"Skins, Holy skins of Kyth. The backbone of Thernn must be properly regulated. The Matriarch trusts us in ensuring its constant flow. Our economic superiority shall be rivaled by none!" -The Minister of Rancid Finances Welcome, Curious friends! What else is more enticing other than exploring unknown vast seas of a mechanical goddess as a sea captain? Nothing , i wager! Hunt, Trade, Steal, kill. Consume delicious cogs, the world is yours!The sea and the powers that governs her are mostly uncaring at best. A Scrawny fugitive, A Peerless Prince...all are at the mercy of the sea. Your sea captains will probably die whether from a string of horrible choices or plain old bad luck. You are a fragile little thing (Most of the time). Keep that in mind. Alas, our last divinity-seeking captain has perished. We are to choose a new Sea captain down below. Previous thread: >>3148450On rules and tidbits: https://pastebin.com/QpMdBjtWArchive : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Sea%20Captain
>An unclaimed soul (???, custom stats and ambitions)Faceless, pointless and devoid of any meaning without you. They are yours to shape.> A Disgraced Officer ( Humm, A will to live)You served under the Matriarch as a faithful Pale officer. Your life has went to a ceaseless spiral when you uncovered some blood ties with Moon-in-rags. The traitorous one who attempted to dethrone the Matriarch long ago. Ambition: Learn more about your ancestor, clear your name or perhaps take on her mantle... > A Battle-worn Veteran (Humm, A Bolstered body and mind.)You fought under an acrid banner once, for the venomous ideals and goals of the Matriarch. your life as another pawn is but a distant memory. You turn against your former masters, spiteful and full of hatred. Ambition: The dissolution of Thernni Matriarchy by an means. > A languid noble (Humm, A better Start financially)Note: You are on borrowed time... Once reveled in a life of decadence, You fall victim to powerful curse that has claimed everyone you love and care for. Ambition: Seeking a cure for yourself across the seas, maybe even beyond Kyth. Death's will shall be bent. >A Wanderlust Seeker (Humm, Tends to stumble more on land)Beautiful seas, Beautiful isles. Your very soul will never be bound to a single spot. Unless... Ambition: Attaining the four verses of Kyth, be the first to sing for the timeless Isle. > A Spurious Exile (Ashen, Better company)You do not belong from this fold, by means unknown, you found yourself in a strange world. Shunned by most, Hunted by the rest. You earned a pardon from a Thernni pale officer. It should make dealing with other Humms easier. Keyword here is should.Ambition : Return home...wherever it may be. >A Sordid spy (Kythian, Skin-wearer) Note :Do not pick this Pretenders, Usurpers. The holy carcass of the allmother belongs to her kin of glass and obsidian. You guise yourself under loathsome flesh to serve the Kiln. This is your purpose. Ambition: Reclaim the heart of Kyth, Attain Kiln Supremacy across the sea. > A Rightfully-accused Vagrant (Kerkit, Resourceful)Note: Your kin have branded you, best not to tempt your fate.The Hive has made a grievous mistake, your wings will not rest until you return with the most precious, the most worthy. They will make you a queen. Ambition: Amass enough wealth to have the hands of the hive under your feet > A Delirious waste (Husk, Living ship) Note: Do not pick this, you will be attacked almost on sight You are awake. Are you the last of your kind? The Goddess of Iron is no more, You found yourself under the carcass of her sworn rival. The faint cries of your mechanical soul echoes under the sea. Ambition: A Reunion with your mechanical soul, You are the key
>>3170245>A languid noble
>>3170245>>A languid noble
>>3170245>A Wanderlust Seeker (Humm, Tends to stumble more on land)
>>3170265>>3170248gonna start in an hour so more friends can have a better chance to vote.
>>3170245>> A languid noble (Humm, A better Start financially)
>>3170245>>A Sordid spy (Kythian, Skin-wearer) >Note :Do not pick this >Pretenders, Usurpers. The holy carcass of the allmother belongs to her kin of glass and obsidian. You guise yourself under loathsome flesh to serve the Kiln. This is your purpose.>Ambition: Reclaim the heart of Kyth, Attain Kiln Supremacy across the sea.Lat time we got killed by a Skin-Weaver. Time to complete the circle and claim the seas for the Kiln
>>3170245Spy, hands down. He's sordid.
>>3170241>A languid noble (Humm, A better Start financially)
>>3170310>>3170288>>3170280>>3170279>>3170268>>3170265>>3170248A descendant of the ruling immortal Matriarch, you spent the earlier years of your life pampered by your rich family in the highest district in Thernn , your window over-viewing the sanguine throne in all of its glory. You never had an ounce of hardship in your. All soon were to change when your husband have returned from the sea with a curse. One for regal blood only...One by one, your family was whisked away from this curse. Your body is somehow more persistent than the rest .You spent a fortune trying a find a cure, Doctors, Time-menders, even the fable Lightwings of the Hive have failed you. When the news of your ill fate has reached the Matriarch, she had to act 'for the betterment of her bloodline'. You were exiled from your birthplace, never to set foot on Thernn ever again. Most of your family's fortune were clawed to bits by other ravenous noble families.The Matriarch has given you a decent ship as a compensation , a sliver of what you used to own. Your best bet is to contact the Ill-Masked Shaper located in Station Lune . Your stats 4/10 Teeth: Avoid physical conflict, you are soft.7/10 Tongue : The company of venomous nobles has taught you well.5/10 Eye : Enough to see hidden lies7/10 Mind : Sharp and keen 0/10 Heart : Cold and unyielding, belongs to the grave.4/10 Sea-Blood: The gods are cruel Objective: Reach Station Lune and speak with the Ill-Masked shaper. It is highly likely that he will ask for skins for his services. You gained x10000 skins You have gained an affliction: Regal curse (It runs through your veins, unchallenged)Note: You heart will continually decreases as time passes, if it reaches -5, you will die. 1/2
An ungraceful exit. Your people, The Humms, control most of the sea under Kyth, sprouting colonies, Unbroken naval forces and so on. Few can match the iron will and fist of your Bloodline. The capital city of Thernn reflects their visage of greatness; giant sprawling structures, Smoke-spewing factories churning all sorts of goods...all the technological wonders are born here.Still, The Matriarch has her share of the poor and the unwanted. Her rightful campaigns of much desired expansion has bled her city dry, Not that you care about these worms and their sufferings. You have your own blight to deal with.You stand in the docks already longing for the luxuries you are leaving behind. A company of Bloodcoats were guarding you and your belongings. You don't want one of them filthy creatures approaching you. At least your crew are not some pot-bellied , scurvy riddled, hardly washed sailors like most in the docks. They were in the navy . Strong ,disciplined and obedient.The Pale officer did gave you some book on how you can be a better sea captain. He said it was a gift from one of your late father's friends. You gave him a venomous smile. Is he trying to taunt you? You should have him fired. If only...>Your ship awaits you. What a pitiful thing, Is this the best the Matriarch can offer???>One last visit to the sanguine throne.You may meet up with the Matriarch herself. Scorn her for this unwanted exile.>Spend what little skins you have on luxuriesPerfumes ! Dresses! Oh you shall miss this place dearly. >Talk a stroll to the cleaner heights of ThernnOne last time.>OtherThe unclean stares at you, uncouth bastards.
>>3170360>Spend what little skins you have on luxuries
>>3170360>>One last visit to the sanguine throne>>3170331What is heart used for again?
>>3170360>Your ship awaits youAfter that, we should probably get a cook. It is our best bet for a buff in Heart
>>3170392heart is your body, how can it endure sickness and blows.
For the newer friends, don't be shy in asking me any question that is not clear in the OP's pastebin.
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>3170371>>3170392>>31703931=Spend2=Throne3=Ship
On rolls... The Mighty d100 shall be our method of dictating fortunes. Re-rolls depends on the stat itself...how strong/weak it is.0 One Roll1-3 Two Rolls4-5 Three Rolls6-8 Four Rolls9-10 Five RollsHaving officers can give extra rolls to a certain Stat.
>>3170371>>3170392>>3170393 A past left behind Damn this city and Damn the Matriarch to oblivion. You are leaving, never to return.Your crew was patiently waiting for your arrival in a neat row like how they should be. One of those devils , Men of fire, hellsman is your First officers. Yes, The Matriarch has dug deep enough in the sea to expose a new civilization of fire and horns unaffected by the world outside like those wretched Ashen. They are possibly the most worthy of rivals to Thernn. The Conflict is still ongoing in some crater far to the west in an undecided status quo. The devils can't sink the iron line around the crater and the brave soldiers can't capture the beating heart in the center of the crater."Greetings madam, We are bound to serve you as long as we live and breathe." The devil bowed, embers flickering from his eyes "Does it offend you? I apologize if i wronged your title."You have gained a first officer: The Charred Devil +4 Iron-2 Tongue-1 Eye>It will doNothing to be angry about>I prefer your highnessCursed regal blood is still regal.> Madam Captain shall suffice for a titleA mouthful>Captain. Simple as that.>Call me SerYou are no different than any man.> Madam, Call me so.You like it simple.>Your grace, it is your grace.Devils have no manners>Other?You used to have so many titles
>>3170451Oh woe is me>My Lady, Call me soas it should be
>>3170451> Madam, Call me so.
>>3170465"Very good." The devil politely replied. He had a small cage with a little something inside " Madam, This is your guardian, It shall protect your vessel from Time dilation . Is it to your liking?"Ah yes, the fabled mistake of the vacuous Cage, the god of time in the sea. You had little knowledge of how it works (despite it being the center of your father's research) but as far as you understand it, time is more distorted on sea compared to that on land. A single sea day might take a whole week on land. These so called guardians protects ships from said time distortion. No one with a sane mind travels without them.Now , what was that little thing inside?>A Skinless MemoryA ball of flesh with an eye, Peculiar.>A Dubious BatIts smile is a tad unsettling>A Debating Tar-SnakeWords and Slimy hisses together, Mind the slicks>A Silver-Soaked ToyIt waves at you like a child, is it alive?>A Half-Drowned HandBloated Fingers , Strange Symbols. Drumming for your attention.>An Unsettling idolIt moves on its own when no one is looking.
>>3170483A dubious bat.
>>3170483>A Skinless MemoryCute!
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3170493>>31704981=bat2= memory
>>3170493>>3170498 A rancid ball of fur Wait, Is that a bloody cigar in his mouth? The bat yanks the devil's finger with a small growl. Your first officer squeezed today's newspaper through his cage "His previous master taught him some bad habits. He is still a fine guardian, Madam."You rolled your eyes in disappointment. What's next? A honey-trailing slug? You would have throw it off your shop if this thing wasn't useful.You demanded a full report on the ship before anything, In mere minutes, the charred devil had to the following to say: The Alabaster (medium ship)A medium sized naval ship fit for gruesome combat in the sea. Heavily armoured at the expense of both its maneuverability and cargo hold. With a decent speed , two side weapons , a front weapon and an auxiliary soother it is a worthy to take on harsh foes in the sea be it of flesh or steel. Hull: 200/200 Crew: 50/50 Soul Crates: 10 Supplies: 15 Cargo: 25/40 Pages: NoneGuardian: Dubious BatDilation: 0/150 (Your body is intact and safe.)Madness: 0/150 (Your mind is intact and safe) Weapons slots: 1 front weapon (occupied), 2 side weapon (occupied), 1 auxiliary weapon (occupied)Skins: 10000 Equipment Engine: Celestial devourer-Very small in size, requires at least 5 crew for full speed -Above average speed, can only be fed with souls.-Low Soul consumption, will never overheats-If no soul crates are present, it will devour the souls of everyone aboard.Front weapon : Melthila's Glory (10 Shots left, 10-15 Damage vs Beast, 20-25 Damage vs Ship) -Fires a powerful short ranged shot, more effective against smaller ships -long reload time, inaccurate, low rate of fire.Auxiliary weapon: Celestial soother-Consumes 1 soul crate per shot-Gives extra threshold for both dilation and madness passively-Will calm down beasts only if shot. Does no damage-Long range, Very long reload rate, very accurate, very low rate of fireSide weapon: Northern Bilestar x2 (30 volley left, 1-2 Damage vs beast , 2-3 damage vs crew)-fires hundreds of small pellets which can cripple most ships killing their crew without damaging the ship itself , little effect on beasts -Medium range, very short reload time , irrelevant accuracy and very high rate of fire. -Can consume pages for different results Cargo [25/40] - x10 soul crates- x15 supplies Officers The Charred Devil (First officer)1/2
>>3170574Oh woe is me >30 volley left, 1-2 Damage vs beast , 2-3 damage vs shipas it should be
>>3170574This tiny cabin is fit for your servants not a woman of your stature! Your nobility demands the best. You curse the Matriarch under your breath. You don't know how but she will pay for this. The ship was ready to go. Everything was set, only your command was missing.>Set sail! Make haste to the station!>Interact with your guardianHow dare it ignore your presence and read the newspaper like so???>Converse with your officerYou still do not trust this horny thing.>Leave the shipYou still got a day to leave, why leave so soon?>Send one of your crewmen to fetch something [specify]Throw a load of skins next to his feet, make him fetch something for you.>OtherThey better not laugh behind your back!
On literary pages... They are snippets of a time bygone containing enough emotions to alter and bend nature and time. They are used for various purposes across the sea. The most powerful of these pages are hoarded by the Matriarch. The ones who wrote them belonged to the outside world, perished and forgotten.
>>3170632Set sail, time is fleeting.
On Seafaring... There are three important resources for any capable sea captain: Fuel (or in this case Soul crates) : The first choice for most roaring engines. Going at normal speed will increase the chance for different encounters across the sea, Full speed decrease the chance but consumes more fuel and make engine prone to overheating. Supplies : For the empty bullies of everyone aboard, more crew means more supplies used. It has other uses too according to the present circumstance. Crew : The working force of any ship , they can board other ships if given the command. Lower crew means a slower, more vulnerable ship
>>3170574I wanted to go into the ship to get a hold of our resources. Can we get back to the Port an announce to the winds that we are parting towards the Station? That way, we will be able to use the time the passengers get to get in the boat to get a cook to give us extra heart.
On Old and New Gods.... The divines can not really perish, Their essence is often fragmented unequally. All shall form what was whole eventually. Such is their nature. There are four (five) gods of the sea, they are: Kyth : Although the goddess of Glass and Obsidian is dead. She is still worshiped as a whole, she has no real power to project. Her Manifestation only exists in a pitiful state. Skull : He who governs gentle tides and smooth sailings, He bears no ill towards the children of the sea. Calm, Benevolent and Cautious, Skull is the least destructive of the gods. Scholars, Sailors and many more seek his wisdom. His ire is to be avoided; gentleness is not a sign of weakness... Cage : Vacuous, Mournful, Yearning for what she used to shelter and protect. Cage Governs time in the sea. She is the most unpredictable, Almost all of her undoings are yet another mistake. She is the strongest of all gods but she often misuse her authority unwillingly. Madmen and some barely intelligent creatures are often her worshipers with absolute variance in power. Spine : Order, Just, Righteousness. These words defines the goddess of authority. She governs the unspoken laws of the sea, often bickering with other gods of what should be and should have been (especially Knee) She is hard to please and quick to anger. Spine despises change, Her agents will hunt down any who dare to bend her laws. Traders, Law and power figures follow her words. They are equally rewarded. Knee : Chaos, Bloodshed, Suffering. Knee revels in the innate cruelty of the sea. The corpse of Kyth is her battlefield. She will not rest until everyone is dead. As such, she is the most destructive of the gods. Extremely easy to please and anger. Soldiers of fortune, pirates and the bloodthirsty kill and pillage for her pleasure >>3170644we haven't left the port just yet but a high and mighty woman like the languid noble wouldn't think to have filthy low class in her vessel (especially when she thinks she doesn't need extra skins)
>>3170632>Converse with your officer
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>3170677>>3170640>>31706441=sail2=announce3=officer
>>3170677>>3170644>>3170640 Company You sent two of your crew to announce your departure to the pale office where the admiral and other sea worthy figures are gathering reports and other vital intelligence as well as the Ivory exchange where many high class individuals browse exotic goods and what not. You stressed on both how important it was to IGNORE other nobles; they will just gawk at you.You don't really care for skins as a payment..The reason of such an announcement was to have someone by your side even if this was of temporary nature. You are quite a chatty type, the idea of lowering yourself to burly crewmen for a friendly chat is unfathomable. And so you wait for someone to show up.>Get more than 57 from 1d100, Three rolls only due to average Sea blood stat.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>3170733First.
