>Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Bladebound%20Retainer%20Quest>Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/46928855/>Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaskForceKaz[STATS]>Combat: +++>Social: +>Knowledge: ++[Traits/Perks]>Indomitable, Rank 1: Ignore the penalties imposed by Blood Loss. Does not negate health loss. >Atelier of Death: Craft your own Bombs and Poisons>Nimble Fingers: +30 to non-attack actions involving your hands (lockpicking, pickpocketing, etc.).While Ellana may have saved your life, the potion she had forced down your throat did nothing to heal your other injuries. Namely the ones inflicted by the Ingulan twins, as well as the bolt hole in your left hand. Goddess’ Tears allegedly only pull the drinker from the thin edge between life and death, and was rumored to even bring back men and women minutes dead. But that is all it does. It leaves the healing process up to the one who imbibed the potion, and the skill of the caretakers surrounding him. The cold days pass by slowly as you spend your time recovering in Karthmere Keep. From outside the window, the harsh winter gradually abates in its intensity. Even though it continues to fall, the amount of snow left from the nights prior continually decreases. As the month goes by, the grip of winter will eventually cede its hold on the realm to the warmer seasons. A week has passed since your conversation with Ser Palme. Since then, the wound in your hand has completely healed, and the only remnants of your foray against the Red Snakes are the scars to run along your body. Those would quickly fade with time, but the memories that came with them would not be so easily forgotten. “…cus. Marcus? Marcus, are you listening to what I’m asking you?”(cont.)
Ellana, stretching in her seat, affixes you with a pointed look. Her lips are pursed in a frown that tries so hard to look stern, but more than anything else comes off as petulant glare. The old man adjacent to her only adds a wry look in your general direction before turning a page of his book, a veritable monster of a tome. Grimacing, you pull yourself out of reminiscence and go over how it all came to this. You know your letters and numbers well enough and a little more to be able to read ciphers and measure reagents and extracts to the ounce. But beyond the kill orders and formulae, your knowledge of the wider world is little better than a fishmonger’s, if not worse depending on the market place. From hearsay, it’s said that the fishermen of the Grey Islands are as learned as a magister. That was the point, though. Most of it, if not all of, your knowledge is more grounded in hearsay and the talk of smallfolk more than anything else. Lucien never bothered to add history lessons to your ‘apprenticeship’, and most of what Serena read aloud to the rest of the Locusts went through one ear and out the other. Maybe he would have begun deeper instruction, and maybe you’d muster up the patience to listen to her go on and on about distant places far away from the Empire. But those are ‘maybes’ that you’ll never know. Save for the more unpleasant bits of your childhood, your dearth of formal instruction came up when Ellana firmly insisted that you tell her more about yourself. As soon as that information came out of your mouth, a funny look came across her face. Then, she marched out of the room without a second glance backwards. For a blessed five minutes, there was a tranquil silence that you observed with the absence of her eager questions and talking. (cont.)
>>47089684>As soon as that information came out of your mouthI thought we were in agreement NOT to tell her about our past!
Then it all came crashing down when the princess returned, veritably dragging a bewildered older man in the grey-spun robes of a magister. You were able to put two and two together to get for, and no sooner did you do so when the she drove the metaphorical nail into the coffin. It was her desire that you would receive a formal instruction alongside her as your wounds would heal. “Perhaps it is time to call for a break,” Magister Ansell said, with a smile that was not unkind. He was old, the oldest man that you’ve ever seen. Ser Palme once wryly mentioned that all of the wrinkles were there when he entered into the Crowngard ten years ago, teaching long since when the royal family were still little and unborn. “I’m afraid that your new friend still may not be well enough to continue.”You cough once to clear both the tense air and your throat as you sit up in your bed. Raising your hands in a recalcitrant gesture, you say, “…I’m afraid I had lost myself in thought…milady.” It still feels strange to have that word come off your tongue. But you can’t do anything about it, save to get used to addressing the nobility. “And for that, I apologize. But I do have a recollection of what we were talking about…”>You will be able to take 50 on Knowledge Checks related to the subject.>Choose a topic: >Gods and Faiths [Religion]>History of Kaithe [History]>Nobles of Aderaveth [Nobility]>>47089716>Save for the more unpleasant bits of your childhood'Twas watered down heavily. And filled in with Palme's backstory. Ran out of characters to add that in with, sorry for confusion.
I just realized that this quest is a grittier version of princess guard quest
>>47089741>>Nobles of Aderaveth [Nobility]Seems useful for the assassin
>>47089741>History of Kaithe [History]History and worldbuilding is more interesting.
>>47089741>>Nobles of Aderaveth [Nobility]I think this is the most useful for our job
>>47089741>Nobles of Aderaveth [Nobility]
>>47089741>Nobles of Aderaveth [Nobility]We gonna know all them targets.
>>47089764That's a quest that's been on my reading list for the longest time. Judging from the votes on suptg, it seems to be held in high regard by the anons here. Writing...
>>47089824Don't unless you want to take it as a lesson of how to not deal with shitposting.
>>47089824>it seems to be held in high regard by the anons hereHeld in regard, yes. Not exactly high regard. It's one of the best examples of quest shitstorma.
>>47089824It's alright... It has shitpost galore though. Also, the waifuing oh lord the waifuing.
>>47089824It was one hell of a ride, that's for sure.
>>47089850He fucking railroaded the waifu, made the MC lose a fight after ridiculous rolls... That guy just took a shit on everything that he could shit on.
>>47089929>made the MC lose a fight after ridiculous rollsB-but legendary magic sword
>>47089942B-b-buh creating situations were running is not an option and there's no chance of winning.
>>47089929Not to mention the whole premise was flawed. MC was supposed to be a bodyguard for the princess but it turns out that everyone else, including children, was more capable than him and any attempt to try to alleviate that was powergaming and must be punished.
>>47089988>>47089942And making us roll for it too. Which was hillarious.>Roll to automatically fail
>>47090004I remember the>MUH MINMAXERSFun times. We're the personal bodyguard to the heiress of the kingdom but we're the trashiest in the castle and there's no way we can try to improve to live up to the task given to us.THE MEMES ARE OUTTA CONTROL
>>47090032To be fair minmaxing in a game without character sheet is pretty stupid and QM railroaded hard the outcome of any battle.
>>47090005>>47090004Christ, the author sounds like a cunt. I can understand having an MC that's weak, and will never be in the top 10 strongest, but constantly pushing for "lol you fail" no matter what sounds right cunty. At that point, why not just write your own goddamn story and have it up on Wordpress?
>>47090072We didnt know he was railroading hard until he took the massive shitblast in the duel. Before it was just rumours.And minmax wasnt really minmaxing but trying to get some sort of skills to be able to do our supposed job. The waifufags called it minmaxing because buzzwords are cool or whatever.
>>47090117I think he said something about doing a visual novel. Maybe I dreamed that in a delirious fit of rage after the massive railroading.
>>47090140That's still shitty and no one will want to play a VN where you're shit no matter what and get punished for trying to be good.
>>47090206Now that you think of it, is there a way for the MC to lose a battle and not cause a shitstorm?
>>47090206At least they dont make you roll to fail in VN's >Captcha: Select all images with noodles.Yes captcha, it was exactly like that.
>>47090243Yeah, if there's a real way to win there's no shitstorm. If they tell you "actually you were gonna lose no matter what because magic legendary sword" then you kinda go "then why the fuck would you make an encounter like that?". It's the equivalent to rock falls everybody dies.
>>47090243Poor player decisions and bad rolls?
>>47090120>>47090206Jesus Christ, what the hell actually happened? This shit sounds like ass.
