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Looking for a journey through a strange land filled with monster girls and magic? Well, you came to the right place! This quest has an emphasis on world building, character-driven narrative, social interactions and combat.

Averagely I post from 6pm to ~10pm PST on weekdays and weekends are determined by my schedule.

Last time you agreed to help the harpies investigate the strange silence coming from their long time trade partners the goblins of the gray mountains. It seemed that the land was being taken over by goblins from the Accursed Lands and were being led by a strange human man. You traveled there and after a brief skirmish and run in with an old friend you darted out of there. You returned though but this time, you were disguised as slavers with their entourage of slaves. You managed to enter the city from a secret path and once inside you worked with the repressed civilian population to revolt against the new occupants which succeeded wonderfully. The strange man was kicked out by your forces but he rigged the town to be flooded by lava. Thankfully many of the goblins were saved and you headed back to the harpy queen to inform them of the events. The Queen then is granting you custom arms and armor made by the master smith Wilhelm. And it is there we resume our quest.
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>>467670
Hey OP,
>>467610
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>>467625
>>464476

“That would be very kind of you Wilhelm, is there anything you require of us?” “Measurements and a quick conversation while doing so.” “A conversation? What for?” “If you make custom arms and armor, you need to know the person you are making it for. A weapon or armor that fits the user's personality, not just body makes it all the more effective.” You’re still a little confused, but he is the master smith, you should probably just let him do his thing. “If you excuse us, my Queen, we shall be heading to my smithery.” The Queen is staring past you all. Just staring. *staaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrreeeee* You loudly snap your fingers. *SNAP* She bounces back to reality, “Ahh! Yes, you do that Wilhelm!”

“Welcome to my humble abode, ” The smith says as he guides you all into his shop. Ornate weapons and armors hang from the walls, finely crafted weapons made of glass and embedded jewels. The smell of smoke and fire loomed over the place as the furnace was out back. “Alright now, I would like to do this one by one, All you need to do is sit down and tell me about yourselves while I take some measurements. Yuki, Anna, Aki and yourself blush in preparatory embarrassment. Rozalin blushes in excitement, and Adrian is just standing there confused as to why this is a big deal. Wilhelm notices your hesitance, “Don't worry, I am a professional and would never dream of attempting anything on you all. I would likely die if I did, and I wouldn’t be able to craft your wondrous items regardless.” Wilhelm’s points are solid, but your friends still seem hesitant. As a leader, at times like thes, it is best to lead by example. “I-I’ll go first. You friends look at you a little worried. “Wonderful!” The smith says and then guides you into a back curtained room.
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>>467674
Also, only one person voted for adaptive armor and cestus.
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>>467679

The room he guides you to is filled with measuring tapes, tools, and reference mannequins. It was pretty in-depth if not slightly unnerving as to how seriously he took this. Wilhelm pulls out one of his many measuring tapes and asks, “Now, If you would be so kind as to remove your clothes we can begin.” It was awkward, to say the least, you were already naked once in this plane when you fought a public duel, but that was in a combat situation where you have a different mindset. Here is it is more embarrassing for some reason. You take off your clothes but he stops you when you reach for your underwear. “You don’t need to remove that if you wish, I can get accurate measurements with them on.” Thank god. The harpy pulls out some parchment and a writing utensil and begins his measurements. It was extensive, to say the least. You were pretty sure every inch of your skin was measured. Even your toes and fingers were individually measured. All the while the smith struck up conversation. “If you don’t mind me saying I know of your reputation around here and I wanted to ask you a bit more details.” “That is fine.” It’s not like you were hiding anything. “So do you enjoy helping others?” “Overall yeah, it gives a sense of fulfillment and lets me know I and doing something productive here.” “here you say? You are from somewhere else?” “Yes, a far off land I wish to see one day again.” “Interesting…” The smith takes extra notes. Next, the smith asked a flurry of rapid fire questions, but before that he stress, “This arms are being crafted for specifically you, and with that being said I would appreciate if you answered my questions truthfully.” You nod, “What makes you the happiest?” “What makes you the angriest?” “What do you think of yourself?” “What do you think others think of you?” The smith's final question, “what are you most afraid of and why?”

>Write in

These will not change the weapons and armors chosen for the MC but it will determine its detailing and style.

>>467674
Yes I know

Apparently I am incompetent with this thing sometimes.
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>>467710
>What makes you the happiest?
My friends, but Aki makes me a special type of happy

>What makes you the angriest?
Getting so close to something only for it to be taken away

>What do you think of yourself?
I think I'm well grounded but it feels like things keep changing

>What do you think others think of you?
I think I'm thought of as a leader, they leave the important decisions to me

>What are you most afraid of and why?
Never seeing home or family again, I was taken and I just want to go back before all this
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>>467710
Happiest
Seeing everyone's smiling faces after we helped more people. Saving and helping generally. Also Aki. Definitely Aki.

Angriest
Seeing people cause harm and destruction for no reason. Or doing it for evil reasons.

Ourselves
Don't really know. So much keeps changing that it is hard to get a good handle on ourselves.

What do you think others think of you
They think of me as a leader. As someone to follow. Also people think of me as someone who helps and saves others.

Most afraid of and why
Failing to protect my friends and family. Having them die on me. It happened once but never again.
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>>467710
>What makes you the happiest?
Aki and my friends.

>What makes you the angriest?
To lose loved ones.

>What do you think of yourself?
I act instinctively, I've caused deaths due to not observing and learning before acting with the Sharkfolk and Mermaids, resulting in temporary loss of my legs and the near death of me and one of my friends. But my greatest success was with the Girtablilu in the Desert of Red Ash, where I first ventured and learnt more.

>What do you think others think of you?
As the leader.

>Most afraid of and why?
To lose my friends and family, and to never see them again.
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>>467772
>>467781
>>467813

You think hard about his questions. “I would say that what makes me happiest is my friends seeing them every day, and working together with them never gets old. I also love one of them. And being together with her is one of the best feelings I have ever had.” “Is that so?” He doesn’t ask any clarifying questions, only hears your immediate thoughts and puts them to paper. “As for what makes me angriest, I would say it is a myriad of things. Destruction, the loss of life for no reason. Lossing someone close to me. Getting so close to something and having it all stripped away in front of you. There is no order to these, all of these things individually make me the angriest I have ever felt.” “Hmmm” “I think of myself as someone who is constantly changing, I have been here for only a few months but so far I have gained magical abilities and my body is starting to age progressively faster." “Truly?” Despite his tone, he doesn’t inquisitive further. You think about your friends and the people you have encountered up until this point for your next question. “As for the others, I think they see me as a leader, someone who can help others and guide them.” “Yes indeed…” “As for what I am most afraid of... “ You think for a second, “It would be never seeing my home or family again, or losing my friends. I care for them deeply and the thought of losing even one of them… terrifies me.

After that interview the master smith finishes his measurements and announces “Thank you for your time, I just want to promise you that nothing you said here will be repeated by me. I care too much for the happiness of my customers to leak any information what so ever.” “Thanks, Wilhelm.” He lightly smiles and after you put your clothes back on you walk back to your friends in the waiting area.

After your self-sacrifice, you walk out to your eagerly awaiting team. They were so eagerly waiting that they press themselves against the room's wall with their ears to try and hear how things were going. “You all okay?” “Yes! Perfectly fine thanks for asking!” Aki semi-shouts nervously You just kind of give them a semi disappointed stare, but then tell them, “No need to worry, Wilhelm is indeed a professional and he means you no harm.” “If you say so…” Wilhelm then asks the crowd, “Who would like to me next?” “Me!” Rozalin said eagerly. It’s to be expected from her. “Now Wilhelm I just want you to know not to be too rough with me I am a fragile girl you see and-” The two walk behind the curtain. You have no idea what goes on behind there and you make sure that no one is trying to listen through the wall again. Rozalin and Wilhelm walk out 15 minutes later and the cycle begins. Time went by rather slow but your friends one by one received their measurements. Victoria was the last one up.
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>>467933

Wilhelm address your combative friend motioning to the measuring room, “Right this way miss.” Victoria annoyingly just said, “No, just give me something like gauntlets or a club, I don’t care about the armor sizing.” Wilhelm tries to reason with her, “Miss, please understand that your weapons and armor if designed for you specifically would be far more effective.” “Yeah? Well, I just told you what I want, so we’re done then.” She tries to shoo off the smith. “Young miss, I am afraid I must insist that you at least allow me to interview you and take general measurements. Nothing too intrusive or anything.” “Not going to happen.” “But young miss!” Victoria slams her fist into the table which she was seated. “I SAID NO!” she then gets up and leaves ahead of all of you. Before you see her go completely out of your vision you hear in the distance, “Fuck!” You apologize for her sake. “Sorry Wilhelm, I don’t know why she acted the way she did.” “It is alright, it will just be to her detriment is all. I will simply do as she requested but your weapons and armor will not be ready for a few days. “That is understandable, We shall return in a couple days then. Thank you for doing this Wilhelm it really helps us out to have proper weapons and armor.” “Think nothing of it! As an artist, it is a pleasure to craft! It is also not every day when you get to craft for one such as yourself. I promise on my pride as a smith that these weapons shall be the finest you have ever seen!” He seems quite enthusiastic about this whole thing. Which is likely good news for you.

Once out in the village, you needed to decide how the next few days were going to be spent.

Day 1
>Two social links
>Practice martial abilities (as a group)
>Practice Magical abilities (as a group)
>Adventure in the outskirts of town
>Adventure into the Felwood forest once more, maybe say High to the dark elves and Arachne again
>Write in
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>>467947
Let us go talk to Victoria first so we can see what that was all about.
Then Yuki. We haven't talked to her in a while.
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>>467947
Practice Martial Abilities.

Also, has the types of weapons and armor changed? As for the initial final results, some had only one vote or had someone samefagging.
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>>467967
I switched MC to short sword and parry. Other than that I am using the suggestions of the last poster from the old thread for the most part. Not all too much was different either way.
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>467961
>>467967
Rolling tie breaker
1=Social links
2=Martial practice
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>>468062
Thank you luck for my fingers could not type fast enough. Let's see how the "delicate flower" is
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>>467961
>>468062

You are concerned as to what happened with Victoria back there. You should try and track her down. “Hey guys we can relax for today, I’m going to go find Victoria and see what is up.” “Alright,” they generally said. Anna spoke out, though, “I wanna come…” “Anna, you and her have a tendency to fight, based on how she was acting I don’t know if it would be a good idea to bring you along.” “I know, but I want to.

>Let Anna come
>No, Anna might set her off even more
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>>468096
>Let Anna come
It will either make everything worse or give us great character development. How can we not.
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>>468096
No, Anna might set her off even more.
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>>468096
Bring Victoria's Secret girlfriend
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Anna seems determined to come with you. “Okay Anna, but try not to say anything that might make her more upset than she already is.” Anna nods. “Then let’s go!” You two sprint off in the direction you last saw Victoria heading. You end up running through a market place of various shops selling trinkets and food and the like. While making your way past a stand you hear some yelling coming from an alley way. You investigate slowly making your way down the alley you start to here. “Please stop! Please!” “You should have stopped when you tried to rob me you fucking scumbags!” A loud smack reverbed through the alley. “Heeeee, no please, please, we are sorry.” “Sorry? You can never be sorry!” Another loud smack. You are certain that was Victoria. You and Anna sprint down the alley way to find Victoria standing over three ragged and now badly beat men.

“Victoria!” you yell. She turns to face your voice, “Ohh it’s…” She notices Anna “You!” Anna starts shouting. “Victoria, what are you doing to these men.” “It’s not obvious? They tried to rob me so I beat the shit out of them.” You join in, “That doesn’t explain why you kept beating them.” “Because these assholes deserve it!” She turns back to the men and kicks one of them on the ground in the stomach. “Ouuffff” He holds his stomach in pain. “Please, we are sorry we will never bother you again, just let us go…” Victoria winds up another kick. “Stop!” Anna yells. Victoria's whole body shifts toward Anna and a slow walk toward her begins. There was a fire in her eyes, one of a lion about to pounce and attack anything in its path. She walks up to Anna, “Make. Me.” Anna stood resolute clutching her fists in frustration. Slowly reels back and winds up for a punch. Victoria isn’t moving to defend herself at all.

>"Stop it you two!" (2d20+5)
>Let them fight it out, builds character
>Write in
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Rolled 16, 9 = 25 (2d20)

>>468197
>"Stop it you two!"
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>>468204
Also If Victoria tries to leave before we can talk this all out we will try to stop her.
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Rolled 10, 3 + 5 = 18 (2d20 + 5)

>>468197
>Which ever path leads them out of the closet
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Rolled 8, 13 + 5 = 26 (2d20 + 5)

>>468197
"Come on you two, just fuck already!"
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>>468239
This guy gets it
Maybe we should go get aki to push this along. Be ms match maker
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Not gonna lie, I hope that Victoria and us__ get together.
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>>468262
can't get too greedy but kinda hoping the same but this is a close second for me
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>>468204
>>468210
>>468212

“Stop this right now!” you yell at both of them. They ignore your presence. Anna’s punch begins its swing and is gaining momentum. Again Victoria is not moving. “That is enough! You run and grab Anna. It takes all your strength but you are holding her back from hitting Victoria. Victoria, however, has other ideas, “That all you got pipsqueak.” “!!!” Anna’s arms and legs are given new life as they slowly overpower your hold. Victoria, stop it now!” She ignores you. “Fine!” You let go of Anna but toss yourself at Victoria. “What?!” Both of them yell as Anna’s fist lands square in your back. It had quite a lot of force too, sent you flying hard into Victoria who caught you. Anna realizes fully what happened a few moments later. “Why would you do that?!” she yells. “Because you two needed to stop…” Not gonna lie that punch hurt a lot but at least they stopped.

“Now you two we are going to sit down and talk this out. “I don’t want to.” Victoria tries to walk off again, but you grab her, “No I think you do.” You put strength into your voice. It was less of a suggestion and more of a command. Victoria caves to your intense glare, “Whatever, not like it will accomplish anything.” Before coming back to you she addresses the three men who for some reason still there. “Scram you bastards! If I see you again you won’t get off so lucky!” “Y-Yes ma’am!” After that, Victoria walks back and sits next to you. You were between Anna and her, with an aching back.

“Okay, first thing is first, Why did you leave from the shop today?” “Because I didn’t want to be there for that crap.” “You mean you didn’t want to get measured and outfitted?” “Sure, whatever." Anna chimes in, “There is another reason isn’t there?” “No one asked you pipsqueak!”

>It’s okay to talk about it Victoria if there is something bothering you we want to try and fix it (2d20 +2)
>It’s okay, I am just glad you are okay.
>Write in
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Rolled 2, 14 = 16 (2d20)

>>468279
>It’s okay to talk about it Victoria if there is something bothering you we want to try and fix it (2d20 +2)
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Rolled 17, 14 + 2 = 33 (2d20 + 2)

>>468279
>>It’s okay to talk about it Victoria if there is something bothering you we want to try and fix it (2d20 +2)
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Rolled 6, 10 = 16 (2d20)

>>468279
>It’s okay to talk about it Victoria if there is something bothering you we want to try and fix it
Also we should do everything in our power to make sure she doesn't leave and actually talks this out. Instead of acting like petulant child like she normally does.
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>>468279
"What are you afraid of?"
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>>468286
That works. But we might have to ask Anna to leave and fight Victoria. Dhe only seems to respect power after all.
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>>468303
If that has to happen it happens. We have to find some way for her to open up and talk. Otherwise we should just leave her. If she doesn't want help then why do anything. Let her sulk and pretend that no one cares about her.
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>468306
Rolling for bluntness
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>>468310
Oh well, not blunt at all.

"Victoria do you know why I am strong? Why I try so hard to become stronger and make sure you are all safe? Is because I care about all of you. Because I love all of you, even Adrian. Do you think that caring about others makes me weak?"
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>>468286
Is gonna be hard to resolve the hostility between Anna and Victoria. If it wasn't out of character, we could ask mother for a lust potion so they finally kiss and make up.
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>>468284
>>468285
>>468286

“You can talk about it Victoria if there is something bothering you we want to try and fix it.” You honestly meant that and you are pretty sure Victoria knew that. Regardless though she looks at you and a long while at Anna, she sniffs and blows it off, “Listen, it reminded me of things and it made me really want to beat the shit out of something. So I went to do that.” She doesn’t seem like she wants to talk about it further. Anna tries to jump in again, “Okay Victoria, but the problem won’t go away if you just keep suppressing it like this.” “No one asked for your opinions!” You think you might be making some headway but for sure it seems like as long as Anna is here you won’t get very far. Maybe you will talk with her later tonight.

You hop up from your spot, “Alright you two we should head back. We have the next couple days off so we can at least relax and ease up for the time being. Both Anna and Victoria at the same time spit out “Whatever…” You really should keep talking to Victoria, but for now, you should let her cool off. For now though maybe you will talk to another one of your friends.
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Who we have talked less lately? I want to talk to the Imps and ask them questions about their race. Are they demons or something? Why they keep following us despite the danger?

And are them okay with us wanting them to be ninja?
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>>468335
We should talk to Yuki, for being our friend we have kind of been ignoring her lately.
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>>468349
We wrote Yuki earlier. mainly because we haven't talked to her in a bit and she is our best friend from school. The next day we should talk to the Imps though. Go through everyone. Social links all around.
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>>468358
We are such a mother hen aren't we?
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>>468362
I would have said Mother Chicken instead of mother hen. Because you can shorten it to MC.

I'll be here all week folk.
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>>468367
2/10
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>>468367
We become Baba Yaga student and get our own house that has chicken legs.
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>>468335

Once your business with Victoria and Anna was settled you roamed the streets looking at som market stands to take your mind off things when you suddenly feel a weight on your back. “Hey you!” Yuki jumped onto you, much like she used to back home. It honestly hurt a bit since that where Anna punched you, but you weren’t going to tell her that. She hangs onto you. She asks, “Looking for something to buy?” “Not really, I just wanted stroll and get my mind off things.” “Well, if you have nothing better to do then I know just the thing!” “What is it?” She didn’t tell you but instead dragged you to forcefully by the arm. You forgot how surprisingly strong she can be when she gets like this. This kind of strength and type of drag could have meant only one thing with Yuki. Yuki announced to you, “We are going shopping for clothes!” You knew it.

Yuki dragged you every which way, but in a town of harpies finding human-ish clothes was restricted to tops and skirts. Yuki was completely okay with it but you were very much not. “C’mon just put on the skirt….” “But I don’t like it!” “But it's starting to suit you a bit more now! Can’t you see your feminine side is finally coming in!” You did notice that before. Your hips were a bit wider, your bust slightly larger and your skin was softer. But it didn’t make much a difference to you. You liked your baggy clothes dammit. And once you wear something for almost all your life it is hard to change. “Yuki, I am fine with my current clothes I don’t need new ones when these have worked so well thus far. “But you are doing your new figure a disservice! I bet you aren’t even wearing a bra! You weren’t, but with your clothes one was has been able to tell at this point. “We simply must fix this!” She drags you away again with her near titan strength that the act of shopping instills in her.
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>>468423
Bras are a must if we keep growing. I hope we don’t become top heavy, back pains aren't a joke.
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>>468423

Yuki's shopping ring was hell, Yuki demanded that you try on skirts but you refused, she bought some of them anyways. She also demanded that you try on some frillier underwear but you have been wearing comfortable boxes most your life. When you were a kid your mom tried to get you to wear panties like a girl, but even as a child, you knew they weren’t for you. You told her it was a no for that, but you did let her buy you a sports bra. “It’s something I suppose… Oh!” Yuki darts off again, but this time to a jewelry store. “ She beckons you over and shows you what she was so interested in, “Look, matching lockets!” They were simple necklaces with small silver containers as center trinkets. Yuki explains them further. These are little containers were you can put, notes pictures poems you name it in them!” She should get a pair!” It seemed harmless, “Sure Yuki,” Yaaa! She purchased the two lockets.” Then she hands one of them to you. “These will be our friendship lockets! What you do is you write how you feel and your general thoughts on your friendship in the other person's locket. Then you seal them and after a year you open them to see how your friendship has changed. Sounds fun right?! She jingles her locket excitedly in front of you.” “Sure Yuki, let's write ours tonight.” “Hehe.”

The time you spent with Yuki was pleasant, she demands that she designed your outfit for tomorrow, and she refused to take no for an answer. You just hope you get to wear your baggy pants. Either way, the day was winding to an end, and you were getting tired

>Try talking to someone again
>Sleep good
>Write in

Also, what are you going to write in the friendship locket?
>Write in
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>>468423
Yuki, just say Aki will like to see us wearing something girly.
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>>468433
Improve our martial ability.
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>>468433
Let us talk to Victoria again, see if she calmed down.

Locket
"Yuki you are the best and oldest friend I have and I hope that will continue. Hopefully a year from now we can look back on that has happened and find that it wasn't a terrible time because we spent it together."

>>468439
Don't think we have time. What with day winding down
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>>468449
It's fine.
We can talk to Victoria and perhaps spar with her a bit to improve our martial ability.
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>>468439
Also we should go see Victoria. What with the prompt from earlier. Letting her cool off so we can talk to her later
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>>468449
Yeah, plus Victoria is a must for sparing partner but she is still somewhat upset, maybe tomorrow?
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>>468453
That works if we are able.
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>>468433
"Yuki if you are reading this, it means a year has happened. Are we still human? Even if we are not I hope we haven't also become monsters in both of hearts and souls. Compassion and kindness are a good thing and never let anyone tell you that they are not."
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>>468449
This.
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>>468453
>>468470

You think by now Victoria might have cooled off. Thankfully, Queen Kanon was taking care of your housing while you were waiting for your armor, so She couldn’t have been far. Your initial search for her comes up dry, but when passing by a window you spot her outside training. “At this time of night?” you thought. Oh well, guess we will head down there.

You walk outside to the courtyard, “Can’t sleep?” *huff* *huff* “Not at the moment. Wanna go around?” “You sure?” I mean you have nothing better to do but you didn’t know, “Yeah, c’mon.” Hopefully, she isn’t still on edge and this is just a friendly match.

Your sparring goes fairly well. It may have just been spare but you can tell she was working you. Not like she was angry or anything but just working hard like usual.” She starts talking to you, “You need to keep your wider so you don’t fall to the ground so easily.” “She fake trips you. You counter, “Well you need to watch out enemy ingenuity,” You turned your momentum from her trip into a kick after you landed on your hands and spun. “Not bad, but!” She manages to grab your leg mid spin and holds you up. “You needed to rotate a bit faster, that way it is far less readable.” “Understood.”

After another 10 or 15 minutes of this, you both sit down tired. “Phew, I needed a good workout, thanks.” “No problem,” it's what you say, but you kind of came out there to ask about what happened earlier today. Acter catching your breath, “Victoria… I know what happened today got to you in some way and I am sorry for being intrusive earlier and I won’t ask again, but I just wanted to explain.” You look at her to get approval, but she just sits there,waiting for you to continue your thought. “Victoria, the reason I do all these things is because from the bottom of my heart I care about all of you. You, Anna, Aki, Rozalin, Nessera and Serena. Oh and Adrian. I love all of your and I wouldn’t want to trade our friendship for anything, but I figured that you didn’t think making connections is either a terrible thing or you simply don’t care. Either way, your feelings are your own and my feelings are mine own. You may never change and you should never feel pressured to. But know that no matter your choice in life, I will support you the whole way through.”

