>>2134296Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=stranded+mech+questYou are Captain Alex, Proxima Aquarii Federation, 4th Fringe Machine Infantry. When heading to a routine exercise, you and your mech ended up somewhere other than outside the backwater base on a polluted world you called home.Now you're stuck in a world that's verdant, green, and full of life, where people use 'magic' and gods rule. You are pretty sure it is a sophisticated LARPer's personal planet, but nobody knows what you are talking about.You are an ace pilot, the elite of mech operators, and you pilot the Newt, a durable and quick military mech. You can't seem to use up your ammo. You have two crewmates, Hilda, a convicted witch, and Seirye, an elven slave under a mind spell that serves as a mechanic.You have currently left the elven city to avoid a royal knight on your trail in the dead of night. You're currently in a hidden library under the river. Alone. Your team is asleep.
>>2146522Your search for a catalogue of the books in the library leads to no results. You look around, but there seems to just be eerie silence... actually, not even the flames of the candles make a noise. Your footsteps are silent on the carpet, but... you get this unnerving feeling.Upon looking at the books, you find they are organized by subject. A pathway leads to the back,which holds braziers, flickering silently...Occasionally you turn in the bookshelves, feeling like something is watching you, but nothing is there.The statue near the entrance is odd, almost as if it is heading to the door...>What is your next course of action?
>>2146531Carefully inspect the statue, then look for something of a beastiary, knowledge of the creatures that inhabit this world that we may encounter will be useful.
>>2146531This is some LARPer shit probably. Make a campfire out of books
>>2146552please do not burn the god of knowledge's books in her own shrine
>>2146553Since when do we give a fuck about that.I want some fire going in here
>>2146553gonna have to agree what this anon said... probably not the best way to get a blessing or anything useful out of someone... what good would a campfire do as well? there's already braziers and candles...
>>2146559WUSS! The only blessing we need is a warm campfire
>>2146557we have a mech with air conditioning as well as a sealed suit please read the quest details before making inane request you obvious troll
>>2146561why in the actual fuck would we come to the library at all if we were not seeking a blessing or knowledge? we can get the blessing of a warm fire with some actual firewood rather than something that would get a goddess on our bad side?
>>2146563>>2146567it's all for the sake of the atmosphere. Nothing like a traditional campfire to warm yourself with. Bunch of wusses, I swear
>>2146531Look for a central area or reference desk where a librarian would be if this were a normal library. Don't just pull books off the shelves without permission; that'd be disrespectful.I want to like this quest, but honestly all the lolrandom voters voting to do pointless flips and shit just because they think it'd be cool or funny are turning me off.
>>2146536Supporting.And NO to burning books that belong to a person/being we know fuck-all about.
>>2146569Your pilot suit is temperature-regulated. Also, no candles are in reach.Temperature is roughly 65F.
>>2146580Well fine. We'll burn down some godly trees someday instead maybe.
>>2146582If said godly trees belong to the massive bitch that tried to burn our soul (I forget her name) then I'm all for it.
>>2146584As am I, and her name is Mera.
Examine the statue more closely.Also have you given up on cold soldier or are you taking a break OP?
>>2146595He went to sleep a while ago.
>>2146595It's on hold. I'm using this quest to combat art block.
>>2147003Cool. Keep it up and no worries OP!
>>2146531Dont go to the door mybe pick a book and start reading
>>2146536>>2146576>>2146578>>2146595You reach the statue. It's a short-haired woman, a bit cute, if you were asked. The statue holds a book in her stone grip, one you can't get out. A symbol of Mirna is worn on her stone cloak.She's looking back over her shoulder on the way to the door... Oddly, even thouh it seems to have no visible connection to a water source, on occasion a droplet of water forms in her stone eyes, dripping to the floor.The sense of unease grows... perhaps it might be a good idea to learn that dark magic spellbook you have in your mech, where it's safe... or you can continue to investigate the library. Between the silent braziers beckons the ornate doorway, deeper in.>What do you do?
