You are Shax Bonemurder, Raid Leader! Last time you single handled stopped an apocalyptic invasion by a false prophet, and gained the blessing of some dark sea god lady in the process! Good job! She says she is your pal, but she might be everyone's mom. You're not sure how that religion works. Or any religion, really. Oh, right. You also inspired a huge amount of kuo-toa guys to join your party. Whoop is "indoctrinating" them, whatever that means, right now. You think it was twenty of them. That's a HUGE number!>Current Raid Group: http://pastebin.com/mZgVD5yH>Current Ability Tree, Freshly Remodeled!: http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vP>I'm the Boss! Points: 1>CHARACTER point: 1You now have:>30/32 BtB exp>28/32 MSiF exp>14/32 CyRCTHaM exp>1/8 FMMM exp, 1/1 Tidal Points.With another side quest done, you scratch off another entry in the journal with a sigh. Jeez, you do this stuff a lot, huh? You're practically more of an adventurer than actual adventurers. Guess maybe you have a talent at this?You've got a few days before you get back to camp. You have a ton of new recruits who are eager to serve you in what they keep calling your "tide of darkness". They don't have much training, though! How do you want to divide them up on your way to camp?>Bearbreath is a solitary curmudgeon, but he could get some basic nature magic in a few! Maximum three.>Brokagh is a punchmaster, and you can create your own retinue of sneaky punchmasters with training from him! Maximum ten.>Whoop can begin making an armed clerical force! Maximum ten.>Sitri will train a few to help rally your forces with musicial enchantments. Maximum five.>Save some for other notable individuals back at camp! All twenty can be saved!>Divide up the twenty fish guys into those groups!
Divide them up by shoe size.
>>31161190Most sensible answer.
>>31161190They're fish, they might not wear shoes.
>>31161190They don't have shoes! But flipper size can be done, certainly.
>>31161169>>Whoop can begin making an armed clerical force! Maximum ten.
Last time on Oversized Weapons Quest: We communed with the Sea Mother! And yes, I know about her canon insanity-causing clam-head design, but that's just 2scary4me.
>>31161169Three for Bearbreathe because that seems stupidly useful.Eight for Whoop because healing for everybody.Three for Sitri because buffs are nice but too many would be redundant.Six for Brokagh because we need sneaksters for a raid!I can't think of anyone really handy at camp. Witch boy seems too busy teaching Allonces to show anyone else magic.
>>31161190That's a little too silly
>>31161190That is so ....so...somethingist that I can't stand it!
Good job on the new skill tree, by the way.
>>31161386Seconding this. Was going through it just now and was about to post a thank you on the redesign but Anonymous beat me to it.
>>31161386Thanks! Some anon did it, and he is awesome. I did the pastebin, though, in an attempt to declutter it.Anyway, I was making lunch but now I'm writing.
>>31161190>>31161238Only right way to do this.
>>31161285Sorry I didn't notice this sooner Anon, that looks awesome!
>>31161292I agree but for this>Six for Brokagh because we need sneaksters for a raid!I say we leave 3 for the dwarves and get few more demolition experts
>>31161542I thought the dwarves were with us because of the traps we set before. I figured if Chief didn't list them then they weren't an option. If they are then I support handing 3 to them.
>>31161292I'm liking this one.
>>31161542Supporting this as well.
>>31161292This is best
>>31161523Thanks for noticing. I'm really just using this as an occasion to practice, but it's still nice to know you appreciate what I do.
"Hey, boss," Gneb sidles up to you, "This is a lot of fish guys isn't it? What the heck are we gonna do with all of them?" You turn and look at the loping along. They don't have mounts and you're not sure how the heck you're going to get some to them. Guess you have an actual foot force now? They seem pretty fresh and untrained. "Let's give some to Bearbreath, Whoop, Sitri, and maybe a couple for Bokagh. Might as well train them up and get more specialists goin'!" You pump a fist. This is how a leader should be! Makin' others do the work and taking the credit for it.Gneb doesn't seem as excited as you. "Yeah, that's a good, boss, but how the heck are we gonna determine who goes where?" Oh that's a good point.You're not good at all this logistics stuff. You're not sure how Beyto would do this...>"I'd give them all a quick attribute assessment and then assign them to the areas they are most suited for personality and talent wise." - Beyto says to you, on the topic of mass new recruits. You nod along politely while single mindedly eating a launch haunch of ham.You know! You'll divide them up by foot size. "Hey, you fish guys! I'm gonna assign you to your new sub leaders now, so line up! And stick out your foot." They complied with confused looks.The three six guys with the biggest feet go to Brokagh, because they need big feet for kicking. Brokagh had no argument for that logic. The three with the least barnacle encrusted feet went to Sitri cause you wouldn't want to make her deal with dirty guys, and they had pretty thin flippers. The three with the weirdest shaped feet got sent to Bearbreath cause he is weird, but you didn't say that, you just said they'd 'suit him', and then the rest went to Whoop, because you got tired of sorting them.A job well done. Now it is time to get back to camp!>Leisurely make your way back to camp! You'll get some training done and a chance for a random encounter.>Let's stop wasting time and get back to camp already!
>>31161744Time to leisurely stroll about.
>>31161744>Leisurely make your way back to camp! You'll get some training done and a chance for a random encounter.Mystery box
>>31161744>>Let's stop wasting time and get back to camp already!LETS GO YOU MAGGOTS
>>31161744>Leisurely make your way back to camp! You'll get some training done and a chance for a random encounter.Perhaps some light raiding to break them in as well.
>>31161744>Leisurely make your way back to camp! You'll get some training done and a chance for a random encounter.Hell ya!
>>31161744>Leisurely make your way back to camp! You'll get some training done and a chance for a random encounter.
Let's take it easy! Shax may be a mass murderer, but she might as well enjoy the sights and sounds of the world!Give me a d20 roll! Highest of three will be taken.1-5 is a big fight! 6-10 is a unique fight! 11-15 is a chance encounter! 16-19 is potential allies! 20 is a destined encounter!
Rolled 17>>31161911nat 1 inc
Rolled 11>>31161911>Shax may be a mass murderermood killer
Rolled 3>>31161911Lucky I am not.
Rolled 19>>31161911DESTINY CALLS TO ME
>>31161744>actually using the foot size thingchief plz stop
>>31161937She's cute so it is okay.>>31161946You really aren't!>>31161285I didn't see this earlier, it is awesome! Love the bib.>>31161940Potential allies?! Writing.>>31161956I cannot be stopped!
>>31161744>Leisurely stroll, cos lvling our noobsWho knows maybe one of them will get some chararcter devlopment...Whoop is so lonely....
Rolled 15>>31161966What was tidal points and how we collect them again?
>>31161986You spend them to enhance your Sea Mom abilities, they naturally regenerate and the cap goes up as you go up in the tree. I should probably write that down somewhere! Haha.
>>31161285Mama looks so cute~!
>There is Nothing My Cutter Cannot CuttleShax gonna cut steel like butter.
>>31162000If we become more religious, will we get a bonus to tidal points?And I'm just asking.
>>31162115>Implying shax isn't the one true god.
>>31162172>>31162115We will be ascending before the quest is over if I have anything to say about it.
You don't wanna drag the fresh recruits back to base camp like this, they are pretty embarassing right now. Virtually untrained with just some kinda depressing spears that are really more like sharp sticks. But, hey, more bodies are always welcome!Sitri puts together a four man band pretty quickly, with some drums, a bassist, a guitarist, and her as vocals and on pipes. Their initial performances are what you imagine suffering sounds like if it were to take the form of noise. But Sitri is patient with them, and after a few days it only sounds utterly terrible!Whoop has plenty of progress with his boys, as they were all pretty faithful to the Sea Mother, and now you've got a nice selection of mediocre healers. They don't know any offensive magic yet, though!Brokagh and Bearbreath haven't gotten anywhere yet, but you see fish dudes doing martial arts practice and it sorta pumped up your spirits and you were tempted to join in, but were too embarassed and passed on it. The ones Bearbreath were with just sort of sit around talking about wussy stuff.This slow going pace continues for maybe a week before you run into someone else out here. With as big of a party as you have, you're surprised it took this long.On one side there are a group of large humanoids that look sort of like the Underworld Empire's pit ogres, but redder, slimmer, and with horns that glow. They're spitting fire and using huge clubs as they fight what appears to be a small group of giant tree people. They have pure white bark, and there are only about three of them compared to the ten or so ogres. But they're holding their own. The fire seems to be pretty effective against the treemen, but they are smashing their way through the group of ogres pretty well.>Try to save the tree mans! They're pretty.>You wish you could spit fire. Those ogres can spit fire. They must be really neat.>Sit around and wait to see who wins. We'll just talk to whoever the strongest is!
