Having chastised Rose, she has fled your garden, leaving you with the rose that is her life. You gently brush one of the petals, admiring it for its beauty; a thorn pricks your hand, but you ignore it. It seems a pity to part with such a beautiful thing… But alas, this rose is for another. You turn, and go to give the rose into the care of its new owner, Scarlet. Hopefully, she will teach Rose to behave herself better. If not… Well, the problem will solve itself. > What will you say to Scarlet to congratulate her on bringing Rose safely back to you?
>>251415411.You 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. 2. 3.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…4. 5.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. 6. 7.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 also intend to invest in the airship trade- a process speeded considerably when the chattel you acquired to raise money were vastly overvalued by a vampiric noble by the name of Blackford. As a result, you gained control of his airship yards in Mark. When you returned from formally transferring control, you discovered that one of the slaves you kept had gone missing in your absence- So you had Scarlet, one of your Dolls' creations, drag her back to the Castle for you. In return, Scarlet has been given Rose as her servant.
>>25141549Oh dear, formatting. Oh well. An archive of all threads but the first may be found here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Vampire+Doll+Quest(You can find the first with the tag "Vampire Quest", but you probably won't miss that much.)I'm feeling filled with unwarranted importance today, because the quest has just broken the 20-vote mark on a few of its threads.
>>25141541First, get some tea and ask if she'd like a cup.When congratulating her turn on a tiny bit of our voice's power to make her feel more appreciated by us and a bit more loyal, take our time, we don't want to rush this in the least bit."You did a remarkable job Scarlet, you did as I wished and retrieved the errant girl with minimal fuss and great alacrity. You have performed beyond my expectations and I wish to reward you for that.Firstly, Rose is yours now, she is to act as your attendant and assistant in all matters that you wish. Her life is bound to this rose that I am giving you. Feel free to punish and educate her as you see fit, though try not to break her.Secondly, you have proven yourself competent, clever, and trustworthy, I wish to bestow upon you the honor of being my lady-in-waiting. To act as my companion and assistant and to be rewarded for your service commensurately."Every proper noble needs a lady-in-waiting.
>>25141602Whoops, I've forgotten our character sheet. http://pastebin.com/Dz7QgMM0Servants have been updated.
>>25141836This sounds about right.
Rolled 16>>25141836>>25142064Roll 1d100 for Eeriness.
>>25142158And it would appear that you'd better roll low, because Scarlet has a degree of success.
Rolled 26>>25142158Oh shit, I hpe this is a 1.
>>25142193we have what 3 degrees of success?
>>25142176Scarlet's Acumen is 40. She has two degrees of success. Your Eeriness is 65. You have three degrees of success. You beat her by one degree, and your gentle compulsion is unnoticed.
>>25142207We are awesome at mindfuckery.
>>25142176Question, there have been occasional references to us getting more powerful personally. How do we do that?
>>25142193Eh.... good enough I think. But does Scarlet get a roll since she has mindfuckery too?
>>25142240She already got her roll.
>>25142240The 16 was her roll, thankfully we're better at mindfuckery than her by a decent margin.
>>25142225Eating nastier vampires than you is the fastest way. Of course, training can help, and you have plenty of time. >>25142240She did, she rolled here >>25142158and got a 16. She only gets that roll because she knows about compulsion herself.
>>25142264Easy peasy, except not totally. I'm guessing all it takes is one fucked up roll to completely undue all the good will we've built. Maybe we can engineer some situation to drastically lower her acuity before trying it?
Oh yeah, and we also need to make that wing of themed rooms.I knew there was something I was forgetting.
>>25142308Most of the loyalty we get from her should be through more mundane methods due to that, treating her well, giving her toys to play with, having tea with her, and confiding in her and letting her confide in us. A lady-in-waiting is more than just a servant, it's much closer to a companion or friend, and considering her own abilities we can't just throw magic at the problem without risking failure. We'll teach her proper etiquette in time, how to dance, and all other things that a noble ought to know, doll her up, in the giving her nice clothes way not the other way, and perhaps even introduce her to proper society. We improve her station and earn her loyalty and we'll be fine. We'll be slaymates, we'll torture, bend, break, and twist people, together.
>>25142308Essentially, if she rolls successfully she catches you out. That will probably mean bad things for you.
>>25142390You emerge from your black-and-red rose garden into the twilight of Shadescast. Scarlet is waiting patiently for you by the path, the waterfall of her bloody hair leaving a dark stain on the soil. "Hello, Scarlet. I'm here to give you a very special rose."You extend the rose up towards her, and she takes it from your tiny hand, leaving a stain of blood on it that you lick at absently. "Careful, now. That's Rose you have there. Not the flower, but the girl. Her life is in that blossom you hold, so mind it stays healthy; you wouldn't want your new servant to die because you forgot to water her, now would you?"Scarlet smiles, and braids the rose into her crimson hair, the deep red of the rose almost the same color. "No, Lady Isabella, I would not." Though you can't see Scarlet's eyes through her hair, you take a guess as you pour honey into your voice. "You've done well, Scarlet. You brought back Rose alive and unharmed. I believe you would make an excellent lady-in-waiting. Would you like to stay here and become part of my plans for the future? Would you be my confidant when I have no others I can trust, and my red right hand when others stand in my way?"Scarlet… You're not certain exactly, but you're fairly certain that she would have blinked if you could have seen her eyes. "Erm, well…"You take a risk and decide to prod her a little more. "Please, I need someone I can speak to. Everyone else around me is too dull or too untrustworthy."She considers. You have a feeling she can see the trap laid out in front of her, the promise of a place by your side you offered to so many others before her, centuries ago…She slowly smiles.It would appear that she likes it. "Yes, Lady Isabella. What is your command?"> Just what, exactly, is your command?
>>25142391Which is precisely why I didn't want to use the power when giving the GOOD JOB SON speech. It's unnecessary and partly dishonest to need to use the power on something you're honest about anyway. It expresses lack of self-confidence if you need to power your words to say anything.
>>25142405"For now, tend to the estate and check on your new ward. If I have direct need of your services and powers, make no mistake that I will call on you. For now, I have some research to begin conducting."There's someone in Shadescast who wants me either dead or royally peeved, and I intend to find out who that rat is."
>>25142405First, ask her to bend down and give her a chaste kiss, not in any sexual way but to further cement our bond and show that we trust her.Also, she's pretty much the only one of our servants allowed to call us Lady Isabella."There is quite a bit you have to learn, a lady-in-waiting is expected to accompany her mistress to all sorts of social functions and is expected to know of all manners of etiquette, dance, poetry, and other noble pasttimes. But I have the utmost confidence in you.I shall start by teaching you of tea and you shall join me for a cup of the delicious brew. In addition there is a problem that has caused me no end of vexation. Someone sent a Hunter after me, he is known as Fluffy now, and one of my dolls has gone missing, I believe there was a single entity behind both of these things and I intend on finding out who. We shall discuss the problem, attempt to determine who would do such a thing, and should that not bear fruit we will investigate further whether it be through mundane investigation or the usage of our magics."
>>25142405What does Shadescast look like from the view of our estate? It's good to have an image of our surroundings. For that matter, how grand does our Castlevania look?
>>25142530Keep in mind that considering Scarlet's nature, we can only really show her off during ventures in Shadescast. She'd be horribly out of place otherwise.
>>25142434>>partly dishonestI'll grant you the unnecessary risk, but after all the murder, slavery, and blood magick I find it a bit perplexing that we're drawing a line in the sand at partial dishonesty.
>>25142564Even vampiric nobility has standards, particularly among their own staff, assuming they're nice to them.
>>25142557Well yes, that bit is obvious, but the only ones with proper society that matters is Shadesclast and vampiric society. The rest are far from refined and elegant.
>>25142564It's not that, it's just that it has a chance of throwing a spanner in our works, and gives us very little gain hen we could have accomplished these things normally.
>>25142626Hour's break before I have anything for you, I'm writing up shadescast and eating supper. (Sorry for the delay!)
>>25142434>It expresses a lack of self-confidence if you need to power your words to say anything.Yeah, not really. We're trying to mold and shape her in ways that, given her nature, charisma, reason and temptation are insufficient motivators. If we gave her just the GOOD JOB SON speech, she gains a lasting measure of self-confidence and a temporary positive attachment to the act of earning our approval. We just reversed that or at least shifted the impact so that our approval is linked to her feeling of self validation. It's an important if subtle mechanism of control we're trying to establish in Scarlet and magic accelerates that process.
