Hello minions after a long hiatus I have returned. It is time again to show off our evilness and force of will. But first I would like to know if we want a fresh start or pick up where we left from? >Continue with our established Minion Master>Create a new OverlordPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/458550/Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=MastahTwitter: https://twitter.com/OverlordQMCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/6TfyJwggForge Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/PH7i5BUPMajority wins, No rigid time limit for votes, Ties will be broken with a die roll. Dice rolls will be d100s and d20s, There is a 15 minute time limit for rolling unless otherwise specified. One vote/roll per ID. Crit Success>Crit Fail>Success>Fail. Pastebin sidestories may be rewarded with a win/choice ticket. And remember evil always finds a way.
>>943362>continue with our established Minion Master
>>943362>Create a new Overlord
>>943362>>Create a new Overlord
>>943362Extra vote for>Create NewBecause why not
>>943391>>943398>>943422>>943504>>Create a new OverlordThe winds howl down the side of the mountain and into the small hamlet of Welfall. The cold wind cuts through the walls of your tiny shack, if you could call it a shack. You've conjured a small fire near your feet and have wrapped yourself in a patchwork blanket. Over the howls of the winds you hear the growling of your stomach. You can't take it any longer, it has been three days since this windstorm started and you have no more food. Time to be the menace the town has labeled as and steal some food. Another gust shakes the wall furiously and your already broken mirror falls to the ground, you look at your reflection.>You see a girl with skin as fiery as her hair but eyes as blue as an electric spark>You see a boy with eyes as sickly green as his skin and hair black as soot
>>943520>You see a boy with eyes as sickly green as his skin and hair black as soot
>>943520>>You see a girl with skin as fiery as her hair but eyes as blue as an electric spark
>>943520>You see a girl with eyes as sickly green as her skin and hair black as soot
>>943520>You see a girl with skin as fiery as her hair but eyes as blue as an electric spark
>>943523>>943550>>943565Turning away from your reflection slightly disgusted with your own sickly appearance, you open the door and begin your trek to the outskirts of Welfall. You hold the blanket close to you trying to block the wind, loose scraps fly off of it more than likely to never be seen again. Coming to another shack you huddle against its wall, you have a choice. Try stealing food near the edge of town and just take what you need for today but that means you'll probably have to come back out tomorrow. Or you can try stealing from a market stall and get a couples days worth but you are more likely to get caught. You look down at your missing pinky finger on your left hand. You'd probably lose more than last time.>Steal from edge of town>Steal from the market
>>943603>Steal from edge of town
>>943603>Steal from the market
>>943603>Steal from the marketWorst case we lose a hand for being a theif
>>943603>>Steal from the market
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>943615>>943618>>943620>>943632 >1 Market>2 Edge of townRoll a d20-2 for market, d20+1 for edge of town
Rolled 18 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>943664
Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>943664
Rolled 19 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>943664Check this roll that's more than 1
>>943677>1, Crit FailSneak up to a door you try turning the handle ever so slowly, the door gently opens. Letting go of the handle to begin creeping in the wind catches your makeshift cloak and throws you against the door and onto the floor. Springing up you dust yourself off and look up, a stunned to silence family eating at their table. A small shriek fills the room, "MONSTER!" Fuck. Time to go>Run back to the shack>Run deeper into town
>>943725>Run back to the shack
>>943725>Run deeper into townTry to have them lose our tracks in back alleys before we go back to our shack.
>>943725>>Run deeper into town
>>943736>>943739If you run back home they'll just follow you straight there. Your best bet is losing them in town, maybe you'll be able to snag some food on the way. Rushing through the home you push your way through the front door and immediately start running as fast as your feet will carry you. Ducking down alleys and narrow side streets you are making good distance. After a few minutes you are sure they aren't following you anymore you hide in a small alcove to catch your breathe. Just then you hear metal footstep coming down the alley. You won't be able to run if they spot you, magic is your only option. You're best at...>Illusions, they won't find you if they can't see you>Combat, better fight your way out of this>Charm, imbue your words with magic to talk your way out
>>943788>Charm, imbue your words with magic to talk your way out
>>943788>Illusions, they won't find you if they can't see youUtility magic is best magic
>>943788>>Charm, imbue your words with magic to talk your way out
>>943806Stop being lame and go illusion, or do you all not want to attack people with their own worst nightmares
>>943794>>943822The guard stops and looms over you, "Thought we told you to stay out or there would be trouble for you." He places his hand on the end of his small club. Better try talking your way out of thisRoll d20+2
Rolled 7 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>943844
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>943844
>>943851>21, Huge Success"We both know I'm not doing anything wrong just sitting here freezing to death. And if you just keep standing there you'll freeze to the bone too. Just let me be for now and I'll help you convince Theresa you are worth her time. Come on Thak." The wide man rubs his chin with thought, "Fine but if you run into Dirk you are on your own" He walks off whistling or maybe that his armor whistling hard to tell with the wind. You bundle up in your blanket for a bit to regain some heat and think about what you should do next. You are still hungry but Thak had a point Dirk isn't much for words he prefers the sound of cracking bones. Maybe you could try stealing food from the church, Dirk hates it there. But you could get trapped listening to preaching.>Steal from the market>Steal from the church
>>943891>Steal from the market
>eyes as sickly green as his skin>Time to be the menace the town has labeled asWe grinch?