>>31162268>Try to save the tree mans! They're pretty.Fuck ogres.
>>31162268>OtherGet them to break it up
>>31162268>Try to save the tree mans! They're pretty.
>>31162268>Try to save the tree mans! They're pretty.Holy hell, we can't be building a fucking army here. Let's go for the fewer more powerful guys. they can act like redundant trolls.
>>31162268>>You wish you could spit fire. Those ogres can spit fire. They must be really neat.
>>31162268>You wish you could spit fire. Those ogres can spit fire. They must be really neat.
You people really want to set some strong roots in a multicultural faction!Really trying to branch out to new species.I'm sorry I'll stop now I'm so sorryWriting
>>31162392At least it's not ice puns.
>>31162417Ice puns are GOAT.
I just wanted to stick with the chaotic theme to our raiding party, and ents don't seem chaotic at all.
>>31162392Bugger, was just about to vote for befriending the fire ogres. They're pretty hot!
>>31162392Just so it matches the first tree. This is okay, right?
>>31162392Never stop, Chief, never stop.
>>31162448Cropped because I forgot.
>>31162268>>Sit around and wait to see who wins. We'll just talk to whoever the strongest is!A true evil mastermind she is.
Guys, we should buy "Like a Stray Cat" before we visit rock guy or the demilich again.
>>31162580Sounds like a solid plan to me.
>>31162392We shall water their roots with the blood out our racially entitled enemies!
>>31162580I kinda want "Longevity of the Non-Goblin"
>>31162668Different ability tree. I agree with you for our next CyRCTHaM purchase, we could use the HP and I'd rather take an offensive ability for our next MSiF acquisition.
>>31162718>next MSiF acquisition.which should be bite of the snapping turtle.
Biiiiiig update, I apologize for the delay. Gonna be a bit longer.
>>31162782Agreed. I really like the idea of Rahzor's Wild Ride, best we don't have the stamina for it yet.
>>31162909Is there an ability that increases stamina?
>>31162782naw man, open up that why do folks keep calling me a sword saint tree
>>31162962I think so, but the closest stat boost I've seen is "toughness" so I'm guessing that represents stamina/constitution.
>>31162970>>31163014Bite of the snapping turtle is required for Sword Saint.
>>31162970I don't want to do that until we unlock all of the turtle abilities.
>>31162970Isn't bite of the snapping turtle one of the prereqs for Sword SaintL
Rolled 18>>31163036>>31163064I think it's just one of the paths we can take to unlock it, but we took another path to it through there is nothing my choppa cannot chop>>31163040msif exp and sword saint exp are separate, so it's better and more efficient to get sword saint first, we'll be earning more exp.
>>31163089That assumes that getting sword saint doesn't lock us out of MSiF. I think it might.
>>31163089>I think it's just one of the paths we can take to unlock itWhat?You need Nothing my Choppa Cannot Chop and Grouchiness of the Terrapin to unlock Sword Saint. We already have the former and the latter needs Bite of the Snapping Turtle.What alternate path?>>31163135Chief already said it didn't.
>>31163135No it doesn't.
>>31163089There are two prerequisites for it. We have one of them and we need snapping turtle for the other (grouchiness).
You're chewing on some food as you watch the fight, because it is pretty cool. The tree guys have, like, three or five arms and are smashing dudes into the ground and slapping others away, but the ogres keep shooting out blasts of fire."Hey, Shax, I don't really like this," Sitri says, her four man band in tow. The bassist is wearing some kind of floppy hat. You heard the guitarist is looking for some shades, but you really don't think there are any glasses that will fit a kuo-toa face..."Oh? Why not? It's a neat looking fight. Don't get to see five armed dudes smashin' big red guys who shoot fire every day." You point at a particularly neat bodyslam, twist, elbow drop thing a tree man did. Radical!"Yeah, you have a fair point, but it doesn't seem particularly fair. Fire? Against tree people? C'mon. I feel bad for the rootkin." You don't. You just saw one twist an ogre's head off with one arm while holding two ogres against the ground. But then one of the guys goes up in flame, and you begin to see her point."Alright, alright. Let's save 'em boys!" You wave your sword forward as you start your charge. Before too long, you're crashing into the thick of the ogres. The rootkin seem surprised at your appearance, but spare no time to talk as you both make quick work of the now pincer'd oni. It doesn't take long for you to finish them all off.
When all is said and done, there are two tree guys left after the one got turned into kindling. "Heya, I'm Shax Bonemurder! How are you doing today, uhh," You address the satyxis from the side of your mouth, "What'd you call them again, Sitri?""Rootkin. Typically from some of the deeper, more ancient forests. These look like Pearlbark Rootkin, known for their ceaseless defense of their home woods and beautiful appearance. What they're doing out here, I dunno." Maybe being a wandering bard teaches you a ton of stuff, but she always seems to know things."Okay! Mr. Pearback, it is nice to meet you!" You are met with a horrifying shriek and what sounds like the snapping of wood. Oh good lordBearbreath clears his throat. "Let me, ah, interpret. He says 'thank you for assisting us horrible fire bringer chaos minion,' which is less of an insult than it sounds."That was an insult? "I've been called worse. Anyway, what are you up to? Can I help?"Via your druid friend, the white tree responds, "We are fleeing the destruction of our forest caused by these foolish expansionist large dwarf fat elves who cut us to pieces for our homes. We are stranded without protection and have no where to spread our roots. Will you provide us this shelter?"You are part of an expansionist army that is currently burning down a forest, buuuuuut, whatever! More friends! "Sure, Mr. Pearbark! Welcome aboard!"Great! Two more bruisers for the raid! They might even know some magic! Bearbreath is unclear about that, saying something about 'spell-like abilities'. Sounds like magic to you.
But seriously, you've been on the road forever. It is time to go to camp! You march double time to get there. Along the way Sitri talks about how excited she is to see a genuine military camp! You think she might be getting her hopes up too high. Your place was nowhere near as organized as the... main force? Whoa! There is the black dragon's banner planted outside your ruins as you approach. Isn't that a little flashy? Kinda ruins the whole point, doesn't it?The camp is practically unrecognizable as well, with the formerly slapdash tents arrayed neatly, and the ruins being repaired in several places. "Sis has really outdone herself this time," Dorle mutters."Just be glad she wasn't strong arming us into cleaning the place up," Mani grumbles.The sound of someone clearing their throat can be heard from the side, "I'm glad you two hold my abilities of organization in such HIGH esteem, but it wasn't my doing this time." Milda cuffs them both in the head, "Nice to see you back safe and sound Shax, I would have been worried except the Ambassador assured us you were alive." Well that's a pretty scary statement. "I see you've made a lot of new friends." Milda then introduces herself to each individual new recruit. What dedication!
