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Hello, /qst/!
This is a Save the Princess quest since I don't think it really belongs in /v/.

Play Quest?
[] Yes?

(Reply with >[x] (choice goes here, tallying will be done either by vote or highest roll, depending whatever is suited for the occasion)
(Also keep in mind I draw very slow so updates may be a bit longer than what you're used to with not much quality behind it.)
Remember to have fun!
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>>3715197
>turn off pc and go outside its a beautiful
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>>3715197
ok jokes aside
>[yes]
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>>3715197
>[X] Yes?
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>>3715197
>Yes.
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>>3715228
Rude!
>>3715231
>>3715249
>>3715275
Welcome to another quest, fated Hero!
Here you will begin to customize your very being once again.
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Mainline attributes are governed by three main cores just like Vagrant Star: Mind, Body and Spirit

[Mind] covers reason, computation and the vessel of information. A trained mind can hold many solutions and is not easily distracted or surprised by trickery or deceit
It covers the attributes : Intelligence, Wisdom, Focus and Perception

[Body] is the physical framework of your person. A conditioned body can withstand nearly anything that can be thrown at it. Whether its harsh weather conditions, sickness or simply how alluring you look to others, you can never be too healthy.
It covers the attributes: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution and Beauty

[Spirit] is the wellness of being and your sensitivity to the mana around you. A strong spirit is required for inspiring leaders and also affects how keen you are to the magical forces that bind and shape the world around you
It covers the attributes: Charisma, Attunement, Willpower, Mysticism

Whether you were taken by wanderlust to rescue princesses or simply pursued a higher calling, in the past life you were once a:
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(roll a d20, tied rolls will be decided in random by me)

[] Guard
[] Servant
[] Troubadour
[] Peddler
[] Student
[] Barman
[] Ranger
[] Rogue
[] Ascetic
[] Steward
[] Thug
[] Paramour
[] Custom? (Input answer)

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You can always ask me questions about anything at anytime.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3715284
>[x] Student
we be broke university student, questing for loot to pay off the mafia for the loans we took to go to school
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3715284
>Thug
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3715284
>[X] Guard
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>>3715303
Wow, not even 10 posts in.
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3715284
Almus
>Custom? (Input answer)
Alchemist
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>>3715312
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>>3715312
And another one.
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>>3715312
>>3715303
If this isn't a sign that this quest is cursed I don't know what is
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>>3715312
Don't do names yet, anon!
We're doing this one at a time.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3715284
[] Ranger
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Hey QM if somebody supports your character are they allowed to roll for that supposed character?
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3715284
>[X] Ranger
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3715284
>>3715312
Backing this guy
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3715284
>Ranger
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3715284
>[] Thug
Let's see if can roll better
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

[] Ranger
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3715284
[] Custom? (Weeb Lord)
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>>3715330
Call me Thatch and yes, you can use your roll for another anon, I'll always take the highest of the two or more.
You can only roll once per prompt however.
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>>3715349
fucking ranger it is
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>>3715349
>>3715356
Can we be a Western styled Ranger? With a big iron on our hip?
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>>3715370
Nah, we'll go full alchemical ranger. Use our slingshot to throw potions at the enemy, cordoning him into a trap of our making...
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>>3715378
Yeah!
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>>3715370
support
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>>3715370
Sorry anon, I don't think I can even put guns in this setting of what I have in mind.
Hope you'll forgive me.
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>>3715407
mini-crossbows that act like a revolver?
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>>3715407
I for one am happy to hear there will be no guns in our sick nasty fantasy adventure
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>>3715415
Sure, lol
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>>3715415
>>3715420
reee
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>>3715407
I'll forgive you, only because you were being straightforward.
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>>3715370
Chose alchemist, I'm sure we'll be able to make boom-boom powder!
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>>3715415
>choosing eenie-weenie mini-crosbows with tiny poundage and short range
Gay
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>[x] Ranger
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You were once a ranger, helping folk, noble and with passing through alien territory as a way to earn coin. Your experience in the wild helped build your keen sense of vigilance as well as some knowledge of various fauna and animals.
You were outdoors most of your time, some people thought you never had a home. Of course you did but for now, you live on the road to go on a quest to save princesses.

You gain the perk [Acquainted to Nature]
You have a cordial affect with things in the wilderness. This may increase through various means throughout your adventure

You have [20 pieces of silver], [1x Knife], [1x 3-repeater crossbow], [Box of small bolts], [Hooded fur jacket], [A pair of trousers], [A pair of fur boots], [Boxer shorts]

Next question, are you still a virgin?
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[] Of course
[] No, duh.

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>>3715580
Oh for this one, I'll just tally the votes at the 20 minute mark or so.
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>>3715580
Our reincarnated body or our old one?
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>>3715580
Uuuuuuuh. Yes?
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>>3715601
Oh damn.
You are not really reincarnated, the whole "welcome back" thing is just meta narration since Save the Princess threads are a thing.
Sorry for the confusion.
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>>3715580
>[X] Of course
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>>3715614
>in the past life you were once a:
what?
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>>3715580
>[x] Of course
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>>3715621
Past life there meaning a time in your life of some sorts since you are venturing out into a new path.
I should've worded that differently
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>>3715580
>Of course
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>>3715580
>Of course
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>[x] Unanimously virgin
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You have never known the warm touch of a woman (or man) or any indulgence of carnal pleasures with any other person than yourself.
Being out in the wilderness does get lonely sometimes.

You don't look too shabby yourself as the regular exercise of trekking and climbing about has given you a lithe physique with a smooth tan on your skin.

Lastly, what is your name?
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(Roll d20, highest takes name)
[] Write in
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3715704
Thomas Fairway
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3715704
[X] Isaac Morrison
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the princess better be a qt furry OP
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3715704
Almus Steel
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>>3715704
Nathanial Steel
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>>3715813
You forgot to roll!
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3715704
Biggus Dickus
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>>3715818
Dice pls, pls no.

>>3715813
Please Anon. Save me from my poor life choices.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3715704
>Ronald Biggi. Or 'Big-Eye' Ron for friends.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3715817

>>3715827
meme
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>>3715827
Why would you pretend to be retarded, retard?
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>>3715827
You can always rescind your vote if you want but you won't be able to roll again.
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>>3715818
>>3715827
I hope you are proud, you did this
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>>3715840
Because sometimes the retard powers go out of control.
I am a retard sorcerer after all.
>>3715842
>Take vote back
>Never roll again
I can't, the dice call to me and I must respond in kind.
>>3715847
I am always proud of rolls regardless of their number.
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>>3715864
I think OP meant that you can't make another roll for the new name
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>>3715864
you better fucking take it back so we can have a real name
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>>3715864
He meant no rerolls for the name.
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>>3715880
Possibly. That is a saner suggestion.
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>>3715881
>>3715900
>>3715842
Alright, I rescind the vote. Only because the dice took me seriously.
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>>3715904
>cursed quest
There's no backsies, if you take back your vote it will go to>>3715720
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>>3715915
I am aware QM. Now get on with it.
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>[x] A troubling start
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You are Thomas Fairway, a proper name bestowed by your parents.
You had an enjoyable childhood but the call to nature eventually led you into being a promising ranger.
Before you knew it you are already of age in what seemed to be a blink of an eye.
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You wake from your sleep, greeted by the chirping of birds and insects buzzing in your ears.
A hint of the sun's rays pierce through the greenery overhead that blanket the forest you are currently on the journey towards the peaking tower of stone on the far horizon.
You had an odd dream of your parents giving you a strange name but that thought is eventually washed away from the anticipation of your quest to save a princess like the heroes of legend battling dragons and sorcerers alike.
Although your quest has been rather peaceful so far, you are still vigilant on any trouble that may spring at every corner.
You're kind of surprised at that notion as well, you surmise that the trouble should lay further down the path.

After some hours of keeping track, you finally find your way out of the thicket and into a soaring tower that casts a long shadow before you.
A sigh of relief and jubilation escapes your breath, "Finally."

The tower itself looks to be sturdy but has clearly shown its age.
The banner that adorns its side carries the Rabbit Princess' sigil, although it is mysteriously frayed on its ends.

You wonder what must've caused that damage or why a princess' banner is in such a condition.

What do you do?
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[] Shout to anybody that may hear you
[] Ascend the steps and knock on the wooden door
[] Ascend the steps and break through the door.
[] FREE OPTION
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>>3715979
Roll a d10, forgot to post that.
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>>3715979
>[] FREE OPTION
Ascend the steps and listen in to see if there's anyone on the otherside of the door.
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3715994
>>3715979
Fucking hell.
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>>3715994
Roll a d10, anon!
Sorry, I'm sorta new to this!
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>>3715979
>[] Ascend the steps and break through the door.
We catch any enemies by surprise.
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Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>3716007
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3715994
Support.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

Wah, Big Iron lost.
>>3715994
Support
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3715994
support
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>3715994
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>[x] Ascend and listen
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You put your ears on the wind to catch any alien noise that may be around as you gently and carefully climb the stone stairs.
Bits of rock crumble as you take some steps up with a hint of slipperiness on some areas.

You do not hear anything out of the ordinary.

You place your ear by the rickety door and listen intently.
A gentle breeze escapes the gaps of the frame to tickle your ears but other than that, nothing but the sound of the early birds twittering about.

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[] Knock
[] Break in
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>3716147
>[x] BUST OPEN THE DOOR LIKE A HOT BLOODED COP ON SOME TROUBLE MAKING CRIMINAL SCUM
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>3716157
>>[x] BUST OPEN THE DOOR LIKE A HOT BLOODED COP ON SOME TROUBLE MAKING CRIMINAL SCUM
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3716147
>Break in, real sneaky like.
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>[x] BUST OPEN THE DOOR LIKE A HOT BLOODED COP ON SOME TROUBLE MAKING CRIMINAL SCUM

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Eerie but unsurprising.
Like a predator hunting prey, you assume that enemies are just waiting in the dark to catch you off guard.

Well not you!

You take a step back and a deep breath before you slam a foot against the wooden door.

*CRACKAKAH*

A shower of splintered wood rain across the inner sanctum of the tower as you make your move inside, weapons poised.
Inside, you are greeted with a wide and spacious array of decorations and tapestry of various rabbits.
It definitely appears to be much MUCH larger in the inside.

At the far corner your eyes catch a beautiful Rabbit princess in a splendid gown sprouting from a green foliage as if she is the petals of a large flower swallowing her entire lavish attire.
The look on her face is of a blank expression, a adding serene vibe to the entire piece.
She is as dazzling as you imagined her to be, princesses really are a sight to behold.

After scanning the room further, you don't seem to find anybody at all which is starting to appear really odd.
Are you too late?
Has the princess been rescued already?
"Dammit.", you whisper under your breath as you bring your crossbow back down.

You look behind you the shattered remains of what's left of the creaking mess that you have wrought upon a nice welcoming carpet and dread to confront the princess on how to repay the damages.

There goes your first impression on her home, you suppose.
You hope not to break anything more.
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[] FREE OPTION
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I have a question, how fast should quests usually update?
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>>3716421
>Check out the door on the right.
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>>3716421
>[x]open the door under the stairs

some QM's wait for a majority of 3 votes then lock-in, some have a voting time limit usually of 30 minutes, and some have literal days in between updates. it all depends on the QM.

as a player, I enjoy frequent updates.
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3716437
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>>3716421
take a look at that rabbit ass. Who posts lewd rabbits right in the main entrance to their house?
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3716446
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>3716440
Support
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>3716440
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>>3716453
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>>3716453
Looks like we tumbling down the stairs.
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Okay, I think we'll continue this tomorrow, I may have more time then.
Anyways, good night

>>3716457
There are no critical fails in the quest unless you pick like a [WRONG CHOICE, M8] type of thing.
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>>3716470
G'night!
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>>3716470
Good night! Welcome to /qst/.
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

rape the princess
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>[x] Open door under the stairs
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You spot with your sharp eye a door below the stone staircase leading to the upper level and decide to investigate its contents.

The door has some resistance to it at first but eventually budges open, shrieking as the rusted hinges twist.
Inside you see various cleaning paraphernalia: a basked of unused soap which is allowing the only grace your nose begs from the damp smell and wet humidity the closet hits you, a wooden bucket, some dry but crusted washcloths along with a long and grimy robe that hangs on the door itself and lastly a long wooden broom outfitted with thin midribs to sweep away murky water.

Stapled to its shaft there reads a note:
Congrats on duty,

If the Princess sees mud all over the lobby again, you are not getting any rations and don't even try to shift blame, we know .And do something about that rotting door of ours, it's embarrassing that that sorry piece of wood is the only thing that stands between us and any bastard trying to kidnap the princess.

[Scribbled below the message reads a near-intelligible writing that is crossed out multiple times, nearing a rip on the parchment]----Li---ke---an---yb--ody is---com---ing---for-t--hat---b--

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[] FREE OPTION
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Welcome back, /qst/!
How was your day?
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3718282
>grab and equip bucket (head slot) and broom (backup melee) .
EQUIPMENT UPGRADES!
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Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>3718282
Well, at least we know she's been 'napped.
[X] Go upstairs
Doing alright.
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>3718282
>>grab and equip bucket (head slot) and broom (backup melee) .
meme
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>>3718308
I will combine these answers for the sake of expediency and also since there are fewer players this time around.
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>[x] Equip and Ascend
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An idea sparks alight inside your head.
A sudden urge takes you as you don the bucket on top of your hood, staining it with whatever grime was left within.
Slicks of dark residue trickles down on to your face and clothing as the smell of the damp closet now sticks into your entire being

You are now [Filthy]

In addition to that, you take the broom with you as well in case of a backup weapon.

-

Now that that's settled, you continue to investigate the tower and the only way now is up.
You start ascending the stone steps, rattling the bucket on your head as you move along.
The vision past the rims of your newfound headgear gives little way to anything above the parallel of your eyesight which begs the notion that maybe you should not be wearing buckets for a helmet.

The climb seemed endless with the rays of sunshine bleeding though the narrow apertures lighting the vast verticality you are traversing until finally you reach the end of the steps high above the tower.
There you are greeted by a tall door, ajar, with the words "The Rabbit Princess" engraved into its finely crafted timber.

