You are Ssen, a Lamia raised by a human Paladin who adopted you after killing the ones who birthed you. You are grown now, and Father has passed on. After a great deal of work, you have become a Paladin like your Father, and now take up his duties. You are accompanied by your best friend from childhood, the insect druid Tricia; Mage, a magic user who ran away from his family of cannibal raiders known as the Ghouls (Yes, his name is Mage. It was his idea); Persephone, a 22-year old thief/ex-guerllia fighter (She goes by Peri), and Mari, a 13-year old prodigy scholar/now sniper, who has her mind and soul trapped within Peri's body; and Lea, a deeply religious musician/martial artist, trained by her father, a famous trainer for arena fighters, she's covered from her mouth down in bandages to hide the horrific state her body has become thanks to the 'cures' that saved her from cancer.Your journey continues...Opening theme song (NEW for Season 2!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5si7w3uS9tUhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Lamia%20Quest1d4 chan page: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Lamia_Daughter_Quest
You finished your business in Bronze Peak, a few heart to heart talks, some conversation with Paul the Harpy to arrange a meeting with the Harpy Queen. Then you headed back to Stone Hall.On the way you were attacked by four Passion servants of the Dramatae. You dispatched them with ease, and captured one of them. A little interrogation of the man told you that there was an event that has caused panic among the Dramatae, and those that worship Citadel.It has rained within Citadel.This is apparently a bigger deal than it sounds. Isen revealed some of the semi-confidential history of the Newgates. Before he was a Newgates and the unquestioned rulers of Citadel, the first to sit upon Citadel's throne was the leader of a horde of raiders, who sacked and eliminated the Bear Tribe, he was then visited by the Messenger of the Light (A being that fits the description of Peace's possible true form) and told that if he defeated one more group of people, she would give them the city they had just taken, and shower them with blessings and gifts. They did so and the Newgate line, and Citadel was born, and has been growing ever since.Your headquarters at the Lighthouse has been outfitted quite splendidly, despite the fact that Ambrose and Barney seem intent on spending any money they receive on old books, esoteric junk, and random inventions. Though the water cascades (Showers) and the Constructed Hot Spring, (Hot tub) are not unwelcome additions.Still, after some lovely time in the lovely warm water with the lovely Tricia, it's back to work. No Rest For The Righteous.
>>24422097"Mirrors!" Ambrose says as he slaps his head as he looks at the barrels of Lantern Coins that you've brought to him. "Of course! Why didn't I make that connection?" He goes to his collection of books and takes out a map. "I always thought that it was strange...yes..." He gets a quill and a ruler. He starts drawing lines. "Ah HA! Seven plus ages of wondering, and it's clear as day now." He's drawn a pentagon on the map, with a line from each corner going straight into the middle. "So elegant. So simple, but so amazingly powerful...how did they figure it out?" He smiles as he looks at the five/six of you and taps the map. "Do you know what this is?"
>>24422176"Beyond a pentagon and some lines going to the middle? Not a clue so do explain."
my guess? Something that traps and or binds a spirit.
>>24422176"A really annoying place to be in the middle of on a hot day?
>>24422287"Beyond a pentagon and some lines going to the middle? Not a clue so do explain.""The final battle that broke the power of the Dragon Who Was Of Shadow. There was always one thing that alway confused me. The Lightbringer marched his army to do battle with the Dragon's hordes of minions. It's spawn, its servants, the monster legions, and the traitorous humans. But the Caligo Clarus wasn't wait them. Instead, they went to these five positions here, and a small force right here." He points at all six points of the design. "No one has ever been able to understand why the elite of the Lightbringer's elite, and his most loyal, would break rank. Now, it's clear as day. They were forming a Grand Seal." He laughs. "The mother of all binding spells...13 rings. It had to be.""That's not possible." Mage says. "No one has made a binding ring with more than two. The size of the thing would be immense, and the chances of a mistake in any one of those rings would be disastrous. Also, there's no room! A 13 ring seal would be massive." He traces circles around the center point."Not if you did this." Ambrose says. He draws two circles around each point."OH!" Mari says. "A circle of rings! That's ingenious. But how...""They stamped them on the mirrors!" Mage says. "You carve in the runes and...that's how you make sure they don't get smudged or incorrect." He nods. "Then you activate them with magic and..." Mage lets out a low whistle."That's enough to break the back of a God." Mari says. "The Grand Seal of Light. The First Lantern. Okay, so...what was the seal that was inscribed on the mirrors?"Ambrose shrugs. "No idea.""Marvelous." Peri says. "So we only know the what, and half the how, and it doesn't even matter because the stuff we need to make the mirrors is useless anyway.""It's more than we had before." Lea says."Ssen?" Tricia asks. "Any ideas, or do we just focus on the disasters that we've created personally?"
>>24422657"It will have to wait until later, perhaps the last of the Bear tribe can illuminate us on the specifics of the seal, but we need to stabilize Bronze Peaks /now/ before it gets worse."
Hey guys, I just realized we earned a new title. Whether we acknowledge it or not."Bringer of the rain".
>>24422785Ssen the Raincaller. Alternatively...>Achievement Unlocked: Snakes in the Rain.
>>24422755"It will have to wait until later, perhaps the last of the Bear tribe can illuminate us on the specifics of the seal, but we need to stabilize Bronze Peaks /now/ before it gets worse." You say."Agreed." Mage and Peri/Mari say."I'll keep looking into it. See what I can find." Ambrose says.Do you want to grab the Princess, Isen, and Tara and head out, or is there anything else you want to do in Stone Hall before you leave?
>>24422845welll, I kinda wanted to take a vacation.... but I think we should pay a visit to Granny. Relay what we've learned so far and see if she has any advice... then move on to Bronze Peak.
>>24422845Probably talk to granny though I'm not sure about what ... maybe just a general update or how we're now just openly being attacked by passions.
>>24422845Quick visit to Granny.
>>24422879>welll, I kinda wanted to take a vacationDon't really have time at the moment. We need to get Bronze Peak back on track soon. After? Yes, break time, research time, whatever time.
>>24422785I like it. Rain is a good thing. It keeps crops alive.
>>24422657"These are important findings, but they've sat for seven ages. Ambrose, do be sure to write them down and copy them so if the lighthouse burns down and we all die, they're not lost. Other than that, emergencies first. Certainly."
>>24422903>>24422879>>24422845man I want to tell granny about the dragon. And the bonding. And so many things.
>>24422817you mean>Achievement Unlocked: Rain on the parade
>>24422845Also, after talking to granny, we need to listen to what Isen says about the hunters and fishermen. A-okay, good for excess production?
>>24422991Gotta admit, I chortled.
>>24423052we have to use that pun later.Next time someone confronts us with it, tell them we're sorry for raining on their parade.The combination pun/saying will annihilate our detractors in a pillar of fire.
>>24423048We should probably talk to Isen more about the stories he was told when growing up. Who knows what else that guy knows now.
>>24423102Inb4 Isen has a clue as to the location of a source of pure Lantern Metal Mithril?
>>24423102so, a general purpose Isen-grilling after grannychat.also I sort of want to check in on the butcher family, at some point, but that would just take so much time.
>>24422955"I have to go visit someone. Then we'll go. Ambrose, do be sure to write this down, make copies them, and send them some place safe. If the lighthouse burns down and we all die, I want to make sure they're not lost.""It's sad that I don't even think that's the slightest bit paranoid." Peri says."Say hello to the old woman for me." Tricia says. "We'll get everything ready to go when you get back.""You head down to the tunnels, and to the undercity. There's actually humans milling around here, fixing up the tiles, working on the sewage lines, and walking around the undercity. Scheherazade is in her cave, out of the way. She's sleeping put she stretches as she gets up as you come inside. "Hello Little Worm." She says with a smile. "So, sounds like you've had a busy week since you left. I hear tales of Harpies in Bronze Peak, soon." She looks at you. "So, what have you been up to exactly?"
tell her everything, the bear shrine, the dragon, the lightbringers, the passions, and Peace's true identity
>>24423147"The 'laying low' plan sort of failed badly."
>>24423147"I met Isen's great-great-great-*continue on for 25 generation's worth* grandfather!" If she doesn't get the joke then just tell her that we traversed the Dark Peaks and met Old One.
>>24423147"Well, I tried to lay low. I also found out I am quite possibly one of the least skilled low layers out there.I'll go in roughly chronological order. We met the lightbringers on accident, and got threatened by the dramatae. After that we met my father's old friend, and arranged a visit to the bear shrine. Ran into trouble with citadel vampires, and found some ancient and wondrous books. Could only be read by descendants of rocs, dragons, leviathans, and trolls. They're full of ancient secrets, I wanted you to read the troll one someday actually. After that we befriended a whorehouse owner, met a dragon, earned and then lost his respect, learned even more ancient knowledge, saved said whorehouse owner, destabilized the economy onaccidentandandand"Start gasping for breath here.
>>24423384... the dramataes are throwing Passions at us like candy."
>>24423408I just realized that Passions follow the inverse law of Ninjas.
>>24423287"The 'laying low' plan sort of failed badly. Plus, I met Isen's great-great-great-great-GREAT-Great grandfather.""Eh?""I met the Dragon 'Old One.' Imagine a creature with Isen's ego, only more." "Oh, Him." Granny says, rolling her eyes. "Gives me nothing but grief because I care for people who aren't myself." She sighs. "But go back to the laying low part."You tell her everything. Discovering the shrine and facing down Passion Trivalon. Saving Sandover from becoming the new Rage. Traveling the Dark Peaks and facing down the remnants of the Dragon Who Was Of Shadow. Then of your talk with Old One, and the attack by Passion Sally and her army of Blanks. The Lightbringers, and how you turned Ava, and the terrible incident. Then of how Bronze Peak is bankrupt, and how the Harpies will help. Then of your journey back here, and the attack by even more Passion, and how it has apparently rained in Citadel."It rained in Citadel?" Granny says. "Huh, last time I heard of that happening was about 20 years ago." You can't help but smirk. That must have been Father. You can't help but feel a little smug that you now have a chance to do him one better."But, I'm worried. Six Passions? That means they're desperate. I've never heard of them getting more than two. Even then, they'd never do actual field work. They manipulate people into getting what they want. Everything's breaking apart...I don't know if that's a good thing or not."
