You are Ssen, a Lamia raised by a human Paladin who adopted you after killing the ones who birthed you. You are grown now, and Father has passed on. After a great deal of work, you have become a Paladin like your Father, and now take up his duties. You are accompanied by your best friend from childhood, the insect druid Tricia; Mage, a magic user who ran away from his family of cannibal raiders known as the Ghouls (Yes, his name is Mage. It was his idea); Persephone, a 22-year old thief/ex-guerllia fighter (She goes by Peri), and Mari, a 13-year old prodigy scholar/now sniper, who has her mind and soul trapped within Peri's body; and Lea, a deeply religious musician/martial artist, trained by her father, a famous trainer for arena fighters, she's covered from her mouth down in bandages to hide the horrific state her body has become thanks to the 'cures' that saved her from cancer.Your journey continues...Opening theme song (NEW for Season 5!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0WH8hCMeug http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Lamia%20Quest1d4 chan page w/battle stats: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Lamia_Daughter_Quest
>>26701893TOO LATE I'M ALREADY HYPED.Also I have a few questions and sadnesses.1. Do our teammates know our breath is bad?2. How long have they known (Tricia, looking at you)3. Did Ssen get fed human meat as a child? Or was she lucky enough to get just animals?4. Fuck we missed out on the post-victory celibrations and check-in with the troops, it completely slipped my mind
>>26701933ProbablyA long time, Tricia even longerNo (why would you think this?)Either offscreen or we were in a hurry.
The Empire has been repelled, and the time has come to end this.You detonated half of the brillitite stone and entered the Citadel Dome. The hole sealed up behind you, so you're not getting out without another explosion.Also, the scene is a little different that you expected. It doesn't look like Citadel's within a dome. Just a walled city that's underneath a gorgeous blue sky. A city that's beyond compare in beauty."Okay." Mage starts taking out a map and a few gadgets, they look like a modified astrolabe and a funky looking dousing stone.He fiddles with the devices and then shakes his head. "Crap." He puts the stuff away. "I can't find the heart from here. The whole HEKA matrix was restruc-""Magic babble?" Lea says."Yeah." He nods. "We need to get to either a place that's a Null, or...whatever is a Source Spike." He looks at you. "Some place with no magic or a crazy amount. When we get to a place like that, I can find the Heart."
>>26702038>(why would you even think this)Mostly because she came from citadel parents, and citadel likes its monsters bloodthirsty.It's a niggling concern I had forgotten about up until mage talked about his sister and I remembered that whole ghoul business. Excuse my lingering worries.
>>26702051"Ah, so that's magic-code for we get to wander around taking in the sights? Marvelous. I still need to find and divorce a man, after all. Maybe check in on those new paladins we heard about last time we were here, even if they're gone, the caligo statuary room might still be a safe place."
>>26702051>All of my hype for Lamia Quest."Mage. Think the attic of the cathedral will work?"
>>26702051"What would be a tell tale sign that something is a Null or Source Spike? Is it something we can detect by sight alone?"
>>26702051>Also my math face when Mage is looking for either zeroes or local mins/maxes in the function of HEKA flow as it varies across 3-space.
Not as a response to what mage is saying, but sometime while we're walking along"You know, I expected a fair amount more wailing. Just in general. Or souls exploding out of bricks or something."
>>26702185All of that is probably still there, just comfortably out of sight from the general populace. Brave New World approach doesn't work if people can see the horrors that occur to keep their paradise running.
>>26702185Remember the North? The Citadel things are probably now something like those choir things.
>>26702157well, it IS something -we- could detect by sight alone, but probably not anyone else other than mage.>>26702228>>26702252I'm really not looking forward to meeting odette. Shit's gonna be unpleasant.
"What would be a tell tale sign that something is a Null or Source Spike? Is it something we can detect by sight alone?" You ask.Mage shrugs. "Kinda. It's one of those things that makes perfect sense if you look at them retroactively. But when you're in the middle of it, you tend to miss it. That's a bad explanation...umm...if you find a spot where apples bounce off the ground and go up higher than rooftops, or if they instantly rot when they hit the ground, then you've got a spot. But that's not the best metric." Mage sighs. "Sorry. It's hard to explain, and before you ask, no your magic vision wouldn't spot it until the spot is in a flux and by then it's no good. I'd go into further detail, but magic babble.""Okay, so we get to wander around taking in the sights, then? Marvelous. I still need to find and divorce a man, after all." You say.Lea breaks into giggles again. She still finds that concept hilarious."You know, I expected a fair amount more wailing. Just in general. Or souls exploding out of bricks or something." You say as Lightmare pulls Wagon down the street."Yeah." Tricia says. "This looks like how it was before things went weird. Better than.""We all know that the nasty is hidden under the surface." Peri says. "I don't think seeing and hearing tortured souls are Citadel's idea of a good time.""Could have fooled me." Tricia says.You snap your fingers, having gotten an idea. "Mage, would the Caligo Sanctuary, the Cathedral's attic, work?" You ask.Mage blinks in surprise at the idea. "Maybe." He thinks for a moment, then nods. "Yeah...well...yeah. It's certainly a place to start.""The cathedral's in the other direction from where the Shadow Company was." Lea says.