>>2147199>What do you do?How strong are we? Are we capable of carrying the statue back with us?Otherwise, head back, read up, come back with backup when everyone's awake again.
>>2147199Alert mode. We read this fable before, polarize our visor like we do when we are in space, and switch to infra red, proceed with gun out and look for the shrine, we need guidance and only one person can give it to us right now. this way if we encounter a stone turning gaze our visor should protect us.
>>2147199Welp. That's not the kind of stoning we'd enjoy. Let's get back to the mech and consult with Hilda. And books.
>>2147266>>2147342>>2147367Recalling old fairy tales, you flick the polarization setting in your visor on. The world shifts in tint as the visor becomes reflective. You swap your vison to infrared, blacking out the screen as it becomes rendered by your alternative vision. Pistol drawn, you scan the room.The room is too warm to render anything against the backdrop. The only exits are the door in the back, and the door behind you.If there is a threat in here (which seems likely,) it's a good thing you are alone. Hilda and Seirye have little in the way of protection. Although, you just have a pistol.You could retreat to your mech, or you could try the door behind the braziers. Something movves on top of the bookshelves, or was it your imagination? Nothing is up there, nothing's around it...You are very close to the door, the statue is facing the door, looking back towards the shelves.>what do you do?
>>2147486give whtevers herea chance to come out with its appendages up
>>2147486>something movesSnap pistol towards movement , check your corners we are a trained soldier dammit not some frightened schoolboy. With one hand try to drag the statue back to the mech, maybe hilda can help with this
>>2147500fuck it, change vote to this
>>2147500technically you have the same level of soldier training as an air force pilot.
>>2147630which is still basic training, your point?
>>2147504minus the sattue part
>>2147486Try to get some height for better vision. Perhaps climb a shelf or a stair. Either the shelves are interfering with our vision or whatever's here isn't producing any heat, and eliminating one of these would help in identifying what we're facing.>>2147630Wouldn't our combat role be more akin to that of a tank crew rather than an air force pilot? To begin with, our mech seems to be designed for prolonged operation rather than short missions. For that matter, are there actually any mechs capable of sustained flight in this setting?
>>2147736Well it was noted that mechs can operate in space, but you probably don't want to fly too much since it places you out of cover and thus paints a huge target on you. However it might just mean it is only vacuum proof and can fight on the Moon or Ceres or something.
>>2147830>>2147736Actually... Your mech has electromagnets built into the feet, so it can operate on capital ships and defend them, but it's mostly meant for planets without atmosphere or moons.Not many newts have sustained flight modules, though.
>>2147736this, but be very careful not to damage any thing, this could just be a guardian who is supposed to ward off vandals and thieves. In all likely hood it isn't a guardian and we shouldn't treat it like one beyond going out of our way to respect these books.Alternatively, this could be a test of sorts and who ever set it up wants to see how we will handle this situation.
we're on 2 for 2.
>>2147486Get the high ground. Figure out what we're looking at.
>>2148958> Offer whatever is the chance to surrender peacefully. If it is cursed and the stoning is unintentional, we can possibly aid it.
>>2148979>>2147736>>2148276You climb atop a bookshelf. Perhaps not the most tactically wise decision, but you need vision. From the new vantage point, the sense of unease grows.Something IS watching you, you know it. You turn towards whatever the feeling comes from and see nothing, but the hairs on your neck are standing on end.The whole room is too warm, you can't track any movement. The heat ripples on the edge of your vison, but when you look there is nothing.Then... you hear something. upping your volume, you hear... breathing. Something akin to a beast's breathing. Whatever it is, it sends chills through you. You can't single out where it is coming from, except for in the bookshelves.Interestingly, you don't recall any of this heat in the moonpool, it might be confined to this room...>next action?
>>2150029oh fuck its a invisable and thermally masked, isnt it.
>>2150029We got a camera in our suit? Video a pan of the room - both IR and visible spectrums (without actually looking at it ourselves), with audio included - and bug out back to the mech. We'll review the footage later to see if we can work out what we're facing.Grab the statue on our way back if possible, but only if possible.