>>943891>>Steal from the churchtrapped listening to preaching is better then Dirk cracking our bones.
>>943891>Steal from the church
>>943906>>943910If Dirk isn't going to be there it's probably the best place to go. Continuing through the alleys and through streets the church isn't to far, coming to the back door you can hear that the monks have dinner which means the kitchen should be empty to rifle through. You learned from last time and wait for the wind to die down before sneaking in. The monks have prepared bread for tomorrow's sermon they won't notice a loaf missing but should you take more food? Looks like there is some meat and vegetables left but they will surely notice if it's gone, your stomach growls lowly. The sound of mumbling is just down the hall you better decide.>Steal more>Just the bread
>>943938>>Just the bread
>>943938>Just the breadDon't' want to get caught again.
>>943943>>943951Grabbing the bread you are about to take your leave when a plate shatters on the other side of the kitchen "OOPSIES" raspy laughter follows. You look over to find 3 small brown... things chugging their way through the monk's wine collection. One smashes a bottle after it finishes it which makes the other two cackle with glee and follow suit. One of them notices you "MASTAH MASTAH MASTAH" and drops the bottle it had. They jump on you screaming in joy? smashing everything they can grab their mitts on. The added weight makes you stagger and stumble towards a trapdoor that was closed when you came in. The monks will be in any second, you need to jump in or get these things of you if you are going to get out>Jump>Shake these things off
>>944012>>944016More falling in than jump in, you go down the trapdoor and hit the ground and before you can really take in your surroundings you are being dragged deeper into these tunnel. Finally getting to your feet the urge you even farther in, you guess these go a while away from the church. After about 10 minutes of being more or less shoved and pulled alonged you come to a large chamber, in the center a metal gauntlet with a large yellow gemstone in the forearm. "TAEK TAEK" You could take it and keep it might even up some fights or you could sell it and get some money maybe people would respect you then, probably not but you can hope.>Wear the gauntlet>Take and sell>Other
>>944039>Wear the gauntletWhat could possibly go wrong?
>>944039>>Wear the gauntlet
>>944041>>944064You pull the gauntlet on, while large it seems to fit you perfectly, the gemstone seems to glow and you swear you hear a warhorn blow. "Interesting," facing towards the voice you find another brown thing, looks pretty old compared to the others. "We weren't expecting you quite yet but eagerness is always a desirable quality to an Overlord. It pleases to meet you Master, I am Gnarl your most humble of advisors and wisest of tutors." This one seem a lot smarter than the others. "You have already met Skabb, Tark and Kev. Right now these are the minions you can control. I'm sure you have many questions feel free to ask." What do you even want to ask?>Write-in, anything goes
>>944089>Get foodGoodnight, Mastah.
>>944089what are you lot what can you do.Goodnight Mastah
Goodnight minions I'll be back tomorrow
Alright minions I am going to be back in a few hours. Work is keeping me longer than anticipated.
>>944089Are there more of you?
>>944095 What to ask first.... Your stomach give you the answer with a loud growl. With all the chaos you haven't eaten yet and dropped the bread when you initially jumped, fell, down here. "Can you get me food? I'm starving."Gnarl gives a small chuck, "Pragmatic aren't you? SKABB!" The brown thing that was picking its teeth with its toenail pops up "Get the young master some food, and not of the eaten variety." Skabb runs off down a tunnel hopefully to return with food soon.>>944103Might as well get straight to the point. "What are the lot of you? Can do anything other than drink, break, and fetch things?" Gnarl gives a heartier laugh this time around, "We kill things too, My lord. As to what we are... Sometimes we are called imps, devils, terrors, hellspawn but you can just call us Minions. We serve The Overlord, You.">>945631"Just how many more of you are there?"Gnarl is less pleased with this question than your previous ones and lets out a sigh. "In our prime we have tens of thousands in our Legion of Evil, but alas when the previous Overlord perished we became lost and disbanded. Counting myself, the few you've already met, and the rest... 11" You hear a displeased cry, "HEY" A minion in jester attire is tapping its foot before a rock hits it in the head. "And Quaver, but you don't have to count him. We don't"Skabb finally returns with arms full with breads and meats, "HEAR YOU GO!" unceremoniously dropping it to the ground at your feet. Your questions have been answered, you are sure to come up with more later but now it is time to eat. Today has become very interesting. You have more food than you've ever had in front of you ever. You have a new gauntlet that will definitely equalize some fights with Dirk if it comes to it. Mysterious Minions that will follow your commands. And a new place to get out of the winds from.Gnarl breaks the silence, "What are your commands, Dark One. I'd suggest you help us recover our Brown Minion Hive. But its is ultimately your choice."More minions could be helpful in making whatever you want to do possible. Or you could go and find Dirk, make him regret taking your finger. Maybe follow up that promise to Thak, maybe you could squeeze another favor from him. The possibilities, decisions. >Help them get their hive>Find Dirk, make him regret life>Help Thak>Write-In
>>946480>Help them get their hive
>>946480>>Help them get their hivedo we have any friends in this town?
