Maria Louise Regnia, Daughter of the Dragon, Kingslayer, and Servant to the Lord. Currently she is in the Miaphate, doing a pilgrimage towards Ca’Ren, the city where the Lord made his agreement with humanity. In her time there, she began the workings to organize the Miaphate for a controlled Civil War between religious sects. What will she make of this though, and what of the potential lover the Miaph Solomon!Standard SkillsSocial Skills>Royal Demeanor >Conversation >Expression Intellectual Skills>History >Intrigue >Medicine  >Economics  >Military Physical Skills>Agility >Weapons >Athletics >Animal Handling Mystic Skills>Faith >Magics Other Items>Wealth >Direct Military Strength  >Social Standing  (Kingslayer)Note that 15 Novice25 Apprentice50 Adept75 Expert100 MasterPrevious Threadshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=OtomeDamn 20+ votes for the first thread. This is now an Excellent story along with several Excellent Threads. Thanks everyone!
The sun lowered itself across the lands in a dark red hue, disguising the various splatters of blood that were scattered about the courtyard. In the middle of it were three men, all with faces portraying the screams they wailed when they were once aflame. However now cooked tendons were holding them in place as their bodies were impaled upon pikes. “You took all that in rather well, Elizabeth.” Solomon smirked as he stood at Maria’s side, “People might start calling you a monster if we continue doing this.” “Would they now? Maybe I should keep doing it, that way no person would ever think about assassinating me again.” “Indeed you would be correct,” Solomon answered back with an approving nod, “Men’s fear can be unreal at many times, believing that we will hear every conversation they have. I think the thought is ludacris myself.” “I would agree with you, however that only relates to how far our technology comes.” Maria thought to herself for a moment, “Have you ever any thoughts about a world where the buildings scrape the sky and traveling across the seas takes less than a day?” “I am just saying its possible, don’t mind me though.” Maria answered with a shaking of her head, “Is there anything rumbling yet?” “Indeed, the Children of Sahar have gotten agitated recently. I think they’ve heard about my query about their missing child.” Solomon turned his gaze towards the burnt remains, “Though it seems they’ve grown quite due to recent events.” “I cannot say if thats good or bad.” Maria admitted before shaking her head. “We will not know until we tease the information.” Solomon admitted while turned back to Maria, “And what of your findings? Anything of value yet?” “Indeed, it seems those servants who were brought here by Loster were given the same deal as Matarid. And it seems they are just as easy to coerce. Though I have hinted to them being paid that little bit more.” “So that means at least here at home we are secure.” Solomon gave a steady nod, “Than that leaves us with securing a larger military force.” “Indeed that would be vital, how are the forces gathered now?” “Most are aligned with their Cults, either city bound or to a sect. I have been able to squeeze more troops out of them, but inlight of a rebellion I will only have my personal domains.” “So either we guarantee they are on our side, or we make it so they lose all their power.” Maria answered back before giving a glance towards Solomon, “Why do you think there would be a rebellion against yourself?” “Thats… not something to be discussed here.” Solomon danced around the issue by ensnaring Maria’s hand, “We should move now, lest our servants grow irritated.” >Take a walk around the gardens and maybe visit the old wine cellar>Go have some dinner together>Visit Maria’s ward, the possible linchpin in this scheme>Other
>>4546219>Visit Maria’s ward, the possible linchpin in this schemeGood to see you again my friend
>>4546219>Visit Maria’s ward, the possible linchpin in this scheme.We should try to solidify her Faith in our god. It will cause a greater stir in Sarhars cult once she's revealed. Which can help in stripping the cults of their authority.
>>4546219I love how your autocorrect is set to Ludacris.>>4546219>>Visit Maria’s ward, the possible linchpin in this schemeShe can't testify if she's dead and if even hearing things stirred people up, she might be princess tier. We gotta make sure she's ok or at least.
>>4546219>Visit Maria’s ward, the possible linchpin in this scheme
>>4546219>Go have some dinner together
As a note about the maid makeup. There are clearly a ton of lazy and unmotivated maids. I can only guess that they're shirking off responsibilities, doing tasks like conspiracy or spywork for the misc factions instead of their job. Not our problem right now, but they're clearly mismanaged. It makes me regret not tutoring Melody after we found out she was a Baron's daughter as a method of study for ourselves a little.
>>4546516You raise a good point.
The Ward>>4546295>>4546312>>4546334>>4546371Some Dinner>>4546484
“Indeed that is true, let us travel.” With that answer given the two traveled down the halls, side by side. It was rather quite, now that folk were not chatting that much. A few glanced their way, but it seemed either Maira’s continual presence or her shaping of the maids has had its intended effect. The two opened the doors to Maria’s room, and were soon greeted by a smile and a bowing of the head by Dahia. In the few days Maria has known the girl, she had quickly regained a vast majority of her muscles and fat. Maria could only attribute that to the divine blood that ran through her veins. “Ah, Elizabeth, welcome back.” She said while giving Maria a calm bow. “Welcome back Mistress.” Melody answered as well with a smile, “Matarid has gone out to get us some water, she will be back soon though.” “Thank you, Melody. If you would close the doors.” Maria said with a wave of the hand. As her maid carried out the task Maria sat herself next to her Ward, Solomon sitting next to Maria in turn. Since it was little drab not saying anything Maria decided to start, “So, have you been fairing well these days?” “Indeed I am, Elizabeth.” The girl smiled while trying, but failing, to make eye contact, “I… thank you for taking care of… him.” “You are very welcome, it is the least I can do for someone who died in such a horrendous way. Child or not.” “Still, I thank you.” She answered while resting her hands upon the books that Maria had lent to her. “Ugh, things are going to get troublesome.” Solomon shook his head after seeing the girl’s subconscious actions, “Dahia, do you wish to see your family? Those who share your blood?” “I…” The girl was about to say something before giving a shiver and quickly clutching the book into her hands, “A-are they like them.” “I cannot say, as the internal affairs of families is something I cannot do.” Solomon admitted with a sigh, “Though I know their family likes to intermarry, so what happened to you will likely happen with them.” The girl did not seem to look any better, now using the book about the Lord as some kind of shield against the truth that was Solomon. So simply put, there was going to be a difficulty in how they are going to reveal her. >Show her anyways, but emphasize that she is under the Miaph’s protection>Say she is dead, saying the monster that took her child took her too. >Do as above, but give them the corpse of the Child as evidence. >Of course, there is always other.
>>4546633>Show her anyways, but emphasize that she is under the Miaph’s protection
>>4546633>Say she is dead, saying the monster that took her child took her too.
>>4546633Ok. I'm gonna need some clarification on what might be details I missed and since I actually have to wake in the morning i mostly have to hope this helps everyone after.Was the plague demon associated with the sect she came from? That can indicate she can't be safely returned to them and a traitor within the sect. That should cause some infighting? There a specific god of plagues? Also rouses suspicion that the first targets are her and the child. Did they conspired to kidnap a sahar child?How old is she? I guess since we aren't saying woman she might not even be an adult by the standards of this area.Does her having a home she was staying in make her a head of household and technically exempt her from them bringing her back under their guardianship? This one might be a good one to look into and gets us a look at the library before some random mongols burn it down like the Library of Alexandria.These two sects might actually be useful as maids in the long term since maids are often there to pad their resume before marriage by proving they're good at housework under european systems at least. If they're forced to intermarry and the like, the maids might have a bigger interest in staying on as servants in the long term.
>>4546633Since I should be asleep before i get responses and I feel I gotta vote I'll go with this.>You know, she was being infested by the plague when I found her. Would it not be appropriate for them to assume any written statements by her was her dying testimony? Why if it was the first house to be hit by that demon one could even call it an assassination to cover up crimes. Since she's healing so fast, she might have even vanished on her own long before the fighting is over and they stop to realize she lived.Night night
>>4546633>Show her anyways, but emphasize that she is under the Miaph’s protection.>The cult may not take her into custody.
>>4546669You know the plague demon was from another god, though its odd that the creature was there in the first place. Her age is around 14, which makes her younger than Maria, and lastly no she will not instantly become the house head.
>>4546921Thanks for refreshing. What are the rights of the cult as parents? What legal claim can they make once we show she's here?And what's her current opinion on our god? Besides gratitude for saving her and the afterlife we've helped send the kid to.
>>4546633>>Do as above, but give them the corpse of the Child as evidence.
>>4546971Oh no. No no. We are not desecrating a dead body.
>>4546973We can just show her the burial place, not dig up the whole corpse
>Maybe emphasis she is also under the lords protection. And that means Maria's protection.
Show her to the World>>4546639>>4546649>>4546675>>4546828>>4547126She is dead, people>>4546662The Baby is evidence>>4546971Alright, good to know!
“Well, that does not really matter now.” Maria answered back with a firm grip upon herself, “They must know she is alive if everything is to go to plan. However, she is under your protection.” “Indeed.” Solomon answered with a sigh, “Dahia, you said your captures all had blue hair right?” “Y-yes.” She answered meekly. “Then it must be Baltic’s Cult who kidnapped her.” He summarized, “While dessert blond is at least uncommon, only the Children of Baltic have that hair color.” With another thought Maria faced the girl again, “I ask you, are you willing to go through with this Dahia? You are the one person who must announce to the court the sins of your captors.” “I-I am willing.” She answered with a resolve that Maria can admire, “They hurt me and even led to his death. And well, its the least I can do for you.” “Then the plan is set,” Solomon announced with a devilish grin about himself, “The Sarhars are likely already foaming at the mouth to get at the Baltics, and I am sure this will be the straw to break the camel’s back.” “Indeed, if we are lucky both sides wipe eachother out.” “Then you should pray to your god for that outcome.” Solomon called out with a laugh before shaking his head, “The only issue would be how we deliver the news. If we do it here, I should be able to handle the collateral they will cause. However, if we were to do it on the road we might be able to religate all damage to the deserts.” “But if we do that, entire cities might be consumed.” Maria answered back“Indeed, though it means I will have more freetime as it will be other people dealing with the problem. Either way, it will draw in the other cults.” Solomon thought to himself for a moment, “All in all, I expect two years of good fighting since both sides are relatively at full strength.” “And once they are all weakened, you come in and remove their authority for making such a big mess of things.” “Indeed.” Solomon answered with a smirk, “So what do you think?” >Release it on the countryside, so that Solomon has more time>The information shall be delivered near the capital, thus it is a controlled civil war>Other ideas
>>4547192>Other ideas>Announce a trial. That way both sides will prepare to attack eachother, meanwhile solomon can prepare his armies and arrange to have the leaders of both cults in the same building. Sarhars cult will spread word of the verdict aloud throughout the Miaphate while the Baltics have nowhere to run. It will be a great way to introduce the legal system of courts to the world hahahaha
As an added bonus the fighting of the two cults could result in enough chaos it de-legitimizes them both in the eyes of the public, or one of them if the girl converting doesnt hurt perception of Sarhars cult. Giving the Miaph greater control once he crushes the two factions.
>>4547192>Release it on the countryside, so that Solomon has more timeAlso this will make the majority weaker, which may delay possible incursions into the empire for long years
>>4547192>Release it on the countryside, so that Solomon has more timeIt is better this way because more of their strength is used in this bloodbath
>>4547192>Release it on the countryside, so that Solomon has more time
>>4547197This isn't that bad an idea. If proper representatives are not present then they forfeit their innocence as they are not willing to fight for it.
>>4547192>The information shall be delivered near the capital, thus it is a controlled civil war
Once we start going back to austin we should put in word to the holy see to start trying to spread the faith into the Miaphate through conversion and assistance.
A trial!>>4547197 - Clever, but way too intimate to actually do what it needs, which is spark an unjust civil war. Release the info in the country side>>4547201>>4547220>>4547246>>4547403Capital>>4547351>>4547482>>4547540
I'm late here, but we should probably get a few shipments of miaphate goods misc factions like (eg those fruits the second prince likes) sent out before everything goes to shit. We can get a near monopoly for the next two years thanks to insider trading.
“Keeping it off in the Countryside will be the best, so we should probably announce it as far from the Capital.” Maria answered with a nod, “The lines will be drawn that far away, but will surely bring about the destruction of the cults.” “I will look forward to those days then.” Solomon answered with a devilish smirk, “Well we should probably head our way out of here don’t we?” “Do we?” Maria asked with a raised brow. “Indeed!” Solomon answered while grabbing Maria’s and quiding her out of the room. It was a little sudden, Maria would say, but she could only guess there was a reason to it. They crossed through the halls, arriving outside in a simple garden where barely a soul could see them. “So, what’s with the rush?” Maria had to ask. “I wanted us to get a few things settled here.” Solomon answered with a smile, “Tomorrow is the last day before we embark for the journey towards Ca’Ren.” “Is it, my Lord I have lost track of time.” Maria quickly admitted with a huff, “Kinda sad, since I have already put so much work into your little palace.” “Indeed, you have done everything a royal consort would have done and maybe even more.” Solomon answered with a smile as the moonlight shined, “Depending on what happens, well, it might be yours.” “What are you getting at?” “You never did tell me what you thought of my realm, of my people.” Solomon answered back, “Instead you brought home a girl who was likely kidnapped and raped. So I get the idea you have seen the darkest parts of the realm.” “Indeed, things were quite bleak.” Maria answered back with a firmness in her voice, “If I would say, the people’s fear of the Gods is almost mind boggling.” “Then, do you think they are malleable?” Solomon seemed to take a moment to pick his words carefully, “Would they be willing to take a risk for a better life?” >Too much fear can give people drive, the people might be very much willing to serve the Lord instead>The threat of the Gods is too real, the people will not abandon them without safety first>It is risky to consider, especially with the more active sects. >Other observations
>>4547656>The threat of the Gods is too real, the people will not abandon them without safety first
>>4547656>Other observations>The people here are crushed, and for those not with the cults it seems hopeless. Without safety or hope they'll only pick sides among the cults during the war.>If we let the church in slowly. Carefully, we can give them a source of hope.>Killing a god would also work, but figuring out how must be done first.
>>4547656>It is risky to consider, especially with the more active sects.
>>4547656>It is not a matter of it they would be willing to take a risk, it is when and how. If they sense weakness in the gods and sects they very well might.>“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”Gonna quote some Frederick Douglass here since it seemed relevant.>The gods use fear, but that is the worst way to control mankind. Our most primal instinct is not to stay away from the roaring flames or flee the tiger, but to hunt terror down and slaughter it where it lays. There will be a time where the moon is naught but a hunk of rock to be mined and the stars are a list of things to be catalogued. The mysteries of how the sun burns will be laid bare to even an inquisitive child. A peasant in their yard can rewrite the very scriptures of life. The palm of my hand can hold your greatest of libraries. Songs can reach a million hearts. From an ocean away a man can burn a city to the ground and mankind's greatest enemy will be itself. Will the gods then look at the vengeance that may be wroughts against them and tremble?I think it's too verbose and not eloquent enough to win a vote, but I had some fun going nudge nudge wink wink at modern technology.Should we sneak in a suggestion to ban slavery since anyone capable of the cruelty of thinking their fellow humans as property is no better than the gods they fear?
>>4547663>>4547668>>4547750>>4547780Here I wished that I choose this for the overnight question, as what was given is excellent.
“They are scared.” Maria called out as she looked into the sky, “The threat of the Gods is something that as of right now I cannot see easily to be shaken off.” “You say as of right now, so there is still a chance in the future?” “My first thought of course is to subvert the Cults, that if we brought in another that truly cared than in time we would rid them of their influence.” “But what you are saying will take decades, entire generations.” Solomon answered back, “Is there really anything we can do to push back the Parasites who constantly antagonize us? I cannot believe that my people do not have any ambition in their lives for a better future.” “Well, ruling man by way of fear is a horrendous idea.” Maria answered, “Mankind does not like standing back in the shadows and suffering. No, we take a more proactive approach.” “Then what do you have in mind, something like that way we watch men?” “I wish that were the case.” Maria answered before her brow raised, “Why would you remember such a silly drabble.” “Because you have insight into things that I have never even heard of.” Solomon answered as he glanced out into the chest high bushes, “Would I not be a fool if I ignored your wisdom? You claim there to be a time where men can travel from place to place, see each other from afar, and I am sure many more.” “Fufu, indeed you are correct.” Maria answered back with a twirl, “Though things are greater than that. Imagine an era that a child can learn about the workings of the sun with a touch of her fingers. Where with a simple touch of your finger, you can witness the greatest libraries in the entire world! Where we are no longer earthbound, but soon destined to reached the moon itself and reap a bountiful harvest of iron and copper. Can you?” “I find it hard to, what you have said is nothing less than a utopia for mankind.” The Miaph answered while approaching Maria, “Do we need the Gods to achieve such an era?” “Oh ho ho!” Maria could not help but laugh at the idea, “No this is what humanity is capable of. In the end only the Gods who cared for humanity are remembered, and the rest perished in the annals of history.”“Interesting, very interesting.” The Dictator answered with a nod with a smile, “So what simply needs to happen is that we overcome our captors, so that we may break into a new age.” “Indeed that is what I see.” Maria answered with a sigh, “If ever there was the chance to kill a God, then that would make our change immediate. Though I am ignorant of even a chance to achieve this.” “I am sure you will find a way.” Solomon answered with a grin, “Your God has once before rid a region of their overlords, so why not this one?” “Indeed,” Maria found herself saying with slightly widening eyes, “I guess that is what I am here for is it not?”
>Take a moment to look up into the sky with him, to learn those differences that Maria know of. >Travel around the garden, and see what exactly the ruler of an empire grows>Head out for the evening, tomorrow will be a long day it seems.
Stop making new threads as soon as the old ones stop bumping it's rude as fuck.
>>4547969>Take a moment to look up into the sky with him, to learn those differences that Maria know of.>>4547982that isn't exacty the reason, he creates new threads for new "arcs" of the story although i agree with you that he should use the old thread while it haven't even reached page 7-8
>>4547969>Take a moment to look up into the sky with him, to learn those differences that Maria know of.
>>4547969>Travel around the garden, and see what exactly the ruler of an empire grows
>>4547969If things are going to get this messy, we should check on that armour and some other stuff before shit hits the fan. Secure shipments of goods that are gonna get scarce.>Travel around the garden, and see what exactly the ruler of an empire grows
>>4547969>Take a moment to look up into the sky with him, to learn those differences that Maria know ofLearn to navigate!How many days of our two week stay are left?
>>4547982>>4547985Not really, the main reason I do it is when my google doc starts to crash. 50+ pages tells me its time to move over. Second, its that I use to lose a lot of people once we go over even one week, so I decided to just go two weeks a thread. >>45480707 more days
7 more days. . Probably a few more before we have to have that heart to heart talk with solomon.
This randomly came up.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-gruesome-history-of-eating-corpses-as-medicine-82360284/I'd like to file a motion to ban the consumption of human flesh or corpses for use as a medicine the second we get back to the mainland. I am so glad we've never gotten sick enough to need a doctor before or went with alchemists.
>>4548318 - Anyone going to tell him? Look out into the skies>>4547985>>4547994>>4547997>>4548070Travel about the Garden>>4548002>>4548010>>4548366
>>4548375Not sure how I phrased that wrong, but we'd have noticed the alchemy ingredients for isekai involving human body parts since we actually read the recipe book.Hold up, did those dumbasses feed us body part concoctions when our arm broke despite the fact that we know better than to think they would work?
>>4548379No, wrong event. I'm talking Maria's Dead Mother was used to give Maria an actual soul. You know, when things get esoteric you use weird things.
>>4548318>I am so glad we've never gotten sick enough to need a doctor before or went with alchemists.my fella, we discovered some time prior to the ball that we were born without a soul and an alchemist did some shenanigan to put a soul on the girl, making us isekai
>>4548380This is why I need to make a glossary to keep track. I didn't think they used actual flesh/organs for some reason.
>>4548387Nah, if memory serves Maria was just placed ontop of the belly or something. If you ever make it please link it so I don't rely on my shitty notes.
>>4548389Found it.There is mention in a different recipe about the use of a child's blood burned to a crisp, but the recipe used on us has no ingestion of corpses required.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4366384/#p4379250>Take a hint of moon dust, and sprinkle it upon the climax of a full moon upon the corpse of their dead parent. If the alignment is right, the empties vessel can be used to snatch a wayward Soul from the Heavens above.
