You are Hunzuu, orphan-turned-abomination, called into service to fight for your city-state against its rival to the north. You caught a unit of their soldiers unawares on its way home, butchered many of them, and made the rest break and flee. The bad news is that that damned lammasu joined the battle and it now surely flying north to warn the city before you arrive. The Bronze Priest has informed you that the plan is just to get north as quickly as possible, raze everything outside the city walls, and see what the prospects are for besieging the city.> You want that lammasu dead! Go back to the Footmen and pester them to get moving double-time.> Head for the commanders and try to convince them to try a different course of action.> You just killed a lot of people... and had raw flesh for the first time in weeks. You need someone to hug or something.Previous Thread (got mislabeled, please keep upvoting it so it survives the purge:) http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29001446/Other Archives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Scorpion%20Girl%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/ScorpGirlQuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/1667ZT3fList of Characters: http://pastebin.com/Fc2Z81umWiki: (in infancy, rought to you by Applebee's) http://emlia.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=ScorpionGirlQuest.RecentChanges
>>29093889>accept bronze priests plan>stand by for further orders
aha, thread up.>>29093889>care not for plan, go along with whatever commanders decide>find someone to hugFighting people is tough and makes you feel bad.
>>29093889>follow orders, we did promise>Claw hug the nice footman...
>>29093971well, footman or nakurtum or... lion girl.Crap.What was her name?
>You want that lammasu dead! But instead of razing everything, pillaging is better.Heya Great Anu. Hope you had a good. Holiday.
>>29093889>> Find Nakurtum. You need clawhugs.
>>29093889"Sure..." You agree to the Bronze Priest's idea and let his chariot ride off. You wipe some more blood off your face.Back where the Footmen are rallying, Ninurta-Nasir is surveying them. He doesn't say anything to you, just nodding to you as if to praise you for being a good soldier. Some men who know a bit about field medicine help wrap up your wounded claw to help the bleeding stop. By the time Ninurta-Nasir heads back to the head of the army, everyone is already on the move.> Hug Sharo in full view of his asshole commander.> See if you can bond with him while moving, talking to him about your feelings and stuff> Be the stoic scorpion. No need to let it all out when there's even worse just up ahead.
>>29094098let's just talk a bit. Maybe not so much on our feelings, but just hang out with someone.Maybe a little talk about our feelings. we did just sort of kill more dudes than we know how to count to.
>>29094125I take it the eerie silence means nobody disagrees with me here?
>>29094098>be the stoic scorpion
>>29094098> See if you can bond with him while moving, talking to him about your feelings and stuff
>>29094180no, the stoic silence means I started masturbating, and lost track of time
>>29094125Talking a bit to experienced soldiers to better understand how to cope with the mass slaughter you just did is pretty nice.
>>29094098>See if you can bond with him while moving, talking to him about your feelings and stuffBonding time. Even if he doesn't want to listen to a little abomination of a girl, he doesn't have any choice.
>>29094098Sharo ends up next to you as you march. The bloodstain he left on his breastplate to remind everyone of Iltani's treachery has been joined by some other drops of blood from the battle.You break the silence. "That was... kind of a lot of killing all at once. I think I'm ready to talk now."Sharo nods. "You're still so young. If we didn't need you so badly, I'd say it would be best to keep you home, let you grow into a woman."You manage a little smile and nudge him with your claw. "Hey, I'm not that young! In a few days I'll be thirteen."He nods politely and ignores the huge claw. "How many days?""I, uh... I don't know. I never knew much about numbers. But mama always said I was born a couple of moons after Shamash's wedding.""Well, we'll just have to win this war and get you back home to your mama! War isn't an everyday thing, even for a career soldier. It's just a passing storm."> "Actually, my mama's dead. She was a whore who got shitfaced and gouged a guy's eye out. They hanged her, or maybe worse, bled her to do some awful magic..."> This is a really uncomfortable subject for you. Maybe lying and pretending to have a mama will make it easier.
>>29094258We seem to be dealing with it mostly by getting hungry afterwards. It might not be 'by the book' but it's worked for us so far.
>>29094277>"Can we talk about something else please?"
>>29094277>my moms dead actually....no need to mention the whole whore with a drinking problem thing
>>29094277>"Actually, my mama's dead. But i have a lot of other people that i want to go back and see."
>>29094277"Well, er, she passed on. A while ago."Awkward silence."So, uh, have you ever been in a war before?"
>>29094277> "Actually, my mama's dead. She was a whore who got shitfaced and gouged a guy's eye out. They hanged her, or maybe worse, bled her to do some awful magic..."I'm expecting the inevitable return of Hunzuu's mother.
>>29094349I hope it's not awful and is instead kind of nice
>>29094334Yeah no need to mention whoring and drinking and it adds a bit of a happy note.
>>29094277"Actually, my mama died. A while ago. There are other people I want to go back and see, though..." This is making you feel even worse, though you had hoped it would help you find your courage."Oh. I'm so sorry..." Sharo pats your claw with his spear hand. "I should have known better.""So have you been in a war before?"Sharo nods. "Under the last king. I was just a trainee. Not too much older than you. I wanted to be like my father. It was against a settlement of rogue wizards who'd found some way to harness the blight demons that come in the dry season. I learned that... well... war can be a fine and honorable thing. But only if we make it so. Only if we are vigilant and control ourselves."> Ask about the laws and customs of war> Ask if Ninurta-Nasir has that kind of self-control> Ask if he ever knew his mama, and the other people he wants to go home to.
>>29094440I'm split between asking about the laws of war and asking about his family.
>>29094440My brain wants to ask about Nasir, but my inner /a/ is telling me that a little girl would definitely ask about family in this situation. Fuck. I can't choose.
>>29094440Ask about laws, customs of war, and whether he thinks Ninurta-Nasir has the self control to abide by them
>>29094440>> Ask if Ninurta-Nasir has that kind of self-controlWe know the answer. We'll never get a better chance to ask.
>>29094440>> Ask about the laws and customs of war>> Ask if he ever knew his mama, and the other people he wants to go home to.
>>29094440"Control ourselves how? What's the rules for this kind of thing? Did I do anything bad back there?"Sharo needs a moment to think it over. "I don't think there's ever been a tradition that covers the behavior of meat-eating monsters. Once an old king pardoned some of his men for cannibalism when they were lost at sea. So I suppose it is acceptable when absolutely required for survival. But the important rules are to let the noncombatants flee or offer themselves as slaves. Don't harm the temples of the gods. Don't rape... but I don't think you'll have a problem with that one.""And does Ninurta-Nasir play by the rules?""He's a hero. That's what makes this so hard. He is as stained by recent events as the rest of us are, he's perhaps a little too quick to hate, and he likes to have a tight hold over his men, but he also helped to subjugate Turtak in the first place, before I was born. He's our best hope.> "Well, he's a total dick to me. I think we should replace him soon."> "How do I get on his good side?"> "So he's been to Turtak before. Does he know some secret way in? Some secret, giant-scorpion-sized way in?"
>>29094665>"So he's been to Turtak before. Does he know some secret way in? Some secret, giant-scorpion-sized way in?"> "How do I get on his good side?"We don't want him as an enemy right now. That would be disastrous.
>>29094665>> "Well, he's a total dick to me. I think we should replace him soon."
>>29094665[x]well, I wish he wasn't so mean. I'm still pretty peeved about earlier.[x]so tell me about him, then. What does he like? How'd he get into turtak the first time?
>>29094665>he's a total dick to me though
>>29094665>"Whatever his problems, I hope he gets over them soon."
I'm fine with saying he's a dick, but I am unsure about replacing him. I mean, we got him to stop kidnapping and stop being all military police, which were the main reasons we were mad in the first place.
>>29094712Oh no, we are not getting him as an enemy. We are just preparing the way to replace him. Maybe put Sharo in his place.
>>29094753Is he any good at strategizing? It would be great to have someone leading the Footmen that we had the loyalty of but not if they're an incompetent leader. If we do replace him it will be after this battle not before, barring him doing something drastic naturally.
>>29094665"Well, I wish he wasn't so mean to me. How did he get into Turtak the first time?""The sewers. The way he tells the story anyway. He says the thought they were so fancy to have all their shit carried away, but that was the day their shit came back for them to choke on. It might be worth looking into again, though I'm sure they've thought of that possibility and come up with defenses against it."It takes a few more days to reach the city. Ninurta-Nasir doesn't make any further trouble for you, except perhaps in his mind. Once or twice he nods proudly to you and says "Good work back there, killer." You get used to making a burrow for yourself near the footmen's camp. It feels nice and cozy.> Embrace the strange dreams of the underworld.> Focus on all the nice people in your life as you burrow into bed. You have to hold onto your humanity, especially at a time like this.> Stay up later than usual so you can sneak out and find Ninlil and/or Nakurtum.