>>2150029withdraw cautiously. We need better intel before opening fire blindly into the dark with a lot of priceless flammable books around
>>2150053Personally I think we should leave statue for now. We don't know if we're going to be attacked while retreating back to the mech, and when dealing with possibly petrified persons you DON'T want them to fall over and break.
>>2150029> Call out that you would like to know if it has any good book recommendations.I still feel we can diplomacy this.
>>2150029We could always blow a hole in the wall to let out the heat, too.
>>2150053>>2150054>>2150067>>2150072>>2150459You turn on your cameras, on all forms of scanning. Your systems don't pick up anything but you face towards the general location of the breathing, moving back towards the door. The breathing pauses then starts to get louder and faster. It's on approach.There is nothing on your sensors! You pull back to the door. Briefly you entertain the notion of taking the statue, but that would be a fool's errand.You backpedal through the door, out of the heat. You hear a low growl of possible disappointment, then the breathing dims. You turn down your volume, saving the setting for later.You climb back into your mech. The spellbooks lie on a passenger seat in the cockpit. Your crew sleeps below. it's been 6 hours since the party.>What do you do now?
>>2151760>wake up Hilda and ask if theres anything on this planet that can turn invisible and turn people to stone
>>2151760Read spellbooks. Also, does out helmet have any sort of echolocation ability, maybe for example like the Tek helmet from Ark? If that thing was making sound such a feature would definitely pick it up.
>>2151803>1>>2151807>2151807combine deese pls n thk
>>2151807Sadly, that isn't a Federation standard for pilots, although operatives might have such a feature.Although you do know that the Centauri Sigma Unified Systems do have that feature in their helmets... Though they don't thermally regulate their suits.
>>2151760>Read spell books, then wake up Hilda and ask if she knows anything about something that can turn invisible and turn people to stone.
>>2151815this>>2151820lost your trip again OP
>>2151807>>2151803>>2151815>>2151848>>2151853You try the spellbooks. It seems that the spell basics do not apply to you, as you are unable to perform even the base functions. Witchcraft proves to be the same.Basic corruption yields different results, however. Though each spell listing is missing pieces, the execution is similar, and you are able to piece together a spell that you actually manage to cast!>You have learned Corruption. A basic spell of Davar's magicians. This spell works by increasing the potency of certain thoughts in the mind of the target. Repeated use of this spell (6+ casts) will turn the target into a succubus. Use on a mindless organic target will cause the end result.Corruption causes a drain of magic and heat when cast, repulsing magical creatures.With this new spell learned, you climb down to awaken Hilda. She groans and stares at you groggily."Unyea?" She blinks a couple times."Hilda, Is there a creature that is invisible that turns people to stone?" You ask.The witch's eyes widen as she glances around, "W-wha..."You repeat the question. Hilda gulps."Why? Did you encounter one?" She looks a bit scared."...if I had?""...that's a Sculptor. It's an invisible, intelligent beast that turns its victims to stone. It hunts mages..." She pauses, "Well, regular mages. Dark mages are known to enslave them with spells like mind control... They normally try to avoid dark magic."...Interesting. Must be why you were able to escape or linger in that room. Though it sounds like Hilda might be at risk if she tried to enter.>What do you do?
>>2152999forgot the image!
>>2152999>What do you do?Ask for more details. What else does she know about them? How are they generally combated?Also, does she know any ways to reverse said petrification?
>>2152999Do they phase through objects or can they still be tracked by physical means? Do we have some scrap parts and string laying around?
>>2153033This, also ask if they can become visible if they desire or if they are just permanently invisible, also warn her that one lies in the room beyond and to say in the mech. If they can become visible, go into the next room and test our new spell on it, in attempt to influence it's mind and turn it visible, if not that help us out in anyway it can
>>2152999How convenient for us.> Blow a hole in the wall to let the heat out.Corruption is a garbage fetish.
