>InformationThis quest takes place long before the events of The Last Airbender. Long before Aang, Roku, Kyoshi, Kuruk, or Yangchen. You play as a young Earthbender from a small village in one of the many Kingdoms scattered across the main continent. As a powerful villain strives to dominate the world, you will be forced to make choices that can stop it, aid it, or have no effect whatsoever.>RulesAfter each update I make, there will be a voting period of ten minutes. Once ten minutes have passed, whatever option has the most support will be the winner.Write-ins are accepted, but only when specified If you see a write-in option, suggest whatever you like. If not, choose from the options I have provided.Sometimes, rolls will be required. I will assign them, and they will operate under a d100 system. You will have three chances, and if one of the rolls succeeds, you pass. There are no crits, but I do take into account how much you succeed or fail by.I reserve the right to veto certain write-ins, but will try to avoid doing so.I hope you all have fun>>Previous threadshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=earthbender+quest
"It's worth a shot, I suppose," you tell them."Well then, we'll have to discuss our plans later," Yong says, standing up. "For now, I need to get back to the recruits. Make yourselves at home in the meantime."With that, he leaves the table and heads for the door."Are you guys sure this is a good idea?" Mauya asks.Lantana eyes her curiously. "Why wouldn't it be?""They admitted themselves that they don't have the numbers to do much to Kalana's army," Mauya points out. "If they attack too big a target, or if Kalana finds out we're with them, they're going to get crushed.""Which is why we need to help them recruit more members," Sansha tells her. "These people seem serious, and have won some victories already. We could help them build an army to challenge Kalana.">A. You agree with Sansha; this is an opportunity you can't afford to waste>B. You agree with Mauya; maybe you should reconsider this>C. Something else>D. Don't say anything
>>959550>A. You agree with Sansha; this is an opportunity you can't afford to waste>C. Something else>Do you have a better idea?
>>959558Seconding, also glad to have you back Som.
>>959566Glad to be back
>>959550>>959558I'll go with this.
>>959550>A. You agree with Sansha; this is an opportunity you can't afford to waste"Beats us having to waste time making our own army from the ground up. All we have to do is make sure we help them succeed with our heads still attached."
>>959558ThisYou just made my day off even better SOM
>>959589Your day even better? HAH!! Jokes on you SOM will make your day a full of despair
>>959558>>959566"I agree with Sansha," you state. "This is an opportunity we can't afford to waste."Mauya sighs. "Looks like I'm outvoted, then.""Well, do you have a better idea?" you ask the young Waterbender."I say that we should go with the old plan," Mauya answers. "We need Lantana to master all four elements. She's a strong Earthbender, but she still needs work on Air and Water, and she doesn't know any Firebending. Once she's done that, we can star-""No," Lantana cuts her off. "I've spent enough time running. It's time for me to start acting like the Avatar.""Hard to do that if you get yourself killed," Mauya counters."I won't," Lantana snaps. "I've been at this for over a year, Mauya, don't talk down to me like I have no idea what I'm doing!">A. Tell them both to cool it>B. Ask how everyone thinks you should go about taking down this lieutenant>C. Tell Lantana that she should make sure she keeps practicing Waterbending and Airbending>D. Something else
>>959659>>A. Tell them both to cool it>B. Ask how everyone thinks you should go about taking down this lieutenantThey're both right, but people like one more than the other
>>959659A"If we wanna stop Kalana, we need to be a stalac-tight unit"
>>959659>A. Tell them both to cool it>B. Ask how everyone thinks you should go about taking down this lieutenant>C. Tell Lantana that she should make sure she keeps practicing Waterbending and Airbending
>>959659>D. It's not like we're abandoning the hunt for firebending. There were firebenders in Kalana's armies, it's likely that there are some scrolls here and there. Maybe even freelance benders to teach the basics.
>>959666>>959672"Both of you, cool it," you tell your friends. "Let's focus on what we're going to do about this lieutenant.""Attacking supply lines and ambushing scouting parties should work at wearing the local forces down," Sansha comments. "But if this lieutenant calls for reinforcements, I'm not sure these people will be able to deal with it.""So, then, we need a more decisive strike?" Lantana guesses.Sansha shrugs. "Maybe, or we should find a way to step up recruitment. If people in the local villages learn that the Avatar is a part of this, they might be more likely to help.">A. That's dangerous; if the wrong person learns that Lantana's here, things could get bad very fast>B. Recruitment is probably the best idea>C. A decisive strike will catch the enemy off-guard, and will end this local conflict quickly>D. Something else
>>959659>A. Tell them both to cool it>D. We are doing this so that we can harry Kalana, no matter where we /actually/ are.
>>959645Despair and waifusAnd despair involving waifus
>>959755>B. Recruitment is probably the best idea>D. We can probably recruit more people if we can weaken Kalana's forces through a few decisive strikes though.>>959767But our dear husbando...
>>959773He's dead, Jim
>>959755>A. That's dangerous; if the wrong person learns that Lantana's here, things could get bad very fastWe just went over the fact that they would probably be crushed if they found out the Avatar is here>C. A decisive strike will catch the enemy off-guard, and will end this local conflict quickly
>>959755>B. Recruitment is probably the best idea
>>959767you sick bastardit really turns me on
>>959755>>A. That's dangerous; if the wrong person learns that Lantana's here, things could get bad very fast>>C. A decisive strike will catch the enemy off-guard, and will end this local conflict quickly
>>959755>>B. Recruitment is probably the best idea>D A guerilla and resistance tactic might be better while gathering allies, too much head to head conflict could wipe us all out, we must play the long game.C might be a good idea to start things of though.
