>Character Listing>http://pastebin.com/5Xw1C75JCharacter listing has been updated with new information, check it out!>Terminology Pastebin>http://pastebin.com/R7RKmVS9>Archive>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Wulin+Hero+Quest>Twitter>https://twitter.com/WulinHero?lang=en>Sky's Character Sheet>Cultivation: C+>Internal Arts: Heaven's Blessings (C+,)>External Arts: Endless Sky Forms (C+), Carefree Saber (C-)>Techniques: 1rst Form Yin-Yang Rotation, 2nd Form Traversing the Instant Path, >Character Listing>http://pastebin.com/5Xw1C75JCharacter listing has been updated with new information, check it out!>Terminology Pastebin>http://pastebin.com/R7RKmVS9>Archive>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Wulin+Hero+Quest>Twitter>https://twitter.com/WulinHero?lang=en>Sky's Character Sheet>Cultivation: C+>Internal Arts: Heaven's Blessings (C+,)>External Arts: Endless Sky Forms (C+), Carefree Saber (C-)>Techniques: 1rst Form Yin-Yang Rotation, 2nd Form Traversing the Instant Path, 3rd Form Dragon Qi Enlightenment
>>36663469You, uh, havin' some trouble with your OP there Sage?
>>36663488Hush you.>captcha: easaey lovfer How dare you say that about Skt captcha! He's as pure as virgin snow!
>>36663469"Breakfast, Hero Lightning Tiger?" the Yuan Clan servant says, walking into your room with a tray of food."Sure. And stop calling me that," you say off-handedly as you do one-handed push-ups upside down."Uh...I was told Hero Lightning Tiger was undergoing bed rest?" he says surprised as he lays out the food."Of course, what does it look like I'm doing?" you say, mentally counting past thirty, and then switch to chin-ups on the wooden beam ahead."Have my friends gotten back yet?""Lady Ao is in her room and Brother Genshu is not in the manor.""No, my OTHER friends, Duan Lei and Zhu'er? One drinks like a fish and the other has green hair? Ya can't miss 'em.""I have seen neither, Hero Lightnin-""Sky. It's JUST Sky."I mean, you thought it was cool at first too but when EVERYONE calls you it you just feel weird.>WDYS?>"They left last night. Did you see them then?">"I'm going out to look for them."
>>36663681>>"They left last night. Did you see them then?"then>"I'm going out to look for them."
>>36663681>"They left last night. Did you see them then?"then>"I'm going out to look for them."
>>36663681>I'm going out to look for themAs long as we don't use too much internal energy it shouldn't fuck up our recovery.On a side-note, found a live torrent, so I'm watching the '08 adaptation of Legend of the Condor Heroes.
>>36663681>"They left last night. Did you see them then?"
>>36663681>"They left last night. Did you see them then?">"I'm going out to look for them."
>>36663681"They went out to get food for me last night. How about then, did you see them then?" you ask impatiently."I did not, Hero Ligh-...Sky. I was in another part of the palace. The servants provided food for you, did we not?" he inquired politely."....okay, that's it, I'm going looking for them," you say, dropping from your chin-ups and putting up your free-flowing hair into it's customary braid and putting your shirt back on."B-but, Hero Lightning Tiger!" he says, forgetting your correction in his distress. "I was told you were supposed to be in strict bed rest!">WDYS?>"So stop me." [Ignore Him]>"Bed rest doesn't leave me inclined to stick around while my only friends in the world vanish." [Protest]
>>36663908>"Bed rest doesn't leave me inclined to stick around while my only friends in the world vanish." [Protest]
>>36663908>>"So stop me." [Ignore Him]because lets why not
>>36663908>>"Bed rest doesn't leave me inclined to stick around while my only friends in the world vanish." [Protest]
>>36663908>"So stop me." [Ignore Him]
>>36663908>So stop me
>>36663908>"So stop me">tfw he stops you
>>36663908" 'Bed rest' does not mean 'abandon my friends'," you say firmly, picking up your yanmaodao saber and stapping it to your back."I have orders to keep you here though!" he says, alarmed now."Funny thing; as far as I know NONE of the people I call my friends have the authority to give you orders of ANY kind. Which means whoever gave them the orders can shove it.""There...there are guards outside the door though!""I find it interesting that a sick patient needs guards," you say, finishing gearing up with a smirk.You were right; they ARE trying to keep you here for some reason. You bet this poor jackass doesn't even realize it."They weren't for YOU, Hero Lightning Tiger," he says, rolling his eyes as if it were obvious. "They were to prevent the Iron Palm Sect's men from retaliating against you while you recovered.""Yeah sure. And why don't you tell me about a shiny golden ring to put around my head you were given while you're at it?" you say with a laugh."But Hero Sky, you wouldn't attack the servants of a sect who hasn't wronged you, would you?" he says, cowering a little. He falls under that catagory as well."Who said anything about ATTACKING them?" you say with a laugh, walking up to the window. "Tell 'em hi for me!"You kick off and go sailing across the garden, landing on the branch of a tree right-leg-first before kicking off again into the air, left-leg-first now landing on a large ornamental stone, before a final kick sends to to the top of the wall surrounding the compund."Can't catch THIS Monkey King!" you say with a laugh.>WDYS?>Go looking at the inn you were at first.>Go to the Buddhist temple where Genshu is supposed to be staying at.
>>36664210>tfw he's the strongest xia ever>tfw he was dad in disguise all along
>>36664210Badass concierges are my fetish.
>>36664271>Go to the Buddhist temple where Genshu is supposed to be staying at.Acquire Genshu, take him on our Journey to the Friends
>go to the buddhist temple
>>36664271>Go looking at the inn you were at first.2freinds > than 1 if if that one is Genshu
>>36664271>>Go looking at the inn you were at first.
>>36664271>Go looking at the inn you were at first.And then >Go to the Buddhist temple where Genshu is supposed to be staying at.
>>36664271>Go looking at the inn you were at first.With our track record we'll bump into batmonk whenever he finds it convieniant and not before.
>>36664271>Go looking at the inn you were at first.You don't find Brother Genshu, he just happens to be where you're going.
>>36664417>You don't find Brother Genshu, he just happens to be where you're goingThis guy gets the joke.
>>36664271You make your way along the rooftops and walls, glad to stretch your legs after being stuck inside almost a whole day.It feels GREAT to use your Lightfoot skill again, you HATE feeling trapped.You move like a leaf on the wind, leaving the wealthy distract behind you and moving towards the travel district, landing above one of the buildings near the inn (says it's a doctor's hall), and keeping your eyes open for them.You feel the hair rise in the back of your neck; you feel a hostile presence from somewhere....>WDYD?>Stay out here and look for it.>Head inside the in.
>>36664532>Stay out here and look for it.
>>36664532>Head inside the innIt's probably just Zhu'er waiting to find out why Ao Zhengzhu was seen skipping away from our room last night with a stupid grin on her face.
>>36664532>Head inside the in.
>>36664532Be sure to use our new concealment skill either way.
>>36664532>>36664589changing my vote to >Head inside the in. we should avoid fighting in our condition
Is Yang Meilin's father Yang Wen-li, perchance?
>>36664532>Head inside the Inn.
>>36664532>I feel an imminent threat.>I'm seriously wounded and I can't fight.>I should sit here, motionless, and wait for whatever horrible thing I sense to attack.bruh
>>36664532>Head inside the innWhat good is a barfight without a bar.
>Head inside the Inn
>>36664749Hang on a sec.
>>36664818Okay, back, sorry.
>>36664899What was the issue?
>>36664920A kung fu duel, of course.
