Let's get this out of the way: I mean no disrespect to Archelon. I was merely inpsired.It's been a long trip. In your home on the northern mounts, living near the Appals (Small, scaled creatures known for their smithing and gunpowder), you received a letter of summons. Precise, careful lettering in black ink, on soft paper that almost reminds you of cloth. A royal letter, a request. A notice of a job opening, a desire for an interview. Apparently the old guard has fallen - not out of combat, but old age. They need a new one, before another continent catches on that the kingdom has none. Before, old Harold had been a strong match for anything they sent. The human kingdom is the largest, taking up most of the central continent. It's ruled by a single kind, his advisers managing most of the minutiae, with mayors, answerable to said advisers, running the important but not dramatic small stuff of city affairs. The imperial nature of the kingdom has lead to it being under fire from the many smaller kingdoms on other continents, most believing humans to be rascist and hateful of the other races. Appals, for example, are only barely tolerated for their craft, and even they must sell at a lowered price compared to humans, who do it worse. Otherwise, they face prosecution.You've been scouted as a guardian for the king's heir. A young man, of noble bearing and even temperament, though a notable (And in the press, annoying) affection for the fairer sex. You never thought yourself worthy of such things, but on reflection, you might be. You were well known in the local dueling rings, a powerful master of several weapons, chief among them...>A sword, with a style and showmanship unsurpassed.>A pair of spiked gauntlets and boots, with brutality and strength leaving you untouched.>A hammer, with broken armor and shield littering every match.>A staff, with speed and nimble agility. >A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.
>>29779225>A staff, with speed and nimble agility.
>>29779225>A pair of spiked gauntlets and boots, with brutality and strength leaving you untouched.A brawler? I like it.
>>29779225>>A hammer, with broken armor and shield littering every match.
>>29779225>Twohanded swordOr>Musket and/or pike
>>29779225>StaffBladed staff, that is. Ones with knives duct-taped to the ends.
>>29779225>A spear and shieldLet see how this goes.
>>29779225>>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.
>>29779225>>A sword, with a style and showmanship unsurpassed.
>>29779225> A pair of spiked gauntlets and boots, with brutality and strength leaving you untouched.
>>29779225>A pair of spiked gauntlets and boots, with brutality and strength leaving you untouched.Gilgamesh/Beowulf/Ifreet Go!
>>29779225>Spiked gauntlets and bootsLet's go for full punching.
>>29779225>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.fuck yeah sparta
>>29779225>>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.No axe? ;_;
>>29779225>>A staff, with speed and nimble agility.
>>29779225>>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers. LANCER LANCER LANCER LANCER LANCER LANCER LANCER LANCER
>>29779225>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.We'll survive even if everyone else dies.
>>29779225>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.with /tg/'s dice, we gotta go lancer
>>29779225>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.
>>29779225>Spiked gauntlets and bootsWe need to catch weapons with our gauntlets and shit. This should be fun.
might wanna cut off votes here...
>>29779225>>A spear and shield, with practical tactics and quick maneuvers.Let's go full spartan
>>29779225>A pair of spiked gauntlets and boots, with brutality and strength leaving you untouched.
>>29779411Pretty sure it was first to either 3 or 5. So the votes already over.
>>29779225>Your own body, trained in the arts of HAMON..
> not wanting to be the Unarmed SwordsageCome on.
>>29779441> first to either 3 or 5.Where'd you get that?
>>29779225>no disrespect to ArchelonI believe in you, if you're not one of the guys who were mocking him in QTG, but someone who really just liked the swordswoman idea.
>>29779225>>A pair of spiked gauntlets and boots, with brutality and strength leaving you untouched.
>Counting votes now.
>>29779465Just how these things tend to be done, but as you can see here >>29779502, I was wrong. Apologies Anon.
>>29779457I'm with you brother. Unarmed Swordsage is TOP romance.
>>29779278>>29779299>>29779321>>29779349>Staff>>29779283>>29779320>>29779326>>29779328>>29779334>>29779393>>29779439>>29779494>Gauntlets/Sabatons>>29779287>Hammer>>29779304>>29779307>>29779329>>29779341>>29779344>>29779354>>29779358>>29779373>>29779383>>29779427>Spear and Shield.Writing.
>>29779605>Unarmed Swordwoman lostI can't live the dream.>Spearwoman won.Do we NEED to use a shield? We could incorporate crazy staff-movements if we go with two hands.
>>29779457I'd say not to give up hope. It's stated in the OP we're a master of several weapons, so by assumption we can just switch to whatever's appropriate and pick up anything on the fly. We'll just be the best at spears.
>>29779457>>29779557Guess we'll have to try a different time.
>>29779647>We could incorporate crazy staff-movements if we go with two hands.I am okay with this.
So wait, are we a femguard?
>>29779647Why not just duel wield shields?Nobody will fuck with the unstoppable dervish who keeps slamming the edge of huge pieces of metal into your face.
>>29779777>Nobody will fuck with the unstoppable dervish who keeps slamming the edge of huge pieces of metal into your face.So we'd be Cure Rosetta? I'm okay with this.
>>29779647>Do we NEED to use a shield? We could incorporate crazy staff-movements if we go with two hands.Do you even Spartan?
>>29779754Yeah, I was just to ask that also. I'd find it hilarious if this essentially turned into Nicolette Quest, though obviously its not taking place in the same game world.
>>29779777Except an archer.
>>29779605>First place: Spear and shield>Earned perk: Battlemind>You will choose either the most successful or most critical series of rolls, depending on which is most beneficial.>Earned perk: Willing Iron>Your shield can fully deflect directed spells. >Earned perk: Peirce>Your spear can, on critical successes, entirely ignore armor - magical or otherwise.>Second place: Gauntlets and Sabatons>Earned perk: Hammerblow>Your blunt strikes have a chance to stun the target.>Earned perk: Bloodmind>You can choose to willingly fail a defense to triple the result on the next attack.You were strong, with spiked fists, sabatons, and spear and shield. Magic users feared you, and rightly so - you are gifted in the arts of Magebreaking, the art of sundering connections to the Aether. In doing so, you've learned how to both block magical attacks entirely, and to pierce, on occasion, magical armor. You're a good fit for the job because of this, you speculate, as many enemies of the Human Empire employ magic and miracles. You take a deep breath as you enter the city. You are asked for your papers."What is the purpose of this visit?""I'm here to work.">"Name and Gender, please." he asks. Oh, right, you came in full armor, he probably can't tell...
