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"Black Hearts. Cold Steel. Dark Deeds."

These are the words of the Black Company, the infamous band of mercenaries that has been on one side or the other of every major conflict on the continent since its founding.
The Company has seldom cared who they fight for or the cause so long as they are paid, and paid well, when the killing work is done. Though they may be considered by some to be little more than glorified brigands, it cannot be said that the Black Company is not good at what they do.

Recently the Company has taken up a contract with a new employer, one more powerful than any that have come before. An employer with endless ambition, as well as the means and lack of moral scruples needed to pursue it. An employer that pays well...

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>>1349722
You are Lieutenant 'Prince'. A seasoned NCO of the Black Company that, through a cruel twist of fate, found yourself landed with an officer's commission. Now you find yourself in command of the 7th Kiregstrom Shocktroopers, a position with more responsibility and scrutiny than you ever wanted.

7th Kriegstrom Platoon
Comprised of the most well-armed and armoured troops, 7th Platoon offers the meanest, fiercest and, given the mortality rate, dumbest soldiers to be found in the Black Company. A more bizarre collection of fighting men and women has likely never been seen. Down-on-their-luck heroes with a magic swords and brooding pasts like Cairsun; escaped slaves with a penchant for magik like Nissar; disgruntled veterans of the Nuemunster Legions like Corporal ‘Jack’ Marcus; Scarred Wildborn ‘Smiles’ (because fighting is really all a Wildborn knows); aging Skald huscarls like Hirstun of Ligh that should have retired long ago. You even have a mute rotten undead warrior, ‘Mask’, which is one even you haven’t heard before. Nevermind the fekking Dragon.

They’re your men (and women). Mercenaries, that kill for money. Warriors, with the right degree of pride and stubbornness. Soldiers, that fight for the man next to them. You never wanted this position, deciding who dies where. Dark Father knows it’s only a matter of time before you get them all killed.

Recap
Following the fall of the Neumunster city of Sarsburg several weeks ago, your Employer has sent his unholy host spread throughout the entirety of the western and northern reaches of the Neumunster Nation. While the main part of the Company and the undead went west to Oxenfurt Bridge, you were tasked with the seizure of the northern town of Kresden.

You've done that. And better yet you've taken it almost entirely intact, protecting both buildings and inhabitants alike from the violence (sort of) and the unsavoury attentions of your own reinforcements (mostly). And now the whole of what's left of Northern Nuemunster stretches before you undefended. It's time to project force from your secure town and bring the crumbling 'Empire' to heel.

Three days have passed since you marched out of Kresden. Yesterday you cemented your Black reputation by brutally disposing of not one but two renowned Skald warriors, in a manner no one is likely to forget.

You spent the night at a quickly-flooding Fort Casca to make sure the southern half of the Hāastweiser River has died off enough to prevent a Skald fleet from using it. Now begins the two-day march back to the relative safety of Kresden.

Despite somewhat distracted by concerns of a plot to free the boy-heir by a traitor that you suspect is Saint, you make sure to devote some time fretting about how the other missions are proceeding.
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Rolled 475 (1d1000)

>>1349722
>>1349770

Rolling 1d1000 to see how this baby goes today.
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>>1349777
Hoo dolly.
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It's my first time being here for the Black Company. Be gentle.
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Midnight the previous Evening, The Abbey of the Mother

Dead leaves rustled in the cold winds outside the once-quiet Abbey. There were no stars in the night’s sky when Lord Lorgia and his creatures struck.

“Heigelen Guard! Stand your ground!”Saint-Captain Kamps shouts, as if they had any ground left to give. A Bloodknight’s fist sank elbow deep into the stomach of the Heigelen beside him, seizing the opportunity gifted to him by the death of his comrade the Captain struck off the creature’s arm with his Moonlight Blade, its head following soon after with a flick of the wrist. The empty armour clattered to the white Abbey tiles in a cloud of ash giving the holy men some much-needed breathing room. There were precious few of them left standing, perhaps a score of Heigelen and Chevalisse crowded around the Mother’s Altar against a similar number of immortal vampiric predators, a match they could ill-afford. Saint-Captain Kamp’s gritted his teeth and another one of his Heigelen men crumpled, scream cut off as gleaming white fangs sank into his side, wrist and throat. They only had to hold a few moments longer. He forced his way to the front of the Heigelen Guard as they started chanting in their guttural Neumunster accents. An old war mantra, old when the Neumunster Empire itself was still young.

”Meine Liebe für die Mutter der Trauer! Mein Hass für den Vater des Rasens! Mein Leben für den Sohn der Hoffnung!” The cry is taken up by all the surviving Heigelen; they refuse to go into death’s cold embrace quietly, determined to take a few of these foul creatures down with them. ”Für Skarling Kronebrecher! Für das Vaterland!”

”Go, garcon! Allez!” Ser Gabrielle of the Order of the Bloody Rose practically had to shove the young newly-initiated Holy Warrior down the escape hatch behind the fighting, a panic tunnel not included on the plans for surely the creatures must have had inside information to make it so far undetected into the Abbey. The young paladin looks stricken at the thought of leaving his comrades, the small bundle clutched tight against his chest.

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>>1349796
Prepare thine buttocks.
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>>1349796
There are some cuffs in the corner. All new initiates wear them for a day.
No worries, it's just a formality.
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>>1349809
[2/2]

”I cannot leave you like this! One more worthy than I should take my place!”

So young and full of fire, Ser Gabrielle sighed. He would have made a fine Paladin had they had the chance to complete his training.

”I am afraid not, mon ami. It would not do to leave my brothers to die such a glorious death alone. I am sorry such a burden must befall one so young, but the Tears are yours. Go, I say! And remember us!”

Ser Gabrielle slammed the trapdoor and ducked as one of the fanged undead swiped a claw inches above his head. The foul thing got a burst of pure Light in return, dissipating into salt and ash even as it was flung screeching into the rafters. Ser Gabrielle stepped in front of the altar beside Saint-Captain Kamps, the Heigelen Guard veteran bleeding from a fresh cut above his forehead. He helped one of the wounded Chevalisse Knights up by the arm, addressing his own men in their native noble-tongue as the Heigelen continued their chant.

“Ne soyons pas dépassés par noscamarades Neumunster! Chersamis, chantez avec moi!”The noble Chevalisse Knights of the Bloody Rose begin to sing, a defiantly jovial bittersweet tune in the face of their encroaching doom. ”Ne pleurez pas pour moi, ma mère. Vousavez déjà pleuré. La mort n'est pas la fin que vousvoyez...”

The tall and impossibly beautiful vampire leaders, a scowling female and a grinning male, regarded the handful of singing men disdainfully. The male leader hefted his cruel blade and the vampires howled into the starless sky as they rushed the last mortal men.

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A mile downriver, caked in mud and debris to cover his scent, the soaking wet Paladin-in-training huddled in the dark. He shivered in the cold as he watched the Abbey of the Mother braze bright, like a beacon in the dark. He would never forget.

Fulfil the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.

Avenge the Dead. He would not let this injustice against his brothers go unanswered. No matter how steep the price, he would vanquish the vampire siblings responsible.
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>Fulfil the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.
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>>1349848
>Fulfil the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.

>>1349809
>Mein Hass für den Vater des Rasens!
>google translate
>My hatred for the father of the lawn!
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>Fulfil the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.
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>>1349848
>Fulfil the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.

These guys don't have a vengeful bone in their body. It's what make killing them so much fun.
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>>1349848
>Fulfill the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.
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>>1349856
Blood makes a great fertiliser, doesn't it? What if after all this time LT Prince has been serving a particularly single-minded gardener?
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>>1349848
>Fulfil the Mission. He cannot let the sacrifice of his brothers be in vain. He must protect the Tears of the Mother, no matter the cost to his person or pride.
Paladin's gonna paladin. Although I suspect the vampiric proficiency for hunting prey will mean his escape may be short lived. Who knows though.
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>>1349874
Would this be an excuse to get to pruning the human race then?
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>>1349890
Depending on the level of their feeding frenzy, most of the vampires might not care to track down one man in favor of twenty more. They did just get their choice feast denied to them.

This is why we have brothers keeping watch on the river, obviously.
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>>1349941
Yup, mind you the boss man and lady vampire probably are somewhat more disposed to getting a fantastic relic than another feast. Who knows though, just pure baseless speculation on my end.
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>>1349941
>>1349960

According to the roll two threads ago, the Vampires failed to retrieve the Relic but did strike a blow against Chevalisse morale by razing such a significant holy site to the ground.

The young initiate’s knuckles tightened over his sword hilt, but he stilled it. Rage was useless here.

To throw his life away, and doom the Mission, after all his brothers-in-arms had sacrificed for it… that would do them dishonour. He understood now, his life was not his own. Vengence came second to their holy task… He would protect the Tears of the Mother. No matter the cost.

It was a long night for the adolescent man, lying belly down in the mud as he heard bats, wolves and far darker things scurry sniffling in the woods around him. When the first glimmer of the sun finally rose over the horizon… all that remained was the burnt out ruins of the Abbey of the Mother.

The juvenile said one last prayer, hoping his brothers found peace, and stepped off heading South.

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16 hours before and several leagues away. Ajiyimad Mercernaries and 2nd Platoon Rangers,‘The Grundi Brother’s Mobile Shoppe of Arms, Armaments & Armour Repairs’, Albani Workshop

LT ‘Shaftie’ Adams believed that his mission was going rather well. The Albani rifelmen on the rooftop had been worrying, but the marksmanship of his rangers were keeping the enemy’s head down. Already his platoon and the Ajiyimad boys were scaling up the side of the building, an odd structure that seemed to be made as much of pipes and chimneys as it was made of tiles and brickwork.

The indignant Albani shouts seemed to be as much directed at each other as they are at the foe scaling the walls.

At the 2:15 mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiwiuDW52hY

”The stunty bastards never could stop fighting between themselves long enough to tackle anyone else.” The 2nd Platoon Lieutenant yells with smug confidence. ”It’s why they got their arses kicked from one side of Albani to the other! Go power through Rangers!”

The Ranger LT’s encouragement was cut off by the sudden rumbling beneath his feet. LT Shaftie’s eyes widened in horror An Albani Warmachine activating from within? This they were NOT equipped for.

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”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”

”Off! OFF! Everyone get their fekking arses down and bug out!”
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>>1349986
>”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
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>>1349986
>”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
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”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
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>>1349986

”Off! OFF! Everyone get their fekking arses down and bug out!”

Sure trying to get in there and stop it from activating is nice, but I feel like they're already a little too late. Better to not cram them inside a building with a deathmachine.
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>”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
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>>1349986
>”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
When dealing with forces beyond yourself (and possibly your ability to outrun) prevention is the key!
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>>1349986
>”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
you just couldnt give them to us without a fight could you
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>>1349796
The RNG is not known to be gentle.
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>>1350094
Maybe the rumbling is from a very un-sober albani trying to start up the machine and then tripping and knocking all the others on their fronts.
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>>1349848
>Vous avez déjà pleuré
>pleurée as the subject is female. One of those rare thing google mess up.
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>>1349986
>”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”
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>>1350124
true but qm is pissed that we took all his toys last thread
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”Move it, you shits! Get up and in there before they activate the fekking thing!”

The Rangers and Ajiyimad merc both redouble their efforts. No one wanted to deal with a fully activated Albani Warmachine. The smartest of their number moved fast, but not quite as fast as the rest... better they got their ahead of them if it was already operational after all. A few moments of frantic clambering way interrupted by a burst of flame from one of the dozen downward-facing chimneys. Two Rangers and an Ajiyimad merc are completely incinerated in a moment. The flame doesn’t stop spewing out to LT Shaftie’s amazement. A booming Albani voice, almost certainly amplified by some peculiar magik, causes him to wince at the noise.

“Lansarea activat. Amorsarea aprindere secundară. Hang on, you ninnies.”

The building itself began to rise off of the ground.

The Rangers halfway up the shop’s walls needed no further encouragement, rappelling down or simply leaping from the middle of their climb to hit the ground rolling. The last one, another Zakashi sister, hissed in pain at her landing, clutching her ankle. The wiry brown woman stumbled, the Ajiyimad mercs not pausing in their escape to even glance her way. LT ‘Shaftie’ hissed in frustration, looks like finishing the climb wasn’t going to happen. He leaped down from his line, draginging the Zakashi sister out of the way of one of the mobile supports… or legs…. The giant Albani workshop reared up on its spindly steel supports like a drunk spider and takes a massive step forward.

”Holy… fekking… shit…” LT ‘Shaftie’ Adams was rooted to the spot of the towering workshop. The adds weren’t lying, it really was mobile.

The Zakashi sister he was half-carrying, half-dragging grunted in agreement as the Albani voice booms out again.

”Navă departe! Nu! Himli you idiot don’t touch that you’ll doom us al-“KKKRSSH.

The mysterious voice dies out. Moments later the engines begin to stutter and the whole structure pitched forward as one of it's 'legs' gave way… No building survives a drop from 50 feet. Certainly not one with combustible working parts.




”My men report that nothing salvageable survived the crash. Is that the word for this,naam? A crash?” The unflappable Turncoat Prince and a soot-covered LT ‘Shaftie’ Adams watch their men continue to pick over the wreckage. No Albani work, or Albani workers for that matter, survived. ”What will you be telling LT ‘Prince’ about this?”

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”I… I think I might amend the report slightly.”

”The important bit. Objective completed.”
>>1349912
I even read this in his voice.

>>1350130
I always hated male and female rules. Almost every language except my native English does this shit. I find it infuriating (even though I love the language).
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>"The important bit. Objective completed.”
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>>1350220
>”The important bit. Objective completed.”
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”The important bit. Objective completed.”
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>>1350220
>”The important bit. Objective completed.”
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>>1350220
>”The important bit. Objective completed.”

Our men died valiantly clogging the exhaust ports of this giant construct. Surely that's the reason it broke.
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>>1350220
>”The important bit. Objective completed.”
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>>1350182
no skalds, no albani warmachines,no x3strong vampires to backstab us, dragon is dominated and the traitor is probably half scared to death now
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>>1350306
Sounds like you're counting our eggs before they hatch anon. That's never good before a major conflict.
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>>1350220
>"You missed the most interesting thing you never saw sir."
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>>1350220
Also nice pic name.
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>>1350321
that would be true if this was in the thread before we went to do the tasks but allof these have been achieved now so the chickens have already hatched now. now the Neumunster have to think of a way to pull something out of their arse to save themselves
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>>1350220
>”The important bit. Objective completed.”
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>>1350350
well its looking like a new hero/ saint is going to apper on there side at soem point.
but dont they still have some warmachines?
these was just extra ones we could have goten and used right?
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”The important bit. Objective completed.” LT ‘Shaftie’ Adams held the Ajiyimad exiles gaze until the other looked away.

The dark-skinned Crown-Prince frowned at the Ranger LT, and the three figures covered in cloth beside him. These Black Company men had such odd notions of victory and death.

”Hmph. Foreigners…”


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Manzer Pass, Early this Morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrxHO-B2TY

”Seven-hundred Saints I wish these elves would shut up already.” Staff-Sergeant Mikel to his superior as they watched the column pass by.

The Twelfth Legionnaires kept good order. There weren’t many off them left after several years facing against the Wild, but every damn one of them was a grim hard-faced veteran of many skirmishes. Their dulled yellow colours and re-patched uniforms did not reflect the steel and hardness of the men within.

”Mmm.” Major Lupzig mumbled, his eyes focusing on something else.

The Elves were not so muted as their shorter-lived comrades. Singing a jaunty tune to the sound of flute and drum, they marched proudly in their bright colours of red and blue with their arbalests shouldered and hats slouched to the right. Latest fashion in Helenwood, apparently. Few of the Neumunster men complained though, the elf-girls hospitality more than made up for the elf-men’s eccentricities.

”I mean, they’re damn good marksmen now doubt and deadly with those corssbows of theirs. But would it kill them to demonstrate a little noise discipline? And why such garishly bright colours? Bleh.”

