Previously on Modern Knight Quest: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Modern%20Knight%20QuestCharacter Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10iCEaALQb3zfIIlg89FMGaJ3WzvHeGX2gkDuYOWKcFU/edit?usp=docslist_apiQuest Twitter: Horseman @Dread_HorsemanYou are Sir Aldrich Brickvelt, Knight errant and humble crusader, and you have been transported, by what you do not know, to the far future and a place called 'New York'. You have found companionship and aid in a maiden, scholar Lisa DeRetti, a saracen warrior, Badi al Zaram, and now Lisa's twin brother, Police Officer and former soldier Leonardo DeRetti.Now after your brutal encounter with the arab Wizard and his enthralled djinn Leonardo DeRetti and yourself find yourselves trapped in the depths of the "sub way"....Leonardo runs his hands through his short black hair, "How do we get out...Shit, we could try to dig our way out. Might take us a little while, probably safer than walkin' in the tunnels. Then again they might have shut down the trains down..."The ring of green flame begins to flicker erratically and fade slowly."Whatever we do it should be done quickly. We may soon be deprived of light. If we walk do you know the path we must traverse?""Oh yeah. It's pretty straight forward even if you don't know your way around.">>Walking it is then>>We can dig our way out>>It's up to you>>Write in
>>38002817>Walking it is then.I doubt we'll see any creature larger than a mouse down hereInb4 we run into a pack of New York Cities famous German Shepard sized rats.
>>38002817>>Walking it is then>>Do you have any future device that can produce fire or make light?
>>38002952>>38002910"Then we should waste no time, we should walk and abandon this macabre scene posthaste.""Good idea. Come on, this way." Leonardo says, ushering to the passage way on the right. As you step off the raised platform the emerald glow from the ritual dissapates, leaving you in compleat darkness. "Damnable wizardry! Have you a torch or lantern of some kind?""Yeah, watch this." You hear him take something off his belt and a sharp click, then a bean of light, not unlike that of the now deceased djinn, emanates from some sort of strange mace or lantern!>>What is that!>>We must move quickly before your flame dies in this cave>>Which way are we going?
>>38003271>>>We must move quickly before your flame dies in this cave
>>38003271>We must move quickly before your flame dies in this caveDon't forget that in caverns like this methane can build up to dangerous levels, we'll need to be very careful with an open flame like that.
>>38003271>We must move quickly before your flame dies in this cave
>>38003271>>We must move quickly before your flame dies in this cavehow did you make fire so quickly?
>>38003495>>38003491>>38003336>>38003317You smile at the invention, "Brilliant! Now we must move quickly, our flame mustn't die in this cave.""Oh I wouldn't worry about it, this thing will last for a while. Now follow me, we have to go this way to the next platform, we'll be able to call Liz and have her meet up with us. It shouldn't be too far but keep to the side and don't touch the third rail.">>Very well>>What is that strange torch?>>Rail?>>Why keep to the sides>>Are you okay?>>Wrote in
>>38004415>Rail?>Why keep to the sides>What is that strange torch anyway?
>>38004415>What is that strange torch?
>>38004776>>38004734>>38004642>>38004681"Rail? What do you mean?""You see those steep lines over there?" He points to a series of metal beams that run throughout the tunnel. There are indeed three, but you you are unsure which is the one you should be concerned with. This, of course, makes you nervous. You nod. "Right, them's is rails. The whole thing is called tracks, the wood and concrete and rock and rails. But the rails are just the metal Part, the train runs on 'em. The third rail, that one over there," He says pointing to the one unevenly spaced from the others and closest to the opposing wall,"has electricity runnin' through it, like lightning. So don't touch it." "That is why I must keep to this wall?""That and if a train comes through there's ussually enough space between us and it so we don't turn into mush. It would be fuckin' shit luck to survive....that...but get hit by a fuckin' train. Anyways we should pro'ly keep moving. If someone does arrive in the scene it's probably best if we ain't around for the ensuing shit show. With fuckin' Underworld back there it would be ten times worse than 9/11, Bengahzi, and Roswell combined.">>So what IS a train?>>How do you people harness lighting?!>>I understand literally less than half of what you say>>What is this Nine Eleven? >>Benghazi?>>Roswell?>>Will your comrades not be glad to see you alive amoungst such carnage? Will you not hailed as a hero?>>Write In
>>38005780>>I understand literally less than half of what you sayIt will better once we have finished catching up on the modern era.
>>38005780>I understand literally less than half of what you sayAll of these historical events we don't know, (Clearly 9/11 is some incident involving a mathematician though) >so what IS a train?
>>38005780>>I understand literally less than half of what you say
>>38005780>I understand literally less than half of what you say
>>38005780>>>I understand literally less than half of what you say>>Will your comrades not be glad to see you alive amoungst such carnage? Will you not hailed as a hero?
>>38005780 do ny people really reference 911 this often?
>>38006215>do ny people really reference 911 this often?They do. They have to call the police with depressing regularity.
