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>>3654664
>>3654670
>>3655430
>>3655433
>>3655439
>>3655449
>>3655469
>>3655470
>>3641167
> 20 VS DC: 14
> Major Success
> 17 VS DC: 12
> Moderate Success
> 4 VS DC: 8
> Moderate Failure

Driven to comprehend everything that has thus far evaded your awareness, you turn your attention to the string that connects you to each of the golems. Like any of the astral strands it is ephemeral, at once resilient enough to resist nigh-any physical force, but fragile and easily shapen to the will of one so driven. You are no tailor of civilized lands, nor are you are an experienced wool-worker of the nomad clans, but you are if not adept, adequate at stitching the strings which connect all souls to one another, and if need be, tearing them apart. At a thought, they unravel then piece themselves back together.

It is an intricate symphony of the intangible in motion, and after almost a month of study you come to the conclusion that the strings which flow from you into the golems serve not only as an energy source, but a firm and binding connection between you and the clay made animate. When you speak a command, you find that the strand thrums with the echo of your intention, piercing through the unseen and embedding itself in the golem’s structure. The command is soon received, sending the golem’s proto-soul sent into a quiet cacophony of motion spurred on by the intent within the string.

You study the echoes, repeating yourself at incremental intervals to find that the spontaneity of motion ebbs and flows with your clarity of focus at the time of uttering the command, yet are surprised to note that the speed of the proto-soul’s fragments interlocking invariably escalates to the highest level possible without ‘overheating.’ Such trifles as temperature have little bearing in the mindscape, golem or man, but it is the best word to describe the rapid fraying and subsequent disintegration you would expect from an overabundance of strands overwhelming the proto-soul or attempting to feed it conflicting commands.

> (1/6)
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>>3687090

Filled with curiosity, you attempt to feed the golem two mutually contradictory commands, one after the other, to find that the second takes precedence, but when you handhold your wife through the intricate process of attuning a strand to the golem, and give it a command at once, you find that yours takes precedence over hers. Removing the strand connecting her to the golem, you hypothesize the reasoning behind this commendable loyalty and deduce that either the golem relies on the strength of will of the one giving it commands, or it defers to whichever attuning string has been attached the longest, which raises the question of how it determines the span of time passed without a cohesive mind to keep track.

These conundrums are most frustrating, but you’ve attained a respectable amount of understanding regarding the strands, and feel it is safe to say you have a firm understanding of how you are able to command the golem at the present time. You’ll have to engage in further study in the future to determine how it comprehends your intent without any process of conscious thought. It is an interesting enigma, and only increases your curiosity regarding the ins-and-outs of the golem’s function, but more important is what’s come to pass in the last two months of diligent study.

For one, your wife has failed to achieve significant progress in the discipline of hexcraft, and for another, your firstborn son Asura has almost crippled a combatant slave. Apparently, during a former warrior’s attempt to teach your son how to swing a club, he was caught off-guard when the relatively enormous toddler tripped his ankle, swung up to crack his jaw on the way down, and shattered the crude weapon on his chest. Too scared to interrupt your studies or stop his, for fear of incurring your wrath, once they verified the combatant slave in question wasn’t crippled, they taught him the concept of sparring and resumed immediately. So far, he’s doing better than most children twice his age and though wary within sparring distance, his trainers are convinced he’ll be a fearsome warrior when he’s grown.

> Asura:
> Cudgel (0) advances to Cudgel (1)
> Cudgel (1) advances to Cudgel (2)

> How should you respond to Asura’s behavior?
> Encourage his interest in spontaneous violence, because the more bloodthirsty he is by the time he’s old enough to shatter skulls, the better.
> Encourage his interest in violence, but scold him for almost causing irreparable damage to someone that could’ve been a useful tool in the future.
> Encourage his interest in violence, but emphasize that it should only be directed towards those who’ve overstepped their bounds and have it coming.

> (2/4)
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>>3687090
>>3687091

When that’s finished, you turn your attention to the work the golems and snap-jaws are doing on the ruins of the palace, and finding it not to your satisfaction but close enough not to warrant corporeal punishment, you leave them to their duty in favor of taking the flying carpet for a spin. So many weeks you’ve laid in wait at the tower while dozens of snap-jaws go wasting their lives crawling through the sand, and as amusing as the thought might be, you deduce that there’s no reason not to take flight and do what they wish they could’ve done.


All the same, you instruct them to continue scouting as normal, and deeply savor the dumbfounded looks on their stupid little faces when you tell them that you’re going to be conducting an expedition on the back of the flying carpet. Deciding that there’s no reason not to start from the corner of the pitiful map they’ve begun, you travel to the upper-rightmost region you know of and begin flying in loops in an attempt to catch sight of something worthwhile. It takes you almost two weeks to reach where you feel the corner should be, and are curious to note that the yellowed sand here gives way to reddened rock. The change of scenery is pleasant to say the least, and soaring through the sky you note an abundance of valleys and gorges intersecting the mountains there.

Flying closer to the ground, you clarify the presence of dried rivers here and there, and swiftly come to the conclusion that this was once a prosperous region. More concerningly, you’re beginning to remember what that pair of sterile snap-jaws were rambling about when they returned from the failed expedition, and coming to realize that the terrain beneath matches their description verbatim. You’re beginning to think it might be a better idea to simply return home and resume your studies in full, elsewise you might-

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*

What in the name of the graven idols was that?!? It was a deep, blood-curdling, deeply bestial, and utterly alien noise if not called forth from the deepest pits of hell, then wrought from another plane entirely! This is worrisome, most worrisome, you need to leave-

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*
>*FUULLCHUUUUUUUUUUK*

> (3/4)
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>>3687090
>>3687091
>>3687096

A billouous fog of flaming mucus misses the flying carpet by perhaps three paces, and soaring forward at blistering speeds, you turn to catch sight of an abomination beyond mortal ken. The aberration is perhaps a fifth the size of the palace and can only be described as that- An aberrant affront to everything natural and holy, resembling a titanic slug with bat’s wings and a snapping scorpion’s tail. It screeches yet again-

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*

At the sight of you upon your flying carpet, and you recognize the glowing foam coalescing about its gaping, slavering maw. This unnatural monster, for it can be known as nothing other, might be beyond even your strength.

> How do you attempt to survive?

> Fly away as quickly as possible, hell-bent on returning to the palace where you can recover!
> Descend into one of the valleys below and attempt to find a cave wherein you can hide!
> Wielding the mysteries of fire and wind alike, do your damndest to fell the abomination!
> Praying to whatever false deities might be listening, attempt diplomacy in each of the five languages you know!

> (4/4)
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>>3687091
> Encourage his interest in violence, but emphasize that it should only be directed towards those who’ve overstepped their bounds and have it coming.
Gotta win those hearts of the people of our empire while crushing naysayers and our enemies.

> Praying to whatever false deities might be listening, attempt diplomacy in each of the five languages you know!
IF that don't work.
> Fly away as quickly as possible, hell-bent on returning to the palace where you can recover!
Make sure we lose it and it doesn't follow.
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>dlcq 3
praise the dark

>>3687100
>Encourage his interest in violence, but emphasize that it should only be directed towards those who’ve overstepped their bounds and have it coming.
>Praying to whatever false deities might be listening, attempt diplomacy in each of the five languages you know!
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>>3687129
Support.
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>>3687100
> Fly away as quickly as possible, hell-bent on returning to the palace where you can recover!
There’s zero guarantee that it can comprehend language and a serious chance it can kill us.
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> Encourage his interest in violence, but scold him for almost causing irreparable damage to someone that could’ve been a useful tool in the future.
> Descend into one of the valleys below and attempt to find a cave wherein you can hide!
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>>3687100
Forgot
> Encourage his interest in violence, but scold him for almost causing irreparable damage to someone that could’ve been a useful tool in the future.
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>>3687090
>op is back
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>>3687129
>>3687150
>>3687200
> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20+6, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>3687308
Oh shit
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Rolled 14, 5 = 19 (2d20)

>>3687308
Guaranteed kill shots.
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Rolled 19, 10 = 29 (2d20)

>>3687308
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Rolled 20, 11 = 31 (2d20)

>>3687308
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>3687324
>crit success on the first roll
Impressive.
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>>3687326
We teach Asura gud.
Or we learn the slug speaks spanish.
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>>3687129
>>3687150
>>3687200
>>3687324
>>3687314
>>3687326
> 20 VS DC: 30
> Supreme Success
> 22 VS DC: 14
> Major Success

This monstrosity… It’s power is beyond reckoning and it could serve as a most magnificent minion, if only you could bring it to heel! Lust for conquest overriding your sense of self-preservation, you turn the flying carpet and ride toward it at angle. It spits again, with a horrendous-

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*
>*FUULLCHUUUUUUUUUUK*

But your mastery of the winds is such that you manage to dodge the nauseating fog, no matter that its stench is reminiscent of burning scat, and begin howling various salutations in the languages you know. The Tongue and Contemporary Settik alike yield nothing, and neither do Proto-Settik or the Snap-Jaw’s barking but at the sound of Ancient Dravidian… Oh, the most ruinous and ruined Ancient Dravidian...

Angers it. Though rather than attempt to slay or devour you, it begins to screech a tongue that sends cold shivers running down your spine, and even if you can’t comprehend so much as a syllable of what it slurs, you swiftly seize clarity from the depths of your memory. The only other time you’ve felt such a fundamental, inconceivable sense of wrongness was when you broke upon the black scrolls of those who once owned the palace, and it is then that you realize, flying rug rippling on the winds, that this beast is truly spawned of hell. It ceases its furious tirade as quickly as it came, and prepares to strike again-

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*
>*FUULLCHUUUUUUUUUUK*

To no avail, as you are quick to evade. All the same, you can’t dodge indefinitely and sooner rather than later, you’ll have to land.

> What do you want to do?

> Fly away as quickly as possible, there is nothing to be gained here, and everything to be lost!
> Descend into one of the valleys below, where neither its fog nor its stinger may reach!
> Wielding the mysteries of fire and wind, prove your well-deserved mastery over all!
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>>3687367
>> Fly away as quickly as possible, there is nothing to be gained here, and everything to be lost!
We should come back with a distraction force while we fuck it up from the sky.
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>>3687367
> Fly away as quickly as possible, there is nothing to be gained here, and everything to be lost!
We need that familiar.
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>>3687367
> Fly away as quickly as possible, there is nothing to be gained here, and everything to be lost!
MAKE SURE WE LOSE IT!
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>>3687367
I guess diplomacy against hell's rectum slugs needs a little more black tongue.

>Fly away as quickly as possible, there is nothing to be gained here, and everything to be lost!

>>3687376
Oh boy do we.
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>>3687367
>> Fly away as quickly as possible, there is nothing to be gained here, and everything to be lost!
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>>3687375
>>3687376
>>3687380
>>3687381
>>3687385
> Roll 1d20+6, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20+6, DC: 14
> Bo3
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Rolled 7, 15 + 6 = 28 (2d20 + 6)

>>3687387
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Rolled 14, 19 = 33 (2d20)

>>3687387
Les do it
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Rolled 17, 9 + 6 = 32 (2d20 + 6)

>>3687387
Pls no
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Who even leaves a hell slug in the mountains? What a jerk.
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>17, 19
Nice.
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>>3687403
*
>23, 25
+6 on both.
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>>3687375
>>3687376
>>3687380
>>3687381
>>3687385
>>3687390
>>3687391
> 23 VS DC: 18
> Moderate Success
> 25 VS DC: 14
> Major Success

Throwing the notion of subjugating the gargantuan slug straight from the pits of the hells themselves to the winds, you spin the flying carpet around and fly away swifter than even your keen eye can see. Glancing over your shoulder you determine that, while the beast’s bat-wings carry its tremendous bulk far better than they have any right to, they cannot hope to outpace your nimble and deftly-maneuvered floor tapestry of choice.

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*
>*FUULLCHUUUUUUUUUUK*

- As many times as it may, it fails to begin to strike you even once, and you even get the opportunity to fling a fireball against its blubbery hide, only to hear it-

>*SQUIIIIRRRRSSSNNNIIIIIK*

In response to the mild burn that would’ve been far worse, were the target not coated with glistening slime. Little by little, moments turn to minutes turn to hours, and the projectiles are flung more and more seldom, until eventually they cease entirely. The beast flies away but you do not take the opportunity to rest, for it is wise enough to comprehend whatever manner of blasphemous tongue it spoke unto you, it should be more than able to pull a clever ambush. You should know, you’d do the same in the situation and soaring in the clouds, you get a good two leagues before a distant and angry-

>*squiiiirrrrsssnnniiiiik*

Can be heard, and three more fading off into the horizon. It seemed you were right to keep fleeing the fell creature. You’re free to travel home and begin your preparations for the next summer but the fact that you’ve failed to uncover anything else of note on your first aerial scouting expedition has you irritated. Still, the risk that you might encounter the abomination and incur its wrath again remains.

> After much thought, you decide to-
> Travel home to the palace
> Continue scouting the wastes
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>>3687435
>> Travel home to the palace
We need rest and shut-eye.
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>>3687435
>Continue scouting the wastes
At least find a river. Preferably without hellspawn.
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>>3687435
> Travel home to the palace
I want to impregnate our wife but not until we’ve gotten a familiar.
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>Continue scouting the wastes
Just for a bit. If we don't find anything noteworthy in the next hour, head back.
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>>3687435
>Continue scouting the wastes
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>>3687445
I doubt we'll find one, but we might as well try. +1
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>>3687090
Oh hey, I thought the quest was already dead for a couple days there.
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>>3687498
Understandable, but incorrect.

>>3687445
>>3687450
>>3687456
>>3687492
> Roll 1d20+6, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 3 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>3687571
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3687571
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Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)

>>3687571
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>>3687578
Yiss
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>3687578
>two nat 20's within the first 50 posts
Impressive, but I'm not surprised.
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>>3687578
Ayy lmao
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Rolled 4 (1d8)

>>3687588
>digits *and* an 82
Doubly so.
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Rolled 2 (1d3)

>>3687591
Ohohoho?
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>>3687588
No surprise to me. I prayed before rolling.
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Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d20)

>>3687594
Hmmm...
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>>3687598
>3, 3
what is this wizard shit
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>>3687598
>double 3's
Let it burn
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>>3687605
I really want to get our Fire ability up to at least 8. I can imagine turning large swathes of the desert to glass at that point.
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>>3687445
>>3687450
>>3687456
>>3687492
>>3687578
>>3687588
>>3687591
>>3687594
>>3687598
> 26 VS DC: 14
> Bo3

After much contemplation, you decide that a month spent in search of something of value that went unfound would be wasted, and so you resolve that you shall not return to your palace until you have found something of sufficient value. Soaring through the skies, you persist in your endeavor for no less than five days and five nights before you catch sight of what might be worthwhile; the crumbling ruins of a tower some four stories high on the side of a mountain’s slope. Deeply intrigued, you land the flying carpet several hundred paces away, and stand, only to pause in brief confusion. There, before the age-blackened door of the ruin are what seem to be a dozen mushrooms, enlarged to almost twice the size of a snap-jaw, twisted into a crude mockery of man’s shape, and endowed with a crude semblance of sapience.

Before you can come to terms with what you’re seeing, they sprint closer and one pelts a rock with vicious tenacity. Though the creature’s strength could’ve dealt a fearsome blow, its accuracy is lacking and you need not dodge, as its crude implement of war clatters to the stones beside you. Staring, you quickly determine that an unknown number of these “shroomfolk” are inhabiting this ruin and that before you can ascertain the nature of what marvels might be held within, you must subjugate or exterminate these vermin. Frustratingly, they seem to lack mouths entirely, and even as adorable as their feeble attempts to ascend to the summit on which you’ve seated yourself are, they’ll get there sooner rather than later, and you must come to a decision if you don’t wish to be thrown from the mountainside.

> You decide to-

> Return to the palace, memorizing this ruin’s location for later
> Annihilate these reprobate fungi in cleansing flame most furious
> Enter the mindscape and attempt to overwhelm their psyches
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>>3687662
Oh wow this is great. These guys have potential.
>Enter the mindscape and attempt to overwhelm their psyches
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>>3687662
>Enter the mindscape and attempt to overwhelm their psyches
More subjects! Huzah!
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>>3687662
We're building up a proper Bowser kingdom full of diverse monster mooks.

>Enter the Matr-mindscape!
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>>3687409
> Enter the mindscape and attempt to overwhelm their psyches
More servants!
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>>3687662
> Enter the mindscape and attempt to overwhelm their psyches
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>>3687673
>>3687677
>>3687679
>>3687680
>>3687686
>Roll 1d20+4, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3687691
Leave it to me. I'm good at this.
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3687691
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Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3687691
Das rite
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Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3687691
>rolling for mind penetration
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fffffff

>>3687700
Good!
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>>3687701
>>3687702
>tfw my roll killed the best one
Feels bad man
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Oh yeah, and welcome back OP! I was missing this one.
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Rolled 24, 24 = 48 (2d40)

>Rolling for Treasure
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>>3687806
WIZARDS
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>>3687806
OP do you have a treasure table that you're rolling on? If so, did you make it yourself or did you pull it from somewhere?
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>>3687816
I'm rolling for volume of Treasure Points, as seen in the Status. As for the rest, I've been rolling on a handful of improvised tables I've made.
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>>3687820
You forgot to post your pastebins this thread, bro.
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>>3687820
What are the dimensions/structure of your tables (if you don't mind my asking)? I'm making some loot tables for my own quest and it'd be good to get an idea of how big they should be and how they should work.
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>>3687828
Technically we're still mid turn, I think.
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>>3687673
>>3687677
>>3687679
>>3687680
>>3687686
>>3687700
> 22 VS DC: 20
> Minor Success

Closing your eyes, you enter a meditative calm and with a handful of deep breaths, exit your material form. The expanse beyond your physicality is vast, but far below, you can detect a dozen strangely shaped presences. These are flickering lights in the darkness but against the inferno of your will supreme, they are nothing candles, and easily snuffed out. Forcing your way into the mind of the foremost among them, you crush his sense of self, and in its stead, you place a single, unstoppable, and nigh-unbreakable compulsion to serve. This causes another commanding-strand to manifest in the astral, but where its golem counterpart was rigid, its composition is in a state of perpetual flux, probably owing to its unusual origins. Not having the time to investigate further, you assail the remainder.