>>36664920Assassins tried to kill him, he dueled their leader and beat the rest up for not surrender afterwards.Source: all my bones hurt, we should have surrendered
>>36664920An exceptionally cute ass.>>36664980>>36664996This stuff too, but that happens so often I forgot it.>>36664532"Huh...," you say, uncertain, before hopping down and walking towards the inn.If they wanna follow, that's up to them. You might learn something if they do."Hey guy," you say to the innkeeper, who looks up and you and smiles. "Evening Hero Lightning Tiger! Your match yesterday was spectacular! Have you come to stay at my inn again! The Heavens have blessed me!" he says in joy."Uh...thanks...no I'm here asking about my two friends, Duan Lei-" you begin and he interrupts."Ah, Hunan's Swiftest Saber and your wife?""Yeah, them. Wait, she's not my-""They were here last night purchasing food, which I assumed was for you and prepared my best dishes! Haven't seen them since then though," he admits."Damn. Hey thanks man," you say, and generously tip him half a string of cash.You head outside and you feel that presence again. You turn slowly to the left.On the rooftops, far distant from you is a figure in black. You can't make out anything else."NOT my imagination then...">WDYD?>Time to meet somebody new.>If he wants to watch, he can watch.
>Time to meet somebody new.
>>36665086>>Time to meet somebody new.
>>36665086>>Time to meet somebody new.Let's say hello!
>>36665086>Time to meet somebody new. An exceptionally cute ass.?Storytiem
>>36665086>Time to meet somebody new.
>>36665086Swiggity swooty>If he wants to watch, he can watch.We're in no condition to fight.
>>36665086>Time to meet somebody new.No fighting though, it would be rather unfortunate to have our meridians explode or something.
>>36665161Hey it's not a fight, just a casual chat.
>>36665167We should keep our wits about us in case ANDAAAAAAAAA finds us again. That is a conversation that has the same drawbacks as a fight. Immense pain, confusion and a concussion.
>>36665086>If he wants to watch, he can watchWe have people we like that we need to find. He wants to say hello, he can introduce himself like a normal person instead of stalking us like a creeper.Also, more details on the Ass of Quest Delaying +1.
>>36665086>Time to meet somebody new, but maybe not let it stop us from looking for our friends.
>>36664632Nope.Her Sifu is, plus fourth years or so.>>36665142She needs directions and I had them.>>36665161I have literally no idea what that means.>>36665086You leap up to the rooftops again and make your way to the unmoving figure in black.You land on a slightly lower level of elevation from him, staring back at him.His dark brown hair is tied back like yours, though his seems shorter. At his side there's a liuyedao, a willow-leaf saber https://www.dynastyforge.com/images_products/5033d68c19622_product_large.jpg in case anyone wants to know what the weapon type looks like, which is common among military officers and guards. On his back there's a quiver of arrows with a bow inside of it."Something to say?" you ask boldly of the hard-eyed man in black."No. Something to test!" he says, then suddenly charges at you, drawing his saber!
>>36665254>WDYD?>Focus on defense!>Keep up with his offense!>Risk using Heaven's Blessings!
>>36665281>>Focus on defense!
>>36665254>Focus on defense!Learn his style then exploit holes in it.
It's that Constable Guy, isn't it? Steeleyes, right?
>>36665254>>Focus on defense!
>Keep up with his offense!
>>36665254Really? It's pretty common.
>>36665281>Focus on Defense!
>>36665359Just never seen it I guess.
>>36665254>Focus on defense!Something something home schooled something something don't have to take tests.
>>36665281>Keep up with his offense!
>>36665254>>36665281>Focus on defense.An active one, though. We want to disarm him if at all possible.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLKw7g-3Hu3n_K5x52oTpyMpSUqPa8ISeF&v=lYzNg5kqrdgIf Sky has a fight theme, this is it.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Q3d5MrBsE or maybe this for more dramatic moments, I dunno.>>36665254"Hey hey hey HEY!" you say, drawing your saber from your back at the last minute and feeling his blade party against yours!He is FAST.You parry aside his blows, moving your saber through sword parry routines while keeping just out of the way of his more powerful strikes!The man in black is silent, his saber clashing against your defenses, his saber work incredibly precise and efficient, with no wasted movements and akways striking for gaps in your defense you can barely cover in time!"Shouldn't we be-" you say, parrying a side-stroke before leaping over him just as he anticipates the move and tries to hit you where you land before you parry behind your back and spin away, forcing him to back off, "-introducing ourselves before the fighting?! That's how this usually works, right?""Words can lie," he says simply swooping in at your side like a hungry bird of pray and striking at yet another opening you're forced to dodge rather the block!"So you're just gonna ASSUME I'm lying and attack me?!" you ask in disbelief."Pretty much," he admits, and you back off, switching to Carefree Saber!You dart forwards with incredible speed, forcing him to block and dodge, as you use your Sworn Brother's saber style to force HIM on the defensive!"Carefree Saber?" he says in surprise. "You are NOT Duan Lei.""Never claimed I was!" you say as you suddenly switch styles back to Endless Sky Forms, catching him off-guard!You manage to hold him off, but his defenses seem impregnable! No matter where you strike he always seems to have anticipated your offense and sets up and appropriate defense!
>>36665722>"Words can lie," he says simply>"Carefree Saber?" he says in surprise. "You are NOT Duan Lei.">"Never claimed I was!" you sayOr AM I?
>>36665752He's lying, it turns out we were Duan Lei all along.
>>36665752>Words can lie.>Sky proceeds to lie with his style just to fuck with the guy.Stay classy Tiankong.
>>36665722"Hm. No forms...," he says, still testing you, and you match him blade-for-blade!This is weird. You've been examining his style and you've found a counter-pattern that should allow you to exploit his defensive weaknesses, but it's not working; he sees any attack coming almost as soon as you do it, and finally you're forced break away, him leaping back at the same time you do!"Enough," he says, stowing his saber in it's scabbard. "You're not one of men I'm looking for.""I could've told you that!" you say, still holding onto your saber defensively."You could have lied too. I am Bai Tiexin," he says, giving you the Wulin Salute. "And you are Tiankong, called Lightning Tiger.""How the hell do you know that? That nickname's just a day old and I sure as hell never fought you before!" you wonder."I heard the details of your fight, and you match the description given.""If you knew who I WAS then why did you fight me?""Knowing who someone claims to be in public is not the same thing as knowing who they are in private," he says, his voice analytical and rational.>WDYS?>"Bai Tiexin? Steeleyes?">"The hell is THAT supposed to mean, 'who I am in private?"
>"The hell is THAT supposed to mean, 'who I am in private?"
>>36665920>"Bai Tiexin? Steeleyes?"into>"The hell is THAT supposed to mean, 'who I am in private?"
>>36665920>"The hell is THAT supposed to mean, 'who I am in private?"
>>36665920>"Bai Tiexin? Steeleyes?"
>>36665920>Pull off our Tiankong mask to reveal we were Duan Lei all along.
>>36665920>The hell is THAT supposed to mean, 'who I am in private?"
>>36665920>"The hell is THAT supposed to mean, 'who I am in private?"then>"Bai Tiexin? Steeleyes?"
>>36665920"Who I am in...wait, are you some kinda..weird pervert who spies on people?" you say, suddenly wary for non-violent reasons for once."What? No!" he protests, annoyed at the suggestion."Uh-huh, I bet you say that to EVERYONE you spy, pervert!""I'm the Deputy Commader of the Brocade Guards you moron!" he says, tossing something small and heavy to you.It's a golden seal denoting his authority as a member of the Jinyiwei."Wait, they give weird perverts Imperial authority now? Man, I used to LIKE the Ming!""They do NO-," he begins before pausing."Wait. You're doing that on purpose," he realizes narrowing his eyes."Heh," is your only response. You're surprised he figured it out so fast. This guy's as sharp as his saber is."Steeleyes, right? That's what they call you in the Jianghu.""Yes," he admits with a nod of his head.
>>36666216Oh, Sky. Never stop trolling.
>>36666216>you're doing that on purposeIt took him this long in the conversation to pick up? Man, Genshu would eat this guy alive.Could this mean that the Jinyiwei have an interest in our style (and potentially Ba, by extension?)
>>36666216We have to keep this guy around. We can be his Genshu-lite.
