[Dark-fantasy], [Draw-Quest], [Semi-lewd], [Graphic Violence]Synopsis"A Dark Fantasy Quest" is a dark fantasy set in a OC universe and follows your story as you pilot the young rogue Kae. After living most, if not all, your life in the woods you are forced to rejoin society out of desperation. Join Kae as she navigates and learns about the world around her, makes new friends, and over comes (or doesn’t) what ever obstacles the unforgiving world throws at her."A Dark Fantasy Quest" offers a sandbox free roam experience, an organic world filled with characters, a dark ominous narrative, original illustrations, a complex and rewarding leveling /combat system, and a guarantee to see the quest to an organic end. As you explore the world remember that time moves with you, it is not at all advisable or possible to involve yourself in every plot line, character, and hook within a chapter. Lastly, remember to watch your back, as death may be closer to you then your shirt.New? Read here...>First thread?https://archived.moe/i/thread/529596/>Old threads?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=mysojourn>The Series Abridged For Lazy Anons!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3096948/Schedule?I update every 1-3 days, depending on how busy I am with school work/life/etc. On holidays I may update everyday, on exam crunch time I may not at all. This is not a quest that you have to show up on time for, drop in every day or two and you wont miss anything. And you never have to worry about someone backtracking your vote a day later. Lastly, I will use the same thread until page nine / ten so be sure to pin us!>Thready Update Prognosis:Thursday-SundayRules?-Prompts that are more in depth have a better chance of succeeding. Example: you have a better chance of success if you provide an argument as to why the monster shouldn't eat you then if you simply say "convince him not to eat you".-Prompts have to make sense in continuity to the story. Example: characters who are established pacifists wont start murdering randomly for exp.-minimal meta/power gaming-minimal backpedaling-Im always in the /qtg/ so please put critiques there”How can I reach you OP?”https://twitter.com/SojournFantasy
For a better look at the character deck: https://imgur.com/lrIhOXh
Inventory:-Shorts-Shirts x2-Pants-Broken Mirror-Copper Coins x 33-Arrows x20-Journal-Candle x2-Hunting Knife-Medical Qupiment 3/3-Assorted Adventuring Gear 45/100-Fishing Rod-Rations x5-Rope
Following Loki's instructions, you and Jackson dart through the empty streets in search of Nathalie. As you run , you cant help but find relief in the fact that the fire doesn’t seem to be spreading in this direction. It was starting to get overwhelmingly hot and you can feel entire areas of your skin sting from the burns you have started accumulating. The pain is something you can deal with, the true terror is the feeling of betrayal that creeps into your mind. With every new step into the “bad” part of town you start to remember last night more vividly. Yet you find nothing of real substance, the streets are empty and the voice in your head that suggests Loki tricked you again grows louder and louder. [Idealist] But you refuse to believe it, no one could be that cruel! Loki had a change of heart for the better, that is what you believe! That is what you must believe. Soon enough your faith in Loki pays off. Standing guard in front of the very house you slept next too the other night, are two more of the masked men. From your vantage point behind a barrel, you watch them stand in eerily silence as if they were statues. Something about then just ain’t right, they make your hairs stand on end. You're not the only one who seems to hold this opinion. Across the street are three bandits who seem to be guarding the location as well. Although they seem to have chosen to do some some ways away. They also watch the masked men with the same scrutinizing gaze you have been giving them. You push that aside your suspicion for now, as you search for an alternative entrance to the building with your eyes. Nathalie could be in that house, if they use her as a hostage it could be really bad. Perhaps a stealthy approach is the right play here...
Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t. Either way, Jackson simplifies the situation as he strides past you and towards the masked men. Things turn the way you would expect, the brigands see Jackson immediately and start shouting before charging him. Jackson ignores them and heads towards the masked men, while they in turn ignore Jackson and continue guarding the entrance to the house. You pull out a arrow and nock it, no point in complaining as you have come to expect this from Jackson. Drawing back the arrow you look for an opportunity to fire... At first, the bandits try and surround Jackson and shout him down, but after being ignored they go on the offensive. Even when aloof Jackson's defence seem impenetrable, like a twister Jackson removes the arm of the first bandit before it can even be raised against him. The two none wounded rogues counter attack instantly, His armour absorbs their clumsy attacks and you finally loose your arrow in an attempt to help Jack. But you couldn’t have expected Jackson to move so quickly, his speed is inhuman, you simply did not expect him to move in the way he did. So when your arrow lands, its was never intended to hit Jackson, but right between his armour plates it slips and lodges itself into his back. Worse yet, the arrow seems to cause Jackson to drop his sword. He has time to turn and shoot you a puzzled look before a mace to the leg causes him to go down. >what do?>roll some 1d20s
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3368644 Oh shit oh shit >Shoot a bandit, gotta distract them so they dont end Jackson
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3368644ALREADY OFF TO A FANTASTIC START I SEE>>3368859This
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3368644This >>3368859
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3368644Help him fight anyway we can, call the bandits and try to give jackson time to get his sword back
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3368959Damn we are having such bad luck, and if Jack dies we are soon to followMaybe [Grand destiny] can help us mitigate that 1
