Last Thread : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30329500/Twitter : https://twitter.com/81DEsW1xz4NChar Sheet : Next PostYou are Whitefang, Leader of Shadows, a nightmare of the woods. You and your pack allied with Alicea, the homunculus, and Cailan, Champion of the Arena, to fight off Captain Abirami and his men. The invaders set the forest ablaze in order to kill Nadel, die Verdrehte and Caecilia, the Beautiful. The dominus of the villa gave Cailan his freedom, and you freed Alicea from Caecilia. All of you are in the shadow of The Serpent.„I thought the Serpent was supposed to still be hibernating through this year,“ Alicea says as you and your pack begin to back away from the corpse of Captain Abirami.„I guess it didn’t agree with that. I’m getting out of here as fast as I can. I don’t recommend going north,“ Cailan says as he starts jogging back to the road through the woods.„Was it Nadel’s death? Did the Punics do something to draw it out?“ Alicea whispers as you look around the burning forest.>Say something>Follow Cailan>Escape to the Villa>Go elsewhere>Other
WhitefangFight : 10Flight : 8Health : 11/20Hunger : 1/7Perks : Speed 1 | +5 FlightStrength 3 | +4 FightIntelligence 3 | Can understand two word sentencesExertion of the Body (?) | After a roll, you may accumulate a hunger to roll extra dice equal to your available hunger. Exertion of the Mind (?) | Five times per day you can ignore the effects of crits on legendsCatching Fur (The Terrible) | If a ranged attack would kill you, prevent that damageGo For The Throat (Whitefang) | Ignore their final point of HealthSword Dancer (Whitefang) | You may accumulate a hunger to automatically avoid damage from a bladeFearsome (Terror of the Woods) | +3 FightBlazing Intellect (?) | Int +3, You can completely understand all natural communicationShadow of the Pack (Leader of Shadows) | You can summon your pack from any nearby expanse of darknessBlur (Leader of Shadows) | +2 on all defensive rolls, applies to you and your packCall of Night (Leader of Shadows) | You can expand nearby shadows to cover yourselfWhisper (Nightmare) | You can talk while obscured by darknessMonstrous Form (Nightmare) | +3 Strength, +3 Speed, +3 Intelligence, +2 damageWeak Shoulder (Nightmare) | Spears will do double damage to youLegend Sparks :Ignited Legends : The Terrible (Known to the invaders, the routed soldiers, and Caecilia’s Villa)Terror of the Woods (Known to the woods, and the invaders)Leader of Shadows, Nightmare (Known to the invaders, the villa, and the woods)
Schatten, Bluttrinker (2 dice)Health 3Hunger : 0/5Fight : 2 (+2)Flight : 10Blood Drinker (Schatten) | Can suck the blood out of a corpse for nutrition, leaving behind the meat. Gives one health and one hungerBlend (Schatten) | +5 to Flight when concealed by darknessUmbraFight : 2 (+2)Flight : 5Health : 5OmbraFight : 2 (+2)Flight : 5Health : 5
>>30411739>Follow CailanAlso ask him where he is going and what he'll do now.
Did nobody notice anything odd with the Cailan fight last threads?
How tall is Cailan?
>>30411739>Follow CailanBack for another session of suffering /tg/ being incompetent.Let's do it!
i would like to ask Alicea more of this "Serpent".How old is he?... Friend of foe?... you know, the usual stuff.Cailan is probably getting GTFO.
>>30412029You said that Wolfang is as tall as his chest, I wanted to have an idea how tall we are (although I think we got smaller after that).Is Cailan considered average height in your setting because that is pretty short in real life?
>>30412094Pretty short for modern heights, pretty tall for a gladiator
>>30412154>Carthigians confirmedYou're like 11 threads too late anon.
>>30412200Romulus never confirmed it till now
>>30411739>Follow Cailan>>Say something"so, what now?"
>>30412209You should actually go and check before you make statements like that.Otherwise you're just going to embarrass yourself.
“Alicea, what is this serpent? Friend? Foe?” you ask as you start trotting after Cailan, you pack close behind.“I’m afraid I don’t really know all that much. But it is powerful. It is no mere local legend. People for leagues around know of him specifically, and all of the Republic and beyond believes in such monsters beyond the maps. On the bright side, Nightmare tend to get along with one another, but that’s up to your egos,” Alicea responds.“So we should be safe?”Alicea laughs. “Only if he decides he’d rather attack the people who woke him up.” The Serpet passes overhead again, the beat of its wings sending shocks through the flames on either side of you. Schatten is growling and has his tail between his legs. His mane is raised up and he’s scanning for the Serpent, but staying close to your side.You join Cailan on the main road, he’s looking between the path back to the villa, and the path leading to the army. “So you’re following me?”>Say something>Go towards the Villa>Go towards the army>Go elsewhere>Other
>>30412467>Say something"That depends, what are you planning to do now?">>30412357You said so in the first thread back when our 3 int self couldn't provide proper exposition as to the military tactics being employed by the armies around us.