>>946494>>946528>>946558"Excellent choice, Master. Now we know that it is within the town, but I suspect the fat mayor has it in his home or his office. Your minions are going to need some... guidance if we are going to return it to the rightful hands of evil, Ours. Using this wind as cover we should be able to mostly be free to walk the streets, but I highly doubt the town guard would be able to put up much resistance if you were found. Oh and before you go we also found you this Master. Use it at your discretion." Gnarl presents a small but weighty mace to you. Perfect, Dirk will truly regret running into you if he crosses your path again.While Gnarl had a point about the wind you know the guards are still up there patrolling, the shortest path you know will possibly cross one of their routes. You are well equipped for a fight now but if it drags on to long more will come soon and you aren't exactly experienced at fighting yet. A longer path means less of a chance of running in to guards. Which path will you take?>Short Path>Long Path Roll d100 with selection
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>946643>>Long Path
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>946643>Long Path
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>946643>Long Path
>>946653>>946671>>946674Playing it safe for now is probably the better option, at least until you get more of these minions at your disposal. Returning to the surface you quickly duck down a side street and travel near the edge of town. You are glad you took this path, the whole way not even the slightest sound of the guards is heard. After a short while you can see the mayor's office, but Thak is near the front. You might be able to talk your way passed Thak but he might try roping you into upholding that promise now. Deciding to look at the back entrance reveals a guard there as well, Dirk. You could just bludgeon him now but you get the gut feeling Dirk is waiting for someone and they'd find him quickly. Sneaking around some more you find an open window on the second level near a drain spout, you could trying sneaking through there. Time to consider the options...>Charm/Talk to Thak>Face Dirk>Climb the drain spout>Write-In
>>946765>Charm/Talk to Thak
>>946765Charm/Talk to Thak
>>946765>>Charm/Talk to Thak
>>946790>>946795>>946858>>946871Thak furrows his brow and crosses his arms, "I thought you was going to stay in that hole in the wall" Better try putting on that charmRoll d20+2
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>946875
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>946875Alice Cooper
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>946875
>>946887>>946902>>946929>>946887>>946902>>946929>16, SuccessLets explain away the weapons and the actual reason you are here "You showed me kindness I haven't experience in so long. I want to follow in your steps. I want to talk to the mayor about becoming a guard to prove that I'm not a terror to this town. Please I already have a gauntlet and a mace. Give me this chance." Thak looking rather proud of himself that HE convinced you to change your ways nods. "Sure come on in the mayor's office is upstairs in the back. Says Mayor on the door." He opens the door escorting you inside.Walking in you are stopped by a man at the front desk who seems to have gotten a lot of ink around his eyes. "Whoa what are you doing here? You aren't allowed in the town! Guard thro-"Thak interjects "I've taken him under my wing, I convinced him to become good and protect the people. He wants to be a guardsman. He's going to see the mayor." Before the inked eyed man can get a word he Thak pushes you along so he can retell the amazing story of your uplifting from street urchin to guardsman trainee. >Head straight to mayor's office>Snoop around the other offices a bit
>>946986>Snoop around the other offices a bit
>>946986>>Head straight to mayor's office
>>946986>Head straight to mayor's office
>>947038>>947052Better go straight to the mayor's office otherwise Thak may notice you wandering and make him really use that brain of his. Following the directions he gave you find the office no problem, but probably anyone could have found it with the bright red MAYOR on the door. Standing just outside you can hear the mayor arguing with someone inside. "FUCKING MUMBLERS SAY SOMETHING INSTEAD OF MUMBLING OR GET OUT" The Mumbling Monks leave the office, one looks you up and down but you can only look at his mouth. Like the rest it is sewn shut but you can tell he is new to the order, blood dried on his lips. You will never understand the lunacy of sowing your mouth shut daily then trying to have normal conversation with people. Finally you step in the office and see the mayor, a man about as wide as he his tall."The fuck doing here and the fuck do you want before I have a guard come in here and break your bones">Continues with the lie, D20+2>Cut the bullshit demand the hive
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>947118>Continues with the lie We have to go deeper
>>947118>Continues with the lie, D20+2
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>947118>>Continues with the lie, D20+2
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>947118>Continues with the lie
>>947140>>947148>>947155>18, SuccessYou made it this far with the bullshit, might as well spoon feed it to the mayor too "I've come to join the guard. I can't live in that shack anymore. Can I prove to you and this town I'm not a menace? Please even if you give me all the shitty work it would be more than enough."The man leans back and lights a cigar, he just sits there for a moment thinking. He blows the smoke in your face as he talks, "You've caused me a lot of problems in the past and you know right now I'd love nothing more than wring your neck. But this is a unique opportunity you've given me, you on a short leash. I don't care if this some line of horseshit you are trying to sell, because you just put yourself in a corner with nowhere to go. Fine. You are going to be a guard. You report to Dirk, you follow his every command. If I hear about you getting "spirited" and I will make sure that get shut down. Take this to Dirk and get the fuck out" He tosses a paper at you after scribbling something on it and stamps it with a seal.Picking up up the paper you make your way out when you see it, what you can only suspect as the hive. Sitting in the corner, half covered in coats and hats. This fucking fatass is using it as a coat rack? Really? You just need the chance to get back in here with some minions. "I SAID GET THE FUCK OUT OR ARE YOU DEAF"Forced to leave you are confront with an immediate choice: do you actually go see Dirk? Things could only end poorly but maybe you could play this guard angle more>See Dirk>Fuck that
>>947225>>See Dirkif he try to attack us we have Minions to help us.