“Indeed that is true, as even in your own lands there is trouble brewing.” Solomon admitted while look up into the sky, “Odd though, even though we are under different skies our troubles can be so similar.” “You know, I always heard it differently.” Maria answered with a demeaning smile, “That everything happens under the same starry sky.”“Are you from another world or something?” “Maybe~” Maria teased with a slight pinch at his cheeks, “So what do the figures in your sky even mean? I know a good amount of mine were some sort of Saint, Herald, or Hero of mankind.” “If I am to began on that, we should probably take a seat,” Solomon quickly dropped to the ground and patted the space next to him. Without nothing much else to do and just a little tinge of desire, Maria accepted the man’s invitation and sat next to him. Solomon gave a smile that made Maria think he was just the little bit excited. Taking the moment further in, he laid his hand above hers still carrying that same charming smile. “So, first we will talk about those who are related to me.” He announced while pointing towards a sword, “That would be the Blade of ‘Awal, first of Alkain’s children and the one who united the cities. From his blood, we shall unite the Miaphate into a single realm under the Gods.” “Hmm? So are the Gods bound to the realm or no?” “I was told their cults always sprawled across the Deserts, however those native my realm have since integrated themselves under his vision. Do the Gods really care for this, I cannot say.” Solomon admitted with a sigh, “I do though, even if my forefathers would not agree with me on my methods.” “Indeed, they brought men to the sword. You, you use mainly words don’t you?” Maria answered back. “Indeed that is true,” Solomon answered with a grin, “Is this one of the adjustments we should expect going into the future?” >Indeed, peace will be a growing feature in later times>The greatest wars are yet to come, and we might see them. >Things never really change, its just what battlefield its fought upon
>>4548435>The greatest wars are yet to come, and we might see them.>They are won before they start through words.
>>4548435>Indeed, peace will be a growing feature in later timesBut great wars are to come while people adjust into the new grounds
>>4548435>Indeed, peace will be a growing feature in later timesActually it might be better if we talk of peace and make an optimist of our friend the sultan. It will take a lot of fighting around the world first but let's not give the Miaphate a bigger buff than necessary.
>>4548435>Things never really change, its just what battlefield its fought uponWar, war never changes
>>4548435>Do not underestimate mankind's greed or ability to commit atrocities. The depths of the sea and the reach of the sky are not infinite like our capacity for sin, ignorance, and virtue. The very world itself can be made into a looted corpse if you do not care what happens after you die. Peace can be a future, but it requires constant vigil for evil triumphs when good men do nothing.I think that might temper his expectations a little at least. You gotta work for that future and keeping it instead of becoming complacent and suddenly finding everything went to shit.
>>4548435>Things never really change, its just what battlefield its fought upon
>>4548435>Indeed, peace will be a growing feature in later times
Greatest yet to come>>4548437>>4548477Peace will be a feature>>4548448>>4548441>>4548565Nothing changes>>4548458>>4548499>>4548588>>4548698
“Nothing really changes, just where it will be fought,” Maria answered with a solemness in her words, “You have already adjusted to what will be the new age, which will be alliances and intrigue. That will be the next front, followed by politics once the commoners gain more of a voice.” “Then I will need to prepare.” Solomon answered back, “Once we move power to those trusted, our realm will be reborn anew. A new age with a new empire born from the ashes.” “Then we will see what the future brings,” Maria called out with a sigh. “I hope to have you by my side.” Solomon turned to Maria as the moon rose to its highest. However before Maria could say a thing the man placed his finger upon her lips, “Do not say anything here, this is not the place to speak such things.” “When will I be able to speak my mind on the matter?” Maria answered back with her eyes narrowing. “When the chances of us being listened on is none existent.” “So you fear them?” “Indeed, who would not.” He answered back with a raising of the finger, “I want to do something about it is the difference.” “Solomon, you ever thought that doing all this would be flying too close to the sun?” “If you are alluding to the dangers of it all,” Solomon simply shook his head, “Why would I not?” Maria pondered for a moment, soon realizing just who she was talking to. Solomon, in all respects, is a man who only knows ambition. What do you do with a man whose life would be nothing without it. “Well, it seems our time it up.” Solomon announced while looking up into the sky, “Tomorrow we will prepare for our journey. I must leave you be, as Tumuh still might have things that I need to finish with.” “Hmph, I guess that is understandable.” Maria answered while moving her face away from him. However, she did not expect him to take her hand up and give it a solemn kiss. “Do have a nice day in my city, as soon we will travel my realm together.” The man announced, his own face growing just the little bit more red. >See if Maria can get news from some Austin Bound Merchants>Heads straight over to pick up her armor>Take Dahia around just for the fun of it.
>>4548778>See if Maria can get news from some Austin Bound MerchantsI remember your idea anon, gotta get those itens for favors
>>4548778>See if Maria can get news from some Austin Bound Merchants
>>4548778>See if Maria can get news from some Austin Bound MerchantsWe might not be as good as Albert, but we can probably snag a few things of importance and not get on Mateo's bad side after we ruined the supply chain on his favorite food again.being Japanese might mean we know the secrets of making green tea without arsenic for dye? I'll double check tomorrow on if its even possible to get the seeds or plants.
Merchants of the Austin Empire!>>4548839>>4548880>>4548917>>4549064>>4549078
It was the day after that Maria took to the streets of Solomon’s city, Ealaa Al’ard. From ther it has been a week since she has taken steps in the market place, the variety of goods easily coming into her nose. Though she could not help but notice some irregularities. For one, the amount of armed men roaming the place had increased. Second, the amount of incense that was being sold seemed to have skyrocketed from just a glancing look at the prices. And lastly, most importantly, Maria noticed that most obvious cultist were walking about the market with a light foot. “I-Is something the matter, Malika?” Maria’s newest servant Matarid asked from behind her. “Just some curious things, that is all.” Maria answered with a smile before shaking her head, “Would you by chance know where merchants of Austin would congregate?” “Y-yes I do, if I may show you.” With that Maria followed the maid, who led her through the place with a stride. However some would call the stride an awkward walk between confidence and meekness. None of this really bothered Maria, as soon she arrived in a bar that was near the docks. “Another drink over here!” Maria heard in the language of the Empire, leading her to see a pair of white men sitting at the table looking cheerful. With a smile on her face Maria approached the table, “Make that two drink!” She announced while taking a seat at the table. “Whoa,” One of the men said while looking Maria up and down for a moment, “Hello there, miss, come to see a familiar face among the hordes of Miaphites?” “Hmm, I guess my accent is that easy to tell isn’t it.” Maria admitted with a showing smile, “You can say that, Elizabeth Wyvern.” “John Doe, and this here is my partner Paul Smith.” The man laughed for a moment, “You not going to put your hood down?” “Oh my, asking a woman to remove her clothes~” “I-I understand.” The man quickly said with a flushed face.>Ask about any news from the Empire>See if Maria can get some potential sellers of exotic goods>See if Maria can requisition their help in making a letter *What shall be in it?*
>>4549142>Ask about any news from the Empire>See if Maria can get some potential sellers of exotic goodsI mean why not ?
>>4549146Let's crash the market with no survivors! >Supporting!
>>4549142>>Ask about any news from the Empire
>>4549142>>Ask about any news from the Empire>>See if Maria can get some potential sellers of exotic goods
Mainly the news>>4549146>>4549150>>4549212>>4549441
“So,” Maria began as the drinks were placed infront of her, “What has been happening in the Empire? It has been a while since I was there and was just wondering.” “Well, a lot of things have been happening.” One of the men began with a smile, “Now I only heard of this from a few days ago, so I don’t know all the details, but rumor has it a Saint was discovered during the Imperial Tournament.” “A… Saint?” Maria could not help but ask. “Yup, sounded like something that came right out of a fairy tail.” He announced with a shrug, “It was during the final bout, between some hulking giant and the First Prince. Guess he was getting the shit beat out of him, until suddenly she ran out onto the field.” “She… ran out into an active dual?” “Yup, some miracle the giant didn’t cut her head off.” The other man laughed while shaking his head, “But hear this, the girl healed the Prince without any relics! She just placed her hands upon his chest and in a flash of light the man was back up!” Maria internally clicked her tongue at the words, it seemed whatever the God-Slayer from earlier said was true. However she knew things was going to get worse, as the other man opened his mouth. “If that wasn’t it, the girl turned towards the Giant and the fellow just fell over. Most are saying it was some weird ass spirit, which can I really blame em?” The man gave a small chuckle and shook his head, “Of all this is true, I’d say we got ourselves a new Saint in the workings, just like the Kingslayer!” [Conservation Success] Upon hearing those words Maria needed to leave, her anger already building to its greatest height. To think something like this would play into Chloe’s hand, Maria could not believe it. That Fairy who she fought… it was likely just as surprised as Maria would be if it got purified in divine light. No, the budala just got lucky. >Send a letter to Austin *About what and to who?*>Go pick up the armor>Call off the pilgrimage, Maria needs to limit Chloe’s surely growing influence.
>>4549559Should we warn the pope that spirits may be attempting to turn Austin into another Miaphate through false saints.
>>4549559>Send a letter to AustinTo Elric, he needs to keep an eye on the budala more than ever and try to limit her from gaining influence with his subjects in anyway
>>4549559>Send a letter to Austin *About what and to who?*>Go pick up the armor>>4549580What would we expect him to do?
>>4549559This is basically what we expected. The new interesting thing is that we're getting a reputation as a saint despite there being a top secret order on our sainthood candidacy. Turning back would be the biggest mistake we can make compared to the tales of daring do that can be unleashed about us upon our return and through rumour.I'll figure out what to vote for after i've gorged on some turkey.
>>4549559>Call off the pilgrimage, Maria needs to limit Chloe’s surely growing influence.Your auto corrupt needs to stop writing duel as dual
>>4549559>Go pick up the armor
>>4549645I didn't even think of this. Holy shit.
>>4549559>letter to the Pope>I have spoken to the immortal saint beneath the Veneician city and the warnings he spoke of are grave. This combined with my own observations and those of others, Chloe Loveheart is a demigod of dubious origin unknowingly at the centre of pagan and demonic conspiracies to weaken the Lord so that they may strike and once again gain dominion over the lands blessed by him. News of her latest acts has already reached me in these pagan lands at an unnatural speed and the saint described her as a pillar of light shining in the north visible even from his distance. I beseech your and the inquisitions continued vigilance against enemies of the lord during these arduous times. Condemning the girl herself will only make her a martyr in the eyes of the people who do not know these truths, so I personally advise against direct action towards her. Instead, target the conspirators and release knowledge of Ford's near heretical conduct and speech to the public before the fool's status as a patsy becomes detrimental to the interest of the Lord and his nation. I think we might have to drop the Ford bomb before she gains steam. We held onto it too long already, but at the very least Ford getting in trouble right now will shove them off tempo as some filthy near heretic can't possibly be allowed near the saint of the people to corrupt her innocence.(How long ago was that tourney supposed to be? These merchants got into the miaphate at lightning speed as far as I can tell)
>>4549756>SupportingI hope no one intercepts the letter
>>4549797If I'm lucky, then it being intercepted leaves it open to Chloe herself reading the letter because of her bullshit protagonist luck. Assuming she really is innocent, she is the person that can sabotage all of their plans the hardest by simply refusing to play ball.
>>4549756I want to support but the immortal saint is a local secret. The pope hears of it he may send an investigation into Albert's home city and have the carnite saint killed.
>>4549828Ah. My mistake. I figured the Pope would have been privy to it on account of being the pope. We can probably cut out the location and say we came upon one while wandering.
A letter is the best idea>>4549580>>4549589>>4549756>>4549797Call off>>4549657Picking up armor>>4549679>>4549682
With her bit of rage Maria walked about the place as quick as she could, buying from the streets a variety of ink and papers. Indeed her servant was confused if only for a moment until Maria found herself a good table to began her writings. To the speaker of the Lord, I have just received news today that the girl, Chloe Loveheart, is rumored to be a Saint in some capacity. I am to demand of you that her words are not to be listened to! From my personal observations and those of others who share the same ‘sense’, she is some sort of witting pawn in another god’s game. Whenever I stand near her I am sickened, and I have received word that if the god so desires they can change the aesthetics of their miracles to mimic that of the Lord’s. To add to that, a reliable source claims that she exhibits the aura carried by demi-gods. While I do bring all this to light, I ask that you do not take direct action against her. Instead target her conspiracies and try to maim their ability to act in the coming few days until I make my return back to the Empire. I personally will take care of Chloe, how that will be done is why I am here. Currently I am in pegan lands, taking a pilgrimage to the lost city. There I will find the answers to the problem. May the Lord be with you-King SlayerConfidence filled Maria as she ran about the place and found someone who can reliably send the letter. It was a little bothersome having to seal the letter inside of a letter to make sure it followed a track to the right people, one of them of course being Albert. However at this moment Maria did not care who she used, this letter was going to the god damn pope! She quickly finished her day, grabbing the armor before making her way back to the Palace that belonged to Solomon. She was like a tornado going through the place, soon coming across the rather confused Solomon, “Did something happen as you were out?” “Indeed, something that I feared had happened.” Maria answered with a click of her tongue, “Ready your men’s horses and our cart, we began our travels tonight!” “Something has gotten you active, does it have to relate to that odd girl?” “Sometimes you are too smart for your own good, Solomon. Indeed I will tell you everything once we get on the roads.” “Good good, I will be looking forward to it.” He answered with a slight cheerfulness in his voice, “What you desire shall be done, be prepared in an hour.” >The group shall be only Maria, her maids, and Solomon. Doing so shall give a little more symbolic significance to the trip>Go with guards, as they are planning to start a minor war>A large caravan, enough that it could be mistaken as a small military force
>>4549887>Go with guards, as they are planning to start a minor warThe last thing we need is someone killing the reformer.
>>4549887>The group shall be only Maria, her maids, and Solomon. Doing so shall give a little more symbolic significance to the trip
>>4549887>Go with guards, as they are planning to start a minor war
Wait. Are the guards pagans?
>>4549915They will be Morse, so yes
>>4549919H.mmmn. . That might come into play.. . And not a good way.
>>4549887This is a bit tricky. Everything will be stirred up, but military might will invite misc factions trying to drag us into the upcoming civil war since we'll get assumed to be a war band.>Go with a few trusted guards (presumably morse since those are Solomon's most trusted) and the rest of our entourage. I'm reasonably confident we can take out a few morsemen on our own if their gods suddenly want in on the conspiracy and we won't alienate Solomon's main military force from him via not bringing any of them to a fight.The rest of his forces should have more than enough fights coming to them in the civil war or protecting various interests/people.If we ever run into some random Isekai fool we are so abusing his/her chunni knowledge to subjugate a demon via methods in the Ars goetia.
Minor Guard>>4549900>>4549908>>4549961>>4549972>>4550015No guards>>4549906
Thanks to the sudden desicion, the group had departed from the Palace of Alkain when it was just turning night. Maria look up into the sky to see a plentiful display of stars dancing about above her, reminding her of the little lesson in history that she received from Solomon. However that lul was not to last, as she returned to the earth to finish the conversation she was having. “So that girl has finally made her move.” Solomon summarized with a solemn nod to himself, “It is quite worrisome that men cannot tell an imposter from a real one, but that is the aim here is it not?” “I-I-I hate that girl!” Melody called out in an minor rage, “To do something so scummy when my Mistress is obviously her better! Surely she was set up” “No she was not, though I am sure whoever looks upon her took the opportunity.” Maria answered to calm the Maid’s rage. “Hmm, it seems I have, uh, come out in a troubling time.” Dahia answered with a meekness in her voice. “Sounds like more war for us!” One of the 15 Morse guards called out from behind. The one who did not speak, Matarid, was likely in fear of what her opinion would bring about to her health. Such was the manner of things and people’s opinions. Since they have left the great more fertile lands of the Miaphate, their travel was now on camelback. Such beasts were of course not very fast, but Maria heard that at least the camel in this world was just as tough as the originals. “It does not matter what happens in the Empire now,” Maria answered with an authority in her voice, “We travel now to the lost city of Ca’Ren, there we might find some answers.” “Those will be interesting answers I am sure.” Solomon answered with a cheering smile, “I will say someone is looking out for us, we have yet to see any of Sarhar’s beasts.” “Is by chance our little ward protecting us from them?” Maria said while pointing towards Dahia. “No, they have a knack for controlling them not warding them off. We should keep our eyes opened though, as even the natural creatures are to be feared.” So they continued, a few hours on the sandstone cliffs and paths. Over the armor that Maria received earlier was a massive cloak, which did wonders against the dreadful cold that was trying to creep onto her flesh. Add in the sudden bits of sand and Maria realized why exactly the people of the Miaphate wore such odd clothing. Indeed a pilgramage would be a long journey, something Maria would learn to bear. >Flirt a little with Solomon, because why not. >Try and learn of the massive beasts who roam this land. >Get a feel for what towns they will be traveling to.
>>4550074>Flirt a little with Solomon, because why not.
>>4550074>Try and learn of the massive beasts who roam this land.Could we tame and bring some back?
>>4550074>Try and learn of the massive beasts who roam this land.
>>4550074>Try and learn of the massive beasts who roam this land.Dragons exist. We should probably learn about the wildlife and survival techniques for avoiding them. Japan does really well when it comes to teaching biology, so we could probably can do a decent job of analyzing them.
>>4550380Are we sure japan was our old life and we weren't just a weeb? I couldn't find anywhere in the first thread that said we were from the island.
>>4550402When you say first thread, do you mean thread 1 or thread 0? The QM has been avoiding us getting any background to our life before. Maybe not by choice since something important is always coming up, but there's never a chance to dig deep?
>>4550407Would say the thread zero since that's the one our character was born from.
Flirt with the man>>4550081>>4550101>>4550238Learning is half the battle>>4550098>>4550132>>4550146>>4550209>>4550380>>4550416
“So, Solomon” Maria began as the sun was starting to rise from below the Horizon, “What kind of creatures have the two waring gods created anyways?” “Nothing short of destructive monstrosities.” Solomon answered with a shaking of the head, “If you ask me, the first thing that always comes to mind is the Viserators.” “The large, lizards right?” “Indeed, they are quite possibly the most destructive. I have heard a few made it to your lands before, gaining the name-” “Dragons…” “Indeed.” Solomon answered with a laugh, “However those are mainly the ones who are able to fly about and escape the deserts. For the most part most of Sarhar’s creations remain on the ground, keeping those Lizard like traits.” “What is even the difference between them and normal animals?” Maria asked with a reasonable doubt, “They live and eat things don’t they? How can you be sure they are not just creations of the Gods?” “Ah, I guess that would be the first question someone would ask.” Solomon admitted, “There are two things that you must know about things created by the Gods. Unlike man, these creatures are immortal until killed by some wayward hero or army of men willing to face it. The second, is that they can never breed true.” “Breed true? Are you saying that they cannot even make more offspring after the initial batch who were created?” “Indeed, though there is one exception to the rule.” Solomon answered back with a raising of the finger, “A Royal, one who hosts the blood of the very god who created them, can have children. With that, they are the only ones who can host offspring. It is however known that they are the only ones, and their children will not have any more.” “So you are suggesting that if we kill the Royal, then that entire line of monster can be slaughtered to a creature with little retaliation from the God?” “Quick to summerise, but yes you are correct.” Solomon admitted with a daring smile, “Getting ideas I take it?” “I am not that suicidal.” Maria called out without a moment’s thought, “Though… it would make for a great legend.” “I guess it would.” Solomon admitted before looking up into the sky, “We are just a little ways off from town. Things should be a little bit interesting there.” >Talk to the locals>Have a conversation with some of the crew *Who?*>Have a look around the place, there might be something interesting about here.
>>4550553>>Talk to the locals
>>4550553>Talk to the localsNormally I would say look around but in a desert where people are used to keeping their heads down we may learn more by prying loose lips.
>>4550553>Talk to the locals
>>4550553>Have a look around the place, there might be something interesting about here.