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>>1350399
Nope there where 6 and we destroyed 6
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>>1350399
Nope, they're all gone. The chosen one was only going to show up if rhe Abbey attack had been a complete faliure, which it wasn't.
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[2/2]

”Mmm.” The Major mumbled again, squinting his eyes. ”Tell me, Sergeant, you’ve gone though Manzer Pass with me before, yes?”

”Yes, sir.”

”Do you recall seeing a Dragon statue halfway through the chasm at the top? Damn lifelike looking thing.” The Major stroked his moustache approvingly.

”Dragon statue, sir?” The Staff-Sergeant’s eyebrows furrowed. He looked up, his eyes widening. The ‘statue’ moved, spreading it’s massive wings and taking flight above the tightly packed column, ”…Oh. Fek me…”

The men had faced Wyverns, Griffins and other winged terrors from the Wild. Dragons were another matter, they cared nothing for the Wild King’s wars or the affairs of Man. The Elven Arbalests had left their strings safely stored in their pouches to avoid weathering. It would only have taken a few moments to apply them and have the weapons cocked and ready. Every mortal eye on that swooping terror bearing down on them knew they did not have a few moments.

All it took was once pass.

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The smell of cooked meat filled Asgorga’s nostrils. Over a hundred crispy elves and men roasted before him, little fires still dotting the canyon. With some chagrin he noticed that he, a noble Draconic beast, was salivating like a baser creature. Still… he was feeling quite ravenous….

The Prince had said no eating people, better not test the limits of that command.

The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
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>>1350403
>And then the fire nation attacked
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>>1350399
nah the other war machines are being used to take back the albani homelands these were all they could spare. and as to the traitor I agree with what an anon said last thread that it's the three sisters it explains the difference in hand writing it explains why our pet gren sniffed trooper kids neck as one of the sisters kissed him.
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>The Prince had said no eating people, better not test the limits of that command.
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>>1350412
>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
No ones looking
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>>1350412
>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.

Being possessed was humiliating, but what the Prince doesn't know won't come back to bite him in the ass. Probably.
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>>1350412
>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
He should have been clearer
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>>1350412
>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
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>>1350412
>The Prince had said no eating people, better not test the limits of that command.
>Livestock on the other hand... (make a farmer cry on the way back.)
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A few spelling stuff-ups here, sorry about that.

>>1350329
I try.

>>1350350
It is looking pretty grim for the Free Alliance, true. But you forget that Superior Syka has been whispering in the Necromancer's ear the entire time you've been in Kresden. Any 'grand plan' to crush the Alliance for good probably won't care if it comes at the cost of the Black Company...

Count Vermillio NOT dying would have made things a lot easier for both you guys and me.
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>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
their already dead and they choose to be combatants in this war their bodies are forfiet
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>>1350412
>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
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>>1350435

Oh shit, if the Necromancer decides to fucking destroy the Black Company are we gonna flip sides?
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>>1350432

Steal a virgin princess on the way back and you've got yourself a deal.
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>>1350441
an elf princess
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>>1350440
Nah hell just make sure we're constantly in the meat grinder
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>>1350444
Have you seen how accommodating those elves are? I'd be surprised if they had a virgin left.
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>>1350441
if QM allows It I change my vote to steal cows and princesses
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>>1350449
i didnt say a virgin
just an elf princess
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>>1350417
>>1350410
but the kid still has the holey item so that is going to do something
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>>1350412
>The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.
Prince says lots of things, like "Troopers are expected to procure their own provisions during missions."
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>>1350462
That was the ressurection thing.
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>>1350462
well he's drugged right now so he might slip up and let us have . we,er talking about the prisoner prince right?
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>>1350472
>>1350466
i was talking about the kid that got away from the vamps higher up.
>>1350466
but will it resurrect?
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>>1350435
I guess it's time to send bad hand out for an "intel mission" to find out if she's going to fek us again like at salburg
>>1350500
they resurrect mask so they can kill him for real
speaking of which we need a morning scene with trooper kid mask and our euhu
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The Prince meant that he should eat no one on -their side-, surely? Just a nibble then.

Yes. He was operating alone out here, and that meant the necessity of interpreting commands. Asgorga was sure there was some human justification for it, but really he was hungry and it all smelled so enticing. This is the kind of glorious display of his power, and well earned reward, he had been imagining.

Oh look, one of them is still wriggling. If Asgorga could grin he would have.

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Over a hundred soldiers reduced to ash and burnt meat in seconds…

Staff-Sergeant Mikel knew the burns were bad because he couldn’t feel most of them. He could feel the flesh sloughing off his trembling arm. One of his legs was twitching involuntarily, some serious nerve damage then. He’d probably be dead soon. By the Saints, he hoped so. The black-scaled monster had noticed his movement, it’s serpentine head looming over the helpless NCO.

The teeth, long as shortswords and twice as sharp, closed around his skull and then…

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>>1350520
>closed around his skull and then…
I can think of 2 things
prince just took control
our fekking dragon just got fekked
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>>1350520
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This Afternoon, At one of the many Kresden Province Granaries

Ludwig the Elder watched the last of the figures recede over the hill. Soldier dressed in black, robed heretics and their lifeless automatons. He shivered, glad to see them go.

”I don’t get it, Da.” Said Ludwig the Younger, scratching his head ”I thought for sure they’d take what they could and burn the rest.”

”Maybe they are planning on coming back, picking up the rest?” His father responded, eyeing the grain sacks. They’d taken a lot, true. But not even half. There was still plenty of it left.

”I dunno, Da… they killed the guards and all for it. Wouldn’t they think someone would be helping themselves to what’s left unguarded?” The boy didn’t look convinced.

Ludwig the Elder wasn’t too concerned with the whys and wherefores though. With this grain, even a fraction of it, they’d make it through this winter. His wife Marte would weep for joy, little Sofia was looking sicklier and hungrier every day lately.

He turned to Ludwig the Younger.

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”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.

”Son, let’s keep this between us. Bring up the cart, No need to let anyone know.” That food could last his family 10 winters and then some. Enough to live well, enough to turn a profit even.


>>1350552
Man, you are just expecting a BAD END around every corner ain't ya? That was just the Neumunster NCO dying was all. Really. You paranoid fekker.
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>>1350565
>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
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>>1350565
>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
Oh man I know we possibly have a small pox blanket situation here but I'd still think they would do the right thing even if it unknowingly doomed more. Maybe this is more of a hearts and minds thing, or having making peasants fight the army of the "Good guys" to keep their limited food, but probably not
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>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
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”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.

good.. good let the plague flow through you
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>>1350565

>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
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>>1350565
>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.

These poor bastards.
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>>1350615

Oh god, the Alchemists turn them into fucking walking super-mutant abominations that attack everything in sight.

The look that Saint is gonna give us is gonna be priceless.

"What, you told me not to feed them to the Vampires. This was the next best option".

"Tu...Turning them into walking plague husk abominations with no souls?"

"well, yeah".
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>>1350565
Man, you are just expecting a BAD END around every corner ain't ya?
prince attempts to play euhu
rolls a 100
legendary euhu string snaps, striking his skull caving it in killing him
mask goes berserk and kills the rest of the black company
trooper kid slips and drops it's cigarette into flammable oil and is burnt alive
yeah I guess I might be a bit paranoid
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>>1350565
>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
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>Man, you are just expecting a BAD END around every corner ain't ya?*
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>>1350565
>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
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>”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.” There was food enough here for the whole village. Maybe they’d all make it through the winter after all, together.
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”Go to the Morsin’s. Ask if you can borrow a cart and any spare hands.”

”Da?” Ludwig the Younger looked like he was about to say something as he frowned at the grain crates, but then clearly thought better of it.

”You gotta do right by your fellow man, son.” Ludwig the Elder nodded, angry at himself for even thinking of the alternative. How could he even consider letting good folk starve while he had their salvation right here? ”You’ll see one day, my boy. Good things come to those who do good to others.”

Maybe it was true, maybe it wasn’t. Ludwig the Elder didn’t know for sure. But he did know that raising his boy right meant teaching him that much. Do right by your neighbours and they’ll do right by you.

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Yesterday Midday, Kresden Main Gatehouse

”Hey Leeds…” The milky-eyed young Tassenland recruit asked to his post-mate. Long hours atop the gatehouse tended to lead to idle conversation.

”Yeah?” Private Leeds was only a few years older than Private Lederlingen, but he acted like it was decades. They hadn’t recruited him on the second draft, nevermind the first, due to him only have half a deformed hand on his left side. They weren’t too picky these days.

”Why are we here?” The younger recruit asked wistfully.

”Wow. That’s a particularly insightful question.” Private Leeds scratched his chin thoughtfully. ”I guess that begs the question as to whether here, fighting for… You-Know-Who… is the right side, or just the winning side? We Tassenland weren’t doing to well before ‘the agreement’, losing all those guys in the drafts. Dying faster than the lords could muster and equip them, they were.”

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”My brother was in the second-draft.” Private Lederlingen muttered sadly. ”Haven’t heard from him since he left…”

”Exactly, you see my point! ‘Bad guys’ is a term that fails to encompasitate the intricatiquities of the word. Take this Lieutenant ‘Prince’ of theirs. Massive fek-off sword, black armour and eyes that look like he’ll kill ya as soon as look at ya. Scary bastard, right? You'd think he's the walking definition of evil, or something.”

”Yeah…”

”But his men have looked after us, sort of y'see? Clothes, boots. Weapons that won’t snap from a stiff breeze. But most of all…” Private Leeds looks around conspiratorially. ”How many guys have we lost to the Vampires since –he- started calling the shots?”

”…”

”Exactly! So really… we’re dying less with these guys around. That’s why we’re here-“ The Private jerked a thumb vaguely towards the Necromancer-held East. ”And not over there.” He finished, pointing out to the Free Alliance-held West.

”Right…” Private Lederlingen frowns. ”I meant why are we –here- though? On the wall?”

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”…Fek you, Lederlingen. Fekking shitter.”

”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
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>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
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>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
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>>1350754
>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
facepalm
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>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
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>>1350754
>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
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>>1350754
>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”
Strange though, would it be our lords we'd be used as meat shields for their more veteran troops. Think about it.
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>”… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”

"What was all that stuff about Evil? ...You wanna talk about it?"
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>>1350754

To guard the town and the wall.

Prince chose everyone else to lead the assaults on foreign encampments so that we wouldn't die.
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Private Leeds deflated like a burst pigskin, or his hyped up enthusiasm for conversation did at least.

… *sigh* To watch for anyone coming this way.”

”Oh, okay. Anyone right?” Private Lederlingen chewed his words in a typical farmboy accent, as if carefully considering every word before saying it.

”Yes. Anyone.” At this point Private Leeds couldn’t even care enough to get annoyed.

”So we should let someone know about that column with the blue-haired lady coming this way?”

”We-… huh?” Private Leeds’ eyes widened, snapping between Private Lederlingen and whatever he was looking at.

”I’m just saying, she looks important and that flag kind of looks like this ‘Prince’ guys. Anyway what was all that stuff about sides and evil, did you want to talk about... it...”

Private Leeds was already sprinting off to tell Lieutenant Dollin, or better yet one of the Black Company Troopers still left around to supervise them.
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>”So we should let someone know about that column with the blue-haired lady coming this way?”
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And now hopefully Kiranova-senpai will notice us
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you guys ready to fail on the roll when talking with her?
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Mid-Afternoon, Present Time, A Day’s March from Fort Casca

There’s something therapeutic about everything going according to plan. No wounded. No dead. Hell, you gained 3 recruits that look like they can handle themselves in a fight. As far as missions go, this went pretty damn well. You find yourself dropping back from the front of the column sometime in the march, stepping in alongside CPL Hirstun of Ligh. You’ve come to rely on the old war dog, you’re surprised you haven’t talked to one-on-one much since assuming command of the 7th.

”You fought alongside the Skald in the Northern Coast Campaign, didn’t you CPL Hirstun?”

”That I did, sir. Honourable men, had your back in any fight and would shout you the first round once the dying was done. No other ally would have stuck with us against those odds for as long as they did.” The aging veteran shrugs. ”More fool them, the Free Northern Coast was a lost cause before the fighting ever started. I only wish that it hadn’t taken so many dead friends for me to see it.”

There’s not much you can say to that. A few quiet moments pass between the two of you, the dull thump of heavy boots stepping in unison the only thing that breaks the silence.

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>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.” [Clever]

>”You made quite a name for yourself even before you joined up with us. Why do they call you Hirstun ‘of Ligh’?” [Courage]

>”Why are your men called ‘The Dozen’? Even on the other side we had heard stories about them.” [Experience]

>”A seasoned warrior like you must know a trick or two. Any advice on swordplay?” [Elite]
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>>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.” [Clever]
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>”A seasoned warrior like you must know a trick or two. Any advice on swordplay?” [Elite]
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I'll be honest, I wanna read all the options.

Salty war dogs are the best dawg.
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>>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.” [Clever]
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>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.” [Clever]
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>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.” [Clever]
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>>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.” [Clever]
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>”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going? Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.”
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>”Why are your men called ‘The Dozen’? Even on the other side we had heard stories about them.” [Experience]
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”Still a lost cause now with how the war is going?" You say with a raised eyebrow."Neumunster isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be.”

”Hah, fek that! I can’t tell you how long I held on to that cause. Like a fekking fanatic, Godric Gold swears black-and-blue there were posters of me in Sarsport and Wemdholme. ‘A Free Northern Coast, a land to call our own’. What a load of shit.” The greying soldier hacks out another bitter laugh.

”I don’t know when it happened, sonny, maybe it didn’t happen all at once, but I stopped one day and realised that I wasn’t fighting for a cause anymore. I was fighting to settle a score, the kind of score that just keeps on piling up. Kill some Neumunster for killing my people. Then kill some more Neumunster for killing more of my people for killing some of their people. And on and on and on. Lost track of all the scores eventually. Just kept killing Neumunster, as if I hadn’t already tried that for a solution.” CPL Hirstun of Ligh laughs again, a laugh more tired than bitter. His white whiskers droop almost comically with his frown. ”Thought I’d outgrown that to be fekking honest, boy. Shrugged off my scores and and old grudged when I signed on with this outfit. But here I am in the end… still killing Neumunster…”

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[2/2]

”Don’t know why I’m talking to a young whippersnapper like you about this. Never helps to pick at old wounds… Better still to prevent fresh ones.” The old man eyes you warily, his lips pursed. ”Don’t beat around the bush, boy. If you’re keening for some training this old geezer will show you a thing or two when we harbour up.”

”That’s ‘Sir’, not ‘boy’ CPL Hirstun. Least not until he tells you otherwise.” SGT ‘Bad Hand’ Hadrien growls half-heartedly as he approaches, the old man holds up a hand as a halfway apology in turn. ”Prince, CPL ‘White Bitch’ has returned from forward recon. Decent place to harbour up for the night according to her, hilled and far enough from the treeline to her liking.”

Your old friend shrugs, as if a night’s rest was an optional matter. Which really, it could be if you were feeling particularly heartless.

”We could push on a bit further, look for another spot. Or we could just keep marching on through the night if you feel like being a bastard and don’t mind fatigue and whinging tomorrow.”

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>”Let’s have a look at this hilled spot. Early harbour might be worth it if the location is secure. A bit of rest would do the lads good.” [Experience]

>”Still a few hours marching left, let’s continue. There will be other defensible spots.” [Elite]

>”No stops, no breaks. We push on through the night. Make Kresden by tomorrow early-evening if we don’t slacken.”[Courage]

> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]

Remember, write ins and amendments are always welcome. Especially if they garner any support!
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>>1351056

>> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
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>>1351056
>According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
dungeon diving here we come

also letting anyone with white hair tell us where to camp is a bad thing
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>>1351056
> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
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>>1351056
>”Let’s have a look at this hilled spot. Early harbour might be worth it if the location is secure. A bit of rest would do the lads good.” [Experience]
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"The first rule about not getting hit is to assume that everyone wants to hit you."
Free up some time with CPL Hirstun of Ligh to learn some new blade skills.
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>>1351056
> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
>Maybe send a scouting party ahead to see if there really are ruins. If not We'll see how far along the road we are before we hear back, and if we have a better idea then.
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>>1351073

Fucking awesome.

