A full moon. A starless sky. It is so...calm. You ached for a good sleep. Just close those eyes.... Let them rest.... Give them to me, young master.... . Pain trickled from your eyes, A....a needle was sewing them shut with a thread. Your body, it hurts. Why is this dream so...real?You can feel the pain, the blood pouring from your eyes. You can hear them too, four maybe five suffering with you but they screamed, withered. You didn't Your mind was slipping, almost disintegrating to naught. Self , you must recall Self.... You are a >Man >Woman
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FalloutQMDiscord Server thing for discussion: https://discord.gg/jHgNuKwAnd a special thanks to 'Some other anon' who helped me in making this quest with his talent.Now let us get started.
>>812259Male attack chopper
>>812259Man. Apache Transport.
>>812259>Man well, let's see where this goes
>>812284>>812279>>812273Yes it is you...you who are you? A single name? any boon to your sanity? Where is the rest? . You were plummeting to an endless abyss above or below, you couldn't tell. Soon the screams around faded into nothingness . This nightmare....when will it end? Open your eyes, young master, you are here.... . This...this...something is wrong, why aren't you in your bed? why the grass below your feet feels so soft and real ? Why is this decrepit old man staring at you? "At ease, young master, this...journey has taken atoll on your mind and body. Please drink this vial, it ought to smooth your nerves." the old man offered a small vial which had a stagnant, sluggish milky liquid. >Accept>Refuse
>>812259>Man who dresses like a lady and is a bit chubby
>>812259You are a>Stealth Bomber
>>812295>Smell it then accept unless it really smells like death or something, i guess?
>>812295>I'd rather drink it from the source, if you don't mind...>undo his belt and zipper, reach into his pants
>>812295>>812302Seconds.And geeze guys. I know its a thursday aka national masturbation day but go to a sadpanda thread for that stuff.
>>812302 "Drink it slowly, young master..." your mind was starting to clear up. the world around you became less blurry.He helped you to stand up, you felt ....peace around you; clear skies, lush of green, the warmth of the sun caressing your pale skin. A manor awaited you to the east. You are beginning to accept it... This place is not a dream. Not your dream. "Apologies for the rude awakening, young master, I am...the caretaker" he, despite his frail back, bowed to you. "There is so many question to ask. I am aware of that There is no need to evade them, you are an Emissary the blood of Master Livendagen runs through your veins even. how is...the waking world these days, young master?" >Inquire about this 'Emissary'>Inquire about this Livendagen>Inquire about the 'waking world'>Write-in
>>812320>Inquire about what he expects us to do?
>>812320>Inquire about this 'Emissary'and this: >>812326OP, is English not your first language?
>>812320>"I dunno. Where am I?"
>>812320>Inquire about this LivendagenHow does one even read that?
>>812320>Inquire about this Livendagen
>>812326>>812329>>812333 "We are in Master Livendagen's dream, A safe haven in this dream. None shall harm us here. A place for respite." The old man paused for a second "You are an Emissary, the gods of above and below fled to this plane of existence. In this endless dream of the Great one, Our creator....Our destroyer. They must be driven back to their duty in the waking world. they have no place here....This is your home now young master, would you like me to show the way around? We still have much to discuss inside." >Accept>Refuse>Just head straight to the manor>Write in
>>812376>Accept>Steal whatever isn't nailed down from the manor
>>812376>refuse and end the quest
>>812376>Accept, on the understanding that we may yet refuse whatever job we are being charged with once we learn more of it>Inquire how we have come, or were brought, here>Inquire where 'above and below' are, and what has happened there to compel gods to flee
>>812378>>812391>>812387 "Follow me , young master." The Caretaker showed you the exterior of this manor, everything was peaceful around you. That old statue was supposed to be this Livendagen fellow, he looked like a capable man. One that has seen so many hardships. "Those are the graves of...unfortunate emissaries. Your name lies in one of these tombstones as well as your weapon." All these names sounded foreign to you.All but one.This is you, you were certain of it.Your name was:>Edward, >Vinehelm >Welstart>Ezra>Lacus
>>812408>>812424>>812438>>812438>>812442 "Very well, please stand back, young master; allow me to retrieve your weapon." The caretaker brought a shovel and started to dig. There was no corpse there; only a weapon covered in black blood.It was a : >Nailfinger: A short blade favored by cutthroat in the dreamless realms, incredibly fast and can cut bare flesh with ease. Trick: Serrate the blade for more bleeding damage. >Grand Mildrah : A hefty mace with etchings of an unknown woman called Mildrah. Trick: the head of the mace can to released via a chain to resemble a powerful flail. >Ivory Catchpole: A rather exotic weapon from a forgotten land. Perfect for subduing foes. It has no trick art and it is very fragile.>Midden's pistol A filthy pistol salvaged from the gullets of many corpses. A crude grin is drawn on the sides. There is something special about this peculiar pistol....
>>812466>Midden's pistol A filthy pistol salvaged from the gullets of many corpses. A crude grin is drawn on the sides. There is something special about this peculiar pistol....
>>812466>Apache Attack Helicopter with cluster homing missiles
>>812466>Midden's pistol A filthy pistol salvaged from the gullets of many corpses. A crude grin is drawn on the sides. There is something special about this peculiar pistol....Mystery box?!Will we be getting more setting exposition any time soon?
>>812466>Grand Mildrah : A hefty mace with etchings of an unknown woman called Mildrah. Trick: the head of the mace can to released via a chain to resemble a powerful flail.
>>812466>Midden's pistol A filthy pistol salvaged from the gullets of many corpses. A crude grin is drawn on the sides. There is something special about this peculiar pistol.... it's shit
>>812472>>812472>>812475>>812478Current stats:Strength: 7 (Governs Strength based weapons)Skill: 10 (Governs skill based weapons)Bloodtinge: 15 (Governs Firearms)Arcane: 5 (Governs Arcane arts The pistol's grin is somewhat unsettling +1 Insight gained "This pistol as well as most arcane arts require Quicksilver to use, I am certain Master Bildren shall give you free quicksilver at your first visit. Come on, young master, to the manor...." [1/2]
>>812488>>812478>>812475>>812472>>812408The manor was spacious and welcoming from inside. You don't recall seeing something that luxurious. The caretaker guided you through a maze of hallways to a small dining room. It had a table brimmed with delicious food just for you. "Please, young master, do enjoy yourself." said the caretaker.The old man stood idly as you wolfed down the food in an impolite manner, you couldn't help to notice a lingering stench from somewhere in the manor. you kept said thought to yourself for the moment.After finishing the meal, you demanded answers. How and what/who brought you here, who are those gods of above and below. Other fleeting questions floated in your mind."I would rather allow Master Bildren to explain the matter of the fleeing gods. As for your former question, I am afraid...did brought you from your dream to Master's Livendagen's dream. It required a lot of strength for me to bring you here safety. This was no a choice i would prefer but there is no other way, An emissary must awaken the gods of above and below. The likes of you....so few and far between...I apologize for any inconvenience, young master." The caretaker took out the empty dishes, he soon returned to you "The Pillar and Master Bildren wishes to see you, which one would you like to see first, Young master? Both are essential to your journey" >Master Bildren>Pillar
>>812547>Master BildrenInformation first, before we begin in earnest.
>>812547>Master Bildrenhis title should give him the priority
>>812551>>812556>>812558The caretaker silently guided you to Master Bildren's hall, this ...stench grew more and more pungent as you approached this hall. "I would expect from the young master to mind his manners...." The Caretaker slowly opened the door revealing an abomination sitting in its sea of filth. Witnessing this Master has unsettled you+2 Insight Bildren can be described as a headless bloated spider with arms and legs littering its filthy body. A black pus oozed from its many open wounds/pores. Currently it was drawing strange symbols on the wall with its mire. "Master Bildren, The Young master is here. I shall leave you two...." The caretaker slowly closed the door behind you. You were barely capable of interpreting this....thing.You could hear her voice burrowing in your head. "Fear not child of man, I mean no harm to you. Quite the opposite, really. I am Bildren, the goddess of duality of both Above and Below. Before we discuss our deed, I can ease your mind with some answers, young one." >Inquire about the role of the gods>Inquire about 'her' blightful status >Inquire about the free quicksilver>Write in
>>812590>Inquire about the role of the gods
>>812590>>Inquire about 'her' blightful status
>>812590>Inquire about the role of the gods>Inquire as to why we in specific were chosen>Inquire as to 'Above and Below'>Inquire as to the nature of this realm, this 'dream'>Inquire as to the other graves beside ours>Relate to her our last memories prior - of having the experience of having our eyes shown shut and having to struggle to maintain our sense of self - and ask if she believes them to hold any significance>Inquire as to who exactly she and the caretaker areInformation is key when making an important decision.
>>812599>>812600 "We are the children of the great one, we are to govern his realms and yet my brothers and sisters chose to forsaken their duty, something or someone has rallied them to do so. They fled here to the dream of the great one ever so changing and churning...." More Blightful puss poured from her wounds "I am the great one's watcher, I have no control on the world and yet my task is as important as their roles. I searched for able minds to awaken the gods, First it was this young one, Livendagen. We created this place with great sacrifices. It is ever so difficult to maintain a stable place in this shifting dream...." Bildren kept scribbling more symbols " He was capable of awakening the gods, some persisted creating a twisted nightmare of their former selves here. Yet he stood strong against all the horror thrown at him. That was till he left his dream, never to return. It was essential to find a replacement, young one. Few can interpret the planes of the great one. You are one of these few. Does other questions plague you mind, young one? " >Ask her about your next step>Ask her about how she will aid you>Ask her the free quicksilver>Write in
>>812646>>Ask her about how she will aid you
>>812646>Ask her about your next step>Ask her the free quicksilver time to kick some ass
>>812612sorry didn't see this update
>>812646>>Ask her the free quicksilver
>>812657>>812658 "I can provide Quicksilver among other things for Blood Echoes . When my brothers and sisters awaken by your blade, you can collect a blood clot from their corpses....bring the clot to me and i shall award you handsomely with more of those trinkets of man. " The goddess of duality noticed your peculiar gun "Ah, I suppose you want quicksilver for your pistol. Very well. Dive your hand in one of my wounds...you will find aplenty inside me....Mire your hand in my blood and pus, young one." >Do as Bildren says>Politely refuse
>>812709>Do as Bildren saysa pistol without ammo is pretty worthless, we have to
>>812709>Do as Bildren says
>>812709>>Do as Bildren saysgross
>>812709>Do as Bildren saysI'd like to reiterate my earlier questions, but it seems no one else wants setting exposition, which is a shame.
>>812709>Do as Bildren says>>812722Dude it's already been two hours of exposition.
>>812713>>812719>>812720Ignoring the rancid stench, you did as she said, you felt different undulating textures coiling around you hand. x20 Quicksilver acquired x 1 Pusblood acquired "Consider this Pusblood as a gift, young one . The poor pillar girl can use some warmth. Give her my regards. The Caretaker shall guide you in your journey. " Bildren went silent for a moment, you could hear faint whispers around you. You could feel her talking to someone else in the manor. It wasn't the caretaker for certain.After a gentle knock, the Caretaker entered the room with a clean towel and some fragrants. You still had more questions brimming inside but you had a feeling that now it wasn't the time.The Caretaker cleaned you good, the stench s mostly gone "The Pillar is waiting for you , young master. She is a gentle thing. She..." The caretaker fell silent for a moment, he guided you without a word to a more pleasant hall with lots of statues like a gallery.One however was alive.Fused to a pillar, this woman was of cold stone. Yet her eyes....they were livelier than any woman you have met. Memories, some are coming back.... you....you...The caretaker left in silence leaving you with the living statue "Hello warm one, I am a Pillar, a living embodiment of this manor. I felt your steps. I felt....your warmth as you sit on the chair while eating. I...we are alive, the whole manor is. I..." She looked flustered as a response to your confession "I am sorry, Emissary. I-i am to aid you in your journey no more...no less. Warm my heart with blood echoes and i shall strengthen your mind and body in this plane." >Give the Pillar the Pusblood>Say something the pillar>Leave, speak to the Caretaker for the next step in your journey.>Write in>>812722they will be answered, I promise.
>>812775>Give the Pillar the Pusblood>Offer direct hug?
>>812775>Give the Pillar the Pusblood
>>812775>Give the Pillar the Pusblood>Ask if there's anything else we can do for her>Who is 'we'? Are there other parts of the manor we should talk to?
>>812775>>Give the Pillar the Pusblood
>>812788>>812795>>812800>>812800>>812818 "So warm....so...warm" Uttered the pillar, she was indeed too cold, "Embrace my bitterness , warm one, allow me to lend you my strength" You felt ...better after the embrace, all the pusblood was immediately absorbed. Giving her a brief moment of inner warmth. But said warmth vanished in a tick leaving bitter coldness in its place. She felt...somewhat sickly if that made any sense, you had a couple of questions to ask. "I-i am fine, Emissary, The manor always serves the Master and his followers...for that is our duty to fulfill. There are....no-no there is only me for you, Warm one. Deliver my thanks to the Mistress..." The Pillar shied away from your presnece with the arrival of the caretaker. He guided you to the back of the Manor. A twisted maze of sorts awaited you on this end. "Horror and madness runs amok outside of this dream, young master. I have staged a small area for your arrival. It will test your skills and teach you valuable lessons....that is of course if you want to, I can guide you to the Lamp instead, it shall take you to the first step of your journey. What is your choice, young master?" >please choose two attributes to level up.and>Delve into the maze>Head straight for the lamp
>>812857>Arcane>BloodtingeMagic gunnerAnd>Delve into the mazeWe need to properly test ourselves.
>>812857Shooty shooty bang bang and Arcane for upgrading>To the maze
>>812857>Delve into the mazewe have to train +1 to Bloodtinge and Skill we'll need a backup weapon if we run out of boolits, and skill is our 2nd highest score
>>812857Arcane and Bloodtinge and Delve into the maze. Also, Bloodborne Quest? fuck yea!
>>812857>please choose two attributes to level up.Bloodtinge and SkillWe can't always rely on the pistol.>Delve into the maze
>>812860>>812872>>812875>>812878Bloodtinge and Arcane have been leveled up Without a word, The caretaker locked the door behind you. Leaving you alone in this maze. There was something eerie about these hedges....are they closing in? A gutted and rotten corpse awaited you at the start, the skin is bleached yet the flesh is almost black as pitch.>Inspect the corpse further>Use your quick silver to cleanse the corpses [-2 Quicklsilver]>Shoot the corpse just in case [-1 Quicksilver, Success +10 in a d100 roll]>Move onwards
>>812904>Inspect the corpse furtherwe've met weirder shit today, let's make sure he's not here for a welcoming speech
>>812904Investigate the corpse, What could go wrong?
