>Belief System: http://pastebin.com/ZmSDPrsH >Characters: http://pastebin.com/u8ygGbGE >Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=nanolitre>Twitter: @nanolitreYour current stats are:>Miracles (innate) – 3 >Magics – 5 >Wish Intuition – 4 >Strength – 0 >Influence – 4>Current BP: +5(x2)+11 = 21/100Previously, you met with the two deities of Lymarck, Arden and Lillian. Showing your magical prowess, you blasted a few soldiers off to kingdom come. Lillian, impressed with your feats, has joined you. Arden... not so much. Along with Sandra, your ever-faithful vassal, and Lillian, your newest follower, you headed toward Arkad to go investigate the nation. You managed to successfully eavesdrop on a conversation between Anya, Arkad's deity, and a man with a mask and sword. Right now, you have to deal with Sandra, who at this moment is furious at you.
>>36001025“Sandraaaaaa,” you plead. “Explain. Now.” Sandra is less than pleased. She's currently pinning you down, her foot planted firmly on the collar of your robe. “Okay, I will!” you agree to her demands. “Please let me go~”She harumphs, removing her foot from your person. “I overheard Anya talking to someone. And if you didn't see, she barreled straight through the door, choke-slamming a man in a mask.”“Hrmmm,” your vassal contemplates. “Truth be told, I didn't see anything when you pushed me away.” She suspiciously eyes you. “So... what did she say?” “I didn't hear the specifics, but it sounded like she was fighting with someone. And... something else.” “Something else?” asks Sandra.Anya's words echo through your mind, each word strained with ire. 'You think I like killing everyone? Hearing their cries for mercy?' “Yeah,” you reply back to your vassal. “Something that makes me believe that Anya isn't just a bloodthirsty battle freak that hates me.” Sandra's look softens, sighing. “Well, in any case, you might as well apologize to Lillian. She's all shaken up.” Hmm? Lillian's all red, clasping her hands close to her chest. “Um. Lillian,” you wave, trying to get her attention. “Sorry about that. Instinct kicked in the moment I heard Anya's voice and I just kinda reacted without thinking.” She takes a breath of air. “I-It's fine! It's just that... that was the first time being so intimate with a man.” Lillian starts blushing furiously again.Sandra gives her a flat gaze. “An unexpectedly innocent maiden so pure it's blinding.” You open your mouth to say something, but Sandra cuts you off crossly. “No, you can't say that. She's not a human so that doesn't apply here.” ...Humans. Now that your followers have calmed down, what should you do?>Keep exploring. Anya should be gone by now. >Investigate. Who is this Halcyon person? >Leave the place. You got away once. Don't test your luck.
>>36001106>>Investigate. Who is this Halcyon person?
>>36001106>Investigate. Who is this Halcyon person?
>>36001299>Investigate. Who is this Halcyon person?Detective deity time
>>36001106>>Investigate. Who is this Halcyon person?In other news: Y U DO THIS 2 ME!? It's midnight and I want to follow the quest and participate but I must also sleep because work tomorrow! Truly, life is suffering. Nano, you should consider moving to Europe, or at least the US east coast.
>>36001711Ännu värre... jag är svensk.
Welp. Now that you have a clue, you might as well put it to good use. Who is this “Halcyon”? It's not that much of a lead, but it's much better than nothing. “Sandra, Lillian,” you call for your followers. “It's time to investigate. Something about a Halcyon.” Lillian mulls over the word. “Halcyon? I recall the name. I can't seem to remember what Halcyon was, though. Sorry about that.” “It's fine,” you shrug. “We're kinda grasping at straws here.” “Well, we're not going to find anything else by standing around,” Sandra flatly states. “We have work to do.” “Then let's get to it.” The city has a murky atmosphere – the streets are filled with trash and other disposables and the buildings are run down and... homely, to put it nicely. Frustrated shouts from a back alley draw your attention. Two men are screaming at a pink-haired girl. Her hands are bound by chain, clinking helplessly as she frantically makes hand gestures at the men. “Seriously, why are you so useless!” The first man shouts. “No one will take you in. Just hurry up and get sold already, you dumb cunt!” Arkad has its own problems, you see. Never did you hear swearing until you left the countryside. Though, you only know Ffion and Lymarck so that might not be an accurate representation. “I can't help it. They just don't like me!” “It doesn't help that you called them 'pompous assholes' right in front of them,” the other man angrily grumbles. “A good slave never lies!” “You are a god damn headache. A good slave takes beatings too.”“Again? I'm still a bit sore from last time~” “This is why nobody will ever buy you, you shit.”Though this is in the back alley, it's all in plain view. The citizens of the town definitely notice, but walk on by as if nothing is happening. >Well, you're not a citizen. Blow them away.>It's pretty risky. You might be alerted to the authorities. Or Anya. >
>>36001777>Write inAsk to buy her.
>>36001733Nicht Teil der glorreichen Herrenrasse
>>36001678But I do live in the east coast!
>>36001795>>36001777This. Nice god is nice
>>36001777>>Well, you're not a citizen. Blow them away.>>36001795With what money
>>36001899>With what moneyMagical blackmail
>>36001899We can just magic money in?
>>36001795>>36001899I would vote for buying her but no money. >Well, you're not a citizen. Blow them away
>>36001920>Magical blackmailAnon i don't think that's a currency
>>36001795Write-in is good to go, but you have to find some way of procuring the money to back this up. No, you may not use magic. Yes, you may use Belief Points (10 BP). Change your votes accordingly.
>>3600199810 BP is fine.
>>36001998BP it is then.
>>36001998Im still against supporting slavery, kinda out of character if you ask me
>>36001998I'm half surprised we didn't pick up on some desire for freedom from her. Kinda makes me want to reconsider this thing, but oh well.
>>36001998us the BP
>>36001998just tell them we thank them for there donation and they should repent there ways god this doesn't approve of slavery. if they protests unmake them
>>36002032that's implying she wants freedom
>>36002028The point is that we're buying her freedom, as far as I'm concerned.
>>36001733Swedish>>36001826German>>36001861Otakon, NYCC, or Dragoncon
>>36002065>Giving money to slavers instead of rescuing the slave
>>36002119Discretion is sometimes the better part of valor.
>>36002297Yeah lets ignore slavery cos um reasons
>>36002339right, because we want to cause a commotion and have an angry war god come back after our asses
>>36002367in the heart of her lands and power.
>>36002367Its gonna happen anyway
>>36002440So it has been shown only belief matter not location
>>36002028I dunno man, this is the lazy solution, seems about right.
>>36002460and we're in the middle of a place full of her believers. We got the two.
>>36001998OP, how are vassals made?
>>36002541A family establishes a shrine and gives up one of their offspring to the deity, in which they consummate and birth a "vassal." From there on out, it is the vassal's offspring that succeeds them.
>>36002609Ok, so should we be trying to get Lillian a vassal or is she good with sharing ours? Our we good with sharing ours? Is Sandra gonna go all Pokemon Trainer on us and try to collect deities?