>>959773>>959763>>959789"Recruitment's probably the best idea," you chime in. "Too much head-on fighting could wipe us out, but some sort of big strike might be a good place to start.""Doesn't taking over a village count?" Mauya asks."I wonder how long ago they took this village back from Kalana's people," Lantana comments. Sansha looks her way. "Maybe it's a good idea to find out. If it was recent, there's a chance that this "lieutenant" is going to launch a counterattack soon to try and take it back.">A. You should talk to Yong as soon as possible>B. You're sure Yong will update you all on that sort of thing later>C. Stopping their counterattack could be a good show of strength to attract more recruits>D. Something else
>>959835>A. You should talk to Yong as soon as possible>C. Stopping their counterattack could be a good show of strength to attract more recruitsDoes he have any benders with him? If not can we set up traps like we did with Sansha's village in order to catch the enemy by surprise.
>>959835>A. You should talk to Yong as soon as possible>C. Stopping their counterattack could be a good show of strength to attract more recruits
>>959839>>959847>>959854Agreed. Traps like nets and...fish hooks.
>>959835>A. You should talk to Yong as soon as possible
>>959839>>959854"We should talk to Yong as soon as possible," you suggest. "He's working with his recruits," Sansha reminds you. "We're going to have to wait.""But if an attack's coming, isn't that more important?" Mauya asks."I'm sure they're aware of what's going to happen," Sansha assures her. "Remember the people they had hidden in the woods around the village? They're keeping their eyes out. If there's an attack, we won't be caught off guard.""This might be a good way to show strength and attract new recruits," you tell everyone. "If we can stop a counterattack, it should prove that this group has a chance."Sansha nods in agreement. "Definitely, and when we take down this lieutenant, that should be enough to get a lot more recruits.""And get Kalana's attention," Mauya points out."We're going to have to fight her sooner or later," Sansha tells her. "At least this way, we'll have some help when that happens."Lantana sighs, looking away with a troubled expression on her face.>A. Ask what's wrong>B. You're sure that, when the time comes, you can handle Kalana>C. Take a sip of your water>D. Suggest changing the subject until you have the chance to talk to Yong>E. Something else
>>959971>>C. Take a sip of your waterThe most important choice
>>959971>C. Take a sip of your water>D. Suggest changing the subject until you have the chance to talk to Yong
>>959971>C.I wanna' know where you're going with this Som. Is it poisoned water?
>>959971>C. Take a sip of your water>A. Ask what's wrong
>>959971>C.Keeping hydrated is important!
>>960040>>959999Picking up your water and taking a sip of it, you look toward the Avatar, asking her what's wrong.She glances in your direction. "I'm just wondering why Kalana is searching for the library. She's got a huge army under her command, is one of the few Airbenders not at one of the temples. She was trained by Rinzen, so she's probably one of the stronger Airbenders out there, too.""We get it, she's scary," Mauya tells her. "What's your point?""So, with all of that going for her, she still decided to go searching for the library," Lantana explains. "She didn't hunt us down at the Air Temple, she left her army behind, and she doesn't seem to have sent anybody after us. Why?">A. You don't know, but you're glad you don't have to deal with her yet>B. You don't know, but you're worried>C. Who cares? She's out of your hair>D. Something else
>>960070>B. You don't know, but you're worried
>>960070>B. You don't know, but you're worried>D. Maybe she's trying to get us to lower our guard?
>>959539>Sansha>0 VotesGood, the ningen are learning.
>>960103No love for the warrior girl
>>960137Well guys, I guess this means I'm future SOM. Ask me what happens in the future of the quest.
>>960148Do we get to bone?
>>960148Technically, Black recruited Zamasu, not the other way around
>>960148Crazy firebenders when?
>>960155That's just what you'd want us to think!
>>960150Yes, but not who you expect. >>960155But /that/ Zamasu is Black/Present Zamasu from the Future. >>960164Pretty soon, but not after something shocking.
>>960083>>960085"I don't know," you admit. "But, I'm worried."Lantana nods. "So am I. Maybe....maybe we should have gone after her.""We weren't ready to fight her," Mauya assures her. "This is smarter than chasing an Airbending maniac across the planet.""Of course you'd say that," Lantana sighs."No, she has a point," Sansha says in defense of the Waterbender. "Kalana's almost killed you more than once. If we want to beat her, we need you to get as strong as possible, and we're going to need help.""But what's she going to be doing while we get me stronger?" Lantana worries. "That library is supposed to hold more knowledge than any other place in the world. There's no telling what she could do with that kind of information.""Right, there's no telling," Mauya says. "And sitting around panicking about it won't solve anything. We need to focus on the here and now for right now, and make ourselves ready for whatever Kalana throws at us.">A. Mauya's right>B. Maybe you should go after Kalana?>C. It doesn't matter what Kalana does; if you destroy her followers and take back the land her army conquered, she won't be able to accomplish anything>D. Don't say anything>E. Something else
>>960183>>C. It doesn't matter what Kalana does; if you destroy her followers and take back the land her army conquered, she won't be able to accomplish anything
>>960183>A. Mauya's right
>>960183>>D. Don't say anything
>>960183>C>E. "And after we take everything from her, we finish her."
>>960183>>A. Mauya's right>>E. We should try heading to the library after this, to find out what knowledge she learned and maybe find a way to counter it.
