Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Frontier%20Knight%20QuestStat List: https://pastebin.com/CjU4fJvROther Quests: https://pastebin.com/KJKYT3SuYou are the TEMPLAR, a holy knight sent to clear the frontier of monsters and heresy!Now with Solaire back, it was the perfect opportunity for the leaders of the Paladins and Black Templars to meet in resolve any lingering differences over the situation in the Frontier. Lucina was more than glad to host and mediate this meeting. The Mages and attendant Mage Knights, however, opted to attend in an observer role only. It appeared they weren't overly concerned about the situation with the Elves, apparently. A big mistake in your opinion. Meanwhile, you were given the two options of what you and party could do. Helbrecht would of course be attending he meeting, his presence was pretty much required. Ozen, however, couldn't care less about the diplomacy, instead planning on leading another expedition to root out the Elves' hiding place. Havel, meanwhile, was a bit torn. He wanted to personally attend the meeting in order to observe the events and represent the Frontier's interests, but he also wanted to rein in Ozen if it became necessary. Obviously, he had also expressed that you and your party could easily substitute for him in either capacity, which would put his mind at ease. Ultimately, you decided to...>Attend the meeting. >Travel with Ozen.>Other
>>2797294>Travel with Ozen.Time to see what everyone has been doing during our absence.
>>2797294>Attend the meeting.
>>2797294>Travel with Ozen.
>>2797294>>Attend the meeting.
>>2797294>Attend the meeting.Havel would be better at reining in Ozen than us.
>>2797334Yeah you are right. If i recall Ozen is a marshal while we are just a templar champion.
>>2797294You had decided to attending the meeting between Helbrecht and Solaire. It would certainly be the rare sight. Though the two men knew each other personally, you couldn't remember any time in recent memory where they both met each other in person. And it seemed like the rest of they city was catching on to it, too. The streets were packed with adventurers and spectators who have all come to witness the spectacle. With the Templars having to come in from outside the city, naturally they would be marching in as a show of force, to remind both their enemies and those they swore to protect of the strength of the Templars. As such, Helbrecht's personal guard with their more battleworn and intricate armor would me marching alongside, carrying the order's ancient war banners, black and white crosses fluttering in the wind. As part of the Templars, you were obligated to be part of Helbrecht's retinue as well. For you party, though, you wondered if it would be permissible for them to march alongside you. While they were trusted comrades, they weren't actually Templars. While you had pride for your party, having them appear could cause complications. You could make the other Templars uncomfortable or annoyed at you. It could paint larger targets on your companions' backs. Besides, it was easy enough to send them off to the palace ahead of time...>Let your party march as part of the retinue.>Send them to the palace ahead of the procession.>Other
>>2797414>Send them to the palace ahead of the procession.
>>2797414>>Let your party march as part of the retinue.It could be cute having Nino ride on Romulus' back.
>>2797414>>Let your party march as part of the retinue.
>>2797414>>Send them to the palace ahead of the procession.
>>2797414>Send them to the palace ahead of the procession.>>2797436I don't think "cute" is the sort of image we want to project right now.
>>2797414>Let your party march as part of the retinue.
>>2797436There is a time for cute and now it's not the time
>>2797414>Send them to the palace ahead of the procession.Not seeing the benefit of having them march with us here.
>>2797414>Send them to the palace ahead of the procession
>>2797414As a precaution, you had them head for the palace first. After all, they would stand out in this situation. Amazingly enough, you had the honor of marching alongside Helbrecht himself at the head of the procession. To say it was an honor to literally be at the High Marshal's side was a bit of an understatement. The procession itself, though, was completely silent. No voices, no barked orders, no marching songs of any kind. Every Templar knew their place and didn't need to be reminded of it, so the procession of one hundred Templars marched in perfect unison without a single word uttered.However, it wasn't your fellow Templars you were focused on. Your gaze swept across the gathered crowd on the sides of the street, kept at a safe distance thanks to the City Guard. It was a whole mix of cheers, jeers, shouts, and the occasional rotten vegetable. At least they weren't angry enough to throw edible ones. >Roll 1d20
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2797492
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Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2797492
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2797492
>>2797492The march proceeds without any issues, the crowd smartly deciding not to do anything to provoke you or your fellow Templars. Even if you were in parade formation, you were all prepared to fight in an instant if it came down to it. The palace gates were just as large and grand as you remembered them. Lucina was present at the front, ready to greet you. The Paladins and Mages were already present as well, already gathered father back inside the castle itself. "Your highness." Helbrecht gives a respectful bow to Lucina. "High Marshal." Lucina returns the polite bow with one of her own. "Preparations are still being made, so I'll have to ask that you wait just a little longer.""It makes no difference to me." Helbrecht says sternly as he stands at attention. The rest of his retinue follows suit. You look around and see all of the important figures of the palace, Paladins, and Mages mingling freely with each other. Helbrecht and the retinue made no effort to approach any of them. You figure that if anybody REALLY wanted to talk to them, they'd approach Helbrecht. It made sense, honestly, Helbrecht you heard was never one for unnecessary words."Well? What are you doing standing around here?" Helbrecht grumbles quietly to you. "You have better things to do than stand around, don't you?"You pause at Helbrecht's words and gaze at the gathered guests. You could immediately see Janice and Artya harassing Nino and Romulus with hugs and pettings. Niko and her sister Misono seemed to be trying to teach Valentia some of their sleight of hand tricks, while Solana was doting on a completely embarrassed Naru. Finally, you caught sight of Morgan whispering something in Elias' ear. What business did she have with the Archmage?>Stand in solidarity with Helbrecht. >Better go save Nino.>See what Valentia is learning. >Go join in on bullying Naru.>See what Morgan is up to.>Other
>>2797518See what Valentia is learning
>>2797518>See what Morgan is up to.