Roll 2d20+7
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Rolled 18, 18 = 36 (2d20)

>>468568
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Rolled 2, 8 + 7 = 17 (2d20 + 7)

>>468568
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>>468569

Victoria chuckled, “Heh, you’re pretty good with words. But ya already knew that.” She takes a deep sigh. “I don’t like men or being naked or unclothed in general.” “That is understandable being stripped in the presence of a man is certainly embarrassing. “It isn’t embarrassing for me.” “?” “It makes me want to punch a hole through the guy.” “But why?” Another deep sigh, “It’s a bit of a long story so you’ll have to bear through it with me.” You nod. “My dad died when I was pretty young maybe when I was only like 8 or so.” “I’m sorry Victoria.” “For what? You didn’t kill him. Anyways, after that my mom and I were by ourselves for a while. It was tough if I remember right for her, she worked an international job so she often wasn’t home for weeks on end and I was forced to live with my grandparents during that time. After a bit, my mom got together with a new man who she soon married. My step dad was nice at first but he…. He deserves to die.” Victoria clenches her fists. You want to ask her why, but you think she will explain at her own pace. “After a bit, she unclenches her fists and continues. “So now that my mom had a new man he could watch me while my mom was away, I was less of a burden on my grandparents and it allowed for “bonding” between parent and step child. It was fairly normal for a while, but then he started to act weird when mom was around, he doted on me much more than any normal parent would. At least compared to mom. I thought he was being nice since I was his new stepchild and trying to make a good first impression when it turns out he didn’t care at all.”

She picks up a stick of a ground and continues her story. “One night, after weeks of this he said he wanted to talk to me about something about school in my room. However when we got up to my room he… locked the door. After that..” She snaps the stick in half, “... he pushed me onto the bed….” *Snap* then he stripped me and tied me up so that he could more easily rape-….*SNAP*” she is breaking branches like there was no tomorrow. She would break anything if it was in her hands right now. “Point is after that day I never came home after school and only occasionally when my mom was home to let her know I wasn’t dead. He told me that no one would believe my word over his and that if I told anyone that he would hurt my mom. I wished he just died. That fucker deserved worse than death. Every day I thought that for almost 3 years. I never went home and lived on my own since then. Until well now.
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>>468639

Victoria’s past was a lot to swallow, there wasn’t too much to say in the face of such a story, but now you can at least understand why she reacted the way she did today and that time you questioned her about her parents dying. “Victoria…” You move to put your hand on her shoulder but she shrugs it off. “I don’t need or want your pity.” “It’s not pity Victoria it is genuine sadness that I feel. And a want to be there for you.” “Well, instincts tell me not to believe you.” You can understand why I guess she will open at her own pace.”Well, Victoria, I appreciate you feeling like you could talk to me about this, and I will try and help you in any way I can." "Unless you can erase memories I don't think you can. *SNAP*

Afer the tale you decided to relax the rest of the of a minute of sitting in silence, You and Victoria looks up that the night sky. Starks as far as you could see. Waves of light radiated from around the plane You almost lost yourself up there by just staring at its beauty. Victoria breaks the small silence, “You know, you are the only person who I ever told that to, and I promised to never tell anyone. But have this, ability or natural charisma that makes people want to talk to you. It’s a little concerning when you think about it too much. Oh well, I should head to bed. After that though I need to go and break one more thing. "

To be continued

I am balls tired see you all tomorrow around 11:30AM PST
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>>468652
She is right, we should be careful with that.

Also, I can't wait Mother reaction to get her doll by Harpy mail.

Wait, we totally forgot about that didn't we?
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>>468652

Victoria stands up from her position and stretches. “Alright, one last thing, don’t tell anyone, especially her.” “I wouldn’t dream of it.” She smiles “Thanks.” She walks off soon after. That was an awfully heavy conversation, one you didn’t expect from Victoria, but it lets you understand her a bit more. You sit and think for a moment, “Being here is better than home for some people, huh.” It’s almost amazing to you how shitty all people can be, even back home. Well, that’s enough sulking you suppose. You get up and make your way to your room for some rest.

Before you hit the sack you remember about your friendship locket you and Yuki bought today. “You’re supposed to write down your feelings huh?” Well, this should be easy. You grab some parchment and a writing utensil and let your emotions flow onto the page. “Yuki, you are my best and oldest friend and I hope that we will stay that way forevor despite the events that happen in the next year. Whether we change physically or mentally your compassion and kind soul will always be your greatest quality. I truly hope that after these trials are over, we can look back together and say it wasn’t such a terrible time since we were together.” Honestly thinking about the future worries you. There are still many questions that you think will be answered within that time, and you are not so sure they will be pleasent answers. No less pleasant experiences. Never the less it is hope for a better future that will keep you going, and these lockets now represent that.
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>>469420

Now though it is time for a decent sleep, and this time Mother didn’t come to bother you. Sweet! You wake up the next day a little sore from your spare with Victoria and that near imprint on your back from Anna’s punch. But this was nothing compared to when you faced the Grand General. Once you can actually open your eyes you stretch and get up to get changed. You notice though on your bed next to you was an outfit and a note written by Yuki, “Here is your cute outfit for today! ^_^” You looked down and saw a blouse, skirt, sports bra and she even bought you a pair of panties. “Sorry Yuki, but some of these things I just can’t bring myself to wear. You go to grab a fresh pair of your normal clothes but you couldn’t find them. “Wha? But they should be right here?” You search your room but could not find them anywhere. Your search started to become more frantic searching literally every corner. But there was only the set that Yuki gave you. You look again at the note she left you. Seems there was something written on the back, “?” You flip it over to find “P.S. I know you would have just chosen your old clothes so I took all of them from you. You should enjoy your new cuter look!” “YUUUUUKKIIIIII!!!!!”

You panicked, I mean I could just wear your pajamas but as a hero saying at a royal palace that felt a little rude. “Fine!” You moved to go put on your new attire. All parts of it felt constricting compared to your normal outfit. The blouse was fairly light and breathable but you could swear that the sports bra was trying to cause your chest to implode. Next for the bottoms….” You refused to wear that underwear but boxers and skirts don’t really work. You pick up the skirt. “Maybe if it was longer I could get away with it.” after pondering your options you notice that there is a balled up cloth with a second note attached to it. “I know you like these a bit more so, for now, you can wear them under the skirt.” It was your pants! “GOD BLESS YOU YUKI!” you jumbled them on as fast as you could. And was about to leave, when you thought. You know she did do all this work for me so... “ You caved and put on the skirt over your pants. It didn’t feel normal to you, but it was better than just wearing the skirt.

With that nightmare out of the way, you head for your rooms door. You now take some time to think. What should we do today?

>Two social links
>Practice martial abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)
>Practice Magical abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)
>Adventure in the outskirts of town
>Adventure into the Felwood forest once more, maybe say Hi to the dark elves and Arachne again
>Write in

>>468960
We didn't forget, the gang just got pulled away by Wilhelm before getting the chance to ask Queen Kanon
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>>469451
>Practice Magical abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)

Magic girls go!
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>>469451
Practice Martial Abilities.
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>Practice Magical abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)

Can it be water magic for us?
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>>469451
>Practice Magical abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)

Since it is only half a day we should go see Queen Kanon about Mother's Doll. Also If we still have time in the day we should go talk Nessera and Serena
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>>469451
If we practice magical abilities, are there any types of magics that could increase our physical prowess.
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>>469554
That works.
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>>469575

Not unless we learn Transformation with Baba Yaga as far as we know.
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Why do you guys want to give the Mother doll to her? It seems that she doesn't want it.
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>>469575
Anna still has alteration powers which does that. For the MC thought not really except maybe protective death or water magic. But even that is pretty base.
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>>469634
You know nothing about women do you?
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>>469634
Because we what to give her back her doll.
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>>469648
Yes.

And also because she wants the doll.

Calle 200 north capcha? We lived there? Okay.
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Just want to confirm we are doing practice magical abilities and what flavor of magic for the MC?

>Water (water bending HOOOO!)
>Death (Necromancy HOOOOO!)
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>>469705
>Death
We shall become a great and powerful death knight
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>>469705
Water.
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>>469705
>Water (water bending HOOOO!)
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>Water (water bending HOOOO!)

I prefer water due to our enemy giving me the creeps.
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You think it could be a good opportunity to practice some of your magics. They come incredibly handy in almost all situations and their practice could only increase your group's capabilities. With that decided you open your door to the hallway, In the hallway waiting for you was Aki and Yuki. “Yuki makes director lenses with her fingers and comments. “Simply marvelous don’t you agree?!” Aki just blushes and nods. Yuki continues with her enthusiasm, “As an artist, there is nothing called perfection only improvement! As a fellow artist you must understand, Akitani,” Aki is a little flustered, “I-Indeed…” “It is far from perfection but my masterpiece is slowly taking shape. ONWARD TO PROGRESS! HAHA!” Yuki is crazy into this and marches away with her finger still pointed in the air laughing. Aki stays behind and just says quietly, “You do look really cute like that.” “T-Thanks.” lower your face in embarrassment. “Hehe, let's meet with the others” “Right.”

You march to a lobby where your friends were waiting. “Alright everyone we will be doing some practice while we are waiting. Keeping up on our abilities will help us here.” “Victoria seems excited, “Sounds good to me.” “We will focus on magic,” “SHIT!” Magical practice did leave out many of your friends as only 3 of you could actively practice, Auriel told you that Adrian has the potential but without a proper teacher it is hard to know how to unlock it. Maybe they could practice their specialty abilities, except Adrian, you had other plans for him. You make use of the courtyard and began trying to hone your craft. You decided to work on your water magic. The death magic you know is incredibly useful, if not a tad morally questionable.

Roll 7d20
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Rolled 6, 17, 12, 2, 11, 20, 6 = 74 (7d20)

>>469840
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Rolled 11, 9, 1, 19, 18, 18, 17 = 93 (7d20)

>>469840
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>>469913
Put dice+7d20 in the options field
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Rolled 11, 20, 4, 20, 16, 14, 19 = 104 (7d20)

Roling
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>>469886
That 1

Someone will get hurt.
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>>469865
>>469886
>>469945

You began your practice with some basic water manipulation a stream of water danced around you. It was actually quite beautiful as the reflecting sun in the water produced dancing lights in the shade. You feel like you can make the stream bigger now and manipulate it further. You don’t think it is quite to the point where you can make a water cannon or something like that but this is still much more water that you can manipulate at the same time. You practice its control. You split the water in half and hold each of them separately and then send those pieces flying, at Adrian. “Woah!” he dodged them, though. Oh now should be a good time to tell everyone. “Okay, guys Adrian’s ability makes him the perfect target practice. “WHAT?!”

Victoria tells the poor boy, “Don’t worry, this is practice for you too, just see it all coming and move!” She then picks up a stick with her telekinesis and swings it at Adrian. He dodges. Victoria then picks up more sticks 3 at a time that acted with her as she assaulted the boy. “No! Please!” He was dodging everything but he was quite distressed none the less.

Yuki’s Anna’s turn came next but when she tried to materialize her weapons she experienced some sort of magic backfire as her arm started to crack and cut apart. “Ahh,this time,” blood was starting to run from it at increasing speeds. “Anna are you okay?” you ask but Yuki dashes over to her. “Let me see it.” Anna raises her arm to which Yuki places her hand on hers. A soft warm yellow glow engulfed her arm and the next second her hand looked like nothing happened. “Any pain?” “No, it feels like, nothing happened at all.” “Anna tries to produce her weapons, this time, it worked perfectly normal. You thought she must have blown out a magical circuit or something, you didn’t think that could be healed with Yuki’s magic but it seems like it did.

Akitani then walks up to Adrian and focuses on him. Adrian starts to look rather apathetic, “Man, what is the point of all this. She then smacks him. Surprisingly he didn’t try to dodge. And took the blow to the face. “What are you doi-” Adrian tries to object to what happened in anger but then immediately calms down, “You know you probably had a good reason, not like I care anyways.” He did literally a second ago. Aki’s emotional control powers are starting to look a bit scary you thought.

>MC can now create a water jet
>Victoria can now wield weapons with her telekinesis while fighting
>Yuki's holy powers have amplified and her mending abilities allow for immediate mending minor injuries
>Akitani's Emotional influence now can heavily influence the heart of one person
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>>470137

While watching all of this you felt a soft hand on your shoulder. “Aren’t you just darling, so beautiful in your new outfit.” Rozalin managed to sneak up and lay down behind you. I’ don’t know about that,” “Don’t sell yourself short you cute thing. She moves her hands around to your face. Your face is also becoming much prettier, I wish I could get a closer look. She starts to move closer to you. You feel your mind start to fall into a pink haze. Your body leans back into the bicorns soft body. Feeling her fur against your skin was still one of the best feelings you ever had. You feel your consciousness begin to slip slightly, but you try to fight back.

Roll 1d20+3
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>>470137
>Akitani's Emotional influence now can heavily influence the heart of one person

That's scary.
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Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>470148
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>>470148
Aki notices and beat down happens?

It seems logical.

She is right there after all!
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>>470154
She could use that to make the perverted bicorn cry in shame for what she did.
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>>470171
>>470190
Do remember to roll people. Got to get those 20s
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Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

Aki will not no happy no matter what.
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>>470219
>Put dice+1d20+3 in the options field
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Rolled 2 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>470148
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Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>470227
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Oh well since Aki is right there, can we roll for her rescuing us?
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>>470250
Roll a flat d20
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>470303
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>>470303

I got a bad feeling about this...
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>470303
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>>470319
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Well all of our luck has completely disappeared.
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>>470326
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>470334
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>>470346
Thank Kami
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>>470346

Your mind was going blank, nothing mattered to you except Rozalin. She was the one originally motioning closer toward you, but you ended up moving closer to her. “Ara getting excited now are we.” She commented but did not try to stop you. She closed her eyes while your mouth began to move closer to hers. Abruptly, you felt some claws digging into your arms and Akitani rips you away from the former unicorn. You were still hazy at this time but your mind was slowly clearing. “Don’t you ever do that again!” Aki warns the bicorn. Rozalin teases back in response, “Are you afraid of sharing dear basilisk? You know I can teach her quite a few tricks for when you and her are-” “No! Do not try and charm her again!” “I was merely practicing my charms, it is a magic to is it not? And how am I supposed to practice if I don’t try to seduce people Ms. Protective.” “Quiet!” Aki holds you close.

Now was about the time when you gained your senses fully. “What? What is going on.” Rozalin greets your awakening,“Ahh you’re are awake. Please explain to your girlfriend that I was only practicing my abilities as you requested.” “She is lying.” Aki shoots back. “I have never tried to charm her on our journey together thus far since coming down from the accursed lands. I had ample opportunities to do so but I did not. I was just practicing as we decided to do so.” She has a pretty sound argument but Aki still looks rather upset.

>”Aki it is okay, Rozalin really was just practicing, she won’t do it again.”
>”Never attempt that on me again! You will be severely punished next time!”
> “Aki it is okay, Rozalin and I will have a talk about this later. *wink at Rozalin*
>Write in
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>>470475
>”Never attempt that on me again! You will be severely punished next time!”

Like hell we let her rape us.
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>>470475
Aki it is okay, Rozalin really was just practicing, But next time you practice you make sure Aki is around to pull us out of the Charm
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>”Never attempt that on me again! You will be severely punished next time!”

I don't like the fact she used magic for that.
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>>470506
And what if she catches us alone, like sneaking to our bed at night?

Even if we sleep with Aki every night from now on, is too risky and reminds us of the Sirens.
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>>470553
Makes sense. I was suggesting if she wants to practice again make sure someone is around so that we can be pulled out from the charm.
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>>470623
If we don’t say no, that will just encourage her.

Aki is a monster girl, we are not, let's trust our girlfriend with this.

Since we are losing social cues.

She can practice on Adrian.
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>>470651
Makes sense. Do keep people around when she is practicing though. For safeties sake
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>>470505
>>470524

“Rozalin, you will not attempt that again. If you are practicing declare that you are doing so, but never try that on me again. Next time you will be severely punished.” Her charms remind you a lot of those sirens you once faced and the last time you were charmed you ended up as a slave. Rozalin has helped you so far, but you aren’t taking any chances. “Ara ara, Feisty are we? Did you enjoy being the dominant one at the end there?” You were threatening her, and yet she is able to somehow still tease and act coy. Does nothing faze this woman? You started to ignore her. There was no point if she was going to be like this.

It seems your time practicing has come to an end. Everyone took turns practicing so most people were rested up. Except Adrian, he was your target practice and using him a one lets him practice his own abilities. He crawled dramatically on the ground groaning in pain “Kill… me….” Well, that took up a lot of your day but it did bear quite a bit of fruit. You feel that most of you got stronger in this time spent training.

We still have a bit of time in the day though it seems more training isn’t likely to take place.

>Social links
>Rozalin and you need to have a serious talk about this
>Go shopping for more items that could be of use
>Talk with the Queen and maybe Melo
>Write in
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>>470765
Go shopping for more items.
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>>470765
>Talk with the Queen and maybe Melo
Got to send Mother her doll
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>Talk with the Queen and maybe Melo
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>>470789
Ditto.
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>>470789
>>470802
>>470806

Time to go see what is up with the Queen and get that doll delivered. “Queen Kanon, I want o thank you for allowing us all to stay here for the time being and providing us the services of master Wilhelm, he is a quirky one, but his care for his craft is apparent.” “It was the least I could do for you all,” “Yes your majesty, but I unfortunately come requesting another favor.” “Oh?” You pull out the mommy doll and place it in the harpy queens view. “I only ask that this gets delivered to the vampire castle south-east of here.” “Castle Ravani? This is a simple thing I can do, but how do you know the vampires there and why did you want to send this.” “It is a long story I am afraid, but ultimately I am well acquainted with Mistress Ravani and I wish to send this to her.” “A doll? What would a vampire want a doll for.” “It is just a present, but I think she will enjoy it regardless.” “Very well, I will get someone to fly the doll over as soon as I- “ME ME ME I WANNA DO IT!” Melo bursts into the room and flies directly into the opposite wall. No, no no. You pull the doll close to your person. “I would like to request a, more tried member of your people to carry it.” That is understandable.” The queen motions for her guards to fetch someone. “I will send the fastest flier among us, or second fastest I should say. “Second fastest?” “Well, Melo is the fastest flier in the whole village.” “A-Are you joking?” “Not at all, she beats most others outright in races. It was one of the reasons I sent her to find you in the first place. Oh god. “Speed is no issue, your majesty! Please just send someone trusted.” “AWWWWWWWWWWW, But I wanna go too!” the Queen sighs, “She can be quite persistent when she gets like this,” you remember from your time back during your infiltration planning of the mountain Melo’s insistence in her helping.

>Melo can go with the flier
>Melo better stay here
>On second thought, let Melo take it, I mean after all she did find you right?
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>>471003
>Melo can go with the flier

Let's make Mother suffer a bit.
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>>471003
>Melo can go with the flier
Let mother meet one of our new "Friends"
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>Melo can go with the flier

Because it would be a good way to troll mother. She still killed our parents after all.
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>>471010
>>471016
>>471018

“Melo you can go with the flier, but they lead the flight, not you. And please don’t try to cause too much trouble.” “Got it! I’m just confused on how this other person is supposed to “read the light?” Is light readable now?” At this point, you are simply impressed by her ability to misinterpret and understand basic things. “Thanks… Melo and I hope you have a pleasant trip.” “What is a “pheasant flip”? Some sort of flight maneuver? Ohhh can you teach me?!” “Maybe one day. For now, you should get going.” She stands up tall and salutes both you and the Queen “Aye-aye sir!” She flies out a nearby window. The runner Kanon sent for hasn’t even shown up yet.

Despite… difficulties… you managed to get your gift mailed to Mother. It took way longer than you hoped to do since Melo got involved but at least it is sent. Either way, your second day of waiting comes to an end.

>Late night social links
>Rest
>Write in
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>>471141
>Rest

But Aki sleeps with us.
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>>471146
This.

We don’t want anyone else to try to sleep with us tonight.
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>>471141
Late night social links.
Victoria.
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>>471146
Ditto
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>>471146
>>471151
>>471184

You’re pretty tired after that training today so you decide to head to sleep, though after what happened with Rozalin today you are a little concerned. Before heading to bed you find Aki. She was in her room sculpting actually. Seems in her free time she decided to take up her hobby once more. It looked like she was sculpting Baeloric “The Destroyer” She was pretty engrossed in her art, she was even wearing the beret and glasses again. You decide to sneak up on her.
“Now we just have to add the orb which we will put right… there. Perfect.” She reclines back finishing her work, you take this opportunity to pounce and wrap your arms around her neck. She looks surprised “Oh! You startled me.” “That was the plan, how are you doing after today,” She places her claw on your arm around her.” “I’m still a little upset at the whole thing, that woman needs to learn how to control herself.” “I actually think her problem is she is too in control of herself and wants others to those their’s for the sake of a good time. But enough about her Aki how are you doing overall here.” “It’s nice but... “ She turns her body so now her arms are wraping around you and she kisses you gently. “I just wish I had some more time with you.” You felt the same and it is indirectly the reason you came here tonight.

“Alright, Aki tell you what want to spend the night together?” “Like this?” “Exactly like this.” You start to feel her tail try to coil you. “W-Well maybe not right here. How about a bed. She looks to her bed and gets flush. “I-I-If you s-s-say soo.” For some reason, her coiling around you wasn’t embarrassing but as soon as you mentioned you wanted to sleep on a bed she gets incredibly bothered about it. “It’s okay Aki, I just wanted to spend a night with you in comfort while we are here, no pressure for anything more than that.” She now gets even more embarrassed. Looks down and scratched her head a few times in frustration, “Why is my head always in the gutter….” “Haha,” you have a short cuckle to yourself until you lifted Aki’s face with your hand. “You know your embarrassed face is always so cute Aki.” heh, “and you are looking so cute with your new look. Now it was your turn to feel embarrassed. “Well… I can try to wear more, girly things if you like it.” “Only if you want to, but for now I want to have something else.” She kissess you. It was a long kiss and while doing so she slowly moved you to her bed. There you and she laid and continued your embrace.
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>>471506

Every Time you do this with Aki it feels… better, more right. Your heart is beginning to ache. You pant, “Aki… I love you.” “I love you too” That night you slept the best night of sleep you have ever had. You feel like you think that a lot but I guess it just keeps getting better.

The next day arrives and Aki’s ability to sleep in once again shows itself. You really didn’t want to bother her, and looking at her pretty sleeping face was nice. While you waited you thought what you would all do today.