>>29094750The guy is asking for it. We have restrained him somewhat, but there's a good chacne that he will try something nasty again.
>>29094847>> Embrace the strange dreams of the underworld.Time for learning.
Rolled 22>>29094847>> Embrace the strange dreams of the underworld.Only monsters can kill monsters.
>>29094847let's stay up once or twice to talk to our friends, and then get a good night's sleep.I sort of want to avoid the dead world because it's scary and weird.
>>29094847> Embrace the strange dreams of the underworld.I'm curious, what is really going on when Hunzuu visits the underworld?Also, Pazuzu and shit, man.
>>29094847It seems we have his respect if nothing else. That will do for now. I say we don't make any move against him. >Embrace the strange dreams of the underworld.we could use some more learnings. We still have control of our facilities and need that information right now.
>>29094847Embrace the dreams
we should probably be relaying our nighttime activities to a priest
>>29094847>Focus on all the nice people in your life as you burrow into bed. You have to hold onto your humanity, especially at a time like this.
>>29094968Terrible idea. That's only going to make them distrust Hunzuu and put a shorter leash on her.
>>29094847When your peculiar dreams take you, you don't try to hold them back with the usual, more human dreams of the day's experiences and mixtures of old memories. You go straight into the land of the dead.You see that the fight between the scorpion-men is still going on, after a fashion. In your faded, drifting dream-body, you survey the dark landscape and see the scorpion-men dividing themselves into two camps, each with a makeshift shrine made of clay and the peculiar blue-black brittle earth of the underworld. One is like a human woman, and the other is like a shapeless many-legged thing.> Go toward the statue of Ishtar> Go toward the statue of Tiamat
>>29094994huh.Well, might as well hear them both out. Let's listen to the tiamat folks first, so we understand the changes the reformist ishtar folks made when we talk to them.
>>29094994>> Go toward the statue of Ishtar
>>29094994>> Go toward the statue of Tiamat
>>29094994> Go toward the statue of Tiamat
>>29094994IshtarTiamat is dead
>>29094994>tiamat is best god
>>29094994What are the differences between the two gods?
Rolled 88>>29094994>> Go toward the statue of Ishtar
>>29094994Ishtar.Tiamat couldn't cut it
>>29095049Ishtar is the goddess of the dead, I think? Tiamat was the Scorpionfolh's god, but it either died or went away.
>>29095057fertility, love, war, and sex are ishtar's domains
>>29094994>Go toward the statue of IshtarWar & Love what more could an angry scorpian girl want?
>>29095102wheras tiamat is the mysterious embodiment of primordial chaos and the ocean, according to wikipedia, and birthed the younger gods.
>>29094994You hardly know anything about Tiamat. You decide to inspect that camp first.The scorpion men and women there are in a ring, watching themselves fight two at a time. It feels like a ritual, a practice they go through to keep themselves from fading. Right now two very large males are > Ask to take a turn fighting> Go up to the wizened-looking male standing at the base of the statue and ask about Tiamat> See if any of the bystanders have any interesting venoms>>29095057Close. Ishtar rules over love and war. The goddess of the dead is Ereshkigal, whom everyone seems to hate. Her feast in Ligish is quite small. It's informally called the Feast of Good Riddance, when men of the city drink beer and thank Ereshkigal for imprisoning those unpleasant people who are better off dead.
Rolled 87>>29095127>> Go up to the wizened-looking male standing at the base of the statue and ask about Tiamat
>>29095127>> Ask to take a turn fightingIs the post incomplete?
>>29095127Ask about Tiamat. We need magic for more venoms.
>>29095127go ask the wiseguy what the heck is the deal with tiamat, and then after his explanation, how he feels about ishtar.
>>29095127ask for a turn
>>29095127>> Go up to the wizened-looking male standing at the base of the statue and ask about Tiamat>>29095127
>>29095127>Ask to take a turn fightingWe might learn.
>>29095127>>29095150Two large males are wrestling in the center of the ring. They have some pretty impressive moves. That is all.You go to the scorpion-man who seems to be in charge. He has a thin grey beard, and his chitinous plates seem a little too big for the body underneath as they clack together when he moves. You try to speak. "Big brother, can you tell me about Tiamat?"He squints to look at you. "Oh, little sister... are my eyes weakening again, or are you fading? Come, live, remember." He pulls you close and clawhugs you. "Tiamat made us all. She is the strongest, even now, after Marduk slew her. After his victory, Marduk and his kin took to fighting amongst themselves again, some claiming kingship, others disputing it, lusting after each other's domains. Tiamat rules the bitter ocean, and that is a domain too great for any lesser god to take. The traitors say Tiamat has faded and will never rise again. But if we believe, if we laugh and fight and celebrate our strength and defy our death, then she will awaken and come into her own once again. We do not lose faith. We do not change, like lesser peoples. We remain strong in ourselves, As Tiamat does."> "Then let me fight."> "I have a secret. I'm still alive. I talked to the woman who leads Ishtar's camp, but she wanted me to change. I want to be strong with you instead."> "What kind of venom do you have?"
>>29095332Huh. That's neat.Well, we should probably do some fighting while we're here. Don't know how I feel about ever unchanging though. I would hope for some changes, like less people eating. I have strange and revolutionary ideas on how little we need to eat people.
>>29095332>> "Then let me fight."Let's not begin politics among the dead.
>>29095332"Then let me fight."The old man laughs and holds up your human arm. He hisses loudly to get his people's attention. "This little one wants to fight! Take her into the ring. Who will show her how to fight and kill? Who will prepare her for the new hunt!"A man waves his claws. "My daughter will!" He pushes forward a girl who looks a little younger than you, with long hair and dark eyes, and silver rings on her fingers. She doesn't look like much of a fighter.> That girl's gonna get wrecked. Bring it.> "Will you not face me yourself, coward?"
>>29095462I am tempted to fight the girl because I have a feeling she might in fact be a real good fight for usotherwise, challenge the adult
>>29095462>I can totally fuck that girl up, give me a challenge!
Rolled 70>>29095332>> "What kind of venom do you have?"
We are going to get wrecked every time we come here aren't we?I'm ok with this. We win the important battles.
>>29095462>Bow to your opponent.Are appearances deceiving? Or does this one not wish to fight?
Rolled 18>>29095462>> That girl's gonna get wrecked. Bring it.That girl could be stronger than she appears to be.
>>29095462>> "Will you not face me yourself, coward?"We shoudl totally fight the girl, but I can't help it and must take on the largest challenge in this spirit world.
> "Will you not face me yourself, coward?"
>>29095462>"Your father knows you better than I do. If he thinks you have what it takes, that's good enough for me"
>>29095462> Treat her like any other opponent.
>>29095462>> That girl's gonna get wrecked. Bring it.
>>29095462The girl doesn't seem to protest, taking the ring as the two huge males help each other back to their feet and skitter away. She lowers her human half and raises her stinger.You figure you'll give it a try. Maybe she'll surprise you. The scorpionfolk all around you, cheering or hissing or calling out "Tiamat, look!" "Tiamat, listen!"> "Hi! My name's Hunzuu, what's yours?"> Let's do this. Roll 4d6 to wreck this girl.
Rolled 3, 1, 2, 4 = 10> "Hi! My name's Hunzuu, what's yours?"> Let's do this. Roll 4d6 to wreck this girl.No reason we can't fight and talk at the same time.
Rolled 3, 1, 6, 2 = 12>>29095589Stone cold silent RECKTACULAR carnage.
>>29095612>>29095634The mediocrity hurts. Seems like we are getting wrecked instead. How shameful.
Rolled 5, 6, 4, 3 = 18>>29095589Hi! I'm Hunzuu! I hope you're strong.
Rolled 4, 6, 3, 6 = 19>>29095589lets go gog og gogogogogogogogogogogogo
>>29095652eh, we come here to lose. helps us fight better.
>>29095682There's that, ok...but winning will gather more attention from the other, more important scorpions.
>>29095589"Hi, I'm Hunzuu! I hope you're strong!" You rush toward her, deciding upon your usual strategy of licking claws with the foe and then stabbing with your stinger.The girl may have been ten when she died, but she's been practicing down here ever since the Great Flood. She moves like nothing you've ever seen, sidestepping you, rolling her claws between your own so you can't get a grip on her, even slipping under you just before you're about to raise your stinger , then attacking your underbelly with her claws, legs, and teeth all at once. You fall to one side and yelp in pain. The pain makes you a bit more solid, though.> Roll 4d6 to try to overpower her and save face.> "I concede. You fight well, sister!"