>>47090243Maybe have a sort of a "Valiant Last Stand" that even your opponent has to acknowledge your intellect, skill, or resourcefulness?
>>47090269MC is assigned to be the guard of the princess, he's actually the trashiest character in the whole castle. Anons try, obviously, to gain some sort of power, they get cockblocked to oblivion. There's slight waifuwars but nothing serious.Something happens and we have to duel the antagonist of the story (not supervillain tier, but rather disgusting character). We duel, roll ridiculously well, QM pulls a "this isnt even my final form", we still roll super-high, in the end he breaks our sword, we get our shit pushed inwards and QM admits not even if we straight critted every single roll we wouldnt have won.Then he shits the bed and decides that picking a waifu is a harsh choice for anons and takes the choice for them with the sluttiest waifu in the cast.
>>47089779>>47089786>>47089800>>47089806“…the nobles of Aderaveth, right? You were just going over the von Roies and the Goodyres a few minutes ago. And before them, the Mazurs, Pullmans and the other vassals sworn to the Crowmond banner.”Ansell nods quietly. “Perhaps your mind is sharper than your injuries betray you for. You were able to recall their names with surprising cognition. But can you identify their sigils and words? Their territories and heirs?”You frown, concentrating as hard as you could before exhaling in defeat. “Not the heirs, but a few of the banners, holdfasts and words. The von Roies are the rulers of the sole principality in the Empire, the Gomernt Vale, led by Alistair von Roie, the current Keeper of the Law. Their sigil is an inverted sword with a yellow-red sun backdrop, but the words escape me.”“Acceptable. Do you think you can name one more before we move onto the other noble houses?”“…the Belmores of Sellsmere. Horse on a purple banner, and their words are...‘Courage Calls Us Forward’. Makes sense since they field the best cavalry in the entire realm.” That you know as a fact when Lucien came back on a failed mission, cursing about the flight from their holdfast. “Oh, and their current leader is Lord Edmund Belmore, the heir and last surviving son of the late Robert Belmore, who suffered a stroke.”Ellana seems impressed, but Ansell remains unmoved. “That will do for now, young Painel. You do not require my formal instruction as much as you need to read through the great libraries and commit this knowledge to heart. But I digress. It is almost noon, and it would be unwise to continue studying on an empty stomach.”The old man gets up, with every bone in his body cracking as he stretches the kinks accumulated from three hours of tutoring. The princess winces, but you just take it in stride. You’ve heard worse from actual broken bones. (cont.)
>>47090326I want the old guy to be our dadfu, he can reads us stories and we can take care of him when he's too old and strive to impress him like the attention starved son that we are ;_;
>>47090432No anon. We don't need no dad. No women either. I'm waiting for the part where Serena gets revived and starts shit talking us about stuff and breaks our heart.
>>47090309Fuck that's retarded
>>47090505Dont you prefer to heal the heart first before crushing it into small pieces anon?
>>47090540You werent even there to see the shitstorm. It was glorious. The shit assploded so hard it became particles of shit that were shoved into every pore of your being and dragged you across shittown through turd avenue.
>>47090550Time heals all wounds, yes. What's to say that the revival won't be after we've learned to forgive ourselves? Who am I kidding? We're never going to. We could have protected her anon. We could've.
>>47089824Weighing in here Kaz, if you do read PGQ take it as a lesson what NOT to do.
>>47090326“When we return, we shall go over the other great houses of the Empire: Hastings, Lawcomb, Rosarn and Tarmond. For other noble families descended from those that bent the knee to the first Crowmond nearly four hundred years prior, and aided in his conquest of the continent…well, partial conquest at any rate. We shall go over those houses in great detail. And perhaps, if the day is still with us, we can broach the subject of our Empire’s history…”Ansell continues to trail off on his own, lost in his thoughts, even though no one follows him out of the room. Ellana looks torn between following her tutor for lunch in the main hall, and staying with you for another ‘interrogation’. The sound of her stomach rumbling like a starving bear in winter eventually compels her to choose the former. With an embarrassed blush on her face as she makes her exit....finally, some peace and quiet-The door bursts open with a loud noise, and Ser Orici Palme walks through as if he held ownership of the territory. Following him, a demure maidservant carries a basket of what looks like assorted foodstuffs. “Painel,” He greets you with a simple nod. “How was your tutoring session?”You mutter something unintelligible as you sink back into the mattress that’s too fluffy for you to enjoy. He grins. “I’ll take that as a good sign. Magister Ansell has a propensity for…long-winded and thoroughly detailed instructing, but he means well. You’ll get used to it as long as the princess wants you to stay with her.”The maidservant sets down the food on the bedside table, keeping her face down as she arranges your meal. Bowing politely, she makes a quick retreat to the door behind Palme. You can’t stop your stomach from growling, but you have a little more self control in going after your food. After swallowing two mouthfuls of bread, you return your attention to Palme. “So what brings you to this corner of the castle?"(cont.)
>>47089764Princess Guard Quest: Reloaded Revengeance of the Return of the Bladebound Retainer
>>47090627I think nobody with more than 2 braincells can read that and thinks "THAT'S exactly what quests should be all about".It's the dr.jekyll and mr hyde of quests.
>>47090646NOW WITH MORE RAILROADING.
>>47090661Nah that's: Train Simulator 2016: Princess Expansion Pack
>>47089764Not really, we're not trash-cans and not everybody is a fucking magical mary-sue from beyond. Also we level up our skills.
>>47090671Did you even bought the waifu dlc?
>>47090693Nope, I pirated it
>>47090707You fucking faggot, that's why we could only marry the slut.I blame you for everything that went wrong.
>>47090638He leans up against the wall, his armor scraping the stone as he finds a comfortable position for himself. “I finished talking with the healers. Your wounds seem to have healed for the most part, enough so that it won’t impede any extraneous physical activity. You did say you had some other pains though, just minor aches, am I right?”You nod as you roll both shoulders in your socket. “Nothing that another three days of bedrest won’t fix on their own. Or a numbing tonic. It’ll hurt a bit, but it shouldn’t deter from my…” You pause, searching for the proper word to describe your talents. “…unique skills.”“Good. Because the sooner we get you out of that bed and I see what you’re capable off, the quicker I can expedite your entry into the Crowngard. Prince Emeron is due to return with his Gryphon Knights within the week, and I want to make sure you’re in top condition before we present you to him.”You look outside past the window, inspecting the snow-covered grounds of the keep itself. “I’ve trained in snow before, but this sounds a bit extreme, even for me…”Snorting, Palme jerks a hand towards the door. “The Crownguard has their own private grounds to train. One that is protected from the outside elements. That way we can train as long as we want without worrying about freak rainstorms or the odd hail.“So what do you say? Do you want to stay indoors and wait for a full recovery of your body? Or do you want to hop back onto the metaphorical horse right now, pain be damned?”>Go out and follow Palme to the training grounds. >Stay here and wait for the continuation of your lesson.
>>47090770How are you such a sloot? Harems a shit.
>>47090811>>Stay here and wait for the continuation of your lesson.
>>47090811>Go out and follow Palme to the training grounds.I HAVE TO IMPRESS BIG BRO.
>>47090811>>Go out and follow Palme to the training grounds.Pain is a reminder you're still living. The longer you stay bedridden, the more your skills deteriorate.>>47090826Anon, we are not Simon to Palme's Kamina.
>>47090811>Go out and follow Palme to the training grounds. gogogogo
>>47090811>>Go out and follow Palme to the training grounds.
>>47090800Some people really like trains. Some people really like specific trains.
>>47090811>Stay here and wait for the continuation of your lesson.Extra training won't really help us much, it's not like we are going to improve that fast from a little extra training or that we are rusty or anything. Improving our actual physical condition comes first.