>>2153565I /d/isagree, but you are welcome to your opinion anon.Tyranny of the majority rules /qst/! I merely give you tools and situations.
>>2153667> Hey guys take this magic or get punished > perhaps it might be a good idea to learn that dark magic spellbook you have in your mech, where it's safe...> Hey! This magic is the perfect counter to the next opponent. It also turns them into a succubus lolololIf you want to run a fetish quest just be honest about it bro.Because then we could cast the magic on the ossified chick to drop the ambient temperature and corner the Sculptor, weakening it before trying to enslave it and also gaining a second mind broken slave waifu.> We are now Shadman QuestOf course we could convince the slaifu to have feelings of hope and shit because we're totally a *good guy* who only uses our powers to hurt *bad things* so that makes it okay.But your fetish is still shit.Better to redeem with LG non-dickings so the thirst builds to unbearable levels and marriage competition begins.Reverse-cuck is best fetish.Because it leads to hand holding and chaste hugs
>>2153792> When you just want to bring lawfulness and righteousness to the savages.
>>2153033>>2153227>>2153397Hilda wipes her eyes, "Well, usually dark mages kill them with a spell. Sculptors are constructs. If you cast a mind control spell, you take the creature from them, and if you cast corruption, you destroy the link, killing the creature...""So, if someone is turned to stone, how do you turn them back?""Uuuuh, light magic, a gold needle, a soft potion?" Hilda lists off, "I mean, there's a variety." You frown, unsure what to do for the statue. You don't have those spells... Mera does. At least you can kill the creature though."Are sculptors trackable by physical means?""No, they can phase through anything with heat, and create a cloud of heat around them."Well, you could try going to Meras capital... or you could try to make a break for the shrine... or focus on killing the sculptor and explore at leisure.>What course of action do you take?
>>2153847kill the fucker
>>2153780Yeah man wasnt this quest supposed to be about mechs or sumthin. Now it's a DUDE quest with witches and magicOP is infamous witch faggot so I am not surprised
>>2153867It is about mechs, but apparently a simple puzzle on foot is too dang hard.
>>2153847ask hilda where to obtain the cure items
>>2153863know i just posted, but changing to this, we can ask hilda about the cure items afterwards
>>2153847Any safeguards against getting stoned in the first place?
>>2153940First chapter you got status ailment immunity from Acarit as a blessing.
>>2153847> Kill the SculptorIs it possible to negotiate with it? Point out that we're a chosen with dark magic and a gun, and we are willing to let it leave peacefully but if it forces our hand we can and will kill it.If it isn't smart enough for that then just kill it.
>>2153952hilda said it was an intelligent creature here>>2152999so it might be smart enough, but there's no telling if it could actually communicate with us, even if it could, would it WANT to?
>>2153952Hilda pauses, "You can't reason with Sculptors. They are basically made with a complex set of orders only their owners can change. Their intellect is used for hunting and assassination of targets."
>>2153947Huh, forgot about that. She really seems to be the only nice one out of this bunch of divine cunts we’ve met so far.Guess we can just walk in and deal with the creature, trying to talk first, killing it with dark arts if it’s not tractable.
>>2153976Amen to that, Arcarit is best girl
>>2153974Murder it is! Let's drain some coolant from our Mech to spray around.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2153976>>2153952>>2153932>>2153863You decide it'd be best to deal with the sculptor. Telling Hilda to stay in the mech, you re-enter the library. You feel something impact your chest in a slashing motion. You feel hot briefly, but then normal.It seems petrification is considered a disease here. You form a ball of corruption magic before you. Heat drains from the room. Infrared reveals a hunched, thin form of a creature, slinking away from you backwards."Leave this place." You order. The creature responds with a threatening stance, but backs up into a bookshelf.Despite your entreaties to negotiation, the creature refuses to communicate, or cannot. With that said, you decide to end it.>roll a d20
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2154018rollan
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2154018
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2154018No coolant throwing around?