>>812904Inspect that corpse
>>812904>Inspect the corpse furtherGeneral rule: loot everything that isn't moving, dodge everything that is.
>>812915What if you shoot at thing that are moving so they stop movingOr if we find a pulsating, giant tumor full of cash?
>>812923We can decipher that philosophical dilemma when we come to it.
>>812923And what if we stop moving? Can we loot ourselves to double our loot?
>>812923The first is a waste of ammo, unless we can be assured of getting more blood echoes than we expend killing it. Not risking dying is also an upside.The second constitutes a stationary thing, unless it attacks us as we approach.>>812931If that happens, I should hope we return to our point of death to recover our lost blood echoes.Likely there'll be some bastard that picked them up before our return. Killing it is one exception to avoiding anything that moves.
>>812947Clearly we must pluck the flower and bring it to our friend Pillar-chan.
A corpse will remain a corpse.The face was entirely warped. The Eyes.... Sewn shut .Something stirred inside you, you backed away in horror, unaware of the source of your irrational fear.Your feel troubled Nothing of worth was found in this bloated corpse.A crossroad awaited you, the one to the north was a bit steep with a dense fog. The other path to the south was clear and yet it was drenched with old blood. A strange flower blossomed among all of this tainted blood >Take the fog riddled path>The the old blood riddled path>Write insorry
>>812947>The the old blood riddled pathIt sings to me.
>>812955>>812960sorry for spoiling the rest of the map,anon.
>>812957Follow the blood and take the flowerWhat could possibli go wrong?
Also, I think I saw the hint of a reference to The Lord Between The Lines OP.Don't think you snuck that by me. I won't elaborate to anyone but you better pull it off good.>>812957>The the old blood riddled path
>>812957>The the old blood riddled path
>>812962Don't worry about it. Already refreshed the page and forgotten anything I saw.
>>812962All good my man.
>>812955>>812960>>812964>>812965>>812969>>812970>>812972>>812975The first step into the blood soiled path triggered this cursed flower. It was a corpse coiled with vines which was puppeteered by the blood soaked flower It hurled towards you on all fours with a gaping maw ready with gnaw your flesh and bones.>Prime your gun at the charging foe, fire [-1 QS, Success +50 of a d100]>Aim for the flower itself [-1 QS, Success +70 of a d100]>Dodge the incoming charge [Success +40 of a d100]>Run away from this thing [Success +30 of a d100]>Write itbest out of three of the most popular vote
>>813000>write inwhy did my IP change? i never get it
>>813000So, we vote and then roll?
>>813000>Dodge the incoming charge [Success +40 of a d100]
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>813000We are taking that flower, one way or another
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>813000>Dodge the incoming charge [Success +40 of a d100]I imagine best of 3, using the most popular vote, would make it so that decisions aren't made depending on what rolls they get?
>>813000>>Aim for the flower itself [-1 QS, Success +70 of a d100]
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>813000>Dodge the incoming charge [Success +40 of a d100]>best of threeHm, we'll basically almost never fail. Sweet.
>>813012But Anon, if it's cursed we can't give it to Pillar-chan! We'll find her a better, not cursed one. Although that is a damn fine roll.
>>813007both rolls and vote are simultaneous i will chose the best roll out of three of the best vote if that make any sense. if you have a better suggestion, please say so.
>>813019>we'll basically almost never fail.We rolled 1, 3, and 6 one time on another quest that also used best of threeIt was magical
>>813032Well I guess the Anon who rolled a 90 wins haha.
>>813027Who said anything about giving her the flower?We are going to wear it on our hat, it will be our first trophy
>>813000>Prime your gun at the charging foe, fire [-1 QS, Success +50 of a d100] the hardest way isn't always the best, i think
>>813014yep.top Priority here is the choices rather than the rolls. the choices will dictate the outcome not vice versa
>>813038Or on lapel of our coat? If we're wearing one. I figure since this is based on bloodborne we'd have a coat.
>>813043Surely then you should just take the best of the first 3 posts regardless of vote, rather than the best of the most voted, so the rolls don't influence the decision made?Otherwise, people will tend to vote for things that already have high rolls.
>>813044We can make a coat from the leather of the corpseIt already has the right color and we don't needd to sew anything since it already has the correct shape
>>813056Slow down there Buffalo Bill.
>>813073We should have asked for a battle hose
>>813052>>813043Yeah, this. That or having a roll call after the vote is decider. Either/or will eliminate vote-to-roll bias.
>>813077Man...then we'd have to ask every enemy to put lotion on it's skin...that'd get annoying real fast.
please do roll the next time, thank you.A single sharp shot separated the flower from the shambling corpse, it collapsed on the ground like a fragile doll.The flower twitched momentarily before withering away without sustenance. The corpse had little to no vital organs. You doubted that your bullets can do anything to this shambling body at the first place. +120 echo Take Withered blood flower?>Yes>No>>813052i suppose you are right, I will implement this next time.thank you.
>>813088Damn right we'll take the flower. Might come in handy. What are we wearing by the way?
>>813083yeah, this can swing the votes. this is not my intention at all.
>>813088>YesIf it's not moving, loot it.
>>813091>>813094>>813095 Withered Blood Flower: This now withered Flower tends to grow in places where blood of the innocent mingles with the soil. The bloom the most around the bloodwards in both New and forsaken Oorlith.You felt the hedges slowly moving , but whenever you look, they were still....watching you in silence.Four men and women with warped faces and sewn eyes seemed to worship an amalgamation of these blood flowers which formed a pillar of corpses around a small body of water. you can almost hear it moaning and crying None of these poor creatures paid any attention to you. they kept pouring water and blood on the amalgamation. It appears that they were almost soothing it. They were certainly docile , even if they had some misintent , they were too frail and sickly too attack you.>Ignore the warped and the Bloodflowers>Prime your pistol at the warped and the Bloodflowers>Offer your withered bloodflower to the amalgamations [-2 Insight , Success +70 of a doll roll]>Write in
>>813144>Prime your pistol at the warped and the Bloodflowers
>>813144>New and forsaken Oorlith.So those are where the slaughters happened.>>813144>Prime your pistol at the warped and the Bloodflowers
>>813144Time to free these things from their misery
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>813144>Offer your withered bloodflower to the amalgamations [-2 Insight , Success +70 of a doll roll]What could go wrong?
>>813177But anon if we're going arcane/bloodtinge we never want to give up insight.
>>813182Or our flower!
>>813151>>813155>>813162 +960 Blood echoes gained You gunned down the warped one by one with ease wasting eight bullets in the process. They warped didn't react to their comrades' death; they were but husks, useless ones.The moans of the Amalgamation soon grew into a wail then a howl of anger and rage. The collection of the blood flowers uprooted itself revealing a greater corpse of a giant of sorts. various thorns sprouted from his cacrass.This one however, had all of his faculties. It was aware of all the pain, all the anger.>Fight Sograe, weeper of the innocent >Run away
>>813182>>813182Insight is basically insanity. Too much and you are the stupid boss with the lame cage helmet. Just enough and you become a new cthulu baby. I still go with my vote.
>>813200>Fight Sograe, weeper of the innocent>implying we run from a mass of blood echoes
>>813200>Fight Sograe, weeper of the innocent try to focus on killing the flowers, maybe it'll thank us for that?
>>813200Welp, time to fight! Shoot the smart corpse in the head!
>>813200Time to purge the world from undesireables
>>813200>>813216At the very least to cut its control. Hey, if we get enough we can give ourselves a crown.
>>813228Of anon. Purge of. From sounds like you wanna purge the world to take it from the undesirables. Unless that's what you want, then...okay.
>>813213>>813216The flower infested giant shook its head violently raining bits of rotten meat chunks towards you.You only had twelve Quicksilver left.>Try to blind an eye before sidestepping from the rain of flesh [-1 QS, Success +70]>Back away from his reach [Success +50]>Dodge right towards the giant, fire a rushed shot [-1 QS, Success +60]>Write in
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>813249>Back away from his reach [Success +50]
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>813249>Dodge right towards the giant, fire a rushed shot [-1 QS, Success +60]
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>813249>>813249>Try to blind an eye before sidestepping from the rain of flesh [-1 QS, Success +70]
>>813244I just want things, that are within an ever-shifting and poorly defined category, to stop being alive and/or existing.So your correction is on point, thank you very much
>>813249>>Back away from his reach [Success +50]
>>813259You're welcome. I do try.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>813249>>Back away from his reach [Success +50]
>>813253>>813255>>813257>>813259you backed away just in time,these chunks could have easily crushed your under their immense weight.The giant was a bit clumsy in its movement but it was relentless, Whips of thorns were primed towards you. The giant was leaving little time for you to take a shotA thorn coiled itself around your leg dragging you to its festering maw. you had little time to react.>Attempt to free yourself [Success+50]>Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]>Attempt to blind an eye in this state [-1 QS, Success +70] >Write in
>>813280>>Attempt to free yourself [Success+50]
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>813280>Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]taking risks
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>813283
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>813280>>Attempt to free yourself [Success+50]
>>813286god fucking dammit
>>813280>>Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]
>>813291It's not my fault that the dice gods are so easily offended by blasphemy. The pussies
as much as i hate to say this but we will end it for now. I can't open my eyes. the last thing you want is some posts from this state.AgainTwitter: https://twitter.com/FalloutQMDiscord Server thing for discussion: https://discord.gg/jHgNuKwwe will probably start at the same time tomorrow. Thank you so much for participation.
>>813314alright, thanks for running
>>813314Thanks for running! This session was only 42 hours away from beating the QMing record btw.
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>>813341wow did someone actually QMed for two days straight?
>>814012Aye, in ancient times going by the name of Azure Earth. It is not a recommended thing, very dangerous of health.
>>814159that is insane.i went once for twelve hours because the quest (can't remember which) was too engaging, i literally lost track of time
You wiggled around like a worm to set yourself free. With no weapon to cut these thorns and vines, It was a difficult task to achieve.Nevertheless, you freed yourself with minor cuts. That is all what mattered. The rot has eaten most of his legs, A tower of corpses, he might be but said tower is slowly crumbling from reckless and rage-induced movements. It is enraged from the recent death of the followers you slaughtered.You wondered how the caretaker managed to implement all this danger in such close distance to the manor. Why these abominations haven't stormed the manor?The towering giant took a moment to re-balance itself. Now is you chance, either flee from this madness....or bring down this abomination. >Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]>Aim for a random flower crowing the giant [-1 QS, Success +70]>Attempt to blind an eye [-1 QS, Success +60]>Flee back to the crossroad [Success +30]>Outrun the giant, tread the path ahead [Success+ 40]>Write in
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>814896>Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]We lose nothing but time by keeping out of range and observing a moment longer.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>814896>Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]Observation reveals weaknesses ofc.
>>814896>>Attempt to blind an eye [-1 QS, Success +60]
hot coffee fell on my lapjust a minutes please
>>814921The GTA mod?
>>814922no actual coffee.it burns we are back now.nice roll
>>814896>>Inspect the Giant further,look for something prominent in this mangle of vines and corpses [Success +80]I want us to kill thisthing, jut to see if we can
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>814946
>>814944Are you speaking in second and third stage haikus intentionally?
>>814909>>814917Of all the flowers, one stood out. It was bulbous with a faint blue taint unlike the others. It had gorging veins that pulsated rabidly. It was heavily protected among the other flowers and the corpses but perhaps a well aimed shot can bring down this tower of madness.The giant was rushing towards you, the hedges swayed left and right reacting to the giant's rage. >Attempt to shoot the blue tainted flower [-1 QS, Success +80]>Aim for a random flower crowing the giant [-1 QS, Success +70]>Attempt to blind an eye [-1 QS, Success +60]>Flee back to the crossroad [Success +30]>Outrun the giant, tread the path ahead [Success+ 40]>Write in>>814951This is not intentional, sorry anon.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>814959>Attempt to shoot the blue tainted flower [-1 QS, Success +80]
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>814959>Attempt to shoot the blue tainted flower [-1 QS, Success +80]The purpose of this maze is to teach us important lessons and test out skills; let us test them.Always remember, though, that perhaps the most important lesson of all is to know when to concede a fight - a hair ahead of the fact that not every problem has to be resolved with violence.
>>814968Look at those rolls!The great hunter in the sky surely wanted this thing to die.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>814959>Attempt to shoot the blue tainted flower [-1 QS, Success +80]>>814968hot beeee
>>814968>>814970>>814975A single shot. Devastating and precise. Without a simple, pitiful flower, the giant withered in pain. Like petals, the corpses above its head dropped on the ground with an audible thud. PREY SLAUGHTERED +2500 Blood echo gained The final rest of these corpses brimmed your heart with unease +1 insight gainedRot claimed what was rightfully theirs, the corpses decomposed at an exhilarating speed without the flower. The blue tainted flower was not even a flower in the first place; a parasite with a bloated blue eye hiding its frail body inside a regular flower, small strands of blue veins trail from the end of the flower. You could hear it wheeze, it was slowly crawling away from you. >Crush the parasite with your feet>Take the Parasite-infested Bloodflower>Allow the parasite to escape>Commune with the parasite [-3 Insight, Success +80]>Write in
>>815011>Take the Parasite-infested BloodflowerNeato.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>815011>Commune with the parasite [-3 Insight, Success +80]
>>815011>>Commune with the parasite [-3 Insight, Success +80]
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>815011>>Commune with the parasite [-3 Insight, Success +80]"Just WHAT are you?"
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>815011May as well roll!
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>815024hey you dropped this
>>815017>>815019>>815024>>815029>>815034>>815036The eyes twitched rapidly as you attempted to commune with it.Only four distorted words popped into your mind. "What....is...my....purpose?" The eye simply vanished afterwards leaving you with more questions than answers.Another crossroad awaited you, one had neatly arranged hedges, the other was simply unattended and overgrown.>Take the overgrown path>Take the neat path>Write in
>>815088>Take the neat pathgotta have good line of sight for our pistol
>>815088The shittier one is bound to have more hidden goodies
>>815088>Take the neat path
>>815088>Take the neat pathOne then has to wonder, who is it that is arranging these hedges?
>>815115The QM i believe
>>815108>>815109>>815110>>815115The arranged path felt more safe, you chose to take it. you could feel them, unseen, unnerved by your presence ....they were slithering behind your back. they want to gnaw your mind and tear your flesh bit by bit Panicked by the unknown, you looked around you; the hedges were closing in trapping you in their gullet of thorns. Your mind was pierced by madness. One that you can not comprehend. Impaled by spears of terror, you must flee. lest your mind is lost !!!Frenzy is rapidly increasing!!! >Run onwards to the unknown [Success +50]>Squeeze your way back before the hedge fully seal the exit [Success +90]>Write in
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>815134Apart from the weapon, what is our current equipment?>Squeeze
>>815134>Write inStill yourself.Becalm your mind. Refuse to be moved, save by your own volition.If you are to bid gods to awaken, you will face worse than this. Do not let it shake you.>>815117So, the Caretaker, then?It always comes down to the hunters' helper to clean up after these sorts of messes, doesn't it?