>>47090872We're gonna get pretty rusty if we keep bedridden so long. We're not gonna be doing flips and shit but doing something to not stay like a fucking vegetable sounds good.
>>47090811>>Stay here and wait for the continuation of your lesson.I'd rather get healed first>>47090898It's only 3 more days you can't get rusty that fast
>>47090811>Stay here and wait for the continuation of your lesson.>>47090898It's only been three days. That sucks, but that's not going to cause any skill degradation.
>>47090770What the actual fuckWriting...
>>47090929>not wanting to be a railroad master like your spiritual predecessor Gotta make some sacrifices
>>47090907ANON, PUSH IT TO THE LIMITNO POOSY
>>470909295.5k in dlc.THIS IS THE FUTURE WE CHOSE.
>there are people who don't want to train with renewed purpose
Gonna go grab something to eat. Be back soon.
>>47091059Your PC will break again
>>47091065Anon I swear to fucking god I will force you to buy him a new pc if it happens.
>>47090811>Join PalmeMight as well. It's just minor aches, right?Come on Sylviefags, it ended a long time ago. Let it fucking go.
>>47091065Are you the faggot that rolled three nat 1's in the first two threads of TF666?
>>47091110>SylviefagsSword was the only true option Always by our side, never bitched and moaned
>>47091132>>47091132Until it broke.
>>47091059Kaz, can we get some sort of Fairy Sidekick in this quest? I feel like we should have one, no we're meant to have one!
>>47091110Who really cared about the waifu wars? They were all about the same, if it actually was a VN they would all have the same face too. Although we were railroaded into literally the worst one.
>>47091177I hate you.
>>47091179Why the fuck would you want something that glows as a sidekick for an assassin? The fuck?
>>47091208The mark of a skilled assassin is not being able to sneak around in the dark, but being able to remain unseen in the light.Also, Fairy Sidekicks are awesome and we should have one.
>>47091179>all of Kaz' quests have fairy sidekick for MC>when magic isn't real in the setting it's instead the hallucination of a fairy sidekick
>>47091218It's like the Orb in Larro Quests.
>>47091216>inb4 this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmkxsQnNujI
>>47091216No, that's retarded. You need to be molded by the darkness to be an assassin.
>>47091263You think the darkness is your ally?
>>47091263Eh both are important.
>>47091257Being compared to Jack is pretty much guaranteed to give someone a raging erection.
>>47091284I WAS BORN IN IT.
>>47091263>he doesn't understand that a good assassin is never seen, whether hiding in shadows or plain sightThis is why you get caught.
>>47091346>Ever assasinating out of the shadowsStop playing buttcreed ya dumdums.
>>47091308I just hope the new series is half as good as the original.
>>47091346What if getting caught is part of our plan?
>>47091375Then you must be crashing your carriage.With no survivors.
>>47091374It'll never be the same.RIP, Mako.
>>47091391I just love baneposting, never get sick of it.
>>47091216something like this then?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seKaU-qQuts
>>47090638btw Kaz, if you're looking for heraldries....>>47078815and check the archives for the previous thread which has a dropbox link.
What happened to the older princess? we finished the last thread off with her barging in on us. Also who else is looking forward to critfailing the crownguard entrance exams? I hope this doesn't happen and I'm just being a pessimist.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>47091512What could possibly go wrong?
>>47091512She probably made her smartass remark, made introductions then timeskip.
>>47091512We have a really good combat modifier. We would have to channel the inner crackbitch to fuck it up so badly that we dont get in.
How old is MC?
>>47091512nah, we stumble around the castle the night before, trigger the mage tower's defenses, then heavily injure Palme in a blind memory-induced furyorwe roll so well he doesn't see it happen
>>47091549Well its been a while since JJ had any spotlight. The dice gods may be on the lookout for a new crackbitch. >>4709155418 I think
>>47091564We can't do the first, we don't have any throwing knivesand I think the second counts as passing
>>47091579IT'S D100, YOU CAN'T CRACKBITCH D100, YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER D100.
>>47091579I miss crusty.
>>47091587Nicole didn't need throwing knives
Rolled 97 + 30 (1d100 + 30)Keep tempting the dice gods
>>47091640We could have used that roll.
>>47091632I may have made a joke about a different idiot who stumble around a mage's tower and fucked everything up.People should fucking avoid mage's towers
>>47090826>>47090835>>47090839>>47090841>>47090853>>47090857Your fingers flex around empty air. It feels almost alien, not to have a weapon in your hands, or at your belt. It’s almost a force of habit now, just as natural as breathing, to carry a blade. You’d never go so far as to say that it’s like missing a limb. You’re not that attached to bladed implements. But it does itch something awful, without steel on your body. That, and the fact that one more week of sitting in this room is going to drive you completely crazy. And that isn’t even taking into consideration the decline of your condition. A week was fine, two was pushing it. Three is going a bit too far for your comfort. The desire to go to the training grounds has nothing to do at all with escaping from Ellana’s older sister, who was just so insistent on giving you a thorough look over. Something about how you’re only somewhat acceptable as a retainer in terms of look. And how she was going to drop in ‘whenever she had free time’.>“I’ll be back whenever I can, my sweet little sister. I still need to educate you on the finer points of…”Thank the gods for tender mercies, because Ansell was steadfastly stubborn about her intrusions on Ellana’s lessons. You give a wan smile to Palme. “Yeah. I’m feeling a little restless myself just sitting here. And besides, the sooner we take care of this, the better it is for the both of us, right?”“Aye, that it is,” He nods. “And I’m glad to hear it. Now hurry up. It’s best to be off quickly…”You toss the covers off of the bed, and pull yourself up. Grabbing the pair of boots lying by the bedside table, you slide them on as you put on a fresh set of clothing. Actual clothing, not that rough-spun crap that you’ve been used to wearing. And stealing, for that matter. (cont.)
Wait a moment. “My armor…my weapons…where did you…”“It’s been taken care of,” Palme reassures you as you start walking from your room. “I took the liberty of having them repaired as best as I could. Mind you, it wasn’t an easy task for our smith. It’s seen a lot of action, and not too much maintenance.”You cough. “Not much of an opportunity to have the coin to repair them. And as for my weapons, most of the throwing knives I’ve used were stolen from dead gangers.”“Fair enough. Oh, Irina?” The maidservant curtsies to Palme. “Yes, milord?”“Make sure that Princess Ellana and Magister Ansell know that I’ve taken Painel out to the training grounds. It would be quite the nasty surprise to find him gone without any explaination.”“Yes, milord.”The walk from your room to the barracks of the Crowngard takes the better portion of twenty minutes. Your steps take you down winding passages and twisting corridors of stone and mortar, all furnished with paintings of nobles long gone, macabre war trophies or displays of wealth. The castle guards stand to attention when Palme passes by, all the while affixing you with narrowed eyes. They know who you are by Ellana’s actions alone.But they don’t know who you are.One corridor and flight of stairs later finds both you and Palme standing before a great wooden door, almost ten feet in height and reinforced with metal bars. At the apex of the stone arch, the symbol of a crown encircled by a shield displays prominently in the torchlight. Palme presses his hands to the entrance, and gives a mighty push. The doors groan as they swing inwards, too smoothly to be unaided by some kind of mechanism. A wheel of some sort. Without any further ceremony, he gestures for you to follow him into the room. >You enter the barracks of the Crowngard. (cont.)
>>47091827>repaired our broken blade>or worse tossed it out
>>47091878Wait, we named our sword, right?
>>47091878Only the pommel had the important bits. A skilled blacksmith could easily notice that part and dismantle it, or just not touch it.
>>47091361There's no Shadow assassinating in AssCreed Anon. Only haystack, gazebo, bench, corner, Air, double, and ledge assassinating.