>>24423450their masks SPECIFICALLY follow those rules.If they have a group of mooks they have way, way, WAY more health and power. Due, mostly, to draining it from the mooks.
>>24423455"I don't know either- it wasn't supposed to break this fast. I'm not sure how citadel lived this long if my insane bumbling is dismantling it. Maybe it just can't deal with the unexpected?"
>>24423455"I think it is, but it's breaking apart a little to fast for me to deal with right now."
>>24423500Maybe not having a Rage is hurting them far more then we thought?Also what other 'evils' could Peace send the Lightbringer after? Though I can guess of one... you. You battled Lightbringers before and he would definately believe you were evil after stabbing Ava. Be careful Granny.
>>24423551They don't know she's still alive. That's why we have to not tell anybody that she exists ever.
>>24423599we just have to kill the dramatae. they're the last ones who remember granny's attack on the lightbringers.Then she can come up!
>>24423455"In the long run I think it will be good at least in terms of ending Citadel, but I truly dread the cost people could pay if we cannot mitigate some of the problems it causes.">>24423551but he is the one that stabbed Ava...
>>24423631he stabbed Ava because Peace led him to believe he betrayed her. Granny is a beautiful woman with poison fangs... see the parallels?
she betrayed him*
Peace is freaking out badly. So badly that she just dumped the Lightbringers off at the dragons cave and didn't expect us to be there. In Ava's memory, Peace couldn't understand how we could have resisted the Dragon Who Was of Shadow. And now only Adahn is left.So she throws 4 Passions against us to try to steamroll us with brute force, only we take then apart easily. That obviously a badly-planned attack of desperation. And there is still no Rage.Peace is starting to lose it.
>>24423813All I want to do is roughly take the controls of this crazy thing from peace and interrogate from her how the hell to drive itbecause we're going right for a cliff
>>24423813Peace having to adopt Rage's duties isn't meshing too well.
>>24423833it gets even better when you realize this:Peace's "penance"? the killing of iztak?It's the thing that set such a huge fire under us about citadel, and learning to deal with it.
>>24423529"I think it is, but it's breaking apart a little to fast for me to deal with right now.""You've disrupted its feeding time, and you've cut off two of its 'limbs,' so to speak." Granny says. "Plus it seems the Dramatae can create a different story to save their lives." She nods. "It's gotten too big, so it has to start feeding on its own magic to stay alive. The rain and the other little things will be the first to go." She nods. "Probably not much else will happen for a while, unless someone keeps pushing. Probably doesn't help that the Dramatae seem to be using magic left and right to make an army.""In the long run I think it will be good at least in terms of ending Citadel, but I truly dread the cost people could pay if we cannot mitigate some of the problems it causes." You say.Granny sighs. "That's what caused the Chimmeri to break off at the last moment, same with all the other attempts. The Dramatae have hostages. Countless numbers of them." She shakes her head. "I still don't see a way around that, and what if you do manage to do that pipe dream of converting Citadel to the Light?" She says. "Would that change anything? Is it okay for this crime against nature happen as long as you don't do this other one?" She shakes her head. "I'm sorry. I'm not asking you for answers. I'm just worried. When people get this close, things start to fall apart.""Anyway," She looks at you. "Harpies, huh? Well, don't try to fight them. They aren't too keen on raw physical strength. Strong wings aren't always the best. Bravery and cunning is their wheelhouse. Ducking and darting through a ravine during an avalanche, that's something they can respect. How quick are your reaction times these days? They should been improving..." She rolls her eyes. "But you don't know how...of course." She sighs. This isn't my thing. Apparently I'm supposed to just be as strong as a troll...but we'll see if my method works for you."(cont)
>>24423878She slithers away and comes back with a small jar of what looks like red moss. "This is a very stupid idea." She says. "But the idea is simple, eat this, and then..." She looks around and shrugs. "Well...try to kill me." She looks at it. "It's...well...it's the last bit of something the Chimmeri made for sister and me. They put me and sister in a cave, and let us go at it. By the time it wore off, we at least knew how to use the strength in our bodies." She tosses the jar back and forth. "This will make you forget yourself, mostly, make you how you'd be if there wasn't any Citadel, and your father never found you. Just for a while. Your body remembers how to do things, but the mind can get in the way. Once you come back, it should be easier for you to pull out a little of that part of you, while still staying in control." She shrugs. "Your call Little Worm."
>>24423878Oh, more knowledge for us!I had thought we would have to wait around forever to get faster.
>>24423988...I don't know ...
>>24423988"I'm game, if we can figure out some kind of... fang corks or something. I doubt I could hurt you unless it was with a bite or a weapon."
>>24423988"What's the risk that I don't come out of this induced state?"
>>24424045oh man good question
>>24423988"What happens if I bite you... I nearly killed someone precious to me when I was younger and bit them on instinct, I dont know if I could stand losing you that way."
>>24423988Oh Echo, you glorious bastard. So THAT'S why you had us leave Tricia behind I'm game for it after we ask our questions.
>>24424109"What's the risk that I don't come out of this induced state?""Small, but there." Granny says. "I'll see to it that you don't hurt anyone, though.""What happens if I bite you... I nearly killed someone precious to me when I was younger and bit them on instinct, I dont know if I could stand losing you that way.""Little Worm, try to bite me." She holds out an arm. "Go ahead." She motions. "I'm no Lamia, and I've got anti-venoms of all kinds in my stores, but please...try to bite me. Don't inject the venom, just break the skin."
>>24424288Nom the rock-hard Naga.
>>24424288"Well, if it would put my mind at ease..."
Rolled 11>>24424288Roll to bite? Roll to bite.I know no call for roll but still doing it! HA HA!
It's a bit late to bring this up but it Barney puts those inventions into production without the consent of the inventors, him and by extension us could be in a heap of legal trouble!We could get sued, which would only add to the bad press we already get.>>24424288Given how old and tough she is I'm betting her skin is as hard as dragon scales. Try not to break our teeth.
>>24424334Damn I was hoping for a 20 or 1. Ah well.
>small, but there...dot dot dotwhatever.LESS DO IT
>>24424288>"Small, but there." Granny saysMan, now I really don't want to do it.
Rolled 16>>24424288Bite the old Naga's arm Maybe this time I won't fuck up my roll
>>24424334Her skin is smooth as marble...and about twice as hard. "And my scales are tougher." She says. "It'll take more than just a little nip from a little thing like you. I earned my skill and power the long way, the hard way, like this." She points at the jar. "Too many of our kind take the corruption route, quick power, but weaken us in so many ways. Easy kills. Now..." She holds out the jar. "Ready to remember what you were, monster?"
>>24424390would you rather I peer pressured you into it, or tried to convince you it was worth the risk?
>>24424413are you going to call a vote, or what?Because superior speed and reaction times would certainly help against someone who had the ability to timestop. Especially if said timestop is disrupted by unstable movement, as we've shown it to be.
>>24424413Lets just do this, Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
>>24424413I say do it. We need to be stronger.
>>24424413" I don't think I was old enough to remember the monster part real well... But I can give it a shot."
>>24424413"Yes, I think I am, but if I don't come out of it and hurt someone... don't let me stay like that, and tell Tricia I love(d) her.(feel free to modify, I say we do it, we will need all the combat skills we can get against the Dramatae.)
>>24424466>are you going to call a vote, or what?Sure, let's do a vote. There's IS a risk for there to be complications, and a small risk for reversion. But it WILL give you something that can counter the time stop...if you train it right.
>>24424522I vote do it.
>>24424466>>24424413"I should hope so. Because we're doing it."Sound poignant and right? I'm tacking that onto my vote.
>>24424522I am so for this it's crazy.And I hope the risk for complications is low. Or a gradient of conditions, and not straight madness.
>>24424522Do it for my vote, still hoping for no permanent complications though.
do we have any rerolls?can we discuss clearing one for use now, if something comes up?
>>24424522It's not like we haven't done stupider things in the past. Do eet.
Okay. But only because it's Granny.
>>24424522Granny thinks we can do it, Lets do it!
I've already voted, so don't count this, but jeez. I've been wanting to get in contact with our lamia side more often a lot recently, this is almost exactly what I wanted. With a bit more madness and rage.
I assume we've thoroughly disarmed?Or we're going to before this.No need to make it any more dangerous than it gotta be.
>>24424532"I should hope so. Because we're doing it, but if I don't come out of it and hurt someone...don't let me stay like that, and tell Tricia I love her."She nods and hangs you the jar. "All of it." She says.You open the lid...it smells like fresh meat. Your mouth starts to water a little. You scoop it all up into a clump, take a deep breath and swallow it.Where? Underground. Fine...smell...prey lizard...human. Hungry? No, but yes. Can always eat. Eat to grow. Eat for breed. Eat to eat. Whispers...promise things, growth, speed, good feelings...NO. Whispers are bad. Not sure know, but Know. Ignore.Presence. Other? No the Not-Sames. Room. Trapped. Threat. Threat. Threat. Kill, Safe, Eat, yes. Other big, strong, but fast be fast, twitch muscles, sore...very very sore...lunge, swipe, bite, claw? Options. Pick.
>>24424702Lunge past! Claw while lunging!Gotta keep the speed up!
>>24424702>lungeAnd then we get bitched slapped by granny ... again.
>>24424730note:I hadn't realized we even had a claw attack.
>>24424702Lunge and use claws.
>>24424756I hadn't realised we even had claws.
>>24424792Well, from images I had gathered our nails might be long, and our fingers extra spindly and weird.But claws? I hadn't realized, but yeah. Totally could be. That might explain it.
>>24424792It makes more sense when you think about the amount of effort Ssen spends on shedding.
>>24424757>>24424741>>24424730Claws...short...no, wrong...just hidden, hardened dead scales. Sheathed, can be more, let them loose, shed dead scales, let claws out, blood, hurts...pain, tearing through overgrown skin, let dead scales serve too long, but back, fresh...lunges with fresh bloody claws.Roll 2d20
>>24424830That'd probably help us a lot skinning animals, I bet.Man. I wonder what age would be good to retire? Because I'd like to go back to hunting some day.
Rolled 13, 15 = 28>>24424860
Rolled 19, 5 = 24>>24424860
Rolled 5, 9 = 14>>24424860
Rolled 14, 7 = 21>>24424860hmm.Hm. that's not what I was expecting. I don't know if granny was expecting it.I think tricia will be curious about it.