>>947254>>947264Unfortunately your best option right now is to keep playing the guard trainee, you head back downstairs where Thak is still spinning a grand epic of your conversion to the side of the good and righteous. "And then as he... Oh hey it go good?" He snags the paper from you he looks it over before giving it back to you looking a little crestfallen. "Guess Dirk gets to train you not me.... oh well. Dirk is at the back door today. And this doesn't mean you get to forget about that promise ok." Just nodding you start towards the backdoor knowing this will only turn out extremely painful in a few minutes. Opening the backdoor you find Dirk smoking something absolutely wretched smelling, he turns towards you "Dah fuck do you think you can be walking around in town like this? And dah fuck is this?" He rips the paper from you hand and starts reading it. Quickly he starts laughing almost doubling over. "You are bullshitin me? Hooo fuck we are going to have some fun. Stand right there" He points to just in front of him. Gritting your teeth you do as you are told knowing full well what will happen next.>Take the hit>Dodge
Alright Minions I'm going to call it a night. Tomorrow I will only be able to make mobile updates
>>947432Thank you for running and goodnight
>>947359>Take the hitAs in, block it with mace/ gauntlet
>DodgeDirk steps forward and throws a punch at you, leaning slightly to the left his fist goes passed you. Frustrated he hurls more punches in your direction each you dodge with some ducking and leaning but never actually leaving where your feet are planted. It actually seems to get easier as he throws more punches, either he is getting slower or you are predictin his moves faster. >New ability: Fluid Dodging. When an opponent misses an attack against you, it becomes increasingly harder to land a hit on you."Stop being a fucking pussy and fight me" Well it was an order. With what though your gauntlet or with the mace. The guantlet is more than enough to even this out, but the mace would end this almost immediately. You could just piss him off more by keeping dodging though, provide yourself with a good laugh.>Gauntlet>Mace>DodgeAll cases roll d20+1
Rolled 17 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>949054>>Gauntlet
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>949054>GauntletWell, he's the boss.
>>949095Well.Fuck me, then.
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>949093
>>949095>>949131What the shit?
>>949131Correction, fuck US then.
>>949095>>949131Harder training daddy
>>949131>1, Crit FailYou better play mostly fair wouldn't want to kill him... yet. When you raise your fists up he goes for below the belt, you become well acquainted with the ground. In your pretty defenseless state Dirk starts kicking you in the side and ribs. "Where's the fancy dodging now piss head?" After a minute or so he stops and takes a step back Inspecting his work before spitting on your face. Groaning you get back on your feet, you are pretty sure you've got a broken rib. Wiping the spit of you raise your fist once more, "I can do this all day. Is that all you got Dirk?">Continue fighting fair>Fight dirtyD20+1 for both
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>949493>Continue fighting fair
>>949493>>Continue fighting fair
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>949493>Fight dirty
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>949493>Continue fighting fair
>17, SuccessNever before have you seen someone's face that deep of red, Dirk is definitely pissed off. He drops a shoulder and tries tackling you against the wall. Planting yourself firmly and throwing your fist forward your armored knuckles find Dirk's jaw. He screams and staggers for a moment before throwing a fist of his own at you, which you backhand away and lead right into another punch to his mouth. Laid out on the ground he spits out a mouthful of blood and a tooth, "I yeeelds" he gurgles. Looks like he's had enough... but have you? This is your chance to reciprocate all the pain he's caused you. But is it better to be respected for your strength or feared because of it?>Lift him up>Kick him while he's down
>>950474>Lift him up
>>950474>>Lift him up
>>950474>Kick him while he's down
>>950474>Kick him like the dog he is.
>1 Lift up>2 Kick
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>950807Of course I forget the roll
>>950824yesssssss...give in to the hate...
>KickThe tip of your boot hits his ribs with a healthy crack, he writhes in pain "FUCK!" You spit on his face just like he did to you earlier, squatting down so you know he hears you. "You ever strike me again it will swiftly be followed by an introduction to your maker. Understand?" He whimpers and nods, well that take care of Dirk. Now what to do with the rest of your time today? Should you balance out that karma and help out Thak. Or do you have other things on your mind?>Balance Karma, help That>Write In
>>950900>>Balance Karma, help That
>>950900>Balance Karma, help That
>>950935What does this even mean???