>>2797518>>Go join in on bullying Naru.
>>2797518>Stand in solidarity with Helbrecht.
>>2797518>Stand in solidarity with Helbrecht.For more important to ensure Helbrecht doesn't get into any trouble than our comrades.
>>2797518>See what Valentia is learning. Being some time since we spoke with Niko.
>>2797518We've got quite the spread of votes so we'll have to narrow it down!>Morga>Naru>Helbrecht
>>2797606>NaruWell if we are limited to these three.
>>2797606>MorgaIs she trying to learn magic?
>>2797620There's always the question if she even has the potential to actually make use of it in the first place.
>>2797606You meander over to where Naru and Solana were. Solana seemed to have Naru in a tight grapple hold from behind, preventing her from being able to move or escape. You had to admit, Solana's technique was flawless, and Naru couldn't extricated herself no matter how hard she struggled. Solana still seemed to be in a her generally good natured mood, while Naru was letting loose a string of curses.However, the two of the them had their backs turned to you, so they wouldn't be immediately aware of your approach. That gave you options for what to do...>Better help Naru.>Join in on the bullying. >Eavesdrop on what they're talking about.>Other
>>2797673>Better help Naru.
>>2797673>>Eavesdrop on what they're talking about.
>>2797673>Eavesdrop on what they're talking about.
>>2797663Who's to say that she isn't asking for lewd magic?
>>2797673Well, looks like we've got a tie so we'll have to roll it off!1. Help2. Eavesdrop
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2797743Gah! Forgot the roll!
Rolled 20, 5, 13 = 38 (3d20)>>2797746You admit, you were a bit curious about what the two clerics could be talking about. You always found the relationship between Solana and Naru rather odd. How could one of the head priestesses of the church have such an intimate friendship with a self-admitted disgraced cleric?Still, given how Naru tries to avoid Solana as much as possible, seeing them together was a rather area occasion. You try to sneak a little bit closer to them...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2797752>that 20
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2797752
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2797752
>>2797752However, you're caught off guard when Solana suddenly spins around, Naru still held tight in her group. Her face still displayed a smile, but your instincts could detect a hint of malice hidden behind it. "Oh, Templar, I didn't see you there!" Solana says cheerfully. "It's almost as if you were trying to sneak up on us!" >Of course you weren't.>Admit your sin.>Other
>>2797772>>Of course you weren't.We do not sneak.
>>2797772>Of course you weren't.
>>2797772>Of course you weren't.How could a man in full plate armor sneak?
>>2797772>>Of course you weren't.
>>2797772You just shrug and rap a fist against your chest plate, causing a loud ringing sound. You couldn't sneak around in this heavy armor, even if you wanted to."Haha, of course! Silly me!" Solana laughs. "Actually, you just came at the perfect time!" "Don't you FUCKING DAAAARE!" Naru whines a she tries to wriggle out of Solana's grip. "Templar, wouln't you think Naru would make a wonderful mother?" Solana says with a giddiness you usually only saw in young children.>She certainly could if she wanted to.>Not really...?>Don't be silly, she already is one.>Other
>>2797821>She certainly could if she wanted to.
>>2797821>>Don't be silly, she already is one.
>>2797821>Don't be silly, she already is one.Team Mom!
>>2797821You just turn and point to Nino, who was still getting doted on by Janice. Naru was already pretty much a mother, considering keeping an eye on the troublesome little mage was practically a full time effort. "Oh my... oh my." Solana's gasp quickly transitions into a giddy smile. "Oh this makes so much sense! No wonder my instincts were going off!""How about you GET OFF!" Naru wails, her cheeks blushing. "But you haven't made it official yet, have you?" Solana wonders. "If that's the case, she'd still be considered a ward of the Mage Guild, which would be rather troublesome...""Wait, are you saying we should ADOPT Nino?" Naru croaks. "T-that's crazy! It'll never work!""Do you know who you're talking to?" Solana winks.>We'll worry about that another day. >We'd certainly appreciate it.>Other
>>2797873Lets not rush into anything.
>>2797873>if you wish too, it is your decision, but it would make our lives easier.
>>2797873>We'd certainly appreciate it.
>>2797873>>But who will the dad be?