>>47091903Did we? I dont recall that.
>>47091926That's what I meant. You're an assasin and you never use the darkness. Tenchu > buttcreed.Even splinter cell > buttcreed.
>>47091943So we should be more like Agent 47?
>>47091903Only cunts name their swords.
>>47091943In the latest two you can kind of use the shadows because they added a crouch. But my favorite assassin game is Skyrim, sneaking up behind someone and slitting their throat with a knife is so damn satisfying in that game.
>>47091959I wouldnt mind being a classy assasin. No bald though.
>>47091975>skyrim>being anything other than stealth archer
>>47091975Hitting someone and having them go "WHERE IS HE" and then calm down 5 secs later while the arrow is still embedded in his head makes it so immersive.
>>47091985what if Markus is ALREADY bald?
>>47091995Sword and board is pretty fun.
>>47091975IT.JUST.WERKS.>>47092001We go on a quest to regrow our hair.
Shit in late to the thread Voting for >DECLARE UNDYING LOYALTY if it's an option while I catch up with the thread
>>47092016We already declared undying loyalty bubby, you're too late.
>>47091995That's also great.>>47091998Never happened to me.
>>47092025>No sweet little lies.Come on anon, bring the hardest memes down.
I like this quest pretty well Kaz, I just wish you had picked a less cute pic for the princess.
>>47092047https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvGXCisAaR4 here it is senpai
>>47092036Todd get out.
>>47092025I rarely had any problems like that, a couple times the world disappeared, but nothing really bad.
>>47092059INFINITE RADIANCE AI MOUNTAINS.
>>47092075>Bethesdrones in damage control
Todd vs Molyneux no items final destination. Who wins?
>>47092059HE WASNT IN THE CHESS CLUB. BOO THAT MAN.
>>47091827The main reception room at the entrance is the size of a longhouse, complete with the benches and other furnishings to make a soldier feel at ease. On a raised dais, a separate table stands alone, with a grand wooden chair placed at its center. The Crowngard crest is carved into the varnished wood. You have a feeling that this is where the rumored ‘Lord Commander’ would sit at meals or meetings. A series of doors are scattered along the walls, with placards nailed onto them to give indication to their destinations. Six doors marked in ascending numerical order give you an idea that those are the barracks of the soldiers, one entrance for every member of the royal family. The other doors are marked with various symbols of their own: a soup bowl (kitchen, most likely), an anvil (blacksmith, presumably) and so on and so forth.There are only three people currently in the main entrance hall, supping on their midday meal. A young red-haired woman in the armor of a knight washes her meal down with a tankard of what you hope is water. In a distant corner, an Ingulan man with silver hair leans against the wall as he runs his knife along a wood carving, longbow gently resting on a nearby bench. To complete the trio, a young man in black robes writes something down in a journal of some sort.At Palme’s entrance, they cease their activities, stand up and put their hands over their chests. But before they can open their mouths, he waves them down with a dismissive gesture. “At ease. I’ve never been one to stand on ceremony, and I have no desire to start anytime soon. Only in official ceremonies, lads. And lass.”“Anyway, this is our last prospective join, courtesy of Princess Ellana’s recommendation. This is Marcus Painel, and we're gonna test his mettle on the Floor.">“Nice to meet you.”>“They don’t look like much.”>“These are the best of the best, huh?”>“Why did they salute you?”>Custom option.
>>47092089Molyneux is already kil so I say Todd wins.
>>47092108>“Nice to meet you.”>“Why did they salute you?”
>>47092108>>“Nice to meet you.”
>>47092108>>“These are the best of the best, huh?”
>>47092108>>“Nice to meet you.”Let's not shit with the people we're going to work with right away.
>>47091995>“These are the best of the best, huh?”
>>47092108>“Nice to meet you.”>“Why did they salute you?”Omg you had to bring a knightfu to the playground.KAZ WHY THE FUCK DO YOU MAKE IT SO DIFFICULT TO STAY FAITHFUL.
>>47092108>“Nice to meet you.”
>>47092108>>“These are the best of the best, huh?”>“Nice to meet you.”
>>47092108>>“These are the best of the best, huh?”>/tg/ picks the fuccboi optionSasuga /tg/
>>47092151I just want to bonk plates with the redhead.
>>47092108>>“These are the best of the best, huh?”>“They don’t look like much.”
>>47092169Just make sure she doesn't hear the *ping* down there.
>>47092151A basic level of courtesies is fuccboi now?
>>47092176WOAEOW making friends on the first day.
Things we need to be able to do: >>47090362
>>47090243Aspiring Emperor Quest had Blackwater. Bullshit nigh invincible vampire lich, the entire battle was a super tense race against time as anons kept trying to guess the gimmick; successful rolls and critting the character's best skill only temporarily damaged him. Ultimately lost (though some anons came super close to guessing) That miniboss was so well received he basically ascended to meme status in quest, and when aspie rebooted the quest there was basically unanimous support to recruit the guy this time aroundshame aspie got butt blasted and just quit the reboot as wellShadow Quest had some pretty solidly written "oh shit nigga you fucked up and took the worst option possible are you serious your choises resulted in your waifu being maimed" losses too, though SM railroaded pretty bad in the end
>>47092210Nigga with our combat modifier we can do that no biggy.
>>47092210Murder a bunch of chucklefucks who don't know what they are doing?We already can.
>>47092108>>“Why did they salute you?”
>>47092241Specially if they stop their strikes so we can look cooler.
>>47092241At least they attacked simultaneously.
>>47092217Blackwater is powerful enough to overpower the dice gods on occasion.
>>47092210Things we should be doing.
>>47092108>“These are the best of the best, huh?”>“Why did they salute you?”
>>47092217Why'd he get so butthurt the second time around?
>>47092286Because you touch yourself at night.
Is talking about other quests here going to be the norm?
>>47092301There isn't much else to do between the posts
>>47092301In between posts we just talk whatever. Shitposting is allowed.
>>47092313>Shitposting is allowed.BQ player detected
>>47092229What is our combat equivalent to really? I need some kind of measure.
>>47092337Just believe it's very good. It's a +30 in best of three 1d100
>>47092301When we know more about the world and characters we'll probably spend more time talking about what's going on here in BR, but at the moment there isn't much else to discuss.
>>47092335He didn't say it was encouraged, or that it was all he knew.He's obviously not from Banished.
>>47092335If you dont shitpost, you dont belong here.>>47092353Was it +30 or +45? I cant remember because we had a bunch of negative modifiers on the combat part.
>>47092370To be fair BQ has been great ever since Chryssa got cucked
>>47092380I havent read BQ in a billion years, what cuckery happened? Pls explen.
>>47092353Yeah, but what's that equal to in world? How good is Palme for example? How good would someone like Jaime Lannister be?Also, posting weapons we should get. This one was made from a broken sword.
I don't mind shitposting as long as it doesn't reach the bump limit too quickly. Just keep it in check and we'll be good to go. Writing...
>>47092400One night Soma got drunk and asked players to roll during sex. We got triple 1s so he made it that Mik broadcasted sex to his whole party via the brooches
>>47092420Holy fuck, so the shitposting wasnt the anons but the QM himself.>>47092412Type faster and we wont be reaching the bump limit too quickly.MUSH WRITESLUT MUSH.
>>47092436Everyone knows Soma regularly shitposts to the max in his quests, and especially his IRC.
>>47092410Just think that on a 1d100 we have +30 which makes even the worse rolls almost average. And that's considering this is the beginning, with more training and traits we can become a fucking murder machine.
>>47092436If you want to see it in its full glory http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/40700715/#p40708200>>47092444BQ shitposts actually are funposts unlike in many other quests
>>47092448>can become a fucking murder machine.
