You turn away from the broken body of the Vampire Hunter that tried to kill you and that defaced your castle. The blood magic that burns around him will let your dolls harvest his skin for a long time yet.For now, you have exhausted your leads. Now, you need resources.And what better way to find resources than to take them from someone else?Or to take someone else, and make them resources… You follow the hallways to a dead end, and concentrate. The castle responds to your will, searching for a ruin near a place where the destitute, the forgotten, and the sickly are common- a place to find raw materials for your designs. Roll 1d100 for Eeriness.
>>24986008You are Isabella Katarina Markova, twelfth of the line of Carmilla, thirteen generations from Dracula, the First. This places you with enough blood and power to make you a minor noble in Shadescast, the city of the vampires, and possess your own castle- which does not necessarily have sensible geometry, and which is not always in the same place. Though your physical appearance is that of a young girl, you are actually three and a half centuries old. You spend your time responding to requests from other vampires for lore, and holding tea parties and other social events, both with humans and vampires. On occasion, you indulge in adding one or two of them to your collection of porcelain dolls…Recently, you were attacked by a human vampire hunter who managed to temporarily kill you. Upon rising from death, you captured him and left him in the tender hands of your doll collection… but first he managed to majorly deface your castle and burn a portion of your library, including some hard-to-replace texts. Signs point to him having been hired by a rival vampire… and one who was here, and managed to take one of your dolls. Currently, you are working to turn the mayor of Mark into your soft, gooey servant. The process will take one or two weeks more. You have an eye to investing in the airship trade- but first, you need to raise some seed money, so you intend to become a slaver to turn a quick dollar.
>>24986027Full Character sheet:Stats:Ferocity: 23Physical power and intimidation through savagery. Also may affect how animals treat you. You have weak ferocity; most vampires are stronger than you and closer to their animal servants. Eeriness: 60The degree to which you can radiate eldritch wrongness. Affects the strength of your magical abilities and mindfuckery, and how good you are at scaring the hell out of people. You are very, very eerie. Your domination is stronger than most vampires, and your magic and mindfuckery are strong. Celerity: 29How fast and dextrous are you? How good are you at flying?Your celerity is average. More than half of vampires are faster than you to a greater or lesser extent. Of course, you can still outrun most any human. Masquerade:32How good are you at ignoring standard vampire weaknesses and hiding your vampiric nature? How good are you at persuading others?You're about average at hiding your vampiric nature. Minor vampiric weaknesses don't bother you, but the sun will kill you, and you do slip up in front of guests occasionally. Acumen: 54How smart and obervant are you? How much occult and esoteric knowledge do you possess? You are astute and perceptive. Few things get past you. In the political arenas of the vampire world, you are dangerous. Your knowledge of the occult is broad, allowing you to come up with spells for most situations. Other vampires come to ask for your help on matters of lore. Discipline: 44How much mental fortitude do you possess? In a contest of wills, can you protect yourself? How long can you survive without blood without entering a feeding frenzy?Your willpower is above average. You can go for a month without feeding, though you will hate every second of it and it will weaken you. Powerful vampires would think carefully about plans that involved dominating you; they would not, however, dismiss them as flawed for that requirement.
Rolled 10>>24986008I was in the 1st thread making this up, annoyed at the idea of a castle teleporting everywhere and shit, but I love the archived threads.
>>24986039Hunger: 20Currently you are feeling decently full, though not completely sated.Hunger rises over time and with exertion. As it rises, it will test against your discipline. Not managing your hunger by feeding may result in you attacking someone as your instincts take over. Holdings: 24 (15 Castle, 5 Catacombs, 4 Unspent)You own a large castle and the catacombs beneath it. This castle exists in multiple places simultaneously; though it is rooted in Shadescast, the vampire city, it may also manifest in other locations.The doors that are currently open go to:Mark, in Grand Victoria, the land of the Ever-Shining Sun. Fields fleets of airships that cross oceans to many other lands, trading for spices, silks and tea. Watched over carefully by inquisitors both official and unofficial, carefully guiding the light of the Empress to where it is needed most. Dangerous political waters for a known vampire, but extremely profitable if played right. An abandoned castle in Ulvenwald, the land of bountiful forests. Dark and foreboding in its rocky crags and forgotten groves, a perfect place for a vampire who doesn't want visitors to live. Other, stranger creatures are rumored to live in the woods as well, and the villagers give sacrifice to pagan gods to keep away the things in the dark. Shadescast, the Vampire City. The true location of the castle, passed down through vampire sires. An eternally-dark city hidden in the depths of the earth, where vampire clans strive for dominance and the purity of your blood is everything. Founded by a direct child of Dracula- but the both that first vampire and his direct children have been gone for centuries. Some say he is dead. Few believe it.
Rolled 26>>24986008Yay Castle! Make sure to thank the castle properly and give it a cute little girly hug.
>>24986051Servants: 24 points.15 Castle: Dolls and House Staff 5 Catacombs: Personal Butler4 unspent. Your servants:Personal Butler and ValetThis long-standing member of your household staff is utterly devoted and incredibly competent. He has the duty of maintaining your personal rooms and protecting and reviving you should you be 'killed'. DollsYour collection of porcelain dolls.Collected from those foolish enough to challenge you or worthy enough to deserve a place in your collection, these dolls are the result of extended ritual torture, creating perfect, beautiful servants with only a shred of their former selves left within them. Most people will mistake them for completely ordinary dolls until they start moving…Household StaffThe remainder of your human servants, who do mundane jobs around the castle such as food preparation. Have all been dominated for so long they've forgotten how to think without orders. This long-term domination is undetectable, unlike you normal domination.
>>24986051Random suggestion, you might want to stick the background stuff, the stat pages, the list of doors, all of that, into a pastebin and put it at the front of your threads so you don't repeat the same 4 or so posts. If you get an account you can edit it to keep it in line with any changes made and you can use the actual post to cover new things and the most current situation.
Your vampiric strengths and weaknesses:Cast a shadow or appear in a mirror any time you want.Cross running water easily. Ignore the power of garlic, though it offends your senses.Go out on a cloudy day with heavy clothing and a parasol without lighting on fire, though it's still uncomfortable. You cannot approach someone faithfully presenting a holy symbol to repel you, nor can you walk on consecrated ground. Holy water burns like acid; in food it is a very nasty poison. Anything that will kill a human will kill you, but you will regenerate from most minor wounds. Lethal ones will result in you reforming in your coffin over a period of a few days; this may be longer in extreme cases, particularly deaths from fire or holy magic. If you are staked, decapitated, burned, or exposed to sunlight while in your coffin, you will stay dead. > Thresholds: Entering a building uninvited drains you. -10% to all stats if you're in an inhabited building uninvited; an additional -10% per hundred years it has been inhabited. If this would reduce a stat to zero, you cannot enter. You are faster than any human, but slower than a lot of vampires. Some humans can approach your level of brute strength, which makes you very weak for a vampire. However, you make up for this with your supernatural powers and mental strength.
>>24986105Good idea!I'll do that next thread, for the moment I'll post the whole thing. >nonBorg foryes captcha, this is not Borg Quest.
>>24986111On blood:- Vampire blood is addictive and will give you an in into the mind of humans that drink yours. If you drink of the blood of a vampire and are fed upon by that vampire, you may rise as a vampire on death- but it's not a guaranteed thing. Ritual may increase the chances, but it's never certain that someone will rise from the grave. -Vampire spawn require the blood of their sire to live for the first year they rise from the grave. They are easily influenced by their sire, but will naturally grow to resist this. - If you do not feed for long enough, you will fall into a deep, death-like sleep until you are reawakened by blood or something with a pulse. As you near this, your instinct to feed will grow stronger and stronger. People who awake starving vampires rarely survive.
>>24986149This will likely be a shorter session than the first two, on the order of an hour or two. I will also take a little longer to reply as a result of typing on my tablet, so bear with me. First post going up soon.
>>24986172>>24986070>>24986044You tap gently against the wall, and then deliberately turn away. When you turn back, what was once a grey stone wall is now a heavy wooden door that you could have sworn was always there.Do you open it?
>>24986358"Thank you Castle, your help is much appreciated."And open the door.