>>815134>>Run onwards to the unknown [Success +50]
forgot my trip, sorry.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>815146I keep forgeting to roll
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>815156>>815145We probably need a third roll, don't we?
>>815143>>815145>>815146we need another vote to break the tie inor i can break it myself
Rolled 3 (1d3)
>>815146>>815161>>815164You kept running refusing to look back to the danger behind. Your attire and arms did not hinder you in your escape, you were swift as the winds A dead end awaited you with a simple lamp, perhaps this is a promise of safety? It was pinned about a small puddle, something was shinning among the mud below. The danger behind is closing in rapidly.Shall your curiosity be the end of you or perhaps it will provide something of import? !!!! Frenzy shall claim your mind in seconds!!!! >Touch the lamp>Quickly Scour for whatever lies under the mud [Success +60]>Write in
>>815203>Touch the lamp
>>815203>Touch the lampThis feels like a ruse.
>>815203Touch the lampDo it now
>>815214>>815218the world around you dissipated upon touching the lamp. You found yourself in another part of the maze. The Caretaker was waiting for you. "Well done, young master, you have found me. Master Bildren is already pleased from your progress. However..." The young Caretaker grabbed a serrated rifle from a nifty case, it had many joints and contraptions. Nothing like a regular rifle "...you have missed the most vital lesson of them all. Death . Do not let your primal fears overwhelm your senses, you are bound to this place , young master. Please surrender your flesh and eyes to me...." >Surrender yourself to the Caretaker>Fight the Caretaker to the death
>>815278>the old caretaker
>>815278>Fight the Caretaker to the death
>>815278>Fight the Caretaker. But do not kill him.>"I do not fear death; I have nothing left and hence nothing to lose from it. But please, if you are already bound to teach me this lesson, then teach alongside it as much else as you would?"
>>815289>>815311 "A bold choice, Remind yourself: Overconfidence killed aplenty before you, young master. Please do attempt to harm me......." The caretaker formed a wicked spear out of the rifle, he was slowly approaching you. You had a feeling that this decrepit old man had more experience and skill than yourself. >Aim at a certain body part, shoot [-1 QS, Success +80]>Submit yourself to the caretaker
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>815336aim at his main arm?
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>815336>Aim at a certain body part, shoot [-1 QS, Success +80]Arm or shoulder to interfere with his attacks
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>815336>Aim at a certain body part, shoot [-1 QS, Success +80]Upper torso is easiest to hit, and should interfere with his usage of relatively long, heavy weapons like a rifle or spear.Regardless, we ought to close in to engage him in hand-to-hand immediately after, so as to further use his weapon's length against him, or else simply grapple the weapon away from him.
>>815363We have no close range weapons though right?
>>815365It would at least put us on a level; our fists should hit about as hard as his fists.In contrast, the options are to fight at mid-range, where he continually pressures us with his spear while we probably run out of ammunition, or to fight from afar, where he can just snipe us with his rifle.Despite our not having any especial close range options, it is the best option of the three, especially if we can grapple his weapon away from him and then retreat to use it against him.
>>815392I think moving around quickly at midrange and shooting him would be much more effective. Punching him isn't gonna do shit
>>815398I would disagree. He is stated to have more experience and skill than us. It would likely be far easier for him to pressure us with his chosen weapon than for us to pressure him. And it would likely be easier for him to hit us while both of us are moving - because both of us WILL be moving - than for us to hit him.And I'm certain this isn't the first time he's had to do this.The best way to stand a chance of winning is to alter the circumstances of the engagement so that he cannot use is preferred method of combat - that is, to render the weapon he favors ineffective - and to do it unexpectedly, so that we have the most chance of overwhelming him before he can react.And, as I said, stealing his weapon from him and using it ourselves is probably a good idea, if at all possible. Him punching us probably won't do shit to us either, but an actual fistfight would be the last resort.
>>815340>>815349The caretaker didn't dodge when the bullet went straight through his shoulder. The man [red[ did no bleed [/red]. He didn't even stagger "Nicely done master, you aim with firearms is improving...." In a blink, the Caretaker closed the distance scrapping your midsection with the edge of his spear. A furious kick sent you flying to the ground. "However, An emissary should not rely on a single weapon..The world is brimmed with tools for the emissary to use .An emissary should not underestimate his foes...." Your vision was getting blurry, your belly felt like it was burning, a green bile was bubbling near your recent wound. "An emissary should know when to retreat and when to fight...An emissary trust no one and expect the worst from every one, even myself young master." A piercing shot went straight through your chest, you collapsed on the ground, wheezing in pain. "Finally, An emissary should accept death....as an inevitability or perhaps as a mean for progress . Please Close your eyes, young master. you have done well. " YOU DIED ...You found yourself in the Pillar's room, you didn't notice the lamp hidden among the statues. The caretaker was waiting for you while the Pillar chose to look the other way. You felt.... different. As if your souls was torn into a thousand pieces. "Apologies young master, I simply can not die in this realm. Giving you false hope will hurt you even more. it was necessary for you to learn this harsh lesson. Upon death you only lose your blood echoes but since we are in the dream, I have some control about the laws of this place. Please accept this gift as an apology...." The caretaker had three more vials of the soothing liquid you drank from earlier.>Accept >Refuse >Refuse, Ignore the caretaker.>Write in
>>815424That's why we shot his arm, to make his weapon less effective. Closing to melee range when the dude has a spear and we have no means of defense or attack at close range makes no sense whatsoever
>>815429Did not bleed
>>815429>Refuse, Ignore the caretaker.Ree
>>815429>Accept at least we tried, hah.maybe we should ask him for more equipment
>>815429>AcceptWell that rendered the entire discussion moot.
>>815453we didn't really stand a chancesorry
>>815443>>815449>>815453>>815463you gained x3 Milkwood Vials Milkwood vial: An sedative made from the extract of the white trees in Milkwood forest, soothes the mind while decreasing one's insight You asked the caretaker for some weapons because treading the outside world with merely a pistol is simply suicidal. He said that Master Bildern might have some in her gullet. She will trade them for Blood echoes. Her intrest lies more in the clots of her brothers and sisters.You also kept in mind that you can offer your Blood echoes to the pillar to strengthen yourself.>Go to Bildren>Speak to the Pillar>Ask the Caretaker where are those lamps leading to the outside world>write in
>>815497>Go to Bildrenwe really need the weapon
>>815497>Go to BildrenItems matter more than stats
>>815497>Go to BildrenCheck the stat requirements and costs of weapons, then head to the Pillar to get the required stats, then go back to buy the weapons.
>>815518>>815514>>815513You went straight to the goddess of duality , she was expecting you."Welcome,young one. I hope the poor caretaker was not too harsh on you, you have to forgive him. He has seen much....perhaps too much" You politely asked about some weapons to arm yourself with, She didn't look thrilled about it "Those weapons of steel, they are useless; the real offense lies in the arcane but if they were to aid you. I am willing to ...exchange some. " >Nailfinger [1500 Blood echoes]: A short blade favored by cutthroat in the dreamless realms, incredibly fast and can cut bare flesh with ease. Trick: Serrate the blade for more bleeding damage. >Grand Mildrah [Requires 10 Strength , 2500 Blood echoes]: A hefty mace with etchings of an unknown woman called Mildrah. Trick: the head of the mace can to released via a chain to resemble a powerful flail. >Ivory Catchpole [2000 Blood echoes] : A rather exotic weapon from a forgotten land. Perfect for subduing foes. It has no trick art and it is very fragile.>Quick silver [500 blood echoes each]Current Blood Echoes: 3580>Buy something>Leave for now
>>815555jesus christ why is ammunition so expensive? that's ridiculous
>>815555>Nailfinger [1500 Blood echoes]: A short blade favored by cutthroat in the dreamless realms, incredibly fast and can cut bare flesh with ease. Trick: Serrate the blade for more bleeding damage.
>>815555>Nailfinger [1500 Blood echoes]i guess we can keep the rest for the pillar
>>815555>>Grand MildrahCan we buy arcane shit?
>>815555>Buy something>Nailfinger [1500 Blood echoes]: A short blade favored by cutthroat in the dreamless realms, incredibly fast and can cut bare flesh with ease. Trick: Serrate the blade for more bleeding damage.Sounds like a Skill-scaling weapon to me.
>>815580>>815582>>815590Bildren poured out the blade in an exudation of puss and blood . You grabbed the weapon with unease.After thanking her, you gave it to the caretaker who cleaned and polished it thoroughly. It was time to visit the Pillar."W-welcome back, Emissary, I am ready to fulfill my duty." She opened her arms for an embrace, a transfer of strength and power.You can level up twice, leaving you with 530 Blood echoes. >Level ___ up>Offer the withered bloodflower to the Pillar>Leave>>815585no, that is her current stock.
Current statsStrength: 7Skill: 10Bloodtinge: 16Arcane: 5
>>815620>Level ___ up twice>Offer the withered bloodflower to the PillarFor real though the cost of quicksilver just made our pistol a huge liability to use
>>815627Level up arcane twice then. My bad.
>>815620>Offer the withered bloodflower to the PillarIs weapon scaling a thing here? If so, do we know which stats our weapons scale with?
>>815626arcane is supposed to be 6 , sorry.>>815627that means that we won't shoot everything in sight. it is a rather rare and precious resource. >>815637stats only dictate the requirements or certain weapons/firearms/arcane. Investing in a certain attribute will also allow better rolls (lower frequency of 90s and 80s and so on....)
>>815637it is difficult to implement this mechanic here, if you have a better idea to implement it, please share it with us
>>815620>Level Arcane up twice>Offer the withered bloodflower to the Pillar
>>815656There's a difference between making ammo a precious resource and making it absolutely not worth using
>>815667well, for one, it will be found across the world. The further we progress, the more blood echoes we will gain. Besides, Bildren is not only the sole merchant in this quest.If you have another way of balancing QS then please say so. I am up for suggestions/
>>815660Not really. I had just assumed that they would give some kind of static or scaling bonus on related rolls (giving a +20 bonus to hitting with a firearm with 20 Bloodtinge), for instance, but that has its own problems.As it is, I think it seems somewhat uncertain what the benefit of actually raising a stat is (as opposed to, for instance, purchasing a ton of quicksilver). The standard method of minmaxing a single weapon that you would regularly use in a Soulsborne game doesn't seem to work here.
>>815664>>815627>>815637 "T-thank you, I will cherish you gift, warm one." The Pillar embraced you in silence absorbing your blood echoes in the process.You left the Pillar afterwards who shed a tear as you closed the door behind you. "It is for the best to leave the girl alone, young master. there is no good coming out of this...." said the caretaker.It was time to visit this room the caretaker talked about. A room brimmed with lamps, It shall serve as a warping point to the outside world. Some lamps were twisted and coiled around themselves, most of them where unlit.Only four showed radiance, A crude etching covered the poles, each with a different name: Milkwood forest , New Oorlith Bloodward , Tainted grounds [/blues] and Blackwood Quarters >Inquire about _____>Touch the _____ lamp>Don't, Ask the Caretaker if you can explore the maze more.>Write in
>>815689so you suggests a modifier upon reaching certain level on an attribute correct?i can do that but it might be OP on the long run>>815667the price is a bit steep i will admit. does 300 sounds fair?
>>815765>Inquire about _____>The maze. Just what exactly was it? Where did it, and everything inside, come from?>A brief description of what we could expect from each of the four locations would be nice. It would also help to know what our targets are.>>815679Perhaps have quicksilver be a renewable resource, similar to Estus Flasks, that regenerate at lamps (or whatever checkpoint you use here), and sinking Blood Echoes into it increases our carrying capacity, or grants us some other improved effect?As it is, all our confrontations so far that we've been able to use the pistol in are ones that have occurred at relatively close range, where a melee weapon would have worked just as well. As the pistol expends a limited resource, it should either deal vastly more damage than a melee weapon or offer some other benefit that a non-quicksilver-expending weapon doesn't give - for instance, the ability to eliminate enemies from extreme distances with no chance of counterattack, or completely bypass certain encounters, or enter otherwise inaccessible areas, or parry spam.
>>815765this: >>815780ask about the maze and the zones
>>815765Touch the milkwood forest lamp
>>815780well the idea of renewable QS sounds doable. Other anons, what are your take on this idea?Keep in mind that QS is also used for Arcane
>>815775That was the main problem I was talking about. But it is the simplest method, and can be simply balanced by making some DCs harder, as one would expect against bosses and later enemies, while having the easier enemies and obstacles become increasingly trivial (as they should, once we become sufficiently experienced).There are other rolling methods, but most wouldn't mesh well with the established rolling scheme (requiring differently-sized dice than the ones we are using, or some such) or are overly cumbersome (requiring MATH, or other tiresome things).
>>815804I like that plan a lot better.
>>815780The caretaker could not look at you straight in the face " Back when Master Livendagen has lent his body and mind to Master Bildren, She and I staged this...place out of his dreams. We....twisted this part of the dream. The area is contained by myself mostly. Master Bildren cares little about children of man she only follows the Great one's commands...." There was a painful pause "Master Livendagen honed his skills against everything we threw at him here. We have done....terrible things to men and women of the waking world. We twisted them and brought them here against their will. Unlike you or Master Livendagen, their minds are too frail to comprehend this plane of existence. I....am not proud of my past. Please young master, I don't wish to speak about the past anymore." You had more questions about these new areas but the caretaker was not in the mood to talk anymore.I think I will end it here for today. Again, thank you so much for your participation.
>>815882thanks for running
>>815882Can we do dual wielding like pic?
>>818584hello.It all depends on the weapons in hand(s). Currently with our Middens Pistol (Flintlock ) and our Nailfinger (Shortblade), we resemble the highwayman from darkest dungeon.Some weapons will require to be wielded by two hands while other's trick mode can alter between ranged and close combat like the caretaker's rifle.
>>818600Looks fine, do remember to put your trip on when phone posting or when using a different computer.
>>818607my IP keeps changing for some reason. I am still using the same computer. It is really annoying.
>>818610Not really a problem as long as your trip is on when answering quest related questions.