Locals>>4550559>>4550560>>4550565>>4550660>>4550701Have a look around>>4550579
>>4550553>Talk to the localsIt's the first stop on what's probably an established pilgrimage route. Might be a good idea to gauge local opinions, learn of a place of worship (small chapel tucked away?)
>>4550716Something on your mind anon?
They had finally arrived when the sun arose from behind the horizon and was halfway into the sky. What Maria witnessed was nothing much, but the modestly short but thick walls were something she had no arguments with. Already she could smell the spices and incense was enough to make Maria realize this was a town right on the frontiers of a hostile desert. It did not take long, as Solomon easily convinced the guards to let their little posse into the place. Being the Miaph seems to have come with its benefits, especially when the man he was talking cowarded under his gaze. “I’m going to go about and talk to the locals.” Maria said to Solomon as she got off her camel. “Understood, do you wish for a guard with you?” Maria was about to agree, but something completed a different response, “No, I think I will be fine. If you would excuse me.” With that Maria left, taking to the streets without much of a care. The activity was much less than the Capital of the Miaphate, but that much was to be expected from an outside city. It actually gave a minor charm that Maria liked, though it followed that she felt the same way about any settlement that belonged to man. As if it was by instinct Maria was drawn to a market, the place with a few stalls lining the area. From her sight there was a great many things, ranging from modestly exotic fruits to even the incense that was being offered. Upon closer inspection, Maria noticed that they might be the things she missed the chance to get from the Market the previous day. “Hehe, have you heard? There was some action down south.” A passersby said as they passed by Maria. “What kinda action? Last time you said that I almost got chewed up by a Borrcers.” His partner announced with a huff. However lastly Maria turned to the sounds of a wagon slowly drawn. To her surprise, it was an man wearing a thick apron with a beast of burden in front of him. Both looked ancient, grey whiskers about the mule’s mouth while the man’s beard covered his neck and burnt to the tips. The two were struggling to move what Maria assumed was some kind of ore that she was too ignorant to tell. While the two’s combined effort seemed useless against it, Maria had the feeling if she helped that it would become trivial. >Collect the Spices that Maria had been eyeing>Listen to the information that might be vital to Maria’s travels>Help the ancient man, as that's what a follower of the Lord should do.
>>4550923>Help the ancient man, as that's what a follower of the Lord should do.When in doubt, act like the saint we are.
>>4550923>>Collect the Spices that Maria had been eyeingThe Spice must flow
>>4550923>Help the ancient man, as that's what a follower of the Lord should do.
>>4550923>Collect the Spices that Maria had been eyeing
>>4550923>Help the ancient man, as that's what a follower of the Lord should do.Spices get more watered down the closer they are to the end point. It's one of the most basic factoids I remember learning about the spice trade from school, so I think it's reasonable that we do too. When we get spices, we want them as close to the original source as we can.Eg. The trick is to pour some water into the barrel of spices as you sell it. The spices absorb the water and expand as you travel so that you're constantly selling spice from "full" barrels.
>>4550952I didn't even know that was a merchant trick. Nice anon.
Ancient Man>>4550927>>4550941>>4550952>>4551022>>4551064>>4551148>>4551225Collect Spices>>4550932>>4550951
There was of course the temptation for Maria to go take advantage of the markets, but at last she knew what was more proper. So Maria walked to the man, putting herself behind the two wheeled cart and giving it a nice push. “Oh my!” The man said as the cart was finally moving forward at a nice pace, “Th-thank you ma’am! Coming to help an old man like me.” “It is nothing, just a little out of my way.” Maria answered with a smile, “Where to?” “Just on the outskirts of town is all.” He answered with a solemn smile, “I shall lead the way.” With a rythmic tapping of his cane on the sandstone, the two of them coming upon a small stone hut. Maria could not help but admit the adobe was actually a good bit smaller than all the houses near it, and Maria could not help but also notice the lack of a reasonable chimney.“Right here.” The man said as they went went to the side to reveal an calm open fire. She could not help but notice the lack of air pumps about it, which gave Maria the impression this man was not smithing iron. Her hint was right, as the man unloaded green blocks of ore onto a table. “Hehe, copper gets pretty heavy if you are not careful.” He joked before settling before opening a rather large vat and placing the stones he aquired into it, “There we go, thank you very much miss.” “You’re welcome.” Maria gave a short bow before looking the man over, “Who are you, sir?” “Me? Hidad ‘Iilhi” He championed while making a mocking motion with his muscles, “Hehe, what about you?” “I am…” Maria was about to give the man a false name however she thought differnt for a moment, “Maria Louise Regnia.” “A mouthful of a name. Purple hair and eyes, you are a noble from a distant land arn’t you?” Maria instinctively moved her hand to make sure her disguise was disheveled from the work. However, not a strand of hair was showing about her neck. “You know, those you fear already suspect you are here.” “Who knows?” “I… forget the name he uses now.” The man answered while rubbing his head for a moment, “Does not matter, you have helped me so I shall help you! Do you have any armaments that need repair?” “I… do.” Maria answered, taking out the rusted blade she received from the Saint of Altmer. She was half tempted to keep the weapon away from him, but in the end she laid it out for the man. “Well well, you have brought to me quite the item.” The man laughed while picking it up, “This might be as old as I am!” “Is it, repairable?” Maria dared to ask the smith. “Indeed, that is what the copper is for.” The man answered before looking Maria over, “Though your muscles and stature, let along you are carrying a spear on your back. You are not a swordswoman are you?” “I will admit, I have used my Partisan Blade more often.” “Then, I can simply modify that weapon instead. The metal it is made of is quite intriguing I would say.”
>Allow him to work on the Partisan blade>No, Maria does not want to ruin the sword by simply melting it down>Give Maria an Axe, fuck it.
>>4551366>Give Maria an Axe, fuck it.Embrace our roots
>>4551366>Axe-Sword of Egypt! Khopesh!
>>4551366>Allow him to work on the Partisan bladeThe chopping power of an axe is derived from the strength of the wielder's arm muscle. Which I don't think is adequate in our case.
>>4551366>Allow him to work on the Partisan blade
Man. Everyone loves a spear for some reason.
>>4551363>Axe-Sword of Egypt! Khopesh!If it was a key or something we would have been told, if it had magical properties other than being bless by the lord we would have noticed, and we can try to pray and metaphorically refill the gas on blessing the sword if that's a worry.If there are any inscriptions i'd also like to think we weren't dumb enough to not copy them.
Uh, this? >>4551379>>4551630Axe Motherfuckers>>4551373Partisan Blade>>4551532>>4551468>>4551459>>4551419
“Alright, do what you need then.” Maria answered while taking out her blade. The old man happily took the blade, setting it into the open fire. To Maria’s surprise the spear’s blade instantly became red hot, as if the coal bed was of industrial quality. With another swirft movement, the man took the old God-Slaying blade and threw it into the smelter to his right. It did not take long, the ancient man removing the now malleable brass and beating it into the red hot blade. Maria of course could not tell what was happening, but she knew it was all going to her benefit. Soon the blade was staunched and beaten again and again, revealing something quite equisite. Instead of a straight black blade, the edges and internal designs were coated in a bronze color. At the center, where the blade has its two side blades an eye is resting there. “The eye of the Lord.” Maria called out as she accepted the blade, “Who… are you?” “I am just a simple smith.” The man answered before giving a small smile, “You should head on your way, Maria. I am sure a few are wondering where you had gone.” With that Maria inched herself away from the old man, looking away for just a moment before looking back. However when she did there was no more smithy, not even a sandstone building in her view. “Was I…” Maria’s worries were wiped when she looked back down at her hand, within it laying the blade that was just forged. With a sigh she took the weapon and placed it upon her back, though tempted to hide the eye she was not too sure. Would it be alright if she displayed her faith proudly? That question was forever still on her mind as she arrived at the caravan, the men all looking refreshed while the two maids and ward recovered a little bit. Solomon of course was the first to notice her return, giving a wave, “Welcome back, how was the town?” “It was modest, if a bit… odd.” Maria answered while getting up onto her camel, “Everything good here?” “Yes… they are.” Solomon answered before a flash of something went across his face, “It… seems you did have an eventful trip.” >Travel without worry, as the old man said those who suspect Maria is here already know>Keep the disguise, but the spear shall stay out as a symbol>No, incognito is the best
>>4551800>Keep the disguise, but the spear shall stay out as a symbolThe gods know. The people don't.
>>4551800>Travel without worry, as the old man said those who suspect Maria is here already know
>>4551800>No, incognito is the bestSpies don't act like spies even if their identity is compromised.
>>4551800>No, incognito is the bestThose who remain ignorant of our presence should remain so
>>4551800>Wear full plate under your disguise to make people think you're a knight pretending to be a traveler rather than a foreign Noble
Complete Incognito>>4551820>>4551876Partial>>4551814>>4552049Release all of the diguise>>4551814
>>4552243I'm willing to vote for partial for the tiebreaker. We do generally want news of whatever we do in this pilgrimage to be traceable back to us when we get back.
>>4552252Eh, for the most part its leaning towards Partial, so yes. Don't worry, I have ideas here.
>>4552255Partial works the best anyway. Too good a disguise and we get no public credit to combat Chloe's fame. Partial means rumours exaggerate and spiral out of control by the time they make it back to Austin while we just smile knowingly at any attempt to get a straight answer out of us to further cascade them.
As they continued their trip Maria began to change a few things about her wear. Gone was the cloak, replacing it was Maira’s medium plate armor and an iron helm that covered her face. The armor itself was a combination of cloth and scale, making it obviously from the local area. However the metal was blackened, and the golden highlights was enough to draw a reasonable amount of eyes to it. However what Maria made sure was prominent was the spear upon her back. While she did not want these activities drawn straight towards her, an image of a great noble knight on pilgrimage was enough to make Maria more than happy with the potential outcomes. The Lord as her guide, Maria was sure to make way. Like that they traveled for a day, taking rest at the sun’s highest within a cave of sandstone. It was when the sun slowly set that Maria and Solomon were sitting next to one another. Maria herself was looking out onto the setting sun, “So how much further will we be going?” “We will be coming across the city of Maleun by tomorrow, and then after that we are looking at two more days.” Solomon answered as he recited the directions, “In Maleun, we will release the knowledge of Dahia to the world.” “You seem to know your way around your Empire well.” Maria answered with a smile, “Your people are lucky to have you for sure.” “Indeed they are.” The young dictator willingly gloated with a smile, “What of the up and coming Empire’s? Are they worthy to be my equals?” “I am firmly able to say the current heir is not.” Maria answered without a second thought, “He is a fool, easily sucked into a fantasy without any regards for if its real or not. Include into that he is literally meant to be a puppet of his Vassals, and I do not see him growing any better.” “So I take that as a no?” “Indeed.” “And what of the other? I have heard their succession permits an election of sorts, correct?” “You are correct. So you are asking what Elric would be like?” “Yes! I cannot expect much as I’m not even competing against him, but it would give me a more sound knowledge in the occurances.” >Elric can be an equal, he has the potential. >The boy lacks ambition. Though do not hold that against him, as while he use to not look towards the crown he is still of able body. >He is not, simply put. If it was not for Maria’s poking the man would just allow his brother to run over himself.
>>4552278>Elric can be an equal, he has the potential, although it needed Maria's poking to wake his fire.
>>4552278>Elric can be an equal, he has the potential.>"Now why do you wish to know solomon? Are you intending to influence politics in austin? or just looking for a friendly face in the west? Or perhaps your trying to find someone to help sate a war-gods bloodlust if I can't prove them lesser than they claim?"
>>4552278>Elric can be an equal, he has the potential.
>>4552278>At first glance he lacks ambition due to melancholy, but the turnaround when victory over his brother became a possibility is astounding. He does not simply take advice, evaluates the thought process behind it to best understand and adjust to the new situation. The fools that wanted a puppet monarch would have ironically been better off with him at the helm if they were not filled with such avarice for increasing power and wealth. He would have lent his ear if they could make even a coherent argument on the importance of their fiefdoms or formed a minor coalition.
He has potential. >>4552283>>4552288>>4552339>>4552355>>4552362
“I would say that if Elric was to become Emperor, he would be your equal. At one point he was not, however thanks to a little prodding the boy realized what true potential he has.” Maria answered back with a small huff. “Something the matter with my question?” “Are you asking that as a potential friend of your fellow empire, or as someone desiring who is still considering feeding bloodthirsty gods?” The man went red for a moment, both in surprise and in anger, however that went away before he spoke again, “That is… hurtful for you to say. Do you think I am always looking for some kind of advantage?” “You did say you were ambitious, so I can never leave things at that.” “Indeed I did say that.” The young man admitted while shaking his head, “It was simply a topic of conversation, something to get the wheels moving.” “You choose a topic that was quite heavy for casual chatting.” “Indeed, seems I was mistaken.” Solomon admitted before turning back to Maria, “However, I do not believe we really have spoken anything besides my Empire and its workings.” “Well…” Maria thought to herself of the reason why that is, “Maybe because it's interesting?” “Maybe it is interesting, I would be interested in such things as well.” Solomon admitted as the sun finally set, “However I do have other interests and I am sure you do.” “You have me there Solomon.” Maria was grave to admit the error herself, “So… why don’t you start us.” “Why don’t you?” Solomon fired back, “I have told you lots of myself already.” “Hmph, firing back the responsibility back to me.” Maria fired back with a wave of the hand. >Tell him about Maria’s climbing adventures when she was young>Talk about the Otome Book that she is currently having written>Force him to tell her something!
>>4552627>Tell him about Maria’s climbing adventures when she was young
>>4552627>Talk about the Otome Book that she is currently having writtenGhost written technically, but he doesn't really need to know
>>4552627>Talk about the Otome Book that she is currently having written
>>4552627>Force him to tell her something!
>>4552627>Tell him the Otome book you've been writingI love giving Solomon ideas that we're alien in this world
>>4552627>Tell him a story, the first story we heard on this world was from a previous title in a series of otome games. Why not tell another?If that doesn't come to mind QM, we can go to a classic story like Kaguya.
>>4552627>Talk about the Otome Book that she is currently having writtenHe knows we climb things. This is better.
“Fine, I enjoy books.” Maria said while folding her legs, “Fictional ones, mainly.” “Like the great epics of old?” Solomon asked with a raised brow. “No, I like the more recent ones.” She stated while leaning back a little, “Stories about heroes, villians, and love. Where they all fight against one another for who shall get the happy ending.” “So… the happy ending would be whoever gets achieves love?” “Hmph, you know Solomon, you can atleast act ignorant.” Maria fired back with a playful pout. “Sorry sorry, though I have not seen…” The man thought to himself for a moment, “Any stories like that. Where do you get them from?” “You would like to know that.” Maria laughed while shaking her head, “Do not worry, as one is currently being written now. While I was writing one, I did not have nearly the amount of time the other girl has.” “She must be an eccentric mind.” “Fein Kers surely does. Sometimes I regret hooking her up with my brother.” Maria admitted with a solemn laugh, “She carries in her blood the Morse, you see. So you can expect a series of complications and insanity that my brother is currently going through.” “I can as I lived that life everyday for five years.” Solomon answered with a coy smile, “Right now I bet you they are linging him up for a dual against her father right now!” With that the two gave a laugh, though Maria’s was soon stopped when she realised something, “You’re… joking right?” “I… sorry about your loss.” “Pff, I would think my brother can handle himself just fine.” Maria reassured before facing the man again, “What about yourself, do you have any interests?” “Falconing.” Solomon answered without a thought, “Though I regret not visiting their cages these days. Things have been too busy for me to open them.” “Sounds fun, by chance can I order them to take out smaller birds?” “I belive they can,” Solomon answered before giving a devilish smile, “Do you want one to take care of that problem?” >Yes, Falcon Cool>Maria will be getting a kitten thankyou!>Other animals>No animals at all
Hold up. I thought Kers was a separate ethnic group from the Morse before. I could buy her being an offshoot, but I never got the impression she actually was related to morsemen before. Especially with her comments about how her people can easily handle morsemen invasion as if she wasn't one.
>>4553000You don't think they ever married Morseman to get that strategic alliance?
>>4552993>No animals at all
>>4552993>It's a lovely offer, but she or whatever gods are conspiring have attacked Melody with birds before. I do not know how far that dominion over birds (and possibly other flying creatures) may stretch.Hopefully we didn't insult his falcon collection by comparing them to songbrds>I am however considering a kitten to restrict the movements of a pesky bird and it's owner. >>4553003i guess I can see that, but it would have to be at least a little distant for her to not act like they're her cousins instead of enemies to slaughter. I figured it was more of a nearby germanic tribe than one she has direct blood from. Given the general boogeyman nature of Morsemen in Austin, some idiot would have had to be dumb enough to try an bully her about it right in front of our face?So I guess I should adjust my headcanon image of things a bit and go with the Morsemen being asgard and Kers being some sort of Vanir equivalent? Not a 1:1 of course, although Kers does have the health and fertility traits of the Vanir down if you look at things from the right POV.I was also wondering if you had combined norseman with moors as a play on words which would make them some sort of north african vikings with settlements around the norway equivalent as a result of their travels. So Kers being that also came up as a bit of a shock.If Kers is part morsemen and she knew about the bird because of our heritage, is the that fucking bird going to try and make Solomon's men turn traitor to stop us at some point?
>>4552993>Yes, Falcon CoolThe birb my evade it somehow but it’s worth trying. Also I’m surprised Kers is related to the morseman
>>4552993>Yes, Falcon Cool>Small bird must die.I swear if that Yandere has taken our brothers ability to walk we're gonna pop both her ovaries.
>>4553061We regularly spar with him. He's probably beaten them all and is relieved that they're easier than fighting us.
>>4553084I was more worried about her Yandere tendencies than her families combat ability.
>>4553046You know, if there was someone who attempted to Bully Kers, do you think they would have lived for much longer?
“A Falcon would not be bad at all.” Maria answered with a smile. “Then when I get the chance I will have the beast brought to you.” Solomon answered back with a strong determination in his voice. “I will be awaiting the day.” Maria answered back before cracking a small smile, “See, that was not so bad.” “Indeed I guess you are right. Though I am ashamed of myself for not bringing you to my falconry when we were in my city.” Solomon gave a solemn sigh, “I do look forward towards this book that is being written. Would you have any suggestions in the meantime?” “Fufu, I can’t really give any as they have yet to exist.” Maria answered with a small snicker. “You are forever filled with mysteries, aren't you.” “Don’t they make me better though?” “They are intriguing.” He complimented before giving a smile Maria could not really place, “But atlast, I hope that sometime in my life I can solve them all.” “Flattery, I should expect nothing less of you Solomon.” Maria said even as her face was getting red. “Small steps at first.” Solmon said we he rose from his seat and pulled Maria up to him, “While our time is limited, everystep is worth it.” “Charming…” Maria felt a small warmness in her chest, “However, it is time for us to move.” “You have me there.” Solomon answered while letting Maria go, “It will be a big day soon, as we ride to Maleun.” “It will indeed, Solomon.” >Continue to flirt with the man on the ride over>Go talk to Melody to see how she is fairing>Check on how able Dahia is for the coming events. >Speak to the Morseman
>>4553371She's very impressionable. They just have to be mean girls about it and frame any retaliation as barbaric lunacy. Physical bullying may not work but constantly mocking her table manners, and unladylike disposition can skirt a line where demanding a duel or hurting the bullies in question isn't an option.
>>4553394>Go talk to Melody to see how she is fairingIt's been a while since we've talked to our dear #1 maid.
>>4553394>Go talk to Melody to see how she is fairing
>>4553394>Continue to flirt with the man on the ride over
>>4553394>Go over the itinerary with Melody and Dahia>PrayWe need more prayer for it to be a proper pilgrimage.
>>4553484You raise a good point. We do need more prayer on this trip.
