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You are an emissary with one sole task: to awaken the gods of above and below who fled to the dream of the great one.After struggling with a Yuothl, the chained. You have finally ended it thanks to the collaborative efforts of Neathe, Folt's close friend Elmad and Histianne who have changed entirely after your last encounter with her. Your time of respite with her still lingers in both your memories.Donathan has been avenged. The church is yours to plunder.
>>929651Bring your friends in and close the doors.We don't want to get jumped in this state.Then, plunder the church
>>929651good plan: >>929663
The weeps of tormented children were no more; their collective thoughts lied dead before you.Elmad has found some strength to stand up, you admired his endurance in this conflict, Neathe was still recuperating, Histianne was looking after her. "And so the tales of the blood of the emissary proved to be true, I thought it was another hoax made up by the scholars...a bunch of madmen they are." His grim face relaxed a bit "Let us explore the belly of this church, I reckon these townsfolk hid an unique firearm or two...." >Accept his assistance>Refuse, tell him you are going on your own>Break the deal struck with Folt, demand any firearm you could find inside.>write in
oh and select our loadout by the way
>>929731>Accept his assistance primary:>Midden's Pistol>Sampler's bladesecondary:>Living Whip>Yousalloutfit: >Donothan's Outfit this should be good for almost anything
>>929776This is good.
>>929776>>929788 "lead the way." A door was indeed found at the very end of church. It led you and Elmad to a spacious room, it was lit by dozens of dim lit candles.At the very center she lied, a corpse of a woman with a peaceful smile radiating her lifeless figure. Toys made out from hay and wood surrounded her. Perhaps a gift from the children you slaughtered. "Away from here, my finger. we shouldn't tamper with this corpse. I sense something wrong about her..." you pistol warned you, its tongue was dry.There was a container behind the corpse of the peaceful woman. it grabbed Elmad's attention.>Plunder the corpse and the container>Don't, leave>Don't, encourage Elmad not to>Don't, stop Elmad from plundering >write in
>>929851>Tell them that something is not right about this corpse>Suggest pouring QS on it before anything else.
>>929851Quick silver the womanAsk our friends to back away, you are sensing something wrong
>>929874>>929890Elmad was reluctant at first but he chose to follow your words. You approached the corpse and poured some quicksilver. Nothing. Both the smile and pretty much everything else remained the same. Your pistol remained troubled like before. "Well?" asked Silverheart impatiently.>Plunder the corpse and the container>Don't, leave>Don't, encourage Elmad not to>Don't, stop Elmad from plundering >write in
>>929914>check what's in the container, don't touch the corpse
>>929914Take the outfit, it might be good
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>929920>>929922
>>929920>>929922you found the following in the container.-x3 Milkwood vial MendAn arcane art fashioned by the holy woman of the church, closes wounds and other non fatal injuries the cost of five Quick Silver. More secrets dwells in this arcane art.... All the candles turned to blue, flays of flesh started to fall out off from the once peaceful corpse. The whole church is falling apart... >Run to the exit [Success +70-10 from outfit]>Jump from the nearest window [Success +60-10 from outfit]>Quickly search the corpse for any valuables before the place would collapse [Success +90]>write in
>>930045Grab Histianne and run out of thereThe silver dudes can teleportaway with their make up mirrors
>>930055she is out of the church
>>930045>Run to the exit [Success +70-10 from outfit]
>>930060Can we use the silver haired mirror to escape?
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>930085
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>930085
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>930085
>>930087no. it is for Worshipers of silver to use. we are not but we were given one as a token of friendship.
>>930089>>930090>>930092 "Run!" Yelled Elmad, he used his mirror to escape the debris.You were not so lucky. You were crushed to death. YOU DIED .You were reborn near the lantern. You eyes were fixed upon the sky expected another debris to crush your bone. You panted heavily, your skin was trembling, bitter cold sweat trickled from your temple. Is death taking its toll on you? "My finger....you are worrying me. Are you alright? This cursed silver swine....leaving us to die alone, we should return the favor..." >...
>>930175do not kill himBut sarcastically thank him for helping us out of the place.We should deman a compensation
>>930175>It'll have to do, but getting a boulder to the face is never fun. And no, it's just my fault for not being fast enough or smart enough to use Petrified Pus, sorry
>>930197I feel like an idiot
>>930197which brings another question. which is better, to let you anons figure out the best solution (if there is one) to a problem or to just outright put the solution right there? this will not apply to every situation of course.
>>930214Nah, this is fine.it was our fault
>>930195>>930197 "For your own sake only, my finger. come, we will have to make our way through the rubble to take back our precious blood echoes...." >head back to the ruined church>head back to the dream>write in
>>930214let us figure out what tricks to use, but if we're in front of a locked door there's no fun in making us try all the keys we carry (even metaphorically speaking) >>930232>head back to the ruined churchat least one person must be waiting for us.