Sandra shivers. “Oh, something absolutely stupid is going to happen again.”Lillian shakes your vassal's shoulder. “How do you know?” “Just a feeling,” she mumbles. You'd rather not flaunt your magical powers for everybody to see in broad daylight. Even more so when you're in the middle of an enemy city. Especially if Anya catches wind of this and comes running to murderize you. So you compromise, just a bit. “Hey,” you flash a fake smile at the men. “I couldn't help but overhear that you have a product to sell!” The two men instantly turn, grinning from ear to ear. They murmur something about the gods smiling upon them.Well, you are. But you're frowning on the inside. “Well, you're just in luck! She's cute, she's honest, and she can do most labor! I'll let you take her for 200.” “200 what?” you question.“Of these,” he vaguely mentions, rubbing his two fingers together. What, oily fingers? > 21 – 10 = 11/100 BPBut just then, two audible voices from above the building echo through the cramped alley. They seem hushed and panicky. “Just get it out of here right now. They're onto us~!”“Uh, okay. But it's–”“Just throw 'em already!” A yellow object hits the side of your head. A gold coin. And then you're showered with them, almost drowning. Climbing out of the small pile, you say to the men, “Will this be enough?” They're dumbstruck. Nodding blankly, they shove the pink-haired girl towards you, throw you a key, and immediately scramble for the coins. Sandra, still standing in the street, raises an eyebrow at Lillian with a look that says, “I told you so.” You hurry and usher the girl into the street, leaving the men to gather the money for themselves. You keep moving for five minutes until you're in the clear. “Okay. Well. That was fun, but you're free to go. Have a nice life.” Right as you turn to speak to Sandra, she attaches herself to your side, chirping, “Master!” Sandra blinks. “...What in the world?”
>>36002896“Master~ Master~ what will you have me do?” Your vassal's busy trying to pry this woman, apparently called Yuna, off of you. You helplessly try and break free of her clutches. “Hey,” Sandra desperately tries to reason with her. “You understand that you ARE free, right?” “Hurray!” she giggles, still clinging to your side.“...Meaning that you are free to leave,” Sandra wistfully clarifies. “So... what's your point?” Yuna tilts her head quizzically. “Leave.” Sandra finally blurts out irritably. “If I leave, they'll almost certainly kill me.” She winces. “Unless... that's what you want.” Sandra, utterly defeated, rests herself on Lillian's shoulders. “Okay. Whatever. I'm done.” “Master,” she crows. “What is it do you want?” “I'm not your master,” you sigh. “But for starters, do you know of Halcyon?” “Everyone knows him!” she exclaims. “But enough about him, tell me more about you~” “Err, I really need to know more about Halcyon. Please.”“Of course! Anything for you!” She bounces up and down, making her shackles clink together. Oh, right. You unlock her chains with the key you received, unbinding her hands and feet. “Halcyon's the king of this place. Not just this city, but this entire nation! He's a pretty powerful guy. And the worst thing is? He's a big, fat asshole. Gonna kill everybody up north. I heard about it from those two bozos.” “They work for him?” you ask incredulously.“Of course! How else will the 'great Arkad' make its money?” She flicks her tongue. “All's fair in war and war.” “Don't you mean 'love and war'?” Lillian pitches in, still letting Sandra lean on her. “No?” replies Yuna. “Since when is love fair?” Well. That's some more information you got. But what to do about this girl?>Might as well take her in. >Drop her off at Lymarck. Arden will help, maybe.>Leave her be.
>>36002920>Might as well take her in.
>>36002920>Drop her off at Lymarck. Arden will help, maybe.
>>36002920>>Might as well take her in.
>>36002920>>Might as well take her in.She can counter Sandra lack of enthusiasm
>>36002920>Make her Sandra's problem- I mean subordinate!She can work for us as long as she likes, but Sandra is mostly in charge or our earthly affairs so she's the boss. Of Yuna, clearly we are our own boss. Right Sandra?
>>36002920>>Might as well take her in.Perhaps as Sandra's assistant.
>>36002920>“Don't you mean 'love and war'?” Lillian pitches in, still letting Sandra lean on her.>“No?” replies Yuna. “Since when is love fair?”that's...quite a personality.>Might as well take her inBut leaving her in Lymarck or with the Insugents as an ambassador might be a good idea later on, when we have confirmed competence.
W-wait, i-is Halcyon the god king? C-Could we literally just take over everything and become the God Emperor of Mankind?
>>36003526Sounds like hell. Who would want to spend eternity trying to stave off rebellions and coups without any tangible benefits that we wouldn't have as a well respected minor deity in a decent nation?
>>36003526That's not really our style.
>>36002920Considering Wish Intuition hasn't kicked in yet, we probably need a lot more to learn what she wants. Maybe 2-4 more points?Well, my guess is that she wants either safety/security, not to be alone, or acknowledgement
Eh. Might as well take her in. It's not like she has anywhere else to go. “Hmm, Yuna,” you direct your attention towards the pink-haired girl. “Yes? Yeees~? What is it, Master?” she excitedly responds, eagerly awaiting orders. She's... kinda like a dog. “Looks like you're stuck with us for a while.”“Awwwh yey!” She cheers, throwing her arms up. “Praise the gods for a great Master!” “...Right,” you frown. “I don't like the idea of owning a slave or being a master.”“I don't get it,” Yuna gives you an inquiring look. “Do you not like a person devoted to you?” “I don't like the fact that I brought your devotion.” You shake your head.“But you can't buy devotion.” Yuna stares right at you. “Not for all the money in the world.”You... don't get it. “I'm confused. So what are you saying?” “That's simple! When you're offered unconditional freedom by a benevolent man, would you not be devoted? You can even bind me up and tie the knots up extra tight~! I'd only do that for you, Master~”“She's a freaaaak,” Sandra monotones. You shoot Lillian a questioning look. She shrugs.
>>36003933The search for clues is a slow one. You've figured out that Halcyon is the king. And what? There's still the army to deal with. Anya too. Especially Anya. And now you have one extra person to take care of. Your group is steadily becoming larger, thus making you a hell of a lot more conspicuous. Still. You haven't been caught yet, which is a relief. You have enough money falling out of your robes to purchase your group some food, so you do. It's time for a break. “So~” Yuna clamors for your attention in between bites. “How'd you do that thing with the money anyway? Are you a con-man? A mage?” She eyes Lillian and Sandra. “Or...” “He's a god,” interrupts Sandra. She returns to her soup, saying no more. “A good one too,” Lillian adds. “He helped out Lymarck in our time of need.”Yuna fist-pumps. “Wao~ I really hit the jackpot, didn't I?” The sound of thick, wooden sandals clacking makes you turn your head. A man with a sword sheathed around his belt enters the building. “Table for one, please!” he shouts, removing his mask. A mask?And the waiters seat him at the table right next to you.>Play it cool. Don't make eye contact. >Address him casually. Feign ignorance.>Tactically retreat. Quietly and quickly.
>>36003961>>Play it cool. Don't make eye contact.
>>36003961>Address him casually. Feign ignorance.
>>36003961>Address him casually. Feign ignorance.We don't exactly understand "common sense."
>>36003961>Address him casually. Talk like you've known him for some time.You know, up till last thread I thought our god was a girl
>>36003961>>Address him casually. Feign ignorance.
>>36003961>Address him casually. Feign ignorance.You guys all know that he knows who we are, right? The slavers' testimony is enough to deduce that Vala is a god, and a foreign god on Arkad soil WHO HEARD CLASSIFIED INFORMATION is bad news....we may already be surrounded.
>>36003961>Address him casually. Feign ignorance
Wait.Did we just accidentally a harem?
>>36004071Vala has a passive swag aura around him.
>>36004057>The slavers' testimonyAs if. The cash would be confiscated immediately as evidence.