You enter the room and to nobody's surprise, it is vacant.
The aroma of scented flower permeates throughout the bedchamber that almost overpowers the muck on your face.
Almost.
The room also appears to be in neat order with no signs of a fight or any struggle of sorts.

What do you do?
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[] FREE OPTION
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>>3718575
[X] go to the bathroom to clean ourselves off
Well done, dummies. Bet that's a Charisma malus.
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>>3718610
Do you unequip the bucket?
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>3718610
and Beauty. Forgot my roll.
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>>3718614
Good question. Is it going to constantly make us Filthy?
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>>3718627
Yes, lol.
It's a bucket you found in a janitor's closet.
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>>3718637
>Yes, lol.
Damn, then sure. We can always reequip it later.
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>3718575
>[x] search the room
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>[x] Clean in bathroom
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Upon realizing how much of dunce you look and smell with a bucket on your head that you just found in a custodian's closet, you rush towards the princess' bathroom, careful of not touching anything until you've at least washed the grime off of your self.

You put away the bucket in your person for whatever future use you might find for it.
You are [Slightly Encumbered]

Her bathroom is as tidy as you can imagine bathrooms can get.
It's fragrance does not clash with the bedroom but complements it with the smooth scent of vanilla and a hint of honeysuckle, the legacy of the scented candles at the edge of her bathtub.
Its walls are adorned with various miscellaneous decorations with a long framed crocheted piece at the very top, woven with the words "Patience is Princess".

Beside her extravagant toilet sporting two ears, lies a basket of reading material no doubt to pass the time.
You cannot even being to imagine how uneventful a princess' daily life is.

Feeling a sense of perverted trespassing, you immediately do what you ought to do and wash yourself off the basin.
A jet of water gently sprouts as you lend your hands inside the basin as you start wiping yourself down from any dirt and grime that you have foolishly inflicted upon yourself.
You even add a little spritz of perfume labeled "Lepus Eau so Fresh" just to mask the repugnant smell washing you with a zesty morning fresh tang of a strong citrus nature.

You are no longer [Filthy]
You are now [Fragrant: Red Clementine]

Once you're all but done you inspect anything you may have missed on her mirror, flanked by a small cabinet mirror as well.

What do you do now?
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[] Snoop around her bathroom (Specify what)
[] Leave, a gentleman shouldn't enter a ladies' washroom uninvited, lest at all.
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>3719023
>[X] Leave, a gentleman shouldn't enter a ladies' washroom uninvited, lest at all.
>wonder where the hell she could be
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>>3719045
Wow, you're fast.
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>>3719045
+1
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3719045
support
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>[x] Leave
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You briskly exit the bathroom with newfound cleanliness.

You are once again in the Rabbit Princess' room.
It is quite spacious for one individual but considering she is a princess, she shouldn't have anything less.

Her grand bed (again, quite excessive) is laden with drapes with a canopy overhead and is filled ot the brim with various sorts of cushions and pillows.
Directly above its covering, is a glass pane that showers the roof of her bed with sunlight that is filtered through the lace, trickling shaped light onto the bedsheet.

On its left, is tall bookcase housing an assortment of books with the middle shelf containing just a single sculpture of what you assume to be an archetypal feathered-cap hero declaring his love on one knee to a blushing Rabbit Princesss( you do take note that appears to be younger in this sculpture than the tapestry on the lobby)

On its right, is a picture frame of her younger self, perusing the foliage outside with a plucked flower poised on her button nose and a clear standing mirror with a solid frame..
Right beside that is what appears to be a wicker basket hamper.

A loveseat, right below a long window, rests some books atop of its undisturbed covering.

What do you do?
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[] Go downstairs, there's nothing here.
[] Go look around the Princess' stuff (Specify)
[] FREE OPTION
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>>3719262
>look under bed
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>>3719262
>Check out the chest and the satchel by the window.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3719281
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>3719284
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>>3719262
>Look out open window
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>>3719291
You forgot your roll, anon!
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3719291
Whoops
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>3719284
support
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>>3719284
I feel really bad that my lack of artistic skill has lead you to believe that is a chest and a satchel.
It's a cushion for the loveseat not a "satchel" and the "chest" is a clothes hamper.
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>3719336
Oh, okay...Then check the bookshelf drawers.
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>>3719428
It's ok, it's my fault, you don't have to reroll.
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>[x] check drawers
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You inch towards the drawers with the books, hoping to at least find a clue on the whereabouts of your princess.
As you pull open the the first one gently, you just find an assortment of neatly folded shirts on the right hand side.
The left hand side has all her lingerie and bras organized in a tidy fashion as well.
You do note in your head that the princess you've seen so far in the photos and tapestries are definitely too young to be wearing these type of lace underwear and bra sizes.

A little heat rises to your cheeks as you peruse a woman's private drawer until a pang of curiosity hits you when you catch a slight raised bump behind the folded shirts.
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[] Inspect what it is
[] This is a woman's wardrobe, you shouldn't even be doing this. Shut the drawer and leave it be.
[] FREE OPTION
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Also, let me know how you guys are liking the quest so far.
Any criticisms are appreciated or even requested.
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>>3719618
>[x] This is a woman's wardrobe, you shouldn't even be doing this. Shut the drawer and leave it be.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3719618
>Inspect what it is
You're doing fine, QM.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3719618
>Inspect what it is
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>>3719636
Roll, anon.
Roll!
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Rolled 1 (1d6)

>>3719636
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Rolled 1 (1d10)

>>3719636
Supporting
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>3719618
>[x] This is a woman's wardrobe, you shouldn't even be doing this. Shut the drawer and leave it be.
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Wow, fate really wants us to do this, huh.
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>[x] Inspect
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You decide to sate your curiosity this time and rifle your way through her orderly stacked shirts.

After a few seconds you feel at your fingertips a box-like object and when you can feel like you can pull it out, you do.
It's a....

[Box of male condoms: Human, standard]
(It hasn't been opened yet since it is still has an unbroken adhesive seal .A thin layer of dust wraps around the container which suggests it has been here for quite some time.)

The blood on your face immediately goes haywire as your cheeks now turn beet red from embarrassment.
Alarm bells ring around your head as the heat on your nape starts to make you form beads of sweat from your forehead.

Looks like curiosity got the best of you...now what?!?

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[] FREE OPTION
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Another question, is nudity allowed in /qst/?
Nothing hardcore obviously.
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>>3719801
>[X] Wait, how long has that window(?) been open?

>is nudity allowed in /qst/?
As long as sex isn't the entire quest, I figure.
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>>3719812
> Wait, how long has that window(?) been open?
Are you asking me or...?
Because I don't really thinks that's an action, anon.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3719812
Forgot my roll. Man are we blind.
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>>3719817
>> Wait, how long has that window(?) been open?
>Are you asking me or...?
I guess I should ask you how long, because that looks like a window and it's been open since before we entered.
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>>3719801
Yeah mild stuff, put hardcore on an imgur or something tho.
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>>3719822
Yes, it's been open since you entered the room.
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>3719801
>Look under the bed
A bit of nudity is fine, though you can 'spoiler' it just to be safe.
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>>3719336
Dont worry anon, I knew what all this stuff was just from looking at it.
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>>3719827
>Inspect window
God, we are blind.
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>>3719826
I don't do porn though so I guess we're kinda safe.
At the very least a mod can move in to tell me and I can censor it.
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>3719801
>Check that window

As for the question, I think it's fine if you don't go overboard with it and keep actually NSFW stuff to imgur links.
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>3719801
>[x] look at figure on self
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Okay, I'm gonna stop here and maybe brainstorm on the story some more.
See you guys tomorrow!
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>>3719801
>Another question, is nudity allowed in /qst/?
In theory, no. But if you pass that off as artistic, it shouldn't be a problem.
There was a drawquest called Clo Quest where the main character (Clo) bathed in a stream and we could see her boobs but the mods didn't take the quest down.

So as long as you're not gratuitously showing nip, I think it should be fine.

>Check the window
>Check the books near the window, maybe there are clues there
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Alright, I'm going to change the voting a bit since it's getting confusing for me.
I'll make each similar/supporting vote, cumulative in a sense that they all add up compared to a different vote so that the majority get what they want and a runaway high vote doesn't just bend the interest of the many so for now I will combine all.

>>3719812
>>3719828
>>3719837
>>3719842
>>3719834
>[x] All of these from right to left.
==========================
>[x] look at figure on shelf

You do your best to ignore whatever treasure you've just uncovered and try to put your mind somewhere else, like that figurine on the shelf above.
You find it odd that it is the one item in its own space.

It is a porcelain piece comprised of two figures, one is a strapping young man with a wide and teethed smile in admiration of the beauty that lays before him.
He is propped on one knee with one of his hands beats his bare chest peeking from the revealing neckline, the other grasps firmly the soft hands of the other figure, a rabbit princess.
Or rather, The Rabbit Princess.
She has her head tilted away, overwhelmed by emotion, hand on her forehead

Altogether the piece displays the legendary romance of the Hero and the Princess, a path you yourself have chosen to partake.
Nothing out of the ordinary strikes out as you observe it further however.

>[x] look under the bed.

Your next target is the princess' extravagant bed crafted perfectly to gather enough sunlight that filters beams that shine shapes from the lace canopy on the kempt sheets.
What a comfortable place to lie and rest, you guess.

You hunker down beneath its frame and drapery to investigate whatever contents may lie under the rich furniture and find nothing but dust on the floorboards.
There is no gathering of cobwebs however, which then you can assume that this place is cleaned often.

Up next, is the slightly open window on the corner near the entrance.
The occasional slight breeze usually carries its way inside, saturating the aroma of the room even further with the outside air.
Upon peeking out from the windowsill, you immediately conclude that such a height would absolutely be lethal to anything that does not sprout wings this high up the tower.
No signs of a rope or any escape tool was used either, or remained.

Damn, where is everybody?
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[] Remain in this room and continue investigating (Specify)
[] Go downstairs
[] FREE OPTION
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>>3722941
>[x] I want to take a look at the books on the shelf maybe they will give us a clue on the mindset of this bunny princess
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>>3722948
Roll, anon.
Roll!
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>>3722941
So it's safe to assume that this princess has been rescued?
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>3722948
>>
Also for voting rolls, I'm going to bump it up to 1d20 unless specified otherwise.
Just seeing what shit works at the meantime.

>>3722951
I cannot confirm or deny that.
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3722948
>>3722957
Rolling AGAIN
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3722941
>Go downstairs, check if there are any suspicious hatches under the carpet.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3722968
Good idea!
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>>3722959
>>3722968
How is this even possible.
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>>3722978
Welcome to /qst/ were the dice gods hate everyone
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>>3722978
You could always do both.
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>>3722982
Your supports leans on majority though, I can give it a couple more minutes though.
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>[x] Go downstairs, check if there are any suspicious hatches under the carpet.
===========================

You decide to head back ALL the way down, maybe you left some clues unturned.
Descending the steps is definitely easier than ascending them and before you know it you are back down in the lobby.

You immediately try to lift up a carpet to figure if the possibility of indirect accesses may ring true, as it may lend a fleeing princess means of escaping captivity from invaders.
As you lift the large carpet, there is some added weight you did not expect to burden you with but you succeed in rolling up half of it over with some effort.

What you see next perplexes you even more...a pool of blood is gathered underneath the heavy rug in fact it is soaked to the very thread.
Thoughts run through your head as to why the blood wasn't visible from above but it does show outlines of an hatch of sorts as the blood seeps through its tiny cracks.
There isn't even a pungent smell to it.

Shit just got a whole lot weirder....
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[] Enter the "invisible" trapdoor
[] Fuck this, leave.
[] Investigate this room further (specify)
[] FREE OPTION
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>>3723088
>[x] Enter the "invisible" trapdoor
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3723088
>[X]inspect princess_tapestry
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3723088
Oh shit, someone fixed the door!
>Double check the front door. See of there's anyone outside.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3723108
>>
>>3723119
*See if
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>>3723113
Wait--shit. We don't have time for that.
>>3723088
>[X] Enter the "invisible" trapdoor
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>>3723133
>>3723108
At least pick up the torch that hangs by the door before entering a sketchy dungeon.
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>>3723153
Males sense. We should do that.
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>[x] inspect princess_tapestry
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What the fuck...what the fuck...

You frenetically grab the long princess' tapestry and raise its edge as well and there it is again.
Blood.
And lots of it splattered all over the wall without the surface of the cloth stained at all
You do note however how the blood eerily stops at the edges of the fabric as if to magically make the effort to hide the gore.

Shit, something's not right here.
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[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3723166
[x]Grab torch, make the descent.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3723166
>[x] Nope the fuck out of the building
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The painting is hiding more blood, isn't it?
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>>3723174
If you have any theories onto what's going on, feel free to speak your mind to the other anons.
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>>3723187
Wait.
>>3718282
>Stapled to its shaft there reads a note:
>Congrats on duty,
>If the Princess sees mud all over the lobby again, you are not getting any rations and don't even try to shift blame, we know .And do something about that rotting door of ours, it's embarrassing that that sorry piece of wood is the only thing that stands between us and any bastard trying to kidnap the princess.
>[Scribbled below the message reads a near-intelligible writing that is crossed out multiple times, nearing a rip on the parchment]----Li---ke---an---yb--ody is---com---ing---for-t--hat---b--

The princess isn't actually a damsel in distress, she's likely a dangerous prisoner!
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3723166
>Check the front door. Why is it back here, didn't you break it into pieces?
>>
I'm going to stop here, headache is fucking killing me.

Just going to leave a little note since I haven't updated much tonight to say that this anon >>3723213 MIGHT be on to something.
Might not, who knows.
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>>3723166
check bunny picture, then check door and outside of tower.
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>>3723279
You need to roll for it.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3723279
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>>3723223
Umm, hey, boss? Is this a bathrobe? Or am I just stupid?
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3723166
>Investigate painting.

Also contemplate increasing WTF levels.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3723525
Seconding
>>
HOLY SHIT, BACK!

>>3723320
Yup, that's just a bathrobe lol.
What did you think it was?
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>>3726608
Welcome back.
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>[x] Investigate painting (13+8=21)
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A tinge of paranoia is starting to creep into your sanity from all the mysterious sightings you've seen so far.

You decide to check the large painting by the stairs as well, maybe to further extrapolate more visual evidence as to what is really going on here.