>>30412467>>Say somethingask him what he plans to do now
>>30412541Oh yeah. It's been a while since then
>>30412467>Say something"i guess, it's not as if we had much better to do"
>>30412668PleaseThere will be much more riddling than that
>>30412675how silly of me.
“Depends on what the plan is now. Where are you going?” you ask as you prowl around him.“I’m going home. I’ll make a run for the coast and get a ship to take me around the Alps, so I can return to my people,” Cailan explains as he watches the sky.“You were from the hill tribes? They may be your people, but they live in squalor. You could have so much more in the arena. With the right legends,” Alicea adds.“Legends die young, don’t you know? I have my rudis, I wish to leave this life behind, even if it means becoming a mere farmer again,” Cailan answers. “Can’t stay here though,” he says as he starts down the road towards the army.>Say something>Follow him>Go elsewhere>Other
>>30412869>Follow himWe don't need to eat now so we might as well.
what is rudis? His penis?>>30412869lets follow him for now.
>>30412927>rudisGoogle it you dumbass.
>>30412942Just answer you nignog
>>30412869>Say somethingBest of luck to you. Do you think you will be ok? There may be troubling people around here, if they heard of what happened
>>30412869Why do you want to follow Cailan ?he's not our businnes.Let's rest and enjoy our new territory.
>>30412987>http://lmgtfy.com/?q=rudisSo he went to get his baking supplies?
>>30413031One of us has a fucked up google preferenceshttp://ancienthistory.about.com/od/games/g/042409Rudis.htm
So the vote is split
>>30412869>>30413147>Follow him to namek!
Couldn't we put Alicea on Schatten to give HIM Blazing Intellect?
>>30413177but, why ? there are the invaders, the fuckinghuge serpent, the dominus's villa and that pack of wolves.Why do you want to follow the castrated gladiator ?
>>30412869>Follow him>Say something"Don't you miss your manhood, then?"
>>30413323Everyone else wants us deadI think we're better off holing up here and hiding, or pushing south faster than the army and getting the fuck away from them
>>30413323cailan's a bro. and who knows what crazy new things are beyond our mountain pass?
>>30413325don't say that you doughnut>>30413323because it is a plot hook
>>30413405Hey, I bet if we can ignite a legend about Cailan having a huge penis he'll grow it back.
>>30413405>Next thread on the 22nd. going to see if I can bring everything to a satisfying conclusion.
>>30413416That's stupid but I'd be willing to do it for Cail.
>>30413450yeah we just have to make it look to a bunch of soldiers like he buggered one of them to death.>Legend Spark: Ass Destroyer (Nightmare)
>>30413147Greet him goodbye, check for a place to stay in the new territory if the fire doesn't spread
Vote seems to be for following the gladiator
>>30413502>Greet him goodbyeanon....
Cailan starts running down the dirt road and you follow behind him. “Are you sure this is a good idea?” Alicea asks. You can sense some discomfort and unease from your pack. The Serpent seems to be closing in on you as well.“Not particularly, but he seems to be our only ally. We can’t really stay in this territory, with the forest ablaze,” you respond as the group approaches the stone bridge over the river. Rather than continue along the road and to the army, he turns and leaps over the side of the bridge. He lands in the frigid water and starts running downstream. The brush on either side has already smothered out in ashes, and he run along the bank where he can.You follow behind until the great beast swoops overhead, the force from his wings nearly knocking you to the ground, and flaring fires deep in the woods. “He has come for us!” Cailan shouts as he draws both of his swords and watches the skies.“Hide yourself,” Alicea urges as your pack runs from the river bank. Then blast after blast of air buffets the clearing, and the Serpent alights upon a charred and gnarled oak. Its scales are a dark green with hints of red, and its body is long enough to coil from tree top to treetop, crushing the smaller branches.“So there is one who does not run from me?” the serpent asks as he stretches his neck down to look at Cailan.“Back with you demon. I have no wish to fight you,” the gladiator shouts.“Oh, and a little nightmare whelp is here as well. How novel for the two of you to travel together like this,” he says as he changes his attention to you.>Say something>Fight>Flight>Other
>>30413742Let Alicea/Cailan do the talking
>>30413742>Say something"legends attract legends, right?"
>>30413801Boring.>Greet him, tell our name and asks for his.