>>24986373Let's see here.
Rolled 100>>24986373Stupid autocorrect capitalizing my dice roll.
>>24986429... I'm scared now.
>>24986429.3.Is that good or bad?
>>24986429Oooh! What did we get?Also, thank the castle and promise we'll get it some nice decorations and stuff.
Rolled 73>>24986449>>24986445As you open the door outwards, you stumble, and fall headlong- directly into the glaring sunlight outside!Almost immediately, your body bursts into flame and pain.Roll Celerity to get out of the sun NOW!
Rolled 60>>24986516We should have had a servant check first.
>>24986514You win fire!> 100 is a critical fail in a roll-under system
>>24986532Cursing and spitting, you haul yourself out of the sun with minimal damage, more wounded in your pride than anything else. Your injuries heal over quickly, as you have plenty of blood in your system.> You have gained +5 hunger.
>>24986588> What do you do once you're sure your clothes aren't burning?
>>24986545>100 is critical failYeah, but I wasn't sure if that was a fail which helped us (enemy fucks up) or a fail that hurts us.
>>24986588>>24986631Pout at the castle and stomp off to our room to get a parasol and heavy clothing. Unless it's too sunny to even think about going there even with a parasol and so on, then just pout and stomp off.
Rolled 83>>24986638Rolling luck for overcastness.
Something I noticed in the last two threads, our security sucks!That dick got lucky and put us down for a few hours, then had the run of the place.We need to hire/enslave some guards. We'll need some normal Human solders for public, we should also make some nightmare flesh-constructs for when we need extra muscle.Alucard, make sure we hire some guards when we're not on fire any more.
Rolled 21>>24986638>>24986663It's sunny enough that you don't want to go out even with a parasol and heavy clothes.
>>24986663Wait, I have a better idea.Turn to mist and attach our mind to a bird or bat.Then we can go scout the area and see if it suits our needs.
>>24986670You have three Points of Servants/Holdings left to spend. In the longer run, the vampire hunter and others like him might be made to serve; and our objective currently is to be a slaver to make money, so...
>>24986680Very well, pout, stomp off, and get some servants to go into the city for us in nondescript clothes, explore the city, and return back to us with information.
>>24986729Could we try to use points and get the rustled up dockworkers to work for us?And how old do we look?
>>24986773Yes.Roughly twelve; we can adjust this up or down by the way we present ourselves, but not by much more than four years.
>>24986718This will work, but if your mist drifts into sunlight it'll burn away.
>>24986729Are there places we could hire guards that would uphold our cover (ie: are or look human) but would be happy working for an evil Vampire?If not, we'll just go with the slaver thing and keep a few suitable ones.A little mindfuckery and feed them some blood and they should be good. We can enslave about 20 at a time right?
>>24986817No, the mist stays at home. We just ride an animal with our mind.You said we could do that stuff. I assume we have a few bats in the castle somewhere?
>>24986828Our house servants are human and utterly loyal, but not trained to fight.We can hold roughly two dozen people dominated. I say roughly because it varies depending on circumstances. The more we hold the greater the risk, of course.>>24986860I am aware, but mist drifts and you'll be tranced while you ride another being's senses.
>>24986886How many other contacts do we have, besides the Mayor?
>>24986932Ulvenwald: none of note. It's a wilderness out there.Grand Victoria: A few, but none of consequence other than the mayor. You can roll Acumen to gather info from them.Shadescast: A number of minor vampires. Your sire, who is incredibly dangerous for you to interact with. Some brood mates sired by the same vampire, whom you know very casually.You consult on occult matters occasionally, but have no particularly powerful patrons.New door: Nobody.
>>24986886>I am aware, but mist driftsOh, just stay in solid form and chill in our catacombs then. Our body should be nice and safe there.>We can hold roughly two dozen people dominated. I say roughly because it varies depending on circumstances. The more we hold the greater the risk, of course.Yeah, we don't want to push it. We'll just enslave 10 or so until the conditioning is permanent, then we can get more if needed.Is there a way to speed that up?
>>24987034>Your sire, who is incredibly dangerous for you to interact with.Why is that?
>>24987061Because, as his Childe, you were mentally dominated by him for over a year, and vampiric instinct will naturally put you on edge around each other. Combine this with the fact that he's older than you by a few centuries and you realize why most vampires avoid their sires like the plague.
>>24987052So, this...>>24986759Or this?
Is there any way to control where the new doors go?Like, travelling there and setting something up at our desired target?Also, is there a suitable slave trade in Shadscast or are we going to have to try doors until we find one?
>>24987191I think it would speed things up if we could look for ourself.Animal possession.
>>24987225New doors go where the castle wants. Having it like you will make it more helpful. Decorating the castle will make it like you more. Summoning the castle is harder than leaving it.The vampires of Shadecast do slave trade just fine.
Chide Castle while heading to the greenhouse by the apiary. Extend hour hand and call a dragon fly that has grown fat and wild on blood and honeyed water.Settle down in the shade of the willow tree and pour our mind into the dragon fly.Explore.
>>24987300You concentrate, and attach your senses to the mind of a passing raven...From high above, you can see a cluster of dark columns of concrete and glass, which squat on a crag of rock at the mouth of a great river. The sun burns and the sea freezes, making this a thoroughly unpleasant place to live.Guards stand on every corner, clad in armor of a slick, black material that glows with runes, keeping careful watch over the ragged chain-gangs that hobble through the streets under guard. The occasional desperate beggar approaches them, only to be sent to the ground by a carefully placed blow from a truncheon.> Roll Acumen to recall where you've heard of a place that matches this description.
>>24987345Welp, I'm not going to roll, might ruin it.>>24987327The armor is probably the biggest giveaway, it's a strange material and with magical runes, given our magical knowledge that ought to come up. Likely a lot of desperate people here, we'll have our pick of the lot for who to take with us and sell off.
>>24987345This is the city-state of Eyesocket. (City of Power! City of MAGIC!)The city is nominally a republic, but is more properly a plutocracy: those with wealth have a vote, those without do not. This creates a constant technological race between the various nobles of the city. (Though of course they'll deny being nobles, that's terribly gauche.)This results in many extremely limited-run inventions; whoever has the grandest toy is the star of the moment, but no-one has the resources to manufacture large-scale and everyone guards their secrets jealously.The pinnacle of both poverty and technology, Eyesocket is a place where you prey on others before they prey upon you.Eyesocket was once part of a Grand Victorian colony, but there was a revolution and the colony imploded. Seeing nothing to be gained by reclaiming it, Grand Victoria simply left it to wither. Eyesocket was the result; the last city to survive, now a state of its own.Witches and vampires are distrusted here, but not reviled. Rumours of being a vampire may boost one's reputation, but proof will ruin it.
Rolled 55>>24987327This sounds like a promising place to grab some mooks no one will miss.Be sure to thank the castle and promise a lovely tapestry.Also, from now on, a servant checks the new doors first.
>>24987393Good stuff to know. Have our raven scout around some more, look for some likely groups of future slaves, we want them to be the healthiest of the poor as they'll sell better that way, and preferably a large enough group to make it worth it.
>>24987444look for a street gang, one fairly young. We want them doll size after all.
>>24987472Why would we care about doll size? We're selling them off, not keeping them for our collection, unless one of them happens to be exceptional in some way that appeals to us.
>>24987472But let's keep one as our contact in the world, or a potential servant.
>>24987393Excellent. Scout the area for suitable slums and poor houses.Places we could take people from without crossing paths with too many guards or something.Return in shadow-form after dark. Mind-slave 10-15 people and lead them back.Lock them in our dungeons then repeat a few times.Then we'll go look for a buyer.
A libertarian paradise where the strong feast upon the weak, there may be hope for mankind yet. So do we haunt the streets at night taking 20 at a time pidepiper style? Or should we hire an advocate?
>>24987493>>24987472>>24987444Roll Acumen to find a likely set of candidates and find their hideout.
for once the fact that I almost never roll high is working out for me!
>>24987582>>24987345You're in charge of dice from now on.Do not fail us!