Rolled 5, 6, 1, 2 = 14>>29095739>> Roll 4d6 to try to overpower her and save face.
Rolled 5, 3, 6, 4 = 18>>29095739This is exactly the kind of fight we were hoping for!Try harder to watch her moves than you do to win. Like that claw rolling thing.
Rolled 1, 4, 2, 5 = 12>>29095739>"show me a good time, Jack"
Rolled 4, 1, 5, 4 = 14>>29095739try and stop losing
Rolled 25>>29095739Wait, is that a steel bikini? Wouldn't that be horribly uncomfortable?
Rolled 6, 6, 6, 6 = 24>>29095751>>29095753>>29095764better then the last round at least.
Rolled 12>>29095840GOATFUCKING DAMMIT
>>29095840.........Wow. What are the odds?
Rolled 5, 2, 1, 2 = 10>>29095840Holy shit. It's such a pity that Great Anu doesn't do a 'best of x' or something.It's the second maximized roll this quest has. Exactly another 24 on a 4d6.
>>29095739Her claw-work reminds you of some of the weapon lessons you had with Nakurtum but didn't pay attention all the way through. When weapons bind, the one on the inside has all the control and the best potential to reach the enemy. You never thought to apply that to fighting with your claws.You continue fighting your hardest - this is why you're here after all, to learn. You get out from her hold on you and manage to strike at her a few times with your claws, but before long she's grappling with you again, on top of you, pushing your claws back painfully with her own and biting at your shoulder with her human teeth, hissing.The scorpions reach a consensus that the fight is over - you have lost. There is no shame, though. The adults are still laughing at your audacity and calling you "brave little sister." One with a deep scar across his human chest touches your hair as though analyzing you. "This one will not fade, I can feel it." And the pain is oddly fleeting. Perhaps it's because of the dream, or because of the nature of the underworld, but your injuries don't stick like they should.> Keep bonding with them, maybe get a rematch, or at least some advice.> Go over to see Ishtar's camp
>>29095883>bond more, rematch or advice welcome
Rolled 3, 5, 2, 3 = 13>>29095883>> Go over to see Ishtar's campTIme to fight there.
Rolled 21>>29095883>> Go over to see Ishtar's campI want to ask them what they think of tiamat.
>>29095883> Go over to see Ishtar's campLet's see what they're doing
>>29095883well, these guys are right fun to hang out with, but that doesn't mean they're theologically correct or have a moral philosophy.Let's go see what ishtar's fights are like.
> Go over to see Ishtar's camp
Rolled 3, 6, 3, 5 = 17>>29095920>Let's go see what ishtar's fights are like.Probably a gardening competition or some faggot shit like that, instead of POWERCLAWS TO THE NECK.
>>29095957well, she IS a goddess of war.
>>29095883That was fun, you decided. Maybe even a little informative. But you decide it's time to see how Ishtar's camp is doing. You slip away.Unlike Tiamat's camp, Ishtar's camp has scorpions on patrol guarding the perimeter. They hassle you. "A convert, little sister? Or a spy?""Stop that! Bring her up!" You hear a strong voice call to them. As they obey, you see that it's the enormous female you talked to the other night, the one with the silver ornaments on her carapace.She welcomes you with open claws. You see that Ishtar's camp is somewhat smaller, and the ones not busy practicing in informal skirmishes around the base of the statue are praying to Ishtar or doing some kind of strange standing claw-wrestling that might be the beginning of scorpion mating.The large female leads you back behind the statue. "You are back from the dying world, yes? It has not been long, or it has not felt like long. Your war is still going on."> "Yes, so if you want me to uphold my promise, I have to survive it first. I need all you know about war."> "Yes. I missed you. It's good to have something sort of like a family."> "Yes. Hey, I'm just curious. Are the dead humans around here? Is Ereshkigal nearby? Maybe I could ask her. There's a dead human I'm looking for."
>>29096172Either ask about the war, or ask about the dead humans.I'm still a little bit too creeped out to really feel like family here, but hey, maybe it'll come eventually.
> "Yes, so if you want me to uphold my promise, I have to survive it first. I need all you know about war."
>>29096172>Yes. Are there dead humans here? I wanna see my mommy.
>>29096172>> "Yes, so if you want me to uphold my promise, I have to survive it first. I need all you know about war."
>>29096172> "Yes. I missed you. It's good to have something sort of like a family."Fuck, Anu. ALl of these options are good.
Rolled 66>>29096172>> "Yes, so if you want me to uphold my promise, I have to survive it first. I need all you know about war."
>>29096213"Yes, so if you want me to uphold my promise, I have to survive it first. I need all you know about war."The huge female takes you back to a stockpile of rocks, wet clay, and silver. She tells you all she can remember about the last war, the one just before the flood. The humans had mastered the craft of monster-making, along with other strong magic, and they led several expeditions to the great cedar forest that was the home of the gods, bringing the gods one petition after another. One kingdom even dared to build a colony at the edge of the forest, only to have another kingdom seize it. Then the centaurs got involved, then the lammasus, and the scorpions harried the highways and supply lines for a long time, hunting at every opportunity. The gods created the great monster Humbaba to drive everyone back from the forest, then the even greater monster Pazuzu destroyed the humans' homes so they had no choice but to continue the war. When the din had reached an apex, the god Enlil started a petition to kill all the humans, and the petition was accepted. Somehow some humans must have survived, though. The woman shows each battle she remembers, with scratches on sheets of clay and tokens made of earth and silver. She was quite busy during this time, apparently.>Your Warcraft has gone up to 2.> "Mother, please give me more of your venom. I think the last dose wore off."> "Can you give me some other kind of venom? If I can store it in my body, maybe somebody can extract it, and perform the ritual to make me start producing it."> "I don't like being a soldier. I miss my real mom..."
Rolled 65>>29096400>> "Can you give me some other kind of venom? If I can store it in my body, maybe somebody can extract it, and perform the ritual to make me start producing it."Also, ask her about Pazuzu.What kind of monster was it?
>>29096400Fuck yeah, best Warcraft right here. Do we HAVE to go to 3 later?> "I don't like being a soldier. I miss my real mom..."
>>29096400I don't really feel like getting hopped up on venoms so much. I will probably be outvoted on that.we should probably just thank her and be on our way. Apparently the gods wanted to kill -all- humans. They wanted to kill all scorpions too.Maybe humans and scorpions can get along after all.
>>29096400>> "Can you give me some other kind of venom? If I can store it in my body, maybe somebody can extract it, and perform the ritual to make me start producing it."Not calling her Mother. No sir, thank you.Also not gonna look for the other mother.
>>29096400>"What can you tell me about Pazuzu? I've heard about him but I'd like to hear it from someone who isn't batshit insane this time"
>>29096400"Can you give me some other kind of venom? If I can store it in my body, maybe somebody can extract it, and perform the ritual to make me start producing it."She thinks it over. "So, the Soul Solvent stayed in you in the dying world. I was wondering whether that would work. Most of the other venoms do nothing but harm, though. I think we have one odd woman who produces antivenom. Perhaps we'll send you back with some of that.""What can you tell me about Pazuzu? What kind of monster is he? I heard about him before, but it was from a crazy woman."She frowns. "I never saw him. By the grace of the gods, I hope I never have to. He flies. He casts cities into shadow. He's not good. But I think he died and faded with the others."> Accept the antivenom and be on your way.> Be on your way immediately.> "You don't have to betray Tiamat to get free. I'll be the one to free you."
>>29096618>> Accept the antivenom and be on your way.
>>29096618Accept the antivenom.I don't know about this ishtar or tiamat business, but I'm much more willing to help these guys out as a whole now that I know the gods are gunning for humans too.
>>29096618>"You don't have to betray Tiamat to be free, I will free you"
>>29096618> "You don't have to betray Tiamat to get free. I'll be the one to free you."Faith is ourshield, and etc.
>>29096618> "You don't have to betray Tiamat to get free. I'll be the one to free you."Let's hear what she says.
>>29096618[x] "You don't have to betray Tiamat to get free. I'll be the one to free you."So, Pazuzuwill fuck everyone, hm? We will needeveryone to fight him.
Rolled 60>>29096618>> Accept the antivenom and be on your way.