The oil painting is large enough that it requires at least two able bodied people to hoist it off the wall, if one was to care for its well-being.
Given that you are quite sure there might be more of the gore behind it, you are even more hesitant to remove it from its place.
The picture itself displays a large pale rabbit chewing on some greenery with a view from behind, beside him/her is a smaller rabbit nearly obscured from its foreground companion.
The frame encasing the art piece looks to be engraved less extravagantly.

The painting is a pleasant sight to look at.
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[] Attempt to remove painting
[] Go inside the invisible and bloody hatch
[] Leave this cursed place
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3726656
Oh, come ON!
>Check the front door! It wasn't supposed to be here!
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>>3726664
You gotta convince the other players to go for your choice, anon.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3726656
>>3726664
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3726656
>>3726664
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3726664
Well, I'm convinced
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>[x] Check the door
------------------------------

It is a nice painting, so you decide to leave it be.
Your eye soon catches the missing debris and splintered wood scattered all over the floor from your recent entrance.
And to top it off, the door seems to be fixed as well.

Fucking hell.

You check the front door, examining why it's even there in the first place.
It feels like as it did whole, old and debilitated wood with metal bars keeping it together, as if you've never even laid your hands on it.
When you try to test the handle, it does not budge open, not even slightly.
You try your hardest heave....to no avail.
The very hinges themselves do not even mutter a single strain from your struggle.
It doesn't feel like there is any blockage on the other side as well.

You may not know much about the subject but there definitely is some magic fuckery going on.
Don't you dare fucking panic, Thomas.

A pang of apprehension now hits you from going down that bloody trapdoor.
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[] Scream for help
[] Only one way to go, and it's down.
[] Go upstairs
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>3726664
we kicked that bitch in!
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>>3726735
I don't exactly know what action you're voting for, anon.
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>>3726735
>>3726736

>[] Go upstairs

maybe we can get out through the upstairs window?
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3726733
>Go upstairs, check if you can make something out of bedsheets to climb down from the window.
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>>3726733
>[] Go upstairs
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3726744
Forgot my roll, though that 19 probably cinches things
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>>3726733
Hey boss, how many actions can we put in our posts? 'Cuz I might go full autism in order to prepare for our descend.
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>>3726751
Just don't go overboard to actually help me out.
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>>3726751
Also, you can call me Thatch.
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>>3726760
Sure, chief.
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>[x] Go upstairs, check if you can make something out of bedsheets to climb down from the window.
===========================

You flee upstairs.
The bedchamber has a lot of drapery that may be used to rappel off that one window.
Many doubts flow through your head as you ascend the many steps upward that if the cloth would be enough.

Bursting though the bedroom you immediately grab and tear the curtains of the princess grandiose bed only to see it to be awash in blood clotting through the opaque fabric.
The half part of the bed looks to be covered in gore as well.

You feel your stomach twitch a bit from the surprising sight.

[Your weapon is now holstered]
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[] Continue to rip them all and fashion a rope
[] Yeah, don't do that. Fucking hell. (Specify what to do otherwise)
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3726817
Well, no other peculiarities so far...
>[X] Continue to rip them all and fashion a rope
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>>3726828
The blood appearing from nowhere isn't peculiar to you?
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>>3726828
Actually, that's a bad idea.
>[X]Go back downstairs, wet sheets makes for a bad rope.

>>3726850
It's been the only peculiarity so far.
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>>3726853
By the way, I've been meaning to ask.
How are you liking the quest so far?
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3726817
Step 1
>Go to the bathroom
>Wash the 'filth' off from our bucket
>Take candles
>Put on the bathrobe (unless it's covered in blood) - should work as extra padding for protection
>Empty a couple of vials and take them with you in case you need to store liquids
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>>3726859
its ominous, we only just getting started and this is getting interesting so far
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>>3726859
Chief, don't worry - you're doing fine.
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>>3726863
I have to remind you that you are already slightly encumbered with carrying the broom and bucket around.
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>>3726859
Good so far.
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>>3726863
Somebody should support this, I already changed my vote.
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>>3726869
Noted. There's only a few more items that I want to pick up, they shouldn't encumber us much and we can store them in our bucket.
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3726817
>[x]Before making any more plans look out the window to see how far the drop is
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>>3726879
>Before making any more plans look out the window to see how far the drop is

I'm going to give you a free one and point to this excerpt >>3722941
>Upon peeking out from the windowsill, you immediately conclude that such a height would absolutely be lethal to anything that does not sprout wings this high up the tower.
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>>3726879
>>3726885
vote withdrawn and changing to proceed with rope plan
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>>3726876
Is there a limit how many times we can change our votes?
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>3726885
if the ground is dirt then that would be more than 7 floors so fuck that
>>3726817
>go down stairs and open the invisible trap door
time to face our fears
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3726899
shit just came from pokemon quest and its fucking with me
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>>3726901
those d10 crits tho am I right
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>>3726902
im fucking surprised we didn't lose
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>>3726905
we nearly got Evangelioned, man I would have been furious if we had been
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>>3726899
>going down the spooky blood-covered dungeon without preparations
Bruh. Someone could close the hatch and we won't be able to get back here.
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>>3726908
we did got Evangelioned and reset the universe
when RG starts a new quest again im going to remind him no more d10 for fucks sake
>>3726912
we have a crossbow with us only left now is some torches and a rope
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>>3726918
I don't know the d10s did make the quest unique and one hell of a wild ride.
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>>3726926
Yeah one(1) hell of a ride.
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>>3726926
yeah but it was chaotic with those 1s
hey its just personal opinion anyways lets save this conversation for when we are at RG quest thread and not here
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>[x] Fashion a rope.
===================
It's just fucking blood, man up Thomas.
You've seen it plenty of times (although animal's rather than human) it shouldn't be alien to you but the thought of these appearing spontaneously everywhere is starting to get to you.
It does not smell either which definitely is a boon.

You continue tearing out the drapes and knot them tightly into a blood-washed rope, heavy from its soaked contents and place it all in your handy bucket.
A forceful weight brings your body down a bit before you steady yourself
You are now [ENCUMBERED]
(You can still move around but do not expect to be nimble or running around until you unburden some load)

After arranging your rope in your bucket, you look back to see the whole room bloodied.

WHAT THE FUCK?!?

A near panic rattles within your mind as you take a couple steps back, alerted by the scenery before you
Everything is disheveled, the bookcase now stand leaning against the bed which is drenched in thick scarlet.
Windows are broken and the chandelier from the ceiling appears to have fallen and shattered on the carpet.
Trails and handprints of blood decorate the room and slither towards the door of the gory bedchamber.

You are now slightly in [FEAR]
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[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3727037
i think there was an illusion and we accidentally broke it
>follow the blood trail into the bath room
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3727037
> use rope to climb out of the window and to the ground

the longer we stay the worse it's going to be
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3727037
Go with >>3726863
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>>3727037
HOLY SHIT, THE CORNERS HAVE EYES.
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>>3727065
Which is why I voted to GTFO
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>>3727073
i dont think we are going to get away that easily if it doesn't want too
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>>3727075
Still, have to try
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>>3727073
Yeah, the door won't budge and the window is now closed too.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3727037
>>3727073
>>3727077
The window's closed so we can't rappel without risking the rope tearing. shed the extra weight and head downstairs.
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>>3727084
looks like we have a winner
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>>3727084
WEW
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>>3727084
welp to the downstairs it is
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>>3727087
Keep the bucket though. We never know when we'll need it. Just don't equip it.
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>>3727093
Specify what you are discarding.
This is what you currently have in your possession

-20 pieces of silver coins
-1 Knife
-1 3-repeater crossbow
-Box of small bolts
-Hooded fur jacket
-Pair of trousers
-Pair of fur boots
-Boxer shorts
-Broom (with a note)
-Dirty Bucket
-Bloody makeshift cloth rope
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>>3727100
The rope?
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>>3727100
Cloth rope, Broom.
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>>3727100
read the note on the brood before we throw it away.
>>
Wait. Can we craft a makeshift spear out of the knife and broomstick, with a little bit of the cloth?
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>>3727111
Here, anon.
================
Congrats on duty,

If the Princess sees mud all over the lobby again, you are not getting any rations and don't even try to shift blame, we know .And do something about that rotting door of ours, it's embarrassing that that sorry piece of wood is the only thing that stands between us and any bastard trying to kidnap the princess.

[Scribbled below the message reads a near-intelligible writing that is crossed out multiple times, nearing a rip on the parchment]----Li---ke---an---yb--ody is---com---ing---for-t--hat---b--
===============
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>>3727112
I think we need to sit down and make a plan instead of aimlesly rolling to go in different directions
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>>3727118
Will it's not like we have any expertise in turning/smiting evil...
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>>3727123
Okay, I'm gonna throw some ideas and you guys tell me what you think of them:
>Pick up a few pillow-cases tk store your items
>Wash the bucket, carve some eyeholes and wear it like a helmet
>Put on bathrobes for extra padding
>Pick up candles from the bathroom
>Make a spear out of our knife and broom
>Pick up a torch
>Now we're ready to go down
>>
Brb guys

>>3726868
Enough of your FO2 reference, call me Thatcher, dammit!
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>>3727144
I'm sorry, Thatcher. Please come back!
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>>3727344
Give me around 30 mins or so!
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>>3727348
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>>3727354
Actually, anon.
I think I'm going to go hit the hay instead.
We'll continue this tomorrow.
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>>3727376
Seeya OP.
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3727133
>>3727133
The bucket is kinda loud and clunky, which could compromise our stealth and vision considering we're an archer.
The broom idea isn't awful but will probably take a while. That said, a beat stick is better than none, but we should use what we know well first.
Grabbing the torch is the only other good idea of the bunch: carrying extra stuff in the bucket is clunky. If we can grab a candle or two without being impeded then that's fine, but going full klepto isn't going to help. A bathrobe is not armor.
As for a plan,
>look at blood trails
>try not to panic
>panic and get it out of our system
>BREATHE GODDAMMIT, REMEMBER YOUR TRAINING
>look at the blood trails to track the movement of the struggle, to get an idea of what the hell happened and what we should be expecting in that hidden trapdoor since it seems like the only way out is through
How's this for a plan?
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>>3727490
I'm not sure whether I should laugh, cry, or say "I told you so."
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>>3727107
>>3727093
>>3727084
>[x] Shed extra weight and head downstairs
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You toss the broom and the cloth rope you have recently crafted to aid your mobility.
You are no longer [ENCUMBERED]

You decide to take the long steps downstairs, the bloody scenery fading away from above with each creak of the stairs.
That haunting surprise may never leave your memories.

Discarding that thought at the moment, you just realize that the trail does not follow you downstairs and upon reaching the main lobby everything looks to be right as you left it.

Including the bloody carpet and the crimson contour that laid beneath it.
You attempt to feel around your foot if the hatch is still there and sure enough it is although that still fills you with a sense of dread.
As if you haven't seen the worse of your predicament yet.
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[] Make the descent
[] FREE OPTION
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>>3728533
>the tapestry
Oh boy...
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>>3728550
yeah I see it

>>3728533
>check the tapestry because it's looking at us
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>>3728550
Keep your wits about you, hero.
There's a princess to save!
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3728533
Take the torch and then make the descent.
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>>3728550
>>3728555
You guys need to roll a 1d20 so I can tally votes accordingly despite having no majority.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3728586
Oh yeah, right.
>Checking tapestry
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3728533
Supporting >>3728584.
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>>3728533
>piss on the creepy tapestry
>>
I'm going to put in a feed display of sorts just so it add to that "video game" feel I'm going for.

>[x] Take torch and descent.

You feel around where the invisible hatch is and try to pry it open once you've found a good grip on it.
It takes a grueling effort and an exorbitant wind off your lungs but you finally managed to flip it open.

A dark maw opens with old wooden steps leading to what appears to be dirt.
Whatever dim light you are being afforded by the lobby is all what you can see at the moment so you grab the torch by the entrance and take your first step down.

*CREAK*

The worn timber bends from the pressure of your foot but still holds up your entire weight.
Each careful footfall finds its way into an even steeper notch emitting a loud echo throughout the cavern.

*CREAK*

You breath a sigh of relief as you finally make it to the ground.
So good so far.

From what you can see from the boon of your torch is just a wide subterranean area that must've been excavated to make some sort of basement....or a means of escape.
Stalactites and thick columns of timber are all around you, the latter constructed to support the weight of the tower and help it no collapse and cave in the place as far as you know from exploring some old ruins from one of your wilderness forays.
There are piles of stone formations strewn about which might be leftovers from when they burrowed into this place.
The occasional dripping of water is heard from a far distance as well as the howling of a whispering wind—

*BAAAM!*

A loud snap shoots a scare up your spine as you look back and see the hatch slam shut, cutting you off from return.
Whatever it is that has trapped you in here must've wanted you down here, for whatever purpose.
You hope in your deepest gut that it is some sort of benevolent spirit but as far as you've seen, that notion is very unlikely.

Looks like the only way now is forward.

Your offhand is equipped with [Small Torch]
Your main hand is unequipped
Your weapons are holstered
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[] Go onward (unholster your crossbow)
[] Light the lantern
[] Scream for help
[] Check to see (and hope) if the hatch remains unlocked
[] FREE OPTION
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Sorry about the late response.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3728784
>Light Lantern
>Go onward (unholster your crossbow)
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3728801
support
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>[x] Light Lantern and Go onward (unholster your crossbow)
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You spot a rusted caged lantern and open its fencing, emitting an audible squeak, and put the torch towards the oiled wick.
It catches light immediately as it flickers with the soft wind in the cavern.

Much to your expectation, another horrendous scene displays itself in full.
Blood is stained all over the columns and stone, trailer further onward into the dim path.
Claret-coloured handprints look to be grabbing onto whatever object it may have found to clutch on only to inevitably be dragged off.

You don't want to imagine what the full picture is of all these grim findings, or where all the bodies have gone.
You then unholster your weapon, poised forward and finger ready by the trigger guard, prepared for what's to come.

Your main hand is now equipped with [3-repeater crossbow]
Both your hands are now equipped and full.

With each careful step, you stay vigilant of any one or more things that may lunge at you as you have done out in the wild.
Setting foot on the blood feels dry so you're sure those who have been taken are a definite lost cause.