>>38006215[/spoiler]No, not really. NYC hasn't had a big terrorist attack/threat in a while, but if they did I know they would immediately be on defcon 9000. There are shitloads of first responders though that have serious ptsd from it and they tend to be kinda sensitive to it, more so than most. [/spoiler]
>>38006277I must be mistaken then. They seem to be more I CAN'T BREATH nowadays than anything, at least in this area of new york
>>38006378I was making a bad joke
>>38006514I thought you where Native. It appears I was rused. Also feeling a bit I'll so my post times might be, get this, SLOWER>>38005810>>38005966>>38006057>>38006101>>38006124>>38006193>>38006209You blink twice. "Sirrah, I understand literally less than half of what you say.""Same to you Shakespeare. Shit. That probably another one thay went right over your head."You nod, unfamiliar with the expression but you understand it's meaning. You assume This Shakespeare is some sort historical figure, perhaps a knight? "I mean shit dude. I think I've gone crazy, ya know? Like Afghanistan finally caught up with me, all the fuckin' bullshit thay didn't even faze me there, or here, or when I was kid has just kinda snowballed and I just got all the PTSD at once. I just shot a fuckin' mage dude. Like this is Dungeons and Dragons shit man.""There's no Dragons here DeRetti, and I should hope this place is not a dungeon.""What? Oh! No, it's just fuckin' game with like magic and shit dude. It's fiction man. But here I am with a knight and demons. And I haven't shit myself. Pretty impressive right?""Verily. At least you are in your own land, your own time. I too have been plunged into this world of shadow and witchcraft but I have also been tossed into into a world that is seemingly fraught with miracles. Magic and technology here are analogous to be me in this place.""Shit dude...how long have you been here?""I...'arrived'...last night. I have been in New York for less than a full day.""Jesus Christ...fuck...and Lisa hasn't got you caught up?""I've learned little, mostly of your country's origins and what would have been my future, disappointing as it may have been.""I'm not as smart or well read as Lisa but I could probably fill you in on some stuff, if you want.">>Yes please!>>I'd much rather hear it from Lisa>>Is prefer to stay silent. This place makes me nervous...damned train could swoop down at any moment>>Write In
>>38007787>Yes, PleaseThe Yeoman's perspective is important.
>>38007942>>38007862>>38007845>>38007842>>38007829 You nod and offer a grateful smile,"That would be most welcome. I have yet to receive a proper introduction into this brave, new world and I believe your perspective would be rather frank, as a warrior and officer of law.""Alright man. What do want to know about?">>Current Events>>People>>Places>>Things You Should Have Learned In School (Had You Been Born In This Era)>>Science>>Odds and Ends>>Write In
>>38007787>Yes please!Gimme some of that delicious Knowledge.
>>38008111>>Current Events>>People>>Places>>Sciencedon't bother with school, american education is worse than when Aldrich is from...
>>38008111>Things You Should Have Learned In School (Had You Been Born In This Era)Things like what is a cellphone, how many planets are there again and what do you mean the Earth is not the center of the Universe?!
>>38008111>Things You Should Have Learned In School (Had You Been Born In This Era)
>>38008160>All things you don't learn in the American school system...
>>38008189>>38008133Are you faggots even from America?
>>38008266I am, I left for very good reasons.
Where are you from? This is very important
>>38008316Unless you're from the Bible Belt or like DEEP inner city there's almost no reason to not be a 'Murican
>>38008111>>ScienceSeems to be the most pressing issue. At least half of what we've seen that we don't understand is new tech.
>>38008516>>38008144>>38008133Looks like the most votes are for science.
>>38008111Is that a fucking Whad'ya Know reference
>>38008672...yes...>>38008644>>38008516>>38008133>>38008230>>38008160>>38008185"Ah...well. I would like to learn much more about this world of yours, especially the technology and sciences thay operate it. Perhaps current events would be easier? It would allow me to integrate myself into modern society easier without attracting undue notice. Oh! Or perhaps just the basics, what one of my status would learn in their basic education.""Ah...well uh...so science and news and day one stuff...I think I should tell you about electricity first..."So he teaches you what he can about the fundamental force called electricity, its discovery, it's development and how it is generated and used today. He went off in several tangents on other resources, the different types of oil and 'gas', and their production. He roughly details what he knows of modern metallurgy and the material known as plastic, which he did not know how it is made, only that it is derived from oil. He produced his gun, a 'Glock Semi-Automatic Handgun', and explains it's various mechanisms and how the work and why. He then moves on to more broad things, many if which the ancient Greeks had already predicted, such as the theory of the Atom and the roundness of the world. What you did not expect, is that the earth is not the center of the universe! Quite far from it in fact! Then more principles such as gravity and heat and energy. You simply astounded how a relatively simple man such as Leonardo can be so knowledgable about the universe. He returns to the topic of fuels and firearms to more easily transition to the subject of modern history. He briefly details the world wars, the scale and ferocity of them simply stuns you to silence, your studious queries quelled. He heeds you not and continues to what seems to be a series of failed campaigns. You try to think of what could cause such a drastic shift in the American army's effectiveness. [Cont]
>>38009998Shit. I forgot we'd have to learn about how gruesome WW1 was.
>>38010500 yeah so like an entire generation died in your country that war...we on the other hand were largely unaffected thus were able to slip in late in the war and end that shyt
>>38009998The more you hear about these modern crusades the less optimistic you become. The middle east has become a cesspool of violence and despair, more so that ussual. The sect of Islam that they practice now seems no better than pagan barbarism. You can't help but grit your teeth at the thought. Hundreds of thousands of brave fighting men sacrificed themselves through out generations to that wasteland. And what fruit has it bore? Naught but death and despair."Annnnd...That's about it really. I could teach you basically anything about modern combatives and shooting but other than that I'm not a very good teacher.">>Do you think I could fight in the middle east?>>Tell me more about the world wars>>Do you think I could get a gun?>>How much longer till we get out?>>Whay about you personally?>>What can you tell me about Lisa?>>What can you tell me about New York?>>Write In
>>38010738> What can you tell me about Lisa?
>>38010784>>38010738second we need to know more of our allies
>>38010798though knowing a little more about leo would also be useful for the exact same reason
>>38010738>>>Do you think I could fight in the middle east?>>>Tell me more about the world wars>>>Do you think I could get a gun?
>>38010822>>38010798it's not like we can't ask him both. They seem to be twins anyway
>>38010738> can I get a gun> tell me about lisa
>>38010983>>38010948This worries me
Think we went to bed. You know what to do lads. He's lucky this quest has been fucking golden so far, save that time he killed us
bump?What to do nigger?
too bad we are an illegal immagrant in new york.... we need to hit up some hot pieces
>>38012621>>38012612 was supposed to link there let get strapped yo we just need to find an illegal arms dealer....
