The red-eyed, silver-haired woman takes you aside. A wry smile dances on her lips, but you can't shake the feeling of being a little mouse being played with by a very large cat.After putting some distance between yourself and the others, you glance back at them and you notice that she doesn't seem to have moved at all: she's still there, standing next to Sol, chatting amicably with Tia (who seems to know her) and Amata (who seems even more stressed out now).You look back at her. There's two? Actually, they look quite a bit different, but you still FEEL like they're the same person. Goddess. Whatever."You're Luna." You dare a guess."That was easy." She grins.Every time you look aside, even just for a split-second, and then back at her, she looks a bit different, though she's still perfectly recognizable. It's very disconcerting. You can't help but keep looking back at the other... the other her, who is now playfully ruffling Tia's hair. You can hear them talking, but it's not clear what they're saying."Your" Luna snaps her fingers to call you to attention, and you tear yourself off from the distraction."Y-yes?""I know you're not my responsibility." She starts, shooting off a glance back at the rest of the group herself. "But since Sol decided to crown you, there's some things you should probably know. About Lunars.">About Lunars in general, or you mean about Tia?>What should I know?>Why me? I mean, you said it yourself, I'm not a Lunar. I can barely understand what they're thinking sometimes.>(other?)
>>43962668>About Lunars in general, or you mean about Tia?Something Tia can't tell us?Great to finally see you back EF, way too excited for this.
>>43962668>>Why me? I mean, you said it yourself, I'm not a Lunar. I can barely understand what they're thinking sometimes.
>>43962668Would it be dangerous to ask>What do you think I need to know?I don't know what the rules are to dealing with Luna.
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble Exalted as a Zenith-caste Solar. Queen of Gem, now ruling the western island of Tianna. You have gathered a vast amount of allies and friends, and defeated every threat to Tianna up to now.You recently discovered that Tianna is actually an artificial island, built around a First Age Titan: an almighty flying fortress. Your forces have crushed the Bodhisattva Anointed by Dark Water, a Deathlord who tried to usurp its power for himself.And now, on the day of your wedding, the Unconquered Sun Himself appeared to you and crowned you Princess of Creation, asking you to be an example for others in these dark times.>Solar? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%20Quest>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag>Any questions?http://ask.fm/ExaltedfagNew System Info: http://pastebin.com/pvAZpsJ6Characters info (player-made): http://pastebin.com/5WnD47jpQuest in ebook format (player-made): https://www.dropbox.com/s/yxjjb8e50xs52fq/Exalted%20Quest%20-%20Threads%2001-86%20%5Bpdf%5D.rar?dl=0
Sorry, guys, but my connection is fucked up today, and i can't post images reliably. the first post took me seven or so tries to get through and the second part of the sheet, which is a larger image, just isn't happening.
>>43962668>that Crown of Thunders Maka>those Elder Essence statsI don't know which is making my dick harder.
>>43962668>About Lunars in general, or you mean about Tia?>>43962748I guess we can wait till next time to decide on adding new outfits to KGD.
>>43962748Here's the version you posted at the end of the last thread, I don't think we bought any new charms so it should still be accurate.
>>43962668>What should I know?
>>43962668>>About Lunars in general, or you mean about Tia?>>What should I know?Gods are speaking, and this is no jumped-up two-bit river or mountain spirit that styles itself as such.sorry EF, but that new OP just looks nothing like how i imagine Maka to look-way too flabby and soft compared to the amazon queen image i have.
>>43962668>About Lunars in general, or you mean about Tia?Those boobs in the OP have crossed the line from sexy to disturbing
>>43962781Last thread EF said we could have the Crown of Thunders permanently manifested for 1C. Given that it improves both Social and Physical combat, is there any reason NOT to do that?>>43962840>>43962875Stop whining
>>43962890I'm all for it actually. but with a base dicepool of 12 we don't really need it, but I think it's really cool and I like it.
>>43962840>>43962875I agree it looks silly and cartoony but last thread it got one more vote I think.
>>43962890If that's your definition of whining, then I don't think you've ever seen children.
We still have those 6 Background points to spend in case anyone forgot. Last thread there was a sort of consensus for this spread:>2 points - Mentor 6>2 points - Cult 4>1 point - Contacts (Gem) 1>1 point - Resources 5But I was thinking, instead of that last point of Resources, which I think we'll get from taking over the Neck anyway, how about we upgrade our new gloves and boots to give them that shield form we talked about before or maybe even that piledriver attack that was mentioned.
>>43962890LOOK AT THOSE DICE POOLS.
>>43962924Half of Maka's dicepool is equal to the max a mortal could do. Motherfucking half. Holy shit that's awesome.
>>43962890>Last thread EF said we could have the Crown of Thunders permanently manifested for 1CYou can do that with all charms and effects that require Commit motes and have a lasting effect, remember. You could, for example, keep Solar Hero Style or Armored in Righteousness Stance committed semi-permanently if you wanted.The advantage is that you can't be caught by surprise without them. The disadvantage is that you have less free Commit motes and are therefore less versatile.
>>43962913You're complaining about something that we already decided last thread, in which EF explained his reasoning for doing it just to contrary.That's whining.>>43962918I'd much rather have>2 points -Mentor 6>2 Points - Familiar 6>1 Point - Contacts (Gem) 1>1 Point Cult 3
>>43962840>>43962875>>43962890If I was present in the last thread I would have voted against it so let me express my displeasure now. The picture is horrid.
>>43962944>2 Points - Familiar 6Absolutely god damn not. Oops.
>>43962956I wasn't present for the last thread and I love it.It's pretty much exactly what I pictured Maka looking like.
>>43962962Explain why you so against making someone who is 100% loyal to us more powerful
>>43962967Seriously? Don't the proportions seem unnatural?
>>43962967So you picture her as a cartoonish bimbo?
>>43962976This is Exalted.
>>43962976Yes they do, and that's how I imagined them ever since we hit Social 4 and became inhumanly sexy.
>>43962988But unnatural isn't sexy, anon (unless you're a demon or raksha, maybe)
>>43962983In appearance, yeah kinda. I pictured her having a figure it would be literally impossible for a human to have.
>>43963001That's your opinion and your entitled to it. I happen to find impossible and unnatural proportions sexy, and you're not going to convince me otherwise.
>>43962983>>43962984>>43963005It's like every justified negative stereotype of Exalted players AND questfags in one place. Incredible.
>>43962972Because she literally just gained a power boost and increasing a Fae's power so much so fast is irresponsible?She might not even mean to do anything intentionally malicious, but with a Raksha's wyldly different mindset and morals what she does to stay loyal could have dangerous repercussion on out friends and subjects
>>43963022Have you seen the shit that gets posted in /exg/ for character art?
>>43962918>how about we upgrade our new gloves and boots to give them that shield form we talked about before or maybe even that piledriver attack that was mentionedI don't really mind, but I'd like to hear from EF if it's possible and what kind of stats it'll have before really making a decision.
>>43962944And now you're making assumptions. That was my first post this thread, and the only rhing I've said in either thread about the art is that EF should use whichever one he prefers, though having one for one sheet and one for the other would be a nice compromise for people.
>>43963045That was the intent last thread, but it seems EF's connection is causing trouble for him.
>>43962929I mean, I was talking about her tits, but yes her actual dice pools are pretty damn good.
>>43963064I was too
>>43963025I disagree and think it would be fine.But the main reason I want to upgrade it now is because it will in the future be much easier to improve the rating of our other backgrounds than it would be to improve our familiar rating. Power up Silk without spending these points on it will be a huge pain in the ass.
>>43963060Oh yeah, wasn't trying to accuse him or anything. I know he was planning to do that, unfortunately we don't have an up-to-date version of page two with the old art, so anon posted what we had. Not EF's fault his internet is shafting him.
"About Lunars in general, or you mean about Tia?""Well, both." She replies, and her appearance shifts subtly again. "It has to do with all Lunars, but Tia is a very good example. I'm sure you most have wondered why I decided, when the Exaltations were first created, to link each Lunar to one Solar. I'm sure you must've wondered why I decided to give them what's, effectively, a permanent weak point."You glance back at Tia. Some memories flash back past your eyes ...Yeah, you could say that you're her weak point."...I'll admit I've been wondering about that."She lifts two fingers. "Two reasons. Both are connected to the fact that Lunars are shapeshifters whose powers are based on the animal kingdom. First, this lets them overcome some of their limitations. Secondly, this this gives them access to greater strengths.""...I'm not sure I follow." You mumble.She knows you don't. "Solars are based on the excellency that can be found in mankind, while Lunars are based on the excellency of animals and beasts." She starts explaining. "The best Lunar politician, ruler or emperor will never be as good as the best Solar politician, ruler or emperor. Animals have smaller, closer, less abstract societies than humans. That's their focus. Oh, when it's about managing a unit, a tribe, a village, even a city, a Lunar can be your equal or even superior. But the larger things become, the more they'll struggle. It's just not something they were meant to work with, just like you weren't meant to shapeshift."That... makes sense. "So... the idea is that by working together, in pairs, we'd support each other." You realize.She nods, but seems to have something else on her mind. A wave of sadness, or perhaps nostalgia, washes over her face. "...The second reason is because... well, Lunars are still fundamentally human. Changing your shape... affects you."(cont.)
>>43962890I'm for it. After we're done with Sol and Luna though, wearing it in front of them seems like it would be in bad taste, and it wouldn't really impress them much anyway.
>>43963197I'm not entirely opposed, but I'd prefer to use only when we're doing queenly shit. Also Exalted quest hype
>>43963197>wearing it in front of them seems like it would be in bad tasteI don't think so, I mean UCS gave us the thing, wearing it in front of him is just like a daughter showing off a new dress to her dad. DAUGHTER ZONED.
"You mean, the mind?""If you transform into a dog, you will have a human mind and soul in a dog's body. Every time you change your shape, your mind and soul must also change a bit to adapt, but not change so much that you forget yourself." She sighs. "Some Lunars do just that... they forget themselves. And then the Wyld makes things worse. That's how the Chimeras happen.""...But how does the Solar Bond help with that?""It gives the Lunar a fixed point to anchor his mind around." She explains. "So, in a way, it's a good thing that Tia is so single-mindedly obsessed with you. It makes her a lot stronger. She can push her powers a lot further than many other Lunars.""One time she seriously wanted to chop my legs off to keep me from getting into trouble." You point out.Luna giggles, apparently finding that very funny. "You take the bad with the good. Lunars have all sorts of different Solar Bonds for this reason: it's a good thing, but not without a darker side."You mull over this for a bit. "Why are you telling me this?""Because you never saw Tia as an annoyance to get rid of, or as a useful pawn to use dispassionately, or as a crazy person to keep under control. Solars... The old Solars didn't have a good track record for this sort of things." She grins, showing sharp, pearl-white teeth. "I would've talked the Golden Dumbass Sol Invictus out of this whole charade if I didn't feel like you were the right person for this role.""...Role?" What role is she talking about? Then you understand. "...Because now that I got the crown...""...You're a symbol of the return of the Solars. You can bet a lot of Lunars will be very interested in you. A few of them have very, very bad memories of their Solars, and others have heard the horror stories.""What would I do about them?" You wonder. "I'd like to reassure them... but maybe it's not a bad idea for them to be distrustful of some Solars..."She shrugs. "It's up to you."(cont.)