There are a ton of kobolds in the camp now, scurrying all over the place. They all seem to be holding some sort of maintenance implement, and are doing various tasks everywhere. They make your troops look downright lazy. You walk into the main chambers and are greeted with a thoroughly majestic woman. A dark elf with incredibly long white hair, unblemished skin, and wearing little more than a comfy looking pink sweater. She has two large black wings on her back."Hello, Shax, my name is Zenme, Dark Dragon Disciple, and Ambassador to her Malevolence, the Breath of Night, Terror of the Depths, and Scourge of Light, Nevith the Grumpy." You suppress a snicker with all your willpower. The grumpy? The dark elven woman gives you a brilliant smile of pearly white teeth. She has light pink framed glasses that she pushes up that frame her violet eyes. "I don't need to be a mindreader to know what you're thinking. It is a title she deserves, I assure you.">Introduce yourself confidently!>Introduce yourself meekly!>Ask her where she gets her nail polish from, because it is ENCHANTING.>Tell her that Allonces gets the boys distracted enough already and to please maybe put more clothes on.
Chief, it was a question that came up after last thread or the one before.When we unlock the Sword Saint tree, would it's abilities use MSiF exp? Would it be separate and develop in a different way like Five More Minutes does?
>>31163285It's separate and develops in a different way.
>>31163274>Introduce yourself confidently!>>31163285he already said it would be the second
>>31163274>Introduce yourself confidently!
>>31163274>Ask her where she gets her nail polish from, because it is ENCHANTING.Truly amazing fullness. The polish is nice too.
>>31163274>Introduce yourself confidently!Try "Hello! I'm Shanx."
>>31163274>Introduce self confidently>Ask about nails.
>>31163249So we are gonna be riding tree minions right?
>>31163274The grumpy? I already like that girl.
>>31163274>>Tell her that Allonces gets the boys distracted enough already and to please maybe put more clothes on.
>>31163274>Tell her that Allonces gets the boys distracted enough already and to please maybe put more clothes on.Just because I love reading Shax getting mad at more "mature" women.
>>31163274>Tell her that Allonces gets the boys distracted enough already and to please maybe put more clothes on?>Ask her where she gets her nail polish from, because it is ENCHANTING.>Introduce yourself confidently!In that order.
Reply confidently and get someone to rattle off our "titles", we not gonna be outdone by an elflady!
>>31163274>>Tell her that Allonces gets the boys distracted enough already and to please maybe put more clothes on.after that ask>Ask her where she gets her nail polish from, because it is ENCHANTING.>>31163328>>Introduce yourself confidently!>Cant say her own name right.
>Introduce yourself confidently!Should we start making up a long list of titles? Particularly of our exploits?
>>31163274Hmmm. Sitri won't be much of an issue given the gender divide on our raid group (unless Allonces is susceptible), but this lady might steal all of Shax's thunder! Unacceptable!
>>31163402>Cant say her own name right.Exactly.
>>31163417We totally already have a couple titles though! Blade of the sea mother and Raid leader!
>>31163391>>31163402These please.i also like this one >>31163395. Could squeeze it in there.
>>31163395We have titles?
>>31163417And get the Earth dude to read them off.
>>31163274>Introduce yourself confidently!>Ask her where she gets her nail polish from, because it is ENCHANTING.
>>31163446And silver medal winner in the demilich's tournament and passer of the trial of that fire elemental with the stupid name.Some people even call us "that one goblin with the really big sword"!
>>31163525Also the most important title of all, Boss.
>>31163274So ah, we going to see the full picture instead of just the thighs? I feel the need to study it in depth for, ah, science. Yes, dark elf girl science.
>>31163550Which means the Dragon is Boss's Boss.
>>31163572Dragon is big boss
>>31163568More importantly is she wearing a bra.
>>31163590Damn, dragon is a sexy bishie.
>>31163568That is the full picture. The artist couldn't take his eyes away from her thighs for long enough to draw the rest of her.
>>31163621The imagination is always better anyway.
You stare at her thighs. Those are some big thighs. You look over at the boys. They are all also staring at her thighs and also other parts of her body. That low neck sweater shows her collarbones, for goodness sake. You walk up to her and whisper loudly, "Hey, could you maybe, I dunno, put on a little more clothing? I don't know how little you need to wear for those totally sweet wings to poke out, but Allonces is bad enough, and I don't want the boys to be all wide eyed all the time. Makes it hard to lead, you know?" You glance around conspiratorily before heading back to the boys. The ambassador's expression is unreadble, but definitely amused.You clear your throat. This is no time to wimp out. It's your day to shine. You gotta make a good impression! "Hey! I'm Shanx!" The boys all turn to look at you. Your face turns bright red. Not good. Let's just pretend nothing happened. Gotta land on your feet, Shax! Keep things moving! "Um, uh. Raid! Leader! Right! And I the mortal blade of the Sea Mother! Winner of fire lelemental's trial that toasted Allonces. A demilich's silver trophy! I have a big sword and people call me The Boss!" You mutter under your breath, "Which is a better title than the grumpy, anyway." You can't tell if she is laughing at you, so you decide to laugh with her. That way you know for sure you're laughing with her."A pleasure to meet you, I'm sure. We have things we need to discuss. Do you have and adjutants and assistants? They'll want to be here for the war council. The Manderlin Campaign is about to begin, and Nevith has plans for you." You don't like the sound of that. You were hoping your job was done, actually.>Who would you say is your council? Name up to three people to be on it!
You know sometimes I get the impression Shax has a thing for female dark elves. That was classic spaghetti.
>>31163662Uh. Milda, Whoop...I dunno, maybe Sitri or Bearbreath? Neither really have a big enough place in the army for it, but I can't think of anyone that aren't covered by the first two really. I'll go with Sitri.
>>31163662Whoop, Girl Dwarf, and someone else? One of the goblins? The story teller one, maybe?
>>31163662Whoop, Milda, and BearbreathYou know, the most experienced and sensible people here.
>>31163662Milda, Woop and, I don't know, Sitri seems to know a lot.
>>31163572>>31163590Dragon and Scary Elf Lady are partners.
>>31163662Milda and Whoop would probably cover it. Maybe Bearbreath since he might have some insights into surface situations that could be of use.
>>31163662Whoop, Milda, and Bearbreath.
>>31163662Milda, Woop and Sitri.
>>31163662Milda, Whoop, and Xab
>>31163751More like allies of convenience. We could support either one if they started bickering.
>>31163662just milda and woop are fine, everyone else a bit too new
>>31163662Whoop. Dwarf lady whose name I forgot.
If we cant decide on a third, why not put Allonces in so she can feel useful?
>>31163662Milda Whoop and Allonces (fo shits and giggles)
>>31163662Whoop, Milda, and Bearbreath. Definitely. I mean, why talk we can have them do it for us?
>>31163662Milda Whoop and Sitri. We're really short on sensible people.
>>31163662Whoop, Milda, and bearbreath
>>31163662>MildaMore so we are awareif her domestic schemes than anything else.>WhoopThe Fishman knows what's up.>BearbreathFor he knows the rules of nature.
>>31163662Whoop, Sitri, Bearbreath!Milda already has a lot of responsibility between her brothers, and basically babysitting Shax half the time, so let's try without her.
Alright, I think I can cobble together a consensus out of that.Writing!>>31163568There is a full picture but I haven't edited it completely yet.
>>31163806Shax knows the rules of nature better
>>31163775I think it is more of two generals of the same army rather than two armys working together.most factions like of the army are just part of the invasion, not really overly to one of them in particular.Not to say they don't each have their followers.
Damn, that took way longer than I expected it to. I still have the actual tree an a separate layer, so modifying it shouldn't be too much of a problem as long as you stick to the current layout.
>>31163875>That puny sword.That is no Shax.
>>31163794Bearbreath or Sitri.We don't wanna look like an diot
>>31163920I think it's too late anon.
>>31163906That looks pretty.
>>31163906That looks great! Awesome job Anon, glad I could help with that MSpaint crap.
>>31163906CyRCTHaM not CyECTHaM
>>31163987either one works "Really" opposed to "Even"
>>31163975Allonces is one of my favorite characters but she's pretty incompetent.And not in the good way, like Shax, where it all works out in the end.
>>31164038Yeah it makes her so adorable though!
>>31164038Agreed. We need to find Allonces an oversized weapon of her own.
>>31163906The bottom of MSiF gets a little hard for me to read, but I flat out love the other two trees. Over all good work.