The Caretaker suggested easing your mind a bit by relaxing outside while he finishes some tasks in the manorAgain, Even with these graves, you felt peace and tranquility as you gave rest to your body and mind. Nature,Raped and Violated , in the favor of industrialization and progress. Smokes of black Clouds of grey, covering the horizon...A fleeting memory echoed inside your mind. You....you.... You heard some whispers from an unknown source, they were awfully similar to the ones you heard while meeting Bildren for the first time. Another Mystery into the pile.... You felt someone or something licking your trigger finger. There was no suspect to be found. The time for rest is over. .The Caretaker haven't set foot outside of the dream. Everything he knew was from Livendagen. That was years, maybe decades ago. Time is but a meaningless concept here. The Caretaker assured you so. As for the four areas, The old man spoke about them in brief: The Milkwood forest is supposed to be an area devoid of violence and bloodshed. The humans living here willingly (or unwillingly) in the dream chopped down the majority of the forest, only a small pocket remain unscathed and untouched by man. The tainted grounds used to be part of the Milkwood forest. Deforestation combined with the seas of corpses there created a cesspool of blight and disease. The Blackwood Quarters used to be a part of Old Oorlith, the place is now mostly forsaken according to master Livendagen. Milkwood would be processed in this small working city New Oorlith Bloodward is a cruel place; when the old Bloodward proved to be ....less efficient, a new Bloodward was constructed in New Oorlith; away from the stench of death of Forsaken Oorlith.You touched:>The Milkwood Forest Lamp>The Blackwood Quarters Lamp>The Tainted Grounds Lamp>The New Oorlith Bloodward Lamp>None, you wanted the explore the maze further.
>>819154>The Blackwood Quarters LampSeems a rather arbitrary choice, though the fact that we can even choose is appreciated. I'd like to see the maze a little more, but I expect most of us want to just get on with it.
>>819154>The Blackwood Quarters Lamp
>>819201>>819205You world around you disappeared , you found yourself an among withered crops in a field. Blackwood Quarters The Lamp trickled Quicksilver for you to use. You wondered why the caretaker failed to mention this important note. QS slots replenished 7/7 This land oozed with a black tar-like substance, It was vicious and thick with no smell and with a dull texture. Black Skies watched this desolate field. No sun, No moon with an endless abyss Above.You could hear the distant sounds of crows and something...else. You were not sure what it was. The barn next to you troubled you the most; you heard some struggle between some beast and a very deranged woman "Ooooh~ this one i like it.....squirm a bit for me. Yes,yess,oh yes. you have seem a lot errmmm, that is bountiful...magnificent, this one" >Ignore the Barn [Choose a direction N,S,E,W]>Inspect the Barn>Write in
>>819273forgot my trip. sorry.
>>819273>Inspect the Barn
>>819273>Inspect the BarnSeems significant.>Black Skies watched this desolate field. No sun, No moon with an endless abyss Above.Sure hope we're not going to be in total darkness once we move out of sight of the lamp.
>>819310>>819311You slowly approached the barn with your weapons drawn, The main double door was half opened. You took a quick peek.A horrid scene awaited you.The Deranged woman was covered in old blood, she barely wore anything of worth; just some tattered robe. Eyes, lots of eyes sprouted all over her skin. Some were human....others of different origin. She had a tool belt, it had lots of crude tools of iron, jagged, rusted and irregular.She was on top a deformed crow . It had a vestigial human arms which sprouted small feathers. This crow was asymmetric and as big as a human adult. Its beak had teeth at random spots.Currently the woman was carving its eyes out. She sensed your presence, you could feel it.In a blink, she turned her head towards your direction revealing an eyeless face with lots of bulges. She had snitched them all...her eyes and the eyes she installed in her face. "Hmmm? hmmmm, I....I oooh~ Is that you Livendagen? Aaaah, it has been quite a while. Yes, yes , yesss Ooooh, have you come with a gift for me? I....I cherish your presence, my dear..." >Rush in with your Nailfinger [Success +70]>Shoot the crazed woman from a distance [-1 QS, Success +50]>Attempt to sneak away from the barn [Sucess +60]>Reveal yourself, Say something to the crazed Lady>Write in
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>819403>>Shoot the crazed woman from a distance [-1 QS, Success +50]Then say "Livendagen is no more."
>>819403>Tell her Livendagen is dead, claim to be his son and came here to tell her the news we'll see how that goes
>>819403>Reveal yourself, Say something to the crazed Lady>"I am told we bear a relation, though I am not him. I regret my presence will have to suffice."Keep a distance, in case she proves to be hostile. But it does not do to attack everything and everyone on sight.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>819425>>819502
>>819425Or maybe "The old Livendagen is no more.">>819516might want to belay that roll
>>819425>>819502>>819511The woman twitched, she was having some hard time interpreting your clear words as if you are the first person to talk to in sometime. She looked a bit confused. "ugh. you....are one of those Emissaries Livendagen talked about,no? yes, your clothes, I have seen them before. I see everything, I have been in amany places my dear" She left the bleeding crow, sheathing her tools before circling around you like a watchful hound "Livendagen was a precious man....never to break a promise, never to harm the weak....such a pretty boy. You might just fill his shoes, heheheeee~" She did want to touch you out of curiosity but it seemed like she was restraining herself "I am Histianne, ooh i love this name. Livendagen gave it to me...he gave me a boon to hold on to you see. Oooh i miss him already. May i examine those beautiful eyes? I promise you, you won't end like one of my eyes,,,heheyehee~" >Accept>Refuse
>>819574>Accept, but no touching... with hands or tools
>>819425I will support this
>>819574>Accept, but no touching.
>>819578Histianne tilted her neck to see you properly, as promised, she didn't touch you or anything. The woman seemed to be fumed with anger "SSEEALLED THEY ARE SEEAALLED, That damn caretaker snitching up those beautiful eyes. If only...IF ONLY..." Histianne thrashed her rage against the bleeding crow pulverizing it with an array of red tendrils summoned from the ether. She was not satisfied with this display of arcane, she ravaged the corpse with her carvers and other crude tools muttering nonsense in the mean time.She panted heavily "Hah...hah, This damn wretched vermin...hah. I....ugh. No, no, no, this is not how you treat a friend of a friend. Give me insight and i shall trade some Arcane arts with you...better yet carve me some exotic eyes and i will reward you. If you haven't noticed already, I want to see everything....There is much to see from the highest beacon of above to the depth the spiral..." >Agree to help her to harvest more 'exotic' eyes>Say something to her>Leave
>>819637>Ask her more about the Caretaker, tell her we remember a nightmare where our eyes got sealed>Agree to help her to harvest more 'exotic' eyes
>>819637>Say something to herAsk her what sort of 'exotic' eyes she is looking for.Ask her about the caretaker and Livendagen; we've already met the former, but still know so little about them.Ask her about this place; we've yet to get our bearings after having just arrived, and she must know so much more about it than we do.you saw nothing
>>819694I've seen it!
>>819652>>819679 "Any eyes you feel that they will fit my body, Men, beasts ....gods. It doesnt matter. Please, have my carver, it is a very delicate process my dear. I need those nerves intact....." Eye Carver A crude instrument used by the woman of eyes, it can be expanded to carve the widest of eyes Her many eyes flickered out of the sudden "That damn caretaker sealed my eyes to 'protect' them as I arrived in his playground. Without eyes, one will fall as a victim to the spreading madness...one must see everything. You must understand this. Few eyes in this world can see the truth...if you can bring them to me,i can easily set you with a new pair. Trust Histianne, This one knows best...." The sound of croaking crows briefly interrupted her "Livendagen found me as a waste thrown for him to slay, I still had some of my faculties. He...took pity on me. He sneaked me out of his dream nourishing me with his own blood. I owe this man more than my life, my dear. And so i helped him and he helped me....till he simply vanished. I can't see him...anymore" A trail of sadness ended her sentence.A smaller crow found its way in the barn. The woman of eyes paid little attention to it " I travel a lot, I know some secrets and wonders here and there. This one is for free, There is a bloated crow in the field it has a weapon tucked in its gullet, beware....it is fond of ambushes and overwhelming its prey. I haven't entered the city itself but it is in ruins from the tar that washed over the eastern half of the city...." Perhaps more blood echoes ought to make her spill more secrets.>Attack the small crow>Say something to the woman of eyes>Leave
>>819765>Say something to the woman of eyesWhat of all these crows? They seem... different, from the crows we remember in the past.And remember to thank her before leaving.
>>819765>tell her about the small crow, should we care or not?then once we take care of that,>Thank her and leavewe have something to slay, at least
>>819765>>Say something to the woman of eyes>You mentioned trading insight for arcane secrets?
>>819796>>819804>>819805The woman of eyes threw up a well aimed bile which melted flesh and bone alike "Now, where were we? ah yes, something or someone has dropped in the stilllake spreading this tar to this part of Old Oorlith. The madmen at the bloodward had their share of tests subjects on plagued men and their livestocks....Oooh i can see them withering and twirling in the gullets of their creations. heheaheee~" Histianne paused for moment "You can not comprehend the simplest of my arcane arts, my dear...come back with more knowledge so we can trade madness for madness!" With that said, you thanked her for time, you exited the barn. Eyes pinned to the east where the fallen quarters stand.>Choose a direction [E,W,S,N]>Get back to the dream>Write in
>>819898>go Eastwhat's the wort that can happen?
>>819898>Choose a direction [E,W,S,N]East, I guess.
>>819908>>819920>>819924i feel like we have achieved little in these three hours. i sleep twice per day , 3-4 hours in each sleep. would you like me to continue after this nap or tomorrow? because in all honesty, i can't open my eyes. sorry anons
>>819963can't guarantee i'll still be awake in 4 hours but it's up to you, get some good rest
>>819963I wont be up then but do whats best for you, no need go mad for this.
>>819989>>819996apologies for oversleeping like that, this never happened before. On the bright side, we will have more time for today's session
>>822874it's ok, it means you needed it
>>822907problem is this the best time for me to run.however most players are either sleeping or at work so i will have to wait 7-10 hours before starting
>>822930People are probably available now since it's Sunday
>>823217well i will ask on qtg and my twitter.if i got more than two replies, we will get started.
>>823274I'm here, for the moment, at least.
You left the woman of eyes in the barn, she has literally and figuratively seen a lot. She will be more than alright without you.Pitch as black, you could barely see what is ahead of you. No sun, no moon to guide you. All the oil lamps and candles are long gone in these parts....all but the lone and fading solidarity of the dream lamp. The Abysmal skies watched over this diseased lands. Naught a star lights your way. your mind is troubled +2 insight Wilted corn surrounded you, It was mostly black and sickly. This once-arable land has seen better days for certain. You can feel them, Tappings of a hundred finger, unforeseen, unending. The sickly corn wavers signalling in imminent assault of these foes.You squinted under your feet, puddles of thick tar amongst the innocent corn slowing you down. how could you see them in such an unforgiving darkness?They were everywhere, behind you, in front of you toying with your fragile existence before ending it.You fell right into their trap. >Attempt to run away from corn field [Success +70] >Blindly shoot at a random direction [-1 QS , Success +90]>Blindly thrash your nailfinger at a random direction [Success+ 90]>Calm yourself, focus...and prepare for the worst [Success +50]>Pour Quicksilver under your feet, cleanse this spot of this evil [-6 QS, Success +20]>write in
>>823382>Calm yourself, focus...and prepare for the worst [Success +50]
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>823382>Calm yourself, focus...and prepare for the worst [Success +50]It does not do to act without information.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>823382>>Calm yourself, focus...and prepare for the worst [Success +50]
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>823382>Calm yourself, focus...and prepare for the worst [Success +50]Calm and in control.
>>823385>>823392You calmed yourself, confidence surged once again in your veins, you drew your gun and blade. Ready for what lurks yonder.... Your trigger finger felt wet Alas it slithered its way out of the shadow, a large centipede of bloated rotten flesh with hundreds of human fingers tapping in excitement out of their own, This slim and yet towering creature wanted to add your face to its rotten collection withering on the downside. Dead eyes of simple folks looked at you pleading for a sweet release.It swayed left and right studying your claws and fangs. Its gaping maw revealed an array of horrid teeth yearning for your flesh.>Attempt to run away from corn field [Success +95] >Attempt to shoot at one of its soft spots [-1 QS , Success +90]>Serrate your nailfinger, strike a bulging vein [Success+80]>Charge ,Gut the vile thing [Success +70]>Attempt to dodge its first strike [Success +60]>Quickly Pour Quicksilver under your feet, cleanse this spot of this evil for better maneuverability [-6 QS, Success +40]>write in
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>823429>Attempt to dodge its first strike [Success +60]Serrate our blade as well, prepare for a counter strike
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>823429>Attempt to dodge its first strike [Success +60]Observe it for weak points before attacking.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>823429>Attempt to dodge its first strike [Success +60]
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>823429>Dodge
>>823435>>823436You avoided its ruthless strike with relative ease , you serrated your nailfinger. this ought to gash more blood out of this thing.The centipede attempted to lash its end to knock you down but you were out of its reach. The centipede repostioned itself, it coiled around itself in the way that its soft underbelly was exposed. The restless faces started to recite madness and terror into your ears, you could feel their words gnawing on your mind. !!!! Frenzy is increasing !!! >Drink a Milkwood Vial stave this madness away [-1 Milkwood vial, -1 Insight, -10 roll threshold ]>Don't drinkand>Attempt to run away from corn field [Success +90] >Fire a precise shot at one of its soft spots despite the ongoing madness [-1 QS , Success +90]>Fire a random shot at the centipede's general direction [-1 QS, Success +70]>Charge ,Gut the vile thing while an opportunity still stands [Success +90 !!! Frenzy will claim the emissary upon failure]>write in
>>823492sorry.forgot my trip
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>823492>Drink a Milkwood Vial stave this madness away [-1 Milkwood vial, -1 Insight, -10 roll threshold ]>Fire a random shot at the centipede's general direction [-1 QS, Success +70]Oh dear.These DCs
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>823492>Drink a Milkwood Vial stave this madness away [-1 Milkwood vial, -1 Insight, -10 roll threshold ]>Charge ,Gut the vile thing while an opportunity still stands [Success +90 !!! Frenzy will claim the emissary upon failure]I'm feelin lucky. So this gives us a DC of 80 right?
>>823509What exactly happens when we get frenzied?