>Two social links
>Practice martial abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)
>Practice Magical abilities (will be less effective since you just trained)
>Adventure in the outskirts of town
>Adventure into the Felwood forest once more, maybe say Hi to the dark elves and Arachne again
>Special day long date with Aki (plan it I will answer questions if need be)
>Write in

Sorry this update took a little while my family decided to talk to me for once
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No problem
>Practice martial abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)

Better let's do something everyone can participate in.
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>>471514
Practice Martial Abilities
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>>471514
>Practice martial abilities (as a group and will only take up half a day)

Let's get a balanced training.
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>>471514
While my Urge to go on the Special date is high. We should practice Martial abilities. Then talk to someone later tonight. Like the Imps or maybe Adrian.
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>>471538
And with our luck there will someone attacking us during the date.
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>>471546
I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about
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>>471554
Read the previous threads, when has ANYTHING we do in this world been simple and just like we wanted it to do?
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>>471568
You do know you are messaging the QM right? Telling them to read their own story.
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To be fair, being slighty paranoid that we will be attacked or kidnapped when our party has been reduced to merely two members due to a special event is perfectly logical.
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>>471583
No I didn't. I was a tad distracted while posting due to posting on three quests at once. But now the other two are done so I will try to at least read people nicknames.
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>>471528
>>471529
>>471534
>>471538

You practiced magic yesterday so it was only fair to practice martial abilities today. You waited until Aki woke up to start moving, though. At least that is what you told yourself at first. 10 minutes passed and nothing. 10 turned into 30, nothing. 30 turned into an hour and that was all you could take. “Aki, wake up please.” Nothing. “AKI WAKE UP!” nothing. “ Fine…’ You pin her nose closed, then when she opens her mouth you kiss it. “Mmhhhmhmh!” Seems she ran out of air rather quickly and her body forced herself to wake up. She takes deep breaths as you rise from bed. “Huff huff, I had always pictured waking up to a kiss, but this is very different from what I had imagined” “Haha, sorry, but you wouldn’t budge. We should get up and join the others. We are training again today.” “Oh goody,”

“YES!” Victoria shouted upon hearing the news. Then she cracked her knuckles and looked at Anna. Anna met her gaze and materialized a sword in her hand.” “Ladies, please! We aren’t even in the courtyard yet!”

Once you did get out to the courtyard people split off to work on their individual skills. Aki was practicing her claw work and movement abilities. Victoria was getting into a Brawl with Anna. Adrian was dancing you think? But he was going much faster than usual, at least he was trying to anyways. Yuki was trying to decide what to practice. Rozalin set up a lane of travel and practiced her charges.

That only left you and Yuki. Yuki talks with you “I’m not so sure what I should practice? I don’t usually fight as I help people, so what do you think I should do.

Yuki should
>Practice ranged weapons (knives, bow, crossbow)
>Practice long melee, (Glaive, Halberd Pike)
>Conditioning (Endurance training)

The MC should
>Practice swordsmanship
>Conditioning (Endurance and strength training)
>Running (speed training)
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My usual responsibilities come up in about 30 minutes I'll try to make some small posts. But it all depends on what happens.
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>>471622
Yuki should
>Conditioning (Endurance training)

The MC should
>Conditioning (Endurance and strength training)
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>>471622
MC should train conditioning.
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Yuki

>Conditioning (Endurance training)

She needs that

MC

>Practice swordsmanship

Better now than in a fight.
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>>471622
>>471631
MC - Conditioning
Yuki - Ranged
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>>471648
Yuki
>Conditioning (Endurance training)
MC
>Practice swordsmanship

Because Yuki needs that and we did pick a sword, so let's damn well learn how to use it.
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>>471622
MC and Yuki
>Conditioning
>Conditioning
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We should ask for someone that gives sword fighting lessons. If not here maybe with the goblins.
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>>471678
We could try swordfighting practice if we find a more experienced swordsman willing to train us. Right now it seems that Conditioning is winning 3 to 2.
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>>471678
I don't think Harpies can even use swords so it will have to be goblins unless these are Harpies that have hands.
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>>471680
I meant for later. Since conditioning won.
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Conditioning wins for both Yuki and MC. now roll 7d20
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Rolled 19, 3, 19, 16, 16, 10, 16 = 99 (7d20)

>>472290
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Rolled 17, 7, 10, 5, 19, 19, 1 = 78 (7d20)

>>472290
Fitness!
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Rolled 19, 7, 8, 3, 13, 11, 3 = 64 (7d20)

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>>472348

“Tell you what Yuki we can condition train together cmon!” You grab her hand and you both set off on a strict regiment of push ups, runnig, sit ups, running again, squats, and finally running. It was exhausting but you feel like you got a lot of it. You were sore and tired from going so hard but tomorrow it should be worth it. Yuki, however, was a littl worse for wear. “I… I can… keep going… Put me… in coach!....” Looks more like its time for the coach to take her out. “That’s okay Yuki just work at your own pace. Face down in the ground se raises her arm and gives a thumbs up.

“Cmon cmon cmon! Is that all you got!” It seems Anna and Victoria are slugging it out. Victoria is throwing punches left and right, Anna his dodging and making cuts at her as much as she could. You didn’t think this was a simple sparring match. That or they can only spare with each other effectively by actually fighting. Maybe their time in that arena did something to them. After a flurly of movements hard to spot Victoria ends up getting kicked back. Anna gloats, “A beast with no mind is natrually defeated by its betters.” “Shut up!” Victoria tosses a spear at Anna, blocks by creating a shield infront of her. “Come now you’ll have to-” As Anna taunted and lower her shield a shadow appeared above her. That shadow was Victoria coming down on her with a fierce punch. The shadow was grinning as the punch came down, but it was met by an equal grin from Anna who throw her arms up to meet the punch equally. This was all a little too entense for you, but you are sure they will be fine. They seem like they are having way too much fun to actually hurt eachother significantly.

Aki’s movement and blow training were going well. She would harden an object with her gaze and then crush it. She also used Rozalin’s makeshift charging lane to compare her speed with. Overall she seemed to be giving it her all and she was slowly becoming stronger.
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>>472408

Adrian’s mad dance seems to have gotten madder, his speed has gone and his movements are becoming even more erratic. You had no idea where he learned this fighting style or why he is so good at it. But it was both strange and nice to see him coming more into his own. Granted, in his own way.

Rozalin, however, was having trouble with her charges, she couldn’t seem to get a good momentum . And when she did her aim was off. “Drat this infernal combating style!” She takes up a sword and just chops away in front of her. If her intention was to feint the target endlessly then she succeeded with flying colors. Though you think she would have liked it more if she hit the thing.

>MC gains endurance and can go longer without tiring in combat and a +1 to con
>Yuki gains a bit of endurance gaining the ability to keep mending for slightly longer
>Anna’s speed and reaction abilities have increased allowing for fancier combat maneuvers and on the fly combat style switching
>Victoria’s fists start breaking through stone and her throwing arm becomes even more deadly giving her a +1 to fists and a new crit window for spears (18-20)
>Aki gets faster and stronger +1 to claws and can now switch between focus targets of her gaze and combat enemies more effectively
>Adrian’s super awesome “Dancing Mad” ability has become violently good. Not only does it now confuse and trip enemies but it also damages them. At the risk of nausea to the user.
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>>472413

After an intense time training, you all were tired. Physical training was different than magical training and it drained almost all of you. Everyone was breathing heavily, some in frustration, some in relief, and some…. “I won you, idiot!” “No, you didn't! I got the last hit on you.” “The last hit does not decide the quality of your performance.” “No, but it does mean you won the damn fight!” Well, some are breathing in ways all too familiar.

You had only a bit of time left in the day and even then you were a little tired.

>Social link.
>After that long time training you need to spend some time relaxing with everyone. To the Spa!
>Write in
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>>472415
>After that long time training you need to spend some time relaxing with everyone. To the Spa!
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>After that long time training you need to spend some time relaxing with everyone. To the Spa!

We deserve it.
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>>472415
Spa time
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>>472435
>>472423
>>472421

You think you know exactly what your party needs. You turn to adress your tired companions. “After hard training these past few days what we need is time to relax.” “Yeah, that is what we were planning on doing the rest of the day” Anna retorted. “But we need to relax the right way. Yuki perks up “Are you suggesting… what I think you are suggesting?” You nod, “We are going to the spa!” Yuki jumps for joy as does Rozalin and even Anna. The rest of your group looks confused. They all ask in their own way, “What’s a spa?”

It would be easier to show them. You drag them with you to the relaxation zone. You were fortunate that the village had one. It may have been tailored to harpies but the pampering would be all the same. Your group gets a good view entering the main doors of their not so distance future of luxury. Massages, manicures, and pedicures, and even a hot spring bath. Victoria seems the most surprised, “So you’re saying these people here wait on you literally hand and foot?” “For the most part yeah,: Adrian rubs his eyes, “Is this place real?” “We uh… had them back home you never noticed?” He ignores you and suddenly becomes just as excited as Yuki and Rozalin were. “Whooooo! Paradise awaits me!” he sprints into his apparent pleasure garden. You were surprised most guys back home thought this place would be too “girly” but I guess Adrian cares nothing for gender stereotypes. Soon Yuki, Rozalin, and Anna run in after them. Which just left you, Aki and Victoria. Victoria sighs, “I still don’t get it if you want something then get it yourself.” “But Victoria it will feel real good after all the hard work you have been doing. Think of it as a reward.” “A reward huh…” You motion your hands to the attendants and point at Victoria. Three harpies swarm her “Oh my your hair is in dreadful need of cleaning and tidying up.” Not to mention your body is far too tense, we will get that taken care of in just a moment.” “Hey! I didn’t ask you all to-” It was no use, after training as hard as she did with Anna she couldn’t fight back against these veterans spa attendants. Once Victoria goes it was just you and Aki. she turns away from you as an attendent comes to you both. “I assume they were all with you?” “Yeah unfortunately for some of them.” “hehe, and ma’am would you like us to take care of you like the others. Aki doesn’t answer but just puts her hand on your arm. You got the message, “Actually, could you do both of ours together.” “Easily,” the attendent then has you walk forward into paradise.
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>>472532

The messages were deep tissue which you all needed desperately. It was a little rough at times as the harpies have claws and not hands, but it felt good none the less. The pedicures were exactly what you needed for your feet. The shampooing and washing of your heads complete with a head scalp massage were quite relaxing, you hear Adrian somewhere in the spa. “It feels like they are washing all my troubles away!” Glad to see he is enjoying himself.

The end all be all of the spas as everyone knows is the final hot bath to refresh your body after the titan level work was done to your body. The attendants led you to the changing room where you saw all your friends, minus one male human. Rozalin sighs in relief, “Finally a chance to clean out this fur. It is a nightmare preserving this. Would anyone be willing to wash me as I can not reach everywhere on my own? “She eyes at you.”

>Sure it's harmless, plus all of your friends were there doing the same thing
>How about you wash mine and I will think about it
>Where is Adrian?
>Write in
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>>472533
Where is Adrian?
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>>472533
>Where is Adrian?

Where is the Monkey?
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>>472539
Go monkey go!
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Dude, were ia my monkey?
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>>472549
Does he even want to be rescued?
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>>472535
>>472539
>>472545
>>472549

You had a more pressing issue than the body of Rozalin, no matter how soft it was. “Has anyone seen Adrian?” “No,” Yuki explains, “We went into the main circuit together but I think he needed to use the restroom or something and I haven’t seen him since then. This was a spa and typically a place of safety and relaxation, but it was always better to be safe than sorry. Go on ahead everyone. I’m going to find him.

You ask an attendant outside the room. “Have you seen a young man?” “That ultra eager boy? I think he got lost from where his place was and looked for a bathroom. I haven’t heard of him since though.” Pretty much the same thing Yuki told you, “Which bathroom.” “Probably the one closest to the parlor.” “Thank you, you start to head off to the parlor when the attendant tries to stop you, “Hey you need to wash yourself off before heading back in there. Your friend will be fine I promise.

>I mean this is a spa
>No chances, I make sure he is safe
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>>472567
>No chances, I make sure he is safe
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>I mean this is a spa
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>>472567
>No chances, I make sure he is safe
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>>472572
>>472582
>>472597

“I’m sorry ma’am but I have to make sure he is alright, he has a tendency to find himself in trouble.” “Alright…” Getting hesitant confirmation you make your way through the spa to the parlor. The attendants are surprised to see you but you pay them no mind since you were searching with purpose. You head to the restroom the attended told you about and asked ‘Adrian are you here?” no answer. “Adrian!” No answer. “ADRIAN! You banged on the door.”A flustered woman comes out of the bathroom, “The nerve of some people!” as she leaves. You dash inside to look for some clues. But it seemed to you like a normal restroom. Well normal for harpies since there were branches everywhere. Nothing. Shit.

You decide to trace back all of your steps. You need to talk to his attendant personally. You walk back into the parlor. “Hello ladies, I was wondering which one of you worked on a young boy who passed through here and if you knew where he might be?” One of the harpies raises her hand, “I saw him go into the hot spring section a little later than the rest of you all.” Now way, “Which exact way did he go? Well through the door on the left and down the hall, but that’s the-” you didn’t give her time to finish as you fast walked down the path the attendant told you. That path leads to the changing area for the hot spring which Adrian wasn’t at, which means the only place he could be is out there. You walk over and open the sliding door to see Adrian sitting alone in a hot spring bath.

“Hey how is it go-....” he soon realizes exactly what situation he was in. he hides as best he cans and scoots away from you so that you are out of vision. “Adrian don’t run! Where were you, at the spa, relaxing in heaven. Just like you should be.” “But you disappeared!” “I had to use the bathroom geez.” So he was completely fine, which was good, but you soon realized you had a new problem on your hands. “Where is everyone else?” It was only you and Adrian in this hot spring bath with wood and paper walls.

>Panic
>I must be caught in some illusionary field of a maze of sorts.
>Write in
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>>472618
>I must be caught in some illusionary field of a maze of sorts.

Let's head back the way we came.
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>>472617
Let's attempt to find the others with Adrian.
Also never have him leave your sight ever until you find the others.
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>>472617
>I must be caught in some illusionary field of a maze of sorts.

Don't panic and backrack the way we came.
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>>472623
Don't wander, let's just head back the way we came including that bathroom.
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>>472623
Ditto
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>>472617
>>472621
>>472624
Let's backtrack but with Adrian and never let him leave your sight ever.
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>>472633
Fine but we aren't holding hands he is not our girlfriend or even a girl.
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>>472636
>He is not our girlfriend or even a girl

My sides!
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>>472636
Yeah, not fond of the idea of him as a romantic partner.
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>>472628

You pause for a second and grasp your bearings. “Okay, so you’re here and okay. But the others… Adrian! Hurry and get out we need to find the others before something bad happens.” “Y-You sure? This is a spa they should be fine” “I won’t take chances.” You head to outside the changing room and wait for him to get prepared. “And I was just starting to really relax in there….” he whines. “It’s okay Adrian we can relax again later, for now, we need to find the others. The best way to do that is to retrace all of your steps from this point back to where your friends might be. This time, though Adrian will be with you at all times, and you won’t let him out of your sight.

First, you head to the attendant who pointed you to Adrian. “Did you know where my friends beside him are?” “Ohh that entourage they should be in the hot springs right about now.” But you were just there! This doesn’t make sense. You thank the guard and then head to the bathroom where you first looked for Adrian. “This was the bathroom you used right?” “Yeah, but I don’t see why that matters exactly.” “there might be something here,” you search this bathroom intensely,

Roll d20+1
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Rolled 13 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>472644
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Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>472649
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Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)

>>472650
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Oh well I hope a 18 is good enough.
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>>472639
You mean you have evil plans for him?
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>>472661
Not at all, I just thought the comment was hilarious
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>>472662
I just thought that he would become a monster girl, hence you findind the comment funny.
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>>472664
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>>472644
Is the reason Adrian was seperated from everyone else maybe because it is a gender segregated spa and we have been interrupting everyone who trys to explain that to us?
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>>472672
That would be hilarious.
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>>472644

You use your eye as if you had a magnifying glass and scour this room, but absolutely nothing about it was unordinary. Damn! Adrian is starting to look concerned, “Hey are you okay?” “Okay? I am trying to find our missing friends.” “Yeah.., but don’t you think you are looking in the wrong spot?” on process what Adrian said over in your brain. “OF COURSE!” “of course what!” “The fact that this room is so normal despite our situation means that there must be some sort of illusion magic for sure going on here!” Damn if the illusional barrier is still set up somewhere you need to find that first. Might as well keep tracking backwards.

Next would be the attendant outside the hot springs. You and Adrian make your way there, “Excuse me ma’am do you know where the rest of my friends are?” you mean your colorful entourage. Yes, they are still in the hot springs” You grew tired of this, but you had to check everywhere. Even if it was the same place twice. Alright, then we are going in. you grab Adrian and pull him in with you. The attendant tries to stop you. “Wait please, he isn’t supposed to-” You blew her off. You had to check this and you refused to leave Adrian behind at any point during this. You are once again in the changing room. Everything seems exactly as you left it with Adrian a minute earlier, except this one has a bit more clothes in the baskets, must be some new people got in while you were fiddling about.
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>>472684

While walking around you hear from the entrance to the hot springs. “-Yes it is nice to relax,” “She should really be here with us too, she is the one that needs the most rest out of all of us I’d say.” Could it be?! You drag Adrian with you as you burst through the curtain to the springs. You were greeted by the sight of all of your friends Naked in a spring, “Everyone I am so glad that you are-” “KYAAAAAHHHHH!” Yuki screamed and covered herself. “Yuki what is wrong?” You brought… him?” Adrian was looking in completely the opposite direction of all this. He knew they would kill him if he tried to turn. “Yuki you don’t understand I had to take him with me. There seems to be an illusion trap set up around here. I came from the hot spring to the parlor the hot springs where Adrian was, to the parlor to here again. This place is a maze and we need to find those responsible for turning this spa into a mess!” Aki speaks softly, “You need to calm down,” “Calm down! But we are in potential danger! Why would I calm down in this situation? “Rozalin chuckles, “That's because there are two different sections to the hot springs dear.” “Two different sections?” “Yes, one is for men while the other is for women. As you can see all of the women are here while Adrian, the poor soul was by himself across this wall." She knocks on the wood behind her. “But that’s, not what… oh god.” You fall to your knees. “How could I have, just missed all that.” You grab your head in frustration at your own self. Aki starts to speak again gently, “You need to calm down, I know you work really hard to keep everyone safe but you are on the edge of paranoia. Please just relax for now.” You don’t know if you can. After what just happened you were incredibly stressed and embarrassed but you would have to try.

Adrian was sent back to his section and you spent the rest of your time sulking in the waters with your friends trying to console you. You and they both knew you didn’t do anything wrong, but Aki was right, you are starting to get a little paranoid. Once everything was over you all rejoined outside the spa. “Ahhh! That felt great!” Rozalin stretches, “It really did do wonders for my back,” Anna comments. Ironically all of you friends felt incredibly refreshed, except you who was the one who suggested this in the first place. You just wanted to go home and sleep off this embarrassment and stress.

>Sleep
>Sulk
>Write in

>>472672
Good job Anon
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>>472685
Sulk
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>>472685
>Sulk
We are the incredible Sulk
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>Sulk and mope like the twelve year old we are.
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>>472691
Is okay to act our age.
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>>472694
Yes it is.
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>>472688
>>472689
>>472691
>>472696

You want to sleep, but in the back of your mind you keep hearing, “Are you okay, you’re acting paranoid, you need to calm down. You’re over thinking things, relax. Relax!” you groan a bit to yourself, who knew relaxing would be such a hard thing to do now. You want to relax but you also feel responsible for your friends, and if something happened to them because of your own failures… you clutch your friendship locket with Yuki.

“Aww she is sad is she?” “But who is she afraid of?” “Us?” “No, she is afraid of herself…” “interesting, the master will be-” “SHUT UP!” You lost a bit of mental fortitude in that moment and let the shadows in once more. You continue to hold onto the friendship locket. Damn, why are these things happening? You curl up and bury your head between your knees

You feel a soft knock at your door. It was one of your friends who wanted to check on you.

But which one
>Write in

Last post of the night, be back again tomorrow around 12PM PST
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>>472715
>Yuki
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>>472715
Yuki
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>>472718
This, Yuki knows how to talk to us.
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>>472720
Yuki

Also damn voices we should have asked Baba Yaga to check if we are cursed.
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>>472715
Victoria.
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>>472723
Not a bad idea.
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Is hard to find decent art of Sonson
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>>473123
Want a peach?
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>>472723

“You know it's hard to sleep like that.” You raise your head to meet the voice of your best friend Yuki. You didn’t want her to worry too much about you so you try to play it off, “Yeah, curled up like this doesn’t really work I guess.” “That isn’t the problem…” Yuki walks over and sits down in front of you. “You’re crying” “No I am…” It was now that you noticed the tears running down your face. “I-I am not, *sniff* I-I can’t afford to… *sniff*. Yuki then embraces you and whispers softly, “It’s okay,” "Not it’s not." You were responsible for everyone and if you messed up at any point it could be over. “Yuki you don’t understand If I *sniff* am not able to…” “Shhh, it’s okay” “but!” She hugs to tighter. “You don’t have to push yourself so hard,” “but if I don’t then…” “We will suffer? You need to have more faith in your friends.” “It’s not that I don’t *sniff* have faith I’m just afraid, of losing any of you.” You now return Yuki’s hug in kind.” “I don’t ever want to let go and risk losing someone,” “But if you hold on so tight, you’ll lose yourself. You are already running yourself ragged being the strong leader, never showing fear and only thinking of others. You don’t always have to be that person, you can be a normal friend, like your old self….. Don’t you understand, the way you are right now…” *sniff* Now it was Yuki’s turn to cry, “... If you keep going like you are now *sniff* you’ll kill yourself!” “Yuki..” “Can’t you see that everyone is concerned? You are taking on way too much responsibility and it is driving down a dangerous path. *sniff* You can care about us as much as you want… but what about how much we care about you…” “Yuki, I just want you and everyone to be safe…” “What does that mean if you die as the result!” she grew louder and held you tighter. “I don’t want to lose you, *sniff* no one wants to lose you. So please, stop taking everything on your shoulders… All of us, want to help, so please, slow down. *sniff* you don’t have to be the sole one holding up your friends, let us help hold each other up instead.” “Yuki…” Yuki pulls back from her hug slightly so that your faces are in clear view of each other. With tears in her eyes, she smiles, “After all… that’s what friends are for right?”
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>>473568

Yuki always did now just how to talk to you, but I guess that is why you two have been best friends for years. Her smiling face and warm personality were one of her many great traits. And at this moment you were truly glad that she was your best friend. You try to rub the tears out of your eyes “Okay Yuki.. from now no more of bearing the world on my shoulders and no more sulking…” She rubs the tears out of her own eyes, “That’s good, it’s terrible for your complexion.” After a short giggle at her own comment, Yuki softly says “You know if you want me to I can stay with you tonight. I know you will be okay, for now, I want to support you the most I can.”

>”Sure Yuki, I would appreciate it”
>”It’s okay Yuki, I’ll be fine”
>Write in

Sorry I am a bit late, I ended up writing much more for this post than I thought I would
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>>473572
>”Sure Yuki, I would appreciate it”
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>>473644

“Sure Yuki, I would appreciate it,” “hehe then we shall work to change this dreadful mood.” She bounces up from her spot and runs to grab her things. She returns with lightning speed and in full Pajamas. “Now then this will be just like old times, Now to stylize!” Yuki grabbed what seemed to be a massive stylist kit with dozens of tools and made her way to your hair. “Wait no! I like it like this. You also just got done at the spa so why would she do this? “I’m doing it for fun of course. We need to test out some more looks on you anyways.” You can’t really tell her no when she gets like this, she’ll just force it on you one way or another. She starts to work her signature “magic” on your hair. Pulling, turning, twisting you name it. She must have tried everything she could with your hair, but your short shaggy locks didn’t allow for much work. “Phooey this is hard! Your hair can’t get as easily fixed as your clothes can. Speaking of which how were they today? You blush and think back to Aki saying you looked cute with the skirt on. “I think… it was alright.” You’ll at least where the skirt over your pants. “Wonderful now we’ll just set you up on a strict regiment of outfit swamps. Mondays will be what you have on, Tuesdays will be an alteration with the blouse, Wednesdays will be….” and there she goes. You sigh and just wait for this storm to pass. But after a bit, she changes the tone of your conversation. Nothing heavy like before but one that is a little more, you don’t know, sensitive?

