Henry and the Gang prepare to invade the ooze den. Will they succeed or die horribly? Quest rules:1. All dice rolled are assumed to be D100 unless otherwise stated2. The first two rolls will be given far greater importance, but additional rolls, good or bad, will affect the outcome. This choice ultimately falls to the Lorekeeper, odd circumstances may cause him to change how the story progresses (a ton of crits for instance)3. All dice rolls are final4. Critical fails are considered to be between 1-5, Critical hits are between 95-100. Crits overpower any other roll except another crit. In the rare chance that a crit fail and crit success happen. The Lorekeeper will do something interesting from a story angle. Similarly, rolling 2 of the same number will be considered a MEGA crit, just pray its two high numbers. 5. Near misses may occur, where a rolled number is close to the required threshold, whether over or under. This can have an impact on how the story proceeds. However these are up to the decision of the Lorekeeper.6. Sometimes there are optional choices one may participate in, these will generally NOT be taken unless there are multiple posters who wish it, assuming there are multiple posters in the thread7. There are often times choices with multiple parts, each part is counted separately, unless otherwise stated, sometimes rolls will be required before counting the second, third, etc, part8. There will be “Time Limited” decisions, in which characters may only do a set number of actions, these will be clearly marked. Generally you will only be able to choose one decision per ‘round’.9. Rules may be subject to change between threads, but will not change during the same thread. These rules are what we will follow for the remainder of this thread.Archived Threads + Sidequests: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Necromancer+Detective+QuestDiscord (Meet the Loremaster himself, and get live updates and all that jazz): https://discord.gg/5sZYkz9 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)Main Character Spell List: https://pastebin.com/raw/PHc7TmBNEquipment Listhttps://pastebin.com/raw/w7WUxyK6
>>3836008>from previous thread“NO! No, no I wasn’t.” Henry said.“Don’t you dare try to lie.” Rosa said, tearfully.“I… I’m not.” Henry said, uncertain.Had he been trying to? This was his new family, right? He couldn’t… no he really couldn’t. He wouldn’t.Rosa shivered and looked around, then stared Henry down.“God punishes us in ways we deserve Henry. But guilt is far worse than anything he can dish out.” Rosa said.
>>3836010“Look Rosa, I love you and believe it or not I care about my team. I need you and we need you.” “The team?” Rosa asked.“I’ll be honest Rosa, besides Charles, I don’t know if I can call anyone else in that room my family, yet. I want to-““Then start by trusting me, you can tell me things!” Rosa said.No he really couldn’t.“I… alright. Fine, I believed that our employer was altogether unimportant but perhaps that was not a favorable approach.” Henry said.“I’d ask you to just admit you were wrong but that’s not going to happen. It’s a start, at least.” Rosa said.“So you’re not leaving?” Henry asked.“No, Henry, of course not. Those things need to be dealt with, I just believe we should deal with YOUR employers as well, this sort of incident… have these things killed anyone, Henry?” “Not to my knowledge.” Henry said. It wasn’t like he really cared about the deaths of people he’d never even met. “Of course.” Rosa replied.“Look, if there are any research materials, or incriminating evidence, we can turn them over to the church. Just keep quiet about it when we do, okay?” Henry asked.“Really? They’d just leave something that important in a cave?” Rosa asked.“You never know, from what I understand things happened pretty fast before they were brought back under control.” As Henry headed back inside, he saw something glinting from the roof. Two eyes focused on him like a hawk. It took him a moment in the fading sunlight to recognize that it was Xavier wearing a large hood. Not like he even needed it at this time of day, the sunlight wasn’t even strong enough to kill him at this time. Though it wouldn’t exactly be pleasant. Inside chatter had started back up, which mainly consisted of Charles asking Alice questions about how her carapace fit together. Henry got to the table as Larry joked about how Charles was learning about the female form. Henry nearly gagged at the thought. Decisions:1. *further plans?* (write in) 2. *ask questions* (write in)
>>3836071>2. *ask questions* (write in)Everyone understand what you need to do?
>>3836097Not much else to add to that
>>3836071yeah this >>3836097
>>3836071“Everyone understand what you need to do?”“Kill a bunch of stuff!” Larry said.“I believe Larry summed it up quite well.” Xavier said, strolling into the room. Henry hadn’t even heard him jump from the roof, which unnerved him.“No, no no no. I’m not going to have another harebrained plan like last time!” Ophelia said. “No!”“I’m with Ophelia, we need to figure out what we’re going to do, we need better equipment then just the oil and a single flame-caster.” Alice said.“The less injured people the better, so let’s figure out a way for everyone to contribute, yes?” Rosa said, although it was strained.“I’d like to help!” Charles insisted.Decisions:1. “look it’s going to work out, trust me.” (roll 1d100)2. *Designate tasks* (write in)3. *ask questions* (Write in)
>>3837939>2. *Designate tasks* (write in)Ophelia and Rose are rearguards, they handle the healing and logistics, Xavier and Larry are vanguards, Charles and Harry are the middle assisting with ranged n shit.
>>3837939This >>3837950Maybe something easy for Charles to aim with and use that isn't the metal prototype handheld ballista? Also everybody should save their mana as much as possible, retreat back to a safe cleared area to catch our breath when necessary. This is an endurance run.
>>3837939“Rosa, Ophelia. You’re going to act as rear guards. Rosa can use protection magic and Ophelia can use scrying magic so that should cover our vision and defenses. Xavier, Larry, you’ll be vanguards while me and Charles will be in the center. We will lay bomb rune traps at corridors so we don’t get surprised. We will need to make sure we don’t get surrounded since we don’t have the numbers to just overwhelm them. The prototype ballistae here will be used to kill the queen, we just need to ensure that there is enough light. We have a limited timeframe to fulfill the contract so we can’t really do a lot of testing.” “And me?” Alice asked.“I want you to act as over watch and relay with Ophelia. Your flight magic would be useless in those tunnels and from what I understand your skill set isn’t combat focused. Ophelia you can use thought magic correct? Can you keep in contact with Alice so we can know what’s going on outside?”“Yes, we’ve already practiced with that, it’s just… it isn’t exactly pleasant to be bundled up with another mind for too long, so it won’t be a constant feed. Alice can you craft up some runes to act as signals so we can find each other easier?” Ophelia asked.“Yes, of course.” Alice said. “Consider it done. What should I be on the lookout for?““Larry, Xavier, I want you to conserve mana as much as possible down there. If we run dry too soon we’ll likely end up dead so I need you to cool it.”“Don’t lump me in with him. I’ve seen newbloods with more self-control.” Xavier said. Henry glanced at Rosa and continued on after she didn’t react.“It’ll be fine chief. I’m gonna bag me something nasty tomorrow.” Larry said.“Charles, I’m going to buy a high powered light rune tomorrow, I want you to use it and make sure we have constant light, alright? This is incredibly important.” “Yes sir! Thank you!” Charles said. Henry didn’t even feel like complaining about how he’d called him sir.Decisions:1. *write in* (final chance)2. *go to sleep* (will end planning phase and begin mission)
>>3838066>1. *write in* (final chance)Can we carry "dead" rats with us with bomb runes in them so if worse case we can "throw" them at the queen?