Rolled 20, 1 = 21>>24424860
Rolled 12, 14 = 26>>24424860>>24424880Granny, what were you thinking?
>>24424909/tg/ Dice sure are fickle.
>>24424911>Challenge whelp to little duel>haha this will be fun, remind me of youth>whelp's fingers explode>they are razor sharp claws dripping in bloodGranny is not having a good day.
>>24424860Apparently we did have claws. Neat.
>>24424940man. At some point it might be unnecessary for us to use weapons.
Is Ssen a particularly dirty fighter?I can't remember.
Rolled 10, 9 = 19>>24424961It's better to let our adversaries think we rely on our shield, spear and tail.
>>24424981I wouldn't say dirty but does what it takes to win. Not like evil acts (using people as shields) but you know what I mean ...
>>24424990This. Makes it much easier to launch a sneak attack while 'unarmed'. Can't do shit against Lamia Reflexes making a surprise attack.
Rolled 8>>24424880Slash. Slash. Not-Same surprised, little red line on second slash, not blood, just line. Old, hard, tough...thinkthinkthink...go to the Cold Place...go to the Deep Thoughts that run in the Cold...think think think.Not-Same moving swinging fist. Slow, slow slow SLOW!Roll 1d20 for the dodge.
>>24425008but we're not opposed to gouging eyes, attacking from behind, throwing dust... is what you're saying, right?I'm just checking.
Rolled 7>>24425029She slow, too slow. I faster.
Rolled 16>>24425052Keep dreaming, anon.
>>24425030I don't think so at least I'm not opposed to such things. It's a fight, war, etc.
Rolled 12>>24425052She misses, but muscles ache, can't go quick-quick, not yet, getting looser.Idea, Idea from the old cold place...drip over hands, not White, go deep in throat, bring up the black, ugh...hurts dizzy...part in throat sore, but black comes out from fangs, covers hands. Yes, good. Black on teeth and claws, slash? Bite? Tail? Try for Quick-quick?
>>24425052maybe we have some modifiers?
>>24425130You gotta go fast.I don't know how going fast is an attack, but you have to do it. I bet claws are involved, but quickness is my vote.
Tail? and Slash? Cold Thoughts could do so, so why not us?
>>24425130Black on claws, then Quick-quick Slash!((que S4 supersonic))
>>24425130My lamia is augmented Slash then try for quick-quick
>>24425130tailremember we dont actually want to hurt Granny, i dont know how she would stand up to this black stuff we just spit up on our claws, seeing as they could potentially get through her scales
>the whelpling uses her bleeding claws to slash you>it actually hurts>doesn't cut though, you are grateful for that>can't hit her>she vomits black poison on her clawsJesus christ is granny having a bad day
>>24425272>Ssen goes from cute Lamia to exploding claws out of her hands and vomiting S-Grade Black Lamia Venom onto the bloody clawsJesus Christ how horrifying.
>>24425329I am pretty sure I remember that, while trolls are much more resilient, leviathans are much more poisonous.I don't want to know which wins.
>>24425379Granny very old. She strong as mountain.
>>24425229>>24425196>>24425187Tail, whip tail, but not at neck or ribs or all other snap-crack-crunch.No no no....whip tail over mouth quick fast, then cross mouth, cross face. Quick-quick. Muscles ache though...but will, get black in mouth, then...Roll 1d20
>>24425515So granny doesn't die.
>>24425515you went TOO FAST.You are now on the roof.
>>24425525Granny realized very quickly that shit just got real.
>>24425531More like cut our claws on our own fangs and poisoned ourself.
Rolled 2>>24425515OW! Ah, ah ah...cramp...quick-quick hurts...too much muscles slow too too slow! Fight through! Fight through! Go deeper...go deeper think think think think...Not-Same attacking with tail, slow so slow.Roll 1d20 for dodge.
Rolled 10>>24425562Immune to our own poison.>>24425605
Rolled 4>>24425605She really is too slow!
Rolled 3>>24425619HA! Too slow Not-Same! Twitch muscles, not there where fist is. Where? Where? Right behind.Deep Thoughts tell, not done unless danger, but danger now. Must feed, must kill, Not-Same threat, then nest. Push and it hurts, hurt so much, the Clear, out of gaps in scales, out from eyes, out from mouth. Let drip over self, over claws. Ground hisses, will make food taste bad, but can't be touches, can't be hurt, not without hiss and burn. A Lamia IS living poison...and now behind Not Same, too slow, doesn't see us...slash? Bite? Wrap?
>>24425801Wrap her. Nice acid hugs.
>>24425827>>24425801Because hugging her always works
>>24425801now we are leaking a third poison/acid from, well, everywhere?jesus Lamia are scary as hell.
>>24425801We could also try to slither around her blindingly quick, delivering bites and slashes everywhere we go. Like some sorta living barbed-wire creature with acid wrapped around it.
>>24425801>Venom from EYESHoly shit what kind of fucking monster are we?Wrap the Not-Same.
>>24425801No black. No melt. No seep. Faster than fast. So fast, we strong. Slash. Death of a thousand cuts. Dance of a thousand cuts.
>>24425861I think the clear one is the standard bone-melt one or a faster acting version of it. Not entirely sure.
Holy shit.This is an uncorrupted Feral Lamia.I propose acidhugsecution for Peace.
>>24425827>>24425855>>24425868Wrap wind around her, Not-Same screams, death song, dinner song. The hiss drip the white, drip the black, drip the clear, more and more, you are filled from tip to tail with it.Roll 1d20
>>24425936please survive Granny...
>>24425936> death song, dinner songAre we murdering and devouring Granny? Ohfuck.
>>24425958She's really fucking strong. She can rip us off. Hopefully.
Aaaaaaaand then someone walks in.
>>24425950>>24425936>>24425958My thoughts exactly. It's why i wanted to go the route of playing with our food. Squeeze, slash, no poison. I'd rather get our ass kicked a thousand times than really risk hurting Granny.
Rolled 13, 7, 6, 18 = 44>>24425950You hear it...little crack...sooooo good, that means marrow.Not-Same screams. Different this time. Eyes have changed...Not-Same is...not same.Danger! Dangerdangerdangerdangerdanger!
>>24425861You know how granny is scary because she's big and heals fast and resilient?We're scary because we have gofast. and poison. SO MUCH POISON.
>>24425986oh fuck, Granny just went Feral.
>>24426004>>24425986NOW someone walks in
Rolled 6, 12 = 18>>24425986Not-Same takes hand and rips off throws against wall. Not hurt, but tossed so easily.Look. See Not-Same have bone blades just out from wrists, long and sharp. Not-Same howls and pracices swipe of bone blades in stone, rip through like flesh, soft flesh.Charges, faster now...stronger now, blades now, but still too slow, and now muscles not stiffRoll 2d20 for dodge.
>>24426029and it's Isen.
>>24426004I really hope she's just channelling it and won't actually kill us.
>>24425986GO FASTFASTER THAN FAST
Rolled 18, 9 = 27>>24426040
Rolled 16, 14 = 30>>24426040
>>24425986zip away, skitter away. Fast because we fast. Circle around. Dance around. Big and slow get tired get slower.
Rolled 16, 9 = 25>>24426040Gotta go fast!
phew, beat her.
Know what would be cool to learn?Being able to ooze acidpoison out of, say, just one hand.
Rolled 19, 11 = 30>>24426056Too slow! Quick quick easy now. Behind her.Clear, black, and white mixing now, other eyes can't see but you see. The yellow smoke. Fills room, things choke things die things now food. Behind Not-Same. Howling, hood is now unfolded, and tail tump thump thumping, shaking room, But too too slow. Slash, bite?
>>24426097 Keep forgetting to remove those. Head's not focused.
>>24425605Funny how chief amongst Ssen's instincts is to think. Are all Lamiae like this or is her humane upbringing affecting her instincts even now?
>>24426097We should bite.Are we doing quickquick right now? Because I want to do quickquick.
Y'all gotta realize what this kind of speed and litheness is going to do for us as a wielder of a SPEAR. Fuck I was going to suggest we pick up a quicksilver shotel.Also we're gonna house Tricia come pillow fight-time
>>24426111>the twisted minds of the leviathansIt seems like a trait of lamias. Though the QUALITY of that thought... you've seen our plans.
>>24426097we just sprouted a cobra's hood? Awesome!
>>24426137I think that granny did.
>>24426137No. She did I believe.>>24426097slash
>>24426150Yeah that's how I read it too.
>>24426140>>24426135>>24426113Slash slash slash! And just did quick-quick, so quick-quick muscles can do this.Roll 4d20
>>24426137Yes, Granny has the cobra's hood.
Rolled 18, 20, 8, 16 = 62>>24426206
Rolled 5, 19, 17, 4 = 45>>24426206Rolling.
Rolled 1, 5, 18, 11 = 35>>24426224GRANNY! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Hey granny, want to teach me how to use my racial powers?
>>24426224YES! BLOOD! FLESH! A piece of Not-Same goes flying off of back. Smells so good even with stinging clear, flavored by white and black, yellow scent all over. You cannot help it. You want it, you need to eat, just a mouthful anyway, then back to killing Not-Same.Roll 1d20 for Sanity Check. You want low.
quick question:How did our dad manage to kill like three of us? Was he an incredible badass, or was granny really accurate when she said citadel ones were easy kills?
Rolled 11>>24426230I'm kinda meh on the shoulder pauldron otherwise ...Very awesome otherwise>>24426280
Rolled 16>>24426280Remember. Not-Same friend.
>>24426293Well it's not high. But it's not low.
Rolled 17>>24426293Hope that's low enough...
>>24426313hopefully it was a really tough check, or we have negative will bonus. Which might be true right now.
>>24426300>>24426299>>24426293>>24426317>>24426319Is it fair to shout /tg dice! at this point?
>>24426331Be happy the 11 rolled first not the others.
>>24426345Especially dat 18. Jesus christ.
>>24426292I'm going to err on the side of Incredible Badass.