>>31164068Oversized teapot? Oversized mixing spoon?
>>31164038Allonces is one of my least favorite characters.She's comedic relief at best.
>>31164126Point taken. I'll see whether I can fix that until next thread.
>>31163915It's not the size of the sword in your hand that mattersIt's the size of the sword in your heart
>>31164165This isn't oversized heart quest.
>>31164068Oversized bow.She'll try to draw it and fire herself into the horizon like Wile E Coyote
>>31164176That sound horrifying.
>>31164165Make this Allonces motto/catchphraseThen give her a tiny ass dagger
>>31164165True, that would determine how many seconds it'd take for the bloodless to kill you.
>>31164220>>31164184>oversized bow with a magical lance as its arrowI like that idea.
>>31164068I'm thinking the classic fan. Useful both for keeping yourself cool and for blowing your enemies away!
>>31164176Oversized Heart QuestYou play as a naiive loli that acts big and cutes people up. You have fun adventures roaming the Children's Hospital with you're motley crew of sick, fun-loving kids.The QM rolls hidden dice when you have too much fun.
In short Allonces nust realise her destiny and becime a magical girl mahou shojo
You put your hand on your chin and start thinking. Who in your army is smart and responsible? Not you, and also not most of them. Wow. Maybe you get why you're the boss now. Well, there is Milda, though she is a stick in the mud. Whoop is a given, though he is a creepy fish man. Who else? Allonces? You immediately discard that idea. Maybe she should show up to a 'let's flaunt our good looks council' with Zenma, but she has no place on a war council. Sitri? You hardly know her, and while she seems like a decent enough warrior, she probably cares more about her personal quest than making strategic decisions. That leaves Bearbreath? He probably doesn't want to fool with all this, but he seems level headed and reliable enough. Fine! The old gnoll can join on up!You make sure that they get in place, and the rest of the boys are shooed out of the main fort as you sit down at a giant wooden table that was definitely not here when last you were at your base. "So these are who you pick? Intersting. None of them represent a major contributor to campaign, you know?"You cross your arms, "They represent me and I'm part of the campaign, right? So they can stay."The glasses girl gives a throaty laugh, "Ufufu, of course. The main issue here is how to proceed in the invasion of the capital of Manderlay. From your efforts and reports, it seems a kingdom beset on all sides. Your raiding work has spread out their army, and they'll continue looking for your small band. Now, in the Matriarch's opinion, is the best time to strike with a genuinely large force. Before they consolidate their defenses."
You keep quiet. Beyto said that the best way to seem smart in a conversation like this is to just make a mean face and stay silent while smart people talked. You give your best glower. The glasses lady continues, "My master and I disagree. We have a larger view of things. And in it is where you come in. You've displayed a competence at commanding that frankly beggars belief. However, you're unrefined at best. My master sees much potential in you, which is why she comes with this offer: Leave the front lines and the raiding to your minions. See how they handle and develop without you for a bit." What! She wants you to stop being the boss? "My master wants to train you, enhance your abilities. She wants to send you on a quest to the Graveland Continent of Yselath. There you can find what she says is your destiny."Uh, that place doesn't sound friendly at all, "Whattabout the campaign? Isn't it more important for me to be here with my group and smash up the adventurers? I haven't even taken out that many of them, and they're sure to defend the capital.""And that is precisely why you need to train. Your troops, while admirable, don't have the potential you do. You can rise above the cattle and become a true force to be reckoned with. Don't you understand? It isn't just about the Plains of Manderlay. It is about what lies beyond. About who can hold the reins of an empire." Nope you don't understand that one bit.What do you do?>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.>Deny. You are a raider, and you're gonna raid. You'll need to try and find a political ally real quick, though...
>>31164304>>31164317please go back to the qtg
>>31164359>>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.
>>31164359sighWe should have picked the elementals.agree
>>31164359>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.
>>31164359Agreeing is really the only option that makes sense, considering we specifically asked for this event to occur.
>>31164359>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.Sounds like a neat quest.And getting away from the raid group might lead to some character development for Shax.
>>31164359>Agree. Milda, don't screw this up!
>>31164359>Deny. You are a raider, and you're gonna raid. You'll need to try and find a political ally real quick, though...We gotta stick to our boys! Raise our own army to rival that of the Underworld.
>>31164359>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.Fuck, we can't even bring many of the cool minions since we need people to keep control of the raid while we're gone.
>>31164359>Deny. You are a raider, and you're gonna raid. You'll need to try and find a political ally real quick, though...
>>31164359>Ask how long this will take. You can't leave the raid alone for too long after all.
>>31164455And we'll have to take Allonces since she will surely get killed if we don't take care of her.
>>31164437I hope so, i'm getting tired of this too stupid mentality.We gotta try to be less dumb and gobliny.
>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon
>>31164455>>31164507I think we're going completely solo.
>>31164507No matter what happens that little shit is staying here to either get competent or die.She is not coming with us.
>>31164359>DenyWe are not leaving our minions.
>>31164507Allonces have class with the glass guy.
>>31164359>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.Allonces comes or at the very least gives us a training plan so she'll finally git gud.
>>31164359>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.But only if we still get to be The Boss when we get back!
>>31164548Sadly you don't have a veto power, anon.That said, I think >>31164534 might be right. And Whoop (guarding) and Sitri (inspiration from the amazing quest) probably want to come before Allonces anyway.
>>31164534Even if we aren't allowed to take anyone with us, we can still insist and roll diplomacy dice for hilarious results!
>>31164359>About who can hold the reins of an empire."Why the hell would we want that? We got lizards. We even got tree minions to ride on now.
>>31164564She can do that while staying here
>>31164359>Agree to her offer. You don't know if you want to make an enemy of a dragon.TRAINING MONTAGEWhoop, Milda and Bearbreath can take temporary command. I trust them to make sure people stay alive as much as possible.
>>31164518I agree, but at the same time I feel that Shax's obliviousness is the only thing holding the current direction of the quest together.She's a nice girl and if she was less dumb and gobliny she'd start questioning why she's on the bad guy's side. As it is she's mostly here because being evil raiders is just what a goblin is to her.
>>31164518On the contrary, I find it endearingGoblin logic is hilarious
>>31164583Whoop, Sitri, Bearbreath, Squidface, the trolls, the gnoll hunter, the goblins, the elemental dude, rootkin, and the mounts are all before allonces.
>>31164518No we dont
>>31164631Nah.Milda definitely has to stay at least. Sadly.
>>31164601Or because it's fun and Shax enjoys it. >>31164622We can be endearingly goblin while still not being stupid. It's a balance and right now we're a little too far on the lolrandumb side.
>>31164664Notice how Milda was not on the list.
>>31164664He didn't say take them all anon. He said any of them would take precedense over Allonces.
>>31164679>a little too far on the lolrandumb side.Did you not read the title of this thread, or any of the 21 preceding it?
>>31164643Then this quest shall go the way of HQR and descend even further and further into anons being stupid for the sake of being stupid.
>>31164698Yeah, that was just a general comment, not towards your list.My priorities are probably along the lines of Sitri > Whoop > Allonces > Bearbreath, Milda definitely stays. Whoop would be equal with Sitri except there's actually a reason to leave him since he'd have some commanding presence and could lead the fish-men, while Sitri doesn't really DO anything leadership-related at the moment and wouldn't be missed.
>>31164715Yeah, I know. Allonces takes precedence over all but three or four people though.
>>31164750I think alone comes before all of that.We can have a "If i really wanna be the Boss i gotta stronger and better in every way"Other people would just distract from that.
>>31164748Great just what i want. Now stop proving me opinionthat i don't care about.I like something you dont. If it comes to it vote for options you think best otherwise stop trying to bend things to what you think is how they should be.
>>31164773Solo takes precedence of everything.
>>31164782Going alone sounds boring as fuck though.
>>31164748This quest has been very logical and discussions civil, and that's half the fun for the OP because he gets to translate that into Shax's distorted thinking.