>>26702406"Let's start with the cathedral. Even if it's a dead end, it's high up, and we can get a good view of the city. Always good to get an overview of a place before you really get to wandering in it. Might even help us with our visit to the puppet guys- never know when, I don't know, an eternal block party has broken out, forcing you to change routes."Doing my best here to guess what citadel's gonna throw at us, failing.
>>26702406Mage just needs a bearing, right? So we go to the Cathedral figure out where the hell we're going, then take care of anything else once we've got our bearings. Beats fumbling around blindly.
No matter what we do, we shouldn't go around saying "everything is fake, this place is evil, there is a war going on outside" to everyone we meet. Or even the first person we meet.That's cliche and is easily ignored by anyone in Citadel's sway. We save that for Odette, who deserves an explanation.
>>26702531I think we should get our bearing on the general social mindset before we go talking. For all we know, we're hated and reviled here now.Though if someone is desperate for knowledge of "the outside world", then yeah, explain away.
>>26702406I think we should go to the Shadow Company. Remember the last time we went to the 'cathedral', that place was a crazed, corrupted part of citadel with only the attic safe. I dun't know about you but getting the the Shadow company on our side sounds better.
>>26702571A fair point, but I counterpropose that this is the fastest and simplest way of seeing if citadel has noticed/is angry with us currently.
>>26702571The attic is where we need to go to get bearings on the heart. So that's where we need to go.>>26702550Makes good sense. We have no idea what's been going on while we were "on the outside".
>>26702550>we might be hated and reviledYou know, that's a good point. Ssen shouldn't be out in the open until we get a feel for what the mindset is.
>>26702638we're not doing that leash thing againWe're probably going to do it again
I'm looking forward to seeing what It'd be hilarious if everyone is grateful to us for killing Peace, and Citadel admits that we were right about everything and that mind control and eating souls isn't the answer.
>>26702743I don't think there's a need. Just sneak and stay in the shadows until our company can get good intel.
>>26702774>I'm looking forward to seeing what the people's reaction to us isDERP
>>26702774And if it agrees that mind control and soul-eating are wrong, it has to go back to where it came from. Because as far as I can tell, that's where Citadel's power comes from: soul-eating and mind control. And if there's no way for it to be a true benevolent dictator, it needs to just go home.
>>26702939Well, it could go the bear-spirit route and just sort of... overlook a city, and generally guide them insubstantially.But the bricks here are made of silver. That's mad soul infusion, I bet.
>>26702960At this point it probably knows no way other than soul-fueled overcompensation.And that is why it must be broken.
>>26702638"Let's make our way to the Cathedral, but we should be careful and try and see how people react to us first. Last thing we want is an angry mob." You say."Wow...how long HAS it been since we've faced down an angry mob?" Tricia asks."What? The ettin, Ice Things, and orcs don't count?" Peri asks."You know what I mean." Tricia says."Stop the wagon." Lea says.You stop and she gets up and looks around. "Alright, please tell me I'm not the only one who's noticed this.""Oh no." Mage moans. "What now?""Where are the people?" Lea asks.Tricia points down the street. You can easily see a crowd of people walking, talking, pushing their way through the crowd, and other normal city life."Yeah. I saw that too." Lea says. "There WERE people HERE when we were back THERE." She points back up the road where you just were. It's gone back to being mildly full of people, when just a little while ago, it was a clear road.You look around, it does seem like the road has cleared itself out for you and Wagon as you go through it."Illusions?" Tricia asks.Mage shakes his head. "I don't think so."You do see heat signatures and heartbeats in these people, and you've never heard of an illusion to be able to fake that.
>>26703026"Well clearly Citadel's found a surefire way to stop us talking to people and ruining everything. Just have everyone avoid us. I mean its not going to work for LONG but I give it an A for effort and creativity."
>>26703026"Maybe they're... avoiding us? Or we're trapped in another one of those endless forest kind of deals?It's strange though, whatever it is, I'll give you that. Some kind of people-fog. Only thing for it is to keep going, and hope they don't all turn on us in unison when we poke something we shouldn't."