>>36004096wait, what do you mean? How does that change anything?
>>36004071Now's the time to decide who a best girl.>>36003961>Address him casually. Feign ignorance. Give no fucks.
>>36004096I think Arkad is a military state I think. They'd probably just demand it from them or be put to death.
>>36004096Oh, right. Forgot it was from that robbery.
>>36004130They wouldn't willingly provide testimony. Or mention it.
>>36004131SANDRA A SHIT *ahem* sorry, that just slipped out. Really sorry about that.
The best girl is belief points.
>>36004217and if they're caught with the money?Well, that gives us time, at least. If they're caught by someone with a brain, there'll soon be patrols. If they manage to use the coins without getting caught, we're mostly safe.
Wish current is best girl. This is already established as canon.
>>36004385[Citation needed]BP for life.
>>36004424You use BP to utilize the power of the Wish Current, the all guiding mother goddess.
“Hey,” you articulate, waving to the man. “Fancy meeting you here.” The man hesitates, pinching his spoon. “Oh? You're right. It is.” He graciously smiles, putting down his utensil. “Thank you for earlier.” “Don't mention it.” You can't get a good read on him. You could try using your powers, but multitasking was never your strong suit. Right now, you'll just make some conversation. “Eating with your family?” He innocently asks. “Something like that, yeah,” you dismiss the question. “I never got your name, by the way.” “Rolan.” He takes a spoonful of broth to his mouth. “Yours?”“Vala,” you immediately reply. Uh. Crap. Maybe you should have thought about your answer first. “A nice name.” Rolan goes back to drinking his broth. He seems to not know who you are. “Scuse meee~” Yuna's voice rings from the side of the table. “I need to borrow him for a moment! I'll give him back in just a sec.” She motions for you to follow her. Confused, you go along with Yuna. She pulls you into a desolate corner behind the restaurant.“Err. Yes?” you ask, bewildered.“You know Sir Rolan!?” she cries. “Is he special?” “The special-est!” she emphasizes. “Everybody knows him. He's the commanding officer of the biiiiiig army!” “Oh.” Well then. “All I did was pick up his mask when he got run over by Anya–”“You know Anya, too?” She pretends to faint, picking herself back up in place. “You really are a god!” “We should probably head back in,” you say, deflecting her praise. You're not entirely sure whether Yuna figured out that you aren't necessarily on Arkad's side. Now's just the matter of Rolan. >He's obviously here for a reason. Maybe privately talk to him? >You should figure him out more. (Proficiency check)>He doesn't seem to be looking for anything. Be on your way.
>>36004779>He's obviously here for a reason. Maybe privately talk to him?
>>36004779>>He doesn't seem to be looking for anything. Be on your way.Eh, Live and let live.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>36004779>You should figure him out more.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>36004779>>You should figure him out more. (Proficiency check)
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>36004779>You should figure him out more. (Proficiency check)
>>36004779>You should figure him out more. And after we can do either of the other options.
Called. Roll 1d100+20
Rolled 13 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>36004991
Rolled 8 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>36004991
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>36004991i rolld 94 fug
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>36004991Knights with "Rolan" in their name are always snazzy.
Rolled 100 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>36004991here goes
>>36005010>>36005029>>36005018We had to run out at some point.At least it's not somewhere more dire.
>>36005048The 22 and 92 didn't add the modifier.We just got a 100
>>36005046This begs the question.Was it best of three, or best of five?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>36005060I don't think that's how this QM rolls.
>>36005060I'm gonna have to call bullshit on that. The modifier does literally nothing.
>>36005076He did it like that in the first thread.
>>36005060Aww shiit. You're right
I suppose we wait for Nano's decision.I imagine he's bashing his head into his keyboard right about now.
>36005065Best of three.>>36005060http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35918054/#p35921393For the sake of consistency, I'm going to have to take the unmodded rolls. This raises the question: do you all want to see your modifiers when rolling or let me handle all the hidden dicemagic?
>>36005155Handle the hidden dice magic.
>>36005155Just do it like HMQ does it. Tell us what the modifiers are, but it doesn't matter whether or not someone actually uses it
>>36005155This>>36005181Knowing the modifiers gives us a sense for the amount of ability our character has. It provides a good sense of progression.
Rolan>Magics – 1>Strength – 6You settle yourself down into your chair, watching Yuna squeeze through the girls to get to her own seat. Tapping into your intuition, you let the knowledge come to you.He's a natural swordsman, and how. But you can't pinpoint what he's feeling right now. Any other detail comes jumbled and fragmented. You stop yourself from prying too much. It's taking up too much concentration right now. Guess you'll have to do it the old fashioned way. “Rolan,” you lean back comfortably into your chair. “I'd like to ask what exactly happened back when I first met you?” You try and be vague as possible to let him fill in the details.“I got into an argument with her. She's a deity, y'know. Girl's the type to take things too seriously and we didn't agree on some ideas. So... she thrashed me.” He taps his mask on the table. “That's basically it.” Well, it's true. But he didn't give any specifics. Not that he would've disclosed it – it seemed to be about the war between Arkad and its rebels. The doors clatter open. And lo and behold, Anya.Wait... crap. You, Rolan, and your followers are all speechless. “Rolan. I know you're here. I'm not very happy about wha—wha... what.” She casts her eyes on you. “Why are you here?” she asks, dropping her frustrated tone. Rather, she adopts one of pure malice. “Shit,” Rolan mutters under his breath. “I've come to investigate.” You stiffly say. “I don't mean any harm. I'm just figuring out—”She ignores you. “But what a coincidence. Because I, Anya, do hereby challenge you to an Arkadian duel.” “...Huh.” You're dumbfounded. “Rematch,” she utters lowly. “Meet at the Arkadian Arena in one hour. Don't think about escaping, now that I know that you're here.” Anya glowers at Rolan. “Get over here.” He clenches his fists, but he bows his head and follows her out, mumbling something quiet to Anya. Yuna is the first one to break the silence. “Could be worse.” “...What's an Arkadian duel?”
>>36005867You had an hour to figure out what an Arkadian duel was. You didn't think it was a lot of paperwork. “Didya get the paperwork done?” Yuna asks. “Uh, yeah, I think so.” A large pile of papers are stack on top of each other, ready to be submitted to the authorities at the arena. “Oh!” You have a sudden bout of realization. “I understand it now. How odd that we're doing something so conventional by human sta–” “Yes, yes,” your vassal replies. “We're out of time.” You're pushed into the arena. It's rather small, which will make it hard for you to use your wide ranged magic. Still. You're not at a disadvantage. Anya fights rather fair, apparently. A large crowd has gathered for the spectacle. Probably because of Anya. “Are you ready?” she asks, more of a statement than a question.“So let me get this straight. Both people register their intent with the law. There is a large gathering at a public building to celebrate the matter. It only ends when one of the people in the agreement dies.”“Those are the terms, yes.” Anya looks impatient, waiting to strike.“Very well! I accept your challenge of marriage?” Anya drops her sword. The entire crowd goes mute. “Uh. Am I mistaken? Those are the terms, right?” “So very close, Vala,” calls out Sandra from the sidelines. “But so very wrong.”Anya, wordlessly angry, initiates the first hit. Roll 1d100+30
Rolled 48 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36005885
Rolled 24 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36005885Here goes
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>36005885Bah, not battle ready! Totally not!
