Your name is Aldan, a young man in the trading village of Northneck. For most of your life you have been filled with a wanderlust that is too great for your tucked away home here. The only real stories are the caravans that come through your little mountain village. They tell of places full of light, deserts or orange sand, lush islands and even rumors that Magic is returning to the land. You want to explore every corner of the Empire…but you’re just a kid. Your story hasn’t even started yet. Before we begin, we need to know more about you. What is your history? >Son of the town blacksmith, you’re strong and have a weapon with you>Son of the town Lord, You’ve got a bit of extra money and you can talk your way out of anything>Son of the town apothecary, you have some equipment for healing and know a lot about herbs and plants.>Son of the town Priest. Raised to worship the Four Gods, you can perform minor blessings and are pretty knowledgeable about the legends of the land. ---Majority Votes Gets the Choice.
>>35386415Oh hi there, first time questing?
>>35386480This kind of quest, yeah.
>>35386510Get a tripcode.
>>35386415>DAUGHTER of the town Priest
>>35386415Daughter of the town Lord.
>>35386525Changing my vote to >>35386543
You are the /daughter/ of the town Lord. You are a charismatic young person, with a natural back to get yourself out of trouble and to convince your peers to see things your way. Gained-50 Gold (1 Gold=5 Silver, 1 Silver=10 Copper)Charisma - BasicAristocratic Knowledge - Basiccont.
You thought you knew everything about the surrounding area. You'd explored enough as a child, to the chagrin of your parents trying to raise you to be a proper young lady and rule the small townships in these mountains with a fortuitous marriage. But you come across a cave you’d swear was not there before. You walk inside, the walls and floor unnaturally smooth, and there is an unusually large cavern inside. A man, at least you think it’s a man, is sitting in the center with a blanket in front of him and a few items set on it. “It’s about time you got here. Now, hurry up and choose something.” You’re very confused, but the items look familiar. It’s the basic items representing the Four Gods that your people worship. You feel compelled by the glaring eyes of the person before you to pick something. Do you choose >The dagger, a strange sense of strength and bloodlust rising from it.>The staff, a light feeling of freedom and compassion rising from it>The book, a feeling of knowledge and arcane wisdom rising from it>The Ring, a feeling of ambition and secret power rising from it
>>35386666>The Ring, a feeling of ambition and secret power rising from itFancy ass honky.
>>35386666>The Ring, a feeling of ambition and secret power rising from itWell this is strange.
>>35386666>>The book, a feeling of knowledge and arcane wisdom rising from itKnowledge is power, and we will have all of it.
>>35386691>Not choosing AMBITION>>35386666>>The Ring, a feeling of ambition and secret power rising from it
>>35386666>StaffFreedom and compassion are both good.
The man grins and stands up, wrapping the remaining items quickly and flinging them over his shoulder. “Knew you’d pick that one. I’ll leave you two alone.” You’re confused again, shaking your head at the strange man running away, when you hear a strange voice echo around you. “Hehe, he is a strange one. But he gets the job done.” You turn around and nearly fall to your knees. You were never a religious person but you’d have to be blind not to recognize the being before you. The shadows stretch and twist around him as he leans against the remains of a decrepit throne. He is Varsa, the God of the Shadows, Keeper of Ambition and Vengeance. Do you>Bow before him and start to pray>Ask him what he is doing here>Run
>>35386766>Get onto knees"What may I do for you, Varsa?"
>>35386766>>Bow before him and start to prayShow respect, but don't show weakness.
You lower yourself onto your knee and ask the god what he wishes of you, reverently. He smiles down at you, walking over and standing directly in front of you. “Oh, you are good. I like you.” He pats your head and leans down, resting on the balls of his feet. “So, let me put it bluntly. I have a bet with my brothers and sisters to see who deserves to be the head God. Two are just too stupid and one is just too cowardly, so Obviously, I’m the natural choice. So we decided to see how well we do on a more…even playing field. We each have our champion, and whichever one amasses the most power and can conquer the others, wins! It was a bit random who the champions would be, but I had a feeling when I saw you that you’d make the best choice.” He winks at you, smirking a bit. “So, simple enough. Become powerful. Become a legend. Hell, become the Empress! As long as you kill or force the other three champions to submit, you’re golden. You’ll have the head God on your side after that, and nothing will get in your way. Deal?” He holds out a hand, waiting for you to shake it.Do you>Push the Hand away and try to Run>Accept the Deal
>>35386900Accept it. Ask him how we can identify the other champions.