>>3838077yes but how do you tell charles?
>>3838088Check on him in the night?And we can pretense it with the slimes will go for the meaty rats and and we can set off the bombs after they've eaten the rats
>>3838066This >>3838100. Muh bomb runes too good.
>>3840025Glad you're sticking it out still!
>>3840707>>3838100>>3838088>>3838077writing>>3840707yeah my man, its gotten tough but I'm still committed. The important thing is I want to finish this story.
>>3838066“Right, Alice, Ophelia. Gather as many bomb runes as we can carry and maybe some flame runes too. We’re going to need everything we can get on this. Charles, Xavier, make sure we have good light sources. Larry, get ready to kill a LOT of shit.” “Fuck yeah that’s a speech!” Larry said.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Henry returned to his room and thought to himself what he needed to do going into tomorrow. He’d talked to Charles about having dead rats strapped with bomb runes and the boy was on board. It’d give the kid something to defend himself if the worst happened. Johnny would’ve never allowed the boy to accompany them on this mission but what the skeleton didn’t know wouldn’t hurt Henry’s ears. “Henry?” Rosa asked. sitting up.“Rosa?” Henry asked, when had she gotten there? “Where were you?” Rosa asked.“Does it matter? What are you doing here, is this going to be a regular occurrence?” Henry asked.“Hopefully?” Rosa said, shying away slightly. “Look, I’m too tired to argue, just let me go to sleep.” Henry said. Henry slept and dreamt of smoke, and woke up to find Rosa’s head on his chest. Fantastic. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>3841038Breakfast was had, final prep was made, and the group set off. The trip lasted around and hour and a half and the sun was fully out by the time they arrived. Xavier kept complaining how uncomfortable traveling with covering clothes in the middle of summer was. Henry quietly retorted that the vampire shouldn’t even be bothered by the heat and that he should stop complaining. Larry was giddy but far less than Henry had expected. It seemed the battle with Del Mar had tempered the man’s enthusiasm slightly. Ophelia was a bundle of nerves, constantly muttering about how she was going to sustain yet another injury and how it was going to be her face again. Alice was eerily quiet. Charles practiced his mage sight and read from a book in the back of the rented ox cart. The driver wisely said nothing. He was affiliated with the Cult and knew better than to ask stupid questions.The group arrived and Alice quickly rose into the air, the illusion hiding her true form holding for the time being. The veins of blue mana flowed out from her hands and her hidden wings allowed her to more easily move through the air. She set a stable flight path above the giant hill of dirt that stretched in front of them. There were a couple groups of cult mages milling about who were likely the people making sure the mound didn’t grow out of control. Henry asked them some brief questions about angelic flight paths and church response times and received satisfactory answers. This location was so far out of the way that angels only patrolled through here once a day, and that had gotten spotty in the past few weeks. Henry smiled; at least the church wouldn’t get involved in their bug hunt. In front of them the pockmarked hill rose out of the ground like a giant wedge of cheese, holes dotted along its surface. Xavier, Charles, Ophelia, Larry, and a uncertain Rosa were all ready to go. Ophelia hefted her flame-caster with a grunt. Larry, Henry and Xavier checked over their newly purchased weaponry and Charles checked the surprise in his pack. It was time to move. >-17 silver coins>gain swords, spears, leather armor, and plenty of bomb and flame runesDecisions:1. *split into two teams*2. *charge in together*3. *have Ophelia use some scrying spells to get a read on the entrance area*4. (write in)
>>3841048>3. *have Ophelia use some scrying spells to get a read on the entrance area*Maybe even get her to scout using that owl.
>>3841725Been trying to post for hours but my work ip is banned for being a proxy for some reason
>>3841048First rule of special ops; assess the situationbacking >>3841438, because it is a good way to start off AND Ophelia has plenty of blue mana as it is, and scrying spells should be pocket change to her
>>3841048> 3. *have Ophelia use some scrying spells to get a read on the entrance area*> Get Charles to send an undead bird in to verify thingsWe can keep that secret from Rosa, no? Just a little birdy?
>>3842200The owl statue, not an undead owl.
>>3842904Roll 2d100 for Ophelia's use of the owl to scout. I'm going to just have the owl be used for simplicity's sakeThe owl itself isn't a massive issue on its own, its the paganistic undertones which can easily be written off.
Rolled 33, 18 = 51 (2d100)>>3842907
>>3842909I will allow a reroll for the sake of speeding things up
Rolled 45, 92 = 137 (2d100)>>3842907rerolling
Rolled 8, 34 = 42 (2d100)>>3842907
>>3842912>>384290992 is the high roll, writing
>>3841048Before descending down into the tunnels, Ophelia performed a couple of simple scrying spells, which gave her vanishingly little information. She said that there was a great deal of movement down there, and that there were plenty of large chambers and connecting passages, yet nothing high in magical power or ability, thankfully. Then she pulled out the gold owl statue she had kept on her person and channeled some blue mana into it, which was quickly converted into green mana. A translucencent owl emerged and descended into one of the tunnels. “That’s… interesting.” Rosa muttered, flashing Henry another glance. “It’s just a fancy charm she carries around.” Henry replied. “Don’t get any silly ideas.” “Around fifty of them in the initial entry chamber, about ten biters all clustered down there, nothing we can’t handle.” Ophelia said. “I see a couple of spikey ones too, and a couple of weird ones which are bulging all over. I tried going further in but something consumed the owl’s mana.” Ophelia said.“It’s better than nothing.” Henry said.”“All the tunnels lead to an entry chamber.” Ophelia said. “Makes sense, the cults been closing up any new ones that have been made.” Henry replied.Decisions:1. *head on in with the attackers in the front*2. *throw bomb runes and flash runes inside and rush in*3. *ready a complicated fire spell to fry the entry chamber* (will use up a good chunk of red mana even if unsuccessful)4. (write in)
>>3842951>1. *head on in with the attackers in the front*Conserve the mana for emergencies.
>>3842951see >>3842971; we made a plan and we are going to stick to it until things go catastrophically wrong
>>3842971Sticking to the plan
>>3842951> 2. *throw bomb runes and flash runes inside and rush in*We can save mana for emergencies, and retreat if supplies run low.