>>25142649Just reiterating thoughts from the end of the last thread. The current train of thought is that whoever sicced the hunter on us wanted to ruin us to some degree, likely as reprisal for something we did against him/her, involuntary or otherwise. We should start by considering who we managed to piss off over the past couple years that could warrant a visit from a hunter.
>>25141602>mfw I bumped one of the threads from 19 to 20 and saw it get all gold>>25142564It's not about being immoral but more about being a good leader naturally without having to mindfuck everybody and risk disaster for little gain.
>>25142530I like this.Would anyone oppose us adding a drop of our blood to her hair as a reward for her officially entering our service (mild narcotic properties) and to mark her as our own?
>>25142609Ok well we got away with it and wedged the door open with magic, now we can move from there. The question is whether future attempts will become easier. If we can degrade her resistant then molding her would be an acceptable risk. If not, best to leave her be. As stated she -isn't- really fond of us, she just feels indebted. Remember, all fine speeches aside she was our prisoner before she was our friend.What next guys? I vote sweet Shadecast party. We'll gin up some terribly auspicious excuse for us to invite people into our home and hold a gala ball. We can work the room and try to find out who is after us.
>>25142580>assuming they're nice to themI have no idea where you found this assumption? Also, what constitutes "nice" here?
>>25142784We're gonna need a lot of live blood for a full blown gala. Time to kidnap more gangs of street punks?
>>25142887Slow down. We can't just throw a bash and expect the target -- whom we don't even know -- to show up. We need to do our research first.
>>25142887PARTY PREP MONTAGE!I'm imagining some wacky animated still frame montage of Scarlet and Isabella hunting hobos, set to saccharine J-pop music.>>25142947The party is for research! We'll get all the movers and shakers to come and hear the latest rumors, maybe mindfuck a few of the weaker ones in the back room. We don't need to do it tomorrow, but worth planning.
why is she wearing a diaper on her head
Lets just do the research thing. Remember, we have a careful reputation as a recluse, we can't ruin it now.
>>25142784I'd prefer to investigate some more before we do that. We need to narrow the field before we consider doing that, we don't even have any guarantee that the person who fucked us over will even come to our little soiree.>>25142771I'm not sure, it could work out for us, but honestly considering how bloody weird she is magically speaking I have no idea what'll happen from it. Might backfire.Hard to say.
>>25143032Goddamnit Snapple! Now I'm going to have that image playing in the back of my head until Al updates...Well done.
>>25142710Let's start with past 6 months, maybe year, we'll look further back if need be but this doesn't seem like a plot that would have taken years to concoct. We could whip something like it up in under a month.We don't get out much so it shouldn't be too hard, there's the people who come to visit, hopefully we keep a log of the people who we have consulted or turned away, and other than that we remember the few times we've gone out and what we did those times. Try to find something that could have offended someone who knew who and what we are.
>>25143439This seems a reasonable course of action.
>>25143315>mfw people mistake me for snapple.>>25143246>>25143246The goal needn't be to catch the guy. That would be dangerous and confrontational. I just mean we can take a read on the city, hear rumours, and meet some new characters. And yes, we would plan it carefully with all the necessary precautions and excuses to maintain our facade of weakness.>>25142771Also remember feeding blood (her whole body eats blood) can turn people. That could be... complicated.
>>25143439I think vampire tend to nurse grudges for years before acting on them. Time isn't exactly a motivating factor after all...What I'm trying to say is our window for recently pissing someone off is probably the last twenty years or so, and it could be much older than that.
>>25143501If someone was nursing a grudge for that long and preparing for that long I don't think it would've just been some shmuck hitting us with a hammer, burning a few things, and breaking a window. That's impolite and inconvenient, but really not worthy of a decade old grudge. This feels like a quick and dirty 'fuck you', not the culmination of a long-term grudge.
>>25143484I am aware. I thought the mechanic for turning some one was activated on their death, so yes feeding her would give her a probability of turning (one drop? I'm guessing a low probability) over the next few months. If she gets killed. That said, do the same rules even apply to flesh constructs?
>>25143564I didn't say anything about preparing, just letting it fester until either some unexpected opportunity arose or something incidental pushed the culprit past their snapping point. The Hunter thing decks of recklessness, so we really should consider misdirection as another motive. Could someone have gotten into and out of the castle while we were dead? Or a mole in our staff escaping with something that we might not notice or assume destroyed in the fire?
>>25143439One place we should look is the identity of our missing Doll.Someone took the Doll, it's plausible that the Doll was the motivation for the attack. We should enquire if our missing Doll had any next of kin.
>>25143484Sorry Tsunny, seems I mistook you for someone else. My apologies.
>>25143564Yes, but that could just be to get our attention and lure us into something more. They could also have been riding on Fluffy's senses at the time to try to scout us out, while giving him a pretext to come here and do a small amount of destruction in the process.When we checked Fluffy, did we find traces of that kind of tampering? Granted, if the vampire was stronger than us he could've potentially taken a 20 (or, well, 0) on his eeriness roll (or at least had an almost unbeatable amount of success).
>>25143651That's plausible and something we shouldn't rule out but until we learn more, it's nothing we can work with.The immediate avenues of investigation we have is: people we've had dealings with in the last 6 months-year and any next of kin our missing Doll might have.
>>25143727If the missing doll had any living next of kin then we really need to be less sloppy in the future.
>>25142405Do as you please for now, I will visit you later after you and Rose are settled, I must retire and think on some disconcerting matters. Send The Angel to me, I may have a task for him.I think we should get the Angel out, have him inspect the castle, see if theres any breaches or signs of damage/tampering. If someone broke in and stole the doll that could be trouble, the next thing I think we need to do is contact our friend the Earl of Blackford. He's traded with us in the past, perhaps we can ask him for some assistance, he likely has a larger presence in Shadescast and can throw a wider, more thorough search if we ask nicely. Perhaps offer him a guest of honor position at the gala we should definitely hold.
>>25143837You mean like how we captured all those cattle from the streets and didn't check to see if they had any family?Granted they were hobos, and were liable to disappear anyway, but a similar instance of capture could've produced a doll with living family.Hell, given that we recently did something that could've allowed next of kin to remain alive, this means that we may have done it before.
>>25143937>contact our friend the Earl of Blackford and ask him for some assistanceNoooo! We just took his shirt in a deal.It was a legitimate deal but he's still going to be a little pissed about it.
>>25144062Oh crap. Yeah, support this post.
>>25144062Wasn't he happy about the deal? That's why it was so effective, he thought he was getting the better out of it. It would be a good idea either way, if he is miffed, this will mend bridges, if he is still pleased this can help us squeeze him into our pocket.Also Alucard, does Isabella have any relatives, siblings by the same sire? Actual blood relatives that may have been turned by another sire?
You look out over the city as you consider your answer, taking in the view from your newly-planted garden. The spires and crags of Shadescast are wholly confined within a massive cavern in the bowels of the earth. Distant 'stars' shine from within the stalactites at the top of the cavern, illuminating the city below. Your castle, like most other parts of significant architecture in Shadescast, is made of the same rock as the cavern itself, carved and shaped into a grand, gothic architecture that is half-submerged into a massive stalagmite rising from the cavern floor. A steep, winding flight of spiral stairs leads downward to the shantytown slums where the commoner vampires and chattel live, but anyone of consequence will simply fly to your doorstep. Certain particularly high-ranking vampires have their castles in stalactites, completely divorced from the cavern floor. From here, you can see a dozen distant points of light, the only marks in the darkness of the cavern to show the castles of other vampires worth speaking to. Within one of those towers lies the vampire that stole one of your dolls. You can feel it in your blood. > Continued
>>25144205You nod to Scarlet. "There is much you will need to learn. If you are to be presentable to the nobility of this great city, you will have need of etiquette, dance, and many other small necessities of the courtly world. But I am good at teaching others; and I have no doubt that you will be a stellar student."You take one of her hands, and lead her back into the castle. "We will start with tea. In Grand Victoria, tea is a practically a religion in and of itself; those vampires that adopt their customs, who are many, will expect you to know the careful rituals of the drink. To them, it is only second to blood in importance."You gently tug on Scarlet's hand, and she obediently leans down to listen to you more closely. You whisper into her ear…"And finally, someone has sent a hunter after me. You know the hunter as my loyal dog, Fluffy. That same person has taken one of my dolls. We will discuss this, and determine who is most likely to wish me harmed; and if we can come to no agreement, we will have to resort to detective work."You Scarlet lightly on her cheek, enjoying the taste of blood on your tongue. "I have no doubt that you will serve me well in this, Scarlet."> Will you begin the investigation now? If so, where will you start?