>>47092410Idk rather than be thinking about staple weapons I kinda like the idea of the MC being this super-versatile assasin that can use a fork as a weapon of doom. Sounds way cooler to me.
>>47092410I'm guessing Palme has a +40-50 at least.Probably more. But he ain't got shit on some old dude on a mountain somewhere who fought his entire life and has +90 to his combat rolls. You know he's out there, damn you.
>>47092463Fucking mountain grandpas being all mystic and shit.
>>47092461>I'm going to kill you with my teacup...Natural nightvision when?
>>47092286Dunno, just an assumptionHe kept delaying threads iirc, and then one day just skipped a scheduled thread that he'd tweeted would happen and stopped answering his ask. He was a good writer and the setting had fantastic lore but he also had a penchant for fucking stupid trap options all "hurr durr you should have known that the second cousin of the diplomat you tried to seduce had a blood feud with the former Duke of that other nation's ambassador, if only you read the lore gdoc you might have guessed god nobody understandsy nonexistent hints"Couldn't write romance (or females) for shit without writing himself into a hole eitherI suppose it's possible he died or something given how far he dropped off the face of the earth :(
>>47092486>Using your eyesWhat are you a faggot?
>>47092461>how were you planning to kill me with no sword?>I was going to take yours
>>47092505>implying anything is better than listening to Diesel's dulcet tonesI think I'm turning gay from the amount of fag-musk you're producing.
So guys what would you prefer the character to head in the assasination department, more of a "all according to keikaku" guy or "I dont need to plan, I can murder you with a napkin"?
>>47092555You better suck my dick then, anon, because I aint going nowhere.
>>47092591>I dont need to plan, I can murder you with a napkinI don't trust /tg/ with keikakusTN: keikaku means plan.
>>47092591>"I dont need to plan, I can murder you with a napkin"Which is what we've been portrayed as. We' not a schemer, we're a remover.
>>47092607Hold on, let me get Hubble on the line, maybe call the magic school bus.
>>47092608>TN: keikaku means plan.Don't know why, but that made me chuckle
>>47092591Both. We make plans and attempt to execute them, but are skilled enough that if something goes wrong we can easily adapt. Mainly the latter though.
>>47092623Anon please, it was an honest request to have torrid love-making in this thread. Why you have to be mean?
>>47092633Because I'm trying, dammit, and I'm nearly blind!Why are you so inconsiderate!?
>>47092644I dont make the rules, I just go with it.
>>47092706I didnt know Kaz was into Beyblade
>>47092706It's 2am for him and he's also a slow boy. Once he goes past an hour then start to get concerned.
>>47092726Should we all chip-in to get Kaz some typing lessons?
>>47092743It'd be a better idea to give him a new computer.
>>47092722Beys quest when?
>>47092743FUck that everyone chip in to have someone write for Kaz as he dictates
They’re similar to the Black Alley Locusts in that they regard you with suspicion and apprehension upon first meeting. Except that they adopt a more…studious and cautious stance, ranging from feigned disinterest to all-out narrowed eyes and furrowed brows. Just like Palme. These guys don’t fuck around. You don’t even need another thirty seconds to tell you that they take their jobs extremely seriously. First impressions last forever. And if Prince Emeron was going to be impressed enough to let you stay on the Crowngard, it’s best to give your prospective comrades a friendly enough greeting. Well, as friendly as you can considering all the shit that’s happened. “Greetings..,” You say tentatively, with a slight inclination of the head. “Like Ser Palme said, my name is Marcus Painel. And it’s nice to meet you. You must be the best of the best to make it to the Crowngard.”The redhead snorts, and holds out a gauntleted hand. “That’s the nicest thing I’ve heard all week. I’m Bellatrix Lupine, the first of Princess Adrianna’s retainers. It’s good to see a new face around here. More manpower is always welcome here.”You give a tight smile as you shake her hand. Her grip is quite strong. It nearly crushes your wrist.The Ingulan continues to study you further with pensive eyes. On the other hand…“So this is the vagrant that Princess Ellana picked up off the streets?” The man in black robes regards you with a look of disgust, a sneer. “I’ll give him this much: he’s got talent, tons of it as a matter of fact. But I still think it was a waste of her potion. There’s no way a mere adventurer is gonna make Prince Emeron’s standards, or ours, for that matter. (cont.)
"Ser, I think it would be best for us to just send him back on the road and wash ourselves of him. We’re shorthanded, but not desperate enough to lower our standards.”The silence is so profound that you can hear a pin drop. >“I’m sorry, who are you?”>“Who the hell are you to say that?”>“Try me. I just might surprise you.”>“Do you want to know how I got these scars?”>Custom option.
>>47092769You know, say what you want about the board and how unnecessary the whole debacle was, but /qst/ would probably be good for Kaz's write speed and schedule.
>>47092785>>“Try me. I just might surprise you.”
>>47092785>>“I’m sorry, who are you?”
>>47092785>Custom option.Smile. Just smile.
>>47092785>“I’m sorry, who are you?”>“Try me. I just might surprise you.”
>>47092785>>“Try me. I just might surprise you.”1v1 me fag
Rolled 50 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47092785>>“I’m sorry, who are you?”>>Custom option.Swipe something off of him, because why not
I blame my delay on vote counting, dialogue rewrites and other miscellaneous shit. Especially this fucker in particular. His character was a bitch to create without making him into a stereotype.Writing...
>>47092839Dont worry kaz, we'll kill him to make your job easier.
>>47092839>His character was a bitch to create without making him into a stereotype.About that Kaz....
>>47092785Get a read on him. Shake his hand even. Then steal something off of him. Our hands are fast.
Rolled 55 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47092850>Dont worry kaz, we'll critfail to make your job harder.Fixed.
>>47092785>>Custom option.We should just stare at him.Who really gives a damn what he thinks? It's obviously not his decision anyway.
>>47092839Hey writing well, but also fast is not easy.Still a slowpoke tho ;)
>>47092862Let's just say that he has his reasons for being hostile and leave it at that. Writing...
>>47092879He's a pedo and wants to rape the princess.WE MUST MURDER HIM.
>>47092879Those Ingulans we killed were family?
>>47092879He's a prick.>>47092899Nah the Ingulan just stared at us.
>>47092899He's not the Ingulan. The Ingulan didn't say anything and is just studying us.
>>47092899Ingulans have brown skin. He's white as far as I can tell, or I need to get new glasses. But that's a plot point that's eventually gonna come.Writing...
>>47092910He's just a grade A faggot, and we're about to quickscope his ass into submission.
>>47092915We are so going to critfail with all the shittalking.
>>47092908>>47092910>>47092912Derp, misread. So was the Mage buddies with the sangromancer we killed?
>>47092927I mis-worded that. And no member of hte Crowngard would be associated with someone practicing blood magic. Tis forbidden, sempai, along with Necromancy. Someone else is gonna come looking for blood. Not our new friend here. But enough spoilers.Back to writing...
>>47092912hey kaz give us some shit to chew on while we wait for you. Not necessarily a straight infodump, but we've got nothing to talk about WRT BBR right now. I can't even tell if this is grimdark or noblebright desu. >waifu raped to death in backstory>entire crew murdered>John Wick'd a gang in revenge and flayed a miniboss alive>rescued by innocent and naive princess>princess' retainer, a grizzled veteran, rather than straight up murdering us gave us a job>nobody has judged us or lynched us despite us being forthright about ourselves Is this a high powered setting? How does magic work? Is it in our interests to learn at least basic cantrips (if they exist) or enchantment? Is power level determined solely by skill, or equipment? Where do we stand on the power scale? How do we git gud?Is being a skillmonkey to our benefit? Is being a smooth talker good? Is this going to be a high combat setting? etc etcfa/tg/uy questers are minmaxers at heart and letting us think up ways to git gud is always fun
>>47092924Ur mums gonna critfail. I'm gonna roll a 100 to shrek you and you'll see, everyone will see.