No more Leaping Carnotaur and nearly dieing with the RNG again!
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>>1351056
>”Still a few hours marching left, let’s continue. There will be other defensible spots.”

"Tell our recon to stop being so fekking soft. They're out there sniff out an ambush, not the best spot for a nap."
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>>1351056
>> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
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>According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
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The mansion is interesting, but there's unlikely to be anything important inside. Much more likely for it to be an unpleasant surprise.

Resting on the hill is nice and safe, but the boys aren't worn out from a fight. We can push 'em more.
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>>1351056
>> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]

TAKE NOTE! If our spy is going to try to spring the prince, it'll be tonight. Especially if we explore the ruins and something goes wrong.
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>>1351098
We might take another day to reach the Kresden since we're not pushing through the night, but yeah. This'll be the last big chance. Before the fighting starts at least.
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>>1351106
I suggest we take all the white hairs with us and leave the camp to marcus and bad hand and give mask and the flaming sword guy orders to be vigilant
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>> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
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>>1351056
>> “According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” [Clever]
Couldn't possibly go wrong
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Man we should have kept Vermillos sword and found a great blacksmith to reforge it.
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"According to the Manor map there’s a Kingbreaker ruin an hour in that direction. A little out of our way, but it could be worth it.” A short rest-break is called, you motion Trooper Saint to hand you the map you swiped from the Manor study. You tap the circled point inscribed ‘Saint Judas Abbey: Abandoned’. "Here. Ruined stone fences make for better shelter than a craggy hill. We’ll march on, taking this path slightly west. And SGT, tell our recon to stop being so fekking soft. They're out there sniff out an ambush, not scope out the best spot for a nap."

”Haha! Right you are, brother!”

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”He said WHAT?" You can hear CPL 'White Bitch's indignant yelp from here. That will probably come back to bite, perhaps literally, in the sack at a later date.

"Ah Saint's damn it. Do we really have to go rummaging around a Kingbreaker ruin?” Trooper ‘Joker’ Schuster whinged.

”Not afraid of no Skarling ghost are you, ‘Joker’?” Trooper Vendis Durvano teased.
”Besides. Ruins mean loot.”

”Ain’t no loot, dummy. Been abandoned for centuries, picked over clean.”

”Blast.”


A few hours later

The light was fading by the time your force reached the ruins. Saint Judas Abbey might have been an impressive structure once, but that was clearly long ago. Half a wall facing North is all the remains standing above chest height. The stone fences could be practically stepped over, but it’s a damn sight better than open ground. Probably better than the craggy hill too, despite the slightly diminished height advantage. The only thing you didn’t like about it was how close the treeline was to the overgrown ruin. You set some men to clearing what they can, and others to establishing a secure perimeter and double-watch.

There’s only so much you can do though, sooner or later you find yourself with some free time in the failing light.

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1)
>Check out the Ruin. Loot is unlikely, but you’ve never heard of a Saint Judas before. [Courage]

>Talk with a comrade. Who? [Experience]

> Have Kid go over your gear, make sure it’s battle-ready. Your chestplate still has flecks of blood on it. [Elite]

> A nice brew of Darkwood Tea. Maybe a pit of Erhu practice with Mask around. [Clever]


2)
>Full light and noise-discipline after dark. No fires, no talking unless absolutely necessary. Your men will freeze and scowl, but your unit is more likely to go unnoticed for now.

>It’s getting cold and blankets are in short supply. A fire, hot food and good conversation is called for. Your men will thank you for it and rest well.

I'm going to grab a bite to eat, be back in a tick.
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>>1351188
>>Check out the Ruin. Loot is unlikely, but you’ve never heard of a Saint Judas before. [Courage]
>>It’s getting cold and blankets are in short supply. A fire, hot food and good conversation is called for. Your men will thank you for it and rest well.
Good morale before battle is essential
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>>1351188
>Check out the Ruin. Loot is unlikely, but you’ve never heard of a Saint Judas before. [Courage]
>It’s getting cold and blankets are in short supply. A fire, hot food and good conversation is called for. Your men will thank you for it and rest well.
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>Talk with a comrade. Who? (Bad hand) [Experience]
>It’s getting cold and blankets are in short supply. A fire, hot food and good conversation is called for. Your men will thank you for it and rest well.
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>>1351188
would we have time to train with hirstun then go to the ruin because if we have to 1v1 a scary ghost we might as well be prepared for it
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>>1351188
>Check out the Ruin. Loot is unlikely, but you’ve never heard of a Saint Judas before. [Courage]

>Full light and noise-discipline after dark. No fires, no talking unless absolutely necessary. Your men will freeze and scowl, but your unit is more likely to go unnoticed for now.
We can rest easy when we're back at Kresden
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>>1351188
>>Talk with a comrade. Who? [Experience]

Hirstun, get some training in along with Cairsun.

>Full light and noise-discipline after dark. No fires, no talking unless absolutely necessary. Your men will freeze and scowl, but your unit is more likely to go unnoticed for now.

We gave them an early rest, just cause we won a victory doesn't mean we get to relax.
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>>1351188
>Check out the Ruin. Loot is unlikely, but you’ve never heard of a Saint Judas before. [Courage]
>Talk with a comrade. Saint. She should know about this crap, right? [Experience]

>It’s getting cold and blankets are in short supply. A fire, hot food and good conversation is called for. Your men will thank you for it and rest well.

We're not on top of a hill, so the light won't spread. We're also right next to the forest, so the fires could help spot an ambush.
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>>1351073
Can you give us a rundown of our current companion quests, QM? It's getting hard to keep track.

>>1351188
>Check out the Ruin. Loot is unlikely, but you’ve never heard of a Saint Judas before. [Courage]
Oh boy I wonder what this could be foreshadowing.

>Write-in: Camp fires only against the north wall, and have troopers shield it with shields, stones, debris, etc. Not as stealthy as full light discipline, but better than open fires like this is some fekking girl scout camping trip. Keep conversations quiet. Basically a compromise between the two options.
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>>1351188
>> A nice brew of Darkwood Tea. Maybe a pit of Erhu practice with Mask around. [Clever]

>It’s getting cold and blankets are in short supply. A fire, hot food and good conversation is called for. Your men will thank you for it and rest well.
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>>1351188
> A nice brew of Darkwood Tea. Maybe a pit of Erhu practice with Mask around. [Clever]
>Have a few central fires obscured as much as they can be by tent, tarp, and shallow dug fire pit. Full noise discipline. They can keep quiet with warm food and drink, and when its not their shift 'round the perimeter they can enjoy the fires.
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Just got here, been reading it up, and...
>>1350220
The dwarves speak broken Romanian.
This is fucking fantastic.
Also explains why their warmachine blew up like that.
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>>1351225

I concur with this write-in.
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>>1351225
aye this sounds like something prince would say
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>>1351225
Sounds good. Supporting
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>>1351225
Sounds like a good call

“Fallen Angel”
>The days of ex-Heigelen Captain Elia von Harti, ‘Saint’ to her comrades, looking at the world in black and white are behind her. Now she’s just a soldier without a cause, the glow from her Moonlight Blade long gone. She needs a new purpose. And a new blade.
Re majic her sword

COMPANION QUEST UNLOCKED: Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
"The first rule about not getting hit is to assume that everyone wants to hit you."
Free up some time with CPL Hirstun of Ligh to learn some new blade skills.
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>2)
>Paranoia
Light the fires and have the men eat quick, then set up like a company taking a much needed rest. Tents up, cloaks stuffed with sticks and hay as outer guards, ect. The actual company will be hidden among the ruins poised to encircle and strike into the center of the false camp. Atleast 1/2 half on full alert while the others rest. "Pelt" posted down wind of the easiest path to the false camp with instructions to howl at set intervals afterdark for all clear and bay if he catches sight or sent of an unfamiliar force closing. No regular howls should be taken to mean the same as thus; either he is dead or enemies are too close to signal surreptitiously.
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Seconding.
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Actually the correct form is pleuré here and i'm pretty sure it's because you don't accorde with avoir before the verb
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Back and writing. Sorry for the delay, folks.

Samurai Jack is bretty gud tho.
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>>1351225
Although given that the necromaner holds the east why not place the fires along the east wall. Sounds safer.
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I'm pretty sure we also have quests on Jack Marcus and White Bitch. I could be wrong.
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CPL Jack Marius
"Of mice and men"
Publicly side with ol jack on an issue with a fellow squadie

CPL White Bitch
"There might be bones, but I'm no necromancer"
Fuck. A lot.

I'll be honest WB's might not be right.
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Made me laugh. Thank you.
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>There might be bones, but i'm no necromancer
Kek
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Kekles and shekels.

CPL 'White Bitch's companion quest is complete. I think I've updated it in the pastebin before the Skald GLORY incident.

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”This isn’t some band of Isabella Sisters advertising our location and wares to all passersby. Have a fire, but put it against the wall. Shield it however you can, and if the men bitch about the smoke in their eyes tell them it’s that or nothing and no hot food to boot. Talk is fine if you keep it down. We’re not on vay-fekking-cation.”

”Wots vacation?” An anonymous Trooper whinges, just below your hearing. ”Like we’d know…”

”Just do as the LT says, dimwit.” CPL ‘White Bitch’ snarls, raising her fist as if she was about to backhand the whole platoon herself if she has to.

As the camp begins to take shape, some cut down trees serving as sharpened stakes on the more severely crumbling sections of the perimeter, you notice a small inlet on the North wall. It was probably a tower of some sort, judging from the rotted stairs, but it has long since sunken to be lower than the very well it was supposed to look out over.

Vines and moss cover the mural within, you brush them aside with a sweep of your gauntlet. It shows a man with a halo fleeing an obsidian castle or tower of some sorts, the next panel is the same man kneeling at the foot of an impressive looking man in a throne. Probably Skarling himself. The other panels are faded through, except the second last. It shows the obsidian tower in flames. The inscription below are almost just as hard to make out, you can derive

======== sins against man, beast and G==== They did not ==== One of their ====his name === Judas urged his companions not to take par= == === =ouls would be ======= forev== They did not lis=== in tears he ==== and begged the Breaker of K====s for aid. So grea=== === === fury ==== of ten and ==== none survived, ==== ===== ===== only Etraxis ======ed.

”Etraxis…” You murmur, you had heard the mage in Kresden call your employer that.

Something stirs in response. There is an energy here.

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>Use Black Tongue and attempt to coax this spirit out.[Courage] Add in anything in particular you'd like to say or ask it.

>Leave this place. Questions like this have no safe answers. [Clever]
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>>1351428
>>Use Black Tongue and attempt to coax this spirit out.[Courage]
Who resides here! Tell me your story!
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>>1351431 this seems good
>>Use Black Tongue and attempt to coax this spirit out.[Courage]
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>>1351428
Supporting >>1351431
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>>1351431
Seconding.
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>Use Black Tongue and attempt to coax this spirit out.[Courage]
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>>1351428
>Use Black Tongue and attempt to coax this spirit out.[Courage]

"Though your companion's souls may be forfeit, I have need of yours. Rise saint of men. Heed these words and stand before a Prince."
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>>1351428
>Use Black Tongue and attempt to coax this spirit out.[Courage] Add in anything in particular you'd like to say or ask it.

I come in service to the black company, what of Etraxis's past?
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>>1351428
>>Leave this place. Questions like this have no safe answers. [Clever]
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>>1351434
>>1351435
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>>1351443
Okay.

>>1351444
This guy knows when shit is above his pay-grade.


>DC 60 [Medium]
>+10 Black Tongue
>+5 Amplified by Blackthorn Armour
>+10 Mortal Soul
>DC 85


0 = You bit off more than you can chew.
1= The spirit does not respond.
2 = The spirit answers, but its answer are cryptic.
3 = You have a NAME. Or part of a name at least.


I require 3 rolls of 1d100, please.

>(1) Roll

>(2) MBFH
-Yes, Tier I
-Yes, Tier II
-No (no entry will be assumed no)

Time to SUMMON.
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>1351448
>-No (no entry will be assumed no)
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>1351448
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>1351448
Yes, Tier I
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Rolled 85 (1d100)

>>1351448
This is going to end badly, isn't it?
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>1351448
>>1351448

I will bind your soul to my sword, SPIRIT!
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>>1351457
Oooh, I like this idea. Bind him by his grievance with the Necromancer. He'd be sorta like Mask.
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>>1351458
That's a neat trick to pull! But it'd be wasted on such a weak on fading revenant.

>>1351452
>>1351453
>>1351454
>3 Success!
>You have a NAME. Or part of a name at least

"Who resides here! Tell me your story!

”Who… who… why… why… A chill breeze sweeps past you, certainly unnatural given that no trees sway in the wind tonight. ”Must I… Must I… be punished more?”

”Easy, old ghost. I not here to punish anyone…. I just want to listen to your story. About your old pal Etraxis.” You’re surpised at how calm you are. You guess after dealing with possessed-children, daemons and Dragons regular old revenants lose some of their dread in comparison.

”I only…. I only… wanted to do what was right.” The spirit sounds piteous, full of regret. ”To make…. To make… them stop. Stop hurting others…. I did not know. He will never forgive me… Etraxis? …. Etraxis?... No that’s what they called him..….”

”A name, ghost, give me a name!” If you have the name… Part of you doesn’t even want that kind of knowledge. Dangerous knowledge, the kind that gets people more than just killed.

”He will… he will…He will never forgive me…” The voice dies down to less than a whisper, you have to crane your neck to hear anything. ”My… my… brother… brother… Anton… Aton…”

”Anton? Just Anton? Antonius? Antony? Antonias? Father damn it, spirit, answer me!”
But the spirit is gone. Dissipated perhaps, like fabric that falls apart after being left alone for ages.

”Fek!”

You turn around only to nearly bowl over Trooper Kid, who is meekly holding a cloth and vial of oil, not sure what to make of their boss raising his voice at the masonry. They give you a basic signal, indicating your chestplate.

”Weapon. Clean. Armour. Oil clean now?”

You look down, the blood spatters from your Skald duels having well and truly dried. No matter how magical the weapon or armour, you have to maintain it or it will turn into so much scrap metal.

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>”Right. Give it a clean while I talk to this Heir-Apparent. But I’ll be wearing it to bed tonight.” [Elite]

>”No, I leave it on. Clean what you can on the outside, don’t bother with the inside fittings.” [Clever]

>”Save it until we get back to Kresden, Call me paranoid, but I’ll run the risk of rust.” [Experience]

>”I could use a break actually, stretch my muscles a little. Maybe sleep well for once.” [Courage]
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>>1351468
>>”Save it until we get back to Kresden, Call me paranoid, but I’ll run the risk of rust.” [Experience]
No one is stabbing me, no sir
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>>1351468
>>”Right. Give it a clean while I talk to this Heir-Apparent. But I’ll be wearing it to bed tonight.” [Elite]
Yeah better check on him now
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>>1351468
>”Save it until we get back to Kresden, Call me paranoid, but I’ll run the risk of rust.” [Experience]
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>>1351468
>”No, I leave it on. Clean what you can on the outside, don’t bother with the inside fittings.” [Clever]
Bring the heir into the mansion so we can watch him while we clean our armor.
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>>1351468
>>”I could use a break actually, stretch my muscles a little. Maybe sleep well for once.” [Courage]
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>>”Right. Give it a clean while I talk to this Heir-Apparent. But I’ll be wearing it to bed tonight.” [Elite]
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>>1351468
>”Save it until we get back to Kresden, Call me paranoid, but I’ll run the risk of rust.”