>>35386900>>Accept the DealWe no reason to let this train stop here.
>>35386900>Acceptand ask him for guidance
You shake his hand, and he pulls you up to your feet. “Wonderful! You’ll be perfect! No worries. I can’t imagine Morra or Hema will have their champion kill you, so I think you’ll just have to worry about that brute Rosk…” You recognize the names of the other gods, but are a bit confused at what he means. “Oh, they’re giving the same spiel to their champions now too. Though I’m sure their much more somber about it.” You ask about how you could identify the other Champions and how you will avoid being harmed by them. “Well, that’s the thing. I can’t exactly tell you who or where they are. In fact, I won’t be talking to you too much. But you will have some power, and the more you use it and the more you uphold my sphere of influence, the more power you will obtain. It won’t look like much now, but trust me, more will be coming to you soon.” He places a hand on your head and suddenly your mind is filled with visions. Hidden shadows, dark corners, the stealth of assassins and the whispers of those with darkest ambitions. You have gain>God-Chosen, it is harder for you to die (i.e. starvation, illness, wounds, etc.)>Uncanny Charisma – Much easier to sway people with your words>Invisibility – Once per day, you may chose to go completely invisible. Your body is unable to be seen or heard (can still make noises by hitting/dropping things)Cont.
>>35387016I don't like this God, he seems like a backstabby shit. I want the MC to be a nice person.
>>35387088>Secrets and ambition>Not backstabby shitU wot m8?
He takes your arm and starts walking you towards the exit. “This is the start of a wonderful partnership, I’m sure of it. I suggest you leave your town immediately. South is a good direction, I’d think. So many big cities, so many opportunities. Even the Capital if that’s where your ambitions lead you.” You reach the mouth, and suddenly you are in your home, no sign of the cave anywhere. “Take care, little Aldan. I’m excited to see where your story leads you…” And with that, he is gone. You’re a little shell shocked, but you have also never felt stronger. You need to think about your next move and where to go. Do you>Go speak with your Father, the Lord of the Town>Go speak with your Instructor, a wise old man with plenty of advice>Pack up and Leave NowYou have---50 goldRing of VarsaInvisibility (1 more use)Uncanny Charisma
>>35387088That's been obvious since we learned what the ring represented. If we wanted to play nice we would have taken the book or the staff.
>>35387123>Go speak with your Instructor, a wise old man with plenty of advice
>>35387123>>Go speak with your Father, the Lord of the TownWe need to know what nobles to butter up and what nobles to throw into the moat to rise the ranks. And for that your father should be the one in the know.
>>35387126I wanted us to pick the staff...
>>35387123>Go speak with your Father, the Lord of the Town>Go speak with your Instructor, a wise old man with plenty of adviceBoth, bring them together.
>>35387123Aw I like the north more.>Go speak with your Father, the Lord of the TownHey old man we need some tips for, Power!>>35387126Well we can try to be nice help their wish. If they agree that when we have to we can go all out. Be great to our friends and death to our enemies.
>>35387162Just because we're ambitious doesn't mean we have to play asshole mcbackstab.
You decide to go speak with your instructor about what to do next. Though your father did cross your mind, the man who had helped shape your mind from birth seems like the wisest option. You find him sitting among your families books, of course. He was a skeptical man, bent over by a long life and the heavy weight of dealing with the impotent ambitions of a minor lord and effectively raising the wild child you used to be. You sit down at his side and try to contain your rampant emotions as you try to fathom completely what just happens. You tell your story as best you can, but he looks at you a bit skeptically. “I don’t wish to call you a liar. But you must admit that your story is pretty fantastical, Aldan.” You need to convince him that your words are true. Do you>Show him the mysterious ring>Try to convince him with your words>Use your invisibility
>>35387173I vote this
>>35387278>Show him the mysterious ring>Try to convince him with your words>Use your invisibilityIn that order
>>35387278>>Show him the mysterious ringI would like to save our one a day power if we could.
>>35387278>>Try to convince him with your wordsIf we can't win over our own instructor with our words we might as well just give up.
>>35387278try out our convincing powers.