>>29779828We have SHIELDS. shields are like a hard counter to archers.
>>29779661>>29779655Hope. Such hope!If there's word of an unarmed blade-breaker in the area we're seeking his tutelage post-haste.>>29779754Yes. Yes we are.>>29779777Because MUH(literary) ROMANCE.>>29779795Do you even BALSA
>>29779841Female.Name - Mistral.
>>29779841Annelin Karkinos. Female.
>>29779841Dreyfus Charbelle, a manly man of 23 years!
>>29779889I like it!
>>29779889>>29779880Let's go with both of these. Our real name is Annelin Karkinos, but our dueling alias is Mistral.
>>29779841>>29779889is good enough for me, seconding it
>>29779841Astrea Kirin. Female.
>>29779928I like this idea.
>>29779928That could work actually.
>>29779841MaleThe first name to come out of my name generator was, I shit you not Óscar Mayer
>>29779866That would do jackshit to a Spartan.
>>29779880Female.Name - Mistral.
>>29779841CarcossaMale, identifies as female
>>29779889>>29779880I'd support Annelin Mistral. Karkinos seems weird.
>>29779928That sounds niceThis
>>29779928I agree with this.
>>29779928Instead of a Dueling Alias, could Mistral be a title of some sort?
>>29779928Here we go,
>/tg/ once again goes full female given the chance.
>Female MCPreparing for inevitable LESBIANS.
>>29779979Annelin Karkinos, of Mistral province?
>>29779841Ok, so I'm >>29779923 and I just wanted to modify my vote to >>29779928's proposal because it works so beautifully for what we're trying to build.
>>29779928>>29779889In the name of the majority...Writing.
>>29780002>>29779995Look at QTG. We discussed this already and decided on making a straight heroine.
>>29779949A spartan fighting shoulder to shoulder. As soon as they dropped shield to poke, she'd parry the thrust, drop the spear into the foot, sweep them onto their back and finish it.Balsa's a spearwoman and a martial artist.Spartans also can't deal with 360 degree attacks like that shit can.Need to inverse ninja.>>29780002Nope. We're looking for a husband.
>>29780002>not voting to abstain from romance at all unless they can beat usWe're a warrior, first and foremost. We ain't got time for love unless they can beat us in a duel.
>>29780039>Reading /qtg/I'll take your word for it. I'd rather not roll around in a pile of shit.
>>29779995it usually alternates, at least from what I've seen. Then again, there are a lot of quests I have never looked at, so I could be wrong
>>29780062>I'd rather not roll around in a pile of shit.It's not *that* bad. More like a bathtub of piss.
>>29780062>>29780039>>29780041>>29780058>Pre planning in QTG when most players aren't going to go there.Fuck that.
>>29780062Today's thread is pretty civil, but I won't force you.
>>29780039What relevance could QTG discussions have to anything?
>>29780058>We're a warrior, first and foremost. We ain't got time for love unless they can beat us in a duel.I like your concept of dating more than most people's, anon.
>>29780110This, I'm gonna vote lesbo end just to spite you fucks.
>>29780058Agreed. They need to best us.If the princeling wants to get into our pants, he'd going to need to beat us.Aside, the fact that we can brawl is really nice in case we need to forsake our spear/shield or get disarmed.Like, if we're told to drop our weapons we can still knock out teeth.>>29779841>>Earned perk: Bloodmind>>You can choose to willingly fail a defense to triple the result on the next attack.That's so fucking metal. I notice that the mind perks aren't restricted to weapon either. We need more of that.
>>29780058>>29780134I want to second this. We've no care for anyone that can't win.
Just take a vow of chastity and be over with it
>>29780058>But if they do beat us we will be forced to resign our position, go into seclusion and TrainTrainTrain until we can honorably exact our vengeance upon them.Think you forgot to mention that part.
>>29780134Never pinned you to be the type, Angelic...
>>29780174>Come back and beat them unarmed.>queue Swordsage.
>>29780170I vote we break our vow of chastity when we find a weak but useful Mageling to boss around!
>>29780192Cue.A queue is something you wait in when you want to ride a roller coaster. A cue is a signal to start.
>>29780154We're gonna have to go full Kenpachi with Bloodmind shenanigans
>>29780037"I'm Annelin Karkinos. You might know me as Mistral Magebreaker." He nods. "Saw one or two of your fights by long." he says, referring to a small scrying item keyed to a gem in the roof of the arenas, "You're a damn fine fighter if I may say so myself.""Thank you." you nod, smiling. "You know, my shift ends in an hour, so-""I said thank you." you manage, nodding at the gate. This is one of the reasons you didn't like the idea of the job. You're... a little famous, and you've worried your greatness in the arena would bring men down on you. And women. And Critters. Though you reprimand yourself for the rascist slur towards nonhumans. You stretch, pondering. You have a full day before your meeting with the king's adviser. >Let's head to the castle and case it.>Let's head to a shrine and pray.>>Pray to Old Man Law, the god of civilization and order.>>Pray to Anan, the god of industry and finance.>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love>>Pray to Coyo, the god of trickery, mischief, and rudeness>>Pray to the Clown, the god of love and chaos.>Let's rest and clean up at a high class inn - our winnings are substantial enough.
>>29780223>>Pray to Coyo, the god of trickery, mischief, and rudenessWe have our patron saint right here
>>29780058>>29780174How about building a relationship over rivalry? Like, one that goes from just wanting to beat up "that snot-nosed brat" to a rather explosive romance with verbal abuse from both sides, as neither can admit their feelings despite the obvious flirting and then eventual hatexsex?
>>29780223>>Let's head to a shrine and pray.PRAISE OUR HOLY LORDSHIP
>>29780223>Let's head to a shrine and pray.>>Pray to Anan, the god of industry and finance.