>>4553484>>4553486true dat yo
>>4553394>>Go talk to Melody to see how she is fairing
As the night’s glowing moon crossed the sky Maria brought her camel back a little. With that simple motion, she was now riding next to Melody and Dahia. Both girls gave a semi-respectful bow as they showed worn smiles. “So, how has the training been fairing the two of you?” Maria asked they they passed over a dune. “Its been, ugh.” Melody answered while rubbing her head, “Its just been so hot and cold. Are we passing into hell or something?” “I do not think so, Melody.” Maria answered with a small shaking of the head, “This is a Pilgrimage, they are never supposed to be easy on the body.” “I understand. I am sorry for my lapse in faith there.” The girl answered while giving a quick bow. “Melody Melody, don’t worry so much over it though. You are sticking with us are you not?” “Y-Yes I am! To the end Mistress!” “Good.” Maria finished while turning towards Dahia, “And what of yourself?” “I have been, good?” She admitted while shaking her head for a moment, “Its just, strange.” “What is?” “The winds and the sands, how they move.” She answered while looking from side to side, “Its as if they are alive.” “Alive? Would you say they are watching you?” “I… don’t know.” She admitted with worry crossing her face. “By chance has something like this happened before?” “Y-yes! When I escaped them the same thing happened.” Maria could not help but catch that line, “You never said how you got away. What exactly happened?” “Oh, I never did say.” She placed her hands on a flatten stomach, “B-back when I was pregnant I reached out towards some birds in the sky. To my suprise, they came to my help and shatted the window that was keeping me in. However…” “They never helped you afterwards.” The girl gave a solemn nod to the issue. So it seems the girl might have used her ability, but it might have also been a nice slight against the Baltic God. So when the chance to fuck with the cult were gone, the god simply abandoned one of its children. Still, there was a grand issue there that needed taken care of. >Advise they begin a group prayer>Start singing some hymns, and teach them to Dahia. >Maybe… Maria should see about bringing Solomon into this.
>>4553670>Start singing some hymns, and teach them to Dahia.
>>4553670>>Start singing some hymns, and teach them to Dahia.The birds connection is interesting, but has a decent chance of being a coincidence since Chloe is near peak demigod without outward appearances of one while Dahlia is extremely obvious. Of course we must remain paranoid and remember to ask Solomon if the method h used to disguise himself could be used on and maintained on a demigod like Chloe unknowingly to disguise her heritage later.And the extra paranoid theory is that the civil war about to start has been planned by the same coalition of gods trying to take down Austin in order to make the conflict spill over.
>>4553700That level of keikaku is totally god like
>>4553700You know, after all we’ve learned I’m curious as to why Chloe had normal eyes, even though she didn’t have powers yet, despite her crazy plot armor. If it wasn’t related to her god blood, either we underestimated how much the birb is helping her, there’s something else at play or she’s something new and because of that the usual traits didn’t appear on her
>>4553670>>Advise they begin a group prayer
>>4553670>Start singing some hymns, and teach them to Dahia.Maria sucks at singing so it might be good practice to sing some hymns with feeling.
>>4553670Maybe the gods that help Dahlia is the same as Chloe Loveheart.
>>4553827Could also be the same kind of God but a different one. Or it could be a different one depending on the bird.
>>4553670>Start singing some hymns, and teach them to Dahia>Sing the hymn of Matthew 6:33>Seek ye first thy kingdom of God and his righteousness. And all his things shall be added into you.Perfect for a pilgrim song
Hymns>>4553682>>4553700>>4553814>>4554006>>4554022Group Prayers>>4553793Uh, the birds don't mean anything. Birds are the most convenient thing that you can bring to a city.
>>4554105thanks for clarifying
Thus came the issue in Maria’s mind. It seems that at least one god was trying to spy on them using the blood of Dahia, and giving them such information was not in her mind of doing things. There was really only one possible way Maria could think of to ward off the watchful eyes of a demented God. “Then we shall sing.” Maria answered out with a firm authoritative in her voice. Melody gave a solemn nod to the notion as the worry was on Dahia’s face, “Uh, my apologies that I am just a little ignorant in the words.” “Thats alright, and honestly they are going to be in the language of the lord so it might be even more gibberish to you.” Maria admitted with a small chuckle, “Don't worry, just repeat after us.” The girl gave a cautious nod, but seemed more than willing. With it all settled they began, first singing the ‘Lord and his Salvation’. Indeed that was the thing Maria noted about the Lord’s language. It was somehow a language that she knew, but would always be different. However whenever she sang it there was always the nice feeling of being uplifted, the small amount of divinity spared to give his people knowledge that yes, the Lord is always here with them. The reactions were of course different to everyone who looked their direction. The Morse simply gave no real heed to their words, the barbaric men likely taken to tolerance of other faiths to heart because of their job. Matarid was looking a little worried while the words were being sung, and maybe a little bit bothered. Maria knew that the girl was going to be a little harder to convince, as unlike maybe Solomon who was obviously considering apostasy she had nothing to gain and everything to lose. Speaking of the man himself, Solomon looked over with what Maria guess was a minor set of pride, however that was soon washed away as he continued to listen to Maria’s singing more. Yeah she was not the best, she gave up that opportunity when she entered the battlefield.Soon the deserts slowly turned from several mounds of sand back into a reasonable sandstone. This was soon followed by the sudden existence of numerous that seemed to spotted the landscape. Plants gave way to farmland, which Maria was certain was one hell of a job trying to keep growing. However, the girl noticed how the farmhands and families were no where to be seen. “Something is not right.” Solomon called out as he noticed all the signs too, “Stay on guard men!” As they did the Morse gave out a small murmur across all of them. It seemed they were all itching for a fight, and what was happening made them think one was coming this way. However as they got closer Maria noticed that the people were still around. The occasional opening of doors and such were enough to let her know that. However when they came across guardless gates, she knew something was terribly wrong.
>Seek out the guard! >Go to the local lord and find out what exactly happened. >Door to door, best not to let any authority know of their arrival.
>>4554135>Go to the local lord and find out what exactly happened.
>>4554134>Door to door, best not to let any authority know of their arrival.Let's show solomon how to work around the political infrastructure.
>>4553829I think it's still too much of a longshot, but something worth considering or warning so that it can be planned around or a contingency made rather than waste time being surprised later. Some gods spread surprisingly far under different local names.And even if the QM deconfirmed it, it's still good roleplay to not act like it was.>>4554134>Mention that Dahia felt like the desert itself was watching and have a lookout stationed. A monster invasion is the modus operandi to worry about here.>Door to Door. This might be a divine assassination attempt on Dahia and we don't want some foolish local lord to pick sides hoping the gods can finish Solomon off.
>>4554135>Door to door, best not to let any authority know of their arrival.
Local Lord>>4554141>>4554251Door to door>>4554179>>4554216>>4554340
“I wonder what happened here.” Maria called out as they advanced into the city proper. The place of course looked barren, but there was great evidence of at least some kind of mayhem occuring. The slight sounds of rustling was enough to show the place was alive, but atlast no one seemed to want to come out. Soon enough when they arrived at the market square the evidence was obvious, with items thrown everywhere. The mess continued onwards from the spot, leaving a path of destruction right towards the greatest building in the area. “Monster attack.” Solomon called out upon seeing the ruins. “I think you are very much right there Solomon.” Maria answered while taking another moment to look around, “Any ideas why?” “I cannot, though there is a reason for it. Otherwise there would be no city for us to step in.” “Alright then, spread out and look for survivors!” Maria ordered everyone around her, “I will be seeing about the locals myself. Matarid come.” “U-understood Malika!” As they left Maria was not expecting to hear footsteps coming behind her, which were in the form of Solomon. The man simply shined a smile which was enough for Maria to lament. The man can do what he wants by Maria’s concerns, she wasn’t his mother. “So which house are you going to knock on first?” Solomon asked as they came to a stop. “I feel, this one here shall provide us the best result.” Maria answered as she turned on her heels and knocked on the door. There was a few whispers coming from the other side just as the wood rang. Indeed Maria’s guess was just right, as within moments the door opened to a rather slim middleaged man. Though she noticed the most admament feature was the imbeded look of terror that was on his face, “W-who are you!? W-what do you want?” “I am just a traveling Pilgrim.” Maria answered as the armor protected the rest of her identity, “What in the world happened?” “A Viserator came, that's what!” The man sounded off with worry embeded in his voice, “Tore through the market square and walked up to the Mayor’s mansion.” “A… Viserator? Why would one be here? How long ago?” “Uh, j-just this morning ma’am.” He answered before his eyes seemed to darken, “H-he said he needed sacrifices for his Queen.” “The Queen.” Solomon called out before making his way to the front, “You said, ‘Sacrifices for the Queen’!”The man’s face seemed to cowar more, however he held no power against Solomon’s divine voice, “YES! I-I think he wanted to start with our Lord’s daughter!” >Ask more questions of the man>Run straight for the Palace>Talk to Solomon about what the hell this situation is>Other
>>4554574Fuck yeah busting down doors and cracking skulls like the Gestapo
>>4554627>Talk to Solomon about what the hell this situation isdude must know what's their objective
>>4554627>Talk to Solomon about what the hell this situation is while walking to the palace
>>4554627>Talk to Solomon about what the hell this situation isWe're going to kill it's queen. What weapons and what sized force will we need to get close?
>>4554627>Talk to Solomon about what the hell this situation is. I really should know better than to think problems not getting in my way are an option.We're a princess. We aren't evading this boss fight so we might as well buckle up and gut this thing. It could also be what Dahia sensed before.>Run straight for the PalaceOK. I really wasn't going to go for fucking up a dragon, but think we have several ideas we can reference from chunni or past proximity to chunni in our past life alone. Is it possible to make enough alcohol to knock out a dragon?Do we know how to make dynamite or nitro glycerin?Depower it like we do a Carnite? As much as I really really want to turn her into a mount for a laugh, I don't think we're strong enough to force it into submission via bopping it on the head with a bible and there's always a chance it decides to play pretend for shits and giggles to get access to an entire school full of princesses. So the Saint Martha route is out.Seigfreid route?What does dragon taste like? Are we going to have a barbecue and accidentally make a village of immortal worshippers of the lord? As far as gods go (dragons tend to occupy a blurry line between god and not god where it not being a god is a matter of opinion, so eating a queen = close enough) it's a better snack than what Saint Almer had to eat.
>>4554627>Talk to Solomon about what the hell this situation is
>>4554697But I want us to have the dragon as a pet not as a snack to nom on
>>4554723Too big a risk. it might be trying to trick us for a massive feast, or Chloe faction might mess with it and cause it to rampage.
>>4554627>Run straight for the Palace
Hey Solomon, what do you think if we try to kill it>>4554632>>4554637>>4554674>>4554697Other>>4554728
“Kukuku…. FUAHAHA!” Maria announced into the air a great laugh while Solomon was looking at her with confusion, “A dragon to slay? Solomon, how big of a force do we need to slay such a thing?” “How big? Uh,” The man seemed to think for a moment, “They are mostly slain by squads of adventurers, though those men would always have some kind of weapon able to pierce the beast’s hide.” “So what, are you saying we do not have something that can achieve that?” “Well I would-” The man shook his head before turning his full profile to Maria, “Are you really thinking of fighting it!” “Of course. The beast is obviously terrorizing people and I will not stand down when given a chance to fight.” “And you realize that…” Solomon shook his head, “You know, why am I even afraid.” “So you have convinced yourself?” “No, its still the most stupid idea I have heard and is surely going to get us and my friends killed.” Solomon answered back without even a hint of remorse in his voice, “But if I cannot help kill a single vistorator, then following through with my ambition of a new world is impossible!” “So, have any ideas? Like how we are going to ultimately kill it and why its even here.” Maria’s smile grew from ear to ear, “And don’t think for a second, if the queen is in our way I will end its life as well.” “To slay the beast that not even the greatest hero of the Miaphate can compete against.” The Demigod simply shook his head before giving a laugh, “The creatures are big and easily tired, he is likely still nearby. Peasant, do you know?” The man who had since looked at them with mortified faces of pure fear simply pointed in what seemed to be a random direction. “So it went South? Tsk, I guess you are getting your wish my love.” Solomon answered with a sigh, “Thats where we would have been heading.” “So the Queen… she’s likely at Ca’Ren isn’t she?” “The Deserted City of the Mononites, a fitting place for her to roost and right where we want to go.” Solomon simply shook his head at the world he was in, “Well, if I have to be honest any size will do. If we use my men I expect almost all of them to die, and if we go by ourselves it will be much easier to fight.” “You are talking as if you will always be coming with me.” “Look, I am already taking a chance in wanting to make you my wife. If I am going to let you go and get yourself killed without at least try and make sure you don’t. And of course get the prestige.” “Charming.” “Not the aim here, I’m being realistic.” >Go alone anyways, because fuck it!>Just the duo, no need to fight without others in the way>Bring the entire force with them, they are going to need everyman to fight it. >Other, ideas>FUCK NO YOU ANONS ARE SUICIDAL
>>4554915>Just the duo, no need to fight without others in the wayAt best bring one or two of the best morsemen we have>FUCK NO YOU ANONS ARE SUICIDALyou knew what we were getting into op, now chillex and flix
>>4554915>FUCK NO YOU ANONS ARE SUICIDAL
>>4554915>Just the duo, no need to fight without others in the way>Also volunteers onlyWho wants to live forever?
>>4554915>Other, ideas>Introduce the concept of extermination.>Rouse the working class, get them building a trap for the queen in the desert.>Produce plenty of explosives and harsh noise generating objects. >Bring out as much incense and toxic chemical releasing plants as possible.>Finally wheel bound carts that can be pulled by disposable animals.We will drug the creatures by letting them feast upon creatures near an intoxicating burned substance and slay them while they're weakened.From there, we isolate the queen with the noise producing weapons and will lure it into a trap where It can be killed. The death of the gods weapon at the hands of their abused.
>>4554915>Just the duo, no need to fight without others in the wayMight be a worthy enough task to become a saint.
>>4554915>Bring the entire force with them, they are going to need everyman to fight it.We need meatshields to take a few attacks
>>4554915>We need to make at least one wagon full of drugs. I'm assuming it'll try to bite at us or the wagon at some point, so it's a good method to make it ingest some>Get a map and advice on the terrain. If we can set the stage for attack we can explode nearby rock formations and crush it in an avalanche.> Pepper spray by the barrel to blind it along with some milk for ourselves to wash it out if we get it on ourselves. Maybe a wagon full of that set to explode in it's face after a bite? We might need some masks and goggles?>Several of our top men willing to take the risk. Not too many or else it ruins the element of surprise, but enough to man all of the misc strategies.https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-lizards-from-home-with-simple-and-effective-ways/Coffee seems to kill lizards and it was mentioned that they heat up easily. I'd wager we can kill one via heat exhaustion if it's heart rate was forcibly increased?>Any dangerous cliffs we can collapse after luring it near a bridge if it doesn't fly? If it does fly, we lure it inside the canyon.>>4554915QM. We are a princess. Dahia might be a demigod princess due to her importance. You dumped a dragon in there that is actively looking for noble princess like sacrifices. Narrative causality dictates that fucking thing is going after us like a goddamn terminator. If you didn't want us to get ready for a boss fight you shouldn't have started pumping boss music at max volume on the ghettoblaster.
>>4554915>Bring the entire force with them, they are going to need everyman to fight it.Gott Mit Uns
>>4554915Changing from>>4555026To >Bring the entire force with them, they are going to need everyman to fight it.Or>Just the duo, no need to fight without others in the wayHopefully we have some way to take a dragon skull with us
>>4554915>Bring the entire force with them, they are going to need everyman to fight it.
I'm glad the QM is bringing back dangerous situations that call for inventive solutions, it'd help if there was more support for said solutions.
>>4554915>>Bring the entire force with them, they are going to need everyman to fight it.
>>4554915>>4555010+1>Other, ideasCan we pull an Olga of Kiev?
>>4555146Gonna need to know more about that, never heard of Olga of Kiev
>>4555147There's several things from Olga's story that we could take inspiration from in this situation if we "offer" ourselves as bait/sacrifice.
>>4555151God damn Olga vicious.
What about dust explosions? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_explosiontWe can probably lure it into a hole or cave we've made dusty (Or dump the coal dust, flour, or whatever other accelerant we use on it from above) and toss a molotov cocktail inside.
>>4555160Also not a bad idea. But hopefully we can do it somewhere that isn't the abandoned holy city. I'd rather not destroy what we came to see.
>>4555161My understanding of the current scenario is that we can get to the possibly mamacon dragon before it's reached the holy city on account of them getting tired easily. From there we can find some brave messenger to send the queen a sternly worded letter from us about how insulted we are that she never went to pick us p as we are a fine princess and demanding her presence at trap location #5.so that we may give her a thrashing.
>>4555164Aaaah. Nice. So basically kill the one that took the local nobles daughter and then move on to killing the queen through baiting. . That's good but we'll need about 2 days to do each and we only have 4.
>>4555161>>4555164As for what type of letter it is. I'm taking this as inspiration. Pic related is a famous painting of the event where they were rafting the letter of refusal to surrender.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reply_of_the_Zaporozhian_CossacksZaporozhian Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan!>O sultan, Turkish devil and damned devil's kith and kin, secretary to Lucifer himself. What the devil kind of knight are thou, that canst not slay a hedgehog with your naked arse? The devil shits, and your army eats. Thou shalt not, thou son of a whore, make subjects of Christian sons; we have no fear of your army, by land and by sea we will battle with thee, fuck thy mother.>Thou Babylonian scullion, Macedonian wheelwright, brewer of Jerusalem, goat-fucker of Alexandria, swineherd of Greater and Lesser Egypt, pig of Armenia, Podolian thief, catamite of Tartary, hangman of Kamyanets, and fool of all the world and underworld, an idiot before God, grandson of the Serpent, and the crick in our dick. Pig's snout, mare's arse, slaughterhouse cur, unchristened brow, screw thine own mother!>So the Zaporozhians declare, you lowlife. You won't even be herding pigs for the Christians. Now we'll conclude, for we don't know the date and don't own a calendar; the moon's in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day's the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!—Koshovyi otaman Ivan Sirko, with the whole Zaporozhian Host
You guys talk as if I didn't want you fighting dragons, but I do. Just got to give the chance for Anons to tell you all off before the fighting starts.
>>4555169I have every intention of fighting Dragons. I just happen to not believe in frontal charges against stronger enemies. If there's a better way I'm wanting to hear it.
>>4555166I'm willing to be late for the start of the school year. I had to kill a bunch of dragons for the glory of the lord is a valid excuse. Especially when we drag along some of the skulls.I also completely forgot to mention the most obvious monster fighting application of weakening it with holy power like we're supposed to do with carnites.
>>4555169>Just the duo, no need to fight without others in the wayWell. Solomon did say it would easily slaughter average troops.
Duo Time>>4554938>>4554945>>4554958>>4555039>>4555180Yeah, does not want to fight a dragon>>4554941Other ideas>>4554963>>4555121>>4555145Drug time?>>4555010>>4555146>>4555148I think I can write something entertaining with this, though the main tactic is duo
So real quick for the druggies, so you just want to feed it Coffee Beans? Apparently they are actually Middle Easter in origin, but I wanted to check.
>>4555330if that's the only one we have, let's roll with it
>>4555330I'm not really an expert on alternatives and any alchemy potions we know is mostly useless due to having different stars.Almer probably knew there was a dragon where were headed, so I'm guessing the sword that is now a spear is gonna save our asses if shit goes wrong.
>>4555330Coffee and whatever alchemy potion we can whip up that would be very bad for lizard.
>>4555352Well like I said much earlier, you must give me an example how to do things in a late medieval fashion for it to work.
>>4555368Unless a ton of coffee is lying around somewhere nearby I can't see this work in any timely fashion.Honestly even if we somehow got coffee, the divine murder machine might just not react like a lizard to coffee.