>>3368967what's worse, if jack dies, and then we die, there will be no one to save dear Natalie and loyal Mary, that is a nightmare.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3368644Uh oh
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3368644Flash your tits to distract them
I hope that if we die, we can play as Nat
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3368644Distract them from him
Rolled 6 (1d20)Oh, geeze these rolls
[DELAY] +1The first thing you do is nook another arrow and prepare to fire it, but having just shot Jackson in the back, you are understandably not sure of yourself. Years of practice go out the window as you start second guessing your abilities. When you do fire, your arrow goes wide and manages to hit nothing. You prepare another arrow and shout at the men, giving away your position in hopes of distracting them. But its no use, the melee they have involved themselves in has 100% of their attention. Letting loose another arrow, it too goes wide as your fear increases. If Jackson dies, then you will die, and if you die, Nathalie will die! As the pressure mounts you start to break, and another arrow hits nothing. Your not even aiming at this point.As you miss shot after shot the black cloud of crows start to descend all around you, they caw and screech down at the gladiators from atop the roof tops. Like the audience in an ancient colosseum they demand blood. Jackson at least seems to be recovering, he recovers quickly. With one good hand he manages to grapple with the men and take the fight to the ground. Just as experienced with his hands as with his sword, the bandits are simply out classed. Even with the arrow sticking out his back he manages to rise too his feet again, albeit with two bandits hanging off him. You can see one of the bandits shanking Jackson over and over again where his kidney should be, but it doesn’t seem to be having any effect. Although his luck may be running out as the masked men finally abandon their posts and move towards Jackson. >what do? (Roll AFTER we decide what we are doing)>Fight on! Jackson needs help!>Jackson can handle himself, run into the building to rescue Nathalie>Write in
>>3370461>Fight on! Jackson needs help!Pull out the sword and run in
>>3370461>Fight on! Jackson needs help!Clear the bandits quickly with him, if we leave him aline he might not follow us and go after Ratko again, we need to drag him there with us.Sword them
>>3370461Help him fight, we need him as meat shield to save her.At least help him deal with one of two and then run in
Good enoughroll 1d20s
>>3370535This, attack the bandits from their backs and then move to the door, we can't hurt the masked guys so Jack will have to deal with then while we go for the door
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3370537
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3370537Our luck today is terrible.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3370544>>3370542>Our luck today is terrible.brutal, that saving grace is so is mine.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3370537
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3370537
>>3370559Kek, i hope this is out of the rolling quota
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>3370555>>3370559Could you stop
We can't even roll above a 10 now fuck
>>3370587I don't think its counted, he had already rolled
>>3370592Lets hope Jack fares better than us, he must have a 10 just as bonus.
[DELAY] +1Having lost faith in your bow you sling it over your shoulder and draw your trusty sword. Throwing yourself into the fray you seek to stab the men in the back before they notice you. Unfortunately, notice you they do, and by the time you reach Jackson one of the bandits has already released his hold on and turned to face you with his knife. Having no real experience in sword fighting you falter long enough for the bandit to reclaim his mace. You stand off against each other to the chorus of a thousand angry crows. [insight: Fail] CAWWW they shout CAWWW, and the bandit throws himself at you! Not knowing how to parry, you dodge his blow instead and counter attack. Only to have your blow dodged in return. The two of you continue this dance and no one manages to get close enough to really have a chance at hurting the other. The bandit is as stand offish as you! Jackson on the other hand continues to crawl back from the pit you put him in, with one of the bandits dislodged he turns his attention to the other bandit grappling him. With his leading sword arm seemingly sapped of strength he only has his off-arm to use. Jackson takes a firm hold of the bandit trying to drag him down and rips him off like velcro. Just in time too, as the masked men reach Jackson and immediately attempt stabbing at him with their spears. Tossing the bandit around like a rag doll Jackson uses the man as a human shield. This seams to cause no hesitation to the men as they attempt to stab through their Allie to get to Jackson! The crows revel in the bandits screams as they cheer at Jackson's technique. Some start to even involve themselves in the fight, swooping down at Jackson and the masked men! >roll
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3370688
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>3370688
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3370688
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3370690Time to make a scene trip him up and hold him down
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>3370688Lets just run to the door, I'm sure that is what they want us to do
>>3370721>>3370722>implying im going to ignore that 1
>>3370707Oh god what have i done!!??
>>3370725I had not seen it.It seems we are getting some wounds, either way, maybe the 18 means we can wound him back.Regardless, we have to go for the door, I bet the crows are telling us to go there
>>3370725At least the bandit rolled like shit too
Rolled 8 (1d20)>All these rolls>A reality where we end up maimed/friendless/dead closes in
>>3368627Nice art OP, got an album with everything so far?
>>3368959>>3370688>>3370559HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAEveryone is fucking going to die at this rate
>>3370991Nothing like an album of images, bit they are all in the archived threads if you check the OP at the top.
Guys, I'm going to sleep, if we live through this and jackson manages to kill one or two, leave the rest with him and go for the door, the crows are warning us.