>>29780223>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love>Pray to Coyo, the god of trickery, mischief, and rudenessthese two are clearly the best gods. If we can only pick one, go Raev
>>29780223None of these gods are about martial power or honor.So I'm gonna say>>Pray to Old Man Law, the god of civilization and order.
>>29780223>Let's rest and clean up at a high class inn - our winnings are substantial enough.
>>29780223>>Let's head to a shrine and pray.>>>Pray to Coyo, the god of trickery, mischief, and rudenessJust who you want to have you back.
>>29780223>Pray to Anan, god of industry and finance.
>>29780223>Let's head to a shrine and pray.>>Pray to Coyo, the god of trickery, mischief, and rudenessI guess we fight dirty.
>>29780223>>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love
>>29780223>>Pray to Coyo, the god of trickery, mischief, and rudenessMischievous and sly femguard with a pair of brutal fists? ALL OF MY YES!
>>29780223>Pray to Old Man Law
>>29780275secondingI like the idea of a tricksy character with a heavy belief in destiny
>>29780223>Let's head to a shrine and pray.>>Pray to Old Man Law, the god of civilization and order.
>>29780223>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden loveMistral is secretly a hopeless romantic.
>>29780223>>Let's head to a shrine and pray.No god of battle/war/blood?Or even wisdom?I'd like us to have some Athena parallel.>>>Pray to the Clown, the god of love and chaos.I figure this is close enough. I think it's lack of name and preference to title are kind of relatable to us.We favor it for chaos rather than the love part.By the way, OP said that the gods have presence here.
>>29780223>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love>forbidden loveAWWWW YISSS
>>29780223>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden lovewe totally read sappy romance novels
>>29780223Pray to old man law
>Forbidden love god.>People ignoring ClownWhy, Clown Why!?
>>29780223>>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love>>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love>Pray to Raev, the goddess of fate, the night, and forbidden love
>>29780223>>>Pray to the Clown, the god of love and chaos.
>>29780371>>29780349>>29780322You better hope this doesn't set lesbo flags.
>>29780367because people seem to want order over chaos. Which I kind of like, usually we prefer chaotic over lawful
>Heterosexual female MCT- 10 threads before Anons are talking about how much they want Husbando X's cock.
>>29780223>>Pray to the Clown, the god of love and chaos.Forbidden love is immoral behavior. Chaos is the closest thing to us as our life has always been.
>>29780400nah, it sets /d/ flags. Homosexuality hasn't really been seen as 'forbidden love' for all that long in human history
>>29780404This isn't Fantasy Quest Anon, we'll manage.
>>29780401I just meant that they're both love, but one is forbidden which implies lesbians.And that got a lot of votes.
>>29780400>this git already thinking flagscan we just let this quest progress naturally and not do things specifically for waifuing please?
>>29780435True, it probably refers to the 'Critters' option...Muh Dragon Husbando!
>>29780404No love until they beat us in martial combat. No cock until they're better than us.Our spear's shaft is a completely different matter.
>>29780472this is for the people who did pick Raev just to launch /u/ boats as well
>>29780450I pray you're right.
>>29780480or harem route.
>>29780480I wouldn't mind that. But I really don't want her to fold like a bitch. She's a tough woman. If we get beaten we still go for a full mount.
>>29780502forbidden love does not solely mean lesbienz, but can mean taboo things
>>29780502I took forbidden love to mean between a noble and a commoner, that sorta thing.
>>29780534>forbidden love does not solely mean lesbienzWe're on /tg/. It's going to be lesbians. No question about it.
>>29780534Like falling for the prince you're supposed to be guarding.
>>29780480>>29780524dragon, fluffy tails, and phoenix bro harem?
>>29780502I was thinking the forbidden love between the heir to the throne and a commoner
>>29780554watch homosexuality be perfectly acceptable in this country, and real 'forbidden love' being frowned upon because of the health hazards involved
>>29780558Psh, as if a pansy who can't protect himself is good enough for us.
>>29780558Isn't he supposed to be an annoying little snot? And like, 8 years younger than us?
>>29780604I believe you mean, "aww yiss."
>>29780476You move to the shrine to Raev, crowned as always by a murder of crows. You kneel there, closing your eyes as you slide down to one knee, touching the earth with your fingertips as you lower your head in deference. You pray for Fate to guide you, and for her to recognize you are here for a job and desire no tangling of relationships - for the sake of the kingdom's stability above all. You feel wings brush your shoulders, and smile. Ah, she heard. You rise, cricking your neck and getting out of the way for a young man. He nods to you and makes his prayer. As he rises, he turns to you. He's handsome, in a scholarly sense."Welcome to Central." he says. "You're something of a new face to this shrine." "You know everyone who stops by?""Most worshippers of Raev are out in the Wilds or small towns." he explains. "Mostly people around here prefer Law." he nods to a small, miniature ivory pillar, an opposite to Raev's black marble obelisk. "My name's Rikard. I'm a priest of the Lady." he says. You shake his hand. "What brings you to this fair city?""I'm...">I'm Annelin, here for a job.>I'm Mistal, here for a job. >Writein
>>29780400It means the swordlady is going to go with the prince.And they will have BDSM relation, switching dom/sub
>>29780640>I'm Annelin, here for a job.He doesn't seem like the type to follow the dueling circuit.
>>29780640>I'm Annelin, here for a job.
>>29780640>>I'm Annelin, here for a job.
>>29780640>I'm Annelin, I'm here for a job.
>>29780640>>I'm Annelin, here for a job.I think we just met our first Bro for this quest.
>>29780640>I'm Annelin, here for a job."desire no tangling of relationships"poor MC, thinking you have a choice there
>>29780640"Just passing through."
>>29780680femdom, nobles and commoners intermingling and /ss/ are all probably pretty forbiddensoon the prince shall be the first member of our harem
>>29780640>Writein"Just passing through."
>>29780640>Praying to the god of forbidden love asking to avoid romantic entanglementWe're kind of naive.
>>29780680Not, as long as we stay as a mistress without any legal protections or assurances against his mistreatment of our children then it should be A-OK. We just aren't allowed to marry him since that union will by necessity be political and for the good of the kingdom. I was just confused as to why'd we be interested in the first place.