>Help ThakLeaving Dirk on the ground you make your way back to the front of the mayoral building to look for Thak. The ink eyed man stares at you as if you were going to steal everything that wasnt nailed down, which might help spruce up the cavern a bit actually now that you think on it. Thak is again waiting near the front door, he perks up a bit. "Wow already done with training? It took me 3 months to even to remember where all the guard posts are. So what brings you back here?" Explaining you are back to close up the promise you made earlier. Thak is ecstatic to hear it and has already come up with the first way you can help him. He pulls out a letter, "Can you take this to her, I spent all day writing it and I'm sure she'll be in love with me after reading it" Great a delivery, how thrilling. Well at least it's not a fetch quest those get annoying. After some quick directions you are off. Knowing Thak it's probably poorly written you could check it for mistakes before delivering it. Or should you just keep it between them?>Read Thak's Letter>Just deliver it
>>951297>Just deliver it
>>951297If it's sealed, just deliver it.If not, then read it.
>Read the letter Let's see what Thak's idea of romance is.Deerist Theyreesa,Sorry bout last week wen Dirk tripped u nd I laffed. U problee dint no it wuz me but it wuz. I'll make it up if yu go ona date wit me.Love,ThakWell that has to be one of the most compelling pieces of the written word you've even seen. But maybe you could help enhance it a bit... >Leave as is>Actually make it comprehensible>Scrap it and make something completely new
>>952301>Leave as is.Such art must remain unaltered.
>>952301>Actually make it comprehensibleGive him a chance in love
>>952301>>Actually make it comprehensible
>Make it comprehensibleTearing a public notice off a near by building and burning the end of a stick to act as a pencil you rewrite the "love letter". Now it doesn't have any spelling errors and you only changing the last sentence so it flows a little better. Much more respectable, probably won't help his chances much but you tried. Folding it up and putting in the envelope you continue onwards to Theresa's home, something is nagging at the back of your head the way there. It feels like you are forgetting something important but what is it? Knocking on her door you can hear some tapping before the door opens a crack, a girl with long dark hair and light skin is standing behind the door. "Hello? What do want?" She is gripping the door tightly, you hold the letter out to her, "Thak wanted me to give this to you" She sighs deeply, before sweeping here hand down in front of the opening and grasps the letter. "I've told him to stop with the letters, what does he think I do just run my fingers along the page and I can read it?" Now you remember, she's blind. Well you could just leave and end this awkward experience or maybe you could offer to read it to her yoy guess.>Just leave do something else, Write In>Read it to here, the nice thing to do
>>952650>Read it to here, the nice thing to doHe isn't the brightest star in the sky, is he?
>>952650>Read it to here, the nice thing to do
>>952650>>Read it to her, the nice thing to doinvent braileprofit?take over the world
>Read it to herJust before she close the door you but your boot in the door, "I can read it to you if you want. It's probably really short anyways knowing Thak" She stands there for a moment before opening the door, "I've actually been kind of curious about what he writes in his letters. Come in, sit down." Stepping out of the way she expertly navigates to a small stove and puts on a kettle before sitting down. Taking a seat across from her you open the letter and read it to her casually. She laughs a bit, "That's it? Well I can tell you this he just has a wonderful way with words. I will have to decline his offer though as tempting as it is. Thank you for reading it to me it was actually quite kind of you." Standing up to leave and give Thak the bad news Theresa tries reaching out and grabbing you but misses. Maybe she wants you to stay? Guess a little while couldn't hurt. But you should really get back to Gnarl and let him know that you found the hive.>Stay for a bit>Go back and talk to Gnarl
>>953038>Go back and talk to Gnarl"Thank but duty calls, ma'am."
>>953038>Stay for a while and listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVVy_x3Erg
>>953038>Stay for a bit
>>953038>stay for a bit
>Stay for a bitEh the hive will still be there when you do go back to Gnarl, and talking with someone who isn't an idiot or an asshile could be a nice change of pace for your life. You sit back down, "who are you?" The question comes off unintentionally deep, the easy answer is the street urchin that lives in the shack outside town. Or is it newly appointed guard that asserted your supremacy of Dirk? Or is it recently found master of minions and mayhem? Or are you something complete different?>Urchin>Guard>Overlord>Write In
>Overlord, part timing as guardYou are the overlord but that probably won't go over well even using some magic so guard you will pretend to be for a little longer. "I'm the o- just a guard in training nobody special" Nailed it. "Oh," She says with a little judgment in her voice, "so you run around with Dirk and his brutes. Why would you ever want to be one of them? Do you like hurting other people?" She does her best to mean mug your general direction before laughing. She gets up and carefully pours tea for you both before returning to her seat and placing the cups down slowly. "I can tell you aren't one of Dirk's goons. You actually offered to read the letter you were sent to delivered, they never would have done that. You seem like a good person, Theo" She smiles and takes a sip of tea. Well that seemed closer that it needed to be, you could ask her something in return so the conversation doesn't die or stagnate or you could just leave and take news of the hive to Gnarl>Write in>Go find gnarl
>>954193>Go find gnarl
>>954193>>Write inSo enough about me, what about you?
>>954193>So enough about me, what about you?