Although you implore to the powers at be that the princess may be safe to make this journey worth it and your adventure does not simply end by some creature devouring your innards.

cont. (1/2)
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>>3728908
cont (2/2)
As you continue onward the streaks of blood starts to fade into nothing and in a blink of an eye has now vanished altogether.
Even when looking back it's as if the gore was never really there.

Once again you are left with a barren rocky cave devoid of any evidence of slaughter

"Come horror, come all", you mutter under your breath with slight trepidation.

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[] Light the new lantern
[] Just keep walking
[] FREE OPTION
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>>3728909
>Desensitize ourself, we got a hunch what comes next.
>[X] Light the new lantern
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3728909
>>3728921
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3728921
support
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>>3728921
Though I guess the better term would be "steel".
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3728921
+1
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>[x] Steel and light lantern
------------------------
You take a deep breath and give yourself a pep talk, "C'mon Thomas, you got this. Blood shouldn't spook you this much."
A few exhales and you feel your confidence slightly rise as you light the second lantern, already expecting what comes next.

A bright illumination brightens of the cave and there it is...the usual blood stains painting all over the foundations and stone.
You aren't spooked as much but this time there's—

"VIRAGO'S CUNT!", a loud voice reverberates throughout the craggy walls.
You instinctively take a leap back and almost pull your finger on the trigger until you see someone raise their arms in surrender.

Conflicting emotions flood your mind, on one hand you are glad that there's at least someone alive you can talk to but on the downside, who the fuck is this guy?

His sharp eyes peek through his defensive stance "Hey! Who...Who the fuck are you?!? Goddammit...."
There is a sigh of resignation from those last words as you see him to be exhausted and have been stirred by your startling entrance.

--------------------
[] I'm Thomas, I don't mean any harm
[] Who are YOU?!?
[] I don't imagine you are responsible for all this?
[] Shoot him
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3729175
[] I'm Thomas, I don't mean any harm, I don't imagine you are responsible for all this?
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>>3729183
You're pretty fast, anon.
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3729175
>I'm Thomas, I don't mean any harm
>Are you hurt?
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3729175
Supporting >>3729183.
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>>3729194
I have sound notification's on for all the threads I monitor
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>[x] This >>3729183
-----------------------

You lower your weapon, "I'm Thomas, I don't mean any harm—"

His hands lower their guard, "Yeah yeah yeah, whatever, Listen I don't know who sent you or how you manage to find me but we're in serious shit."

You finally get a full glimpse of his face, there is a full drawing all over it like some sort of sigil. The same illustration appears in a broken token of sorts hanging around this huge metal collar he is strapped in with.
Even his clothes seem rather bizarre as metallic cuffs brace the hems of his arms and legs.
Whatever that means, you're about 70-80% sure it's about magic.
And you're out of your depth when it comes to that kind of stuff.

"So I don't imagine you're responsible for all this?, you jokingly reply.

He waves it off and groans as if he is being taken out of concentration, "You fucking kidding me? No, fuck no. I don't possess the fucking mental and spiritual acumen for this kind of shit. My school is abjuration. Mind you this isn't Magna Magia level stuff but still, there is some powerful shit going on."

In a quick turn of his head he looks what's behind him and jolts back to look up to you, "Listen, if you want to get out of here alive, you gotta help me."

[] Sure, lay it on me.
[] Have you seen the princess? Where is she?
[] How exactly have you been running around barefoot?
[] Magna Magia? Abjuration? Care to explain what all that is in layman's terms?
[] No deal.
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3729326

in this order
>[] How exactly have you been running around barefoot?
[] Magna Magia? Abjuration? Care to explain what all that is in layman's terms?
[] Have you seen the princess? Where is she?
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3729326
>[X] Sure, lay it on me.
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>>3729331
>>3729333
YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3729333
Guess I'll break the tie. I don't think we have much time here.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3729331
I'm backing this
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>>3718282
What brush did you use to draw the character?
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>[x] Sure, lay it on me.
------------------------------

The man looks to be in desperate peril so you lend your ear to his demand.
"Alright, what's wrong? I mean besides the whole blood...stuffs"
A little bit of levity goes a long way in times like this.

His body lurches closer to you while still remaining on the ground, "Okay shit, here's the catch. There is an, honest to Mod himself, wispell blocking the only way through about a couple meters onward. Most likely some geriatric wizard thought it'd be funny to put it there who the fuck knows."

Beads of sweat starts pouring down from his head as his eyes look like it is about to pop out from its sockets, "I got her in a force prison for quite some time now and I don't know how long I can keep up with the strain, I feel like I'm burning from the fucking inside. Fucking magic sucks man <groan>, don't let any fucking idiot tell you that it's worth learning."

"Okay, what I need you to do is to reach in deep into <groAAN> her armor and rip out the wispell itself, got it?" His fist connects to the ground to quench some of his inner agony, sputtering small stones in many directions.

"It's...going to be like... a ball of sorts.", he chirps on before crunching down once again in pain.

[] Seems easy enough <move onward>
[] Wait wait wait, what the fuck is a wispell?
[] Why can't YOU do it, huh?
[] FREE OPTION

------------------------------------

Just a note that "Mod" here is the name the peoples have made for the Supreme Being of the multiverse.
Mod=God, Maker God, The Great Moderator, The Monarch of Deities, etc.
There is debate whether Mod is either benevolent or a wrathful god as He and his angels have abandoned the world into ruin.

>>3729371
Uhhh, fill_block?
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3729406
>[] Seems easy enough <move onward>
this seems time-critical.
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>3729409
We can learn about it once we rip it out.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3729406
>Wait wait wait, what the fuck is a wispell?
Don't want to fuck up that part, now do we?
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>>3729409
>>3729427
OH SHIT >>3729437
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>>3729440
prediction, he gives such a detailed explanation that he runs out of magic before we can disable the construct.
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>>3729440
I'm listening, Thatch.
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We should have been a summoner or some cool mage class
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>[x] Explain Wispells
-----------------------------------------------

You are suddenly being thrust into a situation where you are definitely unfamiliar with.
If anything, you should at least know what you're going up against.
"Wait wait wait"

He winces then lets out a roar, "FUCKING WHAT?!? Goddamnit, man..c'mon..."

"What exactly is a wispell? I'm assuming it's sort of a magic thing?"

He nods harshly and repeatedly, "It's <groan> mana given sentience bound into objects.."
A swift hand catches you by the arm, "Listen man, I'm fucking dying over here over a goddamn lecture, so either go do what I told you or fuck right off."
The grasping arm flails off to grasp brace himself, "GO MAN!", strands of spittle sputter out of his lips as he sinks lower to the ground.

[] GO GO GO GO!
[] Ask him more questions (Specify)
[] Put this guy out of his misery
[] FREE OPTION

---------------------------------------------------

>>3729456
Holy shit, nice anon but the past jobs I put in had to be really basic as you can see >>3715284
Having a fully fledged mage PC running around might just kill everything with ease and lack the tension of surviving through one's choices rather than abilities.
Those are saved for the enemies.
Fukken saved for posterity though.
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3729470
>[] GO GO GO GO!
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3729470
>GO GO GO GO!
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3729470
>GO GO GO GO!
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I'm gonna call it here, folks.
Stay tuned for tomorrows thrilling continuation of SAVE THE PRINCESS!
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3729470
>[X] GO GO GO GO!
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>>3729484
This image is proof thatcher is a gay hikkikomori.
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>>3729986
I'm not gay.
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>>3730001

But your response proves that you are a hikkikomori. Get wrecked scrub
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>>3730001
That's what they all say. Also your post is off by one from quads, making you double gay.
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>>3729484
Are you coming back?
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>>3731802
I think he comes on backs often enough if you know what I mean
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File deleted.
>[x] Go
---------------------------

You rush past the anguished man, further into the cave and just like before the tracks of blood slowly dissipate away until again nothing remains the more you distance yourself from the previous lantern's light.

A sense of urgency surges you forward until *FLASH* a big bright glimmer of light nearly blinds you.

"Back again, mage?", a deep bellowing female voice echoes within metal, as you are greeted by an armored figure about twice your height knelt down with what appears to be a magical enchantment surrounding her.

There is a minor screech of rusted metal that tries to break free in vain, "Oh, my mistake. Another one of you interlopers."

You also notice a gigantic sword rested on the giant's shoulder, poised in a resting position. It has an odd shape right at the end that prongs at two angled edges.

Her one gleaming red eye pierces you with a sharp gaze, "If you wish to duel me for the princess' honour, free me of this wretched sorcery. Then you and I may do battle in her name."

Behind the iron-clad titan is a mountain of rock and boulders that has caved the entire way forward save for a short gap that has the red trail slithering inside its dark maw.

-----------------------------------
[] Are you not one bit curious as to why there is blood leading to that one place behind you?
[] Put more into the deal then I'll think about setting you free.
[] Tell me what is going on around here first
[] <reach in and dig deep to take whatever that one mage is looking for>
[] FREE OPTION
-----------------------------------

>>3731802
BACK!
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>>3732090
Damn, forgot the HUD.
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>>3732090
>[] Are you not one bit curious as to why there is blood leading to that one place behind you?
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>>3732338
Welcome back, anon!
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3732096
the roll

>>3732358
thanks, Thatcher, I am seriously enjoying your quest.
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>>3732372
Well, I won't be back for a couple of hours and I believe the thread is in autosage.
I'll try to draw the next prompt as quickly as possible once I get back from this pressing issue.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3732090
>[X] <reach in and dig deep to take whatever that one mage is looking for
As much as I'd like more info we're very time limited and I don't think we'd be able to beat that thing in a duel .
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3732090
>Reach in and dig deep to take whatever that one mage is looking for
I get the feeling we're going to get bamboozled shortly after this, but whatever
>>
>[x] Dig in deep
===============

You take a step forward and judging by the iron giant's reaction, she is cautious on your sudden approach.
"Interloper, honour our duel. Slay the mage and set me free to make this right."

You holster your weapon [MAIN HAND FREE]
Once you extend you arm, the eye brightens in a troubled state as you reach inside the gaps of the metal it comprises.

"There is no honour in this! No prestige to be gained from defeating me in this state."

Your fingertips feel around the aged metal as it starts to shift and creak around.
It is as if she is resisting in futility.
The one eye she has now appears to be blazing in utmost worry, "NOT LIKE THIS, INTERLOPER. NOT LIKE THIS!"

Then you feel it, a small metallic ball, levitating and vibrating erratically inside the hollow contents of her suit of armor.
The giant now attempts to lurch and jolt around in a last ditch effort to break free of her prison.
And it looks as if she is about to break free from the sheer might.

"I BEG OF YOU, DON'T!—"

You forcefully seize the sphere before she is able to free herself, by your assumption.
You are then pushed back by a force ejected around the giant's being as it starts collapsing upon itself in a deafening clang and twisting noise, each fiber of the iron wrenching itself with each hollow limb until it falls lifeless onto the ground.
Her massive weapon shatters in two, like stone smashed upon a hammer, and crashes onto her crumpled corpse.

[Aventine, the Watchmaiden SLAIN]
[Obtained: Wispell Core]

You equip back your weapon [MAIN HAND FULL]

.....
You are left in awe as to what you just witnessed.

---------------------------------------------
[] Venture into the small cave
[] Return to the mage for a job well done
[] FREE OPTION
---------------------------------------------
>>3732372
You don't know how much that means to me.
Thanks, anon.
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>>3732745
>>3732714
Get ready to lose an arm boys, Дaвaй.
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>>3733634
Ah, nevermind.
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>>3733632
[Obtained: Wispell Core]
[The core of the wispell Aventine, the Watchmaiden. Loyal to a fault, she was left to guard the Rabbit Princess until she was slain by The Hero underneath the Rabbit Tower.]
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3733632
>[X] Return to the mage for a job well done
Answers. Now.
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>>3733643
>until she was slain by The Hero underneath the Rabbit Tower.
Ah, so I was right. The Princess didn't need saving, she was imprisoned here as a threat to others.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3733632
>Return to the mage for a job well done
Hope this guy doesn't turn on us!
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3733632
>Return to the mage
>>
Anons. Are we the baddies? This has "an ancient evil awakens" written all over it.
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>3733643
AAHHH, I feel real bad man keep the wispell core and return to the wizard.
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>[x] Return
=================

You take a deep sigh and pocket the brass core as you retrace your steps back to the spellcaster for the news.
Your trek just takes a few minutes as you spot the illuminating light of the lantern and its bloody scenery.
There the mage is nowhere to be found until you hear a shout from behind the column.

"WHO GOES THERE?!?"

"It's me, I've returned. I've taken this thing out of that Wispell thingamajig."
His head peeks out of hiding at the moment of your reply and the look of his face is that of pure relief.

"Ohohohohooo shit, nice. That wasn't so bad now was it? Now hand it over."
He extends his sleeved arm towards you but then retracts it back immediately, "Or not, you killed that bitch so you have the honour. Doesn't matter just destroy it."
He shrugs nonchalantly.

The man stands about a few centimeters taller than you with a rugged two-block haircut.
His strange tattoo on his face looks to be branded in rather than a mere skin artistry.
The broken piece of ornament dangling over his metallic brace also resembles the same mark.

You clearly want answers so now may be the best time to ask.
--------------------------------------
[] Who are you and what does that mark mean on your face?
[] <destroy the core>
[] <hand him the core>
[] What exactly did you say you were again?
[] So what exactly was she? What is a wispell?
[] Now will you tell me what the fuck is going on?
[] FREE OPTION
--------------------------------------
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3733735
>[X] Now will you tell me what the fuck is going on?
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3733735
>Hold onto the core
>Who are you and how'd you get down here?
If we can't hold onto the core for whatever reason, I guess we could destroy it.
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>>3733752
Not "how", "why".
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>>3733757
Well, I suppose it's more of a "how did you end up in these parts" kind of question. I think it's obvious how he got into the basement.
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>>3733735
Huh, he sure doesm't look like he's dying anymore. How did he get better?
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>>3733807
>inb4 "T'was all a ruse"
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>>3733807
"Sustaining magic takes a toll on the user especially when used to greater effect as the mana is continuously channeled through one's body, mind and spirit.
It is a contest of willpower, the real battle is never about the exchange of power but of the clash of wills. For when that breaks, so too shall you."
-Magicka Arcana, On the Account of Channeling.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3733735
>[] So what exactly was she? What is a wispell?
we are keeping the core
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>[x] Hold on to the core and ask who are you and how did you end up in these parts?
=======================

You decide to hold on to the core for now, not fully understanding what it is.
Still, many inquiries run through your mind but one strikes you as urgent.
"So who are you exactly?"

