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. Being placed in a garrison out in the middle of nowhere wasn't the promotion you had imagined, but after the death of your commander, your rise though the ranks seemed that much more possible. Through your leadership, your garrison holds its ground through an assault and infiltration by rebel forces and manages to capture two of its heroes. After transporting the two of them to the Capital, Queen Quintis decided to promote you to Captain and to add you to her collection of personal agents.You reach out and place your hand on Mildri’s shoulder and stop her advance, she flinches under the contact but stops moving. “He’s right Mildri, If we go in there tired we’ll make mistakes possibly fatal ones.” Mildri gives you one pleading look before giving in to her own exhaustion and slumping down to the floor. “We’ll camp inside this tunnel in case another landslide happens.” You call back to Selenas and Randolf who shuffle into the tunnel with the horses. Moments after you are all packed into the tunnel, the entrance door slides shut.“Damit,” Randolf curses as he runs his hands against the entrance rock, pushing against it and calling out the password to no avail. Suddenly the tunnel is plunged into darkness as Mildri’s magic light winks out. The horses snort, whinny and stomp as Randolf lets out another curse.Baldr Blooddragon: Equipment:>Full Plate Armor>Plate of the Savior’s Mercy (once per in game day you will survive a mortal blow)>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, can see through minor illusions)>1 energy potion>1 healing potion>1 Explosive Grenado>0 GoldBooks:>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 your dice damage.>Commanding Voice: Your words will be heard over the loudest of noises and when directly giving orders, the recipients of those orders gain a +2 to their rolls. You also gain +1 when intimidating others.>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Mid+Boss+Quest
>>2842147“Mildri?” you call out as you feel your way back toward her. Your feet contact her before your hands do and you nearly trip over her. Sparks flash as Selenas attempts to light a torch the flares of light give you brief looks at Mildri. She appeared to be fine just sitting on the ground leaning against the wall of the tunnel and when Selenas’s torch flared to life, it was clear that she was unconscious, sleeping.Taking the torch from Selenas you say, “I’ll take first watch, the rest of you get some sleep.” Agreeing without a word, Selenas and Randolf lay down to rest and moments later the sound of their slow and steady breaths are the only sounds to be heard. >Roll me some d20s
>>2842148Apologies for just disappearing like that, I got caught up in the move back to college and the quest took a back seat, Things are a little more stable now, but with my semester just starting I don’t know how often I will be able to post but fear not I will not give up on the quest.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2842148>>2842151To be honest QM, I just assumed that you were getting burned out and wanted to drop it like a lot of other QMs.
>>2842161>I was also sorta getting sorta burnt, but QM's dropping quests always pissed me off as a player so I didn't want to do it.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2842172hey, you are back, I almost missed this
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2842148
>>2842172That's the spirit, nice to see you back.
>>2842172Great to see you back, I missed this quest.
>>2842148>>2842161>>2842464>>2842465Time passes slowly as you stare down the dark hallway deeper into the cave. Staring into that dark abyss you find it hard to keep your mind from wander. You think back to the fort and the goblin’s you left behind. Grintol, your wolf master and the closest thing you had to a second in command. Niddle your unfortunate patient and test subject for the detox potion. Reminiscing deeply you almost miss the light gathering at the end of the hall.A deep gruff voice intoned at an attempted whisper and from what you could hear, it sounded like dwarvish, the voice was quickly silenced by another as the light at the end of the hall grew brighter.>Douse your torch and lay flat against the ground if they don’t see anything they might just turn around.>Rouse everyone and prepare for a fight.>Rush them, if you can surprise them, you might just win.>[Write In]
>>2842738>Douse your torch and lay flat against the ground if they don’t see anything they might just turn around.and >Rouse everyone and prepare for a fight.only Raymond and Selenas, the mage is probably still drained
>>2842738>Rouse everyone and prepare for a fight.
>>2842779>Douse your torch and lay flat against the ground if they don’t see anything they might just turn around.>Rouse everyone and prepare for a fight.FUKKING DORFS!