>>25144212The doll. Let's try to find her background.
>>25144129>Wasn't he happy about the deal?We took his fucking shirt. The only reason he was okay with it at the time is because he was paying attention to our pretty serving girl and not the details of our business.>It would be a good idea either way, if he is miffed, this will mend bridges,Going to someone you just ripped off and asking for favours is not the best way to mend fences.
>>25144212go over people who don't like us.
>>25144212How did she react to getting a smooch?Begin the investigation.Start by drinking tea with Scarlet, educate her while doing so, and look through any logs and recorded things about people who we have consulted for in the last year or so, especially anyone who visited us multiple times, if need be we'll look further, but let's keep it at this level for now. Hopefully we have this recorded or we'll have to look through our memory for the answers which will be more troublesome.In addition rack our memory for any notable outings we've made in the same time period and people who we may have interacted poorly with.
>>25144302Yes, yes, we did take his shirt. But where has Alucard indicated that the Earl was upset with the deal? I just don't want to jump to conclusions if we have an opportunity available to us.
>>25144286Second. Good as place to start as any.
>>25144129Isabella has an older sister. Older by about a century, though like Isabella, she looks about 13. They don't get along. Their sire is dead, so far as they know, and they should, because they killed him.
>>25144129He was distracted by a particular slave. Either he knows something we don't (unlikely but possible) and actually fleeced us, or he will recognize that we shafted him once his interest in that slave has waned. Whether that would lead to greater respect for us or a desire to tear our throat out for the loss of face is debatable. My guess is both.
>>25144404All of Isabella's human family are centuries-dead.
>>25144404Gentleanons, we have a suspect.
>>25144212Beginning the search as soon as possible would be good, do we know which doll was taken precisely? Perhaps we should visit the dolls and see if they can direct us to some clues or at least we can gain some insight by the ones left behind. Perhaps there was something special about the doll, like the other one that seems to have a good knack for fleshcrafting as evidenced in scarlet, angel, and hunter.As we're travelling, lets summon our head of house and begin laying out preparations for a gala too. If we find that it was one of the local nobles that did it, we can turn the gala into either a tribunal, an execution, or a diversion. Or any combination of the 3.
>>25144404> like Isabella, she looks about 13I take it our sire was a rather creepy sort of fellow?>Their sire is dead, so far as they know, and they should, because they killed him.Damn we were hardcore back in the day.
>>25144404>So far as they knowThat seems like an awful thing to not be sure about. Wouldn't we have had to personally murder him in his casket?
>>25144404Definitely prime suspect, here. Though it's too early to discount other possibilities of course. We need to consolidate all info on her, and see if we have any clues.
>>25144437Possible, hard to say for sure, we'll investigate further, don't count anyone out at this juncture or get too attached to it.And I think she'd go for something bigger than just burning some books if she really wanted to hurt us. >>25144404Did our sire have a thing for 12-13 year old girls? What's our sister's name? Is there a particular reason why we dislike each other?
>>25144404What is our older sibling's name?>inb4 Francescathat's my vote anyway. We're linked by blood to an extent, would we have noticed her presence if she visited covertly or otherwise?>>25144476I think killed here is referring to a full on stake in the box. Alucard can probably provide details if we take a trip down that memory lane.>>25144410This is what I'm talking about, the Earl might not be upset with the deal, I agree here, he might have even developed a healthy respect for us.
>>25144464Yes, and that is the direct reason why he is now as dead as a pair of very, very pissed off vampires can make you. >>25144476Yes. You did. You staked him, cut off his head, doused the body in holy water, burned what was left, and scattered the rest under a sunlit sky. But he was older than you, and very old vampires have a bad habit of living through things they really shouldn't. It's as sure as you and your sister could make it.
>>25144450>begin laying out preparations for a gala too.1, inviting a Large group of Vampires into your home sounds like a terrible idea in general.2, Being civilised and respecting the Guests Right is a big thing for us. Issuing an invitation to our home, only to use it as a trap sounds most uncouth.
>>25144450No gala. We are a recluse.
>>25144523The laws of hospitality in Shadescast are enforced with a great deal more vigor than in other cities, given that half the inhabitants have this thing about thresholds.
>>25144516Alucard?>>25144520AlucardI think an anon is reading your mind, I wouldn't mind finding out more about the Earl's current relation to us.>>25144544Even a recluse has to have a social event from time to time, just something once a century to let them know we're still breathing...
>>25144520Man... our dad must have been one fucked up guy.
>>25144544We can still have a gala while being a recluse. Like Bruce Wayne at the start of the last Batman movie.
>>25144572Before or after we staked him, cut off his head, dragged his corpse filled coffin outside doused it holy water and let it catch a sunrise?>>25144568>>25144575Reclusegalamind
>>25144506Vampires are fucked up 'people.'Our sister's name was Evangeline Fransesca Markova when we knew her, but since then she's moved up in the world and is now Evangeline Fransesca Scarlet, eighth of the Line of Remilia. That was about when we stopped speaking to her.
>>25144568We don't breathe.Also, I think it's a pretty bad idea. We're an eccentric recluse with a penchant for the occult, we should keep up that image.
>>25144575>>25144544Could we come up with an excuse? Some reason why we're obligated to throw a party? Maybe dad's birthday memorial for extra irony.
>>25144596I see what you did there
>>25144550>The laws of hospitality in Shadescast are enforced with a great deal more vigor than in other cities,So, hosting a gala should be mostly safe, because the guests would play nice.But turning it into any sort of trap would get us fucked.That about the sum of it?
>>25144568>just something once a century to let them know we're still breathing...
>>25144601Didn't we just acquire and reorganize/reopen an airship yard, perhaps it's a launch party?
>>25144596Okay, it seems unlikely that she'd go after us, given that she's up to 8th of the line she's got 4 generations on us now, she's going to be busy with her own politicking rather than going after us. If she was going after us to tie up loose ends she wouldn't just go to inconvenience us I don't think.
>>25144636It might send the wrong message to the dude we got it from. Like, sorta rub in what a good deal we got.
>>25144636>That would play well in Mark, but it would be more than a little incongruous with our image in Shadecast.
>>25144615Yes. Only the insane break the laws of hospitality in Shadescast. The punishment is... inventive. By the standards of a group of vampires who have been trying to come up with ways to kill each other creatively for hundreds of years. You just don't screw with the Host Right. Of course, that's not to say that the particularly stupid or clever don't occasionally do it, but you sure as hell don't get caught.
>>25144636Why should everyone know what we're up to?I say keep our businesses to ourselves.No gala
>>25144608The lines of vampires are named after significant figures from other works. Remilia is a significant influence here so she gets a shout-out.
>>25144596Bitch totally stole our Lady-in-Waiting's name.
>>25144636Let's wait until we have more information and investigation on this subject before we start throwing parties willy-nilly, it might be justified for what we're doing, or it could not help at all or get in the way. We start with some old-fashioned investigation before we consider bringing people over, we need some leads first.
>>25144722I wonder what she'd think that we named our new minion Scarlet?
>>25144722Other direction, actually. Scarlet, aside from being rather red-colored herself, rather reminds you of your sister- at least, the parts of her you liked.
>>25144722or, we could see it as naming our lady-in-waiting after her for shiggles
>>25144757So Scarlet is basically a sister surrogate?
>>25144754>>25144757I'm not sure she'll take it very well...
>>25144753Agreed. No damned parties.
>>25144464We still are, we just focused our hardcore-ness into making bonemonster dolls. Now that our ire is drawn again, its likely that we will resume our hardcoreness in full.>>25144596What a bitch. in b4 she shows up to troll
>>25144596>Vampires are fucked up 'people.'OP, I don't thik I've said this yet, but thank you for running this and don't tone it down. You've hit that sweet spot of horror and humor, I look forward to what's to come.