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>36005885
Rolled 20 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36005885
>>36005919Well, we probably don't die but I don't think we got her in one hit.
So, what if we use clothes break and just break off all her armor? She'll forfeit the fight like in my mongolian cartoons.
>>36006049>mongolian cartoons>not Tibetan shadowbox features
>>36006062Oh, I didn't know that's where it originated from. I'm kind of pleb tier.
>>36005910Damn this is going to hurt...
She rushes in on the first hit, but you've prepared yourself for that. Taking a quick slice, Anya goes for your shoulder. You blast her with a torrent of fire, spewing inferno to force her to keep her distance. You rip through the arena's flooring, breaking the ground beneath Anya. She uses the breaking earth to jump off splintering rocks, launching herself into attack range. The blade of the sword misses, but a sharp current of air nicks your left arm. The cut isn't enough for you to start bleeding, but it's alarming nonetheless.She takes a defensive stance, holding her ground for now. Definitely waiting for you to make your next cast. You try your hand at cast faster spells, rotating between fire, lightning, and air. Anya steps forward, disappearing from your sight. It seems to be something akin to a short teleport. Nevertheless, wait until she rematerializes before you shoot her with a blast of lightning. The arc of lightning strikes her shield, but Anya's relatively unaffected, still dashing forward, arcing her sword back for a heavy slash.The blade sinks in cleanly, gouging the side of your arm. The blood spatter clouds your vision, but you manage to throw out a nova of wind to prevent her from inflicting further injury. She takes her defensive stance again. >Attack to gain the offensive. >Play defensive. Save your casting for when she gets too close.>Stand your ground. Lay down more advanced spells.
>>36006140We rolled an 82 and we main magic. I think we're fine for now
>>36006231>>Play defensive. Save your casting for when she gets too close.
>>36006231>Attack to gain the offensive.
>>36006231"Look, maybe we got off on the wrong foot. Let's start over. Hi, my name's Vala. What's your's?"
>>36006231>Stand your ground. Lay down more advanced spells.
>>36006231>Play defensive. Save your casting for when she gets too close.
>>36006231>>Stand your ground. Lay down more advanced spells.
>>36006231>Stand your ground. Lay down more advanced spells.Is this where we accidentally level the arena?
>>36006240Pretty sure it hurt.
>>36006231>>Play defensive. Save your casting for when she gets too close.But try to get a regen spell up.
Stand your ground wins. Roll 1d100+30
Rolled 56 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36006333
Rolled 29 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36006333
Rolled 68 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36006333
>>36006305I want to say yes but somehow without killing anyone?
Rolled 85 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>36006333
>>36006350Again with the fourth roll.
>>36006333So Nano, what would we have had to have rolled in the last one to succeed? We rolled 80+ with modifiers
>>36006375I think it was a 110DC
>>36006375Somewhat higher. You don't know Anya's stats or traits currently.[/spoiler[
>>36006375We're fighting in close combat (in the same stadium as her), so we're at a hefty disadvantage. I'm guessing we needed at least a 70 to break even on that exchange.
>>36006387>DC 110Why. I mean seriously, we're rolling a 1d100 here, why are we going up to 100+ DCs in not even the sixth thread?
>>36006413Because modifiers have more weight than luck than usual here, and that's a good thing?
>>36006413Go big or go home, lil nigga.
>>36006443Luck is entirely dependant on why we would win this fight you fucking dolt, we have to roll from what >>36006397 said at least 80+
>>36006413We're literally in the heart of an opposing god's power. And we're fighting her in her preferred form of combat, at a range that has us at a huge disadvantage. And you're surprised that the DC's pretty darn high?
>>36006468that 80+ is WITH modifiers. The actual roll was 52.
>>36006468oh, and the mean of best of 3d100 is 75.5, without crits
I feel like we've been thrown into this duel with no options to avoid it. No chance to try to talk or player choice just straight to combat.
>>36006734>no options to avoid it.We could have not faffed about with whatshisface.
>>36006734>>36006757Plus low rolls on the check.
Planting your feet down, you disengage from your physical self, and tap into the Wish Current. The wishes and thoughts of believers flood into you, imbuing you with spiritual force. You return to the physical plane, soul alight with aether. She remains still, anticipating your next move. You cast, but you keep your eyes level with hers, pretending that you're playing on the defensive as well. You need some more time to charge your next spell. Hesitant to enter your area, Anya circles around you, measuring her distance carefully. But that's exactly what you want. And then she gets it. Realizing that you're gathering energy for your next spell, she rushes in for a free strike. But it's much too late. The skies darken, granting temporary night in the arena. You unleash a torrent of random angle blasts, shooting seven per second in the general direction of her. You throw out orbs that create a crescent-shaped arc of lightning around the arena. Anya, mid-dash, is unable to dodge the storm of magical bursts and lightning blasts, taking the brunt of the attack head-on. Her armor is heavily damaged, and Anya herself is wounded. Some blood drips from her forehead, while burn marks and bruises line the rest of her body.Your pain from your wound pulses across your body, but you can handle the waves of agony for now. Anya has a more balanced position, thrusting her shield forward with her sword drawn behind it. But she's heavily leaning on her right foot.>Set a trap and wait for her to strike. >Overpower her with constant spells. You have the offensive now. >Catch her off guard with a small, concentrated attack. >
>>36006935>Catch her off guard with a small, concentrated attack. Take advantage of her left side being fucked up.
>>36006935>>Catch her off guard with a small, concentrated attack.
>>36006984>>36007018If she's a practiced warrior, she'll probably expect something like this
>>36006935>Overpower her with constant spells. You have the offensive now.
>>36006757We aren't a war god, we try to talk our problems away then if that doesn't work, magic. We weren't given the chance to talk to her after she challenged us or just ignore/delay the challenge and find out what is actually going on in Arkad before you know being in a duel to the "death" with their deity. The lack of choice/chance to respond is what bothers me.
>>36006935Hit her with a few flashy cantrips that take no real effort or power to throw then,>Catch her off guard with a small, concentrated attack.
>>36006935>Set a trap and wait for her to strike.
>>36006935>Catch her off guardWhen she charges, attack her left from the side, while charging towards her.Before you collide, make an earth pillar under her.
>>36006935>Set a trap and wait for her to strike.Lets take advantage of how the last time she waited we scored a major hit.
>>36007107>while charging towards herHeeeeeeeell no
>>36006935>Set a trap and wait for her to strikeThis may or may not be awesome
Called for catching her off guard. Forgive me, but:Roll 1d100+40
Rolled 38 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 4 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 31 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 20 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 33 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 29 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>36007232
Rolled 85 (1d100)Oi. This isn't a good day for dufuses armed with artillery.
>>36007264Just barely cleared it. Very nice. Writing now.
Rolled 90 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>36007232
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>36007232Hoping that OP won't take modified dice.
Hey guys? Do we even have enough BP to abscond with our posse before the tries to throw us in chains and force us to fight their wars for them? I know it's usually 10 BP, but we have a normal human with us now.
>>36007264Wrenloft with the clutch save again. please be careful thou homie, you a grab bag with the dice roll.
>>36007727We'll probably gain some BP from the aftermath of this fight
>>36007727>force us to fight their wars for themthat was in the fine print of the duel, wasn't it?
>>36008014Pretty sure that's why this is supposed to be a fight to the death. The more worthy deity gets to serve, the lesser is culled so it won't join the opposition.