>>38012634Considering he just helped us steel what may very well be the most priceless weapon on the planet, I doubt Leo will be unwilling to help us acquire a piece through less than legal means.
>>38012833 woot dirty cops ho
I've just caught up on the archives, and it looks like this isn't the first time OP's taken a temporary leave of absence from the thread. Anybody here got any idea about how long these last, on average?
>>38013273he'll be back in the morning he justt fell asleep on us
>>38008111>Things You Should Have Learned In School (Had You Been Born In This Era)>Current EventsSo we can at least pass for not being either retarded, insane, or from another era (most people will assume the former two over the latter idea)
>>38015137uhh a little late to that update anon
>>38010738>what can you tell me of New York
Bump for great justice.
>>38013273Welcome anon. Yeah, I...occasionally go to work/fall asleep in the middle of these things because I suck. >>38012621>>38012634>>38012612>>38010948>>38010784"You where a fine informant. Straight to the point. If require further detail I'm sure I can query the lady Lisa.""Right, that's probably a good idea, considering I'm not sure if I messed anything up.""So what can you tell me Lisa herself?"He eyes you carefully,"Why?""Well she has shown me much kindness in the short time I've been here. And yet I know next to nothing about my host.""Eh, fair enough. Well we all grew up in the Bronx, we where born and raised a little in Brooklyn but Claim the Bronx.""What are these places?""Oh, they're boroughs, sections of the city, you got Manhattan, which we are in now, the Bronx, Harlem, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. That's not important though, all you gotta know is thay where we came up from? Wasn't so great. It was the three of us, Me, Lucca and Liz, triplets. We stuck together through a lot of shit, Lisa was the brains I was the brawn and Lucca was the face. And we grew up like thay you know? She worked so hard getting rid if her accent and learn everything she could. I didn't give a shit, I just fought with whoever messed with me or my brother and sister, and I enjoyed it. I don't really think Luke cared about anything specifically as long as him and everybody around him was happy. That's jus' who he was. That's who we all where. and that's who we grew up to be. I finally decided to fight for something and joined the army, Lisa got a full rife to Oxford an Lucca became a vet...then a Fireman of all things."Haven't forgot about you guys. I'm just at work. [cont]
bedtime bump, this anon needs rest
Any one else gettin ? as the page number?
>>38020597Nope, I'm getting page 7 here.
Horseman, when do you get off work, and do you work tomorrow?
>>38021719Till 8:30. Tomorrow I work till 4. If thread's still alive I will finish it either tonight or tomorrow evening.>>38017456"What about you? I still can't believe that you're a fuckin' knight from the dark ages but I just stole a shit load of expensive samurai shit and killed a wizard. I'm kinda willing to believe anything right now.""What about myself?" You ask, curious as to his impending line of questioning. "Where are you from? What was your life like back there?">>Humble Origins>>Noble Upbringing>>Boring Existence>>Shady Past >>Write in Background
>>38022060I am torn on this decision so I will not vote.
>>38022060>>>Shady PastBecause redemption as a PC motivation appeals to me. Plus, this might open up some useful skills.
>>38022303They all offer something unique. Also I need a tie breaker.
Also feel free to Write in your own upbringing and raise to knighthood for Aldrich. This is your character
>>38022060>Noble UpbringingThe rest don't explain how well learned we are.
>>38022181>>38022303>>38022327>>38022492>>38022685>>38022800>>38022873Jesus Christ anons, he just asked for a tiebreaker. How about this?Aldrich was born to a humble farming family, where he lived happily for the early years of his life. This ended when marauding bandits/a passing army looted his farm and slew his father. In the chaos he ran, and never found his siblings or mother after that. Eventually he turned to petty crime to feed himself, and several years later got a bit overambitious when he attempted to steal from a nobleman's retainer. The nobleman saw potential in him, and brought him into his retinue as a squire for his son, who was roughly the same age and learning to be a knight at the time. Over the years he impressed the noble and befriended his son well enough that he became a knight as well.
>>38023259Too mary sue.
>>38023280It was the first thing that came to mind. You got any idea how we could combine the options? That seems to be /tg/s preferred answer to these types of quandaries.
>>38024287I support this vote.
>>38024287Seriously, what if were secretly an alien, it'd explain everything! It would also give horseman an aneurysm which would be worth it!
>>38022060Dragon age origins
>>38022060>Noble UpbringingWe're from the time of the Third Crusade right? The level of social mobility needed to go from being a commoner to a knight didn't exist in Europe at the time.
>>38027441I think we can sacrifice realism at the point where he has plate. Although I think Horseman handwoven it in his twitter that Aldrich designed it himself.
How's about a noble turned bandit? Then he left that life behind him then went crusadin' and earned his knighthood through extremely valorous actions/tacticool genius.Or if we do go humble beginnings it can be that he is actually from an old royal line like in an A Knight's Tale
>>38028362Seconding the Noble Bandit
Holy shit. Give me a second to tally votes
>>38028546 could take a while lol
>>38022060>>>ShadyWe dastardly now
It's a tie between Noble and Shady. Should I use both or do you guys want to vote between the two?
>>38028958I'd rather we vote between the two. It's a shame the posting in here is so slow, otherwise it could be done FINAL DESTINATION style over five minutes.
>>38029006That's mostly my fault because I'm a busy faggot and a slow typer to boot. What do you mean by FINA DESTINATION?
>>380291094chan doesn't allow someone to post the same exact post within a five minute time period*. A QM can ask their active players to respond to a post with simply the post number and a single number corresponding to their decision. So the player votes might look something like->>38029109>2In response to options. It's about as secure as using Strawpoll and doesn't require going to other sites.