>So enough about me, what about you?You drink from your cup, "So what about yourself? Who are you?" General curiosity has got the better of you about your host.She smiles gently, "I am a fortune teller. Cliche I have been told but I still quite enjoy it. My mother taught it to me and I find no point in stopping, even after her departure from this world." She sips from her cup, but keeps it in her hands. "Grab the deck and place 3 cards on the table using your nondominant hand, this will let me know a little more about you">Do as she asks>"Eh I need to go"
>>954520>Do as she askswe have everything to gain and nothing to lose. if she sees something she shouldn't, we take her vocal chords.
>>954520>Do as she asks
She runs her fingers across the first card, her face seems to have a little pity on it."The Hermit reversed. This is your past. You have been alone for quite some time and not by your own choice. The people here have shunned you because of differences. However you have not used this time for self reflection but instead for brewing anger and hate towards yourself and others."
Her hands slowly drags along the next cards face, she smiles."The Fool. This is the present. The Fool doesn't mean you are foolish but a choice is going to present itself to you that would be foolish to ignore. Events are unfolding that will allow you to go on a great journey physically, mentally, and spiritually. Nothing can truly prepare you for this journey. Will you find your place in this world or will it show you that you always knew?"
Let's just become a legit strait guard and slowly gain political power and goodwill of the people to become the new mayor.Obviously the best way to get the hive.
Taking her time feeling this card she simply nods after a moment."The Chariot. Your future, though it is not entirely written in stone. Your coming journey will teach you a great many things but Strength and Willpower are going to be tested the most. Many obstacles will whittle away at your determination and confidence, they will either be harden or destroyed from this quest. Remember though you ultimately steer your fate."She relaxes back a bit, "You are an interesting one Theo, I will give you that much. Enough talking with the talking though, I've kept you long enough.Surely the other guards have noticed your long absence by now."You do need to be going, thanking her you leave and step back out on the street. Should you return to Thak and finally give him the bad news or can that wait another day. Gnarl is probably wondering where you are as well.>Return to Thak>Return to Gnarl
>>954735>Return to Gnarl
>Return to GnarlThak can wait you need to update Gnarl, so you begin to make your back when you hear familiar raspy voices "FOLLOW FOLLOOOW". A minion is in a side street beckoning you over before it runs off, it jumps down a freshly dug hole. Climbing down you go down the tunnel you arrive in the hub area relatively quickly, a lot faster than if you had backtracked to where you came from initially. "Greetings Master. I imagine you have surmised the hive's location and are already come up with a dastardly way of acquiring it" You do actually...>Just break in and take it>Convince the mayor to just give it up>Buy it, but first acquire the gold
>>955071>Convince the mayor to just give it upi don't think he even knows what it is he using it as a coat rack.
>>955071>Convince the mayor to just give it up
>Convince the mayor to just give it upConvincing the mayor it is actually a cursed item or something equally dangerous item will be the least suspicious way of him getting rid of it. Just need to set up some accidents or maybe you can get your new fortune teller friend to say it curses the owner. Naturally the people will want to destroy it but some more bullshitting and carefully prepared accidents will lead them to dump it on you."Truly genius planning Master. I do like well laid out plans opposed to brute force, subtly is an excellent quality to have in a true overlord. When should we begin the setup dark one?"Playing it soon could draw unwanted attention to your recent acquisition of your new job but waiting too long can't guarantee that your plan will play out exactly as expected either. >Set plan in motion now, 1 week to play out, risk of being blamed for "curse" and not the hive>Set plan in motion in a month, 1 week to play out, less risk of being blamed for "curse" but no immediate results
>>955241>Set plan in motion in a month, 1 week to play out, less risk of being blamed for "curse" but no immediate results
I'm going to call it early tonight thank you for playing today minions
>>955241>Set plan in motion in a month, 1 week to play out, less risk of being blamed for "curse" but no immediate resultsHave to be sneaky and patience
>>955241>Set plan in motion in a month, 1 week to play out, less risk of being blamed for "curse" but no immediate resultsIf it didn't come to it, I'd have gone:If we have time, we could produce / have a nice coathanger made, with a spying/eavesdropping add-on (magical?).Charm/convince the mayor for a trade.Profit from political secrets.
Sorry guys there isn't going to be an update today. Some friends are doing a surprise party for me. I don't mind if guys come up with a better plan than just saying it's a cursed item
>>956276Enjoy your party Mastah ;)
Can you imagine a party thrown by minions?
>>957759Lots of drunk imps
>>957759Loud music, percussions, no sense of melody.