Yuki was combing your hair, “So I noticed that you and Aki are much closer than usual,” “Yeah she did get a little out of hand sometimes but she means well.” “I think it’s fairly obvious to everyone that you two are infatuated with each other at this point. At least to me and Rozalin it is apparent.” You never outright told your friends about your relationship with Aki but no doubt it would have been obvious at this point. “You love her, don’t you,” “Yeah... I do…” when you say that you feel the comb Yuki was using shake a bit in your hair. “Whoops, sorry about that, I’ll start over from the top.” “Okay..” a moment of silence hung in the room. Yuki was the first to break it, “Well I am happy for you, to think that you would find someone here of all places. Guess this place was good for at least something. But I have to ask. Have you ever thought about… others? I know Rozalin practically throws herself at you, but I think that is only her personality. What would you say if she seriously or others seriously loved you…”

That seems like an awfully serious question after that “Trial by Style” she worked you through.

>Aki is the only one for me (Truth)
>Aki is the only one for me (Lie)
>I can imagine perhaps broadening my horizons as long as others are okay with it
>I have been thinking about another for some time (who)
>I just want everyone to be happy, and if that means dating them all then so be it
>Write in
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>>473837
>I can imagine perhaps broadening my horizons as long as others are okay with it
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>>473837
I don't know what I would say. I would have to figure it out in the moment.
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>>473892
Aki is the only one for me (Truth)
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Aki is the only one for me (Truth)
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>>473837
>>473892
Seconding.
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>>473892
going with this to keep options open
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>Aki is the only one for me (Truth)

No way we are dating the rape horse or Adrian.
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>>473939
We have other party members.
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>>473947
Yes, but right now the answer would be "I have no idea" or Aki.

Also I am not fond of the rape menbers of the team like the Imp mother.
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>>473955
We can exlude Rozalin, Adrian and imps which leaves Victoria, Anna, Yuki and Aki
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>>473963
Then changing my vote to "Maybe if Aki is okay, I would be willing to share with others too, but not with those who think they can do anything they want with me."
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>>473979
"I am willing to share with others if Aki is okay with them and they aren't pushy."
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>>473979
This works since moat people don't want to be Aki exclusive. And also because we should really ask Aki first.
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We should also finally ask someone about monster girl morals since most of them or at least half of them seem to think rape is okay even when is another girl and not their instincts going crazy.

Oh and go to see Baba Yaga to find out if we are cursed, that's a good idea.
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>>474022
Yes. We might not trust her much but she keeps her word. Also if every time we are down we are going to hear voices then we will go crazy eventually.
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So, what would have happened if we keep that cow girl with us?
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“Well I haven’t fully thought about it yet but It would have to figure it out in the moment, but I guess yeah I am open to thinking like that” Yuki seems surprised, “Y-You are?” “Is that wrong?” “Oh no no no, I was just surprised since how much you seem to be enthralled with Aki.” “I guess you’re right, but If I were to do something like that I want to talk to her first.” “That would probably be a good idea. She is a nice girl and it would be terrible to go around and do stuff like that without telling her.” “Ultimately it is your decision and I will be your best friend regardless hehe…” I guess this whole thing was part of Yuki’s “girl talk. Maybe you should join in. “What about you Yuki, last time we talked you said that there was someone you loved but they didn’t know, have you ever thought about someone else. Yuki quickly flusters, “Heavens no! They are the only one for me!” “Well, they must be one lucky person to have you that devoted to them. Yuki whispers under her breath “She sure is” You didn’t quite catch that, “Did you say something?” “No, I was just thinking about your hair. It really is a mess to straighten. I have been coming for almost 30 minutes.” “Haha.”

The rest of that night was pleasant, just you and Yuki talking, keeping each other company and of course sleeping. That night you learned a valuable lesson as of leadership. A leader is nothing without its fellows and the fellows are nothing without the leader. You can’t sacrifice one for the other. All you can do is move forward together. While you were in bed you looked over to Yuki who volunteered to take the couch. You were lucky you had such good friends like her.

Unlike the night before that night of sleep was not the best, but after your talk with Yuki you a lot more relaxed. The morning came faster than you wanted it to, but you awoke in the morning to a guard at your door. “Excuse me, hero, The Queen requests your presence.”

>Check on your friends first
>Head there immediately
>5… more… minutes
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>>474133
Moo?
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>>474154
Check on your friends first
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>>474154
>Check on your friends first

And give Aki a hug.
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>>474178
This please.
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>>474178
This

Best snake deserves a hug for being an awesome girlfriend.
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>>474197
Also, anyone here liked Melo or everyone is glad that she is Mother problem now?
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>>474246
I liked Melo, she was adorably foolish. But I also like the bumbling fool archetype.
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>>474253
As a member of our party she would be a mess. Also she would kep flying ahead and get in trouble.
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>>474253
We alredy have Adrian and he might end turned into a monster girl.
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>>474253
We already had Adrian by then.
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>>474158
Moo moo!
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>>474178
>>474195
>>474197

“One moment.” you call to the guard, “Yuki we need to get up and check on the others real fast. They might be worried about us.” “What are you talking about I wanted the blouse on the left not the right…” Great, she’s still asleep. You shake her, “YUKI!” she jolts awake “ME?!” “C’mon lets check on the others then meet with the Queen.” “Oh, okay.” You two change quickly and explain to the guard outside your room, “Please inform her that we will be there with everyone in just a few minutes.” He nods and walks off. You then head to the lobby you all have been using as a meeting place for the past couple days.

Anna greeted you two as you entered the lobby,“Hey there sleepy heads” “Hey everyone, the Queen wants to talk to us so we should head over there. But I have to check on something real fast so I’ll meet you guys there.” Rozalin sighs, “Well alright then..” Your friends all turn to leave but when Aki turns you grab her arm. “Is something wrong, uff” you jumped up and gave her a hug. “Well this is a little unexpected in the morning, are you feeling better.” You smile, “Yup, and I just wanted you to know how lucky I am to have you as a girlfriend. She turns bright red. “G-G-G-G-G-Girlfriend?!” “Haha, yup.” you squeeze harder. Once you got your fill of Aki’s cute embarrassment you two headed toward the audience chamber.

You walk up and address the Queen, “Queen Kanon we are sorry for the delay, but why have you called for us?” The Queen then announces, “I have called you here because Wilhelm has informed me that your orders will be finished today.” “Really?!” To make custom arms and armors for 7 people, in only 3 days?!” How was that even possible. “Thank you, your majesty, We shall head to Wilhelm’s shop post haste. You leave the audience chamber to and you can feel the excitement radiating from your allies Yuki was the first to speak, “Man I wonder what kind of weapon I will get, I hope it isn’t anything too dangerous.” she twiddles her thumbs. Rozalin adds, “Well I just hope my armor will be breathable, I went to great lengths to request it of him, and hiding my assets is unacceptable.” figures she would think that. The most excited member of your team though was Adrian, “AAAAWWWWW YEAH! Finally my own weapon and armor. I bet I’ll get the cool hero paladin type armor with a greatsword or something like that. Oh oh, maybe a dark night with a lance or a scythe!” If there were walls outside to bounce off of he would be right now.

It was only a short walk to Wilhelms shop and he was even waiting for you all outside. He looked tired and covered in dust and soot. “Everyone! I am so glad you came I must say these armors and weapons were the most arduous experiences ever to make, but I think my hard work will be worth it. " Wilhelm beckoned you all into his shop.


working on fashion now, but I didn't want to delay a post because of it
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>>474415
Adrian: Why does my outfit has a fake monkey tail?

Wilhelms: For aesthetics, it will fall off if you grow a real tail.
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>>474458
And then Adrian was a saiyan.
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>>474465
Or a monster girl
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>>474415

You all entered kindly except Adrian who just ran straight in. Once inside Wilhelm readress you all, “Without further ado I give you my masterpieces. He pulls down a curtain dramatically in front of a wall to reveal his works of art. There were weapons galore and all of them had small specialties added to them. Not to mention the varieties in armors, some were white and simple, others were black and had spikes. You honestly had no idea which one was yours thought you were pretty sure it wasn’t the horse armor.

Wilhelm addresses you first. “As the leader, it is only fitting you receive your piece first. Firstly I present you with this half plate armor I made. He motions toward the half plate, It was glowing white with black detailings and trims that ran down the whole piece. It was sleek but you could tell that it was heavier armor. There looked to be some detailing on the chest piece of buck antlers the shoulder plates had almost unnoticeable feather details that with black tinges. While the and guards were designed similarly unnoticeably to depict a lion’s claws. Wilhelm explains, “This piece represents how you feel yourself, a change, but not just metaphorically but I was able to enchant the armor to adapt to your future changes.” “So you mean it will grow with me, precisely.” “Wow, thanks, Wilhelm this is perfect for me.” The smith smiles, “Your words touch my heart, but that's not all. He then hands you two short swords. These are your arms. When looking at them closer one is a standard short blade but there is a skull engraved on it. And the second blade was a dagger of some sorts? But no dagger you have ever seen. It had notches and intends all along the back side. “Wilhelm what exactly is this?” That is a sword breaker dear miss, it is meant for parrying. Nice, but what about your magic.” “Wilhelm I didn’t tell you but I sometimes channel death magic when fighting.” “That is alright, the sword breaker is small enough that you could freely channel with it in your hand.” Perfect! You're blown away at how he took everything into account when designing your custom sets this young man must have been an incredible smith.

>Every heroes weapon has a name, what's yours?

Have to go for now, as usual, Discuss sick ass names for your new weapons and I am working on the others stuff
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>>474662
>Every heroes weapon has a name, what's yours?

Rose Requiem
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>>474662
We'll give the weapon a name later depending on how we use it in a fight.
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>>474662
Rock and Roll
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>>474702
Ditto
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>>474662
>>474698
Ruby Rose?
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>>474662
Rip tide and breaker
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>>474698
>>474712
>>474733
>>474770
You know what? I change my vote for Ruby Rose.
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>>475176
Fine, Ruby Rose works.
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>>474702
>>474727
support
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>>475176
>>474733

Ruby Rose you say?
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This next post is gonna be a big one
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>>474662

“Next, we have you Yuki, for you, I created a light set of white medium chainmail armor, trimmed with yellow and gold and have made some upgrades with your glaive to a halberd and I added in a bow just in case. Yuki was equally blown away “I don’t know what to say, it is more than I could ever ask for.” The back of Yuki's armor had wings detailed into it in gold.

“Now we have Anna, for you, I created a medium armor similar to Yuki’s but it is both firmer for frontline combat and flexible. The armor was a medium chain mail of gray color and had a barely visible set of swords on the back. Her helm had a small crown detailed on the side, but that too was barely noticeable. “As well I have made you a pair of swords, you informed me that you materialize your weapons bu a warrior should always have backups. I made these blades lighter than most but for lack of weight it makes up for in sharpness and speed. “Thank you, Wilhelm, I shall put them to good use.”

“Next, we have the young miss Victoria,” She scoffs at him. As the miss suggested I created a light to medium set of armor. I’m afraid it is rather basic, but I did manage to detail it a bit.” The armor was almost flat black with streaks of silver running across it. Victoria didn’t seem to care either way, “Meh, it's fine, it doesn’t matter what I wear.” Anna seems appalled at her attitude. “How can you say that! This man made beautiful items just for you, and you say it is just fine?” “Look I can make due with whatever if I have fancy shit like this it is only a bonus.” “Why you!” You grab Anna’s shoulder. There was no need for this to happen here. The master smith continues his show, “Miss I also created these for you.” Wilhelm reveals a pair of cestus and a Kanabo. Victoria swings the Kanabo around. “So it’s a club?” “Essentially,” “Sweet.”
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>>475956

Victoria was rather easily pleased with weapons if not at all appreciative. Next though was Aki. “For the lady basilisk I created a set of medium scale mail. The mail was colored to match her normal attire since she seems to be so fond of it. There was a small detailing of two snakes entwined near the lower back of the armor done in a contrasting red color. “Thank you master smith.” She bows politely and accepts her gift.

Next came your “favorite” and only bicorn that just wanted to have a good time. She received gear that was almost all spiky and black not to mention scandalous in some areas. It reminded you a lot of traditional knight armor from back home only sexier you guess. The detailing on the armor was done in a faint pink that tran across the armor and worked to highly, “areas”. Most noticeably her chest. “Oh, it is simply wonderful Wilhelm!” The bicorn jamps and hugs the smith. He is taken a bit back by her forwardness but after a moment treats it like nothing happened. “We haven’t gotten to your weapons miss Rozalin,” he motions his hand to revial a black lance and a dark longsword with a black pommel. “Marvelous!” She seemed quite impressed As the bicorn was turning to take her spot back at your side Wilhelm adds. “Also I outfited this saddle for you since you asked for it.” “Oh, the most important peice!" She grabs the riding tool and while she does so she gives you a look. You know, her usual “look”.
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Finally, we had Adrian who has been eagerly awaiting his present this whole time. He was jumping in place and has been since you first got your gear. Wilhelm addresses the young man, “Adrian for you I have crafted an armor most fitting to you.” “You hear that guy an armor that is perfect for just me!” He gloated. Despite the fact that, that was the point of all of this in the first place. The smith continues, “Here we are!” Once again he pulls back the curtain dramatically to reveal a curious set of armor. It had an odd mixture though of both ornate ancient armor and minor tribal influence, creating an odd ornate armor that appeared tribal, but wasn't.. Adrian even got a hat for good measure. But that hat was also a curious thing. It was a small crown but it had two long objects that looked like feathers coming out of the top and arcing and falling behind the armor. The leggings for the armor set was much more temperate but it reminded you a bit of a mixture between monk pants and ornately crafted ancient armor. The back of the armor had a- “haha” you laugh a bit to yourself as the back of the armor had a fake tail coming off of it. “So it is monkey armor?” Anna asks, "Precisely! Adrian told me of his wild moves and over the top antics, I figured the symbolism was perfect, but that is in no way a bad thing you understand. This is the armor a monkey king would wear! And I even made this Bo staff for his own optimal use." Needless to say, Adrian was stunned., He was so in awe that he completely stopped moving at all. He weakly said, “So it’s a monkey?” “Monkey king!” Victoria chided in correcting him. “Oh, okay…” he weakly faced the master smith, “thank you for the kind gift.” “Not at all! It was a pleasure to even work on this fine piece, I must admit yours was the object of most of my attention in getting the details just right." Looking at it now it was quite ornately crafted. It had red cloth running off of it under the arm plates creating tassels, intermingling colors of orange, yellow and red woven into the armor. It was by far the fanciest piece of armor you could see a monkey wearing. “Is that so… I am honored.” Adrian turns to walk outside slowly with his head hung low. “I’ll see you guys in a minute I have to use the bathroom…” “Oh, okay.” He slowly and silently walks outside the tent the next five seconds were also quiet as Wilhelm began is wrapping up of his presentation. “Thank you all for- “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!” A loud shriek was heard outside followed by some loud smacking noises as something was pounding the dirt outside. Yuki says to you , “I’ll make sure he is okay.” “Alright, thanks, Yuki.”
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>>476005

Your attention turns back the the smith. “As I was saying, That you all for allowing me to work on just fine pieces of arms and armor. I am o the mind that there is always room for improvement, but I try my absolute hardest to chase perfection.” You shake your hands in front of you, “No Wilhelm, thank you. Without you, we would be just as ill-equipped as we have been until now. Your crafts will make our lives much easier and for that, we can never be more grateful. The smith smiles, “Don’t mention it, and if you ever have need of a smith call me up, I love blacksmithing for all types of people!” You'll keep that in mind.

You turned to leave but then you remember, “Oh Wilhelm?” “Yes?” “Do you have a pair of daggers we could use and maybe some light basic black cloth armor. “Something that basic of course. I may be a master smith but one does not create such fine ornate crafts without knowledge of tailoring or jewel crafting.” he hands you a pair of daggers and two pieces of cloth robes. “Thank you again, Wilhelm, I wish you the best.” “As do I you” With those final words you leave the smith’s shop.

Yuki was tending to Adrian outside who was sobbing and slamming his head repeatedly into the dirt. While the rest of your group is now watching you expectantly. You received your arms and armor so you have no need to stay here anymore, but where will your journey take you next you wonder.

>Write in
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>>476007
Look what you did people. This is what happens when you call someone a monkey so much. Assholes.

Also could the QM re-post the map.
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>>476018
Some things that are not on the map. There is a northern continent that is less hospitable and supposedly worse than the Accursed Lands.

To the east past lake, Biwa is a an island who according to mother has people steeped in tradition and combat culture.

There is also an archipelago off the western coast near the Mikawa river.

You are currently at the very top of the Felsong Forest
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>>476040
Let us go down to the Mikawa River.
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>>476040
Got work in the morning so I am heading to bed. I don't typically run on Mondays so likely no updates until Tuesday at 6pm PST.

For now, though you can discuss what to do next and I'll answer minor questions when I can.
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>>476051
Actually first let us see if we can't get some weapons and armour for Adrian that are not hugely insulting. You know not bully the person.
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Too late to change the armor now.

Now what if we go back to see the old man so the rest of the team can learn magic?
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>>476704
Good idea. Let's go back with the old man to give the team magic, at least he is more trustworthy than Baba Yaga.

About Adrian, let's asure him the Monkey King Son Goku was cool and he ended becoming a great sage recognised by Buddha himself.
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>>476704
I like the idea. MAGIC POWER UP GO!

And I don't care much about Adrian to be honest.
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>>476704
We still have time to get armour. Doesn't even have to be fancy armour. It just has to not cause him to start sobbing on the ground.

>>476732
Ah yes. Just telling him to suck it up. The guy is sobbing on the ground. This clearly greatly upsets him. Telling him to just suck it up or this armour is just is good doesn't help and is just being an ass.

>>476738
Even if you don't care about him doing things that actively upset him is just cruel. You can not care about a character but don't be an asshole to them.
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>>477127

We could have the tail removed since is just decorative anyway. And maybe change the other decorations in the armor.

Otherwise it makes those who voted for the armor feel cheated.

Not to mention we don’t want to offend the Smith. Modifying the armor slighty would be less offensive to him than just getting generic armor and rejecting the guy hard work.

We want to be repeated customers after all.
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>>477275
Ah yes. Just modify the armour that is causing him to cry on the ground. He clearly hates it. Otherwise he wouldn't be sobbing on the ground. Why then I ask do people insist on giving him the armour. Are you just assholes. Do you want to watch him suffer. What is it. Give me a good reason why everyone suddenly decided yeah Fuck Adrian.
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>>477295
Okay first of all if we were really assholes we would have done the Emperor New Clothes not an armor based on the Monkey King.

Second let's ask him if he wants the armor modified or just generic armor as we aren't gonna stay that long so he can get a whole new armor that doesn't offend his tastes.

Third, this is just a roleplay and is not like we abandoned him to be a slave or something, calm the fuck down.

We literally ruined our spa day because we thought he had been kidnapped against his will.
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>>477427
Yes you could have been bigger assholes. Everyone can be worse. We could just run over and kick him while he is down. That could be worse. But no people voted and decided hey let us call this man a monkey and fuck with him. Yes this will be fun.

Yes generic armour is a good idea. Just telling him here have this armour you hate. We modified it a little, but it is still the armour that made start sobbing on the ground.

Yeah it is a roleplay. Does that mean we have to be an ass to people. No. If we were playing an evil character fine that would work. We are not. We have shown time and time again that we are a good person. So just suddenly deciding eh fuck this guy utterly confuses me. And our continued insistence to bully him greatly angers me.

Also the "its just a blank" argument is never a good argument. I am invested in these characters and I don't want to see them just randomly insulted and bullied for someones amusement.
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>>477449
Did not finish second point. Just telling him here have this armour you hate. We modified it a little, but it is still the armour that made start sobbing on the ground. Is just being a massive ass. He is sobbing on the ground people. That doesn't affect you in anyway. Do you feel nothing for this character.
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>>477455
*Takes a look at this Quest
*Appledude sometimes was the only guy posting.

No, I prefer to care about real people. But is in character for the MC to worry and ask him what to do about the armor deal.

The MC is just twelve, and a tad clueless about some things.

Plus asking Adrian means the GM is the one deciding anyway.
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>>477479
Ah yes. You are quite high and mighty. Caring only about real people. Remember people never get invested in a story. Never get emotional over a book or movie. That is for the lessers.

If you want to ask the character, fine. I am very clearly in the minority here and people just want a punching bag that they can insult and bully.
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>>476732
You are a middle schooler, I'm gonna need an int check for you to even know that. d20+3

>>477479
>>477427

Judging by Adrian's reaction he seems quite upset. Yuki was patting him on the back and telling me that everything will be alright but he remains unconvinced. You should at least try to talk to him about it. You kneel down next to him. "You really don't like it do you." "It's not like there is anything wrong with the armor as armor it's just, being associated with a monkey is humiliating and on top of that, monkey king?! I guess I am the most idiotic monkey out of them all." "Well, maybe we can just take off the decorative stuff like the tail and hat?" The armor was still based on the monkey king but taking away the more decorative items might make it better. At least you hope Adrian thinks so.

Roll 2d20
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Rolled 18 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>478088
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>>478112
Thinking about monkeys so much reminded you of that one time in 5th grade your teacher went on a whole stint about monkeys. You remember she mentioned someone named Son Goku or Sun Wukong the Monkey King. He was a famous mythological character that ended up becoming a great stage and was recognised by the Buddha himself. Whoever that was.
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(Weren't you gonna run the game tomorrow?)
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>>478335
(I am, but small stuff like this I can do in my free time.)
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>>478141
We got that with a 21?

Good lord we don't even know the word sage do we?
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>>478382
We are twelve, not a dictionary.

So, do nost people at least agree to go back with the old nan so the rest of the party learns magic?
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>>478430
Isn't that against board rules
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>>478449
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So back on topic, what are your favorite and less favourite characters not counting the MC?

I like Aki and Yuki, I find then funny.

And Victoria is interesting in the way violent females are.

I don't like the rape horse and the Imp mother for evident reasons. If we didn't have death magic to scare them away things would have ended bad.

Adrian is... well a complication that's useful as a suport unit.

Anna whole purpose seems to be fighting with Victoria and is getting tiresome.

The Imps aren't in the combat pastebin and have been with us for a while.

What was the MC name again?
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So are you all going to convince Adrian that is armor is fucking awesome? If so roll 2d20+3

Otherwise, you all are heading to Auriel to teach Adrian magic.

