. Whatever conclusions she has drawn, she has arrived at them on her own.
>>2671236>Are you done? I’m here to see Selenas, not you.yeah lets drop that we listened i n lads
>>2671269>>2671488Shit, you're right. Changing my vote to support this.
>>2671236Good point, changing my vote to >>2671488
>>2671236Supporting this>>2671488We merely gave her the tools. She simply took them and did something with themMuch like how the true "hero" gave Val the tools and she did something horrific with them
>>2671488Good one, supporting.
>>2671236>>2671488>+Support“I merely had Selenas consider the long term consequences of her actions. Whatever conclusions she has drawn, she has arrived at them on her own.”“Bullshit,” Valenca spits “The long term effects of this rebellion would be to free the people, and Selenas knew that. She didn’t draw her own conclusions; you just brainwashed and forced her to those conclusions. So I’ll ask again what did you do to her, what did you say to her to make her turn her back on her friends.>Tell her, you simply showed her the cost of their rebellion, a cost Selenas thought, was too high.>What did I do? It’s what you’ve been doing and what you’ve refused to tell Selenas that drove her away from you.> Enough, I came here to speak with Selenas>[Write In]
>>2672559>What did I do? Now that's a "funny joke" you're telling. It’s what you’ve been doing and what you’ve refused to tell Selenas that drove her away from you.
>>2672559> the fact of the matter is If you tried to have a reasonable conversation with her rather then just screaming at her as you just said she would probably talk to you. I showed her the cost of the rebellion and had an actuall conversation about what your rebellion is doing. She thought the cost was too high and the benefits to sparse, I simply reasoned my side of things. At this point it's what you've been doing and what you've refused to tell her that drove her away from you. Your simply proving me right.
>>2672592ill support this shameless vote all option.
>>2672592I'll throw my weight behind it. It's always been in our nature to surgically pick apart our opponent's arguments to their building blocks.
>>2672592I like this a lot, supporting.
>>2672592This, and add at the end, and now please back off so I can talk with her?
>>2672592I really, really, really like this post
>>2672559>>2672592> + Support“The fact of the matter is if you had simply tried to have a reasonable conversation with her, rather than just screaming at her as you just said, he would probably talk to you. I showed her the cost of the rebellion and had an actual conversation about what your rebellion is doing. She thought the cost was too high and the benefits to sparse, I simply reasoned my side of things. At this point it's what you've been doing and what you've refused to tell her that drove her away from you. You’re simply proving me right.Valenca’s grip tighted on your armor, you could see her finger tips turning white as she grasped you. Your words bouncing around her head as she stared at you, her body starting to quiver.>Give me some d20s, easy DC because of this man’s spectacular write in.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2673764>inb4 we spill our medieval spaghetti
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2673764>>2673781oh gee I hope not
>>2673786>inb5 Val spills her medieval spaghetti all over our well maintained armor
>>2673826>implying I'm talking about 7up from downsouth
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2673764
>>2673786>>2673850double twelves should mean something, I hope
>>2673764>>2673781>>2673786>>2673850>2 SuccessesValenca sneer and exhales sharply, releasing your collar with a shove. Quietly, mostly speaking to herself Valenca whispers “I’ll make her understand, she’ll come back to me I know she will.”Your words had gotten to her, for the moment she seemed lost in herself.>Reach out for Valenca again; find out why she was in this rebellion.>Call out for Selenas, leave Valenca to herself.>[Write In]
>>2674002>Call out for Selenas, leave Valenca to herself.Gotta remember what we're here for.
>>2674002>>Call out for Selenas, leave Valenca to herself.
>>2674002>Call out for Selenas, leave Valenca to herself.
>>2674002>call out to Selenas
>>2674002>>2674012>>2674030>>2674069>>2674253“Selenas,” You call out loudly into the carriage. You hear some stirring from the darkness before Selenas’s face reaches the bars. “Baldr, what is it.” She says rubbing the sleep from her eyes.”“Sorry to wake you, but I thought that you should know that we will reach the capital tomorrow.”Selenas’s sleepy eyes widen with comprehension and she looks away from your face “Tomorrow,” she whispers “Tomorrow, and I may never see another one.” Tears gather in the corners of her eyes and she begins to sob softly.>Comfort her, give her your hand and let her cry.>Reassure her, you will make sure she sees a thousand more tomorrows.>[Write In]
>>2674351>Comfort her, give her your hand and let her cry.Perhaps we can use our new fame to leverage something...