>>3170953i suppose we will continue laterthank you all for your participation ,friends, you are the best.Make sure to check qtg for further updates.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>3170733
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>3170733
>>3170953>>3171918>>3171938 Dried tears Four hours have passed, You were admiring the heartset in the horizon...the heart of Kyth is the sun in this sheltered domain. You can't imagine what an actual sun looks like. Historians of old describe her as a round ball of light in the skies spreading unnatural yellow rays. what a horrible imagination.Finally, your two men have arrived with a Mournful aristocrat in decent attire and a single briefcase. He looked like one of the associates of your father always begging for skins in on way or another."Afternoon, your grace." at least he has some courtesy to recognize your royal hair colour. The Matriarch made sure to neuter anyone with different shades of red hair. It is a privilege for your bloodline only. "I wish to depart to station Lune as soon as possible; my...daughter..." his voice trailed off "The Celestial engine has claimed her soul in an unfair bargain. My sweet lavender is not the same anymore. I beg of you, take me there post-hate. I'll give you 1000 skins for it."The Celestial engine. The sole company in all of Thernn legalized to deal with souls. How can the Matriarch herself respect Moth-Child of a director? why does he need all of these souls in the first place?>Allow the Mournful aristocrat to board your ship for freeThe company of old men is not something new for you thanks to your father and your husband>Ask for something more valuable than pitiful skinsA ring? An exotic hand mirror? Give me!>Cast him aside, set sail!How is he supposed to entertain you? away with him.>Ask him for worthy secrets and gossipHe is bound to have some dirt on the 'good' people of Thernn.>OtherWhat else can he give you?
>>3172259Where does he want to go to?
>>3172288>>3170369station lune, our destination
>>3172259>Ask him for worthy secrets and gossip
>>3172259>Ask him for worthy secrets and gossip>Still accept the skins though
>>3172299>>3172301>>3172315 An offer accepted He was puzzled by your request , he did speak about the dirty circle of attorneys he is often engaged with. So many cases of debauchery among those in the upper echelon of society. Those he once called friends refused to help him to reclaim the soul of his daughter from the clutches of the Celestial Engine. You accepted his skin though this little change is of no use to you.You have gained an oddity : x1 Rapturous Scandal A once hidden deed exposed. Many shall revel in the misery of others. You have gained an oddity: x5 Conspicuous Rumors Half truth, Half fiction, all lies. A capable Captain can filter the undeniable truth out of a couple of these. You have gained x1000 skins (total: 11000). Your journey begins anew, you sat comfortably in your cabin while your first officer handles the crew above or below deck..>Normal speed!Normal soul consumption, More encounters in the sea, More-sea days to reach your destination>Full speed!More soul consumption, Less encounters in the sea. Less sea-days to reach your destination
>>3172338>Normal speed!More encounter means more booty
On Oddities and Afflictions... The sea has its shares of mysteries and secrets, some may not be grasped by hands. Stories, tales, visions and many more are all oddities . They can be used for more peculiar trading, unlocking unseen paths to progress and so on. Some of them can be traded with an officer for a better teeth, eye, mind...etc.Afflictions are all sorts of harm bestowed upon you. Most can be simply dispelled by resting, others require a different approach, few are permanent. Some Afflictions may increase on their own if left untreated. Mind the Sea, captain. Have enough physical afflictions and your body will hold you no more. Have enough mental afflictions and your mind will belong to Cage.
>>3172338Can we buy more fuel and supplies first? We're rich enough to nearly fill the ship's load for a long and fast trip.
>>3172346Plenty of ports and curiosities to spend skins on the way. Don't worry we will find our money sink soon enough. We should have enough food and souls should be plenty in our destination
>>3172346By the words of the Matriarch, we have spent our last day on Thernn. No turning back.
>>3172338>Full speed!We are cursed. Dawdling is unacceptable.
Imagine serving on ship that's engine feeds on souls, and if you run out of them it will start killing the crew. And then your captains yells "full speed ahead!"
>>3172372>>3172363>>3172360>>3172352>>3172346>>3172344hopefully the bold font wont get fucked like last time, 30th of December, 1792 PK (Post Kyth) The Alabaster had set sail from the busy port of Thernn for the last time. Station Lune is your destination. SD-1 (Sea Day) : The Coast is black, tarnished by black progress, never to fully heal. Nature is only a mean for advancement, why should anyone give her a thread of concern? SD-2 : Your Dubious bat had woken up you in the middle of the night, its long finger pointing at a single word on an old newspaper: Doom . You had this nasty balled [+5 Madness] SD-3 : Your passenger spends most of his time reading book with an old hand pipe. Not that much of a conversationalist. Curses. SD-4 : The Great walls of Thernn (or the Seven Mountain wall) cast a great shadow over hostile waves. It was built the only legal form of slaves in Thernn : men of stone, they are barely functional constructs meant for free labor. Their payment is of rocks and pebbles. Despicable things. Supplies: 14Soul crates: 10Madness: 9/150Dilation: 1/1501/2
>>3172415oh woe is me>had this nasty bat derived for food for a full sea day.as it should be
>>3172415>>3172399>>3172372>>3172363>>3172360>>3172352>>3172346>>3172344 On the verge. A small wooden boat bumps into the majestic frame of the Alabaster in the early hours of the morning. Five sailors inside, four of them are dead and the last one was barely breathing. All were covered in blood and rotten giblets.>Leave them to their fateTo think of the wellbeing of such a lowborn is hilarious! Seas take them all.>Have your men nurse the survivor to full health...or at least try. [?? supplies]Poor thing must have survived an ordeal. With no doctor on ship, this may prove to be an improbable task.>Provide basic aid to the survior, drop him at the nearest port [?? supplies]You are not wasting your fancy food on him!>Order your men to kill the survivorA mercy kill. The unspoken laws of the sea and all that drivel.>OtherUnconscious moans.
>>3172446>Have your men nurse the survivor to full health...or at least try. [?? supplies]
>>3172446>Provide basic aid to the survior, drop him at the nearest port [?? supplies]
>>3172446>Have your men nurse the survivor to full health...or at least try. [?? supplies]He'll probably die but we tried
>>3172450>>3172474>>3172476>>3172477 [/b] Ambushed! [/b] The man's flesh twists and turns, his skin was torn exposing a horrible Sea-mimic! Sharp tendrils bursts from the carcass piercing several of your men!"Leave it to me, Madam!" Your first officer grows infernal talons as he drew his sword, embers dancing on the blade in anticipation. Hints of black fire crackling inside his mouth. You lost x4 crew (total 46) >Allow your first officer to handle fight the abomination aloneIs he trying to show off? Perhaps he fears more loss of life?>To arms! To arms!Rifles on point, Swords on hand A Teeth Challenge >Overload the engine! Push that wicked thing awayLet it stay in its boat, you will not lose more men A sea-blood challenge >Decimate the little monstrosity with a volleyFIRE!>OtherTo safety!
>>3172564>To arms! To arms!
>>3172564>Decimate the little monstrosity with a volley
>>3172569>>3172578>>3172615 Smoke and Sulfur A thundering volley of small pellets shredded the mimic and the small boat to naught. Not a single trace remained. Yes, yes, it was quite a wasteful endeavor but you don't care. The beast is gone. You can rest now.>Interact with your GuardianIt hisses angrily whenever you pass through. Not a single piece of paper for this malicious ball of fur.>Converse with your first officer.How did he wind up serving the Matriarch? you wonder.>Arrange a dinner with your passenger [-1 Supplies]His lack of words adds more mystique to his aura.>Burn or dispose of the book given to you as a giftYou hate it. You hate it. You hate it.>Onwards!The station awaits.>OtherWhy is the sea so...violent?
>>3172670>Converse with your first officer
>>3172670>OtherActually read the book we were given.
>>3172670>Converse with your first officer.
>>3172698>>3172701>>3172744 A man of fire You called the charred devil to your cabin. He bowed to you "How can i help you madam?">Ask him a question of your choice [Specify]What do you want to learn from him?>[LOCKED] Make an undeniable truth out of Conspicuous Rumors [7 needed]You lack two more>His hopes? Dreams?Can devils hope for more in this world? They are lucky to be alive.>Arrange a dinner with him [-1 supplies]"I would be honored to share a table with you, Madam" >Ask him to Share his secrets, increase your resolve What oddity shall he require first?>OtherToo polite for your taste
>>3172802>Arrange a dinner with him [-1 supplies]
>>3172802>Ask him a question of your choice [Specify]How he come of service of the Matriarch?What he did to serve on our ship?
>>3172816>>3172819>>3172821His posture remained the same " During the first contact war in '23, The Matriarch gave an order to kidnap more of my kin for various purposes. Experimentation, Interrogations and other nefarious deeds. I was lucky to be a halfborn of a Humm father and a deviless mother, spared from the horrors of Throat Keep."His fiery eyes flickered of unspoken regret "I was born to serve the Matriarch and her iron will. When i came of age, I was asked to prove my upmost loyalty to the sanguine throne...by murdering my own mother in cold blood when she couldn't bear any more soldiers for Thernn. I proved my worth throughout these years and here i am, serving you. My brothers and sisters are scattered all over the colonies. If we are fortune enough, we can meet one or two."The man of fire further spoke of his kin. He said he actually can't partake in the ongoing conflict; the rivaling heart in the crater is a dangerous thing to halfborns like him. Years of loyalty gone in a blink. He better off serving the Matriarch somewhere else.Your first officer excused himself to attend to the ship. You gave him said permission to do so. >Interact with your GuardianIt hisses angrily whenever you pass through. Not a single piece of paper for this malicious ball of fur>Arrange a dinner with your passenger [-1 Supplies]His lack of words adds more mystique to his aura.>Burn or dispose of the book given to you as a giftYou hate it. You hate it. You hate it.>Onwards!The station awaits.>OtherWhy is the sea so...violent?
>>3172904>Interact with your Guardian
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3172910>>31729201=Guardian2=Onwards
>>3172910>>3172920 Thirst for knowledge Your guardian readjusts his tiny glasses pretending to read a non-existent newspaper. A spent cigar still lingering in his mouth, It Occasionally shifts it from one side to another. It snarls for you to go way.>Leave it beFine then!>Take his glasses, crush it beneath your heelsServes it right for his antagonizing behavior >[LOCKED] give him some hivewood cigarsYou lack this one>[LOCKED] give him any literary page to readYou lack this one>Give him your bookYou are not going to read it anyways>Have a crewman put him next to the Mournful aristocraticThe two might get along>Give it a treat [-1 Supplies]There, now behave.>OtherStop hissing!
>>3172980oh woe is me>for you to go away>put it next to the Mournful aristocratAs it should be.
>>3172980>Have a crewman put him next to the Mournful aristocratic>And read the fucking captainship manual
>>3172980>>Have a crewman put him next to the Mournful aristocratic
>>3173009>>3173019 A pleasing afternoon "Oh, what is this? Your guardian?" The Mournful aristocrat shared what he was reading with the flying vermin. At least it is more pleased than before. When the skies grew dark and the heart of kyth stopped beating, your guardian drew some sort of a map on a layer of dust pointing the location of an isle. It then proceeded to write her name : Sungraves .You were tempted to read the book but your arrogance prevented you for flipping a single page. Who is he to dictate your lack of skills in an aspect or two? Its knowledge, whatever it may be, is forever lost to the sea. You feel much better afterwards.You gained An oddity: x1 Fleeting Memories Sweet memories of a time spent in the sea. Often brings a forgotten smile or a tear. 1/2
>>3173073Ain't we a bitch
>>3173073>>3173081>>3173009>>3173019 Throat Keep SD-5 : An uneventful day, You practiced your marksmanship on seagulls seeking respite on your ship. Clearly you need more seagulls. SD-6 : There it is , Throat keep in its full glory. The resentful home of your blightful sister. Sprawling Greystoned Towers, screams of traitorous bastards echoing from half sunken cells and a thousand cannon fending Thernn from any and all. In an ironic twist, The high warden of Throat keep is the last living member of your family. Your father rightfully disowned her for bedding a filthy ashen soiling our blood. How did she made it to the top of the keep without any influences whatsoever boggles your mind...was this another spiteful move of the Matriarch? Can't be...your older sister has been the high warden for over two decades now. Heartless and cruel this one.>Continue onwards!You won't stop for a blood murker. She even dyed her hair black! What a travesty!>Dock in Throat Keep's port.There is a small trading town in the isle for passing ships , perhaps a visit to your sister? Disowned or not, she must know of what became of her bloodkin.
>>3173134>Continue onwards!Sister will probably just gloat.
>>3173134Supplies: 12Soul crates: 9Madness: 14/150Dilation: 4/150
>>3173149How do we reduce madness?
>>3173134>Continue onwards!I can imagine how delighted she must be at our fate.
On the horrors of the sea... The Sea, has nothing natural about it. It is the flowing blood of a dead mechanical goddess. Madness will plague the minds of you and crew the further you stay away from land fighting sea beast, delving into the unthinkable etc. Lower your madness by returning to ports and other relaxing interactions. Don't Lose your mind.Dilation is how the sea alters your body. It has very slow buildup compared to madness. Time works differently in the sea...a constant state of Dilation that can turn a single Sea day to a full week on land. A ship's Guardian negates most of said alterations but not all of them. To undo the effects of Dilation, Rewind your body via Time-menders who are commonly found in ports or find a Time Splinter across the sea. Don't Lose your body.>>3173157Furthermore ,Each single land day while docked = -1 madness passively. (in most ports anyways)
>>3173144>>3173158>>3173185 Unphased A Thousand curse upon her! You will ignore her and her little sty she calls a keep! Full speed ahead! SD-7 : The shadow of the keep taunts you, you spent the whole day inside the cabin. SD-8 : Some crew gathered around the mournful aristocrat for a sea story. A tale of a younger fisherman who fell in love with a She-beast in his nets. It ended with the death of ... who was it again? You woke up from the sound of a familiar click...your safe! One of your crewmen is carrying a load of YOUR skins! Your keys dangling from his pocket. You couldn't just waltz out of your cabin ill-dressed, you hastily worn something decent before bursting out to the main deck.You caught up with the burglar. He slowly turns his head towards you, his very eyes shine a blue light. He opens his mouth exerting a great effort to form a coherent word "Spine's will...Spine's will..." >Wait for the crewmen and your first officer to show upSAVE YOUR SKINS! >A Tribute to the sea gods. Do nothingSpine's will>Shoot him dead!Leave them alone! A Teeth challenge >Wrestle him downNo god is taking them from you! A Teeth challenge >Quickly search for something to stop/hinder himA mop? A bucket? It is too dark! An eye challenge >Otherno....Supplies: 11Soul crates: 9Madness: 17/150Dilation: 4/150
>>3173238>>Quickly search for something to stop/hinder him
>>3173245What shall you find?>roll +47 from a 1d100, three rolls due to average eye
Rolled 56 + 47 (1d100 + 47)>>3173324
>>3173331only roll 1d100 please. the +47 is the target
>>3173341Will take into account next time
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>3173324
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>3173324
>>3173365>>3173373>>3173382 Foiled You skillfully threw a small stool right at his bulky head. He falls on the floor the moment after. All this commotion has brought many around from their barracks, half naked and hastily armed. Your skins are safe. The man slowly stands up with a sore head. Completely oblivious on what just happened.>Shoot himRightfully punished.>Forgive his uncontrolled actionsWell, You didn't loose a skin so here's that.>Lock him up You have no good use of him anymore, He will leave your service by the time you dock in the station's port
>>3173445>Forgive his uncontrolled actionsI'd lock him up, but we did lose 4 men earlier.
>>3173445Forgive him. Double his workload.
>>3173451>>3173488 Forgiven You will let it slide. He still has his faculties, he will put them in good use....doubly so. Spine is displeased with you action... SD-9 : Gentle waves, smooth sailing. SD-10 : You attempt to feed the Dubious bat. While it is more accepting to your presence, It still refuses further contact. SD-11 : A wrathful storm, Bloodbolts striking the top deck with vengeance. Nothing but an inconvenience [-5 hull ] SD-12 : The air is literally still, the light is fractured to a million bits. A time splinter spawned here and left a devastating impact [+12 Madness, +5 Dilation ] SD-13 : Your passenger spots a small raft to the right side of the ship. An escapee from Throat keep riddled with bullets, He had a small cache of skins ready for the next destination he would never reach [+200 skins] 1/2
>>3173451>>3173488 Station Lune Two sea-weeks later, you are finally closing in on another property of the Celestial engine. There were a couple of smaller ship guarding the station dearly with advanced weaponry capable of perhaps sinking the Alabaster in one blow. The station itself was built on a strange platform ; a cascade of Soul-fused concrete and steel with a will of its own. Whenever a wave or two threatens the field of peculiar flowers planted all over the station, a wall would be erected in a blink. Of course, protecting some flowers it not its original purpose. The Mournful aristocrat approaches you, he looked visibly troubled in his next demand " You have provided me a safe passage and a good company, i am more than thankful for both but... i fear my words alone might not be enough to sway those soul-hungry fiends. You have the blood of the Matriarch running through you. I...i only ask you to accompany me in my plight. They may listen to me when you are by my side.">Refuse his demandGo save your daughter on your own pace, I have more troubles to deal with>Accept his demandThey are known to twist words to their favour. You may still have a sliver of influence.>Accept his demand, but with a price.Nothing is free. Nothing is cheap.>OtherWhat else? Supplies: 9Soul crates: 8Madness: 31/150Dilation: 12150
>>3173670>Accept his demand, but with a price.A favor of our choosing at an unspecified later time.