>>25144757>>25144777I know, it was a joke. Could we get a basic timeline on how long ago we offed Creepy Lolifucker Markova, eleventh in the line of Markova and how long ago we stopped being on speaking terms with our sister and she started moving up in the world and joined the Scarlets?Also what was Creepy Lolifucker Markova's name?
>>25144757We are just a big ball of blood rage and daddy issues in a frilly dress aren't we? >>25144753Fine fine let's wait on the party (not letting it go) and investigate our doll. Where was she from? Who knew her? What did she know?
>>25144808Pretty much, yep.
>>25144840I mean eleventh in the line of Carmilla. >>25144850Daww, I wonder how many sister surrogates and ladies-in-waiting we've gotten and then disposed of by this point?Probably a lot. >>25144844Add in some dashes of adorable, fleshcrafting, gardening, and a strange love of dolls and that seems pretty accurate.
>>25144844The daddy issues were settled about when you ate his heart to take his power for your own.
>>25144836I agree. It's got a certain macabre humour to it.Also, it occurs to me how similar the dolls and fleshcraft shtick is to phyrexia.
>>25144836Seconding this OP. Don't let it go friendly neighborhood vampire on us, friend! Though that'd be tough with our dolls and fleshcreatures.Also, HOW THE FUCK DID THE DOLLS MAKE SCARLET? Seriously, she's like a...blood elemental or some shit!
>>25144850She's a sister surrogate, and we just gave her a kiss and savored the taste?Freud would have a thing or two to say about our relationship with our sister.
>>25144840Twelfth in the line of Carmilla (the surname of which is Markova). You are his heart and took that rank for yourself. That was when you were about a hundred. Then Eva started wrangling her way into power and spending less time with you, you had a falling out, and a century or so later she's in the higher courts and you're still a recluse sitting in your sire's castle. You never really forgave her for that.
>>25144894I still say we should at least let the staff begin work on preparations for the gala while we ourselves and perhaps with some assistance from team A.S.H. (whut, angel, scarlet, hunter, it's like some really bad cartoon team name), lets start the investigation with the dolls.
>>25144973Freud was a hack and doesn't exist on this world so his things to say count for shit.
>>25144973He'd probably ask about our relationship with our father first.
>>25144974One day we'll catch her with her guard down and eat her out, see what she thinks about that.
>>25144973Yeah, Isabella needs a therapist badly. I'd name all the issues she's got, but I don't want to spell them all out for you and it'd take too long.
>>25144974>sitting in our sire's castleOh shit, what if HE sent that hunter on us? As revenge.
>>25144989No fucking gala!Bad bad bad idea.
>>25144974So, either sis is trying to break us out of our shell (hahaha, no) or we actually have attracted someone's notice? Whose's the fourteenth in our line?
So, right now, sister dearest is at the top of the suspect list? Seems like the sort of person who would want to annoy the unliving shit out of us but isn't necessarily dead set on having us killed.How do we go about investigating without bringing down the wrath of vampire politicks?
>>25145025then he survived without a heart. which is impressive
>>25145011eat her heart out, her heart>>25145016>>25145027christ, it's not like we're inviting all of markova in right now, even if we begin preparations we don't have to announce anything. if we do decide it's in our interests, then we're good to go, if we decide we need one later then we'll have to go through the preparations all over, besides what else is the house staff doing?
>>25145004Freud was good at observation and description, not so much at prediction. So his theory is shit but the symptoms and defense mechanisms he cataloged are pretty okay.
>>25144989No galla. Stop it. We'll have a coming out party eventually, but not now.
>>25145056Oh, I meant he was a spooky scary ghost.That works, too.
>>25144989No gala. We've got a job to do now, let's get on with it.Maybe later we can have one. Right now, it's just sidetracking us.
>>25145056Or any other organs. Did you not get the memo about "reduced to ash and then left to scatter in the sun?"
>>25144973Freud would probably have a lot to say about 350 year old little girl vampires, because I'm pretty sure they would all be screwed up in their own unique way.Though I find the Scarlet thing to be somewhat endearing, more than anything. Creepy as hell, but endearing. Though that last sentence basically describes the entire character.
>>25145058im with this camp, why not prepare, as anon stated, we don't actually have to announce anything, we can handwavium the important bits later, just let the staff know we've got plans.Again, we don't have to announce anything to the public of Shadecast
>>25144333anyways, let us get back to the story, and begin our investigation.
>>25144974Pretty fucked up mang.OK, anons, let's get down to business.1. Find out what our sister is up to.2. Research the missing doll.3. Quality time with servants. Chat with Scarlet, mind fuck Rose some more, see what the other goons are up to (especially Slab, we miss him!).4. AIRSHIPS. Let's get that up and running. We were buying a trade fleet right?5. Fuckyea Gala. Look, people keep assuming it's going to be a rushed out front for an attack but it needn't be. We'll hold a memorial service in honor of our poor departed father (taken from us too soon). Our sister will HAVE to come to that and behave. Neutral territory, good spot to scope her out safely. This is long term.
>>25145058If you prepare for a gala you can't just..... hold onto the preparations.Shit doesn't work that way.Do you even elegant party?
>>25145124i'm alright with this, just no major renovation, or something attention getting like ordering 500 trays of shrimpLets get down to the doll house and see what we can discover there, that seems to be the start of the disappearance, and may be our first clue.Also, I like the idea of at least asking for the Earl's advice
>>25145101Minor irritants that were soon fixed. On a side note, once fixed, it let him mingle on the Dark Continent for a time!
>>25145148> a memorial service in honor of our poor departed father I like the way you think, anon.
>>25145148Our sister is irrelevant save for the objectives numbered two and five. Two is actually number one though.
>>25145058>preparations we don't have to announce anything>f we decide we need one later then we'll have to go through the preparations all over,The preparations would mostly include decorations, food and hiring entertainers.Sooo, you want to hang up all the gala decorations and just leave them out. Put out a load of food to spoil and hire entertainers to sit around and do nothing.Just stop it. You've just got attached to you pet idea and are pushing it when it makes no sense right now.
>>25145159Nah. No gala at all.
>>25145148No goddamned gala.
>>25145148>3...give Scarlet lessons on mindfuckery using Rose.We gave Scarlet her own pet, she has to take some responsibility for training it.
>>25145148I actually like the idea of a mock memorial service. Would that be frowned upon in Shadecast, or seen as sort of amusing and quaint? Because amusing and quaint would be the perfect tone to investigate.
>>25145194>>25145209>>25145156>>25145093>>25145068No gala, it would appear. > Would you like a quick rundown on who else might want to kill or inconvenience us?
>>25145187what he said.
>>25145031My guess is that she's got more important stuff on her plate than her recluse little sister who hasn't done shit for hundreds of years.>>25145025Unlikely, he's probably dead, and if he was back there's no way he would be that polite about taking his house back, it'd be messier and a lot more effective, not just burning some books.People, start with >>25144333We first look into who has grudges against us or reason to fuck us over, then we investigate the dolls and determine who was capable of doing that and we narrow it down that way.No need for a gala, at least not at this juncture. If it ends up with us needing one we'll deal with that, but until then don't bother.
>>25145187>>25145194>>25145209Nobody is proposing we do it now. Let's just table it and keep it in mind. Research time is now.>>25145220Who said it needs to be productive? I just love screwing with her. Also we should keep an eye to see what Scarlet is doing.
>>25145228Not frowned upon, no. Particularly for those who knew the deceased. It'd be seen as a grand joke.
>>25145254yes please. it's best to know our prime suspects
>>25145254Please. We're sort of floundering here without any guidance.
>>25145254Yes! As Monty Python put it best, GET ON WITH IT!
>>25145272The timing might be a bit off though.
>>25145287>>25145280>>25145278>>25145271Good, it would appear we were all waiting for the others to get on with it. > Getting on with it
>>25145272Well, the memorial gala idea is worth keeping in mind for the future then, even if we aren't planning to put it into action anytime soon.
>>25145254>Would you like a quick rundown on who else might want to kill or inconvenience us?That would be good.
>>25145159So, vampire appetizers would translate as what, selectively feed humans? Or is there an age criteria I don't know about?