There is no moment of hesitation from your question as if he is used to being asked such, "Name's Rickard, you?"

"Thomas. Thomas Fairway." You would extend your hand but he doesn't seem to be the shaking type.

"Guess you got shit for luck like I do, Thomas."

You let out a slight chuckle, "Guess I do, say how did you end up in these parts anyways?"

Another quick reply, "Was wandering around look for some Nirn's Amanitas for some grub until I stumbled on the tower, fucking worst mistake of my life y'know?"

"How bout you? You look like the wandering type yourself too."

Amanitas? Throughout your life as a ranger, you are sure that specific mushroom is poisonous but there are a select few that are edible.
You still wouldn't recommend foraging those.
But Nirn's Amanitas? That is severely poisonous that tragically ended a famous hero's life, Nirn the Pygmy, hence the namesake.

----------------------
[] Nirn's Amanitas are fatally poisonous, Rickard. You shouldn't even be foraging for amanitas. (Ranger Knowledge)
[] I'm looking for the Rabbit Princess. Looks like I got more than what I bargained for.
[] What exactly did you say you were again?
[] So what exactly was she? What is a wispell?
[] What the fuck is actually going on here?
[] What does that mark mean on your face?
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3733859
>[] Nirn's Amanitas are fatally poisonous, Rickard. You shouldn't even be foraging for amanitas. (Ranger Knowledge)
[] I'm looking for the Rabbit Princess. Looks like I got more than what I bargained for.
[] What the fuck is actually going on here?
[] So what exactly was she? What is a wispell?
>>
Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3733859
>I'm looking for the Rabbit Princess. Looks like I got more than what I bargained for.
>What the fuck is actually going on here?
>>
>[x] Callout
===================
"Uhhh..."

"What?"

"Nirn's Amanitas are extremely poisonous."

Somehow you see a slight surprise dawn on him for a brief moment before a snicker escapes him, "Ah shit, I didn't mean those, like the white cap ones. Dunno exactly what they're called but those taste good in some soup."

It's not a specific answer but it technically still isn't wrong either.

"Anyways shit, don't fucking know why we're talking about food right now. Let's get the fuck outta here before we starve to death, eh?"

With that you definitely agree.

-----[Rickard has joined the party]--------

You both walk along the path forward in a moderate pace but Rickard is definitely less guarded than he was a couple minutes ago, "So shit, you didn't exactly tell me how you ended up in this shithole."

"I'm actually for the Rabbit Princess and it looks like I got more than I bargained for with this whole horror show."

He scoffs, "Rabbit Princess, huh? Shit, I did spot that banner outside the tower 'fore barging in. Thought the place would be abandoned though before I stumbled on the whole illusion trap shit."

"Yeah, that spooked me for a bit. "
The surprise revelation still sends a bit of a raised hair at the back of your neck.

"Whatever the fuck it is, it should be dispelled with the whole wispell bitch done for or not but better to be sure than sorry. Never know when something jumps out of nowhere to fuck you royally."

You take that statement in irony due to how relaxed he seems to be in this situation.
"As for that core you're holding on to, that shit is near useless. Junk at the very best if you're looking to barter that with anything else. Not even the metal its made of isn't worth shit smelted."

"Oh."
The ball in your inventory isn't heavy at all to carry and is only slightly bigger than the size of your hand.
Rickard's appraisal of it may have lessened its worth to you than you have initially though.

"Keep it as a memento or whatever but damn I can't even imagine why some old shitter decided to waste all that mana and expertise in crafting a wispells. Shit is way demanding and way too complex to construct. Good news is that there must be something worth guarding there."
"But a princess? That's def worth it.", he elbows you with a wide grin.

Both of you finally reach at the end of the pathway, or at least so far, as you come across the crumbled remains of the now deceased magical construction.

Rickard spits at the warped metallic junk pile, "Good riddance."

-----------------------------
[] Say nothing and proceed into the cave
[] Rude, man.
[] FREE OPTION
------------------------------
Alright that's it for me, tonight.
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>>3733976
>[] Rude, man.
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3733976
>Say nothing and proceed into the cave
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3733993
>>
>[x] Rude
====================

"Rude, man."

He casually ignores you and walks past the heap of rust and crushed metal.
You shrug and follow suit to enter inside the dark abyss.

You immediately feel the sudden absence of the whispering wind that was prevalent ever since you came down here.
The places looks to be barren but much isn't visible to you yet beyond the darkness and is definitely more spacious than what you've initially surmised it would be.

Still, what is even more uncanny is the disappearance of the blood that has led to to this place and a chill runs up to your spine what the illusion is hiding this time around.

As you ponder these thoughts, a sweet dulcet voice catches your ear, "He-hello? Is someone there?"
The tone of the feminine voice sounds frightened and apprehensive.
---------------------------
[] Princess, is that you?
[] <stay silent>
[] Throw your torch ahead
[] FREE OPTION
---------------------------
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>3734936
>[] <stay silent>
>>
>[x] Silence
---------------------------

You do not dare utter a single response as you look back to Rickard with a shake of your head.
He scoffs at your warning, "We're here, princess!"

At those words, you hear the pitter patter of footsteps getting closer.
You raise your weapon forward in anticipation.

From the shadows, emerges a lithe woman wearing a slightly disheveled short gown of sorts.
She sports a crown on her head with two large ears wrapped by her long hair braided back to lay bear her full cheeks.
The short fur around her exposed collarbone looks soft to the touch.

She is the striking resemblance of the Rabbit Princess in the various portraits you've seen of her so far but much more mature and grown into a finer lady.
You are honestly taken aback of her simple beauty despite being in a damp and eerie cave.

"Goodness...you don't realize how loooong I've been down here..."
There is definite sassy tone to her overall demeanour despite being in great peril
-------------------
[] Introduce yourself
[] It's all right now, we've come to rescue you
[] Don't come any closer [Threaten]
[] FREE OPTION
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>human feet

>>3735051
>[X] Introduce yourself
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3735051
>[] Don't come any closer [Threaten] ask the mage if he can detect any illusion magic on her?
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>>3735064
Wait, what's wrong?
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>>3735074
he wanted to "enjoy" some rabbit feet
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>>3735074
I was joking about the rabbit princess's legs.
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>>3735078
>>3735079
The duality of man.
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>>3735064
Give that this place is one giant mindfuck I want the mage to check her for magic
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>>3735086
We could probably do both. Just ask her to stay there while asking our mage to detect magic.
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>>3735081
ah yes truly
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>>3735097
Since this is kind of inconsequential, I'll allow it if both of you want to
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>>3735101
both
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>>3735101
Yes.
>>
brb
>>
>[x] Introduce, threaten and ask Rickard.
---------------------------

"I am Thomas Fairway and this man here is Rickard."

"Pleased to meet you both I am the Rabbit Princess, now if you don't mind—"
You interrupt her, "I do mind, please stay where you are.".
You raise the loaded crossbow onto her center mass and hold it there ready to do the unthinkable to the princess.

"I beg your pardon!?", she raises her sleeved arms above her head.
"I thought you two were supposed to be rescuing me..."

Without taking your eyes off of her, you call out to your mage companion, "Rickard, can you check for any more illusions?"
You do not hear any response from him.

"Rick—"
An array of blue light showers around you with your limbs petrifying into a standstill.
Most of your mobility has been taken away but you can still feel some freedom around your mouth.
"Rickard, what the fuck...?"

"Sorry mate, are you really too fucking stupid to realize I'm here for the princess as well?", he says chortling as he saunters past. A light blue fiery glow emanates from his very eyes with one clenched fist glowing with the same colour and manner.
"I genuinely am in shock of how gullible some people are these days."

He approaches the now doubly stupefied princess, and grips her hip closer to himself, "Alright, princess. Drop the illusions. I know this whole place is rigged with it, especially in this very cave. Frankly it is just irritating and tedious and doesn't disturb me one bit like that faggot over there."

The Rabbit Princess' raised arms now sink past down to distance herself from the mage but he pinches her plump buttock in return, "Uh-uh- uh, not so fast. Drop the shit now, don't make me freeze you as well, doesn't make a difference to me."
His eyes droop down to examine her body with a sinister grin, "It's going to be fun breaking you in."

Her head tilts away from her assaulter and looks at you briefly with her desperate eyes before surrendering its sight to the dark nothing that surrounds you three.
--------------------------
[] Just do what he says, Princess
[] You won't get away with this, Rickard
[] FREE OPTION
--------------------------
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>>3735317
Oh also, you are [PARALYZED]
>>
>>3735320
[x] FREE OPTION
[x] Pull a trigger
If PARALYZED allow us to speak maybe we can move our finger?
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3735317
>Say nothing, work on breaking free.
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>>3735330
No you aren't able to move your finger.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3735332
support
>>
>>3735330
You forgot to roll, anon.
>>
So what happens when we try to break free? Is there going to be a Will Save?
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3735332
This
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>>3735386
I honestly do not know since his force prison could hold someone as large as Aventine and she's the strongest party member, although with a ridiculous toll.
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>>3735393
So we're stuck.
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>>3735393
well, you could just say our PC has hidden prison potential and all the BS of the day's evens have awaked it.
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>>3735411
Nah, that's an ex machina. I hate those.
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>>3735415
then maybe a stalagmite breaks off of the ceiling and knocks the caster out?
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>>3735417
How.
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>>3735419
It's a nat fucking 20 it could be a butterfly effect for all I care, man...ok fine do you have a better idea?
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>>3735430
>>3735419
I'm going to step between the two of you and remind you that there aren't any critical fails or critical success, the dice is just there to determine choice priorities.
This is more of a narrative based CYOA with a video-game aesthetic.
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>>3735441
All right how about this then the Princess in fear uses her rabbit reflexes and speed to kick him in the balls. now I don't care how much training you have or concentration. A kick to the jewels is going to stager you, so She kicks him in the nuts he loses focus on the spell and then we are free to act. Is everyone happy with that?
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>>3735455
Hold on, anon.
I'm drawing the next scene right now, just calm down.
>>
Methinks the mage is dead anyway. Remember the blood.
>>
Brb again guys, really sorry about this.
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>[x] Resist Enchantment.
-----------------------------------

You attempt to resist the effects of the force prison's grip on your body but to no avail, however you still attempt to do so.

"You know what, fuck it. I'm just gonna imprison you as well, kinda miss having them wriggle around though"
Rickard lets go of her bottom as his eyes glow brighter but a squeaky giggle cuts through the air.

"Oh so you're enjoying this, huh?"

The princess squirms around his grasp, "Very!"

Rickard for a moment is at a loss of words before regaining his composure as a domineering figure, "You gonna keep laughing like that when I put your mouth to good use?"

"You are funny man, mister mage."
A blank emotion washes over her blank expression as she dons an eerie smile.

"—ha...ha...ha...HA...HA—"

Her voice is shrill but a loud crack soon pierces her ominous monotone laughter.
Then another one.
Her body starts to contort in an odd angle while still maintaining her balance to stand upright.
A large part of her torso then starts to bloat horrendously, turning one side of the princess into a bulbous mass of broken bone and tissue.

*SPLOSHH*

A disfigured mass of tissue erupts from her right arm, wriggling and pulsating to breath itself new life as a new growth.
The mass splits into five beating digits with splintered bone jutting out from its tips as it if were nails from a hand.

Rickard stumbles backwards onto the ground from the monstrous surprise bursting its fluids onto him, "WHAT THE FUCK?!?"

You witness the entire scene unfold before you but are unable to do anything about it as the earsplitting laughter continues.

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

(cont...)
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>>3736561
(cont...)

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

The writhing flesh continues to bloat and burst, sprouting new growths of gigantic limbs.

*SPLOSHH* SPLOSSH*

Fluids of all kinds are showered all over as her figure starts to overshadow your presence with her newfound legs.
Her eyes protrude out from their sockets and look like they are about to explode from the sheer pressure from whatever it is happening.

A bright red split is sliced right at the center of her face, cutting it clean with blood slowly trickling out.

Her crown falls to the ground.

You and Rickard stands petrified from the horror emerging before you.
"But..I didn't detect any...—"

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

(cont...)
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>>3736575
(cont...)

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

One of her gruesome limbs snatches the poor mage in shock, fully gripping his head within her horrifying grasp.
The once mangled arms crack into place to form a more rigid and complete figure, as bone and tendon is forcibly pushed back in to conform to its shape.

Her...it's legs now stand upright populated by patches of long scraggly fur until it completely rips her gown apart to allow her to showcase the monstrosity in whole.

Up above, you see the once sweet princess face ballooning out of proportion, eyes ready to pop and the entirety of her face awash in blood from her now flayed cranium.
Spikes of metal and bone shoot out with a gleeful force as if to bestow itself a new crown.

It is clear this isn't the princess anymore or if it even was in the first place.

Rickard is now stricken in [FEAR]
A soft muffle could be heard from Rickard before a loud and long crunch can be audibly heard.

Rickard is now [INJURED]
[INJURY: Severe Head Trauma]
[INJURY: Damaged Eye/s]
[INJURY: Deafened]
[INJURY: Cracked Skull]

Rickard has been [KILLED]

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

(cont...)
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>>3736602
(cont...)

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

The emerged beast carries its new quarry back deeper into the darkness, cackling in delight
Blood drips along its wake as Rickard's lifeless body disappears with it.

You can feel the remnants of his magic face before it finally relents and dissipates you from its prison.

You are no longer [Paralyzed]
HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT
WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK.

Your mind is racing from pure adrenaline and is teetering on borderline fear from what just transpired not a few meters before you .

WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK

Just when you thought it be over you hear its intensity shift into a louder volume, its cruel cacophonous cachinnation, among the darkness.

"—ha...ha...ha...HA..HA..HA—"

(cont...)
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>>3736621
RUN FUCKING RUN!!!!

PUT THE WIS SPELL BACK IN THE ARMOR AND HOPE TO GOD IT WAKES UP!
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>>3736621
(cont...)