>>26703026Either Citadel is in complete control over every single living thing here, and forces them to give us a wide berth... or there WERE people here, and now they're simply not.I'm not sure which is worse. But there were warm bodies and beating hearts, and whatever Citadel's done it needs to stop. So I say we keep an eye out for further shenanigans, but keep moving.The sooner we wrap things up, the better.
>>26703026"I think we stopped facing angry mobs at around the time we started doing the whole saving cities thing. They could be related."
"Maybe they're... avoiding us? Or we're trapped in another one of those endless forest kind of deals?" You say. "It's a surefire way to stop us talking to people and ruining everything.""Want me to see if we can't force them to pay them attention to us?" Peri asks as she picks up a pebble. "See how they react if something smacks them upside the head?"
>>26703132I think it's just subtly having them avoid us.Or we're trapped on one of those endless staircases.
>>26703165Grab the rock from peri's hand, replace it with a nice, soft apple or something from our supplies"Sure, go for it."
>>26703165We're not here to draw attention, or to reason. We know what Citadel can do to people, and we can see what it's doing to them now.I really think we need to move on for the time being. Move quick, stay low, get the job done before the Merjuice runs out.
>>26703215you make me reconsider some, so I will provide alternate dialogue>>26703165"Maybe later, it's good they've avoiding us for now. Once we need to find that puppeteer or get someone's attention, we'll try it."
>>26703165>>26703207Maybe if we encounter trouble, they won't be affected.
What if we played Citadel's game for a bit?You know. Tell it a story. Go into an inn and ask if there are any jobs that need doing.
>>26703298maybe we'll spot out an inn while we're in the cathedral.
>>26703298Let's not and say we did. That's a fast-track to Mind Control City.
>>26702406So wait, let me see if I have this right. There are areas within Citadel that may appear to be mundane, but passing through them can have us hurled into the air or rotted away chemically, and the only way to find them is to throw stuff in them?We Stalkers now.
>>26703351>the Citadel is basically the Zone but with sunshine and daisiesWow. That's quite a revelation.
>>26703351Yeah, we're in the zone now. Try not to slither somewhere you shouldn't. And don't drink the water.
>>26703360>anomalies>devout cultists protecting the heart of the land>dangerous mutants>everything is orchestrated by a psychic consciousnessAW FUCK
"Throwing rocks is rude, peri."Whichever way we decide upon, we should make mention of this.
Man I hope echo's not writing a really long and detailed chased-by-angry-mob scene
>>26703843I think he's waiting for somebody to make a decision.
>>26703894oh, well, don't throw the thing. That's my decision now, upon consideration. We'll throw it later. I was the one who said to go for it, but everyone else has made good arguments for not going for it.We will need to try something by the time we get to the shadow company though.
>>26703026Pick a person, watch them as we approach. see if they just happen to step inside or head down an alleyway before we get there.
>>26704079yeah, how is citadel pulling this trick off? That might be the way to find the method.Also, we should perhaps start marking as we go along. Some chalk or whatever we have to write with. See what happens to that.
(Echo's actually having some severe network difficulties because he's trying to to kill Comcast tech people over the phone by thought alone)"Let's not. At least, not yet." You say. "We don't want a mob, and throwing rocks is rude."Peri nods and pockets the rock.You continue your way to the cathedral. Again, it isn't as if the city is empty, just that it's clearing out in front and behind you so that you can move Lightmare through the city swiftly and without issue.You also start to notice a few weird things. There's more than a couple of different styles of dress being worn. And it's more than just class differences. Some people are walking around like it's the middle of winter, and other are apparently wearing 'clothes' that have the same amount of material as a single bed sheet. Some are carrying weapons openly, and others are carrying flowers, or open tankards.Also they way that only the similarly dressed interact with each other...you get the feeling that you're watching four or seven different plays, all at once, all on the same stage."Ssen." Mage says. "Don't look too high up at the Cathedral. That goes for everyone, but especially you with your magic eyes Ssen.""Why?" Tricia asks."Because there's at fifty Cathedral spires in the same spot at the same time, and it is giving me a MASSIVE headache." Mage says.
>>26704231So. Everyone is in there own little world, and the only people they can interact with are in similar worlds.Explains why they don't notice us, anyway.
>>26704231ah, so the coyotes are trying to cut your network lines. How terrible."Geez mage, why'd you say that, now I really, really want to look. Is it a going-blind style headache, or is it just the impossibility of it all?Oh, would this count as one of those magic spike things? That means we have to go into it, doesn't it?"
Rolled 6>>26704231Roll to resist looking at it.