>Ask her another question (what?)>Return to Sol Invictus, Tia and Amata>(Other?)
>>43963220>>Return to Sol Invictus, Tia and AmataI don't have any questions, thank her and go back.
>>43963210>are there any particular lunars you recommend i be careful around?I'm >>43962840 and i was just trying to give my opinion on the art because EF wanted feedback last thread and i was only present for the OP of last thread, what with being midnight in aussieland. I don't much mind what the OP image is, i was just giving my two cents. Please don't take giving an opinion as an attack. Anyway, going to sleep now, please don't overly offend Luna or get our shiny new crown confiscated
>>43963220>>Return to Sol Invictus, Tia and AmataExcept on maybe commenting how Tia knows her or why Amata was worried about us coming to Yu Shan, I can't think of anything.
>>43963220>Return to Sol Invictus, Tia and AmataThat's one of the better descriptions of the Bond I've heard at least.
>>43963201I thought that at first, but then I noticed it gave us a bonus to Social AND Physical combat, so it essentially boosts two of our three attributes when we wear it.Plus it looks really cool, and this being Exalted, that may be the most important reason of all.>>43963210>the Golden Dumbass Sol InvictusI wonder what talking in spoiler sounds like. It sounds more like something one of the Maidens would do than something Luna would.>>43963220>Ask her another question (what?)Ask what she wants her part of the temple in Pearl to look like, the Lunar we asked about it was supremely unhelpful.
>>43963220>Return to Sol Invictus, Tia and Amata
>>43963210Fucking 4chan ate my post>"I would've talked the Golden Dumbass Sol InvictusWhat does talking in spoilers sound like?It seems more like something the Maidens would do than something Luna would.>>43963220>Ask her another question (what?)Ask what she wants in her part of the temple at Pearl, the Lunar we asked about it wasn't very helpful.
>>43963254I know, right? The only thing I remember from the lore is that Sol didn't want Lunars to outshine his Solars so he demanded the bond. This adds a lot more to it. Most excellent, EF!And maybe I'm just weak on the lore
>>43962781>>43962668Wait, didn't we all vote that one of the images should keep the old picture? I'm pretty sure that was almost unanimous, people were just arguing about which one it should be.
>>43962668Why, hello there, sexy~I missed the quest, welcome back EF.
>>43963278Do you even read the posts you quote before quoting them?
>>43963278He couldn't post the other picture do to file size
>>43963267>Ask what she wants in her part of the temple at Pearl, the Lunar we asked about it wasn't very helpful.Oh, I'll second this.
>>43963278>I don't read the thread before commentingEF's internet is being shit and he couldn't post the second one so someone else posted the old one from last thread.>>43963259More like Zaan said Luna wouldn't really care about an actual temple and he's right, she's like THE nature goddess, city temples probably don't interest her much. Not that I'm against asking her, just saying.
>>43963278You might want to actually read. Ef's internet is shitting on him, so he couldn't post the.second page. Some other anon posted the version from last thread so we could reference it.
>>43963076Damn. I was in the camp against boosting Silk, but you make a good point. At least we have a threat to think about it before we vote.
>>43963278This:>>43963306>>43963297>>43963269No, this view of the Solar Bond is not canon, it's my personal interpretation.
>>43963305I know, but there must have been SOME temples to her in the First Age. You know, before they were replaced with monuments to the Solar's Egos. What were they like?
>>43962918>But I was thinking, instead of that last point of Resources, which I think we'll get from taking over the Neck anyway, how about we upgrade our new gloves and boots to give them that shield form we talked about before or maybe even that piledriver attack that was mentioned.I'm on board with that, I'm still really against upping Silk
>>43963269That's the one from the book yeah, which is total bullshit, UCS worried that his dudes won't match up to Luna's? Who is this faker
>>43963326So you're for draining demanses and feeding her our citizens?Because that's the only other way we've found so far to power her up.
>>43963326I'm against upping her too, there's honestly no point and we need the other resources more.
>>43963337I'm against powering her up period. There's no real need to get her so powerful with all our allies and arsenals and a powerful fae will only scare our subjects and make future allies suspicious of what were going to do with her, but if you realyl want to power her up there's always the obvious choice of eating other fae that we still haven't done at all yet.
>>43963337She's strong enough for now. We can focus on a ton of other things.
>>43963339I'm against upping her but mainly because I don't trust a Fae.She's become phenomenally powerful very very quickly and I just plain don't trust her. I mean when she was away from us she decided it was appropriate to create a theatrical torture camp for captured skullstonian soldiers.
"I was wondering..." You ask Luna."Yes?""Is there anything in particular you'd like in your part of the temple we're planning on building in Pearl?"She just shrugs. "Surprise me."...That sounded a lot like a polite "I don't care". Let's try something different."Are there any particular Lunars you recommend I be careful around?"She smiles. "All of them."Then, you notice Sol waving at you from the other side of the massive dome, gesturing at you to "come here".Giving up on Luna's cryptic answers, you head back. Amata seems to have finished reading that letter she received, and is pocketing it.As soon as you get back, Tia looks straight at you. "Hey, Maka.""...Yes?""Can you put on the crown?">Put on the Crown>Don't put on the Crown>Ask why>(Other?)
>>43963398>Put on the CrownBoop
>>43963398>>Put on the Crown
>>43962944What about bumping Manse to N/A? Like a personal benediction from Sol Invinctus. He did already make a personal appearance in the heart of Pearl. Kind of.
>>43963398>Put on the CrownShow off, give them a PCP light show and a neat little song.
>>43963220>There is one Lunar I believe I will have to fight and kill. Ma Ha Tsucchi.Is she cool with killing crazy old lunars?
>>43963398>Put on the Crown>Tia with castemark picHoly shit, does Tia get a bump from the Crown as well from being our Lunar Mate?
>>43963423Ooh, I don't think we could power it up that much, but Legendary Solar Manse would be really cool, plus we could install some new powers like boosting all our rolls while were in Pearl or just being super cool.>>43962918I'd change my vote to>2 points -Mentor 6>2 Points - Manse 6>1 Point - Contacts (Gem) 1>1 Point Cult 3
>>43963441Or something from that Luna gave her just now or she might have activated some charm for a thing.
We don't need Mentor 6. It's not going to change anything much. And would be better as a reward for doing a good job instead of XP. A plot related reward for doing good.
>>43963444I'd personally prefer one more point in cult, the extra essence would be nice.
>>43963398>>43963425I'll second making it pretty
>>43963398>Put on the Crownand I'll +1 >>43963425, without RS here, we're under our Magical Girl quota.
>>43963477Plot related rewards still cost XP.
Isn't Influence in Gem a good idea too? She's the princess, there must be someone who will be happy with her return.
>>43963516Putting a point in Contacts seems like a pretty popular choice, so I wouldn't worry about that. Though I wonder if maybe we could generalize to Contacts (South)? Gotta get leads on the Shrike one way or another.
>>43962918What about Allies 5 or? That would probably give us a few brotherhoods of outcast DB.
>>43963479If we upgrade up to Mental 4 and only go up to Cult 3 that will give us 10 Commit essence, with our current charms our combat suite is this:Lesser Crown of Thunders 1CSolar Hero Style 1CFivefold Bulwark Stance 1CArmored in Righteousnses Stance 1C/2CAnd then we have these other possible options if we need them:Heroism-Encouraging Presence 1CMajestic Radiant Presence/Inspired Performance Style 1CSpirit-Cutting Attack 1CIf we ever need to go full out we would still have enough essence to spare
>>43963516It's weird, but Influence isn't area specific, Contacts is the only Background that is.
>>43963557Gah, I just noticed you wrote influence. Forgive my dumb.
You focus your power and let the Crown's light radiate from your head. You feel again the tingle of Essence fill your body with warmth. You let the Essence out, in a show of light and power around you. You make it look good for her.Tia smiles broadly. "My wife is the princess of Creation." She repeats to herself, as if that's only now sinking in."Did Luna give you something, too?" You wonder, noticing her castemark lighting up.She shows you her right hand, where you see a slender Moonsilver ring around her finger, made from three interlocking bands. She gently takes your hand, and drops another ring, identical except made from Orichalcum, in your palm."...A ring?" You wonder."She said it was an old tradition.""Well, it dated back to the early First Age." Amata smiles, showing you a third ring, also made similarly, but forged in a metal that seems to be made out of molten rainbows. "It was popular for a while. They keep us connected. We'll always know where each other is just by thinking, so they're quite useful."That's not quite what you meant, but it is nice. The ring fits your finger perfectly, and is so slim that wouldn't get in the way when fighting."IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR YOU TO RETURN TO CREATION." The Unconquered Sun puts a hand on your shoulder. "THE GATE CAN ONLY STAY OPEN FOR SO LONG.">Before we go, I need to ask you something...>Return to Creation.
So uh, who is the artist for the OP's picture?
>>43963574>>Return to Creation.Hug him, try not spill spaghetti out our cleavage
>>43963574>>Return to Creation.
>>43963562>Mental 4I was pulling for that last thread. Need that sweet sweet Essence.>>43963574>Return to Creation.It was nice to meet Luna for the first time, and to finaly see UCS in person.To bad Venus couldn't be here.
>>43963589>spill spaghetti out cleavage onto Unconquered Sun and run through the portal
>>43963574>>Return to Creation.Thank you again UCS, we won't let you down, Solars can be good again, not just Maka, but all of us. Tell Nysela we said Hi and we'll see her soon.
>>43963601>Tell Nysela we said Hi and we'll see her soon.She's going to hit us with the bat again when she hears about this, isn't she?
>>43963574>She shows you her right hand, where you see a slender Moonsilver ring around her finger, made from three interlocking bands. She gently takes your hand, and drops another ring, identical except made from Orichalcum, in your palm.>Well, it dated back to the early First Age." Amata smiles, showing you a third ring, also made similarly, but forged in a metal that seems to be made out of molten rainbows. "It was popular for a while. They keep us connected. We'll always know where each other is just by thinking, so they're quite useful."Thank you so much EF
>>43963574>If the other exalted misbehave, I have your permission to kick their ass, right?
>>43963612She's gonna be so mad and Maka is going to be so smug.
>>43963574>Return to Creation.Can't think of anything else to add.
>>43963582ReiDuran. You can find his blog at http://reisartjunk.tumblr.com/. (NSFW).
>>43963621When was the last time she got a headpat?
>>43963621>smug>Not fangirling with her about Senpai's four strong arms around us in a hug
>>43963574>>43963601>Tell Nysela we said Hi and we'll see her soon.Yea, say hi to Nysela
>>43963629>Male Maka Oh, O-Oh myyyyyyy
>>43963653After she gets all her jelly out of her.
>>43962890Woot?Did her breasts grew during the quest? How?
>>43963599I agree, we should end this scene as we began it.
>>43963629>>43963662Amata is going to get so fucking pregnant.
>>43963668Literally everytime we increased out Social stat
>>43963668>This may seem like a silly/shallow question, but with social 6 did the makas increase in size too? >It is, and, yes. From his ask
>>43963668Our Social stat is an amalgamation of three stats from the tabletop. Charisma, Manipulation, and Appearance. That last one is the reason Maka's makas are so big.