>>47092951Grimdark working its way to Nobledark.
>>47092951Just fucking learn to stab better and you're golden.
>>47092951Of course we could also talk about how we are going to bang the princess once she grows up
>>47092924if this guy doesn't beat us when we're a literally just a street level thug who had a bit of childhood training who slaughtered a bunch of other mostly untrained thugs who is still recovering from being on the verge of death and was bedridden for what, a weekwhen he's supposed to be an elite royal guard or w/e with loads of official training and etc etc then he's the definition of a shitterlike seriously aren't we basically a gangbanger (whose daddy was a drug kingpin and trained us) going up against a special forces dude?
>>47092995Ew, I dont want to fuck her.
>>47092995Going to pass on that.
>>47092998>like seriously aren't we basically a gangbanger (whose daddy was a drug kingpin and trained us)The fuck? Did you read the quest or are you high anon?
>>47092965if this quest turns into >roll to shank a bitch>roll to shank a bitch>roll to shank a bitch>roll to shank a bitch againit's going to get boring pretty fast
>>47093020There's also roll to hide corpse.
>>47092998>like seriously aren't we basically a gangbanger (whose daddy was a drug kingpin and trained us)No? Our dad was a professional assassin.
>>47093020>If you only roll to shank a bitch is going to be boring.>But if you roll to talk a bitch and then shank her is suddenly genius.What?
>>47092998It was a comparisonmy point was that it seems like >half trained gangster vs royal guard should functionally be the same as >gangbanger vs Delta Force operator>>47093034holy fuck you people need to finish reading the entire commentgoing up against a member of the royal guard
>>47092951Palme has his reasons for letting you join. Not gonna spoil anything. >PowerSetting is late medieval. Most advanced bit of technology is either the printing press or the cog (ship). In terms of something like Pathfinder/D&D, the most powerful of folks (the level twenties and beyond) are all part of the distant Age of Heroes that has come and gone thousands of years ago. Peak level for most is 15 at this point. >MagicI'll explain that in-depth later. Simply put, there's kind of an overlap between 'divine' magic and 'arcane' magic. Divine is cast from the Soul, Arcane is cast from the Spark. Gets complicated when it comes to the nastier stuff, the kind of dark magic that blackens one's Soul/Spark.>CantripYou have magic potential, but it would take years of studying before you could even muster enough power for a basic cantrip. >Power scaleYou're quite powerful for your age. Very powerful. >Git gudKill your enemies>Skill monkeyYou'll have comrades to balance out your weak bases. >Smooth talkerDepends on the situation. >High combat settingWithout spoiling too much...yes. But I'll try to find a way to streamline the combat. >>47093020I'll work to streamline the combat. Writing...
>>47092998Mate we did the entire first thread while bleeding out from a bad gut wound. This little princess would have cried to mummy trying to attempt even a hundredth of the shit we pulled in that first thread.
>>47093054Anon the more I read your comment the less I fucking understand it. We're a super-assasin that dismantled a fucking gang all on our own while bleeding, the fuck are you talking about being a street thug?
>>47092998We did all that while bleeding out and almost disemboweled. That's Rasputin level constitution.
>>47093104Dont mention Rasputin, if the MC loses his cock the waifufags are gonna cry.
>>47093121Anon. He already has. Serena's death took away his ability to ever get erect.
>>47093140Anon they didnt have to know
>>47093054We aren't a half trained gang banger, more like a fully trained spec force agent. Like James Bond or splinter cell. Against all of these guys we wouldn't stand a chance, We would probably be lucky to kill one of them if they all ganged up on us. But one on one, we're probably equal in our respective skill level. The hater sounds like a mage, so physically we're probably better than him. Its just a matter of beating his magic.>>47093121>>47093140Personally I'm betting on the older princess.
>>47093164But can splinter cell crawl? That's the question.
desu as cool as the first thread was, knowing that a) apparently healing magic is a rare thing in this setting and b) we kept trucking along with a gut wound, and various holes in our hands/legs/etc for hours without passing out from blood loss or suffering any plot-significant detrimental effects makes it super hard to reconcile this apparently lower powered setting with what we've donelike how exactly were we even able to do that, even if (for the sake of argument) all the gang members we murdered were level 1 scrubs? Is our super power endless stamina and super durability or something?
>>47093175>or suffering any plot-significant detrimental effects makes it super hard to reconcile this apparently lower powered setting with what we've doneNigga we kept geting negative modifiers, we gained the trait after managing to do everything we set out to do with our wound.
>>47093175We rolled extremely well in the first thread.
>>47093175We where down to minus 30 or some shit on modifiers for bleeding out and not stopping, but we just kept rolling stupid high so Kaz gave us the trait
>>47093175No, just insane pain resistance, and focus born of rage, hate, grief, hate, sorrow, and more hate. We gained a trait because apparently despite our body falling apart on us we would not fucking stop.
>>47093187>>47093175Also we didnt even do all of them at once, we kept pushing through small groups.
>>47093187literally a +10 bonus to every single roll at our /worst/ when we were on the verge of death
>>47093221Because we have an inherent +30. We're good at killing bro.
>>47093175I think you're focusing this wrong. Not every enemy we encounter is an NPC with a sheet. The low level guys are like a skill-check to kill, the only ones that are serious battle time were the mini-bosses, I think Kaz said something like that.
>>470932634E minions with 1 HP then
>>47093175That's because we're already high level dumbass.
Life is a pendulum, in that it swings both ways in equal motion. Most of the time, and for the most part, it applies to most people. You are not one of these individuals. Because from the moment Lucien shoved a dagger into your hands at the tender age of four, it seems that for every nice thing that’s happened to you, that pendulum seems almost determined to see you suffer. Good things happen, but more bad things seem to follow suit. And after what was undoubtedly the best turnarounds you’ve possibly ever had in your life, everything once again starts falling apart at the seams. To an extent, you’re relieved that it’s happening now and not later. You can deal with the things that are happening right in front of you, without having to fret about how everything would go wrong. It’s kind of sad when you think about it, really. But there’s no way in hell that you’re gonna let this guy just flat-out insult you. The smile that you adopt on your face is friendly in all the wrong places. Bellatrix narrows her eyes and the Ingulan continues to stare. Black robes looks only slightly less sure of himself and Palme looks like he’s about to shout something. But you manage to beat him to the punch. “Try me,” You say with a pleasant tone. “I just might surprise you. But I don’t believe I caught your name, Ser?” You put as much sarcasm into the word as possible. To his credit, he recovers quite quickly. “I am Ser Raleigh Silverow, loyal retainer and guardian of Prince Allanus Crowmond. Who are you to so brazenly approach me?”Your eyes narrow. You can’t stop the venom from entering your voice. “The Crowngard’s latest recruit.”“Really?” He draws out the word in a voice dripping with sarcasm. “Care to put your talent where your mouth is? Are you really sure that this is where you want to be?”>“I’m more than willing to.”>“How about you and your mouth?”>“You. Me. The Floor. Whatever it is”>Custom option.
>>47093318>>“I’m more than willing to.”
>>47093318>“I’m more than willing to.”
>>47093318>apologize, you get flustered around feisty ladies and she reminds you of your ex>must be the long hair and spindly wristsseriously man, nigga looks like a woman
I hope we fight as viciously as we did in the first threadnone of this bullshit about holding back because he's a potential new teammate or we want to make a good impression or what, just us being as brutally efficient as possible the only way we know how
>>47093465It's montage time anon. We're the only mlg of this band of scrubs and we're gonna assert dominance.