Alone, each of them is weak and feeble, but altogether they pose a formidable challenge. Nonetheless, in some five minutes, your will reigns supreme and each of the shroomfolk kneels before your majesty as you descend. Forcing the minds of lesser beings to serve your every whim should become easier in time, as you further your attunement to the mind. Hopefully soon, this newfound art will become second nature. The feeble and ancient door clatters inward at your insistence, and soon after the secrets of the ancient tower reveal themselves. Judging by the ample luxuries and riches to be found, it must’ve once belonged to a reclusive and wealthy individual, and while most of the tomes in his library have crumbled to dust, the two titles remaining indicate a fair deal of his interests.

> (1/2)
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>>3687906

A weighty, silver-inlaid grimoire titled ‘Embrace Anger- Ascend’ and a mildly stained, yellowed and battered, but well-thumbed work aptly named ‘101 Reasons Not To Trust Cookfires’. Skimming through both, you find that these are sorcerous books relating to the discipline of fire, each with an extremely different approach, writing style, and as you examine closer, level of requisite expertise. ‘Embrace Anger- Ascend’ is a deeply serious, philosophical text encouraging the reader to take the first steps into the flames so as to better ‘cleanse the impurity around thyself’ whereas ‘101 Reasons Not To Trust Cookfires’ details none of the basics in favor of satirizing and downplaying the effects of intricate and advanced fiery invocations as they relate to common foodstuffs.

Each is most curious, and you pocket them post-haste but the question of what you’re going to do with the tremendous quantity of treasure and your newfound minions so far from the palace remains. You could leave them within the tower until you’ve found the time to relocate your wealth and servants, or you could waste another month relocating their entirety to your palace. Alternatively, you could simply send snap-jaws to find and haul the plentiful sum of riches to your palace, but you aren’t so certain how they would handle the shroomfolk. Come to think of it, you don’t even know how much an acceptable range this “mind-seizure” has.

> What should you do?
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Hey, you guys remember how shroom patches are usually connected to a central nucleus relatively deep underground?

What if we're dealing with a hivemind? Would the extra processing power make things harder, or would it be easier since we only have a single mind to contend with?
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>>3687828
This anon >>3687839 is correct, you're still mid-turn.

>>3687830
I don't have any particular dimensions or structure, just the numbers filling a google doc and the results beside them, like this-

> 1- Biscuit
> 2- Donut
> 3- Bagel

Etc.
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>>3687925
I just figured it to be the normal thing to do, putting relevant links at the start of new threads.
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>>3687910
>Along with the shroomfolk, start hauling things back to the palace.
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>>3687917
There is a dark basement in the tower, but its only contents are a handful of rotting cacti and smaller fungi incubating on them. If there is any underground source of shroomfolk, you wager it would be in a cave somewhere in the region.

>>3687927
There's no 'normal' to worry about anon. If you're going to be the QM, you and the board's shitposters determine what's going to be normal in your thread.
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>>3687933
Support.
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>>3687910
So we can keep them if we spend a month to escort them there. The idea that these things are only loyal until we're outside of a specific range... guess the wife's gonna need to get used to spectators.

A pickle. Producing things like these as servants would be a godsend. While they're pacified, maybe it would be worth it to search out the ruins for a hint as to their origins, or nature? Before returning to our palace with a not well understood fungi following.
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>>3687938
I seee. In that case,

>>3687933
+1
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Supporting
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>>3687933
>>3687939
>>3687947
>>3687965
> Roll 1d20
> Bo2
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3687985
oi
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3687985
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3687992
Please don't follow this with a 1 dice gods
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>3687992
Again?
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>>3687992
hahahaha
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>>3687992
NOICE!
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>>3687992
>>3687995
Nani dafuq?!?
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>>3687995
what the hell is going on with these threads
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Nani the fuck?!
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>>3687995
it's the fucking WIZARDS
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Rolled 1 (1d3)

>>3687992
>>3687995
>>3687997
Lucky bastards, the lot of you.
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3688007
HMMMM...
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>>3687933
>>3687939
>>3687947
>>3687965
> 20 VS DC: 16
> Supreme Success

Gathering the shroomfolk, you pile the overabundance of treasure into moth-bitten sacks and set off on a long and arduous march toward the palace. Or, they do. You sit cross-legged on the flying carpet, enjoying the breeze upon your face. Over the course of the three-odd weeks of laborious trekking you find that the shroomfolk are having severe difficulty not-drying out in the desert heat, and though none of them succumb, you fear that this might reduce their utility in tasks to come. Even so, their minds are enthralled to you and so they march, regardless of their instinctive desire to keel over and curl into a fetal position to preserve moisture. Miraculously, none die by the time you accidentally uncover the skeleton.

It’s pure, naked chance along but it’s fortunate that you had the wind blowing and saw fit to send a gust of sand into a nearby shroomfolk’s face for the humor of it. You sense that if it had a mouth or free will it would complain but it does not and so you do not care. More interesting is the sight of the rag-swaddled bleached bones buried beneath the sand and a brief investigation reveals that it died clutching (yet another!) tome titled, ‘The Art of Maligning the Righteous- As Elucidated By Molmathach, Maker of Woe’

Predictably enough, it details the art of inflicting a number of hexes, ranging from the barely noticeable, to the inconvenient, to the rumor-spreading, to the suicide-inducing and was penned by a certain fiend by the name Molmathach, Maker of Woe. They left a summoning sigil in the back, and much of the writing relates to why one should exult their ambition above the heavens themselves. More specifically, it explains that Molmathach, Maker of Woe, is the most reasonable, least dangerous patron one could summon and form a pact with, and that despite what many rumors at the time of writing might say, they most certainly do not enjoy torturing and subsequently eating the elderly, no matter how much the pain may or may not improve the flavor of “aged-meat.” Overall, the writing is descriptive but self-indulgent and leaves you feeling the writer suffered from crippling delusions of grandeur.

> (1/4)
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>>3688167

Soon enough, you arrive back at the palace and your family and minions are most-pleased to see you, because they were worried you had died a horrible death at the hands of the “flying squishy” the pair of snap-jaw survivors warned everyone about. The fact that you came back laden with treasure does not fail to impress, you’re sure to embellish the tale beyond all reason and embrace your wife, both mind and body, long into the night.

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/J8wzKzM3
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/TikkefkK

This season, twelve lower-caste and fourteen upper-caste snap-jaws were born. Two goats were butchered to meet Asura’s need for protein, but three goats were born, resulting in a net gain. Your children are developing well, though Sabaaha hasn’t shown any tangible improvement in their intelligence, whatsoever.

The Spring is gone, and the Summer of Year 9 is imminent. Despite your long and vigorous welcome home, your wife isn’t pregnant.

>> What do you want to do? (You may choose two research actions, at a +0 bonus to the second’s roll. Aafira can be assigned to assist in research, granting that action a +3 bonus.)
> Begin studying how the golems are capable of perceiving and acting on language despite their mindlessness, (DC: ??)
> Begin studying how the strings of the golem link its proto-soul and runic inscriptions, (DC: 14)
> Begin studying how the mysteries of blood relates to the supernatural, (DC: 16)
> Conduct experimentation on some of the corpses you have laying around, (DC: 18)
> Conduct further experimentation into the Mind with the prisoner, (DC: ??)
> Conduct experimentation into Soulcraft with the prisoner, (DC: ??)
> Conduct experimentation into Decay with the prisoner, (DC: 18)
> Conduct experimentation into Hexcraft with the prisoner, (DC: 18)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Wind, (DC: 24)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Runecraft, (DC: 20)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of the Mind, (DC: 16)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Fire, (DC: 16)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Hexcraft, (DC: 16)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Darkness, (DC: 14)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Earth, (DC: 18))
> Read a specific tome detailed in the Status, [Write-In]
> Educate your wife in a Discipline of your choice, (DC: ??)
> Educate your son, by having the thieves, combatant slaves, and more competent snap-jaws teach him violence, (DC: ??)
> Educate your son, by reading runes to him at night, (DC: ??)

> (2/3)
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>>3688167
>>3688169

> Attempt to make some time to further improve relations with your family, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to reverse-engineer crude wandcraft from the mysterious rod, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to glean knowledge from the restored black scroll, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to manifest and bind a familiar to your service, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to summon ‘Molmathach, Maker of Woe’ with the ritual, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to summon an ‘Erinyes’ with the ritual, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to summon a ‘Yoobrik’ with the ritual, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to research a newer, shinier Discipline, (DC: ??)
> Abandon your studies, and attempt to sell the thieves to the Sky-Crawlers to recoup some of the costs of your recent purchases, (DC: ??)
> Abandon your studies, and attempt to search the width and breadth of the palace for any indication of why it is here, of all places, (DC: ??)
> Abandon your studies, and attempt to scout out the region with your flying carpet, because it seems extremely obvious in retrospect, (DC: ??)
> Abandon your studies, and attempt to contact the Hashara, either in violence or diplomacy, (DC: ??)
> Abandon your studies, and attempt to explore your surroundings for potential minions and subjects to rule with an iron-fist, (DC: ??)

>> What do you want your Snap-Jaws to do?
> Begin laboring on the palace's Structural Integrity. (+0.2 per Snap-Jaw)
> Begin laboring on the palace's Fortification Rating. (+0.2 per Snap-Jaw)
> Send some of their number out to explore the region surrounding your palace, (DC: ??)
> Keep trying their best, and one day it might work out.

> What do you want your Shroomfolk to do?
> Begin laboring on the palace’s Structural Integrity. (+0.4 per Shroomfolk)
> Begin laboring on the palace’s Fortification Rating. (+0.4 per Shroomfolk)
> Send out some of their number to explore the region surrounding your palace, (DC: ??)
> Try to think for themselves for once.

>> What do you want your Golems to do?
> Begin laboring on the palace's Structural Integrity. (+20 per Golem)
> Begin laboring on the palace's Fortification Rating. (+20 per Golem)
> Help you ponder whether or not they could defeat a demon.

>> What do you want your recently purchased Slaves to do?
> [Write-In]

> (3/3)
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>>3688169
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Earth, (DC: 18)
> Continue your studies into the Discipline of Fire, (DC: 16)
Gotta be read to battle the forgotten beast. Aafira on both.

> Attempt to make some time to further improve relations with your family, (DC: ??)
> Educate your son, by having the thieves, combatant slaves, and more competent snap-jaws teach him violence, (DC: ??)
> Educate your son, by reading runes to him at night, (DC: ??)

>All minions on palace structure.
>Slaves, what they do.
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+1
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>>3688169
How many actions do we get?
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>>3688173
>Read ‘101 Reasons Not To Trust Cookfires’
>Read Embrace Anger- Ascend
>Send some of their number out to explore the region surrounding your palace, (DC: ??)
50 to explore, the rest to labor in the palace's Structural Integrity
> Begin laboring on the palace’s Structural Integrity. (+0.4 per Shroomfolk)
> Begin laboring on the palace's Structural Integrity. (+20 per Golem)
Let the slaves continue to tutor our budding young warlord by acting as training dummies and helping our wife while we immerse ourselves in our newly acquired books
>>
>>3688202
You have two action slots, insofar as studying disciplines and reading tomes goes. Exploration takes up two, and attempting to make time for the family or educate is free, but success has a higher DC than if you'd focused on it to begin with. I recommend taking a dip into the tomes for Fire/

>>3687965
>>3688201
Do you not know how to quote?
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>>3688173
Also, forgot to mention earlier. I think the pastebin status update might not have gone through. I don't see the new books nor our new minions in it.
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>>3688215
Thanks.

>>3688169

>Read ‘101 Reasons Not To Trust Cookfires’
> Attempt to glean knowledge from the restored black scroll, (DC: ??)

> Educate your son, by having the thieves, combatant slaves, and more competent snap-jaws teach him violence, (DC: ??)
> Attempt to make some time to further improve relations with your family, (DC: ??)

>>3688206
And then these for the slave / snapjaw / etc. actions.
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>>3688222
>digits = checked
Damnation, here's the proper link: https://pastebin.com/Rpy5zmVY

>>3688232
You're always welcome.
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I'm going to nod off for the night, don't worry that I've disappeared into thin air.
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>>3688206
+1 to this
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>>3688232
+1 if we want that familiar we need to get some Demonology.
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>>3688232
+1
We need a familar to help us with reasearch.
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>>3688232
+1
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How do my fellow dark lords feel about crafting our boy a flame-rune great sword for his 10th birthday?
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>>3688795
We have no useable steel, have more important things to do and more importantly... we don't know how to smith.
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>>3688802
This must be rectified.
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>>3688815
While becomeing a runesmith and handforging masterworks would be nice, I feel like we have more pressing affairs.
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Anon mentioned it before but we're definitely in the center of a former magical empire that got dusted from hell shenanigans.
It was probably plains that stretched to those mountains before becoming a giant garbage bin of ancient magic.

I wonder if this is the place where demonic things got their bad name, like the historical source for "demon's bad m'kay?" that even we knew about.
Months of travel in any direction is sand. I don't know how to feel about that, sand makes for a difficult civilization.
What's worse, traveling to any enemies and back. It's a great natural barrier but supply lines for anything more demanding than Golems or cheap minions will be costly.
Since it's not like we can build flying carpets for our golems.

>>3688795
I'd like to but like >>3688802 says we need expert aides for that. If we don't want him to just break it.
Regular steel in an iron age is high tier metallurgy, it's funny but IRL we had steel even in the bronze age. But good quality steel may as well be magic compared to that stuff.

Our character doesn't even know forging ratios and temperatures. I'm sure it's not beyond us if we devoted the time but I think it's better we delegate that to someone who's already been doing it their whole life.
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>>3688232
and +1
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>>3688232
+1 this
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Op has mentioned dry river beds i'm thinking that we should follow one to the source. That water must have gone somewhere.
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>>3688926
Yea
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>>3688926
Yeax2
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>>3688232
+1

>>3688926
For sure. (Yeax3)
>>
Anons, I’ve received a three-day ban for shitposting on /tg/, so for the next three days I’m going to be emailing my phone the text for updates and posting it via mobile. Might be a smidge slower than normal, but it’s the only thing I can do because I’m not dropping $200 on Nord VPN. That said, let’s resume the quest.
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>>3688232
>>3688274
>>3688283
>>3688787
>>3688830
>>3688874
>>3688977
> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo1
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Rolled 11, 6, 17, 14 = 48 (4d20)

>>3689556
its been sometime lets see how i fuck this roll up.
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Rolled 13, 1, 8, 15 = 37 (4d20)

>>3689556
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Rolled 3, 16, 8 = 27 (3d20)

>>3689556
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Rolled 10, 3, 6, 4 = 23 (4d20)

>>3689556
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>3689572
>nat 1 on demon scroll research
Tsk, tsk
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>>3689550
top tier
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Rolled 5 (1d7)

>>3689584
Perhaps... It isn’t such a bad thing after all.
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Man, these rolls are garbage.

>>3689588
There's that, at least.
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>3689588
Let’s see what power-level we’re looking at here.
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Rolled 2, 1 = 3 (2d3)

>>3689595
Origin and Demeanor...
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>>3689588
>>3689595
>>3689601
Shouldn’t be too challenging to subdue, all in all.
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Rolled 3, 7 = 10 (2d20)

Forgot to roll for Asura and Aafira’s improvement.
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>>3689626
We're striking out left and right, huh? Karma for the double crits earlier.
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>>3688232
>>3689564
>>3689572
> 13 VS DC: 18
> Moderate Failure
> 1 VS DC: 14
> Catastrophic Failure
> 17 VS DC: 12
> Moderate Success
> 14 VS DC: 14
> Minor Success

Your curiosity is piqued by the two tomes you’ve found, and the desire to delve into the mysteries of the flames which began your sorcerous endeavors outweighs your urge to understand the function and production of the golems which you’ve so come to depend on. Digging into ‘101 Reasons Not To Trust Cookfires’ you find that despite the gut-churningly hilarious nature of its content, you simply aren’t able to grasp anymore than the simplest bits and pieces of the finer details, that you most infuriatingly lack the knowledge to properly piece together. As enjoyable as the read might’ve been compared to the droll tomes you’re accustomed to, you deem that it might be more prudent to subject yourself to the “philosophy” contained within ‘Embrace Anger- Ascend’ in the future.

Pushing the tomes aside, you deign to spend some quality time with your family and enjoy a number of most enjoyable picnics and bedside discussions. Therein, you struggle not to explain the intricacies of the occult you’ve begun studying, and force yourself to engage in mind-numbingly trivial small talk. At least Asura’s tales of bludgeoning snap-jaws and nomad warriors alike are somewhat entertaining, nonetheless, there are a handful of obstacles both seem to be unable to surmount. If Aafira is to be believed, she’s been unable to further her understanding of the runic script on her own and would be most grateful if you taught her what post-ironic iambic pentameter is, and what exactly it has to do with some of the more sophisticated metaphoric authorities.

Furthermore, despite his stunning size and strength for one so young, Asura isn’t committing to his studies of the cudgel, preferring to beat and bludgeon the smaller snap-jaws. There haven’t been any fatalities so far, but his studies have begun to decline. When you ask some of the nomads responsible for his training about it, they explain that traditionally children don’t begin training in full until at least they’re five summers of age, and that they’re honestly stunned he’s been doing so well at barely four summers. Regardless, they vow to do what they can to rectify the situation, lest you see them sleeping amongst the snap-jaws.

> (1/3)
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>>3689781
Finishing your attempts to socialize with your family, you feel that they think somewhat better of you but all the same, the lack of a true intellectual peer torments you night and day. Turning your focus to ‘The Conflux of Corruption & Thought: Vol II’ you become increasingly convinced that attaining a fiendish familiar wrought from the reflection of your soul in the pits of hell is an excellent idea, and resolve to wrest a proper understanding of demonology from the black scrolls before attempting to do so. Studying the Yoobrik’s manuscript, you read between the lines, finding a number of well-hidden occult symbols, and while it feels nauseous, you push these feelings aside in pursuit of power.
Raw, naked power… These people around you; they love you, yes, even worship you, but they are ignorant of even the scantest shreds of sorcerous knowledge which you learned so long ago, and their unapologetic, unrepentant idiocy fills you with rage! Tumultuous fury so profound as to render the wrath of the flames no more than paltry spite in comparison, but rather than go into a month long tantrum, you succumb to the wellspring of incandescent madness and casting your realm-conquering pride aside, allow your conscious and subconscious thought alike to submit to these depths of world-shattering rage.