>>36666267>Could this mean that the Jinyiwei have an interest in our style (and potentially Ba, by extension?)We're a country bumpkin who somehow has this powerful style and shit, and also doesn't happen to have a long history of belonging to any particular faction.Of course we'd aroud the interest of many people.>>36666216>Man, I used to LIKE the Ming
>>36666328*arouseI swear Sage's sporadic misspellings are contagious.
>>36666216"So you're one of the two Top Ten Young Hero hopefuls who didn't show. Why not?""I have an ACTUAL job to do," he says simply, leaping down from his higher perch and waking closer."And to answer your question; your name is Tiankong, newly dubbed Lightning Tiger. You have no known sect, clan, society, or faction. The day before yesterday you defeated twenty-five different xia in the open part of the contest for Top Ten Young Heroes. The next day you defeated Iron Palm Sect's Chief Qiu Qiang in a battle that left him unable to properly compete in today's battles," he says, reciting factual information only days old."Yeah, so?""Though your name is now well-known in Chengdu and almost certainly is going to he well-known throughout the Jianghu soon, you simply appear to have not existed up until two days ago. You have no birth records in the local archives. Your style is obviously unique, refined, and powerful, but there is no information on you in the Jianghu before two days ago. You appear to have shown up out of thin air. This means one of two things; you are lying about your identity, or you are a genuine anomoly that has yet to be accounted for. In either case it requires me to test your identity in the most honest form; combat."
>>36666487"So you had to fight me to check if I was someone you are looking for? That doesn't make any damn sense! Couldn't you just look at me and figure it out?""No, because the man I fought with wore a mask. I know how he fights and that he's a man of approximently your height and your build. Everything else is a mystery to me. It was an off-chance that you were him but I was obligated to test it, especially given the suspicious circumstances of your sudden appearance," he explains in full.You WANT to be mad at the guy, but actually you follow his train of thought pretty well.>WDYS?>"Who ARE you looking for then?">"At least you knew to back off before that fight got serious."
>>36666620>"Who ARE you looking for then?"
>>36666620>>"Who ARE you looking for then?"
>>36666620"So you were just, what checking my credentials with all that?" you say in an annoyed manner. "It felt like you were seriously trying to KILL me there.""Because I was," he says calmly. "Your build and height are correct for the perpetrator. However your heart rate, breathing, footwork, and stance are wrong, and you emitted no reflexive hostile intent upon sighting me, which if we had fought before you would've.""And you could tell ALL of that by looking at me?" you say in disbelief. You're a sharp guy, and you can tell a lot about people from how they act and talk but the rest of that stuff seems...hard to believe."My Ice Heart Knack gives me perfect awareness, and my Raptor Eyes give me perfect sight. However these symptoms can be mimicked by a skilled martial artist. Conversely, when attached suddenly even a skilled liar will reflexively revert to styles they are familiar with, betraying themselves. If I had been doing anything less then trying to kill you, your possible deception might have held up still.""Okay, but what if I DIED?""Ideally I would've stopped before your life was ended. In the case that I couldn't because you were too weak, I'd have paid for your funeral.""What?!""We have a budget for that sort of thing."
>>36666620>Who ARE you looking for then?I guess he only knows the man's fighting style.
>>36666980>We have a budget for that sort of thing.I find it worrying that you jokers have enough collateral damage to necessitate a budget.
>>36666980You are infuriatingly reasonable. I like you. And I also want to punch you.>>36667004If it's not 100% shaved, or appropriate Xia flowing locks, I will be highly disappointed, Wulin Sage!Also: Woo! Made it back in time for the thread!
>>36667080Well, Sky is not exactly one for zero mortality rates. If we commit to a fight we've been raised all our life to see it through to victory, even if winning means they die.
>>36667207So it was literally just one hair being cut, then?
>>36667136Oh, its not that they kill a lot of people. It's that they kill a lot of people that aren't criminals so they have a fund to cover funerals for the shlubs that get caught in the middle, or have a terminal case of mistaken identity.
>>36667128>If it's not 100% shaved, or appropriate Xia flowing locks, I will be highly disappointed, Wulin Sage!Not Asian or Native American enough.>>36667227>So it was literally just one hair being cut, then?I have a very good barber.
>>36667231I am fairly sure that as a xia we will have incidental body count somewhere along the way. It will be regrettable, but not something to cry over.Still, I agree that having a fund to deal with that kind of thing is a bit over the line and well into "encouraging it".
>>36665086>"Damn. Hey thanks man," you say, and generously tip him half a string of cash.that IS a generous tip
>>36667309I don't think Sky ever learned to appreciate the value of money.
>>36665722>"Carefree Saber?" he says in surprise. "You are NOT Duan Lei."apparently actions can lie too
>>36666980"A budget," you say in flat disbelief. "So who are you chasing then, if not me?"You were worried this had to do with your father for a bit there."A pair of hired killers, both masked. One uses Flying Spirit Arrows and the other uses Three-Yard Finger Strike their styles," he explains. "They also specialize in kidnapping.""Kidnapping...," you say, suddenly pondering the possibilities. "Have you checked with the Tang Clan? They're assassins, right?""Flying Spirit Arrows and Three-Yard Finger Strike are not among the known skills of the Tang Clan, and kidnapping is not their MO. It's possible that they could be ex-Tang Clan members who learned those styles or even that the Tang secretly use them, but in absence of evidence it would be irresponsible to assume relation between the two. It is more likely the killers are unrelated; the Tang does not have a monopoly on assassins.""How did you know I wasn't Duan Lei?""As I said before; my Ice Heart Knack makes me aware of everything, and my Raptor Eyes let's me see everything. Specifically, your hair was wrong, your clothes are finer then Duan Lei is known to wear as not his customary red coloring, and most importantly you smell wrong.""What was that about my SMELL?" you say, perhaps a little bit creeped out."Duan Lei is a heavy drinker. He smells almost constantly like wine. You smell fresh as if you've recently bathed, partially of sweat as of you've been exercising, and also of some faint perfume that is mostly made on the coast of the Guangdong Province. The last I can't account for easily, but I assume you were in close proximity with a woman sometime within the last two hours."You just stare, jaw agape.He's right. So Zhengzhu came to visit you when you were exercising and got kinda...close.>WDYS?>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually.">"Need help with your case?"
>>36667737>>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually."
>>36667737>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually."
>>36667737>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually."So, you know, if there's nothing further I really should get back to looking for them.
>>36667737>>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually."so were basically dealing with kung fu sherlock
>>36667737>>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually."We're a good guy and all that, but we're not THAT good a guy. If our friends are missing (not just, like out shopping or something) and he wants to work together to find them then we help him with it, but it's not really our concern otherwise.
>>36667737>"I have two fists that are missing right now, actually. I was wondering if you could help me find them oh wait they're in your face."
>>36667737>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually.">"Need help with your case?"I would like both if possible
>>36667737>"I have two friends that are missing right now, actually."We are so this guy´s Watson.
>>36667737"Huh...," you say, rubbing your chin in thought."What?" he says, detecting the tone in your voice instantly."I have two friends who have been missing since last night actually, it's why I'm out here," you explain."Interesting. Can you describe them?""One of them is Duan Lei. He's my Sworn Brother, and the other is my good friend Zhu'er. She has green hair, can't miss her.""Duan Lei is a skilled martial artist. Is this other girl one as well?""Yeah. I don't know HOW skilled, but she sure can take care of herself in a fight, so she wouldn't go easy.""Hm. Any idea why they'd be captured."Not really," you say, and it's true.Lei might have enemies, but you don't know them, and it doesn't make sense for anyone who's hunting Zhu'er to take Duan Lei too."It seems we're both missing pieces of this puzzle then. Are you willing to have my aid while looking? I suspect my case and your missing friends are linked occurrences.">Agree>Decline
>>36668252>>Agreetrust the insticts of the xia detective
>>36668252>AgreeMake it clear that we're only here for our friends, though. We're not servants of the secular state, and honestly it's not our problem other than saving our peeps.
>>36668252>>AgreeMister Holmes joins the party!