If we can't hear Kid coming up behind us, an assassin'll have an easy time. Better to have something on us until we can let our guard down.
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>>1351468
>>”Save it until we get back to Kresden, Call me paranoid, but I’ll run the risk of rust.” [Experience]
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>>1351468
>”Right. Give it a clean while I talk to this Heir-Apparent. But I’ll be wearing it to bed tonight.” [Elite]
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I'm going to assume the 'brother' is referring to him as a battle-brother and not blood related.

Regardless, I think doing as much research on Judas as possible is probably a smart move.
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>>1351468
>”No, I leave it on. Clean what you can on the outside, don’t bother with the inside fittings.” [Clever]
Armor stays on, but clean the outside at least.
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>”Save it until we get back to Kresden, Call me paranoid, but I’ll run the risk of rust.” [Experience]
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>>1351483
Good point. People in secret societies and cults often refer to each other as "brothers".

Still, there is obviously a connection between this Saint Judas and our employer. Perhaps we should ask Trooper Saint about this Saint Judas, after we talk to the heir. Maybe she'll start geeking out about her religion and forget to stab us entirely.
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I think this is a general vote to leave the armour on, but talk to the boy-heir anyway?

Writing.
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>Small chance of Rust upon return (Temporary degrade, can be repaired with Gelt unless severe)
>Retain Well-Equipped III tonight

After Dark
Out of the corner of your eye you see Trooper Saint avidly watching Trooper Nissar Belhamun deal out another hand of Wendelt Fives. SGT ‘Bad Hand’ catches your eye and gives you a nod. CPL ‘Jack’ Marcus. Trooper ‘Pelt’ and Mask are all conveniently locate at different chokepoints in the ruins. Trooper Kid is struggling to sew a Skald patch onto your banner’s victory tags in the dim firelight. You sit in the shadows, barely visible in your Blackthorn Armour. You know you should be cold, but you don’t really feel it.

Opposite you the tied up heir-apparent sways slightly back and forth. There’s not much in the way of interesting conversation in your part of the camp. The boy-heir has clearly seen better days, drugged out of his mind and looking a far better suit for their pauper’s costume than they did when he first ran into you.

”Bluh…” The heir to the Neumunster throne stares at you with unfocused eyes. None of this is his fault really. Until a couple of months ago the grandson of second youngest brother of the Emperor would never have been considered the next in line (or something like that, CPL ‘Jack’ Marcus tried to explain it to you once). The loss of almost all the immediate Imperial line in Sarsburg has really shaken things up.

Really, this is just a young kid out of his depth. Off gallivanting with adventurers instead of being groomed for the throne. And now… odds are he’ll die because of it. Kidnapping him, killing his friends, drugging him to the point that he doesn’t know up from down. A small, insignificant part of you feels bad even without Saint scolding you. Or maybe it’s because you’re getting used to Saint’s scoldings. Either way it’s certainly not a large enough part to make you do anything about it.

Any sympathy you have for the boy rapidly disappears after he becomes sick on your boots.

”The pretty lights…” The kid slurs, rolling over halfway through his own sick.
’Pretty…”

”Uh, damnit. ‘Kid’ can you help him up? See if you can-“ You pause, noticing the boy-heir holding out a white pebble in his vomit-stained palm, still bound by rope. ”What the heck is that? Kid take it off of him!”

”Pretty lights…”

Temuel von Brachen, last surviving member of the von Brachen branch and heir-apparent to the Neumunster Imperial throne, squeezes his eyes shut tightly. The orb in his hand pulses once and your entire world erupts into LIGHT.

[1/2]
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Oh fuuuuuuuck
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>>1351501
We get an open roll, hold your horses
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[2/2]
>Ruin: Secure Camp +20DC Prevent Casualties roll
>Disoriented Personal -15DC
>Disoriented Platoon -10DC Prevent Casualties (reduced by -5 due to Light/Noise discipline)

Your head is a jumble of distorted sounds and dancing lights. Like fairies, except blinding instead of pretty and painfully loud and dulled all at once.

”=====der attack! ===== cover!”

An arrow flits into the dirt in front of you, another flicking off the cobblestone wall. You can hear the impacts on the stones. Your men stumble around, some already ducking in cover but a dazed view unaware of the danger. Trooper Harper yelps as he kicks over the fire, the orange dots joining the white ones in your head.

You thought you saw… something run past into the woods, not from the South where the arrows are coming from. The West. Not something… Someone. They were carrying a bundle… The princeling! He’s gone!

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>Stay here, defend the ruins. Protect your men with single-minded determination. [Auto-Success Prevent Casualties, Hostage Auto-escapes]

>Charge out from the ruins into the woods, South and West, if you rush them you can chase them off and still have time to search the woods. [Medium Prevent Casualties DC. High Hostage escape risk]

>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]

>Try to rally a few of your men to follow you, you will lose precious time gathering them and precious more time catching up to this figure. [Low Prevent Casualties DC, Medium Hostage escape risk]

>Write in [Clever]

I’m just walking the dogs. Take your time.
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>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]
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>>1351505
>Have everyone haul ass after the heir. Smile. Use the FLRE. [Clever]
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>>1351505
>>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]
That Prince is worth his weight in gold
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>>1351505
>>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]
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Give Chase.

Well it's fucking 3 am for me now. I hope to see something good when I wake up.
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>>1351505
>Try to rally a few of your men to follow you, you will lose precious time gathering them and precious more time catching up to this figure.

Smiles. He can track, right? Then White Bitch, seeing as she's a ranger. Mask for the insurance.
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>>1351508
Gorgas way too far away
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>>1351505

>>1351508
This if possible (pretty sure it's not)
Otherwise
>Run to the heir, yell for mask and the morning light to follow you
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>>1351515
He attacked the column early in the morning. Considering it is now night, maybe he's returned/returning to the city, so he may be in range.
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>>1351505

>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]

Yell instructions to Bad hand to have the Grenn Track you through the woods and ambush anyone who you start fighting.
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>>1351505
>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]
>Also: Use FLRE. If nothing else, better lighting will let us see the enemy, and recover from the flashbang faster.
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>>1351518
I think that we're a couple days or a week away from Kresden at least
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>>1351518
we should promise him all the enemy's he kills he can eat besides the traitor and the prince
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>>1351521
no we are a days walk from kresden
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>>1351521
We're less than a full days steady march out.
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>>1351505
>Give chase after the figure that went into the woods immediately! [Low Prevent Casualties DC. Hostage does not escape (if you win)]
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give command to someone before we run for it the rroops need a leader
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>>1351530
Give it to bad hand.
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I have a suspicion that Saint is behind this somehow
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>>1351535
whoever is behind this it ends tonight
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>>1351515
>>1351508
Sorry, no FLRE. You are a little more than a days march from Kresden and Asgorga would be approaching from Manzer Pass so he wouldn't be crossing paths with you. And he may have overeaten anyway.

>>1351516
Hey mate, not having a go at you but as a general rule of thumb participating questers drop their trip for the thread. Worked well for Plasma in House Harrock and it's done well enough so far here. Cheers, mate.

>>1351511
Goodnight!

>>1351506
>>1351509
>>1351510
>>1351519
>>1351520
>>1351528
>>1351530

I'm back. Writing up now.
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>Make the wraith pursue the hostage while you try to fight off atackers (clever, i guess)
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>>1351541
Dang too late. Could have we done that QM?
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You grit your teeth against the splitting headache. You can’t let them get away. The hostage, the traitor… whoever it is. They will answer to you, in blood.

”Stay low, men! Bad Hand, you’re in command!” You shout into the din as you follow after the figure. At least… that what you think you say. It’s all so confusing. You stumble after the figure at first, but slowly gain your footing and break into a job. Even in your disoriented state they aren’t hard to track from the broken branches and disturbed earth, they were also wearing armour like yourself.

Behind you the ruins of the Saint Judas Abbey are illuminated with the light of a dozen flaming arrows. The flaming ones are easy to spot, and avoid. But they’re only there to draw eyes away from the near invisible bolts of steel.

>DC Medium 60
>Secure Ruins +20DC
>Disoreinted -10DC
>DC 70

0 = 3 Casualties.
1 = 2 Casualties
2 = 1 Casualty
3 = 0 Casualties.


3 rolls of 1d100.

No MBFH. Time to STAY LOW.


>>1351542
Unfortunately not. Barring specific rituals (one that a friendly cultist might assist in, if you were willing to risk the knowledge leaking out) the spirit is too weak to even answer anymore questions, let alone follow your orders.
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>1351547
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>1351547
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Let´s get lucky
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>1351547
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

you guys suck
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>>1351538
I haven't read this rule and I've been playing and leaving my trip on on occasion since trooper Nissar was possessed, but whatever, I'll drop it.
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>>1351547
dice+1d100
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>>1351553
Guess we got lucky
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>>1351557
Nice, a seasoned campaigner! Yeah sorry, it hasn't come up much.


>>1351550
>>1351551
>>1351553

We will roll on the casualty results in the aftermath. Trooper Kid's novice medic does reduce severity by one for the first two casualties. Unless they are one!
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You’re fit, or at least you like to think so. Even in full-plate you should have been able to catch up to this person hefting a burden quickly enough. But in your dazed and staggered state it takes a long time to gain on them, the fire from the flames surrounding the ruins barely visible through the trees. The light drizzling rain does nothing to put them out.

You pause for a moment, panting. Your sense of direction of is all fekked up but you can tell that the tracks stop here in this ditch…

”Sir.”
A soft hand on your shoulder, a familiar touch.
”Why couldn’t you just stay put?”

You whip around at the woman’s voice, eyes widening in recognition. Of all the potential suspects, you didn’t really think it was going to be them.

[1/2]
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Any bets on whether or not one of our casualties will be the traitor? I mean, otherwise we're looking at 3 dead pals and that's some real shit right there
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SAINT? BITCH? HIRSUN?
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>>1351584
woman + not expected= white bitch
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maybe she is that "Murder" lad

>>1351585
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Schuster
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>>1351579

Its fucking legless Jenny isn't it?

Fucking cunt.
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>>1351590
kek
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>>1351590
Is this the kind of loyalty a power armor wheelchair buys, Jenny? You were the chosen one!
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>>1351590
>>1351592

Get back here you sides!

Also, kek
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QM will be able to use his blood for mine on the casualties or is this a in the moment ability
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>>1351591
>>1351592

Goddamn.

She still had her hands and uses them to stab us in the back.

Fucking ungrateful Stump dragger.
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>>1351579
>Of all the potential suspects, you didn’t really think it was going to be them.
Fuuuu the suspense!
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>>1351590
>>1351596
Dark Father of Keks, save my sides.

>>1351595
You weren't present, so no unfortunately not. It has to be in the heat of battle, not a medic-type deal.


>>1351579

[2/2]

”Tar-HURK”

A searing pain in your armpit, sudden warmth of blood flowing down your side. The gap where you cauldron meets your chest… You shove your assailant back, but she’s already stepped out of your way.

‘White Bitch’ Tara always did know exactly where to hit men at their weakest.

You slip on some dead leaves, slumping against a fallen tree for support. This isn’t just the disorientating flash… this is something else, a cloying feeling in your veins. Poison?

”Gods fekking damn it, Prince.” The traitor hisses. ”It didn’t have to go down like this. You could have stayed back there, sat through a few fekking arrows and left it at that! Shit!"

She stands there looking down at you, her shock of white hair illuminated in the dim moonlight. She’s angry, which you’ve seen plenty of, but also upset. A rarer expression.

”Fek-Fek-Fek! Shitting Gods and shitting luck of a second-rate whore, I just knew it would
somehow come to this. Ever since I saw you tear apart those Skalds, I knew you weren’t going to overlook this one. That’d I’d have to do this sooner or later, now or years from now on the run.”
There’s regret in her eyes as she steps over you with a bloody dagger held in a sure grip. Doesn’t look like nearly enough regret there to make her hesitate though. You always liked that about her, that she didn’t hesitate to do a thing. ”I’m sorry, Prince. But you know as well as I do that if I don’t end this now you’ll hunt me down to the ends of the fekking earth. I’m sorry, I really am. You were my kind of bad-to-the-fekking-bones boss and a fantastic roll in the hay to boot. Going to miss your dick as much as you if I’m being perfectly fekking honest here."

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>LT ‘Prince’ has been backstabbed! -6HP [14/25 HP]
>LT ‘Prince’ is Poisoned! (-3 HP per Combat Round)
>LT ‘Prince’ is Wounded! -5DC in Personal Combat

(1) You try to muster the strength to stand up. To fight through this. You just have one thing to say to the woman you've been sharing a bed with for the past couple of weeks.

>”Tara…Why?” [Experience]

>”You’re dead, Bitch.” [Courage]

>”It’s not too late, CPL.” [Elite]

>”Ah, you were an average fek anyway.” [Clever]
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>>1351600
It's 'Murder' isn't it?
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>>1351602
>”Tara…Why?” [Experience]
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>”Tara…Why?” [Experience]
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>>1351602
>Choose your dying words more carefully you stupid fekker
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>>1351602
>cauldron
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>>1351602
>”You’re dead, Bitch.” [Courage]
And then stick our Ajiyimad gun in her mouth one last time.
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I won't let the necromancer have your corpse
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>It’s not too late, CPL

Since it hasn´t been Saint, I thing we can spare a bit of mercy. IF she refuses, shank her rightly.
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>>1351602
>”Tara…Why?” [Experience]
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>>1351609
Man, I even went back and corrected it from paudron. I'm going to grab dinner and a coke, wake myself up a little.
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>>1351611
burn her and grind the bones to dust, yea? with our boot heels, yea?

Also guys, Tara... Why? is a real anime death flag
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>>1351616
Not if we chop off her head first. Remember Ubreakable.
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>>1351602
>>”You’re dead, Bitch.” [Courage]
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>>1351602
>”You’re dead, Bitch.” [Courage]
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I'm going for tara why then we shoot her mid monologue
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>>1351602

>”Ah, you were an average fek anyway.” [Clever]

You guys are getting way too worked up. She's not our first priority, the damn prince is.
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>Use the FLRE

I know that Ascorga is miles away, but if the fight finishes early or if there is any kind of reinforcements coming they will know where to find us. Besides, the bright light might blind Tara and gain us a little more time.
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>>1351623
yer the fekking prince is the main priority someone else must have him so it's time to get in her mind and find out where
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>>1351625
by this I mean it's time to dominate her mind like the dragons
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>>1351602
>”Tara…Why?” [Experience]
Always gather information BEFORE you kill the enemy!
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>>1351623
Just want to take her down a peg, I mean she thinks she's worth all that effort? To hunt her to the end of days all the way to the end of the earth? She's just a traitor. Let this stupid mewling be her last words.
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So the poison isn't gonna magically stop after we beat her, we should try no to go HAM on her so we don't destroy the antidote.
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>>1351629
We'll just use His Blood for Mine to counter the poison, no worries there.
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>>1351629
this is why we should go mind control route we get all the accomplices and find out what the poison is
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>>1351631
You think we can do that, just shout loud enough in the dark tongue until we stick it into her brain?
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>>1351633
we won a mind game with a ancient dragon if we can't beat her we don't deserve to live
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>>1351635
It's a really dumb idea but if we get to vote I'm all for it
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Please vote for one-liners to say to White Bitch while we fight her.

>”Ah, you were an average fek anyway.”

>"You're fired."

>"Out of all the people who have ever stabbed me, you're only... the third prettiest."

>"I might fek your corpse one more time for old time's sake. No promises."

>"I know you have some sick fetishes, CPL, but this is a fekking poor way to seduce a man."

>"... Was it something I said?"

>"I'm breaking up with you."
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>>1351637
are fek it then I just get the feeling that she's a decoy and bad hands got the prince because he covered for her and blamed saint right after that
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>>1351635
>>1351633
>>1351631
>>1351626
>>1351637
Only creatures of darkness are really susceptible to this kind of domination, not just your regular shitty human beings. You can intimidate a normal mortal sure, but that requires a position of power and supremacy (or the appearance of such).