[DELAY] +1Your dance of death continues, your heart beats faster and faster as the bandit starts to match your movements. Your goal to save Nathalie is the only thing that keeps you from running, your opponent has no such fears. He is an experienced killer, and to him you’re just a girl. His bravado will never let him flee. You try to look for an opening but your concentration is broken when you feel something hard slam against the back of your head, a crow has just dive bombed you. It seems they are not pleased with the slow pace of the fight and have started to involve themselves. Your opponent takes this opportunity to attack! Lounging at you, his attacks come in a flurry. You dodge his blows but he doesn’t let up, he has already figured out your clumsy tactics it seems. You start to get frantic as the blows get closer and closer and you lose more and more ground. When suddenly you see the opportunity you were looking for! Almost as if presented to you on a silver platter, his swing is extremely wide and he has left his entire side wide open! You immediately jump on the chance to sink your blade deep into the rogue. Unfortunately, that was his plan. You easily fall for the bait your opponent left for you and dive into his trap. You imagined yourself finding meat but all your sword finds is air. The rogue grabs your wrist and pulls you across his leg tripping you. As you scramble to get back on your feet you feel it, the force of his mace on your arm. As it connects you can feel your bones snap, your sword instantly falls out of your hands and the pain overwhelms you. You have been in many accidents and falls in your youth, but you have never actually broken anything. So this experience is new to you, and it doesn’t come easy. You let out a shriek, and spurred on by adrenalin you still try to escape the bandit. You push against the cobble stones with your feet as you clutch your worthless limp arm. You don’t get very far before you feel the rogues hands pull your hair, forcing your head upwards only to be slammed back into the pavement by the mans boot... Two seconds later you come back to your senses, not sure of what just happened you tur-... Six seconds later the pain in your arm that knocked you out the second time brings you back. You look up to see the rogue being attacked by a swarm of violent crows. He swings his mace at them but its to no avail, the birds are simply too fast for him. You take this operationally to try escaping again but the bandit wont have it, pushing through the crows he stands over you. Raising his mace into the sky he readies a deathblow.
Jackson on the other hand continues dispatching his enemies. Throwing his twitching corpse shield at one of the masked men, it works to catch the opponent off guard and momentarily topples him. The other man finally gets his chance at Jackson and manages to impale his spear into his ribs. Jackson's reaction, unsurprisingly at this point, is to take a firm hold of the spear shaft and shatter the thick wood with his massive hand. Pulling the splintered half out of himself the tip is coated with his blood, yet this doesn’t stop him from using the shaft to club the masked man to death. Blow after blow the masked mans head turns into a pulp before finally collapsing into nothing. By the time his accomplice manages to get out form under the corpse, seemingly unfazed by all the carnage, Jackson has already retrieved his sword and holds it in his off hand. With one massive swing, that goes all the way around, Jackson severs the top half of the mans body from his bottom half... With all his enemy seemingly dead Jackson take a moment to remove the arrow from his back. Soon after his wounded arm starts to again spring to life. About ten feet away from where you are close to being being beaten to death, Jackson stands calmly studying the arrow. It reminds him of something but he he does not know what. The crows descend on the corpses and start to feast. Jackson doesn’t seem to notice them either.Last round of combat friends>what do? (Don't roll yet)
>>3371327Grab his leg with your good arm and pull him down for the crows to attack
Go for the eyes!
>>3371327>Block his swing with our good armRather another arm than death
>>3371327Call for jack, try to scramble to our feet while the crows distractt himDo we have a knife? We can ty to stab his leg do he doesn't end us and go up from there.
>>3371368ThisAnd this>>3371564Stab his foot and then try to make him fall, call for jack he forgot us.
>>3371327Grab him in the balls
>>3371368>>3371564>>3371578Backing these, lets just hope the rolls favour us.
Rolled 3 (1d20)Good luck>roll 1d20s
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3372236
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3372236
>>3372258uh, it was my first roll on /qst/ ever, so I probably did something wrong. Maybe just ignore it?Please?
If we survive thia we need some perk to help us with rolls, this is just ridiculousOur grand destiny is to be brained in a sidewalk by nameless bandit.We cannot die before saving Nat, them we can drop dead from the wounds
>>3372287your bonuses are already helping with the roles. >>3371916Being a woman and having 0 experience with a boys junk. Something like this wouldn't cross your mind. >>3371564>Do we have a knife?No, you have a BIG knife
>>3372278>deleting it nice try
>>3372337yeah i did something wrong, it was a 1 for some reason
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3372236>>3372287This, even if this guy rips half our face off and take an eye with it we have to stay strong until we save Nat, or else all of this is for nothing.Maybe even call upon the hound, ithas super strenght and I think it wouldn't like that its vessel dies here.
>>3372417The hound! Of course! We've been fighting both here and back at the square without it, it may be ours and Nat's only chance against this torrent of 1s
>>3372470oooohhhh yeah summon the demon on us, unironically we need it.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3372236
>>3372504If this helps us you are officially a saint, you can change your name. Come on, tripfag anon, you deserve it.
>>3372504Thank you Dice Gods
>>3372509Oh my, thanks dose it even count though?
>>3372516he said roll 1d20s so pray they are merciful this time and doesn't specify just 3d20s
>>3372516I don't know your holyness, we can only pray now.
>>3372525Well, there was cases on the other thread where we rolled 6d20s and we did line up a bunch of actions here.
>>3372526Il make an offering on my bbq of chicken to the gods and qm
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3372236
>>3372849I'm just gonna go hit myself in the head now
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3372236
>>3372516>>3372983Purple Shaded names are blessed, Its confirmed now.