>>36668252>AgreeLead on, Judge Bie. Yeah, I know the pronunciation isn't quite right for them to rhyme, but I couldn't resist.
>>36668252>AgreeI'm searching for a reference to Detective Dee here... no luck yet. Maybe when we find this guy's boss.
>>36668252He may be odd, but he's honest. I think he can be trusted in this much, at least.>Agree>>36668319I agree with this though. The rivers must not pollute the well.
>>36663827And your not sharing? For shame brother. For shame!>>36668252>Agree
>>36668497It's on Kickass. Hit up kickass torrents and search [Jiang Hu]. They've also got Sword Stained with Royal Blood and a few others.
>>36668339It's cool, Steeleyes is pretty obviously inspired by Di Renjie.>>36668252"Sure. I'm not in this to catch your assassins though; I'll stop them if they show because they're bad guys, but I try to stay out of secular matters, and this is on the edge of the shore if you take my meaning."He nods. "Understandable. In any case, I've searched most of the probable locations except for one; Blue Heron House.""What's that?""A local den of ne'er do wells and criminals who run a small-time racket out of a brothel. Suspected ties to the Black Lotus Society, but that's just speculation at this point, especially since Chengdu is remarkably free of corruption overall. They often house criminals on the run from the law for a fee.""Seems like a pretty solid place to START looking," you note. "So why'd you leave it for last?""Because aside from regular street thugs, close to every person being sheltered from the law at Blue Heron House is a xia. I'd be considerably outnumbered.""Great. And adding me evens the odds?""Oh no, you'll be going in alone.""What?!""I'm well-known in the Jianghu; they'll recognize me immediately. You on the other hand are an unknown element. You can claim you committed a crime and request shelter."Somehow you think this alliance worked out a little bit TOO conveniently for him to just be coincidental....
WS, I have a question.We've seen Ba demonstrate the Third Form before, as per the flashback. Did he need a recovery period too? If so, how long was it?Also, how recovered are we feeling? We mentioned that in theory we would be fine again in a day or so, are we feeling all bettah now? I mean, this is information we need to know and that Sky would most assuredly know -- it's his body and memories!
>>36668787He needed a shorter recovery period, but he didn't use it long either, and since he used nearly none of his full-strength on Sky, you're not sure how long he was actually RECOVERING.What Sky was told not to do us overexert his internal energy until he was sure he was better, and currently he's used only Lightfoot skills and his External Arts.Sky is most likely okay, but he still probably shouldn't pop off three Form Ones in a row right now like before, and most definitely shouldn't use Form Three again so soon.
>>36668857How many forms does Heaven's Blessing have, just for reference?
>>36668857Was he down for the count or just drained after?IE. Was our severe state of PAIN a result of already being drained (and perhaps using it five years too early) or a normal result? If we were at full power and well rested when we used it would we still cough blood and pass out afterward? Just Sky's best estimation, obviously. We don't know the theory behind it, supposedly he does.
>>36668906That is a seeeecret.But most internal martial arts forms have anywhere from 5 to 8 forms.
>>36668984Understandable from a storytelling standpoint, but from a player informational standpoint that's kinda shitty. It's hard to make informed decisions without information.
>>36668983You couldn't tell, but the high cost of Dragon Qi Enlightenment is inherent to the form; it's incredible taxing to ride hard on power like that without discharging it, and using it to push your body past it's natural limitations is significantly more dangerous then even that.It's like doing what was done do Zhu'er's body to make it more suitable for using her martial arts, only a hundred times more potent and all at once instead of over a period of years.It's like injecting a huge vial of pure epinephrine into your bloodstream; the adrenaline surge will make you CRAZY strong and you won't be getting tired any time soon, but holy balls is that shit hard on your cardiovascular system, and too much of it can very easily kill you.>>36669014More precisely, Sky doesn't know; he knows many of the basic theories behind the style, but that might not mean anything.Example; the first theory, separating Yin and Yang and discharging it for a quick burst accounts for TWO Forms rather then one. Kungfu study doesn't ever follow anything like conventional logic, and often has "secret" forms you discover on accident and shit like that.
Wondering if this detective guy was one of the other possible protagonists.
>>36668676We could technically also pretend to be a brothel customer... but the girls would kill us (plus I don't want to)or we could pretend to be looking for a job...>>36669014what informed decisions? the future forms are power ups we will unlock in the far future.
>>36669146>More precisely, Sky doesn't knowhe saw dad perform the third form, yes? did he never see him perform higher forms than that?didn't we see him call down lightening on the mountain.
>>36669146I see. So these techniques we have are not per-se going to be the same as the ones Ba has?
>>36669181>We could technically also pretend to be a brothel customer...Seems like it would involve a lot of lying at some point or another, which is both something we are bad at and goes against character.
>>36669168No; and actually you've met all five.>>36669206Yes, briefly, just to show how it's done.But no, the theories were taught, not the forms; showing him how to do it without full comprehension of the theories is less like giving a kid a loaded gun and more like arming and priming an artillery piece and handing the kid the trigger button.>>36669210Possible, or you might even make up new ones.Now hold on, typing next entry.
>>36668984How many forms does MC know to exist?
>>36669281It only goes against charater because we're bad at it lol.
>>36669294Wait, there were other choices for protag? Huh? The archived thread doesn't seem imply that at all.
>>36669294>and actually you've met all five.Can you list them please?Sky, Genshu, and?
>>36669346Qiu Quang is one I bet
>>36669294>Yes, briefly, just to show how it's done.>But no, the theories were taught, not the forms; showing him how to do it without full comprehension of the theories is less like giving a kid a loaded gun and more like arming and priming an artillery piece and handing the kid the trigger button.Right, but if he SAW them then he should at least know to describe what they look like and what they are called. Even if he doesn't know how to perform them.unless merely seeing them is enough to figure out how to do them (but not how to do it safely?)
>>36669346nice sword guy is probably one
>>36669377When you're taught the theories, it's not a visual thing at all; it's literally a piece of philosophical babble that when somehow applied to a piece of kungfu movement unlocks power.I WILL be explained all the theories he knows eventually, but not a this moment.And since internal arts is mostly breathing correctly and mental stuff, watching a guy do it wouldn't help anyway.>>36669345When this was a novel concept, yes. As a quest, not so much.>>36669346Spoilers, because this kinda blows lit on story importance depending on if you care how crucial certain characters will be.Sky, Genshu, Xiao Jian, Ao Zhengzhu, Hong Lan.>>36668676"Okay, so that's it?" you ask sometime later, overlooking the brothel in the red lamp district."Yes. Doesn't look like much does it?""No, it looks pretty much like how you described it; a dirty whorehouse filled with criminals," you say honestly.It does tooa; it's not super filthy, but the building is kinda run down, and the willow ladies outside are not as expensively done up as others, and the guards look like straight-up murderers."Okay, so what's my entry plan?""Improvise. And I cover you from here.""Wow. And I thought MY spur of the moment plans sucked.">WDYD?>The Direct Approach>Sneak In>Bluff Your Way In
>>36669468>You can already see it starting with all the arguments over drawing out battles to learn from them.that is standard xia bahavior done in character.Also, there is a huge difference between learning forms and power spiral
>>36669530>Ao was a potential main characterWE COULD HAVE BEEN A GIRL?!!?!?
>>36669559No, because this was when it was a novel concept.It doesn't work as well as a Quest. Or at all, really.
>>36669530>>Bluff Your Way In
>>36669530what is the difference between bluff and direct approach?also, worth remembering, zhu'er taught us her stealth
>>36669530>Bluff Your Way InWe totally got this. We'll just tell him we're here for the thing. The thing that we heard about from that guy. Yeah. That always works.
>>36669530>The Direct ApproachSky no good at lying
>>36669601Ninja vs Bullshitting
>>36669530Time for The Direct Approach!
>>36669601Who needs stealth when you're an expert bluff! Like us! Because we are! >>36669614Y-yes we are.
>>36669624If the direct approach is ninja, than what is sneak?
>>36669624Wouldn't sneaking in be ninja though?