What the hell is your schedule Rom? I thought you were aiming for tues-thurs threads
>>30413817suggest something exciting then>>30413867like it would give a fuck about or namelike it doesn't know it already
>>30413825Yeah say this. Get him talking.>>30413867But that's also boring. Banter is more fun than straightforward communication.
>>30413882I'm fairly reliable on the Tuesdays, but thursday has been getting hectic with life. And I've always said that I try to throw extra treads in on the weekend
>>30413882yeah i make a point to check the twitter once a day.
>>30413884You're implying too much.He's a fine fellow i'm sure.
>>30413918>twitterUgh. I thought I could live without ever needing to use that godawful thing
>>30413897ah, i see your point, that could work yes.
>>30413742>Say somethingThere is strength in numbers. Too often men forget that even they need packs.
>we just killed and ate the guy dead set on slaying Nightmares like the dragonhaha welp
>>30413959hey i don't *use* it either.i just load up the bookmark. useful for small amounts of data like 'is there an update'
“Legends attract, no?” you ask as you pace a bit farther away from him, circling nearer your pack.“That we seem to do, and yet there aren’t very many of us. Do either of you know why that is?” the Serpent asks as smoke begins to trickle from his mouth like saliva. You hold your tongue, lest something slip, and Cailan provides no answer of his own. The serpent grins and pulls his head back above the trees.The Alicea speaks up, “It’s because we kill each other, lest our power wane, or worse, be stolen by another.”“Good answer, which of you said that?” the Serpent asks, leaning back down to look.“I did,” she answers as she extends from your shadow to sit upon the bank.“And what manner of being are you? You are unlike that ghost among the goats, unlike the spirits of trees, yet you do not reek of your own nightmare like this wolf. So what are you?” the serpent asks as he leans closer and closer.“Let us leave in peace Serpent,” Cailan demands.The Serpent snarls and snaps his jaws at the man, unafraid of the steel blades poised at his face. “Wait your turn woman,” he snarls before turning back to Alicea.“I am but a shadow of Whitefang, nothing more,” she says quietly.“He stole you away, did he? Would you like me to end him and free you?”>Say something>Flee>Fight>Other
>>30414158"I notice you don't actually guarantee her freedom."
>>30414158Why are you awake
>>30414158>Say somethingShe is no prisoner, she is part of my pack. We are not the ones who disturbed and you have no need to disturb us
>>30414158We didn't stole her, she asked to be saved.
>>30414158>Say something"i saved her from some crazy who killed my mate, she enjoys the company.And her name is Alicea" >“Wait your turn woman,”the burn
>>30414353How's the serpent know about that anyway.He got Penis Vision?
>>30414400smell of course.
>>30414400smell, stature, how he's standingNo man will stand well the day after he got his dick chopped off
sounds like a serpent who loves the sound of his own voice, word trickery and lying without lying.
“I saved her, she asked for my help,” you growl at the serpent.“Is that what you believe to be true? Then I suppose it might be, but then who knows?” the Serpent says as he grins at you.“No, it’s true. I sought him out and asked for his help. I even got his most precious pack mate killed in the process. This wasn’t how it was supposed to end up, but became my only avenue of survival,” Alicea explains.“How curious, and novel,” the serpent says as he flicks his tongue out into the air, lapping smoke across the water. “Now which of you can tell me why I’ve woken up? It seems that in my slumber, my people have fled from their homes somewhat. I would assume it is because of this new pack of humans, but you know what they say about assumptions.”“We know nothing of you, how could we answer you?” Cailan responds, pointing his right blade at the beast.“I do not know you know nothing, do I? Perhaps I do, but I think it might be best for your escape if I do not pursue you, so you would wish to find some solution that pleases me, no?” the serpent asks. “If it helps you in the least, I am Taurini, the Serpent, and I used to consume a dozen dozen sacrifices every year, offered up willingly by the people of this land, when everything was still wild and free. Now it is as you see, and I must hunt for my food. If I must hunt, I’d prefer to hunt the pests of my territory. Are either of you pests?”>Say something>Fight>Flight>Other
>>30414752"I suppose it is better to hunt them before they begin to hunt you."
>>30414752tell him about the new pack of humans going around and killing legends?I think it would be better to divert his attention away from us.Also give our name too, I guess.
And Hannibal will no doubt send new legend-killing legends this way since we killed two of them.
>>30414752>Say somethingPests bring destruction and chaos. It is the invading men that have brought this, not us. This one (Cailen) is fleeing their kind, as are my pack
>>30414942>new legend-killing legendsWeirdly enough the last one wasn't a legend. We know when we meet a legend, something speaks to us and tells us its name....Although it didn't happen for the Serpent. Why?
>>30414752>Say something"Pest? Hardly. We were more than fine before these invaders caused our prey to disappear. Now they are our prey."