"—HA....HA..HA...HA...HA—"

A bright flash of light illuminates the entirety of the cave, nearly blinding you for a near second, but it is a abhorrent and pungent smell that strikes you the hardest, causing you to gag relentlessly.
As your eyes start to focus in you bear witness a hill of eviscerated and maimed bodies all piled haplessly onto the side, blood splatter smeared all over the large space around you.
Flies and insects buzz around the carcasses as your stomach churns out your breakfast.

You feel [DRAINED]
(You are nauseated from your surroundings and are incurring penalties on Body, Mind and Spirit until you can recover and leave the area]

You didn't catch it coming from anywhere but you now see before you a gigantic monster with a smile so wide it cuts through most of its demonic visage.
Atop its head, lies a gigantic crown, braced by metal spikes around it and a gigantic eyeball sitting comfortably on a cushion of sorts looking down at you.

You take a couple steps back to bask in this creature's size.
This looks to be its true form.
You try to get ready but the fear running through your limbs scream at you to run.

You are stricken with [FEAR]

[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] has engaged combat!
"LOOKS LIKE I'LL LAUGH LAST CAUSE YOU CAME TO DIE!"
Globs of saliva sputter about when the demonic beast chatters about.

You are no longer [Fragrant: Red Clementine]
-----------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
--[] Throw Torch
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
[You are in FEAR and incur heavy penalties in Attack, Special and Defend. Fleeing may dispel Fear but may also dispel on its own when certain conditions are met]
------------------------------------
Congrats on not dying and reaching your first boss fight, /qst/!
I knew I could count on you guys!

>>3736635
Wait for the prompt!
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>>3736668
>laugh last cause you came to die
Oh this is easy
>pull devil trigger
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>>3736668
>Congrats on not dying and reaching your first boss fight, /qst/!
>I knew I could count on you guys!
pic

Okay, so it's clear that the crown on top is it's weak point but we should probably ask for the other eyes first.
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I'm calling it a day here but you guys better be prepared to face this guy tomorrow.

>>3736671
Lol.
Unfortunately, you do not possess that ability yet.
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>>3736673
aim*
Fuck my phone.
>>
That Fear status needs to go, first and foremost.
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>>3736668
>[] Flee
we can't do shit with fear on us
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3736668
>first enemy we encountered is a fucking boss excluding that golem
>two major debuffs
>have a pathetic one handed crossbow and a knife
>limited ammo
hahahahahahhahaha funny you think im dumb
>[x] Drop the bucket
>[x] NIGERUNDAYO CARTOONISH ABOMINATION
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3736668
>Flee
Yeah, we should probably get some distance and try to get rid of that fear debuff.
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3736684
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>>3736668
>[X] Flee
FUKIN RUN!
If we can make it through any kind of narrow opening like a doorway it shouldn't be able to reach us in its current form.
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3736914
Oh right the die roll.

Also I don't think we'll be rescuing any princesses
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>[x] RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
---------------------------------------------------

Fuck this.
You hightail it out of the cave, every inch of your muscle tensing in bringing you further away from that thing.
Once you are barely outside you hear a creeping thunder getting louder behind you.

*BOOOUSH*
A gigantic arm surges outside the cave, claws open to snag you back into its lair.
"WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING?!?"
His jackal-like cry resonates throughout the cave shaking its very foundations.

(The putrid smell of the cave is far behind you but its odour still reeks from this distance. You are still DRAINED)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ROLL A 1D20 TO EVADE HIS GRASP
(10 or higher for success)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
-----------------------------------------------------
>>3736917
I'm going to give you a free one and say that isn't the princess since I'm not that much of an artist or storyteller.
That is one of her many massacred Rabbit Tower Guards and various "rescuers" from where all the blood originates from.

Aventine, the Watchmaiden does not know about the beast behind her and believes she is protecting the Rabbit Princess.
Much why and when she was placed to guard the lair is unknown to you as of now.
She was supposed to help you fight the boss lol
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3737857
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3737857
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>>3737857
>She was supposed to help you fight the boss lol
Fucking Rip us, any chance we can revive her we have the core of her being with us and intact?

>>3737877
support
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>>3738100
He just smashed the armor.
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>>3738113
I am talking about if we make it out of here alive.
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>>3738100
No, I'm afraid not.
What Rickard said was true.
A wispell's core is useless on its own and is primarily used as a linchpin of the surging mana that gives itself sentience, connected to the objects it is bestowed.
Only the most skilled mages can practically even attempt at making wispells.

In this case, Aventine is a wispell bonded to a large suit of armor and weapon.
Think of them like golems.

Once the core is separated from the "body", it is disrupted and the spell (Wisp+Spell, it is essentially a Living Spell) is broken.
That may sound ridicuously easy but Wispells are really tough to take down on their own and are nearly immune to any physical and some magical damage.
>>
>>3738100
Also, I think for votes like this you cannot support a roll (because the highest ones will just be picked).
You have to roll one yourself to add to the tally.
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>>3738142
Ok so if we survive we can take the armor and sword Find a Wizard that is willing to help us restore the wispell to its body.
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>>3738150
I shouldn't even be dumping lore on you like this but wispells can't be "recasted".
Don't worry, there are other companions you can get in the future.
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>>3738161
Assuming we survive.
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>>3738161
Its not even the miss chance at a companion that bothers me. we essentially killed an innocent person because we didn't take the time to really find out what was going on.
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>>3738172
You still gotta roll, anon.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3738161
>>3738223
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>[x] Tally (fail)
-----------------------------
You see gigantic beast's arm coming and try to weave out of its warpath.
Unfortunately you were too late to react as its fingers drag your hapless body back inside its putrid den.

The bits of rock drag across your skin and clothes, not entirely tearing them but enough to damage their fabric and cut you up a bit.
(You take damage!)

The now deceased wispell's bits of armor get hauled in as well as warped and rusted metal jab its way inside his mangled grasp.
(You take damage!)

[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] take slight damage.

Back in his cursed lair again, the horrible smell invades your nostrils once more.
"NYAAHHHAH HAHAHAAAAAAA", the monster screams in sadistic glee

You dust yourself off and get up again to face the creature with hope dwindling.
(Condition: Scraped up)
You are still stricken with [FEAR], your previous failure adding to that.
You are still [DRAINED]
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
--[] Throw Torch
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3738269
>--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
aim for the Eyes if we can blind it then we have a better chance of escaping.
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>>3738282
Are you serious? Using a low-accuracy move under 2 different maluses?
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3738269
>Attack; Shoot Crossbow
Go for the eyes.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3738269
>[X] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
Gotta go for at least one big eye.
>>
>>3738293
>>3738295
Oh God, we're actually gonna be retarded.
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>>3738282
Changing my action
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow

Aim for the eyes
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>[x] 19>13
-------------------------------

Despite your shaky arms and the pungent aroma burning your very nostrils, you decide to unload on this fucker.
You pull the trigger until it goes click
The first pull is under shot and hits the ground just right below your target with an audible ping

The second pull goes wide and pings the rocky ceiling instead.

The third and last one manages to hit the target due to its massive size along its shin.
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] take slight damage.
It doesn't faze him at all!

"NYAHAHAHAAA, YOU GOT GUTS KID, TOO BAD I'M GONNA RIP 'EM OUTTA YA!"
He raises his gigantic arm that nearly caps the ceiling in a clenched fist.
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] is winding for an attack!

------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
Totally forgot to tell you guys that you lost your torch and bucket.

>>3738302
Sorry, anon.
Didn't see your post
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>>3738415
>Didn't see your post
>he doesn't refresh the page
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDa2y-BPvZo
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>>3738429
It's fine, you're not dead yet.
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3738415
>[] Flee
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3738415
>Nimble Roll
Evasive maneuvers!
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3738415
>[X] Flee
Let's try this again.
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>>3738443
This guy, this guy.
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>>3738415
>>3738443
Switching.
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Guys, c'mon.
The rolls are there for a reason, you can't keep switching to someone with a higher roll!
Unless you want to remove it, I'm fine with either
>>
Brb
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>>3738475
I'll remove mine.
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>>3738508
Fuck, my ID changed. Disregard >>3738444.
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3738415
>Do a Barrel Roll!
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>3738415
>Nimble Roll
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>[x] EVASIVE MANEUVERS!

You're not out of it yet!
As the caution and fear now takes it root within you, a panicked motion seizes you to dodge out of the way as quick as possible.
Although large, his attacks seem less tactical but more of the impetus of his sadistic glee.

**BAM!**

The gigantic fist collides on the bloody floor, shaking the foundations of its den.
The numerous rocks shake but his lair is built well enough that it does not crash around the monstrous being, his arm reeling back in slight discontent with an audible "HWAH?!"

[Nimble Roll successful!]
You are filled with more determination from your recent close call and success
[FEAR] is slowly fading!

You are still [DRAINED]
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
Sorry for the long wait I'm currently undergoing through some personal issues.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3741731
>[] Flee
ah man, you started just as I was going to sleep. anons don't get us killed
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>>3741740
It's fine.
I can head to bed too, I just hope the thread isn't kill before I wake up.
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>>3741741
you fine man these threads can go up into the 1000's in terms of posts
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>>3741746
I meant we're in Page 6 already.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3741731
>[] Flee
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>>3741748
You've probably got another 4 days left, maybe more. This isn't /v/, don't worry.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3741731

>[] Action

Can we flee and reload at the same time??
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>>3742511
I'm leaning more on a no on that one.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3742536
Alright, thanks!

I switch my decision to
>[] Flee
Use this post's roll, disregard >>3742511

I think we need higher ground and a good shot at an eye.

Hope you're doing well with your personal issues, Thatch!
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

Just decided to binge the thread, after putting it off for a day or so. Really good thus far, thanks OP.
The art is really good, and the horror aspects were well executed.

>>3733643
So its pretty much confirmed we can't just shove it back into a part of her armor and pump some magic through it to bring her back? Or do something else to bring the personality back out of the wispell? She's super double dead? That sucks, it'd be cool to have a snarky magic helmet familiar to travel with us and keep us from falling for dumb shit. She just got ganked by a mage and an easily dupped ranger.

>>3735051
Damn, hope Yot-jere wasn't taking liberties, cause that's real nice looking.
Always interested in how artists try to handle the ears too, for bunny girls.

>>3736668
Fuck, YES. YES! This is some good ass boss design.
>>3737857
I wished more vidya games did. Give the players multiple different environments to run to, if you want to fight the boss in different ways. Either have the straight up boss fight with it, or lead it on a chase to fight in different way/parts. Or even get to a point where the conventional boss fight turns into a puzzle boss fight instead. Give different classes their own advantages and preferences for different styles of fighting it.

>>3741731
Speaking of which, since it seems like we can traverse back to past sections for different vantages, let's
>[]Flee
>>
>[x] RUN FOR YOUR LIFE (again!)
---------------------------------------------------

You try your retreating maneuver once again, dashing back out of the stinking pit and outside its gripping aroma.

*BOOOUSH*
A gigantic arm surges outside the cave, claws open to snag you back into its lair.
"YOU CAN'R RUN FOREVERAAAAAAH!"
His jackal-like cry resonates throughout the cave shaking its very foundations.

(The putrid smell of the cave is far behind you but its odour still reeks from this distance. You are still DRAINED)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ROLL A 1D20 TO EVADE HIS GRASP
(10 or higher for success)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
-----------------------------------------------------
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3744911
>>
>[x] Tally (success!)
--------------------------------------
You see gigantic beast's arm coming and try to weave out of its warpath.
Fortunately this time, you see it coming and avoid it accordingly.

The gangly arm razes the dirt, clenching nothing rock and stone, bits of nail chipping off in the dust.
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] take slight damage.

The impact of its arm shakes the whole underground cavern as stalactites and large chunks of rock rain down on the vulnerable limb.
You can even see some jab its way in into its skin, pinning some if his fingers into the ground.
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] take massive damage!

A shrieking howl pierces the dry air, "RYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! FUUUUUUUAACK!"

(Condition: Scraped up)
You are still stricken with [FEAR], your previous success slowly dwindling its effect.
(The putrid smell of the cave is far behind you but its odour still reeks from this distance. You are still DRAINED)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
--[] Throw Torch
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3744997
>--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
Aim for the eyes!
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3744997
We have two major things going on right now.
One, the hand can still reach us, but it is pinned at the moment.
Second, we are still suffering from the Drained debuff from proximity to the cave.

I vote we
>[] Flee
one more time back into the next room over (>>3733859 this room if I am not mistaken).

This would let us try to knock out both the Fear and Drained debuffs in one more action, as well as put us farther from its hand. We'd also hopefully be able to use the two pillars as cover if it tries to grab us from the backgrounds.
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3744997
>Reload
If we did that at some point (I didn't read it but who knows)
>Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3744997
>[] Flee
One more time, so we can get rid of the debuffs. Hopefully the monster will take a bit to free his hand so we can reload.
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>Flee
>Reload
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>>3745514
>>3745246
You still need to reload.
Reloading is also not a free action!
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>>3746530
ah then Flee
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3744997
I vote for reload.
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>[x] Flee!
-------------------------

You turn tail from the screaming horror, back from where you came,

Every fiber of your twitching muscles carries you further and further back from the cavern as the laughter seems to distance itself behind you.
(The pungent smell of the bodies seem to lose their thick aroma form this distance but the aged blood splatters does have its own reek. You are no longer DRAINED)

"I'M....GOING...TO RIP YOU APART!"
You stop dead on your tracks the moment the boom of those words are uttered from mysterious origins.
Suddenly, zombified and gangly appendages sprout from the walls and floor, coiling around the surfaces in dark portals.
The sound of cracking bone is loud as the limbs gather and slither to block your passage.
Bloodshot eyes all of a sudden blink to life around the timber wood, all shooting you with a bulbous gaze.
"I'M GONNA TEAR YOUR GUTS, SOFT AND MUSHY, MUSHY AND SOFT GUTS!"

Horrors unbound, you feel your newfound hopes nearly dashed in an instant.
You are still stricken with [FEAR]

------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3746766
>[] Flee
we have to get the fuck out of here
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>>3746773
Which direction are you fleeing towards?
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>>3746766
How much oil does that lamp have?
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>>3746766
>Reload
If we can't use our weapon we'll have a tough time getting through those hands. Maybe we should aim for stalactites above the monster when we shoot.
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>>3746787
Has enough to keep the wick lit for an extended period of time before replacement.
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>>3746789
Enough to burn a path?
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>>3746780
ah, carp your right...I guess vote withdrawn then.