>>36007954I don't know man, we've been pretty unimpressive so far.
“Do you really think that you can win?”asks Anya. Her shield hums, glinting an ethereal white in the dull light in the arena. “You, who thinks that battle is to be toyed with. This is MY arena. I kill to protect and unify.”You silently draw on your inner wish powers, consuming every drop of spiritual power you have available. You'll worry about the consequences later. “But do you have to kill? Why can you not protect by stopping this?”“Do you not see?” She takes a few steps forward, refusing to show any weakness on her left side. “You only make it worse. This is my home. This is my life. And yet the rebels do not return to us.”“I wonder, though.” You give her an apologetic look. “If your kingdom will really spare them. If they secede, they why not the rest of the conquered populace? The slaves? The lesser-folk?”She quivers, breathing sharply. “...I'm sorry.”Then she re-brandishes her blade. You engage, throwing out a few minor bolts of energy, forcing Anya to dodge left and right rather than advancing forward. Moving onto intermediate level spells, you send a ripple of air through the arena, pushing Anya back. Her left side falters, making her lose her position. Seizing the opportunity, you move on to advanced artes. Anya regains her balance, wasting no time to dash forward while you're open. Rolling back, you slam on the ground, sprouting a line of trees to block her path. She smashes them, stampeding through with her shield. The very base of the tree splinters, crackling in its destruction. And she disappears once again. This time, she goes for the stab, relocating in front of you. But you move right. Her left side's badly hurt, so she doesn't have her full range to get a decisive hit. But it's a hit nonetheless. The sword sinks straight into your left shoulder, rekindling the sparks of the pain in your entire body. You move forward, allowing the blade to sink further into your wound. A point-blank shot.
>>36008282>A point-blank shot.Vala thought this would look cool and forgot he was a goddamned ranged fighter, am I right?
>>36008282You release a slow, drifting shot. It flies no more than one meter before touching Anya, enveloping the entire arena in a shimmering light.Anya, restored and healed, slumps to the floor. You, on the other hand, are still a god damn bloody mess. Through pursed lips, she quietly asks you.“Why? Why did you spare me again?” The tears from her eyes overflow, causing her to wipe them away. But they don't stop. “Do you hate me so much that you can't bear to even kill me?” You grit your teeth. The pain is excruciating, pounding through every fiber of your body. “No. It's called mercy. I'd like to bestow you this gift of clemency.” “I—no...” she murmurs. When she cries, there's a faint trembling of her shoulders. Anya reaches for the support of her shield, hiding behind her material defenses. Her body wracks with heaving sobs.> +179+11 = 190/100 BPFrankly, you're rather sick and tired of this war. Of hurting people and hopelessly attempting to protect everyone. Why must the ideal be unattainable? It shouldn't be this way. But it is the work of a god and only a god to attain the impossible. >Spend BP (Currently: 190/100)
>>36008461Spend 50BP on fixing up the place. We did use quite alot of magic and probably wrecked the area.
>>36008461put 150 into a miracle
>>36008461Max out BP for peace miracle if possible.
>>36008503nospend it on making a ring offer to marry her
>>36008461...we could always remind her that we seriously thought we were marrying her by agreeing to this mess, and we're not one to kill needlessly, let alone off our spouse.
>>36008542>>36008538yes yes yes
>>36008461I'm thinking about going back and healing up, dunno what else to do, but consider it any anti-vote towards teh marriage stuff.
>>36008461>Spend all BP and free every slave we can in this empireIs it out of character? Probably. But it also seems like something Vala might do on a whim.
>>36008461>attain the impossibleI dunno. I'm not quite sure how to end this far beyond mass mind-control. We just aren't in the position to do it, even with one miracle.We would need to change the minds of an entire nation, as well as any they've attacked. Saving each and every slave cleanly would already take up most of the miracle.We could completely close off Arkad from other nations, but the reason they're conquering is probably due to a lack of resources, so we would only be sentencing them to death.
>>36008461Spend BP to heal us and the rest on a peace miracle if possible.
>>36008538>>36008528>>36008542Fuck it, why not both?
>>36008461>Spend 150BP to raise Lillian's stats+1 Magic+1 Strength
>>36008461First off, spend some healing ourselves. Then, let's just destroy every weapon nearby. Every last one, within the city, crumbles into dust. Not even a sharpened kitchen knife or shiv scrap remains. "I don't want any more killing. Not by my hand or anyone else's. I only want to win so the fighting can stop."
>>36008633Sounds good to me. Not really interested in pushing an I win button.
>>36008593This entire duel was an excuse to throw a harem member at us. We're a god I think we'd be okay with a couple of wives.
>>36008461>Spend all BP>Free all the slaves. What is Arkad without its people? Considering most of area is probably conquered territory
>>36008641You know what? Fuck it I like that, do this
>>36008461Might want to try some guidance with what's possible or not with our bp and influence gm.
>>36008622I see no reason to oppose
>>36008461Peace...>Miracle - Spend BP to turn the stadium into a public garden, fruit trees, a clean water spring feeding a series of shallow pools for recreation, generally tranquil and reassuring atmosphere.Turn a place of War and Death into Peace and Life. Or something.
>>36008670Here>>36008641Let's do this instead
>>36008641then turn them into something useful swords to plowshares
>>36008641>>36008528>>36008542I like these
>>36008641Calling for this.Writing!
>>36008461>>36008597my best idea:If the problem is famine, then cause a green apocalypse without the apocalypse part. Cause fruitful plants to grow from all the weapons and siege engines of the empire.also a vote against this marrying crap
>>36008664I just really dislike that trite harem shit. I mean, we're sort of locked into now I know but I just don't want to be picking up every woman we have a xonversation with.
>>36008641So, you want to put the vast majority of craftsmen and artisans in the city out of business. You want to destroy every brick of sufficient weight to bludgeon someone to death with as well?Seems like overkill and to a warlike people probably an act of great disrespect if not outright hostility.
>>36008704>>36008720>>36008756>>36008641Combine for win ?
>>36008737Fuck. This is going to backfire massively.
>>36008737well fuck me, I'm too late. Simply destroying their weapons will only make them more desperate and cruel in their attempts at conquest.it needs to be something that removes their ability to make war AND remove the incentive of war.
Turn arkad into a confederacy of states. They still have their people and resources but any tribal groups or villages that were fucked over have more control and their land back. Destroying all weapons is a silly idea. They will be invaded as soon as word gets out.
>>36008737Their entire country will be fucked.
>>36008737I...I left. For five minutes. To go do something else.I did not expect it to actually get support...oh god what have i done
>>36008892you've killed Arkad. And possibly all their slaves as well. War is Hell.
>>36008934All is fair in War and War
>>36008844Look at it this way, at least we made it really easy for their external enemies to crush them and their internal disaffected to rise up and over throw the established order. I'd say we've given them about two month of internal struggle and maybe a 35% chance of getting outright ganked by the other regional powers. No matter what their economy's about to take a huge fucking hit, so the usual surge in poverty, malnutrition etc. ought to be on the horizon. The elites and emperor probably still have more than enough personal power an resources to whether the storm though, so a lot of people are going to die and it's going to be a mess here for 5 years to maybe 2 generations, but still a pretty good chance of Arkad pulling through and being hardened by the experience.
>>36008955But we're a lover not a fighter. And that's why we fight dirty.