>>24426230So cash. Although I don't see Ssen as a high ponytail kind of gal. Probably low braid or utilitarian bun most of the time.>>24426293 has the right of it with the pauldron. I hate to sound ungrateful but i only care to critique because it's so fucking awesome already, that its potential is HUEG
Rolled 9, 5 = 14>>24426293You pause just before you shove the entire wad of flesh into your mouth. This...is...not...Behind you! Not-Same is choking from the unseen yellow. Bloodshot eyes, and blood trickling from nose, will start to choke soon, but slashing, snapping sound from air as wrist blades snaps through. But still so slow.Roll 2d20 to dodge
>>24426400>>24426293guys, I didn't draw that. It's been on the threads before.
Rolled 18, 1 = 19>>24426427
Rolled 10, 12 = 22>>24426427Rolling.
>>24426388Yes. Don't forget our Pappy was basically A father like Hughes, a Paladin like Mustang, and a warrior like Armstrong.Don't know why I made all those FMA parallels, but i started with Hughes and couldn't stop
Rolled 12, 1 = 13>>24426427Jeez, I wonder when this stuff wears offwe're... doing significantly better against granny than all previous expectations.I notice we do this a lot. Against citadel. Against granny.
Rolled 7, 19 = 26>>24426427
>>24426454>>24426457Fuck. can we get the first 2 d20's?
>>24426460they work for some reason.
>>24426489man, it's a relatively good thing if granny stops us.She might, at least, be able to control her rage.
>>24426489Sorry, I didn't see the 2d20.
>>24426460Did Dad Show off his muscleslike Armstrong?
>>24426519well, we DID curl up around his muscles.
>>24426519Fuck, where is that picture of tiny Ssen wrapped around Dad's bicep when i nee->>24426538NEVERMIND
>>24426457Too fast! Too fast! Even with the little trip, you cannot catch me Not-Same.Your back prickles...ooh, if only you were older, if only you were longer...can you try it? Can you force it? It would hurt, it would REALLY hurt, but..but...but you HAVE to TRY!Roll 1d20
>>24426580You know, they start out real cute, but they're not so adorable when they get older and go hunting.
>>24426621.... dear god what did we just do
>>24426621I don't see this ending well.>>24426628Not in the slightest.
>>24426621... DO NOT EAT NOT-SAME.
>>24426641>>24426643>>24426638get ready boys.we GOTTA GO FASSSST
>>24426641I think we're growing backspines and boneblades.Note: bring jar of this shit with us, in case of potential TPK/to wreck the Dramatae
>>24426638WE GLEAMED THE CUBE
>>24426680I think we can do all of the things we did here on our own, without the jar, naturally, later.Just like granny is.
>>24426628GHAAAA! You scream and wince and force, and your black blood pours out, but not too much, but they're there in a lovely line along your tail, they are shiny with blood and beautiful. You flex them, in and out through the torn open flesh. Your barbs...all of them dripping with what you are.The Not-Same has her hood, and her blades, and is puffing herself up above you to smash the entire world to pieces...but you are whole now.Now, for the Not-Same. Slash with all your quick-quick, go for a bite, or lash out with your tail and all it's wonderfulness.
>>24426680... I'm thinking wings or fins myself.
>>24426680We just ate the last of it. That was all Granny had left.
>be there for start of thread>leave for a while>refresh
>>24426696How about stop and think.
>>24426696Well, we JUST got this new tail. We're going to want to use it.Either that or bite.
>>24426680Speaking of Jars, you just reminded me.Everyone, first task when this is over. We distill two vials of anti-venom. we tuck one inside Clang's boss and we give another to Tricia to wear as a necklace. Although it may be a grim reminder. We will never let that happen again.
>>24426696>lash out with your tail
>>24426696I think its time to retreat. What are we fighting for? Food? Soemthing was wrong with eating her. We're faster, she cannot touch us. She is weakened. Soon she must flee or choke. This place is ours. Dodge. Let her wear her strength out.
>>24426731>two jarswe might have to make four. One of each type, clear and black.
>>24426731The scary part is that we have 3 types of venom... Can't even mix them or else it turns into Cloudkill. We'd have to make antivenom for all 3 types.
>>24426744Oh fuck. You're right, because Lamiae are FUCKING CRAZY VENOMOUS
>>24426765I thought we only had two, and a subvariant of the one that was a lot more concentrated?that make cloudkill when mixed.
>>24426765> Ssen finds the dramatae's base of operations> stands upwind/infront of ventillation shaft if indoors>?????>mustard gas
>>24426777White, Black, Clear. Clear may or may not be concentrated White.
>>24426696Tail strike. I'm gonna miss being able to use it non-lethally.
>>244267773 + the vapors.white is bone meltyblack is unknownclear is acidic+ by lamia powers combined Cloudkill
>>24426696Think. Think why fight. Not-Same too big to eat. Not-Same fight back too hard for food. Too fast for Not-Same to catch. No fight Not-Same, Not-Same equal.
>>24426807we need to get our friends some gasmasks.and we need to give our armor a once-over with the finest in anti-corrosive alloys and oils.
>yellow smokeUhh, guys....
>>24426725>>24426732>>24426829Lash out with your tail, covered in the Black. Black is good. It makes muscles go limp, go tender. They can't move, just twitch eyes. Mix with white and is best kind of food.Roll 1d20
>>24426807> Ssen has chili"Roll for digestion">/tg/ dice nat 1> accidentally the party
Rolled 16>>24426878fail, oh god please fail
>>24426878Black confirmed for Paladin Juice!
Rolled 8>>24426878So black is paralysis...
Rolled 20oh no
>>24426894>worry.jpgThis needs to stop.
>>24426714I know, right?!Now we have claws, spines, and are MADE OF POISON.Fuck, this is scary.
>>24426894>>24426898>>24426908>>24426914>3 successes, one of which is a crit, and a near fail/tg/ DICE STOP IT
>>24426914Redaeth stop. Every time you don't want something you roll 20 for it.
>>24426878..I really hope Scheherazade's Anti-venoms are all she makes them out to be.
>>24426914>nat 20Oh no is right.
>>24426894Yes, yes yesssss! Right up alongside Not-Same's arm, can't rip open, but little rips little spots that black goes into, acts fast, arm goes limp drops down and hangs loose.Closer now, Not-Same is getting there, will take more, much more, but you are too quick, you are too sharp, and you are poison incarnate.Wait...wait...Roll 1d20 lower is better.
so, who is all for just leaving the tailspikes out?I mean, it's not like we wear tail armor.
oh god I can't stop laughing, its my dice, my becursed dice, everywhere I look I roll like this.
>>24426939Anti-venin isn't Anti-omnom.
Rolled 1>>24426961oh please
>>24426966Again, we're in the middle ...
a 10, please oh please
>>24426964Leave them in, they'll get caught on stuff. Plus that makes it a surprise for our enemies when we're fighting and then suddenly spikes.
>>24426961>>24426966C'mon Ssen.Remember Granny. Remember Tricia. Remember Father. Remember Ssen.Come to your senses...
Rolled 11 + 4>>24426966Wait...this isn't what you want...you need to...you need to...DUCK!Not-Same is lashing out with arm blade with enough force to break quicksilver.Roll 1d20
>>24427026May the Light make me remember how this freaking prayer goes..
>>24426964Against. So strongly against.
>>24427049We need to pop the bastards out during a real fight, when we need to take prisoners.Assuming we don't go bonkers right here and become a murderous serpent queen.
>>24427048I don't think that prayer is going to help right now. This is taking us back to the state of a pre-Citadel lamia. We wanted to be Little Dragon again? Well, now we're little half-dragon half-leviathan, and almost all monster.
>>24427048But to answer your question:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23815898/#p23817161
>>24427088Hopefully Granny just KO'd us.
>>24427036OW! AH she has gotten you! It hurts and it hurts, her bones are jagged and rough and she has grown little stining parts on them that break off and further rip at your flesh, your shoulder bleeds.Roll 1d20 for sanity
Rolled 16>>24427133oh man oh jeez
Rolled 4>>24427133High or low? HIGH OR LOW?
>>24427142>>24427144Well 12s have it.
sanity is low
>>24427145>>24427144>>24427142We really suck at this 'lucidity" thing.
Rolled 10>>24427133Probably too late.
You know, I think Ssen would make a good serpent queen.She's crafty and made of poison. And understands where to find herds of cattle.
>>24427163Hey we haven't gone over the deep end yet. But this is the highest we've rolled for it too.
>>24427142Ugh, that...that bitch! "Fuck you, Granny!" Ohh, you're going to show her with a nice...wait...how...ugh...head...Granny lowers her good arm. "Oh thank the stars." She says.You snarl and hiss at Not-Same....Granny...wait..."Yeah, I think we've gone far enough." Granny says. She raises her hand, a blue/white glow charges at the tip of her blade, then she slams her hand on the ground.Everything goes black.You wake up in Granny's picture room, on one of her hay nests. Your barbs are gone, folded back into you, your claws are out though, gleaming nails, bone white and hard. You're covered in bandages, and you can feel the thingle of magic on your shoulder.Granny slides into view. She's also got some bandages on, and is drinking some very strong smeeling, obviously medicinal tea. Her hood has folded back down."Okay...so...we're never doing that again. Ever." She sighs. "Still, haven't fought like that in ages. How you feel, little snake?"
>>24427256<"Still Crazy. All Venoms and blood and quickquick.">
>>24427256"My everything hurts."
>>24427256I feel stronger.
>>24427256"Rather monstrous. How about you? It's a very strange experience to have memories of yourself acting without rational thought, but I have some pretty clear memories of ripping into that skin that I couldn't bite into.And did you know I had claws and barbs like that? Because I didn't. And they itch like hell."
"Relieved. That was a worse idea than we thought, eh?"
>>24427256"Like my fingers exploded into claws and I vomited some crazy Leviathan venom on them... How did you survive fighting like that multiple times?"
>>24427318We clearly need to make Granny an honorary Dawnchaser for suggesting such a crazy idea.
>>24427296To add to that "How do put these away ... " Waving one of our clawed hands at her.
>>24427256Check claws. See if they go in and out with ease.If not, leave 'em out.
>>24427334>How do I
>>24427256"What the fuck was that?"Cuz that's what I'M asking right now.
>>24427256"Like a kebab in reverse."
>>24427256Oh.OH.By His Light, are you okay? I didn't...how did I...what...And I thought biting was bad...