>>29096618"You don't have to betray Tiamat to be free, I will free you"She shakes her head and gives you a sad smile. "If only I could believe that. First survive this war of yours, little one. Then perhaps I will dare to put all my hope in you."The large female leads you through her small following to a smaller but older-looking female, praying by herself. She explains that her purpose is to make sure that her people remain a single people, to prevent them from killing each other. When she sticks you with her venom, there is no pain, nor any other kind of sensation. It's like water.You wake up in the middle of the night in your burrow.> Just get back to sleep.> Look for Nakurtum or Ninlil> See if there's a competent magician in the Petty-Wizards who can distill antivenom while it's still in you blood.
> See if there's a competent magician in the Petty-Wizards who can distill antivenom while it's still in you blood.
Rolled 28>>29096878> Look for Nakurtum
>>29096878let's go find a wizard.Though I'd really like to talk to ninlil about how she handled the battle.
>>29096878> See if there's a competent magician in the Petty-Wizards who can distill antivenom while it's still in you blood.Strike while the iron is hot.
>>29096878>moar sleepsleep is importantcan't fight a battle without rest
>>29096878>> Just get back to sleep.
>>29096878Maybe we could get one of the Blood Priests acolytes to preserve a sample of our blood... assuming that there are any Blood Acolytes here...
>>29097066wait!We know how to preserve blood now!We just need some blood to do it with. Hopefully not ours. We're already kinda wounded.
>>29096878You nod back off to sleep. The dreams you have for the rest of the night are more ordinary and restful. You're playing in the pyramid with Nakurtum, but you're a human girl. Nobody expects anything of you...When the call rises to wake up and get moving, it still seems awfully early. The forces must be taking shorter rests than normal in their haste to get to the city. You want to find Nakurtum or Ninlil, but you just can't find the time to do it before you're on the march again.> Break away from formation to talk to someone while moving> Just find a jar you can use to put some of your blood in for later. Preferably one that has something to seal it with.> Just stay on the move and stay alert for the enemy.
> Just find a jar you can use to put some of your blood in for later. Preferably one that has something to seal it with.
>>29097126>> Just find a jar you can use to put some of your blood in for later. Preferably one that has something to seal it with.
>>29097126Just stay on the move and alert
>>29097126we're sure to be bleeding next battle. Let's keep a jar nearby for when it happens.Man, for being on the march with our friends, we hardly get to see our friends. War isn't fun at all.
>>29097126>> Just stay on the move and stay alert for the enemy.
>>29097126Before joining the march, you dig around the camping supplies and find a jar with a narrow opening sealed with wax. That'll do. You pry the seal open a little to smell that there's some kind of strong liquor inside. You take stock of where it is and reseal the jar as best you can. Maybe you won't have to make yourself bleed again. Maybe it'll happen on its own soon.Toward late afternoon, you start coming across small settlements and farmsteads, all abandoned. Oders seem to be to loot them quickly, tear things down that are relatively easy to tear down, and capture any survivors. The charioteers and Soul-of-Lightning usually get to them first.> Rush ahead and aid on the looting. Roll 2d6 to see what you get.> Stay back and don't participate unless directly ordered to> Wait for a moment of confusion, then double back and look for Ninlil
>>29097298let's not participate. I don't relish looting and pillaging, and we're too big to get the good stuff in houses anyway.
Rolled 3, 1 = 4>>29097298kill structures, get loot
Rolled 5, 1 = 6>>29097298>> Rush ahead and aid on the looting. Roll 2d6 to see what you get
>>29097298>Wait for a moment of confusion, then double back and look for NinlilNot like they'll have giant scorpion clothes in there.
Rolled 1, 3 = 4>>29097298>> Rush ahead and aid on the looting. Roll 2d6 to see what you get.
>>29097382yeah, let's check in with our friends.
>>29097298>Stay back and don't participate unless directly ordered towe'd most likely break everything, including the loot...
>>29097298You join the Footmen who go out and search the area for loot. It's a little creepy to think that these places had people in them not too long ago, that they were warned about an advancing army and fled in haste. You don't find anything of great value - they probably never had anything that valuable to begin with - but you find a few miscellaneous household items, a flint knife, and some stray goats out in a flood plain by the river. The men are also happy for your aid in pulling down lean-tos and knocking over huts.> Bring the goats back as a gift to Sharo and the others> Feast on raw goat! You haven't had raw flesh in days.
> Bring the goats back as a gift to Sharo and the others
>>29097527take a goat or two back to the army. We'll have it cooked.It's nice to be big enough to just lift goats.
>>29097527Can we feast on one and bring the rest?
Rolled 54>>29097527>> Bring the goats back as a gift to Sharo and the othersThere is plenty of raw meat on the battlefield.
>>29097527> Bring the goats back as a gift to Sharo and the othersNo fun in eating raw flesh outside of battle.
>>29097527bring dem goats on back
>>29097527>Bring the goats back as a gift to Sharo and the others>take the opportunity to freak him out"You know, it's just not the same anymore. I mean after eating the mole-person and the lizard-people, regular goat just doesn't taste so good anymore. I need to find some goat-people"
Rolled 5, 1, 1, 3 = 10>>29097595That's perfect. I love it.
>>29097595Eh, I think we're freaky enough with our after battle eating. Also, the raw goat is still damn delicious.
>>29097527You come back to Sharo with a goat under each arm and a goat held alive and kicking in one claw. You see that he's cleaned some of his armor, but left that one important stain. He laughs at the sight of you carryng the creatures. "Hah! Good work, Hunzuu. We'll have them led along on a line with the back animals until it's time to slaughter them."You overhear the rumor that some charioteers have caught and captured people who were fleeing these homesteads.> They can handle it. Stay with Sharo; he's being pretty cool.> Go up and interrogate them.
>>29097668This seems like a good time to do whatever we were going to do with Ninlil.
>>29097668Sure, go with >>29097706
>>29097668hey!Hey charioteers!You're supposed to let noncombatants flee!
>>29097668>> Go up and interrogate them.Also make sure they're not being dicks.
>>29097668Apparently the charioteers never got the memo about that rule, but whatever. You tell Sharo you'll deliver the goats to the quartermaster. After you do it, you go out and look for Ninlil with the archers.She waves to you excitedly and hugs you as you approach. It's funny finally having someone to hug who's roughly the same height as you. She whispers to you, "it's good you're okay, hunzuu. they've been pretty good to me. the bald one gave me a flower to put in my hair. and in the fight, i tried roaring a little. it kind of worked. they were throwing stones at us, and i told them to stop, and they did!" > Give her orders to call down the lammasu as soon as she sees him next time.> Encourage her to stay out of the way as much as possible. You put her back with the archers so she'd be safer, after all.
Rolled 74>>29097668>> Go up and interrogate them.Lets be curious scorpion
>>29097856>Ask her if she still hurts
Rolled 40>>29097856>> Give her orders to call down the lammasu as soon as she sees him next time.
>>29097856tell her she's doing great, and ask if she can tell the llamassu to fight hunzuu on the ground.Find out how she's adapting to her new giant lion-ness. She's even bigger than us!
>>29097856> Give her orders to call down the lammasu as soon as she sees him next time.and >>29097890
>>29097856>Ask her to call down the lammasu next time he appears for sum delicious 1v1 with you
>>29097856"Are you doing okay? Are you hurting?"She shakes her head. "nope. i still feel kind of funny, but i think i'll be okay.""Good! Hey, the last time I tried to call down that lammasu, he didn't even hear me. If he comes back, will you challenge him to stay and fight? Preferably to fight me?""sure..." She looks down.You lift her chin. "Are you sure you're going to be all right? I know it's a lot to get used to.""yeah. i can do this, this being-a-lion thing. the bald one even says i look pretty!"> "That guy is a flatterer. He did the same thing to me. If he tries to seduce you into doing something for him think twice."> [lie] "Really? Him? No way. He has very high standards! When I went to see him, all he could talk about was how I was wearing my hair all wrong."
>>29098013>"You'd be surprised at what some people like in a woman. Did I ever tell you about the time Narkutum asked to ride me?"
>>29098013that guy said I was pretty too!
Rolled 2, 4, 3, 1 = 10>>29098013I want to do second option, but it could severely damage relations if she forces the truth out of us.
>>29098013>"really? no wai gurl. that guy is tots super harsh! you must be super kawaii if he said that!"
>>29098013>Well he must have good taste! But don't worry, you do look pretty, so you shouldn't feel like hearing that is some big thing. He's just observant and nice, both rare qualities in this place.
Rolled 1, 5 = 6>>29098013>He likes monsters, I think. But not the ugly ones, at least.