You cannot think, only sense, as you forcefully tear a rift between realities, and stumbling back from the sensation of unnatural cold and chilling fear, open your eyes to witness the briefest glimpse of seething darkness that can only be described as the absence of all things pure. Then, just as quickly as it came the rift is stitched back together as if it were never there, and the anger has vanished from your soul. Some spite is still there, but no more than normal, and as you ponder the ramifications of this, you hear a clattering noise. Glancing up, you see what appears to be a hunchbacked lump of muscle with the eyes and wings of an insect, and covering its form, patchwork sheets of rusted iron that have been bolted down and seared straight onto its exposed sinews by unimaginable heat.

> (2/3)
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>>3689781
>>3689786
In its gnarled claws it hefts a fearsome battleaxe, and you sense that if you weren’t three times this creature’s size you would be gripped with mortal terror, but as it is you are far from at ease. The abomination, nay, the demon glares at you with spite incomprehensible to anyone not so detached from sanity as you already are, and hisses with a guttural, phlegmy voice before releasing a wet cough and speaking in a high-pitched voice that sounds more like a thousand chitinous insects screeching against one another more than any mortal tongue. The wrath in its speech is undeniable, but it is restrained by a thread, and you comprehend its words, though you feel that this is owed more to the fact its black speech twists in your mind to be heard more than any fluency in The Tongue of the fiend.

> Sorcerer… Thine soul is… PURE… Too pure to be summoning my ilk…
> I see I am bound by no circle… If I did not sense the power flowing from thou…
> I would strike down thine flesh… And feast on thine soul like so much wine…
> But I shan’t... For though I HATE this place… The HATE burns lesser here than…
> There… What was thine purpose in bringing I- Uz’Gol... HERE..?

You sense that this demon lacks patience, and that you’d best respond one way or another before it runs thin.

> What do you say or do?

> (3/3)
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>>3689793
I need a intellgient magic inclined fiend as a research partner. If that fits you description then I would like to make a pact with you.
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>>3689793
my wife cant satisfy me anymore
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>>3689845
Kek
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>>3689845
You're correct but let's be careful about our wording. I don't think this is the research type. Call it a hunch, but I think this is the kill things quickly type.
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>>3689793
Teach me what you know.
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>>3689905
+1. If it thinks our soul is too pure, this should look an opening for it to change that in us.
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>>3689840
Support.
>>
supporting
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>>3689966
Do you not know how to quote?
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>>3689905
+1 this
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We should summon a female demon to bare children for us.
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>>3690106
>>
Half demon children our undoubtedly smarter and stronger than normal children and i bet we can have some pretty freaky demon sex.
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>>3690106
>wanting to create half human demonspawn
Wanting to go full /x/ and bang a succubus is one thing, but knocking one up? That's over the line
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>>3690125
Call me unadventurous but when the hot and bothered betentacled tigerslugfly with named tits asks for the D I'll be saying No.
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>>3690131
Im sure we can find a hot demon that want's strong children.
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>>3690131
Its better than praying we have good children.
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>>3689905
>>3689908
>>3689979
> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3690168
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3690168
OI
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3690168
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>>3690172
Name fags are truley the worst.
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>>3690169
That’s a failure. Do you want to slay or subdue the fiend?

>>3690172
Again, do you not know how to quote posts?
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>>3690179
He didn't quote the post so it doesn't count. He could have been rolling for any number of reasons.
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>>3690179
Subdue.
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>>3690175
Says the virgin polygamy anon.

>>3690187
He's right, it goes to the 17.
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>>3690179
Subdue. If we can bind him up well, he could be useful for future experiments (or at the least he can be our kid's training dummy once he's older)
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>>3690195
Cheating on your wife with a demon isn't polygamy.
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>>3690197
This is correct.
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>>3690187
>>3690195
I’m sorry, but that’s not how it works.
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>>3690204
What if he was just using 4chan as a way to roll dice and he was actaully playing a dnd session does it count then.
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>>3690179
Subdue
>>3690208
t. Ruleslawyer
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>>3690208
Immediately after a roll prompt? Now you’re pulling at strings!

>>3690188
>>3690196
>>3690211
How do you want to go about subduing the frenzied axe-demon? Keep your sorcerous disciplines in mind.
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>>3690223
Make him into a thrall using mind magic.
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>>3690233
It was a 20 to just subdue some shrooms, I think the demon is a bit stronger.
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>>3690237
Other than keeping it battered down with wind magic enough to runecraft real unpleasant shit directly on its body I'm not sure we've got something better than mind magic. Stall until the golems can get here and hold it down, maybe?

We do have a powerful wand, probably the best time to use it. How to actually use it without annihilating the demon.
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>>3690246
*is what I'm trying to think of.
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>>3690223
We could start by slicing its axe-arm off with wind blades. Being in the same room as an armed opponent's pretty dangerous, and trying to use mind magic could get us killed.
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>>3690223
Judging by its description, he seems to be covered in literal metal that is attached directly to its flesh. I'm thinking we use cuts from wind magic to "clip" his winds and then use more wind magic to fly out of his reach. He's like 2 feet tall. Once we do that, we can use fire magic on his metal body until he's weakened enough to become incapacitated. Once we do that, we can have a golem hold onto him while we figure out how to use runes to bind him in a more useful way. I highly advise against mind magic by the way. Even though he's a little runt, he's still a demon.
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>>3690260
+1
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>>3690237
Yea but there were 12 shrooms were only dealing with one demon.
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>>3690272
A demon I imagine is SIGNIFICANTLY more willful than a handful of walking mushrooms.
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I’ll give you another hour or so to ponder. To clarify, the demon has no skin, only exposed muscle and most of its form has been covered with plates of rusted iron, bolted and crudely melted directly into the sinews beneath. Despite its small stature it has a dangerous amount of strength, though you doubt its wings are capable of lifting its weight anymore than to improve its jumps. It is extremely angry and given its fiendish nature, bringing its mind to yield could be difficult at best.
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>>3690341
>>3690260
Given that info I still think this is the best one that will leave him intact enough to serve/divulge info/experiment on.
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>>3690341
First, a question; is it possible to actually kill a demon? As in permanently? Or are they just banished back from whence they came?
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>>3690380
You don’t have enough information to determine one way or another.
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>>3690390
Fug
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3690390
>>3690341
We can manipulate the stone of our palace with our magic, yeah?

Wind magic up beyond its reach, combined with battering it with wind. Meanwhile, if there's a portion of the nearby floor that has sand below it, create a cavity using earth magic. At which point, lure the creature over the disguised hole, collapse the thin veneer of clothing over the artificial pit of sand, and then reform it to trap the creature.
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>>3690341
Why do I have the feeling this demon is going to dick on us? We should have stuck to reading those books
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>>3690250
>>3690260
>>3690270
>>3690419
> Roll 1d20+6, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20+4, DC: ??
> Bo3

> Roll 1d20+3, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 2, 1, 20 = 23 (3d20)

>>3690619
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>>3690627
ah shit
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Rolled 3, 1, 11 = 15 (3d20)

>>3690619

>>3690627
how?
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>>3690627
Omae wa, mou shindieru!?!

>>3690629
OMAE WA, MOU SHINDIERU!?!
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>>3690630
N-NANI?!
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>>3690627
>>3690629
This is going to be... Ruinous at worst, catastrophic at best, but depending on the third anon’s rolls, some semblance of success might be possible.
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>>3690629
HOW
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Rolled 10, 1, 14 = 25 (3d20)

>>3690619
All 20s. Your savior is here.
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>>3690645
uh... well at least the other rolls are looking good
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AMAZING
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Do 3 wrongs make a right?
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How did this idea to capture a demon go through? How did anyone think this was a good idea?
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Rolled 367 (1d666)

>>3690627
>>3690629
>>3690645
>three 1’s
Oh me, oh my, let us hope you aren’t soon to die.
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>>3690627
>>3690629
>>3690645
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>>3690654
Wew laddy
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>>3690654
what the fuck kind of table is that supposed to be motherfucker
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>>3690654
> Roll 1d20+4, DC: ?!?!?
> Bo3
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>>3690652
I just wanted to check out the scroll, man. Not summon a demon and definitely not mess with the demon.
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Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690662
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>>3690659
Low is nightmarishly soul-tearingly horrendous, high is merely life-threateningly dangerous
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>3690662
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>>3690671
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>3690671
I weep
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>>3690671
Welp it was a nice quest guys.
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>>3690671
The curse of the rolls is back and In full force
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>>3690671
Okay, I'm leaving the thread.
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Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690662
there's
there's STILL TIME
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Need another 1d20+4 to preserve your mind.

>>3690681
Pls no
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Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690686
I'm going to save us
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Rolled 2 (1d30)

>>3690671
That’s a catastrophic failure on-top of a nightmarish failure. Let’s see if your soul persists.

> Roll 1d20, DC: !?!?!?!?!
> Bo3
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>>3690687
I already got >>3690685’s roll, he posted before I updated.

>>3690691
Mayhap you won’t suffer eternal damnation...
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>Bo3 d20 with crits

I came here to laugh at you all
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3690691
god save our anus from the demons
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3690691
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You guys jumped the gun and got us killed, great job.
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>>3690695
A sorcerer protagonist in the Sword & Sorcery genre demands nothing less.
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3690691
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Summoning anything is clearly a cursed magic for us.
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If we make it through this, we should swear off demon summoning. At least until we're really, really, really, really, really, really desperate.

Anyone else thinking this is maybe how the last civilization got destroyed? It seems awful easy to summon demons here.
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>>3690700
>>3690708
we were just going to smack him around a bit
hug it with a golem
ask some questions
attempt runecraft on it
nothing special

it was supposed to be a boring victory
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>>3690711
No we just got very unlucky.
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>>3690711
He did say the hate burns less here whatever that means.
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>>3690711
Probably there's a reason people (the ones with brains) don't get into it.
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>>3690716
Well, getting unlucky with demon summoning is more severe than getting unlucky with something like golemcrafting. One makes us frustrated and sets back our progress, the other one can destroy everything we've worked so hard for in a matter of minutes.
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>>3690691
>>3690696
>>3690702
Your body has been immolated in hellfire and your mind dominated by a fiend, but the sheer scale of your pride caught the aberration off-guard, and your soul managed to evade its grasp in the moments it manifested in the mortal realm. This is a catastrophe, and you are technically undead but fear not- possession is possible.

> Which character do you want to attempt to possess?

> Aafira, your wife
> Asura, your firstborn
> Another child
> The Shaman
> A random human
> A random snap-jaw
> A random shroomfolk
> No-one, you will seize the rod
> No-one, you will haunt the palace
> [Write-In]
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>>3690732
> Asura, your firstborn
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>>3690732
I’m going to give you some time to think about this while I take a shower. Demonology is a very high-risk, high-reward discipline, and you’ve gotten the short stick of it.
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>>3690723
We got three 1's in a row plus another 1 ontop of that that is crazy unlucky. I'd expect the golems to start trying to kill us at that point. I'd be happy if we get dragged to hell and enslaved at this point.
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>Leave to do stuff
>Hmmm, wonder how that quest is going
>mfw dudes roll triple 1's
>mfw the QM rolling on a d666
>mfw rolling to determine our fucking soul's fate
>mfw nigger rolls another god damn 1
>mfw my head exploded and I don't have a face anymore
Honestly though, I'm unironically lol'ing at these results. Us getting our soul ripped out due to hubris would be a great ending given how we've been playing Azikial
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>>3690732
> Asura, your firstborn
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>>3690732
> [Write-In]
>The younger of Asura's mentors.
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>>3690732
> Asura, your firstborn

Hopefully we'll carry all the same knowledge. Even if we can't will the body to use it yet.
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>>3690732
>putting snapjaws on that list
Our personality in a discount kobold. God I can't imagine.

>Asura
I guess this is equivalent to a retry. Should we pretend to be Asura or remain our usual insane Azikial self?
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you're gonna make us roll for the possession vs. the willpower of our firstborn child aren't you
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>>3690762
We should do a little bit of both. With Asura's brawn and Azikial's brains, we should create the ultimate lifeform. And maybe act a bit more cautiously this time.
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>>3690766
Oh no
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>>3690766
I doubt it. He's littarly 4 years old.
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>>3690762
>Should we pretend to be Asura or remain our usual insane Azikial self?
If we want the help of our wife definitely pretend. Cause our wife will definitely lose it/crack if we take over our son. Or we could feed her some stuff like, "Honey I'm just doing this till we can make me a new body."

Actually
>>3690732
Could we possess a golem or make a new one for our soul later?
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>>3690775
If we can possess a golem, I want to do that instead. If that's impossible, we definitely need to figure out how to make a new one.
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>>3690762
Retain our personality but act as if we are asura and the mantle of god king has passed down to him which would explain to the snap jaws why he can cast magic now.
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>>3690780
I mean, how to make one that can be possessed.
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>>3690780
I agree being a golem would be superior.
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>>3690734
>>3690743
>>3690751
>>3690762
>tfw there are no words to express the pits of insanity to which anons are willing to descend

>>3690766
That depends, do you want to coexist with Asura’s mind and soul, or do you want to consume everything he is and inhabit the husk? Alternatively, you could consume the mind alone and retain the memories and inclinations of his soul but that could lead to some mental disorders down the line.

>>3690775
You can’t possess a golem, they don’t have the infrastructure to support a natural human soul.
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>>3690780
Based on his many descriptions of how Golem work, they seem pretty incompatible with human souls. We're absolutely fucked, but our best hope is to possess our youngest son and pray to whoever will listen we can keep things from degenerating into full blown anarchy. At least that's how I see it
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>>3690798
>Coexist.

Could we build a shell capable of supporting a human soul?
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>>3690798
Consume his mind, hijack his body, enjoy the mental disorders. COME ON DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER!
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>>3690798
>consume mind retain memories
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>>3690804
What I'm most worried about is being unable to cast while 500 snapjaws go back to the shaman's control.
We already know what kind of dog the shaman is.
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Oh right the mind control on the shrooms was radially tied to us. That's probably kaput.
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>>3690798
Cosume everything he is and inhabit the husk I would rather keep the mind to ourselves no reason to steal his memories or keep him around.
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>>3690798
Co-exist, I don't want this to be a permanent arrangement. This does however set our plans back quite a ways.

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET, STOP DEALING WITH DEMONS AND OTHERWORLDLY ENTITIES WHEN WE DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT THEM.
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>>3690814
He only has crudel 2 its not worth the poetional mental disorders.
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>>3690835
Yea, that's not really worth the risk. We're already crazy enough as is.

>>3690828
>>3690798
+1 to raw consume.
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>immediately and effectively killing our most promising child and firstborn when something goes wrong

why
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>>3690798
Consume his mind, take over the body.

Don't really want a change of personality or sharing the body with a child. Besides, taking over your descendent's body is a wizard classic.
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>>3690845
Why not? It's an edgy dark-lord quest.
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>>3690845
In for a penny, in for a fistful of quarters shoved in your rectum
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>>3690850
Because you're killing OUR MOST PROMISING ONE.
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>>3690855
That's what makes it dark!
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>>3690855
He's promising for his sheer size and strength. We'll be taking his body, so we'll have that.
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>>3690855
He wasn't that special he was just strong if he was intellgient than killing him would be a waste but otherwise no harm no foul.
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>>3690867
We're a strong wizard now.
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>>3690855
He was only promising for being super stronk. Guess who's shredded now? Us.

>Asura, full takeover
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Oh fuck, I just realized the wife is probably going to flee in palace in a mixture of rage, disgust and deep melancholy after this. Not to mention we're not going to be able to be making any more promising children anytime soon, as well as potentially breaking our bond with the tribe we saved.
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Rolled 1, 6, 5 = 12 (3d6)

>>3690828
>>3690839
>>3690847
>>3690879
Looks like a full takeover, you sick, sick bastards...

> Roll 1d20+4, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690886
Time for a nat 1.
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>>3690883
The wife will probally flee, but we can keep the realtions up with the sky-crawlers considering asura will be the new leader.
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>>3690888
Oh
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Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690886
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>>3690888
The RNG gods smile upon us once again.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3690888
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Rolled 29 (1d100)

>>3690888
It seems you have a knack for mental domination.
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>>3690888
Thank you, God.
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>>3690865
t. retarded.
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>>3690888
Noice, shame we'll have to kill our wife, but noice.
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Rolled 3, 1, 2 = 6 (3d6)

>>3690903
The overwhelming majority of your knowledge has been preserved, and the entirety of your personality is intact. To say nothing of the meticulous notes you’ve kept, but the boy’s soul remains. You know what you must do, and you’re going to live with the lack of guilt.

> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo3
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3690912
Lets destroy our son's soul.
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3690912
Nat 1 incoming boys
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3690912
goodbye asura
Hello new 4 year old lad of awe tier body!
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>>3690916
thank god
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Rolled 1 - 2 (1d6 - 2)

>>3690916
You’ve done the unthinkable and eaten your firstborn son’s soul for the sake of preservation beyond the death you brought on yourself. All to further fuel the fires of your fell, fiendish ambition. I hope you’re proud.

Let’s see how much of that not-so innocent young boy’s memories you’ve acquired.
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>>3690924
Ha!
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>>3690924
Nice dont want any split personalities happening.
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>>3690924
Coo
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>>3690924
Hey, I'm not too mad about this outcome. We wanted to eventually prolong our life, right? Well, we just found a way to do that. Maybe one day we'll do it on purpose, even.
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But seriously our snapjaws are gonna go apeshit.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3690924
Not so much as a whit of his combative talent remains, but the finesse, brawn, and ferocity of his physique remains. In time, you could cultivate yet more than what your wrath has seen rendered less than dust.