>>960183>C. It doesn't matter what Kalana does; if you destroy her followers and take back the land her army conquered, she won't be able to accomplish anything
>>960183>A. Mauya's right>C. It doesn't matter what Kalana does; if you destroy her followers and take back the land her army conquered, she won't be able to accomplish anything
>>960230>>960224>>960211"Mauya's right," you say. "And it doesn't matter what Kalana does; if we take down the people working for her, and take back the land she's stolen, she won't be able to do anything."Mauya nods in agreement. "She won't have a base to stand on, and then we can take her down.""Makes sense to me," Sansha agrees. "But we can't afford to waste too much time. So let's make sure we work hard at this."Mauya nods. "Of course."It suddenly becomes much more quiet. Previously, you could hear sounds from the next room over as the training continued, but now, that noise has mostly come to a stop. It seems that Yong is done with the recruits.Lantana rises from the table. "Let's go talk to him."The four of you make your way into the next room, finding the majority of the recruits in the process of either leaving or heading to the room you came from. Yong watches the various men and women with a proud expression, smiling when he sees your group approaching."Ah, I was just coming to get you," he tells Lantana. "I think we still have much to discuss, here."The Avatar nods in agreement. "We do have a few questions.""I'm sure," Yong tells her. "Ask away.">A. Has there been a counterattack since they took back the village?>B. What can he tell you about the local lieutenant?>C. Ask what he knows about Kalana/Jungo>D. Ask if he knows about someone named Xiong>E. Be quiet>F. Something else
>>960329>>A. Has there been a counterattack since they took back the village?>B. What can he tell you about the local lieutenant?I'd let Lantana ask about Xiong
>>960329>B. What can he tell you about the local lieutenant?>C. Ask what he knows about Kalana/Jungo>D. Ask if he knows about someone named Xiong>F. Think to yourself how you hope that if you have a son, he won't be a disappointment
>>960342>>960379I don't know som, Sei should worry about having a son who's a huge disappointment. It's a serious issue.
>>960329>A. Has there been a counterattack since they took back the village?>B. What can he tell you about the local lieutenant?>D. Ask if he knows about someone named Xiong
>>960394Not as serious as the people that are projecting their own insecurities of their own fathers disappointments with them on a fictional characters child.
>>960394let this joke die
>>960339>>960342"What can you tell us about the local lieutenant?" you ask Yong."He's a Firebender, or so I here," Yong tells you. "And he has a fort in the forest between the surrounding villages, making him able to respond to attacks on each village quickly.""Speaking of, has there been a counterattack on the village?" you ask."Not yet," Yong answers. "But, I expect one soon. I have people watching the surrounding forest, and scouting near his base. If he's going to attack, we'll know.""I wanted to ask," Lantana starts, sounding nervous and uncomfortable. "Have you heard of a man named Xiong?"Yong nods. "Rumors, mostly. I hear he gave Jungo's army one hell of a fight before finally being defeated. I've also heard talk that, after he lost, he joined Jungo's side, but I don't know for sure."Lantana looks down, not saying a word.>A. Ask if there's anything you can do to help prepare a defense>B. Ask what his plan is moving forward>C. Ask him if he has benders in his ranks>D. Something else
>>960421>A. Ask if there's anything you can do to help prepare a defense>C. Ask him if he has benders in his ranks>>960414Never>>960412Someone's projecting a little
>>960428this, and I respect your commitment to the bit as much as I find it unheeded.
>>960421>A. Ask if there's anything you can do to help prepare a defense>C. Ask him if he has benders in his ranks
>>960421>B. Ask what his plan is moving forward>A. Ask if there's anything you can do to help prepare a defense
>>960449>>960428"Is there anything I can do to help prepare a defense?" you ask. "Not yet," Yong tells you. "Once we know an attack is coming, we'll set up our defenses, but until then, the people need to be able to move in and out of the village freely.""That's dangerous," Sansha warns."I know," Yong assures her. "But we don't shy away from danger. When the battle comes, and you see us in action, you'll realize there's nothing to worry about.""Don't you think you're being a little overconfident?" Sansha asks. "I know that your people are good, but there's always a chance for defeat.""Sure there is," Yong agrees. "But not a high chance. Trust me, when the time comes, you'll see.""Do you have any benders in your ranks?" you ask, changing the subject."A few," Yong tells you. "But trust me, the nonbenders here are more than capable of dealing with most benders as well."Sansha looks interested. "Really?"Yong nods. "There were benders here when we took this village, and my people handled them no problem.">A. Ask if there's a place you can stay for the night>B. Put a hand on Lantana's shoulder and see if she's okay>C. Something else
>>960512>A. Ask if there's a place you can stay for the night>>C. "Do you mind if I train with some of the earthbenders while we're here?"Gotta get that training in
>>960512>>A. Ask if there's a place you can stay for the night
>>960512>B. Put a hand on Lantana's shoulder and see if she's okay>C. Express surprise at the fact that filthy nonbenders could be so effective
>>960512>A. Ask if there's a place you can stay for the night
>>960533>>960546>>960589"Is there a place I can stay for the night?" you ask the man."Most of the non-villagers sleep in here," he explains, gesturing to the empty floor that dominates the room. "There's plenty of room if you and your friends want to stay here.""Thanks," Mauya tells him. "Yeah, thanks," Lantana says softly. "I-I need to go for a walk, I'll talk to everyone later."The Avatar turns away from everyone, making her way out of the building and walking toward the entrance to the village. "Is she alright?" Yong asks."It's complicated," Mauya tells him. >A. Follow her>B. Ask Sansha/Mauya if they want to go train>C. Get ready to sleep>D. Something else
>>960606>>C. Get ready to sleep
>>960606>A. Follow hergotta make sure waifu is alright
>>960606>A. Follow herConsole her about the fact that the people here think that nonbenders are useful.