>>3173670>Accept his demand
>>3173670>Dilation: 12150Woe to us
>>3173717>>3173670>Dilation: 12/150As it should be
>>3173670Accept but with a price.
>>3173723what is your price? you must specify
On Land Ventures.... Much like the sea (and everywhere), time passes on land. A regular land day or two will consume 1 supplies most of the time (There are exceptions where food is aplenty on land or there is no need for it). The shadows of your crew will follow you in silence automatically for hauling new goods, assembling newly bought ship parts and so on. Their only real palpable presence is within encounters that require combat (You can also choose for them to stay on the ship, your choice).You can have 1 officer (or guardian but it is situational and dangerous) accompanying you on land. Note that they may alter some encounters for better or worse so choose wisely.
>>3173681This or cash.>>3173736
>>3173813>>3173723>>3173708>>3173681 No price is too great "I swear on my life that i shall repay you whenever you ask for it." His old crumbling face was albeit brightened, a glimmer of hope shining in his eyes."Madam, If i may. The pale office appreciate any report on any port one can visit. While we can not return to Thernn herself, you can submit it in any of the postal offices scattered across colonies. This is a sure way of earning skins and supplies without resorting to...other distasteful means," The Charred Devil gave you an advice that you might consider in the future. The port was silent and foggy, if you hadn't known better, you would say it was outright abandoned. There was a straight path to the sole building in the artificial isle guided by flickering lanterns shining through the night. What a desolate place.CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY ( Your whole crew is the default, Exception: Your passenger will also accompany you if you wish to aid him now)>No oneThey have no use for you at the moment>Small companyA handful of guards wouldn't hurt>Your guardian ?The Dubious bat yawns, uninterested.>Your first officer"Of course, I am with you, Madam."AND>A full report!On the ship, the crew, the cargo....>The unattended gardenSo many gloomy flowers, still no one in sight.>Have your first officer write a report on Station LuneWhere are the customers?Note: Each report worth more after exploring ports and gathering enough information for the Pale office. Mundanity is not profitable >Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)You will meet the Ill-Masked Shaper first then you shall attend to your passenger problem>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)A good shopping spree first. You have skins.>Lune (with Mournful Aristocrat)How hard can it be to retrieve a simple soul? You will handle his problem first>OtherWhere is everybody?
>>3173896A sma'll company.The unattended garden.
>>3173896>Your first officer>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)>You will meet the Ill-Masked Shaper first then you shall attend to your passenger problem
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3173942>>31739651=garden2=lune
>>3173942>>3173965 The Garden Something was unique about every single flower along your way. One had sapphire twinkling among its petals, another was of obsidian with hints of soft marble. All shapes and colours imaginable, The only common thing among them all was the strange pulse running through each one every minute or so. Are they whispering to each other?>Have a rather peculiar picnic [-2 supplies]A strange place to forget your woes>[LOCKED] Plant a worthy seed in the unnatural soil You lack this one>Speak to the flowers? [Any oddity]What do you have to say??>Listen closely...Murmured words.... An eye challenge >Pluck a flower of twoThey are pretty...and valuable>Explore the other end of the stationNote: You are trespassing . A sea blood challenge >Return to the shipStart a new day.>OtherQuite cheerful for a horrible place.Stopping here for now. Thank you for your participation. You are the best.
>>3174194Listen closely...Murmured words....An eye challenge Good night.
>>3174194>Speak to the flowers? [Any oddity]Fleeting Memory
>>3174194>Pluck a flower of two
>>3174208>>3175421>>3175472>>3175490What are they saying ? You close your eyes and listen. >roll more than 90 from a 1d100, three rolls due to average eye
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>3175688
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>3175688
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>3175688
An unlikely whisper Lune, Lune, Lune, Lune is i~Will you hear my cry?Imprisoned by the MothYearning for the Soul-eyeLune, Lune, Lune, Lune is i~Famished, unable to dieFlourish and growthBelongs to Lune's skyLune, Lune, Lune, Lune is i~In the world of Ashen nighAway from Child-MothLune, Lune, Lune can flyYou don't know how but you felt a thousand dagger in these whispers. A Helpless pain, neutered to almost nothingness. An image of a large furnace of glass strikes the back of your mind like a mallet... The Kiln .What? Why do you have a vision of the home of skin wearers? The once sworn enemies of the Matriarch, they spend the rest of their miserable lives in fear; They know what Thernn can do to their kind. Their glass corpses are still hanging by the thousands like a lifeless chime. A former shell of themselves. You have gained an Oddity : Outlandish Memory of Lune Forbidden and illegal memories of the outside world, not of ash as many would believe. The Kiln is the answer.1/2
>>3175722>>3175707>>3175698>>3175692From the thin air, A woman of stone appeared out of the sudden. She...didn't look like most of her kind. Something didn't feel right about about the symmetrical diamond shaped holes carved in her orbs and where her mouth used to be. Was she watching you this whole time?Many showed themselves as well, all of them were tuned by the Celestial engine to be silent and ruthless watchers. Your company had their hands on their swords and rifles anxiously."Gentlemen, Gentlemen. The Celestial engine bids you welcome. We had a... slight inconvenience to deal with, our apologies." A headless man greeted you with an open arm, he had just come from the building, running."The Blood of the Matriarch in our hold? It is truly a pleasure." He kneeled before you, folding his right arm while extending his left. An ancient way of greeting the highborn " Have you come to admire our Soul-rich flora? We take great care o-"You dismissed his flowery talk, you were dizzy and perturbed. He insisted on delivering some exotic food to the Alabaster as a small token of your arrival. You only cared for resting in your cabin. Other tasks can wait. you gained x2 supplies 2/3
>>3175722>>3175745>>3175692>>3175698>>3175707 12th of March , 1793 A New Dawn Your sleep was brimmed with nightmares, some felt too real as they were clawing you to the abyss. Two small ships has docked in the lone station. One was carrying tightly sealed crates while the other had a rich assortment of customers who got split in two groups: One to the field of flowers, the other to main building itself.Your breakfast was tasteless, your coffee was bland. Your breath was growing heavy...CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY ( Your whole crew is the default, Exception: Your passenger will also accompany you if you wish to aid him now)>No oneThey will be an embarrassment. Those naval clowns>Small companyYou are of royal blood after all.>Your guardian ?It sleeps, unaffected the ruckus outside>Your first officer"Certainly."AND>A full report!On the ship, the crew, the cargo....>The gloomy gardenHeadless guides waiting for new customers>Have your first officer write a report on Station LuneNothing out of the ordinary.Note: Each report worth more after exploring ports and gathering enough information for the Pale office. Mundanity is not profitable>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)You will meet the Ill-Masked Shaper first then you shall attend to your passenger problem>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)A good shopping spree first. You have skins.>Lune (with Mournful Aristocrat)How hard can it be to retrieve a simple soul? You will handle his problem first>OtherNightmares begone.Supplies: 10Soul crates: 8Madness: 30/150Dilation: 12/150
>>3175767>Your first officer>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)
>>3175767>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)>Small company>>3175772Reminder. We will more likely use tongue or eye and our first officer lowers those propertiesThe Charred Devil +4 Iron-2 Tongue-1 Eye
>>3175767>Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)>Small company
>>3175772>>3175787>>3175794 At the doors. The building inside was immensely huge, its appearance from outside was certainly deceitful; smooth marble tiles, red velvet carpets and giant statues only in the reception room. Who knows what is inside? You blinked twice, Is that you dancing with your father as a little girl all over the windows?"Is this your first visit Madam?" The headless greeter inquired "Your fondest memories is projected on our one-of-a-kind windows. Each Valuable customer sees something different."You ignored the miscreant, this is an absolute violation of your privacy! Each act of insolence reminds you of what you had, what you had lost. Another one block your path "Apologies madame but we are obliged to confiscate any weapons. Our policies demands it."> Blast you and your policies! I am going inNo one shall twists your arms.>Very well. No need to cause a fuss>Throw a regal tantrum DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM, WORM?! A Tongue challenge >OtherA line is forming behind you.
>>3175911>>3175937>>3175960 Armless Your men surrender their weapons reluctantly before following you to the receptionist , yet another headless "Good Morning, Madam. how can i be of service?" He had a small Catalogue at the ready for you. >Banking servicesTrade Souls for Skins or vice versa, Take a loan and more>Maritime servicesHiring crew, new ships and ship parts>Hunting servicesOffer your guns and sword for the various needs of the celestial engine.>Trading servicesBuy goods, Trinkets, supplies>Floristry servicesBuy or sell unique flowers or seeds>Medical servicesEngage in rare treatments by the Ill-Masked Shaper>Other services?uncategorized ones
>>3175984>Medical servicesremove curse REMOVE CURSE
>>3175986>>3175996>>3176004 Your Ticket "That will be 2000 Skins or 20 crates of souls." A rather high price for admission. Regardless you paid for it in skins. You lost x2000 skins (total 9200) One of the many silver lined door was opened for you by two men of stone. Their altered faces remained the same, unwelcoming and cold.As your were descending in the seemingly endless spiral staircase, you examined your ticket. The number written on both sides made you gasp. 94 How many bastards have made it before you??? You grit on your teeth, Patience is not your forte. The staircase has ended revealing a large waiting hall filled with the ill and the sickly...mostly old men of different rich backgrounds. All colours of races sat in comfortable chairs waiting for their turns while listening to a classical Humm music. A Skin-wearer dares to set foot here, oh lowly times these are....to share a room with a bile like her. The Celestial engine is indiscriminate, If you got the skins (or the souls). It will happily deal with you. >Wait for your turn..How long will it take?>Pick anything to read to pass timeNewspaper, Magazines...all littered on endless tales.>Order something while waitingA hot coffee perhaps?>Sit next to KythianA spiteful exchange of words will speed things up>Find a more palpable company Chatter with some A sea blood challenge A Tongue challenge >Browse their pharmacy Pills, ointments. Not good enough for your curse but still...>OtherYou don't like it here.. i'll be back in less than an hour
>>3176068>Order something while waiting
>>3176068>Find a more palpable company
>>3176084>>3176099>>3176102 Time passes Some tea and Crumpets, free of charge. A reminder of more pleasant days. You lost x1 madness (total 29) Your turn has yet to come...>Wait for your turn..How long will it take?>Pick anything to read to pass timeNewspaper, Magazines...all littered on endless tables.>Sit next to KythianA spiteful exchange of words will speed things up>Find a more palpable company Chatter with someA sea blood challenge A Tongue challenge >Browse their pharmacy Pills, ointments. Not good enough for your curse but still...>OtherYour patience runs thin
>>3176231oof, didn't see your post. Sorry, friend.
>>3176249>Find a more palpable company
>>3176249>Find a more palpable companyI feel like we can do everything on this list and more with this line
>>3176249>>Find a more palpable company
>>3176249>Chatter with some.
>>3176267>>3176280>>3176288>>3176300Your red hair alone should make them flock towards you and yet most sits alone, few hush-hush here and there.>Get more than 120 from a 1d200 , four rolls due to the highest of the two stats (tongue)
Rolled 63 (1d200)>>3176375
Rolled 197 (1d200)>>3176375
Rolled 146 (1d200)>>3176375
Rolled 106 (1d200)>>3176375Nat 1.
>>3176430>>3176383>>3176387>>3176388 A once apprentice You found an empty seat next to a strange Ashen. Curiosity had overtaken you, the next moment, you have found yourself speaking to her. She had a silver puppet cradled between her arms, its eyes were a bottomless pit."I-i spent my last skin coming here. It is my fault, really. I got too much attached to my sweet Edward which got me fired. My master said that my passion will bleed to other puppets making them unsuitable and faulty. These puppets are not just mindless automatons or toys. Their spark of life is a brilliant thing. I suppose I will pity my way back to Thernn...or somewhere. I pray you have a far less of a problem than mine, My lady."You had one of those as an amusing pet. You threw it in the fire when you got bored of it. It just sat there with a melting smile. Good times. Those silver puppets are fashioned far away using a living metal. Not Soul-infused ones, actual real metal carved from a giant husk. A man of iron. The silver coating makes the puppet more obedient for one reason or another. The Matriarch tried to militarize them once but they were simply too pure for combat. At worst, they will prank the foes in the most harmless way. >Speak more about yourself, share your blight with hereShe is too thick to recognize your status.>Leave her She smells of turpentine. Disgusting. >Buy this EdwardYou want him. You will pay.>Ask her a question of your choice"W-well. I am at 90 so we are kind of close.">OtherShe is pretty. You'll give her that.
>>3176558>Speak more about yourself, share your blight with her
>>3176585>>3176771 A response "That is horrible!" She exclaimed "I lost my family too...well, i-i think i have. They have been locked in throat keep for nearly thirty years. I have already accepted their loss at this point."They must have some done something horrid, being ashen filth. You were proved wrong "The last shipment of silver puppets was missing a few when it reached Thernn. My family were the first non humms to craft puppets , The blame had to fall on someone. I was in the hive at the time so they couldn't blame on me as well."You felt uneasiness creeping inside "I hold no grudge against you or any Humm. I-i mean, it won't bring them back from the dead. I will continue to live as happy as i can with Edward " The naive ashen smiled " Do you think they can buy my tinkering set for skins?">Give her some skinsOut of pity.>Leave her It was a decent talk, 3 less to wait for>Buy this EdwardYou want him. You will pay.>Ask her a question of your choiceThe outsider pats her lifeless puppet>OtherWhat else?
>>3176841>Ask her a question of your choiceWould she like to travel with us?
>>3176860Her eyes widened "M-me? With all due to respect, I am more or less a glorified toy-maker. Well, Ships are just bigger toys to maintain but I...am not that much of a sea person. The last thing you want on your fine vessel is ashen vomit all over.">Lure her with a sizable amount of skin [specify]Will this do?>Convince her otherwise You want her on your ship. A tongue challenge >Forget itShe doesn't sound that appealing in a second glance.>OtherOh, when will it end?
>>3177127>Convince her otherwise
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3177146>>31771751=convince2=forget
>>3177175Why? At best we got free officer at worst free crewman? Why not?
>>3177175Why choose option that does nothing?
>>3177146 >>3177175 Away with her "O-of course." She muttered "That would be for the best." You left her, the idea of having a mistrustful outsider in the Alabaster is a horrible, horrible one. Everyone shouldn't have faith in men and women who suddenly came from the outside world by means unknown. A shriek has suddenly erupted through the two-faced door leading to the Ill-Masked Shaper. Minutes later, A headless employee came out of the door with specks of blood on his attire. He 'deeply regret' to inform everyone that the Ill-Masked Shaper won't be accepting further patients today. He has offered either a refund or a day's worth of accommodation until they start running again. Naturally, this has angered many around here. The headless took a lot of pressure from everyone who vented their anger and frustration on him. You pelted him with curses of your own. Your eyes were later fixed on the Kythian amidst this chaos. She hid a smile. Was she involved somehow? >Return to your shipOh well, another day lost>Accept their compensationThe room better be lavishly decorated>To the receptionOther services on your mind>Tail the KythianThat snake is up to something >OtherThis was quite amusing actually
>>3177275>Tail the Kythian
>>3177175It's hard to express how much this post irritates meAnd what amount of anger i feel toward this anonDiscarding potential companion is a one thingSecond, making this >>3177127 post worthlessWHY?! Why you done this?
>>3177331Ask the op to change then? Why not take them? Because being a sailor is tough.