>>43963601>>43963612>>43963621>>43963635>>43963653>>43963656>>43963664Maka and Nysela bonding over how they've been Daughter-and-Little-Sister-Zoned respectively when?
>>43963697But fluff wise how this is explained?
>>43963662Maka can finally use her Heaven Thunder Hammer
>>43963731Solar magic hoohah Essence
>>43963731One theory is that they're essence containers Another is just that the Makas are awesome
You hug him. He's hot to the touch.Confused by how sudden you were, he freezes up for a moment, before putting his arms around you back, and caressing your head."...I'll see you again, right?""OF COURSE YOU WILL." He replies. "Tell Nysela... Tell Nysela we said hi and we'll see her soon."He chuckles. "I THINK SHE'S GETTING EVERYTHING READY RIGHT NOW. THAT GIRL WORKS SO HARD.""And... If the other Exalted misbehave...""YOU SHOULD KICK THEIR ASSES.""I have your permission?""YOU DON'T NEED IT."There is no good way to leave, you realize. You just want to stay here. But even Amata and Tia are staring at your embarrassingly long hug and awkwardly waiting.Not knowing exactly what to do in this situation, you let go of Sol and run back to the portal screaming "I MUST GO NOW CREATION NEEDS ME"A few confusing minutes ensue, during which all you can pay attention to is your drumming, deafening heartbeat. Your legs and arms shiver, and you can FEEL your Essence, increased by the Crown, burning inside of you and almost going out of control. Flashes of light and color fill your vision, voices and noises dance in your ears, and you forget which way is up and which is down.Then, you realize that you're back in the Manse, surrounded by all your guests. You've been laid down on the buffet table, which someone at least had the good sense to partially clear. And Tia is keeping the concerned crowd at bay, shouting: "It's alright, people! I know CPR.">Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.>Pretend you're still out.>(Other?)
>>43963772>Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.Hold that kiss for the ceremony honey.
>>43963772>Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.I'm not sure if I believe Tia knows CPR, but I do know that isn't what she was intending to do regardless.
>>43963731To be clear it's not just her boobs, everytime we increase our Social score Maka has grown prettier and prettier, fluff wise this can be explained as our body reacting to our essence, but even in the tabletop it's kinda hard to rectify since it's not always about getting pretty.
>>43963629Holy shit that Male Maka is MANLY.and kinda reminded me of Dark Schneider for a moment.
>>43963772>Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.Oh Maka you fucking nerd>>43963807Social 6 baby, it means more than just getting really pretty.
>>43963807Maka is the most feminine of women and the most manly of men
>>43963807>Holy shit that Male Maka is MANLY.Right?It makes me want to go out and beat up a sea monster with Tia or something
>>43963772>>Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.>Not knowing exactly what to do in this situation, you let go of Sol and run back to the portal screaming "I MUST GO NOW CREATION NEEDS ME" Pfffffft hahahahahaha
>>43963818Male Maka can MAN with the best of them, like Guts, Kenshiro Jonathan Joestar and Dark Schneider.Women swoon and throw thenselves at his feet wherever he walks.
>>43963807We agreed that Dark Schneider was going to be the main inspiration for the design.
>>43963840You do realize this means we need to make Maka learn sorcery now, don't you?
>>43963849No need to go that far, we should totally get his clothes though, we can spare one of our new slots for them.
>>43963772>"I MUST GO NOW CREATION NEEDS ME"I can just imagine Luna bursting out laughing at that while Sol just glares at her.
>>43963772>Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.
>>43963772>Stand back up, calm people down, show that you're alright.I just remembered our dress got ruined, O hope we have a back up somewhere.
>>43963897I'm sure we can come up with something if we have to
>>43963772>Grab her and kiss her.
>>43963849You have my vote.
Well. Either Tia doesn't know CPR and the situation will quickly spiral out of control, or she actually does know how to do it. And you're not sure what scenario you're more afraid of.You stand up, head still spinning, and gesture to everyone: "It's okay! I'm all right. I'm fine."The crowd seems to relax for a moment, then begins to roar with screams and chatter when they see your crown.And, with that, the... the ceremony is pretty much over, in chaos. Everyone starts talking, people try to approach you with a billion questions, the room seems to dance left and right. You see your circlemates (with Valeriana still stumbling drunk) walk up to you and try their best to keep things under control.With your head still spinning and your heart still beating like crazy, you take a few steps towards the middle of the room. You realize your body is still adjusting to its new Essence, granted by the Crown, and your Anima is flaring irregularly, with flashes and fireworks of golden light shooting out of your body every now and then.>...I should take a break. I'll come back here when things have calmed down.>Forcefully try and calm down the guests, so the three of you can explain everything.>(Other?)
>>43963910>no blue dressNot good, we'll have to improvise
>>43963955>>Forcefully try and calm down the guests, so the three of you can explain everything.Use the Crown to make ourselves more convincing!
>>43963955>Forcefully try and calm down the guests, so the three of you can explain everything.Pop IPS and tell everyone to relax
>>43963955>Forcefully try and calm down the guests, so the three of you can explain everything.>There is a perfectly logical explanation as to why I am here in front of you naked, and it's not the one you think it is!
>>43963858Dark Schneider's clothes consist of either a tunic with some little decoration, post apocalyptic almost-bondage-straps, Dark Fantasy Hero version, or just plain shirtless with tricked out pants.Which ones do you prefer?
>>43963955>Forcefully try and calm down the guests, so the three of you can explain everything.We have the stats.
>>43963985>a shirtless choiceMaka didn't completely change
>>43963955>Forcefully try and calm down the guests, so the three of you can explain everything.Gotta be in control.
>>43963955Don't accidentally break everyone Maka
>>43963985I can't decide between Post Apocalytic magical bondage straps Maka and shirtless Maka in tight pants.Wait, Shirtless Maka in tight leather pants is definitely sexier. I vote for that.
"Alright! ALRIGHT! Calm down everyone!" You scream above the din of the crowd, amplified by the vaulted walls of the focal chamber.Bit by bit, the chaos dies down. In the middle of this scene of mayhem, the detail of Zaan stuffing his mouth full of chocolate cake catches you offguard for a second.You cough to clear your throat, and then, with Amata's help, explain what just happened to everyone.You have to admit, it sounds pretty incredible now that you're saying it out loud. But everyone has seen the gate, and everyone has seen the Crown, and you suspect that even people who never heard about the Crown of Thunders instinctively recognize it, judging by everyone's reaction.At the end of the explanation, Mikahil has a grin going practically from ear to ear. Karas, who has been helping you keep the crowd in check, walks up to you, still a bit shocked himself. He touches the Crown with a finger, and suddenly pulls it back when it shocks him. "...This is amazing. You- oh, I don't even know what to say." He grins, massaging his finger. "Princess of Creation.""This is huge." Radiant Starfall nods. "And it probably means that the Realm will be all over us in a week.""I think that even the Realm will be more careful than that." Karas replies. "But, hey. We'll worry about that tomorrow." He grabs a glass full of wine and raises it high into the air. "For now, I'd say... to the new Princess of Creation!"With the wedding back under control, and the ceremony over, the feast can pick up from where it left. There's still a lot of delicious food, after all.However, you're even more the focus of everyone's attention. If you just hang around, you'll be mobbed until tomorrow.>I should have a chat with someone first of all. (who?)>I'll stay with Tia and Amata and let everyone else enjoy the feast.>I think we need some privacy here.>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.>(Other?)
>>43964132>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.
>>43964132>>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.We'd probably be followed by people wherever we went until the excitement died down anyway.We should put some clothes on though.>>43963910I think 22 is the bluest thing we have, let's go with that.
>>43964132>>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.
>>43964132>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.>>43964162We are wearing clothes, we got the ones from the OP by holy thunderforce magic.
>>43964132>I should have a chat with someone first of all. (who?)Is Pyre okay?I also want to talk to Moray actually, see how he's been doing and how he's dealing with having to wait, just generally be friendly with him and not let him feel left out or anything.
>>43964132>>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.>>43964196We can do all of these, go around, talk to everyone all that jazz.
>>43964171>We are wearing clothes, we got the ones from the OP by holy thunderforce magic.Oh, the way people were talking I thought we were strutting around naked, which in this quest you never know, we might have been.
>>43964132>Oh, well. Spend the rest of the day hanging around the tables, answering to people's questions and being sociable.Don't worry, little brother, maybe one day you'll get to borrow the Aidenweiss.
>>43964234During the after party we will definetely do that. Wearing only the crown.
>>43964132>the detail of Zaan stuffing his mouth full of chocolate cake catches you offguard for a second.I can picture him using shark mouth to fit more in.
>>43964196>Is Pyre okay?She probably is, I don't think Sol would do anything to her.I still want to talk to her though, the way she flips out every time something cool happens to us is adorable.
>>43964270Not intentionally no, but Pyre is a delicate thing when it comes to being filled with Solar essence
>>43964132>>I should have a chat with someone first of all. (Mikahil)I can fathom a guess, but lets see what thoughts are floating around in Best Eclipse's mind.
>>43964132>I should have a chat with someone first of all. (Pyre)Talks first then socializing.
>>43964288I second talking with Mikahil.
>>43964288>>I should have a chat with someone first of all. (Mikahil)Hit me, crazy idea man.
>>43964318Sounds good. That grin speaks of wheels turning at breakneck speed.
>>43964336Except don't actually hit us while we're wearing the Crown.
>>43964364Or do. I'm sure he'll find the results shocking.
>>43964288I wonder how fast Mik can switch from "Suave diplomat attending formal state celebration" to "Mad sociologist given a shiny new pile of leverage to play with"
Of course, your guests are excited by what happens, so you make yourself available to them and reassure them as to what happened exactly and answer their questions. Your circlemates and other Exalted seem to have mostly understood what's going on, but several influential mortals are also present and their ideas are rather confused, as they've been out of the rumor mill that's been going on within your Circle lately.After a while, Amata excuses herself and wades through the crowd, attempting some damage control of her own. You later catch a glimpse of her talking with a beautiful woman in a light blue dress (that doesn't cover much of her) while sipping tea together at a side table, but one minute later they seem to be both gone.In any case, you spend the rest of the feast socializing, reassuring people as to your intentions for Pearl and Tianna in general, and being politely vague about any long-term plans you're asked about.Finally, as night falls, most of your guests leave, one by one, and the combined force of Silk's goblin maids and your actual, human maids clears out the focal room rather quickly.As all things are being put back in her place, Pyre Spark rushes up to you, looking even more excited than usual."So... so that felling I had, that voice I heard... It WAS the Unconquered Sun?" She asks."I'm... not sure what voice you heard." You reply, sitting finally down on a sofa and inviting her to sit down next to you. "But it probably was. You're very sensible to this sort of things.""That... That was... so warm..." She mumbles, hugging herself and lying down on the sofa, resting her head on your lap. She's shivering."...Are you alright?" You wonder, a bit concerned."I'm all jittery." She admits. "But... you did it, right?""What do you mean?""You have the Crown of Thunders and the approval of the Unconquered Sun. You're the rightful ruler of Creation." She grins, looking almost crazy with excitement.(cont.)