>>2797873You just shrug. You honestly were not sure if this was something to pursue. But, if Solana was insistent enough on it, she was free to pursue it."Hm, well, I suppose it's not the best time to be talking about such things." Solana laughs. "I think Naru has enough on her plate right now!""And you're not helping!" Naru wails. However, you're all interrupted when the great set of double doors leading to the meeting hall swing open, and what looks to be Lucina's majordomo strides out. "The meeting shall commence shortly." The majordomo announces loudly yet calmly. "Will all invited parties please assemble.""Well, you better be going along!" Solana says, giving you a light push towards the doors. "Please keep a close on on my husband and Vally, will you? Solaire can get rather passionate at times."Yes, you were well aware of that. You nod and turn away."Wait!" Naru squeaks. "Don't leave me wit-"Naru's voice is suddenly cut off. How, you weren't sure, as you didn't have the heart to turn back and look to see what Solana had done to your cleric. Helbrecht is already at the door, waiting for you. Each main representative could bring a second with them. You were Helbrecht's second. If you recalled correctly, Valentia would be with Solaire, Janice and Artya would be there together, and you were fairly sure Lucina would be representing the kingdom herself. As for Elias, you weren't really sure who would be accompanying him. "Are you ready?" Helbrecht asks simply, turning his iron gaze to you. >Let's get this meeting started.>Actually, I want to see [specify] first.>Other
>>2797913>Let's get this meeting started.Game on.
>>2797913>Let's get this meeting started.Let's roll
>>2797913>>Let's get this meeting started.
>>2797913>Let's get this meeting started.
>>2797913You nod and walk into the meeting hall alongside Helbrecht.Up ahead, there was large, circular table with chairs set up for all of the assembled parties. Lucina naturally was at the opposite end of the table, directly across from you and Helbrecht. To your sides were the representatives of the Paladins, Mages, and the demihuman tribe. You looked to Elias, and noted that he had brought Justine as his second. A wise choice. Justine was the more level headed half of the Twins. It was the first time you've actually seen them apart, though. However, you did notice something odd. It wasn't Artya accompanying Janice, but Morgan. What was she doing here?>Go confront Morgan.>Stay put. The meeting's about to start. >Other
>>2797952>Stay put. The meeting's about to start.
>>2797952>>Stay put. The meeting's about to start.
>>2797952You simply stay put. The meeting was about to start, after all. "I suppose we should get things started." Lucina says calmly, her eyes scanning all of the gathered attendees. "I'm sure all of us are familiar with each other at this point, so we'll skip the formalities and get straight to the point." Lucina then snaps her fingers and the table begins to glow. A phantom projection of Eisenwand and the surrounding territories materializes in the center of the table. You forgot that Lucina had studied with the Mages and learned a spell or two from them. "Solaire, can you please explain to me why an army of Paladins has marched down here without telling anybody?""Ah, well, it appears that my subordinates were a bit...eager to react to the Black Templar movements." Solaire explains. "Obviously, it's always a great concern when such a large, armed force from any faction is moving about with such speed and determination.""I commend him for covering for his subordinates." Helbrecht mutters to you. "But there is a time and place for exercising discretion, but I suspect Solaire does not command as much respect in the Paladins as he used to."Well, Helbrecht was certainly blunt in wondering out loud to you that Solaire may be unreliable as a force to keep the Paladins reined in.>Solaire is still a perfectly capable leader.>You may have a point.>Other
>>2797999>>You may have a point.
>>2797999> The Elves are a problem which need to be dealt with, before they cause more problems.
>>2797999>You may have a point.Though I'd argue his frequent adventures and misadventures does force the subordinates to act on his behalf without him knowing.
>>2797999>You may have a point.
>>2797999>>Solaire is still a perfectly capable leader.
>>2797999>You may have a point.We just got him out of trouble last time. He should behave as a head paladin not as a lone warrior
>>2797999>Solaire is still a perfectly capable leader.He'd just need to stop running off to do quests. That's what he has subordinates for.
>>2797999You give a reluctant nod to Helbrecht's words. Solaire's heart was certainly in the right place, but the fact that he was spending most of his time adventuring in the Frontier rather than actually running the Paladins was a telling sign that the the order was capable of operating without his knowledge or authority. You quietly wonder if Solaire himself was realized this. Valentia's concerned look at her father seemed to indicate that she at the very least was acutely aware the problem. It made sense, since the first time you met her, she was in the middle of trying to find him on one of his many excursions. "Well, despite the differences between our orders..." Solaire turns to you and Helbrecht. "I would still look forward to both our sides cooperating to ensure the safety of this wonderful kingdom."Helbrecht is quiet for a moment, as if considering his options. You knew that ideally, the Paladins would assist the Templars in the field, or focus on the defending the city so that more Templars could be freed up for frontline duty. But this would mean accepting and allowing potential enemies to be at your side or to your rear. >Have the Paladins assist the Templars on the frontlines.>Have the Paladins focus on defending the city.>The Templars don't need any help from the Paladins.>Other
>>2798030>Have the Paladins focus on defending the city.
>>2798030>>Have the Paladins focus on defending the city.