>>3177275>Tail the Kythian>>3177331It's alright, man. There will be other chances
>>3177297>>3177343 On her tail At first, The Skin wearer bought some light snacks then she had a lengthy conversation with a Wealthy Couple who was absolutely fine with this abomination walking about. She took a room but didn't stay there for long. She went to the restroom for an hour, then another and another. You finally caved in and entered there yourself only to find her waiting for you."Well Darling, I appreciate you following wherever i go. Do you want an autograph? You could just ask."She was just as confused as you were "You seriously don't know me? The Glass Herring? The finest restaurant in the hive? I am the prime Chef there. Ugh, You call yourself a royalty and you haven't tasted a single dish of mine? Absurd."In your defense, you haven't set foot outside of Thernn before " Do you have a good reason to stalk me, then ?">Ask for an autograph Make it less awkward>Ask her a questionYou have some>ApologizeLooks like your were mistaken>LeaveWhat an embarrassing situation >Call her of what she isA Skin-wearer, A Chime, A Skinless Harlot>OtherWhat to say to her>>3177331no need to get angry, friend.
>>3177402Ask her why she's here.
>>3177335>Because being a sailor is toughWell this is sound reasoning. But the world we currently inhabiting is dangerous, twisted and other horrible adjectives.See how our first proper character ended up, as a exhibit A. Die in a allyway of a big city. And its not like we shackle people to our ship.I hope>>3177343>It's alright, man. There will be other chancesNo qt Ashen gf...
>>3177402>Ask for an autographmay as well>OtherThere is plenty supplies on our ship, tell her we would be delighted to taste her cooking>no need to get angry, friend.I guess missing on a companion is not as bad as assaulting a ferry guy and his two daughters.When anons done that i had my doubts about humanityI dont know how i stopped myself from ranting how utterly retarded that was
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3177412>>31774551=Ask 2=autographi am aware we can do both but for the sake of da rules, i am rolling
>>3177418>>3177455 Signed "Here," She wrote it on a napkin. You have gained a treasure : x1 Precious Memento An Item of some worth to certain collectors. Of little use otherwise You spoke about your ship and how great would it be if you had tasted a dish of her tonight "Normally, I am not allowed to cook outside of the Glass Herring; not even for myself. You understand contracts and all...however, you have a little bit of the Matriarch in you. The old coot STILL refuses my letters. No offense of course..."There was a pause, the Kythian was still considering your offer "..fine, I'll be by your ship in a few hours. Only because I haven't tried cooking a mundane meal in a damn long time. I am getting tired of all exotic dishes i have to come up with. It is a chore."You left the restroom feeling satisfied. You will have a properly prepared meal tonight. >Return to your shipYou have quite a dinner to catch!>To the receptionOther services on your mind>OtherYour stomach rumblesStopping here for now, thank you all for participating friends, you are the best.
>>3177510>To the reception
>>3177517I assume we have time for this before dinner
>>3177510>>Return to your ship
>>3177510>Return to your ship
>>3177510>>To the receptionBuy souls before they run out and consume our soul
>>3177517>>3177856>>3178176>>3178477>>3178613 Another Ticket And another two-faced door. This Ticket however was free of charge. 384 was the number written on the ticket. Great.The Banking lobby was at least thrice as large as the waiting hall with rows of counters as far as the eye can see. Luckily, you didn't to wait long for this one."Good evening, madam. How can i help you?" you explained your needs to him."Of course, We are have thankful for your trust in our namesake. Our Soul crates have been legally acquired and processed for your leisure. Each one will cost 250 skins...or perhaps you have a different currency? We accept all."9200 skins19/40 cargo hols>Buy a number of CratesHow much?>[LOCKED] Buy a number of crates with non skin currencyYou lack this one>Write inToo expensive...
>>3178635oh woe is me>cargo holdas it should be
>>3178635>Buy a number of Crates10
>>3178635>Write inIt might be the price, it might not. Can you fill me in about the uses your product has? We already have fuel of our own and i get the feeling that simply buying it to trade with other ports would require more paperwork than it should be worth
>>3178635Are they the only vendor for souls?
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>3178647>>3178651>>31786521=buy2=write in3=vendor
>>3178647>>3178651>>3178652"The Celestial engine is the only legal outlet for certified soul crates. Any crates acquired through other means are deemed unlawful and illegal. Anyone will be punished accordingly for possessing such crates." Came his strict reply "Are you willing to purchase our fine products, Madam?"9200 skins19/40 cargo hold>Buy a number of CratesHow much?>[LOCKED] Buy a number of crates with non skin currencyYou lack this one>Write inToo expensive...
>>317866510 is fine then.
>>3178670+1>>3178665Is this the only place we can buy those?Can we buy them in every port?If not could he mark ports we can buy them in?Maybe we should look into different ship. More fuel efficient and faster. Or one that runs on completely different kind of fuel.
>>3178665Buy 10 and ask these questions >>3178674
>>3178670>>3178674>>3178676 More souls "Soul crates are readily available in all of our stations scattered all over the sea. The nearest one is station Montse to the east. Major cities like Thernn, The Hive, The Kiln and some colonies have more of our shops too. Few traders have the privilege to sell our goods in desolate isles where it would be inefficient for the Celestial Engine to set shops there. " You lost x2500 skins (Total 6700) You gained x10 soul crates (total 18) You had your men haul the crates back to the Alabaster . You had to double check with the receptionist on the Ill-Masked shaper before return back to your ship.1/2
>>3178670>>3178674>>3178676 Dinner "There you are, Darling." The woman of glass caught you first once you were inside "Quite the company you have, They recognized me in mere seconds. I brought some spices with me; yours are probably all stale and tasteless. Those navy men will gulp down anything...no finesse or grandeur. " She snickered clearly enjoying the gauntlet of naval eyes around her." I want to speak with you in.." She looked at her watch " Thirsty minutes of so, for the time being, I don't want a single soul in my kitchen or i will add them to the soup!"Whether she was joking or not , you do not know. Now, you wait.>Interact with you guardianIts nostrils are flared. Drool beneath its feet>Speak with the charred DevilUnlike your crew, He pays her no heed. Focusing on his duties>Speak with the Mournful Aristocrat He looks stressed, each day is a horrible loss to him.>Idle for a bitSpeak with the Glamorous cook after half an hour>Have your first officer write a report on Station LuneThe little incident is worth somethingNote: Each report worth more after exploring ports and gathering enough information for the Pale office. Mundanity is not profitable>OtherGods, the mouth watering smell...
>>3178701>>Have your first officer write a report on Station Lune
>>3178701oh woe is me>thirty minutesas it should be
>>3178701>Have your first officer write a report on Station Lune
>>3178701>Speak with the charred DevilWe will meat some interesting people and mingle some more here, report could wait as we have more info later
>>3178701>Speak with the Mournful Aristocrat
>>3178703>>3178715>>3178730>>3178731 The office awaits "Right away." Your first officer sat down and started to write down the report. You gave him some interesting tidbits here and there. The rest is up to him. You have gained x1 Report : Station Lune You enter the galley when the time comes. Lots of pots bubbling greatness, better than anything cooked on the Alabaster so far. "Do you like what you see? Of course you do, you would be blind not to." said the Kythian while stirring a delicious mixture "Say, Could you introduce me to that roguishly handsome devil? He has been ignoring me since i stepped foot here. Too uptight for his own good. I always have a soft spot for them horny gents.">Of courseIt is nothing in comparison>Absolutely notYou don't to be a part of this.
>>3178739>>Of courseAs long you don't try to steal him away from my ship.
>>3178739Sure, why not.
>>3178743>>3178751>>3178758 It gnaws.. Your reply pleased her.The Glamorous cook soon kicked you out of the galley. The feast would soon be ready.And so it was, Dishes you have never seen before. All strange and heavenly delicious. The Baked, The Minced, The Roasted...you ate until your stomach could hold no more.Everyone aboard was having a great time. The woman of glass put a smile on all tonight. Even your ball of fur had a bountiful steak. Lovely chatter, Cheerful mood, you couldn't ask for more. You lost x4 supplies (total 6) Your lost x29 madness (total 0) You introduced your first officer to the Kythian and left them to their own devices. You raised your glass of wine in the air, calling for toast. Then...Then it happened.Sharp, Undulating pain in your belly. You collapse on the floor gasping for breath. A glass trickery? No, you know this pain too well. Your skin turns pale. Your veins grew black, the regal curse claims more of your body. You are nearing the brink of oblivion... Your Affliction: Regal Curse has changed ( 1->2: Your heart turns black, a step closer to untimely death) Your have lost 1 heart stat! It is now at -1, each heart challenge will have a -10 penalty. >Surrender to the painClose your eyes, let the crew handle the rest.>Resist You are not done yet. Stand tall and strong A Heart Challenge >Stand up, Lie to your crew and retreat to your cabinYou are fine...better not to spoil their mood A Heart Challenge A Tongue Challenge >OtherMake it stop..
>>3178774>Stand up, Lie to your crew and retreat to your cabin
>>3178774>Stand up, Lie to your crew and retreat to your cabinAs long as this doesn't cause us to miss our appointment with the Ill-Master
>>3178785>>3178796>>3178803>>3178813You see blurred faces, your first officer approaches you, his words are lost to your ears.>get more than 160, best roll of three due to the highest stat (tongue). -10 to the final result.
Rolled 195 + 10 (1d200 + 10)>>3178814I assume it's d200
>>3178826Write it as d200+-10 for it to work.As you can see, I forgot to do this.
>>3178826yes. only 1d200 with no modifiers like before
Rolled 62 (1d200)>>3178814
Rolled 113 (1d200)>>3178814
>>3178832>>3178829>>3178826You dismissed any concern and crawled your way to your cabin. Let them have their fun; who knows when they will ever get another chance.___________________ 13th of March, 1793A New Dawn You woke up feeling better, not by a huge margin. It was good enough for you to walk on your own. Looks like the crew will spend the whole day cleaning the drunken mess of yesterday. You don't have it in you to bark at this and that in your current shape.More customers arriving, you have your ticket so your turn should be the same.CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY ( Your whole crew is the default, Exception: Your passenger will also accompany you if you wish to aid him now, Exception: all crewmen are busy with the ship for this day. )>No oneYour sign of weakness is better not to be seen>Your guardian?It has bloated twice his size from yesterday>Your first officer?He looks the same, you wonder what happened yesterday.AND>A full report!On the ship, the crew, the cargo....>The gloomy gardenSome Headless employees are planting something >Lune (No mournful Aristocrat)Medical Services is your prime Priority >Lune (with Mournful Aristocrat)He grows more and more tired of waiting for you>OtherYour head spinsSupplies: 6Soul crates:18Madness: 0/150Dilation: 12/150
>>3178846>Lune (with Mournful Aristocrat)If we dawdle more he might do something bad.Also he did fund half of our ticket.
>>3178846>Lune (with Mournful Aristocrat)
>>3178848>>3178856CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY
>>3178870The crew is out so no one
>>3178848>>3178856 A Hopeful attempt Your passenger was more than happy to get off your ship. Every step of his is fueled with unseen determination. You wish your father was someone like that, He offered your the world but little time he spent with you. You cherish those few moments deeply.This wasn't the aristocrat's first visit, he knew what he was doing. Unlike you, He bought a ticket to the bank for a hefty sum " Their manager has little time for chat. Let's go. " He explained. And so the waiting begins. A handful sipping tea and reading the latest news in a small room at the far end of the lobby. You better wrap it up quickly, you don't want to miss your turn with the Ill-Masked Shaper.>Speak with the Mournful Aristocrat He taps on the carpet nervously. His time with the manager is brief. Every word counts.>Order something from the secretary.She writes and writes without a head. Interesting.>Read the newspaperNeatly folded and new.>Wait it outIt won't take long at this rate>Other The constant ticking of the wall clock is irritating
>>3178899>>Read the newspaper
>>3178899>Read the newspaper
>>3178899>Speak with the mournful aristocrat.
>>3178899>Speak with the Mournful Aristocrat
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3178905>>3178913>>3178919>>31789211=newspaper2=mournful
>>3178905>>3178913>>3178919>>3178921 End of the line His words were full of desperation "I...we will never get her back. They clutch to souls like a child and his new toy. Oh my sweet Lavender. I...i have failed you. I.." The last of his tears was in his palm. You (and other sympathetic customers ) tried to calm him down. A bit of false hope is still hope. He had the look of a man who had already lost everything, scouring for anything that might give a meaning to his life.This time has come. The secretary has opened the door revealing a twisted domain, An silent Apocrypha of forgotten records and literary pages drifting around a small island of shifting marble blocks with face gasping for sweet air.The heart of the island had a woman of stone, similar to those you saw outside but far more cunning. Her office was of White Moth constantly flickering its wing in a dazzling manner. "You have five minutes. " Her voice came from nowhere and everywhere. >Let him speakHe stares at the manager, cold lips.>Introduce yourselfLoosen the stiff air A Tongue Challenge >Speak on his behalfHe is frozen solid A Tongue Challenge >Catch something while she is busy with himSo much knowledge within your reach An eye Challenge >OtherA Miasma of knowledge
>>3178956>>Speak on his behalf
>>3178956Catch something while she is busy with him.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>3178962>>3178980>>31789931=Speak 2=Catch 3=Introduce
>>3178962>>3178980>>3178993You stepped in before you would fumble his only chance. The Manager listens but does not look. She is busy writing something down.>get more than 85 from 1d100, three rolls only due to average tongue
>>3179007>before the Mournful Aristocrat would
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>3179007
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>3179007
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>3179007
>>3179012>>3179015>>3179018 Three minutes Your words did little to pave the path for the Mournful Aristocrat. The Desk of Moth swallowed whatever she wrote in that paper, She slowly turns her attention to him " This whole establishment is built on souls. Your daughter knew the risks before signing the contract. Her soul is legally ours. We are not responsible for any current soulless side effects." You saw a man begging on his knees garnering no sympathy for an automaton of stone. She sighed, seeing this act as a waste of her time "A moment please." One of the marble blocks opened its maw revealing a pure essence, cold, yearning for a body " Your daughter's soul remains intact as you see. Our director sees more inherit value in her. She is not for regular consumption at the moment. " You held his arm restraining him for embracing his sweet lavender " The Celestial empire does not accept mere compensation. If you desire her soul, you must offer something...far more greater. Your soul , a lifelong servitude and a debt of 10,000 skins should suffice. The Moth-Child is always pleased with more attorneys. Do not negotiate terms with the me. We are both above this. " The words are at the tip of his tongue. No price is too great.>Remain silentYou have done enough>Offer your regal soul instead. Ask for its worth firstSouls are overrated anyways. You have little to live at any rate.>Counter her offer with something else far more worthy than this [Any Goods, Oddities, Treasures]Will this be enough?>OtherTime is fleeting.
>>3179050>Remain silentWe've done enough damage
>>3179050>Counter her offer with something else far more worthy than this [Any Goods, Oddities, Treasures]
>>3179058>>3179068>>3179120 A Silent Farewell The words has been spoken. A new contract is sealed. "Thank you for your cooperation. Your Integration shall begin immediately." You were forced to leave alone wondering whether it would have gone any other way. No use wallowing in sorrow, You clutched your ticket and went for the waiting hall. Only twenty between you and your goal. Good news for once.>Wait for your turn.Shouldn't take long>Pick anything to read to pass timeNewspaper, Magazines...all littered on endless tables>Sit next to the Glamorous CookShe looks vexed beyond any limit>Sit next to the Restless PuppeteerStill cradling her Edward>Browse their pharmacy Pills, ointments. Not good enough for your curse but still.>OtherWhat else?
>>3179126>Sit next to the Glamorous Cook
>>3179126>Sit next to the Restless Puppeteer.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3179142>>31791631=cook2=restless
>>3179142>>3179163 Ashen welcome "O-oh, Hello!" She waved at you avidly "I hoped i would see you again. I did actually but you didn't notice me. Your were following that scary woman..."She pointed at the Kythian nervously for a split second "I wouldn't lie, The room they provided easily tops anywhere i slept in for month. They have actual bed and no rats whispering misintent to your ears! I-oh.." She stops for a moment "I am sorry, my lady. I shouldn't bother you with my nonsense. I am lucky to have you speaking to my rabble." The Ashen spoke of the incident yesterday. She said someone was trying to kill the Shaper! Or so she heard. He or She have clearly underestimated their foe. He who can bring life can also bring death in a multitude of forms. You have gained an oddity: x1 Conspicuous Rumor "It is my turn, Off i go!" She left her seat with haste. Not much is left now.>Wait for your turn.This is it.>Pick anything to read to pass what little time leftNewspaper, Magazines...all littered on endless tables>Browse their pharmacy Pills, ointments. Not good enough for your curse but still.>OtherWhat else?