>>479738
MC doesn't have a set name, people just refer to her generically as "hero" or "leader"
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>>482321
put "dice+2d20+3" in the options field in the reply box
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Rolled 17, 1 + 3 = 21 (2d20 + 3)

>>482267
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Rolled 11, 12 + 3 = 26 (2d20 + 3)

>>482267
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Rolled 2, 19 + 3 = 24 (2d20 + 3)

>>479738
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Well, let's see how that goes...
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>>482392
>>482409
>>478413
>>476738
>>476732

Maybe you can convince Adrian that his armor is actually pretty awesome and he doesn’t know it. “Adrian, your armor is the best decorated and more finely crafted out of all of ours. It may be based on the monkey king, but have you ever heard of Sun Wukong, the monkey king of legend who became a great and wise sage and we even recognized by the Buddha himself! Also, think of the positive symbolism monkeys have. Quickness, flexibility, witful, agile and graceful. As I said the tail and hat are just decoration and can be removed although I think the hat is pretty cool myself.” When you say that most of your friends get a look on their face that said: “You do?”

Adrian looks up and wipes the odd mixture of dirt and tears from his face. “Was this buddha guy and important person?” I mean from the way you said it, yeah but your teacher never mentioned who exactly he was. “Yeah… he was a great man who many look up to as a figure of greatness, some still do to this day.” That was vague as hell, but hopefully, it was enough. “Alirght… I’ll wear it and use the staff. But no tail and no hat.” “That is completely reasonable and we are sorry if you think we were making fun of your or something. That wasn’t the case.” Victoria whispers under her breath, “It was kinda funny.”

Either way, it seems you convinced Adrian that his armor was acceptable and the smith's hard work won’t have gone to waste afterall. You help pick Adrian off the ground and give him a pat on the shoulder. “Adrian your armor is quite cool and I think you will come to appreciate it more with time.” “Yeah…” He still seems a little down about it, but the armor could only help him. You’re sure he will come to like it given time.
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>>482484

Now though you must turn your attention on where to go from here. You thought about maybe going to the Mikawa river that splits off from the Aizu. But on the way there why don’t we stop to see Auriel his is right outside the forest in a direct path to the river. At least you hope he is still there. Maybe he can teach some of the other members of your party magic. At the time he said that only You, Yuki and Anna had the potential but you also remember that through his communication sphere he gave you he said Adrian also had the potential. Rozalin already seems to have some sort of charm magic, and the imps can turn invisible. Either way seeing the old wizard again would probably let you train more effectively in magic. That is if he doesn’t send you all on another time travel expedition.

“Alright everyone we should go check on Auriel, he is near here and maybe he can give us some help with our progressing magic skills. “Everyone seems to be in agreement. Though Aki, Victoria, Anna and Yuki seem a little concerned. Probably remembering the time traveling fiesta where you indirectly cause the death of a village.

You wanted to say proper farewells to Queen Kanon for her hospitality and provision of Wilhelms services so you head back to her palace. “Queen Kanon, we have decided to now take our leave, Thank you for your hospitality and the provision of Wilhelms services. He is indeed a master smith worthy of high praise.” “Yes, he is. Thank you again, heroes, for getting to the bottom of that mess. I wish the results were better, but I think we will be able to make due just fine in the current situation.” “I wish you the best of luck, your majesty.” “And I you.” You take your leave from the royal palace and the village as a whole. Thankfully Melo wasn’t there to bog you down somehow, you are sure she would find a way to. Instead, you head headlong to ruins of the ancient village.

Roll a d20
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>482486
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>482486
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>482486
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That's doesn't look good. At least Adrian keep the armor.
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>>482509
>>482531
>>482503

You were making your way down to the ancient village and apparently decided it would be a good idea to cut back through the forest. I mean it was the fastest way to get there. Granted not the safest. “Augh, I hate being in this forest again, it reminds me of when we had to fight the birds,” Victoria complains. Anna agrees, “Tell me about it” Adrian jumps in “I was there for months, just being in a forest gives me bad memories. I had it pretty alright though all things considered, but still, those siren bastards were jerks. Hopefully that riot you all caused ended that village, if not at least its slavery.” You think the same. Though being in a forest reminds you of another time you were in one. You hear skittering above you. It was probably nothing. Forests tend to make noises sometimes.

Turns out it was something. You hear some more skittering as you are all shot with silk webbing from above.

Roll d20+4
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Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>482559
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Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>482559
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Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>482559
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Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>482577
You doomed us all.
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>>482591
why don't you roll in case of a 20?
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>>482577

Despite this happening to you before you were completely unaware of anyone ever trying to ambush you. After all with your new fancy armor and weapons what was there to fear in this forest. Turns out it’s spiders You were all caught in an ambush and plastered with webbing. You tried to escape but the more you struggled the worse it got. Then you finally reached the point where you couldn’t move. You hear a chuckle, “This was the easiest catch yet! And there are so many! We will be set for at least a week.” oh no. You see an Arachne come slowly down a tree and look over her prizes. “Wait a minute, the spider investigates all the caught prey until she landed on you. “Oh, so it’s you.” The Arachne venomously spewed. You came back here with your fancy new weapons to finish us off huh?” “N-No, not at all! We just wanted to pass through like last time.” “And now like last time you are caught helplessly by us.” “I think you remember what happens next. She flashes her fangs and starts leaning in for a bite. You only have seconds to react but you have to think of something. Your first instinct was to radiate death magic from your body, but the webbing is so thickly stuck onto you that it is only rotting away at the inside layers. It would take at least a few minutes to burn all the way through. Damn, this is bad.

>Write in
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>>482625
Anon we have more than three rolls and the GM alredy said she will ignore all other rolls and the bonuses if we get a 1. So that five equals a one and even getting a 19+4 would ve useless anyway.
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>>482641
You could have gotten a 20.
Remember, OP has taken a 20 over a 1 before.
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Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>482638
"You are beautiful."

Rolling for seduction
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>>482641
Nat 1s are only overridden by nat 20s

except in cases of advantage rolls, (like the MC using charisma which is rolled with 2d20+? the highest roll is always chosen in that case)
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>>482652
Eh let's go with this even if is the wrong type of dice.
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>>482652
Roll that again
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Rolled 17, 3 = 20 (2d20)

>>482665

Bonus:?
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>>482677
A 3? Well now we die.

A pity, I liked this quest.
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>>482680
Is the highest roll plus the bonus so is actually 17 + ?, right?
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>>482680
The GM just said is the highest roll.
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>>482677

You stumble out of your mouth “You are beautiful” She pulls back from her incoming bite. “Ohh, what is this. A last desperate attempt to keep me from eating you and your friends?” You need to lay it on thick. “Not at all miss, your eyes shine brightly as the color of gemstones, your legs are sleek and awe inspiring, your well-developed body is a pleasure to behold and even your fangs have charm in their beautiful shape.” The Arachne chuckles, “My what fine compliments coming from a desperate human. Tell me do you all speak like this?” “Not at all miss, only your radiance has propelled me to such words, I have never thought another was as quniquely beatiful as you were.” Now she looks curious, “Uniquely beautiful?” “I apologize if I offended, I am only commenting on how no other I have I seen that has your distinct mixutre that produces beauty. If I may say your body and prescence inspires both fear and arousal. One part of me is terrified to be your meal, while the other part is gazing at your lovely self. It has caused an intense attraction.” “My my,” the arachne sits down next to you and runs her exoskeletal fingers around your face. “You have quite the way with words young one.” The moments ago terrifying night crwaler was blushing cutely. “Perhaps we shall see where this goes…” “I would love to, though I must ask that you do not harm myself or my friends, you may keep them prisoner but I am afraid their harm will end our lovely time together for I would kill myself with grief.” “Heh, you say this to ensure your friends' safety when you have no right to, strange how I find this so interesting. Maybe if you show me a good time, I’ll be more inclined to let you all go.” She has a face on of both intrigue, amusement, and arousal, yet she still manages to keep her malicious aura intact. You can’t let your guard down, but at the same time, all you could do at this point to avoid being eating was dig yourself deeper into this hole.

The arachne speaks again, “I believe last time we introduced ourselves infromaly, so let us do so again formally. My name is Fey and you are currently my prey, in both body, and perhaps desire.” You gulped in nervousness.” “A pleasure Fey. “Now that that is out of the way we shall head to our home for… intimate matters. But for now… let me get a taste” she closes her face toward yours and makes her way to your neck. You can feel the light tickling sensation move trough your body as Fey starts licking your neck. “Heh, not bad human, now to take a bite.” “Wha-?” The next instant Fey bites into your neck. Your body is slowly going numb and your vision is becoming hazy. A constantly shifting and whoozing image of Fey speaks to you as you lose conciousness,“This might be fun…”
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>>482741

You awaken what you can only guess is hours later in a small room. It looks rather normal all things considered. Bed, nightstand. Desk, but the new one was all the webbing hanging from the ceiling that seemed to stretch all the way around the room and back again. You didn’t know where Fey was, but so far your plan had worked since she didn’t kill you outright. Still, you can’t do much in your position, but we need to figure out a way to deal with this.

Roll a d20+2 for investigation

And
>Keep using seduction, so far it has worked well. If things go well you will get out of this yet!
>Write in
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Rolled 13, 18 + 2 = 33 (2d20 + 2)

>>482749
>Keep using seduction, so far it has worked well. If things go well you will get out of this yet!
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Rolled 18, 4 + 2 = 24 (2d20 + 2)

>>482749
Investigate.
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Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>482749
Talk to Mother after investigating the room and ask her for advice.
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Yeah let's talk with mother as soon as we can. And why we went using the forest again? It has given us nothing but trouble.
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>>482819
>>482791

You take a moment to investigate your surroundings further. “Hmmm.” There was a lot of cloth around here various colors of thread were woven together to form shirts, scarves, hats you name it. Spindles were about on what you assume is Fey’s desk. “She knits?” I mean she is a spider that spins webs but to think she spends her free time knitting is for some reason a little strange. Probably because you imagine your grandma doing it and not an attractive Arachne.

You also notice that there are several books around the room some of them looked to be Siegfried's works, others looked to be ghastly tutorial books titled, “Cooking with Bones.” There also seemed to be some untitled plain books near her desk. The room looked rather dark in color and you smelt the faint smell of burnt wax as you noticed the half used candles sitting on the night stand.

Overall it seemed like a surprisingly normal room wich felt odd for that domineering spideress, but none the less maybe you should think of a way out of here. You situation still isn't the best tied up like this, but maybe you can talk to a special someone about your situation. You close your eyes. “Mother are you there?” “Yes, Darling? I assume you need help with the spiders.” “Yeah, I got this far but do you have any advice or any knowledge on these types that may help. Well, I think your seduction route is going much better than expected. Besides, tactics against the Arachne are unknown to me. What I can tell you though is that this Fey woman clearly enjoys being in positions of power. Submitting may not be the most glorious of ways to survive for now, but you could likely fall back on it if all else fails. You’re such a good talker though dear so perhaps whispering more sweet nothings may get you somewhere. It’s worked so far.” Yeah, it has, but you don’t know if you should be happy or not about it. “Other than that darling knowing your opponent is critical even in intimate matters you may want to read her unlabeled books. They are likely diaries.” “But how do I do that from my position?” “Bust your way out with your magic darling, focusing all your mana to one point should create a hole to work with quickly.” She stops for a minute and you hear a gasp, “Here I am spoiling you again darling with my answers. Oh your just so cute to refuse sometimes.“T-Thanks Mother.” You open your eyes. You focus your magic power as mother suggested and make a small hole with you start to eat away at. While doing so you think that It might be a good thing just to continue your seduction angle and you’ll stick with it. Still, learning about her would help with that.

Roll 1d20 +3
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>>482835
True. Let's avoid the damn forest and the cursed lands from now on, if we get out of this.
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>>482838
Information is power and she is a predator, she could est our friends anyway.

(And the GM got a sub fetish it seems)
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>>482845
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Rolled 8 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>482849
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Rolled 18 + 3 (1d20 + 3)

>>482838
The more we know the more we can get out this situation.
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>>482852
Nice roll.

And yes knowledge is power.
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>>482852

You work that opening you made and after a bit, you are able to break free of your bonds! Now time to learn more about ms Fey. You take Mother’s advice and search the unlabeled books on her desk.

Mother was right, it was definitely a diary. Let's see what she writes about, “Today we captured some rats and stray birds, and I knitted a hat.” Hmm, that's pretty normal if not a little boring. Let's check the next day, “Today we managed to capture a group of deer and I knitted a scarf.” Again pretty boring. You start flipping through more of the book at faster and after checking out about ten other pages you can confirm that this first volume at the very least was just a list of tasks that describe a day with nothing going on.

You set that one down and pick up the next one under it. Another diary but this one was much more emotionally written it seems. “These people here don’t think I have what it takes, well let's see about that after I capture huge hauls of food. That would make them shut up. Too bad most forest creatures avoid our section now. Maybe something special will come my way.” Interesting, you continue. “Today we caught a group of humans and a snake.” Oh hey, that’s you from before. “They broke free of our web though and even beat us up.” You notice that the pen mark was much deeper in that next sentence. Damn it could have been a chance to show these ingrants that I am better but I messed it up. Not to mention the brat that got away just left me there insulted and humiliated in front of everyone.” thats not good for you. The next entry reads, “The people here do’t trust me anymore after that failure, they were already questioning me but my apparent failure to catch the biggest and rarest haul that fell right into our hands was apparent.” Later on, “Imbeciles! This village has been stagnant for years and no one trusts anyone to lead effectively. Everyone is too busy arguing about how to do things to actually do the damn thing! Some say we should move, others say we stay and just expand our territiroy, but that has complications with both the dark elves in teh south and the harpies in the north. I say we pack up and leave this damn place. It is too much to hope for anything better than what slipped through last time. When I was leading I thought our old ways would be sufficient, but the village is slowly shrinking. Yet these idiots either think nothing is wrong or that everything is someone else's fault. Whatever I guess I’ll just keep going as I have been. I have no more power and sustaining myself outside the village is likely difficult without the others joining. This entire situation is frustrating. At least I can knit to keep my mind off things.” Everything past that entry just repeats her frustrations until the pages turn blank.
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>>482891

That one had a lot of information. As you put it down you hear a scratching at the wall as someone or something is trying to get it. Could it be Fey? Or could it be something else?

>Return to your “bonds” and play the seduction game once again.
>Stay out of your bonds and play the seduction game once again
>Hide 1d20
>Write in
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>>482845
(I am a man of apparently many fetishes)
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Heading to bed, be back around 6pm PST tomorrow
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>>482891
>Stay out of your bonds and play the seduction game but with a role of advice.

She would have to be an idiot to not notice the web was damaged enough to get free.

Praise her knitting and be ready to tell her things she wants to hear mixed with advice.

Try ro remember any cool stories with spiders in them ww know or just make up one. Maybe replacing a famous historical leader you know about with a spider?
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>>483218
This but let's change spider for just a "famous human queen".
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>>483243
Yes.

"Alexandra the Great was born a long time ago in the far away land of Macedonia. Her full name was Alexandra the Third of Macedonia and she was daughter of Queen Olympias of Epirus. Alexandra was such a great queen that is said her real story is larger than the legends she inspired..."

"It's unclear exactly what killed her. Some have suggested that she died of alcohol poisoning after a drinking contest with some of her soldiers, others suggest that she was poisoned, and still others believe that she may have caught some form of unknown disease.

But I think it was disapointment, she was the most powerful queen of her time, she had the most fertile lands and the most riches and she had taken over the city with most knowledge yet she was unable to reach the end of the world. And worse, her own people in Macedonia and Epirus secretly mocked Alexandra for believing herself a goddess..."

"Yet despite not realising her dream, Alexandra never lost a battle, one of the few military leaders of whom this can be said. She was also very interested in philosophy, culture, and the arts, and her conquests led to Macedonian culture getting spread around the world. Nowadays my people considerer her the greatest Queen of all time."
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>>483247
>>483218
>>483243

Roll 2d20+10You diffidently earned it
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>>484828
Almost
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Rolled 12, 3 + 10 = 25 (2d20 + 10)

>>484798

Here it goes.
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Rolled 19, 19 + 10 = 48 (2d20 + 10)

>>484798
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Rolled 18, 19 + 10 = 47 (2d20 + 10)

>>484846
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So apparently we are a liar, a storyteller and used to pay attention in class. Are we gonna grow fox ears and a tail?
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>>484884
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>>484845

Your cocoon was broken and there was no way she wouldn’t notice that. It's best to stay our of your bonds and spin all this to your advantage, though we should still be sexy about it. You move back to the bed without your bonds on and wait. As you guessed Fey is the one who opened the door, and she seems surprised. “Oh? You managed to free yourself and you didn’t try to break out?” “There would be no point if I did, I am hopelessly entangled in your web and my friend's whereabouts are unknown. Not to mention, I remember us discussing a night of fun.”She giggles, “fufu, my aren’t you enthusiastic but also understand your place.” “Speaking of places your home is quite lovely, all these clothes are quite intricately made and there is so much variety in design and color! Where did you get them?” “I uh… made them.” She seems a bit embarrassed about it. “Really? Well, you are quite the knitter! I would love to have something knitted by you in the future.” “That can be… arranged.” she seems to still be embarrassed a smidge from your compliments, but that in no way overpowers her almost constant aura of maliciousness.

Maybe you can give her some advice for her situation but how do you bring it up? “Fey while you were gone I heard others outside talking about troubles in the village. I am in no right to ask you and expect answers but what is happening?” She gets an annoyed look on her face, “All the people here a pricks and that is all what matters. No one listens to each other.” “Maybe what you need is a leader of some sort, maybe even a king or queen.” “Not much good that will do, they can’t listen to anyone.” “Have you ever thought about yourself Fey being leader? Why not you to be the one to try and fix it all?” “I trie-” “After all you captured all of us easily, when we last met you were the clear leader of the group as you were this time. You have a commanding presence that makes people want to follow you. I think you would be great as a leader.” You know she was once the leader but you had to cut her off in the middle of her explanation. She blushes again, “I have considered it but I don’t know if I could be a strong leader.” “Would you mind if I told you a story of a great female ruler from my home? You remind me a lot of her and you could end up being just like her!” “Is that a good thing?” “You’ll find out within the story.” She lets you begin your tale.
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>>484998
>>483247

Thank god you paid attention to your crazy 5th-grade teacher who went on rants constantly. Otherwise, you would have nothing to go off of. "Alexandra the Great was born a long time ago in the far away land of Macedonia. Her full name was Alexandra the Third of Macedonia and she was the daughter of Queen Olympias of Epirus. Alexandra was such a great queen that is said her real story is larger than the legends she inspired..."

Fey seems interested in this story at first. Better keep going.

"It's unclear exactly what killed her. Some have suggested that she died of alcohol poisoning after a drinking contest with some of her soldiers, others suggest that she was poisoned, and still others believe that she may have caught some form of unknown disease.”

She now seems a bit confused but you press on.

But I think it was a disappointment, she was the most powerful queen of her time, she had the most fertile lands and the most riches and she had taken over the city with most knowledge yet she was unable to reach the end of the world. And worse, her own people in Macedonia and Epirus secretly mocked Alexandra for believing herself a goddess..."

Again she is interested if not more so.

"Yet despite not realising her dream, Alexandra never lost a battle, one of the few military leaders of whom this can be said. She was also very interested in philosophy, culture, and the arts, and her conquests led to Macedonian culture getting spread around the world. Nowadays my people considered her the greatest Queen of all time."

This last part Fey became almost enthralled wit your words. She especially liked the "greatest Queen of all time" part.
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>>485006

You finish your long winded story and can only hope it worked as you planned. Fey asks,“And I remind you of her?” “Very much so many disregarded Alexandra when she was younger, but the potential she had to rule is the same I see in that beautiful body of yours. The spider looks up at the ceiling. “That was quite a tale you spun. But perhaps I can spin me another tale.” “I would love to hear it, Fey.” “Alright…” She starts walking toward you, her eyes analyze you almost lustfully. “It involves an Arachne and a young woman. The woman is caught in the Arachne’s web but the woman promises the Arachne a fabulous sexual encounter to save her life. The Arachne intrigued, takes up the woman's offer and slowly climbs over them.” Fey mimics the Arachne in her story and climbs onto the bed and on top of you. “I’m afraid I forget the rest of the tale, but perhaps some physical interaction would jog my memory. She brings her face close to yours he licks her lips and bears her fangs.

>I would love to hear how this story ends (engage with Fey)Will lead to lewd
>I am sorry Fey, I can not hear the end of this story because (what?)
>Write in
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>>485009
>I am sorry Fey, I can not hear the end of this story because...

Start to cry like the twelve year old we are and give a biased account of our story made to cause pity and compassion.
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>>485018
This.

We are twelve no.matter what our body looks like after all.
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>>485018
Makes sence she would have another breakdown of sorts. I like this idea.

We basically explain we are a child cursed by magic, who got her parents killed by Mother and was forced on a doomed quest while a curse have her an older body and how despite trying our best we just cause death and suffering. And how the people we care about keeping getting hurt and almost die all the time.

How we wish this nightmare would finally end and we would wake back home with our parents.

And so on...
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>>485040
While I would normally vote for lewds this is way more in character. So yeah let's do this.
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>>485018
>>485040
>>485041
>>485045

Despite your bravado to this point, the reality of what might happen starts to set in. you may have an older body and act very mature for your age, but you still can’t manage to comprehend emotional or physically sexual instances like this. You start to tear up at what might happen. You don’t understand it and it frankly scares you. Your minor tears turn into open crying. Fey notices your distress, “Whatever is the matter. Could it be you are scared because it is your first time. Well don’t worry I will take it slow and guide you through step. By. step.” She gets closer and wipes away your tears, but they are instantly replaced with more. She tries to lick your neck and continue her advances but your distress did not cease. After a minute Fey could not bring herself to continue. “What is the matter?!” *sniff* “It’s just this all scares me beyond belief…” “Our actions? You were perfectly calm until this point?” *sniff* not our actions, but all of this.” “What is “this.”?” “Everything….*sniff* it’s just too much.” “You will have to explain to me what you are trying to say.” “Alright…”

“I am a child cursed by a magic somehow that allows my body to age but not my mentality. I was the age of 12 when this happened and I am still 12 despite this.” You motion to your whole body. It terrifies me that I am changing like this.*sniff* Not only that, but I was stolen from my home by a vampire how killed my parents! Then forced on a doomed quest which has me travel the world. We honestly try our best but we only cause suffering and death. I can’t keep doing this. All my friends and I are in constant danger for their lives and almost die all the time. Just like now. I had hoped that these armaments would protect us, but I was a fool for ever believing that. *sniff* All of this is just too sad, too cruel for a young girl to have imposed on her”

Roll 1d20+4
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Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>485096
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>>485103

“My, that is quite unfortunate for you. You have been dealing with this for a long time.” You nod. “And you just want your friends freed huh? Well, I do feel a tad sorry for you and your words earlier were quite pleasant.” I suppose I can help you. Though I honestly don’t want to and shouldn’t let you go. The village will have my head after that successful catch.

>Why don’t you just become the leader of the village? (how will you do that)
>Why don’t you just come with us?
>Write in
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>>485145
>Why don’t you just become the leader of the village?