>>24427256>"Yeah, I think we've gone far enough." Granny says. She raises her hand, a blue/white glow charges at the tip of her blade, then she slams her hand on the ground.I'd also really love to know what *that* was.
>>24427352Grammer is for deliciuos mammals.
>>24427374Too much think. No quickquick. Good food.
>>24427256>How you feel, little snake?Ooh, we've moved up from being a little worm to being a little snake.Still not as good as little dragon, but oh well.
>>24427256just silence for a good thirty seconds, as we internally realize we could have killed her had we not regained our senses when we did.
>>24427463Given what we did to lose the "Little Dragon" title from Old One, and that Granny had similar experiences:>>24423455>"Oh, Him." Granny says, rolling her eyes. "Gives me nothing but grief because I care for people who aren't myself."I find myself decreasingly bothered by not having Old One's "respect".
>>24427463I like little snake more.
>>24427463Better than Little Dragon. I prefer small praise from a demure mentor over big words from a little man.
>>24427573The old one is many things, arrogant, greedy, brutal. But he'll never be little.
>>24427520As do I, partly because being a "little" lamia is an outward sign of the kind of dignity and discipline that separate us from our monstrous cousins.
>>24427611He's a Dragon with 4 followers and a Cave. Dude is like Excalibur from Soul Eater. Ultimate power but WHO CARES?
>>24427611In terms of the scope of his world relative to that of the real world? And in terms of how mean and defeated he's become over time? Very little.>>24427627Good point.
>>24427662Oh god the mental image I got from that.
>>24427292You sit there silently for a moment. Taking in what just happened. <You okay?> You ask.<I've been through worse.> Granny says. <Surprises left and right from you, the acid, the barbs, the noxious fumes, and damn but you're fast.><Everything hurts, and I still feel slightly crazy. All venoms and blood and quickquick.><It'll pass.> She says. <But how do you FEEL?>"Rather monstrous. How about you? It's a very strange experience to have memories of yourself acting without rational thought, but I have some pretty clear memories of ripping into that skin that I couldn't bite into.""Yeah, yeah, good job." Granny says rubbing her still slightly numb arm. "You got me. No need to get too excited about it. You snapped a few quills doing it.""And did you know I had claws and barbs like that? Because I didn't. And they itch like hell.""I had no idea about the bard. Never seen those things on a lamia. The claws I knew about but thought that yours were those nails of yours. Guess I was wrong.""How did you survive fighting like that multiple times?""Practice, training, and...well..." She shrugs. "Instinct. When we stay what we are and don't let other things tell us what we should be...we can be pretty fucking scary.""Anyway to put these away?" You wave your claws a bit. They still sting where they ripped through your old cuticles."Well, maybe not all the way, but if they're like my blades...relax your fingers, you'll feel the new muscles...well you'll be aware of muscles you never knew you had.Your fingers relax and you can feel your claws slowly slide back and your skin creep over them. It feel weird as hell, and now it looks like you just have bone white nails."Now, one last thing." Granny says. Without warning she takes a swing at you, without even thinking you twitch the quick-quick muscles that still ache...a LOT, but you move your body out of the way of Granny's fist so that it passes harmlessly by you.
>>24427256"oww, also oww, also kinda scared and little excited, and little tire"
aaand now que the thread theme. I'm listening to it now.
>>24427737"Now we're talking." She shakes her head. "But again, let's not try that training method again...ever. Agreed?"
>>24427767"Yeah. And I think we're going to have to call you a Dawnchaser from now on, because that was definitely our caliber of crazy."And hug Granny, gently like because we're both sore.
>>24427767"Yes, please never again. I mean I thought my friends and I came up with crazy plans. But this ... by light never again."
>>24427767"even by my standards doing that again seems like a terrible idea. And I have some pretty impressive ones."
>>24427767"I think one might be enough for a lifetime. Who knew I had so many tricks. Or that they were all so painful."
>>24427767Also, step far away from Granny, and very carefully try to find the muscles that control the barbs and the fumes. Just enough to make sure that we remember, while it's still fresh, and that we can use it under our full control.
>>24427767"Agreed. Any idea how I can make anti-venom? I've never had the opportunity to learn how and my fellow Caligo Clairus aren't exactly as... Resilient as you. Not that I'm expecting anything but... When I was little-, well littler there was an accident. I don't to have to be afraid like that again."
>>24427737"Please don't make me do that again. I don't think I've got another one in me. Also, thanks for telling me how to retract my claws. to go through all that trouble learning the spear and never be able to make a fist would have been annoying."
>>24427767"Ever would be too soon. The risk is far to great, I dont even want to know what would have happened if I had bit you instead of using the claws.""using that stuff made the craziest most hairbrained Dawnchaser plan look reasoned and perfectly sensible.
>>24427818I think this is a good idea
>>24427824Yes please. I think we need to carry some with us, always. Or rather, have one of the others carry it.
>>24427824Normal kids' "accidents" are just wetting the bed.
>>24427876After that acid-blood, I'm now imagining little Ssen having melted *through* the bed and laying on the floor under it, with a lamia-shaped hole in the bed.
>>24427896Oh well.BAGS SHALL NEVER BEST US AGAIN!!
>>24427915Yesss. We are the bag-melter, saviour of all lamia-kind.
>>24427818I second this. Just a little.
I say we show this off to our friends.At least the claws and venom types. They'll see the claws anyway, and the venom needs antitoxin work.
>>24428029"How did your talk with Granny go?""Crazy like a Dawnchaser plan, but I learned a few things. First..." (and count them out on our claws, conveniently failing to mention them).
>>24427827"Ever would be too soon. The risk is far to great, I dont even want to know what would have happened if I had bit you instead of using the claws.""Using that stuff made the craziest most hairbrained Dawnchaser plan look reasoned and perfectly sensible. Please don't make me do that again. I don't think I've got another one in me. Also, thanks for telling me how to retract my claws. to go through all that trouble learning the spear and never be able to make a fist would have been annoying.""Try having five foot long stakes coming out of your wrists." Granny says."Fair enough. Any idea how I can make anti-venom? I've never had the opportunity to learn how and my fellow Caligo Clairus aren't exactly as... Resilient as you. Not that I'm expecting anything but... When I was little-, well littler there was an accident. I don't to have to be afraid like that again."Granny shrugs. "It isn't too hard. Just requires the venom you want to have, a couple of herbs that are fairly common, and then a proper treatment of boiling it and letting the mixture settle." She says. "It takes about two days. But..." She hands you a good sized bottle. "It's not your own personal brand, but it'll keep other people's bones from melting. Might even save your own life if you get bit by your own kind, but you'll need to use a needle and inject it straight into your heart. Quickly." There's a needle attached to a small air bladder fasted to the bottle. "Consider it a prize for actually making me bleed."
>>24428144"I made you..By the light."
>>24428144You take a step back from Granny. Alright...you flex your claws...easy enough. You take a jar and spit some of the traditional white venom into it. Also easy, you've been able to do that for years. You reach back into your throat and drip some of the Black Venom into the jar. Ugh, makes your tongue numb...and makes you gag for a bit.Roll 2d20 for the clear and the barbs.
Rolled 11, 6 = 17>>24428179
Rolled 17, 14 = 31>>24428179
Rolled 10, 7 = 17>>24428144>>24428172This, and:"Thank you. I hope I never need it, and I hope I never have occasion to earn another prize like that. Do you think it would help at all for the other types of venom I didn't even know I had, or will I need to create my own antidotes for those? Not that there's much of an antidote for skin-melting acid.">>24428179
Rolled 11, 4 = 15>>24428179
>>24428144"I'm still deeply apologetic for that. Thanks for the antivenom though, I'll get to figuring out how to make my own. For my various types. That black venom seems... right up my alley, if it's not deadly."
Rolled 9, 16 = 25>>24428179Rolling for spiky death.
damnit a second too late
>>24428179Are we rolling for the ability to do it once, do it non-painfully, or control it at all when not a monster?If that last one, we care a lot more about succeeding.
>>24428197I have a feeling it's strong enough to stop the victim's lungs/heart if it's not cured.
>>24428229well, we need to test it. Mage says he has some lab rats.Tell mage that we need his lab rats for lamia reasons. He'll understand.
>>24428188Ugh, no good. You just can't remember what parts of you need to relax and what parts flex for either.(Reroll?)
>>24428292is this like... a permanent thing? can we try again later?If not, then reroll, I guess. Though I can't see why we couldn't try again later.
>>24428292Can we try again later, or does this mean we can *never* use these abilities?
>>24428292gonna say yes, provided someone else agrees
>>24428292Do we really need to know? We have natural claws and quickquick now, shouldn't that be enough?
>>24428292reroll, how many do we have? 2 I think?
>>24428292Is this one time thing? Like if we don't pass now we can't try again?
>>24428319And also, can we get some help from Granny about the clear venom? She didn't know about the barbs, but she might know about the venom, and in any case she might have some ideas on how to feel around for muscles you don't know you have.
>>24428322>>24428325Why? Do we actually need this enough to cash in a reroll?
>>24428319You can try again, but not until much later.
>>24428363If we can get some advice from Granny that might make it a bit easier to find, I'd like to spend a reroll on it.
>>24428353the clear venom is the last ingredient in mustard gas.Mustard gas says fuck you to the dramatae. well, all but peace. peace may be immune, due to her heritage.
>>24428363And you'll only get ONE of those two later. This is your shot to get both now, or at least one now and the other one later.
>>24428363I know you wont answer ... but how much is 'much later?' Days? Weeks? Months?
>>24428353agree, even if we can't get those again, becoming more monsterous isn't what we should use our rerolls on.save them for when we need to BRING THEM TO THE LIGHT
>>24428371Again, I don't understand why this is something we need.
>>24428373My vote? if we're taking votes?one reroll cleared. A single new ability can be measured in dozens of lives saved over a long paladin career.
>>24428353acid can be put to many uses, I would bet it would be incredibly difficult to contain someone that secretes the stuff pretty much at will.>>24428373definitively reroll then.
>>24428386Being able to cure this bullshit venom isn't being monstrous. Lets do eet.
>>24428373Yeah fuck it. Lets do it. If nothing else I like the clear.
i agree, reroll
>>24428401>>24428404Exactly.I think this is worth spending a reroll on.Though let's talk to Granny *first* and get all the advice we can get.