>>29780737to be fair, Fate will probably make sure that romance doesn't interfere with our job, which is basically what we asked. After all, if we had to pick between the job and love, we might not pick love. Give us both though...
>>29780737Not really. It's like praying to Pele not to destroy your home or cover your loved ones with lava. Gods of a thing have the power of making that thing happen to you OR preventing that thing from happening to you.
>>29780640>Sekien no Ignanock>character designs from "What a Beautiful ****" seriesI am okay with this.
>>29780748I'd be okay with being a mistress if it's pulled off like Paul-Muad'Dib and Chani.
>>29780812>ChaniShit, perfect role model for this character right there.
>>29780735"I'm Annelin. Just here for a job." you say. He raises an eyebrow as he looks you over. "Must be one hell of a job."You sigh. "It's rough work, sure." you admit. A little tingle in the back of your head reminds you - until your official installation, you probably shouldn't let people find out the old guard is dead. He nods. "I'll pray for you. New work is always fraught with danger and nervousness. Mayhaps you will find your day brighter with Raev watching over you.""I thought she was always associated with the night?""Mmmmn, in some senses." he admits. The black marble of her shrine is supposed to emulate a starry night sky, for example. And her greatest story involved bringing together a pair of lovers under the stars. "She does like the night.""You speak as if from personal experience." He smiles a little I-know-something-you-don't-know smile, then nods. "It does sound like that, doesn't it...?" he asks. "Ah. Are you perhaps looking for a place to stay? There is a spare room in our church. No charge.">I'd very much like that, thank you.>I'm staying at an Inn, but thank you.>I'm planning on staying at the castle, but>>In case they deny me boarding, I'll be back here.>>I'll be at the inn even if they deny me there, so thanks, but no thanks.>Writein
>>29780891No. We must sleep on the streets.If we cannot deal with extreme situations, then we are not fit to be a guard.
>>29780891"I'd very much like that, thank you."
>>29780891>"I'm staying at an inn, but thank you."
>>29780891>>I'm staying at an Inn, but thank you.
>>29780891"I'm not sure how my day's going to go, but if I don't get time to book a room at the inn, I'll make sure to take you up on your offer."
>>29780891>I'm staying at an Inn, but thank you.
>>29780891>I'm planning on staying at the castle, but>>I'll be at the inn even if they deny me there, so thanks, but no thanks.
Rolled 50>>29780891>I'd very much like that, thank you.
Maybe, my employer might be giving me board.
>>29780958>>29780978>>29780986>Wanting too pay for thingsWhere's your adventurers soul?
>>29780891>>I'm planning on staying at the castle, but>>>In case they deny me boarding, I'll be back here.
>>29780891>>29780939Agreed.But failing that.>>29780891>>>Castle>>>I'll be at the inn even if they deny me there, so thanks, but no thanks.
>>29781087I'd much rather the free boarding from the castle anon, but my DM has screwed me over enough times to be wary of accepting charity from strangers without getting to know them first. Even if they are a priest and seem pleasant enough.
>>29781087Not in a synagogue, yah fuckin' jew.
>>29781105>>29780978>>29780958>>29780951>>29780986>>29781105>>29781146Writing to combine.
How honorable are we?Because if we were just doing tournaments or pit-fighting I think we should look at this job as a meal-ticket.
Since we're a warrior, fuck being romanced.WE'RE the ones who'll woo somebody if we want them.Like a real ma- I mean woman.
>>29781253No. We are a guard and the prince is already known as a snot-nosed playboy. No need to be his soul mate.
>>29781302That's what I mean.Fuck that, we sord and take who we want when we want them.Not fall weak at the knees to him.
>>29781253>if we want them.>>29781302Read/
>>29781302>We are a guard and the prince is already known as a snot-nosed playboy.Chicks dig the snot-nosed playboys.
We brawl and fight.We need some scars, a missing tooth, maybe a bent nose.Like, we're pretty. Or rather, we used to be pretty and if you look hard you can see it. But you're still scared of the alpha bitch.
>>29781360Nah, she's so good she never get's injured.
>>29781360We need a dickFind the nearest flesh mage
>>29781360>>29781381>not wanting to be a nearly pristine with deep scars on her belly and back that she blushes and tries to cover when her lover sees.Top kek, plebs.
>>29781360So we're redheaded, we've got freckles, sky blue eyes... but then we have a crooked nose, scarred hands, a rather large slash across our right cheekbone.
>>29781171"Ah, well..." you manage, "I'm going to the castle to see if they'll let me sleep there as a member of the help." "Ah, and if they don't?""I have an inn in mind." you say. A friend of a friend had recommended it. Granted, it was after you served him his posterior properly and publicly, but Jimmy was always nice about that. You rub your side. Damnable maces. "Sorry, I don't mean to snub you." He waves a hand. "Don't worry overmuch." he says. "I have company anyway." he turns to leave, and you head to the castle. Ah - the castle. A massive monument to the power of mankind. With bricks quarried by Ogre strength, architecture devised by Alvin scholars, designs traced by Dra artists, and furnished by Appal woodworkers and smithies. Truly, a wonder of man. You shake your head. Man had, after all, united those peoples under the banner, red and bloody as it was, of the Human Central Empire. And it was all done in less than five years across a whole continent. You admire the tactics and the speed of the campaign, if nothing else. You scowl a little as you step inside, walking across stone walkways to the gate proper. The castle itself sits apart from the town, on a squat pillar of natural stone - a mountain sheared in half and torn apart by magecraft. An older gentleman sits at a desk in the lobby, humming to himself and adjusting small reading spectacles. It seems to take an eternity for him to notice you, so you clear your throat. You almost smile as he jumps, papers scattering all over. When he finally settles down, he blinks at you. "Mistral. You're here early.">"I know. I came to look the place over a bit.">>"...And I was wondering if I could ask for some lodging tonight?">"I seem to be at a disadvantage here, sir...?">"I know. I was hoping to get things done quickly, if his Majesty has time.">Writein
>>29781397female Vash the Stampede? Seconding the fuck out of this idea
>>29781415>"I know. I was hoping to get things done quickly, if his Majesty has time."