>>30415077Because we can speak now, so Rom doesn't have to spoon feed the names around. Captain Abirami was clearly a legend, the Taurini is as wellProbably along the lines of, with greater intelligence comes greater skepticism. You listen more to yourself and those around you rather than the flow of nature.
>>30415077Yes he was. It was very clear.Seven legends were gathered at the heart. Nadel, Caecilia, Alicea. Cailan, Whitefang, Schatten. And Abirami.
>>30414752These invaders seek to destroy all the legends of this land. They killed Treebark the bear and Nadel the spirit of the forest.They know how our powers grow from belief and our weaknesses, i don't know who's helping them.
>>30415077you didn't read very well at all then.>>30179071> The man in the center is not ordinary,
Cailan said not to go north.I'm not clear on the orientation of everything relative to other things.Like the river and the hill we started at, and then Schatten's territory, where were those relative to the Villa and Nadel?Is north uphill to higher mountains, presumably where the Serpent slept?
>>30414752>this is a one way conversation, would be better if you answer some of our questions ?
“Pests? We are no pests, these are our homes, and we are being forced from them. The invading humans are the ones sowing chaos and destruction. They seek out the legends of the land and slay them with fire and steel. First they came for Treebark, the bear, then they came for me. Now they have come for Nadel, Caecilia, and Cailan, and they will come for you soon enough,” you explain.“Who are you, young wolf?” Taurini asks, his gaze lingering on you.“I am Whitefang, Leader of Shadows, and I have been killing all they send after me.”“And what do they believe you capable of?”Before you can open your mouth, Alicea cuts you off. “Don’t answer him. If you know a legends powers, you can deduce their weaknesses. We’re all braggarts and liars, until we are of the same pack.”“How shrewd, but far from novel,” Taurini says, his eyelids drooping down a bit.“If you want answers from us, are you not obliged to give us some of ours?” you say, catching the beast’s eye again.“How daring. You act as though we are on equal footing, even when I sit on the trees above you. If you have questions, I’m sure I have answers, but why should I give them to you? Knowledge is power after all. Perhaps if you told me a new riddle? Or answered one of mine?”Cailain laughs and and Alicea groans. “So that legend was true afterall” she says.Taurini swings his massive head to face the two of them and flames dart out from between his teeth. “Would you prefer I end the lot of you now?” he asks, staring at them, but receiving now answer. “As I thought.”>Pose a riddle>Ask for a riddle>Say something>Flee>Other
>>30415488I honestly have no questions for him.
>>30415488>Ask for a riddle
>>30415525This may be your last exposition dump
>>30415525i want to know how to get that firebreathing trait.
>>30415588well, maybe others have something interesting to ask him then
>>30415488fucking riddle games.a new riddle huh.shit this takes thought.
>>30415488>what ends stars and serpents alike?
>>30415315Dude, we're on the Italian side of the Alps, where Hannibal crossed over, and Taurini is the tribe that lived in PiedmontNorth is the alpsSouth west is the nearest costSouth East is Rome
I can't really move on until there's some more agreement
>>30415750wait>what ends stars and serpents alike, yet never touches deer?
>>30415911If this is the riddle you want to pose him?I'll ask for the question after he answers
mmm... Always beating, never rest, inside a cave... emotions nest.T-that's the best i can do.
>>30416011You could have just voted to answer one of his riddles
>>30416011trouble is there aren't many things that 'beat'.
>>30416034i suppose i'll do that.
>>30416010Oh.Okay well easier to just do this then>Ask for a riddle
Do you guys even have anything you want to ask him?what happens when we fail the riddle?
Sudden Death! you have five minutes>1 : What slays stars and serpents alike?>2 : Ask for a riddle
>>30416186Quest end, but i'm okay with that.
>>30416233to be clear, the wording is "what ends stars and serpents alike, yet never touches deer?"official vote in separate post fucking double captcha
>>30416233>What slays stars and serpents alike?what is the answer to this anyway?I'm opposed to both of these since I don't see any meaningful question choices. I think people are simply jumping on challenge without thinking.
>>30416312I assume he's witholding so that I have to answer it myself as proxy for a century old dragon who riddles as a hobby
>>30416312he's a an all mighty serpent nightmare, we ask for more power of course.
>>30416348I like how you implied that we cannot give him any riddle he cannot answer although I suppose that is not the point.
>>30416233Vote is technically and underwhelmingly for 1Guess I'll have to get my fill of ancient riddling dragon with too much time on his hands another time, writing anyways
>>30416312Possible questions, increasing order of usefulness:- how long have you been alive?- what were you, before a legend?- what kinda legends ya got, mang- how'd you spread those crazy things- i wanna breathe fire too come on
>>30416379power isn't given. it's earned through humans' fear.he could help us develop a crazy new reputation Legend Spark maybe but that's unlikely.>>30416312the letter 's'. or i guess the sound of 's' plural ending. 'sssss'
>>30416387hey it could be the riddling dragon's turn later. i'm looking forward to that too.