>>2798030>Have the Paladins assist the Templars on the frontlines.
>>2798030>The Templars don't need any help from the Paladins.
>>2798030You look to Helbrecht and give him a slight, encouraging nod. If anything, Paladins could be trusted with protecting the general populace, and them staying behind in the city meant they wouldn't constantly be hounding the Templars or looking over their shoulders. That would be a good compromise."Then continue your protection of this fair city." Helbrecht rumbles. "Your order can do what it does best while ours can focus on what we do best.""If that it is what you wish." Solaire nods. He then glances briefly at Valentia. "But would you at the very least accept an observer to accompany you? We Paladins do not like to be kept in the dark, after all."Helbrecht turns his gaze to you. Valentia was your acquaintance, after all. >Valentia can be trusted not to cause trouble.>It's better she stay in the city with the other Paladins.>Other
>>2798054>>Valentia can be trusted not to cause trouble.
>>2798054>Valentia can be trusted not to cause trouble.
>>2798054>Valentia can be trusted not to cause trouble.Plus, if anything bad happens to the main Paladins, she'll be one of the survivors
>>2798054Valentia can be trusted not to cause trouble.
>>2798054You given approving nod and thumbs up. You had fought alongside Valentia long enough that you knew she could be a trusted companion. "Very well. We will honor your request." Helbrecht says simply. "So the previous arrangement stands. The Paladins will take charge of the defense of the city while the Templars will be concerned with offensive operations.""That's the idea." Solaire says in agreement. :"And what of our new allies?" Helbrecht turns to Janice. "Will they be contributing to the war effort?""Well, we'd have to run a message back to our village which will take some time." Janice explains. "But rest assured, these Elves have been causing us trouble too, so we'll gladly help!" "From what I've been told, your scouts would be invaluable in tracking the enemy." Helbrecht agrees. "But how long would we have to wait?""A couple weeks, at the very least." Janice replies. "Hmmm..." Helbrecht pauses. Two weeks was a long time to be sitting around. >We should stay put until then.>We can't just sit still and wait for them arrive.>Other
>>2798081>We can't just sit still and wait for them arrive.Not a full scale assault or anything. More like diversionary raids, misinformation campaigns, or pretty much anything to stall for time.
>>2798081We can't just sit still and wait for them arrive.
>>2798081>>2798082A spoiling attack, then.
>>2798081>We can't just sit still and wait for them arrive.
>>2798082Vote for Skirmishing.
>>2798081>>We should stay put until then.
>>2798081You just look at Helbrecht, trusting that he knew the best course of action. "We cannot afford to sit by and wait for your people to arrive." Helbrecht says in careful, measured words. "But I am not foolish enough to commit my full forces without intelligence, either. We will continue to send out skirmishing parties to pressure and maintain contact with the Elves. With any luck we will convince them of the foolish of their actions.""And if they don't?" Solaire asks with a mixture of caution and curiosity. "You know very well what tactics we would resort to." Helbrecht replies coldly and turns to Elias. "And you have been rather quiet all this time, Mage. Have you no words on this matter?""I'm merely here as an observer. The Mage Guild officially has no involvement in this matter." Elias replies simply, his eyes simmering softly.""Hmph." Helbrecht grunts. He apparently was not surprised at that response. "High Marshal." Lucina says calmly. "You may not approve of this idea, but I was wondering... my kingdom hosts many adventurers as you can see. While they aren't exactly soldiers, many of them have close ties to this city and I'm confident that I can convince them to help our cause.""An army of irregulars, eh?" Helbrecht muses as he looks to you. "Well, Templar? You've been living among these people. What's your take on this?">They would be a valuable supporting force.>As Lucina said, they're not soldiers. I'd rather not see them slaughtered.>Other
>>2798100>>They would be a valuable supporting force.
>>2798100>They would be a valuable supporting force.Skirmishers. The Templars should be used for the set-piece battles.
>>2798100>They would be a valuable supporting force.
>>2798100>>They would be a valuable supporting force.Would be great to get some dwarven engineers for some 'secret projects' like flying fortresses
>>2798100They would be valuable support.
>They would be a valuable supporting force.
>>2798100You nod at the suggestion. Any adventurer that signs up would be a valuable supporting force, especially for the small scale operations Helbrecht was envisioning in order to buy time until Janice's demihuman support arrived."I suppose that settles it." Helbrecht nods. "I trust that you would assume command of such a force, you highness." "Of course." Lucina grins. "Don't worry, I'll make sure they don't get in your way.""Thank you for your consideration." Helbrecht nods. "Will that be all?""Well, does anybody here have anything else to add?" Lucina wonders as she looks around the meeting hall. Nobody speaks up. "Then this meeting is adjourned. You are all dismissed.""I will return to the Monastery to get an update on Ozen and Havel's efforts." Helbrecht informs you. "What shall you be doing?">Return to the Monastery as well.>Confront Morgan privately.>Other
>>2798122>>Confront Morgan privately.
>>2798122Return to the monastery.
>>2798122>Confront Morgan privately.