>>3179277>Pick anything to read to pass what little time left
>>3179335>>3179371 The Usual One more expedition lost in the azure Jungles of Vuuld. A Serial killer remains uncaught in the Sungraves. Another ridiculous new law imposed by the Matriarch and an honest warning for captains in the eastern corner of the world: The sea bubbles with red...Knee seeks blood. You have gained an oddity : x1 Recent news Not so recent with the continuous sea dilation but it will do. Welcomed by all. It was finally your turn. The door opens revealing another domain of black and frigid ice. Warm on touch with a thousand mask whizzing in the air, all were trying to reach the silent tall figure in the room: The Shaper himself.He wore a simple black robe. Nothing was natural about him as he swirled back and forth in his place like a thrown rag doll. He continues to reject each and every mask slamming into what you call his face. He finally settled with one, that of the fabled sun with its impromptus light , It bled golden strands coiling and covering his frail body from head to toe. The masks went silent, retreating further into the black ice around you. You have failed to notice the two headless standing idly to his side, they wore proper medical gowns. Assistants perhaps? " Regal , I honour. I cure, always have. Regal " He bowed. Your ears ringed from such a booming voice,"Please wear this mask, Madam. He will speak directly to your mind this way." One of the headless had a blank wooden mask for you with no features.>Of courseAwfully dull for a mask.>No MaskYou will endure the pain at the cost of unsullied mind>OtherWhat else?
>>3179495>>3179445 Darkness You put on the mask and the world was gone. No noises, No lights, nothing. You were just a tiny speck in the void. The Shaper has revealed himself from the unknown . He thrusts a black dagger into your chest gutting you like fish but it didn't hurt...in fact, you felt relieved for a brief moment before the pain would return upon an abrupt closure of your wounds. The Shaper is intrigued, he removes his masked for another of liquid black flames. He set you aflame, your charred flesh is a momentary bliss. Then it returned to it former state: Anew and withered with pain.This went one for a while, each harm inflicted by a different mask get nullified moments later. The Shaper went for his original mask, his voice booming even in this realm " Regal , Trust. Faith, have in I Regal " He digs his hand into your chest, pulling out your black heart in a brutal manner. You scream in howling pain. Yet your heart bleeds flesh, then bones and skin.... Another person: You The other you screeches in defiance twisting the Shaper's arm. The void around you is starting to collapse. >Do nothing....>Charge at yourself, meet her bottomless eyes....>Lunge towards the Ill-Masked Shaper, He wants your doom.....>Pray to a god of the sea, make this nightmare end....>Think of the wooden Mask, Pull it out before .....
>>3179516>Charge at yourself, meet her bottomless eyes
>>3179516oh woe is me>he sets>went on for >before...As it should be
>>3179532 Conflict You feel every bit of harm inflicted on your doppelganger. She is far more stronger than you but you persists.Suddenly, A beam of light blinds you. Back to the real world with the two headless drawing their weapons against you. The mask was shattered. The Shaper on all four with a cracked mask. " Headless Begone. No ill is Regal upon me. Headless " The Dyad unsheathed their weapons, they helped you to get on your feet before leaving. The pain inside continues to manifest itself, you draw blood from your lips clutching to your black heart. Your Affliction: Regal Curse has changed ( 2->3: Your heart has stopped beating, black blood is keeping you alive.)Your have lost 1 heart stat! It is now at -2, each heart challenge will have a -20 penalty. " Matriarch , No curse. A gift, i see. From another time, A blessing. It came. Beyond Cage's Domain. Frail body weak. Can not contain immortal soul. Matriarch " black worms seeped from the crack in his mask. >Ask him of a cureI don't want any of this! Heal me!>Ask him a question He is weakened. Each word uttered comes with some effort A Tongue challenge >Call him a liar, a hoaxYou should have known. What a waste>Crack open his faceSomething is...alluring about these worms... A Teeth Challenge >LeaveThis is too much to ingest .>OtherMatriarch? What?Gonna stop here for now. Thank you for participating , friends. You are the best.
>>3179619>Ask him of a cure
>>3179619Ask him for a cure.
>>3179619>Ask him a question How to reinforce this body or get a better one?If this fails, we could maybe try to sell this soul to the bank to free the mournful guy? A unique immortal soul should count for a lot, and maybe they can get it out of us.
>>3179619The clue is in what he called us. We have the same immortality curse as the matriarch. The problem is that our body is too weak to handle it. But if we asked him how to strengthen our body we might fail the challenge and lose everything. So I don't know what we should do right now.
>>3180269It would explain why the Matriarch sent us away to die, it would be embarassing if someone in her court managed to get the same powers she did...Or maybe she's seeking a successor and hope that we will find a way to strengthen ourselves.
>>3180324>>3180285>>3180269>>3179914>>3179641>>3179626 Clueless " Matriarch . Sorrow. I stand with no cure. No body can house. No body to strengthen. Moth-Child a dear friend. Grief is to hide a soul so precious and powerful. Matriarch . " He leaned on a pillar of ice to stand up " Matriarch , Bearer of a secret. Hidden. Many claw for immortal soul. Seek Path of time. Time before or after Cage across the sea . There, immortal soul came, Matriarch " Objective: Learn more about Time outside of Cage's Domain Time uncontrolled by Cage? The idea didn't resonate with you. Whoever instilled this curse in you bought it from time unbeknownst to Cage. The Ill masked Shaper has nothing more to tell or give. Not a single hint on where to start looking. Certainly not here. Before you would leave, He summoned a headless employee from the floor whispering something to her. She turned to you "Follow me, madam."She led you to a seemingly dead end before ringing a small invisible bell. You sense some sort of a presence but you can not see what or who is in front of you "Not many have an access to our exclusive wares. I have been asked to sell you one or more vial of Cage's Blood with a one time only discount. Each vial shall cost 3000 skins. You can purchase it later from any station.." 9200 skins>Buy someWhile it is not a cure, It must be of some importance if the Shaper have recommended for you.>Perhaps notYou will save your skins>OtherAll too tiresome.
>>3180818My money is not infinite, why should I buy this?
>>3180818>Buy oneWe'll squeeze the world for skins.
>>3180818Buy one first. Ask her what it does. I'm guessing it stops the curse from growing.I think we should look into buying an engine that doesn't consume souls as fuel because we can't afford to buy these two thing regularly.
>>3180831Actually since it's a one time discount buy 2
>>3180818>Buy some2 vials>OtherWhat does it do and how often should I take it?
>>3180824>>3180826>>3180831>>3180834>>3180841 A Hefty Price "Excellent choice madam, The blood of a god will temporary halt whatever unspeakable illness you are suffering from. Its effect should last for weeks if not months. Drink it whenever the pain is insurmountable." You lost x6000 skins (total 3200) You gained Goods: x2 Vials of Cage's Blood The blood is green like the Sea, Spilled and Forgotten. Not to be mixed with cogs or dreams. >Drink one nowYou need this>Keep it for laterOnly in the direst of times
>>3180854>Keep it for later
>>3180854>Drink one nowWe're at -2 already.
>>3180854>Keep it for laterI wonder couldn't they just take our soul out and put it in another vessel?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3180865>>3180869>>3180878 Not now You will endure. Your last pulse has robbed you of any warmth. Your fingertips are colder than winter. Your black blood is semi visible through your veins. You will never adjust to such drastic changes in your body. It must end soon. You find yourself in the reception room. Exhausted and Tired, when will this day end?>Lune (Main building)Accidents seems to be the norm in this place. So many things to purchase and do here>Lune (Garden)The Flowers rely on little heartlight to grow. >The Alabaster Will it be capable enough to carry you to your goal?>OtherWhat else?
>>3180897>Lune (Main building)Buy supplies, check out ship parts
>>3180906Support. We need fuel.
>>3180906>>3180930 Maritime services. Your third ticket for the day had a different two faced door. A spiral of stairs later, it led you a large underground dockyard with a giant floodgate leading to the surface. You must be on the far side of the island. Things were more hectic there, certainly not a place for a lady like yourself. Most of the workers here were men of stone supervised by more headless. You only have enough breath to browse once before diving into your bed. The ticket didn't have a number, it was more of an unneeded formality to let you in. You are too familiar with this kind of bureaucracy. The Matriarch can't get enough of it.>CrewObedient men of stone, Few actual Humms for hire>New ShipsAbout three for sale.>EnginesAll Soul craving.>Weapons and AmmunitionExpensive and Reliable>MiscellaneousOther decent additions to your ship. >Other No supplies here, another ticket for the trading services.
>>3180992Let´s search for an Engine. A good one should save us much time indeed.
>>3181040>>3181064 Engines "Hello customer: woman. We sell." A rigid man of stone greeted you, he was bound to his chair long enough for some fungus to grow around his chair. Ah, now these are the men of stone you are accustomed to; servile and with a smudge for brains not like that horrible, horrible manager. They had the following for sale: Sell your current engine for : 1200 skins Celestial Fleece : 1000 skins - Small in size, doesn't require any crew for full speed-High speed, doesn't need any sort of fuel-A secondary engine with ~1 Sea-week life span, will expire afterwards.-Can be equipped in any weapon or engine slot. Celestial Augur: 2000 skins -Average in size, requires at least 15 crew for full speed - Average speed, can be fed with souls OR Literary pages (with no effect)-Average Soul and Page consumption, can overheats Celestial Emissary: 3000 skins -Very large in size, requires at least 25 crew for full speed - Slow speed, can only be fed with souls -Very low Soul Page consumption, can overheats-Will self repair itself in case of minor damage, can repair the 10 hull points for 1 soul crate. Celestial Vagrant : 4000 skins -A soul hungry guardian-Tiny in size, requires no guardians on board- Variable speed, can only be fed with soul and supplies -High soul and supplies consumption, can overheat-Overheating will force the ship to constant take hull damage until the celestial vagrant calm down.-Can board ships, adding a bonus to your crew during boarding. Pride of Lune: 9000 Skins -Very large in size in size, requires at least 35 crew for full speed - Very high speed, can be fed with souls only-High Soul consumption, more liable to overheating-During combat, Overheating the engine will double all the damage of Celestial weaponry3200 skins>Buy an engine?Sell yours perhaps?>Perhaps notThey are not to your liking>OtherWhat else?
i suppose we will continue laterthank you all for your participation ,friends, you are the best.Make sure to check qtg for further updates.
>>3181153>- Average speed, can be fed with souls OR Literary pages (with no effect)So feeding it pages does nothing?
>>3181621the nature/time altering capabilities of the literary pages are nullified during consumption.
>>3181632So they act as fuel but no time shenanigans?
>>3181644in this case, yes.
>>3170574Engine: Celestial devourer-Very small in size, requires at least 5 crew for full speed -Above average speed, can only be fed with souls.-Low Soul consumption, will never overheats-If no soul crates are present, it will devour the souls of everyone aboard.Here is the old engine.>Sell your current engine for : 1200 skins >Buy Celestial Augur.
>>3181153>Perhaps notToo expensive
>>3181153>Perhaps notI feel like there isn't much of a benefit for the money being spent. We'll run out of skins sooner or later and spending money on a new engine that eats up more fuel won't help.
>>3181153>>Perhaps notBuy supplies instead. They don't sell fuel consuming engines here.
>>3181669>>3181692>>3182073>>3181657 Nothing Perhaps when you have more skins at your disposal, you will consider upgrading the Alabaster with a better engine. For now, you will return to familiar walls for a shuteye. _________________ 14th of March, 1793 A New Dawn Your morning had a delightful surprise. Apparently your loyal first officer has refused the many advances of the Glamorous Cook. No wonder she was fuming the last time you saw her.One of the crew had brought a newspaper for your guardian. You had him scrape the ship from outside for doing so behind your back. A behemoth of a ship has docked close to yours bearing the same insignia of the Matriarch. One of the few Flagships outfitted with the latest weaponry available. What is it doing here? A ship of that magnitude has to be commandeered by someone of your bloodline. CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY ( Your whole crew is the default)>No oneYou'll be back to the ship shortly>Some companyYou feel safer that way>Your guardian?His tiny glasses are always loose.>Your first officer?"Always with you, Madam."AND>Drink the vial! [1 Cage's blood]A temporary abatement >A full report!On the ship, the crew, the cargo....>The Gloomy gardenFew customers around>Demand audience inside the flagshipYour blood alone shall make it an easy task>Lune [specify what services do you need]One last purchase before leaving>Set sail [choose a direction or a destination]Your real journey begins anew!>OtherGlory of iron.
>>3181153>Perhaps notOur current engine is faster than all reasonable alternatives.
>>3182380Supplies: 5Soul crates:18Madness: 0/150Dilation: 12/150
>>3182380>Lune. We need supplies and information on Time>Other: "to commandeer" means" to confiscate"
>>3182388>>3182380Oh double woe is me>has to be helmedas it should be
>>3182380>Some company>>Demand audience inside the flagshipMeet a relative and ask for supplies, skins or some information about time
>>3182388CHOOSE YOUR COMPANY
>>3182398>Some companyI am forgetful.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3182388>>31823961=lune2=audience
>>3182411>>3182388>>3182396 The Vermilion Navarch Turns out, It was not an easy task ; after a thorough search , only you were allowed to enter the flagship unarmed. The lowest of their crew dressed better than your first officer. This was to be expected.The captain's cabin was more of a throne room. Overly opulent and extravagant , Abundant with dozens of trinkets and trophies of decades in the sea. Their sea captain was a polite woman, a healthy one unscarred by the burden by leadership. Burning scarlet, Her hair is more lively than yours. One of you."Ah, so you are the one who got exiled from Thernn. You don't look too rabid to me. I would write a letter to the Matriarch to reconsider but you know her...Most likely she forgot about your existence in the first place." said the Vermilion Navarch, her company of officers retained their statute-like expressions " The Iron line has been broken and so she sent me to regain naval superiority around the devil's crater. Do you have any business with me? Time is of the essence. I stopped here out of necessity.">Speak of your blightMaybe she will help you further.>Inquire furtherCertainly the flagship has all she needs for months A Tongue challenge > Inspect her furtherShe looks awfully young to accomplish so much An eye challenge >Admire her collectionShe possess quite some. A Mind challenge A Tongue challenge >Ask for some essentials?Anything to keep your ship floating A Tongue Challenge A Sea Blood Challenge >Ask for precious words?Knowledge of time. You need this. A Tonguee Challenge A Sea Blood Challenge >Ask for experience?A Cook? An engineer? A Tongue ChallengeA Sea Blood Challenge >Take your leaveToo pompous for your blood>Otherwhat else?
>>3182457can we ask for more than one thing? a cook will increase our heart and we could use some knowledge of time
>>3182474asking The Vermilion Navarch for more will yield you none.
>>3182457>>Ask for experience?Cook
>>3182457>Ask for precious words?Knowledge, we need knowledge since our time is limited.
>>3182457>Ask for precious words?
>>3182506>>3182500>>3182490She might know of what you are after, she might not.>Get 135 or more from 1d200, best out of four due to the highest stat (tongue)
Rolled 137 (1d200)>>3182521
Rolled 91 (1d200)>>3182521
Rolled 98 (1d200)>>3182521
Rolled 87 (1d200)>>3182521
>>3182532>>3182543>>3182557>>3182558 Leaning of time "Not much i can help you with directly." She stated "If it is time you seek, Speak with any time mender or any sane follower of cage." She cracked a smile; cage and sanity are rarely used together. " Heart's Shadow may have what you are looking for but the heartbeats are too much for that plank of wood you call a ship, it will tear you asunder . Buy yourself a heart-worthy vessel before approaching the heart."Heart's shadow. The lawless land below the heart of Kyth. Once the home of men of glass, now rightfully under the Matriarch's sovereignty. She had little time for further chatter, shortly afterwards, She was to leave the flagship for an unknown pressing matter. You thanked her for this valuable information.>Drink the vial! [1 Cage's blood]A temporary abatement >A full report!On the ship, the crew, the cargo....>The Gloomy gardenFew customers around>Lune [specify what services do you need]One last purchase before leaving>Set sail [choose a direction or a destination]Your real journey begins anew!>OtherHeart's Shadow...
>>3182589>Drink a vialWe should be thinking of making a report, asking if anone wants passage back to Then and going back there. The sould should be pretty valued there.
>>3182589>Lune [specify what services do you need]Buy supplies
>>3182605Changing for this. We also need fuel.