>>31164773Not really. Literally everyone on that list takes precedence over her and thats like a dozen people.
>>31164804I am allowed to argue for my opinion all i want. That is the nature of quests.
This is a bit dangerous, you look at your council and Milda speaks first, "You should... go. You've made too much of an impression to escape political notice. An ally like a dragon might just be what you need at the higher ranks of this campaign."Whoop stares at you, "What muddied waters you travel in, the Sea Mother does not know. The course is yours alone to decide, Honored One."Bearbreath yawns, "See, this is why I don't like hanging out with people. One minute it is all head pats, next minute you're drug into a powerstruggle between an ancient Drow Matriarch and a powerful Black Dragon and her sorcerous minions. Best accept her offer, girl, you don't want to be on a tyrant's bad side."Doesn't look like you have much of a choice. You hate being put in a position like this!"Fine, but how long is it going to take? I can't leave the raid alone for too long or the whole thing will fall apart without me." You cross your arms.The dark elf woman flashes her brilliant smile again, "Excellent. It should only take a month or two at the most. It is just a simple quest. I got here a few days after you left on the last expedition and you spent almost that long just, as far as I can tell, wandering about on the plains. Finding tree people and fishmen, apparently. Which ties into the thing-" She talks about destiny potential and stuff like that for, according to your watch, six minutes that feel like eternity. She claps her hands and says, "Now, what shall you pack! I'll be sure to manage the camp while you're away so don't you worry about one thing."You sorta want someone to keep an eye on this conniving vixen. She thinks that just because she has a nice body she can order everyone around. This is why you don't like women like this! But you can bring along five other people.Who do you want?
>>31164830In the past few threads the anons have progressively gotten less logical and more "shoe sizes!"
>>31164836Not really. Only a couple people on that list takes precedence over her, out of like a dozen people.
>>31164861Then vote for options that are not shoe sizes and stop crying because "anons dont pick what i like"
>>31164854>But you can bring along five other people.No one.
>>31164861That's because it doesn't fucking matter how we organize a bunch of rookie fishmen.
>>31164861I've tried to reduce the lolsorandum to irrelevance. I thought shoe sizes was silly. But some anons wanted it, so I put it in, but in such a way that it didn't matter at all. They probably got a laugh, and it didn't dramatically change the story. Everyone wins!
>>31164885I did, and i am taking precautionary measures to make sure we son't continue down that road.
>>31164854Whoop, Sitri, Allonces, Alfonse (muscle, gets along with Allonces), Fetidclaw (fills some lacking niches, plus I bet anons forgot about him).
>>31164854Brokagh, Sitri, Allonces, Bearbreath, and Gneb.Milda and Whoop should stay behind to lead while we're gone.
>>31164854Whoop and Milda stay, definitely.
>>31164854Ah, hmm.Milda, Bearbreath and Whoop are staying because they need to stick around and command the group.Maybe we should stick to our roots and just take goblins?
>>31164854Someone sneaky, someone smashy, someone smartish but not one of our councilors, someone fast, and someone useless.
>>31164854We should leave everyone important to lead in our absence. So just take a few random schmucks
>>31164854Sitri, Brokagh, Fetidclaw, Allonces, and Bearbreath.
>>31164925We should take at least one fish guy. Healing spells are really useful.
>>31164854Whoever gets chosen, Milda stays. Too much leadership, both in general and for her brothers, to remove from the raid.Beyond that, try to make a balanced party and not just pick the 5 most popular characters please.
>>31164912>>31164896It was just an example>>31164854Awww, i was hoping for a solo mission. Can we choose no one? i cote solo
>>31164854Sitri, Brokagh, Fetidclaw, Allonces, and a healer that isn't Whoop
>>31164925This is good.
Bring bearbreath, sitri, the stroyteller goblin (whatshisname), a fishman(not whoop) and a tanky fella (troll/golem/orc/rootkin)
>>31164976>>31164889Seconding solo.Don't want the mooks edging in on our EXP
>>31164965Bearbreath has healing.
>>31164861nofunallowed.pngWhenever a decision matters, we DO try to make choices that both make sense and seem interesting, but being 100% serious all the time is just missing the entire point of telling a story. Who cares if we 'win' in the end, when everything in between beginning and conclusion is mere bland efficiency?
>>31164854Whoop, tree minions(2), 1 troll.
>>31164854Whoop for healing and guidance. He can help us gaining Tidal Points too.Sitri because she's well traveled and a big help in combat.Bearbreath because he's versitile and valuable.Brokagh because a sneak/brawler will be handy for rounding out the team and supporting us.Fetidclaw so we don't get lost and for ranged support.
>>31164925Yeah, this works.Now we're a real adventuring party! Wait, that's bad
>>31165032You exaggerating my side of the argument
>>31164960>>31165001Either of these work.
>>31165045Think about this for a second. We need Whoop to take care of the fishguys we jsust recruited while we're gone.
>"NO! I must kill the adventurers" Shax shouted>The radio said “No, Shax. You are the adventurers”>And then Shax was a hero.
Alright, writing. Gotta parse this data and assemble a party from that.>>31164976I figured as much. Was just letting you know that I'm playing things mostly for laughs, but if things get too wacky I do have a limit.Also, I'm fine with solo, but I don't know if it is the popular choice.Regardless, writing!
>>31165025From what I remember he's not very good at it.
>>31164861>>31164913>>31164976>>31165055Holy fuck you are obnoxious. Just vote for whatever you like, you don't need to completely try and push you shit. Do you see anyone telling we should do lolrandumb stuff when it is not relevant to any vote? No. Stop pushing what you think is right when it is not relevant. Use your voting right to vote for actions you think is right when it is voting time.
If we bring noone....we dont get bein da boss exp
>>31165200But Bein da Boss is the best tree.
>>31165137was he the one who can bring other back to life but in different form?We should take him with us, if we die, he can resurrect us. Sure, we'd be something else but our starting position is a goblin so we can only go upwards from there
It's a shame we weren't able to reach Dark QUEEN yet. Seems like that'd go a long way toward making sure our group stays in tight shape and not swayed by stupid sexy dragon elf ladies while we're gone.
>>31165277On the reincarnation ladder, I think goblin is the lowest.
Alright! The adventurer party is Sitri, Allonces, Brokagh, Fetidclaw, and Bearbreath! You're getting a lot of milage outta that druid. I feel bad for him sometimes. He just wanted a quiet life, you know?You and the chosen party suit up and get ready to go on a quest to the Graveland of Yselath!END OF OVERSIZED WEAPON QUEST ACT ONEThis is not the end of the thread, but you do get exp! Let's grab some skills before we go on an adventure, alright?! After this we'll start off on the continent of the dead!You get:>34/32 BtB exp>34/32 MSiF exp>19/32 CyRCTHaM exp>5/8 FMMM exp, 1/1 Tidal Points.What would you like to spend your BtB point on?>Dark Goddess of Victory>Like a Stray Cat>As Expected of Me>Everybody Calm Down Right Now
>>31165356>>31165356>Like a stray cat.
>>31165356>>Dark Goddess of Victory
>>31165356could we get the skill tree again or skill descriptions?
>>31165356>Dark Goddess of VictoryWe could probably use the bonuses.
>>31165356Count my vote for whatever has the most votes other than Everybody Calm Down Right Now. I just want to get Dark Queen, and any of the first three gets us closer to that.
>>31165356For this next quest Like a Stray cat seems to have by far the greatest potential
>>31165356>Like a Stray Cat
>>31165147Not him, but he's just trying to make a point. Quests, or really any collective thing, changes in tone over time. Typically it goes to the side of less serious, which don't get me wrong, can be fine.If it goes unchecked, however, you lose what made the story or topic appealing in the first place and the community becomes insular and cancerous like those generals on /vg/. People come for the people, essentially.It's a good thing that somebody speaks up to put it in perspective. It doesn't matter whether he's right or wrong. There's no good way to go about it, though. No matter what, the guy that speaks up will look like a jerk to others.Go easy on him, he's just expressing concern. That's what I think, at least.