>>43964402>You later catch a glimpse of her talking with a beautiful woman in a light blue dress (that doesn't cover much of her) while sipping tea together at a side table, but one minute later they seem to be both gone.I guess she had time after all
>>43962781>>43962668The next threat could you please use the original Maka for the Thread starter and the new one for the Charm list?It would be easier to see the progression of the image and also make it easier to find the thread.
>>43964402>You later catch a glimpse of her talking with a beautiful woman in a light blue dress (that doesn't cover much of her) while sipping tea together at a side table, but one minute later they seem to be both gone.Aww, that's nice. She made time after all.Would've liked to meet her though.
>>43964402>"You have the Crown of Thunders and the approval of the Unconquered Sun. You're the rightful ruler of Creation." She grins, looking almost crazy with excitement.Maybe now isn't the best time to ask her to start training other priests and priestesses.
>>43964482Now is the perfect time to ask her to start training other priests and priestesses
>>43964482On the topic of Pyre, I was thinking it might be nice for her to try and learn a Solar Medicine Charm or two. They're amazing, and she already talked about people thinking she had the power to heal. Dunno who'd teach her, though.We also get to have her lovingly tend to us when we get really messed up.
"Not so fast." You reply. "First of all, this is the LESSER Crown of Thunders. It's not the complete thing yet. That's why the title is princess, not queen."She doesn't seem let down by this."And most importantly, I suspect there's a lot of people who will not just bow down to me the minute they see this."You think of the Realm, the Deathlords, the Fae, and who knows who else, and shake your head. "It's not like we can just say we've won. It's never that easy. And, even if we did... The hard part would be what comes after." You look down at her with a sad smile. "Not all Solars are good people. The Unconquered Sun wanted to give me the Crown because he hopes that I'll straighten them up, and I intend to do that.""...if it's you, Divine Maka, I'm sure everything will end up fine." She mumbles, finally falling asleep, feeling safe in your lap.Now you can't stand up.You're trapped, and Mikahil sees the chance and swoops in. "First of all, congratulation on receiving the Unconquered Sun's personal approval." He bows to you."I'm sure it's thanks to all of you as well. I'm the representative of this Circle, being the Zenith, but it's our entire Circle that has meet the Sun's hopes."He nods politely, but immediately switches gears. "Alright. This makes our plan of taking over the Neck much easier." He takes a sip from a glass of liquor.>Are you changing the plan?>Do we even have a plan?>Do we even need a plan?>(other?)
The OP image really reminds me of a race lifted version of this chick
>>43964541>>Do we even have a plan?
>>43964541>Are you changing the plan?
>>43964541>Do we even have a plan?
>>43964541>Do we even have a plan?I've been hoping we weren't just gonna go full Doctor Doom
>>43964541>Do we even need a plan?
>>43964565Pretty sure Maka could pull that off.
>>43964541>Do we even have a plan?We never heard of one beyond "'ey sex that guy"
>>43964541>Are you changing the plan?>>43964550>>43964560>>43964565Of course we have a plan, it was the one where Maka asked really nicely to be given control of the island and they did it because she was so pretty.>>43964599Also sex, because any good plan involving Maka has that as one of the steps.
>That pictureOh god, it's become satire.
>>43964541>Do we even have a plan?I assume there's one now at least.
>>43964565But full Doctor Doom is best Doctor Doom.>>43964599>>43964610No, no, there was definitely something about making it look like Maka was a stupid vapid idiot, and Mikhail was going to scam her, and then somehow we end up buying out the piracy market.I think that was the Neck one? Maybe that crazy plan was entirely separate from the crazy plan to take over the Neck.
>>43964593>>43964610We do actually need a plan on how to run our new kingdom though, not just how to take it over, but how to manage and rule it afterwards.
>>43964655To be fair, I think that plan went out the window when Maka's circle killed a deathlord.
>>43964655That was his plan to crash the western economy, completely different from his plan to take over the Neck.
>>43964541>>43964669This is what I'm most curious about, how are we planning on ruling it after we take it over, are we going to make it a satrapy like the Realm does?
>>43964747I was thinking more of a federalist structure than a Satrapy. The main difference is that we aren't blatantly sucking out the wealth of one area to support another.
Let's see 6 point to spend2 for mentor2 for Familiar2 for CultSeems the best point by. mentor will help us get the full crown latter. Silk we be able to start really pumping out wonder to help us. And cult for more life giving essence,
>>43964545She does look like her. Even more hideous in 3D.
>>43964828That seems terrible desu.
>>43964565>dat filenameUCS help me, I get that reference.
>>43964828No to Familiar, no to not any Contacts, I'm alright with 2 for Mentor though.
>>43964828I'm fine with this
>>43964828EF is probably going to wait for the end of thread to make a vote. I don't like that spread though
>>43964830>mfw every thread from now on will have people shitposting about the new image.
>>43962840>>43962875I think I agree. Old one was beautiful without being 100% fetish bait, this one is still nice, but very much nearing that line.But I don't care overmuch.
"Do we even have a plan?""Sure, I just haven't told you the details up to now." He relaxes on his sofa and takes a second sip."Well, the main problem is the Realm, of course. The Neck is a tributary. Not a rich one, but a reliable one. Fortunately, this also means that the Immaculate Faith has very little hold there. Not for lack of the Realm trying.""They're heretics to them, but as long as they pay their tributes the Realm lets them carry on." You nod. "But if we move to take the Neck, the Realm will intervene.""They will, but that's a problem for later. The first order of business is getting the Neck to ditch the Realm and join us. And that's not going to be hard.""Enlighten me.""We make a really big show of force. First age ships, warstriders, elite troops. We also make a show of being stupidly, filthy rich. Hand bonus cash to the soldiers so they'll spend it locally and so on. We make a big impression.""So, we show off as stronger and richer than the Realm, but a lot closer." You're following him this far."Yes. Plus, they get to keep their cults and religions, the main one being Ocean Father, who is already your friend and ally. Also they don't have to pay tribute any more. I'm sure you'll be able to sell this idea to them.""It does sound easy." Well, easy for you, at least. "Were you kidding when you said I had to seduce the Chieftan?""Partially." He shrugs with a dry smile. "I'm not going to tell you how to do your job. And convincing people to join your side is your specialty.""If they're not going to pay their tributes to us, though, what are we gaining from annexing the Neck?""Lots of things." He replies. "Manpower, prestige, richer sea trade, access to their food markets and supplies, and a springboard to support our further expansion. All things that the Realm doesn't care about. And all things we can get not just without taking them, but things that are as good for them as they are for us."(cont.)
>>43964864That's what happens when the art goes from realistic big endowments to oh-god-what-the-fuck-is-that-thing.
>>43964898Maka's endowments stopped being realistic a long time ago, the old picture was no longer an accurate depiction of what she looked like.
Makes sense."Think about it, Maka. I wouldn't call it arrogance to say that the Neck genuinely IS going to be better off under our rule. We can make their local government run more smoothly, protect them better from pirates and Lintha, fight corruption, improve their economy, and do these things in a way that would benefit everyone. That crown means that the Unconquered Sun trust you to know what is best for Creation.">You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.>I'll go with this plan, but I think the Neck should stay independent and self-ruled, just as an ally. We shouldn't annex it.>I don't know. Are we sure we're the right people for this sort of thing?>I'm not sure i like the idea. It would make us as bad as the Realm, just in different ways.
>>43964990>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.
>I'll go with this plan, but I think the Neck should stay independent and self-ruled, just as an ally. We shouldn't annex it.Nothing about his plan demands annexation, and we can just train their rulers once they're hopelessly in love with Maka.
>>43964990>>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.
>>43964990>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.We'll never be Queen of Creation of we don't start somewhere.
Okay I have to ask because of very MAGICAL reasons... Have her boobs gotten bigger?
>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.Its literally impossible for a mortal, to do a better job then an Exalted that's not even really trying.
>>43964990>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.Pretty much why Solars exist (after killing Primordials)
>>43964990>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.Queen of the West, Princess of Creation starts here.Just, don't let us down Mik.
>>43964990>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.At some point we probably ought to unify the West. Some time in the next century or so.
>>43965031Yes, every time her Social score has gone up.
>>43965031This has already been answered up-thread. Yes, breast size is a function of Attractiveness, which is folded into Social.
>>43964864This was the primary reason I voted to have the new image in the second post (the Charms list) if we had it at all.It sticks out like a sore thumb in the catalog, and as a quest this thread ends up on the front page a lot as well. Save the excessive proportions for the people who are actually interested in the quest.
>>43965045Can I get a progress shot of her from start of Quest to now? cause... I'd need to see that. For my research. Yes. That's it.(Off to the archives with me I guess)
>>43965033>Its literally impossible for a mortal, to do a better job then an Exalted that's not even really trying.Yes but we could make them self sufficient at least so in case exalted go away they can function at a mortal standard.And if we make them all autonomous regions akin to Canada, Australia, etc, in relation to the British Crown it would be quite what we want to in the end basically.
>>43965053>Yes, breast size is a function of AttractivenessFor Maka it is.EF has said that different people expereince different changes when they up their social.From the ask.fm>Mikahil has a very high Social too, but he looks merely "good". In his line of job not drawing attention is more important.
>>43964990>I'm not sure i like the idea. It would make us as bad as the Realm, just in different ways."We DESERVE to annex you, we're Exalted" is dangerous, dangerous thinking. No matter how talented we are, we aren't entitled to take what belongs to someone else.
>>43965082Just look at the old OP pic and compare it to the new one.
>>43965093>"We DESERVE to annex you, we're Exalted" is dangerous, dangerous thinking,I agree with that idea, but I think that the correct and very valid motivator here should be "We NEED to annex you, because shit is fucked and we're going to unfuck it."
>>43965082AFAIK there's only the two pictures.>>43965089Sounds like Mikhail would have stacks of Charisma and Manipulation, but not that much Attractiveness, if we were using the full tabletop rules.
>>43965093The Unconquered Sun gave us the Creation Ruling Mandate last thread, it DOES belong to us, as well as anyone else he sees fit to give it to.
>>43965082There is an ebook (second post) with all of the quest's artwork in one of the volumes, and an anon made an imgur album with all of them.
>>43965112That's not what the option people are voting for says, though.And even then, "necessity" is itself often a slippery slope.
>>43964990>You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this.Let's do this.
>>43965093You're reading it wrong. It's not "deserve" they are thinking, it's "need" and "it's our duty".
>>43965084>Yes but we could make them self sufficient at least so in case exalted go away they can function at a mortal standard.Its not really possible to make mortals self sufficient. Fundamentally, any military that has mortals automatically gets better with DB added to it, so any society that has DB will win against those that rely on mortals. Same with Fae, Demon and undead societies. Which is why the Thousand Streams is ultimately doomed.
>>43965145Sure, that's how it starts.
>>43965093>"We DESERVE to annex you, we're Exalted" is dangerous, dangerous thinking.Now this is the right sentiment and something we should always keep in mind, but Creation is in a really bad place right now and we need to help everyone.I think this is something we should definitely emphasize with Mik though, whether or not he means it, we gotta be clear about this kind of thing, we're not doing this because we deserve to rule the world, we're doing this because we're trying to save it.
>>43965162We should definitely have some sort of system in place in case we ever start straying, I want to believe we as Maka can keep on the good side of things, but something to keep us in check would be perfect.
>>43965221That's what Tia and Amata are for.And our circle.And Tia's circle.And Amata's circle if she has one.And any Dragonblooded who decide to join us.