>>29098013"You'd be surprised at what some people like in a woman. Did I ever tell you about the time Narkutum asked to ride me?"She can't help but laugh at that, though laughing doesn't cum naturally to her anymore, and it makes her cough a little. "wow, no. so, are you and her...""Are we what?""you know... fooling around...""What?! Eew, no! She's just a friend. She's more like a big sister, really."After trading some more gossip about your friends and the Archers you know, you say goodbye and catch up to the Footmen. You hear that the captives were interrogated about the lammasu, but didn't say anything useful. After a few more hours of marching, the sun is just beginning to set. There are many more buildings and worked fields in view, but more importantly, the city walls of Turtak can be seen in the distance. You're ordered to hold on the nearest hill and wait for further orders.> Do as you're told. Maybe you can rest a little for the battle that's sure to come.> Go find the commanders and volunteer your services to help sap the walls or find a way through the sewers
>>29098281we've been having shit sleep recently. Let the commanders know we -can- dig and sap, but then go to sleep until they ask us to do it.
>>29098281We need to be good and rested for all the fighting tomorrow.
Rolled 32>>29098318Sounds like a decent plan.
>>29098281>> Do as you're told. Maybe you can rest a little for the battle that's sure to comeWe need to be fully rested for the battle
>>29098281>follow them orders
I think this war is where we prove the monster deal works well to our folks. I mean, we've already slain enough folks, and we're following orders. Worth proven.
>>29098281You remind Sharo and the men that you can dig and sap if you have to, in case any of them get asked about it, but aside form that you take the opportunity to have a little nap to make up for all the long marches and short nights.You nap fitfully. The tension in the area is so high you can feel it even with your eyes closed. Soon Sharo shakes you awake. "Hunzuu... look."You see figures moving along the tops of the city walls. You can't tell what they are, but they're bigger than human. "They have even more monsters than we thought. This will be hard. We have to surround the city, anything that might be used to get in or out. The next step will be to see what the Rain Priest can do with the land's magic.">"Aye-aye.">"I'm scared. Hold me?"> "Let's say I'm 13 now. Otherwise I might not live to get there."
Rolled 17>>29098559>I'm scared. Hold me?ROLLING TO SEDUCE
>>29098559>"I'm scared. Hold me?"ACTIVATE /a/ FIELD
>>29098559aye-ayeLet's say I'm 13 now. I want to at least be 13 before I die.
>>29098559>"Aye-aye."No rest for the scorpion-girl.
>>29098559>> "Let's say I'm 13 now. Otherwise I might not live to get there."Awww...
apparently mesopotamians weren't really big on birthdays, or so my google says. A shame. I was hoping to find some kind of wacky celebration.
>>29098559"Aye-aye." You decide that you're going to just pretend that you're 13 now, even if you're a few days short. Maybe it'll make you braver. You prepare for the worst birthday ever.Turtak is a considerable distance from the river, but there's a small canal leading from the river to what you assume must be the drain Ninurta-Nasir used to break into the city long ago. Your division heads there first, trying its best to keep just out of the range of any weapons the guards on the walls might have. Sure enough, the drain has been almost completely walled up, and a new guard tower stands just above it behind the city wall. You're too far away to see any distinct people up on the walls, but you're pretty sure they can see you. You ready your shield.You hear a sound like rolling thunder, and clouds start condensing around the city from nothing, darkening the sunset sky. There's a sound like a shriek filling up the sky, and the clouds fight and spiral around the clear areas. The magicians on both sides are trying to seize control of the land and the surrounding weather. It gets pretty scary.> Concentrate and pray to the appropriate gods in an attempt to aid the Rain Priest.> Pray to Tiamat. Hey, who knows.> Just keep an eye out for that stupid lammasu. You want his blood.
Rolled 87>>29098844>> Pray to Tiamat. Hey, who knows.
>>29098844> Just keep an eye out for that stupid lammasu. You want his blood.Fucker.
>>29098844>pray to Tiamat
>>29098844>> Pray to Tiamat. Hey, who knows.Favor of the gods?
>>29098844keep an eye out. If we spot a llamasu or wizard, we can make them unable to contribute to the spell by brute force methods
>>29098844 >pray to Tiamat
>>29098844>> Pray to Tiamat. Hey, who knows.
>>29098844You close your eyes and lower your head. You know the Rain Priest will be calling out to Enlil, god of the air, and to Ea, god of fresh waters, but you decide to call out to dead Tiamat instead. Perhaps something you saw in your dreams made you admire her strength, or at least the strength of her followers. The strange peacemeal storm intensifies. The sky groans. This is the Rain Priest doing his work, not gently to help the crops, but fiercely to seize control of a battlefield.> Go ahead and roll 2d6 to see how the gods react to your appeal to your dead unholy primal mother, if at all> You may also request something specific of Tiamat
Rolled 4, 6 = 10>>29098948Let's not ask for anything specific, tiamat does what she wants.
Rolled 2, 4 = 6>>29098948> Go ahead and roll 2d6 to see how the gods react to your appeal to your dead unholy primal mother, if at all
Rolled 6, 4 = 10>>29098948
>>29098967thisor ask to not die soon
>>29098967Oh hey, a good roll. Finally.
Rolled 5, 1 = 6>>29098948>"Hey, Great Tiamat, mind granting us the strength to survive the battle?"
I kinda want to worship both Tiamat and Ishtar.
>>29099066nothin' wrong with being a polytheistI mean, we enjoy a holiday for all the gods, mostly. Even the god of the dead, though it's a shitty small one.
anyone remember what the domains of the various gods are again?
>>29098948Sharo and the men around you pray to more typical gods, like Ninurta, or Enlil, or Anu. But you feel strong in yourself, strong enough to withstand the ages of the world and not change. You imagine what Tiamat might think of you, the last of her children. You imagine that perhaps she likes you.Some bolts of lightning strike the walls of Turtak, perhaps frying a few sentries. The sky still groans and shrieks. Flaming arrows and blood-conjured beasts fly from the walls. You think you're out of their range, but you still raise your shields. Four lammasus take wing and survey Ligish's army. Orange glowing light flickers in the air, perhaps the clash of magic between the Bronze Priest and the defenders of the walls. Even from so far away, you hear Ninlil challenge them.> "Rally to that roar, men! Let's hunt some lammasus."> "Hold! When they're distracted, advance. I'll break through this wall."> "Hold! Wait for orders."
>>29099162>hold and wait for dem orders
Rolled 15>>29099162>> "Rally to that roar, men! Let's hunt some lammasus."TOMORROW THEY SHALL EAT BREAKFAST AMONG THE DEADS!
> "Hold! When they're distracted, advance. I'll break through this wall."
>>29099162rally to that roar. Their fault for not giving us standing orders.
we should probably only rally if the llamasu take the bait
>>29099162"Rally to that roar, men! Let's hunt some lammasus."You rush to where the lammasus are circling around the archers and blocking their arrows with magic. One lammasu has slowed and is lowering itself. It must have fallen under the influence of Ninlil's roar.> Explicitly challenge it to single combat> This must be the weakest one. Maybe Ninlil can do this on her own.> Just charge in there as soon as it's low enough to be taken by surprise. Roll 4d6 to rip and tear.>>29099139I should probably add these to the list of characters:Enlil: Air and storms. A leader of gods. Very Zeus-ish. Started the Great Flood.Anu: The highest heaven. Called father of them all, but usually not highest in authority.Shamash: Justice and the positive aspects of the sun. Judges even the other gods.Aruru: Life. Creator of humans.Sin: The moon and vigilance against evilEreshkigal: The deadNergal: The hot dry season, manhunters, and the negative aspects of the sun. Consort of Ereshkigal.Ninurta: Beast hunters and honorable warfare.Ishtar: Sex and total war.Tammuz: Rebirth. Husband to Ishtar.Ea: Earth and fresh water.Tiamat: Salt water. Mother of monsters. Killed by Marduk.Apsu: Former consort to Tiamat and primal god of fresh water. Dead.Marduk: Kingship and heroism. Not universally worshiped, because the cities that worship him are very antagonistic against the ones that hold other gods higher.There are a lot of other gods, like some spouses to the aforementioned gods and some lesser gods like Ninsun, but these are the big ones.
Rolled 1, 2, 5, 6 = 14>>29099383>charge in and rip and tear>you're so free you could lacerate
Rolled 4, 3, 4, 1 = 12>>29099383> Just charge in there as soon as it's low enough to be taken by surprise. Roll 4d6 to rip and tear.
>>29099383for my first act I shall henceforth ship Ishtar and Tiamut!