>>30416404we can also ask him if he knows a legendary healer humans lack a tail, and Cailan in more ways than most
>>30416533 Oh yeah. We could ask after all the legends he knows of.Like there used to be a woods witch, before Caecilia killed her.
>>30416312My guess.A legend
“You want a riddle in exchange for an answer? Then how about this?” you say.“Whitefang, you should hold your tongue. This will not go well for you,” Alicea says as she returns to your shadow proper.“Let him try,” Cailan says as he steps out of the river bank, edging towards the trees.“Tell me Taurini,” you begin.“I’m listening little wolf, and there had better be a satisfying answer to this one. I am tired of questions about pockets,” he says as he climbs down from the tree to look you evenly in the eye.“What ends stars, and serpents alike? But never touches deer?”“Interesting,” the serpent says as he twists his head around to look at you. “A bit prying about me, don’t you think? But an acceptable riddle nonetheless. I don’t think I’ll need but a moment to find the answer,” he says, grinning at you.“It’s the morning’s first ray of light, isn’t it?”>Response?
>>30416579"The 's' sound."Also he seems perfectly fine in the morning light here.
>>30416643that could be related to his past
>>30416643ah, good one anon.
>>30416643Is this your answer to him?
>>30416787Well. Let's see if he doesn't throw a tantrum if he's told he's wrong.Yeah that's it.
>>30416787maybe we shouldn't give him the answer like that, but i don't think we should give him another chance so yeah, i guess
>>30416787>>30416822>>30416852Maybe give him another chance? Tell him that the morning light usually doesn't do much to the serpents.
>>30416852It's a riddle, all things are fair play in a riddle. Though it is amusing how a wolf with like a week of experience of speaking full sentences beats an ancient dragon at wordplay.
>>30416914yeah, that was bugging me too
>>30416787Well actually i guess it needs a prelude, i withdraw. Just say "Not quite.">>30416910yeah at least say, i don't see what that has to do with serpents.
>>30416914You're implying heavily that his answer is %100 correctThe first ray of morning light will end stars of coursethe first ray will of course not reach anything on the ground compared to a dragon in the skyAnd if there's something about his legend that makes it off him, his answer is better than wordplay
>>30416932yeah that was something that occurred to me.and then i remembered that technically we're speaking Latin, so the riddle would have to be pretty different to handle that noun declension. so it's doubly hilarious.
>>30416643I hate you so much right now.
>>30416985it would have been hilarious if the answer to our riddle was just a bark
So are you going to tell him your answer? or to guess again? or what?
>>30416932Hey, it's good fable material. Upstart wolf learns words and tricks and old legend with a bit of wordplay. I'd say it makes even more sense because sounds are still new to him, while someone more accustomed to language would overlook the obvious answer
>>30417030>Tell him the answerThen proceed to be roasted alive by an angry dragon
>>30417030Tell him "Not quite. That doesn't fit the other two parts, does it?"
>>30417030>tell him your answer
>>30416997taurini pls go
>>30417030Tell him. I wanna see if this dragon can take being wrong or is of the ill humoured variety
aw shit we tied again.
I guess the question is, how much info is one riddle stumping worth.If we're lenient with giving him a second guess, he'll have to be lenient if we try one of his riddles.
>>30417335>he'll have to be lenient if we try one of his riddlesWhy? Fairness? Who's to say cares about fairness?
Rolled 19, 6 + 7 = 32Okay, telling him locked inPlease roll defenseAnd he doesn't know you're The Terrible, so you're only at +8
Rolled 7 + 8>>30417432hahaha sheet. well can't say we didn't suspect this.
I guess that wordplay was officially "pockets" tier.But he knows we're Leader of Shadows cuz we introduced ourselves that way huh?Or is that "the woods" knowledge.
Rolled 16 + 8>>30417432fuq.>>30417503doublefuck
Rolled 7 + 8>>30417432Well I guess he's a sore loser
Would you like to Exert the Body/Mind?
>>30417572Exerting the mind won't be enough to save us it's still 24 vs 26......if we exert the body, and we roll a 19, would that override the 1?