>>26704231Watch our Lamia brain see 50 things in the same spot at the same time and not have any problems."Makes sense to ME."
>>26704231Oh fuck. Citadel lost its shit. We got under its skin bad. It finally snapped when we pounded home the fact that not everyone can be happy in its perfect little world, that different people have different tastes and so it did the only thing it could. (Not let them live as they see fit, of course) It made a perfect little stepford world everytime it saw irreconcilable differences until every living thing was nice and happy in its indular, uniform world.
Just look at it. What's the worst that could happen.
>>26704305so... what happens when we throw the apple then?Nothing?Or do we hit everyone there simultaneously?
>>26704641I just hope no one farts near the crowd. That is the worst thing. I mean, you can already barely breathe cause of all the people
>>26704398you know, that's probably accurate. I really don't want to see what happens if we turn off this quantum superimposition without seperating the people first.
So... internet connection problems...Anyone got anything they'd like to discuss?
>>26705002Not particularly.How many of you folks have actually played snakegirls?
>>26705002well, I'm worried about various things, but we can't do much about them. Like whether that one girl is getting executed right now because she killed her brother. Hope the parents are more cool about it than that.If we stick to things we CAN do, well, the next obvious experiment is to pluck someone out of quantum superimposition safely. Probably with a thrown object. We'll do this after we investigate the 50spire.
>>26705046She shouldn't be getting executed. We've absolved her.
>>26705054That doesn't actually hold much legal weight from what I gather. Also we did the thing secretively at her request.Absolved in the eyes of the lord, always, but we have little power over the laws of white tree, other than literally busting in there stopping the proceedings.
>>26705046>50spireI think you mean Pentacontaspire
>>26705223yyyyeah, probably. That thing. it really SEEMS like one of those things mage was talking about.
>>26705002I've always wondered one thing. Lea's damn good at martial arts, that's well known but we've only seen use strikes and not grapples or joint locks or thing like that. Does she not have a grounding in those things or does she just prefer not to use them?
>>26705285good question. Let's try to convince lea to suplex a guy.
>>26704231Look at it
>>26705285Good point. That sort of stuff might come in handy trying to restrain a Citadel controlled civilian (or companion)
>>26705353We're much better at restraining people.
>>26705285>Lea>Super-dom Lea>Not a prodigious talent in the art of rasslin', binding and otherwize immobilizing people.
>>26705374well, she uses those pressure-point things, but not grapples.>>26705372We ARE sort of the grappler of the group. Been a while since we coiled someone, but the chance will probably come up sooner or later.
>>26705374I still think it would have been nice to romance Lea.
>>26705485First girl wins
>>26705485and I still think Isen ship would have been best ship.But that's not here or there.
I wonder what romancing MeriPeri would have been like...
>>26705510I wonder if Mage was really the harem option alluded to in previous threads.
>>26705582mage is getting haremend, yes.Well, either that or he's getting torn apart by scorned women.>>26705566Never woulda happened, mari's too young.
>>26705485True. Tricia is a nice girl though.I wonder how you would go about tying up a snake though. I've seen it done to a centaur, but never a lamia.
>>26705640The best part is that lamias come with their own bindingsThink about it
>>26705780Sounds uncomfortable. And not in the fun way.
Awright, Lamia Quest!>>26704231Look anyway. We can make the save!
>>26705937Yeah, you didn't miss much, apparently echo is having connection problems. Which is balls.And yeah, totally look. We can't NOT look. We'd have to make a significant will check.
Rolled 15>>26705968>put the dice command in the subject lineWow. Derp. Let me try that again.
I heard you guys are having problems; anything I can do to help?
>>26706039no, you've not even invented internet yet. Thanks for the thought though.>>26706018Well, at least you got the dice working right. Hopefully our rolls stay good.
>>26706039if you could just hold really still for a bit, and maybe make your heart start glowing brightly that would be great.
>>26706039Yes, in fact. You can.You can listen to us. An you can trust us.If you do that, this will be very easy, and very painless.
>>26706039You can go home and do your damned job without making us FORCE you to.Seriously, it's like high-risk babysitting.
>>26706182actually from what we know citadel may be an artificial other-world being created in this world by a derivative of elven meddling salvaged from elf post apocalypse and used by human tribals.
So did the coyote terrorists win?
>>26706270the coyote terrorists are currently producing a video of them holding echo hostage while barking their agenda.
>>26706182It occurs to me, folks, that Citadel doesn't seem to be altering minds.Think about it. From what we've seen, there are a number of alternate realities, each slightly different, so that different people can still be happy.Citadel either doesn't want to or can't simply twist their minds so they all want the same thing.This could be very important.