>>3842971>>3843226>>3843287wining vote, writing
>>3842951The plan moved forwards, with Larry and Xavier at the front, Rosa and Charles in the middle, and with Ophelia and Henry in the rear. Of the six of them, only Xavier and Henry had any real experience using spears. Larry stuck to his flame blade while Charles and Rosa kept daggers at the read. Rosa explained that she wanted to leave one of her hands free in case spells were needed. The group quickly dispatched a couple of drone oozes near the entrance and managed to kill a few of the biters before they even realized there were intruders. Gaining entry was fairly easy and it was a bit intimidating just how large the tunnels were. Henry was having no issues standing at his full height although the tunnels would restrict overhand swings. He hoped Larry would remember that. Xavier and Henry held shields which would hopefully block any attacks launched at them. Larry had again refused to handle a shield and Ophelia had been unable to even lift a shield for very long.>current kill count, 7The first large chamber they came to was easily the size of a large house. There were all sorts of ooze squirming below and what looked to be a collection of large fungi being harvested. It seemed the ooze were in the process of growing them for food. The fungi emitted a small amount of red light which gave the entire thing an ominous air. As for the slimes, Henry could see around one hundred of them in the chamber. The majority being drones. There were a couple of spiky ones, and around twelve biters as well. There were a few black ones as well which Ophelia pointed out as having been the ones who had destroyed her manifested owl. Decisions:1. *lob bomb runes down into the chamber*2. *charge in and get to killing already* 3. *cast a spell or spells.(write in)4. *try to lure some of the slimes up to where you are*5. (Write in)
>>3845257> 4. *try to lure some of the slimes up to where you are*Try making some thumping vibrations and see how many respond? Lay out meat to entice them? Flash light at them if any can see in the spectrum? Maybe we can even accidentally learn to communicate if any are sentient. Maybe regardless lay some runes to act as traps we can retreat behind if too many come at us?Not like we're in a rush.
>>3845257this >>3845369we gotta think like SWAT operators, check corners, etc.
>>3845369Supporting this.We are fighting a war of attrition here, and numbers are not on our side
Rolled 54, 94 = 148 (2d100)>>3846010
>>3846028will wait 5 more minutes then begin writing
>>3845257The group quickly came up with a plan, and set up a couple of bomb runes along the path that wound down along the wall to the bottom level where the majority of the slimes wriggled around. The group got ready and Ophelia quickly explained that light would be the best method to draw specific slimes in. If they did it properly then only the biters and spikys would be drawn in while the normal drones would remain oblivious. Ophelia explained that the drones were far simpler and displayed far simpler behavior patterns. Thus they really were mostly harmless. The plan was set in motion, light was shined at the biters and other denizens of the pit. The slimes were drawn up in a couple of clumps which landed right on top of the bomb runes, which dealt with the vast majority of them. The noise did echo around a bit but from what Henry could tell nothing was drawn into the chamber. By the time they’d finished all of the hostile ooze were dead and they could move onto the drones.What followed next was a wholesale slaughter of drones. The only hitch came when a couple of drones began to fuse together, but that was quickly stopped by a clean cut from Larry. Henry breathed a sigh of relief once it was all over. They’d cleared the room and had managed to take no causalities. Maybe things would go alright. He noticed that the black slimes had retreated; perhaps they had more intelligence than expected?Larry and Xavier guarded the paths that led deeper into the hive while the group waited on Henry to give them the next order. > Current kill count:>15 biters>3 spiky ooze>104 drones>Approximately 200-350 ooze remaining, if intel is correctDecisions:1. *move on ahead*2. *booby trap the current growing room and set traps for an ambush*3. *Risk having Ophelia create another owl to scout ahead, will leave her defenseless if there is an assault*4. *have Henry, Larry and Xavier scout ahead*5. Write in
>>3846112>Refer to the map of the place (if you have it on you, or just recall what you know from it before) and scan the area accordingly. Any side paths to side rooms that are dead ends? Where do these current paths go to? Any other alternate points of entry smart slimes could take? You can't seal up all the cracks and ways in, but you can note the most likely ones.>Have Ophelia take samples of the fungus. If there's anything possibly valuable or important here, check it out. Otherwise stay on guard with everybody else. No trapping yet, not here.
>>3846112Oh yeah, take samples of all the ooze types too. Drone, Biter, Spike, and those drones that were beginning to fuse together. Maybe the aborted fusion has some unique thing to it that Ophelia can spot and collect, perhaps from the fusion process itself? I doubt any important Cult of Progress documents and research notes are out here in the entrance section. That valuable loot has gotta be further in in other chambers.
>>3846215>>3846371Supporting these anon's
>>3846215>>3846266>>3846371>>3846907>>3847301reviewing then writing
>>3846112Henry took out the wooden three dimensional map and held it up to the light, the thing was incredibly unwieldly but gave them a fairly good idea of how the tunnel system looked. Its only downside was that it told them nothing about what each room contained or if any new rooms had been recently built, but it seemed fairly accurate. The side paths from the growing room were all in the correct places, and it seemed that their goal was a large central chamber a good ways below where they were.“Henry, there are a couple holes in the walls!” Charles said, his headlamp illuminating a few slots in the walls.“Right. Larry, Xavier, be careful!” Henry called out.“Ophelia, could you take some samples of the fungus and the dead slimes?” “I already did! But… oh I could take more!” Ophelia said, giggling like a maniac. Henry shuddered as the woman gleefully scooped up the muck that the slimes had left behind. “They really are alcohol based!” Ophelia said.“Can we get drunk off of them?” Larry asked.“Please don’t, I don’t like healing people who throw themselves into harm’s way.” Rosa said, shooting Henry a couple of looks.Henry glanced over the drone slimes that had begun to fuse together, the only real difference was that the mess was double the size of the others. Whatever would’ve formed would’ve likely just been bigger than before. He made sure Ophelia grabbed a vial of the stuff regardless. “Oy, I see movement!” Larry said, before ducking out of the way.A couple of blobs shot past and splattered on the wall. The things squirmed and revealed themselves to be miniature slimes, which were desperately trying to unstick themselves. The things were about the size of Henry’s hand and utterly disgusting. They were followed by several biters leaping through the darkened tunnel, teeth extended and swirling over their membrane. Xavier blocked one and gasped as the thing sent sparks flying from his metallic shield.Decisions:1. *Retreat up the central corridor towards the surface, it should be easier to defend, but will leave you vulnerable while retreating*2. *regroup near the mushroom stalks, it’s not as defensible and you can be surrounded, but you won’t be vulnerable.*3. *launch bomb runes into the tunnels and charge forwards*4. (write in)
>>3848291>4. (write in)Alcohol based?Like what percent alcohol?Enough they go up in flames easily?
>>3848291>1. *Retreat up the central corridor towards the surface, it should be easier to defend, but will leave you vulnerable while retreating*Not if we do it right
>>3848291this >>3848307Keep them in your sight, don't trip on anyone, watch corners, and keep pace steady. When we get there, they'll only have one way to advance.