>>30417612You rolled a 1, your effective modifier is currently +4 because all of your legends just flubbed
>>30417572yes to both
exert mind and body
>>30417661Wait, when did 1's start ruining us again? I thought they ween't crit fails anymore
>>30417704They still turn off legends, they just dont' override the valuePlease roll for Exert the Body, two rollsHunger : 2/7
Rolled 1 + 8>>30417737oh i remember now.and we gotta exert the mind too then. otherwise no roll can win.1/10th chance
Rolled 10 + 8>>30417737
>>30417767good jobThis going to be this runs "swim up-river" isn't it?Shouldn't have tried to do anything with the stupid riddles and gotten away.
>>30417767howAlso, Exert the Mind is currently at 1/5 for the day
>>30417822>running away>from a giant flying snakeahahahahahagood luck
Rolled 14 + 8>>30417767fuck it, third time's the charmExert mind/body again
>>30417830Oh well crits trump so a 20 would win automatically anyway yeah. but otherwise we couldn't beat 19+7 without our monstrous form.EXERT AGAIN
>>30417859did I at any point say anything about running away you idiotI said we should have refused the riddles altogether. Not giving them not answering them. But you retards see a challenge and think that you MUST take it no matter how retarded it is.
Exerting the body againRoll three times pleaseHunger : 3/7Exert the mind is at 2/5
Rolled 18 + 8>>30417960come on lucky 20!
Rolled 5 + 8>>30417960hahaha dammit
>>30417978Wait, what happens if we match?
Rolled 11 + 8>>30417960taking the 3rd roll responsability
oh jeez.we got 11 health... and he's right in our face when we tell him he's wrong.are getting flamed or bitten? dare we just take the hit before we run?
Losing his temper over such trivial matter.
Alicea warned us.She warned us this would not go well for us.Win or lose. Don't call it a grave. It's the future you chose.
exert a 3rd time y/y?
>>30418235mI don't know how matching is treated
“It is, right?” Taurini asks, grinning.“Whitefang, stop,” Alicea urges, but you’ve already started talking.“Maybe I should give you another chance. After all, how does morning light end serpents?” you say.“Clearly you haven’t heard of me then, but that begets the question of why you posed this riddle, because I gave you the best answer to it,” Taurini asks.“The answer is the sound s,” you say, grinning slightly. Taurini stares at you. “Comes at the end of stars and serpents, not deer.”“Another!” the serpent roars as he raises up one of his claws and smashes it into you, swatting you against the river bank like a piece of debris. “I demand another, and none of your foolish trickery.”>Ask for a riddle>Pose another>Say something>Flee>Other
>>30418265Okay guys, this guy has a bigass EGO. Lets not try to insult him okay?I'm not sure what the best course of action is, do we do what he says and try to give another riddle? Or refuse.Refusing would make him mad, I think.
>>30418265This response amuses meIf anybody's got riddle ideas I'm all for that option, otherwise we gotta figure out how to weasel out of this.
>>30418369we could pose a very easy riddle.
>>30418398i wonder if he'd see through that. might be worth a try.he wants a NEW riddle too, not one he's heard before. like all the ones in The Hobbit probably.
>>30418265>Ask for a riddleTrickery? Forgive me but this tongue is new to me. I assumed trickery was the aim of such games. Maybe you can show me how it's done?
>>30418265>Ask for a riddle"your turn"
>>30418398I bet that would insult him too.We should pose a good riddle which can be answered with logic and without tricks and shit
I burrow beneath the sun, rise in the rain, and fly through the night sky.
>>30418436good anon. yes good.
>>30418453nigga you better give the answer with your questiona cloud?
>>30418453i thought this answer was a worm or rather a wyrm, for the third part....
>>30418453>>30418569You and your goddamn wordplay are going to get us killed
>>30418569Surely you haven't heard this one before. I could understand you solving it, but hearing it before?
>>30418436is 1>>30418453is 2Sudden Death, go
I have a feeling we'll end up trapped here telling riddles back and forth to an elder dragon forever.So will end the tale of Whitefang
>>30418789We let him win until he's bored.
>>30418618I have not heard it before, no, I just solved it.Apparently.I was looking at the cloud post at the time, my wording was unclear i guess.>>30418789>we'll trap the elder dragon here until 23 hours pass and the morning's first light comes over the trees againfixed
So it's safe to assume the Serpent has some kind of weakness to light/dawn, given his answer to our riddle?