>>47093465I hope we humilliate the shit outta him. That's the only thing I really want to happen.
Errbody has their butt clenched so tight they cant even shitpost anymore awaiting for the fight.
>>47093318>>Custom option."I would say yes but somehow I don't think Palme will lets us." Look to palme."Ah what the hell." kick him in the balls.
Ya know he's gonna do something like throw a fireball at us and we'll just walk through it and stab him
The smile on your face isn’t as much of a smile as much as it is a full-out savage grin. What a perfect way to work off the stress of being cooped up in a tower with only lessons and a talkative princess. “Oh, I’m more than willing to.”“I’m glad you see the same way.”Palme makes a noise that’s a bizarre fusion between a sigh and a growl. “And just like that, it’s all gone to shit…okay. Painel, Silverow. If you two are really, really set on doing this, I’m not going to stop you. As a matter of fact, I’ll turn this into a positive for all of us, especially myself. If he beats you, then you have to keep your mouth shut, Silverow, and just deal with the fact that he’s a part of the Crowngard.”“And when I win?” He declares haughtily. It takes you all of your self-control not to lash out and punch the man in front of you. Cocky bastard. “IF you win, then we’ll find another line of work for him. The majordomo is still in need of an assistant.”Like hell you were going to become a manservant. Or give him the satisfaction of beating you. The only thing Bellatrix and the Ingulan do is exchange are looks and a coin purse. >You head to the Floor.The Floor, as it turns out, is a large open area, an enclosed courtyard of sorts at least three stories high. There’s enough room to fit at least two hundred men, maybe three if everyone got real tight up with each other. Thirty by Thirty feet, the arena itself is more than enough room for you and Silverow to cross blades. …er, blades and tome, in this case. Silverow is a mage, and a powerful one at that. The almost-electric blue in his eyes hints at a powerful Spark and great magic potential within him. But it’s nowhere near as powerful as Serena’s. That you can take comfort in. (cont.)
Don't get cocky fucknuggets. He was appointed to the Crownguard for a reason.
>>47093654He sucked dick like a pro?
>>47093662I was gonna say that.
>>47093654COME ON ANON BELIEVE IN THE ME THAT BELIEVES IN YOU, WE CAN DO THIS.
>>47093676I love u bby.
I'm listening to shogun 2 ost, and I'm getting a hard-on pretending that we're true ninja warrior.
real talk, let's think about the best ways to geek a mage, elite or otherwise>obligatory move erratically and throw lots of shit at him>terminator through anything he throws at uswhat else?
>>47093728Dodge everything he throws at us until he is out of juice.
>>47093728Best way to deal with a mage obviously is to not give them time to cast
>>47093728If the inner courtyard has open floor we can kick up dust to hide our initial charge, get some pebbles to throw at him and disrupt his concentration.If it's like the pic I dunno.
>>47093728Throw a couple knives at him while we charge, then kick him in the nuts.
>>47093760We throw shit to disrupt his concentration while we charge, that's a given. If he can't focus he cant cast.If a wizard cant cast, he's royally fucked.
>>47093728I want a chance for us to fight dirty or use some underhanded trick and him to protest that our win isn't valid because of it only for Palme (or anyone else) to tell him that fair doesn't matter in a battlebecause time honored cliches are the bestplus we can smirk at him and tell him to git gud
>>47093745Metal spear + plant in ground = grounding lightning spells so itsdissipated. Gonna have to dodge if its fire or other though.
>>47093787Idk if spells work like natural phenomenon though, if they do this is a real neat idea.
>>47093652Palme hands you your weapons, setting them down as you gear up your armor. “Here. The edges and tips have been blunted. Wouldn’t do to have you kill each other on the first day.”You grunt as you finish buckling the last belt of your armor, and slap on the bandoleer of throwing knives. Ten pieces of steel to work with. “And my dagger?“It’s here, but considering its state…”Broken and jagged. Not the ideal weapon for a ‘friendly’ duel to demonstrate your skills. “Right. Do you have anything else…?”“This pair. Should be the same size, weight of the one you had that day. Just whole and blunted like the rest of them.”“I don’t suppose you can blunt fireballs and lightning bolts can you?”Palme grimaces. “Silverow is not a fool. I gave explicit orders for you not to kill each other. He knows better than to go against the rules. He’s been restricted to non-lethal spells. Or weak lethal ones, at least. And if push comes to shove…well, we have our own personal healer.”You sigh as you tie the daggers to your belt. “That’s reassuring.”“Don’t worry about it. I’ll personally see to his punishment if he kills you.”“Thanks, Palme.”>You head to the Floor. You and Silverow face each other, fifteen feet apart. In your hands, cold steel. In his, what looks like an elemental tome. On the side, Palme oversees the arena with a critical eye, and Bellatrix and the Ingulan watch with intense looks. “Don’t kill each other. That’s all I’m asking,” Palme says as he readies himself to start the match. “Are you ready, adventurer?” Silverow says, raising a hand to the heavens. You spin the daggers once, twice to get a good feel of their weight. “As ready as I’ll ever be,” You reply.“BEGIN!”>Full Assault. Don’t give him time to cast. >Evasive Maneuvers. Try to get around to flank. >Custom option.
>>47093812>>Full Assault. Don’t give him time to cast.
>>47093812>Full Assault. Don’t give him time to cast. Throw shit to disrupt his concentration forcing him to block.
>>47093728We might be able to disrupt a fireball thrown at us by tossing something at it and setting it off early.
>>47093812Be a complete ass to him. Just every dirty insult and taunt we know. Dodge the fuck outta everything he's going throw.
>>47093812>>Full Assault. Don’t give him time to cast.But thats what we want him to think when we get close, we roll around to his back and try to gank him with a couple throwing knives to see if he has a shield or not.
>>47093812>Full Assault. Don’t give him time to cast.Throw a dagger at him right off the bat
>>47093812Combination of full assault and evasive. If we run right at him he is going to have a counter, the mans not in his position because he cant deal with flying steel.Throw dagger, run forward and off to the side a bit, keep repeating as we close but not directly. Fuck with his sense of distance a bit and keep on your toes for the magic attacks.
>>47093812>>Full Assault. Don’t give him time to cast.Run through fire or lighting if need be
>>47093812Most people are right handed and move in that direction, fuck with him by moving left from the off.
>>47092535>Not "With my bare hands.">Not "Messily." Or "Easily." Or "Slowly."STEP IT UP SON
>>47093948>>Not "With my bare hands.">not bear handsONE JOB
>>47093992WE DON'T HAVE BEAR HANDS. YET.
>>47093992You forgot your pic.
>Full AssaultThe best way to get a mage to stop casting is to break his or her concentration. Once that happened, the magic user was little more than a sitting duck or an arrow quiver. Most people think that casting a spell just involves waving your hands and saying magic words. Well, they’re wrong. You know on a first hand basis that it takes more than that to cast a spell. “Okay…I can concentrate…I can concen…ah-! Don’t…touch me…not there…oh…that’s not…”The magic user in question has to have an absolute and complete focus on the desired effect of their magic, their will to exert over the world around them. Loose grasp of your will, the best thing that could happen is that the spell would fizzle out. At the worst, it could backfire.“…I can cast…t-tapping into…h-hey, that’s a sensaaaAAAAAAAtive sp-spot! That’s not fair at aaaAAAAHHH----!”The corner of your mouth curves upwards in a melancholic smile. The ‘Concentration Game’ was one of many exercises that Serena had you help her with in order to improve her casting. And one of many exercises that inevitably led to exploring adulthood, over and over again. Repeat sessions were necessary. The sudden thought of playing the game with Silverow fills you with complete and utter revulsion. And just like that, all of your melancholy and longing was gone, replaced by complete and utter mortification. Not in a million years. But you digress. The key point was to break their focus. And you’ve got plenty of options on your person. You charge forward as soon as Palme’s voice rings out, unsheathing a knife and throwing it directly at the mage. He doesn’t cast, as most others would. Surprisingly, he sidesteps, letting the dagger bounce against the stone wall. Not that it helps. You were already rounding the corner, charging his right side, your left. >Close the distance, try for the stab.>Keep your distance, throw another.