[DELAY] +3 Reacting before your end comes, you reach deep into your bag, pull out your trusty [Hunting Knife], pull yourself up, and stab the knife deep into the bandits thigh. So when his hammer blow comes down, the wooden shaft slams into your head instead of the hard metal head. The bandit roars in pain and his vengance comes swift as he slams the pommel down on your head. You grit your teeth as the blood flows down obscuring the vision in your left eye. You return the favour by pulling your knife out and stabbing it into his leg again. This time it gets stuck in the bone. With his leg giving out, you tugging on your dagger, and the swarm of crows slamming against him he falls over while trying to mace you again. Only managing to clip your shoulder this time. It still hurts, excruciatingly so. But you push on, you inner strength burns bright, and yet again feeds you the strength necessary to overcome when anyone else would fail. With one broken arm dangling at your side you pull your dagger out of his leg and mount the bandit. A crimson rage boils inside your chest, you are not a human fighting another human, you are an animal fighting another animal, life or death, kill or be killed. The bandit sees it too, he tries to grapple you, and he has two good arms against your one. Yet you have the positional advantage, and a blade. Every time you manage to wrestle your arm free you bring down the dagger deep into his chest. But stab after stab he STILL fights on, his fingers gouge your eye, his arm punches your side, he pulls your hair, anything to hurt you and get you off him, anything and everything. You try to stab at his neck, but his chin deflects all your attempts, soon turning his face into minced meat. You settle with stabbing wherever you can, just DIE JUST DIEE. You stab the man forty seven times yet he keeps kicking... ...You’re not sure how long you have been stabbing the man for, at times you have found yourself regaining consciousness passed out on top of him. Only to spring back up and continue stabbing. The crows form a ritualistic circle around you and squawk happily at your victory. Yet every time you pass out you awake to find them tugging hungrily at your skin and fingers, you’re sure that some of them got themselves some Kae meat. If you pass out here you’re sure they will eat you. Feeling yourself start to drift off again you bring the dulled knife back down into the corpse in an effort to regain composer.
[Grand destiny] When suddenly you feel a hand on your collar yank you up to your feet. Its Jackson, it looks like he didn’t wander off after all. For some reason you were sure he did... Jackson’s hold on your collar is the only thing keeping you standing. Your legs wobble and refuse to give you footing, your entire body is sore, one of your eyes refuses to open, and both your hands sway lazily at your sides; one from the broken bone and the other from the exhausted muscle. If your head didn’t feel like a dagger was lodged firmly into it maybe you could form a coherent sentence. But it does, so you cant ”Jacassdaaa...”. You try to look Jackson through the visor and into his eyes but your head keep lulling too far back or too far forward. So when Jackson's hand cups your butt, you really don’t know what to make of it. Is he trying to be romantic? “ok Jack, fuck me up, do what ever” you try to say but it come out as ”oassssssssssssksds”. Why are you out here anyway? Your head wound is not only seeping blood but its leaking proper brain function too. Soon Jackson hoists you up and throws you over his shoulder, he takes a firm grip of your thigh in order to keep you stable. You watch as the house you were trying to enter disappears with every one of Jackson's steps. Then you finally remember, you came out here to save Nathalie. Yet its really hard to remember why that was important. You are still sane enough to notice that both you and Jackson are leaving behind a trail of blood. Maybe its for the best... to let Jackson carry you away again. You can always blame him later, hes the bad guy here after all... You watch as the murder of crows descend on the corpses , and you feel yourself drifting away again. >What do?>Let Jackson carry you away, You are injured as fuck and Jackson's HP is questionable.>Force yourself to enter the house, with or without Jackson.>write in
>>3373262>>Force yourself to enter the house, with or without Jackson.
>>3373262>Force yourself to enter the house, with or without Jackson.
>>3373262>Force yourself to enter the house, with or without Jackson.NoooooooWe are not leaving
>>3373262>Force yourself to enter the house, with or without Jackson.We are here to find Nat.
>>3373315I hope we are on time, we came here as directly as we could, and avoided any delays, lets hope it was enough and worth it.I'll be devastated otherwise.
>>3373262>"We need to save Nathalie"Grim determination is what keeps us alive, giving up now might be the end of us
>>3373532Need to protect nats twat
>>3373262>Let Jackson carry you away, You are injured as fuck and Jackson's HP is questionable.