>>2154029Your mech uses nuclear fusion, so coolant isn't really utilized much.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2154018>inb4 nat 1
>>2154027>>2154028>>2154029>>2154037Why can we not roll anything good in this quest?
>>2154059the dice gods have been giving us bad rolls since the nat 100 first thread. rolls dont matter all too much unless we are meeting a god anyways especially in combat seeing as we have that trait that lets us negate one failed roll each time
>>2154029>>2154037The release of the corruption spell impacts the infrared outline. Your visor goes clear to confirm. The creature's form solidifies to a black shade as it goes still. The creature then crumbles to dust.>you have severed the Sculptor from its master, killing it.The heat begins to dissipate in the room. Sound returns. You may now explore at leisure.Unexplored paths include the brazier door, but you could browse the books too...>What action do you perform?
>>215405916/20 isn't bad. And we critted the weed roll.
>>2154071> Get the Witch in here to help usNo reason she can't ask for a blessing too. She can keep the Statue company while we move on.
>>2154071carefully move statue back to mech cargo hold, we are not leaving them here, then go through the brazier doors, we need to find the shrine and get out, I pretty sure whoever was controlling that creature got a notification to their desktop about its death>>2154075I like the sound of this, do that too
>>2154075Supporting. Not sure about bringing the stoned girl, she’s probably safe here until we get a healer, healing powers or items.
>>2154078statue has a book we cant take it out of the library.>>2154071Browse the books for anything of use, particularly look for beastiarys so we will know about creatures like the sculptor before hand, and look for a sculptor entry as well so we know a bit more on how to free the woman trapped in the statue
>>2154086>>2154071Valid point here.Witch will also probably know what books will be useful.We can photograph them for later perusal.
>>2154071> Get the Witch in here to help us
>>2153888I mean.Was it really a puzzle? There wasn't much puzzling about it. We couldn't even use coolant.Nuclear power not withstanding if something operates in space it's going to need heat sinks. If something has weapons those are going to need cooling after firing as well.I mean I get it was one vote late in the voting so I'm not mad we didn't use it, but I feel like it was just hand waved away.I'm we noting the quest and the art is awesome though. Don't take my complaints as saying you should quit.But we did just kind of say "fuck this" and went back to our and got the answers which included using magic as the easy answer. Magic is for nerrrrrrrrrds.
>>2155176You've only completed one piece of the puzzle.It's like a point and click adventure, but with multiple solutions to the puzzle!
>>2154075>>2154076>>2154082>>2154468>>2154104You have Hilda follow you into the library. She seems pensive when she spots the statue, but continues after you regardless."Ah, it's warm... A sculptor was here?""Well, I did kill it." You explain. Hilda nods, but still looks a bit nervous, "What do you make of these books, Hilda?""Ah, secret libraries like this typically contained history books, but Mera made a point to destroy most of these.""Any books that might be useful?""Well, there's some bestiaries... Plant catalogs, Here, I'll find them..." She gathers up books that you quickly glance through and take photos of. >Your scans of the books are uploaded to your mech's computers, allowing you to identify creatures and plants on spotting them.Hilda looks through the various tomes, but she reiterates that a lot of the information here is irrelevant. It's just stored knowledge, and a lot is outdated too.The room is safe to explore right now. The door past the braziers looms in one direction, while your mech is parked in another.
>>2157602>what is your next action?
>>2157602Investigate the looming door
>>2157605Make sure you scan all the information that can be used then let hilda go back to mech beforw investigating next room
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>2157610>>2157616>roll a d100
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2157618
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>2157618nat one incoming
>>2157618>>2157620>>2157622You proceed to scan every book remotely relevant before telling Hilda to return to the mech.Gun in hand, you enter the room, and the world fades to white.Before you stands... stands... that's...Mirna is wearing a Alpha Centauri Conglomerate mech pilot suit! Well, a dated one, hundreds of years back. Regarless, she taps at a scrolling data projection and glances towards you."Hello, Captain Alex. I cannot currently give you a blessing, but I do have a quest you can complete for it. However, aside from my quest, I will answer a total of four questions to you, as a gift. Provided they don't threaten myself or my allies. Details of the quest are not part of your question limit."You think of the possible questions you could ask her.And if you will accept her quest.>What do you do?