>>3182589>Set sail to Station Montise
>>3182589>>Lune [specify what services do you need]supplies
>>3182589>Lune [specify what services do you need]Buying supplies and fuel
>>3182598>>3182605>>3182612>>3182614>>3182621 One last Ticket You waited for your turn in a relatively small waiting room compared to other places you have been. Trading services does not have that much of relevancy in this station. When it was your turn, you approached a man of stone. This one was not bound to this chair, however " Hello customer: woman. We sell and buy goods."He had the following on sale: SELL - x1 Soul crate for 200 skins (you have 18)- x1 Supplies for 20 Skins (you have 5) BUY A crate of Supplies for 50 skins ( 20 Left) Provisions and essentials for the lonesome sea A crate of fuel for 10 skins (5 left) Coal for non soul yearning ship. Obsolete and useless for your ship A Cask of Rough Marrowine for 20 skins ( 10 left) Flawed, Chunky and bitter. The lowest forms of Marrowine is palpable for sailors and those who are down their luck. Some shores are desperate for any sort of Liquors. A Bag of Devilish bones for 70 skins (5 left) Even after death, The bones of the crater's devils are still warm on touch. Perfect for harsh winters A Sealed barrel of Yellow tar for 30 skins (10 left) The giant corpse of the Ashen fish still contaminate the sea with its useful filth A vial of Hive nectar for 300 skins (13 left) The Kerkit have their of secrets, Borderline legal and extremely addictive this one. A Crate of alluring flesh for 35 skin (30 left) Bloody Fish, Rotten fish. It might draw a more dangerous catch. Might. Not safe for Humm consumption A pinch of Wingdust for 50 skins (10 left) For the clueless who are longing for the newest port. It can guide them if said port is close enough A Blessed serpentine Key of Vuuld for 0 skins! ( 1 left) Congratulations! You are our special umpteenth customer. You acquire this special key after purchasing any of our fine products! Who knows what will it open? It is up to you to find out! 26/40 cargo hold3200 skins>Buy somethingWhat it will be ?>Perhaps notNothing for you>Write inWhat else?
>>3182740Oh woe is me>Their share of secrets>the nearest portAs it should be
>>31827406 supplies.5 marrow wine.
>>3182763>>3182778 It speaks Your men should haul back these goods with ease. You gained x6 supplies (Total 11)You gained Goods: x5 Casjk of Marrowine You lost 400 skins (total 2800) "Hey you! The sickly one!" Something called you, you turned around to see a Virid key prancing on the stone man's head "Haven't you heard this oaf?! I am for grabs! What are you waiting for?? Take me and I'll open many treasures and doors for you. DO IT!" >Grab the keyIt is for free!>Leave it as it isYou prefer your keys silent and inanimate
>>3182817>Casks of Rough Marrowine
>>3182817>Leave it as it is
>>3182830 Curses You ignored its cries for a new owner. You have no time for these shenanigans. Back to the ship. Everything was almost ready, your trusty crewmen were waiting for your next order.>Set sail!Choose a direction and/or a destination (best if you pinpoint and draw a route >>3182589)>Wait!You got something else to do...
>>3182863Set sail for the Sungraves.
>>3182863>>3182867oh and>Normal speed!Normal soul consumption, More encounters in the sea, More-sea days to reach your destination>Full speed!More soul consumption, Less encounters in the sea. Less sea-days to reach your destination
>>3182863Full report. We need something to give back in Thern to regain some of the money we spent.
>>3182863>Set sail!Station MontiseNormal speed
>>3182876full report on the ship and its holdings=/= port reports
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>3182886>>3182876>>31828671=Sungraves2=full report3=Station Montse
>>3182876We already compiled the report on this place. >>3182886Support. Short stop to compile report here then go to Sungraves
>>3182908>>3182867>>3182876 Back to the sea SD-1 : Station Lune is disappearing from the Horizon. Would you pursue its mystery in the Kiln? You didn't forget the plea of the flowers. SD-2 : Your guardian is agitated by a heavy influx of time dilation.It had to be properly fed to retain its focus [-1 supplies] SD-3 : The air is soft, free of the heavy Shackles of cage. One of your men point at the closed skies, a rare star of Skull guiding the way. SD-4 : Heavy mist swallows your ship. You will move more slowly...
>>3182921>>3182908>>3182867>>3182876 Combat! A peaceful night ended when a mortar shell struck your ship! You rush out of your cabin, the smell of charred flesh and twisted iron invades your sense. A horrible omen of more to come. Mists surrounds your ship hiding the lights of their ship. where are these dastardly mongrels??? AMBUSHED! You lost 33 hull points! 167/200You lost x6 crew (total 40) "Kerkit pirates!" One of the crew members cried, Bullets whizzing through the air catching anyone off guard on the burning top deck. Their hidden buzzes continues to taunt your near-helpless men firing aimlessly. You lost x4 crew (total 36) OVERVIEW_____________ YOUR SHIP ______________Hull: 167/200Crew: 36/50 Ship -3 Average sized, -3 low maneuver, +2 normal speed Weapons Melthila's Glory: (Front, 20-25 Damage vs Ship, -5 long reload time, -3 inaccurate, -2 low rate of fire. -1 short range ) Celestial soother: NONE (not fighting a beast)Northern Bilestar x2 (side, 2-3 damage vs ship , +5 crew killer, +3 short reload, +6 high rate of fire, +1 medium range) Sea Captain (+4 teeth, +5 eye, +7 mind, +4 sea blood, +7 tongue, -2 heart) Officers (+4 teeth, -2 tongue, -1 eye ,+ 5 during boarding)Other: -4 Mist, -10 Ambushed, -5 Unknown Distance, -6 Flying BoardersTOTAL: +21 BONUS___________________ THEIR SHIP UNKNOWNTOTAL: +34 BONUSChoose an approach, Madam!>Handle the flying Kerkit firstForm a line, FIRE! A teeth challengeAn eye challengeA Tongue challenge >Flee from the area!Try to escape from combat, take some damage in the process, must have higher rolls than them, 5 rolls>StandardFind her! Find her!, 3 rolls only.>Potshots Aimlessly fire more shots to perturb the enemy, less prone to take damage while you close the distance but consumes more ammo, 2 rolls>Elusive targetOverload the engine! Close the distance! Fewer shots will be fired for a better chance of not getting hit, -10 to the final result, 2 rolls.>Feint an escape!Try to relocate to a better spot away from mist, most prone to damage. turn the ship when you are in the clear. -20 to the final result. 2 rolls>OtherYou will not fall.
>>3183025>Handle the flying Kerkit first
>>3183037Actually changing to>Elusive target
Rolled 46 + 34 (1d100 + 34)>>3183051More mortars falling from the skies as the Alabaster frantically searches for the grievous offender. The flying menace is not making at any easier for your crew."Madame!" Your first officer had growm infernal wings, liquid black fire drips from his burning maw, "i'll clear the skies for you! Just say the word!">Go forth!Heartspeed, you glorious devil!>Stay put!The crew needs him hereAND>roll 1d100+11. get a higher roll than this one. 2 rolls only
Rolled 6 + 11 (1d100 + 11)>>3183086
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>3183086Second.
>>3183654>>3183279>Go forth!Heartspeed, you glorious devil!>Stay put!The crew needs him hereAND>roll 1d100+11. get a higher roll than this one. 2 rolls only
Rolled 77 + 11 (1d100 + 11)>>3183657>Go forth!
>>3183682 A gust of fire The charred devil nods, leaping to the skies. Screams echoed in the air, wings were torn apart. Corpses were fallen into the sea. The enemy ship has lost x7 crew (total ???) You have lost x2 crew (total 34) A shell would have landed in the center if it is weren't for the roaring engines, the souls whither and wail inside the devourer before its expiration. Still, Your ship didn't remain unscathed for long. A vile torpedo causing a small breech to the side of the Alabaster. Not strong enough to sink her that one. The ones below deck are already seeing to it. You lost 7 hull points! 160/200 The charred devil had dropped with a horrible thud. Alive, but riddled with bullets and mired in the greenish gray blood of his enemies "I..see, their ship. East.."Men of fire are not easily downed. That is why they have been a thorn in the Matriarch's side for so long. You thanked him for his show of valor, two crewmen have dragged him to relative safety below deck. The mist has thinned, the flying foes have cowered back to their ship, bullets behind their wings after this glorious display of your first officer. The Battle now beings at earnest. You see a small ship made of nothing but junk and scraps, their forward weapon ,a mortar, is now useless since you have closed the distance. Their torpedo launcher must have been installed in the front has well. You see no other weapons on board. And you thought you were fighting a lion, nothing but a despicable flea. They might be considering to retreat after they had lost the element of surprise.THEIR SHIPHull: 70/70Crew: ???>Flee! You might take some damage should they decide to continue fighting. must have higher rolls than them, 5 rolls>StandardYou got this, 3 rolls>Study her before taking an actionYou will be prone to more damage but you will know more about your enemy , 2 rolls>Ram her! ( choose from which position :Sides, Aft, front)Both ships will suffer hull damage , ramming weapons will deal more damage and receive less for the ship herself, 2 roll>Board her!Your ship is more prone to side weapons and beacon weapons (if there is any) -20 to results, 2 rolls>Tail her, fire at the Aft (front weapon only)Avoid the ire of front and side weapons. Face the wrath of back and beacon weapon (if there is any), -10 to results, 2 rolls>Side her! (side weapons only)Avoid front and aft weapons. Sail next to her side and fire everything you got, -10 to results, 2 rolls>OtherTime is precious!stopping here for now. thank you all for you participation. you are the best.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>3183777>>Standard.Nice trips.
>>3183777>Side her! (side weapons only)
Rolled 63 + 34 (1d100 + 34)>>3183787>>3183932>>3184239With the flyers gone, you pour your whole on their pitiful ship. FIRE! FIRE!>roll 1d100+21, get more than this roll. 3 rolls only
Rolled 71 + 21 (1d100 + 21)>>3184427
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>3184427Lets hope forbl luck
>>3184438Well i mean it dosnt actually add the 21. Also i failed anyways
Rolled 89 + 21 (1d100 + 21)>>3184427Why plus 21 only? We beat back their flying boarders and we know their distance now.
>>3184452correct, but we will implement in the next post for the sake of moving on, instead of rerolling all ovr again
>>3184458Does amount of success matters? Does result would be different if we would pass it by 1 or a 30?
>>3184433>>3184435>>3184452 Burning Sea Melthila's Glory bellows once it was within range, her wrath strikes at the side of their ship, a lucky blow to their failing engine. The Alabaster had to endure another torpedo for a wrathful volley of the Northern Bilestar; her pellets had decimated an acceptable number of the Kerkit pirates. A small ship like this shouldn't have many living crew left , you would wager. (The Alabaster's bonus has changed to +43) You lost 5 hull points! 155/200 The Enemy ship has lost x8 crew (total ???) The Enemy ship has lost 25 hull points 45/70 (front weapon, 2 shot)The Enemy ship has lost 3 hull points 42/70 (side weapon, 1 volley) YOUR SHIPHull: 155/200Crew: 34/50THEIR SHIPHull: 42/70Crew: ???>Flee! You are doing them favour not finishing them off like that, 5 rolls>StandardYou got this, 3 rolls>Study her before taking an actionYou might be prone to more damage but you will know more about your enemy , 2 rolls>Ram her! ( choose from which position :Sides, Aft, front)Both ships will suffer hull damage , ramming weapons will deal more damage and receive less for the ship herself, make boarding an easier task, 2 roll>Board her!Your ship is more prone to side weapons and beacon weapons (if there is any) -20 to results, 2 rolls>Tail her, fire at the Aft (front weapon only)Avoid the ire of front and side weapons. Face the wrath of back and beacon weapon (if there is any), -10 to results, 2 rolls>Side her! (side weapons only)Avoid front and aft weapons. Sail next to her side and fire everything you got, -10 to results, 2 rolls>OtherTime is precious!
>>3184480>>Side her! (side weapons only)
>>3184466yes it would, how many shots fired, how many hav actually hit , how much hull damage we took. etcthe combat aspect is probably the weakest part of the quest. prone to improvement and change by your feedback.
>>3184504The combat aspect is probably the weakest part of every quest
>>3184480>Side her! (side weapons only)Kill of the crew with Northern Bilestar x2Then board her to finish it of
>>3184480>>Side her! (side weapons only)Kill the crew take the ship
Rolled 14 + 34 (1d100 + 34)>>3184513>>3184512>>3184510>>3184499What is left of them are in complete disarray torn between keeping their vessel afloat or priming their front weapons to face the might of the Alabaster.>roll 1d100+33, get more than this roll. 2 rolls only
Rolled 88 + 33 (1d100 + 33)>>3184517
Rolled 53 + 33 (1d100 + 33)>>3184517SHRED THEM
>>3184526>>3184531 The smell of victory Another volley! Then another! The last of the scathing pellets have put the enemy ship to a halt. You stand victorious.The Enemy ship has lost x15 crew (total ???) The Enemy ship has lost 8 hull points 34/70 (side weapon, 3 shot)YOUR SHIPHull: 155/200Crew: 34/504 Volleys fired ( 25 left), 3 shots fired (7 left)34/40 card holdTHEIR SHIPHull: 35/70Crew: 0/30She is all yours, you have survived your first true test in the sea. Breathe , you have done well.>[LOCKED] Salvage a weapon from the sinking ship [ 1 Verminian assemblers or Any Scavenging module installed ]You lack this one>Watch her sink, an offering for KneeShe will be pleased with another vessel sinking at the bottom of the sea>Scuttle and Loot herWhat sorts of goods remains untouched and suitable for use?>Search for any survivors , Skull's MercyYou have won. You will show kindness to your once enemies.>Quickly use what you can to repair your shipIf only for a little A Sea blood challenge >OtherThe sea shall claim her in no time
>>3184588>Scuttle and Loot her
>>3184588>>Scuttle and Loot herCan't we patch her up and sell her at the next port?
>>3184597>>3184598 Decent pickings Nothing to write home about...You have found:x4 fuel x3 suppliesGoods: x1 batch of unprocessed skin Raw skin of Kyth, untreated by the ministry of Rancid Finances. A rare prize for some shady individuals. highly illegal 34/40 cargo hold>Let them sinkYou don't need them>Take some, Leave the restWhat will it be?>Take all, jettison something out of your shipWhat will it be?
>>3184655>Take some, Leave the restTake the supplies and skin. We're not using the fuel.
>>3184655>Take some, Leave the restLeave x2 fuel
>>3184655>Take some, Leave the restSupplies and skin
>>3184613too costly to repair her now without specialized tools and equipment (needs at least half of its original crew (15 crew) + 1 officer to lead her to safety + 2 supplies per 5 hull points to get her at 75% of it original health=8 supplies )plus that would be too easy for a way to earn skins. game breaking even. only served for some real prized ships i think
>>3184673Plus it's a floating pile of scrap let it sink, we are at tight schedule
>>3184655>Take some, Leave the restTake all but 2x fuel>>3184673Can we sink her now as an offering to Knee then?
>>3184680If you leave everything untouched and don't loot her than yes.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3184659>>3184661>>3184665>>31846801= Supplies and skin2= All but x2 fuel
>>3184688Ah well forget it then
>>3184659>>3184661>>3184665>>3184680 All quiet The air has settled once again. Brief peace, a threat dispelled from your mind. Your crew is far from tasting sweet rest; there are still fires unextinguished, breaches that have been hastily sealed. The dead shall be honored for their sacrifices. Such is life in the sea.>A FULL REPORT!On the ship, her crew, her holding...>Speak with your first officerStill clinging to the thread of life for your sake>Interact with your guardianThe little scamp is hiding under your bed.>Repair your ship!5 hull points for 1 supplies>Continue onwards!Station Montse is close>OtherWhat else
>>3184697snail it's 3 votes for dropping fuel>>3184659>>3184661>>3184680And i doubt that one was for dropping them>>3184665
>>3184728>Speak with your first officerWhat's his deal, why so suicidal?
>>3184659supplies and skin only>>3184661supplies and skin , 2 fuel>>3184665supplies and skin only>>3184680supplies and skin , 2 fuel>>3184729it is correct tho
>>3184728>Speak with your first officer
>>3184728Repair your ship.
>>3184728>speak with your first officerIm slowly falling for this man
>>3184750>>3184749>>3184732>>3184760 Infernal loyalty His small room had little personal belongings, a chair, a drawer, a small wardrobe and blood stained bed. That's it. Hardly made for a man of his position. He did not mind it at all. "Did i serve you well? I wouldn't have it any other way. These insects have paid the price for attacking you, Madam." He breathed heavily, Even in his weakened state, he continues to have a menacing aura around him . His injuries will take a while to fully heal. >Thank him dearly for his effortHe slayed seven in less than mere minutes hidden in heavy mist>Ask him a question of your choice [Specify]What do you want to learn from him?> [LOCKED] Feed him fire, strengthen his body [-5 fuel]You lack this one.>[LOCKED] Feed him special fire, strengthen his body [x1 any coloured fire OR x1 wrathful page]You lack this one>[LOCKED] Have a more trained hand look after him. increase his recovery rate [Any Doctor/Surgeon]>[LOCKED] Make an undeniable truth out of Conspicuous Rumors [7 needed]You lack this one>Ask him to Share his secrets, increase your resolve What oddity shall he require first?>Otherwhat else?