>>3373262>Force yourself to enter the house, with or without Jackson.Leaving that smile, that button nose behind? We can't. Speacially since we could have prevented her from coming, if we had managed to convince her to stay or if we told her father about her plans
No, not again, never again. “No no no no no” you repeat internally until the words fills your insides to the point that it bursts out your lips ”NO”. You start to toss and turn enough for Jackson to take notice. At first he struggles to keep you in place but your thrashing soon becomes so violent that he is forced to set you down. ”NO” you shout at Jackson as you push past him and back towards the house. Immediately after losing Jackson's support you tumble to the ground. Yet it doesn’t hold you for long, as you crawl back to your feet and continue towards your destiny. Your wobbling turns to confident steps and your steps turn into a sprint. Picking up your sword and scattering the crows you soon find yourself slamming against the door. Not sane enough to check if its even locked in the first place, you kick the door again and again. You can feel it cracking behind your onslaught yet it still holds. You are about to throw yourself at it again when Jackson appears next to you, his mighty boot brings down the door and you charge in head first. The inside of the house is a long corridor leading to one large central room. The place reeks of malevolence. Stepping into the central room you find your target. A single man, with his back turned towards you, stands over a table, and on that table is Nathalie! At first you fear the worst but then Nathalie sits up and gives you a wave and a smile, she says something but all you can hear is the ringing in your ears. She soon falls back on the table and starts rolling around. The fact that she is tied down to the table seem to be the only things keeping her from falling off. You’re not sure you understand the situation but she seems to be more or less “safe”. The same thing cant be said for Mary, because she is quite dead. You’re not an expert in death, yet, but there are several clues to be picked up by the astute observer. First of all, she seems to be sitting back on one of the tables legs and hasn’t reacted to your presence. Second, her throat has been cut ear to ear and her blood has drained out pretty much all over the apartment. Lastly, the entirety of her central mass has been carved out and placed into several buckets next to her. If you weren’t suffering from a mind altering head injury you probably would have vomited at the sight. The shadowy figure slowly places two bloody scalpels on the table and turns to face you. His body language is of a man interrupted from an important task, but his face is stone cold. His eyes betray no emotion, and he says nothing. But you know this man, you have seen him before. Then it all clicks in your head, and you finally understand. The man in the hallway, Nathalies unlocked door, the love letters, the open window, and Nathalie's insistence of being here tonight, all of it. You can feel Jackson's heat start to radiate from behind you, searing your back.
>what do?>also roll 1d20s to see if you pass out form the pain. (Best of 3)Also, would you guys like the combat for this boss fight to be like this weeks thread (Rolls and text)or like last thread (gamey / skimirishy)?
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3376911
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>3376902Combat type? Doesn't matter, my nat 1 will make sure we pass out right here.if jackson wakes us back up, let's go gamey/skirmishy. It's rare.
>>3376902Damn, the guy seduced her and probably was going to do some nasty thing right here, and the fucker killed poor Mary, fuck, I liked her a lot.She is probably drugged out of her mind for even being able to smile at us.I apologise in advance for the 1, what is it? The 5th in a row? Is it enough to unlock a perk card that allows a reroll?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3377033fatedThe fate 1 roll, I even forgot it to add to the tension
>>3376916Oh look, no 1 and we have a reasonable 10, we might even participate in this one.
>>3376911Oh, and she even asked how it was for us with Jack, she probably thought today was going to be her first time and not some scalpel vivisection like they did with Mary
>>3376911wooohoo, boss fight!finally, I'm hyped, let's kill this fucker who killed poor Mary.I think we can go back to the game mode, while I enjoyed the description a lot the game mode is really unique
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3376911>"What have you done with Mary"If combat is with only one opponent i think rolls and text works better
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3376911Fuck men this rolls.
>>3376911Guse we just thow ourslfs on him?
>>3377222We are using our swords, this is probably going to hurt, a lot, for us and Jackson, I just hope we can hear Nat out, I'm very curious to see what she has to say.
>>3377286Thinking more to tangle him uo so he cant stab her and give jackson time to get in postion
>>3376902fuckfuckfuck this is going down hill, at least Nathalie is alive. Sucks Mary died, but she felt like an NPC to give quests more than anything. Lets hope we can kill this fucker and somehow recover from our Grade 3 Football Player-Tier Concussion.
Is QM kill or is an update coming soon?
>>3386844nah, calm down friendo, it usually takes some days
>>3386844>Thready Update Prognosis:Thursday-SundayAlthough I live on the west coast, so my Thursday could be your Friday. This is all assuming I actually finish this boss fight by tonight.
>>3386928Oops I thought that was for like last thursday my bad.
The lose of Mary is unforgivable, she was one of the few people one this earth that stuck their neck out for you. But Nathalie is still alive, so you will grieve later. For now you turn your attention to the living. You draw your sword and attempt to point it towards your enemy, “Fiend, what have you done to Nathalie???”. You hope your words came out the same way as they formed in your head. You cant be sure as the rogue continues to look past you, never spearing you a glance. He makes no sound in retaliation to your question, and his eyes betray no soul. He just calmly, and coldly, draws his sword and places one hand on Nathalie's leg. Nathalie doesn’t fight back as he lifts the sword high into the air, telegraphing his intent to cut off her leg like a butcher cutting meat. This you cant accept, a single hair misplaced from her fair head is unthinkable. An entire leg? You would rather forfeit your own life then let such a reality come to pass. So you throw yourself at him, with the intent to pin him long enough for Jackson to finish the job. Let him cut up your body, you no longer care. Unfortunately for you, your noble sacrifice is completely wasted. As you have fallen into yet another trap, The rogue was attempting to bait you from the start, and you couldn’t have expected the unnatural speed produced by the man. Like a gazelle the rogue springs high into the air! Completely dodging your sword swing, he flies high enough into the air to almost hit the ceiling. For a brief moment you manage to turn your head upwards, only to see the rogue bring down both of his feet on your face! The force delivered onto your head, finally, completely knocks you out... When you awaken, you have returned to this abysmally place and so has your memory of it. If thats the case then you know that waking Kae has been knocked out. This time, you are accompanied by a mystery cat and a foul demon! [insight: 0] You search for the things you have collected in the dream scape but they are gone, even your trusty bow has disappeared! The demon is worrying, but he has yet to notice you. He seems transfixed on something else. What ever you are going to do, it better be soon. Before, “it” finds you again.Battle tipsA characters cannot move to occupy a space that is already occupied by another character.>what do? You can do two actions per turn[insight: 0] ACTIONS -move 5 tiles-interact
>>3387803I forgot to mention you cannot move diagonally.