>>24987594>>24987582Damn son, that's insane.>>24987575Look in the slummy areas, we want to find street gangs, concentrated numbers of people, likely to be healthier than others as they fight and steal food, the weak ones are dead, and will have a base of operations.
>>24987594Your view from the air is unparalleled. It's easy enough to find a healthy street gang to snatch for later; and they lead you directly to an underground market that appears to be neutral ground for a number of gangs to meet. Crowing at your good luck, you turn back to the castle for now...
Chattel are uninteresting.Let us take to the skies at night, test the wards on a few compounds, and learn something new.This might be a good place to replace our books.
>>24987669> How will you go about the snatching? Will you bring staff, work alone, go for just a few or a lot...?
>>24987683it'd be mostly on steampunk... but sure.
>>24987697Go for the leader then have him bring the others to us one by one.
>>24987703> mostly on steampunkThis place is long since seperated from Grand Victoria. The technology is nowhere near that consistent.
>>24987697Go alone, find the leader of the gang we want, dominate him, and have him tell the rest of his minions about a great score he found, lead them, either in small groups or as a larger clump, to our abode where we can easily deposit them into cells, mindfucking as needed.Remember, no torturing the merchandise. It lowers the sell value. We'll feed them, probably better than they've been fed before, and give them a place to sleep. We can take a few aside to drain or incorporate into our service if they are exceptional in some way.
>>24987683Let's not get sidetracked. We're doing this to raise funds for more important projects.>Return as a shadow>Mind-slave 10-15>Repeat until we've got a good haul>Keep the 10 best physical specimens for our new guards>Find a buyer for the rest
>>24987777These guys would make good guards, they're not exceptional fighters at the moment, good but not the best. But we still need muscle and they know how to fight. We can use blood magic to improve them, make them faster, stronger, grow them into warriors instead of gang members, upgrade them. Possibly find some expert fighter to train them later.
>>24987727>>24987768Roll Acumen and Eeriness.
Rolled 48, 5 = 53>>24987818Let's get us some slaves.
Rolled 82, 5 = 87>>24987818Rolling. Let's go Pied Piper on these bitches, just find the leader, look him in the eyes, we can either walk the streets at night normally or go full stealth, either way. Though we probably shouldn't wear a girly dress in the slums, might draw attention. We can change to blend in.
Rolled 95>>24987818Try to not be too creepy, though. Don't want them attacking us on sight.
Rolled 87, 40 = 127>>24987818
>>24987864Forgot to take dice off from other thread, sorry.
>>24987864Nope, we just look innocent and girly, find the leader, he looks us in the eye, and bam, we've got a street gang.
Leisure time pursuits,Delve into our brave huntsman’s past. Who he loves, what he hates. Stalk him through his fondest memories and the idealized forests of his child hood. Let him give chase.A child in the woods at twilight. A rusty spade trembling in his thin hands. Let him stalk us through his fathers house, come upon us from behind. Slide the spade into soft white flesh, over and over. As we spin around and fall, wear his mothers face. Let him hint and be hunted, a hundred times, a thousand. Let him wake sometimes in the inn he planned to go to when he fled our estate. See where he dreams he goes. See how long it takes him to realize that there is no more waking up. No escape.
>>24987840You remember the location easily enough; though the streets are narrow and twisted, your memory serves you well and you find their campsite easily.Selecting the leader from the group, you wake him staring directly into his eyes. He doesn't stand a chance. For the shadows, the group is easily led back into the catacombs of your castle, where the securely securely lock them away.You manage four groups like that before morning comes. Almost enough to begin to strain your control, if you bothered to keep them all dominated.Now, what to do with them...?
>>24987965First personally visit them with food, water, that sort of thing brought by servants behind us. If any of them have any major current injuries have those tended to. Inform them that we are in control, but if they cooperate we shall treat them well.Evaluate them all, see which ones are strong, healthy, and fast, and which are weak, talk to them, see who is clever and who is foolish. Separate the wheat from the chaff, we shall sell the useless, but the exceptional we can keep for ourself, whether as servant, warrior, or source of amusement.
>>24987965>Now, what to do with them...?I say we watch them stealthily, see how the react to all of this.We then take the smartest ones, try to nicely get them to be our "partners". Though if they refuse then we use them along with the other troublemakers as a food source.
>>24987965wat do?Can we get some numbers?We'll pick out 10 physically fit looking slaves and work on perma-slaving them. They can be our new guards.After that, head to the slave market in Shadescast and let them know we have some stock.Repeat as needed until we have the funds for our other projects.
I have a question about mind-slaving people.If we dominate people long enough (a couple years) the conditioning will become permanent.If we feed people some of our blood, we get a direct line to their minds and control over them.Can we use this and maybe some magic ritual to speed up the perma-slaving process?
Filling the catacombs with street sweepings? I guess Castle will be glad for his dungeons to see some use. But really if were going to start picking trash off of the streets of rapture professionally, the city damn well better pay us.
>>24988012>>24988049Roll Acumen again to observe the prisoners.
>>24988192Yes, but it will be an involved process and leave scars that can be detected.
Rolled 11>>24988199Let's find some good stock.Want me a good workin' slave.
>>24988049~ 50 prisoners.
>>24988199They probably follow standard gang behavior, they look to the leader for direction, they trust him and are probably looking for answers as to where they are from him. The fighters are probably angry, the smart are observant, and the useless are weeping, crying, and complaining, perhaps even praying despite the fact that it will do nothing for them. We want the fighters and the smart ones, only the best of those.How many people did we get, more or less? Rough estimate. >>24988229And not rollan due to a nice roll there.
>>24988229With a practiced eye, you select those most worthy for your service; the smartest, most ruthless, most dangerous of the lot. They're easily dominated for all their strength.> gained servant point (dominated thugs)> These servants are still human and will die horribly to any vampire that sneezes in their direction. Improvements may be in order.
>>24988220As long as it's not graphic facial scars that can't be covered or anything that deforms them, that should be fine.Also, we have blood magic. When you're a flesh-shaper, scars aren't a problem.If it's very involved, we can just space it out over a few weeks. We're only keeping a few for ourselves, it shouldn't take that long.
Seriously see if any of the merchant princes are offering bounties, see what an ears worth.We can probably get more for these things if we sell them for parts.Clean them up regardless. Feed them well enough for their blood to be at least palatable.Check their memories just in case one of them is a secret agent or the last surviving member of a fallen house or something.
>>24988314I would have loved talking to them.I really liked the interaction with the Mayor in the last thread.
>>24988323Mental and magical scars. Witch hunters that know what they're doing will be able to tell they're dominated.
>>24988314Excellent, we'll improve them at some later time. Make them stronger and so on.For now we have a good batch of chattel. Let's get them fed, washed, all of that, interact with them a bit. Get them into proper condition to be sold.Then let's talk to any contacts we have in Shadescast for a good way to offload them quickly, who would like to purchase a number of slaves.
>>24988314Excellent. Put our own to one side for now. We'll sort them out later.Let's find a buyer for the rest. We've got 40 slaves here and they aren't going to sell themselves.
>>24988373The ones you've selected are the only ones worth talking to.> Thin weasel of a man, very twitchy.> Broad-shouldered fighter, tried to punch you.> Calm, resolute man, dressed significantly less filthily than the rest.> A woman with a hidden knife she tried to stab a doll with. The doll is unharmed. So is she, for now.> A dark-haired woman who knows how to treat injuries, from the first-aid she's done on the prisoners who started fighting each other.(There are more than these but I'll start you off with these ones.)> Who do you speak to, if anyone?
>>24988438>they aren't going to sell themselves.If we can mind control from a distance and make them say what we want them to say, we could actually do that.
>>24988488Let's talk to the calm, resolute one. Saunter on down to talk to him, wear something appropriately elegant so that it's immediately obvious that we're above them in station, class, and poise.Ask him his name, where he's from, his history, why he's so calm, if he understands the situation he's in.
>>24988488>Calm, resolute man, dressed significantly less filthily than the rest.Let's converse with him first.
>>24988374The Domination its self can be detected until it becomes permanent and we can stop actively maintaining it.I see no down side to this for the moment. In fact, having to maintain 10 Dominations for a few years will be a pain.