>>38029221Hmm. I'll use that format next time
>>38029269With as slow posting as we are it probably doesn't matter. The main appeal of that sort of voting is 5-minutes of relatively samefag-proof voting.
>>38028958 btw am voting for noble....since we seem to have forgotten to vote
>>38028958I vote to use both. I think it would make for a much more interesting character
>>38029705Sorry didn't see that you voted, and I didn't think anyone is going to ;_;
>>38029764I vote we use alien origins.
Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>38029764 if that is what you want to do I am willing to abide>>38029705(me)
>>38029764I'm cool with both. A shady nobleman knight sounds pretty cool.
>>38029812May as well.
>>38029764If we're going to use both we may as well go for something like what this anon wrote:>>38023259
>>38030201Got anything better then? How about a noble who lived a hedonistic lifestyle that got him in debt with the wrong people, and thus resorted to various illicit means of gathering money to continue said lifestyle. Eventually this runs him afoul of more powerful nobles/those guys nobody ever expects, and became a crusader to reform his sinful ways as penance. Would something along those lines be sufficiently original?
>>38030813That's actually pretty amusing. Could see something along those lines.
>>38030813>>38030043>>38029821>>38029812>>38029803>>38029800>>38029792>>38029764>>38029705Lord Almighty...Your past...Well you where born in the walled city of Corston, into nobility and wealth. While the Brickvelts weren't the most powerful line, they where certainly old, respected and most importantly, wealthy. You lived a Lavish life, taught by the finest scholars in Europe, eating the finest foods, and wearing the finest attire. But you never accepted your life as a child...no you always want something different. Not more material trappings but experiences. you would often sneak out of the castle and into town, spying on the Blacksmiths and butchers, the coopers and tanners. Watching them apply their craft, learning what you could at a distance. You where almost always caught, be it be the local constabulary or guards from the keep sent to find you. Your father never believed in whipping boys however, so every transgression was a lesson in pain. But you did learn much during your child hood, both from your teachings and through your subtle interactions with the commonwealth, how to interact with both sides of the world and how to hold power in both. When it came time for to hold place in the royal court you proved to be quite adept at the peculiar type of warfare waged in such places, your silver tongue and quick wit proving to be exceedingly effective. Unfortunately you where prone to vice, taking the bed of many a duchess and viscountess, imbibing excessively on fine drink and most perilous of all, engaging in gambling and grandiose purchases. Most of your money won in your several gambling schemes went to the procurement of tomes and manuals to further enhance your mental prowess and exotic weapons and arms which you studied relentlessly. [Cont]
>>38032399Remarkable timing you got there bud.
>>38032387Not as bad as I thought it would be. Continue so I can deride you if necessary
Has OP passed out on us again?
>>>38033392I want to say no
>>38029221final destination voting does nothing to stop samefagging anon, its long dead
Don't think there was much same fagging, although I considered it for the alien origins idea as that'd be hillarious, and would make horseman at least mildly amused and/or upset.
Bump for you Bojack
What will come of the rest of our good knight's backstory? Find out next update!
>>38032387But soon many of your schemes deteriorated, either through exposure of your wrong doing or a dearth of prey, since many Lords feared for their purse far more than you did. As your ploys ran thin so did your coin. Soon you betrayed your own convictions and began to borrow money from the nobility, first within your own house but soon you where a debtor to no less than twenty-five lords, and when you could not repay your debts you began to loose favour quickly. So you came up with a plan. Dastardly and entirely risky you planned to fake your death. Not death specifically but you arranged to have yourself disappeared. You staged a spate of highway banditry with ruffians that you hired with your remaining coin. You had a ring of spies loyal to you while you where popular in court and continued to be on your service after your unfortunate 'accident'. You used these agents to enhance the panic caused by your disappearance, weaving in rumours of torture and possible death. You would have returned, beaten and bare, in a few months time but you found your new found company of bandits and thieves to be actually quite agreeable, and they found your charisma and brilliance as well as your literacy to be quite useful. So you stayed, slowly transitioning from their tool to their undesputed leader. You taught them how to read and how to fight from your manuals of arms, and they taught you how to REALLY fight and how to steal and rob and drink like the best of them. You led countless raids on villages throughout Midsommer, exploiting the land you once ruled over. You where fair, for a bandit, never staying your hand whenever possible, never burning houses unnecessarily, and keeping the raping and pillaging to a bare minimum. In fact most of your revenue came from robbed tax collectors and 'borrowed' cattle. Until your knighthood...[CONT]
>>38039542INDEED.>>38040029But can you tell him this? Would he trust a former criminal? Would he respect a spoiled lordling? If you lied might he sense it? What then? >>Tell him the truth, the whole truth>>Just the noble part>>Tell him you where a bandit through and through>>Write In
>>38040207Don't tell him shit. Peasant doesn't need to know our story
>>38040207>>Tell him the truth, the whole truthI'm sure we regret doing these things afterall we DID go on crusades
>>38040207Depends on how we got our knighthood. I'm assuming you'll give us a chance to choose that as well?