>>36008892Your agnst fueled I don't want to fight so I'll destroy all their weapons, might have just led to the decline and fall of Arkad. They have a shitty economy which is apparently why they have to conquer you just took a large chunk of their means to do so. Economic collapse followed with the outer provinces rebelling. Their entire country is going to fall apart. You just killed not rome.
>>36009009>hardened by the experienceIt's a coin toss even IF they survive whether the ruling party will come out horribly corrupt or really, really good at their job.
>>36009062I'm not feeling too broken up about it
>>36008892welcome to /tg/ where anything can be used to horrifying effect, especially open ended choices.Thread 5: where sharks are jumped.
>>36009062AHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA Fuck I didn't actually expect anyone to pick that option.Oh shit, we'll just run off after this, and about 30 threads from now, Anya will find us.>Vala...do you know what you've done?! *tears running down her eyes, the fury of a billion quasars raging behind her eyes*>I helped!
Incoming regional power struggles, with god wmds.
>>36009009The weapons of the ruling class will get wiped out as well, leaving them all vulnerable. I guarantee riots will happen that the ruling class can only contain with manpower and there's going to be widespread civil war
>>36009009Or maybe it just means the rebels win now. Which we were thinking about helping with anyway.
Its okay guys just spend another miracle to give them all god crafted weapons of high quality
>>36009009Eh, they still have their secondary cities and the armies in the field. Most likley, they need to pull in their main army to cover the complete evaporation of their strategic reserve.
>>36009207The rebels advocated pacifism, not vulnerability. When the other countries come for revenge and Arkad is ravaged by civil war and its inability to police itself, the rebels won't be able to take care of all the refugees.
>>36009150The ruling class has magic and/or very high strength stats. I think they, and those who find the status quo convenient, can make do without weapons against an unruly mob. Gonna be a blood bath, gonna be fairly one sided at first.Or there'll be a military coup to "maintain security and stability in our great nation." Goes that way fairly often as well.
> 190-150 = 40/100 BP >Miracles (innate) – 3 → 4The Goddess Mana calls you forth. You feel rather despondent about the current situation. What should you do? Not many know. Being a deity is hard. Though, you would never disclose this to anybody, only to those in the Wish Current. A divine congregation of ethereal fae shines through the bleakness. You rejoin the Wish Current, only to emerge once again in the physical world. Though your wounds are still there, you are replenished with a new energy. Your wounds, already scars, begin to dissipate. The sword stuck in your shoulder clatters to the ground as you rematerialize. And you are righteous. Weapons are but tools for war, right? Then why not destroy each and every weapon in Arkad? The sword chips into smaller shards, eventually crumbling into fragments. Various crowd members start to announce their confusion. Confusion turns into shouts of panic as their weapons disintegrate into infinitesimal grains of sand. The weapons all disappear into nothingness. The arena itself dismantles into nothingness, capsizing in grandeur of of a sinking ship. Each and every shackle of the bindings of slaves click free, releasing them from their imprisonment. And it is complete pandemonium. “Vala,” Sandra comes out of the crumbling remains of the arena. “What did you do?” “Hopefully,” you darkly mutter, “I helped.” “Did you err?” Lillian asks patiently. “I compromised,” you sigh.
>>36009323We destroyed them. We are a dark and terrible god indeed.
>>36009323oh. Here we go. Can't even do damage control, since I gotta go. Can't WAIT to see what happens in a few hours.
>>36009323"There are no more weapons in the city. Riders should be sent out to the main army that it needs to pull back, as the strategic reserve in the capital is now gone. If you assemble the guards quickly, Anya, you can prevent a full-scale riot from mobbing the disarmed upper class. Of course, this means you'd have to break the terms of the duel..."
Death lots and lots of death. Slave revolts, rebellion, invasion. Only took use five threads to destroy a country. Gods are dicks.
>>36009384And yes, this is me, the same guy who came up with the idea to remove all weapons.This, right here, was my plan for it. Force her to have more pressing concerns than an honor duel.
>>36009413I think they've earned it.
>>36009359Eh, the streets will run red with the blood of sinners and innocents. The usual. But on the up side, since this is an externally imposed event the odds of the population rejecting our message of peace and coming at us later, probably with the help of the rebels who are much more likely to put down their weapons to save their countrymen than continue in their armed opposition. I wonder how they'll invade a sky island though?
You know, the whole "no weapons" thing seems a bit more pointless when magic exists.
>>36009440I can't imagine they'd even want to try after what we've just done.
>>36009384Do you honestly stink that you haven't just condemned her to killing the insurgent elements in her city? Have you not seen the lengths she's gone to, the horrors she's born, to maintain Arkad thus far? Do you honestly think she's capable of making that choice?No. She'll kill the city to save the empire. Amputate the rot to save the whole.
>>36009464Doesn't it? Well, at least the slave riots ought to deny them their main source of menial labor. Though I suppose that means they'll need new slaves to replace the dead, so more war. Man this turn of events is depressing.
>>36009494But the ruling party is still there. If the riots prevent the royal family from leaving the city, then an enemy army rushing in would kill everyone of import. The army would fall into disarray...which might leave her in a position to take command.we might have just fucked ourselves. Correction, I might have just fucked us all.
>>36009494Then very shorlty she'll take a massive hit to her bp and Minerva will be able to negate her on the field completely.>>36009464>>36009542Sadly I think we'd need to have a wish int f 10 and a 1000 bp to really fix this, anything less would be at best a stopgap.
I guess this just means we're going to have to tell the rebels to fuck off when they try to invade.Seems like this might be an alright way to force peace of we swing it right.
>>36009489What choice do they have? We just declared ourself an existential threat to them. You can't just let those go running around cause one day they will decide to wipe you from the face of the earth.
>>36009576But what makes you think that the rebels are opposed by the public?
>>36009553>I might have just fucked all of us.Probably not, I mean, we aren't even the god of this place. All you did is create a giant power vacuum that we personally are more or less ineligible to fill, but that's just the perfect shape for a seriously strong god to grow from. And these people are probably going to be pissed with us for a few generations, so yeah, sky islands probably can fall.
>>36009576Current rebels just want to be left alone and have their freedom. Rebels in other parts of Arkad will cause bloodshed. Arkad will shatter into a bunch of different pieces.
>>36009609Because the public is a little worried about the other wars of annexation Arkad's currently fighting, and those rebel's are attacking the homeland while it's in a state of crisis? That's more or less their attitude before we go and create this mess.
>>36009669Meaning lots of lesser gods to distract Anya from us.While she's bringing them to heel we can get our own pantheon up and running for next time.
>>36009323Dear Anya, please have the strength to undo our folly and stop the horror we have unleashed upon your people. Amen.
The ruins of Arkad are a sight to see. Well. Though they're not ruins, the empirical buildings that towered over the rest of the non-military junctures have crumbled to pieces. Without weapons, Halcyon and the royalty were quickly deposed and taken to custody. Rolan, who was reportedly a support of the rebel nation, informed the monarchy's opposition. The rebels, seizing this opportunity, overturned the government and quickly redistributed power to its respective nations. The nations, weak as they are, decided to unite and create a more democratic system of many states. The large kingdom of Arkad is but the large nation of Arkadia now. Minerva, now the Deity of Arkadia, smiles cheerily at you.“How are things?” you ask. “We're getting by.” Minerva fiddles with her hair. “I must say, it's surprisingly hard to get people to vote on anything. Not that it matters to me.” “Huma—” You stop yourself. “Sounds like progress to me.” “Sure. We've taken up agriculture, too. We're doing okay enough. Still might need some help.” “And Anya?” Minerva flounders about a little. “Good.” “Can you tell her I'm sorry?” She hesitates. “...Sure. Tell Sandra I said hello.” “I will.”