>>24428423Thing is ... she didn't even know we had any of that.
>>24428386we end up stockpiling rerolls then "just in case"would rather try and get a new ability that could help more than once.
>>24428441Bah wrong link>>24428433
>>24428441>>24428459That may be, but she's a lot older than Ssen, and likely has some useful advice about trying to mentally feel around for muscles you don't know how to find. She had to have done it at least once.
>>24428459Okay, you have one reroll left. (One from the well put together speech, and one for the mini-adventurers.)
Rolled 6, 12 = 18>>24428495
>>24428478True, but these are lamia muscles and glads. Granny has NOTHING that comparative, just the claws/armblades.
Rolled 18, 12 = 30>>24428495
Rolled 17, 16 = 33damnit, didn't even realize we were rolling until too late
>>24428507Okay, you cleared one. Which one do you want? Barbs or the Clear poison? I will take a full vote for this.
>>24428507>>24428518why do we never get the good one
Rolled 20, 10 = 30>>24428495
>>24428535I think the clear poison seems more useful. The barbs only really seem like a weapon, but the clear poison and the results of mixing them seem like they could have more widely useful effects.
>>24428535Wow, that was a success?Clear poison.
>>24428535hmmm, barbs would help with Wrap and Tail Whip I bet. Clear is acid... I vote barbs
>>24428535going for barbs
>>24428535Hm... Clear is known to be part of our cocktail of death. Barbs are an unknown factor...
>>24428535Ah man. I guess the clear poison. Only hope we pass the other try for the barbs.>>24428569Thinking it was 12+ for the rolls.
Okay guys, weigh options. On the one hand barbs are super cool and allow for massive damage against a single target.On the other hand clear poison burns through shit with ease and can kill a whole army of people in a gruesome manner.One the one hand the barbs will interrupt any tail poison we have.On the other hand the clear will corrode any armor we have.I am still deciding.
>>24428562Makes sense. Devil you know and all that.
>>24428535clear. We need our cocktail.
>>24428535I would like the barbs, we use the tail whip constantly as it is and they where coated in the black poison, ie paralytic.the clear has so many potential uses though,
>>24428595I'm for sure going with poison.
>>24428577They might help do more damage, but usually our problem is hitting things in the first place.And I'm really interested in the non-combat uses of the clear poison and the combinations.
>>24428624Also, Ssen secreted those venoms from *everywhere*, which should make it easy enough to put them on her claws, or spread them on Beacon. (Beacon charge *and* paralytic? Yes please.)
>>24428645Non-combat uses for acid are the real benefit to taking poison.
>>24428688Ssen confirmed for Poison Dart Lamia.
>>24428699Exactly.Remember: Barbs would get you stuck *in* a bag; acid will get you *out* of a bag.
>>24428720I think the claws solved the bag issue. I doubt there is a bag out there tougher then Granny's scales, which we sliced right through.
>>24428772well, that was on a crit, but yeah.
>>24428772But now we can melt our way out of ropes too!
>>24428772Claws also give us a holdout option.Think we came to a meeting unarmed? Surprise, faggot! There goes your head!
>>24428811well, we have two holdout weapons now. Claws and biting.And venom in three flavors!
>>24428535clear has more votes, AND was the first to three.huzzah!though I will miss the scary-as-fuck factor of the barbs.
>>24428819Bone-melting vanilla, paralytic chocolate, and Acidic Clear(tm).
>>24428836I won't. Scary-as-fuck works for monsters. We're not a monster.
>>24428710You twist and relax something within you and AH...ohhh that's cold...and dripping from your tail. It's causing small puff of smoke to rise from the stone floor and leaves stains, but doesn't actively eat away at it. Must not be that strong, but painful as Hell if it made Granny scream. Oh, oh, ewww. It's dripping from your fingers. It feels really gross.The barbs are not an option. Maybe that's for the best, popping them out now hurt like hell, and you get the feeling that they weren't even close to being full grown.Also, you're not sure if it was the blood moss, or all the activity, or just going savage, but you've without a doubt got another half-a-foot of tail to work with. Thank His Light you got to relax your skin in that simulated hotspring last night. "You done, or are you going to keep messing up my home?" Granny asks pointing at the acid dripping from your fingers.
>>24428872"Sorry! I am not used to having acid fingers."
>>24428872>"You done, or are you going to keep messing up my home?" Granny asks pointing at the acid dripping from your fingers."Oh. Oh! Sorry, I didn't even think of that. Though at least it's just staining the floor, and not removing it. Here, let me help you clean up; it's the least I can do."
>>24428872"Oh, uh, sorry. I was actually trying to do the barbs. I'll stop.Man, our visits are always exciting. I'm... really glad I met you. You're a good friend."
>>24428872"Oops, sorry, wanted to figure it out before I forgot how, was trying for the barbs but I guess they are a bit beyond me right now."make sure Granny gets a sample of each venom/poison, so she can make herself some more antivenoms.
>>24428872>another half a footAre we sure that wasn't already there?Have we been keeping track of our growth, since we left? How much have we been eating?
>>24428872apologize.Also, mention Izat leaving for a week if we haven't brought that up yet. Since that was part of why we came here.
>>24428991oh yes, do mention that. We got side tracked.
>>24428872So, clear by itself is painful acid but not necessarily strong enough to eat through stone quickly? (What about other materials?) And mixing clear with the others produces an acrid, poisonous cloud? Does it also strengthen the acidity?>>24428962> make sure Granny gets a sample of each venom/poison, so she can make herself some more antivenoms.Good call. I was originally going to suggest getting two more jars for the other two kinds, but then I figured we didn't need to use up more of Granny's jars. But yes, Granny ought to have a sample too.
>>24428934"Oh, uh, sorry. I was actually trying to do the barbs. I'll stop." You halt the drip and sakes your hands clean."Man, our visits are always exciting. I'm... really glad I met you. You're a good friend." You say."Oh enough of this..." Granny scoops you up in a big hug. She holds onto you for a while. "I love you little one." She says softly. "You're stupid, and foolhardy, and crazy, and nothing like my sister, and everything I tried to be. You're my little one, that's how it's been since I beat you up, and that's how it's going to be." She sniffs. "If you tell anyone about this I'll chop your head off."
>>24429063"Of course you will. Of course you will."You, yourself, notice that you are sniffling.
>>24429063Hug back, trying not to get any acid on her."I love you too, Granny. And I won't tell anyone that you're a big softy....by the way, what *was* that bolt you knocked me out with?"
>>24429063>>24429099It needs not be mentioned we are returning the hug. Of course we are.
>>24429063I'll take this over being "Little Dragon" any day.
>>24429063I don't know what you're talking about
>>24429063I'm HNNG'ing so hard right now. This just made my evening.
>>24429063(I'm almost tempted to say "you'd have to catch me first.", given what she just taught us about how we can move.)
>>24429154oh man I just read that and thought of Roy Mustang and "it's raining"
>>24429063dawwwwing so hard, she is like the mother we never grew up with
>>24429111Imma second this one, since we need to tell her we love her too.It's hard to realize how much you miss your own race until you get a taste of something that's close.
>>24429099"Of course you will. Of course you will." You say, returning the hug. Sniffling a little.You both let go, you start by giving Granny some samples of your poisons for her to make anti-venoms and just poke around with. "By the way," You asks as you had over a hissing stone jar filled with Clear. "What /was/ that bolt you knocked me out with?""A spell." She says. "Maybe some day I'll teach you what I know about Magic. Of course, step one is to find a really nasty son-of-a-bitch magic user...and eat him."She laughs at your horrified expression. "Nagas can do magic. Leviathan's have all that poison, and can think in twenty twisted ways, so they say. But Trolls are the Sons of Their Father, and the Daughters of Their Mother, and they Do Not Forget." She tweaks your nose. "Gotta have SOME advantage over you, if you get so fast I can't ever hit you, don't I?"
... i wonder what would happen if we ate peace.... i mean with the wings shes practically a bird
>>24429216"What is it with ancient magics and eating people? Oh well, at least it isn't bits of *me* this time, because that was just creepy as all hell."
>>24429216>Maybe some day I'll teach you what I know about Magic."And sure, if I live long enough I'd love to learn some magic from you. You know what might help me live longer? Magic."(With a big grin so she knows we're mostly joking.)
>>24429216"I'm sure it'll be some time before I'm THAT fast. Eating someone... I think I might just not learn magic for a while. A long while.""Oh, and there was a reason I came down here, other than to regale you with my stories. Isen is coming with us to bronze peak for a week or so, to settle the negotiations with the harpies. So it's not violating his contract or whatever you have with him, and all that. He wanted me to talk to you, or write to you about it."
>>24429216Laugh, "Yea, I am curious, what does the hood do?""Speaking of Trolls, the Bear Shrine has a book that can probably only be read by Trollkin, I am borrowing the Dragon book from Old One and it had a wealth of knowledge about dragons, Beautiful Ones etc."
>>24429216>step one is to find a really nasty son-of-a-bitch magic user...and eat himLuckily we know three nasty son-of-a-bitch magic users who I'm sure would love to volunteer.
>>24429216"Do they have to be inherently a magic being, or would anyone with strong magic do? Because I'm getting really tired of these Passions that keep coming after us...">>24429321>"Speaking of Trolls, the Bear Shrine has a book that can probably only be read by Trollkin, I am borrowing the Dragon book from Old One and it had a wealth of knowledge about dragons, Beautiful Ones etc."Yeah, show her the book and let her leaf through it.
>>24429255We become a lillend. >>24429216Speaking of which, if we haven't done so already, we should ask her to be wary of Peace paying her a visit in person. After all, we're supposed to mentor her kid/kids the way she's been a mentor for us.
>>24429326Yeah, plus we have a whole selection of puns for after eating Comedy.
>>24429350That magic is tainted. It'd be like eating a cake laced with arsenic.
>>24429369Now now, eating people isn't punny.
>>24429387Good thing they aren't people anymore.>>24429375Bad analogy, considering that Ssen laughs at most poisons. "Mmmm, did you put cyanide in this? I love the hint of almonds."
>>24429387Unless they're part bunny.
>>24429402I wonder if we're immune to white scorpion now.We've lived through it once, and we've had our poisons unlocked.