>>2157653Accept the quest first and foremost, and ask for details on the quest. as for other questions, ask about the mech pilot suit shes wearing, then ask about the gods we do not yet know about, magic in general, then the dwarves, because after we complete this quest of hers, we will likely be headed to them next and any background on them would be good in preperation.
>>2157653> Why did Mera overthrow the rest of the Gods, both what she knows, what she thinks, and what other possible theories are.Only question I seriously want to put forth.
>>2157653>What can we do, where can we find, or who can do upgrades for our Mech.
>>2157653What is your connection to Alpha Centauri?What can change the nature of a god?Leaving other two questions depending on answers... but possible candidates, off the top of my head...>what power does a god have over their follower>what is the exact objective I’m summoned for>how do I release someone from gods’ thrall>how can a summoned champion be returned home
>>2157705>what is the exact objective I’m summoned forPretty sure we can just ask that normally. Like we have Best Girl's contact info.
>>2157709everything you said in this post is correct especially the part about Arcarit being best girl
Current results:>Yes on quest>No questions agreed on.
>>2158108Voting to ask how someone frees a person from petrification.
>>2158511But we already know that. There’s white magic for this which we can’t cast or learn and some Final Fantasy consumables. We can simply return here after recruiting a healer or visiting a shop. Although we’re gonna need a healer anyway if we want to remove elf slaves conditioning.
>>2157653>What do you do?>>2157659>What is the nature of your wearing that mech pilot suit and your connection to Alpha Centauri?>What are the detail you can tell me about the gods we do not yet know about and how the nature of a god might be changed?This>>2157701>Why did Mera overthrow the rest of the Gods, both what she knows, what she thinks, and what other possible theories are.This>>2157705>How can a summoned champion be returned home?And thisBy my count, that's:>ask about the mech pilot suit shes wearing/What is your connection to Alpha Centauri?4 votes>ask about the gods we do not yet know about3 votes (Four if we add in "What can change the nature of a god?")>ask about magic in general2 votes>ask about the dwarves2 votes>Why did Mera overthrow the rest of the Gods, both what she knows, what she thinks, and what other possible theories are.2 votes>how can a summoned champion be returned home2 votes>What can change the nature of a god?1 vote (2 votes if you count mine)>What can we do, where can we find, or who can do upgrades for our Mech.1 vote>what power does a god have over their follower1 tentative vote>how do I release someone from gods’ thrall1 tentative vote>>2158511>Voting to ask how someone frees a person from petrification.1 vote for, 1 vote against>what is the exact objective I’m summoned for1 tentative vote for, two votes against
>>2159858Thank you for the updated summary.I am working on a list of gods.>ask about magic in general>ask about the dwarves>Why did Mera overthrow the rest of the Gods, both what she knows, what she thinks, and what other possible theories are.>how can a summoned champion be returned home>What can change the nature of a god?A decision must be made for the remaining two questions.>please decide
>>2159984Ask about dorfs and magic in general
>>2157659>>2159858>>2157705>>2158131>>2157697"I will accept your quest. But you will need to tell me what it is.""Of course. Mera stole something from me, and I need it back... I will also improve the blessing if you restore my shrine custodian too. There is a magical ward for guarding my libraries. Mera's followers stole it, and I think it is being kept in her temple as a trophy... Yes, in the capital. Relax, the temple doesn't get traffic much these days, not since the palace became the place of worship." She responds cooly, with a slight smile, "You just need the disguise you got.""So I get my questions then? My first is this: Why are you wearing a mech pilot suit, and your connection to Alpha Centauri?"The goddess glares, "That's two ques-" She pauses, "Alpha... Centauri..." Her eye widen as she goes into a daze, then breaks into hysterics, "IT WASN'T A DREAM!!!" She grips her head with gloved