I like the fiesty woman and the calm man. The guy who tried to punch us sounds like prime grunt material. And a good physician is always a good thing if we ever need something. Twitchy might make a good assassin.
>>24988585>Twitchy might make a good assassin.Or possibly an informant of some kind
>>24988529>>24988374Just checking, when you say 'mental scars' you don't mean retarding them so they're useless, right?If doing this turns them into Hordor, I change my mind. We'll just enslave them the long way.
>>24988518>>24988521You take a moment to change into more elegant clothes, and then you take aside the unusually calm man.He looks you in the eyes, the idiot. You will admit he has mental defences better than the rest of them, but they're puny next to the power of your eyes. You have him already, he just doesn't realize it yet.> Elegant clothes equipped> overall stat shift: +5 Ferocity, -5 Celerity, +5 Discipline.> What do you say?
>>24988641No, I mean mental disorders such as paranoia, phobias, etc. not massively noticeable, but annoying to deal with long-term.
"Amongst the rubble you have glittered like a gem, unpolished, uncarved. And I have chosen you for greater things then to be a street rat scurrying for scraps amongst the garbage. You are now mine. However the choice is yours whether you do this freely. or as a slave to my will. I will not make you choose immediately, but I believe it letting you have that choice."
Maintain eye contact, replace the scenery with something more, pastoral. Let the cries of the others blend into the sound of the high oaks hissing in the wind. Invite him to sit a spell on the mossy banks of a lazy creek.“hey mister, howd you get all the way out here? You must be pretty lost.”“do you wanna play a game? The winner gets a single human life.”“What should we play?”
>>24988644Don't influence him right now, unless he's planning on attacking us or doing something otherwise stupid. I want to see his true face so we know what to mold and change."Greetings, I am Isabella, you may refer to me as Mistress Isabella or simply Mistress. What's your name?Tell me, do you understand the situation you are in? If so than why are you so calm? I admit that I'm slightly curious and impressed, most in your situation would be acting out.Now (name), you are mine now, every single facet of you belongs to me. This is not to say that it need be unpleasant, should you be loyal to me you will rise far above in so many ways what you were before and you will see sights, eat food, and learn of things that your previous self could not have even dreamed of."
>>24988644"You seem calmer than the rest. Is that resolution or have you simply given up hope?Do you understand your situation? You are mine now. Serve well and you will have a life of relative comfort. Resist and.... Nothing will change. I will simply strip you of you will and make use of you all the same."
>>24988644Alucard? You there?Don't mind the wait, just a bump
>>24988781>>24988727>>24988796You smile at the man."Nice to meet you. I am Isabella Katarina Markova. To you, I am the Lady Markova. You do not address me by my first name. You do not speak unless spoken to. You do not forget my name. I own you now. If you defy me, I will take your will from you so that you no longer misuse it."You casually make him scratch his nose to drive the point home."Do you understand me?""Yes, Lady Markova."You smile brightly at him."Good. What is your name?""Knife, Lady Markova.""That's a terrible name for a servant to a noble house. Should you be asked your name, you will reply that it is Maxwell. What is your name?""My name is Maxwell."You force him to raise one hand to his throat."Lady Markova. My name is Maxwell, Lady Markova.""Good. Why are you so calm, Maxwell?"He smiles."Because I know I will become immortal in the service of a vampire."> How do you respond?
>>24989064*laugh* Ambition. Perfect. Do not let it go to your head however. Or you will find your life much shorter then you hoped.
>>24988986Sorry for the delay, fatigue is slowing my writing because my creative juices are solidifying. The session will probably end soon.
>>24989115Mind archiving it now so you won't forget later?(I would, but I don't know what tags or summary to put on it)
>>24989064"Well aren't you ambitious. It's absolutely adorable.But I wouldn't assume such a thing if I were you, vampires can be an awful cruel and capricious lot. If you displease me I can always find others. Tell me Maxwell, what sets you apart from the others? What makes you 'special' enough that you feel you deserve to live for eternity serving me? I remind you that serving one such as myself is a rare gift that few can live up to."
>>24989138I'd just have to update it later if I archived it now.Leaving it for the moment.
>>24989064>How do you respond?"Do not presume Maxwell."*make him twist his arm*"Such gifts are to be earned. You will serve faithfully and you will have no expectation of reward. Is that clear?Now, tell me of your talents and skills. I would know how to best use my property."
>Go to sleep when it looks like there isn't going to be another thread>Thread starts 2h before I wake upTHREADS AT ALL HOURS!
>>24989304Sleep is for the weak.
>>24989064You sigh."Ambition. Predictable. Do you know how many others like you I've met? Little puppies, begging to me for scraps from my table?"He shakes his head."That was a rhetorical question, and you have forgotten my name for the second time."Your eyes flash. His muscles twitch, and with a sickening pop, his right shoulder dislocates.He cries out, but cuts it off quickly, breathing heavily through clenched teeth."Why should I keep a dog that can't even follow basic commands, Maxwell?"He breathes heavily; once, twice. "Because. I will. Not fear death. And. I will. Think before I act. And I will. Follow your orders. Lady. Markova."> is that good enough for you?
>>24989304I am secretly an actual vampire.
>>24989351good enough for me. Hurting him as an object lesson works.Lets go for the fiesty woman next. I have a feeling she is going to be a project if we want her loyalty unaltered.
>>24989359Vampire needs to archive before leaving.
>>24989346I stayed up for over 30 hours and then slept from 7:30pm to 2:30am.Maintining this schedule, I'm still probably going to miss threads.
>>24989351Acceptable.Pop his shoulder back into place, he is to be a guard of sorts, and give him a glass of water or something. Servants like water, right? Then we bring in the first-aid lady.Maxwell will make a fine pet.
>>24989351"It shall suffice for now. In time I will expect more of you, to perfectly know and fulfill any and every desire I come to have while requiring minimal input from myself. You have shown the slightest bit of potential, do not disappoint me Maxwell."Relocate his arm and give him a small gesture of physical affection, like one you'd give to a pet, like a pat on the head.Then go and visit the girl with the knife or the first aid girl.
>>24989351"You will not receive a third chance."I think we're done with him for now. Just pick 10 that seem suitably strong or aggressive, the kind that would make decent guards, and put them to one side.Also, maybe the girl that knows first aid. We'll have a closed look at her.Then we can get on with selling them. Or just get to a good point for you to wrap up the session. Whatever.
>>24989477>>24989431>>24989430You call in the woman who knows something of medicine. She flinches away from you every chance she gets, clearly unnerved by you.> What do you say?
I think reusing our first intro is fine. Let us see how she responds to being told she is owned. If she continues to flinch away tell her she can expect no harm to come to her unless she misbehaves. I think this one needs a soft touch.
>>24989510Have her kill herself, demonstrate our power to the man. Make it clear.
"Now, now. That's no way to act around your new master. Tell me, what was your name?"When she answers and doesn't call us Lady Markova, inform her that she is to do so from now on.We can go from there, because she's clearly not as excited about this as Maxwell is. So she's gonna need some different tactics.Let's get her reaction to her status as a pet first.
>>24989510Did we send Maxwell back already, or is he still here?>>24989571Nah. If we wanted to do that we could use one of the 40 or so that aren't worth anything.
>>24989600Maxwell has been dismissed.
>>24989510Give her some of the same we gave Maxwell. Do you understand your situation? I own you now. Ect.Let's find out if she has any knowledge or skills that might be useful, or is wrapping a few rags around wounds the limit of what she knows?If she has skills that could be useful, we'll keep her. If not, we'll just sell her with the rest.
>>24989510"Do not flinch away from me, I will not harm you unless you disobey me. Control yourself, flinching makes you look like scared prey, I will not have my servants act as prey. You belong to me, this means I shall ensure your livelihood should you do as I tell you to do.I am Isabella Katarina Markova, you shall refer to me at all times as Lady Markova, is that understood?Tell me, what is your name?" We'll probably have to replace it with something better. "It is now Miranda. Miranda, I have selected you from among all those here. You demonstrated a gift at healing and some level of compassion. You will have plenty of chances to practice the first and improve your skills in my service.Where did you learn your skills at medicine? Do you often heal them after they harm each other?">>24989571No, that's a stupid waste of resources. Maxwell knows that we're the scariest mofo in the room.