>>25145187the gala wasn't my idea though, I just thought it was clever, no need to be anal about it.it's like that deal with the names, a lot of people in this quest get butthurt so hard when they don't get their way, that said>>25145254a list of rivals, problems would be nice, but lets get to the investigation first. Having a list of suspects now without any evidence might lead us to chasing the wrong lead
>>25145254Yes, dear lord yes. I wrote >>25144333 earlier and still support it. Get info, we'll move from there.
>>25145272Excellent. If/when we ever do decide to throw a party, we have the perfect theme.Now, on with the investigation!
>>25145350Supporting this post-murder list. Additionally let's take note of what she is doing to Rose. Could give us some clues as to her personality.
>>25145338anon has a point, even if we get a murder list, we might start throwing knives in the dark and hoping we hit something instead of finding out an actual lead and direction first
>>25145338We'll cross-reference this list with other leads we pick up and investigation into the doll, we aren't going to just run off the moment we hear someone's name.
>>25145330I dunno, frozen blood cubes on cocktail sticks.Or maybe bread, except with blood instead of water.With a little creative application, you could probably come up with a lot of appetizers that used blood as a primary ingredient, though I'm not sure how well guests would take that. It'd either be "Oh, how stylish.", "Bleh." or "Holy shit, what the fuck are you doing?"
>>25145446A champagne fountain, except you know, you cut someone's throat and have them bleed into the arrangement of glasses.
>>25145418I'm sure there are any number of information brokers in Shadescast which would be able to provide us with a list of suspects who have solid alabis.
>>25145446red jellonever gonna look at it the same nowINVESTIGATION HO, discuss partystuff after the current thing objective is done
>>25145465Cut their throat? Oh hoooooooooowwwwww gauche! And completely last season! Why back in my day, we threw bloodthralls onto a bed of spikes that ran through filters that added only the finest flavors! Bah, the youths of today!
>>25145483we're a recluse, we're still in last century>cutting throats>1313
>>25145506I really hope were friends with/at least one vampire who is campier than hell and doesn't give a single iota of fuck because he's so well secluded in the vampire power structure that his position gives Ventinari pangs of jealousy. Base it off the fun parts from that one vampire boss of that shitty vampire movie.
>>25145465Oh man, I had a really dark response written to that, now lost to captcha...well, the general divergence was binding the bloodbag in a stress position over the arrangement of glasses and going for a slower, more excruciating for of exsanguination. Provide the guests with a decent conversation piece and all.
>>25145482this guy has it right, it might be neat to discuss, but wait till after the thread is in autosage or attach something directly useful, like so>>25145031We should write our sister a letter later, asking what she's been up to, if she's been too busy visit her beloved sibling, ask if she's expanded her doll collection recently if she has one.How are we going to communicate with the dolls, perhaps we can just ask them to show us any evidence they may have discovered about their missing number.
>>25145539That's pretty nonspecific.Though speaking of camp, David Bowie as a vampire might be chuckleworthy.
>>25145561They might point at specifically interesting things, but their mindset is such that they don't really speak or write at all.Either way, it'd only take 5 minutes so it's worth a shot if nothing else.
>>25145539>Base it off the fun parts from that one vampire boss of that shitty vampire movie.But there are literally hundreds of shitty vampire movies.
>>25145561We're not on good terms with sister dearest. A letter like that out of the blue would scream "THIS IS A TRAP!", or possibly get burnt before being opened, depending on how bad that particular relationship is.
>>25145539I think you've just described big daddy Drac when he's indulging in a little recreational pixie juice (yeah, uncreative when it comes to vampiric drugs, help me /tg/, you're my only hope!).
>>25145562Okay I meant Micheal Sheen in that ONE movie. Get dragged there and it was the one redeeming feature
>>25145561Do you want our sister to eat our heart, burn our body and turn whatever ash and spirit is left into a trophy of some sort (I don't think we rate dollification in her eyes)?
>>25145658Does she even have a doll collection? I thought that was just Isabella's thing.
>>25145615If our sister was behind it, then the letter is the first shot fired in vampire politik wars, and recovering our doll, if not, she might not even be bothered to read it, or reply.We're 4 generations behind her, it seems to me that she would be more direct with someone that far down from her. Though she is our sister. >>25145615 It can't hurt to try.>>25145658Again, if she is the culprit, then it might actually tip her hand depending on the response, it will likely take a day more to get to her anyway. Why would she kill us anyway, she wanted our stuff, if she could bust in and take our shit without us knowing, then we should be dead anyway and the fact that we're not says that the relationship isn't that bad if she is the culprit that stole the doll in the first place at all.Fuck grammar
>>25145328You rack your brain for anyone who you might have annoyed in the last three centuries. One century spent as your sire's personal attack dog, amongst… other things. You might well have made some enemies here and not known it. You hope not. Two centuries spent consulting on other vampires' projects. Let's see, who might you have annoyed…People who you consulted with on plans to take down other vampires: six. Plans that were tried: six. Plans that were successful: three. That gives you at least six possible pissed-off vampires that might want to hurt or kill you.Let's see, how many of those were within the last decade or so… only one. A blockheaded vampire from the line of Nosferatu who screwed up the plan you gave him on a silver platter. Sending a thug to smash your things is just the sort of stupid plan that he might come up with. What was his name again… Oh yes, Nalus. Nalus what's-his-middle-name Blackford, twentieth or so of the line of Orlov. Hm, did you ever go out of the castle in that time…? There was that trip to the Republic of Mori where you accidentally started a riot. Maybe someone's after you for that one. How long ago was that again? Oh right, that was only four years ago. My, does it ever all blur together. When was the other time, the one where you had to consult on getting another vampire a seat in Eyesocket's nobility? Oh yes. Twenty-eight years ago. Still within living memory, at least. Who was that again…? You can't recall. Maybe you kept a record of it somewhere.
>>25145701I daresay this might have been a reason for the split. Not THE reason but a further reason for the separation.
>>25145717This disorder is most unbecoming of a lady. I demand we start organizing our thoughts on a journal....which we will keep locked up in a Tomb of Horrors that only we can get through.
>>25145717Blackford? as in a childe of the Earl? or just a member of the Earl's house?I wonder how that riot got started >recalls Scarlet's rolls from yesterdayah, I see.eyesocket is a city? similar to shadecast? might be good to know the name of the one involved there, and the one who's seat was being takenLets talk to the dolls first though, ask them if they found anything, as usual it will be a one sided conversation but maybe they discovered some evidence we can use to kick-start our investigation
>>25145803A member of the Earl's house, who may or may not be his Childe. If so he's his great, great, great, great, etc grandchilde.
>>25145717Hum, Nalus.The motive is about right. Not enough to flat out want us dead, but enough to want to ruffle our feathers a bit. Though, why wait till now? If he was as thick as we believe, then he probably would have acted recklessly and made a move right away.Either way, it bears investigation. Find out what he was up to on the night the Hunter entered our Castlevania, any recent meetings, etc. Speak to an information broker if necessary.
>>25145822Is there any particular bond of loyalty in the Blackford house? Will our friend the Earl come after us if we moved against this Nalus chap?
>>25145717Okay, keep Nalus in the back of our mind, but don't automatically assume it was him.It may have been the others before him, but as we don't remember much about them and it was a while ago we'll table them for now and pick them back up if need be. May have been Mori, unsure, doubtful that us helping someone getting a seat in Eyesocket led to this.If we have a journal or notebook of this sort of thing dig it out of storage. I'd at the very least like more detail on Nalus Blackford, it seems relevant. How long ago was our deal with Nalus?Share our findings and thoughts so far with Scarlet, get her take on it, then visit the dolls see if they can inform us somehow about the missing doll. We may have to scry for it which'll not be the hardest thing in the world, we have some severe sympathetic connections to it what with having made it and having a chunk of its porcelain from the Hunter. >>25145858I'm guessing that if we're loud and public about it he will be forced to take action for the sake of reputation if nothing else, if we keep it on the down low or from being tracked back to us we're probably in the clear.
>>25145858We know their house is not well thought of, although we don't know why (in meta at least).
>>25145858more reason to call blackford to tea with us, or perhaps visit him, we can ask him about helping us with our problem, and investigate his relation with the Nosy. Hell, given how blockheaded this guy is, maybe the Earl wouldn't regret him quietly disheartening himself one bright morning?
>>25145885After some more investigation and some actual evidence pointing to him we might do that.>>25145880I'm guessing that Nosferatu did something to royally piss off the other vamps and that's why they're not well thought of.