hands, "Alpha Centauri. You said that, right?!" She's got a look of crazed desperation in her eyes."Y-yes?" You hesitantly asked, The Alpha Centauri Conglomerate?""Hahaha, oh to think... I've been here CENTURIES, Alex. do you know what that does? Centuries as a goddess. You forget who you were. I was human, that's right... Captain Mirna, 5th Machine Infantry." She grips her hair, "I have seen so many heroes pulled in from other places, realms, worlds... So many summoned, and not one from my home. I thought it was a fabrication..." She grips your arms, "Ooooh, it's real, you're real... What uniform is this? No, wait, Proxima Aquarii, right... It looks far more sleek than I recalled... Also the polarizing helmet too...""So, wait... You can't mean...""It's not our universe, Alex! Or it wasn't for me, I'm part of this thing now." She lets you go, "O-oh, right, goddess, right." She tries to regain her composure, "Next question.""What are the gods we don't know about?"Mirna raised an eyebrow, "Like, the gods Mera killed off? Or gods that are a secret? Because the former no longer exist. There are a few of the latter ones. I can't really tell you, though, I'm a goddess of knowledge, not secrets. Kinda disallowed. And at war with him."You recall the god list you read earlier. your screen in your helmet bringing it up. Uld, God of Secrets. One of the other neutral gods."Um, if you ask Uld or Ygglith, those two could tell you. I'm sorry it doesn't make for much help... and your third?""Magic, in general, can you explain it?""You need a talent for it. Gods and goddesses can bestow talent. For instance, I'll grant you knowledge, and I have a favor with the goddess of magic to grant it to you." She pauses, "And the last?""What can you tell me about dwarves?""Huh? Well, they appeared with humans in the ancient history. For a while they were major capitalists, you know, like the Federation. But then they had an uprising of workers.">continues
>>2160169"The dwarves then set up a system of equality, ruled by a central government, but all it managed to do was make the dwarven nation bankrupt. the society collapsed, and they split into different dwarven countries. They've returned to capitalism with fervor, but they live in the ruins of the old empire. It kind of shook the dwarven identity to the core." She frowns, "I guess it was like the People's Union of Planets back home? The dwarves use a variety of mechs for mining and defense, but they are kinda squat... but the armor is astounding."She sighs, "So, um, if I give you another answer, could you please tell me how the Conglomerate is doing?"The goddess was a fellow mech pilot, stranded on this world and ascended to godhood. She's the only one you know from where you came from......Either they tailor-made this scenario just for you in the LARP, or this planet isn't an eccentric nerd's paradise.>What do you do?
>>2160172Tell her. A lot of things have probably occurred since she's been gone for centuries.
>>2160172Disclose some non classified historical data.>implying goddess of knowledge is not tricking us to gain more knowledge.
>>2160172> Offer to trade her question for question> Give her a vague overview of the situation for free.
>>2160169...so something is kidnapping people and using them as god tier playthings? We got problems, RESCUE THE CUTE GODDESS!
>>2160172Tell her everything she wants to know. Also, let her know it's really reassuring to see someone else from 'home' and we'll definitely visit her more often.
we can try asking her to not turn us into elf with her blessing down the line as we're quite fond of being human
>>2160937>>2160882>>2160338>>2160193>>2160173"The conglomerate is, well it exists... I mean, there was the secession war, but..." You try to go over history."Yes, that war, did we win?""The conglomerate won, barely. They got tied up in the Tisfel system, and the ground war went bad while the naval war carried the day. The People's Republic moved in and conquered the secessionists." You explain, "The Federation then engaged the People's Republic, which was spread out thin... we were still fighting them to this day... Your war was merely 300 years ago."Mirna blinked, "But I've been here for much longer than that... Time is faster here than there. Well, regardless, you answered me, so whats the other question you have?">what do you do?