>>1351606
>>1351607
>>1351613
>>1351622
>>1351627
”Tara…Why?”

You never made the mistake of assuming the sex meant something more than what it was. But it's hard to be that close with someone and not get a little familiar. You just want to know what drove her to betray her brothers and sisters like this.

”Why? You fekking idiot, the Gelt, that’s why!” CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara snarls. ”You think you could wave a whelp literally worth his weight in gold in front of folk who are paid to fight for a fraction of that a year? That no one would think to cash in on that ticket out of this kind of life?”

She leans in, dagger angled towards your throat. You can feel her hot breath against your face through your visor… so much less erotic than the times before.

”Don’t ‘Tara’ me, Prince. We’re not the fekking same. I’ve done some bad shit, and this is damn near at the bottom of it, but only because I had to. You –enjoy- this shit, damn it. You –live- for it. Not all of us want this, to fight and cry and die in the fekking mud. Me? I wanna retire to a nice villa by the sea and drink and fek and laugh. I want out, Prince, you hear me? I want out!

”That can be arranged.”

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(1) Initiate combat. While ‘White Bitch’ has been talking…

> You’ve been suppressing your simmering rage so far. No longer. [Courage[ Use My Blood For His II to cleanse the poison. (No DC Bonus first use if used for this).]

>You have subtly angled the Ajiyimad Pistol at her leg, it’s not a kill-shot but it will damn well make an impression. [Elite]

>You’ve been waiting for her to lean in close enough for a headbutt.This will hurt her a lot more than it will you. [Experience]

>You’ve been angling the FLRE upwards. Your men may still be busy, but someone will hopefully come running. [Clever]
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>>1351642
>You have subtly angled the Ajiyimad Pistol at her leg, it’s not a kill-shot but it will damn well make an impression. [Elite]

Crippling her is a good way to start a battle, we can FLRE afterwards
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>>1351642
Quick question, QM. How will the poison affect Prince after battle, assuming that we don't cleanse it with MBFH II? Can we make it back to camp safely? Or we'll just stumble for a few minutes and then die?
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>>1351642
2 ways we can do this
gun then finish her quick
mbfh 2 then fight it out
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>>1351642
Just got an idea.
>Write in
>You've been angling the FLRE... At White Bitch.
That'll at least blind her for sure, and give us some pretty lights for this emotional moment.
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>>1351642
I want to aim the FLRE at HER.

BURN HER. THE TRAITOR
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>>1351642
>> You’ve been suppressing your simmering rage so far. No longer. [Courage[ Use My Blood For His II to cleanse the poison. (No DC Bonus first use if used for this).]
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>>1351646
Yeah, nah.
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>>1351648
Isn't the ammo for the FLRE a giant metal magic ball?

DOUBLE DAMAGE
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>>1351648
>>1351649
I think you guys might be overestimating how much punch a flare gun packs compared to a musket pistol.
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>>1351648
>>1351649

This is also an option, it will have some of the effect of the Aji Pistol but a decreased likelihood of help arriving soon.
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>We are a company of warriors. WE fight together, WE die together and if push comes to shove, WE betray our employer together. You are fired, traitor (use the flre at her)

Schuster gonna get a partner
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>> You’ve been suppressing your simmering rage so far. No longer. [Courage[ Use My Blood For His II to cleanse the poison. (No DC Bonus first use if used for this).]
then double down with a leaping countour +gun plus MBFH 2
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>>1351654
If it hits her in the face or mouth, I'm satisfied
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>>1351642
>You have subtly angled the Ajiyimad Pistol at her leg, it’s not a kill-shot but it will damn well make an impression. [Elite]

Anons... we, err, we might need to capture her alive. She still needs to tell us where the heir went.
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>>1351657
>This
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>>1351656

Edit, if you get with a cooler phrase. The ending doesn´t really cut it and besides I´m not that good at English
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>>1351642

>You have subtly angled the Ajiyimad Pistol at her leg, it’s not a kill-shot but it will damn well make an impression. [Elite]
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>>1351642
>You have subtly angled the Ajiyimad Pistol at her leg, it’s not a kill-shot but it will damn well make an impression. [Elite]

Time to give Jenny a playmate.
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>>1351642
>"Black Hearts. Cold Steel. Dark deeds. But tonight, you're getting burned."
>Then, fire her.
>Literally
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if where going for shooting her use the flare save the combat gun for the fight
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>>1351658
Remember that she has her head very close to ours. We're poisoned, tired, disoriented, and firing from an awkward sitting position. And reloading the gun will take turns. Aiming for her head might not be a smart idea.

Prince is probably aiming for leg because he can't possibly miss from that angle.
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>>1351663
Limbless Tara? I'm down with that

After we're through with her could we get the cultists to get her soul? It'd be such a waste of a soul.

Making her work even after death kek
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>>1351642
>You have subtly angled the Ajiyimad Pistol at her leg, it’s not a kill-shot but it will damn well make an impression. [Elite]
We need to capture her alive to find out the heir's location

Once we find that out, she will face a court martial in front of the entire platoon. We are not a monster, we are an officer - let's fekking act like it.
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>>1351665
Hopefully she will have a severe and permanent combat penalty from having a fractured femur. That's better than an one-time bonus.
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>>1351602
>”Ah, you were an average fek anyway.” [Clever]

It's a shame we couldn't predict it, but this woman isn't a big deal. Brush her off and get to work.
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>>1351667
imagine the conversation
tara: what are you gong to do to me
prince: turn you into currency I can give to demons
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>>1351671
We can always fire the FLRE at her during the second round of combat.
>"You're fired."
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>>1351672
Evidence that the Captain is and always be Best Girl
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>>1351667
well, she said we enjoyed this, might as well make it count.
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>>1351672
Holy shit I slowpoked this, F5 didn't show anything new...
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>>1351667

Take her soul out.

Put it in the sword.

She will be part of the life she wanted to leave, forever.
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>>1351677
Truly we are Best LT

... Just ignore the casualties, the Dragon, and the great Below Aura of RAEP
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After capturing her, we could have a cultist write runes in the inside of her stomach or her guts, and later send her into enemy territory in a suicide mission (recover the Tear, maybe)

If she ever tries to take an action which doesn´t further in any way her mission she explodes in a rain of gore and blood.
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>>1351645
>>1351662
>>1351663
>>1351666
>>1351668

Lieutenant 'Prince', 7th Kreigstrom Platoon, Black Company [14/25 HP]
vs
CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara, 7th Kreigstrom Platoon, Black Company [15/15 HP]

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You have active:
(1) Runestone Regen = +1 HP Per Combat Round (stacks with Unbreakable)
(2) Sword of Sovereignty = No DC penalty from first Order in combat round
(3) Cloak of Command = Unlimited Orders, penalty still applies, +1DC for each skill point in Officer
(4) Hidden Daggers = Reduce enemy ‘Got-The-Drop’ Bonus by -10DC.



'White Bitch’ has active:
(1)No-String-Attached: +5DC to Quiet-like options
"She's good with her hands. Scary good."
(2) Fights Dirty: Double effect of ‘Wounded’ and ‘Grievously Wounded’
”Kick ‘em while they’re down.”


(1)Attack
> Use Ajiyimad Pistol (+30DC)


(2)Stance (Invalid in first round, still getting off the ground)
>None

(3) Orders: Not Applicable
>None

(4)Abilities
>Use My Blood For His (-2 HP, +10 DC)
>Use My Blood for His II (-5HP, +30DC)
>No Ability

------------------------------------------------

Everything else is already chose, just a vote on MBFH please.
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>>1351688
>Use My Blood For His (-2 HP, +10 DC)
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>>1351688
>Use My Blood For His (-2 HP, +10 DC)
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>>1351688
>Use MBFH
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>>1351688
RAIDER REGENDARY BLESS OUR ROLL
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>Use My Blood For His (-2 HP, +10 DC)
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will get 3 hp after her death so take that ito consideration so we can leave so blood to cleanse the poison
after this round we will be at 9 HP because of mbfh and poison
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>>1351696
>implying we're killing her if we don't have to
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>>1351697
where killing her because we won';t last two rounds fekking hell
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>>1351689
>>1351690
>>1351692

>Lieutenant ‘Prince’ [12/25 HP]
Clever II (+10), Elite II (+10), Courageous I (+5), Experience I (+5), Well-Equipped III (+15), Cloak of Command (+4), Ajiyimad Pistol (+30), Disorentated (-15DC), Wounded (-10) = +64DC

*Ajiyimad Pistol =+30DC
*My Blood For His I = +10DC, -2HP

>CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara [15/15 HP]
Cruell II (+10), Quick II (+10), Experience I (+5), Elite I (+5) Well Equipped II (+10), Well Armed I (+5), Got-The-Jump (+15) = 60DC

*Double ‘Wounded’ Effect
*+5 Got-the-Jump

>DC 54
>3 rolls of 1d100.

Time for YOU’RE FIRED.
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>1351700
IT'S BEEN REVOKED
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>1351700
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

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Rolled 43 (1d100)

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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>1351700

Dark Father preserve us.
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>>1351704
doesn't count, no quote

right?

RIGHT?
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>>1351704
hahahahahahaha
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>>1351704
AHAHHAHHAHAAHA
WHEW
...
We're fekked.
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>>1351704
I guess we're playing as Saint now.
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>>1351704
At last.
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>>1351704

Save your family´s honour anon. Commit seppuku
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>>1351710

Do the rolls have to be linked or no?

>>1351711
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>>1351704

As usual, Prince is hopeless around women.
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>>1351707
After we stole all of his toys away in the last thread, you think he's going to miss this chance to fuck us right back?
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>>1351711
is this straight to death or do we get unbreakable
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>>1351714

In all honesty, anon here is making a very good point, right?
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>>1351718
no we are fecked
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>>1351704
Dark Father is dissapoint son
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>>1351704
HOW WILL WE IMPRESS THE CAPTAIN NAO? ;_;
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>>1351721

Let me believe. I WANT TO BELIEVE
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>>1351723
tfw tara is going to get chased by the captain across the land
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>>1351715
>>1351716
>>1351724
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well I'm going to sleep I don't think I can handle this train wreck any longer
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>>1351726

QM, wouldn´t be apropiate for us to enter the bargaining pahse?
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>>1351726
This is gonna involve more corpses than Train to Busan...
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>>1351731
I'm already at depression
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>>1351731
I'm at acceptance
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>>1351726
Are you gonna Roll for Tara? ...please?
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>>1351737
she's gonna roll a 1 anon, you know she is
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well if QM lets have unbreakable just spam mbfh 2 if we run out of blood we just become the lich prince
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>>1351737
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>>1351700
>>1351704
Welp. Good quest everyone. I look forward to your next project, QM.
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>>1351736
me 2.

inb4 next post is last post of session and ends on cliffhanger.
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yeah it was a good quest, too bad we didn't explore the back stories of the others more
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>>1351746
Don't you think you're over-reacting a bit? We haven't even seen what's happening. A critfail dosen't necessairly mean we die, but something horrible happens.
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>>1351747
>A critfal in combat
>while posind
>while unsurpported
>we just got stabbed again
>the woman who stabbed us ties up loose ends
WE ARE FEKKED
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>1351747
and the QM stated death is death we are not getting second chances
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>>1351751
Oh, i'm sure of that.
>>1351752
I also know this, but dying due to a single shitty roll seems kinda dickish.
Anyway, let's see what happens.
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>DISASTER!
>100-54 = 46
>46/5 =9.2
>9.2 x 2 CRITICAL = 18 Damage
>LT ‘Prince’ has been SLAIN? [-6/25 HP]

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”Consider yourself fired!” You growl into ‘White Bitch’s face as you pull the trigger.

FZZzt

You and White Bitch both stare down at the muzzle of your holstered Ajiyimad Pistol pressed against her leg. It appears that your usually trusty pistol has had its fuse dampened by the light drizzle of the night.

”Huh.” CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara gives you a bemused grunt. ”Well how ‘bout that.”

Then she stabs you in the face with her dagger, shoving it in all the way up to the hilt.
-----------------------------------------

>Unbreakable ACTIVATED! Continue to fight for 1d6 rounds!

>Black Hand of Father ACTIVATED! No HP Penalty for MBFH in ‘Unbreakable’ rounds! There are other costs though…

> Hidden Effect Even IF he survives, Prince will never be the same…
WILL TWO BRAVE ANONS STEP FORWARD?!

>(1) One single roll of a 1d6 for Unbreakable!

>(2) One single roll of a 1d100, DC 33. If you beat it you are restored to 1HP after the last Unbreakable round.
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>1351755

Come on, I was born a gambler
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>1351755
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Rolled 4 (1d6)

>>1351755
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>>1351755
Can we roll a will check to resist the Dark Father if it's even at all possible?
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Fuck I was too slow.
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>stabs you in the face with her dagger
we lost an eye then didn't we
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>>1351758
You're a horrible gambler anon...

>>1351759

THANK YOU
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>>1351764
Or Brain Damage.
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>>1351755
It's been a good run...
But i can't wait to see her face when we rise up with a hole through our skull.
Also, we should shoot the FLRE anyway. At least someone will come and rescue our corpse.
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>>1351755
So, how does unbreakable works, is Prince immortal for 4 turns now or is he dead after first damage?
>>1351765
>One single roll
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>>1351768
>rescue
I mean retrieve.
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>>1351755
I blame the anons who wanted to fuck Tara. We should've stayed true to the Captain. /Anger stage
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>>1351755

> There are other costs though…

Let me guess, we're going to trade our soul to survive, aren't we?
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>>1351772
Damn it. We're Dark Father'd
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>>1351772
You know, we still have that OTHER soul...
Deal with the devil when?
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I guess the lore behind this would be instead of using our blood we are using the dark fathers
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>>1351772
Our soul is more or less the Dark Father's right now, with a bit of wiggling. He'd just have to be patient about it.
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I would advocate for not using My Blood for His the following rounds. This is a personal affair, I we will solve it as ourselves, not as the Drak Father´s puppet.
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>>1351761
No need. You can just not use that juicy +DC bonus it grants you. You don't -have- to use it after all.
Maybe that has been the will check all along!

>>1351765
Only one roll is accepted, anon. Only the first.

>>1351760
FOUR MORE ROUNDS! FOUR MORE ROUNDS!

>>1351769
If you take damage that adds up to your negative equivalent of full health you are instantly dead. You're currently at [-6/25 HP]

-------------------------------

”Well…” CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara tugs at the dagger but it’s stuck, squelching slightly as. She leans back, looking at the freshly made corpse. ”I guess that’s that”

Prince’s corpse is still shaking a little. Last nerve tremors it looks like. She stands up, wiping her bloody hand on her pants. She steps over the corpse, another one-time friend back in the cold mud. Not even the first she’d put there herself.

”Right, we should get going, squirt. I mean- your Lordship…sire? Anyway…” She nods at the trussed up bundle sotwed under a hollow trunk. Their usually unfocused eyes are staring behind her with a terrified intensity. ”What are you…”

CPL ‘White Bitch’ stiffens, eyes wide and nostrils flaring. There’s a sinister rustle of leaves as the man she just killed slowly rises to his feet behind her.

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Lieutenant 'Prince', 7th Kreigstrom Platoon, Black Company [-6/25 HP]
vs
CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara, 7th Kreigstrom Platoon, Black Company [15/15 HP]

----------------------------

You have active:
(1) Runestone Regen = +1 HP Per Combat Round (stacks with Unbreakable/Countered by Poison)
(2) Sword of Sovereignty = No DC penalty from first Order in combat round
(3) Cloak of Command = Unlimited Orders, penalty still applies, +1DC for each skill point in Officer
(4) Black Hand of Father = No HP penalty for MBFH
(5) Unbreakable = Prince can fight for 4 more rounds.