"The harpies owe me a big one and I could help you and your people to become allies of them. There is a misterious necromancer whose minions destroyed the Goblins capital city so an alliance would be helpful in case it comes for the forest next. I am sure your species silk is quite valuable and they would be willing to trade for it. Or if you think it would be too much trouble, you could just go there and become a seam mistress. You would become rich fast as you would be the only provider of spider silk clothes."
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>>485156

“If that is the case Fey why don’t you become the leader of the village?” “Despite your words earlier I had my opportunity and failed, they no longer listen to me.” “Then you simply need to make them. You were the one who caught us, you must have some amount of weight at least for the moment.” “Even so convincing my people to actually let you go and let me lead will take more than pretty words.” She would be surprised at the amount of crap your mouth got you out of. “I am friends with the harpies to the north. You could become allies with them as well as trade partners to keep your village afloat.” “Explain further…” “Well after a man and his minions destroyed the capital of their allies they could use more in the face of potential threat. Your silks and crafts are and would be considered highly valuable, which makes trade between you too easy. If all else fails I am positive you could move there and work as a highly successful seamstress.” The arachne thinks over your words. “It can work but the idiots here are too busy looking for flaws to look for positives. I will try to convince them, but I don’t know. If things come to it living away from these ingrates would be a pleasant change.” Wonderful. “But if it does come to that case you will have to fight your way out of here.” “I understand, all we need is our arms and I think we can make short work of those who try to stop us. Though I do not wish to kill anyone…” Fey chuckles, “You are so cute trying to be so merciful, just like when you decided not to kill me when we first met. I hated you back then, but maybe things will change with this.”

We can go about this a couple ways. I can approach my people while you work to free your friends. Or you and I can address my people in some way. The first will cause problems if people find out. The second is safer but if we fail you are in an even tighter spot.

Hmmm.
>Talk to the arachne with Fey
>Fey talks to the Arachne and you try to free everyone
>Fey talks to her people by herself and we see how that goes
>Write in
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>>485220
"Well... every other single time In this world thaf I have done public speaking I had allies. Here it would be me and you against people who have no reason to trust me. Maybe we could practice together what you will say them until you know it well and so you are ready to answer any criticisms?"

Basically we coach the spider so she can talk in public and give her a prepared speech and answers to the most likely criticisms she will face. There is no big hurry so we can be at this until she gets it.
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>>485237
Roll a d20+4
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Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>485240
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Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>485240
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>>485271
We taught the spider to be a charismatic talker it seems.
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>>485271

You talking with the arachne with Fey would be too suspicious and they would trust Fey far less than if she was alone. In which case, you should coach Fey on speaking to people like you do. I mean for the most part, you figure you are pretty good at this. “You should talk to them yourself Fey, but I will help you get charismatic. Let's get a speech ready. “Okay,” You go over the basics of a speech, direction, hard openings of the village's well-being. A subtle jab at the ingrates , a reaffirmation that the people’s lives will improve. Tie it all up with the push for change and Fey being the epicenter of it. You were surprised at how fast she managed to memorize the speech, she even improved some things in your rehearsals that were quite welcome additions. Either she was good at this already or you are way too good of a teacher.

“Next comes the hard part, though, after the speech you need to be able to answer questions and criticisms with complete confidence. There are bound to be common discouragement and we can address those now too.” Fey nods. You go over basic argument tactics, the use of logic and the like. I mean you really just told her the things you do which kind of come naturally to you, but she picks it up quickly and when you practice she answers fluidly and with complete confidence. Wow, you must be an awesome teacher.

After practicing for a few hours you think Fey is more than ready. She gets up to head out for the moment of truth. “Alright, here we go are you going to stay here for the time being?”

>Try to sneak around and find your friends (d20+3)
>Stay here
>Write in
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>>485312
"I will stay here because if they find me the plan will be ruined."
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>>485318
This.
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>>485318
This works. We don't want to ruin that 24 after all.
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>>485318

You thought about going to your friends but it would jeopardize your plan. “I’ll stay here Fey, we don’t want to jeopardize anything and you’ll be fine.” You're a bit upset you won’t be able to hear much of your hard work but based on how well she picked up your tips she should be just fine. “Alright here I go,” Fey walks out the door while you give her an enthusiastic thumbs up. All you have to do is wait but from time to time you can hear the highlights of her talks with the other arachne. “We have grown stagnant for far too long, and either we gain proper leadership or we slowly die. We will form an alliance with the harpies to the north weakened after a blow to their own allies. We can trade and sustain ourselves better with their assistance.” Fey was hitting all the right notes. “We will grow as a people and we will no longer be subject to infinite pessimisms.” Her speech ended with a powerful statement as you had planned. You hear clapping for the most part but then came the moment of truth., “So we just throw away our catch?” “No, they have agreed to be emissaries along with another for our people. They are heroes in the eyes of the harpies and it will only strengthen our chances of success. Another pitch perfect response. You agreed to be an emissary, but you'll be forcing the others to tag along. “Keep it up Fey,” you say to yourself. You hear another critique “So what about hunting? Will we just be forced to stop.” You didn’t practice this question… “Uhh... “ Fey stumbles for a moment but picks it up quickly, “We will be able to hunt animals insects and the like, not sentient people.” That was good, it keeps the hunters happy despite the changes to their lives. After a few more questions which were all easily answered the people agreed, “Fey you will be the temporary leader while we proceed with your plan. If you let these people go and your plan fails you will be exiled.” That’s pretty harsh, but I guess it is their customs. Fey simply states “Understood,” before making her way back to you. After she comes inside and closes the door behind her she relaxes her entier body and slinks to the floor. “Who knew talking could be so, tiring.” It really can be sometimes.

“Way to go, Fey, our plan worked, now we can get out of here and help your village.” “Yeah, we’ll leave for the harpies in the morning. You can stay here for the time being. “I can?” She gets the energy to stand up and walk over,” Yes you can, She falls over on top of you.” You would be confused if this hasn’t happened to you enough time. “F-Fey we talked about this.” “Yeah, but I won’t do anything, just this.” She lays down with you and she is keeping you from moving.

>This is fine
>”What about my friends? Can I see them now?”
>Bad touch
>Write in
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Heading to bed, be back around 6pm PST as usual
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>>485374
>”What about my friends? Can I see them now?”
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>>485374
>”What about my friends? Can I see them now?”

We might not be still be worried about rape but ahe is no Aki. She is also an ungrateful bastard who was gonna kill us until we tricked her.
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>”What about my friends? Can I see them now?”

We are a worrywart after all. Plus I am quite sure if we keep like this we are gonna grow fox ears.

Also what anon said >>485518
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>>485519

At least then we would be quite young for a Kitsune so no fear ofvour acelerated aging killing us soon.
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My computer did a huge update on me that lasted almost an hour when I got home. To compensate for time My first post tonight will be 30 minutes late. Sorry
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>>485515
>>485518
>>485519

“What about my friends? Can I see them now?” Fey pulls herself off of you. I suppose that is reasonable, but I assure you that your friends are safe. I made it explicitly clear not to hurt them until our “business” is over with.” “Still…” The arachne sighs, “Fine.” She gets up off of you and then offers you her hand. You accept and you are pulled from the bed and you slowly begin your walk through the spider village which you are seeing for the first time. The village was built on platforms high up in the trees. Webbing ran almost everywhere and they were made into small roads through the trees. Thankfully for you that they constructed wooden bridges between each major platform which kept you from falling. Fey begins to speak as you admire the surroundings, “Your friends were being held in the pens we make for other game.” They were being treated like animals?! “Take me to them quickly!” following her suggestion you hasten your trip. After crossing several platforms you came to the animal pens and found your friends huddled together in bonds there. You call out, “Everyone!” Your friends all raise their heads to meet you as you sprinted over to the pens. You then yelled at Fey, “Get them out.” “Okay okay,” The spideress walks over and opens the gate. You rush inside and unite everyone as fast as you could.” “FUCKING SPIDERS,” was the first words from Victoria’s mouth. If you were in her position you would wholeheartedly agree. “Is everyone okay?” Anna fills you in, “Yeah, they only tied us up and threw us in here. And the worst we had to deal with was being uncomfortable.” Fey nods at you as if to say “See?” At any rate, you and your friends have reunited and thanks to Fey’s speech you all should be safe in the city. Though just in case you all stick close to Fey, who now that you think about it turned from a terrifying enemy who threatened to eat you to a leader of a village who you promoted and even helped. The things that happen in this plane confuse you a lot sometimes.

Either way, it was getting late and Fey wanted you all to escort her to the harpies tomorrow morning so it is probably best you all stay here for the night.

What should you do in the village tonight though you wonder?

>Investigate more of the village
>Talk with Fey
>Just go to bed, it has been a long day
>Write in
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>>487073
>Just go to bed, it has been a long day

Yeah, we don't want to get killed by hostile spiders or kidnapped by the Master minions.
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>Just go to bed, it has been a long day

It really has and honesty we are tored frombdo much talking and thinking, plus we are in hostile territory.
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>>487331
>>487341

It has been a hell of a long day, between the ups of getting new equipment and the downs of almost being eaten a lot had happened and being safe and just staying at Fey’s now crowded place would be the wisest course of action. You lay down to just forget it all and head to bed and Aki lays down next to you smiling. You were a little concerned if she had other ideas, You whisper to her, “Aki everyone is here.” “I know but just this much is alright right?” She was just laying down next to you, nothing to be concerned over, but your worrywart-ness flares in almost all situations at this point. “Aki just whispers, “It’s okay just go to sleep and relax.” “Alright…” You and your friends then head off to dreamland within your former assailant's house.

You woke up the next morning thankfully in the same spot you fell asleep and not bound. Fey was already up and about and looked to be preparing for her trip. “Okay I need this….this….this.” She looked like she was packing essentials but she was really packing thread, needles and one of her books. She finishes up quickly, “There. Alright, now we can head out when you are ready.” “Yeah… about that…” All of your friends were still passed out and waking them could be hard, especially Aki. You convinced Fey to wait an hour for people to get awake. As you expected Aki was the last one to get up. “Are we…. Okay?” she groggily asks the same thing you were thinking when you woke up. “Yeah, Fey kept us safe.” You then address your host, “Thank you, Fey, for keeping us safe here.” “No problem, truthfully you all should have been fine after last night but I understand your… hesitance.” She should, she tried to kill you all yesterday. But you guess that will quickly become water under the bridge.

You stuck to your word with Fey and decided to head back to the harpy village for a minor detour to arrange a meeting between her and the harpy queen. You were pretty certain that they would be okay with an alliance and trade deal, given recent events and the harpies always liked finely crafted goods. Fey and her people can definitely produce silk in large quantities and can become accomplished silk traders.
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>>487402

You journey back through the forest was thankfully less eventful than the last one just yesterday. It didn’t seem like the rest of your party was too happy with Fey, but you assured them that after yesterday you can trust her. As they were threatened to be eaten a short while ago they are still reasonably hesitant.

Once you get to the village the harpies notice your group and wave you through immediately, Fey included. You headed to the royal palace first thing and talked with Queen Kanon directly. “Your majesty Queen Kanon we return,” “And so quickly? Is something the matter?” “Indeed, we ran into the Arachne and after talking with them they wanted to request an alliance and trade partnership.” “Truly? I had heard that the arachne are ill-tempered and spend their time hunting.” This time Fey speaks up, “Queen Kanon I am the current leader and representative of the Arachne and I speak for my people that the village is considering trade and diplomacy over our old aggressive ways.” The Queen looks at you and you nod in reassurance. “Very well, you will have your trade agreement, but we will need to send our own emissaries to talk before an alliance is agreed upon. “That is fair your majesty.” Well, that is a good thing for both these people. When you leave the royal palace once again Fey talks to you. “Thank you for the talk and help, I would never have imagined that the food we captured would end up helping us solve our problem.” you shrug, it is kind of what you do. She walks up to you. “Thank you personally and if you ever wanted a place to rest you will be welcome in our village, at least if everything goes the way we want it to.” “It will Fey just believe.” “I will, but I also wanted to tell you." She places her hand on your shoulder but then starts to run it down your chest and abdomen. “If you ever wish to see me, you know where I will be.” “G-Good to know?”

Now you finally head back out to towards Auriel’s place, but this time, you are taking the plain route.

Roll d20
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>>487410
Can we get a bonus from being paranoid and alert?
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

Well we are way more paranoid and alert than last time...
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>487410
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>>487455

Thank god or whoever that your journey, this time, was much much MUCH better and you got to the familiar ancient ruins safely. You search for that wall where you first entered Auriel’s “home?”

When you get to Auriel's “place” which was really an ancient ruin ground you find the familiar wall with the secret entrance. Some of your friends, however, seem a bit confused. “Why did we come here again?” Rozalin asks. “To meet an old friend who can hopefully help us. Though… he is an eccentric sort.” “What exactly do you mean?” “You’ll see.” You once again find that seemingly flat wall that when you approach a message appears before you reading “The young girl recognized.” and the secret door slides open. Door the doorway was a long set of stairs. “Alright, everyone single file on in.” “Are you sure?” asked Adrian. “Positive,” “Well….” “Oh come on!” you drag him in after you. He really didn’t have anything to be afraid of. Unless he was terrified of wizards. Or old people. The first of those possibilities you understand. The other one is a little mean.

You all slowly walk down the stairs to once again be greeted by lab room full of runes and one wizard sitting in a corner mumbling to himself. “Yes, yes but what does it connect to?” “The destruction of the…. No” “The death of….no” “maybe the birth of… no” “How about the….” It looked like Auriel would be doing this forever if you don’t interrupt him. “Hey, Auriel!” He springs from his seat. “YES, WHAT?!” After a second he adjusts his gaze to you all. Once he recognizes you he talks in a familiar tone, “Ahh it’s you young one, how goes your travels,” “Alright all things considered.” “Well enough that you have some new companions, let's see…” He takes a minute to look over your group. “A bicorn, a young man and two imps. you almost double since the last time! Speaking of growth it seems you have changed yourself. It was only a few months since we last saw each other and your friends look similar, but you seem to be aging?” "Auriel we came here to…

>Train/learn magic (for the mc decide between water and death)
>End this curse you seem to be afflicted with (aging, or shadows)
>Destroying the Sun Orb
>Empowering the Sun Orb
>Write in
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>>487509
What types of magics are there?
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>>487519
Surprisingly you never really did ask this question but it just now came to you. "What types of magics are there Auriel?" "Ohh that is a confusing list I am afraid. Wait one second." There was a bright flash and Auriel zipped across the room and got a book. After another bright flash, he appeared back before you. Rozalin at this point had the look of "Ohhhhh" on her face. The wizard then explains, "Well ultimately there are 3 types of magic, elemental, alternative, and mysticism." These are blanket terms that cover far to much ground because if you broke it all down you would have much too long of a list." Alright so could you describe them in general at least." "Elemental is the most simple aspect this includes fire, water, earth type magics. Something akin to nature. The alteration or Alter magics is the biggest term that contains everything from simple alterations, necromancy, light, shadow, illusions and more. then the mysticism is considered to be ancient magics, these include curses, divinations, and blessings."
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>>487556
Are there any magics that help increase my fighting prowess, strength, dexterity, agility and the like?
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>End this curse you seem to be afflicted with
Aging
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>>487560
Ditto, end the aging curse or in a few years we will look like a hag.
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>>487558
"I believe miss Anna already possess that ability. of alteration. If you wish to find something permanent that would require advanced alteration or transformation."

>>487425
That makes sense, I'll come up with something for that.
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>End the aging curse

Since his specialty is time magic, he might have the cure.
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>>487509
End the Aging Curse and to learn alteration magic to specifically increase our strength and dexterity.
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(So later, who wants to go to not Japan do Victoria becomes an Oni Girl?)
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>>487623
(And the MC gets called a Kisune by the locals)
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>>487623
I mean we have Yaga if we want to do that.
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>>487627
(We would ned to become a shspe changer to fit that, but yeah, we kind of are a trickster)
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>>487632
(I want us to turn from a trickster into a melee champion.)
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>>487602
>>487622
>>487560
>>487565

“Auriel we came here to end a curse that has been afflicted on me.” So your aging was curse inflicted. Very well, I will need to study this curse and discern proper courses of action.” The wizard motions to table and requests you lay down. “Don’t worry I am simply analyzing as of right now.” You do as Auriel asks and lay down. The next instant he raises his hands above you and you see floating runes appear below them. He waves his arms around your body and asks you questions, “So when did you notice this?” “The change has been occurring since a few months ago. My body was growing either more masculine or feminine but it has also been growing rapidly. I am still 12 but I feel like my body is that of a 15-year-old.” “Hmm, I see…” The spellcaster continues his analysis, mumbling to himself every so often.” “This curse might come from…. But if it does that means… who would… could it be…” after 5 minutes or so of this the wizard lowers his hands and gives you a diagnosis.

“This curse is a tricky one, its make is complicated and dispelling it was difficult. This curse seems complicated, though, it feels like it is a new spell entirely! There have been similar curses since ancient magics but the make and formulation of this one feel influenced, changed by other forces. Whoever it was who put this curse on either did not want you to get it removed or is using you as a test experiment.” Both of those aren’t very good. You ask hesitantly “S-So can we dispell it somehow,” “Yes but it will take time, I still don’t understand its make and to unmake a spell you, of course, have to know how to make it. This might take some time but if you seriously want this curse removed you will need to stay here for at least a week.” A whole week? Just how strong is this curse? And who the hell even cursed you?!

>Alright Auriel staying here and getting this sorted out is more important than time
>Sorry Auriel I need to travel the plane before a year passes, plus it is only affecting me ever so often.)
>Write in
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>>487633
You haven't read this quest much have you? The melee fighter is Victoria.
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>>487638
>Alright Auriel staying here and getting this sorted out is more important than time
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>Alright Auriel staying here and getting this sorted out is more important than time

We don't want to be a hag before we hit fourteen, do we?
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>>487638
>Alright Auriel, staying here and getting this sorted out is more important than time
>>487640
I've been here since the beginning, I doubt we can say the same for you. You do realize that Victoria mainly uses Javelins, and that I wanted MC to be a melee fighter, not stating the MC is a melee fighter, please learn to read.
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>Alright Auriel staying here and getting this sorted out is more important than time

HE IS A TIME WIZARD, he can make it so we expend a lot of time with him but only a few days in rsal life or something like that.
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>>487645
That's Anna, didn't Victoria get a club or something? We kind of been comparing her to an Oni lately.

And sorry if I was rude, my point is that we alredy have a Melee fighter and talking seems to be what savds us a lot of times.
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>>487651
Victoria has telekinesis and can home her spears.

Victoria primarily uses range rather than melee, more of a thrower than a melee fighter
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>>487650

Good point, as long as we expend time sometime else, he can send us back to just a few hours after we entered his place.
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>>487654
But she started as a brawler and still loves close combat. We could just make her go back to that.
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>>487657
I mean we had her roll a nat20 on her throw back with the harpies, and she has two abilities which help her with throwing, doing that would be a waste of her abilities compared to us going full melee.

We have a one-handed sword so we can still cast magic even if we went full melee.
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>>487658
Then Anna can fill that role she is supposed to be a knight isn't she?
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>>487661
Our armor is medium-heavy while Anna's is leather. Our sword stat is +6 while Anna's is +4.
We're better stated than her at melee.
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>>487661
The fun thing is, with her personalities one would expect Anna to be the distance fighter and Victoria the close combat one.
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>>487665
Anna should really have better armor but she needs to be fast or her disarming style doesn't work well.
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>>487668
It's what people wanted.
Also we actually have a backup weapon designed to parry and allow us to disarm or something.
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>>487650
>>487644
>>487642

“Alright Auriel that is fine, maybe while we are here and in the down time we can learn some more magic from you.” “You wish to learn further? And can I assume you want me to teach the others too?” “At least the ones who can learn.” "Hmmm, it will take some time away from my research but I suppose I can make due.” “For today though I will finish my analysis of your own affliction and make necessary steps. I will also need you ready and available at all times in case your condition worsens and we can analyze it. The curse so far has aged you only physically, but I fear it will also start to age you mentally if we let it sit for too long.” damn, this is as serious as you thought it was. Thankfully Auriel is a learned wizard and is by far the most qualified to help you. Besides maybe Yaga, but even then it might be a close race between the two.

Your friends seem to be a little left out of all this. They are of course equally concerned about your condition but a week of waiting can be killer, I mean you only had to wait 3 days back at the harpy village and in that time you managed to have a panic attack at a day spa. “Everyone we should be perfectly fine, just try to keep yourselves busy.” Anna seems a bit confused, “How?”

>Study with Auriel (when he has time of course. He should, though, sine he is a time wizard)
>Go on time travel adventures with Auriel (but wait, what does that mean for you?)
>Go on without me! *throw you arms across so that they cover your face dramatically*
>Write in

This time, you don't choose what happens day by day but this will determine what they are doing the entire week.
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>>487665
Our sword is better because we are the MC. And Anna is the one with physical buffs.

Doesn't matter anyway is a tad later to change the MC class. We are mid range at best since we don't have the best track record wgen fighting close combat.
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>>487675

>Study with Auriel (when he has time of course. He should, though, sine he is a time wizard)
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>>487675
Let's study, is the whole reason we came back to see him.
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>>487676
Our armor is also far better, and Anna can also buff other people.

Our only form of ranged attack is water manipulation and aqua jet, and water manipulation can't be really used offensively.
>>487675
Study.
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>>487682
Summon undead is mid range not close range.
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>>487691
That's really just fodder against large swarms of enemies.
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>>487682
>Study

In case I didn't vote for this already
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>>487677
>>487681
>>487682
>>487696

You should all study with Auriel he can help all of you out in terms of magic, well except Victoria, Aki and maybe the imps. Victoria looks disappointed and slightly annoyed. “Just let me beat something up every now and then.” You can’t exactly promise that but knowing her she will find out something.

You now you had some time as Auriel was still looking over his books to understand what was bothering you. Though you remember when you first came in and he was messing around with his books and you wonder what he was doing. “Hey, Auriel what exactly are you researching now. I thought you main study was of the ancient village.” “Indeed it was….” He pauses “Would you like tea?” “Uh… sure…” A bright flash later and here he was with tea for everyone if they wanted any. Most do. “Thank you Auriel, but we must return to the previous question.” “Ah yes, I was studying the destruction of the village here and comparing it to other destructions on the same level. There were many done in the accursed lands but If I remember that were caused by an angry dragon” “Do you think there is a correlation, yes, but what it is and why are still mysteries.” He scratches his head as he thinks about the incident once more. That must be pretty puzzling, but you were a bit more worried about yourself at the moment. Auriel after searching his book of curses and time he comes back to reality after 5 hours.he seems to have gotten a thought, “OF COURSE!” Auriel jumps up, The reason this spell is so hard to understand is that there is an alchemy being performed on it. He pulls close to a whisper that only the two of you could here. This level of alchemy and curse requires something from the cursed to keep in effect, hair, hands, feel etc. That means that the caster must be either someone you have had a bad run in with or maybe even one of the ones you travel with you....

To be continued

I am knockout tired, be back tomorrow at 6 PM PST
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>>487716
"So it was most likely the vampire that calls herself Mother doing it or that misterious Master that wants me so badly. Sincevthe curse has a few slighty beneficial effects and those two seem the most likely to have done this to me. Anyway, can you still cure me? Or at least remove the aging part of the curse and change it for something less harmful? Not that I have any clue if you can do that. I am a novice in magic after all."
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>>487721
This makes the most sence since those two have plans for us. And Baba Yaga meet us when we already had the curse.

Also if the old man cannot remove the curse, let's go with Baba Yaga to do it. Even giving her the sun orb might be worth it since if this curse was made by the Master we are fucked.
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>>487721
I agree.