“Then I will take you up on that thought.” Maria answered with a firm smile, “Just the two of us shall face down the creature.” “I… wish there was a better way.” the man admitted before shaking his head, “I would ask, do you have anything to give us that little bit more edge.” “Indeed I do, have you ever heard of coffee?” It was within the next few hours that Maria and Solomon were back on the road, though this time without support or guards. Honestly Maria could have done without the panicing Melody or all the Morsemen almost begging to come along, but Maria really did not have any options here. The traveling was not very fast, but they could not get any horses. Let it be also known Maria probably could not ride a warhorse worth shit in the grand scheme of things. There was not going to be any epic legends about a horseslayer on horseback. With a spin of her weapon Maria balanced the spear in her hand. Next to her the Demigod who ruled the entire Empire brandished a scimitar, his skin covered in a light armor. The weapon he carried looked somehow both old and new, a slight feeling of radiance coming off from it alerting Maria to its more magical nature. “What sword is that?” Maria asked the Dictator. “Alqatie, the sword that can cut anything.” Solomon answered while looking forward with his profile obviously shaken, “Can’t believe out of all the things I am doing, its fighting a Visorator.” “What, you thought you were going to fight a rebellion?” “Yes, that was the worst I thought we would find.” “Well then you have never been on a pilgrimage!” Maria annoucned with a laugh, “Everytime I go on one, it seems some supernatural force is trying to fuck me over.” “Yes, the demons you mentioned before. I should have had better foresight to your fate, Maria.” “H-hey! You are not supposed to say my name at all.” Maria quickly complained with a pout. “Heh, cute but we are going to have a dance with death. At the very least I would like to call the person to whom I love by her real name.” “Tsk… j-just remember to go back afterwards.” Maria answered back with a blush. “We will see, I might just have your name sung across the mountains and valleys in celebration. Especially if things go the way we are thinking.” He announced without care. As they finished the sounds of low thuds began to erupt into the air as around the large sandstone monoliths a large dot came out. It was in an instant Maria recognized it, a dragon whose scales were a darken red and was obviously coming in for a rush. With its claws prepared, it looks like it was ready to just grab their mounts and rip them in two. Well, at least Maria’s had the coffee on it. >Abandon the camel to the dragon *Roll Intrigue*>Go straight for a charge! *Roll Animal Handling* >Jump off the beast and stab him! *Weapons*>Other tactics
>>4555376There's probably a merchant who's got cargo lying around the market. Coffee was a major commodity in those days so it stands to reason there should be a few pounds in the tens or thirties there. As for how to deliver it. We can probably open up an animal and put it in with bags under the beast flesh without too much worry and shove it in a cart. Something like a camal or an ox. That way the monster will eat it when tired als monster hunter.
>>4555382>Abandon the camel to the dragon *Roll Intrigue*Intrigue is out best skill for a reason, let's use it here.
>>4555390Actually Royal Demeanor is our best skill, then Weapons and only in third place Intrigue.That said I feel that charging the dragon might not be a winning strategy, so...>>4555382>Abandon the camel to the dragon *Roll Intrigue*
>>4555352Did we bring any potions with us? If not, maybe some are at the marketplace. I was going back over the dust explosions section and it seems coffee is suitable for causing these types of explosions. We basically just have to make sure it's very finely ground and even if we don't manage to make it explode, a dragon breathing in all of that caffeine should help it on it's way to getting a heart attack and/or heat stroke. Pepper spray is a bit more difficult since it entirely depends on QM rulings on if/when a Columbus equivalent shows up. Peppers spread like mad (to several continents) almost immediately after the new world was found and I think there have been a few random new world things that have shown up in the quest, but it's unsafe to make assumptions about ecology in an isekai.
>>4555402I don't think time permits us to grind that much coffee friend.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>4555382>Abandon the camel to the dragon *Roll Intrigue*The dragon probably isn't expecting traps and trickery to be afoot, so this is the best chance before it realizes we were planning on it attacking.Once we start truly fighting it, the thing won't be taking the time to gorge on anything.I also think it's aiming to take out our means of escape, so it's plans fall perfectly within the parameters for our plans.>>4555409We did kind of have a small city/town entirely motivated by not having their daughters eaten by dragons as a workforce. Especially since mama is gonna wonder where her baby went in a few days.
Bo3 Roll low btw.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>4555382>Let it be also known Maria probably could not ride a warhorse worth shit in the grand scheme of things.we gotta learn how to ride my dudes>Jump off the beast and stab him! *Weapons*Our best chance>>4555410off to a great start it seems
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>4555411Big money big money no whammies STOP!
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>4555411>Abandon the camel to the dragon *Roll Intrigue*Let's go
>>4555551HOLY SHIT! CRIT SUCC!
>>4555382>Abandon the camel to the dragon *Roll Intrigue*>>4555556Will it count? I hope it will, crits are rare enough. It's a sign from the gods.
>>4555551... Fuck it...
>>4555645We accidentally kablooei the beast
>>4555645So about us taming the dragon... Can we call it a good boy and gib it belly rubs as it rolls on it's back a bit?
>>4555782Abominations unto the lord must be destroyed. This is the way.
Abandon the Camel, maybe>>4555390>>4555396>>4555410>>4555551>>4555578STAB>>4555418
>>4555801No, giant murderous creatures of doom must be cuddled and tamed also we got a 1 we can probably do some faith stuff to tame the cuddly deadly lizard that had a mouth that's like a trash compactor
So a camel can travel at 40 mph, which is the same as a horse. huh.
>>4555832Fuck no, as the one who rolled that I will vote to kill it.
>>4555834crazy shit indeed
“Are you ready!?” Solomon yelled as he brought the blade to heel, “I’ve got a good feeling its going to go straight for you!” “Perfect, now come on can camels charge?” Maria called out as she give her minor beast a good kick in the hips. In response it began to move forward, and while it was actually exceeding a horse at full gallop, “COME ON YA DRAGON!” “Damn her, really.” Solomon said with a smile before getting his creature to match the same speed. Who would have known that Camels were actually really fast, that much Maria thought. The speeds they were reaching was enough to get them right at the dragon, Maria preparing the Camel. The poor beast was not really knowing Maria’s plan as she prepared the spear and small barrel of beans. “Pesky human!” It called out without remorse, “Offering yourselves to me, you are but fools who shall become my meal!” As Maria heard those roaring words, the gap was only 50 yards. Sentiance did not really change Maria’s opinion or tactic, as she made sure anything tying her to her mount were released. The creature gave a laugh as soon he was upon her, maw wide as he attempted to bite down on her. However in that moment, Maria leaped off the top and somersaulting over the dragon. As the dragon took a massive bite out of the camel, Maria drew her spear, “In the name of the Lord and all that is Divine, begon!” And with the strike winged joint. Now normally the beast would have survived such an attack with ease, his scales providing protection against even Solomon’s sword. However the spear was reforged by an Angel, and made from the remenants of a God slaying blade. Whenever it strikes diving flesh, the spear that would change properties and continue the attack through the creature’s flesh. Thus, the weapon’s property became known to Maria. The more divine the creature, the more harmful the wound. Thus to a creature like the Viserator, a simple strike that would normally simply bounce off its scales became amplified. Divine retribution was determined, and a Mortal Wound was received. The drug was not needed, really, but getting stuffed in the Dragon’s throat did guarantee its death in that instant. “Maria!” Solomon yelled as he whipped around and received the stunned Spear Saint, “Fucking Gods, what was that!” “The Lord’s answer!” She called out as the two watched the creature’s magnificent crash. It was already going fast, the dragon, so the wipeout that is experienced with no control threw it around like a ragdoll. Twisting and turning, multiple times the neck and face were slammed into the dirt while the creature’s injured wing flew across the scenery. Soon Solomon brought his steed to a simple trout, firmly holding Maria in his arms, “Well, that things dead.” >Go eat a part of the beasts heart, because fuck it. >Find the daughter that it had stolen>Get the others over here so they can get this carcass slaughtered. >Other
>>4555868>Find the daughter that it had stolenpriorities
>>4555868>Find the daughter that it had stolen
>>4555868>Get the others over here so they can get this carcass slaughtered.Well that was anti climatic lol
>>4555868>Go eat a part of the beasts heart, because fuck it.Gotta confirm the kill.
>>4555868>Find the daughter that it had stolenGod seems to really hate the lords of the desert. Lmao.
>>4555868>Double tap. slice it open and rip the heart/lungs out. Tempted to stab it in the eye and give it a makeshift lobotomy tooIt probably works better than it did for Almer (He had to eat the god) due to angelic intervention but it's good to be sure. I think we should save the dragon eating meals for the queen.>Look for the daughter it had stolenShe's the first priority, but she can live with waiting a few minutes for us to ensure her captor is dead.As a general suggestion to anons.>The ability could also be acquired by tasting dragon blood. According to the Poetic Edda and the Völsunga saga, Sigurd accidentally tasted dragon blood while roasting the heart of Fafnir. This gave him the ability to understand the language of birds, and his life was saved as the birds were discussing Regin's plans to kill Sigurd. Through the same ability Áslaug, Sigurd's daughter, found out the betrothment of her husband Ragnar Lodbrok to another woman.I'm not saying that we'll absolutely gain the ability to spy on what that damn bird is saying to Chloe. I'm just saying that we could totally disrupt it's nefarious plans if it doesn't realize we can hear it.
>>4555891You are the ones who rolled a one.
>>4555868>Go eat a part of the beasts heart, because fuck it.Is this the mystery box option? Yay box>Chop off it's head so we can take it back as a trophy
>>4555969Qm if we go look for the girl right now can we eat the heart later or no
>>4556050Probably will rot by then. Honestly the option is for a joke for those who want to try becoming Siegfried.
>>4556051Aww okay fine we will non on the heart for magic powers before saving the person. She probably is fine... Probably or if she's not then a few minutes extra wouldn't hurt
>>4556060I'd like to point out we can just do that to the Queen instead for a better power up.I'm also wary of gaining draconic powers before going up against something that commands dragons.
>>4556066The queen? We eat her heart instead? Okay sorry I just missread it a while ago and thought it said the dragon kidnapped a queen not It needed sacrafices for a dragon queen my bad. Still I want to nom on it
Track down the kidnapped girl>>4555877>>4555885>>4555913>>4555930Getting some meat>>4555891The Heart>>4555902>>4556038
“Hmm, you know I thought we were going to fight it more.” Maria admitted Solomon brought the camel to the fallen creature. “Indeed that is what I thought too.” The man admitted with a sigh, “It seems that… weapon is something otherworldly.” “I am just honored to have it, but…” “You wanted to fight the creature on more even terms?” “Yes, who wouldn’t.” “Well you will surely get your wish later, this is just a child of the Queen.” Solomon answered while shaking his head, “When fighting her we will have much more trouble.” “I hope it is,” Maria said before giving the creature another stab, “There, now we need to find where is the kidnapped girl is.” “Then lets go!” Solomon announced while bringing the Camel about. As they already knew where the beast came from, the two people moved in the direction that the Viserator came from. The small amount of sandstone structure did not leave much to look through, and within a few moments they found the small cave. As the few steps reverberated through the room someone slowly stepped from within the shadows, “W-who's there!” “Your Miaph and your Hero!” Solomon quickly announced as both he and Maria brought themselves into the place. “W-what! I-if the, uh!” The voice said“Do not fret, the Viserator has been slain and we are here to rescue you.” Maria announced herself while dismounting from the camel, “Are you the daughter of the local lord?” “I-indeed I am.” The girl admitted while quickly walking out to meet Maria. She was older that both Maria and Solomon, maybe around the age of 18, “H-how can I ever repay you!?” >Demand conversion to the Lord’s Faith>See if she is willing to help them with a little announcement>Just, let Maria and Solomon get her home now.
>>4556151>When you arrive back to your Father, you shall tell him, "for the lord of Ca’Ren has blessed you with your daughters return, Grace his flock that moves through your domain as he would his own blood."
>>4556151>I did not rescue you for the sake of payment and your gratitude is most deserved towards the god I serve, The true Lord of Ca'Ren.>Are there any other hostages or survivors taken by the beast?
>>4556151>See if she is willing to help them with a little announcementAlso shill the lord with how we defeated it with our cool blessed blade
>>4556151>See if she is willing to help them with a little announcement
>>4556151>See if she is willing to help them with a little announcement>Others>Grab a part of Viscerator. That should convince them if people tell that you're lying.
>>4556151>See if she is willing to help them with a little announcement>Others>Grab a part of Viscerator. That should convince them if people tell that you're lying>Take its head
A little announcement would be good>>4556162>>4556264>>4556304>>4556349>>4556510Shill>>4556160>>4556161
“Well, you could help us with something.” Maria answered while turning towards Solomon who gave a simple nod, “Though we should return back to the City first.” “U-understood!” The girl answered before rushing out the cave entrance. “You know, it is going to be a long trip back.” Solomon called out as the two exited the cave behind the girl. “Then we should get started.” Maria announced with a cheering smile. The way back was indeed longer, as this time both Maria and Solomon were stuck on foot. The girl who they found was riding the remaining camel along with a small amount of scales Maria wanted to use as evidence of her kill. So the better part of the morning went and the afternoon came, though they were barely as they arrived at the gates. In the meantime, the two had opted to use the acquired pelt as a cover against the dreadful rays of the sun. Once they arrived at the gates the girl turned towards them, “So… you want me to announce that a Daughter of Sarhar was… kidnapped and raped by Baltic’s cult?” “That would be the message.” Maria announced with a smirk, “As of now the Miaph has the girl, and while she is now his ward.” “I understand.” The girl said with a firm nod before turning towards them, “Are you… going to leave already?” “Well, we don’t know.” Maria admitted while scratching her head, “By now all of our servants are rested, so we might be able to just have them guide our rides while we sleep.” “Y-you can definitely rest in my father’s palace for at least for a little while.” The girl answered with a smile, “Though, I understand if you need to move forward. You will have my eternal gratitude already.” >Go back onto the sanddunes>Go to the Palace>Stay in the city, but take some lodging to rest
>>4556537>Go back onto the sanddunes>Shill the lord before we go.
>>4556537>Go back onto the sanddunes >Take a trophy from the dragons corpse
>>4556572We already did. The pelt.
>>4556537>Go to the Palace
>>4556583Oh nice we can make a fashionable armor set
>>4556656Gotta greentext or it's not gonna be counted mate.
>>4556537>Go to Palace>Spread word of how we defeated the dragon thanks to the glory of the lord.>???>The entire town celebrates.>Get some people to grab the corpse/bones before any other dragons or the queen notice there's a dead body lying around. We can probably turn it into an exhibit like we do with dinosaurs after we confirm a Queen kill. We want to fight the Queen on our terms and preferably without her expecting us as a threat.
>>4556697We're not gonna be able to convert the city that way. That's why I'm aiming for getting the local lord to give pilgrims of our god better treatment and safe passage. It'll be easier to covert the population that way.
>>4556704Our god just swung his dick down HARD by making us one shot a dragon that terrorized the populace. Most legends with saints popping up already have the entire town converted just from a basic equivalent of what we did. Meanwhile their local gods aren't doing shit and/or invented dragons. This town is basically secured as far as religion goes for the next several centuries.
Back to the sands they went, as there really was no time for them to lose. As Maria lost her personal camel in the combat against the Dragon, she had simply relegated herself to the back of Solomon’s. Of course both of them had to rest, leaving the beast in the hands of their trusted guards. A few hours later, after the sun had set that Maria opened her eyes and looked over the distance they had traveled, “Ugh, damn that was not a good way to sleep.” “Tell me.” Solomon said as he shook himself for a moment, “While I do not mind having you at my back, you are heavy.” “That is a dreadful thing to say to a girl.” “Do I need to censor my words when she is wearing armor?” “Then tell her that the armor was heavy, not herself.” Maria lectured with a smile. “Understood ma’am, I will endeavor to tell her next time that she is not heavy, but instead she wears heavy armor.” Solomon answered with a smirk. “Good good, at least you know now.” “Yeah yeah.” Solomon announced while looking up into the stars, “You know, what is your aim for the future?” “The future? Thats like asking a kid what he wants to grow up to be.” “But do you not have multiple chances now?” Solomon answered back with a smile, “Its obvious that your God looks down upon you in a good light. However you also have your schemes to expand your homeland and even here in the Miaphate.” He answered while nodding towards Dahia. That is a good thought he pointed out, what shall be her aim here onwards. When she slays the great Dragon Queen, she will gain notoriety across the entire world. Off just the fame alone she could rest knowing that the church would look after both herself and whoever she chooses. However, that was not something that settled well with her. >Prosthelytizing an entire region might be a good start>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goal>A quiet life after what going to go down in Austin might be a good idea>Maria cannot make the decision now, that she knows.
>>4556923>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goalA stronger buwark and then expand to the miaphate
>>4556923>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goalGREATER ROMANIA NOW!
>>4556923>>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goal>>A quiet life after what going to go down in Austin might be a good idea
>>4556923>I was thinking of settling down, but life keeps on throwing problems I refuse to let run around in my face all the time.
>>4556923>A quiet life after what going to go down in Austin might be a good idea>I just want to play with my 8 children in the hills of Makain
>>4556974>>4556990>>4557027Really guys ?
>>4557043Our version of settling down is the the same as other people's version of settling down.
>>4557045No its not. Others want to continue working for the realm while you guys are saying 'Yeah, we are just here'.
>>4557048I have no idea why one of those "the" replaced a "not."
I don't think Maria is gonna be that whiney.
>>4557072I wasn't really going for a whiny tone. Maybe resignation at worst.>Eg Well I was thinking about a nice relaxing day reading a good book, but the last time I tried that, I ended up having to spend the whole season slaughtering slimy shoggoths surreptitiously with sass. I don't think I'll be able to manage it.Side note. If we were to suddenly make a bunch of hospitals, couldn't we basically outdo Chloe and undermine her by saving way more people?
>>4556923>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goal
You know, Maria does not like running around like this. No, defiantly, not like she caused a King to be excommunicated without any reason. >>4557083>>4556990>>4557027>>4557091For Maria's Realm, she would do anything>>4556930>>4556943>>4556952>>4557093Just, wow. Are you guys, like, a Roman Dictator or something?
>>4557129If it's a tie I will switch to our version of settling down
>>4557027this vote is not like the other 3 my dude
>>4557136No, this isn't really a big choice or anything. I just think its... out of character for you folk. I thought I'd make that for a joke. You guys... seriously can say this while also causing a person to be excommunicated. I blame Democracy.
>>4557140yeah, i don't get the people who voted for settling down when we did lot's of things thinking of the long run like excommunicating the king to open a room for expansion and the plan to slowly convert the miaphate
>>4557140It's a dog's world. If you can excommunicate people at will then one day you might get excommunicated for no reason too. Definitely not a way to live your entire life.
>>4557140I don't get it either. Everything we've done has been for our realm, for our god, and finally got our selves. Why "settle down like a common peasent?"
>>4557143it wasn't "at will" but we had some luck and prep to make the circunstances arise
even if this wasn't something major like op said, this tie doesn't make sense to me. if it was another option but settling down ? seems anons forgot our long term plans, our saint candidacy and our "duel" with chloe etc
>>4557140Another for "settle down"... but not like... in the same way.Kinda in a "Ideally I would settle down and get a chance to really relax, but there's too much going on. I need to support the lord and help the people I can. Settling down won't do that... but a girl can dream."
>>4556923>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goalRetarded anons forcing me to stop lurking
>>4556923>Making sure Ma’Kain shall always be at its strongest should be Maria’s goalMakain shall rise again
>>4557151 Technically it's settling down just in someone else's land that you have claimed as your own
“I… do not know.” Maria answered with a sigh, “I for sure wish the best for my Father’s realm, as MaKain is one of the few places I can truly call home. Its just, sometimes you can get tired of it all.” “The person who did not second guess fighting a Viserator, is getting tired of it all?” “Well of course, at some point I will need to settle down in a city or something.” Maria answered with a firmness in her voice, “Have bunches of children, watch them grow old and then pass away myself. Who would not want that?” “Not you.” Solomon answered with a smirk, “And not myself either.” “How can you say I don’t want it?” “Easy, look at where you are now!” The man demonstrated to the dunes and sandstone that covered the lands before him, “You have come all this way to head to a land that you barely know of, in search of esoteric knowledge that may or may not exist. Yes we now know your God supports you, the evidence is unquestionable, but did you know that the moment you decided to come?” “I… no I did not. Everything you say is correct.” “And that speaks to your character, someone who is more than willing to kill to get what they want. Remember years back when I first met you? When I asked you to kill the Miaph for me?” “Indeed I do, which does bring up something I never quite got. Why in the world did you ask a prisoner to kill their warden?” Maria spat with an air of confusion about her, “You were an absolute lunatic thinking that was even possible.” “Well I was young, much younger than I am now.” Solomon laughed with a smile before giving another chuckle, “You see, heh, since my father was treated as a simple asset I was always in the Palace of Al’Kain, but never received a real education from the tutors nor had any children my age around. I hung out with the Morse more often than not, getting a brutish education and listening to all the happening that was occuring. One time, I heard talk about the most insane girl who I ever heard of.” “And what was she doing?” “Climbing everywhere she could listen into all the conversation of the palace.” He laughed a stupid laugh, “Those idiots teased me to no end after that, but soon came a chance. While I was preparing for my own joining into the war, I was told by Gunner I could finally meet my girlfriend.” “And you… ACCEPTED IT!!” Maria announced with a laugh, drawing the snickers from the crowd of Morse around them.“Yes I did, but like, do you blame me? I get to meet the girl who killed a Miaph, a Kingslayer! Someone who at the very least I should if I never get the chance again.” He blabbered off with a blush.