> Rolling to see how Aafira takes your spontaneous combustion and the sight of Uz’Gol’s malformed head poking out of its full-body stone confinement
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>>3690924
Asura's personality has become completely annihilated

RIP Asura, may his body become one of many stepping stones in our journey upward. Next step, godhood.
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>>3690933
>inb4 we place make sort of biolab in our palace basement that grows superhuman clones.

We should definitely look further into possession, we got a knack for it.
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Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690937
She falls into a deep, suicidal depression and ponders killing herself along with her son and daughters, but stays her hand when the shaman reminds her that you have gone to be with the gods of her people. If only they knew.

> Rolling 1d20+4 to determine how well the shaman maintains order
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>>3690937
It's not a 1.
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>>3690945
That's not a 1!

This is gonna be a big update if all you're giving are the summaries thus far.
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Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)

>>3690945
Nat 20, thank me later.
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This took a turn that I didn’t think was possible
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>>3690945
Shaman for the win!
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>>3690945
Many our wife needs to grow a huge pair of testicles what a pussy.
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>>3690954
My reading comprehension is dogshit, never ye mind me.
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>>3690945
oh thank god she's not insane, at least. plus it seems the Shaman is a good guy fuck yeah. Can't wait for our technical sisters and mother arc where we grow up and help the family. Little by little, showing Aafira the promising spark of her "late" husband in their firstborn.
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Rolled 1 (1d6)

>>3690945
In your absence, the shaman intensified the eugenics program that you set into place, and lays down the beginnings of a bloody and brutal, if primitive theocracy. Dissenters are sacrificed to the glory of the glory of the Sorcerer-Lord and the dozens who fail to meet his lofty standards are eaten. Whether or not this would persist beyond his own lifetime remains to be seen, but that’s hardly your concern, is it?

>>3690951
In-fucking-deed

> Rolling to determine how much knowledge you’ve lost
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>>3690965
THAT'S A ONE
FUCK YEAH
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>>3690965
i-is that a good thing or bad thing? since uhh, technically the roll was asked in the negative so rolling low is a positive? :v
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>>3690965
Low is good right qm.
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>>3690970
Yes, I imagine a low roll for lost knowledge is a good thing.
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>3690968
>>3690970
>>3690971
You brilliant, beautiful bastard. Despite the annihilation of your body and your son’s soul, you managed to retain almost every bit of your knowledge, and didn’t even undergo the coma that’s customary for these sorts of ad-hoc possession attempt.

> Rolling to determine which disciplines takes the inconceivable hit of one (1) count them, one (1) tier
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>>3690968
>>3690971
Pretty sure he's stuck to high being good this whole time. I think we've lost a good bit of knowledge
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>>3690984
You’ve lost one (1) tier of Darkness. How will you ever recover?
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>>3690984
W-Which one was that?
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>>3690990
PFFFFFT

This is horrible. I love it.
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>>3690987
Normally, yes, but I was rolling to determine how many tiers of accumulated knowledge you lost.
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>>3690984
Losing one tier of darkness. Not too shabby if you ask me.
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>>3690984
hell fucking yeah.

>>3690990
fuck, honestly, we learned that from that book we read. I seriously doubt mother dearest would really want us... learning anything from that book tho
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>>3690990
One turn of an average roll. Not too bad.
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>>3690991
Darkness, you can read the Status to see if you’re so inclined.
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>>3690987
Nevermind, qm just btfo'd me (thank God). On the subject of gaining our power back, we should position ourselves to gain full authority as the heir of the God King by liberally applying magic. Also try to console our wife/mother and try to be the "man of the household" (not like that! Get your mind out of the gutter!)
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>>3690984
We should pretend to be our son, and claim when our Dearest papa passed he gave us his knowledge of magic and that we need to fulfill his will and bring him back one day.

The take this time to get another wife/fiancee from the nomads and mind dominate her while she is young.
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>>3690990
My sides
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>tfw I realize I’m going to be tracking the age of your body and mind separately
>tfw there is no image for mfw
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>>3691015
Yeah. Let's not alienate everyone by looking like a demon. Now we're a spirit child blessed by our father and maybe the gods, if people want to interpret it that way.
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>>3691024
Hey at least we're not a 1000 year old dracolich loli, yet.
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>>3690883
D A R K
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>>3690990
>>3691016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEM2jvNliZM
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>>3691033
R E T A R D E D
>>3690883
We can salvage this.
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>>3690987
Naw just go all out. Say that as his son the mantle of God King passed down to us and so the magic powers and knowledge passed unto us. Then murder everyone who disagrees.
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>tfw we undid the sword art online family arc in one update
Sasuga /qst/
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>>3691065
What did he mean by this?
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>>3691075
Never seen Sword Art Online, but I think he means that he's glad we can focus solely on gaining power (magic or otherwise) rather than worrying about family dynamics and child rearing.

As an aside, this is the second time we got a catastrophic 1 working with demons. Let's stay the fuck away from demonology
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>>3691086
Alternative idea, don't stay the fuck away from demonology. Instead, get a level above a 1 before continuing to pursue demonology.
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>>3691043
Imagine being a namefag.
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>>3691086
>when some anon out there can't see the bonuses of raising an evil overlord dynasty.

>>3691091
Imagine caring about namefags on a Chinese basket weaving form.
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I’ve lurked the quest from halfway into thread one until now, but can I just say that I’ve never seen a quest turn THREE SUBSEQUENT CRITFAILS into some semblance of success.

You all terrify me.
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>>3691112
Well! Why don't you come participate! It's fun!
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>>3691110
Imagine having to use the 'it's a chinese basket weaving fourm excuse" because your a loser who tries to build up notoriety like your on reddit.
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>>3691112
That's what happens when there's no actual stakes.
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>>3691119
>>3691110
i'm A jean Mrs.Pelling 4hum.

also, shut the fuck up, both of you. Stop being little bitches and just wait for the update. No need for 700+ posts of inane shitflinging like last time.
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>>3691119
Whatever helps you need to tell yourself, cope.

>>3691112
We started off great with nat 20s. The scales had to be balanced.
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>>3691133
You're a what now?
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>>3691120
If you didn’t roll a 20+4 to retain your mind I’d have been rolling d10’s for knowledge loss and we’d be going through a decade long maturity and personality-building arc. If you rolled lower than that d30 it would’ve been game over, no save. The fact that your consciousness is intact is patently absurd and 20 physique or not, it’s going to be years before you recover your adult casting and studying capacity. Don’t confuse luck with low lethality. This update’s going to be lengthy, and it’ll most likely be posted tomorrow.
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>>3691112
We literally just ate the soul of our firstborn, favored son to continue our quest for power. We're at cartoonish levels of evil. Let's keep going and see how fucked up things can get.
>>3691110
He's got a point. There are a good number of cons from managing a family while playing evil sorcerer. I'm a bit ambivalent on the idea (slightly more against than for), although it certainly has helped us in giving us a "backup" body.
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>>3691133
>i'm A jean Mrs.Pelling 4hum.
Anon should we call an ambulance?

Also yeah you're right.

>>3691143
Man I don't even know if this is something beyond cartoonish evil. Though I can see why some would be against the idea.
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>>3691143
>>3691151
I think that a lot of seemingly normal people would eat the soul of their firstborn to continue living. Somehow I doubt this is the limit.
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>>3691135
Here you go with another one of you retarted excuses. There's nothing for me to cope about. You make zero sense.
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man, i'm pretty fucking hyped to see what boss man does with this. Not only did we kill off ourselves but we also killed our son and started inhabiting his body. This is the best possible outcome. Anything else would set us back, if not entirely, a few years a least. I like to think that the reason we were able to posses him so easily was due to our blood and compatibility through that connection. I wouldn't want to test this out, of course, but at least we were able to save ourselves this time.

>>3691151
>>3691138
read it out loud
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>>3691179
How fast should I be reading it out loud? It's still not registering.
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>>3691179
I dont think it was because of blood im pretty sure it was because he is a weak minded 4 year old.
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>>3691191
imagine misspelling "forum"
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>>3691196
I got it, I see the mistake.
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>>3689908
>>3689979
>>3690169
>>3690627
>>3690629
>>3690645
>>3690654
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>>3690691
>>3690696
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>>3690734
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>>3690762
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>>3690990
> 9 VS DC: 18
> Moderate Failure
> 10, 1+1+1, 20 VS DC: 16
> Legendary Failure

Gazing upon the repugnant demon’s wretched visage, you consider its question in the span of some two seconds, and respond with the first words to come to mind. Taking in a deep breath, you sound your words without so much as a shred of the fear maligning your mind. “Teach me what you know.” The fiend pauses, struck dumb by the manner of your speech, and silence reigns for an eternal moment before it sends its battleaxe thudding through your desk with a frenzied, chittering howl beyond the volume its frame should contain.

> SORCERER… Thou wouldst summon ME… TO TEACH..!?!
> I- TAINTED SPAWN OF URZAMAATH THE SOUL-FLAYER..?!?!?
> SORCERER… Thou art the most BRAZEN of FOOLS…!!!
> Though I am wrought of WRATH… This INSULT unto mine PRIDE…
> CANNOT stand… SORCERER… FEEBLE, FOOLISH SORCERER...
> READY THYSELF TO DIE…!!! KOOOOR-SKREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

> (1/7)
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>>3691317
Though its eyes are not of man, in its pallid depths you perceive malice inconceivable, and it throws itself at you with frenzied tenacity any berserker would envy. Were you to hesitate in that scantest of instants, your head would’ve left your shoulders with admirable speed, but your conviction is unflinching, and you are the last to dither in the face of doom. Not pausing to comprehend or dwell what is soon to occur, your mind returns to those pits of hate from whence you forced this demon into the material reality and from them, your maniacal, instinctive understanding wrests power most impure and profound.

Your robes billows with unearthly wind as the veil disintegrates from the black speech flowing from your lips, and this imp scarcely knows what hits it. An effortless tornado sends it crashing into the wall, as the stones around melt and cling to its form, which struggles to no avail as you raise your hands and, drunk with the hubris of one who has been denied power yet has stolen that of another, unleash a gout of rippling, seething, chilling hellfire darker than even the darkest of starless nights. The fiend writhes in unimaginable torment, wailing in agony indescribable as its battleaxe clatters to the floor and its corrupt state of being refuses to be undone, but by some inscrutable facet of hell’s wrath, its spite overwhelms its pain, and it manages to form a single, damnable sentence which does not go unheard.

> URZAMAATH… I, UZ’GOL... CALL ON THEE… TO SOUND THINE DIRGE…!!!

It is then that the weight of the ages is upon you and you realize how insignificant you truly are. Every light, from the minutest window’s glint to the faintest candle’s flicker is snuffed out, and in its place, darkness beyond description descends and a presence so corrupt you are left retching seizes upon your soul. This abominable shade is so far beyond you that a score of your minds could come against the dimmest snap-jaw in your motley horde, and you could scarcely match the least of the weakness you possess.

> (2/7)
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>>3691317
>>3691319
More than the aberrant, unthinkable essence of this spiritual affliction, is the terrible truth of malice that crashes over your instant of hate as easily as a blackened ocean overwhelming a rampart of sand, and in that moment before the lowliest vestige of conscious thought within is rent asunder, you perceive that which simply cannot *be* without an end to sanity. A brief, antagonistic mirth mirrors the despair flashing throughout your soul, and before thought ceases to be, you sense a moment of malevolent laughter.

> M̷̩͎̺̊͊̒̍̄̿͌ͅO̶̗̩̠̬̣̖͂̀̚͝R̵̢̧̰͓̘̞̗̠̤͍̦͑̕͜ͅT̸̢͎͈̪̻͔̞̬̣̝͕̩̥̳̱̾̓̓͌͌̊Ȧ̷͙͕̝̥͂͝L̶̡̢͈̱̳̞̜͕̣̦̥̬̥̣̈́̆̉̓́͜,̵̨̛̟̝͕͕͎̻̫͔̦̞͈̜́̋̀̈̀̋̎͜͝ ̸̝̫͎̺̠̱͕̩̺̽̾͊̌̇͒͒͒͛͒͘͜͠͝Y̴̡̛̥̠̞̝͙̯̫̭̣͇̓̔͂̃͗́͑̏̊͂̚̕͜Ỏ̸̬̖͎͙̦̙̠̫̞͍̮͙̌́̇̓̐̊͐̽͛͊͊̄̈͜Ụ̸͈̮̘͉͍̦̱̗̰͎͐̀̈́͗̈́̈́̀̍̑̕̚͝ͅ ̷̡͎͇̟͕̣͔̤͙͚͉̤̂̾Ĥ̴̪̖͍͕̜͓̮̰̭͖͜A̶͉̺̓͗͊́͆̐̕V̴̮̫̟͎͎̱̝͙̇̆̿͒͌͑̄́͂́Ê̵̢̟͚͉̯̪̼̪̭̓̎̌͂͌ ̷̯͇͚͈̟̻͎̭̜̫͇͓͖̣̩M̷̛̛͕̀͐̌̓̀̎͒̋͛͌͘̕Ą̵̜̰̦̜͔͚̝̮̯̜͛͊͋̉̌̒͑̔͂̈́͗͝͝D̴͚͎̙̝̠̤́̄̆̉̏̉̂̕͘͜͝E̷̢͇̫̱̜͈̹͚̪̞͓̘̙̾̇̓̔̇ ̵̧̗̼̫̦̮͇͓͕̭̀́͗̓͛̀̄́̾́͜͝A̷̡͇̦̫͈͍̮͍͇̺͎̒̒̈́̓͋̎́͜ ̷̬̩̊̿Ṁ̴̧͉̯̝͓͇͍̥̹͖̗̥͝I̵̧̡̨̳̯̜̗̝̎͌̑͜ͅS̴̢̢̨̘̰̙͍̩̬͔̥̓̓͛̔̒̕͘͜͝͝ͅT̷͚̠̗̽̓͆A̴̳̮̣̗̺̗̺̜̼̮̔͊̑͗͐̈́́̓͆̃͊͒́́̕K̴̬̞͍̘̦̭͛͐̇͐̔͌͗̈̈́̕Ẻ̸͔̺͖̈́̊͆̈́̈́̂

When all that you are is rendered so much dust to be swept aside, and you are reduced to naught but animal instinct, you cling to the single compulsion which cannot be denied. Your cruel and naked pride. Metaphysical fangs flash like lightning, a slavering maw seizes about the entirety of your existence, and tears into it with a fell fury that is at once pettily casual and unrelenting in its hate. At this stage, a lesser one would be grateful to be condemned to eternal nothing in favor of neverending torture, but you are content to receive neither, and so you steel your soul at the instant of Its descension-

And Its hunger breaks upon your hubris. No more than a single tooth on the edge of its maw, and no more than the faintest of cracks, but this alone is sufficient to give It pause, and so you are free to escape, wriggling from Its ruinous rows of rending teeth. Infuriated by Its instant of failure, It reaches to flay your broken soul once more, but you have fled the chamber and try though It might, Its momentary projection onto the material plane is unable to grasp you before what little time Its allotted has ceased.

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> N̶͉͚͙͎̦̣͈̗̞̞̓̎̐͋̍̓̀͠Ǫ̵͍͕͈̠̟͙̜̺̦̳̖̊͒̔̏̂̏́͘͝ͅ ̷̧̛̭̺̤̠̤͍̼̙͍͍̎́͋̃̀͂͌͑̈́̉͑̈́͋M̵̢̧̧͍͙̤̥͕̖̣͎̞͆͛̄̕A̷̖̯̭͈̬͚͍͛͑͌̌̈́̓̐̈́̑͐̈́̌̕͜Ņ̴̏̿͆̍̎̓͝ ̷̥̝̞̘̭̣̰̙̜̻̺̒̏̐́͐̓̐̃͌̓O̵̧̖̠̐͐̋͘̕F̵̢̐́̔̋̓͗̆̚ ̸͓̮̬̝̝̫̆́̐̈̽͆͂͆̒̚͠͠M̷̢͔̯̩͉̬͖̦̻͈̬̂̔̇͝Ő̶́͝Ȑ̷͇̻̙̽͊̈́̈̀̓̄̔͂͠Ţ̸̡̻͓͓̺̟̠͓͚͕̞̳͙̃̔̓̑͛̇Ă̸͇̗͉̽͌̓̓̽͊͛̉̇͒̀͘̕͜Ļ̴̪̦̗̗̗͚͕̪̭̞͂̆̒̐̈̃̂̂̐̕̕͝ ̵̨̻̠̭̱̗̥̃̉̈́̒͛̕W̵̨̹̄̿͊͋̑͘Ȯ̸̧̮̥̼̻̞̥͍͍̥͚̽̑̋̕̕̚͠M̵̛̮̝̺͎̜̱̘̤̙̌̿̌̾̇̂͂͛̊́̚B̵̢̩̰̝̻̰̭̭͖̮̞̣̯̻̙̔̓ ̷̢̨͎̣̬̗̠͖̯̙͆͘͝C̵͍͎̱̑͋̓̿͆̇͗̃̃̽͗͗͒Ȁ̴̢̧̨̧̦̞̱̭̼͎̦͖̬̆̐͆̂́̓͗͌̕̚͜͝͝Ṇ̸̨̛̟͚̱̰̭̏̓͒̈̈́̿̌͝ ̶͎͚̌͗͊Ḑ̴͍̗͈͚̪̯͇̰̗͓͆̍̒͊͂̃Ȩ̸̢̡̝͙̬̥̞̖̤̋͘N̷͉͂̽̊̎̊͝Y̷̢̳̟̦̪̻̜̏̆͗̿̏͛̌͠͝ ̵̩̠̠͂̇͆̀̉̍̔͌́͑̀̒͋̌M̵̧̛̫̤̮̬̝̻̦̘̮̣̟̿̈́̆̉͋͂̏́̔͘͝Ȩ̷̪̝̩̫̱͖̩̠̗͖̬̣̖̿̎̎,̸̡͓͙͓̩̱͈̞̜̯̱͐̚ ̴̨̝̫̺͖̘̠̦̋͒̆̑̈́T̸̢̧̛̙͎͍̤̭͚̠͖̟̭̄̂̽̾͛̈̈́̊͘̕͝H̴̛̦͖̼̔̇̿̈̒͐̎́̄̚͠I̴͉̜̳̞̼̦͔̟͐̂̎̐̇̆̇͑́̽̃͠S̶̟̻̦̤͙̦̙̻͈̆̾ ̴̧̥̺͔̖͎͎̳̳̪̥͓̰̌̍̒̎̀C̸̍̂̆̎͌͘͘A̷̗͗̀͛̾̀̔͂̔̒͑̚Ņ̸͕̰̙̘̪̜̙͍̰̦̒̾̿́̿̕̚Ṉ̷̡̛͔̟̹̥̱̹̿̀̓̿̌̐͊͑̉̾̐͘̕O̵̼̝͎͙̜̺̱̖̘̱̐͛̔͂̃̊̇̿̄̃̕͜͜͠T̴͇̖̬̦̈́̓̋́̔͛͛ͅ ̴͉̈́̽̔͐̒̊͊̏̉̐̈͗͝͝͠B̴̟͙̪͙͌̑̀͛̾̚̚̕ͅE̶̢̖͖̥̯̜͖̙̣̙̪͍͖̍͌̔͜

Though you lack the capacity to comprehend what has come to pass, the arch-demon’s next words before it leaves this place nonetheless embed themselves into your psyche, and you know that you shall remember them until your dying day.