>>29781400Works for me.>>29781397I could deal with that. No scars on the back though.We never give our back.>>29781381That's mary sue. She'd get nicked up like hell until she got that good.>>29781423>>29781415>"I know. I was hoping to get things done quickly, if his Majesty has time."hellll yeah
>>29781415>"I seem to be at a disadvantage here, sir...?"
>>29781400Freckles are a sign that god hates you.>>29781415>"I know. I came to look the place over a bit.">"I seem to be at a disadvantage here, sir...?"Combine I guess
>>29781415>I'm afraid you have me at a disadvantage, sir...?
>>29781400I would say we should be missing an eye but that would only be for interest of my extremely specific eyepatch fetish
>>29781415>writein"It's better to be early than late, sir."
>under 15min between announcement and updateDid you have this session pre-planned in some way?
>>29781764Some quests run even faster... But I'm impressed with OP's quality and speed so far. Good on you, OP.
>Good quest ahead>We are a womanFucking A, why would you want to play as a vagina, you fucking trannies. I can't identify as a vagina.
>>29781830I can only identify as a vagina. It's a disorder.
>>29781675Well, that was embarrassing."I seem to be at a disadvantage, sir...?""Ah! My apologies. I am William. I am the Royal Assistant, you see, I keep his affairs in order and make certain everything is shipshape, top to bottom!" he says with a great deal of pride. "I mostly came to look around, but if there's time I would like to get things done as soon as possible." "Ah. Well. Let me give you a bit of a tour..."Like most castles, it was built wing by wing - first the main hall, lobby, and the throne room, then the royal chambers, then the praetorian chambers, then the worker chambers. Those comprised the core of the Castle. From there, to the west, one could go to the city. North from the centre of the castle was the kitchens, storerooms, and wine cellar. To the south sat the gardens and the stables. And finally, to the east, the guest chambers and similar, like a miniature additional castle. It takes ten minutes to fully cross, and by the end of the tour, William looks quite tired. "With all that said, my lady, your accommadations will be with the rest of the Praetorian Guard." he says, "The royal family is, sadly, out today, on holiday. While I am acting in his stead for most matters, he expressed a strong desire to meet you in person. I hear you had a long trip. I think I can afford to shelter you for the day." he says with a kind smile. "Would you like a bath sent up?" he asks. "And if you've any additional questions, do not hesitate to ask!">Yes, please.>No, thank you.>(Questions?)>Writein
>>29781830Who cares.Variety is good anon
>>29781856Check your privilege, then.
>>29781830Identify with the brain, not the vagine.
>>29781859>Yes, please.>(Questions?)The arrangements for our introduction, obviously.
>>29781859>Yes, please.ask him if there are any particular places of interest in the city, and what to expect when meeting the prince
>>29781859Where are the nubile slave boys
>>29781859"A bath? Yes, that'd be most appreciated, thank you."
>>29781859>>(Questions?)Can we keep a pet?
>>29781925I was hoping it would be PGQ without waifu wars and with good, satisfying, honest powergaming.Now it's yet again another 'impersonate a strong wymmyn quest'.I'm bitching but i'll still follow, because I want us to get fucked by strong hard critter cocks.
>>29782109why can't there be good, satisfying, honest powergaming while we're a woman?
>>29782109You're a terrible person
>>29782109Why are any of these options mutually exclusive?
>>29782109Cool your jets, man. Why don't we just be a nymphomaniac and fuck everything regardless?
OP, would you equate the Human Empire closest to the Holy Roman Empire, the Frankish Empire, Persia, or Rome?
>>29782109>powergamingDon't take it too far or it gets retarded.
>>29782144Because we will be too busy getting hit on, flirted with, kissed, hugged, molested, raped, tentacled, fucked, sucked on, threesomed, eaten on, lit on fire, played with, invited to participate to feminist rallies, until finally prince chad put his royal sword in us.
>>29781947>>29781937>>29781933>>29781926>>29781884"Yes, please." you say with a little smile. "But first - a few questions?""Certainly." he says. "I was wondering if pets are allowed?" "Depends on what his Majesty allows." he says, shifting. "He hates cats, but rather likes hounds, for example." "Ah... Any places in the city I should know?" you ask. He pulls out a map, and mumbles quietly, passing his hand over it a few times. A new one appears in a flash of light. "Damn handy, that spell.." he mutters, as he marks a few locations. "Just north of Law Square in the center is a grand smithy run by an Appal known as Brightness On Shining Blade. Fine Appal, really." he says with a nod. "South of it is the Church Square. All the shrines and churches are gathered there. Near to west of the square is the Arena here." he says. "That's all I know of.""You go there often?""Actually, I watch long. I was the one who scouted you." he says sheepishly. "Your match against Dooran was spectacular." Ah. A magic user of Fire Conjuration. You rode your shield on a pillar of flame to leap down and pierce his side. You head up to the room assigned and wait - a young lady delivers your bath soon enough. Ah, magically heated water. You slide out of your armor and wash yourself, red hair falling over hard shoulders. You have a fair number of scars, one across your back, and one across the back of your hand. Another crosses your lips, and a fourth bisects your ear. The arena was bad for that, healing magic always scars but if you want multiple matches in a week... Well.You relax as you sit on the bed and dry your hair, soon enough gathering into your full armor again when you hear a crash from the hallway. The window...?>Arm up! Someone's trying to invade!>Arm up, but be cautious. >Look outside.>Ignore it.
>>29782281>Not stabbing the first fucker who triesIt's like you don't even understand.
>>29782288>Arm up! Someone's trying to invade!Barbarians at the doorstep!
>>29782288>Arm up, but be cautious.
>>29782288>Arm up! Someone's trying to invade!IT'S THE VANDALS! Quick, to the walls!
>>29782288>Arm up, but be cautious
>>29782302That's what I said. Totally unrealistic, even by fantasy standards.
>>29782288grab spear just in case, look outsidewe're in the castle, so we should be fine, but we might have to stab a bitch
>>29782288>Arm up! Someone's trying to invade!Run outside, sword at the ready, itching for BLOOD.
>>29782288>>Arm up, but be cautious.