>>24429415Glass Scorpion? Perhaps, but I don't really fancy testing that theory.Underside Wasp, perhaps, as well.
>>24429321"Yea, I am curious, what does the hood do?""Besides look stunning?" She smiles. "It increases my senses. Plus a few things I want to keep secret, next time we tussle.""Speaking of Trolls, the Bear Shrine has a book that can probably only be read by Trollkin, I am borrowing the Dragon book from Old One and it had a wealth of knowledge about dragons, Beautiful Ones etc."Granny shakes her head. "Get that minotaur girl. The Minotaurs are a troll offshoot. She'd have an easier time than me. Same with you and a Mer trying to read the Leviathan book, I assume they had one for each, right? Yeah. Rocs anyone can figure out if you can get the code." She sighs. "It's getting late. Our little training session took longer than I thought, what with us both needing first aid." She gives you another hug. "Take care, and don't take any shit from the harpies or that old sack of scales."
>>24429434Isen, we should say something about stealing for a bit.
>>24429434"You too. And watch out for three mask-wearing playwrights. You know, because you might want more magic snacks."They're Magically Delicious!Show her the Dragon book and let her leaf through it.
>>24429434giggle, smile, and wave "See ya soon, Granny."
>>24429465Yes, this too. With this text:>>24429309>"Oh, and there was a reason I came down here, other than to regale you with my stories. Isen is coming with us to bronze peak for a week or so, to settle the negotiations with the harpies. So it's not violating his contract or whatever you have with him, and all that. He wanted me to talk to you, or write to you about it."
>>24429434"Take care granny. Things are getting exciting up there."
>>24429434wait wait, Isen. To forget to mentions Isen.
>>24429309"Take care granny. Things are getting exciting up there."Oh, and there was a reason I came down here, other than to regale you with my stories. Isen is coming with us to Bronze Peak for a week or so, to settle the negotiations with the harpies. So it's not violating his contract or whatever you have with him, and all that. He wanted me to talk to you, or write to you about it."She nods and waves her hands. "Fine, fine. If it collapses in a week without him, then we had bigger problems anyway." She sighs. "Just be careful about this. You'll be formally making an alliance and a government that has no input whatsoever from Citadel. A Newgate presence might not be enough to mitigate it. Especially if things are starting to go crazy over there."Now go, Little Snake. Go change the world some more." She smiles at you. "I'm proud." After these messages, we'll be right back!
>>24429539Brought to you by Future!Tricia
>>24429539I like little snake. Especially from granny.And I wonder what the legal reprecussions of this alliance will be. I want Isen specifically to explain them to me.
>>24429539>"I'm proud"This is... good, isn't it?
>>24429597I'm fine with what tricia is going to look like.I'm... worried about what our kids will look like.
Im really worried about Granny. Peace might know about her and has been saving her for a special Lightbringer.
>>24429646I'm worried about granny too. we have to nix them dramatae.
>>24429646It's likely that the Dramatae know of her presence already. She tried to fight them before and failed. If they weren't able to confirm her final fate, then they are probably assuming that she's hiding out somewhere.
>>24429627Absolutely adorable to Ssen and Tricia, and by extension to anyone within earshot of the triple-venomed clawed snake and the swarms of "I'm sorry I'm sorry your baby isn't ugly" bugs.
>>24429646As long as we keep being a giant pain in the ass, they can't get enough resources together to actually assault Granny. It's still something to be concerned about though.
>>24429679you know, there IS something to be said about non-integration of monstrous races.Mustard gas concerns and all.
>>24429679"Aww, look at little hissy bobkins, he's so adorable""SCREEAWWW""He likes you, see?"
>>24429744I hope Lamias don't go through Teething.
>>24429711Give it time. Caustic Lamia Queefs will become as ordinary a social consideration as kosher foods and peanut allergies.
>>24429679"damnnit Steve you never insult a baby whose mother can murder you, and that baby has two."
>>24429789I REALLY wonder how our dad managed with only one lamia bite.>>24429810All buildings must be suffeciently ventilated?
>>24429825Same reason he managed to kill 3 Lamiae. Our dad was a BAMF.
>>24429812ONE of the mothers can literally eat you alive.
>>24429843And the other one's friends can do the same, slowly and in small pieces.
>>24429857Or one big friend ...
>>24429857also: one of the mothers is legally a paladin and you really don't want to make them angry.
>>24429912Yeah, forget the acid, that *glare* will burn right through you.
>>24429943I think the combination of snake eyes/paladinhood gives us crazy high glare bonuses. Multiplicative even.
>>24429912Man, that poor motherfucker would get such a talking to.Can you imagine Ssen as a crabby, stuck-up old Paladin lady who pokes you in the chest as she lectures you like a nasty old Irish nun? Except inexplicably still pretty because immortal
>>24429977>pokes you in chest>clawsIn addition to hurting your feelings, it actually hurts.
So now we need an image of Ssen and Tricia pushing a baby carriage with someone looking in horrified but saying "oh yes, she's adorable".Or a pregger Ssen taunting a pregger Tricia
>>24430006But we don't have our claws out all the time.
>>24430006Not even the thickest cable-knit sweater will save you from the emasculation.
>>24429977Imagine the first time our potential daughter brings home her date.
>>24430010>Or a pregger Ssen taunting a pregger Tricia
>>24430054Gives a new meaning to a "crush".
>>24430014don't you remember? our nails are our claws now. They're white and look like long pointy nails.We can EXTEND them, sure, but the tip is always out.>>24430010>pregger ssenoh no the tragedy. The rest is adorable.>>24430024Not even the thickest! Heck, if we're jabbing at full dissaproval, even a chain armored soldier will be feeling it.
>>24430055Agreed. Please don't. This is a wholesome quest. That's getting a little bit creepy.
>>24430054I can imagine that this is what we'd do to him. Or her, if she takes after us.
>>24430054imagine this.Then remember how Ssen just LOOKS at people for like 5 minutes without saying. a. word. sometimes.Then remember she has snake eyes and is scary as fuck.That boy needs balls the size of a planet to deal with this.
>>24430010>>24430055>>24430093realized I doubled up on the pregger.I just meant it to be innocent couple joking about their expected child.*crawls away in shame at his mistake *
>>24430146well, the rest of it was adorable.too bad our kids won't be lamias.
>>24430223http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23768347/#p23770003> and if you insist on them having your blood in you, that will take a woman who loves you and a chunk of your bone marrow...which was painful as hell, but worth it.They'll be at least part lamia.
>>24430238yeah, but I thought she said they'll be of our blood... just not lamias.
>>24429539Alright, here's how Lamia Dodge works. You can choose it as an action if you're being attacked. If they miss, they miss. If they hit, and you roll higher, they miss. If you beat their roll by 5+ then you are now directly behind them and get a +2 (Or +1/+1 if it's a combo) to your attack.If you want to burn a turn, you can drip the Black onto Beacon. All attacks with Beacon will now give a chance to paralyze, BUT Beacon will not light while it is poisoned.Spend a turn, or pick to do this at the start of combat, and you can extend your claws and cover them with Clear. You'll get two attacks per round. (Four with a successful dodge, that includes dodges that are below 5+) and every attack give a cumulative chance for acid damage.If you want, you can spend three rounds mixing all three poisons within you and spit out a mass of bile that will spread the Yellow fumes. These fumes are deadly, to almost everyone. That includes the other Dawnchasers. Any further questions?
>>24430248can we just bite people with straight black?
>>24430248How we gonna break this shit to tricia, other than "YO LOOK WHAT I CAN DO NOW.
>>24430275>>24430248also, how does the quickquick affect our standard AC and the lamiatrain?
>>24430279like someone said earlier.We list things we need for the trip- Isen, mason jars, a method of antivenom, etc.on our fingers. Extending a claw to count on for each one. We will not mention this.
>>24430248Can we mix two of the poisons up in a jar then add the last poisons to create the fumes?
>>24430279Hey Tricia, guess what? I have claws!
>>24430275Yes. That causes a full-body lock down. If you give them a double does, it will freeze heir hearts causing slow brain death.>>24430283Your AC is the same. You don't quite have the hang of being quick-quick while carrying Beacon, Clang and in full armor. Train a bit.>>24430302You can, but it's less effective. A mixture of White/Black then Clear is not the same as White/Black/Clear.
>>24430372>You can, but it's less effective.How less effective and how many turns would this save us?
>>24430372>mixture of two then one isn't the same as 3Chemistry student here, I can vouch for that fucking hard.
>>24430248Added to the action reference: http://pastebin.com/1ANdYQw6>>24430248With Lamia Dodge, do you mean a separate opposed roll, as opposed to the attack roll they hit with?Do the venoms break down over time, or could we collect a modest supply in a few jars for later use?Does the clear venom do any damage to materials at all?Could we drip black paralytic onto our claws?
>>24430279Also, did we fuck up our armor? I mean we just had what I am assuming is a bunch of protruding spines extend from our... spine. I'm assuming Dad didn't factor that into our armor design. Wonder if we can rig up a sheathing down our back than can flip up a bit when the spines shoot out. Would deflect blows even going up as they catch on the base and allow the spines to shoot out and retract, gravity letting them fall back into place. Get the joint strong enough and it could act as a sword catcher as well.
Well, I'm all for biting every enemy with black venom now. Bites for everyone.Anyway, I'm done with questions. Show on road let's get!
>>24430372>Your AC is the same. You don't quite have the hang of being quick-quick while carrying Beacon, Clang and in full armor. Train a bit.If we chose to not wear the armor, could we move faster? (Higher AC, but hits hurt more, or something?)
>>24430404As the person who is asking I figured as much. But want to run it through him to see what we would lose for doing it that way.
>>24430372>You can, but it's less effective. A mixture of White/Black then Clear is not the same as White/Black/Clear.And if we kept them in three separate jars?
>>24430298Heh, thanks. Glad someone else likes that image too.
>>24430497>>24430497Then we might as well just do it normally ...
>>24430497would probably work. let's figure out a counter agent for our gas before implimenting this specific plan though.
>>24430540If we had a decent supply of them saved up, it wouldn't take Ssen as much time to produce it, and the jar allows throwing ir or leaving it behind and running.
>>24430562The problem is still the mixing ... we still have to mix all three instead of adding the one.