>>43965221That's easy. We institute a no orgy rule. If Maka starts foaming at the mouth for an orgy that means someone needs to konk her on the head so she sleeps it off.
>>43965248Orgies are fine as long as they aren't indiscriminate city-wide affairs that destroy relationships and ruin lives.From now on our orgies are invite only.
>>43965239Not just on our side, something for the Neck so they have some measure of safety.>>43965084We can kind of do this anyway, even if we annex them we probably aren't going to straight up tear down there current leadership and replace them, at most we'll streamline the system and move people around.
"You're right. We should be taking matters in our hands. We were Exalted for this." You nod."Well, the Sun himself said he trusts you. In case it wasn't obvious, I'll say the same.""I don't plan on letting anyone down. Him, or you, or Creation." You reassure him. "I... I just feel a bit bad in just walking there and talking over a country.""Yeah, me too, a bit. But, well. Think about it this way: We're not doing it for ourselves. Heck, if we just wanted our own benefit we'd ask for the same tribute the Realm's asking for, or even better we wouldn't annex them in the first place and thus steer clear of any trouble with the Realm.""But we have the Creation-Ruling Mandate, and a duty to fix things.""Look at this another way. In the Neck, they still throw people into volcanoes. Wasn't Iohannes Quint from somewhere around there? He lost his wife like that."You mumble. "And it's not just that, of course. I just want to be sure we're on the same page, here.""I get what you mean." He nods. "We have to be careful, and honest with ourselves." He finishes his drink. "...A long time ago, before I Exalted... heck, I was just a kid... My dad told me something I sometimes still think about.""Oh?""He said that people, by their nature, are very strong when withstanding adversity and hardships. The true test of someone's character when they're powerful.""...That's a good saying.""Let's keep it in mind.">I have something else to ask you. (what?)>Try and stand up without waking up Pyre Spark, leave (go where?)>Return to your rooms, call it a day.
>>43965239Tia and Amata are part of our Circle. A full Circle is 5 Solars, their Lunar partners, their Sidereal advisor(s), and brotherhoods of Terrestrials.
>>43965278>>Return to your rooms, call it a day.Oh baby first married night time
>>43965278Everybody left? No more parties?
>Try and stand up without waking up Pyre Spark, leave (go where?)See if Radiant Starfall is still up.>>43965286I was using the more typical definition of a circle, not the kind that hasn't really been seen since the First Age.
>>43965278>Try and stand up without waking up Pyre Spark, leave (go where?)Find our bride and groom and give that hearthstone a go.
>>43965328Forgot to quote >>43965278 somehow
>>43965278>Try and stand up without waking up Pyre Spark, leave (go where?)Go see Tia.
>>43965278>Return to your rooms, call it a day.>swanky new ringGo find our lovelies
>>43965221One day. One day we'll address the Great Curse without the thread falling into an apoplectic fit.
>>43965278>Try and stand up without waking up Pyre Spark, leave (go where?)Go look for Amata, she was with Venus right?
>>43965265If it's good enough for House Cynis, we can make it work too.
>>43965396>Wedding night with Tia, Amata, and the Maiden of SerenityNow THIS I can get behind
>>43965278>>43965396>she was with Venus right?Right she showed up.Go find Amata with our new wedding ring.
>>43965278>>43965396Seconded, go find Amata and ask if she's stopped taking he maiden's tea yet.
You very carefully try to stand up from the sofa without waking up Pyre.Of course, even though she's fast asleep, she detects that you're no longer close by, and gets restless. Mikahil sighs and goes to fetch a blanket for her.As the guests are slowly leaving the Manse, you say goodbye to the last few of them before they go, and then go and fetch Amata, who is sampling the last of the pastries before the maids carry them away."...Who was that woman in the blue dress?" You ask her."Who?" She replies."The one you were talking with earlier."She thinks about it for a second. "Oh! Her. She's a colleague of mine. We talked a bit, but she's very busy with her work, so she had to leave early."You frown at her. "...Are you hiding something from me?""Who, me?" She asks, sounding downright INSULTED by your allegation.You both break down laughing."...It was a lively ceremony." You note, looking at the mess around you. The goblin maids are working hard, but it's pretty obvious that they're little more than pure eye candy and don't have any idea how to actually work, and the human maids have to direct them closely to get them to do anything more complex than "take this and bring it there"."It was." She replies. "Probably the best wedding ever.">I wanted to ask you something (what?)>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.>What happens now?>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.>(Other?)
>>43965650>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.Was it? We demand answers!
>>43965650>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.Being a Maiden sure is busy work after all, how about we go make an offering to the Lady of Serenity
>>43965650>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.>Are you still drinking Maiden's Tea?
>>43965650>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.
>>43965650>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.At least tell us what was in the letter.
>>43965650>>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.>>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.
>>43965650>>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.>>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.And we can "find out" what our new Hearthstone does
>>43965650>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.
>>43965650>inb4 Mikahil is stuck there all night because she needs a Solar teddy bear.
>>43965650>What happens now?
>>43965650>>We should top it off with the best wedding night ever.
>>43965650>"Who, me?" She asks, sounding downright INSULTED by your allegation.Amata is super cute.
>>43965650>I wanted to ask you something (what?)What was in that letter?>Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.
You elbow her. "Seriously, though, was that Venus? You can tell me, come on.""I'd tell you." She says, after giving a bite to the last pastry. "But then I'd have to kill you.""Alright, alright." You backpedal. She's not serious, right? Hopefully. "You can keep your space magic secrets, crazy woman. "Speaking of secrets, have you tried out that Hearthstone?" She grins, dropping herself on another empty sofa."Not quite." You mumble, taking it out of your pockets. (Wait, how can it be in your pocket if your clothes- well nevermind.) "Give me a second, I'll go fetch the gauntlets.""You know..." She hums. "You should probably try it... in private. How about we go back to your room?"That suggestive way she said it... something's afoot.>...Ok.>I still need to take care of something first. (What?)
>>43966075>...Ok.So. God. Damn. Pregnant.
>>43966075>...Ok.Crazy Star Ninjas
>>43966075>>...Ok.I'm scared but aroused
>>43966075>>...Ok.Rest in Peace Makas, you will be missed for the next few hours
>>43966075>...Ok.Hearthstones give burn essence too right?How much is this one?
>>43966126The Makas are taking a rest, but our Maka will be making it's debut appearance
>>43966075>I still need to take care of something first. (What?)>Grab a recorder
>>43966150He's got big shoes to fill, the girls never let us down.
>>43966075>Not knowing Call the Blade yet>Having to fetch our artifact weapons like a mortal
>>43966075>...Ok.Calling it now, Male Maka is a loving dom who makes women bend to his will with nothing but his charm and surprisingly tender touch.
>>43966275Male Maka is Maka with a penis instead of tits. Personality doesn't change.Maka is beyond silly notions of sub and dom.
>>43966257Our next purchase, ish.Like a few Zentih charms and then for sure.
>>43966312EF confirmed if we get that (or another elsewhere charm) we can get a charm that summons our warstrider.
>>43966329Does the Elsewhere charms open a portal between Maka's breasts? Because there is nothing more amusing than having your Inventory in your cleavage.
After the final wrap up, you, Tia and Amata, left alone in the now empty focal chamber of the manse, stumble in a rather large and unexpected roadblock."I'm the one who should princess carry Maka to the bedroom." Tia points out. "It's obvious, I mean. She's my wife.""I'm not saying you're wrong." Amata adds. "But Maka should also be the one to princess carry ME to the bedroom! It's our wedding night too!""Well, I can princess carry you both." The Lunar shrugs."I know you can, but it's not the same thing. Come on, Maka, tell her.""Wait, don't side with HER! I should be carrying you! You're the princess here, in any case""No, you should be princess carrying me! And besides, it's just CALLED princess carry, it doesn't HAVE to be a princess you're carrying!"You massage your forehead, feeling the beginning of a wonderful headache.>Side with Tia>Side with Amata>How about Tia carries us both?>How about I carry you both?>How about Amata carries us both?>How about we just, you know, WALK?>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?>(other)
>>43966356It would be more amusing if we put it in someone's butt so we can pull stuff out of their ass and designate them our buttpurse. But I don't know who.
>>43966357>>How about I carry you both?Just pick them up
>>43966329I am all over that.
>>43966357>>(other)Just pick them both up over the shoulder like a barbarian raider and walk to the bedroom.
>>43966357>>How about I carry you both?
>>43966357>>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?Duh.
>>43966357>>How about I carry you both?Just activate our new rock and take them inside>>43966356it's practically a staple
>>43966357>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?
>>43966357>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?If anymore arguing happens we're just going to end up using the heartstone out of iritation and taking them both inside
>How about I carry you both?
>>43966357I agree with this >>43966384
>>43966357>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?It's the logical solution!
>>43966357>Whoever gets naked faster carries meBetter idea. Let's see who's expecting the wedding night more.
>>43966384This. >"And so, the great Solar Princess, chosen of the Unconquerable Sun carries her conquests to her bedroom to do as she pleases with, as is her right."
>>43966357What a beautiful moment killer, well attempted moment killer at least.
>>43966357>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?I mean this is really the obvious solution.
>>43966395We need a drawfag to draw Maka pulling out her gauntlets from between the makas
>>43966384>>43966419If we knew IC what it was, I'd love to combine these.
>>43966447We don't need IC knowledge, just pure magical unrestrained arousal
>>43966447It'll happen spontaneously from a combination of irritation and arousal.
>>43966357>>How about I carry Amata and Tia carries me?
So I found this pic and it reminded me of Maka. Just need bigger boobs and fix the hair.
>>43966357>How about I carry you both?
>>43966454I love G Gundam
>>43966357Lets just take them both up in a kind of one arm bridal carry each. We are probably big enough to fit each of them with their legs over each our forearm, and they can recline on our massive tits.>How about I carry you both?
"Oh, get over it, you reply, annoyed and frustrated, lifting both of them up in your arms and heading to your bedroom on the Manse's top floor.Along the way, Amata seems satisfied, but Tia does protest a bit: "No! Not like this! I should be the one carrying you, not the other way around!"As for your new bedroom, it's still temporary because Valeriana intends to put it in the "tower" portion of the Manse, which hasn't been even started yet. The idea was to put all "general purpose" facilities in the "fortress" part, which would be at least partially open to the public as the seat of government and bureaucracy for Pearl, while the "tower" portion would be more "personal".But, for now, your bedroom is here, and Valeriana built it to your specifications.That is, it's wide and comfortable, with all the amenities you could wish for, including lights turning on or off or dimming and brightening, or even changing color, according to your thoughts (as the main owner attuned to the Manse and in possession of the Hearthstone), a warmed swimming pool, closets with all sorts of clothes, and a bed large enough for everyone.Val took those instructions to the letter: it's about ten meters across.Silk said she had the idea to post a dozen of her goblin maids around your bedroom, "in case you ever needed something", but it's quite clear that they're going to be spying on your intimacy. Still, she had the good taste to not have them here tonight.Or, more likely, she's hiding in the swimming pool. You drop the two girls on the bed. "Well, Tia. You've won your bet. Didn't you say there was something you wanted to show me?""First of all, you should try that Hearthstone." Amata points out, and they both laugh. Tia is clearly on to it.Grumbling for the delay (you were feeling very eager to start the dances), you fetch your gauntlets and boots, wear and attune them, and pop the strange almond-shaped stone in one of the slots they provide.(cont.)