“So that leave the question, why exactly did you ask me to kill the Miaph?” “I-it was spur of the moment.” The Dictator of a country twice the size of the Holy Austin Empire admitted while lowering his head so much Maria could see over it, “I… just had a good guess you could pull it off.” “And the other thing?” Maria asked while leaning in a little closer with a smile, “The payment”“That… what else was I going to give you.” He complained, “I had no money to my name, I could not give you any land, and there was no possibility of promising you a priesthood.” “You could have promised me escape, Solomon. I know you are smarter than that.” Maria admitted with a wonder building up in her head, “Why that.” “I… thought you were amazing and beautiful.” He answered with a small chuckle in his voice, “Even though you were a prisoner, your eyes were the sharpest I had seen in a person. I knew for one you would succeed, and I also knew I would never regret making you my wife.” “Sounds like you got most of the benefits since then.” Maria announced with a smirk, “I did escape without issue.” “Indeed you had, but trust me to say that almost did not happen.” Solomon claimed with a small chuckle, “Do you realize how many people wanted you dead? How many of my cousins wanted to kill you thinking that if they did, they would inherit the right to the Empire.” “So all those relatives you killed?” “Was to protect you. You probably realized it now, but I was only able to do it when I invoked an old law meant to settle royal succession. Some men did not raise armies, but instead thought killing you was enough to win the Miaphate. It would not have, but I made sure they were wrong anyways.” >Well, might as well thank him for the cover. >Maybe, just a kiss would be enough to lift his feelings of regretting Familicide>At least now Maria got a more full picture>advise the conversation wait for later, until they reach the city of the Lord>Other, of course
>>4557205>Maybe a spare could lighten the mood>Maybe, just a kiss would be enough to lift his feelings of regretting Familicide
>>4557205>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.Fraticide is standard practice in eastern kingdoms after a succession crisis, nothing new.
>>4557210Was it really fratricide though, wouldn't assisted suicide be more accurate considering they were suicidally going to try and kill maria
>>4557205>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.>Hug the dictator
>>4557205>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.
>>4557205>>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.
>>4557205>Well, might as well thank him for the cover. >Maybe, just a kiss would be enough to lift his feelings of regretting Familicide
>>4557205>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.It's a real damn shame I'm still rooting for the Albert ending. The Miaph certainly deserves to get some happy ending for all the trouble he went through to aid us. Perhaps he'll take a liking to the demi-goddess we rescued?
>>4557247I hope, still rooting for Albert as well. The family also helped him in a way, although since they were focused on us it was easier for sol to take advantage like he said
>>4557205>Maybe, just a kiss would be enough to lift his feelings of regretting Familicide
>>4557205>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.>HugI'm on the Albert route but he deserves a hug at least. I think the Princess we rescued would be a good match yes.
>>4557272>>4557254I like the kid from lower standing making a name for himself from his abilities alone.But the prince isn't just slouching around either. They're both good choices.
What's stopping us from marrying three boys? One for Albert (Economical), Eric (Political), and Soloman (Foreign Power) although Eric is already taken so that's two
>>4557129> excommunicated without any reason.>Without any reasonWe had reasons for that. We needed to secure ourselves against Chloe's fate barreling us into a deathtrap and it was the most efficient way to do it. We probably weren't even going to kill him and would be improving the lives of the citizenry. I'm also appalled that you focus on one measly king when everyone involved in that love triangle got rekt in one form or another.
>>4557416Maria isn't a hoe.
>>4557416>What's stopping us from marrying three boys?Religion, society and being a bitch
>>4557416Not being a complete hussy, we aren't an asshole willing to just spring a random extra lover on them when we were in an emotional monogamous relationship as far as they knew,this isn't goddamn France, and the lack of dna testing means any kid causes an absolute clusterfuck that can spiral into intercontinental war after we're dead for starters.
>>4557416Indeed, as the other fellows said a reverse harem is too damaging. Whose child is whose will forever plague a family who participates in it.
>>4557459Whose child is whose wouldn't really apply here because solomon being a demigod means the child will have red eyes and stuff of it's his
>>4557205Changing from>>4557208To>Well, might as well thank him for the cover.
>>4557489Why do you want to cuck our boys ?
>>4557489Some of those names for their gods sounds like QM grabbed em from ancient sumeria. That means Gilgamesh hereditary law might be in effect and all children of us count as demigod by virtue of Solomon being involved.
>>4557512Holy moly, even if it was from Albert and whatever other guy anons wanted us to grab ?
>>4557515Sumerians thought that anyone who had sex with the mother previously counted as a parent. Gilgamesh is 1/3 god because his mom fucked a god before Gilgamesh's human father impregnated her.
>>4557520That explains the weird numbers of Gilgamesh nature. Btw if the first guy fucks the mum after a second guy came, would it be between he and the mom or the second guy would also count, even if he came later ?
>>4557528Everyone counts is my understanding. I'm not sure if this applies to dudes as well, but gilgamesh used to fuck all of the women in Uruk before their wedding night in order to make the children all demigods.
>>4557553remember the hug, m'kay ?
>>4557556Alright I will as you are being stickler about it, though I do need to put this in. I am not making there be a reverse harem. It would be weird, and the simple fact is I get more enjoyment out of you deciding which man to choose and how you are going to shut them down. Lets just say either way this goes, we can see shit likely going down unless Maria can pull off that finest of line while also engaging in a religious war.
>>4557570Tbh. Your giving me a hell of a time trying to come up with a good way to friend, zone Solomon. Damn you. At least we can set events into motion to make him the greatest leader of his country regardless of if we're with him or not.
>>4557570I'm not aiming for a harem, chill. This being said I like to be on good terms with solomon, even knowing that not choosing him will make him sad, specially knowing that his killings were more to protect us than to acquire the throne, and most likely he'll try to invade austin and/or us either to get our hand or just to be better than the last miaph. in a worse turn of events if we do this badly, to kill us for the prestige and revenge. considering how we did things until now i don't think this has a chance of happening, specially since we didn't bait him into romance, just gave the opportunity he needed to be close with us
“Well, thank you.” Maria answered while wrapping her hands around Solomon’s waist, “Though I think those men would have been commiting suicide at that rate.” “Well it just depends on if any of them reached you, which I guess they did not.” Solomon answered while he was growing an acute redness in the face, “Lets get going.” “We shall.” With that the group crossed through the sand dunes, soon eclipsed by a variety of sandstone mountains. Slowly Maria noticed the changes in the stars, where many of those she noticed in her homelands were slowly becoming visible. She was now feeling a little, fuzzy now. It was obvious they were in the horizons between the Lord and the Miaphate’s influence upon the region, and somehow she knew this was going to happen all across the area. Was this the chance that Solomon was looking for? Was this place as hard to see through as the Lord’s ability himself. “Step carefully everyone.” Solomon advised with a voice of a leader, “The queen is near, and I would not want to alert her to our presence just yet.” The rest of the group gave nods to that, as they all slowly advanced through the mountainous rocks. These rocks kinda remind Maria of MaKain, in that they seemed built up just for the purpose of defending the softer inlands of the area. “So, what do you think?” Solomon asked as he looked over his shoulder to Maria, “How safe are we?” “Hmm, I can’t really say.” Maria admitted with a small annoyance on her mind, “These creatures, how smart can they be?” “It varies, alot. Though I bet their mother is smarter than any of us here.” Solomon answered as if he knew that was the truth. So that gave a few options to Maria, as it seems obvious that an ambush by those dragons can occur. Though there is also the chance that the creatures are so arrogant that they do not attempt it thinking they are unkillable. Then again, Maria might be robbing these men of a good fight. But on the flip side of that, they had both Dahia and Melody as fellows on the travel. >Order the main caravan to stay back, Maria and Solomon will advance on their own. >Try your best to sneak into the territory, with everyone trying *Intrigue Roll, will be asked for later*>They shall all move in, taking the cliffs to root out any ambushers>Other ideas
>>4557591>Try your best to sneak into the territory, with everyone trying *Intrigue Roll, will be asked for later*
>>4557591>Order the main caravan to stay back, Maria and Solomon will advance on their own.
>>4557591What would you say the DC on the intrigue roll would be. After all we are carrying a pelt a holy weapon, have a number of men with us and animals.
>>4557675Until now that dc was to roll lower than the specified skill
>>4557682Our own intrigue skill is 75. But would this be an opposed roll since we're going into an intelligent creatures den? That's what I'm considering. If this thing has intrigue 90 we'd basically have to roll 10 right?
>>4557591>Try your best to sneak into the territory, with everyone trying *Intrigue Roll, will be asked for later*Men today we shall clash against monsters. Today we will face a threat that plauges the land, this so called queen of dragons claims to be a fearsome beast yet it still cowers in it's lair. We shall enter it's lair with blade in hand and shall leave with it's skull. Do not fear it for death claims us all in the end and the deeds of heroism that we accomplish here shall have our names sung for genorations to come. The lord is watching over us so let us march towards this monster with no fear in our hearts. TO GLORY AND VICTORY!
>>4557591>Try your best to sneak into the territory, with everyone trying *Intrigue Roll, will be asked for later*I'm fully expecting we will have to fight to protect the party at this rate.
>>4557591>Try your best to sneak into the territory, with everyone trying *Intrigue Roll, will be asked for later*Hopefully the rest of the party can somehow keep themselves alive. I don't have much faith they'll contribute positively at all.
>>4557759Oh yeah true we have no seige weapons with us unlike daddy so we can't kill it that way
Sneaky Sneak sneak>>4557594>>4557640>>4557693>>4557695>>4557759Duo in>>4557610
>>4557782Please roll, Bo3, lower is best
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>4557784Lord bless my dice
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>4557782
...that may be the best roll I've had in years
>>4557815Come on give me a roll man.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>4557820We have a 3 already, but I guess we should check for a 100
>>4557815pls roll, end this quick so qm can write in the wagie cagie
“Lets advance, Solomon.” Maria announced with a smile, “Stick to the low valleys and roads if you can.” “Understood.” Solomon answered as he drove the beast forward, “Follow me everyone.” There was a few skeptical looks for the moment, but when Melody moved with knowledge that her master would not lead her astray. Soon the force of 15 men followed suite, their arms already prepared for a coming fight they were surely going to experience. “Go a little to the left, something is coming.” Maria whispered, causing Solomon to narrowly dodge the movements of a Dragon moving eastwards. “Close, how did you see it coming?” “Just a feeling if I gotta be honest.” Maria admitted as she pointed, “Go that way, it will give us some cover.” Every step was thought out and methodical, easily displaying the brilliant military mind that Maria possessed. Though there was still a tenseness to the situation, and Maria knew that one wrong step was enough to make them eviscerated. However they soon came out of the mountains, to a modest valley that led to a small town and a lake. Maria could already feel it crawling among the ruins, the literal embodiment of a God’s authority on this earth. “So, any plans?” Solomon asked Maria as they looked over everything. “Well, if we consider I got really lucky earlier, this will be a life or death fight correct?” Maria asked the Dictator. “You would be correct, and the moment they hear their Queen’s wrath they will surely swoop or crawl over to try and kill us with numbers.” “So you got any suggestions?” Maria Asked Solomon. “I thought you were the brilliant strategist who got us here.” “Only a fool would listen to their own opinion.” Maria answered before turning to the men with them, “Also, the fact is how willing are our men.” “If we told them to attack the queen directly they would do so, and be slaughtered but might kill her quicker.” Solomon announced without a hint of remorse. “Though, if against the horde to come, they might be able to hold them off. I assume you have a good hiding place for the others?” “There is a cave a little while back too small for them to enter, and it looked deep. They will hide in there.” Maria tapped her spear as she pondered for a moment, “Though, this does mean we will lose lots of men.” >The Morse shall defend against the horde as Maria and Solomon advance>Everyone charge the Queen at once, and hopefully that kills it>Everyone hides, they were so weak Maria and Solomon will surely be able to face off against them
>>4557851>The Morse shall defend against the horde as Maria and Solomon advance>Depower the dragon horde the same way you can depower carnites with the power of the Lord using the spear as a medium.My original plan on that first dragon was to semi banish it like we can do to carnites in order to drop it's resistance to coffee. In this case we can weaken the dragons and knock a few out of the air to injure themselves from the fall because they shouldn't scientifically be capable of flight.
>>4557859>supportgood idea friend
>>4557851>>Everyone hides, they were so weak Maria and Solomon will surely be able to face off against them
>>4557859>Support.As much as I want us all to bumrush the queen I don't think we'll get away with it without sacrificing Melody and Dahia
Pray that the Creatures are all weakened>>4557859>>4557867>>4557884Hide everyone>>4557867
Can someone give me a quick d100 roll?
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>4558027Hope it's a low one
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>4558027Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh missed the votes due to work. Here we go again boys.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>4558027
“Melody, can you get to the cave I pointed out?” Maria asked her faithful attendent.“Y-yes I can! W-we will head there now!” She exclaimed before herding the other girls away. “Alright men!” Solomon announced while standing upon a jetting, “This is where you idiots get your damn fights. In just a few moment the hordes of Viserators will come, are you fucks ready to fight them to the death?” Maria was a little surprised at the language, however the men all rejoiced at hearing them. Honestly these muscle head were all Maria could want out of an army, and soon she will see what they are capable of. Feeling the moment given to her Maria took a few steps forward and took out her spear, “In the name of the Lord I bless you all with good battle! May a dozen foes fall underneath your feet!” There was a soft shine coming from Maria’s relic, but the others did not seem to glow as well. Maria could only shrug, as really her target was the hordes of Dragons that were going to come towards them.“Alright let's get going.” Solomon called out, the two quickly getting onto the camel. In her honest opinion it would have looked a lot better if they were riding some majestic steed, however opting to simply ride a camel into the valley was nothing bad at all. Soon enough they were walking across a bridge likely older than the entire Empire of Austin, followed by their entrance into the city itself. Quickly Maria noted the large amount of shattered walls and evidence of a previous war. Scratches and old skeletons littered the place, further proving the old atrocities that were commited by the Gods of the Miaphate. There was a slight shaking of the earth as they approached. Soon they could see it, at the center of the ruins a giant creature whose scales glistened in the moonlit night. It was massive as well, easily being the size of the cathedral that rested in the middle of Altmer. Luckily, their quiet approached seems to have left it asleep. >Stab it in one of the eyes, though risk being noticed much easier>Give it a poke in the stomach, a surefire hit. >Alert it of their precense, as Maria wants an actual fight this time. >Other ideasOf course, Bo3 rolls.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>4558055>Stab it in one of the eyes, though risk being noticed much easier
>>4558055>Stab it in one of the eyes, though risk being noticed much easierSPLIT YOUR LUNGS WITH BLOOD AND THUNDER!
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>4558055>Stab it in one of the eyes, though risk being noticed much easierConsidering a poke to the stomach of a large beast will be hard to reach something fatal let’s rob it of vision
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>4558055Don't fuck up! Don't fuck up!
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>4558055>Stab it in one of the eyes, though risk being noticed much easier
>>4558055Stab it in the ovaries!>Stab it in one of the eyes, though risk being noticed much easier
“Carefully now.” Maria answered while steedily advancing across the landscape, “I want to get one nice hit on the creature.” “Just, be careful Maria.” Solomon called out as he followed her through the rubble of the Lord’s City. “I will be.” Maria answered as she brandished her blade. It was to their luck that the Queen was alone, not a single other creature around her to fight with. With that little bit of confidence in Maria’s heart, she advanced closer and closer until she was right next to the creature. There was the baited breath, Maria looking at a closed eye that was almost half the size of her. How the hell she got this far, Maria does not really know, but she was going to kill this creature. Her heart however skipped a beat as the eye fluttered open. Maria could not even curse herself as the divine beast gave a roar that almost broke her ears to hear. “So you are the scum I was told to kill. You look puny enough”With that announcement the creature's jaws widened, easily eclipsing Maria’s meager size. Swiftly it moved, to which Maria barely escaped as a quick slam against her sent her and it flying. As the creature pulled back its mouth as if to swallow something Maria found herself next to a roughly bruised Solomon. “Fucking close, you alright?” He asked“Y-yeah! I was so close too!” “To think you humans expect so little of me.” The beast announced with a growing grin, “Sneaking upon me, though I will take your beast as a willing payment.”Yeah, Maria did not expect the creature to have a sense of humor. She doubly did not like it when the beast grew to a much greater height, jokeningly cleaning its teeth with its claws. “However, you still trespass upon my land. That will cost you your lives.” Yeah, they are going to have problems now. >Both of them run at it, one for each side of the creature>Maria shall prove this land is the Lords, and pray that he helps remove her from the land. >Other schemes to fight it *Write in*>Run away, they are biting off more than they can chew
Dont forget to roll, Bo3, low, all that.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>4558498>Maria shall prove this land is the Lords, and pray that he helps remove her from the land.our 33 wasn't enough to land the hit in the eye ?
>>4558511Well you forget this is a dynamic fight, the creature rolls too.
>>4558498Did it just eat our last fucking camal? You bitch!>Other schemes to fight it *Write in*Bait it into pieces of the arena environment to counter attack, it's also a large creature so getting under it below it's mouth and limb range will make us harder for it to deal with and also easier to kill with our pike.If the arena has scalable parts er should use it to get above and onto the back of this thing to strike down onto it's spine and head.Think monster hunter. We either have a lance with no shield or an insect glaive.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>4558519And I swear to God we're turning her teeth or claws into armor spikes.
>>4558515where is the roll for it then ?
also you didn't say it was gonna roll as well
>>4558526River, tears,spilt milk, LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
We need one more roll. And a low one.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>4558498>Monster Hunter knowledge.slice tendons, abuse blind spots, hope that camel was packed full of caffeine, maybe poke an eye out.>This city belongs to (Our God) and you are naught but a foolish squatter.>Save "You're smaller than i thought you'd be" as a comeback lineI'm very relieved we didn't end up with Queen Ghidorah as an opponent because I was expecting some multi headed kaiju sized monstrosity that spits poison fog.Interesting that she was told to hunt us, It might mean whatever got was involved in wrecking this city is what caused the end.>>4558525I was personally thinking we take her whole skeleton back to be a museum exhibit in McKain like we do with dinosaurs.It would be a great tourist attraction. Maybe have a few other skeletons on display in the town where we saved that girl. Then we outfit our army/men with gear made out of dragons. Our dad can probably use some dragonskin boots at bare minimum?(I personally think a dragonskin suit would be kinda cool and fashionable to wear even at events where it's awkward to be wearing protective gear.
>>4558562delicious roll anon. btw OP pls roll on thread next time so we can keep the control
>>4558562>Interesting that she was told to hunt us, It might mean whatever got was involved in wrecking this city is what caused the end.That came out wrong. I meant that whatever (presumably) god ordered the queen might have been what caused the city to end. We're gonna have to interrogate any surviving dragons for info. Maybe press them into service and make them upstanding members of the community by binding them in service to god or something?
>>4558498>Monster Hunter knowledge.slice tendons, abuse blind spots, hope that camel was packed full of caffeine, maybe poke an eye out.>This city belongs to the reigning noble and you are naught but an oversized lizard that falsely and pathetically claims to be royalty
>>4558575There is no reigning noble. These are the abandoned ruins of a city sacked by the Miaphate's gods before kicking ours out. Basically it's Jerusalem.