>>960606>A. Follow her
>>960616>>960622>>960642Wanting to make sure that Lantana is alright, you follow her out of the building, catching up with her just outside of the village. She stops when you place a hand on her shoulder, keeping her head low and not looking at you. After a few seconds of silence, she finally speaks up."Sei, please, I need to think," she sighs.>A. About what?>B. Whatever happened with Xiong, you'll find out the truth>C. You're sure he had a good reason for changing sides>D. Tell her that you think she needs a friend right now, not solitude>E. Alright (go back)>F. Something else
>>960675>D. Tell her that you think she needs a friend right now, not solitude>F. Also promise that you'll never become like Xiong ;^)
>>960675>>E. Alright (go back)>Go drink some tea
>>960675>D. Tell her that you think she needs a friend right now, not solitude>B. Whatever happened with Xiong, you'll find out the truth
>>960675>E. Alright (go back)She's never told us to go away before, I feel like she's got a pretty good grip on her mental state so I trust that she'll come to us if she needs to
>>960713Would we be roleplaying in a Hebrew cotton weaving forum if we did understand people?
>>960680>>960688>>960692"I think you need a friend right now," you tell her. "Not solitude."She sighs. "Sei, I just need some time to think, alright? I really do appreciate your concern, but you can't magically make every problem go away. I just need to be alone right now, alright?">A. Alright (return to the village)>B. No, you don't think that's a good idea>C. Something else
>>960746>B. No, you don't think that's a good idea"Sometimes you can't be alone. You make rash decisions that hurt yourself or others. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about."
>>960746>>A. Alright (return to the village)jesus fucking christ, let people deal with their own problems for once. How are they going to do it when Sei is gone?
>>960746>C. Oh can't I?DC to magically make every problem go away
>>960746>>A. Alright (return to the village)We pushed the issue and she's not having it. I think if we keep trying to talk it out right now she's just gonna blow up. I think she might be more talkative after some rest and time to think anyways.
>>960746>A. Alright (return to the village)
>>960754Anon....>>960756Probably by yelling at each other
>>960756>>960768"Alright," you say to her, removing your hand from her shoulder and turning away, leaving her to think as you return to the village.The various warriors continue to keep watch throughout the village, and you notice a few of them sparring with one another, using staves rather than swords or bending. Otherwise, there's nothing to see but people going about their business.Pengsong and Gava stand facing each other outside of the building you came from before, growling at each other as if having a conversation of some kind.Mauya has emerged from the building, and is making her way toward a well, while Sansha looks to still be inside.>A. Go to the animals>B. Go talk to Mauya>C. Go talk to Sansha>D. Something else
>>960802Yes SOM?>>960825>B. Go talk to Mauya
>>960825>>B. Go talk to Mauya
>>960825>A. Go to the animals
>>960838>>960841You make your way over to Mauya, finding her filling canteens with water from the well. She glances over as you approach, seeming somewhat surprised to see you, but not seeming to care all that much, either. "Hey," she greets as she closes up one of the canteens. "I guess Lantana wanted to be left alone.">A. Yep>B. Nah, you just decided that you'd rather spend time with her>C. Ask if she wants to spar>D. Something else
>>960901>A. Yep>C. Ask if she wants to spar
>>9609571. B2. ACLet dice decide
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>960973Damn, forgot to put it in the options field
>>960973>>960919"Nah, I just decided I'd rather spend time with you," you tell the Waterbender.Mauya chuckles, rolling her eyes. "Right, I almost believe you. But, seriously, she'll be fine, try not to worry too much."She opens another canteen and begins to fill it up. "And try not to push yourself too hard training, you're going to need your strength if we're going to be doing more fighting.">A. You'll be careful>B. Aww, she does care>C. Point out that, if you hurt yourself, she can just fix you up>D. Ask if she wants to go spar or something>E. Something else
>>961019>B. Aww, she does careIs there any way that Lantana could be taught waterbending by the swampbenders?
>>961030Anon, let it go
>>961053Come on SOM, it would be a fun twist and even more fun to write than a bunch of Eskimos with sticks up their butts.
>>961030>>961029"Aww, you do care," you tease.A shard of ice goes past your face, missing you by only a few inches. Mauya glares at you, readying more to hurl your way."Yeah, I care," she tells you. "But you still get on my nerves.">End UpdatesThat's all for tonight, anons, I hope you all had funFollow me @qmdralo to see when I'm runningAs always, I will stick around for a while
>>961071Thanks for running SOM. Deliverance Swamp when?
>>961071Thanks as always for running Som. How's Christmas Season treating ya so far?
>>961092Do you hear banjos?>>961094More work than I was expecting, but I'm home with family, so I can't complain. How is it treating you, anon?
>>961071Lava surfing when?
>>961123I'm out of a job till the second week of January, but the landlord is just alright with a delay on the rent. I still got my heat and my internet, so that's nice.
>>961133We shall see>>961143Hang in there, anon
>>961151It's just a little weird not having shit to do all day again. I have nothing to do with my time and I don't have the income to do more shit.