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>823492>>Drink a Milkwood Vial stave this madness away [-1 Milkwood vial, -1 Insight, -10 roll threshold ]>>Fire a random shot at the centipede's general direction [-1 QS, Success +70]
>>823513too much madness will kill us/leave us at the brink of death
>>823514>>823503>>823505 Frenzy has been subsided After soothing your nerves, your random shot pierced its unsettling underbelly. A simple pellet twirled the twisted creature. The endless arrays of fingers were quickly digging through this rotten soil; perhaps this centipede had its share of you....or perhaps it had other plans ....>Leave it be for now, run away [Success +40] >Fire a rushed shot at one of its soft spots before it would burrow inside [-1 QS , Success +70]>Fire a percise shot at the centipede's hard head hoping to damage something vital [-1 QS, Success +90]>Charge ,Gut the vile thing before it would dissapear under the soil sands [Success +90 }>write in
>>823545>under the rotten soil
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>823545>Charge ,Gut the vile thing before it would dissapear under the rotten soil [Success +90 }We really need to get better at using our weapons.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>823545>>Fire a percise shot at the centipede's hard head hoping to damage something vital [-1 QS, Success +90]
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>823545>>Fire a percise shot at the centipede's hard head hoping to damage something vital [-1 QS, Success +90]
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>823545>Fire a percise shot at the centipede's hard head hoping to damage something vital [-1 QS, Success +90]DCs are at an all time high.Hope is at an all time low.
>>823575And you are one post too late
>>823575>>823569>>823572>>823575The pellet simply bounced off from the centipede's hard exterior leaving a painful mark. the creature was clearly annoyed from your second shot.It vanished under the soil , never to surface again even after minutes....>Stay put a little bit longer>Enter the newly burrowed hole, try to chase it to the depth below>Ignore it, move on [E,W,S,N]>Write in sorry my laptop died out
>>823642>Ignore it, move onKeep going east?
>>823642>Enter the newly burrowed hole, try to chase it to the depth below
>>823642>>Ignore it, move on East
>>823665You chose to ignore it; there was no need to chase it. As you moved to the east, a flare of blue light shined in the south like a blazing star leaving a faint tail of blue in its wake. Another riddle in these mysterious land....Finally you have escaped the long coils of corn and tar. in the clear horizon you found a dangerously large number of twisted crows with the one Histianne warned you about laying on its back pretending to be just another corpse.Most of these crows were asleep if that made any sense.. Either that or they are too lazy to watch their surroundings. The land ahead was painted in gruesome red. Perhaps, they had just finished a feast?Some near the south noticed the blue flare, they were too lazy to pursue this strange source of light. Your eyes spotted secrets and wonders among the bloated flock, their numbers might be too frightening but a careful step might just allow you to slip by unnoticed.>Move far away to the northeast/southeast so your steps won't be noticeable by the crows>Move silently around the sleeping crows to the east [Success +50] >Sneak into the flock of crows, search for trinkets and baubles [Success +70]>Shoot one of the sleeping crows, incite the whole flock [-1 QS, Success +20]>Write in
>>823747>Sneak into the flock of crows, search for trinkets and baubles [Success +70]I imagine in this early stage, we should worry less about dying and more about gathering resources and information.
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>823783>>823801My bad
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>823783This
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>823783one more
>>823821>>823822You sneaked in utter silence, the crows didn't mind or notice you a bit.The first corpse you encountered was already cleansed with Quicksilver perhaps that's why the crows didn't finish it off...that or they are bloated to the rim...The corpse....you could hear it. A violent death awaited this once officer, shanked to death by a group of crazed Samplers +5 Insight You found a key and a compass tucked in the officer's pocket Worn out keyA rusty old key with a strange insignia, A headless spider with webs...how peculiar Lakeless Compass A strange Compass, worn out and useless....it points rapidly to the east and to the south. >Continue your search for treasures [Success +70]>Slowly back away, you had your share [Success +50]>Kill one of the crow in their sleep, incite the whole flock [Success +20]>write in
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>823882>Continue your search for treasures [Success +70]Wonder if it's possible to bait the crows into going elsewhere so we have free reign over the field?
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>823882>Continue your search for treasures [Success +70]
>>823901>>823905You continued your search hoping that your greed will pay off.You did found an what is left of an arm in this bloody field with a strange firearm.NakisakebuA black Arquebus from a far away land with an engravings of something sinister, requires two Quick silver per shot. A devastating two handed weapon with great firepower and decent range.Some of the crows were starting to gain awareness of the situation around them. The largest of them all was still pretending to be dead. >Continue your search for treasures [Success +90]>Slowly back away, you had your share [Success +50]>Kill one of the crow in their sleep, incite the whole flock [Success +20]>write in
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>823946>Slowly back away, you had your share [Success +50]We now have a decently-ranged weapon. Perhaps if we incite the flock from afar and then flee, we'll have less trouble passing through upon returning?
>>823946 [20 Blood tinge, 10 Strength required]
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>823946>Slowly back away, you had your share [Success +50]
>>823946>>Slowly back away, you had your share [Success +50]
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>824053
>>824016>>824053>>823971As you were backing away, a brighter flare has lighted the moonless skies... The crows are starting to wake up....apologies for the delay, my laptop kept crapping itself. we will have to end it here for today. i hope you enjoyed this sessionthank you for your participation
i can continue by the way, but i don't want you to wait while i deal with my frozen laptop.
>>824120As this quest takes heavily from Bloodborne, will we be able to socket blood gems to our weapons?
huh things are looking normal for now>>824134not really, i don't want to make the quest needlessly complicated.
>>824140I'm still here if you can continue
>>824134I'll' be in and out for the rest of today.
A sure shot went straight through the bloated crow's temple. Sadly its skull was too thick for a single bulletThe time for mere pretending was over, the beast was enraged by this grievous,head ringing injury. Most of the flock angrily wobbled towards a single man, you couldn't see him well even with all the lights in the skies.He had a lot of firearms. The short, the long , the small, the bulky...you name it. He was also in chains for some reason.This suicidal man has intentionally drew the attention of a whole bloated flock of these abominations. This might be just one lucky coincidence.You wondered whether he had a plan or he was simply trigger happy. It didn't matter, few small crows are too lazy to move, they are but sitting targets for you.>Gut the remaining crows with your nail finger, loot what is left of the corpses in the field while the other crows are busy with the sharpshooter [+70 Sucess] > Dispatch the remaining crows with your pistol ,loot what is left of the corpses in the field while the other crows are busy with the sharpshooter [-5 QS Success +40]>Assist the sharpshooter, splitting their attention to both him and yourself >quickly hide in the fields, wait for the final outcome to emerge again,>write in
hopefully, we my laptop won't crap itself again. Apologies for the silence
>>827955>Assist the sharpshooter, splitting their attention to both him and yourselfMaking allies is also generally a good thing.
>>827955>Assist the sharpshooter, splitting their attention to both him and yourself
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>827955>Gut the remaining crows with your nail finger, loot what is left of the corpses in the field while the other crows are busy with the sharpshooter [+70 Sucess]
>>827966 You trigger finger feels awfully cold and wet 30 Blood echoes gained You splattered the brains of one of the crows with one lucky shot. The largest of the crows stared at your soul for a second before hurling towards the sharpshooter ignoring you in the process. It croaked in anger at your general direction, about four small crows accompanied with eight larger crows were scathing the blood soaked soil yearning for your warm blood. You only had four Quick silver left >You took aim at the larger crows first [-4 QS Success +70 in 4d100]>You took aim at the smaller crows first [-4 QS, Success +50 in 4d100]>You flashed your nail-finger, rushing towards the flock of smaller crows first [+60 Success in a 4d100]>You flashed your nail-finger,rushing towards the flock of larger crows first [+80 Success in a 4d100]>You retreated back to the fields, hopefully your act of self preservation will aid the sharpshooter>Write in
Rolled 14, 100, 7, 14 = 135 (4d100)>>828009>You flashed your nail-finger, rushing towards the flock of smaller crows first [+60 Success in a 4d100]
Rolled 22, 45, 90, 4 = 161 (4d100)>>828009>You flashed your nail-finger,rushing towards the flock of larger crows first [+80 Success in a 4d100]They're larger targets, and a bigger threat.
Does best out of three works the 4d100s as a whole of the best of each roll in the 4d100s?
Rolled 44, 96, 8, 73 = 221 (4d100)>>828009>You flashed your nail-finger, rushing towards the flock of smaller crows first [+60 Success in a 4d100]
>>828051best of each, usually.
>>828051Whichever one you prefer
Rolled 10, 76, 97, 87 = 270 (4d100)>>828009>>You flashed your nail-finger,rushing towards the flock of larger crows first [+80 Success in a 4d100]
>>828024>>828034>>828056You had to deal with those pesky vermins first. You slithered between your sluggish foes only to land a stab here, a thrash there. They had little time to react. 90 blood echo gained The fourth of the smaller crows managed to nib your leg while you were too busy slaying its kin. The recent wound will cripple your movement. A sharp bullet whizzed next to your feet ending the miserable life of the last of the smaller crows. The sharpshooter has acknowledged your presence, he wished to aid you with his superior arsenal while dealing with the greater threat Only four larger crows remained, they circled around you in the dark, their infested beaks are ready to rip you apart.>Make a run for it, lure the sluggish creature to the fields [Success + 40]>Quickly fire four rushed shots to kill or injure your foes [-4 QS Success +70 in a 4d100]>Kite these mindless abominations, gut them one by one with your Nailfinger [ Success +80 in a 4d100]>write in
>>828101>Quickly fire four rushed shots to kill or injure your foes [-4 QS Success +70 in a 4d100]
Rolled 59, 46, 10, 10 = 125 (4d100)>>828104
Reminder that there is always an option for drinking a Milkwood vial (to soothe your mind against !!!frenzy!!! and to decrease the roll threshold as a bonus) . they are however somewhat rare and they consume 1 insight
Rolled 53, 28, 61, 36 = 178 (4d100)>>828101>Quickly fire four rushed shots to kill or injure your foes [-4 QS Success +70 in a 4d100]
Rolled 24, 36, 80, 3 = 143 (4d100)>>828101>>Quickly fire four rushed shots to kill or injure your foes [-4 QS Success +70 in a 4d100]
>>828150>>828112>>82810460 blood echo gained you managed to down one crow, as for the other three.... They overwhelmed you Despite their injuries, they brought you down to their level. One was on top of your chest , seconds away from burrowing its beak down your neck, the other two where festering and nibbling on your legs....>Slit the crow on top of you. attempt to crawl away to safety [Success +50]>Gut the crow aiming for your neck, attempt to wrestle down the remaining two, crush their neck with your bare hands for their acts [Success +80]>Roll over the crow on top of you, limp away from this rabid crows [Success +40]>write in
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>828218>Slit the crow on top of you. attempt to crawl away to safety [Success +50]
Rolled 43, 16, 32, 79 = 170 (4d100)>>828218>Gut the crow aiming for your neck, attempt to wrestle down the remaining two, crush their neck with your bare hands for their acts [Success +80]
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>828218>>Slit the crow on top of you. attempt to crawl away to safety [Success +50]
Man, these rolls
>>828262Ya, there go our echos
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>828218>Slit the crow on top of you. attempt to crawl away to safety [Success +50]
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>828218>Slit the crow on top of you. attempt to crawl away to safety [Success +50]What a bother.
>>828275>>828280I think this is best of 3, so it would be too late
>>828287the 2nd guy didn't roll properly, so maybe...
>>828300Let's hope thats the verdict
>>828229>>828231>>828257>>828262>>828275>>828275>>828280>>828281>>828287You couldn't fend yourself from the talons and beaks of your foes. A gash in your neck signaled your end. YOU DIED Quicksliver has been rifled. Your dead corpse was reanimated near the lamp; you will never gain a true death, you are bound to this dream....this nightmare.You woke up once more near the lamp, the barn upon was empty and abandoned, save for the two crow corpses. of course....The sharpshooter was waiting for you, upon closer inspection, he did had a bloody chain with one loose end around most of his body with various ornamental lock, He had two pistols, a blunderbuss , a rifle and even a small handcanon weighting him down. A mask of iron was pressed deep in his face leaving an awful mark around it. Silver dots littered his bald head. He looked a bit tired but that was all, no apparent injury on him. "Hmph, Just as i though, one of those dream fort lackeys. Well, I do owe you for your little charade....I am GunHeart Folt. Pleasure to meet another worshiper of the silver... " >Remain Silent>Inquire about the worshipers of silver...>Attack Folt>Say something to Folt >Write init did it again. fuck
>>828382>been refilled>the barn upon you>did have7434
>>828382>Inquire about the worshipers of silver...is that just firearm users or is there more to it?
>>828382>Inquire about the worshipers of silver...Where does he get all that ammunition?
>>828382>Introduce ourself, dammit. He was polite enough to give his name, wasn't he?>Inquire about the worshipers of silver. We're pretty new to all this, as he can probably well.
>>828382as i thoughtsorry for these errors i was writing as fast as i can before any crap out
>>828382>Inquire about the worshipers of silver..."Any person who knows how to handle one of these" [Hold our pistol in his direction, the barrel pointing straight downwards, and no finger on the trigger] "Is worth knowing. I am kind of new at this, as you can see. Perhaps, you can give me some pointers"
>>828407Maybe you should get your laptop checked out, if it's becoming that big of a problem?
>>828389>>828391>>828397 "I am aware of your....kinsmen. Valiant Knights with a holy purpose but deep down you are all a rotten bunch, still... A name is nice i suppose, better than a knife in the back am i right?" Folt had a hearty laugh, he was perturbed upon hearing your question about the Worshipers of Silver " Poor wretched thing, away from the heralds of silver Deep in true Idoyl village ...fountains of Silver. What is Insight? what is petty drops of blood? pebble! useless pebble! My blood runs with silver, it is more than a tool for cleansing. It is a way of life and worship Here, have this...." Silver haired Mirror An aging mirror with hairs of silver, it has seen a lot and it will show even more....don't break it He stared at your newly acquired Arquebus "Now, I riddled new holes in these beasts so i can have this weapon i have been looking for....I have this collection, see, and this lovely thing ought to swim endlessly in my fountain of silver. I have an eye on your pistol but i respect her and you buuut....I implore you to give me the Arquebus. Don't worry, i know how it goes, you lose something, you gain something....pray tell, what do you want in return?">Insight>Blood Echoes>Milkwood vials>Assistance in treading Blackwood Quarters > Critical Information [Please specify]>A trinket of sorts>A rune>An Arcane Art>Nothing, give it for free>Nothing, refuse>Attack Folt>Write in>>828439i should, sorry for these inconveniences.
>>828491>An Arcane Art"You see, this weapon might not be for me right now, it is a little hard on my limited silver reserves. I might be willing to part with it if you can teach me an arcane art, maybe?"
>>828491>>An Arcane Art"I hold so little silver I must take up alternate methods, might you know some?"