Rolled 5, 6, 2, 4 = 17>>29099383> Just charge in there as soon as it's low enough to be taken by surprise. Roll 4d6 to rip and tear.
Rolled 3, 6, 4, 3 = 16>>29099383PAIN TRAIN A-COMINget a running start and tackle that cowmanbat. It should look impressive from a stationary footman point of view.
Rolled 6, 4, 5, 1 = 16>>29099383>> Just charge in there as soon as it's low enough to be taken by surprise. Roll 4d6 to rip and tear.
Rolled 1, 2, 3, 4 = 10>>29099407>>29099416>>29099446not too bad.
Rolled 2, 4, 6, 6 = 18>>29099383>Ishtar: Sex and total war.Tiamat and Ishtar. I doubt the pantheon will be angry if we worship two gods.
>>29093889>Previous Thread (got mislabeled, please keep upvoting it so it survives the purge:) http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29001446/Listed tags on that one are: system, design, that guyif anyone`s looking for it.
>>29099473honestly, we should do the prayers at the time of festival for most of these gods. We might favor one or two, though. We were favoring aruru(abubu) earlier.
We are a monster created for war. If we ever decide to go full monster girl then we've fully embraced both the goddesses we can be associated with.
>>29099502that still isn't fixed?dang, those guys are lazy
>>29099383Ninlil does well. She keeps using her unnaturally compelling roar to keep it distracted until you pounce on it from behind and clutch at it with your deadly claws. The other lammasus panic and pummel you, the archers, and their comrade alike with blasts of force. The archers shoot volleys up at them and manage to get some good shots in before they can coordinate their magic.The lammasu you've grounded, which isn't the same one who's been making your life hell, kicks at you with his hooves and turns its blood into daggers that shoot out at you from the wounds you've made.> Poison it, then swat it aside.> Roll 4d6 to keep ripping and tearing at full force.> Just keep it busy. Roll 3d6 to fight defensively and minimize the risk of those blood daggers.
> Poison it, then swat it aside.There are too many to bother with just one. Slow Death this one then grab another.
Rolled 2, 6, 6, 4 = 18>>29099521>> Poison it, then swat it aside.
Rolled 5, 6, 2, 5 = 18>>29099521>> Roll 4d6 to keep ripping and tearing at full force.Is our poison still Slow Death, or has it been replaced by the anti-venom?
Rolled 5, 4, 5 = 14>>29099521>keep it busy.
Rolled 4, 3, 4, 4 = 15>>29099521does fighting defensively and ripping and tearing inflict poison as well?I say rip and tear.
>>29099521You strike it with your stinger. It blocks you with a wave of force, but you keep stabbing at other spots at its body until it fails to anticipate you, and you stinger hits home, Now that it's been envenomed, you let go of it and give it a blunt swat with your claw. It struggles to flee and take to the air again. One of the lammasus has been struck by three arrows and is likewise retreating, bleeding onto the earth far below it. The lammasu you want is still attacking the archers, though. It crushes them with force blasts and sets some of their bows on fire to force them to disarm. Ninlil is about to yell something else at it, but it starts strangling her with a noose of orange energy. It flaps and hovers low to the ground to remain in range, but it's still a bit high for you to reach it by jumping. Ninlil's front legs rise off the ground, and she mutely struggles to free herself.> Hope against hope that you can make that jump. Roll 4d6.> Yell at it. "Hey, you! I'm the one you want!"> Roll 3d6 to throw your spear. (You get bonuses for being part of a unit that's also shooting at it.)>>29099560Your venom is still Slow Death. Antivenom is in your body, but you have not yet devised the ritual to make your stinger start producing it, if you even want to do that.
Rolled 3, 6, 6 = 15>>29099761can we jump and throw the spear at the apex of it?Oh! Do we have that grapple from the smith? He gave us one. Let's try it out!Yell that we're the one he wants while doing this.
Rolled 5, 1, 3, 4 = 13>>29099761make the jumpWe're out'a time...
>>29099789>grappleCompletely forgot about that.
Rolled 5, 4, 4, 6 = 19>>29099761>> Hope against hope that you can make that jump. Roll 4d6.
>>29099789>Do ALL THE THINGS
Rolled 3, 1, 5 = 9> Roll 3d6 to throw your spear. (You get bonuses for being part of a unit that's also shooting at it.)
>>29099761You remember the grapnel tied to a loop in your armor, the one the smith made for you. Right when the archers rally and fire another volley using the bows they have left, you circle behind that stupid lammasu, charge it, leap, and throw your grapnel at it. Sure enough, it's using all its magic to block arrows in front of it, and your thrown weapon can hit home.> Grapnels are tricky. Roll 2d6 for Favor of the Gods to see whether you latch onto it or whether it just strikes the lammasu with the wrong end. Either way, you rolled well enough to hit.>>29099502They have just one admin, I think, and I can understand if he hasn't checked all his emails. Maybe it'll happen. In the meantime, I've made a new archive for this thread at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29093889/ to prevent it from being mislabeled again. Be sure to upvote!
>>29099870you know what I need to be more specific with my actions.
Rolled 3, 6 = 9>>29099879Praise the gods
Rolled 4, 3 = 7>>29099879GRAPPLE! DO THE GRAPPLE THING!Hopefully when we tug, it will find purchase.
>>29099879Ok, admittedly I'm kind of new here and still playing catch up, but since I clearly missed it when it was covered what exactly does "Potential Instars Remaining" refer to?
Rolled 6, 6 = 12>>29099879
>>29099940Ok. You really need to strt rolling first.
>>29099879The gods are good. Your barbed hook finds purchase in the lammasu's hairy flank, and you bring it down with all you weight. Ninlil collapses and gasps for air. You have narrowly saved her life.The asshole lammasu falls to the earth, breaking a wing. It snorts and charges at you.> Roll 4d6 to engage it directly.> Roll 3d6 to sidestep and sting it as it passes.> You till have the tether in your human arms. Roll 2d6 to dodge its charge and give it a hard tug when it passes you by.> Talk some smack>>29099932That's how many times you can shed your skin and grow into a bigger, stronger scorpion.
Rolled 5, 3, 5, 3 = 16>>29100007>> Roll 4d6 to engage it directly.KILL IT
Rolled 1, 6, 1 = 8>>29100007Sting the bastard! Give Hume disorienting pain!
Rolled 3, 5, 2 = 10>>29100007This bitch doesn't get the satisfaction of a final battle. Just dodge and poison.
Rolled 6, 5, 1, 2 = 14>>29100007Engage directly."I've been waiting so long, I thought I'd go crazy.I can't wait to taste you~"
Rolled 5, 6, 5, 1 = 17>>29100007Tear him apart.
Rolled 5, 2, 3, 3 = 13>>29100007CATCH THE BULLtime for the action music
Rolled 5, 3, 3, 2 = 13> Roll 4d6 to engage it directly.
Rolled 3, 6 = 9>>29100007>> You till have the tether in your human arms. Roll 2d6 to dodge its charge and give it a hard tug when it passes you by.Ole!
Hope we can resist the after combat eating this time 'round. we've got a whole siege to do.
>>29100007>Skin shedding growthGot'cha. We earn these in game or is there a catch to using them?
Rolled 4, 2, 1, 3 = 10>>29100099No way we are not eating this guy.
>>29100099As long as we can confine it to eating enemy monsters I think our PR people can find a positive or at least culturally acceptable spin for it.
>>29100007You drop the tether and take up your spear and barbed glaive. You charge right back at the lammasu with a loud hiss as your battle cry. The lammasu creates an envelope of force around itself, but its magic is beginning to be exhausted. You slam into the invisible wall, break through it, and slam into the lammasu itself. You claw, sting, and stab at it as it attempts to trample you. The impact hurts, but you can focus through it.> You now have 2 wounds instead of 1.> Roll 4d6 to end it quickly.> Roll 3d6 to grab its front legs in your claws and hold it until your venom does its work. Talk smack at it.> Also, any player who rolls highest will have that roll used IF they also post appropriate battle music.
Rolled 4, 5, 6, 3 = 18>>29100193> Roll 4d6 to end it quickly.
Rolled 3, 6, 1, 3 = 13>>29100193I wonder if revengeance music is appropriate.Whatever. No smack talk. We've got it in our clutches, now mash it around.
Rolled 6, 1, 5, 4 = 16>>29100217decent enough
Rolled 6, 5, 4 = 15>>29100193>hold it and talk smack"ur a fagit m8""I hope you're tasty"
Rolled 5, 4, 3 = 12>>29100193Talk smack.He's been such a cunt for so long he deserves nothing else than a slow painful death, powerless before our wrath. His dying eyes will look upon us, he shall bask in our radiance. And when the final breath tears itself from his body? We visit the underworld and kill him once more, until he repents his petty teasing and magic tatoos.