>>3848303>>3848307>>3848332writing>>3848303yes, they burn real nice
>>3848333>yes, they burn real niceNice
>>3848291The group swiftly retreated up the corridor. Larry had to lift Ophelia up over his shoulder and fireman’s carry her to get her to leave some of her equipment in the rush to escape the onslaught. Around seventy slimes emerged from both the tunnels and from the openings in the wall that Charles’ had discovered. The black ones from before began spitting more miniature slimes at them. Xavier and Henry blocked a few with their shields and quickly discovered that they were far heavier than they looked. Rosa chanted some kind of prayer as the group managed to reach the ramp back to the surface.Several of the black slimes clumped together and began pulsing with a blue light. A few of the bitters approached the mass and were launched up into the air at Henry and his group as a form of living artillery. The biters changed their shapes into something resembling arrowheads all to fly better in the air. In the meantime a wall of drones emerged from the tunnel and charged forwards, not really all that menacing, but they acted as a shield for the more complex units.Decisions:1. *attempt to dodge the incoming biters*2. *Try to shoot them down with Ophelia* (will use up 1 red mana for Henry, 2 for Ophelia, regardless of success)3. *Have Rosa throw up a white mana barrier (will use up 2 of Rosa’s white mana)*4. *Have Charles use his warding charm* (Will use up all of Charles’ white mana for the day)5. (write in)
>>3848385MAGNETIC SLIMES?!>3. *Have Rosa throw up a white mana barrier (will use up 2 of Rosa’s white mana)*
>>3848385this >>3848390 because fuck biters
>>3848385“ROSA!” Henry yelled, pointing at the incoming slimes.Rosa wasted no time at all, managing to call up a shield of white mana right as the slimes landed. The biters harmlessly bounced off the barrier and fell to the ground, then immediately began launching themselves at it. Rosa shivered in fear and covered her ears while the group continued their ascent to a more defendable position. The biters ceased their pursuit and regrouped with the swarm. The black slimes continued to pelt them with their spawn while the wall of drones began to advance with the more complex units hiding behind them. Charles grabbed a couple shine runes and began placing them around the platform that the group found themselves on. He then proceeded to aim a few shine runes at the advancing slimes, giving good visibility to the group.Henry and Larry wedged the shields into the ground to use as a make shift barricade and got their plan of attack ready.Decisions: (pick one)1. *use slings and bomb runes to try and break the wall up*2. *have ophelia try to take control of some of the slimes, she’d be able to sow a lot of havoc*3. *have rosa do some prayer shit, maybe she can conjure something up*4. *use good ol fashion shields and spears*5. (write in)
>>3848425>5. (write in)If Rosa can manage another shield for a minute or 5 we have her put it up right after we toss bomb runes charged with red mana to make them burst into flames. Then we wait a minute for the flames to burn while she blocks them in with the shield.
>>3848430You actually have 4 flame runes and 1 inferno rune. Overloading the flame runes would produce a massive firey blast but is far more dangerous than the bomb runes
>>3848430But we need Rosa to have white mana for heals in case we fuck up, right? One shield is 2 white mana from Rosa, mana that WON'T be going towards heals. I say shields and spears, target the biters first to conserve as much as possible?>>3848436How many actual bomb runes do we have?How many slimes are there in this big group? because this:>Approximately 200-350 ooze remaining, if intel is correct
you have 32 bomb runes, the group consists of around 70 complex slimes and about one hundred drones.
>>3848446Are the complex slimes clustered, and where are the glowing clusters that attract the toothy ones located?
>>3848458a group of black slimes clumped up and pulsed blue, this grouping is what launched the biters into the air.
>>3848477A rough sketch map would help a lot, if you can.Can we collapse the tunnel and enter elsewhere?
>>3850147>>3848477>>3848458>>3848446>>3848442>>3848436>>3848430gonna postpone tonight so I can get a proper map and some diagrams together.
>>3852285Just gonna mention the bestiary is written by Henry
>>3848385>*use slings and bomb runes to try and break the wall up*Save flame runes for Slime Queen. I feel like bomb runes are dirt cheap for us, which is great because blowing stuff up is always good and fun. Focus on sending drones into disarray and rush the biters down ASAP before they can get any one of us. Hope none of the drones get the idea to merge up or whatever.
>>3852313its more of a shrapnel blast than an actual explosion, but its more than enough to kill most regular things.
>>3852314Okay then try not to waste too many; enough that wall is broken and MAYBE some biters and black launchers are popped. More than enough progress to allow the party to rush in and mop up.
Rolled 22, 7, 55, 49 = 133 (4d100)>>3852319I reserve the right to reroll anything bad because of my own luck
Rolled 18, 92, 41, 46 = 197 (4d100)>>3852319NUH UHNOT THIS TIME YOU FUCKING DICE
Rolled 59, 46, 16, 73 = 194 (4d100)>>3852319
>>3852322>>3852329taking high roll, no double dipping you faggots
>>3848425“THROW BOMB RUNES!” Henry yelled. Larry and Xavier immediately grabbed their slings and placed bomb runes into them while Ophelia fiddled around with hers. Henry launched his first and managed to take out a nice chunk of the drone wall. Xavier and Larry’s followed shortly thereafter, detonating more chunks away from the wall and causing the entire structure to wobble menacingly. Ophelia flung hers off last and scored a direct hit, with the rune burying itself into the structure. The thing exploded with a wet plopping noise and several biters exploded into a blue paste to go along with the green paste from the drones. > 80 drones dead>3 biters dead>20 drones, 32 biters, 15 spikers, and 15 launchers remaining > - 4 bomb runesHenry smiled at the collapse of the barricade, now they could start whittling away at the remaining ooze. That lasted until the entire swarm suddenly froze up, then undulated, then charged forwards, with the biters and drones taking up the front lines now and the spiky’s following closely behind. They would be able to get one more volley of bomb runes off before they risked friendly fire. They had to make this count.Decisions: (Pick one)1. *fire off one more volley of bomb runes at the advancing biters and drones*2. *retreat back towards the entrance, leaving your shields behind and your backs potentially exposed*3. *cast some spells* (will lead to another menu)4. *Have Ophelia cast something nasty*5. *use good ol fashioned spears and shields*6. (write in)Optional:1. *Have Rosa create a barrier of white mana* (will cost 2.5 white mana, last 2 turns, and exhaust Rosa, knocking her out of the fight) 2. *Have Ophelia attempt to seize control of some of the spikeys* (failure will result in temporary insanity on Ophelia’s part)3. *have Charles fall back, he’s as good as useless here*4. (write in)
>>3852356>"Aim for the spikers and launchers! We can handle the rest fine!">*fire off one more volley of bomb runes at the advancing biters and drones*>(feel glad inside that bomb runes exist for things like this)
>>3852356> 1. *fire off one more volley of bomb runes at the advancing biters and drones*It's why we brought them.