>>24430428>With Lamia Dodge, do you mean a separate opposed roll, as opposed to the attack roll they hit with?Yes. If I'm understanding you right, that is correct. Oh, and say they roll a Crit 20. You get a roll, if can hit 17+ it goes down to just a regular hit. If you crit, then they miss.>Do the venoms break down over time, or could we collect a modest supply in a few jars for later use?The Black and Clear do indeed break down over time. They have a half life of a week. By then they're just irritants. That's why having a lamia available to give new venom is so vital in making anti-venom because you get fresh stuff. The anti-venom, due to the processes it goes through, remains potent for a long period of time.>Does the clear venom do any damage to materials at all?Wood yes but slowly, fabrics very much so, metals and stone no.>Could we drip black paralytic onto our claws?Yes.
>>24430562>>24430589well, either way, I am super anxious to get going. I want to talk to the harpies, and show off powers, and...
>>24430599I look forward to biting many folks with black venom.Our prisoner train grow three sizes that day.
The others are waiting for you. Isen's brought out Princess Mumei's extravagant looking carriage."Hey." Tirica greets you with a peck on the cheek. "A lizard person said that you'd be late. The old hag beat you around a bit?" She says.
>>24430655"HA. Hahaha ... yes. But at least this time it wasn't all one sided ... never doing that again."
>>24430655"Actually, this time it was fairly even. I, er, learned some new tricks.On a completely unrelated note, you know about antivenoms, right? I think it'd be prudent to start brewing up a few for future use."
>>24430599>>With Lamia Dodge, do you mean a separate opposed roll, as opposed to the attack roll they hit with?>Yes. If I'm understanding you right, that is correct.Ah, good. I asked because with the rolls most things need to hit right now (Get hit by Mooks: 16, Alphas & Leaders: 15, Bosses: 14), if they actually hit then we'd practically have to crit to roll 5+ more than them, and we'd have *less* chance of doing so on weaker enemies than stronger ones, which wouldn't make sense.> Oh, and say they roll a Crit 20. You get a roll, if can hit 17+ it goes down to just a regular hit. If you crit, then they miss.Nice.>The Black and Clear do indeed break down over time. They have a half life of a week. By then they're just irritants. That's why having a lamia available to give new venom is so vital in making anti-venom because you get fresh stuff. Fair enough.>Wood yes but slowly, fabrics very much so, metals and stone no.So not our armor, then, since it's made of metal and not fabric? (Though we'd better not be fond of any clothing we're wearing.)>>Could we drip black paralytic onto our claws?>Yes.Awesome. That seems like the most effective way to take people out of a fight quickly *and* non-lethally, especially since we get at least two attacks per round with it.
>>24430655Still in d'awe-shucks mode from touching moment with Gran. Try to resist goofy blush from Trish's show of affection and reply, "Yeah, as usual. I learned a lot though. I mean a LOT. I'll fill you guys in on the road, but try not to be alarmed if I do anything odd."
>>24430655"Actually I was sort of winning. Until she revealed that she knows magic and knocked me out instantly with one spell.Anyway, I learned lots of new stuff. Like apparently I have claws. And three different types of venom that can mix together into a fourth type. And these little barbs that come out of my tail."
>>24430655"... I think if we went any further one or the other of us would have died. Because apparently lamias are terrifying. I have no idea what the hell Dad was thinking""Oh yeah, and I found a counter to bags."
>>24430706>most effective wayOnly if we're going to be taking out lots of people. One or two? Biting and constriction.A whole group? black venom tipped claws.I don't think we should venom up beacon. It doesn't deserve that kind of treatment.
>>24430740Seconded. Twang's arrows, on the other hand...
>>24430731Do mention us being terrifying, even if you scrap the rest of this post. It is worth mentioning.
>>24430655>"Hey." Tirica greets you with a peck on the cheek. "A lizard person said that you'd be late. The old hag beat you around a bit?" She says."Yeah, but this time around I beat her around too. Felt really bad about it afterward, but I learned several things about myself in the process. First [claw], I can produce more venoms than just the bone-melting one, including a black paralytic that should help me be less lethal. Second [claw], I can produce acid. Third [claw], I can mix them and produce a cloud of poison. Fourth [claw], I can move and dodge fast like Lamias are supposed to be able to. And fifth [claw], [wave with clawed hand]."
>>24430756I like the claw sequence. I do like it.
>>24430740>>24430706another point to consider, can we use Clang with claws out?
>>24430763Well, most shields are strapped to the arm itself...Maybe we could affix it higher up than we normally would? Our hand wouldn't be shielded then.
>>24430740>Only if we're going to be taking out lots of people. One or two? Biting and constriction.>A whole group? black venom tipped claws.No, even with a single enemy, two chances to hit with a paralytic seems more effective than one chance at wrapping or biting.(Speaking of which, what's the + on the claw attack?)>I don't think we should venom up beacon. It doesn't deserve that kind of treatment.Agreed. Pointless anyway since we can use claws or bites with venom.
>>24430774Claws are signifcantly longer than our fingers I thought so we could use it as a rake with the shield where it is I believe.
>>24430763Why use it? The point, mechanically speaking, is that we get two lethal attacks with it. You can't have it both ways.
>>24430680"HA. Hahaha...yes. But at least this time it wasn't all one sided.. never doing that again. Learned some new tricks though. On a completely unrelated note, you know about antivenoms, right? I think it'd be prudent to start brewing up a few for future use.""Uh, huh. Okay, not going to ask for details." She sighs. "Anyway, the Princess is in the carriage. She's been doing what I can only guess is swearing in her language, cause she's ripped up about half of those ledgers we brought back with us. And anti-venom? Yeah. Dad wrote a lot about them." She lets the 'why' just go unsaid. "They aren't too tricky to make, just need facilities and time.""Hey, Sexy Scales." Isen says coming up to you. "Buggy Beauty. How's Miss NILF doing? They said you went to visit her. She okay with me taking off?"
>>24430785>we can use claws or bites with venomProbably not with a polearm. Poisoned arrows, though, are a go.
>>24430785the gamble for a quick end to the round is worth the risk, I'd argue, for straight bites and constrictions against one or two targets. Even though the poisoned claws are statistically better. They take a round to prepare, remember.
>>24430823Not at the start of combat they don't.
>>24430794This. It's either 2d20 or with a dodge 4d20. I can see us using claws vs a group of mooks and beacon+clang if there's a boss/mini-boss. The question is how easy can we flip between the two.
>>24430810>How's Miss NILF doing?Isen, never change.
>>24430810"Well, she's been better, but she'll recover. And she's fine with you coming with us for a while, yeah. How did the talks with the hunters and fishermen go? Are our carts full and luxurious?Also, is mumei okay?"
>>24430814>Poisoned arrows, though, are a go.Oooh, I hadn't thought of that. Echo?
>>24430810"Yeah, she's fine with it. Did you know lamias have claws? I didn't."
>>24430810We should probably showcase at least a couple of the changes to our group in private if only to dissuade them from thinking we get citadel corrupted if we have to bust the shit out.Tricia back massages to help us work on those spines.
>>24430810"Yeah, pretty much. And I wouldn't call her a 'NILF' again in public, either, You have no idea how terrifying that woman would be if she were angry."
>>24430867>We should probably showcase at least a couple of the changes to our group in private if only to dissuade them from thinking we get citadel corrupted if we have to bust the shit out.Good point, those are probably best demonstrated in private. But soon, though. And with clawful showlamiaship.
>>24430867yes. Let's tell them all about it."Guys, just so you don't freak out, I got these cool and or terrifying claws and barbs now. Or technically I always had them and am now just finding out about it. Also apparently I am just brimming with poison, so much so that I can make a poisonous gas. So... yeah. Full disclosure and all that."
>>24430810>She's been doing what I can only guess is swearing in her languageOh, this I want Ssen to hear.
>>24430867after we leave town on our trip back to Bronze Peaks yea, I wouldnt want to do that where anyone else could see it.Echo is Clang useable with the claws out?
>>24430867I'm guessing if our claws can gouge into Granny like that, we could probably rend pig iron with them?
>>24430901our claws are gen-u-ine dragon scale or some shit.We'll be able to get through armor if we manage to get the dice to agree.
>>24430895>>24430889>>24430901I think you guys missed the important part of that, the backrubs
>>24430889>Elaborate bird metaphor swearingHmm.
>>24430920you make a compelling pointShow them your barb-wounds, too.
>>24430920No, that was just a given was all.
>>24430888and they will be cool with it. Because our friends are awesome like that.
OK, collecting open mechanics questions in one place for Echo, since we've run into a pile of them:Can we use Clang with the claws out?Can we gouge into stone or metal with the claws, since they cut Granny's tougher-than-marble skin?Can we poison arrows?What's the + on the claw attacks?Would the clear acid venom damage any part of our armor or Clang? (Clothes it obviously would.)
Depending on how much longer you plan on running this Echo, we're on page 10 so ... yeah.
>>24430957oh, we should archive. Is this archived?
>>24430966Yes it is.The guy that does it tends to be on the ball for that.
>>24430966Yup, archived and waiting for upvotes:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Lamia%20Quest
>>24430977this one fucking deserves one, it's getting it. Good session so far.
>>24430861>ArrowsSure. It takes a turn to juice them up so the venom's effective and will stay on the arrow.>>24430953>Can we use Clang with the claws out?No, but you can use Clang and one claw.>Can we gouge into stone or metal with the claws, since they cut Granny's tougher-than-marble skin?Not yet. You CAN but it'll hurt like a bitch and you'll break or tear something. You just didn't care about that while you were savage.>Would the clear acid venom damage any part of our armor or Clang?It's not good for it. Once or twice is fine, but over and over and over again is a bad idea.And yes. Making a new thread.
>>24431023>Sure. It takes a turn to juice them up so the venom's effective and will stay on the arrow.Can we do it slightly in advance of battle, since the venom stays good for a little while?
>>24431023>No, but you can use Clang and one claw.Mechanically speaking ... does that mean 1d20 and 2d20 with a dodge? If going down that road.
>>24431052I think we should keep clang/beacon on our back for a while. Just get used to clawing and moving with their weight.
>>24431073Agreed but I was just asking from mechanical stand point. Never know if we get disarmed or something.