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> S̶̢̡̧̪̜̬̭͉͆͂͊̓̇̀O̵̼͍̳͙͚͚̳̺̝͐̎̎͋̉̉̇͑͘̚̕͝R̷̹͙͒̐̐͛̄̌͂͂͊̄́C̸̻͈̦̐̈́̓̾͝È̴̠͎͉͖̰͙͙̣͔̎̓͝R̸̰͎̹̣̼̝̹̗͖͛ͅͅE̵̡̦͖͙̪̗͖̝̟̹̻̮̿͑̏R̴̨͎̝̫̘̦̝̪̳͈͎̒̌̆͒̐,̸̯̻̺̹̖̦̮̟̺̊ͅ ̸̛̯͔͓̘͈̩̞̖̺̱̪̬̺K̷̡͓̘̜̭͖͈͌̎̈́̓Ņ̸̭̮̼̼̟̙̭͉͚̟̖͉͍͐́͛̃̈̊̾͠Ó̷̗̭́͑̐͗̈W̵̢͇̯͓͔̥̹͙̎̍̀́̈́̓͘͝͠ ̶̛̛̞̟̳͇̭̰̝͕͍͖̥͑͛̈́̂̾́̓̈́͆͝͠͝T̴̢̝̻̼͉͖̟̯̻̣̈́̊̂͑̕̚H̶̡͓͉̭̩͉͈͖̓͆̇̽̄̊͆͊̇͛̓́̚̕A̴̹̾̔̊̈́͗̐̊̒̈̀̕̕͝͝Ṫ̸̝̖̙̯̥̝̥̆̎̓́̀͂̂̒̾͘ ̵̡̘̮̥̞̀͗́̂Ṱ̴̳̟̥̜̺̈́͐̈́̚ͅͅḤ̶̦̩̑̾̒̓͊͆̊̈́Ǫ̷̨̧̠̩͈̣̫̺͎̣̏͛̏̈́͘͝Ǔ̵̡̢̧̦͙̮̜͕̞͐̽́́̄̿̔̓ ̷̨̼̻̼͈̠̫̬̳̻͉̩̹͆͂͌̎̈̀̇͠͝H̸̛̫̣͕͔͕͈͇̥͍̟͔̀A̸̜̼̎͗̒͛͊͊̆̔̍̓͊͋͘͘Ṣ̷͍̖̰͚͇͕̖͎͍͔̭́̉̑̉̆̇̿̂͑̇̈͒̔͑͆T̵̠͙̍̆̐͝ ̴̛͓̤̹̑̑̌̄̎̄͗̍̚͘͝͠E̸͖̹͕̗̫̭̮̬͒̌͐̃̇̐̽̈́͆Ą̴̨͚̺͙̠̻͎͚̥͉̰̾̆ͅR̵̨̨̧̬̥̫͕͔̓͂N̵̼̜̤͓̭̈́̈͐̂̄̆̚͝͝Ě̴̛̬̈́̑̾̓̄͐̈́́̕͝D̴̨̧̜̰͚̼̄̔̑̌́̀̌̊̑̀̎͗̓͘ ̷̢̨̗̠̞̪͕̼͈̥͚̼͙͙͇̾̀̀͒͐̈́̈́͠͝T̴̡͎̠͉̣̜͇̤̠̠̪̙̈́͜H̵̝̎E̵̺̥̘͇̩̜̱̼̳͋͒̆́͋̽͘ͅ ̵̗̪̮͇̌Í̷͚̣̟̥͕̒̀͜R̴̺̳̹͍̻̹̪̳̰͔͙̜̔͛̔̎̃͌̈́͠͝͝Ę̷͉̝̣̔ ̷̛̼̝̙͑̎̈́͑͋͋̀̔̈́͊͗̚͝O̵̹̗͓̦̰͌̂̑̃̐̂̊̋̍̀̈́͑̕Ḟ̴̢̬̖̰̘͒̈́̔ ̴̤̾͛̆͆́̓͒̓̿Ų̴̨̜͒͂͑̈́̆̽̇̏͊͝Ŕ̶̩̓̑̐̐̒́͌̓͊̈́̍̈̚Z̸̬̬̜͓̒̍͘̕͝Ḁ̴̐͌̒̉̂̍͘Ḿ̵̞͓͆̂̓̿̆͒̍̂̎͒̃̒͛̾ͅA̴̡̹̤̪̠̦̝͍͖͉̺̖̒́̋́̓̑̾̂͑͊̍͜ͅA̷̛͓̠̠̪̣̘̬̩̱͚̐͆̌̔͆͐T̶̡̘̻̹̮̣̥̞̣͂ͅḨ̶̻̰̼̹͚̤̀ͅ

Then, quicker than it came it is gone, and the only sound to be heard is the ineffectual screeching of the oh-so lesser fiend you summoned. Only your subconscious mind remains and you do not care for anything more than the absence of the physicality which you so desperately require to indefinitely retain your substance of soul. Flying through the halls of the palace and screeching in soundless woe, it is by chance alone your invisible wisp comes upon the sight of your firstborn son Asura strangling yet another snap-jaw, and it is without the slightest havering that you force your way into his mind, screaming in instinctive defiance of death and indignant hate that he would dare bar your passage into the material plane. He collapses back from the vermin, who rises and sprints away, and begins to grip his skull, crying in despair at the alien presence gripping his mind, but his wordless terror falls on deaf ears.

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For a four year old, his will is mighty indeed and in time, it could have sundered mountains but you lack the time to waste, and so you see it shattered. In a sick reverse of the earlier attempt at soul-flaying, your son’s mind is incapable of putting up anymore than a token fight, and drinking in his spiritual essence akin to so much wine, your presence of mind returns and you chuckle at the sudden, succinct thought that the tables have turned. The fact that you’ve committed an act inestimably worse than kinslaying without a hint of remorse does not occur, so much as the jubilance that not only have you faced an incarnation of evil itself, you have survived with no more loss than that soon-to-wither, frail, and undeniably inferior form and roughly one half of your attunement to the shadows.

So it is that you feel you have earned the right to endow yourself another epithet, though you feel it might be best to retain the secret for the foreseeable future.

> Title Gained!
> Breaker of Urzamaath: For enduring the wrath of an arch-demon and surviving with your soul in one piece.

When you’ve finished coming to terms with your tiny but stunningly powerful body, it occurs to you that you lack the faintest semblance of understanding as to how he normally behaved, and deduce that it would be best to keep your physique’s newfound cunning hidden from those who would otherwise discover the terrible truth. At least for the present. Returning to the study where the nightmare took place, you laugh at the sight of the demon, for every part of it below the neck is encased in hardened clay and pause to mourn your previous self’s passing, for all that remains is a pile of blackened ash and empty robes.

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Thanking whatever graven idols might be missing, you are ecstatic to find that your first assumption was incorrect, and that the rod sheathed in your sleeve is intact. Pulling it into your tubby but strong hands, you are shocked to see that the zircons laid into the human femur bone glow brighter than the sun above, and are even moreso stunned to realize that the only reason you weren’t consumed mind, body, and soul was the protective influence of that artifact which you so rarely turned a single thought to.

You leave the study without a second thought, immediately stumble your way into the nearest unused closet, and hide it, along with the blood-written scroll behind a handful of parchments in a distinctive urn. Then you rush to find Aafira your mother? your wife? and doing your best infantile brute impersonation, explain that you heard a loud and terrible noise from the study room. She immediately rushes, throwing open the door, and collapses, wailing in wordless woe at the tragedy. The demon Uz’Gol begins to stammer that you’ve possessed your own son, but the both of you are stunned into silence when she lifts his battleaxe, lifts it over her shoulder, and severs his head with a single, downward swing.

You do your best to muster one or two tears and hug her waist, letting her know that you love your mommy, very, very much and that daddy must be in a better place. She drops the implement of war, grabs a nearby pot, and gathers your ashes with a sweeping broom. These are then placed onto the desk besides what remains of Waleed and you are stricken with the irony of the situation, and run screaming when she draws a dagger and moves to stab you, only to fall onto her knees, crying because this all happened so quickly.

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It feels little better on your end, but you do what you can to console her without “breaking character” and between you and the shaman, she is mollified. Thankfully, the shaman manages to prevent a slave rebellion and anarchy among the snap-jaws, by reigning with an iron-fist in the name of the ‘ascended’ sorcerer-lord, and after the first hundred or so casualties, none dare defy him, lest the golems that have so mysteriously continued to do their work see their skulls ground into powder. Your mother wife? This is so confusing, you remember pounding into her nether regions as clearly as any day, but the urge to be hugged and reminded that you are a good boy is nonetheless unshakeable allows you the season to recover from what has come to pass, and after an opulent funeral ceremony held by none other than the increasingly silver-tongued and feeble-bodied shaman, you are left an overabundance of time to consider how you’re going to be handling the future.

> How do you want to approach the seasons to come?

> Keep up the masquerade, you’ll pretend to be Asura and spend the next decade or so training the physique that you can’t afford to neglect, before revealing that you have an uncanny talent for the sorceries of your father.
> Become the next god-king, reveal that when your father (you) died his spirit left its knowledge and power to you, and expects you to take on the responsibility of orchestrating the petty domain that he left behind so young.
> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
> Be honest for once and explain the truth, it’s almost certainly going to cause enormous discontent in your subordinates but your occult sorceries are nigh-undiminished, and slaying anyone who dares protest should be trivial.

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You anons didn’t forget about the zircon rod, explicitly stated to shield its bearer’s soul against the unholy, did you? That and the abysmal roll on my part are the reasons we’re still running this quest. You were extremely lucky this time, if you value your immortal soul, try not to get yourself into these situations in the future.
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>>3691343
>A little of A), a little of B)
>Talk to your mother, say that your father (you) left you some...things. Knowledge. Lots of knowledge. You think that he...tried to pass on what he could, before the demon got to him. You can do...so many, many things, now.

Basically the God-King option, but trying to convince the wife of it.
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>>3691343
>Become the next god-king, reveal that when your father (you) died his spirit left its knowledge and power to you, and expects you to take on the responsibility of orchestrating the petty domain that he left behind so young.
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>>3691343
>> Become the next god-king, reveal that when your father (you) died his spirit left its knowledge and power to you, and expects you to take on the responsibility of orchestrating the petty domain that he left behind so young.
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>>3691343
>Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
Being too quick to reveal ourselves could cause our wife/mother (it's complicated) to commit suicide. Waiting more than a few years would probably have the Shaman dying of old age. A gradual reveal seems good. We should also look to replacements for him.
Also, didn't forget about the rod, but for some reason I thought we didn't bring it. Good thing we did though. It's pretty crazy how all of this happened by pure chance.
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>>3691343
> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
Hoooly fuck. Taking things too quickly is a bad idea
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> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
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>>3691343
>Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
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Where the fuck do we go from here? Full battlemage or keep on with the terra cotta legion?
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>>3691387
>WhyNotBoth.png
Still interested in the idea of making us a more powerful shell for our soul, but that idea kind a fell apart when we killed Asura.
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>>3691387
I would say train for like 15 years then set out to conquer the world as an expert in magic and might.
Focus on getting more servants might not be all that worth it, and perhaps it could be better to switch to an adventure viewpoint for a time.
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>> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
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We spent so much time on golem research, I don’t want to cast that aside when we’re so close for the sake of slaughter.
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>>3691412
I never said we ditch that effort. I said lets do both.

We just got back basically every year we already spent and then some. We are basically a diet-isekai character now.
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>>3691387
Build a bunch of golems and lead them into battle ourselves. Maybe see if we can build golem power armor.
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>>3691420
Seriously, how the fuck did this even happen? Did we really just eat our only son’s soul and takeover his body? Didn’t the QM say we were going to be having problems when he reached puberty?
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>>3691387
I think having golems is the way to go. We've already got a lot of the work figured out and it's a good way to incidentally pick up other useful disciplines. More importantly, golems are as loyal as it gets. I value having our core military power being strong, loyal, elites rather than, say, snapjaws. That isn't to say we shouldn't take advantage of our physical prowess. Just that it's marginally less important to me.
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>>3691428
I don't know. I was for coexisting with him till we could make a body for ourself. That way we could transfer to a more powerful body and still have our son as a powerful general. Shits on fire.
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we will make golems eventually
im not entirely opposed to multiclass, but i would prefer to go full meathead for a while, as i think this culd help us disguise the fact that we arent ded
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>>3691434
Could always go slaying tribal chieftains and taking their clans, Orc Warlord style

>>3691437
This isn’t preferable whatsoever but it’s better than dretch lord quest
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>>3691343
fuck bro, I love it.
> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.

>>3691428
>have problems during puberty
that was due to his personality. Bet he was going to be a REAL lady-killer.

>>3691387
I vote both, because I kind of want to wage a war against hell once we get more powerful.

TALKING ABOUT HELL, Shit, bros, we need to fucking study that wand once we're alone or at night. We NEED to understand how it protected us and figure out a way to mimic the same. We just had our asses handed to us, dice being the way they are, but still. We really have no clue what's out there and if we run into another sorcerer who had studied decades longer than us then we'd better just sign our will right now. Protection is very important.

I vote we should lay low and try to increase our abilities in secrecy at least until we mature in body. We can become head of the house and all that later, right now we just got a free ticket of 20+ more years in our pocket so let's increase our personal power as much as possible. Convince mother dearest to instruct us a little on what our ""father"" did and then just slowly show her our true power as we "grow". This is perfect, let's not fudge this up by rushing shit.
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>>3691468
>that was due to his personality. Bet he was going to be a REAL lady-killer.
Goddamn, he died too soon. Also, should we or shouldn’t we try to get a familiar when we come of age? I’m leaning toward it for the benefits involved but fucking with the abyss or hell or whatever the fuck feels like a horrible decision.
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We're four years old.
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>>3691472
with our record, i think we should just give up the demonologist route entirely.
lots of other ways to do this
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>>3691477
Agreed. Not a lot of payoff, lot of risk. A couple ancient techniques and a demon tutor aren't risk having our soul eaten.
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>>3691475
We’re a twenty-nine year old mind in a huge four year old body. We have training and study time to burn.
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>>3691477
>>3691480
I feel that as long as we have the wand the reward of dipping enough to nab a familiar outweighs the risk. Imagine, our own little imp to take notes and bounce ideas off of.
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>>3691492
I'm going to say daemons no, given our track record.
What we should look for is a out of work disgruntled angel.
Really bro it up with the former servant of some not so uptight god.
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>>3691475
yes

>>3691472
kek, yeah, but neither does continuing to try to summon the bastards, right?

Oh i also think we might need to try picking up shadow discipline since we're going battlemage route. >>3691398 oh and i doubt that a stronger body has been locked out from us. We were going to enhance Asura's body anyways, might as well still do it since we are now Asura. This is great. I think Shadow discipline might actually lead to some fun stuff later since we're now an 20/20 ubermensch.

>>3691482
this exactly, lots and lots of time. We've also managed to keep pretty much all of our abilities, save for half of the shadow stuff. We'll be able to finish golem tech probably before we've matured.

>>3691492
naaah nah nah nah. We've never relied on anyone else but ourselves. I don't trust finicky demon sluts so i'd rather keep distance. At least until we are pretty much guaranteed a solid win. PERHAPS in the coming decade when the stars align once more, we could try our hand at a familiar BUT, we must learn everything and understand everything about said familiar. Prepare a contract beforehand and such. No more half-assedly running into shit like a mindless snap-jaw. We need to, above all else, become cautious.

It's not like we've taken many risks so far, but I would appreciate it if we don't run into this problem again. God save us if we run into a legendary failure again.
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>>3691499
Then we offer it work as our first angel once we become a god.
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>>3691502
Definitely getting some shadows for stealth butchery, and maxing fire and earth aren’t bad ideas. First we need to get runecraft to 10 for the research boost.

>>3691499
>>3691504
>angel familiar
Our soul is pure but it’s not that pure.
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>>3691499
I agree, dealing with angles, even fallen ones, seems much better than some lowly demon. Fuck the whole sacrificing children and staining your soul for shit. HELL WAR NOW, DOOMGUY NOW.

>>3691504
i fucking bet that's a sure ticket straight to getting laughed at
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>>3691510
>i fucking bet that's a sure ticket straight to getting laughed at
Not immediately, stupid, when we're in an actual position to be a god.
Not that it matters because >>3691509 is right, our soul is too pure.
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>>3691499
>>3691502
>>3691504
inb4 OPs angels are the eldritch kind or something to fuck us over more.
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>>3691516
His demons have been eldritch as fuck, and I’m thinking the angels won’t be any different. Are we willing to commit to purity? Wouldn’t that betray the point?
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>>3691499
>Angel
I have an extremely hard time believing an angel, even a fallen one, would work with a guy who literally ate the soul of his kid (without even feeling remorse!) Maybe in the past it was possible, but I highly doubt we'd get anything useful. Let's stick to regular arcana
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>>3691518
>Let's stick to regular arcana
yup
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>>3691518
That reminds me, how are we going to be overthrowing the heavens if we can barely handle one serious demon? Even if we max our stats, I don’t think it’ll be enough. We need something to improve ourselves and I’m thinking blood is a good route for that.
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>>3691533
TBF it was an archdemon or at least had the help of one.