>>2161536so we can ask how to achieve waifuage with best girl, which would be great knowledge to have, but we should probably keep things practical, and ask about the statue woman and what course of action we should take to unstatue her (unless hilda already told us everything) And the whole quest to meras temple thing, and any other useful details she'd provide
>>2161536> How can we waifu Acarit?
>>2161536Alternatively> Wanna get high? We got some of Acarit's stuff.Smoke a bowl and hang out.
>>2161536>> Wanna get high? We got some of Acarit's stuff.
>>2161536We now know that at least 2 persons from our universe have been summoned here by some means. This might imply that - whatever our ostensible purpose of restoring balance and toppling Mera may be - there may be some greater hand or greater purpose in play here. Does she have any knowledge (or at least suspicions) on this?Failing that, could we get her number so we can talk shop about home some time?
>>2161536> If you want to get high with me and talk about home I have some of Acarits stash. A goddess of Knowledge should be interested in what it's like. I'd be willing to smoke some if you wanted.Statement, not a question.> How do I make a Goddess Harem.
>>2161536Offer Mirna a hug. From what she just told us, she sounds like she may need one.
>>2161536Question, can we ask for our mechanic as our blessing? They were apparently a miracle worker... so what happens when they get to make actual miracles and magic happen?Probable answer: beautiful and terrible things.
>>2161714>>2161717>>2161930>>2162092>>2163226>None of Mirna's followers like getting high.Guys, Mirna isn't into weed.This question will just get the response 'no.'
>>2164849We can still offer her a hug.
>>2164849We aren't one of her followers. Besides. How she says "no" is just as informative as to her nature as if she said "yes".We're making a RP decision here brosif.
>>2164849Don't tell me how to vote.Supporting >>2161714 still.
>>2164849See >>2162092We can offer to get high with her by making a statement about our position on it while still asking an important question re: Harems.
>>2161714>>2161717>>2161930>>2162092>>2163226"I have some of Acarit's weed, if you want to get high with me." You offer.Mirna sighs, "Listen, I hate weed. Acarit and I are close friends, so I tried some long ago. I can't stand the stuff. Acarit's is meant to make you forget things from continued use, like what you care about. You'll just end up a happy elf after a while with no cares. It's how she copes. She puts herself in a perpetual high."She pauses, "That... wasn't your question was it, Alex? Please tell me you didn't mean for that to be your question.">What do you do?
>>2164974Ask her what Best girl was trying to cope with, i am now quite interested and want to place this question above all else
>>2164974Is there any way of getting back home?
>>2164974Acarit is coping with something... that's gotta be something. Anything I could do to help?
>>2164974>Acarit's is meant to make you forget things from continued use, like what you care about.See? Valuable information about what excessive weed use can do.This>>2164975plus this >>2164983> Does you think that I could help her with whatever it is that she is coping with?
>>2164974> MFW I rolled that nat 100> MFW I was bitching earlier about people being too LOL Random> MFW I am what I hate.
>>2164974But seriously, cold upset and disappointed women are my fetish. I blame my mother.
>>2164980obviously not, or she wouldnt still be here, would she?
>>2164974ask for a quick (or not so quick) rundown of the history of this world
>>2165050>>2164974This is a reasonable question >>2161932What other allies can we find.
Ask: Is there a way for us to get back to our reality and/or destroy this reality's dangerous ability to kidnap people against their wishes. Finish with: I hope we can talk together freely some time in the future, the weirdness of this world is already wearing on my sanity.
Do we have some digital popular media stuff in our mechs computer memory? If so we could use that in a trade with her. All her books in digital form into our computer memory for all our entertainment/ history data.
>>2165186She would have likely attempted to get back to our universe her self, And she may not even know, the god of secrets would be a better god to ask that >>2165195you did have a point here though, information for information, If she is not willing to part with all of her books we could in all likely hood squeeze another few questions out of her(particularly wish to know about what arcarit is coping with first and foremost)
>>2166903Our quest will continue here!https://discord.gg/xA5yxn a link to the discord for updates and stuff.
>>2165004you're gonna have a good time here