>Prevous part: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40576762/You are Louise du Petit-Thouars, a well off young lady in late 19th century Paris. In spite, or perhaps because of your life of privilege, you grew fascinated with theft. With two succesful thefts committed, you've decided to attend a week long art exposition in Strassburg under a false name. Last night you enjoyed the hospitality of the aristocratic Prussian General Siegfried von Oberhausen. The man is well-mannered, but it's clear that he has an eye on you. Perhaps you can make good use of that.The next morning the staff of the Von Oberhausen residence prepares a delightful breakfast for you, but Siegfried is nowhere to be found. You learn that he's preparing to attend the exposition and that he'll wait outside when he's done.After your meal, you and your butler Philippe retreat to your quarters to wash up and get dressed. You then relay your orders to your servant. "Philippe, I'll be with Siegfried all day. There won't be a lot I can get done with him around. You...">are coming with us to keep an eye on Siegfried>will attend the exposition separately, to check how heavy security is>will wander around Strassburg, looking for a place to hide our store our loot after the theft>Write-inSide note: This will probably be the last theft of this quest. I don't really know where to take this next so I want to finish what we started, have an epilogue to tie everything up in a satisfying way and start a new quest.
Some rules and other affairs of note:>Louise is an educated woman, and therefore assumed to be fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, English and German>Louise is affluent, it is assumed that she can afford most services and purchases>The campaign is semi-historical: the campaign will take place somewhere between 1880 and 1900, but some minor facts or persons may be changed>Automobiles exist, but are not widely available. Louise does not possess one.>When a roll is required, the best roll of the first three will be picked>Rolling a 20 means automatic success, rolling a 1 means automatic failure. They do not cancel each other out>The standard DC for the theft of a prominent treasure is 20, this means that only a natural 20 will result in a successful theft>There are many factors that can increase or decrease the DC for a theft, a non-exclusive list will followBonuses:>Familiarity with or blueprints of the location (-2 DC)>Gained the trust of a minor key figure such as a guard (-2 DC) or a major key figure such as the captain of the guard or the victim himself (-4 DC) (Non-cumulative)>The theft is committed while the treasure to be stolen is being transported (-2 DC)>The theft is committed while the treasure to be stolen is outside of Europe * (-2 DC)Penalties:>A major key figure knows Louise and has reason to suspect or dislike her (+4 DC)>The treasure to be stolen has been stored in a vault, safe or other such secure location (+2 DC)>The treasure cannot be carried away inconspicuously and no appropriate measures to transport the treasure to a safe place have been taken (+2 DC)*Colonial and indigenous authorities are presumed to be less motivated and easier to bribe
>>40641362>will wander around Strassburg, looking for a place to hide our store our loot after the theftLast theft? Awww.
I knew i forgot something damn you E3>>40641362>will attend the exposition separately, to check how heavy security is
>>40641362>>will attend the exposition separately, to check how heavy security is
Rolled 1 (1d2)Good to see some of you were still able to join me tonight.>>40641627>>40643181Check out the city>>40642926>>40642946Check out security1- hiding/storage2- security
"You will wander around Strassburg. Look for places where we can hide or store our loot after we're done. If you can, try to get your hands on some valuable information. I'll look around the exposition as much as I can."Philippe nods in agreement. "Certainly madame. I'll leave a little while after the two of you, as to not draw any suspicion."That said and done, you prepare yourself before leaving the estate. Outside you can see Siegfried waiting for you. He has ditched his uniform for a sophisticated suit and his chestnut hair is well kempt. He looks you over with his piercing blue eyes before kissing your hand. "You're looking lovely today, milady." You can tell that he's quite the charmer, but you're not falling for his tricks that easily. You feign feeling flattered and allow him to escort you to the exposition, which takes place on the outskirts of the city. Surprisingly enough it's an outdoor exposition, one that is very busy and quite heavily guarded."Milady, shall we look for a painting for your father?">Play along, stay with him>Tell him you'd rather look for one yourself>Try to sneak out of the exposition>Flirt with him, try to lower his defenses>Write-in
>>40643451>Tell him you'd rather look for one yourself
>>40643451>>Flirt with him, try to lower his defensesThis is not going to end well
>>40643451>>Play along, stay with himHusbando Quest?