>>828506Yeah, we should inquire about eyes.Considering crows seem to like them, according to popular folklore, there should be some around that our leadhead friend might have seen
>>828504>>828506>>828524>>828541 "May Silver flow through your blood...." Sliverblood Trade your blood for Silverblood. It can be used as ammunition or as a fuel for other arcane arts....excess use or misusage can kill the caster. Very effective against heavy armourYou asked the man in chains about eyes "Eyes? do they cry silver? if not these why should i care? I murdered all the crows in the field, their eyes and corpses are all yours. I have what i came for.... " The man in chain pulled out a mirror, it shifted and twirled like a smooth pond of silver "May our paths cross again, Vinehelm..." >Claim your blood echoes>Return to the dream>Write in
>>828491>Assistance in treading Blackwood Quarters
>>828596>Claim your blood echoes
>>828596>>Claim your blood echoes
>>828596Claim blood echoes, take the eyes from the leader crow to the lady of eyes.Aks her if this is what she is looking for
>>828602>>828610>>828615As you were treading the silent fields, The finger-led centipede sprawled out of the ground once again thirsting for vengeance, its foul blood oozes from its recent wound.You were no fool this time, you quickly slashed on of its sides before backing away. You still had some score to settle with this abomination.It kept coiling around itself veiling its next move.>Draw Silverblood from your veins [This will weaken the emissary upon success, severe blood loss upon failure Success +50]>Fire a random shot at its general direction [-1 QS success +60]>Fire a precise shot at on of its vital shot spots [-1 QS, Success +70]>You no longer fear this abomination Charge onwards with your Nailfinger, attempt to climb the towering creature [Success +90]>Ignore the vile thing, run away [Success +40]>Write in>>828281you there anon?
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>828646>>You no longer fear this abomination Charge onwards with your Nailfinger, attempt to climb the towering creature [Success +90]"What are you? What do you want?"
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>828646>Fire a precise shot at one of its vital spots [-1 QS, Success +70]Dropping in and out from time to time, pay it no mind.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>828646>>Fire a precise shot at on of its vital shot spots [-1 QS, Success +70]
>>828651>>828675A single shot pierced its primitive head, it coiled around itself, the endless fingers twitched uncontrollably until all stopped in unison. Finally, you gave rest to the tortured simplefolk inside. +1500 blood echoes gained The screams of the accursed has been quelled The death of this abomination troubled your mind.+4 Insight Your eyes has been opened "Well, My finger, aren't you going to carve an eye or two for the lady? This awful black bulk...ugh, good riddance for trading it, My finger" said.....your pistol as it continued to lick your trigger finger.>.....
>>828732>"...Hi there. How long have you been able to speak to me? And how should I address you?"
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>828732"Why not my dear silver?"rolling for Eye quality
>>828749>+4 Insight>Your eyes has been openedHe may have been speaking to us but we could not hear him untill we had enough Insight.
>>828732>lick your trigger finger.Could you... Not?Bloodflower was the only woman for me. Not Cater and denitively not this gun.
>>828766bBut trigger is the tongue.Pillar waifu is best waifu.
>>828760I am aware. It just seemed like the most appropriate reaction.Clearly we need to make a note to always stay above this level of Insight, so we can have our pistol giving us running commentary and bad jokes.
>>828774No, the trigger is the uvula, the tongue is the "finger guard" of the trigger.
>>828787Ah, my mistake. Then the correct responce is "Could you not lick my finger?"
>>828774>finger on trigger in non-combat situation>having trigger discipline this bad
>>828800Considering that licking our finger is the only "active" thing she is doing right now is licking the finger, asking her to stop would get the message across without further need of what exactly she has to stop doing.
>>828810>Bloodborne quest>Being in a non-combat situationPick one, mi'lord
>>828749>>828753 "Wellll, i have been chatting with you but you were awfully dull. I thought my finger was deaf! Can you imagine? but, but,but cleanse these thoughts. You and I have much to accomplish...that is our purpose after all" You addressed your...pistol as silver confirming its thoughts, you wanted to carve the centipede's eyes "Why not? I do love the taste of Quicksilver...and your finger of course. But please don't mangle it with blood...it tastes awful!" You were perturbed from this whole licking business "Can't obey you on this one, my finger; so delicious and tempting to lick the finger of a someone who cleanses the land of men and beasts...and gods. You can discard me of course, use other fancy guns that are as talkative as a rock but you will break my iron heart...your dream's heart . Is that really acceptable, My finger?" >Yes>No
>>828821"I'll wear gloves from now on"
>>828821>We will see if you might be my dream.wear gloves when removing eyes
>>828821>Please understand, as I have come to, that we all have our strengths and limitations. In my case, limitations especially so. Should I choose to use another weapon, it is because the situation demands it. But know that there will always come a time when I will draw you, the first among them all, again, if you'll have me.
>>828861Also supporting this
>>828836>>828843>>828861>>828836>>828854 "I don't have green eyes have i? I understand of course...don't worry i won't whine when i am strapped on your side. There are bigger beast out there. You must use a bigger...silent guns for them. Please don't forget me though." There was a pause, with no crows around, the fields were terribly silent , you managed to carve an intact eye, the other was used as practice. Eye of an centipede Black as death. Yellow as a dreaming sun. White as a Lakeless corpse "Well done, onto the field." You claimed your lost blood echoes with ease, there were little corpses to be looted....apparently someone did manage to clear this area while you were dead. Curse this scavenger.The large Crow was actually dead, it had a fist sized hole in its ribcage. Maggots were already claiming the scene. Vile acid was corroding a part of the carcass thanks to hundreds of strange black worms who left a trail of tar behind. There was little time to choose; either the weapon or the eye >Carve a crow's eye out [Success +70]>Gut the creature, search for the weapon Histianne talked about [Success +50]>Write in
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>828943Can we pour quicksilver on it to stop the acid?Otherwise, gun
>>828943use biggera centipede we will probably end it here.is 3-4 hours/session okay to you anons?
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>828943>Gut the creature, search for the weapon Histianne talked about [Success +50]It would be poor form not to make use her advice. We don't even know if its eye is the sort of thing she seeks.>>828949Although this is an interesting option too.
>>828949nice anonthat is what i am talking about when i mention the importance of write ins
>>828954>>828949you poured some quicksilver on the corpse nullifying the acid,With a careful search, you found:Lakeless banner [15 Strength , 15 Arcane Required]A Bleached golden pole of an unknown origin, you. The banner itself can only be seen by the eyeless. Strike the pole thrice to send a wave of madness upon your lesser foes Eye of a bloated crowBlack as death, Red as Old Blood, Blue as The eyeless. Again, is 3-4 hours/session good?we will end it here, thank you for your participation
>>828995Thanks for running!
>>828995unknown origin. The banner
>>828995I have no issues, though I obviously won't be able to show every time. But don't feel obliged to fit yourself into players' schedules, especially if it causes problems for you. I believe there's also a fair number of quests that only update once every few hours, but do so at a steady pace.
>>828995S'cool, thanks for running
>>828999yeah, we had a good run.I highly suggest slowly exploring different areas to break the monotony if you are bored/stuck with a certain.Also don't forget the discord! >>829007thank youi honestly love having you around anon.
>>829011thank you anon.
>>829007>But don't feel obliged to fit yourself into players' schedules, especially if it causes problems for you. I believe there's also a fair number of quests that only update once every few hours, but do so at a steady pace.So much this, I live in utc+2 the only QM that fits my sycle is Vox.
"Do you hear that?" Your Pistol, Silver, became serious for a second. You did hear a distant buzzing sound from an unknown direction.After claiming the eye, you continued marching to the east. High and ruined walls awaited you, their very base was corroded with this black tar. The main gate was closed shut. All the small holes in the gate poured more of this black tar. "I don't like thi-" Not a second later, something or someone has rammed the main gate with full force. The sounds of a hundred chain rattled alongside a distorted chorus of gurgling children. The chains bound what or whoever was on the other side.White sickly tongues forced their way out of here. These distorted voices suffered immensely to form a coherent sentence "L...L.e...a....ve.....u.....sssss" !!! Frenzy is slowly increasing !!! "Could not agree more, we have too much blood to lose, L-Let us return to the dream, My finger." >Approach the main gate>Say something to the entity behind the gate>Attack the flailing tongues >Leave it for now, go [E,W,S,N]>Head back to the dream of Livendagen>Write in
>>831384>>Head back to the dream of Livendagengotta level up
>>831384>Say something to the entity behind the gate"alright, i'm leaving, no need to get out" then back away and>go back to the barnwe do have eye to deliver
>>831384>Leave it for now, go WestWho are we to doubt the opinion of a talking pistol?Let's go back to Histianne and turn in those eyes before they go bad or something.
>>831396>>831384>>go back to the barn>we do have eye to deliverthis first
>>831384Time to skedaddle back to the lady of eyes
>>831396>>831398>>831399You tracked your footsteps back to the barn. The lady of eyes was indeed there; perhaps she was hiding when Folt was around. "Ohhohohooo~ I can feel them, yearning for a body to nourish their madness...hush little ones, I will put you to sleeeeeep~ now let me seee...." Histianne inspected the eyes, she wasn't impressed with the crow's eye but the centipede's eye caught her attention. "Not baaaad, not bad for a first time....you must be more careful with the tiniest of nerves, they are delicate and fragile....now, where shall i put youuu~?" The woman of eyes inspected her skin looking for a vacant spot, eventually she had to partially disrobe herself to pluck out a less important eye near her left thigh. She paid no attention to you as she snitched the new eye with absolute precision.Her eyes twitched in excitement, some kept flickering while others simply rolls back. Eventually, The woman of eyes had to sit down "Thank you....this...ahh yes, a marvelous treat. Here, soak yourself with your reward....don't fret now; better eyes means better rewards..." +1500 Blood Echoes gained >Say something to the woman of eyes>Leave, head back to the dream>Leave, continue venturing [W.E,S,N]>Write in
>>831417>>>Say something to the woman of eyesHow will we know a good eye?
>>831417>Say something to the woman of eyesAsk about herself, shoot the breeze, ask questions about her craft or for tips about surviving in this place - I really just want to chat with NPCs at this stage.Also, ask what kind of arcane secrets she would trade Insight for. It would be nice to know the stat requirements before heading off to level up.
>>831417>Leave, head back to the dreamTime to level up
>>831428>I really just want to chat with NPCs at this stageThat's not really how the Souls/Bloodborne series works.Say something bizarre that sounds profound instead.
>>831434That's because, in the context of a video game, especially an action RPG, dialogue is severely limited by the nature of the medium.Meanwhile, in a tabletop RPG or a quest - where NPCs aren't limited in dialogue by what has been programmed into them, but instead controlled by an actual person on the other end - conversations can be a lot more freeform. Here, the main reason an NPC would be unable to talk freely with us would be that they don't want to.If we're going to be discovering these mad, insane worlds and places, I should very much like to discover those people who live in them as well.
>>831418>>831428>>831429According to Histianne, Colours determine the quality of the eyes...whatever that means.... "Your memory is surely lacking, no? I have told you before; this vermin in the dream twisted me to be another doll for Livendagen to slay in this vile maze of his. The poor lad took pity on me sneaking me out of his dream. He nourished me with his blood . I....I don't remember my past. It is all gone....you don't remember as well do you?" The woman of eyes sympathized with you; both of you share the same pain "It doesn't matter now, this....mangling done to me has awaken a lust...for eyes and insight. Why attempt to fix myself while i can twist myself even more? There is no going back now. All these eyes....we forge our arts together to survive." You asked Histianne about any tips in this harsh world "Oooh, I simply adore your naivety, i told you before; nothing is free. Give me your insight and i shall share my secrets and wonders with you. Don't frown, that is the way of things....Your mind is still dull my dear. My arcane arts are mostly offensive, you won't comprehend them at this state. " >Offer 1 insight for Histianne's knowledge>Leave, head back to the dream>Write in
>>831441Maybe, but communicating like a normal person would seem wrong. Most characters aren't sane enough to do that anyway.
>>831443>Offer 1 insight for Histianne's knowledgeWe have 11 Insight right now, if I'm not miscounting.A tally of important stats that are liable to change (like Insight and Quicksilver) every so often would be nice.
>>831448Check the character sheet. they are ten as of right now. I updated them before starting
>>831449I am retarded.Well, here's hoping 9 Insight doesn't deafen us to Silver.
>>831460I think it will
>>831447>>831448 "Good, good...now hear my well, to the north, there is a place of blight and disease called the Tainted grounds. The very land is scourged, every step there will ebb you close to death but there are various ways to counter the spread of disease, An antidote can be useful...I have heard of certain indivual lurking these lands, he might help you...never trust a corpse in these cursed grounds." You thanked the woman of eyes for her knowledge. Your Pistol grew silent after the exchange of knowledge It was time to return back to the dream..You found yourself in the room of lamps, nothing has changed while you were gone.>Go to Pillar>Go to The Caretaker>Go to Bildren>Head to the Maze>Write in
>>831470>>Go to BildrenCheck for a bigger gun for alpha-striking
>>831470>Go to BildrenCan we sell weapons we don't plan on using?>Your Pistol grew silent after the exchange of knowledge10 Insight minimum from now on, then.
>>831471>>831473You headed straight to the goddess of duality. A surprise awaited you. "Welcome back , Child of man. The poor girl has felt your second death, a gruesome one that was. she pleaded me to offer you more useless trinkets to aid you. Churning these items from my gullet is not an easy task, young one, but i do what i can to aid you." >Say something to Bildren>Browse her wares>Show her the worn out key>leave>Write in>>831473nope, not to her at least
>>831481>Browse her wares>Show her the worn out key
>>831481>Browse her wares>Show her the worn out keySeems fine.
>>831481>>Browse her wares>>Show her the worn out key
>>831482>>831484>>831489Bildren showed you what is inside her gullet:>Grand Mildrah [Requires 10 Strength , 2500 Blood echoes]: A hefty mace with etchings of an unknown woman called Mildrah. Trick: the head of the mace can to released via a chain to resemble a powerful flail.>Ivory Catchpole [2000 Blood echoes] : A rather exotic weapon from a forgotten land. Perfect for subduing foes. It has no trick art and it is very fragile.>Petrified Pus [300 Blood Echoes each]: Pus of ages produced from Bildren's endless flesh, Returns the emissary back to the dream >Revelation [Arcane required 20, 5000 Blood echoes ]: An Arcane art fashioned from the flesh of Bildren, Bloats the target's flesh. Any foe who will die from this terrible art will turn to an effigy for the goddess of duality.>Bloated Fangirah [20 Bloodtinge 20 Skill required 10000 Blood echoes ] : A spraying device fashioned from the flesh of Bildren, A sprays molten flesh upon foes, can use either Quicksilver or Bloodechoes. Any foe killed by this weapon will be offered as an effigy to the goddess of duality.>Fleshless Lake [2000 Blood echoes], A rune fashioned from the endless flesh of Bildren, Slightly strengthen's one's flesh against bleeding and poison and light attacks. The emissary will be offered as an effigy for Bildren upon death if he has this rune equipped. "This key. Give it to me. No questions, young one." You have 3710 Blood echoes>Accept>Refuse>Demand something in returnand>Buy something>Say something to Bildren>Leave>Write in
>>831503>Accept>Demand something in returnTell us what the significance of this key is. And perhaps give us some Insights into this world in exchange?After all, nothing is, apparently, free. She should, presumably, give us in exchange something roughly as valuable to us as this key is to her.>Buy something>Petrified Pus [300 Blood Echoes each]: Pus of ages produced from Bildren's endless flesh, Returns the emissary back to the dreamJust this for now, we can save the rest for leveling.