>>961158Go watch porn
>>961417I can only bust so many nuts in a day. I think I'm just gonna write.
>>961432I might try and do a little high fantasy quest soon. DM'ing sounds like something I might enjoy.
>>961490The way things go on this board, I'm gonna need it.
>>961498What do you mean?
>>961504Well for one thing, it's deceptively difficult to get a decent playerbase, whether it be in terms of size or temperament.Half the time the players try to turn things into a harem quest or meta-game to shit. It gets incredibly frustrating.Players seem also seem to mistake shittalking for constructive critiscm a lot of the time as well.
>>961521True, trueAlso, does it seem like the population of /qst/ is slowly shrinking?
>>961525Bit by bit. Some people are flocking to Akun or going back to /tg/. I'm not worried about it though. I figure there's always gonna be a steady stream of anons from other boards anyways. Whether they become consistent browsers of this board is up to how interested they are and how good the quests here get.
>>961536We need to invade /tg/
>>961561Jokes aside, we have all we need there.Us invading them would defeat the purpose of the creation of /qst/ anyways.We could do with more representation in other boards though.Does /qst/ even have it's own ad banner yet?
>>961584I don't think so
>>961608that needs to be rectified immediately then
>>961612Can we make throwing the dick a banner?
>>961625Only if other people laugh at it.I don't think there's really been anything particularly memorable or shareable done on /qst/ yet anyways,nothing that would constitute original board culture anyways.
>>961625I think that having two d10s and a d20 rolling and then settling next to each other wit the letters q, s, and t would be a good one.
>>960103>>960137>Sansha has the most votes.Don't worry, sansha fags came back we just collectively got distracted. Mauya still on the bottom How i like it
Guys what if,hear me out, what if we go to the library solo while letting sansha lead the army and mauya and the avatar complete the element masteries? we can fuck the evil out of evil air monk and cuck the girls and doyu
>>961989Do you want a game over? Because that's how you get a game over
>>961994Boo...no fun. But what of we turn evil?
>>962018We had that option at one point IIRC.
>>962018Might be cool
What species are Gava and Pengsong again?
>>965237Gava is a sky bisonPengsong is an elephant mandrill
Gonna be running again shortly
>>966256Goddamn right you are.
>>966291On second thought.....
>>966298Eeeeeeh, cmon man...
I'm ready to get my rocks off with more puns!
>>966310>>966303I am God hereNever forget
>>966316Sure. God of dick-throwing and typos.
>>961071"Aww, you do care," you tease.A shard of ice goes past your face, missing you by only a few inches. Mauya glares at you, readying more to hurl your way."Yeah, I care," she tells you. "But you still get on my nerves.">A. Only because she makes it so easy>B. Only because she's cute when she's mad>C. That's what friends do>D. Something else
>>966323>>C. That's what friends do
>>966323>>B. Only because she's cute when she's mad>>C. That's what friends do
>>966323>>D. "I'm only trying to break past that cold exterior."JOKES
>>966323>B. Only because she's cute when she's mad>C. That's what friends do
>>966334>>966337>>966359"I'm only trying to break past that cold exterior," you tease, pleased when you see her give you a smirk in return rather than a groan."Well, I'm just trying to break through that thick head," she tells you, filling another canteen. "You can be the biggest pain sometimes, but you are my friend."She glares in your direction. "But, that doesn't mean I won't freeze you alive if you get in my nerves.">A. You know>B. Point out that she's done that before>C. Tell her that you care, too>D. Something else>E. Go find Sansha>F. Go get some sleep
>>966375>>C. Tell her that you care, too>>E. Go find Sansha
>>966375>B. Point out that she's done that before>E. Go find Sansha
>>966375B and E pls
>>966375>C. Tell her that you care, too>E. Go find Sansha
>>966375>>B. Point out that she's done that before
>>966384>>966386"You've done that before," you point out.Mauya smirks. "Exactly, so you know I'm not lying."Giving a chuckle in response, you tell the girl that you care too.Mauya's smirk becomes a kind smile. "I know you do."Telling Mauya that you'll see her later, you move away from the well, returning to the main building, where you find Sansha having a conversation with Yong that seems to be wrapping up. When she sees you, a smile comes to her face, and she walks over, her brow furrowing in concern when she looks behind you and doesn't see Lantana."Is everything okay?" she asks.>A. Yeah, Lantana just needs some space>B. Ask what she was talking to Yong about>C. Ask if she wants to go spar>D. Something else
>>966454>>A. Yeah, Lantana just needs some space>B. Ask what she was talking to Yong about
>>966454A and C
>>966454>A. Yeah, Lantana just needs some space>B. Ask what she was talking to Yong about>C. Ask if she wants to go spar
So, who is best girl?
>>966517Mauya, but Lantana 2.0 is making me feel things
>>966517Mauya always best girl.
>>966517I'm strangely attracted to that:>implying word.It stands out.
>>966470>>966462>>966457"Yeah, Lantana just needs some space," you answer. "But everything's fine."Sansha gives an understanding nod. "I'm sure she'll be okay.""So, what were you talking to Yong about?" you inquire, changing the subject."Just comparing stories about fighting Kalana's people," Sansha answers. "I'm pretty sure that ours are better."You smile at that. "Do you want to go spar?""Alright," she says with a shrug. The two of you find a spot outside of the village to do some sparring, with both of you in top form today. Sansha's skills at fighting benders have greatly improved, and she's learned to be constantly on the move to avoid your many tricks and traps, along with your more overt attacks. Likewise, you've learned to evade attacks better, giving her trouble even at close quarters. After a few minutes, your match hasn't ended, and both of you are already getting tired."Not bad," Sansha compliments between breaths. "You've gotten good at this.">A. So has she>B. Tell her you want to make a bet (specify)>C. Tell her that she can't win, and should just give up>D. Something else
>>966558>A. So has she>D. Start earthbending the swordRemember? That thing we can do with our sword?