>>930240>at least one person must be waiting for us.This
Do we lose a percentage of Blood Echoes every time we die? I mean, from what we recover. like a death tax
>>930240>>930248You returned back to the church where you found Histianne frantically clearing the rubble with her arcane arts and her bare hands. Neither Neathe nor Elmad were there. " Vinehelm!" Needless to say, she was more than happy to see you. "I-I thought you were still down there..." >ask her to assist you to reach your blood echoes>say something to her>trade insight for knowledge>trade insight for arcane arts>write in
>>930332>"more or less, i still have my blood echoes in this mess">check if she's alright and get to digging, with her help if she's not too exhausted/wounded
>>930341This is fine
>>930341>>930355Histianne was fine as far as you could tell, yet, you felt that she was....more fragile if that made any sense.Together, you spent a hour clearing the debris until your pistol sensed your blood "Finally! The St...o.....n........e L..." "......
"Time, so malleable and ductile. Easy to control should you have the right woman to serve you and and the right kinblood in your veins...oh, of course you can not react...I overlook the tiniest of details, apologies..." ....
"Worry not. I am not here to harm you although i am a bit displeased with your recent company, these...silver riffraff should not accompany a man of your position . No matter another issue to discuss... in the future." ,,,,
>>930455Who are you?
"Livendagen had conflicting opinions about our research. It is a petty cost, a few lives for ascension. Kinblood is meant for the veins of man. I am Uylus, the pale envoy of the scholars. we wish to collaborate with you. Aid us and we shall do the same. There is god in Milkwood forest, kill it. Prove your worth to the scholars. You will find me there, we have so many issues to discuss. In the meantime, do not trust either of the goddesses in the dream. Trust your fellow kin...." .... "...ady will happy! you look strange...odd" >....
>>930489bloody fuck. well, we still have too many blood echoes to lose, get to the pillar first.
>>930489what a nice and trusthworthy fellow!We should totally take everything he says at face value"Some emissary from some school of something just stopped time and talked to me with a an offer and- Oh, look at that!"
>>930507>>930517Alas, you found your lost blood echoes. It was time to return back to the dream.....You headed straight to the room of statues, you kept in mind that you had two clots but you didnt want to go to Bildren not now at least.The pillar's cracks at the bottom seemed to spread even more, The pillar look sad, it wasn't a surprise, she sold herself to a mount of puss and flesh for your sake. She was a bit sickly too. "Welcome...warm one, what...what i may aid you with?" >Say something to the Pillar>Level up [up to 9 times, with 31 blood echoes remaining ]>leave [Caretaker/Bildren/Room of lamps]>write in
>>930621Level up9 in strenght
>>930642Surely we should level up Arcana, so we can finally learn spells from Histianne?>>9306215 Arcana, 4 Skill to bring both to 20.
>>930621>Ask her how she's holding up, and apologize for fucking up.>Level up 8 in str, 1 in arcanethat way we should be able to try the banner
>>930646>>930648Strenght weapons will give us some extra options>>930655Voting for this
>>930657we're gonna be really weak if we don't specialize in certain stats at all. jack of all trades doesn't work
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>930642>>930646>>930648>>930655Little reminder that a jack of all trades is master of none. there will be weapons, fire arms...etc that we wouldnt be able to use.
>>930667fuck man give us more time to decide
>>930669there are four anons so far but fine. reach a final vote, if not then we will use this roll.
>>930677apparently they want to continue making an objectively terrible decision so whatever
alright lets make it simple:reply here is you want 5 Arcana, 4 Skill
reply here if you want8 in strength , 1 in arcane
>>930710let's try that
>>930703>>930690Stop worrying about it so much, anon. It was my vote to begin with, and I don't really care as much as you seem to.
>>930727I didn't realize that caring was a bad thing. sorry if I hurt your fee fees anon
>>930706>>930723>>930727>>930745>>930748Alright, i think we will end it here. I do have a couple of things to say.-With Mend in your inventory it filled our Arcane Slots. so if we got a fourth arcane art in the future we will have to include which arcane arts to use in the load out.- Just like in soulborne, upgrading your arcane/intelligence/faith/attunement should increase both the rune (ring) and the arcane slots.25= 4 Arcane/Rune Slots50= 5 Arcane/Rune Slots75= 6 Arcane/Rune Slots100= 7 Arcane/Rune Slots-Another thing that we spoke about previously is milestones but i want a confirmation since we are approaching 25 in Bloodtinge, Skill and arcane. Would you like a small bonus like -5 roll upon reaching said milestone? this can be game breaking so the bonuses with be relatively small but they will help just like Donathan's outfit up to -25 at 100 of a certain attribute.i would love to hear your opinion. and thank you for your participation.
>>930799yes, having good stats should mean having bonuses related to it
>>930823alright. so does25=-5 rolls50=-10 rolls75= -15 rolls100= -20 rollssounds good?not overpowered and can be an incentive to invest in a certain direction
>>930839sounds good to me, small enough not to be op, but big enough to make the difference
>>930839looks good. its good to have an incentive to raise stats other than stat requirements for different items.
>>930839Yup, alright then
>>930845>>930849i am glad that this is agreeable.obviously arcane takes the cake with it comes to bonuses with the increase in slots.The question is: would you like some sort of another non-roll related bonus to non arcane Attribute. I dont have anything in mind but it seems unfair for Arcane to save a second advantage.If you have something in mind, please share it with us.