>>3387803I don't get it....Interact with the cat? Maybe? I don't knowAs second action grab the little bench at our feet to use as a weapon
>>3387803>Ask sphinx how to escape from head trauma induced hallucinations
>>3387816Has this happened before? Can you link the thread to us just so we know what happened last time we were here?
Try and see what the demon is so worried about. Maybe Jackson in the real world is attacking his psychical form?Steal the cat's necklace its clearly an EVIL mind control necklace.And take off your collar, nobody owns you.
>>3387929I like your actions, take out the cat's necklace and take out our collar
[Action] You take a closer look at the sphinx, the great cat is oddly familiar. You implore the creature to help you and in return it leaps into your arms. It nuzzles you lovingly and even purrs, you are surprised to find a compassionate entity in the [Dreamscape]. Yet it offers no answers to your query, it instead climbs up onto your shoulders and waits. Attempting to touch the Sphinx's necklace is met with a scratch, you can sense the beast is quite found of its jewelry. [Action] The necklace reminds you of your own collar, instinctively you start tugging on it again. Its presence causes you no small suffering, constantly baiting into your skin. Yet you gain nothing for it, other then to feel it squeeze down even tighter on your neck. You have yet to find a mirror to better investigate the mystery object that has been attached to you since your last encounter with the wurm. Your attention is drawn away from your predicament by more pressing concerns. The demon suddenly takes a step backward, something still has its attention. Its source of worry start to become quite clear as pieces of the [Dreamscape] crumble into nothing on the [EAST] side of the platform. It becomes quickly evident that the [Dreamscape] is falling apart, yet you have no place to run! >>3387907Yes, you will have to investigate the growing mystery yourself though. This is a "reward you for paying attention" situation but its not a "punish you for not paying attention" situation. You dont have to understand the story to play this out correctly.
>what do? You can do two actions per turn[insight: 0]ACTIONS-move 5 tiles-interact-place sphinx on any of the 8 tiles around you (free action)
>>3387962>Drag tables and chairs to the West side of the Dreamscape and create a barricade. Demon boi is gonna fall into the void first.
>>3387962Move to the color changing tile one to north and then one in the direction of the demonWas this dreamscape in thread one? I can't find it in the archivesAaaaaaaaaa nothing stands out here I' stuck!!!!!
>>3387958Is the demon facing away from us? Can we place the chair behind it so he trips and falls?
>>3388011The demon is not paying any attention to you at all. ~~~yet~~~
>>3388006this is the first time I DREW the Dreamscape
>>3388006This is worth a try, maybe the tils is not purely cosmetic
[Action][Action] You do your best to push the furniture to the west side of the room, but like most objects in the [DreamScape] they are incredibly heavy. Your dreams of using them to trip up the demon may be a far cry. Although, the small stool doesn't weigh that much compared to the table, you could hypothetically carry it around. Taking a rest only a few steps away you suddenly feel the ground beneath your feet start to give way, the [Dream] tiles are not as stable as the [Solid] tiles!The demon jumps over a small gorge.Two tiles to the [South] slip away towards nothing. (Before I said east, that was a typo. All 4 tiles have slipped away on the south side)
Move north 1 tile
>>3388166Move north 1 tile, but take a stool with us. If the demon advances towards us, throw the stool at it.
>>3388166>>3388166take the stool with us and move the most we can to the back of the monsterlet's try to push it to a dream tile or a hole while it's distracted
>>3388166Ok, move one south, we throw the stool at the demon, we he comes at us he will jumpbthat gorge again, when he does that we push the table in the tile next to the gorge, blocking the demon and hotting him, hopefully, making him fall
>killing a demon by throwing a stool at itIs this quest dwarf fortress?
I added numbers and letter to the tiles to make this easier [Action] You pick up a chair. its still quite heavy, you cant throw it very far.[Action] You move to the i4 tile in an attempt to cut off the monster. Perhaps you can push him to where you want him to be somehow. You feel yourself growing weakerThe demon sits and waits, he continues to ignore you.The C4 and C5 tiles slip away into the void.>what do? You can do two actions per turn[insight: 0]ACTIONS-move 5 tiles-interact-place sphinx on any of the 8 tiles around you (free action)-chair action
>>3389196>Move to H3>Place Sphinx at G3
>>3389196Move to 1F, throw chair at the demon to push it towards the ravine/pit at 3F.
ill wait for a tie breaker
>>3389340I can support >>3389282I only joined after the break so all my submissions are just guessing.
>>3389362>>3389282Ok, im going to assume you meant 2F and 4F though
[Action] You move to the 2F tile[Action] You throw the chair as hard as you can at the demon, causing him to jump back over to the 5F tileNo tiles fall away this time>what do? You can do two actions per turn[insight: 0]ACTIONS-move 5 tiles-interact-place sphinx on any of the 8 tiles around you (free action)
>>3389393Move to 7F, again, and push the table into the Demon. Maybe the Stool will Block him when he jumps.