>>2798122>OtherAsk Lucina what exactly are her war aims.
>>2798122As the gathered warriors and dignitaries begin to disperse, you quickly yet calmly begin making your way over to Morgan. It was time for you to get to the bottom of what was going on here...>And that's it for tonight! We'll continue things on Saturday so be sure to come back here tomorrow!
>>2798148Thanks for the run OP!
>>2798148Thanks for running Merc!
Wait, will you use this thread or start a new one?
>>2798157We'll still be using this same thread!
>>2798122> Mention having seen Mage Knights in the city Don't mention they attacked you.
>>2798148Hopefully this wasn't too late. But this would be a perfect time to pressure the mages since if they have Mage Knights around them they are obviously preparing for SOMETHING. So the question is what.
>>2798148You approach Morgan, who sees you and stays behind. Both Janice and Helbrecht pause, but then continue on, deciding to leave the two of you to your devices. Lucina looks at the two of you curiously, and Morgan gives her a grim look that seems to communicate to the princess that privacy was desired. Lucina immediately nods in understand and motions for her guards to follow her out. The doors to the great hall then swing shut, leaving you alone with Morgan in this cavernous room.You cross your arms, intending for Morgan to explain herself. "I've... been doing some snooping while you were off playing soldier." Morgan sighs. You glance at the table. Something that involved Elias and Janice?"I've been following up on those assassins and those Mage Knights that attacked us." Morgan grunts, a slightly displeased look on her face. "The fact that so many outsiders have been converging here isn't a coincidence. So I had Janice help sweep the forest and strong armed Elias into giving up more intel.">Good job.>I'm a bit concerned you did all this without telling me.>Other
>>2800030>Good job.> Mope a little bit that she didn't think to include you. Morosely rap your armor to acknowledge that you aren't very stealthy.
>>2800030Supporting >>2800042>>2798839Perhaps they're exploring the deepest depths of the city for some magical secret?
>>2800030You give Morgan an approving nod, but at the same time slouch down a bit, depressed that Morgan didn't include you on all this. "Sorry, you're not exactly subtle, you know?" Morgan grins as she raps a knuckle on your breastplate. "Besides, I think we're at the point where we're going to need some muscle, anyways."You perk up at those words. Does that mean she has a lead?"Well, it shouldn't be a surprise, but there's a couple of well placed nobles in the civilized territories that have been funneling money into the Frontier, and it isn't going into Eisenwand." Morgan crosses her arms. "I think Lucina's suspicions were correct, in that there's collusion among the inner kingdoms to force a confrontation between her and the Elves. Those assassins came at a very inconvenient time, when Paladins were marching into Eisenwand and Solaire was off in the wild. Those Mage Knights were out to recover Nino so badly that they were willing to fight us face to face. And here's our lead."Morgan reaches into her pocket and takes out a tattered scroll. On it was what looked to be a map of a castle. "Janice found it off the body of one of the assassins." Morgan explains. "No doubt an insurance policy in case they didn't get paid. It matches up to castle of one Baron Gilead Hotzendorf."You return your gaze at Morgan. Was her intention to kill this man...?"Do you have the problem?" Morgan raises an eyebrow. "If he's really one of the guys pulling the strings, getting rid of him gets rid of a lot of complications.">Sounds like a good idea.>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.>Other
>>2800289>>Sounds like a good idea.
>>2800289>Sounds like a good idea.
>>2800289>>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.
>>2800289>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.While I love her spirit on this one, there's a substantial possibility that this is 4D elf trickery to start a civil war amongst the humans. Assassination is too clean of casus belli to risk.
>>2800289>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.
>>2800289>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.That could potentially make a huge echo.
>>2800289>>>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.
>>2800289>Assassinating a noble is just as foolish as it would be ineffective.He should be captured and brought to justice. He's not alone in this endeavor and we might be able to get him to flip on the others.
>>2800289You vehemently shake your. Assuming the evidence was even accurate, targeting a noble like this would carry grave repercussions. It could spur the other kingdoms to actively move against the Templars or Eisenwand if your involvement was ever found out. "Then, do we just sit around do nothing?" Morgan's hands ball into fists. "We just let them keep coming at us?">We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.>We need to focus on the Elven problem, not chase shadows. >Other
>>2800404>>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.We may also need to use disguises, or our reputation to earn an audience.
>>2800404>>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.
>>2800404>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.We need enough to bring it before Helbrecht. No way we're doing anything that drastic without approval from higher ups.
>>2800404Gather more information.
>>2800404>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.Also going with a bit of>>2800415>disguisesMorgan donning her fancy dress again, and using her influence as the mysterious beauty at the Elf party?
>>2800404>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.Then we bring it to Helbrecht
>>2800404>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more
>>2800404>We're going to need more evidence. A LOT more.
>>2800404>We need to focus on the Elven problem, not chase shadows.
>>2800433Not sure if she'd be let in since they know they'd probably have their heads shoved in if Templar found out they tried to woo her over. Unless Templar took a disguise as well.