>>40643601How about we marry him, raise our kid to be a thief, and gave a sequel quest where the protagonist starts out reasonably well-trained? Victory!
>>40643471I'm a strong independent woman who don't need no chaperone!>>40643472>>40643517You like art? That's so sexy!>>40643601Husbando Quest: Alpha as Fuck edition.
>>40643707>a sequel quest where the protagonist starts out reasonably well-trained?....don't give me any ideas.
>>40643721You know you want to...>Multiple kids competing to be the world's greatest thief>Father completely oblivious>Mother giggling happily as she judges each of their thefts based on success and flair>Phillipe wondering why the fuck he hasn't retired
>>40643707>>40643721A French-Prussian kid in the late 19th century?you want to get us killed right?
>>40643778We'd travel around safer countries, using our disguise skills. It could work!
"That sounds like a lovely idea!" you reply. For now it's best to stick with Siegfried, it's useful to have a man around to serve as your alibi, and perhaps to protect you against any accusations thrown your way if things get sour. You need to get on his good side as much as possible. You wrap yourself around his arm and whisper sweet words of flattery in his ear. "This is such a big, scary place. There's nothing better than having a big, strong man around to protect me."The German general grins cheekily. "But who's going to protect you from me, milady?" The two of you exchange some smiles. Siegfried doesn't appear to be easily caught off-guard, but you're certain he's starting to like you. That's good enough. The two of you wander around the exposition, exchanging some smalltalk and banter. You observe some paintings made by established experts and young debutants alike. Siegfried explains many paintings to you, citing art movements, naming artists, elaborating on composition and use of lines. You don't fully understand everything, but it's clear that Siegfried enjoys the arts. You, on the other hand, are more interested in value and the thrill of the chase.>Let Siegfried guide you around, check out some paintings you like>Ask Siegfried to show you the most valuable paintings>Ask him to show you the paintings made by the most famous artists>Write-in>>40643778By the time their hypothetical children are adults, it'd be early 20th century at earliest. That's about WW1, which is even worse. Still, it could work out if there's enough interest in such a sequel quest.
>>40643947>>Ask him to show you the paintings made by the most famous artists
>>40643947>>Let Siegfried guide you around, check out some paintings you likeWe Husbando Quest now
>>40643947>Ask him to show you the paintings made by the most famous artists
>>40643947>>Ask Siegfried to show you the most valuable paintingsi thought we're thieves
>>40643968>>40644060Be subtle>>40644026Mai husbando>>40644160Be blunt
>>40644160But the most famous ones will most likely acquire more value over the years.
Not that you aren't enjoying yourself, but you came here to steal some valuable paintings. You need to at least identify your target to make this day worthwhile. You consider flat out asking which ones are the most valuable, but that'd be suspicious. You don't want to give Siegfried any impressions that could connect you to any stolen paintings. Instead you try to be a bit more subtle and you ask what paintings are made by the most famous artists."Not pleased with the work of the amateurs?" Siegfried smiles. "I should've known, a lady like you must have a sharp eye. Come, let's look at something more worthwhile." He leads you to another section of the exposition. On the way there, a waiter offers the two of you some drinks and each of you happily accept a glass of wine. A short walk later and you arrive at a section filled with beautiful paintings that you could only describe as the height of impressionism."These are the works of Karl Haussmann, the greatest impressionist in all of Germany." He then leans in closer. "You haven't heard this from me, but they say Haussmann is the Kaisers favorite artist. He's a bit... conservative and looks down on more modern movements like pointillism and abstract art. He calls them frivolous." He leans in even closer to whisper in your ear. "I call the Kaiser an uncultured barbarian." He backs away with a smile, leaving you surprised. It shocks you that a general could think of the Kaiser so lowly, and speak his mind so casually. This Siegfried is something else.>Do something else at the exposition [write-in]>Call it a day, head home with Siegfried [write-in]>Try to meet with Philippe after the exposition [write-in]>Write-in
>>40644406>>Call it a day, head home with Siegfried [write-in]a drink and dinner!DO IT
>>40644406>>Do something else at the exposition [write-in]Walk around the exposition and look at the general overlay, entrances and exits and how the guards are, are they in groups are they walking around alone
>>40644467Husbando?Husbando!let's raise some thieves on our own
>>40644467Our firstborn's name'll be Shia.