>>2674351>Write inConfort her, give her a hand and let her cry, but say, I'll make everything I can to make sure you can see many more tomorrows
>>2674351Do we have any idea how well known Selenas's identity is throughout the kingdom?
>>2674434I'm pretty sure that she's technically a nobody by everyone's standards since she was just simply referred to as a hero instead of some fancy title.
>>2674447My plan is still to let Valenca take the fall since officially we only captured one hero that was mentioned on the official documents
>>2674482That was a part of my idea too.
>>2674351>>Comfort her, give her your hand and let her cry.
>>2674351>Comfort her.The only thing I'd like to push forward would be the idea of asking a small favour of our Queen. To have Selenas "executed" and then put under our jurisdiction. We'd have quite the hidden card up our sleeve, since the main hero bunch would be incensed to act faster, and we can use their hesitation when they see her again to strike them down.
>>2674351>Comfort her, give her your hand and let her cry.And then lead into>Suggest that she try to patch things up with Valenca.This way, if she does start to mend her relationship with V tomorrow then in the back of her head she'll know she's following our instructions which further reinforces her trust in Baldr.
>>2675728I agree with this. Supporting
>>2675728You are of genius anon, supporting.
>>2675728I vote against this man, we may soon be throwing Valenca under the bus to try to save her, if they are good with each other by that point it may do us more harm them good
>>2676146The throwing Valenca under the bus plan is dumb anyways.Lets be genre savvy here. The dark overlord (overlady?) will probably grant us, the loyal minion some sort of boon along with whatever power or responsibilities that will make us more usefulPlus, trying to change the story to save her is a bad idea (Never lie to the overlord), and will make it seem like we just want to get our prick wet.
>>2676188I was planning to explain everything, and not lie to the overlady, officially there is only one hero, she has to punish someone or else she will appear weak, we convince her to punish Valenca instead of Selenas arguing that we can make something good(bad?) out of her.We never said we were going to lie to the overlady.
>>2676311We can eve use the boon you mentioned to try and get her under our custody, but that is all conjecture too, because we don't know what the overlady has planned
>>2676311Selenas did vastly more damage, at least to the garrison and village in question.And we don't know if she considers it seeming weak to need to met out punishments. We can figure out if there's a benevolent autocrat on the throne.In the end, it's up to her anyways. We're some fucking nobody sergeant with fantasy PTSD, and she's the goddamn queen. So politicking too hard is going to get us burned.
>>2674351You reach a hand through the bars, and place it on her shoulder. Taking your hand Selenas rests her head against it while she softly cries, tears freely rolling down her cheeks. It is a few moments before Selenas manages to recover her composure. “Thank you,” she says wiping the tears from her face.“It will be okay Selenas, I promise that you survive this.”Selenas gives you a weak smile as you retract your hand.>Ask for your book back, it wouldn’t look good if they found it in her possession.>Tell her she should patch things up with Valenca.>Go over what she should expect and how she should behave for the Queen.>[Write In]
>>2676369>Ask for your book back, it wouldn’t look good if they found it in her possession.>Tell her she should patch things up with Valenca.
>>2676369Go over what she should expect and how she should enhance for the queen and that you'll be grabbing the book later before they enter the town.
>>2676534we wont have time to grab the book, remember we don't get to fuck around anymore?
>>2676369>Go over what she should expect and how she should behave for the Queen.Shell appreciate us preparing her a lot more.
>>2676369>ask for the book>go over what to expect
>>2676369>Book>What to expectI am not sure we should suggest patching things up, but I am not opposed.
>>2676369>Ask for your book back, it wouldn’t look good if they found it in her possession.>Go over what she should expect and how she should behave for the Queen.
>>2676369>Ask for your book back, it wouldn’t look good if they found it in her possession.>Tell her she should patch things up with Valenca.>Go over what she should expect and how she should behave for the Queen.You know we can honestly do all three of these things since the first two are just going to take at least a minute at worst
>>2676369Pretty much all three options, honestly.