>>3184789>Thank him dearly for his effort>Ask him a question of your choiceWhat is the reason of such loyalty to us?
We should buy fuel for him to consume on the next station.
>>3184819Or hire a doctor. We need someone to increase our heart.
>>3184789>thank him dearly for his effort >ask him of anything we can give him to repay his bravery ans loyalty>ask him a question >>3184796 this one Fuck he is best boy.
>>3184824>>3184796>>3184811 A flicker of his past "I have been raised since birth to serve the Matriarch and her interests. I served the previous captain before you until his..." He winced in pain, a gust of embers escaping his mouth. "... demise. i will continue to stand by your side to the very bitter end."Your faith alone in him was his ultimate prize and yet you feel he had something else to say. Perhaps another time, he needs some rest.>A FULL REPORT!On everything and everyone in the Alabaster.>Interact with your guardianThe little scamp is hiding under your bed.>Repair your ship!5 hull points for 1 supplies>Continue onwards!Station Montse is close>OtherWhat else?
>>3184842>A full report> interact skth guardian
>>3184842>A FULL REPORT!>Continue onwards!
>>3184842a suggestion for the next fight. if we have a doctor on board it should be possible to recover lost crew members.
>>3184845>>3184848>>3184855>>3184872 A late one It was time for one of these. You had two crewmen for this important task. They came with a rather long report, it had the following: Your Journal Stats 4/10 Teeth: Avoid physical conflict, you are soft.7/10 Tongue : The company of venomous nobles has taught you well.5/10 Eye : Enough to see hidden lies7/10 Mind : Sharp and keen -2/10 Heart : Black blooded, lifeless.4/10 Sea-Blood: The gods are cruel Goals Time: Learn more about Time outside of Cage's Domain Lune: Travel to the Kiln, have someone examine her outlandish memory Afflictions Regal Curse (3) Your heart has stopped beating, black blood is keeping you alive Perils None! Occurrences None! Contacts -None!Oddities - x1 Rapturous Scandal- x6 Conspicuous Rumors - x1 Fleeting Memories- x1 Outlandish Memory of Lune [ILLEGAL]- x1 Recent news ____________ The Alabaster (medium ship) A medium sized naval ship fit for gruesome combat in the sea. Heavily armoured at the expense of both its maneuverability and cargo hold. With a decent speed , two side weapons , a front weapon and an auxiliary soother it is a worthy to take on harsh foes in the sea be it of flesh or steel.Hull: 155/200Crew: 34/50Soul crates: 16 Supplies: 11 Cargo: 38/40 Pages: None Guardian: Dubious BatDilation: 19/150 (Your body is slightly perturbed.)Madness: 8/150 (Your mind is intact) Weapons slots: 1 front weapon (occupied), 2 side weapon (occupied), 1 auxiliary weapon (occupied)Skins: 2800Equipment Engine: Celestial devourer (Soul crates)Front weapon : Melthila's Glory (7 Shots left, 10-15 Damage vs Beast, 20-25 Damage vs Ship) Auxiliary weapon: Celestial soother ( 1 soul crate per shot)Side weapon: Northern Bilestar x2 ( 25 volley left, 1-2 Damage vs beast , 2-3 damage vs crew) Cargo [38/40] ESSENTIALS- x16 Soul crates - x11 Supplies TREASURE- x1 Precious Memento GOODS- x2 Vials of Cage's Blood - x5 Casks of Rough Marrowine- x1 Batch of unprocessed skin [ILLEGAL] Misc. - x1 Report : Station Lune Officers The Charred Devil +4 Teeth-2 Tongue-1 Eye + 5 boarding during combatOddity needed to increase stats: ???1/2>>3184878i suppose so. we will see
>>3184845>>3184848>>3184855>>3184872 Back to the sea SD-5 : You woke up at a horrid sound of flesh pounding metal, The same crewman bashing his head to your safe after failing to find the keys. His face was already pulverized when others tried to stop him. Only a merciful death will do... [-1 crew, + 6 madness] SD-6 : An uneventful day, someone tried to have a bottle of Marrowine for himself. You had him work double for such transgression. No sipping off the goods! SD-7 : A swarm of bats, you had your rifle primed at them only to be stopped by a crewman at the last second "Eyes of spine these ones...". Well, they did have a glaring eye on their belly. You will wait for seagull next time. 2/3
>>3184845>>3184848>>3184855>>3184872>>3184878 Drowned "Madam!" One of your men yelled " A little child in the cold sea!" You saw the aftermath of a transport ship torn part fairly recently. The shadow of the beast responsible still lurks down below. A small child (hard to tell whether they are a boy or a girl) clutches to something of note refusing to let go. Their skin belong is bloated and pale, lifeless even . The water around them is all muddy and black. They refuse to listen to the shouts of your foolish crew.One by one, the lurking beast drags the floating corpses to heartless depths. When it was the child's turn, The giant tendril hesitated by a moment choosing to retreat silently away from them. The Humm child stared at you with his emerald eyes unshaken by their current ordeal not moving a single limb towards the safetyh of the Alabaster. >Grab what he is holding dearly [x5 crew needed] Of worth maybe? A heart challenge >Ignore the child, move onNothing good will come out of this>Salvage anything still floatingDo you have space for it? A sea blood challenge >Shoot the darkspawn!Before they kill everyone on board! A teeth challenge >Come, child! [x5 crew needed]Send someone to help the poor little thing!>OtherThe air is half frozen
>>3185046>>Salvage anything still floatingI have a bad feeling about this kid
>>3185046>Shoot the darkspawn!
>>3185046Ignore the child, move on.It's a trap.
>>3185068And that's why you letting him get torn apart?
>>3185081Yes. It's a trap.
>>3185046>>Ignore the child, move on
>>3185088Yeah so? What we do with traps we disarm themLet's kill beast and ask our first officer what he thinks about itWhen we kill beast and assess the situation with clear mind we can make calculated decisionRemember there are gods, living someone to die in the open sea isn't something Spine would likeAnd we were observed by this God day before
>>3185046Let's save the kid. The image has a name as a filename. He might be beneficial
>>3185046>>Shoot the darkspawn!
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3185096>>3185080>>3185072>>3185068>>3185128>>31851441=shoot2=ignore
>>3185144>>3185128>>3185096>>3185088>>3185080>>3185072 Abandonment You told your men to ignore this trickery. Who knows if the child is actually a real one, not some conjured hoax. Onwards, you say! Luckily, the sea beast chose not to follow your trail; mayhaps it had its fill with the poor souls it swallowed. The child continues staring at you, their bright eyes still shining in the darkness, you swore you almost heard a faint echo lingering over silent waves...that of a single word: Mother.1/2
I really love the quest, but holy shit anons here are so boring or scared or somethingQm slap you with fat plot hook on the face an you just plain ignore itWTF!
>>3185144>>3185128>>3185096>>3185080>>3185072>>3185068 Station Monste The next station of the Celestial engine was truly something else, for one, the western half of the station was shelled to oblivion by vile Kythian weaponry. Their prime flagship, the Vieer, possessed unique shells that with would blight any piece of land forming a cancerous crystalline growth. Fatal to any non-Kythian. The tiniest of these particles can regrow to its original size in a matter of seconds.Thankfully, The Vieer used this kind of shells thrice: One here where an experimental weapon was being built, one on a once precious colony of the Matriarch and the last one was on your future destination: The Sungraves, barely missing the holy Carcass of one of the Kerkit ancestors.A lot of tents were erected haphazardly on the eastern half with only a small building in the center. The port had small offices as well.>Drink the vial! [1 Cage's blood]A temporary abatement >Dock in Station Montse's portA beautiful vista of stalking violet.>Speak with your first officerHe is getting better.>Interact with your guardianIts eyes are glued to the windows>Repair your ship!5 hull points for 1 supplies>OtherWhat else?
>>3185237oh woe is me>unique shells that would blight>of shells thrice onlyAs it should be
>>3185237>Dock in Station Montse's port
>>3185237>Interact with your guardian.>>3185230>Game inspired by rouge likes.>Walking into a trap.
>>3185237>Dock in Station Montse's port>>3185289>Not choosing option that allows him to evaluate situation and make calculated decisiongood to know that from now on we gonna ignore every possible random encounter as i could be a trap
>>3185237>Dock in Station Montse's port>Interact with your guardian
>>3185317>>3185312>>3185289>>3185275 A Murine welcome Once you have docked, a swarm of creatures were already waiting for you. All of them were these Verminian creatures, mainly rats who gained sentience by Cage in one of her many, many mistakes. They are of various shapes and size, all are forbidden to set foot in Thernn, the only rat-free city in all seas."Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome! Celestial cursethechildcursethebloodythrone engine welcomes you!" The tallest (and most sane) of them squeaked, an onslaught of words never to stop for more than a few second "You have come to cursethechildcursethebloodythrone station Montse! Are you here for our endless auctions? Many days to stay, yes? or are you just resupplying? One bad day? You work instead? Work day? Quick! Speak, speak , speak , speak , speak...." >Ask him to slow downYou can barely comprehend what he is saying>Scorn his rattish body, curse him for speaking to a royalty! I'll have you pelted for this! Step aside! A Tongue challenge >Ask him a question [specify]pray your ears are fast enough to listen to his answer A tongue challenge >Auction, 'Many Days'The place is bustling with chaos, you might find something of use>Resupply, 'One Bad day'So many rats! You'll have a heart attack at this rate. Oh wait...>Work, 'Work day'You have no idea>Other"Speak, speak, speak, speak...."
>>3185391>Work, 'Work day'Clearly not slavery.
>>3185391>Auction, 'Many Days'Try to sell our illegal skin
>>3185397>>3185401>>3185418 Exorbitant "Ah, yes, yes, yes, yes.. manwomanthing. Take this! Take, take, take, take!" He kept hopping until you took a small pamphlet. You read its contents. "Dear potential customer:The Celestial Engine is terribly and woefully sorry about any potential theft, injury or death which may happen upon your visit to station Montse.While the Verminians here do work for us, they are not legal representatives of our company as a whole in any shape or form. They were introduced here as an expendable labor to contain the crystalline growth but we have underestimated their breeding habits.They have overran the rest of the station while failing miserably at their original work. The silver lining here is the auction house built by their kind. First as a mean to dissolve any dispute without chewing one's adversary to death. It has gain enough traction for us and the gracious Matriarch to legalize it. You can offer an item of your choosing or partake in the auction itself!Due to the large influx of our customers, we are forced to charge for docking due astronomically high upkeep prices. Please oblige to these prices and do not let any of them tell you otherwise:-Work day: free ( for a single day only unless you have one of our contracts)Speak with our representatives in Station Montse for further tasks. -Resupply: 500 skins (a single day only)There are few services here unfortunately. You will find more services in station Lune to the east.-Auction: 100 skins (per day)Where you will have to wait to gain an entrance to the auction house / to wait for your item to get sold.-Tent: 1000 skins A tent will be erected where all of your belongings are safe as long as you don't remove the rotten cheese wedge.-Verminian guards: 200 skins (per day)An assortment of Verminians (the ones standing before you) will protect you from any pickpocket, soul-theft which is unrelated to our legal businesses and the occasional shiv for no reason (highly recommended)-AuctionWorkResupply for 5000 skins A golden ticket, provides you with an unlimited stay and freedom (for a full week) Please keep your ticket with you at ALL times for you safety." "Yes,yes,yes,yes?" Another Verminan showed himself from this pile of fur, he was almost wrapped up with tickets waiting for your reply.>Spend your skins on of these optionswhat will it be?>LeaveWhat a horrid place, you are not paying anything!>Other"Ticket, buy one, buy two, buy three, buy..."
>>3185490oh woe is me>it has gained>for docking (also from the astronomically high upkeep expenses )as it should be
>>3185490>Spend your skins on of these optionsAuction and guards. Tell the crew to keep the cargo compartment locked and guarded at all times and to shoot any intruders on sight.
>>3185513 A day among rats2nd of May 1793 you lost x300 skins (total 2500) "-rsethechildcursethebloodythrone, YES! YES, we store skins, eat brothers, EAT!" in a blink of an eye, 300 skins were gone. "We auction for a single one, one day! Hooray!""We guard yes? We protect yes? Can we kill for you, please,please please?" Your head was already spinning from hundreds of Verminians talking at the same time. One of them showed you a crude map of the station "We can explore heap while waiting, yes? yes?"The head of your +50 guards called himself 'Skin'. He should be the one taking commands from you.Crew: 33/50Soul crates: 15 Supplies: 10Dilation: 22/150Madness: 28/150 >Ask Skin a question [specfiy]What will it be?>Change your current plan, Buy other ticketswhat do you need?>Wait among the dreadful and tentless crowd for the next auction A Rattus Challenge >Go to the Rat-a-langThe only shop for auctioneers, sells strange meat , Verminian's most likely.>Go to the Rat-i-ling office, offer something for auction [Any oddity , Goods or treasure]Note that if said item is of little value, your face will be eaten for wasting precious time>Go to the heap Corpses are aplenty. All swallowed by poor Montse.>Kill?Your guards will attack other guards and/or steal something valuable for you or they will get themselves killed. A Rattus Challenge >Other?Oh, the smell!Stopping here for now, thank you all for your participation. You are the best.
>>3185635>Offer something for auction.Marrowwine, valuable enough?
>>3185635>Ask Skin a questionWho here can, theoretically, buy a highly illegal unprocessed skin?
>>3185635>Offer Morrowine as auction item
>>3185635>Offer something for auctionIllegal skins and marrowine
>>3185946This lets offload those skins
>>3185782>>3185867>>3185904>>3185946>>3186109>>3186126 Unbridled Mayhem "Sell? Yes,yes we go to, to, Rat-i-ling. We will protect, you are safe, safe, safe..."Everyone was running amok, it was common to step on Verminian corpses and other filth. The 'cleaners' only bother to visit the area once a week hauling rats and unfortunate customer corpses to the heap. You saw one of them, a hulking Spinebound , a skeleton with no flesh prone to unwanted nibbles and plagues. He was the first one you saw in flesh (bones?)/ Again, the Matriarch has no stomach to have the unnatural in Thernn. Some colonies have these walking bones, however.Skin told you more about his kin, they constantly have to talk or they will literally die. As such, they can't sleep which adds more insanity in their ironic existence. Their lifespan ranges from a few hours to a couple of weeks at best. There are some few notable exceptions: The High Verminians are almost Humm-like in age and behavior. Your are lucky to reach the Rat-i-ling office in one piece. It was a small metal shack with a hatch leading to an underground depot. It had two high Verminian ladies both baked in embellishments doing their hardest to hide their hideousness under layers of white and red. They were seven folds your weight with rolls of fat squished to the walls."Auction! Auction! A-" A smallest of your guards were skewered with a the sharp and bloody end of a large pen, casually swallowed in a single gulp by one of them "Oooooh, sister look. A red womanmanthing!""Yes,yes! Oooh what sort of magnificent one-of-a-time item do you have for us?"You had both the cask and the unprocessed skin at the ready. Both started to die of laughter, their rotten teeth at view for the whole world to see "AAAAHAAAAHAHAAAAHEEHOO! A bloody cheap wine for auction?!!!! 40 skins??? 100 SSSKINS?!! The worst kind even!!!! AHHHAAAEEHEOOOO!""And a bloody notauction too! Very bad for business, manwomanthing! EEEEHEHEHEHE!!! Bloody throne no like, see, SEE?" Her eight fingered hand clutched to an endless list of illegal goods."No matter, no matter.... WE FEAST ON YOUR FACE! " Without a single warning, a swipe of her claw tore through your clothes and flesh. You recoil back, witnessing two giant Verminians lunging towards you in a flurry of paper and blubbering fat. Your guards draw their tiny swords or bear their teeth, they will defend you no matter what. You have gained an affliction : Injury (0->1 a wound of sorts. Non threating at the moment but can progress further if left untreated >ESCAPE! FLEE!You are cornered a layer of fat is blocking the exit A heart challenge >FIGHT THEM BACKYou guards are doing what they can, help them! A Teeth challenge Note: Any rat's death is hardly an offense since it is so common.>[LOCKED] Soothe their nerves with something [x1 Hotse rat incense ]You lack this one>Other"COME HERE!"