>>966558>>B. Tell her you want to make a bet (specify)"If I win, I get a kiss. If you win, I won't tell Latana that you've been spying on us bathing."Make it obvious that we're teasing her about the spying, and see if she has anything she would find equivalent.
>>966578shit sansha fags are on full force now
>>966590all one of them
>>966590I'm actually a Mauyafag. A kiss, especially in a joking bet, doesn't mean marriage.
>>966578I'll go with this. Might end up being fun.
>>966608Oops, wrong thread. Disregard.
>>966558>B. Tell her you want to make a bet (specify)>"If I win, I get a kiss. If you win, I won't tell Latana that you've been spying on us bathing.">Make it obvious that we're teasing her about the spying, and see if she has anything she would find equivalent.
>>966594>>966564Sorry sanshafags, but this won
>>966643Earthbending swords is still fun, as long as we do neat tricks.
>>966643Don't we have to roll for performance?
>>966558C teasingly but
>>966564>>966594Pulling out the Hunter's Sword, you try a bit of creative Earthbending, manipulating the sword with your bending power and causing it to fly through the air and attack Sansha.Though caught off-guard, Sansha's reflexes allow her to parry the blade, but she's left momentarily distracted, allowing you to knock her off her feet by manipulating the ground beneath her.She falls back, grunting as she hits the ground. Picking herself up, the warrior girl rubs her bottom as she looks toward you."Okay, good job," she congratulates, putting away her swords. >A. Ask if she's done already>B. Her, too>C. Something else>D. Go to sleep
>>966690>A. Ask if she's done already
>>966690>>B. Her, too>>C. Something elseFind out how the rebels are handling benders effectively, despite not having many to train with.
>>966690C. Go say hi to Gava and Pengsong
>>966690>B. Her, too
>>966710>>966705"You, too," you tell her. She smiles in gratitude before looking out into the forest. "Well, if an attack comes, I think we'll be ready. These people have strong warriors and skilled benders on their side, not to mention the Avatar, you, me, and Mauya. Soon we can start paying Kalana's people back for everything they've done.">A. Yeah, you can't wait>B. You aren't so sure>C. Ask if she's met any of their benders yet>D. You just hope Lantana's head's in the right place when the time comes>E. Something else
>>966748>D. You just hope Lantana's head's in the right place when the time comes>C. Ask if she's met any of their benders yet
>>966748>>C. Ask if she's met any of their benders yet>>D. You just hope Lantana's head's in the right place when the time comes
>>966752"I just hope that Lantana's head's in the right place," you tell your friend.Sansha glances over to you. "I know Lantana's having a hard time right now, but she's a strong person. She'll be fine when we need her. So will Mauya, so will you, and so will I."Your friend's confidence is reassuring, and you change the subject once again, asking her if she's had the chance to meet any of the benders yet."No, but I've talked to Yong about them," Sansha says, suddenly seeming excited. "And guess what, there's a Firebender!">A. Really?>B. Do you think they'd be willing to train Lantana?>C. You can't wait to meet them>D. Something else
>>966829>>B. Do you think they'd be willing to train Lantana?>>C. You can't wait to meet them
>>966829>A. Really?>B. Do you think they'd be willing to train Lantana?
>>966829>>A. Really?>>B. Do you think they'd be willing to train Lantana?>>C. You can't wait to meet them
>>966835>>966838>>966843You ready for things to heat up?
>>966856So long as this one doesn't end up like Doyu, sure.
>>966870I make no promises
>>966856>mfwTime to test our skills against a firebender.
>>966875>raise wall>throw rock through fire>firebenders BTFO
>>966835>>966838>>966843"Really?" you ask. Sansha nods. "His name's Huo, and from what Yong tells me, he's pretty good.""You think he'd be willing to train Lantana?" you ask hopefully.Sanha shrugs. "I'm not sure, but Yong said we could ask him. Hopefully he'll say yes, so Lantana can finally learn Firebending."You grin from ear to ear. "I can't wait to meet him."Sansha chuckles. "Well, you're going to have to. It's getting late, so I doubt that we'll see him before tomorrow.">A. Ask if she wants to spare some more>B. Tell her that you should both get some rest>C. Something else
>>966905>C. Say hi to Gava and PengsongThen go to bed
>>966905>>B. Tell her that you should both get some rest
>>966905>B. Tell her that you should both get some rest
>>966917>>966917"Well, we should both get some rest," you tell her."Good idea," Sansha agrees. "There's no telling when the attack's coming, so we should try and get as much rest as we can."The two of you return to the village, making your way to the main building, and setting up your bedrolls before falling asleep. You're out as soon as your eyes close, and your dreams are peaceful.At least, they are at first.Your eyes shoot open, and you sit up, looking around and finding everyone still asleep. You then notice that the walls and ceiling have vanished, leaving everyone sleeping on a wooden floor surrounded by forest, with the stars and moon shining down from above.You hear footsteps, and look ahead to see a man in blue robes approaching. He has long, white hair, some of which is braided, and a lengthy beard to match. His eyes seem to glow, and though you've never seen him before, he carries a certain familiarity about him. "Sei Fong," he greets, eyes locked on you. "We must talk.">A. Ask who he is>B. Ask what's going on>C. Shout for everyone to wake up>D. Find one of the others and try to shake them awake>E. Something else
>>967006>>A. Ask who he is>>B. Ask what's going onWhoa, well this was unexpected.