>>2676369>>2676534>>2676543>>2676574>>2676633>>2676691>>2676974“To that end Selenas I want to give you some advice on how you should act, and what you should expect when we arrive. Firstly no matter what happens you need to be obedient, look down always, and only speak or react when spoken to. As for the queen herself, I only know what I’ve heard. She will act as a queen must and will likely show you little to no sympathy or mercy. Do not protest or do anything out of line, no matter how shocking or harsh the queen acts. I will attempt to calm her if I must but you should not do anything. Do you understand?”“I understand Baldr, I will act with extreme deference and humility the entire time in the capital.”“Good, that attitude will keep you alive. Oh and Selenas I will need that herbalism book back, it would look bad upon both you and me if you were found in procession of that book.”“Ok, I see, one moment.” Selenas turns around and disappears into the darkness before reappearing seconds later book in hand, “Here you go, and thank you once again for lending it to me.”>Take your leave you will need your strength for tomorrow’s march to the Capital>Just one more thing Selenas [Specify]>[Write In]
>>2677198>>Take your leave you will need your strength for tomorrow’s march to the Capital
>>2677198>Take your leave you will need your strength for tomorrow’s march to the Capital
>>2677198>Take your leave you will need your strength for tomorrow’s march to the CapitalDon't forget to say your nighttime prayers.
>>2677518Talking about prayers, do we have gods on this setting or it's just one central monotheistic prayer central?
>>2679523Why have gods when we have the Queen!
>>2679814The queen is the best!But all good monarchs have a holy mandate
Why are you people so insistent in getting selenas in our custody? Who fucking cares she ain’t a damn waifu you bloody nerds. Just leave her fate to the queen and find a loyal wife from among any citizenry.
>>2680768We are turning her anon, its interesting in my book and I want to see if we can, relax man.
>>2680768>I don't want to have fun, you guys can't either
>>2680768>Why do we want a hero with a magic sword, and brainwashed for loyalty?
>>2679523Gods are worshiped, and used to give their followers powers, but during the queen's rise to power and expansion, many religions and cults fought against her and were destroyed. While the worship of gods is not prohibited, the creation of centralized churches and hierarchy are frowned upon by most people and they are generally repress by the queen's forces.
>>2677198>>2677229>>2677305>>2677355>>2677518“You are welcome Selenas, now I must take my leave and get some rest. You should too, we will have a big day tomorrow.”Giving you a nod Selenas drops back into the darkness as you walk away and head to your own tent.The next day you awake to find a thick fog covering the whole camp. Still the stripping of camp was moving along, and soon you’d be on the march through the clouds.>Find the squads on point; it might take you a while in this fog.>Look for [Specify] you need to have a word.>[Write In]
>>2680843>>Find the squads on point; it might take you a while in this fog.Back to work
>>2680843>Find the squads on point
>>2680843>Find the squads on point; it might take you a while in this fog.
>>2680843>Find the squads on point; it might take you a while in this fog.>inb4 we find the fantasy equivalent of Silent Hill
>>2680843>>2680849>>2680881>>2680884>>2681102You stumble around the fog filled camp, stubbing your toes on every rock and tripping on every snag of grass. You walk in the direction you remember the squads’ tents being in, but you aren’t sure you haven’t been walking in a circle this whole time. It is the sound of Gap, one of the heavies, voice that brings you in their direction. “Has anyone seen my rings?”“Gap I can’t even see my feet, why the hell would you think anybody saw your rings,” responds a heavy.“Well it went missing recently, and you guys were the only ones who knew about them, so one of you must have stolen it.”“First of all Gap, none of us want your damned rings we have our own much better shit. Secondly, everybody in the camp saw you wearing those gaudy things, so anybody could have taken it. Finally, you probably just dropped them when you tried to put them on your missing fingers.”“I did not pu-,” sudden silence from Gap while you walk in the direction of their voices. “Ok I may have put one of them on a missing finger, but that doesn’t explain what happened to the others.”You nearly run into Gap as he appears suddenly out of the shrouds of mist. “Ah, Sergeant have you seen my rings?” Gap says as he turns and sees you.>No, I haven’t. Forget about them we are about to move out.>No, but I can spare some time to help you look.>No, Where is the rest of the Squads.>Yes, some crossbowman was bragging about some cool rings he found.>[Write In]
>>2681333Didn't even realize the quest had updated, looks like it's not bumping with new posts.>No, Where are the rest of the squads? And keep your eyes and ears open, this fog makes me uneasy.
>>2681333>No, Where are the rest of the squads? And keep your eyes and ears open, this fog makes me uneasy.
>>2681333No, but I can spare some time to help you look
>>2681344>No, Where are the rest of the squads? And keep your eyes and ears open, this fog makes me uneasy.Also, set catalog to display most recent post rather than bump order. A thread that isn't bumping can still stay up for a good week here.
>>2681333>No, Where are the rest of the squads? And keep your eyes and ears open, this fog makes me uneasy.It's a good time for an ambush.