Anyone else think that we are a practitioner of the Letho style?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVf25eukR4o
>>47094048>>Close the distance, try for the stab.He probably expects us to do that but let's hope we are good enough
>>47094048>Close the distance, try for the stab.Throw another knife as we close. We can draw them fast enough. Seconds count here.
>>47094048>>Close the distance, throw another.
>>47094048>>Close the distance, try for the stab.
>>47094048Close distance while throwing two knives at the same time.
>>47094048>Close the distance, try for the stab.Our range is melee we dont have infinite ammo.
>>47094100Knife was just a diversionary tactic. No roll needed for that. Writing...
>>47094100>Anon gets buttmad at autopassHoly fuck it must be ragnarok.
>>47094066>>47094080>>47094082>>47094094>>47094097>>47094098>Close the distance, try for the stabYou move fast, darting from left to right to avoid painting a (predictable) in-motion target. Keep the magic user on their toes, don’t give them any breathing room to cast. Constant stream of attack. You have nine throwing daggers left, and two daggers in your hands. Well, one since you’ve freed up a hand to throw the knives. But you digress. It’s time to make them count. You close the distance, running as fast as you can towards his side. Silverow snarls, pivoting in an attempt to bring his book to bear against your weapon. It’s a steel-covered tome. That’s clever. Wouldn’t do much against a crossbow. But against a dagger? Time to find out. You lunge…>Roll 1d100 + 30 >Best of three
Rolled 60 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094176
Rolled 28 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094176
Rolled 25 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094176Nat 1
Rolled 16 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094176
>>4709419190? Not bad.
>>47094207Lets hope the caster fumbles.
Rolled 91 + 20 (1d100 + 20)Rolling Concentration
Rolled 28 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094254oh jesus can you set a DC instead of doing opposed rolling for combat? Opposed rolling basically just shits all over any prep and makes everything an RNG crapshoot
>>47094254Well, this is going to be painful.
>>47094254Off by 1.
>>47094273Yeah, I think that's what we're gonna do from here on out. But let's keep this one and just deal with it. Set DCs are the way to go now. Writing...
>>47091640No chance of using this role instead?
>>47094191>>47094194>>47094198>Because I’m too tired to calculate for HP. There is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that you managed to get in a nice solid hit. Even though the dagger is blunted, it still makes a nasty-looking mark right along Silverow’s tome arm. He had to have felt that one. >Opponent is Lightly WoundedOn the opposite of the spectrum, he managed to complete his spell in spite of your attempted distraction. Three orbs of condensed air spin violently in the palm of his hand, and they launch themselves towards you with a shrill noise. The armor takes most of the impact, but the force they hit you with is that of the impact of someone punching you in the gut. It hurts like hell, but you shrug it off and keep pressing. >You are Lightly Wounded.>Stay in close quarters.>Break off and regroup.
>>47094350>>Stay in close quartersKeep the pressure up.
>>47094350>>Stay in close quarters.Kick him in the balls he doesn't need them.
>>47094299it's also a lot easier to set the difficulty of an encounter in advance if you've calculated set probabilities for rolling xyz against a DC and you have it set up in a table for your own referenceI don't remember whose system it was in pic attached, but I think it was a 2/3 beating the DC
>>47094350>Stay in close quarters.Sweep the legs.
>>47094350>>Stay in close quarters.>>47094366It was from Aspiring Emperor
>>47094350>>Stay in close quarters.
>>47094350>stay in close quarters and gently caress him
>>47094360>>47094363>>47094370>>47094373>>47094379>>47094390You don’t have him up against a wall. Rather, you’ve got him in the ideal situation for dealing with magic users. Close quarters. Their one weakness. And it would be strategically unsound for you to back off while you could press the advantage while you had it. Your hand darts, reaching down to unsheathe the other dagger stuck to your belt. Within one second, your hand is empty, and in the next, cold steel flashes in the air. Silverow’s eyes widen in reflexive panic at the sight as you go in once more. He once again starts to prepare a spell. Judging by the frenzied muttering and long syllabic words, it seems to be a hell of a lot deadlier than the air orbs that hit you. And if he was casting from an elemental tome, that meant that he had a whole plethora of nasty things to use. Fire, lightning, ice, and a whole lot more other painful things that hurt. You do not want to get hit again. Especially with something considerably more powerful. And painful. >Attack with the blunt blades.>Attempt to Grapple.>Custom option.
>>47094459>>Attack with the blunt blades.AIM FOR THE THROAT!
>>47094459>>Attack with the blunt blades.After saying your eyes are very pretty.
>>47094459>KICK THE SPELL TOME
>>47094459Blade to gut. Wind him so he cant complete his spell.Place hand under book and push upwards into his face, he shouldnt be braced to resist it.
>>47094459>>Attempt to Grapple.Cover his mouth
>>47094459Throw a knife at a leg/shinWhen he lifts it up to dodge, sweep/target the other leg or go for a regular strike if his eyes actually went down instead of focusing on us.
I am on the verge of collapsing. As soon as we finish this fight, I'm calling it a night. Writing...
>>47094459Dirt in his face, gouge his eyes, gut punch or wind him with a dagger
>>47094507>Dirt in his facehe has a book, that's generally more effective at blocking pocket sand than hands or blades.
>>47094469>ATTACK HIS BOOK
>>47094515Even better since the book cuts off his line of sight and we can kick him in the nuts
>>47094466>>47094468>>47094471Lucien believed that there was no such thing as honor in combat. He would use every trick found in the book and on the street. To an extent, you adapted this philosophy for yourself, but never found yourself completely ditching your personal code of conduct. Most of the time. It’s an odd predicament. Use dirty tactics, get called a cheater, refute argument with claims of ‘no king-slaying assassin plays fair’. Or fight honorably, get called a naïve idiot, claim that reducing ourselves to their level only demeans us. One of those arguments certainly sounds more appealing than the others. Aside from breaking their focus, there are multiple different ways to disable a magic user. Gag them, slip a tincture of some sort into their drinks, or destroy their catalyst. You have no spare cloth, no poisons of any kind, and the blunt daggers aren’t going to do shit against the steel-reinforced tome. That leaves you with only one other option. You clench your right hand into a fist, angling the blade away so only the bones strike. And then as soon as you’re clear, you rear back and punch Silverow in the throat. >Roll 1d100 + 30 Combat>Best of three============Okay, I can't do any more. I'm done for the evening. As soon as I finish my morning exams, we'll wrap this up in a new thread. I need to sleep and my nerves are shot to hell.
Rolled 84 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094558Victory
Rolled 63 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094558
Rolled 64 + 30 (1d100 + 30)>>47094558I dunno, I don't really see punching someone in the throat as dirty at all.I mean, if a fist actually got that far through your guard, you fucking deserved it.
Good night guys. Too tired to archive, will take care of it tomorrow. See you on the flip side.
>>47094589Thanks for running, looking forward to seeing the results.
>>47094589Time to sleep, more CONSEQUENCES tomorrow.
>>47094589Will someone else archive or should I do it?