>>25145717Okay, so that's one set of possibilities. What about the missing Doll. What do we know about who it was and where we got it from?
>>25145885Perhaps.We'll have to edge around the conversation a bit, but I think inviting the Earl for tea at some point could be a profitable venture. Not in the capital sense this time, even.Before that, though, let's get all the info we can on these suspects without putting into circulation that we're looking for info on them.
>>25145885am alright with this, after we see what the dolls have discovered if anything, if it was a nosferatu, would the dolls have been able to even see what happened? can't they obfuscate most stuff around them?>>25145885vindication!>inb4 Earl is mad with us because we took his shirt
>>25145908Yes, missing doll now. What do we know. Let's put the pieces together.
>>25145908The doll? It was once a young, cheerful man by the name of Selim. He had the most fascinating eyes... Well worth preserving. You don't believe he had any family; you took him in off the street. If he had any, they would be long since dead by now; that doll is one of your older ones, and would be almost two centuries old.
>>25145947linked to wrong post>>25145873meant this,
>>25145988Good, we can scratch the possibility off the list. We shall miss his eyes if we are unable to get him back.
>>25145988Which of the people we've wronged have knowledge that the dolls exist at all? Also we ARE talking aloud as we teach Scarlet how to into tea yeah?
>>25145988did that doll have any latent talents we were possibly aware of? like the fleshcrafting dollLets get down to the Doll House now and interview the dolls.
>>25145988Do we have any ability to track him magically? We have a bit of him I think.
>>25146018More or less, yes.
>>25145988So... nothing of note there. At least outwardly. File that info and move on.Servant time to cap off tonight's activities? I want to see what all our adorable sla- I mean experi- I mean cherished subordinates are up to.
>>25145988How tragic that it has been removed from our collection.If nothing else, we must find this interloper to ensure that one retains it's place in the dollhouse.
>>25146032All the dolls are fleshcrafters. They've learned by torturing people for hundreds of years. They just needed a spark of knowledge, that's all.
>>25146032Also, people still don't understand this, so I'll spell it out.Dolls cannot communicate beyond simple gestures. That's how they're made, so that Isabella can make-believe with them. They have no form of communication that Isabella knows of, because she deliberately built them to be empty playthings for her. Toys don't get to have opinions.
>>25145988Well, that's one option down.Can we get a list of our recent visitors to the castle?Someone took the Doll and showed it to the hunter. (most likely as motivation to show how evil we are)A list of people to visit in the last 6 months would be great.We have the list of people we might have pissed off. Once we get the list of visitors, we can cross reference them.If we find a name connected to both lists, we'll have a lead suspect.
>>25146124The only people on the list of suspects are ones within a short period of vampire time (IE, within the last decade where not noted.)
>>25146112When i said interview, I was meaning literally, we can just go down there, say, something along the lines of do any of you have any evidence that suggests who or what took selim, or if he wandered off on his own for some reason. then just let them hand it over.
>>25146167You could certainly try that, yes.
>>25146167wasn't...god damn I can't type tonight at all
>>25146124Oh wait, sorry. Visitors.
>>25146036Lets try this. It's the simplest option and give immediate results.
>>25146217Any objections to this?
>>25146234Supporting, for all the good it'll do. We can cross it off the list.
>>25146211In the past six months, you've had thirty-five visitors. Any number of them could have had holdings in the Republic, but Nalus was among them.
Rolled 76, 33 = 109>>25146239Roll Eeriness + Acumen.
>>25146234Not really, go for it. We'll cross-reference visitors in a little bit.Make sure to take our time on the ritual and if need be nom some blood from somebody before we do it so we have enough blood to throw at the magic. We want as much detail as possible, not only where it is but what its surroundings are like, if there's anyone around it, and if possible how it got there and when it left us.
Rolled 11, 68 = 79>>25146290ROLLAN
Side note: What is our number guy doing? We haven't heard from him for a while...I think we instructed him to look over the books at our new airship works?
>>25146160Oh, so those were our /only/ visitors in the last few years?The most recent one was still a few years ago, could we have not noticed our missing Doll that long?Option 1. We are retarded level unobservant and Nalus took the Doll years ago.Option 2. Someone infiltrated our castle recently and stole the Doll then.Nalus doesn't sound like the covert-ops sort. I think someone else stole the Doll.That riot in Mori was only 4 years ago. Can we get some details about that?Did the riot kill anyone from a powerful family?Did it wreck the holdings of anyone important?
Rolled 27>>25146299Success on Eeriness, failure on Acumen. This will be fun. Roll Discipline.
Rolled 82>>25146324Oh boy
Rolled 49, 34 = 83>>25146299Hmmm, a hit on eeriness and a miss on acumen. So we get muddled visions?>>25146309He ginned up four not entirely real holdings for us. They take acumen rolls to use.
Rolled 74>>25146324Gotcha. Thankfully only one degree of failure on the Acumen, that shouldn't make it too bad.
>>25146333SHIT'S ABOUT TO GET REAL.
>>25146324>>25146333Writing up the scrying attempt.
>>25146333Oh balls, we're going to be angry as all fuck.
>>25146355My prediction for what happens>You scry, the abyss stares back at you, san check go, or murder the closest servants in a hysteria induced rage.
>>25146336Oh, very good then.Sooo, try the scrying. If that doesn't work or just doesn't narrow it down enough.We'll cross reference the lists and see who's connected to both of them.
>>25146335Ah right; but he's not doing anything specific now?
>>25146375My prediction for what happens.>You scry, the abyss stares back at you, san check go, the abyss fails its san check.We are one Eerie little girl.
>>25146400Not that we're aware of. Man we really are not aware of a lot. I'm amazed EVERYBODY hasn't ran away by now.
>>25146365You and Scarlet decide that the obvious first thing to do is scry for the missing doll using the shard of its skin you hold. Stirring the tea with the shard, you carefully cut your own hand and let the blood run down into the steaming-hot drink. You focus. This kind of magic works best with a strong emotion behind it… And you have just the fuel in your anger at whomever stole your doll. Focussing, you let words spill from your mouth unthought. "Shadow, whisper; breaking chalice. Flaring candle, blackened malice. Casting circles, anger zealous,Hatred kindles, devil jealous!" The blood sinks into the tea, dying it deep red, and you clutch at Scarlet's wrist with your other hand as the spell takes you fully. "I am your sweet regretWith protective shellGently drag you downto this dirty hell!"The saucer cracks under your grip, dropping the cup three inches onto the table, but somehow not a drop of tea is spilled. "Scream out, treachery!Everyone just likes to lookI just want to see youDancing on a meat hook!"The spell smashes into your senses, and you are gone. Another place. Another room. The doll, lying on the ground of a cell; it turns to look at you, and then something from beyond your sight crashes into your magical senses. You scream out in your mind, straining against the enchantment that tries to force you from the scene, but it is futile. You awaken after a few minutes, ravenous, and only a drink from Scarlet's blood-red hair prevents you from attacking her outright- but you need more! > You gained 40 Hunger by failing an opposed roll!> You then lost 14 hunger by drinking from Scarlet. > Your overall hunger is at 61. Roll discipline immediately to prevent yourself from drinking more from the dwindling Scarlet and risking permanent damage to her!
Rolled 40>>25146620Oh shit rolling
Rolled 25>>25146620oh boy
>>25146639>>25146646Just good enough.
>>25146620So the only thing we really got from this is that the doll is imprisoned in a cell and whoever did this is decent at magic. Fuck.That's a problem with rolling against raw base stats without bonuses from circumstance or skill, and rolling against multiple things at once. Just by the law of large numbers we're going to fuck up some part of anything big.
Rolled 38>>25146620She's not dinner, she's our sister!Go take some blood donations from a few servants.
>>25146675It's time for Rose to contribute.
>>25146704We'll want to spread the load out pretty wide, we're hungry as hell and don't want to hurt anyone important.Or we drain from some dregs.
Rolled 17>>25146620After we've got something to drink.Rolling Acumen to be smart and observant. Maybe we noticed some small details that could be useful.