>>31165413They're in the pastebin:descriptions -- http://pastebin.com/aBfqv1vPtree -- http://i.imgur.com/Fgo2APz.png
>>31165356>Dark Goddess of VictoryMay not be useful in this quest, but when we come back.
>>31165413Link's in the OP, yo.
>>31165356Like a Stray Cat or As Expected of Me.
>>31165356>Dark Goddess of Victory
>>31165356AVAILABLE SKILLS:Bite of the Snapping Turtle - From the Wary Tortoise stance, you can change your defensive spin into a deadly poke! For some reason it hits really hard, but you're not sure why. Tokka Form! - While in the Wary Tortoise Stance, you can lash out with one arm. You won't be able to make a precise strike, but you might be able to land some blows in a crowded environment! Improved Improvised Dual Wield - Sometimes when you're hackin' and whackin' you find yourself outgunned. In those situations, it is handy to pick something up and get twice the smackin' for your trouble! You're really good at incorporating every day blunt objects in your attack patterns now. Rahzar's Wild Ride - Never stop moving! With Rahzar's Wild Ride, you will be able to move in a controlled manner while attacking everything around you! No more shaking about uncontrollably. On top of this, you have heightened defensive reflexes! The downside is you get really exhausted doing this, and you can't do it for very long. Struggle of the Sea Turtle - Sea Turtle babies fight for their lives the moment they are born! The trials of these adorable reptiles are something you can sympathize with. You get a large increase in general toughness!
>>31165356>BtBDark Goddess.>MSiFSnapping turtle.
>>31165434This quest was never especially serious even from the start, though.
>>31165457Out of these we need snapping turtle. So that we can unlock Sword Saint.
>>31165356Like a Stray Cat.I've wanted it for a while and we need it for Dark Queen.
>>31165434If anything this quest has become more serious though.
>>31165457>Bite of the Snapping TurtleMost definitely. Need to unlock Sword Saint.
Keepin' votes short in the interest of time. Counting it up.
>>31165356Like A Stray Cat
>>31165473It's gotten less-so and that's the point he was trying to make. I'm not personally sure what to think on the matter, I just wanted him to be fairly represented.It fucking sucks being shouted down for having an unpopular opinion and not because you're ideas lack merit.
>>31165570if you think this quest has become less serious and more randumb you clearly have not been following this quest.
>>31165457Snapping TurtleGotta be a Sword Saint
>>31165553I hate the count this, but we needed a tie breaker. Didn't know there was a tie before I counted it up. Sorry! Like a Stray Cat wins.Bite the Hand that Feeds You - Just because you're a good girl doesn't mean you like to get told what to do all the time! You have a little more flexible in avoiding your superior's orders, and gain a diplomacy bonus (and attack bonus, if it comes to that) against people from your own faction!If you Feed Them - You like being fed. It is one of many traits you share with wild animals, and you know how to use food as a diplomatic tool! Everyone has an increase in moral, and you can tame wild animals easier!Alright, now vote on the My Sword is Fight point! Go gogogog.
>>31165650Snapping Turtle! We need to become a Sword Saint.
>>31165650>Struggle of the Sea Turtle
>>31165650Snapping Turtle.Bite the Hand that Feeds you sounds like a good thing to get for the future.
>>31165650Snapping Turtle most definitely.
>>31165650Snapping turtle. We already voted this i thought?
>>31165650Snapping turtle, Sword Saint is way to go.
>>31165650bite of the snapping turtle
>>31165650Well, this isn't even a contest.
>>31165650Bite of the Snapping Turtle.
>>31165650Bite of the snapping turtle.One step closer to Sword Saint!
Seems clear what will win.Also changed a tiny bit around, don't think I touched anything that would affect the other Anon's formatting.
>>31165711Looks that way. Just gonna call it, then.
>>31165734And this too.
I am kinda bummed we got Stray Cat instead of getting the Dark Goddess.
>>31165881Look at it this way, it'll probably help us with the dragon.
>>31165902>matronly dragonOh yes please.
You've learned Bite of the Snapping Turtle. You're an offensive powerhouse, now! Time to smash things to bits on the go!You've unlocked:Enchantment of the Spotted Turtle - You've always thought spotted turtles were pretty. And now you have a grace to match their beauty! While spinning or using any other turtle maneuver and attack, you can no longer be knocked off balance and gain greater control over the direction!Grouchiness of the Terrapin - Sometimes you get super cranky, and that is okay. Some turtles live for hundreds of years, and they probably get cranky, too! With this, while you are in Wary Tortoise stance or any turtle move, you automatically execute a deadly counter attack when someone tries to hurt you!Softshell Soft Belly - You know for a fact that softshell turtles have soft, cute bellies. And while your own stomach is soft and also cuter than any of those flabby "beautiful women" those boys go on about, the lesson here is this: Everyone has their own metaphysical "soft belly"! And you know just where to find it! Turtle Attacks and attacks while in a turtle stance will aim and strike weakpoints without fail!Alright! OVERSIZED WEAPON QUEST ACT TWO BEGINS!You are Shax Bonemurder, and you don't know what the heck you're doing here! You are back in the main encampment of the Imperial Invasion Effort, and are waiting in a giant chamber before the Nevith's strategy room. There are some guards here, a receptionist, and your adventuring companions.>Chat up your companions.>Chat up the guards.>chat up the receptionist.
>>31165881I'm not too worried.Besides, that bite the hand skill could be really useful soon.
>>31165979>Chat up your companions.Who's excited to go on an adventure?
>>31165881Dark Goddess and As Expected of Me both seem more relevant for this quest we're going on. Oh well, I guess.
>>31165979>Chat up the guards.
>>31165979>chat up the receptionist.
>>31165979Phew, I was worried you'd end the thread already.>Chat up your companions.
>>31165979>Chat up your companions.ADVENTURE!
>>31165979>Chat up your companions.
>>31165979>chat up the receptionist.Receptionists hear a lot of things, good person to ask more about Nevith the Grumpy.
>>31165979>>chat up the guards.
>>31165979Talk to the guards, and take your companions along with you
>>31165979>Chat up EVERYONE!
>>31165979>chat up the receptionist.Probably has the most information.
>>31165979 >chat up the receptionist.
>>31165979>Grouchiness of the Terrapin - Sometimes you get super cranky, and that is okay. Some turtles live for hundreds of years, and they probably get cranky, too! With this, while you are in Wary Tortoise stance or any turtle move, you automatically execute a deadly counter attack when someone tries to hurt you!Holy shit that's awesome. It is another indication that shows how awesome people calling you sword saint makes you.
>>31165979>>chat up the receptionist.
Anybody else think we're gonna get some new powers from this graveyard place?
>>31166149Let's hope so!
>>31166082With that and the softshell we'll get a free hit to their weak point every time they attack. Which is kinda crazy.
>>31166149Necromancy would be fun!
>>31166184Throw in spotted turtle for the greater control and balance and we're a fucking powerhouse.Turtle Style is Best Style.
>>31165979Sword Saint soonI'm excite
>>31166082After Sword Saint we rush SMASH N CRASH?I really like having a bunch of different skill trees developing independently and simultaneously.
>>31166082>Sometimes you get super cranky, and that is okay.>you automatically execute a deadly counter attack when someone tries to hurt you!Does trying to hurt our feelings count?"Hey Shax you're so stupi-argh!"
>>31166356Emotional wound hurt more and heals harder so i they should count even more!
>>31165434>>31165570I was gone for a bit.Thank you.
>>31166356I hope it doesn't have out of battle effects,I'd hate to negatively affect the character for an ability.
>>31166465You don't want to be a sassy back-talking goblin?
>>31166465Well it only works while we're in Wary Tortoise Stance. I don't know why we would be in a normal conversation.
>>31166495It's the >Sometimes you get super cranky, and that is okay.part, either fluff or character mindset change type thing. Probably fluff.