>>36669654Sorry, Direct is Aggressive Negotiations.Sneak is Ninja.Bluff is Bullshit.Stupid phone....
>>36669685>Sorry, Direct is Aggressive Negotiationsis that a euphemism for fighting your way in?
>>36669530>Sneak InNin nin! We're not fully recovered yet, so let's avoid direct conflict with so many XiaAnd we suck at lying, so it's time to try Spider In Web Presence!Has anyone else noticed how much Wuxia styles sound like Exalted charms?
>>36669530I still want to waifu Hong Lan. To melt the ice queen is every man's objective!Also, she is doubleplus hot.
>>36669710Yes.Star Wars reference.
>>36669530sneakwe suck at lying and i'd rather avoid a fight
>>36669530Alright I'll change >>36669614to Ninja
>>36669736all in due time
>>36669736>Also, she is doubleplus hot.they are all doubleplus hotxia bitches are hotter than then sun
>>36669530Let's bullshit our way in
>>36669779My sworn brother!
>>36669530Yeah, lets go with >Sneak In
Stealth Xia time, yo
>>36669803Well, yes, but she is objectively the hottest. Therefore she is an objective. First wife is the executive, second wife is the cloak-and-dagger, third wife is the concubine. We can have all three covered with Zhengzhu, Zhu'er, and Hong Lan!
>>36669530go in looking for whores!
>>36669559>WE COULD HAVE BEEN A GIRL?!!?!?Why must you gay fucktards desire to be girls every time.Why.Go transition elsewhere.
>>36669559Yeah. Chill, homie, I don't see why you're so worked up over this.
>>36669933Yeah, at first I didn't really mind it but seriously it's every goddamn quest. It's just so fucking annoying
>>36669530You look for an easy access, and decide to try roof first, and make a simple leap across the street, crouching low and hiding your presence, if not your body.You hug the rooftop, trying to remain unnoticed, not wanting to be seen by people on the street or heard by others inside."Place is awfully big for being so run-down...," you mutter as you stalk across the rooftop like a cat.You carefully poke around, looking for any kind of entrance you can find, and see a window which is in bad repair.You swing down, as agile as a monkey and land...right in the middle of a girl changing her clothes.There's a brief pause.>WDYD?>Knock her out before she screams!>Grab her and cover her mouth!>Bluff Your Way out!
>>36669907>Well, yes, but she is objectively the hottest.says who?
>>36670175>Grab her and cover her mouth!Activate swag on accident.
>>36670175>>Grab her and cover her mouth!
>>36670175>Bluff Your Way out!
>>36670175>Grab her and cover her mouth!"A silver tael if you forget you saw me. Nod if you agree."
>>36670175>Bluff Your Way out!Remember, Sky doesn't know how retardedly strong he is. If he tried to knock her out, he'd probably snap her neck in half.
>>36670210Uh. Sage does.
>>36670175>Bluff Your Way out!"Careful, there's a bunch of assassins trying to kill you! You need to run">>36670123I feel you, mate.
>>36670291where did he say that?>>36670306that is an awful bluff
>>36670175 what this guy said >>36670244
>>36670175>Bluff Your Way out!"Pardon me, miss, didn't realize you were here. Thought I would try to be discreet in entering, you know how it is with this place."
>>36670244Guys, she's probably a whore. And that's a whole silver tael.She'll probably forget she saw us before she actually stops looking at us.
>>36669559>WE COULD HAVE BEEN A GIRL?!!?!?bullet fucking dodged! this quest is awesome and would have sucked if we were a girl>>36669933exactly
>>36670248Oh come on, we're not that incompetent and she's clearly not Xia, so Sky won't go all-out, like he did against those chumps in the qualifiers.>>36670210Wulin Sage did. That said, while she has all the right ingredients, that's not to say she's objectively the BEST. I can appreciate a gourmet meal, but still prefer my grandma's cooking.>>36670175>Grab her and cover her mouth!Oh god, classic harem protagonist moment go. We need to defuse this before it gets out of hand. Calm, soothing words, okay, Sky?
Seriously guys all these bluffs? Are you forgetting Sky is pretty shitty when it comes to lying? it's why we didn't go with bluff our way in.
>>36670326I'm aware, heheh
>>36670326When we met her at the party. He even said OOC that she was the hottest physically, but personality was in the eye of the beholder.
If we knock her out: She's just a whore.If we don't: She's one of the assassins. Or at the very least someone important.Calling it.
>>36670123>>36669933I thought it was just me. a lot of first day quests turn me off due to people screaming to be a girl.There was actually one about a futa main character. Don't know if it's going on still, but its just damn weird. How a lot of /tg/ wants to role play a girl and get their lez on.
>>36670175>>Bluff Your Way out!
>>36670552Mercenary recruit is still going and decent ish Op steers hard from letting it be all smut all the time which costs him most of his playerbase.
>>36670244Sounds like a good plan.
>>36670175KISS HERthen run!
>>36670571And meanwhile we have Wulin Quest, where OP is absolutely stellar and while we're a little bit waifu-happy, that is the worst of the sins of the player base.Please oh please don't let everything go wrong...
>>36670617it's not even really a sin in terms of the genre, large numbers of romances are staples of wuxia.
>>36670617I really like this quest so I hope to avoid shenanigans. Op seems to have a handle on this anyways.
>>36670653Hilariously, that's true. Plus the whole ancient china polygamy thing actually being a fact.
>>36670175You rush up and cover her mouth, pinning her against the wall as she looks wide-eyed and terrified of you!"Shhh! I'm not here to hurt you okay?" you say, putting your free hand up to your mouth.She nods her head, her eyes slightly less alarmed."Look," you say, taking out a silver tael, "take this. Keep quiet. I'm here to rescue a few friends, then we'll go and nobody gets hurt, alright?"She nods again.You slowly pull away, and she's quiet as you gently put the tael in her hand."Also...sorry about busting in on you while changing," you say, edging for the door."Please!" she says quietly.You stop. She's covering herself but she's crying."Please! They keep us imprisoned here! They feed us this...drug! They make us smoke it, and then it hurts so bad when you don't have it anymore! I didn't mean to come here, I just didn't want to get married and-"You close your eyes, gritting your teeth.>WDYD?>Agree to help>Disagree
>>36670752>Agree to helpSuch is the way of JUSTICE
>>36670752>>Agree to helpSure, it's not like we don't have enough complications already.
>>36670752>>Agree to help
>>36670752...Oh for fuck's sake, we're still recovering!Well, no-one said the way of JUSTICE was easy. Time to be a Wuxia hero. Such are the conventions of the genre, that I really shouldn't have expected everything to go smooth anyway.>Agree to help
>>36670752>Agree to helpTwitch eye angrily
>>36670752>Agree to helpHero Lightning Tiger Away!
>>36670752I dunno. This seems an awful lot like not our problem... we can't save everyone. With that tael she can buy her way anywhere in the province, though. Remind her of that.
>>36670752>Agree to helpIt's chivalry, damn it. What kind of xia doesn't help those in need?
>>36670752>Agree to help
>>36670752>Agree to helpthere is no other option.
>>36670752>Agree to helpWell, we can get you out of here, but I'm not sure how we'll deal with the drug addiction. Maybe Zhu'er knows something from her medical training that would help her ease them through withdrawal?
>>36670813>not our problemNigga we a hobo paladin, lrn2wanderinghero
>>36670752>Agree to helpcan't say no to that.
>>36670752>AgreeFine. But give me the tael back.
We do need to be clever about this though. We can't just beat up everyone and tell the girls, "Welp, you're free. See ya!"Or can we? I mean, this IS Wuxia. I'm pretty sure gratuitous kung-fu solves all problems.
>>36670904there are some pretty heroic girls among the xia in the competition, we might be able to get some of them to help us (and we might need it with all the evil xia in this place)
>>36670813>We can't save everyoneNot with that attitude, motherfucker.
If it turns out that Zhu'er and Lei are just off buying us a get-well card or something and this guy knew that but still conned us into taking down a drug den, I am going to be pist.