>>831503>>Demand something in return>>Petrified Pus x2 600be
>>831512>>831515The headless spider moved a bit in her mire, the symbols of the wall started to pour and pus for a moment. She was not content with your words. "....greedy as ever. Fine, Child of man. I will offer my Pusblood to you. Its secrets shall stay with me.... Patience with....lesser entities is not a virtue of mine." >Accept her offer>Politely refuse.
>>831520symbols into pour blood
>>831520>Accept her offerWas worth a shot, I suppose.
>>831520>>Accept her offer
>>831533>>831539The goddess of duality dismissed you afterwards. More secrets....More lies.....You stared it your pistol expecting a snarky comment.Nothing. You gained 1 Pusblood, 1 Petrified Pus >Go to the caretaker>Go to the Pillar>Enter the Maze>Write in
>>831543>Go to the PillarThe order doesn't really matter much here.
>>831543>Go to the Pillar
>>831550The room of statues was a bit dim when you arrived. Most of the lamps weren't lit for a good reason.Pillar was having a moment of respite, closing her stone, cold eyes. She quickly opened her eyes upon sensing your arrival. Ashamed of her innocent deed, she looked away "I-i am truly sorry ,emissary, my eyes will be always opened waiting for your arrival....and embrace...." The flower you gave to the Pillar turned into cold marble. It sits on next to the Pillar " I...I felt your death. It hurts....so...so much , warm one. P-please , If your wounds are too much to bear, forfeit your task...return to my embrace; it will mend all of your wounds." >Level up (up to six times leave you with 429 Blood echoes)>Say something to the Pillar>Leave>Write in
>>831562>>Level up (up to six times leave you with 429 Blood echoes)
>>831563please specify Current statsStrength: 7Skill: 10Bloodtinge: 16Arcane: 8
>>831567+4 Bloodtinge+2 Arcana
>>831567+3 skill+3 arcane
>>831562>Say something to the PillarHow has she been holding up? Bildren seemed to indicate she was somewhat distraught following our recent death.Should we be giving her the Pusblood we just received, or is there some other use for it?>Level up (up to six times leave you with 429 Blood echoes)Since it seems we're going for Arcane arts at present, I'll say +6 Arcana. By the time we can trade with Histianne, we ought to have enough for one more level up to the presumable threshold of 15.Needless to say, we'll probably need to pick between Strength and Skill if we ever decide to go for a melee route.
>>831569>>831572>>831577should i roll?
>>8315776 level ups include the pusblood
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>831569>>831572>>831577either ways, we will have to end it here.thank you for your participation.how is the pace by the way?
>>831593Eh, for what it's worth I think the pacing is fine tough we are quite early in the quest
>>831593Pace seems fine for an open-world sort of game. Note that, from a narrative standpoint, if there is some kind of underlying plot that we ought to be advancing, we'll probably take some time to get to it at the current rate.In any case, things are moving decently enough to not seem stagnant right now. Understandably, events are only happening as quickly as we effect them, which is currently not terribly fast - though once we start acquiring significant power (and possibly attracting the attention of beings who will actively seek us out or act against us), I might hope the pace will pick up correspondingly.
>>831593I'm liking it. It seems like you put a lot of effort into the quest which I really appreciate
>>831599>>831605>>831608thank you.I feel like it is somewhat slow but i hope that we will get some momentum as we make progress. Is 3-4 hours per session alright? should i increase it? do you have anything else to comment on?
>>831615I'd personally like longer sessions
>>831615I'm fine with the current lenght of session
>>831615Run whatever times are most convenient for you, OP.One thing that I should note is that, at least from my perspective, stat and weapon purchases are somewhat blind for us at the moment. As you might tell from the most recent update, we're all basically doing guesswork as to what effects our stats will have.At this point, stats have no clear benefit aside from allowing us to use different weapons, which have similarly nebulous differences in effect between them. The opportunity cost of actually buying a weapon to test it out is rather high, given the many other things we could invest in instead.Perhaps the differences will become more noticeable later on; but right now, between the Nailfinger and pistol, the only effective difference we can see is that we trade of Quicksilver for increased chance of success (and it's still unclear whether that's actually due to the weapon itself or the stat used). As it is, we have no idea what the effective difference between 15 Bloodtinge and 16 Bloodtinge is.The gist of the matter is that, with purchases being as blind as they are, I hope you don't mind or find it surprising when our character inevitably becomes a horribly unoptimized mess of randomly-bought stats and weapons. Admittedly, buying everything ever wouldn't be the worst thing we could do, because finishing a Soulsborne game always comes second to making your character as fashionable as possible.Also, how soon can we expect the inevitable waifu boss battle?
>>831659thank you for your input, anon, truly appreciated.you mean the pillar? Midden's Pistol? Histianne? I will not endanger the plot for the sake of Waifus (They are not my primary concern, really). Every NPC is bound by a certain fate, some are influenced by the MC...others not so much.So back to your question, this 'boss battle' is an uncertainty at best. Should it serve the plot then so be it (The waifu had actual goals which conflicted with the MC's goals.)I will be honest, I am not into that kind of thing, the whole waifu pandering thing. If my previous actions proved otherwise, then apologies, this is not my intention. Every character has a purpose AND coexists within the plot.
>>831696I should clarify that that wasn't actually a serious question.
>>831724ohwell then sorry about that. have a good night anon
>>831738Was my bad, humor is difficult to convey through text.In any case, thanks for running.
another short storyhttp://pastebin.com/1ZgyGqAqtell me what do you think of those? shall i make more of these? or perhaps i should focus more on the quest.Anyways, we will start soon
>>834695they're really enjoyable, they feel like loading screen bonuses
You left the woman of stone alone.. . You wanted it; A moment of respite, away from the madness outside of this dream.The softness of the green, it soothed your mind, It was always sunny here for some reason. If only you could live the rest of your life here....You wandered a bit, the solid statue of Livendagen caught your attention. It was sculpted with great precision, a small inscription was written on the front: "I will be always here, for you...." You visited your grave, The caretaker has planted some flowers around it. You used to frequent graves in the past, so much death. you....you.... Another memory into nothingness.>Go to Caretaker>Go to Bildren>Go to the Pillar>Go to the maze>Go to the room of Lamps>Write in
>>834825>Go to the room of Lamps
>>834825>>Go to the room of Lamps
>>834825Time to lamp it up
>>834834>>834844>>834851The time for rest is over, you still had an unfinished task to fulfill. You wondered who made all these twisted and normal lamps; Livendagen? The caretaker? Another question for another time...You touched:>The Milkwood Forest Lamp>The Blackwood Quarters Lamp>The Tainted Grounds Lamp>The New Oorlith Bloodward Lamp>None, you wanted the explore the maze further.
>>834866>>The Milkwood Forest Lamp
>>834866>The New Oorlith Bloodward Lamp
>>834871>>834873>>834883You found yourself in what is left of Milkwood forest. Everything around you was almost white, Something was strange about these fuzzy white trees.It felt....peaceful here, as much as you hate to say it, the skies are clear and an actual sun was governing the skies. You sensed no foes sulking behind these peaceful trees. You heard an innocent hymn up a head, a tune without care or woe of morrow. A woman with a voice of a thousand angel... >Advance slowly, your hand on your pistol>Draw your Pistol/Nailfinger, charge at the woman>Relax, walk slowly towards the woman with no weapons drawn>write in
>>834922>Advance slowly, your hand on your pistolnever too careful
>>834922>>Advance slowly, your hand on your pistolLight is not always nice
>>834926>>834929Death has claimed the reckless and the unwary. You will not join them, not today.You found a woman in a creamy hooded robe, her very long white hair is leaving a damp behind her. She appeared to be mediating before your arrival. There was something special about her eyes.... White as an abandoned child Upon seeing you, this woman stood up arching a delicate smile "Greetings, Traveler, welcome to Milkwood forest. I am Ayne, a simplefolk who adores the last bastion of peace and tranqulity. If you are tired, I can spare some Milkblood . If you are lost, I can show you the way out of the forest...." >Say something to Ayne>Demand Milkblood>Attack Ayne>Write in
>>834966>how did you end up here?>is it really safe?>what's Milkblood and how is it made? what does it do? Do you just giv it to anyone or is there a price?>what's outside of the forest?
>>834966ASK nicely if she can spare some
>>834974>>834980 "I...don't remember, I found myself here one day. what is left of the forest demands someone to look after. That is my role to fulfill, traveler. Milkblood is the blood of this forest, it is what those men sought while chopping down the white trees. It will heal your mind and body. here...." Ayne gave you x3 Milkblood Milkblood The crude form of Milkwood vials, Cleanse the body of frenzy and poison but it will induce its drinker into a deep slumber minutes after [-30 Dice threshold, -5 Insight] The woman of white continued "There are....guardians of this place. They are normally docile but they are not fond of travelers. Don't worry, I have been with these creatures for so long, they won't harm me or my guests as i lead them to the tainted grounds, The nightmare of the nameless one is too dangerous for you and everyone. It is said that only those with a hundred eyes can dare and venture through it." Ayne extended her hand "Together we go, None shall harm you, traveler...." >Take her hand, leave Milkwood Forest>Refuse
>>835010>accept, but don't touch herfeels too much like a trap to me
>>835016this, unless its needed
>>835016>>835029you left her hanging for a moment but you chose to accompany her afterall , she thanked you for following her.She was true to her word; various eyeless spider-like abominations in white were silently tracking your movements. None dared and attacked you.Both of you reached the end of the road, the land in the horizon was swathed and blighted with death and disease, the complete opposite of this place. "Thank you kindly, please, for your own sake. Leave this place, never to return...." >Promise Ayne to do so>Promise Ayne to do so [Lie]>Refuse>Say nothing>Attack Ayne>write in
>>835069>tell her we might have to, as we use the lamps to travel
>>835076this and apologise in advance should we have to kill any of the guardians here
>>835069>Say nothingOff we gooo
>>835076>>835086>>835087The moment you said that, more spiders crawled more their hiding places. They are tempted to rip you to shreds had it not been for the woman in white. "Please leave my home, traveler...I have nothing left in his world, the mother i know is dead. The father I loved went to slumber so he can not witness the horrors of this world. The tainted grounds can be easily accessed from the blackwood settlement. As for the nightmare.....A crazed woman with a fetish for eyes might know more about another entrance. There is also a child chained deep in the beacons of below....he could help you as well. These fiends you aim to slaughter, they are all what i have left Please, let us be...." >Promise Ayne to do so>Promise Ayne to do so [Lie]>Refuse>Say nothing>Attack Ayne>write in
>>835109>Promise Ayne to do so
>>835109Just leave, we have more important things to do
>>835109>>Promise Ayne to do so>>Promise Ayne to do so [Lie]I wonder why these two are different options.What's the difference between promising and then simply coming back, and actually lying?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>835112>>835113
>>835112>>835113Ayne left you with a smile drawn on her face. You wondered whether you will stick to your promise or you would shatter it to pieces the next time you arrive here....!!! Poison is slowly increasing!!!The first steps in the tainted grounds welcomed you with an unknown poison in this mire of corpses. The simplest of tasks were hindered by slow movement and heavy breathing.Up ahead, someone must have noticed you, he or she was waving at you with great excitement just waiting for you to approach him/her.>Approach the stranger>Ignore him [W,E,S,N]>Write in
>>835180>Approach the strangerwell then. let's go over there quickly before we get too poisoned, but still keep our gun ready just in case
>>835180"Hey dude, weather is tubular here, am i right? Righteous!"
>>835196As you approached this stranger, it turned out that said individual is actually....a fly with a human bald head and a crooked nose. He still had the complex optical system flies normally have on both sides. He was standing next to a filthy pit. "I thought i turned mad! Those fumes...they will do wonders to your kin. And by wonders i mean providing a slow, insidious death! " You winced in pain and exhaustion as poison was still running in your veins "Ah, come on now, don't give me that look! I am Snitches, Snitches the fly! Say, are you one of those scholars in Tzrima's spiral? " >Yes>No
>>835225"Yes, if by 'yes' you mean 'no'"
>>835225>why? do you have a deal with them or a grudge against them?
>>835238Oh, come on! How can you be wary of Jeff Goldblum?
>>835225>"Should I be? In truth, I know far less of myself than I should like."
>>835247This, also hello Patches.
>>835234>>835234>>835238>>835247 "Mind not these blabbering, bruv. In fact you must focus more on your health, my good man. You are more healthier than most of residents of this lovely place but that ought to change reallllly soon..." Snitches flickered his wings hovering slightly above ground "I am telling you, you have arrived at most opportune time, down this pit lies a fresh mound of treasures! Can you believe it? I certainly don't but when i saw it....ohhh my;fresh corpses down the pit! You can have it, bruv....there is more where that come from hehehehee~" The fly chuckled for a moment "Here, have a good look, but beware, the land a bit slippy at the edges....I can carry you down below if you want....a gesture of good will if i dare say so myself. So?" >Inspect the pit >Ask Snitches to carry you>Politely refuse,leave [W,E,S,N]>Write in
>>835287>>Politely refuse,leave North
>>835287>Politely refuse,leave East
>>835287"I remain unconvinced, i've seen many pits in my life and they never have treasure at the bottom. Maybe if you were to bring me some proof of the wonders that lay down below"
>>835287>Ask Snitches to carry youI'd be more cautious, but we don't actually have terribly many Echoes to lose anyway.