>>957826Tons of them>>957842Discord is a beautiful melodySorry for the late post but the mastah could not be out done by his minions. Decisions were made, thankfully no regrets were.>Wait a monthThe best option is the long game and there is no need to draw any more suspicion to yourself than you already are. "A fine choice sire. Now let's begin your training into a fine evil overlord."Roll d100 for training montage
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>960545
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>960545
>57, SuccessOver the next month Gnarl teaches you a broad range of subjects including basic minion commands and strategies where you are informed there are 3 more minion types, Red green and blue, that you do not have command over yet. Another interesting topic is basic financial math and "business negotiation" because, "many don't like paying their tithes but no one likes an axe to the skull". Business negotiations is probably your favorite subject, very hands on. Meanwhile you slowly become more accepted as a guard, many still have their suspicions about you but nothing that hampers your progress to "assimilate" to normal village life. Thak was intially heartbroken at his rejected offer but has since redoubled his efforts at winning Theresa's heart. Many more letters are written which he expects you to deliver. This actually helps your plan of using Theresa to convince the town the "coat rack" is cursed, slowly you've convinced her to be more willing to go outdoors. One last part needs to be solved though, exactly what kinda of "curse" should the hive have?>General bad luck, irritating but small>Financial, business ventures and deals almost always go sour>Other
>>961080>General bad luck, irritating but small
>>961080>>General bad luck, irritating but small
>General bad luck Usually the simplest plans are the most effective and causing general bad luck and misfortune is a task your minions are up to... you're pretty sure. When in eye sight they follow your orders perfectly but they tend to get distracted when you or Gnarl are close by. You've got some time to train them before you intially wanted to start your plan but you aren't sure it would be enough. Gnarl is also pushing the overlord lessons hard on you and expecting all available free be put towards them but it might sour your "friendships" with Thak and Theresa. Your word is the final say though so do you can do as you please.Choose one:>Push plan for proper minion training>Rush training to meet deadlineChoose one:>Focus on your training>Focus on "friends"
>>961427>Rush training to meet deadline>Focus on "friends
>>961427>>Rush training to meet deadline>>Focus on "friends
>>961427>Push plan for proper minion trainingOur only deadline is self imposed. We have all the time in the world, no need to be hasty.>Focus on "friends"
>>961427chang my vote to>Push plan for proper minion training
>RushWhile the deadline might be self imposed it would bother you none the less for missing it. Starting a crash course on following instructions without your or Gnarl's presences was difficult to grasp for some, you swear you see smoke billowing out of Skabb's ears. But they are learning to function somewhat without you.>Minions can now perform 2 simple tasks without failing and a 50% chance of failure on the third>"Friends"It's good to balance out your schedule with leisure time so you don't get too stressed. Thak practically has you deliver letters daily which while annoying does give you a "legitimate" reason to see Theresa and try to subtly get her to help you. Things with them both are progressing well.>You can ask 2 favors from both Thak and Theresa. You can not ask them something they would normally be unwilling to do.
>>962191Sorry didn't see the changed vote till after i posted
>>962292Any chance for a retcon?
>>962303I'll just change the outcome instead of rewriting the whole bit>Push>Minions can now perform 4 simple tasks without failing and a 75% chance of failure on the 5thPushing the deadline has given you a little more free time than you anticipated. How will you spend it?>Overlord Training>Social interactions>Other
>Overlord TrainingIt would probably benefit you to listen to more of Gnarl's lessons, which you will be doing for now. This month is basic mind domination, Gnarl recognizes your natural aptitude with word charming and thinks it would be best to expand upon it. There are a few things to keep in mind with it though, the best results come when the target is weaker willed than you, and the spell can completely backfire against stronger willed targets. >Spell acquired: Dominate, control the mind of a target. Failure proportional to difference in will power. Target is removed of personalityTwo months have passed since joining the guard you believe your minions are ready and you have some magic and favors you can use in a pinch if you need to cast suspicion elsewhere or a situation that can advance your plans. It's time to get the ball rolling.Suspicion: 30%Minion tasks available: 40Favors available: 4>Minions steal all mayoral staff's left shoes, 4 tasks>Minions glue all chairs in mayoral building in place, 4 tasks>Minions remove all door hinges from mayoral building, 8 tasks>Minions shim all windows and doors open/closed, 12 tasks>Minions rearrange mayor's office, 12 tasks>Other, write. More complex or the longer it takes more tasks will be used
>>962670>Minions steal all mayoral staff's left shoes, 4 tasks>Minions shim all windows and doors open/closed, 12 tasks
>>962670>Minions steal all mayoral staff's left shoes, 4 tasks>Minions shim all windows and doors open/closed, 12 tasksIt's winter, right? If so, shim them open>all pens suddenly go missing
>The chaos that ensuedArriving at the mayoral building, without your left boot, you find everyone is confused as he'll and trying to assess the damage. Many solution to the missing shoes were to double or triple up on socks for their left but one poor bastard had his peg leg taken and now he was hopping everywhere. All the windows and doors were stuck open and no one could get them to budge. Snow had made its way through to the front lobby and many of the upper offices, water was dripping from upstairs and small icicles were forming. But the thing that caused the most misery was all the pens and ink were missing. You were told to turn awat anyone who attempted to go in the building that day until the mess was sorted outSuspicion: 40%Minion tasks available: 20Favors available: 4>Continue with the "curse">Intensify the "curse", choose more options>Call in a favor, from who and what for
>>962972>Continue with the "curse"
>>962972>Intensify the curse.General misfortune the nearer one is to the "coat rack"Tripping, spilling coffee, splinters, etc.