>>30418947Probably safe to say yeah. He's fine in the daylight, so he's only vulnerable to the *very* first light.So he probably doesn't come out of his cave at night at all, just to be safe.We'd have to distract him *very* hard to keep him outside another 22 hours.tfw Romulus probably rolled with your riddle to invent a weakness that fit the stars part too
“Trickery? Forgive me but this tongue is new to me. I assumed trickery was the aim of such games. Maybe you can show me how it's done?” you offer the Serpent as you slowly get back to your feet from the ice and mud.The beast snorts a belch of fire at you and you jump back. “Easy Whitefang, you’re not the only one riding this body, remember?” Alicea whispers. “He has only mastered speech for a few days now, you’ll have to forgive him,” she says.“Fine then, puny creature. I shall show you a proper riddle,” Taurini declares as he climbs back into the trees. “I grow when the mighty slumber. Where I lay, nothing dares run. But should I break, I make sure that I’m in good company.”As you think, you glance around the river bed, and notice that Cailan is nowhere to be seen.>Say something.>Other
>>30418947yepor maybe he's a little polimorph devil that takes his form back at dawn
>>30419020more likely that he looked at the riddle and said "Yep, not seeing it. But a dragon sure as hell would think he got the right answer that, so this."I think the joke here might be that Taurini isn't actually very good at riddles.
>>30419024...A Dam?Should we even try to solve it honestly? This might end poorly
>>30419024A frozen lake ?
>>30419085We should at least stall. For Cailan's sake.
>>30419024hmm. things that you can 'break', metaphorically...peace, silence, fast, dawn, records...
>>30419024ICE!the answer is ice!
>>30419024If anyone answers the "mighty slumber" line we've got it.Otherwise it's ice guys.
>>30419134oh hey you got it.better to just say "ice" though. a lake doesn't "grow".
>>30419250"the mighty slumber" is a reference to bears hibernating, man.
>>30419249hey, that sounds right.
>>30419250Morale grows when the enemy is weak i.e. "the mighty slumber" No one runs when morale is high, but should it break, the whole force routes.I say morale also because it's part of the game mechanics
>>30419279Obviously. I was talking about alternatives to the painfully obvious one.
>>30419305i'm with you, morale seems the right one.
>>30419305...what? That doesn't even make any sense.
>>30419305that would be a very....weird interpretation of "the mighty slumber"."where morale lay, no one dare run"?I mean some riddles have incredibly stupid obtuse metaphors to them like the sphinx's riddle, but this doesn't even seem like that.
>>30419360>>30419427Eh, I tried
Do you have a final answer?
>>30419446Can't you just pick whichever one's right, or comes the closest? Please?
>>30419489of course not
>>30419446take a long time to deliberate the answer. Comment to Alicea, this isn't so bad is it?"Ah, I see how this is a much better class of riddle. My compliments. The answer is ice, no?"
>>30419506Then I vote Morale
>>30419446ice has the majority.
>>30419549oh cruel anon. why would you do that.
>>30419577I can't not vote for the idea I came up with
You sit down and think, watching the Serpent twist between the trees. He hasn’t noticed that Cailan ran, or he doesn’t care. He also doesn’t seem to have noticed that your pack is lurking nearby. “Why did you engage him in riddles? You have a being of knowledge tied to your skin, yet your mouth still moves faster. If your mouth hadn’t saved my life, I’d be looking for a way to shut it back up, I swear,” Alicea mumbles.“Watch yourself. I’ll be fine. And you can’t do riddles?”“Riddles don’t make sense? Okay? These obscure references could mean a dozen things and how the hell is anyone supposed to tie them together? It’s absurd!” she shouts back. “He could be talking about ice, famine, morale, dams, fear, hunger, anything!”“Oh, glad she’s not tied to my shadow,” Taurini says with a bit of a laugh. “Now, do you have an answer for me?”“I need a moment yet,” you respond as you sit down in the mud.“Well do hurry. I have business to attend to after this. If what you said earlier is true, then I should go pay some humans a visit,” the Serpent responds.“He stands no chance of getting it correct you know. He’s just a wolf,” Alicea states.Before the beast can say anything, you raise your head. “It’s ice.”Taurini smiles and tilts his head. “Really now?” he asks, pulling back into the trees. He lunges out and lands on the frozen river bank, smashing through the snow bank in front of you. “Are you sure?”>No, it’s>Yes>Other
>>30419741>No, but it will do for an answer.
>>30419741>YesHe wouldn't have asked if it was wrong
>>30419741>Yesice forms when the mighty heat of summer slumbers, no one is foolish enough to run on ice, and well, we just broke it"
>>30419841All of those explanations are painfully idiotic.
>>30419741>yeswell we went with it, gotta stick to our guns
>>30419825Given his personality, he's probably just gloating by asking again
>>30419841no look closer.>snow bankis he suggesting the answer is SNOW?
>>30419988Why would he suggest to us the right answer? He's clearly been shown to have an ego problem. If anything he wants us to be wrong
>>30420019Cool, get the fuck out
>>30420019in which case he'd be taunting us, and if we don't get it it's all the more delicious that we got it wrong even with a hint? even more egotistical.i meant more the 'narrator' was laying a hint though, but snow banks don't really 'break' and don't ensure anyone joins them when they get demolished or something. so it's still not likely.