>>36670904well i'm sure we can get the female xia from the tournament to help after all we're on good terms with almost all of them
>>36670967True, I'm sure the Phoenix Society would be glad to help out and probably the Shaolin.
>>36670934Even better, we can go find Hong Lan and let her know about this. Her faction is all about women's rights or whatever.And we were the one that saved them. Instant waifu cred.
>>36670941>uses the picture of a route where he abandons saber to the darknessThe irony.
>>36670967The only one we're not is Hong Lan. But she'll likely do it anyway as a Resplendent Phoenix.
>>36670991>wanting waifu cred with the manipulative bitch/tg/ never ceases to amaze me with its bad taste.
>>36670991this is basically what i said.
>>36670752You sigh, cutting her off with a quiet "Stop."She silence herself, but still sobs."Okay. I'll help. But I need help to help. I'm not sure I can fight everyone in here, and my two friends are xia like me; together we can bust these guys up-" you explain, then a heavy-set by muscular man with a saber in his sash walks in."I hope you're ready, because I'm....hey?" he says confused.You roll your eyes and punch him square in the nose with your left fist without looking, and he's out light a torch in a windstorm."Anyway, what I was SAYING is, have they taken anyone recently? A guy in red who," you remember what Tiexin said, "smells like alcohol, and a girl with green hair?"She nods. "I saw them take them downstairs. We're not allowed to go there, it's like a fortress...oh, they also captured this woman who looked like a...a princess or something! I think they were going to ransom her, or even addict her too! She looked...lost, like she didn't know where she was going! She's still upstairs right now!">WDYD?>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.>Basement first; get Zhu'er and Lei before anything else.
>>36671021just because she started as a bitch doesnt mean she cant grow as a character and possibly soften up a bit
>>36671041>>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.
>>36671041>You roll your eyes and punch him square in the nose with your left fist without looking, and he's out light a torch in a windstormTOP KEK>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.Get the princess because of distance, then we can go DEEPER
>>36671041>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.
>>36671021Easy there, tiger. I am sure there is more to her than meets the eye in a two minute conversation.At the very least, I'd like to find out more about her before waifuing her. If she turns out to truly be a terrible person, well, looks can take a hike. But if she's actually just putting up a strong front with a squishy lovable center, I'm all about that.
>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.Don't really care about waifuing, she's just closer.
>>36671041>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are
>>36671099I'm kind of hoping she'll have connections that will help us find our father as well.
>>36671083>>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.If downstairs is like a fortress, we need to have everything we want to do upstairs already accomplished before charging into it.
>>36671041>>Basement first; get Zhu'er and Lei before anything else.Let's get actual combat power first.
How the hell were they all captured? Aren't they supposed to be competent xia?
>>36671041>>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.The easy on first.
>>36671021Look, waifu or not, the fact remains that the Resplendent Phoenix Society is the group most able and equipped to assist these women.Now let's go punch-fight us some bad Xia. Princess first. Knowing our luck, that's Zhengzhu and given she's one of the Top Ten, she'll be more help than Zhu'er and Lei
>>36671147Even the bravest of Xia can be tricked.Or maybe they heard about this and are doing what we are, only by being captured first?
>>36671147You can surprise and overwhelm even powerful xia, as well as disable them in indirect ways.
>>36671202IE get Duan lei drunk off his ass and then Surprise Zhu'er and overpower her?
>>36671202Poison, calling it now.What we really need to be asking is who is behind all this? Whoever can co-ordinate and execute the kidnap of, at the bare minimum, two skilled Xia and a 'princess', is not someone we want to take lightly....Even within the conventions of the genre, this seems convenient... I smell an ambush.
>>36671147If I were to do something like that, not that I would...Debilitating poison in a jar of alcohol. Lei drinks it. Make Zhu'er fold by using her knowledge of medicine and letting her know that it's a poison with a very rare antidote that only we would be able to provide in the short timeframe he has left to live.Voila!
>>36671041>princess firstShe's still in the "not a fortress" parts, so that makes her extraction easier.
>>36671041>Go for the Princess first, she's closer. She also might have info on who these guys who took Duan Lei and Zhu'er are.wow, they got Ao AND zhu'er AND lei?these guys are not to be underestimated. seriously.
>>36671358Inb4 it's just some ordinary princess with no kung fu whatsoever and she falls head-over-heels for her gallant rescuer.
>>36671358I don't think it's actually Zhengzhu....
>>36670752>They feed us this...drug! They make us smoke it>>36671041>She looked...lost, like she didn't know where she was going!Ao has been drugged, that is bad because she won't be helpful. its good because it means they aren't that ridiculously overpowered if they have to drug their victims to kidnap them
>>36671394Yeah, there's about a one in four chance that's going to happen.
>>36671041>Basement first; get Zhu'er and Lei before anything else.We can help princess with others help and it looks to me like they are in more of a trouble
>>36671402Why do you assume that "because she looked like a princess" ie. beautiful, it means that it's Zhengzhu... who we just saw free and clear LESS THAN TWO HOURS AGO ingame, while working out?
This quest made me buy Jade Empire from GoG. Any good tips this game?
>>36671458Iron Palm style is ridiculous. That is all.
>>36671457>who we just saw free and clear LESS THAN TWO HOURS AGOthere was weird shit going on at her place. We were being held captive by supposedly her people while she was oddly absent
>>36671458Lower difficulty to minimum and just play for the story.
>>36671458staff is awesome.
>>36671457Law of Conservation of Detail
>>36671480......You don't even read, do you? Those weren't her...Forget it. No, it's not Ao Zhengzhu up there, it's another woman who is very pretty.
>>36671041"Thanks," you say, dragging the fat guy inside."Will...he be okay?""Him? Oh yeah. I just manipulated his pressure points. He'll be out for awhile and then he'll have a nasty headache when he wakes up," you reassure."It....looked like you just hit him in the face to me.""The face is LIKE a pressure point," you say with a smile as you tie him up and gag him."Okay, stay here and stay quiet.""Oh, Hero, your tael-!""Keep it," you say quietly, creeping out.You stalk the hallways, avoiding the girls and guards (and ignoring the sounds you hear from behind the door), and at one point when one guy and two girls walk down the hallway you even jump up and brace yourself between two beams on the ceiling until they pass!You come to the door, and hear the accent of someone refined inside."My...father will reward you handsomely for rescuing me!" the voice says. It's high-pitched and girlish, lots of innocence."Don't worry Madam! Just take this pill, it will-"And you grit your teeth and bust in through the door.Lying in the bed, dressed finely in crimson but also for subtly made for mobility is none other then Hong Lan, who is lying there somehow simultaneously innocently and seductively, with another thug on the bed holding some kind of lit pipe, while Hong Lan appears to be in the middle of playfully fighting him off.Both have paused to look at you in confusion.You: "...Hong Lan?"Thug: "Lightning Tiger?"Hong Lan: "Hero Sky?"You: "How-"Hong Lan: "Why are you-Thug: "Hey, I thought you said you didn't know anyone in Chend-"And the conversation ends when she strikes him in the throat and causes him to choke, at which point knocks him out with a flash of leg to his temple."What are you DOING here?" she asks, clearly annoyed."I'm being a hero. I won't well anyone you're here. I mean, I get it's part of the whole act you have and outfit you wear but WOW, talk about taking it to another level. I would've picked something classier."
>Basement first; get Zhu'er and Lei before anything else.Changing vote, since I don't think it's Ao.
>>36671519So much better than anything else it could be.
>>36671519>"I'm being a hero. I won't well anyone you're here. I mean, I get it's part of the whole act you have and outfit you wear but WOW, talk about taking it to another level. I would've picked something classier."Oh Sky, never change.
>>36671519...Well... I was not expecting that.We are now back with our regularly-scheduled Wuxia, ladies and gentlemen. Sky is an ass who attracts powerful and beautiful women and everything is right with the world.So this is what side-quests feel like to my players...