>>835296>>835301>>835309>>835311 "oh, be on your way then, do mind the hidden parasites....I suppose i will claim the treasure for myself" Snitches turned awfully silent. "Or not." Without a single warning, Snitches buzzed in and stepped right in front you kicking you with all of its limps. You had a bone crushing fall only softened by the pile of corpses below. "You think you can slither out of this you filthy Scholar?! Doesn't matter. I wouldn't even strip your rancid corpse.Oh and give my regards to your comrade eheheh!!! " The fly spat a small acidic spit on your left cheek eating the flesh away.Your right leg was definitely shattered as well as your right arm. You might have broken a few ribs on the way down, "Hmph, An rather unfortunate way to meet an emissary." said the woman next to you. She looked like one for certain, she was calm even in this dire situation. Both of her legs were shattered , she wore a once elegant scholar's robe...now it is covered in blood and mire. Her short black hair remained mostly unscathed as well as most of her face. "This specimen has higher intellect than most of its kin. A shame that the bloodwards belongs savages and other riff raff. Oh well, there is death here. We ought to accept it...at least I ought to accept it. You will live on and on." >Say something to the woman>Use a petrified Pus>Embrace your slow death >Attempt to crawl back to the surface [Success +95] >write
>>835365>>Say something to the womanWho are you?
>>835365Ask what she was doing here
>>835365>Say something to the womanIntroduce ourself and ask as to who she is.
>>835368>>835384>>835387The woman was silent for a moment, calculating her words carefully " Juilon Catres, An Above Scholar with little intrest in Below. I have...miscalculated my destination. It costed me dearly as you can see. " She did her best not to show her immense pain "Well, I do wish you luck, Emissary, Your task is a hard one to achieve just as ours. If you are to kill this specimen when you are reborn, can you please bring its head to the spiral? I am certain my colleagues would be thrilled" >Accept>Refuseand>Say something to the woman>Use a petrified Pus>Embrace your slow death >Attempt to crawl back to the surface [Success +95] >write in
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>835429Eh, lest we can do for a dying woman is humor her last plea>CrawlI want to punch that thing in the face
>>835429>AcceptWe could offer to finish her off quickly with our gun if she would prefer it to a slow death
>>835429>Accept>Say something to the womanShe seems to have been here for a considerable while. Is there truly no way out nor anything of use or interest down here? Have the others who have fallen before us (assuming there were any) had nothing left on them?What is it she and her colleagues do, to earn the ire of that thing? We have little but time on our hands here; perhaps she could tell us in brief of her studies?
>>835437>>835462 "No,no...let death seeps in. i am not in a hurry. Best of luck, Emissary" You almost reached the edge of the pit when your body gave in sealing your fate. YOU DIED I guess we will end it for now, thank you for your participation
>>835479didn't see your post, sorry it was less than a minute apart.I will try to shed more light in these short stories if you are reading them
>>835480>YOU DIEDWell, shitThat fly is soooo going to get punched
http://pastebin.com/aDRPdvjtwe will start in a few minutes
Again, you were reborn near the Forest's lamp. This damn fly has tricked you, it will pay the price real soon.You recalled your promise to Ayne, You are not wanted here, you were certain that these spiders would attempt to tear you to bits.Still, you felt an strange aura in this place. Mayhaps there is a god here? waiting to be awakened by your blade? Afterall, It is your sole duty.>Proceed onwards, Break your promise>Respect your Promise, return to the dream
>>837724>Respect your Promise, return to the dreamwe'll try the blackwood detour
>>837724>Respect your Promise, return to the dream
>>837728>>837743For some reason, you felt the need to respect your promise. It was also for the best; forging enemies this early is not a bright idea. You silently touched the lamp vanishing from these peaceful forest..You found the caretaker waiting for you outside of the lamp room. He looked somewhat impaitent "Young Master, May I discuss something with you....in private?" >Accept>Politley refuse
>>837750>Accept>>Can you make it quick? i have a fly to crush.
>>837755>>837763 "Very well, follow me, young master." It was perhaps the first time you took these old stairs to the second floor with the caretaker. This floor wasn't lit at all; layers of dust and dirt, cobwebs....clear signs of intentional negligence.The Caretaker guided you to a small room with a hefty lock. Said room was charred and black, it had many hollow frames, ...burnt frames with no portraits. "In here, the manor will not hear our conversation. Now, I will delve straight into my request. Master Livendagen have...slipped some unfortunate souls out of this dream without my permission.He thought he could 'save' these twisted souls. I believe Master Livendagen was mistaken....a rare instance, I am aware." The Caretaker pulled out his smoke pipe relieving himself with some tobacco "I am certain that some will survive the horrors outside. My request is rather simple:End their misery, their purpose has ended long ago with Master Livendagen's departure. I will give you a rune to identify them , it will also help you, young master..." >Accept>Refuse
>>837785>accept[lie] i'm not planning to kill the eyes miss (or anyone that's not a cunt to us), but if he has a boost for us, i'm not going to refuse it
>>837790>>837791>>837798 "Wise choice, young master, Thank you." The Caretaker gave you: Motherless Lake A small rune fashioned from Livendagen's dream. Slightly Increase Insight intake while decreasing blood echoes' intake. Marks the failures of the maze for death.>Say something to the Caretaker>Go to the Maze>Go to Bildren>Go to the Pillar>Go to the room of lamps [Choose a lamp]>Write in
>>837811>Go to the MazeYeah I don't like this rune at all
>>837811>Go to the Pillarjust to say hi, i guess and then,>Go to the room of lamps [The Blackwood Quarters Lamp]
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>837816>>837820
>>837816>>837820You felt like you should explore the maze more; the caretaker did speak of treasures there for you to claim.In the lamp room, The caretaker has activated a twisted lamp which ought to bring you back where you were outskilled by the old man..As you have arrived, more wrapped abominations of men awaited you, they seemed to worship a bloodstained patch where your blood was spilled. A mark of coal and black blood was etched upon the foreheads of the failures. Some could not withstand the twirling pain, others crawling towards you with a glimmer of hope to end their suffering +450 Blood echoes gain The horde of the failures is approaching >Outrun these failures [Success +40]>End their pathetic lives with your blade and Pistol [Success +69]>Leave the area via the lamp>Write in
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>837869>End their pathetic lives with your blade and Pistol [Success +69]
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>837869>End their pathetic lives with your blade and Pistol [Success +69]
>>837873this was supposed to be 60, sorry.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>837881Well if nobody else is gonna roll I'll roll again I guess
Fucking dice. Such bullshit
>>837873>>837878You spent all of your quicksilver on the ebbing failures. Your blade was quick and precise gutting them.... 500 blood echoes gained However, there were too many for you to handle, you were surrendered from every corner. The hedges are watching in silent as the failures are piling on you.They wanted to bury you alive. >Accept your fate>Attempt to break free, run [Success +50]>Attempt to break free, finish off the rest [Success +70]>Write in
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>837911>Attempt to break free, finish off the rest [Success +70]might rage quit if we fail here desu
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>837911>Attempt to break free, finish off the rest [Success +70]
Rolled 43 (1d100)pls
>>837929well goodbye then anon
>>837918>>837923Soon, you were encased in a tomb of tormented souls. Your spent your last moments struggling and grasping for air, your body has given up. YOU DIED Your found your newer self back in the lamp room. You recent experiences with death has stirred a lakeless soil somewhere in the dream of the great one+5 insight " I haven't licked you in ages. See? I can self restrain myself but i will admit....it was a terrible bore .Well now, you have struck a deal with this caretaker....do you trust him , my finger?" >Yes>No
>>837946>NoI feel like the combat of bloodborne translates poorly to dice rolls.
>>837953it is but i am afraid there is no alternative that is convenient and also fair.I am open up for suggestions as always
>>837946>NoOk I managed to chill out but damn that was frustrating
>>837960and we can't even git gud because this is a quest
>>837953 "Of course you don't, There is a little pile of secrets rotting inside this caretaker, gutting him will reveal them of course. It won't do us good though. Perhaps this man is vulnerable outside of the dream? no matter, we must stay on his good side. Remember, my finger, you always have me to trust...." Silver ended its words with a long awaited lick.>Go to the Caretaker>Go to the Maze>Go to Bildren>Go to the Pillar>Go to the room of lamps [Choose a lamp]>Write in>>837960sorry anon.If you are not feeling too well, you can stop.
>>837970>Go to the MazeTime for revenge or more embarrassing failure
>>837970>Go to the Maze
>>837975>>837979You went back to the maze, your blood was boiling for vengeance.It seems that the flesh of the failures have melted together forming a true abomination. Your death might have something to do with this transformation.>Empty your pistol at this abomination before it reaches you [-7 QS Success +40]>Slice jotting arms and legs making this abomination almost harmless [Success +70]>Quickly make silverblood [Success +50] >Outrun this abomination [Success +30]>writ in
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>837997>Empty your pistol at this abomination before it reaches you [-7 QS Success +40]
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>837997>Empty your pistol at this abomination before it reaches you [-7 QS Success +40]
>>838001>>838011Your well aimed bullets has found its mark, with most of the heads shot, few remaining heads take control of their now-limp body.The few heads of the abomination closed their eyes. they started to weep uncontrollably. their hands covering their twisted faces.>End its meaningless existence [Success +20]>Quickly make silverblood [Success +50] >Outrun this abomination [Success +5]>Attempt to communicate with the abomination [-3 insight, Suggest +70]>write in
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>838030>Attempt to communicate with the abomination [-3 insight, Suggest +70]
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>838030>End its meaningless existence [Success +20]We really need more players
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>838043it is fine really, i am glad to have you and other anon around.
>>838038>>838043You dispatched the failure with no resistance Their rancid flesh soon fell apart tainting this ground. Your vengeance has been satiated. 400 blood echoes gained You marched onwards with a single ambition in mind: to finish this maze. The hedges around this area were unattended and overgrown. To your right, A corpse was entangled in the hedges.>Inspect the corpse>Ignore the corpse >Quickly make silverblood, cleanse the corpse with it [Success +50] >write in
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>838097>Quickly make silverblood, cleanse the corpse with it [Success +50] Be ready to chop those vines and dodge if they attack
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>838097>Quickly make silverblood, cleanse the corpse with it [Success +50]
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>838097>Quickly make silverblood, cleanse the corpse with it [Success +50]The secrets beckon so sweetly.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>838097>Quickly make silverblood, cleanse the corpse with it [Success +50]
>>838104>>838109>>838111>>838116You poured Silverblood on the corpse, It twitched violently before melting among the hedges. The stew of flesh and vines formed a pulsating gate of flesh, it pulsates with twisted forms of life beyond your comprehension. The gate yearns for your presence Your pistol remained silent, it was a bit intrguied, waiting for your next step>Enter the flesh gate>Don't move onwards
>>838129Don't, move onwards
>>838129>Enter the flesh gate
>>838129>>Enter the flesh gate
>>838129>Enter the flesh gateA maddening aperture to realms beyond human understanding?
>>838134>>838139>>838141You closed your eyes and ventured forth into this madness. Every inch of your skin was flayed away. every strand of flesh was stripped from you. Every single bone was shattered into a million piece. Your every existence. Gone.... "And so another child of man enters my gullet, do you know who am i? If not, i will churn you to useless flesh..." >.....
>>838166You are the maze, another victim of this household and its mission.
>>838166>"I could guess. I expect you are bound here, no more free than I am. Do as you will; I have no way to stop you. But I expect I shall be seeing you again soon."
>>838166Man I just reread the whole thread and the short stories and I still have no idea
>>838202It's quite possible that we simply haven't yet chanced upon any knowledge relating to it, given how open the exploration of the world has been. Also, the short stories' contents aren't really things we ought to know in character.The other anon's guess is a decent one. At the very least, we can reasonably assume that it's some kind of god. It might possibly even be Bildren herself.But we have no way of knowing for certain.
>>838183>>838188 "Ignorance....Give my regards to my body." YOU DIED You found yourself in the room of lamps, your last death was a brutal one. Best not to think about it. A faint weeping could be heard across the empty hallways.....>Go to the Pillar>Go to The Caretaker>Go to Bildren>Head to the Maze>Touch a lamp [please specify] >Write in
>>838219>Go to the PillarMaybe she knows what that thing was
>>838219>Go to the PillarPurely to tell her not to weep for us; we yet do this willingly. Is there nothing we can do to ease her pain?>Go to The CaretakerTo ask about the maze and how it was made.Incidentally, were we able to see anything before we died? Were we even still attached to our body?
>>838219Follow the sound of weeping.I feel like we're not making any real progress, just dying pointlessly. And I have no idea what's really going on
>>838240>>838242The Pillar was indeed the source of these. You couldn't help but to notice a minuscule crack, at the very base of the pillar. "Warm one, It....it hurts...So much, the pain...." You asked the Pillar if there is anything you could do for her, she simply shook her head "Warm one, please stay safe...I ...I apologies for a-any inconvenience.I-if weeping troubles you then i will keep it.....inside." >Say something to the Pillar>Go to The Caretaker>Go to Bildren>Head to the Maze>Touch a lamp [please specify] >Write in >>838242he already told us before, he and Bildren build this maze based on the dreams of Livendagen. The caretaker twisted the maze so it can be a training grounds of sortsour existence was basically gone at this point we were in a void with ______>>838255We are not. Maybe because i gave a large ground to cover. Currently, we have a lot of loose ends. Do you want me to railroad the quest? Sometimes linear experiences can be better The quest is steered by the players,.
>>838273I feel like we need a little more direction from you on how to proceed but other players might disagree
>>838273Let's go kill that fuckin fly
>>838273>Say something to the PillarShe needn't hold it in; that would only pain her all the worse, would it not? Please, if there is anything we can do to help her, she need only say so.We... regret that 'not dying' is not something we're particularly capable of doing at present, though.>he and Bildren build this maze based on the dreams of Livendagen. The caretaker twisted the maze so it can be a training grounds of sortsThat would imply that the maze was here before that. But didn't Bildren mention they had also created 'this place'? Can I assume that to mean that this entire 'dream' was created from Livendagen's, and the maze was present before that, in some other (less twisted) form?
>>838273Also, I have no objections to the open-world style, but I guess some other players might prefer a faster pace.As it is, we're amassing power at such a glacial rate that we'll probably still be no credible threat to anything 3 threads from now. If that's the intention, that we be a tiny insignificant speck beholden to beings far greater in power than we are, then go ahead.If, instead, we're supposed to soon be gaining power enough to challenge them, then perhaps a slightly quicker pace of events, or a tad more guidance might be necessary.
I am sorry anons, i feel tired after five hours. sorry for not achieving any palpable progress. we will have to end it for now.thank you for your participation>>838285alright.our main objective is to find and awaken any god we encounter. Some areas has gods of above and below, others don't. either ways, we will have to search the starting areas looking for these gods. >>838300your interpretation is correct.
>>838313we barely scratched the surface even after a week. this is probably not a good sign.i will do my best, thank you anon
>>838319I suppose the question I should be asking would then instead be "How was this dream made?"And perhaps "What exactly is Silverblood?" as well.I wonder if I'm anywhere going anywhere useful with this line of thought.
I am sorry but i can't run as of right now, If possible i will try to do so in a couple of hours. Sorry.