>>930867If you feel it HAS to have something extra, why not make it have some sort of defence effect against enemy spellcasters?
>>930878let me rephrase my question:A 25 bloodtinge, what non-roll bonus should i apply?what happens if i hit 50? does this non roll bonus will increase? or will it be something else?
>>930888increase the amount of quicksilver we can hold at once
>>930867>>930888maybe have us get new tricks, a bit like Grit in pathfind-this:>>930900
>>930888Oh and increase the damage of each shot with increased bloodtingeGive us more acrobatic or dexterous options in combat with increased skillstuff like that
>>930900>>930907sounds reasonable. is 9,11,13,15,17 okay? Only skill and Strength remain
>>930915This anon speaks with truth
>>930888Bloodtinge: Firearms consume 1 less Quicksilver per milestone, to a minimum of 0. Firearms already at 0 consumption deal more damage.Strength: Carry an additional weapon per milestone. Bonus resist to Poison, Frenzy(?) and other physical ailments.Skill: ...I'll have to get back to you on that.>>930900While that would be nice, Quicksilver is also consumed for spells, so it doesn't really make sense.
>>930918Strength for those "You are pinned down and are going to die if you can't get free"Skill as this one>>930915 said
>>930918Maybe a dodge bonus with higher skill?
>>930915>Give us more acrobatic or dexterous options in combat with increased skillWe get those simply by writing in. There should be some tangible mechanical bonus apart from a simple bonus to rolls.
>>930925but zero consumption will be OP i am okay with your strength ideaskill remains
>>930934that is what i mean bonus wise
>>930939What about minimum of 1, with the exception of Midden's Pistol, which is special and can go to 0?As far as we've seen, it's not exactly more effective than a standard weapon anyway.>>930943Actually, should the bonuses be something specific to the application of that specific stat, like Bloodtinge giving an additional bonus Fireams; or something general that helps any character build in general but is somewhat related to the stat being raised, like Bloodtinge giving additional Blood Echoes?
Strenght: Aditional weapon slot and resistBloodtinge: Chance for the weapon to not consume a (milestone) quicksilver on shotSkill: Allow you to change your loadout by (milestone) piece(s) per turn
>>930958Skill: *In the middle of battle
>>930958>Skill: Allow you to change your loadout by (milestone) piece(s) per turnWouldn't this basically make Strength's bonus slots useless, since we can now swap freely anyway?
>>930977(Milestone) per combat encounter swaps, maybe?Maybe if heavier weapons took more than one slot
So FarNon Roll bonuses:Arcane: Increase in Rune/Arcane SlotsBloodtinge: Increase in max number of bullets/Decrease consumption by 1 with one being the least number of bullets consumed/ additional firearm [Choose one]Strength: Addition weapon to carrySkill:????>>930954again, despite our midden pistol's status, it will not be balanced.
>>930990Maybe Skill can lower the stat requirements of other equipment? (Except Arcane, that one doesn't need anything more)
>>930990Fair. Reiterating my question about whether bonuses are supposed to be general or build-specific.Boosting Rune slots and weapon slots are general benefits which would help most characters, which isn't quite in line with Bloodtinge's only benefiting Firearms builds.If a general bonus is all that's needed, I might suggest for Skill a lamp-refreshed reroll on any failed roll equal to the number of milestones.
>>931009Maybe the consumption reduction of Bloodtinge can also work for the Quicksilver cost of Arcane arts?
Arcane: Increase in Rune/Arcane SlotsBloodtinge: Increase in max number of bullets/Decrease consumption by 1 with one being the least number of bullets consumed/ additional firearm [Choose one]Strength: Addition weapon to carrySkill: Increase in 'refresh rerolls'>>931009actually yeah this is a good idea.like today's failed roll.I would allow one refresh roll in our skill in 25the last this we need to do is to determine the bloodtinge bonus, each three bonuses are good, it is up to you to choose
>>931049If you're worried about reducing consumption to 0 being overpowered, a similar but more balanced(?) effect can be achieved by adding 100% to our base Quicksilver amount per milestone.
>>931049if our skill
>>931049sounds good, i'd say keep the bonus QSi feel like the reroll will be useful, hah >>931009quicksilver can also be used to purify corpses (and maybe more?)
>>931049Consumption reduction is bestIf you want to make it benefit us in general, you cn also make it reduce the amount of Quicksilver consumed by arcane arts
Then it is settledArcane: Increase in Rune/Arcane SlotsBloodtinge: Decrease consumption by 1 with one being the least number of bullets consumedStrength: Addition weapon to carrySkill: Increase in 'refresh rerolls'Yes the reduction WILL be applied to arcane arts as well since they rely on the same source.Thank you for putting this up anons, have a good night.