>>24989630she can always learn more. If she enters our service she will have a very, very long time to do so.
>>24989671And no shortage of bodies and people on which to practice her arts. We cut them and warp their bodies, she stitches them up and learns more of medicine from our library.By the time we're done with her she will be the foremost surgeon in the land.
>>24989671Why would we care enough to train her?If we want a healer, we'll get a healer. We don't need to spend years training a hobo to fill the part.If she has any talents we can use, we can keep her. If she's not worth anything to us, just sell her.
>>24989578You frown at the girl, who appears to be doing her best to escape without looking like she's trying to escape."Come, now. That's hardly proper behaviour in the presence of your owner. Tell me, what is your name?""R-Rose.""A good name. You will call me Lady Markova from now on, Rose. I hope I will not have to remind you." "Y-Yes, Lady Markova.""Do not flinch so. You are my servant now. I am the only one who can hurt you, and I have no reason to currently. I will not have you shrink from your duties, is that clear?"She nods mutely."Say it.""Yes, Lady Markova!"You nod."I have noticed you have some skill at treating injuries. Who taught you this?""I learned it myself, Lady Markova. By trial and error and the deaths of people I knew."You nod."Knowledge hard-won, then. There may be a place for you among my staff."You tap the armrest of your chair."Elizabeth. Evangeline. Take this one where she needs to go."The dolls emerge from their resting places, and take the doctor by the hands. You smile at her reassuringly."Don't worry. So long as you do your job, you have nothing to fear."And she is gone as well.> anyone else?
>>24989767Let's talk to the girl with the hidden knife.
yup the knife is next. I think the thug and Twitch can be relagated to a goon squad.
>>24989767> anyone else?I'm happy to move on.To the slave market!
>>24989814we need servants. we picked out the five best and we're going to use them. (We had a really good roll)
>>24989811Thug is definitely a goon, we can tell him that we are angered that he attempted to strike his new owner and will have him properly punished for such a thing. But that should he learn his lesson we shall make him far stronger than he is now, strong enough to be of use to us.
>>24989767Knife girl.She's fierce. Would make a good guard if we can channel that away from escape.And if she just stays as an uppity bitch we can make her watch the dolls work on the hunter for a bit and then mindfuck her.
>>24989804>>24989811You call the girl with the hidden knife in next.Her eyes flick around the room in measured sweeps, clearly looking for something she can use as a weaponor distraction.> You know the drill, wat do?
>>24989829I'm all for keeping those ones, I just wasn't bothered about talking to them.Not that I have a problem with talking to her if others want to. I just don't really care about the personal lives of street scum we've turned into slaves.1nb4 She has valuable skills and will become an important NPC that we would have misses if we didn't talk to her.
This one will need disclipline. Nothing overt. But she needs to know her place. "Enough. Look at me. "Introduce yourself, get her name, rename her if necessary. Be firm with this one. No pain though, that will make her fight harder. Can we inject compulsions into her? Make it so she has free will but will not harm us, our servants or castle and will not escape?
>>24989868"Stop that. Dogs that snap at their masters tend not to last."Get her to tell us her name, blah blah, Lady Markova, blah blah.Ask her why she felt the need to swipe at the doll, what she does normally. If she seems to be willing to cooperate, send her away. Negatively, she gets to spend a night in the dollhouse and then it's a minndbreakin'.
>>24989868Put a note of command into our voice for the first command. "Cease that at once, you will find nothing that can help you and I will have your full attention.I am Isabella Katarina Markova, you shall refer to me as Lady Markova. Do you understand?What is your name?"If we don't like her name rename her, I'm thinking Sophia. "Now, I can see that you are wary and cautious, but you are far too impulsive and do not sufficiently read the situation. This must be rectified, and if you remain in my service it shall be.You attempted to harm one of my precious dolls, you are quite lucky that you failed. How do you wish to pay for this transgression?"
>>24989868Pretty much the same routine.I own you now. You will address me as Lady Markova. Do you have any useful skills. Ect.>>24989917Weren't we going to Dominate them all anyway? That seems pointless.
>>24989947domination can leave scars. A willing servant can be converted much more subtly.
>>24989947Doing massive Domination is a double-edged sword. Yes they're utterly loyal, and if we do it for long enough it becomes part of them and can't be magically detected. But if we go that far they lose all ability to think for themselves. If we don't go that far it's noticeable by those who know about this sort of thing.A loyal, but intelligent, servant who can think on their feet and shows initiative is far more valuable than one we must constantly order to do anything. That means we don't just mind crush them, it means we reinforce their loyalty with mindfuckery, but we take our time and let it come about more organically.
>>24989957We need guards. Without guards, there isn't much stopping one of them running away the moment they get the chance.The we get the Witch-Hunters on out ass.Just Dominate them. Unless we do something retarded to draw an investigation, no one is going to be inspecting our house guards.
>>24989991Thug and Ex-Hunter can be our gaurds. Both are perfect. But the other four seem to be suited for other tasks. For example Maxwell and this girl might make excellent assassins, spies and thieves. Twitchy could possible join them. We need to talk to him as well. Rose on the other hand can be trained into helping us make our dolls and service our servants when they are injured.
>>24989972>they lose all ability to think for themselves.I don't think Domination makes them that useless.Alucard, can you comment on this.Will Domination make them this useless?
>>24990017not useless, but less useful. They will develop unwanted traits. Think Renfield and his various fixations.
>>24989991Domination is like a spice, relying on it too heavily makes the dish bland as the one flavor overpowers all the others. If we use Maxwell as a butlery type thing we want him to have enough initiative to better obey us, if we use Rose as a medic and healer we want her to be able to think on her own and learn on her own, for knife-girl we might use her as an assassin, warping her muscles and frame to be better suited at such tasks, and in that capacity while she must be utterly loyal, she needs free thought to do such things. >>24990017It happened to our regular household staff, they've been dominated so long that they've lost any ability to think without orders. And Domination can leave mental scars, odd quirks, phobias, paranoia, other annoying things. We can use Domination as part of it, but shouldn't rely solely on it if we want effective servants that can preform tasks that require thought and judgement.
>>24990014No, the hunter is our torture-toy for the next 10-15 years.>Maxwell and this girl might make excellent assassins, spies and thieves. Twitchy could possible join them.Those are roles that require operating away from the castle and working independently.If we did that without mind-slaving them we'd be ASKING for them to call the Witch-Hunters on us. That's dumb.They're just a bunch of hobos, they'll do for goons but if you want a proper assassin, we can find a proper assassin.
>>24990095One who is loyal? Who owes us everything? Who took them out of the gutter and gave them a home? (Or at least that will be what we will make them think)No, you underestimate what a loyal servant, properly trained and conditioned can do. Dominating them like that is a waste.As for the Hunter he will be killing his friends, his companions. All the while aware that it is his hands doing so. And he can do nothing to stop himself. That is a far greater torture then mere physical pain.
>we will turn him into our new butler.>we will train her to be a medic.>they can be our spies and assassins.>they will be our loyal, intelligent servants.This is total player fixation. They're just a bunch of hobos. We were just going to grab a few goons to serve as house guards and sell the rest.Why do people want to make them into more than they are?
>>24990179Because they are the best of 50. We rolled very well to pick them out. If all we wanted were mooks we can grab ten more of those hobos and use them as foot soldiers. But we don't want just regular grunts. We want Servants. Useful tools that will be worth the effort of upgrading and lengthening their lives.
>>24990095Most "proper assassins" cost money and their loyalty is not to us, but to themselves, it adds an additional layer of possible failure and of information leaking. Having some in house assassins is good and I'd rather not leave a glowing neon sign on them saying "this fuck is Dominated as can be" nor do I want it to impair their ability to think on their feet or show initiative while preforming their duties. Yes we should be careful, ensure loyalty, test them, mold them, but just throwing Domination at them wastes a lot.>>24990179Because we can make them more than they are. They're more fun that way. We picked the cream of the crop and show interest in them.Most of them are chattel to sell and aren't worth much, but these ones have skills and potential to be useful, especially once we alter them.