>>25146648You manage to stop yourself before taking another drink from Scarlet. She flinches away from you, and the sight of her frightened face- which for once you did not intend- snaps you fully from your stupor and back into full control.The hunger feels like a pit of snakes on fire in your belly. It screams out for something, anything to fill it. You can control it for now. But you know that the longer you go without feeding the more likely you are to let it loose. > Your hunger is over 50. You are starving. All tests other than Discipline are at -10 to the stat until your hunger drops under 50. You must roll discipline whenever your hunger increases or immediately feed on the closest living thing. Other stimuli may also trigger this discipline check. When your hunger reaches 75 you will go into an irrecoverable hunger frenzy.
>>25146738Oh yes, you also must roll discipline to only sip lightly or sip deeply (IE, if you don't succeed in your discipline when feeding you will risk permanent damage to the person you feed on.)
>>25146738Assemble servants immediately. Eat some of everybody. Eat somebody expendable first then move on down the line.
>>25146738"I truly apologize Scarlet, I did not expect that level of defenses on the doll."Bring someone completely disposable and useless to us, drain from them, it doesn't matter if we kill them.
>>25146738We've got 40+ servants in the house.Just pick an expendable dreg to feed on first in case we take to much.
>>25146738We could always go and terrorize that village in the forest.
>>25146738Gah, we need a dungeon full of expendable chattel for situations just like this! I think another human 'shopping trip' is needed once our current hunger is sated.
>>25146795Nobody in the house is expendable now. All the servants are long-standing and more-than-mind-controlled. There is someone, but I feel I should let you work it out yourself.
>>25146819(The dregs are all gone, alas.)
>>25146819How much blood does Fluffy have?
>>25146816If its night-time there, I second this.
>>25146841>>25146841Quite a bit, but it's rather hard to get at it under all that armor. And it would be trying to eat you.
>>25146819>>25146829From the pastebin>Servants: 39+3>20 Castle: Dolls, House Staff, Dregs, NumberologistThugly will do if we don't have anyone else.We now have our Toy Soldiers, Scarlet, ect.A human that's only good for dumb muscle is of little use to us now.
>>25146819Scarlet, Angel, Fluffy are all too useful.Slab and Rose are less than ideal.We could try to eat our tin soldiers, but not sure if it'll work.Servants are the last line.
>>25146900Dregs should be gone from there, my apologies. Also, servant points aren't 1:1 with bodies.
>>25146890>And it would be trying to eat you.We will have to get round to Dominating him at some point.But for now. Feed then see if we can discern anything useful from that scrying.
>>25146903Hm. Well, you could always try >>25146874as it is nighttime in Ulvenwald.
>>25146816Yes, lets abduct a villager and drink them dry.
>>25146945With all the rolls we'll be failing stealth can't be guaranteed. Or safety even.
>>25146819What has Maxwell been up to? Also the numerologist's name is Thomas, Maxwell was named Knife, he wanted immortality.
>>25146929We have things to do right now. Just eat in.Going for a nice rampage in the woods sounds like fun, but we don't want to get sidetracked for 2 threads and forget to come back to important stuff.
>>25146945Alright, this seems to be the consensus. >>25146959You're right, I've gotten calm-guy and numberologist-guy mixed up. My bad.
>>25146980We can handle this quickly with an Eeriness and a Celerity roll.
>>25146980Lets not do that then, make it a few rolls and a short description, then back to business here.
Rolled 92, 3 = 95>>25147001Hope this works guys.
>>25147001Both of which are at -10, and we're likely to fuck at least one of them up terribly.
>>25146980I'd rather not risk getting carried away and killing one of our prized servants.
>>25147014There were no survivors.....
>>25147014>92Epic fail.>3Massive success.This should be interesting.
>>25147014Bloodbath is seems...
>>25147014we are eerie as all fuck, but our celerity is good
>>25147026>prized servants.Does thugly even have a use?
Rolled >>25147051We can catch them at least.
>>25147074Does ambitious guy?
>>25147014>Eeriness: 92They will not be scared of us at all.>Celerity: 3We're a flying ninja Vampire. They really should have been scared of us.
>>25147014You dash through the forest, and quickly come to the village Scarlet spoke of. A man is coming back from out in the forest. You ambush him and stare him in the eyes."KNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL!!!!"You screech, voice shrill from hunger.The man looks at this tiny girl that has suddenly appeared from the forest and is squeaking at him to kneel, and doubles over in booming, chest-shaking, uncontrollable laughter. So you tear his fucking throat out with your teeth. Serves him right. > You regain 50 Hunger from completely draining a healthy human. > Your hunger is now at 11.
>>25147154Can the dolls work with a used up body?
>>25147154>> Your hunger is now at 11.Not for long it isn't.We came all the way out here, might as well finish the job.Fill up, have some fun, head back and get to work.
>>25147154i just had to
>>25147192What body?You ate him.All of him.
>>25147213I don't suppose we bothered to look for witnesses before diving into our gruesome meal?
Rolled 65>>25147154That was rash. Let's hide what remains of the body and get home.>>25147255fuck rollan
Rolled 53>>25147255Rolling>>25147213Wasn't sure if we drained him or ate him.
>>25146620Damn, next to nothing from this, and we did great on the Eeriness, I guess we should look at the poetry bits and see if there's anything useful there, because we got next to nothing otherwise.
>>25147280Well.... we did need some new bodies for the hoboflesh initiative right?
>>25147267Licking the blood from your lips, and resolving to burn your clothes when you return back to the mansion, you look from your grisly meal...And discover a man staring transfixed at us down the path. > Roll Eeriness
>>25147312Intergalactic trollforce hoooo~!
Rolled 42>>25147312You have to be fucking kidding me.
>>25147312NO. STOP IT!WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
Rolled 22>>25147306>>25147312Fuck you
>>25147312Fuck you anon. Fuck you forever. Fuck EVERYTHING.
>>25147312So we utterly fail to dominate him, and he raises the alarm that there's a horrible murderer on the loose?
>>25147312that might be somewhat of a good thing... he is not scared of us at all. he will underestimate us
>>25147339This whole fucking village just signed up for the next fucking hobo-flesh trials.
Rolled 93>>25147346Shitstorm has already come.
>>25147312Before you have a chance to tansfix the man with your dominating gaze, he runs screaming for the village. Your vampiric senses catch the sound of many feet stepping out of beds and weapons being hastily retrieved. > What do you do?
>>25147312So..uhh...wait.We rolled 100 on a low-roll-is-good thing.We're covered in blood.Does the man think we're cute?
Rolled 34>>25147306I forget what Eeriness does.
>>25147323Kill them all.Dominate and bring them back as slaves.Don't care. Just make sure we leave no witnesses.Fuck. We probably should have just eaten in.
>>25147369Eeriness is both "How frightening are you" and "how good are you at magic/domination?"
Rolled 18>>25147364HOW ABOUT I COME TO YOUR PLACE AND FUCK YOUR SISTER?>>25147358Stealth and mindfuck!
>>25147358...ah, shit.I don't suppose we can lay the blame on some other vampire, can we?
>>25147358Well we have two choices. We can go home and sleep this off like a bad hangover, or try to run damage control.
>>25147358KILL THEM ALL
>>25147388I say we do what I said here >>25147384>Stealth and mindfuck!
>>25147358Put on as much commanding presence and scariness as possible, leak a bit of san damage, and command them to return to their homes if they do not wish to be next.
>>25147373with accompanying gif
People! From now on we will make damn sure our hunger is as close to zero as we can make it AT ALL TIMES.
>>25147358>> What do you do?No witnesses.Kill them. Slave them. Whatever.No witnesses.This will just be the mysterious tale of the village in the deep woods that vanished.
>>25147358Run home and come back with our tin men and Fluffy to destroy the village and make slaves of the survivors.
>>25147428Guys that was the WHOLE VILLAGE and fighting isn't our shtick. We could try to use true form, otherwise >>25147439 is a much better idea.
>>25147380Fuck it, we need more slaves anyway.I second this!
>>25147439>>25147454>>25147466Any objections to this?
>>25147439YES.I want to reenact the final scene of Zulu with our tin men gunning down the villagers. Front rank, fire! Second rank, fire!
>>25147483FULL STEAM AHEAD.
>>25147483That's fine. Go for it.Don't forget to Dominate Fluffy before we let him out. We haven't done that yet and he was trying to eat us before.
>>25147483Gather the troops, raze the village. Slave as many as possible. Take note of the most capable combatants for hoboflesh initiative.
>>25147495>>25147500Roll Celerity to see how long it takes to get back with the troops.
Rolled 4>>25147520THIS TIME!