>>931088Thanks for running.So, looking at those bonuses, my new order of priority for leveling (at least as far as the bonuses themselves are concerned) will be:>Skill>
You felt more capable to face the woes ahead of you after the last embrace. You didn't want to deal with Bildren for the moment.A voice ran through your head while you where going for a stroll outside "Come to me, child of man, feed me the clots. Empower me...i will never forget those who aid me..." the voice of the head of Bildren soon disappeared afterwards.>Speak with to the Caretaker>Speak with Bildren (Body)>Speak with the Pillar >Go to Bildren (Head) in the maze>Go to the room of lamps [Please Specify]>write in
oh and select our loadout if you want to change it
>>936958>Go to the room of lamps [The tainted grounds] for the loadout, just change our outfit to the Tainted Scholar's
>>936958>Go to Bildren (Head) in the maze
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>936987>>936989
>>936987>>936989You haven't fully explored the tainted grounds, with the tainted scholar's robe and the rotten lake, you felt more confident in treading this dreadful place....The stench of death was as pungent as ever in this wretched place. Buzzes echoes among the corpses, you ought to be careful.>Start exploring [E,W,N,S]>Head back to the dream>write in
>>937045>Start exploring [SE]
>>937045Investigate the nearby area, stand on those stumps to get a better view and shoot the flaregun thingie we have
>>937059yeah, that sounds like a better plan
>>937059>>937067you used three quicksilver to fire a flaring shot, it illuminated the surrounding area.There was indeed a path for you to tread, another ditch was in front of you just like the one where you painfully perished it. It was steeper and more dangerous but you could see something trickling down there.Finally, you noticed giant footsteps near the road with some unfortunate Snitches-like flies squished underneath them. Soon after, you felt a palpable quake shaking the ground...nothing too serious.>Attempt to descend down the ditch [Success +70 , +10 from outfit]>Continue exploring [E,W,N,S]>Head back to the dream>write in
>>937104>Continue exploring [E] well then
>>937104>Attempt to descend down the ditch [Success +70 , +10 from outfit]
>>937111you chose to head to the east, the path provided you with a relative promise of safety. That was until you encountered three abomination resembling a twisted fruit fly.The three of them inserted a long vile tube into the rotten brain of yet another corpse, their wings flickered in harmony as they were festering on the corpse.>Ignore the flies, choose another direction>Engage the flies, fire a shot from your midden's pistol [-1 QS, Success +50]>Approach the flies, blast the nearest two with your Tyrene [-2 QS, Success +70]>Charge with your living whip [Success +70]>Charge with your Nailfinger [Success +80]>Show the flies Snitches' head [-3 Insight, Success +80]>Write inlooks like it is you and me anon
>>937197oh sorry anon. would you like me to d2?
>>937211>Show the flies Snitches' head [-3 Insight, Success +80]
>>937211>Charge with your living whip [Success +70]bloody flies, PURGE
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>937265>>937306looks like i will have to d2
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>937316let's do this
>>937321two rolls remaining
Rolled 6, 90 = 96 (2d100)>>937373 i wonder where the other anon went
>>937385just ate dinner, sorry guys
>>937385>>937396As you showed them the eyeless head, you could feel a strange change in their primal behavior, They stared at you with a multitude of eyes. You didn't know whether these were out of respect or fear. Nevertheless, they didn't fear or respect you....that was someone else.One of the flies spew an pulsating disc in front of you, it was waiting for you to grab it.>Grab the object>Refuse>Refuse, Attack the flies>write in
>>937423>Grab the object
>>937430>>937442 Drifting Lake Rune A rune fashioned from someone who wishes to exist, Pacifies certain primal foes and allow free commune with them !!! Poison has barely started to increase !!!The flies turned their back on you, they were probably going to feed somewhere else.>Attack the flies from behind>Continue exploring [E/W/S/N]>Write in
>>937460>>Continue exploring [E/W/S/N]East
>>937460>Continue exploring [E]if i remember well we can use silverblood to clear poison, right?
>>937469yes we can
>>937468>>937469Another step and you felt the ground quaking violently in front, you could see corpses ahead of you being splattered and leveled with the ground as well as stumps. Whatever this thing was, you couldnt see it but you could see a shift in the fumes above. it was coming for you.>Accept your fate>Attempt to outrun it [Success +60, +10 from outfit]>Attempt to commune with it [0 Insight from Rune, Success +90]>write in
>>937528>Attempt to commune with it [0 Insight from Rune, Success +90]let's give it a shot.
>>937528>Attempt to outrun it [Success +60, +10 from outfit]
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>937534>>937537
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>937547shouldn't be too hard
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>937547
>>937549>>937551one last roll
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>937547>>937557
>>937549>>937551>>937561You couldn't outran whatever that it was chasing you. It splatted you mere moments later.... YOU DIED ....You were reborn near the lamp, you felt something...odd like the world closing on your chest. You panted heavily, another death to endure...another death to forget.>Head back to the dream>Continue exploring [E/W/N/S]>Write in
>>937618>Head back to the dreamthe pillar.
reminder that the emissary can cheat death once with tear of stone.