>>36671519I admit, I guessed this but it's even better than I expected.Also, for shame people. Our dragon princess waifu would have torn this place apart with her bare hands for daring to lay their hands on her.
>>36671653/tg/ is dumb. news at 11
>>36671519"Oh, get over yourself!" she says, irritably as she stands up and begins tying her hair back."Just as soon as you do Lady," you say, closing the door behind you to ensure nobody walks in."You made it VERY clear you didn't want to have anything to do with me or the Resplendent Phoenix Society, so why are you following me?!" she asks, putting her fists on her (you gotta admit) shapely hips"Wow. Hold on a second," you say, dramatically pausing and holding your hands out."What?""I'm just trying to imagine a universe where everything in it revolves around you. It's hard. And a little boring actually, when I get there," you say with absolute seriousness in your voice."Okay SMARTASS, then why ARE you here?" she asks, clearly irritated with you now."My friends got taken by some thugs who are holed up in here, so I'm here to rescue them. Also free these girls, this place is balls," you say with a shrug. "Why are YOU here?""If you MUST know I was-" she begins, but is interrupted by a knock at the door.You both look over at it, freezing up"Hey, Wan? Boss wants to talk about the guests be brought in. The rich bitch hooked yet?"You both look at the unconscious guy on the ground."I got this," you say, taking off your shirt and tossing it at her. She catches it in surprise obviously shocked at your actions.You go open the door, shirtless, looking as fierce and as angry as you can imagine."The FUCK do yo want?!" you growl."Oh! I uh...is Wan here? I thought-" he looks in trying to see past you, and sees Hong Lan, in a suggestive position behind you saying;"Oh MY Tiger, you're SO manly!""No, Wan LEFT!""Lightning Tiger? I didn't know you came in-""Who the FUCK cares was you know asshole, I'm FUCKIN' BUSY IN HERE!" you growl, channeling as much of your father as possible. "No FUCK OFF or I'll LIGHTNING YOUR DICK OFF! Because I'm...LIGHTNING TIGER, and I DO shit like that! For FUN!"Lan: "Take me now, Tiger! I'm waiting!"
>>36671880Really selling it there, Sky. Lightning Tiger, defiler of women, master criminal.
>>36671880SKY KEEPS HIS PIMP HAND STRONG.
>>36671880I giggled like a little girl at this entire post.Amazing. Truly amazing.
>>36671880>"No FUCK OFF or I'll LIGHTNING YOUR DICK OFF!Hawt
>Take me now, Tiger! I'm waiting!I don't know why, but I find this line inexplicably hilarious.
>>36671922He does it for fun man. For FUN!Don't fuck with the LIGHTNING TIGER.
>>36671880Dying of laughter over here OP! Well done.
>>36671880"...why do you have your saber belted to you still?" he asks, confused."Because I bring my MOTHERFUCKIN' SABER in the bedroom jackass!" you say, drawing it and brandishing it like a madman.Lan: "Please Tiger! I can't wait any longer!""Because I'm motherfucking LIGHTNING TIGER! And I HAVE SEX with WHORES while CARRYING MY SABER! Because THAT IS THE KINDA GUY I AM!""Oh, I'm...I'm sorry man!'"Good! Now FUCK OFF! Unless you want to JOIN IN, because I'm WEIRD and I like WEIRD SEX!" Lan: "Soooo aroused right now Tiger!""Uh...no I'm..I'm good!" he says, backing away and shutting the door.
>>36671930Lan's witty repartee with Sky is already mindblowing. I am expecting great things from the shit-talk during our fight with her!
>>36671963Oh my god. No more, please. I can't bear this level of hilarity. I am literally choking reading this.
I wish I could see Hong Lan's face right now.
>>36671963>"Uh...no I'm..I'm good!" he says, backing away and shutting the door.would've been funnier if he had agreed
>>36671963Sky is trying soooo hard to be a dick right now. It's adorable.
>>36671963Beyond epic. I can't stop it, this train has no brakes.
>>36671963Fuck it. We're keeping her. There's just too much comedy to be had there.
>>36671963He lies so poorly it goes all the way around into amazing.
>>36672012While we don't know her well enough quite yet to say she is our third waifu...I would say this is a great start. An amazing start.
>>36671963We are lucky that guy was apparently dumber than an entire quarry's worth of rocks.I am honestly starting to think Sky might be tripping balls on all that foreign chi in his body, or Wulin Sage is drunk, because while hilarious, this thread's a marked departure with what we've seen until now.Okay, new plan. We kung-fu our way through this. I seriously think that my sides and/or Sky's reputation will not survive this escapade otherwise.
>>36671963My sides have achieved nirvana.
>>36672059Are you kidding? Just from this one encounter rumors of how wild Lightning Tiger is will be circulating all around town.
>>36671963Oh god, this is going to cause so many weird rumors. I fear what happens when Zhuzheng hears about it. I can't think of a single reaction she could have that wouldn't be some level of terrifying.
>>36672081>her dad hears the rumors before meeting us
>>36672013The trick to lying is to say something so horrifying that if it were true it would be too awful to contemplate, at which point the other guy will accept it just to not have to think about it too hard.
>>36671963This could go on all day.
>>36672096Fuck. That actually is a problem.But yeah, that was wonderful but it would be nice to get slightly back on track now. >>36672059has sobered me up.Lan is still a good waifu thus far, though, from what I can tell.
>>36672059Legitimately, though, what would you do if you walked on what was apparently a very angry man who could literally tear you limb from limb as easy as breathing, apparently interrupting him in flagrante delicto?I would get the fuck out, regardless, and think about why he is there after I was a safe distance away and surrounded by my comrades. Which means we don't have much time.
>>36671963You sigh, putting your saber back into it's scabbard.You look over at Hong Lan, who als sighs, and throws you your shirt back.You begin putting on, talking as you do. "Really? That was your help?" you say, annoyed with her."What the hell did you expect me to do?" she says, equally pissed."I dunno, use your master manipulation skills!""I need TIME to do that, you can't just tear your shirt off and hand it to me and expect me to do something! I was thinking on my feet!""Well your feet better get faster, because I just barely pulled that off! We're lucky he was dumber then a sack of bricks!""Look, it worked, didn't it?'"Yeah, no thanks to you and your lousy acting!" you say, edging the door open in case you need to do any more impromptu shitty lying."You sure didn't complain about my acting last night!" she whispers, right behind you"Yeah, somehow I'm guessing you say that a lot...," you mumble, and she kicks you in the back of the leg for it.
>>36672123Lan is a surprisingly good match for Sky. In a really weird way, they might be almost TOO similar... Or they're just incompatible in a way that ends with the both of them in bed, panting and going, "Okay, that was thoroughly enjoyable and I don't have any regrets, but we need to never do that again.""Agreed. On another note; what the hell just happened?"
>>36672059Sky is just an awful liar, and trying to think up whatever he could; anyone with half a brain could see past a lousy bluff like that.He was just trying REALLY HARD to think up a good lie.And Hong Lan isn't very good at improvising, hah.
>>36672205And before anyone tells me, I'm aware we're in autosage.
>>36672178>Last nightWait, weren't we sleeping off chi exhaustion last night? I only remember Ao Zhengzhu and Zhu'er in the room, besides Genshu and Duan Lei? The party was the night before that, wasn't it? Or am I remembering wrong?Oh and I was totally right about them being too similar. She's perfect. Does that make waifu number 3 or 4?
>>36672205I'm not gonna lie, it's believable because no matter what you say -- if you are a Xia who could probably kill everyone in the building without getting injured... acting angry is going to make people want to get away from you. Period. They don't even need to believe it for it to work, just believe that there is the possibility that it's true.>>36672190I think they're a good match so far, I like her. We'll see what more there is to her coming up but it's a promising start!
>>36672261 I think she meant two nights ago when she was flirting with us
>>36672261Three. We haven't waifu'd fairy swordswoman, though that's possible coming up I guess.