>>29782288>Arm up but be cautious.The principle isn't home yet, so we can afford to not go stab happy.
>>29782362>*spearFixed that for you
>>29782398>*spear and fistFixed that for you
>>29782411>*spear, fists and shieldDouble fixed
>>29782411And spike boots. Or are they on at all time?
>>29782398God damn, I'm such a dumb nigga.
>>29782434>*spear, fists, shield, and boots of +1 curbstompingfurther fixed in case we encounter plebians
>>29782451You strap on your spiked sabatons and gauntlets, pick up your spear and shield, and step outside angrily. Only to find a blond, clueless face look up at you. In unison, you scream:"INVADERS!" There's an awkward pause as recognition sets in for you. Though you imagine the Prince has no idea who you are as he steps down from the window and draws his longsword, holding it in a... er...His stance is so terrible, you can't even tell what form he's trying to go for - his legs are open to attack, he has no shield, but his free hand is raised, his sword is almost overhead, and he looks very, very nervous. "Sire." you say, going to one knee. "I am Mistral. I am going to be your bodyguard, but I was allowed to stay -""Liar!" he shouts, in a voice you imagine is rather charismatic under other circumstances, but is nervous and afraid in this one. You catch it on your shield ->Perk activated: Willing Iron - And push it away, embedding it solidly in the wall. He tries to pull it out. "Sire, calm yourself. What are you even doing here? If you want to verify my story, you're free to downstairs, but... Did you climb in the window? How?"He finally pulls the sword free, frowning at the gouge in the wall that steadily heals itself. He tosses his hair with a sigh."Practice, my dear." Distantly, you hear cries of anger from below the window. You peer outside to see a balding man in pants and an apron shaking a fist and yelling about daughters. You look back at the Prince, who whistles and scratches the back of his head. "I'm not your 'dear'." you manage. He looks maybe 18, tops. "Why are you back early, again?" "Because... Well, I have my reasons! Royal reasons. Secret." >Right. Well. Let's go talk to William and see what to do about this.>Right. Well, you head to your room while I talk to William.>Okay. Sure. Run along now.>Writein
>>29782730>Right. Well. Let's go talk to William and see what to do about this.
>>29782730>>Right. Well. Let's go talk to William and see what to do about this.
>>29782730>Right. Well, you head to your room while I talk to William.
>>29782730>Okay. Sure. Run along now.
>>29782730>>Right. Well, you head to your room while I talk to William.btw who the hell is William?
>>29782730Right. Well come along creeper, let's go find William
>>29782730>Right. William will sort this out. After you, your 'highness'.
>>29782877>creeperHe probably had consent, just not from the father.
>>29782730he's so dreamy..
>>29782994Yeah I hate him already
>>29782994If he ever makes a move on us we need to pull the "ara, you want this old scarred body?"
>>29782730now i know how Karel feels..
>>29783015And then slap him with the gauntlet
>>29783015Or the"ara ara, omae wa mou shindeiru"
>>29783015Followed immediately by "Do try to survive this." putting him in a submission hold and choking him the fuck out. He will never know whether or not we did anything to him.
>>29783069No moon runes, and I don't care if it's written with normal letters or not
>>29783015No, we just give him a flat, empty stare.
>>29783082and he will want to do it again anyway
>>29783122goodwe can have a royal gimp
>>29783103I didn't mean it literally anon.
>>29783122i don't mind... maybe it'll be fun.
>>29783131At first she'll be dom, but later on she'll teach him to man up so they can change roles every now and then they'll also make the dungeon much more fun
>>29782770>>29782785>>29782789>>29782792"Right. Well. Let's go talk to William and see what to do about this, yeah?" you ask. "There's nothing to be done." the prince asserts, his tone royal, now. "I'm home, secure, and-" A stone strikes the window, which has already repaired itself. It goes to work again. "Right. To William, then." he relents, as you lead the way. "...Have you a name?""My arena name is Mistral. For now, that's all that needs to be exchanged between us, Sire." you say stiffly as you lead him to the lobby. William visibly sighs as Hile tries to justify splitting off from the royal party on holiday. Eventually..."It was a woman, wasn't it? Did you at least remember her name so we can send an apology?" "Er... Things were rather, uhm, passionate, and... Well, one thing lead to another, you see, and..." "You didn't even get her name, sire?" "Nnnnno." he says, laughing nervously. "...Just head up to your room, sire." he grumbles. "Your father will hear of this. Hile waves it off as he leaves. "Damn fool boy! I was but a scribe when he was born, and he was a menace even then! Keeping her lady up at all hours! Bless her heart, she never wanted a nursemaid, very dutiful, but damnation if he didn't make her tempted." "Is he always like that?""Oh, yes, yes. Very much so." William says. "Well, in the abscence of the king, and no guard, I'm afraid I will have to issue you the paired rings now." he grumbles. "Congratulations, you are now a guardian of the Hile royal line," he says, putting a ring in your hand. "Should the sire ever come to harm, the ring will heat. Any further harm will have you teleported in a few seconds. Do try and be prepared at all times, or remove it when you are... less than decent. More than once the last one had to fight off magi without his armor, or less." >Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)>I'll deliver him his ring.>Can you deliver that ring for me, William?>Writein
>I'll deliver him his ring.It's best we get used to one another.
>>29783194>Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)
>>29783194>Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)>I'll deliver him his ring.
>>29783194>Any further harm will have you teleported in a few seconds. Holy shit, that's awesome. >I'll deliver him his ring.
>Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)
>>29783194>Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)>I'll deliver him his ring.Both
>>29783194>>Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)
>>29783194>Do try and be prepared at all times, or remove it when you are... less than decent.Let's wear it all the time. Then we can kill assassins in the buff.
>>29783194>Speaking of the old guard... (investigate)>I'll deliver him his ring.that is literally the best enchantment I have ever heard for a bodyguard item. Good on you OP
>>29783247Perfect for when the nazi-vampire-assassins attack!
weren't we just taking a bath?Are we even wearing clothes?
>>29783485Made of Titanium!
Rolled 15>>29783456Read up a bit, dude. We finished drying ourself when we heard the crash outside.