You pull the ring off your finger, ‘when did it slip on?’ you wonder, and hold it out to him. “The Ring is Varsa’s symbol, but there are many rings, little one…”his words trail off as he turns the ring over in his hand. It is shifting slightly, between a darkened silver and an onyx black in the light. “That’s odd…I’ve never seen this kind of material before…” He looks at you, his eyes unsure. “You’re saying you were visited by Varsa? This ring resembles the stories of his own shaded ring…”He hands you back the ring. “As odd as it is, I do believe you Aldan. Though you were never an honest child, I could tell when you truly meant something growing up. If that is the case, and you were given this mission from one of the four, then you must do what you believe is right and follow their words. My own God, Hema the Wise, will probably condemn me for this, but you are worth more to this doddering old man.” He peers around, checking to see if anyone was standing near the doorway before leaning in. “I would not tell your father about this. He is a greedy man, but his mind is too small for anything above what he has. My advice to you, is follow your new mentor’s advice. Take what you can and flee. I will concoct a story, but the God’s direct you now, not the whims of your father.” You thank him and return to your room. Do you>Search the House for Supplies to take with you>Pack what you can quickly find in your room and leave immediately
>>35387471>Search the House for Supplies to take with you
>>35387471>Pack what you can quickly find in your room and leave immediatelyThe longer we linger the higher the chance we run into dear old dad
>>35387471search the house. take everything we think we might need and can carry/sell for profit.
>>35387524then if we need to we'll go invisible and sneak away ofcourse.
>>35387471>>Pack what you can quickly find in your room and leave immediatelyLet's get out quickly.
>>35386586>Got convinced to play female protag #11254151goddammiti bet she is gonna be a lesbian out for a harem too.
>>35387579>Not wanting to be part of your god's haremAbsolutely haram
>>35387471>>Search the House for Supplies to take with youHow long can we use Invisibility?
>>35387603...i would actually be perfectly ok with playing a "nun" of a real god.
You search the house, as you go you feel a bit lighter on your feet then you ever have before. The stealth just seems to be completely natural to you. You manage to find some spare blankets, a bit of food and a water container. In the middle of your searching, you stop by your father’s office. You hear him inside, shuffling around with some papers and muttering to himself crossly. You remember that there is some money and jewels locked away in this room, and you learned the combination to the safe one night while overhearing your mother and father. If you wanted to, you could probably use your invisibility and sneak inside to get some extra money as well. Do you>Continue back to your room and depart>Use invisibility to steal the money from your father>>35387610You can use it until you need to interact with someone and choose to undo it. Otherwise, indefinitely.>>35387579This is supposed to be fun for as many people will put up with me. So it's up to the people here.
>>35387643>Continue back to your room and depart
>>35387643>>Continue back to your room and departDon't need our old man coming after us with his greed.
>>35387643>Continue back to your room and departStealing from a greedy man. Hmm how about no
>>35387643Create a loud distraction or pretend to be hurt to get him out of the office then invisiblly sneak in for the monies
We should find out what the greatest problems facing the realm are. Then convince people to follow us in order to fix them.>Ask father & mentor what problems are great enough that people would follow an unknown minor noble in order to fix them.
You decide not to steal from your father. It would be easier not to have to worry about him coming after you for stolen goods, and leave him to his pettiness. You find a small knife in the kitchen on the way back to your room and that is all you decide to take. You pack it into a small bag and slip out the servants exit in the back. As soon as your feet hit the dirt you run until you are on the far edge of town. Here is where all the carts and merchants rest. The roads are well lit, so some of them are going to depart into the night towards the most populated cities in order to reach it by morning’s light. You need to decide where to go, and how you will get there.First, Do you>Want to walk, less worry about being identified by the merchants and making your own pace>Pay a merchant to take you alongSecond, Do you>Go North, towards the city of Aos. Filled with Rebels, Thieves, Assassins and Brigands>Go South West, To Tara. One of the most profitable ports in the Empire, it is the hub of merchants and guild activities as well as the religious capital of the Empire.>Go South to Faran-Ra, Capital of the Empire. Seat of Aristocracy and place of highest political power.
>>35387791>Pay a merchant to take you alongWe can use this time to learn from them as well maybe even make friends for later.>Go NorthWhile I respect boss man. I still believe in north, plus we can get some good training in.
>>35387791>>Pay a merchant to take you alongWalking is for peasants.>>Go South to Faran-Ra, Capital of the Empire. Seat of Aristocracy and place of highest political power.Let's aim high and shoot for the top.
>>35387791>Go North, towards the city of Aos. Filled with Rebels, Thieves, Assassins and BrigandsSorry guys but the sound of uniting these people under an Assassin queen sounds pretty fucking cool
>>35387791pay a merchant and go southwest to the port. having merchants backing us is always a good idea.