>>40644737Am I missing something?Is Sigfried's last name La'Beouf?
>>40644467>>40644618Husbando time!>>40644536>>40644710Be professional>>40644737Please confirm whether or not this is a vote for husbando time. If not, I'm going to roll.
>>40644832Roll with it.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>40644894Aight, rollin'1- Husbando2- Professionalism
Oh, shit, I probably should have voted.Oh well, we can probably husbando him on our off time.
>>40644984I wish people would remember this is Thief Quest, and not Ignore Stealing and Slut It Up Quest.
>>40645014Well, it's not like we can't do both.I'm in favor of business before pleasure, though.
>>40645014He IS rich.And there are many forms of theft.Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying she's a gold digger.However... She ain't messing with no broke.
>>40645098>Marry>Get pregnant>Push him down a long flight of stairsPerfect.
The two of you admire Haussmann's works. Distracted by fantasies of how well these works would look in your 'vault', you can feel Siegfried's hand creeping around your waist. You decide to let him be, it feels rather nice to be held by such a charming man. He suggests to return to his residence. "Shall we go back home? I can have the maids prepare a nice meal for us."You think it over for a moment, but for now you have to refuse. "Can't we look around just a little longer? I was just starting to enjoy myself."The Prussian shrugs. "Sure, we can stay for a bit if you want." The two of you stroll around the exposition some more, Siegfrieds hand still on your waist. You can feel yourself getting flustered, it almost feels like you're on a date. His charms are finally getting to you, but you're not planning to turn into a swooning little princess anytime soon, your 'job' comes first. While strolling around, you focus on your surroundings. The general overlay is pretty simple: all the art is organized in long rows save for the works of Haussmann, which are in the back. The exposition has only one entrance and is surrounded by a wooden palisade you estimate to be 2.5 meters high: possible to scale but not easily. You even keep an eye on the guards, German soldiers wearing their iconic pickelhaubes. They patrol independently, but you notice that almost at all times there are at least two guards invisible range. Security seems to be tight.You know all you can know by just strolling around and decide that it has been enough. "I've seen it all for now. Please take me home."1/2
>>40645098Get down girl go head get downI gotta leaveGet down girl go head get downI gotta leave
>>40645193That night, your dinner is a pleasurable one. The food is excellent: a humble salad for an entree, hachis parmentier for the main course and yoghurt with blueberries for dessert. The two of you spend the dinner engaged in pleasant conversation, mostly about your families. You tell him the truth without naming anyone. You tell him that you grew up on an estate in Bordeaux and mostly spent your days playing around with yor older brothers. In turn, you learn that Siegfried was the only son and had three younger sisters. As such, his father pressured him a lot to become a worthy son he could be proud of. He likes to think that his old man is satisfied with his achievements.That night you retreat to your quarters where Philippe is waiting for you. "Did you discover anything useful, Philippe?"."Certainly, madame." Your servant waits for you to sit down on your bed before explaining everything. "There's an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of the city. The roof got damaged during the Franco-Prussian war and nobody bothered to repair it. I asked about it in the city hall and it turns out they have plans to demolish it in the following months. We could store the paintings there after our theft.""Not bad" you mumble. "But how do we get it back to Paris? Especially with Siegfried around?""Perhaps I can bring it back alone while you stay here and keep Siegfried occupied? I can use the excuse of managing some affairs in your absence."That sounds like a valid excuse. That night, you...>Rest, and plan more preparations the next morning [write-in]>Go out to steal Haussmanns works>Write-inCurrent DC: 18-2 for knowing the general layout-2 For being an outdoor exposition-2 for experience+2 for tight security+2 for not being able to instantly store the loot in a secure place (like your own home)
>>40645292>Rest and planWe need to weaken security somehow. Ideas?
>>40645292>>Go out to steal Haussmanns worksLet's go balls to the walls
>>40645520we could poison their food/water supplies
>>40645617Maybe.QM, how much longer will the exhibition go on? Where will the art go afterwards?
>>40645627Four more days, after which the art will return to various museums (except the art contributed by amateurs and debutant, which will be sold).
>>40645700Okay, so we have time to plan. Let's talk to Phillipe about getting something to put in their food/drink, and whether we can access their supplies somehow?