>>43966696I like this one too. Lets use Maka's makas.>>43966357>How about I carry you both?
>>43966700I can't contain myself
>>43966700The time has come.And so has Tia.
You feel its power, like a trigger of Essence hovering on your mind, and activate it.Suddenly, you lose your balance, fumble about, struggle to keep yourself standing, fail, and fall backwards, into the swimming pool.Feeling your head spinning, you try and crawl out of the pool, while the two of them laugh uproariously."Wait. What the heck happened?" You wonder, struggling to even make it to the pool's edge, like your center of mass shifted completely. "What did you do to me?"You suddenly stop. Your voice sounds different, and your hands, you notice as you grasp the edge of the pool, ARE different, though they still seem yours."Wh... what did you do." You manage, with great difficulty, to climb out, soaking wet. As you look down at your drenched body, you suddenly notice you can see your feet."W-wait." You grasp at your flat chest. "Where did- Where did they go-"At this point Tia and Amata look like they're fainting of laughter, while the reality of what happened finally sinks in as you keep looking down."I'm a man." You mumble, utterly dumbstruck."Correction: you're a DAMN HUNK of a man." Amata cheerfully high-fives Tia."This is going to be fun." The Lunar replies. "So, how is it? My first time was a shock too, so don't worry.""...Wait, the babies?" You suddenly grasp your stomach, worried."When you shapeshift, all your, er, the other parts are restored the way you left them. In a way, your pregnancy is paused like this, and won't progress as long as you stay in this form. You can switch back anytime you want, by the way." Amata is still giggling.You give it a try, and this time you trip and fall forward, faceplanting into the bed."Maka's centre of mass is moving around like a bouncy ball." Tia sighs, trying to catch her breath. "You'll have to get used to it."(cont.)
>>43966866>Maka lost her ballasts
>>43966866>You give it a try, and this time you trip and fall forward, faceplanting into the bed.The Makas are too strong
>>43966866>Suddenly, you lose your balance, fumble about, struggle to keep yourself standing, fail, and fall backwards, into the swimming pool.
>>43966866>you suddenly notice you can see your feetNow I've lost it.
>>43966866>"W-wait." You grasp at your flat chest. "Where did- Where did they go-"I'm laughing so hard right now
>>43966866>You give it a try, and this time you trip and fall forward, faceplanting into the bed.
>>43966901I understood that reference
"By the way, the transformations are persistent, in the sense that you can remove your gauntlets and deattune everything and they will stay. Which is a good thing, I mean, keeping the gauntlets and boots could get clumsy." Amata explains. "We should get you a necklace or talisman or something with a socket. Maybe two, so you can keep Heaven's Reach's stone handy as well.""We should try it keeping her gauntlets and boots on sometimes, though.""Oh, definitely."You turn back into a male. "This is... pretty crazy." You admit."Oh, don't worry." Amata leans closer, stealing a kiss from your new lip as one of her hands snakes her way across your chest and abdomen, going further down. "I'm going to teach you everything you need to know.""What, you've been a man too?" Tia replies, almost derisive, but when she meets Amata's serious gaze, she frowns. "Wait... You did?""A girl's gotta try everything at least once in her life, you know?" She winks back at her.>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.>Teach me everything.>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?>(Other?)
>>43966979>>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?But then the punishment, don't you dare think we won't forget.
>>43966979>Prepare your bodies for pregnancy.
>>43966979>>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?
>Teach me everything.
>>43966979>>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?
>>43966979Oh, yes, Tia's bet! She won the bet! Good for her!
>>43966979>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?
>>43966979>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.
>>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.
>>43966979>>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?Sup Exault, only reason I'm here is cause I noticed you changed OPic
>>43966866Well, now we have a very useful device for our nuptial olympics.We can also have our wife and husband carry children, and pause our pregnancy or protect it from being exposed to danger, so whenever we fight we should go with the DAMN HUNK appearance.And we can spam halfcastes now from cult volunteer mothers.
>>43966979>>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.Curiousity and then hot dickings
>>43966979Why choose when we have time and wherewithal for all three?>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.>Teach me everything.>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?
>>43966979>So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?>I'll have to punish the both of you for laughing so hard at me, now.
>>43967046>pause our pregnancy or protect it from being exposed to dangerIt's fine, the babies heal just like Maka since they're still a part of her. She got skewered through the gut by the Silver Prince a while back and they turned out fine.
>>43967046Takes too long to make half castes and without any functional difference between them and Enlightened Mortals there's no point in doing so over just doing that instead.Also the moral and ethical wrongs of attempting to mass producing child soldiers
>>43967078as far as we know
>>43967093Welp, nothing I can do if you dont trust Zaan's affirmations that they are indeed okay.
>>43967093We were told they were fine. Also I said this last time, but I prefer Maka as a woman not comfortable with all this random changing sex.
>>43967093Well I don't know how EF will change the specifics, but for now until the moment they born they're basically just like an extra organ Maka is growing in her womb, as long as they aren't like ice cream scoopered out we can heal them up like we could our kidneys or heart or whatever.
>>43967087Don't half-castes have a chance to get an Ageless mutation?>Also the moral and ethical wrongs of attempting to mass producing child soldiers>implying they have to be soldiers
>>43967134Mass producing child bureaucrats and civil servants is far, far more evil than mass producing child soldiers.
>>43967087>implying Maka will ever employ child soldiers.You might be using the term wrong.
>>43967134EF has said before that Half-caste and Enlightened mortals have around the same life span, depending on a number of factors including lifestyle choices and mass producing children for any kind of work is still on the bad side of the moral argument
>>43967215I want to discuss with you, but this is inevitably going to shit the thread up and I don't want to ruin what is a happy thread.
>>43967215What if we mass produce children and then let them choose whatever careers they want?
"So... what was the thing YOU wanted to show off, Tia? The one you were so fired up about when we made the bet?" You ask, pulling gently her closer to you.She smirks, and she leans even closer, and- ow. She gives you a small bite on the shoulder. Sharp and strong enough to draw a little bit of blood. Her teeth are as sharp as needles."Ow. What are you-" But you fall silent when you next glance at her. Under your very eyes, she-...she transforms into YOU."...whoa." You almost fall back out of the bed for the surprise. "I- I thought you had to hunt down and murder people to do that.""Normally." It's so damn weird, to look at yourself talking back at you. Is that your voice? Is that what your voice sounds like? "But there are other ways. They're just temporary, I don't keep the shape forever. Just for a day or so. But, I just need a little bit of blood. Or... well, it doesn't HAVE to be blood, actually. Anything works." She suggests, with a lewd grin plastered over her face.Is that how you look when you make that face? That's terrifying. And sexy. Is it so wrong that you're finding yourself so...Maybe it's because your body changed? You're still dealing with your new, male form."Oh, by the way." You look up again, and the slander, shapely form of Valeriana looks down to you. "I came here prepared."Amata giggles at your reaction."...Did you just walk around and take a bite out of everyone we know?" You wonder.Well, it's Tia. She could totally do that."Yep."Of course she did that. -WAIT IS THAT KARAS."...Tia... Did you TELL these people that you needed their blood for your perverted bedroom games?"She shrugs, and she's also Mikahil now. "I told them it was to prank you, and to keep it a secret.""You're a monster.""I'm a Lunar." She grins. "That's a lot worse."(cont.)
>>43967306At that point why not just enlighten mortals that have already decided on said careers?I mean, do you really want Maka to have so many children she can't name them all, can't remember who the mothers are, or spend any meaningful time with them?
>>43967333EF you're on fire this thread holyshit my sides
>>43967333Tia please, I don't know how to react to this, beyond the laughter I mean
>>43967333Tia.Tia.You're killing me.
>>43967333>Is that how you look when you make that face? That's terrifying. And sexy. Is it so wrong that you're finding yourself so...Now Maka knows how other people feel.
>>43967344Because they are not as good as halfcastes who get Maka's charms.Basically they are cheapo Dragon Blooded Lite, but we can spawn them with regular expectancy, unlike a DB who have to basically pray for exaltation.The downside is of course that unless they fuck siblings their offspring wont be halfcastes, so if we want a stable population of solar halfcaste we should kind of get our solars to spam children so they get into the several to preferably tens of thousand numbers.The nice thing is that they can be made faster than Dragon Blooded, and in almost two decades we can have large numbers of them, plus they can act as a counter ballance and support system to Dragon Blooded, especially if we go for meritocracy and not nepotism with them. That way they are adjutants to Dragon Blooded not the other way around so the DBs do not get resentful serving bosses that are less competent then them.
>>43967469What the fuck dude, are you even listening to yourself? Christ Alive
>>43967469>Maka's charms.They won't though, not in the quests system.Not only that, but Luna just literally finished praising us for not treating Tia like a pawn to use dispassionately, you want to turn around and start treating our kids like tools to use?
>>43967469It would also force us to create a large bureaucracy and infrastructure for childcare and education, one that can be easily enlarged to take care of universal education as well as orphans as well as babysitting while adults work and such for mortal children once the half castes are adults.
>>43967506>They won't though, not in the quests system.To be fair, they still do get +2 dice charms, so they max out at 10 dice for an action that specialize in. Which is probably close to an average DB's secondary ability dicepool.
You know if only everyone had kept shit going according to plan, the entire population of humanity could have been made pure-bred Dragon Blooded by now.
Well, you have to admit that these two girls sure know how to impress you.You're still going to punish them.About eighteen hours pass, during which you experience a lot of what the Hearthstone's granted shape has to offer.Oh, Tia and Amata experience a lot of it as well. You were rather thorough with it.You have to admit you found some of Tia's shenanigans a bit difficult to accept, tub they grew on you. She still acts nothing like the person in question, just... obviously Tia with someone else's face and body. Thank heavens. A more... let's say socially adept Lunar, using this power to play devious mindgames on his lovers... or enemies, would really be terrifying.But Tia is Tia.That trick is not the only one she brings to the table (or rather mostly the bed, though the table, the floor, and the swimming pool all happen), though: She has refined her shapeshifting even further. She TRAINED for tonight, you bet. In the end, you're forced to stop your rampage on your spouses when you realize that it's already noon outside, and you should get ready. Your honeymoon starts today, after all. And tonight, you can pick up from where you left.[SESSION END]
>>43967551Wait, then who would receive the Celestial Exaltations?
>>43967589Great thread EF you had me laughing my ass off
>>43967589>[SESSION END]It's over!Thanks for the thread as always EF
>>43967595I believe it's possible for someone who has the Dragon's blood and would have Exalted as a Terrestrial to have that burned out by a Celestial exaltation, as long as it happens first.
>>43967589And every night until we're finished with them.I wonder why this needed two weeks of no sex
>>43967595Young Teenagers or Exceptional Children before they get their almost inevitable DB exaltation.The Celestial Exaltation would have to make do with the rather small mortal pool.
Base: +2 XPWedding (Not As Planned): +1 XPWedding Night (As Planned): +1 XPYou've got 28 XP.Now, let me go over the thread and check your suggestions for new backgrounds.
>>43967622Don't pure-blooded Dragon-Bloods Exalt REALLY early though?