'White Bitch’ has active:
(1)No-String-Attached: +5DC to Quiet-like options
"She's good with her hands. Scary good."
(2) Fights Dirty: Double effect of ‘Wounded’ and ‘Grievously Wounded’
”Kick ‘em while they’re down.”
(3) Scared: -5DC


(1)Attack
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)


(2)Stance (Invalid in first round, still getting off the ground)
> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
> Sidewinder Wingshark (+1 Damage, +5DC)
> Addled Left-Lane Mutt (-3 Damage received, +5DC)

(3) Orders: Not Applicable

(4)Abilities
>Use My Blood For His (+10 DC)
>Use My Blood for His II (+30DC)
>No Ability
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>>1351777
*Correction: swap the second "I" for an "and
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>>1351777
we are knocking on heavens door buddy we will die without using it
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> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
>Use My Blood for His II (+30DC)
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)
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>>1351780

We will die either way. We just have the option to die fighting like a man or a god´s puppet. I don´t think that Prince deserves the latter. And neither should you.
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>>1351778
(1)Attack
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)

(2)Stance (Invalid in first round, still getting off the ground)

(3) Orders: Not Applicable

(4)Abilities
>No Ability
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>>1351786

>Sidewinger Wingsnatk
>No ability
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> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
>Use My Blood for His II (+30DC)
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)
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>>1351778
> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
>No Ability
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>>1351778
>Leaping Carnotaur
>No Ability

FUCK IT I JUST WANT HER DEAD

>Scared
>Not Terrified

We're gonna have to change that
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> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
>Use My Blood for His II (+30DC)
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)

This is a terrible idea, but damn if I don't want to see Prince go out in a blaze of glorious gore.
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>>1351778
>> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)
>> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
>>Use My Blood for His II (+30DC)
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>>1351795
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)
> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
> No Ability

RAGE against the dying of the light!
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>>1351778
>> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)
>> Leaping Carnotaur (Double Damage)
>>Use My Blood for His II (+30DC)
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>>1351778
So if Prince is at -25/25 he is dead? Am I reading that right? So he might be able to survive this.
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>>1351778
...If we get possessed by the Dark Father enough, does the sword of sovereignty turn into the Dragonslayer?
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>>1351798
I think that's just for insta-dead
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>>1351778
> Use Sword of Sovereignty (+5 DC)
>No Ability
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>>1351798
He's dead after 4 turns.
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>>1351802
Ah. Well I feel like a right bastard for rolling that 100. I liked this quest a lot.
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if we kill her soon we might be able to use his blood for mine to close our wounds hopefully
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>>1351805
Lieutenant Prince may be dead but Black Company Lives.
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>>1351808

We might be able to survive,

Rune of Regen, MBFII and then His blood for mine might save our lives.
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>>1351785
>>1351787
>>1351789
>>1351790
>>1351791
>>1351792
>>1351793
>>1351795
>>1351796
>>1351797
>>1351801

>Lieutenant ‘Prince’ [-6/25 HP]
Clever II (+10), Elite II (+10), Courageous I (+5), Experience I (+5), Well-Equipped III (+15), My Blood For His II (+30), [SOS] Well Armed I (+5), Cloak of Command (+4), Disorentated (-15), Grievously Wounded (-20) = 69DC

*My Blood For His II = +30DC
*Carnotaur = Double Damage There really is no pacing yourselves, is there?

>CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara [15/15 HP]
Cruell II (+10), Quick II (+10), Experience I (+5), Elite I (+5) Well Equipped II (+10), Well Armed I (+5), Scared (-5)= 40DC

*Fights Dirty = Double ‘Wounded’ Effects
*Scared = -5DC

>DC 79
>3 rolls of 1d100.

Time for GUTS.
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>>1351778
How much HP does his blood for mine restore? 20%? If so we'll get 5HP back if we kill Tara.

Not quite enough, we'd need to kill someone else as well. If only there was a helpless target trussed up somewhere...

The way the numbers work out this almost feels intentional.
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>>1351809
At least we protected the Captain's smile...

Good Night Sweet Prince O7 ;_;
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>1351811
Rollin Thunder.
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>1351811
Saint Redemption Quest, here I come!
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>>1351812

not really, we are up for 4 combat rounds.

MBF II removes poison,

Rune of Regen gives us +1 health for 4 rounds.

Kill Tara and we should come back.
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>>1351814
>>1351815
>>1351816
WE'RE ALIVE
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>>1351811
Are you alright? You have trouble counting to six.
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>>1351818
>>1351812

The 33% jump-start failed to kick off. Alive or dead, LT 'Prince' will not be conscious after that 4th round.

>>1351814
>>1351815
>>1351816
Noice.
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>>1351818
Not sure how the ruling works out, but we've earlier discussed the health regen, and I think it only works when we're fighting. If we kill her in one round (+1 hp) and MBFH2 to remove the poison we're at -5. Sucking her dry puts us at 0HP. I think that still counts as dead?

I guess we should've played around with her for one round before killing her so we get to +1 HP.
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>>1351811
>*Carnotaur
I thought stance is invalid in first round.
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>>1351821
Yeah I am a little fekked as far as sleep goes, but I can't just leave you guys hanging here!

I'll try to snap back to reality for just a bit longer.

>>1351823
MFBH could only counter the poison if used exclusively for that, not the DC bonus. So either way Prince would have been in the red.

>>1351824
Yup. This is Round 2.
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I´m not sure if really want to win this fight like this. Prince is not going to be the same anymore.
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>>1351825
What I wanted to say was no ability got 6 votes and MBFH five.
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>>1351831
well it depends on how the QM deals with it is it a slight change or are we now lich prince
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>>1351833
Or physical vessel for the dark father.
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>>1351833
>>1351836

Sadly, this not the type of quest where life-saving deals are free for the taking

We may have to make find a new patron before the present one makes us to pay our debt.
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>>1351836
well I think he should be somewhat forgiving since we only used i once, we didn't use it all four rounds
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>>1351840
He got us backstabbed with no roll, he's not in the forgiving mood after we wrecked his toys.
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>>1351831
We have been ignoring all warning signs so far and thrown caution to the wind, it's way too late for second thoughts.
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>>1351842
We'll, most anons were looking at the wrong traitor after all. It'd be fair to assume that if we had successfully found that WB was the traitor, this situation wouldn't have arisen.
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>>1351846
That would be relevant if we got attacked in a crowded melee but we were literally alone in the woods with a person we know is the traitor. The specific identity is irrelevant at that point. It can't be a "we were shocked it's her" thing either since she was already on our shortlist.
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>>1351843

The "it is too late now" will only get us deeper into shit.

It is never too late. Prince choose the responsability of the Officer over the promises of power that the Dark Father offered and has shown repetitive times that he doesn´t want to be feared by his men.

We have time. We just have to realize that MBFH is not the lazy, np, OP, switchblade ability that will save us from whatever stupidity we come up with.
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regardless the next write up should be sweat
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>>1351851
If it makes you feel better I have not even once added MBFH to my rolls.
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>>1351853
sweet*
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>>1351825
Hang in there.
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>>1351851
Your right I'm sure there will be no longer term dark father related repercussions from this
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>>1351858

What I meant to say is that there WILL be consequences. It´s just that there will be more consequences if we mindlessly choose to continue with "Dark Father hubando" route
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>>1351861
Black prince is still an option. All dark routes are not the same. And as I've seen we're balls deep in dark now
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>>1351861
>"Bitch, I AM the Dark Father!"

>"Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo"
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>>1351861

There are going to be consequences no matter what you do. Not using MBFH might lead to a failure at the worst time possible, for example.

MBFH is a tool. A dangerous one, sure, but a still s tool to be employed when appropriate (no, getting laid doesn't count as appropriate).
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>>1351865
>And as I've seen we're balls deep in dark now

Then why won´t we try to just stay clear of it. Going deeper isn´t gonna get us any good, and we may get out later.

>>1351871
There will be consequences, but I don´t think death is worse than Dark Father plaything. It is a useful tool, but the prize will only get steeper and steeper form here. I´d better let Prince be still human, thanks.
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>>1351875
Chill man, the dark father is the only good guy in the whole setting worth a damn. I'm sure we can cram a demon into a human host and then steal its mind if we want to be human again, no big deal!
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>>1351878
Your posts confuse me
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>>1351875

Well, you seem to assume that Dark Father = Literally Worse than Hitler. Consequences will not be pleasant, but they might not be as drastic as you think.

Besides, death is so final. Life is full of possibilities instead.
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>>1351882
Yeah I may be being a bit pessimistic, I just don´t like to put an open entrance to our soul for a being that makes us enter a murderous rage.

Anyway, gotta go. Good luck with your rolls, anons
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>>1351882
yeah the dark father seems like the god of revenge over the god of doing bad stuff for bad stuff sake if anything he will make us get his vengeance on earth so we are probably going to have to ransack some opposing gods temple
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>>1351875
Stabbed. In. The. Face.

Also if you wanted "Light and Happiness Quest Without Consequences" then you can play one of the many DB Quests.

This is good, this failure. It'll make the players play better. I thought we would have done so after losing Auntie, but Forgotten finally realized that to make the players care, you have to kill their Waifu AND their arrogance.

Maybe next time we'll remember that we were baiting a trap bringing the Royal along. Maybe we'll remember to trust nobody when searching for a spy. That this is Black Company Quest and an Officer's cruelty in pushing for discipline is to save lives. Probably not.

I'd say I hope you soft cunts learn these lessons in Syria fighting the Rus but honestly nobody deserves that.

Anyways forgotten has played rolls straight all along, start thinking of how to avoid situations where a 100 can kill us instead of wanking about.
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>>1351832
Well shit.

I've already called it and had the rolls put through. But as a concession to my stuff up I will make sure that the 'price' isn't nearly as steep as it was going to be.

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>79-17 = 62
>62/5 = 12.4
>x2 Carnotaur = 25
>CPL 'White Bitch' Tara has been struck down! [-10/15 HP]

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You’ve never been so incomprehensibly full of rage. Incoherent. Livid. She fekking stabbed you in the face!!

”That impossible, you can’t be… Gods that must hurt.” CPL ‘White Bitch’ Tara winces at the sight of you.

”Ttthhhh.” You try to say something. An agreement, or maybe a threat? It comes out in a stream of spewing blood. You don’t know how extensive the damage is, Dark Father knows you don’t –want- to know. You know it has to be bad, real bad, but you try not to think about it as you heft your Zweihander over your shoulder. All you know is that you’re not done here. Not yet.

”Look, let’s just-“

”Hrrrrr.”

It’s not so much a warcry as an animalistic growl with which you lead forward. The first swing cuts clean through an overhead branch above you, barely giving ‘White Bitch’ enough time to dive to the side. With inhuman strength your second swing cuts halfway through an ancient gnarled oak, the blade becoming stuck in the middle. You’re exposed as you give it a futile tug, but you release the hilt just as ‘White Bitch’ stabs at a gap in your shoulder blades.
A backhanded strike of your fist pummels the wind out of her, the follow up punch slams her into the ditch she ambushed you in. She scrambles to get up in time, but you move like lighting. Too fast by far for any mortal man in all that armour.

”Oh Gods…” You lift her up effortlessly, like a ragdoll. ”No please, wai-“

”Hrrrrrrrr.” A little late for negotiating, don’t you think?

You send her flying into another oak, the snap definitely not coming from a broken branch given her sudden wail of pain. Looks like she broke a lot more than just her wrist in that one. Using one arm to drag herself away from you, the traitor makes it all of about three feet before you’re standing over her. She reaches for a hidden dagger but you grab her wrist and pluck it out of her hands effortlessly, then you snap her wrist like a twig for good measure.

”No, please! I haven-” ‘White Bitch’ Tara gasps suddenly as your gauntlets tighten around her throat, cutting off the air. ”You… can’t… I “

”Hrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.” Can’t? Can’t what? End your treacherous life? Watch me.

”Haven’t…. bled…. Since… that…carrying…your seed.”

Your grip slackens a fraction. What did she just say?

[1/2]
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>>1351887
TL;DR wish we had pushed on to safety. Set sentries and fortified the fort a bit more. Not lit fires. Maybe have chained the prince to a big fek rock.

Maybe it's sour grapes. Thank fek you fekkers kept your armor on.
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>>1351890
lmao

this is so cliché i love it
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>>1351890
>Hrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>fuck were mask 2.0
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>>1351890
I'm all for not giving a fuck at this point. Bitch you stabbed me IN THE FACE
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>>1351896
She's a good girl, she was trying to turn her life around. The murder was just to spare us the burdens of alimony and child support.
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[2/2]

”*cough cough* "I swear… my blood *cough* my blood hasn’t come since our first time, after your fight with Snake. You can’t kill me, I’m pregnant with your child.” Her eyes are watery, pleading with you. Begging. She knows you could snap her neck right now. ”Please, Prince. Just… let me go. Keep the princeling, just let me go.”

You want to snarl at her, call her a liar. You barely remember that night. But something inside you knows. Somehow, something… not quite you. She’s not lying, at least not about this.

As your rage begins to subside you feel yourself weaken, physically and mentally. Set upon ending her life at all costs moments ago, now you hesitate. You could finish her… you could do it right now. Your vision is fading… even if you tied her up, she might escape before the others arrive. Or worse, explain herself away over your cooling corpse. And even if she faced the Captain’s Court… the verdict would still be death. Kiranova won’t give a damn about pregnancy. Below, do you really care about it either?

Does whatever is growing in her really give her the right to live on as your probably bleed out on the forest floor here? Death or not, you’ll almost certainly never see this supposed child of yours even if it is carried to term.

Everything is fading… soon you won’t have the strength either way. You can’t hold on much longer… You’re so tired…

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>”…” Just because you worship the Dark Father doesn’t mean you want to BE a Father. Choke this Bitch. [Finish her] [Experience]

>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

> “…” Pregnant. Wow. Maybe some small part of you will live on somewhere. Or some other sentimental shit. [Let her go] [Clever]

>” …” There are greater powers at work here. A grand design. You will not interfere. [Let her go][Courage]
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>>1351896
>>1351890
Has it even been a month? Stab her through the gut.
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>>1351899
It's been a week
Nice try


>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351899
>”…” Just because you worship the Dark Father doesn’t mean you want to BE a Father. Choke this Bitch. [Finish her] [Experience]

Does this look like the kind of world I want to bring a child in?
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

Sweetie, this is literally the lighter sentence we can give you.

Besides, your son is...well, I don't know what your son is going to be, but I don't think the world wishes to find that out.
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>>1351899
> Did anyone see her attack you? Keep her here and refuse to answer all questions.

If not possible then kill her.
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
I NEED YOU BLOOD
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

We are Kiranova's Company Man, through and through.
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>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
BTW will we absorb our childs blood aswell, we might survive this though dark father or not we are probably going to go insane
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>>1351905
Oh we know.
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>>1351899
Why wouldn't Kiranova just let us imprison her until she has the kid? Pretty sure we can use magic or something tl pacify her since maybe now people will get on Saints heroics dick less often.
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351913
We need her blood or we're dead right here.
Literally.
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>>1351913
we would be dead so she would not listen to her because she would be in a blind rage
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>>1351915
Well I thought we were just unconscious?

Whatever.

Let's drain the unborn child too then.
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>>1351916
because the captain had a thing for us
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>>1351917
And the prince.

Should have killed him from the start, it would have saved so much trouble.
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I'm quite literally nodding off here. So... you guys keep this voting/discussing/child-support-schmild-support deal going and I'll call it in the morning.

Or, since it is already morning, the later morning.

>>1351887
In the players defence, it wasn't constant abuse of Carnatoaur Stance that did it. That was just a flat roll in a bad situation. That alone won't be what gets Prince outright killed.