So how many votes do we have exactly? Because for now I only see>>40645520Rest and plan (spiking their food/water)>>40645566Go balls to the wall and steal
>>40645827>Rest and plan (spiking their food/water)
>>40645827I'll vote for spiking their food and water.Preferably with LSD.
>>40645849>>40645862Alright, that makes three votes for spiking.
That night, you decide to get some rest. No need to be overly hasty, you should take your time and plan your moves. As you ponder in bed, you notice that the night is rather damp and hot. The weather has been pretty warm lately. You mentally note that you should stay well hydrated. Your thoughts then drift off to the guards at the exposition, and that they probably need to remain well hydrated as well. That's when you get a brilliant idea.The next morning, you get up early. You quickly wash up and get dressed and, without having breakfast, leave the Von Oberhausen residence. You warn one of the maids that you'll be back before breakfast.You quickly make your way to Strassburg and enter a local pharmacy. You need something to spike the guards water supply with and incapacitate a few with them. You decide to pick up some:>Laxatives>Opium>A deadly cocktail of various potent medicines>Go to the liquor store instead, get the most potent alcohol you can find
>>40646045Whatever's going to have a reasonably delayed reaction, and isn't easily noticed by taste or smell.
>>40646071For the sake of convenience, let's assume that applies to all four options.
>>40646045Laxatives, least likely to be noticed
>>40646135Smoke opium erryday>>40646247Noblman, swerve!1- Opium2- Laxatives
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>40646405I gotcha.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>40646405...I forgot the roll. How nice.
>>40641362I wonder what quest we'll do next?My fingers are crossed for alien abduction, seems like it has a lot of potential for top keks to be had.
>>40646425>>40646426>It is destinyYou think for a moment about what to buy to spike the guards water supply with and internally debate with yourself. 'Any medicine becomes a poison with the right dose... but I wouldn't want to kill any guards just to get to the paintings. Alcohol then... but what if some of the guards have a high tolerance? Laxatives? That might be too unreliable. Maybe opium, that should put them in a daze for quite a while.' You decide on opium and buy a decent supply. When the pharmacist asks you what it's for, you tell him that it's for your father who's in a lot of pain.You hurry back with your supply and quickly bring it back to your room, where you'll keep it safe until tonight or whenever you're going to start your theft. That morning, you try to present yourself casually during breakfast and avoid appearing suspicious in spite of Siegfrieds questioning. "I heard you went out this morning. Was something wrong?"You come up with a plausible excuse. "I had a bit of a headache this morning, I went to the pharmacist to get something for it. I'm feeling better now."The general nods and decides not to press the issue any further. "Is there something you'd like to do today? We still have the whole day ahead of us.">"I still haven't bought a painting for papa, let's go back to the exposition">Take a stroll through the city>Husbando it up>Stroll through the city without Siegfried>Write-in
>>40646517>"I still haven't bought a painting for papa, let's go back to the exposition"Pick out a good one to steal and figure out which guards to fuck over.
>>40646517>>"I still haven't bought a painting for papa, let's go back to the exposition"
>>40646663>>40646759Go back, check things out.
With your plan in place, you want to go back to the exposition one more time. You want to see where all the water supplies are, so you're not stumbling around in the dark when the time comes to actually spike them. Luckily, you have just the excuse."We forgot to buy Papa a painting yesterday, can we go back? It'd be such a shame if I came this whole way for nothing." You try to appear as fragile as possible, tugging Siegrieds heartstrings.The man smiles warmly. "Sure, why not. Take your time picking a painting you like.">End of part 7Another short thread because we got a bit of a late start, it seems. To convenience you guys, I've decided to set up a fixed schedule for my quests. Right now I'm planning to host games on Tuesday and Friday, though the Tuesday slot may move to either Monday or Wednesday somewhere in the future. This means the next quest will be this Friday. As usual, I will warn you one hour before the quest starts, and update you if something unusual happens.Thank you guys for playing and please follow me on Twitter to stay up to date: https://twitter.com/Master_of_Quest
>>40646985Thanks for running, QM.
>>40646985Next time E3 won't keep methanks for running
>>40647029Don't feel bad bruh, if I knew E3 was today I'd probably be watching/streaming it too.