>>26706282>Arrooo arrooofa woofbar
>>26706270>>26706282And unfortunately, we legally cannot negotiate with coyote terrorists.>>26706292That's kind of what I'm hoping will happen (because it makes for great mindfuckery on our end), but it looks like Echo is pretty much going to have regular Citadel but on steroids.
>>26706292I think it prefers things to be "genuine". Like how the lightbringer sacrifices needed to sacrifice themselves of their own free will.Technically still counted if the world conspired to make them want to do that thing of their free will, but still.
Citadel is a metaphor for information bubbles created by companies like Google and social media sites tailoring the information you receive to better fit your tastes and browsing habits.
>>26706296>>26706308hopefully some hero can rise up and rescue echo from his horrible fate.
>>26706329no no it's a metaphor for the cultural expansion of america
>>26706292Citadel's influence isn't overt mind control so much as it is background psychic radiation. It slowly imposes its will on the populace to the point that they truly believe it to be their own thoughts, but is incapable of outright forcing conformation. Thus the segregation of the populace we are currently seeing. Think of it as the difference between giving someone increasing doses of arsenic and shooting them. Either way they end up dead, but Citadel doesn't like guns.
I've seen good quests die because of author burnout, boredom, or frustration with the fanbase. But I've never seen one die because the author was eaten by coyotes while in the middle of writing a thread.
>>26706329It's actually a metaphor for shitty DMs who insist on having things their way, with the result being that their games are carbon copies of each other.
>>26706329>>26706338I thought it was a fuckoff big city run by a soul-devouring eldritch being and administered by an incompetent, morally bankrupted, and utterly corrupt clusterfuck of theocrats.So it's the Vatican.
>>26706355such is the peril of living in the pacific northwest.The oregon trail was true.>>26706341well, it technically CAN force conformation, but people go all silly when it does that. They're not nearly as useful as people.
>>26706329>>26706338>>26706357You're all fools, it's a metaphor for well meaning but misguided statists beleiving the government can solve everyones problems.
Alright fuckers, this is how it's going to go down.10 million dollars wired to CitadelMercenaryServices's paypal account by Tuesday or you'll never hear from this fatass again.
>>26706398You're talking about the inn guy with the clocks and the cannibal lord, right? I was under the impression that was the Dramatae's doing.
>>26706421I dunno, things were very citadel around there. Also there were the people doing the constant-pray back in citadel proper.>>26706410You fiends! Also where do you expect us to get 10 million in this economy!
>>26706444Ah, of course. Then to correct my statement: Citadel IS capable of forcing conformation, but they become boring. And once Citadel is bored of you, the only proper solution is a new career in architecture.
>>26706444Citadel's entire structure had been altered by the Dramatae. I suspect that things are a bit different here, now that they're gone.
>winter coatsPeople who crave adventure?>immodestly dressedObviously perverts, sex fiends, and >tfwnogf>weaponsSoldiers and adventurers>flowersHippies and children>tankardsDrunksOr they're props that mean something else entirely, but I'm going with desires. So as long as none of our companions carry those props, we should be good.
>>26706486yeah, I'm hoping once we double-kill peace we get a talk with citadel itself. Under the effect of mind potion, so it doesn't wheedle our brain during the conversation.
>>26706486This. Everything Citadel's done so far has been at that bitch Peace's command. We have no idea how it'll act without her influence.
>>26706499So we can't carry weapons? What are we gonna do, punch Citadel to death?
>>26706515Yeah we do. It's already tried to corrupt us once.It does it by showing you that you can have everything you ever wanted if you just give up.
>>26706539No, the weapons we carry aren't the props they carry.It's sort of a "hey, you look like adventurers, here's a good sword/bow/dagger"
>>26706499>>26706539>>26706556we should use this principle to figure out how to tune into various channels to interact with people.Start a quantum-revolution.
So like, if you can 'tune' into various 'channels' by changing your outfit, could that explain why there's 50 spires? There's essentially 50 different cities overlaid on each other?
>>26706680If the theory fits.
It's coming up on two and a half hours.I'm starting to think Echo's not gonna be back.
>>26706736well, all we can do is check back and hope he comes back at some point. Or at least manages to get a "next time is XYZ" statement out.>>26706680>>26706701that's basically what we've been going on about, yes. This is gonna take a while.
>>26706754It is shaping up to seem like he may not be coming back
>>26707365yeah, I think I'm going to catch a movie, maybe bump the thread every so often. We've had threads near the beginning up a day or so, and maybe the problem might be fixed by morning, giving him enough time before work to tell us when the next quest is.That's my best case scenario here.