>>4558570Binding to our god? Isn't that slavery considering they're inntelegent enough to speak? Granted it might be the only way but hopefully we could get them to willingly serve the Lord and join us>>4558562I don't know if long term we could equip makains army with dragon scale stuff unless we find a way to create more but I do think it could work for some elite units.Could we research how to make more dragon stuff or an alternative? We would need to infuse divine energy into stuff and get a supply of divine energy but I think it could be done
>>4558590Oh sorry I missread it and thought it was saying that the dragons were in a city they sacked my bad
>>4558498Changing from>>4558575To>Monster Hunter knowledge.slice tendons, abuse blind spots, hope that camel was packed full of caffeine, maybe poke an eye out.>This city belongs to the lord. you are naught but an oversized lizard that falsely and pathetically claims to be royalty
>>4558604Maybe?, but i'm not exactly gonna bring a bunch of dragons near a school full of princesses when we return because they pinky promised they wouldn't eat anyone. There need to be assurances and I want those assurances magically/divinely enforceable at the very bare minimum to keep them in check for future generations. It's fairly standard in stories/legends to beat demons into submission (Krampus) or cow them with divine might into entering a servant contract or promise in general. As far as my first thought goes, fealty to the lord is mandatory or else we'd be obligated to burn them as heretics. Then since payment is traditional in combat for captured POWs they'd have to pay us back somehow for their lives. So something like our home country now having dragoons seems like a logical next step and i'm not leaving room for betrayal from them. Eg We die and since the promise was to us they don't have to keep it anymore. Better to get em to promise to serve the Lord. Making them servants of our line in particular also opens up for bad end futures when a descendant of ours goes full tyrant with an army full of dragons. God hasn't been doing Sodom and gomorrah crap in the Austin region for thousands of years, so he's a relatively stable bet against going full Hitler with dragons.Given that so many of them exist in the middle of a desert without starving, i'm going to guess their metabolism isn't that high most of the time and we can easily set up infrastructure to pay them, have enough meat to feed them, allow for taxes, and generally bind the dragons to us through "civilization."I'm also gonna eat the queen to make sure she doesn't regenerate or something. These dragons are going to fucking hate us for centuries if they're hypocrites about the whole eating sapient creatures thing or not sufficiently awed.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>4558498>Both of them run at it, one for each side of the creature
>>4558641Oh I wanted to nom on the queen for magic powersAlso I understand what you meant by binding now but originally I thought you meant forcing them to serve the Lord rather than it basically just being a guarantee that they will obey the law and stuffAlso if we're having dragons as citizens of Makin and we want them to serve long term could we make it so they can procreate or clone themselves somehow so we don't run outAlso is it really ethical to use dragon skin as armor considering it's basically saying sure you can use human skin as clothing to them
>>4558870Stop it with your logical facts and arguments! Then again we do kind of have a human finger with us, so it's not actually that outrageous. We could also make an agreement with them later for not making any new items from dragon parts. Plus they're still all kinda evil monsters, so they'd need to have their psyche domesticated before integration. Or maybe there's a slightly less violent dragon among the survivors and they can get a visual cue that they've become a holy dragon? Economics involved in feeding them is a pretty big problem here too. Maybe use some of them for an international delivery service after negotiating airspace routes? they'll get outdone by technology eventually, but still able to help with shipping as a day job. It's a win win either way I suppose and expecting a dragon fleet to defend our country would be greedy. Managing even one dragon as a mount is a bonus. We also kinda lopped the head off of what was probably Holo, so the main reason we'd even leave any alive right now is interrogating them on ancient history.
>>4558885No unless we are forced to I refuse to commit genocide on all of them. We should obviously defend ourselves but killing them all if they surrender is messed up
>>4558885Also yeah I suppose there is precedent that using body parts of sapient creatures as equipment is fine if it's practicalAs for the psyche integration thing sure we can explain why we need them to obey the laws and stuff but domesticated doesn't seem like the right word considering the dragons are intelegent enough to talk and stuff
Pray to the Lord!!>>4558511Counter Attacks!>>4558519Monsterhunter>>4558562>>4558619>>4558659 - Basically it right?
>>4558885About the evil monsters bit were hitler youth evil? No they were shown propaganda for their entire lives the thing we need to remember is to the dragons it's perfectly fine to kill people because for their entire lives they have been told so and a literal god has said it's good to do so. If we can educate them on why it's bad and give proof then some at least will realize what they did is wrong and will stop
>>4558909Natural Domestication has been used to refer to stuff like how bonobos are less inclined to violence than regular chimps. It's technically the right term so long as you mean more nonviolent and integrated into society.>>4558904These are actual man eating/slaughtering heretical monsters in the service of infernal gods that are all accomplices in the attempted murder of at least one human. We have an entire city full fo evidence of that along with our run in with said dragon. We would be perfectly justified for executing them for their past crimes. The fact that we're even trying to fidangle a reason to allow them to breathe a second longer is already a massive stretch of the imagination.
>>4558917You know what, change counter attacks to monster hunter but don't expect solomon to survive if he gets it's attention longer than 1-3 minutes. Demigod or not his sword doesn't do THAT much.
“Move now!” Maria announced as the creature slowly turned its head towards them. It was a quick action, the two of them splitting as a ray of electricity slammed into the place they once were. Even though the two of them were fast on reflect, Maria could feel a good chunk of her body burn at the breath weapon. “Pesky creature running on a bloody hype, look at yourselves.” The creature laughed as it turned about, “You got all bloody on me!”And the creature was not lying, Maria feeling the burns began to fester with blood. However that was only because they were out of position, and as the two of them ran at her the chances of using its breath attack shrunk. “This City belongs to the Lord, the protector of humanity!” Maria yelled at the top of her lungs, “I will rid the earth of you!” Upon those words Maria felt the burns on her body began to scream, quickly sealing them all while giving her strength. To think that the power of a Saint gave her so much vitality, was this the reason for becoming a Saint. Was she meant to be a warrior of the Lord? That was what she pondered as she nimbly crossed over the tail that was meant to slam into her. Her blood pumping and years of practice seemed to synergise with the blessing, granting her inhuman strengths comparable to the Demon worshippers of before. However she did not use it against men, but monsters. “Hya!” She announced as a massive strike of her Partisan Blade ripped through the back of the Divine Creature’s foot. The moment of impact only showed the power of her weapon, the blade enlarging upon the impact to rend the damage done. The moment she struck the foot moved on reflex, kicking at her. However the Saint was able to narrowly dodge the strike and barely land on the ground on her feet. As she turned she saw Solomon striking at the limbs to no avail, the scales proving hard for a supposedly divine weapon in his possession. In response the leg he was attacking moved, however the extra force just gave the Demi-God enough force to finally pierce the limb and run with a purchase of blood. However even with this strength Maria noted that Solomon’s flesh did not fair much better than hers. The lightning from earlier obviously wrecking his flesh, and no inhuman regeneration to speak of coming from his body. However, he could still fight!>Try and disable the tail, such a large weapon would at least grievously wound the two of them if it hit. >For the eyes man! Take out the eyes! >Go backup Solomon anyways, better the two fight together than separate.
As always, dont forget to roll with the rules.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>4558956>For the eyes man! Take out the eyes!Yes I'm still salty about our failed start and on the plus side we'll redirect it's focus to us and solomon can do the thing
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>4558956>Try and disable the tail, such a large weapon would at least grievously wound the two of them if it hit.Most monster would have more that one supernatural sensory ability so I fear the eyes are a bad idea. Especially with electricity it might not even need the eyes.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>4558956>For the eyes man! Take out the eyes!
>>4558956>Slice the throat to disable that breath.If there's an old chain we can probably attach it to a dagger and make a grounding line to prevent more electric attacks.
>>4558956>Try and disable the tail, such a large weapon would at least grievously wound the two of them if it hit.If we cut it off that's massive bloodloss.
>>4558956>Slice the throat to disable that breath.
“Solomon, advance with me!” Maria cried out as she brandished her weapon again. “Got it!” The Demi-God answered as he retracted his blade and landed on the ground. “Pesky creatures! You shall all die!” With that call the two of them advanced, the Queen raising her foot and giving a nice stomp on the ground. However the seismic waves produced were not enough to bring either the Saint or Demi-God down. The advance was met by the front claws, both massive limbs brushing against the ground as the Queen moved herself to better face the two fighters. The spin was of course something hard to dodge, as both Maria and Solomon were battered off onto the side with several brushes against the ground. As Maria rose she quickly noticed the degrading state of her armor, and how the helm was blown somewhere across the desolate city. As for Solomon, the divine man’s shirt was torn asunder, exposing the numerous fleshy wounds that he was gaining through the battle. “Become my Sacrifice!”With a cry the jaws advanced against Maria, though the girl was able to dodge the attack with ease. However the throws of winds sent Solomon back a few feet, making him lose the chance at a counter attack against the monstrosity. As Maria went in for the stab at the neck, the blade just barely reaching its neck, the creature quickly moved its head against her. She could only curse herself as a pillar of flames emerged from the throat. ………“Awaken.”Maria’s senses came back to her as she rose her head, a thin veil of golden light dancing around her. Somehow she recognized this place from another time, many years ago if she was correct. Yes, when she was ran over with a god damn truck. “Indeed, it seems that you are quite the unusual person. Not only has your soul experienced two lives, but it is still coherent enough even after the second death.”“M-My Lord!” Maria called out as she turned to see a blaring light shining upon her from above. It was the eye of the Lord, no the Lord himself. The Being who protects humanity with knowledge of the future, “Y-you have come to grace me with your presence!” “Indeed I have, as I try all who die with my name upon their tongues.”“Just… fucking hell.” Maria called out with a curse, “I have failed you! I have died without slaying the Queen, without banishing the Fake, without conforming your worship!” “Yes.”“I… am… tsk.”“Not willing to accept death are we?” >Maria cannot let Solomon fight alone! She does wish to bring him to the underworld with her!>She cannot stop until Chloe is gone, so that she does not cause the faith to fall into ruin>To think what Albert would think, likely to never even hear of her death by the Queen but instead silence. >She will complete her Pilgrimage, even if it's the death of her soul!>No, she is willing to accept it. She died for real this time *End Quest*
Sorry guys, the Dragon has been rolling crits all fight so I had to give ya this. Solomon even critically failed before so sucks to be ya'll.
>>4559241>Maria cannot let Solomon fight alone! She does not wish to bring him to the underworld with her!I mean, pull rolls public so we know where the fight's goin m8
>>4559241>She cannot stop until Chloe is gone, so that she does not cause the faith to fall into ruin
>>4559241>She cannot stop until Chloe is gone, so that she does not cause the faith to fall into ruin>>4559242OP where the fuck are those rolls that were never posted in the thread ? You said the dragon was gonna roll as well but there was never a dice rolled by you here my man, this is what makes me angry
Like you could’ve just rolled in the post you counted the votes and in a separated one since you were also rolling for Solomon as well. We’re rolling on /qst/ so I don’t know why you’re keeping yours private
>>4559258Because I roll them as they come with a d100 on my desk. I could do it on another program and take a screen shot, but I just thought of that and really you guys would still bitch. Simply put Im not going to roll 10d100 and inflate the Quest with posts.
>>4559241>To think what Albert would think, likely to never even hear of her death by the Queen but instead silence.>>4559260Screenshots work for me
>>4559260>I could do it on another program and take a screen shot, but I just thought of that and really you guys would still bitch.It’s better than just saying “lmao you guys failed my secret roll :)”. Also like I said you could roll for the dragon in the counting box so the only extra post would be for Solomon’s roll or alternatively you could’ve rolled for the dragon in the results post (where we choose an option and roll) and then rolled for sol in the counting post. No warnings whatsoever is just frustrating my dude
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>4559266Just to drive your Paranoia, as the QM I can fake it as shown above. So really you are at my mercy all the time. I will tell you I am telling you the truth, just the Dragon seems to be blessed by her gods or something.
>>4559269I almost forget of the formatting thing. Still my dude next time just post the print or photo of whatever you’re using to roll, my problem was being left in the dark why you just said we’ve failed/won/crit failed and that Solomon didn’t do shit
>>4559241>Maria cannot let Solomon fight alone! She does wish to bring him to the underworld with her!
>>4559241>She cannot stop until Chloe is gone, so that she does not cause the faith to fall into ruinOur service will not end here and shall know no end. Also I feel ya QM. Kinda hard to want to fudge rolls when they keep coming up as crits but this is where I'm gonna trust you as a writer. How should the story progress based on our choices, Do the dice need to be adhered to, is the result of that what you think should be or does it feel wrong.I put my trust in you, as our character here does their leige.
Just don't try sending us to skyrim.
>>4559241>Maria cannot let Solomon fight alone! She does wish to bring him to the underworld with her!I want to at least kill that bitch of a dragon.
>>4559241>I failed so many people. Solomon and his men dragged to their deaths for a love I never realized it was too late, the people for whom i could have shown how to eradicate nearly every pestilence, my father who will lose his daughter a second time,you by not retaking the city,my friends by not being there for them, Albert (chokes up and starts crying uncontrollably for a bit),and even that Chloe girl if she truly knew not her part in this.I would have thought there would be more divine intervention in the middle of his city/templeI notice that God didn't mention the isekai part.I can think of two ways to get out of this. One is that it's a technical death similar to how you can be revived via modern medical technology, albeit one with a great deal of injuries. If god doesn't have modern scientific knowledge until he looks into the future we can possibly coach him on exactly what to do to revive us.The second way is that the dragon went to swallow us whole, accidentally bit down on the spear, and coats us in that sweet sweet immortality/invulnerability juice ala Sigurd.And on our way back we possibly mindfuck our god by saying that this world is a series of stories in our old one.
>>4559367I'm hoping for a literal deus ex machina revival. At first I thought "well, i think this is our god interventing to save us from the flame" then i read what op said
>>4559379There's always angelic transubstantiation.This kinda says some bad things about isekai Jesus if he existed and reviving the dead requires burning out a person's soul.
>>4559398I think we don't need to, but damn boy
>>4559241>To think what Albert would think, likely to never even hear of her death by the Queen but instead silence.
Solomon shall not fight alone!>>4559247>>4559292>>4559365>>4559367 - Really its all three, so yeah...Chloe cannot win!>>4559253>>4559254>>4559295>>4559385Albert>>4559262>>4559456
>>4559406>>4559379And yeah. Our god is way too lax about how badly things are getting fucked up for him with our death.>>4559482Sorry. I should have clarified here. Yeah we're thinking of everyone, but once Albert comes up is when we really start breaking down, which makes Albert the winner here.
>>4559483>but once Albert comes up is when we really start breaking down, which makes Albert the winner here.Why is Albert so popular for the endgame ship? I really don't get it.
>>4559487because he's best boy
>>4559487It's about love, not who's a better catch.
“I… cannot! Not like this!” Maria answered with a fury in her voice, “If I die here, the faithful of your Lands will fracture and shatter! Let alone I will leave Solomon to fight the beast alone! He will die without me.” “Indeed, those are two troubling issues.” The star like god admitted with a solemness in his voice, “The god of the far east is indeed troublesome, as it will practice what it preaches against.” “Y-you know of its identity!?” “I do, as I am the Vanguard who watches the future.” The light answered with what Maria can only assume was a joyful smile, “That is the reason I decided to back humanity, as the future they grant us is far beyond the best I could ever foresee.”“Th-thats right, you can foresee the future.” Maria mumbled as if shamed for not remembering that, “Will it be like mine?” “It might, though we stand to see whether or not firearms come into existence. The world was not meant for it, as it is one that man bows to the Gods. However, it might just be the future if the remaining one declared it so.”“That… explains a few things?” “I hope it does.” The eye flickered for a moment as if it was looking at something else, “It seems the two have fallen into a stalemate. You have found an interesting lover, the Child of Al’Kain” “He is… but uh.” “I know, you have a potential other, Albert Giovanna. Maria Louise Regnia, your future of course relies on the two men. One will bring you into obscurity, though become very profitable in the venture and likely be the greatest oddity in history. The other you shall uplift and entire people and send hundreds of undeserving Gods into damnation, causing your name to be forever sung in the annals of the faithful and faithless as well.” “So…”“No, I will not demand you marry one over the other. While I would favor the Demi-God as it saves a majority of humanity from my brothers and sisters, your life is yours. I may be humanity's protector, but I will not shepherd what is truly a decision of free will.” “Th-thank you.” “Now, whoever you choose now does not influence your future. You shall face down Chyen and grant us a victory against the Changer.” “B-but I am dead.” “At once I was not able to do this, and it does strain on my powers. Though you have been experiencing this from time to time without even knowing, now I need to make a more egregious violation. An inch to the left, so that the heart is not consumed by fire. From there we will return.” “Wha-”
There was not even a warning as Maria’s eyes opened, as if she was alive this whole time. Her body screamed as golden light danced on her skin, healing all the mortal burns that she experienced once before. As if, she was never dead at all.Looking up, Maria could see the giant creature and Solomon fighting, blood of the divine dancing on the sands below. Both looked like wrecks, where the Dragon Queen had scars all up her neck and Solomon was littered with wounds that Maria was sure would kill a mortal man. >Go for the neck once more, without the creature even knowing she is alive>A slice at the tale will disable it biggest weapon>A leg is enough to make it fall>The wings should be removed so it cannot escape
I'll be the first to admit that I am in favor of Solomon, its a lot easier to write banter between him and Maria as well as its more in her character to take the more ambitious target. However, also understand that the 'Lord' is taking everything objectively from his point of view and it makes sense for a God to desire more followers and perform his duty.
>>4559520>Go for the neck once more, without the creature even knowing she is aliveWho the hell do you think we are ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMPWM1LodqM
>>4559520>A slice at the tale will disable it biggest weaponLet's try to avoid getting killed again
You know I forgot to ask for rolls.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>4559530Pls a nat 1 and post prints man
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>4559520>A slice at the tale will disable it biggest weaponI'm very sure that no matter what happens we'll definitely not end up in obscurity with Albert. Quite the opposite actually, we're going to revolutionize the world. The lord may not be as omnipotent as he think.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>4559520>Go for the neck once more, without the creature even knowing she is alive
>>4559517>Obscurity. Sounds like somebody is underestimating us.>>4559520>Leap into the air and stab it right through the spine to paralyze itI swear there was a movie scene that would help me describe it better.
>>4559520>Go for the neck once more, without the creature even knowing she is aliveObscurity? Does he really know who he is speaking to?
>>4559517>A slice at the tale will disable it biggest weapon
>>4559524btw public rolls aren't for GM transparency per se. IE: I don't think most care if you fudge rollsMore it's harder to tell where we are in the flow of battle.It can be written like the fight is a struggle, but it's hard to tell if we're making progress or not.
>>4559524I personally don't give a damn if the rolls are public or not since the important part is how well you write things. I'm guessing from the text that there's going to be consequences like the Lord being slightly weakened by resurrecting us and it being up to his faithful to protect everyone while he recuperates. Mankind rising up to protect itself and God when big G is (temporarily) out of the picture is a decent hook.
>>4559611Makes sense. I mean couldn't really tell we were losing terribly in the writing.
>>4559520>Go for the neck once more, without the creature even knowing she is aliveThe god is seriously underestimating our will and intelligence if he thinks we're going to die obscure
>>4559520>Go for the neck once more, without the creature even knowing she is aliveHonestly I think we got overconfident with that crit. Would fit our character.As a former QM my tip is always make it seems like the players are in control even if you're railroading harder.