>>2842738>Douse your torch and lay flat against the ground if they don’t see anything they might just turn around.Not even a moment of rest.
>>2842738>>2842779>>2842988>>2843044You quickly whip the torch in a circle and snuff it in your armpit before lying down as quietly as you could. Prone, you inch your way over to your sleeping companions. You reach Randolf first and shake him awake, his bloodshot eyes snap open and he begins to groan at the sight of you “Fiv-“ he begins but you clamp your hand over your mouth and point down the tunnel. He growls deeply and gives you a nod, while readying himself.You then crawl over to Selenas who was contorted into the oddest possible sleeping positon, her mouth was agape and her half of her hair was crammed into it while she snored quietly. Giving her a nudge she snorts loudly and you quickly cover her mouth. Selenas panics and starts to struggle violently until she recognizes you. You gesture to the ever increasing light and she seems to understand and begins to ready herself.You turn to face the incoming threat when the first dwarf sticks his head around the corner.>Roll me some d20s gentlemen
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2844448>Selenas slob sleeping a cute
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2844448
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2844448
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2844448You're not dead! Quest is back! YES!>>2844511Nooooooooo
>>2844545>1 SuccessYou lay as still as possible as five dwarves make their way down the tunnel. The light from a single lantern carried by the forward most dwarf dimly illuminates you and your companions as the group comes closer. You tighten your grip on your halberd and prepare to leap to your feet when the dwarves halt suddenly. They exchange curt whispers before advancing toward a dark figure silhouetted against one of the walls. Mildri, you had forgotten to move her. The dwarves circle around her and exchange more whispers.You glance back at Randolf who gives you a slow shake of his head and at Selenas who is barely restraining herself. What are you going to do with this mess?>Stay down and watch, blowing your cover now could lead to everyone dying.>Stand and rush them, you have to save Mildri>[Write In]
>>2844549>Stand and rush themAround dwarves, watch your drawers...or something like that.
>>2844549>>Stand and rush them but let's not outright attack them, maybe surprise them and surrender one
>>2844549>Stand and rush them
>>2844549>>Stay down and watch, blowing your cover now could lead to everyone dying.
>>2844549>>2844575>>2844822>>2844840You look at Selenas and give her a nod, you had to rescue and now would be your best chance. You turn to Randolf and with a cock of your head motion him to follow you. Randolf silently sighs and rolls his eyes before, soundlessly grasping his canteen and taking a swig from it. You yourself take a deep breath before rising to your feet.>Give me some d20+3s to see if you got the drop on them.
Rolled 17 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2845015
Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2845015
Rolled 16 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>2845015Drop your weapons!
>>2845015You jump to your feet and are on the dwarves in a heartbeat, the first of they just start to turn as you prepare to attack.Baldur Blooddragon>HP: 20/20>Attack Bonuses: >Decent Weapon +1>Defense Bonuses:>Full Armor +3>Misc. Effects:>Experienced +2 to dice damage>Got the drop +3 to dice damage (2 rounds VS.5 Dwarves>HP: Healthy>Attack Bonuses:Decent weapons +1>Defense Bonuses:Lightly Armored +1>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>Order the dwarves to stand downEngagement:>How many of the dwarves do you wish to personally engage? Your companions will handle the other ones
>>2845085>>Order the dwarves to stand downI think it's worth to try this first since killing these guys means we will have to fight our way out of these tunnelswe engage 2
>>2845104Ok, I'll go with this
>>2845085>>Order the dwarves to stand downinb4 this turns out bad and if we get no successes lets roll coin of fate