>>2800404You cross your arms. You knew for a fact that there would have to be more evidence. A LOT more to even consider moving against a noble."All right, then we continue to investigate." Morgan nods. "But all our leads have basically dried up here. To investigate more means I'd have to go the source."You give Morgan a worried look. You knew what that meant."I can bring Niko withe me too, if you're afraid of me going alone." Morgan assures you. >You can trust Morgan to handle this on her own. >You'd feel better with Niko accompanying her. >You can't afford to send Morgan away at this stage in the campaign.>Other
>>2800504>You can trust Morgan to handle this on her own.
>>2800504>You'd feel better with Niko accompanying her.
>>2800504>You'd feel better with Niko accompanying her.Always have someone watching your back
>>2800504>>You'd feel better with Niko accompanying her.
>>2800504>You can trust Morgan to handle this on her own.Better set up a time limit for the mission before we assume the worst.
>>2800504Let Niko go along.
>>2800504>You can't afford to send Morgan away at this stage in the campaign.
>>2800504You nod and hold up two fingers, showing that you would prefer that Morgan bring some backup with her. "Heh, figured you'd say that. I'm sure Niko would be down for it." Morgan pauses and then shuffles around nervously. "I'm planning to head out at first light, so..."You give an understanding nod. Better that fewer people knew she was gone, right?"Just make sure Romulus and Engel are properly taken care of!" Morgan reminds you. You nod again. Of course you'd see to their well being. "And it's likely we won't be able to contact each other easily, so well... erm..."Morgan looks away nervously, as unable to summon the courage to continue.>You help her get ready for the journey. >You'll make sure tonight is a night to remember.>Other
>>2800572>You'll make sure tonight is a night to remember.I don't get it, why's there only one choice?
>>2800572Help her get ready for the journey.
>>2800572>>You'll make sure tonight is a night to remember.
>>2800572>You'll make sure tonight is a night to remember.
>>2800572>>You help her get ready for the journey.
>>2800572>You help her get ready for the journey.>The faster she gets ready, the more time we'll have to make this a night to last.Of course, if she's that depressed about not being in contact with us, we could always go with her as her bodyguard. Though we'd have to employ a masterful disguise that's also our last resort: not actually wearing a helmet.
>>2800607Considering the description of templar, I wouldn't be surprised if we could pull off a nobleman disguise, or even a noblewoman.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2800572...
>>2800616Templar is hated by elves because he's prettier than all of them.
>>2800632You just nod and put a reassuring hand on Morgan's shoulder, giving her an encouraging thumbs up with the other. The message was clear.Morgan's face immediately goes red and her tail wags furiously at your silent suggestions. "I-I mean, I wouldn't be opposed to it..." Morgan mumbles. "But where would we even meet for such a thing? I mean, the Monastery's not exactly empty anymore...>You'll trust she'll figure something out.>You've got an idea or two.>Other
>>2800643>You've got an idea or two.
>>2800643>>You've got an idea or two.
>>2800643You trust she will figure something out.
>>2800643Hm, well, you DID have an idea or two that you could suggest to Morgan.There was always the abandoned rampart you and Morgan spent the night at after the formal party, in the light of the burning forest. That spot held some special significance, at least to you. Or, well, you should consider Morgan's feelings. Perhaps she'd like to meet at a secluded spot in the woods. You do remember that little hidden stream she liked to bathe and fish at.Or hell, you could just throw caution to the wind and have Engel fly you both... somewhere. Anywhere. >The abandoned rampart.>Morgan's secret spot.>Wherever the winds take you.>Other
>>2800722>The abandoned rampart.
>>2800722>Wherever the winds take you.Mile high club?
>>2800722>Morgan's secret spot.
>>2800722>>Morgan's secret spot.>>2800722
>>2800722>>Morgan's secret spot.
>>2800722>>How about over at Lucina's house?Yeah, I know.
>>2800722>>Morgan's secret spot.>inb4 there was something behind the waterfall the whole time.
>>2800722You nod and pat Morgan on the shoulder again. You've got a spot in mind, but you want to keep it a surprise for now. "All right, just let me know where once the time comes..." Morgan sighs, still trying to calm herself down. You suppose Romulus would be a suitable messenger/guide. No problem. "Anyways, I'm going to drop by the market to grab some supplies." Morgan explains. "What's on your schedule?">You were going to go train some neophytes and acolytes at the Monastery.>You want to see how Valentia is dealing with all of this. >Better go make sure Nino hasn't gotten into any extra trouble.>Other
>>2800777>>You were going to go train some neophytes and acolytes at the Monastery.Maybe our own adoptive brothers and sisters are here?
>>2800777>Better go make sure Nino hasn't gotten into any extra trouble.
>>2800777>You were going to go train some neophytes and acolytes at the Monastery.
>>2800777>>Better go make sure Nino hasn't gotten into any extra trouble.
>>2800777>You want to see how Valentia is dealing with all of this.
>>2800777You decide that too much time had past to haven not laid eyes on Nino at some point. You just nod to Morgan and make your way to the great hall doors. Hopefully she wouldn't be causing too much of a ruckus...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2800885Witness me.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2800885
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2800885I hope she learned her lesson.