>>38040207>>Tell him the truth, the whole truth
>>38040277Yep. Next update
>>38040289>>38040245 "I was the eldest son of a noble house. I turned away from such privilege after my lecherous and lavish ways forced me into debt. I falsified my own kidnapping in a play to erase my debt and ingratiated myself with a ring of bandits. I fell in love with that life and what was meant to be a few months of hiding became years of banditry. Those ruffians, as well as my cadre of informants and spies within the court help me regain my power and wealth, albeit in a much different manner than I had anticipated.""Your fucking kidding.""You think I jest?""You just told me you where a prince or someshit then after a life of sin and money troubles you just say 'Fuck it.' and become a bandit king?""I wouldn't romanticize my past in such a manner but yes. My youth filled with decadence is embarrassing, and my time as a highwayman is less than proud.""I don't know what you're talkin' about dude. It's pretty fuckin' neat, man. So where you more of a Robin Hood or...something a little less nice?" He asks cautiously, obviously trying to gauge your guilt. You know not of this Robin Hood."Robin Hood? Should I know this man?" you ask, full well knowing thay this is most likely a contemporary reference but giving him the benefit of the doubt."Ah shit, probably not...he's was a Bandit, a thief, but he stole from the to give to the poor. Helped folks out, defended the week against the evil sherif, stuff like that. He was a hero.">>Err...not quite...>>Yes, I suppose I was.>>Oh yes(Lie)>>I raped and pillaged and stole like any proper bandit>>I ran things more like a business, but I suppose that I was fair to the commoners>>Write In
>>38040711[/spoiler]Kek'd. I'm the Bethesda of QM's. [/spoiler]
>>38042318>I would not think the life I lead was so heroic. I embarked on the Crusades to balance the scales.
>>38042449This. Try to frame things positively, but there is no need to outright fabricate shit.
>>38042318>>I ran things more like a business, but I suppose that I was fair to the commoners
>>38042318>I ran things more like a business, but I suppose that I was fair to the commoners
>>38042449>>38042547>>38042746>>38042799>>38043450>>38042836>>38043274>>38044572"I was formal in my thievery, business-like. It was my profession and I treated it as such. I ventured to be as lenient as I could towards the commoners. But to be too forgiving is to lose respect, and respect is king in all things. So no, Leonardo, I would not think the life I lead was so 'heroic'. I embarked on the Crusades to balance the scales. My immoral criminality was a heavy weight on my soul.""What you're telling me is that you where one of the bad guys?""Bluntly said, but aye. Tis not a mark upon my soul that I bear with pride, but one that I must bear nonetheless.""How did you get to be a knight then? Or get to the Middle east to fight?">>I earned my knighthood at home...>Used my ill earned coin and knowledge civil works across the realm, was pardoned for my transgressions>Changed my party into a vigilante militia, defending the south against frenchmen, >My comrades went to far, I slew them all in defense of the realm, returned home a hero.>Write In>>I earned it in during the Crusades..>Saved the King's life when he visited the battlefield.>I entered the campaign secretly, revealed myself, telling all that I was there the whole time, fighting the good fight to atone for my debts and sin>Tacticool genius during a seige>I was the lone survivor of a besieged outpost. I Held The Line.>Write In>>Write In
>>38045881>Changed my party into a vigilante militia, defending the south against frenchmen,>I was the lone survivor of a besieged outpost. I Held The Line.
>>38045881Ima need more info on those options Horseman
>>38045881>>I earned it in during the Crusades..>Tacticool genius during a seige
>>38045881>Tacticool genius during a seige
>>38045881>I was the lone survivor of a besieged outpost. I Held The Line.
>>38045881>My comrades went to far, I slew them all in defense of the realm, returned home a hero.
>>38045881>>I was the lone survivor of a besieged outpost. I Held The Line. we guardsmen
>>38045929These. Perhaps our little militia got brought along by one of our betters.
>>38045881>Changed my party into a vigilante militia, defending the south against frenchmen,Fuck the french.
>>38049798I thought we didn't hate the French yet until they abandoned us at acre
>>38049896We don't hate the french, that doesn't mean we can't consider them dirty subhuman european louts. Theres a reason the pope literally decreed that Paris is a shithole and is not worth visiting.
>>38049943>Theres a reason the pope literally decreed that Paris is a shithole and is not worth visiting.Wait, really?
Sorry car accident. Give me a second
>>38051839jesus dude, you alright?
>>38051860Yeah. I'm fine, bruise on my thigh and ass but I'm home now. Car's totalled though.
>>38052972fuck that sucks, no need to continue the thread if you don't want to right now, real life comes first
>>38052972Dude, go decompress. We can get a thread later when you are ready.
>>38053449 this is really not a time for crusading through the subway with the the police
>>38045881>>38045929>>38046498>>38046866>>38046965>>38047808>>38050946>>38049896 "A fair question. There was a band of french raiders, Les Faucheurs, along the southern coast. They tore through Kent, evading the authorities, then when they where stronger and larger in number they seized Dover. There was concern thay they where only the beginning of burgeoning invasion. My agents informed me of the attitudes of the court; they felt that war was a certainty. At this point my fighting men numbered four score, well trained and well armed all, and open raids where unnecessary as I owned establishments across England with a series of brothels in Spain and Portugal and a sizable gambling ring in France. I had power the likes of which I had never known before, power thay I myself had earned. T'was exhilarating. And yet the weight of my earlier ventures was burdensome upon my soul. When news of the Reapers-""The who?" Leonardo interjects, showing his ineptitude in French.[CONT]
>>38053483>>38053449>>38053002I'm good. Wasn't my car, wasn't our fault. But that's where I've been for so long, in the ER for my freind (broken shin) and sorting out rides back. Was on my way to my LGS for some FNM. But I really want to run, I could have been doing it in the car and I dropped the ball
>>38053714Hell yeah, we're like a medieval Walter white
>>38053846 I do not get it
>>38053914 ive seen the show I just do nt see how it is relevant
>>38053932We have a criminal empire. That is all.