>>26707394Next quest will be Tuesday, like always.>that feel when I will be in the boonies and will have to jury rig an internet connection
Slow thread today...Well I'm gonna turn in. Don't let the Ice getcha!
>>26707477well, apparently no quest today either.>>26707406eesh, that's tough. Worst I have to worry about is destroying my F5 key tuesday.
Apologies. I'm back. The damn network FINALLY got reconnected, and even now, it's iffy. I'm really really sorry about this guys.What's worse is that I have Jury Duty this week, so I have NO idea what my schedule's going to be. On the plus side, I know I wont be working nights tomorrow.So, I heavily apologize for this crap. It's all on me. If you have Q&A let them fly, otherwise. I'm scrapping this, and will re-do LCQ 88 tomorrow.August 19th, 6-8pm PST.I'm so sorry guys. Fucking Comcast Coyotes.
>>26707830gaaaasp he's back. Should we archive this? Or are you gonna just re-post the few bits we got done next thread?
>>26707830its understandable, especially when you are with Comcrap.
>>26707830>>26707849Well I just archived as it seemed that you would not be coming back for today. So we start from where we left off on Tues?
>>26707830oh, and as for questions, How's lea at grappling? We've never seen it happen too much.
>>26707830Understood, Echo, and no apologies necessary. Just do what you can to keep the coyotes at bay.We here in the Pacific Northwest understand your plight.
>>26707867no, tomorrow the man says. 6-8.And yeah, we all have internet problems form time to time. Three or four threads ago, verizon just sort of... cut out while I was typing up a response.I was miffed.
Question:Are we going to be able to claim any artifacts inside of the cita-zone? Hovering apple singularities or whatever.
>>26707849>Should we archive this?Don't. I'll repost the stuff we've already done.>How's lea at grappling?Quite skilled, there's never been a need that she's seen for it yet, and you haven't asked her to go for a grapple.
>>26707914>Are we going to be able to claim any artifacts inside of the cita-zone?It depends on the resolution, doesn't it?
>>26707925>we wild speculation nowIT'S A BABY, ISN'T IT?
>>26707915>>How's lea at grappling?>Quite skilled, there's never been a need that she's seen for it yet, and you haven't asked her to go for a grapple.Oh, the missed opportunities...
>>26707951let's ask her at some point. Passing curiosity.Also, if we filled our mouth with acid, would that remove the bad breath? That's how you clean your mouth, right, with acid?
>>26707951All this time we've been fighting with someone trained to grapple and not once have they suplexed anyoneI'm unbelievably disappointed by this.
Question: Are we the head of our order, or is there no real official head due to the lack of membership?
>>26707994we must have been hogging ALL the sweet grapple time. What fools we've been!Also, we've not done the fastball special with her.If we throw her and instruct her to grapple, the momentum would allow her to perform multiple-suplex-chains, and flying grapples.
>>26707978Clear venom is acid, isn't it? It's in our mouth a lot and it doesn't seem to help.
>>26708009that's a good question.I wonder if there even are any clear folk left in citadel. They seemed to only exist when its power waned.
>>26708033well, we'd have to be using it after every meal for proper oral hygene.And we've not been doing that, out of consideration for whatever we'd eventually have to spit the cleaning acid on.
>>26708022Oh my god that is the coolest thing I have ever readEchoEcho please let us do this
>>26707978>bad breathWhy do you care? It's the middle ages. Everyone had bad breath.
>>26708054Because that traitor we winged with beacon called us out on it.
>>26708054Mostly embarrassment. >>26708049I saw the move performed in a fighting game before, but I cannot remember which one.
>>26708086Right after we loomed over him and told him his ideas on getting the Blessed killed were stupid
>>26708022I was thinking a wrap on the hips and lower body and Lea with an armbar on one hand.
>>26708066I love how bad breath is the only thing he tried to insult us with that we didn't just brush off. Probably been in the back of our mind since before the battle."Is it really that bad? It can't be that bad. Tricia would have said something by now. But what if she's just being kind? I can't ask her, she might try to spare my feelings. I do eat a lot of meat, would the acid solve that? Would that make it worse? Is it healthy to have acid in my mouth all the time? What if I chew ginger, or mint, or something? That stuff is disgusting though..."
>>26708086>Stafford shakes his head and looks at Julian. "When you train it to speak again, fix its breath, it reeks of death and dead animal."In short, we found out a way we were being inconsiderate and didn't even know about. Thank goodness Isen didn't make a joke out of it after that kissing incident. Probably because we numbed his olifactory system.