>>35387791go south or south west. we need to become rich and powerful. also that is what our god advisedalso, what are our powers exactly? I am thinking we try to get on as a guard.
Merchant and Heading South. Aldan for Empress!
>>35387791>Pay a merchant to take you along>Go South to Faran-Ra, Capital of the Empire. Seat of Aristocracy and place of highest political power.
>>35387791>Pay a merchant to take you along>Go North, towards the city of Aos. Filled with Rebels, Thieves, Assassins and Brigands
>>35387933Aldan for Assassin Queen
>>35387791Step 1: Tara, richest port town, hub of merchants. Engage in smuggling and shady activities to get wealthy fast.Step 2: Once wealthy. more to faran ra the capital. gain political powerStep 3: Usurp government, become empressStep 4: apply military to other champions
All it takes is a flutter of your eyelash and a simple smile to tip the single gold piece into the merchants hand. He is part of the larger caravans, so you aren’t worried about him trying to rob you as you depart into the evening. You Are heading South, towards Faran-Ra. You’ve only ever heard story about the City of Stars, the town covered in lights and crystals. You decide it is time to sleep to make the trip go by, and according to the driver you will be there by tomorrow morning should the roads stay safe…You awake with a jolt, as the driver is nudging your arm. “We’re here.” He says, helping you up and out of the cart. He departs quickly, but you don’t need him anymore. You’re here. The fabled city, the Capital of the strongest empire the world has ever seen. A city of over 3 million people, and at it’s center the Castle of the Emperor, his wives and children, and the most powerful political players. You are so overwhelmed, you aren’t sure what your next move should be. What do you do? (I need to go grab some food and a book from a friend. I’ll be back in ten minutes tops. Decide what your best course of action should be. The city is large enough that anything you suggest could very probably happen)You have>A small knife>Ring of Varsa>49 gold pieces>Low-Noble Clothes>Uncanny Charisma>Invisibility, 1 use
>>35388086Walk around town get to know the area, then hit up a tavern for food and info about what happens around here. From there we should find trade we can set up or jobs that could use a speaker.
>>35388086Head to the church of an opposing god, try to learn more about them and what their champion might be like.
Guys, plan> use invisibility, sneak into castle, kill Emperor> everything in turmoil, and use charisma to find an in with royals> ???>profit
>>35388086Anything we do requires money. to make money fast requires illegal stuff. which is stupid to do in the capital.I say we go to tara and get rich there then come back here later.but if we insist on staying. i think we need to use our powers to acquire power and authority. that means working for some scheming noble. problem is to find one.An excellent starting point is the temples of our god. surely his priests are scheming on their own and will have jobs for us where we can hone our powers and gain some wealth and contacts.
>>35388086>tiny backwater village>only a day away from a city of 3 million
>>35388140that is a TERRIBLE plan!you need to be the loyal visir / high ranking noble BEFORE you kill the emperor. as well as having your own army just in case.and what if invisibility doesn't last long enough? also, magic is coming back, so we might still be caught even with invisibility.also, we have zero training or experience as an assassin.
Head to our temple. We're the champion of Varsa, they're going to back us up.
>>35387967invisibility 1/day and uncanny charisma. I'm not sure why we'd pay a merchant to take us when we can just offer interesting conversation.
>>35388140I agree that this is bad at the moment. I hoped we would get training in the north before this. For now I vote we make friends and build up income to grow from.
Back. So, it seems like the biggest things are finding the temples and getting money so that's what I'll go with.Writing up now.
>>35388165this guy gets it.what we should do is >>35388142.Showing our ring to the priests at our temple is an instant in. Of course, those fucks are gonna start scheming on us right off the bat, but with charisma and some well-placed invisible assassinations, I bet we could be running the place soon enough.Even if we don't rise ranks, it's a good place to start, and maybe gather info on the the other gods/champs
>>35388140Nooooooooooooooooope, we have to side with someone who has a claim to the throne first. THEN we might start considering getting rid of the current Emperor.>>35388142>>35388165Going to the temple might be a good idea, but let's not make it too obvious to outsiders that we are the champion. Let's instead just pass by, find out what nobles bets on the right god and pay one or two of them a visit.