>>29100269eh, I just want to nick him while we have the chance.also, the funny thing is that all the repenting he'd need is a heartfelt apology.
Rolled 3, 1, 3, 3 = 10>>29100193>> Roll 4d6 to end it quickly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgDBa_eLlW0...it's a classic...
Rolled 4, 3, 3, 1 = 11>>29100193> Also, any player who rolls highest will have that roll used IF they also post appropriate battle music.Woah woah woah, man.Now I know wht I'm going to do while waiting for the next thread. I hope we challenged someone to a duel, I think I have the perfect songs for that.
Rolled 2, 6, 6 = 14>>29100193>smack talk himSorry, can't resist trash talking the guy.As for battle music, drawing a complete blank. Would either Destroyer of the Universe by Amon Amarth or Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man by Powerglove count?
did we use this one already?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucyYfzbrYkQ
>>29100193>Hey, good rolls for once.He stomps at your legs and tries to gore you with his horns. You remember your lesson from your brawl in the underworld. You get inside the reach of his horns , push his heavy head away with one claw, and jam the other into his neck. Red blood sprays everywhere, and his massive howl of pain is cut short when you dig into his windpipe from the side.> Survey the rest of the battle> Go tend to the fallen Ninlil> Stay with him. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?"
>>29100405Go tend to the fallen NinlilThe bullfighter has rescued the... lion?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szIm-3Eyhvw
> Go tend to the fallen NinlilWe are SO eating that guy later.
>>29100405>Stay with him. Use taunts. Start eating.
>>29100405>tend to Ninlil then survey the battlefield
Rolled 6, 2, 6, 6 = 20>>29100405>> Stay with him. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?"TIME TO FEED
>>29100405>> Stay with him. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?"Make sure he's dead. End it. THEN we can go see to Ninlil.
>>29100451thisfuck that loser
> Go tend to the fallen NinlilWe gotta control ourselves when the battle is still raging on. Getting caught up in hunger is a bad thing.
>>29100405>Stay with him. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?"Try to be particularly rough while eating. Make sure it's painful.
>>29100405> Stay with him. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?"> Share with ninlilThis meat is one we need. Maybe bring some to Ninlil too.
>>29100405> Go tend to the fallen Ninlil
>>29100405>> Stay with him. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?"call him a fagit too
>>29100459Uh.We feed. We feed real good.
guys, haven't we learned our lesson about friend helping/meat eating priority?
>>29100486Agreed. Vengeance is good. Power is good! Stupidity and poorly timed inattentiveness are not.
>>29100620Well, we could share the meat. That's good, idn't it?Besides, what 'lesson' are you talking about? The one to not hurt people who approaches Hunzuu while she eats? That's a different matter.
>>29100620friends who need to be helped are unworthy of our friendship
>>29100633yep.>>29100643nah, we missed MOST of the blood acolyte dying because we were busy eating.>>29100649And you I can hardly take seriously.
>>29100405Your bloodlust gets the better of you. "How do you like that, you cunt?! Can you still feel? Can you feel me eating you?" For a while he flails and kicks like a cornered animal, but he can't survice having too much of his flesh torn out of the gash in his neck and stuffed down your gullet. The thrill of the hunt fills you. That remark the dead scorpion-woman made days ago about how your soul is no longer fully human rings much more true now than it did at the time. You are blind to the world outside your kill for an indeterminate length of time, until Ninlil using her roar of compulsion to snap you out of it. "HUNZUU! GET UP RIGHT NOW!"You get up right then. Ninlil keeps roaring just to be heard. "YOUR MEN ALL WENT BACK TO THAT SPOT BY THE CANAL! I THINK MY BOSS IS DEAD! WHAT DO WE DO?!" Questions don't suit her roar as well as commands do, you think.> Oh, shit, the footmen! Better follow them.> Maybe the battle is going well for us. Have Ninlil approach what looks like the front gates and ask them to surrender.> Time to split up again. The highest-ranking surviving Archer should take over.
>>29100532Didn't we sting him? Knowing our luck we'd have to roll not to be giving her poisoned meat.
>>29100678Fucking fuck, we have GOT to stop doing that in the middle of combat, it's stupid.Thank Ninlil for snapping us out of it, then head to help the footmen.
>>29100678>eat herNo one interrupts our meal
>>29100754Please don't listen to this guy.
>>29100678Follow the footmen. Murder whatever we find.Take a note of where this dead guy is so we can eat the rest later.
>>29100678>we're fucking thirteen (really twelve) years old. We find someone else to pass the this leadership shit off to.Don't forget to take our snack with us while we're looking for a new "leader". And make sure we instill someone that we can overrule as convenient.
>>29100678>better follow those worthless footmen
>>29100678> Time to split up again. The highest-ranking surviving Archer should take over.Alright, not gonna eat during the war anymore.
>>29100807hey, we've still got the footmen commander we've been taking orders from.
>>29100811>no victory snacksTalk all the fun out of this quest why don't you
>>29100831you are actively draining my fun with your insistence on eating dead guys regardless of what is going on
>>29100843Seconded. > Time to split up again. The highest-ranking surviving Archer should take over.
>>29100678You nod and wipe the blood off your mouth. "Thank you, Ninlil. I shouldn't have done that. I'd better go help the Footmen. You can come, too, if they ton't tell you something else to do."The bald man, who looks much less fancy when caked in dirt and blood, steps in, out of breath. "They're still casting spells. I don't know what's going on! We have to find the king." Ninlil decides to follow them. "Be safe, Hunzuu! And thank you for saving me!" She hugs you tight.As you catch up to Sharo and the Footmen, you see that many monsters now leer down from the guard tower above the reinforced drain. The king had tried to send in some sappers protected by shield walls to enter the sewers, but it wasn't enough. Even worse, the magic storm around the city is getting darker and louder. Occasionally dry lightning strikes outside the city walls. The earth groans to join the pained noises in the sky. In retailiation, the land belches up blight demons, creatures with shaggy hides like wet peat, bodies like wolves, and heads like locusts with great spiked chewing mandibles. They're all around you.> Run right into the skirmish. Roll 6d6.> First ask Sharo or another soldier what these things are and how to kill them.>>29100843>>29100831Don't worry, anything that's just way too far off the deep end, like randomly killing a friend, will not be considered.
>>29101001let's ask a soldier what we should be doing and how to kill those things.Kill our way to a wall and destroy it? That plan, but with the sewer instead of a wall? Cmon man, give the monster an attack order.
Rolled 5, 4, 2, 5, 5, 6 = 27>>29101001>run in>I'm gonna rip, rip, I'll never rest
Rolled 2, 6, 1, 6, 5, 2 = 22>>29101001Oh crap.
Rolled 1, 5, 4, 1, 6, 1 = 18>>29101001>> Run right into the skirmish. Roll 6d6.RIP AND TEAR
Rolled 3, 3, 4, 1, 5, 3 = 19>>29101001Let's ROCK
>>29101001>won't just randomly kill friendsHallelujah
>>29101001Some soldiers bunch up into groups to shield each other's backs and hack at the blight demons, including Sharo. You run to him, swatting aside blight demons as you go and tearing apart the ones that are too tenacious to stay gone.With a loud hiss, you drive away the pack that had started to circle around Sharo's unit, expertly corner them on the edge of the canal, and tear them open in a shower of silty black ichor and brittle bones. Some of the bodies fall into the canal and collapse into dark wet messes.You hear another voice emerging from a pile of dead sappers. It's Ninurta-Nasir. "Killer! Where the hell did you go?! We got slaughtered! We can't let these fuckers drive us back! Get back to the wall and bust open that weak spot where the drain was!"You see that that would put you well within range of the archers and wizards on the city walls. Some of them are trying to take potshots at you even now.> Do it. Roll 4d6 to bust some wall and hope not to get hit> Ask for reinforcements.> Pretend you didn't hear him and keep killing blight demons. There are still several snapping at other groups of footmen, after all.
Rolled 3, 6, 2, 2 = 13>>29101253Raise your shield and bust some walls.I hope our armor is proof against arrows and wizards. It covers almost all of us but our legs, I think.
Rolled 3, 3, 6, 6 = 18>>29101253>Do it
>>29101253If we do try to bust the wall I suggest we swap out the Spear/Glaive for a pair of shields we can use to protect our head and part of our body.We should try to break up the largest group of demons, pick up a couple people with shields to ride on us then rush the wall.