Rolled 40, 82, 46, 37 = 205 (4d100)>>3854532
Rolled 98, 62, 88, 63 = 311 (4d100)>>3854532AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>3854533>>3854535writingRolls are 98(crit), 82, 88, and 63
>>3852356“ANOTHER VOLLEY!” Henry shouted, and miraculously, everyone obliged. Henry launched his first, it landed square in the middle of a group of biters and by the time Henry had blinked all that was left were a few blue stains. Xavier and Larry threw theirs off next. The two bomb runes hurtled into a pack of drones and biters respectively, going off and decimating their ranks. Ophelia tossed hers and it landed a bit too far, detonating and taking out several more biters and one of the spikeys, although it was fairly obvious the things were a good deal tougher than the biters.>28 biters, 20 drones, 1 spiky dead.>4 biters, 14 spikys, 15 launchers remaining.“We got em on the run!” Larry yelled, before ducking to avoid a shot from one of the black slimes. “They don’t have morale damn it!” Xavier said, unsheathing his sword and preparing to deal with the remaining stragglers.Ophelia pulled out the rapier than Henry had bought her while Charles fumbled on the ground with their supplies. He pulled out something and ran back over towards the shields. Henry yelled at him but the boy didn’t listen, dropped the small barrel full of whale oil on the ground and smiling at Henry.Decisions:1. “Do it.”2. “Good work kid!” 3. “Fucking hell get back!” 4. (write in)
>>3854567>3. “Fucking hell get back!” >4. (write in)Smile gleefully.
>>3854567this >>3854593that whale oil is for mega fire, be careful!
>>3854567>Laugh maniacallySome men just want to see the world burn
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>3854593>>3854959>>3855064writingshit's gonna die, but rolling for cool
“Fucking hell, get back everyone!” Henry said, grabbing a flame rune from his pouches and slamming a dagger down into the top of the cask. He kicked it down the ramp towards the slimes, and lit the trail with the flame rune. He had to quickly leap to safety as a large fireball emanated out from the oil, coating the shields in sticky flames and making the affected area a temporary death trap. There was a loud crackle as the charging biters were immediately consumed by the flames. The charred and blackened bodies of dead and soon to be dead slimes dotted the cliff as a few unlucky spikys began to go up in flames too. The smart ones began to cling onto the wall and slowly make their way over the fire while the surviving launchers began to line up on the other end of the flames.“We’ve almost done it!” Henry yelled. Larry and Xavier grabbed their spears and began to poke at the incoming spikys, they managed to take several down outright and knock a few more into the fire where they were quickly consumed. Ophelia placed another bomb rune into her sling until Henry stopped her. He told her to use her brain and that it’d be too close. The woman looked surprised before her usual annoyed face returned. > 4 biters, 8 spikys, 3 launchers dead>1 turn barrier created (fire) >6 spikys, 12 launchers remainingDecisions: (chose actions)1. Larry and Xavier a. Continue swatting the slime downb. Fall back and let them come thru c. (write in)2. Henry and Ophelia a. Bomb rune the launchersb. Cast scrying magic to check for reinforcementsc. Congratulate Charlesd. (Write in)3. Rosaa. Get ready for injuriesb. Cast an enchantment on the group (will grant the ability to take 1 additional wound before death to all party members, will cost 3 white mana) c. (write in)
>>3856102b. Fall back and let them come thru Only so many can fit through the entranceb. Cast scrying magic to check for reinforcementsAnd c. (write in)Pray, because God is Good.
Rolled 44, 49 = 93 (2d100)>>3856102Rolls if needed.
>>3856108before I nod off to sleep I gotta just say you are obviously not a regular poster >god is good
>>3856102>1. Larry and Xavierb. Fall back and let them come thru2. Henry and Opheliab. Cast scrying magic to check for reinforcements3. Rosaa. Get ready for injuries
Rolled 66, 91 = 157 (2d100)>>3856102backing >>3856164 because >>3856108 clearly has an un-Henry write-in portion.also rolling if needed
Rolled 85, 68 = 153 (2d100)>>3856134Nah, I've been here since we picked up Charles.I was just really drunk.But Rosa would pray
Rolled 61, 19 = 80 (2d100)>>3856508>>3857125If everyone else is rolling, I'll roll too
>>3856102“Fall back!” Henry said. “Let the spikys come through, we’ll nail em then! Ophelia, check for reinforcements, Rosa, watch Charles!” Henry said.Xavier and Larry fell back right as the spiky’s began to drop back down onto the path and roll towards the shield barrier. Xavier managed to clip one of them and puncture it as it attacked. The things didn’t lunge forwards, only rolled threateningly.“Yeah they’re massing down below, but there are a couple of big ones.” Ophelia said. “Around… I don’t know, seventy? That’s got to be the remaining swarm.” “I hope!” Henry said, using his sword to bat aside a couple of spikys. The things attempted to ram him a couple of times but he found he could easily swat them aside with his blade. The issue was that the spiky portions were completely unharmed. Only by spearing them could they actually kill them. Rosa knelt down with Charles and prayed, she didn’t really know what else do to. Charles grit his teeth and clutched as his dagger. He wanted to rush in and help but Rosa wouldn’t let go of him. Rosa tried to explain but he wasn’t hearing any of it, all he could see were a few brave men trying to kill a bunch of monsters and he couldn’t do a damned thing.Henry backed away as a couple spiky’s rushed him. He realized with a start that he had run out of room and his back was facing a sheer drop to the mushroom farm below. He held up his sword and managed to bat one of them over the edge but he’d left himself open to another. He began to cast a spell but in the split second before impact realized he didn’t have enough time.The spiky stopped in midair and deflated as Henry slowly registered the spear that had pierced it.’“You okay?!” Larry asked. “Fuckin hell you can’t get distracted like that mate, we need you alive to do all the thinking!”“Thanks.” Henry said. >5 Spikys dead>3 spikys remaining>fire barrier goneFrom his vantage point he watched as the remaining slimes retreated back down the cliffside. He considered pursuing them but he knew that they were massing another wave. It was time to regroup.“They’re massing down below!” Ophelia shouted. “We don’t have much time!” Form a plan: (write ins)1. Henry2. Rosa 3. Larry4. Xavier5. Charles6. Ophelia
>>3859930Now that they're massed again, Larry haste himself and Xavier to boost his vamp speed, Henry does Defenders Sword and Shield, Johnny, Larry, Xavier, and Henry charge. Charles and Ophelia preceed the charge with bomb runes.Henry and Johnny act as tanks and push a hole through the remaining defenders to let Larry and Xavier hit the launchers, their haste allowing them to fall back if necessary or to stay and we can push the remaining slimes between us.If shit goes bad, Henry has enough left over to give Johnny lightning claws to let him shred through remaining slimes.Honestly, I think we should bring Rosa on fewer missions because it REALLY cramps out Necromancy. I know she's the waifu and healer, but Charles can use white mana and we could have sent a bunch of rats in to explode inside key slimes from a safe distance.Not a fan of these slug 'em out fights. Healing is kinda shit in the setting and we nearly died, Ophelia nearly died last time very fast.Anyways, once we are facing a manageable number of slimes Ophelia can try to mind rape a surviving slime. Ideally one of the more complex ones.