>>35388086>Ask around the taverns and temples who's the most oppressive, hated, and dishonest noble in court>Sneak into that person's rooms with invisibility, offer to spy for them>cause some chaos by getting dirt on all the good nobles, let a few minor scandles erupt and the dirtbag nobles plans advance a bit>show evidence of what he's been doing to all the good nobles, get his ass lynched, and take over his position.
>>35388229>Going to the temple might be a good idea, but let's not make it too obvious to outsiders that we are the champion. Let's instead just pass by, find out what nobles bets on the right god and pay one or two of them a visit.well. we could pretend to be a follower looking for shady work rather then THE champion.
You decide to find the home of your god in this city, and with barely any effort you are on your way to the Temple of Varsa in the East District. This District is one of the richest in the Capital, with many of the stronger merchants stationed near the God of Ambition’s worshipers. The temple itself is grand, with stained glass depicting many of the legends of Varsa and gold ornamentation on the walls. There is a priest quietly praying at the front, clad in black and covered with Tattoos. With your knowledge of the aristocracy, you are able to identify a Duke praying fervently in the corner, holding a small holy symbol in his hands.Do you>Approach the Priest >Approach the Duke
>>35388233>get his ass lynched, and take over his position.that isn't how it works.what you need to do is get given position by working for someone. then find someone higher up to get you up another rung. As you advance past them, the relationship flips and now they are your lackies instead of vice versa.basically a web of being lacky and having lackies.
>>35388287>>Approach the PriestTell about the lord.
>>35388287>Approach the Duke
>>35388287>Approach the DukeThe duke looks desperate, we can play to this.
>>35388287both are pretty good as far as i am concerned.actually IDEA!we go invisible and listen in on the prayer of the duke. then we later approach him at his home and impress him with how knowledgeable we are... and how we can help him with his problems.we do NOT reveal ourselves as a champion, we do NOT reveal to him our powers. we remain mysterious.>>35388291the nice thing is that loyalty and scheming is rewarded. those who are part of our network DO benefit. they also get promoted in turn...yea there is the occasional backstab. but its not an orgy of murder.
>>35388327This. I like this.
>>35388287I agree, approach Duke and do NOT reveal powers/ring/champ status
>>35388327Let's do this.
You decide to use your invisibility to gain a bit of info on the Duke. You find a corner and touch the Ring, and your body quickly fades from view. Though your movements are muffled, every other sound and sight seems to sharpen a bit. You crouch forward and sit next to the Duke, leaning in to listen to him. “….lease Lord Varsa, God of Vengeance and Forsaken Oaths. Let Baron Adworth be struck down like the worm he is. Let his livelihood fall before him and let him die in a pool of his own filth for the affront to he has set upon me. Please Lord Varsa, God of Vengeance… “ He repeats that prayer over and over. You move to the back of the room and lean against the wall, still invisible. Do you>Wait until he leaves, and confront him outside the temple>Follow him to his house>Stay at the temple and speak to the priest later
>>35388156>muh realismSeriously, didn't the invisibility trigger you before the traveling did?
>>35388476>Stay at the temple and speak to the priest later
>>35388476Speak to the priest.
>>35388510No shit there's invisibility in a magic setting, retard.
>>35388476go to his house, pretend to be an agent of your god, explain thathis god has heard his prayers and his enemy shall get his just dessert.
You wait for an hour, and then the Duke finally leaves. It’s the middle of the day, and there aren’t many people in the temple right now. But the priest stays there, quietly praying. You approach him and dissipate your invisibility to speak to him. “I’ve known you would arrive. Varsa visited me in my dreams and said someone would come. But it was still wise for you to wait and stay hidden. That cleverness will keep your heart beating.” He stands and looks at you. His body is thin, but intricately covered with markings. “I am to offer you all that I can for our God. I am the High Priest of Varsa, at your service Mistress.” He bows deeply. He says he will answer some questions you have and help you become acclimated to this city.Do you>Ask about the Emperor>Ask about the Duke>Ask about the Other Temples and Gods
>>35388605That's me, I'm posting in another thread too and I hate having a name in non-quest threads. I say stupid shit.
>>35388605>Ask about the DukeSince he's the angle we're taking tonight and all...
>>35388605Duke it out
>>35388605>>Ask about the Duke
You ask about the Duke that was praying here earlier. He nods sadly. “That is Duke Insmon. He is one of the Nobles that reside here in the city and participate in court affairs; I believe he works as an advisor for the Treasury and Taxation of the Realm. He’s been here every morning for the past week and a half, and he only seems to have gotten more desperate in his prayers. But I have not asked.” He tells you where the Duke lives, also in this District it seems, and that the Duke has been in some monetary strain lately. Do you>Ask about the High Priest>Ask About the Emporer>Ask about the Other Temples and Gods
>>35388758>Ask about the High PriestPut on the heavy charisma, I want this guy falling for us.