Rolled 3, 5, 3, 5 = 16>>29101253>> Do it. Roll 4d6 to bust some wall and hope not to get hitAh, fuckfuckfuck. Which option is best? Hmm, maybe killing their wizards is the answer.
>>29101253Ask for reinforcements
>>29101253>> Pretend you didn't hear him and keep killing blight demons. There are still several snapping at other groups of footmen, after all.He hides among the dead while he sends us into the firing line. Asks us to abandon our comrades so he can put them into even greater danger.And this man is supposed to be a hero?
>>29101313That's a decent roll. Go for it. Best of 3 right?
Rolled 2, 3, 6, 1 = 12>>29101424Gret ANu only takes the first roll.Unless you post awesome battle music, then your roll is used if it's better.Spekaing of which...>>29101335 is me, can I post music now?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASj81daun5Q
>>29101253Maybe he's right this time. Without a word of protest, you rush toward the walls of Turtak. Ninurta-Nasir keeps moving away from the walls but orders the men to draw slings and try to distract the enemy archers.Many bronze-tipped arrows bounce off your shield and your thick scorpion barding. Even when they hot your armored spots, the impact is hard and intimidating.You take a deep breath with both your human and scorpion halves. The wall draws near. You know you can do this. You know you're better than walls.As you pound at the mud bricks and mortar with your claws, chipping away a little at a time, you keep your shield raised against the stones they're dropping on you. Suddenly, you hear buzzing insects approach. They're made of blood, like the kind Pazur-Ea used against the mole-woman, and they're trying to go for your face.> Drop your glaive and try to swat them. Roll 1d6.> Ignore them. They couldn't do that much damage. Just put your whole attention into knocking over this wall. Roll 4d6.> "Come forward! I need help!"
Rolled 4, 5, 5, 2 = 16>>29101498>> Ignore them. They couldn't do that much damage. Just put your whole attention into knocking over this wall. Roll 4d6.
Rolled 1, 6, 6, 5 = 18>>29101498>> Ignore them. They couldn't do that much damage. Just put your whole attention into knocking over this wall. Roll 4d6.
Rolled 6>>29101498> Drop your glaive and try to swat them. Roll 1d6.Incoming wounds.
>>29101498>> Drop your glaive and try to swat them. Roll 1d6.As long as we're still beating on the wall, otherwise ignore them.
Rolled 5>>29101498use our human hands to swat them while our scorpion hands keep working.Glaive is worthless on walls.
>>29101573Well, ok then.
>>29101573swat emthey so can do damageour face is precious
>>29101498You close your eyes and try not to let the insect stings get to you as you slam and tear at the wall. You hear many rocks and chunks of masonry strike the earth around you. Then something softer hits the earth - probably a soldier fallen off the wall. You can't tell. The biting and stinging blood-firms hurt you, but maybe they're like the bites and stings of lesser insects, you hope, maybe they don't do any serious damage.Fortunately, your hope proves correct. The antivenom in your system prevents the stings from getting to serious.> The insects are neutralized, and so is the antivenom in your body. Thanks, dead scorpion lady!You hear a hard crack. When you eagerly tear away more bricks, the whole addition to the wall collapses. Behind it is the hollow area where water is supposed to drain in from the canal. It's dark, but there should be room for you to squeeze into, with some other men behind you.> Roll 2d6 to dodge the bricks falling onto you.> Yell something out to the men
>>29101498...how many wounds can we take before bad things happen?
>>29101743Bad things start to happen when you take wounds equal to your Toughness. So in your case, 4.
Rolled 2, 1 = 3>>29101741Freaking death from above. Dodge that shit!
Rolled 3, 2 = 5>>29101741>yo boiz we in
Rolled 4, 5 = 9>>29101741Yell "KILL THEM ALL".
Rolled 2, 2 = 4>>29101741Man, I don't think we even have a plan for once we get into the cityWhat even are we doing here? Pre-emptive strike for threatening us over the past tributes?
>>29101769If anyone has some good brick dodging music I suggest using it now!
>>29101796Sigh. I'm gonna start adding youtube links every time I roll form now on.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_LYA8wZLsAm I too late?
>>29101829I got nothing bro. We're getting hit by bricks.Collapsing buildings always seem to be the thing that kicks our ass most.we should bring these concerns up with the priests/armorer.
Rolled 6, 2 = 8>>29101741http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWB8P4jbsAAPower of music, pelase save us.
>>29101874huh. Wonder if that's in time.Also, I can't wait until we're big enough to be the collosus.
>>29101741Some bricks fall on you, some sharp corners cut your skin and bruise your tail, and you have to emerge from a pile of rubble and dust to call out to the Footmen. "I did it! Come get in!"> You now have 3 wounds.Some brave Footmen take shelter under each other's shields as they run toward the breach in the wall as a group. Ninurta-Nasir and the rest keep slinging stones at the walls until you're all safely inside the opening, then he sends some troops to finish the blight demons and head for the king to give him the news.You crawl into the dark tunnel, deeply enough to let the other men take shelter behind you, but soon you come to a pair of metal grates. You start working on tearing them open. This is a little easier because you're not being shot at.>Go into the sewers with the men> "I'm all cut up. I have to get back to the Petty-Wizards for healing. Can you guys hold this opening, or go in ahead of me?"
>>29101991> "I'm all cut up. I have to get back to the Petty-Wizards for healing. Can you guys hold this opening, or go in ahead of me?"One more hit and we are done for.
>>29101991>> "I'm all cut up. I have to get back to the Petty-Wizards for healing. Can you guys hold this opening, or go in ahead of me?"Mainly becaue we won't be able to go back for healing. The losses will be high, though.
>>29101991so... we broke the sewer walls? and not the main city walls?Let's cause some havok before we go back for healing. Dig under some walls, or dig a tunnel back to our camp. Depending on how dig we are.
>>29101991>Ask men to hold sewer.Also, 3 out of how many?
>>2910206243 out of 4
>>29101991>> "I'm all cut up. I have to get back to the Petty-Wizards for healing. Can you guys hold this opening, or go in ahead of me?"If not then soldier on scorp.
>>29101991>> "I'm all cut up. I have to get back to the Petty-Wizards for healing. Can you guys hold this opening, or go in ahead of me?"Need to heal.
if we're retreating, we get to put some of our blood in that jar
>>29101991"I'm all cut up. I have to get back to the Petty-Wizards for healing. Can you guys hold this opening, or go in ahead of me?"One Footman takes off his helmet in the darkness. It's Sharo. "Of course! They may know we're coming, but we'll fight our way through! We can do much more damage inside the walls than out. Go with Ninurta's blessing, Hunzuu. We will meet again.">>29102030You are moderately dig, but you always run the risk that anything you dig under will collapse on you, unless you're guided by an expert in engineering and warcraft. So far you've only dug nice little burrows in soft earth.With a shield in each arm and your glaive strapped to your back, you flee out of the breach and out of range of the wall's defenders. There are fewer than there were moments before. Surely they are spreading the word of what you've done. You flee to where Ligish's forces are strongest, to find rest and healing. Far above you, the unnatural grey-green storm colors the city below. You wonder what it used to look like when Pazuzu cast his shadow over a city.> I've got to break here. Hope you enjoyed it!> Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29093889/
>>29102249if rome total war has taught me anything, those guys will do SIGNIFICANTLY better now that they are in the walls.Good thread guy! I look forward to this weekend!
>>29102249Thanks for running Anu! I can confirm the enjoyability. Enjoyment derived is at a high level.
>>29102249Thank you very much for running.Will the music thing be used again?
>>29102313Sure, why not? I was trying to think of both a way to get more people to add music and for people to feel less bad that so many rolls were ignored. This seems like an elegant way to do both.
>>29102374Glad we didn't lose any friends this time. Good score!
>>29102488Well, you came close. And Buth-Shamash died. And Sharo is going toward almost certain death.
>>29102542we only THINK he died, right?Right?I hope?And hopefully sharo can avoid death long enough for us to get back and relieve him.
>>29094440Did you upload that file with a potato?
>>29104658>>29104644seriously? thread is nearly dead and you decide to harp on the picture?
>>29104644>>29104658Worse. That picture was photographed off of a tube TV playing a VHS, then scanned and uploaded. It's from the DragonStrike companion VHS.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8LBpMuSTrQ
>>29104715Jesus Christ, that sounds like a nightmare.>mon visage
>>29104706we had a good thread, by the way. Gotta keep lion girl alive. She's our meat-wake up call.