>>43967622Those would have to be really impressive kids, in the First Age DB kids were expected to Exalted around puberty, I remember reading one of the backgrounds for a DB was his youngest girl hadn't Exalted yet and his wife was contemplating killing her to avoid the shame of not having a kid
>>43967595Half-Castes, I guess.
>>43967651I'm still in favor of 5 allies
>>43967651>28 XPThat's enough for either 3 Zenith charms, 1 Zenith and two non-caste charms, or Mental 4 and 1 of any charm
>>43967733We need to get mental 4
>>43967733>Mental 4I'm in favor of this
It's hard to parse the votes, but nearly everyone seems to agree on Mentor 6, plus increasing Cult, and getting Contacts.Anyone didn't vote and wants to add something? Meanwhile i'll type up the charms, and tell you about Elder charms.
>>43967767I am against Mentor 6.
>>43967767I agree with mentor 6Then raise cult to 4 resources 5 and Contacts (Gem) 1
>>43967651>>43967767Got some things for you. Continuing the plushie series. Trading for XP.
>>43967589Thanks for the threat EF!>>43967481>What the fuck dude, are you even listening to yourself?>Christ Alive>>43967506>Not only that, but Luna just literally finished praising us for not treating Tia like a pawn to use dispassionately, you want to turn around and start treating our kids like tools to use?Well that would be the optimal pace to get as many halfcastes as possible.The not insano option would be to be somewhere in the range of say a King like Boby Baratheon, with somewhere around a dozen or two dozen kids with mortals during a mortal life timespan, starting from say this year.That would allow us to be affectation and a parent to all the halfcastes we spawned, and we could encourage our other solars to do the same, making for about one hundred Halfcastes, of five distinct genotypes. Spawning a new set every 30 40 years or so by the time the new halfcastes get to be adults and have their own children would get us around a steady 100 first gen halfcastes while their own population should be stable enough until we get then new halfcaste blood in two or three generation for all of them.As Celestial Exalted live around the milennia we should be spawning a total of around +/- 3000 or so Halfcastes per solar depending on how each one goes about it.We do not have to be dispassionate about it but a eugenics program should be considered. The downside if that if we are a responsible loving parent to our first gen halfcaste that are our children, its one thing, but we kind of have to convince the other solars to do it too because we will be overwhelmed by numbers and lack of time.Also if we are responsible and loving while still pursuing the idea of having a stable population of half caste to support our dragon blooded (one major plus we can have above the realm in elite characters) we wont get them ready in two decades in massive numbers, but be something we have to take care of both as our children and as a major project to protect.
>>43967767I'm against mentor 6Also want allies 5, since that would increase our power massively.
>>43967767I think at least Mentor 6 and Contacts 1 were more or less solid, not a whole lot of opposition on either, beyond anon I guess.I got really attracted to increasing Manse to 6 and Cult to only 3 though
>>43967767Vote goes>Mentor 6>Cult 3>Contacts 1And either>Familiar 6Or>Artifact 6Preferably familiar
>>43967767I'll still vote for>Familiar 6
>>43967830I'm still against Familiar, haven't budged on that, but we can't raise Artifact to 6, only UCS can increase CoT and our other artifacts are only 3 dots
Also, because that anon didn't continue working on that Rainbow Maka edit, I asked toorops to give it a try.
Still want >familiar 6Silk has been nothing but a good pet.
>>43967818>>43967839Not gonna show the Maka with the Tia doll?
>>43967855The OP has us at Artifact 5, though if we only need one point to up it, I'll take it and throw another point in cult
>>43967874>The OP has us at Artifact 5That's the Crown of Thunders, which can only go up on UCS' say so, our gloves and boots are 3 and our Swift rider is also 3.
>>43967874Said artifact is the lesser CoT and that can only be upped by the UCS.Plus the way EF has stated legendary backgrounds work is that further levels past 5 cost double for each one up to 8.So to increase any of our 5's to 6's we need to use 2 background points on them.
There is also this. NSFW-ish, Maka as a Holstaurus.http://i.imgur.com/zNcZkrX.jpg
>>43967767Do not want Familiar 6. Not yet. Although honestly we could use a description of the effects of various boosts. I suspect a lot of people have different ideas of what each means. (Especially since you aren't using canon backgrounds anyway)
>>43967892So why aren't our different artifacts represented by separate instances of the background so we know what it takes to upgrade them?
>>43967819I am interested in the eugenics aspects as well as the large family option for Maka, but even the more reasonable option, it would only come to fruition as a stable population by the epilogue should we try to do it.And if we start it we are going to have to ensure that we get at least one hundred new halfcastes per generation or future children of halfcastes will have to risk incest or their own offspring not being halfcaste...So it would be a major responsibility, not only in that of children but also to our future progeny to not let them without future mates.Al of this of course and the large numbers could be mitigated with more solars on our side.
>>43967868Did you miss out on the theatrical mind rape camp that she set up for captive skullstonian soldiers? Or the under the table emotion feeding she was doing before we caught her?She's a pet that has barely been trained or disciplined and has pretty much done whatever she felt like doing and she will never stop.
And a SFW album full of little edits of pic related, because I was bored.http://imgur.com/a/J4NLo
Have some shitty cheerleader Maka:http://imgur.com/a/rQcwk
>>43967767>>43967651Mental 4!MENTAL 4!
>>43967767I'm also against Familiar 6, we'll leave Silk at 5 for longer and see how she deals with that before thinking about upgrading her again.
>>43967962Let's wait until we see what we've got in store in terms of charms anon, we might get such an awesome selection of elder zenith charms that we splurge on 3 at once.
>>43967929To save space on the Chara sheet according to EF, he did mention they are still viable upgrade options as well as adding more manse and things like that.
>>43967767>Mentor 6>Familiar 6>Cult 4
>>43967903>>43967858Sexy.Are they WIP or final sketches?>>43967950Nice. Any source on them?
>>43967932Then vote to spend more time with her.And I would point out she could have keep quite about all of that and we would have never found out.
The way Elder Charms work is that they're charm choices to buy in addition to normal charms.But, you only "unlock" elder charms when you have a rating of 6 or more in a skill, AND have completed a charm tree in that skill.For example, now, Maka has Zenith 6, but Zenith has several "charm trees". She only completed the "Social Attack" and "Unarmored Soak" trees, so every thread she'll get an extra pick for an elder charm in those two trees. >>43967929Because it'd make the sheet a lot more messy and a lot bigger.>>43967903>>43967858>>43967839>>43967818Also I guess this means 32 xp.
>>43968008>Nice. Any source on them?Got both of them on /e/, not sure of either artist's names
>>43968018>"Unarmored Soak" tree
>>43968018>Also I guess this means 32 xpHow about we get Mental 4 and then both Terrifying Glorious Presence and Heart Compelling Method to finish up those trees or just one and see that Soak charm
>>43967934They're kinda cute and fun.
>>43967903>Holstaurus MakaAll my unf. No other monstergirl could represent her Makas.
>>43967932Good pet does not mean good person, I'm not bothered by the up Silk debate but I acknowledge that she is trying to do stuff we will agree with.
>>43968018>>43968049>How about we get Mental 4 and then both Terrifying Glorious Presence and Heart Compelling MethodThis is my vote at least
DAWNSOLAR COUNTERATTACK (2B): Used right after successfully parrying an attack. The enemy suffers -2 Defense Value against your next attack.SUMMONING THE LOYAL STEEL: (Perm.) Can call any owned but unwielded weapon back to your hands. Can store up to [Physical] owned weapons in a pocket dimension. If disarmed, you can call it back to your hand with enough force to defeat wooden doors and iron chains.SHOCKWAVE FIST TECHNIQUE: (1B) An unarmed attack can be carried out at a range of [Phys+Dawn]x10 meters.ROUT-STEMMING GESTURE: (2B) one unit (that can perceive you or a signal from you) that is wavering, breaking or routing on the battlefield is immediately rallied.ZENITHMOUNTAIN'S ENDURANCE: (1C) +3d to endurance rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one endurance roll.TRANSCENDENT HERO'S MEDITATION: (1C) +3d to your Social Defense pool for the scene.HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).TERRIFYING GLORIOUS PRESENCE: (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).SUN-KING RADIANCE (Perm.) Anyone loyal to you uses your mental defense rather than their own, if your score is higher.OX-BODY TECHNIQUE: (Perm.) +2 Health Levels. Can be bought multiple times.TWILIGHTLORE-MASTER'S GAZE: (1C) +3d to knowledge rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one knowledge roll.WISE ARTISAN'S SKILL: (1C) +3d to crafting rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one crafting roll.STANCE OF THE MAGISTRATE: (1C) +3d to investigation rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one investigation roll.(cont.)
>>43968009And her telling us makes her less guilty? She didn't fess up because she felt bad for what she was doing, she admitted it because we caught her.Gotta remember that she's fundamentally alien to life in Creation.That's why I'm opposed to familiar 6 until we get her Heart grace or some other ironclad insurance against fae bullshittery.>>43968083I'm not even judging her by the standards of a good person but as a pet she's been pretty shitty. She fools around with us and acts adorable but then shits around the house with mind raped prisoners. That just means she needs to be trained properly instead of letting her have the run of the house.
>>43967932She is not going anywhere. It is i think Makas dream to make a society and nation where everyone can live in harmony, happiness and prosperity.
>>43967767>>43967802I'll second this one since it's the only set that I mostly agree with and have nothing against.
>>43968162Oh i'm not opposed to having a fae as a pet or saying we should summarily execute her.But let's not delude ourselves into thinking she's been a perfect companion to us so far.She just needs to be better trained is all.
>>43968162So let's give her more time to properly train her before we power her up again, just because we can't bump her up immediately doesn't mean it's impossible to do it in story.
>>43968105I kind of like the idea of Lore-Master's Gaze.
>>43968144That not what happened, she outright told us what she was doing, It was basically impossible for us to find out otherwise.
>>43968218Only after we specifically went to go see her.>The fair folk gives you an enigmatic grin and a shrug. "I still have quite a bit, don't worry.">That wording was... odd. "...I though you used all of it for your Behemoth.">"At the time yes, but I'm quickly replenishing it." She explains. "I'm most certainly not doing so by raping it out of perfectly innocent and helpless humans.">You didn't notice that before, but, when there's silence, you can hear some faint noises coming from far away.>"...Silk." You clear your throat.>"What." She spreads her arms in a defensive shrug. "You were killing these dudes less than three days ago. Like shooting at each other, corpses everywhere. It's a horrible waste of people. Is it really that much worse to take some alive and, you know, keep them alive and not dead?"
NIGHTCLEAR SENSE LIGHT: (1C) +3d to awareness rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one awareness roll.CELESTIAL MIGHT: (1C) +3d to athletics rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one athletics roll.LIGHTNING SPEED: (Perm.) Double your base dashing speed. (1C) Triple it for the scene, instead.ECLIPSEMERCHANT'S WISDOM: (1C) +3d to bureaucracy rolls for the scene (2B): +3d to one bureaucracy roll.SAGACIOUS READING OF INTENT: (2B) You select a statement you either heard or read, and can discern the true reason that caused its author to utter or write it, and what he intends to gain from it.WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.>>43968153Damnit, I got distracted and copypasted the wrong line. Thank you for pointing that out. Replace it with:FRIEND OF CREATION: (Perm.) All natural animals in Creation are friendly to you. (2B) You can give them simple orders.