While Mother seems like the most likely culttrip since she killed our parents and could have taken stuff from our house at any time since that night. In the other hand we don't know much at all about the Master and is not like we have been careful with our belongings.

Still juat talk with mother and ask as soon as we can.She owes us one since despite her denials, she is the girl of the past we helped.
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We have passed out near Mother and she has been fairly up close and personal when we interacted with her near the beginning
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>>487753
Yes. But since for all we know the Master could be our long lost Uncle and have a toy we loved when we were five, it can be her or the Master.
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>>487721
>>487716

If they need to have something of yours, you think the first culprit would have to be Mother. She kidnapped you after all and would have been the person who could easily take something of yours, while you were unconscious. There was also the mysterious No-Named man of the accursed lands or Master as some call him. He seems to be obsessed with grabbing you, but for what? And why would he or Mother curse you like this? As always you had a lot of questions but the important one is if we can cure this or not.

“Given the circumstances can you still cure it Auriel?” The old wizard places his hand on his chin and ponders. I believe so, If I can not cure it I can definitely alter it to be nondeadly. Alchemical mixtures of spells are tricky as only the spellcaster knows the specific construction. But this just means I will have to deconstruct it. This will still take at least a week. Hopefully, your condition doesn’t worsen in that time.” You can only hope.

Well, it looks like you will be staying here for a week and your friends will be training with Auriel in his free time. But will you be refined to this lab table, “Auriel do I have to stay here for tests all the time this week?” “Not at all, though we should schedule at least 2-3 hours a day to it.” Well, there is that at least.

So it seems you’ll get to learn something as well while you are here.

In their free time, the MC should train her…
>Death Magic
>Water magic
>Sun Orb
>Talk with Auriel about learning more
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>>489961
Let's try to learn alchemy, specifically in transmutation and enchantment.
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>>489961
>Death Magic
Got to summon more skeletons

Also we should ask Auriel about Yaga's premonition. See if he knows anything about this. Along with asking him what he knows about the no-named man in the Accursed Lands. Also if he has made any breakthroughs with his research.
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>>489992
I mean we have Anna who can do some of that. Also we really should train some of our existing abilities. Putting a single level in everything is not a great idea.
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>>490017
Not really, she can't transmutate objects.
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>>490024
She has buffing and alteration magic. We just never really use or train it. If we did Enhancement and temporary Transmutation could happen.
Also why would we need to transmute objects. We can make them with Anna.
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>>490040
Transmutate an enemy weapon or armor into a much weaker material.
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>>490049
So Steel to wood. That seems niche and only really is useful if the enemy uses equipment. Something we have rarely encountered.
Also you may have different ideas of how alchemy works. But from what I know of Alchemy it is not really a thing you do in the middle of combat. It takes a while.

Also back to my original point. Training that gives us another level in some other skill. We have barely trained our current skills. We are a crappy Death Magic caster and a crappy Water Magic Caster. We should train one of those so we can cast better spells.
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>>490066
>Water magic
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Rolled 3 (1d3)

Rolling tie breaker

1=alchemy
2=Death
3=Water
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>Water magic

Let's become a water bender
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>>490133

Your week with Auriel was thankfully peaceful. No one really traveled to the ruins and even if they did they wouldn’t be able to find anything besides old rocks and grass. “C’mon everyone, you need to put more focus into your craft. Yuki and Rozalin are doing just fine, but you and Anna need to focus more. You thought you were but it seems you were no match for Yuki’s healing prowess or Rozalin's charms. Which now that you think about it probably shouldn’t have let her practice. Well, you did warn her. If she tries something you will just punish her severely.

Victoria and Aki were sidelined, but Serena looked to be mimicking your movements with spells though she didn’t produce anything. Looks like she was having fun at least. Adrian, however, was focusing on his own time. Adrian had the potential to learn a craft but he had no idea what it could be and neither did you. Auriel was instructing him the best he could, but Adrian tended to try a little bit too hard. “So what you're saying is I can spirit bomb someone?” “No, I don’t even know what that is! Adrian what you need to do is relax and drawn in the mana in your surroundings.” Adrian then closes his eyes and breathed deeply, “This is how you do it right?” “Shhhh, focus.” Adrian stops talking completely. After a few seconds, he raises his hand and lets out a deep breath you can see a sparkingly in his palm. “Good, now just a bit more…” Adrian focuses on his hand and to your surprise, he produces a flame. “So the boy is a Flame caster is he.” Wonderful the primal school is by far the easiest to master.” Adrian seems stunned and looks at his hands. “I can shoot fire….AWESOME!!!!!!!!!” he shouts and pumps his fists in the air and produce flame from them, “CAREFUL!” Auriel jumps in, “That much use of flame without proper training may cause a backfire and light yourself on fire.” “Oh,” regardless of Auriel’s warnings he seems quite happy. You’re glad he is happy, but you hope he doesn’t accidentally burn down camp one day.

Roll 7d20
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Rolled 5, 6, 9, 15, 9, 11, 17 = 72 (7d20)

>>490148
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Rolled 12, 15, 15, 14, 20, 16, 3 = 95 (7d20)

>>490148
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>>490162
>>490167

Your time spent on the research bench was much less exciting. Day in and day out Auriel would just lay you down and examine and test. He had to you eat something, test your magicall abilities to see if they affected it. Though the more he tested the less likely you thought he ever got to something concrete in a solution. Though you did manage to check in with him to see how he was doing during all of this.

“So have you had any breakthroughs in your reasearch?” “No, unfortunately, we were able to find the destruction of the villages origin but the origin from there leads to almost nowhere. Alester mentioned, “that man” was the one who told him of the village he raided. But who was that man…” You had a guess or two, “Could it be the no-named man of the accursed lands?” Auriel seems a little perplexed. “Him? He is more of a force than an actual man. People claim to see him as a cloaked man or shadow, but none have laid eyes on the true person. Until then I consider him a figurehead to a force whose only purpose was to give the force a name.” That force though requires study for understanding. It appears violently destructive but I think it is calculated in a way that makes it appear random. If I can understand that calculation I might be able to find a way to stop it.” You were surprised, up until this point Auriel has only talked about research, not action. “Truly Auriel you want to stop it?” “Who wouldn’t a force like that.” Speaking of destructive forces. “I met a witch named Yaga who told me she has seen the end of the world many times over in premonitions, what do you think of it?” “I think it and the destructive force must be connected. That requires research, but my intuition tells me it is true.” The wizard sighs, “It is unfortunate since forces are much harder to stop than normal men…”
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>>490330

“But I digress I believe I have found a way to alleviate your curse.” “You have?!” “Indeed the curses make still eludes me but I think I can alter it. At least to stop your increased aging.” He takes out some beakers and a mortar and pestle. “We will simply have to use our own alchemy to counter.” “Great!” Now you can combat this infernal curse. “This will take only a moment.” There was a brief flash and Auriel appears with a finished concoction. “Now if you will simply drink this while I cast the spell. This is still a curse we are altering and even though I make countless precautions you should still be ready for dangers. The caster may recognize our tampering and fight back. So be as careful as you can and drink slowly.” You nod. “Alright, lets begin. You sit up from the lab desk and await Auriels word. He places his hands in front of him and the usual runes appear around them. He begins chanting a primal language of sorts. “Iguf zall suss un da vos loss tys” You begin to drink the poultice and you slowly start to feel like something is changing rapidly with in you. This must be the curse. You can sense that your body is changing in some way, you can only hope it goes back to being your 12-year-old self but as Auriel said, anything can happen.

>Return to your old self
>Stagnant your aging where you are and progress your mind to match your body
>Move forward in age in both mind and body (how old)
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>>490330
"Maybe said force needs specific people to use as heralds or avatars. I think I remember a tv series or movie about something like that, the evil force was never truly defeated, just the evil chosen ones..."
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>Return to be to be your oldctwelve year old self
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>>490333
>Move forward in age in both mind and body to 26.
Or
>Stagnate your aging where you are and progress your mind to match your body
Whichever gets more votes.
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>>490333
>Return to your old self

Because it would be hilarious.
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>>490333
>Move forward in age in both mind and body (how old)
Thousands upon thousands. We shall become some sort of ancient.

But really we should return to our old body. My vote is return to your old self.
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>>490363
>>490371
>>490372
Staying 15 would benefit us both physically and mentally.
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>>490383
I don't think our mind would regress. But that loss of physical ability would hurt. Ok. Changing vote to aging up to 15. Get our mind to our body.
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>>490396
I mean going with the second option would benefit us mentally.
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>>490404
It probably would. Which would help. But so would becoming a thousand year old ancient. Either way I agree with you with going with >Stagnant your aging where you are and progress your mind to match your body
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>>490404
Yeah cause losing years of our life is so awesome. No, not really, if we are some kind of chosen one we can still be one with our true age.
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>Return to our real twelve year old self.
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>>490424
We'd be loosing the stat boosts femininity and masculinity gave us.
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>>490425
>Become twelve again

(Because AR is my magical land)
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>>490333
>>490363
>>490425
>>490497
>1 post by ID
HMMMMMMMMM
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You should have been here for the "We are all jerks with Adrian" argument. Never mind the facf we ruined our spa day for him and vetoed the Emperor New Clothes idea. No sir, we are still jerks!
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>>490501
Not every one poster is secretly just the same person. Stay vigilant, but look for signs. Like copying posts or posts coming in set intervals.
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>>490525
Still jerks. Not backing down from that. One good action does not cancel out making a guy sob on the ground.
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>>490527
I mean its odd how the only person voting for that option other than y6V that posted more than once also happens to be the last one.
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Would people be satisfied if I rolled for it? Assuming that one person is one guy then that means there is a tie for 15 and 12
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>>490537

You don't say.
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>>490537
I mean it is quite odd. It is up to the QM though. Just warning people not to jump on every one poster.
Still never understand the mentality of cheating on stuff like this. I may not like some of the answers. I may vehemently hate them. But that is how the system we are using works. We are the great gibbering voices inside the MCs head and everyone gets one voice.
>>490549
Randomness is always good. But I will vote neutral on this.
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>>490549
Sure go ahead.
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This is the darn armor thing all over again isn't it?

And it was three good actions.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

1=12
2=15
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>>490569
We at least stoped fast aging, right?
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>>490566
See earlier posts about being an asshole and how you can always be worse. Don't really want to continue with this though. Don't know why you brought it back up?
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>>490569

You feel like something is happening to during this ritual. You feel like your body is staying the same but your mind feels like it's maturing, but it is hard to describe. Once the ritual was all said and done you officially 15 years old. You looked to your body features Which really didn’t change all too much. Though you weren’t sure if the ritual even did anything. “Did it work?” “It seems to have stagnated, but I am afraid it may not be over young one, I altered the curse, I could not dispel it. How the curse will affect you now is a mystery. Hopefully not poorly.” You sure hope so.

You had hoped to return to your old age but staying you were was at least some security. Maybe dispelling the curse later will revert you back to your natural age. For now, though it seems you are 15. “Happy notBirthday to me.” Yuki notices your look of concern, “Think of it his way, you get to stay cuter than you were and you can practice all our accessories for when this is all over.” “Heh, I guess you are right.” Yuki had the right idea, we need to start looking at the brighter side of things more often.

The experiment that day was a success regardless and the rest of your week time was spent working on your spells.

>MC has gained increased water magic and can now control large volumes of water and use it like a large wave or rushing rapids.
>Yuki’s holy magic has increased, she can now smite undead and she can heal medium injuries with ease
>Anna’s alteration powers have increased and she can now alter small objects as she wishes (ie sword to have the strength of a feather or weight like a bag of bricks.
>Adrian has become a Pyromancer (in his own words “Hell yeah!”)
>Rozalin's charms can now work on multiple targets or have increased strength on a single target, making them completely blind to all but her in some cases.
>Serena got a cuteness bonus for pretending she can also do all these things

Auriel addresses you after the week of study had concluded. “So young one where will you head now or perhaps you wish for other assistance while I am available. I will shortly be doing more field work if you wish to join me?” You don’t know how you feel about time traveling again. I mean last time you caused…. well, a lot of things.

>Write in
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>>490576
Because people always argue around here?

We let Adrian tag along, we stoped the Emperor new clothes joke and we ruined our spa day for him.

But enough about thaf. Should we tell gim about the Sun Orb? Maybe he can make sure it gets lost in time or something.
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>>490599
At no point has the Sun Orb effected us negatively, why on Earth would you want us to lose it?
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>>490597
Time Travel Shenanigans are always fun and enlightening. I vote for this.

>>490599
Sun Orb safe with us. Also do you really want to give this object of destruction to this easily distracted wizard. He would probably lose it. Thus making it dangerous again because it is loose in the world.
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>>490608
Because is evil and we already argued about this.
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Asking for advice might be a good idea.
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>>490597
Tell him about the Sun orb and ask for advice.
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>>490614
>I don't like this deus ex machina because it has a negative effect which only works if its fucking used
wew
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>>490621
Changing vote to this. Then Time Travel shenanigans. See if we can't figure some stuff out.
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>>490608
I want it to be destroyed by time magic. Age it a billion years and it will be dust.
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>>490624
Is also bait and we already got enough problems as it is.
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>>490634
Only Yaga and Mother know we have the sun orb.
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>>490634
>>490639
And our party.
Also, the mystery man is only interested in us, not the orb.
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>Everyone we meet tells us the Sun Orb is evil magic drugs.
>Anons want to use it anyway
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>>490647
>all negative effects are IF we USE it
how many times does this have to be stated
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>>490647
>and keep =/= use
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>>490648
As long as we have it, Anons will want to use it. And with how eratic the GM posting hours for this quest are, is better to get rid of the temptation.
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>>490653
At no point has any anon on here ever wanted to use it.

And chances are if some anons want to use it, it's because not using it would result in us dying.
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Can we please go back to monster girls,
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>>490621
>>490599
>>490626

“Actually Auriel there was something else I wanted to talk to you about.” “Oh, what is it?” You pull out the sun orb from your pack. It’s warm glow pulses through your body. Just holding the item directly felt nice. “I want advice on what to do with this.” “Hmmm,ahnds” He waves his hands over the orb. “As I thought this is an ancient artifact capable of great power. This is the Sun Orb which burns entire countries. But why do you have it?” You explain to him your whole ordeal in the Accursed Lands. “I see so it too is cursed. My advice with this object would be to destroy it. But you need ancient magics to destroy this. And even then it is questionable. An artifact this great in power would need special conditions to be destroyed. Though for sure, Ancient magic is the place to start.” The wizard looks over the orb some more. I can study this orb if you wish but I am afraid I will need to keep it with me to research effectively. Also, my research will take me into the ancient astral plane. That time is largely dark to all memories. Though I am positive it is only primitive societies.”

>Give the orb to Auriel
>You know what, I’ll keep it on me, thanks for the heads up though
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>>490660
Eh, not true. See the relevant thread with the votes to use the orb or destroy it.

A lot of Anons wanted to keep the Orb to use in an emergency.
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>>490671
Ask Auriel if the orb has negative effects even when not used.
>>490674
That's what I said.
KEY WORD IS EMERGENCY
THE OTHER OPTION IS FUCKING DYING, ITS BETTER TO HAVE AN OBJECT AND NOT NEED IT THEN NOT HAVE IT AND NEED IT.
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>>490664
If you just want monster girls that is what /c/ is for Anon. Also yes. More quest, less arguing. It does get tiring. And I'm the King of Arguing, Just look back at old threads.

>>490671
>You know what, I’ll keep it on me, thanks for the heads up though
"...Though I am positive it is only primitive societies.” Never trust this line. This line brings death. Also maybe Lavos. Haven't played Chrono Trigger in years so my memory might be bad.
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>>490671
>Give the orb to Auriel

And guys we are in emergencies a lot in case you have forgotten.
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Take the orb and are you sure aging itvto dust won't work?
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>>490687
Remember when we nearly died and got lucky since we also killed the mermaid general?
Now imagine we didn't manage to kill him and he is now approaching us to finish the job and kill us.
Not having the orb results in us FUCKING DYING.
Having the orb results in us having to quickly go back to Yaga and have her destroy the orb.
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>>490671
>You know what, I’ll keep it on me, thanks for the heads up though
>>490687
And also no one voted for us to us the orb in said emergencies despite having it.
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>>490671
"Here old man, free evil orb of doom! Is also green since is sun powered and evil in a renewable resource!"
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>>490671
You know what, I'll keep it on me
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>>490691
You had an idea and asked, "Auriel is is possible to age the orb into dust?" "If only it was so easy, Ancient artifacts have a nasty habit of being self-preserving. Likely this object has been around for at least 1000 years and still shines like it would have the day it was created. Unfortunately, my time magic would not do much to this cursed sphere."

So much or that
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>>490713
Ask him if it has any negative effects even when not in use?
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"How about leaving at a time is sure to be destroyed like a great cataclysm or if anything else fails, near the end of the universe?
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>>490716
I vote for this.
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>>490716
Ditto.
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"Can you give me a map of totally not Japan or however that island is called?
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>>490737
We can just ask Yaga to turn us into monsters.
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>>490742
See numerous previous posts about how that is a bad idea. And how that makes us fail the whole growing to become a better human. Also failing the whole saving the Astral and our Plane.
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>>490751
I assume he wanted to go to not-Japan and turn Victoria into a monstergirl.
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>>490755
If that is his goal then they should see previous posts.
If not, then more info is always good. Knowledge is power.
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>>490742
"Uh... this is a very strange hole, ack an old man!"

But back on topic I want us to go to this wirld equivalent of Japan that was mentioned before by the GM.
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>>490716
"Can the Orb have negative effects on us if not used?" "hmmm, hard to say. From my studies, the use of the orb is what drives one mad." He examines the orb once more, "I do notice that a mana pulse is being emitted every so often. Again it is ancient magics being emitted, and who knows what long term effects it may have. So theoretically you may be fine, but evil objects always find a way. At least that is what I have read in my studies."
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>>490770
Didn't Yaga have the power to easily destroy it?
We should go to her and ask her to destroy it.
Or ask if there's a way to stop the mana pulses from occuring.
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So now we trust Yaga?

Fine.

Let's drop the orb with her.
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>>490773
Looking back at the qst logs. Yaga did have a way to destroy it. But we did not trust her at the time. I say we just keep it for now and continue on with our qst. All this back tracking is getting quite boring and new areas are always interesting. Besides better options might present themselves if we continue on.
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>>490786
Fair enough.
>>490770
Is it possible to stop these magic emissions?
Is it possible to stop the side effects of the orb?
If not, we might want to go back to Yaga and ask her to destroy it since it'll be faster and less chance of her getting corrupted.
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>>490786
Let's give the orb to Baba Yaga. She doesn't want the realm destroyed and we know she keeps her word. Just get her to pomise to destroy the orb and to not let anyone, even herself use it's power.
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>>490792
We dealt with this long argument about what to do when we were dealing with Yaga. We decided to keep it because we did not trust her. And see previous thing about all this back tracking. It seems that we have gotten bloody nowhere the past for days. If we continue on we might find a better option forward. Can't get stronger and find new things if we don't explore.
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We could go back with Yaga to do some stuff. But her last mision was really hard. So let's not go with her unless is to destroy the orb.
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>>490795
Exploring seems to be getting very dangerous since the lake war. Backtracking is good to level up after all.
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>>490799
Yes. Or we could continue forward to these places we haven't explored before. Knowing us we will travel to Yaga decide against giving her the Orb. Leave, learn more about the Orb, then decide to go to Yaga again repeating the endless cycle.

>>490803
As useful as killing boars in the forest is. It is also quite dull and doesn't really advance any story. Besides the danger just means more Experience and faster leveling.
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Ironically, Yaga turned to be way more trustworthy than a lot of people we have meet so far.
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>>490807
We almost died with the fire bird bastard. Lets grind for a while shall we?

Alternatively let's go to that island that's not Japan to put some distance between us and the Master territory.
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>>490737
I'll have to draw one up for you tomorrow.

>>490791
"Possible to stop the emissions, I do not know, we could try alchemical tests, but alchemy and ancient magics are rarely tested." Stopping the side effects of the orb is again theoretically possible, but how I do not know."

You think a bit back on the orb. Mother at one point said that perhaps the orb longs to be tamed and it only bit Baeloric and Azzrazzor since they were not chosen. Also, there was the option you two though of filling the orb with positive energy instead of negative, but for that Yuki needs to use the orb.
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>>490816
Yes. Go to Not-Japan. I agree. New Area good. Also that Fire Bird was a boss creature in the Hard area. Not really representative of what we deal with normally.

>>490818
Options. Dangerous options but Options.
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>>490816
Or we could have the GM roll a 1d2 die to see if we give the sun orb to Yaga or not.
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>>490824
Eh. For something like that, a dice roll seems like a bad option. It seems like a big decision and leaving it up to a dice roll seems wrong.
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>>490818
Not this again please.

Let's drop the orb thing and get back to cute monster girls, pretty please?

Also we are a kitsune not a sun goddess.
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>>490828
Yes. Let us advance with the story. What to do with the Orb is a great overnight discussion when the qst is not being run.
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I agree, enough about the orb already. Let's go to not Japan and meet new monster girls.
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>>490828
>kitsune
:^)
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>>490818
Let's drop the orb to a sun Kami in not japan woof!
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>>490849
"For some reason now I want to visit an island that's familiar in some weird way, do you know something about that place?"
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>>490849
While a great idea. We all know the best Idea is just consume the Orb. We shall become one with the Orb. All hail Orb. Orb.

Also again yes to not-japan. Met some fun new monster-girls.
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>>490855
No.
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Yeah no. To survive eating the orb we would have to become a demigod first.
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>>490867
:^)
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Technically we have "plot armor", because everyone in this thread is going to kill themselves if our 12-turned-15 year old MC dies before the story has ended properly just because of some bad dice.
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>>490677
>Technically we have "plot armor", because everyone in this thread is going to kill themselves if our 12-turned-15 year old MC dies before the story has ended properly just because of some bad dice. (REPOST: I'm still figuring out how to do stuff on 4chan)
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why is my text green now???
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You figure you are overthinking this whole orb thing and you decide to take it back with you. It hasn’t done you any harm as of yet so it should be fine for now. Plus you really want to get a move on. Staying underground for a week is killer. “Thank you for the advice Auriel but I think I’ll hold onto it for now. I just wanted to get your opinions,” The old wizard simply responds, “That is your discretion young one, I just hope it does not bring any of you harm.” “Don’t worry Auriel we are pretty strong for a bunch of kids…” Chiming in one by one Anna Yuki and Victoria add, “and a basilisk,” “and a bicorn” “and some imps”, They got you there, ” aww screw it! We will be leaving now Auriel, please

Now that business has been settled I am afraid I must return to my studies. You have my orb if you wish to contact me at any time, though if I am in the field I likely won’t pick up. Good luck once again young ones. The old wizard waves you all off as you once again walk through that dark stairway and exit to the real world of grass, trees, and rocks. Aki comes up to you and asks, So where do we go from here. You mulled it over in your head, “I am intrigued in this eastern island past Lake Biwa. I think we should head there next. Adrian realizes what this means, “Across the ENTIRE plane! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww” Your friends were also kind of tired of this constant running around but hey all this walking is good for you and if your dad was any right it builds character.