>>2681333Paranoia time>The fog makes me uneasy
>>2681344>>2681917you can also go to settings and put on thread watcher so you can see it update
>>2681333>>2681344>>2681397>>2681771>>2681917>>2681996“No, I haven’t. Where are the others squads at?”“Of course the Sergeant hasn’t seen them you idiot,” a hand reaches out of the mist behind Gap and slaps him on the back of the head. “Forget about them already. Sorry for him Sergeant, The rest of the squads and the other Sergeants went to go see the Colonel.”“Thank you solider; keep your eyes and ears open this fog is making me uneasy.”“It’s making us all uneasy sir.” The solider mutters as you take off in the direction you remember the Colonel’s tent being in.You leaving behind the two heavies you quickly become surrounded by the fog once again and the fear of losing your way starts to creep in on you.>Roll me some d20s to see if you find the tent.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2683208
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2683208
>>2683222We got mist-vision.
>>2683208Should I roll again to complete the set?
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2683208
>>2683208>>2683222>>2683313>>2683396>3 SuccessesWith the help of your helmet, you manage to see a better than most in the fog. As you walk your foot steps on something metallic. Bending over to examine what you stepped on you see rings, two silver and one gold, these must be Gap’s missing rings. You pocket them for safe keeping and then continue on in the direction of the tent.Moments later you hear curses coming from up ahead. Upon approaching you recognize them as the voices of Sergeants Monroe and Grimace coming up from behind you ask “Need some help?” The two men jump, Monroe spins and you soon find yourself standing at the end of his sword point, while Grimace and snapped is crossbow up and was aiming it at your head. Sudden recognition and the two men relax “Gods Sergeant Baldr,” breathed Monroe “You scared us out of our wits.”“Sorry,” you respond “You two look almost as lost as I am. Where are the squads?”“They were supposed to be right behind us, dammit.” Responded Grimace sighing he continued “Well they’re big boys; they will last without us. Sergeant you seem to be seeing better than any of us in this fog will you take us to the Colonel’s tent.”>Lead them there yourself.>Give them general directions.>Shouldn’t we find your men first?>[Write In]
>>2684036>Lead them there yourself.It's their lads, no need to overburden ourselves.
>>2684036>>Lead them there yourself.
>>2684036>Lead them there yourself.
>>2684036>>2684095>>2684220>>2684260>>2684368“Sure,” you answer simply and you lead the two men, who stick close behind you through the fog.Moments later, your foot contacts a buried wooden stake, nearly tripping you. Following the rope line attached to it, you find the canvas wall of a tent. Circling around it you find the entrance flap pulled aside and inside the tent you could see the Colonel leaning over the map table. It is then that his head rises to recognize you, “Enter gentlemen.” Both the sergeants pass by you and enter the tent. “You as well Sergeant Baldr,” the Colonel says and you walk in as well.As soon as you pass the tent flap it closes, and the heavily cloaked mage walks around you to stand at the Colonel’s side while you take your position around the table. Turning to the mage the Colonel says “Julian, enlighten these men as to our current situation.”In a hoarse but young voice the mage begins “As I’m sure you have noticed, we are in the middle of an extremely thick fog. This fog is not natural, it is being produced magically. This by itself would be not be cause for concern as no mage could maintain the fog for too long and if we were going to be attacked, it would have happened by now. So, we can only assume that whoever or whatever is creating this fog merely wants to slow us down. That is what I would say, if we could exit this fog.”It is here that Monroe shoots the mage a confused look “What do you mean we can’t exit this fog. If I walk out of this tent in a straight line, I should walk out of it eventually.”“But you won’t, even when I rode the river downstream to the capital I kept coming back up on our dock here no matter how far or long I traveled. That means the creator of this fog doesn’t want us to leave; ever.A short silence pervades the tent before you ask.>So what can we do about it?>What kind of thing can make this fog then?>That can’t be it; they have to be after something?>[Write In]
>>2685231What kind of thing can make this
>>2685231>What kind of thing can make this fog then?
>>2685231>What kind of thing can make this fog then?First things first. Figure out what can be capable of such a magical feat. Then next step will be to kill the shit out of it.