>>43967903I'd eat that beef.And by eat, I mean commit interspecies intercourse.
>>43968272Finally dipping into that Survival tree huh
>>43968252Demetor style prison system using Fae Wardens could be a role for Fae citizens of the West...
>>43968272>FRIEND OF CREATION: (Perm.) All natural animals in Creation are friendly to you. (2B) You can give them simple orders.I want this. We will befriend them and sing. Turn the quest into a musical.
>>43968272Damn sonVoting for Wise-Eyed Courtier Method
>>43968295We've shut this down once, we aren't going to do it. The role of Fae in the West is to get eaten by Silk and shoved out to the Wyld.
>>43967767I agree with Mentor 6, keep Familiar at 5, get Contacts (Gem) and increase Cult and Allies (if possible)
>>43968272>>Mental 4>>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).>>TERRIFYING GLORIOUS PRESENCE: (upgrades Majestic Radiant Presence: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).I'm going to second this vote, gotta bump mental for that essence boost
>>43968272>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).>FRIEND OF CREATION: (Perm.) All natural animals in Creation are friendly to you. (2B) You can give them simple orders.>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.And I want to raise>Cult>Manse>Contacts.We don't need Mentor or Familiar above 5.
>>43968354This right here
>>43967767I agree with that, bump up Mentor 6, increase Cult, and get some Contacts from Gem
>>43968367>We don't need Mentor above 5says you, the closer we are to the UCS the better
>>43968272>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.Considering our next move, this at least
I think this is right>8 XP HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).> 10 XP WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.We are going to be doing mass social combat next thread Wise eyed courtier method is vital to pick up right now. We will also need it when we take over Skullstone.
>>43962740I know it took me way too long for this, but here is an updated version of the ebook/pdf. Includes this thread too.https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wl5obxcwuakgdj/Exalted%20Quest%20-%20Threads%2001-101%20%5Bpdf%5D.rar?dl=0And if someone already has the current version and just wants the new things:https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3hq7iqeoatkz32/Exalted%20Quest%20-%2086-101%2C%20Recap%20and%20Bonus.rar?dl=0
>>43968272What would be the effects of allies 5?>TERRIFYING GLORIOUS PRESENCE>TRANSCENDENT HERO'S MEDITATION:
Elder Charms of the Day:Zenith (social attack tree):ARMY-CRUSHING GLORY: (1C) Any mortal trying to act against you in your presence must first resist a free automatic basic social attack from you or be unable to do so.Zenith (unarmored soak tree):AEGIS OF DIVINE JUSTICE: Upgrades Armored in Righteousness Stance so that you can commit (3C) to gain a soak of 9.
>>43968272>>43968411Changing my vote to this, we need Wise Eyed for the Neck
>>43968272>>Mental 4>>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).>>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.
>>43968434>>43968426>ARMY-CRUSHING GLORY: (1C) Any mortal trying to act against you in your presence must first resist a free automatic basic social attack from you or be unable to do so.These two votes>dat Aeigis13 mother fucking Soak
>>43968272>Mental 4>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.
>>43968105>>43968272>>43968426>Mental 4>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).>AEGIS OF DIVINE JUSTICE: Upgrades Armored in Righteousness Stance so that you can commit (3C) to gain a soak of 9.
>>43968310>>43968326>>43968367>>43968411What are you doing? Vote to increase mental, it'll increase our essence pool
>>43968287Yeah, I ignored it for way too long. Maka never did anything much survival-ish.So I thought I'd just throw them up there for no reason.Besides you're nearly out of Zenith charms.>>43968423It would be an excuse for me to bloat your harem NPC roster even more. I've got a folder of saved portraits for possible NPCs of more than 1000 files. 80% of them are cute girls. Don't give me an excuse.
>>43968490Wait no, swap out HEART-COMPELLING METHOD for WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD
>>43968426>>43968490this right here
>>43968272>Mental 4>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.and if there's enough xp>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).
>>43968426>8 XP ARMY-CRUSHING GLORY: (1C) Any mortal trying to act against you in your presence must first resist a free automatic basic social attack from you or be unable to do so.>8 XP HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).> 10 XP WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.This is my vote, deleted my old post for this new vote.
>>43968492Raising cult will do that too and that means more xp for these sweet sweet charms.
RAILROADING SHIT CHOO CHOO!
>>43968426>>Mental 4>>HEART-COMPELLING METHOD: (upgrades Inspired Performance Style: on top of its effect, all social attacks have 1 automatic success).>>AEGIS OF DIVINE JUSTICE: Upgrades Armored in Righteousness Stance so that you can commit (3C) to gain a soak of 9.>>Mentor 6>>Cult 4>>Contacts 2 (Gem)
>>43968492Just Raise Cult by 2 for more Essence which leaves 15XP free for charms>>43968506Maka is a High Tower born princess city slicker
Also, this thread is going to be a mess of votes, between the background and the charms (and I took my sweet time to post them). So I'm probably going to wait until the very end of the thread and only then reread and check everything.
>>43968326We can do walks in the forest with a shapesifted Tia. I'm for it.
>this mass of votingI'm so sorry EF>>43968574Because charms nigga, charms
>>43968574Because with the 15xp we'd spend on mental that means we can pick up extra charms.We've got a sick list of choices right now.
>>43968105 #>>43968272 #>>43968426 #>Mental 4>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.>AEGIS OF DIVINE JUSTICE: Upgrades Armored in Righteousness Stance so that you can commit (3C) to gain a soak of 9.
>>43968506>dat folder Challenge accepted
>>43968569You need more structured voting EF, you should do what you did for the new OP image and have a final destination vote
Get mental 4 next thread, its useful but not vital the way Heart-Compelling Method, and Wise-eyed Courtier method are for the next thread
>>43968620Mental 4 would be just as helpful for our trip to the Neck as those other charms
>>43968588>>43968590And we get XP for charms MUCH easier and more often than we get dots to spend on backgrounds.Spending Background dots to save XP is stupid.
>>43968639Not even close, Mental 4 would be one more dice and one more dot of C/B Essence
>>43968600I can second this.
>>43968426>>Mental 4>>WISE-EYED COURTIER METHOD: (2C) You can target social attacks against whole societies, countries or organizations.>>AEGIS OF DIVINE JUSTICE: Upgrades Armored in Righteousness Stance so that you can commit (3C) to gain a soak of 9.
>>43968506>Besides you're nearly out of Zenith charms.You can get a lot of Elder charms by simply letting canon charms effect mass combat units since we aren't using Exalted's terrible mass combat system. Plus, you can name the wide area Perfect Soak Charm SHIELD OF CREATION
>>43968654That's one more commit essence we can use for a social charm to seduce and sway the Neck
>>43968643You're talking about spending 15xp to get 1 dice and 1 extra burn/commitWith 2 background points in cult more we get 2 burn/commit plus a larger group of people as sun worshipers.Mental 4 would be nice but the benefit is far outweighed by the charm selection we have right now.
>>43968639Not in the least, mental doesn't even effect social combat. And those two together plus what we already have.Mean that we basically auto win as social combat even against most exalts.
>>43968688Those charms will still be there anon, they aren't going away. We can still get two charms instead of three, it's not essential to grab an extra one
>>43968681We have so much more Essence already than we do Social charms that cost Commit, even if we popped them all, including the once that don't stack it would beMRPIPSHSDDCrown of Thundersand maybe SRBFive Essence with three left over, five if we upgrade Cult
>>43968713I didn't say it effected social combat, I said it would give us more commit essence for our arsenal of social charms.
>>43968737Which we already have more than enough of
>>43968724Except the third charm will give us more power than an extra dot of mental Our current commit pool is larger than all of the commit costs for either of our charm focuses.If we commit everything social we have commit left over and if we commit everything for combat we still have commit left over.We activated everything we could when we fought the prince and we still had 2 commit spare.We don't need any more right now, charms are a better investment.
>>43968727>>43968737This, plus if we buy Wise Eyed and Army Crushing Glory that's 8 Essence total, all we have or with 2 extra if we upgrade Cult to 4
>>43968737We literally have more essence than we know what to do with, buying these charms only barely fills up our pools and not even then with Cult 4
>>43968737One dot more or less does not matter compared to those charms. +1 success means that even if we utterly botch the roll, mortals will still at least consider our point.And the other one attack an entire organization is massive more mote efficient since it means we only need to social a group once, rather then each important member individually.
>>43968807With TPG/HCM and CoT we are always going to be hitting mortals with 2 successes minimum, not even then if we get Army Crushing Glory, with that and our HtHPM we're going to be hitting newly met mortals with two free social attacks before we even open our mouth
What if we got Summoning the Loyal Steel instead of Mental 4 for now so we don't have to fetch our gauntlets and boots when we need them?
>>43962740>Characters info (player-made): http://pastebin.com/5WnD47jpHave an update http://pastebin.com/f6ii8kLHI probably forgot many things or wrote some things wrong. If anyone spots something wrong or missing, please let me know.I purposefully left the Silver Prince's abyssals out, I'm not sure they should be on this list, since they didn't do much more than fight once.
>>43968909Thank you! I'mma add another XP for this.
>>43968962Those two free social attacks?Those are going to hit with 12 motherfucking dice, the very best mortal is only ever going to have a DV of 3, on average those two attacks will hit with three extra successes.
>>43968909>SURPRISE! You thought it was going to be Maka's sister, but it was her, Amata!
>>43968909>Amata Tai Tianna: Air Aspected Lost Egg, Queen of Tianna. An old friend of Maka's family, gave the MC safe haven when she was exiled. Responsible, mysterious, probably employed by a sidereal. Distrusts gods in general. While classy now, she had a rather wild past. Killed by a Sidereal. BANGED STATUS: All the time, a lot of times.> Killed by a Sidereal.
>>43968909>>43969038You should think about making two sheets, one with spoilers and one without
>>43968951Thanks again for the thread EF, good luck counting all the votes.Bye bye.
>>43969059I will consider it. Wasn't thinking of new readers when I did the list.>>43969026Exactly what I had in mind.
>>43969013well it pays to remember that whenever we pick up army crushing glory that social clusterfuck will only happen to mortals who are trying to oppose us in our presence.Like for instance, the mortal house troops of a Great House of the Realm.
>>43968951You mind posting the winning votes on twitter when you count them up?
>>43969102It would be faster, just names and castes I would think.
>>43969151This >>43969026 is an old piece, I just posted it because it was relevant.
>>43969151that's not a new picture anon
>>43969102> His human form is horribly scarred. This bit about Talon is wrong unless you spoke to EF about it, he didn't mention what was up with it, just that he didn't like being in his human form anymore.
>>43969203You are right. >"The... incident in which I Exalted made me dislike my human form. Intensely. I don't want to go down in details.I think I just assumed his human form is scarred because of how Lunar's exalt. Thanks, anon.
>>43969469's no problem, I just remembered cause I read that thread a few times. I really liked Talon and Maka's interactions, they were cute.
>>43968909>>43969796Also Silk has her Sword back
>>43962918>>2 points - Mentor 6>>2 points - Cult 4>>1 point - Contacts (Gem) 1>>1 point - Resources 5Last second second!