>>29783505with time magic enchantments.>>29783456the scars makes it look like she's wearing a swimsuit.
>>29783542Is it sentient? if it was sentient i could get behind that. "giver her the whetstone" and all that jazz
>>29783371"I'll deliver his ring to him." you say, sliding yours on. You feel a bit more energetic than before. Probably just the magic at work. "But first, was there anything suspicious about the old gaurd's death?""That he didn't die fighting, I suppose. The old fool loved nothing more than to serve." William says. "We checked many different magics and poisons. Nothing came up positive. No wounds or anything. He just... died." William shrugs. "Likely from old age. He was in his eighties." "Eighties! And he was still fighting?!" William nods. "More magic than man at that point, but his mind was sharp as Clown's needles." he says. "Anyway. If you want, I'll take you to see his grave." he says. "Might help you understand the whole duty." he says. "In any case. Go deliver that ring, yes?"You nod, heading up the stairs and knocking at his door. He opens it, now dressed more casually in a brown tunic and pants. He doesn't look so offensively... royal, now, and with mussed hair...Oh."You're pretending at being a commoner, aren't you." you say flatly. "Yes. Old Donad did it.""Yes, but he tried to look like a beggar and listen to gossip. It was how he stopped the Appal Insurgency in its infancy. You're just chasing skirts.""Not just that!" "Oh?"He smirks. "Sometimes they wear pants. Very progressive ladies these days." You toss him his ring as you roll your eyes. "There you go." "Thank you, milady." "I'm not your lady.""So you keep saying." he says, slipping it on. You head down to William. "So would you like to see the grave now, or...?">Tonight. I've things to do in town.>Now would be fine.>I have to train my forms, and I'll be tired in the evening. Call me in the morn.>Tomorrow, sometime. I'd like to explore the town.>Writein
>>29783587"Sure. Is it through the town? Would you mind showing me some local sights?"
>>29783587>>Now would be fine.
>>29783587>I have to train my forms, and I'll be tired in the evening. Call me in the morn.>Maybe offer if he wants to watch?Since he has bad form and all. It might be useful considering he seems to be the one sneaking out every now and then.
>>29783587>Tonight. I've things to do in town.
>>29783587>Now would be fine.
>>29783587>Now would be fineWe hit autosage btw
>>29783587>\>Now would be fine.
>>29783662we're already talking to sir William..unless your suggesting some other things to him.
>>29783703Oh, I thought we were talking to the prince. Disregard that post then.>Now would be fine
>>29783587Hey, Avalon. Some friendly advice - you might try separating out different conversations with an extra space or two for ease of clarification.
>>29783809Thanks for the advice.>>29783740>>29783694>>29783688>>29783680>>29783663>>29783639Writing.
>>29783969"Now would be fine." you say, nodding as he leads you into the undercroft. It's a deep catacombs - no magic has yet to prevent aging just yet. You pass by walls of kings and guards, rows of skulls for particular workers (On one plaque, you note, a servant who took a crossbow bolt for the then-king, here immortalized and his family now nobles), and other similar things. Even beloved family hounds, their long skulls set in a line as well, names on plaques. Finally, he stops you. "Here you are. Harold Bright's grave." he says. You look upon it, wondering at the cause of his death. "I'm not sure what you hope to learn here, but..." he sighs. "I very much doubt an assassination, or anything like that. "Did he have a special weapon, of any sort?""Mmmn, not really. Just Appal steel." he says, shrugging. "Nothing much else he used." you stand there for a moment. In sixty, seventy years, this is you. It chills a little and brings you to realize it, but you are lead back to the lobby, where you have the rest of the day free. >Let's go to town...>>Visit that smithy, maybe?>>Visit the churches?>>Check out the Arena?>Let's rest.>Let's talk to Hile (ugh).
>>29784188>>Let's go to town...>>>Visit that smithy, maybe?
>>29784188>>Let's go to town...>>>Visit that smithy, maybe?what are we gonna get, what do we need?
>>29784188visit the smithy, we at lest to know the guy for when our shit gets broken/we want magic gauntlets that cause sonic blasts
>>29784228we need a good dagger or two, because they are useful as fuck
>>29784188>Let's go to town...>>Check out the Arena?
>>29784188>Let's go to town...>>Visit that smithy, maybe?
>>29784188Remember man, we've hit autosage, you might want to make a new thread.>Let's go to town...>>Visit that smithy, maybe?
>>29784219>>29784228>>29784238>>29784276>>29784429I'll make a new thread when/if this dies.Writing.
>>29784457You should probably get it archived on suptg before then as well.
>>29784457You head into town, making your way through the crowds to eventually make your way to the smithy. It's a nice place, a sight better than your old one. You knock on the door, and a small creature waddles out. "Resn'ble rates, miss." it says. It's about three feet tall, covered in black scales, and has heavy white fluff on its head stretching down its back. A long nose and bright green eyes stare you down. "Hi, I was...">Here to see what you can make me.>Here to see your premade wares.>Wondering if you do magic smithing.>Curious what you've made for the royal family.>Writein
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.>Here to see your premade wares.
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.How's our equipment OP? What's our armor like?
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.>Wondering if you do magic smithing.premade wares a shit, custom only
Comma before dialogue tags, not a period.So it should be: "Wait," he said. As opposed to: "Wait." he said.
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.&>Curious what you've made for the royal family.
>>29784855>>Curious what you've made for the royal family.private detective guard ho!
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.>Curious what you've made for the royal family.
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.
>>29784855>Here to see your premade wares.Start by looking at premade wares, if he doesn't have what we want we can look into custom stuff.We need knives, you can never have too many knives. Also make sure our spear and the rest of our equipment is in good shape and doesn't need any repairs. >Curious what you've made for the royal family.A good thing to ask about once he's comfortable with us.
>>29784855>Here to see what you can make me.>Wondering if you do magic smithing.
>>29784906It's private detective guard working lady, not ho.
>>29784933>>29784919>>29784911>>29784900>>29784888>>29784885>>29784884Vote stored. Will run again at noon tomorrow. Thanks for playing everyone! Short Q/A until the thread dies.
>>29784994Seems pretty cool so far. Thanks for running, OP.It might not be your type of thing, but, a twitter might help etc etc.