>>2845085>>2845104>>2845130>>2845210In one quick motion you knock the feet out from under the closest dwarf and press the spear point of your halberd to his throat. “Drop your weapons, all of you.” You shout, your commanding voice echoing down the tunnel all of the dwarves turn and stare up at you.>roll some d20+2s let’s see what these dwarves are made of.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2845647>inb4 the're made of the most hardcore badasses this side of the empire
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2845647
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2845647
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2845647
Rolled 12 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>2845647
>>2845647>2 Successes>>2845677>>2845683>>2845710Weapons clatter to the floor as the closest dwarves eyes grow wide with fear and drop their weapons. Randolf immediately steps in on your left and knocks two of the dwarfs to the ground one with a hard kick to the back, another with a mace swing into the back of the dwarf’s leg followed by a buckler backed punch to his chest knocking him flat on his back. Selenas touches her glowing sword to the throat of the dwarf on your right and he stands as still as a statue.Seeing the capture of his fellows the, last dwarf makes a last act of defiance and fear, he reaches out and grabs a handful of Mildri’s hair. Pulling her head up, he draws a dagger from his belt and places the tip of it against Mildri’s neck. Mildri lets loose a pained screech as she is torn from her slumber. In broken Imperial the dwarf barks, “Release them, or she dies.” He pulls Mildri up even higher and presses the knife into her neck hard enough for a trickle of blood to run down her neck. “Now!” he shouts. Mildri acts before you can even respond, her hand closes around the dwarf’s knife hand and pulls it away. Her other hand then snaps to the dwarfs other hand clasping a fistful of hair. The dwarf yelps loudly and his hand releases Mildri’s hair.Mildri rises to her feet and pulls the dwarf’s hands into the air, she then delivers a swift knee into the dwarf’s gut causing him to sputter and go into a coughing fit. Once he regained his breath the dwarf began to scream and thrash violently against Mildri’s grip which seemed to hold him in place like iron shackles. Mildri knees him in the gut again forcing the air from his lungs and cutting off his screams. You and everyone in the tunnel can only watch as Mildri repeats this action twice more, before she finally slams the dwarf’s dagger hand against the stone wall of the tunnel. The dwarf’s hand shatters into ice chunks of flesh and the dwarf lets out a shriek of terror and pain. With one of her hands free Mildri grabs the dwarf’s large beard and pulls it up exposing his neck. Releasing the dwarf’s other hand Mildri grasps his throat immediately cutting off the dwarf’s screams. After what seems like hours to you, Mildri releases the dwarf letting his now limp form crumble to the floor, his head stuck looking up.(1/2)
>>2846393It is now that Mildri turns to the rest of you letting her twisted and anger filled eyes pass of each and every one of you, snarling whenever her gaze passes over a dwarf. Once she finishes her sweep of all of you her face slackens little by little and her posture returns to normal. After a few more moments Mildri blinks and turns around to look at the dead dwarf behind her, “Oh no,” she whimpers “It happened again,” She saws distraughtly. Then she simply crumples in on herself and falls to the floor. No one moves for a few more moments before you manage to get a hold of yourself once more.>You need to check on Mildri and find out what the hell just happened.>Send Selenas to check on her you have prisoners to take care of.>[Write In]
>>2846397>>Send Selenas to check on her you have prisoners to take care of.start interrogatingthis shit was bed, Midri shouldn't have killed that guy, but o well. Let's ask them how much of them there are down here and how do we get out
>>2846397>Send Selenas to check on her you have prisoners to take care of."See if Mildri's okay, she might open up to you better than I."
>>2846397>Send Selenas to check on her you have prisoners to take care of.