>>36672261She was using it as a euphemism for the party, not literally the physical night before. >>36672178"So why ARE you here?" you ask, edging out into the hallway."These girls are no better then slaves, so I'm freeing them. AND I'm teaching these thugs a lesson while I'm at it," she explains finally as you both stalk down the hallways, you in the lead. She's fairly quiet actually."Right. And you're getting what out of it?" you say skeptically."Who says I'm getting ANYTHING out of it? It's cruel and unrighteous what's happening here! Oh, put your arm out....now!" she says off-handedly, and you both hide on opposite sides of a hallway, and she puts her leg out, tripping a man right into your fist as you put your arm out.You catch him and gently lower him and keep moving."Co you CAN follow the Code of Xia. Color me surprised," you mutter, heading downstairs, deeper into the basement where the wooden walls give way to stone ones."Just because you don't like my methods doesn't man you should mock them, Hero Sky!""Hold on..." you say, as one thug moves in, and touches some kind of mechanism on the wall, a bronze place that he slides his fingers into five sockets off and moves it around, making heavy clicking sounds before the whole section of wall moves upward, revealing the secret basement."Wow. I guess we know where all the money that should've been used to repair upstairs went," you mumble, approaching the lock.>WDYD?>Try to figure it out>Punches usually work>Let Hong Lan do it
>Let Hong Lan do it
>>36672449>Let Hong Lan do itShe's probably more experienced with her fingers than we are....
>>36672223How deep in autosage?
>>36672449>Let Hing Lan prove her worth.>>36672513We're fine.
>>36672449>Let Hong Lan do itFor those who are interested in some other Wuxia Vidya i recommend this one.http://lparchive.org/Legend-of-Wulin-Heroes/It's about the adventure of Jesus Christ on searching the true meaning of Wulin.
>>36672449>Let Hong Lan do it
>>36672528>>36672535How many Sears Towers?
>>36672546I remember that thread. Alcoholic kung-fu Jesus was fun.
>>36672449"What the heck is this thing?" you ask, staring at the bronze plate with the stylized lion face."A mechanical locking system," Lan says, moving you gently out of the way. "It uses gears and tumblers somehow to bar off the secret door for anyone who doesn't use it correctly. Lots of sects have tricks like this to hide things they want hidden.""Including yours?" you inquire."Well, I guess you'll just have join the Society to find out, won't you?" she says coyly, slipping her fingers into the mechanism's grip."He turned it right, left, left, and then right. Then it looked like he pushed," you confide, keeping a watch out."This place must be a lot more important then it looks outside," you say to her as she slowly manipulates the lock."Yes. Blue Heron House has been a criminal safehouse in Chengdu for years. Violent or serious offenders who have reputations in the Central Plains come here where the Yuan Clan's neutrality makes it hard to pursue them. Usually Emei Sect gets them before they get here, but once they do they have to find a secure place to hide away from the Yuan Clan, who's much less tolerant of subversive influences then the Central Plains is," she explains as the lock slowly clicks and clunks. "Did you come in here without even knowing what this place was?" she asks, raising an eyebrow over her lovely face."Yea," you admit. And you're kinda starting to think Bai Tiexin planned it that way....The door finally clicks and slides away, showing you stone steps leading into the darkness below.
>>36672787You both begin stalking down the steps, and you see how solid the stone foundation is.On the stone walls you see horrid depictions of cannibalism, human sacrifice, senseless violence, and other horrid atrocities."Gah, whoever decorated this place had zero feng shui!" you say, drawing your saber."They probably found this stuff here when they arrived. This place might have been used by Five Poisons Cult, the Vile Rain Cult, or Black Hand Sect originally, and then Blue Heron House adopted the structure for themselves."Who were they? Their interior design taste SUCKS," you say, turning away from a gruesome mural of a semi-humanoid demon consuming a woman whole."Mad groups in the Wulin. They don't last long before other sects destroy them, they're too crazy. Look!" she says.You follow her finger, and on the far side of the room you see two X-shaped crosses, with Duan Lei and Zhu'er chained to both!They're both heavily restrained...it must've taken a lot to get both down here, because they both look pretty beat up!>WDYD?>Rescue them now!>Call out to them!
>Call out to themDon't know with what they've been drugged.
>>36672990Check the area
>>36672990>Call out to them!
>>36673008Second.Survey the area and wave to get their attention rather than calling out. Calling could be heard from around the corner, waving can only be seen if you can see them -- and we can see each other, so it works for them!
>>36672990>>36673008thirded, check then call
>>36672990...how far can we throw Lan?
>>36673056Well, she does have pretty generous handholds...
>>36672990>Rescue them now!
>>36673008I'm going to back this as well >>36673008
>>36672990"Hey! Lei! Zhu'er!" you quietly whisper, waking them up as you look for traps.You can't SEE anything, but you don't know what look for either...Lei and Zhu'er both stir."Bro?" he says, surprised."Sky!" Zhu'er cries when she sees you. "You came to-" she turns her head towards Hong Lan in mid-sentence. Her face screws up into it's customary look of annoyance."You know what?" she says in what must be the driest possible tone she can do, "I'd like to say this comes as a surprise to me, but it really doesn't at this point.""Bro! It's a trap!" he says, and you carefully examine the room, only for a small two-pronged steel dart about twice as long as a finger with fin-like fight stabilizers like an arrow on the back embeds itself in the stone wall near your face!"Well done Lightning Tiger! Come out now and let's have a little chat!" you hear a voice say from inside the room.The room is exposed, but Lei and Zhu'er are helpess and vulnerable....>WDYD?>Go out; they could kill Lei and Zhu'er otherwise!>Stay back, don't play their game!
>>36673008yes this.I expect this to be a trap... also, we really should have gone and gotten that ally of ours that is waiting outside
>>36673277>Go out; they could kill Lei and Zhu'er otherwise!Tell hong lan to go around and try to find the voice while we distract it
>>36673277We have to go out. But... they don't seem to know about Lan...Tell her we're relying on her, and will be very disappointed in her if they kill us before she can figure out where they are and kill them.
>Go out; they could kill Lei and Zhu'er otherwise!
>>36673277>Go out; they could kill Lei and Zhu'er otherwise!
>>36673277Ask hong lan to get that guy waiting outside for us while we stall for time?
>>36673348Oh, or better yet, protectively put an arm around her shoulders and tell her to look scared. She's a helpless girl we rescued up top! They'll never know what hit them.
>>36673277>"I'd like to say this comes as a surprise to me, but it really doesn't at this point."Wait till she finds out we're going out with Ao.
>>36673277>Go out; they could kill Lei and Zhu'er otherwise!but tell Hong Lan to stay back and step in if we need help
>"I'd like to say this comes as a surprise to me, but it really doesn't at this point."Oh Zhu'er. You so adorably sarcastic.
>>36673277>>Go out; they could kill Lei and Zhu'er otherwise!
>>36673277FORM 2! Traversing the instant path to freeing our friends!
>>36673568We're still (probably) injured dude. Lay off on the Techniques unless we can't avoid them.
>>36673277"Lan, I don't think they know you're here...play it cool!" you whisper, and she nods, her bickering gone and now completely serious.You leap out of the hallway across the stone floor to where the two crosses are standing near each other, and land with one foot on each arm of a cross, right foot on the left arm of the one Lei is attached to and left on the opposite arm of the one Zhu'er is attached to.There's a stone balcony above the wide room, where three men stand in wait. Two have the same sort of beard and features, and the other has handsome features and long hair and carries a sword at his side."We've been waiting for you Lightning Tiger...let's talk!" the one with the sword says.>To Be Continued....
And I'm stopping and archiving because we're page 9, but am willing to start up a new thread if enough folks are here?
>>36673645I've got finals to finish, so I'm up for the next several hours anyways, I say go for it.
>>36673645I'm here, and can always go for more.
>>36673645Please do. I up for another thread
>>36673645*Hype intensifies* I'm here for another hour or two.
>>36673645you just had like 10 votes on the last update
>>36673645I'm still here. Its really up to you.
I have a final tomorrow...sure, I'm up for it.
>>36673645go for it
Awright, starting new thread then.
>>36673738Here we go.