>>35388802Sure why not
You ask the High Priest About himself and he bows solemnly. “I am but a servant of Varsa, My life means nothing but what he dictates it so.” You press a bit further and he sighs, relenting under your charm. “When I was a child, my mother was killed by my father and I was left for dead. I swore my life to Varsa in exchange for a chance at killing him. I was given that chance, and in exchange I became his priest. It was through sheer devotion and his will that I was given the title of High Priest. I no longer go by that name, but I was once called ‘Philip’.” Another priest comes in and whispers something into the High Priest’s ear. “I’m sorry, Mistress. There are temple matters that need attending to. If you wish it, you may stay in one of the Acolyte cells and access to any of the resources at our disposal.” He follows the other priest through a door deeper into the Temple. You are now on your own, free to do as you please.Do you>Explore the Temple More>Explore the Surrounding City>Try to Find the Duke’s Home
>>35388802Agreed, crank up the sexy. This priest seems like someone we can we/manipulate.
>>35388970>>Explore the Temple More
>>35388970>>Explore the Temple More>He did say we had access to "any of the resources at our disposal"
>>35388970See if we can't follow those boys deeper in the temple
>Explore the Temple More
You follow the High Priest's path into the temple. It's a very well crafter building, and you find the residential cells, where another informed priest tells you where your room can be found. You also find a large library full of historical texts and cases full of various artifacts of great value to the Four Gods and Varsa. You're walking along and you nearly trip over a pile of books. Looking down, you see a young man, probably only a year younger than you, asleep among the books. He's jolted awake and looks at you and the books around him. "Oh god no, Brother Victor is going to kill me!" He's frantically picking up the tomes and trying to put them back on the shelves in some sort of order. He's too busy to notice the much older, robe clad man heading this way. Do you>Chastise him and his laziness and inform the other man>Help him Put away the books>Distract the other man long enough for the boy to finish cleaning
>>35389193>>DistractEvery army begins with the first recruit
>>35389193Distract! Put that charm to use, bitch!
>>35389193>>Distract the other man long enough for the boy to finish cleaning
You step forward a few steps and stop the man before he can get within view of the boy. "I'm sorry ma'am, have you seen a young boy around here? If I find that lazy little bastard, I'm going to put him out to dry!" You calm his anger, and it takes hardly any effort to turn the topic onto something else. The man is blushing in minutes and talking about the beauty of the temple and how lovely it is this time of year. The boy stands up and turns around, and nearly faints seeing you two. "O-oh, brother! I swear I wasn't sleeping, I was-""Oh, it's fine boy. It's fine. I was just talking with this lovely lady. Just make sure that the library is cleaned up completely this evening, all right? It was a pleasure to meet you, madam." HE waddles away, smiling to himself. "I'm sorry that I tripped you ma'am." he says, refusing to look at you. "My name is Charles. Thank you for that."Do you >Respond in a friendly way, try to befriend him>Respond in a calm way, try to impress him>Respond in a flirty way, try to manipulate him
>>35386525>>35389372>Respond in a calm way, try to impress him>Respond in a flirty way, try to manipulate himBest way to go
>>35389372Can we respond in a flirtatious friendly way, boys that age are easily flustered and he seems good friend material
>>35389372Oh brother...>inb4 a steamy night with Charles 6" deep in us
>>35389426Charles can look, but he can't touch.I'm getting a vibe from this chick that she's into dark meat.>>35389372let's keep it friendly, PG flirting only
You respond in a light but flirty way, watching him blush profusely. He is won over ludicrously easily and you walk around with him as he finishes his chores. He tells you about the status of the Emperor, many nobles feel as though he is becoming fat and lazy on his throne and someone needs to step in before his equally lazy sons ruin the nation. The other temples are also in a flurry for some reason but no one knows why. And that some of the artifacts here are doing weird things that no one but Charles sees. “Take this one, for example.” He stops by a large glass case. Inside is a long black thorn. “It’s said this was a basilisk fang that Varsa pulled out himself. It’s supposed to be super deadly to anyone not protected by Varsa and it’s considered a holy symbol. I swear to you, I hear snakes in the night when I’m here keeping guard. But no one believes me!” You lay your hand on the glass, and you feel a slight spark from below. Huh, well you are the Champion…Do you>Ask Charles to unlock the case>Leave it for now and check it out later
>>35389497>I'm getting a vibe from this chick that she's into dark meat.u fooking wat>>35389524>Leave it for now and check it out laterLets get the high priest on that shit.