>>36009708Oh, a war between pantheons! How very apocalyptic.
>>36009669Best way to make sure someone never fucks with you again is to curbstomp them while their pants are down.
>>36009750Better than expected.
>>36009750...did we just end the quest?
>>36009750Oh, we hamstrung them instead of creating a monster. That went much better than expected. Kind of surprised by the lack of ethnic and geographic in fighting since clearly some of these nations are self sufficient and it sounds like their federal government is fairly weak, but eh, whatever.
>>36009806I will be so pissed.
>>36009750~handwave everything is okay. Also they had cities without agriculture what the fuck.
>>36009806Looks like. Or this branch of it anyway.We will never see Anya again, since she no longer has a sword to stab us with.
>>36009836Other nations were already bloodied from warring with Arkad. They saw an oppurtunity for peace and took it.
>>36009875Or she has a psychotic break and goes full demon lord on us.
Reading this quest feels like I'm reading the transcript for some anime
>>36009902Blame us being overpoweringly lucky for the first 4 threads.
>>36009872>cities without agriculturePastoral costal communities with heavy imports of edible plants because of inferior soil? Nah, they probably just previously used magic for food production and send any able bodied youth into the army. Now that they're not a conquest based economy they needed to find some way to cheaply employ people, so the previously automated agriculture system goes manual.
>>36009900Sounds like she's still in a corner crying over the slow death of her beloved city/empire, not like she's ready to tear us into tiny fleshed chunks of dead god.
I'm so anxious for the next update. Don't let it be over OP.
Lymarck has been relatively peaceful. Lillian returned back to the village with open arms from Arden. They shared a moment of tears together, one that made you really uncomfortable to stand around. Ffion Isles is relatively unchanged. The villages are peaceful and the community is sustainable. Not too shabby.“Vala.” Sandra calls out, tidying up the temple. “What does it mean to be a god?” “Many wives,” Yuna chips in. She's busy occupying the cot. Ignoring Yuna's remark, you retort, “I'll tell you once you answer what it means to be human.” “...I can't answer that properly,” Sandra laments. “Good. Because there's no proper answer.” You throw yourself on the couch.“Beware, mortals,” Sandra sardonically grumbles. “This is the face of a deity who demolished an entire nation.”You shrug. “Gods, right?” “...Gods,” Sandra shakes her head in defeat.
>>36009962Here's hoping, her going destroyer of worlds on us would be a b*tch especially since Minerve is so busy she wouldn't see it coming in time.
>>36009902It was comedy slice of life the first couple of threads. I was content to just chill with our cute follower. Then we get dropped into the middle of a war zone and had harem shit thrown at us one after the other with no real characterization for the girls. OP moved way too fast and we were just along for the ride most of the time. This quest is pretty much over in my eyes.
End of the first chapter!It's not over. Even if you desperately want it to be.Now's the time to bombard me with your questions and comments and complaints about what happened in Arkad.
>>36010058did we just get harem end?
>>36010058Did you really expect it to end so eloquently?
>>36010030While I wouldn't go that far, you have a point. OP. Slow down. Develop the characters more. You did that in the beginning, now we have two new companions we barely know and just took down a nation. First 3 threads were wonderful. Last two were sub-par. Please slow down.
>>36010058I'm still enjoying it thoroughly. Just keep doing what you want to do, you seem to have an idea of where you're going and I like it.
>>36010087This, it feels kind of like you rushed it. What's the hurry man?
>>36010058So how peacefully is it really in Arkadia? What happened to the last generations of gods? Will Lillian be coming back or will she and Arden just do their own thing til they get threatened again? Will we have time to explore other areas on the map? Will the other demi nations of Arkadia get their own less deities? What will happen to Anya?
>>36010058While I totally agree with what we sid, I hope it didn't derail your plans for this story too badly.
>>36010058How likely is it for civil tension/unrest/war coming back at a later time in Arkadia?
>>36010058Honestly: the only thing I can think of is a quote "Not with a bang, but with a whimper"Serious anticlimax probably need to slow things down more.>>36010087Well that, and the other gods that we could possibly recruit into our pantheon seem to have been suddenly lost. I mean heck, I would have been EASY for us to have Ffion isles join this democratic league or whatever, making us the head deity, but we can't because you skipped over that decision in a paragraph before we knew what was happening.
>>36010079No. >>36010085Of course. No.>>36010087>>36010115>>36010100Admittedly, I'm newer to QMing and let the rails fly off the tracks. I let rolls and /tg/ dictate a lot of the story.
>>36010058If instead of brute forcing the social upheaval we'd actually just talked to Anya could we have gotten her to come around and avoided the messiest parts of what we did to castrate Arkad?
*Wouldn't mind rewinding time and slowing down, just chilling in Ffion*
>>36010163yeah, having more moments to choose our next move might make things more fun
>>36010176How many BP would it take to create a new deity to serve a specific roll? Because both Minerva and Anya seem too forthright to make decent politicians and it sounds like that's what Arkadia needs if it wants to survive.
>>36010176>I let rolls and /tg/ dictate a lot of the story.If you let us romp free we'll just tear up the universe you created without any real sense of doing anything. Guide us a little.For instance, I would have liked teaming up with Roland, shenanigans, starting a rebel faction in the city, taking down Halcyon, more shenanigans, etc etc. And feel free to slap our shit when rolls get too good, you can't have us do exceedingly well all the time, no sense of effort.
>>36010058Slow the hell down. This stuff should have happened in like thread 10 or 15 at the earliest. Develop the characters. You threw a bunch at us without giving them any real depth or time to develop. More player choice would be nice, often times it seems like we are just along for the ride. The straight into a duel was bad. We didn't even get a chance to talk to Anya. You are also married to the anime tropes a bit too much. Also our major actions need consequences both good and bad.
>>36010176Did Minerva end up joining us like she said she would?
>>36010130Arcadia has its ups and downs, but is relatively peaceful. The last generation of gods will be the same as the next chapter. Lillian is still in your follower group. She returned to Lymarck because that's where she has her shrine. More map choices will be available next time, as well as revisiting old areas. >AnyaStill relevant to the next chapter.>>36010179Yes, you could have talked to Anya, but it would also involve a lot of bloodshed in the interim between these talks. The monarchy would have still been an issue.>>36010197Noted.>>36010244>create a new deityNot your jurisdiction>>36010264Also noted.>>36010269No. Arcadia made things too busy for her. Not that she wouldn't be compliant.
You may want to consider retconning to after thread 3 and fleshing out the story a bit.
>>36010264If there's a penality for dice then why bother having it?
>>36010294I disagree with the retcon, I do agree with flashback episode
>>36010294Yes so /tg/ and mess things up all over again, We might as well just deal with this and move on. Otherwise we'll never get anywhere.
>>36010294Honestly, the only thing which Might need a retcon are the last two posts where a TON of decisions happened on autopilot. I mean, we turned down a golden opportunity to become the head diety of a superpower without consulting the players. Even if /tg/ would say no in the end, that's the sorta thing you really have to ask your players.
Retconfags are the worst.