>>2800885Fortunately, the scene you see doesn't immediately involve lots of fire or destruction, so Nino wasn't using her magic haphazardly at least. However, at this point, it seemed that the majority of the attendees had already left. It seemed only Lucina and Solana had remained, with Solana still chatting up a reluctant Naru while Lucina was keeping watch on Nino in Naru's stead. "Oh, Templar, you're finally finished!" Solana smiles. "You were in there alone with Morgan for a rather long time!""Heh, did ya get busy in there?" Niko chuckles."I hope not. That's a very expensive table." Lucina chimes in. "Q-quit it!" Morgan wails as Romulus comes bounding in to her defense."Hey! Noooo fighting!" Nino exclaims.It's then that you realize Nino was riding on Lucina's shoulders, seemingly without a care in the world. >That's really cute.>[Jealousy intensifies]>Other
>>2800926>>That's really cute.
>>2800926>That's really cute.
>>2800926>That's really cutebut>[Jealousy intensifies]
>>2800926>That's really cute.>"Hey! Noooo fighting!" Nino exclaims.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W75QxHgpoM
>>2800926You can't help but admit the sight of Lucina carrying Nino around on her shoulders was extremely endearing. You just pat Nino on the head, your height still allowing you to reach that head. "Ah, Templar, would you mind taking charge of Nino for a bit?" Solana says cheerfully as she basically picks up Naru. "I'm going to catch up with Naru for a while, so she'll be indisposed for the time being!""Help meeeeeeee...!" Naru croaks."Heh, I can keep an eye on her for you, if you want." Lucina suggests.Meanwhile, Morgan has already slipped out of the area, no doubt to make her preparations. Niko was also gone, no doubt already roped into Morgan's plans. Romulus remained at your side, though.>You can take charge of Nino.>Lucina can keep an eye on Nino. >You and Lucina can watch her together.>Better rescue Naru.>Other
>>2801002>You and Lucina can watch her together and chat.
>>2801002>You and Lucina can watch her together.
>>2801002>>Better rescue Naru.
>>2801002>>You and Lucina can watch her together.
>>2801002>Lucina can keep an eye on Nino.
>>2801002You just look at Lucina and shrug. The both of you could keep an eye on Nino in the meantime. "All right! We'll be seeing you later then!" Solana waves as she drags Naru out with her. You wave back."Traitor!" Naru hisses right before being pulled out of sight. "Hm, so, what shall we do, then?" Lucina asks, suddenly looking a bit more nervous."Anything!" Nino cheers.>Explore the palace?>Walk around the city?>Other
>>2801051> Find a good place to eat.
>>2801051>>Explore the palace?
>>2801051>Explore the palace?
>>2801051>Explore the palace?We should find that Mage, and just stare at him. Uncomfortably long stares. Radiating disappointment. Remember, Elias fucking knew about this Mage Knight BS and was unable/unwilling to tell us.
>>2801051You just motion around. Surely there was something interesting to explore in the palace?"Ah, well, I suppose there are a few..." Lucina concedes. "What would you like to see?">The library.>The armory.>The war room.>The throne room.>Surprise me.>Other
>>2801111>>The library.squirt'll love it
>>2801111You simply shrug again. It was Lucina's castle. Surely she'd know all the interesting parts?"Hm, all right then, a surprise it is!" Lucina nods."Yay! Adventure!" Nino cheers.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2801160
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2801160Rolling.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2801160
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2801160
>>2801160You follow Lucina as she guides you through the vast halls of the palace, and you note how your little party was gaining elevation as you walked up what looked to be a large spiral staircase. You look to Lucina curiously. What was so special about this place?"Don't worry, you'll see." Lucina grins as she continues to usher you upward. Eventually, you come across a large, circular room, the roof being a large dome. However, that wasn't the only thing you noticed. Above on the roof, you could see countless like twinkling, with small, ghostly apparitions of celestial bodies hanging in the sky like fruit. "This is our observatory." Lucina says proudly. "We had it installed many years ago, to keep an eye on the celestial realm.""Woooooooow." Nino gasps. "So you had this hidden here this whole time!""It's not hidden." Lucina rolls her eyes. "Just not mentioned much.">Neat>Astronomy really isn't your thing.>Other
>>2801194>OtherPoint out the Celestial representation of your God.
>>2801194>>NeatShall we stare directly at Sol?
>>2801194>Astronomy really isn't your thing.
>>2801194You just nod, impressed at the sight of the ghost sky above you. Such an enchantment must have taken a great deal of time and money to develop. Yet another sign of Lucina and her family's apparent wealth. Nino at this point had leapt off of Lucina's shoulders and was now doing laps around the room, her gaze stuck to the ceiling. "This is so cool!" She squeals. "Luci! What did your family need an observatory like this for?""Honestly? Probably just to show off." Lucina chuckles. "But I suppose it also ties into their fascination with magic. The Celestial Realm holds many secrets, after all."You look at Lucina. Was that why she received Mage training?"It was as much my parents' desire as mine." Lucina smiles warmly. "I suppose I had a boundless curiosity about magic when I was little.">Sounds nice. >Sounds rather dangerous.>Other
>>2801296>>Sounds rather dangerous.