You've been kicking your feet while relaxing into this super cushioned chair for what felt like an hour (it was ten minutes) when you were bored enough to launch yourself out of the chair. Bearbreath is snoring in his, Fetidclaw is reading a book, and Sitri is idly trying out tunes on her pipe and writing down notes. Must be composting or whatever it is she does. When you get up, Allonces nervously gets up and follows you."Shax!" She whispers, "I volunteered to go on an adventure with you, but I didn't know we'd be going into the heart of the Dark Elf Empire! You cannot leave me alone here!" The guards are giving her a flat stare as she hisses at you. She makes a face at them. "Seriously, I feel like they're going to kill me at any second!""Don't be a baby, you baby. They ain't gonna kill members of my raid while they're busy trying to make me like them. Unless killing a member of my raid would make me like them..." You give Allonces a wicked grin.She gives a playful slap on your shoulder and sniffs, "Hmph, don't even joke about that. Poor Alfonse would be lost without me, and I can't even think about how brutish the boys back in camp would be without my calming presence." Yeah, you don't think she is calming them down any. Still, you keep heading towards the receptionist.It's a youngish looking male dark elf in some sheerish gauzy clothing. He has a page boy haircut and flat rectangular glasses. Aren't elves supposed to have good eyesight? Why do so many of them wear glasses?"Oooh, he's cute," Allonces hisses at you, apparently forgetting her fear of her dark kin near instantly.You get one hand on your hips in your customary greeting stance. "Hey, I'm Shax Bo-" Allonces gets in front of you and leans on the counter, cradling her head in her hands as she looks down at the elf."And I'm Allonces, her loyal companion. Say, how long you been working here?" She gives an easy grin and flutters her long eyelashes in a practiced way. Y-you're not taking notes!
The elf gives her a bored look and responds near monotone. "I've been in service to her terrible majesty for approximately fifteen years. As her loyal servant I've weathered her many moods and whims."Allonces makes an 'o' with her mouth and lets out an appreciative sound, "Musta been hard on you, right? Don't you prefer an easier going lady?" You don't think Allonces qualifies as low maintenance. "What's she like anyway?""Her majesty is capricious at best, so I'd watch your attitude with her if I were you. She has earned her titles. All of them. Especially that last one. The one I wouldn't mention if I were you." The boyish elf's voice gets more stern with each sentence."You mean The Gru-"He stands up and clamps a hand over Allonces' mouth. "Dooooo not! Do not! She likes it when people use that title to scare strangers, but saying it near her is a bad idea. She has the ears of a hawk!"Allonces seems to take him seriously, but you have a hard time letting that last phrase slide. Hawks... aren't known for their hearing, right? You'd mention something, but get distracted by Allonces' now flourescent red face. What's got her blushing so hard?"Anyways, now that you've shut stupid Allonces up, what I was gonna ask is how much longer is this going to take? We've been here forever! I thought we arrived on time."The doors to the chamber swing open and you hear a booming voice call out. "Why, come right on in Shax, I've been waiting a while to meet you.">Stride in confidently, and introduce yourself, leaving your companions behind! She wants to see you, not all your friends. Allonces will tag along anyway, probably.>Get your companions attention and have them flank you! Gotta look like a real leader. Make them give her your titles.>You automatically succeed in not asking her why all her employees are young boyish looking dark elves!
>>31166572>Get your companions attention and have them flank you! Gotta look like a real leader. Make them give her your titles.Fuck it, if we brought em along, might as well use em.
>>31166572>>Stride in confidently, and introduce yourself, leaving your companions behind! She wants to see you, not all your friends. Allonces will tag along anyway, probably.>LEAVE ESPECIALLY ALLONCES OUT!
>>31166572>You automatically succeed in not asking her why all her employees are young boyish looking dark elves!Seems like a fairly obvious answer, really.>Get your companions attention and have them flank you! Gotta look like a real leader. Make them give her your titles.We're the Boss!
>>31166572>Stride in confidently, and introduce yourself, leaving your companions behind! She wants to see you, not all your friends. Allonces will tag along anyway, probably.Judging by her employees, she doesn't see much use for companions other than as eyecandy.
>>31166609Sure. Do this.
>>31166572>Stride in confidently, and introduce yourself, leaving your companions behind! She wants to see you, not all your friends. Allonces will tag along anyway, probably.Shut the door in Allonces' face.
>>31166572>>Get your companions attention and have them flank you! Gotta look like a real leader. Make them give her your titles.
>>31166572>Stride in confidently, and introduce yourself, leaving your companions behind! She wants to see you, not all your friends. Allonces will tag along anyway, probably.
>>31166572>>Get your companions attention and have them flank you! Gotta look like a real leader. Make them give her your titles.if we don't do this then make sure allonces does not come.
>>31166572>Get your companions attention and have them flank you! Gotta look like a real leader. Make them give her your titles.We have titles?Maybe titles measure powerlevelsThis dragon must be like the strongest
>>31166572>Stride in confidently, and introduce yourself, leaving your companions behind! She wants to see you, not all your friends. Allonces will tag along anyway, probably.>You automatically succeed in not asking her why all her employees are young boyish looking dark elves!Heh, heh.
Have another cute elf while we wait!
>>31166572Hero, you must gather your party before venturing forth!
You kick Bearbreath in his shins, and he snaps awake. You jerk your head at the door. Licks her pen and keeps writing on a piece of paper as she stands up, focused on her composition book until you clear your throat, after which she sheepishly puts it up. Fetidclaw puts down his book, which you're pretty sure is one of the witch boy's perverted ones, and stretches before coming along. You give Allonces a withering glare and she puts her hands up in surrender before going back to touching her lips. Brokagh wasn't here in the first place, as he said he was going drinking with some of his friends while you were in camp. What a bum.With your possee in tow, you walk into a huge room with immaculate metal furniture that all looks very impressive and very uncomfortable. You hope you don't have to sit in any of it."Ah, Shax, take a seat," A large woman waves at the furniture in front of you. She has a serpant draped across her shoulders, prominent horns, and tiny little wings on her back that you assume are decorative more than anything else. She radiates power, and has shimmering golden hair and pale skin all wrapped up in a deep red and purple dress.You were told it was best to introduce yourself before sitting down, so you sharply jab Sitri with your elbow. Sitri jumps a bit and shoots you a sharp look, and in her sing song voice she calls out, "Eh? Oh! I present to you Shax Bonemurder, Raid Leader! Terror of the Manderlay Plains, Elemental Champion, and Survivor of the Demilich's tournament! Her blade is mighty, and the loyalty of her servants is eternal!" Woah, that sounds way better.
The dragon lady lets out a low laugh, "Very nice, you may be seated then, Terror of the Manderlay Plains," She holds a fan in front of her mouth, and probably laughs some more. "We have business to discuss. I'm sure dear Zenma has told you that I have great plans for you?""Yep!" That's all there is to say on that subject, probably."...Good?" She is clearly trying her best to not get caught up in your pace. You're not sure she is succeeding. "The continent of Yselathe is quite a deadly morass of vying undead kingdoms and wicked lizardmen. Thankfully they are content to stew in their own declining lands and leave the rest of the world well enough alone. However, several of my dracomaguses are reporting a troubling ritual underway at the heart of the Eternal Empire. One that cannot take place without a certain dagger I myself currently posses. I ascertained its existence in my collection just a few hours ago, and yet the ritual persists. I want you to go to this continent, stop the ritual, and retrieve whatever they were using to carry it out. Do this and you shall be rewarded with three artifacts from my personal collection of your choosing."Wow! You don't know what her collection is, though.>What questions do you have for her? Why she employs young boyish dark elves and a voluptuous dragon disciple babe aren't ones you can ask.
>>31167083>"Eh? Oh! I present to you Shax Bonemurder, Raid Leader! Terror of the Manderlay Plains, Elemental Champion, and Survivor of the Demilich's tournament! Her blade is mighty, and the loyalty of her servants is eternal!"Nice. Personal heraldry when?>>31167110Can't really think of anything. Seems pretty straight forward, on paper at least.