>>2685231>>2685302>>2685326>>2685428>>2685539“What kind of thing can make this fog then?” you ask.“There are three distinct possibilities. One we are dealing with a very powerful mage, which I find to be the least probable as this is hard magic. Two there is a shaman circle nearby trapping us here, which while unlikely is still possible. Lastly and most unfortunately, we may be dealing with a god, most likely a local rain or weather god that after having most of his followers killed decided to attack anyone serving the Queen.”“Fuck,” says Grimace as he shoves himself away from the table.“Yes gentlemen,” The Colonel says “We are dealing with a pissed off god who is out for our blood.”Another silence surrounds the table as the Colonels words soak in.>So, how do we stop this god?>How did this thing find us?>Isn’t there any way to send word out of this fog that we need help?>[Write In]
>>2685610>So, how do we stop this god?We're out of our element here, let's listen to the expert.
>>2685610>So, how do we stop this god?I'm guessing we're going to have to call upon a god of our own to kick the shit out of them.
>>2685610>>So, how do we stop this god?
>>2685693Let's pray to multiple gods and have them gang up on this asshole.
>>2685729I call upon the God of Angry Drunks to heed our plea and fight in our stead!
>>2685610>>2685629>>2685693>>2685728“So, how do we stop this god? Do we call on another god?”“If only it were that simple Sergeant,” Julian answers. “Most gods that still exist either hate our guts or don’t care. No I only see three ways out of this. We can try to appease it, or convince it to let us go. We can attempt to trick the god with some kind of bargain. Or we could find a method of navigation outside of the gods control circumventing him entirely.“And that is why I have called you in here gentlemen. I want your opinions on what path we should take.” The Colonel says looking to each of you.Which method do you wish to try?>Appease>Trick>Circumvent>Something else? [Specify]
>>2687317>AppeaseTricking the God will come back to bite us in the ass.Circumventing will waste too much time, but is a good option B.
>>2687317>>TrickI'm voting for this because I imagine the price to appease it would be too great since we killed it's followers
>>2687317>>2688278>>2688377“Fuck dealing with this god. There has to be a way out he can’t manipulate.”“Baldr’s right,” Monroe says “We can’t trust this god, better if we don’t deal with him at all.The others gathered around the table nod in agreement. “Very well, but I still want to confirm that is it in fact a god we are dealing with here, and not a shaman circle. The Queen will want to know who stands against her.” Turning to the mage the Colonel continues “Julian can you locate were the source of the fog is?”“Yes, whatever is generating this fog isn’t hiding. I can track it by the massive amount of power it is exuding.”“Good, I want Sergeants Baldr and Monroe, with his squad to accompany Julian. If it is a shaman circle slaughter it, otherwise leave the god alone and get back here. Understood?” sharp nods from you and Monroe. “Excellent, now get moving.”Following the Colonel’s orders, Julian, Monroe, and you assemble outside of the tent.“Sergeant Monroe, where are your forces?” Julian asks.“Should be at our tent, assuming we can find it.”“No worries there sergeant,” Julian says and he lifts his hands into the air, clasps them together, and then brings them down in front of him. Immediately the fog around the three of you condenses to rain and falls to the ground, creating a sphere of clear air. “Now sergeant to your men.” Finding the tent and squad easily now that you could see, you move out to find the god or shaman circle.>Remain silent while you walk, you need to keep an eye out.>Speak with Julian; this may be your only chance.>Check on Monroe and his squad; see how they are holding up>[Write In]
>>2690028>Give the rings back>Make conversation with Julian
>>2690051I'm in agreement. We have no real use for the rings and giving them back would probably net us an IOU.
>>2690467We could sell them, but we don't really need the money right now.
>>2690028>>Speak with Julian; this may be your only chance.
>>2690028>>2690051>>2690239>>2690311>Apologies for not posting much this weekend, I had some stuff come up. Tomorrow we will start with a new thread, where we will meet the cause of this fog.The walk is tense and quiet for a while, the only sound to be heard was that of jangling metal. With sudden realization, you reach into your satchel and withdraw the rings you had found earlier. Breaking the silence you call out to Gap “Gap, you still missing those rings?”“Aye, sergeant,”“Do these look like them?” you say as you show the rings to Gap.“Aye! Those are it sergeant,” Gap says with visible relief “Where did find them?”“Stepped on them while I was wandering through the fog.”“Thank you sergeant, I owe you one now,” Gap thanks you as he takes the rings from you and places them in his pouch.Shifting away from Gap, you shuffle up alongside Julian. “So, Julian…”>How do you do this stuff with the water and all that?>Is this your first assignment?>If this turns out to be a god how exactly are we going to get around this fog?>[Write In]
>>2698072Second and third auestion if possible/Despicable phone posting
>>2698072>>If this turns out to be a god how exactly are we going to get around this fog?