>>3186325>the smallest of your guards was skewered with a sharp>non threatening
>>3186325>>FIGHT THEM BACKDamned rats
>>3186325>FIGHT THEM BACK
>>3186325Bitches we will just take the money>fight them back
>>3186359>>3186371>>3186374 DRAW! No matter how horrible of a sharpshooter you are, a target that big is impossible to miss.>get more than 85 from 1d100, three rolls only
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>3186405
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>3186405Nothing is impossible if we roll low enough!
>>3186408>>3186426 An unfair struggle Your faithful guards chew the eyes of the larger one, burrowing inside her skull while she flail her arms wildly. Your Miraculous bullets somehow pierced the layers of fat straight to the other's malignant heart. You should have been grievously wounded or even dead but the winds of change favored you. Spine is not pleased with a fate, rewritten. You have gained a peril : Yellow exasperation of Spine (2) (>>3186420 , >>3186424 ) : the goddess of authority sees all, her watchful eyes is on land or sea. Fate has been unlawfully written . Any two failures in the future shall be twisted to be that the worst caliber. Continue said offense and the peril shall remain permanent)Peril: Spine's ire has increased (0->1) >Leave the officeYou have done nothing wrong, merely defending yourself.>Search these mounds of flesh"Yes, yes! Skins under these flaps!" A sea blood challenge >To the hatch?Where all the items are stored for auction. Guarded faithfully.Note: Do not do this>OtherYour breasts are half covered, what a disgrace.
>>3186484>>Search these mounds of flesh
>>3186484Tell our rats they are all execellent boys and give them.many scritches >then loot flesh
>>3186484>Search these mounds of flesh
>>3186515>>3186522>>3186540Verminians are known to hide skins in every orifice , what will skin and his boys find?>get more than 7 from 1d100. three rolls due to below average sea blood.friends please don't do the whole delete post thing. we are not minmaxing, just having miserable fun together.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>3186548
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>3186548Common 100s bbyAww who deleted, our face was bound to be ripped off.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>3186548
>>3186570>>3186571>>3186609 What's this? "Take,take, take, take!" Your rattish guards pulled out rancid skins from everywhere. Skins are known to be durable, the bounty in front of you is still usable . You gained x550 skins (total 3050) The second smallest rat climbed your back in a heartbeat with a little something for you snatched from one of the drawers You gained goods : x1 Verminian Extract A strange black mixture, often used the repel any feral rats for a short duration A new customer made it the shack, he simply shrugged it off and left. The fresh corpses shall be replaced in no time. >Return to the shipYou are wounded and most importantly: Ill dressed.>Ask Skin a question [specify]What will it be?>Change your current plan, Buy other ticketswhat do you need?>Wait among the dreadful and tentless crowd for the next auction A Rattus Challenge >Go to the Rat-a-langThe only shop for auctioneers, sells strange meat , Verminian's most likely.>Go to the heap Corpses are aplenty. All swallowed by poor Montse.>Kill?Your guards will attack other guards and/or steal something valuable for you or they will get themselves killed. A Rattus Challenge >Other?You are unfortunately getting used to the smell
>>3186633>killI want to start a rst revolution lets pay more rats to fight for us to get more skins to buy more rats till we sre the sole rat leader.Then we leave becuase we had had our fun
>>3186633>Ask Skin a questionI want to repair my ship. Can you guys do it or should I go elsewhere?
>>3186642>>3186661>>3186678 Irrational logic "NO! " Skin screamed " You have Auction only! No Resupply! bad, bad, bad, bad! You must have Resupply or or or AuctionWorkResupply tickets! Or... they eat you!" He coiled himself around your neck cursing and hissing at every passerby.The nearest Verminian with tickets was about to offer some but then she got shanked by a jealous one of smaller size. he struggled to take the her mantle. wrapping himself with all the tickets. He waves at you with big sheepish eyes.>Return to the shipYou are wounded and most importantly: Ill dressed.>Ask Skin a question [specify]What will it be?>Change your current plan, Buy other ticketswhat do you need?>Wait among the dreadful and tentless crowd for the next auction A Rattus Challenge >Go to the Rat-a-langThe only shop for auctioneers, sells strange meat , Verminian's most likely.>Go to the heap Corpses are aplenty. All swallowed by poor Montse.>Kill?Your guards will attack other guards and/or steal something valuable for you or they will get themselves killed. A Rattus Challenge >Other?You are unfortunately getting used to the smell
>>3186707Fuck it.>KillI want to see what all this Rattus is about. Then we go back to the ship.
>>3186707>kill for fun
>>3186707>Kill?Tell them to rob and bring us skins and valuables.
>>3186707>KillLet's get our money worth from these guys then leave.
>>3186722>>3186731>>3186734 Lunacy "HAHA, YES! CURSETHEBLOODYTHRONE, KILL BROTHERS!" Skin chose a target randomly, your guards already engaging with the other verminians.>>3186731roll as the Languid Noble's rat , 1d100>>3186734roll as the victim's rats, 1d100>>3186739roll as other rats waiting to rob you both ,1d100>>3186731 get a high roll than >>3186734 and >>3186739 for the best possible outcome
>>3186722no rolls for you, sorry friend.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>3186744I don't really understand but okay
>>3186766nothing is supposed to make sense in a world of driveling rats.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>3186744
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>3186744Look at those pathetic rolls we WILL BE VICTORIOUS FOR THE BROODMOTHER
>>3186783>>3186781>>3186766 A greater outcome Your guards have lost a handful against a flood of other Verminians frenzied by a drop of blood. The customer targeted pulled out a twisted ivory dagger from his pocket slicing through hordes of teeth and claws until he simply vanished from the scene.Skin has died, he was stomped to death by his kin during the fight. His successor , Tail, was heavier than him and slightly less intelligent, she raised her chubby arms for you to take your spoils.Some skins were expected...but what is this? A small notebook? these are code-names, coordinates and date encrypted...a Thernni spy? Yes, The Matriarch has been using subterfuge more frequently; some wars are not exclusively fought with iron might. You have gained x300 skins ( total 3350) You have gained an oddity: x1 delicate information An number of hidden information , gathered from the enemy. A work of espionage Note: use your officer to combine it with an undeniable truth for a more impacting oddity. The day is coming to an end, the service of your guards shall expire in midnight.>Return to the shipYou are wounded and most importantly: Ill dressed.>Find the Thernni spy?A needle in ratstack A sea blood challenge >Ask Tail a question [specify]What will it be?>Change your current plan, Buy other ticketswhat do you need?>Wait among the dreadful and tentless crowd for the next auction A Rattus Challenge >Go to the Rat-a-langThe only shop for auctioneers, sells strange meat , Verminian's most likely.>Go to the heap Corpses are aplenty. All swallowed by poor Montse.>Other?You are unfortunately getting used to the smell
>>3186783YisssRAT QUEEN RAT QUEEN
>>3186855>find the spy
>>3186855>Return to the shipTell the rats they did a fine job and to enjoy their spoils. Chasing spies isn't worth itm
>>3186855>Return to the shipThis place is dangerous at night. We should leave immediately.
>>3186855Find the spy.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3186887>>3186864>>3186860>>31868891=spy2=return
>>3186860>>3186864>>3186887>>3186889 Home Your bloody visage had all of your crew around you, already drawing their weapons against the Verminians. With a tried sigh, you explained them what happened before any needless bloodshed would occur. For entertaining your guards with your 'bloody' decisions, Tail and the rest of her siblings offered you bits of Humm cheese, safe for consumption. You thanked them for their generous display. You gained x1 supplies (total 11) The day has ended , you failed to achieve your original goal but at least you are richer than before. Another fresh group of rats were waiting for you, with the same pamphlet you read before.>Spend your skins on one of these optionswhat will it be? >>3185490 (You)>Compile a report and leaveenough is enough>Other"Ticket, buy, buy,buy,buy..."
>>3186917Compile a report and leave.
>>3186920>Compile a report and leave
>>3186920>Get guards see if we can get the same old ones as they were great> then lets try and offload autioning those damn skins again not the wine.
>>3186924>>3186925last set destination was sungraves, normal speed. in case you want to change your minds
>>3186932What is Sungraves? Is it a colony or what?
>>3186949No, An ancestral site for a holy carcass of Kerkit
>>3186961Are these Kerkits friendlier than the pirates we fought?
>>3186967Kerkits are a race of mercantile insectoids. One of the few non Humms deemed acceptable by the Matriarch. Some are good, some are bad. Like everyone.
>>3186971Alright. I have no objections then. Set sail and see what the sea brings us.
>>3186924>>3186925>>3186927 3rd of May 1793 The charred devil was plagued with immense guilt upon seeing you in your current state. If they weren't dead, the man of fire would have probably shred them to pieces himself. You had one of your men write all sorts of madness seen on station Montse. It wasn't much since you barely explored this isle of rats. You didn't resupply or ask anyone there about cage. Strange. In your defense, it was too dangerous for your tastes. You have gained x1 Report: Station Montse Crew: 33/50Soul crates: 15 Supplies: 10Dilation: 22/150Madness: 28/150 >[LOCKED] Have a more trained hand look after you [A Doctor/Surgeon]You lack this one>Rest in bed [3-5 supplies]Let your wounds heal>Interact with your guardianA bit distraught for leaving the station so soon>Speak with your first officerHe is slowly recovering>Onwards!Continue moving north>OtherWhat else?
>>3187012Interact with guardian.
>>3187012Speak with first officer. Tell him our brazen tale of rat on rat violence
>>3187012>Interact with your guardian
>>3187012>Rest in bed
>>3187022>>3187030>>3187033>>3187057 Disapproving snarls Your bat keep tapping on the window, its large round eyes fixed on the crystalline growth of the station.>Leave it beAnnoying little thing >Write down the latest in a piece of paper ala a newspaper [-1 recent news]He has been starved for one for so long>Return to Station MontseFine then you furry thing! Stop nagging.>[LOCKED] give him some hivewood cigarsYou lack this one>[LOCKED] give him any literary pageYou lack this one>Ask of him to decrypt the spy's notebook [-1 delicate information ]He does love to read. You might end with something useful...or an information lost.>Give it a treat [-1 Supplies]There, now behave.>OtherIts ears are perked up
>>3187088> Ask him to decipher the spy's
>>3187088>>Ask of him to decrypt the spy's notebook
>>3187088>Ask of him to decipher the spy's notebook [-1 delicate information ]
>>3187104>>3187124 Lost You could tell it was trying its hardest to crack the iron code. Two hours later, it sat there helplessly on top of a pile of postulations and failed theses written on dust. The iron code is too strong for a simple animal it seems. The dubious bat looks at you once then off it ran to the engine room, never to show its face for some time.Your curse and your wound are taking their toll on you....>[LOCKED] Have a more trained hand look after you [A Doctor/Surgeon]You lack this one>Rest in bed [3-5 supplies]Let your wounds heal>Drink the vial! [-1 Cage's blood]A temporary abatement.>Speak with your first officerHe is slowly recovering>Return to Station Montse?Do you really trust that ball of fur?>Onwards!Continue moving north>OtherWhat else?
>>3187184>Rest in bed [3-5 supplies]
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3187233>>31877961=onwards2=rest
>>3187233>>3187796 Back to the sea SD-1 : Smooth sailing, The violet lights of Montse is but a memory. SD-2 : A small ship passed by the Alabaster. Fishermen on their way back to Thernn. You wished them luck. SD-3 : Webs, lots of them. A small floating colony of Aracnii . Now abandoned. They love to trap and eat ships for their sweet sweet iron (the crew is a welcoming appetizer )1/2
>>3187233>>3187796 A Careful Mother The strands of floating webs continue to slow the Alabaster. There shouldn't be any serious threa-You were wrong.You just happened upon a small Silkship , a vessel for Aracnii mothers to protect their fragile eggs. You saw it in the museum of unnatural history back in Thernn; once the agile father has done weaving a feeding nursery at the shell of Kyth all the up way up, He would drop a precious strand of silk for the Mother to attach the cluster of her offspring. No predators to be found at the edge of the sane world.The father would spend a decade lifting this strand with his upmost care until the cluster has reached its withered arms. Their children would feed on the corpse of their now dead father plus the contents of the feeding nursery (hundreds of mummified sailors , fish and ships) A Spiderfall is their rapid descend to the sea like beastly rain where the cycle begins anew. Both the Silkship and the cluster of eggs are very precious. She not will easily give up on them. >Watch from afar in total silenceA one of a time occurence>FIRE! She is yet to notice you!This will initiate combat>Ignore them, Move onfor the best>Approach the silkship, interact with the careful mother.The Aracnii can speak if they wished to>OtherGleaming and pure spidersilk...
>>3187925>She will not give up on them easily>a once in a lifetime occurrence
>>3187925>>Watch from afar in total silenceThe cargo hold is probably not enough to carry the loot .
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3187981>>31879901=Fire2=Watch
>>3187925>>Watch from afar in total silenceLet's not attack whats not hurting us
>>3187990>>3187981>>3188010 A horrid experience Like a gentle flower, the Silkship opens in an unsettling but majestic show, the cluster of its owner is slightly bigger the Alabaster. The mother connects the cluster to the strand tightly. Off they went in a peaceful twirling motion. Exhausted from months if not years of preparation, The mother surrender to her grim fate after one last ear-shattering wail. You and your men clutch to your heads, this pain was not meant for you to hear. It was as a twisted way of cursing the gods for separating her of what she loved and worshiped. You have gained an oddity : x1 Dreadful Recollections The dark bowels of the sea have no place for the faint-hearted, These are memories of things that shouldn't have been seen or heard The once beautiful, immaculate Silkship is now torn and useless, it sinks to bottom of the sea with the corpse of a spent mother. A nightmarish feast for some below...>Curses the gods for their crueltyBeast or not, no mother should suffers depart her children for so>A pray for spineShe who keeps order, She who monitor the beasts...>A pray for KneeShe who will rain fanged death upon the unwary, She who licks the muffles of the dead>A pray for CageShe who watches, crying and laughing at misery and fortune. She with an innocence of an unborn child.>A pray for SkullHe who pities the children of land, He who shelters and protect.>Loot the SilkshipQuickly before it sinks further! A Sea Blood challenge >OtherA sad end, A rightful one.
>>3188047>A prayer for x4thats enough for me. thank you all for participating , friends. you are the best
>>3188047>>A prayer for Skull
>>3188047>>A pray for Cage
>>3188047>A prayer for Spine
>>3188047>A pray for spine
>>3188047>A prayer for spine
>>3188061>>3188634>>3188803>>3188945>>3189141we will probably be better in a new thread, i am making one + making new pastebins. i got a couple of questions for all of you before starting:Have you participated in the first thread?What do you think of the ports we have been to so far (Lune, Sungraves from the first captain and Montse)?Do you prefer the Languid Noble or the Dream scarred prophetess and why?How are the sea encounters? what would suggest to make combat better? how are we doing? do you have anything to add on any aspect of the quest?
>>31893831. No i just caught this thread amd have been participating ever since2. So far i like all of the ports, they are unique and interesting. I enoyed the rat one especially.3. I prefeer the languid noble. It feels smoother and fits out current character better. Mabey if somthing big happens we can switch 4. Sea encounters are fun, combat mechanics are always difficult but so far its been good just keep any ideas open for refining it.5. I think we are doing well, sad we didnt go for mad murder round 2 and we have bascially spent all our skins. Im kinda confused as to why the untreated skins didn't make it in the aution
Bonus questionsDoes the Languid noble (and her ship) has a definable playstyle?Do you feel somewhat railroaded? or do you feel aimless and without focus?>>3189420auction deals with legal items only. Also Station Montse was barely explored so who knows what was missed
>>31894701. We seem to bs agressive and haugty with the expectation we will win so we never really act too cautious.2. So far it seems fine we arent to lost and we havent really gone against the grain yet so i dont know if we are bing railroaded at all.
>>31893831. Yes2. The ports are unique. But still, how do cash in the port reports? 3. I prefer the languid noble. The Languid Noble is a well formed character (arrogant, vain) with clear goals. The prophetess feels lost at times. 4. Sea combat is okay but as we play on there will be more suggestions on how to make it better. 5. We're doing pretty well. Starting with a medium ship and lots of money helped. >>31894706. Yes. Sometimes we are too arrogant for our own good. 7. No I don't feel lost or railroaded. But I'm still mad the shaper worsened our curse and gave nothing in return. We paid 2000 skins for that. Should've demanded a couple free vials of blood for that.
>>3189608normally through the pale office in thernn but since we are exiled, we'll have to use the post offices scattered across the matriarch colonies blame it on the celestial engine not the shaper >>3189504good to know, we will start in~30 min