>>3691331
>the arch-demon’s next words
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>>3691542
Arch-demon, arch-angel, what’s the difference? They’ll rape our puny mortal soul unless we become something inhuman. Lichdom is defeatist faggotry but maxing blood and mind and improving both is a good idea
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>>3691513
why even get a familiar at that point then? Unless we hit a wall, I wouldn't see the point to it.

>>3691533
blood, hex, & runecraft seems to be the best option for self-improvement. I'm thinking there might be another discipline later down the line that would be like a multiplier for our magical ability.

>>3691542
Griffith. Guess we'll just have to be "reborn" later. That would most likely be an artificial womb/cocoon which we are able to incubate our body in. This theoretical womb would rebuild and reform the body to become immortal. Something like this could be a research topic once we get further into our studies.
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>>3691549
Lichdom is gay, but if we do go that route we should find a way to make an artificial shell for our soul, even if it has to be powered by the life of others. >>3690806 a lich body built out of adamantium, or whatever super-metal this world has, is a lot tougher than one of flesh.
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It's been a while since I checked up on Dark Lord Civ what's been goi-

WHAT
THE
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

>>3691343
> Become the next god-king, reveal that when your father (you) died his spirit left its knowledge and power to you, and expects you to take on the responsibility of orchestrating the petty domain that he left behind so young.

Waiting runs the risk of losing all of our minions. No, we'll step up now, we've lost basically none of our power. The worst thing we've lost Is getting to pound our wife on a regular basis, this body Is a long term net gain for us.
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>>3691562
The shaman’s keeping our shit on-lock, no reason to rush.

>>3691556
>>3691561
Thinking we need to go into body-modification, and amp up what’s already borderline superhuman. You’re thinking small time, forget lichdom, let’s line our skeleton with adamantine and cover every inch of our skin with hex tattoos. Become the living god our son would’ve been.
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>>3691568
The shamans getting old, but a real question is if we can transfer him into a new snap-jaw.
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>>3691577
Maybe dig into soulcraft and preserve it? But how could we do that secretly?
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also, guys,
>>3690798
>You can’t possess a golem, they don’t have the infrastructure to support a natural human soul.
I think OP gave us a clue on how Golems are made.

It might be all about how the strands connect the Golem and us. I'm not even sure we would need a sacrifice for golemcraft. It might literally be mana being set on a info loop over and over.

>>3691568
I'm saying we need to be born from a "non-mortal womb". That will be the first true step into god-hood. The runes, hexes, and other materials would already be within the body. Interwoven into the very sinew and muscle fiber which the body will be born from. Asura will be the God and his name will live on through our future deeds. His ultimate sacrifice will not go wasted.

let's get a major F in chat for our boy Asura!
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>>3691577
Yes. One of the best ideas the thread has had all day. He saved our family from mass suicide and kept the snaps in order. He's proved his loyalty and use.
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>>3691577
>>3691580
lets put him in our retarded daughters body
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>>3691579
F died too soon

>>3691580
Getting him into another, younger snap-jaw seems doable.
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>>3691579
F, for our boy.

>>3691578
Maybe we can let the Shaman in on the secret, I imagine the promise of immortality will keep him quiet.
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>>3691585
He literally worships us, I don’t think immortality factors in that much
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>>3691583
I thought we killed her, but also if he takes a kids body it makes him rather worthless.
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>>3691583
Fuck, no. Our daughter deserves better than that.
>>3691584
For now we can transfer him into the bodies of selected dissenters until we create Snap-Jaw 2.0 bodies.
We should also look into creating Snap-Jaw 2.0 bodies. Or at least one good body for him.
>>3691585
>I imagine the promise of immortality will keep him quiet.
He should venerate us so much he'd anyway because we command it.
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>>3691588
We’re in a kid’s body too and it’s not game over

>>3691589
Our daughter doesn’t deserve shit she’s retarded. Giving our best minion another 40-50 years of service is a good call.
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>>3691583
If we place him in our daughter he'll lose his influence amongst his people. We should place him in the body of a newborn snap-jaw of the high caste and declare him the shaman reincarnate.

I imagine we should also have the time to work on that whole blood-line curse thing to "uplift" them. We can turn it into a whole public ceremony as a coming of age thing for ourself.
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>>3691577
>>3691568
I think this Is probably for the best. We'll make our shaman effectively Immortal by shoving him Into other snap-jaws worthy of being his host, and we ourselves have much more time now to study and conquer before growing old.

The only problem here Is Aafira. Since I think this event fairly solidly shoved any semblance of attempting to have morals right off the table, let me go ahead and present the bastard option.

(Mind) Let's focus on upping (Mind) and once It's much more potent let's just make her emotional turmoil and lack of understanding a non-issue. What I'm saying Is we mind-rape our wife. We reach Into her mind and deeply carve In one simple alteration and nothing more.

We make her okay with the entire situation. Her knowing Asura Is us, the fact that her son Is effectively dead and that we're a horrible man. We wipe all of those petty emotional turmoil's away and just leave our happy, healthy wife who continues to go about her business with this new knowlege, completely unaware that she shouldn't be so strangely content with the situation.
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>>3691593
Its not game over, but he will lose his use as leader of snapjaws for a times until he grows more.
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>>3691518
>>3691517
oh fuck, I forgot to mention. Gods create their own angels. We can quite literally make our own much later down the line. Perhaps... golem craft has its use in that area?

>>3691580
>>3691583 uh, no.
>>3691584
>>3691589
Also, guys, Shaman literally helped us in the eugenics program too. I think this thing shouldn't go to waste either. ANUBIS SOON. We should definitely put him into another body. I'm not even sure we know exactly how to separate the soul and body since we were more or less forced out of out own.

I'm all for Anubis work. I'm 100% for Golem-Craft finalization -> Anubis work -> sellf-improvement. We really shouldn't stray too far from that, at least not until we're, well when Asura is, 15+ years old. Cuts out demonology & probably exploration for a while, though. These plans should be in our backpocket for now, something to lie in hiding while we study martial in the day.
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>>3691596
Ooh, that’s a solid idea but we’ll need at least a 10 in Mind to consider it. I’d prefer to work on Runecraft.

>>3691599
They grow quick
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>>3691604
>>3691600
We should work on mind first since the Shaman probably only has a few years left.

So Mind10/soul hop >Golem-Craft finalization -> Anubis work -> sellf-improvement
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>>3691604
Think about it, 6 in Runecraft gives us two research slots at no penalty, so 10 probably gives us three. That’s a huge advantage that’ll pay itself off crazy fast.
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>>3691611
Good point. I’m thinking we’ll practice mind in secret while we’re improving our combat skills.
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>>3691604
>Ooh, that’s a solid idea

I know where I am, but I'm still getting a solid kick out of posting an atrocity and getting praise for It.

I love this quest.

>>3691613
How did I miss that Rune-6 was what gave us that? In any case all signs point to rushing the hell out of MIND now.

>>3691600

Actually fuck, I think I might have found one slight disadvantage from this situation. The tribesmen. They were loyal to our 'father', and while they'll no doubt be willing to show kindness to Aafira and her children they aren't exactly In debt to Asura. Shit. Well, we can probably just conquer them or manipulate them If we really even need them.
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>>3691618
Are you sure not taking charge and laying low Is a good idea right now? Aafira might try to move back to her tribe, managing the minions especially the non-snapjaws will be an Issue.

We can still train while taking charge and this way we won't lose minions and such.
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>>3691627
That depends on whether or not Aafira can take charge. I mean, she did behead the fucking demon, damn

>>3691633
I think it’s best to let it play out, remember, she’s technically not a part of the Sky-Crawlers tribe anymore.
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>>3691633
She's basically completely disowned by her tribe. She can't go back. She's basically a tribe of 4 now, her and our kids. That's why she nearly killed them all.
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>>3691638
These desert nomads are metal.
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I'm thinking if we're working in an 10-11 year timeframe, we should be able to improve ourselves leaps and bounds. I think we should put together a solid plan on how we're to spend our newfound adolescence.

>>3691359
>>3691367
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>>3691468
First and foremost, I think we should work off with the assumption we'll be keeping low for several seasons. I personally think this is the best option, given the instability our mother/wife or whatever is going through. During this time, it gives us an opportunity to learn some martial skills and establish ourselves a bit more as the genius son of the magnificent God-King. Because that's what I think will eventually happen. Out-right saying it is different but having us be "taught" it by our mother and learn from these slaves, it should give us plenty of time to work things out.

First on the plate. Things we can do alone. These will most likely be disciplines which we can keep ourselves quiet and away from the curious eyes of our mother and slaves. I think the very FIRST option should be dedicate ourselves to regaining our shadow Discipline rank. Increase that slightly so moving around the palace will be easier and so we'll have more time alone. Other than Shadow, I put forward Mind & runecraft along with other disciplines which do not need extra items along with us.

Secondly, complex items such as golem-craft and the moving of souls. This will most likely have to wait after we reveal our abilities. I'm thinking give it a year or two while we slowly increase our abilities while hidden. Though, I imagine we would already have talked with the shaman, we should probably have him be the first of our experiments like >>3691611 said. He's getting old. Golem craft can, probably, be done still within this two-year time period, but I don't think we should start before we gain some points in shadow. (( kinda ironic that we lost it before we actually needed it ))

>>3691633
>>3691627
while they're not in debt to us, they will not raid the only daughter of the cheif's own house. Besides, how would they know? I also doubt she will run off into the arms of her father due to the tribal laws of her being technically a new tribe. We just have to convince her that studying sorcery is far more important than returning to some dusty cave to beg and scrape for meager earnings of a mere tribe.
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>>3691648
I agree, but the question is, what weapon should we try to master by the time we’re a teenager?
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>>3691650
Spear is nice but Cudgel is good for making the most of our strength, and Archery could be nice once we figure out magical arrows.
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>>3691650
A giant warhammer
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>>3691655
Possibly, could always go greatsword but battleaxe is a much more CHAD-tier weapon.
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>>3691650
Mace, Sauron this bitch.
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>>3691656
I think so too. But hammers are more darklord
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>>3691650
>>3691654
>>3691655
>>3691656
>>3691658
>>3691664
All of them. We do it right or not at all.
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>>3691664
>>3691656
A blunt weapon like a hammer or mace would be best, one handed to leave a hand free for magic.

+Crushes bone.
+Crushes armor.
+Causes internal bleeding which is very fatal with this level medicine.
+Useful against the undead, and those bugs.
+Yeet fools.
-/+ Bad against fleshy/boneless enemies like the slug, magic should make up for.
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>>3691650
I feel like we should honor Asura's martial prowess and get ourselves a mace/cudgel. If we get good enough materials we can make an unbreakable mace that doubles as a magic rod.
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>>3691650
>>3691658
>>3691664
>>3691668
>>3691669
Mace! The first of many fine weapons the great God-King Asura will master.
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>>3691668
You’ve convinced me, mace is a good idea and like anon >>3691665 says, we can always keep a battleaxe for mobs and a batshit insane draw-weight greatbow for ranged combat in reserve.
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>>3691675
So we will keep the name Asura then? I think It's fitting, we were not bestowed our own name you see, yet we bestowed this name upon this body. By taking It for ourselves, we have bestowed ourselves our own Identity and created our own vessel ourselves, and It Is perfect. We are whole, and now the world will truly feel our wrath.

>>3691676
Ah yes a greatbow. A wonderful idea anon, now we can shoot down dragons with rune-tipped arrow-spears fired from an enchanted bow and launched at mach speeds by wind magic by a master archer through the brain from a over a thousand meters.
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>>3691686
mfw we were supposed to become a battle mage but instead accidentally became a stealth archer min-maxing wizard god-king.
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Please stop with the demons already ffs; everytime we fuck with them it sets uss back years.... they are not trustworthy.....and that should realy not be such big suprise.
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>>3691668
I would go for a Glaive or Bladed-Staff type weapon.

+Staff part still has that wizardly vibe to it.
+Good old two handed weapon
+Reach/Throwable
+Scimitar Style Blades fit the desert theme.
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>>3691720
Anon, this is the first time we've tried to summon a demon. Not only that, but it was with level 1 demonology. It was a mistake trying to do this without spending at least a couple more seasons learning demonology but we shouldn't knock it just because we made a slip with our first time.
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>>3691729
I remember when we fucked up our golems
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>>3691728
>+Staff part still has that wizardly vibe to it.
Mace also fits the warlord/god-king vibe.

>+Good old two handed weapon
Bit of a downside here as we want to have a hand free for casting.

>+Reach/Throwable
We're going to be larger than a normal person, so any weapon we use will have additional reach anyway. Plus glaives aren't really built with throwing in mind and would require very careful balancing.

+Scimitar Style Blades fit the desert theme.
True.

>>3691729
We also got fucked by the Emissary and almost got ate by a demon slug. Fuck demons and anything to do with them.
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>>3691739
>Fuck demons and anything to do with them.
>>3691346
>"You were extremely lucky this time, if you value your immortal soul, try not to get yourself into these situations in the future."
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>>3691742
Fuck just look at this desert and the palace. They thought they could control the chaos of the demon, but in the end they still consumed everything they gave and more.

Making deals with demons is like playing hot potato with a cherry bomb.
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>>3691343
It is at times like this I remember why I can't leave anons alone for longer than 3 minutes (I've been busy preparing for a holiday) without something inevitably ending in god damn agonising terrible results. Who in gods almighty name thought that doing demonology again was EVER going to work to our benefit? We should've dedicated at least a year's study to our books on the subject and just preparing our mind / body for this shit going wrong: we had a book that was able to teach us to resist these sorts of attacks against the mind / soul, we had enough examples of demonic summoning material that we might have been able to level up our demonology and reduce the risks and most importantly of all, we had so many other magical fields we could have benefited from researching first.

> Be honest for once and explain the truth, it’s almost certainly going to cause enormous discontent in your subordinates but your occult sorceries are nigh-undiminished, and slaying anyone who dares protest should be trivial.

Reveal the truth, in it's entirety. We almost died and without much thought for the consequences shifted our soul into our son's body, resulting in his soul being destroyed. Maybe make some smaller lies to try and make it more palatable, maybe say that the demon shoved our soul into our sons just to fuck with us but don't lie about who we are or who's body we know occupy.

>>3691729
Fucking this. God damn anons never respecting the risks of this shit but I disagree that we should try this again any time soon.
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>>3691779
Chill, bro, I think it has more to do with, I don’t know, the three 1s we rolled? It’s not the end of the world. its alright.

Also,
>being honest
that’s fucking retarded. -300IQ strats, bro. Worst option. Sorry, but that’s just dumb.
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>>3691343
>> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.

Let us get a good physical foundation!
Our shitty old body flatlined for weeks every damn year.
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>>3691343
>> Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.
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>>3691739
Oi!
Namefag!
Are you running a quest sometimes?
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>>3691785
>I think it has more to do with, I don’t know, the three 1s we rolled? It’s not the end of the world. its alright.
Entirely true. Yet I've always been against us using demons and demonology because of the level of risk it carried and what do you know? I was right to be worried that we'd fuck it up by jumping into the subject without proper preparations and training.

>Sorry, but that’s just dumb.
Dumb was selecting our son as our new body rather than any number of the human male slaves we had. They held far less importance and weren't a direct blood relation to our wife.

This shit is fucked on about two dozen levels and don't call me dumb for wanting to be honest when I outlined ways to avoid blame in that post.
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>>3691343
>Become the next god-king, reveal that when your father (you) died his spirit left its knowledge and power to you, and expects you to take on the responsibility of orchestrating the petty domain that he left behind so young.
Glad this is back.
Not too thrilled about anons summoning demons with demonology 1 after multiple warnings about its dangers, while living in the ruins of an empire destroyed by demons. though to be honest most of my salt comes from losing our THOTH AMON form and splendid facial hair
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>>3691805
I think maybe everyone trying to always do the cleverest thing, need to remember the fact that our MC has been borderline insaneretarded almost since the beginning
Personally I like where thing has ended up, even if I would have voted against it
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It definitely has it's perks in the long run. But the mental image of a super buff guy flying arms crossed on his flying carpet conjures up images of a genie that i'm not totally thrilled by.
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>Let it wait for a dozen seasons or so, training your physique and combative skills for two or three years and then gradually uncovering more and more power culminating in a ‘dream’ of your father’s presence might go over better.

At some point we can state we are his direct reincarnation (what's the point of being lord of everything if we can't be ourselves?) however, we take the specifics of how that happened to the grave
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>over 150 new posts
What the fug

>>3691729
To be fair, you weren’t trying to summon a demon, you were trying to train yourself to manifest a reflection of your soul in hell through a familiar. This was an accident, albeit one with an infinitesimally small chance of occurring so decently, if horribly.

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>>3691852
And so, Asura’s training resumes. Don’t worry that you’re rolling a single d20, your new body is merely four years old and that comes with the territory.

> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo1
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3691866
1
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>>3691866
>Don’t worry
Indeed.
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>3691872
It seems you might have a talent for this whole martial warfare thing, after all.
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Rolled 4 + 1 (1d4 + 1)

>>3691876
An adult’s keen intellect combined with a toddler’s rapid learning body has allowed you to learn an enormous amount in a relatively small time. The nomads are in awe.
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>>3691878
Holy fuck.
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>>3691872
>mfw
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>>3691878
this is an absolute win!
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>>3691878
Consuming our son was the best decision we ever made!
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>>3691872
>>3691878
>MFW this whole chain of events was actually a blessing in disguise.
>MFW we get to play both the sorcerer-lord and warlord path.
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>>3691336
It's interesting that in the process of it all it appears as though the demon taught us how to properly fray and drink a soul. Beautiful.

>it was only dc 16

And to think I was worried about finding sustainable farmland and resources for constructing dwellings outside the palace. Pft. Magic now. Empire in our minds early 50s body's early 30s.