>I am not a vampire, so time to get some sleep.From first thread, suspiciously specific deniaal.
Also, we can use some of the lesser specimens to start experimenting with project hobo flesh beasts. Big dumb monsters always make ok guards.
>>24990202Fine, compromise.We grab 10 mooks and do the insta-slave thing. They can serve as house guards.That way we have something to ensure the others don't run away the moment they get the chance, before we have the chance to train them and instil some loyalty/obedience.
>>24990231Yes, we need some human guards to keep up appearances, but some nice flesh-beasts for when we need a less subtle approach would be good.
pretty sure the rest will be sold as cattle. We won't get much out of them.
>>24990299I dunno if you read through the first two threads posts that weren't the QM's, but we were already planning to kidnap homeless people and experiment on them and to them into monsters.And we do have a dungeon filled with hobos, sooo.
>>24990321I did read that. But for some reqason these were grabbed specifically to sell.
>>24990299This is just the first crop.If we want to fund our other projects, we'll need to collect more than this. We won't earn enough for controlling shares in the shipyard with 35 hobos.No, we'll be collecting a lot more than this. That means we'll have a steady supply for other things too.
>>24990421I think he accidentally ate a cat. Don't worry, he'll be back in a few decades.
>>24990421I'm guessing he went to bed.If he doesn't come back someone should archive it.
Well, I'm off to bed. If Alucard comes back, I'll cast my vote on what to do.Dominate 10 goons to serve a house guards. They can make sure the ones people want to train don't run off.OP said we can perma-slave them with a magic ritual bit it's a bit time consuming. We can just space this out over a few weeks.Once that's done. Head to the slave market, let them know we have some stock and we'll be getting some more.Work out a supply deal then start making nightly hobo hunts.Later~
This is traditional "first person we see, we grab onto, and make permanent NPC party member" type thing seen in every quest. Not necessarily unreasonable, but sometimes it's best not to get that attached. They're a pastime to make proper folks out of hobos, not a solid house guard.If we want a house guard, we should craft hoboflesh into giant beast.
Is the knife girl pretty? She might make a very nice doll.
I went ahead and archived it, since it seems like AS went to sleep.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24986008/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=vampire%20doll%20quest
>>24990751Nevermind, it seems someone else had the same idea and archived it at roughly the same time, meaning that mine just updated it.
Enjoyed the quest m8. Sage so as to not bump this up to the top again.
>>24991843Holy shit, I actually managed to fall asleep while DMing.Yeah, pushing late sessions is a bad plan.Anyone still around to continue the thread?
>>24992372I'm here! Though I'm just reading this quest now.
>>24992372Yeah, I caught the post in catalog.
>>24989972Domination doesn't kill ability to think for yourself.It does kill risk-taking and personal initiative. IE, dominated people won't advise you unless you ask them, and will hesitate to take any action that might harm you.
>>24989917>>24989920>>24989946>>24989947Ah yes, we were about to cow feisty knife-girl into submission. Any suggestions or shall I simply take these linked posts and continue from there?
>>24992372Be careful and get some sleep friend!
>>24992509Go with the same routine as the first guy, and see how she reacts. If she attacks without any weapons she's just a moron and can be thrown in with the rabble. If she manages to hide/improvise one, she's resourceful but stupid, so dominate the shit out of her then make use of her skills. If she holds back, she's smart (but will still need to get dominated).
>>24992509Is she pretty enough to be a doll? What's particularly special about her that we separated her off from the others apart from the stabbing?
>>24992536Did you mean "Fiend"?I'm fine for the moment, but thanks for your concern. ^_^
>>24992546The fact that she still had the knife after being frisked by your household staff?
>>24992509Clearly. Knife-girl shall be our maid for sake of references.
>>24992563No friend, I meant what I said and said what I meant. And be sure to be okay!
>>24992581Plus side: sneaky enough to keep a knife on her personMinus side: stabbing a doll amidst lots of other staff. Not too bright. Give her a choice; serve us, or be sold into slavery. She can keep the knife.
>>24992543Do we use the hypnotic qualities of our voice here? Some suggestions to not attempt escape could be useful for this one.
>>24992619Actually, she picked a good time for it. She's just lucky (or unlucky) that our dolls are quite resilient and don't break easily.Her knife didn't scratch the porcelain.
>>24992619Seconding this guy. Give her a choice
>>24992629Give her the choice, but tell her she won't escape if she chooses to stay.In this case, bending her to our will is better than simple domination, as we want to keep her independent ability to act more alive than not.If not, ditch her with the rest of the slaves.
>>24992629No, we need to see how she'd react without influence. After all, if she doesn't try anything because we're influencing her not to, we'll have no idea if she's smart enough to understand the situation and avoid fleeing. Plus, if she tries to get away and does well, it means she's prime minon material after domination, and Isabella seems haughty enough not to be worried about some hobo actually succeeding in escape or attack anyway.
>>24992661Do note that the last person who killed you burned your library.
I'm back. Glad you gave us the twitter.
>>24992677There's a difference between being unprepared and prepared. Of course, we stop her if she attacks. But, we'll avoid dominating her FOR THIS DECISION. If she agrees, she get the full course of domination in terms of conditioning.
>>24992677Being unprepared for a vampire hunter is a bit different from being prepared for a hobo, as >>24992710 mentioned. The guy got us by slipping poison into something we consumed, there's no way anything like that would happen here.
>>24992710>>24992818And, you know what, if she manages to down a vampire in her lair, unarmed, with killer dolls all round, she's definitely earned her place as a minion.
Did we ever take the dickass' fancy hammer that he threw out our window?Might wanna grab that.
>>24992543As her eyes pass your chair, you carefully produce a nail file from one sleeve and begin filing your nails.She stiffens almost immediately at the sight of the metal, finally giving you her undivided attention."Hello. I am Isabella Katarina Markova. I own you now. You will not attempt to escape; escape is a futile effort. You will address me as Lady Markova or not at all. Do you understand?"She doesn't nod. You grab her chin. "I said, do you understand?"She nods."Say it.""Yes, Lady Markova."You nod to her seriously, ignoring the table knife she managed to slip into a pocket while you were supposedly 'distracted.'"What is your name?""Scarlet, Lady Markova."You frown."I don't like that one. Particularly on you. Pick another."She blinks."I could be Felicia if it pleased you, Lady Markova."You scowl."I already have a Felicia. Again.""Catherine, Lady Markova?"You shake your head. "No, let's call you Sophia."She smiles at you, but there's just a little too much tension in her face. Clearly this treatment is getting to her. But she smiles, and tries to be courteous, and talks as little as possible. > Anything more you'd like to do before final judgement on this one? Otherwise, what's her job?
>>24992903Nope, it's still lying somewhere in Ulvenwald Forest.
>>24992955lets find something to distract us and turn our back to her, be prepared for her to try something, then question her on why she did what she did, or did not do if case may be
>>24992955I'm actually tempted to go for maid. Just to throw her off balance.
>>24992955"If you hurt my dolls, your life is fortfeit and you will join them."Maidssassin
>>24992955I'd like to have her as a servant without wrecking her sneaky bitchness, but she seems to be resolute in ganking us.Ask her what she did on the streets, and if she'd like a more interesting job.If she seems hesitant to accept, tell her to put the knife away before she hurts herself. Actually, we should probs do that either way.>>24992965We should retrieve it.
This maid talk has me kinda baffled. She's a vicious street urchin with a penchant for shanking.And we wanted guards.
>>24993081Yes.Personal Assassin Guard Maid
>>24993081Undoubtably people are thinking of a certain other maid who likes knives.
>>24993097The ones we picked out are like a little party all on their own.And I can totes see Maxwell being captain of the goonsquad.
>>24993081>>24993123Skank maid is best maid.
After this, maybe we do a joint interview of Thugly and Twitchy.
>>24992955Ah, she seems smart, excellent. She'll make a good guard with some conditioning. Can't really think of anything else at the moment.
>>24993181Do we take this opportunity to do some?
>>24993214Sure. We can start out with not wanting to stab us as much. And not wanting to escape as well.If it won't fuck her up too bad, which it won't, correct?