>>1351900
No it's been what... 2 weeks? Enough for someone to obviously miss their period, not enough to actually be showing many symptoms if any.
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For those people voting for a purely mechanic His Blood For Mine from CPL and boy-heir's health... That's not enough to bring Prince back to stabilisation. Don't be a munchkin, vote according to how you reckon LT 'Prince' would actually react.
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. Choke this Bitch. [Finish her]
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>>1351923
Goodnight QM, It's been a fantastic thread.
>>1351899
As for How Prince would act, i genuinely think he would kill her anyway. He is still overcome with rage, and whatever White Bitch would birth would be something unnatural.
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351923
In that case my vote is to Cripple Tara and take her back with us after firing off the FLRE
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>>1351923
>Don't be a munchkin
>Don't munchkin for the prince
>The prince who's been struggling on for several IRL years
I mean really, we let the axe go, and that's only the latest example of how we haven't munchkined.
We're a little due for some self preservation attempts

And besides, he really would kill her. You dont betray your family and walk away.
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fuck the demon child we all go to the dark father now
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>>1351921
I meant more the decisions leading up to losing the Prince.

Bad rolls like this will happen. We have to figure out how to avoid getting in situations where they willwill ruin our plans.
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>>1351934
Really? This shit is beyond what snake did and he didn't even give a shit about us personally. This is a betrayal of the highest caliber and should be treated as such.
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>>1351946
Snake wasn't carrying an Innocent and we aren't drugged up on Dark Father.

No excuses if we do this. We'll be killing our child to get revenge on someone. We already saved Orphans that weren't our seed.
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>>1351946
Also note I was saying to take her prisoner until she delivers we can kill her then.
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

Let's bring it to an end.
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Rolled 5 (1d6)

>>1351940
With you guys as players I don't even know how literally I'm supposed to take this.

>>1351937
You guys are generally good with that. I don't mind what a vote is for, so long as the

>>1351941
It happens. I try not to be overly harsh with these things.

>>1351951
You are losing consciousness in a matter of minutes, if not moments, anon.
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>>1351950
Snake also wasn't one of our closest allies who then stabbed us IN THE FUCKING FACE.

And he raped and cut the lips off a girl beforehand if you want to bring innocents into it.

Also the whole self monologue in the last update is about us losing our strength and the possibility of her either talking her way out of it or escaping. Prisoner is a bait choice.

What do you want to take her prisoner for anyway, her fate will be execution regardless, Kiranove won't give a shit that she's pregnant (which she might not be) and she's already in Kresden.
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>>1351899
>corporal "the white bitch goes in the ditch" prince
>corporal " dark not-gonna-be-a-father" prince
>corporal "bun in the oven means no more lovin' " prince
>corporal " from sex to ex" prince
>corporal "the black company sends its regards" prince
>corporal "knock her up then knock her down" prince
>corporal "should have swallowed" prince
>corporal "she didn't give me head until I took it" prince
>corporal "she said she'd rather die than blow me" prince
>corporal "basic bitches get stitches" prince
>corporal "what's it matter if you have my baby batter? " prince
>corporal "lady killer" prince
>corporal "no longer on child support" prince
>corporal "the dead don't lie but you do" prince
>corporal "planned parenthood" prince
>corporal "two for the price of one" prince
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>>1351958
I have the Trump card
We must live so we can play in our band
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>>1351958
Is Prince DED?
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>>1351960
I would keep that down, you don't want to attract the attention of Ben Garrison.
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>>1351958
I bet saints going to jump in on the last second and stop us from killing her if we go for the kill route

and if we go for the spare route she will be nowhere to be found and we will bleed to death
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>>1351963
YES!

We are on a mission from God, to bring back our band together.
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>>1351959
And now we're the ones killing an innocent.

Time enough to cut off her foot instead.

We can always convince Kiranova to kill her later.
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>>1351960
Kekking hell.
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>>1351973
>We can always convince Kiranova to kill her later.
the QM made it abundantly clear that there is no way out of this and we are on deaths door

fine I'll change my vote to this look around if we see someone pass out if not kill her
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>>1351973

Do I need to remind you that, in this very update, Prince ordered to unleash a plague on innocents and sent vampires to raid a Church?

Killing a pregnant traitor is at the very bottom of his crimes.
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>>1351984
>>1351981

Those were necessities of war.

From my first post I said if we can't cripple or have her captured then it's a kill vote.

But the attempt, or realization that it isn't an option, should be made.

Note how we have identical options with different motivations?

I don't want to kill our child out of anything but necessity, Prince is practical not cruel. So far.
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>>1351899
I don't want to kill her. I want to cripple her so we can literally BURN her in front of the company. They deserve watching this traitor die as much as we do. Can we please do this
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>>1351998
well i guess we could search her for an antidote snap her ankle then through the use of grunts and sign language make it clear if we dies she dies maybe force her hand under our armpit where the major bleeding wound is
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>>1351958
Is there a cripple option available? I have plans... For her death. The Prince does not fuck around with traitors.
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>>1352001
>>1352007
Not killing her so that we can torture her in some edgy way is unproffessional.

The bitch should die, simple as that.
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>>1351973
Dude we have been killing so many innocents it stopped being funny.

*hark hurg dont kill me I have your baby* and you suddenly think we're crossing a moral line? You even considered it is a lie? One(1) singular supposedly missed period isn't a child.
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I wonder if Saint will give us her blood?
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>>1352009
I'm kind of regretting offering it. I just want to have my cake and eat it too.

Or at least have Prince kill her because he feels there's no other choice and not because he's an edgelord.
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>>1352009
She fucked us, then betrayed us, poisoned us and then stabbed us in the fucking eye. Not to mention causing casualties among our men. Prince might be a secret softy but he will punish traitors hard
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>>1352012
OUR child. And we've only done it when necessary for the good of the Company or to save our life.

Doing it for revenge is a whole new change in Prince.
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Gnight QM. It was a good quest, even if you forgot our "hidden daggers" bonus, thus giving Tara an advantage (got-the-drop -15, not -5), without which, we may not have died.
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>>1352019
You ded when you roll a 100. No amount of bonus is gonna save you
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>>1352018
It's not revenge man, >”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

It's punishment. It's not a child, it's a missed period and you're an idiot it could be fucking anyone's, she's not exactly a prude and it is a mixed company.

Go hump your bible somewhere we can't see it.
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Just got back. That one anon called it, seems like. It WAS White Bitch. Wow.
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Damm it will be a shame if the protagonist does now. This quest is awesome.
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>>1352021

Assumption we'd have that same roll. Timing affects roll. And we've lived thru crit-fails before.
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>>1352019

>>1351688
>>1351700

No hidden daggers.
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Hey Forgotten,

since she is carrying our kid, don't we get two kills for His blood for mine then, saving our lives?

If yes, then definitely shank her.

If not, then still kill her.
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>>1352022
. . . I'm pro-choice. And repeatedly said I was fine with killing her if we couldn't capture her or cripple her for later capture.

Try to not bring your IRL political bullshit into this, thanks.

This is Prince's child, and possibly part of a plan from the God he worships.

MBFH should be interesting next time we use it.
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>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

1- He may not have a baby
2- If she does have a baby, he is he rason why we should´t use MBFH for flirting. Kill it.
3-Besides, we need to live and this may be our last option to do so.
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>>1351960
>corporal "baby extortion results in abortion" prince
>corporal "didn't pull it out after he stuck it in" prince
>corporal "form bitch in heat to just dead meat" prince
>corporal "here's your transferral to the necomancer's army" prince
>corporal "can't be preggo if you're dead tho" prince
>corporal "I've already got a 'kid' " prince
>corporal "if she's late on the rag I'll need a body bag" prince
>corporal "miscarriage of justice" prince
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I hope Prince doesn't survive.
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>>1352032
All these people not reading the QM saying killing her won't save us, and not to try and vote for mechanical effects.

>>1351923

Right there for you.
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
Goddamn kill the traitorous bastard already
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>>1352042
Kind of getting there myself. Except I feel that way about people not trying to justify it from Prince's perspective, bringing in IRL politics, or trying to munchkin.
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>>1352029
Let's hope she didn't lie about it
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snap her leg if we dies she dies so she has to keep us alive she made the is problem and she has to fix it
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>>1352043
We would have a higher chance of survival, though. I think.
Also, we should use the FLRE.
That way someone can come and try to help us (as much as a guy with knife through his skull can be helped)
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>>1352046
what!! a woman stabbing you on the face then lying about having your baby absolutely preposterous
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>>1352031
We can't capture her, we're dying.

There was nothing political about this until you brought it up.
>This is Prince's child
Please tell me how you came to this conclusion? Tara is a liar, a cheater, a murderer, backstabber and as of recently, a traitor. There's not a shred of honesty or credibility in her body. She's about to get killed and is broken and hurt that she can't avoid it so she splutters out the only thing that has even the faintest chance of making Prince reconsider. To any sensible person this is a last ditch attempt at saving her own skin by appealing to emotion and you just take this at face value as fact when there is absolutely no proof?
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>>1352048
well depanding where the knife is in his skull you can live for a bit without damgeing the brain too much

man oh man i go to bed and come back to this wtf
but lest qm is having fun at lest arfter all those plans of his we fucked up
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>>1352048
I mean letting her go actually has a higher chance of survival since she could get us with a "last gasp" attack or some sort of Mother's strength.

In Character not mechanically.
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>>1352054
You're the Fedora bringing up "it's not a child" and Bible thumping.

Did you not read the part where the QM said Prince felt she wasn't lying? Do you understand the concept of playing a role, like in roleplay?

Stop meta-gaming OOC.
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>>1351899
>>” …” There are greater powers at work here. A grand design. You will not interfere. [Let her go][Courage]

Mostly because this seems interestingly mysterious. Like QM said, voting based on gut feeling, not mechanics.
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>>1352059
Personally I'd rather kill her if we can't capture her, but thank you for taking the vote seriously.
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>>1352059
>>1349722

Actually fuck it I'll change my vote to support this.
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>>1352058
Mate I cast a vote with no write in, all I'm doing is call you an idiot because you're the only one here trying to go against the grain. Look at the votes and read the quest, Prince cares about the company, about his squad and his battle brothers. The company comes first and that is reflected in the majority vote for this choice too.
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
speak the company words
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1352057

I don´t think you would think about "Mother´s Strenght" or anything like that if your alleged mother is laying on the ground with your sword at her throat. Kebabs don´t try to make a last attack, I believe.

Should we let her go? Well, if you make an absolute necessity of making In-Character choice, would any of the anons like a baby influenced by the very being who makes us (Prince) a bloodthirsty psycopath?

>>1352065

"You only take the vote seriously if you agree with me, otherwise you are a metagaming piece of crap"
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>>1352057
I honestly think killing her is something Prince would do.
He slaughtered Snake having far less reasons to do so. I don't see how this would be such a huge change for him. And after Snake's death, Bad Hand did "wake him up" on the concept of family in the Company.
I don't think Prince would want a child anyway.
And remember: all this is happening after we were poisoned and stabbed through the head.
Going by simple gut feeling, Prince should be furious and filled with hatred for the liar, backstabber, cheater and murderer that is currently begging for her life in front of him.
In character, death seems the right choice to me.
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
Suffer not the bitch to live
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>>1351899

>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
Kill the traitor AND the unholy abomination that she's carrying, it's for the best
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>>1351899
>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1352083
but to us that abomination would be holy to us
since black company worships the dark father

guse we are the witch king now
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>>1352045
That's cause you're a faggot who still thinks with his dick. She's nothing but meat. Fucking get over it and her.
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>>1352089
That's just begging for trouble.
I say we kill her and talk to the camp daemon asap
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I voted assuming Prince would die. I'm not doing it out of sentimentality, I'm doing it because aside from Prince's whole belief in the Dark Father system, our son growing up, discovering who we were, and maybe either reforming/releading the Black Company or finishing off 'dear' Mother for us is more narratively satisfying, and possibly what that choice is implying.
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I would have maybe spared her (not very sure) but the "baby" revelation is fucked up. Foulspawn no thanks, although i don´t know if this might be the correct choice, as Prince will likely die, He or She is his child afterall and thsi si not a rational fucking choice

Screw it, i change my vote to >Pregnant. Wow. Maybe some small part of you will live on somewhere. Or some other sentimental shit. [Let her go] [Clever]

BUT iI would like to point out something. QM, if you are listening, pls try to not select that kind of images in this difficult choices. I know it is your quest and all, but it:

1-Confirms that the baby is basically Dark Father´s (which would be questioned and would make the choice more difficult and interesting)

2-It looks like the poster of a B-Rated comedy/gore movie and really doesn´t convey the emotional impact of killing a child.(I would bet that with a different image the vote might have been more interesting and challenging)
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>>1352104
i voted to kill her
was just talking baout the unholy part of your post
since whats holy or not depands on what you thhink is holy.
but isnt the camp daemon back in the town? we would stil have to get back there and right now its not looking too good
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>>1352112

Because it didn´t greentext, I will put it here

> “…” Pregnant. Wow. Maybe some small part of you will live on somewhere. Or some other sentimental shit. [Let her go] [Clever]

>>1352109
Except for the "not doing it for sentimentality part", which is what I think Prince my spare her life (as he wasn´t such a good believer anyways) I completely agree with this post. The story will have more option to grow from here.
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>>1352125
in like 18 years
if anything we would juts take over the role of someone eils in the company
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>>1352116
Fair enough but raising the child of the dark father is giving me Omen flashbacks. Meh maybe I'm just paranoid
I'm also assuming we'll survive but that may not be the case
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>>1352137

i fill like people forget what the dark father stand for and that
hell i dont really remember myself
but rough idea is that the other gods wished to kill all humans i think it was and the dark father told them to go fuck themslfs as we went to war with them to save humans, but ended up loseing( almost won i think) then got locked up and become carzy wanting reavge.
so kinda the dark father is the good guy in a way
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>>1352137

I´m not sure that QM would make or survival a sure thing and besides, we think we are dying.

Either we are dead or we have to pass a very hard roll to survive, so we should act like we are already a corpse.
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>>1352144
I don't remember a lick of that from the previous threads. I've been running on the assumption that he was more khorne than prometheus If only there were a convenient place where the lore of this quest could be posted and updated at the author's pleasure. love you qm
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>>1352145
I expect we die but hope we live
Too many things can go wrong when you don't think you'll have to live with the consequences of our current actions
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>>1352073
"You only take the vote seriously if you agree with me, otherwise you are a metagaming piece of crap"

Are you unable to read? I said that to someone who voted the exact opposite.
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>>1352091
Except I voted to save her only to kill her later, so we could save the child.

And to kill her if we couldn't.

But people like you convinced me it was the wrong choice to not let the Avatar of our God live. After all we've used MBFH a LOT.
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>>1352022
>>1352069

Read your own posts faggot.
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>>1352137
What do you think will happen if we kill it, next time we call on him?
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>>1352201
>>1352199


Dude, relax. You are not helping your argument if you start calling people faggot over the Internet
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>>1352169
i think he may have become more like khorne from the imprisonment
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>>1352169
im pretty sure qm told us about it like ages ago if you wnaaa go hunting
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>>1352201
I thought it was mine not yours

In all seriousness he could be like Zeus and barely give a shit about who he impregnated
But that's the thing we have no idea, so let's ask for forgiveness since we can't ask for permission
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>>1352215
>>1352218
Fuck that I'm on mobile and I'm not a masochist. I'll take your word for it
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>>1351899
>…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1352224
ahhah
yer
hope qm when he comes back will let us know better
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>>1352169
He's Prometheus, if Prometheus went insane from his tourture.
The only aspect of his that's khorne-like is killing in the beleif that living is torment and constant pain/heartache/agony, and that killing a person so they can embrace peace with the dark father is a mercy.
Roughly I'd call him chaotic good/ chaotic neutral. It's more about raging against the Injustice of the world, and either accepting peace in death, or living on to spite said Injustice and horror.
Our discussion with page at the very first thread has all the lore you need about the dark father

Source:I'm the tripfag who's been playing since the /tg/ days
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>>1352247
So killing the baby wouldn't be a problem then?
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>>1352249
That's up to interpretation.
Which is why it's a dirty trick for QM to spring this shit on us.
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>>1352247
Source: my dad works for Nintendo
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>>1352254
Oh wow, you're so smart and clever. Funny how I'm right, and even citing the threads you can dig through to to find the info.
Go die.
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>>1352247
Thanks for that, but wouldn't killing the child be a mercy?
Honestly this is qm's payback for killing the count, taking away his Albani toys not landing the dragon on the family the list goes on.
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>>1352247

I would really like to have a serious conversation about the Dark Father.