>>35389524>>Ask Charles to unlock the caseWe got this and it will be a nice step in our quest for power.
>>35389524oh fuck, oh fuck, thats hotopen that shit up, charles
Unlock the case, slowly.
You give Charles a cute little smile and ask him to please open the case. He’s a bit apprehensive, but putting your hand on his shoulder and asking politely gets him to comply rather quickly. It’s comically easy to do, and you keep that in mind for later. He opens the case and you two lean in close. “Ok, so the legend goes that Varsa challenged some snake guy to a fight…” Charles start going on about this legend, but you just reach out and touch the fang. Suddenly, your sight is plunged into darkness. When you open your eyes, you’re back in the decrepit throne room. Varsa is sitting on the trone, playing with the crown. “Wow, you’re moving faster than I though you would. It’s been a long time since that thing has been touched. You humans have this strange fascination with locking things away so you can’t use them…SO!” He stands up. “Your power has grown a little for interacting with that thing, so I guess it’s only right that you get something new. I can either expand your invisibility or give you a shiny new power.” Do you>Increase number of invisibility uses a day>Gain a new power
>>35389696>Gain a new power
>>35389696Lets increase our number powers. Invisibility is cool and all, but you know what is even cooler? Shooting lasers out of your eyes or fireballs from your hands! WE COULD GET THAT
>>35389696votin' new power
You decide to get a new power, to see what kind of versatility you have at your disposal. Varsa smiles and reaches out his hand, touching the back of your arm. “Wonderful. This is something I picked up from a sore loser. Let’s see if you can do something better with it than he did.” And in that same instant, you are gone. You draw back, and Charles is confused. “You shouldn’t touch that stuff! It’s dangerous! I mean, I don’t believe in that sort of stuff like curses, but still. I’d get in trouble…” You look down at your arm as he’s talking. A simple black tattoo, like a snake, rests on your wrist. >You gain: Shadow Snake. You may summon a small snake minion one a day to execute commands for you. It is not very strong, but it can move through any sized spaces and is incredibly poisonous. The snake only exists for 24 hours or until you dissipate it.It’s nightfall now, and your mind turns towards the possibility of visiting the Duke. Or perhaps you could sleep. Maybe even see the nightlife of this city.Do you>Visit the Duke’s home>Explore the City>Retire for the Night
>>35389909damn that's coolput that bitch to bed, I want invisibility at my disposal before moving on
>>35389909>Retire for the Night
You decide to retire for the night. You bid Charles farewell and return to your bed. You think about the power you have just received and smile fondly. It has been just over a day, and already you can start to see your plans coming together. It’s almost unreal, but now you are moving forward. You will become the most powerful person in the world, and you feel confident that when the time comes and you will be pitted against other users of magic and the forces of the gods, you will be prepared. (I need to get food and do homework, so I’m saying this is a good place to end for today)
>>35389524magic is coming back to the worldhe must have a talent for magic. he needs to start studying books related to the subject.lucky for him he is in a library of a temple.
>>35389909Awwww yeaaaahhh snakebro!>Retire for the nightMaybe look for leads as to how to increase our power in this world tomorrow
>>35390109Make a twitter to keep us updated
Twitter @Crisscrosstophe for when I'm going to be running this next (spoiler alert, probably tomorrow evening EST because I don't do shit on Fridays and I can always make good life choices)
>>35387016>the more you use it and the more you uphold my sphere of influence, the more power you will obtain.using our powers grows them. thus we should use them often. sleeping to recharge our invisibility is good. but don't leave your stuff unused before going to sleep.we should summon the shadow snake every single day. we can send it to spy, we can milk its venum, we can have it hide in our sleeve and be ready to pounce on an enemy at our commandAlso, we should get the guy to tell us about the other items he feels "odd things" from.
>>35390229This, entirely this.Let's not forget about our business with the Duke, but Charles seems to be our best bet at advancing our understanding of the newly budding Magic in this world, as >>35390113pointed out. We should be asking him about the other "oddly behaving artifacts" and getting him on a track to study magic ASAP.