>>3389393Ah fuck he can jump>Move to H5, place Sphinx at G5
>>3389409What will the Sphinx do, you think? I dont want to put it in danger, since I think It represents Nathalie, but If you explain what you plan, I might back your plan.I accidentally responded to myself oops.
>>3389442No idea. I want to see what happens. Demon doesn't seem hostile since it didn't retaliate after we threw a stool at it. It's just going to jump to another clear square if we throw more I think.
[Action] You move to the H5 tile[Free Action] You move to take sphinx off your shoulders but the creature instinctively moves itself to the G5 tile on its own. The sphinx hisses at the demon, but it ignores both of you.The D4 and E5 tiles slip away into the void.>what do? You can do two actions per turn[insight: 0]ACTIONS-move 5 tiles-interact
>>3389503Move The cat to 4E, then push the Demon in the direction of the pit facing the cat. Hopefully since every other space is taken up by something, it'll eat shit and fall over. Hopefully it doesn't just jump onto the stool.
>>3389503He can't move diagonally, push him to the pit in front of it since it is two tikes eide
>>3389503>Try to talk to either of them.
>>3389520the demon cant move diagonally, and to move the cat to 4e you would have to pick it up then walk to 3e then place the cat as a free action>>3389540the cat is occupying that tile, you would have to pick up the cat first as an action then move towards the demon, running out of actions.
>>3389548talking with the cat yielded no results, you attempted this already. You can try talking with the demon, but be specific about the topic.
>>3389556>What are you?>Where are we?>Sorry I tried to peg you with a stool. >Got any clothes I can borrow?
>>3389565Sure, do this when we get behind it, if it acts agressive, we just wait till next turn, then push it.
[Action][Action] You pick the sphinx back up and enter the G5 tile.[Free Action] You make the effort to communicate with the demon, you ask it a few questions while the sphinx continues to hiss over you. The demon does not respond, it doesn't acknowledge you at all. The demon suddenly make a very aggressive swipe at the E5 tile with its massive hand, [insight:0] you dont see anything at the location. Then it enters the F6 tile, placing itself ontop of a table. The F5 tile the demon was previously standing on, drops away into the void. The F6 tile it is standing on start to give way, [Greater Dodge: Success] but the demon manages dodge into the F7 tile in time. You feel yourself growing weaker as your skin becomes more transparent. The demon on the other hand, seems to be growing larger. >what do? You can do two actions per turn[insight: 0]ACTIONS-move 5 tiles-interact-place sphinx on any of the 8 tiles around you (free action)
>>3389606>Move to F8 with both actions, place Sphinx at E7
>>3389606Push it into the 3 tile wide gap
>>3389653I mean move with one action and then push with the other, this is our last chance he is standing right there
>>3389659Lets try it, it can't move diagonally lets make it fall its 3 tiles wide infront of it
>>3389646>>3389653[Action]Jumping over the table, you move to the F8 tile[Action][insight:0] You place both hands on the demon and SHOVE with all your might. Yet the demon doesn't move an inch. You thought the tables were heavy? Its nothing compared to this. [Free Action] You place the sphinx on the E7 tileThe demon doesn't move. The F7 tile it is standing on start to give way, [Greater Dodge: Fail] it is unable to enter the E7 tile as it is occupied by the sphinx, [Greater Dodge: Fail] it is unable to enter the F8 tile tile as it is occupied by Kae, [Greater Dodge: Success] but the demon manages dodge into the G7 tile in time.
The [Dream] tile entered by the demon has already been loosened by Kae. Unable to support the demons weight it falls into the abyss taking the demon with it!
>>3389755Fuck, almost had it. I thought that G7 was empty!>>3389756YEEEEE
With the demon gone, the [Dream Scape] quickly start to collapse around you. You wait for the ground under your feet disappear and await your destiny. But you do not fall, The sphinx, grown to a much larger size, extends its wings and holds you tight. It flies you away to safety. You close your eyes and peacefully drift to a even deeper sleep.
>>3389764Gj figuring out the puzzle, I was worried that if he got out into the more open areas we wouldn't get him in time.
>>3389789Thanks. When do we wake up to see Nat vivisected and Jackson fighting a losing battle against the rogue?
>>3389810Conclusion tomorrow, epilogue 10 days later after my calc final.
>>3389770Wooooohoooooothat was awesome....and hardBut....but I want to wake up and help save nat...
>>3389854Did we actually save the girl? Kae was relentless on this one, dragging jack stubborn ass and finally reaching here.
>>3389756YES! THANK YOU QM!
>>3389789Was the puzzle that we needed to block him off then push him? Becuase it was pretty tense, so good job on the puzzle.
>>3389928I think it was that we needed to surround him and force him to step in a dream tile or a gap tile, and the tiles beneath him kept going away
>>3389928Its up to to figure out what happened here, and what all this means. I hope to be able to come up with better puzzles in the future with established mechanics. I dont know how to answer your question without giving away too much.
>>3389928I don't understand why some anons are so intent on pushing him. We tried. Didn't work. Didn't come close to working.
>>3389983I think he fucked jackson up big time with that hand slash and moved to the table to start his work on natalie, good thing we got him
>>3389983I for one, look forward to more Hell-QBert.