>>937649you touched the lamp to return to the lamp. So far, the Pillar was one the few good individuals to talk to in this plane. You wanted to free her of her grim fate; to be part of Bildren......You found yourself in a domain of rippling flesh. Again, the head of Bildren has brought you to her prison, she seemed agitated "Do not ignore my heeds, child of man, i consume a great deal of my power so my body remains...ignorant of our agreements." For a mere second, her voice was softer "It...pains me to witness your fate and my body's innocent pawn. This lady of stone....She holds a great power. A power that my filthy body desires, She is slowly become a part of my body. Soon naught will be left from her but you are not alone; i will not discard you...i have plans for you and your desires...." >....
>>937745>I can give you these clots and follow your orders if it means saving her.
>>937779 "That i will, For the time being, empowering me should be the first step in paving a path for my ascension. I will not forget those who aided me...Let me fashion a reward from these lesser clots..." >Give her a single clot>Give her all the clot>Dont giver her anything>write in
>>937892>Give her all the clot
>>937904The head of Bildren gave you:SwaereAn outfit of flesh and teeth fashioned from false Bloated Clot. Appears as a normal garment to those with low insight. Obscures one' vision but highly increases one's hearing and smelling senses. it provides an excellent protection against grabbing and grappling attacks.Artieu An outfit from flesh and metal fashioned from False chained clot. Appears as a normal garment to those with low insight. It is very heavy slowing down movement drastically but it provides excellent resistance against frenzy and can deflect some attacks. we will have to end it here. thank you for your participation
>>937971useful defenses. thanks for running. oh yeah, your previous quest made me buy Darkest Dungeon, i don't regret it at all
>>937981thank you.nice .just remember, you are risk managing, because the RNG can be cruel at time . I.e making the best out of the worst situation.
>>938012 i know, i almost got a total party wipe during a bandit raid. But i already killed all the lv1 bosses
The head of Bildren soon released you back to the room of lamps. Your action went unnoticed by both the body of Bildren and the caretaker. "So many foes....so little allies. We should kill that petty god in the forest...and this girl, Ayne, should she stands in our way...." >Say something to your pistol>Speak with to the Caretaker>Speak with Bildren (Body)>Speak with the Pillar >Go to Bildren (Head) in the maze>Go to the room of lamps [Please Specify]>write in
>>940284>Say something to your pistolEh, sure. Might as well get over this and meet this fellow
>>940284>Speak with the Pillar just go see how she's doing, maybe her hope can slow Bildren's absorption.After that,>Go to the room of lamps [The Blackwood Quarters]we can reach the forest from there without jumping straight in.
>>940307I vote for this, but i wtill think we should talk to the pistol
>>940311sure, let's do all the things. still, i'm worried about the kid living there... maybe we should bring Histianne to negociate with her?
>>940307>>940311Another lick was its reply. Clearly it was waiting for you to use it.... you havent done so in a while. So far, your midden's pistol didn't express any sort of 'jealousy' from other firearms. The pillar appeared to be a bit sickly, she did her best to arch a smile to welcome you. There was nothing you could do to her...Not Alone at least...The head of Bildren is your sole mean of freeing the Pillar. You touched the blackwood quarter lamp, moments later, you found yourself in the sickened field under the cover of darkness.>Go northern west, take the path to Milkwood forest>Start to explore [E/W/S/N]>head back to the dream>write in
>>940352oh wait, we should probably change outfits let's try wearing Swaere >Go northern west, take the path to Milkwood forest
>>940370dont you want to change our weapons?
>>940388nah, the current Midden's / sampler's , whip/Yousall should be good
>>940401>>940418You reached Milkwood forest via a small path at the edge of Blackwood quarters. You were somewhat glad to revisit this peaceful forest.That was until half a dozen of those faceless spiders blocked your path. In a blink of an eye, you found Anye materializing behind the row of spiders "Kind traveler, i wished you would have heeded my warning.Please forgive me...." The six spiders bolted towards you yearning to shred you to bits.>Run [Success +50]>Stand and fight>write in [Recommended]
>>940465Try to backpedal until all the spiders are more or less together.Once they are shoot at them with Yousall to damage and blind them
reminder that with our current outfit we are technically blind so long ranged targets are harder to shoot, however, closer targets are easier to hit thanks to our enhanced hearing and smelling
>>940465backpedal a bit and whip them?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>940484>>940501roll either way
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>940516
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>940516
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>940516
>>940519>>940520>>940520You fired a precise Yousall shot setting two them ablaze. They withered quickly from the intense flame. A third one attempted to grab you but your outfit started to pierced its exoskeleton, it collapsed on its back twitchong briefly before meeting its creator... 2100 blood echoes gained The remaining three spiders circled around you,, their mouth started to drool. hot, steaming milkblood trickled from their mandibles.>Run [Success +40]>use your midden's pistol on one of the spiders [-1 QS , Success +60 ,-5 from outfit]>Attempt to blast more than one spider with Yousall [-3 QS , Success +70 -5 from outfit]>Charge with your Sampler's blade/Living whip [Success +80, -5 from outfit]>write in [Recommended]
>>940554>use your midden's pistol on one of the spiders [-1 QS , Success +60 ,-5 from outfit]a spitting attack?