>>2846397>>2846451>>2846455>>2846493“Selenas go check on her, I’ll watch these two,” you say as you reposition to cover both dwarves. Snapping out of her own stupor Selenas tentatively edges to Mildri’s side and kneels down beside her.“She’s still breathing, barely, but she doesn’t look good Baldr,” Selenas reports, while you turn your attention to the one standing dwarf, still frozen in shock and horror at Mildri’s actions. Using the end of your halberd you slowly turn the dwarfs head to face you. “What are you doing in Imperial territory dwarf,” You ask. He simply gives a blank stare. You tap the side of his head with your halberd and the dwarf finally regains awareness, He stammers out some dwarvish and points to the dwarf under your feet. You tap him with your foot until he looks up at you. You repeat the question and this dwarf gives you an answer in halting Imperial “Scouts, find old passages, defenses.”“How many of you are there?”The dwarf shoots a glance at his dead companion “Fifteen,”>What else do you wish to ask him.Decide their fate:>Kill them all here you can’t allow any of them to escape and warn the others.>Bind them and leave them for their friends to find them you will be long gone by then.>See if they can lead you through the tunnels they might just lead you out, or into an ambush.>[Write In]
>>2846814>Bind them and leave them for their friends to find them you will be long gone by then.>See if they can lead you through the tunnels they might just lead you out, or into an ambush.Have one lead you, bind the rest.Ask about other exits, is there one that leads closer to our destination? How far is it?
>>2847115Quick question? Are dwarves enemies of the empire? Because if they are we leave Raymond behind and he kills the binded dwarves after we get the one that will lead us out out of hearing range
>>2847181Yes, because of the empire's expansion efforts almost all of your neighbors are enemies even if they aren't currently fighting.
>>2846814>>2846878>>2847104>>2847115“Does this place have a northwest exit?”“What?”“Is there a passage that leads northwest?”“North, west?”Rolling your eyes you shorten your question “Is there a passage through this mountain?”The dwarf nods emphatically and points down the tunnel, deeper in. “How long is it?”“Not far.”“Good, you will lead us out then. Randolf tie these dwarves up we are moving out.”“Why, Captain? Theres no reason to keep these scouts alive, in fact,” Randolf says looking down at the dwarf under his foot “If we kill these ones it might slow down their scouting efforts, hell they might even retreat.” Randolf starts to lift his mace over his head as he finishes.>Stop him, there is no need for a slaughter.>Let him do it, his plan does have some merit.>[Write In]
>>2849009a Randolf,go to him and grab him so he can listen in close"tie them up, I need that one to cooperate so we can leave, when we are a short distance slit their throats so there's no noise"
>>2849009>Stop him, there is no need for a slaughter.
>>2849415This....but make sure the dwarves, midri, and selenas cannot hear us.
>>2851123>>2849415>>2849009Forgot to tag original post
>>2849009>>2849415>>2850163>>2851123“Randolf, stop!” His mace swings down but halts moments before it smashes the skull of a dwarf.Randolf looks up at you, his face a mixture of anger and disbelief. You rush over and pull him aside. “What is this Captain, are you sparing enemies of the empire?”“No, of course not, I just need you to hold off until I take the guide out of earshot. If he sees that we are acting with mercy and that he might make it out of this alive, he will be more willing to cooperate and less likely to lead us into a trap.”Randolf cracks into a wry smile “Heh, aren’t you a devious one Captain. Alright I’ll hold off, but can we get a move on. The sooner we get out of here, the sooner I can get some actual sleep.”“Agreed,” You respond as you turn and shout over to Selenas “Selenas, we are moving out is Mildri awake?”“No she is still out, but her breathing is calm.”“Good, strap her to one of the horses. We leave now.”After helping Selenas to tie Mildri to one of the horses, it only takes a few moments to collect the rest of the equipment. As you set out Selenas leading the horses you keeping an eye on your dwarf guide. No one notices Randolf lagging behind, A little while later he come trotting up next to you wiping his dagger on his sleeve. He gives you wink before taking a swig from his canteen and taking up position next to you.>Roll me some d20’s
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2852441Time to derp
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2852441
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2852441
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2852441>>2852573We derped into great success!