>>26708161>Citadel offers us a breath mint as that's the biggest insecurity on our mind at the moment
>>26708161it was the insult that was most accurate and cut the deepest.
Considering Tricia's love of sweets, I think her oral hygiene probably also leaves something to be desired.
>>26708161What if tricia doesn't mind, being part bug?Maybe THAT'S why she's not mentioned it.And everyone else is too polite to.Oh god how deep does this rabbit hole go
>>26708198She at the very least has terrible teeth.
>>26708202http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RafflesiaI think there's a logical explanation for why she's never mentioned it.
>>26708198>Ssen starts the first public health campaign
>>26708009>Are we the head of our order, or is there no real official head due to the lack of membership?You are considered to be the head of the Caligo Clarus. The Schola and Arma Nitor, for now, answer to Ambrose, Gregory, and Sophie. However, you are considered to be the founder of the organizations.As for your breath...it's...not...BAD bad (your morning breath did possibly wither flowers, but it was just that one time, and it was a sickly flower anyway)
>>26708270Well, I suppose we used our clout to foot the bill, which makes us sorta the founders.Also,>that denialOh god our breath is terrible. We thought those neighborhood kids were just being mean, like when they threw rocks, when they said that. This changes everything.
>>26708202Three weeks from now we're going to wake Mage up in the middle of the night with a frantic look in our eyes and disheveled hair asking him if people talk about our breath behind our back it's okay if he does it too just be honest we won't be angry we promise.>>26708235Future Paladins we train will have dental care drilled into them, ranks of knights with shining bright smiles. In the future, a major toothpaste company will use an image of a Paladin in armor holding a shield to protect from tooth decay and a sword to fight plaque.It will promise to bring you a smile that shines even in the darkest places.
>>26708270So our breath is one step above chemical warfare.Which is still better than most of the rest of our bodily functions.
>>26708270Hey, whatever happened to donovan? He was told to track and kill us, dissapeared into the woods, and... never re-appeared.He's still following us, isn't he? Just... waiting. Immortally. Zombily.Oh, and are we going to revisit those dawnchaser cultists at any point? Their shenanigans amused me. And made me worry about the quality of our hair styling.
>>26708270Echo, what's the name of the PE's land spirit? Just the name, mind you.
>>26708304>woken up in middle of the night by sister>assaulted by questions about whether people talk about breath(?) behind her backThis kind of thing happens all the time to mage.
>>26708309You know, we might have to consider alternate disposal methods for lamias.I mean, we can probably find the place we buried those lamia a ways back by the zone of dead plants.
>>26708527Well, we'll probably have a steel-lined coffin in a reinforced concrete crypt, along with the rest of the Dawnchasers, Wagon, Nightmare, and Granny. Gold and Silver's gravesite might also be good, depending on how many lamias there are, and cremation might be good if there are just too damn many to bury in one place.
>>26708633>Cremating incredibly poisonous creaturesOh yes I love lethal smog being spread everywhere by wind. Really makes my day.
It's going to be really tough for lamia to integrate into society, isn't it? I mean, who wants to send their kids to a school that has a bag of poison slithering around? Or live next to several bags of poison?
>>26708633speaking of nightmare, I think he might be secretly the strongest member of the team. All of us are below his notice, most likely.and putting them all in the same gravesite is a good idea. I'm tempted to let them go into the ocean like the little ones' mom did, but who knows whether or not that is terrible for the ecosystem.
>>26708677luckily, our reproductive cycle is FUCKING LONG and we most likely will be struggling with near-endangered species status for the majority of our history. Hopefully the general number of kids in a bunch is high, which would mitigate this some.
>>26708633After the war, I'm thinking something like this, visible from both the Lighthouse and whatever building passes as the capitol in Stone Hall.
>>26708750Wonder if we should include phoenix names on there too.Because really, war sucks, for everyone involved.
>>26708781How would we go about finding the names of the hundred or so ettins we helped slaughter? Also, probably not much in the way of political support there.I like this as a Caligo Clarus memorial, but with beacon at the center. Names of famous members can go on the walls on either side, and can be interred below or around it.
>>26708907Hopefully there's enough ettins left over to tell us who the dead ettins were.I like the memorial, but beacon is like a high tier blood artifact which scares me some, I think it should be kept safe and secure, passed down in the order perhaps.
>>26708942I agree with passing it down. Who knows what future generations might have to deal with.
>>26708962The future generations will have to pry beacon from our cold DEAD hands
>>26708971Shut up, dragon brain.
>>26708971>>26708962Here, we see a direct confrontation between our foreplanning and our hoarding instincts.Beacon's a change-based artifact though. It's not gonna be happy if we retire and don't hand it off.