>>31167110>>What questions do you have for her? Why she employs young boyish dark elves and a voluptuous dragon disciple babe aren't ones you can ask.A: Why is this important?B: Whats in your collectionC: Do you have friends with the other lizardmen.
>>31167110What's a dracomagus, and can I have one?
>>31167110Whats the ritual supposed to do? So am I going to be fighting dead guys? What kind of forces do they have? Can I pet your snake?
>>31167214>>31167251i love this quest
>>31167110Aske her what the artifacts are
>>31167214>>31167325>>31167251>>31167159These are all good questions.Time to play twenty questions with a Black Dragon!
>>31165356Aww, we didn't take a tree guy?I don't see why Brokagh was so popular.>>31167110Did you say lizardguy? I met a lizardguy! He was boring.What's a continent?Can I get more titles, please? They sound nice.>>31167394waaait
>>31167110>What are your artifacts?>What's with the thighs on that winged lady?
>>31167419Because Brokagh is a punchy orc.
>>31167419Nobody wanted tree minions in the group for some reason. Probably because they were new. I think they'd be perfect for this.
>>31167419Ehh, these questions seem a little too much.We still wanna seem competent.
>>31167419>Did you say lizardguy? I met a lizardguy! He was boring.Ugh, I forgot about him. He really was boring. A whole continent full of stuck-up guys like him and stupid skeletons? Must be terrible.
>>31167419too over the top on the dumb.
>>31167482>>31167419He was a snake guy.
This is a lotta stuff at once, but perhaps because you're well fed and bored you paid attention. "Um, first! What is a dracomagus?""Sorcerers granted a small amount of my power. This binds them to me and ensures their loyalty in exchange for greater powers. Zenma is the head of these magi." You look at Nevith's thighs. There is a conspiracy here."Why's their thingy so important?""The ritual is not important. It is just some god appeasing foolishness, but it is elaborate and requires a great deal of power. Only very specific magical focuses can be used for it, and if they obtained something on par with that dagger, then enemies of the Underworld Alliance could use it to great effect. That is my main concern. Oh, and obtaining it for myself, of course.""So am I fighting dead guys and lizardmen? We got any friends over there?""The kingdom conducting the ritual in particular is a nation of still living people ruled by the undead ancestors and kings they worship. There are no allies on that continent, no, but there are plenty of neutral nations. In particular, Lanketh and Pythilitus are two nations actively opposing Utalaga, the nation conducting this ritual. You may be able to work with them.""What kinda artifacts do I have to choose from.""The majority of items in my possession are enchanted weapons, but you might be more interested in my extensive collection of ensorcelled jewelry." She's right about that.The dragon queen clears her throat. "Now, you have a few approaches to this continent. A ship will be leaving from an underground cave and can take you to one of three ports: A small port in Lanketh, a country ruled by demons and filled with undead slaves, Pythilitus, the land of the saurian kings and their eternal summer, or touch down in the wastes of Agryppita, filled with bandits and marauders.">Any further questions about these areas before you make a choice?
>>31167655Ask her what's with the thighs on that winged lady. They gotta be magic.
>>31167655>Pythilitus, the land of the saurian kings and their eternal summerSaurian? Is that the same as dino? I want dinos!
>>31167719saurians are anphibians, not even close.
>>31167655>Agryppita, filled with bandits and marauders."It sounds like home. That's a great place to start.
>>31167655>saurian kings and their eternal summerSummer sounds nice.
>>31167655no further questions, let jump right in!>Agryppita, filled with bandits and marauderswe're bandits and marauders! we'll get along with everyone else so well
>>31167655Lankeht for demons and undead
>>31167655Do I detect a hint of dominions in these names?
>>31167655>that pictureDragon-girl Ojou-sama? Do want.
I'd certainly like an enchanted dagger to replace the butter knife we got at the beginning.
>>31167655>A small port in Lanketh, a country ruled by demons and filled with undead slaves,Who wants necromancy? We want necromancy!
>>31167829I'm an avid dominions player, so the continent is basically as dominions as a place can get. Which means its a horrible place to live.Anyway, writing!
>>31167755dictionary says large lizard, esp. a dinosaur
>>31167655>Agryppita, filled with bandits and marauders."Sounds like a perfect place to recruit.
>>31167655>A small port in Lanketh, a country ruled by demons and filled with undead slavesAlso, ask if we'll be getting a guide of some sort
>>31167655Oh that is just the cutest dagonic patron ever!
>>31167844Maybe we can get some actual strength boosting gear!
>>31167861fantasy saurians are swamp dwellers.
>>31167859That explains everything.
>>31167655None of them really stand out but i gotta say the Demons ans Undead just because they sound cooler than lizards or bandits.
>>31167895oh. Ah well, I think we're going for bandits?
I wonder can they give us some better armor or...bigger pauldrons. We need to show how boss we are with huge shoulderguards.
>>31167925No, demons won.
>>31167935Full plate or go home. Minus the helmet for obvious reasons.
Depending on how much longer this runs, we may end up needing a new thread to finish things off. We're at page 9 now.
>we didn't pick mystery box that is bandits.I am surprise. I guess this mystery box too subtle so people didn't even realized it was one.
>>31167974I would say a goblin sized set of plate armor with some sort of anti weight enchantment would be perfect for us.
>>31168033How is that a mystery box?
>>31168046>Not fighting in strength and protection enchanted silks instead
>>31168046Unless Sword Saint is based on the PF archetype. Which would be terrible.
>>31168093Plate armor looks much more boss like
>>31168093>not getting a pair of copper arms so we can fight with two giant weapons
>>31168131Never heard of it but it sounds stupid already
>>31168156we have monkey gripwe can already do that
"Um, a ship for Lanketh, then!" Lizards are cool and also cute, but if you want to take on a country, allying with one filled with demons and undead is probably your best bet. "Do we get a guide or anything for when I'm there, or am I on my own?"Navith shields her face with a fan once more, and narrows her eyes, "Think of it as a test. Through hardship I hope to see you grow as a leader and a warrior, Shax. I expect great things from you. The ship will leave in two days. You have this time to prepare. Now, you're dismissed." You take this as a cue to thankfully get out of these awful chairs and head out.Allonces turns and looks at you, "She didn't seem nearly as bad as I thought she'd be." Everyone backs away from her.The receptionist clears his throat, "Her majesty was in a good mood today. She, uh, likes cute young people." He nods at you and Sitri. You pretend to not notice. Sitri scowls a bit. Allonces scowls more.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~That's the end of the thread. wow, page 9 autosage?! It must be my fault for making you guys make so many metagamey decisions! I'm sorry! Thank you so much for playing. I hope you had fun today, as it was a really fun thread for me! You guys are all great and I love the discussion that goes on even if it can get a little heated. You're still super cool guys!I have a special thread planned Tuesday evening, so let's hope I can do it! No guarantees, though. I'll announce on twitter if it is happening!>>31167914My setting was just a Forgotten Realms clone, but I'm starting to throw things I like into it, like dominions, fantasycraft, among others.Thank you all so much again for playing! Thank you for reading, and thank you for your patience as I learn more about QMing every thread! You guys are so wonderful and I hope I see you next time.
>>31168200thx 4 runin budiwuz fun
>>31168184>not getting a set of copper arms so we can quadruple wield giant weapons
>>31168200Thanks for running Chief, you're threads are a blast!
>>31168200We gotta go say hi to the person who trained us.
>>31168200What is the twitter again?
>>31168251We go full machamp.
>>31168200>page 9 autosageI would say it is more indicative of you running a good quest that is starting to get the attention it deserves. Here's to hoping people don't shit it up!Good run Chief, just gonna say this is one of my favorite quests on the board.
>>31168412>Here's to hoping people don't shit it up!They always do. That's what people do.Here is to hoping this can struggle through it.
>>31168200It was fun, as always. Thanks for the thread.
>>31168200Thanks for the thread today.OWQ is the most fun quest I've ever played in.