>>24993181Sure, let's make sure she never harms us or our dolls and important property, as well as never speaks anything of us beyond our pubic persona to anyone.I figure the more directions and orders we implant, the less of the original mind is left? If so, give her a test by making her unable to stay away from the castle for long periods, and see if she tries to escape. Decently smart guards are nice to have when possible, but loyalty is more important, so forgo the 'follow commands' thing (not harming us is enough until we know what to implant) for now.
>>24993239Yes. Subtle compulsions do much less damage.
>>24993299>>24993239The more reasonably you can phrase this to make it easily justifiable as her thought, the stronger and less obvious the compulsion. Obviously terrible courses of action are easily resisted.
>>24993332Talk about how her life will be better here, much better than on the streets. In all likelihood, more interesting as well.
>>24993332"Good, I'm glad to find you so agreeable. Of course, I'm sure I don't need to specify what will happen if you cause harm to me or anything I find important, which you can safely assume to be anything in this castle. If you do well, I can assure you your life will be far better than that on the streets - especially following such a moronic leader. Really, I do feel bad for those of you with some measure of smarts and cunning, getting compromised by that lout. At least I can promise a far...smarter approach to things."
>>24993332Also, once we're done and she's leaving (assuming she doesn't try to use it first):"Oh, and do make sure to return the cutlery when you're done with it. Maintaining a matching set of tableware is important, after all. If you need a knife, I'm sure the armory will provide,"Need to look as nonchalant about weaponry as possible, makes us look more in control and someone worth following.
>>24993332Perhaps showing her the wilderness of Unvewald to hammer in 'It would be a bad idea to try to escape'. Or the hunter. Basically make the idea of 'escape' unpleasant and reward her for her obedience to make obedience suggestions more palatable.
>>24992955You smile disarmingly at her."Don't worry, Sophia. I'm just another new leader. Doubtless you've had them before."She nods slowly as the mesmeric tones of your voice wash over her."You will be my head maid. You will ensure the castle staff are doing their jobs. You will do this because it will give you more opportunities than any other job you can find. You will not steal the silverware or anything else that is mine. If you require a weapon, request one from the armoury.""Yes... Lady Markova."Her voice is heavy.You wave her away, and she obediently steps out of the room and into the castle at large.
>>24993681Nah, Internet trouble.I'll end this session after Twitchy and Thug are interrogated.
>>24993805Get twitchy in here, not sure thug is even worth talking to.
>>24993823The twitchy man is the next one to be brought in. As always, he can't seem to keep himself from moving, but on closer inspection, you're not sure how much of it is nerves and how much of it is just his general disposition. > What do, etc.
>>24993929Tell him to calm down that there's nothing to fear via voice. If he doesn't its a physical problem, not fear>Pubserse exaltedWe're not playing Exalted silly captcha!
>>24993956"Stop twitching. It's very distracting."Lo and behold, he doesn't stop twitching.Roll acumen to determine just what is wrong with this guy.
>>24993929Ask him if he has any talents, and why he's twitching so much.What was so special about this guy? Nervousness or not, the twitching is kind of counterproductive for a lot of jobs.
>>24994007Well, roll acumen and find out.
>>24994014>inb4 we discover nerve damage.Not sure why we picked this guy out of 50+ hobos if he's all twitchy
Rolled 16>>24993995Our knowledge of medicine is unparalleled!|
>>24994014>>24994007People are rolling well this thread.Constant twitching is a pretty common low-level curse; it's an easy way to ruin a rival spellcaster's ability to do much of use with regards to drawing sigils or performing somatic components of spells. Chances are, either this guy has a disease or he fell afoul of a warlock- and you can't think of any local diseases that cause twitching.
>>24994049Can we get rid of it easily? Hopefully he's good at something that we can use afterwards.
>>24994049"A spellcasater? Interesting. Tell me of your abilities."
>>24994049Let's ask him if he's gone and pissed off a wizard then.And if he has, let's see if he'd like to get the curse broken. We've been wanting some magic users.
>>24994084>>24994070"So, my twitchy acquaintance. Did you happen to run afoul of a spellcaster recently?"He nods violently."I-I stole m-money from o-one of the local nobles."He moves as if to spit on the floor, but then seems to think better of it. "N-not that they want any-anyone to call them that. That wou- that would be bad press."He scowls, eyebrows twitching madly.
>>24994150"Perhaps you'd like to work for me, then. I'm in need of servants and this seems a simple curse to break."Assuming it actually is a simple curse to break here.
Rolled 71>>24994150Offer to cure him in exchange for his obedient service. And ask what he does.
>>24994150"Well, I am not a local noble. What are your skills, then?"
>>24994184He shakes his head as if to clear it."Nnumerology. I can make numbers be what I want. Sort of. Hid money from lord. He found out."He carefully enunciates his words. "I do not like to be treated as a cap-tive. If I was not cursed, I would be gone by now."
>>24994150Ask if he has any talents. Is he a spellcaster himself? Stealing from rich and powerful warlocks doesn't sound very bright.If he has value, we can break the curse and put him to work, if not, just get rid of him.
>>24994240>"I do not like to be treated as a cap-tive. If I was not cursed, I would be gone by now."Too dumb to keep. Let him continue twitching and sell him with the rest.
>>24994240"Oh? A pity, your talents sound mildly useful but it seems removing your curse would be a waste of time."
>>24994240"My, I assure you there will be pay and flexible work hours. I could certainly find some use for you."
>>24994240Is numerology actually magical at all, or is it just glorified accounting?
>>24994303Aye.Anyone that has skills with numbers is always useful
Rolled 50>>24994312We could use an accoutant for our airship ownership bid.
>>24994312Magical accounting. If this guy modifies our balance sheet, we'll find actual gold backing up the false accounting. Essentially an illusionist/conjuror with a specialization in making more or less of things you already have.
>>24994361Well that's useful as fuck."You don't have to be a captive, per se. I remove the curse and you can do some for me. You won't be living in chains or sold like the less skilled individuals."
>>24994387>you can do some for meyou can do some work for me*I forgot to say a whole word. Ugh.
Armour-Dolls!We've already got a method of shaping bodies and sculpting minds to create our dolls.I bet we could use a twist on this to create Armour-Dolls.-Armour-Dolls would totally fit our character.-Mounting them in the halls of our castle as decorative suits will look swank.-They will allow us to be surrounded by guards, even with Human guests over, without breaking cover.-Armour-Dolls could be made into real heavy hitters to deal with more powerful threats like Vampires.
>>24994400You want to risk getting our dolls scratched in combat?How barbaric.
>>24994361I vote we keep him for mindrape.If this is magic we don't already know, we'll tear the secrets from his mind.Seriously, being magic as fuck is our thing. We do /not/ pass up a chance to learn new magic. Especially such useful magic.
>>24994449I think he's talking about animating suits of armor and calling it dolls. We could just stuff some of the smaller hobo flesh beasts inside some steel.
>>24994400Second.These sound great.
>>24994461Ehh. I'd rather relegate the accounting to an NPC. Even if it is magic accounting.
>>24994461I don't want to mindrape him unless he's completely uncooperative. And we did some guys for finances anyway.
>>24994513We're looking into getting an investment manager in Mark at the moment, but haven't acquired one yet.
>>24994513I'm just not on the ball today. Meant to type "need".Should say>And we did need some guys for finances anyway.as the last sentence.
>>24994497Yeah, agree. I guess if he fucks up/tries to scam us too we can do it, but accounting can be left to that guy.Also, if his ability literally attracts any cash needed, just write it down and it'll fall into our hands, why would he need to embezzle cash, and why would his employer even care? At least, enough so as to discard a literal goldmine?
>>24994479Yeah, our doll ritual is basically just a form of flesh-shaping.We just make their bodies delicate and doll-like, put them in a shell of porcelain and dress them up.These ones, we'll make their bodies powerful and tough then mount them in a shell of steel and doom.
Not sure why people seem to dislike twitchy.All the others did something; Maxwell forgot to call us Lady Markova and said that bit about getting immortality from us, Elizabeth was all afraid, and Sophia had the whole stabbing thing.And Thugly tried to shove us.All Twitchy did was say he'd be long gone if he wasn't cursed. No worse than any of the others.