Roll a d20 for travel

>>490874
>>490880
>>490881
We have all been there buddy don't worry
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>490888
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Anyway, can we head to non Japan now?
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>>490891
"Welcome to monster girl island!"
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>>490890

Lake Biwa was two days away. And factoring sea travel it may take you a good 3 days to reach that island. Hopefully, your march won’t be interrupted by anything- “DARLING!!!!!!” A loud ringing sounded in your head as Mother screamed directly into it. “Ahhhh what?! What is it?!” “I see you decided to send me the useless trinket anyways, and that is your decision for some unknown reason but by all that is unholy TAKE THIS DAMN BIRD AWAY!” Hehe, she must be talking about Melo. “Come now, it can’t be that bad can it?” “Frist when she got here she asked where the castle was, second, she seems to have driven the other flyer crazy as he is completely silent and seems to be on autopilot, third she tried to deliver the doll to me three times because SHE DIDN’T THINK I LOOKED LIKE A VAMPIRE THAT OWNED A CASTLE. I tried, I really tried to explain to her that she WAS IN MY CASTLE, but nooo, no all I got was “show me the castle I need proof” “For the love of the abyss just take this bird away.” “Wow, Mother I had no idea Melo would be like that at all when she went with you.” “Don’t give me that you knew that- wait--” you hear her voice again as she sounds like she is talking to someone else though and is just accidently relaying her words to you. “I told you before I AM Mistress Ravani Melo! Hello?! I SAID MELO! You know what Hi how are you? Me? I am FANTASTIC thanks for asking. NO, MY NAME ISN’T FANTASTIC!!!!!” wow sounds like you need to give Melo a high five later for pulling that amount of rage off. "Please, darling just make it stop..." "I wish I could Mother but I do not control her, she works only for the Harpy Queen." "Whatever...."

That was a fun distraction from your long winded walk. You are making remarkably good progress, though.

Roll another d20
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Rolled 14 (1d20)

>>490930
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>>490930
Mission accomplished Melo.
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>>490931

Another peaceful second day of travel, you decided to stay clear of forests since every time you enter one you get into trouble of some kind. But so far in your journey the worst you saw a herd of centaurs running around, likely patrolling their territory. Which was fine with you since you were staying away from that potential problem.

The sun was setting and your friends asked if they could rest for the day and you made a good time today so you might as well. Camp that night was rather light as usual. Serena was playing with Aki. Victoria and Anna were arguing about something Yuki was designing outfits for you tomorrow. Yes, plural outfits. Rozalin laid by herself though she occasionally made playful looks over in your direction. Thankfully that was all she did.

>Rest, early to bed early to rise (maybe if you get a really good night of sleep you all can get to the island tomorrow)
>Small social link
>Write in
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>>490967
>Small social link
Talk to Nessera and Serena.
We meant to but never got around to it.
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>>490967
Small social link with Nessara and Serena.
Spar with Victoria if possible.
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>>490977
>>490981

Might as well check in the with imps, after all, they have apparently decided to stay with you. Serena was playing with Aki tonight so you figured it would be easier to just talk to Nessera. Though you are still a little on edge after that one time Nessera paralyzed you. “So it seems that you and Serena are staying after all.” “So it seems…” “Also it looks like Serena’s taking more of a liking to everyone in came. Aki is still her favorite but I see her with Yuki and Anna more often. “So it seems” This is getting a little old. “Listen Nessera you may claim to be neutral but you have already helped us quite a bit especially back with the goblins. You don’t have to pretend you don’t care by speaking in monotone acting like you are neutral to it all.” She shifts her eyes at you, “It remains to be seen as for your importance. In this play.” “Now you are just being over dramatic.” “Am not,” “Am too” She grows sterner, “Am not!” “okay okay, you are not.” She turns gaze back to center focused on her child. “Listen Nessera, all I really wanted to say was that you are welcome to join us with the others you shouldn’t have to feel confined to the shadows. Also, I think the others would be less afraid of you if you just talked to them.” “The others are afraid of me” Who wouldn’t be if you had an invisible demon watching you all day. “A bit, and I think it will help you take some of your nerves away.’ She once again looks over toward you, “I will consider it. For now, though I will watch over my daughter. Nessera floats over to where Aki and Serena are. It seems that Serena just beat Aki at tic-tac-toe three times in a roll. And Aki was getting “frustrated” as Serena jumped up and down over her victories. Nessera managed to fly over and sit with Aki, but she still looks as if she wouldn’t say a word to her. It’s a start you suppose.

The next morning you wake up, stretch and prepare for another day of travel. You notice as you get ready that Nessera and Serena aren’t going invisible as usual when you set off. They are instead floating alongside you. You were approaching the bottom of the Eversong forest and refused to even acknowledge that it even existed and worked toward Lake Biwa. Thinking back about the Lake Mero and her mother should still be there rebuilding a kingdom.

>Stop by Mermaida for just a second
>Island. Now

Tired as hell, be back at 12PM PST
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>>491046
>Stop by Mermaida for just a second
We are nearby. Let us go for a quick stop. We will not be wrapped up in what ever is happening though.
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>>491051
>Avoid the mermaids

Nope, too many bad memories.
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>>491275
I agree, plus people there might still hate us.
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>>491051
Weren't you arguing against back tracking?

Also I think going back to a place were we helped with genocide is an awful idea.
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>>491275
>>491278
>>491703

You thought about checking in with Mero and her mother but maybe it is not the best idea to head back down quite yet. They are probably busy rebuilding and there might be some others down there that might not be too happy to see you so soon. Instead, you circumnavigate round the grand lake and find yourself at the edge of the continental plane you have spent so long wandering in. You could see the land mass Mother told you about by site but you doubt she would lie to you about something like that. Plus her current track record for telling you about “general” geography has so far been great. “Okay everyone lets make a raft again, though this one will have to be much stronger.”

Roll a 2d20
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Rolled 17, 9 = 26 (2d20)

>>491788
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>>491791

Your boat building project goes quite well, it seems you mus have learned something back when you build that raft. This one was much sturdier and built for long travels at sea. You set off immediately not wanting to waste any time. You use your water magic to propel you even faster but you couldn’t get too much a feel for it this time and ended up splashing everyone with water. “Hey! Can you cool it down a bit!” Adrian complained. “I am only doing it to get there faster.” “Yeah well I am all wet now.” Rozalin chimes in, “Well you can control fire can’t you, just use some of it to warm yourself up.” “You’re right!” Adrian moves his hands in front of himself and starts to form sparks. Everyone but Rozalin shouted, “NO NO NO NO.” Victoria grabbed him before he could produce a flame. Apparently, he forgot that the boat was made out of wood, and he might have set himself on fire. *sigh* “Hopefully this won’t be too long a boat trip.

Turns out it wasn’t. After about 30 minutes or so you come upon it now, a large landmass was in the view though by comparison to the continental plane it would have been small. The closer you get to the island the more you can start to see dots shuffling about. Most likely people. As you continue to get closer you now notice that there are waving their arms, at either you or themselves. Just in case it was you though you wave back. You continue to see the dots of people shuffle about and you notice that more and more of them are appearing. Victoria says to the crew “I don’t like the look of this…” “Me neither,” Anna agreed.” You can’t judge what may happen without getting closer but you agreed that it would be best to stay on edge.

You get closer and notice the swarm of people on the beach waiting for you. One of the many shouts to you all, “Halt mainlander!” Following his instructions you halt the momentum of your vessel. “What is your business in The Land of Wa?”

>”We are simply travelers roaming the world”
>”We are your saviors! Quickly tell me your plight so I may fix it.”
>Pretend you are once again slavers, “We came here to get cool shit, you know, jewels, cloth, *cough* people *cough*”
>Write in
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>>491911
>”We are simply travelers roaming the world”
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>>491980

“We are simply travelers roaming the world. We hoped to visit your island as part of our journey.” You see the group of men whisper to each other. Finally they re address you. “You may enter but you will be searched and your weapons confiscated until we determine your story to be true or not.

>That is fair
>Sorry but my weapons stay with me (d20+4)
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>492104
>Sorry but my weapons stay with me (d20+4)
We don't know if they are just going to rob us. Also we have no idea if they are a member of the local constabulary or just some randos on the beach.
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>>492288
put dice+1d20+4 in the options field
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Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>Sorry but my weapons stay with me (d20+4)
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>>492318
You figured it out then rolled a 20. good job Anon
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>>492318
Wow.
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>>492318

“I will not have us part with our arms without proof that you represent a constabulary or are not just people on a beach head. We will land on the shore and discuss with the local government. We shall not cause harm but we will not disarm ourselves in the face of potential harm.” “We could say the same mainlander! But our lord is gracious enough to let you pass. Though you will be accompanied by 10 guards minimum.” 10 guards eh? If you were armed that makes that situation a lot less threatening. “Agreed, now where may we dock?” He just motions you all to wash up onto the beach. At the same time, you signal to your friends to step off their guard. At least noticeably you have no idea what may happen and people should still be on the lookout.

You wash up on the shore and one by one you exit to a beach with your guards. There was actually 15 of them. The Armed fox folk didn’t look immediately hostile but like you, they were waiting for a pin drop. You slowly walk up the beach to a small path that winds up a hill. You assumed the man who talked to you all before will be there and maybe you will get some more answers. For now, though you had to focus on walking with an armed “escort.” You start to get an up close look at the island. The beach was a soft sand that reminded you of the desert plains near the Waves of Red Ash and the island seemed to have grassy green plains mixed with rocky mountains. It was actually quite a beautiful mixture of aesthetics. Even the smell of the nearby sea added to its beauty. Walking further up the path you find your man who earlier demanded your weapons seized. “Mainlander, know that you are in the province of Shirokami under our ruler lord Shiomitsu.” “Understood, but as I said earlier we are only travelers. Why all these defences?” “Because you could be a spy.” “A spy for who?” “For many…” “Sir, with all due respect this will not get anywhere unless you answer some basic questions. Or would it be better if I meet with Shiromitsu.” “I cannot allo-” Suddenly there was a glowing in the man's pocket. He quickly grabbed the glow which radiated off a stone and it relayed a message,” “Bring them to me Hirosaka,” “But my lord!” “It is alright, bring them to me.” “A-As you wish…” The man gruffed and once the stone lost its glow he put it back into his pocket. “My lord wishes to meet you, we will escort you to him at once.” Seems your wish will be granted after all, and you are taken by your escort further into the island.
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>>492453

This time you get a better look at the land and now you see a village which had a large castle near it. The village was compacted close to the castle but flush green plains stretched across from it in all directions. Windy paths from the village lead further inland and some to the bases of nearby mountains. You could only guess that Shiromitsu was in the castle.

You think your guide would be more open to answering some basic questions while on your way to Shiromitsu.

>Ask some basic questions
>Better to save them for Shiromitsu
>Write in
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>>492459
>Ask some basic questions
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>Ask some basic questions but be polite and formal
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>>492495
>>492507

Seems like your guide might answer some of your questions now, “So this Island is the land of Wa but what else can you tell me?” “Our people take tradition very seriously and it would be wise for you to respect that. Also, the land is filled with many species, not just our local Kitsune. It is a dangerous land, made even more dangerous by the other warlords who have been challenging each other. That, however, is knowledge my lord will know far more of.” That was pretty basic information, but at least you are heading to someone who could answer more. The approach to the castle was covered head to toe in guardsman with even more waiting on the inside. These people either take great pride in the warrior life or they are anticipating an attack. You hope it is just pride. The castle itself was elegantly designed inside and out. Each board of the wooden floor was laid to near perfection. Walls were made out of similarly perfect wood with paper sliding doors. Gold and silver rimmed the castle and its keep's 5 floors.

Your guide leads you up all 5 flights of stairs to where his lord would be. You hear a voice when you enter the 5th floor, “Hirosaka…” “My lord! The guide rushed into the room across from the staircase and bowed deeply to his lord. His lord Shiromitsu, however, was out of your view, even after following the frantic man you could not see him for a paper wall was dividing you from him. All you could make out of this ruler was his silhouette and the smoke snaking its way around the paper divider that emanated from his pipe. The ruler addresses you all after he exhales a breath of smoke. “Travelers. What brings you to the shore of this land?” We are merely travelers.” “No, you are not” another puff “No humans have ever traveled to our land and they went extinct on the mainland hundreds of years ago. You may claim to be simple travelers but there is more to you than you let on. My people are fearful and you will explain to me everything.”

>Explain everything
>Lie to him, (tell him what) d20+4
>Write in
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>>492610
>Tell the truth but just the basics and don't tell him everything.

We will not lie just omit a few things.
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>>492610
Only tell him what he needs to know. We are on quest and it involves traveling around. We also tend to help people if they are in need.

We shouldn't tell him about the sun orb, mother, dragons, premonitions, stuff like that.
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We should go to Not!Australia next
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>>492662
We aren't that suicidal Anon.
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>>492662
Maybe. But in due time. We did just get here.
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>>492650
>>492643

“Lord Shiromitsu, we are actually on a quest to travel the plane and along the way help those when needed. We humans did come here from the mortal plane but our reasoning for being here remains the same.” *puff* “I suppose it does. “You said you would help those in need, would you? Would you mind listening to listen to what I have to say, I will also explain more about the island at the very least.” You can’t argue with that “I will listen.”

“This island is being fought over by 4 warlords, myself included. After the death of the last great warlord his lands fractured and now each of them fights over who can be the next Lord of Wa. My kitsune and I control the west. Kakuri and his snakes control the north. Ryuga and her dragonkin control the south and Shirabu and her demons control the east.” He seems to be awfully calm about tell you all this, then again he is a warlord surrounded by his troops in his own castle. The reason I tell you this is because this stalemate of provinces has existed for almost 10 years now. Skirmishes are a constant and innocents die daily. *puff* Our land is bound by our tradition and warrior life. It was only natural that internal conflict would occur. Even during the last lord's rule, there were skirmishes between the factions. I simply want it to end.” “With yourself the victor?” “Preferably.” So that is the reason he told you all this. He wants you to help him end a war between 4 states. But why is he asking you specifically after just landing here? Is he desperate? Is he hiding something? You don’t know.

>”Yes Lord Shiromizu I will help you”
>”I will not help you in your countries own war that does not concern me”
>Write in
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>>492811
We don't go around helping with out answers.
How did the last great Warlord die? Have you tried brokering peace with the Other Warlords? Have you even talked to the other Warlords? Why are you asking for our help with your war so soon after seeing us? Why do you wish to Rule these lands? Why do you think others wish to rule these lands? What are the other lands like? What is your land like? Are you always so quick to trust outsiders? What would you do if you took charge of this land?

There are probably more questions to ask but these are to first to come to mind.
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>>492811
>I am not a mercenary or a general and I am sorry but I will not involve myself in your war.

Not this again.
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>>492856
Seconding
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>>492857
The last time we jumped blind into a war we helped with Genocide, so yeah. Not doing this again.
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>>492882
key word is blind
let's do our own research
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>>492888
What part of things go to shit when we involve ourselves in wars you don't undertand?
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>>492906
What part of when we don't do any research for said war do you not understand?
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>>492913
We will have to roll fice for this, won't we?
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>>492948
Rolling dogs? Awesome.
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>>492965
Dogs you say?
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>>492856

You have thoughts back on the Mermaidia war that you fought a while ago. That time you went in blind and aided the side who asked you first. By doing so you helped killed thousands and thousands of people. You weren’t going to go in blind. Not ever again. “Lord Shiromitsu, I appreciate your offer but I cannot accept without you answering clarifying questions.” “You are allowed some…” A waft of smoke flies around the paper screen. You thought of literally every clarifying question you could think of. You need all of the answers here. Or at least ones he is willing to answer. “About the old lord…” “He died of old age oddly, you would expect in a land like this that he would die fighting but he already had the island under his heel. He briefly thought of invading the mainland but no one on the island at the time saw a point to it.” “About this war…” “Peace talks were the first thing I did, but failed miserably, Kakuri is a warmonger as is Shirabu. I have tried talking with Ryuga but she doesn’t trust my people. As such I have merely worked to defend my lands. I personally wish to rule the island so we can once again have peace. Peace is hard to come by here and I don’t wish to keep fighting like this. Kakuri’s land is home to many forested areas. Ryuga’s southern land has more mountains. Shirabu’s land though is darker in shade, storms gather there constantly and demons have made it their nesting ground. “

“What about me? Why trust me and ask me to help you after just meeting?” “I thought you could add something.” “That’s it” “Indeed,” *puff* “So do you ask anyone to help you?” “If I feel it would help end this nonsense then yes. This stalemate has existed for 10 years and anything can tip the balance of power.” “Asking outsiders like yourself is only natural. Even if you were here to kill me you would have died before you got here.” The silhouette pauses for a second and refills his pipe. “So now that I have answered all that, what is your decision?”

>Help Shiromitsu
>Don’t help Shiromitsu
>Try to work for one of the other Warlords
>Write in
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>>493095
Let us not get in broiled in another war. We are not mercs. We should go see the other Warlords though. They seem to be people of note and we might be able to solve things if we meet everyone.
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>>493122
Yes. Let's try for a peaceful solution.
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>>493122
I agree.
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>>493122
>>493192
>>493202

You mull it all over in your head. “I am sorry lord Shiromitsu but I can not accept your request.” “And why might that be? I thought you wished to help where you could.” “I do indeed, but…” You look down at your hand the same one that you stabbed through the Grand General of the mermaid kingdom. “...I simply cannot judge a situation based on one conversation. I hope you understand and I will take my leave.” The silhouette behind the screen simply puffs on his pipe and says calmly, “You have that choice…. However.” “Four guards come from behind you and block your way down the steps, suddenly there are 10 or so guards on either side of you. “How did they get here so quickly.” Your friends enter combat poses though realistically there were a lot more than 14 guards around here. Shiromitsu stands up from behind his screen. “I said earlier that the slightest influence can tip the balance of power. If you influence a power I oppose, then we will show you no mercy. The guards do not budge an inch, while he talks, “I do believe though you may influence my side yet girl, you are welcome to return if you wish. The guards who looked like there were about to kill you moments ago relax and move out of your way. “T-Thanks lord Shiromitsu…” “Enjoy the land of Wa young ones.”

After that, you rush out of that castle as fast as you could. You didn’t even pay attention to anything besides the door and once outside you kept running until you tripped and fell into the soft grass. “Damn that was scary!” Nessera seems unmoved, “I think that was the point.” Rozan jumps in, “Indeed that man does not seem like he wishes to fight but he is not at all afriad to.” She giggles, “Such a man would be interesting in intimate matters… hehe” Victoria chimes in, “He seemed more like a needlessly mysterious prick to me. Why does he feel he has to hide his face and smoke in our faces.” Anna responds, “Perhaps it is their tradition, they did say tradition is taken seriously here.” Guess so. At least you got a bit more info to go off of. But that doesn’t solve much of what is going on here. You think about maybe visiting the other warlords and getting a more cohesive idea of the War situation.

But where do we go/do first

>Kakuri and the snakes in the north
>Ryuga and her dragonkin in the south
>Shirabu and her demons in the east
>Hang around in Shirokami for now
>Write in

Be back later tonight guys. If you want to for fun post who your favorite character is and why. If you want to do something to do till I get back in a couple hours.
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>>493388
Let us hang around here a bit more to get a better grasp of Shirokami. Also seeing more Kitsunes is always a good option.

Favorite character.
Don't know. Adrian is good. I am a massive sucker for the idiotic hero archetype.
But then there is Aki. Which the continued pursuit of her gives us more cute scenes.
Also Baeloric. Because dragons are awesome.
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>>493424
Yes. Let's hang out for a day or two. Look for better swords.

Do we have any currency they will accept?

If we have no cash a day of sightseeing will be more than enough. Then we will have to fish our food.
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I like the MC, Aki and Yuki.

Aki is best snake.
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Some things came up, probably won't be back tonight. Sorry bois.
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Be back around 12pm PST
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>>493439
>>493424

You think it is probably a good idea to hang around Shirokami and get a good grasp of this land before venturing to other parts. “Let's take a look around for a bit and not immediately piss someone off.” That idea was something all your friends could agree on, but they confirmed anyway, “Agreed.”

The city close to the castle was quite hustle and bustle, granted many of the occupants were armed warriors. Still, there were citizens aplenty, almost all of them were kitsune but you notice some that were more dog like. People do give you looks as you walk through town since you were clearly outsiders. None of them seem interested in talking to you either, but maybe they do want to talk to your wallet. Adrian’s stash of jewels is slowly dwindling and he gets a little sad every time we use one for purchasing good. Especially when Yuki buys clothes. Regardless you look around for a smith shop. You find a house with a large sword on a sign outside it. Chances are this is the right place. You open the door and head into the shop. “Hello, we would like to browse your goods.” “What you can do is take your insults elsewhere!” The shopkeep shouts at you to leave. “But sir, what did we-” “Leave!” “OK!” you head out the stop as fast you can. Outside the store though you were confused. This is a shop why wouldn’t he want people to come in?

“Figured that would happen.” You hear a voice hear you but you can’t exactly see where it is coming from. “Up here.” “?” You turn your head up to now notice that there was a young kitsune hovering over you and sitting on your shoulders. “What?!” You flail to try and get the girl off but she quickly dismounts with a perfect landing behind you. “Sorry for the scare but I just found you foreigners interesting. Though I also see you don’t know anything here and that might get you killed. Who was this kid? She looked to be about the age of your friends from back home with rugged leather clothes and a sword slung across her back.

>”What are you doing and why are you hear?”
>”Oh my god you are soooo cute” *pat head*
>Write in
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>>494859
Who are you and what was up with that place.
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>>494883

“Who even are you?” “Me?” She uses her thumb and points to herself. “I’m Takakura though most folks around her call me Taka.” “Alright so why are here and what was up with that place?” “I’m here because you all looked like fun to mess around with.” “What does that mean,?” “What do you want it to mean?” “... ... “ So this is how its gonna be… “Well, whatever. Can you tell me what was up with that shop.” “Ohh yeah, you entered incorrectly. “ “Are you saying I used a door wrong?” “Technically yeah.” “Alright, okay, that’s fine,” you say as you start to turn around and walk away. “Wait! What I meant is you didn’t use proper shop etiquette.” “Which is?” “First, you knock, then you say “excuse me” and then you can open the door. By just walking in you are being incredibly rude.” That’s a new type of custom. “How about I go with you this time.” The kitsune walks over to the door, she knocks, “Excuse me” and then enters and then motions for you to follow her. The shopkeep, this time, is still a little unhappy to see you but he isn’t yelling this time. Taka then tells you, “Bow and apologize for intruding.” She got you in the shop so you continue to follower her lead, You bow, “Sir we are deeply sorry for our earlier intrusion and we wish to trade with you, if you allow it.” “Of course.” The shopkeep now looks much happier than before.

Thanks to Taka you can now discuss trading.

>What kind of weapons/armor you got?
>What can you tell me about this place?
>Alright, I got an idea, give me all your stuff
>Write in
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>>495027
Ask him about his shop, history, if famous people bought his wares, that sort of thing. We are trying to assess quality from his past deals. Then ask him about what he has to sell.
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>>495059

“You can probably tell, but I am not from around here and I wondering what exactly do you sell her and what history you shop has.” The shopkeep crosses his arms and raises his head proudly. “My shop supplies most of Lord Shiromitsu’s army and I crafted his personal weapon myself.” Taka is occasionally rolling her eyes at the smith's boasts.

Roll a d20+2
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Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)

>>495092
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>>495093
>Don't believe him, he thinks we are stupid because we are foreigners.