>>3860515Bro we don't have Johnny. He's back home watching the kids.
>>3859930backing >>3860515 then, but also have Charles with the crossbow ready to pass it to someone when the queen boss shows upDo we have enough bolts to spare? Is the handheld ballista easy to use enough that Charles could get a few shots off to get used to it? Would be sweet if he ends up the one to nail the queen and allow for the overload.
>>3859930What happens if we add Bone Splinters to DSS? Will the white and black make the spell shatter off us in an explosive spray of chaotic energy?
>>3861254Whatever it does, we can't do it here because it will out us to Rosa.
>>3861288>>3861254>>3861244>>3860606>>3860515no post tonight due to me having a test tomorrow, will post multiple times tomorrow night to make up for it.
>>3861335Henry solo tanks since Johnny isn't here.
>>3859930Larry, Xavier, I think we should head down the ramp and try and thin their numbers, then retreat back up if we get swarmed too bad. Ophelia I want you to lay down covering fire with your bomb runes.” Henry said. “Right.” Larry replied, readying himself. “Xavier.. can you move… freely, down there?” Henry asked, staring off into the dark, the only light source besides the light runes was weak sunlight filtering from the entrance and the blue glow off the mushrooms.“Yes, but don’t expect too much from me, I’m not all that old, Henry.” Xavier replied. “Well whatever you can manage, I know you can move better than me or Larry here.” “Like hell he can.” Larry called back. “Charles, keep the light runes focused on the swarm so we can see. I’m going to grab a couple as well.” Henry said, handing a few out to Xavier and Larry. Xavier grimaced in pain upon touching them, the stored sunlight was uncomfortable for him. The trio made their way quickly down the ramp, finishing off any slimes that were wounded and pressing forwards quickly. At the bottom Henry noticed that the remaining slimes had begun to clear the ooze corpses away. There was an uneasy silence beyond the occasional glorp of a drone.Decisions:1. *use the time to set some traps*2. *use the time to move ahead and kill some more drones* (will grant additional ground to retreat from)3. *head deeper into the caves*4. (write in)
>>3862707>1. *use the time to set some traps*
>>3862707>1. *use the time to set some traps*Make things easier on ourselves, because one swarming will be BAD
Rolled 80, 8, 50 = 138 (3d100)>>3863041
Rolled 44, 6, 24 = 74 (3d100)>>3863041
>>3863087>>386309480, 8, 50'>8uh....
>>3863251Good, bad, average.Sucess with bonus (over 75%), failure with malus, near miss crit fail (under 10%), dead average result of 50 being adequate?Or are there separate DC's not linked to percentile success/failure?For example Henry is having some trouble, luckily the bombs worked and allowed Xavier and Larry to strike the targets but had to retreat to help out Henry before being able to capitalize on their success and continue pushing forward? Just trying to get a grasp of how you handle rolls.
Rolled 28, 53, 89 = 170 (3d100)>>3863041AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>3863630> 2. The first two rolls will be given far greater importance, but additional rolls, good or bad, will affect the outcome. This choice ultimately falls to the Lorekeeper, odd circumstances may cause him to change how the story progresses (a ton of crits for instance)
>>3862707Henry and Xavier quickly got to work laying the bomb runes down. Larry waffled around like he didn’t know what he was doing, which was exactly the case, he had no idea how to handle bomb runes properly. Henry sighed, of course Larry wouldn’t know, he had very little actual magical training, most of what he did was innate. Ophelia and Henry were self-taught while Xavier had church training. He grabbed the bomb runes out of Larrys hands and placed them around, which took a bit longer but was done smoothly. All the while Xavier mentioned that there was movement from a couple of the side tunnels. Eventually the second wave emerged. Two large gray slimes flanked by a single much smaller blue/green one emerged. > 10 bomb rune mines laid out, 1 in hand, remaining bomb runes with Ophelia and suppliesHenry immediately realized something was wrong when a trail of mana shot off the slime and aimed at the bomb rune in his hand. He had to quickly fight the thing off to prevent rune from chunking his arm. A squadron of biters emerged flanked by drones and the remaining launcher oozes, yet no sign of the queen. Henry counted about seventy slimes and it seemed like they were being more cautious. The two gray slimes were massive enough to consume a human and had a mass of small noodle like appendages hanging off of their bodies>Enemy Forces>2 grays, 1 mage slime, 50 drones, 20 biters, 25 launchersHenry made the split second decision to chuck his bomb rune at the encroaching forces and sighed as the thing detonated short, only taking out a couple drones>2 drones killedDecisions:1. Immediately fall back, you’re out gunned here (won’t be able to set off bomb rune traps)2. Wait until the initial forces (drones and biters) step over the bomb runes, then set them off (minor danger)3. Wait until the large gray slimes, and launchers step over the bomb runes (Moderately dangerous)4. Try to fight with the mage slime and take it out (very dangerous)5. (Write in)
>>3863820>2. Wait until the initial forces (drones and biters) step over the bomb runes, then set them off (minor danger)
>>3863820this >>3863974 fuck those bitersalso posting this so it's in the thread when it archives, but this entire fucking mission is basically Amorphous+, that one slime splatting flash game. here's hoping we don't fucking get a Void Eater spawning in here
>>3863820> 2. Wait until the initial forces (drones and biters) step over the bomb runes, then set them off (minor danger)We should have buried the side of the bombs facing the slimes with rock chips to make shrapnel.