>>38053953 walter didn't he had a super influential(and profitable) drug lab and that was about it
>>38053986Okay...so we're more like Gus
>>38054082 see I think you are stretching the metaphore neither gus nor walter came from money they both started out poor and eventually became verry rich and powerful through illegal means he was originally raised rich and spoiled then went to the life of crime for shits and giggles and later found his noble calling
>>38053714"Les Faucheurs," you explain slowly, "'the Reapers' in french, do in need to explain the metaphor?" You say jokingly."No." He says tersely, his manner rather...aloof. You are unsure whether it was the jape or your confessions. You pray it was the former."As I was saying, when we learned about their invasion of Dover I knew something had to be done. To sit idly would be to risk war; if the crown sent soldiers down south the ever touchy french could see it as a provocation, and if the crown did nothing it would be perceived as weakness. I knew how the game was played, and I knew it thay it would be better for it to seem like the English commonwealth could defense their own lands, so strong we are as a people.""So what did you do?"[CONT]Sorry, this thread has been especially messy, but my leg is swollen to all hell and I am exhausted. I promise this thread will see its conclusion tomorrow.
>>38055679No worries OP, take a break and come back to it later if you're not feeling well.
Never fear Horsema. we shall carry thy thread throughout the night, so that it may never perish
bedtime bump, gonna need another anon to step up an keep the thread alive please
Come in man what the fuck
One last bum. I hope you're still alive
>>38060754WHAT >>38055679"I made a plan, of course. A step invasion, consisting of infiltration, harassment then the final attack. I took all the fighting men I could muster down to the southern reaches of the kingdom, hiring more soldiers and mercenaries as we traveled. Before we reached Kent I sent a series of agents into the county, and into Dover. There the mission was to sow as much disorder as possible without drawing attention to themselves. Roads became blocked by abitis, wells became poisoned, cattle was stolen, houses burned at all hours of the night, Les Faucheurs was slowly dwindling in patience and resources. It was at the third week of our harring thay the invaders began to execute villagers, but what was meant to quell resistance only stoked the flames. It was in this period thay we struck. I sent two ships around the coast to arrive in the port of Dover before I began this campaign, and as we strode in from the north, my men surged from the ships and attacked from the south. The damage of property was dire but our victory was absolute. Those few surviving Frenchmen that survived and tried to flee found their ships set ablaze and where cut down in short order. We tried our best to rebuild and donate coin but the large majority of the yeomen of Kent would not have it. We were their heroes, the local lords to weak to stand against those oppressors thankful beyond measure.""Didn't they know that you guys where scumbags?""There was suspicions, aye. But we where more northern and our more outgoing ventures had long since ended. We were brave vigilantes from the north, nothing more.""Is that when you got knighted?""Pah! Oh no. This was merely the beginning. When agents of the crown came to inspect damages and account these 'heroes' I was found out immediately.""Ha! Holy crap, what happened?"[CONT]
>>38063758"I was speaking with the Earl of Kent, who was thankfully little acquainted with me and wouldn't have recognized my countenance as it was for I had grown long in hair and worn in visage, when an emissary came to speak with him. I was foolish to let myself be introduced to the man but I saw no harm in speaking with him. When I saw him I knew that my life of anonymity was over.""How come?""He was of the house of Brickvelt. My half cousin, an acknowledged bastard given a position of relative importance. He was known to I and I was known to he. He received me warmly but inquired as to my absence over the past few years.""Did you tell 'I'm the truth? What did you say?">>I told him the whole truth, just as I am now>>I lied and said that I had manipulated my captors into letting me lead them>>I lied saying thay I had escaped a while ago and gathered this band of do-gooders to defend the realm>>Write In
>>38065293>>I told him the whole truth, just as I am now
>>38065293Is there a good answer, other than a "well shit"
>>38065293Haha!>Cometh this way Hero! I must see you are rewarded by the Crown!>k>Here is yon emissary! Here is the hero of Kent!>Oh fuck...
>>38065712>COUSIN! LETS GO BOWLING
>>38065293>I told him the whole truth, just as I am now
>>38065293>I told him the whole truth, just as I am nowHonesty is an important Virtue.
Sir Horseman is away! Let the festivities Begin!
>>38068925>>38067895>>38065989>>38065813>>38065626>>38065473"I told the truth, as I am now.""What happened then?""Everything went to shit Leonardo, that's what. I confided in my Cousin and when he told the King of my existence and deeds I was rewarded with almost half of my men hung at random. I would have been hung as well, along with my lieutenants and several of my spies where it not for the outcry in court and in Kent.""What about your family?""From them I had no help, my father spoke not to me, and my mother was forbade to do so.""What about your siblings? Don't you have any?">>Nine>>Just A brother>>Just a sister>>A bother and sister both >>I've lost track of the number of my siblings>>Write In
>>38071096>>I've lost track of the number of my siblings
>>38070203So THIS is what you guys do when I'm gone. I have to apologize for the state of this thread. Real life is being particularly irksome
>>38071096>>>I've lost track of the number of my siblings
>>38071207How many more posts do plan on allocating for chargen? I'm getting eager to get back to time travel shenanigans and DEUS VULT!
>>38071096>NineA nice Magically important number.>>38071207No need to apologize, dude. I have yet to meet a QM on /tg/ who hasn't got it rough. Of I were more supersticious I'd call it a curse.
>>38071398Is the tenth son the magic one?are we the youngest?if so, I change my vote to this.>>38071096
>>38071455Uh, swap the post numbers around.
>>38071525>>38071455>>38071398Isn't seven the magic number? or 13?It doesn't matter Aldrich is the eldest
>>38071096>I've lost track of the number of my siblings
>>38071096>A bother and sister both
>>38072066>It doesn't matter Aldrich is the eldestThe first of ten, 10 becomes 1+0 = 1, and a quick google search tells me Ten has Leadership and Luck among its meanings, but it also had so many New Age buzzwords I kinda blocked out most of the text.Numerology, man.
>>38073100Numerology a shit
>>38073100Numerology is one of the shittiest paranormal things that isn't completely new-age.