>>26708971But passing down Beacon is tradition!
>>26708942An image of beacon on the monument, not the real thing. Of course the actual Beacon is either going to be passed on to a heavily vetted successor or entombed with us.
>>26709008Maybe we could have a fake beacon in a display case and the real one passed off to a secret successor, who reforges it into another weapon like always.
>>26709097I'd prefer to avoid creating church conspiracies if at all possible. We'll just make it obvious it is not the real beacon.
>>26709113But we wouldn't want the new successor to have undue fame that would either corrupt him or make his job impossible.Beacon and the Claigo Clarus themselves for a reason and we should respect that.
>>26709149we'll just tell people we handed it down to successors, have it reforged, and let them guess which of the guys with quicksilver light enchanted weapons has the real beacon. But we've been going on for a while bumping a pre-dead thread, so I'm going to start including sages for the conversation.
>>26709199Eh, it's pretty clear that Echo isn't coming back to answer what few questions were asked, so I guess I'll turn in.
>>26709214sleep good, we'll pick this up tomorra.
>>26709149Which is why we vet him/her. Weed out the little shits.
>>26708358>Hey, whatever happened to Donovan?He's crumbled to dust when Comedy died. His soul is back in the Blank Space, refusing to talk to Dusk, waiting for someone to tell him he was in the right all along. There his soul will wait for a long long time.>Echo, what's the name of the PE's land spirit?It used to be The Fifth, then Dagda and his coalition did their thing, now the Great Phoenix is holding sway.Thing is there's two Great Phoenix. One is just the laws and teachings of the Empire's faith and morality. The force of rebirth that keeps them going, who, much like Dusk, works his tailfeathers off in the Blank Space.The Other Phoenix is...not as pleasant.>It's going to be really tough for lamia to integrate into society, isn't it? I mean, who wants to send their kids to a school that has a bag of poison slithering around? Or live next to several bags of poison?Which is why Isen is offering very proactive species integration incentives. (Have a state purchased dinner with some species you never knew! Free on us! Talk, Eat, Have a Nice Night Out on the Corwn's Coin! Ask us about our special youth group rates! Let your babysitter be ROYALTY for an evening...and we'll pay YOU!) Also, in a more immediate sense, Granny's been working hard to get the serpent-kind topside ready.
>>26709409Isen you crazy bastard, you keep doing your kingly thing. I wonder if he's on the frontlines somewhere. He always did like leading from the front.Also we'll have to take over for granny in that immediate sense. Something to look forward to.
>>26709409>one of the Great Phoenixes is honorableThat's good!>Donovan got bad endedThat's sad.>Isen continues to surpriseThat's good!>Granny's legacy is going to be the future success of naga and lamia kindI... I got something in my eye.
>>26709484It's just raining.
>>26709409Speaking of Isen, how is his sister doing atm?
>>26709451>I wonder if he's on the frontlines somewhere.Tara and Granny pretty much tackled him/promised him stuff to keep his ass in the UFK. He's been making speeches about the war every day to his people, based upon what's going on. He's having fun, but he wants to be out on the front.With the shift in the war though, and the MIA of Kingfisher, he might make an appearance to show his appreciation to the troops and/or smash Billings and HIS's faces in until they agree to play nice.That or he want to go meet/slay Old One.
>>26709521>how is his sister doing atm?Rotting in jail as a POW. She thinks that Kingfisher cares enough for 'his apprentice' to come save her.
>>26709541I hope he gets some time on the battlefield. It'll be good for his image as a king. The people like a king that'll go into combat with them.Also, the old one problem still looms. How DO we trick a dragon out of all those souls? Maybe we can offer to trade him something for it.
>>26709571We offer him Soma.
>>26709643aaaahahahahahaThe biggest con in all history.No takebacksies.
>>26709674>pissing off a dragonReal good idea. I personally would prefer he goes Shadowrun and forms a major industrial corporation up north. Convince him how pointless regal trappings are and how practical being the big boss of a business is.
>>26709643Let the mortals go and you can play with the gods until they decide to do their fucking jobs?sounds good to me
>>26709692I think he'd be happy with the unbreakable godsword. Which is part of what makes it such a great con. Though, I too would like to see him go shadowrun.>>26709695Though, he might get mad when they eventually DO fuck off.
>>26709719Gods are more fun than mortals. He'd get bored and forget about them eventually but with the gods he'll have his fun and something to boast about for the rest of his life.
>>26709509>MFW she won't remember any of it at all.Yeah it's definitely raining.
if anyone's still here, I finally found the move I proposed lea be doing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0f4bcXYWzM&feature=player_detailpage&t=91