>>2852441>4 Successes>>2852573>>2852844>>2852878The dwarf leads you through turn after turn in the maze of intersections and forks under the mountain. You are lead on for what feels like hours, although it was hard to tell with no sun to guide you. Soon though you yourself feel the effects of the little to no sleep you’ve been running on. Your thoughts become cloudy and dominated by thoughts of rest, so you nearly weep with joy when coming to a dead end your dwarf guide says a phrase in dwarvish and the wall of the dead end opens up out into a pre-dawn night. The cool fresh air invigorates you after spending all night in the musty tunnels. A quick glance around reveals dry grasslands below with desserts stretching as far as your eyes could see to the west. The dwarf had lead you nearly all the damn way to Filt, turning a several days journey into a few hours one. You were so close in fact, you could reach the town in a few hours if you wanted to. As you stare out at the rather impressive view, you hear a thud to your left and turn just in time to the dwarf keel over and tumble down the mountain side. Standing just behind where the dwarf fell was Randolf mace in hand.Admonish Randolf?>Yes>No, let him beCamp:>It’s only a little further to town and you’d rather sleep in a bed than on the ground.>Descending a mountain side drowsy is a great way to get hurt a few hours of rest couldn’t hurt.
>>2854223>No, let him be, but tell him next time to be a little cleaner and more careful. We're not barbarians, and we don't want to just leave bodies out in the open.>Rest for a few hours.
>>2854352Supporting, it makes sense.
>>2854352This, we are in charge here and we gave no such order as to kill him, wtf? I'm not saying I wouldn't kill him I'm just saying we didn't tell him to
>>2854223>>2854352>>2854380>>2854578>>2858077“Randolf!” you snap.“What, he already led us out, there was no reason to keep him alive.”“Even so, you did it without my authorization, while you are out and the field and assigned to me you will wait for my orders before doing something so drastic.”Randolf gives you a short glare before starring down the mountain where the dwarf fell. He gives a huff and takes a swig from his canteen, “Sure, Captain whatever you say.”It is then that Selenas staggers out of the tunnel leading the horses. She leans heavily on one of the horses and rubs at her sleep filled eyes. Behind her Mildri hangs, unconsciously swinging from the horse’s back.“You can let her down now.” You say to Selenas, “We are going to camp here for the night and head down to Filt tomorrow.”Selenas nods and lets Mildri down from the horse before laying down herself to get some rest. Randolf remains where he is saying “I’ll take the watch this time,” while his tone makes you slightly uneasy you are grateful for a chance to finally get some rest. As soon as your head finds the ground you fall asleep.You are woken hours later by Selenas saying “The sun is up do you want to get moving.” It was about mid-morning and clear sky met your eyes. You were still tired, but you could at least focus now. “Yes” you respond and rise to your feet. I looks like Selenas had woken you last as everyone else was ready to move including Mildri who was awake now although she looked awful, her eyes were bloodshot and sunken while her skin looked white as a sheet and stretched over her bones. Regardless she stood, ready to move.The descent down the mountain went smoothly enough with rest and daylight navigating the rough terrain is simple enough. Soon you find yourself standing in front of the thick adobe walls of the town of Filt. Passing through the gate into the town proper you find a well laid out set of streets running between sturdily built adobe structures. The town itself looked quite busy with people, animals and cart moving about, but something about the scene in front of you made you uneasy, you couldn’t quite nail it down but none the less the hair on your neck stood on end.>Head to the nearest inn, a day of recovery couldn’t hurt.>Find the Spymaster’s contact and find out what he knows.>[Write In]Dismiss your Companions?>Let them do what they will for a little bit, after such a long journey they could use some time to themselves.>Have them stick close for now.
>>2860251>Find the Spymaster’s contact and find out what he knows.>Let them do what they will for a little bit, after such a long journey they could use some time to themselves.Selenas comes with us tho
>>2860251>Find the Spymaster’s contact and find out what he knows.>Let them do what they will for a little bit, after such a long journey they could use some time to themselves.They could use some alone time and we need to know what the hell is going on.