>>967006>>E. Draw our sword and get into a fighting stance
>>967006>A. Ask who he is>B. Ask what's going on
>>967011>>967077Dubs confirm the win
>>967090Not that us getting ready to fight would have done anything, I just thought it would be the appropriate reaction to the situation.
>>967011>>967077"Who are you?" you ask the strange man.He doesn't react in any real way, and his voice is even when he answers the question."I am Avatar Shui," the man introduces.It takes you a moment to process that. Avatar Shui? Wasn't he the Avatar that existed before Lantana? How could he possibly be talking to you right now?Then again, the past Avatars communicated with you and the others through the Avatar State before. "What's going on?" you ask him."I told you, we need to talk," Shui repeats, his tone not changing. "It's about Lantana." >A. What about her?>B. You kind of figured>C. How is he even talking to you?>D. Something else
>>967159>B. You kind of figured>D. "Wait...does this mean I'm dead?"
>>967159>B. You kind of figured>A. What about her?
>>967159>>B. You kind of figured>>C. How is he even talking to you?Yup, it's about what I expected. I'm just wondering why hes talking to us and not Lantana herself.
>>967170>>967172"I kind of figured," you tell him. "But, how are you even talking to me? Does this mean I'm dead?"Now, Shui gives an amused smile. "No. When people sleep, their minds wander closer to the Spirit World. Thanks to your connection with Lantana, I am able to communicate with you while you sleep.""Well, what about her do we need to talk about?" you ask him."She is in grave danger," he tells you. "The Spirit of the Avatar itself is in great danger.">A. That's not news; Kalana's been pretty up front about wanting to destroy the Avatar>B. Ask what he means>C. Ask why he's talking to you, and not Lantana>D. Something else
>>967213>>A. That's not news; Kalana's been pretty up front about wanting to destroy the Avatar>>C. Ask why he's talking to you, and not Lantana
>>967213>A. That's not news; Kalana's been pretty up front about wanting to destroy the Avatar>C. Ask why he's talking to you, and not Lantana
>>967213>>B. Ask what he means>>C. Ask why he's talking to you, and not LantanaWait what? The Spirit can't be harmed even if the Avatar dies. That only happens if the Avatar died ruing the Avatar state.
> A or B, then C
>>967225Ok, put two and two together, anon
>>967213>D."No shit Sherlock."
>>967240Is she going into the avatar state unconsciously? Is Kalana gonna provoke it somehow and hit her with a cannon?
>>967213>D. I know. I can't force her down a path or I'll lose her trust. She might not listen. She's being particularly stubborn. For now, though, there's a firebender who can at least teach her the basics while she gets her closure.
>>967240...Aaaahhhh..... yeah I got it. This is basically a 'Lantana needs to train more' thing then.
>>967253No, this is more a "Kalana's something and Lantana needs to get on this shit" thing
>>967213>B. Ask what he means>C. Ask why he's talking to you, and not Lantana
>>967265But isn't she taking the more direct approach against Kalana, she doesn't even want to learn all the elements.
>>967216>>967220"That's not news," you tell him. "Kalana's been pretty up front about destroying the Avatar.""True, but I fear that she is going to find the means to succeed," Shui tells you. "Many beings in the Spirit World are growing restless, and the past Avatars have been seeing visions of a library in the desert, the same library Kalana seeks. We have felt a great sense of dread and doom. Lantana is in grave danger, as are all of her lives, both past and future.""Well, why are you telling me, and not her?" you ask."I have spoken with her on several occasions," Shui assures you. "But she refuses to listen. She is distracted, and fear is stopping her from pursuing Kalana.">A. She's not ready to face Kalana; none of you are>B. Lantana's current plan will work, you know it>C. Promise to talk to her>D. Something else
>>967290>>C. Promise to talk to herYeesh, fine then.
>>967290>A. She's not ready to face Kalana; none of you are>D. What exactly do you suggest we do?
>AOpportunity to get advice from an Avatar that isn't acting like a bitch
>>967290>A. She's not ready to face Kalana; none of you are"As much as I would like to say otherwise, Kalana is simply stronger on both an individual and organizational level.">C. Promise to talk to her
>>967290>A. She's not ready to face Kalana; none of you are>C. Promise to talk to her>D. There's a firebender here to teach her. Lantana's just...too nice to commit to killing someone. It's not a bad trait, just inconvenient in the current circumstances. I'll kill Kalana myself if I have to...although, if any of you have any earthbending tips for facing an Airbender?