>>940554>Charge with your Sampler's blade [Success +80, -5 from outfit]
>>940554Use our whip as a grappling hook on the branches to move upwardsWhen they charge forward shoot Yousall downwards
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>940571>>940582>>940591roll
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>940595
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>940595
>>940598>>940599one last roll left
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>940613gods help us
Can we use our sampler's blade to harvest milkblood from these trees?
>>940598>>940599>>940617you escaped a steam of milkblood by grappling onto a branch of the tree above you using the living whip. Thankfully, both the whip and the branch withstood your weight.You rained fire on your foes below charring their faceless corpses. 2100 blood echoes gained Anye looked the corpses of the spiders briefly before looking at you "Father, mother....please forgive me...." The trail of milkblood trickling from her hair started to boil up. She was approaching you slowly.>fight, Ayne , Daughter of Below>Run>write in
>>940666yes we can, after all it was its original purpose...kind of. We will gain unprocesse Milkblood in the process
>>940669>fight, Ayne , Daughter of Below
>>940669Time to fight
>>940669>write in"you don't have to fight, i have to kill gods to save someone, i know someone who could protect you."
>>940689Yeah, changing my vote for this. I am kinf od starved for interaction
>>940689isn't this one of the people we need to kill
>>940679>>940688>>940689>>940689 "I am have to save my father from the likes of you, traveler....." Not a second later, the clear skies turned into a empty place of comic beauty. Endless stars shining upon you both "We have suffered so much...to be left alone. Please forgive me..." Ayne disappeared from your sight, dozens of star-like arcane projectiles were slowly homing towards you. Your enhanced senses felt her presence behind you >Run away [Success +80]>Accept your fate>Stand and fight>Write in [Recommended]
>>940723i have to save
>>940723>Stand and fight
>>940723>Stand and fightget her between us and the projectiles
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Rolled 78 (1d100)>>940750
>>940752>>940758>>940766you gracefully avoided her projectiles , you expected them to hurt their caster but on the contrary, the projectile phased through her.sorry anons but we will have to end it here for now. thank you for you participation
>>940789Thank you for running
>>940789thanks for running
"I will rain the stars upon you!" without any warning, you 'fell' from the ground to the sea of endless stars above. You felt like you were walking on a transparent sheet of water.Ayne soon disappeared leaving a trail of arcane projectiles. You could feel dozens more homing towards you under this sheet of astral ground>Accept your fate>Attempt to dodge all the incoming attacks [Success +70]>write in [Highly recommended]
>>945313>Attempt to dodge all the incoming attacks [Success +70]
>>945313>>Attempt to dodge all the incoming attacks [Success +70]
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>945371
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>945371
>>945371Should we roll again if the other anon doesn't show up?
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>945371
>>945371Too late to use that teleport thingy?
>>945420well we can use the petrified pus, yes. no roll required
>>945375>>945398>>945414you manage to evade some of the projectiles but there were too many of them. Eventually, a couple pierced your body in your arms, legs and midsection.You could barely stand up. "Please traveler, forgive me, the safety of my father is above all else..." The daughter of below conjured five astral projectiles aiming to finish you off.>Accept your fate>Attempt to dodge the incoming attacks [Success +70]>Attempt to counter the projectiles using your whip [Success +70]>write in [recommended]
>>945468>Attempt to dodge the incoming attacks [Success +70]this quest is too hard to be fun sometimes
>>945468>Attempt to counter the projectiles using your whip [Success +70]>"I won't stay dead, this is pointless."
>>945484apologies anon ,it is our first time fighting a solely ranged based boss so it ought to be hard.>>945492>>945510roll
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>945536
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>945536
one last rollwe really need that refresh roll
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>945536>>945581 yes we do
>>945591fuck what now?
>>945595um... any bonus you could forget?i guess we dodge most of them and survive?
>>945613if want to be technical, Swaere provide a penalty to ranged attacks and a bonus to close attacks, i suppose using the whip is considered as a close attack
>>945624probably, and magic projectiles aren't exactly silent, right?So... +5?
>>945613>>945591>>945551>>945545with your whip, you countered the incoming projectiles with great accuracy. Your recent wounds were taking their toll on you. "Hold on my finger, we can do this..." your pistol encouraged you. " Perhaps this is true but i won't sit idly while watching you massacring my father, if it were to be my end then...so be it" The stars above and below you started to sprout spores which had bubbling milkblood, it was probably hot enough to melt flesh and bones alike. Ayne vanished in the mean time>Accept your fate>Attempt to dodge the spores [Success +70 -5 from outfit]>write in [recommended]
>>945684>>Attempt to dodge the spores [Success +70 -5 from outfit]Try to escape, we don't have enough QS to fight back
>>945694we are 'trapped' in the skies with her. the only way possible to escape is with a petrified pus`
>>945684>Attempt to dodge the spores [Success +70 -5 from outfit]i'm really tempted to just run away
>>945702Time to PUSsy out, then
>>945730this will not require a roll>>945722are you okay with that anon?how about other anon?
Is there any reason we're not using Mend?