>>29784994How large is the royal family?Bashing people in the face with our shield activates Hammerblow, right? What exactly does it mean in Bloodmind by tripling the result on the next attack?Can we earn more perks through play?
>>29784994dragonguy husbano possible yes/no?
>>29785023>How large is the royal family?It's extended. I need to do some research on succession.>Bashing people in the face with our shield activates Hammerblow, right?Yep! Almost all weapon perks are actually weapon agnostic!>What exactly does it mean in Bloodmind by tripling the result on the next attack?The attack roll, if it would otherwise miss. The damage roll, if not.>Can we earn more perks through play?Yep! But don't expect them to come easily. >>29785030maybe
>>29784994good run OP, may I suggest getting a twitter for the quest?
>>29785083>>29785017I will look into a twitter as soon as possible.
>>29785082How big is the human kingdom? What's the weather and the culture like? What are its most important neighbors? As a bodyguard are we allowed to bitchslap Prince Hile if he's being an ass?
>>29785129Thank you, Avalon.This was incredibly enjoyable.
>>29785082is it better to go pure martial in this setting, blend it with magic, or are both viable options? trying to preemptively stop a shitstorm about weak builds
>>29784994>>29785082Gotta say, thanks for running. I'm enjoying the quest, and 'm really liking the way you write.What's our past like? Or is that something we're going to decide later?>Weapon agnosticDoes that mean that, say we had no weapons, we could Pierce magical defenses with our bare hands, or possibly deflect or guard directed spells with our gauntlets?
>>29785197>Does that mean that, say we had no weapons, we could Pierce magical defenses with our bare hands, or possibly deflect or guard directed spells with our gauntlets?So long as you have iron you are using to attack, yes to both.>>29785188Magebreakers study magic like mages do, but don't learn spells. Instead, they learn to break it. Both builders and demolitionists learn architecture, after all. In that sense, Magebreakers are very strong, and understand magic on a level that its primary users do as well. >>29785165>As a bodyguard are we allowed to bitchslap Prince Hile if he's being an ass?I'd avoid it.
>>29785082You do good OP, liking this Quest a lothow does magic/antimagic work in this setting?
>>29785082Thanks OP came in not sure what to expect and left pleasantly surprised.
>>29785253If a spell were like a building, magicians would be like builders and construction workers, while magebreakers would be like demolitionists. Both know about magic deeply, but for opposing purposes.
>>29785275... So while we're not mages, per se, we still use and manipulate magic in order to destroy it.Does that also mean that we could learn simple spells like, say, making ourselves faster or stronger? Though I assume using magebreaking abilities would disable those kinds of spells.
>>29785275This is delightful.
>>29785165>How big is the human kingdom? What's the weather and the culture like? What are its most important neighbors?It spans the whole continent. Its touch is not equal - as you near the center of the continent, there are less humanoids and more humans. The weather varies - Central City is very mild, but some of the areas in the Kingdom are horribly tempestuous and others still are very hot.The most important neighbors are the other continents, which you'll learn of later.>>29785289Unfortunately, learning to BREAK magic, and learning to USE magic are somewhat different. You'd be starting at square one, but you'd learn faster.
>>29785249Since we're wearing gauntlets does that mean we can block magical attacks by punching them? Because if so that's magnificent.Can you tell us what the other perks would have been?
>>29785338what does this prince think of ADVENTURE?
>>29785388>Mage throws a fireball>Mistral punches the fireball, causing it to unravel in a burst of flame-- albeit severely weakened.>Mage's eyes widen as an armored guardian steps out of the flame still smouldering. Throws another fireball.>Mistral catches it in an armored gauntlet.>Mage pisses self. Runs.
>>29785388>Since we're wearing gauntlets does that mean we can block magical attacks by punching them?Assuming you succeed a defensive check, yes.>Can you tell us what the other perks would have been?The system is that you learn two weapons well,and those determine your 'build'. I actually came up with the perks off the top of my head, but each weapon has a 'Mind' perk, a 'Magic' perk, and a 'Might' perk. So smart fighters learn more 'Mind' Perks, which let them mess with dice, Magebreakers learn magic perks (The sword one lets you cut spells, for example), and powerful fighters learn 'might' perks, which affect damage rolls and the results of damage.
>>29785446It says fully deflect directed spells, so we might be able to punch that fireball right back at the mage.
>>29785476Yep. Though it's a lot easier to play fireball tennis if you've a large, flat surface.The best Magebreakers work with a mage, so they can do crazy shit like spiking a fireball as if they're playing volleyball.
>>29785616>magebro to go with Antimage powersClap clap, because you've worked out a way for anti-magic powers, which normally always backfire and mean magic users run away from the MC, to play nicely with mages.
>>29784994Thanks, I'm definitely following this one.
>>29785616Does the Prince know magic? Because he certainly isn't much of a swordsman.Though I will admit he is good at climbing and running.
>>29785338I really like how you described breaking/using magic. are we proficient with breaking or could we always get better?
>>29785804Yes.That is to say, you're proficient at it and can grow in skill.
>>29785470>but each weapon has a 'Mind' perk, a 'Magic' perk, and a 'Might' perkMind if we call it the 3 M's? Or how about MM+?
https://twitter.com/AnnelinKarkinos There you are, folks!
>>29786249Delightful, thank you.
>>29786249Thank you, see you next thread
>>29786249Just to, ah, confirm, is it tomorrow, 12:00 EST? GMT?
I'm thinking we should pick up some punch daggers, like katars, for ourself. It works well with our brawling background, and we can keep them right next to us as we sleep so we can grab weapons quickly if the Prince is attacked during the night.
>>29786762>sleep facedown hugging the pillow. turns out we're not actually hugging the pillow, but unconsciously holding our hidden katars in our sleep.
>>29786955Ah! Excellent, thank you.
>>29786888That's kinda adorable. So we have red hair, I'm guessing tanned skin, we seem like the sort to spend a lot of time outside, scars, and we're fit and reasonably muscled. I'm happy with that.
>>29787264That seems about right. Now I need to go make some prospects for romance.
>>29787374don't forget the yuri options