>>3746793
I like this mans thinking
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>>3746793
Enough to ignite a medium swath of fire, although you will be losing your only light source in the area if you do.
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>>3746799
*If it gets snuffed out.

>>3746788
Roll, anon.
Roll!
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>>3746799
Do we HAVE to kill Yot-Jere to escape?
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>>3746803
I'm guessing this is an under the table question but yes. You are essentially trapped by a powerful horror
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>>3746814
ah hell and we killed the only person that could help us
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3746766
>[] Reload

This looks like as far as we are getting. Its better than in the area where we were suffering from two debuffs and at risk of getting pulled back into the main area.
Reload so we can start shooting the thing in the background. We have ranged, lets use it.
>>
Are the eyes physical?
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>>3746822
It looks physical (blinking and twitching) but you are not sure.
>>
Dang, and I was gonna vote to stab them.
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>>3746822
The numerous arms and eyes may or may not be illusions, since it has shown the ability to make them. But better to avoid them regardless. We could shoot one just to make sure, but we could also shoot the background for guaranteed damage.
>>
We shall continue this tomorrow.
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>[x] Reload
----------------------------

You gotta reload!
You reach behind you to grab a handful of bolts from your pouch and flip open the loading gate of your repeater.

[You are currently reloading your 3-repeater crossbow)

You load one bolt
*click*

The writhing arms coil around you closer as the pillars, dotted with strange eyes, stare at your every movement.

You load one bolt
*click*

The limbs pulsate and jump to and fro, shifting through portals until they seize up and surge towards you
SHIT!
SHIT!

A swarm of grotesque appendages try to grab you, their momentous assault stretching their tentacle like nature from their convolving around the grim scenery.

"GUTS GUTS GUTS, RED JUICY GUTS!"
(Roll 8 or higher on a 5d20 to dodge the limbs!)
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Rolled 12, 16, 18, 11, 3 = 60 (5d20)

>>3749394
FUCK, the anon that wanted to reload has doomed us
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>>3749417
Please don't fight with one another.
Also, just to make sure, the check is for every instance.
Like for yours, you passed all but one.
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Rolled 3, 18, 14, 20, 4 = 59 (5d20)

>>3749394
Should others roll as well, or are we just going with the first guy's?
Since its past bedtime and I should get some sleep for a long day tomorrow, I'll just throw my dice as well. Can discount them if they are unneeded.

After this, probably do normal shots, and not another unload. The accuracy penalty if we go for the background or eyes will be too great to be worth it.
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Rolled 6, 9, 14, 19, 11 = 59 (5d20)

>>3749394
>>3749417
I'd rather deal with shitty undead hands than the giant boss for purposes of reloading. Plus, we can't escape from the tower so these things can feasibly pop up just about anywhere until we kill that thing. That said, we need to find a melee weapon ASAP or a faster way to reload, this whole reloading nonsense shits all over any decent offensive measures we can take for now.
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Rolled 20, 15, 8, 17, 18 = 78 (5d20)

>>3749394
See how it goes yeah?
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>>3749470
oh man I hope Thatcher uses this one
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>>3749879
You know what, sure.
I'M THE QM, I DO WHAT I WANT!

>[x] Artful Dodge!

With a twitch of muscle, you graciously weave your body out of harm's reach and load the last bolt into the chamber with a resounding click.
The bowstring racks back in its mechanism as you are poised to fire again.

The impetus of the limbs drives it further away from you as it lands and coils back underground, resurfacing to group itself back into the main swarm.

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[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
Let's hope I don't get pulled away to actually finish this boss fight this time.
>>
>>3751338
>[] Action Use a single blot shot to explode the oil lantern. in the hopes it will burn us a path
>>
Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3751379
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>>3751338
>>3751379, except not to burn a path but just to burn the arms. We will have to go back and kill Yot-Jere.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3751399
Wait. Burning a path would be better, because going back would give us Drained again.
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>>3751407
I breathed a heavy sigh for your post, anon.
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>>3751407
now you are thinking with your brain
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3751338
Let's not shoot our only source of light, and force us back into the stinky room.
>[]Attack - Yot-Jere in the background.
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>>3751435
ANON WTF
>>
>[x] Set ablaze!
------------------------

You ping a bolt right off the caged lantern sending it careening before a light splash on the ground is soon lit ablaze by a consuming fire.

The oil jumps and sputters around sticking onto the now floundering limbs in sheer agony
"WHAT...WHAT THE FUAAAAAAACK? FUAAAAAAAACK!"

[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] is now [BURNED]...somehow.

The eldritch eyeballs stuck on the wooden columns, now also caught in fire, dart around as if it tries to escape the inferno in a panic before

*PSHOOO!*

One pops like an overinfalted balloon, scattering blood and black bile from its eye-pit.

*PSHOO!*

Another one follows.
Eventually a symphony of erupting eyeballs fills your ears in disgust.
You do however notice that the black tar-like mist that is ejected from the now liquefied eyeballs catch into embers as fast as they are released from the heat.
You do not know what strange fluid that is but you intend not to sate your curiosity.

"GYAAAAAAAAAAH FUCK! FUCK! FUCK! MY FUCKING EY— I'M GONNA YANK YOUR BONES OUT OF YOUR SKIN—AAAAAAAH!"

You do not know the source of that wailing but you are sure that this beast is hurt.
Your [FEAR] is slowly subsiding.

Before you lies a burning path onto back where you came from but the flames are lively from the thick jumping oil spread around the rock.

(You must run if you want to cross the blaze, otherwise abstain from the roll by posting ABSTAIN)
(Roll 15 or higher on a 1d25 to cross the fire unharmed)

>>3751435
AAAH GODDAMIT!
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>>3751448
I would resend it, but I just don't see much of an advantage to both killing our only source of light in the room, nor going forward to the room with the ladder in it. >>3728908

We can't escape, because the hatch is closed, and the arms will most likely still be there. And we won't have as much room to maneuver in compared to this room. It looks like it might be a bit closer to shoot the boss, but its a much smaller window to attack through.
>>
>>3751513
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Rolled 17 (1d25)

>>3751519
>>3751513
"VALLAHALA"
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Rolled 18 (1d25)

>>3751513
No big deal, OP, it worked out far better than I feared.
Let us press onwards.
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>[x] Through the fire and flames

You pour forth, into the burning plume of flame.
You can see the limbs wriggling violently from being cooked alive with the agonizing demonic scream shaking the caverns once more.
'AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH"

You push and push through the intense heat, fiery sploshing oil, charred remains and the ear-piercing shouts and before you know it...

You make it!
The gleam of your work far behind you as your feet had carried.
Your look is a bit disheveled and blackened from the smoke but all in all, relieved by the miracle of how you aren't being burned alive right now.

You press on and leave the beast to his own torment.

HUFF* HUFF*
Your breath is ragged from this entire ordeal as you near the ladder, a beacon for your escape—

BOUUSH!

A gigantic head crashes through the darkness and into the cave, "YOU'RE GOING TO DIE HERE DIE HERE DIE HERE DIE HERE DIE HERE...."
Its form shifts into an even nightmarish version of itself, eyes opening into a black pit of chittering arms, an extra wormy appendage shooting out of its nose
Its teeth now filed into razor points with what appears to be an endless maw.
"DIE DIE DIE!"
Two arms emerge from nowhere and tries to pry its entire hidden body into the tight corners of the underground path with astounding strength that it look like that it may try to lift and push the very earth around it

Its head inches forward slowly with struggle, mouth agape.
Your [FEAR] rekindles with your hands now beginning to shake along with your entire body.

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[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
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Rolled 7 (1d25)

>>3751692
Well shit, glad I didn't roll.

What's there to use, outside of that lamp?
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>>3751700
What you see around you is a slowy crawling head with a broken part of a column that is soon to be swallowed.
Behind you is the glimmer of light from your previous firestarting action.
>>
>>3751710
What would happen if we did the same trick but into his mouth?
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>>3751713
Care to find out?
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3751718
Fuck yeah, I do,

>>3751692
>Wait for the massive face to turn toward the lantern then explode that mother fucker in this monsters face!
>>
>>3751726
using a single bolt shot
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3751692
>>3751726
Yeah, sure, fuck it. Seeing the ungodly horrors around us is overrated, anyway.
Let's just make sure to book it back to the cave full of rotting shit afterwards.
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>>3751731
Fire is about the only thing that can really hurt this thing. Wait shit we didn't use the lantern just outside the inner cave and now we can't get to it because we used the lantern in the room before it to hurt this thing.

OH to the left is one more lantern we still have a chance!
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3751692
If there's another lantern to shoot, I say we pull a Jaws.
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>>3751692
we still have our torch right I don't remember ever throwing it away
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>>3751765
You lost it after he dragged you back into his lair.
Same goes with your bucket.
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>>3751767
well, there goes by back up plan.
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>>3751740
If we shoot the lantern, we will just have to run two rooms over in the dark. Its not ideal, but its doable if we follow the light of the lantern.

We'll suffer from the DRAINED again, but hopefully he will be weak enough that we can handle him with the extra debuffs.
>>
>>3751812
The hope is that that last lantern will be enough to finish him off
>>
>>3751812
Or we could climb the ladder while he's writhing in pain.
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>>3751831
this is a boss battle have you ever know of a boss room that opens before the boss is dead?
>>
>[x] Try the same thing again!
----------------------

You carefully aim at the lantern, hoping to conflagrate this scary bastard.
At the pull of the trigger, the dart flies and pings the cage, despite your shaky fingers (Imagine that!)

The lantern falls off its hinges until—
"BLEEAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGH"

A flood of regurgitated tissue and viscous fluids starts pouring out of the endless gullet of the monster, towing the lantern from breaking on the hard ground.
The deluge of innards inundates your lower torso in its thick liquid, filled with soft chunks and mushy guts.
You are now [ROOTED]

The smell is unbearable and the moment it hits you, your body immediately reacts to the horrid stench of the semi-digested meat and bones.
You start to hurl uncontrollably, ejecting and mixing your food with the beast's diet which inadvertently makes you heave even more.
You are [POISONED: NAUSEA]
You are [DRAINED]
You are now [FILTHY]

In the midst of your involuntary expulsions, the repugnant goop starts to stir back and deliberately returns into its owner's mouth.
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] has now caught your [TASTE]
He is not alien to the diet of [Human]
With you alone in the vile darkness, you are mere thoughts away from pure panic and breaking down from your [FEAR]

(Roll 10 or higher in 1d18 to escape the vomit!)
-------------------------------------------
We shall continue this tomorrow!

>>3751831
There is no more ladder, Yôt-jeré demolished it on his entrance on this screen.
>>
Rolled 15 (1d18)

>>3751834
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3751834
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>>3751850
Unfortunate that it's the wrong dice, I guess.
>>
Rolled 17 (1d18)

>>3751853
Fuck, yes indeed.

>>3751834
Who the the hell uses d18 anyways?
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>>3751856
It's all arbitrary, sorta just like this quest.
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>>3751858
Yeah well your face is arbitrary and ugly like Yôt-Jeré.
Besides, we're gonna wreck it, wrong dice or not.
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>>3751856
fuck yeah
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The crown should be the final straw.
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>>3751834
so >>3751837 and >>3751856 means the Ranger suddenly pulls a "FOOL! I MEANT TO GET VOMITED ON ALL ALONG!" and snipes Yot-jere right in the crown for the half-hp massive damage.
>"WAS GETTING CAUGHT PART OF YOUR PLAN, HUMAN?"
>"Of course!"
>>
>[x] DANGER Shake it loose!
------------------------------
You wade through the muck while simultaneously gagging endlessly in the dark.
*SLOOOOOOOOOOOOP*
Sounds of the sludge slurping and slopping backwards gives you enough motivation to get out quick as possible
The ground shudders and cracks as you hear and feel the beast swallow and grind its engorging mass towards you.
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] has regenerated health!

The only source of light you are provided is the glimmer from a couple of metres away from your previous action
You are still dizzy and nauseated from [POISON: NAUSEA]
You are still [DRAINED]
[FEAR] grips your tightly like a vice.

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[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy.
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3753284
Flee bake to the room on the right

it's our best shot.
>>
>>3753284
What do we have in our inventory?
>>
>>3753446
Excluding your clothes and weapons
- a pouch of 20 pieces of silver
- a box of small bolts
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3753459
I guess, it's a bit late to bribe it...

Yeah, I'mma second >>3753437
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>>3753459
ah, that is not a lot to work with and we lost the torch so we can't even use that as a last resort weapon, we are fucked. I think this is as punishing as a dark souls boss.
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>>3753465
You gotta look at it with a silver lining.
Less items means you are less encumbered.
>>
>>3753465
Maybe if we try diving into her(?) stomach, we can give it a bad tummyache!
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>>3753489
Nah I am not the type to give up so easily we still have the Lantern on the far right to try something with. besides if we are going to die I at least want to take this thing with us.
>>
>[x] Run away
------------------------
Your clothes are soggy with gore but you tread back with much vigor as you have left.
Each step brings you closer and closer to the light as the bulging mass behind you seem like a far distance.

You finally arrive at the razing fire, now grown to emit a heavy smoke above as it eats the wooden pillars.
All the eldritch limbs seem to have disappeared and no signs point to the beast's presence.

You gotta think fast what to do next.

[] Run through the fire (Roll a 15 or higher on a 1d25 to cross the fire unharmed, Rolling a 10 or under will result you to be on fire)
[] FREE ACTION
>>
Rolled 10 (1d25)

>>3753698
WE WILL BE GLORIOUS
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Rolled 5 (1d25)

>>3753698
>Run through the fire
Not too much room on this side
>>
>>3753719
>>3753745
That's two failures now.
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>>3753753
so close so very close
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Rolled 8 (1d25)

>>3753698
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>>3753805
...
Hold on gonna make some supper.
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Rolled 21 (1d25)

>>3753698
Second wind!
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>>3753946
YYEEEESSSSS

now let's hope it was in time
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>[x] Tally (fail)
--------------------------

You stride across the razing flames with whatever endurance you have left.
Although you make some headway, you notice that the fire is more violent than before with the heat in virtually unbearable levels.