“Yes,” you answer.Taurini smiles. “Close, but wrong. Ice does form in winter, when the mighty slumber, such as myself. And only the truly desperate run across ice. But look around yourself. Where is the good company of the broken ice?” the serpent asks. “The correct answer is an ice dam. It grows in winter, no one runs across it, it even stops the running of a river. And should the dam break, all the water comes rushing out, carrying the ice with it, and killing all those in its way.”“No questions from you ittle wolf. Your riddle did not amuse me, and you did not entertain me with mine. But you were close and you tried, for that, I will leave you be. Perhaps we’ll meet again. The little things in the world have a habit of surviving the tides of change. And you are such a very little thing,” Taurini says as he rears up on his hind legs and starts buffeting the air with his wings.“Maybe next time you’ll be talking to a dragon slayer instead, come to slay you. If so, I hope you rip his heart out for me,” he shouts as you back away from the waves of wind.Your pack prowls out of the woods to your side as the Serpent takes his leave. You look over as Alicea jumps over to Schatten, and the flames in your eyes die out to appear on him. His teeth are bared and he’s growling with nearly every breath, but his tail is still between his legs. “that’s the thing that killed Seraph, and gave me my legend. I was waiting for you to attack him, so that we might kill the foul thing together.”
Something came up, this is the end of the thread. Hope you enjoyed, I'll archive in a moment.Thoughts?Also, riddle that I didn't use : I go up and down,All in my daily turn.Those I touch I warm,Those touch me, burn.
>>30420134oh. the sun?that's a bit easier.
>>30420141Thread 1 reference
>>30420134i did enjoy it.and wow, what a tweest
>>30420113Seraph was the druid's name, or was that the name of whatever was whispering to him? And is she talking to us or Schatten?
>>30420113...why? we saved you... 2 time...
>>30420113Just to be clearBlazing Intellect is the communication buff, and Schatten just got itHe said the spiel about Seraph
>>30420181yeah i realized it was a reference to that dam being broken at the start of the invasion then too.
>>30420286So it Schatten talking to us about...Taurini? Or is he talking to Alicea about us?
>>30420249Seraph was the spirit in the stones that the druid was protecting.His daughter's ghost, or whatever. That we saw, Return of the Jedi style, later.
>>30420346it was obvious it was Schatten talking, and he is obviously talking about Taurini.since it's not the first time the Serpent has been awake.
>>30420113> and gave me my legend. ...eh?This sounds like a very special Serpent.
Okay, so Seraph was killed by The Serpent and somehow ended up in some stonesWhich the druid was protectingWhich Hasdrubal the legend hunter knocked over (and we sorta helped)Alicea was the ghost girl Schatten was with after that whole bit, but she's not Seraph.Am I right here?
>>30420473>Alicea was the ghost girl Schatten was with after that whole bit, but she's not Seraph.uHHH,
>>30420473Alicea realized that Schatten wanted to communicate something to Whitefang, so she entered his shadow and gave him the power to talk......telepathically I guess, since he doesn't have the Leader of Shadows perk.
Don't forget to vote on the archive
So, good riddle dragon?
>>30420113>I was waiting for you to attack him, so that we might kill the foul thing togetherYou seriously we could take on this thing? Don't you remember how we nearly got killed by Hasdrubal?
>>30422832#yolowhich happens to be a statement that is almost correct in this quest
>>30422832yeah he may have had only a +7 Fight against us, presumably without the legends known only to humans, but he probably got like 100 HP or some shit.
>>30423383Guess in the next thread, we're gonna beg Caillan to powerlevel us so that we become as big as a damn elephant. Grab that sucker by the tail and drag it under a frozen lake or something.
>>30425867i think he either got accidentally squished or ran awayand things don't work that way
>>30425955Obviously ran away.For some reason I thought he was gonna ambush the dragon but running away makes more sense, if he thought he could actually get away.
Keep this thread alive till tomorrow and I can answer questions
alas i collapse. hope someone else bumps later then
>>30426334Out of curiosity, would he have been able to solve:>I burrow beneath the sun, rise in the rain, and fly through the night sky.Also pretty dam clever riddle for this situation Anon. Did you create it or does it exist elsewhere? Google search shows nothing.
>>30430159I would have preferred to give a "wrong" answer to it, but I could only come up with the right answer
how do you all hear the voice of the characters?once Whitefang could speak, i imagined his voice like Goliath's from Gargoyles.
>>30436350Either Hasdrubal or Schatten
>>30436350I'm awful at matching where I'm getting the voices from. Couldn't tell you
>>30436350I hadn't imagined any particular voices, but I'm totally gonna imagine Goliath Whitefang now