>>2860251>>2860263>>2861755>>2862577“Randolf, Mildri do as you will.” They both shoot you quizzical glance “As of right now both of you are on leave for the rest of the day. Use this time well because after today things are going to get very busy.” You turn from them and to Selenas “You’re with me; we’re going to find the Spymaster’s informant.”She gives a tired sigh but come up alongside you anyway. You look back to Randolf and Mildri to find that they had both disappeared. With a dismissive shrug, you and Selenas head out to find Hisa the informant.Unfortunately, the Spymaster had neglected to tell you how you were to find this informant in his rush to steal the cloak from the armory. With no leads, you end up wandering the streets looking for someone who looks like an informant. Mere moments into your search, you are stopped by an emaciated and legless beggar who throws himself in front of you. “Please sir, surely a wealthy man such as yourself, could spare a coin for a crippled wretch.” The man says his voice hoarse and cracked. He flashes you the saddest face he can must to little effect. Seeing your indifference he turns his attention to Selenas who you can see snap like a twig to the man’s begging.She elbows you in the side and whines “Oh just give him something, look at the poor fellow.”> You don’t have any money but you suppose you could give him [Specify something from your inventory]> “I don’t have a single coin to my name, you give him something”> All beggars are con artists and shysters, ignore him.>[Write In]
>>2867797>> You don’t have any money but you suppose you could give him [Specify something from your inventory]give him some of our foodIt always pay to have the homeless on your side
>>2867988ThisAnd ask him if he knows our contact
>>2867988This, ask for information on our contact. He may actually be our contact as well. The homeless, or those who appear to be homeless, are often ignored by most and therefore make excellent information gatherers or disguises.
>>2867988I like it.Supporting
>>2867797>>2867988>>2868040>>2868482>>2869097Sighing you reach into your pack and pull out a small package of dried salted meat and hand it to the beggar. He quickly unwraps the meat and takes a bite. He nearly weeps as he chews on the meat, wrapping himself around your legs; he thanks you profusely, groveling in the dust at your feet. You shoot Selenas an annoyed glance that she returns with a large toothy grin.“Enough of that,” you say as you pry the man away from your legs. “Now this generous sir has some questions that he’d like the answers to.”“Ask me anything sir, I know all the comings and goings of this city even if I can’t come and go.” The beggar answers with something like pride.“Do you know where I can find a man named Hisa.”The beggar brightens immensely “Hisa, I know him, a kinder soul I never did know. Yeah he gives me food and money for gossip all the time kind of like we’re doing now.”“Do you know where I can find him?”“Sure, if you’ll carry me I’ll lead you right to him.”“Or you can just tell me where he is.”“Eh, I’m not so good at giving directions, but I can definitely lead you there.”With a sigh you reach down and pick up the beggar. “Thank you, but I can’t see very well from down here, if you’ll let me…” he trails off while with surprising dexterity he clambers up onto your shoulders “There, much better, now this way,” he says pointing down the street and spurring you with his leg stumps.“Onward steed,” Selenas laughs cheerily at your predicament and shoves you down the street.The beggar leads you through many streets, side alleys and tight squeezes, until at last he stops you in front of a back alley entrance to a rather plain looking building.“In here.” He says dropping down from you and crawling over to open door. He gestures you inside. Walking through the door you find yourself in a short hallway the leads to a set of long descending stairs. Closing the door and squeezing past you the beggar hops down the stairs. Following him you walk in to a small basement room. Shelves of scrolls line the walls and a large candle lit and document strewn table dominates the center of the room. Lifting himself onto the table the beggar turns to you.“So what did the Spymaster tell you, Captain Baldr.”Taken aback you can only answer, “Are you Hisa.”“In the flesh, cripple, beggar, and sometime imperial informant, Hisa that’s me.”“So the Spymaster informed you of my arrival.”“Yes, I know he may not look or act it, but the royal Spymaster, is a spymaster for a reason. He is very good at his job.” “I see, well why don’t you start out by telling me…”>What the hell happened to the missing caravans?>Why would the spymaster use an actual cripple as his head informant?>Something in this city is off, what is going on in Filt?>[Write In]
>>2869142Ask about caravans and what's going on in the city.
>>2869142>What the hell happened to the missing caravans?>Something in this city is off, what is going on in Filt?dam man, Selenas a cute
>>2869142>>Something in this city is off, what is going on in Filt?