>>3691594
>>3691596
It would be interesting to experiment with soul transposition before we get forced to do it ourselves again. I'd much rather attempt first on someone we don't want to lose the use of first, to be cautious.

>>3691637
What's interesting about that is even if it comes from a brutal child's perspective we can claim our mother avenged our father. She slew what killed him, and that's the kind of development their tribe may more readily acknowledge.
The implications of being able to kill what murdered such a powerful village-saving sorcerer only after having lived with him and learned some magic. Essentially, even if she never uses big magic the truth alone is stronger to cement her as a ruling piece for the tribe to remain allied with.
I imagine there's some fear, too. Perhaps she'll be targeted by adversaries. Well, that's an oil slick river for a bridge of bitumite-iron later.

>>3691872
>>3691878
the tide turns, but for how long? no matter. true warmage god-king ahead.
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> 20 VS DC: 8
> Supreme Success

You deduce that it would be unwise to reveal the truth of your newfound form so soon, and wager that unveiling the sorceries you wield as a sudden blessing is far too risky a gamble to make. No, you’ll keep your head down and for the time present, take on the name Asura, both for the sake of your late son’s memory and the preservation of your own stolen life. The next day, you are awakened in a different bedchamber by a shouting nomad, who pulls the blanket out from over you and yells insults to inspire your anger and force you to rise from your bed. Over the course of the next twelve hours, you undergo a brutal training regimen that leaves every part of you sore, and more than that, you are expected to wield a small, if weighty cudgel to defend yourself from the random poking and prodding of a veiled once-raider with a long-hafted and soon much-hated stave.

Though you may be covered in bruises by the end of the day, the warriors who sought to humble you did not walk away unscathed, and you’ve begun learning the mysteries of the plain and simple club faster than any intricate and occult sorceries. Agonizing days turn to grueling weeks turn to brutal, eternal months but your will remains unbroken, and though they torment and mock you for your sudden lack of skill, your improvement shows each and every day until you have begun to reach, if not surpass their prowess, at four summers old and in the span of a single season! Each of the combatant slaves tasked with training you in the body of your son is impressed, and you hear them whisper that you must’ve been born beneath some triumphant stars indeed.

> Cudgel (0) advances to Cudgel (1)
> Cudgel (1) advances to Cudgel (2)
> Cudgel (2) advances to Cudgel (3)
> Cudgel (3) advances to Cudgel (4)
> Cudgel (4) advances to Cudgel (5)

Personally, you’re both pleased and pleasantly amused to find you have a talent for martial combat that went unappreciated in your previous form. Sure, you scrabbled here and there with other guttersons back in the day, but then you struggled to fight them, but now that your technique is paired with sheer prowess, you are shaping up to be a most fearsome foe indeed. You are expected to consume a regular diet of goat’s flesh, and after two are butchered and some time goes by you’re beginning to see the reason why. The growth of your body is almost tangible, and your strength improves in leaps and bounds.

> (1/2)
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>>3691884
Easy there man. Christians are watching
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>>3691932
Soon, you’ll be among the mightiest of men in mind and body alike. The thought almost makes you wish to force the largest snap-jaw you can find to heel, to prove the insurmountable power your raw physicality holds, and an understanding of why your late son used to have such a fixation with strangling these vermin comes all-too quickly. Unfortunately, you aren’t able to practice any sorcery whatsoever, but so many years of diligent and unceasing study has seen the knowledge nigh-seared into your soul, and you would need to slumber for a decade or more to forget what you’ve once awakened. Surely, you won’t have to wait so long.

Either way, the nomads expect you to continue your training at the pace you’ve set, but they feel that there’s little reason for you to resume your work with the cudgel so soon, when yet more and varied disciplines of war await. For whatever reason, likely a better pool amongst themselves, they decide to allow you the choice of what you wish to study.

> You consider long and heartily, before settling on-

> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
> Archery- To slay your foes at an impressive distance, long before beginning to engage them in vainglorious melee.
> Riding- To reach those would oppose you with the utmost swiftness and wrath, before their own arrows pierce your hide.
> Spears- To put your foes into an early grave before they come upon you, taking the utmost advantage of your reach.

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/dwC3wQjw
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/QFv0CbAN

> (2/2)
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>>3691935
>Spears- To put your foes into an early grave before they come upon you, taking the utmost advantage of your reach.
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>>3691935
>> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
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>>3691935
>> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
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>>3691935
>Archery- To slay your foes at an impressive distance, long before beginning to engage them in vainglorious melee.
Greatbow Greatbow Greatbow.
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>>3691935
>Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
hayai
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>>3691935
Dodging sounds like a natural progression.
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>>3691935
> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
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>>3691947
fundamentals first
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>>3691935
> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
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>>3691935
> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.

Riding ain't useful, we can carpet around far faster and far further. Archery struggles to match a properly prepared wind bullet or fire ball. A spear, although useful, is just another way to fight when our skill with a cudgel will suffice if it should ever be needed. Which leaves dodging, being able to not get chopped in half just a little longer so we can cast another spell or use our strength again.

Also the change to the status pastebin is interesting...by the time we are 18 once more we will be a unstoppable god amongst men.
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>>3691935
Very well.
> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
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>>3691935
> Dodging- To properly evade the blows of your foes instead of letting them crash against your mountainous musculature.
It's a better match for us, this way we get to keep our natural cudgel proficieny, we get a skill that applies to both magic and melee battle.
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OP!
is our body too young to use sorcery or are we just masquerading?
If we can use it, I would suggest using Mind to shield our mind from Mother-wife`s Mind magic in case she tries to scry us
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>>3691963
>when our skill with a cudgel will suffice
If you're going to be like that we might as well use our fists like a chimp.
We should learn to use every weapon at some point, anon. If not now, when? If not us, who? If not things, stuff?
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3691966
Your body isn’t too young to use sorcery but it is far quicker to exhaust itself than you recall, and you reckon it wouldn’t be wise to push yourself too far.

>>3691938
>>3691940
>>3691946
>>3691947
>>3691948
>>3691961
>>3691963
>>3691964
>>3691965

I’m rolling for your mother-wife’s progression, nothing to worry about.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 8
> Bo1
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>>3691967
You say we should learn to use every weapon at some point.
But why?
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3691971
roll to dodge
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3691971
>>3691971
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3691971
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>>3691971
This is what, the third 7 I’ve rolled?

>>3691963
That’s the hubristic sorcerer’s attitude to have.

>>3691972
>not going for a completionist build
Shame, understandable but shame.
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>>3691975
Respectable all in all, but nothing jaw-dropping.
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>>3691972
Why not? Why not be a master of all.
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>>3691981
agree
not all legendary weapons out there are cudgels
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>>3691972
To become truly perfect, in body, mind and soul.
To ensure that Conan-standin can't kill us by using some bullshit artifact to seal our magic and somehow overpowering us in a straight fight.
To build our glorious legend.

Take your pick.
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>>3691967
>If you're going to be like that we might as well use our fists like a chimp.
I mean a true muscle mage would...

>We should learn to use every weapon at some point, anon. If not now, when? If not us, who? If not things, stuff?
We can learn them later, my focus is on languages, universally useful skills, information and preparing ourselves to resume leadership.

For example, I'd like if we could learn some degree of astrology: the study of stars is important considering we know that their alignment can play into rituals and summoning; understanding background details such as that would make other things much easier.

I'd also like for us to look into learning dancing and all that sort of social shit just in case we ever need to act as a part of high society. Once we've got that sort of shit we can look into mastering every weapon in the world, although I agree we should look into getting to level (3)-(4) in most. I'll be honest that I think cudgels and spears are probably all we need, maybe daggers and long-axes.
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>>3691972
Options. Wrestling/fist fighting martials are not to be underestimated.
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>>3691989
Dance?....PFA!
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>>3691991
Based
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>>3691989
>>3691991
I¨ll go for a bludgeon+dogde+fisticuff sorcerer
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>>3691989
Why yes, I have flawless control of all worldly and otherworldly disciplines both physical and mental, how could you tell?
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>>3691993
Implying you don't want to be the sorcerer-prince of a distant desert kingdom that turns up to parties in high society, performs tricks and dances with everyone, generally appearing to just show off wealth and beat the shit out of anyone who dares to duel him, the whole while every writer and artist is captivated by the perfection of a human form moulded by flesh-magic and covered in illusions.

>>3691996
It's logical. We only have 2 hands, therefore if we want to use a magic wand or staff, we're going to be limited in size and type of weapon we can use unless we make that into our weapon. Given what we know, the logical result is our magic staff or wand would be similar to a staff, spear, axe or cudgel. It wouldn't work particularly well as some of these depending on the limitations OP places on them but we can almost certainly make a pointy magic stick or a sharp magic stick or a heavy magic stick.
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>>3691989
Learning the languages our father studied and diverting interests into astrology does sound like a believable transition concerning our imminent rulership.

>>3692011
Although things like dancing are highly culture centric, we'd need to find the people we'd be learning from first. We haven't encountered any nearby great kingdoms with the associated noble caste to learn their rituals from. I am assuming our homeland is a fair bit away from us.
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>>3692017
>Learning the languages our father studied and diverting interests into astrology does sound like a believable transition concerning our imminent rulership.
True. Plus it would be nice to finish reading the ever loving shit out of all of our books so we can really jump back into sorcery with as much knowledge as we can. That and we should really continue to explore and clear this palace to get more scraps of demonology material so we can reduce the associated risks and prepare some defences.

I'd also say that in another 4-6 years, once we're a absolute unit, we should start doing a bunch of raids on nearby tribes with our wife's tribe. Gathering up treasure, slaves and fame.

>Although things like dancing are highly culture centric, we'd need to find the people we'd be learning from first. We haven't encountered any nearby great kingdoms with the associated noble caste to learn their rituals from. I am assuming our homeland is a fair bit away from us.
True. Although I'd preface that with the fact that there is some degree of universality to dance, the physical coordination and timing of movement to music for example.
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>>3691938
>>3691940
>>3691946
>>3691947
>>3691948
>>3691961
>>3691963
>>3691964
>>3691965
>>3691975
> 10 VS DC: 8
> Minor Success

After some carefully considered thought, you come to the conclusion that learning to dodge blows is a natural progression of your training and explain your desire to the combatant slave that asked you to begin with. He nods with a faint smirk as several of his fellows glower and curse, and on the next day you resume your grueling regimen with one notable change: This time, you don’t have a cudgel to defend yourself and must learn quickly if you wish to sleep without a dozen aching pains and heavy bruises.

Dodging is the rare martial discipline where your tremendous size and weight hinder more than they help but your talent remains, and you persist undeterred. Your progression is nothing particularly impressive, though the nomads repeatedly remark it is stunning to see one so young so driven to master the art of making war, and you swiftly gain a measure of skill common to those twice your age. Though you are injured and infuriated by an unseen swing, time and time again, each night you lay your head to rest with a whit less damage than before, and eventually you hope to sleep untouched.

> Dodging (0) advances to Dodging (1)

On you go into the Winter of Year 9.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 10
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/FBh5SqRy
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/Y66Un2sb
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>>3692019
>going full warlord at the age of ten
Your father would be proud.
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>3692011
Cudgel fighting style seems so far removed from dancing that it seems out of character, spear fighting seems to have more synergy there.
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>>3692028
An impressive pace.
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>>3692028
ay nice roll
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>3692024
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>>3692027
It just makes logical sense: our father was respected because he saved their lives free of charge and married into their ruling family. Although we are of their blood, that counts for little. Therefore we must attempt to impress them through martial, magical and social prowess.

>>3692028
I disagree. Good roll though.
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>>3692028
Dis nigga can't even dance like a butterfly and club his foes at the same time.
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>>3692024
>>3692028
> 16 VS DC: 10
> Moderate Success

Heedless of the difficulties involved, you throw yourself into the fray again and again, and rather than succumb to the agonies they inflict each day, you use them to feed your rage. Ignoring the superficial slashes and discolored skin of yesterday you continue your training, and in time come to dodge the gouging staves more often than not. Just when you’ve started to get cocky and let them know as much in toddler-speak, the one swinging the staff reveals that they’ve been going easy on you all this time.

> Dodging (1) advances to Dodging (2)

You are dreading the Spring of Year 10 as much as you savor it.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 12
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/FBh5SqRy
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/MtzNy893
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

Let’s see how much progress your mother-wife’s made.
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>>3692048
Of course the moment we fucking pass is when she starts getting consistently above average rolls.
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>>3692048
It seems she’s finally made a breakthrough in Runecraft. Good for her, but it’ll be decades before she begins to reach your near-mastery of golem-craft at this rate.
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3692046
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3692046
More dodging?
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>>3692054
>>3692056
Tsk, that’s a beating and yes, at the age of four you have little choice of what you can do.
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>>3692054
>>3692056
>Double 8
Neat.

>>3692051
Old body confirmed cursed.
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>>3692046
>>3692048
>>3692054
>>3692056
> 8, 8 VS DC: 12
> Moderate Failure

Try as you might, you are unable to make a noticeable improvement in the art of dodging incoming blows, and the bitterly mocking words of the combatant slaves only serves to strengthen your resolve for the future. In between the almost-brutal but undeniably painful beatings at the hands of grown men you find that your mother wife? is most pleased with herself, and has begun to spend a vast amount of time examining the golems and cross-referencing the notes you recorded in your past life. Past life… Does this count as a form of reincarnation? Do you really care one way or another?

The Spring is gone, the Summer of Year 10 comes, and with it, the neverending expectation of martial improvement.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 10
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/FBh5SqRy
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/eXSrHm5Y
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>3692075
1
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3692075
you should have let me roll
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3692028
>>3692037
Bored, barely related tangent but by contrast with IRL a mace requires more "delicacy" than a sword. It's actually really funny that people think swords and spears are graceful weapons. "Graceful" swordplay is unusual or even aberrant for most of history. Spear/shield Sword/shield or just one weapon became more common because they required less training and are faster to adjust to. Compare the weight of swinging around something you must predict for to something that gives inherent reach advantage and its greater space management or the equivalent to a sub 12 pound extension of your limb that's faster than either by default.

Seeing a big guy with a mace and thinking they're less graceful or slow is a well observed historical mistake. Sword & sorcery rules take precedent ofc. Swords irl are easy in comparison to proper macework, which even modern students of martial disciplines acknowledge. That ease is one of the bigger reasons they became so popular. Heft, while beneficial, takes for more balance within the body when against any similarly skilled opponent.

The simple way to put it is the more you increase the weight and imbalance of your weapon the more grace/prediction/skill you require relative to your strength in your body for actually using it.

>>3692075
Let's see how dice gods like irrelevant text walls.
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>>3692076
Marvelous. At least you’re going to be a hard, hard man when if you grow up.

>>3692082
Tch, if only you were a few years older.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

>>3692084
Nice.

> Rolling for your mother’s improvement
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>>3692082
yiss most pleasing indeed
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>3692087
It seems you aren’t the only one capable of a breakthrough.
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>>3692091
>almost a 1
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>>3692084
This. It's the same with great-axes IRL: with a two handed axe you can't use a shield for defence so you've got to stay constantly on the attack; winding the weapon up for shots takes a lot of energy so flowing motions that preserve as much energy as possible are key; meaning that a properly trained axeman is constantly and carefully regulating how their attack lands so that their next one comes in fast enough to prevent their foe from counter-striking and killing them.

This is part of the reason why great axes make excellent weapons for champions who can train constantly but are shit for almost anyone else since the physical requirements to wielding them are high.
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>>3692091
It is only a modest improvement and she discovered the wonders of soul-craft at the cost of an unfortunate prisoner’s eternity
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>>3692084
>>3692096
True, there’s an enormous amount of precision in blunt instruments and battleaxes that far too often goes unsaid.
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>>3692098
What is this feeling? This burning desire to see our motherwife's improvement is sorcerers arts..? Is this what those petty mere mortals call love?
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>>3692100
what's up with our other siblings tho, can we train with Asuri now?
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>>3692098
I bet she already knows about us switching bodies.
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>>3692100
It's because they are generally made to be the weapon of barbarians and unsophisticated folk. I mean even in Chinese writing, the people that wield guandaos and the like are generally boisterous soldier-barbarians rather than scholarly gentlemen-commanders or the various other stereotypes they have.

Meanwhile in the west? The mace is a fairly uncommon weapon in fiction and axes as a general rule are given the Viking expie who will almost invariably be shit. The only possible exceptions are shit like Varangian guard lookalikes or woodsmen.
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>>3692076
>>3692087
>>3692091
>>3692094
> 9 VS DC: 10
> Minor Failure

The beatings simply don’t stop, no matter how much you scream, kick your feet, and lash out at innocent snap-jaws like the overgrown infant you physically are. Each day the nomads gouge you, going on about how your earlier improvement must’ve been a fluke and how they were wrong to assume you’d ever be anything more than a lumbering brute. These vicious and cunningly calculated insults cut straight to your core, and you take to training with a renewed tenacity, not even noticing the grim, sleepless look on your mother’s eyes, or the amount of time she spends with the long-rotten corpses of the slaughtered snap-jaw multitudes. You are blind to all, save the prevention of your future slaughter, and can’t help but feel some spite toward your sister-daughters for their immaturity and the fact that they’ve consequently been spared the furious gauntlet of snapping staves and sharpened tongues.

The Summer has fled, and the Fall of Year 10 comes in its stead.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 8
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/Jb0V9n1U
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/FDYY4qve
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3692131
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3692131
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>>3692104
They’re barely old enough to be walking, and the only reason you’re able to train this early is your obscene, near inhuman rate of maturation.

>>3692113
She doesn’t- O-or does she?

>>3692126
Of course, the reasons for it are understandable enough but it’s a bit absurd (if unsurprising) the trend has continued in modern fiction.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)

>>3692054
>>3692056
>>3692134
>>3692136
Huh.

> Rolling to see your mother-wife’s improvement
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>>3692126
As well by virtue of being easier to use in battle spear wielding soldiers in a massed line will universally defeat more skilled opponents. "Good enough" rules the battlefield. Skill more than basic drills is less valuable than morale and armor.

>>3692131
this bo1 stuff is killing us. least we passed it this time.
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>>3692139
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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>>3692139
Jesus, she's doing much better these days.