>>36010301I didn't like how our destroying Arkad was wrapped up nice and neat in a little epilogue without us having to deal with the fallout. We also had no hand in helping to shape post-swordbreaking Arkad. I think we should get a title now like Vala the Swordbreaker or the Helper
>>36010294>>36010185>>36010261>>36010368>>36010370Might not retcon. Just pretend this season was a pilot episode.
>>36010289Will we have the opportunity to join our home to Arcadia and become the new head deity?>>36010388honestly, only >>36010021and >>36009750were the real problems. You simply skipped over WAY to much stuff.
>>36010322More or less what I meant Not really, movin dem goalposts.>>36010336What about a flashback like anon mentioned so we can gain some background and actually care about the newer characters.>>36010368I really need to think when I say shit.>>36010370>>>36010388Nah, flashback would be cool though.
>>36010426There are still a lot of possibilities. Sorry 'bout this mishap, all. >>36010426>>36010322Alrighty. Noted.On a scale from one to maximum spaghetti, how bad did I handle this fumble?
>>36010512probably a 7 or 8
>>360105124-6 you know you messed up and aren't lashing out about it, or getting super defensive or just quitting.
>>36010512Decently I think. Sorta waiting on how much we can move things around in a flashback. If we can actually make decisions that will move things around a bit I'll personally have no issues. Because simply having flashbacks where you can't change the outcomes of our relations with people doesn't really work to well in my experience.
>>360105124 or 5. We covered a lot of ground way too fast, but I think we were going in the right direction. I just really hope there's more in store for this quest.
>>36010566Probably because flashbacks with predetermined outcomes are the literal definition of railroading. So yeah, that's a thing that you have to be very careful about.
>>36010512About a good 6, considering you're a fresh QM you did alright though.
>>36010512Don't.feel too bad OP. You're still a really good writer who came up with an interesting world with some very compelling characters in it. We chose.to have this happen. You did the best you could with what we gave ya.
>>36010614If they're to provide insight into some of the characters introduced, the QM might go into a bit of narration with how they were dealing with some of the political issues while Vala just goes around his town being a pleasant naive god.
>>36010512Its not BAD, as such. For something so powerful as a miracle, you should have given time or maybe even discussed the options and their consequences.We didn't know enough about Arkad's perspective to make such a heavy-handed decision, even though Anya was right there to explain her side.There were definitely deaths. When Vala "freed" the slaves, it's likely that a fifth were recaptured, a fourth died escaping, and who knows how many died in the chaos and due to not knowing how to be self-sufficient.There's a lot of stuff to explore and obligations to fulfill before we can skip ahead back to ffion.
>>36010512>>36011307As for characters, we only ever get to see them at their lowest, and while you may think that's appropriate for rolling some sleeves for diety work, it just feels like waifu power fantasies.We need more information about the characters AND their problem to properly help them instead of making things worse.Also, it might be better to actually discuss ehat it means to be a god, or at least consider whether our meddling ultimately helps the person in question.
>>36011307Where did you get those numbers?also, there are gods involved, and the rebel's army was still armed (technically not part of arkad anymore)Do you really expected disarmed soldiers to go after slaves with their bare hands? With the populace seeing such major miracle happening they are not going to start rioting.Also, you are discounting anya's significance and trouncing her so publically as well the effects of our choice of dialog with her during such.furthermore, the top general arkad's military is explicitly said to have revealed tied to the rebels and helped keep things organized.also, didn't vala accidentally slaughter a troop of arkad soldiers with a tornado?
>>36011881>numbersIt's mostly an estimate. Without arms, a lot less slaves can be recaptured. Assuming that the slavers still have magic, a lot of slaves would still die.More importantly, the slaves are lacking in food, organization, shelter, and are in the midst of people they CANNOT trust. It's likely that they'll either run to the forests or start stealing food, both risking death.
>>36012953its not an estimate, an estimate is based on some sort of extremely rough figures.these figures were pulled out of your assAnd you completely ignored every single argument I actually madeAs for wizard slavers, wizards are fairly rare, those who are also slavers rarer still. And those who are, are not going to fight to the death in a divine intervention scenario.You seem to be imagining a giant prison, instead of slaves actually integrated into a society. Keeping all your slaves in cages is stupid, a slave in a cage isn't doing work.Starvation doesn't happen overnight, and there are no forests in the middle of a city.Shelter they already have. Running away is unnecessary. And there are plenty of people they can trust. From the rebels who are coming in to occupy the nation to people they know who aren't their owners and have treated them with kindness before. (eg, tim the smith is such a nice feller. I talk to him every day when I buy groceries for the master's dinner. Jack the tailor is kind of an arse though, thinks he is too good to chat with a slave)Also, again you keep on grossly underestimating people's reaction to such a major divine intervention. a lot of people are just going to see what has happened and come to the conclusion that MAYBE they shouldn't make trouble for the god who just did this miracle and will play along nicely.
>>36011881>>36012953Most of the gods in Arkad are with Arkad, aren't they? Why wouldn't they stop the slaves?>disarmed soldiersyes, if their boss is ordering them to recapture malnourished slaves>tied to the rebelsthat depends on how fast the rebels sweep in to take control, I guess.If the military who actually sided with the rebels tried to help the slaves, I'm pretty sure the slaves would just resist on account of, you know, the military being the ones who enslaved them in the first place.
>>36013023>Most of the gods in Arkad are with Arkad, aren't they?No. where are you getting all those imaginary gods from?>yes, if their boss is ordering them to recapture malnourished slavesmalnurished slaves are extremely inefficient at doing work.if a god just shattered my sword and freed some slaves, and my boss told me to go catch that slave bare handed, I would punch him in the face and tell him to shove it. because i am not an idiot.>that depends on how fast the rebels sweep in to take control, I guess.pretty damn fast considering just how many gods are supporting them now. They are under the direct command of a decently strong goddess and there are 3 gods in town in case shit DOES hit the fan.>If the military who actually sided with the rebels tried to help the slaves, I'm pretty sure the slaves would just resist on account of, you know, the military being the ones who enslaved them in the first place.resist... what? being free?how are they going to do that?
>>36013019>these figures were pulled out of your asswell...you're not wrong.> And those who are, are not going to fight to the death in a divine intervention scenario.they don't have to, they just need to take potshots at the slaves running away>You seem to be imagining a giant prison, instead of slaves actually integrated into a society. Keeping all your slaves in cages is stupid, a slave in a cage isn't doing work.hmm, you're right. A lot of slaves probably wouldn't have bodyguards keeping them in check in the first place. Point taken.>Shelter they already have.what shelter? Alleyways?> people they know who aren't their owners and have treated them with kindness before.point taken> a lot of people are just going to see what has happened and come to the conclusion that MAYBE they shouldn't make trouble for the god who just did this miracle and will play along nicely.so they'll just stand there? for days? Okay, maybe they would.>>36013057>No. where are you getting all those imaginary gods from?hold up, when you say "there are gods involved" did you mean just the 3 gods and Anya?>if a god just shattered my sword and freed some slaves, and my boss told me to go catch that slave bare handed, I would punch him in the face and tell him to shove it. because i am not an idiot.fine, point taken>pretty damn fast considering just how many gods are supporting them now.The main problem is mobilization. The majority of the armed forces would need to spread out throughout Arkad, and teleportation of that scale is a bit too much for at least 2 of those gods.>resist... what? being free?being relocated back home. We can't just leave them there, can we?>how are they going to do that?hiding. running.