My main points of unease with his figure are the following, correct me if I´m wrong or misinterpreting him.

1-When Prince gets possesed, he becomes something so ruthless than even his own men and long time friends (Badhand) fear. Is bloody rage an aspect of what you could say is a chaotic neutral/good god? (pls dont start an alig discussion) Do we really really want to further the goals of something like that? Of course you could argue that his has his good parts ( like the 40 k equivalent of Hope as an aspect of Tzeench or Honor for Khorne) but he is so "insane", as you mentioned, and full of rage over his imprisionment that all the good qualities would be overshadowed by his neverending wrath and thirst of revenge. Do we really want to further the goals of something like that?

2- About this I am not sure. Aren´t cultist giving him human sacrifices? Or do cultists only pray to the Bellow that contains the Dark Father? If the former is true, even while taking into account differences in the forms of adoration, Prince strikes me as a guy which at least is trying to be fair and care for his men and is not really a cruel person. My problem is, how can such a person pray to a good that demands human sacrifices, usually in gory ways, like the fighting ring of the threads from the beginning?
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>>1352295
Bruh.
Let me make this kinda clear.
1.Im voting to kill her.
2.we further his goals just by living, there's really not much we can do.
3.I don't really care about the morality , and don't want this discussion, because it will devolve into the subjective.

Though I will say this:
He's the only reason we're(sorta) alive right now, without MBFH we would have died plenty of times.
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>>1351899
>” …” There are greater powers at work here. A grand design. You will not interfere. [Let her go][Courage]
Who is Prince to interfere with the plans of his dark bro?
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>>1352295
>2- About this I am not sure. Aren´t cultist giving him human sacrifices? Or do cultists only pray to the Bellow that contains the Dark Father? If the former is true, even while taking into account differences in the forms of adoration, Prince strikes me as a guy which at least is trying to be fair and care for his men and is not really a cruel person. My problem is, how can such a person pray to a good that demands human sacrifices, usually in gory ways, like the fighting ring of the threads from the beginning?

pretty sure the cultists arnt doign that for the dark father
thats more to the dead risers we are workign for
and so they can get more undead to play with
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>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
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>>1349722
Dude.

This discussion is out of hand and I stopped caring.

I recommend you read Anthony Ryan's"Raven Shadow" series though if you like The Black Company.

Just finished Blood Song, it starts slow but it gets gooooood.
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Okay even though I originally said Finish her off I can see how you could turn "No one leaves the Company" to the crippling option. Most likely wouldn't last long since she would be put to death for betraying the company, but its an option.
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>>1352295
You know a central tenents of the Black Company is having an Archive that answers your questions yes?
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>>1352456
She only has to last nine months.
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>>1352477
Well, we only have a couple of minutes left to live, so...
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>>1352477
I dont know why you're even bothering anymore
this is the quick tally i made of the people who quoted the last QM post: (f for finish her l for let her live)
ffffffffffffffffffff
lll
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>>1352199
That's not my vote post you moron, you're the only one thinking or votes were for revenge so I called you an idiot but maybe I should have kept it short so you could understand. This is my vote >>1351904 and the only thing that counts.
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I suggest we tone it down until QM responds. Pretty sure almost everybody has responded already. This vote went pretty skub
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>>1352498
Hahahaha you know there are IDs on this board, yes?

You're a hilarious fool.

>>1352495
Men can change their minds. You'll notice I didn't argue those who had good reasons for Prince's actions, only fools who babbled.

Indeed my first vote was to Cripple for later capture, or to kill her if not possible. But the more I thought about how MBFH has influenced us in the quest, the more I came to think we should spare her for now.

After all, we can always chase after her.

Then again, from the voters who got us into this mess by being lazy about setting camp and guarding our prisoner, I guess I shouldn't expect much. At least some consistency in trying to roleplay instead of shutting the barn door after the horses have escaped by suddenly trying to munchkin and outright ignoring the QM writing things like "Prince believs that she's telling the truth".

It's sad when people start playing against each other to try and win"their" vote.
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>>1352604

Talking about horses, get off your high one. Seriously, at this point your ego is becoming cartoony.
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>>1352604
yer he can think all he wants donst make it true.
we can more babys latter on
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>>1352604
>>1352495

My apologies. Yellows making me spill over my contempt for him into other posts.

My vote is only one vote, so vote as you want and see where we end. I'm not going to bother debating it afterwards but until then I will continue to try and convince people.

I apologise for bitching about where the previous votes ended us in. It's not classy to harp after pointing it out, but this is a much more lethal quest than most.
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>>1351899
> “…” Pregnant. Wow. Maybe some small part of you will live on somewhere. Or some other sentimental shit. [Let her go] [Clever]

I don't think this will save her -with how this vote is going and all- but I want Prince to be conflicted about out it or regretful later.
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This is why open votes are terrible decisions that only end in bickering.

>>1352604
> I didn't argue those who had good reasons for Prince's actions, only fools who babbled
> Can't kill White Bitch, she's with an INNOCENT

Does. Not. Compute.
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>>1352675
She's with possibly the Dark Fathers child. Whom we somewhat serve.
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>>1351899
>"..." You never wanted to be a father, least of all with White Bitch. As for the fetus, you would be doing it a favor. [Finish her]

Dammit. Our [s]roguish[/s]roughish good looks were one of our best assets.

3 rounds left.
3. Fire off the FLRE into the air. Wave your arms around like you just don't care.
2. Search White Bitch's body for anything labeled "the antidote". Drink it.
1. Make a bad pun at the heir.
0. Pass out.
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>>1351899
>>”…” No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
She wants another life, that's okay. She tries to get money for that by stealing our hostage, that's understandable. Organizing an attack on the company without caring about killing her comrades is not okay. There's the death penalty for that.
She stabs Prince with only a little bit of regret, even though he is (perhaps not, but she doesn't know that) the father of her child. But as soon as she is losing she tries to hide behind that child? I don't see why that should work.
So kill her like the traitor that she is.
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>>1352852

Prince might worship the Dark Father, but he was never a zealot, and his loyalty to the Black Company has always been much more defining IMO. Traitors die, no hard feelings.
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>>1352914
Besides if what >>1352247 wrote is to be believed, killing someone is actually a blessing
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>>1351899
>” …” There are greater powers at work here. A grand design. You will not interfere. [Let her go][Courage]

Dark Father giveth, Dark Father taketh
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>>1351899
>No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]
Such is the fate for all traitors.
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when will the qm retun to us
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Alright, calling it. I'm already late for work as it is, so no update for a couple of hours. Whew lads, I figured this was going interesting after I went to bed. Let's all take a step back.

>>1352247
This is fairly accurate. The Father stuck up for the world, then got slapped down so hard and for so long that he stopped caring about the very thing he fought for. It's up for debate whether he is completely homicidal against all life or merely so full of rage he doesn't care.

He was not the only God to speak against the world's destruction, but he was the only one to actually fight for it. The Mother stepped in after his downfall and promised to look after the things he had given up everything for. Chevalisse outright banned his worship as heretical. Neumunster are a little 'meh', but view it distastefully.

>>1352295
They don't worship the Dark Father. It's largely a movement that Syka has instigated to perpetuate fear deify the Necromancer. Getting bonuses from all that human sacrifice and blood rituals is just a bonus.

I'll work on a dedicated fluff pastebin for next thread.

>>1352019
Got-the-Jump Bonus is default +20, you reduced it to +10.

>>1352112
I tried looking up anti-christ and got creeped the fek out. You're right though, the image should have held more weight. It's only a week-long pregnancy though if that, not quite even a foetus yet if it's following a human timeline.
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>>1353300
>if it's following a human timeline
>if
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>>1351899

>No one leaves the Company. No exceptions. Brothers may have died tonight because of her. [Finish her] [Elite]

To be extremely cold and pragmatic, does the Company have any use for Dark Father spawn? Because even if they do the trouble with raising a terrifying half-demon is you'll get a lot of dead bodies and or demons by the end.

I don't want to inflict that on the Company Especially the Captain. Captain4lyfe
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>>1351899
>” …” There are greater powers at work here. A grand design. You will not interfere. [Let her go][Courage]
>Fire the FLRE before we fall.

Dang, things got dire after I went to sleep. Personally I feel like we should kill her, but I like the setup of letting her go. Plus, we're a secret softy.

>1353300
Count this or not, I just wanted to add my two cents.
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>>1352891
If only she had talked to us first. Could have cut a deal in the return.

It's going to be interesting to see how this changes Prince though. Like when we killed Snake,.

Fucking vampire and refugees all over again.
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>>1353347
Pretty sure we dead, holmes.
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>>1353312
I mean we already have a dragon, a wolfman, and Joker. Can't see how this would be worse.

At least we aren't God-cucked anymore.
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>>1353354
Unconscious and fucked up that's for sure.

Y'all just voted to kill the continuation as we play as the Avatar of the Dark Father.

KidQuest when?
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>>1353369
What makes you think we would end up playing as the demonic monstrosity
Clearly the most likely outcome is Prince ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL over Asgorga with his dying breath
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>>1353378
>Prince becomes a dragon
This is gonna make a relationship with Saint weird
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>>1353385
We have a steady job, we can give her a ride to wherever she wants, and we draw her a hot bath every night. Aren't we the ultimate boyfriend?
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>>1353451
Not only is she a Cruel Bitch
She is also a Cowardly Bitch by pussying out. Ugh
I regret we ever sexed her up
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>>1353499
We all do.
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>>1353499
I regret the Tera....why? Choice more
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>>1353499
At least we hit it while it was still alive.
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>>1353539
I interpret it as being confused why she would be so stupid as to betray the company. Not anything based on the fact we fekked her.
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>>1353539
It was important to determine why she betrayed us.
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>>1353499
Clearly the dice gods have punished us for having more than one waifu.
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>>1353584
>>1353539
she told us
she wants to get out and live some where and the money from this boy would have given her that
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>>1352914
Regarding her, sure. I completely agree.
I just argue regarding the child. And also only in regard of Dark Bro.
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>>1353708
well if we break her leg the only way that child will survive is if we do so the dark father and tara will have to keep us alive so we can stay the captains anger
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>>1353720
True dat. Could be fun as fuck, but has several if's.
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I know it sounds weird to say this but I hope Prince can recover from this. Doesn't look like it though
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>>1353780
We're gonna come outta this with a horrible facial scar and a rasping voice. If we can roll well on the wound chart.

Just need to learn sign language and wear our helmet. We also get pity points from Saint.
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>>1353800
I guess. I 'm not gonna roll for awhile after that 100.
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I want to keep playing as Prince so bad, he's become a badass and I cannot imagine what sort of stories would come out of him being found still hanging on with a knife gone through his face
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>>1353806
Stop bitching. The Dice Gods frowned on you that day. It's not your fault that you were subjected to their inhumane sense of humor.
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>>1353847
Agreed. I'm attached to prince by now but perma-death is perma-death.
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>>1353847
If we died it has to be on our feet sword in hand like that one Samurai that had like 90+ arrows in him and died standing up
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>>1353647
C'mon, she should have been smarter than that.

Nobody every lives the company alive. She'd be a marked woman till the end of her days, never able to fully let her guard down.
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>>1353954
My thoughts are she figured out she was gonna get pregnant and freaked the fekk out.
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>>1353954
she should have been better then this but she wasnt
and prince should have been better but he wasnt
i mean y not just go and kill them all now?
her, the mybe baby and the prince?
just mybe we can live
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>>1354001
She could have stopped fekking us, I don't think we would have cared that much.

Also, I'm surprised that the Company doesn't have a mandatory policy on abortions. Pregnancy takes soldiers off the line and a mercanry unit isn't really the place to raise a child.
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>>1354087
I didn't mean she figured out babies come from sex. She realized her period was late and put two and two together.

I'd imagine abortion policies are mainly 'keep the women running on the parade ground until they miscarry.'
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Still writing up the main post.

In the mean time I need two rolls on the casualty table earlier from the Neumunster Commando ambush.

(1)
Casualty Roll: 2 rolls of 1d23 on the casualty table. Rolls of 4 (white bitch) will be ignored.

(2)
Severity Roll: Roll a 1d6 linking to your casualty roll (or stating their name) to see the severity. We will deduct -1 from the result due to Trooper Kid's apprentice medic status. Bleed Out and Maimed will be resolved at a later date if necessary. For the purpose of this roll you still get Doc's -10% chance to those rolls.

Casualty Severity Roll: 1d6
1 = Just a Scratch
2 = Walking Wounded
3 = Grievous Injury (25% bleed out, 25% Maimed)
4 = Mortal Blow (40% bleed out, 40% Maimed)
5 = Death
6 = Gruesome Death (-1d6 Battle DC)


Other stuff
>If the casualty is Mask he automatically rolls a 1 and keks ensue.
> If the casualty is a senior NCO (CPL 'Jack' Marcus, CPL Hirstun of Ligh, SGT Bad Hand and Trooper Saint only), you may re-roll the severity result due to 'Grenn Pelts' factor. The second roll is always accepted. ONLY the person that made the initial roll can do this IF they wish, though they can ask others if they think a re-roll is a good idea.
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>>1354121
Casualty Roll
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>>1354121
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Rolled 4 (1d23)

>>1354121
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Rolled 22 (1d23)

>>1354121
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>>1354121
woops i'm retarded
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Rolled 2 (1d23)

>>1354121
>>1354130
Reroll
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Rolled 1 (1d6)

>>1354132
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Rolled 3 (1d6)

>>1354121
>>1354138
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>>1354141
do you want ot reroll?
or just leave it as is?
couse right now we rolled pretty fucking good
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>>1354139
>Trooper Lerrek Jurgensen
>Just a Scratch!

>>1354141
>CPL 'Jack' Marcus
>Grievous Injury! (25% Bleed Out, 25% Maimed)

Do you want to re-roll the CPL? DO YOU?
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>>1354155
Oh wait, I forgot Trooper Kid reduces the result for the first two casualties by 1.

>>1354141
>CPL 'Jack' Marcus
>Walking Wounded
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>>1354155
We can compare scars. Keep it.
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>>1354155
What about kid's -1?
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>>1354141
>>1354155
mahah

but dont re-roll his trying to bait you into killign him
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Rolled 2 (1d6)

>>1354147
>>1354155
Fuck it.
>>1354138
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>>1354175
lucky son on a bitch
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>>1354175
You are actually an idiot.
...
...
BUT IT WORKED! THE ABSOLUTE BLOODY MADMAN.


>CPL 'Jack' Marcus
>Just a Scratch!
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>>1354175
Why would you roll again when there is a 50 % chance to kill/maim CPL Marcus by doing so?
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>>1354204
Can you imagine the levels of salt we would have reached if that had happened?
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>>1354204
Fortune favors the bold.
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>>1354215
They also favor batshit crazy fuckers it seems.
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So shit. The Company fights off the ambush super well and Prince gets shanked in the forest.

...They don't even need us.
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>>1354168
And shouldn't it be 1d24? Because I see 24 names on the list, and you explicitly said to ignore rolls of 4.

Get it together, GM.
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>>1354282
We did roll a 100 anon
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>>1354282
Hopefully, an encounter with the Dark Father will save us.

Saint will save us with her holy powers.
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>>1354300
She'll kiss our fucked up face, and her pure love will melt the heart of the father and then we'll happy ever after
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>>1354300
Doubt it. Did'nt Saint lose faith or something and due to that she can't use her holy magic?
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>>1354312
Maybe trying to save the LT wold be the best time to regain her faith?
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>>1354309
Then the Father'll knock her up like he did with worm-food over there.
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>>1354312
she only has to have fath in herslf hen she can use magic again
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