Your [Hooded fur jacket] is on FIRE
You do however manage to make it across (through some fateful chance that you should most likely thank) but have to discard your garment before you yourself get added to the bonfire.
You have lost your [Hooded fur jacket]

You pat yourself from any remaining fire that has stuck to you before a crashing mass of flesh interrupts your respite

"GWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHR!!"
The large teethed maw swallows the flames themselves in a vacuum, smoke pluming from where its eyes used to be.
Not adding to the fact that the smell of burning flesh takes hold in the surrounding area.
A sharp jab of the tentacle from its nose extends but recoils back due to the flames between you.
The multiple arms it has from its eye holes stop from reaching out but somehow the large head still moves onwards despite the clear sign of pain.
You cannot stay here!
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] is [BURNING]

"FIRE WILL NOT STOP MEEEEEEE!"

(Condition: Banged Up and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
--[] Throw Torch
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
>>
>>3754024
Is his crown eye still intact? Is there ANY weak point left to exploit?
>>
Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3754024
Shoot our last bolt into this things nose then move to the right

also that flowing hair tho
>>
Wait, what about the tentacle?
>>
>>3754024
>Use your final crossbow bolt to fire at Yot-jere's crown! It glimmers strongly from the flames, lessening your chance of missing it! One shot should be all it takes to strike it off of The Pretender and into the flames below!
>>
>>3754054
The tentacle was supposed to be a way how the head fights back but you're not a melee fighter so it's just there trying to jab you.
Along with the arms.
In hindsight, I should've just scrapped that feature.
>>
>>3754060
What crown?
>>
>>3754034
It's not in view around his enlarged head.
>>
>>3754067
It's hidden*
I don't know what's wrong with me today.
>>
SAVE THE CROSSBOW BOLT.

Is there anything we can do to recover Stamina besides idling?
>>
>>3754060
AAAAAAAAAAAAANON WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!

>>3754074
Stop running around but that doesn't seem to be an option since we are in the desperation phase of the boss
>>
remember to roll for you option

>>3754078
>the desperation phase of the boss
Yeah, I think we entered this phase when we murdered the NPC that was meant to help us.
>>
>>3754078
Do we at least have ONE turn to catch our breath?
>>
>>3754083
nope
>>
>>3754038
We shouldn't waste that bolt but we need a way to delay him.
>>
have you guys fogotten that we need to roll to have your choice chosen. Roll
>>
Would we faint if we Fled now?
>>
>>3754153
No, you won't.
Your character's Constitution is pretty above average.
>>
>>3754153
Also I will tell you when you are one action away from fainting, dying etc.
So don't worry but worry kind of a little bit.
>>
>>3754153
>>3754149
>>3754083
What do we do then, guys?
>>
Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3754158
And what about that Torch? Can we nab it then go?
>>
>>3754165
Torch?
What Torch?
>>
>>3754171
That Throw Torch option you got there.
>>
>>3754172
OH SHIT
>>
>>3754172
Disregard that.
Man, I'm on a fucking roll today
>>
Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>3754184
Okay, so just
>>3754024
>[X] Flee
>>
vote withdrawn so that flee will win
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3754024
>Move back
That fire's still gonna keep him busy for a little bit
>>
>[x] Run!
------------------------------

Fucking hell.
You run even further back leaving the burning beast to its own devices and agony.
After a couple heaves and heavy breaths you reach the entrance to its lair.
An odd chill shoots up your spin when you think that maybe it has lead you back here.

*CRASH!*
*CRASH*

Two large arms flank you on both sides, covering any exit you may take! (FLEE DISABLED!)
Globs of slather rain from the ceiling and a familiar horrid stench hits your nostrils that makes you gag another time.
Looking up, you see gigantic hole with riddled with teeth poised precisely where the roof of the underground cave used to be.

(Condition: Banged Up and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isvntUDAn2g
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee (DISABLED! NOWHERE TO RUN!)
------------------------------------
>>
Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3754380
>--[] Nimble Roll
FUCKING DODGE behind the pillar
>>
>>3754380
THIS >>3754391
Rocks are all it'll eat!
>>
Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3754391
+1
>>
>>3754400
ROLL, MY ANON
ROLL!
>>
Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3754380
>>3754391
>>
>>3754429
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upkYQqbrjSc
>>
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>>3754429
It's a good thing I rolled a 1 when it didn't matter.
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>>3754435
Don't make a habit of it though.
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3754419
If this is the FIRST bossfight, I cannot begin to imagine what else awaits this quest, if anything at all
>>
>>3754494
Look at this dude, talkin like we are going to survive this
>>
>>3754494
You will have companions to help you, anon.
It's just in this case it's kinda weird you going solo but I can give you some perks after all this is done.
>>
>>3754526
thank fuck, we deserve some serious bonuses for soloing the first fucking boss and witnessing all that horror firsthand
>>
>[x] Roll into the pillar
------------------------------
An intensive growling is heard.
"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

You exhaustively dive behind the pillar before—

*WHACK*

The gnash of jaws quickly snap shut before you as the beasts rears its ugly head.
The arms on its eyes seem to flail around as if trying to grab something that isn't there.

(Condition: Banged Up and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue)

------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee (DISABLED! NOWHERE TO RUN!)
------------------------------------
>>
>>3754569
I'm just gonna say outright that this isn't an ordinary enemy you fight.
This guy is an actual legendary horror.
>>
Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3754571
Shoot the Eye on top of the Crown!
>>
>>3754575
Gee, thanks!
>>
>>3754571
This >>3754590

>>3754575
And that's why we need the perks to show for it. IF we survive the protag should legit be PTSD'd by this, or be immuned against illusions and mindfuckery
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3754646
FORGOT MY ROLL
>>
Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3754590
I can't think of anything better to do than to try this
>>
>>3754663
nice, 19 will help us live
>>
>>3754667
Critical failures and critical hits don't apply unless I say beforehand before you roll.
Otherwise, the normal vote is just to determine a vote in case there is no majority (I just add it and highest wins)

>[x] Got 'em
------------------------

You peek out of cover and put your sights on the eyeball ontop of its large crown and—

*FWIP*

It connects!
[Yôt-jeré, the Pretender] has been dealt DISPELLING damage!
The beast recoils back immediately after your bolt hits its eye in shrieking terror.

You hear the creaking of gargantuan bones behind you.
*KRRKKK*

------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
>>
Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3754709
--[] Nimble Roll
Dodge again!
>>
>>3754715
>>
>>3754716
For this particular boss fight I'm going to need you to specify where.

The choices will be:

[] Dodge Forward
[] Dodge Backward
[] Dodge to the Side

You don't need to reroll.
>>
>>3754725
>[] Dodge to the Side
to the side I think something is about to attack us from behind
>>
>>3754725
[] Dodge to the Side
>>
>[x] Dodge to the side!

You tumble towards the sides of the path in an attempt to dodge whatever is coming from behind.

*THWACK!*

You feel blunt damage impact against you HARD as you land on your [off-hand] on the side of the rocks along with the column, showering you with splintering wood.
A searing but numbing pain shoots through your body as your [offhand] limps in extreme anguish when you try to recover your footing.

You are [INJURED: Dislocated Off-hand]
(You cannot use your off-hand for actions!)

(Condition: DANGER and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
>>
>>3754805

The arm reels back, looking content on its hit against you.

The rocks now rumble in front of you in eagerness.

*BRRRRRRRRRRRKK*

------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
>>
Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3754826
FUCK IT
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] Backward

man who would have thought we would go out like this
>>
>>3754826
This >>3754830
Pray for the correct action. HOW ARE WE GOING TO FUCKING DAMAGE THIS FUCKER NOW THAT WE CANNOT RELOAD OUR CROSSBOW?
>>
>>3754834
we are going to have to set our own shoulder
>>
>>3754836
You can reload your crossbow one-handed but it will take about two turns.
Use that information however you want.
You didn't get it from me!
>>
>[x] Dodge back!
---------------------

You shuffle backwards, in an attempt to evade a frontal attack!

*CRASH!*

The large hand finds an empty target as the dust clears.

(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)

------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
>>
Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3754866
>[] Action Set our shoulder and endure the pain
>>
>>3754866
THIS >>3754882
FUCK WE NEED TO FUCKING SURVIVE GODDAMNIT
HE STILL HAS NOT TAKEN ANY DAMAGE MINUS THE BLUE HEALTH LOSS
>>
Don't we have potions?
>>
>>3754889
Lol no, it's the beginning of the game.
>>
>[x] Set shoulder

You holster your weapon and grab hold of your other shoulder and try to set it back
You groan and grind your teeth through the ordeal when pushing it back until you hear a pop

Your arm is still in serious pain but you may have placed it back where it belongs?
You gain a caveat [Off Off-hand- Your off-hand suffers from re-occurring but random bouts of pain and numbness, consult a physician or someone with medical expertise]

The beast's arm recoils back into the cave as you hear an intensive growling from above.
"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
------------------------------------
>>
>>3754935
Goddamit, anon.
It's to the side.
Please don't change it!
Dodging forward is for his back attack
>>
Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3754929
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
>>
>>3754938
Oh, the growl from above threw me off.
>>
>>3754929
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
>>
>>3754929
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
Dodge the top smash!
>>
>[x] To the side!
--------------
You shuffle hurriedly to the side.

*WHACK*

The gnash of jaws quickly snap shut before you as the beasts rears its ugly head.
The arms on its eyes seem to flail around as if trying to grab something that isn't there.

This time, the tentacle appendage coils around the lantern on the ground and slurps it back inside its nose, blanketing the cave in darkness.
>>
Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3755016
Use our dagger as throwing the weapon to cut the tentacle before it can take the lantern
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3755016
THIS >>3755026
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You are blinded by the darkness

Get ready.
You hear an audible *BRRRRRRRRRRRKK*

(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
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[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
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>>3755025
>>3755026
>>3755027
Wait for the prompt!
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>>3755026
>>3755027
Is this actually doable? Because the text is acting like it already happened.
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>>3755033
Just had to wait for the prompt, my bad for not posting (cont.x/y)
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3755032
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] Backward

its the front hand
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>>3755032
Whoops.
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] Backward
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>>3755032
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>>3755039
roll
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3755039
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alright after every successful dodge we have a turn for action before the next attack we have to find and somehow relight the lantern or somehow successfully attack the crown in the dark
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>[x] Backward
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You take a couple steps back and before you know it a loud crashing thump is heard.
Silence now befalls the area.

Then, you hear a *GRRRRRRRRRRR!*

(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3755078
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
Fuck the pattern changed
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3755078
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
C'mon...
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>3755078
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
We're caught in this lethal game of DDR with an abomination, and we cannot reload our crossbow in this fucking darkness. Damn.
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We still can't flee, can we?
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You huddle to the side before the chompers come to get you

*WHACK*

The gnash of jaws quickly snap shut before you as the beasts rears its ugly head... lit by the light of the lantern hanging by the trailing appendage.

You are no longer [BLIND] from the darkness

(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Exhausted)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee (Disabled! Nowhere to run!)
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>>3755094
Nope.
For some reason I keep forgetting to type disabled flee
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>>3755098
How many bolts do we have left?
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3755098
FUCK IT
>Draw knife parkour on to the crown and stab the fucking eye repeatedly!
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>>3755102
You still have a box full
I never really specified how much is inside and I don't think I intend to be that anal.
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wait would resting this turn allow us to regain stamina?
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3755098
>[x] Catch your Breath
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>>3755107
Sure but only a short breather.
It won't rejuvenate you into a rested state.
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>>3755112
as long as it gives us the stamina to keep going that is fine vote withdrawn so resting will win
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3755098
this >>3755111
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>[x] Breather
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You take this moment to catch your breath and level your head on the situation.
Can't be slacking now.

The light fades away into the nose of the beast as the dark envelops the area once more.
You are now [BLINDED] by the darkness.

You hear a *KRRRRK*

(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Tired)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee (Disabled! Nowhere to run!)
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3755144
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] Forward
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3755149
support
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>>3755144
this >>3755149
I feel like our protag Thomas Fairway deserves a Dance Dance Revolution style smooth dodging perk for this entire segment of the bossfight.
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>>3755161
we still have to survive first, but yeah I agree we are coming out of this one a changed man
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>>3755163
>goes to a tower to rescue a princess and fuck like rabbits (literally)
>ends up witnessing shit far beyond any regular soldier or seasoned veteran could ever hope to bear witness in one lifetime
>ends up soloing a full-on illusionist man-eating impersonator horror out of legends by the skin of his teeth repeatedly by rapid thinking and DDR dodging skills on the fly
the stats and the gains will be tremendous, but at what cost...?
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>>3755165
all future goodnight sleeps for the rest of his life

this poor son of a bitch will never be the same
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>>3755167
slaying a legit monster should at least give him some better sleep by sheer "I know what truly lurks in the dark and I killed it, fuck out of my dreams" power
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>>3755168
that would be nice but more realistically we are going to get "never-ending nightmares about this hell creature and this fight "
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>>3755169
yup, now we just gotta catch our breath and reload again, so the third time he chomps down we should unload up into his crown again
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>>3755170
Nah we need to stick with single shots we can't risk missing a single shot.
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>[x] Forward
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You briskly shuffle forward avoiding the loud thump behind you.
From the followed silence a crescendo of gurgling like spoiled food in a fat man's stomach.

*BLRG* *BLRG* *BLRGH*


(You feel a bit dizzy from the pain of your injuries.)
(Condition: DANGER and Tired)
(Warning: You are close into fainting from fatigue AND PAIN)
------------------------------
[] Attack
--[] Shoot 3-Repeater Crossbow (Need to Reload)
[] Special
--[] Unload: You fire three successive shots from your crossbow with reduced accuracy. (Need to Reload)
--[] Reload
[] Defend
--[] Nimble Roll
----[] To the side
----[] Forward
----[] Backward
[] Use/Access Item
[] Action
[] Flee (Disabled! Nowhere to run!)
------------------------------------
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3755189
Oh god, a new sound.
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3755189
>--[] Nimble Roll
>----[] To the side
That is vomit we need to hide behind the pillar

fuck I hope this works
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We need to reload next chance we get when we aren't dodging, I think. We have to have a bolt ready for that eye.
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I gotta sleep.
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