>Continue curseThis "curse" has definitely put everyone on edge, really on edge. Coincidentally the mayor's office is getting the brunt of the snow storm. Absolute shut down of the mayor's office has ripples going through the town, with no guards posted anywhere else crime has risen with neighbor stealing from neighbor to keep food on the table. Taxes aren't being collected and even if they were there would be no way to track them with all the missing ink and the water logged paper. Whispers are saying this a divine punishment for a corrupt local government, others aren't so sure. Maybe calling in a favor to nudge the people's thoughts in the right direction might help.Suspicion: 50%Minion tasks available: 20Favors available: 4>Call in a favor, from who and what for>Nudge the people's opinion yourself>Other
>>963717>Call in a favor, from who and what forAdvise the Mayor to get his fortune told and get Theresa to tell him that he has a cursed artifact in his office. Also mention that destroying it would only release the spirit inside to cause more havoc.
>Call in favor, TheresaGoing to Theresa's place to calling in a favor she invites you into talk, she has tea ready for the two of you. She sits and beckons you over, "You haven't read me a letter in a while, has Thak finally taken the hint?" she smiles slightly. Taking your usual seat, "He hasn't, there seems to be a "curse" that has affected the mayor's building. The mayor will be coming to see you soon. I need you to them him that his coat rack is the cause." Her smiles fades and she doesn't say anything for a while before finally speaking, "I only say what the cards show me... but sometimes I can misinterpret the cards." Theresa is on board though reluctantly.>Convince The mayor to go get a reading now>Wait another day, talk to Theresa
>>964050>Wait another day, talk to TheresaNeed to convince her more first.
>>964050>Wait another day, talk to TheresaLet's see if we can make it more vague so she doesn't have to lie as much. She merely suggests that something in his office may be cursed.Then we offer to help him find the mystery item and dispose of it for him.
>Wait Another dayShe drums her fingers on her cup, "I won't ask why you are having me do this. I know you have your reasons and I "knew" this was coming." The cards are on the table slightly askew. "You don't have to be blunt and say specifically the coat rack just say some item in his office and I can take the rest from there." The air of unease doesn't leave her and she shifts in her seat, "The cards have told me my fate lies with you, so let me be frank about this. Will I die if I do not do this for you?">Yes>No, truth>No, lie
>>964334>No, truthYou're to __qt__ to kill for something like this. But it may save some other people's lives if you help me. I don't want to do this the messy way.
>No, truth"You only need to help me if you so choose, I would not threaten or coerce you into this. But I will say that you helping would end this situation the quickest and may save people. You know this mayor deserves much worse than what is currently inconveniencing him." She bites her lip, you weren't wrong but the pulled attention of the guards was causing troubles as well. Were you actually responsible for these people's actions? No. They made their own choices, the lack of guards only proves that without a stick ready to hit people back into line they will not act in their "better" nature. "I will help you Theo. But no more deceit, you will be honest with me from now on.">Agree>"No promises"
>AgreeShe won't trust you anymore if you decline but you don't intend on that, "Alright, no more lying." She sets her tea down and relaxes, "Alright. You could have told me earlier you know. Your plan. Especially since it seems like I'm the lynchpin of it." She has a point that can not be denied but right now you don't have words. "Anything else you want to talk about other than "business". I like our normal friendly chats. It would certainly lighten the mood.">Ask her questions, write in>Go convince the mayor to get a reading
>>964843>Ask her questions what live like for you i lived as a Urchin so i wonder what you'rs is like in comparison
I'll type up a response in the morning but for now I must sleep.
>>964936I love you. Wait, shit, I mean good night.
>Ask her questionsShe smiles a bit, "My mother was kind and worked her hardest to put food on the table. Father was gone long before I was born but mother never seemed upset about it. 'It was in the cards' she'd say. I cared for her deeply and she loved me. She'd take me places and show me things, when i could still see of course, it was wonderful." She takes a long deep breathe " 'But it was in the cards' that she had to leave. She had already taught me how to take care of myself and how to read the cards so I wouldn't be without money. For the most part it has been really easy, I know what I need to do, what I can do, and what I can't. As long as I keep them from conflicting I am usually fine." She sounds very independent by necessity. >Ask more, write in>Go to the mayor
>>966141>Go to the mayor
>Go to the mayorYou need to convince the mayor that he should talk to Theresa, the sooner the better. Saying goodbyes you definitely notice that she is still pretty conflicted, she isn't going to forgive you immediately but maybe with time. The way back you think about what happened, things have changed. You don't feel guilty about what you did, it was always part of the plan but maybe you should have considered what her reaction would have been. You'll keep this in mind when including other people into your plans. When you arrive back you really have only two options, drop a hint that the mayor should go get a reading or claim you've spoken to Theresa and she'll do a reading for him. Both should lead to the same outcome but who knows what could happened with all the other whispers around town going on. Or you could cause more mayhem around to give more credit to the idea of it being a curse.Suspicion: 50%Minion tasks available: 20Favors available: 3>Hints>Direct>More Mayhem
>>966498>>966510Something has come up that I need to deal with and with christmas and new years around the corner I'm going to put the quest on hold till the 3rd or 4th. Thank you all for participating and sorry for having to go after just coming back.
>>966556It okay and have a merry christmas.
>>966556Thanks for running. Have a great Christmas and New Year's
>>966556Merry Christmas Mastah, and Happy New Year!