>>945741it requires 5 QS, we have 1
>>945737yeah, let's find something else to kill
>>945747If we're low on Quicksilver, we should flee. None of the weapons we have are suited to fighting a protracted ranged battle.
You used the pus just before the boiling milkbood would turn you to a soup. you returned back to Blackwood quarter's lamp.While your wounds weren't fatal, they would be on the long run. Thankfully, your Quicksilver supply has been relinquished. >Enter the barn, seek Histianne's help>Use mend [-5 QS, bonus at +70]>head back to the dream, Seek the pillar's embrace>write in
>>945835>>head back to the dream, Seek the pillar's embraceDo we have enought to level up?
>>945835>Use mend [-5 QS, bonus at +70]let's give it a shot
>>945863we have 4200 Blood echoesthat is 4 levels
>>945835>Use mend [-5 QS, bonus at +70]If we might simply be able to Mend and rest at the lamp repeatedly, I see no reason not to try. Pillar makes me cry errytime.
>>945885Yeah, give mend a try, we couls always go back to Pillar if something goes wrong
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Rolled 3 (1d100)>>945910
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>945910Don't think I need to roll at this point, but here.
>>945915>>945930your non fatal wounds close before you. the pain...gone. You felt...a soothing presence behind you. A silhouette of a ghostly woman of blue materialized behind you, she coiled her ghastly arms around you. With a comforting smile, she leaned her head next to yours With this unknown presence, you feel refreshed and protected >Head back to the dream>Continue exploring the quarters>Write in
>>946022>Continue exploring the quartersGotta get enough Blood Echoes for one more level so we can get Skill to 25.Yes, I am prioritizing that reroll extremely highly.Make sure to camp at that lamp one more time to replenish the Quicksilver we spent.
>>946022>Continue exploring the quarters
>>946051Perhaps just directly east? There's not much by way of options here. Which quarter is north of us?
>>946051N.E.?see if we're missing anything outside of the wall
>>946073ThisIf we can climb the all we could fire Yousall for ease of exploration
>>946099exploration is a pretty poor use of 3 quicksilver
>>946066>>946073you chose to go to the north eastern side of the wall, perhaps there was something there to aid you in your travels. You found dozens of rotten tar soaked cages with bloated corpses crammed in them. most of the cages were hanged from a high altitude at the mercy of the wind. Others where close to the ground.All but one seemed to be dead. an old decrepit man, his cage was surrounded by a couple of those pesky crows "Y-you there! please stay put!a-are you real?" >.....
>>946169it's not as if we couldn't just recharge from the lamp... >>946189"I'm pretty sure i am?"
>>946189"As real as aaaa... I'm Real, that's it."
>>946196>>946196>>946206 "ah, i see ... i see , these cows have been here for weeks gawking at me. have mercy and kill them all. i need some peace of mind...| we will have to end it for now, thank you for your participation
>>946244thanks for running
Rolled 2 (1d4)roll a d4 while predicting your roll like this:4
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Rolled 1 (1d4)>>9482552
>>948257well keep rolling. there is no 3 roll limit here
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>9482503
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>948250guess i'll try another one 1
>>948287 The silhouette of the ghastly woman dissolved into your weapons. Somehow, you felt empowered even if said feeling was temporary The flock of crow twisted their attention to you, perhaps you were the first fresh meat at sight for a long,long time. Four crows with slugging their way towards you. Beak and feathers full of tar....>Empty your Midden's pistol at them [-4QS, Success +60, -30 from mend, +5 from outfit]>Wait for them to approach, fire two Yousall shots [-6 QS, Success +70, -30 from mend,+5 from outfut]>Charge onwards with your sampler's blade [Success +80 ,-30 from mend -5 from outfit]>Use your living whip [Success +70, -30 from mend, -5 from outfit]>write in
reminder that we have an eye carver, but it wont do us much it our target is swiss cheese
>>948309>Empty your Midden's pistol at them [-4QS, Success +60, -30 from mend, +5 from outfit]
>>948309>Charge onwards with your sampler's blade [Success +80 ,-30 from mend -5 from outfit]
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>948323>>948325roll
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>948335captcha is being a real bitch right now
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>948335captcha is a bitch here too
>>948348>>948378you riddled them with holes from afar. they never stood a chance really. Your pistol was not satisfied with the intervention of this ghastly lady 1200 blood echoes gained "finally, some rest and pity for me, i dont suppose you killed the warden of these quarters? he was the key you see..." >....damn this captcha, ten minutes what is going on
>>948426>"what do you mean? is killing him the key to freeing you, or should i make him open the cages before that? where is he?"
>>948429"Oh, well , head straight yonder, you will find him at the shore. I am aware it is a tough find but i have faith in you. Something tells me that you are one capable man with a soft heart...." >say something to the old man>continue exploring [E/W/S/N]>head to the warden>write in
>>948481>"so, what's your name, old man?">explore east? follow his lead.