>>24994560Not that powerful of a Numberologist.Effectively, he can only fake things so far before the universe notices. So roughly 10% of our net worth is safe; more than that is pushing it.
>>24994580> ElizabethI think you mean rose; she's the only one so far we've let keep her own name.
>>24994589Still think he's worth it. Offer to break the curse if he wants to work for us.
>>24994607Oh, thanks. I'm terrible with names. Guess I should have checked her name to make sure I had it like I did with the others. owell
>>24994609>>24994560>>24994513>>24994387>>24994347>>24994350Despite his obvious anti-authority tendency, you decide this man's skills are useful enough to you to warrant breaking his curse. Roll Acumen and then Eeriness.
>>24994580Maxwell got mindfucked, Rose isn't exactly a big risk of rebellion, Sophia's kind of unreliable can be quite useful, she didn't actually defy us to our face, and we're planning to dominate her a decent amount anyway once we know how much is needed. This guy is both the most brazen, and the hardest to catch if he fucks us over (ugh accounting), he needs to learn his place.
Rolled 67, 37 = 104>>24994658Alakazam.>inb4 critfail doublecurse.
Rolled 92>>24994658~master of magic~
>>24994693Nice mastery of magic you have there. >>24994683Taking this roll.
Rolled 67, 82 = 149>>24994658
>>24994713Oh boy... At least we succeeded on eeriness.Hopefully we can just spook the curse out.
Rolled 67>>24994730WE WILL BRAINFUCK THE CURSE.
>>24994713You focus your magical senses on the man seated across from you, and begin to peel away the malign magic that clings to his skin. As you reach the halfway point, a snag becomes apparent, however. This magic is anchored in his flesh; someone found a sample of his blood. You've not seen blood magic used to bind enchantment quite like this before...Still, your own experience making your dolls serves you well. Despite your lack of knowledge, the guesses you make are good, and though he cries out as you tear the magic from his flesh, you doubt any permanent damage has been done. He might resent that, but at least he's stopped twitching now. > Extra two degrees of success on Eeriness compensate for the one degree of failure on Acumen, the procedure works. What do you say to him once he recovers?
>>24994769"And so. Now, I have work for you. Though if I find you doing as you did to your previous employer, what happens will be even more painful. And permanent."
>>24994769"Well, that pesky curse is gone and you are still here. I could use a man with your talents, so you're going to work for me. Don't mistake my words, you aren't going to be treated like some animal, and I hope that you wouldn't repay this kindness by being so foolish as to run off somewhere."
Rolled 28>>24994769Play coy about the whole curse removal thing while also bringing up that working for us has benefits including re-removal the curse, as the person who cursed him (because if the curser has blood, he can do it again) will eventually find out he's been uncursed so yeah
>>24994769"My, a stubborn curse indeed, apologies for the minor flash of agony. I will require your talents to do accounting for some shipyards in the near future, until then feel free to do what you wish, and I will expect your cooperation once things are ready."Gotta watch out for this fucker.
>>24994769The usual stitch. "Name?" blah blah new name if needed "You belong to me now." ect ect "Lady Markova."If he plays ball, we can see about conditioning him a little and putting him to work.If he's just an obstinate pain in the ass~ mindrape him and sell whatever's left.
>>24994818>>24994821>>24994852>>24994856Let's do these and put a tracking spell on him.>>24994804Now, now. No need to be so overt in the threats. Maybe have a threat cherry on top, but don't make him eat a threat sundae.
>>24994852>do accounting for some shipyards in the near futureDon't talk about our future plans in front of all the slaves. Do you want a rival to swoop in and poach the shipyards?
>>24994769We should probably collect a sample of his blood as insurance that if he tries anything we can always find him and control him once again.Also we are getting kind of hungry so we could take a light snack from him to get him to understand that he belongs to us, make sure to make it the pleasant kind of draining if possible.
>>24995071>make sure to make it the pleasant kind of draining >Implying getting chewed on by a loli is ever unpleasant.
>>24995094>chewed onIf you'd said "drained" it would have been funnier.
>>24995094Well there might be "hmm, that actually feels pretty good" types of draining and "DEAR GOD IS SHE EATING MY SPLEEN" types of draining, I just want to err towards the former.
>>24995119Is taking a bite also agreed on?
>>24994769Call Rose to take care of his injuries?
>>24995141Ehh. I don't really like it unless there's some kind of weird "Oh this feels nice" thing.No reason to be a dick to the accountant unnecessarily.
>>24995155Yeah, makes sense.
>>24995141>>24995119and>>24995071are both me, sorry if that was unclear. Whoever >>24995094 is might also be on board with taking a quick bite.My highest priority is getting some blood collected as a sample in case we need to magic him later, licking up the rest of the blood and draining a bit more after that is just frosting on the cake to me.
>>24995141If he doesn't get with the program, sure.Make him kneel before us and offer his own wrist."Foolishness will not be tolerated."
>>24995183I was>>24995094I was also >>24995168
>>24995141Little surprised to see this thread still on.(I was the guy who kept asking you to archive)
>>24995234Morning. I was pleasantly surprised as well, I must admit, but the thread's winding down now.
>>24995262That's not really asurprise, we've entered auto-sage.
>>24995209If you want to do this as a power/binding thing, having him drink your blood as well.Your blood is addictive and will give you an in into his mind. Also, if he dies, he may revive as a vampire spawn of yours. Up to you to decide wether that's a good or a bad thing.
>>24995293Really? That's a novel experience. Guess I should archive this.
>>24995303>if he dies, he may revive as a vampire spawn of yours.If we have good enough manipulation with the Mayor or illusions, could we fake the vampire spawn as being a deformed relative?
>>24995303Does the blood have to be still in his system op death, or is it just whenever he may die at some point in the future post-consumption?>>24995313Someone archived it earlier.
>>24995303>Guess I should archive this.I'd say we shouldn't do it at the moment.
>>24995327You can archive a thread at the very start before anyone posts.Archiving it again doesn't change the tags, description etc, it just forces the archive to grab the posts it missed.
>>24995303I personally say go for it, the chances of it happening aren't that high, and if need be we can always make sure he stays dead.
>>24995351I greentexted the wrong sentence.
>>24995351>it just forces the archive to grab the posts it missed.It automatically updates.
>>24995303This guy doesn't seem like spawn material, no need to make him drink our blood.
>>24995351I meant manually update the archive. The tag to search for to find all threads is Isabella Katarina Markova.
>>24995313I am very against giving the gift of Vampire-ism to some random mook that may become a useful minion.
>>24995303>If you want to do this as a power/binding thing, having him drink your blood as well.I'd say we shouldn't do it at the moment.Quoted the wrong sentence here >>24995327so don't count this vote twice.
>>24995378I know, but you can also force an update by rearchiving.
So, um. How long after drinking vampire blood is there the possibility of rising up on death?
>>24995407Varies with the potency of the blood. For yours at the moment, probably about a month, tapering off with time.
Rolled 12>>24995385So new thread or leaving?
>>24995433Yeesh. Let's not then.
>>24995433I somehow doubt that he'll die within the next month, and you already said that it's not guaranteed anyways.But I already voted to go for it so don't count this as a vote.Still, get a sample of his blood no matter what. I would like to drink his blood, and having him take ours isn't a bad thing.
>>24995438Hm. I have an hour or so, a new thread could be done.
>>24995497No point if you only have an hour left. This thread won't flop off page 10 for several more hours.
>>24995497I say just leave and start a new thread when you have the time.
>>24995547Alright then. I'll use the hour to make a pastebin of the opening information.
>>24995568Dude, there really isn't a need for a new thread if you're leaving in an hour.
>>24995568As I was saying, no new thread. But I'm gonna need the pastebin anyway, no?
>>24995568Sooo, I guess that meant we're done for now.Any idea when the next one will be?
>>24995596Eventually I guess. I dont think it'd take an hour
>>249956087 hours from now or so; threads are on an ad-hoc basis, really. If you want to be updated when threads come online, follow me on twitter @wergeldt.