Rolled 13, 19 = 32 (2d100)>>3864869AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Rolled 1, 37 = 38 (2d100)>>3864869FUCK OFF FUCK OFF FUCK OFF FUCK OFF FUCK OFF
Rolled 65, 16 = 81 (2d100)>>3864869JESUS FUCKING CHRIST THIS DICE
Rolled 31, 66 = 97 (2d100)>>3864869
>>3863820The drones rushed forwards first, followed closely behind by the biters. From what Henry could tell these two units were far more disposable than the others based on how ready they were to throw themselves into harm’s way. Henry got ready to release the bomb runes when several of them went off, it took Henry a split second to realize what had happened, the mage slime or whatever it was had set the damned things off. A few drones had been hit of course but none of the biters had been damaged. Henry grit his teeth, fought off a couple quick attempts at detonation from the mage slime, and then set off the remaining bomb runes, slaughtering a good chunk of the assaulting forces.>35 drones, 14 biters killer>2 grays, 1 mage slime, 13 drones, 6 biters, 25 launchers remainingHenry ducked as several pieces of gunk sailed over his head and splattered on the ground behind him. To his shock the things began to wiggle around. They were miniature slimes. Larry readied his sword while Xavier looked uncertain.Decisions:1. *hold your ground and try to kill a few more of them*2. *retreat up the cliff*3. *advance*4. (write in)
>>3864970>2. *retreat up the cliff*We need an actual armed force, or at least more bodies.
>>3864970>2. *retreat up the cliff*DO NOT GET SWARMED
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>3865339
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>3865339
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>3865339
>>3864970I wonder if we can drop the cliff on them some how?
>>3866190Hey do we still have that inferno rune?
>>3864970The group made their way up the cliff rapidly. Henry turned back to find that the remaining biters and Drones were hot on their trail, while the launchers followed from a safe distance. The bastards attempted to pelt them with gunk and trip them up. Larry swore as several thunked against his shield and he swore again when he realized just how heavy that made things. The man had enough sense to not pick at the things, as they seemed rather stuck to the shield. A couple of bangs emanated behind them as a few more bomb runes went off. Ophelia waved at them as she loaded a third bomb rune into her sling. By the time they reached the outcropping she’d managed to thin the slimes numbers some more. >13 drones, 6 biters, 8 launchers dead>2 grays, 1 mage slime, 17 launchers remaining>-3 bomb runesDecisions:1. *cast some spells down at the remaining slimes* (will bring up additional options)2. *Hold your ground and wait for the larger slimes to come up to you*3. *ask Ophelia if she can collapse a part of the cave wall to make it harder for the slimes to climb up to you* 4. (write in)
>>3866393>Have Ophelia cast a Bolt spell, except it chains across the gray slimes and reaches the mage or the launcher clusters across the wayShe has Tricky Bolt or whatever, right? She can do this, right?
>>3866393Also>*Hold your ground and wait for the larger slimes to come up to you*While we're at it, can't Larry fire up his sword and safely pop the launcher shots cluttering his shield? A low flame to avoid melting or damaging his own shield's structure? Either way, Henry and co. should catch their breath a bit in this lull. Maybe a quick "are we all okay so far?", taking stock of things? Observe how the remaining slimes behave, try to get a sense of what those grays are capable of.
>>3866504>>3866500>>3866393Both of these sound good.Do we have a spell list for allies?
>>3866500she does have access to trick bolt, but that's simply a bolt spell disguised as a blue mana spell
>>3868301roll 1d100 for Ophelia's controlled bolt spell, this is a bolt that is guided by the caster after firing.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>3868304AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHAlso ARCHIVE THE THREAD
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>3868304
>>3866393Henry looked over at the rapidly approaching slimes and began to put a plan together, rifling through the remaining supplies and weaponry. He watched as Larry grabbed a flame rune and used it to burn off the gunk stuck to his shield. All that remained after were a couple of blackened patches. “I’m going to attack the mage slime.” Ophelia said, gathering mana together for a bolt spell.”“You can’t seriously expect to hit it at this range Ophelia.” Henry said. “Look we still got a minute or two before they reach us lets figure something out.”“The woman already has, Henry.” Larry said. “Let’s try hitting those black slimes with bomb runes, we can actually hit the damned cowards from here.” Henry begin to reply but was interrupted by the firing off of a bolt spell. Henry sighed and expected it to veer off course but amazingly the thing kept on target. Ophelia’s eyes were scrunched in concentration as her hands seemed to keep the spell on target and material. After fifty feet Henry’s eyes widened considerably. He couldn’t manage to keep anything together like that with red mana, let alone keep it on target. The bolt whizzed around, dodging several blue mana shots from the mage slime before one of the gray slimes blocked its path. Ophelia expertly guided the bolt around the gray and into the side of the mage slime. There was a massive bang as the mage slime was thrown into a nearby set of fungi. The thing emerged badly burnt but still somehow alive.> Mage slime incurs two wounds“Tsk, the thing has too much internal mana it seems. It was able to dissipate some of the bolt.” Ophelia muttered.“What?” Henry asked.“You’ve probably never fought talented mages before, but when people have enough mana in them spells aren’t as effective against them, same reason mental magic is so difficult to perform on mages.” Ophelia said. “That mage slime is going to be tricky to deal with.”Ophelia was thrown to the ground as Larry tackled her, a split second later a blue mana spell rocketed past and impacted the wall, dissipating. “Thanks.” Ophelia said, dusting herself off. “I didn’t think it could respond like that.” “Henry we could try using that spell, you know from the training room.” Rosa said, walking up towards him. “I think I’ll be able to cast it much faster now that I know what to do.” Henry glanced down at the path as a wave of black slimes slowly approached. The things were no longer clumping up, seeming to have learned from the first wave’s mistakes. The mage slime slowly made its way up the ramp, still smoking from the bolt spell. Decisions:1. *use more bomb rune shots*2. *use defenders sword and shield*3. *Go back down with Xavier and Larry, charge the damned things using the shields as protection*4. *wait for them to get to you*5. (write in)
>>3868479>5. (write in)We probably need to retreat and regroup with more ammo and weapons and some rest before we try the Combo magic.
>>3868479yeah I guess go with >>3868496we made solid progress so far, thanks bomb runes
>>3868479“We’re falling back, we need to regroup and resupply.” Henry said. “No sign of the queen but it seems that we’ve thinned their numbers quite a bit.” “Already!?” Larry whinned.“I wanted to see the queen.” Ophelia added.“I think we’ve done quite enough for one day.” Rosa said. Charles glanced around and then back down the hill, before asking. “Won’t they try to rout us if we run now?” “No, the grays and mage are too slow while the clotters are cowards.” Henry said. “Rosa can you protect us if we get overrun?”“I think I can manage.” Rosa said. The group quickly retreated. As they reached the entrance Henry turned back and saw that the slimes had not gone past the outcropping. Down below in the pit Henry could see a bit of movement, but no more. He was pulled through the entrance by a worried Rosa. “Oh, welcome back!” One of the cult of progress people said. “We heard a lot of fighting down there, is it safe to go back inside?”“Fraid not, we cleared out about two hundred of them but they had some bigger things and we don’t know how to deal with them at present, we wanted to resupply.” “Ah… I’m going to go tell my boss, gimme a second.” The man said. A bearded and scarred man, wearing a nice set of clothes approached the tired and worn out group. He looked them over and then back at the entrance. They were a good two hundred feet from it but Henry continued to glance over half expecting slimes to swarm out.“So what’s the reason you stopped early?” The man said, clearly annoyed.Decisions:1. “We encountered slimes we hadn’t been informed of in the intel briefing, we decided to temporarily retreat and resupply.” 2. “How I handle the job is up to me, last I checked. Who are you again?” 3. “My people are tired and we don’t need someone chewing us out for it.” 4. “Where can we get more bomb runes?” 5. (write in)
>>3868716>1. “We encountered slimes we hadn’t been informed of in the intel briefing, we decided to temporarily retreat and resupply.”Wanted to let you know about the newer abnormalities, and they've somehow developed traps consisting of small holes in the wall where small highly sticky slimes hide to ambush unsuspecting exterminators.