>>948485 "Haven't i told you? eh, my mind is so unclear these days. my name is....is...Yudrex." the old man waved at you as you headed to the east, he had high hopes for you....The 'shore' the old man talked about was filled with tar riddled corpses. In fact, this lake or inland sea was the source of all the tar corrupting this land.You could see him, a towering man with dozens of keys in his back, you could see a monstrous chain next to him with countless keys strapped to it. No normal man could wield such a monstrous crude weapon.A large rusted turnkey was jabbed at the back of his skull, it was moving very slowly to the right. You could swear you could hear a faint musicbox-like tune somewhere.This warden...he seemed to be meditating, if so, he chose a terrible spot for doing so>Fight Mildrah's Cage>Run away.>write in
>>948540>Fight Mildrah's Cagetry to make it sound like a fair duel, don't just rush him
>>948560The warden sensed your presence from afar, he turned around to face you, he wore a mask of porcelain with keyholes for eyes, they bled black blood.You could hear cogs in motion as he grabbed his monstrous chain. He struck it once in a defensive manner crushing a fishing boat wreck washed ashore. it was almost a display of power nothing more, nothing less. He stood still, waiting for your next course of action.>Empty your Midden's pistol at them [-3QS, Success +70 , +5 from outfit]>Approach the warden, fire a Yousall shot [-3 QS, Success +80,+5 from outfit]>Charge onwards with your sampler's blade [Success +80 -5 from outfit]>Use your living whip [Success +80 ,-5 from outfit]>Attempt to commune with the warden [0 insight , from rune , success +90]>write in [recommended]
>>948619>Use your living whip [Success +80 ,-5 from outfit]
>>948619>Attempt to commune with the warden [0 insight , from rune, success +90]We seem to lose nothing from trying?
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Rolled 27 (1d100)>>948720
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>948727
>>948731>>948745>>948780the warden didnt respond to your attempt to commune with hom and yet you sensed something....different in this entity.it was more of a strange construct rsther than a man.sorry anons but i cant open my eyes, can i have an hour to take a nap an then we will continue? if you don't want to wait we can start tomorrow but we barely started
>>948807sure, we'll see who's here
i just woke up and i am feeling a bit dizzy. anyone here
The warden struck his gigantic chain on the ground howling at you. It felt more of a warning then something else.Again, He fixed his sight on you, waiting for your next move.>Empty your Midden's pistol at them [-3QS, Success +70 , +5 from outfit]>Approach the warden, fire a Yousall shot [-3 QS, Success +80,+5 from outfit]>Charge onwards with your sampler's blade [Success +80 -5 from outfit]>Use your living whip [Success +80 ,-5 from outfit]>Attempt to commune with the warden [0 insight , from rune , success +90]>write in [recommended]
>>949522Shoot, do you want us to change our loadout?
>>949573>Attempt to commune with the warden [0 insight , from rune , success +90]let's try again, i guess? >>949577it should be fine, we probably have the right armor too
>>949606i suppose you will roll thrice
Rolled 52, 43, 88 = 183 (3d100)>>949614alright
>>949619shieeetwell we are en passe here, the warden won't attack unless provoked.
>>949635i figured as much.so, do we get a free pass on the commune (as we're not really in danger, it'll just take long) or is it just going to piss him off enough for him to try to get us to bail?
>>949669i suppose so.he is agitated of our presence but that's it.he wants to be left alone
>>949669i suppose you would like to roll once more. that is unless you wanted to attack Mildrah's cage.Also a little reminder; we have 5400 blood echoes at the moment.
Rolled 39, 26, 13 = 78 (3d100)>>949768alright, let's see how it goes this time
>>949773at least it's no critfail >>949768that's 4 levels worth, right? yeah, we should spend them (on skill, to get closer of the reroll) before fighting a boss tier, yeah
>>949833oh right, we killed the crowsyeah, let's go back to the pillar once we're tired of failing to commune with the Cage
>>949851you chose not to attack this abomination for now.it turned its back on you mediating once more, the turnkey slowly shifted anticlockwise.You headed back to the lamp; with so many blood echoes in your possession, you had to return back to the dream....As you returned to the room of lamps, something felt.... wrong tiny pustules sprouted on the walls as well pulsating veins. while they were few and far between , they did unsettle you.Quickly, you rushed to the room of statues only to see the pillar crying, the base of the pillar had bubbling flesh spurting blood and pus.On of Livendagen's pristine statues started to cry pus before its stone arm would fall off only to be replaced by one of Bildren's legs. "You have been awfully silent, child of man...neglecting my aid....neglecting my power to transform the clots into powerful weapons; pray tell....where are said clots?" >....
>>949920>"i don't have any for now, sorry." oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit.
>>949950" For your own sake, I hope you speak of truth. This ....poor girl can't save you a second time....This is but a little reminder. The next time i show in this fashion. i will not be so .... peaceful." just like that, the leg retracted leaving the statute in ruins. After Bildren was gone, the Pillar continued to cry, shying her face away from you.....>....
>>949992>Try to touch her face and console her?
>>950013 "I-it is ...nothing...warm one...nothing..no-" The Pillar churned in pain as the bubbling mass below started to spurt more blood and pus forcing her to cry more out of sadness and pain.i suppose we will end it here for now. Thank you anon for your participation
>>950068thanks for running.poor pillar.
should i make a new thread?