>>38071388The whole thread Unfortunately. The next thread will either be much more action packed or move plot a lot more, depending on what you guys do.>>38071145>>38071247>>38071455>>38072743>>38073028>>38073100"Oh had many brothers and sisters, nine in all. Most of them did as they where bidden, but my closest brothers, Geralt, Harold, and Albert ignored my father's commands and reunited with me as soon as they could. My father disowned them in return.""Harsh.""I did say my father was stern. Perhaps a little to stern.""Yeah, no shit. What happened then?""My repentance. My absolution long in the running. The next great Crusade began and I saw an opportunity like many other did. A chance not for glory, or plunder or adventure however, but for redemption.""So you went to war.""Aye, but not entirely of my own accord. I was also exiled from my lands and seized of my inheritance and refused a place in court. I could have stayed in Dover, or maybe even London, expanded my empire of sin, but I knew that to truly find peace I would have to do my part in the reclamation of the Holy Land. So I took what weapons I had and what men would come with me, surprisingly most of them were willing to follow me into the eastern unknown, those that didn't I gifted them ownership of all my illicit establishments and wished them the best of luck. Unfortunately my three disowned brothers were so enamored with my tales of banditry and heroism thay they pleaded to take them with me. I saw no harm in it and allowed them to traverse the land with me. It was a foolish choice.""Did...they die?"You nod. The pain of the memory resurfacing. "You asked how I earned my knighthood."He nods, his attitude no longer sour but somber."It was in the Negev where I saw more blood spilt there than in any battle before or since..."[CONT]
I wasn't really expecting this one to be so one sided. My bad
When do you think the next post will be finished, Horseman? The suspense is killing me.
>>38079183I hope he hasn't fallen asleep.
>>38078709"T'was in the Negev desert, that arid expanse between Egypt and Jerusalem. There was a camp there, a place for the ill, injured, and dying held by the Order of Saint John thay we were sent to defend. My company was not well respected, despite our numerous victories and accomplishments, so we were often permitted very menial task. We were also always ill equipped, and under supplied so morale was always horrendous. Threats of mutiny where almost constant as was desertion, at least in the beginning. The first actual man to attempt to seize command was struck down quickly. I presented his head to the rest of them and said simply, 'I was your leader in our homeland for a reason.' I dropped his there and said nothing else on the matter. Every now and then I would have a soldier come and speak with me and voice his doubts but I always eased their minds and strengthened their resolve.""You cut of his head?!" Leonardo asks, utterly vexed."He made an attempt at me life. I showed him the error of his ways. The world may be a better place now but I am sure you can agree, villainous knaves understand two things, coin and violence.""Shit...alright, you gotta point. What did your brothers think of all this, must have been a shock.""They were shaken indeed, but more so that the men they marched with had such designs than my reaction. They found solace in the fact that that traitor was the only one with such inclinations, a lie of course, but it comforted them all the same. When we reached the camp we found it to be walled at least, which was a comfort. The men, and my brothers especially, where simply glad to be able to cease the marching and enjoy some rest. It was not to last. We had been there a week already when a convoy of wounded from the front lines arrived. We helped process them as was part of our duties. What we did not know is that they had been followed."[CONT]
>>38080872Horseman go to bed, your spelling has turned to shit. Well pick this back up tomorrow morning, are we almost done at least?
>>38080926nah his spelling is fine, its just Ye Olde Speak, you forget the state of the English language in the time Aldrich is from.
>>38080926Thanks, I think I will. Expect two or three more posts before the end of the thread. Next one WILL be more interesting
>>38080941I don't mind OP, this one has still been plenty interesting, just a little slow interaction wise, remember to not get carried away with PLOT because it might just feel a little slow, the downtime is just as good as the preparation and the actions, and you need all in equal measure.
Bump for glory
Horseman you're literally the worst QM I've ever heard of
>>38083683Why do you say that?Or is this some new QM summoning technique?
>>38083683Dude's having some real life trouble, give him a rest you cunt.
>>38083811Hopefully the later
>>38083683>>38083811/tg is full of neckbeard autists, they just tend to give up after enough raging in chat, although granted, I have jokingly called horseman a bundle of sticks the one time he forgot to actually link his quest on twitter when he announced it.
I know of only one way to summon The Dread Horseman...unfortunately I already used that gif earlier, so have Spetsnaz Knight instead, HORSEMAN!
>>38083683But you HAVE heard of me>>38080872"Their rear guard was slain wholesale, cut down like wheat in the field. We had only just got the rest of the caravan into the camp before they were at our gates. We ushered the wounded into the hospital, the few Hospitallers remaining commanded us to protect then while they fought off our aggressors. We fell back to the hospital and the knights came forth to defend the gate. What we could not have accounted for is greek fire. The gates were fashioned out if wood and the arab's greek fire disintegrated the gate in a few short moments. They poured in like the flooding Thames. Angry and brown.""Ha!"You smile despite yourself. The humour of soldiers is universal."The knights...they did not last long... Most were reduced to cinders by the greek fire, and when the enemy exhausted it the knights were able to mount a viable defense for a short while. When the last of the knights fell they turned their attentions to the hospital. I commanded my longbowmen to stay behind and provide cover and defend our charges. My brothers and I charged into the fray with the others and met our foe head on..."The silence lingered for a moment. This is tale you have confessed only thrice, it's pain true and stinging."...we were forced to retreat...Harold was dead, s-sliced in twain...Albert had lost his arm. They all fought hard, and I was proud, especially of Geralt, who suffered not a scratch and had slayed many saracen, but all my men held their ground and for each man thay fell five saracen bastards followed him into hell, but we where outnumbered six to one and we were quickly overun. But we did not retreat, we did not abandon those sick and wounded souls. We held the line. We held the line to the last man...""And...that was you then?"[CONT]
>>38088367Get the fuck out. Mudslimes didn't have greek fire
>>38088367WOOT HE LIVES!