>>3389928>>3389956Something invisible was chasing the demon and collapsing tiles. We needed to block it so that it would go on a weak dream tile or have literally nowhere to escape.
Seeing Kae possibly killed in front of him, the mutilated corpse of a servant girl, and Nathalie on a operating table, Jackson was forced to relive some very repressed memories. Memories that brought him back to reality, long enough to send him back into a blind rage. The butcher was fast, his speed, reflexes, and sharp mind made Jackson's titanic raging strength all but useless. Keeping Jackson at a length he would bide his time and stab only when an opportunity presented itself. Unfortunately for him, he would eventually take a very uncharacteristic slip. His feet would betray him for the first time in his life, something Jackson immediately capitalized on. Once cough by Jackson, his chances of victory slipped from a fair chance into nothing... After mincing the king bandit, Jackson would carry Nathalie and Kae to safety, forcing him to leave his sword behind. In the aftermath, the domicile that housed the site of the struggle would have collapse into nothing. Seemingly destroyed by a very controlled flame, it was the only house on the block to burn down. Having saved his daughter, Jeraldo would be ethereally grateful to Jackson. In the aftermath, Jackson would be crowned a hero and be accredited for many feats done by other people. While you slept in a very deep comatose sleep, Jackson would fall into an even deeper state of brooding. Something no one would have thought possible. As for the town of Coubage, it suffered a very unpredicted attack from a large brigade of bandits. Formed from the former citizens of Wilstown, over several years their number had gotten quite large. Seemingly overnight, the small segmented groups organized into a single army. Even so, their attack made very little sense from a highwaymen's perspective, as they stole nothing and seemed to attack with the intent to sow destruction. About thirty percent of the population was slaughtered in the attack, and half the town was burned to the ground. Waiting to attack on the night of the harvest festival, they took great advantage of the chaos and weakened garrison. Unfortunately, and seemingly by design, half the crop was destroyed in the flame. The only crop that survived the fire was the large surplus stored at the fortress. Jeraldo's insistence on this was seen as invasive before by the mayor, but now it would serve to save the local populace. Strangely enough, over time the culling of the population would eventually fix many of the problems faced by the town. Many of the refuges were finally able to find a place in society. Either by filling holes left by the slaughtered, or helping rebuild. The town would come out stronger then ever in the proceeding years, brought together by hate for the bandits and sorrow for lost loved ones. The black cloud of crows disappeared as mysteriously as they had come...
Thats the end of the thread and the chapter! Thank you for reading Dark fantasy quest! I want to give a special shout out to my good friend https://twitter.com/BaubleBeverage who provided some of the assets used in the boss fight. Without him it probably would have looked horrible. Dark Fantasy quest will return with a chapter epilogue in two weeks(ish)!Please feel free to ask any questions or give critiques!
>>3392303Shame we passed out, I wanted Nat to see Kae as a hero.I take it our arm will take some time to heal, and Jeraldo will be willing to house us for that time
>>3392303Thanks for running. Can't wait to ask a million "what ifs">>3392329Are you kidding? She probably saw us broken arm and everything trying to save her, that alone heroes us up. She better take good care of us while we recovered, it was not easy to drag Jackson through town to save her, that helmet was getting really annoying.
>>3392303That was a much happier ending than I expected. Hopefully Kae and Jackson will have a little time to heal after all that. Real glad those two were able to stick together AND save Natalie
>>3392993For Kae and Nathalie maybe.
>>3393096Why, did Jack feel bad about almost abandoning us several times to go into a purgung spree? Felt bad about us getting fucked up during his watch, or that he almost dragged us away sealing Nat's fate? Or that he is finally fed up with that helmet spirit and wants out of being a puppet for it on his purging business?
>>3393149You will have a chance to ask him yourself in the epilogue. What you have to decide is do YOU think the helmet is magic or does KAE think the helmet is magic. Kae is not a very spiritual person and her uncle didn't educate her on religion at all. But the bush people believe that everything in the world has a spirit. Even stone and water. They believe that refining metals or turning hemp into rope constricts the spirit and when a knife breaks, for example, its because the spirit inside is raging against its new form. She also has 3 INT, so she is smarter then your average human, but she is very uneducated. Its up to you to decide if she can make that jump in logic, although it is pretty apparent to her that Jackson's helmet plays some significance in the way he acts.
>>3393243Yeah, she figured out that removing his helmet made him become his normal self again, and then there was that time he threw it away, I think she definetly suspects that whenever Jackson is acting stubborn and relentless it has to do with the helmet.
Now we just need a pic of Kae recovering in a bed with Nat sleeping snugled up to her after failing to jeep awake and watching over KaeMaybe we could get Mary's drawing from her room too, keep it at our book, poor girl didn't deserve that.
When we wake up we gotta give them both a big hug>>3393388This
>>3393388T h i s .
>>3393388that would be awesome
Give me likes please or ill kill off Nathalie I swear on me mum.
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>>3397364If you say we could have saved Mary I swear to god
>>3397364I would gladly but where can I like this?
>>3397691its an April fools thing, you have to be on a desktop to do it. Don't take it too seriously though.
>>3397364As creator of this gif I believe I should receive royalties.
>>3398244ill give you 50% of my likes
Last post lolHAH Got'em
>>3399905nopeget rekt scrub
>>3399927I'm too leet
>>3399966No you'r not!