>>967290>>A. She's not ready to face Kalana; none of you are
>>967320>>967329>>967322"She's not ready to face Kalana," you insist. "None of us are.""Lantana shares that fear," Shui replies. "She believes the best course of action to be dealing with Kalana's followers while the Airbender is away, strengthening herself through conflict, taking time to learn the elements, and facing Kalana with the full might of the Avatar when the Airbender returns from her journey. In most situations, I believe this would be a wise course of action. However, these are special circumstances, and I believe that, should Kalana be able to finish her journey, Lantana will not be able to stop her.""Lantana has learned to control three of the elements," Shui tells you. "She may have only mastered Earthbending, but her powers over water and air give her an edge over most opponents. She also has the aid of you and your friends, all of whom are capable at their respective skills. And, should she be backed into a corner, Lantana will have the power of all of her past lives to aid her. The Avatar State may make her vulnerable, but no single being will be able to match that kind of power, unless Kalana succeeds in finding whatever it is that she is searching for.">A. You will talk to her>B. Sorry, but you agree with Lantana>C. It's probably already too late; Kalana left weeks ago>D. Something else
>>967359>>A. You will talk to her
>>967359>C. It's probably already too late; Kalana left weeks ago"Not to mention, not one of us even knows the exact location where the library is located in that vast desert."
>>967359>C. It's probably already too late; Kalana left weeks ago>D. Do you have any idea what Kalana could do to bring down Lantana in the avatar-state?
>>967359>>C. It's probably already too late; Kalana left weeks agoAlso what is this "Thing" Kalana is looking for?
>>967359>D. A point, but the opportunity to learn firebending as well is right in front of us. I'll push for leaving once she's learned the basics.
>C"Do any of the spirits have anything that can help us locate the library or at least what Kalana may want with it "
>>967366>>967369"It's probably too late; Kalana left weeks ago," you tell him. "Unless the Spirits can tell us where the library is, and what Kalana's looking for, there isn't much that we can do.""I know it's a slim chance," Shui acknowledges. "But I believe it is still a better chance than Lantana's course of action. I know you care for her, but you must be willing to tell her when she is making a mistake. I do not know precisely where the library is located, or what Kalana seeks, but if you wait to find out, it will be too late.">A. Alright; you will talk to her>B. Sorry, but you agree with Lantana>C. Something else
>>967432>>A. Alright; you will talk to her>C. I still think she should learn the basics of firebending though.
>>967432>A. Alright; you will talk to her
this is it>C. Then i will go alone she will bound to chase me and then find me that will lead to Kalana and if that doesnt work then at least i stalled her plans enough to make the avatar catch up to her
>>967463i know its stupid but this is time crucial desicions where we can maybe change whatever the fuck is going on.....or probably make it worse but fuck it I WILL PUSH MY LUCK AND MAY THE BLIND BANDIT BLESS MY ROLLS
>>967432>>A. Alright; you will talk to her
>>967472You realize that asking Toph to bless your rolls didn't actually help the last...8 times, right?
>>967486well then i ask for our god and savior the one and only spiritual brother Iroh
>>967506I think the only thing Iroh can bless us with is great gains and top-tier AOE attacks.
>>967432>>A. Alright; you will talk to her>>C. Don't expect me to throw her life away though. What is Kalana even trying to find that would give her the power to defeat the Avatar State?
>>967460>>967461"Alright, I'll talk to her," you promise."That is all I ask," Shui tells you. "I wish you luck, Sei Fong. There will be trying times ahead."The Avatar backs away, seeming to float out into the forest. The trees slowly fade from view, the walls return, as does the ceiling. Darkness takes you once again, and you return to your dreams.>End UpdatesThat's all for tonight, anons, I hope you all had funFollow me @qmdralo to see when I'm runningAs always, I will stick around for a while
>>967528Thanks as always for running Som. I hope the holidays are treating you well.Are we gonna have to leave before Lantana can get her crash-course in firebending?Also on a side note, Is the Kumaken being green a lead up to Tofoo eventually doing a shining finger sword type thing?
>>967528Are we going to have to ask for Pengsong's cooperation in order to make Lantana to go to the library?
>>967539You don't have to do anythingMaybe>>967543Maybe
Shit, just caught up. Thanks is for running som. Things are getting pretty intense now, hope we can figure everything out
>>968286Best of luck
>>968820Just curious, are you gonna be able to run on the 24th and 25th? Feel free not to answer.
>>968945I doubt there would be much tournout if I did, it's been low enough lately
>>969734Figures. Whatever happens, I hope you have a good Christmas.
Why is earthbending best bending? Also when do we start again?
>>969807But that's not WaterbendingAnd Idunno, trying to gauge if there will be participation if I run tonight
Looks like there won't be threads until after Christmas, but I will stick around here if anybody has any questions, comments, requests, concerns, etc
>>969813Have you parsed out what types of earthbending we're actually gonna be able to learn yet, or just what we can't learn?How's Mauya feeling about Sei?Is Lantana gonna get mad at us when we bring the previous Avatar's advice?Did Shui talk to anybody else in the group?How solidified do you have the character for the Firebending teacher?
>>969813Does the library contain information about other spirits?
>>969826That would be tellingShe considers him a close friend, but he irritates the Hell out of her sometimesThat would be tellingThat would be tellingMeh>>969829Yes
>>969832I have a talent for bad questions, don't I?How common is lightning bending at this point in time?
>>969832So is Koh's just a blank scroll?
A quick post of everyone's opinion on us, and nicknames when??
>>969997Lantana: Sees you as her best friendSansha: Sees you as a dear and respected friend/allyMauya: Sees you as a good friend and trusted ally, but you piss her offPengsong: Thinks you're okayGava: Thinks you're okay
>>970012>Gava and PengsongAll those head rubs you'd think we'd mean something. Also question SOM, any particular reason you don't do char gen?
>>970050Because I thought you guys would prefer to come up with your own appearance
>>970058Huh, I can understand. Definitely different from some of the other quest where char gen can get messy