>>2801296>Sounds rather dangerous.
>>2801296You just give an encouraging nod to Lucina. Seemed like a healthy hobby to have. "Um, Nino, what are you doing?" Lucina blinks as she glances the little mage, who was now projecting a magic circle around her. "This spell looks really nice, but it's actually kinda amateur!" Nino explains as the spell circle begins to glow. "I just figured I'd improve it a little!""Erm... is that safe?" Lucina says as she glances to you. Poor girl, she didn't know."Of course it is!" Nino says confidently. >Better put a stop to that. >Nino knows what she's doing... usually.>Other
>>2801361>Better put a stop to that.
>>2801361>Nino knows what she's doing... usually.
>>2801361>>Nino knows what she's doing... usually.
>>2801361>Nino knows what she's doing... usually.Just don't blow up the place, bend everone's gender, or give random enchantments to things.
>>2801361> Just keep it reasonable.
>>2801361>Better put a stop to that.No exploding other people's houses.
>>2801361You don't do anything to stop Nino or the little ritual that was taking place. You were certain that Nino knew what she was doing. At least, that was what you were hoping when the magical inscription begins glowing brighter and brighter...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2801476
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2801476Come on 20.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2801476
>>2801479That's not what we want.
>>2801479The last time I rolled this late into the night the same thing happened, I'm never rolling again
>>2801479Oh Sol, what did I say about explosions and other people's houses?
>>2801479Oh nooooWould you like to use a FATE POINT to negate that 1? You currently only have 1 point!>Y>N
>>2801503>NI feel that Nino needs to start learning from her mistakes.
>>2801503>FATE POINT USED>No fate points remain!There's a flash of light, temporarily blinding you. When your vision finally clears up, through, you pause at what you see. It looks like Nino had made her own little improvements to the observatory's enchantment. All of the stars and Celestial bodies were now actively moving and orbiting in the air, rather than just hanging in the sky like motionless lanterns. Every so often, a shooting star or comet would streak past, leaving a trail of glittering late in its wake."Beautiful..." Lucina gasps. "Thank you, NIno.""Heh! No problem!" Nino puffs up with pride. "Just saw a few things I could tweak!"However, all this stargazing reminded you of your promise to Morgan. You turn to Lucina and bow your head in deference to her. "Oh, do you have to go now?" Lucina blinks. "Don't worry, I'll make sure to send Nino back to the Monastery.""Hey! I wanna go with you!" Nino whines. You shake your head vehemently. Nino was one of the LAST people you wanted walking in on you and Morgan. You just give her one more headpat before dashing off, motioning for Romulus to follow you. You head for Morgan's secret spot while you send Romulus off to summon Morgan herself. When you do reach the spot you find that...>You have apparently gotten there first.>Morgan is already waiting for you.>Other
>>2801524>You have apparently gotten there first.
>>2801524>OtherAnother couple is using it for a tryst
>>2801524Morgan is waiting for you in a stunning outfit.
>>2801524You're apparently at the spot first, and it appears that you are alone here. That is, until you feel something drop down on your back. "You shouldn't let your guard down like that~." Morgan giggles as she whispers in your ear. "Don't you know predators like to prowl the forest at night?"You just simply nod as Morgan practically tears your helmet off and tosses it aside. Looks like she wanted to take the lead tonight...>And that's it for tonight! The next thread will be on Friday, so don't miss it!
>>2801531Thanks for running again Merc!
>>2801503> no fate points leftAhahahahha
>>2801531Agressive Morgan is the best.
>>2801531Thanks for the run, boss!>>2801766Just wait until she's really in heat.
>>2801766>>2801784I'm more surprised that we haven't knocked her up yet considering this is around the third time we were intimate with her.There's only so many times we can just pull out.
>>2802026Who says we are able to have kids with her at all, let alone easily?
>>2802424>>2802026There's a lot of different possibilities ranging from mundane science to divine intervention.Maybe it could take a bit more effort to conceive due to different genetics like crossbreeding a horse and a donkey to make a mule. Maybe Sol is pulling a Divine Miracle from his ass to make Templar shoot blanks, do a weird reverse Virgin Mary, or pull out on time because the future depends on the both Templar and Morgan to be on their A-game. Or maybe they just don't recognize premarital sex for their champions?
>>2802026Uh, how would we even know that? This is a setting with medieval technology, there's no pregnancy test unless there's some sort of spell for it. If there is, how would she know to get tested? Not every woman who gets pregnant goes through pregnancy sickness.Also, most of the time, sex doesn't lead to pregnancy. Human females are only fertile for a few days in a 28 day cycle. And if she's closer to a wolf in terms of estrus cycle, that's only once a year in winter.
>>2802552>>2802026Why do you think MCs always fuck beast girls in manga?
>>2805935They like tail