>>3868716this >>3868737there isn't much more to go, we got this shit
>>3868716“We encountered slimes we hadn’t been informed about during the intel briefing, I decided the best course of action was to retreat, resupply, and observe. The colony itself is badly injured now and we should be able to sweep through.” Henry explained.“The new forms, that’s news, perhaps they were already there but we couldn’t observe them… regardless, could you describe them to me?”“A couple of gray ones, bigger than a person, bunch of stringy appendages coming off of them. One of them stepped in front of a bolt spell like it knew it could handle it which worries me. The only other form we noted was a mage of sorts. One of them was able to utilize magic.”“That’s deeply worrying. I’ll inform the scientists we’ve brought on board. They shouldn’t be able to utilize any sort of magic, merely absorb it. Are you sure it was the only one you’ve seen?” The man asked.“Positive. Perhaps it’s a rare variant?” “I’d like you to capture the mage slime alive if at all possible.” The man said. “My name is Thomas Warren, I’m the chief of operations for the Marihe laboratory, I’ve been posted out here to contain the damage.” Thomas explained.“That the name of the town?” Henry asked.“Recently abandoned after it got attacked repeatedly by undead.” Thomas explained.“Yeah I saw a few destroyed settlements on the road, nobody seems to be doing anything about them.”“Well, that’s why they destroyed Nirdec, isn’t it?” Thomas asked.“Right…” Henry muttered. “The only other news is tactics, the slimes displayed a level of tactical ability that was unexpected. It’s like they’re able to receive orders without having to talk, telepathy maybe?” “They’re linked to their queen, so I’d imagine it’s the queen giving the orders. That’s not surprising.”Decisions:1. “Do you have any bomb runes you could spare?”2. “Could we purchase bomb runes from you?”3. “Could you give use your bomb runes, consider it a cost of doing business.” 4. “Do you have anyone you could spare? I’d like to have more people.” 5. “Have you seen a flight mage around? Her name is Alice, I didn’t see her around.” 6. (Write in)
>>3868780> 1. “Do you have any bomb runes you could spare? Also, any small animals we could sedate and stuff bomb runes into and then use as explosive bait?”I would like to actually split from Rosa, claim to her that Xavier used vampire or that Ophelia used blue magic powers to control them but actually use undead command to send them after key slimes prior to the attack.
>>3868817>>3868780We can also use the bomb runes to cover for sneaking in extra animals and using exploding corpse on them. We should also make them swallow a bunch of metal or bone or rock bits etc to make extra shrapnel.
>>3868817>>3868825DUDE SHE DOESN'T KNOW XAVIER IS A VAMP, ARE YOU TRYING TO FUCKING OUT US???>>3868780>“Have you seen a flight mage around? Her name is Alice, I didn’t see her around.”>“Do you have any bomb runes you could spare?”
>>3868826This, lets not tell our only good healer we are the boogie men from the church just quite yet.
>>3868780“I have a question actually. Do you have any bomb runes you could spare, or pack animals, donkeys maybe?” Henry asked.“Yeah we have bomb runes for defensive purposes, and a couple donkeys we could part with, specially now with supplies a bit lower than we started out with.” Thomas said, running his hand through his beard. What’re you thinking?”“I’m thinking we load them up with bomb runes and one of my mages try to control them and throw them at the ooze. If we could load them up with shrapnel it’d be even better. Metal shavings or small pieces of bits and bobs.” “Smart, wouldn’t work more than once I’d wager, but smart. I got something a bit stronger than bomb runes we could offer, detonation runes, used for mining. The things pack a hell of a wallop but are much pricier.” Thomas said. “Yeah I’d need you to offer up about thirty five silver to cover the costs of the donkey, the supplies, and the two detonation runes.” “Let me think about it. By the way have you seen a flight mage around, her name is Alice.” “Yeah we were hoping she was one of yours. She’s been hiding in the cloud cover all day, no idea how the hell she’s managing to stay on target up there, we’re wondering if you have some sort of equipment for it. Some of the boys said that she should be pretty uncomfortable flying at that altitude and speed what with the wind.” “Trade secret.” Henry said plainly. Decisions:1. *tell Ophelia to call Alice down for additional support*2. “I’d like to purchase everything.”3. “I’d like to purchase a few of those things” (Write in)4. “No way all of that costs that much, come on now, you can’t be hurting for cash that badly.” (roll 1d100) 5. “I’ll offer 30 silver, no more than that.” (roll 1d100)
>>3869302>5. “I’ll offer 30 silver, no more than that.” (roll 1d100)
make sure to actually roll
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>3869302>5. “I’ll offer 30 silver, no more than that.” (roll 1d100)>>3868826Rosa is THE FUCKING WORST.Fuck.I hate you all so much for being waifufags.Christ.
>>3869302I still say we stealth kill the mule and pack its corpse full of shrapnel.And just lie to Rosa. Who we love. But will lie to in order to keep things kosher.We should also get Ophelia to try to vulcan mind meld some slime and see if we can get the Queen to ditch a fake version of herself in return for seeking sanctuary with us. I mean, does the queen even understand individuality or is she going full Enders Game on people? Irregardless, we should stop bringing Rosa on missions. In my opinion.
>>3869392The queen has the intelligence of a dog, so no, you can't negotiate
>>3869387Dude how else is Henry going to overcome his uber-PTSD and murder death cult trauma? In this case, Rosa has literally saved Henry's life multiple times AND they have actual chemistry and interactions with each other that is outside basic waifushit. We have plans to get her to know the truth gradually too, so she doesn't go full insane at knowing all the fucked up shit Henry has been through. Probably going to reveal the black mana stuff to Rosa after this slime raid, then one or two cases later pull the N-word reveal. What's so bad about it?>>3869392We should get Ophelia to start looting samples off any new slime types we splatted. Those grays and the spikys for instance. The Cult wants that mage slime alive, but I don't know about that. They better offer a fuckton more extra gold for it then, and we should give them the mage slime AFTER Ophelia takes samples from it. Corporate espionage and all that.