Is she trying to find a way to remake us?
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>>3692139
those demons better prepare their rectums for Aarifa's ascension, damn girl.
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>>3692141
You are only a young child. It ought to get easier in time.
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>>3692145
You simply don’t know, and asking what she’s doing only leads to patronizing, if affectionate baby-talk.

>>3692146
Grief is one hell of a motivator.
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>>3692145
>Spending time focused on seemingly soulcraft and mind.
>Working with dead snap-jaws.
She actually might. That or she's specing into necromancy or really trying to get the whole golem thing moving.
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>>3692138
It's not that surprising a trend: your talking about deeply rooted cultural ideas of a distant age of combat and supposed heroism. What is surprising is that we've seen so little attempt to outright subvert it. Although that could be put down to the fact that fantasy is generally a hit-or-miss niche for films and that books / games don't have the same effect on our culture.

>>3692141
See you say that but there are exceptions: the battle of Stanford bridge saw one skilled fighter slay 40 men before he was finally defeated by a supposed attack from below made by a spearman in a boat.
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>>3692153
Ah, but it was a spearman after all!
There are tons of exceptions, notably reliant on strategic advantages combined with skill. China's warring states and calvary thrown into cavalry being extremely notable. Spartans weren't stupid enough to fight against a number advantage in any terrain that allowed that advantage to flourish. Horse archers shouldn't be able to do too much against strong phalanxes, but if they harry the forces for weeks on end and stay out of their reach that army becomes doomed because of supply lines and inability to recovery.

Skill is an interesting thing when it comes to major warfare, it requires the leader recognize the skill and then strategically apply it. If they can't do the latter, while the enemy can, that skill advantage hits some heavy diminishing returns. This is where the history of warfare remains interesting, and small form tactics develop with grand strategy. Napoleon's a great study for this.
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>>3692131
>>3692134
>>3692136
>>3692139
> 11 VS DC: 8
> Minor Success

Angered by the endless and demeaning insults leveled your way almost more than the staves themselves, you cease your focus on preventing your own suffering, and swear to improve by the end of the season, if only to spite these meddlesome fools. It seems malice is the motivator you’ve been looking for because by the time you’ve finished the fall, dodging becomes easier each day that goes by, and evading even two staves at the same time is nowhere near the impossibility it once was. So pleased with your newfound skill you are, you fall to catch sight of the gaunt pallor over your mother’s face, or the lack of time she spends prostrate in the temple to the false gods of her people.

> Dodging (2) advances to Dodging (3)

The Fall is no more, and the Winter of Year 10 demands your attention.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 12
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/29C2runC
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/ksHubdUT
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>3692171
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Rolled 2 (1d20)

>>3692171
YES WE CAN
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3692172
Tragic, but to be expected for one so young.

> Rolling to see your mother-wife’s improvement
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>3692171
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>>3692175
Oh me, oh my she’s making full use of those tomes.
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>>3692171
>>3692178
>abandoning her gods for sorcerous arts
>using everything we left behind to throw her soul into power
watch her get into demonology and then possess the palace or something
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>inb4 snap-jaw shaman claims god-king possession before we do and literally cucks us
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>>3692170
>Ah, but it was a spearman after all!
To be fair, that mostly has to do with needing the reach to attack from beneath the bridge. A bowmen would have worked just as well if given time.

>There are tons of exceptions, notably reliant on strategic advantages combined with skill. China's warring states and calvary thrown into cavalry being extremely notable. Spartans weren't stupid enough to fight against a number advantage in any terrain that allowed that advantage to flourish. Horse archers shouldn't be able to do too much against strong phalanxes, but if they harry the forces for weeks on end and stay out of their reach that army becomes doomed because of supply lines and inability to recovery.
True, plus there's always the example of tiny specialist units in WW 2 doing far more damage than they had any right to because of the concentration of skilled and dedicated experts. From ultra-modified bombing units to elite tank units, properly concentrated forces is often far better than sheer numbers.

>Skill is an interesting thing when it comes to major warfare, it requires the leader recognize the skill and then strategically apply it. If they can't do the latter, while the enemy can, that skill advantage hits some heavy diminishing returns. This is where the history of warfare remains interesting, and small form tactics develop with grand strategy. Napoleon's a great study for this.
To be fair, Napoleon is also a great study for how to do it wrong: him holding back his elite troops at waterloo is commonly held as a partial point for his eventual defeat since his elites were held back until their superior drill and discipline was no longer enough to equal the situation they were pressed into.

>>3692201
Implying we wouldn't instantly melt him and proclaim that this was all a test we arranged and played out for years to discover his true loyalties.
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>>3692171
>>3692172
>>3692175
> 11 VS DC: 12
> Minor Failure

For yet another season you fail to surmount the obstacle of swinging staves, and by the thousandth time you’ve spent the evening nursing a black eye and bloodied lip, it is all you can do not to reveal your sorcerous power beneath the uncaring skies. Even so, you know more than any weaker-willed simpleton could ever conceive that your conquest is inevitable, and every instance of agony is nothing but another cobblestone on the long and arduous road toward dominion over the whole of creation. Fervent and furious beyond your years you are, and you fail to notice the stench clinging to your mother-wife’s clothes or the particulars of which tomes occupy her on a day-to-day basis.

The Winter has ended, and the Spring of Year 11 is soon to begin. You’ve almost gotten used to your proportions, though sometimes it’s still strange to awaken alone.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 10
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/29C2runC
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/brC4JjpP
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>3692218
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>3692220
Ach, but the struggle does not end.

> Rolling for your mother-wife’s progress
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>>3692226
This is... an unwholesome but perhaps not unwelcome development.
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We should take some time to soul move the shaman in a year, then steal the memories of excatly what happend to cover our tracks.
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>>3692226
Of course she's doing fine. How come our wife gets to do fine and we have to struggle? I'm telling mom!
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>>3692226
> the stench clinging to your mother-wife’s clothes

necromancy?
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>>3692230
if there isnt going to be any events, could we just roll x#dice and ffw a little while?
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>>3692238
No.
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>>3692251
i'm not asking you
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What happens when our mom tries to rez us and finds out we aren't around?
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>>3692203
Ye, that's why I said Napoleon. He managed to prove the "old" lessons of warfare still applied both ways, and made the mistakes that kept them true. He shows the overwhelming force of unskilled soldiery to great effect, and the exact same for when he doesn't respect that force.

The world wars taught us that as technology develops and avenues of attack increase so must specializations become required to truly utilize those advantages. Engineer teams, far stricter divisions between jobs than the earlier century, communication corps, the list goes on as complexity increases. The fundamental being that the more options available the better the idea of specialized forces become, and it remains the same principle.

Division of sea, air, land, sea-land, and the roundabout of special task units, it's all skill as applied to benefits of long term strategy and condensement by necessity. We can only expect an individual to be so skilled, so it makes sense to condense that effort in a wider scope of skill focus and distribution. This is the same principle as massing a spear line against more skilled opponents, that distributed reach is more advantageous than the skill of opponents who are missing that advantage. So it is with machine guns and guerilla warfare, so it is with occupancy with infantry and breakthrough/siege with tanks. It's a cliche adage, but warfare concepts don't change too much even in spite of adding far, far more complex variables.

>>3692226
yisss

>>3692238
I think this is fine desu.
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>>3692218
>>3692220
>>3692226
> 6 VS DC: 10
> Moderate Failure

Spite alone fuels you in the coming days, though as countless agonizing aches and persistent pains indicate, rage is far from enough to make a warrior. What little advancement you make is trod underfoot by the callous desert dwellers who could not care less for the suffering of a self-slain sorcerer’s princeling, and indeed, savor it. You hate them more than words can express, and the loathing filling your soul might bring even the fiendish, ten-thousand times ten-thousand times damned Uz’Gol to pause. Immersed in training, you are unaware that in the depths of the palace, the unthinkable occurred and was swiftly undone.

The Spring has passed and the Summer of Year 11 is soon to be here. The older slave-children are beginning to grow older, and may soon join you in your training. Soon, you might even have a couple of playmates… Bwahahahaha.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 8
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/29C2runC
> Dramatis Personae:
>https://pastebin.com/0hWtBm2g
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3692267
come on baby that is us
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>3692267
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Rolled 11 (1d20)

>>3692267
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>>3692268
thanks angel
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>>3692233
You can tell your mother whatever you need to, so long as you keep your vocabulary restrained.

>>3692236
Possibly, possibly not

>>3692238
No. I wouldn’t timeskip over your occult research and your martial training is no different.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3692268
>>3692270
Now how the finkle-dee-fuck do you anons keep managing this?

> Rolling to see your mother-wife’s improvement
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>>3692260
>Ye, that's why I said Napoleon. He managed to prove the "old" lessons of warfare still applied both ways, and made the mistakes that kept them true. He shows the overwhelming force of unskilled soldiery to great effect, and the exact same for when he doesn't respect that force.
Yeah, I respect him as the absolute madlad he was. Even considering how much destruction he caused and the fact he was the main enemy of my nation for more or less his entire life. I mean some of his early battles are pretty much just him making flawless move after flawless move (mostly because his enemies were bumbling idiots but still) and the fact he inspired such respect and loyalty in the French.
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>>3692282
She’s irritated by the failure to capitalize on what she’s accomplished so far, and beginning to realize the value of taking runic notes.
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>>3692282
When we come of child training age do we then get Bo2? Or would that hit once we hit 11(teenager)?
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>>3692282
>Now how the finkle-dee-fuck do you anons keep managing this?
I can assure you it involves no dark sacrifices...only pure-autism powered magic around here.
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>>3692260
>>3692283
For all his faults, foibles, and follies Napoleon truly was a grade-a baller.
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>>3692278
>No. I wouldn’t timeskip over your occult research and your martial training is no different.
i'm not trying to be a cunt
it it is just that in the previous threads, at least there was a chance of other things happening.
now it seems the world around us has entered a stasis...


pic related, is me
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>>3692292
It’ll be at 10 years of age, still some sixteen seasons away.
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>>3692295
Rest assured, I’m rolling behind the scenes and sooner or later, shit is likely to kick off. Ignoring the chance of a deadly encounter or circumstance, there’s still the fact you’re going to have a by-all-means ungodly amount of martial prowess in your teen ears.
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>>3692295
I feel the same but our perspective is limited. We have some years before we really start affecting the world. Meanwhile, Aarifa is clearly going to stir some shit up and I doubt those bugs are gonna keep ignoring us.
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>>3692295
If we get a 1 or a 20 that is very much an event.
We are not doing nearly as much because we can already read and can do spells just as well.
It doesn't make sense to let a child not even 10 to wander/explore the lands.
And do you think our mother/wife is just doing dick all? If she keeps going at pace an event will surely happen. if she keeps this up she will likely unlock some kind of event. Good or bad depending on how she does.
Best believe if she dies, I doubt the shaman is willing to let go of the reins nearly as easily and let us stay in charge so we train my friend.
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>>3692278

should we maybe try to talk about our death, try to gauge what she's doing, say some ominous children of the corn stuff is she refuses to give uss a straight answer.
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>>3692309
Take it easy there mr shadow QM
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>>3692312
I think we should but once we're about 7-8. We are very much still a child. That shouldn't have much comprehension. At best we can start to play up genius soon. And that will let us get to chat with her more.
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>>3692319
We should go with the classic "I'm sad daddy's gone" to try and gauge if she wants to bring us back.
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>>3692295
The first session was largely us rolling to train fire or some other discipline for a while. I'd say there's more going on now than then. Besides, enough time has passed for us to begin revealing our power soon. I think it's only a few more seasons.
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>>3692330
I agree with this.
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>>3692330
+1
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>>3692330
sounds good
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>>3692267
>>3692268
>>3692270
> 12, 12 VS DC: 10
> Minor Success

Sooner rather than later, you begin to predict the combatant slaves’ motions before they are made, and stepping and swaying from the path of their bloodied staves gets if not much easier, much less difficult than before. Given a moment’s respite from the endless storm of violence, the desert dwellers tell you they’re most proud of the progress you’ve made, and feel that you’ve earned another chance to determine which martial discipline you wish to pursue. A break in the monotony could prove most welcome, but there’s nothing to be said for seeing the brief look of amazement crossing an elder’s harsh eyes.

> Dodging (3) advances to Dodging (4)

> Which discipline do you want to begin training?

> Cudgels: To finally wipe the smirks off of these nomad’s smug, stupid faces.
> Dodging: To prove that your stubborn persistence is beyond any lesser man’s.
> Archery: To relax for a year or two trying to strike the center of distant targets.
> Riding: To understand what it is about camels that nomads seem to hate so much.
> Spears: To reconnect with your primal, long-forgotten gutterson’s urge to stab.

Interestingly enough, the slave children have started to reach maturity and the two males have been thrown into the training alongside you.

> Contemplating, you choose to respond to them with-

> Apathy, the thoughts and affairs of children are beneath your concern, and you crave solitude.
> Friendliness, they might not be your intellectual peers but having someone to confide in could be a most excellent change.
> Hostility, these fools dare to think themselves worthy of your presence? You’ll put your hard-earned skills to the test.
> [Write-In]

The Summer is over, the Fall of Year 11 is imminent.

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/DN1rei2t
> Dramatis Personae:
> https://pastebin.com/QWpMaRNT
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>Spears
>Apathy
>>3692378
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>>3692373
>Spears: To reconnect with your primal, long-forgotten gutterson’s urge to stab.

(might change to archery depending how the votes roll...hard pick)

>Apathy
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>>3692385
+1
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>>3692378
> Dodging: To prove that your stubborn persistence is beyond any lesser man’s.
> Friendliness, they might not be your intellectual peers but having someone to confide in could be a most excellent change.
-start building up relations. if they prove themselves, they could be our future lieutenants
let us not confide too much though
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>>3692378
> Dodging: To prove that your stubborn persistence is beyond any lesser man’s.
> Apathy, the thoughts and affairs of children are beneath your concern, and you crave solitude.
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>>3692378
>Spears: To reconnect with your primal, long-forgotten gutterson’s urge to stab.

>Friendly hostility
How does that work, you may ask? Treat them with a veneer of friendliness while glaring down unto their meek incompetence, never forgetting they're lesser than us.
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>>3692389
Support this.
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>>3692389
Agree, they are just like us from a low background and that could lead to a deeper connection. Dodging stills eems like a skill we will need quite often in battles.
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>>3692378
> Dodging: To prove that your stubborn persistence is beyond any lesser man’s.
> Friendliness, they might not be your intellectual peers but having someone to confide in could be a most excellent change.

I wonder if martial knowledge can enhance our magic: understanding how to dodge effecting our ability to channel wind magic or something like that.
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>>3692378
>>3692389
Actually, +1 to this.
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>>3692389
>>3692399
>>3692403
>>3692410
>>3692414

> Roll 1d20, DC: 14
> Bo1

>>3692330
>>3692351
>>3692358
>>3692362

> Roll 1d20, DC: ??
> Bo1
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>3692434
Here it comes
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Rolled 16, 15 = 31 (2d20)

>>3692434
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Rolled 15, 16 = 31 (2d20)

>>3692434
pls
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>3692442
Damn.

>>3692443
>>3692444
>16, 15
> 15, 16
I cannot fathom why

> Rolling to determine your mother-wife’s progress
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>>3692443
>>3692444
The wizards are getting active again.

>>3692442
Thankfully we're safe this time.
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>>3692454
It’s a good thing you’ve left behind such detailed notes.
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>>3692461
Her research bonus is gonna be huge when she starts "teaching" us, I bet.
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>>3692378
>>3692389
>>3692330
>>3692442
>>3692443
> 19 VS DC: 14
> Major Success
> 16 VS DC: 16
> Minor Success

The desert dwellers are pleasantly surprised by your desire to continue the brutal pastime of over a dozen months, and comply to your wish with the utmost relish, much to the regret of your conscious and subconscious both. You deign to treat the two newcomers not how you wish you were treated, but how you’re no-doubt unexpected yet much hoped to, with a thin veneer of friendliness your previous body’s childhood self never received. To your surprise, as the three of you are beaten and bludgeoned to no end, that veneer begins to become somewhat genuine and they return the favor in full, griping, mumbling, and joking about the state of things behind closed doors. By the end of the season you’ve begun to appreciate their company and realize that suffering stings just a bit less when it’s done together.

> Dodging (4) advances to Dodging (5)

You are showing almost unprecedented improvement, being at where many struggle to reach at the age of ten summers in merely six, but you know that you are far, far from complete and despite the starry eyes of your companions you do not celebrate in the slightest. The struggle is all-consuming and takes everything you are to keep going, but curiosity leads you meet your mother wife… in private and confide in her that you miss your daddy. She weeps, telling you how much your piercing, calculating gaze reminds her of your father, and reassures you that he’s only gone for a little while and she’s doing her best to bring daddy back. Externally, you make a convincing impression of childish confusion but internally, you are reeling with the implications of what she’s said.

It still feels nice to be hugged.

The Fall has passed, and the Winter of Year 11 has almost arrived.

> Roll 1d20, DC: 12
> Bo1

> Status:
>https://pastebin.com/T95GK4Tr
> Dramatis Personae:
> https://pastebin.com/MNLfFVsR
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>>3692522
>she’s doing her best to bring daddy back
oh no
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>3692522
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>3692531
She really did love you.

>>3692533
Again, impressive.

> Rolling to determine your mother-wife’s improvement
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>>3692531
Yeah, on a scale of 1-10, this is "sacrifice all of existence to travel back in time to save your wife" levels of fucked.
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>>3692542
This dice generator is cursed, there can be no other explanation.
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>>3692549
well i'd rather not have her advance in necromancy right now anyway, before she tries to pull the soul out of our body and into some corpse.
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>>3692554
She did get death magic which would be nice to have her teach us in the future.
And to stop her from necromancy we should try to make it seem we are still alive just trapped somewhere.
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>>3692571
dream hex?
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>>3692576
Invade the minds of around fiftyish snap-jaws at night and force them all to have the same dream.
Word should in time get back to her.
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>>3692571
I would rather her be motviated
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>>3692595
to mess with where our soul resides?
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>>3692590
>>3692571
And when she tries something, we pretend it was a massive failure and make her think she killed h