>>25147520Oh, and Eeriness for Fluffy.
Rolled 9>>25147536THAT TOO.
>>25147545>>25147535Looks like you've had to do this before.> No survivors or all alive and captured preferred?
>>25147545AND YOU TOO
>>25147535>>25147545AT LAST! AN END TO THE SHITTY ROLLS.
>>25147564Kill most of them, leave a few survivors as takeaway meals for us and Scarlet.
>>25147561Actually both me! Fuck your shit 100-bro.>>25147564cap preferred. Need more test subjects for the dolls.
>>25147564do they need to be alive to use for hoboflesh experiments?
>>25147564Captured and subjugated.
>>25147564We were planning to capture some people to sell and use in hoboflesh projects anyway.Capture some if practical. Don't take any risks that allow some to escape.
>>25147564capture only as many as we can dominate at one time, i'd like there to not be a massive battle inside our castle if they all team up.
>>25147564Feed enough to Fluffy to temporarily sate his hunger and capture the rest.
>>25147634We have a dungeon. If we can strong arm a few more down there with the soldiers all the better.
>>25147637Let Scarlet eat one or two. After we fed on her, she probably needs the blood.
>>25147605Before the villagers have time to organize an effective defense, you're back with your tin soldiers and your Hound on a leash. Fluffy is salivating in anticipation of the hunt ahead. The villagers are all grouped in the middle of the village in a disorganized mob, listening to the story the man who saw you is telling. "Fluffy. Sic'em."And the villagers scatter like ninepins as the massive, saw-toothed hound plunges into their ranks, leaping on the man who saw your blood-stained from and devouring him whole. The remaining villagers flee- directly into the shining bayonets of your tin soldiers, who easily spit the few who are frightened enough to try the headlong charge. Before long, the entire village is trapped between the grinning hound and the blank-faced soldiers. There's about forty in all. Too many to march through the forest all at once. You nod to Fluffy, and the problem is solved. Twenty blood-stained, drooling former farmers stumble into your dungeons a few hours later. Needless to say, you aren't hungry anymore either. > Your Hunger is now zero. > Your Hound's hunger is now zero. > You gained a group of 10 points of Dregs. > You have seized fifteen holdings in the form of a farming village in Ulvenwald.
>>25147770Wait...did we bring Scarlet with us?Because doesn't she have that thing where her hunger goes up for every person she sees die?
>>25147770Why not just let everybody eat their fill?
>>25147800No, we didn't. Luckily.
>>25147825And I think I'll leave it there for tonight, since undoubtably what's going to happen next is a large discussion of farmerfleshbeasts and how many to keep for chattel purpouses.
>>25147793Very good.Let's change out of our filthy cloths and get back to work. See if we can discern any useful details from that scrying.
>>25147862You heard the man.What sort of nature-defying abominations do we want our lovely dolls to make?
>>25147862Never a dull moment with /tg/ dice, but I guess it all went better than expected. So for next time....1. Apologize to Scarlet for eating her. 2. Hoboflesh 2.03. Take inventory of our servants, put some of them to work.4. Airships?5. Investigations?6. PARTY?
>>25147919Here's the archived thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25141541/Here's where you can vote if you care:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Vampire+Doll+Quest
>>25147919Seems pretty comprehensive.
>>25147919>Apologize to Scarlet for eating herYep, let's do that.>Investigations?First, we need to see if we can draw any clues from the scrying. After that, we need to cross reference our list or recent gusts to our list of potential enemies and see who's connected to both.>Take inventory of our servants, We were going to sell more slaves to fund our trade-fleet.>Hoboflesh 2.0Any that aren't good enough to sell.>Airships?These will wait for a few weeks.1, We need to complete our existing contracts in the air-yard.2, If we wait until the Mayor is our BFF, we might get a better deal on our trade licence.3, We need to build up our wealth with slave gold to fund it.>PARTY?Maybe later. We have things to do now.
Let's start the hoboflesh idea process now so we don't have to spend as much time on it next thread.Someone suggested Wolverine claws before, and that might be useful.We could also make a large-ish fleshbeast out of multiple people that out-muscles everything and can eat cities.We could also dominate multiple people, then fuse their brains together, do some other stuff, and make an epic level spellcaster.What else?
>>25147793Hmm a farming village in the middle of nowhere, what could we possible use that for...Build some fences around the village and field, transform it into a slave farm-camp. Then throw a bunch of people there + a drug which increases promiscuity = slave factory.Thoughts?
>>25148085The logistics would be a pain in the ass.If we want more slaves, instead of taking years to breed them, just grab some more hobos from Eyesocket.
>>25148085I'm gonna nip this one in the bud. Not because you couldn't theoretically do it, but because Isabella has this THING about certain kinds of slavery. Our little loli vampire has few moral standards, but she has more reason than most to have this particular one.
>>25148080Spy ghouls were suggested (by me, shameless plug) and that seems like it might be taking on new urgency.>>25148085I did think of flesh melding agri-horrors yea. Don't think breeding is viable given our time table.
>>25148138All of my flesh is now crawling.Sick fuck kept us and our sister as loli sex toys. There will be no forced breeding of slaves.
>>25148138I see.Now feeling much less bothered about us having killed our sire.
>>25148211God we hope we killed him. The alternative is there is an ageless, demi-god pedobear stalking the night.
>>25148233>>25148211>>25148194I reiterate: Vampires are fucked-up 'people'.
>>25148138Ahh right...well so much for that idea.
>>25148142>Spy ghoulsSounds like a good idea. Could be needed soon.Ideas:Enchant with a aura of 'nothing to see here, I'm not important.'Human on the outside but more underneath. Hidden weapons (wolverine claws), flesh-crafted muscle. Enhanced senses. Ect.Self destruct. If they are caught or killed they'll clean up after themselves. No trails leading back to us.Acid bladder to dissolve them on death or a fire spell designed to go off when they die. Maybe both; redundancy.
>>25148233>an ageless, demi-god pedobear stalking the night.I can not un-think that now.
>>25148385This is a horror/humor quest. I think that pretty much sums up the tone right there.
>>25148454You said our Sires name was also Markova. Can we retcon that so we took a new House Name?It would seem in character. Considering how much we hated him and how /enthusiastically/ we killed him, it seems a bit odd that we would keep the House Name he gave us.
>>25148596The House Name can't be changed unless we eat a vampire from another house. All vampires descended from Carmilla have the family name Markova. Instead, we try to avoid any formal occasion that would require us to use our formal title. This... didn't work out too well after the first few years.You can see where the mental issues start creeping in, no? And why we might hate our sister so much?And why she might have immediately gone into politics?
>>25148682When we do use the title, we do so with no small degree of spite and enjoy making others choke on it. Because the Markova name /deserves/ to be dragged through the mud. Of course, since that title is attached to ourselves...
>>25148785Final note: next thread is tomorrow at probably roughly the same time.
>>25148682>>25148720Okay, new Quest goal.Keep an eye out for a Vampire with a suitably respectable House Name.One within our weight limit we can take in a fight.One that isn't too well connected and won't have a line of people looking to avenge him.Then we eat him and get a new name.
I wonder if there's a way to combine plant parts into our fleshbeasts.Think about it. If we can somehow give it fucktons of leaves, then it can use photosynthesis and not have the hunger problems that have been ever so rampant as of late. On top of that, it can be a source of poison, among other things.Perhaps we could give it what looks like a cloak of leaves, but is actually skin, and then use glamours. Add an aura of unremarkable, and we have a perfect daytime assassin.The burning idea works here as well, as supposedly plants burn quickly.
Looks like we have quite a number of reasons to get into vampire politics then. 1. Get a new house name. 2. Rise up the social ladder. 3. Get to know our sister better, she could be either a potential ally or an enemy in the future
Argh, I missed all the excitement! Again!Just a couple of points: should we talk to Earl Blackford again, tell him that the shipyard was doing absolutely beastly, and that we had to plough our own holdings into it just to keep it afloat. And, if we're feeling bold, add this:Why, we even had to acquire the use of a numerologist to make sure it wasn't a total flop!Mentioning Thomas is in order to get other vampires after him; we want him looking to us for protection. "Once involve in vampire business, you don't get out. But I'll protect you!" Give him freer reign, but under our patronage. Allows him to have a good bit of fun on his own while also being able to play with our treasury and make it bigger.