>>38088447You know what else they don't have? Mages, Djinis, and time travel.
>>38088447Actually they did, as did the Indian. Chinese, and mongols. It was just a catch all phrase
>>38088791Just like napalm is literally any dirty mix of sticky water resistant burning material.
>>38088907Exactly. The actual recipe was lost to time and changed drastically between regions
>>38088965At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you were using a weapon that made green fire, yellow fire, blue fire, or purple fire, everyones going to be just as freaked out regardless.
>>38088367"Albert had lost too much blood and fell, the Michael followed, then Richard, then Shamus, then Erik, then Thom, then Ulfric, then Jaques, then Geralt in a fit of rage charged wildly at out foes and killed a few before receiving a bolt in the neck. I was the last of my comrades, but there was ten arab warriors remaining. I killed them all.""Ten on one! With swords and shit, that's bad ass dude.""It was necessary. Had I not they would have reduced that camp to a smoldering ruin. Scores of innocent lives would have snuffed out in that hospital. For my valorous actions, and the selfless sacrifice of my warriors and brothers in defense of the defenseless, I was appointed a Knight of the Crown, knighted by the King Himself in Dimona. It was by three blood of my brothers, by birth and by bond, that I was allowed redemption in the eyes of the nobility.""What about in your eyes.">>I have forgiven myself, but I cannot forget.>>Of course, to allow the past weigh one down is to prevent oneself to move forward in the present >>It will always bear the guilt of my trespasses, and my failure to protect my brothers>>Write In
>>38091303I will always bear the guilt for my trespasses and failing to protect my brothers.
>>38091303>>Write Infor my criminal past yes, but not for the early deaths of my brothers.
>>38091303>It will always bear the guilt of my trespasses, and my failure to protect my brothers
>>38091303>>It will always bear the guilt of my trespasses, and my failure to protect my brothers
>>38091303>I will always bear the guilt of my trespasses, and my failure to protect my brothers
>>38091303>I have forgiven myself, but I cannot forget.
>>38091303>>I will always bear the guilt of my trespasses, and my failure to protect my brothers
>>38091396>>38091553>>38091666BEGONE SATAN>>38091708>>38091880"I can never be fully redeemed. I will always bear the guilt of my trespasses, and my failure to protect my brothers.""Yo, it's not your fault, they knew what they were gettin' into, they died honorably, ain't no shame in that.""By brothers in arms knew what awaited them, aye. But not my blood brothers, Leonardo, they where only following their 'dashing rouge of a brother on an exciting adventure!' Geralt has sons, a wife and a manor in Badger's Drift. I robbed them of a father.""And you lost a brother. I know how thay is.">>I'd much prefer not to talk of such things anymore, I've told you of my past, let us be done.>>Lucca?>>What was your time in the east like?>>How much farther do we have to walk?>>Stay Silent>>Wrote In
>>38092300>>>What was your time in the east like?
>>38092300>>>Lucca?>>>What was your time in the east like?
>>38092990>>38092524>>38092513>>38092513>>38092510>>38092460>>38092346"Lucca?"He nodded adopting your somber affect. "September 11th, 2001...there was a terror attack on the World Trade Center, big Ole towers, very important. Fucking rag heads blew 'em up. My brother was a first responder, it was his job to put out fires and try and rescue folks...when he got there he rushed in to save some people trapped under a steal beam. He and some other guys managed to get 'em out but...the ceiling collapsed...he didn't make it... saved 15 people that day.">>How did they 'blow it up'?>>He died honourably.>>I understand your apprehension now about coming here...>>How much longer till we escape this cave?>>Jet fuel can't melt steel beams >>Write In
>>38093543>I understand your apprehension
>>38093543>>I understand your apprehension now about coming here...>>How much longer till we escape this cave?
>>38093543>He died honorably.
>>38093543JET FUEL CAN'T MELT STEEL BEAMS DEBORA
>>38093543>>>He died honourably.
>>38093543>>>He died honourably.>>>I understand your apprehension now about coming here...
>>38093543>>He died honourably.
>>38094305>>38094138>>38093793>>38093767>>38093593>>38093607"I can understand your apprehension now about coming to this place.""Yeah...bomb threats are kinda of a touchy subject in America after 9/11, especially here...and for us after Lucca..."He sighs, and nods and says nothing more."He died with honour, helping those in dire need. Few can earn the same.""That's what they tell me.""'They' are correct.""It doesn't change the fact that he's dead.">>Everyone Dies, Leonardo >>True enough I suppose.>>Stay silent>>Wrote In
>>38095826Forgetting something there?
>>38095826>>Everyone Dies, Leonardo>>It's how you die that counts though
>>38095826True enough I suppose.We haven't forgiven ourselves for our brothers deaths, I doubt we can make him forgive himself for his brothers death. 9/11 343 never forget our fallen brothers
>>38095826>Everyone Dies, Leonardo
>>38095826>>>True enough I suppose.
>>38095826>Pat him on the shoulder.
>>38095882Seconding this.Death in Redemption
>>38096173>>38096096Seconding this. Leonardo and Aldrich have way too much in common
>>38095826>>>Stay silent>>>pat on shoulder
>>38095826>Stay silent>pat on Shoulder
>>38096477>>38096451>>38096442>>38096391>>38096173>>38096096>>38095940>>38095826You say nothing. You simply pat him on the back. You have both lost brothers by the hands of saracen violence, there was nothing more to say. You continue through the dark of the sub way in contemplative silence.That's gonna be it for this thread. Next one will probably be tomorrow or Tuesday
>>38097499Thanks for running horseman!
>>38097499thanks for the thread OP
>>38097499Thanks for running, Horseman.
>>38097499Just got into these. Best thread I've read in awhile