Slice the Neck!!>>4559526>>4559539>>4559558>>4559763>>4559788Disable the Tail>>4559527>>4559535>>4559569The Spine>>4559549
“Tsk, damn it hurts.” Maria mumbled as she prepared her spear for a moment, “Damn it, just damn it!” The wounds on her arms continued to glow, quickly healing as she noticed all but the metal pieces of her armor had burned away. She watched as the two fought, with the Queen trying her best to snatch Solomon while the Emperor himself fought against her. As Maria began to sprint, she watched as the creature made a wrong step, the dozens of attacks that were wrecked upon her limb were starting to bleed out. Maria did not know for how long the two have been fighting, but if their flesh is literally tearing itself under their own weight Maria was sure they were going to fall. “PESKY HUMAN! DIE ALREADY!”“I WON’T! DYING WILL SHAME HER DEATH!”“To think Al’Kain created such a troublesome spawn! GRAAW!”Maria felt a little guilty, as really she was not dead now. That this was all a reality because her God had the Authority over Time itself. Well, it does not matter, as thanks to his works the beast was going to fall today. With a few steps forward Maria crossed the horizon, the Partisan Blade prepped as she crossed the region of destruction that the two created. Neither noticed her rise, so Maria had the perfect chance to cross the region and prepare her spear. One step, two step, three four five! Finally enough tendons have healed that she was running at a full sprint. It hurt like the devil was in her body, but Maria did not care. She was going to kill this creature before her, to confirm her valor to the Lord and make sure that Solomon survives the battle. Solomon was soon getting the upper hand, forcing the beast to use her maw as an attack against him. With that chance given, Maria did not even need to jump towards the creature as she finally made it to the creature. “Damn it, just stand still you-”“MARIA!” She had taken the chance, taking a deep strike right into the dragon’s throat. Blood and flesh flew as the creature gave a grievous roar of pain. Maria was sure the Queen of Dragons had lost her breath weapon, and might even die to the wounds that were received today. However, the simple fact she could scream told her that the fight was still going to happen. >Fight on the defensive, let her wear herself out>Go for the heart, a quick finisher for sure! >Can’t fight without a brain, can it? And dont forget your rolls.
Dragon Retaliation vs. Maria, disadvantage. Total:50Total:52Solomon StrikeTotal:28Wounded Dragon Disadvantage for Post, attackTotal:47Total:4Solomon noticeTotal:59Dragon Queen NoticeTotal:85Dragon QueenTotal:100SolomonTotal:82And for those bothersome people. Read bottom up
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>4560008>Fight on the defensive, let her wear herself outGo for the tail, cripple her
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>4560008>Go for the heart, a quick finisher for sure!Now it's dinner time
>>4560008I kinda want to go for the heart to cut it out and eat it>Go for the heart, a quick finisher for sure!
>>4560011hold on, if in the third turn the queen rolled an 85 how did our 26 lost and we got killed ?
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>4560008Forgot to roll
>>4560027This is for this round. Last round she crited.
>>4560027That was for this round I believe
>>4560029ok but I don't understand why there's so many rolls for both her and solomon in this case, were those the simulation for the battle between the two while we were dead ?
>>4560008>Fight on the defensive, let her wear herself outDon't be foolish, we are winning the battle. Just stay alive and prevent her from flying away.
Rolled 63 (1d100)Might as well roll for fun
>>4560008Go for it through he back.>Go for the heart, a quick finisher for sure!
>>4560008>Go for the heart, a quick finisher for sure!
Wear it out!>>4560013>>4560048For the Heart!>>4560015>>4560023>>4560070>>4560091Need to get the big question here later tonight, so quick turn around.
>>4560127>Need to get the big question here later tonight, so quick turn around.Is it college exams you’re doing ?
Solomon Reaction 15Solomon Carry 62Solomon Dodge 07Queen Attack Disadvantage 05/42
>>4560164>The queens first roll was a near crit againAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
>>4560170I'm just happy I gave her wound disadvantage. Fuck I wanted this fight to finally end.
>>4560172I blame the fact that you called this thing a mother. Your dice are Simping!
>>4560180>Hot dragon MILFS at a location near you!Your dice program has a virus.I thought the queen had electric senses like how sharks do for a bit there but her turning out to have multiple elements seems to have dispelled that notion.
>>4560172let me get this straight, she rolled a 5 and with the disavantage it went to 42. holy shit you weren't lying about the dice favoring the queen, at least we're finishing this now
>>4560181shark eletric sense depends on water my dude
>>4560189Counterpoint. This is a magical dragon.
As blood poured from the wound Maria watched the Queen move upwards, her entire body being stretched into the air as the monumental death scream crossed her ears. The large crash upon the earth, causing a great shake as Maria was swept under her feet by an injured Solomon. “I thought you were dead?!” The man called out as they narrowly missed the body. “Call it a blessing!” She called out as the tremors stopped and the queen was weakly raising herself from the ground, “My Lord, he looks out for me!” “Glad that's true!” Solomon answered as he turned to face the Queen who was presently charging towards them, “Shit, I'm not going to outrun her!” “Then we strike at her!” Maria called out with a fury in her voice, “Charge her chest!” “F-FUCK!” The Demi-God called out as he quickly turned about his heel. In the next moment Maria was right on the man’s back, piggyback style as the Dictator charged towards the creature like a horse. Spear in hand, Maria poised herself as the Miaph narrowly dodged the feet and jaws that were coming down to kill him. If she was not dying at these moments, the two of them would have probably died once again then and there. However with the numerous wounds wreathed by both Maria and Solomon, the being was unable to stop them as they arrived at her heart. With one last push, Maria stabbed into it. The spear in her hand glowing with a Holy Light as the blood poured down upon the pair. In the next moment Maria’s vision was whittled black with blood pouring down upon them.
When Maria opened her eyes again, she could feel the soft feeling of a stomach under her head. It did not take a genius to figure out who was there, and the fact they were on top of the Dragon Queen from Maria’s feeling of the scales. “It hurts.” Maria called out as she tried to move every limb of her body. “Just, don’t move.” Solomon’s voice answered as he confirmed Maria’s suspicions, “Its kinda painful if you try anyways.” “How did we get up here?” “I cut my way through the Queen.” “Of course you did. I take it we arn’t moving from here for a while.” “Probably not until the sun rises. Good thing is, everyone will be here by then.” Solomon answered as he pointed towards the horizon. In their view were several beasts similar to what Maria fought, their wings carrying them into the horizon past the moon. Maria could not help but give a joyful laugh, knowing this probably meant at least a few Morseman survived the encounter and thus her Maids.“So they should find us by morning you think?” Maria asked the Emperor. “I hope they do, those fucks already missed the greatest fight in our lives.” The two of them gave a small chuckle, even if it was a dumb dry joke. At this point they were worn, neither really able to move a muscle if they tried. There was a little bit of russling coming from Solomon as the man seemed to take a few deep breaths. “I think this will be the only time we have alone from anyone, would you not agree.” “Oh, so you are finally going to talk to me about your scheme or whatever.” Maria answered with another dry laugh, “I think you are clear though. I don’t feel sick of the other gods anymore and any spy we ever would have had is dead now.” “Good. Good…” The man took in a deep breath as Maria looked out into the sky, “When I received your letter I was worried, but not surprised by your words.” “So you read through the lines?” “Accept apostasy or I will not have your hand.” The man said it in a matter of fact manner, “Though you know I cannot do it under the drop of a hat. I am the Miaph, the leader of the Theocratic Miaphate, and my right to rule comes from that.” “So if you rejected that, you would likely be killed by the numerous Cults.” “Without a second thought they would do that, and then either beseech Al’Kain for a new child or make one of their own Miaph. While it would risk fracturing the entire realm, they would attempt it instead of having a heretic at the head.” “So you want my hand as a guarantee?” “I will, as I am sure with us together we will be as victorious as we were today. Hell, we have half the problem already handled!” The man laughed as he patted the Dragon’s Corpse underneath him.
“Are you willing to follow the qualifications? Before Coronation you need to prove you are educated.” Maria responded with a smirk. “You have an idea in mind, don’t you?” “I am sure the Pope would make an exception for you, hell, he’d probably suspend the rules for you!” Maria laughed before popping another question, “And what of my Father’s Duchy?” “If your brother is to inherit it we shall leave it as is, but give support in both men and money as a bride price.” Solomon answered with a smile, “Of course, if for whatever reason your father decided you should inherit it shall be under our direct rule and provided ample chance to grow.” “Alright alright, sales man.” Maria joked before her further interrogation, “And what if I want to keep my family name? Would you be willing to change yours?” “I see no problem with it, be a fitting end to the Dynasty of Al’Kain.” Solomon answered with a solemn but mighty sigh, “I wished we spent more time before I asked you this, and I know I might still be at a disadvantage for being so late coming back. But I ask you, will you marry me?” There was a silence as Maria began to think fast, everything Solomon said of course rang as true as the Gospel itself. He’d have to be the biggest fool in the world to actually fully convert, and the man is no fool. Maria would also bring about a revolution of men upon the world, granting probably millions of people freedom from their treacherous gods. But Maria could not forget about Albert. While he might not be as ambitious as Solomon, Albert was Maria’s close confidant for the last few months. He has secrets and such that if get out, might ruin her reputation within the lands of Austin. However, against that, Maria can now declare herself the Dragon Slayer and Liberator of Ca’Ren from the once Pegan hordes. Honestly there is not much in terms of value to Albert, the man cannot ever hope to match Solomon in money and power. Simply put the man gave her a couple of good dates, and helped her in schemes she kinda did force him into. It would just be her feelings for him that would make her stay with him, as otherwise she was going to be held back from the chance of a lifetime. >Solomon the Miaph>Albert the MerchantThere are no other choices.
>Solomon the MiaphIn this unprecedented, I will vote. Because fuck it, this is the direction I think is best for the story.
>Solomon the Miaph
>>4560208>Albert the MerchantI am sadly a man of my word. I can't change over. That said. I can't say I'm disappointed in either side winning or losing. But we have to ensure the losing party doesn't feel spurned or betrayed. How we handle this may be more important than who we decide.
>>4560208>Albert the MerchantConsidering all that happened this is more difficult than I thought it would be. By a small margin Albert won my choice even if the dude isn't good at nothing that isn't related to trade you won a special place in my heart and I'm proud to call you my little pogchamp>>4560209unexpected but go for it man
>>4560208>Albert the Merchant
>>4560208>Solomon the MiaphAs Maria pointed out Albert was ever only dragged into our shit. He never actually put much initiative into the relationship in contrast to Solomon who at every step of the way was willing to actively support her.
>>4560229Also I remember when we contemplated to matchmake Albert with someone else that he seemed not exactly put out by (I think it was) Erica trying to dance with him.
>>4560208>Albert the MerchantI do like Solomon and I believe we should ensure that he marries well.
>>4560241Don't think you will get the chance too.
gotta say there's more votes to albert than I expected
>>4560243We may not be able to ensure his marriage choices. But perhaps we can ensure he has a prosperous reign.
>>4560208>Albert the MerchantAlbert's been my boy since the start. I love the unassuming and nerdy underdog boi that captures the girl's heart. totally not self insert I swear
>>4560206Bathed in dragon blood. Allright. Some form of invulnerability acquired and possibly the language of birds if any got into our mouth.>>4560208>Albert He quite likes you.. My god I mean. Said that if we were to join together we would bring forth a golden age of man and damn evil gods to the hells they deserve by the hundreds. But my heart was thinking of Albert. I'm sorry Solomon. I didn't realize your feelings until it was too late.>>4560229You say that like he's not training his ass off in swordfighting behind our back right now.>>4560234I think you're mixing things up with Erica being drunk out of her mind and dragging him onto the dance floor.>>4560241I'm kinda wondering if we could pull something off by becoming provisional pope/representative for our religion in the region in order to marry Albert AND kill off those pesky gods with Solomon (as a friend). Being able to explain microbiology alone in order to eradicate diseases off the face of the plane should be at least worth something even if primitive inoculation should already be present in the Miaph. What's this about us becoming obscure?
>>4560251I forgot to mention we were talking to our god while dead. I'm a bad proofreader.
>>4560208>Solomon the MiaphFinally.
>>4560208>Albert the Merchant"Sorry Solomon, but my heart was taken first"
Sorry QM. Hope you're not gonna take it personal.
>>4560208>Solomon the Miaph
>>4560206>Solomon the Miaph
8 Albert. 6 Solomon. Pretty close it seems.
>>4560317You made two quality Husbando's. Close is a good thing.
>>4560208>>Solomon the Miaph
>>4560208>AlbertMerits or benefits wise Solomon clearly wins but the heart wants what it wants. At the end of the day Solomon has an empire to his name while Albert is just a merchant's spare child. Albert's humility is what wins him the Mariabowl for me.
>>4560268He should be proud that he created a minor character we fell for unexpectedly. That said I'm still iffy on the qm themselves voting for one option over another.
>>4560317Solomon I vote for Solomon
>>4560381You need to greentext it, just use > before the word.
>>4560208>Albert the MerchantI'm still sad we killed the reverse harem option
>>4560390reverse harem was never an option, since we supposed that religion wise and society wise it wouldn't be viable and op confirmed that at the begining
>>4560390Reverse harem is the option for the "protagonist" who's goal it seems is to overthrow the established religion and change Austin into another Miaphate.
>>4560393A man can dream. We did many impossible things after all.
>>4560385I suggest that you close this soon before it devolves into samefag-athon by tomorrow. There are already plenty of sus 1id/new posters out of the woodwork.
>>4560407Although I'm a long time lurker, I am waiting for the waifu vote.
>>4560442waifu vote ?
>>4560445Husbando vote. My mistake.
>>4560442That's what they always say.
>>4559491>>4559494I still don't understand why Albert is so popular.
>>4560208>>Albert the Merchant
>>4560524Albert's a cutie. I was also invested in him for longer than solomon.
>>4559254I rarely play this quest and this is a really big part of why. I try and trust QMs to not screw players over or be unfair but if they aren't willing to publicly roll with the rest of us and insist they are doing it with table top dice or on a better dice rolling site then they don't give 2 shits about running a game and just want to write a story for all intents and purposes. There is literally only 1 QM I trust to roll of screen and Otome QM is not JQOP.
>>4560208I was a Solomon shipper from the start. The balls of him trying to propose early in the quest and now he's getting better and better. This is perfect for Maria who enjoys intrigue and not waste her Royal Demeanor to a merchant. If Albert can do good, Solomon can do better. We can revolutionize a whole country by taking a reign side by side with Solomon power. It also gives us prestige to the religious sector for converting a whole country to our faith. This will be the weapon Maria need to stake a claim for her sainthood. If we choose Albert like what's you can do after your travels? Bribe the church? Offer our knowledge of technology? At best, Chloe will point at us as witchcraft and everyone would agree. We don't have a safety net with Albert so I'm sorry to every Albert supporters out there >Solomon the Miaph
>>4560208>Solomon the Miaphdamn you QM for making me choose.
Voting closes in about an hour.
>>4560208>Albert the MerchantI liked Albert first, sorry.
>>4560224Changing mine to >Solomon the Miaph
Solomon>>4560209>>4560216>>4560229>>4560258>>4560269>>4560285>>4560330>>4560386>>4560518>>4560648>>4560682>>4560709>>4560773Albert>>4560223>>4560225>>4560241>>4560250>>4560251>>4560259>>4560264>>4560364>>4560390>>4560536>>4560544>>4560690>>4560735>>4560778 - Done literally 3 minutes after a tie, defiantly a good vote. >>4560783Well its pretty obvious people will go for the Self Insert, just did not think it was going to be this bad. Well I hope you guys enjoy your choice, as you essentially just picked your minion as a lover. I hope you enjoy your epilog and a meh relationship, and also the few million protestants that are currently in the Empire.
>>4560793Self insert? Those are some really nasty words you be saying about Albert like he hasn't had his own goals and ideas from the start right now. I'd argue Solomon is more of a minion since we're accidentally running circles around all of his competition to prop him up.
>>4560735>>4560792 Oi, what happened here!
>>4560793Come on QM. I know you have your own preferences, that's fine. But no need to mock your players like that. It's very salty and ungentlemanly.
...I don't want to think the other Anon was right about people inflating the vote, but a fuck up like this...
>>4560800Yeah, the whole vote is suspicious and it undermines the integrity of everything with all these random single post voters.I guess there was some election fraud to be found in 2020. If we really are suddenly jumping to an epilogue chapter/thread, you could do an Albert edition and a Solomon edition as a nod to Otome stories supposedly being based on VNs?
>>4560800Oh well, unless an Anon can check for me I am pretty sure Albert won the vote is we just use people who have previously voted on the thread. Dunno if someone wants to check while I write to make sure. And I can be salty, I genuinely think its a dumb choice. It is a Quest in the end however, and you all much bare the weight of your choices.
>>4560800>>4560805The only solution is to count votes only from people who have voted at least once before and in there Albert still wins clearly 7-5. Correct me if I'm wrong.
>>4560805And no, the future was already told to you. Even in the best case scenario Maria shall become an interesting footnote in history, but just that. I will play this out, even if some of the drama I wanted is lost.
>>4560793>also the few million protestants that are currently in the Empire.I mean this was gonna happen anyway and like I said before I really didn’t expect so much people voting for Albert. You should be proud of your writing skills QM
>>4560831I actually think it comes to that attachment thing that always happens in DnD. Just something that happens and that DMs shrug at.
>>4560806People weren't even interested in Albert as a love interest until you accidentally made him best boi. His main problem (and Solomon's biggest advantage) is that we keep on being dragged away from him by the plot since he's not allowed in on all the super classified church secrets. He'd adapt rather well to most non-combat situations whether it's negotiations,detective work, or even just being lovey dovey while showing off new additions to the armoury.I still like the two separate routes idea. Albert can be intrigue route as we sabotage the heretical plans and Solomon can team up with the pope to have a holy/civil war against Chloe in his route.>>4560810Free will is still in the picture and respected by our god. Even just being an advisor and hanging around the Miaphate as the head of the newly reformed holy city would steer things towards at least a middle ground. We've already thrown most of the fate that was in store for us concerning Chloe off into the dumpster. I see no reason to stop making everything go off course now.
“Sorry, Solomon.” Maria answered with a solemness and tear running down her cheek, “I love another.” There was a moment of Silence, followed by a small laugh coming from the dictator. It was an ironic one, something that can only be done by a man whose heart has been broken.“I tried my best.” Solomon answered as the chuckle died down, “We are even now, you understand.” “So does that make you my enemy?” “I’m not that petty. You have given me a vision of a future to strive for and accomplished a feat that shall set that in motion. We both shall benefit from this Queens death, as I will be untouchable and you shall be the most prestigious wife to that man.” “Good…” Maria solemnly felt her heart wrenching for the moment, “Yeah, we are even.” With those words the sun slowly rose over the horizon, and with it their troop of people. While Maria’s maids survived, the Morse were cut down to only three men strong. However they were told that the men had the fight of their lives, and were thankful for such a glorious sendoff. Maria and Solomon did not talk much as she left the Miaphate, only to divide up the wards and maids that they had. Dahia, because of her conversion, was to be sent with Maria while Matarid was to remain Solomon’s. Maria would admit it was the best choice. Maria would have felt a little betrayed by the little talk, but it was likely because Solomon was still wise. He knew the best way to end a relationship with someone was to just leave them, no reason to stay about in case other feelings spawned about them. Though as Maria was on the ship leaving the Miaphate, she wondered what his future would bring. Indeed the Loster were trying their best to get him hooked up with one of their kind, but at last she wondered if he would pick someone like that bratty, but vastly more noble and intelligent maid. None of that really matter now though, as Maria looked upon the horizon. She could not help but get a sickening feeling as they crossed the divine border between the Miaphate and the Holy Austin Empire.
Alright, with this I can end the thread. Even if we had some Sus shit happening, I think this was one of the most popular threads I have had for this Quest. Thank you all for tuning in, and tomorrow night we will resume!
>>4560841thank you QM. btw I gonna disagree with you about we being a simple footnote in history going the albert route with the happening of chloe still going on. An ongoing schism with us as a counter-reform force will make us remembered, even if not near as it would be going with the future solomon would lead us to
>>4560793Like the other anon said, you could do an alternate epilogue once we have completed this route. I think it would be a good consolation for you and others who have voted differently.>>4560805STOP THE COUNT
So no archeology to learn about what Chloe is doing,and we missed out on a dragon barbecue?
>>4560841Thanks for the run and the difficult choices. >>4560858The thread was going to end after the big post. I think it was never a possibility.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=otome+gone+wrong Time to chill this thread soecially with the influx of (hopefully) lurkers who voted here
So wait. We're not going to explore the ruins of our gods city, just kill a Queen Demon Beast and leave with our holy spear and a demi-god we converted?
>>4561086I need to get things on track for one. Anyways I have given you the tip for the God you are fighting.
>>4561124small details aren't my thing and i missed it. i'll try to search for it in the thread again
Or you can just say where the tip is kek